'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is your dream beach house! This beautifully furnished seven bedroom, six bathroom beach cottage and separate guest house is located in the highly sought after Crystal Beach community. The 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is only 2 blocks (a short walk) from the beach. It is conveniently located within walking distance to Destin Commons, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Publix, many restaurants and world class shopping, an IMAX movie theater, Legendary Marina, and so much more!
'Luna Mermaid' features a large, 12x36 private pool that sits between the front and back cottages.
Enjoy your large patio area, gas grill, & three outdoor dining tables that surround the lagoon pool. Rinse off after a day at the beach in your two outdoor showers. The pool and patio are enclosed with a privacy fence.
There is a full living room in both cottages with 55' & 51' LCD televisions. Both living rooms have plenty of comfortable seating. There is a full kitchen with new appliances in both cottages. Also, both cottages have their own washer & dryer. All seven bedrooms have their own LCD televisions.
This home is very spacious at over 3300 square feet. Perfect for large families that want to spend time together, but still need their own space & privacy. The Main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath. The Back Cottage is 3 bedroom, 3 bath. The large pool sits between the two houses, with a privacy fence that surrounds the pool and spacious patio area. Large driveway with plenty of off street parking.
Both cottages were renovated in 2012. New carpet, furniture, and tile. The wood floors were refinished and the kitchens were remodeled.
Bedroom & Bathroom layout is as follows....
Bedroom 1: King Bed with additional daybed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
Bedroom 4: Two Sets of Bunk Beds, kid room
Bathroom 1: Full Bathroom, whirpool tub & separate shower, off master, double sinks
Bathroom 2: Double Sinks, Shower, serves bedroom 2 and 3
Bathroom 3: Full Bathroom, shower only, good for kids, off of bunk room
Bedroom 5: King Bed
Bedroom 6: King Bed
Bedroom 7: 2 Sets of Bunk Beds
Living Room Sofa pulls out to a Queen
Bathroom 4: Full Bathroom, shower only
Bathroom 5: Full Bathroom, shower only
Bathroom 6: Full Bathroom, shower only
This one-of-a kind private beach retreat is just 2 blocks to 'The most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A'. according to U.S. travel magazine! The tropical landscaping and the laid back feeling you get that only a private home provides will keep you coming back year after year. Come relax, kick off your shoes, and enjoy paradise at the 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House'! Just 2 blocks to the emerald green Gulf of Mexico! Book early! This house gets booked up quickly!
We do not rent to students under 25! NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY!
Locally managed and maintained by Linsey & JoJo, a family run business with over 15 years experience in Destin Property Management. We hope to have you as our guest this year and for many years to come!
Pictures do not do this place justice!
by synoon rhodes
Thank you Linsey! For letting my family stay at Luna Mermaid! There was plenty of room , the pool felt wonderful! Minutes away from the “Walmart”! 10 minutes away from the pier! Destin commons and LuLu’s less than 5 minutes away! And only a couple blocks away from the white sandy beach! My husband was very impressed and can’t wait til we vacation at Luna Mermaid again! Only complaint would be maybe WiFi is needed in the pool house , the kids were able to use their game system but couldn’t use the WiFi for their phones or tablets. But for me them spending their time in the main house was a blessing for me! I hope to spend many more memories here!
Very nice house perfectly set up for a multiple family vacation.
by ben hope
Great place. Everything we needed already at the house.
by Kristin Nichols
The house was great, within a short walk to the beach, located centrally between Destin hotspots, outlet shopping and many close stores and amenities. We had 15 staying at the house and it was very comfortable for a group that size.
by Mike Schraf
We had a wonderful time with our large extended family - 9 adults and 7 "kids" (ages 6-26). The 2-house setup was perfect for us, allowing for the older folks a place to occasionally escape some of the noise and confusion. Both houses were very clean when we arrived and everything was in working order. There are only 2 minor issues to note:
1. The description of the property states that the pool is between the two houses. A more accurate description would be that the pool is behind the back cottage. This was not a problem, just something to note.
2. While the walk to the beach was not bad, and exactly as expected, we were surprised to discover large sections of beach directly in front of the public access marked as private. We had to walk a couple hundred yards to get out of the “private” area. We asked Linsey about this and she quickly responded that this is a recent controversy in Florida now.
I would certainly recommend this property as the only issues were very minor.
House condition was not as great as shown in the pictures
by Aanal Patel
I would say our stay at the given location was manageable. There are few things i would like to point out... We noticed that 3 bathroom doors were damaged and unable to lock. Even though there were enough bathrooms in the house we hardly use 3 for 5 families. which took lots of time in the morning.
We found lots of bug in the house and around the house which was scary for kids. We had two of our kids beaten by bugs at night which gave them serious reaction on their feet and had bad fever.
Bed condition were okay. most of complained on having backpain.
Both House had washer and dryer but patio house washer and dryer were too small to load towel or anything heavy. so basically we were doing laundry at one place.
Few Good things - House had enough towels. location was house was perfect as you can get out to main street and you will have lots of options. Walmart and other stores are close enough. Beach was few blocks from house so easy to walk. Pool was well maintained.
Needs some maintenance, but overall a decent place
by Scott Rogers
Overall, we had a great time....but the place needs some maintenance. A/C couldn't keep up with the outside heat in the small house. The outdoor shower was great, but you had to wear flip flops to get to it, otherwise you burnt your feet (brown is a bad color for decking in the sun). Since our stay was during the Subtropical Storm Alberto, and the beach had double red flags for 3 or 4 straight days, having the pool was a savior. The pool was kept nice and plenty of chairs for everyone to hang out. Plenty, and I mean plenty of parking. Lindsey was attentive and great to deal with.
by Mark Przybysz
Great location, loved the pool and outdoor areas. Plenty of room for large groups without feeling crowded.
Great location and absolutely lovely property!
Close to the beach, the mall, Walmart, and plenty of entertainment places. It is perfect for a big group of friends or family. The outdoor area has everything you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable: 2 large grills, eating tables with umbrellas, the swimming pool which was well maintained, enough chaise lounges, and all of these in a perfect private surrounding!
The 2 houses are lovely too; very beautifully designed and clean!
The owner was very nice and she promptly offered her help by mailing us back a gift box we forgot there!
This was the second time we’ve rented one of her properties and we’ll definitely do it again for our next vacation!
Has great potential, but needs a little TLC!
by Jessica Mayne
Luna Mermaid was nice overall. It had plenty of space for our group and was close enough that we could walk down to the beach. The house and back house were in need of some TLC. New paint and a thorough clean would go a long way. The doors were filthy around handles and all had chipped paint. I know that happens in rentals, but some work is definitely needed. The floors turned white socks black and there was dust and grime coming out of the air vents on the walls. The pool was nice to have, but dirty on the bottom. I think this property has a ton of potential and would be much improved with a good cleaning and some fresh paint.
It was perfect for our large family
by Paula Crawford
It was a great location and perfect for the family, and handicap accessible for my father in law who is in a wheelchair.
Family Spring Break 2018
by Media Landry
This was our first time at Luna Mermaid. We could not have found a better home. Actually 2 homes. Front Home had 6 adults & 5 children under 6, the back home had 4 adults, my Son, his wife, my daughter & her husband as well as there 5 of there teenagers, ages 25 to 18. The pool was behind the fence in front of the back home which had a latch that the smaller children could not open. It was a little extra to get the pool heated and I must say, it was worth every penny, especially this time of the season. We had extra room for the few who were not able to attend. Great memories were made.
Very Tired .. need a bit of TLC.
by Liz Greenleaf
Fantastic location .. loads of space..
But decoration very tired.. some doors/woodwork chipped ...internet very off and on in the back cottage.
Back cottage basic. Could do with being made more homely.
On the plus side the pool was great. We paid for it to be heated and this worked well. Heating and air conditioning worked well too. Although the kids room in the front house was not so warm and was a through way to the back door and pool!
Beautiful Cottages in Destin
by Jessica Pettus
This property has two cottages with ample parking (seriously you could fit 8 cars if you wanted), two blocks from crystal clear waters at a public beach access. This property lived up to the pictures- my large family made use of the 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and heated pool.
This rental is a great deal and we are already talking about booking again in the summer!
We really enjoyed our stay! Great for large families!
by Sonya Moore
We really enjoyed the property! Time went by way too fast! The only thing that didn't work was the jets in the tub. That wasn't a big problem for us. We would stay here again!
Perfect for a large family...especially pool area.
by Kim Glass
We couldn't have picked a better place. It was perfect for the 18 of us. I loved all the space at the pool. We could hang out and not be on top of each other.
No one minded the short walk to the beach.
We do think renters should be informed of small public beach area due to condos on both side...not enough area for all of us that don't rent right on the beach...so we found 2 days later that if we went down to the right around 75 yards we could get a nice spot on the beach to set up. Extra walking but well worth not being right on top of everyone else on the beach.
Thank you for a great stay. We will be back.
Great for large family
Perfect for large families, we had 18. Some things could be updated, kitchen sink is in bad shape & walls and doors need painted. They don't have wagons, more like little pull carts. Short walk to the beach problem is the public beach area is very small, the condo units on both sides of the public beach area say private property. We had to walk down about 100yrds past the roped off area of the condos. The pictures off the outdoor pool area must be older because the furniture that is out there now is not as nice. We had an issue with a broken toilet, but Linsey was great in getting it taken care of. Other than some cosmetic issues with the house, I would definitely stay here again.
Great location and is set up for a large group.
We had 21 people from 7 families for a week long softball tournament. Every family had their own room with the two houses. Pool was in the perfect location and plenty of room around it too. Manager went above and. Beyond. If we had any issues she was on it and resolved it quickly.
Perfect house for a large group
by Michael Jenkins
We really enjoyed the house. Just a few blocks from the beach and can accommodate a large group. We took my daughter and her friends for a senior trip so the guest house worked out perfect to house them. The private pool was great as well. We will stay there again!
Great house close to the beach. Fun, fun, fun!
by Michael Snider
This was a great house for our large family and extended family. Clean with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. It was close to the beach and quiet.
I only gave it four stars because there was one pretty major issue. The internet did not work in the back house. The wireless router was at the front of the front house and did not extend to the back house. It made it very difficult to keep up with emails and everything else you might use the internet for. I would suggest moving the router to the back of the front house so it will cover the entire property.
Overall, our experience was good and we would rent the house again if we come back to Destin.
Beautiful Houses with Plenty of Space
by Eric Spoor
Overall Luna Mermaid was better than expected. We were a little concerned about the square footage for 4 large families but there was plenty of space for everyone! We had 8 adults and 13 kids ranging from 1 to 16. Everyone had a place to sleep. There were a few trundle beds that we hadn't expected and weren't included in the descriptions so they were nice surprises!
There was also plenty of parking! We had 6 cars here at one point and everyone had a place to park without blocking the sidewalks.
All of the rooms were beautifully decorated in very modern decore. The landscaping was very tasteful and we spent a lot of time walking around and playing outside. The kids spent countless hours playing games in the yard.
The pool was definitely larger than it looked in the pictures and there was plenty of outdoor seating and lounge chairs. We stayed in March so we chose to heat the pool and it got really warm, really quickly! It almost got too hot because the weather was fantastic. The back guest house does open directly to the pool so it is not ideal for younger children. We chose to keep the little kids in the main house because the pool has a gate and can be blocked from the main house. The main house also has the only bathtub, if needed for younger kids!
The location is about 4 blocks from the ocean and you can't see it from the house. We enjoyed the quiet street with very little traffic and didn't mind the walk. Unfortunately, the carts to haul stuff to the beach had flat tires so they weren't helpful. I'm sure if we would have called they would have been fixed but it wasn't a huge deal for us.
The public beach access point is rather small, maybe 15 yards wide, so you do need to get down to the beach early to get a spot. This is because there are 2 resorts on either side that had workers patrolling the beach! There are lifeguards stationed nearby which was nice with so many children with us.
The location was great in relation to the mall and many restaurants. You can walk to get dinner and ice cream or even shopping at the mall or Walgreens but you can't hear the noise or have to deal with any of that traffic.
We will definitely be looking into this house again for the fall. 7 days flew by quickly and we didn't want to leave!!
Fabulous property for large group or family.
by Leslie Roberts
Beautiful houses, furnishings, outdoor areas and only 2 blocks from the beach and only a few blocks from restaurants, book stores, & ice cream!
It was PERFECT for our family's spring break!
Thank you Linsey!
Phenomenal Thanksgiving Vacation
by Joe DuBois
Was an incredible stay. I stayed with my family members for a week and everyone would agree that this is 5/5 stars. Great pool that everyone loved and near everything including an outdoor mall. I recommend this for anyone and everyone.
I love this house!
This was a fantastic house and has fantastic owners. They were very prompt in answering any questions and getting some replacement light bulbs put in on the porch when they died.
This house was perfect for our group vacation. Right next to the beach and walking distance to the grocery store and some amazing food stops!
It was very clean and well maintained. I will definitely be keeping this house in mind for next year!
Best house ever
by Linda Green
My family and I have destination Thanksgiving every year and this house was by far the best one yet! There was plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. The pool was a welcome addition and enjoyed by all. The beach is a short (very short) walk straight from the driveway. Close to malls and Walmart. Great time had by all!!
Grandparents Dream Vacation
by Jeff Smith
We had 3 generations, 17 total family members. Six different households represented. Plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. Plenty of parking and house well stocked. Short walk to beach even the 3 and 4 year old could walk if needed. The children ages 3 to 16 really enjoyed the pool at night after a day at the beach. Jo-Jo was so kind to bring gas for grill in the middle of day after we ran out. There was not one complaint from anyone in our group, everyone thought it was the perfect set-up and custom made for our family. If we take another family trip to Destin I am sure this would be the first place we would all look into renting.
Great Vacation House
by Brandon St John
10 Adults, 3 Teens, 7 8-12 yoa, a 4 yoa and a 2 yoa....The Luna Mermaid fit all of us comfortably. Just as anything there were pros and cons. Pros- 1) There was enough parking for our 4 vehicles and a trailer, and we could have easily fit 3 more vehicles 2) The walk to the beach was as listed, a short walk and the two wagons the house supplied made it easy to tote the needed items 3) The front house and cottage were very spacious and there are enough bathrooms to accomodate 20 plus 4) The pool was bigger than expected 5) The back patio around the pool was great with adequate seating to lounge and/or eat outside 6) The Harbor Walk is a short drive away and there were multiple shopping places, eating establishments and anything else of need just around the corner. 7) Management contacted a repair man to come out on a Sunday to look at the fridge
Cons- 1) The bed in the front bedroom of the front house was terrible, however the rest of the beds were average or above. 2) Flood lighting on the rear of the house and on the cottage towards the pool did not work 3) The provided umbrella for the outside table was very old, torn and worn 4) The pool will turn your hair blue/green (Hint-put ketchup in your hair for 20-30 minutes and it washes it out) 5) No trashbags available 6) Dirty Carpet 7) The fridge/freezer in the front house did not cool properly, even though a repair man came out and advised it was working properly, it did not freeze our fish that we had caught on a fishing trip
I would recommend this place to anybody overall. Short walk to the beach, spacious, bath and beds to accomodate 20 plus, the gas grill worked well, the pool was big enough that we had 15 people in it and had room to move around.....Hope this is helpful
Great Vacation Rental
by Jane Baer
We had a reunion here and had the best time. We thought we wouldn't like it because it wasn't on the beach but it turned out to be just the opposite. Great place and will stay again!
by Rebecca Anderson
We took a rare family vacation, decided to try Destin. Chose to stay at Luna Mermaid and it was absolutely perfect!! Short walk to the beach, short walk to shopping, cozy, comfortable, private, great neighborhood, has everything you need! Barely used the pool, but it was great for the couple times someone wanted to. Eating in the kitchen in the morning with all the windows to look out, and the birds singing....awesome. We absolutely loved staying here, and if we come again we won't even bother looking to stay anywhere else...this is it!
Close to Perfect for a Large Group
by Amber Cloy
We had a total of 23 people at Luna Mermaid. The set up is perfect for a large group. We had 9 married couples and 1 single adult, so we had to split up three couples: 1 on a couch and a bunk, and 2 on separate bunks (not a big deal). Most of the bathrooms are very nice & roomy, but two area very small - the bath off the living room in the guest house has a super small shower, and the bunk room in the main house also has a very small bathroom (we had 2 adult couples in this room so it was small for them to share as far as counter/cabinet space, but it would be fine for kids). We had plenty of hot water the entire stay – even with this many people taking showers.
The pool & patio are perfect! Enough seating for everyone to sit comfortably outside together. We liked the privacy fence and locking gate too. There isn’t a lot of shade so we put up a tailgating type tent over one of the picnic tables and it worked great. Being together outside at the pool, eating outside, etc. was our favorite part! Some other homes that accommodate a large group don’t have enough seating outside, but that isn’t an issue here – there were picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a table & chairs.
Unfortunately, it rained 4 of our 7 days so we got quite a bit of inside time too. The living area of the main house isn’t quite large enough to hold everyone at the same time, but between both the houses there is enough space – as well as privacy. The back door entry to the main house from the guest house is really nice – from one house to another with just a few steps. The kitchens were big enough to easily cook for our crowd – loved having 2 dishwashers & refrigerators. There is plenty of parking – we come together from 3 states and had 9 cars/trucks – they all fit in the driveways with room to spare.
Side Note: We have one family member who uses a cane and he could easily access both of the houses, bedrooms/baths, pool area, porches, etc. with no more than 2-3 stairs.
This is a great option for a large group if you want a private pool, close/easy walk to the public access beach, and a lot of beds. It allowed us to have our own space, but also be together most of the time. It was clean, comfortable/appropriately decorated, easy to get to, and the best part was the outside pool/patio area. We were happy there and would recommend it to someone else!
by Elizabeth Jewell
Just returned from a 4 day stay in the guest house. LOVED IT! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!Wish I could have stayed longer but I will definitely go back if given the opportunity.. Lovely neighborhood, convenient to the beach & shopping. Great arrangement inside the house with everyone having their own bathroom. I definitely recommend this property to anyone.
a great space for a large group
by Kristin Norton
Loved this place! Lots of beds, a huge patio area near the pool with three picnic tables to accommodate a large group. They provided two wagons to take gear to the beach, which was a short walk. The place had more than enough towels, very clean, two full kitchens. It was also within walking distance without crossing any big roads to a shopping area with restaurants, shops and a Barnes and Noble. That was a plus for our older teens. Just across the highway was a mall area, with movie theater, for when we were tired of the sun. I would highly recommend this place -- beautiful location, lovely decor, very well maintained. Quiet neighborhood.
great for the price and location
by Danielle Londis
Our extended family of 13 (11 adults and 2 kids) stayed at Luna Mermaid when we came to Destin for a family wedding. The two separate living spaces worked out great for our family. All of the "kids" in one house. We loved the pool. It was a very easy walk to the beach. Both homes were decorated beautifully. It was a quick drive for groceries or to go the restaurants and bars in the area. Both houses were fairly well stocked (although I think the guest house could use a few more dishes and knives).
We did have a few issues during our stay. The barbeque was really dirty - a quick call to Linsey and it was serviced. Unfortunately, it was not in working condition, so it was quickly replaced. However, the replacement was about half the size as the original and not really large enough for a house that accommodates that many people. I was told this would be remedied. Also, there was a major leak (flood) in the main bathroom - again, service was only a phone call away. The repair men that came to fix it said they were "carpenters, not plumbers" and the fix was "only temporary". This was evident when the tub leaked again the next day. Luckily, this was a small leak. At this point, I was sick of having to call for service, and just left it alone. One of the toilets in the guest house was so loose, we were worried it was going to break apart from the floor.
There are not enough linens for this size home. Also, strangely, no bath mats or door mats were provided. So we had use towels from the already short supply. Extra pillows, but no pillow cases.
Like I mentioned earlier, Linsey was extremely responsive to any issue we had. I just got tired of calling; also many of these issues were "annoyances" not worthy of a call in my opinion.
We did have a wonderful vacation and I have fallen in love with Destin. As long as these issues are attended to, I would recommend this rental.
by Susan Crider
We really enjoyed our stay at the Luna Mermaid. We had 18 people staying for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The houses were great plenty of room in both and nice to have two full kitchens.The pool was really nice to have right there close. The houses were both clean and had plenty of beds to sleep lots of people. The walk to the beach wasnt too bad, about 2 to 3 blocks from the gulf,it was nice having the wagons there to cart stuff down to the beach. Definitely would recommend to big families.
Church men's fishing trip
by Jerry Barlar
We had 16 Fathers and sons from our church come down for a deep sea fishing trip. We arrived to find more than we expected. The rooms were bigger than we thought and everything we needed was there or brought to us right away if we called. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone and would hope to stay there again next year if we go back. One of the men who had been on this fishing trip, for 17 years prior, said this was the best trip of all. A lot had to do with the accommodations because he did not catch a fish. 🙂
by Lee Crisp
My family and I spent Easter week at Luna Mermaid cottage and guest house and loved it! The houses are attractive, but comfortable. The floor plan of bedrooms and bathrooms fit our family perfectly - 14 of us including 5 children ages 3, 5, 6, 11, and 14. The kitchen with dining table as our favorite gathering place! However, the best feature was the pool. It is really nice, plenty of room and well maintained. We found the houses to be clean and well prepared for our stay.
Thanks again for providing a quality vacation rental!
nice place to stay with good location
by Angelique POTET
we came for Labor day w-e, unfortunetly we had bad weather. This is the 2nd time we come in this house and we will probably come back next year. We love the location of this house, it's close to everything and it's really close to the beach, so convenient especially with young kids + its has a good rates. I'll recommend this place.