3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8-10
About Nancy Phinney
It all started when Scott and I were living in Boston and needed "an escape". A weekend in Destin led to buying a lot and building a home! We are now settled in Minnesota with 3 kids and enjoy The Great Escape even more, but not as often as we'd like. We work hard to ensure your visit to our home will be relaxing, fun and memorable. And, we hope you'll return to The Great Escape again and again.
Nancy Phinney purchased this House in 1998
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Nice Home Near Beaches
Okay, I am an honest reviewer on all sites & therefore, will be totally honest with you.
First, the house looks just like the pictures. Everything works and is easy to use. Very spacious and nice furniture. The TV in the den is superb.
Now, as far though as the shower in the baths, the shower heads are rather dated. They work really well but are dated.
The flooring is nice and seems clean. I always walk around in my socks & they did not look overly dirty from doing so.
The house was 93% clean. There was some piece of plastic under the sofa and a few hairs in the shower in the master as well as a hair on the sink in the other bath.
They provide you with pool toys, couple floats, throw toys, etc.
Felt very safe in the neighborhood. The walk to the beach was like 5 minutes & I felt safe walking this.
The guy that owns the place came over to say high & make sure we got in okay. Really nice gentleman. He gave us some good advice on restaurants. He did not stay real long, which was nice, we were trying to unload & unpack.
I would stay here again, as we did thoroughly enjoy it.
Location is perfect and area was peaceful
My family had the most amazing time. The location was perfect, close to everything. Walking distance to the beach and stores. We look forward to coming back next year. We’ve been vacationing in Destin for 17 years and I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner. Counting down the days until we come back.
Arehart family vacation
We truly enjoyed our stay. Thank you! The house/pool very clean. It is a short walk to the beach. The beach is the best around with white soft sand and clear water. Loved being able to come back from the beach and hang by the pool with our family. Cooking out on the grill for dinner by the pool worked out well. The house is in a great location with stores close by. Thanks again! We will be back!
Very Nice! Loved it!
Very Nice! Loved It!
We had an amazing trip and stay at this wonderful home. It was very clean, comfortable, had that special “beachy” feel to it, was conveniently located to Crystal Beach, and had a perfect sized pool for the afternoons. The pictures honestly don’t do the house justice. I highly recommend this property and would definitely rent again! Loved every bit of it.
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope you’ll return again soon.
Destin gem! My family of 4 stayed here the last week of June 2019. Brent was right on time with the keys and helpful. We walked in and were surprised at the high ceilings and natural light. The house was clean and pictures do not do this place justice.
We made several meals and had every pot, pan, and utensil that we needed. I do recommend extra toiletries. The location is close to everything. Publix and Walgreens are across the road and Whole Foods is down the street. Lots of stuff close by.
The walk to the beach is easy with sidewalks in a cute residential area. Main public beach area (Shirah) is about 2 canopy tents wide. It’s tiny. We walked down to the right to the next public area.
The house has sand/pool toys, 3 beach chairs, a small umbrella, and there is a small soft-sided cooler on wheels. There is no beach cart. The pool is small but my kids loved it. One day they stayed in it for 10hrs. The outdoor shower is great too. The whole patio and deck area is great. I lived out there.
All of the appliances worked as expected, beds were comfortable, and master bath is nice and large.
Damage deposit was returned promptly.
Brent also shipped back a stack of movies that we left. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing your home with us! We had a vacation to remember.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our home. We work hard to provide all the necessary items you need to enjoy your beach vacation. We hope you’ll return again soon!
The 'World's Luckiest' fishing village has even more to offer than beautiful white sand beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
When the sun goes down or the clouds wander over, enjoy some of the best shopping and dining in Destin! Click the links below to see some of Destin's area attractions:
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Other Activities: Water theme parks, outlet shopping, mini golf