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Lonni's Gem

4.9512
(41 Reviews)

Capacity

4 Bedrooms
4 Bath
Sleeps 12

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About

Lonni's Gem is a recently updated home in Emerald Shores new to our program! 4BR/4BA! The house has recently been updated with new furniture, new TVs, new granite, cabinets, and appliances, and a new master bathroom! You'll love it! Lots of room for up to 12 people. You'll love having 4 bathrooms! The first floor is all living space with a huge living, dining, and kitchen all open to each other! Everyone can be in this part of the house at the same time! There is also bathroom with a shower on the 1st floor along with a sleeper sofa. The bedrooms are all on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The master is on the 2nd floor with private access to the balcony. It has a king bed and a newly renovated bathroom with a double tile shower! Very nice! There are 2 other guest rooms, a full bath, plus a bonus room on the 2nd floor. You'll find a sitting area in the bonus room, a queen bed in one room, and 2 full beds in another bedroom! The 3rd floor is a loft with a queen bed and a private bathroom and balcony! This home is nice and sure to please! Spread out on 3 levels! You'll find TVs in every room. FREE Wireless high speed internet is provided! Outside, you'll find a covered 1st floor porch, a 2nd floor balcony, and a 3rd floor balcony. There is a propane grill on the side of the house with easy access to the kitchen. You'll also find an outdoor shower to wash off the sand before going inside!

Lonni's Gem sits within the gated neighborhood of Emerald Shores located in Walton County just past the Okaloosa County line with gated access from both Scenic 98 and Hwy 98. Getting around is easy with access to 2 outlets! Walk to the beach only 1/4 mile or take the free tram during Peak periods. Amenities in Emerald Shores are unmatched along our stretch of beach. You'll also find 2 pools, a tennis court, basketball goal, volleyball court, and a private beach cabana right on the beach with picnic tables, showers, bike and wagon area, and a short order bar/cafe open in peak times. No other neighborhood has a private beach access like ours! You'll love it! The location cannot be beat either! Emerald Shores is centrally located in Destin about 5 miles east of the Destin Harbor and maybe 2 miles West of the Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall! Walk to the beach and about 4 restaurants along the beach! Drive to the harbor, other restaurants, Shopping , Movie Theaters, Golf, and all Destin Activities, all within about 5 miles! The Water Park is about 3 miles to the West. Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Bungee Jumping, all within about 3 miles! If you are a Golfer, the Destin area has about 10 Golf Courses within 10 miles! Play them all! People come to Destin and end up coming back year after year! Come see why! You may not want to leave! Make wonderful memories here.

30% required to reserve. The balance is due 30 days in advance. Fully refundable if canceled more than 60 days in advance minus $150 fee. Trip cancellation insurance is offered at 6.5% of the total for covered cancellations within 60 days through CSA Travel Protection.

Managed by Crystal Waters Vacations. If Lonni's Gem is booked or not the right property, we manage several others in the area that just might be your perfect vacation getaway! Please ask!

Features

Amenities

  • Heated Pool
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Balcony
  • Shared Pool
  • Tennis
  • Beach
  • Private Beach Access
  • Community Private Beach Cabana
  • Seasonal Beach Service for a Fee
  • Walk to restaurants
  • FREE WiFi
  • Walk to Beach
  • Single family home

Location

  • House
  • Emerald Shores
  • Walk to Beach
  • Single family home

Type

  • House
  • Walk to Beach
  • Single family home

Availability

Key
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Reviews

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Loved Lonnis Gem!

August 2019
, Tyler, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We stayed at Lonnis Gen for a week and loved it. The location was perfect, walk to the beach was doable, and we had the pool right by us. Definitely would recommend this location and the Crystal Water Vacation Homes/ Realty to anyone I know.

Manager's Response

Hi Diana, Thanks for the recommendation for Lonni's Gem! You're absolutely right, the location is great. The house is in a good location within the community as well as in close proximity to the beach and restaurants, shopping, etc. We would love for your family to stay here again next summer. ~Crystal Waters Vacations

Lonnie’ Gem

July 2019
, Jasper, MO Unknown

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Beautiful home! Everything we needed was available. Great location.

Manager's Response

Hello Kasha, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem and had everything that you needed. Come back and stay with us again! ~Crystal Waters Vacations

The real deal

July 2019
, Mineral wells, TX US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was great!!! It looked exactly like the pictures, it was clean on arrival. The private beach access was great... it was a walkable distance or you can get a ride. The only thing I wish I could have change and would have been the road work and traffic but just plan for it when going into town. We didn’t have any problems during our stay

Manager's Response

Hello James Family, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at Lonni's Gem. I know this was a special trip for your family, since so many relatives were able to get together! We hope you'll make it an annual trip and return in July, 2020. Hopefully by then the road work will be completed. ~Crystal Waters Vacations

1st Annual Henley Family Vacay

June 2019
, Oklahoma City, OK United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

All around best time. Great place, close to the beach and restaurants and shopping. Plenty of different activities for different personalities.

Manager's Response

Hello Henley family, We feel privileged that you chose Lonni's Gem for your "first annual family vacation". You're absolutely right, there is something for everyone here in Destin! We would love for you to make this home your pick each year for the annual vacation. ~Crystal Waters Vacations

Relaxing Destin stay

June 2019
, Spring, TX US

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

Beautiful home in a great location to many amenities.

Manager's Response

Hi Timothy, It's great to hear you enjoyed a relaxing stay at Lonni's Gem. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again. ~Crystal Waters Vacations

Great place for familues

May 2019
, St Clair Shores, MI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had 6 adults,3 children.. enough room for everyone pools were great ! Nice walk to the beach and restaurants. . House was clean.Loft room could use a new mattress.

A Gem of a vacation spot

April 2019
, West Peoria, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We couldn't have picked a better home! Plenty of room for our family of 8. It was the perfect location. I love that it was not in the middle of everything. So, not really congested...love that! A 5 minute walk to the beach. The pool was amazing as well. Would definitely stay here again.

Manager's Response

Hi Stephanie, We're happy you found Lonni's Gem for your family vacation! It definitely is in a fantastic location, convenient to the beach, close to the pool, several restaurants closeby, but yet not in a congested area. We look forward to seeing you next spring!

Superb Vacation Home

October 2018
, Greenwood, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family and I spent our vacation in Destin just days following Hurricane Michael. Amazingly enough, there was no damage and actually no indication that a hurricane had passed through the area. We were very pleased with Lonnie's Gem and the neighborhood as well; it was a home that had every amenity that you could possibly need to make your vacation enjoyable and memorable. We highly recommend this "gem" to other large family vacationers.

Manager's Response

Hello Watkins Family, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at Lonni's Gem. This is definitely the perfect home for a large family or multiple families. We hope you'll come back and see us again!

Perfect last minute getaway

September 2018
, Elkhorn, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our family had originally planned to go to the Charleston, SC area for our vacation but with hurricane Florence those plans changed. We found Destin and more particularly “Lonni’s Gem” the day before we checked in. The reservation process was fantastic and more importantly the house was perfect. Plenty of space for all 9 of us and even the kids had their own space and rooms as well. House was clean and definitley updated. Had an issue with the AC on our 2nd to last night there and the Crystal Waters folks were right on top of it even after hours. We would definitely recommend this house and would love to stay again.

Manager's Response

Hello Beckstrand Family, We were happy to be help your family find a vacation home a little farther south than you were planning to go. But due to the hurricane, your options were limited. We are so happy that we were able to meet your family and introduce you to the Destin area. Hope you'll come back year after year!

Great Home!!!

August 2018
, Asheville, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

House was as advertised. Super clean with plenty of room. Would definitely stay here again.

Manager's Response

Hi Ryan, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem. We look forward to you staying with us again next summer. :)

Precious Gems

August 2018
, Knoxville, TN us

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Property description is very accurate at the time of our visit there was some Hwy maintenance at the entrance. The Manager provide excellent service.We would recommend this property. Restaurants and attractions for every age.

Manager's Response

Hi Gary, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! There is definitely something for everyone in Destin! Hope you'll come back and stay with us again.

Lonnis Gem

April 2018
, Morganton, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our stay was a delight. Everything was as described to us. The community the house was in is terrific. Our kids were able to ride their bikes, all neighbors were very friendly. Thank you for a wonder vacation.

Lonnis Gem

April 2018
, Morganton, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our stay was a delight. Everything was as described to us. The community the house was in is terrific. Our kids were able to ride their bikes, all neighbors were very friendly. Thank you for a wonder vacation.

Very Nice Home

December 2017
, Wilmington, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

A very nice home in a great location! Loved being close to the beach and the wonderful shopping especially in December. I only have two suggestions. First, there needs to be some dish towels in the kitchen and some potholders. That's all we were missing. :)

Very Nice Home

December 2017
, Wilmington, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

A very nice home in a great location! Loved being close to the beach and the wonderful shopping especially in December. I only have two suggestions. First, there needs to be some dish towels in the kitchen and some potholders. That's all we were missing. :)

Awesome Family Vacation

September 2017
, Cordova, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The property exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it to others. Thank you!

Awesome Family Vacation

September 2017
, Cordova, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The property exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it to others. Thank you!

Lonnies gem rental

August 2017
, Jefferson, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very nice home! We enjoyed pool being across street. Enjoyed the beach being not too far. 1st night refrigerator would not work but management had it working right away

Lonnies gem rental

August 2017
, Jefferson, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very nice home! We enjoyed pool being across street. Enjoyed the beach being not too far. 1st night refrigerator would not work but management had it working right away

Lonni's Gem is awesome!

July 2017
, Peachtree City, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

The home was clean and well-maintained. There was more than enough room for everyone in our party of 8. The complex is also well-maintained and easy to navigate. I wished our unit was a little closer to the beach, but the walk was only about 7 minutes.

Lonni's Gem is awesome!

July 2017
, Peachtree City, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

The home was clean and well-maintained. There was more than enough room for everyone in our party of 8. The complex is also well-maintained and easy to navigate. I wished our unit was a little closer to the beach, but the walk was only about 7 minutes.

Family vacation 2017 - Destin

June 2017
, Ball, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We absolutely loved our stay in Lonnie's Gem! The neighborhood itself was the best! Will definitely be staying at emerald Shores again! See ya in 2019!

Family vacation 2017 - Destin

June 2017
, Ball, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We absolutely loved our stay in Lonnie's Gem! The neighborhood itself was the best! Will definitely be staying at emerald Shores again! See ya in 2019!

Very nice

October 2016
, Smiths grove, Ky United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

Very nice

October 2016
, Smiths grove, Ky United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a nice home with lots of room and nice amenities very close to the beach!

Great week in FL

October 2016
, Colbitz, XX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great location, quiet and save area and no problem to walk to the beach, was very relaxing, private beach access with restroom and shaded area!

Great week in FL

October 2016
, Colbitz, XX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great location, quiet and save area and no problem to walk to the beach, was very relaxing, private beach access with restroom and shaded area!

Manager's Response

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a nice home with lots of room and great amenities! The walk to the beach is quick and the private beach cabana is awesome!

Perfect beach home!!

September 2016
, DeSoto, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The home was just as pictured online. Plenty of room and VERY clean and well maintained. Kitchen and bathrooms large and beautifully updated along with kitchen. We had a absolutely wonderful time. Easy walk to the beach and inside bathrooms right on beach. I would recommend this home to anyone...you'll love it.

Perfect beach home!!

September 2016
, DeSoto, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The home was just as pictured online. Plenty of room and VERY clean and well maintained. Kitchen and bathrooms large and beautifully updated along with kitchen. We had a absolutely wonderful time. Easy walk to the beach and inside bathrooms right on beach. I would recommend this home to anyone...you'll love it.

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a spacious and well kept home with nice upgrades so close to the beach! Easy walk to the private beach cabana right on the beach with restrooms, picnic tables, showers, wagon storage, and even a short order cafe/bar during peak times!

Our Beach House

September 2016
, Park Hills, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was lovely and we had a fabulous time. The dresser in the second bedroom needs repair or replacing as some of the drawers do not open.

Our Beach House

September 2016
, Park Hills, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was lovely and we had a fabulous time. The dresser in the second bedroom needs repair or replacing as some of the drawers do not open.

Manager's Response

So glad you had a nice stay in Destin. Lonni's Gem is a great house in Emerald Shores. We'll check the drawers. Thanks.

Great rental home

August 2016
, Jacksonville, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was a short walk to the beach. The pool was close to our rental home. Plenty of room for everyone.

Great rental home

August 2016
, Jacksonville, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was a short walk to the beach. The pool was close to our rental home. Plenty of room for everyone.

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a spacious home with recent updates and very close to the pool and beach!

Lonnies Gem Vacay

June 2016
, Florissant, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We couldn't have asked for a better place! It was able to handle our whole group and never felt crowded! The wagon, beach chairs, and umbrella were a pleasant surprise also! We ended up donating our boggie-boards too. They only issue we had was our trash wasn't emptied when they told us it would be. We had 11 people for 7 days = an overflowing dumpster. Bring extra pillows or blankets if you need that sofa sleeper (couldn't find any in the closets) but leave all the kitchen supplies at home! The place is stocked like your own!! We loved the beach pavilion and the tram was helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone with a big group, it was perfect!

Lonnies Gem Vacay

June 2016
, Florissant, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We couldn't have asked for a better place! It was able to handle our whole group and never felt crowded! The wagon, beach chairs, and umbrella were a pleasant surprise also! We ended up donating our boggie-boards too. They only issue we had was our trash wasn't emptied when they told us it would be. We had 11 people for 7 days = an overflowing dumpster. Bring extra pillows or blankets if you need that sofa sleeper (couldn't find any in the closets) but leave all the kitchen supplies at home! The place is stocked like your own!! We loved the beach pavilion and the tram was helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone with a big group, it was perfect!

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a super nice home with newer furniture and recent updates. The private beach cabana is close the pools even closer! There should be pillows and blankets in the closets. Sometimes people move them all over the house. Will make sure they are there! The trash is scheduled to be picked up 3 times during the week in the Summer. Not sure what happened with that but we do recommend bringing the big 30 gallon trash bags just in case the 2 cans are not enough.

labor day getaway

September 2015
, baton rouge, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The home was everything very nice and centrally located to everything. The home was fully furnished with everything you would need to cook etc.

labor day getaway

September 2015
, baton rouge, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The home was everything very nice and centrally located to everything. The home was fully furnished with everything you would need to cook etc.

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem! It is a nice home in the best neighborhood along our stretch of beach! Gated with the best amenities including a private beach cabana directly on the beach!

Exceed expectations

August 2015
, senoia, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Exceed expectations

Exceed expectations

August 2015
, senoia, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Exceed expectations

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed Lonni's Gem and that it exceeded expectations! It is a nice home in the best neighborhood along our stretch of beach! We do our best to keep it nice and comfortable for everyone!

Our stay at Lonnies Gem

August 2015
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was great! The house was nice and the beach and restaurants and shops were so close which made everything very easy for us since we have never been to Florida!
We loved our stay!

My only negatives, were that the dishes were very dirty. We picked up multiple dishes that still have food on them.

Our stay at Lonnies Gem

August 2015
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was great! The house was nice and the beach and restaurants and shops were so close which made everything very easy for us since we have never been to Florida!
We loved our stay!

My only negatives, were that the dishes were very dirty. We picked up multiple dishes that still have food on them.

Manager's Response

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Lonni's Gem. It is a nice and spacious home in the best vacation neighborhood along our stretch of beach!