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Dolphins Cottage

Rated Excellent on FlipKey

4.7 average rating
based on 41 reviews

Dolphins are whimsical and playful, and that's just how you’ll feel in this new beach cottage. Ideal for two families this warm and contemporary designer-furnished home has space divided equally among all the bedrooms, a kid’s room with two sets of bunk beds, and a large, open living/kitchen/dining area with eat-up bar. You’ll have as much fun as Flipper in your private pool, complimented by a large furnished patio, outdoor shower, and convenient bath just inside the back door. 

Winter 2012 - owner added flat screens in living room and both queen bedrooms as well as new comforters throughout

Property rules state: no RV's or trailers of any kind are allowed to be parked in the drive way or on the street.  Please call us to arrange off site parking if you are bringing a trailer or RV.  

During Spring and Summer this home requires a 7-night, Saturday to Saturday stay. Any other time we require a 4-night minimum stay.


  • 1st Bedroom: Queen
  • 2nd Bedroom: Queen
  • 3rd Bedroom: 2 Twins
  • 4th Bedroom: 2 Bunks 2 sets


  • Okaloosa- Houses Complex
  • Private Pool
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Gulf Access View
  • House
  • Crystal Beach Community
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • 5 Televisions
  • 3 DVD Players
  • Yes Washer/Dryer
  • Parking
  • 1 Stories
  • 1 Deck/Balcony
  • Gas Grill
  • Adorable home with huge backyard & pool area

Guest Reviews

Girls Trip - Spring Break 2017

  5 of 5 stars

We had a wonderful stay at the Dolphin Cottage during our spring break this year. We had 3 adults and 5 kids from 11 years old to 2 years old. The house was spotless when we arrived! We really enjoyed the short walk to the beach. The pool area was by far our favorite part of the house - it's very private and we heated it which made it wonderful! We will definitely be looking forward to coming to Destin again in the future!

Love it!

  5 of 5 stars

Dolphins Cottage is a very bright and well furnished cottage with a great pool. Everything is very well kept and landscaped.

  5 of 5 stars

This rental was awesome. Very clean, up to date look, kitchen was stocked with all we needed (pans,dishes,silverware). Outside was perfect too. WE could not find one thing wrong with the place... We would stay here again. Giordon- Medina OH

Amazing Vacation

  5 of 5 stars

The cottage was exactly as advertised. We had four adults, two teens, and three kids. There was plenty of room for everybody. It was clean and comfortable. The beach is a short walk away, one block. My only suggestion is that if you have some who are early to bed each night, don't put them in the back bedroom. It's closest to the kitchen and the pool, where most of the noise is at night. Great house, great customer service, and a fair price. We'll rent from Newman-Dailey again.

Manager's Response
We are pleased that you were so happy with your accommodations. Thank you for taking time to let us know about it...we look forward to hosting you again!


  5 of 5 stars

Short and sweet...Amazing experience!!

Loved it!

  5 of 5 stars

The house was very nice, very clean everything we wanted and more. Close to the beach just enjoyable wish it could have been longer,,,,loved loved it

Great Place for Family!

  5 of 5 stars

We stayed here for my wedding. It was such a great place for my family. It was open and had a lot of space. The walk to the beach was easy and really convenient. The best part of the house was definitely the pool and backyard area. It was such a relaxing and fun stay with everyone.

Fantastic Visit

  5 of 5 stars

Our family recently stayed at the Dolphins Cottage, 3/28-4/4-15 during our first visit to Destin. We had a fantastic visit and the Dolphins Cottage worked out perfectly for the 4 of us. Plenty of room for all of us. We loved the simple layout and being one floor. Our boys loved the bunk beds and the queen mattresses were very comfortable. The house was very clean and not cluttered with stuff. The heated pool was the highlight of the house. One day the heater was not working and someone was out to fix it promptly. Easy check-in and check-out procedures. The beach was an easy short walk from the house. The house was conveniently located to everyday stores as well as tourist attractions. A great stay and will look into Newman-Dailey Resort Properties again for our future Destin visits! Thank you!

Great place for family!

  5 of 5 stars

We stayed here for my wedding. it was such a great place for my family. It was open and had a lot of space. The walk to the beach was easy and really convenient. The best part of the house was definitely the pool and backyard area. It was such a relaxing and fun stay with everyone.

R and R

  5 of 5 stars

Cute, cute home with relaxing atmosphere. Close enough to beach and relaxing patio and pool. Six adults had plenty of room. Well equipped. One story was a plus for the seniors visiting. Highly recommended.

A little piece of Heaven

  5 of 5 stars

This house was a perfect base for our family vacation. We had six adults and had plenty of room. It was well cleaned and had almost everything we needed!

Nice family rental

  4 of 5 stars

No complaints except the pool heater was not operating properly and property management did not tell us we had to request and pay extra for the pool heat. We only got to enjoy the pool one day for $180. Big disappointment for the kids.


  5 of 5 stars

Our family recently stayed at the Dolphin Cottage and had a wonderful time. We had read a few reviews about stove issues however we realized the housekeepers just don't put the burners back in correctly after cleaning (easy fix) so really no issues with the stove. You can tell this home is cared for, owners keep it updated, Newman Dailey keeps it clean and they are great to work with. I would highly recommend this home to a friend or family member. The large back yard is a huge asset, we spent most of our time together as a family by the pool making memories of a lifetime. We look forward to planning our next trip.

Dolphin's Cottage - Crystal Beach

  3 of 5 stars

Our stay at Dolphin's Cottage was a little bit of a different experience than the previous year. Newman Dailey has wonderful customer service and is very easy to work with. The house this year lacked attention to detail. The stove in the kitchen was difficult to use. We had to make a service call to have it repaired. Also the chlorinator in the pool broke sometime early in our stay. The pool became very dirty on day 3 of our stay. Both of these issues were solved quickly by Newman Dailey. The house also lacked the proper amount of working batteries in the TV remotes. Also the silverware in the house is in need of upgrading. The owners need to purchase steak knives. The positives about this house is location, layout and pool in the backyard. The house is a good value for the rental charge. We really liked Newman Dailey and will most likely book with them again, but a different property.

Manager's Response
Thank you for your innput about your recent stayl We apologize that you had a problem with the pool and the stove, and we're glad that you appreciate our quick response to these issues. We will address the upgrades you mentioned with the owner. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

Perfect Stay!

  5 of 5 stars

We enjoyed our stay at Dolphins Cottage. The beach was beautiful and the pool was perfect. The grandchildren had a blast and I enjoyed watching them explore the sand and water for the first time! Thank you!

Destin is awesome.

  3 of 5 stars

House was nice and clean. The stove had some problems, otherwise fine. The problem was the Newman-Dailey check-in. Check-in is stated as 4pm. We were at the ND office right at 4pm and were told we had to wait till 4:30 to get into the house. No big deal, we went to the grocery store to get food, etc. At 4:30 we still couldn't get into the house. I drove back to the ND office and asked what was going on. It was nearly 5pm by then. Suddenly the house was magically ready when I was standing in front of the customer service agent and they gave me the key code. It was a less than desirable way to start a vacation. Fortunately, every thing else in Destin was great. Nd really needs to work out the cleaning/check-in procedure, or at least care somewhat about first impressions.

Manager's Response
Thank you so much for taking time to let us know about your experience at Dolphin’s Cottage. We are pleased that you found the house nice and clean and that you enjoy the Destin area. We are sorry that you were in any way inconvenienced by our check in procedures. We at Newman- Dailey Resort Properties make every effort to make sure that each guest walks into a clean, comfortable rental for their stay with us. During the summer season, we see record numbers of guests and on most weekends, we have guests departing a property and another guest arriving at the same property on the same day. The higher the number of bedrooms in a house, the longer it takes to get it properly prepared for the arriving guests. Our check in time starts at 4pm, and while we try to get every guest in as soon as possible, it is sometimes later than that based on the condition of the house and how big it is. Again, we thank you for choosing Newman Dailey and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Location, Location, Location!

  5 of 5 stars

This house is perfectly located to eveything! Shopping, beach, restaurants, everything is close by. We loved the pool. We loved the home's decor. The colors of this home and the beachy feel are lovely. It's very homey and our four year old loved the bunk beds.

Loved it!!

  5 of 5 stars

The staff was extremely nice and caring. we arrived way before check in time and the house was cleaned and ready for us an hour after. We really enjoyed the backyard pool. We spent most of our time there :) The was cozy and had plenty of room. We will definitely be coming back next year!

Forever our Destin location

  5 of 5 stars

Love this home, it is our forever Destin location.

Great Vaction!

  5 of 5 stars

House was great! Bigger than expected! Perfect for two families. The pool was great for the kids, walk to the beach was 7 mins with 2 toddlers. Beach was beautiful, neighborhood was very nice and quiet, but close enough to restaurants and shopping. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely rent again. Only complaint was queen bed in the front bedroom was saggy in the middle and the refrigerator did not get as cold as we would have liked it. Newman-Dailey was wonderful! Check in and check out was very easy. Thanks for a great stay!

wonderful week in Destin

  5 of 5 stars

Dophin's Cottage was extremely nice - 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 3 blocks from public access to the beach and a backyard swimming pool. The pool was small but still enjoyable, and the cottage itself was a lot bigger than the pictures indicated. We would definitely go back and stay again at Dolphin's Cottage!

Great stay

  5 of 5 stars

We had a great time and enjoyed the house very much. This last visit was our 4th time at the house. Quick walk to the beach and Camille's for coffee and scones.

Dolphin Cottage was roomy, comfortable, clean, and relaxing!

  5 of 5 stars

Working with Newman-Daily was a breeze. The rep who helped us decide on a property was very knowledgeabe about the Destin area and helped us find a great house to rent that fit all of our needs. We came as a group of 9 which included two families with teenagers. The house was decorated very "beachy" with fun colors and nice furnishings. We really liked the openness of the living room area, dining area, and kitchen which provided great space for us to lounge, relax, and eat. The kitchen was stocked with all the appliances and dishes we needed to prepare meals. The living room has a nice sectional leather sofa and large ottoman for several people to sit on and the dining area had a large table and plenty of chairs for all of us to eat meals together. We enjoyed the jigsaw puzzles on a rainy day and the tvs. The bathrooms were good-sized and clean. The bedrooms were just a tad small, but we had plenty of room for our luggage in the dressers and closets. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and lawn furniture. It is a very nice pool and the property is well-maintained and has beautiful landscaping. The house is in a nice, quiet neighborhood and only about a block from Crystal Beach. I can't say enough about the beach! Beautiful, clean, not crowded, has a lifeguard on duty, soft sugary sand, super clean water! What we liked best was being in a quiet neighborhood setting with a private pool and only a short walk to the beach. We preferred this over staying in one of the huge high-rise resorts with the hustle and bustle of a zillion people. What was nice is that it is only a 5 or 10 minute drive to the main downtown areas of Destin, so when we were in the mood for that we drove down to spend time there and then could come back and relax at the house. I would definitely stay at Dolphin Cottage again and I highly recommend it. It was perfect for our vacation.

Great stay at the Dolphins Cottage!!

  5 of 5 stars

The Dolphins cottage was the perfect place to stay in the Destin area. It was close to the beach, close to Destin Commons (gorgeous outdoor mall) and all the area attractions. The cottage is the perfect size for large and small families. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with a spacious living room and kitchen area. The backyard is awesome! It has a large enough pool to cool off after a long day in the hot sun. Plus it has large deck area to sit around with friends and family to play games or just relax. The cottage is close to the beach and everything but it still sits on a quiet street which was perfect for a great nights sleep! We will definitely be back.

This house was perfect for our family vacation!

  5 of 5 stars

We love the convenience of Dolphin's Cottage...close to shopping and groceries...a short walk to the beach! We also enjoyed the open kitchen and large table that we could all gather around for evening meals...made great use of the pool and patio as well!

Great time at the Dolco

  5 of 5 stars

Ideal location and well kept property. Very charming. Nice quiet neighborhood when we were there. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and hope to go again some time. Newman-Dailey was very helpful in all aspects. If I had to pick one aspect that stands out it would be proximity to beach but also food and shopping.

Thanksgiving Week Getaway!!

  4 of 5 stars

The Dolphin Cottage unit, it's just what we needed. Clean, colorful, comfortable, cozy, accessible. The Newman Dailey staff is very professional and friendly. The check in system is very easy and painless. I will come back to this same unit during the spring 2012, God willing. It would be wonderful if they keep the price the same. If they did, I will book it today!!

Viva Destin!!!

  5 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank you and the Newman-Dailey staff for your professionalism and excellent service; all that added up to a memorable vacation and a wonderful time in Destin. The Dolphin's Cottage unit was just a great choice for many, many reasons. Thank you so much for the great accommodations and we are looking forward to coming back in the spring!

Peaceful and comfortable

  5 of 5 stars

We really enjoyed staying at Dolco. The perfect size house for all 9 of us with 1 bunk to spare. Extremely clean and comfortable. One of the queen size beds is a little stiff. The backyard is beautiful, private and so relaxing. An easy walk to the beach. Grocery shopping and the mall is literally a couple minutes away. A very convenient location. We appreciated the coupons that come with the rental. Free golf and kids loved the go carting and rides. I would recommend this to a friend and we will definitely be coming back.

Very cute house with ample room - loved the back yard!

  4 of 5 stars

This is a great place for extended family to stay together. Plenty of bathrooms, which is a plus. Bedrooms are small, but you really don't spend a lot of time in there!

Very cool place to spend a weekend with our friends.

  3 of 5 stars

Cottage was small but adequate. We were four couples, but bed situation is really for family with several kids. We needed to go out and buy more toilet tissue, some coffee filters, paper towels, dish liquid, dishwasher detergent abd salt& pepper, all of which we thought would be provided. Overall, however, we had a good time.

Dolphin's Cottage

  4 of 5 stars

We enjoyed our stay at Dolphin's Cottage. It was very neat/clean - and there was plenty of room for the entire family.

Weekend Escape

  5 of 5 stars

Everything was turn key. From the time we received the instructions to get to the place. The service crew made everything so simple. The place was just as wonderful as expected. The house was extraordinary and met our needs perfectly. We never would have found it if the service provider hadn't told us about it. We received more for our money than expected and are greatful for the value. We will recommend to our friends to go through Newnan-Dailey when in the need for rest and relaxation at a great price. Thank you for everthing.

Great location...great times with friends and family

  5 of 5 stars

Dolphin's Cottage offerred exactly what was promised! It was the perfect vacation home for our family. ..breakfast by the pool, short walks to the beach...afternoon swims...& dinners together with family. It was so nice to have all the amenities needed to cook & entertain, including plenty of room for all of us to eat together & be able to sit and talk!

Spring Break 2010

  5 of 5 stars

My family of 8 adults and 2 young children loved our stay at Dolphin's Cottage. The pool was a wonderful relief from the beach for the kids. The house was better than the pictures, clean, and set up perfectly. The only suggestion we have- cut back the cactus in the front yard. While moving around cars in the driveway our little boy was scraped and we had to pick out the needles. Other than that, we really enjoyed and would love to come back next year!


  4 of 5 stars

A group of four mature, but never old, ladies spent a week in Destin, as we have done for 10 years. Dolphin Cottage was perfect for us - 4 bedrooms, all down the right hand side of the house, living areas on left - we felt like the 4 bears! Nicely decorated and the pool area is one of the best we've had - good furniture, lots of space, nice landscaping, and thought to plants that don't cause leaves in pool.We did miss having a front porch. Only other issue is that the dryer takes forever to dry - but may be a design flaw that cannot be helped according to staff that investigated. Too bad, as it uses waaay too much power! All in all, a great week - would recommend house without reservation! (Nice neighbors, too!)


  5 of 5 stars

The service was excellent, we were well informed. The house was great. The bedrooms alittle smaller than I thought but the were okay. There was anything a person could want or need. The pool was perfect after a day at the beach. We liked not being right on the beach because we were not bothered by a lot of people or noise. The only problem we had was that the dryer did not dry very well, it took forever for things to dry. I must say we would stay again and do plan to in the future. Thank you Brenda Poyer

Perfect Vacation

  5 of 5 stars

What a great place to stay. Being on vacation and still having the convenience of a home. No complaints, house is perfect. Pool was great and beach is within walking distance. We will be back next year.

You'll be glad if you choose this one!

  5 of 5 stars

This is a terrific property that would well for a romantic getaway or a large family. Great floorplan, just a short walk from a beautiful beach and within two minutes of numerous restaurants, huge grocery and a top notch mall. Been here twice...plan to return again!

Cozy and clsoe to the beach

  5 of 5 stars

Dolphins Cottage was a perfect location for us and the other family we went on Spring break with. Though is was still a little cool to get in the Gulf, the heated pool was a huge hit with the kids.

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