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Dolphins Cottage

4 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

10 Guests


Newly Updated! Huge Backyard and Pool Area! FREE Beach Chairs


Gulf Access
Private Pool
Pool Can be Heated with Fee
0.3 Miles to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Bedroom 4 | 2 Bunk
Bedroom 1 - Primary Bedroom | King
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 2 | Queen
Half Bathroom
Bedroom 3 | 2 Twin

About the property

Dolphin's Cottage is Professionally Managed by Newman Dailey.

FREE Beach Chair Service of 2 Chairs and 1 Umbrella Each Day on the Beach in Season from March-October

Dolphins are whimsical and playful, and that's just how you’ll feel in this fantastic 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.

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.

We require a minimum length of stay during the summer and over holidays.
We do not rent to anyone under 25 or to students

Guests receive a welcome kit with small dishwasher detergent, dish soap, sponge, a roll of paper towels, and laundry detergent. There will be an initial trash liner in each receptacle and a set of toilet paper and soaps for each bathroom provided. Guests will need to replenish supplies for longer stays.

This pool can be heated between October- April for a fee of $50 per day upon request to our office. There is an additional charge for heating requests within 48 hours of check-in.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Monthly Snowbird Rate
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 1316
  • Washer


  • Cable
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV


  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Coffee Maker
  • Stove


  • 0.3 Miles to the Beach
  • Free Seasonal Chair Setup - 2 Chairs, 1 Umbrella
  • Shore at Crystal Beach Park


  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill


  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking


  • 1st Floor Primary Bedroom
  • Ground Floor
  • No Elevator
  • No Stairs
  • Walk-In Shower

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  4.8 (based on 93 reviews)

great place!

Courtney M.


Submitted on Apr 23, 2024 through Airbnb

would definitely come back.

Victoria M.


Thanks for opening your house for others to enjoy. Its perfect for families with kids/teens. Location offers quick walk to the beach.

Submitted on Apr 14, 2024 through VRBO

better than expected!

Justin M.


Exactly as advertised. Kitchen fully stocked with all appliances and utensils. Pool may be a bit small for larger groups, but fit us nicely. Only somewhat confusing part was the lights/fans. Had to play around with the controls to find the right mix. Would recommend and stay there again in the future

Submitted on Jul 16, 2023 through Airbnb

great house!

Angel L.


Overall our experience was wonderful! It was great size for our group of 5. The management was extremely helpful & attentive. The only hiccup we had was in finding our beach chairs because there were numerous vendors. The instructions for that were not very specific.

Submitted on Jul 12, 2023 through VRBO

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We will do better in the future to explain the beach service procedure. We hope to have you back at the beach soon!

wonderful stay

Ashley P.


Very cute Airbnb! Close to the beach and very nice backyard.

Submitted on Jun 30, 2023 through Airbnb

wonderful stay!


Everything was so Wonderful. I had the best time and a Great Birthday on my trip. I will be using you guys a lot in the coming months. Thanks again, Tony L. Mitchell

Submitted on Jun 21, 2023 through

great rental!


The home is in a perfect location, with every amenity you could want! Well appointed and very comfortable! The kids loved the pool and the bunk room! The street is quiet and so close to everything, we will definitely rebook this home! Thanks for a great week! Also our 1st visit to Destin.

Submitted on Jun 18, 2023 through

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Mar 23, 2023

best vacation house ever!!!



I can’t say enough nice things about this great house! At one point we had up to 10 people staying there, and we never once felt cramped or crowded. The kids had an amazing time in the bunk room, the kitchen was genuinely a wonderful cooking kitchen, and the heated pool was clutch in saving a slightly chillier weather week. I’ve stayed in a lot of vacation properties, but this was far and away my favorite! A quick walk to the beach, or the cafe around the corner was the perfect addition to an already fabulous stay. We also had to call maintenance to fix a very small issue, and they were out and had it fixed within the hour. Our family had the best time here, and we will definitely be back soon!

Submitted on Mar 23, 2023

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Oct 27, 2022

perfect escape

Jessica M


This adorable house had everything we could’ve wanted, it was spacious, had a good size pool, grill, a short walk to the beach and a short walk to Camille’s crystal beach cafe which was amazing. It is also a short walk to millers tavern and ruby slipper cafe as well as the destin commons.

Submitted on Aug 22, 2022 through VRBO

great location

Chad C


House was nice and close to the beach and other amenities

Submitted on Jul 2, 2022 through VRBO

great location for our trip



Dolphin's Cottage provided a perfect retreat for our 2 families to gather. The house is not large, but it is efficiently laid out and is functional. The location was not too far from the beach and was an easy walk. We did not use the pool as much as we expected to, but it was a good addition nevertheless. The house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The beds were comfortable. We would consider staying at Dolphin's Cottage again in the future.

Submitted on Jun 19, 2022

perfect getaway!

Jessica E


The house has everything you need and in such a great location to walk everywhere you need to go.

Submitted on May 6, 2022 through VRBO

great location

Keri P.


Cute house, perfect location for teens. Close to beach & Destin Commons!

Submitted on Apr 2, 2022 through VRBO


Diane N.


The house was updated and clean. The property owners were quick to respond to questions. We enjoyed the location. The house was a couple block walk to the beach and the free umbrella and chair service was an added bonus! The kids loved the heated pool! We would definitely stay at this house again.

Submitted on Mar 26, 2022 through VRBO

minute walk to the beach

Tyler S


My friends and I had a great time at this property and will be headed back when we get the chance. Thanks for the beautiful experience!

Submitted on Oct 12, 2021 through VRBO

great stay

Natalie G


Extremely comfortable for the 8 of us. It was so nice to have our own private pool. Super close to the beach!! Will definitely be back!

Submitted on Aug 14, 2021 through Homeaway

amazing summer vacation

Madison B


We loved staying here! It was close to grocery stores and restaurants. A short walk to the beach. The private pool was the best. We have small children and it made our whole trip 10000x more enjoyable having a fenced in back yard with the pool. We would definitely stay here again!

Submitted on Jul 22, 2021 through VRBO

june 28-july2

Xavier A


Clean and spacious home. Great location near the beach and local stores. The complimentary beach chairs and umbrella were a great addition to our stay. We couldn’t ask for a better vacation.

Submitted on Jul 6, 2021 through VRBO

cute and convenient

Melody H


We enjoyed our stay. It was certainly convenient to everything!

Submitted on Jun 26, 2021 through VRBO

dolphin cottage

Randi M


This home has it all! Design, space, and an in ground pool! Loved our time there. Short walk to the public entrance to the beach. Easy for adults and children. Thanks for a great time!

Submitted on Jun 16, 2021 through VRBO

wonderful home away from home!

Tahirah T


This was an awesome home, it was beautiful, clean, a 5-minute walk from the beach, it provided adequate privacy, safe neighborhood and the location was in the middle of everything you would need (grocery store, restaurants, shopping and entertainment). My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you ??

Submitted on May 14, 2021 through VRBO

absolutely beautiful



This place was absolutely beautiful. The layout of the place was spectacular. The rooms had enough room and everything you would need. The kitchen was awesome. They had all the supplies you would need to cook a complete family meal with no problems. The bathrooms had new towels and wash clothes and was sparkling clean. I really enjoyed this location. Book with them you WON’T be disappointed!

Submitted on May 9, 2021 through Airbnb

dolphin cottage

Brandie W


We absolutely loved our stay. We loved the house and pool and being able to walk to the beach. We will most definitely be back !!!

Submitted on Aug 11, 2020 through Vrbo

a hidden oasis

Kevin M


Was awesome!! Will return when we can!! With Covid a threat, we never felt threatened. We had absolute privacy!

Submitted on Jul 3, 2020 through Vrbo

the location of the property is a 5 minute walk to the beach. the pool is completely private.

Jessica M


Easy rental process; great location. Close to the beach, yet a quick drive to stores & restaurants.

Submitted on Jun 27, 2020 through Vrbo

we’ll be back

Heath S


Fantastic house in a fantastic location.

Submitted on Sep 7, 2019 through Vrbo

love this house!



This was our 2nd year staying at Dolphins Cottage and we just love this cute little place! My only complaint is the bed in the master, the mattress appears to be a memory foam with a thick topper on it and it is way too soft! Also, you sink way down in it and it makes me hot and sweaty trying to sleep! My husband weighs 260 and he has a hard time rolling over on the bed while sleeping! The other beds are normal mattresses and are much more comfortable. One other thing is maybe consider a small awning over the back door to the pool. The view of the pool is so nice but during afternoon hours there is to much sun coming in to leave the door blind open to enjoy it! Otherwise we love the house! It is wonderful to have our own pool and the raised ceiling make it both spacious and cozy. The decor is so pretty, I love the. Plot scheme they chose. The kitchen is gorgeous and the dishwasher is super quiet! My husband and I decided when we replace our refrigerator we want one like you have at Dolphins Cottage! We will be back next Summer!

Submitted on Jun 4, 2019

dolphin cottage

Danelle G


Excellent place for our family.

Submitted on May 24, 2019 through Vrbo

dolphin cottage was just beautiful and clean.



We had a wonderful time @ Dolphin Cottage it was so clean and fresh. We had 6 adults and 2 kids and had lots of room. The pool was a big hit with all of us. The appliance were all great lots of kitchen ware to cook any meal you would want. We had a great time and would love to come back.

Submitted on May 18, 2019



Submitted on May 18, 2019

april 2019 stay

rachael d


The house was perfect for our stay. Kids loved the pool and the beach was nice and close! Would definitely recommend Dolphins Cottage!

Submitted on Apr 25, 2019 through HomeAway

april 2019 stay

Casey K


We really enjoyed our stay at the Dolphins Cottage. The house was perfect in every way. We would definitely recommend this house!

Submitted on Apr 21, 2019 through HomeAway

perfect. best i have stayed at in a long time!

Matt S


Great location, and neighborhood. The property was well appointed, and immaculate. Would diffinetly stay again.

Submitted on Mar 22, 2019 through Vrbo

great place

Lonnie KY


The finishes were very nice and the home was very clean and everything was in working order. 4 stars only because the master barhroom was across the hall from master bedroom. The guest bathroom was an jack and jill between the bunkbed room. Other than that we were very pleased. We would visit this home again.

Submitted on Sep 15, 2018


Zeus Rodriguez


awesome, service, house, even the weather was awesome

Submitted on Sep 15, 2018

awesome house and location!

Heidi W


Beautiful, updated house with a great backyard/pool!

Submitted on Aug 18, 2018 through Vrbo

delightful dolphins cottage

Lisa WV


Our week at Dolphins Cottage was the best! The home is beautiful and comfortable. The backyard pool area is an oasis. We loved sitting poolside with coffee in the mornings as well as splashing in the pool upon returning from the beach. The beach is such a short and easy walk away! The towels and linens were very nice. The kitchen was well equipped. One could prepare almost anything with the abundance and variety of kitchen necessities. The home was super clean and fresh. In spite of a very open floor plan and the bedrooms being directly off the living space, the house was very quiet; almost like the rooms were sound insulated. Early risers and night owls didn't bother sleepers. We would love to stay there again. One suggestion-- the little bars of soap provided to guests by the housekeeping were made in China--YUCK . There is plenty of made in the U. S. A. soap available!

Submitted on Jul 21, 2018

we had an awesome time.

Tamra Wade


We had an awesome time. The home was impeccable. We will definitely be back.

Submitted on Jul 7, 2018

perfect for 10 people

Jamie IA


Two families of 5 stayed for a week. Everyone had beds and it didn't feel like we were on top of each other. Great location. Back yard with pool and chairs is awesome. Wonderful place. Would definitely stay again.

Submitted on Jun 19, 2018

great house

Julia TX


It was beautifully decorated. The kids loved the private pool. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need.

Submitted on Jun 14, 2018

peaceful palace

Heather WI


Our group of 4 adults and 3 teenagers had a spectacular time at Dolphins Cottage! The home is clean, cozy, and beautifully furnished. We cooked most meals at the house and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils for everything and the grill was perfect! The beach is a short walk and the pool area is private and relaxing. We have rented homes in various areas and Dolphins Cottage ranks right up there!

Submitted on Jun 12, 2018

girls trip!

Jacalyn IN


This was our 2nd time staying at the Dolphin's Cottage and the updates are AMAZING! It is better than the pictures. We had 8 people - 3 adults and 5 kids ages 12 to 2. This is the perfect house because it is so close to the beach, within walking distance of restaurants and ice cream, and has the perfect size pool for the kids. They have everything stocked in the kitchen that you may need. We had an issue with our internet and the people at Newman Dailey were very responsive and helpful. We absolutely loved our second stay and will probably be back again!

Submitted on Apr 12, 2018

cousins fall vacation 2017

Tammy KY


We stayed the week of October 23, 2017, loved the house! It was laid out perfectly for us. We mainly cooked and ate there at the house and sat around the pool. We wanted a relaxing and laid back vacation and this met our needs perfectly! The staff at Newman-Dailey were WONDERFUL to work with. Will use them again next year!! Tammy Utterback

Submitted on Nov 7, 2017

great house

Alejo Rodriguez


Great house for two families close to the beach and its fully loaded! Everything you need to make your stay an amazing stay!

Submitted on Aug 23, 2017

july 2017 stay

Regina v


Perfect size house for 10 people. Great location to beach and Newman was quick to respond to any issues.

Submitted on Jul 19, 2017 through HomeAway

great location to beach

Regina Veres


Perfect size house for 10 people. Great location to beach and Newman was quick to respond to any issues.

Submitted on Jul 15, 2017

love it



Need new mattresses , the two full bed mattress was to soft or wore out. Dryer needs to be serviced, other than that we enjoyed it.

Submitted on Jun 29, 2017


Melody TN


We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

Submitted on Jun 15, 2017

dolphin cottage

Elissa NA


I'd like to thank all the people who take care of the cottage it was very beautiful very clean the kitchen was wonderful had everything you need the pool was great I love the was it's just a short walk to the beach nice rooms for kids it's was all around wonderful I would recommend it to anyone and I would definitely stay there or on one of their other properties thanks to Newman daily property they are all so nice and helpful

Submitted on Jun 4, 2017

girls trip - spring break 2017

Amelia IN


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!

Submitted on Apr 11, 2017


Kimberly M


It was such a sweet place to stay. Our large family loved it. The pool was amazing. Very clean and beautifully landscaped. We booked it on Saturday (a very pleasant experience) and were there on Sunday. Thank you for the perfect vacation! We will be back!!

Submitted on Apr 11, 2017 through Vrbo

love it!



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

Submitted on Feb 23, 2017



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

Submitted on Sep 24, 2016

amazing vacation



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.

Submitted on Jul 5, 2016

Newman-Dailey 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!

wonderful set up for 2 families. large spacious living and dining area. amazing back yard

misty W


This home was perfect for our visit. We had 2 families and the set up was perfect. Loved the back yard with the heated pool and the short walk to the beach.

Submitted on Mar 29, 2016 through HomeAway




Short and sweet...Amazing experience!!

Submitted on Jul 18, 2015

loved it!



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

Submitted on May 26, 2015

fantastic visit

The Pupecki Family


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!

Submitted on Apr 9, 2015

great place for family!



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.

Submitted on Mar 27, 2015

r and r


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.

Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

a little piece of heaven

Richard B


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!

Submitted on Jul 12, 2014

nice family rental



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.

Submitted on Apr 9, 2014




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.

Submitted on Oct 4, 2013

dolphin's cottage - crystal beach



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.

Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

Newman-Dailey 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!


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!

Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

destin is awesome.



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.

Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

Newman-Dailey 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!


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.

Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

loved it!!



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!

Submitted on May 16, 2013

forever our destin location



Love this home, it is our forever Destin location.

Submitted on Apr 5, 2013

great vaction!



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!

Submitted on Sep 19, 2012

wonderful week in destin

Henry R.


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!

Submitted on Sep 7, 2012

great stay



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.

Submitted on Aug 16, 2012

dolphin cottage was roomy, comfortable, clean, and relaxing!



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.

Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

great stay at the dolphins cottage!!



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.

Submitted on May 9, 2012

this house was perfect for our family vacation!

Sallie J


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!

Submitted on Apr 18, 2012

great time at the dolco

Williams Family


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.

Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

thanksgiving week getaway!!

Ivan Porto-Siurano III


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!!

Submitted on Dec 1, 2011

viva destin!!!


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!

Submitted on Nov 28, 2011

peaceful and comfortable



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.

Submitted on Nov 21, 2011

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



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!

Submitted on Oct 14, 2011

very cool place to spend a weekend with our friends.



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.

Submitted on Oct 28, 2010

dolphin's cottage

JP Family


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

Submitted on Aug 12, 2010

weekend escape



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.

Submitted on Jun 3, 2010

great location...great times with friends and family



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!

Submitted on Apr 21, 2010

spring break 2010



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!

Submitted on Apr 17, 2010

great week!



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!)

Submitted on Apr 7, 2010


Aunt B


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

Submitted on Jul 30, 2009

perfect vacation



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.

Submitted on May 21, 2009

you'll be glad if you choose this one!

p holloway


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!

Submitted on Dec 16, 2008

cozy and clsoe to the beach

Westfield Jim


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.

Submitted on Dec 9, 2008


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