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It Had To Be You

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

10 Guests


Crystal Beach Home | 0.1 Mi to Beach | Steps to Pool | Near Coffee Shop


Gulf Access
Community Pool
0.1 Mile to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Primary Bedroom - Second Floor | King
Primary Bathroom - Second Floor
Bathroom 2 - Second Floor
Bathroom 3 - First Floor
Living Room
Bedroom 2 - Second Floor | Queen
Bedroom 4 - First Floor | Queen
Sitting Room - Third Floor | Twin Sleeper
Bedroom 3 - Second Floor | Queen

About the property

It Had To Be You, Wonderful You, It Had To Be You.

Like a slow dance with someone you love, It Had to be You will give you the warm and fuzzies with its inviting personality. The happy blue exterior with the quintessential southern front porch; the spacious backyard with a shaded porch, lush landscaping and a grill; the three floors of comfortable beds and furnishings, these are the things that make guests ask for a ‘second dance’.

Great for entertaining a large family, this Destin vacation rental has the conveniences of a modern kitchen, a full laundry room, first and third floor gathering rooms plus TVS in each bedroom. The Primary suite is extra spacious featuring a separate sitting area and a spa bathtub in the Primary bath. Other alluring traits include its stone tile floors, colorfully beachy artwork and its very close proximity to restaurants and shops.

It Had to be You is more than just a pretty face, as part of the Ocean View community, known for its pristine lawns and white picket fences, it will quench all your outdoor needs. It has access to the sun drenched pool right next door plus it’s only a half block from the glorious beaches of the Gulf Coast and the walking/biking path that runs along the beach.

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.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Complex: Crystal Shores
  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Monthly Snowbird Rate
  • New and Exciting Inventory
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 2190
  • Washer


  • Cable
  • Living Room Smart TV
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV
  • Streaming Capable
  • TV in Every Bedroom


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


  • 0.1 Mile to the Beach
  • Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service Can be Rented for a Fee
  • Shore at Crystal Beach Park


  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill
  • Porch


  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking
  • Property rules: No RV's, U-Hauls or Trailers allowed


  • Interior Stairs

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  5.0 (based on 30 reviews)

perfect location!



The house was beautiful and in one of the cutest, most peaceful neighborhoods at Crystal Beach. Close to everything! The grill wouldn’t work for us, & the beds were a tad hard but overall it was an amazing home in the best part of Destin! We can’t wait till next time!

Submitted on Oct 30, 2023 through Airbnb

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for choosing to stay in our beautiful home in the charming Crystal Beach neighborhood at It Had to be You. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed its peaceful ambiance and convenient proximity to everything in Destin. We appreciate your feedback regarding the grill and the mattress firmness. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, beds can be a bit tricky as personal preferences vary. Some guests prefer a firm mattress while others prefer soft. To ensure our guests are comfortable, we are happy to provide extra mattress pads or mattress toppers on your next visit to tailor the bedding to your desired level of comfort. Regarding the grill, we've taken note of the issue, and our maintenance team has been notified. We want to ensure that your next stay is even more enjoyable, and your feedback is invaluable in this regard. We can't wait to welcome you back for your next visit to Destin! Remember, as a returning guest when you book DIRECT with Newman-Dailey, you qualify for the Many Happy Returns Discount!

great vacation house!



We loved our stay here. Great house and great location.

Submitted on Sep 27, 2023 through VRBO

great place to stay!!

Valerie S.


Short walk to the beach!

Submitted on Jul 26, 2023 through Airbnb

great location!!

Daniel C.


Great location within walking distance to the beach. The home itself, is also very nice and in a friendly neighborhood filled with other vacationers. Would highly recommend and would return.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2023 through Airbnb

perfect stay.

Greg S.


Highly recommended

Submitted on Jun 19, 2023 through Airbnb

great vacation

Doug W


Appreciate the great location, the great property and the organized support to make it a great vacation. Thanks!!

Submitted on Apr 4, 2023 through Vrbo

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Joanie H.


We had a great visit. The house was in a great location and was very clean.

Submitted on Mar 31, 2023 through VRBO

it had to be you



We liked our location of the house. The kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of linens.. I was very disappointed that the community pool was not heated and I was not able to heat it thru your office. I was told the carpet was going to be replaced since it was pretty dirty. All in all I would rate it a 3.5

Submitted on Mar 14, 2023

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Mar 14, 2023

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jan 9, 2023

always rent from newman-dailey!



Our rental experience once again after so many years was great, from their ordering a crib (set up in requested room) and high chair to having someone come and fix the chirping smoke alarm. The house has a near-perfect location in proximity to great places to eat and shop and within walking distance of so many things, including Camille’s for great coffee, food and entertainment. We love the sidewalks throughout the area. Mere minutes to the beach and tons of places to eat. Thanks again.

Submitted on Dec 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Dec 3, 2022

great family time at the beach

Janie D


Our family had a wonderful week at the beach and thoroughly enjoyed stating at this property. The location was superb, the property spacious and clean with easy access to shopping or the beach. We’ll be back!

Submitted on Aug 21, 2022 through VRBO

beautiful house

Courtney S


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beach was a block away and the pool was right next to the house. We had a great trip!

Submitted on Aug 14, 2022 through VRBO

perfect location

Leslie C


For a family of 10 with teenagers and small children, this was the perfect location with tons of room for everyone to have privacy and a spacious room for us to all come together. Very short walk to the beach came as an added plus for quick trips for lunch at our beautiful home away from home.

Submitted on Jul 22, 2022 through VRBO

great house, close to the beach.

Charles B


We loved the house. The property manager was great. The grill that was at the house was falling apart and they brought a brand new one the next morning. The walk to the beach was very short. Only issue and it's a small one is that the pool is smaller than it looks in the pictures but it was still a very nice and clean pool area.

Submitted on Jul 16, 2022 through VRBO

great family trip



We had a really good time here with our family. This was our first AirBnB experience so I was not sure what to expect. It worked well for us so that the grandparents could have the lower bedroom and we could take over the second floor. There was a maintenance issue but communication about it was prompt and professional. The location is a fabulously easy walk to the beach and has a really nice backyard to relax in.

Submitted on Jan 5, 2022 through AirBNB

comfort of home



We loved this house. It offers all the comforts of home. Close to the beach. Walking distance to lots of great shopping and restaurants. We will be back for another vacation here for sure. Beautiful home.

Submitted on Dec 15, 2021 through AirBNB

super clean, great location



The house is super clean, great location with everything within driving distance, literally not even five minutes. I definitely recommend staying in this beautiful home! I will definitely come back again

Submitted on Sep 6, 2021 through Airbnb


Jacqueline R


Would recommend

Submitted on Aug 25, 2021 through VRBO

very nice

Tiera D


Great place to stay when visiting destin

Submitted on Aug 23, 2021 through VRBO

amazing house



Amazing house ! Had a great stay , would highly recommend this to anyone !

Submitted on Jul 25, 2021 through Airbnb

great house!

Lynn G


This property is amazing. Close to the beach and has a great vibe! The entire property was so clean -even the small decorations and statues. You can tell this house is loved by the owner. Lots of fun pictures around.

Submitted on Jul 2, 2021 through VRBO

spacious and great location

Tara W


We are frequent visitors to Destin and crystal beach area. First time staying at this property, and location was superb! Less than 100 steps to the water! And 50 steps to Camilles which is everything you are looking forward in a restaurant! We had a house full of 10 guests -Rooms were large and spacious! Property was clean, and kept no smells and everything needed worked! We did enjoy the rather unique photo findings through out the house if you like Tom Selleck this place is for you! We recommend this property!

Submitted on Jun 6, 2021 through VRBO

a team outting to be remembered

Robin F


Only there for one night but we had a blast. The house was perfect!

Submitted on May 14, 2021 through VRBO

we will be back we loved it

Akeibra P


Everything was Awesome!

Submitted on Mar 21, 2021 through VRBO

great place! it’s a 5!



This is such a great place. So convenient to the beach. Also close to dining and shopping. Very nice accommodations.

Submitted on Dec 7, 2020


Dan F


Very close to beach and excellent accommodations.

Submitted on Sep 19, 2020 through VRBO

i love this little community

erica a


We will definitely be back. The house was nice I loved how close it was to the beach!

Submitted on Jun 29, 2020 through HomeAway


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