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Beach Front! 5 Star Platinum! ***SPECIAL***Aug 24- Aug 30 $125/Nt

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Just Remodeled! New carpet in bedroom, new couch, chair, area rugs, new balcony furniture and new bedding! No Homeaway/VRBO Fees!

**Free Beach Service during Season and High speed Internet Service** FREE LONG DISTANCE PHONE to anywhere in USA or CANADA!!

Everyone wants to stay at BEACHFRONT you can stay in one that is absolutely gorgeous rated Platinum! Features include granite counters, 18' tile on the diagonal in kitchen, living and dining room, stainless appliances, tiled backsplash and beautifully decorated in a gorgeous, casual elegance designed by Norwalk Furniture. This unit features crown molding throughout, tile floor (except bedrooms), designer window treatments and comforters, shower curtains and pillows and gorgeous art work. The large living area is centered around an elegant sofa and chair and beautiful accent pieces of furniture.

The Master Bedroom is very classy with designer colors, a master bath with jetted tub and designer granite sinks. For your convenience, there is a secondary half bath with a granite sink!

There is a washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience.

The view.....the view is 'to die for'. You can see the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico anywhere in the living room and kitchen....or you can relax on the balcony and enjoy the breathtaking view.

This unit is very special. It is bargain priced and is designed for those who want luxury. It is located in the popular Crystal Beach area of Scenic Highway 98, just minutes from Destin Commons, the Outlet Mall, Downtown Destin and Sandestin.

Keywords: Condominium

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Donna Daniel
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Donna Daniel

We purchased this beautiful condo in Nov, 2006. It has a great view of the Beach, but we immediately remodeled it with new kitchen cabinets, granite counter, new stainless appliances, new tile and carpet, crown molding, new light fixtures and faucets and new sinks in the baths! We also updated the bedding and custon drapes for the living room. The condo is not decorated in your typical 'beach' theme which folks tell me they are very tired of. I have a great cleaning person and a great maintenance person! Jerry and I are retired but I manage my 3 condos in Destin and some local properties as well. We keep busy! We have one daughter and Son in Law, Jennifer and Henry, and 3 grand kids and one step grand kid (Haylea is 14, Jack is 7, Baby Henry is a few days old and Katie is 14)

Donna Daniel purchased this condo in 2006

Why Donna Daniel chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

The Crystal Sands is centrally located with a fabulous view!

What makes this condo unique

The condo is updated and close to everything!


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach Front! 5 Star Platinum! ***SPECIAL***Aug 24- Aug 30 $125/Nt
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
New Albany, Indiana

Adult Fall Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Destin a number of times but these were by far the nicest accommodations that we have ever had. The condo was just as it appears on the web site. It was beautiful and fully equipped. The location is absolutely perfect! Several friends were also in Destin at this time and none of their condos compared to yours. We had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed going to the local restaurants and tried out several new ones. We arrived at the tail end of the schools' fall break and the crowds were way down. We were able to enjoy the beaches, restaurants, stores, etc. without fighting the crowds. I would recommend that visitors try Lulu's at the bay, Pompano Joe's and Surf Hut. Great good and you can't beat the atmosphere! Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, thanks so much for the great review! We make every effort to keep our home beautiful for our guests! I cant wait to hear from you next time! Donna
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Jack & Claudia Allen

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this fabulous condo in August of 2015 then returned to it in September 2016.. IT is absolutely perfect!! It is very well kept and VERY CLEAN!! Access to the beach is perfect and so close! The owner is very easy to work with. VERY NICE!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting such a great review. Keep me in mind for next time!
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I highly recommend (and I am very picky)

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in 208A Crystal Sands West in August of 2013. We returned for a trip July 24-July 31, 2016. It was nicer than I had remembered! The unit was clean and very well stocked. I did not notice any of the negatives that the reviewed in June had stated. The unit, sheets, and towels were very clean. The unit has everything you need to cook any meal and is very comfortable. The view is amazing. You can sit in the living room or kitchen and feel like you are on the beach. There is a washer/dryer to wash your swim suits and whatever else you want. I hate to say it (because I will likely return), but the owner could very easily get 10% - 15% more than she is charging. It is an amazing deal. When we were driving through town we saw hotel/motel units advertising rooms available starting at $280. Those units were blocks away from the beach. With this unit you are RIGHT on the beach. The condo has a private beach meaning that you are not like the unfortunate people who are staying across the street (or further) who have to walk and find a public access point. And, you are not as cramped as those who have to stay within the public access points. The sand and water were beautiful! For the price we paid for this unit I felt guilty running the air conditioning and washing clothes...seriously, it is nice and for the same price or more you can find yourself cramped in a small hotel room and walking a long way for a small, crowded public assess portion of the beach. I would highly recommend this unit to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, thank you so much for this outstanding review! I try very hard to present a place where my guests will feel like home....very comfortable! I look forward to your next vacation! Thanks again!!!!!
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely LOVE this condo. I am a clean freak, and it never ceases to amaze me how attention to detail the cleaning crew is! I have an eye for "intruders" and I can always count on this condo to be crystal CLEAN! Absolutely gorgeous inside; the decor makes us feel right at home!! The views are SPECTACULAR, and any time we had a question, the owner was very responsive! I am surprised I haven't written a review for this condo before! I'm so glad I found the place to do it!!! Thank you so much for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, thank you so much for the great view! It has made my day! We really try to provide a wonderful, clean condo for our guests. We appreciate you! Donna
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Needs more TLC

  • 2 of 5

Listing is a little outdated. Things are more worn than appears. Room could use some more TLC. Not as clean as we expected even after our verbal discussion about cleanliness being most important before we booked. One of the toilets was loose at the floor, so we called and talked to the owner and she sent someone out the next day. He said he fixed it, but we couldn’t tell a difference. He said he would have to come back and remove it to fix it, so we asked that he wait till we leave since we had another one to use. At that time, we also mentioned the cleanliness to the owner. Food crumbs in the microwave, hair on one of the toilets. Carpet in the bedroom is very dirty. Inside shower curtain was very gross!!! Towels are old with rust spots on each of them. Bed sheets are worn out and didn't want to pull too hard for fear it would tear. I can continue and would like to upload pics, but no option here for that. Owner seemed surprised to hear we thought it wasn’t clean and said she usually hears the opposite, but didn’t offer any suggestions or solution. Condo seemed neglected to us.

View is pretty, but be aware that the balcony overlooks the shower and walkway to the beach, so sitting on the balcony is a social event, not a private one. We have stayed in other nearby condos and this was by far the most disappointing.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David called me at 10:10 p.m. at night a couple of days after he arrived to complain that the condo was not clean, and he sent pictures of a couple of crumbs in the microwave, a hair that was missed and a dirty spot on the carpet and also said that one of the toilets moved slightly. I did suggest a solution to his concern when I offered to send out my cleaning person the next day to clean the areas of concern, but he said, "no". I did send my maintenance man to fix the toilet the very next morning. John tightened the toilet but the guest called him back that afternoon to say it still moved. Since tightening the bolts didn't work, John needed to pull up the toilet to check the flange. The guest didn't want him to come back to repair it while he was there. David then contacted me and requested a late check out of 1:00 p.m. on his departure date. Our check out time is at 10:00 a.m., and I told him that he couldn't have a late check out because the cleaning folks needed the time to clean it. Since David departed, I have had the toilet repaired, bedroom carpet cleaned and I have asked my cleaning folks to discard any towels with stains on them. She tells me that the bed linens are new, and in great condition, so I am not certain what his complaint was about that. I also asked her to check the shower curtain liner and replace it, if needed. I agree with David that the cleanliness of the condo is of utmost importance, and I take his complaints very seriously. My cleaning folks do a great job as evidenced by the many positive reviews that mention a clean vacation experience! I am very proud of my condo at the Crystal Sands, and I will strive to maintain it so that my guests have a wonderful vacation experience! I hope that any future renters will consider the other positive reviews with 5 star ratings when considering my condo. I will work very hard to provide a clean and updated condo to my guests.
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SO Beautiful! So much more than expected!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the Destin Area. Our stay was wonderful and wished we could have stayed longer. Had no issues with the condo. Was very clean and comfortable. Love being able to step out on the balcony and listen to the ocean. Being able to walk out straight onto the beach and know there would be chairs. We came during Spring Break and did not have college age kids making trouble on the beach. The ones that were there were very respectable of our area. he condo was located perfectly to enjoy Destin and all the activities it has to offer. Would plan to stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for making my Daughters Senior Spring Break so Great! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We appreciate your taking time to review our condo. We think Destin is paradise! Donna
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FL 98
Car: necessary

Crystal Sands West, Crystal Beach, Destin FL is located in the heart of Destin about 1/2 mile from Destin Commons, great restaurants, close to downtown Destin and the Water Park, and the Track. There are many golf courses to choose from, and you are close to the Destin Harbor Docks where you can go deep sea fishing, rent a boat, and many other water sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110

OWNER OPERATED! No hidden Fees! You check in directly at the condo where there is a lockbox at the front door.
$120-$275 - $850-$1925
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Call for last minute specials! If there are less than 4 nights available between bookings, then I will rent less than 4 nights! There cannot be only one or two nights open between bookings!
Absolutely no smoking or pets!
I do not rent to anyone under the age of 25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.