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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, sleeper sofa, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come and enjoy our updated condo in private/gated condominium! Gulf front, west end unit condominium w/sunset views perfect for a painting! Cool sea breezes and tranquil surroundings await you at 205 Emerald Dunes, settled in the heart of Crystal Beach which is well known for beautiful, wide beaches and no high rise condominiums. Not only does this mean less people on the beach but also adds to the relaxing atmosphere of the Crystal Beach community. Simply lounge on your gulf front balcony with a good book, relax on the beach, or rent a bike just across the street and tour the quaint, cottage style community. A bike path is also just across the street which goes the entire length of Scenic Hwy 98. Additionally several restaurants are within walking distance and just two blocks away are four major shopping areas complete with Publix Grocery, various shops and restaurants as well as a large movie theatre.

This 2nd floor end unit condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hallway bunk area and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Brand new ceramic tile throughout the entire condo and a fully remodeled kitchen that boasts granite counter tops, painted cabinetry & stainless steel appliances. Other brand new items addressed were the AC, water heater, front load washer & dryer and fresh paint throughout. But our favorite update was our ability to double the living area space. Incredible gulf views can be enjoyed by all from the living area featuring a full kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. The covered gulf front balcony is a great place to start the day relishing your morning coffee and end the day enjoying the evening sunsets. Evening meals can be poolside with two stainless steel gas grills adjacent to the pool and are maintained by the Association staff. As an added bonus, the elevator is optional due to this end unit condo positioned in front of west stairwell. Just one flight of stairs and it opens up directly across from our front door. Perfect for those who are anti-elevators/impatient as myself:)

Also, I speak to all guests prior to accepting reservations to ensure we have all questions answered and to go over all details for the reservation. We want to welcome guests who will be responsible, accountable and considerate of our vacation home. So please feel free to call me at anytime with any questions prior to requesting a reservation. Thank you again and we look forward to you and your family allowing us to accommodating you stay here in beautiful Destin, FL!

P.S.: For larger groups or family reunions we also own the opposite East end unit, Emerald Dunes #201, VRBO #596028. It has the exact same layout (2br & 2bth, sleeps 8) and updated too. Our newest venture, is a beautiful Gulf front penthouse (3) buildings away in Dunes of Crystal Beach. It's VRBO #800661 and is a 5br 4bth "Legend " of a property.

Keywords: Beachfront condominium, Gulf Front condo;Crystal Beach; Destin Lodging

More Details

Property Manager
Randy Rintala
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

Why Randy Rintala chose Crystal Beach

We love the Crystal Beach area due to the wide and un-crowded beaches and close proximity to a wide variety of shops and restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

This unit is gulf front on a private beach. Also, located at the West end of Scenic Hwy 98 & close to Henderson Beach State Park which is just a 4 minute walk. This area of beach encompasses Destin's largest, most private, quiet, peaceful beach and very much like Destin was when we were just kids.


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new tile flooring
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new tile flooring
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , Hallway bunks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free beach setups including one umbrella and two beach chairs for your daily use are included in the rental rate. Additional setups can be rented on the beach. This condo is also located right on the Scenic 98 corridor with a bike path that is to the side of the road, safe for children and travels the length of Scenic 98. Bike rentals are right across the street from the condo.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

For starters, Randy was wonderful and made sure all details were in place for our trip, down to an early check-in upon our request. Dune Dynasty was a lovely condo and just steps from the beach. The beach service was a nice touch that allowed us to enjoy our time that much more without having to deal with carrying chairs and umbrellas every day. We had more than enough room to spread out in the condo and all the cooking accessories needed to prepare meals during the day. Location is key for us at the beach, so being close to all the shopping, restaurants, and activities was ideal. Overall, we are extremely pleased and will definitely book here again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word...AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Destin the last 10 years and this condo was the best per our requirements. It has everything you can possibly think of and I'm a pretty particular person :). The condo was very clean and comfortable (it's hard for me to sleep in general and I slept like a baby here). We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this property. Perfect, residential location with a gorgeous gulf view and easy accesss to the beach. Very clean unit with plenty of space. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything needed for a complete stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great condo in a fantastic location! Having reserved beach chairs was a big help. The views are spectacular and condo is well stocked.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is well maintained and has all the necessary amenities. The location is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is spacious and kept very neat and clean. Great layout. The bunk beds in the hallway were definitely a plus. Furniture is well taken care of. Kitchen is stocked. We were very pleased with both the appearance and comfort of the condo.

The property felt very safe. The security and maintenance were friendly. Randy was professional and very helpful. We would definitely chose this property and condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent views, clean and updated

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this owners properties for the last 3 years. They are always clean, updated and stocked with essential elements. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
The Craft Bar
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Destin Commons
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Gator Beach
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
James Lee Park
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant

A 4+ mile bike trail runs the length of Scenic 98 and bike rentals are right across the street. The expanded Destin Commons is 1 mile away which is loaded with shopping opportunities, restaurants, movie theater 7 bowling alley. Big Kahuna Water Park is approx. 3 miles west of the property. The famous Silver Shells Outlet Mall is approx. 4 miles east of the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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