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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Why Randy Rintala chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(36 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unit 205 of Emerald Dunes was the best appointed and best equipped condo that we experienced.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 11th straight year coming to Destin and staying in properties facing the beach. Second time in Emerald Dunes but the first time in this condo. We were there for Jan and Feb this year (2017). Everything was first rate: beds, TV, (DVD, DVR, streaming), storage, floors, and the best equipped kitchen (appliances included) we have experienced. Living area furniture is high quality. The balcony furniture was elevated so you could see the beach over the railing. Security access to the facility was appropriate and the maintenance person was pleasant and ALWAYS working on something. As a west-facing end unit, we had a full view of the beach and great sunsets. The owner is easy to work with and very professional. We will return next year. Tom & Judi French

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property was very helpful and accommodating. Wonderful location, and great service!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful condo stay at Emerald Dunes.

  • 4 of 5

Our condo was a dream. Dealing with Randy was a treat. He had all our paper work to us in plenty of time, all the codes to use the facilities were all there. The condo was very pleasant, plenty of room, comfortable beds. The appliances all worked, the view was great. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We stayed 5 nights and will certainly view this property for next year.

Loved having the beach chairs and umbrellas for free each day.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great setting for a romantic or family getaway. This is highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was extremely well kept, very clean and well appointed everything you need to make it a home away from home. Terrific location close to grocery and all types of shopping thst your heart desires - on a rainy day😉򒐠Best of all was being beachfront with easy access to the beautiful sand and surf. Randy provided his personal attention to support our stay. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our vacation here in August 2016. The condo was very clean and the furnishings seemed brand new. Being on the second floor was very convenient and the view from the corner balcony was beautiful. I would definitely recommend to friends and family, and we will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Crystal Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept Special
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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