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ASK FOR $1000 off 6/3-6/10 High Demand! BEST BEACH LOCATION RIGHT ON SAND

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stressless beach vaca NO dragging beach stuff to beach, 4 Bdrms 3.5 Bth (slps 16



Only thing between your private over sized beach deck and the water is the sand (your private beach).

This is Beach front beach house nothing in between!! Destin directly on the beach/Gulf. Step off your private super large deck into the sand of your own private beach. Lean you beach chairs at the deck no dragging them back and forth across a street. WE supply some beach chairs. The beach is your backyard. Sleeps up to 16 people. 3 story Townhouse almost 3000 sq. ft. 4 parking spaces. 2 living areas. Fully equipped kitchen main level plus mini kitchen on beach level. Large master open your eyes in bed and see the beach / gulf with out lifting your head off the pillow. Private Master balcony. 2 bedrooms have private full baths. Main level has gigantic living room with spectacular views of your private beach and emerald green gulf. Watch the dolphins swim by. Beach level 2 bedrooms full bath, living room, a galley kitchen with large beach level deck with, tables and chairs etc. Cable TV/Free WiFi. Bed linens/bathroom towels are provided. Great for winter holidays w/Fireplace in the living room. Linens, Beach towels, some spices, 4 beach chairs, 1 beach umbrella, high chair, portable crib included.

Walk to Captain Dave's, Kenny D's and The Crab Trap. A 10 minute beach walk to Pampano Joe's. Many beach activities such as dolphin excursions, fishing, water parks, amusement parks, zoo, marine park, sea doo's, helicopter rides, beach dining to fine dining, many grocery stores and lots of shopping. House is 22 miles from Fort Walton Regional Airport (VPS).

Great for beach weddings, events and large parties, too!

Interested in beach wedding planning/coordination, beach engagement/proposal planning/coordination, or other event planning? Let us know - we can help!

See our other properties - Beachfront Bliss Green Reef 6 (property #4336942) sleeps 23 and is RIGHT ON THE SAND, too! Also, Tranquility in the Palms sleeps over 21 people, property #421432.

Beautiful Places: Destin, Fla., Asheville, N.C.

Emeril Lagasse takes you to Destin Fla., and Asheville, N.C.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Kimberly Giordano
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Owner Kimberly Giordano

I purchased my long time dream home in 2011. The season was starting. Due to laws I could not do renovations until 2012. At that time I did large major things such as New Air conditioners and moved them off small deck for less noise. I also built and over sized beach deck that is unique to most other places. Along with fresh bedspreads, new linens. Things to make the house clean and beach ready.

Since then my attention is on the inside adding more appliances, decorating just updating for beauty. Please review ALL reviews. I truly enjoy reading the guest book and learning of first sight of beach at 80 years old and a swim, weddings, family reunions etc. It makes my heart happy that I can share something that brings so much joy to my family and friends and more! This is a dream home for me. I have dreamed about it since I was 8 years old. I take pride in it and I want to share it with others so they can make fabulous memories here.

Owner Kimberly Giordano purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Owner Kimberly Giordano chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Rare they do not build them on the beach this close to the water anymore. Out house is not the typical narrow place that most are.

We have super wide rooms with mutiple large floors to ceiling windows that look out at our deck, beach and water. This is a hassle free holiday. Think of walking out to your backyard. The beach is our private backyard. We own from wall to wall of our house all the way down to the water. If you are out on the beach and you have forgotten something it isn't a big deal to walk in and get it or go to the bathroom because you are just a few steps into the house. At beach level we have a second kitchen with a full size fridg, sink and dishwasher...makes it easy for beach food and drinks and after eating dinners and lunches out on the deck or beach the dishwasher is right for you to load. No need to lug up to kitchen level. I have tried to make this the most relaxing beach vacation anyone could have.

Also if you want a little people population just walk the beach to the end of our complex, Capt Dave's has happy hour, Pampano Joe's had Volleyball, a beach bar , happy hour, The Crab Trap has a beach bar, a beach playground etc... shopping and entertainment is within 2 come relax and play on the powdery white sand and the beautiful emerald waters of our Beach House. Green Reef 18. Cheers to your next holiday here!

What makes this townhome unique

Hard to find home is built directly on the sand/beach. Great for Beach Weddings!

No lugging beach chairs and toys back and forth or having to cross a street. lean your chairs for the night on the sand fence at your beach deck..

Wide open rooms with floor to ceiling windows for room for everyone.

Two kitchens, two living rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths.

The views from every floor are tremendous. being directly on the beach and stepping off your deck onto the sand cannot be easier.

Have your wedding here and then stay for your Honeymoon. We also own another unit if this complex that sleeps additional 20 people along with other homes we own within 3 minute golf cart ride. Have your reception pool side at another of our homes. We can coordinate officiant, photographer, make up, hair, catering etc..

two living areas great for multiple families or teenagers having one area to themselves.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Kimberly,

Our stay could not have been better! We had PERFECT weather the entire week and everything at the house was just fine. We so appreciate your generosity in sharing your wonderful home with us.

Thanks again, wishing you and your family many blessing and a wonderful holiday weekend!

Teri and Darryl
May 2013
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Crystal Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , private master bath
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private 2nd bedroom
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , beach level
    Half 1 - toilet , main level, also has washer and dryer.
  • Master has private bath. 2nd bedroom upstairs has private bath. Beach level two bedrooms share a full bathroom. Main level 1/2 bath has laundry facilities washer and dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , crib is a portable crib.
  • ADDITIONAL 8 people SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 queen size sleeper sofas in main living room. 1 queen sleeper sofa in beach level living room 2 twin mattresses to use anywhere in home for extras/ stored in master bedroom walk in closet.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is unique to Destin. Most vacation rentals are beach front but across a street from the beach. We are the rare built ON the beach homes. Our house we own from wall to wall of our house right doen to the water. It is YOUR beach when you stay here. Private and hassle free. Not far from fun if you walk down beach less then two building down you will find Captain Daves, 1/2 mile down beach is The Crab Trap, and 8/10th's of a mile downthe beach is Pampano Joe's. Across the street 2/10th of mile is kenny's D's..I love his Mufalletta's to go for lunch. Yum. Pampano's had volleyball. The Crab Trap has a children's beach playground. Both places have beach bars. Within 3.5 miles are fun night activities for the kids, go carts, water park, rides.. we have outlet shopping 2 miles away along with The Commons upscale shopping..Guess Bebe Hard Rock Cafe..Lots of dining and shopping within 1-2 miles of house. ALso movies, billiards. An aquarium is within 10 miles. sea doo etc rent on beach.


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ASK FOR $1000 off 6/3-6/10 High Demand! BEST BEACH LOCATION RIGHT ON SAND
average rating of 4.706897 based on 63 reviews
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The Parnell Family

  • 5 of 5

I knew I was in heaven From the minute I stepped into the front door of the foyer (with the personal greeting waiting for our family) and out onto the deck and into the sugar white sand.

We had many storms during our visit and we sat in the living room with clear view of the beach. Kimberly's design of her deck allows full view of the beach from the living room level.

The bottom deck is almost fully open to the sun. You might consider bringing a canopy for this if you have children that will be playing there for long periods of time. This was well worth it to have the view of the ocean from the living room instead of having a LR deck.

I LOVED the furniture the master deck has on it. It was very comfortable.

The townhouse was clean and as described. Lets just say there were no negatives with our stay :)

We hope to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The excitement of you review thrills me. Thank you. Just having the house one year makes me happy that you have loved what I loved from the day I walked in and the improvements I have made such as the beach deck and furniture. I will be contantly making the house better year after year. I hope that you get to experience it over and over again to grow with how great the house is going to be. Thank you for being a part of my dream and making memories there.
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the most relaxing week at Green Reef 18. The location is perfect and the view amazing. We loved having our own private beach right off the deck. The townhouse was well stocked and spacious. Great place for a laid back, relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location and house

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to submit this review. Because if I do it may make it harder to book in the future.

First of all the pics are great of the house but it is so much more amazing in person. We had 6 adults and a 4 year old and here was plenty of space plus some .

Kimberly was awesome at answering any questions we had and super fast to respond.

Having the beach in your backyard is so much better than hauling anything to the beach. We saw people hauling things to the beach and it didn't look like fun .

So great to drink wine nightly on the deck and hear the waves and walk the beach in the moonlight at night - and only a few feet away.

We will be back next year.

We ate most dinners on the deck - we were so close to the sand we didn't feel a need to drag tables and chairs into the sand for dinner - that's what originally made me want to stay here .

The large dining table inside was great for Windy and cooler nights.

Can't say enough about our trip.

Check out the GR18 Facebook par for our movie summing up our vaca- "goodbye beach house".

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You continually make me smile! It was wonderful to meet you. I truly look forward to your return. I love your "goodbye beach" movie/clip. Thank you Kimberly
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Beach Wedding Family Vacay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time on our extended weekend getaway. It was a family wedding celebrated at the house next to where this unit was located and we were able to walk to the events. The unit accommodated our entire family including grandmas. It was a great memory for all. Thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! congratulations. Now you have a place to come back to to celebrate your anniversaries! We look forward to your return. Kimberly
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Perfect 50th Wedding Anniversary Gathering

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, we rented this amazing beach house and pulled everyone together! Over the course of the week we had all the children and grandchild of this couple join in and celebrate this momentous occasion. This beach house was perfect! Everyone had a place and no one was running over anyone else. The private beach was perfect and we weren't overrun by other vacationers/spring breakers. Our own slice of heaven. We enjoyed spectacular beach views, dolphin sightings and even some surf fishing. Just a short walk down the beach we enjoyed Pompano Joe's restaurant, but dinners on the deck were our favorite! I will definitely be back to this property. A truly comfortable and relaxing getaway! Perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

Although, cold and rainy during a portion of our time in Destin we thoroughly loved our stay. The home was very comfortable, clean and located at a perfect location. We would love to come back in The summer!! .

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We would love to have you back. There are just a few weeks left this summer. When you inquiry remind me that you are a returning guest. K
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On the beach Destin home. Step off your deck and onto the sand. Your private beach located on the Gulf. Panhandle of Florida. This beautiful super spacious townhouse sits on the beach - the beach is your backyard. It is walking distance from Captain Dave's for happy hour or dinner and 1/2 mile to the Crab Trap (makes for a great walk along the beach!) and .08 mile to Pompano Joe's....

Silver Sands outlets and wonderful outdoor mall with all your favorites are within 2 miles. Activities for the kids go carts, water park, and other rides and fun are within 5 miles of town home..

many places to dine, Fudpucker's to Ruth Chris to more family owned places. I would be happy to recommend something for you.

For those who want to relax and sit in the oversized living room and watch the dolphins go by and the kids playing on the beach..or step off your deck and under your umbrella for a beach nap..or in the evening set up a sit down dinner on the beach dress up and put your feet in the sand..or have a family reunion/beach party etc...

want to fish we are few short miles to a charter.

Other Activities: movies, major shopping, outlet shopping, dining, amusements, deep sea fishing, snorkling, dolphin watching, dinner cruises, beach front bars and dinning, bicycling, roller blading, surfing etc.

Golf: many golf courses within 5 miles of beach house.

Ski: Boats can be rented to water ski nearby


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MAY 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
LATE August-Novemeber
Aug 13 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Years 2017-2017
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
snow birds
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
MARCH 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend/week 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 1st 2 weeks
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $265 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Saturday to Saturday 7 night rental.
Security deposit is 100% refundable up to 89 days prior to check in at 90 days prior to check in the security deposit becomes your damage deposit.

Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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