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Crystal View 103, Pet Friendly, Great Side View, Sleeps 11

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Crystal View is located directly across Scenic Hwy 98 from private beach access and hundreds of yards of beautiful sugar white sandy beach. Only 16 units share this four-story building, It has off street parking and pool also along with that private beach with 2 chairs and an umbrella put up for you every day in season.

Crystal View is conveniently located on Scenic Hwy 98 approximately halfway between Destin Commons and Silver Sands Factory Stores, so you are only minutes away from shopping, the movie theater, and various restaurants. Pompano Joe's a great beachside bar and restaurant is a very, very short walk down the paved 5-mile bike/walking/jogging path. Pompano is also a great place for beach volley ball and several rental for parasailing and kayaks.

The water views from your kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom . The unit is 1,713 sq ft. with three bedrooms with king beds in each , three full baths, 10-foot ceilings with in open floor plan. It has a large fully equipped kitchen with everything you will need to prepare those easy breakfasts and lunches or a large elegant dinner. Best of all we are pet friendly and you can bring you pet with you. The balcony alone is almost 500 sq ft and wraps around the condominium with multiple seating areas for guests to enjoy a book, dine, or enjoy the Gulf views. There is no place better to watch the sea birds and dolphin pass quietly by from this little piece of Paradise.

Living Room, Master Bedroom and Kitchen/Dining have Side Views of the Gulf

Updated Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Appliances, Counter Top Lighting

Dining with Seating for 8 and Kitchen Counter Seating for 3

Master Bedroom has King Bed and Twin Day Bed, Flat Screen and Desk

Master Bath with Garden Tub, Walk In Shower, Double Vanity

Guest King I has King Bed and Flat Screen TV--2nd Bath Accessed from Hallway

Guest King II has King Bed and Twin Bunks, Flat Screen TV and Ensuite Bath with Walk In Shower

Keywords: Upscale updated condo in a low-rise, exclusive community. Pet Friendly, Quiet Beach don't fight the crowds!

Only 16 units total. Private Beach Access and very close to Pompano Joe's

More Details

Property Manager
Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson

Beach Condos In Destin is a Mom(Renee) and Daughter(Laura) Vacation rental company here in Destin, Fl specializing in Pet friendly upscale vacation condos. We got our start from Renee's own personal success in managing her condos here in Destin. As word of that success spread more and more and more owners have asked Renee and Laura to manage their investment properties here in Miramar Beach/Destin area.

Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson chose Scenic Gulf Drive Central West

As a Realtor, Renee helped the owners of this particular property find exactly what they were looking for. A large Condo for the whole family that could be rented pet friendly and still have a great view.


Avalon Beach Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Walkin Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Walkin Shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) 3 King Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Crystal View 103, Pet Friendly, Great Side View, Sleeps 11
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great area and it was nice to be able to eat with restaurants within walking distance.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice property. We plan to return next year. As far as our particular condo (103); it definitely needs a thorough cleaning. The floors were sandy and furniture needed dusting. . The porch could use a good powerwashing. Had to wear shoes/sandals or our feet were literally black after walking barefoot out there. We will return but will try a different unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We liked the layout of the condo and had a positive experience.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We only stayed for 3 days so the fees were a significant part of the total cost (about doubled the published rate). The condo was in good shape and the location was very nice. My only complaint is the lack of instructions. The ceiling fans did not work in the master bedroom or the main living area. We could also not get the TV to work in the master bedroom. I would guess they are in working order but after about a 1/2 hour of trying to figure them out it made more sense to just relax with out them. A cheat sheet on those thing would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very spacious, beautifully decorated condominium. The beach was close and just lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large condo with a wonderful wrap around outside space. The view of the ocean is not the best but the beach is a tiny walk away. Beautiful white sand and aquamarine waters! Small but sufficient pool. Parking is limited but there was always a space.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Yes. This is a great property and the side view from this condo does give a nice view of the gulf. It is so convenient to the beautiful white sand beach and parking. Most guest also love the spaciousness of the condo and the ability to accommodate a large family.
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We loved our stay. So close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second summer in Destin. This property was great, comfortable, nice and clean. Only one request would be beach items such as floats, noodles, ect. Some of the other guest had these items and said they were provided. I bought on and left it at the property. Al in all a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've been vacationing in Destin for 4 years now, and this was by far our favorite place to stay!! The condo is very spacious, the pictures don't do it justice! We had 3 families and plenty of room with each family having their own bathroom. It is beautifully decorated, neat, and clean. The location is extremely convenient to the beach, making the short walk across the street an easy one. The kitchen was nicely equipped with everything we needed to cook meals. The only problem we encountered was the parking. Although we had parking passes, there were not enough parking spaces to accommodate all guests. We had to park in handicap spaces and along the fence several times, but never got a ticket, so all was well. I highly recommend Crystal View 103!! We will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a good time and loved the condo. We have never had parking issues before but there must have been a lot of families with multiple cars the week of the 4th.
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Wonderful woops

  • 5 of 5

We actually ended up staying here by accident due to our reservations falling through in Panama City. We needed a last second rental and found this listing. We were in a pinch and called the managers to reserve the room. They were easy to reach, answered all of our questions and got our reservations though in a couple of moments, which is more than I can say for some otber managers on VRBO. We thought that the listing was too good to be true, but it wasn't. When we arrived at the condo, it was just as promised. We had a little dog and three seniors with disabilities in tow and they had no problems navigating the rooms. The condo had ample room for for everyone with beds to spare. The rooms were wonderful with comfortable beds and nice restrooms for each. The view from the covered porch was amazing, beckoning us down to the sugary, white sanded beaches with the tranquil, turquoise waves calmly rolling in. The beach was heavenly, except for the occasional jellyfish. While we were in town we partook of the nearby shops and restaurants, Pompano Joe's was nice, a little pricey but the serving portions more than made up for that. We took in the nearby free armed forces museums and airshows in Pensacola and Fort Walton which were free and great for the family. We also caught a dolphin tour and a parasailing trip in town that were excellent. Down the road in Panama City we went to a zoo and hung out at Wonderworks both of which were awesome for all ages. Overall the Destin area is centrally located on the Emarald Coast and the place to go if you want enjoy yourself. And thanks to the wonderful staff, great location and assortment of things to do this condo is a wonderful place to come home and relax or play in the sand. We will definitely look to come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225

We must rent the units Sat-Sat during the busy times of year like Spring Break to Mid Fall. and the holidays

In regards to spring break we can not under any circumstances rent to groups under 25 .
We accept payments towards your vacation by visa, mastercard, discover and online check payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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