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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Wonderful first floor unit, with view of the Gulf, located in quaint, quiet Crystal Beach. Walk from the patio, across Scenic Gulf Drive, and through the beach entrance to the beautiful white sand beach and warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf. Adjacent to Henderson Beach National shore.

After a day at the beach, relax by the pool (heated seasonally) and oudoor spa, where there is wi-fi internet access. Or stroll down the sidewalk for a bite at Camilles. There are numberous other dining options within walking distance - from upscale dining at the Inn at Cystal Beach to more relaxed options such as Olive Garden, Outback, Chili's and Applebee's. And if shopping is your desired post-beach activity, we are within walking distance to Destin Commons and a 5-10 minute drive to the famous Silver Sands Factory Outlet. Big Kahuna's, the Track and numberous golf courses are also close by. There is so much to do in Destin, it will be hard to choose.

Our unit is very clean, well maintained, and has many updates, including granite kitchen counters, tiling, fixtures, paint, and furniture. Features include a king-size bed in master bedroom, bunk area, pull-out couch (sleeps six total), and jacuzzi tub in bath. Electronic keyless entry. BRING YOUR LAPTOP, WE HAVE WI-FI IN THE UNIT. Ideal for couples and small families. Please no smoking, no pets. Please note that we do not rent to persons under 25.

Please do not forget to read our reviews. We have many happy renters.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Michele Hamilton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Michele Hamilton

Hi, we are Todd and Michele Hamilton of Holliston, MA (a suburb of Boston). We purchased our condo at Caribbean Dunes in 2003. We fell in love with the area 5 years earlier, when we came to the Panhandle for the first time for a temporary job assignment. We continued to vacation in Destin and decided to purchase our own home and share it with other beach lovers.

Michele Hamilton purchased this condo in 2003

Why Michele Hamilton chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

After looking at property for more than a year, we decided to purchase a home in our favorite neighborhood. We love Crystal Beach - it is quiet, close to Henderson Park, has lots of single family homes, quaint neighborhoods and no high-rises. We chose Caribbean Dunes specifically because of its location close to two public beach entrances and Henderson Park; we like the archectual style of the building, the well maintained property, the tall ceilings and well designed units. Most importantly, our unit affords us a view of the Gulf.

What makes this condo unique

Our home at Caribbean Dunes is located just steps from the beach, and yet we are within walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants and shops. We are close to championship golf courses, Big Kahunas, the Track, Destin Commons, Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, and a variety of water sports. There is also biking, hiking and canoeing in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having a wonderful time here, the condo is great and the beaches are beautiful!
May 2014
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Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep Sofa in Living Room, Bunk Beds (1) Hallway Bunks
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No Pets


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average rating of 4.836735 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The title for the condo is dead on. It was fabulous!!! Our view was amazing we were just a walk away from the beach. And the owners are so nice and respond to any questions you might have right away. We are definitely using the condo again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review; we really appreciate it. We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation and our home. We will continue to do our best to provide a clean, comfortable, updated home away from home. We look forward to your next. Warmly, Michele Hamilton
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Fabulous!! Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I looked and looked and was incredibly satisfied with our stay!! The location is perfect and the condo was very clean and had all the amenities we could need! We stayed in a different place this year and so glad we made the change. Having the ground floor location was perfect because we could leave all our sand stuff outside on the porch and it never had to come inside! The year prior at a different location I felt like we lived in tsand the entire week, this year was very different!! Any questions we had prior were answered quickly by Michelle! When we arrived one of the doors on the cabinets in the bathroom had some damage so I emailed Michelle a pic to show was there prior to us and we never had an issue getting our deposit back! I would highly recommend staying here!! The beach was literally across the street! Never heard the neighbors upstairs. Very quiet! Our kids love the curtains on the bunk beds so they could sleep in uninterrupted if they wanted!! This was great and I could see our family staying here over and over!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home away from home! We enjoyed our stay in your condo and the beach being just across the street was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation and hope you will consider us on your next trip to the Emerald Coast. We will continue to update our condo to provide a comfortable beach retreat. Warmly, Michele Hamilton
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The condo was perfect and very clean. The kids loved the bunk beds. This condo is in a nice area with minimal traffic and has easy, close access to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. Warmly, Michele
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and a great location! The beach is steps away from my the back door even closer than the pool. The space was prefect for a family of 4. The only kick back was the size of the tv in the living room. It rained one evening and stayed in to watch movies and we did feel we like we had to sit closer to than we were to get a good view. But other than that it was perfect. Do plan on staying here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad enjoyed your vacation. We hope you return on your next trip to the lovely Emerald Coast. I think I have been defeated. I try not to watch TV while in Destin but others obviously would like to. When I am in Destin tin Sept, I will install a larger TV. You have all made my husband very happy!! Warmly, Michele Hamilton
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The location was great and the condo was really nice and clean. It had everything that you needed.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I loved the condo. The kitchen had all you needed to cook if you wanted to do that on your vacation. The only thing to us that was missing was a larger TV screen. We are movie watcher and the screen was just too small.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation. We work hard to provide a comfortable home, clean home. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the 32" TV. As we have three children, we like to encourage them to spend their time outdoors while at the beach. We do not spend much time watching TV. But will take your concerns under advisement. Warmly, Michele Hamilton
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200



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