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"The Retreat" Ocean Front Ground Floor walkout 5 Star Platinum" Check out video

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Lower Level Unit Awesome View Walk Straight Out To Beach Great If You Have Kids

Awesome Oceanfront condo, great views with patio. Minutes from Destin Commons, great shops, restaurants, bike and scooter rentals near by. Great view of the beach from the living room and kitchen. Watch the kids on the beach while you make dinner and enjoy cocktails. Marine life pass by as you enjoy wonderful sun sets. This is Destin at its finest. Three story building with huge deeded beach. Seasonal Beach chair service included :-)


Owner
Matthew
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Matthew

Our beach get away has been perfect for our family. My wife and I have been married for 20 years and have been to Crystal Sands every year. We have two children and have had plenty of room. If you need more room Check out our other unit A308 vrbo 590908

Matthew purchased this condo in 2012

Why Matthew chose Crystal Beach

Location Location Location! You stay here once and you will know why this property is so popular. If you like the beach you feel you have struck it rich. Closest to the ocean you can get. Easily walk down with your coffee or back up for lunch, bathroom etc. This first floor unit makes your vacation one you won't forget.

What makes this condo unique

It's like this : You know you are in love with the Emerald coast the 1st morning you wake up and sip your coffee on your balcony and decide if you are going to stroll the beach, swim in the pool, go shopping, play golf, go fishing, parasailing, play volley ball on the beach, etc....??Discover what Destin has to offer....??15 min walk to Beach Walk Cafe 850-650-7100?15 min walk.... Crab Trap Seafood and Oyster Bar 850-654-2722?7 min walk... 790 On The Gulf for lunch or dinner 850-650-4853?10 min walk...Camille's for Dinner 850-337-8860?10 min walk...Camille's Coffee Shop for Breakfast Lunch.. and rent bike also 850-337-8860?5 min drive... Twirl Frozen Yogurt Cafe 850-269-0439??9 min drive... play golf ......... ....Kelly Plantation Golf Club 850-650-7600- ------Emerald Bay Golf Club 850-837-5197?14 min drive... to The Village of Baytowne Wharf?850-267-8180?--- Outdoor Theater (movies for kids)?--- Restaurants?--- Shopping??5 min drive Destin Commons shopping with expansion coming 2014 850-654-2018?To name a few.....?--- Bass Pro Shop?--- Cache?--- Black & White?--- Chico's?--- Hard Rock Cafe??10 min drive to Silver Sands Outlet Mall?850-654-9771?8 min drive to Publix Supermarket or 12 to Winn Dixie?10 min Big Kahuna's Waterpark 850-837-8319?25 min Gulfarium Marine Park 850-243-9046?9 min The Track.. go carts 850-654-4668?9 min Putt Putt Golf 850-654-4668?15 min Harborwalk Village? 850-337-8500?--- Dolphin cruise 850-654-6888?--- Buccaneer Pirate cruise 850-269-0896?--- Pontoon & Waverunner rentals 850-650-0390?--- Deepsea Fishing charter or go see the catch of the day (Google Destin Fishing Charters)?--- Parasail 850-650-0390?--- Sunset cruise?--- Countless restaurants?--- Nightlife?10 min dr Fat Daddy's Arcade 850-424-6021?30 min dr to Air Force Armament Museum 850-882-4972

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this condo June 2011 and absolutely loved it. It was far enough away from the pool so there was not alot of noise at night. The condo had the most comfortable king size bed in the master room that I have ever slept in on vacation. Thank you guys for making this a very relaxing visit for us. We look forward to next year!
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Great for rinsing off from the beach :-)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The Bathrooms function well together has a closet in the half bath. I keep the water heater turned up so it will last
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Mattress
  • The bedroom is complete with furniture end tables lamps New t.v. etc.. Sun and Fun
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We both have traveled to many different beaches but we just kept coming back to Destin!! The location of this condo offers so many advantages. All shopping is North just a bike ride away, Close to Destin Harbor and its restaurants and night life. But still very close to Sandestin and Seaside. Great walking and biking path right outside the front door! Beautiful white sand beach right outside the back door!

Reviews

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5

LOVE THIS PLACE ! and YES, it is OCEAN FRONT !

  • 5 of 5

WE WILL DEFINATELY BE REFERRING THIS CONDO TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS ! IT'S AN IDEAL LOCATION ! The pictures definately accurately reflected the condo's appearance and location... OCEAN FRONT ! Don't forget to eat at The Donut Hole, and we also love The Back Porch ! Matt was sooooo helpful and was exactly the type of person I want to deal with every year as I plan my vacation ! Thanks Matt, especially for letting me have the condo YOU planned for your family that very weekend on such late notice... wow !

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year in a row we have stayed at this condo, and we plan to keep on coming back!! It's just the two of us. We love the ground floor unit b/c of the easy access to the beach. The already provided beach chairs and umbrellas is our favorite amenity!! The unit is clean and well maintained and has a great set of dishes, bowls and pots and pans. The only thing we couldn't find were dish cloths, so we bought a couple and left them at the condo. When we are at the ocean, we stay put---at the beach or on the patio!. The only time we left the condo was to go to one of the fresh fish markets or to Publix. We already tell everyone we know about this property and the fabulous beach!!! We are already looking forward to next year. P&P, Louisville

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, just steps away from the beach

  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend your vacation. Has everything you need. Beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington
5

Perfect family spot!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, with a 5 year old and a 2 year old and this condo was perfect for everything we wanted to enjoy in Destin! My favorite thing about it was the first floor easy access to the beach. Wake up with the perfect view of crystal beach right outside your window! The location is within 5 miles to all of our favorite restaurants and activities. The condo was very clean and had all the necessities for us to enjoy our week there. Matthew was also very helpful in meeting all our requests while we stayed. Free wifi is also included. I highly recommend this condo for anyone staying in Destin! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennessee
5

Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our little family loved unit 112A! We have an almost 2 year old, and it was so convenient to walk out the back door literally steps from the sand. It was so nice to be able to run back to the room for naps and lunch as well. The condo itself was very clean and had all the conveniences of home. We used the grill located right down from the condo three nights- being able to grill over looking the ocean was my husbands dream. I always read reviews prior to booking our vacation condo and this condo is exactly like the pictures. It is also in a great location just minutes from our favorite spot Pompano Joes. Matthew, the owner, was such a pleasure to work with and was also super quick to respond with any questions I had during the booking process and upon check-in. We will definitely be back- that view each morning was amazing. Thanks for a wonderful vacation, Matthew and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach / Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just Matthew said it would be. There was 6 of us. (2 adults,14, 13, 10 and 7) The condo had plenty of room. Kids loved the condo, beach and the pool. Only issue and it's out of Matthew's control is that there were 4 young kids above us that liked to run in the condo and made it noise down below but being on first floor was great for everything else. Condo stayed cleaner because we could leave all the beach toys outside. We have stayed in these condos 2 other times and always been up stairs and had take the elevator and carry everything in the front door. We will always be staying on first floor from now on.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
CrabTrap
Car: recommended

Too much too list! Beach access with chair set up included. Complete full size kitchen, in unit washer and dryer, walking distance to the Crab Trap and more. Need more room vrbo 590908 Thats our 3 bedroom

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change to reservation is confirmed. Different rates in different seasons. prefer sat check outs or sat check in's

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