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1st Floor Beachfront Unit! -Recent Remodel- **Free Beach Set Up Daily*

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beachfront 1st Floor Unit - Steps from the Beach! Sleeps 6

Crystal Sands 108A is a 1st floor beachfront unit. Open the patio door and you are steps from the white sand and waves! No parking garage or elevators with this unit. Park right in front of the building, enter with your digital lock code and start your vacation.

**1st floor unit** is very convenient when you are lounging at the beach and want grab something from the unit! You can sit on the patio and keep an eye on the kids on the beach. Crystal Sands is a low rise (3 story) condo. It is a deeded private beach and not crowded.

This unit includes one **complimentary** beach set-up each day (two chairs and one umbrella). Watch the dolphins swim (yes, we see them a lot) while you sit on the patio listening to the waves! There is a pool on the front side of the building with lounge chairs as well. Our building has two grilling areas at each end of the boardwalk (4 grills total), so grilling a steak or burgers is no problem.

We recently remodeled the unit (2014) with all new paint, cabinets, furniture, mattresses, and appliances. We have all the latest electronics, new LED flatscreen TVs, 55' in living room, and 42' in bedroom, Sound Bar with Bluetooth to sync your favorite music, and a Blu-Ray DVD player (multiple Red Box locations). Unit includes free Wireless Internet.

Our kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and is fully furnished with cookware and utensils. We have a Keurig on the countertop, so just bring your K-cups (Mr. Coffee in cabinet if needed). New full size LG high efficiency washer and dryer for any clothes or towels you may want to wash.

Our unit is comfortable and casual (no stuffy formal furniture) and very clean. Sleeps 6 with a King in the master suite, twins in the hallway bunks, and a queen sleeper sofa. We love to spend time here and we hope you do too!!!

We just started renting our unit in 2014.

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Linda Potts
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Linda Potts

We've been married for 29 years and have two sons and a wonderful daughter in-law and a new grandson. We also have three playful 'grandpuppies' (yellow and chocolate labs and Great Dane) and a slightly cantankerous cat. We live in Tennessee and this is the only property we manage.

Linda Potts purchased this condo in 2013

Why Linda Potts chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

We have been coming to Crystal Sands for years with our boys because it was the perfect condo and area for us. They loved the beach and pool in the daytime and hunting for crabs at night. The go-carts, waterpark, arcades, and fun restaurants are all close by for a fun night. We always had plenty of room for them to bring their friends. My family all love to go deep sea fishing and we love the fresh fish from these excursions. The kids are grown now and we are happy to have the condo now for weekend getaways.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful views, directly on the beach, yet close to everything. This is a unique quite area but minutes away from fantastic shopping, dining, and family fun! Destin is known for its fishing and the fresh seafood can't be beat. It is our favorite spot for relaxing and recharging.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week in your Crystal Sands west condo in Destin Fl. Everything was spectacular. This was our little girls first beach experience and our 1st time in Destin. We loved it so much we want to do it again sometime, maybe when the weather is warmer. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It is a beautiful place. We have not stopped telling our friends about how nice the condo, beach and community in general is. My mom suggested maybe a big family trip. Sounds like fun! Thanks again and hope to be speaking with you soon about another trip!!
Mar 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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1st Floor Beachfront Unit! -Recent Remodel- **Free Beach Set Up Daily*
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews

Beach a few steps away? Yes!

  • 5 of 5

We selected the Crystal Sands rental because of its location, and it did not disappoint. The on-line photos accurately depict this apt and the decor has a beachy vibe. No problems in communicating with the owner, and she responded very quickly to my questions. Restaurants and shopping are close by with the main attraction, the Emerald waters and white sands, just down the boardwalk. Hubby and I had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely condo, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

First floor was a good choice; steps to the beach and a lovely view. The condo was comfortable, clean, tastefully decorated and as shown in the pictures. The bed in the master was very, very soft so depending on personal preference, that's either good or bad. Kitchen supplies were of good quality, and we had what we needed (a cheese grater would be a good addition). Proximity to Whole Foods was a lifesaver (good prepared food; we ate there often.) Publix grocery was nearby as well. The beach nearest the public access area got very crowded, so select a chair/umbrella setup as far away as possible. Also found it interesting that beach goers would set up their chairs right in front of us...seems to be poor beach etiquette but we didn't let it dampen our fun. I had a few questions before and during the trip and Linda responded quickly. Will we be back? You bet! Vacation 2016 was a great success.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was Perfect for a getaway. Once you walk in, there is a homey feel and the decorations are perfect to make you feel your at the beach. The location is great. Walking on the back porch, will take your breath away. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. I can see my family staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This unit feels more like a beach cottage on the inside. The view is breathtaking! Modern, beachy decor, awesome use of every inch of space...nothing has been overlooked as far as what you may need as a guest here! Nothing compares to the convenience of being located right on the beach front! Pack light on the clothing! Heavy on the swimsuits!! Conveniently located near so many things to do...but if you are anything like us...the beach is what will keep your attention! We will definitely be booking this unit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautifully Decorated, Comfortable Beds Amazing Beach View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at this condo. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the kitchen was outfitted along with the amount of cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, spices, coffee, paper plates etc. Ample amount of bath towels. You will need to buy toilet paper and paper towels. No need to bring beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, noodles or beach toys since these are all in the unit. Save the room in your vehicle. My children are adult size so 6 adults can feel a little tight with one shower (2 toilets) but we made it work. New LG washer and dryer that we used a lot!

There is an outside shower right outside the unit with the steps to beach RIGHT THERE!!! Charcoal and lighter fluid were even left down by the grill area. Amazing location on Crystal Beach super close to Destin Commons area, food etc. The beach was never overcrowded due to the nice size of Crystal Sands condos. There are a lot of nice areas to take family pictures ie. old pier posts, dunes, Take your pictures between 6pm - 7:30 We just used our cell phone. We also took some on the couch in the living room that turned out great. Nicely tan we wore white shirts and khaki shorts. We ate at BoShamps and was very happy with dinner and playing corn hole on the lower deck.

I would not recommend Gulfarium it was pricey and the exhibits were so so. Dolphin show was nice (short)but not worth the $140 for six admissions. Eating out and doing things are very pricey. Look for deals .. Go to The Track Family Fun Center before noon and get a deal beat the heat and crowds in the evening. We also LOVE ... Shakes.. frozen custard and if you have never had a Small Cakes Cupcake they do not disappoint. We tried Destination Little Donuts and did not like them. If you like fried funnel cake and tons of candy toppings you would. Enjoyed going to the SharkTank store in Destin Commons and the Disney Outlet in the outlet shopping.

Great rental! --- One recommendation - Add deck of cards, puzzles and family board games to unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great beach front condo in a busy complex

  • 3 of 5

I'd rate this condo 3.5 stars if the system would let me.

Overall, this condo is overall really nice. Decorations are fun and beachy, we had a good time trying to figure out if the swordfish on the wall is real ;-)

The beds are comfortable and linens are nice. The master bed must be a California king, because it is huge! The hallway beds are a great use of space, but if the adults are still up while the kids need to go to bed, it's a bit noisy for them. Pull-out sofa is fine for kids also if you need the space.

All appliances, etc., in the kitchen and bath and laundry worked well and were in great shape. The kitchen has everything you need to make a quick meal or even a big one. Plenty of towels (at least 10!) and the laundry machines were great to have since everyone is getting wet, sandy and sticky multiple times in a day on the beach. Chairs and couch were comfortable and reasonably clean, a few stains from the fallout of kids and beach everyday use.

The location is a mixed blessing. The pics on the site almost don't do justice to the view - the view from inside through the full-width, floor-to-ceiling windows/doors is fantastic and from the patio is even better. You are on the beach in 15 seconds after you step out the door, which makes getting your stuff back and forth from the condo to the beach really convenient. 2/3 of the folks in this building have to deal with the elevator or stairs but not at this unit!

However, because this unit is on the ground floor and at the center of the complex, impact from the traffic from the rest of the guests is high. The beach access stairs and showers are 10 feet from the patio, so there is always someone outside your patio door coming and going to the beach. The access hallway for everyone else to get from their units to the beach is directly next to the unit, so it can get a bit noisy. That stuff is not that big of a problem. The worst aspect is that the elevator is directly outside the master bedroom window, and the luggage carts are stationed there also. It is extremely noisy until very late on arrival days (Saturday/Sunday) and very early on departure days as lots of folks are coming and going. Every day, there are people standing outside your bedroom waiting for the elevator and yakking it up after returning from the beach/restaurant/bars. If you are a light sleeper like we are, this makes it difficult to have a restful vacation.

Price is also high, so not a bargain, but in line with comps.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Directly on the beautiful white sand beach but minutes away from amazing shopping and restaurants. Destin Commons is right beside the Bass Pro Shop less than 5 minutes away. Just a few minutes down the road is the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Publix, Walgreens, WalMart just minutes away. Great neighborhood to walk or ride bikes but close to the main road and the restaurants. Destin is known for it's deep sea fishing and the condo is not too far from the harbor and docks. Surfing, board paddling, kayaks and jetskis nearby to rent. There are lots of restaurants near the harbor docks with fresh seafood from the gulf!!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

No smoking or pets. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
Forfeited if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , There is a closet in bathroom 1 and shelfs in bathroom 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Outdoor Shower available when coming in from the beach.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 42' LED flat screen TV
  • Hall bunks with twin mattresses Sofa sleeper has a queen mattress
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary beach set up each day (Mar1-Oct31). Includes two chairs and one umbrella!!!

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