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Free Beach Service! **Condo on Beach w/Loft** 312A

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,070 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Crystal Sands Condo Description

Owner of 312A want to share their home away from home with YOU!

If you are looking for a breathtaking view of the emerald Gulf coast, look no further! Relax on the 3rd floor, private balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze and awesome view.

You will have plenty of room in this 2 story condo that can easily sleep 6 between the private master bedroom with a large king bed with flat screen TV, a loft bedroom upstairs with a queen bed also includes flat screen TV and a bonus bedroom with 2 twin beds perfect for the kids.

The master bath includes a shower/jetted tub combo. The loft bedrooms have access to a private bathroom with shower/tub combo and vanity.

In the living room, you will find a cozy sofa, a loveseat, tiled floors with an area rug, and a flat screen TV. The sofa folds out into another bed, if needed. The kitchen has beautiful Silestone countertops and features black, full size appliances, fully equipped housewares, and three Hollywood style barstools. The dining table comfortably seats six.

You will enjoy the convenience of having a stackable washer and dryer in the unit. Keyless entry into the condo takes the hassle away from keeping up with a key while at the beach. Free wireless internet is also available!

Crystal Sands Condominiums is located in popular Crystal Beach on Scenic 98 Hwy in Destin. This complex was renovated in 2011 with a new roof, new railings and fresh paint. There are grills on site; a pool; free, well-lit parking and an elevator for your convenience.

You have the privacy you desire, yet the convenience of nearby restaurants and activities. Such as, Big Kahuna Water Park, Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Henderson Beach State Park, and the 17-screen Rave Motion Picture theater just to name a few.

Come and experience this fun and accommodating Crystal Sands loft unit!

More Details

Kay Lea Darnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kay Lea Darnell

We are the Darnell family. We live in Tennessee and have always loved to vacation in Destin, Florida. Now we have a 'home away from home' and want to share it with you.

Kay Lea Darnell purchased this condo in 2014

Why Kay Lea Darnell chose Crystal Beach

Our family has vacationed in Destin every year. We knew it was time to find a place of our own. We chose Crystal Sands because of it's location and the gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico from our private balcony.

What makes this condo unique

We hope you will love your time in Destin as much as we do!


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1070 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Effective March 15, 2018 - Crystal Sands will be a SMOKE FREE PROPERTY. This means No Smoking on the grounds, walkways, balconies, patios, parking lots, sidewalks, boardwalks, or the beach.


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Free Beach Service! **Condo on Beach w/Loft** 312A
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Lebanon, TN

We have enjoyed being in your condo! It's great being on the beach plus close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the condo. We have had beautiful weather, clear water, and plenty of places to eat and shop.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property, as described

  • 5 of 5

It's nice to find a property that looks just like the pictures, and this one does not disappoint. Place is in great condition, clean, roomy, and SUPER nice view of the gulf from the balcony. 5 of us had plenty of space, and pretty much anything you would need for a vacation home away from home. Beds were comfy. Kitchen was solid for those who like to cook, and if you grill there are 4 hibachi type setups with picnic tables behind the building towards the beach (facing the water, which was awesome). Old school charcoal, which worked out perfectly to cook chicken and burgers. Had 2 sisters visit that were staying at a hotel near by, we had a sunset bbq. The owner, Kay, was only a phone call away to help with any questions or issues you might run into.

I would recommend this place to anyone travelling to the area looking for a condo on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lovely beach, spacious condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Crystal Sands. The beach is pristine, and it is wonderful to have an umbrella and a couple of chairs to use daily. While the beach was busy at times, we found it to be a very family friendly environment. This condo is within walking distance to a nice beach restaurant, and a short drive to other restaurants and shopping areas. Kay was wonderful to work with and she checked in with us to make sure all was going well. Will definitely consider another vacation to Destin and a stay at Kay's condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the condo.

  • 5 of 5

I rented through a private owner and everything was great. I did talk to someone else staying there though and they were not as happy but they didn't rent through a private owner. The owner of the condo we stayed in, 312A, was super easy to work with and we'll DEFINATELY be back. I miss it already.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Temper your expectations. Overall - OK.

  • 3 of 5

I believe you won't be disappointed if you know what to expect. First, the positives:

1. The owner is awesome, nice, and it is easy to work with her. She made the process very easy. I cannot say enough great things about her.

2. The location cannot be beat. The condo is on a prime stretch of beach, and is not near any mega-buildings. As a result, the beach is less crowded than what you'll see near the 20-story tall buildings. It is on Hwy. 98, not 30A, which is also a plus.

3. The condo is very clean. Nothing that will gross you out, which I've seen in other condos I've rented.

4. Beach chair and umbrella set up included in the price. If you've never been to Destin, I cannot describe how awesome that is. No lugging chairs and umbrellas, and you don't have to pay $40-50 a day. Plus, given that the beach isn't crowded (see #2 above), there is only one row of chairs/umbrellas. At other condos, there are 4 - 5 rows, and you won't get a chair right on the water unless you go down at the crack of dawn (and you still have to pay!).

5. Fast wifi with strong signal

Now the negatives:

1. The condo is old and dated. The dishwasher door doesn't close all the way, the toilet flush handle broke off in my hand, etc. It could definitely use some updating and freshening up.

2. The condo is dark like a cave. Despite having a sliding door to a small balcony/patio, the design of the balcony/patio doesn't allow much light into the condo. The only other window is a very small window on the north side in the master bedroom right on the walkway to all the condos. As a result, you have to keep the blinds closed unless you want everyone who walks past to see into the bedroom and bathroom. The light bulbs are low-wattage. Not very bright and airy, and the ambiance of the whole place suffers as a result. Gloomy is too strong to describe it, but it's close.

3. The building is old and dated.

4. The swimming pool is teeny-tiny, and on the road side of the building (instead of the gulf side) with a view of the parking lot. If you have kids who like to go to the pool as much as the ocean, they will be very disappointed.

5. No convenience store, restaurant, etc. on-site. You must leave the property in a car to get/do anything.

Overall, the place was OK. I probably will not stay there again because of the cave-like lighting, but that is the only reason why I'll skip it in the future. Otherwise, the positives outweigh the negatives - as long as you know what to expect.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The owner was very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This was by far one of the best vacations ever. Nice view and plenty of room. Very close to shopping and attractions to make your trip very memorable. Don't pass up on this great place. It's perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
James Lee Park
Tuscany Italian Bistro
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Real Thai Fusion Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Pedro's Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Golf Garden of Destin
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
American Restaurant
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
Fat Clemenzas
Pizza Restaurant
JBs Pizza To Poboys
Pizza Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
The Whale's Tail Beach Bar & Grill
Seafood Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Acme Oyster House
Cabana Cafe
American Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Royal Palm Grille
Sushi Restaurant
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Acceptable payment methods are personal check (preferred), money order, cashier’s check. If you wish to use a credit card, you may do so, however, you will need to add 3% to the total amount to offset the fee the card company charges us for paying by credit card. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. We can communicate with you if an earlier check-in is available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.