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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,070 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Kay Lea Darnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Scenic Gulf Drive West

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!

Amenities

Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great time

  • 4 of 5

The condo was great but you had to drive everywhere for dining. The views were beautiful. The condo had a lot of room and beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

An amazing experience

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

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.