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Beautiful Crystal Beach - Ocean View - Steps From Beach - 2nd Floor End Unit

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Crystal Beach - Ocean View - Steps From Beach - 2nd Floor End Unit

Our little Tropical Vacation Paradise... combining the whitest beaches of Florida with the bright, exotic Emerald Green waters of the Caribbean...all within steps of our condo. Greet the sunrise with an early morning walk along the pedestrian friendly Scenic 98, followed with a fresh juice and bagel from Camille's right next door. Enjoy your evening coffee or happy hour on the private balcony. A tranquil location, but within steps and/or minutes from everything you really need to relax on your vacation.

We are lucky to have one of the best views in the complex - A beautiful straight-on view of the Gulf from the balcony, and living area. We are on the 2nd floor, end/corner unit, with beach access 100 yards away from the door. No need to pack the car up to then battle the traffic and parking at the beach. When you are hungry for lunch, you can walk to the condo and make your favorite sandwich, or grab one from Camille's on your walk by!

Our 1 bedroom/1 bath condo is non-smoking, and comes comfortably furnished. We have a well equipped kitchen that includes all of your major appliances and necessities you might need, in addition to a washer/dryer combo located right in the unit. The living room and bedroom have flat screen TV's.

The unit can sleep a family of 4 comfortably, with a queen sized bed in the master bedroom, and 2 bunk beds in the hallway. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room that sleeps an additional 2 people, but is not recommended for long term sleeping arrangements as it's very uncomfortable. (I've slept on it!) Bed linens, kitchen and bathroom towels are provided, but beach towels are not.

The condo itself is located in the Caribbean Dunes complex, which is situated in the family oriented Crystal Beach, a beautiful and highly desired area of Destin. If you look on a map, you will see the area sits between the main area of Destin and Miramar Beach. The neighborhood itself is very quaint, with cottage-style homes, and none of those huge high rise beach condo's. The complex has a large swimming pool and hot tub for guest's to use, and also has several barbecue grills available for guests to use since outdoor grilling isn't allowed on the balconies due to fire codes.

We are located right next to a little summer shop that rents out bicycles, kayak's and paddle boards, and beside them is Camille’s, a great small, eclectic restaurant. We are approximately one mile to Destin Commons which is a host to many shopping stores, and family dining, and for your grocery shopping, Publix and Walgreens are also located close by, on the opposite side of the road on Destin Commons. There’s also the Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar, only a few minutes down the road driving.

For fun family activities, the Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, the Track and other mini golf courses are also close by. The popular Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin is also fun for the family. There are so many options to choose from.

We love our little taste of paradise, and hope to share it with you too!

More Details

Martina Casparius
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Martina Casparius

The condo is operated by myself and my daughter. I reside in Maine and my daughter (who is originally from Maine as well) lives in the Mobile, Alabama area. As I had begun to plan for retirement, I came across this unit for sale in the fall of 2014, and the timing was perfect.

Martina Casparius purchased this condo in 2014

Why Martina Casparius chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Originally on the lookout for a retirement retreat in Naples, I fell in love with Crystal Beach/Destin area on my very 1st visit. I was planning a vacation to see my daughter in Mobile Alabama, and she told me part of our time would be spent in Destin Florida. She raved about the beautiful 'Caribbean-Like' water, and how much I would love the simplicity and tranquility of Crystal Beach. Needless to say, I didn't want to leave once I got there! I ended up extending my vacation, and then came across my own, perfect little tropical paradise for sale at Caribbean Dunes. The rest is history. I hope to be able to share this tropical oasis with many! Thanks for looking! Martina


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
  • The unit sleeps a small family with young kids. 1 Master Bedroom with Queen Bed 2 hallway bunk beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Crystal Beach - Ocean View - Steps From Beach - 2nd Floor End Unit
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

We were located near everything we needed. There was plenty of places to shop and eat not to mention we were right across the street from the beach. The balcony was our favorite place to relax after a long day at the beach. The condo was very spacious for the three of us and very clean. I would highly recommend this location and look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location was great and Martina was wonderful to work with. We definitely plan to return! 😉?

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, Virginia

Stunning Ocean Front Condo with GREAT Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Oh my gosh, I really can't express how much we loved this condo!!! The The owner stays in great contact and is very easy to communicate with. The condo is just a short walk from the beach, that can be viewed from your balcony, living room, and kitchen. Its truly is a dream vacation condo for anyone but especially for a little family like ours ( we have a family of 4 -- 7year old son and 18 month old daughter). The condo was very clean, The bathtub was an amazing Jacuzzi tub to help you relax at the end of a long day at the beach, Nice TVs, Great Wi-Fi , also the kitchen had every pot, Pan, knife, plate.. anything you needed to cook any meal!!! *** location is big for us ! And this condo is in the best location possible, literally a four minute drive to Destin Commons which is a big shopping center! Also, gas stations fast food, great restaurants, Walmart, and other grocery stores all within 5 to 10 minutes!!! Basically you have everything at your fingertips!!

>>> The only thing I would change would be to have a king bed!

Other than that...this is the best place we have ever stayed our entire life, with that being said will be back for years and years to come!!!

I couldn't be more pleased.

Thank you so much Martina for making our stay so comfortable we look forward to speaking to you soon and scheduling our next vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Very close to the gulf with a beautiful view we couldn't have asked for better on this vacation. It was really nice and clean. We'd wake up in the morning, walk to the beach, swim and return home. Extremely easy to live in. Overall I'd say because of this place my vacation was a perfect ten.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo near the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 love this condo, very cute and clean a perfect size for our family. We loved the close proximity to the beach, we were able to quickly run home for snacks or lunch. The pictures show exactly what to expect with this unit. A perfect get away! My family and I had zero issues and were very pleased with the location and proximity to everything. One of the best places I have stayed at in Destin. The entire booking process and arrival went very smooth thanks to the owner Martina, we would highly recommend your condo. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Martina for a great stay and allowing my family to have great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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best 1 BR in Caribbean Dunes

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic 7 nights. Everything was exactly as described. Cleaning service did a great job and the unit is super comfortable, although the queen bed could use an upgrade. Above everything else we decided this is the best location in Caribbean Dunes. We've stayed in many over the years. The owner was great about communication before and during our stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
VPS - Northwest FLorida Regional (Ft. Walton)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Crystal beach is one of the most desired spots in destin - no high-rise condominiums or packed beaches. Crystal beach is mostly residential which contributes to the quietness of the neighborhood, with pristine white sand beaches at your feet!

Destin commons (shopping) less than 1/2 mile.

Mid bay bridge less than 1 mile.

Camille's (great dinner and coffee shop) an easy walk just around the corner.

Crab trap about 1 mile east.

Bicycle, scooter, jet ski, and para-sailing all within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring/Summer
May 21 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Into 2018
Oct 31 2017 - Feb 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

$250 deposit to hold
60 days prior to check-in 50% of rental rate is due
14 days prior to check-in balance of fees due
Transaction fee applies to credit card transactions

Long Term Renters - Please email us for **Monthly Discount**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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