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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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 Crystal Beach

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • * * * Reservation not final until Owner's Rental Contract is executed - Document is sent to renter after Owner "accepts" your reservation request.
  • * * Traveler responsible for any credit card fee's if they cancel.
  • * Minimum age requirement is 25
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 -
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Beautiful Crystal Beach - Ocean View - Steps From Beach - 2nd Floor End Unit
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Hendersonville, TN


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this lovely little condo. It was clean and perfect for our family of 3. You can't beat the location. I loved drinking my coffee on the balcony in the mornings and watching the dolphins jump in the gulf. This unit is located on the end with an awesome view. Being that it's right on Scenic 98, I was surprised how quiet it was. Even in the unit, I never heard the guests below or next to us.

It's a 2 minute walk downstairs to Camille's for a yummy breakfast, or dinner at night. Close to major shopping and a ton of great restaurant choices. The condo had 4 beach chairs and 2 boogie boards, which my 7 year old loved. Overall we had a great 1st time to Destin and are so glad we picked this condo! The owner was extremely nice, communicated well, and ready to accommodate any needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can't go wrong with this place. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

There are plenty of reviews that describe how GREAT this place is so I won't parrot the same reviews over again. But, here are a few tips if you decide to book Martina's place. Bring beach towels, plenty of sunblock, and a beach umbrella/canopy. That sums it up.

We hope to return next year and book Martina's place ounce again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing!!! & Martina was a pleasure to work with!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start off by saying the property owner Martina was absolutely amazing. The condo was in great shape, and the view was unbelievable. There's a nice breakfast bar and bike/basket rental right next door, and you're EXTREMELY close to the beach. Amazing stay, and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great condo, location, and vacation in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

GREAT location!! My family of four, with two kids of 12 and 6, had a fantastic time. We were able to walk to the beach, relax in the condo, ride bikes around the area and yet drive to all the touristy spots! The condo was cute, clean and perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than described!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and the condo was decorated stylishly. The walk to the beach was less than 5 minutes and there was an umbrella and three beach chairs for us to use. The queen bed was very comfortable and the pillow top was easy to sink into.

The bunk beds made it fun for my teenagers.

The water was warm and perfect.

We loved sitting on the balcony looking at the ocean and relaxing there in the evenings.

Very close to everything you need but very quiet when you want away from the commercialized district.

We found if we go to dinner at 4:00-ish we wouldn't wait 2 hours for dinner. It was perfect. We also ate in one evening and the kitchen was well furnished.

Martina was always available when we had questions and she checked on us often.

We would love to stay here again, again, and again...

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grenada, MS


  • 5 of 5

We booked this place as a last minute birthday kid free getaway. Couldn't have found a better place. Location is wonderful. Condo is clean and beautiful, and perfect for a couple or parents with kids. We met friendly neighbors and the walk to the beach wasn't bad at all. We took the chairs and umbrella from the porch and set up wherever we wanted away from the beach chair rentals. We enjoyed the beautiful water so much. Will be booking again next year and bringing the kids, because the condo has plenty of room. It was so nice. OH and the bed is sooooo comfortable. Bathroom is really nice too. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Beach Walk Cafe
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
The Craft Bar
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
James Lee Park
Gator Beach
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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