You will love this gulf front condo located on the beautiful white sands of Crystal Beach. You can enjoy the view and the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico from the third floor balcony. If you prefer, you can stroll the lovely beach or bike ride, walk, or jog along the paved sidewalks/bike trails of Scenic Gulf Drive. This well-appointed condo has 2 king size beds (one is in the master and one in the second story loft) and another bedroom with two twin daybeds with trundles, and 2 full bathrooms. Our maximum occupancy is 8. Although, we believe our home is most comfortable for parties of 6 or less.
- Condo1230 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
2 Bedrooms and Loft (Sleeps 8) And 2 Bathrooms On The Crystal Beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Suzanne Hardison
We are Barry and Suzanne Hardison and we are thrilled to have a oceanfront vacation condo in Destin! For 5 years, we owned and rented through VRBO a 1 bedroom condo across the street from the beach. We feel blessed to have this larger, beach-side home which accommodates more family and allows us to consider our young teenagers' desire to bring friends to the beach. Our family looks forward to any time in Destin. The sound of the waves and the beautiful white sand are so enticing. In fact, our children have even braved the winter waters of the Gulf! There's never a bad day when you are at the beach!
Suzanne Hardison purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Suzanne Hardison chose Destin
Crystal Villas is in the perfect location. In our opinion, it is on the "quiet end" of Scenic Highway 98. This smaller, three story complex is in a prime location to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. You can be as busy or relaxed as you want in the convenient condo.
What makes this Condo unique
The sense of calm and relaxation our family experiences at the beach is priceless. Our teenage children love to swim in the ocean and pool, and we always enjoy our morning runs as a family on the walking/bike path. Window shopping and eating fresh seafood top our list of "must-do" excursions away from the beach. It is always a blessing to be here.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything we Needed!!! Small complex and very quite. Directly on the beach. Beautifully decorated!!
We were so blessed to find this condo in an area with so much to choose from. Our first time to rent a place in Destin. We couldn't have drawn a more perfect floor plan for our family. We traveled with our daughter and son-in-law and their 2 boys. My husband and I had our privacy downstairs with a beautiful bath, with my daughter and her family had the Huge loft upstairs with separate bath and the boys having their own bedroom. They loved it!!! It was so tastefully decorated and the kitchen had everything we needed. the washer/dryer was so nice, as we were able to wash the sand away before returning home.Everything was provided for the beach, including extra chairs and beach toys!! The private beach was so nice, as the public beaches were so crowded. No loading up your things and hauling back everyday, as the people staying across the road. The owners were so easy to work with and caring. It was truly Amazing!! We will be telling everyone about this place.
Unsatisfactory. Will shop around next time
Upstairs loft bedroom extremely warm at nite. 4 unhappy kids. Overall complex. Needs structural work. Appears unsafe entrance areas.
As homeowners, forgive us if we take your comments a little personal. As discussed during your stay, due to the building's design, the room with the twin trundles can get a little warm (especially during the peak summer months). The HVAC unit is new this year and does a great job cooling. You had complete access to the thermostat. Also, there is a small oscillating fan in the room to help circulate air. We regret the 4 teens still found it uncomfortable. As far as the building, Crystal Villas just completed an extensive (almost 6 month) renovation in mid-May of this year. We did not rent our home that entire time because of we prioritize guest satisfaction and safety. The Gulf-facing balconies were completely rebuilt, the pool completely renovated, and new landscaping installed. To the best of our knowledge, there may have been a repair to a section of a street facing walkway/balcony during your stay and we apologize if it inconvenienced you. Aside from the temperature of the 3rd bedroom, you expressed that everything was quite nice during our phone conversations. Regrettably, we believe your negative comments really stem from your departure day. Because of a late afternoon/evening flight, you requested to checkout late but we were unable to grant that request. With guests checking in that day and a tight cleaning schedule for the cleaning service, your party still departed over 2 hours after the 10:00 a.m. checkout time. Additionally, your group failed to complete the simple checkout requests and left a week's worth of food in the refrigerator, dirty dishes in the sink and dishwasher, and didn't take out the trash. Unfortunately, we were assessed an additional $50 cleaning fee and had to take that nominal amount from your deposit. Hopefully, anyone reading your review will note it is quite a departure from what 41 other previous guests thought about our home.
GREAT PLACE. WE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT. LOOK FORWARD TO GOING AGAIN.
Thank you for choosing our home. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
This condo at Crystal Villas is a great home away from home!
This was the second year in a row that we have stayed at Suzanne and Barry’s condo. We found that it was just as beautiful as ever. Last year we attended our son’s wedding in Destin so this year’s celebration was our daughter graduating from the University of Oklahoma. We decided she needed to soak up some Florida sunshine before she heads to her new job in Alaska. The updates to the condo were great. We had everything we needed for a relaxing family vacation. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful white beach and thought the water was clearer and the beach was whiter than ever - if that’s even possible. We saw a lot of dolphins while we were enjoying our morning coffee on the balcony. We didn’t find any ghost crabs on the beach this time but did notice some very interesting jellyfish. Besides spending time on the beach, we really enjoyed going to Harborwalk Village where we ate, shopped and went on a dolphin cruise. Our few days in Destin were just perfect and once again our home away from home was wonderful. I’m hoping my daughter will be needing some warm weather and sunshine so we can return to Suzanne and Barry’s condo next year. We do thank you for having the best accommodations for one of our most favorite vacation spots.
What a treat to have you stay at our home a second time and celebrate yet another family milestone! We are glad you enjoyed the updates to our home (master bath renovation, brand new stainless kitchen appliances, and renovated balcony). You also highlighted some of the wonderful activities Destin has to offer. If your daughter can't make it from Alaska when you plan your next visit, you can always come again and send her pictures!
Very nice and clean condo
Awesome view, roomy condo. Would definitely stay here again!!
We are glad you enjoyed our home. November is still an awesome time to visit the beach! Please think of us again.
Great view. Close walk down stairs to ocean.
Great property located so close to the ocean. Great part of town. Good place to walk around in the mornings. Balcony was nice. Master toilet needs fixed, as every time you flush it, it sings loud. Thanks for a great week! Adam Pollert
You have highlighted what we enjoy most about our condo and its location. Walking, running, and biking along Scenic Highway 98 is a favorite way to get a little exercise or just see the sights. Most importantly, the main attraction, the beach, is indeed close. It truly is down a short flight of steps. Finally, the view from our home's balcony is fabulous any time of day. (Also, thank you for letting us know about the toilet "singing." It has been repaired.) Thanks for choosing our home!
Minutes from Destin Commons Mall
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the summer season, there is a five night minimum stay. For week-long visits, we require Sunday to Sunday stays. Our maximum occupancy is 8 people, including children. We do NOT rent to anyone under the age of 25. The confirmation agreement is based on the number in your party at the time of booking. You must get permission from the owners to add guests to your party.