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Amazing View~Private Beach~Luxurious ~Clean~ Unit A-6~Free Beach Service for 2

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 872 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Satisfaction Guaranteed! No Crowds! No Traffic! Low Density Building!


The balcony and pool area are not accessible until May 1.


This condo comes with top of the line furnishings, linens, decorations, and all of the other "extras." Beach service for 2 is included during the season! The condo includes a variety of beach toys, sand toys, boogie boards, unique games, current books, DVD's, and a "Smart TV." There are also 2 additional beach chairs and umbrella in the condo for your use. When it comes time to turn in, the King Size Marriott Bed an award-winning bedding, guarantees you a good night’s sleep. There are built in bunk beds for additional sleeping, which are actually very comfortable. This unit does not have a pullout couch. However, it has an excellent quality queen size blow-up mattress, which can be easily inflated in the living room.

This condo is located on the second floor, which means you have the glorious views that the first floor does not offer and you only have one flight of stairs to carry luggage up, whereas the walk to the condos on the 3rd floor can be a long haul.

Not only is the beach right on your doorstep, a myriad of eating, shopping and entertainment options are within easy walking or driving distance. If you want to mix in some activities with your relaxation there are plenty of options, including Dolphin Cruises, Deep Sea Fishing trips and a variety of water sports. You can take a stroll down Scenic Highway 98 or head east by car along the coast to the quaint beachside communities of Seagrove, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. At night, you can walk and enjoy drinks on the terrace of 790 On The Gulf or check out one of the many local beachside restaurants. Crystal Villas is located within 1000 feet of Henderson Beach State Park and is also within walking distance of Destin Commons where there is a state of the art movie theater, bowling alley, and upscale shopping. It is a short drive to Golf Courses, Water Parks and one of the largest outlet malls in Florida.The perfect location is what sets this condo apart from many others in the Destin area. I am available 24 hours per day if you experience any problems and customer satisfaction is my utmost priority.

More Details

Ellen Harris
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Ellen Harris

I bought this condo to use as a second home and it will hopefully be a place where I can retire someday. Until then, I am able to share this very special place with others. Please do not hesitate to call me for more information about this condo.

Ellen Harris purchased this condo in 2016

Why Ellen Harris chose Crystal Beach

The decor in this condo is bright, cheerful and does not have the worn look of other condos.

The view of the sparkling sand and emerald water from the living room and kitchen are amazing.

Since it is a second floor unit it has the views that cannot be found on the first floor.

Since there is not an elevator in the building, you will not be inconvenienced with the long walk to the third floor.

What makes this condo unique

Chair and Umbrella Service Included during season.

Having your feet in the sand is only a flight of stairs and seconds away.

Located in the quieter section of Destin where the beaches are not packed with people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Accidentally hit 3 stars for review and could not go back and change it. Take off star because host does not like her guests to smoke cigarettes. Forgot it said No Smoking in ad, but other condos smoking ok. So sorry for any confusion. English is second language.
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Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 872 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Beautiful vessel sinks with unique faucets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Built in bunk bed is located in hallway. Quality Queen Size Air Mattress, electric inflation.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The condo is located close to outlet malls and the award winning Destin Commons where there are movie theaters, a bowling alley, many restaurants, and lots of your favorite retail shops. It is also near miniature golf, arcades, go-carts, amusement rides and much more.


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Amazing View~Private Beach~Luxurious ~Clean~ Unit A-6~Free Beach Service for 2
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews

Perfect for a family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Ellen was phenomenal at answering all our questions. The condo was well stocked with everything you could need. The beds were comfortable and good bedding. The beach was gorgeous and great chair attendant! Perfect for families during a crazy spring break week as it was quieter and family oriented!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Condo was lovely

  • 4 of 5

We stayed during construction and even with all that was going on we enjoyed ourselves so much. The quick walk to the beach, the beach chairs, the ocean view, the beautiful condo! This condo had so much available to the guests, we were surprised. Games, beach toys, story books, stuffed animals, umbrellas and much more. The kitchen was stocked with everything you needed for anything you cooked.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Great views, excellent communication, comfortable accommodations. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection! Quiet area of the beach

  • 5 of 5

Communication with host-excellent


Kitchen appliances and utensils-excellent




Beach Service-excellent

Private Beach-excellent

Proximity to shopping-excellent

Proximity to attractions-excellent

Pool area-good (looking forward to it being an outdoor pool next year, indoor are got kind of hot)

This unit has so much more than the typical rental unit. The owner goes above and beyond for her guests. You will absolutely be satistifed staying in this condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was very easy for me to remember your name:) You were wonderful to work with as well. I hope you will be able to come back soon and enjoy the beautiful sun and sand in Destin beach.
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  • 3 of 5

Everything was okey but a couple of things. The structure and outside of buildings look horrible to dangerous. That is very important. Also people were smoking on patios and balconies and we could not. But that was okey. But the owner was very nice to us

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is from someone who was upset because I told them they could not smoke in my unit. I suppose she is retaliating against me by saying the building is unsafe. But, please look at my previous reviews and reviews of other Crystal Villa units and you will not see any mention of the building looking unsafe. I put in my ad that I do not allow smoking and tried to give her suggestions where she could smoke. As far as being disappointed that I do not allow smoking, I always try to make my guests 100% happy, but unfortunately on this issue I cannot compromise. Most of the customers I have appreciate that the furniture and bedding are in pristine condition and do not smell like smoke. It is also why I have so many repeat customers because they have told me that other places they have rented have looked pretty in a picture on VRBO but when they get there, it smells awful. It is imperative to me that my condo appeals to all of the 5 senses.
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Beautiful Condo right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Everything in the condo was decorated beautifully. The master bed was super comfortable & my kids loved the bunk beds. The condo is literally a few steps to the beach which made it very convenient with little ones. It's also located away from most of the busy Destin traffic so that was nice also. Ellen was a joy to work with & we're already planning our trip back there next summer!

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.