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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 LEVEL Gulf Front Townhome, Private Deck on each floor! Sleeps 10 in luxury.

WELCOME to Paradise - right on the Gulf! Green Reef #5 has more deck space than any other - 1700+ sq ft of brand new Trex decking! Three floors completely refurbished and refurnished with adobe and ceramic tile throughout. The Caribbean flair and decor soothes you immediately into Island Time. Over 2500 sq ft of inside living & over 1700 sq ft of patios & decking gives 2 or 10 guests room to breathe and enjoy beachfront living. This West End corner townhome allows more windows and more decks for ocean views, and more outside space for entertaining. This section of Beautiful Crystal Beach is as private as it gets in Destin - or for that matter, in the USA! Enjoy Coffee with the Dolphins in the morning and make personal toasts to the Sunset each evening from your choice of 3 decks - or even better, from your beach chair. Beach Service set up is provided during peak season. An umbrella and two chairs will be set up each morning and taken down each evening. Additionally, your private shed on the beach level deck has floats, boogie boards, more umbrellas and lots of chairs. 2 Kayaks are also provided.

WIFI is included if you have the need to connect to the real world.

The vaulted Master Suite on the top floor Gulf side has a King size bed, a custom built-in wall unit covering one wall, beautiful bath and private balcony with a bar height table and barstools for unobstructed views.

A 2nd Master Suite on top floor has a Queen size bed and also includes a private bath.

The 3rd bedroom on the top floor has a set of bunk beds - two twins.

The Street level with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining space, custom built-in wall units and huge living area has an additional balcony with bar height table & barstools, adding even more space to your living area. A half bath is also on this level

The Lower Beach level with full bath, kitchen, breakfast bar, living, dining area and bedroom has a Queen bed in the bedroom and a Queen size sofa bed in the living area.

The deck on this beach level is enormous - 30 feet wide due to being on the end unit - and 30 feet deep with bar height table and barstools, outside dining table and chairs, four padded chaise lounge chairs and additional seating. Look out over the beautiful white sandy beach - it is EXPANSIVE and deep and whiter than ever!! The deck has outside lighting when you want more than the stars. A storage shed at the back of the deck is already stocked with beach chairs and umbrellas for you plus rafts and toys for the kids.

All bedrooms and both living areas have flat screen TVs.

More Details

Amy Baker
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Amy Baker

We moved from Texas to GreenReef and lived there 18 years until my late husband's health required a move. I have remarried (high school sweetheart) now and have moved back to Texas. We use the unit frequently now and also selectively rent it to families.

Amy Baker purchased this townhome in 1991

Why Amy Baker chose Destin

On the beach, 2400+ sq ft of living space plus 1700 sq ft of decking on three levels

What makes this townhome unique

There are very few townhomes right on the beach in the Destin Area. This is more like a home than a rental.


Destin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Trash Bin to be rolled out each Mon/Thurs evenings for early pick up Tues/Fri Wash and return Beach Towels to lower level
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom and Queen Suite on 3rd floor have full baths attached, and there is a full bath in beach level apartment. There is a half bath on street level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 3rd floor bunk room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom in Beach Level Apartment has Queen Memory Foam
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beach Front private deck/balcony off Master Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of activities nearby. Bowling, Water Park, etc. And LOTS of shopping!


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful Gulf right out the back door.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious 4 bedroom townhome, 3 levels, each with its own deck/balcony. This is a perfect property!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marcie! I sincerely appreciate your feedback. Please come back soon. You are welcome anytime!
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  • 4 of 5

Loved the home. Only downside was the private beach was not... Poor security on the beach. But, knowing that, it wouldn't keep me from returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Memories Ever

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from spending a week in Green Reef #5 and loved every day of our trip. It all lived up to our expectations. It is exactly like the pictures show. Our kids and grandkids loved being right on the beach. There were plenty of towels and beach toys for everyone. I took a lot of food, drinks, paper products, things we would need, so it was nice to have a lot of the other things there that I didn't have to bring. The place is very comfortable and pretty. Getting up in the morning and being able to have your coffee on the deck while watching the beach is perfect. We grilled fresh seafood downstairs, having that option saved a lot of money and frustration. Getting little ones dressed and ready to go stand in line somewhere for dinner, after being on the beach, is usually not any fun.

We had quite abit of rain off and on so the beach level deck, partially covered, gave us a place to stay until it passed. The beach service of two chairs and an umbrella was great, but if you need more there are plenty in the shed downstairs. Having the private beach was such an added bonus, as this is a busy vacation time and the beaches were crowded. ALOT of people would rather ignore the private beach signs so it was nice to have someone sitting there to explain those things and steer them the other direction. He did leave a few days when it rained and after the sun came out we struggled to be able to hold onto our piece of paradise. DO NOT miss the beach at night. There are a lot of families walking with flashlights. It's fun to be a part of but, from a distance, or from the deck, it was just magical.

Amy, Nancy's daughter, was absolutely awesome from the very beginning. She was so friendly and helpful with anything we needed or questions we had. She gave great suggestions of the best place for beach pictures and where they go to get fresh seafood when they stay there. She was quick to respond to any email, text, or phone calls I made to her. I sorta felt like I knew her before we got there, then had the pleasure of meeting her and her two sweet little girls while there.

This was such a great place to stay. Our kids and grandkids made so many memories. I was sad when it was over and we had to drive away. I hope that we get to come back to the Destin area again next year and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Amy and Green Reef for sharing your place with us, allowing us to create memories we will treasure foreve

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Three floors all looking right at the beach and Gulf! What’s not to love? Wish I could live there all year long!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your kind sentiment! Hope you will come and stay again!
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Look no further....Awesome place - Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all!!

Location - right on a private beach where the sand is powder white and beautiful turquoise water. You literally walk outside and you are on the beach. We actually saw dolphins from the beach! The location is perfect as it is close to grocery stores, restaurants and much more.

The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Full kitchen that is stocked with everything you need to make meals at home. It was a nice surprise to have the fridge stocked with condiments, etc. Pots, pans, silverware, etc all there.

The bedrooms are comfortable and plenty of bathrooms. The bedrooms are located upstairs and includes a totally separate area on beach level that includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area.

The owner is wonderful - responsive and just wants to make sure your stay is as relaxing as can be.

This is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing about your stay. It always makes me happy when guests enjoy our beach place! We love it and I’m so glad y’all did as well! Hope you can return next year! 🏖?
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a great trip this was. You couldn’t ask for more of our stay. This place is beautiful, the decking is awesome, and the location is great. The private beach front is almost a necessity in Destin when renting, unless you want to head to the beach early to stake your claim. We didn’t really have any issues with our trip, once the security company started enforcing the private beachfront. Nancy was quick to respond with any questions/issues we had. We enjoyed watching the dolphins 3 different mornings and were within a 15 minute walk of a nice little coffee shop. After this beachfront stay, I am not sure how we could ever enjoy being in-land at all again. We would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! Hope you will be able to come and stay again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City or Ft Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
Lots of them - from 100 yards to several miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
All over Destin & South Walton
Nearest Restaurant
100 yards (tops)
Car: recommended

Our townhouse is located directly on the Gulf in the Miramar Beach area, Old Scenic Highway 98 has so many restaurants and bars that you'll probably not have time to hit them all! Kenny D's is a great little cajun restaurant just across the street and Pompano Joe's & Crab Trap are just a walk on the beach away! We are close to The Commons upscale shopping area, which includes a movie and even closer to the Silver Sands Shopping Mall - one of the best OUTLET malls in the country! So much to do, but you may have trouble leaving your "back yard" of white sand and surf!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Saturday check-in (4 PM) and check-out (10 AM) are mandatory in peak season and preferred at all times. Refund of Deposit for cancellation with cause will be made 60 days prior to check-in. Travelers insurance can be purchased separately if the traveler wishes additional protection. Damage/Security Deposit will always be returned, providing no damage or unusual cleaning needed. Beach chairs/umbrellas/toys/etc stored in shed on beach level deck.

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.