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33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Crystal Beach - Dune Dynasty

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, sleeper sofa, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come and enjoy our updated condo in private/gated condominium! Gulf front, west end unit condominium w/sunset views perfect for a painting! Cool sea breezes and tranquil surroundings await you at 205 Emerald Dunes, settled in the heart of Crystal Beach which is well known for beautiful, wide beaches and no high rise condominiums. Not only does this mean less people on the beach but also adds to the relaxing atmosphere of the Crystal Beach community. Simply lounge on your gulf front balcony with a good book, relax on the beach, or rent a bike just across the street and tour the quaint, cottage style community. A bike path is also just across the street which goes the entire length of Scenic Hwy 98. Additionally several restaurants are within walking distance and just two blocks away are four major shopping areas complete with Publix Grocery, various shops and restaurants as well as a large movie theatre.

This 2nd floor end unit condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hallway bunk area and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Brand new ceramic tile throughout the entire condo and a fully remodeled kitchen that boasts granite counter tops, painted cabinetry & stainless steel appliances. Other brand new items addressed were the AC, water heater, front load washer & dryer and fresh paint throughout. But our favorite update was our ability to double the living area space. Incredible gulf views can be enjoyed by all from the living area featuring a full kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. The covered gulf front balcony is a great place to start the day relishing your morning coffee and end the day enjoying the evening sunsets. Evening meals can be poolside with two stainless steel gas grills adjacent to the pool and are maintained by the Association staff. As an added bonus, the elevator is optional due to this end unit condo positioned in front of west stairwell. Just one flight of stairs and it opens up directly across from our front door. Perfect for those who are anti-elevators/impatient as myself:)

Also, I speak to all guests prior to accepting reservations to ensure we have all questions answered and to go over all details for the reservation. We want to welcome guests who will be responsible, accountable and considerate of our vacation home. So please feel free to call me at anytime with any questions prior to requesting a reservation. Thank you again and we look forward to you and your family allowing us to accommodating you stay here in beautiful Destin, FL!

P.S.: For larger groups or family reunions we also own the opposite East end unit, Emerald Dunes #201, VRBO #596028. It has the exact same layout (2br & 2bth, sleeps 8) and was just purchased & updated. Our newest venture, is a beautiful Gulf front penthouse (3) buildings away in Dunes of Crystal Beach. It's VRBO #800661 and is a 5br 4bth "Legend " of a property. Also, if a beach house works for you, we have VRBO #2054 located just a block away. It's a 3BR + tower bedroom w/(2) twin beds, 3 1/2 Bath FL beach cottage in Clipper Cove, again just one block away from these condos.

Keywords: Beachfront condominium, Gulf Front condo;Crystal Beach; Destin Lodging

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Randy Rintala
Member since: 1999
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016
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Why Randy Rintala chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We love the Crystal Beach area due to the wide and un-crowded beaches and close proximity to a wide variety of shops and restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

This unit is gulf front on a private beach. Also, located at the West end of Scenic Hwy 98 & close to Henderson Beach State Park which is just a 4 minute walk. This area of beach encompasses Destin's largest, most private, quiet, peaceful beach and very much like Destin was when we were just kids.


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

wonderful condo stay at Emerald Dunes.

  • 4 of 5

Our condo was a dream. Dealing with Randy was a treat. He had all our paper work to us in plenty of time, all the codes to use the facilities were all there. The condo was very pleasant, plenty of room, comfortable beds. The appliances all worked, the view was great. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We stayed 5 nights and will certainly view this property for next year.

Loved having the beach chairs and umbrellas for free each day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great setting for a romantic or family getaway. This is highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was extremely well kept, very clean and well appointed everything you need to make it a home away from home. Terrific location close to grocery and all types of shopping thst your heart desires - on a rainy day😉򒐠Best of all was being beachfront with easy access to the beautiful sand and surf. Randy provided his personal attention to support our stay. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our vacation here in August 2016. The condo was very clean and the furnishings seemed brand new. Being on the second floor was very convenient and the view from the corner balcony was beautiful. I would definitely recommend to friends and family, and we will be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo, perfect location, stunning beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two daughters (ages 16 and 21) for a family vacation in July 2016. For the past 7 years we had always stayed in Okaloosa Island/Ft. Walton. We decided we wanted a change in location this year so did some research and found this gem. I love that this small pocket of Destin feels more private and not very crowded or commercial, no high-rises and the beach and water could not be any more beautiful. We jogged every morning on the foot/bike path that parallels the scenic Hwy 98, stopped for a smoothie and breakfast at the cute little café across the street from condo, then spent the entire rest of the day on the beautiful beach. I love that the rental includes the umbrella and chair set up, there are also paddle boards available to rent at a very reasonable hourly rate. The condo is clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. I appreciated the extra touches such as the beach towels, Keurig machine and full size Samsung He front load washer and dryer.

A couple of restaurants in walking distance and many restaurants within a short drive off the main strip. We love to spend a couple of our evenings at the Destin Harborwalk for dinner and shopping, then stopping for a couple of drinks while listening to the live band at Margaritaville. The Destin area is definitely not lacking in things to do - you just have to deal with a little bit of traffic when venturing down the main strip of Emerald Coast Parkway.

Randy was wonderful, attentive and a pleasure to work with - we don't think we would ever want to stay anywhere else in Destin! It was everything a perfect beach vacation should be and more!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Sweet!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed our Spring Break at Emerald Dunes. This unit exceeded our expectations and was everything we wanted and more! The pictures simply do not show how clean and large the unit is. Our 2 kids enjoyed the bunk beds each night and the view is breathtaking. There are 3 different kinds of coffee makers to choose from and that is a plus. Randy was easy and nice to coordinate with. When we visit again we will stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very positive

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed the property. Randy did a great job of setting everything up and was very attentive. A couple of suggestions would be more HD channels on the TV and better/more consistent wifi capacity. The property was very clean and well-maintained....loved the Crystal Beach area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and as luck would have it, the building just upgraded the cable & internet provider this past week. Hopefully you can make it down again to enjoy these enhanced features. We appreciate your compliments!
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A 4+ mile bike trail runs the length of Scenic 98 and bike rentals are right across the street. The expanded Destin Commons is 1 mile away which is loaded with shopping opportunities, restaurants, movie theater 7 bowling alley. Big Kahuna Water Park is approx. 3 miles west of the property. The famous Silver Shells Outlet Mall is approx. 4 miles east of the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Crystal Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early winter
27 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Years
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Cleaning £144 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Crystal Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , new tile flooring
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , new tile flooring
    Bunk Area - 2 Bunk Bed , Hallway bunks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free beach setups including one umbrella and two beach chairs for your daily use are included in the rental rate. Additional setups can be rented on the beach. This condo is also located right on the Scenic 98 corridor with a bike path that is to the side of the road, safe for children and travels the length of Scenic 98. Bike rentals are right across the street from the condo.

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