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Beautiful End Unit On The Beach. Just a few steps to the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / Sleeps 6 / Includes Beach Service

This Crystal Dunes end unit is in a TERRIFIC LOCATION, only steps away from the beach and offers panoramic views. The spacious open living area is an added bonus. Recent renovation includes new stainless appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths to give platinum-rated upgrades to this already beautiful unit.

Because this Crystal Dunes unit is a first floor corner unit, it has the ambiance of a beach home rather than a condo. It is light-filled, having many more windows than the average unit. More windows means better view of the beach! It is the perfect condo for families with children or ideal for couples. Park next to the unit and unload luggage and groceries within steps of the door! No Elevator needed!

Professionally decorated with Caribbean artwork and oil paintings, this Crystal Dunes unit features high ceilings and crown moldings. Watch the sunrise from the bay window in the sitting area or a spectacular sunset from the living area. Only the Crystal Dunes end units boast two living areas.

This unit has two (2) master bedrooms with a king bed in each! One sofa converts to a queen size bed and built-in bunk beds in the hallway are ideal for children. Kitchen is large and features four bar-stools near the large dining table for six. The spacious living/dining area can seat a group comfortably for conversation in two open living areas. this unit is both exquisite an extraordinary!

Destin's most beautiful beach, Crystal Beach , is just a few steps from the back door. Beach attendants will set up an umbrella and 2 chairs for you early each morning (during the season) at no extra charge. we cannot say enough good things about Crystal Dunes at Crystal Beach and hope that it will become your family's special vacation spot for years to come.

More Details

Jim & Gail Doré
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2017

About Jim & Gail Doré

We purchased our unit from a couple who took wonderful care of the place as if it was their primary home. Gail & I love the beach. After growing up in New Orleans and coming to Destin numerous times, we decided to purchase a place close to the waters edge so we could smell the salt air and enjoy the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is our place to catch our breath and rejuvenate (look it up).

Jim & Gail Doré purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jim & Gail Doré chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

This property in ideally situated because it is only steps away from the beach and is located in a family atmosphere. While away from the primary and busy area of Destin proper, the noise, traffic and activities are only moments away.

What makes this condo unique

Crystal Dunes is a 6 story condominium. Located within minutes of fine food, entertainment, shopping, and sports activities. The best thing? It's not in the middle of huge high rises looking down upon us!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two Bath unit - has beautiful shower and make up area in the Master Bath. The Second bath accommodates the 2nd bedroom and bunk sleepers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Beautiful End Unit On The Beach. Just a few steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Excellent all the way around!

  • 5 of 5

This condo speaks volumes on convenience, cleanliness and comfortableness. This condo is on the 1st floor which is a huge plus on getting the groceries, luggage and small children into. You can park you vehicle literally a few steps from the back entry door. If going to the beach you are steps away from the staircase and feet washing area. Not to mention great views. Cleanliness is a number one on the list for me! This unit is kept up quite well. This unit is quite spacious and gives everyone a little wiggle room. I have been to condos where you almost run into people walking in the kitchen. Also the linens and beds are very comfortable. The owners are very nice and quick to respond. Our experience all around was five stars!! We would come back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind response. Jim & I work very hard to keep the unit in top condition and with updated furnishings. The location is what had up purchase this unit. The convenience to the beach and to our vehicle was the best selling point. Thank you again.
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Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful vacation staying in this condo. This condo is amazing !!! Very beautifully decorated and you have everything you need there. The living room is very pretty with all the windows. The furniture is very nice and I love all the shabby chic furniture. The kitchen is completely equipped with everything and love the granite counter tops and the stainless steel appliances !! Also, there is no carpet which is definitely a plus !! Love that it is on the 1st floor, just steps from the beach.

I would definitely stay in this condo again in the future !!! You want be disappointed !!

Thank you for opening up your beautiful condo for us to stay in it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new CD Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family have been coming to Destin for 15+yrs & staying at CD for several of those years in multiple units (6-50 people at times). This year, I wanted something 'a little nicer' for my family of 3 - and WOW....the Dorés delivered! Outstanding space, well kept decor & furnishings, clean, updated appliances (W/D, DW, stove, microwave, coffee pot, frig). Tile floor throughout - no icky carpet look/smell - easy to clean. Beds were comfortable, linens spotless (plenty of them). Kitchen stocked well for anything that you'd want to cook....and we cook a lot! Tchotchke is very tasteful, "not over the top beachy" - it's simply a beautiful unit. Great location in the complex for us - sits just high enough to get that great ocean view without having to be on an upper floor. We WILL be back again next year....and the year after that and the year after that.....and 😉

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo & Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We spend a week in Destin every summer. Our usual place to stay was completely booked up. We are a family of 3, so this condo provided more than enough room for us. The owners are very friendly and extremely helpful. They go above and beyond for their guests. The condo is very beautifully decorated and comfortable. This is the first beach condo bed I have ever slept in and did not have an achy back the next morning! It is also very well stocked with kitchen items/utensils for cooking, as well as plenty of books to read and even some fun family games in the TV armoire cabinet. We very much enjoyed our stay here and are looking forward to booking again in the future. Thank you to Jim & Gail for sharing their little slice of paradise with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five and can be high maintenance trying to find the right fit for our traveling needs. This condo is BEYOND the BEST condo we have stayed in! We knew we wanted to come to Crystal Beach because it is perfect for the low crowd and near everything we need as far as shopping and restaurants. It has two very spacious and comfortable suites and bunks in the hallway! It was very clean (I always check this upon arrival in any condo) and the linens were very soft and comfortable! We loved that we could park by the back patio and unload everything so easily once someone would go though the front and unlock the back. It is on a corner and is LITERALLY 5 steps to the shower/ walking path to the beach! Hammerheads at Bay Towne Warf is one of our favorites to eat. We love BTW for the kids because of all the fun activities after a long day in the sun! They have live music and the kids can eat ice cream and run around in the grassy area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Yet

  • 5 of 5

By far the best place we have stayed in Destin! Perfect place for a family vacation. The whole place was very clean and both rooms had very comfortable beds which you don't get often! We have stayed at several condos in the Destin area and this one has by far been our favorite. Right on the beach and walking distance to several resturants and stores.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Crystal Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 20 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Nov 2017 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £120
Tax Rate 11.0%

A confirmation rental agreement and terms will be sent at time of booking. It will include the dates and agreed rates along with payment / mailing information to reserve the unit

Payment is made by 60 days prior to arrival by check or money order made to: Jim Doré, 222 English Gardens Pkwy., Lafayette, LA 70503 - $150 cleaning fee is assessed to cover the cost of the housekeeper.

$500 deposit is due at time of booking and is refunded after the unit is cleaned and clear of any damages.

Rental amount is due 60 day prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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790 On The Gulf
"Great Sunset view and great happy hour."
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Louis Louis
Panera Bread
Destin Commons
Dewey Destin Seafood
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
790 On The Gulf
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kelly Plantation
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
790 On The Gulf
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Crystal Dunes is located minutes away from just about everything imaginable. Restaurants, Shopping, Outlet Mall, Cinema, Fine Dining, Beach Dining, Sports Activities, Kids Activities. Less than one mile from Destin Commons, one mile from Kelly Plantation golf course, a short drive to Bay Town Warf and Destin Harbor


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