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Great Rates and Dates Open: October 22 - November 5! "Fall" for the Beach!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Crystal Beach - Crystal Villas

2 Bedrooms and Loft (Sleeps 8) And 2 Bathrooms On The Crystal Beach

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 1 queen bed and a twin daybed with trundle, and 2 full bathrooms. Our maximum occupancy is 8.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Suzanne Hardison
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Suzanne Hardison

We are Barry and Suzanne Hardison and we are thrilled to have a oceanfront vacation condo in Destin! For the past 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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Great Rates and Dates Open: October 22 - November 5! "Fall" for the Beach!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Great Condo with Amazing View/Close to Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to do a last minute trip for fall break. I contacted Suzanne on Friday and she was very quick to respond. The entire process was very quick and easy and we arrived on Saturday with no problems. Our 2 kids (9 & 7) LOVED the upstairs even though we had to sleep upstairs with them as my younger child was scared of being so far away. The balcony & view of the beach was amazing! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and we felt right at home. I was a little nervous about the pool situation b/c normally our kids spend lots of time at the pool but it was no big deal at all. We stayed at the beach ALL day long each day with I think 2 short visits to the indoor pool. It was rather cold.

Overall we had an amazing trip and our family would definitely stay at this condo again. It's so nice to be right on the beach and the beach chairs were an added plus!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seems your impromptu beach trip was a success! Once again, the amazing view of the Gulf from the condo steals the show! We are so lucky that Crystal Villas is literally steps from the beach. And having 2 beach chairs and an umbrella waiting for you is a bonus. We are glad your (whole!) family found the upstairs to be comfortable too. Please think of our home again when you plan a return trip.
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Sweet Weekend Beach Spot

  • 5 of 5

After years of staying at SunDestin, we weren't able to find a 3 bedroom for our stay, so decided to try something different. Lucky us to get introduced to Crystal Dunes! Great little complex with the beach so close, it wasn't a big ordeal to go down (as it is at SunDestin). We loved having the beach umbrella and chairs included in rental, and we also enjoyed the beach toys stored in the condo. Everything was clean and comfortable, and when we cooked, the kitchen had everything we needed. I do want to mention that the upstairs configuration is a little odd: you walk up the stairs into the loft area, which is lovely and spacious. Through the bedroom you find a bathroom on the right, and then another small space that does have beds, but the slanted roof makes it kind of cramped. Looks like maybe it is converted attic space? Much more comfortable, I think, for kids, than for the adults we had in the room. Another thing I want to be sure and mention is how great Suzanne is as a host. When I came to her with the problem of where to park our third vehicle (only 2 parking spaces are included in rental), she went above and beyond to help me find a safe (free) place to park the car. What a relief! Everyone in our party agreed that we'd rather return to Crystal Dunes than to SunDestin. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your family has found a "new favorite spot" to stay in Destin and that it happens to be in our condo complex! Your observation about the 2 bedrooms upstairs is a fair one. We have tried to explain and photograph the layout as accurately as possible in our listing, and dream of finding a good reconfiguration/renovation plan for the space someday. In the meantime, our teenage son loves the back bedroom for its privacy and flat screen television and our teenage daughter who often brings a friend along "calls dibs" on the spacious loft bedroom! The beach is amazingly close! There is no long walk dragging a cooler or beach toys. And if you forget something, it is a quick trip up to the condo.. Please do think of us again when planning your next beach vacation.
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful with nice furnishings and comfortable beds and furniture. The view was spectacular! We loved the floor to ceiling wall of windows! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home's double set of sliding glass doors does appear to be a wall of windows and perfectly showcase the Gulf! Whether you looking for dolphins, people watching, or enjoying the sunset, the view is wonderful from the condo's main living room or the balcony. We are pleased to hear our home was comfortably furnished and met your family's needs well. Thank you for choosing our condo and please think of us again when you return to Destin for your next beach vacation.
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Great condo on the beach

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very clean when we got there. It was a great layout for 2 families. It was also a great location on the beach. We enjoyed spending time on the beach and at the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our top priority is a clean comfortable "home away from home." Its flexible layout is ideal for multigenerational families, a family with teenager wishing to bring friends along, and of course two families traveling together. Also since it is a smaller condo complex, the pool and beach are just steps from the condo's front door. Thank you for choosing our home.
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Impressive view, great price!

  • 5 of 5

When we first walked in and saw directly out to the ocean, our jaws literally dropped and the 2 year old started shaking with excitement. The condo is absolutely beautiful. We loved sitting on he balcony and drinking coffee in the morning and wine in the evenings. Having both a pool and a private beach added so much value. This was a great bargain for what you get. My in-laws refused to believe that we paid what we did and were convinced that I had "splurged" on them - which of course got me some brownie points!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are correct! From the moment you walk in, the view of the Gulf is stunning thanks to our two sets of sliding glass doors leading to the balcony on the ocean-side of our home! Your early August dates are a little quieter due to so many schools being back in session. Therefore, our late summer rates are available. We are delighted you "scored" some points with your in-laws too!
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Great beach access and stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The condo was spacious with a beautiful view of the ocean and easy access to the beach. With small children, it was easy to navigate to and from the beach. We enjoyed breakfast on the balcony and hunting for ghost crabs at night. We constantly enjoyed the view while cooking or waiting on family members to get ready. Suzanne was very attentive and responsive to emails. It was a great location. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so fortunate to be just steps from the beach. It is easy to take children, beach toys, and boogie boards down the short flight of stairs and start wiggling your toes in the sand. Dolphins are frequently spotted from the beach or our third floor balcony. We've even seen our first sea turtle swimming recently in the crystal clear teal green water of the Gulf! We are delighted to hear your family had an enjoyable stay.
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Minutes from Destin Commons Mall


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
Fall 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday & Snowbirds Welcome!
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring, 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017 (5/17- 6/25/17
21 May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fourth of July, 2017
26 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer 2017 (7/9-8/12)
9 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Tax Rate 11.0%

During the summer season, there is a four night minimum stay. For week-long visits, we prefer Sunday to Sunday stays. Our maximum occupancy is 8 people, including children.

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 full bathrooms - one is on the main floor and the other is on the second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master on main
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor sleeping loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor bedroom - Queen + Twin Daybed with Twin Trundle
  • Master on main has a king size bed. The second floor sleeping loft also has a king size bed and the second bedroom (second floor) has 1 queen size bed and a twin daybed with a twin trundle.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary beach service is provided by the owners. In season, March 1 - October 31, two beach chairs and an umbrella are available for your use. Enjoy!

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