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Beach Front, Sunny Days Ahead! Great Dates in August, Sept., & October Available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

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.

Suzanne Hardison
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Suzanne Hardison

We are Barry and Suzanne Hardison and we are thrilled to have a oceanfront vacation condo in Destin! For 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.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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. (*The bedroom with the queen and twin daybed/trundle will have 2 twin daybed / trundles by June, 2017. )
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 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! **Please NOTE: The pool and pool deck will be closed for renovation November 1 - December 31, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Beach Front, Sunny Days Ahead! Great Dates in August, Sept., & October Available
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Great view, great location. Right on the beach and yet close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. Nice indoor pool if the weather is not optimal, something we didn't experience. Third floor provided a great view and some needed exercise. Would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crystal Villas

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice place to say. Plenty of room, right on the beach, and close to town.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear your family enjoyed your spring break vacation at our home! Thank you for pointing out that we are right on the beach too. That is the most frequently asked question we receive. We are steps from the sand!
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Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our long term stay as Canadian Snowbirds was perfect. Suzanne and Barry, your condo is very well equipped with everything we needed. We cooked in mostly, taking in the area restaurants when we were touring around during the day. The unit was very clean, and very comfortable.

the location is great, all the shopping spots within a very short distance. Our weather was unbelievable For January, February, and early March. We had many beach days and both my husband and daughter swam in the Gulf. Chad and Cameron were very helpful, great employees.

Looking forward to our return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since you really do make our condo your "home away from home" for several months, your perspective is appreciated and helpful to other travelers. We are delighted you found our home accommodating and comfortable. The location "can't be beat," in our opinion and we are glad you agree. Of course it didn't hurt that they weather was pretty spectacular this winter season! Looking forward to having you return as "sun catchers" next year!
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Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was clean as a whistle, well appointed, and the host was very communicative both before and during our stay. Everything you need for a great beach trip is right here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is for every guest to have a "great beach trip." Thank you for letting us know our home "fit the bill." During your November travel dates, there were plenty of other rentals available. We appreciated you choosing our condo.
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As advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property was as advertised. The unit was clean, well maintained, very accessible, and close to shopping, restaurants, and other services. The beach was private, clean, and quiet. The view was unobstructed in three directions and perfect for sunrise photos. The cleaning deposit was returned to my account within a few days of our stay. We would recommend this unit to others and plan to rent again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reassuring future guests that our home is an excellent choice. You pointed out some things that are important to us as homeowners - great views, easy & quick access to the beach, attractive and comfortable accommodations. We do our best to ensure a great vacation awaits all.
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Loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at Crystal Villas. The condo was clean and tastefully decorated. The view was fantastic. The beach was fantastic. Would stay here again if available. Liked being on what seemed to be the more quiet end of Destin. Great place for the family!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic is a pretty great rating! We also think our home in Crystal Villas is on the "quieter" end of Scenic Hwy 98. Yet, it is so convenient to shoppying and restaurants. Being situated near the long, quiet stretch of beach that is part of Henderson Beach State Park is a perk too. We are delighted your family enjoyed their stay.
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Minutes from Destin Commons Mall


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017 (5/17- 6/25/17
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fourth of July, 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
More Summer 2017 (7/9-9/9/17)
9 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017 (9/10-11/3)
10 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holiday & Snowbirds 11/4-2/28
4 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring, 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
21 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fourth of July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
More Summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holidays & Snowbirds 2018
4 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

During the summer season, there is a four night or more minimum stay. For week-long visits, we require Sunday to Sunday stays. Our maximum occupancy is 8 people, including children. We do NOT rent to anyone under the age of 25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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