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Beach Front with Fabulous Gulf View! Book Your Spring and Summer Beach Trip Now

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


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:
24 February, 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 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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Beach Front with Fabulous Gulf View! Book Your Spring and Summer Beach Trip Now
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

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 homewoners - great views, easy & quick access to the beach, attractive and comfortable accomodations. 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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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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Birmingham, Alabama

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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Minutes from Destin Commons Mall


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fourth of July, 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer 2017 (7/9-8/12)
9 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £120 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

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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