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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property


LOCAL OWNER. CRYSTAL VILLAS A11 is a low-rise condominium located directly on the Gulf and within walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

This walk-up, third floor unit offers spectacular sunsets, sugar-white beaches and enclosed pool (heated in the winter!!). Largest unit available at Crystal Villas!! Please note Crystal Villas does not have an elevator.

With the third floor location of A11, we have vaulted ceilings, a large updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steele appliances, 2 full baths and three bedrooms. Comfortably sleeps 8 with a king-sized bed in the master, a queen-sized bed in the loft, two twin beds in the children's room and a sofa sleeper in the living room.

Our condominium is tastefully decorated and well maintained. A true vacation paradise. You will want to return every year!!

Complimentary seasonal beach service and free wifi.

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More Details

Charlie Brannon
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Charlie Brannon

My husband and I have owned property in Destin since the late 1970's. We have been blessed to be able to travel the world and yet have never found any beaches to compare with the beauty of the beaches in Destin, Florida. We take pride in offering our guest properties that we personally would enjoy renting - nicely furnished, well maintained in great locations.

Charlie Brannon purchased this condo in 1984

Why Charlie Brannon chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Destin is the premier location for families to enjoy the beautiful white sand and emerald green waters of Florida beaches and to be close to award winning restaurants and excellent shopping.

What makes this condo unique

Gorgeous views, comfortable and well appointed condominium and in a perfect location. We have many return guests each year and we appreciate them booking with us.


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2. Master bath can be entered from bedroom or from hall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds. Room Sleeps 2.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa sleeper in living room.
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom is on first floor., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is in loft., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in small upstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa in Living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary umbrella and two chairs. Seasonal. New bathroom vanities, fixtures and lights.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful condo right on beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautifully decorated and well stocked. The bed in master was so very comfortable you sink right into it. The private upstairs loft has a bedroom and another room with two twin beds. Very enjoyable stay at Destin with the beach right there. Good access to restaurants, grocery, shopping and everything you need. I would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. You pointed out things that guests always want to know - comfortable beds, spacious, excellent views and of course directly on the gulf. Our location is on the less congested end of the Crystal Beach area but as you pointed out so convenient to everything. We look forward to your return.
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Cute condo on beautiful Crystal Beach!

  • 4 of 5

Very well appointed condo. Great view! Kitchen was updated and whole unit was very well taken care of! Only complaint was hauling luggage up three floors, but nothing the owner could control. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of our Crystal Villas condo. Being on the third floor allows for the best view and largest floor plan - a trade off for those stairs! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Charlie
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Terrific beachfront condo

  • 4 of 5

We just spent a wonderful two months in this condo and are already looking forward to next year. The condo is very spacious, well stocked and comfortable. The newly renovated kitchen is gorgeous and spotlessly clean. The king size bed in the master is extremely comfortable. The view could not be better and we thoroughly enjoyed the new balcony set. We loved watching dolphins and spectacular sunsets. The beach, if course, is amazing! Charlie is a caring owner and wonderful to work with.

The selection of restaurants is endless and shopping is very convenient. We would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy and Ray, Thank you for the great review. You were my first guests after updating the kitchen as well as the master bedroom suite. Delighted to hear you enjoyed both. I agree the view is spectacular and the condo could not be more convenient to shopping and great restaurants. I look forward to your return. Charlie
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A great open space!

  • 5 of 5

We returned just last night, and we had a great week! We lucked up on perfect weather! Your kitchen was the most well stocked of anywhere we have stayed before! And the beds were very cozy! The kids occupied the top floor and enjoyed having their own space! The lofted living area made the space seem much more open! And what a bonus having the umbrella and chairs included... Jason was great! And just minutes away from so many popular restaurants! (A very short walk to Camille's... Now one of my faves!) All communication has been very thorough and extremely timely! We look forward to renting in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The master bedroom has a Serta mattress that is a dream! The beach service was so convenient and much appreciated. The owners maintain this condo very well and returned our deposit quickly. We hope to return next year! 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our Crystal Villas condo. We are delighted to hear you loved the mattress. All mattresses are new as of March so good to know they are comfortable! Our families love the beach service and we are pleased to offer it as an amenity to our personal guests. We do hope you will return to our condo in the very near future. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Charlie
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Clean, cozy, and convenient condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this condo during the month of February. You will find that this condo is clean, cozy, and convenient.

The owner, Charlie, makes sure the condo is clean and well supplied with all your living needs. Charlie was very helpful and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. If we had anything that needed attention, Charlie made sure they were taken care of right away.

The condo does not have the feel of a typical rental unit or cheap motel room. From the sofa and swivel chairs to the bed sheets and pillowcases, everything has a new, comfortable, cozy feel to it. The two loft bedrooms were perfect for the weeks when our family with kids stayed with us. The two grandboys loved having their own hideaway bedroom and one year we used the large loft closet as a 4th bedroom for our young granddaughter. We really like the size of the front loft bedroom with new carpeting, so we slept up there our 2nd year here. We prefer sleeping on the Gulf with the sliding door slightly cracked open so we can hear the sound of the waves.

It was very convenient to the beach, the heated pool, the parking lot, and centrally located in the heart of Destin. Being the condo is located on Scenic Hwy 98, you do not have the business of the crazy, main thoroughfare Hwy 98, yet it’s only a few blocks to get onto. Having Scenic Hwy 98 out your back door made for great walking or biking sidewalks for miles without traffic concerns. Our favorite place to walk was to Happy Hour at ‘790 on the Gulf’.

This is one of the nicest condos we have rented and would definitely rent from Charlie again. Thanks so much for making our winter get-away so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Donna, As a rental owner of property in Destin for many years it is so refreshing to receive such nice comments. More importantly it is always great to hear when our guests had a great stay and would quickly return to our condominium if circumstances allow. We are original owners at Crystal Villas and one of the main attractions to the property is the great location and the fantastic Gulf view. We strive to keep the property updated and desirable for all our guests. We have had so many great families like yours rent from us over the years. Destin, the beautiful Gulf, white sandy beaches and our condo is the prefect place to vacation and reconnect with family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for staying with us two years in a row. We sincerely look forward to your return. Charlie
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Car: recommended

Destin is known as The Luckiest Fishing Village In The World. Numerous golf courses as well as many exceptional restaurants and home to Silver Sands Premuim Outlets.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Quotable rates include refundable damage deposit.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are at FALL rates

Check in is 4PM or later. Check out is 10AM or earlier.



Thanksgiving and Christmas are rented using FALL rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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