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Email us for best rates! Gulf Front Townhome, Sleeps 2-10 - -GreenReef #5

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Crystal Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

WELCOME to Paradise - right on the Gulf! Green Reef #5 has more deck space than any other - 1700+ sq ft ! Three floors completely refurbished and refurnished with adobe and ceramic tile throughout. The Caribbean flair and decor soothes you immediately into Island Time. Over 2500 sq ft of inside living & over 1700 sq ft of patios & decking gives 2 or 10 guests room to breathe and enjoy beachfront living. This West End corner townhome allows more windows and more decks for ocean views, and more outside space for entertaining. This section of Beautiful Crystal Beach is as private as it gets in Destin - or for that matter, in the USA! Enjoy Coffee with the Dolphins in the morning and make personal toasts to the Sunset each evening from your choice of 3 decks - or even better, from your beach chair.

WIFI is included if you have the need to connect to the real world.

The vaulted Master Suite on the top floor Gulf side has a King size bed, a custom built-in wall unit covering one wall, beautiful bath and private balcony with a bar height table and barstools for unobstructed views.

A 2nd Master Suite on top floor has a Queen size bed and also includes a private bath.

The 3rd bedroom on the top floor has a set of bunk beds - two twins.

The Street level with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining space, custom built-in wall units and huge living area has an additional balcony with bar height table & barstools, adding even more space to your living area.

The Lower Beach level with full bath, kitchen, breakfast bar, living, dining area and bedroom has a Queen bed in the bedroom and a Queen size sofa bed in the living area.

The deck on this beach level is enormous - 30 feet wide due to being on the end unit - and 30 feet deep with bar height table and barstools, outside dining table and chairs, four padded chaise lounge chairs and additional seating. Look out over the beautiful white sandy beach - it is EXPANSIVE and deep and whiter than ever!! The deck has outside lighting when you want more than the stars. A storage shed at the back of the deck is already stocked with beach chairs and umbrellas for you plus rafts and toys for the kids.

All bedrooms and both living areas have TVs and DVD players.

Keywords: Townhome

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About NancyDee

We bought this wonderful Beach Home and moved to Destin from Texas - it was our full time home for over 16 years. A few years ago, we moved out of Destin to live on a lake and be nearer our kids/grandkids. However, we've kept GreenReef 5 so our family can always go back and enjoy it and we will be taking fewer reservations going forward because our family has grown so! All three floors have been totally and professionally refurbished and we are so happy to share its beauty with discerning Beach Lovers who will care for it as we do. Living Room and SunRoom furniture was replaced early in 2015.

NancyDee purchased this townhome in 1991

Why NancyDee chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We chose to buy a home on the beach in Destin mainly for the white sand and crystal clear water. But the fishing, shopping, golf, restaurants, watersports and proximity to parks, rivers and wildlife all helped us choose this unique location.

What makes this townhome unique

The best thing is walking out on the deck of any of the three levels for coffee, drinks or just to sit and enjoy the Gulf any time of day or night. Of course, the fact that you can grab a beach chair & umbrella from the lower level shed and go directly onto the sandy beach is extra special too!


based on 9 traveler reviews

Email us for best rates! Gulf Front Townhome, Sleeps 2-10 - -GreenReef #5
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

You have a beautiful and spacious place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you came and enjoyed GreenReef!! Look forward to having you again!
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Green Reef 5 is the Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best beachside rental units we've ever stayed in. We found Green Reef 5 to be very clean, accurately represented in the VRBO listing and comfortable in every way. There are 3 decks looking out over the beach and gulf, providing plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy their vacation. The lower deck is absolutely huge, partially covered & shaded, with plenty of comfortable chairs and tables. The furniture is comfortable and there are plenty of chairs and couches for all 10 adults to sit comfortably inside. We were able to host a shrimp boil for many family members who were staying nearby, and there was more than enough room for everyone on the lower level deck. The master bed is one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in. The main kitchen is well equipped with utensils. The owner and her family were very friendly and helpful, making every effort to ensure that our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We highly recommend Green Reef 5 as a very fine vacation unit right on the beautiful beach in Destin, FL.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your detailed and kind review!! I hope you and your family will come to stay with us again and again. Each year we have more "repeat" guests and I LOVE that!!
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Beach Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place to stay. We had a very intimate and small beach wedding. The back deck on the bottom floor is mostly covered so we were also able to hold the wedding reception there. There are plenty of tables and chairs and places to relax. I think it says a lot when the location also mirrors as the wedding back up in case of rain and is the reception location. Everything we could possibly need or ask for was there from two kitchens, a separate living space on the bottom floor - cozy, intimate, roomy, and well-appointed. The beach is steps off the back deck, and there are three decks to view the entire destin coastline. gorgeous!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad our home got to be included in this special event. Thanks for taking such good care of our place, and I hope you have occasion to come again!
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Sweet Spot on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful vacation home sits right at that sweet spot between elegant Gulf villa and completely relaxed beach house. The town home's decor is tasteful and topical. Its furnishings and facilities are first class. It was immaculately clean. it is located just a short drive to supermarkets and all sorts of retailers. A quick drive to get provisions and we were right back, enjoying the unspeakable beauty of a pristine white sand beach and the spectacular Gulf.

There is more beautiful beach than the ordinary person could ever walk. The three decks are perfect perches to experience Picasso sunrises and sunsets...bookends to Van Gogh "Starry Nights" over the Gulf. Even the occasional stormy day provided a unique experience of nature's power and beauty on the Gulf. Normally on vacation, we look forward to local day trips to see the sights. On this trip, we loved nothing more than staying put and savoring the beauty of every moment on the Gulf. We found ourselves quickly settling into the Gulf's wonderfully relaxing rhythm. When family members spent time with us, they fell in love with this beautiful spot instantly, just as we had.

Communicating with the owner was one of the highlights of our vacation. From our first e-mail contact, Nancy clearly wanted us to enjoy everything about our stay. Her information on the town home, local restaurants, points of interest, etc. was thorough and helpful. Whenever we asked for additional assistance, Nancy was quick to provide information that had us feeling like "locals". (She couldn't do anything about our Boston accents, but that would be expecting a bit too much...). Nancy is the personification of Southern hospitality and gentility.

Many thanks to Nancy for sharing her beautiful home with us. All the best!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to get to know you and your family! Thanks for loving our beach home as much as we do! We enjoyed you sharing pictures and notes as you went through your month on the Gulf. Look forward to having you again and again!!
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I found my happy place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Green Reef #5 for a week in mid October. The spacious condo with more deck space than most people have living space, made it even more comfortable for my family. A beautiful, well maintained condo on the beach, sunny and 80+ temps, 78 degree water temps, great (casual and fine dining) restaurants within walking distance, what more could you want? I would highly recommend renting this condo.

PS. The owners are also very sweet and wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tammy! We appreciate you taking such good care of our home on the beach and hope you and your family will come back again!
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Wonderful family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My extended family has been enjoying Greenreef#5 for many years around Christmas & this is our first trip back in a while. Our favorite part is being right on the beach and having a deck at every level to enjoy the views. The place is large enough for everyone to go find a corner to themselves when they get their fill of family time. Love the big open floor plan on the main floor. Recently redecorated & new furnishings since we were last there. Also pretty new deck furniture. We love that beach chairs, toys & umbrellas are already there & it is one less thing(s) to pack. The downstairs apartment is perfect for my bachelor brother who enjoys his privacy & likes to sleep in. Perfect for teens to have a cool hangout place and feel grown up. The location has 3-4 walking distance restaurants if you didn't want to drive. Shopping is also nearby & convenient. We spend our time just hanging out by the water, catching up with each other, eating like piggies, playing games at night or watching movies. The only thing I would add would be a large skillet. We were using 2-3 smaller ones to cook 4 pounds of bacon (yes, I said we ate like piggies!!). Other than that, everything that you need is there. The place is clean, comfortable and feels like home. The beds are so comfy!! hated to leave but will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kelly - you make me smile! I'll add a big ole skillet next week - thanks for the tip. Look forward to having you again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ft Walton Beach or Panama City
Nearest Barpub
30 yards
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Numerous famous courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 98/Emerald Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
30 yards
Nearest Beach
Crystal/Miramar Beach - back deck leads to beach
Car: recommended

The beach is the best in Destin and is minutes from The Commons Shopping Mall, Silver Sands Outlet Malls & Sandestin's Village Baytowne Wharf. Also only a short drive to World-Class Golf Courses & fabulous casual or fine dining restaurants. You can even walk on the Beach to Crab Trap, Cap'n Daves (right next door), Pompano Joes or Whale's Tail - all famous beachfront restaurants. Drive West through town to Destin's famous Harbor & Fishing Fleet - or drive East to 30A, Grayton Beach, SeaSide, Water Color, Alys Beach and other quaint Beach Communities. Better yet, just take a few steps South with your umbrella & chair and laze the day away on the white sand of your private beach. There are gulf and bay state parks, preserves and forests with hiking trails to visit, and be sure to see the rare dune lakes in South Walton. This is our family's second home and we will limit reservations for that reason.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter, 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 12 2017 - May 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer, 2017
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall, 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years weeks are subject to increases in price. Saturday check-in (4 PM) and check-out (10 AM) are mandatory in peak season and preferred at all times. Refund of Deposit for cancellation with cause will be made 60 days prior to check-in. Travelers insurance can be purchased separately if the traveler wishes additional protection.

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Crystal Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - On street level
  • Master Bath has dual sinks and a shower. Guest Bath has a dual shower/tub. Beach Apartment Bath has dual shower/tub. Half Bath on street level with kitchen/living area. Full baths are in or near all bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bath attached
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full Bath Attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Attached Kitchen/Bath/Living area of lower apartment
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Upper/Lower, sleeps 2
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , Sofa sleeper couch is in the living area of beach level apt.
  • There is a King size bed in Upper Level Master Bdrm, a Queen size bed in Upper Level Guest Bdrm, Bunk Beds for 2 in the Upper Level 3rd Bdrm. The lower (Beach Level) apartment has a Queen size bed in the bedroom and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the lower living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Best location in Destin on 'Old 98'. Parking off street leads right into front door. 500 feet of beachfront for only 20 townhomes, Street level includes Entryway, Half Bath, LaundryRoom, Kitchen, Dining/Living Area and Sunroom leading to Private Deck. Upper Level includes King Master Bdrm with Private Deck and Bath, Queen Guest Bdrm with Private Bath and Twin Bunk Bdrm. Separate 1 bdrm Apartment with separate entrance on the lower Beach level sleeps 4 with full kitchen/bath/living area, HUGE 30'x30' beach level deck has a beach shower, outside lighting and steps to private beach with beach chairs/umbrellas/toys provided in beach deck storage shed, comfy chaise lounge chairs plus three dining tables and lots of seating, Gas Grill provided.

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