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Updated, Amazing GULF-FRONT Luxury- Huge Balcony- Tax/Beach setup/Hskp Included

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (2 King Beds & 4 twins), 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 w/daybed/trundle

Welcome to the best deal on the Gulf Coast- our rate INCLUDES 11% TAX, a $140 HOUSEKEEPING FEE, a seasonal BEACH SETUP MAR 1- OCT 31, as well as MANY other convenient items stocked in our pantry, refrigerator, and balcony closet! Duly note that The Inn at Crystal Beach charges a one time $50 booking fee plus $15/nt amenities fee plus 11% tax upon check-in, payable via Cash or Check Only (this is $172.05 for a one week stay) to THEM upon check in. The ON-SITE FRONT DESK is manned 24/7. Check in is at 4pm (every attempt is made to accommodate earlier arrivals), check out is at 10am. Despite the additional fees from VRBO/Homeaway and The Inn, our condo provides one of the best values you can find on The Emerald Coast.

Condo Unit 605 at The Inn at Crystal Beach is a 3 bdrm/2 bth, 1640 sq ft luxurious, upscale gulf front condo located on the 6th floor in the exclusive "center stack" at The Inn at Crystal Beach, one of the most desirable locations in Destin. Our condo can accommodate 8 comfortably and sleeps like a 4 bedroom unit- we have a King bed in the master bedroom, a King in the 2nd bedroom, a set of Twin beds in the 3rd bedroom, and a daybed/ trundle as another set of Twin beds in the den. The Inn at Crystal Beach is a gulf front condominium complex on Scenic Highway 98 in Destin- it is one of the closest beachfront condo complexes to the Midbay Bridge, the main access route from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) and most travelers entering Destin. The "center stack" units are situated further south and provide not only more space, but they also have larger L-shaped balconies with panoramic views. Our condo is just to the left of the middle of the complex- a close proximity to the elevators means that you are just a few steps away from the sugar-white sand beach. Since our unit situates further south, we are able to provide one of the most panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico that can be found in all of Destin. As the owner of this condo, my husband and I take great pride in our vacation home- I personally speak with all inquiries prior to each stay to ensure that our condo is a good fit for your family. My name is Diane Speedling, and I would love to answer any questions you may have. Unfortunately, VRBO/Homeaway will only provide contact info after a reservation request, so I look forward to speaking with you after your request! We have enjoyed our condo so much throughout the years, and we hope you love it as much as we do! It is meticulously maintained and upgraded throughout every year to ensure our guests have the most comfortable stay possible. If you are a discerning traveler accustomed to staying at places like The Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton, then you will feel at home in our condo.

Crystal Beach is one of the most desirable areas in all of Destin- it is one of the least crowded locations in Destin and provides ample room to quietly enjoy the Gulf, yet dining, water sports, outlet malls, golf, Publix, Walmart, Destin Commons Shopping Center, Bass Pro Shops, and AMC Movie Theaters, and Whole Foods are all just a few minutes away. The Inn is known for its exclusivity and central location as well as all of the amenities that one would expect with a large complex, however, with its smaller size at only 55 units, this allows for a less crowded beach and a more exclusive feeling. The Inn boasts amenities such as a 24 hr front desk, secured underground parking (2 spaces available), Business Center, Fitness Center (with a great Gulf View!), a gulf-front swimming pool/ hot tub, BBQ grills, as well as an on site restaurant, 790 on the Gulf, which provides service to the beach as well as catering for private events such as weddings and parties, and some of the best Happy Hour specials in town.

We are continually updating our condo with items to provide the most comfortable stay possible for our guests. We just installed (Nov 2017) a brand new 75 inch QLED 4K Samsung Smart TV with an X Box One S including a Gamepass subscription in our living room, and a 65 inch QLED Samsung Smart TV in our Master Bedroom. Our brand new soft close cabinets and Quartz countertops in our bathrooms as well as our recent kitchen renovation (March 2016) is sure to impress guests who have an appreciation for the finer things in life. Our brand new Sunbrella patio furniture (Oct 2016), with white cushions on black wicker foundations, looks stunning with the beautiful aqua blue water and white sand beach in the background. There are multiple chairs and ottomans and they can be arranged as either a large daybed or as a conversation set, and it is perfect for lounging around with your favorite cocktail while watching the dolphins swim by. In June 2015 a new Air Conditioner and a Guardian Air Purification / Oxidation System was installed, enabling our condo to be a sanctuary of pure air. This system generates sanitizing hyper-peroxides which reduce levels of viruses, bacteria, mold, and odors- particularly beneficial for people prone to allergies. We love the fresh smell each time we enter our condo, and we hope you will too!

Unit 605 is furnished with high-end appliances and comfortable contemporary and modern furniture and pillow top beds. Light and brightly decorated, it is adorned with neutral colors and evokes the feel of the islands through beach accents, yet one also has a feeling reminiscent of a high end Art-Deco hotel in Miami. It is appointed with features that rival any luxury penthouse-- high thread count linens, designer coverlets, thick designer towels, customized closets, and 2 king beds (vs queens) are just a few things that separate it from the rest. Large screen Samsung Smart TVs and Cox Whole Home DVRs are found throughout our condo- a 75 inch QLED 4K in the Living room, 65 inch QLED 4K in the Master bedroom, a 46 inch 3D HDTV in the Guest King bedroom, a 40 inch 3D HDTV in Twin bedroom, and a 32 in in the den. Our Smart TV Apps are preloaded with Amazon, HBO, Starz, and many more apps to keep you entertained in the evening. Our Blu-ray player (along with 60+ Blu Ray discs), X Box One S gaming system with Gamepass subscription, Cox Contour 2 Whole Home HD DVR System (preloaded with movies as well as space to record your own shows), and the DVD players with a library of 40+ DVDs are sure to keep the entire family entertained during the rainy non-beachy days. The unit has upgraded high speed wireless internet (100 mbps), expanded cable with Encore and Epix movie channels, DVD players in all rooms, cordless phones, and I-Home/ I-pod docking stations in all the bedrooms, all designed to make you feel welcome after a long day at the beach.

The living area has a sliding glass door that leads out to the large L-shaped balcony and the master bedroom does as well. The leather sofa and 2 chairs provide a great area to gather around after a wonderful day at the beach- a perfect place to enjoy a movie on the 75 inch QLED 4K TV. The balcony has a brand new set of patio furniture- just right for watching the beautiful water at sunset with your favorite beverage. In the closet on the balcony we keep a revolving inventory of rafts, boogie boards, chairs, and other beach toys as a convenience for our guests, and many of our repeat guests house beach items there so they are waiting for them when they return. A beach set-up with 2 chairs and an umbrella is included with the rental (operates seasonally, Mar 1- Oct 31), however we often will have extra chairs in the closet that you are free to use.

The full sized kitchen with new stainless steel appliances has everything you need for a short or long term stay. It is well stocked with utensils, appliances, and cookware, as well as a washer and dryer. We have a traditional coffee pot as well as a Keurig K55 Coffee Maker. We keep the pantry and refrigerator well stocked with essential items as a convenience for our guests. Our new dining room furniture seats 8 comfortably at the table, and has 4 more bar-stools at the counter.

The master bedroom has a comfortable King-sized Pillow Top bed with a 65 inch QLED 4K Samsung Smart TV, extended cable and movie channels as well as a DVD player. You will have wonderful views to the east through the sliding glass door that leads to the balcony, and views of the gulf to the south through the windows. There is a customized walk-in closet with plenty of shelves and extra blankets/ pillows. The bathroom has ample light, mirrors, and counter space, with shampoo, conditioner, lotion, eye-makeup remover, etc left for our guests as a convenience, and a separate jetted Roman tub and shower. The second bedroom has a comfortable King-sized Pillow Top bed with a 46 inch 3D HDTV, cable with movie channels, a DVD player and plenty of shelves and pillows/ blankets in the customized closet. The 3rd bedroom has a set of Twin beds with designer coverlets and a customized closet as well as a 40 in 3D HDTV with a DVD player. The den is like a private alcove - the daybed and trundle are the perfect place to unwind watching a movie at night after a full day of fun in the sun.

Since 2006, we have been fortunate to have acquired a loyal following of fantastic repeat guests, and this has resulted in our having the highest occupancy rate of any 3 bedroom unit at The Inn - we hope that one day you will be a repeat guest too! I personally inspect the unit on turnover days to ensure that our previous guests have taken good care of our place, and to make sure that housekeeping has done a perfect job for our future guests, as well as to change out/ upgrade the paper products left by them. We value our guests and want to not only meet their expectations, but to exceed them!

Our minimum age is 25 and is therefore unsuitable for college 'spring breakers.' No pets allowed (HOA policy), no smoking allowed. Check in is at 4pm, check out is at 10am.

More Details

Diane Speedling or Sandon Speedling
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Diane Speedling or Sandon Speedling

My name is Diane Speedling and my husband is Sandon. I would love to speak with you anytime if you have any questions about our condo, The Inn at Crystal Beach, or Destin -we love being able to provide a "locals" perspective. We have been coming to Destin, Florida since the 1970s and we have always enjoyed the sugar white beaches and sparkling emerald green waters that make Destin so special. In 2003, we made a deliberate decision to relocate, making Destin our home. Subsequently, we purchased a condominium at The Inn at Crystal Beach.

Diane Speedling or Sandon Speedling purchased this condo in 2004

Why Diane Speedling or Sandon Speedling chose Crystal Beach

This gulf-front property is one of the most sought after condo complexes in Destin, as it is conveniently located to everything Destin has to offer. Shopping, dining, water sports, water parks, outlet malls, sports facilities, golf and tennis are all just a few minutes away.

What makes this condo unique

Panoramic Million Dollar View from East to West, Brand New Patio Furniture

Large L Shaped Balcony in the Center Stack of The Inn at Crystal Beach

Whole Home DVR with Large HDTVs, BluRay, DVD players and Wii gaming system

New furniture/appliances throughout unit, always upgrading unit throughout year

Brand new Quartz counters in bathrooms, new soft close cabinets

King in Master, King in 2nd bdrm, Set of Twins in 3rd bdrm, set of Twins in den

I inspect after each stay and after housekeeping, ensuring unit is meticulously maintained and as clean as possible


Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , New quartz counters and cabinets, Jetted Tub and Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combo Tub/Shower, new Quartz counters
  • Very well lit bathrooms with new Quartz counters, new cabinetry and dual sinks in Master bath, lots of mirrors and ample counter space, Roman Jetted tub with separate shower in Master bath. Customized closets with shelves and plenty of blankets and pillows
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Pillow-top King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pillow-top King Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , New twin mattress set
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/Trundle with new mattresses in Den
  • There are 2 King Pillow-top beds and a set of twin beds as well as a daybed with trundle (all 4 twin mattresses brand new), accommodating 8 people. Note how rare it is to find a place that has 2 Kings vs Queens and twin beds vs sleeper sofas.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Upscale condo with new top of the line stainless steel appliances in kitchen: new washer/dryer, oven/range, microwave, and dishwasher. New A/C and Heater with Purification/Oxidation System, large HDTVs with Whole Home DVR System and DVD players as well as I-Home I-Pod docking stations in all bedrooms. X Box One S gaming system and BLU-RAY player in Den. New faucets/fixtures throughout. New Quartz counters and Dual sinks in Master Bath, New Patio furniture on large L-Shaped balcony. Newly painted throughout with light neutral color. High Thread Count linens and Designer towels.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Great unit with a gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were terrific to deal with and the unit was everything we had hoped for! We hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Patio! Excellent owner and great complex!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The best patio we have ever had staying in Destin! Roomy condo offering 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Fully equipped kitchen and nice dining area that seats 8. Loved the easy beach access and having a restaraunt and bar downstairs. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property fit all our needs. It’s a great location and the beach is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in This condo! It was clean and had all we needed for a great stay. The location to the beach, shopping and restaurants can’t be beat. The owner Diane always made sure we had everything we needed. And was easy to get a hold of. Parts of Inn at Crystal beach are looking a little worn and dated. The tile and carpet areas near the restaurant, rust on door ways, and carpet in condo was a little worn. The water pressure in the condo was unusually hard, I would think you are wasting a lot of water? Beds were comfortable (however pillows not so much) I’m still giving this a 5 star review because the beautiful deck and comfy furniture... beach.... and memories made out way any negative.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing balcony!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were 2 families staying in the unit and the condo was spacious so we were not in each others way. We did not cook any meals but the kitchen seemed well equipped. My favorite spot was the balcony. Great place to have your morning coffee.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful updated condo! Lots of room, especially on the awesome lanai. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2ND Stay in This Unit. Great time again.

  • 5 of 5

This unit is in great condition, well supplied, and very clean. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Plenty to do, and yet, with the location of the unit very quiet when we wanted it that way. Weather was great. E-mailed owner after we got back and told her we would likely be back and I'm sure we will.

Tim Thompson

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
790 on the Gulf, downstairs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regatta Bay, Kelly Plantation
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98 less than one mile away
Nearest Restaurant
790 on the Gulf--on premises
Car: recommended

Located in Crystal Beach, The Inn at Crystal Beach is the closest gulf-front condo complex to the Mid-Bay Bridge and Destin Commons, an outdoor shopping center with many restaurants and a 17 screen Rave Motion Picture theater with IMAX. Crystal Beach is a quiet area that does not have as much traffic as HWY 98 in main Destin, but is close to the best that Destin has to offer. Your teenagers can walk to Destin Commons and the Shoppes at Paradise Isle, another shopping center which includes Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Sonic, Johnnny O'Quigley's and stores such as Best Buy, Office Depot, PetSmart, and Big Lots. Crystal Beach Plaza also closeby has an Outback and Chili's as well as many stores such as Barnes & Noble and others. Publix is less than a mile away and SuperWalmart is just a few miles away. If you enjoy golfing, Regatta Bay is less than a couple of miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

11% Tax, Departure Clean $0

Rates INCLUDE 11% tax and a one-time departure cleaning fee of $140 for stays of 4 nights or more. Rates also INCLUDE a beach setup with 2 chairs and an umbrella from Mar 1 - Oct 31, many beach items in our closet balcony, a well stocked pantry/ refrigerator with essential items, as well as many toiletry items meant as a convenience for our guests. **Rates DO NOT INCLUDE a one-time booking fee of $50 and a $15/nt amenities fee PLUS 11% TAX payable TO THE INN AT CRYSTAL BEACH UPON CHECK-IN, and they accept CASH or CHECK ONLY ($172.05 for 7 nights including tax)**This is for the many amenities provided by The Inn such as 24/7 front desk with on-site check in, secured underground parking, fitness center, beachside pool/hot tub, grills, on site beachside restaurant, etc.

Our Minimum stay requirement is 4 nights (unless a gap of 2 or 3 nights was created between stays, in which case, we allow a stay of only 2 or 3 nights to fill in the gap). We require one week minimum Saturday-Saturday stays during our peak times such as summer, but we do make exceptions occasionally for our repeat guests and for stays greater than one week (as long as either the arrival or departure day is a Saturday). We also make exceptions for our minimum stay/arrival/departure days when filling in a gap of potentially un-booked days that is sometimes created by stays longer than one week-- understandably, we generally don't make exceptions if the booking will create a gap of potentially un-booked days, such as Mon-Mon, Tu-Tu, Wed-Wed, Th-Th stays, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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