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Large Luxury Condo Perfect for Families 5/5 * ASK About Spring Break Specials

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Large Living Space, 500 Sq. Ft. Balcony Sleeps 9

Please see calendar below. We have 2 units CV404 and CV203 which are exactly alike. If 203 is booked ask about 404!

Why, Why, Why would you stay in a busy high-rise with overcrowded Beaches?

Crystal View 203 is located on one of the most Beautiful and Private Beaches in Florida. With the Emerald Green Water, the white sugar sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin you will feel like you have arrived in Paradise!

Our building is 4 Stories high, and the Condo is located on the 2nd floor. This makes loading and unloading a breeze, we have 5 children so this is always a bonus! Our condo is large and Spacious with a wonderful floor-plan, it is perfect for you to use as a family alone or to share with your friends.

If you've been to Destin you certainly understand we have the whitest beaches in the world! if not you are in for a treat. Our location is great because our beach is one of the least crowded areas in Destin but you are within minutes of everything

Condo Overview: The Master Suite is huge and has a king size bed and a sliding glass door to step out onto the balcony. In your private Master Bath there is a sunken tub for enjoying long soaks and relaxation. The 2nd suite has a queen size bed and also has it's own private bathroom as well. The 3rd Bedroom is set up perfectly for children young and old alike. With two sets of Bunk beds there is plenty of space for everyone, We also added a trundle underneath one set of Bunk beds for extra sleeping space. There is a TV and DVD player so the children can relax and unwind after a day of fun and sun.

The Living Area is Large and Open so that everyone will feel like they can all be together or have your own space to read, nap or watch T.V. You will Love the 500 Sq. Ft. Balcony that looks out over the gulf, whether you are watching the dolphins swim past in the morning or sipping on a cool beverage in the afternoon this is a place 2nd to none.

Condo Extras: This area of Destin is so relaxed as well because you have a sidewalk that runs parallel to the beach for beautiful views, it is perfect for Jogging, walking or strolling with your children at sunset or early in the morning while drinking your coffee.


High-Speed Internet - high-speed ethernet and wireless Internet. Office nook lets you catch up on some work or sit in the den with a wireless connection.

High Definition TV -46' HD TV.HD channels include ESPN, CNN, Discovery, and more!

[[List Also Available]] Baby Sitting Service, Crib Service, Tennis Lessons, Grocery Service .

Best Location in Destin: Our Beach area is one of the least crowded in Destin. It has been recently re-nourished and is magnificent. You can always find plenty of space, even during the crowded months. However if you are looking for more action you are a just a short beach walk to the action at Pompano Joe's public Beach. There is Jet skiing, para-sailing, and a water trampoline just to name a few.

For places to shop, eat and explore the possibilities are endless, Destin is famous for it's fishing and it's seafood. We have Pompano Joe's, Kenny D's and Capt. Dave's Restaurants all within walking distance to the condo and hundreds more within a few miles. We are within 10 minutes to two Shopping Mall's, the Rave Movie Theatre and countless other unique stores. Just a few more minutes down 98 you will find The Track Entertainment Center race cars, putt putt, bumper boats and an arcade, a little further down Big Kahunas Water-park, The Destin Harbor and much more !I

More Details

Earl or Charla Baumgardner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Earl or Charla Baumgardner

We've been traveling to Destin for over 40 years! It's the best vacation spot on the Gulf Coast. We lived there for 7 years and now live there part time. We love renting our condo so you can have the same experience!

Why Earl or Charla Baumgardner chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We have a large family. That's why we bought this condo. It's large, spacious and easy in/ out. Plus it's on Old 98 the old original beach road. You are also within 10 minutes of everything you need.


Avalon Beach Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Sunken Tub, Double Sink
    Guest 2 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest 3 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king , TV, DVD
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , TV,DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunks with Trundle - Sleeps 5
  • Guest Bedroom 2 has 2 sets of Bunk Beds with a trundle pull out, sleeps 5.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Large Luxury Condo Perfect for Families 5/5 * ASK About Spring Break Specials
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Perfect Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 first time travelers to Destin, FL and we can’t say enough of how happy we were with our vacation. This is a family friendly condo located directly in front of the beach - easy access and no overcrowding. The condo itself is nicely decorated and has everything you will need for your stay – from wifi to blender to washer/dryer – super convenient. The layout is perfect; plenty of storage, 3 full bathrooms and the balcony goes from the dining area all the way to the master bedroom (great for relaxing after a day at the beach!!!). The room with the bunk beds worked great with the kids and the heated pool was a nice amenity that they really enjoyed. Just a great vacation overall – a great place to stay! Thank you Earl and we hope to come back to Destin FL soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best condo we've experienced yet on the Emerald Coast...

  • 5 of 5

We are hooked on Destin and particularly THIS stretch of beach. This unit is by far the best we've stayed in and plan to book again for spring break '17. This trip we had our teens with us and the floor plan and layout of the unit really could not be more perfect - plenty of common area and plenty of privacy with three adequate bedrooms and three FULL bathrooms, televisions for everyone, excellent dining space, and ample kitchen for vacation cooking. Earl was very helpful and efficient in the booking process and once we arrived there was a slight issue with debris in the pool (it had been pretty windy so many leaves had come down) and within two hours the pool was sparkling blue. The complex is nice and quiet and with so few units...we often had the heated pool to ourselves. Beach access is excellent - and the beach is not crowded. I've heard some express concern or dislike for being "across the street from the beach"...clearly they've not experienced this stretch of Scenic Gulf Drive...last summer we stayed in one of the resort-like complexes and spent way more time getting to the beach...and we were "on the beach". We didn't like that. This unit is within pleasant walking distance of some of our favorites...Pompano Joe's, the winery, Alvin's Island... The elevator is helpful for loading and unloading luggage. Many hours were spent by our crew relaxing on the wrap around balcony with the amazing view...the dolphins make their appearance around 9:45 AM! Waking up in the king master bedroom was a treat with the beautiful gulf view. We've stayed in other units along this stretch and been very pleased - but this by far is our top pick. Thanks for a wonderful spring break week! We are so excited to have found this unit and will book with Earl and his family again if he'll have us!

Date of arrival

March 19, 2016

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  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our family. We loved that it was so close to the beach and a lil ways out from Destin. Also loved the private beach. Sat on the balcony every night. I have no other words except that it was perfect. ...exceeded our expectations. So much that we booked it again for next year. I recommend this condo and Destin to everyone who wants a great vacation. Thanks to Earl for all your help and advice to make the whole process so easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Texas Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED this condo!!..It was beautiful. Any questions or problems we had were taken care of quickly and with no complaints. I plan to come back every year and I would definitely recommend this condo to EVERYONE. It was a beautiful condo and we had a wonderful trip. Our kids loved the bunk beds and the beach is less than a 5 minute walk. You also have the most beautiful views from the balcony. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We are glad you got to experience a piece of paradise in Destin. Look forward to having you guys again.
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Richmond, Texas

Property at 104341

  • 5 of 5

Very nice vacation, enjoyed our stay in Destin at this property. Clean and well kept. Owner was helpful throughout the rental process. We would certainly recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks George- Glad you guys had a great stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Fort Wayne, IN

Indiana Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful stay! Earl was wonderful to work with when planning our vacation, returned phone calls as questions or concerns came about before our vacation. When we arrived at the Crystal View we were taken back by the beautiful home setting and the location on the beach. It was a joy to wake up to the ocean each morning.

We choose to enjoy a dolphin cruise, which was nice but found out after that for almost the same amount of money we could have rented a pontoon boat. We also went to the Gator Beach which was a free activity and our group really enjoyed holding the gators. There is a State Park not far from the Crystal View where we spent the day brought along a grill and fried out burgers and brats, my girls loved the state park beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great time! Sounds like you guys hit all the hot spots. Look forward to having you again. Thanks for staying.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport FWB
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

This is one of the best stretches of beach along the panhandle. You have restaurants, mall, movies, golf and everything you can imagine within 5 minutes yet our area is one of the quietest in the area. The sidewalk and boardwalk provide a 5 mile stretch to walk, run or ride along the coast.


Rates & Availability

Avalon Beach Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Email for Fall, Snowbird and Monthly rates
Payments: Check, PayPal, or Credit Card via PayPal

$250 security deposit and final balance due 60 days before stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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