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Kathi

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Family-Friendly Paradise at Crystal Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

Crystal Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Queen and Double beds in 1 bedroom (Sleeps 4-5), 1 bath, kitchen, living room

One bedroom- Queen & double bed in bedroom. Bedroom separate from living room. Full-sized appliances in kitchen. Kitchen is fully furnished. Cable TV-VCR, flat screen TVs in each unit. Central air and heat. Located on the ground floor or complex. Each unit has its own gas grill. Unit comes with chairs, umbrella and beach toys. Access to beach is less than 2 minutes. We are willing to negotiate a lower rate to fill in open dates. Just give us a call. No smoking within unit. No pets, please. Must be 25 years of age to rent. Thanks!

REVIEW: Absolutly Wonderful!!!!

By A Yahoo! Contributor, 12/27/10

Myself and 3 girlfriends stayed here for a girls trip. It was absolutly amazing. Very reasonable prices, clean and homey and great location. We stayed in one of the condos and nicknamed it 'our little bungalo'. We wanted to stay this year(2010) but were afraid the oil would interupt our vacation. Kathy totally understood and did not charge us a cancelation fee. Kathy is the owner and was incredibly hospitible the whole trip, she even lent us some jelly fish lotion. We will be back this summer(2011) and plan on returing every year after. Like I said, the location is perfect, one block away from the beach. The rooms are cozy and very clean. The only criticism I can give is that the rooms are a bit out of date. But hey, if they can continue to keep the rates the way they are I won't complain. I would reccomend this establishment to anybody!!!

REVIEW: Location, Location, Location!

By A Yahoo! Contributor, 6/11/10

Why would anyone invest the time and expense of driving eight hours or flying four, to stay anywhere in Destin that you can’t walk to the beach. While staying at the Old Pier Motel, I walked the one block to the beach early in the morning with the sun coming up, later at noon for prime time swimming hours, and again when the sun was going down in the evening. The best part is I did not have to worry about what others wanted to do, wait for anyone to be ready, try to keep them happy, get them in the car, battle the traffic, and bring them home when they complained that the water was too salty. It was, “I’ll be at the beach, come and go as you please.” In most cases there is a hefty price to pay for this huge feature, but not a the Old Pier as we found the rates more than reasonable. You save even more when you figure in full kitchen appliances, an outdoor gas grill for each unit, and the free use of beach chairs, toys, and umbrellas. I also saw someone connect to the wireless network that the motel had. In each unit you will find a bedroom (with a queen and double bed), a living room/kitchen, and a bathroom with shower that separates the two rooms. Each unit has its own modern central air unit with an easy to use thermostat to give you the relief that you need after coming in from the beach. If you’re looking for something different, there are several other units that are managed by the owner. (Including a two bedroom house across the street.) In Destin, if you want a Mercedes, and are willing to pay Mercedes prices, you can find one, but if you want an economical, clean, classic car, parked 500 feet from the beach, this is the place. To close, If I had another 300 words, I could talk about the graciousness of the owner, but I’ll sum it up by saying she treated us like family.

REVIEW: ~Awesome First Time Vacation!~

By Teresa, 5/25/10

For the past couple of years our 6 year old son has been wanting to go to 'the beach'. I have a friend who recommend we stay here...that it is very clean and most important of all....very reasonable. I am so fortunate to have found 'Old Pier Motel' as it was a most excellent stay and so close to the beach. To be able to make my son's wish come true and to see the look on his face when he saw the beach for the first time was PRICELESS!!!!....my family and I enjoyed conversations with Kathi and let me tell you she goes above and beyond for her guests!!...beach toys for kids are provided as well as chairs and umbrella's...we had such a wonderful time and would highly recommend this place to all....we thank you Kathi for our stay at Old Pier and hope to be back again some day!!! ~The Kessler Family~

REVIEW: Great little place for family getaways!

By A Yahoo! Contributor, 9/23/09

We found this place by accident while driving around on our last day of vacation about 3 years ago. We decided to stay another night and we were given a better rate and it was much closer to the beach than where we stayed previously. Since then, we have come back about 3 times. We love it...clean, friendly, no noise problems, and private. Can't wait to go back again! The Elrods

REVIEW: Great place at a great price

By Linda, 6/10/09

My children and I were in Destin for a couple of days and had not reserved a room prior to our visit. We were driving around looking for a reasonably priced place to stay when we came upon the motel. Kathy was very sweet and helped me out with a great rate. The kids had a blast at the beach, which was within walking distance from the hotel. The room was perfect for us. Thanks Kathy for making our stay enjoyable.

REVIEW: Excellent Value & Friendly People!

By Micci Perry, 3/29/09

We literally drove in off the highway to check their rates and 10 minutes later they were checking us into our room in the middle of a blinding rainstorm. It was not fancy but it was very clean, very comfortable, quite homey and even had a microwave, fridge and a washer and dryer (in our unit). We stayed for several days, walking to the beach every day and enjoying a family vacation completely free from hustle and bustle. Old Pier has a kind of laid back old charm that is fairly hard to come by these days. We will definitely be going back and this time we will be staying a bit longer.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kathi (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Kathi

My husband and I purchased the Old Pier Motel and moved from Iowa to Florida to start our own business. We are now the only owner-operated motel in Destin. We are known for our family atmosphere and friendly service. You arrived as clients and leave as friends. Most of our vacationers are repeat visitors and have been coming to the Old Pier Motel for many years.

Kathi purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Kathi chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Located very near the beach and quality priced. Centrally located for all that Destin has to offer.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Family-Friendly Paradise at Crystal Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Diamond in the ruff

  • 5 of 5

we lived this motel. In the midst of all the extravagant hotels I would stay with me Cathy every time. Such a wonderful place. With such old fashion charm. So very very clean. Wonderful !!! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay w you

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, wonderful owner!!

  • 5 of 5

I, unfortunately, was not able to stay at the Old Pier Motel due to last minute date changes out of my control (military). But I wanted to express how kind, understanding, and sweet Ms. Kathi was/is. She is wonderful to chat with and incredibly welcoming! If we ever get a chance to come back to the local area for vacation, I WILL stay here! I wish her all the best in the future and am grateful to know people this kind still exist. Thank you, Ms. Kathi.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strafford. Missouri
5

Sharon

  • 5 of 5

I would suggest this to anyone wanting a clean and friendly place to stay. Kathi was a very gracious host and treated us like family. I will continue to go there, very clean, close to the beach and close to everything. You could hear the waves at night time if you were sitting outside. Thank you again Kathi and hope to see you soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Deb

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect! Room was extremely clean and Kathy is a sweetheart! I would suggest this for the perfect beach stay!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TALLASSEE
5

amazing honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd stay but first with my husband. Ms Kathi is a sweet host right there to greet you like your family when you visit and everything is meticulously clean even under the bed (I have an OCD type husband) he couldn't believe it was as clean as well the way he cleans. We enjoyed walking to the beach and being so close to everything. We are looking forward to returning for our anniversary the rates are amazing and you can enjoy all the comforts of the beach. You can hear the waves crashing late at night sitting outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesboro, Georgia
5

vacation

  • 5 of 5

We drove in from Atlanta in September for a two week stay in Destin. Our stay at Old Pier was wonderful. Cathi, the owner was very kind and was always making sure our stay was enjoyable. We definitely will reccommend Old Pier to our friends. Thanks Cathi for a great vacation! Bob and Reesa

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
790

Located 2-minute walk to beach. Located central to many restaurants, bars and movie theatres. Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Commons Retail shopping minutes away, including Bass Pro, Rave Theatre, Whole Foods.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug-Oct 2016
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
$775
 
 
Nov 2016-Feb 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$85
$525
$1,000
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Price quoted is for 2 people Additional charge of $20 additional per person per night.

Cash, check or credit card. Please call to arrange (850) 837-6442. Rates subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Crystal Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Includes Beach chairs and umbrella as well as beach toys. Two Minute walk to the beach.

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