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Brenda Bender

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

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87 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Crystal Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Lovely 4* BR 3 1/2 Gulf-Front 3 Level Townhouse

Beautiful Spacious Beach Front Vacation Rental - Spectacular Views, Large Outdoor Living Room, 2400 Square Ft, all amenities, sleeps up to 12, lots of room for three family groups with children. Centrally located to restaurants, outlet mall shopping, grocery stores, marinas, outdoor activities. Lots of new updates this January! We have it all!

Location: Green Reef, Scenic Highway 98, Panhandle Destin Area, Florida, USA

Accommodations: Three Level Townhouse - 4* BR + Convertible bed(s) – 3 1/2 BA- (Sleeps 2-12)

Highly sought after Green Reef Townhouse on private beach in upscale area, just east of Destiny-by-the-Sea. Watch dolphins swim by with your morning coffee. Then later sip a glass of wine as the blazing sun drops into the emerald waters from your deck; just steps from the sugar white sand. Perfect for family fun in the sun. Entertain from the beach level with a brand new gas grill, grilling tools, bar cart and plenty of seating or lounging for everyone. Outdoor lighting and a beach shower complete the setting. A second balcony deck off the master suite offers privacy and spectacular views. Come and enjoy a piece of Heaven and make memories for you, your family, or your friends that will last a lifetime.

Step off your deck right onto the beautiful sugar white sand beach. This unique property has a comfortable and lovely interior, items personally selected by the owners. The townhouse has three bedrooms with three and a half bath - (sleeps 2-12). The master bedroom has a king bed, vaulted ceiling with fan and loft. The second bedroom has a double bed, ceiling fan and separate bath. A twin roll-a-bed and two queen air mattress is also available. The finished beach level features a kitchen/dining area and queen sleeper sofa, plus separate sleeping area with queen bed and full bath. Main level includes two queen sleeper sofa, tiled entry, half bath, laundry with LG stainless front loading washer and dryer, pantry, living room, dining room, wet-bar, kitchen with beautiful Spanish tile counter tops and back splash, LG stainless French door refrigerator and a new stainless smooth top range/oven and vent

600+ square feet of deck space on beach level, additional deck on main & Balcony deck off Master Suite, Phone, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans throughout, New 46' Sony flat screen TV in living area, 5 TVs throughout, Cable TV, VCR, Free Wi-Fi, 2 New ceiling fans with remotes, Full Kitchen, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Coffee Maker, Blender, Trash Compactor, All Cooking Utensils, minimum 300TC 100% Cotton Linens, Extra 100% Cotton Towels, Beach Towels and Spa Robes included, new front loading Washer & Dryer, stainless Gas Grill & Tools, Plus Kitchen on beach level with Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, teak Outside Patio Furniture, Table with Chairs, Umbrella, 4 Lounge Chairs, Non-Smoking.

Shelling, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Fitness Center, Gym, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Water-Skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Ocean Rafting & More

This spacious 2,400 sq. ft., Gulf-Front 3-Story townhouse is on the beach in an upscale area of Destin, right next to Destiny by the Sea. Destin is famous for its crystal white sand beaches, clear emerald green waters, marina, deep sea fishing, champion golf courses, wonderful shopping, including a destination outlet mall, the Silver Sands, many activities for children and teens. Great restaurants of every description are only minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda Bender (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brenda Bender

Our Story

Over 25 years ago we started coming to Green Reef, it was love at first site! Walking along the shore we promised ourselves that one day we would own a townhome in Green Reef. We have looked at property from Panama City to Pensacola, never finding anything quite like our beloved Green Reef. Then in March 2004 we got a call from our Realtor that a town home in Green Reef had come onto the market.

We drove down on a Saturday and had an offer in on Monday. Our dream became a reality on April 30, 2004.

We have gone to great lengths to try to make our home comfortable and inviting, personally selecting each item. We want you to enjoy your stay and have a great time. We also hope you will treat our home with the same respect and care that you would your own or a best friend’s home.

We know that accidents can happen and if you have a “mishap” please let our house manager know so that we can take care of any problems. We would much prefer to bring in the maids to clean up a spill; or the handyman in to fix or replace something broken than let it go for our next guests to find and become unhappy about. Thank you in advance for taking care of our home.

Sincerely, Bill & Brenda Bender

Brenda Bender purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Brenda Bender chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

The beaches in Destin are some of the most beautiful beach anywhere. The beaches of most of the Panhandle are composed of smooth silky white sand that came from the wearing down of the Appalachian mountains. The beaches of Destin have been voted as the 'Best in the South' and one of the top three 'Favorite Family Vacation Destinations' by the readers of Southern Living.

What makes this townhome unique

Destin is known as the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village' due to the large number of trophy fish caught off its shores. Destin is known for having the largest charter-boat and private fishing fleet in Florida. Everything from sport fishing charters for the serious fisherman; party boat charters; romantic sunset or dolphin cruises. Watersports are abundant on the Emerald Coast. Destin offers everything from Pontoon, Powerboat, Hobie Cat, and Sailboat rentals. So whether you want to charter a boat for a few hours to try your hand at catching dinner or want to take the kids on a Dolphin cruise, there is something for every member of your family or group. Green Reef 19 is centrally located to just about everything you would need, from groceries, the Silver Sand Outlet Mall, antiques, bars, restaurants and two marinas. There are several (Crab Trap, Captain Dave's, Kenny D's), restaurants that are within walking distance. Others a short drive such as the wonderful Marina Cafe, Dewey Destin's and Pompano Joe's are but a few of the wide variety of dining experiences in Destin. We have a Welcome Book in the town- home that offers additional suggestions (from us & our guests) of things to do, places to go and more restaurants.

You will never lack for something to do in Destin, but don’t miss just sitting on the deck with your favorite cool beverage and watching the sunset. Nothing is more relaxing than hearing the waves and watching the ocean as it turns from gold to silver.

We welcome you to Green Reef 19/Dolphin's Run, it will be one of the best vacations you will ever have. Just read what some of our 70 guests have said over the last decade!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We hope you have a great time during your stay in our Townhome.

We would love to hear your comments and/or suggestions on how

we could make your stay even more enjoyable.



Sincerely,



Bill & Brenda Bender
Jul 2004
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Reviews

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Spring, TX
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We absolutley loved staying at Green Reef 19! The accomodations were above and beyond our expectations and conveniently located! We woke up at 6 every morning to watch the dolphins and they were there without fail! It was spectacular and we decided this would be a place we would come back over and over because we were so pleased with the amenities and the bargain! We love this place and could not have asked for anything better!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands
5

Fantastic Trip! Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (9 of us) stayed a week here in July and it was lovely, just as pictured! The location is easy to find and fantastic!! The beach could not be any closer! There are also stores and restaurants nearby. We ate out and used the grill on the beach deck. It was fantastic to eat outside so close to the water. Our kids (& the adults) loved being able to go so easily to the beach and not have to deal with elevators and wagons! The covered deck was really nice for shade. And the private beach could not be beat! The house was also well appointed with beach towels, chairs, toys and kitchen/laundry items. Note: as with most beach houses, there are lots of stairs in the house so it's something to think about if this creates a challenge for anyone in your group.

The beach level A/C did go out while there, but Brenda quickly had a technician there. Brenda was wonderful to work with from start to end! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Look no further....You must stay here!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put....it's the best place to stay in Destin. We were there in May and it was heaven. From watching the Dolphins in the morning from the master suite deck to playing in the sand with our 9 month old...our trip could not have been any better. The outdoor living area is ideal for escaping the sun but still enjoying the ocean view. I can say without a doubt we will be coming back for years to come. If you want to have an amazing vacation and make perfect memories then look no further.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie, I'm always so thrilled to know that my guests have had such a great time in our home at the beach. We work very hard to make every guests stay an exceptional one and are constantly asking how we can make their experience even better. We hope you and your children will remember these days and memories made at the beach for the rest of your lives. Thank you for sharing them with me. They are my reward. We look forward to you coming back again and again! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. Brenda Bender Owner/Manager Since 2004
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Richland, mi
5

Lovely time on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Green Reef was an absolutely perfect spot to spend our family vacation! The location was perfect and the property was just beautiful. The upgrades to the property were beautiful touches. Brenda was so pleasant to deal with and her style of her home were very similar to what I have in my own home.

We brought our bikes and were able to ride for miles on the sidewalks right outside the door. We were able to walk to a couple different restaurants as well. It truly was a beautiful time that we had in the townhouse and would go back in a heartbeat. The location, the cleanliness, the amenities, the peacefulness of it, everything! It was a perfect way to spend a vacation in Destin!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Epworth, GA
5

What can I say? 5-star all the way!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special place: warm, inviting, spacious, beautifully appointed - and right on a private white sand beach. We enjoyed everything about it, including the fact that it was close to restaurants with the best seafood I've ever tasted. (We enjoyed fresh oysters, cobia and black grouper at Harbor Docks, Boshamps, and Dewey Destin's - the original one by the docks.) Bill and Brenda have impeccable taste and have truly made this a haven where everyone has their own space but can also comfortably come together, relax and enjoy the view, the clear gulf water and the pristine beach. Our favorites: incredible sunsets viewed from the deck, and, of course, the dolphins. It's really no wonder that this beach home consistently gets 5 stars. (I'd give it more!)

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay here! The beach house was very beautiful and wonderfully decorated. Brenda was very pleasant and friendly. She was attentive to our needs and a wonderful person to do business with! This is truly a home away from home with all the amenities you can think of! The location is perfect, not to mention your own private beach just foot steps away! The home is very spacious- the pictures do a great job portraying the condo! Thank you again Brenda for opening your home to us! We look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Another Broken Egg Cafe -- CLOSED
Publix Super Market
Bonefish Grill
"The food is very good here, nice atmosphere and it is close to the town home."
The Fresh Market
"We looked forward to this Fresh Market opening here in Destin, FL. We have a number in Atla..."
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
"Not far from the townhome, low keyed and good food. Friendly staff."
790 On The Gulf
"We love having lunch here. Sit by the windows and enjoy the view of the beach, ocean and pe..."
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
"If you love Sushi, this is the place. Nice atmosphere, and the selection is always the fres..."
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
"Right next door to the town home. Nice area to sit outside and enjoy the beach and ocean. Go..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"A great shopping experience. Something for everyone, from Ralph Lauren to Waterford."
The Wine Bar
"Great selection of beer, wine and spirits. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Fantastic sele..."
Marina Cafe
"This is one of our favorite destination restaurants. We've been coming here for over 20 yea..."
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport, Code VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Captain Dave's on the Gulf
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Capt. Dave's on the Gulf-Walk to it!
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach/Miramar-On the Beach!
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2 NIGHT SPECIAL
Sep 22 2016 - Sep 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$830
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,989
 
 
Early Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,599
 
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 5 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,999
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
Winter Rates
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$343
From
$365
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
Winter Rates
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$357
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
$4,099
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,699
 
 
Pre-Peak Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,099
 
 
Peak Season
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,089
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,099
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,699
 
 
Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$357
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, M/C, Discover, AMX, PayPal

7 night, Sat-Sat minimum only during the season. Stays less than 5 nights will have a cleaning fee of $275.

Cleaning fees are included in the weekly prices. Stays less than 5 nights will incur a cleaning fee of $275. Above rates do not include the 11% FL State Sales Tax (unless stated as a special all inclusive rate).

35% Deposit required to reserve, along with filled-out and signed contract. Final balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. We are happy to take personal or business checks for the rental. We do not accept wire transfers. However, if you prefer to use a credit card there is a 3.5% Administrative Fee.

The security/damage deposit can be handled with two options: 1) pay HomeAway $59 for a $1500 policy or 2) send a separate $800 check, which we hold. It is returned to you after your departure when there has been no damage or missing items.

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Amenities

Crystal Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 Queen Aero beds
    Bedroom 4* - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Converts into 4th bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , NEW in 2016: Queen bed to be replaced with King bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , NEW in 2016: Double bed with be replaced with Queen bed.
  • *The town home has three real bedrooms. The beach level has a living area that converts into a 4th bedroom with a queen sleeper sofa. A door separates it from the hall bath and 3rd bedroom. This area has the great view of the water and you can hear the waves. Area has a separate closet and TV. Hall bath is shared with the 3rd beach level bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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