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Crystal View 103, Pet Friendly, Great Side View, Sleeps 11

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 60 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Crystal View is located directly across Scenic Hwy 98 from private beach access and hundreds of yards of beautiful sugar white sandy beach. Only 16 units share this four-story building, It has off street parking and pool also along with that private beach with 2 chairs and an umbrella put up for you every day in season.

Crystal View is conveniently located on Scenic Hwy 98 approximately halfway between Destin Commons and Silver Sands Factory Stores, so you are only minutes away from shopping, the movie theater, and various restaurants. Pompano Joe's a great beachside bar and restaurant is a very, very short walk down the paved 5-mile bike/walking/jogging path. Pompano is also a great place for beach volley ball and several rental for parasailing and kayaks.

The water views from your kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom . The unit is 1,713 sq ft. with three bedrooms with king beds in each , three full baths, 10-foot ceilings with in open floor plan. It has a large fully equipped kitchen with everything you will need to prepare those easy breakfasts and lunches or a large elegant dinner. Best of all we are pet friendly and you can bring you pet with you. The balcony alone is almost 500 sq ft and wraps around the condominium with multiple seating areas for guests to enjoy a book, dine, or enjoy the Gulf views. There is no place better to watch the sea birds and dolphin pass quietly by from this little piece of Paradise.

Living Room, Master Bedroom and Kitchen/Dining have Side Views of the Gulf

Updated Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Appliances, Counter Top Lighting

Dining with Seating for 8 and Kitchen Counter Seating for 3

Master Bedroom has King Bed and Twin Day Bed, Flat Screen and Desk

Master Bath with Garden Tub, Walk In Shower, Double Vanity

Guest King I has King Bed and Flat Screen TV--2nd Bath Accessed from Hallway

Guest King II has King Bed and Twin Bunks, Flat Screen TV and Ensuite Bath with Walk In Shower

Keywords: Upscale updated condo in a low-rise, exclusive community. Pet Friendly, Quiet Beach don't fight the crowds!

Only 16 units total. Private Beach Access and very close to Pompano Joe's

More Details

Property Manager
Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson

Beach Condos In Destin is a Mom(Renee) and Daughter(Laura) Vacation rental company here in Destin, Fl specializing in Pet friendly upscale vacation condos. We got our start from Renee's own personal success in managing her condos here in Destin. As word of that success spread more and more and more owners have asked Renee and Laura to manage their investment properties here in Miramar Beach/Destin area.

Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Renee Clayton and Laura Johnson chose Avalon Beach Estates

As a Realtor, Renee helped the owners of this particular property find exactly what they were looking for. A large Condo for the whole family that could be rented pet friendly and still have a great view.


Avalon Beach Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Walkin Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Walkin Shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) 3 King Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Crystal View 103, Pet Friendly, Great Side View, Sleeps 11
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful condo, convenient and spacious

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience. We had both sets of elderly parents with us, and everyone had enough space. The beds were comfortable and being just a few steps from the ocean was great. My father-in-law said that besides his honeymoon, this was the best vacation of his life.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect little get away

  • 4 of 5

We had 11 people with us [7 adults, 1 teen, 3 kids]. There was enough sleeping area for everyone and it was comfortable. The kitchen was small but served it's purpose. Pots and pans were adequate/good; the knifes were horrible--- I would recommend bring one of your own if you plan to cut anything. They had a LOT of HUGE spoons but maybe 3 dessert/teaspoons. Lots of cereal bowls and plates, but nothing larger for gumbo or stew.

Patio was nicely furnished in our condo [103]. We would have liked one of the front units on a higher floor since you really couldn't 'ocean watch' as well from our view. We've spotted dolphins many times in previous Destin trips.

Pompano Joe's was delicious but SUPER pricey---at least on our salary and it was just me and my husband! I would recommend the Snapper with Lump crab --blackened! $30.99 was pricey but we don't eat out much. Another favorite place in Destin is the Shrimp Basket. My husband LOVES their key lime pie.

The water was great and the temperature was fantastic! We went the 2nd/3rd week of August; it was high 80's with rain almost every day but it didn't get in the way of our fun.

CON - There was no lighting on the pier/boardwalk where you rinse off, so I ended up slipping and falling on my tooshie. It stung a little--my tooshie and pride. I would definitely recommend to the owners to put something so others can find the pier at night. We missed it and ended up at the next pier and had to go back to rinse off!

Overall, probably one of the best vacations we've had in a long while!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kimberly for your review. In regard to the lighting of the boardwalk, guests do need to bring their own flashlights for night time beach walking anywhere here on the gulf coast. The turtle preservation efforts here on the coast prevent us from having lights that might confuse newly hatched baby turtles. In addition to managing Crystal View 103 which is a ground floor side view condo, we manage Crystal View 401, 301 and 302 which have a great gulf view for watching the dolphins. Crystal View 103 is very convenient to the beach and still has a view of the water in addition to the ability to accommodate an extended family.
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Great area and it was nice to be able to eat with restaurants within walking distance.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice property. We plan to return next year. As far as our particular condo (103); it definitely needs a thorough cleaning. The floors were sandy and furniture needed dusting. . The porch could use a good powerwashing. Had to wear shoes/sandals or our feet were literally black after walking barefoot out there. We will return but will try a different unit.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We liked the layout of the condo and had a positive experience.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We only stayed for 3 days so the fees were a significant part of the total cost (about doubled the published rate). The condo was in good shape and the location was very nice. My only complaint is the lack of instructions. The ceiling fans did not work in the master bedroom or the main living area. We could also not get the TV to work in the master bedroom. I would guess they are in working order but after about a 1/2 hour of trying to figure them out it made more sense to just relax with out them. A cheat sheet on those thing would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very spacious, beautifully decorated condominium. The beach was close and just lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large condo with a wonderful wrap around outside space. The view of the ocean is not the best but the beach is a tiny walk away. Beautiful white sand and aquamarine waters! Small but sufficient pool. Parking is limited but there was always a space.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Yes. This is a great property and the side view from this condo does give a nice view of the gulf. It is so convenient to the beautiful white sand beach and parking. Most guest also love the spaciousness of the condo and the ability to accommodate a large family.
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We loved our stay. So close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second summer in Destin. This property was great, comfortable, nice and clean. Only one request would be beach items such as floats, noodles, ect. Some of the other guest had these items and said they were provided. I bought on and left it at the property. Al in all a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning, Damage Waiver $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We must rent the units Sat-Sat during the busy times of year like Spring Break to Mid Fall. and the holidays

In regards to spring break we can not under any circumstances rent to groups under 25 .
We accept payments towards your vacation by visa, mastercard, discover and online check payment.

Manager'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.