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"The Retreat" Ocean Front Ground Floor walkout 5 Star Platinum" Check out video

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Lower Level Unit Awesome View Walk Straight Out To Beach Great If You Have Kids

Awesome Oceanfront condo, great views with patio. Minutes from Destin Commons, great shops, restaurants, bike and scooter rentals near by. Great view of the beach from the living room and kitchen. Watch the kids on the beach while you make dinner and enjoy cocktails. Marine life pass by as you enjoy wonderful sun sets. This is Destin at its finest. Three story building with huge deeded beach. Seasonal Beach chair service included :-)

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Matthew

Our beach get away has been perfect for our family. My wife and I have been married for 20 years and have been to Crystal Sands every year. We have two children and have had plenty of room. If you need more room Check out our other unit A308 vrbo 590908

Matthew purchased this condo in 2012

Why Matthew chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Location Location Location! You stay here once and you will know why this property is so popular. If you like the beach you feel you have struck it rich. Closest to the ocean you can get. Easily walk down with your coffee or back up for lunch, bathroom etc. This first floor unit makes your vacation one you won't forget.

What makes this condo unique

It's like this : You know you are in love with the Emerald coast the 1st morning you wake up and sip your coffee on your balcony and decide if you are going to stroll the beach, swim in the pool, go shopping, play golf, go fishing, parasailing, play volley ball on the beach, etc....??Discover what Destin has to offer....??15 min walk to Beach Walk Cafe 850-650-7100?15 min walk.... Crab Trap Seafood and Oyster Bar 850-654-2722?7 min walk... 790 On The Gulf for lunch or dinner 850-650-4853?10 min walk...Camille's for Dinner 850-337-8860?10 min walk...Camille's Coffee Shop for Breakfast Lunch.. and rent bike also 850-337-8860?5 min drive... Twirl Frozen Yogurt Cafe 850-269-0439??9 min drive... play golf ......... ....Kelly Plantation Golf Club 850-650-7600- ------Emerald Bay Golf Club 850-837-5197?14 min drive... to The Village of Baytowne Wharf?850-267-8180?--- Outdoor Theater (movies for kids)?--- Restaurants?--- Shopping??5 min drive Destin Commons shopping with expansion coming 2014 850-654-2018?To name a few.....?--- Bass Pro Shop?--- Cache?--- Black & White?--- Chico's?--- Hard Rock Cafe??10 min drive to Silver Sands Outlet Mall?850-654-9771?8 min drive to Publix Supermarket or 12 to Winn Dixie?10 min Big Kahuna's Waterpark 850-837-8319?25 min Gulfarium Marine Park 850-243-9046?9 min The Track.. go carts 850-654-4668?9 min Putt Putt Golf 850-654-4668?15 min Harborwalk Village? 850-337-8500?--- Dolphin cruise 850-654-6888?--- Buccaneer Pirate cruise 850-269-0896?--- Pontoon & Waverunner rentals 850-650-0390?--- Deepsea Fishing charter or go see the catch of the day (Google Destin Fishing Charters)?--- Parasail 850-650-0390?--- Sunset cruise?--- Countless restaurants?--- Nightlife?10 min dr Fat Daddy's Arcade 850-424-6021?30 min dr to Air Force Armament Museum 850-882-4972

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this condo June 2011 and absolutely loved it. It was far enough away from the pool so there was not alot of noise at night. The condo had the most comfortable king size bed in the master room that I have ever slept in on vacation. Thank you guys for making this a very relaxing visit for us. We look forward to next year!
Jun 2011
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Crystal Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Great for rinsing off from the beach :-)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The Bathrooms function well together has a closet in the half bath. I keep the water heater turned up so it will last
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Mattress
  • The bedroom is complete with furniture end tables lamps New t.v. etc.. Sun and Fun
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We both have traveled to many different beaches but we just kept coming back to Destin!! The location of this condo offers so many advantages. All shopping is North just a bike ride away, Close to Destin Harbor and its restaurants and night life. But still very close to Sandestin and Seaside. Great walking and biking path right outside the front door! Beautiful white sand beach right outside the back door!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

"The Retreat" Ocean Front Ground Floor walkout 5 Star Platinum" Check out video
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WE WILL DEFINATELY BE REFERRING THIS CONDO TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS ! IT'S AN IDEAL LOCATION ! The pictures definately accurately reflected the condo's appearance and location... OCEAN FRONT ! Don't forget to eat at The Donut Hole, and we also love The Back Porch ! Matt was sooooo helpful and was exactly the type of person I want to deal with every year as I plan my vacation ! Thanks Matt, especially for letting me have the condo YOU planned for your family that very weekend on such late notice... wow !

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, tons of other families with children for our kids to play with. Walk to the beach can't be beat! Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo during a great spring break!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo for 4 nights with our 4 and 6 year olds. It was clean and had a good amount of space. It was amazing looking out at the beach ans ocean. We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Destin every summer since I was 9 years old ( Now 32 with my own kids). We have stayed in these condo's since they were built. This past year my husband and two kids stayed in Matt's condo. It was absolutely decorated great and Matt is one of the nicest owners I have dealt with. We love this beach and these condo's and I will be renting from him from now on. Just a great experience all around!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accomodations! Wonderful and very patient owner, Matt, who dealt with my "blonde moment". Precious condo, very nicely decorated. The view is phenomenal and the beach is right out the patio door! The only complaint, and it's not really a complaint, was our last night there the people above us must have been clogging lol. Can't express how much we have enjoyed staying here, and look forward to rebooking with Matt. We have had stayed at this particular location many times but this was our first time booking with Matt and having a first floor so Kudo's to you Matt and family you guys really did it up great!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to get away! The condo was incredibly clean and we wanted for nothing! Loved the chair and umbrella set up!!! Water was perfect temperature and clear, my favorite beach now!! Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Too much too list! Beach access with chair set up included. Complete full size kitchen, in unit washer and dryer, walking distance to the Crab Trap and more. Need more room vrbo 590908 Thats our 3 bedroom


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring break
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 4 2018 - May 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change to reservation is confirmed. Different rates in different seasons. prefer sat check outs or sat check in's

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