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Speaks: english, french

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

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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 :-)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Matthew (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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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"The Retreat" Ocean Front Ground Floor walkout 5 Star Platinum" Check out video
average rating of 4.6875 based on 19 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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  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation. Loved going to Destin and staying at Crystal Sands. Our condo was great! So pretty and had everything we needed. Loved our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I decided we really needed a weekend away. It was a last minute decision and had heard about this condo from an acquaintance. Once we called and verified that it luckily was available the owners were made it so easy to get everything taken care of and we left immediately after work. We walked in and were instantly in love with this condo! Huge sliding glass doors that open to the ocean and everything one could need! Loved it! It is close to everything and was like a little slice of Heaven for our family. So thankful and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Condo!

  • 5 of 5

It was my family's first time to Destin and we didn't know what to expect since it was also spring break. The condo was excellent! Had everything we needed and the decor was so cute. I loved being on the ground floor with the beach just outside. We have a 7 and 9 year old and they had the best time. There were other families with kids for them to play with and we were very happy that it wasn't a spring break party atmosphere. We have no complaints, it was one of the best beach vacations our family has been on. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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First Floor Convenience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in this first floor condo. Having the beach right out the back door was priceless and very convenient with 3 small children. We had room for all 6 of us and really enjoyed how close all the shops, restaurants and attractions were. Our favorite part, of course, was the amazing beach...the most beautiful sand and water we have ever seen! We were sad to leave. We also really appreciated the beach service and the nice pool. Thanks to Matt for all the help and communication before our trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely stay on Crystal Beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved the first floor stay great room great times.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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 Sands Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2016 - Aug 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
sprall rates
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
spring break
Mar 4 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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..
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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