About this rental
Relax, rejuvenate and refresh! Imagine waking up refreshed from the best night's sleep thanks to a comfortable bed, soft, cool cotton sheets, and the sound of waves from the sound machine. Make a delicious cup of coffee, whip up a good breakfast and enjoy each other's company at the breakfast bar. Next, it's time get ready for a day at the beach! The sun is shining, the water is emerald green and clear and the sand is pure white and soft! Get the wagon out from under the bunks, fill the cooler (provided) with your favorite drinks and snacks! We have everything you need for a day at the beach: beach chairs, beach towels, and floaties! Make the short trip to the soft sand and claim your spot! Feel the breeze on your face while reading your favorite book, and just relax.
Head back to your condo for lunch in the cool air conditioning. After lunch, take a refreshing dip in the pool. It's heated on cooler days or enjoy the hot tub year-round. Maybe a nice nap after the dip in the pool, why not?! You are on vacation!!
For dinner, grill some sizzling steaks on BBQ located below the balcony. After dinner, watch the sunset from the comfy Adirondack chairs on the private, gated balcony.
After the sun sets, grab the lanterns and head back to the beach for a romantic walk by the light of the moon. Feel the waves lap at your feet and the sea breeze blowing on your face. It's a whole other kind of beautiful, private, and secluded feeling at night. It can also be pretty exciting to catch a fireworks show from your balcony after dark!
Head in to watch your favorite Netflix show together or play one of the many board games or listen to your favorite music on the Alexa. Maybe you want to settle in for a romantic movie or a cuddle on the sofa-sleeper. The 49" smart TV has cable, Amazon, and Netflix for all of your viewing needs!
Be sure to take advantage and wash all the swimsuits and towels in the hall washer/dryer to be ready for another big day of fun tomorrow! Forget your charger? Not to worry, you'll find a convenient charging station with room for up to six devices. It's been a great day but it's time to get another awesome night's sleep to have more fun tomorrow. The kids will love the hall bunks, especially made for them!
You will love the fantastic location with easy access to Crystal Beach, shopping at the Destin Commons, dining, golf, and family fun activities.
We've taken great care to ensure that your stay is both enjoyable and safe. All mattresses have bedbug and stain-resistant covers as well as full laundry service that ensures that all your bedding and towels are cleaned and sanitized after every guest.
Now that you've decided you found the best place to relax on your vacation, all you have left to do is book! We'll take care of the rest!
There is so much to do in the Crystal Beach area. Destin Commons is 1.3 miles away (across Hwy 98). They boast 95+ stores and restaurants. They also have an AMC Movie Theater and underwater-themed bowling alley. There is something for everyone at Destin Commons! There is a Bass Pro in that same shopping area as well as a Whole Foods! Publix is nearby as well.
Nearby family fun includes The Track - Amusement park with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars & boats, kids' rides & arcade. Big Kahunas Water Park has rides, slides, waves, rivers, and pools! They also have the Skycoaster for thrill-seekers.
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**Due to Covid & storms, we strongly encourage all of our guests to purchase traveler's insurance. Be sure you get CFAR "cancel for any reason", which is usually an upgrade but worth the investment!
** As of June 9th 2019 - a Ring Doorbell has been installed on the outside of the door. It's the only camera on this property.
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We Strongly encourage renters to get rental insurance. Make sure there is a CFAR (cancel for any reason) clause in it - this is usually an upgrade but would cover weather and virus/illness. It's a fraction of the cost of the trip and peace of mind you won't lose any money!
***Please note that due to Covid-19, all decorative pillows will be removed.
**Due to limited availability - please bring your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 09:00
We are a corner unit. Less neighbor noise and complete privacy with a large, gated wrap around balcony. We believe in a good nights sleep! We have all new beds and added toppers to the Master King bed for extra comfort. We also have sound machines to assist in your great nights sleep! Black out curtains will let you sleep in. We have cable in the living room and the bedroom as well as Amazon, so you'll never miss your favorite shows. We are in a smaller community - just 3 floors. It's quieter and more homey than a high rise. We are walking distance to 3 great restaurants - heading west you'll find Camille's - Restaurant up top serves locally caught seafood with a wide menu, while the cafe downstairs has awesome coffee, great breakfast and lunch and live music. 790 is a fabulous beach-side restaurant with a delicious more upscale menu. Heading East you'll find Crap Trap, a popular beach-side restaurant with awesome views.
Why Kids Love It
Kids love the bunk beds with new mattresses in the hall! They love the poufs under the coffee table too. The Alexa with loaded games is also a big hit with the kids.
Centrally located with easy access to the beach, shopping, and dining. A quick 17 miles to the Fort Walton airport! Off of Scenic Hwy 98
There is so much to do in the Crystal Beach area. Destin Commons is 1.3 miles away (across Hwy 98). They boast 95+ stores and restaurants. They also have an AMC Movie Theater and underwater themed bowling alley. There is something for everyone at Destin Commons! There is a Bass Pro in that same shopping area as well as a Whole Foods! Publix is nearby as well.
Nearby family fun includes The Track - Amusement park with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars & boats, kids' rides & arcade. Big Kahunas Water Park has rides, slides, waves, rivers and pools! They also have the Skycoaster for thrill seekers.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Restaurants - Camille's, 790 and Crab Trap. There is also water sports rentals at the beach and you can rent chair service as well.
Favorite Places To Eat
The Back Porch, McGuires, Boshamps, Deweys, Old Bay Steamer
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Deep Sea Fishing
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 22 - Sep 22 2023
Sep 23 - Sep 23 2023
Sep 24 - Sep 30 2023
Oct 01 - Oct 31 2023
Nov 01 - Nov 30 2023
Cleaning Fee: $165
Tax Rate: 13%
Last updated September 21, 2023
Hosted by Deb Paul
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 2019
About the owner: Hi, we are James and Deb Paul from Charleston, SC! Like most people, we love vacations and we work hard all year long just to enjoy a vacation week together as a family. James and I have been vacationing in Destin for many years. We love the white, soft sand, emerald green water and the fresh seafood caught straight from the Gulf. What an amazing treat that is!
Each year we booked a different rental unit, searching to find that one special place. We wanted a good night’s sleep in an updated unit with a view. We never found that place! Either the beds weren’t comfortable, it was too far from the beach, it wasn’t updated, or it was too expensive.
As avid beach lovers, we decided to invest our retirement savings into solving this problem! We set out to find a vacation rental that we could put our personal touch on and provide affordable luxury. We found the perfect location in January 2019, and renovated it top to bottom. Our mission is to share our piece of paradise with other families so that they have what we were looking for, a comfortable, affordable vacation rental that provides great value so they can get on with creating memories.
Why this property? I fell in love with the view the minute I stepped outside. The large private balcony was a rare find.
Great location enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the comfortable rocking chair looking at the golf. Close by to Camille‘s where they have entertainment on Thursday and Friday night and also Sunday morning. Very convenient for shopping and restaurants. Lots of nice amenities in the unit.The owners were lovely to work with and responded quickly to any concerns or questions.
Stayed: January 2022 Submitted: January 31, 2022
Fantastic place. Cozy comfortable and lots of nice touches
Our stay was very enjoyable. We loved sitting on the balcony seeing the gulf across the street. We walked to Camille’s 5 minute walk and enjoy coffee and the live entertainment on Thursday and Friday evenings. Sunday mornings were great as well with the entertainment and the great breakfast choicesThe location is perfect. Very convenient to lots of restaurants and shopping. The owners were so very kind and responsive.Great value
Stayed: January 2022 Submitted: January 31, 2022
We had a great time. The condo we stayed in at the Grand Caribbean West was very charming and the view of the Gulf was perfect. We did lots of walking and our favorite place to go was the outside bar at the Crab Trap to watch the sunset. We even caught some dolphins jumping one day. We plan on going back in May.
Stayed: November 2021 Submitted: November 24, 2021
Thank you for the review, Karen! We hope to see you again in May!
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It was a very clean Condo , nice location , enjoyed it very much. It was close to the beach and had some delicious seafood too eat and biking areas . The weather was perfect in the low 80’s high 70’s .
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: November 01, 2020
We had a fantastic stay! The wrap around porch was our favorite part! We spent a lot of time out there. The beds were also very comfortable! The owners were very helpful. We would definitely recommend it to someone else! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: July 10, 2020
Thank you for the review Becky!! We loved hosting you! Please come back and stay with us again!
Hosted by Deb Paul