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Property Details

Updated: Jul 26, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Great property in Crystal Beach area of Destin....THE PLACE TO BE! -This is the nicest condo in Caribbean Dunes - newly renovated, floor, refrigerator, tile, furniture, luxury linens, lighting, paint, even air conditioning !!

EVERTHING is new, very clean, and extremely comfortable. There are two master suites each with their own private bath (one with a jacuzzi tub). One is on the main floor and one is the spacious upstairs loft for plenty of privacy. There is a new queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. Six can sleep comfortably and nobody is stuck with a bunk in the hall. The kitchen is quite large so there is plenty of room for the chefs in your group. We have just added beautiful blue glass tile and a new refrigerator. There are plenty of pot, pans, and of course dishes, silverware, and glassware. The large balcony has terrific views of the Gulf and we have added lovely 18" travertine tile so it is smooth on your bare feet. Relax and enjoy the view, nice breeze, and sunshine.

Walk to the end of the block to Camille's, one of Destin's favorite restaurants, and enjoy a cocktail or a nice meal.

Are your dates already booked? Check out our other vacation rentals.. listing numbers 114545 and 16342 right here on Vacation Rentals!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We came for a vacation and fell in love with Destin. We began doing vacation rentals in 2007. It gives us great joy to rent to our vacationing guests and hear about what a wonderful time they had in Destin. Most of our guests come back year after year. We feel like they are family. We are always available for our guests and take great pride in giving each of them excellent customer service. Making wonderful family memories in Destin is what it is all about. We have so many with our own children.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Mike & Tracy!



The condo is so lovely and well decorated. We had fun and the weather was perfect. Thanks again for allowing us to us your place.



Tarshian
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 23

36 Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

5

Very beautiful area, condo was perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful experience for us we will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo the near water . You got everything you needed in the condo . Love it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo near the water. Beautiful views from the condo look out

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

very nice

  • 4 of 5

we received our key to happiness and when we arrived the place did not disappoint! We had two small kids so I had to move some breakables off the table, but other than that, the place was very kid friendly. the pool was nice and clean and the grounds kept up very well. parking was great as it was very convenient and you always had a spot. what is nice is the ease and neighborhood feel. We walked to the outback and the gas station for an evening snack. Starbucks was at the mall which was across the street, very easy to order and pick up breakfast! Plenty to do in Destin and other than a brief 4 hour rain event, we were never without something to see or do. The place is stocked with kitchen equipment and though we never used it, it was all in great working order. The best part was the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. They always responded with questions and you felt at ease letting asking questions and always received quick responses. As far as cleanliness, the condo is in great shape and up to date. The walls were sound proof and I never heard my guests! (Hope they didn't hear our kids!). The place could use a better cleaning service as it did need a bit of a clean up when we arrived but we didn't mind, and we are a bit over the top on expectations... The other thing that may be good to know is that when you go to the beach, you can use the gate from across the street or the public access. we used the public access as it was 20 steps away. That said when you get on the beach, the condos on the beach rope off sections of the beach with threatening signs of trespassing if you walk on their section. This leaves you with quite a walk to get to an area to set up. We set up on the public area one day and it was fine, but if you think you can set up across the road you do so at the risk of harassment. We walked through the private areas the entire time and never were approached. I think this whole thing of roping off a beach is a bit stupid. I get the whole idea of wanting to make your condo area secluded for your guests, but in the old days you just set up where you wanted and spaced yourself out. I never had issues finding a spot on the beach. So I hope destin bans this one day. Until then just keep that in mind. if you walk to the west of the beach it is really nice by the dunes. All n all it was a very nice place to stay and I do recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the condo and that everyone (especially the children) had a wonderful vacation. We take great pride in ownership and our goal is providing outstanding customer service and sharing with our guests properties that are comfortable, cozy and clean. We have used the same cleaning service for a number of years and we have come to know and realize that they are dependable and meticulous in their care of our properties. This is our commitment to all our guests. We want to ensure that each and every guest receives the best possible experience from us. There are 13 public beach access points within the city limits of Destin, eleven of which are city-owned facilities, one owned by the county and one owned by the state. Fortunately this condo is located directly by the Shirah Street public beach, so there is plenty of room to pitch an umbrella and enjoy the gulf. As for the beach access, gulf-front condos seasonally rope off their beaches for “exclusive” use of their guests (the ropes and signs disappear fall through spring). Approximately 60 percent of Florida coastline is now private. The “no trespassing” signs are there in the summer, however they do not and cannot stop through foot traffic on the shoreline. In fact, 20' feet from the mean high water mark by the beach is considered public, so while you might have a private beach, the part you probably want to sit on is considered public. While beachfront property owners in Florida generally have title to the dry sand beach down to the average high tide line, the ownership of property does not necessarily extend to what is referred to as wet sand beach. We try to stay well-informed on this topic for the benefit of all our guests. For a beach front option, you can always vacation at our gulf front Majestic Sun condo. You will find that newly renovated condo very inviting with wonderful views. Again, thank you for the review and the recommendation that this is a “very nice place to stay and that you do recommend staying here.”
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Charlie & Denise R.

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation! My family truly enjoyed our week stay at the Caribbean Dunes. The location was great. I loved being at the Crystal Beach end of Destin. It was close to everything that we were interested in. The 2 red flags on day 1 and 2 were disappointing, but didn't prevent us from enjoying the sand, view and dipping our feet. After that, nothing but beautiful water and weather. We used the public beach entrances and were just fine with that...just a short walk across the street to the beach. The unit was perfect for our family, clean, cool, and beautifully decorated. We will recommend this condo to our friends and family! Thanks again for letting us use your condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for being our guests and for the complimentary review. We are so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful time on vacation. We truly love the Crystal Beach area of Destin the best. It is quiet when you want quiet and yet close enough to everything you could want to do in Destin. Thank you for recommending Caribbean Dunes to your friends and family. We hope that you will return often.
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5

Great Location and Great People!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our weekend beach stay. It is in a great location, just a short walk away from delicious food (Camille's) and the beautiful beach! The owners showed great hospitality, and I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I'm planning a trip to Destin.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed the condo and it's excellent location. Thank you for the great review. We love to eat at Camille's too. The food is fantastic! We appreciate your nice compliments on our hospitality and want all of our guests to know that we are always available for them. We are glad that you will be back and look forward to it.
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean and well furnished apartment.

Lots of help and advice from the owners.

Nice restaurants in walking distance.

The only quibble is the key to the private entrance to the beach. I can't see the point of it as you can only use the public beach.

The actual public beach entrance is only a few yards away and no messing with keys.

But overall, highly recommended .

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for the wonderful five star review. We love the location as well and feel that it can't be beat. We are always available for our guests and make certain to provide them with plenty of great information on Destin, the condo and things to do and see in the area. From here you can walk to Camille's, 790 On The Gulf, and several more wonderful restaurants. There are three beach entrances across the street from the condo. Two are public and one is the deeded gate. They are all great options.
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Location

From the Owner

Caribbean Dunes is at the quiet end of Old Scenic 98 and is absolutely relaxing. The area is known as Crystal Beach for the exceptionally clean clear water and sugar white sand. It is the best area of Destin. After staying in different areas ourselves this is where we knew we wanted to be. We are certain you will love it too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Destin at 3 Miles Nearest Barpub : Camille's Nearest Restaurant : A few to choose from Nearest Beach : Gulf Of Mexico Car: recommended

It's next to everything......restaurants, shopping, etc....

Putt putt, go carts, numerous golf courses, water park, para sail, boat rentals, harbor, jet ski rentals, charter fishing, and plenty of sun & fun!

Baytown Wharf for dining, shopping, and clubs. For discount shopping the Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

For the golfers: 1) Indian Bayou Golf Club 2)Emerald Bay Golf Club, 3) Regatta Bay Golf Club, 4) Kelly Plantation Golf Club

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,349
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$159
$969
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$124
$749
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$98
$599
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$88
$499
 
 
Winter Snowbirds
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 3 2017
21 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,049
 
 
Mid Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
 
 
Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$146
$899
 
 
Memorial Day
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,379
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,349
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
$999
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

We fell in love with this condo the minute we walked in the front door. It is larger than most we had seen. The kitchen is large and so is the balcony. The floor plan is unique with the two master bedrooms. We love that no one has to sleep in a hall bunk. The setting is lovely with tropical plants and flowers everywhere. It give you a wonderful feeling of rest and relaxation. You can hear the birds sing at this end of Destin. It's beautiful.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub, jacuzzi tub, large vanity, linen closet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, private bath for second master bedroom
  • Each bedroom has a private bath. We supply the bath linens. Bring your beach towels.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, king bed, dresser, closet, TV, private bath, ceiling fan
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, queen bed, dresser, TV, closet, private bath, ceiling fan
  • Each of the bedroom has a private bath. There is also a pull out sleeper sofa in the living room as well as a twin roll away for extra guests.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • pool, hot tub, private beach access Camille's restaurant, bicycle rental, kayak rental, moped/scooter rentals are all at the end of the block. six miles to the famous Destin Harbor

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