10 Ground Floor Beachfront Destin Condos

Walk out to paradise from these 1st floor vacation rentals!

Posted on 1/8/2021

Ocean Reef Resorts offers hundreds of first-rate vacation rental properties of all kinds in Destin, Miramar Beach, Scenic 30A in South Walton, and Panama City Beach. The most popular properties are usually right on the beautiful bright beach facing the Gulf of Mexico's glowing jewel-toned waters. However, some of our guests desire a little more, like having a first-floor beach level condo. Such properties don't require the use of an elevator, so it places you steps away from the sugary shore. They come with ground-level patios instead of beachfront balconies and often have pool views, direct gulf views, and closer proximity to the water's edge. This allows you to enjoy soothing surf sounds on cool nights if you open windows, which can lull you off to dreamland.

The following 10 Destin beachfront condos all have ground floor beach level locales. They are located at Beachside Towers II, Capistrano, Crystal Sands, Crescent, Edgewater, Emerald Dunes, Grandview, and Villa Burago. Here is a quick snapshot of each!

Beachside Towers II

Beachside Towers II

We have two beachfront ground floor condos available at the Beachside Towers II luxury tower on the fabulous exclusively gated grounds of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Perfect as a romantic rendezvous for two, both units can sleep four with use of a queen-sized sleeper sofa.

Beachside Towers II 4203

Beachside Towers II 4203

1 Bedroom / 1 bathroom / 4 Guests

Beachside Towers II 4203 features a deck that overlooks the lush green lawn, crystalline dunes, and entrancing tropical palms as the gulf shines in the distance. This makes the perfect spot to relax over favorite drinks while refreshing your spirit in this ideal part of paradise.

Beachside Towers II 4210

1 Bedroom / 1 bathroom / 4 Guests

Beachside Towers II 4210 sits conveniently poolside up front and center with views out towards the glorious gulf. The big pool is heated seasonally so that you may take a dip any time of the year. A wall of windows in the Master Suite provides engaging views of the pool, and you don't even have to get out of bed to see the terrific tropical scenery.

Crystal Sands

Crystal Sands Condo

We offer one beautiful beach level vacation rental at Crystal Sands. This complex is a decidedly laid back vacation enclave that is somewhat surprising since it's near almost everything Destin has to offer. This one-bedroom condo can sleep six gulf going guests since, in addition to the master bedroom, there are hall bunks and a sleeper sofa. It sits high upon a soaring white dune with its swimming pool, and all units overlook the private crystalline beach below that parallels the beautiful gulf. The dazzling views sometimes include pods of delightful dolphins frolicking in the distance who seem to beckon you to come down for a swim.

Crystal Sands 107A

Crystal Sands Ground Floor Condo

1 Bedroom / 1.5 bathrooms / 6 Guests

Crystal Sands 107A takes full advantage of these stunning vistas since the glass doors provide a quadruple set of windows for views from the living area. The patio is only steps away from the stairs that lead down to the brilliantly bright crystalline beach.


Edgewater Condo

The Edgewater has a set of two swimming pools beside the beautiful beach that provides simultaneous views of the striking seascape. One pool features a cascading waterfall while the other pool is heated seasonally. A poolside Tiki Hut serves tropical drinks, savory snacks, and sandwiches while a simmering hot provides bubbling relaxation. This lush tropical setting offers panoramic views of the glittering gulf that spreads out like a watery jewel towards the southern horizon.

Edgewater 204

3 Bedroom / 3 bathroom / 8 Guests

Edgewater 204 is a three-bedroom residence that can sleep up to eight in a spacious 1,490 square foot residence—sliding glass doors off the main living area frame these vistas across the lush lawns overlook the glistening gulf in the distance. A covered patio with a table and chairs allows you to enjoy these views. The terrace is also conveniently accessible from the Master Bedroom Suite.

Edgewater 205

Edgewater Ground Floor Condo

Edgewater 205 is a one-bedroom residence that can sleep four privileged guests and overlooks this greatly alluring part of paradise. Sliding glass doors provide access and frame the views from indoors, which includes a comfortably furnished open living area. A private patio invites you to enjoy these vibrant views while perhaps sipping some tropical drinks.

Emerald Dunes

Emerald Dunes Vacation Rental

Emerald Dunes is a six-story condo complex ideally placed in the center of Crystal Beach. This prestigious community offers convenient access to the very best of Destin along with gated beach access, a seasonally heated community pool, hot tub, and commercial grade grilling facilities.

Emerald Dunes 105

Emerald Dunes Ground Floor Condos

2 Bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / 8 Guests

Emerald Dunes 105 has two bedrooms and can sleep up to eight carefree beach-going guests. This low-rise condominium is perfectly named since it overlooks the "emerald" toned waters of the gulf where it sits upon some sugary white "dunes."  A covered patio off the open living area faces a strip of green lawn bordering these dunes that are embellished with sea oats, and the glistening gulf serves as a gorgeous backdrop. This dune level vacation rental residence is only a handful of steps away from steps that lead down to the beautifully beguiling beach.


Grandview Condo

Grandview is also aptly named since this exclusive mid-rise vacation gulf front condominium has a commanding "grand view" of the glowing waters that extend far into the horizon. A large oval-shaped sparkling swimming pool that's seasonally heated looks down upon the shimmering white ribbon of sugary sand beside the jeweled water's edge.

Grandview 101

Grand View Ground Floor Condo

3 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / 8 Guests

Grandview 101 is a luxurious three-bedroom vacation rental that can sleep up to eight pampered guests. This spacious 2,200 square foot "end unit" provides multiple views of the breathtaking gulf and a sense of privileged residence. Walls of glass doors provide precious views from both the open living area and Master Bedroom Suite. A classically columned covered veranda spans alongside a lush lawn that overlooks the gleaming gulf. You will find yourself drawn to spend a lot of time here relaxing with loved ones while experiencing the heavenly vistas and enjoying the gentle balmy breezes.


Capistrano Vacation Rental

Capistrano in Seacrest Beach is one of the few gulf-front condos in South Walton that is pet friendly, so don't forget to bring your small dog. If it is the excitement you are seeking, then venture just off the grounds of Capistrano and explore the many thrills that Seacrest Beach or venture further to the neighboring towns of Seagrove, Seaside, and Rosemary Beach.

Capistrano 101

Capistrano 101 Vacation Rental

2 Bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / 4 Guests

Capistrano 101 is a completely and fashionably appointed condo that features two bedrooms and can accommodate four happy beachgoers. Although Capistrano 101 is located in South Walton, off 30A, this beautiful unit is pet friendly, so feel free to bring that beloved four-pawed family member with you! An arched opening leads graciously into a hallway towards the spacious separate sleeping quarters, including the Master Bedroom and Guest Room. The Master Bedroom has a full private bath en suite, and a plush king-size bed faces a wall-mounted TV. The serenely colored Guest Bedroom has a queen-size bed. The outdoor patio invites you to enjoy the views and listen to the soothing surf sounds. The lawn is bordered by indigenous tropical plantings beside the top of the dune that has stairs leading down to the beautiful beach.

Villa Burago

Villa Burago Vacation Rental

Villa Burago is a newly constructed four-story mega-mansion condominium with an excellent location in the heart of Destin's Miramar Beach. Each of the units provides endless 180-degree views of the glittering jewel-toned gulf. A paver stone walkway leads out to a lovely lagoon shaped beachside swimming pool embraced by a spacious palm-studded patio. The pool sits beside a sugary dune with stunning views of the shimmering crystalline shoreline and emerald-toned gulf waters. A bubbling hot tub nearby provides soothing relaxation. You are so close to the beach that in less than a minute, you may go from taking a freshwater pool plunge to luxuriating in the glowing gulf.

Villa Burago I

Villa Burago I Ground Floor Condo

Villa Burago I encompasses 4,389 square feet of ground-floor space in a magnificent new mega-mansion style condominium that offers glamourous views of the jeweled gulf. Five spacious bedrooms with luxurious en suite baths can accommodate up to sixteen favored guests in a palatial setting. Walls of windows in the large open living area and a formal turret tower dining room look out upon a lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool, a simmering hot tub, and the glorious gulf.


Crescent Vacation Rental

The Crescent is a four-story complex with a highly sought after location on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, just east of Destin. It is centered on a large, lavish lagoon-shaped swimming pool that is adorned with palm trees. Another pool is tucked in beside it, and a bubbling hot tub nearby provides soothing relaxation. The southwestern exposure offers panoramic views of the glittering jewel-toned gulf that is especially highlighted by spectacular sunsets that occur over the water from early October thru early March. A stairway leads down the sugary dune to the bright white beach below. There is also an arcade and a state of the art fitness center on-site.

Crescent 108

Crescent 108 Vacation Rental

3 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / 12 Guests

Crescent 108 welcomes you to your tropical paradise! This elegant, gracious three-bedroom condo that sleeps up to 12 fortunate beach-going guests defines the tropics with a stunning sugary shoreline setting.

Enjoy checking out our Ocean Reef Resorts website for full detailed descriptions, multiple images, and aerial views of these 10 ground floor beachfront condos to pick your favorite. You'll be happy you did!


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