It’s beach season! We all know what that means—it’s time to book a tropical-ish vacation. And there’s no better place to get away than the Emerald Coast. Fortunately, we offer a wide selection of Destin vacation rentals that fit the needs of all of our visitors. From luxury condos to coastal cottages, these properties provide relaxing accommodations, convenient beach access, and so much more.
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Currently, the demand for each of our Ocean Reef Resorts vacation rentals is at a record high. Not surprising, considering the popularity of Destin and 30A’s scenic beaches and the stress-free, vacation-friendly environment. These particular condo complexes, however, have outpaced all the others within our extensive selection. Internal, year-to-date demand metrics indicate that these four Destin vacation complexes are surging: Crystal Sands, Edgewater, Westwinds, and Blue Mountain Villas.
If you haven’t yet booked your Gulf Coast vacation, you better get on it soon. There’s a reason these condos are more popular than ever, so be sure to check out these rentals to see if they’re the right fit for you and your vacation!
1-2 Bedrooms / 1.5-2 Bathrooms / 6-12 Guests
Located in Destin’s Crystal Beach, Crystal Sands has taken its place as our third most popular beach condo. Its name really does say it all. The three-level beachfront complex sits right on the crystalline beach, showing off a shimmering shoreline of pearly sands and mesmerizing emerald waves. Our rental selection includes one- and two-bedroom condos that can accommodate anywhere from six to twelve guests. Each condo boasts incredible views of the Gulf from furnished balconies, as well as from the living room through sliding glass doors. All are tastefully appointed with beach décor and coastal accents. Guests of Crystal Sands enjoy comfortable vacation amenities, one of which includes a seasonally heated pool with a sunny patio, lounge chairs, and a nearby grilling station for tasty cookouts. The resort also features a boardwalk that leads directly to the beach. The complex’s Crystal Beach location places guests near a variety of other amusements, as well. Favorite restaurants like The Crab Trap Destin and 790 on the Gulf are within walking distance. The Destin Commons shopping center is only a mile up the road, and is home to popular restaurants and stores. Another must-visit spot includes HarborWalk Village, which offers all kinds of family-fun activities, seasonal events, tasty restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife.
1-3 Bedrooms / 1-3 Bathrooms / 4-10 Guests
Edging its way to the top of our rental list is Edgewater in Destin’s Miramar Beach. This condo complex is currently our fifth most popular condo. Inspired by terraced hotels on the French Riviera, Edgewater Resort rises elegantly above the Emerald Coast, like a ship skimming smoothly through ocean waves. Ocean Reef Resorts offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom beautifully appointed condos at this stunning resort. The condos can sleep anywhere from four to ten vacationers. Some of these include deluxe penthouse terrace properties, which boast 1,800 sq. ft. balconies that overlook the coastal horizon. All of the rental condos include luxurious living rooms with comfortable seating areas, open kitchens, and cozy sleeping accommodations. When staying at Edgewater, guests should be sure to take advantage of all the relaxing amenities provided. There is an incredible, multi-level aquatic center with two refreshing swimming pools, one of which is seasonally heated. It also features an expansive sundeck for lounging, a simmering hot tub, and a Tiki Hut Bar & Grill that serves poolside drinks and treats. Other amenities include an on-site fitness center, tennis courts, a shuffleboard court, a children’s playground, and meticulously manicured grounds. Edgewater’s convenient Miramar Beach location ensures guests can enjoy a variety of vacation fun. The nearby Village of Baytowne Wharf radiates a Disney-meets-New-Orleans vibe, and is home to delicious restaurants, seasonal events and festivals, live concerts, firework shows, and so much more. The discount designer outlet Silver Sands Premium Outlets is also a must-visit.
1-2 Bedrooms / 1-2.5 Bathrooms / 4-6 Guests
Located at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Westwinds is now our seventh most popular condo complex. The towering high rise has some of the best beach views, and each of its vacation condos takes advantage of these incredible vistas with beachfront balconies and large, Gulf-facing windows and glass doors. Our Westwinds rental selection includes one- and two-bedroom condos, which can host between four and six guests. These beachfront properties are perfect for romantic getaways and small family vacays. In addition to amazing views, each condo features comfortable living rooms, casual dining areas, sleek kitchens, and cozy bedrooms. Westwinds resort amenities add relaxation to every vacation. The beach-side pool allows guests to enjoy a freshwater dip while still basking in all of the Emerald Coast’s paradisical glory. The pool area is enhanced by an expansive patio studded with palms, a bubbling hot tub, and an outdoor tiki bar with poolside snacks and drinks. There is also an on-site fitness center and convenient beach access. Besides the beach, be sure to explore the surrounding Sandestin area. The Market Shops is an outdoor shopping mall that offers local shopping, tasty dining, and other coastal entertainment. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is only a quick shuttle ride away. Also nearby is Grand Boulevard, which is an upscale shopping center with restaurants, shops, and a movie theater.
Blue Mountain Villas
1-3 Bedrooms / 1-3.5 Bathrooms / 4-6 Guests
High five to Blue Mountain Villas on Scenic Highway 30A’s Blue Mountain Beach, which recently joined our top ten condo complexes for the first time. It is our most popular condo on 30A. This condo complex’s serene location ensures guests never forget that they’re vacationing in paradise. Situated atop the sand dunes, these condos enjoy dazzling beach views and convenient boardwalk access right to the sandy shore. Ocean Reef Resorts offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom rentals at this quiet complex. They can sleep anywhere from four to eight vacationers. Each condo boasts a breezy porch with beachfront views, sunny living rooms, and relaxing sleeping accommodations. The beautiful thing about this condo’s location, is that 30A is both walkable and bikeable, meaning you can easily get to where you need to go without a car. In Blue Mountain Beach, be sure to check out hotspots like Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, Red Fish Taco, and Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions. Down the road, Gulf Place is a vibrant town center with casual restaurants, outdoor art shops, a grassy amphitheater for outdoor concerts and events, and public beach access. Other nearby areas to visit include the iconic Seaside, artsy Grayton Beach, and upscale Rosemary Beach. Besides exploring the 30A towns, you might also want to tap into your outdoorsy side by biking scenic nature trails, paddle boarding on glassy dune lakes, fishing at sunrise, snorkeling in the emerald waves, and much more. Blue Mountain Villas makes sure its guests can experience all the best of 30A and the Emerald Coast!
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If you’re planning a beach vacation soon, don’t overlook these vacation condos that are more popular than ever. Book a stay and experience what everyone else loves about these places! Browse our Destin condo selection online, or give us a call at (800) 782-8736.