Crystal Villas Destin on Scenic Highway 98 is very aptly named. Eons ago during the last Ice Age, pure white quartz crystal rocks were shaved off the Appalachian Mountains and washed down into the Gulf. Tidal action over many thousands of years grounded the quartz into a fine white powder to create a dazzling white sand crystalline shoreline. Today these beautiful beaches overlook the jewel-toned waters of what is famously known as The Emerald Coast. Crystal Villas takes full advantage of this blessing since this small low-rise complex sits less than 50-feet away from the shimmering shore. The sun sparkles across the jeweled waters as far as one can see into the sunny southern horizon and often pods of dolphin are seen frolicking in the distance.
Ocean Reef Resorts is proud to offer two private condo vacation rentals in this stunning setting. Besides the sweeping panoramic views from the gulf front balconies guests also enjoy the soothing surf sounds due to their close proximity to the water's edge. Crystal Villas has a community swimming pool available, which is seasonally heated for use year-round.
The Crystal Villas beachfront location at the far western end of Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin is popular among our guests. Here you will be less than five minutes away from a wide range of grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and retail shops. Two favorite waterfront restaurants, Beach Walk Cafe and 790 on the Gulf, are just a short stroll away down the beach.
Nearby the Disneyesque retail village of Destin Commons has become a Mecca for area shopping. It has received multiple accolades and is considered the most popular retail complex in Destin. It is anchored by an excellent big Bass Pro Shop and a Belk's Department Store. There are stores for Women's Wear, Men's Wear, Children's Clothing, Toys, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Electronics, Shoes, Decorative Arts and Home Furnishings. This is all connected along a pedestrian-friendly avenue with piped-in music and studded with Royal Palm trees. It meanders through this almost European styled village setting that's complete with flag topped turrets and an old fashioned clock tower. A central Fountain Plaza has an ever-changing display of geysers that spurt out of a patio and kids are encouraged to play there. An AMC Theater provides state of the art stadium seating on multiple screens with sophisticated around sound systems in place. A huge amount of restaurants, eateries, and bars are located throughout Destin Commons.
If you're looking for fun times, this location is equidistant from bustling Destin and magical Miramar Beach. Destin's HarborWalk Village on the marina has loads of waterfront restaurants, lively bars, outdoor concerts, festivals, and seasonal fireworks. Miramar Beach features the enchanting New Orleans French Quarter inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf, along with the luxurious Grand Boulevard at Sandestin with another wide array of restaurants, bars, fun festive events, free concerts and amusements for kids. One of the nation's largest designer discount centers is also in Miramar Beach and is known as the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, with over 125 world-class stores for bargain shopping.
Big Kahuna's giant waterpark is also near Crystal Villas providing a world of sparkling fun and a tropically landscaped miniature golf course. Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special reduced rates there as well as at HarborWalk Village for water recreation craft, fishing charters, pontoon boat rentals and a number of cruise adventures!
Here are two wonderful distinctive vacation rentals we offer at Crystal Villas, so take a look and pick a favorite that suits your needs.
Crystal Villas A5
Crystal Villas A5 is a one-bedroom vacation rental that can sleep six since, besides the charming Master Bedroom, there is a twin bunk off the hallway and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area. This open living area is light and bright with dazzling views of the glistening Gulf since this sought after end unit has extra sunny windows for expansive views. A wall with two sets of sliding glass doors leads out onto the breezy beachfront balcony off this second-story residence. Two outdoor tables and chairs there invite you to enjoy favorite drinks, appetizers, or an intimate dinner while savoring the view and listening to the glorious surf. A dove gray leather couch and love seat face this breathtaking landscape along with a TV for entertainment. A round glass-topped table nearby has four decorative bent cane framed chairs for delightful dining. Three matching raised cane chairs sit beside a long faux butcher block counter bar facing the open kitchen. Here you'll enjoy the use of modern stainless steel appliances including a side by side refrigerator. The spacious cottage styled Master Bedroom has a sunny window, a king-sized bed with a tufted creamy white spread, a plush armchair, a hardwood armoire that houses a TV for viewing pleasure and a full en suite bath. Another half bath off the hallway serves as a convenient powder room near the bunk beds.
Crystal Villas A9
Crystal Villas A9 is an opulent three-bedroom beachfront vacation residence that sleeps 10 fortunate guests. It provides a tropical setting that includes a rich blend of furnishings that blend old-world Mediterranean styling with a contemporary look. This sought after end unit also offers extra light and views of the gleaming Gulf. The spacious living area features a dramatic soaring cathedral ceiling, and the distinctive upscale décor includes plush furnishings. A comfortable couch and adjoining love seat are tropically inspired and attired with a subtle leopard patterned fabric. They face a large wall-mounted TV and the double glass doors that frame the glistening Gulf. A sidewall with regal white accent chairs includes two additional windows that provide a bright ambiance. One portion of this room has a round dining table with five elegant cushioned chairs with sleek, chic hardwood frames. A carved Mediterranean styled antique buffet table has two charming vintage lamps that flank a long mirror that reflects the spaciousness of this room. The contemporary open kitchen includes decorative flourishes including a marble tile sided bar with a mottled granite top along with four rich chocolate-colored saddle topped stools. An open staircase gracefully ascends to a loft-style bedroom that overlooks the living area and has two queen-sized beds. The handsome Master Bedroom has a stately aristocratic look with a king-sized four-poster bed, a dark brown dresser, bedside tables with charming lamps, decorative starburst mirrors, a sunny window, a wall-mounted TV and a luxury en suite bath. The Guest Bedroom also includes a regally appointed king-sized bed, a dresser, and wall-mounted TV with access to a full hall bath that also serves as a powder room.
Be sure to check photos of these Crystal Villas Vacation Rentals as well as their great values here on our user-friendly Ocean Reef Resorts website. Remember too that this may suit your needs perfectly when you want to be close by to friends or family but still need your own private space. After all, you can still all hang out together, having fun while sunning on the crystalline white beach. Perhaps you'll see a pod of dolphin swim by!