Ground Floor Beachfront Destin Condos

Walk out to paradise from these first floor vacation rentals!

Posted on 4/5/2024

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 Destin beachfront condos all have ground floor beach level locales. They are located at Beach Manor, Beachside Towers II, Capistrano, Crescent, Crystal Sands, Edgewater, Emerald Dunes, Grandview, Huntington by the Sea Sunseekers, and Windancer. Here is a quick snapshot of each!

Beach Manor

Cradled within the exclusive gates of Tops'l Resort, Beach Manor offers a prime beachfront location that sets it apart as a coveted destination in Miramar Beach. Revered as the crown jewel of the resort, Beach Manor boasts direct access to the pristine sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf, ensuring a memorable stay for guests seeking both luxury and the tranquility of nature. The complex's proximity to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore untouched coastal landscapes, including rare dune lakes and lush forests. Amenities at Beach Manor are designed to enhance the guest experience, featuring a full fitness facility, sauna, beachfront lagoon-shaped pool, and a hot tub nestled within a glass-topped sunroom for year-round enjoyment.

Beach Manor 108

Beach Manor 108 Ground Floor Patio

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Beach Manor 108 offers a welcoming retreat for six guests with its ground-floor convenience and patio opening onto a lush green lawn that leads to the white sandy beach. The interior exudes a coastal charm, highlighted by beach-washed hardwood tile flooring and marine life sculptures. The living area is furnished with a white slip-covered couch (doubling as a queen-sized sleeper sofa), a matching armchair with an ottoman, and accent chairs, all centered around a rustic cocktail table. Sliding glass doors offer stunning views of the tropical seascape, inviting the outdoors in. The adjacent dining area, with its simple elegance, and the bright, well-equipped kitchen allow for effortless entertaining. The primary bedroom, with its cottage-style decor and king-sized bed, offers direct patio access and serene seascape views, along with an en-suite bathroom. A specially designed bunk room caters to younger guests or additional company.

Beachside Towers II

Beachside Towers II, nestled within the exclusively gated Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, presents a luxurious beachfront presence and features two ground-floor condos perfect for couples or small groups, each accommodating four guests with a queen-sized sleeper sofa. This architectural marvel, visible from the resort's palm-lined entry, showcases its stepped facade against the backdrop of emerald waters and white sands. Amenities include a beachfront pool beside a boardwalk that leads to the Gulf and proximity to The Beach House restaurant for gourmet dining. Beyond its stunning views and beach access, the resort offers an expansive range of entertainment, from golf and tennis to the bustling Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard, ensuring a memorable and diverse vacation experience.

Beachside Towers II 4203

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 4 Guests

Beachside Towers II 4203 is a first-floor, one-bedroom vacation rental that seamlessly blends indoor comfort with the natural beauty of its beachfront setting. With an expansive covered walk-out patio, guests are treated to serene views of manicured lawns and the Gulf's glistening waters just beyond, creating the perfect backdrop for enjoying tropical drinks and relaxation. The interior exudes laid-back elegance, from the dove gray wraparound couch (doubling as a queen-sized sleeper sofa) and cheerfully patterned armchair to the whimsical art and a kitchen that keeps the outside scenery in view. The regal primary bedroom features a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors that enhance the sense of spaciousness, along with direct access to a full bath.

Beachside Towers II 4210

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 4 Guests

Beachside Towers II 4210 is a one-bedroom vacation rental that merges urban chic with coastal ease. It features a queen sleeper sofa in the living area and stunning views of the Gulf-front pool. The interior boasts a creamy white couch, blonde hardwood tile, and mirrored walls for expanded space perception, alongside sliding doors leading to a poolside patio. The modern kitchen shines with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and black granite countertops. The primary suite offers a king-sized bed, picturesque pool and Gulf views, and direct access to a bathroom with a sleek granite-topped vanity. This condensed sanctuary is perfect for a romantic getaway or a small family vacation.


Capistrano, nestled along the scenic 30A in Seacrest Beach, stands out as a rare gem among South Walton's beachfront condos, welcoming guests and their small dogs to a pet-friendly oasis. This intimate, low-rise complex offers direct access to the tranquil sugar-white sands and mesmerizing Gulf views, ensuring a serene beachfront experience. Each condo boasts a private patio or balcony, presenting the perfect vantage point for soaking in the Gulf's vast beauty. Beyond its idyllic location, Capistrano invites adventure seekers to explore the vibrant communities of Seacrest Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, and Rosemary Beach, each a short distance away and brimming with local thrills. For those desiring a blend of relaxation, scenic beauty, and the warmth of a pet-friendly accommodation, Capistrano emerges as an unparalleled choice.

Capistrano 102

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Capistrano 102 is a completely and fashionably appointed condo that features two bedrooms and can accommodate six happy beachgoers. This beautiful unit is located in South Walton on 30A and 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 Primary Bedroom and Guest Room. The Primary 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 and a full-sized futon. 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.


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

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Crescent 108 is a luxurious three-bedroom condo that can accommodate up to 12 beach-going guests in tropical style. With sliding glass balcony doors in the living area and the master bedroom, this condo offers breathtaking views of the lagoon-shaped swimming pool and the glittering jewel-toned gulf. The comfortable living area features a plush couch, a dining ensemble, and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, a full en suite bath, and direct access to the balcony. The two additional bedrooms include one with a full en suite bath and one with bunk beds and access to a full hall bath.

Crystal Sands

Crystal Sands

Nestled in Destin's sought-after Crystal Beach area, Crystal Sands offers a unique blend of serenity and convenience in its picturesque beachfront location. Comprising two three-story buildings, this destination provides an intimate setting for guests, setting it apart from the high-rise condos dotting the coastline. The name Crystal Sands accurately reflects the stunning, crystal-clear sands and the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico that lie just steps away. The complex's low-rise design fosters a tranquil atmosphere, inviting guests to enjoy a peaceful retreat amidst the natural beauty of the Gulf. Amenities like a seasonally heated swimming pool and a communal grilling area enhance the experience, allowing for easy transitions from cool pool waters to warm Gulf waves. Whether it's basking in the sun on the pristine beach or enjoying a home-cooked meal by the grill, Crystal Sands embodies the essence of a relaxing beach vacation in the heart of Destin.

Crystal Sands 112A

Crystal Sands 112A Patio

1 Bedroom / 1 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Crystal Sands 112A is a cozy retreat designed for small families or a romantic getaway, comfortably accommodating up to six guests. The condo boasts a covered patio offering breathtaking views of the Gulf and effortless access to the soft, sandy beach. With a seasonally provided beach setup of two chairs and one umbrella, relaxation is guaranteed. Inside, the living, dining, and kitchen areas provide a seamless flow of space, illuminated by natural light from the sliding glass doors that showcase the Gulf's magnificence. Rustic beach-inspired decor, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, and vibrant furnishings create a welcoming atmosphere. The round glass-topped dining table and quartz-topped entertainment bar offer elegant spaces for dining and socializing, while the well-equipped kitchen caters to all culinary needs. The primary bedroom exudes a beachy vibe with its light hardwood furnishings and direct access to the shared bathroom, complemented by a bunk nook for additional sleeping arrangements.


The Edgewater enchants guests with its splendid beachfront locale, where two spectacular swimming pools merge leisure with breathtaking seascape views. The first pool, adorned with a cascading waterfall, adds a touch of serenity, while the second is heated seasonally, offering comfort amidst the cooler months. Nestled beside these aquatic retreats, a poolside Tiki Hut delights with tropical drinks, savory snacks, and sandwiches, complementing the relaxation offered by a nearby simmering hot tub. This verdant oasis, set against the panoramic backdrop of the Gulf's shimmering waters, embodies a lush tropical paradise. The setting is further enhanced by the property's thoughtful landscaping and architecture, designed to maximize the enjoyment of the Gulf's jewel-toned vistas.

Edgewater 204

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Edgewater 204 marries plush comfort with beachfront luxury, nestled at ground level for easy access to Edgewater's stunning landscapes and the gulf's shimmering views. This welcoming vacation rental, with its expansive living area, includes a queen sleeper sofa and rich caramel-toned tile flooring, comfortably accommodating up to eight guests. The decor is complemented by a covered patio accessible from both the living room and the serene primary suite, which features a king bed, en-suite bath, and soothing pastel hues. Two additional bedrooms—one with a king bed and en-suite bath, and another with a queen bed near a full hall bath—ensure ample space and privacy.

Edgewater 205

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 4 Guests

Edgewater 205 blends architectural elegance with beachfront serenity, offering a one-bedroom retreat with captivating views of tropical landscapes and the distant Gulf from its ground-level vantage. The covered patio, accessible through sliding glass doors, becomes a preferred spot for savoring the scenery over tropical drinks. Inside, the residence opens into a comfortable living area, where a soft-toned sleeper sofa and a flat-screen TV face the outdoor beauty. Dining is elegantly set beneath a domed chandelier at a round glass-topped table, complemented by an open kitchen with bar seating perfect for appetizers. The bedroom, furnished with creamy white wicker and a king-size bed, enjoys direct bathroom access and patio entry, promising restful nights and serene mornings

Emerald Dunes

Emerald Dunes Destin, a distinguished six-story condo complex in Crystal Beach, offers a luxury beachfront experience in Destin's heart. This exclusive community provides easy access to premier shopping, dining, and entertainment. Amenities include gated beach access, a seasonally heated pool, a hot tub, and grilling facilities. Offering well-designed two and three-bedroom condos, Emerald Dunes is steps away from Henderson Beach State Park, Destin Commons, and top dining spots like Camille's and BeachWalk Café, making it a favorite for families seeking a memorable vacation destination.

Emerald Dunes 105

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.


South of Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, Grandview is a refined beachfront haven for those in the know. This exclusive spot offers a few select vacation rentals with spacious, deluxe accommodations that promise relaxation by the beach. The property, featuring meticulously maintained grounds and centered around a picturesque pool with beach views, provides loungers and alfresco dining options alongside high-end grilling facilities. Guests also enjoy private beach access with complimentary seasonal setups. Beyond Grandview's tranquility, the area is ripe for exploration, from scenic jogs along Gulf Drive to nearby dining, shopping at Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and entertainment at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard. Destin Harbor and the eclectic towns of Scenic 30A are just a short drive away, blending leisure and adventure perfectly.

Grandview 101

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.

Huntington by the Sea

Huntington by the Sea

Embrace the serene beauty of Miramar Beach with a stay at Huntington By The Sea, a charming beachfront retreat nestled in Destin's scenic landscape. This exclusive five-story property offers guests a unique blend of privacy and luxury, standing majestically between a picturesque lagoon and the sugary sands of the Gulf of Mexico. With its low-density design, Huntington By The Sea ensures a tranquil getaway, distinct from the bustling high-rise condos. Amenities designed to enhance your beach experience include a private beach, a sparkling swimming pool, and a sun-drenched patio overlooking the Gulf. A community grilling area invites guests to enjoy outdoor cookouts, capturing the essence of a perfect beach vacation.

Huntington By The Sea 106

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Huntington By The Sea 106 welcomes guests into a harmonious blend of comfort and style, making it the ideal choice for up to eight beach lovers. This ground-floor vacation rental boasts convenient beach access directly from its private patio, leading to the emerald waters of the Gulf. The interior features an open living, dining, and kitchen area with sliding glass doors that fill the space with natural light and offer stunning Gulf views. The décor includes sand-toned vinyl plank flooring and a palette that reflects the coastal setting. The primary bedroom, with its king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, provides a tranquil retreat, while the guest bedroom accommodates additional guests with two full-size beds.


Discovering a beach road that runs parallel to the coast south of the famous Scenic 30A is a rare treat. But finding a hidden, low-rise condominium complex that is tucked away on the beach and away from any traffic is even more unusual. Sunseekers is an extraordinary find that you won't want to miss. Sunseekers is located in Blue Mountain Beach, so you're within walking distance to plenty of fun attractions, like For the Health of It (where you can grab an organic smoothie or groceries), Johnny McTighes (for a late-night pizza), and Big Daddy's (where you can rent a bike and explore even more).

Sunseekers 1

Sunseekers 1 Condo

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Welcome to Sunseekers 1, a charming vacation rental located in the stunning Blue Mountain Beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This ground-floor vacation rental is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing 30A beach getaway with stunning views and comfortable furnishings. With three bedrooms, this property can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. The covered patio offers a breathtaking view of the southern horizon and the glittering jewel-toned waters, providing the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverages and the sounds of the surf. The open living area boasts warm, coastal-style decor and a bright, inviting atmosphere. The kitchen bar, dining area, and comfortable furnishings make it easy to relax and unwind. The primary bedroom features its own access to the patio and a private ensuite bath, while the two guest bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping arrangements.


Windancer Condos

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Windancer in the heart of Destin's Miramar Beach. This exclusive four-story beachfront condo complex offers stunning views of the emerald Gulf and white sand shore, making it the perfect place to soak up the sun and swim in the inviting waters. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, including one-bedroom condos for up to six guests, and two-bedroom units for up to ten. Enjoy splashing in the beachfront pool, grilling on the stone patio, or exploring the nearby restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

Windancer 108

Windancer 108

1 Bedroom / 1 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Escape to Windancer 108, a beautifully refurbished ground-floor condo in one of the area's most sought complexes. This one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom vacation rental can sleep up to six guests, making it perfect for a romantic getaway or family getaway. Enjoy stunning views of the Gulf from your private patio and saunter down to the beach. The condo is comfortably furnished with a king-size bed, twin bunk bed, and a queen-size sleeper sofa.

Ocean Reef Resorts offers a variety of luxurious beachfront condos in Destin, Miramar Beach, Scenic 30A, and Panama City Beach. With 10+ ground-floor condos to choose from, guests can enjoy the convenience of being steps away from the shore and the calming sound of the waves. Each rental is unique, offering a range of amenities and sleeping arrangements to suit any vacation needs. From romantic getaways for two to large family vacations, Ocean Reef Resorts has something for everyone. Check out our website for detailed descriptions, images, and aerial views of these properties, and find your perfect slice of paradise.

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