The Inn at Crystal Beach on Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin is known as one of the best luxury resorts on the entire Emerald Coast. The stunning blue roofed Inn sits on a crystalline white ribbon of sand overlooking emerald green waters which is the kind that have made this area famous. TripAdvisor gives this condo a strong four star rating with such guest remarks as: “comfortable, quiet and very spacious”, “great view of gulf”, “viewing the dolphins made it extra special”, “wonderful experience”, “just loved it” and “wish we could have stayed longer.” Ocean Reef is pleased to offer the cream of the cream at the Inn at Crystal Beach, the absolute best property in this luxurious compound. Known as the Inn at Crystal Beach 707, this private vacation rental property is a three story, seven bedrooms, five and one half bath Penthouse with spectacular multilevel views of the dazzling Gulf of Mexico. This mega condo sleeps up to fourteen people in the seven bedrooms so it can actually be a great value if all the guests are sharing the weekly cost.
The first floor of this thirteen room beachfront Penthouse has a large spacious, elegantly appointed Living Room, Dining Room, Reading Nook, granite topped Gourmet Kitchen, Powder Room, Wet Bar, Furnished Balcony, Laundry Room and a Full Master Bedroom Suite with Private Bath. Inlayed oversized tile flooring, multiple columns and lavishly adorned crown molded ceilings take your breath away. Original art work decorates the walls. Oversized double couches, comfortable chairs, an elegant chaise lounge and a built in entertainment center makes you feel right at home. The kitchen has double breakfast bars with extra seating and the column cornered dining room seats six at a long rectangular, glass topped table. There are even more seats for dining or cocktails out on the balcony which has jewel toned water views all the way to the southern and western horizons. The sunsets here are particularly awesome from October until early Spring since it sinks right into the gulf during this time of year.
The second floor has yet another separate living area, two bedrooms with Queen sized beds and a shared bath, another Master Bedroom Suite with a king sized bed and private bath as well as another porch balcony. All of the bedrooms are professionally decorated and wonderfully unique from one another.
On the third and top floor there is a third living area that includes another wet bar, two twin rooms with a shared bath and a trundle bed as well as an opulent Master Bedroom Suite. This contains a spacious private living area as well as a bathroom that looks like it has a raised, columned Roman Temple of sorts for the over sized bath tub. You will feel like an Emperor or Empress as you share this bath. I suggest you accompany it with champagne for that special occasion.
Besides residing for a while in the best and most sought after property here, the Inn at Crystal Beach itself is gorgeous and self contained. A state of the arts Fitness Center is on the premises with wrap around windows for outdoor views. A large tiled patio deck is right above the beach with a heated pool and hot tub for relaxing leisure. There is also a Business Center with desks and internet access in case you need to take care of things back at the office. (Hopefully you won't need to so relax!) The front desk has a twenty-four hour concierge service to serve all of your needs as well.
Downstairs on the beach side there is a two story wall of floor to ceiling windows that take advantage of this location for amazing views of the gulf. An open staircase leads down below to a new restaurant and bar called “790 On the Gulf”. This popular restaurant is getting good reviews and has an eclectic mix of New Orleans inspired Cajun cooking as well as delicious “comfort food”. Besides their seafood and fish specials which change almost daily there are a variety of gumbos that include traditional seafood or chicken, andouille sausage and duck. Their comfort food includes Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Fried Chicken, Crispy Fried Catfish and even a tasty Meatloaf. You may sit indoors with the full window views of the shimmering waters beyond. However many patrons prefer to sit outside beneath the swaying palms to enjoy the wonderful ocean breezes while dining beachside near the pool deck.
The Inn at Crystal Beach is a private world unto itself but amazingly enough is close to everything due to its centralized Destin location. Shopping, restaurants and bars are literally a few minutes away by car. These include Destin Commons right down the street, the Paradise Key Shopping Center and City Market. Even the Silver Sands Designer Outlet (the nation’s largest by the way) is only about five to ten minutes away in nearby Miramar Beach.
Besides having a chance to live in the lap of luxury at lucky 707, it can also be a great value for family of friend reunions. Figure it this way. If all the friends and family split the weekly cost so that each couple paid for their own bedroom the rates are extraordinarily low. Even at peak seasonal rates which occur from Memorial Day until early August it comes out to only $142 per night. ($6,954/ 7 bedrooms/ 7 guests splitting cost = $142 each. Using the same calculations that comes down to $108 per night August 4th thru August 17 at a weekly rate prorated the same way at $5,287 weekly; and $71 per night August 18th thru October 27th ( $3,476/ 7 guests couples splitting cost/7 nights = $71.).
Now here is the Grand Finale: All of November, December, January & February is $1,999 per week divided by seven couples sharing costs for each bedroom occupied, divided by seven nights comes out to only $41 per night! ($1,999 per week / 7 couples sharing cost = $286. $286 per couple splitting the cost for seven nights = $41 each night!)
Imagine what a fun family and friend reunion could be had at these values for the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years. For those of you who may be planning a romantic wedding date here around Valentine's Day all of your out of town guests could stay here for the entire week at these great rates.
As always it is our pleasure to provide our patrons and guests with fine distinctive luxury vacation rentals and with great value. This is why we have been serving literally generations of guests for almost thirty years. We look forward to seeing you again soon.