Most Sought-After Crystal Sands Condos

The Most Popular Vacation Rentals @ Crystal Sands in Destin!

Posted on 10/28/2022

Crystal Sands is a popular vacation destination located on Scenic Highway 98 in Crystal Beach, a highly sought-after part of Destin, Florida. This low-density residential beachfront enclave is comprised of two three-story tall buildings standing proudly above a white ribbon of "crystal sands" beside the glittering jeweled waters of the Gulf of Mexico. One and two-bedroom vacation rentals at Crystal Sands accommodate six, eight, or twelve carefree beach-going guests.

The atmosphere at Crystal Sands is decidedly laid back, which is somewhat surprising since this special locale is near everything Destin has to offer. Swimming pools are located at each one of the two buildings, and one of them is seasonally heated. Simmering hot tubs also provide soothing, pampered relaxation. A wide promenade is centered right on the sunny, beautiful beach providing 180-degree views of the glorious gulf. Grilling stations are also provided so you may create your own fun version of a 'Surf n Turf' cookout as the salty breezes invigorate your appetite.

This great location is minutes away from popular gulf-front restaurants with friendly beach bars. It is also conveniently close to wine outlets and grocery stores, including Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, and Walmart. The captivating retail village of Destin Commons is one of the most popular destinations in the area and provides an idyllic shopping experience. It has a charming European-styled look which includes palm-lined avenues, turret towers, a classic fountain, a spurting geyser plaza for refreshing kid's frolic, an abundant array of retail establishments, restaurants with bars, fun murals, and a state-of-the-art AMC Multiplex Theater with comfortable stadium seating.

Crystal Sands boasts a fantastic centralized location halfway between Destin and Miramar Beach, with delightful diversions in each. It is only about twenty-five minutes away towards the west of the famous Destin Harbor, home to the largest private charter fishing fleet in North America and HarborWalk Village. This golden Americana-styled village features dockside restaurants, bars with live music, family amusements, outdoor concerts, fun festivals throughout the year, and wonderful seasonal fireworks displays. Sunset dinner cruises, dolphin sightseeing excursions, pontoon boat rentals for party trips to Crab Island, fishing charters, and even a treasure hunt aboard a pirate ship with a rollicking crew are offered here. Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special reduced rates on these offerings.

Miramar Beach is only twenty-five minutes away towards the east and is home to the famous Silver Sands Premium Outlets, which offers bargains for world-class designer goods. The enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf is located there at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, which was inspired by the charming architecture found in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A long wharf shoots far out into the beautiful bay, where people gather to experience a stunning sunset right over the bay during the summer months while magical full moons rise out of the water at other times of the year. Baytowne features a wide array of great restaurants, bars with live music, specialty shops, outdoor concerts, unique family amusements, fun festivals all year long, and vibrant, colorful seasonal firework displays. Nearby, the swank palm-lined tropical town center of Sandestin, known as Grand Boulevard, connects to restaurants with friendly bars, fashion boutiques, fine clothiers, galleries, a Publix grocery store, and a liquor wine shop. A state of the arts Multiplex Theater there features a special VIP restaurant with a bar to view movies.

Although all our Ocean Reef Resorts vacation rentals at Crystal Sands are quite nice, interestingly enough, the following four vacation residences happen to be our most sought-after properties. Enjoy taking a look at each condo and see which appeals to you the most.


Crystal Sands 305B

Crystal Sands 305B

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Crystal Sands 305B has two bedrooms with the ability to sleep up to twelve fortunate guests with multiple beds, bunks, and a queen size sleeper sofa. This vacation rental residence is on two levels: the spacious living area, the primary bedroom downstairs, and an open staircase leading to upper-floor guest quarters. Thanks to a wall of sliding glass balcony doors framing the sparkling seascape, light beach-washed hardwood tile flooring, and a soaring vaulted ceiling, it features a bright, crisp look. A dove-gray couch sits beneath a misty painting of a long dock. It has a matching loveseat and a comfortable over-stuffed latte-colored armchair. They share views of the jeweled gulf and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV for visual entertainment. The open kitchen is centered upon a large island with a light brown mottled granite countertop and six ebony black raised chairs to provide for a convivial dining experience. Golden maple custom cabinetry and brushed stainless steel appliances offer everything you need to create a fun family feast. The primary bedroom has a sunny window, white contemporary coastal furnishings, and a king-size bed facing a dresser with a flat-screen TV. It has access to a full bath with a walk-in shower that can double as a convenient powder room off the living area. The guest quarters upstairs can sleep eight, and they have access to their own full bath with a tub-shower combination. A king-sized bed with a charming decorative metal headboard is in the loft, with dramatic open views down into the living area below. It faces a large flat-screen TV mounted above a cream-colored wicker dresser displaying some decorative art. A separate Bunk Room has two full-sized beds and two twins.


Crystal Sands 308B

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Crystal Sands 308B is a lovely two-bedroom vacation rental with recent refurbishments and renovations that can sleep up to eight happy beachgoers. The open living area faces two sets of sliding glass doors leading out to the furnished balcony and showcases views of the luminescent gulf out into the sparkling southern horizon. Colorful d├ęcor throughout this residence includes nautical items along with vibrant paintings of waves and seascapes. Comfortable furnishings include a pale gray contemporary couch that sits beneath a substantial colorful painting with abstract art. Two fashionable Vintage Modern beige accent chairs and a stylish armchair complete this seating ensemble. They gather around a plaid blue/black decorative rug centered upon a unique glass-topped cocktail table that displays cut wood tree rings. A large wall-mounted flat-screen TV provides entertainment. This spacious room features hardwood flooring done in blended tones of molasses and syrup throughout. This dovetails beautifully with a rectangular honey-toned maple dining table nearby. It sits beneath a unique bare bulb light fixture and has decorative vintage modern black wire chairs along with a bench for fun dining space. The open state-of-the-art kitchen features brushed stainless steel appliances, custom white cabinetry accented by a gleaming octagonal backsplash, light caramel-colored marble countertops, and a bar with two round hardwood stools for entertaining. The primary bedroom includes a sunny window, a comfortable king-sized bed with a rustic beach-inspired headboard, a dresser lavished with a rich inlay of hardwoods, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. It has access to a full hall bath with a tub shower combination that doubles as a powder room. The separate guest quarters upstairs have a king-size bed in the sleeping loft that faces a flat-screen TV on a malt-toned wicker dresser. It has access to a full bath that features a tub-shower combination and a separate vanity area. This connects to a bright blue, nautically attired Bunk Room with four twin beds and its own flat screen for entertainment.


Crystal Sands 208B

1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Crystal Sands 208B is a one-bedroom condo that would be a perfect place to enjoy a special romantic rendezvous for two. However, bunk beds and a queen-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate kids for a fun family vacation getaway at the beach in Destin. The open living area has a wall of sliding glass balcony doors that provide glittering views across the gulf as far as one can see across the jeweled waters into the southern horizon. The beachfront balcony includes white Adirondack chairs and a table where you may experience the vivid views while listening to the sensational surf sounds while enjoying your favorite tropical drinks with tasty snacks. The charming coastal-styled furnishings include a latte-toned couch beneath a chic abstract painting of a seascape. It is flanked by two chairs patterned with marine life images that circle a white decorative metal round cocktail table with a rustic hardwood top. A whitewashed beachy credenza has large flat-screen TV mounted above it for entertainment. A round dining table with four cream-colored cottage chairs sits beside a wall with a romantic painting of a lady with a sun hat on the beautiful beach. The open kitchen has four white bar stools beside a mottled granite-topped bar providing additional space for drinks and dining. The primary bedroom has comfortable contemporary furnishings with a king-sized bed, a flat-screen TV, and a sunny window. A full ensuite bath includes a marble-tiled walk-in shower that connects to a half-bath powder room off the hallway that has a vanity with a golden marzipan-colored countertop.


Crystal Sands 201B

Crystal Sands 201b

1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Crystal Sands 201B has one bedroom, so it's perfect for a romantic getaway at the beach, but it also comes with a hallway bunk nook and a queen size sleeper sofa so it can accommodate a family gathering of six. Gorgeous gulf views are seen as you enter the open living area, which is framed by two separate walls of sliding glass doors since this is a special "End Unit" that features additional sunny vistas. A breezy beachfront balcony includes a table and chairs, which beckon you to enjoy your favorite frozen drinks while experiencing the exceptional views. A creamy white couch beside a beach-inspired cocktail table faces a credenza that showcases decorative art and is mounted with a large flat-screen TV for entertainment. A tropical dining area includes a round glass-topped table with four high-backed straw-woven chairs near a large painting of white water lilies. A dark mottled granite-topped kitchen bar has three raised chairs for extra entertaining space beside the ample kitchen. The primary bedroom has rich, dark, handsome furnishings with a king-sized bed and a sunny window that looks out upon a palm tree top. It has a full ensuite bath with a tub shower combination that connects to the hallway half bath near the bunk beds and serves as a convenient powder room.


Crystal Sands Ocean Reef Guests

Now that you've had a preview of the four most highly sought-after vacation rentals at Crystal Sands, enjoy taking a closer look to see which one appeals to you the most. Our excellent Ocean Reef Resort website provides detailed descriptions, multiple property images, seasonal rental rates, and calendar days available to make a reservation. Enjoy your stay!

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