Crystal Beach Rentals
Crystal Beach is one of the most popular in Destin vacation beach rental neighborhoods. Crystal Beach is an approximately 300-ft. stretch of white sandy beach highlighted by the backdrop of cozy cottages and high-rise vacation homes. It is located directly on Scenic Hwy 98 or ‘Old 98’ as known by locals. It was settled in the 1940’s and is now an amazing mix of older true Florida beach cottages and luxury abodes. Moreover, the location couldn’t be any better with access to dining and shopping galore.
It may seem like many other stretches of white sand along this popular part of Florida’s Panhandle; however, Crystal Beach is quite often regarded as one of the best locations in the area due to its many accesses throughout the community so that all guests can easily access the beach as well as its relative proximity to other popular seaside towns such as Grayton Beach, Rosemary Beach and Seacrest. Five Star Properties manages many luxury Crystal Beach vacation rentals that provide exceptional vacations to their guests. There are also many beautiful beach front condo rentals in this community well worth a look!
While the homes are second-to-none, travelers especially love the location and overall atmosphere. Like so many others, this community is laid-back. However, what makes this community standout is the overall attention to detail. The beaches are clean and friendly, voted many times as the top destination for well-rounded family-fun. Restaurants like Camille’s and the Crab Trap are within walking distance. Additionally, the Destin Commons is easy to reach when you’re ready to shop.
Crystal Beach is the type of place that makes you feel like you have escaped to a new, more perfect reality. It’s a place where the water sparkles a little more and the sun shines a little brighter. It’s easy to see why so many guests return every year. The location and amenities of this area easily make it one of the more popular vacation communities on the Gulf Coast.
Our Destin Luxury Vacation Rentals
A stay in one of our top-notch Destin luxury vacation rentals is guaranteed to make you feel like royalty. Our homes have the very best amenities to pamper you on your vacation, including details like gourmet kitchens, huge porches overlooking the ocean, and attention to detail in the decor. We also have a huge variety of home sizes, so whether you’re looking for a place for two or a place for twenty, we can easily meet your needs.
Just Steps to the BeachSince many people travel to Florida exclusively to visit its beaches, naturally a ‘day at the beach’ is one of the first things to do on the itinerary. Crystal Beach itself provides soft sand and crystalline waters while our rentals offer many of the necessary items for a day out on the beach such as lounge chairs, extra towels and umbrellas, to name just a few. However, the best thing about reserving your vacation rental with Five Star Properties is that almost all of our gulf coast homes are either right on the beach or just a short jaunt away!
All our Crystal Beach Destin vacation beach rentals are within walking distance of the beautiful, soft sands and crystal-clear waters, so you know every day’s going to be great! Additionally, Crystal Beach is directly adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, a favorite spot with nature lovers who prefer their beaches on the wilder side. Make the most of your favorite time of day at the beach, whether it’s the early morning when no one else is up yet, tanning in the midday sun, or romantic strolls under the starlight with a loved one.
More Fun in the Sun
Beyond the beach, Destin is a great place to have all types of fun on the water. Head out to sea on a fishing charter or a dolphin watching excursion. Rent kayaks or paddleboards for a fun time paddling around. Or hop on a boat out to the sandbar of Crab Island and spend a fun day enjoying the floating restaurants and the obstacle course! In the evening, take a walk along the Harbor Boardwalk and enjoy live music and the fireworks show.
Not everything in Destin is on the ocean! If you need some time away from the beach, there’s plenty of great shopping nearby, including a huge outlet mall. Destin is also well-known for golf, as there are several stellar courses here. Celebrate your perfect game with a delicious dinner of locally-caught seafood.
New Urbanism TourCrystal Beach and Destin are excellent places to explore in this part of Florida’s Panhandle. However, there are still some other towns in the region which deserve a visit. Some of the most impressive ones include the town of Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. Each one of these beachside villages was built by using the architectural concept of New Urbanism, an urban planning style in which communities are created to focus on communal living and less emphasis on vehicles. A day trip from Destin to visit these acclaimed architectural communities is always worth a trek, not only to admire the architecture of New Urbanism, but especially because there are so many restaurant, shops, galleries and bars scattered within them.
More Outdoor FunDestin is located in an ideal area, not only close to the beach, but near plenty of natural attractions. Deer Lake State Park and Powell Lake are excellent places to visit and for those who enjoy canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. If you seek more entertainment, the nearby beach hangout known as Panama City Beach has it all, from theme parks and mini golf to museums and go-kart tracks filled with adrenaline fueled excitement for the whole family!
Crystal Beach is a perfect Destin luxury vacation rental destination!