Saturday, December 24, 2011

Real Estate Sales on the rise in the Destin area

Sales have increased in the Destin & Miramar Beach areas over last year.  According to our local MLS, Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, the number of sales have increased in Destin about 40.8% over 2010 and 27.8% in Miramar Beach over last year.  These sales include all Residential properties such as homes, condos, town homes, and even residential lots.  Sales were up as high as 120% in June over last year!  Though the number of sales have increased, prices have dropped in some areas by as much as 12.9% in April 2011 in Miramar Beach over the same period in 2010.  This seems to indicate that now is a great time to buy!  Prices are low and interest rates are at an all time low too!  If you are in the market to buy, now is the time!  Crystal Waters Realty would like to be your Realtors!  See our Destin Real Estate site for listings in the area.  You'll find lots of information about the area as well as listings through our local MLS.  Search the whole MLS through our site!  Whether you are in the market to buy, sell, or even rent a property, we'd like to help you!  Call us at 850 654 4659 or come by our office located at 151 Regions Way, Suite 6A across from the new Lowes in Destin.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Updates to Caribe in Emerald Shores

Looking for an updated vacation rental?  We just added a new 51 inch Plasma TV with some High Def channels to our vacation home in Emerald Shores!  Other updates include a new TV cabinet and some DVD players!  Crystal Waters Vacations offers beach homes and condos on and just off Scenic 98 in Destin and Miramar Beach for rent!  See our Destin Vacation Rentals or call us at 850 654 4659!  Drop by an see us to at our new location 151 Regions Way, Suite 6A in Destin right across from the new Lowes!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tourism in Destin is picking up!

Tourism in our little bit of paradise is picking up!  Our bookings were up quite a bit over last year.  In fact, Okaloosa and Walton Counties Tourist tax collections were significantly up year over year.  People are flocking back to our sugar white beaches and clear emerald green to blue water of Florida's Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida!  Advance bookings are looking good for 2012 too!  If you are planning a trip to the beach, check out our Destin Vacation Rentals!  You'll find lots of condos and homes along and just off Scenic Gulf Drive at low "by owner" type prices.  If the beach is not your scene, you'll find so much more to do!  There are 10 golf courses within about 10 miles!  If golf isn't your thing, how about shopping at either the Destin Commons Mall or the Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall only 2 miles away!  They say it is the biggest Designer Outlet Mall in the country!  You'll find lots of other activities too including all water sports, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruises, go karts, bumper boats, bungee jumping, water parks, bowling, movie theaters, and many, many restaurants & bars!  All of this within a short 10 miles!  Plan now for Spring Break and Summer!  Call us at 850 654 4659 or come visit us at our new location 151 Regions Way, Suite 6A, Destin, FL  32541!  We are directly across from the new Lowes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crystal Waters Vacations has moved!

We are pleased to announce our move to our new location in Destin!

You'll find us now at:

151 Regions Way
Suite 6A
Destin, Florida 32541

We are conveniently located directly across from the Rooms To Go and Lowes in Destin on the South side of HWY 98.  Come see us or give us a call at 850 654 4659!  Our Destin Vacation Rentals are all very close on Scenic 98 either on the beach, directly across from the beach, or within 1/4 mile!  You'll find a few homes with private pools and some in gated neighborhoods, all with nice amenities!  If you're coming to Destin, check us out first!  You'll be glad you did!  Email us at

Dolphin's Retreat in Paradise Retreat! Private Pool!

Crystal Waters Vacations is pleased to announce or newest vacation rental in Paradise Retreat!  Dolphin's Retreat is a fantastic 4BR/2BA home with a private, screened-in pool!  The pool can be heated in cooler weather for an extra fee!  Walk to the private beach access too!  This home has 2 king beds, a queen bed, a full bed, and a twin bed.  There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room!  Plenty of room for the whole group!  Don't miss this and other fabulous Destin Vacation Rentals offered by Crystal Waters Vacations!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Review for "Paradise Reef" in Destin!

Review #4727712 "Outstanding"

This house is even better than described! Spotlessly clean, very well appointed furnishings, great backyard and pool and a quiet location but in the middle of everything. Terry and Bill were very friendly and helpful and we would not hesitate to recommend either this property or Crystal Waters Vacations. Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing week!! 

Click to see more of Paradise Reef and our Destin Vacation Rentals!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Destin in the Fall

Oh my, if you are looking for a beach vacation with fabulous fall weather, look no further than the homes and condos on and just off Scenic Gulf Drive!  The Fall is gorgeous and the rates are low!  This is our off season time and you'll have the beach almost to yourself!  If you can get away, now is the time!  See our Destin Vacation Rentals for pictures and rate information!  Walk to the beach or step out your back door!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fall in Destin!

The Summer is coming to an end with Labor Day just around the corner!  If you are planning a trip to the beach, we still have openings for Labor Day at low "By Owner" type prices!  Please see our Destin Vacation Rentals now for the best deals along and just off Scenic 98 and Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin and Miramar Beach, FL!

If you're coming in the Fall, rates go down once again after Labor Day!  Better hurry!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vacation Rentals in Destin, FL

Crystal Waters Vacations offers vacation rentals on and just off the Gulf of Mexico along Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin and Miramar Beach in NW Florida!  This area is known as the the Emerald Coast of Florida!  July is typically one of the best times to be in the area and on our sugary white beaches!  The weather is hot and the sun  intense!  The water is a cool blue to green and fun to be in on a hot Summer day!  Check out our Destin Vacation Rentals today!  You'll still find some key openings in July at fantastic "by owner" type prices!  We look forward to hearing from you!  Book online or call us at 850 654 4659!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Review for Paradise Reef in the gated neighborhood of Paradise Retreat

Hi, Bill.  I tried to post this review today.  You can post on my behalf if you'd like.  We had a great time.  Thanks again for arranging our visit.

Stayed at this property: April 2011 | Rating overall experience:  
Title: Wonderful accommodations!
Review: This is a well appointed, updated home. We especially enjoyed the outside living area - beautifully landscaped, great pool area and very private. The location was convenient as well. It was close to beaches, Destin shopping and dining, yet far enough removed from the commercial areas to be relaxing. Loved it!
Location: St. Louis, MO

To see Paradise Reef, please visit our Destin Vacation Rentals web site!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Windancer 101 in Destin! Destin Beach front condo for rent!

Introducing our newest vacation rental in Destin! Windancer 101 is a cute and recently updated 1BR/2BA condo at the beach front Windancer Condos just off Scenic Gulf Drive. Ground floor unit. Walk straight out the back door to the pool and down to the beach! Updated with fresh paint, all tile floors, new furniture, and a new LCD big screen TV! This fabulous condo sleeps 4. Walk to Busters Bar and Grill and the shops in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center! The Outlet Mall is a short 5 minute walk too! See our Destin Vacation Rentals for more pictures and information! Book online too!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Destin Vacation Rentals

Wow! Better hurry if you are planning a trip to Destin this year! Spring Break is booking up and inquiries for the Summer are too! Seems like the economy is getting better and the outlook for vacations in Destin has improved tremendously! All those who stayed home last year are wanting to come this year! If you want to come enjoy the beautiful water and sugary white beach as well as all the activities Destin has to offer, please call us or check out our web site today! See Destin Vacation Rentals or give us a call at 850 654 4659. We look forward to hearing from you!