Set your feet in Crytal Sands and you'll know you're at a wonderful three-story beachfront condominium. Stroll to your backyard for a dip in the Gulf, or cool off in the Crystal Sands pool. Great views and proximity to everything in Destin make this the perfect
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Additional amenities include: jetski (personal watercraft), sofabed, paddle boating, walking, living room, golf, water skiing, medical services, antiquing, sight seeing, marina, budget, babysitter, groceries, fishing, massage therapist, bedding 1: king, health/beau...ty spa, water tubing, festivals, snorkeling, minimum age limit for renters, museums, cycling, outlet shopping, parasailing, roller blading, hospital, winery tours, rental manager: lisa morgan, boating, non smoking only, adventure, dining area, sound/bay fishing, water parks, recreation center, wildlife viewing, easy checkout, stories: 3, scenic drives, shopping, romantic, photography, cinemas, wind-surfing, guests provide their own meals, heating, sports & activities, surf fishing, washer/dryer, dishes & utensils, churches, iron & board, scuba diving or snorkeling, beachcombing, eco tourism, swimming, coffee maker, atm/bank, surfing, necessary, family, sailing, beach service: seasonally provided, kayaking, snorkeling/diving, away from it all, bay/sound, shelling, tourist attractions, miniature golf, internet service: free wifi, bird watching, laundromat, deepsea fishing, children, restaurants.Read more
Left on 12/05/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | No more Newman Daily
Have uses Newman Daily for over 8 years. Never again. Properties have aged and become dirty and many items do not work. Had to be moved due to rental being "closed for construction" when we arrived. Doors falling off, dish washer would not work. Floors so dirty we had to mop to prevent ruining our socks and tracking filth into the bed. Hide-a-bed was worn out 5 years ago. Read more
Response from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties - 12/06/2013
We appreciate your loyalty for the past 8 years and are disappointed that this most recent visit did not meet your expectations. It is very unfortunate when guests must be relocated due to circumstances beyond our control and we make every effort to provide like kind accommodations. We feel terrible you were not satisfied with Crystal Sands 217 as it remains among our highest reviewed properties. This owner spends his winters here and is very proactive. He replaced the sofa last year and continues to make improvements on a regular basis. The maintenance items mentioned were scheduled for repair after receiving your direct email. In an effort to maintain our relationship with this guest we will contact him directly.
Karen Poe- Director of Operations
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Pam Burr
My husband and I took a week to unwind and relax and this was the perfect place. Place was exactly as the pictures. It was very clean and had everything you needed. Beautiful view and rental office was very nice.
Not worth the money
Left on 08/26/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Johnny
We stayed at this condo from 8/03/13 to 8/10/13. It's our second year at this condo and I am very disappointed during this visit. This year they made us rent a full week to stay at this condo, what a rip off. The living room floor was dusty with fingernails on the rug. I had to vacuum the floor before we could unpack. The bed has a weird odor that was not pleasant to sleep on. For what we paid, our visit was not worth the money. If you're planning to stay at this condo, do more research for others. Read more
Response from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties - 08/29/2013
Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience at Crystal Sands 217. We apologize if your rental was not up to our usual standards. Our number one priority at Newman-Dailey is to provide every guest with clean comfortable accomodations. If for some reason, the unit is not in that condition when a guest arrives we are more than happy to correct the situation as soon as it is reported to us.
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | GiGi
My husband is not a big fan of spending hrs on the beach as I am; however he agreed to this mini vacation in early april.
Crystal Sands had everything that we needed. Our balcony was right on the beach so we spend lots of time out there. Perfect since the weather was not cooperative that first day. Our place was convenient to shopping as well as fabulous restaurants.
Newman Daily offered us the perfect vacation accommodations and as always the best service. I can honestly say that we will visit again and we will rely on
ND to take care of us.
Great location for us in a nice complex - been updated, could us
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Brad
We have stayed in this unit before and it has been redone. The corner offers great views and cs is convenient to all parts Destin. Major complaint, (true in our previous stay as well) was that the tile floors just were not clean. Walk barefoot through the unit and bottoms of feet were black. The bedroom carpet was well worn and looked dirty from tracking in from the tile. It's a cleaning issue and with a little more attention to detail, this unit should always get a good review.
Left on 06/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Michele
We love Crystal Sands 217a & Newman Daily! Everything was so easy like a home away from home. Beach was wonderful & beautiful. The Cs217 was very clean and comfortable. Our only problem was not enough seating since we were 5 people, there is just a couch & chair w/ottomen. Sleeping plenty of room, actually casual seating not good. But we would recommend to any couple or small family of 3.
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Repeat customer
We are a repeat customer of Newman Dailey and have always been happy with the service we receive and the accommodations we select. Great views, well stocked kitchen, and clean property. We utilized both the golf and beach service amenities and were very pleased with both services. We did have a problem with a cigarette smell when we first arrived, but this was handled quickly and efficiently. Only one complaint about property, would prefer ceiling fan in bedroom.
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Jamie
We really enjoyed this condo. My husband and I have been to Destin for the past 6 years and usually stay in a high rise condo. This year, we decided to try out a smaller condo. Crystal Sands was perfect. We stayed in room 217 and it was very nice. Location was excellent. The folks at Newman-Dailey were very courteous. Plus, the little extras you get for staying with them were a very nice bonus. Will definitely use them in the future.
Jennifer, Steve F.
rough start, all worked out...
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Jennifer, Steve F.
We checked in late Sunday evening after the Newman Dailey offices were closed. We went to the unit, began unpacking after a 13 hr car ride and discovered the unit had not been thoroughly cleaned after the previous guests. The sheets on all beds were visibly dirty, the bathrooms were visibly dirty, the floors were not vacuumed at all. It was after midnight before we reached a Newman Dailey representative. We were moved 1/2 mile down the road to the Beachside Inn for a clean night's sleep. It took until the next evening for the unit to be completely cleaned for us. All pillows and sheets and blankets and bed coverings were changed and cleaned. The first night was very rough on all of us after our long drive but Newman Dailey did a great job of making it right. The unit was completely cleaned for us and we were compensated for our first night as well as our cleaning fee. There was damage in the unit to a towel bar and an outdoor chair as well. The hall bathroom sink faucet was loose, all of these things were surprising to us since last year's stay here was wonderful and not a bit of damage to anything. Also the freezer never froze a single ice pop for us this time, and the shower was very very slow to drain, same as last year. We reported these things to ND and were told a work order would go in for these repairs. All in all we enjoyed our stay. We were sad to see all the damage and problems with the unit since our stay last year... It's a beautiful unit and we very much enjoy the beach access and location. We appreciate Newman Dailey's efforts to make our stay as pleasant as possible and right any wrongs we experienced.
Tom and Susan
Left on 05/03/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Tom and Susan
We travel extensively and generally stay at Marriott. It was our 30th anniversary and we decided to try the beach condo option at Destin after hearing friends and business associates rave about Destin for years.
As we entered our unit at Crystal Sands and looked around our expectations of the accommodations continued to be exceeded. Everything was white glove clean. The bedding was excellent. The kitchen had every utensil imaginable (including a blender for drinks, ice-maker,all pots and pans, dishes, glasses, microwave, toaster, stove/oven etc. everything to prepare any meal). Nice bath... and another half bath!
I kept wondering: "So what's the catch? A place like this would cost me five hundred a night at a resort.
"What do you think?" I asked my wife.
"This is really nice . . . it's pretty," she said looking around at the beach motif, glowing, running her hand across the granite counter top in the kitchen "I like this."
And then . . . we opened the drapes:
I mean "WOW!!!"
The balcony right over the most crystal topaz emerald beach in the world put us right over the top. The water and view from this unit is surreal. I haven't seen a beach as nice since we went to Aruba Marriott Beach Club for our 25th anniversary, which since fell in rank to a close second behind our new #1, Newman-Dailey Crystal Sands, with Frenchmans' Reef St. Thomas third.
The service from Newman-Dailey was impeccable. The golf we played at Sandestin Dunes was world class with egrets, blue heron and water views everywhere. And this was all included by Newman-Dailey. There were no hidden costs or fees, not even for the cart!
The Dolphin cruise was utterly spectacular.
We'll be coming back here as long as we are able.
Thanks a Million Newman-Dailey!
Tom and Susan
Left on 08/19/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | golfhog44
The condo, beach, and City of Destin were perfect for my wife and I.
Condo: The condo was perfectly decorated. They have some very
expensive and nice Pottery Barn type furniture throughout the house. The
bed was King with huge pillows and was very comfortable. The shower,
toilets, and all kitchen appliances worked very well (Washer and Dryer are
small, so if you have kids going with you also, you might not be able to
keep up on laundry). The patio furniture on the back porch was among the
nicest at the complex (we looked). The location (an end condo), was
wonderful because the living room area has extra windows and from the
deck you can see in two directions instead of just towards the beach. We
really enjoyed being on the end condo when the afternoon storms rolled in.
the only complaint that we had about the condo was regarding the
television sets. Keep in mind both televisions are flat panel HDTV's and are
very nice, just small problems. The set in the bedroom works great, but is
in a bad spot. If you are on the right side of the bed, you probably cannot
watch it. Moving that television would be a good idea. The set in the living
room is great if you are just watching TV, but if you watch/rent a DVD,
(using Newman Dailey perks) there is a buzzing sound every time a bright
color is on the screen. If it is bright enough, you cannot hear the TV sound,
only the buzzing. It does not happen all the way through the movie and is
probably just a connection problem that someone needs to take a look at.
Beach: The beach and water were perfect. The water was crystal clear the
whole week and the beach sand is very clean. The beach was a very family-
oriented one with only a few groups who did not look or act like they
belonged there. The complimentary umbrella service was great and the
attendants were very nice all week.
Destin: The city is great if you are afraid of running out of stuff to do. There
is always something to do.
bloomington , IN
fun on the beach
Left on 08/08/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | ghada Labban
it was really fun , the people at the office were helpful and pleasant . the
condo was comfortable and it's closeness to the beach made our stay even
more special . the condo needs some renovation though and the balcony
be staged to be more functional . I would definitely use Newman -Dailey
and even stay in the same area or condo . The location was excellent
everything you need for a comfortable stay is within minutes to the condo .
the free movie and tickets to the big kahoona and the race car place were a
clever bonus . I saw newer condos along the same street and beach I may
like to try renting in the future . but I'll also be happy in crystal sands . my
kids enjoyed the bunkbeds in the hallway . I liked how close it was to the
beach . I didn't like that it was a little old . we really enjoyed our stay a lot
the outlets were also a short distance away San Destin and the village there
was a lot of fun . the food in Destin is really good especially the raw oysters
. you can also go for pleasant walks . so much to do in that area the
weather cooperated only 2 days of rain one of the them was the day we
were leaving so it wasn't bad at all . don't know what else to say
Slice of Heaven
Left on 06/27/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | D Meacham
My daughter and I stayed at the Crystal Sands Resort it is mananged by Newman Daily Properties. The Condo was very clean and nicely decorated all items in condo worked well. The view was breathtaking. The ocean was in by backyard. I felt safe and comfortable. The location was convenient to restaurants and family fun activites and shopping. The amenties package gave us several free meals and admission to the water park which was great.However my best experience was with Landra Sanders she was our repsentive from Newman Daily.Her expertise and knowledge was very valuable to me. I was traveling alone with my daughter and she thought of many things that ensured our comfort and safety.She listened to me was patience and kind. She is an asset to your company I plan to visit Crystal Sands again and rest assursed I'll ask for Landra
Left on 04/15/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | kpotts
nice beachfront location.
Left on 03/18/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Lee S.
This condo was a none smoking unit. There was a sign that smoking was allowed on the balcony only. When we walked into the unit the stale cigarette smell was overwhelming. We found out later from another tenant that the previous renter had smoked in the unit for the entire time he was there. We called Newman Dailey the day after we got there to let them know about the smell. A housekeeper came and cleaned and that helped only for a couple of hours. We continued to air the unit out the whole week we were there thinking that "tomorrow" it will be better but it didn't help. This situation really negatively impacted our vacation. We feel compensation is in order for what we had to put up with. Read more
Response from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties - 03/18/2009
We are grateful for all feedback from our guests even when it is not favorable. I sincerely regret that our guest had this experience. We believed the extensive cleaning that was done before this guest's arrival would take away any smell. Unfortunately, it was not enough. I have contacted this guest directly and taken extra steps to remove the smell. Karen Poe- Director of Operations 3/18/09
best world beaches
Left on 09/27/2008 for a stay in June 2007 | nader family
We love the Destin beaches and haved stayed at the Crystal Sands several times, it is quiet and family oriented, our condo each time has been lovely. We will probably stay there again.
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