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To the Beach!

Emerald waters on Crystal Beach

Several times a year, I am lucky enough to be able to take a mother-daughter trip with my young adult daughter. For this getaway, we chose relaxation on the powdery white sand of Crystal Beach in Destin, Florida. Thanks to the efficiency of the experts at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, we were able to put together a hassle-free long weekend stay that fit our needs. We have found that using a professional management company like Newman-Dailey is a benefit, as the property is kept exceptionally clean and safe.

We arrived at the lovely Emerald Dunes Condominium and found our keyless check-in to be quick and easy. The well appointed condo was not a surprise, as we have stayed at other Newman-Dailey properties in the past and are always impressed. The two guest bedrooms and main bedroom were decorated beautifully and the large kitchen well equipped for those who want to cook and eat in while staying there. The ocean views from the balcony and main bedroom were spectacular. 

The weather for our stay was beyond perfect and as a result, we didn’t want to leave the beach, even though one can arrange for bicycles and several other activities. Crystal Beach is an up and coming destination in the Destin area. It's more secluded and less crowded than downtown Destin. The beach was just steps from the condo and made it easy to go back and forth during the day and also transport our tropical drinks and other belongings. 

For dining, there are several walkable spots including Camille’s, the sister restaurant to well known Harbor Docks, known for their mouth watering sushi. We also took a drive one evening to the local spot, Crab Trap, for some delicious grouper and drinks. 

We discovered that we were not the only ones sharing a mother-daughter getaway. We met a nice mother and adult daughter duo on the beach visiting from Chicago on their annual vacation. Sounds like an ideal plan. An annual trip to Emerald Dunes on Crystal Beach may be in the cards for us as well.