It is no secret that each and every one of us sometimes crave a beach vacation. Picturing those smooth waves crashing gently on a sandy shore is a way to get through the slog of everyday life. Whether you work in an office, at home, in the field, or somewhere else, everyone could use a break.

Unfortunately, beach vacations are not always cost-effective, and sometimes it is difficult to justify taking a vacation when there are bills to pay, groceries to buy, and the list goes on. Of course, these are all valid reasons, but what if you could have your cake and eat it too? And by that we mean, what if you could take a beach vacation and still afford life?

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These three low-cost condo rentals in Destin, Florida can help that dream come true. Each of these vacation rentals provides both privacy and easy beach access. With its crystalline shores and emerald waters, Destin is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, so it might be time to take advantage of these affordable condos.

Sea Cabins

Sea Cabins is a cozy condo complex located in the heart of Destin in Miramar Beach. These condo rentals provide an old Floridian feel, include one room with one or two bathrooms, and can accommodate up to six guests. Great amenities are also provided, including the seasonally heated community pool, family picnic tables, and easy access to a beach pavilion that is mere steps away from the condos. This popular location is also near well-known restaurants, beach bars, coastal activities, and the trendy Silver Sands Premium Outlets. With so much to do and the beach nearly at your doorstep, Sea Cabins is a perfect spot to spend time with friends and family, while taking a much-needed breather from work and life stress.


gulfview floridaCan you say “Hello, beachfront vacation rental”? Gulfview condos combine its prime location with affordability, making sure anyone can enjoy an Emerald Coast vacation. On-site amenities include not one, but two community pools, a hot tub, grilling facilities, immediate access to the Scenic Gulf Drive Bike Path, and more. With its beachside location, guests can hit up the sugary shores whenever they feel like it. After a day of sunbathing, swimming, and building sandcastles, the condo’s proximity to all things Destin make it easy to explore more coastal fun, restaurants, and shopping in the area.

Emerald Waters

Emerald Waters complex is aptly named for the jewel-toned waves of the Gulf Coast that are right across the street from these condos. Featuring two-bedroom vacation rentals with a private balcony, Emerald Waters also offers affordable beach condos in Destin that allow guests to have a great time in paradise without worrying about the cost. When staying here, guests not only enjoy the close proximity to the beach, but also the community pool and hot tub. In addition to a great rental and amenities, these condos are located near a five-mile bike path, as well as wining, dining, and shopping locales.

Ready to plan your low-cost beach vacation? Book your stay with Ocean Reef Resorts at any of these condos, or ask about other cost-effective availabilities. A team of knowledgeable reservation specialists will help ensure your vacation is both amazing and stays within your budget!