3 BR/3 BA Ph***** Best Unit in Ss!!!!!!! Dec/Jan Open!!
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sterling Shores condo description
Exquisitely furnished, west corner unit penthouse in Sterling Shores Condominium on Gulf of Mexico. Over 2200 sq feet of luxury! You will enjoy sweeping views of the emerald green, crystal clear waters of the gulf, and it's white powdery quartz crystal sands from this unit. The main balcony is over huge, 138 feet by 11 feet!
PLEASE click on additional photos for a virtual tour and additional photographs! All the photos shown were all taken at the beginning of 2012, except for the balcony furniture which was just replaced this week, (Jan 28, 2012). The virtual tour is very dated but still allows you to get a feel for the layout of the penthouse.
Sterling Shores has two pools for guests to use...one is a seasonally heated 4300 square feet pool with a gorgeous fountain kids will enjoy while the other is on the gulf and has a tiki bar for the big people and the little people to enjoy. You MUST try their hamburgers and rootbeer floats...They are the best!! A 42-seat surround sound full screen theatre is offered to guests as well as an exercise room.
You are within walking distance of both casual and fine dining restaurants, and lots of amusements parks, including water rides, bumper cars, minature golf, bungee jumping, and kiddie's rides. If you want walking/running trails, start at the front of the condo and go to your hearts desire. You are within a mile of all your shopping needs...from grocery, to discount, to retail malls..You are at the center of Destin's activities.
Our penthouse is the largest one in Sterling Shores and features 12 foot ceilings and crown moldings, beautiful furnishings and paintings, custom draperies and decorations, and even a marble top on the wet bar which has a separate refrigerator. The fully appointed kitchen features beautiful granite countertops, as well as the kitchenette in the 2nd master and all of the bathrooms!! All of the flooring is tiled throughout. It is the Biscayne model that features a separate lock out bedroom with it's own small kitchen,(including a sink, microwave, and refrigerator), and a private balcony. There are flat screen cable tv's with HBO and dvd players in each bedroom. And, the living area features a large screen HDTV with stereo speakers. The balcony also has speakers for enjoying soft music with that glass of wine before dinner. It is by far the most beautifully decorated condo in all of Sterling Shores, and most certainly no other unit has our incredible views!! We even have a large toy box right outside the front door for storing the kids beach toys, floats, etc. for your convenience.
We do not provide beach set ups at the low rate we charge, but we do provide a beach buggie cart with a lock, so it will be easy for you to transport your stuff to the beach.
There is a full size crib, plus a portacrib and a highchair for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find at home. We try to think of everything you might need to make your vacation a truly special, fun filled memory!
You will love the ocean views from both balconies off of the master bedroom and living area as well as the 2rd King bedroom. You will have gorgeous beach views looking south, and incredible sunset views at dusk, and spectacular city night light views looking west! Gorgeous, gorgeous views!
Some question the little street that runs between Sterling Shores and the ocean side pool, tiki hut, and ocean. I tried to take a picture from the balcony overlooking the edge of the large pool so you can see the Back Porch Restaurant and the gated walkway from SS to the ocean. It is not a through street, but a streeet primarily for the Grazie and Back Porch restaurants. There is a push button in case it is needed for crossing the street. It is NOT a detriment to getting to the beach and the distance is negligible. The walkin to two restaurants, Pizza place and the tiki hut without having to get in your car are welllll worth the little street!!
Each bedroom has it's own private bath while the two master's have their own separate jacuzzi's and showers. All the bedrooms have large walk-in closets.
If you can't tear yourself away from your computer even while on vacation, you will enjoy a small office area complete with highspeed internet access. And, no other unit offers a wet bar with refrigerator and gorgeous marble top!
The owner's offer their private covered parking space for guests. The elevator is located just across from this parking spot, and when you arrive on the top floor, your front door is just steps away. You never have to worry about getting wet if it is raining!
You will not find a more beautifully furnished penthouse that offers you the gulf and sunset views with the city lights of Destin for round the clock enjoyment. To make sure you enjoy your stay, we provide each guest with our own personal recommendations of restaurants and activities. And, since we live in Destin, we are just a phone call away if you need anything.
We offer only Sat to Sat rentals, no nightly rates. We are strict non smokers, so please do not smoke inside our unit!
Please email me for additional information or to view the virtual tour or additional photo's if you are unable to open the link on the vrbo web site, or to receive the rental agreement.
No one under the age of 25 need apply. We do not rent to spring breakers.
Also, the vrbo calendar is kept current except for weeks awaiting rental agreements, so please check the vrbo calendar for availability of your week before emailing me.
Keywords: Condominium West End Penthouse
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Linens Provided
- Shared Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Loveeee this penthouse!!!Guest comment entered by owner
Loveeee this penthouse!!!
“It’s a shame it has to end”. We just finished up staying for a week in this wonderful penthouse, and we truly hate that it has to end. We have been vacationing in Destin for about 10 years now and discovered Mr. and Mrs. Monaco’s condo 3 years ago. I wish I’d have found this gem earlier. The place is fantastic! Great location, great views, wonderfully furnished, underground parking and spotlessy clean. There are three couples of us that vacation together every year and the penthouse has plenty of room for the six of us to spread out and be very comfortable. For the guys you are very convenient to lots of golfing and fishing. And for the women, plenty of shopping (maybe too much shopping), two swimming pools and beautiful beaches. After a big day, you have your pick of many restaurants in the area. And the best part is, Mrs. Monaco is a peach to deal with. Always makes herself available if you have any questions or if you’re just looking for some local information. Bet your bottom dollar dollar that we will return to Sterling Shores in the not to distant future. Doug Benton, KY
- Guest Doug Thomas
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/26/13
Wonderful Vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Hi Bev. I just wanted to drop you a note about our trip to Destin. Our family had a wonderful time and your condo is stunning. It was so beautiful and as comfortable as staying in one of our own homes. We will cherish these memories forever. Thanks again … and I’m ready to start making plans to 2014! Take care … all the best to you and your family.
- Guest Sherri
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 10/01/13
Love the penthouse!Guest comment entered by owner
Love the penthouse!
Left a little while ago. Everything was GREAT! We lucked out with the weather and water. We plan on coming back again next year. We all noticed your updates and changes (table, chairs, bedspreads). All looked nice. Bonnie
- Guest bonnie bannerman
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Another wonderful week
Another wonderful week
we just spent another great week at your beautiful condo, enjoyed it just as much as last year. what can i say we're hooked
- Guest Michelle (Birmingham)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
I am a very picky person I will say up front. Bev, the owner, does a great job with communication and set up with renting the condo. They communicate nicely everything you need to know about the rental and recommendations for the Destin area. I have stayed at SS 4 times and this is the nicest condo I have stayed in SS thus far.This place upon entering was very clean and smelled clean!! It is very nicely decorated and the condo has everything. It was nice to have the beach buggy/cart to load up everything back and forth to the pool/beach. We had six people staying in the condo. Of which were our two older teenagers( 19/16) and two younger kids (7/4). The condo offers a ton of space and we never felt crowded. It was awesome to have 3 bathrooms with 3 baths.The kitchen offers everything with high end countertops and appliances. The beds were comfortable and bedrooms were spacious. The views from the condo is one of the highlights of this rental. It is awesome to be able to see the city, pool, and ocean. On Thursday evening, looking from the dining room window or preferrably the balcony, there is a great view of fireworks from the Harborwalk area facing west around 9pm or so. The location of the condo is so convenient from the parking space, to the elevator, and even trash chute. I can only say for improvement(remember I am picky) is better pillows and more blankets. This is a must rent condo!! We enjoyed are stay and hope to be back very soon. Thanks Bev and John!! Marc,Jennifer and family
- Guest wvmoz (Hurricane,WV)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Loved our vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved our vacation!
Thanks so much and don't mind at all if you post our comments on vrbo! On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM, <BevMonaco@aol.com> wrote: Hi! Thank you so much for staying with us... we dooo hope you will return next year.. You left the place in great shape.. Tk u! John sent your deposit back yesterday.. he does those the day after guests depart. Txx again, Bev ps// would you mind if I post your comment on vrbo? In a message dated: Hey Bev Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our week and the condo! The condo is beautiful and everything was so convenient! The garage parking space and elevator was a great bonus. Also I would like to ask about the deposit. Thanks again for all your information. We loved McGuires! Looking forward to returning next year. Jim and Tammy
- Guest Jim and Tammy
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Wonderful vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Hi Bev: Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Destin. Your condo is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed our time there very much! Thank you so much for your hospitality and your attention to our needs. We arrived home last night around 11:30 pm; exhausted but very happy to have had the week together. thanks again Anita
- Guest Anita Bievenue
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Great vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Bev, Thanks, again, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo. You certainly are a great host. Everything we need was here, as you proactively planned for your guests vacation. The condo has such beautiful views from most rooms and balconys. We will certainly rent from you again. Phil Nelson
- Guest Phillip
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/28/13
Three words... A-ma-zing!!!
Three words... A-ma-zing!!!
Our family had a wonderful time! Can't wait to come back! Garage parking close to the elevator, breathtaking views, lovely decks and comfortable outdoor furniture. 7 of us had more then enough room. Can't say enough good!
- Guest Bob & Monika (Springfield, mo)
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Bev, We're home now after a great week in Destin. Everyone enjoyed the condo ... lots of wonderful memories were made. Here's looking forward to February. Thank you, Alice
- Guest alive (ocean springs, Ms)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Fall 08/18/12-10/27/12 $2100/week $500 dep (2435) total Winter 10/28/12-03/01/13 $1700/week $500 dep (1995) total Spring 03/02/13-03/08/13 $2100/week $500 dep (2435) total Spring break 03/09/13-04/12/13 (25+ ONLY) $2400/week $800 dep (2765) total Spring 04/13/13-05/24/13 $2100/week $500 dep (2435) total Summer 05/25/13-08/02/13 $3100/week $1000 dep (3535) total Late Summer 08/03/13-08/16/13 $2500/week $500 dep (2875) total Add 10% tax and $125 cleaning plus deposit (SAT-SAT only. 25+ ALWAYS (totals in ()
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I am Bev Monaco.. husband is John. We are retired and live right here in Destin. We oversee all of our properties and make sure all needs of our guests are met. We insist on only the best for our guests as it is our earnest desire that when they arrive, the go 'wow', and when they depart, they take with them wonderfullll memories and a desire to come back the next year. We take take pride in our places, and we hope it shows!
Why the Owner Chose Sterling Shores:
We 'discoverd' Destin and the Emerald Coast 11 years ago and knew immediately we were retiring here. I spent the first 3 winters at our beach home, listing 24559, while my husband came down every other weekend as he was still working. I can't even describe how much I still cherish all the memories I experienced during those winters. All the times my mother and father came down, our children, our friends... and how many wonderful people we met strolling on the beaches.. We built our retirement home and have continued to live here as we acquired more and more properties. It is just an incredibly wonderful place to visit and to live!!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The views, the views, the views! We lived in the penthouse while our retirement home was being built. Gosh, I just loveddddd it! I can't begin to describe how relaxing and wonderful that experience was. Our penthouse is on the west corner of the building and there are no other comparable views in all of Destin. Just incredibly beautiful views of the ocean and all the city night lights from both of the balconies.. Just gorgeousssss! And, if I may brag about my decorations in the penthouse as well as the unique changes I have made to it, I think it is not comparable to any other unit in Sterling Shores! I converted a closet to a bar area... the only one in the entire building: Crown moldings, tiled floors, upgraded furniture and furnishings all throughout the penthouse; Granite in all the rooms and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen... we spared no expenses in making our penthouse the best place imaginable to stay!
- Primary: (850) 654-9966
- Secondary: (850) 830-6866 (Florida, USA)
living area, flat screen tv, balcony, outdoor speakers, leather q sleeper; gulf
view from dining area: city lights at night, and gulf during the day.. gorgeous!
all stainless kitchen, granite countertops, laundry room & pantry
sm office in master suite, high speed internet, view of bath, lg walk in closet
2nd k master, window looking out on gulf and city, high end furnishings
master bath with sep shower and jacuzzi; crib, high chair in large walkin clos
View from Master Bdr & Living Area Balcony slate flooring on balconies
looking east from balcony; condo pool and beach side pool; gated walk to beach
looking from kitchen: dining area, wet bar, living area and balcony over gulf
from living area to kitchen, 4 bar stools, wet bar w refrig, and entrance foyer
gulf front k master, flat screen tv w dvd, gorgeous gulf front, high end furn
master bath, granite tops, jacuzzi, and separate shower, his and hers sinks
kitcheonette, flat screen w dvd, sm balcony over gulf and city, dresser not seen
queen bedroom, flat screen w dvd, separate entrance to bath, lg closet
huge slate floored balony off of living and master bedroom areas
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