4,000+ in 2013 Unit Refresh - Modern Condo in Ariel Dunes I
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Ariel Dunes condo description
SNOWBIRD SPECIAL-- Dec 6 - Jan 31st TWO MONTH STAY for $2,200 TOTAL RATE including all taxes/fees
Fantastic Modern Beach Condo - Come enjoy our family's condo located in one of Good Morning America's 10 Most Beautiful Places in America! Incredible Gulf Front & Bay Views from our 11th floor unit. Just completed over $4,000 in unit refresh/upgrades including mahogany-grain plank tiles in living room and bedroom, new small kitchen appliances, kitchen supplies, new mattress, new living room chair, and many other items. Enjoy this open floor plan providing access between kitchen & living space. Living area is elegant yet relaxed, decorated with modern art & 42' LCD TV, DVD/CD system. Gourmet kitchen with Santa-cecilia granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinetry & stainless steel appliances. The private bedroom features its own LCD TV/DVD combo, private access to additional half bath and gorgeous Bay and Golf Course views. Built in hall bunk beds are perfect for the kids. Ultra convenient in-unit washer & dryer. The large balcony with seating & table offers a place to enjoy a beverage and amazing Emerald Coast Gulf Front views.
Seascape Resort offers on-site 18 hole golf course, 2 huge pools, tennis courts, & on-site fantastic full-service Cabana Cafe Restaurant with live entertainment. Steps to beach, pools, golf, outlet & up-scale shopping--something for everyone!
Located along Scenic Gulf Drive, enjoy a variety of exciting, relaxing and family-fun activities. If you're up for a view on the go, rent a bike, moped, 3-wheeled scooter or golf cart from one of the many local businesses. If you want a day at the pool, kick back in in either of the 2 pool including a zero-entry pool with fun mushroom waterfall. For the shoppers out there, it's a short drive to the fabulous Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Destin Commons & Grand Boulevard shopping complexes & movie theaters. There's no shortage of fantastic restaurants, including amazing local seafood eateries and almost every chain restaurant you can think of. Casual eateries include the on-site Cabana Cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night drinks with live entertainment. Close-by beach-side fare available at The Whale's Tail, Pompano Joe's and The Crab Trap. You can't go wrong with romantic up-scale dining at Destin's Cuvee Bistro or amazing steaks and traditional fare at McGuire's Irish Pub. Looking for family-fun, enjoy a day at Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park with waterslides, go-karts, miniature golf or kids rides and go-karts at The Track. Enjoy the ambiance of New Orleans-style shopping and dining at Baytowne Wharf. Don't forget to take in a sunset by the Destin Pass at Harborwalk Village with shops, live entertainment and eateries - we recommend Harry Ts. If you're all about the beach (who's not), stroll down and enjoy the gorgeous Emerald Coast kicking back in 2 complimentary beach chairs and umbrella in the fine sugar-white sand. There is certainly an abundance of reasons and variety of opportunities to make your vacation to our family condo a truly memorable one!
- On floor 11
- 798 sq. ft.
- Elevator : 4 Elevators
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- FIRST CLASS CONDO AMENITIES - Nestled on the grounds of the beautiful and tranquil, Seascape Resort in Destin, Florida! Ariel Dunes Condominiums are located just 300 yards from the beach, where you avoid the sounds of seasonal traffic, without sacrificing the magnificent views. - Two outdoor swimming pools, 1 with zero-entry access, and a mushroom fountain--the kids` favorite! - 18-hole championship Joe Lee designed Destin golf course with numerous water features relaxed atmosphere. - Complete tennis facility with eight lighted tennis courts, on site tennis lessons and a pro shop - FREE seasonal beach service (2 chairs+umbrella) - Convenient seasonal resort tram transports you to the beach, tennis courts or greens. (April to September) - Fitness room with the stationary equipment, treadmills, and free weights - Cabana Café. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight, a local favorite for drinks and live entertainment! - Whale`s Tail Beach Bar and Grill...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Water Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Golf Course View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Toilet Paper
- Linens Provided
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Clothes Dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided
- Filtered Water
- Air Conditioning
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- 4 Ring Stove
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Tennis Court
- Deck / Patio
- Walkway To Water
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Wonderful Stay in Beautiful Condo
Wonderful Stay in Beautiful Condo
We had an absolutely perfect 2-month stay here in Ariel Dunes -- the photos hardly do justice to this lovely place. The condo itself was top-notch and modern, with a comfortable living area, and plenty of balcony space, perfect for watching the sunset over the Emerald Coast. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped; we cooked most nights during our stay, and I can truly say we weren't lacking any amenities -- there's even a slow cooker! The bedroom and bathrooms were also ideal. Finally, the location couldn't possibly be better. While not in the heart of downtown Destin, this was actually a bonus -- we didn't have to wrangle with the mess of traffic that clogs the heart of downtown but were still a short drive from Harborwalk and Destin Commons. Miramar Beach is absolutely STUNNING -- the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters never failed to take our breath away. The condo is a short, short walk from the shore, and also in walking distance to restaurants, a coffee shop, and plenty of spots for sunset cocktails. Finally, dealing with Matt, the owner, was excellent. He was extremely helpful and responsive during the booking process, and also made himself available should we have needed anything during our stay. Truly - this is a wonderful condo, with spectacular views in a great location!
- Guest Valerie C.
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Fantastic Family GetawayGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic Family Getaway
As I was preparing to move to the Destin area, we stayed as family guests of Matt and his family for several months and it truly was our home away from home. I didn't really know what to expect of Destin and the condo-living lifestyle but it was A++ The condo was spacious and fully stocked and the views, oh the views. What a view! The blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico are stunning from the wall of windows-effect of the huge sliding glass doors. It sealed the deal in our decision to move to the area. We highly recommend for summer vacationers and snowbirds alike.
- Guest Dorothy G.
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Not good, condo dirty and in disrepair
Not good, condo dirty and in disrepair
We have stayed in the Destin area many times over the years, usually staying in Sandestin. This time we decided to stay in this unit instead and let me tell you it was a huge mistake! If you enjoy a luxury vacation you will not be happy at Ariel Dunes/Seascape. We arrived at around 4pm to checkin and the condo wasn't ready until almost 7pm because they were supposedly cleaning it still. Overall the front desk staff were rude upon checking in, this is just the overall attitude at this property. The property is what it is, very average, not much to do here without driving. When we finally were allowed into the condo, we found it to be in a dirty and unkept condition. I'm not sure what their definition of clean is, but we were disgusted. There was dust everywhere (looked like it hadn't been dusted or thoroughly cleaned in months), carpet was very dirty with stains/black marks and crumbs of food still on the floor. Luckily there was a vacuum so we were able to clean it some. The walls are in desperate need of fresh paint. In the kitchen, the furnishings were cheap "Walmart quality" and the pans were so scratched up that we ended up buying a skillet in order to be able to cook while there. The appliances and granite counters are nice but everything else in the kitchen is subpar. The sofa was pretty nice and looked pretty new and the TVs were good. Towels and bedroom linens were low quality. The bed was not very comfortable and the carpet in the bedroom was also in pretty dirty and in need of replacement. Mid way through our stay the dryer stopped working. The maintenance man was very nice, said the washer/dryer combo unit is pretty old and has been needing replaced for a while, he let us dry our clothes in a unit down the hall that was vacant. This unit was very nice and clean, so it's not all of the units at Ariel Dunes that are like this. The view and the balcony are pretty good. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes, just make sure to get to the beach by around 9am to get beach service. One day we waited until about 10 and when we got to the beach they said all of the chairs and umbrellas were gone. The pools are very nice as well. I would not recommend anyone stay here unless the owners fix the unit up and have it properly cleaned. Regardless, we won't be back to Ariel Dunes, next time we'll be back at Sandestin where things are always perfect! If you appreciate luxury and perfection, I would not stay here.
- Guest Bobby W.
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Owner response: I'm glad to have the opportunity to have spoken with the dissatisfied guest. Honestly, the review was over the top on the condition of the unit. I promptly worked out and addressed their concerns 1 on 1. We have addressed service & cleaning concerns with the on-site management company. They have recently installed a new software system to better track unit cleanings & will ensure that unit inspections following each cleaning are thorough. As we do every year, we had already planned for and have now completely refreshed the unit. In April 2013, my family completed over $4,000 on: gorgeous mahogany-grain tile planks in living room and bedroom; new small kitchen appliances; new kitchen supplies/pots/pans; new memory foam mattress; new living room arm chair, and many other items throughout. We take great pride in our beach condo and stay as a family every single year including in 3 times in 2013. Over the years, we have had only positive feedback and look forward to future guests enjoying our small slice of the Emerald Coast.
We stayed in #1106 for a week 7/6 to 7/13 and I must say we were sad to leave! We were a family of six and this unit was clean and beatifully decorated. The view is spectacular, the pools are nice, and it is a very short walk to the beach. The Cabana Cafe on the property is also reasonably priced with good food, a full bar, and live music every night. Their service is also great! They have a bakery/coffee shop and icecream onsite as well. If you are on a budget this is a perfect place to stay, if you come ready with food and all your needs you don't even have to leave the property or beach area, you can walk to everthing! We will definitely be back!
- Guest Jo V.
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
The Best Ever!!!
The Best Ever!!!
We absolutely loved our stay. The condo was perfect could not have asked for anything more. We will definitely be going back. The convience of the pools and beach were almost as amazing as the view of the ocean.
- Guest marie r.
- Date of stay 06/12/11
- Review Submitted 11/02/11
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your comments! We do our best to provide a fantastic modern vacation condo for our guests and us (we stay there too :) We just put a gorgeous new sleeper sofa in there in September. Come on back and we'll take care of you.
Property was exactly as shown, very clean. Beautiful views of the Gulf and the Golf Course. Elevators were very timely. We would highly recommend this property. McGuires Irish Pub is a must for great food and atmosphere.
- Guest B&D (Ilderton, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 10/15/11
- Review Submitted 11/01/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for staying in our condo. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again and we'll do our very best to make it another wonderful stay. Cheers, Dorothy
Loved this beautiful condo!
Loved this beautiful condo!
My boyfriend and I just recently stayed here for 5 nights and we absolutely loved it!! As soon as we walked in, we felt like we were at home. It is decorated very nicely with an amazing view of the beach! The kitchen is huge with really nice appliances and the washer & dryer came in handy also. We can not wait to return very soon!!
- Guest Emily and Jacob (Birmingham, AL)
- Date of stay 05/13/11
- Review Submitted 05/19/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Emily I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We like to treat our repeat renters extra well:) Email me anytime. Dorothy
Our first visit to Destin as snowbirds, very pleased with our stay here in Ariel Dunes 1. The condo on 11th floor has great back door view but the front wall of windows looking on to the Gulf is like a dream. Balcony faces south so full day of sun plus the sunset that will bring out the camera. The furniture is nice, bed very comfortable and modern good kitchen. Makes us want to return.
- Guest E Linton (Canada)
- Date of stay 01/31/11
- Review Submitted 03/03/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: A luxury modern condo, great location with resort goodies--thanks and we will see you again next year!
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Apr 1 - May 15, 2014
3 night min stay
|Summer Peak 2014
May 16 - Sep 1, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Walton County, Florida
FABULOUS PLACE AT A FANTASTIC PRICE!
Our rate includes a host of Seascape Resort discounts/amenities including:
Daily beach service (2 chairs + 1 umbrella); Restaurant discounts (10% off on-site Cabana Cafe restaurant and Beach-side Whale's Tail); 40% off golf rates; discounts on fishing, etc. These discounts/amenities are quite the bargain and for a full list, go to: h
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- Exit Cleaning: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Ft Walton (VPS), Panama Cty (ECP), Pensacola (PNS) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-10 at 20 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Cabana Cafe (on site) at Ariel Dunes
- Nearest Golf: Seascape Destin Golf Course (on site) at Ariel Dunes
- Nearest Restaurant: Cabana Cafe (on site) + Whale's Tail (walking) at Ariel Dunes
Year Purchased: 2010
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Fantastic Full On View of the Emerald Gulf Coast
Two huge pools, 1 seasonally heated & 1 zero entry with fun mushroom waterfall
42' LCD Cable TV with DVD/Stereo System and brand new comfy chair
Perfect bar-top for chillin and eating in
Built in Bunks are Perfect little haven for the Kids
Stunning Bay View from Master Bedroom
Enjoy a drink and seating for 4 adults and 2 children on the private balancy
Ariel Dunes I - The Newest Condo Highrise in Destin Area
Enjoy the spectacular beaches of the Emerald Coast
Modern Decor--Super Comfy Couch/Sleeper - Brand New Flooring here & in bedroom
Fully Stocked Gourmet Kitchen with granite & GE Profile Stainless Appliances
Great 1 and a 1/2 Bath. Shower & Tub with Stacked Laundry Center
Relaxing Bedroom with bay-view. Check out that new mahogany-grain tile floor
One last look in the mirror...you look great! Now go have some Destin fun!
Direct view of gorgeous Emerald Coast from your own private balcony
Restaurant on 1st floor - Food & Entertainment with Ultimate Convenience