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PLEASE NOTE: Summer stays require a Saturday to Saturday stay -- bookings need to be WEEKLY rentals (either 7 nights or 14 nights). Partial week stays are allowed but you will be charged the full weekly rate.

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Thank you for visiting the site of the Sea Forever condo: Penthouse 12 at Sterling Shores in Destin, Florida! Be sure to follow us on facebook at for updates and more photos!

If you have been to Destin, Florida, you know how much of a GEM this location is! And, if you have never been there before, you are in for a treat! The turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches are unsurpassed in beauty and you would think you are in the Caribbean! There are seriously no better beaches in the US. The white sand remains cool under your feet as you stroll in comfort -- even in the heat of the day! The turquoise water is breathtaking and you can even watch the dolphins from your balcony or directly from the beach!

And, what better place to stay than at Sterling Shores. This property boasts two wonderful pools, including a seasonally heated 4300 square foot lagoon pool with waterfall umbrella that the kids will love. The other pool is located on the Gulf with a terrific hamburger hut that sells delicious food and smoothies. The pool is great for the kids as well as the adults. In addition to the pools, there is also a workout room and a 42 seat theater that your family can use for MOVIE NIGHT! Popcorn included! Great fun.

Sterling Shores is located right next to some great Restaurants including everyone's favorite: The Back Porch Seafood and Oyster Bar.) Ruth's Chris Steak House is also close by. A BRAND NEW addition to the area is the countries largest candy store! The Candymaker Candy Store is right next to Sterling Shores and includes a coffee shop, a yogurt shop, a gift shop, and some of the best candy you've ever eaten! We love going there for breakfast! The Track Amusement Center is also right across the road, which includes mini-golf, go-carts on a wooden track, bumper cars, an arcade, as well as bungee jumping! You are also close to shopping at the Destin Commons, and grocery stores, including Walmart, are very close by.

We LOVE our unit and Sterling Shores, which looks directly over this beautiful beach, and we know that you will, too! This unit has the best location in the complex - it sits out from the rest of the building and is centrally located. You cannot beat the view from this unit! The ceiling of the unit is vaulted, including the balcony that above the balcony (see photos) -- providing a limitless view. No one is above you, creating a sense of openness. With your rental you receive use of our COVERED GARAGE PARKING SPACE for no extra charge, making your car easily accessible and out of the elements.

Once you've finished enjoying a day at the beach or one of our TWO POOLS, kick back in our comfy sofas and watch your videos or DVD's (DVD movie rentals available at Sterling Shores) on the large 46-inch flat screen TV. Each bedroom also has a TV with a DVD and VHS. There is also an in-house movie theater (where you can use your own movies!) and seasonal children's programs.

The extra large kitchen gives you plenty of room to move around. Then, enjoy watching the sunset with after dinner drinks from the oversized balcony!

Please check out our Guest Comments! Here are the comments from a recent guest:

'Thanks again to you and your husband for all of your help. You can quote on this. Your condo not only had all the comforts of home, it was very elegant and modern. The view was breathtaking and by far the best that we have ever witnessed in Destin. Our plans in the future will now always include your penthouse. Not only was it the best, your help and guidance made everything top notch!'

Come stay at the 'Sea Forever!' Once you stay here you will not want to stay anywhere else! (Please read our profile below for more reasons of why we LOVE this unit!)

Features of this unit and the complex include:

Top floor (11th floor) Penthouse unit with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths – Master w/ King, Guest Bedroom w/Queen, Guest Bedroom w/ bunk

1,700 square feet

10-foot high ceilings

Extra large kitchen

Queen-size sleeper sofa

46-inch flat screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD player

TV’s with DVD/VHS players in each bedroom

Private oversized balcony with high ceilings

Private COVERED parking spot

Private washer and dryer

4,300 sq. ft. lagoon-style pool

Private gulf-front beach club

Private gulf-front oasis pool (heated seasonally)

24 hour work out facility

42-seat surround-sound theater that can be rented for family parties!

Barbecue area

Seasonal beach-side rental service & Beach Grill

FREE wireless high-speed internet access

FREE unlimited DVD rentals

Located nearby amusements, shopping & restaurants

Resort based activities for the Kids, Holidays & Special Events

We offer excellent prices for this large unit.



Please be sure to book a unit that has a number of positive comments from return guests.

Rentals for 25 years and older only.

Maximum Rental for 7 adults. Can accommodate 8 people if party consists of children under the age of 12.

Keywords: Condominium, Destin, Penthouse


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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are allowed and requests for pets will not be acknowledged....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Maximum Rental Capacity is 6 adults. 7 maximum if there are children under the age of 12. Please be aware that you must be at least 25 years old to book this unit. The unit has a king bed in master, queen in guest bedroom one, a bunk that sleeps three children and a queen sleeper sofa, No Pets, DVD Players, Toaster, Blender, Full-Size Washer & Dryer, 2 Pools, HighSpeed Internet Access available upon request once arriving at Sterling Shores, MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jetted Tub


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from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Nov 12 - Dec 1, 2015
4 night min stay

Spring Break
Apr 2 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Spring 2016
Apr 16 - May 20, 2016
3 night min stay

Summer 2016
May 21 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • Svc. Charge $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


7 night minimum stay -- Saturday to Saturday only.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Destin is teeming with activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Sea-doos and Jet Skis, deep sea fishing, The Big Kahuna Water Park, golf courses, There is also biking, arcades, and windsurfing, There is also a huge outlet mall within 7 miles of the condo, and a large retail mall within approximately 1 mile.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi! Thank you for visiting our VRBO page! We bought this unit in 2005 and love the area, the view, and the location in the building. We looked at many units before we found this one, and are we glad we did. It has the perfect location in the building -- hands down -- right smack dab in the middle. The view is unbelievable. When you walk in the unit and look out the huge tall glass doors you will know exactly what we mean. We love the spaciousness of this unit, and the grandness you feel when you walk in due to the high ceilings. It is bright and yet warm, and being on the top floor you do not have neighbors to worry about making noise from above. The balcony is extremely spacious and safe for small children. We come here as often as we can, and take great care of our unit. We hope you will choose to enjoy it as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Sterling Shores:
We immediately loved Sterling Shores because of it's general beauty. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with loads of palm trees (we love palm trees) and they keep it immaculate. Besides the beauty, we love that everything is so close. We are VERY close to grocery stores, Walmart, and the Destin Commons shopping mall. The pools in this complex are GREAT! the Lagoon pool is extra large and has a more shallow area for smaller children. There is plenty of space in the pool, and also around it for sun bathing. Within this pool area there is also a grill, so you can cook up your steaks and eat them poolside or take them back up to the unit and eat on the balcony! The beachside pool is smaller, but is right next to the hamburger bar/tiki hut. A great place to 'regroup' after being on the beach for a few hours! We LOVE the hamburger bar and it serves the BEST hamburgers, as well as hot dogs, smoothies, nachos, ice cream, etc. You can order directly from the beach side, or from the private patio/pool area. The Back Porch restaurant is right next to our beach, and you can order drinks directly from the backside bar, or take a lunch break and go in with your bathing suit. Extra fun! Sterling Shores also has a movie theater than guest can rent and they provide popcorn and take care of all putting it all together for you and your guests. A great way for families to enjoy and evening at the movies! We love doing that. During the summer, there are daily activities for the kids. When we first bought the unit, our son was younger and really enjoyed many of these activities! There is also a very nice workout room available to guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The newest addition to this area is the Candymaker candy store! This is so much fun for all ages! We were so excited that there is a coffee shop right in the candy store, and you can enjoy your coffee on the outside deck or inside in the booths. The candy shop is huge, and also offers frozen yogurt, gifts, and excellent toffee and pralines (amongst so many other nummies!) We also love that the TRACK amusement center is right across the road, with miniature golf, arcade, bungies, bumper cars, and a wooden race track which is a lot of fun. As a guest of Sterling Shores, you can call ahead to the Back Porch restaurant, which is located right across the road, and make reservations...just let them know that you are staying at Sterling Shores. You can also receive priority tee-times at the Plantation Golf Club as a guest from Sterling Shores. And,very importantly, there is very EASY access across busy Hwy 98, due to a designated traffic light -- which most complexes do not offer. There are so many wonderful reasons to stay at Sterling Shores Penthouse 12!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from Living Area/Balcony

    View from Living Area/Balcony

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Living Room with Flat Screen TV

    Living Room with Flat Screen TV

  • Huge Kitchen!

    Huge Kitchen!

  • Master Bath with Custom Mural

    Master Bath with Custom Mural

  • Guest Bedroom with Bunk That Sleeps 3!  There is also a 3rd bedroom with Queen!

    Guest Bedroom with Bunk That Sleeps 3! There is also a 3rd bedroom with Queen!

  • Oversize Balcony with Vaulted Ceiling for Unlimited View!

    Oversize Balcony with Vaulted Ceiling for Unlimited View!

  • Beach Pool and Snack Bar

    Beach Pool and Snack Bar

  • Poolside - beautiful grounds!

    Poolside - beautiful grounds!

  • CandyMaker Candy Store located right next door to Sterling Shores!

    CandyMaker Candy Store located right next door to Sterling Shores!

  • Best Location in the Complex!

    Best Location in the Complex!

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • King Bed in Master Bedroom with View

    King Bed in Master Bedroom with View

  • Queen bed in guest room.

    Queen bed in guest room.

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • One of Two Pools!  This is the Lagoon Pool.  There is also a Beach Pool!

    One of Two Pools! This is the Lagoon Pool. There is also a Beach Pool!

  • Movie theater -- rent it out to have a family/friend movie night!

    Movie theater -- rent it out to have a family/friend movie night!

  • Hamburger bar at beach pool.  Some of the best burgers and smoothies around!

    Hamburger bar at beach pool. Some of the best burgers and smoothies around!

  • The Track is right across the street.  Great fun for the whole family!

    The Track is right across the street. Great fun for the whole family!

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