"Our family stayed in this two bedroom condo last week. Our experience from start to finish was superb! The owner was a pleasure to deal with from the first day I contacted him to inquire about availability. The reservation process went smoothly and everything was as expected. We loved the location of the condo, the proximity to the beach, and our favorite restaurant, "The Back Porch." We stayed in Sandestin in 2013 and while there, I scoped out this particular location thinking at the time that it would be the perfect spot. It did not disappoint! The condo was very well decorated, beachy, and tasteful all at the same time. As a person that enjoys cooking, I always look for a well appointed kitchen. The appliances were all modern and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed the view and often had coffee in the mornings and dinner in the evenings out on the patio. We had a lovely view of the lagoon style pool, as well as the ocean. Our girls enjoyed the activities available to them. One night they participated in a scavenger hunt and another night they watched a movie at the indoor theatre. We were comfortable allowing our teenage girls to walk to and from the beach when they needed snacks, a drink, or even a short break from the sun. The fact that we did not have to carry a key around and deal with the fear of losing it was great! We loved the keypad entry for the parking, pool, fitness center, and condo. I always pack to be prepared for vacations away from home, but was also pleasantly surprised that the condo was stocked with some essentials such as paper towels, hand soap in the kitchen and both bathrooms, trash bags, dish and dishwasher soap. Quite honestly, we had such an amazing and memorable time at the beach this year, that we have already discussed going back next year for two weeks as opposed to just one! Some activities we enjoyed while there were renting a pontoon boat and jetting out to Crab Island to hang out and fish, sandcastle building lessons, and my personal favorite....kayaking in the ocean. So much to do and see! This was the second time we have vacationed in the area and I cannot imagine resting our toes in the sand on any other beach. Sterling Shores was fantastic and this particular unit was awesome to say the least! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back in the future!"
Guest: Michelle G.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 11, 2014