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2/2 Gorgeous Oceanfront Unit with a Coastal-Casual Theme!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly-owned and renovated condo with a relaxed coastal theme

STERLING SANDS UNIT #702 is a NEWLY-OWNED and RENOVATED UNIT with BREATHTAKING, OCEAN-FRONT/VIEWS. Located DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. Renovations completed in April 2017. Wood look tile throughout, with no carpet anywhere! We live nearby and use the condo frequently ourselves. The large sliding glass balcony doors in both the Living Room and Master Bedroom directly face the beach affording maximum opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the sparkling, emerald green waters. You can also see the water from the kitchen while you prepare drinks or meals on the granite countertops using new stainless steel appliances!

For your relaxation and enjoyment, the Living Room includes a 55" Flat-Screen Smart TV. Relax on the couch (also a sleeper sofa) and admire the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast, or spend some quality family-time playing cards and classic board games. There is also a desk should you need to work or want to write postcards to send to your envious friends back home! Free wifi allows you to access the internet anywhere in the condo, including the balcony while you listen to the crash of the waves.

The Beach-Front Master Bedroom with walk-in closet has a king-size bed, and a Flat-Screen TV. Step out of your private patio door to enjoy the sound of the surf. The Master Bathroom offers a spa-like atmosphere with a relaxing whirlpool tub and walk-in shower.

The Second Bedroom is designed with children and couples in mind; it offers a comfortable, queen-size bed with new mattress and a twin bunk. A full-size Bathroom with tub and shower is accessible from the 2nd bedroom and from the hallway.

A starter kit of dish soap, laundry detergent, trash bags, paper towels, and toilet paper is provided, so you may enjoy your first day without rushing to the grocery store.

We provide Beach Service to our guests from March through October, which includes two lounge chairs and an umbrella; this is a $30 daily savings over what you'd pay to rent the same! An outside storage closet (located directly outside the front door) stores beach chairs and beach toys, several floats, noodles, and small boogie boards. All you need to provide for your personal use is a cooler and beach towels.

Sterling Sands Condominium is meticulously maintained. It boasts a large pool (heated in winter) with chairs, umbrellas, and loungers, as well as a hot tub and a grilling area with several large grills and seating. A Fitness Center is also located on property. A large Ice Maker (for a fee), vending machines, and bathrooms are conveniently located near the pool area. There are two walkways that take you directly to the beach, and each has a shower and spray off area for your body, feet, and toys.

Sterling Sands is near attractions, shopping, restaurants, and right on beach. You are just a short 10 minute walk to the Back Porch Restaurant. Directly across the street you can find pizza, subs, beverage store, beach store, and ice cream/yogurt parlor. Also located across the street is The Track - a place to ride go-carts, play mini-golf, bungee jump, ride bumper boats, explore an arcade, and so much more. Just a half mile away is Big Kahuna's, a massive water and adventure park. A WalMart SuperCenter is less than a mile to the east, and both a Publix Grocery and a Whole Foods Market are within 2.5 miles to the East. Winn-Dixie and Target are 1 mile to the West.

Because we live local, we have the skinny on the best places to dine and shop. We'd be happy to share our favorites with you! While we love pets, the by-laws of the development allow only condo owners to have pets in their unit.

More Details

Bart Swan
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Bart Swan

We enjoy using the property ourselves on a regular basis.

Bart Swan purchased this condo in 2016

Why Bart Swan chose Destin

We bought in Sterling Sands for several reasons.

1) It's a smaller building so the beach isn't nearly as crowded as it would be with a thousand unit building using the same linear feet of beach. The smaller building size also means fewer people in the pool, less waiting for an elevator, parking closer to the building. In short, smaller building = more relaxing!

2) There is a condo next door that doesn't allow short term renters, so the beach space to the east is generally uncrowded and relatively pristine.

3) Sterling Sands is centrally located in Destin, close to restaurants and shopping. The traffic in Destin proper isn't nearly as bad as it is toward the east.

4) Sterling Sands is beautifully maintained with very friendly and accommodating staff.

5) The pool is heated.

6) The boardwalks to/from the beach have nice spray off areas.

7) The balcony rails at Sterling Sands are high enough to feel safe, but are made of glass so your view of the sand is not impaired even from inside the condo! Many condos have vertical bars, or solid walls below the rail, and the view is either impaired or completely blocked. That's a bummer when you're a child, or are inside the condo and can't see the sand!! Our 4 year old liked this balcony the best!


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with large walk in closet, and separate vanity area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is twin size on top and bottom.
  • Pack n play is in the unit, but you'll need to bring your own bedding for it.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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2/2 Gorgeous Oceanfront Unit with a Coastal-Casual Theme!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful condo in a great location. The unit was clean, spacious and located in the heart of much of the attractions Destin has to offer. Unrelated to the unit, at the time of our stay, there were only a couple of negatives. First, one of the two elevators is out of service and secondly, Hwy 98 is currently under construction in front of Sterling Sands. I assume both will be resolved soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The condo had been newly remodeled and was beautiful! The beach chairs were an added bonus. The beach wasn’t crowded and it wasn’t like other places we have stayed where parking and pool chairs were an issue. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Pros= condo was pretty, view was very nice. Condo had everything that you needed. Beach is beautiful. The beds are good.

Cons= Floor of condo was very dirty. I’m guessing the cleaning crew wears shoes and therefore can never actually feel the sand and hair they are just pushing around and never getting rid of. All of our feet were black within minutes of unpacking.

The couch needs to be replaced or a slip cover needs to be purchased, it’s very run down and worn out.

Next is out of the control of the owner but you need to beware of. Pray to god no one is staying above you in the condo. Ceilings are not well insulated and you can hear foot steps and the sliding glass door very well.

Beach chairs, it turns out you can’t sit anywhere on the beach you want. If you want a front row seat ( right in front of ocean ) we were told you have to be there at 9am the day you check in, Good luck with that since check in isn’t till 4pm the day you take over the condo. Please don’t try to take a beach chair up to the water in front of the people that are sitting in the front row so you can watch your kids play in the water. You will be asked to move. July 4th is their busiest time of year and therefore we were stuck in the 3row of chairs. Plus, you can’t just walk straight into the ocean, see the first row of chairs and umbrellas are so packed in there next to each other it’s hard and uncomfortable to walk threw the umbrellas and people sitting so close together. You have to walk east or west about 10 yards ( not far just annoying) to have a path to get to the water. These few things threw us for a loop and put us in a bad mood the first couple of days. Not a good start to our vacation. We pulled it together to make the best of it and tried to enjoy our trip. We will not be coming back to this condo strictly for the beach chair situation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, and the positive comments on our condo. I'm sorry that the floor was not in better shape. We recently changed cleaning crews and expect that to not be an issue any longer. We stay in the condo ourselves quite frequently and hadn't noticed the couch being a problem, but we will check it out as we haven't been there for over a month. The beach chair situation is a tough one. We've been told by many guests that they like our condo because there is less crowding on our beach than other developments in Destin. In the Info Sheet I send to every guest I encourage guests to check in at the beach chair rental hut first thing on the day following their arrival to help insure a front row. Usually all of the rentals are Saturday to Saturday, so almost everyone's first opportunity would be 9:00 AM Sunday. I'm not sure when you checked in at the beach chair rental hut. You're right though, July 4th week is the busiest week of the year! It was a pleasure having you stay in our condo!
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Sterling Sands Gem!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best mid size condos we have ever stayed in right in the middle of Destin! Very stylish, yet simple! Had everything we needed from beach chairs and boogie boards, to the kitchen totally stocked! Large balcony with seating for six.. right on the beach! The owner was so nice, and very quick and efficient to work with! We really look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Repeat Visitors

  • 5 of 5

Can’t beat the location, beach service and beautiful decor! This was our 2nd time staying and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful week in Destin. Wonderful view of the ocean, we saw so many Dolphins from the balcony. Beds were very comfortable and the updated kitchen is very nice. The pool and hot tub were a perfect temperature. The beach chairs are an added bonus- loved having them waiting for us every day. And we loved having access to a grill! A few more places to sit in the family room would be nice, but other than that I would recommend this condo to my friend's and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed review! We also love the views from the condo. Sometimes we see dark clouds in the water that are actually fish and then we see a dolphin chasing them! You're right about the beach service. Once you've enjoyed legit lounge chairs with a real umbrella all set up for you, you'll never want to lug chintzy little chairs again! I'm sure you noticed too how clean the BBQ grills are. They are cleaned every day by the on-site crew. Finally, we're always thinking about how to add seating without compromising the view out of the windows. Maybe we'll come up with something soon. Thanks for staying with us. I hope you'll return some day!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Kelly Plantation

Restaurants of all kinds from Smoothie King to fine dining, all within a mile.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.