About the property
- Condo1355 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
Let our past renters share with you their experience to help you with your future vacation. Click on 'GUEST COMMENTS' link now!
Absolutely unbelievable value and unforgettable views! Your views of the world are all around you as the sights up on the 22nd floor are simply incredible and impossible to match.
This three bedroom, 1,600 square foot accommodation is on the 22nd of 24 floors and is professionally furnished and appointed as a luxury Penthouse, not just a 'run of the mill' rental unit. You, your family, and friends will enjoy 5-star accommodations, experiencing comfort, luxury, laughter, and views that will have you saying, 'We should have stayed longer' or 'When can we come back!' All of this at much less than what you would pay for a single room at the Marriott.
The condo has been highly upgraded and hosts beautiful upgraded 20' porcelain tile installed on the diagonal throughout the common areas and upgraded carpet placed throughout the bedrooms. All new carpeting was installed in May 2010 - we continue to update and maintain our home in a way that most owners do not! The condo is also upgraded with GE Stainless Steel appliances and even the chandeliers, sconces, and ceiling fans have been replaced to create the most beautiful and stylish appeal. A full size washer/dryer is also provided.
The family room features a queen-size sleeper sofa surrounded by two large chairs that will provide plenty of seating for the family and guests. Enjoy your favorite movie or surf the channels while watching HDTV on the 42' Phillips Ambilight Flat-panel LCD HDTV and Phillips HD DVD player. You will be able to stay connected to the world through the free wireless Internet connection.
The dining room includes a 60' glass table that comfortably seats six adults with additional seating available at the built-in bar and a gorgeous chandelier overhead is controlled through a gentle dimmer.
The kitchen has been fully appointed with stainless steel GE appliances, Cuisine Art stainless steel pots, pans, baking dishes, serving dishes, coffee maker, toaster, blender, wine and even margarita glasses. The stemware, dinnerware, and flatware are very high quality...the quality you would want in your own home. If you are the Rachael Ray type or Emeril, you simply will feel right at home in the kitchen.
You will definitely not miss your own home's bed and pillows as these beds have been outfitted with the finest linens and fabrics. The master bedroom has a King Sleigh bed adorned in 400 thread-count sheets and lots and lots of comfy pillows. A wide screen LCD HDTV sits atop the full length dresser and mirror. You will wake up to the views of the incredible Gulf of Mexico right from your own bed. Gently take in the morning as you step outside onto the patio and enjoy your coffee, paper, and soothing sounds of the Gulf.
The master bathroom includes an upgraded rainfall showerhead that will leave you feeling invigorated, just like you left a spa. The soaking tub and huge double vanity fit in nicely and there is plenty of room to get ready in the morning.
Your guests will not feel jealous of you residing in the master suite as their accommodations are extremely nice as well. The guest room includes a queen size pillow top bed, exquisite linens, flat panel wide screen HDTV, private bath and shower/tub, and private patio with views overlooking the Gulf, Destin, 18-hole golf course, and serene Choctawhatchee Bay.
The third bedroom hosts a twin over full size bunk bed that comfortably sleeps 3 children or another couple. The kids will be able to enjoy their own favorite DVD as the room includes a 21' TV/DVD combo unit that is perfect for those days when its time to let the kids have 'their own time.' All these fine touches set this home apart from the rest.
The 420 square foot wrap around balconies have comfortable oversized wicker patio furniture to help you enjoy gorgeous sunsets and your favorite bottle of wine. Our west facing views are simply breathtaking and you will absolutely love being on top of the world.
We have also upgraded the home with an advanced keyless entry door codes so there will never be any hassles with dysfunctional swipe keys or lock boxes. We will furnish you your own personal key touch door code for your vacation.
The two huge pools total over 11,000 square feet and includes several fountains. The pool is gently graded for easy entry. The surrounding community of Seascape also offer tennis courts and an affordable 18-hole golf course where you can rent clubs or simply bring the young ones out and hit some golf balls at the driving range.
The Cabana Cafe Restaurant, located pool-side on the ground level of Ariel Dunes, offers a full service bar and restaurant and even provides room service! So whether you're looking for a pool-side refreshment or snack, or want dinner delivered to you, the convenience of the Cabana Cafe cannot be matched!
Now for the rates! You will not find better rates in Ariel Dunes for the quality you are seeking! We simply will not be beat as our rates are guaranteed to be the best.
If you would like to see even more pictures, just click on the link 'WANT MORE PICTURES?' (located next to the calendar). Would you like to hear what others have say about their stay with us? Just click on the 'GUEST COMMENTS' link. We are very pleased at how our guests have enjoyed their stay.
As the pictures show, this incredible experience is just what you are looking for and we guarantee your stay will be the best vacation of your life.
We also are offering the same unbelievable value and views within our 20th floor 1BR/1.5BA unit that sleeps six. (VRBO# 105234).
Choosing your vacation home doesn't have to be overwhelming. Give us a call or an email and plan now when you want to make your stay with us in Destin!
Andrea & Steven Simone
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Andrea & Steven Simone
Steve is an officer in the Air Force, so we move around a lot! Andrea is a stay-at-home mom of 3 young children.
Andrea & Steven Simone purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Andrea & Steven Simone chose Miramar Beach
The beaches of Destin are the most beautiful in the country.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the pools at Ariel Dunes, the Cabana Cafe restaurant, the proximity to shopping and restaurants and the views!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A great rental unit
Everything was great, with one very small exception. The condo is a/c controlled, not a problem except there’s no screens on the patio doors in either living or master bedroom so didn’t feel comfortable leaving those doors open. We both like to sleep at night listening to the waves🙂�
Great view from a great property. Owners are great.
Always incredibly happy to hear you all enjoyed the condo. Yes, agree, the views are absolutely incredible.
Please Be Advised
Upon arrival our son notified us of dry wall debris on his bed and carpet. I found a corner in the dining area with a huge break in the drywall corner. After a tiring 16 hour drive, I took photos & send them immediately so that we would not be charged for these damages.
The following days we started finding more issues:
Black soiled carpeting, that was unsanitary & unacceptable, Sticky tile flooring, Broken doors,Leaking ceilings in bedroom & kitchen, All walls scuffed & stained excessively, Dirty/stained towels, Sliding door screen ripped out, Badly worn & scratched furniture dirty/scratched glass table top, Maple syrup on top of dresser under the TV stand that was never cleaned, master shower stall detaching from the wall, Leaking water stains in the following areas- kitchen wall, bedroom 2 bathroom & ceiling, above toilet in master bath, Broken patio furniture
The carpet was so badly soiled that it is BEYOND cleaning & must be replaced. Our children were confused because everyone had to keep shoes on at all times because our feet/socks would become disgustingly black.
We had to move our son out of bedroom 2 because the ceiling was leaking and the comforter, carpet, bedding and mattress became wet. The crack, and drywall falling off the ceiling was per-existing, and noticed upon arrival. We communicated that immediately. It was NOT due to the rain storm from 2 days after our arrival.
I emailed asking him to call me ASAP to discuss these issues, he did not. He only contacted me 3 days later via phone, when I sent pictures of the water leaking from the ceiling. He made it very clear that his only interest was his own, not of his renters. He would detract from the issues by saying, “You guys are having nice weather there.” on two separate occasions. He claims to take pride in his property but it is obvious that he has no clue what condition it is in & how badly neglected his property is.
This rental should be removed until the issues are corrected. No family or person should be subjected to this filth & damaged property. We have photographs of everything.
We went on a family vacation to rest & relax instead we had to deal with all these issues & stress. The description of the 5-star luxury accommodations was a gross exaggeration & that is fraud. The owner can make up all the excuse’s he wants but facts are facts
This gentleman is simply not a nice person and I cannot ever recommend to anyone to rent to him. I could go into every detail about his stay but it will seem inappropriate. Suffice to say, I tried with all my efforts to try and make him happy but it was simply impossible to ever make him happy. He blamed us profusely for a leak in the ceiling which was caused by a severe weather system that tore off a portion of the resort's roof. This caused water leakage in my unit as well as 12 other condos in the resort, which are located higher up, near the resort's roof. Trying to be compassionate, although it wasn't my fault, I still offered and he received quite a large refund just because I was trying to make him happy...again, to no avail. In summary, he has made our lives miserable. After his stay, he complained through VRBO to which I had to provide a detailed synopsis of my side of the situation. The result, VRBO dismissed his complaint. That wasn't enough for him. Even though he stayed for the full seven days and he received a refund from me, he initiated a chargeback through his credit card company for another refund, which was also denied. This experience has caused me great stress and I hope to have never come across someone like this again.
Beautifully furnished & the views are outstanding!
Andrea Simone was so easy to work with. The pictures are accurate & we so enjoyed our month stay. We did cook in a few nights & everything we needed was provided in the kitchen. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. I got carried away taking so many pictures of the beautiful sunsets in the evening. We wanted to cone back next year but the condo is already rented but we plan to return. Ariel Dunes 1 is fantastic & close to so many good restaurants as well as shopping.
Great Fall Break Stay!
We made our first Fall Break trip to Destin, unsure of what to expect . This unit at Ariel Dunes was fabulous! We loved the privacy of the end unit & the amazing view from the wrap around porch. The condo had everything we needed! It is even nicer than the pictures. Very clean & nicely decorated. Each bedroom had great space & the beds were so comfortable. My biggest concern before arrival was the walk to the beach- it was no problem at all! Took 3 minutes & crossing the traffic was not a problem. I felt totally comfortable with our two teenagers going by themselves! I can not say one bad thing about this condo! The owners were so easy to work with & great information provided before our arrival.
As a bonus, the food at the onsite restaurant, Cabana Cafe, was fantastic!
We also loved the location on the beach-Close to everything we needed but not too crowded. I would definitely want to stay in this unit again. The 22nd floor provided an amazing view & there was never a wait for an elevator. It was a peaceful, relaxing vacation. Beautiful condo & so glad we found it!
Beautiful Condo & Amazing Views!
Thank you for allowing us to rent your beautiful condo. We had a wonderful vacation. The condo is very spacious and is decorated beautifully. It has all of the comforts of home and is accommodated with everything that you need. It’s in a great location and the huge wrap around balconies offer amazing views of the beach! This is our second stay in your beautiful condo and we definitely plan to stay again!
**Fantastic relaxing walks on the beach with your loved ones. **Building sandcastles with your kids **Getting a temporary tan but having a permanent memory of happiness **Drinking ice cold refreshments and reading your favorite book.**Racing your kids at the nearby 'Mini-Monaco' go-kart track. **Bringing the kids to the Ocean Aquarium...even the kid in you will come out.**See your kids ace a 'Hole in one' at the largest minature golf courses. **Take some time for just the adults and play a full round of golf. **Watching the sun melt into the ocean from your own patio. **Shop til' you drop at the largest premiere outlet mall in the southeast. **Take a deep sea fishing trip but remember to bring the seasick pills. **Endless dining options ranging from a beachfront grill to a 5-diamond restaurant (Try 'The Whale's Tale and McQuire's Irish Pub'). **Play 'Marco Polo' with your kids in the largest pools in Destin. **Most of all, have a great time!!!
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date, a cancellation fee of $100 will be retained. For cancellations made between 30 & 60 days prior to the arrival date, a cancellation fee of $300 will be retained. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of the full payment.