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14th Floor Condo - St. Croix w/ Poolside Cabana Summer Fall 2018 Ready

Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo1277 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Silver Shells Resort is Destin’s premier vacation location directly on the Gulf of Mexico and close to all the other vacation destinations and activities in Destin. The St. Croix building presides at the center of this complex and offers an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico, white sand, and emerald waters that cannot be adequately described. You will be awestruck by the view from the 14th floor, directly below the penthouse level. Dining on the balcony for breakfast, lunch or dinner is accompanied by speakers connected to the stereo system tuner. You can enjoy your favorite CD or radio station while basking in the view of white sand and emerald waters. Bring your binoculars to watch the dolphins and boats as they navigate the crystal blue waters.

Each room has ceiling to floor sliding glass doors for easy access to the balcony. Light blocking drapes in each bedroom let daytime naps be uninterrupted by the brilliant Florida sun. Decorated with ease of living in mind, each room reflects a slightly different tropical theme. Colors are bright and cheerful so the day’s activities are extended into the evening hours.

The living room has a wall mounted flat screen HDTV, with DVD and VHS capacity. The tuner is connected to speakers throughout the unit so all rooms can receive audio. Each room has individual controls, allowing volume setting to be personalized or turned off.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a wall mounted TV/VHS and a DVD player so viewing from bed is comfortable. The walk in closet allows for ample storage. The master bath has Jacuzzi bath and a separate tiled shower.

Sleeping arrangements are completed with a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and twin beds in the Gulf front bedroom. The guest room also has a wall mounted TV/VHS and a DVD player. The twin beds can be prepared by housekeeping to be a king size bed if you request this prior to check in.

The guest bath has a large tiled shower and full size washer and dryer.

Your assigned parking space is next to the elevator entrance in the underground garage. A definite plus when the summer sun is in its fullest glory.

Poolside you will find a wading pool and a playground for the toddlers in your group. Pool furniture is on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved - but the cabana is your special luxury for your private use while our guests. You can escape the heat of the day or store your drinks, snacks, or meals without having to run up to the condo or carry a cooler down. These are the envy of all poolside.

The cabana is air conditioned and has a microwave, TV with DVD player, a refrigerator, a half bath, and a futon couch. The table and chairs can be moved outdoors or left inside for your poolside convenience.

You will find an indoor pool at the building by the guard gate and tennis courts and a basketball court. A sidewalk flows along Highway 98 eastward from the Silver Shells entrance to Henderson Beach State Park.

Look carefully at the pictures - all that's missing is YOU!

Keywords: Resort Condominium


Michele Abernathy

Member Since 2005
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Michele Abernathy

I am an active owner/manager of what is Destin's premier resort beachfront property. I enjoy hearing from my guests and assisting them discover all that Destin has to offer. I live in Jonesboro, AR with my husband and manage his 37 year old business there. My standard introduction is I've always been someone's assistant!

Michele Abernathy purchased this Condo in 2002

Why Michele Abernathy chose Destin

I have lived around the Destin Emerald Beach area since 1956. Traveling with my military family gave me exposure to many vacation destinations around the world - none compare to Destin for activities, food, and attractions. My desire is for your family to experience the unparalleled amenities of the Destin area and to begin your family memories here.

What makes this Condo unique

St. Croix at Silver Shells is a private resort. The atmosphere rivals any 'off shore' resort with the added convenience of still being in the States. We enjoy the pool and cabana to make the most of our vacation time with the least hassle. Nearby restaurants are icing on the cake since we can walk to several including Ruth's Chris right on the property.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be combined to king by request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
                You can see the Gulf from sunrise to sunset from the 14th floor balcony.
              • Beachfront
                The Gulf of Mexico is just past the large lagoon pool. Five minutes from balcony to beach!
              • Ocean View
                You can see the Gulf from sunrise to sunset from the 14th floor balcony.
              • Oceanfront
                The Gulf of Mexico is just past the large lagoon pool. Five minutes from balcony to beach!


                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Internet
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Covered Parking
                            Assigned space beside elevator entrance in underground garage
                          • Elevator
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                            Accessed by building security cards
                          • Garage
                            Reserved parking space in the underground garage. Security doors close each evening.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                            32' HDTV mounted on wall. Entertainment system with DVD - BluRay player and Tuner for speakers.
                          • Parking
                            Reserved parking space in the underground garage. Security doors close each evening.
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                            Beach towels are not provided. Guests should bring their own.
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Secured by password


                              • Kitchen
                                Fully equipped. Coffee maker and Keurig style drink appliance
                              • Coffee Maker
                                Standard and Keurig style
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                Fully equipped
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Fully equipped
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                New in 2017 - has ice dispenser (cube and crush) and water dispenser in door
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Table seats four with two bar stools at kitchen
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                        Speakers are wired for each room
                                      • Television
                                        32' HDTV


                                          • Balcony
                                            Bistro chairs and table in addition to other chairs and lounge chair.
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            Lanai deck is available for guests' use.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Tennis
                                            Four tennis courts are available for guests use

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Wading pool is near cabana.
                                              • Hot Tub
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing

                                                                39 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Awesome Place! Great view and felt like home.

                                                                Dan D.

                                                                The silver shells is one of the best places I have ever stayed. Great for family, seeing ocean life and lots of cool stuff within walking distance. Highly recommended. Only suggestion is they need a volleyball court either on the property or on the adjacent beach. Besides that it is great.

                                                                Fantastic Unit- Resort- Owner-View- Beach- Cabana!! All Fantastic! We will be Back! 5 STARS!

                                                                Amanda F.

                                                                We had a wonderful stay for our first time at Silver Shells! Unit 1405 and the Owner were both first class and top notch!! The unit is very well stocked with various items that make it above the rest! The security at the resort is wonderful! Parking space is super convenient to room and pool/beach access. Cabana is a great option that really made us decide on booking this unit at first but we will be back to this unit for all the above reasons as well! Owner is very detailed in all paperwork & directions so you know exactly what to expect before you even arrive! Thanks for a wonderful stay!!

                                                                Awesome relaxing location

                                                                Russell S.

                                                                Great location. I have been staying here for 20 years and this is the best unit I have stayed in.

                                                                Fantastic Stay in Destin!

                                                                Mike M.

                                                                We just returned from our stay at Silver Springs resort in Destin. Just a fantastic place. Close to restaurants, shopping, whatever you need. The pool was great and never had a problem getting chairs as they have plenty. The beach area was never overly crowded compared to some of the surrounding resorts and the sand is incredible. The cabana was a huge bonus as we simply put our food and drink for the day in there and never had to go back to the room until we were done at the beach/pool for the day. Our #1405 unit was great as well. The view from the deck is like that on a postcard. The unit was plenty big and had all of the amenities you would ever need. Owner was very responsive to any questions we had as well. Would highly recommend staying there.


                                                                Kelly B.

                                                                Really enjoyed our stay on the 14th floor condo. The cabana is a must especially with little ones!!!


                                                                Saundra F.

                                                                We had a fabulous time!


                                                                Destin, FL, USA

                                                                The beach is Florida's main attraction. I recommend making the trip to Pensacola Naval Air Station for the museum on days you've had too much sun.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee

                                                                Includes exclusive use of private cabana and one reserved parking space. Beach set-ups not included. Cancellation policy: This is taken directly from my reservation agreement: Cancellation: Applicant will receive a refund for cancellations received at least three (3) weeks prior to arrival. This refund will be less a $75.00 handling fee. There will be no refunds for inclement weather conditions or acts of God except when the National Hurricane Center advises that we are in a named "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning Area" and a local Storm/Hurricane evacuation has been issued for the Destin area. The day that the National Weather Service advises that we are in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning” the refund will be determined by the following criteria: 1) refund any unused portion of rent to a guest currently registered; 2) any unused portion of rent to a guest that is scheduled to arrive and wants to shorten his stay to come in after the warning has been lifted; 3) any advance rents collected or deposits for a reservation scheduled to arrive during the warning period. Michele 870-926-9525

                                                                39 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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