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Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Destin Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4)

Gulf of Mexico OceanView! BEST BED ON THE BEACH! #1 Rated Consumer Magazine Serta I Series Mattress. Professionally cleaned tile and carpet, new sofa and steel case easy chair welcome you. We are local owners who personally rent and manage our Sterling Shores Condominium. We are able to rent Saturday to Saturday only during our busy summer season. We look forward to excelling in customer service. Your vacation is very important to us. Let us help you make lasting family memories. Your DESTIN, FLORIDA beach getaway. There are only 8 one bedroom vacation rentals in the 160 - unit Resort. SEE OUR ONE BEDROOM STERLING SHORES vacation condominium On YouTube search on the internet: 'Sterling Shores Unit 312'. Our beautiful designer-decorated, one-bedroom, one-bath, NON-SMOKING/NO PETS Sterling Shores condominium home is located in the vacationer's paradise of fabulous, fun Destin, the deep-sea fishing capital of the Gulf Coast. Enjoy beautiful condo living open to the serenity of the sea.  We have created your oasis in Paradise for leisurely days packed with as much excitement or relaxation as you choose. The pleasures of a 240-ft. gulf front private beach and club with a refreshing oasis pool right on the sand are steps way.  A sparking 4300 s. f. lagoon zero entry pool, endless decks and tropically landscaped gardens, and even a 42-seat surround sound movie theater offer you beach life at its finest. There is also a nicely equipped fitness room. Adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and one mile of State beach. Walk to the Back Porch, and other restaurants and amusement parks including The Track and Big Kahuna's. Great golf, fishing, and shopping, including Destin Commons, Baytown Wharf, Grand Boulevard & Silver Sands Outlet, one of the nation's largest designer outlet malls, all are close by. We live in Destin and are glad to help with your vacation questions. We offer an exceptionally clean, personally maintained, and comfortable, smoke-free/pet-free, vacation environment.  We look forward to your vacation visit. Our rates are all-inclusive.


Keywords: Florida Condominium, Destin, FL, vacation rental, Gulf of Mexico, ocean view

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Diane and Bob Fiore
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Diane and Bob Fiore

WE LOVE DESTIN! We live in Destin and are business owners here. We personally manage and maintain our Sterling Shores Gulf of Mexico ocean view condominium home, and will meet you during your visit. We enjoy sharing our bit of paradise with our guests from a locals point of view. Our goal is to help make this your favorite beach vacation ever with special tips on fishing, golf, restaurants, shopping, hiking, and adventures of all kinds. Family memories are what brought us here to live permanently in 1995, and we want your family memories to bring you back again and again!

Diane and Bob Fiore purchased this condo in 2001

Why Diane and Bob Fiore chose Destin

We are very proud of the like-new condition in which we keep our Gulf of Mexico ocean view condominium. The new bed is top of the line I Series Serta rated #1 by Consumer Reports magazine. We hope you will visit soon!

What makes this condo unique

We maintain our Gulf of Mexico ocean view condominium home in like-new condition to make it special for your family. Sterling Shores is a 'stay and play' vacation destination. Walk to the Back Porch Restaurant, and Candy Man's for breakfast. Very near recreation destinations of Henderson Beach State Park, Destin's Morgan Sports Center, Big Kahuna's and The Track. Great grocery stores and markets with WalMart within one mile and The Fresh Market and the new Whole Foods (next to Bass Pro) , are wonderful 'foodie' experiences close by as well. Publix is less than two miles. Destin is a shopper's dream with the largest designer outlet mall in the country and dozens of boutiques to suit your individual fashion sense. Fine, award winning dining abounds including many of Florida Trends top picks or well as casual, waterfront restaurants that welcome bathing suits and bare feet. There are even restaurants with playgrounds right on the beach. If you prefer natural beauty with miles of sugar white beaches and award winning state parks with miles of hiking trails with some of Florid'a highest sand dunes and coastal fresh water lakes are here too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was wonderful! Thank you for the use of your lovely condo-it exceeded our expections! We will definitely return. Great view, clean & spacious accomodation! Happy Family Memories.

The key lime pie was a fantastic surprise.

Thank you. Bobby, Elizabeth, Casey, & Liam
Jun 2009
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa tub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) So Comfortable you will want to take it home! Commercial grade queen size sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On 9 acres of tropically landscaped land, 2 Pools, one of which is on the beach, Gas Barbecue grilling area next to the large pool, 42-seat Surround-sound Movie Theatre, gated community, new exercise facility.


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 20 reviews
Centerburg, OH

Great Condo; great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and ready when we arrived. It is well-maintained and the entire property was beautiful. Although we limited ourselves to the heated pool with a view of the beach because it was a bit cool, the large lagoon pool was inviting and a great place to hang out. Diane and Bob met us and told us about the area and brought us a key lime pie! Thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Karen. It was our pleasure to host you and your two sons for your spring break vacation. Hopefully, it made up just a little for not making the basketball finals! We are glad you were able to enjoy the heated gulf front pool while you were here; spring can sometimes bring sudden cool air to the beach. Please come back during the summer or fall when the temperature in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico is a relaxing 85 degrees. There is something to do here at all seasons. Since we are local owners and try to be tourists ourselves, we always try to share our community from a locals' point of view with suggestions for festivals, art shows, nature walks and bike rides in our award winning state parks, shopping, fishing golf, and even day trips to surrounding areas like Pensacola and Seaside. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back! Y'all come!!
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Fantastic vacation in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a condo so it was a little "scary" to just choose something from the internet. We were more than pleasantly surprised. Our hosts were so kind -- sending us detailed information about what to expect and gave us lots of ideas for exploration of the Destin area. Sipping morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the Gulf, taking a walk on the white sand beach and basking in the Florida sun. What more could a northerner ask for in February!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Spring, Dave and Pat! Thank you so much for your lovely and appreciated review of Sterling Shores #312! We are absolutely delighted you stayed with us in February--and your very FIRST time in Destin! And, you are coming back next year with a wonderful list of adventures already planned like a visit to the Naval Museum in Pensacola and bike rentals at Tops'l. I know you will have lots more by the time we see you. Hopefully, we will get to spend a little more time together; we really enjoyed your company. Thank you, too, for recommending us to your dear friends and neighbors Ray and Marilyn. We will have the welcome mat out for them in January! Our very warmest Destin regards for a marvelous year! Diane and Bob
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Southern hospitality at its Best from the owners, beautiful condo.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Christmas eve from Europe to surprise my family in Destin. Not only did they meet us Christmas eve evening they had us a mini Chistmas tree and homemade cookies and a fridge with juice, bread coffee and milk to get us through with the stores being closed on Christmas! This was a huge plus as we have 2 young kids and were going to grab a tree before bed so it saved us soo much stress!

I grew up in Destin and moved away 10 years ago so in those 10 years we have stayed at many condos all over Destin and this unit and condominium is our absolute favorite. We loved the location as it is not too crowded like holiday isle and 98 can get. The unit it self is much larger than we expected for a one bedroom, the extra large hallway was great as it was a great space for hotweels tracks to be played and not under us in the living room. The bathroom has a large deep jacuzzi tub which my kids claimed to be their "other" swimming pool. I highly recommend staying in the off season, the place had such a relaxed home feel and Bob and Diane gave us a great snowbird deal for staying the month. I love renting from locals as it has soo much of a personal feel and if you have any issues they can address them asap, they were the nicest couple we have ever rented from! We will be coming back later this year!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful for us to have you and your beautiful children. Their holiday excitement made our Christmas season merrier. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Our own grandchildren and children have always enjoyed Sterling Shores with its tropical landscaping and fabulous pool, so good to know your family did also. It is a treat for us to host young families, and we enjoyed you and your family very much. We will keep the light on for you!
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Sterling Shores stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great for us. It was maintained well. The view was nice.the beach was easily accessible & we likes the pools. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our condominium worked well for you and David.Sterling Shores is a wonderful resort for family reunions with the great family focused pools and amenities as well as the terrific location. We hope to see you again and that Destin and Sterling Shores will become your favorite place for making family memories. Thank you for staying with us! Diane and Bob
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Excellent. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations of your condo. Had such a fun and relaxing trip to Destin. A plus...Thank you for the Key Lime pie!! What a sweet welcoming surprise it was delicious.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate the opportunity to host your family vacation and hope to welcome you to the beach every time your heart says, 'Go!'
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Awesome condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Sterling Shores. It was a fun place to stay. The large pool was fun and they had activities for the kids poolside. Beach was crowded, but we were there in July, so expected that.

Diane and Bob's condo was the best part of our stay. The condo was in excellent condition and the largest one bedroom we've stayed in. We had our 2 girls (10 and 5) there for part of the vacation, then just hubby and I. The kitchen and living area are very spacious with enough seating, but not unnecessary furniture to take up space. The condo was very clean and the master bed was very comfortable. There were sand toys, umbrella, and boogie board in the closet. Also appreciated the fact that there was dish soap, dishwasher soap, salt and pepper, coffee filters, etc. We also enjoyed the very large balcony. Bob and Diane were wonderful hosts and we would definitely stay with them again. Thank you for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michelle, for vacationing with us. It was a privilege to host your vacation, and we are delighted our condominium provided you and your family the experience you hoped for with your beach vacation. Sterling Shores is our in town get away, and it is always a pleasure to share it with others. We look forward to welcoming you again! Your kind and gracious words are very meaningful to us, and we appreciate you generously sharing your thought with us and our future guests.
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James Lee Park
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Real Thai Fusion Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Pedro's Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Golf Garden of Destin
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Destin Commons
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
American Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
Fat Clemenzas
Pizza Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
VPS Regional Airport in Ft Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
Back Porch Restaurant, Gulffront
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kelly Plantation, Indian Bayou and Regatta Bay
Nearest Restaurant
Back Porch Restaurant, Candymaker (breakfast
Nearest Beach
200 feet of private beach
Car: recommended

Beach-combing,Shelling, Scuba, Snorkeling, Dolphin Watching, Reading, Photography, Beach-bumming, Building Sand Castles With Your Children, Making Family Memories, State and Federal Parks and historic sites, Naval and Air Force museums.

I am enclosing a few bits of information that I think might make your trip more enjoyable.

Bicycle rentals: Bikes are Us has been in business for 25 years and told me they are the least expensive in the area. They deliver and pick up. Telephone 850-837-6947. There are several other rental companies as well if you wish to check rates and service.

For pontoon rentals check with Aloha Pontoons located on the Destin Harbor 850-428-1013. Be sure to explore our beautiful harbor front and all the fishing boats and their catches. It’s fun! And free!

We have an excellent library and also a Community Center. Both have activities for you to check out.

Our state parks are awesome!! National treasures! Our beaches are world class, and our sugar white sand is famous. Take a hike or a walk or just go sit and gaze! Sublime! Check out Henderson Beach State Park, Tops’l (great place for bicycles and they have bike and kayak rentals there) Camp Helen, Deer Lake, and Grayton Beach for a start. If you have time travel the beach road from Navarre to Pensacola to see the Gulf Islands National Seashore; it is surely one of the prettiest beach front drives in the country. If you go, think about visiting Ft. Pickett National Monument. You may look all these up on the internet, of course. Florida State Parks has a wonderful web site. If you are 55 or older, look into getting a Golden Age Passport for free or reduced access to Federal properties. You might also enjoy visiting Pensacola and its rich history. Perhaps stop at the aviation museum there or walk to the top of the light house. Palofox Street has been recognized for its lovely use of downtown space and its historical significance. Don’t hesitate to look these up on the internet for additional details on anything that is of interest to you.

For other day trips, we love Fairhope, Al. and Apalachicola which is east of Destin. Both are about a two hour drive each way and are small and lovely towns. Fairhope is very gentrified with baskets of flowers hanging from the street lamps. Apalachicola is more rustic and authentic with shrimp boats and a very active and busy oyster industry; oysters are still harvested with tongs by hand which is very unusual and one of only a few places they do this.

Please also consider a 45 minute drive to Seaside. Perhaps have a beverage on the deck at Bud and Alleys. Drive a bit further to see Allys Beach and Rosemary Beach. The 30A area has become high end and popular. Seaside is one of the first towns to use urban planning and was featured some years ago on 60 Minutes. You can find more information on the internet about these places as well.

For local organic grocery shopping, I hardly think you will find more options conveniently located than in our small community. Please look up Fresh Market and Whole Foods. Both are outstanding for selection and service as well as locations near Sterling Shores. Whole Foods is much larger, so lots of everything. However, we love them both. We also like Publix, and you might, too. There is a Wal Mart almost across the street from Sterling Shores.

Please let me know what I have left out. We are available for your questions. I know you will have a fabulous time exploring! Have FUN!!!




Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call 850-650-2669 for help with questions. Absolutely nonsmoking. Absolutely no pets. Sterling Shores Association does not allow guest pets, and does not permit rental to persons under age 25 years unless accompanied by a person age 25 years or older. We are only able to rent Saturday to Saturday during our busy summer season. We always welcome your questions. We are local owners, and your vacation is important to us.

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.

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