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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Beautiful corner-end unit. Recently renovated 2 bedroom condo unit #514 at the Summit at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort a 'green eco friendly property' in Destin, FL. All new flooring, new decor, flat screen HDTVs throughout, freshly renovated kitchen including granite kitchen counter & stainless steel appliances, high speed wireless internet access, and beautiful gulf views.

Have breakfast in bed looking down the coast at the sunrise or at views of the Tops'l preserve.

Guest bedroom 1 queen and 1 twin bed. Perfect for second couple to share.

Watch TV on a 46" flat screen HDTV in living room, 32" in master and 19" in guest bedroom.

Enjoy 'happy hour' on the balcony with family and friends while watching the many activities at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort and enjoying views of the beautiful Emerald Coast.

***games, books, and puzzles right in the unit for your use.

So much to do right on the property including swimming, exercising, tennis, hiking, basketball, shuffleboard, miniature golf or a quiet stroll along the beach.

Come to the best beaches in the nation, upscale restaurants, golf courses, and tennis courts. Located near the nation's largest designer outlet center Silver Sands.

High speed wireless internet!!

Vacation rental features:

~linens included~parking~jacuzzi/spa~swimming pools~balcony views~stereo/CD player~washer/dryer ~full kitchen ~cable TV ~barbecue~air conditioning~dish washer~garbage disposal ~microwave~flat screen HDTV~internet access~DVD players on every TV and iPod dock.

Free amenity card for free use of tennis courts, basketball court with basketball, shuffleboard, putt-putt golf, state of the art fitness center, spa with services offered for a small fee, pro shop, sandbar, tiki bar, free short-term DVD rental and year round tram service.

Check in on site until 7 pm 7 days a week. Notify office the day of arrival for after hours check in.

Maintenance and housekeeping available on site.

Area info

Tops'l Beach and Racquet Resort. Located on 52 acres surrounded by sugar-white sands, emerald green waters and a nature preserve. Tennis magazine issued their list of top 50 tennis resorts in the united states, and tops'l made the top 50. We were also named a top 5 resort for budget-conscious among all tennis resorts. This honor accompanies our May 2010 acknowledgement by tennis resorts online where Tops'l was ranked a gold medal resort with our number ten ranking.

Kids' Klub. Kids' activities are available to guests ages 5-12 and include pool games, beach olympics, treasure hunts, snorkeling, sand sculpting, eco-tours, paint-your-own pottery, gooey dessert contests and kid's night out to give parents the evening to themselves. Kid's Klub is typically held during spring break periods and all summer long (Memorial day through Labor day). Hours are generally Monday through Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm (ages 5 - 12); and kids' night out 2 - 3 times a week, 6:00 - 9:00pm (ages 4 - 12).

Pro shop. Need racquets, jackets, tennis clothing, shoes or bags' the pro shop has your tennis gear and then some. Featuring Wilson, Bolle, Lily, Head, Tail, K-swiss, plus other great tennis items. Located in the Tops'l Club. Come see us when you stop by to reserve court time!

Fitness center. Here's your chance to look good in that bathing suit: Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort's premier fitness club. You'll find state-of-the-art equipment, virtual reality bikes, plus a full range of fitness classes including aerobics, water aerobics, strength & stretch and cardio training. You'll also love the attention of our certified personal trainers, who delight in taking you through a program that's tailored for your specific needs.

Spa. Top off your work-out with a rest in the sauna, a relaxing soak in the hot tub, and a soothing massage by one of Tops'l's certified massage therapists.

Putting green. For your enjoyment, tops'l features an 18-hole practice putting course professionally designed by PGA tour veteran Kenny Knox.

Snowbird's club. There's never a dull moment for senior winter visitors to Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. Activities may include nature treks, shuffleboard tournaments, walking tours, themed potluck dinners, wine tastings, casino trips, shopping excursions, plus many other fun events.

Beach rentals. Dotted along the shoreline of Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort are a colorful array of beach amenities. There's also kayak, boogie boards, and umbrella/chair rentals.

Tram service. For the convenience of our guests, Tops'l provides a tram service, which runs nearly every half hour to take you wherever you want to go on the property and nearby Baytowne Wharf and Silver Sands Outlets.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Beth Riedinger
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Mary Beth Riedinger

My husband and I were both born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. We've been married 43 yrs. and have 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 2 grandsons and a Yorkiepoo. We enjoy traveling, boating, tennis, paddle tennis, auto racing, Pittsburgh Steelers, Penquins, Pirates and spending time with our family and friends. We own a heating and air conditioning business in Pittsburgh and have been in business for 44 years.

Mary Beth Riedinger purchased this condo in 1997

Why Mary Beth Riedinger chose Sandestin

I first visited Destin in 1969 while visiting my sister and brother-in-law who live in nearby Ft. Walton Beach. After marriage and the birth of our daughters, we began visiting Destin every summer and at times during the holidays. One rare rainy day during our 1996 summer vacation to Destin, we decided to look at a new construction condo development in a popular Resort area. After seeing the beauty of this Resort and the area surrounding Tops'l, we couldn't resist the urge to purchase our first condo. The construction was completed and we moved into our new unit early in 1997. Nine years later we sold it and purchased unit 514 which, in our opinion, has a better Gulf and Resort view. We never regretted our move and have now owned this unit for 11 yrs. We feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity to share many memorable moments with our daughters and other family members. We now hope to have many happy memories and experiences with our grandchildren.

What makes this condo unique

We found Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort to be a very family-friendly Resort. Just the type of place to feel comfortable with children. Once we saw the beautiful views offered from the 5th fl. end unit, we knew this was exactly where we wanted to spend our free time and possibly retire someday.


Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms both equipped with towels, toilet tissue, kleenex, and hair dryers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen sleeper sofa in addition to 2 bedrooms. Master bedroom offers Gulf views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Fort Worth


  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. Condo was clean; master bath shower drain was clogged when we arrived but maintenance repaired it in a couple hours. Fridge was also disconnected when we arrived and took overnight to finally cool (so don't bring groceries right away). 10 minute walk to the beach. Carts to bring your luggage from the car to your room. Well maintained landscaping. All in all, excellent resort! Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location, Convenient and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable 3 night stay with family. This was our second trip to the Destin, FL area. This location was much better than our first stay in Destin, FL. Easy check-in and check-out process, convenient 7 minute walk to the beach and a quick 10 minute drive to the outlets for shopping. The condo is spacious and clean. Lots to do in the area. We would definitely consider to make this our vacation rental for future Destin, FL area summer vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write the great review on our condo. We spent much time with recent renovations and are glad you felt the condo to be clean and comfortable. We will look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
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Excellent Location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week with two adults and four children. Nice distant view of the ocean from the porch. Many amenities on the property including putt putt course, basketball shuffleboard tennis courts etc. and a nice fitness center. Three pools and you CAN walk to the ocean. Staff was very friendly. Room had nice TVs cable Wi-Fi appliances etc. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is always plenty to do at Tops'l for everyone's enjoyment. Not only putt putt and basketball but the fitness club, racquet ball, tennis, swimming, hiking and biking to name a few. Fortunately no traffic or streets to cross on the short and easy walk to the beach. The Summit building offers the quiet accommodations and Tops'l has plenty activities for all.
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Appleton, wisconsin


  • 2 of 5

My husband and I stayed the month of February and first week of March. The grounds at tops'l were lovely. Daily we saw deer. Marybeth was good to work with. The king size bed was very comfy. The cookware was great. We felt the condo could use some updating,bathrooms and bedrooms flooring in particular.altho we didn't use it all, the amenities package was a nice addition. The restaurant on grounds was nice, early bird specials for us old folks.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The grounds are certainly delightful at Tops'l and our unit offers several options to enjoy the many views. The flooring is going to be updated early in 2016 along with some of the other furnishings which will enable the unit to maintain a gold rating.
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Pittsburgh PA


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic time, my family and I couldn't have asked for a more comfortable "home away from home". The accommodations were everything I had expected and in-line with our pre-booking conversations and agreements. The convenience and comfort of the condominium made our vacation a success and started a tradition for future trips. Please schedule me next year; same time, same place, same price if available. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family members.

I appreciate your

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pa. USA

Deb & Al's vacation

  • 5 of 5

We picked a wonderful time of the year to visit Destin and Tops'l. The weather was beautiful and the condo was great and very comfortable for our family. My husband is handicapped and it was very acceptable and easy to get around. Plenty of room and great decor, just a short walk to the beach and perfect beaches. The amenities at the resort are great between the tennis and fitness you can't beat it. The view of the ocean is goodand sit on the bacony and have a drink, enjoy The resturants and shopping are near by and biking is a must. We would surely come here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to offer your review of the Summit @ Tops'l Beach Resort. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our unit. Sept. and Oct. are some of the most beautiful months of the year to visit Tops'l Resort. The weather and water are warm and the skies are clear and beautiful. Tops'l's new outdoor Tiki Hut offers the NFL package for Sunday and Monday night football on the big screen and many other sporting events year round. An area not to be missed on your next trip to Tops'l. Mary Beth
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Destin Commons
Upscale and budget shopping, dining, and movie theatre.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
110 Outlet upscale and budget friendly stores in one stop. Just 1.4 miles from Tops'l Beach ...
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Outdoor dining, nightlife, live entertainment, shopping with Bayside views. Free parking and...
Publix Super Market
Walking distance from Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. Many prepared foods, appetizers, seafoo...
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
Excellent food and service with Gulf views. Menu has many options and pricing is reasonable....
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Tuscany Italian Bistro
Impeccable food, service and reasonable pricing. Some of the best Italian dishes in Destin. ...
Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli
Knowledgeable and helpful employees. Prepared appetizers, main dishes and desserts availabl...
Ocean Club Restaurant
Right on Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort property. Fine food along with Sunday brunch, sushi ...
Cruise the Emerald Bay in Destin with dining and entertainment. Celebrate a special event a...
The Back Porch
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Harborwalk Village
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
Ocean Club
Nearest Golf
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean Club
Nearest Beach
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

Ocean Club Restaurant on property with excellent food and live entertainment. Tiki Bar on property with swimming pool and sporting events and other TV programming. Next door to Village of Baytowne Wharf with live entertainment, restaurants and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee 4 days or more $140 + Tax
clean fee 3 days or less $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.5%

No fee for damage waiver and free amenity card.
Tax collected will include a 5% booking fee
Rates subject to change

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.