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Luxury on the Gulf~Heated Pool~quieter beach--Booking now for Oct 7-10!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

King 2 B'm, 2 Bath, Directly On Gulf w/ 380 Feet Of Private Beach & heated pool

King-master with bunk beds in second bedroom, all new tile and carpet. Fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances and full bathrooms with tubs and one Jacuzzi & granite sink-tops. There are 3 new flat screen TV's, and the LR has a brand new sleeper couch that has an awesome thick mattress when pulled out, which allows comfortable sleeping quarters for up to 6. Free reserved beach chair/umbrella service March 1-Oct. 31 provided by owner. Watch dolphins on the comfortable lanai furniture. There is a small gym (under construction) and the pool is heated to 87 degrees year-round. You can have parties using the gas grills provided by the building in the gazebo or just enjoy the widest, powder-soft sand beach Destin has to offer. When you compare our 380 feet of beach and 110 unit building to others, you'll see you get much more beach for your own quiet enjoyment than anywhere else.


Owner
Liz Harris
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Liz Harris

I'm the ultimate beach lover. Anything 'beach' as long as I'm facing directly to the ocean or Gulf and I can hear the surf. I like fun activities nearby too and fabulous restaurants and pubs. I'm a native New Yorker living in Kentucky for the last 24 years, but you can bet I'm visiting one of my beach places...Destin, Naples, Montauk or Isle of Palms...as often as possible.

Liz Harris purchased this condo in 2013

Why Liz Harris chose Florida North West

Destin offers more than just the beach. It's easy to fly into or drive to, and has everything I need either a short walk or drive away, including the incredibly unique Harborwalk Village. Where else can you get world-class fishing, restaurants, shopping, golfing and powder-white sand steps away? You can catch the sunrise AND sunset from my private lanai.

What makes this condo unique

When I walked into this Sterling Sands condo with the surf dazzling turquoise I knew I'd found the ultimate beach get-away. The new kitchen and baths cinched it for me and the kids couldn't wait to sleep in the bunk beds made up just for them. There is also an exercise room, a meeting room with a kitchen for parties, outdoor grilling area, beautiful grounds and on-site maintenance should you need it.

Map

Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Big Kahuna's
Harborwalk Village
Destin Beach
Track Family Recreation Center
Harbor Docks
Glass Bottom Boat
Southern Star Dolphin & Sunset Cruises
Destin Fishing Charters Service
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Destin
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
There are nearby pubs and clubs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Bayou Golf Club among many others
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Highway 98 East
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
You are surrounded by restaurants--many choices
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
380 feet of private beach for this condo
Car: not necessary

I've vacationed at hundreds of places but there is no place like Destin for the kids -- of all ages. They can't wait to get to Destin--always a favorite with them. Me? I'll just sit on the beach or the lanai and watch the dolphins...golfing is an option or the waterpark, go-carts or ice cream parlor. The white sands of the 380 feet of private beach, flanked by turquoise waters, is an image I won't soon forget.

Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New glass shower doors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , New glass shower doors
  • All bathrooms are sleek granite and have new glass shower doors. Starter set-up includes one roll of toilet paper per bathroom, hand soaps and make-up face wipes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom is quiet and secluded from the rest of the apartment--great for naps. The second bedroom has bunk beds that are huge--seriously. They look cute but I slept in one of them and had plenty of room. Take your pick on whether you like to sleep 'up' or 'down'. Lots of fun. Don't miss a night on the pull-out sofa. That is my usual place to sleep and love to hear the ocean and watch the glow of the moon-lit pool change colors from blues to greens. If you leave the living room custom curtains open, you'll catch the sunrise--and won't forget it.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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
Notes:
I am including the costs of the beach chair and umbrella service each day you are there between March 1 and Oct. 31. The apartment is so comfortable and the view so breathtaking, it is always very difficult to head home. Once you try it, I'm sure you'll return season after season. I welcome feedback and strive to keep the place pristine, comfortable and everything you'd want in your beach trip. If you need daily cleaning I can put you in direct contact with my cleaning crew to arrange for guest-expense daily cleaning or assistance. I also have signed up for on-site maintenance--like light bulbs or other appliance-assistance you may need. Just call Ron--his number is on my welcome page that I'll send you just before your arrival.

Reviews

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Luxury on the Gulf~Heated Pool~quieter beach--Booking now for Oct 7-10!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Excellent condo and overall rental experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable experience renting this unit for our first time vacationing in Destin with 2 teenage kids. Unit is clean and nicely updated as shown in pictures. The balcony overlooks the pool and beach and we got a kick out of seeing dolphins each day. Liz was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive to all questions. She even includes beach chair service which was a big benefit and money saver. The beach area was way less crowded than other hotels down the beach which was really nice and kids loved the heated pool. Will definitely rent again next time we get a chance to visit this great town...whole family loved the trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly! All of your insights were very helpful, particularly about the fact my beach was less crowded than the other resorts. I didn't know that. I look forward to when you can return to visit!
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Denver, Colorado
5

Perfect Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rent a lot on VRBO so I am very familiar with many types of rentals. This is one that I WILL go back to! My sister and I just returned from our sister trip at this condo and The location is literally perfect- from the beach and pool that are both just a very short walk to all the restaurants and shopping that are close by.

The condo is clean and comfy. The King bed is super comfortable and the bedrooms are very quiet and away from the living space. I can not wait to go back!!!! The 4th floor condo has the most amazing view and you are right in the center of the entire building. Beautiful, clean and convenient. What more can one ask for? And Liz (the owner) is so accommodating and easy to work with. She really does want you to enjoy your time here. I can't say enough good things.

One thing to keep in mind- the kitchen is not stocked with spices for cooking. Not even salt or pepper so take what you need and plan accordingly. (I totally understand for bug/pest reasons and wouldn't keep it stocked either, but just keep in mind when packing).

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you both had a wonderful time! What a great suggestion for guests to bring their spices & foodstuff they'd like to cook, since the cookware all provided at the condo. I will add that helpful packing hint to the website! I hope you're able to return often and stay in touch!
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5

Annual trip in a new unit

  • 5 of 5

We come to this beach each year in the early spring, and this is our third year in this building but our first in this unit. This building is smaller than some that surround it, so the beach is never as crowded as others nearby. The glass balcony rail allows the beautiful view to be enjoyed even if the weather is slightly cool. The kitchen is terrific for light cooking because who wants to do more on vacation? The bedroom set up is terrific so the late nighters and early risers don't disturb each other. We are enjoying this unit and hope to make it our annual March destination.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I do hope you are able to return year after year. I love the feedback and encourage it, as it provides guidance for my updates each year. Thank you!
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California
5

Julia Jones

  • 5 of 5

I have never been on a vacation that supplied my entire family with easy access fun! The location of the condo was perfect because it was close to everything. One thing that was unique was the clear glass on the lanai that looked out into the ocean instead of slates. Also the pool glowed in the dark! All in all it was a great vacation and I am excited to take my family back in the spring!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julia and Lucy, Thanks for coming to visit the sterling sands of Destin on the Gulf. I'm so glad you thought Unit 408 was great. I love the feedback and always update with my guests in mind. Please send feedback anytime and visit the beautiful white sands of Destin often!
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5

A wonderful beach adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a more pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable place to stay. The apartment was clean, well furnished and convenient to restaurants and entertainment. We look forward to applying early for next years stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nick, Thanks so much for reviewing the condo and we welcome you and your family back anytime. You know my calendar is always up to date...and ready for you!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Check in: 3 p.m.; Check out 10 a.m.--Please ask me if you need to vary this and I'll work to accommodate as best as the schedule allows.

Damage deposit: $250, which is fully refundable if there is no damage. Your cleaning fee will be deducted from the damage deposit and the balance of your security will be in the mail within 24 hours of your departure.

Cancellation Policy: Full Refund if there is a hurricane evacuation. Tenant may cancel its occupancy at any time prior to taking possession by giving written notice to Landlord. If Tenant so cancels, Landlord will make attempt to find another tenant for the unexpired term of the lease. If no replacement tenant is procured, all paid deposits will be forfeited to Landlord. If a new tenant is procured, Landlord will credit against the balance due from tenant, any rental money received from the new tenant for the expired term of the lease, less $50 service fee. If Landlord received more than the amount due under this lease, Landlord shall refund to Tenant such excess up to the amount prepaid by Tenant.

Deposit Policy: An advance payment of 25% of the total balance is required at the time of booking. This amount will be applied toward your balance. Your balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. Personal checks, travelers checks, wire transfers or Paypal is accepted and guest pays any money vendor fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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