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Free Golf and Activities! Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia Penthouse Silver Shells

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, Two Story Penthouse with Optional Cabana

Free Activities Seasonal Fun Pass!

Seaz The Day Fun Pass! Free activities everyday of your stay!*

1 Free round of golf at a local golf course.

1 Free deep sea fishing admission aboard either The Destiny or The Destin Princess

1 Free admission to Big Kahuna's Waterpark (Memorial Day-Labor Day)

1 Free admission aboard The Sea Blaster: Dolphin Cruise (March-October)

1 Free admission aboard the Barefoot Pirates Treasure Quest cruise (March-October)

Free unlimited DVD rentals

* Activities may change without notice. Not available for long-term vacation rental guests. Available March - October for stays less than 15 days.

This is beach living at its finest—in the penthouse, no less! Silver Shells Resort has five buildings—three are gulf-front and two are gulf-side. This is the penthouse in St. Lucia, which is the west side of the property with fabulous gulf views and a view of the famed Choctawhatchee Bay.

The open-concept living and dining area is huge, with breath-taking panoramic views in three directions. Step out onto the wrap-around balcony and savor an incredible view of the glorious city, at your feet from the top of one of Destin's most luxurious properties--this is penthouse, after all! The sparkling white sand and rich emerald surf of the Gulf of Mexico is on one side, the expansive Choctawhatchee Bay on the other.

The fully stocked kitchen features granite countertops and a long serving bar—perfect for entertaining. There is even a view of the gulf from the kitchen window. Pick up some local seafood and prepare a fabulous meal. With that incredible view—your creativity will soar! Then dine in comfort with seating for six at the table and three at the bar. Or dine al fresco on the balcony with sea breezes and lapping waves as your background music.

The main level contains three guest suites. Two of the bedrooms contain queen beds and one has two twin beds. Lie in bed in one of the queen guest suites, and take in the beautiful view of the gulf with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides and access to the balcony. You have a private full bath in this suite. From the second queen suite, you have a view of the famed Choctawhatchee Bay. Step out onto the balcony and enjoy a view of the Gulf of Mexico. This suite also has a full bath. The twin guest room features a shared balcony, view of the gulf and private bath.

There are a total of three bathrooms on this floor and every bedroom has a view and a television. The unit also features a large laundry room with full-sized washer, dryer and utility sink. So travel home with clean clothes--no marathon laundry sessions after vacation.

But that is not all that this luxury penthouse has to offer. The pièce de résistance can be found by following the curved staircase upstairs to the grand private master suite with sweeping views in three directions. Enjoy the visual exhilaration of this beautiful scenery from both the king bed and the private wrap-around balcony.

You have an incredible view of the beach, the tropical lagoon swimming pool and the bay from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Step out to the balcony-feel the sea breezes and hear the rhythmic ebb and flow of the lapping waves. This is the reason you came!

The spacious sitting area is perfect for relaxing, reading or watching television. The large master bath with jetted tub and oversized walk-in shower, also features separate, double vanities. There is one additional bedroom upstairs containing two twin trundle beds, which is perfect for parents who want to keep the kids nearby.

Silver Shells is a premier property in Destin with two onsite restaurants—The Sand Bar for quick bites and the world-famous Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for a meal to remember. Other amenities onsite include the incredible 7,500 square foot lagoon pool with waterfall and whirlpool, another smaller pool adjacent to your building, and indoor and outdoor pools available for use within the onsite spa (fees apply). There is also a fitness center and tennis and basketball courts. And your building features two wonderful community dining/grilling areas.

Henderson State Park is adjacent to the Silver Sands property and offers a private untouched beach not found in other Destin resorts.

From arts and culture to eco-tourism, from fine dining to quick bites, from sports and adventure to shopping and spas, Destin has it all. Rent a boat or paddleboard. Play golf or stumble upon a treasure on the beach or at one of the many shopping areas. Go deep-sea fishing or explore the famed, expansive Choctawhatchee Bay in what is known as the "world's luckiest fishing village." Destin-dining is also world-famous among foodies and regular folks alike.

You can skydive, sail, cruise, dolphin watch, and explore the many opportunities that await you on the emerald shores of this stretch of the incredibly scenic panhandle of Florida. Or you can simply exhale and relax...

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Owner / Property Manager

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals is a Destin Area company specializing in affordable family and pet friendly privately owned accommodations. In addition to hosting thousands of vacationing guests from all over the world, Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals provides owners with full service property management options in the Southeast.

Why This Property?

Emerald Waters and white sands, makes the Florida Panhandle one of the most popular vacation spots in the Southeast. We enjoy vacationing in Sandestin and love to share the experience with our friends, family and guests. Once you visit the Emerald Coast, you may not want to vacation anywhere else!

Unique Benefits

Keyless Entry, 24/7 Guest Help Line, We are MOBILE. Download our APP on ITunes/Google Play, Flexible Check in/Check Out Days, Under 25 Booking Options.


Car: necessary


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Full Bath
    Guest Bathroom - First Floor Queen - toilet , shower , Private Full Bath
    Guest Bathroom - First Floor Twin - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Full Bath
    Bathroom - First Floor Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 king , King bed
    Guest Bedroom - Upstairs - 4 twin/ single , Two Twin Trundle Beds
    Guest Bedroom - First Floor Queen - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Guest Bedroom - First Floor Twin - 1 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds
    Guest Bedroom - First Floor Queen - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Free Golf and Activities! Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia Penthouse Silver Shells
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Loved it! Outside property was clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in one of the Penthouse properties and had the most beautiful view of the ocean and grounds. Our only disappointment was the cleanliness inside of our suite. It was filthly - dust balls and dirt on steps and tile floors and clothes tags laying on closet floors. It seemed ridiculous for the amount charged for a standard "cleaning fee." Otherwise, we loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place. Perfect location, very clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely go back, perfect location for beach, restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big on Space, Beauty and Fun!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location and the unit itself. We had 6 adults and 5 kids and we never felt cramped! It is ideally located to shopping and fun.

There is only one reason I did not give it 5 stars. In all the paperwork, it states do not bother the cleaning people; "please be patient with the cleaning people; check in is not until 4" and "Check out must be promptly at 10:00 so the cleaning people can get started for the next renter". If the cleaning people have 6 hours to clean, it should be immaculate. Unfortunately, it wasn't horrible, but there were clumps of dust and people's hair behind all of the doors. If you close the bedroom door, you would see where the cleaning people never did. Small in the scheme of things, but it was just something I found to be irritating.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Family Winter Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The description of the St. Lucia property was accurate. When we arrived, the property was clean and well-maintained. At first we did have a few maintenance issues. These were quickly handled to our satisfaction. I would recommend this property to my friends and relatives. We really enjoyed the variety of restaurants, the beach, and amusement areas. Because it was December, some activities were not feasible.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was so beautiful! The view was awesome from every room.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It suited our needs but not exceptional

  • 3 of 5

We love Destin and have stayed at Silver Shells before. We had to change units a few months before our trip and were glad to see this penthouse unit available.

We were disappointed that the "sleeps 14" includes a pull out couch in the living room. Also disappointing is the upstairs room with two twins and trundles connects with the master bedroom. It is impossible to separate the master bedroom from the entrance to this bedroom, so if you're looking for a private master parents room away from the kids this is not the right setup.

The view is nice, the balconies were great but the doors were very difficult to open. This unit is stocked for rentals with low-end faucets and kitchen supplies. The blender worked very well at least. If you plan to do a lot of cooking I would recommend bringing non-stick pans with you and your own kitchen knives. There really isn't a lot of lounging room in the main area, especially if you have 14 people.

The elevators didn't work for a day but the company comped us a night which helped the misery of walking 13 flights of stairs. The dryer was very loud and put some dark lines on the sheets and my white shirt.

The company was very responsive to fixing issues that we had and we appreciated that a lot.

The pool is great and overall it's a great condo building. they just need to upgrade some of the details and the kitchen setup to make this a better rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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