Welcome to the sparkling beaches of Destin, Florida which are second to none and where you'll find the honey-charm of the old South. What makes our place appealing is being able to walk out the door and to the shore, just as if you walked out your door to pick up a newspaper dropped in your driveway. When you hit the beach in the morning, if someone gets hungry or has to go to the bathroom, it's not a big trek -- it's not even a small trek...it's 60 seconds to walk from door to shore. It's that close.
Our complex was one of the first designed here, and as such was thoughtfully laid-out, with the visitor, not the developer in mind. We are not a densely populated high-rise where in high season visitors may be 4 cabana rows from the shore. You have a lovely balcony view, direct beach access, no road to cross, no waiting for an elevator. You're there. The Silver Dunes beach is private for the enjoyment of guests staying at the property. We have lived in the Destin area since 1967 and have watched it grow, from the 1st resort built to the 500th. Travelers may inquire about dates/pricing/booking on VRBO. You pay the VRBO service fee on line. Once the reservation is approved I will then have access to your email information or phone number and will make contact with you. You MUST be in contact with the owner to make your final booking arrangements. We run your final booking through our condo complex for your safety. We do it this way as there are a few extra advantages. For questions feel free to email the owner.
What also makes our place distinctive is the landscaped courtyard. This expansive green lawn runs the center of the property from the pool to the beach enabling you to get from door to shore without shoes. In the late afternoon hours the grass is cool and you will find welcome shade from the hot setting sun of summer. It's perfect for a game of pick-up frisbee. From the balcony, you have a tranquil view of the gulf and dunes. If you have kids, you can watch them play on the lawn or in the pool. Here, your morning cup of coffee or your glass of wine at dusk, accompanied by the sound of the surf and the caress of the breeze, will, no doubt, become your favorite spot.
Inside is casually furnished with a new sofa and pair of matching cushioned chairs, plus a new glass-top dining table fashioned from bamboo which seats six. The efficient kitchen is bright white. The common areas are tiled and the bedrooms have new plank flooring.
There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, spacious closet, dresser, end tables, a flat screen TV, and ceiling fan. The second bedroom has 2 full-sized beds, spacious closet, dresser, end table, ceiling fan and a flat screen TV as well. The 2nd bathroom with tub and shower combination is off the short hall next to the bedrooms. The new living room sofa sleeps two.
The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances: oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, cooking utensils, 2 coffee-makers, a keurig and a drip one, tea kettle, toaster, blender, cookware, dishes, glasses, flatware, and a counter top/bar with 2 accompanying counter stools. Other amenities include: WiFi, internet, (printer is available at reception), DVD player, living room large screen cable TV, central air and ceiling fan, laundry (onsite), tennis court, BBQ grills (courtyard area), game room, shuffleboard, and fitness room. Towels and linens are provided and towel exchange is offered daily. Maid service can be arranged for long-term renters.
There is also stuff to do! Snorkel with sting rays at The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Deep Sea Fish, take a Dolphin Cruise, Paddle board, Jetski, Parasail, Snuba, explore Henderson Beach State Park Nature Trail (eco-tourism), visit the Destin Fishing Museum, the USAF Armament Museum, and either a 12 minute walk (our preference) or a 3 minute drive will bring you to Big Kahuna's Water Park (summer season only). Winter is an excellent time to tee off. We have several very fine golf courses in Destin: Emerald Bay, Indian Bayou, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay and located on the mainland, Windswept Dunes Golf Club, in Freeport.
The Track Recreation Center offers bumper boats, go-kart racing, a large arcade, and miniature golf. Baytowne Wharf is a lively tourist village with eateries, street performers, a ropes course, zipline, laser tag, and nightclubs. Or stroll Destin's Harbor Walk, originally and still, our fishermen's marina and where there are many watersports outfitters, an art and wine festival, a mirror maze, and fireworks every Thursday night in summer.
There are numerous restaurants everywhere specializing in market-priced local fare, haut-cuisine, and comfort food at familiar chain establishments. Do be sure to try the Amberjack (blackened) and the Grouper (prepared any way). And the secret is out on crab claws, so if you can find them....delicious! You can also find good, live music nightly.
A bountiful supermarket is just up the road less than a 1/2 mile West and should you like outlet shopping -- a plethora of designer shops is 4 miles East (Silver Sands Outlet, Destin Commons). In both directions there are local novelty, art and souvenir retailers carrying the coolest swim attire outside California.
On the beach/direct access
2 BR/2 BA (1 king bed, 2 full beds)
2nd floor balcony w/ side view of beach and pool (includes patio table and chairs for dining) (our favorite place for dinner!)
Fully equipped kitchen appliances (no spices/condiments)
HD flat screen TVs with cable/DVD player
BBQ courtyard area with patio seating
Pool (heated off-season), kiddie pool
Daily linen and towel exchange
Beach chair and cabana service (separate charge)
No-smoking, no pets
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Big Kahuna's Water Park (summer season only)
Golfing and more
**Be sure to pick up attraction and activity brochures at reception for current discounts.**