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Tranquil Condo with the Beach as your Backyard

Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo1049 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

2 Br/2 Ba Second Floor Beachfront Condo With Direct Beach Access And Gulf View

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

Game room

Fitness room

Tennis court

Daily linen and towel exchange

Beach chair and cabana service (separate charge)

Volleyball (seasonal)

Laundry (onsite)

Gated resort/parking

No-smoking, no pets


Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Charter Fishing

Dolphin Cruises



Paddle boarding

Jet skiing

Para sailing

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.**

Property Manager


Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Margo

Since 1967 we have lived in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach area. We grew up here. Our parents bought this condo when it was among the very first developments on the beach. It has stood the test of time and remains a Destin treasure. Our grounds maintenance crew, housekeeping staff, and our beach service 'guy', George, have been with us for 30 years. They have taken care of us and will take care of you.

Margo purchased this Condo in 1972

Why Margo chose Destin

There is simply no other property designed with the same sense of space and accessibility to the beach as Silver Dunes. Staying here is like having the beach in your backyard.

What makes this Condo unique

Direct accessiblity to the beach and the courtyard lawn make Silver Dunes special. Stretching the interior of the complex from the pool to the beach is an open, green expanse. This beautiful feature lends grace and intimacy to the complex (even with children!) and it is truly one of a kind. Your balcony overlooks this landscape and you have a view of both the gulf and pool. We love the tranquility, the privacy and the personableness that this place affords. Want to be the only person strolling the shore at sunrise, in barefeet and bathrobe? You're there. Care to follow the moonlight with warm waters lapping at your toes? You're there. Or perhaps the most beautiful thing about the place, before and after a glorious, hot-baked day on the beach, is sitting out on the balcony. As you prepare for the day or rest there after it, we're sure the muffled surf, the muted caws of the gulls, the shimmer of the sun on the water, the caress of the breeze will nourish you, as it does us, with moments of peace and paradise.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Ensuite to master bedroom.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • There are two bathrooms. One is a walk-in shower en-suite to the master bedroom. The other is a shower/tub combination off the short hall next to the 2nd bedroom.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            With direct beach access. Walk out the door, 60 seconds you're on the shore.
          • Ocean View
            Yes, the Gulf of Mexico.
          • Oceanfront
            Property directly on the Gulf of Mexico
          • Resort
            Resort casual.
          • Water View
            View of Gulf and sugar-white sand dunes.
          • Waterfront
            Property on the beach, no roads to cross.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air conditioning.
                      • Elevator
                        The elevator is centrally located in the building for your convenience.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat.
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Has a pull out sofa sleeper, love seat, 2 additional chairs for comfortable seating.
                      • Parking
                        Gated community, free parking onsite.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Daily towel exchange. Please bring beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            There are 2 coffee pots one for regular brew and a Keurig.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes and utensils for service of 8. There are pots and pans to cook with also.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dinette table seats 6, counter/bar seats 2.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Lending library at front office.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    Arcade room onsite.
                                  • Games
                                    Family board games.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    A flat screen in the living area and one in each of the bedrooms.
                                  • Toys
                                    Few small toys
                                  • Video Library
                                    A handful of family videos for the odd rainy afternoon. There are more videos and books in the office to check out.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Includes chaise lounge, outdoor dining table and chairs.
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bikes may be rented from local vendors.
                                      • Boat
                                        Boating rentals can be arranged with local vendors.
                                      • Golf
                                        Several first-rate golf clubs are within a 15 minute drive.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rentals can be arranged with local vendors. Or bring your own.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beautiful courtyard lawn is a feature of this property.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Community BBQ grills with patio seating.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Court onsite.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        An abundance of shops provide equipment.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                Includes 2nd small kiddie pool.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Staff


                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • marina
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • shuffleboard
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Volleyball in season. Senior Aqua Aerobics Jan - Mid March.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        26 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Silver Dunes

                                                                        I would give Silver Dunes 3 - 4 stars. We were not told the pool would be closed here and there while we were there for HOA parties and painting. Also we were not informed some

                                                                        Areas would be under construction which made It difficult to walk to the beach since we had to walk all the way around. We still had fun but it would have been nice to know this would be happening during our stay.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear Anonymous,

                                                                        As I mentioned to you on the phone before this posting I was extremely sorry that I did not know about this situation to let you know ahead of time. I know that buildings need to make repairs and updates to keep things nice and functional and there is never a good time for that. I also did not realize that the pool would be closed for the HOA meeting, again my apologies! I hope that you will come back in the future and give us another try and I will make every effort to make sure that no repairs are being done on the property at that time.

                                                                        Sincere apologies,


                                                                        Great Value! Great Service!

                                                                        Alexandra C.

                                                                        My family and I really enjoyed Silver Dunes. The beach was great, the pool was nice. The room was clean and well taken care of. The owners and office were very nice and helpful. Overall it was a great value and I would go again and recommend to friends. One thing to note is to bring your own supplies not everything is provided, paper towels/shampoo/beach towels. I did not need them to provide these things but it would've been nice to know upfront.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! It was a beautiful summer. I try to cover everything when I speak to potential renters but sometimes I forget. This information is listed in the description section however. As for beach towels and such we used to supply them and they would disappear and not be there the for the next guest so we stopped doing that. I am sorry if that caused you any inconvenience. We do hope you come again.



                                                                        john m.

                                                                        Property was great. Beachfront was awesome The king bed in our room was awful . The condo was very adequate

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        I hope you enjoyed your vacation time with your family. I apologize that you did not like the king bed. I will have it checked out but no one has ever mentioned it before. Thank you for your comments.


                                                                        Newly furnished, clean, great sevice

                                                                        Wendy J.Carnes, Mississippi

                                                                        This condo was great! Walk in to a beach theme just awesome! Beach is right there and the beach device by Mr George is the best I have ever had! Definitely will be booking again!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        So glad you found our unit to your liking and we hope everyone that rents from us feels this way. We strive to make it as comfortable for everyone as we can. Yes, George at the beach service is great and a wealth of local knowledge. We hope you rent from us again soon.

                                                                        Thank you,



                                                                        Diane O.

                                                                        Beautifully decorated condo with everything you need for a family get-away! You can see the beach from the balcony or watch the children in the pool. Love the grass area where the children can play. Very clean and beds were comfortable. We purchased chairs for the beach and it was great to be able to have shade while enjoying the waves. This condo is on the second floor but they have an elevator so no problem. I would recommend this condo and plan to go back again in the near future!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you so much for the review and mostly for renting from us and enjoying your visit! We, too, love the views of the grassy area and the privacy of being on the 2nd floor. We are so glad you want to come back and hope others do as well.

                                                                        Thank you,


                                                                        Great family friendly environment!

                                                                        Becky V.

                                                                        The accommodations were clean, and the furnishings were new. The staff were professional and accommodating. The pool was clean and much enjoyed by the children. The beach was terrific. No complaints. Will rent again in the future.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        Thank you. It was wonderful to have you stay with us. Glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to you staying with us again.



                                                                        Destin, FL, USA

                                                                        Relax and revitalize with the sound of the surf, the warmth of the sun, a steady breeze from the gulf, and the softest, finest white sand beaches in North America. But, if that is not enough, you can experience: The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, (Dolphin and Sting Ray encounters!), Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin cruises, Paddle boarding, Jet skiing, Para sailing, Snorkeling, Henderson Beach State Park Nature Trail and Boardwalk, Destin Fishing Museum, USAF Armament Museum, (thank them for their service!), Big Kahuna's Water Park (summer season only), The Track Recreation Center, Geo-caching and more.


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        Check in at 3 p.m., check out 10 a.m. Property office closes at 4:30 p.m. daily. Please call Margo if your arrival time is later or you require a shorter stay. Our unit is distinctly furnished & decorated. We appreciate your caring for it as you would your own home. Unit is professionally cleaned after each guest, which is included in the rental rate. Upon check out, unit is inspected, if damage has occurred above normal wear & tear or a deep clean is required due to excessive soiling, renter will be charged accordingly. Beach service (chairs, cabanas and umbrellas) are a separate charge and can be arranged upon arrival with George (on the beach) or at reception. We regret that we do not rent to adults under the age of 25.

                                                                        26 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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