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Tranquil Condo with the Beach as your Backyard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,049 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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'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 BUT you MUST call the owner at 850-496-1690 to make your final booking arrangements. We run your final booking through our condo complex. For questions feel free to call 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, coffee-maker, 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

HD flat screen TVs with cable/DVD player


BBQ 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.**

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

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 (overseen by Betty), 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 Florida North West

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 sea 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The beach is beautiful and isn't too crowded. I spent a lot of time in the pool as well. I'm European, have never been to Florida before, and was told that it would be very hot in August. Oh yes! I was getting sunburned and had to escape the heat and sun indoors, but that is blissful too, just to listen to the waves and feel the breeze on the balcony.

One night we ordered in pizza (thank you for the recommendation), invited friends and had an impromtu game night -- this seems to be an American family pastime. There were 10 - 12 of us and still there was plenty of room with people out on the balcony and others of us played a fun board game at the dining room table -- which had chairs on wheels. Now I understand this! Clever.

The weather was sunny every day. The condo unit is nice, clean and tidy. We have great memories of Florida, USA and want to come back. Someday we will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 2011
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1049 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to master bedroom.
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Volleyball in season. Senior Aqua Aerobics Jan - Mid March.


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Tranquil Condo with the Beach as your Backyard
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Great family friendly environment!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thank you it was wonderful to have you stay with us. Glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to you staying with us again. Margo
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and mostly for renting from us and enjoying your visit! We are so glad you want to come back and hope others do as well. Thank you, Margo
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Carnes, Mississippi

Newly furnished, clean, great sevice

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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, Margo
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Duluth, GA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for us. Everything was great! We hope in future that we'll get stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place great Beach great service

  • 4 of 5

Great place great Beach great service. George was great had everything set up every day perfectly very friendly for Beach service and the place is clean

and pretty. Bed was a little squeaky but still OK

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, clean rooms

  • 4 of 5

Love that it's steps away from the beach. Property is well kept. Clean rooms as well as public areas. Nice pool. Customer service could be improved. No one ever came over or called to check on us. We did need new towels. We read something about "towel service" but we never understood how it worked. Property is not overly crowded and reasonably quiet.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you liked the condo and it is great being steps away from the beach. My apologies I thought I discussed the towel service to you when we spoke on the phone. I try to do that with everyone I speak to but I will make sure I do in the future. Glad you and the children enjoyed the pool as well. Thank you, Margo
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Indian Bayou Golf Club
Car: recommended

Relax and revitalize with the sound of the surf, the warmth of the sun, a steady breeze from the sea, 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.


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in at 3 p.m., check out 10 a.m. Let us know in advance if you will be arriving after 4:30 p.m, as property office closes at 4:30 p.m. daily. Turnover is Saturday or Sunday. Please call Margo at 850-496-1690 if your travel/vacation dates fall mid-week, 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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