2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
Taste of Paradise
This was our first time to Destin. We were impressed with the beautiful emerald water and with the condo. It was very spacious and clean. There were even beach toys in the closet. The only thing that I wish was different was to have more room on the balcony. We are a family of five and there were only two chairs. However, it is a small balcony so not much more could fit. I enjoyed sitting outside, drinking a cocktail, and listening to the waves of the ocean. What surprised me is that the white sand was cool. In Texas, the sand is 150 degrees and burns your feet....not in Destin. Also, once the water calmed down a bit (It was really rough surf the first few days), you could go snorkeling and see 10-15 feet down and it was so crystal clear. We saw sand dollars, a couple of sting rays in the sand, huge starfish, tons of fish, and even a swordfish! And hermit crabs. Finding sea shells was a challenge, but we went to Fort Pickens and inside of the park were a couple of spots with beach access. Go there if you want to find shells...hardly no people and TONS of shells. Its a national park so $20 will get you in (plus a toll road $1). Its also a great spot to watch the Blue Angels practice if you time it right.
This condo is precious. The views from the windows and patio are gorgeous. We saw so many dolphins. The condo truly felt like a home away from home. My only suggestion is that the mattress in the second bedroom be changed - it was very firm and uncomfortable. Also the shower liner in the master bath needs to be changed. Finally, the ice maker didn’t work on the fridge. Just a few small easy fixes but they didn’t get in the way of us enjoying our trip at all. Thanks!
Thank you for your recent review of Emerald Dunes 201. We agree this vacation rental is truly a “home away from home”. We appreciate the suggestions and have forwarded them onto the property manager to work with the owner. Unfortunately, beds are very tricky, since everyone’s preferences are different. Some guests prefer a firm mattress while others prefer them soft. To ensure our guests are comfortable, we are happy to provide extra mattress pads or toppers that can bring the mattress to your desired level of comfort. We have sent our maintenance team and the ice maker is now working as it should. We are glad these issues didn’t get in your way of enjoying your trip. We hope to have you back very soon.
Love Destin!! This was a nice condo. Only complaint was the toilets kept over following with very little toilet paper in them. As long as you remember not to use much then they would flush ok. Other than that we enjoyed the beaches. The sand is so white and clean! We will definitely be back.
Thank you for your recent review of Emerald Dunes 201. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful vacation with us. We agree this condominium offers an incredibly beautiful view. We apologize for the inconvenience with the bathroom and have sent an inspector out to research the problem. Thank you again for your review. We hope to welcome you back to the beach soon.
We enjoyed our stay so much. Everything was clean and perfect and stocked with every kitchen gadget imaginable. Beds were very comfortable. The view, from the deck and numerous large windows, was so gorgeous that we didn’t mind just staying in to enjoy the beauty of the emerald green water and sandy white beach. Frankie, the beach attendant was so friendly and efficient. He deserves big tips for sure! Close to shopping and away from the super busy traffic areas of Destin. Very quiet and sound proof. We will definitely rent this condo again. We hated to leave!
Fantastic time in a great condo. Breathtaking views each morning and evening with all the comforts of home. Condo was very clean, quiet and well organized. We were fortunate to extend our stay an extra week. Frankie, the Beach Attendant was friendly and attentive. Folks at Newman-Dailey we’re a pleasure to deal with. Tried booking for next year but was already taken....big disappointment. We hope to have the opportunity to stay at Emerald Dunes again!
Great location. Unit was tasteful and comfortable.
Great location. View from the balcony is wonderful. Very relaxing, easy walk to the beach. The unit has all the amenities any one would need. The down side is the pool has a view of the parking and the front of the building.