EMERALD GRANDE!!! Stay in the Best Resort in Destin, FL! 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊
About Chris M
Bluewater Rentals LLC manages properties throughout Destin, Fl.
Why Chris M chose Destin
We work with the top properties in Destin, Fl and Emerald Grande is the best! We know our guests will love this resort and we strive to have the same families staying with us year after year.
What makes this Condo unique
Unparalleled views of Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Zero entry pool with the best pool deck in Destin. Indoor heated pool for rainy days. A great workout room with everything you need to stay fit on vacation. Harborwalk Village is just below resorts so shops, restaurants, and water activities are just steps away! And the beach you are taken to by boat (most guests see dolphins during the ride over) is the best in Destin, Fl!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Emerald Grande is a nonsmoking resort.
Pets are not allowed at Emerald Grande.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Decent Stay Ended on a Sour Note
Nice property, nice view.
The twin bunk bedroom is small, more like a nice sized walk-in closet or storage room.
I am a very detailed person and noticed that some of the wood on the baseboards had huge missing chunks. The grout at the entrance of the guest bathroom is on some of the tile. The dryer for the clothes doesn't get very hot and took much longer than it should for the clothes to dry. Other then those details, we did have to face a sugar ant problem.
I noticed the night we arrived an ant on the guest nightstand table, and paid no mind to it. The next night I left my small lunch cooler in the guest bedroom by mistake after a long day at the beach. The next day the bag was full of 50-100 sugar ants and one of the ants bit me when I stuck my hand in the bag when I didn't initially notice them. Definitely caught my attention when I felt a stink. I have to say the direct condo property manager was doing his best to contact the owner being I requested to stay in another room. I wasn't comfortable staying in the room when the ants were at the coming from around the headboard.. bites in the night maybe?
Emerald Grand's maintenance came and sprayed the room with a spray that smelled like Raid with a strawberry scent. EW.
The disappointing part was the owner never contacted the property manager back about my request to be in another room.. especially after that awful smelling bug spray. Just some type of consideration would have been nice. Waiting for hours for a solution that never came or a simple call.
The front desk supervisor Kaulani did what she could to help and was extremely accommodating.
Emerald Grande over all is a great place and we have loved staying there the last few years. Next year we will try something different.
It IS a lovely vacation spot.. just hope you don't lose time on your vacation dealing with pest issues in your rental condo and an owner who doesn't have the time to work with his property manager to aid a guest issue.
Great Location and pools........ problems with Elevators ( out of order ) on various days
It was a beautiful property with very nice view of harbor and had all activities close by.
While the overall cleanliness of the unit was fine, there was an empty coors light can on the main balcony upon arrival as well as many spit residues from chewing tobacco on the ground of the balcony. The first night we were there, we saw and removed a large cockroach from the curtain in the second bedroom. On our last evening 4 nights later) another large cockroach was seen under a bag in the same bedroom. As we were checking out the next morning, I reported the cockroaches to the front desk. He stated that the were just “palmetto bugs” - and that there are typically just one of them. We saw two in the same room in 4 nights and palmetto bugs are AMERICAN COCKROACHES. He stated they are native to Florida and acted as if they were common. We have been traveling to Florida since 2004 and have never had these bugs in any of the condominium units that we have rented in the past. I was expecting much more from a property in Emerald Grande and was extremely disappointed.
Favorite Gulf Coast .... Emerald Grande
This is our sixth time staying at the Emerald Grande! By far our favorite vacation spot in Florida. Private Island is the icing on the cake! Close proximity to the best seafood and steaks on the gulf coast! VRBO transaction was seamless!
Very friendly staff , helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend to anyone
Emerald Grande has almost everything you could ever want to do in Destin, FL just below the resort.