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Frank was very attentive to emails and texts. I never spoke to him. The property at Sterling Shores (Great Value 10th floor Ocean View) was wonderful! The view from the balcony was refreshing and absolutely gorgeous. The condo has a nice size family room with a nice decor and the bedrooms although small were well appointed. The master bed was comfortable. It was also nice to have the washer and dryer to use. Additionally, Frank has a closet full of beach chairs and floating devices for your perusal. I walked the route to the beach around the pool and it takes only 3 minutes. Someone else said 8 but they must have had little kids with them so the walking was slow. The elevator is directly across from the room but we never heard any noise from it and considered the closeness a bonus. The restaurants in Destin are fabulous and we thought our overall value was extraordinary! Thanks Frank for a wonderful place to stay on our vacation!
Incredible condo. Incredible view. Incredible pool. Incredible location.
Looking forward to a third trip next summer!!!
We liked the condo from the photos but it was even better in person!! It was clean, had a great kitchen with necessary utensils/cookware, and was a nice home away from home. It is a quick walk to the beach and Frank (the host) provided 4 beach chairs and beach toys. The condo had a great view from the balcony! I would highly recommend this condo and will stay again when I visit Destin in the future.
We had a great time at Franks place. The condo was clean and comfortable with a great view.
There were beach chairs and toys in the condo, which was great. We had our own umbrella and found it was easier to walk an extra half block to the public beach strip so we could setup right by the water. If you use the private beach you have to setup behind the rental chairs.
We would definitely go back.
Frank is wonderful and easy to work with. This place is amazing. Wonderful view short walk to the beach. Great pool also. Next year we will stay longer! Good food close by also. Counting down for next year vacation to Franks condo and longer time in Desting
Seriously amazing view! It's exactly as you see in the picture only better with the ocean breeze & sounds of the crashing waves that greet you as soon as you step out onto the balcony. The pools were really nice too & the smaller one closer to the beach was really convenient for taking a quick dip/break from the beach. You can rent a beach umbrella & two chairs on the beach for $30/day or bring your own but you have to set up behind the resort's umbrellas. There's also a banana boat, jet ski, parasailing rental place next to the Back Porch restaurant right off the beach. They're slightly higher than other places but you can't beat the convenience. The kitchen was fully equipped as others have said and the heavy duty blender worked great for piña coladas :) Our family loved Frank's condo & can't wait to come back!!
Overall, great stay and I would stay again! Great view (as described)! Easy access to beach. Property is well kept/maintained. Attentive & fast responding owner. Great location off main road and not too hard to find. Nicely decorated & furnished with extras to make stay more comfy (beach toys, chairs,etc-- wish there was umbrella though). Very roomy in living room. 2nd bedroom is a but cramped with bed and dresser. All necessary kitchen utensils are there to make cooking easy like at home. Great master bath! Beds are not uncomfortable (meaning they are average, a bit older, mattresses). Clean unit. Some things have been updated and modernized. Only cons are that the 2nd bedroom window is right by the elevator, so there was a bit of noise from that (although it was convenient being close to elevator). The front entry hall was quite slippery (might have been from cleaning solution that was used). Some aging/use is present in the unit, but didn't necessarily take away from the stay (such as marks on walls; aging and peeling/cracking cupboards, vanities; basic signs of wear & tear). But again, the very cute decor made up for these wear and tear things. The AC was broke the first part of our stay, and the owner was very attentive and on top of getting it fixed! With that said though, I felt like a partial refund should have been offered for the night that we had no working AC. Overall, great stay, great location!
We loved staying at the Condo. Very pretty inside and the view is really beautiful!
A great apartment in a very nice building on the beach with close proximity to restaurants and kids entertainment. We enjoyed our stay in Destin. Frank was very responsive and accommodating. The apartment is a jewel and our family loved our stay there. We would definitely recommend it to all our friends without hesitation.
The condo was as advertised, with beautiful view of the gulf. It a bit of a walk to the beach (8 mins from door to beach), and there is a small public beach that can be somewhat crowded. The pool at the condo is great, with a shallow kid area, and its large enough that it doesn't ever feel that crowded.
As for the condo, it is a bit on the small size. We had to put our luggage in the hallway because there wasn't enough room in the rooms. Not a big deal, but you don't quite see how small the bedrooms are from the pictures.
The TVs in the home are amazing, and comes with cable and DVD player which was great. Overall, is a great condo.