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USA Florida Northwest Florida Destin Listing #4660

Sundestin Beach Resort #709 - Destin, FL

93 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
1040 Highway 98 East #709, Destin, FL 32541

Beachfront condo w/ a private balcony, shared pools, hot tub, & fitness room

Perfect for a romantic getaway or a small family vacation, this Destin rental combines stellar beachfront amenities and a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! SunDestin is a Gulf-front resort located less than two miles from the heart of town offering fantastic amenities including two heated pools, a children's splash pad, hot tub, gym, and an on-site restaurant. This charming condo is located on the seventh floor and offers a great view of the emerald green waters. And the well-equipped kitchen includes everything one might need for easy meal prep. Guests will also enjoy direct beach access and equipment rental services offering kayaks and stand-up paddleboards!

What's nearby:
With so many attractions, you'll never want to leave home, but when you do venture out, the city is a playground for family fun and outdoor adventures. Wander the historic Fort Pickens in nearby Pensacola Beach, or board a Buccaneer Pirate Cruise ship. Enjoy waterfront bars, restaurants, and shops along HarborWalk Village, fish off the boardwalk, or hike the stunning nature trails at Henderson Beach State Park.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Central air conditioning
Community gas grills
Shared laundry facilities
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact us for special rates. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf front

Gulf view

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Stereo

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Indoor pool

Sauna : Shared

Kayaks

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Beach chairs

Parking & access

Paid parking only

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

93 reviews

Andrea R. May 2020
Wish we could stay longer!! Very nice lobby, gift shop, and gym. Right on the beach! Only thing is the ac unit is on the balcony and is very loud when you are trying g to enjoy the sounds of the beach.
James T. Mar 2020
Love the room it self great views
David L. Mar 2020
Great view of the ocean. Second year we stayed, home is due for some additional upkeep. Some painting, carpet cleaning and updating of the furniture would be nice.
Rented different unit for next year due to increased price without current updates.
Manager response:
Hi, David! Thank you for telling us about your stay. We have advised the owner of your comments regarding the carpet, paint, and furnishings so they can consider potential changes. We hope to see you again!
GREGORY B. Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. Were very impressed that the apartment was equiped with everything we needed except an iron but we made due. Location was perfect in the center of all the action and only a few miles from Harbor Boardwalk.
Tyler J. Dec 2019
No complaints, what so ever!
Brittany R. Sep 2019
My family and I have been vacationing in Destin for years. Once my boyfriend and I started visiting alone we usually go a little before or after peak season so the weather is still nice, but rental prices aren't so high.
The location of this unit was fantastic. The view was gorgeous. The walk to the beach was quick and easy. It was a quick drive to pretty much any entertainment we could ask for.

The reviews said the place was outdated and that is not something that would not typically bother me, but reviews also said it was clean and that was a lie from my experience.
The place probably hasn't seen any TLC since the early 2000s.
Upon arrival the place smelled of mold. There was mold on the ceiling above the toilet.
We had to wipe the kitchen counters because they were still dirty from the previous people. We had to rewash all of our dishes as we used them because they were also disgusting and caked with old food.
There were 5 remotes between the 2 tvs and DVD player. Of the 5, only 2 had batteries in them.
The carpet in the bedroom was horrendous. I placed a few towels on the floor next to my side of the bed because I couldn't stand walking on the carpet barefoot.
I typically expect an uncomfortable mattress when I find a high traffic rental, but what got me were the pillows. Luckily I had brought a personal one from home or I would have been in pain at the end of the trip. All of the pillows in the rental were cheap Walmart pillows that should have been replaced years ago. They were all flat and hard as a rock.
There were 4 chairs and a table on the balcony. 2 of them were ripped and unusable just taking up space.
The AC unit is also on the balcony. You have to turn the air up or off if you want to sit outside and enjoy the sounds of the ocean otherwise it's extremely loud.
The AC wont turn below 68, which sounds reasonable, but the bedroom stays pretty warm all night. With the money they're saving on lack of cleaning or keeping basic needs updated, the air shouldn't be controlled. I dont mind paying a high AC bill at home, but I dont want to be miserable when I'm paying to stay somewhere on vacation.

We paid off season prices and I still think it was a bit much for the condition of the place. I would never pay peak season prices for this property. You're paying for the view and location, but everything else was very lackluster.
Manager response:
Hi, Brittany! Thank you for staying with us and leaving your review. The property manager has been able to get all of your concerns addressed. We hope to see you again!
Tedi J. Aug 2019
Unit was very clean and served our purpose for taking our mom to the beach for her 83rd birthday. However in the description it said there were 2 beach chairs; there was a lawn chair in closet and that was it. Also, the t.v. in the living room did not have cable connection. Otherwise the unit was good,
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us! We do not provide beach chairs and apologize for any confusion there. It was discovered an HDMI cable had been taken; the TV is working perfectly now that it's replaced. We hope to see you again!
Richard S. Aug 2019
Loved Dustin, the gulf, the sand were excellent. Unit 709 had issues, carpet needed to be replaced or at least cleaned, tv remote didn’t work, kitchen were sparely furnished, and dated. The staff at Sundestin were nice and friendly but we didn’t need them for a lot. We would go back to Sundestin but a different unit.
Manager response:
Hi, Richard! We are scheduling deep cleans and carpet cleans for after the busy summer season, and we have replaced the missing HDMI cord at the TV. We hope to see you again!
Brandie F. Aug 2019
This condo was perfect! We loved staying there. Wonderful location, loved how the beach was in view and able to walk right down. Exactly what we expected. This was our first time to visit Destin, we will be back and would love to use this condo again! Can’t see how anyone could ever be disappointed with this condo!
Leigh S. Aug 2019
The condo was a great size for my family. It had everything we needed. We will definitely book again!
Stephanie P. Mar 2019
You can NOT beat the view and proximity to the water!
David L. Feb 2019
Stayed two weeks and had a wonderful vacation. Overall the Condo unit was very nice and provided a fantastic ocean view from the balcony. The bedroom carpet is in need of replacement and the bathrooms could use an update. It was great to have a full kitchen to allow us to make some of our meals at home. For a two weeks stay there needs to be more supplies available such as garbage bags and dishwasher soap. The location of the building is very close to so many attractions, stores and great eating places that you do not need to travel very far for what ever you need. Overall it was great and we have already booked it for 2 weeks next year.
Larry A. Jan 2019
Destin has beautiful beaches and the view from this balcony was wonderful. It was quiet, comfortable, and peaceful in this home. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Teguh y. Dec 2018
I enjoyed my stay more because i had very nice view from the unit i stayed. However, the building felt and looked like an old property.
michael t m. Nov 2018
Location on the beach, very comfortable suite and good amenities.
Donna F. Nov 2018
The beach and ocean
Briggs C. Oct 2018
Great stay for a weekend getaway to Destin!
MIKE L. Sep 2018
The online listing showed multiple furnishings that were much nicer than what actually existed in the unit. The actual bedding was much less pleasant than what was online as well. Also not shown is a large a/c unit on the balcony, which ruins the experience outside unless you cut off the unit making the unit warmer. Bed was very uncomfortable and was like sleeping on bricks. We couldn’t sleep the whole trip. Bed is horrible. Online listing should be updated so that future guests should not continue to be mislead. Front desk staff was very nice and helpful. Maintenance guy made rude comments to us about other guests when we asked him where the second hot tub was. Don’t stay here. Good price and good view, but unit is gross and view is easily ruined.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed with the newer furnishings. We are working on updating the pictures so guests will know exactly what to expect. We apologize for any rude comments this guest received from the desk staff; Vacasa is not affiliated with them. Thank you!
Gabrielle A M. Aug 2018
The place was nice and clean when we arrived. The beach front view was great. It was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to have a weekend away at the beach!
Jennifer A. Jul 2018
Great experience! It was my 2 year old son’s first visit to the beach/ocean and my 6 year old daughter’s 2nd visit. We loved the location of the condo and how it was right one the beach.
Matthew N. Jul 2018
Place was very well maintained and just the perfect size for my wife and I to enjoy our week long get away! I would definitely recommend this place and you cant get a better view of the Gulf from the balcony!!
Donna R. Jul 2018
This room was comfortable and the patio ocean view was perfection.. The bed was not the best but other than that we would come back and stay again.
Donna T. Jul 2018
The view was great. Close to harbor and lots of restaurants. Perfect for a couple.
Jay W. Apr 2018
The view was gorgeous from our balcony
Becky G. Mar 2018
We love this place!! Ocean side, clean, roomy, good price!! Would definetly recommend!!
Mayara S. Mar 2018
I loved the place
Deborah C. Feb 2018
Indoor pool like a bath tub! Outdoor hot tub is nice! try the steam room!
Alli T. Jan 2018
Needed to get away from the cold weather in Indiana to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, this rental did not disappoint! Perfect view, indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs, and right on the beach
JImmie B. Jan 2018
View and location are as advertised. The furniture, specifically the sofa sleeper, needs updated asap. The king bed was adequate, not pristine. After long days of exploring, swimming, and activity a good bed makes all the difference and this until fell short there for my wife and I and our 13 yr old daughter. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and the bathrooms were clean, but tight on space. The facilities on the property are a plus- loved the steam room!
Barry F. Dec 2017
Nice place that is conveniently located near the main part of town. Anything you may want to do is only a few minutes away. Friendly staff that were always eager to answer any questions or give suggestions on places to go.
Mitchell B. Dec 2017
Heating system was not working at all. Temperature fell in the low 40's. Other than that had a very pleasant stay.
Robert K. Dec 2017
Beautiful view, clean place and overall had an excellent stay. The late checkout extention till 7pm was a very very nice touch made for a whole nother day of relaxation without the addrd stress of early checkout and for very minimal charge.
Irene L. Nov 2017
Thank you! We were weary happy there!
Elizabeth S. Nov 2017
Very good for the price. The view from the balcony can’t be beat. The inside is a bit outdated but who cares when the beach is at your back door!
Heather G. Oct 2017
Location is nice. Unit is outdated and you can tell has not been well kept.
The mattress is in very poor condition and is visibly sunken in the middle.
Location is great but does not make up for the other issues. I would recommend to look for another rental.
Manager response:
Maintenance inspected the mattress and discovered two slats underneath were broken. These have been repaired so the mattress no longer feels as though it's sinking. Thank you!
Michael Y. Oct 2017
Great view but, they put rental beach chairs & umbrellas out in the morning that monopolize the beach. Needs new furnishings. The bed was very uncomfortable. The screen door was broke.
Manager response:
We will recommend to the owner that they replace the bed, and maintenance is taking care of the screen door. Thanks!
Daniel C. Oct 2017
Poor communication by the Vacasa staff.. will never use them again!!
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see this guest did not have a better experience with our staff. We will follow-up on this reservation to see where follow-up training is necessary. Thanks!
Michelle F. Oct 2017
Nice place. Clean and well stocked. The keyless lock was nice. One less to worry about. Beautiful view. The hide a bed was broken but management did address the issue.
Brenda D. Sep 2017
Perfect for families.
Terrance J. Sep 2017
Excellent location right in the middle of everything the condo faces and clean what are rated 5-star but the ductwork needs to be clean 4stars
Mary M. Sep 2017
the room had a musty mold odor the floors could use a sweeping and moping
Emily F. Aug 2017
This condo has a beautiful view of the ocean and it is close to everything in Destin! Would highly recommend this condo to anyone!!
Joshua R. Aug 2017
Clean room. Great location. Friendly staff.
Charlcie S. Jul 2017
We really enjoyed our time at the Sundestin Gem. the unit was very clean and had a great view.
Alainie K. Jul 2017
The location is great. Gorgeous view!
Susan H. Jun 2017
Destin is a wonderful place for the whole family. I plan on bringing all my family next year. We plan on taking the glass bottom boat, the pirate ship, going parasailing, miniature golfing, and the waterpark. Also we are going to ride the helicopter and take the speed boat for a ride and of course lay on the beach !
Melette M. May 2017
This the second year in a row that my daughter, my sister and I have stayed here in the same unit. Great location, great view. Love this place and plan to stay again next year for our girls vacation.
Shonnon W. May 2017
This condo has had some recent upgrades we have rented it 2 years in a row. The condo is clean and well kept. The view of the ocean is beautiful. Vacasa was quick to help us when we had a issue with the TV. We will be back!!
Desland R. May 2017
Sundestin Gem was in a great location! We were on the beach and had great access to restaurants and other activities. Room was a little dated, but clean and comfortable. Would stay again!
F T. Apr 2017
Condo was clean but a little dated. The view from the balcony is awesome. Not a fan of having to reserve beach chairs and umbrellas on a daily basis but that appears to be the standard policy up and down the Destin coastline.

Beach and water were amazing. If you're looking for solitude during Spring Break then this is not your place. Destin was a zoo.
Tammy T. Mar 2017
I was a bit skeptical with booking based on a few of the mixed reviews but I took my chances. Let me start with the fact that I am extremely picky with where I lay my head while out of town & the cleanliness of where I book. Let me just say that everything was awesome! I was extremely pleased & felt so at home! It was super relaxing, clean & nice! And the view! Oh the view! We stayed on the patio an entire day! I give it 4 stars only bc nothing is perfect. Thanks for an awesome stay! Will definitely be back!
Rhyanna H. Mar 2017
Overall everything was great! The only complaints I would have is that the pull out couch bed was very uncomfortable and the wifi is terrible but other than that we had a great time!
Rhonda N. Dec 2016
This was our first time staying in Destin and booking with Vacasa. I wasn't sure what we would find because of the mixed reviews we read; however we were very pleased with this condo.....very clean....beautiful view.....comfy bed.
We'll be back!!
Jeni M. Dec 2016
Better than hotels
AMER A. Nov 2016
The reservation process was easy, Vacasa was very fast in answering questions.
Beverly E. Nov 2016
Good
Joann S. Oct 2016
This is the 3rd time that we have rented a condo for our vacation in Florida. Vacasa made the process a breeze. The condo was true to all the pics and the balcony offered an amazing view of the Gulf. The location was right in the center of all the action and we could not have asked for more.
Glenna B. Oct 2016
Beautiful view & location. Unit needs to be updated.
M.E. Z. Sep 2016
Some mornings we could spot dolphins just off the shore from our balcony. Wonderful view of the full moon, too. We'll be back for sure!
Kayla I. Sep 2016
My husband and I really enjoyed visiting Destin for the first time, as we normally vacation in Panama City Beach. This room has a great view of the ocean, ans we enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the mornings and at sunset. We spend the majority of our days at the beach, with our own chairs and umbrella. We didn't like that the small stretch of beach allowed for the huge Sundestin resort was completely filled with the $35 a day rental chairs and umbrellas. We were allowed to set up behind a specified sign, with a completely obstructed view. On our last day, we went to a public beach--we definitely recommend this! As far as the room...we had to buy 2 Febreeze plug-ins to mask the sweaty and stale smell in the room. We had to buy a stand up fan for the bedroom because it was so hot at night and also to help hide the noise coming from the outside hallway, as the room is right next to the elevators.
A guest book in the condo would be great for people to write their favorite restaurants, things to do, etc.
Overall, this condo is a great price for Destin, but could definitely benefit from some updates.
Manager response:
We apologize that there appears to have been an unpleasant odor in the home and will have housekeeping address it.
Jennifer H. Sep 2016
The view was great. the room left a lot to be desired. This rental was expensive for the dated condition, leaking ceiling, pealing bathtub, and clogged sink. When reported to the front desk they said they don't take care of that unit. Only going directly to VACASA can it be repaired. So I would not recommend it. However, the view was great.
Jason S. Sep 2016
We had a good time in Destin. It was our first time visiting. The area was great and the condo was conveniently located to surrounding restaurants and attractions. The property was nice as well with the pools and splash pad, our 9 month old enjoyed it. The restaurant in the building was also decent, good pizza! The only issues we had with this condo was that the air conditioning broke twice during our stay, it would get to 78 degrees in the room. Both times it broke it was repaired in a somewhat timely fashion. The other issue we had was on our day before we left our hot water stopped working, so we had to take showers in the gym locker room located on the 1st floor. Other than those issues we had a great stay and vacasa was helpful with all issues.
Sandra C. Aug 2016
Perfect ocean view. Unit is comfortably furnished. No washer/dryer in unit but there is a pay laundry directly across hall from this unit.
Bedroom is located on hall side, close to elevator. There is a fair amount of noise from elevator traffic late at night and early in the morning. Voices echo.
The property is very well managed and maintained. Halls, pool, walkways are very well kept.
We enjoyed the cafe/bar located inside property. We had lunch and drinks there two days. Food and drinks were good.
Melissa L. Jul 2016
We had a blast! The condo was clean and just as pictured. The resort had a lot of kid friendly activities and adults too. Can't wait to return to the beach again soon!
Gregory G. Jul 2016
My wife and I married in Destin on the beach and loved every minute of it. Can't wait for the opportunity to return. We loved the condo where we stayed and thought how cool would it be to own one!
Jamie N. Jul 2016
This place has the best view!! 7th floor, ocean front is perfect. It was clean, in a great location, and had a ton of amenities at the resort. We had a great time and would recommend to others!
Shelly M. Jun 2016
Great view but do need updates in the shower.
Melanie N. May 2016
We loved our time at the Sundestin resort - it was great having a hot tub and pool when you wanted it, laundry facilities to keep up with the dirty stuff, shopping and food of all sorts really close by and the most beautiful beach right out our door. Even a bar and an arcade on the first floor! Loved this place!
Bob W. May 2016
The property was very clean and well kept. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony early in the morning.
Melette M. May 2016
Highly recommend this resort. Great location. Condo was very clean. Will definitely stay there again.
Michael M. Apr 2016
Great views from balcony, very clean condo, but you couldn't change the thermostat from 72 and there was no fan in the bedroom, so i got very hot when trying to sleep.
Maureen V. Apr 2016
Found Vacasa and this unit completely by accident. A wonderful accident that lead to a perfect Spring Break for me and my 18 year old son. The unit was perfectly sized for us. The picture shown is exact, the view is truly that breathtaking. Completely unobstructed view. When it rains, there is plenty of cover to still enjoy the weather. I loved that the unit was right next to the elevator and the laundry, so convenient.

Hands down, will be back!
Renee F. Mar 2016
Beach was great. View from condo was great. The area was quite congested with traffic.
Tammy B. Mar 2016
Awesome
Amy E. Mar 2016
Open the patio door and hear the waves day and night. Gorgeous view of the ocean. You won't spend much time in your condo except to sleep and eat breakfast out on the patio! The place looks just like it's pictures!
Robert D. Feb 2016
Had a great weekend, enjoyed the accommodation, beach and location.
Sabrina S. Feb 2016
Enjoyed this condo right on the beach, very clean and well maintained! Would definitely stay again!
Brenda S. Jan 2016
Great location. Great view and had everything I needed and more