USA Gulf Coast Florida Destin Listing #23957

Sterling Sands 803 - Destin, FL

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30 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Double Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Gorgeous beach view home w/ a private balcony, shared pool, & fitness room

Kick back and take in the incredible beach and Gulf views from your furnished balcony at this comfortable, family-friendly condo on the Panhandle. Slip on your provided pool bands and head downstairs for a swim in the shared, heated pool, work up a sweat in the fitness room, fire up one of the shared grills and enjoy a cookout, or take a stroll out to the adjacent beach. You'll find something for everyone here at Sterling Sands!

What’s nearby:
Located alongside the Emerald Coast Parkway, this rental is within walking distance of several popular restaurants including the Back Porch, the Pancakery, and Mellow Mushroom. For groceries and essentials, you'll find a Target and a Walmart Supercenter, both about a mile from this condo. And if you're looking for some fun beyond the beach, head over to Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, the largest water park on the Emerald Coast, just a little over a half-mile up the road.

Things to know:
This property strictly prohibited smoking.
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Central air conditioning
Elevator in the building
Outdoor showers
Parking on-site (parking passes included)
Snowbird-friendly! Please contact us for special rates.

** Beach service is not included. A beach service vendor sits on the beach, and guests that wish to rent from the vendor must go out to the hut and pay them.

Please note that there is an amenity fee per person (5 years old and up) of $5.00 plus tax paid to the HOA directly on the property at the time of your arrival and check in to register with the HOA. Also note that beach towels are not provided.

Important: Please note that this unit has a max occupancy, including children. These are rules set by the State of Florida and the State of Florida Fire Codes. The Fire Codes go by square footage and not the beds in a unit. Please note if you arrive with more than the max occupancy listed, the HOA will not allow you to check-in and you will not be entitled to a refund.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access






DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Heated pool


Gas grill : Shared



Parking & access


Paid parking only



30 reviews

Vicki S. Aug 2022
The space was Clean,neat,fully stocked. The view was amazing.....We loved this property. We will be back.
Jesse H. Jul 2022
Great view and clean highly recommended!
David M. May 2022
This condo was easily assessable, no problems getting into and out of the complex from historic highway 98. The unit was located on the top floor so we got a great view of the gulf and the beach. We were high enough to see all the critters passing by, countless dolphins, sharks, rays, pelicans, and even a manatee, but no so far where we couldn't hear the crashing waves. Beach and unit access was super easy with keypad access so I didn't have to carry keys or keycard around. There was a beach equipment rental company right up front on the beach, so there was no need to drag any umbrellas or chairs around.

The unit was clean and they provided a starter set of paper products and cleaning supplies: dish soap, dish washing soap, laundry soap, bathroom bar soap, shampoo, conditioner. They also had a variety of bath towels but note there were no beach towels.

Ultimately I would not recommend this unit just so that it would be available for us because if I stay in Destin again, I am definitely booking this unit again. We are just greedy that way :)
Miranda R. Apr 2022
Biggest issue was you could tell the condo was not cleaned properly BUT I am a little harder to please with cleanliness effort AND to be fair they contacted me to follow up after check in and I don't reply to any property mgmt or vrbo unless there's a major problem. Had I paid higher summer rates, this would be a different review. Would I reserve again in the off-season for the experience we had this time? Absolutely.

*rate in the off season
*view can't be beat

*you can't use your own beach chairs/umbrella and I didn't know that til the reservation had been made, the subcontracted chairs/umbrella service is like $32/day and we paid ahead for the week but still got back row with an obstructed view of chairs/open umbrellas that were reserved but never used by the reservers.

*main king bed was moderately uncomfortable (hard and felt cheap)

*kitchen needs newer toaster and a little updating

*cleaning service was minimal effort
Landis S. Apr 2022
Nice view of the beach, condo was clean! Bed mattresses were very comfortable.!
Joseph L. Oct 2021
Didn’t want to leave
John & Becky J. Aug 2021
We love this complex. The unit was nice and clean
Jose D. Jul 2021
Like home !
Norman B. Jul 2021
Ruben M. Jun 2021
Every nice
Ashley F. Apr 2021
Unit is wonderful. Just enough room and had everything we needed. View was amazing, balcony furniture was great.
Nora C. Sep 2020
We loved being able to get away during the COVID mess. Our kids LOVED the pool, beach, hot tub and all of the fun activities to do within a mile or two of the resort. We are already saving up to book another weekend ASAP!
Mary F. Aug 2020
The convenience of the location should make it a 5 star review. It's close to everything!
I was extremely disappointed with the cleanliness of the condo we were in though. Especially because of COVID-19 & the website expressed they were taking extra steps to sanitize each room. We arrived 30 minutes early to find our room had not been cleaned. They rushed to make it right... only to rush through a cleaning job that forced us to go buy supplies to finish the job so we'd be comfortable unpacking. I found what I can only describe as bodly fluid on a comforter & dirty pillows. Ugh. So, as unfortunate as it is to give a negative review... I am leaving one due to the cleaning of the unit.

Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed the home. We sincerely apologize for the home not being cleaned upon your arrival and we are sorry for any frustrations this may have caused. We appreciate your feedback, and I have forwarded this information to the local housekeeping staff so they can ensure this does not happen to future guests. We hope to have the chance to impress you in the future!
Amber B. Jul 2020
Beautiful condo! Right on the beach! Staff was very friendly!
Katharine K. Jun 2020
My husband, myself, and friend stayed the night at this condo. Beautiful location across from go kart racing (couldn't hear anything in the room). The balcony had a great view of the ever-ending ocean.
The only reason it was not a 5 star was the guest bathroom floor was dirty with hair, the shower was clogged, and the toilet would not flush.
For one night it is worth splitting costs with other friends or family.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with Vacasa! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear about the issues with the bathroom upon arrival. These are certainly not the standards we hold our team to, nor the experience we like to provide to our guests. I have forwarded your feedback to the local management so they can review and update the home for future guests. We look forward to hosting you again!
Carol N. Feb 2020
We spent 12 days on this beautiful beach, the condo was great, very clean and well equipped! We will definitely consider staying here on our next trip to Destin!
Felix G. Jan 2020
Short trip but all was great. Staff was very accommodating. Home was a little plain but nice. Great balcony
Gerald J K. Oct 2019
Great area, great beaches, great restaurants. Unit 803 is clean and comfortable, but needs a little up-dating. Also, a few more dishwasher and washing machine soap packets would be nice.
Kerrye A. Sep 2019
Condo kitchen and linens were welk stocked
Ricardo A. Aug 2019
Todo me gusto
cinque t. Aug 2019
Access to the building from the parking lot is short, quick and easy! As well as access to the pool and beach. It saves you time from wandering around an extensive property just to get to the beach! You go to destin to enjoy the beach, the view and a to have a comfortable place to stay and that’s what this property will give you!
Travis A. Aug 2019
It was. Ice
HADEN F. Jul 2019
It was perfect for our stay. Water and beach were gorgeous. Would definitely go back
. Aug 2018
Nice little condo. Love the updated decor. We did enjoy our stay!
. Mar 2016
Would love to come back sometime and upgrade to a two bdrm.. Nice place...
. Jun 2015
Loved the view...we had a wonderful time and hope to come back real soon...thank you for having us :)