USA Florida Destin Sterling Shores - Destin Listing #27352

Sterling Shores PH19 - Destin, FL

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28 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 3 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Beachfront condo w/private balcony, Gulf views & on-site shared amenities!

Step inside this beachfront condo at Sterling Shores resort and start creating everlasting memories of your trip to The Sunshine State! Featuring an open kitchen/living/dining area concept, you'll have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay; from a well-equipped kitchen to a comfortable living area and enough sitting for everyone! Enjoy your meals al fresco in your furnished balcony and admire the Gulf and beach views without even leaving your vacation rental. Take advantage of the resort's shared, on-site amenities that include a swimming pool and even a grill area!

What's nearby:
Sterling Shores resort boasts a prime location just moments away from the beach and a short walk to mainland entertainment. You'll be right across Highway 98, which offers a plethora of dining options. The Track is under a mile away and offers family-friendly fun with its go-karts tracks, mini-golf courses, bumper cars, and more! The famous Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park is a short two-mile ride and it's a must-visit!

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view

Beach access

Gulf view





DVD player

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Heated pool


Gas grill : Shared


Parking & access




28 reviews

Ann Z. Aug 2022
This is one of the most gorgeous condos we’ve ever stayed in! Breathtaking views and every creature comfort you could imagine. The unit was extremely well appointed and we loved every minute of our vaca! Sterling Shores we will absolutely be back!
Marc O. Jul 2022
This is a condo we’ve stayed at many times before under previous owners John and Bev. New owners (took over in fall of 2019) have done a great job updating the countertops in Kitchen, Master Bath, and guest room bath. The whole decor and most furniture have been updated which is very modern. The master shower has been redone as well. It has made an already great condo even better! The view is likely the best in Sterling Shores.

Vacasa did a great job with the cleanliness of the room. Their app is good and on par with all others that have switched to using an app

Things that need some attention:
We arrived to find John the maintenance man putting some screws in the lockout room bed frame. He commented “this is probably the 20th screw I’ve had to put in this bed this summer. I don’t understand why they just don’t replace the bed.” I agree with him. It needs replaced. It angles down to the foot of the bed when laying on the bed.

The cloth couch is nice but knowing it’s only 2 years old it’s already starting to show wear.. some noticeable staining on it. They are known to wear out quick. I do not think it’s right for anyone to call a pullout couch a bed in their listing of how many beds in a unit…

There was no warm/hot water in any of the bathroom sinks. We lived with it and didn’t reach out to Vacasa for not wanting to deal with maintenance. But NEEDS to be fixed.

Fridge specifically says should be cooled to 37 degrees but could only get it to 43 degrees. Kept meats in back of fridge to ensure no spoilage. It was cold but not what it should’ve been.

This is a personal preference but feel the need to comment. A unit this size to only have 3 beds seems a waste and what used to work for us as a family is now difficult. When you have teenagers that are brothers and sisters, they won’t sleep in same bed together.

Either the second bedroom or most ideally the lockout/studio bedroom should provide a full and a twin or possibly 2 fulls. IMHO

Last issue is cost of this unit. In 2019 I rented this unit for $3500 out the door with a dedicated covered parking space. (What happened to the parking space with this unit?) 2022 under new owners and managed by Vacasa with no dedicated parking space…$5900. $600 in Booking fees!?

When I inquired about what’s involved with the booking fee this is direct comments I received from Vacasa through email:

Also, the booking fee helps us provide 24/7 customer support during your stay. Our customer support includes call, email, and text support available any time before, during, or after your stay. It includes any support needed by the local team during your stay. This is added to every reservation instead of included in the nightly rent. I hope this explination helps. We appreciate you!

So, you can decide for yourselves if that kind of communication is worth cost but Vacasa is adding ~12% to most all booking fees and have become one of, if not, the main rental company in Destin.

Sterling Shores is a great place with nice grounds and pools but starting to show some wear and overall congestion in that area. 4 Hotels and two condo units left of back porch have been added around SS since our first stay in 2003. It used to have more of a resort feel. They used to offer weekly activities, Staff monitoring and cleaning pool decks throughout the day, etc… Wrist bands are never checked so don’t understand the emphasis. So none of that now is being offered.

Sorry for the lengthy review but I extremely value thorough reviews on all properties I stay in.

This has always arguably been the nicest or one of the nicest condo in Sterling Shores.

Overall this is a great unit!

Manager response:
Hi, Marc! We agree with your concerns and will be looking into them with the owners and maintenance. The homeowner prefers three beds to prevent too many people from renting the home. Thank you!
Patti G. Jul 2022
We LOVED everything about Penthouse #19.
Kevin W. Jul 2022
The view is stunning and the rooms are spacious. We will definitely go back!
Daniel S. Jun 2022
Comfortable Convenient Clean AWESOME
David T. May 2022
What you see is what you get. Great views! Clean and stocked with plenty of dishes. Plenty of room for 6 people with the 3 king size beds and large living area. Easy access to pools and beach. The large deck was really nice. Will definately do it again!
Angie G. Apr 2022
We had 7 in our party and this condo is spacious, clean and came well equipped with everything we needed. (Laundry room, stocked kitchen, hair dryers, tons of dressers and closet space, etc.). The balcony and views from the condo make it even better. We will definitely be back!!
Grover W. Mar 2022
Condo is furnished beautifully and the kitchen has everything you want
Dennis F. Sep 2021
Amenities were great and close to everything.
trivenia W. Sep 2021
This was the most beautiful penthouse we have stayed in and we will be back We loved it.
To the owner you know what we like what we going vacation and it is exactly what is in your penthouse we will be back to visit you sooner than later again and again. My husband is hard to impress, but you impressed him with this one 10+++
Kelly L. Apr 2021
We love Destin and Sterling Shores:) This was our first time staying in PH19 and would definitely return!!! Beautiful decor, beautiful views, great many positives!
amy B. Mar 2021
Beautiful views allowed us to enjoy the ocean even when the weather was chilly. We enjoyed our stay!
Michelle T. Mar 2021
Absolutely love this condo! Second trip back and will definitely be back for a third. Great location to beach as well
TaKara B. Sep 2020
We loved everything about this Pent House. It’s definitely meet everyone needs in my family. They absolutely love the view, the distance from the Beach and also the nearby restaurants! We visit Destin a lot we will continue to book this beautiful condo.
Lori L. Jul 2020
Beautiful condo, great location. Easy to entertain our crowd of 8. Very easy beach access for guests only (code required, not a public beach access point). Huge balcony with plenty of room to relax and entertain. Kitchen is well stocked for preparing a large meal and plenty of room to seat everyone for meals inside and out. Will definitely return!
Kenneth F. Jul 2020
We have stayed at the condo for several years. Lots of room and spectacular views. It was sold about a year ago and the new owners have done a great job updating the unit with all new showers, paint, drapes, and furniture.
Donna A. Jun 2020
Top floor condo with spectacular views of beach and gulf. Lovely grounds. Condo huge and well appointed. Everything you need for a great stay.
Braden M. Mar 2020
Good view. Very clean and comfortable. Great view of ocean
Jane B. Mar 2020
Everything about this condo was fabulous!! Fabulous view, fabulous accommodations, fabulous location! Very safe. It exceeded out anticipations. Would give it 10 stars if I could.
Katryna W. Mar 2020
This was a great getaway! The staff promptly answers and takes care of any issues and/or questions. Perfect location and super clean!
Claude T. Mar 2020
We loved absolutely everything about this home! The furnishings were lovely, and we had everything we needed. And the view was amazing! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is close to restaurants and activities. Would definitely stay here again. Very lovely home.
Randall R. Feb 2020
Loved the view and very nice people there.
Randall R. Feb 2020
View was amazing
Rebecca C. Feb 2020
Beautifully decorated! Great views!