This was our first year visiting Destin. Always avoided it because of fear of cooler weather this far north in Florida. However, we were blessed with very nice temperatures. Better yet was this condo. Given I rented this by chance on VRBO (based on the pictures and previous renters comments) I was crossing my fingers when we pulled in to the parking lot. The condo was very clean and all the furnishings were well appointed and in very good shape. The kitchen is incredibly well appointed and we didn't need to purchase anything other than groceries. The view is incredible (totally unobstucted) and we could even watch our kids play on the beach from our balcony. The pool was a great change of pace as well. We even used the outdoor grills to cook out and eat pool side one evening. We also loved that the facility was pet friendly as we brought our small dog. I appreciated Margie's quick response one afternoon when the pool doors were locked. She made a call and someone responded in about 15 minutes. My 75 year old mother and 79 year old father joined us and they loved this property as well. To be balanced let me share a few MINOR downsides. Upon arrival you will have to memorize 3 different codes for doors (parking lot gate, your condo door, and the exercise room). One of the throw pillows on the love seat was torn open but turned upside down from the cleaning crew. The couches are off white and starting to show some wear. Pets are not allowed by the pool or on the beach (for non-permit holding full time owners/residents). We also wanted to have a beach bonefire one evening but discovered you needed to get a permit ($50) from the local fire department and then had to purchase a steel drum (over $100) to hold the wood and ashes. We passed given the cost and hassle factor. To be fair, multiple beach bonefires could possibly ruin the impeccible beach which was spotless. We loved having an unbrella and 2 chairs provided to us but given we had 6 in our condo we had to pack our own chairs and umbrella as well. This wasn't the fault of anyone but we did have to put up with some serious college spring break noise (and excessive drinking) across the street in 2 condos on the beach directly in front of our unit (to be expected this time of year). All and all I would rate this an 8.5 out of 10 and would definitely rent it again if given the chance.