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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ST. MAARTEN BEACHFRONT LANAI

Silver Shells Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Silver Shells Beach Resort is perhaps the finest location on the Emerald Coast.

This unit puts you closest to the beach and pool of any unit in the resort. With 1,000 feet of beautiful beachfront enjoy classically elegant vacationing in an upscale environment.

Enjoy many on-site amenities such as the European-Style Luxury Spa, both fine and casual dining is available on property and within walking distance, a workout at the fitness center, or just relaxing by the lagoon pool.

Unit sleeps up to 4 people, King bed with Queen Sleeper sofa. Unit is a lobby level unit with an open floor plan and full kitchen. Unit does not have a washer/dryer and has a stand up shower only. Enjoy being steps away from the Beach and Pool. There are many additional pictures on the Owner's Website and Sideshow from the Links below. In addition we have additional units at this and other Destin resorts by clicking All My Rental Listings below.

Silver Shells is located in close proximity to many restaurants, shopping and family entertainment.

Keywords: Destin Beach Front Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Don

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We LOVE Destin...we are Angie and Don Bennett and currently live north of Atlanta. We look forward to moving to Florida someday, but until then we visit whenever we can. Don lived in the Destin area in 1960 and we both vacationed in the area for many years until our first condo was reserved pre-construction in 1994. Since then our love of the area compelled us to invest in additional properties. Don is very active in the Destin area and is the founder of "Community Association Presidents of the Emerald Coast" (CAPEC), an organization striving to make the Destin area even better for property owners and their guests. Don is also a member of Citizens for Healthy Beaches working to make the world's best beach even better.

Don purchased this condo in 1999

With the advantage of having spent considerable time in the Destin area over many years we recognize certain areas and properties that have exceptional advantages. The Silver Shells beach is where Don swam many times before Silver Shells was built. Our love for this beach, next door to Henderson State Park, had already prompted us to reserve units in St Croix. St Maarten was to have only two studio units so we reserved Unit 205. Since it is on the lobby level the ceilings of the unit are very high giving the unit a more spacious feel. Also being on the lobby level makes it a walk out unit to the lanai deck. St Maarten is the closest building to the beach. Silver Shells has become the Premier Resort in Destin and this unit is fantastic for a couple’s, or small family’s getaway at this resort.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Memphis
3

BRING COINS FOR TOWELS

  • 3 of 5
There were 8 towels in the unit for a week and no laundry facilities. I called the agency and asked if I could switch out the towels. They said if I brought them by an off site location and pay 20 bucks they would change it out. Not much luxury if you have to reuse your towels. I would not have chosen towels over a repeat customer if I was the owner. But that is just me.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you experienced difficulty with our local agency and with the number of towels. Our listing explains that the studio units do not have washer/dryers. While there are not laundry facilities at Silver Shells, because there are only a total of 4 studio units, there are complete laundry facilities nearby (1 street over). Since there are only 2 of you in the condo and you had only been in the condo 2 days when you called for more towels you may not have known that condominiums do not have daily maid service like hotels; only a departure clean. Our last guests in this condo stayed the month of February and are repeat guest and did not experience any problems with towels. Also bath towels are not to be used as beach towels. It is always suggested to either bring your own beach towels or buy them inexpensively locally. Again we are sorry for the confusion.
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Lafayette, LA
5

CONVENIENT, FABULOUS LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are currently staying in this unit at Silver Shells. We have not been disappointed! In fact, we've decided to book another week and return later this summer! The short walk to the beach is so nice and we love the convenience of the covered parking to the unit. Mr. Bennett has been professional and accommodating; I would recommend renting any of his properties!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Louisville
5

PERFECT CONDO FOR OUR FIRST BEACH VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Our condo was just the right size, the right location and the right price for our first ever family beach vacation. We loved that it was small so there was not much to clean and we could spend more time on the beach. I don't think we have ever slept in such a big bed and the kids said the pull out was great too. We brought a whole week's worth of food with us and we had plenty of room for everything in the freezer/fridge and shelves in the main closet.

There were several things I loved about our location: Of the entire building, we had the closest condo to the lobby, the beach and the pool. This also meant we were very close to the cabana bar right on the beach. Our building was also the closest to an awesome restaurant and candy shop where our boys spent much of their time. I loved that I could walk next door and order a dozen raw oysters right on the beach every day! We were very close to Emerald Coast Parkway which had souvenir shops, a fun park, a superstore and familiar food chains. BUT, we weren't so close that it felt commercial and "busy." My older son enjoyed walking up and down Emerald Coast to browse in the surf shops. We loved that they had the same sorts of shops on both sides of the road so that he wouldn't have to cross over to the other side.

I wish I could tell you more about the area but since our kids had never seen the ocean prior to this trip, we didn't go far from the powdery sand on the pristine beach. The condo had wi-fi and cable but we never needed either or used either. It rained one day and we went to the outlets about 20 minutes up Emerald Coast and then when we came home, even though it was windy, we walked on the beach in our jeans and sweatshirts. Watching TV was just not at the top of our list that week.

The condo was too small for a washer/dryer so my one complaint is with the resort. I wish they had a laundry room in the building. We hand washed some of our items which got us through the week without having to make a trip to the laundromat.

I highly reccommend that you rent from Don & Angie! Don and I communicated via phone and email often. He was helpful and kind.

Thanks Bennetts!!!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Ponchatoula, La
5

COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER PLACE TO STAY ON THE BEAUTIFUL DESTIN BEACH!

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay on the beautiful Destin beach!
  • 5 of 5
This studio condo was absolutely perfect for our trip. We felt very safe on this private property and everything was easily accessible which was a HUGE help since we had the kids with us. This room is the closest to both the beach and the pool which was wonderful. Also, the beach is never crowded because it is a private area for these condos. There was a lot of water activities to choose from if you didn't just want to soak in the sun. We used the pull out bed and the king bed and both were very comfortable. It was definitely a needed vacation for us all and we absolutely loved everything about our stay. Thank you Don for being easy to reach with my many questions before we got there. We look forward to taking the same vacation next year and would LOVE to stay here again!! It is perfect for a family get away as well as a romantic stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being our guest in our St Maarten 205 studio unit. As you said the condo’s location is perfect because it is the closest to the beach and pool in Silver Shells. Silver Shells has so much to offer and is located convenient to amusement, restaurants, shopping, and etc. It is the perfect romantic retreat having served couples on honeymoons, returning for anniversaries, getaways as well as families with children. It has a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa so it accommodates a couple well and can also accommodate a couple with children. Thanks again for staying with us and for your kind words. We look forward to you staying with us on future visits.
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Griffin, GA
5

GREAT STUDIO UNIT AT SILVER SHELLS!

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay in this studio unit at Silver Shells! It was perfect for my husband and myself to get away to for a few days! We were very impressed with the unit and with the owner, Don, and would definitely rent from him again. The listing was an accurate description of this property and the pictures were true to the actual appearance. The pool was huge and it was also nice to have an assigned parking space in a covered garage! The Back Porch Restaurant is in easy walking distance of this condo and there are many other restaurants nearby. We especially enjoyed breakfast at Another Broken Egg and also at The Donut Hole! Destin Commons and Silver Sands Outlet Mall are great for shopping! If you need a larger unit, check out the owners other properties in the area! Can't wait to go back again!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for providing information to assist other guests. We welcome you back for future visits.
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St. Maarten Beachfront Lanai
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224051vb
+1 (770) 569-8456 (Georgia, USA)
Silver Shells Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Newmarket, United Kingdom
5

WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! ESPECIALLY AS IT WAS A LITTLE LAST MINUTE....

  • 5 of 5
Ive stayed in luxurious resorts all over the world and I have to say this place and area take some beating.
As a female travelling by herself and sort of familiar with the area I was a little sceptical if the studio would live up to its amazing pictures....and it didnt disappoint, its so clean and fresh and quiet and very well equipped. After a comfy nights sleep I woke up and had my coffee on the terrace outside, its so peaceful and tranquil here! I didnt want to leave! The pool and the gorgeous beach are literally a stones throw away and easily accesssible. Don was a real gentleman to liase with, even at a fairly late time in the evening as I had arrived a little later than planned, sorry Don. My emails were responded to very promptly and everything went very smoothly, especially as I had to do it all online.
I would highly recommend the studio to anyone but especially ladies like myself who want to feel safe,secure and no stress/hassle to enjoy a relaxing stay by the beach without feeling intimidated. The locals are very friendly, helpful people and this just added to the pure enjoyment of my stay.
I have already asked if Don rents out his studio on a longer term as I have a feeling I will be back very soon as I hope to work here in the US. My apologies if the studio isnt available when you want it.....you may have me to blame lol.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Wal-Mart
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The Back Porch
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Harbor Docks
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Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Harbor & HarborWalk
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Silver Sands Factory Stores
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Village of Baytowne Wharf
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Big Kahuna's
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The Track

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Silver Shells Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,590
 
 
Summer
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,490
 
 
Fall Break
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 8 2014
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,390
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$120
$725
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$95
$575
$1,100
 

Notes

  • $95-$265/nt - $575-$1590/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Spring 2013 (03/01-03/15)&(04/13-05/22) Daily $165/ Weekly $ 990
  • Spring Break 2013 (03/16-04/12) Daily $215/ Weekly $1,290
  • Summer 2013 (05/23-06/28) Daily $245/ Weekly $1,490
  • Peak Summer 2013 (06/29-08/02) Daily $265/ Weekly $1,590
  • Summer II 2013 (08/03-08/16) Daily $235/ Weekly $1,350
  • Late Summer 2013 (08/17-09/02) Daily $165/ Weekly $ 990
  • Fall 2013 (09/03-10/31) Daily $120/ Weekly $ 725
  • Winter 2013-14 (11/01-02/28) Daily $95/ Weekly $575/ Month$1,100

Amenities

Silver Shells Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • water skiing