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Bedrooms 1
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Modern Destin Resort Condo

Bedrooms 1
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Ariel Dunes Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Fantastic Modern Beach Condo in Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort - Come enjoy our family's condo located in one of Good Morning America's 10 Most Beautiful Places in America! Incredible Gulf Front & Bay Views from our 11th floor unit. Numerous recent upgrades including mahogany-grain plank tiles in living room and bedroom. Enjoy this open floor plan providing access between kitchen & living space. Living area is elegant yet relaxed, decorated with modern art & 42in LCD TV, DVD/CD system. Gourmet kitchen with Santa-cecilia granite counter tops, cherry wood cabinetry & stainless steel appliances. The private bedroom features its own LCD TV/DVD combo, private access to additional half bath and gorgeous Bay and Golf Course views. Built in hall bunk beds are perfect for the kids. Ultra convenient in-unit washer & dryer. The large balcony with seating & table offers a place to enjoy a beverage and amazing Emerald Coast Gulf Front views.

Seascape Resort offers on-site 18 hole golf course, 2 huge pools, tennis courts, & on-site fantastic full-service Cabana Cafe Restaurant with live entertainment. Steps to beach, pools, 40% off golf, outlets & up-scale shopping--something for everyone!

Located along Scenic Gulf Drive (Old 98), enjoy a variety of exciting, relaxing and family-fun activities. If you're up for a view on the go, rent a bike, moped, 3-wheeled scooter or golf cart from one of the many local businesses. If you want a day at the pool, kick back in either of the 2 pools including a zero-entry pool with fun mushroom waterfall. For the shoppers out there, it's a short drive to the fabulous Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Destin Commons & Grand Boulevard shopping complexes & movie theaters. There's no shortage of fantastic restaurants, including amazing local seafood eateries and almost every chain restaurant you can think of. Casual eateries include the on-site Cabana Cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night drinks with live entertainment. Close-by beach-side fare available at The Whale's Tail, Pompano Joe's, Surf Hut and The Crab Trap. You can't go wrong with romantic up-scale dining at Destin's Cuvee Bistro or amazing steaks and traditional fare at McGuire's Irish Pub. Looking for family-fun, enjoy a day at Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park with waterslides, miniature golf or kids rides and go-karts at The Track. Enjoy the ambiance of New Orleans-style shopping and dining at Baytowne Wharf. Don't forget to take in a sunset by the Destin Pass at Harborwalk Village with shops, live entertainment and eateries - we recommend Harry Ts. If you're all about the beach (who's not), stroll down and enjoy the gorgeous Emerald Coast kicking back in 2 complimentary beach chairs and umbrella (seasonal) in the fine sugar-white sand. There is certainly an abundance of reasons and variety of opportunities to make your vacation to our family condo a truly memorable one!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
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About Matt

As a military family with young children in the US Air Force, we fell in love with the Emerald Coast after attending formal training at Hurlburt Field. Ever since, it was our dream to own a slice of this beach paradise. That dream became a reality in 2010. The beaches & Gulf is unmatched and shopping, restaurants, and activities are abound and available throughout most of the year. Call, text or email me and I'll be glad to share my personal experiences and tell you more about our place. We hope your family can enjoy time on the Emerald Coast in our family condo.

Matt purchased this condo in 2010

What makes this condo unique

Close proximity to all that Destin has to offer. Short walk to pristine sugar sand beaches. On resort with multiple pools, tennis club and golf course. Short drive to HarborWalk Village, Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlets, Village of Baytowne Wharf and Sandestin's Grand Boulevard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I was preparing to move to the Destin area, we stayed as family guests of Matt and his family for several months and it truly was our home away from home. I didn't really know what to expect of Destin and the condo-living lifestyle but it was A++

The condo was spacious and fully stocked and the views, oh the views. What a view! The blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico are stunning from the wall of windows-effect of the huge sliding glass doors.

It sealed the deal in our decision to move to the area. We highly recommend for summer vacationers and snowbirds alike.
Jul 2012
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Modern Destin Resort Condo
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Condo with great views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Ariel Dunes.The condo is beautifully decorated and feels very cozy. It is very well taken care of and the 1 and 1/2 bath is great! We had a wonderful week stay here. The owner is great and he makes sure that if have any issues at all that you are taken care of! The resort is very clean and the pools are very well maintained. The beach is a bit of a walk especially with a toddler but the same with most resorts here. It was wonderful to have free beach service but be prepared for a bit of a walk down the beach. Our resolution was to drive down the street and park in the lot and then walk across the street. Then we learned that there was a beach trolly every 15 minutes and would take you to the same spot we were driving to! The only suggestion I would make is to have a broom available in the condo... we have a 2 year old and with all the sand trekked in from the beach and over a week it would have been nice to be able to sweep up. Other than that we have no complaints and will definitely be coming back. Thank you for the use of your beautiful condo!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo with a Beautiful View!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 2 yr old, stayed 1 week at this beautiful condo in June 2014. My first impression was a lasting impression…it was so nicely decorated, clean, and had an amazing view! The pictures of the listing are a good representation, but its even better when you see it in person. This condo is great for a couple with kids and can accommodate more because of the bunk beds and sofa sleeper. We loved the fact that the place had 1 and 1/2 bathrooms…made getting ready for the beach more efficient! The condo was well-kept, and we loved the nice hardwood floors and how well decorated it was…felt cozy and just like home!! The view of the ocean is breathtaking! They had plenty of seating on the balcony, and my 2 yr old loved the little chair that was just her size…made mom happy too!! It was nice having kitchen appliances that were up-to-date because we cooked most of our meals during our stay. Having free beach service with this condo was sooo nice!! All we had to take to the beach was our beach bag and a cooler. Location of the condo, while not right on the beach, is still convenient. We drove our car to a parking lot close by and just had to cross the road for a nice day at the beach. Also, the owner, Matt, was great to work with…he was friendly, and his rates are very reasonable compared to other condos in the area. Overall, a wonderful, memorable stay….I would definitely recommend this condo without hesitation, and we would definitely love to stay there again for future vacations. Thanks for opening your beautiful condo to us Matt!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Condo at a great price....

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very clean and well maintained. It was very close to the beach and close to most all of the attractions. We will be back again for sure.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful Stay in Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect 2-month stay here in Ariel Dunes -- the photos hardly do justice to this lovely place. The condo itself was top-notch and modern, with a comfortable living area, and plenty of balcony space, perfect for watching the sunset over the Emerald Coast. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped; we cooked most nights during our stay, and I can truly say we weren't lacking any amenities -- there's even a slow cooker! The bedroom and bathrooms were also ideal.

Finally, the location couldn't possibly be better. While not in the heart of downtown Destin, this was actually a bonus -- we didn't have to wrangle with the mess of traffic that clogs the heart of downtown but were still a short drive from Harborwalk and Destin Commons.

Miramar Beach is absolutely STUNNING -- the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters never failed to take our breath away. The condo is a short, short walk from the shore, and also in walking distance to restaurants, a coffee shop, and plenty of spots for sunset cocktails.

Finally, dealing with Matt, the owner, was excellent. He was extremely helpful and responsive during the booking process, and also made himself available should we have needed anything during our stay.

Truly - this is a wonderful condo, with spectacular views in a great location!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Not good, condo dirty and in disrepair

  • 2 of 5

We have stayed in the Destin area many times over the years, usually staying in Sandestin. This time we decided to stay in this unit instead and let me tell you it was a huge mistake! If you enjoy a luxury vacation you will not be happy at Ariel Dunes/Seascape. We arrived at around 4pm to checkin and the condo wasn't ready until almost 7pm because they were supposedly cleaning it still. Overall the front desk staff were rude upon checking in, this is just the overall attitude at this property. The property is what it is, very average, not much to do here without driving.

When we finally were allowed into the condo, we found it to be in a dirty and unkept condition. I'm not sure what their definition of clean is, but we were disgusted. There was dust everywhere (looked like it hadn't been dusted or thoroughly cleaned in months), carpet was very dirty with stains/black marks and crumbs of food still on the floor. Luckily there was a vacuum so we were able to clean it some. The walls are in desperate need of fresh paint.

In the kitchen, the furnishings were cheap "Walmart quality" and the pans were so scratched up that we ended up buying a skillet in order to be able to cook while there. The appliances and granite counters are nice but everything else in the kitchen is subpar. The sofa was pretty nice and looked pretty new and the TVs were good. Towels and bedroom linens were low quality. The bed was not very comfortable and the carpet in the bedroom was also in pretty dirty and in need of replacement. Mid way through our stay the dryer stopped working. The maintenance man was very nice, said the washer/dryer combo unit is pretty old and has been needing replaced for a while, he let us dry our clothes in a unit down the hall that was vacant. This unit was very nice and clean, so it's not all of the units at Ariel Dunes that are like this.

The view and the balcony are pretty good. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes, just make sure to get to the beach by around 9am to get beach service. One day we waited until about 10 and when we got to the beach they said all of the chairs and umbrellas were gone. The pools are very nice as well.

I would not recommend anyone stay here unless the owners fix the unit up and have it properly cleaned. Regardless, we won't be back to Ariel Dunes, next time we'll be back at Sandestin where things are always perfect! If you appreciate luxury and perfection, I would not stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to have the opportunity to have spoken with the dissatisfied guest. Honestly, the review was over the top on the condition of the unit. I promptly worked out and addressed their concerns 1 on 1. We have addressed service & cleaning concerns with the on-site management company. They have recently installed a new software system to better track unit cleanings & will ensure that unit inspections following each cleaning are thorough. As we do every year, we had already planned for and have now completely refreshed the unit. In April 2013, my family completed over $4,000 on: gorgeous mahogany-grain tile planks in living room and bedroom; new small kitchen appliances; new kitchen supplies/pots/pans; new memory foam mattress; new living room arm chair, and many other items throughout. We take great pride in our beach condo and stay as a family every single year including in 3 times in 2013. Over the years, we have had only positive feedback and look forward to future guests enjoying our small slice of the Emerald Coast.


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in #1106 for a week 7/6 to 7/13 and I must say we were sad to leave! We were a family of six and this unit was clean and beatifully decorated. The view is spectacular, the pools are nice, and it is a very short walk to the beach. The Cabana Cafe on the property is also reasonably priced with good food, a full bar, and live music every night. Their service is also great! They have a bakery/coffee shop and icecream onsite as well. If you are on a budget this is a perfect place to stay, if you come ready with food and all your needs you don't even have to leave the property or beach area, you can walk to everthing! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft Walton (VPS), Panama Cty (ECP), Pensacola (PNS)
Nearest Barpub
Cabana Cafe (on site)
Nearest Golf
Seascape Destin Golf Course (on site)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cabana Cafe (on site) + Whale's Tail (walking)
Car: recommended

Ariel Dunes Resort is a magnificent 24 story high rise resort situated within the beautiful Seascape community. One of the newest complexes in the Destin area, Ariel Dunes features 11,000 square feet of pools, a fitness room, conference rooms, a game room, access to a 2,000 square feet of sugar sand beach, eight tennis courts, and a championship golf course. Ariel Dunes also has the acclaimed 'Cabana Cafe' on site with fine food, live entertainment, great coffee and ice cream. Close by you will find that the Ariel Dunes Resort is convenient to all the local favorite attractions including: Silver Sands Outlet Center, Destin Commons shopping complex, local favorite restaurants including The Whale's Tail directly on the beach, golfing venues, fine and casual dining, a water park, beach sports, and so much more! Bring the family to a place where elegance and luxury is just steps from the beach, Ariel Dunes I!

Other Activities: Three Airports to consider for air travel:

1. Destin - Fort Walton (VPS): 18 miles (approx 29 minutes)

2. Panama City Beach / Northwest Florida Beaches (ECP): 50 miles (approx 1 hr 9 minutes)

3. Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional (PNS): 59 miles (approx 1 hr 18 minutes)

Golf: The Seascape Destin golf course will surpass your expectations with 18 lush contoured fairways and immaculate greens winding through the Resorts lush forests and around its tranquil lakes. The course is situated among a series of fresh water and coastal dune lakes and features breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico from many holes. Fifteen of the eighteen holes have water features.

Designed by famed course architect Joe Lee, Seascape's par 71, 6,100-yard championship Destin golf course poses a unique challenge to players of every skill level as its green placement and hazards require singular precision to maneuver the course. The sheer beauty of the terrain, with its tall pines, shimmering waters and softly rolling hills has been known to distract even the most ardent golfers. If time is an issue, Seascape offers the option of playing nine holes in the afternoon.

Seascape Golf Club offers a grass driving range, two practice greens, restaurant and full-stocked Pro Shop featuring top-of-the-line accessories, Seascape signature apparel and souvenirs. The Pro Shop is a full-service facility offering professional golf lessons, spike changing, club cleaning, tournament services, rental clubs and club storage. Seascape's golf professionals have been voted among the best in the region, and are always ready to provide individual or group lessons.


Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Ariel Dunes Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2015
May 16 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Our rate includes many discounts/amenities:
Daily Seasonal beach service (2 chairs + 1 umbrella); Restaurant discounts (10% off resort restaurants); 40% off golf rates; discounts on fishing, tours, attractions, etc. These discounts/amenities are quite the bargain and for a full list, go to:
50% deposit with major credit card or check. Remaining balance paid in full 14 days in advance of stay.
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Ariel Dunes Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink & Closet
  • 2 bathrooms perfect for the group returning from the beach or getting ready to hit the town
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FIRST CLASS CONDO AMENITIES - Nestled on the grounds of the beautiful and tranquil, Seascape Resort in Destin, Florida! Ariel Dunes Condominiums are located just 300 yards from the beach, where you avoid the sounds of seasonal traffic, without sacrificing the magnificent views. - Two outdoor swimming pools, 1 with zero-entry access, and a mushroom fountain--the kids` favorite! - 18-hole championship Joe Lee designed Destin golf course with numerous water features relaxed atmosphere. - Complete tennis facility with eight lighted tennis courts, on site tennis lessons and a pro shop - FREE seasonal beach service (2 chairs+umbrella) - Convenient seasonal resort tram transports you to the beach, tennis courts or greens. (April to September) - Fitness room with the stationary equipment, treadmills, and free weights - Cabana Café. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight, a local favorite for drinks and live entertainment! - Whale`s Tail Beach Bar and Grill

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