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Center View of Pool with Beach Service Newly Remodeled! Steps from the Beach!!!

Johnny or Leslie Johnson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Center View of Pool with Beach Service Newly Remodeled! Steps from the Beach!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Sterling Sands Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Location: Sterling Sands, Mid-Destin, Destin Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA Accommodations: Condominium, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 5). From the white sands to the crystal green waters, Sterling Sands is one of Destin's most popular Gulf-front resort properties with gorgeous views of the gulf. This unit is on the gulf, no street to cross, and a full-front gulf view. Gulf views in photos were taken from our balcony. Our two bedroom, two bathroom Condominium located on the 2nd Floor, features a 15 foot sliding glass door overlooking the heated pool & Gulf that makes for an incredible view. Our master suite features a King-size memory foam bed with Jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom has a twin over full bed. Our home, with its fully equipped kitchen, dining area, is a great place for families or a group of friends. Sterling Sands is an 8 story complex.Our unit has a combination lock, no keys to keep up with or key cards that become demagnetized!

Sterling Sands: This unit was remodeled January 2014 with new flooring, cabinets, granite counter tops, light fixtures, stainless appliances and more. It features a heated Gulf-front pool, outdoor spa, a covered barbecue area with picnic tables, free-high speed internet, and in-season poolside kid activities. At Sterling Sands you are close to amusement parks, golf, shopping, and restaurants. The Track Family Recreation Center and Big Kahuna are within walking distance. For a beachside vacation to remember, come stay with us. This is a non-smoking unit. Please check our calendar for availability. The unit is owner managed and operated.

The Unique Benefits of this Condo: For kids, Big Kahuna and The Track are within walking distance. Sandestin's Baytowne has a band on Wednesday night. Harborwalk always has great food and nightlife with a great view of the harbor and fireworks on Thursday nights in the summer. We always love a bargain and Marina Cafe has an early bird special from 5 to 6 every night with a half-priced menu. Dewey Destin and Fisherman's Wharf also offer local seafood. You can walk the beach to the Back Porch Restaurant. Another Broken Egg is great for breakfast or lunch. There are so many restaurants, we will continue to explore them for years to come. Oh, and don't forget the shopping! The Sterling Sands outlet mall is nearby as well as Destin Commons.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Johnny or Leslie Johnson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

About Johnny or Leslie Johnson

We are owner/operators that love Destin and have worked hard to make our condo one that you will want to return to. The remodeling was a three week labor of love that we completed ourselves.

Johnny or Leslie Johnson purchased this condo in 2010

Why Johnny or Leslie Johnson chose Sterling Sands

We have been coming to Destin to vacation since the 60's. There is no place like it. The sugar white sand and emerald green waters are unlike anywhere else we have visited.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you! We had a great time and your condo was perfect! I look forward to doing it again!
Oct 2014
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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Center View of Pool with Beach Service Newly Remodeled! Steps from the Beach!!!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 38 reviews
Birmingham, AL

Excellent Condo, lots of upgrades, and service that cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has been upgraded and needs nothing. The owner has thought of everything and responds very quickly to your needs. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks for the service and amazing stay at your condo!


J from Birmingham, AL

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! Hope you are able to return, we'd love to have you back!

Perfect Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lot of time searching for the right place to stay and we definitely found it! The condo is newly remodeled, beautifully decorated, comfortable and very clean. The pool and beach access is easy. The inclusion of beach chairs and umbrella with the unit is nice. I suggest checking in with the beach attendant as soon as you get there to get a prime spot early in the week. The condo was just perfect for our family of 5 (3 daughters - ages 12, 10 and 6). The owners were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend this condo to friends and family and would love to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you are able to come back again.

Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very nice. Very very clean and everything seems brand new. We would stay here again!


Excellent customer service, fast response to emails and calls

Perfect size for two. We used the bunk bed as a closet room.

Great ocean view

Heated pool and hot tub is nice

Room includes beach chairs and umbrella service

Granite counters, flat screens and wifi.

Seating in balcony

Nice size bathroom and awesome shower!

Convenient to pool and beach

Plenty of carts for bringing in luggage, etc

Great kitchen; very nicely appointed


Pick up all the pool noise (if that bothers you)

Bed pillows and bedding were new and clean but not comfortable

Bedroom does not have a view of ocean

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear that the pillows were uncomfortable. They were new, but a bit hard, so we replaced them.


  • 5 of 5

We have rented many places in Destin before but never stayed at the same place twice. This is going to now be our go to rental! The condo was very clean and well maintained the air worked great the access can't be beat. The owners were great to work with and the entire rental process was very easy.

I cannot say enough good things about our stay. Thanks Leslie and John for maintaining such a quality rental!!!

The Hutto's

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! We will be happy to welcome you back!
Birmingham, AL

Average compared to most

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I have taken many vacations to the beach and have come to the conclusion that although the beds were more comfortable here due to the memory foam toppers, we favor over places we've stayed. There were not nearly enough toilet paper and paper towels in the room. I was glad I brought some just in case. There should be a notice somewhere to inform others. Also, the sliding door was ridiculously hard to open and close. I have never had that problem anywhere else. The view was beautiful and the area quiet which are pluses. Another thing we found after a day at the beach when trying to watch a movie was that, first, the LR DVD player was broken. We got the one from the master to plug up and then realized that the LR surge protector had issues. At least we got the player to work eventually. Also, checkout was at 11am according to my rental agreement, but a woman came knocking at 10am!! She left her cart of stuff outside the door making us feel rushed and bad for still being there. It was very strange. Lastly, the deposit was returned promptly but had $5 deducted for a wash cloth with make up on it. I normally wouldn't include this in my review, but I found it odd that after charging so much for the condo anyone would worry about $5 ESP when their is blood, a small amount but still blood, on the sheets for the fold out couch. Overall, there are many options in Destin. I will look into those for my next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a start-up supply of paper towels and toilet paper in the unit. This is standard procedure for beach rentals in the area. None of the issues: the sliding door, the DVD player, or the spot on the sheets was brought up to myself or our housekeeper, whose contact numbers were given to the guests with instructions to contact us if there were any problems in the unit. As far as the $5 charge for the washcloth, this is information that was given to the guest when booking and an extra copy of this information emailed to her a few days before check in: "We have had many towels (especially face towels) damaged by guests using them to remove make-up. Please bring and use makeup wipes to remove makeup. You will be charged to replace damaged towels." I apologize that the housekeeper knocked on the door at 10AM. I had just hired a new housekeeper and we have different check out times at different complexes and she made a mistake. When she called me to ask about it, I told her that the guest's check out time was 11AM and she did not knock on the door again. She left her cart outside of the door because it was the next unit that she had to clean. It was not meant to rush anyone. I am glad that this guest commented that the view is beautiful and the complex is quiet as well as the memory foam toppers on the beds make for a great night's sleep. We work very hard to make our guests happy and stay in each of our condos at least once every year to find ways to make our guests more comfortable. I am sorry that the $5 charge made this guest so upset.

Very Pleasant Stay

  • 4 of 5

The owners were able to accomodate us on a short notice rental. The unit itself was very nice and met our expectations. It was kept up nicely and decorated. The owner showed up during our stay to perform some minor maintenance. The view, the pool and the beach was wonderful. The only downside to the unit itself was the dryer not working very well. The other concern which was not directly related to the unit was the beach policy during the day of the resort. We learned that if you dont rent the $26.00 beach chairs and umbrella the beach supervisor will ask you to remove your beach bag from in front of the rented chairs and put you in the "free beach area" that is about 15' wide. When asked about this unknown policy he became somewhat defensive and said he was just enforcing the rules and their policy of having an open area is a lot better than other resorts that don't have any. I could understand if we were standing in front of or setting up our blankets and chairs in front of people that we would be asked to move out of common courtesy. But when you set a beach bag down on the sand and go out into the water seems a bit much to be asked to move. Another issue with the Destin area which was our biggest dislike was the traffic. Whoever designed the traffic lighting and turn lanes obviously doesn't drive in it. Be prepared for a lot of time stopped in traffic and then a moment of panic if you try to turn left or around. And if you think you're going to walk anywhere you better be skilled in the game of frogger. There aren't any crosswalks nearby and you are at the mercy of the traffic.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were happy with the unit. We have worked hard to make it both beautiful and comfortable. We will look in to the dryer issue.It is a stacked unit and the dryer is small and only a few towels can be tried at a time. We apologize for the misunderstanding with the beach service and understand your frustration. This was news to us also and we have asked the Property Manager to post the beach rules in the condo. Because of the condo association's contract with the beach services, guests are not allowed to put umbrellas and chairs in front of or beside the rental chairs. They will set up your umbrellas and chairs behind the rental chairs for you. There is a "free beach area" where you are allowed to put up tents/canopies. We know that traffic in Destin can be congested. It is a beautiful beach and many want to enjoy it. As Johnny mentioned when he came in to repair the screen door, there are back roads to avoid some of the traffic on Hwy 98.


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS),Ft Walton
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
You are on Hwy 98E aka Emerald Coast Pkwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Back Porch (Subway, Mervins's Pizza across st)
Nearest Beach
You are on the beach!

Fly Into Ft. Walton or Panama City airport.

There is so much to do! The beach, of course is the main attraction. Beach service of two chairs and an umbrella are included in the rental. You are able to rent extras. There are ocean kayaks and stand up paddleboards for rent. Many people enjoy parasailing and there are several operators nearby.

The Track, with go-carts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, bungee jumping and mini golf, is across the street. The Big Kahuna Waterpark is also within walking distance.

At nearby HarborWalk, there are many opportunities for charter fishing. Crab Island is a sand bar that attracts lots of people on the weekends and easily accessed by pontoon boat or jet ski which are rented from vendors on the harbor. Crab Island is just north of the Destin bridge.

If you enjoy shopping, there is plenty. The Commons and Silver Sands Outlet mall are a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Sterling Sands Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 16 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes No smoking and no pets - no exceptions. Minimum age 25 to rent. Rates subject to change without notice.
Dates available: Year Round
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Sterling Sands Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed - Double on bottom
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront complex steps from the beach. Above center of the pool on the second floor. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25. This is a no smoking and no pet rental.

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