We truly enjoyed our stay in this condo! The layout is spacious, and because it is an end unit, it is quiet. Having a bathroom for each bedroom is convenient. The bed linens and towels were high quality and so were the dishes, and pots and pans. The fitness room had all the equipment anyone would want and it was right next door. The weather was quite cool during our stay, but the pool was kept warm enough to enjoy swimming, and sitting in the hot tub while looking at the gulf was quite relaxing.
The local area is simply beautiful with colorfully landscaped well maintained homes, and with small lakes surrounded by trees and harboring wildlife. A bakery that makes incredible scones and cinnamon rolls is quite close by and the bike shop which is next door to the bakery has very friendly staff and high quality bikes. Also, good restaurants are near, I liked the 4 Mile Salad with grouper at The Local Catch. This condo is close enough to Destin for frequent visits, yet far enough away to provide a low key, relaxed environment.
No place is perfect. The view from the balcony is not as depicted in the photos because of new home construction, but the view is still pleasant with lots of trees and beautiful homes and several glimpses of the gulf water. The owner should display a more accurate photo. The walk to the gulf from this condo is extremely short, especially compared to some of the rental houses in the area, but it might be a small inconvenience for a family with very young kids compared to the walk from one of the gulf front units. There were a few minor issues inside the condo, the guest bathroom shower was slow to drain, the shower head in the master bathroom was OK, but really needs replacing, and one of the balcony doors didn't lock.
The property manager was very helpful, flexible and accommodating! She responded quickly to our questions via email even though it was the Thanksgiving holiday.
We would absolutely return to this unit! It truly is a fantastic value. If you pick this unit, you will have a fantastic stay too!