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Dona Porter

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Silver Shells/St.Lucia 601 3bed/ 3 Bath Gulf View End Unit *Sunday to Sunday*

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Destin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

The Silver Shell's complex consists of 5 buildings with St. Lucia being the newest. The property covers 31 acres with 1,000 feet of private beach.

This unit has 1,804 square feet of living space and two outdoor balconies. The Family Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom open to one balcony. The other two bedrooms share the second balcony, looking to the east for a beautiful sunrise over Henderson State Park. The unit has been professionally appointed with a West Indies décor.

The Master Bedroom has a King size bed with a great view of the sun setting over Destin. Master bath has a large jacuzzi tube with separate shower. The Master closet is very large and has a Pack-n- Play for our guest with babies to use. We have added a child size twin sleeping nook in the master closet.

The Family room and all bedrooms have a TV and DVD in each. There are two other bedrooms, with a King in one and 2 twin beds in the other. The King has it own full bath with tub and shower combo. The third full bath is the Twin bedroom, and has a walk-in shower. This unit has plenty of closet space. The Unit has a full size washer and dryer, located in a separate laundry room with a pantry closet and wine cooler. Free secured wireless internet is included.

The Kitchen is complete with everything you need except your groceries. There are so many great places to eat in the surrounding area, you may not want to cook!

Silver Shells is bordered by Henderson State Park on the east. The State Park is a wonderful place to walk and bike. Also, you must set aside some time for pampering in the Silver Shells Spa. If Health and Fitness are a large part of your lifestyle, then you have found the place. Completely renovated Cardio room and weight room, with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna are available for your use. Basketball court and tennis courts are complimentary. Head out to the beach and enjoy beach chair rental service. Silver Shells also has The Sandbar at the beach, for a good cold drink and lunch. For fine dining, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is located on the property.

St. Lucia also has it own pool and hot tub. You may also use the gas grills located on the lobby patio with tables and chairs. This unit also includes a designated covered parking spot, in a gated garage by the elevator. Security is excellent, but remember you must be 25 to be a renter.

If there is not enough to do at Silver Shells, then you may want to go to the Big Kahuna or The Track. If you are into shopping, Destin Commons is just a mile or two east, and a little further is Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Recommendations for golf outings and fishing excursions are also available. As the day comes to an end, head back to a beautifully appointed, sixth floor, end unit with a beautiful view of the Gulf.


*3 night minimum reservation. Contact the Owner for booking 662-574-4674 or by email

Keywords: Condominium Destin

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dona Porter (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dona Porter

We are the Porters from Columbus, MS. We have 3 children and love to spend time together in Destin. We have celebrated birthdays, brought guys to fish, mom for chill out time,kids on end of the year trips and just sat on the balcony and drank coffee to noon! Good Times and Memories!

Dona Porter purchased this condo in 2006

Why Dona Porter chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We chose Destin because we have spent most of our Beach time in Destin. This was an excellent opportunity to purchase a new construction that met high hurricane standards.

What makes this condo unique

We have tried to add extras to our condo so you would feel at home and not have to bring extra stuff! We are always updating furniture and decorations to keep our home at the beach fresh and up to date. Book direct!


based on 30 traveler reviews

Silver Shells/St.Lucia 601 3bed/ 3 Bath Gulf View End Unit *Sunday to Sunday*
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

A beach vacation treasure!

  • 5 of 5

If you love convenience, comfort and relaxation this condo is truly 5 star! Location, location, location along with all the comforts of home make this the perfect getaway. From the beautiful balcony and its views to the spacious and tastefully decorated interior our stay was a dream. Being able to cook our meals in a fully appliance kitchen was a definite plus along with having access to beach chairs and towels made traveling that much lighter for us. We also loved having a designated parking spot in the garage protected from the hot sun and rain with easy access to the elevators. This was my second time staying in St. Lucia 601 but a first for my guests and they couldn't have been any happier and truly felt spoiled!! Can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for larger families!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this unit was great. The pics set perfect expectations about the interior of the condo. While briefly talking with the owner before our trip, she let me know of a potential problem with the AC unit. There was absolutely no problem while we were there and I thought it was very respectable and courteous to let us know.

Overall, there are a couple of cosmetic upgrades needed but nothing to complain about. My 4 young kids, wife, and I would definitely recommend staying at 601 St. Lucia. Great owners. Great location. Great property.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful condo provided us with the perfect venue to relax and getaway. Everything we needed and other luxuries were at our fingertips! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our beach vacation tremendously. The condo was homey and so very comfortable. We had everything we needed and so much more! The breeze on the balcony was perfect for early morning coffee and afternoon reading. The beach is beautiful sugar white sand and the pools were great! The area restaurants were excellent (Harbor Docks is highly recommended). Overall, I will definitely recommend this property and hope I can secure it again myself in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sonya, Thank you for choosing our beach home. I am sure you had many to pick from. The balcony in my favorite spot, too. It is perfect place to "unplug" and have real conversations and connect again. Also, thank you for taking time to fill out our survey. It gives our future guest an insight to their future stay. If you choose to stay with us again be sure to reference your previous stay and once that is confirmed we will adjust your next stay with a $100 credit. Thank you, Dona
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St Lucia

  • 5 of 5

Your place is wonderful. Great, stocked kitchen. The bedroom w twin beds is warm, even after maintenance adjusted vents, better for a day and then warm again. I do have to say the couch is very uncomfortable due to worn cushions and all the tvs need to be updated. All are Very small. And the tvs in bedrooms are outdated for game stations. Sun-Sun check-in is awesome. I would highly recommend this condo for families w small children also. So many amenities in the condo that you wouldn't have to haul.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed our condo and thank you for the 5 Stars. We work really hard to meet our guest needs. This is the first time I am hearing the twin bedroom is warm. Normally it is really cool. I know I stay on my kids to keep the sliding doors closed on that side. They are always saying it is too cold. Wonder if a door was left open? As for the TV"s they are on the "to do list" we chose this year to put them on hold so we could keep our rates the same for our guest. The Sofa is not a sleeper sofa and not counted as a bed. I am sorry you were disappointed at all. We will continue to work to make our guest stay the best ever, but we know there is no way possible to satisfy everyone. Thanks again for choosing our condo and for your feedback.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing View!! The beds in this place are Amazing, most vacation home beds are so/so, these beds felt like we were sleeping on clouds. So nice to have a good night sleep on vacation. Love the beach, the pool was great too. Walked over and had quick affordable breakfast at the shop across the street/parking lot.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mandy! We know that a good night sleep is essential to a good health. We want our guest to feel well rested and relaxed at our beach home. This is why we have taken extra steps to add comfort and ease to our condo, like items for small children, extra cooking items, beach towels and chairs. Once again thank you for staying and we really hope you can get back one day!
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Back Porch
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Henderson State Park
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The Track
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Destin Commons
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Big Kahoona
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The Home Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh Market Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
The Huntress Charter Boat
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 30 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not offer Monthly Rentals.
We only rent to 25 and older. Id is required upon check in.
An early Check-in Request or Late check-out fee of $100 maybe requested by guest with advance notice given.
All rates above are subject to change before contract is signed.
FL Tax is 11%
Cleaning Fee is $130
**All payments are made to 5 Star Living, my management company NOT TO VRBO or HOME AWAY. PLEASE do not use the "Pay Now Button."

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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1084 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 child bed
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins in the third bedroom, Child Beds (1) We have a Twin bed in the Master Closet that is perfect for a young child. 125 weight limit on closet bed, Please!, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play Located under Twin bed in Master Closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wine Frig., Pack & Play, Booster Seat, Baby Jogger, Kid's plates & cups, safety items and baby toys.

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