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Yes, It's On The Beach! Apr 8-27 & Memorial Wks Open Owner Direct- Save $$

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Comfort sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Sit on the comfy deck watching dolphins swim by with your morning coffee and fall to sleep to the sound of crashing ocean waves from Sterling Sands #409. Best beach view in mid-Destin. This awesome 4th floor beach getaway with gorgeous views is a spacious 1,260 square feet with a large kitchen and dining area. This platinum-rated condo has great amenities including granite countertops, 3 large flat-screen HDTVs, stainless steel GE appliances, 2 King beds and comfort sleeper sofa, large jetted tub in master bath, washer/dryer, walk-in shower and more.

Master bedroom features separate sliding door to deck and beach view. Deck has glass railing offering unobstructed view of the white sand beach, emerald gulf water and pool area. Reserved covered parking space adjacent to the elevator, providing direct and easy access to the condo. This really is the perfect vacation location in Destin.

Located less than 20 minutes from Fort Walton Beach airport. Short walk to the Back Porch restaurant for happy hour or incredible seafood dinner. Numerous other restaurants & nightclubs within 10-minute drive, with Baytowne Wharf less than 15 minutes away. Silver Sands outlet mall with more than 110 stores is 10 minutes east. Kelly Plantation Golf Club less than 1-mile and sport fishing nearby. Plenty of fun for the kids at The Tracks Family Recreation Center with putt-putt golf and go-kart racing across the street.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Steve

Hello, my name is Steve. I’m the owner of Sterling Sands #409. I enjoyed a great career as police officer in Michgan for many years before I relocated to Alabama in 2011. I purchased the condo in 2002 after I saw the beautiful white sandy beach and incredible palm landscaping at Sterling Sands. Destin is a great vacation get-a-way and I’m very grateful for all the wonderful memories I have with family and friends at the beach. I spend a great deal of time and money each year making sure that the condo is in top condition. My family and friends truly enjoy our time in Destin and I'm confident that you will not be disappointed when you stay at Sterling Sands #409.

Steve purchased this condo in 2002

Why Steve chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

I first visited Destin in 2002 after a friend told me about how nice the beaches are. I fell in love with the area because the sand and beach remind me of the the north shore of lake Michigan in late summer. I enjoy the emerald gulf water, white sand beach, and the Destin relaxed way of life. I work hard to keep the condo updated so that my guests will relax and enjoy their vacation at the beach.

What makes this condo unique

The Gulf is known for fresh sea food so I always make sure to take in all I can while I'm in Destin. Harbor Docks is always good for a nice dinner or the Back Porch for a sandwich and tuna dip. Baytowne Wharf is a great place to hear some music and let the kids have fun.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom has Tempra Pedic king foam bed. Yeah, this is one of those $2,000+ beds that you sink into., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Service now included. Awesome beach getaway with beautifully landscaped heated pool and hot tub just a few feet from the private beach.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Yes, It's On The Beach! Apr 8-27 & Memorial Wks Open Owner Direct- Save $$
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Steve's condo is set in the center of the entire building. Perfect balcony views of the beach and ocean. Clean, fresh, and comfortable. No worries for a great vacation away from home. I've been to Sterling Sands many times over that past ten years and this is among the best! Good restaurants in Destin proper and the surrounding areas (Santa Rosa beach, Ft. Walton, etc.). Adjacent to many stores and amusements for the children.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be sorry if you choose this Condo to stay in during your time in Destin. It was perfect. We can't say anything bad about it. Location is great, it's about as close to the beach as you can get. My husband loved the big tv's. Very nicely decorated. We will definitely stay here again. Oh, and the people there were so friendly!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Humboldt, TN

My vacation in May

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property. It was everything as promised and I have stayed many places in Destin and this owner is the best. I have stayed with him 4 times now and will again next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lansing, MI USA

Winter Escape 2014

  • 5 of 5

After a brutal winter, it was paradise to relax in Destin. We had wonderful weather, taking many walks along the beautiful beach. The condo was clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. Steve allowed us a week of relaxation and rejuvenation. We definitely will be back and hope that Steve and Wendy will join us for some added great times!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longview, Texas

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Destin. This condo was the best we have stayed at. It was just as described in the listing and more. I cannot say enough about the bed....comfortable and we slept ALL NIGHT (which is difficult for me). The view was spectacular. The beach chairs were included in the rental and the covered parking right at the elevator....A+++. Steve made the booking so easy. We will definitely book this unit next year. Since we visited last year, the whole property has had upgrades....tile on the walkways and paverstones around the pool. Security is always around. You CANNOT go wrong by renting this unit!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larned, KS


  • 5 of 5

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said on the previous reviews, other than they're all true. This condo is beautiful, clean and includes many extra comforts. The views and location are reason enough to stay here. But then add in a covered parking spot that can't be beat. A closet full of beach chairs and equipment. And beach service included. After speaking to several other families also renting condos at Sterling Sands I discovered they did not have those extras. Our family has stayed at Marriott Vacation club resorts the past 4 summers and truly this was as nice a condo as those. Kitchen is loaded with every utensil you'll ever need. 3 wonderful flat screen TV's. Comfy beds and bedding. But the reason we went was for the gorgeous gulf waters and white beach...and they are steps from the condo. Sterling Sands was a super area with very clean grounds, pool and beach. Every single day they cleaned the pool, parking garage, and walk ways. And the location in Destin can't be beat either. Any kind of restaurant or entertainment is within a 2 mile radius.

My only hesitation in writing this review is I know this condo will be even more difficult to rent for a week in the future as the demand will only grow and grow. Thanks Steve!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karren, Another great week for family memories at the beach. I'm glad you had a great vacation and look forward to having you back for another stay at Sterling Sands #409 next year. Steve
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Northwest Regional - Ft. Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Back Porch
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Several within 2 miles
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
US 10
Nearest Restaurant
Several within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Destin --- You're on the beach!
Car: recommended

Destin is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village” because of its easy access harbor to deep gulf water. If you haven’t been to Destin you will be amazed at how beautiful the beaches are. Destin has some great attractions that are fun destinations after a day at the beach.

The Harbor Walk area is just east of Okaloosa Island near the harbor bridge and is a great place to visit. You can walk along the docks to see what the fisherman bring in for the days catch. You will find dining, cocktails, retail shops, live music, and a great atmosphere.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin is about 15 miles east on Hwy 98. Baytowne is a great place to walk around and offers retail shops, dinning, bars, and live music.

Silver Sands Outlet Mall is 10 miles east on Hwy 98 and has over 110 outlet stores offering factory direct savings.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peek Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Most guests pay by personal check. PayPal is option for payment by credit card with additional 3.5% charge.

30% deposit required with balance due 45 days prior to stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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