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Yes, It's On The Beach! Memorial Wk-end & June 16-23 Open Call Owner & Save $$$

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,260 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Comfort sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Eight Guest Max)

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 diner. 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

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 Destin

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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Hot Tub
  • 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.


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Yes, It's On The Beach! Memorial Wk-end & June 16-23 Open Call Owner & Save $$$
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

The most beautiful, relaxing, refreshing stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

Steve is an amazing owner and the condo was superb! The ocean view is gorgeous! The location is perfect and our stay as a family was wonderful! Now it’s back to Skaggs’ Place for recording and writing our next album! We are coming back!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have stayed here for three years now

  • 5 of 5

And we absolutely love it. Will continue to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This location is beachfront with perfect views of the sugar white beaches, beautiful blue green surf, and the pool below. The condo is modern with luxury vinyl tiles and carpet throughout. Plenty of room for six or two to enjoy! Well maintained and kept very clean. Always a great visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is Destin. Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size condo for my family. Clean and well maintained. King beds a plus!!! Beach was never overcrowded due to the smaller size of Sterling Sands. Really enjoyed and will be back!! Steve is a great property manager. 409 is our go to place in beautiful Destin.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Peaceful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I have vacationed in Steve's condo since 2010. The condo is perfect for my family and every room has the necessities that you need and each room is kept very clean. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bedrooms and living room all have televisions if you care to watch t.v. in the evenings, and each room is decorated beautifully! The beds are so comfortable. I find myself each night falling asleep within minutes and not moving until I feel the sunshine peeking through the door wall off the ocean side.

The view is absolutely amazing from the 4th floor balcony and nothing is better than listening to the sound of the waves. It is so peaceful. You have the best of two worlds when staying at Steve's condo. You can divide your time going from the pool to the ocean, they are your "backyard" while you are there. You couldn't ask for anything better. Two chairs and umbrella are provided down at the beach for your convenience. All you have to worry about is bringing a cooler full of cold beverages and enjoy!

We enjoy walking down to the Back Porch for lunch or dinner. It is so convenient and has great food! There are so many places to eat in that area that is in close proximity to the condo. If you like to shop, Harbor Walk is three miles away where you can enjoy the shops and restaurants that they offer. A fun thing to plan during the evening.

Steve is great to rent from. He is very accommodating and wants to make sure that you don't have anything to worry about while you are on vacation. He is only a phone call away.

I just traveled back home from there and am starting the count down for next year. This year I was able to share this experience with my 19 month old grandson. The memories you make are priceless. The condo is beautiful and is perfect for your next vacation!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Destin and we had a great experience staying in Steve's condo. We enjoyed being steps away from the beach and also having the heated pool on the Gulf side of the condo. The condo has great furnishings with all rooms updated, very clean, and tastefully decorated. We loved spending time on the spacious balcony every morning taking in the awesome views and watching the dolphins swim by. The beach service that is included (two chairs and an umbrella) is a definite plus! It was ready for us each day so we could just take our beach towels and a cooler of beverages and we were set. Best beach I have visited with the beautiful soft white sand and emerald waters. The parking spot by the elevator is another added bonus! Perfect location close to great restaurants and golf courses. The Backporch is a great restaurant just a short walk down the beach. Steve was great to work with promptly answering any questions we had prior to and during our visit. We definitely plan to visit Destin again and will definitely book Steve's condo when we go.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.