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14th Floor Condo - St. Croix w/ Poolside Cabana Spring Summer 2018 Ready

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,277 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Silver Shells Resort is Destin’s premier vacation location directly on the Gulf of Mexico and close to all the other vacation destinations and activities in Destin. The St. Croix building presides at the center of this complex and offers an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico, white sand, and emerald waters that cannot be adequately described. You will be awestruck by the view from the 14th floor, directly below the penthouse level. Dining on the balcony for breakfast, lunch or dinner is accompanied by speakers connected to the stereo system tuner. You can enjoy your favorite CD or radio station while basking in the view of white sand and emerald waters. Bring your binoculars to watch the dolphins and boats as they navigate the crystal blue waters.

Each room has ceiling to floor sliding glass doors for easy access to the balcony. Light blocking drapes in each bedroom let daytime naps be uninterrupted by the brilliant Florida sun. Decorated with ease of living in mind, each room reflects a slightly different tropical theme. Colors are bright and cheerful so the day’s activities are extended into the evening hours.

The living room has a wall mounted flat screen HDTV, with DVD and VHS capacity. The tuner is connected to speakers throughout the unit so all rooms can receive audio. Each room has individual controls, allowing volume setting to be personalized or turned off.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a wall mounted TV/VHS and a DVD player so viewing from bed is comfortable. The walk in closet allows for ample storage. The master bath has Jacuzzi bath and a separate tiled shower.

Sleeping arrangements are completed with a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and twin beds in the Gulf front bedroom. The guest room also has a wall mounted TV/VHS and a DVD player. The twin beds can be prepared by housekeeping to be a king size bed if you request this prior to check in.

The guest bath has a large tiled shower and full size washer and dryer.

Your assigned parking space is next to the elevator entrance in the underground garage. A definite plus when the summer sun is in its fullest glory.

Poolside you will find a wading pool and a playground for the toddlers in your group. Pool furniture is on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved - but the cabana is your special luxury for your private use while our guests. You can escape the heat of the day or store your drinks, snacks, or meals without having to run up to the condo or carry a cooler down. These are the envy of all poolside.

The cabana is air conditioned and has a microwave, TV with DVD player, a refrigerator, a half bath, and a futon couch. The table and chairs can be moved outdoors or left inside for your poolside convenience.

You will find an indoor pool at the building by the guard gate and tennis courts and a basketball court. A sidewalk flows along Highway 98 eastward from the Silver Shells entrance to Henderson Beach State Park.

Look carefully at the pictures - all that's missing is YOU!

Keywords: Resort Condominium

More Details

Michele Abernathy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Michele Abernathy

I am an active owner/manager of what is Destin's premier resort beachfront property. I enjoy hearing from my guests and assisting them discover all that Destin has to offer. I live in Jonesboro, AR with my husband and manage his 37 year old business there. My standard introduction is I've always been someone's assistant!

Michele Abernathy purchased this condo in 2002

Why Michele Abernathy chose Destin

I have lived around the Destin Emerald Beach area since 1956. Traveling with my military family gave me exposure to many vacation destinations around the world - none compare to Destin for activities, food, and attractions. My desire is for your family to experience the unparalleled amenities of the Destin area and to begin your family memories here.

What makes this condo unique

St. Croix at Silver Shells is a private resort. The atmosphere rivals any 'off shore' resort with the added convenience of still being in the States. We enjoy the pool and cabana to make the most of our vacation time with the least hassle. Nearby restaurants are icing on the cake since we can walk to several including Ruth's Chris right on the property.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1277 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be combined to king by request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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14th Floor Condo - St. Croix w/ Poolside Cabana Spring Summer 2018 Ready
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic Unit- Resort- Owner-View- Beach- Cabana!! All Fantastic! We will be Back! 5 STARS!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for our first time at Silver Shells! Unit 1405 and the Owner were both first class and top notch!! The unit is very well stocked with various items that make it above the rest! The security at the resort is wonderful! Parking space is super convenient to room and pool/beach access. Cabana is a great option that really made us decide on booking this unit at first but we will be back to this unit for all the above reasons as well! Owner is very detailed in all paperwork & directions so you know exactly what to expect before you even arrive! Thanks for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. I have been staying here for 20 years and this is the best unit I have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Silver Springs resort in Destin. Just a fantastic place. Close to restaurants, shopping, whatever you need. The pool was great and never had a problem getting chairs as they have plenty. The beach area was never overly crowded compared to some of the surrounding resorts and the sand is incredible. The cabana was a huge bonus as we simply put our food and drink for the day in there and never had to go back to the room until we were done at the beach/pool for the day. Our #1405 unit was great as well. The view from the deck is like that on a postcard. The unit was plenty big and had all of the amenities you would ever need. Owner was very responsive to any questions we had as well. Would highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay on the 14th floor condo. The cabana is a must especially with little ones!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Silver Shells Resort, Unit C1405, and had a great time. We didn't want to leave! The view from the balcony and both the bedrooms was unbelievable, the pictures don't even do it justice! From the location of the parking space, to the location of the elevator, to the location of the unit, to the location of the included poolside cabana, we couldn't have asked for more. The condo was spotless and very well stocked. The owner was so easy to contact and very responsive to any questions we had.

The location of Silver Shells Resort was ideal. It was in a relatively uncrowded area of the beach. We walked west and the beaches were so crowded in comparison. We did not rent chairs or umbrellas. The rentals pretty much lined the beach in front of the resort, and private umbrellas are not allowed on Silver Shells beach for liability purposes, but you can have your own chairs. We just went down to where the Henderson Park joins the Silver Shells property and set up our chairs and umbrella. This was ideal because it was not crowded here at all!

We can't wait to go back, and would definitely stay in C1405 again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Mellow Mushroom
Rave Motion Pictures
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Track Family Recreation Center
The Back Porch
Harborwalk Village
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Destin Commons
Indian Bayou Golf Club
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Marina Cafe
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Destin Airport
Nearest Barpub
Ruth Chris'
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Too numerous to mention
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ruth Chris', Hooters, The Back Porch, Hog's Breath
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

The beach is Florida's main attraction. I recommend making the trip to Pensacola Naval Air Station for the museum on days you've had too much sun.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $140

Includes exclusive use of private cabana and one reserved parking space. Beach set-ups not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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