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Michele Abernathy

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

14th Floor Condo - St. Croix with Poolside Cabana Spring Summer Fall Ready 2016

27 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Destin Condo Rental Photos and Description

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. New for 2010 are light blocking drapes in each bedroom. 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, new in 2014, 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.

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. Newly added in 2010 are sun blocking drapes in both bedrooms.

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 guest bath has a large tiled shower and full sized 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.

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

Keywords: Resort Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michele Abernathy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Michele Abernathy chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

14th Floor Condo - St. Croix with Poolside Cabana Spring Summer Fall Ready 2016
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
5

EXTREMELY SATISFIED!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay in this particular condo. The Owner is a pleasure to work with, the condo has the best view of the ocean and the pool, and we absolutely love the Silver Shells location in Destin. The condo is always clean. Silver Shells is also located adjacent to Henderson State Park, so the east side of the property is never crowded and now gives you a location to put up your own beach umbrella and/or tent, since the Silver Shells management has decided to no longer allow private umbrellas or tents on their property ( the one and only true negative of the entire property). Would, and have, recommended this condo for anyone wanting to stay in the heart of the Destin area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family FUN!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW, where do I start!!! The owners are soooo accommodating and super easy to work with!!!! The unit was just as pictured and on the 14th floor, the view was breathtaking!!! Easy access to the elevators with all our luggage, and, the cabana........Awesome!!!! It was so nice to just leave beach and pool toys in there and not have to hassle with them. I HIGHLY recommend this unit to anyone and it was great with my two grandchildren which are 3 and 1. I am so looking forward to spending more family vacations there!!! Thank you !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a view

  • 5 of 5

The unit was just as nice as it appeared in the pictures. Because of the remains of storm Patricia and then red tide, we didn't get to use the cabana too much. It was nice when we brought in dinner one night and ate by the pool. The view is fantastic. Sunrise and sunset. The owner responded quickly to any inquiries. I would highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Destin has much to offer year round for everyone. My desire is you find a location you want to return to each year and discover something new every time.
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at Silver Shells and our 2nd stay in this unit. The owner is easy to work with and very informative making everything a breeze! Parking garage, condo and cabana were easy to access and accommodations were wonderful. Spectacular views! We were provided with a corporate code by the owner for waterpark discounts, which is now a must for every vacation. Also, having the cabana is very convenient and was especially perfect this year with a baby. I highly recommend to anyone, and cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th year to stay at Silver Shells, but the first in this unit. The ocean view from this condo from the 14th floor is beautiful. This condo has everything you need. The owner is very accommodating. This condo had a cabana that came with it. It was very convenient to leave our stuff in it everyday and not have to take it back up to the 14th floor. I highly recommend this condo that comes with Southern Hospitality from the owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Destin has so many attractions - the Gulf being best among all of them. This view from the top may keep you glued to the balcony. Island Time becomes your time as you unwind!
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Excellent Rental, Beautiful View, Great Location, Fabulous Cabana!

  • 5 of 5

This property is better than advertised. My wife and I along with our 8 yr old and 10 yr old stayed the 2nd week of June and hope to make it back soon. The 1st thing you see when you open the door is the amazing view of the gulf. The condo was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The owner was very prompt with fixing any minor issues that we had. The property was full but we were always able to get chairs by the pool at any time of the day. The cabana was a must have for storing all our beach toys. The white sandy beach is spectacular. We didn't need to rent chairs on the beach as the State Park was wide open and sits right next to Silver Shells. The location is perfect. It is centrally located to everything to do in Destin. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Mellow Mushroom
Rave Motion Pictures
Gulfarium and 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
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

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Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$223
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2016 - 2017
Nov 27 2016 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$181
$1,222
$1,875
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$363
$2,477
 
 
Spring Late
Apr 9 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$283
$1,945
 
 
Summer Early
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$415
$2,833
 
 
Summer Peak
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$445
$3,054
 
 
Summer Late
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$329
$2,251
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
$1,530
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$181
$1,222
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $140

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

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Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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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