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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Utopia is the finest gulf front vacation condo in the Silver Shells resort. This condo is located in St. Maarten, the only true gulf front rental capable building in the Silver Shells resort. This is a very large two bedroom, two bath condo that sleeps 6 comfortably. Utopia is a ground floor lanai unit. Walk out your sliding glass door and walk directly to the beach or pool, no need to wait for elevators. This Destin vacation rental condo has just been completely remodeled in 2009 and features the finest furnishings that you will find in a condo. Walls have been knocked out in Utopia to make this the largest 2 bedroom condo in the building. This vacation condo has solid cherry wood doors throughout. The flooring is hickory in the living room and master suite with cork flooring in the guest suite.

The bathrooms are lavishly adorned with fine imported stones and onyx. The kitchen has granite counters and all custom made cabinetry throughout. Both bathrooms have large walk in showers and the master suite has a separate jacuzzi tub. The enormous master shower has a solid onyx slab with see through LED lighting. You will not find another bathroom like this in Silver Shells! You can also enjoy the custom bar with matching ceiling and Jenn-Air beverage center. Pendant lighting is found throughout the unit to finish off this impeccable look. This condo is furnished with beautiful luxury furnishings and custom made furniture. There is not another unit that will compare with Utopia in all of Destin. If you are looking for a luxury Destin vacation condo, you have found it!

Silver Shells is the ultimate vacation rental resort in Destin. Silver Shells is located in the heart of Destin close to the great restaurants, excellent shopping, and plenty of activities for the family. Silver Shells consists of five condo buildings with two gulf front and three gulf view. St. Maarten is the only gulf front condo building that allows for weekly vacation rentals. St. Croix, St. Lucia, and St. Barth's are not direct gulf front rental buildings.

The main pool at Silver Shells is over 7,500 square feet and is complimented by a smaller children's pool. Silver Shells has many more amenities including tennis, basketball, cardio center, fitness center, and spa. Ruth's Chris steakhouse is also located on the premises at Silver Shells. There is really no need to leave this incredible Destin resort once you are here. Henderson Park is adjacent to Silver Shells and offers a private untouched beach that is not found in other Destin resorts. If you are wanting to have an amazing Destin vacation experience then you need to stay at Silver Shells. There are no other vacation rental condos on the coast that offer the luxurious accommodations or amenities that Utopia can offer.

VIP Program:

Included in the cost of this rental, guests will receive access to the VIP Program.

The VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach include one free pass per day to the following activities:

Santa Rosa Golf

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Sleeping Arrangements: Sleeps 4 (Option to sleep an additional 2 guests on sleeper sofa)

Master Suite with Plush King Bed and incredible master bath (2)

Guest Suite with King Bed (Sleeps 2)

Custom leather sleeper sofa that folds into a queen bed (2)

More Details

Property Manager
Bliss Beach Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Bliss Beach Rentals

There is a reason we call ourselves Five Star Properties – our guests experience five-star rated service in five-star rated homes. Five Star Properties offers the most elite homes in Destin and 30A and pairs them with exceptional service for a luxury vacation experience.

Luxury Homes

We hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A for our inventory. With about 100 properties to choose from, we match you to your perfect vacation home. A home from Five Star is more than a place to rest your head on vacation; it's a place to experience luxury.

Five Star Service

We take care of our guests like family with industry-leading services such as personalized greetings, in-house concierge services, free activity passes, on-staff housekeepers, and a professional maintenance team on call 24/7.

Area Expertise

Five Star Properties knows Destin and 30A top to bottom. Our area knowledge allows you to experience the area like a local. We'll give you the scoop on the locals' favorite things to do and places to go, and we even provide you with free passes to the area's top attractions. We are sure to make you feel right at home.

A Five Star Experience

At Five Star Properties, we want to make your next vacation experience a Five Star experience. We've made it super easy to book online, and also keep our phone lines open 24/7 if you'd like to speak with us directly, 800-208-2324. Let us show you what it's like to experience service and luxury with Five Star Properties!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just returned home from our week at Utopia. If you are looking for beautiful accomodations, close proximity to the beach, and convenience-this is the place to stay. The location was perfect--loved being on the main floor with no elevators to worry about. Just a few short steps and you're right on the beach. The decor in the condo is amazing-- what you see in the pictures is what you get! First class accomodations without a doubt! The location of the resort is close to shopping and restaurants. Pool is large and very nice. I would highly recommend Utopia and would definately stay here again.
Aug 2011
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Five Star Gulf Rentals prides itself on providing its guests with the highest level of customer service possible! We meet our guests personally at the home for check-in for your convenience, and provide a personalized walk through of the property. You’re encouraged to take advantage of our Concierge services that are exclusive to our vacation rental guests. Let us help you plan your next guided fishing trip, golf outing, watersports appointment, arrange for pre-arrival grocery delivery, baby equipment rental and more. We are happy to provide you with personalized recommendations on area restaurants and activities. We also provide only the finest luxury linens and towels to our guests, spa quality bathroom amenities, welcome gifts and more.


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Stay Beachfront in Destin this 4th of July! Enjoy Up to 25% OFF Your Holiday!
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Couples getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

This property was just as pictured on the site...beautifully decorated!! Perfect location as well. I could have honestly just enjoyed the condo and never explored anywhere. Close to many restaurants and shopping. However please be sure if you arrive after 5 Star Properties is closed don't make the same mistake we did....our GPS registered the address as Panama City to pick up the keys, not Miramar Beach so we drove over 51 miles one way to realize this was incorrect. Almost 2 hours of wasted precious time! It was actually 5-10 minutes from Utopia. Not being from the area and never visited we had no idea. Also make sure you have a working number for after hours to speak to someone or at least leave a message. If it were not for our phone access to internet we would have not gotten in our property the night we arrived.

The only other complaint I have was the showers. One shower never would get hot and the other was hard to operate, never did get good water pressure. Maintenance was called but we gave up on a resolution.

I would still recommend this property for a small group of no more than 5-6 anytime for the location and all it has to offer!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall very nice place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

HVAC didn't work very well so it was hot in the room. There were no non-stick pans which made it difficult to cook with.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving us a review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We wanted to let you know that we have sent our maintenance techs and housekeeping department to assess the HVAC and cookware. We're happy to hear that these things didn't impeded your stay. We hope you left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! Thanks again for choosing Bliss Beach Rentals!
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Eunice, Louisiana

Blew us away! Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a place for my family to enjoy a Florida vacation, and this condo in Destin seemed to have great reviews. When we arrived at the unit and opened the door, we were all awe-struck. The condo is nothing short of beautiful. Alot of work (and money) definitely went into this unit, and it is light-years ahead of all others. On the kitchen granite countertop, we were greeted with 6 complimentary bottles of water and some very fresh baked blueberry bread! It was delicious and very thoughtful. Yes, it is not far from the beach...about 100 yards. It has direct access to the pool area, outdoor childrens' play area, and the beach. Inside, the Master and Guest Bedrooms and Bathrooms are lavish. The theme is dark woods and stones and tiles--somewhat masculine throughout. There are 3 flat screen TVs, music system, wonderful furniture, and a fully equipped kitchen for cooking. There is a Wal-Mart across the street to buy all of your groceries to cook with. I will add that the condo unit had plenty of stocked supplies: paper towels, toilet paper, dishes, cups/glasses; it also had a full sized Coffee maker, toaster, and blender. There is an amazing cooled wine rack and wine bar. If I were to make any suggestions/recommendations to the owner: it would be to PLEASE provide a few pieces of NON-STICK cook ware. There is just one small pan that was non-stick. Otherwise, all the other cooking pans were...well, sticky!The food we cooked stuck to the pans and really smoked up the kitchen area and living area--every night, even if we used Pam spray or olive oil. So, I think an investment in some good, non-stick pans would be very, very helpful! Also, I wish that someone would have given us a brief tour of the unit: we had a hard time figuring out how to use the lighting system in the Guest bedroom. Other than that, the condo is terrific and worth the money! You can see the sunrise over part of the Gulf waters in the morning from some of the unit's windows. We plan on definitly returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us recently at "Utopia." I am happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the beautiful unit at Silver Shells. I appreciate your suggestions and will take care of it for future stays. We hope you will let us help reserve the property for your next stay as we look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Review from owner

  • 5 of 5

We put so much work into this condo and love that everyone is enjoying it!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami beach, fl

Great experience could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing and Bliss Rentals was truly the most organized and helpful company yiu could possibly imagine. Our stay was perfect in every single way!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed Utopia. Please let us know when you are ready to plan your next stay. We can't wait for you to come back!
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Keller, TX

Amazing Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Utopia! It was worth every cent. Our kids enjoyed their room with bunk beds and separate tv. I enjoyed the amazing kitchen and patio. The master bedroom, bathroom, and closet are huge. We had extra storage leftover after unpacking, which never happens with 4 girls in the family. The living room had lots of fun games in the cabinet. I can't wait to buy a washer and dryer setup like the one in Utopia. It was nice having an extra bathroom in the laundry room for guests (I don't remember seeing photos of it before booking). There was a Dyson vacuum to clean the sand from the floors as needed. The patio is huge and our kids played football and ran around in the rain. We used the grills a few times, which are located at both ends of the 1st floor. The entire condo was decorated like a custom home and the appliances were new and up to date. It was nice having a separate garage for our car right by the elevators just steps from the condo. There were even 4 heavy duty beach chairs, corn hole, and sand toys for us to use during our stay. The pool was kept clean and just steps from the condo. There were never enough pool chairs, but that's ok since we spent our time in the pool with our little kids. We could seriously retire in a place like Utopia!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.3 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Silver Shells is the ultimate vacation rental resort in Destin. Silver Shells is located in the heart of Destin close to the great restaurants, excellent shopping, and plenty of activities for the family. (*If unit is in St. Maarten bldg.: Silver Shells consists of five condo buildings with two gulf front and three gulf view. St. Maarten is the only gulf front condo building that allows for weekly vacation rentals. St. Croix, St. Lucia, and St. Barth's are not direct gulf front rental buildings.)

Silver Shells is truly a world class resort and offers every amenity you could wish for - gated entry with 24/7 security, lagoon pool with hot tub and poolside cabanas, children's pool, European Spa, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, beachside Tiki Bar and Grill, playground, basketball and tennis courts and cardio and fitness center. Henderson Park is adjacent to Silver Shells and offers a private untouched beach that is not found in other Destin resorts. With such amenities, there is really no need to leave this incredible Destin resort once you are here.


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