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GORGEOUS west end PH!! Only June 24 and Jul 8 still open!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Exquisitely furnished, west corner unit penthouse in Sterling Shores Condominium on Gulf of Mexico. Over 2200 sq feet of luxury! You will enjoy sweeping views of the emerald green, crystal clear waters of the gulf, and it's white powdery quartz crystal sands from this unit. The main balcony is over huge, 138 feet by 11 feet!

PLEASE click on additional photos for a virtual tour and additional photographs! All the photos shown were all taken at the beginning of 2012, except for the balcony furniture which was just replaced this week, (Jan 28, 2012). The virtual tour is very dated but still allows you to get a feel for the layout of the penthouse.

Sterling Shores has two pools for guests to is a seasonally heated 4300 square feet pool with a gorgeous fountain kids will enjoy while the other is on the gulf and has a tiki bar for the big people and the little people to enjoy. You MUST try their hamburgers and rootbeer floats...They are the best!! A 42-seat surround sound full screen theatre is offered to guests as well as an exercise room.

You are within walking distance of both casual and fine dining restaurants, and lots of amusements parks, including water rides, bumper cars, minature golf, bungee jumping, and kiddie's rides. If you want walking/running trails, start at the front of the condo and go to your hearts desire. You are within a mile of all your shopping needs...from grocery, to discount, to retail malls..You are at the center of Destin's activities.

Our penthouse is the largest one in Sterling Shores and features 12 foot ceilings and crown moldings, beautiful furnishings and paintings, custom draperies and decorations, and even a marble top on the wet bar which has a separate refrigerator. The fully appointed kitchen features beautiful granite countertops, as well as the kitchenette in the 2nd master and all of the bathrooms!! All of the flooring is tiled throughout. It is the Biscayne model that features a separate lock out bedroom with it's own small kitchen,(including a sink, microwave, and refrigerator), and a private balcony. There are flat screen cable tv's with HBO and dvd players in each bedroom. And, the living area features a large screen HDTV with stereo speakers. The balcony also has speakers for enjoying soft music with that glass of wine before dinner. It is by far the most beautifully decorated condo in all of Sterling Shores, and most certainly no other unit has our incredible views!! We even have a large toy box right outside the front door for storing the kids beach toys, floats, etc. for your convenience.

We do not provide beach set ups at the low rate we charge, but we do provide a beach buggie cart with a lock, so it will be easy for you to transport your stuff to the beach.

There is a full size crib, plus a portacrib and a highchair for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find at home. We try to think of everything you might need to make your vacation a truly special, fun filled memory!

You will love the ocean views from both balconies off of the master bedroom and living area as well as the 2rd King bedroom. You will have gorgeous beach views looking south, and incredible sunset views at dusk, and spectacular city night light views looking west! Gorgeous, gorgeous views!

Some question the little street that runs between Sterling Shores and the ocean side pool, tiki hut, and ocean. I tried to take a picture from the balcony overlooking the edge of the large pool so you can see the Back Porch Restaurant and the gated walkway from SS to the ocean. It is not a through street, but a streeet primarily for the Grazie and Back Porch restaurants. There is a push button in case it is needed for crossing the street. It is NOT a detriment to getting to the beach and the distance is negligible. The walkin to two restaurants, Pizza place and the tiki hut without having to get in your car are welllll worth the little street!!

Each bedroom has it's own private bath while the two master's have their own separate jacuzzi's and showers. All the bedrooms have large walk-in closets.

If you can't tear yourself away from your computer even while on vacation, you will enjoy a small office area complete with highspeed internet access. And, no other unit offers a wet bar with refrigerator and gorgeous marble top!

The owner's offer their private covered parking space for guests. The elevator is located just across from this parking spot, and when you arrive on the top floor, your front door is just steps away. You never have to worry about getting wet if it is raining!

You will not find a more beautifully furnished penthouse that offers you the gulf and sunset views with the city lights of Destin for round the clock enjoyment. To make sure you enjoy your stay, we provide each guest with our own personal recommendations of restaurants and activities. And, since we live in Destin, we are just a phone call away if you need anything.

We offer only Sat to Sat rentals, no nightly rates. We are strict non smokers, so please do not smoke inside our unit!

Please email me for additional information or to view the virtual tour or additional photo's if you are unable to open the link on the vrbo web site, or to receive the rental agreement.

No one under the age of 25 need apply. We do not rent to spring breakers.

Also, the vrbo calendar is kept current except for weeks awaiting rental agreements, so please check the vrbo calendar for availability of your week before emailing me.

Keywords: Condominium West End Penthouse

More Details

Bev Monaco
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Bev Monaco

I am Bev Monaco.. husband is John. We are retired and live right here in Destin. We oversee all of our properties and make sure all needs of our guests are met. We insist on only the best for our guests as it is our earnest desire that when they arrive, the go 'wow', and when they depart, they take with them wonderfullll memories and a desire to come back the next year. We take take pride in our places, and we hope it shows!

Bev Monaco purchased this condo in 2003

Why Bev Monaco chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We 'discoverd' Destin and the Emerald Coast 16 years ago and knew immediately we were retiring here. I spent the first 3 winters at our beach home, listing 24559, while my husband came down every other weekend as he was still working. I can't even describe how much I still cherish all the memories I experienced during those winters. All the times my mother and father came down, our children, our friends... and how many wonderful people we met strolling on the beaches.. We built our retirement home and have continued to live here as we acquired more and more properties. It is just an incredibly wonderful place to visit and to live!!!!

What makes this condo unique

The views, the views, the views! We lived in the penthouse while our retirement home was being built. Gosh, I just loveddddd it! I can't begin to describe how relaxing and wonderful that experience was. Our penthouse is on the west corner of the building and there are no other comparable views in all of Destin. Just incredibly beautiful views of the ocean and all the city night lights from both of the balconies.. Just gorgeousssss! And, if I may brag about my decorations in the penthouse as well as the unique changes I have made to it, I think it is not comparable to any other unit in Sterling Shores! I converted a closet to a bar area... the only one in the entire building: Crown moldings, tiled floors, upgraded furniture and furnishings all throughout the penthouse; Granite in all the rooms and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen... we spared no expenses in making our penthouse the best place imaginable to stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Bev,

We had another amazing vacation and we're all so sad to leave this morning! The condo is like home to us now and we loved all of the updates you've made. As soon as I know when our Fall Break is next school year, I'm going to book our next stay. Heck, we are contemplating coming back this Fall Break, but I'd have to work from the condo.

Thanks again. Your condo is the perfect fit for us and honestly has the best views in Destin!! My husband took many time lapse videos from the balcony. When we get home, I'll send them to you. They are super cool to watch!

Take care and sorry about calling you so early last Sunday morning.

Jul 2016
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wet Bar with Refrigerator, outdoor balcony speakers, all upgrades. All tiled floors, granite countertops throughout


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

GORGEOUS west end PH!! Only June 24 and Jul 8 still open!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Sterling Shores for 10 years, and each year we stay in a different condo. We haven't been able to find that perfect condo...until now. This condo is beautiful, and Bev is wonderful! You can see the fireworks at the harbor from the balcony. You can see the city lights on one side of the balcony and the gorgeous beach on the other. I have never stayed in a condo that has been so perfect as

this one, and it is where we will stay from now on.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! thank you, thank you, thank you! We can't wait to have you back again!!!!
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time our three friends have met here for a week and each time, it just gets better.

Three bedrooms, three full baths, televisions in all rooms, huge living and dining room and a kitchen more equipped than your very own. And the piece de resistance is the enormous balcony with full view of the spectacular pool and the gulf bay directly across the street where we were entertained by para-sailing, fishing boats, dolphin and timid swimmers.

It is truly the best place ever!

Sheron, Kathy and Marie

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always loveeee having you here!!!! Tk you so much!!! See you next year!! Bev
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

What a delight to walk into this wonderful penthouse condo! It is a corner unit and the views are spectacular!!!!!! The condo is immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. The kitchen has everything one could possibly need. The beach is an easy walk. Location is excellent--near all your needs, from dining to shopping to kid entertainment of every kind. The parking is covered and right by the elevator to the unit. The owners have thought of everything one might need to make a stay enjoyable. Only wish our stay could have been longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yippee!! Thank you so, so much for the review! I also wish you could have stayed longer! You are a treasure for posting such nice remarks... So gracious of you!!! Bev
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The finest!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this condo for several years and have never been disappointed.

The best in all accommodations and the best views in Destin!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX

Best Condo Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We will be staying in this fabulous and clean 3-bedroom/3-bath condo going forward. It's the corner unit on the Penthouse level, so we enjoyed the views of Destin from the large floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. The balcony was HUGE, and we enjoyed the breath-taking views during breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. It was the cleanest and most spacious condo that we have ever stayed at, it was elegantly decorated and felt like home, the furniture was comfortable and clean and the owners provided the essentials that made a big difference upon our arrival: toilet paper, a few rolls of paper towels, dish soap, bath soap, dishwasher soap, etc. It was frustrating for us to stay at a place in the past that didn't provide anything, so we had to run to the store immediately upon our arrival. One of the perks of this condo was the dedicated covered parking spot in the garage. And, they provided a beach cart for all of the things that families tend to drag back and forth to the beach each day.

Bev and John, the owners, were beyond helpful and friendly, and Maria who is the local contact in Destin was very accommodating. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay, and we can honestly say that it was a PERFECT vacation. We will be back next year!

On a separate note about Sterling Shores in general - it's centrally located, very clean, the best pool in Destin for kids and adults, it's right next to the beach, the popular Back Porch restaurant and near an arcade/putt-putt golf/go-cart place, and lastly, it's a 2-minute drive to Walmart. Most of the condos (if not all of them) have the most incredible view of the beautiful ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our extended family! We had such a great week in Destin. Everything was perfect, including this breathtaking condo! There was plenty of room and privacy for all seven. This penthouse had everything you could possibly want: upgraded appliances, very nice furniture, a huge and beautiful balcony, a view that is second to none, a private and covered parking spot very close to the elevator, etc... This is truly a great value and one that we hope to secure for years to come. The owners are a pleasure to work with. Our deposit almost made it back to our home before we did. I highly recommend this condo! Many thanks to Bev and John!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
late sumer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Deposit for Peak seasonal is $1000.00

Snow bird rates are available for Nov- Feb; Contact owner:

Email verifications are sent for deposits and rent payments.

Deposit is due with agreement and rent is due 30 days prior to arrival. Email confirmations are sent for deposits and rents.

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