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T. Goforth

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Penthouse 12: July 30 - August 6 -- GREATLY REDUCED FOR LAST MINUTE GUESTS!!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

PLEASE NOTE: Summer stays require a Saturday to Saturday stay -- bookings need to be WEEKLY rentals (either 7 nights or 14 nights). Partial week stays are allowed but you will be charged the full weekly rate.

[If you would like more detailed pricing, please click on the link to the right column at the top under "Book It". If you would like to go ahead a book, please continue with this link. Otherwise, if you have other questions, you may contact me via the "Email Owner Link" on the right a little further down.]

Thank you for visiting the site of the Sea Forever condo: Penthouse 12 at Sterling Shores in Destin, Florida! Be sure to follow us on facebook at for updates and more photos!

If you have been to Destin, Florida, you know how much of a GEM this location is! And, if you have never been there before, you are in for a treat! The turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches are unsurpassed in beauty and you would think you are in the Caribbean! There are seriously no better beaches in the US. The white sand remains cool under your feet as you stroll in comfort -- even in the heat of the day! The turquoise water is breathtaking and you can even watch the dolphins from your balcony or directly from the beach!

And, what better place to stay than at Sterling Shores. This property boasts two wonderful pools, including a seasonally heated 4300 square foot lagoon pool with waterfall umbrella that the kids will love. The other pool is located on the Gulf with a terrific hamburger hut that sells delicious food and smoothies. The pool is great for the kids as well as the adults. In addition to the pools, there is also a workout room and a 42 seat theater that your family can use for MOVIE NIGHT! Popcorn included! Great fun.

Sterling Shores is located right next to some great Restaurants including everyone's favorite: The Back Porch Seafood and Oyster Bar.) Ruth's Chris Steak House is also close by. A BRAND NEW addition to the area is the countries largest candy store! The Candymaker Candy Store is right next to Sterling Shores and includes a coffee shop, a yogurt shop, a gift shop, and some of the best candy you've ever eaten! We love going there for breakfast! The Track Amusement Center is also right across the road, which includes mini-golf, go-carts on a wooden track, bumper cars, an arcade, as well as bungee jumping! You are also close to shopping at the Destin Commons, and grocery stores, including Walmart, are very close by.

We LOVE our unit and Sterling Shores, which looks directly over this beautiful beach, and we know that you will, too! This unit has the best location in the complex - it sits out from the rest of the building and is centrally located. You cannot beat the view from this unit! The ceiling of the unit is vaulted, including the balcony that above the balcony (see photos) -- providing a limitless view. No one is above you, creating a sense of openness. With your rental you receive use of our COVERED GARAGE PARKING SPACE for no extra charge, making your car easily accessible and out of the elements.

Once you've finished enjoying a day at the beach or one of our TWO POOLS, kick back in our comfy sofas and watch your videos or DVD's (DVD movie rentals available at Sterling Shores) on the large 46-inch flat screen TV. Each bedroom also has a TV with a DVD and VHS. There is also an in-house movie theater (where you can use your own movies!) and seasonal children's programs.

The extra large kitchen gives you plenty of room to move around. Then, enjoy watching the sunset with after dinner drinks from the oversized balcony!

Please check out our Guest Comments! Here are the comments from a recent guest:

'Thanks again to you and your husband for all of your help. You can quote on this. Your condo not only had all the comforts of home, it was very elegant and modern. The view was breathtaking and by far the best that we have ever witnessed in Destin. Our plans in the future will now always include your penthouse. Not only was it the best, your help and guidance made everything top notch!'

Come stay at the 'Sea Forever!' Once you stay here you will not want to stay anywhere else! (Please read our profile below for more reasons of why we LOVE this unit!)

Features of this unit and the complex include:

Top floor (11th floor) Penthouse unit with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths – Master w/ King, Guest Bedroom w/Queen, Guest Bedroom w/ bunk

1,700 square feet

10-foot high ceilings

Extra large kitchen

46-inch flat screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD player

TV’s with DVD/VHS players in each bedroom

Private oversized balcony with high ceilings

Private COVERED parking spot

Private washer and dryer

4,300 sq. ft. lagoon-style pool

Private gulf-front beach club

Private gulf-front oasis pool (heated seasonally)

24 hour work out facility

42-seat surround-sound theater that can be rented for family parties!

Barbecue area

Seasonal beach-side rental service & Beach Grill

FREE wireless high-speed internet access

FREE unlimited DVD rentals

Located nearby amusements, shopping & restaurants

Resort based activities for the Kids, Holidays & Special Events

We offer excellent prices for this large unit.



Please be sure to book a unit that has a number of positive comments from return guests.

Rentals for 25 years and older only.

Maximum Rental for 6 (7 if two children sleep in bottom bunk)

Keywords: Condominium, Destin, Penthouse

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
T. Goforth (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About T. Goforth

Hi! Thank you for visiting our VRBO page! We bought this unit in 2005 and love the area, the view, and the location in the building. We looked at many units before we found this one, and are we glad we did. It has the perfect location in the building -- hands down -- right smack dab in the middle. The view is unbelievable. When you walk in the unit and look out the huge tall glass doors you will know exactly what we mean. We love the spaciousness of this unit, and the grandness you feel when you walk in due to the high ceilings. It is bright and yet warm, and being on the top floor you do not have neighbors to worry about making noise from above. The balcony is extremely spacious and safe for small children. We come here as often as we can, and take great care of our unit. We hope you will choose to enjoy it as much as we do!

T. Goforth purchased this condo in 2005

Why T. Goforth chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We immediately loved Sterling Shores because of it's general beauty. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with loads of palm trees (we love palm trees) and they keep it immaculate.

Besides the beauty, we love that everything is so close. We are VERY close to grocery stores, Walmart, and the Destin Commons shopping mall.

The pools in this complex are GREAT! the Lagoon pool is extra large and has a more shallow area for smaller children. There is plenty of space in the pool, and also around it for sun bathing. Within this pool area there is also a grill, so you can cook up your steaks and eat them poolside or take them back up to the unit and eat on the balcony!

The beachside pool is smaller, but is right next to the hamburger bar/tiki hut. A great place to 'regroup' after being on the beach for a few hours!

We LOVE the hamburger bar and it serves the BEST hamburgers, as well as hot dogs, smoothies, nachos, ice cream, etc. You can order directly from the beach side, or from the private patio/pool area.

The Back Porch restaurant is right next to our beach, and you can order drinks directly from the backside bar, or take a lunch break and go in with your bathing suit. Extra fun!

Sterling Shores also has a movie theater than guest can rent and they provide popcorn and take care of all putting it all together for you and your guests. A great way for families to enjoy and evening at the movies! We love doing that.

During the summer, there are daily activities for the kids. When we first bought the unit, our son was younger and really enjoyed many of these activities!

There is also a very nice workout room available to guests.

What makes this condo unique

The newest addition to this area is the Candymaker candy store! This is so much fun for all ages! We were so excited that there is a coffee shop right in the candy store, and you can enjoy your coffee on the outside deck or inside in the booths. The candy shop is huge, and also offers frozen yogurt, gifts, and excellent toffee and pralines (amongst so many other nummies!)

We also love that the TRACK amusement center is right across the road, with miniature golf, arcade, bungies, bumper cars, and a wooden race track which is a lot of fun.

As a guest of Sterling Shores, you can call ahead to the Back Porch restaurant, which is located right across the road, and make reservations...just let them know that you are staying at Sterling Shores.

You can also receive priority tee-times at the Plantation Golf Club as a guest from Sterling Shores.

And,very importantly, there is very EASY access across busy Hwy 98, due to a designated traffic light -- which most complexes do not offer.

There are so many wonderful reasons to stay at Sterling Shores Penthouse 12!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family loves the Destin area and staying at the ‘Sea Forever’ property made the vacation even more memorable. The condo itself was very efficient for our family which included 4 adults and 2 young kids. The kids loved the bunk beds. The condo was extremely spacious with a wonderful view of the ocean and pool. The property is very well maintained along with the Sterling Shores resort. Every day they had something for the kids to with games at the pool, kickball, shaving cream games, etc. The vacation was fantastic and the stay at the ‘Sea Forever’ is as good as it gets. We will be repeat customers of the ‘Sea Forever’ condo!
Jun 2012
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Penthouse 12: July 30 - August 6 -- GREATLY REDUCED FOR LAST MINUTE GUESTS!!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 52 reviews

Excellent Condo in the center of Destin

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo the first week of April 2016. Great location, great views and easy access to the Backporch which has excellent sea food. Used the beach service for chairs and umbrellas as well as stand up paddle boards. All were super. See Alex at the beach service for a free snow cone! Pools were excellent. Had some locals over for dinner and they were very impressed with the view and the condos amenities. Dolphins right out front in the gulf were a blast to see as well as paddle board next to. Will be back. Highly recommended and thanks for use of your beautiful condo.

The Carey's

Alto, Mich.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I vacation in Destin, Florida every year and sometimes twice a year for the past 15 years. This penthouse condo was very spacious with a great view. The beds are very comfortable. My eight year old daughter loved the bunk-beds. We loved the garage parking as it kept my vehicle cool in the summer heat, never had to worry about a hot vehicle. Elevator is close and it drops you off very close to the covered parking spot under the building. Owners are very responsive as to communications and quick in returning your deposit. Best condo I have stayed at at Sterling Shores, as this is the only condo complex we have ever used in the 15 years vacationing in Sterling Shores.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guest from Birmingham

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with daughter and grandchildren. We usually stay at Sterling Shores because of location, pools and activities at the complex. This penthouse condo was very nice with an excellent view, Owners were helpful and easy to work with......would definitely recommend this unit to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed in this condo for the last four years and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. It is absolutely beautiful and so convenient to everything. The view is perfect and the pool couldn't be better. We can't wait to come back each year. The property is always very clean and the owners couldn't be more helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Condo at Sterling Shores

  • 5 of 5

One of the best condos at Sterling Shores!! Large, beautiful, and Penthouse level means no noise above. Because of the location of unit, both back bedrooms are dark and very quiet. Owners are great to work with and hope to stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay City, Texas

Another Fantastic Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed another fantastic vacation experience at Sterling Shores condo! The condo is very spacious and set up to have everything you need. The convenience of having the two restaurants within walking distance was very nice! Grocery stores are very close to the property. Once you have your initial supplies for your stay, you shouldn't have to leave the property for your entire stay! The view of the emerald green water and sugar white sand from the balcony is breathtaking! This is our second year and we plan to make it our yearly family retreat! I was looking for more than 5 stars for rating and I know anyone who visits this property and has dealings with its owners will feel the same way! Very well organized! 5+ star rating!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Destin is teeming with activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Sea-doos and Jet Skis, deep sea fishing, The Big Kahuna Water Park, golf courses, There is also biking, arcades, and windsurfing, There is also a huge outlet mall within 7 miles of the condo, and a large retail mall within approximately 1 mile.


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer and Fall
Jul 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

7 night minimum stay -- Saturday to Saturday only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk with full lower unit (sleeps two -- or three if two children sleep on bottom bunk.)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maximum Rental Capacity is 6 adults. 7 maximum if there are 2 children under the age of 12 sleeping in the bottom bunk. Please be aware that you must be at least 25 years old to book this unit. The unit has a king bed in master, queen in guest bedroom one, a bunk that sleeps three children. No Pets, DVD Players, Toaster, Blender, Full-Size Washer & Dryer, 2 Pools, HighSpeed Internet Access available upon request once arriving at Sterling Shores, MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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