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Book Your Spring or Summer Getaway At This Large Penthouse Unit

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

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

T. Goforth
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

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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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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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(29 traveler reviews)

Book Your Spring or Summer Getaway At This Large Penthouse Unit
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

Everything is always wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying here. The condo, the view, the owners are top-notch. Would not want to stay anywhere else. This is why we come to Destin.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo and location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the condo with kids in August. It was a pleasant stay, condo was very well furnished, clean and spacious. The hosts were very responsive and accommodating. This is not a beachfront condo as I thought it was, there is a parking lot and a road in front of the ocean that has to be crossed to get to it, but it's only a 5 minute walk. The ocean was amazing, very clear and warm. I would definitely stay there again, and thank you for hosting us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It hadn't been dusted in weeks. Nice but not the cleanest.

  • 3 of 5

It hadn't been dusted in weeks. Nice but not the cleanest

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response, and we so apologize! We make it clear in all of our correspondence and documentation that if there is anything wrong with the unit that the guest should contact us right away. We are always available by email or phone. We take the cleanliness of our unit VERY seriously and will need to address this with our cleaning people.
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All Around Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (children ages 11, 9 and 5) had an AMAZING time! Tammy & John truly think of everything. The condo unit was perfectly equipped with everything needed! We truly felt at "home" (but a much better view). Some of the little things like the covered parking or the recommended use of the purple umbrellas with Michael were added bonuses. We used ShipT during our stay to have our groceries delivered and honestly didn't have to use our car often. We had great food at the Back Porch (which was even great with take out for the kids). It was likely one of the MOST relaxing vacays our family has taken in quite some time. We honestly are hoping we can make this an annual tradition and would consider using Tammy & John in a heartbeat. The layout and location of this condo surpassed our expectation.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Sterling Shores a number of times and like it due to its size. The pool and grounds accommodate the size of the building/number of units well so you never feel over-crowded. The Goforths' unit was a nice size and view upgrade for us, but still comparable in price to smaller units. Being a PH unit, the height of all the rooms and outdoor balcony makes a big difference!

It was nice to check in directly to the unit, rather than going to an off-site property management office to get keys or codes first. A valuable convenience when you have a child anxious to get to the beach!

All the furnishings were lovely and comfortable - plenty of towels and extra blankets, fully stocked kitchen, full-size washer and dryer. Our daughter loved the bunk beds!

The owners also connected us to one of the beach chair rental services, so we could book in advance - he also was very accommodating.

The garage parking space was an outstanding plus - kept the car a little cooler and made loading and unloading super easy!

We definitely will try to return to this unit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this condo! This condo was beautiful and fully equipped with everything we needed. The view was amazing! We loved sitting on the balcony and looking at the ocean! It was very roomy and perfect for our family which included three children. It was so clean! The kids loved eating at the Back Porch and going to the Candy Maker which we could walk to. Would definitely rent this penthouse again. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful penthouse. Pam Morgenthaler

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
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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