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Chris Chico

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Luxury 16th Floor Condo with Breathtaking View!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)


The views from this 16th floor condo are SPECTACULAR! This unit features 9 foot ceilings, an 8 foot sliding glass door, and a private balcony to help bring the gorgeous gulf view to life.

The picturesque views span the coast from downtown Destin to Panama City on a clear day. The building is angled slightly to the west, so the sunsets are stunning! From the rear of the building you get a bird’s eye view of the lush Seascape Golf Course, the effervescent Choctawhatchee Bay, and periodic firework displays from Sandestin.

This is a beautifully furnished 1 bedroom/1.5 bathroom condo with over 900 square feet of space to sprawl out during your vacation. Two full size bunk beds allow you to comfortably sleep 4.

The upgraded kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The floors are completely tiled, and what a convenience it is to have a washer and dryer in the unit!

This condo is in a gated community with convenient beach access to over 2,000 feet of crystal-clear emerald green waters and dazzling white sugar sand beach.

Enjoy the views of the gulf without all the traffic and noise. Set back in the resort, this unit offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the seasonal traffic without giving up the sights and sounds of Destin’s famous beaches. Take a relaxing stroll to the beach or load up your gear and grab the free beach tram – we've got you covered!

Tired of small, overcrowded pools while on vacation? If so, then look no further -- you will find 3 pools (heated seasonally) totaling over 11,000 square feet as well as a spacious deck for sunbathing and relaxing before heading off to the beach.

Amenities include an 18 hole golf course, a state of the art fitness center, steam room, sauna, and the Cabana Cafe.

This condo is central to Destin’s finest restaurants, shopping and recreational activities. Uniquely situated in a one-stop destination Destin Resort, we offer on-site tennis and golf with exclusive discounts for guests who book directly with us. Just one mile west of Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, this unit offers a respite for every taste and fancy.


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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris Chico (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Chris Chico

We appreciate your interest in our own little piece of paradise and are excited to share it with friends and family. Our unit is decorated, furnished, and maintained with your comfort and convenience in mind. You will find everything you need for a pleasant stay. Enjoy a quiet and relaxing vacation with nothing but the peaceful sea breeze outside your windows...

Chris Chico purchased this condo in 2011

Why Chris Chico chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We travelled to the Emerald Coast on business in 2009 and fell in love with it! We have been to many beaches around the world, but nothing compares to the sugary white sand and emerald blue water of Miramar Beach.

What makes this condo unique

Our condominium is the perfect getaway for couples and small families. Enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee from our 16th floor balcony. Savor the spectacular ocean view and constant sea breeze. Go for a run on Scenic Gulf Drive or play a round of golf on-site. The possibilities are endless...


based on 40 traveler reviews

Luxury 16th Floor Condo with Breathtaking View!
average rating of 4.525 based on 40 reviews

NOT a "luxury" Condo at all

  • 1 of 5

After driving 12+ hours, our family checked in to this condo. The minute we walked in, we knew we had made a mistake renting it. It was dirty and had a musty smell. The walls were splattered with food, the counters were dirty, there was black mold on the vents, the bedding was not clean (glitter, food, and other stains/debris on the bunk beds, mattresses and pillows were stained), the furniture was damaged/stained and overall, the place was just not as described (it was described as a “luxury” condo). We immediately called the property owner, and told him that due to these conditions, we were unable to stay at his condo. He recommended that we call the property manager. He was shocked that his “second home” was not as expected, and offered to find another renter for 4 of the 7 days we had rented.

The next morning, after staying in a hard to find, expensive hotel (it was the 4th of July weekend) we met with the property manager (we came in to her changing the master bedding), and gave her a full tour of the issues we had with this condo. She did not offer to clean the condo or do anything to help us in any way; instead she just said that the owner would be in touch. She picked up a few pieces of trash behind the couch, wiped up a small spill, and left.

Although the owner did refund us for 4 of the 7 nights we reserved, we were still charged 4th of July rates for the three days we did not stay in this condo. It was very much a rip-off and we are so disappointed that our relaxing vacation at the beach was much more expensive than we anticipated and completely ruined. I cannot recommend this condo to anyone. It is not as it was described, and although the owner did refund us for a portion of the rental time, we still did not stay in this condo because of its filthy conditions.

The listing for this condo was NOT accurate, and neither were the reviews. I did quite a bit of research and there was only one other negative review for this condo, and it was similar to mine. Since there was only one, I figured that it was just a fluke. Not the case.

The property was NOT clean and NOT well-maintained. It was dirty and most, if not all furniture was damaged or stained.

The owner did not provide good customer service. Although he refunded us for some of our stay, he should have refunded us for the entire stay because of the filthy conditions.

I cannot recommend this condo to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo.

Beautiful views day and night.

Clean, comfortable and roomy.

Nice size living room and kitchen

Just stayed July 6, 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was a wonderful place to stay. We had a great time. Everything was in place and ready for us as soon as we got there. Access to the beach was easy to get to whether walking or driving to the parking lot across the street from the beach. Seascape resort is beautiful and the sunset from the 16th floor was breathtaking. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo! Close to the beach and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week at this condo and loved it! The view was unbelievable and the condo itself was very nice. The kitchen was perfect with just about everything you need besides food. It was clean when we arrived and everything was ready to go for us as soon as we got there. The walk to the beach was about a five minute walk which was great because we didn't have to find a parking spot and it was walking distance to at least three nice places to eat or drink. The only reason I gave 4/5 stars was because the bed was just not comfortable. It really does need to be replaced and the sheets and blankets are not soft or comfortable either. I did not sleep very well during my stay because of it. I hope this issues gets resolved because it is such a nice place! I would book again if the bed was replaced for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you sharing your opinion of the bed. This is the first I've heard of this and will be considered as we continue to improve the experience for our guests.
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Great Condo, Location, & Communication

  • 5 of 5

The property was better than advertised! Great view, great location, and great service. I had to contact Chris a couple times during the stay to ask questions and he responded promptly. The condo was extremely clean and everything we needed was laid out for us. Located only minutes away by foot from a nice beach and minutes to either the Destin Commons or the outlet mall by drive. We will definitely try and book this one again next time we vacation in the area. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept and clean. The view was amazing and the beach was a short walk. When not out we spent hours just stating outside. Great condo and we will definitely consider using again next time we are vacationing in the area!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ariel Dunes II Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $109 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 732 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Hallway - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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