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Michael & Erika

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, greek

Beautiful views! Enjoy the Gulf breezes & Sunshine! Book your Summer getaway!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Luxuriously Renovated, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, The Best Views From The 12th Floor!

The lovely Ariel Dunes I built in 2006, 24 story high rise condominium located on Seascape Resort. Relax & unwind at our comfortable two bedroom condo with gulf views on the 12th floor. Our unit sleeps six comfortably, is decorated in a gorgeous coastal elegance and is rated 'Platinum'. It features a private balcony, nine ft ceilings, ceramic and porcelain tile throughout, granite kitchen countertops, and beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay. This is the perfect vacation spot to kick back and enjoy yourself! Take advantage of the ease of a delicious meal in the Cabana Café located on the bottom floor, which also hosts live music seasonally. There are additional restaurants/bars nearby located on the beach as well. You can take in the natural beauty of the turquoise color water, savor the evening with walks on the soft white sand beach, feel the sand between your toes, watch the sunset, and enjoy the good life.

SMOKING IS NOT permitted inside the unit except on the balcony.

Absolutely NO PETS are allowed in the unit under any circumstances. Owner is allergic.

There is a minimum age requirement of twenty-five years old to rent our condo.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael & Erika (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, greek

About Michael & Erika

We are longtime beach-lovers from New Orleans, who fell in love with Destin years ago. We have always desired to have a slice of paradise of our own to enjoy. We feel that this lovely beach town should be shared with the world. We own Real Estate in New Orleans and wanted to branch out to our favorite get away.

Michael & Erika purchased this condo in 2012

Why Michael & Erika chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We have viewed many other condos and homes in Destin through the years, none compare to Ariel Dunes. The upscale units are a plus, 'nice floor plan, granite, quality cabinets, everything is well built'; along with the amenities.. which isn't easy to come by in the Destin area. We love the location, it's a perfect fit.

What makes this condo unique

Ariel Dunes is in the heart of Old Scenic Hwy 98 & Miramar Beach. This resort has it all, wonderful on-site restaurant, bar, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, relaxing pools, golf, breathtaking views of the lovely sunsets and emerald green water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the stay! Thank you for comfortable and clean accommodations . It was the perfect place to stay! We hope to be back :)
Sep 2015
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Beautiful views! Enjoy the Gulf breezes & Sunshine! Book your Summer getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful lanai and ocean view

  • 5 of 5

I looked extensively for a condo for our summer trip with our 2 teenage sons. This condo is beautiful, clean, and there is everything you will need for an awesome stay. I think we all enjoyed the large balcony the most. Any meals at the condo were out on the lanai overlooking the ocean with those lovely ocean breezes. The condo has all you need for any type of cooking, we made blended drinks and even cookies in the oven. The owners, Michael and Erika are truly a pleasure to work with. Interacting with them was superb, they truly cared what we thought of the condo and how our stay was. The building and pool were also clean and very well kept. The Cabana Cafe restaurant was also very good which we had takeout a few times and ate on our balcony. Having never been to Destin before I did not know that this area where the condo is located actually Miramar Beach is a bit down the road from very busy DESTIN. The traffic in Destin was pretty heavy. For us it worked well. We would definitely recommend to others and would love to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diana, Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our condo. We agree with you about the balcony; it's our favorite spot as well. I'm happy to see that you had everything you needed during your stay and were pleased with Ariel Dunes in a whole. Thank you, it was a pleasure to work with you as well. Your comfort and happiness is our top priority during your vacation/stay. Yes, Miramar Beach is a bit quieter, less traffic area of Destin...we adore it so. Thank you for taking care of our condo. We do hope that you choose us for your next visit to Destin, we'd be happy to have y'all. All the best, Michael & Erika
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This was one of the nicest places we have rented.

  • 5 of 5

After three years , due to my husbands health we were able to come back to Destin.

We were lucky to rent this unit as it was so comfortable, and well stocked with all anyone

would need.

The owners were so accommodating and so easy to work with.

Would recommend the unit to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, Thank you for your kind review! We are so pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay. We are happy to be of any assistance that's needed. We just want to make sure that you're comfortable and happy. We do hope that you chose us again for your next visit to Destin; we would love to have you again. All the best, Michael & Erika
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Snowbird Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been wintering in Florida for a couple of years now. Each year we have stayed in a different condo, by choice. This is the first year we have wanted to return to the same condo. Michael and Erika's condo meets our needs perfectly. It is clean, well stocked, clearly cared for and maintained. From the very first conversation with Michael, both my husband and I felt his desire to make sure we were comfortable, safe and satisfied. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue& Andy, Thank you kindly for your warm review! We are thrilled that y'all decided to book with us again for next year! We appreciate you taking good care of our condo, we're happy to have you back! I'm pleased to see that our condo met your needs. Cleanliness & comfort is high priority in our condo....not only for us but for our guests as well. We always want it to feel like your home away from home. Hope that y'all have a Happy 2016 and enjoy your stay when you return to Destin. All the best, Michael & Erika
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Family fall break vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental. Michael and Erika went over and above making sure we were happy, comfortable, and pleased with our rental. Have access to the pool and beach were both easy and convenient. Two chair rental daily to the beach especially made things easy. My children are 10 & 8 and were very comfortable in there rooms. No doubt in my mind we would rent this exact condo again. Thanks Michael and Erika!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheri! We thank you for your kind review! It is our pleasure to be of service and make sure that y'all are comfortable. We are pleased to hear you and your family thoroughly enjoyed the condo amenities and had a wonderful vacation. It makes us so happy to know our guests had a great time! We'd love to have y'all back again for your next Destin vacation. All the best, Michael & Erika
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September Excursion

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for use of the nice condo. The pictures accurately represent the condo.

The building is first rate. Easy access, nice views, great elevators and commercial quality (precor) fitness equipment. The beach service is a welcome addition, but they are gone at 5 pm. So, we purchased chairs and an umbrella to accommodate our needs.

The Destin area is a great vacation location, with plenty of activities for everyone.

We would recommend the condo and will return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Randy, Thank you for your compliments. We are so happy to hear that y'all enjoyed the condo, the views, amenities, and local activities. It will be our pleasure to have you as our guests again. All the best, Michael & Erika
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Destin. The condo was just as it looks in the pictures. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony each morning and evening. This is a perfect place for a family. We also enjoyed not having to carry our umbrella and chairs to the beach. Those were provided through this rental. The location was perfect. We had lots restaurants and shops nearby. Michael was very friendly and easy to work with. He was also very prompt in responding back to us about questions or concerns. This is a place I would recommend and even stay again, if we go back to Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marta! We thank you for your kind review! We are just thrilled to hear that y'all enjoyed your stay and our condo met your expectations. l agree with you on the balcony, we spend lots of time out there as well. I appreciate you mentioning the chairs & umbrella and the proximity to restaurants and shops. It's very helpful. Thank you on your warm compliments, it's my pleasure to be of assistance anytime. We do hope that you choose us again when you return to Destin; we'd be happy to have you. All the best, Michael & Erika
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ft.Walton Beach-VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Whales Tale
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Seascape Golf
Nearest Restaurant
32 Metres
Cabana Cafe at Seascape
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the many extras this condominium has to offer with the comforts and amenities you want and expect. Relax and enjoy 11,000 sq feet of pools; one is heated year round, the other featuring a mushroom waterfall that all kids will adore.BBQ grills are available, a championship 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts, a fitness center, and with just a short walk to the beach, access 2,000 feet of the most beautiful white sugar sand you will see anywhere. Along the emerald green waters you can savor the evening with walks along the white sand beach, watching the sunset, enjoying the good life.

There are many activities on site or nearby. They include, sail boating, waterskiing, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling and diving, windsurfing, biking, antiquing, movie theaters, enjoy miniature golf and go-carts at The Track, and have a blast at Big Kahuna's water park. You can also charter fishing with privately owned fishing fleets, arrange Sunset Cruises and Glass Bottom boats are available.


Rates & Availability

Seascape Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 27 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 21 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

If you would like a nightly/monthly rate quote, please contact us.

Property owner speaks Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic and English.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels, soap and blowdryer provided
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, towels, soap and blowdryer provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Euro-top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Pillowtop, actual twin size
  • Queen sleeper in the living room has padding for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complex Features • # of Stories/Floors 24 • Elevator • Gated Community • Putting Green • Tiki Bar/Grill • Bike Trails • Fitness Center Onsite • Golf Course Community • Lighted Tennis Courts • Snack Bar Onsite • Casual Dining Restaurant • Game Room Onsite • Grill Area - Gas Grills • Pub/Bar On-Site

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