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Marti Swift

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

1st Floor CONVENIENCE! Beach chairs Included! Open Now! Call for Discounts!

29 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Destin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our condo offers over 1900 square feet to share with loved ones. You will enjoy two master bedrooms both with private balconies, king beds, huge walk in closets, and large bathrooms featuring jet tubs. The third bedroom has a queen bed and bath.

Our condo features two pullout sleeper sofas to comfortably sleep 10 guests. The first pullout sleeper sofa is located in the living room and it is brand new for 2014 rental season! The second sleeper sofa is located in the 'lockout' master bedroom. This 'lockout' master bedroom sofa is great for families with small kids that prefer sleeping close to their parents.

All bedrooms offer flat screen TV's.

Our fully equipped kitchen offers fabulous granite counter tops. It is well stocked with everything that you will need for the week from blender to wine glasses to cooking utensils!

One complimentary umbrella and beach chair set up is included. (two beach chairs and one umbrella) THis is a daily value of over $28/ day or $150 per week.

Our location could not get any better...

Panoramic unobstructed views of the emerald waters from the balconies and inside our condo,

First floor, just high enough for a great view but no need for elevators,

Directly on the beach, no roads to cross

Within a quick 5 minute walk to restaurants like Destin's popular Back Porch,

Convenient trips to the pool or beach-less than a minute to either

Located across the street from a very popular family amusement park, The Tracks. The Tracts features putt-putt, go carts, bungy jumping and much more.

Free wireless Internet connection. A Port-a-Crib is provide for families with small children.

Rates indicated are cash or check only. We do take credit cards with a 3% handling fee. Please compare our rates to that of Sterling Sands on site company.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marti Swift (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

About Marti Swift

We purchased our properties with two non-negotiable factors in mind: 1) Views! We would not compromise on being able to see the emerald waters of the gulf while relaxing on our balcony. We are from Kentucky and our vacations are all about seeing and enjoying the water. 2)Proximity to the beach and pool. As a family with young kids we wanted to be quick to and from our condo to the sand. Our goal was always less than a minute for either and we purchased our condo's accordingly.

As a result, our family enjoys truly relaxing vacations taking in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of where we are, the heart of Destin, Panama City Beach, Scenic Gulf Drive our views don't change..the famous emerald water is only a glance away! Our family condo business is dear to us. We recognize how blessed we are and we cherish the memories!

Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

1st Floor CONVENIENCE! Beach chairs Included! Open Now! Call for Discounts!
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
Memphis, TN
5

A Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at Sterling Sands since it was built in1995 on a regular basis and often two to four weeks at a time. Marti is an exceptional host and always takes excellent care of her guests. Her heart is in her home to minister to her guests by going above and beyond anything expected. I noticed the one star negative comments made by the guest in January, 2015. My family and I had just spent the month prior in Marti's home and did not experience any issue this guest mentioned. Indeed, there were no issues - zilch. Our plan is to spend as much time at Marti's place as God allows. It is our little bit of heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was super!!!! It was by far one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at. The first floor location was more than Top Notch!! Easy access to everything from elevator, steps, and trash!!! We will definitely go back to the same place again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great spring break at this condo. First of all, Marti was great to work with. The thing we liked best about the condo was the amazing view, right from the living room! It was a little chilly when we were there so it was so nice to be able to sit inside, yet see the beautiful ocean from the living room and master bedroom. We loved that you can see the pool right from the balcony so our older kids could swim and we could easily check on them. The pool was heated and never too crowded. Access to the beach was perfect, and it was nice having the beach chair set-up the whole time we were there. Condo location is convenient. We were able to put all of the kids in the master lock-out and they loved feeling like they had their "own" apartment. I would recommend bringing a good knife or two if you plan to cook, and also bring beach towels.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Ky.
5

Vickie

  • 5 of 5

Love this condo! Decorated beautifully. This is where I usually stay when I come to Destin, my favorite place, love the beach and pool. Close to shopping and great place to eat. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This condo was paradise! From the moment I walked in, I felt at home. Very warm colors and decorated beautifully. With the space and amenities in this condo, you would never have to leave. The grounds were impeccable. The pool was very nice and heated. Hot tub there, as well. Beach, of course, was and always is amazing. I just can't rave enough. Marti was awesome to work with. Very accommodating. She is such a heartfelt person. Truly wants you to have the best vacation possible. I will be bragging her and her place up to all my family, friends, and anyone else who will listen. Thank you Marti!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy for your kind words and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its been my pleaseure working with you. We are delighted you live our place as much as we do!
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Dirty moldy and lots of bugs

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here and have pictures of the dirty cabinets and moldy showers. When we complained the owner said it was too much pressure for her housekeeper to actually clean the condo . We had planned this vacation for a year. It was freezing cold because of the parking garage. We would never stay in this condo ever again...

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here are the facts: 1) I have six FIVE star reviews in the past two months from Aug-Oct so this Jan. review is outdated and motivated by a vendictive individual. 2) My housekeeping was more than accommodating. They were professional and quick to respond to every demand. The mold that I was told about was in the under lip of the clothes washer. (I have pictures she sent me). Admittedly, my cleaners did not see the mold in the washer when doing their deep clean. They fixed the mistake. I do not hold my housekeepers at fault, they simply overlooked it as it's not easily noticeable. Mold builds up under the lips of my washer at home and I must remind myself to clean it. I do not know about mold in the shower. That is new news to me today! There are not any bugs in my condo. The association, like all condo buildings in Florida, has a monthly exterminator contract and because of that, we do NOT have any bugs. I have no idea where this came from, she never mentioned bugs until now. I suppose it made for a better head line. 3) this review from a repeat guest, two couples that have stayed with me SEVERAL times over the years. For the writer to choose our condo many times and then write a 1 star review, there's clearly discrepancy in her opinion. 4) I had several conversations with the other couple staying in the condo. They apologized for the way things were handled with our housekeeping and were complimentary and happy in the condo. This couple realized that I did everything within my power to make the other guest happy. They are family members so it was difficult unfortunate situation for them. I greatly respect the other guest for his kindness to me and my housekeepers. 5) I have text screen shots and email documention of threats and accusations from the reviewer, at least 7 of them over a two month time period. They range from "we want to rent next year," to "I will do everything in my power to get you back", to "thank you for ruining my life". These are real quotes. I never responded to any of them. I did however, let her know that continuing to work/rent would not be a good idea for either of us. 6) The reviewer has been a guest at several condos in Sterling Sands. I have been told several other owners were not able to accommodate this guest's demands. Its unfortunate this has to play out on line, but I am confident, these circumstances were beyond anything I was able to fix and I'm grateful for the opportunity here.
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Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Jul 31 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,899
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Handling fee $59 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancelations must be made 45 days prior to arrival for refubds to be considered. Must be 25 to rent. All renters under 25 will be evicted. We do not rent to vacationing students.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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