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Sterling Shores

1751 Scenic Highway 98, FL 32541-8542
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#27 of 111 Speciality lodging in Destin
Sterling Shores is a gulf-side high-rise condominium resort located in the heart of Destin near family activities, popular restaurants, and shopping. Sterling Shores offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom fully-equipped condominiums with private balconies in a resort setting that includes a picnic area, free-form lagoon pool, and a second beachside pool and clubhouse with a snack bar. A 42-seat surround sound theater, meeting/reception facilities, free DVD rentals, and free high-speed Internet access are also available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Snack bar
Kids club
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Amilla wrote a review 01 Jul
Round Rock, Texas24 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in Sterling Sands unit 712 in summer 2020. I chosen the location for the view and because they had a good cancellation policy in the middle of the Covid restrictions. I gave them a decent review at the time because, even though the unit was extremely dated, the view and beach access compensated for the inadequacies. In fact, I was so happy with the location that I contacted them to rent the unit again this year. When I attempted to reserve the unit I was extremely surprised to hear that they wouldn’t rent to me again because their housekeeper said we left the unit a mess last year. This is blatantly false. We followed all check out procedures and had removed all trash and personal items from the unit. I had placed all dirty towels in the bathtubs so they were easy to gather and I loaded and ran the dishwasher. I am not sure how it would have even been possible to leave a mess since the only items in the unit were the things that belonged there. I can only surmise that housekeeping took a long time to clean the unit and decided to blame the renters when called on it. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I ended up renting unit 132 at the Destin towers and could not be happier. At Destin towers I had the same view and beach access I enjoyed at SS but also had a beautiful, large and clean condo. We will be back to Destin Towers in the future and, since I left the place as clean as I always do, they will have me back with no problems.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
AnnesiaDanielle wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is the worst company to rent and trust your vacation with. we are three weeks away from our trip, and received an email yesterday stating our reservation had been canceled. When contacted, they claimed it was the owner who canceled without explanation, and they did not have any properties available for us to switch to. This is unacceptable from a company that is supposed to be one of the best in the world. Upon researching, I have found many have the same experience which is not right! Starting to believe this company may be scamming people.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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whrgogt wrote a review Sep 2020
32 contributions49 helpful votes
After 3 days of reaching out to Southern Vacation Rentals before the trip to see if the condo was available and getting no response, we arrived. The only good thing was the view. It is completely falling apart. When we arrive, the remotes were either missing or didn’t have batteries. We could only watch one TV. I had 5 people sharing one bathroom all week bc it was the only one with hot water. They finally came to fix it Thursday after being notified Sunday. By Friday it wasn’t working again. It was tripping the breaker. Well guess what, if a breaker is tripping there is an electrical issue and potential fire hazard. We couldn’t dry our laundry except on the balcony. They fixed the dryer Friday after being notified the previous Saturday. It was a freaking disaster. I will be leaving negative reviews everywhere I can find online. It was completely unacceptable. We paid for a working 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit. That is not what we received! They constantly used the hurricane that hit 80 miles down the road 2 weeks ago as an excuse. The hurricane had nothing to do with the dryer not working or no hot water. You can't hide behind the hurricane for everything. The hurricane did evidently blow away the outdoor table and one of the chairs. That was disappointing as outdoor dining area is something we specifically look for when we book a room. This place is poorly maintained and falling apart. When we arrived there was a leaky window with wet towels still all over the floor. I didn’t even bring that up because I get it was weather related. This other stuff was not. It's negligence and not acceptable. The dish washer was not strapped to the counter top and fell forward every time we tried to wash dishes. One of the sink stoppers in the master didn’t work at all. The lever just pulled out completely if you tried to use it. Kitchen was poorly furnished with kitchen tools and supplies. Decorations were broken. Benches for the dining table were both broken. Pillow cases had stains. The glass sliding door could barely be opened by a grown man and by no one else. If you tried to use the microwave in the guest suite, it made the whole unit smell like fire. Honestly, I am just so over it and can’t possible explain what a poorly maintained unit this was and what a poorly operate company Southern Vacations Rentals is. We should be refunded partially for the condition of the unit but fully for the fact that this company has been so unresponsive.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Footprints823897 wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great rental, centrally located, and a very nice pool area. Loved it! Significantly better than the first place we stayed in during this trip - Sundestin. Avoid that one. Destin overall, light on the quality restaurants & long wait times. Forget about breakfast anywhere;-) Under served for the volume of people.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kymmii wrote a review Sep 2020
Atlanta, Georgia12 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed in unit 1018 and Everything about the condo was great...especially its location. Our view of the golf was spectacular to wake up to every morning. We were also able to see the beautiful pool as it changed color at night. Easy access to Sterling Shores private beach was an added bonus along with having a restaurant in our back yard. The condo provided everything we needed and was cleaned spotless. I was planning my next stay before we even checked out. Sterling Shores is within walking distance of many restaurants and attractions...I definitely recommend 1018 for adult get aways.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$253 - US$611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sterling Shores
Which popular attractions are close to Sterling Shores?
Nearby attractions include Henderson Beach State Park (1.1 km), Destin Dog Park (0.6 km), and The Track (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sterling Shores?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Sterling Shores?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sterling Shores?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sterling Shores?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sterling Shores?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Back Porch, Shake's Frozen Custard, and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sterling Shores?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sterling Shores?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Sterling Shores accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.