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Sterling Shores
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All reviewsback porchacross the streetlarge poolthe kitchen was fully equippedcandy factoryzero entrybeach accesswasher and dryershort walkour home away from homeview from the balconygo kartsnice condovisiting destinpool sidegreat poolenjoyed our stay
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

When I first read the reviews of Sterling Shores, I was a little scared at what I may run into when I checked in. My sisters and I drove 6 hours only to find that most of the people that were writing the reviews were exaggerating a whole lot. We stayed in a 3 BR/2BA condo that was located on the 10th floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We simply loved the condo and the cleanliness of our rooms was GREAT!!! We were right across the street from the beach and didn't have to far to walk. We only stayed 4 days and 3 nights, but we are returning for a full week of fun in the sun! We simply loved the atmosphere and the fact that we didn't have to go far at all for food, entertainment and shopping.

Room Tip: No noise can be heard during the nigh. The only con I have is the fact that you can hear people walking above you
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

We stayed in the Shores 8/12-8/15 in a one bedroom. We enjoyed being able to walk right over to the beach and the close location to everything. The room really needs some updating. Overall we would stay again for the price we paid.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank tiadeburr_123
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

We booked this trip last minute for Memorial Day weekend. What a fantastic place for family with children! Our 2/2 deluxe room was wonderful: clean, spacious (about 1300 sq ft) with elegant beachy decor. The porch view from the seventh floor was gorgeous with table and chairs for meals and lounge chairs for relaxing. We were apprehensive about crossing a street to access the beach, but despite the holiday the road rarely had traffic. We brought a beach umbrella, but to use it you have to place it behind the rental chairs/umbrellas so we skipped it. We would rather be closer to the water for sand castle building. The larger pool was perfect for our young ones who do not swim (2 under the age of 6) because most of it is 3 ft and under with a graduating edge. We will definitely come back to Sterling Shores!!

Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

We just returned from a week's stay at Sterling Shores, renting through VRBO with a private owner. We could not have been more pleased with our stay! Our unit, #607, was absolutely AMAZING! It had recently been completely remodeled and was hands down, the nicest and largest 2 bedroom unit we have ever stayed in. We've been traveling down to the Emerald Coast for years, and have rented many, many condos at a number of properties that are considered the nicest on the beach. None of them could even come close to our unit at Sterling Shores! It was a true 2 bedroom, with 2 very large full bathrooms, a full washer and dryer set, a really sizable kitchen with granite, non-smoking, full dining room area, huge (50 inch) flat screen in the living room, beautiful tile/slate floors throughout, huge tub in the master bath, and decorated with a Tommy Bahama theme. Additionally, the balcony was HUGE, with the master bedroom having doors onto it, as well as the living room. I'm not sure what the actual square footage was of the unit, yet it was significantly larger than any of the other 2 bedrooms we have ever rented.

The fact that the Shores is just across Old 98 was not at all an issue for us. It took us about 3 minutes to get to the beach. In fact, I wouldn't trade it's location for true beach front for the world, because that would mean there wouldn't be room for the fabulous pool and grounds. The landscaping was gorgeous! None of the other properties in Destin can compare with the pool/grounds at the Shores! Furthermore, the Shores is entirely gated, which was another feature I really enjoyed. In order to access the grounds, you had to punch in a code. No wristbands!

One thing that I have to mention is how quiet the units are. Anyone who has stayed in newer condo complexes can tell you that the noise is an issue. Typically you can hear doors slamming, people walking outside your door, talking, etc. Our unit was extraordinarily quiet! We heard nothing. That really speaks to the construction of the building, especially considering there's a little airport not too far from the Shores, and small planes fly overhead. We didn't hear them at all when we were in the unit. While in the pool, we obviously could hear and see them, which was actually really neat!

Finally, the last thing that we enjoyed was the lack of keys! The owner was fantastic and had arranged for the door to simply have a combo keypad lock on it, and she provided the info prior to our arrival. This meant we did not have to "check-in" but could rather just go directly to our unit, access it, and get to the beach in about 30 minutes from the time we arrived.

We were so thrilled with our stay; the unit and the Shores property! I highly recommend this vacation spot to anyone!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hanson05
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at Sterling Shores in the same 3b/3b condo that is tastefully furnished and immaculate. We book directly with the owner through VRBO.com and that is the way to go. Our condo that we rented on the 6th floor is extremely well equipped, including beach towels and beach chairs. The owner goes above and beyond. The 3B/3B is a huge floorplan, largest that we know of in the immediate area.
As for the convenience you cannot beat Sterling Shores, it is in the center of everything.
The pools and grounds at Sterling Shores are extremely well maintained and it is a great place to enjoy a vacation.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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