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3 Bedroom Oceanfront, Penthouse Corner Unit , Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Sterling Sands, Destin Area Vacation Rental Condo

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    10:00 am - 09:00 pm
    Mountain Time Zone (UTC-07:00)

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Last Updated: 07/16/2019


3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Located Directly on the Beach w/ Sweeping Oceanfront Views

Stunning  Oceanfront, Penthouse Corner Unit Free Beach Service & Private WiFi

For Sterling Sands' return guests: Both elevators have recently been replaced and are in excellent working condition. 
No additional discounts available for this unit. See rates and fees listed.

STERLING SANDS UNIT #801 is a NEWLY RENOVATED CORNER PENTHOUSE UNIT with BREATHTAKING, OCEAN-FRONT/VIEWS throughout. Located DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH, our "Home Away from Home" is professionally decorated with custom-made cabinets and quartz countertops throughout. The Master and Third Bedrooms are plush carpeted with planked tiled flooring laid throughout the rest of the unit. Custom-made, linen window treatments, along with beautiful, distressed furniture give the unit a crisp, clean atmosphere made for relaxation. The large sliding glass balcony doors & Dining Room windows offer ample opportunities to take in the breathtaking views of the sparkling, emerald green waters, as well as the many families of dolphin that frequent the waters.

The Kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel appliances, as well as a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System. A booster highchair is also provided. A brand new large-capacity washer and dryer were recently added to complete this unit's beautiful transformation.

For your relaxation and enjoyment, the Living Room includes a 55" flat-screen TV with a blue-ray DVD player. Rest on the couch and admire the cruise-like view of the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast, or spend some quality family-time playing cards and classic board games (conveniently located inside the coffee table.) There is also a wet-bar located in the Living Room which is stocked with an array of cocktail glasses, a blender, an ice bucket, and other bar accessories.

Whether you desire to lay in the sun while your child naps or choose to enjoy a meal with friends and family, our large deck with a newly-furnished lounger, bar-height dining table, and chairs will provide the atmosphere you need.

Mixing pleasure with business? Have no fear. This unit provides an unshared, "Private," High Speed Wi-fi connection with Streaming Capabilities and extender. There is also shared Wi-fi provided throughout the condominium complex.

The Beach-Front Master Bedroom has a comfortable, king-size hybrid mattress, along with soft bedding and attractive furnishings and includes a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Step out of your private patio door to enjoy the sound of the surf. The Master Bathroom is newly-renovated with a total massage jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower with rain can. A wall-mounted vanity mirror and stool are provided for your comfort.

***The Second Master Suite offers a spacious atmosphere including a comfy king-size bed and relaxing chair. A 43" HD Smart TV with premium cable channels and DVD player are provided for your enjoyment, as well as complimentary wifi. The newly-renovated Bathroom has its own spa-like whirlpool tub and walk-in shower with bench, rain can and handheld. Also included in your amenities are a wet-bar sink, a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, toaster, blender and other kitchen items. A bistro table and chairs are provided. Enjoy your morning coffee and danish on your own private, plexiglass balcony with ocean views along with a great view of downtown Destin. The patio deck is furnished with two comfortable chairs and a bistro table as well. All linens and towels are upgraded. Tommy Bahama beach chairs, umbrella, floats, boogie boards and microfiber beach towels are also provided for your use.***

The Third Bedroom is designed with children or teens in mind; it offers a full-size bed with a comfortable mattress and a twin trundle below. The amenities include a a 32' Flat-Screen TV & DVD Player. A newly renovated, Full-Size Bathroom with shower is located off the hallway.

Each bathroom is equipped with wall-mounted hair dryers.

Each bedroom mattress and boxspring is fully encased for optimal sanitary conditions, and up-graded bath towels and linens are provided.

Want to save yourself some money? This unit provides Beach Service which includes two lounge chairs and an umbrella; this is a $30 daily savings. An outside storage closet (located directly across from the front door) stores two Tommy Bahama beach chairs, an umbrella, loads of beach toys, several floats, noodles, and small boogie boards. A medium-size soft YETI cooler is located in the kitchen pantry. Microfiber beach/pool towels are provided.

An assigned, covered parking space assures that you can always load & unload in comfort; unit 801 has the closest parking spot to the elevator.

Sterling Sands is maticulously maintained. It boasts a large pool with chairs, umbrellas, and loungers, hot tub, a covered grilling area with several large grills and seating, as well as a small newly-renovated work-out room. A large ice maker (for a fee), vending machines, and bathrooms are conveniently located near the pool area. There are two walkways that take you directly to the beach.

Sterling Sands is near attractions, shopping, restaurants, and right on beach. You are just a short 10 minute walk to the Back Porch Restaurant. Directly across the street you can find pizza, subs, beverage store, beach store, and ice cream/yogurt parlor. Also located across the street is The Track—a place to ride go-carts, play putt-putt, bungee jump, ride bumper boats, explore an arcade, and so much more.


Housekeeping : $225.00

Taxes: 11.50%

Damage Protection: $99.00

Pmt. Policy-50% upon booking. 50% 30 days prior to check-in. Checks and M/O accepted.:

  • 50% total upon booking. Remainder due 30 days prior to check-in
  • Checks and Money Orders accepted
  • May also book through VRBO with Credit Card and PayPal (booking fee added)
  • No Refunds. Renter encouraged to purchase Vacation Protection through CSA
  • Minimal age of primary occupant-30 years. 
  • Max occupancy- 7 (5 adult max)
  • Damage Protection Policy Required to purchase (at time of booking)


Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Covered
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Full Bed
  • Trundle Bed
  • Roll Away Bed


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping


Alvaro Moreno

A Cut Above the Rest    Jul 20, 2018

We had the pleasure of staying at this property for 9 days. The condo has been thoughtfully curated to meet almost any need. The decor is tasteful and refined, without being pretentious. The kitchen is equipped with anything you may need, making the cooking possibilities endless. All appliances are in perfect working condition, including the potent air conditioner and awesome washer and dryer. The view is spectacular and the best we have had in our travels to the area. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, the closets are spacious, and the bathrooms are fantastic. The location of the condo is conveniently central, with plenty of things to do east and west of the property. The owners could not be any more charming or hospitable. They were always helpful and ready to answer any questions. All in all this is a spectacular property in which we will be definitely be staying again. We are grateful for finding it and for the owners approving our rental. We can't wait to get back!

Susie Zampatti's reply:

Thank you so much for the amazing review! I am so pleased that we exceeded your expectations and that your family enjoyed the visit to our place and Destin!

Christina R.

We had a great week in Destin as usual!!!    Jun 23, 2018

Besides the weather being wonderful and ocean crystal clear & perfectly cool, our stay in Sterling Sands condo unit 801 was perfect! So roomy, nicely decorated, and modern/up-to-date & accommodating!! Owner Susie Zampatti is awesome and made sure everything was taken care of and ready for our visit! Monte was also very sweet and readily available on site in case we needed anything! Thank you again!! Wonderful visit


Amazing Condo with Beautiful View!    Jun 16, 2018

This Condo is amazing. We have been vacationing in Destin since 1990 and this Condo was the Best Condo we have ever stayed in. We had plenty of room and the decor is Beautiful. The Bathrooms are beautiful and huge. If you want to cook, the kitchen was stocked very nice. We had everything we needed for the week. The outdoor closet was full of beach things that we were able to use. The views from this Condo are Beautiful. (Beach and Destin side) The outdoor balconies were perfect and had plenty of very comfortable chairs for our whole family to sit and visit. We loved it and the Owners are super nice and easy to work with. They made us feel so Welcome and we felt right at home. I have felt like I have made a new friend. Beautiful Condo and I highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting to rent it. I rank it a 10+. The Best Vacation Ever!

Ike Reighard

Beautiful, Wonderful, and Spacious    Apr 01, 2018

My family and I absolutely love Destin Florida for two great reasons! The amazing beaches and the wonderful accommodations we have at Sterling Sands. We have been blessed to stay in Unit 801 for three years in a row and it has become like a second home for us and a place for serenity and sanity to flourish. In particular, I love to get up early and watch the dolphins play in the waves in front of this penthouse condominium. This vantage point is remarkable and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the view of the beach, the waters and the sunsets - simply spectacular! The condo itself is VERY spacious and extraordinarily comfortable. The appointments are beautiful and we absolutely love going each and every year. With all of the wonderful attractions and great restaurants, Destin provides one of the best places for an individual or a family to have a great time! 

Susie Zampatti's reply:

Thank you so much for those kind words! We love for our special guests to feel a sense of ownership when visiting our "Home Away from Home." We look forward to having your lovely family stay with us again soon!

Brittney LaBlanc

Fantastic Place!    Sep 19, 2017

My family was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to stay in this wonderful condo. The unit is well decorated, very clean, and has been well maintained. It is evident that the owners take pride in it and want others to enjoy it as much as they do! Our trip happened to be during the week of a tropical storm and we weren't able to spend much time at the beach early on in the week. We were forced to remain indoors for a few days, but with the amenities of this condo and with room to spread out we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation nonetheless! The rain stopped and the clouds parted by Thursday, so we were able to hit the beach for three days. The beach is easily accessible and there are many beach amenities that are complementary with this unit. The views from the condo of both the beach and the bay are fantastic. Our family of five along with our two guests enjoyed the convenience that this unit afforded us. We very much look forward to coming back and staying here again!

Lisa Boudreaux

Amazing!    Jul 21, 2017

Have been staying at Sterling Sands for the past 12 years and I have to say that this has been the best unit yet. Loved the updated and the view is amazing. The owners are very sweet and easy to work with. Will be back next year.


Fabulous!    Jul 03, 2017

What a fabulous condo you have! We (my family) has been coming to Destin & staying at Sterling Sands for over 14 years. Your condo is by far the nicest one that we have had the pleasure of renting. My niece described your condo as something she had seen on HGTV! That was a huge compliment in her opinion. We couldn't have been happier with your place! We enjoyed looking at the "old" pics of the condo before your upgrades. We know that you guys have worked hard. As we head back, we will hold many fond memories of our week spent in Destin and at your lovely condo! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristen Lotz

Has Everything!    Apr 14, 2017

We stayed for a week in April. Was extremely happy with the unit. It had absolutely everything that we needed. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. The views were amazing and everything was close by! Will definitely be back!!


Destin Lover's Dream Unit 801    Jul 29, 2016

What an unbelievable unit!!! Unit 801 at Sterling Sands was so great for our big family to enjoy the beach in Destin. Able to enjoy Destin with such a great view. This unit was decorated with such class and able to meet all of our needs. Celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary in such a beautiful place and was so grateful for the owners to let us stay in this location. Right in the middle of all the great things our family has enjoyed for so many years. No question we would stay in this unit again. We will be coming back for so many more years:)


Beach Lovers' Dream    Jan 13, 2015

This property is beautiful and perfect for a large single family without feeling like your right on top of one another. It's spacious and since its on the corner it's very private. It is decorated beautifully and very clean. It has everything you need including stuff for the beach. The owners are very helpful and easy to work with. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!