2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7
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Great Place to Get Away
We loved everything about the property! It was in a perfect location and was perfect for our family of four adults.
We love Sterling Sands but?
We love staying at Sterling Sands. This unit needs refurnishing and it would be back up to par.
Micah, We appreciate you letting us know some of the problems you've ran into so that we may fix them accordingly. Give us a call when you are ready to plan your next trip to the beach.
Beautiful condo & location
It was our first time coming to Destin. This location allowed us to enjoy ocean & beach watching. We were really so relaxed & loved the clean environment. The condo was cutely decorated & allowed us to stay right there except to go to the grocery store & an occasional visit out to eat.
The carts that were provided for groceries & luggage were an added bonus. I do know that beach service is included in some rentals. It would have been nice to had it included in this rental or at least a nice discount for your stay there.
We got there after check-in, so we called the 800 number. They were not very helpful, but we got everything we needed the next morning. The point was that we did get in the condo.
My dad & I enjoy cooking. It would have been helpful to have a few larger mixing bowls.
The towels were nice & new. We just had way more towels than washcloths. I would have brought more washcloths. I had to wash them everyday.
Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay at "312 Sterling Sands" by Ocean Reef Resorts. The after hours emergency line is limited only to emergency assistance (locked out, can't locate the room etc.) and not general information, happy to hear they were able to help you locate your condo that night of your arrival. We hope to see your family again soon!
The place was clean and the views were spectacular! We want to come back!
Joshua, thank you so much for the glowing review. Please keep us in mind for your next trip to the beautiful Emerald Coast!
Had a very good time staying at Sterling Sands. Very nice view from 3rd floor condo we stayed at.
Property was very clean and well furnished. We had plenty of room for all the family. Only thing I saw was small details that maybe need taking care of like the trim and other small repairs. I would definitely stay there again.
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the feedback and were glad to hear of your great vacation experience. We look forward to having you back next year. Just contact us when you are ready to return.
Cute place, great views, problematic mangement co
This is the second time we have stayed in Sterling Sands, last spring break was in a different unit. SS is a nice condo complex, good location in Destin, nice private beach, not crowded, great heated pool (rare), amazing views (dolphins from the balcony in the morning!). This unit was decorated nicely, cute beachy vibe. Bedding (decorative) was cute, unit was clean, the appliances in the kitchen could use some updating but you don't go to the beach for appliances :). Bedrooms are small but the owner managed to utilize the space very well and there is plenty of room for sleeping.
Our last condo included beach service which was very nice, this unit has a couple of chairs you could bring down, we left an umbrella in case anyone wanted to use it. Overall I was happy with the condo.
However, the management company, Ocean Reef, is another story. The linens on the bed were like sandpaper, I'm not a picky person and tend to be pretty forgiving on rentals as I know this stuff costs a lot for the owners BUT these sheets were cheaper than cheap and very uncomfortable, can't imagine if we had gotten sunburned. The towels were the same way, very small and a few "new" towels were getting holes in them by the end of the week...we only used them for showers.
My biggest complaint, this is BIG, we were never told that the complex was renovating the end unit balconies during the rental time (we were not on an end unit thankfully). ALL OF THEM. SO we had the pleasure of listening to jack hammers, tile saws and more pleasant sounds all week that could be heard from the pool and the beach. This was not last minute construction, there were snowbirds there that had been dealing with it for weeks. We should have been offered a discount or the opportunity to book a different property, I feel this is very shady business practice and it really did effect our trip negatively.
I hate leaving a negative review. If you are considering this unit I can honestly say it is super cute and clean, I think the OWNER has done a nice job with the property and you can't beat the views!
You will enjoy it if you take certain measures (I'm thinking this is for all condos now, not just this one) #1. find out ahead of time if there is construction because the mgt co obviously is not going to be forthcoming with the info; #2. bring your own sheets and bath towels.
Vicki, first of all thanks for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the property. We do apologize that the linens were uncomfortable. As you mentioned these are rental properties and therefore you will run into linens that are lower threadcount than what you may have at home. We are glad to bring new linens anytime this issue arises. We do apologize also for the construction. Unfortunately not all HOA's notify all companies of construction schedules otherwise you would have been notified before hand,