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“The Teens Loved this Place” 4 of 5 stars
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548 Sandy Cay Drive, Destin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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“The Teens Loved this Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This condo was just perfect for the three day stay with two teen girls. They enjoyed their bunk beds, their own bathroom, and it was plenty roomy to eat in. They didn't mind the walk to the beach. My daughter said it didn't seem that far at all. The beach looked really good, and the girls actually wanted to spend most of their time there instead of the resort pool. There are umbrellas and chaise lounges, but not in abundance. The unit, 212, looked right down at the pool, so when mom and dad were ready for a rest indoors, the girls were within eyesight while they swam and sunned. A variety of restaurants are within a short drive of the condo, and so is the Wal-Mart for picking up supplies and more beach towels or suntan oil. The condo was very nice and clean upon arrival. The bed comforters were fresh and linens were immaculately clean. There were plenty of fresh bath towels and bar soap. The kitchen could have been a little more fully furnished. All in all, this condo was a pretty fair value as they go in season in Destin. We would consider it again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

You have to walk down the road about 1/4 of a mile to the designated beach access then cross the congested road to get to an area of the beach that is probably the nastiest in Destin. The resort is fairly new - built in 2006, but the units and pools are aging quickly. There is no on-site management company so people from other resorts and even the houses behind this resort use the pool so it can get very crowded. The shower heads are about 9 ft high in all of the units so it takes extra patients to get rinsed while showering. The elevators are slow and sometimes out of order. Several of the units I have stayed in had carpet that needed replacing badly - when you have small children you don't want them playing around on filth.
Overall - there are much better resorts in Destin.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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overland park, ks
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We traveled with 3 kids that were 9 and under, and there was plenty of space for us. Beach access was a little farther than we thought, and we were without internet/phone service for half of our stay (4 stars for service), but other than that the pool was great, the room was great, and we look forward to going back to the beach!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hattiesburg, ms
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

My wife, one year old, and I vacationed in Destin at the Beach Resort Condo Room 206, May 28th through June 4th. Both brother-in-laws and their wives also visited while we were there, and we had plenty of room to accomodate them in the condo as well. We had a great time and can’t wait to get back. We discovered this condo on Tripadvisor's new vaction rentals area and booked through VRBO.com but you can also view the room on beachcondosindestin.com. Be careful not to miss the turn-off to the resort from the Emerald Coast Parkway since there is only a small road sign on top of the stop sign denoting Sandy Cay Drive. The easiest way I found to recognize the turn-off is to look for the Sacred Heart Medical Group Sign which is in dark purple and easily seen from the Emerald Coast Parkway. Sandy Cay Drive is the 2nd turn to the right after the Sacred Heart Medical Group Sign. The condo is centrally located to everything. McDonald’s is about ½ mile down the Emerald Coast Parkway if you turn to the right, as well as a Burger King and Win Dixie grocery store about 4 miles in the same direction which puts you near the Baytowne Wharf shopping outlets and restaurants. The hotel is not more than three or four miles from the Mid Bay toll bridge turn-off which is right beside Wal-Mart, Bass Pro-shop, and the Destin Commons shopping outlet. All of which can be reached by turning left on to the Emerald Coast Parkway from Sandy Cay Drive. The condo was very clean and nicely decorated with a full kitchen, washer and dryer combo, free Wi-Fi, two televisions with cable, DVD player, stereo with cd, one bath with shower and one bathroom with a tub-shower combo. The condo consisted of one king bedroom, two full size bunk beds inset in the wall just off the main hall just outside the guest bathroom, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The bunk beds supported adults quite easily. I believe every room in this resort has the same set-up with minor differences in furniture and decor. At $975 (1171.00 after taxes and cleaning fees) this condo was a steal for this time of year. I did see other units in this condo on vrbo.com that rented for much more than this, possibly due to upgrades in the unit or inclusion of the amenities card which offers discounts and free tickets to some of the area attractions. We were able to rent from Thursday to Thursday instead of the usual required Saturday to Saturday for most condos in the area, which was a plus for us. There is a 3000 sq. ft. zero entry pool with two halves. The smaller side felt heated. The zero entry pool was great for my one-year-old to play in. Both sides of the pool have parts that are 5 feet deep. There is a large hot tub beside the pool area, several lounge chairs around the pool, as well as patio chairs and tables in shaded areas around the pool. There is a large men and women’s bathroom in a separate building right by the pool. The pool area is just across the road from the beach. The private beach access is about 2 blocks down the road from the condo, but you can gain beach access through the open gate area just across from the condo and walk down to the condo’s private beach area that way if you so choose. Included in the rental, are two chairs and a beach umbrella for free. The pool area was never crowded with 6 -7 families at most using the pool at one time. The condo sleeps 6 easily. There were plenty of towels and blankets. Pots, pans, glasses, plates, blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. were all present in the kitchen area as well as a small pantry by the refrigerator. There is a nice table which seats 6-8 people in the living area. You must use a parking pass on your dash to park in the parking lot just outside the room. There is a set of elevators that were kept very clean just outside our room. There are luggage dollies for your use located by the elevator on the bottom floor. The garbage chute beside the elevators was a nice extra too. Some of the condos have access to the gated parking garage under the condo, but this room did not. To get to the pool, just go to the parking garage on the elevator and then punch in the code on the gate to the pool area, which is opposite the elevators in the parking garage. Go through the pool area to the gate by the road and punch in the gate code to get out to the main road so you can walk down to the private beach area. The private beach area is not overcrowded and the water is crystal clear. The sand at the shoreline beneath the water is a little more lumpy than at other areas of the public beach so watch your step. Just make sure to be a little more sure-footed in the water. Overall, I think this condo would be great for anyone wanting a well-priced beach vacation in the heart of Destin. My family and I are looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, TN
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

We just returned from our wonderful stay in Destin. We booked our condo at the Beach Resort through Newman Dailey Resort Properties. We are so glad that we went this route because they offered all kinds of extra perks such as free beach setup, free adult tickets to the Seablaster, free tickets to the Track and so on.

Our condo was BEAUTIFUL! The decor was just lovely. It was extremely clean and the owner had everything available that we would need right down to an ice cream maker! lol There was plenty of parking and the lot was never full. The pool was AWESOME! It's actually perfect for families with small children due to the fact that it's a zero entry pool. The deepest is 5ft. Even the restrooms outside of the pool were clean. The condo is located in a really nice area and next door to Kenny D's. The beach access is across the street and a few steps away.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

We have stayed at Beach Resort 2 times. The first time was sept 2007, and the second time was june 2008. We love that it is Small, Family friendly, close to the beach(the beach is right across the street), quiet, has a huge pool and a hot tub. That is just to name a few.

Most of the time we were the only people in the pool, so it was like we had the place to ourselves.

We love destin....& the Beach Resort....We plan to go back again this summer. (We have always booked through VRBO)

  • Liked — The Condo, The Pool & Hot Tub, THE BEACH!!!!!
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 548 Sandy Cay Drive, Destin, FL 32550
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Number of rooms: 126

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