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“Unit # 310- very nice!” 4 of 5 stars
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Windancer Condominiums
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   162 Windancer Ln, Destin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #47 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
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“Unit # 310- very nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for my birthday week, in early May, 2013. We specifically chose this condo because it had been recently updated, and we really loved the ocean-like colors, that we saw in the online pics. The condo did not really disappoint, in person, However you could tell that it was a little bit dirty overall, and the floors were actually very dirty... Obviously the housekeeping that we had to pay for (which was not included in the advertised price, btw) was not very effective, or worth the extra $150... Other than that everything else was excellent!

The beach was beautiful and the grounds were very well-maintained. The pool was nice and warm (yes, it's heated) and it was a calm, peaceful setting, overall. The beach chair service was great, and I really appreciated the fact that the person in charge was vigilant about running off people from the public portion of the beach, if/when they tried to take the chairs reserved for Windancer guests ;)

We found the location very nice in general, but a little farther of a drive than we had hoped, from downtown Destin.

Overall, we would most definitely stay at these condos again, but next time probably choose one that was less expensive, since we didn't spend all too much time in the room to begin with- the beach was perfect!! :)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed July 6-13. This is our second time to stay at this location. We love the family oriented atmosphere and the beachfront location. Our unit was clean and the kitchen was well stocked and had stainless appliances. Three flatscreen TVs with one in the upstairs loft. The kids were able to set up their Xbox with no problem. Master bedroom didn't have a ceiling fan but a box fan was available. Lots of seating available in the dining area including bar stools. Loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the water. Also able to watch older kids play in pool below. Will definitely choose Windancer and this unit again.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I booked a condo here at the last minute for a quick trip to Destin. We found a listing online via vrbo and the place was fabulous. Our unit was recently remodeled and was PERFECT! There's a washer/dryer in the unit and everything you need in the kitchen to whip up a quick and tasty meal. The condo is within walking distance of Winn-Dixie, so no need to hop in the car during your stay and fight that awful summertime traffic.

The beach here is beautiful and the beach service (2 chairs & an umbrella) is a fantastic amenity! The wi-fi here is also speedy and reliable. I loved that there is a beachfront pool as well. I'd gladly stay here again! Michelle E. (the condo owner) was great to work with - they own 2 units in this property and both are beautiful!

My only complaint is that our upstairs neighbors were noisy. They had small children who would frequently run through their unit (stomping all the while) and they decided to vacuum one night at 9:30 PM, which was VERY noisy in our unit. They also were up most of the night, making noise.

Room Tip: Unit #303 is newly remodeled!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

From our experience, yes, the view is amazing, BUT THAT'S IT!! We stayed in unit 301 and it was definitely in need of an update. The dishwasher door didn't close all the way, the blinds on the sliding glass doors were in horrible shape with SEVERAL missing and broken pieces, the "drawers" in the bedroom was a hollowed out old TV entertainment center, the beds were very uncomfortable, the couch and love seat were stained, only basic cable with bad reception, the pool is way too small for the number of units, there were always shopping carts in the walkways where people would walk to the store and just leave them...I could go on, but to sum it up, we will never return, view or not.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I dont understand why this place gets bad reviews. They have different owners. We stayed in #206. Michelle was so helpful and great to work with! Everything was as described or as seen in pics. It is a smaller place which means less crowd. It's at a great location!! Able to walk to Winn Dixie and Tcby among other places. Very beautiful beach and clear torquoise water. View from our balcony was near pool and a great view of ocean. We will definitely stay here next time!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at the Windancer 203. The condo was beautiful! it advertised being renovated and the owners did a fantastic job! It is a 1 bedroom with king and built in bunks in the hallway! I loved the kitchen! Stainless steel appliances and even a Keurig coffee maker! This location is ideal for families with elementary aged children as the balcony looks right over the pool! If you don't have children you may consider it a bit noisy. I was frustrated to check in at 4 only to find the fridge still full with the last renter's food! I am not a fan of the Beach view Vacations Rental group operating this condo. Just didn't seem to have it together and didnt apologize either! Very rigid with policies, ie. no early check ins or it will cost you $75 each hour! The only advice I have for improvement would be to add a full length mirror and more hooks in bath areas for towels and swim gear! Some Windancer condos include beach chairs for the week. Please know that this one is not one of them. Chairs will cost $25 a day.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed in Windancer #302 from Sept 15-22, 2012. The unit badly needs updating:
1) none of the phones worked.
2) the disposal didn't work.
3) watching TV in the living room was unpleasant as the TV frequently made a loud buzzing noise.
4) many of the cheap plastic vertical blinds in the living room had been broken over the years and were stacked behind a couch.
5) there were no kitchen or bathroom floor mats.
6) we had been told that the beach service would ID our chairs/unbrella by putting either our names or unit number on them. However, that was not the case and using them was on a first come-first served basis. Some people were at the beach at 7:00 a.m. and would put their towels on chairs to reserve them for later use (hours later).
7) no beach towels or ice chest are provided by the unit.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 162 Windancer Ln, Destin, FL 32550
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Windancer Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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