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Nantucket Rainbow Cottages
Ranked #36 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Absolutely Awful! There is not enough letters in the alphabet to describe our experience. Bugs--big bugs, hole in the shower floor, curtains were beige color but had not been cleaned and were black. We were afraid to sleep there. This unit should be condemned.

Room Tip: Don't stay THERE!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Staying at Nantucket was absolutely fantastic! The condo was very nice! We stayed in 12b. The parking was right next to it and there were no stairs to go up. We were only a few short steps from the pool and right across the street from the beach. There is no view of the beach, but the beautiful scenery made up for it. It is a quaint little community. The people at ResortQuest were beyond helpful! We arrived early (we traveled 8 hours) and thought we couldn't check in. We stopped in the office just so we knew where we had to come back to check in and to use the facilities and the desk gentleman stopped us and asked if we were guests. We explained that we were early and he said no problem and checked us right in! Also, I had to switch the days of our travel at the last minute and they had absolutely no problem with it! Would highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank SMV081711
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

I'll start this review by noting that my husband and I lived in Destin for about 2 years, on Holiday Isle. We are familiar with the area, and in fact, always thought these rentals were adorable (from the outside) when we used to live in Destin.

We were excited to find this rental online for a great rate over Labor Day weekend. Well, the deal turned out to be too good to be true. The unit we were in - 12A - was run-down, outdated and dirty. Getting into the unit was a challenge. The entry door to the two units constantly got stuck because of the humidity. I often couldn't force it open and had to have my husband kick it open.

Then, once inside, the carpet on the steps was stained and dirty. There were two bunk beds at the top of the stairs. One of them had paint/veneer chipped off if it. The air return vent above the top bunk was absolutely disgusting. I don't think it had been cleaned in several years. The amount of dust hanging off of it almost made me gag.

The kitchen/living room area wasn't much better. The couch has stains all over it and the throw pillows were matted down from use and were pretty grimy. The kitchen cabinets had been sponge painted with a palm tree design (so 1980s), and again, the paint/veneer was chipping off the cabinets. There was a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster and blender, but no dishwasher. We didn't use the stove, but did use the toaster one morning. It couldn't even get hot enough to heat up a toaster pastry. Also, the glasses and dinnerware were mismatched. You'd be lucky to have enough pieces to serve 4 people.

On to the bedroom. This unit had a full bed. The dust ruffle was ripped. The coverlet was thin and grimy. The pillows had no loft. Our first night's sleep was awful. I called the ResortQuest office the next day and asked them to give us new pillows, which they did. If you have stuff you need to hang up, bring your own hangers. There was only one in the storage unit.

The bathroom had a stand-up shower, but no tub. Also, there wasn't enough storage space in the shower to accommodate shower items for 2 adults, unless you wanted your stuff sitting on the shower floor. The toilet paper holder was broken; a real pain in the rear when your roll of toilet paper gets knocked off in the middle of the night and goes rolling across the floor! There was no soap dish on the sink, so when you set the hand soap down, it was virtually glued to the counter top. The mirror had a wooden/particle board ledge which was peeling because of all of the wet items that had been placed on it.

Our unit had a balcony with white plastic patio furniture. The furniture was so grimy, though, that we couldn't bring ourselves to even sit in it. There was a vinyl canopy above the unit that hadn't been cleaned in years. It was covered on the underside in mildew and grime.

The pluses for this unit is that it's very close to public beach access. About a 2-3 minute walk. It's also just down the street from Destin Commons, the area shopping mall. The pool on the facility was small, but decent. The pool furniture was a bit ratty, but not nearly as bad as what was on the balcony of our unit.

It looked like some of the other units in this complex were nicer than ours. We might check those out another time, but will definitely not stay in unit 12A again or recommend it to anyone else.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

This is our first trip to Destin. We traveled with our 3 children. The cottage was very cozy and private. The beach was just right across the street; kitchenette with cookware and utensils were available which helped tremendously; ocean view from living space and balcony was stunning; quiet and peaceful complex; sufficient parking; laundry room by the pool- excellent pricing too!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

My husband and I had a fantastic vacation in Destin. The condo was SUPER clean and very nicely decorated. Pool was clean too.

You absolutely can't beat the location for the price. The beach is literally across the street (2 lanes) and takes 2 minutes to walk to. The street has a neighborhood feel to it will several people riding bicycles on the sidewalk. It's so close to shopping/dining but yet it's in a neighborhood setting so you don't get the noise from that.

I would HIGHLY recommend staying here! We will definitely be booking for next year!

Room Tip: Rent an upstairs unit!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Check in was easy, friendly and helpful staff. Property is in a great location, especially if you have teenagers. Located less than a mile from Destin Commons.Property is across street from beach, however, very short walk to beach access. Stayed in Cottage 9A, was very clean and had nice furnishings. Full kitchen was equipped with all the cooking utensils, which was nice, did not have to eat out.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank kaybug
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

I stayed here for Spring Break with 2 teenagers. The location is fantastic...it is close to the beach and close to shopping, but far enough away from busy hwy 98 to feel like a vacation. The beach is a very short walk across the beach (no view of the water). There is a restaurant that you can walk to in the condo building across the street (called 790...they have a great happy hour).

We stayed in #9. It was nicely decorated with granite counters and modern furnishings. Although the pictures of the property that I saw showed the kitchen and bathroom being small, there was plenty of space with all the amenities. The beds were comfy and they AC worked great. Huge TVs in the living area and bedroom. The property was very well kept and the landscaping is beautifully maintained. The maintenance crew was working on the flower beds and laying new sod in some places while we were there.

I love the area of scenic hwy 98. It is small road that runs along the coastline and it is only a few miles long (it is a couple blocks from the main why 98 and parallel to it). There are beautiful homes and condo properties all along road. There is also a run/walk trail that runs along side the road. We could sit on our porch and watch everyone on the trail while listening to the waves. The beaches don't seem to be that crowded in this part od Destin...even during spring break...I think public parking is limited, so you don't get all the crowds.

We went deep sea fishing one day. What a blast!!

I love Destin and now I found the perfect place to stay. I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 69 Crystal Beach Dr, Destin, FL 32541-3529
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #36 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Price Range: $136 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nantucket Rainbow Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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