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“Very Nice!!”
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Sterling Reef
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“Very Nice!!”
Reviewed July 11, 2006

We stayed at Sterling Reef the week of July 4th. It was a very nice resort, great pool, great location, great beach and great decor. Our condo was top notch, and had everything we needed. The big balconies are great too. We rented thru the owner on VRBO, and he was very easy to deal with. The staff was always very nice and helpful too. They even have free DVD rental, which was really nice on a rainy night! My only complaints were the elevators, they only had two (not air conditioned) and sometimes you had to wait about 10-15 minutes for these (it did get better at the end of the week, when it was not as busy). And check-in does not start until 3 pm, and is not absolutely guaranteed until 6 pm. Our unit was ready about 3:15, but I still think thats a little late. We saw 2 families really get ugly because their room was not ready, but if you know that ahead of time, you have no reason to complain. Also, I did not see any kind of places to eat down by the pool. Most places have somekind of grill that sells burgers, sandwiches, etc., that would have been nice.
Overall, we had a great time at Sterling Reef and will definately be back!

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Reviewed April 24, 2006

We had a blast at the sterling reef resorts in Panama City. The condos were well decorated and with very nice views. The pool was little small but they have a hot pool and a regular pool. They are right next to the water park which was also great adventure.

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Reviewed March 1, 2006

Sterling Reef has been our best condo experience yet. "Beautiful and family oriented" Our kids loved the two huge pools right on the beach and the beach there is awesome. It was great to be close to Shipwreck Island and in walking distance to great restaurants and Alvins Island and the kids loved fishing off the county pier which is in walking distance. The staff were very helpful, the unit was very clean and the grounds were beautiful. You can't get any better than this.
We rented from an owner and our unit was beautifully decorated and had everything we could have asked for.
You could not ask for a nicer place to stay. We will definitely go back to Sterling Reef.

Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed February 27, 2006

We stayed at the Sterling Reef condominiums for five weeks January - February 2006 for a rate not to be beaten. They offered a great winter rate -- but more importantly, our setup was a wonderful 2 bedroom 2 bath unit with full, inhouse laundry! The unit had a huge balcony, two sliding glass doors, patio furniture (breakfast in the sun) the interior was nicely furnished, with full electronics & well decorated in classic neutrals - King & Queen size beds. All linens & kitchen accessories, ice maker in fridge, stove & microwave! Includes a two level pool (one part fully heated seasonally). Also a great gym (no extra charge) & activity room with a large screen television, comfy sofas & chairs & mini kitchen. Staff set up cards & other activities for guests, arranged tours for our friends/family, always with a smile & provided lots of local information. The building is only one year old and is a sister property to the Sterling Beach condo on the other end of the beach. The property was immaculate & includes covered parking, with overnight security. Office staff always available for enquiries. We had two minor needs : a vacuum and some tea cups were missing from the unit when we checked in. The manager himself came up within minutes (we had dinner guests but did not notice the missing tea cups!) and the maid service looked after the vacuuming. In March they will also offer free movies and DVDs for renters. We paid a one time cleaning fee and a small damage deposit. What impressed us the very most was the management and staff -- no request was a problem, and they made our first time visit to the Panhandle wonderful. We conopared a number of other properties but found that Sterling Reef cannot be beaten for price or accomodation!! S & G Reddom Ottawa Canada

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Property: Sterling Reef
Address: 12011 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3443
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sterling Reef 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sterling Reef is a high-rise beachfront condominium located next to Shipwreck Island and near other family activities and popular restaurants. Sterling Reef offers 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom fully-equipped condominiums with private balconies in a resort setting that includes a beachside pool, grill area, and fitness center. Amenities include garage parking, meeting/reception facilities, and free high-speed Internet access. Sterling Resorts guests enjoy unlimited free DVD rentals and access to the nearby Bay Point Resort. ... more   less 
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