Despite visiting the Destin/Seagrove area for 20 years, we had never noticed or heard of the Villas until the Coastal Living article ran. We decided to give it a try since we were only going down for 4 days. There are three structures on site (couple of 3 story bldgs and the villas).
We were extremely fortunate in my view to have gotten villa A-1, as it is the unit nearest the ocean and one of only two units that had it's own private outdoor hot tub. Since these units run perpendicular to the beach, A-1 sits literally at the edge of the bluff so this unit has a completely unobstructed view of the gulf. Sitting in the hot tub on a clear cool October night was certainly a more private and unique experience than is available at most multi-unit properties.
So far as the room, this is defintely old style Florida. It was clean and comfortable but you should realize that the units are really just one big room, plus a glassed in sitting area (which had a great view by the way). The "bedroom" is separated only by a portable folding partition. Since we were there with our kids (14 and 8), there was no real opportunity for privacy. There is only one TV and the kitchenette had a small refrigerator, 2 burner cooktop and no dishwasher, so if eating in is a big thing for you this may not be adequate.
In my view, the villas can be a delightful experience for a couple who are looking for a quiet place to read and relax but you would have to really love your kids to enjoy this set up for a whole week. We enjoyed our short stay there.
Footnotes: they no longer have free bikes on property; beach access was out due to hurricane damage so getting down to the beach was not convenient...ask whether reconstruction is complete. The bathroom was good as was the shower. Kids bunk beds were good. It's only about a mile walk to the Town of Seaside, which was nice. Lastly, the on site staff were some really nice people.
- Also Known As:
- Seagrove Villas Hotel Seagrove Beach