ARIEL DUNES-August special $1300/week no fees
|Per night||$100 - $275|
|Per week||$1,000 - $1,450|
We were booked for the entire spring and summer of 2013, and now we are booked for June and July of 2014. Read the reviews to see why! Book a week in August!
Wireless high-speed internet included!
BRAND NEW FITNESS CENTER JUST BUILT IN ARIEL DUNES I!! The Fitness Center is filled with brand-new PRECOR equipment.
POOL HEATED YEAR-ROUND! Ariel Dunes is one of the only condos in Destin that has a pool that is heated during the Winter and early Spring.
PLAY STATION 2 (with several "E" games) and Pack & Play and portable high chair provided so you can travel light!
Get the best rates by renting directly from this OWNER-MANAGED property at one of the most luxurious condo buildings in Destin. We offer a MILITARY DISCOUNT.
Welcome home to paradise! Surrounded by powdery sand and the broad fairways of the Seascape resort, Ariel Dunes brings luxury resort living to the Emerald Coast. Enjoy this fully furnished, 2 bedrom, 2 full bath condo with concierge service and spectacular views from a large balcony with carpeted lounging area. Down the elevator are two immense resort pools for the ultimate play area, one heated year-round, the other with a kid-friendly splash and play area. Two on-resort restaurants complete the package - one on the beach (Whale's Tail), and the other a full-service restaurant in the building (Cafe Cabana) that delivers to your room. Cafe Cabana has an ice cream parlor, coffee shop, full bar and poolside dining as well. Immaculately furnished by owner with high-quality products. Stacked washer/dryer in separate laundry/storage area. Two brand-new gas grills have been recently added to the property. Cable and wireless high-speed internet. Queen bed in master with private door to balcony. Master bath has separate garden tub in addition to shower and double vanity. Second bedroom has bunk beds with double bed on bottom and twin on top and connecting bathroom. Large sofa pulls out to queen bed and the love seat pulls out to twin bed. Comfortably sleeps 8!!!
This is the perfect condo for families. The condo comes stocked with beach buckets, shovels, sand toys, boogie boards and pool floats. We have also provided family-friendly board games and a Play Station 2 with several "E" games. There is a pack & play and portable high chair for your baby or toddler. Stay at our condo, and you can pack light!
$50 DISCOUNT TO REGULAR SPRING/SUMMER WEEKLY RATES(AND NO CLEANING FEES OR TAXES) FOR ALL MILITARY!!!!! Send photocopy of military ID with your check.
Mai Lan Isler
|Mar 05 2015||Sep 06 2015||$225||$275||$1,450||$6,000||5 nights|
|Sep 08 2015||Oct 31 2015||-||-||$1,000||-||1 week|
|Nov 01 2015||Feb 28 2016||$100||$100||-||$1,300||1 month|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11%|
|Deposits: $300 refundable security deposit (write separate check)|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: $100/cleaning|
Very relaxing, very clean and great rate !
August 12, 2014
My family of 5 just left , and we were all very happy and comfortable here. Its a wonderful beach filled with families. The condo is clean, well stocked and the queen bed was very comfortable. We are hoping to make this place a family spot for us to meet and stay for years to come. Owners always answered all my texts and emails promptly . We didn't want to leave! Thanks for the wonderful accommodations ! xxoo
July 20, 2014
Our family enjoyed this condo very much! . The condo is very clean and fully stocked with all a family needs! The restaurant in the building was very good! The pools are nice also. A very easy and short walk to beach!
breaux bridge, la
condo stay j204
July 14, 2014
We were very satisfied with the property.. it was nice and clean.. loved loved the lake and bbq areas .. didn't like so much no elevators but was fine.. didn't like the broken blinds and uncovered bedroom windows.. didn't like no towels but I bought a few and left them there. I loved the ice maker and the refrig stove and microwave and large tv.. furniture was ok but not really comfy. beds were hard but clean.. I felt like I was at the camp. but overall I enjoyed the stay.. thanks so much
Hickory NC USA
Super Place to take the Family
July 7, 2014
Everything here was great from the guardhouse to the sea shore.Condo was very well stocked and clean upon arrival.This is a Great place to take a Family and just have fun and relax.
Terry Friedman Beachler
June 17, 2014
We just returned Saturday, from a fabulous week in this condo. It was exactly as Mai Lan described and was perfect for our family (my husband and I and 3 teens). The condo was spotless, it was stocked with everything from towels to a coffee pot. The pools were beautiful and it was just a short walk to the beach...exactly what we needed! Thanks for the wonderful trip!
March 31, 2014
Our stay was everything we wanted it to be. The location was great and within 5 minutes of everything we needed. Would definitely stay again.
Maria Kayun Cheung
Toronto, ON, Canada
Fabulous Stay Overall!
October 21, 2013
We rented this beautiful and spacious condo for my husband and I plus my parents and it was the most comfortable home for each of us. The unit is much larger than any 2/2 condo we have stayed in the area so far. The view from the HUGE balcony to the gulf is virtually unobstructed and at the perfect level. It literally was stocked with everything that you needed in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry - tonnes of linens and towels for your every day use. The beds are very comfortable so you'll certainly get a good nights sleep every night after the festivities! We spent time together cooking our meals - a great alternative to when you don't wish to go out. The condo entrance is located off the Hwy 98 artery (great when you have to zip around quick to other areas like Fort Walton Beach, Destin or Grayton Beach areas). My parents were wowed when they pulled up as the entrance leads from a golf course to the Ariel Dunes building. The condo itself is located closer to old Hwy 98 which is the scenic coastal gulf road that runs the length of the beaches for many miles. Traffic is must less dense and slower driving here. Very safe for walking, biking, scootering or scootcaring (which we did all). Mai Lan and family are gracious hosts to share their wonderful home with us. It is beautifully decorated with useful and comfortable furnishings. Most of all we appreciated that it was top notch CLEAN. Mai Lan was beyond helpful with answering any questions that we had. She took care of things in good time and with grace! We loved the condo so much we decided to stay another month even after my parents left. Rest assured you will be well taken care of here!!
Wonderful Place to Stay.
September 23, 2013
The stay was wonderful. Had my wedding on the beach. Mai sent us information on weddings in Destin before we arrived. The condo was equiped with most things we need even tape that we forgot at home. The view was beathtaking. Spended my mornings on the balcony with my coffee and my thoughts.
What a condo!
July 24, 2013
We highly recommend this condo we have rented 2 years in a row. With a splendid view to the beach from the 12th floor, a fully equipped kitchen permitting our 2 families of 7 to prepare the most fancy meals, 2 large pools we can challenge each other to do some laps, we have fully enjoyed our 2 weeks stay between swimming in the ocean and shopping in some well known outlets that are 5 minutes drive from the condo. Walking back from the beach, we are delighted to wash off the soft white sand using the showers at the building entrance. We have several times sipped nice cold drinks and watched the sun sets from the large balcony, after taking a leisurely nap in the afternoon. Thank you very much for making us feel at home!
June 17, 2013
This was our first VRBO experience and it went without a hitch! The condo was just what we expected and the area was nice and quiet. Appliances were all immaculate and top of the line quality. We very much apprectiated the pet friendly area and our miniature yorkie also enjoyed his stay!
Evert J Hauser
April 9, 2013
This was our first time vacationing in the pan handle of Florida. This was close to everything we needed for our vacation. Condo was nicely decorated and comfortable. Much closer that our usual vacation spot on the south end of Estero Island, Ft. Myers Beach. Great views from the large balcony we even saw dolphin from there. Owners were good to work with and everything went as planned.
Feels like home!
September 17, 2012
This was our second stay at the Isler condo but our ninth year visiting the area. This year when we walked in my son said "were home!!!" because that's what it feels like. The condo has everything you could need (except we couldn't find a pizza cutter...ha!) from towels to books my son could read to dishes! Mai Lan is a wonderful owner to deal with...always responds quickly to email and doesn't try to keep our deposit ;) this is a beautiful, comfortable and clean condo perfect for your stay at the beach!!! Thanks Mai Lan!!! Talk to you next year! Tate family
Million Dollar View
August 16, 2012
Had a wonderful experience this past week. The condo was clean, spacious and had an amazing view. The walk to the beach was very easy. The view when you open the front door is amazing! You see the emerald green and blue water of the Gulf. The balcony is very large, the bedrooms and bath were very nice and private. I will diffinately be returning to this condo when I return to Miramar Beach which I would prefer to do every year.
Great Place to Stay!!
July 16, 2012
We really enjoyed our week's stay at the Ariel Dune's Condo, it had everything that we needed. We were blessed and the weather was good and the water was perfect. The pools were also very nice. The owners were great and very easy to work with. It made our stay effortless! We will be back again!!! Thanks for everything!
Pam Cook Atkins
Great vacation condo! Easiest rental transaction!
June 18, 2012
Great vacation rental. Clean, spacious and the easiest rental transaction EVER. We loved not having to go to an office to check in/out. The unit itself has anything you will need. Great view. Very large balcony with access from living room and master bedroom. This was our 1st rental not being directly oceanfront but it was not a problem. The short walk to the beach was easy. Several great restaurants within walking distance and many, many within 2-10 miles. Plenty of individual, couple or family indoor or outdoor activities on site, within walking distance, or a very short drive. If you enjoy shopping, fishing, the beach, or golf this is the rental for you. And yes, the pool(s) are superb! It was great not having to worry about packing beach towels, toys, chairs, etc. Just pack minimal clothes (washer/dryer in unit) and enjoy. Thanks Isler Family for sharing your beautiful condo.
June 5, 2012
The condo was great. We were very close to everything. The owner was very easy to deal with, very friendly! We did not have any problems while we were there. Can't wait to go back next year. Thank you for a great condo!!
Salt Lake City, UT
A perfect beach get-a-way
June 4, 2012
This condo is beautifully decorated and has the most spectacular views off the balcony. The beds are super comfortable and has all the amenities you could need. We loved they had beach chairs, surf boards and paddle balls to take to the beach, The kitchen was fully equipped and really clean. Highly recommend this condo!!
Mmt. Vvernon, Il
July 31, 2011
beautiful condo and had everything we needed during our stay. people were very polite and had all the imformation we needed. i would highly recomend this condo.
WOW!! What A Vacation
June 12, 2011
Just pack your bags and go. This condo has everything you could possibly need and then some. Video games and beach toys for the kids. Boogie boards and more beach towels than you will need. The kitchen was stocked with everything you will need. The grounds are beautiful and the pools are wonderful. If you play golf, you can walk to the clubhouse (less than 5 minutes). The view from the balcony is spectacular and easily seats 8 people. We just returned and are already looking at the calendar for a return visit. The owner is easy to work with and responds quickly to any questions you may have.
Katrina Boerner Johns
spring break 2011
March 27, 2011
Our stay was perfect! The grounds are beautiful and family oriented! The condo was clean and stocked with everything you would need, including more beach towels than you can use in a week, very handy when you have multiple children! I have three children, the ages 18,15,11, and they all loved their stay. The owners have provided many beach toys (shovels, nets, buckets,frisbees) for the little ones, which my youngest loved and boogie boards for the older ones! It is truly accommodating to all ages. The balcony view is beautiful, there are several pieces of comfortable patio furniture to relax on. The kitchen is stocked with every thing practical you would need to cook. We will be returning every year as a new family tradition. Last, but not least was how accessible the owners are if you have any questions. I highly recommend staying here. It is perfect for families with children of all ages.
Hot Springs, Ar
Great condo with very nice view!
June 26, 2010
The grounds were beautiful, and the condo was top notch. We really enjoyed ourselves. We would recommend this condo! The owners are very organized and plesant to deal with.
Ruth and Mike B.
A wonderful place to stay!
May 30, 2010
This condo is in the perfect location, and was tastefully decorated and clean. The owners were very good to work with and very helpful. We had a wonderful time and plan on coming to this condo again!
Englewood OH USA
It doesn't get much better!!!
April 14, 2010
This condo is great. It held a family of six with no problem. We have 4 kids under the age of 9 and there was plenty of room. It was extremely clean and quiet (we went during spring break). And with a 7 month old not having to pack a pack and play or high chair was a great convienence. The view is great. The fact you don't have to check in/check out makes things easier. The pool is great and it is in walking distance to the beach. It is also in the middle of everything. You couldn't ask for more helpful owners. It was a very personal level of service with them and you don't see that anymore. It was a very pleasurable experience and we will be using this condo again.
Ann Arbor MI
Nice Spring Break
April 12, 2010
We stayed in the Ariel Dunes 12th floor. The view was amazing and the beach was wonderful. Our condo owner had the place stacked with boogie boards, beach towels and even an umbrella, so that saved us a lot. The layout was nice. I would not say it is a 5 star resort, but it did seem very nice for families. I think it slept the 5 of us comfortably, as I did not hear my 16 year old son complain about the sofa bed, but beyond 5, it would be cramped. I don't know how 8 would fit unless about 5 were under 4 years old. It was also nice to be able to grill downstairs by the pool.
Ocean Springs MS
March 23, 2010
The condo was great; well equipped and very clean. Seven adults all slept great. Lots of extras also. Priced better than others! Owner was very helpful with local info and always available for questions. Thanks so much. We will be back!
Great Place to Stay
March 22, 2010
We could not have been happier that we choose this condo. The unit itself met all of our needs and was absolutely lovely! The view was perfect and the shopping in Destin devine.
Fabulous Family Week - Beautifully decorated condo
January 26, 2010
Our week stay at Ariel Dunes was perfect! The condo was beautifully decorated and well equipped for a family of 5 to vacation at. At the time, we had 3 young children who each had their own beds...there was a pack-n-play for the baby. There were plenty of "accessories" for the kids - movies, beach toys, child feeding chair - that made it so much easier for us. We were able to walk to the beach & enjoy the incredibly soft, white sand, long walks with the kids, dinner at the local seafood restaurant. The kids enjoyed both riding the waves in the ocean and then playing in the very kid friendly pool before coming in for their naps/dinner. We would definitely recommend this particular condo unit to anyone. The owners were so nice & accommodating & responsive. We were fortunate to have a such a wonderful family vacation at such an incredibly affordable price. We would definitely stay here again, the first opportunity we get!
Great rental for our family!
January 22, 2010
The owners were amazing to work with, and we had a great time! We were there with our two young children. The zero-grade entry pool and the ease of zipping back and forth from condo to pool to beach made it a really family-friendly stay for us. Then the luxurious master bedroom/bathroom and gorgeous ocean views on the cozy balcony made for romantic evenings. It was the best of both worlds! I can't imagine a condo in the building being fitted with better furniture/amentities. It is gorgeous and comfortable! Stay here soon!
Great condo & wonderful owners
December 29, 2009
We were relocating from DC to Fort Walton Beach and stayed there for 2 months. We absolutely loved it. It's a fairly new building and the owners are very nice and accomodating. The beach is only 3-min walking distance and you can see the beach from the unit. You can also hear the waves crashing if you leave the balcony doors open. In addition, it's close to the Silver Sands Outlet Mall and many nice restaurants. Highly recommended!!
Lawrenceburg, TN USA
August 24, 2009
We stayed for one week and thought the condo was really great. The area surrounding the condo was very will maintained,the pools were really nice and the beach was beautiful. Condo was well furnished and we would stay there again any time.
Richmond Hill, GA USA
Wonderful vacation rental
August 2, 2009
This condo was perfect for what we wanted and had just about anything you could ask for. Very clean, comfortable, and location was great. The grounds of Ariel Dunes/Seascape are very nice and safety was never a concern. Everyone at Cabana Cafe was friendly - good latte's- and the kids loved the pool area. Would highly recommend this as a vacation spot.
May 22, 2009
Nice setup, met our needs well. Would highly recommend it. The only negative would be crowded beaches already in May!
Flipkey Review left on 1/5/11 by Merritt family from Wisconsin.
Our family stayed 5 days over Christmas break which was much too short. The condo is very comfortable and has everything we needed for our stay. Dealing with the owners was a very easy experience and we would stay there again if we go back. The area is also the best location in Destin so no need to look elsewhere.
2/6/10 Review by M & H from Rhode Island
So easy to stay here! Walk to the beach, two pools to choose from. Shopping and restaurants sooo close, even one downstairs. The condo was very comfortable and clean and the view was great! Thanks for a great stay! We will be back!
2/4/10 FlipKey Review left by Meiers family
Not only were the owners nice, but their place was cozy and clean. This unit provided 3 generations of room and enjoyment. We liked it so much we are returning again this March. Would never consider renting from anyone but these owners.
1/31/10 FlipKey Review left by punam123 (stayed Sept 2009)
This condo "wow-ed" us from the moment we walked in. The decor was gorgeous, the space was ample, and the location was unbeatable. We were just a few steps away from the ocean. And the pools were just too good to describe. We spent most of our time in the pool, as we were traveling with two small children. One of the two pools has a zero-depth entrance, similar to the ocean, so that kids of all swimming levels can enjoy it. Even the youngest ones enjoy it thoroughly!
The condo itself is so fully-equipped that all you need to bring along is your clothes! If traveling with babies or small children, this is a great place to stay. The owner has stored in the condo, a booster seat, a pack n play, plenty of indoor toys, and beach toys.
The location of the condo is ideal for someone who wants to be right in the center of it all. The ocean is a very short walk away. The pools are right below the condo. The grocery store is convenient, as are the best outlet malls! The area is also packed full with some great restaurants all within just a few miles.
There is nothing lacking at this condo, nothing I can say needs improvement. This is why we have chosen this condo twice for our vacations, and plan to go back again and again.
Feb. 2008 email (guest from Kitty Hawk, NC)
I was there for six weeks. The Condo was exceptionally comfortable with everything I needed in it. The outdoor pool was heated. Everyday I was able to walk on the beach, search for shells and talk with other snowbirds.
Many shopping areas are nearby and restaurants are plentiful. One of the best things was to relax and watch the gulf from the living room or balcony 24hrs/day.
This is definitely a bargin.
3/5/09 Email from R. Horn (Ontario, Canada)(stayed Jan-Feb 09)
We got home safely and are almost back into our regular routine. We enjoyed our stay at your condo. The weather was fine for us, lots of sunshine although sometimes windy and cool. Lots to do around the area. Golf and Cabana Cafe on doorstep and of course the beautiful beach. We walked it nearly every day. Also the Silver Sands outlets. I've shopped there lots..too often but prices were so good how can one resist? Visited the Air Force museums in Pensacola and Eglin. Went on casino trips to Biloxi (Bus from walmart parking lot). Baytowne village ( concerts on Sunday afternoons.) Harbor Walk village. Mardi Gras parade. Your balcony was a delight...sun all day. Condo was very comfortable. Having the internet was a big plus for us. Anyway we did enjoy our stay and send you our best wishes and success in renting your place in the future.
Summer 2008 from L. Jackson
We had a great visit to Destin. The pools offered something for everyone in our family and the beach was a short walk across the street. We were able to save money since the kitchen was fully stocked. The laundry room in the condo was also very convenient. Literally all of the comforts of home were there with the added benefit of the pools and beach whenever we wanted. I would definitely recommend this place. The owners were very professional in our transactions as well.
March 2009 from Melissa
Ariel Dunes is a gorgeous luxury condo. The pools (at the base of the elevators) are perfect. One is heated and the other one has fountains and is great for the kids. The walk to the beach takes one minute, and you cannot beat the "Emerald Coast" beaches--powder white sand and turquoise water. The condo is beautifully furnished with lots of extras for the family. We spent lots of time on the wonderful balcony just looking at and listening to the ocean. The owners are responsive and attentive. The restaurant downstairs is great for a quick lunch or ice cream or coffee. Would highly recommend.
5/21/09 Message from J. Adams:
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciated your beautiful place. My favorite was the balcony, but I know my husband and son enjoyed having their own space/bedroom, since we are all usually in one room when we are on vacation. The condo met our needs better than any accommodation ever! What a nice surprise that was!"
7/8/08 Message from P. Shah (visited a 2nd time in 2009):
"I just wanted to thank you SO very much for renting out your condo to us. It was the best thing we could have done for our vacation. Because you put so much thought into every detail of the condo, our visit was effortless. It was so convenient, esp since we had a toddler with us. It couldn't have been any easier, and we appreciate that. The condo was beautiful, spacious, nicely furnished, and so convenient to everything. Once again, thank you."
6/23/08 Message from T. Ricketts:
"Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay. From the minute we walked in we were impressed. Your hospitality of sharing food, beach stuff, etc. was beyond anything we've ever experienced before. The walk to the beach was very easy, and the pools were very nice and clean."