1 / 41 Gulf-front newly renovated beach condo



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Description from owner

"LIFE IS A BEACH" Beachfront Condo


RENOVATED KITCHEN & BATHROOMS including granite countertops, new cabinets, stainless appliances, sinks and lighting.


You can always reach us. We love to talk to our guests. 404/353/5253.

Ask us to e-mail you the video tour link for our "Life is a Beach" condo.

FREE BEACH SERVICE (March 1 - October 31)

That is a $35/day value! You get dedicated beach service for the duration of your stay - 2 chaise lounges and 1 umbrella set up daily for you.

Our completely RENOVATED, platinum-rated gulf-front 2BR/2BA condo is located on the 3rd floor.

It is one of the only two platinum-rated units of its size in the entire building.

It boasts expansive views of the beach and pool from its wall-to-wall & floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors as well as its private plexi-glass balcony.

It is PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED in a sophisticated color palette with quality furnishings, custom window and bed treatments, special art, and accessories. The entire unit is tiled with tasteful rugs warming the floors (no more dirty carpets!)


Brand new maple kitchen cabinets with satin nickel knobs

Brand new maple bathroom vanities

Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms

Brand new Stainless Steel Appliances

All new sinks – kitchen & baths

New tile in both bathrooms

New tile in both bedrooms

Fresh paint throughout the entire unit – walls, ceiling & trim

All new satin nickel light fixtures and fans

All new satin nickel faucets in kitchen and bathrooms

All new satin nickel bath hardware

Mirrored wall

New furnishings include brand new Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom furnishings in addition to brand new draperies and window treatments throughout the unit.

The unit comfortably accommodates 6.

The master bedroom features a king size bed and full bath including Jacuzzi tub and shower. It has a Samsung LCD TV and DVD player.

The second bedroom offers 2 twin beds and a full bath. It has a Samsung LCD TV and a DVD player.

The brand new living room sofa converts into a queen bed.

Living Room has a Samsung LCD TV and DVD player.

The kitchen is well appointed. There is a new washer and dryer as well as a large pantry for your convenience.

The entire condo is tiled - no more dirty carpets! Area rugs warm the floors.

Towels and linens as well as a starter kit of dish soap/powder, laundry detergent and toiletries are provided.


Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7345323

About the area

STERLING SAND went through an extensive renovation in 2014. STERLING SANDS is an eight story mid-rise condominium complex featuring 380 feet of Gulf front. It is located directly on the Gulf in the heart of Destin within walking distance of shopping, entertainment parks and a variety of the area’s best restaurants. It is one of the most sought after buildings in Destin. AMENITIES: 380 feet of pristine beach 71-foot free form pool (heated seasonally) Outdoor spa/hot tub Covered barbeque area with picnic table Beach service (March 1 - October 31) Poolside children’s activities (in season) Close to amusements, golf, shopping & restaurants On property parking Free Wi-Fi internet access WE STRICTLY ENFORCE 'NO SMOKING' and 'NO PETS' POLICY.

Interaction with guest

You can always reach us. 404/353/5253



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


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Owner Supplied Testimonials


4.9 stars (out of 5.0 stars) from 20 traveler reviews .

These reviews were posted at the popular vacation rental site which is now charging 10% Service Fee to guests. See originals by searching Listing 187886 "Life's a Beach"

• Pete, Nashville, TN
The perfect beachfront condo
The condo was truly spectacular with renovated appointments and furnishings throughout.
We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the gorgeous beach and emerald waters. The condo came with daily beach service which was a big plus. The owner was prompt and very easy to communicate with.
We have been coming to Destin and especially to Sterling Sands year after year. This condo was by far our favorite. We cannot wait to come back. It is a winner!
Stayed: September 2016
Submitted: October 6, 2016
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• Mark, Auburn, Alabama
Life is a Beach.... 
...when you stay at Life's a Beach condo. Centrally located, full accommodations in the unit and amenities of the pool and beach, breathtaking view of the gulf, clean condo and property. Easy access to the condo via stairs or elevators. The staff (can't remember his name) who helped us with our parking pass and wrist bands was extremely friendly and helpful. The owner was very helpful in accommodating us on a request....we asked on a Saturday and she was right back in touch with us. We would recommend Life's a Beach and plan to return. It worked well for our family. Our only problem is we did not get to stay long enough!
Stayed: April 2016
Submitted: April 26, 2016
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
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• Lisa G.
Super Special Spring Break!
My daughter, niece, and I had one of the best spring breaks ever here.
Opening the curtains and seeing the view took our breath. We could see the the pool area, the beach, and the mesmerizing blue water.
The location is convenient to everything. You can walk to lots of stores and restaurants. The unit is right above the pool and just a minute away from the pool area and beach walkover.
The heated pool was amazing during the not so warm March days. Enjoyed the hot tub as well. Everyone was super friendly... Including guests and staff.
The unit was spacious and well equipped. We felt at home. Be aware that the second bedroom is small. It has a trundle for the second person. No closet. Best for one person.
We would definitely stay here again! We miss the balcony breakfasts and sunsets.
Stayed: March 2015
Submitted: April 20, 2015
.Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Robin, Michigan
Fantastic Get-a-way
My family and I had such a wonderful time here. The place was impeccable. The owner was organized and so easy to work with. The beach service was perfect. We were so thrilled with our stay that I booked next year the minute we got home!
Stayed: June 2014
Submitted: June 18, 2014
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers

• Jim, Temperance, Mi
Just perfect!
We absolutely loved this condo. Perfect spot in the middle of Destin. The view is unbelievable from the 3rd floor. The sands and water in Destin is one of a kind, could not ask for more and we have been to many ocean front properties. This condo is great with wall to wall tile floors. The furniture and decor is wonderful. The kitchen is well stocked with top of the line cook ware. This is not the garage sale kitchen that many condos provide. The beach chair service that the owners provide is a $200+ value in its own. We will be booking again and look forward to next year.
Stayed: June 2014
Submitted: June 16, 2014
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Mike and Mary D.
Beautiful Condo
This 3rd floor condo was conveniently located by the elevator. It has a great view from the patio and is not too high or too low. Nicely decorated and very clean. Great restaurants, walks on the beach and in the neighborhood. Best beach and beautiful, clear, emerald colored water.Enjoyed the beach chairs and beach service. The owners were very nice to work with. I would recommend this property.
Stayed: May 2014
Submitted: May 19, 2014
.Recommended for: Families with young children, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

• Karla
Birmingham, AL
Great condo, especially for the price!!
Very clean and up to date condo in the best location. Right across from the Track and walking distance to the back Porch. Compared to other units, this unit has the best price! Loved how we weren't too high up and almost right in the middle overlooking the pool on the balcony. Will book here again. Thank so much!
Stayed: June 2013
Submitted: August 5, 2013
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Beach Bum
Perfect Beach Stay
Our stay was completely WONDERFUL! It was the perfect spot for us and my husband is ready to come again. We never stay in the same place twice but he wants to come back to your condo. We loved that it was on the 3rd floor with an awesome view of beach and pool. Everything worked perfectly and I could not believe how well the refrigerator worked. It makes lots of ice. I know that sounds silly but most of the places we stay always have a worn out frig that barely keeps everything cold.
Everything was very clean and comfortable. The beach service was the BEST. We normally drag our 10 x 10 canopy to the beach each day and it was so easy to just go down and the chairs and umbrella waiting on us.
My daughter loved her room with the trundle bed and her own bathroom. ?
I have to say that the complex itself was also very nice. They were constantly working on this and that keeping things looking nice and really clean. I was surprised that they had so many maintenance folks on the job.
Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us. I’m sure we will be coming to Destin again soon and would love to stay with you again.
The owner was a pleasure to work with. We did most everything via email and she made it very easy to get scheduled and make payment.
Stayed: July 2013
Submitted: August 5, 2013
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Andrea
Convenient to Everything!
The condo has everything you need if you have small children (a pool, vending machines, DVD players, a washer and dryer, TVs in every room, an open living room to play in, and my daughter loved looking at herself in the kitchen mirror wall everyday) The complementary beach service is great because it was a LOT less to drag down to the beach every day! The condo is centrally located and mere minutes away from most restaurants. You could walk the beach to the Back Porch easily. I loved how the elevator was just steps away and luggage carts were provided for hauling all of our groceries and baby items.
The owner was very easy to work with and made the booking process a breeze! The unit was clean and supplied with above average dishes and appliances. I would highly recommend this unit to other families.
Stayed: May 2013
Submitted: May 31, 2013
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

• Sun lovers!
Summitville, Indiana
Perfect in every way!
The condo Life's A Beach is perfect for our family of 4! Just as described in the details. This was our second spring break here and we are planning our fall break in this same condo. We love having the beach service included. With having a 4 & 10 year old, the location of this condo was perfect for us to walk to The Track or to get ice cream! We really enjoyed watching the dolphins every morning on the balcony!
The owners are very easy to work with and we look forward to many visits in the future!
Stayed: March 2013
Submitted: April 17, 2013
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Heather
Memphis, TN
Great trip!
We recently spent a week in Destin in this wonderful unit. The owner was wonderful to work with. Everything was easy and went perfectly. The unit itself is situated perfectly in the middle of Sterling Sands with beautiful beach views. The decor was lovely. It was the perfect size for the two of us but would have accomodated additional guests very comfortably. After our first night, we were so relaxed and happy there we decided to request an additional night. The location is fantastic and central to everything--food, shopping, entertainment. We both decided that we will definitely return to "Life is a Beach" for future vacations. It was honestly the most relaxing, easy beach vacation I've ever had.
Stayed: March 2013
Submitted: March 12, 2013
.Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Kayla
Evansville, IN
Perfect Family Condo
My family has stayed in Life's a Beach for the past 2 years and just booked our 3rd trip for this summer. The keyless entry is great not having to go pick anything up or keep track of keys during the week. Sheyla is always so easy to work with, and excellent to respond to any questions we have in a timely manner. As a mother of 2 young children this condo set up is perfect for us! The beach chairs being included are just the icing on the cake! If your planning a trip you can't beat this condo great location, price is right, and very clean! We look forward to many more years of staying in this unit!
Stayed: June 2012
Submitted: January 21, 2013
Recommended for: Families with young children, Families with teenagers

• Val
B'ham. Al
Family Staying for Beach vacation
The unit was just as described and we had a wonderful stay at your unit, right on the beach! We hope to stay here in the future and would highly recommend. Everyting was nice and clean and everything was well maintained. We stayed for 2 nights in August.
Stayed: August 2012
Submitted: September 5, 2012
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers

• Lou
Brentwood, TN
Perfect Girl's Get-a-way From Work!!
Absolutely loved the unit! Had a great kitchen and updated bathrooms. Sheyla was so helpful from the beginning and the end to work with. She answered all questions in a timely manner and made sure we had everything we needed for the perfect stay. Really enjoyed that the unit only had 8 floors. This kept the beach area alot more private for us than the other condos near us. The condo is also at a prefect location, basically right in the middle of Destin so getting to your favorite restaurants is easy. Only a 10 minute walk on the beach to The Back Porch. Had great weather and looking forward to coming again!
Stayed: May 2012
Submitted: May 16, 2012
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Melissa
McKinney, TX
Wonderful week on the beach
Truly enjoyed the condo. From the pictures and reviews, it matches exactly. It is a perfect fit for 4 and could do 6 with the sleeper in the living room. The daily beach service is what sold us and it was nice to have included. The condo facilities are a little older but the staff is superb and locations is perfect. We would definately stay here again. Thanks to the owner for being so friendly and helpful.
Stayed: July 2011
Submitted: July 26, 2011
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Barry
Lafayette, LA
Great place; great stay
We had a great stay. The place is beautiful and well maintained. The view from the balcony was fantastic. Great people to work with. I would definitely come back. If you're looking for a condo in Destin for a get-a-way, just remember: "Life's a Beach!"
Stayed: May 2011
Submitted: May 4, 2011
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

• World Traveller
Our Stay At Your Condo
We love our stay at your condo. The place was well located in the Destin area. It certainly met our expectation of a wonderful place. We took walks on the beach, swam in the heated pool, and did a few fishing trips. We have the best meal at The Red Bar and Bay Cafe. Both are wonderful find in the area.
Stayed: March 2011
Submitted: April 4, 2011
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

• Deb
Danville, IL
Our Thanksgiving Vacation
We were able to reserve this condo on very short notice and enjoyed our Thanksgiving weekend. It was fantastic. Because it was the end of the season, availability of restaurants and recreation were no problem. Our boat rental was at a much reduced rate. Due to Black Friday, there were many sales and shopping opportunities at the nearby malls in Destin and Sandestin. This condo is better than is represented in the photos. The weather was great. The beach was fantastic and we hope to return soon. The facilities were very clean and well-kept with no problems whatsoever. The traffic was very light. The nearby restaurants were all open and the food was great. There were many quality restaurants within a half-mile of the condo. The beach was pristine (no oil). If you decide to fly in to Destin Airport, this condo is a 15-minute walk from the terminal. It was idyllic. Our memories are keeping us going until our next visit.
Stayed: November 2010
Submitted: February 14, 2011
Recommended for: Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

• No Games
Danville Ill. USA
Winter Getaway
We had a great month in early winter. We had unlimited access to as much beach as we cared to walk on. The winter stays are far and away better for many reasons , too many to list. It is within easy walking distance ( 1 mile ) to everything we were looking for. The unit was very nice and hope to do it again.
Stayed: December 2009
Submitted: May 17, 2010
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

• TX-Traveler
Houston, Texas
Great views, fantastic facilities, good location
First of all, the pictures of the place are just like the apartment. Everything is in good condition, and you have plenty of everything you need for your stay. Remodel is actually better than the pictures.
Pros - Apartment was spotless and everything worked. The location in Destin is close to restaurants, groceries, etc. Having the entire ocean front wall made of glass gives you an excellent view of the ocean 24/7. There was no shortage of dolphins near the beach for your amusement. We were fortunate to kayak alongside a group of about 8-9 dolphins for about 20-30 minutes. The dolphins provided a great show with lots of activity out of the water - it was just an incredible experience.
The views from every room in that building are excellent - they are so close to the water you feel as if you can touch the ocean. The building management keeps the premises spotless. Pool is cleaned before 7 AM, beach chairs/umbrellas ready by 8 AM, and everything works in gym. We used the gas grills one evening and they looked brand new.
Cons - None. Perfect for 3 people, little tight for 4.
Be aware though, that the beach chairs and umbrellas are provided by a 3rd party. At the same time, folks at rental could not be nicer. They have chairs, umbrellas, and sea kayaks for rent.
A truly enjoyable place that has been updated to offer a memorable stay.
Stayed: March 2010
Submitted: March 24, 2010
Recommended for: Families with young children, Age 55+, Families with teenagers