About the Property
Destin, Florida vacation condominium rental BY OWNER! Gulf of Mexico Ocean View!
Sterling Shores Condominium is located on 10 acres of land, with 200 feet of private beach on the Gulf of Mexico south of the building, in the heart of Destin, Florida. Beautiful Henderson Beach State Park is just east of our property, and contains one mile of public beach on 200 acres of coastal forest and sand dunes.
Our Clean Team professional housekeepers are Covid 19 clean certified. Your safety is our main concern. We are local owners who personally rent and manage our Sterling Shores Condominium. NO HIDDEN FEES! BEST RENTAL DEAL IN STERLING SHORES! Sorry, but we are able to offer SUMMER SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTAL only. We look forward to excelling in customer service. Your vacation is very important to us. Let us help you make lasting family memories. Your DESTIN, FLORIDA beach getaway. There are only 8 one bedroom vacation rentals in the 160 - unit Resort. SEE OUR ONE BEDROOM STERLING SHORES vacation condominium On YouTube search on the internet: 'Sterling Shores Unit 312'. Our beautiful designer-decorated, one-bedroom, one-bath, NON-SMOKING/NO PETS Sterling Shores condominium home is located in the vacationer's seascape of fabulous, fun Destin, the deep-sea fishing capital of the Gulf Coast. Enjoy beautiful condo living open to the serenity of the sea. We have created your oasis in Paradise for leisurely days packed with as much excitement or relaxation as you choose. The pleasures of a 240-ft. gulf front private beach and club with a refreshing oasis pool right on the sand are steps way. A sparking 4300 s. f. lagoon zero entry pool, endless decks and tropically landscaped gardens, and even a 42-seat surround sound movie theater offer you beach life at its finest. There is also a nicely equipped fitness room. Adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and one mile of State beach. Walk to the Back Porch, and other restaurants and amusement parks including The Track and Big Kahuna's. Great golf, fishing, and shopping, including Destin Commons, Baytown Wharf, Grand Boulevard & Silver Sands Outlet, one of the nation's largest designer outlet malls, all are close by. We live in Destin and are glad to help with your vacation questions. We offer an exceptionally clean, personally maintained, and comfortable, smoke-free/pet-free, vacation environment. As of 7-1-2019, Sterling Shores is a SMOKE FREE RESORT. This includes the private beach front, the pool areas, and the balconies. In other words, no smoking ANYPLACE! We look forward to your vacation visit. Our rates are all-inclusive.
Sterling Shores has an amazing location across from a local favorite restaurant, Back Porch. It is a gated community on nine lushly landscaped acres and has almost 300 feet of private beach access. There are two pools, and one is gulf front and is heated seasonally. The other pool is fabulous for children, and our grandchildren just love it! There is a mushroom fountain and a zero entry feature that lets them be as deep in the water as they like--or just a few inches. Perfect for when they were younger! As with most things, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION is the biggest benefit to Sterling Shores. It is close enough to restaurants to walk, and a few feet from the beach. It is also close enough to walk to The Track and very near Big Kahunas. Grocery stores including Walmart, Winn Dixie, Fresh Market and Publix and Whole Foods are also in the neighborhood. There is not a better location, a nicer pool or a better value than Sterling Shores #312!
Why Kids Love It
AWESOME POOL with mushroom fountain and zero entry feature. Gorgeous grounds with tropical landscaping. Near Big Kahunas Water Park and The Track. (look for discount tickets on-line) Near bowling, movies, and Gulfarium. BEST OF ALL--they are at THE BEACH! OH! What fun! Kids most of all love making family memories.
We are local owners who want to save you money!! Sterling Shores is a 'stay and play' vacation destination. Walk to the Back Porch Restaurant, and Candy Man's for breakfast. Very near recreation destinations of Henderson Beach State Park, Destin's Morgan Sports Center, Big Kahuna's and The Track. Great grocery stores and markets with WalMart within one mile and The Fresh Market and Whole Foods (next to Bass Pro) , are wonderful 'foodie' experiences close by as well. Publix is less than two miles. Destin is a shopper's dream with the largest designer outlet mall in the country and dozens of boutiques to suit your individual fashion sense. Fine, award winning dining abounds including many of Florida Trends top picks or well as casual, waterfront restaurants that welcome bathing suits and bare feet. There are even restaurants with playgrounds right on the beach. If you prefer natural beauty with miles of sugar white beaches and award winning state parks with miles of hiking trails with some of Florida'a highest sand dunes and coastal fresh water lakes are here too.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Gulf front pool and large free-form pool.
Candy Man for breakfast right next door.
Back Porch Restaurant almost an institution just across the brick pavers.
Favorite Places To Eat
Pompano Joe's THE place for gumbo
Harbor Docks Gulf to table fresh seafood, like grouper, snapper, swordfish, cobia. We love to go for lunch. Also known for award winning sushi
Mellow Mushroom for pizza. We always get the House Special
Donut Hole and First Watch for breakfast
La Paz for Mexican awesome fish tacos and enchiladas
Dynasty for Chinese
Vintage at Grand Boulevard for fine dining
Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn was named #11 of 25 top romantic restaurants in the country by TripAdvisor for 2019
We live in Destin and rent our own condominium homes at Sterling Shores and Beach Resort. We love our award winning state parks.
BUT...give us a call! We can help you in so many ways with your travel plans. We are tourists everyday!
OUR COVID 19 RESPONSE
As the governor lifts restrictions on short term rentals with a commitment to following proper hygiene and cleaning practices that protect our visitors and surrounding neighborhood residents, we would like to share with you the steps that we are taking, and those we ask that our guests take, to help insure that our condominium homes and guests stay safe and healthy.
Below are just a few of the extra steps we're taking to help ensure our condominium homes are ready for your arrival.
• Our housekeeping team is Covid 19 cleaning certified.
• Towels and linens are laundered offsite.
• Welcome books and any other "high touch" items like magazines are put away.
• Cleaning staff wears gloves.
• Only FDA approved cleaning products and CDC or medical grade disinfectants are used.
• We have removed all decorative pillows and bed comforters.
• Blankets are changed between guests and replaced with ones that have been sanitized.
• Your safety and health are our top concern. We want you to have a fun and relaxing vacation—as always!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
As we reflect on our small beach town and why we chose to live here in 1996, I realize how much our community has to offer. I think you can find almost all the things on your vacation wish list in our area. The beautiful emerald water and the sugar white sands on our beaches is the obvious first choice of things to do here, but we also have the largest designer outlet mall in the country and fantastic gourmet and family dining. There is a zoo in Gulf Breeze and a wolf preserve in Chipley as well as the E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport. We have a water park, miniature golf, movie theaters, bowling and any kind of water sport you can think of. We have award winning state parks with outstanding hiking and beaches and even hiking TO beaches. Chautauqua Winery is in nearby Defuniak Springs. You can take a scuba lesson or learn to surf, paddle board, kayak or take a class in water color painting or yoga. We have even have had whale sightings reported. We are a world class fishing and golfing destination. You can have bicycles delivered right to the front door. Sterling Shores gulfside pool is heated seasonally.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 04 2021 - Oct 29 2021
Oct 30 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Nov 02 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Jan 01 2022 - Feb 28 2022
Mar 01 2022 - May 13 2022
Departure Cleaning fee: $90
Tax Rate: 12%
There are no booking fees or management fees. Total is rent and departure cleaning plus tax only.
Last updated on October 08, 2021
Bob and Diane Fiore
About the owner: WE LOVE DESTIN! We live in Destin and are business owners here. We personally manage and maintain our Sterling Shores Gulf of Mexico ocean view vacation condominium home, and will meet you during your visit. We enjoy sharing our bit of paradise with our guests from a locals point of view. Our goal is to help make this your favorite beach vacation ever with special tips on fishing, golf, restaurants, shopping, hiking, and adventures of all kinds. Family memories are what brought us here to live permanently in 1995, and we want your family memories to bring you back again and again!
Why this property? We are very proud of the like-new condition in which we keep our Gulf of Mexico ocean view condominium. WE ARE NOT A MANAGEMENT COMPANY; we are the original owners and live in Destin. Great location near The Track and Big Kahunas. Restaurants close enough to walk. Back Porch is a favorite of our family and is across the street with a great Gulf front view. Sterling Shores has two pools--one is gulf front and the other is a free form fabulous fun for everyone masterpiece. We hope you will visit
Calendar last updated: October 08, 2021
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: Sterling Shores #312 was a great place to stay. It was close to everything we needed and wanted to do. This was a last minute Spring Break vacation and The Fiores' worked with us on our dates. The condo was beautiful and was plenty big enough for us. The weather was great the days spent here and the water was gorgeous. We will definitely look into staying here again. (And the Key Lime Pie was great too) Thank you both again for working with me to help me make many great memories with my girls.
We really enjoyed our week at Sterling Shores unit 312. The owners were very friendly, knowledgeable, and their gift of a key lime pie was the topper. The unit had everything we needed. The bedroom was a little small, but the large bathroom and living area made up for it. It was a short walk through a courtyard to the private beach where we enjoyed many hours. The Fiores gave us many suggestions for hiking and for dining which we were able to enjoy. Overall this was a very nice place and we hope to be back someday.
One of our favorite vacation destinations!
Bob & Diane are great to rent from. We have rented from them several times and it gives us such peace of mind knowing that when we arrive it will be at a condo that meets all of our needs and whose owners are local and genuinely care about you. The condo is centrally located, has an amazing view of the gulf, a great pool, and is just steps from the beach! We had a great and relaxing week - thanks Bob & Diane!
Stayed: September 2021Submitted: September 05, 2021
Thank you for remembering us and for your kind words. It is always with great pleasure that we welcome you to Sterling Shores 312. You always brighten our days with your visit to the beach. We hope to welcome you again and again. With our warmest personal regards, Diane and Bob
Our Happy Place
This was our 2nd year staying at Bob and Diane’s beautiful beachfront condo! Once again we were welcomed with a treat, delicious Key Lime Pie!!! The views are so beautiful of the pools and ocean. My children absolutely LOVE the zero entry kiddie pool with the fountain. The ocean is a short walk away! Out favorite restaurant, The Backporch is also a short walk from the condo. We look forward to our yearly stay here. VERY clean, they are so meticulous with how nice they keep their condo! Very friendly and great hospitality can’t say enough good things about Bob and Diane, their condo, and Destin! All in all, absolutely spectacular!
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: September 03, 2021
Thank you, Leslie. We love having you and your sweet family. You always light up our day! Thank you for your kind words regarding your Sterling Shores 312 vacation. We look forward to seeing you next time your heart calls you to the beach! Our warmest personal regards, Diane and Bob
Fantastic Condo for Family Vacation Destin, FL
Diane and Bob were wonderful host! This was our first time to Florida and I can say Sterling Shores did not disappoint!!! Condo was very cozy, clean and was perfect for our family of 4. Loved all of the amenities inside the condo and on the condo complex. We felt like we were in a resort… beautiful pools, easy access to private beach with options to purchase chairs and umbrella, restaurant near by. We would highly recommend Diane and Bob and will definitely re-book our next time here. Thank you!!!
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: July 27, 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us. It was a privilege to host your family vacation. We are delighted you enjoyed your time in Destin and at Sterling Shores 312. We look forward to welcoming you again!
Best vacay ever!!! Never want to leave!!
Bob and Diane were so helpful in choosing this condo. They were so responsive in all my tons of emails and questions. It’s hard to find such genuine people like these two. Great condo and great location. We will surely be staying here again next week.
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: July 23, 2021
Thank you, Marjorie! We are so delighted you and your family made great memories at Sterling Shores #312. We hope to welcome you again! Our warmest Destin wishes always and all ways!!
Wow, 50 yards to the ocean, awesome
Wow, our first trip to Destin, FL and Sterling Shores #312, what an awesome experience from beginning to end, Diane and Bob Fiore made things so easy from the time we inquired about staying at their condo to actually making the reservation. What a beautiful place, 50 yard dash to the ocean and the sound of ocean waves while eating on the condo deck. Beautiful views and a book with all the local best spots and key lime pie in the refrigerator. We enjoyed a hike at Henderson Beach and a beautiful patio dinner at Harbor Docks. We will be back snd we are so happy to have such wonderful 40th anniversary memories, can’t wait to come back.
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: May 31, 2021
Thank you for your visit to our Northwest Florida coastal community, Kelly and Sue. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to hosting your return to the beach at Sterling Shores. Have a wonderful summer.Kindest Destin regards, The Fiore'[s
Destin Dream Stay
Just returned home from a week Stay in Sherling Shore's 312 unit. From the moment We walked in the door , We were in Love with the View from the Condo ! Just what I dreamed of! Paradise! Gorgeous Palms, Pool and Ocean view of the Emerald Sea! The place was immaculate and oder free!! Just like We love it! Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The mattress on the King bed was dreamy! Like sleeping on a Cloud! The kitchen had everything We needed. Bob and Diane were the Perfect Host and Quickly responded to any questions We had . We were delighted with the Delicious Surprise left in Our Fridge of Key Lime Pie!! We loved being Spoiled!! Just can't say enough about what a delightful experience it was to stay there ! On Checkout Day we awoke to Tornado Warning's!! We had packed the car the night before. We had hoped to leave early. The Weather Channel showed the Storm system was traveling Our Whole route home. I messaged Bob and let Him know we were waiting for a break in weather to leave and the storm system was following our Route home. He responded swiftly and urged Us to stay the night as They had nobody booked for the night. He didn't want Us to take a chance and be in harm's way. We were so touched by such Generous Kindness!!! How relieved We were to be able to stay and not risk the drive home. We can't Thank Bob and Diane enough for blessing Us like this. If I could give more than 5 Stars I would!!! Loved Our stay there!!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 13, 2021
Thank you so very much for your extremely kind words regarding your Sterling Shores vacation. We feel as though you came as rental guests and left as friends. We hope to see you for years to come. It will always be our pleasure to host your beach getaways. None of us get enough vacation time, and we take yours very seriously. We want you to have the very best experience possible, and we are excited to know that you enjoyed every minute of your time in Sterling Shores #312!
December in Destin
Very nice and clean condo in Destin. The condo has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the Sunshine State. King size bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed beautiful Gulf views from the balcony and easy five minute walk to the beach. Bob and Diane were very attentive and thoughtful. They even had a small Christmas tree waiting for us along with a special dessert for us to enjoy! We would definitely recommend staying here and would stay again!
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 10, 2021
Thank you for celebrating the holiday season with us at Sterling Shores 312. It was our pleasure to have you. Thank you, too, for your kind review. We hope to welcome you again!! Warmest wishes for a great 2021, Diane and Bob Fiore Destin, FL.
Cannot think about a better choice for a beach condo!
This charming condo was perfect in every way for our family of 4 (we have 2 kids: a toddler and a baby). Really appreciated Diane and Bob for making the check-in process seamless. The condo's very clean and cozy, well organized, with a king-size bedroom, great kitchen, large dining room. And what a great ocean view from the balcony!Sterling Shores is in the perfect location, steps away from the beach (with private access to the beach), , has a lot of great amenities like 2 nice pools, outdoor grills, etc, great food restaurants, right across the street. We had warm weather, a very clean ocean, and white sand beaches, what you would want more for a great summer vacation? Thanks a lot, and we hope to visit you again soon!
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 18, 2020
Thank you for visiting with us, Aliona and Constantin, and for bringing your beautiful family to Sterling Shores 312. It was our pleasure to welcome you. Thank you, too, for your lovely review of our condominium home. We look forward to welcoming you again next year! Our warmest personal regards, Diane and Bob Destin, FL.
This place was perfect. It was just my husband and I. We were celebrating his 65th Birthday. The condo was great. Loved the beach decor and the view was great. Very clean and sanitized. The owners Diane and Robert were wonderful. They even left us a fresh Key Lime Pie in the fridge. We will definitely stay here again.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: July 05, 2020
Thank you so much, Rebecca, for your kind words and for celebrating your husband's birthday with us. It was such a pleasure having you. We hope you will be celebrating many more special events with us at Sterling Shores. Everyday is special at the beach, so come often!! We look forward to welcoming you. Our warmest Destin regards, Diane and Bob Fiore
Let me just start with saying how pleasant Diane was when we first spoke. She is an absolute sweetheart. Took my children who are 2 and 4 on vacation to Destin and couldn’t have stayed at a nicer place. Bob greeted us at the condo when we arrived had some juice and bread for us. The condo was gorgeous, so clean! The view was magnificent. Overlooked the kiddie pool and could see and hear the ocean. We walked to the back porch restaurant a few times omgoodness the food was ahhhmazing!!!! So we’re the key lime freezes! I was worried at 1st about how long of a walk to the beach but the kids and I walked to the beach at least 3 times a day. The pool was everything being zero entry. My children LOVED it! I can’t wait to go back and make more beautiful memories with my Family at Sterling Shores #312
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 13, 2020
What a beautiful review. Bob and I thank you most sincerely for taking your time to let others know you enjoyed your vacation at Sterling Shores. We enjoyed the beautiful photos of you and your children while you were here, too. Precious times for a precious family. Thank you for including us to receive them; we felt like we were part of your fun times, and you definitely feel like you are part of our family. We look forward to welcoming you again and again. Diane and Bob Sterling Shores #312
Great place to stay!
Our stay in Destin, Florida at Diane and Bob’s condo at Sterling Shores Condominium, 1751 Scenic Hwy 98, unit 312, has been wonderful. From the moment we first emailed them, to the moment we arrived, we felt very comfortable. This was our first experience at booking online. Diane and Bob are always available if we have any questions, and answer all our inquiries in a speedy manner. Once we arrived at the condo it was exactly as portrayed in the pictures that were posted. It is spacious, very clean and bright. The condo is fully equipped. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. One of the two pools is close to the beach, is heated to near hot tub temperature, so be assured that you will appreciate your time outdoors to the sound of the waves.As extra touches, Diane and Bob had fresh orange juice and a delicious key lime pie waiting for us in the fridge. They put fresh cut flowers that came from their garden in a vase on the table. They also created and provided us with a things to see, do, and places to eat guide. We actually find the information to be very useful.If you are looking for a great place to stay, look no further and contact Diane and Bob!
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 08, 2020
Thank you Celine and Josh. We are delighted you are enjoying your March get away at Sterling Shores #312. Bob and I had a great time meeting you. We hope you will come again and often. There are always great adventures to be had in Destin no matter what time of year you visit, and your smiles and fabulous attitudes for exploring means you will always make memories to last a life time. We hope to welcome you again and again.
Sterling Shores vacation
We spent three weeks in December of 2018 at the Sterling Shores condominium. Diane and Bob were wonderful. They went above and beyond in making sure we had everything we needed. The view from the balcony was gorgeous. We were able to walk to a wonderful seafood restaurant just across the street for several of our dinners. Great seafood everywhere. Much to see in Destin and Seaside. We enjoyed several sunsets on the beach with a glass of good wine. Our stay was wonderful. We would recommend the Sterling Shores for a great experience.
Stayed: December 2018Submitted: February 07, 2019
We are glad your visit to our Sterling Shores Condominium home was enjoyable. Our beautiful Destin-area community offers a wonderful variety of memorable experiences in all the seasons of the year, including winter. We hope to see you in the spring, summer or fall.