The Gem

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8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms · RedAwning
4.1
(28)
3 Bedroom Gulf-front condo on the 8th floor of the St. Maarten building at The Silver Shells Beach Resort, one of Destin's most beautiful resorts - located directly on the Gulf of Mexico! Relax in both style and comfort.The Gem - This over-sized end unit features 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and so much more! East end corner unit has been totally renovated. Breathe in the salty air from your spacious balcony and enjoy a glass of wine or sweet tea along with the beautiful ocean view. A semi private elevator opens directly into the condo's foyer. There is a wide wrap around gulf front terrace with access from the living area as well as access from the master bedroom providing spectacular views of the sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.The king master suite features a king sized bed and master bath with double sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Immerse yourself in luxury when staying in the fabulous master suite. In addition to the master the condo features a queen bedroom with two queens and a third bedroom with two double beds. It also comes complete with a full kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, and beautifully appointed living and dining areas.The property amenities for this condo are unparalleled. There is a 7500 square foot lagoon pool, hot tub, kiddie pool, outdoor grills, basketball court, playground, on-site dining at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, on-site lounge at East Bar, and so much more!Guarded entry 24 hours per day!Designated parking space!Spend time with friends and family, enjoy the sun sand and waves, and truly get away from it all when you stay at this lovely gulf-front condo in Destin, Florida!3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Condo -1) King Master - With spacious ensuite bath with double sinks, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower and gulf side balcony access.2) Queen Bedroom - with 2 queen beds, private bath and balcony access.3) Double Bedroom - features two comfy double beds.Wireless Internet is available inside the condo. Within walking distance to restaurants such as The Back Porch on the Beach, Jim N Nicks, as well as grocery store, ice cream/candy store.All information contained herein is deemed reliable. Rates, minimum stays, policies, and availability subject to change without notice. Advertised rates exclude applicable taxes and fees. Age requirement 25. Please contact one of our Vacation Specialists for the most accurate and up-to-date information. We look forward to helping you plan your dream vacation!Cancellation: Cancel up to 30 days prior to arrival and receive a refund with the exception of the Processing Fee (normally $159 or above). Within 30 days (once your reservation has been pad in full) , there will be no refunds given unless you have purchased CSA Travel Protection. Stipulations are pending per CSA Policy.No package delivery to property unless a stay is for a month or longer. We recommend an Amazon locker orUPS Store981 Highway 98 EastSte 3Destin, FL 32541Damage Waiver: The total cost of your reservation for this Property includes a nightly damage waiver fee, plus tax if applicable (the “Damage Protection Premium”). The Damage Waiver covers you for up to $3,000 of accidental damage to the Property or its contents (such as furniture, fixtures, and appliances) as long as you report the incident to the host prior to checking out. The Damage Waiver fee eliminates the need for a traditional security deposit. Read more
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4.1 / 5 (28 Reviews)
5.0
Dec 2018
One of our best vacations yet!
Our rental experience was great! Actually the condo in person was even better then the photos!The view was magnificent! We loved sitting on the large balcony to enjoy the view and listen to the waves. The elevator took us straight to our condo. Location was convenient to everything we wanted to do. We traveled in March for spring break and nothing seemed crowded, the pool water was even warm. We would definitely come back.  Read more
4.0
Dec 2018
The Gem-a cubic zirconium in the rough
Overall, we had a very enjoyable month. The unit was clean when we moved in and the response to our calls to VRM requesting service re a couple of problems was prompt and satisfactory; missing kitchenware, and light bulbs. More serious problems were reported immediately but were not resolved in the entire month that we were there despite repeated phone call requests. These included the master bathroom Jacuzzi which did not work because it needed a control knob replacement, missing control knobs on the clothes dryer and a broken recliner on the balcony. We have stayed at Silver Shells for 18 years and The Gem is, in fact, one of the nicest units we have stayed in. Failure to promptly address the problems we reported was therefore very disappointing.  Read more
1.0
Dec 2018
Gem with out the shine
This home was nice at o e time. When we arrived the master bathroom had not been cleaned. The two additional baths had black mold all over the shower curtains. The kitchen walls had food all over them. The bedroom furniture needs replaced. The balcony furniture was torn and seats were ripped and you could sit in them. There was a broken clay pot all o we the guest balcony. Everything needed painted. Small appliances did not work and very few kitchen supplies were available. I have three rentals I. The beach in Destin I would have been mortified rent my home I. This co condition. The response from rental company was to send a cleaner who swooshed the toilet and left the rest of bath and kitchen untouched. We found two plastic shower curtains thrown in the units storage too. For us to install when we were leaving. A very sad stay.  Read more
5.0
Dec 2018
Great getaway
I stayed at the Gem for a girls get away and it was fantastic. We loved the private elevator to the room, plenty of room for us all to spread out. The view was spectacular! We wish the package would have included beach chairs at the beach but other than that we really enjoyed it.  Read more
1.0
Dec 2018
A Gem No More
The location is great! We have stayed at Silver Shells before and loved it. However, the Gem was dirty, the furniture is old, and the bathrooms were moldy. The outdoor patio furniture was ripped, there was hair all over the bathrooms, and there was a hole in the wall above one of the beds. I would definitely NOT recommend this condo.  Read more
4.0
Dec 2018
vacation
Very nice, comfortable, well equipped unit. This is the second time I have stayed in this unit at Silver Shells. Unfortunately for both rentals (august 2014 and june 2016) the unit was not ready when promised. I understand this happens during peak times but obviously the rental service is not adequately staffed with cleaning crews. I even called in advance for our June stay to make sure we would be able to get in for 4 o'clock (was even willing to pay extra to guarantee this) because we had a function on Saturday evening but obviously this did not happen. Another issue was the rental company had me pick up the key at a lock box behind a bank of mailboxes in an apartment complex....I felt as though that was very unprofessional / unsafe and not exactly easy to locate the lock box in this large apartment complex. I do not like to complain but feel as though the owner needs to be aware of these issues since they are paying someone to take care of this for them. Read more
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