2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom - Sleeps 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Ariel Dunes II
Upon arriving my family did notice how dirty the unit was, items were left from previous renters and very dusty and floors had not been cleaned, I realize that it is the beach, but Kathy is not getting her monies worth out of her cleaning company. I contacted Kathy on the second day, to let her know of items that were left,and the over all unit not being cleaned or having towels. I also told her that we did not want to be bothered with cleaning company coming back in while we were on vacation, but wanted her to know of the matter. She replied and was grateful for us letting her know. I would want to know if the people whom clean for us were not doing their jobs. Other than that the room was wonderful and view was breathtaking. We have brought our family to Ariel Dunes for the last 15 years, and will go back again next year. One thing that has changed in the units is a water saver, and the workers at the resort was washing the outside of our unit and the water on our floor was shut off, another time my son and I were both using both showers at the same time (both had soap and shampoo already lathered up) the water shut off, my husband had to call and have them reset it. we were not fans of the new water sysetem to say the least.
Fabulous view and comfortable digs
Overall, the property is in excellent shape with just some minor cleanliness issues. Nothing that would deter me from staying in this unit again and again. The kitchen is acceptably equipped, the beds are very comfy and the furniture is clean and in good shape. Nothing against the owners, but every time I have stayed at Ariel Dunes the property management has needed to enter for one reason or another, and this trip was no different. It's a bit intrusive. The whole rental process and check-in was super easy. The only real complaint I have are all of the fees and taxes. I would recommend this unit to family and friends.
We would definitely stay here again.
Close to the beach, beautiful view, cozy and not over crowded with other vacationers.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I hope we hear from you again soon!!!
Bye for now,
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The propert is decent for the money that you pay (we went off season so it wasn’t too bad). I would like to mention the following positive aspects:
- the views of the gulf from the 21st floor are stunning
- proximity to the beach (although you do have to cross the road, it is only about a 10 min walk) Keep in mind - there are steps leading down to the beach and if you have a beach wagon/stroller you will have to carry it.
- the beach is very clean
- there are three swimming pools available to the guests. The kids loved it.
- Kathy - the property manager - was absolutely great! We couldn’t figure out how to get the tv in the living room to work and she personally stopped by the unit to help.
The negative aspects:
- the floors had not been washed for quite some time. The bottoms of our feet turned black after walking barefoot. I do have to say that the property manager was very responsive and offered to have the cleaning crew come back and take care of the issue. By then however, I had already washed the floors.
- the patio screen door was broken
- the washer/dryer unit was very old. I had to run the drier a few times to get the job done.
It is hard not to have a good time on the gulf - the emerald water, white sugar sand and the numerous activities for kids and adults. I especially recommend snorkeling and the Gulfarium (about a 20 min drive from the condo) We’ll definitely come back!
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I am so sorry you felt the floors had not been cleaned. They were cleaned but it appeared that the housekeeper tried a new solution for cleaning that left a residue on the floors!
I will let the owner know of the problem with the dryer as well!
I hope we hear from you again soon!!!!
Bye for now,
Lovely Stay in Destin
We had a wonderful stay in Destin at this lovely condo. The view from the balcony on the 21st floor was amazing. The condo was clean, well kept, and the beds were comfortable. The walk to the beach is short, so we didn't spend any time at the pool. But it also looked very nice. Kathleen was very responsive to any questions we had. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we hear from you again soon! Thank you for the great review!
We loved our stay at Ariel Dunes in Miramar beach! The condo is lovely! The only complaint we have .. is that it wasn’t as clean as we would like upon our arrival! Counters had crumbs on them and bedroom end tables were dusty and our feet were dirty if we walked barefoot! Other than that I would rate the stay 5 stars! Owners are easy to work with! 😊�
I am so sorry you did not find the condo in pristine shape! I wish you had let me know as soon as you arrived! I would have had the cleaners back there asap! It is very unusual for this crew to have had a complaint but I will find out what happened! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay though!
Bye for now,
Situated in the Seascape Community, Ariel Dunes towers over the adjacent golf course and offers breath-taking views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as magnificent views across the golf course to the Choctawhatchee Bay.
When you enter off of Scenic Gulf Drive and proceed through the security gate, you will instantly know that you have chosen the perfect vacation destination! While pulling up in to the building's drive thru entry court and main floor lobby, you will immediately admire the expansive pools (some of the largest in Destin) which total in excess of 11,000 square feet which include several waterfalls, as well as the large adjacent deck areas and extensive landscaping. As an added benefit the enormous pools include a section that is heated as well as lots of lounge chairs.
Golf: Dont forget our wonderful Golf courses!
There are (10) Championship golf courses within four (4) miles of this condo. Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs.