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July 15, 2006
From journal Destin, FL, Summer '06
We got there late at night (as usually) and the check-in was easy. We asked some questions concerning snorkeling and the lady at the check-said that we should call the activities desk later. The unit was small but it had high ceilings that made it look larger. Each building is a 2 story with one outside door for both units access. After you enter with a key card then you need to access the upstairs and downstairs with another key card. You could reserve both floors (theoretically) and have more room. There was a fold out bed in the living room, 2 twin bunks beds in the hall and a queen size bed in the bedroom. I do not know how 6 people could stay in such a place. The kitchen had a mini-stove with oven with other full size appliances.
The cabinets were full of dishes so it was challenge-finding room to put the food. It was in very nice condition. The only issue we had was the drawer under the bunk bed got stuck and we had to get maintenance to come and they were really prompt. There was no washer and dryer in the unit, but they did have one next to the pool area. We did not have problem using the washer/dryer unless it was a checkout night and people were getting ready to leave. The bath was good size and had a shower bath combo. The ceiling fans were nice to help circulate the air. The first floor had French doors leading out to the patio. We left boogie boards and other stuff out there and nothing disappeared. The upstairs had a balcony but the views were for the most part another building. You could hear the upstairs people moving around, but it did not bother us.
They do supply tissues, toilet tissues, garbage bag, and clothes soap. The only complaint I had was with housekeeping not bringing supplies in a timely manor. They had a voicemail that they did not access. If you call them someone needs to answer the phone before they will come. The pool was small, but the beach is a small walk away. You do have to walk across the street, but they have their own private walkway to the beach. There was a place you could wash off, but it was only a shower type and it was not enough pressure to clean off your feet. While we were there, they had a tropical storm and the entire beach was covered with water. Other than that the beach was nice and really was enjoyable. There was not free Internet at the cottages, but there were cafe's that had it free including Whataburger. They did have a computer with Internet at Majestic Sun that you could use. Win Dixie was not that far away. Wal-Mart was a little further. We did go to the timeshare-presentation for $50 gift-certificate. A hot-tub addition would be nice.
June 30, 2004
From journal Anniversary Getaway
Warner Robins, Georgia
July 15, 2003
From journal Our trip to Destin Florida
July 8, 2003
If you are looking for a place to eat, go no farther. Destin has every type of food you can imagine: AJ’s Seafood & Oyster bar, Hog’s Breath Cafe, ice cream shops, Chick-fil-a, TGI Fridays, Outback Steakhouse, Pompano Joe’s Seafood House, Applebee’s, and a lot of local seafood restaurants.
There are plenty of places to shop, Silver Sands Factory Stores, Super Wal-Mart, Baytown Wharf to mention a few.
The Track is real popular with the bumper boats and the go-carts. So there is something for everyone.
Best Things About the Resort:The unit we had was just perfect for the whole family. Our daughter brought a friend with her and she had a wonderful time doing all the activities. She has never been to a beach before and we think we have spoiled her for life. After playing on the white sandy beaches and staying in this timeshare, she will never want to go to another beach or stay in a regular motel ever again.
All of the staff members at the concierge’s desk were very helpful with all our planning needs.
The activities were excellent and there were actually things that my whole family really wanted to do. We had so much fun doing the activities with the activity directors, Virginia, Vicki, and Pam. They went out of their way to make our vacation enjoyable. We went on resort tours and bike rides, beach walks, and played bocce balls on the lawn with Vicki and Virginia, and they were both very knowledgeable and told us a lot about the resort and the area. Pam did a wonderful job with the activities in the resort such as bingo, painting ceramics, making sun catchers, playing card games, and a lot more. They all get along really well with kids and it seemed they really enjoyed their jobs to the fullest.Resort Experience:The resort -- white beaches, emerald waters -- is a beautiful place to relax. The resort was easy to find and is located across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. The resort sits behind the Majestic Sun and is on Seascape property. There are five outdoor pools, one indoor pool, hot tubs, tennis courts, and golf course, and don’t forget the BEACH.
The resort is a 10-story building that sits perpendicular to the Gulf with a parking garage on the first three floors. All of the deluxe units have a Gulf view. You don’t have to bring a thing the units here has everything you will need. You can get beach towels from the front desk and you can buy umbrella and chair rentals from the concierge.
We stayed on the fourth floor. I think they are one of the nicest because they have the bigger balconies but the view is better from the 10 floor. We were in a two-bedroom deluxe. After parking the car in the parking garage, we took the elevator to the fourth floor. When we opened our door, we stepped into a tile foyer, which was nice so you could kick your shoes off and not track sand through the unit. There was a washer/dryer behind the door on the right and then a closet at the end of the foyer. One of the bedrooms came next and it had two double beds, 19" TV, Benches at the end of each bed. There was a bathroom with a two-sink vanity and a shower tub. The kitchen was on the left it had everything you could need, microwave, 12-cup coffeepot, stove and refrigerator. A large dining table with a bench seat on two sides and chairs on the other. The living area had a large screen TV, stereo, VCR, pull-out sofa, and a beautiful view of the Gulf out the sliding glass doors that led to the balcony. The master bedroom had a king size bed with a big TV, a lot of storage space to put everything, a large Jacuzzi and a very large shower, two-sink vanity, and a toilet in the closet.
We will definitely come back here again.
From journal A Wonderful Week In Destin
April 14, 2003
Destin is a GREAT town and beach. The Fairfield is playing out of its league.
One good note, all the other guest are ourstanding and friendly. I enjoyed their company.
From journal Fairfield Destin at Majestic Sun
Middle Grove, New York
March 26, 2003
We did not have an ocean view, but anything bigger than a suite does have a partial ocean view. We were worried about how small the suites might be, but they were more than satisfactory. It rained a lot while we were there, but we were right across from the beach, so anytime the weather got nice we could be there pronto. This resort also has an indoor/outdoor pool which is not listed in the RCI books. This made the resort quite desirable for our children who used the pool liberally on the rainy days. They also had two very nice hot tubs for the grownups. There were lots of activities and restaurants only a short drive away. The resort had a very friendly staff, who was very accommodating and quick problem solvers. This resort is truly deserving of their Gold Crown status!
From journal week on the Panhandle
November 14, 2002
Our 2BR unit was on the fourth floor, which has the largest balconies, but the view is better from the higher units.
Our unit had a washer & dryer, full kitchen, master bedroom with whirlpool tub, second bedroom with two full beds, second bath, and living-dining area with TV and sleep sofa. There were TV's in both bedrooms as well.
Fairfield's building is on the grounds of Seascape resort and Fairfield guests are permitted to use nearly all the pools on the Seascape property. We usually used the Majestic Sun pool, which has a place where one can swim between the indoor and outdoor pools.
There is a reasonably well-equipped exercise room near the Fairfield lobby.
The beach is a short walk across the beachfront highway from the resort. The water was warm, the sand soft and white. On a few days the water was rough and yellow flags were posted due to a rip tide. Other than that, the beach was one of the best I have ever seen. The "June grass" (seaweed) was still present, but not really a problem. We particularly enjoyed using boogie boards.
One day we went sea kayaking on a nearby bay. That was great fun!
From journal The Beautfiul Beach at Destin
Mount Airy, North Carolina
March 28, 2002
From journal Destination - Destin, FL and the Emerald Coast
pawling, New York
November 17, 2000
From journal Kenya Migratory Safari