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Surfside Beach Resort by Counts-Oakes Resort Properties

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our room smelled. Cleanliness wasn't all that great. But it didn't stop us from enjoying our vacation. We had a nice beach view. I'm still not sure if it was worth it. The room was super super tiny. Same with the bathroom. There was a short narrow hallway into the bedroom. There was a small fridge and sink in the hallway. Be warned. There is a $160 cleaning fee when you leave. What really got me is a heading they wrote in their guest packet that said "Throw away your trash and put the dishes in the sink and fill it up with water." Please tell me what the $160 cleaning fee is for? Overall, I give this place a 2 star. Maybe 1 but since I had a good time in Destin, I'll be nice. Forgot to add, do not expect to BBQ there. The grilling area was a little lame. We were the only people there. They had what looks like a small pond but it was empty and a sight for sore eyes. This is just a hotel to stay with a nice view. Don't expect anything else. Also the booking process was a pain in the butt. They canceled my reservation twice. Had to go through a headache and finally got the room with a 3rd try.

Because of Tropical Storm Lee we had to spend more time than usual in our Condo but it was great we had free movie rental and enough room that we weren't cramped. Plan to return next year. The only down side was after arriving at Surfside I had to pay an additional $142.00 for cleaning and other fees and I wasn't expecting it. Otherwise we had a great time.

The Surfside Beach Resort is a nice hotel with a friendly staff. At check-in time I was surprised to find that I had to pay a $72 "cleaning" fee on top of the $152 I had already paid in advance for the room. Really? I'm staying one night. I'm not a teenage spring-breaker. Unfortunately, there would be no refund on a cancellation so I went ahead and paid the fee but thought I would pass along a warning to others. I expected to pay a higher rate due to the timing of my stay, but this hotel was definitely not worth $225 a night.

i just wanted to say its the worst time ever that i made a reservation through this website, as when i got there, they told me that i dont have a reservation in a first place, and then they made me pay 70$ check-in fee, and the room wasn't remotely close to what it is in the picture or as i ordered, so i won't make a reservation ever again through this website and to that place specifically..

Very clean, very pretty. Would be difficult to cook much in the kitchen so plan on eating out. Front desk help was outstanding.

stay on the beach

Surfside itself was the most amazing condo ive ever stayed in. [...]

I loved the room and the view. The staff was extremely friendly. Outlets and Destin Commons and restaurants were convenient. Stairs to beach were almost impossible with a handicap but a convenient drive to a public beach with a ramp. I will stay here again.

We do very little traveling. Compared to hotels we have been to, the rooms were very nice - much more space to move around. The kitchen was very well equipped, but our use of it was minimal. It took a bit of getting used to providing your own toilet paper and washing the towels, but it was nice having the washer and dryer. The beach chairs and umbrella were a real plus.

We had never stayed in a condo other than a Branson time share before. We booked last minute, and I was pleasantly surprised to get a room with a view. This condo is designed,however where most rooms do have an ocean view. There is a walkway over to the beach, but a lot of steps to get down....and back up. They did offer complimentary beach chairs. It was very quiet. We did have to pay a $140+ in fees that were not listed on the website. The clerk was new to the area and could not give us directions when we arrived. The rooms were very spacious, although decor was a bit dated. All in all a very pleasant experience. We would definitely recommend it.

1096 Scenic Gulf Dr Miramar Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Silver Sands Premium Outlets
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Surfside Beach Resort by Counts-Oakes Resort Properties places you within a short walk of The Emerald Sanctuary and within a mile (2 km) of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. This 128-room, 3.5-star condo resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like a private beach and an outdoor pool. Destin Yarn Shop and The Golf Garden of Destin are also near this Miramar Beach condo resort.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Royal Palm Grille, the condominium resort's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

Surfside Beach Resort by Counts-Oakes Resort Properties's 128 condos are individually decorated and provide furnished balconies, microwaves, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls and ironing boards.


Property features

At Surfside Beach Resort by Counts-Oakes Resort Properties, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include a fitness center, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Room options

Two Bedroom Two Bath

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Three Bedroom Three Bath

Twin 3 | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for Surfside Beach Resort by Counts-Oakes Resort Properties

Couples (4) Family (6)
2

nothing special. just an expensive hotel with a view of the beach.

Couples

Our room smelled. Cleanliness wasn't all that great. But it didn't stop us from enjoying our vacation. We had a nice beach view. I'm still not sure if it was worth it. The room was super super tiny. Same with the bathroom. There was a short narrow hallway into the bedroom. There was a small fridge and sink in the hallway. Be warned. There is a $160 cleaning fee when you leave. What really got me is a heading they wrote in their guest packet that said "Throw away your trash and put the dishes in the sink and fill it up with water." Please tell me what the $160 cleaning fee is for? Overall, I give this place a 2 star. Maybe 1 but since I had a good time in Destin, I'll be nice. Forgot to add, do not expect to BBQ there. The grilling area was a little lame. We were the only people there. They had what looks like a small pond but it was empty and a sight for sore eyes. This is just a hotel to stay with a nice view. Don't expect anything else. Also the booking process was a pain in the butt. They canceled my reservation twice. Had to go through a headache and finally got the room with a 3rd try.

By on May 24, 2014

5

great family getaway

Families

Because of Tropical Storm Lee we had to spend more time than usual in our Condo but it was great we had free movie rental and enough room that we weren't cramped. Plan to return next year. The only down side was after arriving at Surfside I had to pay an additional $142.00 for cleaning and other fees and I wasn't expecting it. Otherwise we had a great time.

By on Sep 8, 2011

3

nice hotel, bad "cleaning" fee

Couples

The Surfside Beach Resort is a nice hotel with a friendly staff. At check-in time I was surprised to find that I had to pay a $72 "cleaning" fee on top of the $152 I had already paid in advance for the room. Really? I'm staying one night. I'm not a teenage spring-breaker. Unfortunately, there would be no refund on a cancellation so I went ahead and paid the fee but thought I would pass along a warning to others. I expected to pay a higher rate due to the timing of my stay, but this hotel was definitely not worth $225 a night.

By on Mar 24, 2011

1

worst hotel ever

Families

i just wanted to say its the worst time ever that i made a reservation through this website, as when i got there, they told me that i dont have a reservation in a first place, and then they made me pay 70$ check-in fee, and the room wasn't remotely close to what it is in the picture or as i ordered, so i won't make a reservation ever again through this website and to that place specifically..

By on Feb 22, 2011

4

surfside

Couples

Very clean, very pretty. Would be difficult to cook much in the kitchen so plan on eating out. Front desk help was outstanding.

By on Feb 6, 2011

1

watch out for excharges

Families

stay on the beach

By on Sep 2, 2010

4

amazing condo

Couples

Surfside itself was the most amazing condo ive ever stayed in. [...]

By on Aug 16, 2010

4

clean crisp and courteous with a view

Families

I loved the room and the view. The staff was extremely friendly. Outlets and Destin Commons and restaurants were convenient. Stairs to beach were almost impossible with a handicap but a convenient drive to a public beach with a ramp. I will stay here again.

By on Aug 4, 2010

4

short beach vacation

Families

We do very little traveling. Compared to hotels we have been to, the rooms were very nice - much more space to move around. The kitchen was very well equipped, but our use of it was minimal. It took a bit of getting used to providing your own toilet paper and washing the towels, but it was nice having the washer and dryer. The beach chairs and umbrella were a real plus.

By on Jul 26, 2010

4

we will go again!

Families

We had never stayed in a condo other than a Branson time share before. We booked last minute, and I was pleasantly surprised to get a room with a view. This condo is designed,however where most rooms do have an ocean view. There is a walkway over to the beach, but a lot of steps to get down....and back up. They did offer complimentary beach chairs. It was very quiet. We did have to pay a $140+ in fees that were not listed on the website. The clerk was new to the area and could not give us directions when we arrived. The rooms were very spacious, although decor was a bit dated. All in all a very pleasant experience. We would definitely recommend it.

By on Jul 19, 2010