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“Excellent honeymoon spent at Capri.”
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Capri by the Gulf
Ranked #28 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Reviewed 14 June 2012

My wife and I honeymooned at Capri in June of 2012. This place is an excellent value for a gated complex directly on the beach. Daily beach service in the way of chairs and umbrellas are provided free of charge to the guests which is a wonderful perk. Because the complex is rather small in size the private beach is much less crowded then those at larger complexes. We also enjoyed the fact that one may park directly in front of ones room, motel style. This is a very nice feature. Capri is convienently located within easy acces to everything, and the staff simply couldnt be more friendly.

Great value. Gated. Sparely populated private beach. Wonderful staff.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

We were the only tenants on the private beach - had a bunch of friends that we had made around us. Middle of the day, 4th of July weekend. The staff told all those around us to leave, claiming the beach was private and that there had been complaints. Not sure how that could have happened - no one was rowdy, we were all enjoying ourselves.

It was interesting to watch them also kick people off beach property that they did not own. The lady even made one group move their tent and chairs 3 feet over - they were over the line after all. Never again.

Let freedom ring.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank DC2011_2011
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

My family and I chose to stay here because of all the ad's claim "The condo is just right for couples seeking a private and quiet retreat. It is ideal for small families too" and "This west end corner condo is directly on 300 ft. of private beach." (to find these exact phrases in their ad, visit, http://www.top-destin-rentals.com/capri-beach-homes-116-on-the-beach-condo.php. ) There is nothing private and quiet about this property. Every night we have stayed here, my children and I have been woke up by all the loud partying going on in the room next door to us. We have asked the partyers to keep the volume down, however they show no respect or courtesy to their neighbor even when children are involved. We called the sheriffs dept. twice so far since we have been here trying to keep the noise contained, but again another disappointment as the sheriff's dept. claims there is nothing they can do about the noise even though there is supposed to be noise ordinances enforced, particularly on PRIVATE property. Property management won't do anything because all they care about is the dollars they make on renting out the units, other than that, they could care less if you are having a less than pleasant stay and also do not enforce the noise complaints even though they advertise "great for families," "private and quiet retreat." There are a number of issues with unit #116 as well, the fan in the bathroom makes awful loud groaning sounds and doesn't work, the tv in the bedroom has to "warm up" before it will work properly and until then it displays a white horizontal line on the screen for about 5-10 minutes. The deck has numerous trip hazards and is unlevel with several screws sticking out of the planks about 1/2 to 1 inch. I figured this out when I accidently stepped on one and it sunk into my foot requiring a tetanus shot. If you are considering staying here, please use caution and plan your stay carefully.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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7  Thank Chrisc60887
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

My husband I walked into the Capri office on a whim and were greeted by two staff members for Harmony Beach Vacations. They were polite, charming, and very funny, and extremely knowledgeable about the area. We already had reservations with another condo, but decided to cancel and stay here. Our room was adorable and had a very comfortable bed. The surrounding guests raved about the company and staff, and after spending a few days with them, we could see why. Nick, the maintenance guy promptly fixed our television when we were having issues. Ragina at the front desk was very attentive, and Erin was not only incredibly helpful on the beach but also in the office and really funny. We felt like we were the only guests and first priority. We WILL return.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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1  Thank Reagan15
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom condo at the Capri By the Gulf. It looks to be one of the oldest properties along Scenic 98. It has a security gate and a laundry but no swimming pool. Only a few of the units have a balcony - ours did not, so we went out to a small communal deck furnished with chairs and an umbrella for ocean views.

The condo had everything we needed for cooking and relaxing. Most of our time was spent on the beach. The condos furnish two beach chairs and an umbrella set up on the beach included with the rental.

The location is spectacular and the best feature of the property. It is directly on the beach. So many of the properties on this road are actually across the street and force beach goers to use public beach entryways. We loved the easy beach access.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank galveston_gal
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

this is a one story "motel", which is why i passed it up the 1st time! But then, i decided to stop and look at the 2 rooms available. both of them were awesome! 1 br/1 ba lil apts.(they were NOT just rooms) !!! EACH INDIVIDUALLY OWNED and decorated by the owners! we chose the one closest to the beach steps. the furniture was brand new , brown suede living room set, and two VERY comfy queen beds. we slept sooo good after playing in the sand each day ! the rates were extremely reasonable for being a beachfront motel ! i would tell anyone who goes to destin for the beach!! cuz they don't have a pool! but, for anyone who's like me; i go to the beach FOR THE BEACH ITSELF !!! When i see ppl in a pool beside the ocean, they look silly to me! its like i wanna holla at em ,and say " wth r yall doin in there, there happens to be an ocean right here! isn't that why u came to the beach in the 1st place?? " lol

Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
3  Thank springtheping
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Reviewed 9 April 2009

This is a very small property, pretty old-fashioned as far as amenities go, but the location is fabulous and the one story buildings are fantastic. It is way better than waiting on elevators to go up to the rooms or down to the beach.

Clean property, nice people at the front desk, and fantastic beach.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with friends
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3  Thank macalicious
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Address: 3100 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-3623
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
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Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #28 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Destin
Hotel Class:3 star — Capri by the Gulf 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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