Spent last week at Mainsail Resort. Reserved Unit 168 2 1/2 weeks before our stay through ResortQuest. Mainsail Resort is fantastic. I researched many places. This resort is one of the older condo resorts in Destin. Many of the owners whom rent their units have maintained them well. It was a great bargain compared to many others I researched. Units 1 & 2 are angled to where there is a good view - architects knew what they were doing when they planned this place - of the ocean and the beach, except the the first floor units. Unit 168(6th floor of 8 floors) was the last unit right above the pool. Yet, we had a good view from the balcony of the ocean and the beach - even when sitting on the couch of the spacious living room the view was good. Our unit had a washer and dryer. The washer was not functioning when we checked in Saturday afternoon. I called Sunday to report it, and a technician arrived Monday morning to repair it. I'm an early riser in the morning. Sunday morning after sunrise, we heard a big boom. Power in our unit, except for the kitchen went out. Other guests I had encountered that day from our Building 1 experienced the same power outage. I must have been the first quest to call because their staff were not aware of any power outage. Linemen from Gulf Power arrived in 30 minutes, and had power restored 30 minutes later. Later that day, I spoke to a woman who witnessed Rocky(squirrel) hop onto a transformer, and in a poof of smoke he was gone. Our 2 beach chairs and umbrella were included in our package. The damage deposit was small compared to many other resorts I researched. There is an outlet mall across the street(Hwy 98); it's close, and a short walk away. General Dollar and Alvin's Island were a short walk away. Publix was 2 to 3 miles away. Mainsail has nice beach house rentals on both sides. Thus, it was not crowded like some of the bigger resorts in Destin. The pool is big enough. There is covered parking which is underneath the tennis courts. In the past, I have spent more money on other beach resorts that were no better than Mainsail. We loved our first stay in Destin. When we do return to the Emerald Coast, Mainsail will definitely be considered.
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- Also Known As:
- Resortquest Mainsail Hotel Destin
- Mainsail Resort Destin, Florida