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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Emerald Waters condo description

This unit was totally renovated in Nov/Dec 2010 with new kitchen, flooring, doors and moldings, furniture, paint and decor. High ceilings with crown molding, travertine tile, granite counters and modern fixtures will provide a comfortable yet luxurious indoor lifestyle. What awaits you outside is a large patio directly on the pool and hottub. Directly across the street is a private, deeded beach access to the world's most beautiful beaches.

Keywords: Destin, gulf view, Miramar Beach, ground floor, easy access

Property Type

  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • On floor 1
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • Master Bath features a whirlpool tub.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Everything you might need!...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Huge parking lot...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Blu-ray DVD player in living room and regular DVD players in both bedrooms...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) Flat screen TVs in the living room and both bedrooms...moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Be sure to bring your lap tops and tablets and keep in touch with friends and family....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool
              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Over looking community Hot tub and Pool...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect for pet owners!

                    Perfect for pet owners!

                    • Guest Marie K. (florence,alabama)
                    • Date of stay 10/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                    Once again I stayed in this condo for a month and love it more each time! Comfortable, convenient and could ask for no more ( : It's home away from home with the beach almost @ your door step. I would recommend this unit to anyone and have already booked several more reservations which speaks for itself. There was several disputes however with K.@ Southern Resort and would highly suggest working with owner Pat Lemay who is a very wonderful lady and gets things straightened out so you don't have to. Thanks again Pat for an awesome month!!!!!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • As wonderful as promised!

                    As wonderful as promised!

                    • Guest Alice C.
                    • Date of stay 04/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/12/13
                    When I first looked into renting this condo I called the owner, Pat, who was friendly and very helpful answering all of my questions and making feel at ease with the rental process. I was able to see the available dates on line which was really helpful and a huge time saver. We rented the Condo over spring break. My family and I arrived to a beautiful and clean condo that was ready when promised and exactly as pictured. Everything we needed to cook and stay for a week was in the condo, there is a grocery store just down the road that was quick and easy to get to so fixing our own meals was simple. The heated pool and hot tub were clean, well cared for, and never felf over crowded. This ground floor Condo could not have been better. The beach, which is just across the street, literally steps away, has beautiful white sand, we were able to see dolphins swimming in the water while laying in the sun on two seperate occosions. There are several restraunts nearby. We spent an evening at FudPuckers with our 3 16 year old girls, the food was great. This place is alot of fun, you can feed the alligators, sign the walls, and the there is teen night in the evening which the kids really enjoyed. Just down the road from FudPuckers is The Track, which is a go cart track like no other I have seen... also a must stop for the kids and the kids a heart. I only had to contact to rental company one time to have the door combination reset. A "real person" answered quickly, fixed my problem immediatly, and was kind and friendly. We never had issues with out of control "spring breakers", this is really more of a family friendly Condo and the sherriff department patrolled often even walking up by the pool after hours to make sure there was no problems. Needless to say, none of us wanted to leave and we will most definitely be going back to stay.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much, Alice, for your kind words. I am so delighted that your trip to celebrate your triplets birthday was a success for the whole family. Vacations such as yours can be so important to a family. You will have these memories forever. It gives me great satisfaction when I hear my renters have had a wonderful time. Please come back any time. Sincerely, Pat

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • excellent vacation

                    excellent vacation

                    • Guest rit (georgia)
                    • Date of stay 09/03/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/15/12
                    pat, thank you for renting us your condo for the month of september. My husband and i had a wonderful time. The condo was very clean which is important to me. the location was close to everything and good resturants were close by. The beach was right across the street. I would recommend this condo it had everything i needed even more than i expected. Thanks Again for a wonderful time. I Hope we can stay again soon. my only regret is I hate the price went up for september next year..

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Rita, I am so happy that you and your husband had a good vacation. I hope it was relaxing too. I thank you for your kind words. The truth about the rent charged this year is that your rent was my mistake. I noticed it a couple of months before September and decided not to correct it because it had been in VRBO since November, or so, of last year and someone might be actively considering it. If so, I didn't want to disappoint them. You just got a good deal. I'm glad you grabbed it and I'm also glad you enjoyed it so. Sincerely, Pat LeMay

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                  • Emerald Waters 104

                    Emerald Waters 104

                    • Guest Nanny and Bubba (Luling La)
                    • Date of stay 05/26/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/03/12
                    We just returned from our much-too-short one week stay in your condo. Everything was exactly as described so there were no surprises (except good ones!). Having stayed in another unit in Emerald Waters previously, we were familiar with the property and knew we liked the location. We opted to go with a ground floor unit this time to avoid elevator trips. We chose yours and it was wonderful-very pretty and super clean! I prefer tile floors-which this unit has throughout- because they are so much cleaner than most carpets I've seen. Loved the kitchen cabinets. Everything about this unit was great and we cannot wait for an opportunity to return again. Thank you Pat for providing us with many wonderful memories!

                    Owner response: I am so happy, Chanda, that you and your party had a good vacation in my condo. People like you make glad I am renting it out! Please come back any time. Pat

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                  • Fantastic Condo

                    Fantastic Condo

                    • Guest Vicki (Oklahoma)
                    • Date of stay 05/19/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/25/12
                    The condo is great. Updated and clean, clean!!!! So close to the beach to walk. If I'm back in the area definetely will stay there again if available.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: I'm delighted that you and your girl friends had a great time! I believe "girls get-a-ways" are good for your mental health! I do hope you make this a regular get-together. Sincerely, Pat

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                  • Catherine and Roy, Nova Scotia, Canada

                    Catherine and Roy, Nova Scotia, Canada

                    • Guest Roy and Catherine (Heatherton, Nova Scotia, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 12/30/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/05/12
                    What a terrific winter we had in Destin. We arrived at the condo at the end of Dec and stayed until the end of March. Everything was in perfect order. The unit is beautiful and full of everything one could need to make the stay very pleasant. The grounds crew were on site daily and kept everything pristine. Emerald Waters is in the perfect location to be easily and quickly accessible to great restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Our only disappointment is that the condo association does not heat the pool until March. We countered that with plenty of enjoyable conversations in the hottub which was right outside our patio door. We have booked a return to this unit and are looking forward to it. Infact, we have increased the length of our next stay by an additional month!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Owner response: Catherine, I am so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your winter in my condo! I am looking forward to your visit next year and delighted to rent to you! Pat

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                  • Fabulous place!

                    Fabulous place!

                    • Guest Kansas City (Overland Park, Kansas)
                    • Date of stay 10/01/11
                    • Review Submitted 11/17/11
                    I spent the month of October in the condo, and couldn't have asked for anything better. Pat and Southern Resorts were delightful to work with. The pictures are accurate, but the rooms are larger than they appear. I was looking for a quiet, relaxing get-away, and that's exactly what I got. The condo is immaculate, pretty, and anything you need is there- from the kitchen utensils to the comfortable beds to the beautiful sands of Destin, less than a minute walk from my home away from home. The wi-fi was dependable, so I was able to get a lot of work done while there. Parking is directly in front of the front door, so it is easy to load in and load out of the condo- important since I was traveling alone. What a terrific place! Thank you Pat, for letting me share your little slice of heaven.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Owner response: I can't tell you how thrilled I am to hear your vacation was so perfect! Your review has made my day ... week ... no, my whole month. I feel that if I can please the people I rent to, make them truely comfortable, they will take care of the condo as if it is their own, and hopefully come back to stay again. Thank you for staying with us and I hope we can serve you again soon. Sincerely, Pat LeMay

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Excellent Condo and REALLY Clean!

                    Excellent Condo and REALLY Clean!

                    • Guest Jamie (Atlanta, GA)
                    • Date of stay 05/12/11
                    • Review Submitted 08/07/11
                    We travel to Destin about twice a year and have stayed at some great places. This by far is the BEST! Pat handled our reservation very well and the pictures are exactly how the place is. Best of all...it was Clean. That is very important to me. I felt instantly comfortable on arrival. Everything was easy to locate and control. The kitchen is well stocked and we used it everyday. The access to the beach is literally across the street. I highly recommend this condo. It was renovated so well and all the furnishings are modern and up to date. Stay here! You will not regret the decision.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Jamie, I am so happy you enjoyed your vacation and the condo. I do hope you will stay with us again sometime! I really feel like a success when I get feedback like yours. Thank you so much!

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                  • This is Not a Luxurious Palace

                    This is Not a Luxurious Palace

                    • Guest Lady Di (Louisville, KY or as we say louvall)
                    • Date of stay 06/26/11
                    • Review Submitted 07/07/11
                    Several problems with this so called renovation. Paint job is horrible. There is a smell when you come in. There are bugs in the laundry room and master bathroom. The faucet in the front bathroom does not stay on. The dishwasher is not attached. When we arrived, there was water all over the floor from the trap not being cleaned out from the air conditioner. We were out the first night. Maurie from Southern Resorts was very gracious in accommodating us until this problem was fixed which was the next day. Whomever cleaned this condo did not do a very good job. Also signs at pool say no food or drink, there were people in the pool with beers daily, food and even glass. I saw the pool man one day and it wasn't even cleaned like it should have been. We will not be staying here again!!

                    Owner response: This is NOT a fair review because the guest was upset with me and my management company prior to arrival. The guest first asked me to reduce the rent $400, but I couldn't accept that. After she had contracted with my management company for the condo, she wanted them to allow her to pay for the reservation a few weeks after she departed, which is against company policy. It was unfortunate that a water leak happened during their stay, that was beyond our control but the management company was able to resolve the issue quickly and offered fair compensation to the guest for the inconvenience. I welcome guest feedback to improve our services but feel we were being criticized unfairly due to the guest not being happy with us prior to her arrival. We were never informed about any other issues while the guest was here and would have been happy to send someone over to resolve the issues mentioned in the review. I checked after the review to make sure everything is in good working order, there is no smell and the condo will be cleaned properly. If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/5

                  • Wonderful!

                    Wonderful!

                    • Guest Crystal (Palestine Tx.)
                    • Date of stay 05/29/11
                    • Review Submitted 06/09/11
                    We had a wondeful time, the beach and water were beautiful! Everything we had heard it would be from family & friends. We loved it, can't wait to go back. The condo was very nice, clean and everything in excellent working order. It is just across the street from the beach. Conveniently downstairs right by the pool, we could watch the kids swim from the patio. We had a great time!!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed the condo and the location so much. The private beach just across the road and the pool just outside the patio make the condo very convinient for family or a group of people. We'd love to have you again soon.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Spring
                  Apr 1 - May 22, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $133
                  $798
                  Spring
                  May 23 - Jun 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,183
                  Fourth of July Week
                  Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,346
                  Summer
                  Jul 5 - Aug 11, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $190
                  $1,121
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 12 - Sep 2, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $143
                  $860
                  Early Fall
                  Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $119
                  $708
                  Fall
                  Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $532 $1,140
                  Snow Birds, Jan & Feb 2015
                  Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  $1,300
                  Snow Birds Mar 20115
                  Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  31 night min stay

                  $1,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
                  • Service Fee $65 + tax
                  • Cleaning Fee $115 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Notes:

                  Small, well behaved pets are welcome. The fee is $200 per visit. Thank you.

                  When travelers make arrangements through the owner, she will give you the phone number of the management company who handles all of the money. 30% is due to hold the reservation and the balance is due a month before you take possession of the premises. All renters, but monthly renters, may pay by cash, check or credit card. We ask monthly renters to please pay by cash or check.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: My husband and I live in the Northern Virginia area, in the Washington DC suburbs. I have been here my whole life, but my husband started off in Chicago. Since I retired, my hobby has become sculpting with clay. It keeps me smiling. A few years ago, some of our relatives moved from our area to Destin, FL. We thought at the time that it was going to be a temporary move, however they like Destin so much that we were informed that they were never leaving. Now our family gathers in Destin every July. We have a wonderful time. When we renovated this condo, we made it a place we would like to spend our leisure time.

                  Why the Owner Chose Emerald Waters:
                  This property is spacious and up-to-date. It has all the conveniences of home. It is close to restaurants and other points of interest. The discount mall is but a short drive. The beach and the bay are across the street. It's on the first floor, making it simple to walk a dog, bring in suitcases and groceries and come back from the beach quickly and easily.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  You can relax on the patio and watch your children in the pool or the hot tub in front of you. In your living room, you are only a couple of minutes from the beach and playing in the Bay. You can walk to near by restaurants.


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                  Photos

                  • Is it happy hour?

                    Is it happy hour?

                  • Only a few steps to the pool and hottub when you're ready for a dip

                    Only a few steps to the pool and hottub when you're ready for a dip

                  • Flat screens in master BR, second BR and large flat screen in LR.

                    Flat screens in master BR, second BR and large flat screen in LR.

                  • Queen size bed in BR2

                    Queen size bed in BR2

                  • Your tropically landscaped vacation getaway

                    Your tropically landscaped vacation getaway

                  • Patio directly on pool and across the street from beach access.

                    Patio directly on pool and across the street from beach access.

                  • Large relaxing patio area

                    Large relaxing patio area

                  • Beautiful, convenient kitchen with everything you need

                    Beautiful, convenient kitchen with everything you need

                  • Let's go to the beach!

                    Let's go to the beach!

                  VRBO #329695

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, February 06, 2014

                  $43 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 3-31 nights
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