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Luxury Beach House, Stunning Renovation 5BR Private Pool, 1 block from Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,168 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 26

72 S St. Francis Drive

Emerald Waters Village, Miramar Beach

Private Swimming Pool, Views of the Gulf, Deeded Beach Access

"Down by the Sea" is our meticulously redesigned vacation home in the gated community of Emerald Waters Village. This luxurious home offers a private swimming pool with tanning shelf and outdoor shower, a pool deck for entertaining, and is located within a 1 minute walk to private deeded beach access! The home sleeps up to 26 guests comfortably and features three master king suites with attached bathrooms (located on 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors.) Enjoy beautiful peak views of the Gulf from the balconies!

Three levels of balconies across the back of the home provide great views of the beach and sunsets. A large covered porch overlooks the sparkling blue swimming pool offering additional outdoor living space. Classic design elements include 10' high ceilings adorned with deep crown molding, solid core doors with decorative glass transoms throughout; a gourmet Kitchen, travertine bathrooms, and custom stained concrete floors on the first level of the home.

The open concept main level is perfect for vacationing families who want to spend time together! The main level features a custom kitchen with prep island, a separate breakfast and dining areas, and a comfortable living area with plenty of comfortable seating and a 60" Smart HDTV. The open living space is located just off the side porch and pool deck, and offers easy access to the pool. There is a spacious king bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet on the main floor that is perfect for senior family members. For your convenience, the main level offers a full laundry room and a mud room thoughtfully designed for beach goer's use.

The second level features an extra spacious Master King Suite with a sitting area which includes a sleeper sofa, generous closet space and a separate bunk room room with 2 twin beds. The private master balcony offers peek views of the beach. To complete the master suite is a master bathroom designed with travertine stone that features a whirlpool tub, an oversized glass shower, and a double vanity. There are two additional bunk rooms offering 2 twin beds, 5 double beds, and 2 queen beds. These two bunk rooms share a hallway bathroom with a tub/shower combination.

The third level is home to another King Master Suite with a large private balcony, a walk-in closet and peak views of the Gulf and romantic sunsets. There is an en suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a travertine stone and glass shower, and a double vanity.

Treat your family to this luxury retreat and enjoy a relaxing vacation at 72 Emerald Waters Village!

NOTE: The following fees apply to this rental in addition to the nightly rental rate- Cleaning $450, 3.5% Reservation fee, Damage waiver $69, 11.0% tax. Pool heating is available for an additional $25 per day plus tax. By requesting a quote for this property, you agree to be added to our email subscription list.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel your reservation more than 45 days prior to the arrival date, you will receive a refund of all monies paid less a $250 cancellation fee. If you cancel your reservation within 45 days of the arrival date, you will lose all monies paid unless Traveler’s Insurance has been purchased.

More Details

Property Manager
Carla Abraham
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach home with us! We had a fantastic vacation! The kids had an absolute ball in the pool and at the beach! We are all looking forward to another trip in the near future!! Thanks again!

The Hagemeyer & Romito Families
Apr 2015
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Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3168 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • 3 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 4 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 5 Full beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury Beach House, Stunning Renovation 5BR Private Pool, 1 block from Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Bossier City, Louisiana

Ford Family Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

Such a great house! We stayed one week with 2 families with small children, 4 under 4 and one set of grandparents . Spreading out was not issue when necessary. The pool was wonderful and just the right size. The wadding area for the littles was perfect. The beach was a short walk from the house with no complaints from the kids or grandparents. Coffee, ice cream, shopping and restaurants within walking distance of the house. Each family had their own balcony and a different view of the area. FYI...the best breakfast donuts can be found @ Destination Little Donuts. Try it out on your next trip. It was a wonderful stay and would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Loved this roomy, relaxing, kid-friendly home w/ great pool, and so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including two daughters and their families, returned from vacation at Down by the Sea a couple of weeks ago and we all agree it was the best house we've stayed in at the beach. So roomy and so relaxing! Lots of room to put your beach/pool "things" without them getting in the way. This house is clean and well taken care of, with the feel of a personal home, rather than a well-used rental. My family, especially the grandchildren, absolutely loved the great pool, with the shallow area for little ones. So nice to have the covered porch for the baby and a shower to rinse off after the beach. We appreciated not having to haul baby equipment and it was wonderful to have the quiet crib room. The beds were all super comfy and bedrooms had plenty of room, particularly the second floor master - huge! The beach was close and easy to get to, even with little ones. Craig and Dodie were so nice to work with and really gave it that personal touch. They really care! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Kingwood, Texas

Great FUN at Down by the Sea. Destin, FL

  • 5 of 5

Family and I stayed at Down by the Sea 6/4-6/11/16. Great house to stay at, beautiful neighborhood. Well taken care of. House and grounds very clean upon arrival. Very family friendly, from being close to the beach to the GREAT private house pool which has a shallow end for the children who are not very confident with their swimming skills. Plenty of room to play games at night after a fun day in the sun. Want a house to stay in Destin, FL, Down by the Sea is the answer.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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St. Louis

Beautiful home! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We just left the home in Destin and have nothing but great things to say about it! We have three small children and the house had everything we needed! The first floor bedroom was perfect for grandparents who came with us and the private pool was large enough for the entire family to be in the pool at the same time! We had a few rainy days during our stay, but had plenty to do at the house! The owners are very accommodating and so nice to talk to! We plan on returning to the house and cannot wait for our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

We loved this house. Great location. Wonderful private pool. Very spacious and clean house.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house!!! The location was perfect!!! Very, very close to the beach. It is a gated community with very large, beautiful homes. There were 11 in my family. We had so much space to spread out. The house was spotless and beautiful decor. The kitchen was great with so many at one time in there preparing lunch and dinner. We all had plenty of space to sit at the dining table. The pool was very large. My family just loved their time in the pool. There was a covered porch by the pool to keep the baby out of the sun. The house was fully equipped for baby and toddler. My family consisted of three families, myself, a teen, a toddler and 6 month old. Just a perfect house. We all had plenty of privacy when we wanted it. Very convenient drive to all that Destin has to offer. It was so nice working with the owner, Craig and Dodie. They were very prompt in answering questions and made the leasing process very easy. Great people!!!!! My family can't wait to go back!!!!! Thanks Craig and Dodie for providing such a great home for us in Destin!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Wonderful clean and easy to work with family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this home or the owners! This is a wonderful home if you're looking for something family friendly in the Destin area. You're in close proximity to grocery stores and shopping while just short drive away from Harborwalk. The house was clean and well prepared for our arrival and had more than plenty of extra items available for our small kiddos. We had three 1 year olds with us and were very well equiped. When you're driving from 10 hours away every little bit of space counts and not having to tote extra beach chairs and pack n plays with us was extremely nice. The kids loved digging through all of the pool tools available outside and we absolutely loved the crib room in the master. This is a wonderful home if you're traveling with a large family or vacationing with three small families like we were. I just contacted Craig in hopes of being able to plan this years trip. We'll definitely be revisiting this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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