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1st Floor /Huge patio by the pool// luxury at a reasonable price

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, plus bunkroom, Sleeps 8 VRBO#125795/HomeAway#225472

This unit (109)is conveniently located on the ground floor adjacent to the swimming pool. A short walk takes you to the beautiful white sand beach that squeaks under your feet and the water is usually crystal clear-- great for snorkeling and scuba diving or just basking in. Rent is not due until you arrive.

Ariel Dunes II renters enjoy their own exercise room, sauna, steam room and three pools, one of which is just off this unit's large patio. There is also a zero entry shallow pool for the little ones. One of the pools is heated in the winter. The large deeded beach at the Gulf of Mexico is a 3 to 5 minute walk, (0.1 miles) or you can drive and park on the beach. You will also have access to a covered heated pool in the winter, the tennis courts, a basketball court, and an 18 hole golf course. Wireless internet - free in the unit.

There are two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a private bath. The queen bedroom has an adjoining bath which also opens to the living area. There is a bunk room which kids love. It has its own door and a window. New soft carpet added to the 3 bdrms in 2012. Living areas are tiled. Very clean. Good mattresses.

Grocery stores and restaurants, tourist attractions abound nearby. The Whale's Tail restaurant is on the beach a short walk away and offers great burgers and the drinks of your choice. Another poolside restaurant is located in Ariel Dunes I. Other restaurants are within walking distance...fine dining with a view!

Destin is a lovely beach community, upscale yet friendly and affordable. We look forward to meeting you. Please do not apply if you have smokers in your group.

More Details

Ricky Brown
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2017

About Ricky Brown

I grew up in Delaware, graduated from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. I moved to Miami where I taught elementary school. I met my husband who was destined to be one of the first pilots for Federal Express. We raised our children in Memphis and I got a masters degree in education from the University of Memphis. Upon retirement, we moved to Destin I am now a real estate agent, tennis player, water aerobics instructor, and beach walker. I usually meet my renters at the unit and answer any questions and introduce them to the property. I own this condo with my brother who lives in the Tampa area. I look forward to meeting you.

Ricky Brown purchased this condo in 2007

Why Ricky Brown chose Miramar Beach

Ariel Dunes II is located in a large resort featuring 18 holes of golf, several tennis courts with lessons available, bike trails, basketball, beautiful lakes, and of course the best beaches in the United my opinion. I bought this unit as a rental because I feel these amenities are unbeatable. A new building in this area provides an outstanding rental!...especially with the first floor convenience and the oversized patio by the pool.

What makes this condo unique

The unique benefits of this first floor unit include easy access from the parking lot. You do not go into the lobby, nor do you wait, endlessly sometimes, for the elevator. The floor plan provides a fabulously large patio as opposed to the narrow balconies on the upper floors. The patio is wonderful for relaxing with a book, or partying with your family. You can watch the kids swimming while you sit back and relax. Although this is not a handicap unit, the doorways will accommodate a wheel chair.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the nice card, and for taking the time to return the button you found. It was a little button off of one of my baby's outfits. We had such a nice Spring Break, and really enjoyed your beautiful condo. The kids loved being so close to the pools. We will certainly refer our friends and hope to return ourselves.

I've attached a photo taken of us on the beach one evening. Thanks again for accommodating us on such short notice.

Apr 2008
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Destin Commons
Pompano Joe's
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
Grand Boulevard
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
Marlin Grill
PF Chang's
Olive Garden
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Fat Clemenza's
Rick's Crab Trap -- CLOSED
Ocean Club Restaurant
Eden Gardens State Park
Cantina Laredo
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, spa, boating, miniature golf

Golf: Seascape Resort Golf... on property. Nearby: Sandestin has several courses, Emerald Bay, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, and Indian Bayou Golf Courses.


Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath features double vanities, a large soaking tub, and a beautiful glass enclosed shower. The floor is tiled and towels and beach towels are provided. The second bath has entry from the living area as well as the second bedroom. It features a single vanity, tub/shower and towels. Extra towels are provided if the bunk room is in use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • The master bedroom has sliding glass doors to the oversized patio and beautiful pool. The second bedroom features a queen bed. The bunk room is the kid's favorite. This is a small room with small furniture and a window. The queen sofa bed in the living room is very comfortable with a built in air mattress. NO SMOKING.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Seascape amenities include tennis, golf, covered heated pool (in winter), convention center, walking paths, basketball court, bicycles, deeded beach access, umbrella and chairs, and restaurants. There is a fee charged for some of these amenities.


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1st Floor /Huge patio by the pool// luxury at a reasonable price
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews
Texarkana, tx

Perfect condo and location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location! Right off the scenic road! I sat on the patio and was able to watch the kids play in the pool. There are 3 spacious pools, never felt crowded. We drove to the back of the property and parked to walk across the street to the beach. There are many restaurants close by. The outlet malls and an arcade are super close. We didn't have any problems with the condo and it had everything we needed for the week! Would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious 3 bedroom, 5 minute walk from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Ricky is an excellent host and has a great 3 bedroom just 5 minutes walk from the beach! I recommend this place to anyone visiting Destin!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great host and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is the best rental unit for the value. We had friends in other units that paid upwards of $1000 more for the same size and quality. There are higher end units, but you pay more than double the cost. This unit is clean, well appropriated, and has a great location. Ricky is a great owner - she is very attentive to your needs and communicates very well. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

I can't take credit for this lovely place. I have to give credit to my niece Jessica. Jessica said it was better in person, that the pictures didn't do it justice. It was great for all of us, especially my mom who had both knees replaced. The location being on the 1st floor and right by the pool. We couldn't have been happier. Especially the kids.

Ricky was understanding when our arrival time was delayed due to heavy traffic in Alabama. She made arrangements for us and checked on us to make sure we made it.

The next day we got together. Very nice and helpful with suggestions for activities and restaurants in the area.

While we were there to do nothing, but relax we went to the beach or the pool or both everyday. We found some puzzles/games that was there. Kept the kids and adults occupied. The weather was perfect.

We ate out a couple of times and the food was pretty good. The kids really liked Fudpuckers, especially eating at the bar. They thought that was really cool. Walked the boardwalk a couple of times. Played games and got some tattoos. Fake of course. They're only 4 & 5.

Needless to say. All good things come to an end and so we had to head home. Didn't want to had to. We will stay here again and already told friends about the excellent vacation we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you all had a wonderful vacation! Thanks for the positive comments! I look forward to seeing you again! Ricky
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time there were 9 of us. Condo was clean and well maintained. Pools were nice and security was not bad about arm bands. Ricky was very friendly and easy to work with. She met with is and answered any questions we had. I will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo! Big rooms and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this condo. Great location, close to the beach and local shopping.

Condo is located on the first floor, next to the pool. Very big back patio.

Great for large family and very kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

The quoted rates are for up to 6 people. There is an additional $25/day for 7 or 8 people .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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