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Yes! Truly on the Beach - a Very Well Appointed Condominium

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,208 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2- 5 with blow up mattress)no sleeper couch

Pope's Paradise is a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo located at MAINSAIL Resort, where our building actually touches the sun and faces one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! We are on the second floor. The complex is equipped with (2)pools/hot tub area is complete with a waterfall. Destin is rated in the top 10 world beaches.

Redecorated and renovated kitchen and bathrooms in late 2010 with designer appointments and new hurricane slider doors to enjoy the outside coming in, gorgeous views of the beach, coastline, and surf from the master bedroom, living and dining. The balcony overlooks the ocean, the beach, lush landscape and featuring fabulous sunsets from the bedroom and living room! Rated PLATINUM.

Absolutely no Pets allowed and No Smoking.

We feature (3) Flat Screen TVs, (2) DVD Playesr and Stereo and Ipod speaker and High Speed Internet. Italian tile extends over the entire condominium, accented with beautiful area rugs. A fully-equipped kitchen with 24 hour/7 days security and patrols and gated entrance. Features king-sized bed in master bedroom and queen in second bedroom, a twin bed is available by request. We choose to limit the number to four (4) or five (5) people.

This is one of Destin's best! Click the 'camera' for more pictures.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Richard and Lona Pope have been traveling all over the world. With 5 children, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren between them, family is a big part of our life. To that we add our English Bulldog, Jackson who seems to round out our family unit. Richard is a businessman and owns two businesses in Gainesville, GA. Lona is a retired banker that spends much of her time doing Rotary International work and serving on many boards in their community.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this condo in 2000

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Scenic Gulf Drive East

After visiting Destin and Mainsail for many years with friends, it was time to look around to purchase our own paradise. Looking around and realizing there was not a better place that was smaller complex, secure and well managed not to mention the best beach in town took us back to Mainsail. Conveniently located to everything Mainsail has truly become 'Popes Paradise' for us, our many returning guests and our kids and grandkids.

What makes this condo unique

It has been mentioned more times that not how well appointed our condo is, from spices to paper products and more... it is truly a home away from home. NO need to pack all the extras when staying at Popes Paradise you will feel like you have come home~!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 12th year at Mainsail - our 2nd year at Pope's Paradise. Definately our favorite condo - our kids were 6 & 9 and now one is graduating college and one is going to college...They say they want to come back until they get married and have kids. Maybe at that point it will be their turn to pay the rent ...I hope so...I'm old and poor. This is a wonderful vacation, and I hope we have many more. The weather and food are great - We have relatives & friends come in from Philly and Ft Worth - Both families staying at The Mainsail, 17 in all this year. What a day. Going to the beach now...
Jul 2002
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Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1208 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds/ blow up (1) (upon request)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Cable TV(3), DVD (2),Pool, Daily Umbrella and Beach (2) Service, CD, Linens and Towels provided, Cookware and Utensils provided. Barbecue Grills at pool, 2 Pools (1 heated), 4 Tennis Courts (free),Shuffle Board, Exercise Room, Game Room,Outside Shower and Trash Chutes


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Yes! Truly on the Beach - a Very Well Appointed Condominium
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Excellent location right in front of the beach

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Mainsail with wife and two kids and we really enjoyed the unit and the easy walk to the beach. Location is excellent, across the street from the outlet malls and away from the very busy downtown area. Will come back next year for sure

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay at Mainsail, and first to stay at Lona's & Richard's home. By far this has been our best experience ever! (We have traveled and stayed many times and at many places.) This beautiful home is very accomodating, relaxing, clean, and has up to date, modern kitchen and baths. The view is incredible! Necessities were already abundantly supplied which was remarkable and generous! Lona and Richard made everything so inviting and welcoming. We will definitely be planning our next summer's vacation with them as we were more than pleased!

We love that Mainsail is so close to perfect shopping opportunites, grocery needs, etc., yet is in a quiet and gated safe, fun, family-time retreat. So many things to do and just a short drive to dining out and activites.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (3 children ages 14,11,8) stayed here earlier this month. We had a fantastic time! Views are incredible, beach is gorgeous and condo is Great! We were so impressed with how well the condo was stocked with supplies, I can't think of anything we needed that was missing. Lona was very easy to work with and answered any questions very quickly. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. We hope you will come back to Pope's Paradise again next year or sooner if your schedule will allow. Have a great Fall!
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Awesome all around!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from one week at Pope's Paradise! We truly loved our stay. Great location on the beach, close to many golf courses and many other things to do. Truly relaxing! Loved the beach views. I can't say enough about the amenities! Loved that we didn't need a key and condo was fully stocked with all the basics to make our stay easy. Thank you Lona and Richard for making your home away from home so inviting. We hope to come back again soon. You won't be disappointed when you plan your vacation here.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo, comfortable beds, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (3 teen girls) had a wonderful time visiting your condo. It was stocked with all the essentials. Great beach view from the patio! Very relaxing trip yet just quick car ride to any adventure you desire. A special "thank you" for your hospitality, great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place! This condo was very clean, nicely decorated, and had everything needed for our stay. The owner was easy to work with, and called to make sure everything was to our liking. It felt more like staying at a friends home than a rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest

15 Fine Golf Courses within 10 minutes, Designer Outlet Mall with Great Restaurants, Grocery, Seafood Market that you can walk to in 5 minutes, Deep Sea Fishing, A no hassle check-in/check-out, We mail you the keys and notify the security of your arrival, Walk right in, Luggage carts in stairwell


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017i
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Early Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $130
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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