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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Miramar Beach

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Yes! Truly on the Beach - a Very Well Appointed Condominium
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Madison, CT

Beautiful Beach Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation at Mainsail. The condo is centrally located and sits right on the beach. The unit is immaculate and furnished with all the comforts of home. I can not say enough good things about this trip. I did not want to leave. Thank you for allowing my family to stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to share our home away from home with our guests. They all seem to enjoy this paradise as much as we do. We are fortunate enough to have so many families like this stay with us and make their own memories!
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at Pope's Paradise and we hope to return again and again. It's so close to the beach with great views from the balcony and master bedroom. Lona has equipped this condo with everything you need. And it's very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roscoe, IL

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: August 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: April 2015
  • 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




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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