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3BR Vacation Home Inside gated community with two pools! Walk to the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Hi Friends!

We are super excited that you are considering renting our vacation home. We deeply believe in family and community and it is our goal is to make your vacation experience as rich and relaxing as possible. Our hope is that you will spend time sharing stories and having conversations on the back patio with the ones you love. (Don’t forget the bottle of wine!) A successful vacation in our opinion is one where relationships and families are strengthened as a result of staying at our home. We can’t wait to hear your story!

Our home, “Emerald Villa” is located in the gated community of Emerald Shores in Destin, Florida. We love Emerald Shores because it is one of most family friendly communities on the Emerald Coast and has a unique beach pavilion located directly on the sand with access to all guests. The community has 2 swimming pools (One seasonably heated), a basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard court that are easily accessible by the community sidewalks.

We love that the beach is just a short 7 minute walk away but after a long day in the sun or after a giant breakfast, we love catching the Emerald Shores Tram that will get you there in no time. (It is important to note that the tram only runs during the summer months.) If the beach isn’t your scene, you will enjoy being only 2 minutes from either swimming pool. Lounge chairs provided!

Our home has just one floor, which means no hauling luggage/groceries/babies up and down stairs. We enjoy the open floor plan which creates an environment suitable for game and movie nights after dinner! We also want to save you money on the rising cost of cell phone data so we included FREE WIFI in the house!

Here is a short description of all rooms in the house:

Master Bedroom: One KING size bed sleeping 2. There is a full bath including a jacuzzi and separate shower. The Master Bedroom has a full walk-in closet for clothing and luggage. It also features a 37” flat screen TV with DVD player.

Second Master Bedroom: The second Master Bedroom has a KING BED sleeping two. This room also has a 37” flat screen TV with DVD player. There is a full bath just outside this door.

Bunk Room: The third bedroom features two sets of bunk beds for the children! This room is adjacent to the second Master and located just outside the full bath. It has a 32” flat screen and Sleeps 4.

Living Room: The living room has a sectional couch and two reclining chairs. It also has a 37” HDTV with a DVD player and an IPOD dock stereo. It has a ceiling fan and a small desk in the corner. Also has sleeper sofa for additional sleeping!

Kitchen: The kitchen come fully equipped with all of the amenities you will need for your vacation. All dishes, cutlery, and appliances are provided. (Blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc…) There is a kitchen table for 8 as well as a bar area with 4 stools. (Check out pictures)

Outdoor Patio: You will love our new outdoor patio set up with a built in grill. We provide chairs and an outdoor table for relaxing and dining. There is a fan and light for relaxing at night as well as an outdoor hose to rinse off salt and sand from the beach.

Sleeper sofa: Located in the living room for extra sleeping arrangements.

Laundry Room: We provide a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board to be used at your convenience. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets provided!

Parking at “Emerald Villa” is strictly limited to two cars.

Again, we are so excited that you have considered renting our home, “Emerald Villa”. Please don’t hesitate to call us at any time for more information and be sure to check out our slideshow of pictures.

More Details

Kendra Meyer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Kendra Meyer

Mike and I are excited to offer great homes to families and friends who love to spend quality time together! We currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio and are enjoying life with our two beautiful daughters, Noelle and Sloane! Santee Vacations is a family business where we strive to serve our guests well and provide an awesome product!

Kendra Meyer purchased this house in 2007

Why Kendra Meyer chose Miramar Beach

Destin is a beautiful city with much to do. When we first visited the Destin area, we fell in love with its beauty and wanted to share it with many other people! We enjoy this convenience and safety the community provides. A stress and worry free vacation is what we love, and we hope that it will provide the same for you!


Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large bathroom attached to master bedroom with Jacuzzi!
    Bathroom in Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located just outside 2nd master and bunk room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached Bathroom
    Children's Room - 4 bunk bed , 2 Sets of bunk beds, sleeping 4 with Flat Screen TV/DVD
    2nd Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed With Flat Screen TV/DVD. Just outside other bath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in living room. Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) This is in the master bedroom., King size Beds (1) This is in the second master bedroom., Sleeper Sofa (1) Located in the living room. Sleeps 2, Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds in one room sleeping 4. Pack and play stored in master bedroom closet. Twin sized trundle bed stored in master closet for additional sleeping arrangements. Great for a family with small children.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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3BR Vacation Home Inside gated community with two pools! Walk to the beach!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to the Destin area

Emerald Shores is definitely a nice place to stay

We enjoyed everything about our trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us!
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Great family vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Out of Africa in April of this year for our vacation, and our whole family loved it! The house was perfect for our family! The master suite gives you so much privacy that you will have moments that you forget anyone else is around! And the walk in closet is huge! All of the kids used the bunk room, but there is a really nice futon to sleep on in the living room and also a blow up mattress that they have linens for as well. Each bedroom has a tv. The home is very nicely decorated and furnished, very clean, and provides more than enough room. There is an outside closet that contains lots of beach toys and chairs - we left the ones we bought this year too! It's in a gated community, and there are two community pools and a basketball court close by. Emerald Shores is a great community, with private beach access and a beach pavillion with nice bathrooms. This is a great benefit to parents with young children, as you don't have to worry about running back to the house when they need to go potty. There are beach chairs at the pavillion also, if you don't want to be in the sand. The owners were really nice to work with, and provided excellent communication on the rental. I would definitely rent this property again, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great family vacation home on the gulf!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We definitely enjoyed our...

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay. The home was beautiful and had everything we needed. I just wish the weather would have been more cooperative but what can you do.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time in De...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Destin. The home was wonderful. We could have moved in and never changed a thing. The decor, the comfortable feel, the location.. everything was great!Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Valparaiso Airport, VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kenny D's Beach Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay, Sandestin, Kelly's Plantation
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
HWY 85
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cap'n Dave's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Destin is a great place for families and has something for everyone. From jet-ski rentals, to fishing, to simple walks along the GORGEOUS coast, it truly is a wonderful vacation spot!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Damage Insurance $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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