Emerald Villa is ready for you to check out the newly upgraded counter tops and appliances and newly upgraded bathrooms!
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 and brand new hardwood floors!
Second Master Bedroom: The second Master Bedroom has a large QUEEN BED sleeping two. This room also has a 37” flat screen TV with DVD player. There is a full bath just outside this door. It also has brand new hardwood floors!
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. Brand new hardwood floors!
Living Room: The living room has two couches and one large chair. It also has a 37” HDTV with a DVD player and an IPOD dock stereo. It has a ceiling fan and a small bar in the corner. Also has futon 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 4 as well as a bar area with stools. (Check out pictures)
Outdoor Patio: You will love our new outdoor patio set up with a built in charcoal 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 shower to rinse off salt and sand from the beach.
Futon: 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.
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.
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 beautiful daughter, Noelle! 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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
First payment of $300.00 is due upon booking.
The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.