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Fun,Colorful,Firstfloorbeach/Tenniscottage 2 BR 2BA Very Popular; Book Early

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The most beautiful white sugar sand is awaiting you at the Justus Cottaqe!


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

First floor Cottage, 2BR2BA,Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), ScreenPorch

The JUSTUS COTTAGE is your home away from home. Nestled in a cool, lush and quiet setting of water oaks and native plants, this easily accessible first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage features a wonderful floorplan with fresh, new appointments and free high speed internet. Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is a 27 acre gated community with 24 hour security in the popular Sandestin area of Destin. The resort comprises a freshwater lake, walking paths with reflecting pools and fountains, 3 large pools scattered throughout the property with hot tubs, cottages, outdoor gas grills for the convenience of visitors, a basketball court and a top-rated tennis facility with 6 rubico courts, 2 fulltime teaching professionals and a tennis center to aid scheduling of matches. The design, construction and landscaping enhance Hidden Dunes natural beauty and help provide its quiet, secluded and private ambience devoid of shuttle buses, traffic and noise. The safe neighborhood is perfect for children of all ages, and allow safe exploration, walking and biking. Please be sure to check out our virtual tour (found just above our photos below).

MASTER SUITE tempts you to stay a while with its beautiful King Poster Bed, sitting room, TV/DVD/VCR, ceiling fan, switched bedside lamps, plantation shutters/custom drapes, large walk in closet and spacious luxuriant private bath with shower and large oval soaking tub. SECOND BEDROOM, located on the other side of the cottage by separate hall bath, has two oversized twin beds with exciting new vibrant and inviting bed linens and fun green wall color, TV/DVD/VCR/VideoGamer, ceiling fan, switched lamp, plantation shutters together with plenty of drawer and closet storage space.

Very open living space with lots of light. The Foyer opens into the GREAT ROOM which in turn opens to the Kitchen, Dining Area and screen porch. The Great Room features plenty of seating with its new sleeper sofa, matching loveseat, comfy oversized pillow chair, plantation shutters,custom-made drapes and ceiling fan. Entertainment armoire includes TV/DVD/VCR,complete with fully stocked video library and stereo with CD/radio. Banquet-sized tavern table in Dining Area seats 6 or more and is the perfect complement to the beautiful wrought iron nautical chandelier. Fully equipped KITCHEN, with everything you want, has its own serving bar and 3 stools for those quick lunch sandwiches or snacks. The Kitchen also features a double bowl stainless steel sink that looks out to the SCREEN PORCH with its inviting outdoor living space and its own serving bar, 3 stools, 5' round wicker/glass table, 4 chairs and sofa and ceiling fan. The screen porch is completed with lots of FUN/BEACH ARTWORK and opens directly out to the resort's reflecting pools that meander through the interior.

The flooring in all the main living areas (except for the plush carpet found in the bed chambers and ceramic tile in the baths) is a very thick decorator stone. The stone is then covered in many areas with sisal and oriental rugs. Washer/dryer, lots of storage, separate food pantry, coat closets,etc.

The Justus Cottage (Cottage 168) at Hidden Dunes is a great beach vacation home in a wonderful location, on the beach side and just west of Sandestin. With its gated entrance and 24 hour security, it offers the peace and tranquility you are looking for on vacation. It's only a short stroll to the beach or use the seasonal tram service. USPTA Tennis pro on-site. Hidden Dunes is located near fabulous outlet shopping at Silver Sands, wonderful restaurants and all of the fun activities offered by this vacation paradise.

Please ask for JUSTUS COTTAGE, B168, Listing #193084, MENTION THAT YOU FOUND US IN VRBO! Also please be sure to let us know if you have any special events coming up during your visit such as a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon!

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years old to make reservation...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids are going to love the Justus Cottage at Hidden Dunes. Ours sure do. It is a gated beachside neighborhood with a security guard at all times. So the kids can enjoy themselves. There are lush trees all over property with meandering water canals and fountains leading to amazing swimming pools. Justus Cottage is on the first floor so there are no stairs to deal with, which is wonderful. Right out the back door you can walk on paths to the pool and hop on the tram to the beach just 10 steps from front door and tennis courts are just around the corner. The cottage is equipped with 3DVD and VCRs and cable tv along with game players. There is lots for them to do and you to feel safe about them being there. Outside the property are water parks, theme parks and such as well....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke. This is a non-smoking unit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The master bedroom suite is quite large w/a sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds are covered with bright linens w/ Large closet...moreless

  • Queen Sleeper Sofa: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleeper sofa & convertible love seat in family room....moreless

  • Large, private Master Suite with brand new carpet and inviting King Poster Bed, matching bedside tables, triple dresser with custom mirror, chest on chest and TV/DVD/VCR chest. Linens are soft, full and abundant. The Master Suite also has a huge walkincloset, and separate sitting area that can be easily made into a cozy nursery nook, or a wonderful place to curl up in the comfy chaise and read your favorite book! The adjacent Master bath has a huge soaking tub for you to enjoy after a day at the beach or on the tennis courts or golfing, a private toilet area, solid surface counters, lots of cabinet space and shower. The second bedroom is complete with new carpet, 2 extra long cheery twiin beds, chest on chest, bedside table and lamp and all the TV/DVD/VCR you could possibly need. There is a brand new queen sleeper sofa in family room that provides very comfortable sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    The large mstrbath features a wonderful soaking tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Vanity and tile...moreless

  • Master has a large luxurious soaking tub for those relaxing bubble baths, private water closet, solid surface counters, beautiful tile floor, large vanity mirror, lots of light. The second bath has vanity, tub/shower, toilet, mirror, tile floor and bright linens. Conveniently located just outside the second bedroom in the hall....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home is your welcoming fully stocked beach home away from home. We want you to feel right at home and be able to step right in and get to the fun business of your very special vacation. We have tried to think of everything you might need, including a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, tvs, dvd and vcr players, stereo system and any other need you may have. So we invite you to come stay with us and let the fun and relaxing begin, at the very best value! Beach side of Hwy 98. Just west of Sandestin and all the golfing and outlet mall shopping at Silver Sands you could possibly want. Bubbling Fountains and water features throughout. Nestled among native trees and plants. Very close to neighborhood Tennis Complex. Only steps to the beach and beach tram is only 10 steps away every 15 minutes, or you can call for pick up at cottage or from beach, and he is there in less than 5 minutes!...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    3 DVD players...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO included on channel 18...moreless

  • Television:

    3 televisions...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    There is a video library...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Our cottage is a short 350 step walk to the beach walkover. The sidewalk paths are shaded and picturesque through the resort and lakeside, or take the seasonal tram....moreless

  • Resort:

    Our cottage is in the lovely gated Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort. There are pools, fountains, a lake, basketball and 9 rubicon tennis courts with a grandstand and tennis center (on-site pro). ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    You will love the dining area with the iron ship chandelier and there's also dining table on screen porch!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    private in cottage...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Brand new, beautiful vibrant linens. Relax in luxury. You deserve it and you are never going to want to leave....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Park right in front of our first floor cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park right in front of cottage-well lit walkway about 15 steps away...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    private in cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free internet access. Guests are given a user name and password at check in free of charge! ...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker. No coffee, creamer, sugar provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very full and complete kitchen with all the small and large appliances, together with more than enough utensils including grilling tools....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    well stocked kitchen, blender, toaster oven, mixer, several casserole dishes, 3 muffin tins, dutch ovens and pretty much everything you can imagine! You want to cook it...we have the equipment! ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Available to rent nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are lush trees and landscaping around the patio and through the pathways just off the screen porch and leading around these beautiful canals and fountains....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent on beach in season...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This screen porch with its overhead ceiling fan and lush trees all around is a serene and beautiful place to eat those summer meals or curl up and read that novel you have been trying to get to. There is a serving bar with 3 stools here and a round glass top wicker table with 4 chairs and a sofa. You will also enjoy the fun art work in this outdoor living space. The grill is just outside the door as well....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous neighborhood gardens and lawns-relaxing walks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill just outside our cottage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Beautiful tennis center with Rubicon clay courts. Grandstand. Tennis lessons with Pro available. Call tennis center to reserve and pay for courts....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to rent on beach in season...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    2 beautiful pools and soothing fountains and canals throughout the property. Kiddie pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    3 Shared Hot Tubs on Property...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    3 hot tubs on property...moreless



Write a review 4.3
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring 2017
Apr 23 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 27 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Festive Fall/ Winter
Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$665 $1,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $140
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Please let us know about any special occasions to be celebrated during your visit like a birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc!

Rentals cancelled before 60 days of the stay are required to submit a $100.00 cancellation/processing fee.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft Walton or Panama City

Car: Not Necessary

Adventure Charters-Deep Sea Fishing 850 654 4070

Blue Crab Watersports located behind Marina Cafe in Destin offers pontoon boat and waverunner rentals 850 218 5504

Water Sports-jetskis, pontoon boats and parasailing, dolphin excursions 850 654 4497

Dolphin Cruises-featured on CNN, Captain Steve and his crew aboard the Southern Star, enjoy a 2 hour dolphin cruise 850 837 7741

Eden Garden State Park and Mansion-built in 1898 by lumber baron, Willaim Wesley, this Southern mansion is surrounded by flowering trees and stately oaks with beautiful grounds for a picnic. Guided tours of the mansion are offered Thursday-Mon. 850 231 4214

Emerald Coast Scuba Diving- 850 837 0955

Gilligan's Watersports 850 650 9000

Grayton Beach State Rec Area 850 231 4210

Henderson Beach State Rec Area 850 837 7550

The Track-miniature golf, go karts, roller coaster, bungee jumping, bumper boats 850 654 4668

Rave Movie Theater 850 337 8777


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Hello. We are Scott and Lisa Justus, and we live in Atlanta, GA. We have 3 children and are delighted that you are visiting with us.

Why Miramar Beach, FL, USA:
We love Hidden Dunes and have been coming to the area since college days at Auburn (many years ago). Growing up in Birmingham/Atlanta (for Lisa) and Asheville, N.C. (for Scott), the white sugar sand beaches of this area have always seemed to be calling our names. We never want to leave. We live in Atlanta now and can be at our beach house in an easy 5 1/2 drive. Hidden Dunes was a beach tennis resort Scott and I admired for many years. We met playing ALTA tennis in Atlanta (he beat me in mixed doubles) and thought this was a PERFECT place for our family's beach home. We chose the perfect cottage located in the lush landscaping of this amazing secluded beach paradise (near the beach, pool, basketball and tennis).

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage is nestled in Hidden Dunes' twenty-seven acres of beautiful landscaping. The Resort is masterfully designed, constructed and landscaped to enhance the natural beauty of the beaches and creates a unique sense of privacy. There is an open air tram system for quick and easy access to all amenities (seasonal),including, the most beautiful white, sugar sand beaches in North America,six championship clay tennis courts, USPTA certified professional tennis staff with professionally supervised tennis clinics and round robins,24 hour security/courtesy patrols,lighted basketball court,three swimming pools (one heated) with Jacuzzis, walking trails with gazebo, lake and lakeside deck,reflecting pools and flowing fountains all over the place and a playground area for children. Just next door are championship golf courses and the famous Silver Sands Factory Stores – over 60 stores in walking distance. Down the road (maybe 10-15 minutes) is Destin Commons Mall - open-air lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. There is deep sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing and other water sports available nearby as well and when you want to treat yourself to lunch or dinner out.. there are over one hundred nearby restaurants.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • The most beautiful white sugar sand is awaiting you at the Justus Cottaqe!

    The most beautiful white sugar sand is awaiting you at the Justus Cottaqe!

  • Looking from Family Room to Entry Foyer

    Looking from Family Room to Entry Foyer

  • Raised spacious Kitchen peninsula with tile countertop and leather bar stools.

    Raised spacious Kitchen peninsula with tile countertop and leather bar stools.

  • Large food pantry for the those home cooked meals.

    Large food pantry for the those home cooked meals.

  • Colorful&funSecondaryBRw/long twinbeds,tv/vcr/dvd/largecloset&plantationshutters

    Colorful&funSecondaryBRw/long twinbeds,tv/vcr/dvd/largecloset&plantationshutters

  • Fountains just outside our screen porch are gorgeous at night!

    Fountains just outside our screen porch are gorgeous at night!

  • 6 Championship clay tennis courts and USPTA pro on staff

    6 Championship clay tennis courts and USPTA pro on staff

  • Rear Screen Porch of the Justus Cottage Beach Cottage 168 seen from the walkway

    Rear Screen Porch of the Justus Cottage Beach Cottage 168 seen from the walkway

  • Get ready for amazing sunrises and sunsets!

    Get ready for amazing sunrises and sunsets!

  • Our neighborhood lake catch/release and there's a dock on the lake-not pictu

    Our neighborhood lake catch/release and there's a dock on the lake-not pictu

  • Pathway from fountain leading to our cottage/screen porch.

    Pathway from fountain leading to our cottage/screen porch.

  • Family Room with Queen Sleeper, loveseat and side chairs

    Family Room with Queen Sleeper, loveseat and side chairs

  • Kitchen with its large terra cotta tile and raised tiled peninsula&leather stool

    Kitchen with its large terra cotta tile and raised tiled peninsula&leather stool

  • Master Suite in relaxing hues of blue with the twin window framing sitting area.

    Master Suite in relaxing hues of blue with the twin window framing sitting area.

  • Fountain just outside our screen porch!

    Fountain just outside our screen porch!

  • Grill, bench & sitting area just outside Justus Cottage for thosefamilydinners

    Grill, bench & sitting area just outside Justus Cottage for thosefamilydinners

  • Pool near the Justus Cottage

    Pool near the Justus Cottage

  • You've arrived at our gated entrance

    You've arrived at our gated entrance

  • Championship tennis courts

    Championship tennis courts

  • Make your own works of art!

    Make your own works of art!

  • New stainless steel refrigerator complements our fully stocked kitchen.

    New stainless steel refrigerator complements our fully stocked kitchen.

  • Beautiful beach!

    Beautiful beach!

VRBO #193084

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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