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Beautiful home for rent

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,875 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our two-story home is located in the family-oriented Mainsail Beach Resort complex.

We are just yards from the beach without the normal hassles of high rise elevators, but with all the amenities of a complex (tennis courts, two full-size pools (one heated), two kiddie pools, hot tub, video game room, exercise room, shuffleboard and basketball court, as well as seasonal beach service. You drive your car right up to the front door under cover of a carport. Your children can play in the yard or swim in the heated pool just outside our back patio door.

Mainsail is a 15-acre Gulfside family resort located across the street from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. The resort is a gated community with 24 hour courtesy patrol. Our cottage is convenient to great golf courses, deep sea fishing, biking, shopping, great food, and all kinds of water activities.

The First Floor:

* Living room with high definition flat screen TV and DVD.

* Dining room seats six with additional seating for three at the kitchen bar.

* Kitchen is fully-equipped with electric stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and coffeemaker.

* Laundry room - washer and dryer in unit.

* Half bath.

* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, TV, and full bath with double sinks and large wall in shower.

* Patio with table and six chairs opening to back yard and pool area.

Second Floor:

* Bedroom with two twin beds.

* Bedroom with queen-size bed, TV.

* Balcony overlooking back yard and heated pool.

* Full bath.

Enjoy cooking in our fully-equipped kitchen or grill out using the gas grills provided in the pool area. Our beautifully decorated home is our 'home away from home.' For those times we can't be there, we enjoy renting it to families who agree to treat it as they would their own home.


* This is a Non-Smoking unit.

* Mainsail does NOT allow pets and requires at least one person in your party to be 25 years old.

Keywords: House, Cottage

More Details

Patricia Arauz
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Patricia Arauz

The Arauz Family:

Parents- Rafael & Pat

Children: Tony & Tricia

Family picture taken at Tony's wedding in October, 2006

Patricia Arauz purchased this house in 1996

Why Patricia Arauz chose Miramar Beach

Tony started going to Destin with friends every Spring Break in 1989. We started going a couple years later when Tricia was ready for a Spring Break in Destin. We loved Destin so much, we went back for vacation every summer. We stayed at Beach House, SeaScape, Surfside, and Edgewater, before staying in a Mainsail townhouse. Mainsail was by far our favorite resort community. Everyone was so friendly and the resort is very family oriented. One of the Mainsail cottages was for sale and we went to see it. We decided since we loved Destin so much we might as well buy a place and rent it out until we are ready to retire. It was a great decision! We love our home and we have been lucky enough to find wonderful families to rent our home and take great care of it for us.

What makes this house unique

What we love most about our Mainsail cottage is we have a home to ourselves with a carport and yard. We don't have to find a cart and wait for an elevator to carry in our luggage or groceries. With a home, we have enough room for everyone to enjoy themselves without feeling crowded. I love the large kitchen. Most condos have such small kitchens I hate to cook in them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of five (three college young adults) had a wonderful time staying at your cottage. It was perfect for us! Our three college students loved being so close to the pool, almost in the backyard. You would have thought they were in elementary school again, playing all sorts of games in the pool. It was also a wonderful time for the kids, my husband and myself to reconnect. The weather was absolutely perfect, knowing we had nothing to do about that but nonetheless perfect still. Your home was just as it was advertised. Thanks for checking on us to make sure we didn't need anything two days into our stay. We've stayed at Destin many times but this was the first for us renting a cottage. We will never rent a condo again, for the cottage provided wonderful privacy with all the amenities of renting a condo. The beach was just a small "stroll" away. We are already talking about when we will return again.
May 2013
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bathroom just remodeled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
24-hour courtesy patrol with gated entrance, free beach set-up each day March- October


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Beautiful home for rent
average rating of 4.964286 based on 61 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Cottage had everything we needed and then some. Fully stocked kitchen was a plus. Pat the owner was very responsive to our needs. Love staying at Mainsail due to the peaceful family oriented atmosphere. Would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you do come back to stay again.
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  • 5 of 5

We did a short girls trip 8/9/18-8/12/18 and the house was perfect. The pool is right behind the house and the beach is just a short 1-2 min walk from the back door. The house was clean and cozy. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I hope you will come back again soon.
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Very nice and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was great, we really enjoyed it. It had everything we needed. It is the best place we have rented in all the years we have visited Destin. We would definitely rent again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place and very convenient, the best place we have stayed in all the years we have visited the Destin area.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to rent our home to a family who takes such good care of our home. We try to keep our home in great shape and well equipped for our guests to enjoy. I am glad you found our house to be the best place you have stayed in Destin.
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Thumbs up.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean quiet and welcoming. We had all we needed. Great floor plan. Loved the rain shower. Plenty of games to enjoy when it rained. Close to beach shopping restaurants and movies. We will be back. đź‘Ť.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were relaxed and comfortable at the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great wifi, comfy beds, easy walk to the beach, great mailsail chairs and umbrella at the beach everyday and good hot showers. These are a few of our loves at this cottage. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We will be returning to this cottage on every Destin vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Sands Outlet Mall


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee is included in rent. One daily beach set-up (umbrella and two chairs is also included in rental fee March 1- November 1. A $500 payment towards rent is due at time of reservation. Balance of rent and tax is not due until 15 days before your arrival. If paying by check, check should be made payable to Arauz Properties LLC and sent to 914 Cannons Lane Louisville, KY 40207.

We hate to have vacancies. Please call Pat at 502-802-6746 to negotiate a rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.