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Gulf Front 4 Bed 4 Ba w Pool! Sleeps 17

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 17)

Beautiful, 5 star Cape Cod beachfront home on the beautiful, emerald-green crystal clear waters of the Gulf coast. You will sink your feet into white powdery sand that is just gorgeous and all yours for your vacation pleasure.

This beach cottage has a white picket fence in the front yard with beautiful flowers blooming and swaying palm trees! It is beautifully appointed and has been updated with new furnishings, paint and decorations.

It features triple crown molding in all rooms, travertine tile on all floors, and granite on all counter tops throughout. Beautifully done! Our home has wooden window blinds,vertical blinds, and living room drapes for added beauty.

Guests will enjoy a large living/dining/kitchen open area with complete ocean viewing!

There is a large flat screen plasma HD/TV with surround sound in the living area. There is a separate tuner and cd and dvd player with living area speakers and balcony exterior speakers.

All bedrooms have flat screen smart tvs and usb outlets. There is plenty of comfortable seating for lots of people. HBO and Family cable features if provided for guests. The sectional has a queen sleeper, and when the cushions are removed from the other side of the couch, it makes a full size twin bed. The high speed and wireless routers are located in the living area.

The large kitchen has a bar that seats 2, a round table for 4, and a separate dining area for fine dining is located in the living area with seating for 8. The kitchen is always a gathering spot, and you will be enjoying a huge kitchen complete with all amenities. Truly a must if you enjoy cooking and plan to eat a few meals at home!

There are two gulf front master bedrooms, each with a king bed.

One is downstairs and has a large flat screen tv and very large room with full wall of windows view of the ocean. This master has a bathroom that has a small transom window for watching the ocean as you shower! It has a rain shower and a wall shower, but no tub.

The other bedroom downstairs is a bunk room with two full size and two twin size bunks and a large flat smart tv on wall.

All of the bunks have their own usb outlets and wall lights. It has a private entrance to a bath that has a tub/shower. It is not gulf front, but you have a complete view of the ocean from it's bay window.

The upstairs master has it's own private balcony and a 43 inch smart tv. It also has only a large tiled shower in the bath, but no tub. There is a full size and portable crib stored in the walk in closet in this room. The room is very large and has it's own balcony to enjoy your coffee while watching the dolphins play.

The other gulf front bedroom upstairs was designed with children or teens in mind. It has two queen beds plus a twin bed, so 5 people can easily sleep in this room. It also has a tv mounted on the wall so all in the beds can view the tv. It's tiled and marbled bath also has a shower, but no tub.

There is a gas grill for outdoor cooking. You will enjoy two teak tables, chairs for eating outside with cushions that match the ocean's beautiful green color. And, of course, lots of chaises and rockers for your sunning and viewing pleasure. Plus, there are two beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs set up for you each morning on your private beach from March-October

There are two balconies for beach-side viewing and sunning, and there is also a large covered porch on the lower level with an outdoor, private shower. Men and children love taking showers in this bath!!! There is room for sunning in chaise lounges on this level, or enjoying a sun free covered porch with a swing and enough tables and chairs to seat over 20 people.

You are within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Kayak, bike, and scooter rentals are directly across the street. There is a convenience store just steps away, a good pizza place, (which also serves breakfasts), and a dairy queen just across the street as well as as beach store. This strip mall has everything! And, if you want wonderful gourmet coffees, step across the street to the Bad Ass Cafe...Wonderful place for breakfast, or walk down the beach to the Whale's Tail for breakfast or lunch. The largest upscale outlet mall in the country is less than two miles away as well as two grocery stores, drug stores, etc.

You will fall in love with this two story adorable beach cottage and want to call it your own. Just a few stairs to climb in the home so it is perfect for small kids and elderly. We have gates from the balcony to the lower level, and from the front door to the walkway to the deck on side of house. This is where the grill is located. We also have gates for use of the stairs in the main living area so little ones can't crawl up or down. Owners live in Miramar Beach for the winter months and in Cashier's NC for the summer months, but their daughter in law is always standing by to take care of any needs you have, plus Ocean Reef also manages our property so they are there to help also. And, Bev is always just a text away from you! You will never want to leave this precious cottage!!! We provide all guests with our personal recommendations of restaurants and activities to enjoy.

This is a no smoking, pet free home. Up to 5 large cars or suv's can park; 4 in the paved driveway, and one in front of the house.

On the large covered porch downstairs there is a separate refrigerator/freezer so cool drinks are only steps from the beach.

You may use the pool directly across the street. This pool is for guests of our beach home, (called 'Clearview'). It is a 4 unit condo building with tenants who work all day so pool is empty for you to enjoy. And, you may use the pools from our vrbo listing 30231! Please go to that listing to read the descriptions of the pools and surrounding areas. (The SS pool is not within walking distance of the beach homes, but you can easily spend a day there).

The calendar on vrbo is CURRENT except for weeks that I am awaiting rental agreements, so please check the vrbo calendar before emailing me. Also, we only do Sat to Sat rentals; no daily rentals.

Keywords: Gulf Front Home Cottage

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Bev Monaco
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Bev Monaco

I am Bev Monaco, and my husband is John. We retired to Destin 16 years ago and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. We just love it here, but have found another wonderful spot in the mountains of North Carolina.. so we do the country club life in the summer in Cashier's and the quiet winters in Miramar Beach during the winter months. God has been wonderful to us!!! .. We have a full time handyman who makes sure our properties are kept in tip top shape. And, our daughter in law takes care of our properties like we would during the summer months. She is just awesome and you will adore her. We do!!! We lost our son, Maria's husband in a tragic accident over 3 years ago, so vacationing with loved ones is even more special to us as we know that can change in an instant. We insist on making sure our guests have incredibly wonderful vacations when they stay in any of our properties! We are very much hand's on with our guest's needs.

Bev Monaco purchased this house in 2003

Why Bev Monaco chose Miramar Beach

My husband and I were flying to Hawaii for a vacation 18 years ago, and United Airlines had a big spread in their magazine about the Emerald Coast of Florida.. I grew up in Atlanta, Ga and had never even heard of the Emerald Coast as my parents were not beach lovers. When we returned I flew to Destin with the intention of buying a small condo IF the beach and surroundings were as described in the article.. Within a day, I called my husband to tell him I had found the perfect retirement spot for which we had been searching for several years! We bought 24559 first, and I spent 3 incredibly wonderful winters there until we moved down full time and built our retirement home. The rest is history.. We starting acquiring beautiful properties as investments to rent out. I loveeee decorating and doing all the things I think our guest's need to ensure they have wonderful experiences. We wouldn't live any other place in the world! (Except for the mountains in Cashier's NC during the summer months!!!!) The beaches here are just the most beautiful in the world. It is just a gorgeous little piece of Heaven!

What makes this house unique

We host a sibbling reunion each year at our beach home and always experience incredibly beautiful memories. My sister and I were sitting on the balcony of 24559 at sunset about 5 years ago and saw the 'green flash'! It was incredible to witness!!! It was over so quickly, but for years we had read books that referenced the 'green flash' but never knew if it was really true.. Well, it is!! (Of course, the rest of the sibblings and our spouses insist we had had one glass of wine too many!!!) The beach here is unlike any other in the world.. beautiful pure white powdery sand made from ice crystals and crystal clear emerald green waters.. incredible restaurants and wonderfullll people.. it is a wonderfulllll vacation spot!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bev, we have to tell you we had a wonderful vacation. We all loved it and spent two weeks of luxury! The teen room was huge success as was the refrigerator and shower on downstairs porch. The little ones asked.. Can we just live here??

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
Jun 2017
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • only one bath has tub.. all others have showers. The porch downstairs has a hot/cold water shower for a fun time.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2) both gulf upstairs and one downstairs, Two Queen size Beds upstairs and one twin upstairs. One bunk room downstairs with two double beds and 2 double twins on main level. A queen sofa bed in living room, Baby Cribs (2) one regular size crib plus one portable crib
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
High speed and wireless internet, Cable HDTV with surround sound, Smooth top Stove, Two Outdoor Showers, Outdoor speakers on main level balcony


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Gulf Front 4 Bed 4 Ba w Pool! Sleeps 17
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 93 reviews

Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

Cape Monoco was just beautiful for our family vacation! Perfect set up!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tku tku tku!!!!
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Perfectly Designed

  • 5 of 5

The beaches of the Florida panhandle are almost ALL uniformly picturesque. What seperates Cape Monaco from the rest is that it gives the guest the perfect location to take it all in whenever it works best for that individual.

For instance:

My husband and I poured our coffee at 6am, put a light jacket over our pajamas and sat in the swing on the lower porch every morning. It was lovely solitude until the grands (they're 7 and 9) “found” us, then we would begin our heated battles of “Go Fish”. If they preferred to play in the sand, they could play right in front of the house near the water - where we (still in pjs) could see them at all times. There were lots of sand toys waiting in the box on that porch! This lasted until the 20 to 30 somethings rolled out.

Afternoon activity consisted of paddle boards (across the street), lazy beach play or reading - in the sun or not - all the while staying in view so as to keep communication easy and open within the age groups and interests.

While everyone else was getting ready for the evening, hubs and I got dressed for dinner, then enjoyed a cocktail on the main porch while taking in the spectacular sunset.

All of this to say: you can’t do those things just anywhere along the beach. This home provided for each of our unique needs while keeping us all under one roof.

Another thing - we loved the configuration of chairs!! The main porch had 2 lounge chairs, a table and chairs (more than 4), and 2 rockers. This could seat each of us in whichever way made us most comfortable. The lower porch had the swing, loads of table seating, and 2 swivel/rockers in the shade plus 2 more loungers out in the sun. The private master deck gave us two more loungers that we 2 old people napped on. Did I mention that ALL of the chairs are padded and extremely comfortable?? (None of that plastic stuff!)

Here’s another “comfort detail”: One night the noise level inside was more than I wanted at that particular time so I stepped out on the porch and closed the door. That eliminated the offensive sounds and I was able to wrap myself in the comfort and peace of the rolling waves. Bliss!

ps. We had all that we needed to make, serve and enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner for 25!! even though we were just 9

Thank you, Bev and Maria!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had some issues but overall loved it

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very kind and helpful. Had a ceiling leak due to heavy rain and air conditioning issue. They took care of it immediately. I would not hesitate to stay there again. Loved being right on the beach. Not sure we can afford it again but not because of the home. Great location also

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and perfect for families with young children. Two baby beds, high chair and baby gates! The owner was very attentive to our needs and very accessible prior to and during our stay. Lots of great restaurants and shopping very close and the beach was wonderful. We are already planning our next week.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tk u, tk u tk u!!!!
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very well-maintained, right on the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tku. Tku. Tku!!! Have a great winter c u next year !
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Location Location Location......!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible family vacation at your wonderful house. Both our daughters and all the grandchildren commented on how this had been one of the nicest family vacations they have had. My soon to be 4 year old told her mom "I love this house. Can we keep it?" The layout of the house is perfect. The "teen room" was a hit and the outside enclosed shower was a plus. Definitely a do over.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooooooooo much! I love hearing that family's had great memories at the beach home. We have some memories of when my daddy and momma were alive visiting there as well as some family reunions. Those memories are precious! Thank you for staying, and please do return!!! Bev
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
vps Okaloosa Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
A lot of them within one mile
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Destin Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
lot of them in 3 miles (one also at Seascape 1/4m
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Ft Walton Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Emerald Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whales Tale's
Nearest Beach
on Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

a public beach is 1 block away with tons of water sports and activities for rent; grocery and drug stores, emergency centers, hospital, restaurants, gas stations, all within 1/2 mile




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $400
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

Deposit is $2000.00. To obtain a rental agreement, email owner

monthly winter rates are available via contacting owner. You must have prior approval for a pet. small, non shedding

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.