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Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Bella has 3 bedroom plus a Bonus Bunk room, 3 baths and sleeps 10

Beach Retreat is a gated community with only 24 cottages just across the street from the beach. It is a very short walk to a private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage! The neighborhood has brick paved streets lined with colorful Florida Cottages, professional landscaping, and a huge 3000-square-foot pool with a club house, sun deck, and barbecue grills! Conveniently located to Destin Commons Mall and all other activities! Silver Sands Outlet Mall is close too!

Villa Bella is the 4th home to the left as you enter the subdivision. Sleeps up to 10 w/ 2 king-size beds, 2 bunkbeds & 2 twins size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa.

The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports.

What to do besides enjoy our wonderful beach...: Should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer, you'll find an abundance of choices. Sidewalks line scenic 98 for walking, running or bike riding. We are a short 2 mile drive to the Silver Sands mall to the West, or luxury shopping at Destin Commons to the East. Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, and Pompano Joe's are all within walking distance to Cayenne Cottage. We encourage you to leave menus of your favorite restaurants when you come. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a vacation in it’s own right for shoppers you will have access to over 100 stores, including, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market

For evening entertainment: Destin is known for some wonderfully upscale eateries, as well as your regular fare. Friendly night life and nearby state of the art movie theater. More great shopping can be found at the Destin Commons outdoor mall. Enjoy such great stores as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, Books-A-Million & Maui Nix Surf Shop to rattle off a few. Stop for a bite to eat at the Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Tony’s Ristorante or Sushi Siam. More than just shopping the Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons . Rave Motion Pictures is also housed at Destin Commons to catch the latest releases. Grande Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , Fleming’s, Cantina Laredo

Fun Fun Fun: The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports. Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes twice to three times a year, event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you will want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why!

The Track Amusement Center in Destin, Florida offers mini golf, Water Bumper Boats, go-carts & for those not faint of heart, Bungee Jumping.

Big Kahuna’s Water Park is a favorite for young & old a like. Take a break from the wonderful Destin, Florida beach & spend the day here.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

This property is managed by: JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC

Guestbook comments from the manager

We LOVE Villa Bella. We have stayed in many homes in Destin over the past 8 years...even Captains Quarters here in Beach Retreat, two homes in Maravilla, one home in Avalon, two homes in Crystal Beach and a condo in Emerald Dunes. Villa Bella is our favorite and it is the most comfortable home we have experienced. The furnishings are beautiful, practical and suit our lifestyle well. Everything here is perfect so far. Thank you for taking time with us and our many questions.
Jul 2010
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Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to the downstairs king bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , attached to the upstairs king bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to the upstairs twin bedroom plus w/ hallway access
  • The master bedroom has a private attached bath. The other two bathrooms can be accessed from a bedroom or a hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper in living room on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds in small bunk room
  • Villa Bella has a downstairs master bedroom with a king size bed and attached bath. This home also has the main upstairs master bedroom with a king bed and attached bath which has a jetted tub and separate shower. On this floor you will also find a guest bedroom with two twin beds and an attached bath that can also be accessed from the hallway. The last sleeping area is a bunk room. This small room is just large enough for a small side table and a set of bunk beds. It is a big hit with the kids and is also sturdy enough to accommodate adults as well!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide free Beach Set up from Mar - Oct for our guest! Community grilling area is located by the pool. Grilling is not allowed at the homes. Each home has parking for 2 vehicles only. Please do not park in any other spots but the home you have reserved. The pool is heated during the winter months but stays covered unless the outside tempature goes above 60 degrees.


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Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Felt like home the moment we walked in

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, master bed was very comfortable. Loved the color scheme. This unit is by the pool but you don’t hear the noise from inside. This is our 3rd year booking through Kastle Keepers, Kathy is a gem to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the 8th year we have stayed at the Villa Bella. It's turned into our annual family reunion at the beach. Everything and everybody was wonderful to us except for Hurricane Nate. Even Nate didn't last that long.

Thanks again for having such fantastic Villa for us to use every year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Will, Thank you for the review! We look forward to your visits every year!!!!
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Exactly as pictured on the website

  • 5 of 5

Cozy welcoming cottage. Decorated nicely and comfortable beds. Everything you need is stocked in the kitchen. There is even a closet full of beach chairs and toys. Short walk to the beach we plan to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I look forward to seeing you again next year!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean cozy. Very nice. Our favorite

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I hope you will come back again soon!!!!!
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Was very nice and live the location to the beach

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay!
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Wonderful house & great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean & nicely decorated. We didn't have any issues while we were there other than the weather. The beach & restaurants were just a short walk away not to mention the pool is in your back door. If you have questions Kathy is great to work with & quick to answer. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ramelle, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the weather! I hope you will come back to visit us again soon! Bye for now, Kathy
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Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
JBs Pizza To Poboys
Pizza Restaurant
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
The Whale's Tail Beach Bar & Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
Fat Clemenzas
Pizza Restaurant
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
Cabana Cafe
American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Royal Palm Grille
Sushi Restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Acme Oyster House
Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Pedro's Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Real Thai Fusion Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
The Golf Garden of Destin
Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Shan Kishi
Japanese Restaurant
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
Chicken Wings Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Fondue Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Fajitas Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Cinco De Mayo Cocina Mexicana
Mexican Restaurant
Aegean Greek Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
Surf Hut
Seafood Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Thai 9 Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich Shop
Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
Northern Italian Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Lin's Asian Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Pino Gelato Cafe
Back Yard Burgers
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
James Lee Park
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Jordano's Pizza & More
Pizza Restaurant
Lillie's Q
Barbecue Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Our home is located in the gated community of Cottage Retreat. It is a short walk to the beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. This quaint community has paved streets and lined with colorful Florida Cottages.

The community has a 3000 square foot pool that is heated part of the year.

The Beach Retreat community also has a club house with state of the art fitness room. The Beach Retreat community is centrally located near all of Destin's wonderful Restaurants, water sports, and shopping. We are with in a mile of Pompano Joe's, Capt Dave's and the Crab Trap restaurants. Destin is home

to the worlds largest designer outlet mall, plus Destin commons which boast a Rave Theater, Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, dancing waterspouts for the children to play in and a build a bear workshop. Then there is the world class beaches to relax on! There is so much to see and do in Destin that you can be a busy or as laid back as you decide you want to be!

My name is Kathy, give me a call!

Golf: Of course we can not forget to mention Golf!

Dont forget our wonderful Golf courses!

There are (10) Championship golf courses within four (4) miles of 'Villa Bella'. Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $195 + Tax
Damage Insurance $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

Professionally managed by JSRE/Kastlekeepers

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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