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Pelican's Elbow -- 4 BR, 2BA, Large Private Pool, Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,020 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR, 2BA home in Gated Neighborhood, Near Beach

It's time to kick off your shoes, relax and get away from everyday. And The Pelican's Elbow is the vacation home to help you do just that. It has everything you need for that relaxing week at the seashore, including a large private swimming pool and patio - great for morning coffee instead of a morning commute. The pool is all yours - no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. And it's handy, right out the back door, no expeditions necessary.

The Pelican's Elbow is pet friendly, so there's no need to leave your pet in a kennel or with the neighbors for a week.

So, don't be crammed into a cramped condo. This beautiful home with its nautical decor, largest in the neighborhood, is perfect for large families or groups. You have room to stretch out (2020 square feet), with a large living room, four bedrooms, two baths, a spacious family room, full kitchen and full laundry room.

The home features top quality memory foam mattresses in all bedrooms to ensure a great night's sleep, porcelain tile floors and flat screen HD TVs throughout.

The large master bedroom features a king size bed, HDTV, VCR/DVD, and private bath. The Kahuna and Palm bedrooms both have queen beds, HDTVs, DVD players and alarm clocks just in case you don't want to sleep in some morning. The Twin bedroom features two twin beds and HDTV with VCR/DVD player. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. There are two queen sleeper sofas in separate living/family rooms.

The large back yard is fenced for privacy and security and features a large private L-shaped swimming pool (28-1/2 ft long by 9-13 ft wide) and tropical landscaping. You have a gas grill and picnic table/umbrella on the patio.

At the end of a great day in the sun you can enjoy the spacious family room with 46" flat screen cable HDTV, DVD player, selection of books, more than 175 videos (many of them kid's videos), and family games. Wireless Internet is provided.

Kick back, soak up some sun and work on your tan (or lounge in the shade) and enjoy life at The Pelican's Elbow.

Please check our availability calendar prior to inquiring - we keep it up to date.

No Smoking.

More Details

Ronald Larsen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ronald Larsen

This property is managed and maintained by the owner. I try to provide everything you need for your beach vacation. I live in the Destin area and am on call if any problems arise. I take pride in this property and work hard to make it an enjoyable, clean, well-maintained vacation location.

Ronald Larsen purchased this house in 2005

Why Ronald Larsen chose Miramar Beach

The Pelican's Elbow is a beautiful, well maintained home in a gated beach community. Destin is a family-oriented beach vacation destination, with one of the nicest white sand beaches in the country. Our area has a small-town feel, with lots of shopping and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

The Pelican's Elbow has one of the largest private pools in the community, in a fenced-in back yard. The pool is 'L-shaped,' 28-1/2 feet long by 9-13 feet wide (not heated). Best of all, the pool is all yours – no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. Perhaps you are back from an afternoon at the beach, or it’s after dinner – the pool is a great place for the kids (and adults) to enjoy themselves without the need to organize an expedition. You'll have a nice patio beside the pool with a picnic table and gas grill. And there is a good size fenced back yard with several trees (banana, pomegranate) and tropical landscaping.

After a long day of enjoying yourself, get a great night's sleep on the top quality memory foam mattresses throughout the home.


Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rentals during Spring Break and Summer seasons are for full week only, from one Saturday to the next.
  • Damage deposit is $100 per person for student groups.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The master bathroom has double sinks and a large soaker tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress and pillows.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress and pillows.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin memory foam mattresses and pillows.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , King memory foam mattress and pillows.
  • Master bedroom features a king bed with a memory foam mattress and a private bath with double sinks, shower and large soaker tub. It also has a huge walk-in closet, HDTV, VCR/DVD and ceiling fan. The Palm Breeze and Kahuna bedrooms offer comfortable queen beds with memory foam mattresses, cable HDTVs and DVD players, ceiling fans and CD player/clock radios. The Twin bedroom has two twin beds with memory foam mattresses, cable HDTV with VCR/DVD player, ceiling fan and clock radio. There are queen sleeper sofas in each of the living and family rooms. Two pack-n-play type portable cribs and a single roll-away bed are available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Track in Destin has several go-cart tracks, bungee jumping, kiddie rides and coin-operated amusements. Big Kahunas is a water park and has a mini-golf course. Kids will like Fat Daddy's with its coin-operated machines and pizza parlor. Ft. Walton Beach, a few miles away, has The Gulfarium, a marine park with shows and exhibits. Baytowne Wharf, about 5 miles from the house, is a family fun spot with restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, amusements, a kid's playground and fireworks several nights a week during the summer. The area is full of restaurants, from Micky D's to fine dining. Lots of pizza, sushi, oyster bars and seafood. You may wish to rent a street-legal golf cart for running to/from the beach. A street-legal cart can be used on any street with speed limits of 35 mph or under, must obey all traffic laws and must be parked in our garage when at the home. See our website for links to restaurants, water sports, cart rentals, fishing, entertainment and shopping.


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Pelican's Elbow -- 4 BR, 2BA, Large Private Pool, Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great house for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were really impressed with the pelicans elbow. Ron was a great host and very informative. The house was stocked with all of the essential must haves. There was plenty of room for my family. I would definitely recommend this to any family and will look into staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. It was nice to have you at The Pelican's Elbow.
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Awesome place. Very clean. Accommodated the whole group well!

  • 5 of 5

Ron was very helpful and the house was wonderful. Would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Pelican's Elbow. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, very spacious and clean and well kept. Ron was very thorough with the expectations and information about Destin, giving us lists of restaurants and personal recommendations of newrby restaurants. Very good vacation house!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the home and your stay in Destin.
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Excellent!!! Mr. Ron was wonderful. The house was spacious, very clean, comfortable and felt homey

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved that beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and wagon were provided with the home for our use. The floor plan was perfect for our multi-generational family. Also, we loved the shaded private pool in the afternoons after top much sun at the beach. We had initially planned to have 5 adults, 2 children, and 1 dog but ended up having 3 additional children for a couple nights during our stay. We did not feel the least bit overcrowded. We would love to stay there again and were blessed with perfect weather everyday of our stay...Oh and I must add the grill and abundance of large pots and pans were a huge plus!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The house was exceptionally clean and was stocked with cookware and linens. Ron was very helpful with his suggestions for places to see visit in the area. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was a wonderful retreat. Loved the area. Ron was a great host and provided all the information we needed to make our stay a great one.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The largest shopping mall in the area, with lots of restaurants, bowling, multiplex movie th...
Pompano Joe's
Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach. Located at the east end of the beach parking lo...
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Nice shopping center in the SanDestin complex. Shops, restaurants, entertainment, playground...
Whale's Tail At Seascape
Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach. A couple miles east of Pelican's Elbow.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The area's outlet mall, right off Hwy 98, about 3.5 miles east of Pelican's Elbow. Lots of ...
Grand Boulevard
Another good shopping complex, about 5-6 miles east of Pelican's Elbow on the north side of ...
Crab Trap
Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach in James Lee Park. About a mile from Pelican's E...
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Really good breakfast/lunch restaurant (open till about 2 pm). Two locations -- one east of ...
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
Burgers and Cajun food within walking distance of Pelican's Elbow -- about 4 blocks away, do...
The Surf Hut
Probably my family's favorite seafood restaurant. About 4 miles east of Pelican's Elbow, rig...
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
Good pizza and other Italian food. In the Silver Sands Mall.
Mama Clemenza's
Really good Italian breakfasts. You won't find your standard ham and eggs here, but give it ...
The Fresh Market
Good market. I like their produce section and deli bar. West of the Pelican, near the Home D...
Very good ice cream and candies. In the Grand Boulevard shopping center right off Hwy 98, 5-...
Marco's Pizza
Good Pizza. East of Pelican's Elbow, in the plaza across from Silver Sands mall.
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach, within easy walk (4 blocks) of Pelican's Elbow.
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
Good restaurant, across from Captain Daves. Easy 4 block walk from Pelican's Elbow.
Crab Trap
Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach in James Lee Park. About a mile from Pelican's E...
Bad Ass Coffee
Decent coffee shop. Not much parking.
Grand Boulevard
Shopping center with lots of boutiques, a Publix grocery, Starbucks, and several good restau...
Bruster's Ice Cream
Great homemade ice cream.
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton Bch (NW Florida Regional) - VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Captain Dave's on the beach, Kenny D's nearby.
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
A dozen fine local courses. Closest is Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
U.S. 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Pompano Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

Destin features a wide array of water-oriented activities, including beautiful white-sand beaches, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling/scuba diving, pontoon boat rentals, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sightseeing/dinner/dolphin watching cruises, and shelling. You can even swim with the dolphins in the open ocean nearby.

The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses. There are nearby state forests with biking trails and bike and canoe rentals. And Destin boasts a large fleet of charter fishing boats and day boats for the finest deep sea fishing in this part of the country.

Silver Sands Mall, one of the largest designer outlet malls in the country, is only 3.5 miles from the home. Destin Commons Mall is 3 miles away with a multi-theatre complex. Both have dozens of shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Grand Boulevard shopping center is about five miles away. It has a multi-theatre complex, Publix Grocery, several good restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: Water park & mini-golf, amusements including go carts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, bungee jumping, electronic games. Biking along the beach & canoeing in state forest.

See our website for an extensive list of shopping, dining, golf, tennis, fun on the water, attractions in the Florida Panhandle and other things to do in the area, such as helicopter rides. The site has links to detailed information on all of these.

Check out the Guest Information notebook at Pelican's Elbow for an extensive list/rating of local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195 + Tax
Processing $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Home sleeps up to 12; add $105/week ($15/night) for 9th-12th person over age 2.

Student rates shown for spring break. Family rate is available on inquiry.

We rent to responsible student groups with $100/person damage deposit & minimum $220 cleaning fee. For 9-12 students, higher fees charged.

Standard cleaning fee for family groups is $195.

During peak seasons this home is rented from one Saturday to the next.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.