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Unwind to the Sound of the Kiss of the Gulf on the Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Very recently I rented a condo while on vacation in South Florida. I learned the difference between a 'rental unit'and a second home. As this is my home away from home, my goal has been to create a setting that is relaxing, peaceful and inviting. I have completely enjoyed upgrading over the years and have slowly and carefully chosen carpets, furnishings and accessories for their beauty and quality. I have recently upgraded both bathrooms with new custom cabinetry and granite counter tops and porcelan tile floors. Because I enjoy cooking, you will find that everything I require at home is present in my kitchen. Come, enjoy, make yourself at home. I hope you will want to return often.

The kitchen has ample work space, lots of cabinets, well stocked for anyone who wants to cook or entertain while they are here. There are granite counter-tops. The dining table can accommodate six and the bar has four stools.

Assuming you are occupying the master bedroom, you can awake to a full view of the gulf. I invite you to do as I do and enjoy your first cup of coffee right from that vantage point. You may want to make sunset a ritual on the west facing balcony. I've seen some pretty amazing sunsets from that spot as the sun hides her face until the morning.

There are three flat screen TVs, a wet bar and a supply of books to meet the taste of a variety of readers.

When you come, I hope you will find it as relaxing and restorative as I do each time I return.

PLEASE NOTE; boats, and trailers of any type are not permitted at the Mainsail Resort property.

Keywords: Penthouse, Gulf View, Flat, One Level, family friendly,

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

For the past thirty plus years I have lived in Nashville,TN where I sell residential real estate.

I grew up in North Carolina and going to the Atlantic beaches was an annual event. After I relocated to Nashville, TN I discovered the Gulf Coast. Originally I went to other beaches and when I decided to buy a property on the Gulf I discovered the Destin area almost by accident. I found Destin to be a more refined environment, appealing less to the college crowd than some other areas. It has a beauty and a sophistication I really liked. When I walked into what is now my home away from home, I knew I had found the right one. The spaciousness of the rooms, the view and the location were all right.

I have traveled extensively and enjoyed some very nice accomodations. When I come to my special place in Destin, I want to feel not only relaxed, but also to have a sense of a special enivronment.

I hope you will enjoy being there as much as I do every time I come back.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1994

Why The Owner chose Scenic Gulf Drive East

I chose this unit because I enjoyed the higher ceiling of the penthouse unit, the spaciousness and open floor plan. I loved the quiet beach and the view just blew me away.

What makes this condo unique

Whether I want to sit all day and knit and watch Law and Order reruns, Read for hours, shop at the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, prowl the antique shops, walk on the beach, hit the surf, play scrabble with friends, do the hot tub, soak up the sun, cook for friends, two things never happen. I never get bored and I'm never ready to go home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

the condo was just beautiful and very comfortable for my family. We couldn't have enjoyed it more and we hated to leave. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Jun 2016
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Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in Living Room. Lots of drawer storage in Entertainment Center
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Upscale carpeting and furnishings, granite counter tops in kitchen and bath, wet bar, a supply of books for your enjoyment are some of the amenities along with the two pools, hot tub, shuffleboard, tennis courts, video game room and fitness center are here for your enjoyment.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Unwind to the Sound of the Kiss of the Gulf on the Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
Nashville Tennessee

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, granddaughter & her friend, and I had a wonderful stay in Mainsail. The condo was perfect for the four of us, and so convenient to the beach. My daughter and I enjoyed lounging by the Gulf while the girls played in the water. When the girls tired of the beach they had the pool or hot tub for additional fun.

Our condo was so comfortable and pleasant, with roomy bedrooms, a well appointed kitchen and plenty of couches for TV or reading books. The views from the balcony made it even better for morning coffee or viewing the evening sunsets. This was my granddaughter's first time at the beach! She had a wonderful time and can't wait to return! Best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sugar Land, TX

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Destin after many years of being away. We had a great time in your Condo and loved the location. You were an excellent Owner to work with on scheduling and that was greatly appreciated. Your Condo has everything you need and beautiful views. Needless to say, I now remember why I love Destin so much and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marla, Thank you for taking the time to review. I am delighted that you had a good stay and found my condo pleasing. It is my home away from home and I want it to be comfortable and pleasing for me and for all who come to stay. I hope you will come again.
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A very nice Penthouse Condo in Mainsail with a great view of the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here and will consider a return visit in the future. The unit is on the top floor of Mainsail and has a lot of light due to the windows along the top of the living room ceiling. The view of the Gulf was beautiful and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin Tennessee

Perfect Fall Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Mainsail, but it won't be the last! We had not stayed in this part of Destin, fearing it would be too crowded for our tastes. What a surprise! It is close to tons of shopping, dining, golf, and go-cart action; all of which we did. But when you enter the Mainsail complex and hit the beach, you feel miles away. So much nicer than densely populated high-rise complexes. Plenty of elbow room at the beach and both pools. The weather was absolutely perfect and the crowds were gone. The condo was so elegantly and quitely comfortable, and far lovelier than the pictures online. We left the sliding glass doors open all night to enjoy the sound of the surf, and watched a wedding on the beach from the balcony on Saturday afternoon. Only 1/4 mile from Baytowne Wharf and our new favorite place for Benny's and Beignets; Another Broken Egg Cafe. This was the nicest fall vacation our family has taken. We look forward to returning.......

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend filled with sun, surf, and some deep sea fishing. Your unit was one of the most beautiful and comfortable places we have ever stayed in all the 20 years we have been coming to Destin. It made us want a place of our own there. The decor was beautiful and made us feel at home and comfortable. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us. We will definitely keep your information and stay in your unit again in the future.

P.S. We even got to see a manatee out in the ocean while we were there.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patsy, It's been a year since your last trip to 184 Mainsail, I hope you will be able to come again this fall. For September through October I am offering a 20% discount. Frances Garner
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft. Walton
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Busters Bar andGrill
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Multiple Restaraunts
Nearest Beach
Miramar Meach
Car: necessary

There are six lighted tennis courts at Mainsail. ResortQuet offers to the PassPort to Fun to guests which provides coupons and freebees. Silver Sands Outlet Mall is just across Hwy 98 from Mainsail. This is the largest Designer Outlet Mall in the South. Excellent dining choices are everywhere. Grand Blvd. is less than two miles away and has some very excellent dining choices, Busters is a long-time favorite family oriented sports bar within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 30 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Last Chance before shcooll!
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Best Time of the year!
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A 6% percentage based reservation fee will be added to the rate. Feel free to inquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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