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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 story home, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 14, walk to beach, luxury beach home

“Secret Paradise” is a three story luxury newly remodeled beautifully decorated 5 bedroom, 3 full and one half bath home, boasting 3000+ square feet of living space. The home is located in the upscale gated community of Emerald Shores. This beach home is located only 500 yards from the spectacular white sand and clear breathtaking water of Destin. Spend a week with us and you will know why we named our home “Secret Paradise” We pride ourselves on great customer service as I am a homeowner that manages my own home. I will personally call you after I confirm your booking to discuss your vacation needs:)**We are a family rental property only and do not rent to singles under the age of 25 and/or chaperoned groups, no exceptions.

Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac between the two private neighborhood pools; a short two minute walk takes you to either pool (one is heated seasonally), tennis court, basketball or shuffle board. Emerald Shores is the only neighborhood in the Destin area with its own private pavilion on the beach with bathrooms, shower, picnic tables, sun deck, new in 2012 a Cafe (offering cold drinks, snacks and food items), plus private deeded beach owned by the subdivision. During summer months Emerald Shores offers a FREE shuttle service to take you to the beach or you can enjoy the short 5 minute walk through the tropical neighborhood to get to the beach using our wagon to bring all your toys and chairs. We offer a rolling cooler to bring all your refreshments. We also have a closet full of beach toys, rafts and a couple beach chairs to share with our guests! Beach service (umbrella and chair rental for an extra fee) is available as well or you may bring your own.

“Secret Paradise” is newly upgraded and the interior living room has been freshly painted and professionally decorated in October 2015 and new luxury vinyl plank flooring added on stairwell, hallway and all 2nd floor bedrooms in March of 2016! Are home is detailed and well appointed each year to keep our vacation home rental fresh and up to date!

After entering through the leaded glass front doorway you will be welcomed with a large open floor plan to enjoy. The spacious living room has plenty of comfortable seating (2 new sofas October 2014), a 52' HDTV, dining area with over sized wood table for eight and fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with new french door stainless steel refrigerator(new December 2014) and full size appliances, stone back splash, upgraded maple cabinetry and Corian counters with 5 bar stools for counter top dining. We also have a booster highchair for the babies visiting. Kitchen also has a large pantry as well as a door to the back covered patio with propane grill to extend outside dining. First floor has NO steps and has three entries for added convenience.

The spacious KING first floor newly decorated master bedroom(October 2015) boasts a king size solid wood carved poster bed,new mattress added October 2016! 32 inch TV, and DVD player. Attached is a NEWLY Renovated full bath with over sized shower with new vanity, granite counters, new sink, new shower doors and new tile flooring all completed in October 2014. The first floor also has a full laundry room (complimentary laundry detergent) NEW high efficiency top loader washer added October 2015, New super capacity dryer added October 2016, with deep sink, iron, ironing board, drying rack, and door to front porch. A newly upgraded half bath(October 2015) has a designer styled vessel bowl sink with new granite and new vanity is an added convenience located on the first floor!

Extra wide stairwell with NEW vinyl plank flooring leads to the second floor with three addition bedrooms also appointed with NEW upgraded vinyl plank flooring, porch access, local artisan custom made desk, large NEWLY Renovated full bath with new double sinks, granite counters, new vanities, makeup vanity with stool, new tile flooring, new shower doors to tub with shower all completed October 2014!

The first second floor bedroom features KING size bedroom suit, flat screen 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, French doors to large covered porch, and large closet. Additional bedroom has 2 TWIN beds and a QUEEN sleeper sofa new mattress added 2015, 32" flat screen TV and hosts 4 people. Also a third bedroom on the second floor has a QUEEN bed and deluxe FULL futon, large closet, and 32" flat screen TV and DVD player finishes this floor.

Venture up to the third floor for a private luxury suite! KING size bed tropical carved poster bed awaits with French doors to a private balcony that is great for relaxing and watching the sunset. This room features upgraded full bath with newer vanity with granite counter, shower, closet, flat screen 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player and a chair for comfort or for reading a good book.

We offer FREE Wi-Fi, local phone, multiple TVs all bedrooms have a 32" flat screen TV, DVD players, and cable. The home has 4 large covered porches for relaxing and enjoying your stay each porch featuring patio furnishings. A NEW propane grill (2015) is offered as well as a charcoal grill. Also a wagon and rolling cooler are supplied for your use to bring your things to the beach or pools. The home features two hot water tanks and dual ac units. Every bedroom and also the living room has ceiling fans. All linens and towels(excluding beach towels)are provided. A Pack n Play crib and booster highchair is offered for babies visiting. Private driveway for parking 3/4 cars.

Destin has so much to offer everyone. If you are looking for more to do than enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald waters there is plenty more to do. Destin is a shoppers dream with Destin Commons (upscale outdoor shopping plaza) now including Fish bowl bowing alley new in 2014, Silver Sands Outlet mall (largest designer outlet mall in nation, over 100+ outlet stores), and The Village of Baytowne Wharf (outdoor boutique shopping with restaurants). All located within 2-3 miles of “Secret Paradise”. Destin is also known as the “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The Harborwalk Village is located in the fishing harbor of Destin. Home to the Fishing Rodeo this harbor has charter boats and multiple activities for the whole family. Dining out in any of the area restaurants is a great way to spend an afternoon. Walking distance are a few beachside dining options. Sitting beachfront overlooking the beautiful views is a great way to enjoy the moment.

Come see for yourself why Destin has become our “Secret Paradise”!

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Member since: 2010
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About Linda

We are the new proud owners of 'Secret Paradise' located in Emerald Shores, Destin Florida. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in 2010 and purchased our beach home that same year. We have two wonderful children, 24 and 27. Family is very important to us and vacationing together has always been a highlight of every year. We have always loved the beach and wanted to find the perfect place to own a vacation home. The first time we visited Destin was in the summer of 2008 and found it to be a true Secret Paradise. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio we did not know a clear emerald water beach existed in the United States until we found Destin. The bright white sand and clear water is breathtaking! We now own a 'Secret Paradise' and would like to share it with others! We take pride in great customer service and enjoy helping each guest with their perfect vacation so please call us to discuss your travel needs!

Linda purchased this house in 2010

Why Linda chose Miramar Beach

Secret Paradise is located on a cul-de-sac in the family oriented Emerald Shores neighborhood. We like having a gated community and it's convenient location to the beach. Having two pools to enjoy and a private beach pavilion is a 'one of a kind' offered in the Destin area. Also the free tram service to the beach in peak season is a great feature!

What makes this house unique

A short five minute walk to the beach and also strategically placed between the two pools offered. We not only have three porches on the front of the home we also have a private porch on the back of the home. Our long driveway on the side of the home makes parking your vehicles easy and out of the way. We are so relaxed and comfortable in our beach home and hope the same for you and your family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda-

Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your beautiful home last week. My husband and I have stayed at Emerald Shores before, so we were familiar with the gorgeous white sand beaches, clear water and the amenities at the resort, but your home was the icing on the cake. We so appreciated that it was very clean and stocked with everything we needed and could not have asked for a more perfect place for our family to stay.

I’m already missing the sand under my feet and our grand kids are asking to go back to the “beach house”. Thank you again for opening your home to us and helping to make our vacation wonderful!

Aug 2015
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please contact me for our cancellation policy and our optional trip insurance
  • We do not rent to under 25 year old singles and/or chaperoned groups
  • Maximum occupancy of our home is 14 total guests
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom on 3rd floor - toilet , shower , 3rd fl bath attached to private bedroom, new granite counter
    Full Bathroom off Master suite on main floor - toilet , shower , 1st fl ALL NEW 2014, granite, new vanity, new shower doors!
    Full over sized Bathroom on Second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd fl ALL NEW 10/2014, granite, double sinks, new shower dr
    Half Bathroom first floor - toilet , All NEW (2015) 1st floor half bath NEW designer vessel sink
  • We offer 3 Full Bathrooms plus a bonus 1/2 bath on main floor that all have new toilets and new sink faucets! Master bath and second floor main bath have been completely remodeled in October 2014! All new vanities, new granite counters, new sinks, new shower doors and all new tile floors! Our 1st floor 1/2 bath has been completely remodeled in October 2015 with designer vessel sink, new faucet, granite counter and new vanity! Recently upgraded the third floor bathroom with granite counter and new sink in 2014. We provide all bath linens but bring your own beach towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st fl King bed with bath, walk in closet, 32 inch tv, dvd
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd fl king, closet, doors to porch,32" tv, dvd, pack n play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd fl Queen, 32" TV, dvd, large closet, futon, sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd fl sleeps 4 w/32"TV, bed rail, new sleeper mattress 2015
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3rd fl King, attached full bath, 32"TV, dvd, private porch
  • King size beds (3) Home features 3 King beds, Queen size Beds (2) Home features one Queen bed plus queen sleeper sofa, Twin or Single Beds (2) Home has 2 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play with sheets and blankets, Sleep Sofa NEW mattrice added 2105 and Futon (2) One sleeper sofa and one deluxe full futon. All bedrooms have 32 inch flat screen TV's and DVD players
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach PAVILION located beachfront for guests of Emerald Shores (gated with code) with private bathrooms, rinse showers, picnic tables, cabana Cafe dining; TWO pools (heated seasonally), FREE shuttle service from home to beach (during peak season), BEACH SERVICE rental available (chairs & umbrellas), NO STEPS on first floor living area (wheelchair accessible with some limitations), 3 entries to home, WAGON, ROLLING COOLER, CARD TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS, fully-equipped KITCHEN with extra large PANTRY with new stainless refrigerator/ice maker, stove, dishwasher, microwave; toaster, griddle, crock pot, coffee maker, blender, electric can opener, all utensils, all bake ware and cookware, full size laundry WASHER & DRIER, iron, ironing board, drying rack, deep sink, 2 vacuums, a PACK N PLAY CRIB and HIGHCHAIR, 52' SONY HDTV plus multiple TV'S - 5, DVD players -5, VCR - 1, alarm clock radios - 5(each bedrm), All bdrms have ceiling FANS, FREE Wi-Fi, TWO hot water tanks & dual A/C units(new 2012)


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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic Getaway for Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful - literally became our home away from home for the entire week of Thanksgiving. We had great weather, but we thoroughly enjoyed the inside time also! With 5 bedrooms there was plenty of space for our family of 11 to "spread out" - giving the teenagers a place to hang out. In addition, we were really amazed at the large size of the rooms that even allowed for extra seating - not just a bed from wall to wall! Rooms were very spacious. The kitchen has been recently renovated and is just as gorgeous as the entire house. We also were surprised to find that they stocked each bathroom with plenty of toilet paper, hand soap, and the kitchen with paper towels, paper plates, hand soap, dish soap and dishwasher soap. We came prepared and decided to leave some behind for even the next family!!! The house was a short walk to the beach - we really enjoyed the house and plan to use it again for another family stay very soon! Thanks for making our holiday memories complete!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you felt comfortable in our home and made it your own for your Thanksgiving week! Our bedrooms are large and that is one of the reasons we purchased this home. Glad to hear you thought we stock our home with extra conveniences as I work hard to be sure our guests have everything they need to enjoy their vacation. We look forward to your return and maybe make it an annual Thanksgiving tradition!
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family vacation. We had a group of 7 adults and 4 children, and everyone had plenty of space. The house was very clean and nicely decorated. Linda was amazing to work with. There were a few very minor issues and she responded right away. The neighborhood is so pretty, and it's just a short walk to the beach. The wagon that she provides was a life saver for hauling all of our beach chairs and toys. The kids really loved the pools too. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your first stay at Secret Paradise was so enjoyable! When guests have questions or needs to make their stay more comfortable I address it immediately as my goal is for our guests to have the best experience possible! We are looking forward to your next visit and keep in mind our 2018 calendar is already open for reservations:) If your needs change for a smaller group for your next visit keep in mind we own Simply Paradise which is also located in the beautiful gated community of Emerald Shores as well:) Thank you for the unsolicited review!!
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Saint Louis, MO

Great home to rent.

  • 5 of 5

Great home. We had a group of 7 adults and 3 children and the house fit everyone nicely. House is beautiful inside and it is just a short walk to the beach. The community's two pools are just a stone's throw away. Linda is very easy to work with. She called within minutes of us expressing interest in her house and answered all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at Secret Paradise. The convenience of the two neighborhood pools and the beach to our home is one of the main reasons we purchased this beach home:) Looking forward to your return next time you travel to Destin!
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Granville, Ohio

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Secret Paradise could not have been better! It is a beautiful home, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Our group consisted of eight adults and four grandkids. The house is very spacious and we never felt like we were in each other's way. The location of the house was great as well. It's a short and pleasant walk to the beach and an even shorter walk to the pools. We did utilize the golf cart shuttle that is available to take you to the beach. That was especially nice when taking all of the beach equipment! And, boy, is this place stocked with beach equipment! Toys, umbrellas, chairs... you name it. We brought our own but quickly discovered there was no need to. Linda, the owner is great to work with. She answered all of my questions very quickly and I appreciated that. I have no hesitations in recommending Secret Paradise. If you are looking for a comfortable and well equipped home in a beautiful and relaxing location you have found your place with Secret Paradise. Thanks Linda for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful stay! We feel blessed to share our home with families like yours to make lifelong memories. Happy you found our closet with the beach items that we have to share with our guests:) We look forward to your return and hope you make our home Secret Paradise an annual destination!
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11, ages 2 to 64, enjoyed a week's stay at Secret Paradise. The house was clean, and we enjoyed its proximity to the community pools and the beach. The community's beach pavilion was definitely a bonus! Initially, we were concerned about the distance to the beach, but it was a quick walk or we could ride the tram which passed by frequently. The community is safe and quiet, and it is close to various attractions and restaurants in Destin. The kitchen was well equipped, and we cooked several evenings and grilled out one evening. We had no problems throughout the week, and Linda was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you took advantage of the free beach tram that our neighborhood has to offer:) Emerald Shores is the only neighborhood in Destin that has a beach pavilion as our private beach access with bathrooms, snack bar and rinse showers. Happy you found our home and neighborhood had all the conveniences you needed to enjoy your week!
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Oshkosh, WI

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and welcoming. Convenient location to the beach and local businesses.

Enjoyed the heated pool and close proximity to the beach. Our adult children and grandchildren felt

comfortable and safe in this community. I would recommend this home to anyone who was

looking for a clean, well stocked, roomy home for a family vacation. The owners were very friendly and available

for any questions. We are already planning our next years vacation to the beautiful Destin, FL area.

Bernie H.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in our beach home, Secret Paradise, and always strive to be sure our home is clean and well stocked for our guests! Happy you found the location of our home convenient:) One of the 2 pools offered in our gated community is always heated seasonally and happy this was a feature your family enjoyed. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
VPS Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kenny D's, Pompano Joes
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Captain Daves, Kenny D's
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
beach pavilion
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Shores Beach Pavilion
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompano Joes restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab trap restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Captain Dave's restaurant
Car: recommended

Walking distance to many water front RESTAURANTS, Pompano Joe's, Captain Daves, Crab Trap to name a few, all within one mile or less to the door. Many SHOPPING options within 2-3 miles of home including Destin Commons (outdoor upscale shopping with state of the art 14 screen movie theatre), Silver Sands Outlet (100+ designer outlet complex, nations largest!), The Village of Baytowne Wharf (boutiques and dining located in Sandestin Resort community), Destin is known as 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' with Destin HARBOR located only ten minutes from home includes, Harborwalk Village, charter boats, sunset cuises, jet-ski rental, water sports, snorkeling, shopping, dining, live entertainment, Also Championship GOLF courses are located minutes from Secret Paradise, TENNIS court onsite and multiple other tennis options within miles of home, WATERPARK Big Kahuna is located ten minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not rent to chaperoned groups or under 25 year old singles
We are a NO pet home and a NO smoking home
We accept snowbirds for January and February months only at $1800 per month/4 weeks per month
Contact me directly for our homeowner Cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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