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LUXURIOUS BEACH HOUSE---Pool, Courtyard w/fireplace, Gated privacy

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

**** JUST RENOVATED & PROFESSIONALY REDECORATED **** Gulf Breeze luxury beach house is 3200 sq ft of vacation retreat that features 5 full size bedrooms and a private 2-bunk mini bedroom, 4 full baths, a private pool (optional heat available-can heat to hot tub temperature), private courtyard with outdoor fireplace, gulf view and is located close to the Private Beach Access to one of most sought after least crowed Frangista Beach area of Miramar Beach, Destin!

*** NEW, NEW, NEW *** NEW engineer wood floors in the bedrooms. Lots of NEW upgraded furnishings, 6 NEW flat screen TVs, NEW dining room table and chairs to seat 10, NEW game table matches dining room table for overflow seating, NEW comfy leather sofas, FRESH linens, comfortable NEW outdoor deck & porch furniture, New last season floor tile in upstairs balcony, hallway and mini bedroom and more! You will enjoy the resort like feel of all tile & engineered wood floors, gourmet kitchen with solid surface counter tops and stainless appliances. High Speed Wireless internet is available through out property.

OPEN FLOOR PLAN: The two story foyer/ family room and high ceilings throughout add to the home's spacious feel. From the high end cookware to the designer bedding and pillow top mattresses, this home has been furnished to appeal to the most discriminating renters. The lot size along with the outstanding architecture of the home eliminates 3 or 4 stories of climbing stairs so many of the area homes require!

GREAT SUBDIVISION: EMERALD WATERS is a small plush gated subdivision located in the Frangista Beach area of Miramar Beach in Destin. GULF BREEZE beach house is located directly across the street from a lush and manicured park area of EMERALD WATERS. Bring your lawn games. The park lawn is a great location for playing ball, net games, reading a book, and its a great location for family photos.

POOLS: You can relax in the privacy of your own courtyard pool with spill over water fall & optional pool heat all the way to hot tub temperature or meet new friends at one of the two subdivision pools. One Emerald Waters subdivision pool is located just beyond the park across the street, has bath houses, NEW pool furniture and seasonal heated water.

LOCATION, LOCATION: You are within walking distance to several restaurants including Whale's Tails and Pompano Joes, both are favorites among locals & visitors, and DQ for ice cream delights. Miramar is located between downtown Destin and Sand Destin which just minutes of a drive from great excursions and shopping. Silver Sands, one of the largest and nicest outlet malls is only a five minute drive away. Destin Commons Mall features Bass Pro and luxury boutiques, just a 3 mile drive away. Destin Harbor and the Harbor Walk offers outstanding restaurants, night life, terrific family activities all week long and special events every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evenings during summer months including fireworks, air shows, outside bands, popular restaurants, and more fun themed activities! The popular Bay Towne Wharf is also only minutes away! Legendary Marina, a full service, upscale marina to launch and dock your boat is located approximately three miles from this beautiful home.

FIRST FLOOR features:

Two story GREATROOM includes leather sofas & loveseat, 55 inch big screen TV, DVD, & Stereo with an input for your I-pod or Andriod device. DINING ROOM has table seating for 10, there is a matching game table close by with seating for 5 more and bar counter seating 2 additional. The 'Woody themed Surf Boat House' bunk room on the main floor has two sets of bunks (4 twins) plus leather sofa, flat screen TV & Nintendo system so the little ones or teenagers can have their own space. A full bath is located off the main floor hallway. The main floor Master bedroom (1 of 2 master suites) with a comfortable king bed, private bath, flat screen TV, table & chairs for 2, and glass doors to the private outdoor pool. The pool features water fall spill overs and optional heat. A poolside courtyard includes outdoor fireplace, gas grill, tables and chairs with seating for twelve. There is an additional seating area surrounding court yard fireplace. There is an outside wash down shower located in the courtyard area. Steps from the courtyard leads to an upstairs sunning deck with Gulf view and 8 NEW lounge chairs.

SECOND FLOOR features:

The Master bedroom suite with king bed features an in suite sitting area with flat screen TV, a spacious private bath including large tile shower, spa tub, dual sinks, glass French doors to the sunning deck. The sunning deck overlooks the private pool & courtyard, has a small Gulf view and is appointed with sun lounges and a table and chairs with steps leading down to the private courtyard. A beach theme decorated bedroom, the ‘Flip Flop Bedroom’ on plan photo, with a queen bed is located off the second floor hallway with TV and Playstation. Another large bedroom with king, seating for 2 and flat screen TV is also upstairs (the ‘Parkview Bedroom’ on the plan photo). A small private bunk mini bedroom with bunks (2 twins), flat screen TV and DVD player is located off the second floor hallway, the ‘Mouse House’ on the floor plan. Across from the full bath in the large second floor tiled hall is a desk area with a large mirror and lights that can be used to set up a computer and mini office or used for hair drying or a makeup area.

BEACH ACCESS: one block to private access; walkways with coded gate access & cross walk at stop signed intersection make it a pedestrian friendly and easy trip from a private gated neighborhood in the upscale Frangista Beach area of Destin.

Bedding: three kings, one queen, and six twins. Sleeps 14 in beds. Bunks are solid wood with built-in safety rails.

FAMILY & CHILD / TODDLER FRIENDLY: We have high chair, pack and play, jogging stroller, and safety gates available at no additional charge! Beach chairs, beach toys, with a wagon to help you get to and from the beach are located in the garage. Plenty of room in the garage to bring your bikes. See our own site for additional photos, floor plans using the link to our rentalsouth site or google rentalsouth.

***3 car maximum***

Keywords: Rental, Destin, Frangista, Marimar, Emerald Waters, Gulf, Beach House, Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach, Scenic Gulf Drive, South Walton, South Walton Beach

More Details

Allen or Robin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Allen or Robin

We are from the Atlanta Ga area and have vacationed in Destin with our three children, other family members, and friends for the past 30 years. It has been fun to watch Destin grow from the sleepy little fishing village to the wonderful family fun oriented town it is today. Our vacations in Destin with family and friends are some of our most memorable! Come to Destin and make memories you will never forget and always cherish with your family and friends!

Allen or Robin purchased this house in 2005

Why Allen or Robin chose Emerald Waters Village

Destin is definitely the best family oriented beach town on the Gulf! With our 30 years of Destin heritage we believe this Frangista / Miramar Beach location is the best in Destin and why we chose this location. There are no high rise condos in the immediate area and the beach access controlled is by private access which means there are less people, great for families to keep track of each other. There is more beach room for beach activities! Here are the reasons we chose this house. A very short walk to the beach was a must! We wanted the strength of exterior concrete walls to protect against high hurricane force winds that also keeps the house cooler in the summer and warmer in the mild winter. We wanted a high enough elevation and distance from the Gulf to protect against high water and flooding. We wanted the benefits of a small upscale controlled access subdivision with little vehicle traffic for safety and security reasons. We wanted to be in easy walking distance of a great restaurant or two, a convenient store and shops. We wanted to be in a central location of the Destin area that enabled us to take advantage of all of the area activities. Emerald Waters was the subdivision of choice. This beach house has the structure we were looking for! We have completed most of the updates we envisioned to make Gulf Breeze one of the best family oriented beach houses in Destin. Bonuses include the great subdivision park directly across the street with its beautifully manicured lawn where we love to play all kinds of lawn games, one of the subdivision pools is located across the park where our children have been able to meet new friends their ages. We are pleased to share it with other families to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

This home is within easy driving distance to all activities, malls, restaurants, air shows, fireworks, Crab Island, marinas, and more. And, it's a very short walk to the beach, Pompano Joe's and Whale's Tails restaurants.


Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Second floor hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice vanity, well stocked with bath linens, colorful decor
    Main Floor Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice vanity, tile floor, linen area, lots of light
    Master Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large shower, glass doors to deck, double sink vanity
    Main Floor Hall Bath - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, nice tile and glass shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • First Floor Suite - 1 king , Table & Chairs, Door to pool, Private Bath
    Master Suite - Second Floor - 1 king , Sitting area, Door to Deck, Huge Bath with door to deck
    Flip Flop Bedroom - 1 queen , Colorful bedroom, next to Master Suite
    Overlook Bedroom, second floor, lots of windows - 1 king , Sitting area, flat screen with cable TV
    Boat House Bedroom, Main Floor near Main Floor Suite - 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds, sitting area with sofa, very colorful
    Mouse House Roomette - 1 bunk bed , Built in bunk beds, Flat screen with video player
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Playstation 2, Nintendo, X-Box, Large laundry w/ full size Washer & Dryer, Private Pool w/ waterfall spillovers & optional heat to hot tub temperature, Private courtyard w/outdoor fireplace, Outside shower, Gulf View from 2nd story deck, Stainless Gas Grill (BBQ), No Pets


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LUXURIOUS BEACH HOUSE---Pool, Courtyard w/fireplace, Gated privacy
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
El Paso, TX

Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house in May for a family reunion. The location is within walking distance to the beach and in a very nice gated community. This house is very large and accommodates a large number of people without being on top of each other. Two master suites was a big plus for us. The furnishings are comfortable and the house is beautifully decorated. We chose to heat the swimming pool and the adults would use it at night for relaxing after the kids went to bed. I highly recommend this house if you are vising Destin. We will definitely rent this house again when we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent time and great house!

  • 5 of 5

Owners bent over backwards to accommodate and everything was spot on. Awesome location near everything! Top of the line kitchenware and great BBQ. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach House!!!

  • 5 of 5

In town for a meeting with the family and we loved the beach house. Super nice and 1st class all the way. Short walk to the beachouse and then back to the house with a private pool. Hope my meeting is in Destin next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Family vacation December 2016

  • 3 of 5

This is really a very nice home however the cleaning and maintenance of this home is poor. I want to start with the positives such as great amount of space, nicely equipped kitchen, nice furniture, owners send a great welcome package of the area, and great location. When we walked in we all quickly realized that all the floors had never been swept or mopped, leaving us with dirty, sandy feet until we vacuumed the whole house. The pool heater (which we paid extra for) was supposed to be turned on 2 days prior (accordingly to mgmt. company) however when we got there, the pool was ice cold. The pool company did come out promptly and turn it on however they obviously have a faulty circuit as it tripped constantly shutting off the heater. Tenants do not have access to the controls so we had to wait for pool company to reset. All the outdoor lounge chairs were not useable as they were wet, dirty and moldy and nobody felt like cleaning them on our vacation. Ping Pong table was covered in leaves and dirt, unusable. The laundry room had a FOUL odor coming from the dryer and it was discovered there was a dead rodent in the vent because the cover was missing. A maintenance person supposedly came and did a repair but it didn't work as well as the dryer takes about 7 cycles to dry a few towels. Too many other items to list.

We all felt like it was a shame that such a nice house was not being maintained as it should. We never leave anything but great reviews however there were too many issues to do that this time.

Having said all of this, we had a great time in Destin because our family was all together and that is what it's about!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been given great reviews in the recent past, and pride ourselves in providing a clean, comfortable and inviting home for our guests. Our last guest made us aware of some minor issues, which were addressed immediately by our professional service technicians. A rodent was not found in the dryer vent, however a buildup of dryer lint causing an odor was found which was removed and cleaned the very next day by our professional maintenance technician. The pool heat was turned on prior to the guest arrival, and set to the normal pool heat temperature of 85 degrees. As the guest indicated, a breaker was tripped and as soon as we were notified, the pool company dispatched the service technician again to reset the pool heat. The guest said the pool was still not warm enough to their liking, Upon notification from the guest that the pool was still not comfortable for them, we contacted the pool service. Once again, the pool technician came out and reset the pool heat to the maximum capacity of the pool heater. We have contacted our cleaning service and together we are addressing the cleaning issues in the event they are relevant. As owners along with all our professional service technicians, we strive to provide the best service and experience for all of our guests while vacationing at our home. Again, we take great pride in ensuring our guests have a wonderful time while at our home as per our many other reviews. We continue to enjoy repeat guests who come back year after year.
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Wonderful Destin Family and Friends Vacations

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family at this place. It is a wonderful house, very close to the beach, nice location. Everybody had enough space and we had everything we needed to have a good time. I really appreciate the welcome package sent in advance.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything you're looking for in a Miramar Beach area vacation stay for as many as 14-16 folks. Close to the beach, close to great shopping and awesome activities, close to numerous seafood restaurants. The home has super outdoor amenities with a pool, gas grill and outdoor fireplace and more. Inside the house feels like home, comfortable in every way. Several other amenities are not offered with other similar priced properties. Multiple large screen TVs, stereo, dining seating for at least 16. Can't say enough about this vacation destination. We want to do this Miramar experience again. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Commercial:Fort Walton, Private: Destin 4 miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pompano's Restaurant: 1/2 mile
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several within a couple of miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pompano's, Whales Tale, DQ within 1/2 mile
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Water Sports: Off beach

Scooter & mini beach car rentals, parks, dinner cruises, dolphin cruises, Gold's Gym within one mile - weekly & monthly memberships


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Linen Set $395 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Sales tax on all rentals is 11.5%

Cleaning fee is $285, plus 11.5% tax

Ask for off-season longer term rates.

Pool heat is optional and is $30 per day, plus 11% tax

50% rental deposit payment is due at time of booking

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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