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Summer Dreams - Emerald Waters Village - Family friendly - short walk to beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury Home - Private Pool 1/2 Block to Beach - 7 Bedrooms - For families

Welcome to Summer Dreams! We are located in a private community called Emerald Waters Village in Miramar Beach, FL. We have a private beach less than a block away.

See our video for the walk to the beach on on VRBO page. It is only 3 minutes to the beach! And the walk is easy for small children.

There is one stop sign at the corner. Our new home was designed to hold 4-5 families at one time. We have a unique floor layout that gives plenty of room to spread out. This 3 story (5,000 square feet) home is packed with 7 bedrooms, including 4 adult bedrooms (two of these being master suites). The master suites include huge showers and soaker tubs for you to relax and enjoy. A professional interior designer was used to decorate the house and select paint colors.

Feel free to call or text me (Gregg) at (314) 574-7672 day or night with any questions you may have. I want to make your rental experience as easy as possible.

The first floor is designed for entertaining. The 10’ ceilings and open floor plan makes everyone feel like that have plenty of room to hang out and visit. The family room is holds a large L shaped couch and chairs. There are also an extra set of two chairs as well and an additional round table and 4 chairs. The gourmet kitchen has everything you could ask for. There is also a large dining table for eating and socializing with friends. There is also a full laundry room with washer and dryer.

We love families with little kids. We will have cribs in the master suites and a high chair is always available. That’s why we put the kids rooms and play area on the 3rd floor. That way Mom and Dad don’t have to worry about the kids getting outside without you knowing.

The private pool just off the back of the house is the perfect size for kids or adults to enjoy. It even includes 3 water jets coming out of the ground! The large covered porch is perfect for those that need to stay out of the sun but still want to hang out with your friends. The gas grill is just off the porch on a larger pergola that overlooks the pool.

First Floor:

-Large family room with pull out couch

-Master suite with a larger shower and soaker tub and crib

-Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops

-Dining room

-Laundry room

Second Floor:

-Second master suite

-Queen bedroom with private bath

-Queen bedroom with private bath

-Lounge room with TV and couches

-Small fridge and granite counter top

Third Floor:

-Better known as the kids floor.

-Bedroom with 2 bunkbeds

-Bedroom with 2 bunkbeds

-Jack and Jill bathroom with shower/tub

-Hall bathroom with shower/tub

-Teen bedroom with queen bed and TV

-Open area with pull out couch, huge beanbags and TV

-Foosball table

-Shuffleboard table

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Gregg

Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for several years.

We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget.

Our daughters are active in all sorts of activities. So, like you, our lives are very busy. The beach gives us a chance to unplug and relax.

We do not rent to just anyone. We are only willing to rent to families that will treat our home like it was their own. We have no interest in renting to college kids (or by their parents).

We love the idea of families coming together and making memories. That's why we have a master suite on the first floor. It allows you to bring the grandparents!

We promise the pictures you see are indeed what is in the house. We bought beautiful furniture. You are going to love it. We did not skimp on any area of the house. At least we tried not to.

My wife wanted a nice private pool area, I wanted a 'man room' and the girls wanted a game room. Well, we decided to add all three. This house has everything you need to enjoy yourself.

So relax, have fun, and make some memories.

Gregg purchased this house in 2011

Why Gregg chose Scenic Gulf Drive Central

Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach.

There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running.

Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home.

We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well.

What makes this house unique

We cater to families with children. The master suites have portable cribs in the large closets. The closets have heating/cooling vents in them and electrical outlets for baby monitor and a night light.

We also have a high chair available.

The kids floor does not have a balcony so you never need to worry about them getting hurt.

Each adult bedroom has a private bathroom, as well as a TV. Giving you some quite time when you need/want it.

This house is also designed for larger groups. The floor plan is very open, with lots of seating for everyone.

We are also the only house in our community with 4 parking spaces for your cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! We made your home our home and everyone had a wonderful time. The house had plenty of space for our 22 family members and the pool was larger than we expected for the area. Great time all around
Nov 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Summer Dreams - Emerald Waters Village - Family friendly - short walk to beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews

Perfect place to live all your Summer Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

We are annual (at least) visitors to the Destin area and have stayed in many homes up and down the coast, but this home by far has been our most enjoyable so far! We had 5 families and all stayed comfortably in this home. The suites were perfect for each family to have their "own space." The kitchen had all the ammenities for us to prepare meals for everyone. There was ample seating for us for meal time. We loved all of the seating areas and never felt like we were crowded or on top of each other. The kids especially loved the bunk rooms and upstairs play area. The extra little things in this home made it feel like we were living a vacation dream. The beach was very close and the community made us feel secure and exclusive. When we return to Destin this home will be at the top of our list!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 20 had the time of our lives in this home. We had family from St. Louis, Texas, Omaha, and California. The week could not have gone any better. Gregg and Margaret did a phenomenal job at making this house feel like a home and it was the perfect fit for our whole group. The weather was great all week, however, the waves were pretty dangerous for a good part of the week, but it did not ruin our vacation whatsoever. We loved the neon pool light and outdoor seating. The giant couch was also perfect for many people to sit on at once. The kitchen was outstanding and had everything anyone could ever need. The only thing we would suggest in the house is an ice machine, as we were always having to buy ice for our group. The walk to the beach was very short and the gated community made the home feel so much more safe and exclusive! We also had some amazing meals during our week in Destin. We ate at Pompano Joe's, Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, McGuire's and The Back Porch- all were amazing! The week flew by, but our family made memories to last us a life time. We could not be happier with our time spent in the beautiful Summer Dreams house!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH area

Easter week 2015

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at this lovely home for our spring break. Plenty of room for the 15 in our family. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. Pool was clean, warm and the kids liked the fountain jets that it had. Kitchen had ample room for storage and adequate pots/pans/etc for all the cooking. Gregg and Margaret were very communicative and made the whole rental, check-in, and check out process easy.

We loved the easy walk to the private beach access. It literally took maybe 3 minutes max. There is a long set of stairs to climb down/up to access the beach, which we did not realize. Also, it was very convenient to have the Walgreens just up the street.

I would happily give this home 5 stars if the following things were corrected: 1. Kitchen chairs need replaced. The support/springs have given way and when sitting upon them I got the feeling like I was on a toilet seat. 2. Install wifi extenders throughout the home. Could not check e-mail, etc on some of the 2nd floor and all of the 3rd floor. 3. Have cleaning crew check/clean the grill. It was filthy when we arrived and we spent about an hour cleaning it to a usable state. 4. Provide some type of way to play music in the home...maybe a few bluetooth speakers, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

On behalf of 4 families from St. Louis, we can't thank Gregg and Margaret enough! We enjoyed this house and all it had to offer. The weather was fabulous and we took the short walk to the beach every day, multiple times each day. Gregg provided an excellent guide to Destin and we tried to do as much as we could. We had a "March Madness" tourney of our own, but substituted basketball with fun!!! The gated community was very nice and parking was never a problem for our 4 vehicles. The bedrooms and baths were all so nice and the doors (yes, I'm commenting on doors of all things) were so impressive!!! We had kids ages 8 - 16 and they all had a blast. Lots of memories were made throughout the week and we are so appreciative for the luxurious accommodations. We highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 17 has been coming to Destin every Thanksgiving for the past four years. We all agree, this has been our favorite house so far! Plenty of room for everyone, kitchen completely stocked with equipment for a homemade Thanksgiving meal, proximity to the beach and The Whale's Tail, excellent swimming pool, and comfy beds all added up to a great family experience. Even when the rain set in, we had treasure hunts, shuffleboard tournaments and foosball championships to keep everyone engaged. We definitely look forward to coming back to your lovely home. Thanks Gregg and Margaret for the ease of working with you both during booking, your list of local attractions and checking in and out procedures.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, Mo

Summer Dreams

  • 5 of 5

Just spent two weeks at this fabulous property, the first with friends and the second with our family of 18. There was plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. The pictures don't give the place justice - it is spacious and beautifully decorated and you can tell the owners put so much thought into designing the home when they built it. We had small children and I was a little apprehensive before we arrived about the access to the pool but, the kids could go out on the patio and not get out to the pool. I will say that as we arrived, all we could say was "WOW" and totally enjoyed our stay. We've visited the Destin area many times and this truly was the best property we've ever rented. We walked to Pompano Joes a couple of times, to the beach every day, enjoyed shopping at Silver Sands and one rainy afternoon enjoyed the movies at Destin Commons. As always, we went to the original Dewey Destin restaurant. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to relax and enjoy the beauty of this area. Gregg and Margaret were a pleasure to work with and we will definitely rent Summer Dreams again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Car: necessary

Destin Commons shopping (huge outdoor shopping center) just 3 miles away - movie theatre is close as well - Pompano Joe's Restaurant just down the street - golf, tennis, spa within a few miles. Amazing fishing charters. Silver Sands outlet mall is also just 3 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Waters Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our weekly rate for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $4,000.00

We ask for 50% of the full payment up at time to reservation as well as the security deposit. The final payment is due 45 days before stay.

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Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • The two master suites have large bathrooms with soaker tubs and a large shower that can easily fit two adults (and a kid or two if need be). We have two private bathrooms on the 2nd floor for each adult bedroom. These bathrooms include a nice size shower and one of them includes a bathtub. We have a full bathroom on the 3rd floor as well as a jack and jill bathroom on the 3rd floor.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • We have two master suites on the 1st and 2nd floors that are very well appointed and spacious. Both have large soaker tubs and huge showers with two shower heads. Both rooms have a walk in closet and a large clothes dresser with a large TV on top. We have two additional adult bedrooms on the 2nd floor with their own bathrooms. These bedrooms are well appointed with beautiful comforters and furniture. There is a large closet and clothes dresser with a large TV on top. We also have two nice bunk rooms on the 3rd floor. Both rooms have a closet and dresser. Perfect for younger members of your group. We also have a adult/teen bedroom on the 3rd floor that has a queen bed and a large closet and large dresser with a TV on top.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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