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Luxury Home - Large Private Beach - Game Room - Easy 3 minute walk to beach

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


About the property

Lux Home Private Pool 1/2 Block to Beach Close to top shopping and restaurants

Summers Dreams, your luxurious vacation home, is located in a very well-kept, private gated community called Emerald Waters Village in Miramar Beach, FL.

This beautiful family-oriented home is a three-story, 5000 square foot home - professionally designed to allow for 4 – 5 families to make wonderful vacation memories together – just as our family does. Summer Dreams has perfectly lovely sleeping accommodations for up to 22 people. 24 guests maximum in our home.

When you enter the home you will be amazed at the spaciousness! The well-appointed first floor holds a stunning foyer, crown molding (which is located throughout the entire home), a huge living room with plenty of seating and a flat screen TV, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the patio and pool, dining room (one table holds 8 people and another table holds 6 people, with seating for 10 people on the patio), and the very well stocked kitchen. Enjoy upscale amenities in the fully loaded kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops (2 stools at the counter), regular coffee pot as well as a Keurig, dishwasher, ice maker and all of the cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and silverware needed to cook a gourmet meal for your family and friends. People have held their family’s Thanksgiving dinner in this spacious area.

We have cable TV which also has music channels; DVD players in the first floor living room, the 2nd floor lounge area and the 3rd floor kids’ recreation room.

The interior designers did a fantastic job at selecting paint colors for each room. Bright and cheery colors for the kids’ rooms with the bunk beds, calm and relaxing colors for the adult bedrooms.

These amenities are available for people with children: high chair, two booster seats, regular size crib, pack and play and an umbrella stroller.

There is a half bath close to the entry way and a laundry room with extra-large washer and dryer, a sink, ironing board and iron.

Also on the 1st floor is a very spacious and lovely king master suite which has two walk-in closets (heated and cooled where a crib is located), a large flat screen TV and the master bathroom has a wonderfully large walk-in natural stone shower, a soaker tub and a two-bowl granite sink. This is perfect if you have older family members who have trouble climbing steps.

The pool is one of the largest in the area which goes from 3’ to 5’ in depth with a little nook and ledge which you can sit on to watch the kids in the pool. Kids love the three jets that shoot out over the pool and colored pool lights for night. For a fee, the pool can be heated if necessary. There are pool toys in a chest. A separate patio area has a table and a large gas grill. For safety, both patio gates by the pool latch automatically so little children cannot get to the pool area unattended. There is a showerhead in the driveway to rinse off the sand when returning from the beach.

There are also two community pools in the complex which are a short walk away from our home. The south community pool is heated during spring weeks.

Destin has the whitest and cleanest beaches in the world. When you are ready to sink your toes in the sugary sand, there is a private beach entrance about a three-minute walk away for Emerald Waters Village visitors. There is a 3-way stop at the corner where you cross the street to our private beach entrance which makes it safer to cross. And the walk is easy for small children.

The second floor has two lovely and tranquil queen bedrooms with private bath and flat screen TVs. Bathrooms have the same walk-in natural stone showers and double sinks. One of them also has a tub.

The second beautiful master suite is also on this floor. It is huge and painted a soothing blue. There are two walk-in closets where there is a pack and play. The bathroom is awesome with double sink, another gorgeous walk-in natural stone double showerhead and a soaker tub if you want to unwind after a very busy day sightseeing.

There is a lounge which has been dubbed The Man Cave! It overlooks the fantastic second floor balcony which is just over the pool. The Man Cave has a flat screen with DVD player, leather sofa and chairs, a small refrigerator and little “bar” area for pouring those refreshing drinks after a hot day at the beach.

The third floor is what we have come to call the Kids’ Floor. There are two darling rooms painted in bright colors; each have 2 bunk beds, dresser and closet for either kids or an adult. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom between one of the bunk rooms and the queen bedroom.

The queen bedroom is a good size room and is decorated in greens and blues with flat screen TV, dresser and closet. The person(s) in this room can use the hall bath for their private bath.

One of the favorite spots for kids/teens will become the recreation room on the 3rd floor. It has a flat screen with DVD, pull-out couch, two huge bean bags that hold a couple of kids, and a foosball table. In the hallway is a shuffleboard table for competition games. There is a table for four where they can play cards, color, whatever they want.

More Details

Gregg Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Gregg Smith

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 Smith purchased this house in 2011

Why Gregg Smith chose Emerald Waters Village

Miramar Beach is an amazing part of Destin. Our gated community is in such a perfect location. Close to everything you could ask for while on vacation and so close to the beach. We wanted a place that our daughters and family could easily and safely go to the beach and allow the kids to walk around community without having to worry about traffic.

There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that runs the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running. Lot of dogs being walked and strollers being pushed by active parents.

We have a coffee shop, Alvin's Island, restaurants and ice cream within walking distance from our home. Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home.

We have over 4 amazing 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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Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair 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
  • 1st Floor Powder Room - toilet
    1st Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Huge shower with two shower heads. Large soaker tub
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Huge shower with two shower heads. Large soaker tub
    2nd Floor Private Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower and double sink
    2nd Floor Private Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower, sink, deep tub
    3rd Floor Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower/Bath combo, dual sink
  • The two master suites have large bathrooms with soaker tubs and a large shower with two shower heads that can easily fit two adults (and a kid or two if need be). The two private bedrooms on the 2nd floor include an en suite bathroom. These bathrooms include a nice size shower and one of them includes a bathtub. There is a full bathroom located in the hall on the 3rd floor. And a Jack and Jill bathroom located between one of the bunk rooms and the last adult/teen bedroom off the open area.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • 1st Floor Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    2nd Floor Master Suite - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor couch and 3rd floor couch
    2nd floor en suite - 1 queen
    2nd floor en suite - 1 queen
    3rd floor adult/teen bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd floor bunk room - 8 bunk bed
    3rd floor bunk room - 8 bunk bed
  • 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, two walk in closets and a large dresser with a large TV on top. We have two additional private en suite bedrooms on the 2nd floor. These bedrooms are well appointed with beautiful comforters and furniture. Each room includes a large closet and dresser with a large TV on top. Two nice bunk rooms on the 3rd floor. Both rooms have a closet and dresser. Perfect for younger members of your group. There is also one final adult/teen bedroom on the 3rd floor that has a queen bed and a large closet and large dresser with a TV on top. Perfect for a young family with little ones they want to be near of a teen that MUST get away from the younger ones.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
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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Luxury Home - Large Private Beach - Game Room - Easy 3 minute walk to beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 29 reviews

House is even better than it looks online.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to beach and pool is wonderful. There is so much room for everyone to spread out for some quiet time.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Shirley. Third year in a row staying with us! Thank you so much for choosing our home.
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Spacious, open, welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of twelve (10 adults, two children) stayed for a week.

The walk to the beach was even shorter than we thought it would be.

The home was beautiful and very adequate for our time there.

We loved the open living room area and all the couches and chairs so that everyone could easily be together in that room.

We definitely hope to return!

Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, very responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

It started with great communication with the owners and followed up with an amazing house that was perfect for our group of 8 adults and 11 kids (between 6 and 12yo). All the kids slept and hung out on the third floor with all the adults comfortable in their own bedrooms. The first floor was a great hang out and dining area for everyone. The kitchen, while small, was totally adequate for the cooking we did. The pool was a big hit too. Make sure to pay for the heat in the fringe months. You will need it. The location was literally steps from the beach. Don't hesitate to book Summer Dreams!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Vaction for a Large Family

  • 5 of 5

Check in was easy and Gregg was extremely helpful and very quick to respond on any issue or question, we had throughout the stay. We had 23 people staying here, 10 adults and 13 kiddos! We never felt crowed, the two large dinning tables in the kitchen area were great. Each family had an area of the home to sleep and or retreat if they needed some space. We paid a little extra to have the pool heated and the kids had a blast. The beach is a very easy walk from the location as well, the kiddos didn’t even complain! Highly recommend and I don’t get anything extra for saying so either, encase you were wondering!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you again for choosing our home for your family vacation, Caleb! I am very happy to see you enjoyed your time. You mentioned some great aspects of our home when we were designing it. So glad to see you noticed the open spaces and the closeness to the beach. Nice and easy walk is what I tell everyone. Stay warm the rest of the winter.
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Thanksgiving 2017- Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place. Layout was perfect for our large family! Owners are incredible to deal with. No complaints!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer. I'm glad you loved our home and your time in Destin. Have a Holiday! Gregg
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  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time together in this home. We only had one slight issue and Gregg was ready available to help.

Hope we can do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and kind words! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
There are 4 golf courses within 10 miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pompano Joe's and The Whale's Tail
Car: necessary

Destin Commons (huge outdoor shopping center) is 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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