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Discount for April 28-May 5, send inquiry, Gulf Front, owner managed

Miramar Beach, FL, USA
  • Townhome
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Gulf Front Townhome, 3 levels, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

'Everyone needs to have their own beach.' Yours is waiting for you here...


Located Mirmamar Beach on the pure white quartz sand beach of South Walton, BahiaCabana is owner managed, and we are the perfect choice for your exceptional beach vacation. Pure Luxury awaits you at our GULF front town-home located in SandDollar Townhomes. Meticulously renovated and professionally furnished, with no expense spared, BahiaCabana offers granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, 7 flat panel televisions, and furniture you would expect in only the nicest beachfront homes Miramar Beach has to offer. If you have discriminating taste, our beach home is the place for you. If you have ever walked into a home and said 'Wow' then you know what we are talking about. The 3 balconies and beachfront deck all offer up endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the balconies are perfect for sipping your morning coffee or sipping your afternoon cocktail. You will be sending photos of the your views of the Emerald Coast to your friends while you are sitting on the balcony trying to schedule your next vacation.

We often get questions about how to access the beach from our home. The door which provides access to the beach is at the back of the lower level of our home. This door is just next to the lower level bedroom. Through this door, you go down a straight and sturdy set of steps, which leads you to the beach level deck and to the sand. We chose this design when we rebuilt the decks in 2012. We preferred to have only 1 access to the beach so we could have more living space on each of the 3 balconies.

We are lucky enough to be local to Destin, and we want to share some local knowledge with you. Please see our insider's guide toward the bottom of this page for some of our favorite local places.


We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

Keywords: Beachfront, Gulf Front, Townhouse, Sanddollar, Miramar Beach


Gary & Marla Upshaw

Member Since 2012
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Apr 18, 2018
About Gary & Marla Upshaw

We are Florida transplants from Texas and Ohio. We have both loved the Destin area for many years, and we are now lucky enough to call the Destin area our home. We love spending as much time in, on and around the Gulf as we can.

Gary & Marla Upshaw purchased this Townhome in 2011

Why Gary & Marla Upshaw chose Miramar Beach

We absolutely love Miramar Beach & South Walton's Beaches. We chose our beach home in Sanddollar because it is Gulf-front, spacious and the beach is private. Our home required a complete renovation upon purchase, so we were able to put our 'touch' on it from top to bottom. Its close proximity to our favorite hang-out, Pompano Joe's was just icing on the cake.

What makes this Townhome unique

Since we have the luxury of being local, we personally check on our home, at minimum, every week. We make every effort to ensure you have a great vacation. With 3 floors of living space, everyone in your party will have plenty of room to stretch out. Our 3 balconies and beach level deck offer overly sufficient outdoor living space as well. Our top deck offers the largest Master Bedroom deck in Sanddollar. We love it so much and are so excited to share it with you. We hope it brings you as much joy as it does us.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Upstairs Guest Room
        1 queen
      • Lower Level Guest Room
        1 queen, Private Gulf-front Balcony
      • Bunk Area
        2 twin/ single, Each bunk has its own TV and outlet to hook up gaming system
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Private Gulf-Front Balcony. Largest Master in Sanddollar.
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (2), portable crib available upon request


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Upstairs Hall Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Powder Room
        toilet, Located off kitchen on main floor
      • Lower Level Hall Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Dual sinks with granite counter-tops

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Gorgeous Gulf & Beach views from all 3 Gulf-front balconies.
          • Beachfront
            This town home is literally right on the Beach You walk off your deck and your toes are in the sugar white sand!!!
          • Oceanfront
            Our town-home sits directly on the beach overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico!


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        We provide luxurious bed linens.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air, with separate unit for bottom level.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat with separate unit for bottom level.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Laundry room is located on the lower level of the town-home.
                      • Living Room
                        Main living area features a sofa, love seat and a chair. the entertainment center has a large TV and houses our personal library of books. The bottom level of our home has an additional living area.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        You will park directly in front of our town-home. You can fit 2-3 vehicles, depending on size. Additional parking is available just down the street in the public parking area by Pompano Joe's.
                      • Towels Provided
                        We provide plenty of high-quality bathroom towels. We also have beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry room is located on the lower level of the town-home.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Access details provided upon check-in.


                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, & stainless appliances. We have 2 crock-pots (one is over-sized) for your convenience.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Mr Coffee drip coffee pot
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Grilling utensils included
                          • Microwave
                            over the stove microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Freezer has an ice maker and ice & water access in the door.
                          • Stove
                            Flat-top stove.
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice Cuisin-Art toaster


                              • Dining
                                Large dining table seats 8. Bar area has 2 barstools
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    We have placed a small library of our books in the main level entertainment center. Please feel free to take any of the books down to the beach.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    There are several board games kept on the shelf in the laundry room.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cox Cable is our provider.
                                  • Television
                                    There is a TV in each bedroom and at each bunk. There is a TV in both the main and lower living areas.


                                      • Balcony
                                        There are 3 balconies which were totally rebuilt in 2012 and restained/sealed in January 2015. The top balcony, off the Master BR, is the largest of any of the Sanddollar town-homes.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Our deck is at the beach level. Throughout the season, you will find various beach toys and beach chairs left by previous guests. There is a hose and shower-head on this level as well.
                                      • Golf
                                        There are several courses in the area. We are more than happy to recommend golf courses to you as well as book tee times for you.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Our propane grill is located on the main balcony.

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Concierge


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                60 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great spring break stay!

                                                                Kristina K.

                                                                We stayed the last week of March with 6 adults and 3 kids. Being on the beach and having the views were absolutely amazing! Plenty of room for everyone. It was so nice having everything we could need there. Owner was great to work with!

                                                                What you see is what you get...

                                                                johndes moines iowa

                                                                We are from Iowa and have stayed here 3 years in a row now so that should say a lot about how we feel about it..We have been fortunate to travel a lot and have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years and there are no "perfect" vacation rentals- you can always find something to nitpick if you look hard enough. That said, this one comes mighty close. The description and pictures are accurate and up to date. The owners are wonderful to work with and go the extra mile for you whenever they can . We have had both family and neighbors in nearby townhomes who come over and they are just amazed at how well kept up and nice this place is. The best comment we got this year was " It feels like a home, not a vacation rental. "

                                                                Location is central to everything, private beach right outside your back door is pretty hard to beat. We are signed up for our 4th visit next year. Enough said....

                                                                Bliss on the Beach

                                                                Linda H.

                                                                We enjoyed this roomy, well appointed condo directly on the beach. It is so nice to wake up to the sound of the ocean every day. We had plenty of room for five adults and a 10 month old. Located close to everything. The owners were so accommodating and responded quickly to our questions. I would stay here again!!


                                                                FANTASTIC property right on the beach!

                                                                Adele D.

                                                                Beautiful house and wonderful owner! This property was perfect for two extended families and it accommodated all our needs. The beach house was tastefully designed with beautiful furniture. All 3 levels have deck with breathtaking ocean view. Marla was very accommodating and helpful. My daughter left her flute in the house while we were on our way back to Texas and Marla picked it up and dropped to FedEx within a few hours. We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly come back next year!


                                                                Amy K.

                                                                This place is amazing. The view is breathtaking. The house is in a great location within walking distance of Pompano Joe's, a coffee shop, and a winery. Marla is such a good host. She responds immediately to messages. We would definitely stay here again. I was sad that we had to leave.

                                                                Great location, spacious, very clean

                                                                julia w.

                                                                We loved this townhouse. Location was great with steps to the beach and restaurants. We had plenty of space and loved the decor. We felt welcomed the minute we stepped in and didn't want to leave. Owners were great to work with.


                                                                Miramar Beach, FL, USA

                                                                If you are a Beach Person, then this is the place to book. Simply walk off the beach level deck and your toes are in the white sand of the Emerald Coast! Our Gulf Front town-home is absolutely perfect whether you enjoy being in the water, on the sand or just looking at them both. All 3 of our balconies offer absolutely stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can choose to completely relax and do absolutely nothing except enjoy the beach, or you can choose to have an active stay since our beach home is right in the middle of lots of things to do! We highly suggest the short walk down the beach for a cold beverage and appetizers or a great meal & seasonal live music at the locally famous Pompano Joe's. Po Joe's, as we locals like to call it, also has a volleyball net where you can usually always find a pick-me-up game of volleyball, and in the summer, you can rent jet skis and paddleboards. A little longer walk in the opposite direction will take you to another beach front restaurant, Whale's Tail. We love to walk to Whale's Tail in the morning for Mango daiquiris. The Destin Harbor boasts lots and lots of family friendly things to do. Our absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the Harbor and rent a pontoon boat for the day and make the short trek to the famous Crab Island, located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. We like to finish the day on the water with dinner at The Boathouse Oyster Bar which has live music every evening in the summer. AJ's is also a great place to catch live music or catch the game on its new and huge outdoor TV screen. You Fishermen are in luck; Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. You have lots of options at the Harbor for fishing from private charters to large group charters. The first weekend is October at the Harbor boasts the Destin Seafood Festival. The Fishing Rodeo runs every year from October 1-31. For you die-hard shoppers, you are only a handful of miles from the Destin Commons, an open air mall with lots of shopping and great places to eat. There you will find Bass Pro Shop, Destin's biggest movie theater, which boasts an IMAX screen,and Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl, the coolest bowling alley around, where you feel like you are bowling underwater. Even closer than the Destin Commons is the Silver Sands Outlet Mall...need we say more? When the kids are ready for some pool time, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is about 11 minutes away. On the way to Big Kahuna's is The Track, a family fun place with go-cart racing, bumper boats, mini-golf and much more for kids of all ages. For the all the Golfers in the family there are about 8 Golf Courses all within an 8 mile radius. We could go on and on but you really need to book and experience it all for yourself and family!


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                We do not rent to Spring Break groups, neither high school groups with 1 or 2 parents or college groups. During Spring Break season (Feb 25-April 20), we require a copy of your photo ID upon booking. We reserve the right to require a copy of each traveler's photo ID during this time as well. Once a reservation is accepted, we will call you to discuss your party. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation after acceptance with a full refund after we speak on the phone. All bookings during peak season are 7 night stays, Saturday to Saturday.

                                                                60 Reviews
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