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Private Pool, Golf Cart and Private Beach Access***

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s) 2 Baths (sleeps 8-10)

Come visit our brick, one-level beach house in 'Paradise Retreat'. Just a short stroll takes you straight to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We are located in the Paradise Retreat community which offers private beach access. We hope you will make yourself at home in this four-bedroom, two full bath home which is dressed in a nautical fashion in appreciation of the coastal lifestyle and in celebration of the beautiful, delicate sea creature, the starfish.

We offer a private swimming pool - no you do not have to share with a community! Or an entire condominium! It is all yours.

****NEW ADDITION: We have added a new option for you to rent a luxury GOLF CART to make your stay here at the Starfish Cottage more convenient and to provide a fun way to cruise along the strip and to and from the beach! Mention in your inquiry whether or not you would be interested in renting a cart, and for an additional fee of $275.00, we'll have the cart at the house ready-to-go! So call or email us today and be sure to inquire about one of the best ways to get around town and enjoy the breezy air down by the gulf, in our luxury golf cart!!!!****

The master bedroom is private and features its own large bath, a walk-in closet, beautifully furnished, king-size bedding, flat screen TV.

The large great room is sunny & bright with natural sunlight,a large sectional sofa which has a queen sleeper for those extra friends! Plenty of seating, flat screen TV, DVD, furnished with books & movies, games,cards, & you can sit & enjoy the pool view from the great room.

Mini master

The second adult bedroom is cool and inviting with a nostalgic theme for starfish original art, flat screen TV and DVD

Large dining table seats 8 with ease, fully-stocked kitchen seats 4 at the bar, side by side refrigerator door ice maker, water dispenser, gas grill by the pool, pool toys, bicycles in garage.

If you need to connect with the outside world, we offer free high-speed wireless internet. In addition, our property managers are always available by phone to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today for further information regarding our rental home or to plan your upcoming Florida vacation!

Washing machine & dryer furnished.Two car garage.

**** Minimum Age Limit for Renters *****

Minimum age limit renters : must be 25 years of age to lease home with prepaid damage deposit. We prefer families & so do our neighbors, all are welcome :)

Menus and directions to all local eating establishments, amusement parks, dolphin sight seeing excursions, sunset dinner cruise, & deep sea charter boats. Many harbor restaurants will 'cook your catch'. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin is 6 minutes away with lots of activities for family fun! The lovely Destin Commons has a movie theater, fine-dining, shopping, kids water fountain & play ground. A huge Bass Pro Shop sporting good store in Destin Commons is equipped with a giant shark display perfect for vacation photos.



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Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

We have a gas grill, games for the children, beach chairs & beach toys. DVD's for children and adults. The rental manager are very close by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good Morning Angela:

Thank you so much for an amazing 5 days! The house was over the moon. The weather was a little wet one day and cold on another but that did not have a negative effect on our vacation. The house had way too much space but we loved every elegant inch of it. We all had our own rooms, we could use the TV individually in our own rooms or together in the family room. We had space to play board games at the dining room table or at the great table with 2 benches in front of the couch in the family room, or outside under the umbrella. Water fun? Great hot tub, awesome beach, nice safe pool (not too big, not too small). Great lounge chairs by the pool. We were able to relax and let my granddaughter swim in the pool while we sun bathed. Did I mention the GOLF CART??? What a great ride. My granddaughter kept the giggles over my driving and the backing- up sound on the cart. Did I mention the bikes? Perfect size! Did I mention to lovely neighborhood with sidewalks for great walking? We actually broke down and cooked a few meals and found the kitchen to be well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils of every size. Of course we had a wide selection with plenty of opportunities to eat out. Shopping? Who could ask for more? If you couldn’t find it between Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and all the Outlet Strip Malls you really didn’t want it! Movies? One theater too crowed or not offered at the right times? NO PROBLEM just go the other direction. Entertainment? Rides in abundance. The aquarium was quite a treat. The penguins were the cutest ever. I am thinking about getting a night job so we can vacation more often. We all agreed this was the best ever.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. You made us hap-py, hap-py, hap-py!
Mar 2014
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible Beds - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Sleeper Sofa
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 8-10 King size bed (1) extra pillows provided in closet., queen size beds (2) mini master suite., twin or single beds (2) mattress all have plastic protective cover. Extra sheet sets & light weight blankets in each children's room., baby cribs (1) please bring infant bedding. High chair is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Bikes, baby bed, pool toys Golf Cart $275.00 Additional


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Private Pool, Golf Cart and Private Beach Access***
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Best Beach House

  • 5 of 5

8/5/17-8/9/17 We came with 6 adults and 3 kids, everyone love the house. Spaces, clean, good location. We need to run the dryer few times to get the clothes dry, beside that everything else works probably.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well taken care of. The furnishings were in good condition with exception of the black living room couches that are in need of being replaced. There were more than enough seating options. The kitchen was equipped with anything you may need down to a crockpot. The pool floats and beach toys were a nice surprise. The proximity to the beach was a nice quiet walk on the gated community sidewalk or a quick ride on the bikes provided. We also rented the golf cart for the week and would definitely recommend it. It made it easy to transport our beach gear as well as a fun ride around town. The pool was perfect for our family not too big and not too small. We will surely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house! Very clean and nicely decorated!

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was wonderful. It was extremely clean, nicely decorated, and well-equipped. The only complaint I have with in the house, all of the beds were extremely uncomfortable!

The private pool was nice but extremely small!

The location is a little more than just a short stroll to the beach. It is a little over a mile to the gate that leads you to the beach. and with young children it was not convenient. Had I known the true distance, I never would have booked the house.

Overall we enjoyed our stay! It is a wonderful house but unfortunately, due to location and pool size, we would not rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious House

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time at Starfish Cottage. The house was laid out well and very spacious for our family of 12. All one level is nice for anyone with mobility issues who can't do stairs. Furniture was comfortable and very clean. The kitchen was very adequate as we did most of our meals at the house. The private pool was very convenient - outside BBQ grill worked well. Had an issue with the HVAC but it was resolved within 24 hours of notice. Golf cart functionality was not something we could depend on, so make sure you take your cell phone in case you get stranded like we did :( Private beach access is convenient but kind of overrated; it is about a 10 minute walk and golf cart isn't real helpful as it has to be parked like a car. We drove to 2 other beaches that were real nice: Dune Allen & Blue Mountain. Went out to eat at "Another Broken Egg" - great brunch place! Grocery store shopping was convenient with Whole Foods, Publix or Walmart all within 15 minutes.

We had a great vacation time in Florida and this property met our needs nicely.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Starfish Cottage from May 28-June 6, 2016. The house was very spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. The pool and patio are a nice addition to the home. We all enjoyed coming home from the beach to enjoy relaxing in the pool and grilling dinner. The golf cart, available for an extra fee, is another nice amenity to the home. Driving that cart about a block and a half to the beach access was not only fun, but also a lifesaver for my mom who has arthritis. The rental manager, Angela Moody, was very nice and accommodating to our needs. In addition to the home, the beach was gorgeous as always and the weather was perfect. My family and I would recommend this property and would stay again. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was more than we expected, everything that we needed was there! The house was very roomy, plenty of room for 3 families, it was very clean and comfortable! We enjoyed the swimming pool it was the perfect size, not too big, not too small; especially after a long day at the beach it was nice to relax pool side. The outdoor shower was convenient, it made washing the sand off after the beach much easier, especially with kids. Overall, it was a great stay and vacation, we would recommend the starfish cottage to everyone! Almost forgot about the golf cart....AWESOME! We had a blast driving up and down beach road, which made lugging beach gear to and from the house quick and easy! Thanks Angela Moody and Starfish Cottage. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful new, fishing pier on Okaloosa Island, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruise, dinner cruise, nearby live entertainment like comedy club, dancing, live music, blue's music clubs, local rentals of all sorts of pontoon boats, ski boats, jet ski's, motor scooters, even a beach side church service, just bring you chair. No shoe's required. Come on down & enjoy the fun.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.