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Welcome To The Starfish Cottage - FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 12









This beautiful two story beach cottage has large wraparound balconies. The cottage is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities to provide you with a fantastic vacation. On the second floor is the main master with a king size bed and master bath with a whirlpool tub and separate shower. The second upstairs bedroom has two sets of bunks with full bottoms and twin tops. It also has an attached bath. Both bedrooms have access doors to the large wraparound balcony for enjoying the evening breezes! On the main floor is the second master bedroom with a King bed and attached bath that can be accessed from the bedroom or the hall. The first floor also has a well appointed living room along with a kitchen that boasts stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This beautiful home has beds for sleeping 10 plus a sofa sleeper for an additional two guest. The kitchen is fully equipped for making your vacation as easy as being at home. The main floor also has a washer and dryer next to the first floor bathroom that adjoins the main floor bedroom.

Each home has private parking for two vehicles in front of the home. * Parking is restricted to the two cars only. If you have an additional vehicle you may rent a spot in front of the Club House if one is available.

Our home is located in the gated community of Beach Retreat. It is a very short walk to a private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. The neighborhood has brick paved streets lined with colorful Florida Cottages, and a 3000 square foot pool that is heated part of the year. This home is located within steps of the pool and the club house with a state of the art fitness room. The Beach Retreat community is within a mile of Pompano Joes, Capt. Dave's and the Crab Trap Restaurants. We are centrally located near to all of Destin's wonderful Restaurants, water sports, children's activities, outlet mall, upscale shopping, casual and fine dining, movie theater and beautiful golf courses.

Whether you wish to shop till you drop or just relax on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear emerald green waters, Destin is the perfect place for you. Please give me a call, I would love to have you stay at this beautiful home.


1st Bedroom: King

2nd Bedroom: King

3rd Bedroom: 2 sets of Bunk beds ( full/twin)

Extra Bedding: Sleeper Sofa


1 Deck/Balcony

1 DVD Players

2 Stories

40 inch LR Flat Screen TV

4 Televisions

Community Pool


Club House/Fitness room

Free Wireless Internet

Parking in front of Home ( 2 vehicles )

Great property and great location

Miramar Beach Community


What to do besides enjoy our wonderful beach...

Should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer, you'll find an abundance of choices. Sidewalks line scenic 98 for walking, running or bike riding. We are a short 2 mile drive to the Silver Sands mall to the West, or luxury shopping at Destin Commons to the East. Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, and Pompano Joe's are all within walking distance to The Beach Retreat Cottages. We encourage you to leave menus of your favorite restaurants when you come.

For evening entertainment, Destin is known for some wonderfully upscale eateries, as well as your regular fare. Friendly night life and nearby state of the art movie theater.

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a vacation in it’s own right for shoppers you will have access to over 100 stores, including, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill.

More great shopping can be found at the Destin Commons outdoor mall. Enjoy such great stores as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, Books-A-Million & Maui Nix Surf Shop to rattle off a few. Stop for a bite to eat at the Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Tony’s Ristorante or Sushi Siam. More than just shopping the Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons . Rave Motion Pictures is also housed at Destin Commons to catch the latest releases.

Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market Shops Green or the Center Plaza within the Village.

Grande Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , Fleming’s, Cantina Laredo (If you dine here sit outside to enjoy the fountain!) & Mitchell’s Fish Market.

The Track Amusement Center in Destin, Florida offers mini golf, Water Bumper Boats, go-carts & for those not faint of heart, Bungee Jumping.

Big Kahuna’s Water Park is a favorite for young & old a like. Take a break from the wonderful Destin, Florida beach & spend the day here.

Of course we can not forget to mention Golf!

Don't forget our wonderful Golf courses!

There are (10) Championship golf courses within four (4) miles of "The Beach Retreat Cottages". Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs.

Destin, Florida is known as the ”World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” & boasts of being home to the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Fish from the beach or boat. If you do not want to bring your boat, one of Destin’s many charter boats would love the opportunity to take you out for full or half day excursions. Water surrounds Destin with the intercoastal waterway to the north and Gulf on the south, creating an abundance of water sports available, including kayaking, wave running, parasailing, kite surfing, snorkeling and so much more!


Click on these map links to see what there is to do in the Destin Florida area. These are all only a few minutes drive from our property. DESTIN RESTAURANTS , DESTIN GOLF , DESTIN FISHING , DESTIN NIGHT LIFE , DESTIN HEALTH CLUBS , DESTIN WATER SPORTS , DESTIN SHOPPING

Please call me, I would love to help you with your vacation plans!

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Shampine/manager
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    First Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath can be accessed from attached bedroom or hall
    Second floor Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
    First Floor Second Master - 1 king
    Second Floor Guest - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Two sets of Bunkbeds with twin tops and full bottoms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Welcome To The Starfish Cottage - FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Columbia, MO

Fantastic house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 vacation annually with another family of 4. We have stayed at The Starfish twice now. It cannot be beat for the house itself (clean, spacious and stocked) location in general (and to the beach, pool, Pompano Joe’s) and amenities.

This property (and Kathy being super quick at responding) makes it so easy to have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelli! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Great Beach House for a family or group

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the beach house. It was well maintained and spacious. The amenities provided were ample and thoughtful. My only negative comment would be the bathroom in the kids room did not have warm shower water. All other showers and sinks had hot water. I would suggest taking a look at that. Also the internet wi-fi name and password is not the same as what is provided in the email. However, the correct wi-fi and password is available on the router in the unit. I would recommend updating the email itinerary.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! thank you for lettting us know about the issue in the upstairs guest bath! We will check on that asap! The owners had just been in before you arrived and changed the wifi info then forgot to let me know right away. I will be resending out all the wifi info to the upcoming guest!
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This place was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristin, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the StarFish Cottage! I hope you will come back again soon!!!!
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Great stay at the Starfish Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice, we enjoyed are stay. Kathy and Mike always take care of anything we needed. Kitchen is well stocked and house was very nice. Only thing was the living room furniture could be replaced. Will return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robin, Yes the living room sofas are due to be replaced this year. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be coming back next winter as well!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport ( VPS )
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $185 + Tax

Manager'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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