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Newly Remodeled with all new flooring! Free WiFi, Steps To The Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Sleeper Sofa. In The Heart Of Miramar Beach!

You can't get much closer to the beach than we are! We are located just across the street from the beach, on Scenic 98.

Our beach condo is a 13-unit low-rise.We are located on the second floor

Beach access is just catty corner, across the street! We provide your beach chairs and a large sun umbrella, so there's no need to pack them.

Our condo is completely remodeled and includes stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, with all of the things you need to cook/eat in while you stay. You won't need to pack your wine key, can opener, or blender!

The living room features a 50 inch flat-screen TV with extended cable sports package, and WiFi for the whole family to enjoy. It also includes a queen-sized sleeper sofa with linens and space for 2 people to sleep. Also, a comfy reading chair is there for your enjoyment.

Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast out on our balcony, with a partial gulf-view and also a lake-view, next door. Access to the balcony is available from both the living room and also the bedroom.

Our large bedroom features a very comfortable King-sized bed with a pillow top mattress. It also includes a new, flat-screen 32 inch television with cable TV and DVD player for movie-watching, and black-out curtains.

The back hallway is equipped with plenty of room for your hanging clothes and also extra shelving for your other belongings. Next to the storage and closet area is an additional sink/vanity outside of the door to the restroom, which provides the perfect area for you to get ready while someone else showers.

Additional, locked storage on ground level ( directly in front of our covered, assigned parking ) is available in our storage unit. We have room for your beach gear, and any sand toys/beach chairs you might bring. We also have a few boogie boards, beach chairs, a large sun umbrella, and some sand toys for your children to use and return while you stay with us.

The bathroom is sectioned in a way that gives privacy to someone showering, separate from the toilet and sink area. The bathroom includes a full tub/shower combination.

A washer/dryer is available for your use while staying with us, as well. It is located in the hallway, behind our accordion doors. You won't need to bring much more than your clothing and sunblock because we've tried to think of everything for you!

More Details

Amber Downey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Amber Downey

My husband and I met on a beach vacation years ago, and ever since, we've enjoyed travel to anywhere with white sand and palm trees! We are from Kentucky and run a pallet company that has been our family business for over 40 years. We have 2 beautiful children and have been coming to Destin for years. We would love to live in Destin, so having a vacation home here is the next best thing! Our family loves fishing, and spending long days at the beach, boogie boarding and spending time with great friends we've made in Destin over the years. We love to travel and see new places, but we always come back to our favorite place: Destin/Miramar Beach!! My husband is an avid-fisherman and spends a lot of his time out on the water, fishing.

Amber Downey purchased this condo in 2014

Why Amber Downey chose Scenic Gulf Drive East

This property was owned by my sister for years. When she decided to sell it, due to her growing family, we jumped at the opportunity! This location is where everyone wants to be! I enjoy morning exercise along the jogging path, with beach views. The kids loving walking next door to Dairy Queen for an ice cream, and the whole family enjoys the great location for being in the hub of beach activity when we are there.

What makes this condo unique

Our place has it's charm, due to only having 13 units in the building. Unlike large, high-rise properties, which you wait for lengthy periods of time for elevators, you just walk up to the second floor, and you are home! Most of our neighbors are people who live there long-term, so this is not a 'party' type of condo unit.

Our neighbors next door made us the best seafood gumbo I've ever tasted, and this was when we had only owned the unit for 2 days! Parking is assigned, and you will have your own private parking space with room for 2 vehicles. You also have access to a locked storage space, located directly in front of your parking spot. This is the perfect spot for beach chairs and a sun umbrella. We have boogie boards, a large sun umbrella, and 4 beach chairs for your use while staying in our unit. We also have sand toys for your small children to use while you stay.

Everything you could possibly need for a wonderful vacation is within walking distance of our condo, so if you fly in, you wouldn't even necessarily need a car!


Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 vanities/sinks. One is inside of the bathroom, and an additional sink and vanity is located outside of the bathroom for your convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The sleeper sofa is located in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Newly Remodeled with all new flooring! Free WiFi, Steps To The Beach!
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our short honeymoon. King size bed, great balcony with table, and two sinks which made getting ready much easier. A storage closet with lots of goodies to take to the beach which only took two minutes to walk to from the condo. A coffee shop and gas station also a minute walk from the condo. Amber, the owner, is amazing. She is very helpful with tips for the area and refunded the deposit very quickly. Would stay again for sure. My husband wants me to add that it stays dark and cool in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your honeymoon was so wonderful and that your stay with us enhanced your trip! We love the convenience of the things you listed and we are hoping that you all will come back again when you can stay a little longer! You are both welcome anytime. Thanks again. Amber & Alec Downey
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Great location and clean

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Great location. Always enjoy are stay in Destin and this was great as

always. Amber does a great job of responding to your requests,questions,etc.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right for us!

  • 5 of 5

Amber's condo is clean, cute, well-equipped, and in a perfect location for a beach getaway. We appreciated Amber's timely communication and checking that we had all we needed. Being able to walk to the beach was a huge plus, and we liked that there were only about a dozen units in this condo complex. The beds were very comfortable, the shower fantastic, and the kitchen great for the evenings we wanted to cook. We highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Convenient - You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful stay. Located across from Whale's Tale, we were able to access the beach in a short walk. Being able to use the condo beach chairs was a definite bonus. (I was 26 weeks pregnant at the time and had zero problems walking the short distance with a beach bag.) Condo supplies, linens and sheets were all clean and of good quality. We slept VERY well, and even though it was in the middle of Spring Break, the complex was quiet and well kept. Owners were very accessible and friendly! I would definitely recommend staying here!!

NOTE: This condo is on the second floor of the complex, which requires ascending 3 flights of stairs from the parking level.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our week stay. Centrally located and very close to the beach. Upgrades are very nice. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a little family! Will return!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely perfect for our little family! The location to everything was great, overall the nights were quiet, and it was very clean. The beach access was just a few blocks down, and even though it was unusually cold when we were there, we enjoyed it! The only thing I wish were available was a table for dining at but we made do.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you all had a pleasant stay! We try to keep everything super clean and comfy for our guests, so thank you for noticing. We have tried a table in there in past years, but found that for most of our guests, the 4 stools and counter/bar table works well for them. Please come back again. Your family is always welcome! Sincerely, Amber & Alec Downey
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Nearest Airport
20.8 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Whale's Tail
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Whale's Tail Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: not necessary

We are located exactly where you want to be for your perfect beach vacation experience! We are next door to several restaurants and bars, and right on the jogging path along Scenic Gulf Drive. Beach access is located catty corner/ across the street from our condo. You'll enjoy tranquil moments and escape the cares of life at our cozy beach condo. Our place is located in the heart of activity and beach life in Miramar Beach! Enjoy a morning stroll along the beach each day, or rent bicycles, dune buggies, or scooters for the week, just next door. Located within 1.5 miles of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall! The Destin Commons Shopping Mall is located 3.5 miles away, with great shopping, featuring Bass Pro Shop and many other great retailers and restaurants.

A family-favorite for us is Pompano Joe's Restaurant, which is a ten-minute walk, or a half a mile drive from our condo, right on the beach. They have 2 large parking lots, great seafood, an indoor and outdoor bar, and live music daily! Play some beach volleyball, or just relax with a cold drink in-hand on the beautiful, white sand beaches of Destin.

You can also walk catty corner from our unit, to Whale's Tail Restaurant and Bar. They have beach access there, and clean, nice restrooms. You can take the kids over and get them a bracelet for the big, floating water toys while you relax.

Our other restaurant recommendations for your trip: McGuire's Irish Pub, Dewey Destin's, The Crab Trap, and our favorite lunch spot is The Back Porch. If you are looking for a more upscale dining experience, we recommend Louis Louis in Santa Rosa Beach, which is about a ten minute drive. Their food and atmosphere are perfect for a romantic evening. For a fun night out on the town and great drinks/food, we recommend Red Bar in Grayton Beach, which is about 15 min or so from the condo.

Golfers will be happy to know that 2 buildings away from our unit is Seascape Resort, with tee times available 7 days a week.

Located directly next door is a Circle K convenience store, for your late night snacking needs. Dairy Queen is 3 doors down if you would like an ice cream cone or a banana split.

For the fishermen in the group, or even the novice fisherman who is interested in a charter or party boat fishing trip, Destin is the place to be! Harborwalk Marina in Destin is our recommendation and there are several charters to choose from. We have been fishing with Sweet Jody and Destin Princess deep sea fishing charters for years, and highly recommend both. We always catch more fish than we can eat on our trip!

Snorkeling can be done from the beach just across the street. Parasailing and daily boat rentals are located just a few minutes away! Big Kahuna's Waterpark is located 5 miles from us, along with go-cart rentals and mini-golf. Crab Island is also a fun party spot for those who bring or rent a boat for the day.


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Snow Bird Pricing
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
30 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 16 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Part 2
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Your $200 damage deposit will be refunded within 10 business days of your departure, a long as unit is in acceptable condition, based on the rental-agreement terms agreed upon at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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