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Beautifully Updated Beach View Condo. 2 Living Areas & Gourmet Kitchens

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf-View Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Unblocked Beachview Condo | Free Wifi | Two Living Areas | Two Balconies

Empress 403 is recently renovated to include color updates, wood flooring throughout, new fixtures, an entirely new kitchen, a brand new Master Bathroom, furnishing upgrades, and beautiful lighting additions. Located on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, Florida, Empress 403 offers spectacular views of the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from its 4th floor balcony, as well as views of Lake Steward from the north-facing balcony which is accessed from the second Living Area. The Main Living Room and all Bedrooms are outfitted with flat-screen TV’s and comfortable furnishings. With over 1900 square feet of vacation living space and all of its new upgrades, this condominium will have you vacationing in style. What a great place to enjoy all the best the Destin area has to offer!

Bedding Summary:

Master Bedroom: King Bed

Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

This expansive condominium’s masterful renovations are evident from the moment you cross the threshold! When you first enter Empress 403 you find the second Living Area and entrance to the north-facing Balcony where you can relax and take in views of Lake Steward and the Empress Community Pool. As you make your way through the unit you will notice the recessed lighting throughout which illuminates the home perfectly. The fully-equipped Kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, a mosaic tile backsplash, and a hood, unique to very few vacation homes in this area. If creating your own special recipes is in your plans, you will not be for want in this Kitchen! The Dining Area and Breakfast Bar are adjacent to the Kitchen, and the Laundry Area is just off of the Dining Area.

The Master bedroom features a King Bed and private entrance to the lengthy Main Balcony. The Master Bathroom has a double vanity, a glass-enclosed, tiled walk-in shower with a stone floor and rainfall shower head, and a commode with bidet options. The Queen Guest Bedroom has a Queen Bed, a private entrance to the Main Balcony, and a private full Bathroom with a double vanity and tub/shower combination. The 2nd Queen Guest Bedroom has a Queen bed and also enjoys a private, full bathroom with a double vanity and tub/shower combination.

The full impact of this condos magnificent features and layout can only be experienced! Book your beach vacation at the highly-sought-after Empress 403 today!

Empress Community

The Empress is located north of Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, Florida. A beautiful gated condominium community, this property offers over 2,000 feet of coast line and unobstructed views of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the perfect spot to watch the areas amazing sunrises and sunsets! This condominium community is centrally located with easy access to everything the area has to offer. Enjoy world class shopping and award-winning, gourmet restaurants (Harborwalk Village, Destin Commons, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, and The Village of Baytown Wharf), beautiful golf courses and an endless array of outdoor activities including various watersports and venues like The Track and Big Kahunas.

Destin Area Information

Destin is well known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village largely because of its roots as a top fishing destination and quick access to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Destin boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida. If you have an interest in charter deep sea fishing – Destin is the place. But, there is much more to Destin than charter fishing. Destin has evolved over the years to be a top beach vacation destination. Featuring sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-colored water, it is an absolutely beautiful area. The town itself offers many upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Much of the development of the area has been done with luxury lifestyles in mind. Destin also has one of the busiest private airports in the country. There are an abundance of things to do in Destin to include water parks, water sports rentals, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, power boating, sailing, fishing, tennis, shopping, or just plain relaxing on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Treat yourself to a great little beach town vacation – Destin, Florida, located on Florida’s Panhandle.

Professionally managed by Compass Resorts

More Details

Property Manager
Compass Resorts
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Compass Resorts

Founded in 2006, Compass Resorts offers travelers a wide variety of vacation rental homes in the greater Destin area. From 1 bedroom condos to 7 bedroom Gulf-front houses, all of our rental homes meet the highest Quality standards. Compass Resorts offers vacation properties in Central Destin, South Walton, Holiday Isle, and Okaloosa Island in sought-after communities like Destiny by the Sea, Dunes of Destin, the Silver Beach Towers Resort, Silver Shells Resort and Spa, Destin Towers, and many more. The Compass Resorts website provides detailed information about all of our communities and vacation homes - as well as local events, area information, and concierge recommendations. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality Vacation Rental Experience as measured by Guest satisfaction. We listen intently to the needs of our Guests, and do business fairly, honestly, and with the highest level of care. Each year, we welcome thousands of families to the Destin area, and we enjoy making them feel right at home. The dedicated staff of Compass Resorts makes the difference!


Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedding Summary: Master Bedroom: King Bed Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed Living Room: Queen-sized Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautifully Updated Beach View Condo. 2 Living Areas & Gourmet Kitchens
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views off both front & back balconies. My young kids LOVED the ledge in the pool, the beach was a short walk with no crazy steps. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Little Rock

Absolutely Beautiful Views & Updated Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family definitely enjoyed our stay, the location was awesome! The view was remarkable! Thank you for the awesome memories. Our 8 month old daughters first beach trip was unforgettable! I do suggest replacing the mattress in the master. It's not unbearable, but is uncomfortable. Thank you all so much!

The Merrills


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great home!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location! Close to everything we needed-restaurants, grocery stores and a lot of souvenir stores-and the beach right across the street was awesome! We had 4 adults and 2 kids. Twin beds in one of the rooms would be nice-for kids who don't like sleeping in the same bed ;) but we still loved our stay. Definitely won't keep us from coming back. It was clean, the cushions on lounge chairs on the balcony were a little dirty. We just flipped them during our stay. House had great updates! Everyone in our family loved and enjoyed our stay. We had a great time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was fine. The pool was nice and not crowded. Never had to wait for the elevator.

  • 2 of 5

My family and I have stayed at the empress before, in a different unit and loved it. This condo is very nice although when we booked it, it was listed as having 2 kings and 1 queen bed. Which was going to work perfect for our large family. We had 2 families that have young kids who were going to co-sleep with us in the king beds for the week. When we got to the condo, it only had 1 king bed. The other bed was so uncomfortable and small. We were very disappointed.

Also, a few weeks before we arrived they passed a "new code" where you are No longer allowed to have tents on the beach. Only allowed umbrellas. We had the condo booked for months in advance and never received anything about the "new code." So all week we had different security people telling us where we could set up our tent only to be harassed the very next day by someone different. It was very annoying and frustrating. We will no longer be coming to this area because of this "new code". We have small children that we were trying to provide shade for and those umbrellas just don't cut it.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Fun Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Condo was exactly as pictured. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our stay at Empress 403. The home is just as nice and spacious as it looks in the pictures. The view of the bay and beach are so relaxing. We had 3 couples and a toddler and we had more than enough space for everyone. The walk to the beach is literally across the street! The only complaint I have was that there are only 2 parking spaces offered despite accommodating 3 rooms/couples. Otherwise, great rental, walk able distance to local restaurants and shops. Only a short drive into Destin for all those great places to eat and shop.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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