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'Bit of Heaven'-Emerald Waters - The Perfect Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

'Bit of Heaven' is just that! It’s our home away from home and a wonderful vacation get-away for you. Emerald Waters is a luxurious 36 Unit condominium, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, on Scenic Gulf Dr. (Old Highway 98). Million dollar homes surround you, which makes this a very exclusive stretch of beach.

I can be contacted at or 334-546-6844.

You will feel pampered in this two bedroom Condo, decorated with a safari theme. It has been professional decorated, with custom draperies and bedspreads. Your view from the third floor balcony is breath-taking, as you view the emerald waters and white sand beach.

A real plus is that you only walk about 50 steps to the beach through a private beach access, instead of walking down steamy parking lots to get to the beach. The building and grounds are immaculate. You are able to enjoy your children and guests in this quiet complex.

This Condo has a large, well-equipped kitchen, with granite countertops, side-by-side refrigerator, washer and dryer. Each bedroom has a private bath; one with a king-size bed, and the other with a queen. The sofa in the living area makes a queen bed. There is a TV/VCR/DVD in each bedroom and the living room.

All duvet covers and linens are washed and fresh for each new guest.

We’re just five minutes west of Silver Sands Outlet Mall, and five minutes from the Destin Commons shopping center. Popular restaurants are five minutes away. If you enjoy walking or walking your dog, you will enjoy the tree lined streets and beautiful neighborhood. Small dogs allowed upon approval.

Bask in the sun, go sailing or shopping, and return to the comfort of this luxury Condo. You will feel refreshed and make memories that will last forever.

Keywords: Condominium

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Mary Ann Swanson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mary Ann Swanson

We are both retired. My husband is retired from teaching Physics at Auburn University. We live in Auburn, Alabama. We married 11 years ago and between us, we have 6 children and 12 grandchildren. We love Destin. Emerald Waters is so family-oriented and fun - - not to mention the most beautiful beach in the world.

Mary Ann Swanson purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mary Ann Swanson chose Frangista Beach

It's the most beautiful beach in the world. We have traveled all over the world and our white sand beaches are not only beautiful but uncrowded.

What makes this condo unique

Anything you can imagine, you can do here in Destin. You will make memories for a lifetime -- fishing, swimming, shopping, antiquing, exploring . . .

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I really enjoyed our weekend stay at your beautiful condo. i love your color scheme. My daughters are in heaven and want to stay forever.
Oct 2008
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Frangista Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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'Bit of Heaven'-Emerald Waters - The Perfect Getaway
average rating of 4.7 based on 17 reviews

Great Condo Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and 4 kids for spring break. Location is excellent, very close to restaurants, and a five minute drive to shopping and activities. Condo is right across the street from the beach, very very short walk to the beach. Condo itself is excellent, would definitely book here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a nice review. It's always a pleasure to have families like yours. We home you will return.
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The property is a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The property is clean and well maintained.

The location was just perfect!!!!!!

The unit is nicely decorated and comfortable .

With that being said, I was surprised to see some areas that obviously had not been touched by housekeeping in a while.

I'm sure this is an issue that can be resolved very easily .

Overall, we had a wonderful stay!

Enjoyed renting pontoon boats.!

Great meals at pompano joes !

Looking forward to returning next summer !!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and loved the condo. We have stayed in a few different units at Emerald Waters over the past few years and this was the best. Everything we needed was there and the owners were very helpful and prompt with replies to our questions. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay at our condo. We sincerely hope you will come back. We love to rent to families like you. Kind regards, Mary Ann Swanson
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Everything was as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Great location near the beach. On site pool was used a lot during the hot weather. Location was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay at our condo. We sincerely hope you will return as we love renting to families like you. Kind regards, Mary Ann Swanson
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Great time...great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time during our stay in Miramar Beach. The condo has a great location...close to the beach, shopping, restaurants. The condo had a few minor issues when we arrived, but were quickly addressed by our landlord, who was a pleasure to work with. We were visited by our grandkids for a few days. They very much enjoyed the pool and the beach. And our little dog felt right at home. Great time had by all!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It's always a pleasure to have families like yours. I hope you will come back. Mary Ann Swanson
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A Bit of Fall Break Fun at "Bit of Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The condo lived up to its name..."Bit of Heaven!" Cleanest place we have ever stayed. Beds were great....just about as good if not better than my bed at home. LOL. Mary Ann was great to work with. Everything was as expected. My security deposit was back in my hands within three days of departure. Amenities were great... nice quiet pool and hot tub, easy access to the beach. This place even has a pleasant elevator!!! If you have traveled much you know that elevators can be less that pleasant. Parking was a breeze. Plenty of beach toys for our use. Thanks for that!!! Large spacious clean bathrooms!!! Washer and dryer was great to have. TV's in each bedroom and living room. If you can't tell yet.....we LOVED our stay at "Bit of Heaven". There was also easy access to the beach and to the walking trail. I loved this community. We felt like we were in a neighborhood rather than a tourist area. We never heard our neighbors next door, below, or above. We were at peace. Walking distance to Pompano Joe's....Looked like a neat place...we didn't get a chance to go. We cooked many of our meals. This is a great place.


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! and Wow!! Thank you ever so much for that wonderful review. VRBO just told me yesterday that I need to get more people to write reviews. Yours was amazing. Please come back. We just love to rent to wonderful people like you! Blessings to you and your family, Mary Ann Swanson
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Car: recommended

You will enjoy restaurants galore. Not to mention antique shopping, outlet mall and more. Unlimited entertainment for children and adults -- bike riding, dune buggies, parks. . .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pets are allowed with permission. $100 pet fee. $115 cleaning fee on all rentals. Check-in is 3:00 and check-out is 10:00.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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