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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Private Upstairs/Downstairs (Sleeps 10-12)

The "SUMMERWIND came blowing in, from accross the lingered there, to touch your hair...."

Words sung by the great Frank Sinatra best decribe the ambiance of this sweet Beach House!

The beach is right there! A private road and PRIVATE BEACH with NO STREET TO CROSS and georgous gulf views, the moment you turn on Snowdrift Road!

The beach walk over has only a few steps and is easy for children and adults including the elderly. The EASE OF WALKING back to the house for food or refreshments makes for a "Great Day at the Beach"!

The home is NEWLY REMODELED. The upstairs and downstairs have seperate access and provide privacy for multiple families or guests that enjoy their own space. (1) King bed, (2) Queen Beds (3) Bunkbeds = 6 Twin


This home is unique from all others with a large 16x32 foot SPORTS BOTTOM SWIMMING POOL (Great for Volleyball) and a FULL COURT BASKETBALL COURT! Large wrap around decks provide pleasure for grilling out or simply enjoying the sunset after a day at the beach. Use of the outdoor hot/cold shower helps to minimize sand in the house.

The large Laundry Room has a Full Size Washer and Dryer and allows you to pack light and wash frequently.

Flat Screen TV's and HIGH SPEED INTERNET and WIFI, will give you all the comforts of home.

In the mood to shop? SILVER SANDS OUTLET MALL is within walking distance, along with grocery stores and restaurants. You could avoid the Destin traffic and park your car for the week, as an example of the great location of this Property!


"Welcome to SUMMERWIND"

Keywords: Beach House Private Pool Private beach Basketball Court Beach rental

More Details

Jay Nisbet
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Jay Nisbet

My wife and I grew up at the beach. Kristalynn in Hawaii and myself in Boston. We live in Texas and have 6 children and 2 grand children.We get rejuvenated from the ocean and the sand between our toes. We wanted to create great times and memories for our family. 17 years ago, I bought this home, for my bride's birthday. We named it after the Summerwind Song that was the first song played at our wedding reception 20 years ago. Gutted the house down to the studs and completely remodeled it. I decided to start renting the house to make up for some of the monthly expenses and it turned into a great small business. We decided to expand in 2005 and bought another house in Panama City Beach and renovated that as well. Both house have been a wonderful blessing for us. We bought our 3rd house in 2012 in Crystal Beach Destin VRBO#438269. We added a fourth house in 2014 - rented it for a year and someone made us an offer we could not refuse, so we sold it. We built a another house right up the street from CUDA 438269. CUDA TOO 767599 is a block away and has 6 bedrooms/61/2 baths. We are having a blast renting to wonderful families/groups. Book now and make SUMMERWIND your "Homeaway from Home"

Jay Nisbet purchased this house in 2001

Why Jay Nisbet chose Miramar Beach

We chose Destin because it is within driving distance from Texas and the "powder white sand" and the "clear blue water" make for one of the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches". The town is very family friendly. I found this property after dialing into the internet in 2000. Traveled to Destin to see it and could not believe the location to the gulf! We could hear the waves at night and did not have to cross a street to get to the beach with our children that were so young at the time. Everything worked out great! My bride and I make a great team!

What makes this house unique

The house and the area are private and peaceful. There are only 15 houses on the street and it dead ends into the gulf so there is no traffic. We designed an over-sized wrap around deck that gives us plenty of room to grill and relax. The private pool and basketball court are fun and can be competitive. Upstairs is separated from the down stairs so it gives people the needed privacy when vacationing with multiple families or friends. Plus some people have small children or babies that need to go down for naps so it provides the benefit of a quiet place to go. Access to the beach is easy and moving back and forth from the beach to the pool is quite convenient. Shopping for groceries or anything else someone might need are with in a mile of the house. We like this end of the beach because there is not as much traffic on the roads or the beaches. Once you have your groceries you never have to leave the complex. We have several families that come back every year. We love it in Destin and you will too.


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: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Full tub and shower in all three bathrooms. The master has a private bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen- kitchen with full size fridge-dishwasher
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with a seperate entrance, bathroom, walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
No Pets


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

One of the best trips so far

  • 5 of 5

The house was fabulous

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mapleton, IL

Location, location, location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Destin the last three summers, and this was by far our favorite location. No busy streets to cross, and the area is quiet and perfect for families. We had two families in our group: two couples and 6 kids. Note that you must go outside to get to the lower level of the house, but this was fine as the older kids were able to use the queen and 4 bunk beds downstairs, and we kept the youngest kids upstairs with us. There was a set of bunk beds in one of the upstairs bedrooms.

The kitchen was well-equipped (two blenders!), coffeepot and built-in grinder, and nice Fiestaware plates and mugs. Most rentals leave me wishing I had my own kitchenware, but not the case here. We never had a shortage of serving dishes, utensils, small appliances, etc. There is a second refrigerator and plenty of plasticware in the second kitchenette downstairs.

The private pool was everything we hoped it would be... the kids really enjoyed coming back from the beach, showering off the sand in the outdoor shower, and then hopping into the pool. There was a huge stock of pool and beach toys. I recommend taking inventory of what toys, chairs, and coolers are there before heading to Alvin's Island for beach supplies (less than a block away).

Dollar General and Walgreens are also about a block away, and Winn Dixie, Starbucks, and the outlet mall are extremely close as well.

If you haven't been to the white, sandy beaches in Destin, you will not be disappointed. We have traveled to several areas of Florida, Mexico, South Carolina, etc., and this is such a clean, family-friendly beach that we haven't wanted to go anywhere else for the last few years!! The water is fairly calm so we are able to take the little kids out in the water without the waves coming up over their heads.

The owners were great to work with, and we recommend this rental property. Thanks again for the great stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So close to everything! Love the pool!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for anything better! Close to shopping, entertainment and restaurants, also very close walk to the beach. We stayed from May 28th and left June 4th. We had excellent weather up until the day we left but other than that it was a perfect vacation. If you ever encounter any problems the owners will help out in anyway they can. My kids favorite thing to come back to was the pool at night. We would definitely rent from them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall break

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Jay and kristalynn for sharing your beautiful beach home with us. We had so much fun!! The pool and basketball court kept our children busy. We especially love the private street for our children to wAlk to the beach. Very safe and the neighbors were very friendly and helpful. There were some issues but you took care of them promptly. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This rental had something for everybody

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in August at this wonderful beach house. My daughter and husband brought their three month old and were able to have privacy and convenient access to the rest of the family in the fully equipped downstairs space. We spent much of our time in the private pool before and after the short walk to the beautiful beach. The thirty year old boys spent hours reliving their childhood playing basketball on the court. My family had a great time and look forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Great Location with short walk to beach

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Summerwind. There were two families with 5 boys among us and having the beach close, our own pool with volleyball net and a full size basketball court helped to keep them busy.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Broken Egg Cafe -- CLOSED
This place is great but very expensive for breakfast.
PF Chang's
Great spicy chicken in the new Grande development Nice bar
Marlin Grill
Great food and service- bring your appetite
The Back Porch
Great spot for lunch- Right on the gulf- get the tuna dip
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fine dining- get the small plate filet- I usually sit at the bar and eat
Winn-Dixie -- CLOSED
Pick up all your essentials- this is close to the house
Destin Commons
Great place to shop, eat and go to the movies.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
This place is a gem. Great place for breakfast and night life.
Pompano Joe's
The atmosphere is nice- right on the beach The scallops and reggae roll are a must.
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Scape
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Miramar Beach
Car: not necessary

Full Court basket Ball-Private gated community. Dead ends into the gulf short walk- a football field away from private beach access.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is booked
If you choose to pay by debit or credit card there is an additional fee of 3.5%
this fee can be paid up front or charged your CC.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund