Carolina style Beach Cottage just a short stroll to one of the worlds most beautiful beaches, within the resort! Well maintained natural landscaping surrounds you, the screened porch invites you for your morning coffee or a meal with the family at night, listening to the fountains outside! Huge pool, hot tub, and tennis center only yards away, however you still feel some privacy. Hidden Dunes is one of the most unique properties on the Gulf coast!
- Condo1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 10, 2018
About Rita Chiesa
I had a similar condo in the same resort for about 10 years, but sold it several years ago. Looking up and down the beach for another condo to purchase recently, couldn't find a better place and decided to come back to Hidden Dunes! Now the grand kids enjoy it as well!
Rita Chiesa purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Rita Chiesa chose Miramar Beach
Love the natural Landscaping. Lots of shade during the days of Summer! People come back year after year, the whole property is on the beach, no Highways to cross!
What makes this Condo unique
Surrounded by single homes along the beach on each side, Hidden Dunes Beach never gets over crowded!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The grounds at Hidden Dunes are fabulous! Our condo/cottage was perfect for our family!
Hidden Dunes is amazing. It is a very safe and very relaxing Resort. Our condo was centrally located between the two pools, one heated, one not. And it's just a very short walk to the beach. Staying here really made our Destin vacation absolutely amazing. The place is very spacious. The master bedroom is a great size, the kids used the window trundle bed to read books before bed every night. The second bedroom was great for the kids and Grandma to stay in. The kitchen is small, but had everything we needed, even the blender. The little screened in porch, the little tropical backyard area with gas grills, and the fountains just made it our own little oasis. Our two little boys really liked the window between the kitchen and the screened porch. They also like the beach toys that were available for them to use and checkerboard and puzzles that were in the cupboard. If you are looking for high-end countertops and fancy furnishings this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a great place to stay and are taking time to read this review, it was definitely worth it for us. Any questions we had Rita replied to very very quickly and made it very easy and simple to stay here.
Thank you so very much for your kind words,
Come back soon!
Short walk to beach and pools, very relaxed vacation!
Hidden Dunes Resort is in a great location with several stores, souvenir shops, and restaurants nearby. Premium Sands Outlet is only a half mile away and has lots of stores to shop at!
The resort is clean and well kept. Our unit was a bit out dated, but pretty spacious. Housekeeping did not do a good job cleaning prior to our arrival as I had to wipe down the bathrooms before use and floors weren't well swept. I made Rita aware of this our first morning.
Kitchen area is small, table only seats 4, and the kitchen was well equipped for the most part, but could use newer skillets and utensils for cooking. I would suggest bringing your own skillet if you plan on cooking in alot and a hand can opener as well. We couldn't get the electric one to work. Outdoor grills were right outside the back door, but they weren't the best. We could only get one grill to work and only half the grill would light. We tried other grills in the area, but they weren't much better.
Wi-Fi was spotty most of the week. A cable company did come unannounced one afternoon later in the week with a new modem. Apparently they were upgrading all units. Maintenance let them in our unit one afternoon with no prior notice as they walked right in without knocking. Luckily, my husband and I had just returned from the pool (and dressed) to get a bite to eat. Money, cameras, phones, etc. were all in the open. We weren't happy!
We made several trips to Winn Dixie, Dollar General & Walmart for food, paper products, toilet paper, trash can liners, detergents, hand soaps, etc. All were short drives away.
The closet outside the front door is well equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas, & toys. There are 2 pools near the unit, larger pool outside back door. We used the wagon our first day to the beach to carry everything, but it was a pain to carry it up & down the stairs to the beach. We carried them every day after. We did purchase some inflatables to use at the pool/beach. I suggest bringing an air pump as there is not one available to use. We had one since we brought an inflatable mattress along for my son. There are also rentals on the beach for two nice loungers/umbrella for $35 per day, paddle boards $30 hour/$60 half day and kayaks for $20 hour/$50 half day.
All in all our vacation was very nice & relaxing. It was our first time visiting this area and we loved the white sand beaches, & clear waters. If you love to collect shells, wrong beach! No shells!
Thank you for letting me know all of these shortcomings that I would like to correct as I'm concerned to make my guest's stay as enjoyable as they expect. Usually I stay at my condo several times a year and replenish as much as possible. All kitchen appliances are less than a year old, and I'll replace some of the skillets as I was not aware of Le Creuset to have such a short life span! Also will I address the Resort about all the other issues you came across.
Thank you, for making us as homeowners aware as we need to know
Great for a family getaway
We recently stayed at Beach Cottage #182 at Hidden Dunes over spring break. The Cottage is well kept. Like the Hidden Dunes Resort, it is a little dated but well maintained and clean. It is a 5 to 6 minute walk to the beach and less than 2 minutes to pools. There were grills right outside the cottage, however we did not use those so cannot comment on that. Though the cottage itself was clean, it looked like it hadn't been used for a while so we did end up running the dishwasher and clothes washer to clean out all the utensils and towels. However, this was more to with my own satisfaction than anything else. The grounds are well maintained and the water fountains right outside the cottage are wonderful to look at while eating breakfast or sipping tea in the evenings. The WiFi seems to be a little spotty at times so if you plan to work at the cottage it would be good to have a back up hotspot. The Easter Egg hunt organized by the resort at the beach was fun for my daughter. We enjoyed our time at the beach which was not too crowded. Hidden Dunes is a great location for a family, with its multiple pools, tennis and basketball courts, pretty walkways and very safe on account of it being a gated community. There are also lots of restaurants to eat nearby. Overall it was a great experience.
Dear guest, thank you for your kind review. I’m glad you found the cottage in good condition since it has been rented since February 1st!
We love the a Hidden Dunes Resort property!
The property is beautifully landscaped with the various accommodations - cottages, Villas and high rise condos arranged quite tastefully with easy beach access.
Tennis is available on site for a charge.
Thank you so much for your kind review! Looking forward to have you back next year!
Unit was perfect for what we needed. The beach service available was top notch and made the experience even better. Pools were convienent but not too close. Grills right outside back door.
Thank you so much for your stay at my condo at Hidden Dunes. We hope you come and visit again!
Of all the cottages at the resort, this one is in the prime location. I was in the block that is closest to the beach. It was convenient to 2 swimming pools, but no so close that you heard the activity going on at the pool into the night. It was also one of the few that the back door walked out to one of the few community grills. Luckily I brought my own long stem lighter to light the grill. I would suggest the owner stock one of these in the unit for the purpose of lighting the grill.
The beach toys in the outdoor closet were appreciated. I would suggest listing these items in what is included in the unit so renters can plan accordingly. The kids loved being able to sit on the screened in porch and have their lunch passed to them through the window. The furniture could probably use some updating, and the kids did not like that it love seat and chair slid along the floor when they sat down on it. Having a 7 person unit with just 4 chairs around the table did not really make much sense.
Just a little stroll to the beach! Free shuttle during season.
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