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Relaxing Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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!

Rita Chiesa
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice comments! (Sorry, you didn't find the lighter in the pantry, sometimes it gets misplaced), I don't mention the beach toys, they do change occasionly!

We usually combine the indoor and outdoor chairs,(8 total, plus the 5 stools)should we have a larger group! I will check on the seating feet to make them from slipping, great idea!
Jul 2016
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Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with twin trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 twin daybeds with 1 twin trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Relaxing Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

The grounds at Hidden Dunes are fabulous! Our condo/cottage was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words, Come back soon! Rita
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Great for a family getaway

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Rita
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We love the a Hidden Dunes Resort property!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! Looking forward to have you back next year! Best, Rita
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest! Thank you so much for your stay at my condo at Hidden Dunes. We hope you come and visit again!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Clean!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our kids (ages 17, 15, 13) Destin this month for a much needed vacation. I have never used VRBO before and was a bit nervous about it. However, after talking to Rita on the phone she immediately put me at ease with her kindness and willing to answer all of my million questions. I booked her place and WOW were we pleased! It is very clean, tropically decorated, spacious and we loved it! The entire Hidden Dunes property was wonderful. The security guards were so friendly. The beach is absolutely gorgeous with the pure, clean white sane and emerald water. There are three pools but we only used the largest one which was right by our cottage, yet far enough away that you didn't hear noise. The cottage was sound proof. Rita supplies every pot, pan, dishes, utensils, pitchers, etc that you could ever need. When she mentioned that her family and grandkids stay at her cottage on vacations, I then knew it had to be a decent place. And that it was! Rita enhanced our trip with her prompt replies to questions ahead of time as well as during our stay. She is very nice. Thank you for allowing us to rent your home away from home. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a little stroll to the beach!

Free shuttle during season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

Weekly Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday only!

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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