House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Fred and Ruth Ann Clay
About Fred and Ruth Ann Clay
We are long time Destin people going back to the days when most people came to fish! Now it is one of the most popular beach destinations anywhere.
Fred and Ruth Ann Clay purchased this House in 1996
Why Fred and Ruth Ann Clay chose Miramar Beach
This is a great neighborhood for families with no through traffic and plenty of room for children to enjoy.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice property !!! Short walk to beach really had good time !!! Was there on July 4 sat on beach and watched fireworks for an hour !!!!! Had a great time would book it again !!!!
Our expectations were exceeded!
The entire process was a snap with VRBO and Mr. Clay was great to work with. The house was even better than the description and the amenities were spot on. Would recommend this property without hesitation.
First let me say if I could give ZERO stars I would. Second, I do not know if the advertising of this cottage was done by the owner of the cottage or by Vrbo, but I will definitely never book another place thru Vrbo. For the money we spend, one would expect what is advertised. My wife and I where under the impression that this cottage was on the beach, which is how it is advertised and that is what we were looking for. Well it was not on the beach. In Fact you have to walk thru most of the property just to get to the beach which is just a little of a quarter of a mile. The cottage itself is somewhat outdated and we spend the first hour after arriving trying to figure out what light switch goes to what. For example, we walked in and turned the light switch on at the door and the light in downstairs bathroom came on. There are other issues as well. All I know is that I should have gone with my first instinct which was booking a cottage thru another place I had found. My wife and I extended our vacation by 4 days and booked the cottage we are staying at thru another place and got exactly what we were looking for. Right on the beach. By that I mean, walk out on the back patio and look right at the ocean, and you have your own private walkway from the patio to the beach. Less than 100 feet and not a quarter of a mile!!!!!
I am so sorry you were not pleased. There is nothing in the VRBO listing to indicate that the house is "directly on the beach". It says that there are no roads to cross to get to the private beach, which is very important to many guests. VRBO gives the guest the ability to email the owner for more details. The beach is a pleasant walk through lush landscaped grounds within the gated Mainsail community and much less than a quarter mile. Light switches are in the normal locations and it is impossible to turn on a bathroom light from any exterior door. The house has been totally renovated within the past three years.
A little slice of paradise...
Grocery, restaurants, and shopping nearby and easy to get to. Pool and beach are both walk-able and were wonderful to spend time at. Our beach attendant took great care of us and was happy to set up extra chairs/umbrellas for us. The house was clean and well maintained and quickly became our perfect home base for the trip. We'll definitely be looking to come back again!
Great place, needs updating and some maintenance
PROs: The house is clean and spacious. The location is really convenient to the beach, shops and grocery store. Master suite is huge and away from the guest rooms. Owner was very responsive to phone calls.
CONs: The furnishings really need updating. Dated. The bed linens are also a bit worn and dated. The kitchen supplies are a mismatch of pots pans and plates. Cheap cutlery. Suggest the owner throw everything out and buy new stuff. Downstairs toilet clogged daily and is very weak flushing. Washer / Dryer are OLD and need an update too. Outdoor furniture is VERY cheap plastic.
Dont get me wrong, it was a fine place and we were comfortable. But just needs an update and it would be perfect.
We love the Mainsail area. Perfect spot in Destin away from chaotic hotels. Our family of five was wonderfully comfortable!
Rent a bicycle and ride west to Henderson State Park
A short car ride to the east is Washington State Park and Historic Home
Walk to one of the greatest Outlet Malls in the country