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Summer is booking FAST, reserve now! Gulf Front! Stay & play here! #SoWal

Marla Diddle

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Marla Diddle

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Frangista Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Gulf Front Townhome, 3 levels, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

'Everyone needs to have their own beach.' Yours is waiting for you here...

Located on the pure white quartz sand beach of South Walton, BahiaCabana is now under owner management, and it is the perfect choice for your exceptional beach vacation. Pure Luxury awaits you at our GULF front town-home located in SandDollar Townhomes. Meticulously renovated with no expense spared and professionally furnished, BahiaCabana offers granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, 7 flat panel televisions, and furniture you would expect in only the nicest beachfront homes Miramar Beach has to offer. If you have discriminating taste, our beach home is the place for you. If you have ever walked into a home and said 'Wow' then you know what we are talking about. The 3 balconies and beachfront deck all offer up endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the balconies are perfect for sipping your morning coffee or sipping your afternoon cocktail. You will be sending photos of the your views of the Emerald Coast to your friends while you are sitting on the balcony trying to schedule your next vacation.

We often get questions about how to access the beach from our home. The door which provides access to the beach is at the back of the lower level of our home. This door is just next to the lower level bedroom. Through this door, you go down a straight and sturdy set of steps, which leads you to the beach level deck and to the sand. We chose this design when we rebuilt the decks in 2012. We preferred to have only 1 access to the beach so we could have more living space on each of the 3 balconies.

Like us on Facebook for updates on local inside information, area dining and happy hour specials.

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We are lucky enough to be local to Destin, and we want to share some local knowledge with you. Please see our insider's guide toward the bottom of this page for some of our favorite local places.

PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP

We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

BOATING SPECIALS FOR OUR GUESTS!!

Book your pontoon trip to Crab Island or your jet ski excursion early in the week. Call Mike, DESTIN FUN WATER SPORTS, @850-376-6755. Tell him you are staying in Gary & Marla's beach home & receive 10% off your rental.

HELICOPTER RIDES!

See Destin from the sky for as low at $49.00 per person.

www.destinhelicopters.com

The ONLY helicopter tour in Destin that lets you choose where to fly!

Keywords: Beachfront, Gulf Front, Townhouse, Sanddollar, Miramar Beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marla Diddle (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Marla Diddle

We are Florida transplants from Texas and Ohio. We have both loved the Destin area for many years, and we are now lucky enough to call the Destin area our home. We love spending as much time in, on and around the Gulf as we can.

Marla Diddle purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Marla Diddle chose Frangista Beach

We absolutely love Miramar Beach & South Walton's Beaches. We chose our beach home in Sanddollar because it is Gulf-front, spacious and the beach is private. Our home required a complete renovation when we bought it, so we were able to put our 'touch' on it from top to bottom. Its close proximity to our favorite hang-out, Pompano Joe's was just icing on the cake.

What makes this townhome unique

Since we have the luxury of being local, we personally check on our home, at minimum, every week. We make every effort to ensure you have a great vacation. With 3 floors of living space, everyone in your party will have plenty of room to stretch out. Our 3 balconies and beach level deck offer overly sufficient outdoor living space as well. Our top deck offers the biggest Master Bedroom deck in Sanddollar. We love it so much and are so excited to share it with you. We hope it brings you as much joy as it does us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The beach was crystal clear and the weather was almost perfect. We went shark fishing and caught 2 bull sharks, a 6 ft and a 9 ft. We also rode the go-karts and enjoyed the mini golf. Every night we went crab hunting and even caught a jelly fish! This condo was perfect, and we loved the beach in our backyard. We recommend this place for anyone! Thanks for the beautiful vacation spot! :) "
Jul 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Summer is booking FAST, reserve now! Gulf Front! Stay & play here! #SoWal
average rating of 4.928571 based on 22 reviews
New Orleans, LA
5

AMAZING HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in 2 other units and, although they were nice, Bahia Cabana is our favorite. Gary and Marla's goal is obviously to make you feel at home and cared for. The home was very clean, furnished beautifully and had a kitchen that was well stocked. We had friends who visited the first week, our parents the second, our daughter/her husband the third and my sister the last week. They all stayed in the unit downstairs and absolutely loved their privacy and having their own space. It, too, is furnished beautifully. One of the things everyone loved is the bedroom at the back of this unit where the waves lulled them to sleep at night. To be able to step out of this home onto the sand (your private beach) is beyond great! Icing on the cake, we were able to have out two Westies with us for the month. We will rent through Gary and Marla every time we vacay at Miramar Beach (hopefully annually). Starting our own family tradition in May 2016 by bringing our new grandbaby to Miramar and wouldn't consider staying anywhere but at Bahia Cabana. Thanks Gary and Marla for your beautiful home on the beach. Bahia Cabana gave us memories for a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so excited to now be self managing our home. This allows us to put a much more personal touch on our home for all of our guests. We look forward to having you back, and we sincerely thank you for taking such great care of BahiaCabana during your stay.
4

Beach Trip

  • 4 of 5

Great location, easy access to the beach and 3 balconies to view the beautiful beach. The rental is close to restaurants and shopping. The main floor has plenty of room for a large family. The bedrooms allow for privacy. The walking/jogging trail is across the street. We were able to watch the Spurs play basketball on a good TV!! We will be returning to the same rental this summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Long Beach
5

Krissy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with lots of amenities! Very clean, spacious and comfortable. We have stayed here a few times and always look forward to returning!! Great beach, beautiful water and friendly owners makes this property a fabulous Destin getaway!! Each room is totally private with lovely furnishings and everyone was happy! We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dayton, OH
5

Home away from home only better!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky to stay at this beautiful rental with friends and family. It was beautifully furnished and competely updated. The condo has everything you need and more. There are even tv's in the individual bunks so the kids don't fight over what they are watching. The white sandy beach is right out the back door. My youngest doesn't like to swim in oceans and prefers to have a pool. Once he got in the water he said we didn't need a pool because the water was so clear. I loved being able to take a walk up the beach to Pompani Joe's and there's a little store nearby for the kids to get ice cream. We stayed during spring break and there were plenty of college students staying around us but it was still very peaceful and we weren't bothered at all. I definitely recommend staying here and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Norman,OK
5

FrogPrincess

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun-filled family reunion at BahiaCabana! This beautiful home has large bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious living area and kitchen, an extra large dining table that sat all of us, and it is super clean! We enjoyed lounging and grilling out on the decksl. The lower area is stocked full of lounge chairs, floats and beach toys with direct access to the beach. It is a very short walk to Pompano Joe's for great sunsets and great dinners. The hardest part was trying to decide whether to stay and enjoy the amenities of the house and the beaches, or go out on the town and do all the fun things there are to do in Destin/Miramar Beach, so we did some of both. The owner/agent responded very quickly to all our inquiries, refunded our deposit quickly, and was great to work with. We highly recommend the BahiaCabana - you'll have a great and relaxing time there!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eastern Kentucky
5

A must stay beach home

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic beach front town home. All creature comforts one would need for a wonderful vacation. Would recommend to anyone of any age. Had a great stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Destin Airport. NW FL Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
SeaScape Golf Course and Regatta Bay Golf and CC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
Step off the bottom deck directly onto the sand
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompano Joes
Car: recommended

If you are a Beach Person, then this is the place to book. Simply walk off the beach level deck and your toes are in the white sand of the Emerald Coast! Our Gulf Front town-home is absolutely perfect whether you enjoy being in the water, on the sand or just looking at them both. All 3 of our balconies offer absolutely stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can choose to completely relax and do absolutely nothing except enjoy the beach, or you can choose to have an active stay since our beach home is right in the middle of lots of things to do!

We highly suggest the short walk down the beach for a cold beverage and appetizers or a great meal & seasonal live music at the locally famous Pompano Joe's. Po Joe's, as we locals like to call it, also has a volleyball net where you can usually always find a pick-me-up game of volleyball, and in the summer, you can rent jet skis and paddleboards. A little longer walk in the opposite direction will take you to another beach front restaurant, Whale's Tail. We love to walk to Whale's Tail in the morning for Mango daiquiris.

The Destin Harbor boasts lots and lots of family friendly things to do. Our absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the Harbor and rent a pontoon boat for the day and make the short trek to the famous Crab Island, located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. We like to finish the day on the water with dinner at The Boathouse Oyster Bar which has live music every evening in the summer. AJ's is also a great place to catch live music or catch the game on its new and huge outdoor TV screen.

You Fishermen are in luck; Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. You have lots of options at the Harbor for fishing from private charters to large group charters. The first weekend is October at the Harbor boasts the Destin Seafood Festival. The Fishing Rodeo runs every year from October 1-31.

For you die-hard shoppers, you are only a handful of miles from the Destin Commons, an open air mall with lots of shopping and great places to eat. There you will find Bass Pro Shop, Destin's biggest movie theater, which boasts an IMAX screen,and Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl, the coolest bowling alley around, where you feel like you are bowling underwater. Even closer than the Destin Commons is the Silver Sands Outlet Mall...need we say more?

When the kids are ready for some pool time, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is about 11 minutes away. On the way to Big Kahuna's is The Track, a family fun place with go-cart racing, bumper boats, mini-golf and much more for kids of all ages.

For the all the Golfers in the family there are about 8 Golf Courses all within an 8 mile radius.

We could go on and on but you really need to book and experience it all for yourself and family!

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Frangista Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
MEMORIAL WEEK
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 1
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
July 4th week 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEK
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
THANKSGIVING WEEK
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,800
$2,500
 
 
Spring 2016
Feb 27 2016 - May 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes All bookings during spring, summer and fall are Saturday to Saturday minimum. Bookings for less than 7 days or ones not beginning and ending on Saturday must be pre-approved.

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Amenities

Frangista Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Located off kitchen on main floor
    Lower Level Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks with granite counter-tops
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Guest Room - 1 queen
    Lower Level Guest Room - 1 queen , Private Gulf-front Balcony
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , Each bunk has its own TV and outlet to hook up gaming system
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Gulf-Front Balcony. Largest Master in Sanddollar.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (1), portable crib available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information. Book your pontoon trip to Crab Island or your jet ski excursion early in the week. Call Mike, DESTIN FUN WATER SPORTS, @850-376-6755. Tell him you are staying in Gary & Marla's beach home & receive 10% off your rental. HELICOPTER RIDES! See Destin from the sky for as low at $49.00 www.destinhelicopters.com The ONLY helicopter tour in Destin that lets you choose where to fly!

Partner Offers

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  • Sleeps 8
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2 - 7 night min stay
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  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 8
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  • 2 BA,
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