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3BR Vacation Home Inside gated community with two pools! Walk to the beach!

Miramar Beach, FL, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Hi Friends!

We are super excited that you are considering renting our vacation home. We deeply believe in family and community and it is our goal is to make your vacation experience as rich and relaxing as possible. Our hope is that you will spend time sharing stories and having conversations on the back patio with the ones you love. (Don’t forget the bottle of wine!) A successful vacation in our opinion is one where relationships and families are strengthened as a result of staying at our home. We can’t wait to hear your story!

Our home, “Emerald Villa” is located in the gated community of Emerald Shores in Destin, Florida. We love Emerald Shores because it is one of most family friendly communities on the Emerald Coast and has a unique beach pavilion located directly on the sand with access to all guests. The community has 2 swimming pools (One seasonably heated), a basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard court that are easily accessible by the community sidewalks.

We love that the beach is just a short 7 minute walk away but after a long day in the sun or after a giant breakfast, we love catching the Emerald Shores Tram that will get you there in no time. (It is important to note that the tram only runs during the summer months.) If the beach isn’t your scene, you will enjoy being only 2 minutes from either swimming pool. Lounge chairs provided!

Our home has just one floor, which means no hauling luggage/groceries/babies up and down stairs. We enjoy the open floor plan which creates an environment suitable for game and movie nights after dinner! We also want to save you money on the rising cost of cell phone data so we included FREE WIFI in the house!

Here is a short description of all rooms in the house:

Master Bedroom: One KING size bed sleeping 2. There is a full bath including a jacuzzi and separate shower. The Master Bedroom has a full walk-in closet for clothing and luggage. It also features a 37” flat screen TV with DVD player.

Second Master Bedroom: The second Master Bedroom has a KING BED sleeping two. This room also has a 37” flat screen TV with DVD player. There is a full bath just outside this door.

Bunk Room: The third bedroom features two sets of bunk beds for the children! This room is adjacent to the second Master and located just outside the full bath. It has a 32” flat screen and Sleeps 4.

Living Room: The living room has a sectional couch and two reclining chairs. It also has a 37” HDTV with a DVD player and an IPOD dock stereo. It has a ceiling fan and a small desk in the corner. Also has sleeper sofa for additional sleeping!

Kitchen: The kitchen come fully equipped with all of the amenities you will need for your vacation. All dishes, cutlery, and appliances are provided. (Blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc…) There is a kitchen table for 8 as well as a bar area with 4 stools. (Check out pictures)

Outdoor Patio: You will love our new outdoor patio set up with a built in grill. We provide chairs and an outdoor table for relaxing and dining. There is a fan and light for relaxing at night as well as an outdoor hose to rinse off salt and sand from the beach.

Sleeper sofa: Located in the living room for extra sleeping arrangements.

Laundry Room: We provide a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board to be used at your convenience. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets provided!

Parking at “Emerald Villa” is strictly limited to two cars.

Again, we are so excited that you have considered renting our home, “Emerald Villa”. Please don’t hesitate to call us at any time for more information and be sure to check out our slideshow of pictures.


Kendra Meyer

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Kendra Meyer

Mike and I are excited to offer great homes to families and friends who love to spend quality time together! We currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio and are enjoying life with our two beautiful daughters, Noelle and Sloane! Santee Vacations is a family business where we strive to serve our guests well and provide an awesome product!

Kendra Meyer purchased this House in 2007

Why Kendra Meyer chose Miramar Beach

Destin is a beautiful city with much to do. When we first visited the Destin area, we fell in love with its beauty and wanted to share it with many other people! We enjoy this convenience and safety the community provides. A stress and worry free vacation is what we love, and we hope that it will provide the same for you!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Children's Room
        4 bunk bed, 2 Sets of bunk beds, sleeping 4 with Flat Screen TV/DVD
      • 2nd Master Bedroom
        1 king, King Bed With Flat Screen TV/DVD. Just outside other bath.
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper sofa in living room. Sleeps 2
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 baby crib, Attached Bathroom. Portable crib stored in walk in closet.
      • King size beds (1) This is in the master bedroom., King size Beds (1) This is in the second master bedroom., Sleeper Sofa (1) Located in the living room. Sleeps 2, Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds in one room sleeping 4. Pack and play stored in master bedroom closet. Twin sized trundle bed stored in master closet for additional sleeping arrangements. Great for a family with small children.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Large bathroom attached to master bedroom with Jacuzzi!
      • Bathroom in Hall
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Located just outside 2nd master and bunk room.


          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Living Room
                    Large open living space with flat screen televisions and blue-ray DVD player!
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    Free WiFi Internet!
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                    We provide all bedding for the beds in the home.
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Dryer sheets provided
                  • Parking
                    2 compact cars.
                  • Parking Off Street
                    Strictly limited to two cars.
                  • Telephone
                    House Phone Provided for Local Calling.
                  • Towels Provided
                    Bath towels are provided. No beach towels are provided.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Detergent and dryer sheets provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Free WiFi Internet!
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Plenty of dishes and utensils to host up to 10 guests.
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                        Kitchen is fully equipped and ready for cooking. It has all appliances needed to make you feel like you're cooking at home!
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Fully equipped!
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        Compact high chair stored in pantry. Grill utensils stored in here as well.
                      • Refrigerator
                        Ice Maker and water on door front.
                      • Stove
                        electric stove top.
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            Seats 8 at table and 4 at the adjacent bar.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                2-3 board games provided.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                                iPod Dock.
                              • Television
                                HDTV's and DVD players in all rooms!


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Back patio with new outdoor grilling area!
                                  • Golf
                                    Plenty of golf courses located within minutes.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    New built-in outdoor grill!


                                      • wheelchair accessible
                                        No stairs in house. Side entrance provided without steps.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            (2) Two community pools located just 2 minutes walking from either . Seasonally heated!


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            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.

                                                            5 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews


                                                            Pam K.

                                                            This was our first visit to the Destin area

                                                            Emerald Shores is definitely a nice place to stay

                                                            We enjoyed everything about our trip!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for staying with us!

                                                            Home Away From Home

                                                            CindyA617 W.Holt, Michigan

                                                            This is our second time renting this home. We rented it for 3 weeks this visit. Everyone in the family is comfortable here and it truly is A Home Away From Home (all the amenities). This subdivision is well-maintained with very pretty homes and nice walkways. The smaller/quieter community pool is close to this home. We enjoyed lots of BBQs on the patio and a few crockpot dinners too. Several restaurants are within a mile (walking distance for us) which means we avoid the spring break traffic as well. We'll be back!!

                                                            Great family vacation home!!

                                                            Jen N.Pittsburgh, PA

                                                            We stayed at Out of Africa in April of this year for our vacation, and our whole family loved it! The house was perfect for our family! The master suite gives you so much privacy that you will have moments that you forget anyone else is around! And the walk in closet is huge! All of the kids used the bunk room, but there is a really nice futon to sleep on in the living room and also a blow up mattress that they have linens for as well. Each bedroom has a tv. The home is very nicely decorated and furnished, very clean, and provides more than enough room. There is an outside closet that contains lots of beach toys and chairs - we left the ones we bought this year too! It's in a gated community, and there are two community pools and a basketball court close by. Emerald Shores is a great community, with private beach access and a beach pavillion with nice bathrooms. This is a great benefit to parents with young children, as you don't have to worry about running back to the house when they need to go potty. There are beach chairs at the pavillion also, if you don't want to be in the sand. The owners were really nice to work with, and provided excellent communication on the rental. I would definitely rent this property again, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great family vacation home on the gulf!

                                                            We definitely enjoyed our...


                                                            We definitely enjoyed our stay. The home was beautiful and had everything we needed. I just wish the weather would have been more cooperative but what can you do.

                                                            We had a great time in De...

                                                            David and Cathy WhittCabot,AR

                                                            We had a great time in Destin. The home was wonderful. We could have moved in and never changed a thing. The decor, the comfortable feel, the location.. everything was great!Thanks for sharing your home with us.


                                                            Miramar Beach, FL, USA

                                                            Destin is a great place for families and has something for everyone. From jet-ski rentals, to fishing, to simple walks along the GORGEOUS coast, it truly is a wonderful vacation spot!

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                                                            5 Reviews
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