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Kenja Kottage - 3 bdrm charmer 1/2 block to the Gulf!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, sleeps 10

Kenja Kottage is located in the Beach Retreat subdivision. A short stroll to the private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. This home is close to Pompano Joe Restaurant. It is also a short drive to two major shopping centers. This beautiful two story beach cottage has large wraparound balconies. It is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities to provide you with a fantastic vacation. On the second floor is the main master with a king size bed and master bath with a whirlpool tub and separate shower. The second master is also on the second floor. It has a queen size bed and attached bath as well. Both bedrooms have access doors to the large wraparound balcony for enjoying the evening breezes! On the main floor is the well appointed living room along with a kitchen that boasts stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. One bedroom is located on the first floor. It has a queen size bed & a bunk. Sofa sleeper in living room for additional guest

Our home is located in the gated community of Beach Retreat. It is a very short walk to a private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. The neighborhood has brick pave-ed streets lined with colorful Florida Cottages, and a 3000 square foot pool that is heated part of the year. This home is located within steps of the pool and directly behind the club house with a state of the art fitness room. The Beach Retreat community is within a mile of Pompano Joe, Capt. Dave's and the Crab Trap Restaurants. We are centrally located near to all of Destin's wonderful Restaurants, water sports, children's activities, outlet mall, upscale shopping, casual and fine dining, movie theater and beautiful golf courses.

Whether you wish to shop til you drop or just relax on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear emerald green waters, Destin is the perfect place for you. Please give me a call, I would love to have you stay at this beautiful home.

The Track Amusement Center in Destin, Florida offers mini golf, Water Bumper Boats, go-carts & for those not faint of heart, Bungee Jumping.Big Kahuna’s Water Park is a favorite for young & old a like. Take a break from the wonderful Destin, Florida beach & spend the day here.

Destin, Florida is known as the ”World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” & boasts of being home to the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Fish from the beach or boat. If you do not want to bring your boat, one of Destin’s many charter boats would love the opportunity to take you out for full or half day excursions. Water surrounds Destin with the inter-coastal waterway to the north and Gulf on the south, creating an abundance of water sports available, including kayaking, wave running, para-sailing, kite surfing, snorkeling and so much more!

More Details

Property Manager
Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This home was very clean, quiet, with comfy beds and great kitchen setup with everything we needed. The only problem we had was the downstairs sofa and chairs as we were there a whole month and it was uncomfortable to sit on. That would be something we would have to change for the next time. Enoyed our stay in the home versus a condo which we've rented before. This was very cozy.
Feb 2011
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to second Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessed from 1st floor bedroom and hallway
  • all bedrooms have direct access to the attached bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twins are a twin/twin bunk - sleeper sofa in living room
  • Two bedroom suites one with a king bed the other with a queen bed plus, one bedroom with a queen size bed and a set of bunk beds. We have a sofa sleeper in the living room. We also have available a pack n play for little ones.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is parking for two vehicles only. We provide a start up only of paper towels, soaps etc. BBQ is available at the designated spot by the pool only. The pool is heated during the winter months but stays covered unless the outside tempature goes above 60 degrees.


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Kenja Kottage - 3 bdrm charmer 1/2 block to the Gulf!
average rating of 4.7291665 based on 50 reviews
port dover ontario

great place

  • 5 of 5

Great time managers excellent very friendly people.|House idealy situated for beach shops restaurants.Clean well equiped home

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accomodations for a family.

  • 3 of 5

The property was just as advertised with all the amenities a family could ask for. Out the front door and then right and your on the beach within a couple minutes. Pool is close but not excessively noisy. You can rent daily beach chairs and umbrella for $30.00 and the owners provid beach/surf chairs. This is a gated community and provides some privacy and security compared to a condo. The porch and balconies upstairs add to the ambiance and a great place for morning coffee. Although it is not beach front the unit is a short 2 minute walk to an unrestricted view of the beach and ocean. Dedicated crosswalks make crossing the street quick and safe as vehicles will stop to let you cross. You can walk to Pompano Joe's in 5 minutes or Captain Dave's. Highly recommend for families with small children and a pet is acceptable in this cottage. Good area for walking small dogs. Pool is larger than expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thank you for this lovely review! I just wish we had earned a higher mark in your rating. We will just have to try harder! See you again soon!
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Holly Springs

Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location for beach access

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I hope we see you again next year!
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We had a wonderful time. You can be with the family or sneek off to your room for me time.

  • 4 of 5

This is our second year to stay here, never been anything that was not taken care of. Kathy is a wonderful person to work with, she will go out of her way to help an see that you have a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb! Thank you for taking the time to write the review! Hopefully next time we will earn 5 stars!
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation at Kenja Cottage. There was plenty of room for our family of 8. They provided everything we needed to enjoy a week away from home, including beach chairs, floats & toys! Even though we didn't have a beach view, we were only a short walk away. The pool is directly behind the house. We will definitely like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kerri, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I hope you will come back to visit us again soon and hopefully we will get a 5 star rating then! Bye for now, Kathy
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Very clean and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Worked great for our family of 9. Convenience to beach and pool was good.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I hope we see you again soon!!!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport ( VPS )
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Miramar Beach

Golf: Of course we can not forget to mention Golf!

Dont forget our wonderful Golf courses!

There are (10) Championship golf courses within four (4) miles of 'Cayenne Cottage'. Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Departure Clean $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

This property has parking for 2 vehicles in front of the home. Any additional vehicles will need to park off site or contact the association for reserved parking at the club house for a $10 a day fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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