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The Retreat at Frangista Beach! Private Pool..25 Yards from Gulf!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House - 4 Bedrooms - 3.5+ Baths - (Sleeps 14)

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Owner Operated....Contact John at 314-276-7721 and I would be happy to answer any questions!!

“The Retreat,' located in the coastal community of Miramar Beach just east of Destin, is custom built luxury Beach Home with a heated private pool, located a mere 25 yards from the Gulf of Mexico in the highly desirable community of Frangista Beach! The Retreat is a Mediterranean style beach home professionally decorated with the finest appointments throughout. Our home has over 2600 square feet of indoor luxury living space, 300 square feet of beautiful balconies providing great views and a spacious backyard great for dining, relaxing, sun bathing and swimming! With its large, open downstairs floor plan and 4 generous bed rooms, The Retreat is perfect for multiple families or friends capable of sleeping 14 comfortably. Lighting fast Wi-Fi and digital cable TV are available throughout the house.

Ground Floor: The first floor is an open, spacious “L” shaped layout consisting of the living room, dining room and kitchen great for spending a quality time with family and friends! Upon entering The Retreat, you begin in the dining area with the living room on the right and the kitchen is in the back. The living room has 2 couches, 2 wing chairs a large teak coffee table and a 60” LCD TV with a sound bar. The Bluetooth sound bar can also play your music library from your smart phones. The dining area comfortably seats 8 people. The custom kitchen has a breakfast bar with 3 bar chairs and all the amenities of home including custom countertops, custom cabinetry and the latest stainless appliances (fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, glass top range and microwave). Also on the first floor is a Master bedroom with a King bed and armoire with a 40” LCD TV and one of the 2 doors leading out to the private pool area. As well, this bedroom has a door to adjacent hall bath which includes bath/shower and vanity sink. The full laundry room is also located on the first floor.

Second Floor: Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms. First is the 26’ x 14’ spacious Master Suite with king bed, private large bathroom/ shower, full size couch, 2 chairs and a 60” LCD TV with sound bar capable of playing your music library of your smart phones and the second story veranda with great views of Frangista Beach. The second bedroom is a large bunk bedroom with 3 bunk beds (4 queen’s/2 full’s), a 50” LCD TV/DVD and Xbox 1 for the kids enjoyment. The forth bedroom is an average sized room with a queen bed and a 32” LCD TV. The Bunk room and forth bedroom share a larger Jack and Jill bathroom with 2 sinks and a bath/shower.

Perhaps the most treasured asset of The Retreat is our spacious and tropical backyard entertaining area!! After spending the day at the beach, The Retreat offers our guests a truly private backyard experience boasting a heated 24' x 12' pool surrounded by dozens of beautiful palm trees and a spacious deck area great for dining, swimming and relaxing.

'The Retreat' is located a mere 25 Yards from our communities 1100' private beach. We are located right off of SCENIC GULF DRIVE which runs along side the Gulf of Mexico and is great for those who enjoy walking, jogging, biking, etc. Additionally, this home is within walking distance of 2 great beach restaurants, a coffee shoppe/Deli with wireless internet access, an ice cream shoppe, a fine wine/gourmet food shoppe and bike/scooter rentals. A full size grocery store and the Silver Sands shopping mall is a mere 5 minute drive away!

In addition to the world famous beaches, Destin also offers many wonderful beachside family restaurants that have open air gulf view seating, world class sport fishing and sightseeing from one of Florida’s largest fishing fleets, numerous world class golf courses, first class shopping at one of Destin’s many new outlet malls, and family activities galore at one of Destin’s many kid’s go-cart/mini-golf and entertainment parks.

More Details

John Hennessey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Walton (VPS)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pampano Joe's
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping


Frangista Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Suite with sitting area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen , 2 double , 3 sets of Bunk Beds, 2 Queen Bunks and 1 Full Bunk...6 total
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Retreat at Frangista Beach! Private Pool..25 Yards from Gulf!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

The Ultimate Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

If Momma isn't happy, nobody is. This place was my perfect vacation spot. We've been coming down from Virginia to this area every summer for the last 15 years. We always stay beach front and the kids were concerned about this. Excellent location! You can't get any closer to the beach than this house. We stay all day there and walk back and forth. It was nothing but blissful to have an awesome location, a beautiful pool in the big backyard, and a very comfortable clean home to spend together. The most relaxing trip I have had in years. There is a wine tasting place, ice cream shop, excellent coffee shop all within safe walking distance. Our three teenaged kids weren't fighting or complaining. They were either in the pool that lights up like a rainbow at night, playing foos ball upstairs, or at the beach. Now that makes Momma happy! We couldn't have asked for a better family trip!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Missing Expectations

  • 2 of 5

Great location to the beach and the layout was awesome. Place was extremely dirty when we arrived and assumed it was standard for rental property. That's what we thought until we visit the other 4 houses from our group to notice how clean there places were in comparison. The place needs a good deep cleaning and an improved cleaning service.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 2
Hot Springs, AR

Perfect 60th birthday celebration with my family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 7 (2 who are 60+, 3 who are in their 30's, and two toddlers). The floor plan could not have been more perfect for us. The very large open kitchen, living, and dining area was ideal, yet we all had our own private retreat with our bedrooms and baths. The pool area in the back was large and extremely private. The home is as beautiful as the photos indicate, and is literally steps from the beach. We also walked to the coffee shop around the corner, and walked to one of the restaurants located on the beach. The bike/scooter rental shop is also around the corner. If we return to the area next year, we would want to work with John again and get the same house. John was extremely helpful and informative in my contact with him.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the best!

  • 5 of 5

This home has tons of space to sprawl out! we had two families staying together and STILL had an unused bedroom. jOhn, the owner was GREAT to deal with. our dryer broke and he had a brand new one delivered first thing in the morning. the house and pool are beautiful...steps to the beach! it was a memory maker and our kids are begging to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1
Maysville, KY

As described

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. We loved the pool, very private and clean. Short walk to the very nice beach. House was clean and very comfortable. Very kid friendly. We planned vacation last minute and owner was very accommodating, as in within 3 hours of arrival. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $315
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500 refundable damage deposit required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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