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Patricia Arauz

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Beautiful Home in Mainsail Resort- Available for Winter 2017

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Available for WINTER 2017 SNOWBIRDS. Please call to negotiate a price. Save $$$ renting this beautiful, three bedroom, two and a half bath, private home directly from the owners. Our two-story home is located in the family-oriented Mainsail Beach Resort complex.

We are just yards from the beach without the normal hassles of high rise elevators, but with all the amenities of a complex (tennis courts, two full-size pools (one heated), two kiddie pools, sauna, hot tub, video game room, exercise room, shuffleboard and basketball court, as well as seasonal beach service. You drive your car right up to the front door under cover of a carport. Your children can play in the yard or swim in the heated pool just outside our back patio door.

Mainsail is a 15-acre Gulfside family resort located across the street from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. The resort is a gated community with 24 hour courtesy patrol. Our cottage is convenient to great golf courses, deep sea fishing, biking, shopping, great food, and all kinds of water activities.

The First Floor:

* Living room with high definition flat screen TV and DVD.

* Dining room seats six with additional seating for three at the kitchen bar.

* Kitchen is fully-equipped with electric stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and coffeemaker.

* Laundry room - washer and dryer in unit.

* Half bath.

* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, TV, and full bath with double sinks and jacuzzi tub

* Patio with table and six chairs opening to back yard and pool area.

Second Floor:

* Bedroom with two twin beds.

* Bedroom with queen-size bed, TV, and DVD.

* Balcony overlooking back yard and heated pool.

* Full bath.

Enjoy cooking in our fully-equipped kitchen or grill out using the gas grills provided in the pool area. Our beautifully decorated home is our 'home away from home.' For those times we can't be there, we enjoy renting it to families who agree to treat it as they would their own home.


* This is a Non-Smoking unit.

* Mainsail does NOT allow pets and requires at least one person in your party to be 25 years old.

Keywords: House, Cottage

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Patricia Arauz (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Patricia Arauz

The Arauz Family:

Parents- Rafael & Pat

Children: Tony & Tricia

Family picture taken at Tony's wedding in October, 2006

Patricia Arauz purchased this house in 1996

Why Patricia Arauz chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Tony started going to Destin with friends every Spring Break in 6th grade. We started going a couple years later when Tricia was ready for a Spring Break in Destin. We loved Destin so much, we went back for vacation every summer. We stayed at Beach House, SeaScape, Surfside, and Edgewater, before staying in a Mainsail townhouse. Mainsail was by far our favorite resort community. Everyone was so friendly and the resort is very family oriented. One of the Mainsail cottages was for sale and we went to see it. We decided since we loved Destin so much we might as well buy a place and rent it out until we are ready to retire. It was a great decision! We love our home and we have been lucky enough to find wonderful families to rent our home and take great care of it for us.

What makes this house unique

What we love most about our Mainsail cottage is we have a home to ourselves with a carport and yard. We don't have to find a cart and wait for an elevator to carry in our luggage or groceries. With a home, we have enough room for everyone to enjoy themselves without feeling crowded. I love the large kitchen. Most condos have such small kitchens I hate to cook in them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of five (three college young adults) had a wonderful time staying at your cottage. It was perfect for us! Our three college students loved being so close to the pool, almost in the backyard. You would have thought they were in elementary school again, playing all sorts of games in the pool. It was also a wonderful time for the kids, my husband and myself to reconnect. The weather was absolutely perfect, knowing we had nothing to do about that but nonetheless perfect still. Your home was just as it was advertised. Thanks for checking on us to make sure we didn't need anything two days into our stay. We've stayed at Destin many times but this was the first for us renting a cottage. We will never rent a condo again, for the cottage provided wonderful privacy with all the amenities of renting a condo. The beach was just a small "stroll" away. We are already talking about when we will return again.
May 2013
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Beautiful Home in Mainsail Resort- Available for Winter 2017
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 50 reviews

very relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

we've been to the area many times, staying somewhere new each time. I would stay here a second time. the home was a perfect place to relax, short walk to the beach and right next to the "quiet" pool. Very calm and quiet at night made for some solid sleep. a short distance from Sandestin and little longer ride to Jimmy buffets margaritaville. so, great location as well. Any questions I've had firPatricia were almost immediately answered. there were no surprises when we checked in. This was really a great, relaxing vacation for my family. we will surely do this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in thus cottage sooo many times. And each time we fall in love with it all over. Everything is clean and awaiting our arrival. Shopping is close, great restaurants everywhere and those chairs on the beach! I always hate to leave those chairs on the beach. Working with the owner is simple and quick.

This trip I brought along two teenagers, and mother and mother in law. The heated pool is right out the back door, and a great place to wind down the night. This was especially great for my mother and mother in law. Not far to walk, water is warm. We enjoyed the use of the grill, and made some surf and turf. Also having teenagers makes for a laundry nightmare, but the washer and dryer made that a snap.

We will definitely be back. We are already looking at the calendar for next years trip.

If you are looking for a great house, all the amenities in a quiet neighborhood, with tons of shops and restaurants - look for further. This cottage is your destination away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I always enjoy renting our home to families like yours who take such good care of it. Pick your dates for next year early and let me know. The summer dates go fast!
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Bartlett, Tennessee

Wonderful vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Cottage 23 for July 4th week. This is by far my favorite rental we have ever stayed in. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for cooking. The beds were super comfy and there was plenty of room for our family of 6. The second pool is right outside your door along with several grills for cooking. The tennis courts were a very short walk away and gave the teenagers something to do. There is an outlet mall and several restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response I am glad you enjoyed our home and hope you will rent from us again.
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Great vacation location.

  • 5 of 5

We love this place. Heated pool right outside, close to absolutely beautiful beach. Perfect for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I hope you return to our home when you come to Destin again.
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Great Getaway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well this is the place to go for a get away and a fantastic vacation. Pat was great to rent from offering this lovely home with everything you need..complete kitchen, comfy beds, , beach toys, clean and organized. So convenient to walk out the door to a heated pool and a short stroll to the beach with a provided umbrella and chairs. We loved the grills at the pool with tables and enough seating for our group as we prepared for our son's beach wedding. Perfect location for walking, biking, tennis and shooting baskets. We appreciate the close grocery, restaurants, and souvenir shops to walk to if you don't feel like driving. We have stayed in a condo and townhome too but found this cottage to be our favorite. From prompt communication to a clean updated cottage we hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate your kind comments. I am glad you had a great vacation and hope to rent to your family again!
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Great Home!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This great rental started with prompt return emails & return phone calls from Pat. (service with a smile). Next was the easy to understand quote, rental agreement, & short list of things to do just prior to departure. We have rented several homes over the years with our kids & now as empty nesters with much longer lists of expectations the day of departure! Some thoughtful touches included: labeled light switches and fans; several drying racks for clothes, towels etc.; power strip mounted on side of desk for easy to reach power source; detailed instructions to home. This was a clean home with super comfortable King master on main floor (we did not use the 2nd floor at all for the 2 of us), daily trash pickup, great heated pool near back of home, easy 5 minute walk to beach ( no road to cross), loved the 2 beach chairs & umbrella set-up on the beach,very nice beach with shallow areas( great for kids and great beach to walk), there was a large box with beach toys for kids on patio (looked Fun), convenient washer & dryer. Wide variety of restaurants, grocery not far away. We ate breakfast & lunch at house and beach, & then tried several restaurants for dinner. Highly recommend this rental.


  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a great vacation experience in our home and hope you will come back again
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Silver Sands Outlet Mall


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

One-time cleaning fee is included in rent. One daily beach set-up (umbrella and two chairs is also included in rental fee March 1- November 1. $250 reservation fee required at time of reservation which becomes a refundable damage deposit. Full payment of rent is not due until 15 days before your arrival. We hate to have vacancies. Please call Pat at 502-802-6746 to negotiate a rate.

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
24-hour courtesy patrol with gated entrance, free beach set-up each day March- October

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