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Gulf Front 4 Bed 4 Ba w Pool cape cod Apr 22 just opened

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 11-14)

Beautiful, 5 star Cape Cod beachfront home on the beautiful, emerald-green crystal clear waters of the Gulf coast. You will sink your feet into white powdery sand that is just gorgeous and all yours for your vacation pleasure.

This beach cottage has a white picket fence in the front yard with beautiful flowers blooming and swaying palm trees! It is beautifully appointed and has been updated with new furnishings, paint and decorations.

It features triple crown molding in all rooms, travertine or marble tile on all floors, and granite on all counter tops throughout. Beautifully done! Our home has wooden window blinds,vertical blinds, and living room drapes for added beauty.

Guests will enjoy a large living/dining/kitchen open area with complete ocean viewing!

There is a large flat screen plasma HD/TV with surround sound in the living area. There is a separate tuner and cd and dvd player with living area speakers and balcony exterior speakers. There are lots of movies and cd's provided for the family to enjoy, and plenty of comfortable seating for lots of people. HBO and Family cable features if provided for guests. The sectional has a queen sleeper, and when the cushions are removed from the other side of the couch, it makes a full size twin bed. The high speed and wireless routers are located in the living area.

The large kitchen has a bar that seats 3, a round table for 4, and a separate dining area for fine dining is located in the living area. The kitchen is always a gatering spot, and you will be enjoying a huge kitchen complete with all amenities. Truly a must if you enjoy cooking and plan to eat a few meals at home!

There are two gulf front master bedrooms, each with a king bed.

One is downstairs and has a large tv with a separate dvd and vcr player. There is a loveseat in this master that is suitable for a small child to use as a bed. This master has a bathroom that has a small transom window with for watching the ocean as you shower! It has a rain shower and a wall shower, but no tub.

The other bedroom downstairs has a queen bed with a fully rotable 20 inch flat screen with dvd player built in. There is a full size, collapsible crib in this room. It has a private entrance to a bath that has a tub/shower. It is not gulf front, but you have a complete view of the ocean from it's bay window.

The upstairs master has it's own private balcony and a 32 inch flat screen with built in dvd player. It also has only a large tiled shower in the bath, but no tub. There is also a loveseat in this master that would be suitable for a small child to use as a bed, if desired.

The other gulf front bedroom upstairs was designed with children or teens in mind. It has two queen beds plus a twin bed, so 5 people can easily sleep in this room. It also has a fully movable 30 inch tv with built in dvd player. It's tiled and marbled bath also has a shower, but no tub.

There is a gas grill for outdoor cooking. You will enjoy two teak tables, chairs for eating outside with cushions that match the ocean's beautiful green color. And, of course, lots of chaises and rockers for your sunning and viewing pleasure. Plus, there are two beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs set up for you each morning on your private beach from March-October

There are two balconies for beach-side viewing and sunning, and there is also a large covered porch on the lower level with an outdoor, private shower. There is room for sunning in chaise lounges on this level, or enjoying a sunfree covered porch with a swing and enough tables and chairs to seat over 20 people.

You are within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Kayak, bike, and scooter rentals are directly across the street. There is a convenience store just steps away, a pizza place and beach store also located across the street. And, if you want wonderful gourmet coffees, step across the street to the Bad Ass Cafe...Wonderful place for breakfast, or walk down the beach to the Whale's Tail for breakfast or lunch. The largest upscale outlet mall in the country is less than two miles away as well as two grocery stores, drug stores, etc.

You will fall in love with this two story adorable beach cottage and want to call it your own. Just a few stairs to climb in the home so it is perfect for small kids and elderly. Owners live in Destin and are always only a phone call away to assist you. You will never want to leave this precious cottage!!! We provide all guests with our personal recommendations of restaurants and activites to enjoy.

This is a no smoking, pet free home. Up to 5 large cars or suv's can park; 4 in the paved driveway, and one in front of the house.

On the large covered porch downstairs there is a separate refrigerator/freezer so cool drinks are only steps from the beach.

You may use the pool directly across the street. This pool is for guests of our beach home, (called 'Clearview'). It is a 4 unit condo building with tenants who work all day so pool is empty for you to enjoy. And, you may use the pools from our vrbo listing 30231! Please go to that listing to read the descriptions of the pools and surrounding areas. (The SS pool is not within walking distance of the beach homes, but you can easily spend a day there).

The calendar on vrbo is CURRENT except for weeks that I am awaiting rental agreements, so please check the vrbo calendar before emailing me. Also, we only do Sat to Sat rentals; no daily rentals.

Keywords: Gulf Front Home Cottage

More Details

Bev Monaco
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Bev Monaco

I am Bev Monaco, and my husband is John. We retired to Destin 16 years ago and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. We just love it here! John still works full time but helps me with the rentals on the weekend.. We have a full time handyman who makes sure our properties are kept in tip top shape. We insist on making sure our guests have incredibly wonderful vacations when they stay in any of our properties! We are very much hand's on with our guest's needs.

Why Bev Monaco chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

My husband and I were flying to Hawaii for a vacation 18 years ago, and United Airlines had a big spread in their magazine about the Emerald Coast of Florida.. I grew up in Atlanta, Ga and had never even heard of the Emerald Coast as my parents were not beach lovers. When we returned I flew to Destin with the intention of buying a small condo IF the beach and surroundings were as described in the article.. Within a day, I called my husband to tell him I had found the perfect retirement spot for which we had been searching for several years! We bought 24559 first, and I spent 3 incredibly wonderful winters there until we moved down full time and built our retirement home. The rest is history.. We starting acquiring beautiful properties as investments to rent out. I loveeee decorating and doing all the things I think our guest's need to ensure they have wonderful experiences. We wouldn't live any other place in the world! It is a gorgeous little piece of Heaven!

What makes this house unique

We host a sibbling reunion each year at our beach home and always experience incredibly beautiful memories. My sister and I were sitting on the balcony of 24559 at sunset about 5 years ago and saw the 'green flash'! It was incredible to witness!!! It was over so quickly, but for years we had read books that referenced the 'green flash' but never knew if it was really true.. Well, it is!! (Of course, the rest of the sibblings and our spouses insist we had had one glass of wine too many!!!) The beach here is unlike any other in the world.. beautiful pure white powdery sand made from ice crystals and crystal clear emerald green waters.. incredible restaurants and wonderfullll people.. it is a wonderfulllll vacation spot!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We want to thank you for sharing your lovely home at 1651 Scenic Gulf Drive with us. We had a wonderful week and hope to come back again either next year or the year after. Thanks so much!
Sep 2016
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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2) both gulf upstairs and one downstairs, Queen size Beds (3) one on main level and two upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 twin in bedroom with two queens upstairs, Baby Cribs (2) one regular size crib plus one portacrib and one highchair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 queen sleeper in living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
High speed and wireless internet, Cable HDTV with surround sound, Smooth top Stove, Two Outdoor Showers, Outdoor speakers on main level balcony


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Gulf Front 4 Bed 4 Ba w Pool cape cod Apr 22 just opened
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews

Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

Cape Monoco was just beautiful for our family vacation! Perfect set up!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property with plenty of space and amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent a week at Cape Monaco and loved every bit of it. The house is extremely well maintained and lots of space. Beach access is exceptional, and loved having the beach chairs and umbrellas put out for us every morning. Easy access to pretty much everything, and the Dairy Queen across the street was awesome for an afternoon treat! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tk u, tk u, tk u!!!!
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Unbelievable beach!

  • 5 of 5

The layout of this house and location could not be improved upon! Bev

is a real stickler for detail. I cannot say enough about her property and

her management skills. The only negative was the weather and that is out of all but the almighty's purview. The whitest sand beach this side of the Virgin Islands. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I promise to get better weather for u next ti.e!! Thank u sooo much!°
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Villa Rica

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 6 adults and one child, spent a wonderful week at Cape Monaco in August of '16. This property is absolutely wonderful. Where you may search for a corkscrew in other properties, this place is well stocked with everything you could want. Due to the size of the home, describing the layout is a bit difficult, and it wasn't exactly as we had pictured. Nonetheless, it was great. Let me try...there is a main level which is a short few steps up from the spacious parking. This is what is described as the first level. Here you find the kitchen, living room, a master bedroom (with a hall bath), and a queen bedroom with attached bath. This level has a spacious front porch area, which is covered and a great shelter from the hot sun. There is reference to a downstairs which is an outside covered deck and shower only. It is a great place to store the beach stuff and hose down before going upstairs. Above the main (first) level is the second master, and a short flight above this is the "teen room", which as you can see is a spacious room suitable for more than just teens.

The Cape is a great place for multiple families. You will not be disappointed. We hope to be back soon. Bev and John are easy to work with and provide a great home in a convenient part of the beach. Thanks Monacos!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh! I am overwhelmed with your awesome review!!! Nothing makes us any happier than we know our beach home has brought a lot of joy, laughter, and happy memories for our guests! Thank you so much! Blessings! Bev
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We found our Home in Miramar!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy home with all the upgrades, gorgeous views of the white sands and soothing sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a home to dream of...and live in, if only for a week. As a realtor, I am in a lot of houses!!! and I give this one a 5 star!! Thanks Bev and family for sharing your home with the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 2 small grand-children spent our vacation at Cape Monaco this year. What a fabulous place! Right on the beach, with a beautiful deck to relax and enjoy the sunset. This house is a perfect location, smack in the middle of everything that you could need. We were only there two days before I contacted the owner about booking again for next year. It honestly feels like home! Kids absolutely loved it and you walk out your door and on to the beach. The owners are lovely people that are so kind and gracious. I would highly recommend that you consider a week at Cape Monaco.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Pricey, but excellent food.. close by in Grand Boulevard just past San Destin going east"
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"Walk just a block to public beach and lots of activities for kids and teenagers.. good break..."
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
"Good restaurant and pretty clothes.. try the fish tacos for lunch (in Grand Boulevard) clos..."
Bad Ass Coffee
"Walk across the street for yummy coffee and pastries!!"
790 On The Gulf
"Great place close by for sitting on the ocean and enjoying cajun food.. really beautiful set..."
Fat Clemenza's
"We love this place for pizza's or italian food.. always crowded tho!"
Grand Boulevard
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
vps Okaloosa Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
A lot of them within one mile
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Destin Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
lot of them in 3 miles (one also at Seascape 1/4 m
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Ft Walton Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Emerald Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
on Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

a public beach is 1 block away with tons of water sports and activities for rent; grocery and drug stores, emergency centers, hospital, restaurants, gas stations, all within 1/2 mile


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Deposit for Seasonal Peak is $2000.00. To obtain a rental agreement, email owner

monthly winter rates are available via contacting owner.

Deposit is required with rental agreement to reserve your week. When peak season is reserved with $2000 deposit, you can apply one half of the deposit and apply toward your rent.

email to obtain rental agreement to reserve your week. Confirmations are confirmed via email when deposits and rent payments are received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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