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Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! Free Beach Service in Season!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Bella has 3 bedroom plus a Bonus Bunk room, 3 baths and sleeps 10

Beach Retreat is a gated community with only 24 cottages just across the street from the beach. It is a very short walk to a private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage! The neighborhood has brick paved streets lined with colorful Florida Cottages, professional landscaping, and a huge 3000-square-foot pool with a club house, sun deck, and barbecue grills! Conveniently located to Destin Commons Mall and all other activities! Silver Sands Outlet Mall is close too!

Villa Bella is the 4th home to the left as you enter the subdivision. Sleeps up to 10 w/ 2 king-size beds, 2 bunkbeds & 2 twins size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa.

The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports.

What to do besides enjoy our wonderful beach...: Should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer, you'll find an abundance of choices. Sidewalks line scenic 98 for walking, running or bike riding. We are a short 2 mile drive to the Silver Sands mall to the West, or luxury shopping at Destin Commons to the East. Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, and Pompano Joe's are all within walking distance to Cayenne Cottage. We encourage you to leave menus of your favorite restaurants when you come. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a vacation in it’s own right for shoppers you will have access to over 100 stores, including, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market

For evening entertainment: Destin is known for some wonderfully upscale eateries, as well as your regular fare. Friendly night life and nearby state of the art movie theater. More great shopping can be found at the Destin Commons outdoor mall. Enjoy such great stores as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, Books-A-Million & Maui Nix Surf Shop to rattle off a few. Stop for a bite to eat at the Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Tony’s Ristorante or Sushi Siam. More than just shopping the Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons . Rave Motion Pictures is also housed at Destin Commons to catch the latest releases. Grande Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , Fleming’s, Cantina Laredo

Fun Fun Fun: The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports. Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes twice to three times a year, event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you will want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why!

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

This property is managed by: JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC

Guestbook comments from the manager

We LOVE Villa Bella. We have stayed in many homes in Destin over the past 8 years...even Captains Quarters here in Beach Retreat, two homes in Maravilla, one home in Avalon, two homes in Crystal Beach and a condo in Emerald Dunes. Villa Bella is our favorite and it is the most comfortable home we have experienced. The furnishings are beautiful, practical and suit our lifestyle well. Everything here is perfect so far. Thank you for taking time with us and our many questions.
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to the downstairs king bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , attached to the upstairs king bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to the upstairs twin bedroom plus w/ hallway access
  • The master bedroom has a private attached bath. The other two bathrooms can be accessed from a bedroom or a hallway.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper in living room on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds in small bunk room
  • Villa Bella has a downstairs master bedroom with a king size bed and attached bath. This home also has the main upstairs master bedroom with a king bed and attached bath which has a jetted tub and separate shower. On this floor you will also find a guest bedroom with two twin beds and an attached bath that can also be accessed from the hallway. The last sleeping area is a bunk room. This small room is just large enough for a small side table and a set of bunk beds. It is a big hit with the kids and is also sturdy enough to accommodate adults as well!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide free Beach Set up from Mar - Oct for our guest! Community grilling area is located by the pool. Grilling is not allowed at the homes. Each home has parking for 2 vehicles only. Please do not park in any other spots but the home you have reserved. The pool is heated during the winter months but stays covered unless the outside tempature goes above 60 degrees.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
West Point, MS
5

Great, will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Top quality, with fair market pricing!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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We liked the property location near the beach and cottage had comfortable rooms and furnishings.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Great location near beach. Cottage was furnished nicely, had comfortable rooms and was reasonably priced.

Cons: Air conditioner fan was noisy when turning off and on. So repairman said to leave it running when sleeping. Pool hot tub was poorly maintained and needed a timer and working filtration system. Ice maker was not working. Needs repair. Provide more dishwasher detergent and coffee filters. Had to buy a box of coffee filters for two of them.

Wishlist: Would have liked to had a barbecue grill to use. The swimming pool needs renovation and updating.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Memphis, TN
5

Staying at Villa Bella the past 2 yrs has been a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We love the gated community, has a neighbohood feel to it. The kitchen is large so you don't feel like you are bumping into others. We didn't have to pack swim toys and floats because they have a closet full! We love 2 BRs that have king size beds. Our son will be getting married this yr so hopefully his BR with 2 twin beds won't be a problem in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We always look forward to seeing you!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bella is one of the best family vacations we've ever had. First time ever in Destin and it is definitely one of the nicest areas I've ever been to in Florida. The beach and harbor area are a great place to unwind. Villa Bella has enough space for everyone to have their own area and is extremely convenient for people who love the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Wonderful winter reprieve

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bella was such a charming cottage. It had every amenity you could want to make your stay perfect. Love it's location so close to the beach and heated pool. Look forward to next year's stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Cincinnati
5

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Villa Bella and already miss it! It is very clean and well maintained. The layout is perfect (large kitchen, three bathrooms)...perfect for two families traveling together. It is steps away from the pool and about one minute to the beach. Perfect location!! Can't say enough great things about the property manager, Kathy...awesome customer service and easy to work with! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joes
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Our home is located in the gated community of Cottage Retreat. It is a short walk to the beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. This quaint community has paved streets and lined with colorful Florida Cottages.

The community has a 3000 square foot pool that is heated part of the year.

The Beach Retreat community also has a club house with state of the art fitness room. The Beach Retreat community is centrally located near all of Destin's wonderful Restaurants, water sports, and shopping. We are with in a mile of Pompano Joe's, Capt Dave's and the Crab Trap restaurants. Destin is home

to the worlds largest designer outlet mall, plus Destin commons which boast a Rave Theater, Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, dancing waterspouts for the children to play in and a build a bear workshop. Then there is the world class beaches to relax on! There is so much to see and do in Destin that you can be a busy or as laid back as you decide you want to be!

My name is Kathy, give me a call!

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 'Villa Bella'. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
 
 
Fall
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
$1,750
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,710
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
 
 
Summer
May 19 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,320
 
 
Fall
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
Winter
Nov 3 2018 - Feb 22 2019
3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Professionally managed by JSRE/Kastlekeepers

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