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Paradise - Family Friendly - WIFI - Gulf View - Free Beach Service

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom,+ bunk area, sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms (sleeps 6)

Location: Amalfi Coast Resort, Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach, Florida (one mile west of Silver Sands Outlet Mall on Scenic Gulf Drive). View map.

Accommodations: Condo, 1 Bedroom, sleeper sofa, plus bunk area, sleeps 6, 2 full baths

Want to stay in a place that arks around a tropical lagoon on one of the highest elevations on the Emerald Coast? If so, then you have got to try our condo at the Amalfi Coast or at least our Florida version of the Italian original. Barefoot by the Sea sits on eight and one half acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on Scenic Gulf Drive. The elevation here was created by an old dune which was used by mariners to mark this part of the beach from the adjacent flats. The gated beach access across the street from the Amalfi Coast takes full advantage of this height with an old fashioned Observation Gazebo which sits above the staircase that leads down to the beach. The condo complex wraps around twin swimming pools which are elevated above a natural lagoon with a festive fountain. A graceful, arching pedestrian bridge from the pool area crosses over the lagoon and past the palm trees to take you to the beach. The simultaneous views of the twin pools, lush landscaping, lagoon and grassy lawns with the gulf in the distance are quite stunning. Barefoot by the Sea is one bedroom with two baths, fully equipped kitchen, open dining and living areas, a hallway cove that includes bunk beds, washer and dryer as well as the covered balcony.

$300 reservation deposit required to hold the unit at time of reservation by check or credit card. Balance of rent due 30 days prior to arrival. Damage deposit secured by credit card on file. Cancellations of less than 30 days subject to loss of deposit.

Rental not available to vacationing students or singles under age of 25. No smoking and no pets. For reservations, call after 6 p.m., CST, on weekdays or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends

Our condo shares one thing in common which is a fantastic location on Miramar Beach. Located half way between Destin and Scenic 30A in South Walton you have the best of both worlds so to speak, due to its conveniently centralized location. Scenic Gulf Drive has beachfront dining just minutes away at The Whale's Tail, Pompano Joe's, Royal Palm Grill and The Crab Trap. The largest Designer Outlet Silver Sands, is also located in Miramar Beach. A multitude of restaurants, shops, galleries and live entertainment abound nearby at Sandestin, Baytowne Wharf and on Grand Boulevard.

Brand new state of the art Sacret Heart Hospital within two miles with 24 hour emergency and helicopter.

More Details

Mark and Sally Curran
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Mark and Sally Curran

We are a military family and I retired in the area after serving 22 years in the United States Air Force.

Mark and Sally Curran purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mark and Sally Curran chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

I knew the Emerald Coast and this little slice of paradise was my 'home' after my tour to Eglin AFB almost 25 years ago. I met my husband here and we love the powder sugar beaches of the area, swimming, boating and fishing. Destin is 'the Luckiest Little Fishing Village' so we knew immediately that we would put down permanent roots here. We want to share our home and treasured beaches with our family from Illinois, friends and visiting guests. We hope you can visit and fall in love with our beautiful paradise just like we did so many years ago!

What makes this condo unique

The location of our condo will take your BREATH AWAY!! Our second floor unit is safe and secure, provides spectacular views, away from potential pedestrian noise from pool and the street. The resort is gated for your security and now offers a fitness center. This stretch of Miramar Beach doesn't have unsightly high rises. It provides for a relaxing vacation.


Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large master suite bathroom with walk-in shower, and tub shower combo. Second bathroom includes a walk-in shower. There are outdoor shower's available throughout the resort to wash the sand off you before returning to the condo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed in large master suite, Sofa in living room pulls out to a Queen-size sofa sleeper, bunk beds sleeps two
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Resort was built in 2002 and is located on 8.6 acres with a tropical landscaping, two large pools and lighted tennis courts. The resort has it's own private beach and BEACH SERVICE is included. Amalfi Coast is near grocery stores, retail stores and many fine restaurants.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Paradise - Family Friendly - WIFI - Gulf View - Free Beach Service
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews

Excelente Condo, limpio, bien equipado, amplio y muy bien ubicado!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A pasos de la playa con un mar esmeralda y arena soñada. El complejo tiene todas las comodidades y su dueña Sally se ha preocupado de todos los detalles. Nos ha hecho sentir como en casa.

Dos reposeras y sombrilla incluidas en la playa.

Un outlet muy cercano, Silver Sands, a sólo 10 cuadras es una invitación y a la vez una tentación. Ofertas de todo tipo y casi todas las marcas.

Excelentes lugares para comer y disfrutar, todo tipo de actividades náuticas en el mar.

Lo recomiendo sin lugar a dudas.

Thanks Mark and Sally

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ¡Gerardo, gracias por la review! Somos tan felices que su familia disfrutaron de nuestro condominio y hermosas aguas color esmeraldas y playa! Fueron invitados gran absolutas y esperamos verte el año que viene!
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Great! Highly recommended!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! Really well maintained building! Truly resort style. View from the balcony is spectacular. Apartment very clean and spacious! Kitchen is fully equipped! Special thank you for beach cart and toys (our little one loved it))). We will definitely come again. Don't miss the gem! Book it, if its not to late. )))

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tatyana, thanks for the feedback. The beach buggy is very convenient when you have children. You just load it up and go! I hope your little one enjoyed feeding the Koi in our lagoon too! Come see us again we will be more than happy to share our slice of paradise.
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Monroe, La

After 13 years, we would return here every year. without a doubt.

  • 5 of 5

Been vacationing on the beach of the gulf for 13 years and this place is now our favorite. When all things are considered (in no particular order) - price, proximity to beach, population density of beach, spaciousness of unit, free beach service, gazebo when it rains, proximity of shopping, kindness and courtesy of owners, size of pools, resort cleanliness and amenities, beauty of resort, security, and more. We have stayed in bigger and newer condos, beach houses, condos closer to water, had our own private pools, etc... But when you factor in everything - this resort, these owners, this location is it for us. When we come to the beach in the future - this will be our first stop. Incredible!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jarrod, thanks for the review. This area of Miramar/Destin is great for families and we take great pride in keeping the resort looking beautiful for all of our guests. We are so glad we could share our slice of paridise with you and your family. See you again next year.
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Very nice condo but maybe not the best with small kids

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Mark & Sally's condo in August with our four kids, ages 13, 8, 2, and 1. This condo is awesome but maybe not the best choice if you have young toddlers like ourselves. There were a lot of things for our little ones to get into and the walk to the beach was difficult. If you are bringing little ones maybe bring your own childproofing supplies to make things easier on you?? As far as the beach goes...even though it isn't that far, there are many steps, and when you have little ones and all of their stuff, it can be exhausting. Plus my husband was in a walking boot. So, just be aware that the you will need to walk a little ways, across the street, and down a flight of stairs to get to the beach. It probably wouldn't be an issue with older kids. I wish that we had known about the walk, though, so we could have been better prepared.

The condo itself was very nice. It was well cared for and had almost everything we needed. A couple of things that we lacked were an ice cream scoop and a metal spatula for the grill. A Keurig would be a nice addition as it just had a standard coffee maker. It came stocked with everything else you could think of but we quickly needed to replenish our supplies. There is a nice Winn Dixie very closeby. Also, seeing that there were six of us it was a little tight. My husband and I had the Master Bed which was VERY comfy. Our 1 year old was in a pack-n-play. Our 2 year old and 8 year olds were in the bunk beds and our 13 year old was in the pull-out bed in the couch. Our oldest said the pull-out bed was not comfortable and she opted to just sleep on the couch the rest of the time. My 8 year old also opted to sleep on the love seat instead of the bunk bed.

We were slightly disappointed with the beach service as we barely saw the family. I was kind of expecting a little something more from them. We did get the beach service with the two chairs and umbrella but that's it. Nothing too special?!

The pools at the condo were definitely a highlight. They were clean and my kids loved them. They were both the same temperature so I'm not sure if they only heat one during the winter? There were times when the pool was too cold to swim in so that was a little disappointing. I wish getting a cabana was an option. Again, it is a short hike and with 4 kids it would have been easier to have a room right next to the pool. I would have gladly paid extra for this option.

Sally was super nice and quick to reply!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Third time staying at this condo!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful week at the beach! This is the third time staying at this condo and we love staying here and all the memories we've created! Sally is awesome to rent from and I can't imagine staying anywhere else while in Destin! The condo comes with everything you need plus extras like paper plates and coffee. We enjoyed the view and eating out on the balcony a lot. The beach service is wonderful and helps make the vacation that much more relaxing! We also love the two big pools, grills, shopping carts to take food up, areas to rinse off after the beach, and the gated access to the property and the beach that the Almalfi Coast offers. We walked to Alvin's Island for skim boards, extra beach towels, or anything else we needed. The grocery store and outlet mall are really close too. We are looking forward to staying here again next year! Thanks so much for a perfect week at the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat customer's we must be doing something right! Our location is convenient for walking to stores and restaurants. As usual the beach service is a nice bonus and Dale and his kids spoil our guests. See you next year!
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Great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 loved our week long 4th of July stay! Sally & Mark have a family friendly home. It was very spacious & clean. Beach & pool access was great. We grilled, washed laundry, & hung out at the property. We had everything we needed. We look forward to staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacie we are glad you had a great relaxing VACA and sorry the boys didn't win the little league championship game. We got your note on the someone closing the pool early on the 4th. I have addressed this issue with the HOA. See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

South Walton 30A, Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall (Largest in Southeast), Grand Blvd, Destin Commons Shopping Center with 12 Movie Theaters, Championship Golf Courses, Water Sports and Boat Rental, Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphins, Nature Preserves, State Parks.


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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