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The Pelican's Elbow -- Beautiful 4 BR Home, Private Pool, Pet Friendly

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Miramar Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4BR, 2BA home in Gated Neighborhood, Near Beach

It's time to kick off your shoes, relax and get away from everyday. And The Pelican's Elbow is the vacation home to help you do just that. It has everything you need for that relaxing week at the seashore, including a large private swimming pool and patio - great for morning coffee instead of a morning commute. The pool is all yours - no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. And it's handy, right out the back door, no expeditions necessary.

The Pelican's Elbow is pet friendly, so there's no need to leave your pet in a kennel or with the neighbors for a week.

So, don't be crammed into a cramped condo. This beautiful home with its nautical decor, largest in the neighborhood, is perfect for large families or groups. You have room to stretch out (2020 square feet), with a large living room, four bedrooms, two baths, a spacious family room, full kitchen and full laundry room.

The home was recently updated with top quality memory foam mattresses in all bedrooms to ensure a great night's sleep, new porcelain tile floors, flat screen HD TVs throughout and fresh paint.

The large master bedroom features a king size bed, HDTV, VCR/DVD, and private bath. The Kahuna and Palm bedrooms both have queen beds, HDTVs, DVD players and alarm clocks just in case you don't want to sleep in some morning. The Twin bedroom features two twin beds and HDTV with VCR/DVD player. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. There are two queen sleeper sofas in separate living/family rooms.

The large back yard is fenced for privacy and security and features a large private L-shaped swimming pool (28-1/2 ft long by 9-13 ft wide) and tropical landscaping. You have a gas grill and picnic table/umbrella on the patio.

At the end of a great day in the sun you can enjoy the spacious family room with 46" flat screen cable HDTV, VCR/DVD and selection of books, more than 175 videos (many of them kid's videos), and family games. Free high-speed wireless Internet is provided.

Kick back, soak up some sun and work on your tan (or lounge in the shade) and enjoy life at The Pelican's Elbow.

Please check our availability calendar prior to inquiring - we keep it up to date.

No Smoking.

There is a link to our website below. The website has links to a wide variety of attractions in the area.

Destin features a wide array of water-oriented activities, including beautiful white-sand beaches, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling/scuba diving, pontoon boat rentals, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sightseeing/dinner/dolphin watching cruises, and shelling. You can even swim with the dolphins in the open ocean.

The shopping is great, with the largest Designer Outlet Mall in the US just 3.5 miles from the home.

Other activities include hiking/walking (Gulf-front state park nearby), biking, miniature golf, gym, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, amusement parks, museums, zoo, restaurants, cinemas and scooter rentals.

The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses. There are nearby state forests with biking trails and bike, canoe and kayak rentals. And Destin boasts a large fleet of charter fishing boats and day boats for the finest deep-sea fishing along the Gulf Coast.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ronald Larsen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Ronald Larsen

This property is managed and maintained by the owner. I try to provide everything you need for your beach vacation. I live in the Destin area and am on call if any problems arise. I take pride in this property and work hard to make it an enjoyable, clean, well-maintained vacation location.

Ronald Larsen purchased this house in 2005

Why Ronald Larsen chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

The Pelican's Elbow is a beautiful, well maintained home in a gated beach community. Destin is a family-oriented beach vacation destination, with one of the nicest white sand beaches in the country. Our area has a small-town feel, with lots of shopping and entertainment. And, important to me, it's a loong ways away from snow.

What makes this house unique

The Pelican's Elbow has one of the largestest private pools in the community, in a fenced-in back yard. The pool is 'L-shaped,' 28-1/2 feet long by 9-13 feet wide (not heated). Best of all, the pool is all yours – no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. Perhaps you are back from an afternoon at the beach, or it’s after dinner – the pool is a great place for the kids (and adults) to enjoy themselves without the need to organize an expedition. You'll have a nice patio beside the pool with a picnic table and gas grill. And there is a good size fenced back yard with several trees (banana, pomegranate) and tropical landscaping.

After a long day of enjoying yourself, get a great night's sleep on the new top quality memory foam mattresses throughout the unit.


based on 25 traveler reviews

The Pelican's Elbow -- Beautiful 4 BR Home, Private Pool, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Larsen was a great host with a home that had all the amenities that one would need. His home accommodated us with the nice size bedrooms and baths. With its open and airy atmosphere, it made for great family conversations and plenty of space especially for my grand-children to maneuver. I feel that the pool was a life saver for my grandchildren as well. The ocean was a little to choppy for my granddaughter. This would diffenitely be a home worth coming back to. Thank you Ronald for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay at this Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this rental home. It was completely equipped with everything you could possibly need. Home was beautiful and in excellent condition. It was truly a home away from home. Ronald the owner was excellent to work with. Very attentive to his renters and made sure everything was ok at all times. Location of the home was great and we loved the backyard as well. Will definitely be renting this home again. Thanks Ronald for allowing us to rent your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. There was a total of 8 of us, 3 kids and 5 adults. Perfect for the family. Within walking distance to the beach. The pool was great for the afternoons after back from the beach for everyone to relax.

Ron was great to work with on this rental. I am sure we will be back in the future.

I highly recommend this place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Pelican's Elbow and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Awesome just awesome

  • 5 of 5

Wow what can I say this place was very nice and easy access to everything in Destin. Close walk to the beach and the owner was so easy to work with. We will definetly being staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I'm looking forward to being your host on your next trip to Destin.
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Great family gateway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property on Labor Day weekend. It was great family gateway for my family including two daughters and two dogs. Ron had well maintained the house and swimming pool. The girls enjoyed the pool and the white sandy beaches of Miramar Beach. Ron has kept all the beach accessories which came in very handy. We also enjoyed the indoor board-games in the evenings....overall great place to spend family vacation in this spacious house.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Pelican's Elbow. I hope to see you again on a future vacation.
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Jessie D

  • 5 of 5

This is a GREAT house to rent for vacation with or without kids! Mr Larsen came over when we arrived to explain where everything is, answered all questions, and even pointed us to great restaurants and family activities. The house is so clean, had everything we needed during our stay, and made us feel at home. The kids LOVED the private backyard with the pool. The private beach was within walking distance and perfect for sand castles and swimming. We would recommend this rental to anyone looking to have a nice vacation with the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Destin Commons
"The largest shopping mall in the area, with lots of restaurants, bowling, multiplex movie th..."
Pompano Joe's
"Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach. Located at the east end of the beach parking lo..."
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"Nice shopping center in the SanDestin complex. Shops, restaurants, entertainment, playground..."
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach. A couple miles east of Pelican's Elbow."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"The area's outlet mall, right off Hwy 98, about 3.5 miles east of Pelican's Elbow. Lots of ..."
Grand Boulevard
"Another good shopping complex, about 5-6 miles east of Pelican's Elbow on the north side of ..."
Crab Trap
"Good seafood restaurant, right on the beach. About 2 miles west of Pelican's Elbow. Try the..."
Another Broken Egg Cafe
"Really good breakfast/lunch restaurant (open till about 2 pm). Two locations -- one east of ..."
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
"Burgers and Cajun food within walking distance of Pelican's Elbow -- about 4 blocks away, do..."
The Surf Hut
"Probably my family's favorite seafood restaurant. About 4 miles east of Pelican's Elbow, rig..."
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
"Good pizza and other Italian food. In the Silver Sands Mall."
Mama Clemenza's
"Really good Italian breakfasts. You won't find your standard ham and eggs here, but give it ..."
The Fresh Market
"Good market. I like their produce section and deli bar. West of the Pelican, near the Home D..."
"Very good ice cream and candies. In the Grand Boulevard shopping center right off Hwy 98, 5-..."
Marco's Pizza
"Good Pizza. East of Pelican's Elbow, in the plaza across from Silver Sands mall."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton Bch (NW Florida Regional) - VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Captain Dave's on the beach, Kenny D's nearby.
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
A dozen fine local courses. Closest is
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
U.S. 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Pompano Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: necessary

The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses. There are nearby state forests with biking trails and bike and canoe rentals. And Destin boasts a large fleet of charter fishing boats and day boats for the finest deep sea fishing in this part of the country.

Silver Sands Mall, one of the largest designer outlet malls in the country, is only 3.5 miles from the home. Destin Commons Mall is 3 miles away with a multi-theatre complex. Both have dozens of shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Grand Boulevard shopping center is about five miles away. It has a new multi-theatre complex, Publix Grocery, several good restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: Water park & mini-golf, amusements including go carts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, bungee jumping, electronic games. Biking along the beach & canoeing in state forest. Excursion to swim with dolphins about 35 miles away.

See our website for an extensive list of shopping, dining, golf, tennis, fun on the water, attractions in the Florida Panhandle and other things to do in the area, such as helicopter rides. The site has links to detailed information on all of these.

Check out the Guest Information notebook at Pelican's Elbow for an extensive list/rating of local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 22 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2017 -Family Rate
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
End Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Home sleeps up to 12; add $100/week ($15/night) for 9th-12th person over age 2.

Family rates shown for spring break. Student rate is $2200/week.

We rent to responsible student groups with $100/person damage deposit & minimum $195 cleaning fee. For 9-12 students, higher fees charged.

Standard cleaning fee for family groups is $175.

During peak seasons this home is rented from one Saturday to the next.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2020 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The master bathroom has double sinks and a large soaker tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress and pillows.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress and pillows.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin memory foam mattresses and pillows.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , King memory foam mattress and pillows.
  • Master bedroom features a king bed with a memory foam mattress and a private bath with double sinks, shower and large soaker tub. It also has a huge walk-in closet, HDTV, VCR/DVD and ceiling fan. The Palm Breeze and Kahuna bedrooms offer comfortable queen beds with memory foam mattresses, new cable HDTVs and DVD players, ceiling fans and CD player/clock radios. The Twin bedroom has two twin beds with memory foam mattresses, new cable HDTV with VCR/DVD player, ceiling fan and clock radio. There are queen sleeper sofas in each of the living and family rooms. Two pack-n-play type portable cribs and a single roll-away bed are available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Track in Destin has several go-cart tracks, bungee jumping, kiddie rides and coin-operated amusements. Big Kahunas is a water park and has a mini-golf course. Kids will like Fat Daddy's with its coin-operated machines and pizza parlor. Ft. Walton Beach, a few miles away, has The Gulfarium, a marine park with shows and exhibits. Baytowne Wharf, about 5 miles from the house, is a family fun spot with restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, amusements, a kid's playground and fireworks several nights a week during the summer. The area is full of restaurants, from Micky D's to fine dining. Lots of pizza, sushi, oyster bars and seafood. You may wish to rent a street-legal golf cart for running to/from the beach. A street-legal cart can be used on any street with speed limits of 35 mph or under, must obey all traffic laws and must be parked in our garage when at the home. See our website for links to restaurants, water sports, cart rentals, fishing, entertainment and shopping.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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