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Charles

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Huge 70 ft. wraparound balcony with unobstructed view directly on Miramar beach

33 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

True beach front condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Two bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; living room; 50 foot front balcony with connecting side balcony; dining room; full kitchen; laundry area; sleeps up to 8; SEE ACTIVE LINK FOR CONDO VIDEO

Mainsail is located in a family friendly community with beach, shopping and eating places within walking distance. Mainsail resort complex is located directly on the beach with no roads to cross to get to Gulf.

Two bedroom condominium sleeps up to 8 people in beds. Pak N Play available for small children. This beach front condo on the third floor has a rare 70 foot wrap around balcony that gives you an unobstructed 270 degree view of the crystal white beach, emerald water and surrounding area – they just don’t make balconies like this anymore! Whether it is a volleyball game on the beach, pelicans fishing in the surf, dolphins playing in the emerald water, fishing boats leaving Destin harbor, or a beautiful setting sun; you can view it all from the wrap around balcony that can be access from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. It is also great for catching the sun rise with early morning coffee, watching beach activities, sunbathing, reading, hanging out or enjoying evening cocktails as you watch the sun drop into the fire-red waters. You can dine al fresco on the side balcony, and watch the moon, surf and stars after dark.

231 MAINSAIL AMENITIES:

1315 square feet inside plus front balcony and connecting side balcony

Beachfront with panoramic views of Gulf from 3rd floor

Unobstructed Gulf view from every room

Open room design with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors in living room, dining room and master bedroom

Master bedroom, living room and dining room have sliding glass doors to balcony

Porcelain tile and stone floors except for carpet in guest bedroom

Updated granite and marble countertops throughout unit

3 bedrooms; one king in master; two twins in guest; queen Murphy bed in dining room back wall; queen hide-a-bed in sectional sofa in living room

2 full baths

Master bath with walk in shower with dual shower sprays

Master bath has two sinks in separate dressing area with closets/storage

Guest bath with tub/shower and single sink

Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops; side-by-side refrigerator, glass-topped GE stovetop with oven below, GE microwave oven, dishwasher,

Kitchen has coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, popcorn popper

Second refrigerator and ice maker in wet bar

West facing dining area with 6 chairs/round table (in room with Murphy bed)

Breakfast bar with 4 stools facing kitchen

Washer/dryer; iron and ironing board

Digital cable TV in each room; three DVD players

New 37-inch flat screen HDTV in living room

Free Wi-Fi network in unit (vpn protected)

Tinted windows and sliding glass doors throughout condo

Blackout drapes or plantation shutters to manage light in all bedrooms

Central air/heating and ceiling fans in every room

Chairs, bench and side tables on main porch

Dining table and 4+ chairs on side porch facing east

Keyless door locks

Elevator and stairs close by; two elevators in building

Covered parking under tennis courts with dry walkway all the way to the condo

Beach service (2 chairs and umbrella) complimentary in season

AVAILABILITY:

Ready year around; check calendar for availability; call owner or e-mail for information. Bank credit cards accepted.

RESTRICTIONS:

No smoking unit. Guest pets are not allowed by Mainsail by-laws. We do not rent to guests under 25 years of age. You must provide proof of age.

MAINSAIL AMENITIES:

Boardwalks to beach with fresh water showers

Walking distance from major shopping, dining, bank, ATM, drugstore, grocery and beverage

Gated community

On site security manned 24/7/365

4 lighted tennis courts

Shuffleboard

Workout room

Two swimming pools (North pool heated) with chairs/tables on decks with cabana

Gated kiddy pool with water feature

Outdoor hot tub

Toilets/dressings rooms near each pool

Basketball Court

700 ft of private beach on 15 acres

Covered parking

Outdoor picnic area on cabana with BBQ grills near both pools

Video game room

Directly on the beach – no roads to cross

Public computer for internet access in Mainsail office

Mainsail office open business hours

Direct access to over 20 miles of bike/pedestrian path in front of Mainsail entrance gate

Open grassy area between buildings

Beach volleyball court on beach

DESTIN AREA ACTIVITIES:

Fishing---Boating---Snorkeling/Diving, Golf---Shelling---Antiquing, Jet Skiing---Parasailing---Waterskiing, Swimming---Sun Bathing---Windsurfing, Restaurants---Shopping--- Spas/massage therapy, Movie Theaters---Biking---Sailing, Fitness Centers---Theme parks---Surfing, Kayaking---Miniature Golf---Basketball, Walking---Sight seeing---Gulf Shore National Seashore, Bird watching---Water parks---Beachcombing, Live Theater

DESTIN AREA SERVICES:

Hospital, Library, Museums, Medical clinics, Churches, Banks, Airports, Zoo, Marina

Beach is patrolled by Walton County sheriff and trash picked up daily

Keywords: 2BR/2BA Condominium with great unobstructed GULF FRONT VIEWS in family oriented community

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Charles (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Charles

In 1985 we were a family of 5 that enjoyed vacationing in Destin with our family and friends. As our children grew up, the beach provided an ideal venue to connect with them and the grandkids without the distractions of Atlanta. We have enjoyed ALL of the activities available in and around Mainsail. Our family has now grown to 14, and we still enjoy sharing time with our family and friends here at the condo on the beach.

Charles purchased this condo in 1985

Why Charles chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

When we were first married, we moved to Pensacola and for the next 10 years we fell in love with the beautiful beaches in the Florida panhandle. After being away for about 15 years, we returned to Atlanta and re-discovered the beaches in the Destin area. The Mainsail complex had just one building at that time, so when they built the next three buildings we decided that we must have a beachfront condo at Mainsail. We chose unit 231 primarily because of its location right on the beach with a balcony that over looks the white sand and the beautiful blue green water. The third floor location is perfect as it is an easy walk up the stairs and high enough to see a panoramic view of the beach and surrounding area.

What makes this condo unique

We have enjoyed many adventures from Gulf shores (Alabama) to Mexico Beach (East of Panama City) while staying at Mainsail. After all of these years, we still cannot decide whether we prefer the sandy beach or the swimming pools ( the heated North pool is REALLY NICE in the winter.) We have enjoyed fishing from Destin harbor; sailing in the gulf and bay; we have even had a wedding on the beach with a reception at one of the pools. It is always fun to go out to eat, whether it is seafood or a steak at one of the excellent restaurants nearby. And having a take-out pizza or boiled shrimp with a good wine on the balcony is not a bad way to watch the sun dive into the Gulf at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sorry this took so long but just returned from France and still getting caught up. Our visit to your condo was wonderful. We truly love the location and it was a pleasure to rent from you. We all enjoyed your condo and of course look forward to doing it again next year. We were very happy campers.

Thanks, Jill
May 2013
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4.8
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Huge 70 ft. wraparound balcony with unobstructed view directly on Miramar beach
average rating of 4.757576 based on 49 reviews
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Mainsail @Destin

  • 4 of 5

The view and balcony were amazing. The condo, however needed some attention/updates as all livable spaces do. There are several electric outlets, coming out of the walls...particularly the master bathroom. We couldn't get the tv in the bedrooms to work other than 1 channel. The dryer vent hadn't been cleaned out for "awhile". Just normal wear and tear of living by the ocean. Otherwise, all was well.

Plenty of kitchen utensils to cook with...

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful condo with beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the balcony and the large master bedroom. The tuck away murphy bed was very handy as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petersburg, Ky.
5

Best on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Have been vacationing in Destin for 30 years and going from one condo to the next. We were happy with them all but this is the first time we really fell in love with one and knew we would no longer be doing the condo-hop. We were supposed to stay two weeks but the day before we left we found the condo was open for two days so we called Charles and rented the next two days. He is wonderful to work with. All the amenities you can need are there, but our favorite part was the proximity to the pool and beach, covered parking, and a gated community. I could recommend restaurants but Charles prints out a complete list of great places to eat and things to do. We didn't do any of the "things" but ate at plenty of the recommended restaurants A+.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hosting these Kentucky guests has been a real pleasure! They communicated well, followed the rules, gave us good feedback and made my housekeeper smile when she came to clean. We hope that they had a great time on the beach and will return soon.
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5

Tried of the Michigan cold weather

  • 5 of 5

We were back for our second year to this wonderful condo and it was like coming home, it felt like it was our special place away from our home in Michigan. The weather was warmer this year we had our Pt. convertible and we had top down a lot this year. We loved seeing the sun rise sun and sun set from the deck. I turned 81 while we were there and it was a very special place to spend my birthday. The condo is well furnished and some of our family came for a few days and they all loved it. Grandchildren thought Grandma and Grandpa have been holding out on them. The condo is so quiet and all the staff is so friendly and we are looking forward to going back again next year. Bev and I would like to thank Charles and Suanne for sharing their condo with us. Pastor Ken and Bev from Michigan

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent Island, MD
5

We Still Love this Place!

  • 5 of 5

We recently completed our stay here for the second year in a row. We just love it. The setting is so beautiful with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets over the beach. The condo itself is wonderfully laid out and equipped with everything you might need. It is truly a special place!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, thanks for the great review and especially your rental experience. We enjoyed your help while you were staying with us, and we hope to see you next winter season. We are glad that you made it back to MD safely.
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Bend, Oregon
5

Nice beachfront property for up to 6 people

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean and fully stocked. It was right on the beach. Wrap around decks on the third floor gave a view from sunrise to sun set. Arrived from Oregon with friends for a wedding. Had a great time. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a beach front place to stay in Destin. Charles was easy to deal with. The paperwork was in order and our trip was smooth. We'll be back someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach , symbol VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buster's Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Destin Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Emerald Coast Parkway (US highway 98)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Panera Cheeseburger in Paradise;Carabbas;Chickfila
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
300 feet in front of the wrap around balcony
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery and shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Shopping Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Buster's Restaurant and shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandestin Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike/Pedestrian Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks
Nearest Point of Interest
U.S. Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Mainsail Condo
Car: recommended

Destin, Florida area is known for the whitest sand on the planet. The clear emerald waters and mild climate make it a vacationer's dream. Deep sea fishing, golf, swimming, sunbathing, shelling, bird watching, shopping and eating out are activities that can be enjoyed every day. The Destin area has all of the ingredients for the perfect family vacation. Across from Mainsail is Silver Sands, one of the largest discount shopping malls in the USA. Restaurants, ATM, groceries, drugstores, shopping, banks, etc. are within walking distance. Twenty-plus mile paved bike/pedestrian trail running from the city of Destin on the west to the village of Seaside on the east just outside Mainsail gate.

Mainsail condo 231 is true beachfront in the center of the action, with a spacious 70 foot wrap around balcony that has a wide angle unobstructed view of the Gulf 24/7/365. SEE ACTIVE LINK http://mainsail231.thena.net/video/video.html on the other page of this listing FOR A VIDEO TOUR OF OUR CONDO.

Other Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing, Walking on the Beach, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Mini golf, Shuffleboard, Hot Air Ballooning, Sailing, Personal watercraft rentals, Museums, Live Theater, Wine Tasting

Golf: Over 25 public golf courses are within a 20 mile drive from Mainsail 231. In addition, there are several private and private/public courses to choose from. Golfing is a year around activity in Destin, and most courses have rental equipment if you didn't bring your 'sticks'.

Downtown Destin features a spectacular boardwalk on the harbor featuring boat rentals, deep sea fishing charters, rock climbing and zip lining, etc. Many shops, restaurants and bars line the harbor to make it a great place to watch the fishing boats come in and out of Destin's famous harbor. There are many special events like live music, fireworks, air shows, etc. most weekends.

Mainsail is a low density family-oriented resort with two swimming pools, a hot tub, separate kiddie pool and water feature, four lighted tennis courts, covered car parking and many other amenities available to all guests. With the Silver Sands Mall across the street, even a rainy day can be a special day to browse the many shops and eating places. There is never time to complete your 'bucket list' of things to do at Mainsail and the near-by beaches.

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Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall, 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,950
 
 
Fall, 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,600
 
 
Late Fall, 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,450
 
 
Early Winter, 2016
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$320
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Contact owner for best rates anytime.

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Amenities

Miramar Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1315 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated floor tile with sink enclosed in storage cabinet
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower and toilet in separate room from sinks
  • Bath area consists of a dressing room with a large closet,extra storage chest and two sinks in storage cabinets with granite countertops. Shower has dual heads and is a 'walk-in' style located in room with toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom opens to side balcony and main living area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , guest bedroom connects to main living area via a hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , bedroom connects to living area and main balcony
  • King size beds (1), clothes closets, chest of drawers, night stands, etc. in master bedroom. Master bedroom connects to master bath and side balcony via sliding doors with large windows with clear beach views. Twin or Single Beds (2), storage closets, night stand, etc. in guest bedroom that connects to hallway with guest bath. Baby Cribs (1) Pak N Play available; must be requested before rental begins as it is normally stored outside of condo. Sleep Sofa (1) Queen hide-a-bed in living room sectional sofa. Murphy Beds (1) Queen size Murphy bed located in dining area room connected to kitchen via pocket door and front hall by doorway; sliding doors to main balcony and large windows facing the beach in this room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Exceptional Gulf views from every room; 1315 square feet inside on 3rd floor plus 70 ft. beachfront wrap around balcony;Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors in living room, dining room and master bedroom leading to balcony; Open room design with fully equipped kitchen separated from living room by breakfast bar for 4; wet bar and refrigerator in living room corner; Dining area for 6 in room with great sunset views; Walk in master bath shower with 2 sprays; Separate dressing area in master bath with 2 sinks; Guest bath has tub/shower and single sink. Tinted windows, Blackout drapes/plantation shutters to manage light in every room. Ceiling fans, Keyless door entry; Building has fire sprinkler system. Free beach service in season (2 chairs & umbrella), Balcony has bench, chairs & side tables. Dining table for 6 on balcony. Flat screen TV/DVD in main room and bedrooms. Sectional sofa in living room has hide-a-bed. Stairs and elevator nearby. Pak N Play available on request.

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