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Welcome to the Delightful Mermaid Cottage! FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Welcome to the Mermaid Cottage!

This wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath beach cottage is located in the beautiful Cottage Retreat Community of Destin Florida. We invite you and your family to stay in our wonderful cottage for a week in paradise! If you like sugar-white sand, emerald waters and swaying palms, you will love this community.

The cottages in Cottage Retreat are quaint reminders of days gone by with front porches, and bright decorative colors, with the entire community built on a cul-de-sac.

Our cottage comes equipped with all of the comforts of home and possibly a few more! This home has 3 bedrooms, beautifully furnished and all the comforts of home. This home features a wrap-around deck on the first floor, and the second floor has a balcony for enjoying fresh evening breezes. The beach walkover is a short 2 minute stroll to the sugar white sand and emerald waters of the Gulf. Our home is in a perfect location. You will want to return year after year!

What to do in Destin besides enjoy our beaches!: 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 menurs of your favorite restaurants when you come.

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.

Do you like to shop?: 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.

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.

Fun for all ages!: 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 Shops Green or the Center Plaza within the Village.

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 (If you dine here sit outside to enjoy the fountain!) & Mitchell’s Fish Market.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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

This property is managed by: JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had à wonderful time in Destin! The house

was great, well furnished and equipped. A nice

pool and very close to the wonderful beach.

Everyone should go!
Apr 2011
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Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , two bunk beds fulls on bottom twins on top
  • King bed in upstairs master. queen bed in downstairs guest bedroom. two sets of bunk bed in third bedroom w/ fulls on the bottom and twins on the top. They will accommodate 6 children.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Barbarque is allowed only at the designated area next to the pool. No grilling is allowed at the homes per Fire Marshall ordinance. There is parking for 2 vehicles only. No boats or trailers are allowed in the subdivison due to the restrictive parking.


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Welcome to the Delightful Mermaid Cottage! FREE Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct
average rating of 4.878788 based on 38 reviews

Great cottage, Nice location

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place! Cottage was cute, clean and in gated community. Fit our family of eight perfectly. So close to the beach and pool. Also, great places to eat really close by. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the home

  • 5 of 5

couches could stand updating- all else was great. Kathy and Mike are the best!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Great experience Can you make the weather a little nicer?

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, I will put the order in for warmer weather earlier this year ;-)
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Beautiful home, cozy, quiet & safe neighborhood! Beyond happy with our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is gorgeous! So well maintained & cared for. Plenty of room for our family of 10 during Thanksgiving week. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with pots, pans & utensils and granite counters. The over vibe is an adorable beach cottage with cozy furnishings. It look like a pottery barn catalog come to life! The color scheme is so relaxing & calming. Our teens loved having quiet time & reading on the 2nd floor outdoor porch. There are 2 masters bedrooms with bathrooms & a great 3rd bedroom with twin bunk beds ( the bottom bunks having full size mattresses) & its own door to outside porch (so cute)! All bedrooms have beautiful beach bedding & I must say that the upstairs master bedroom had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! Plenty of fresh white towels & extremely clean bathrooms. The neighborhood is quaint, quiet and safe. It is steps away from the beach. Super easy to get to beach & back.2 parking spaces are provided right in front of the house. We rented a golf cart for the week & that was so fun! You can drive all the way to the outlets! Several restaurants are nearby ( highly recommend Pompano Joes). Kathy was so helpful. She has been absolutely wonderful to work it! Within minutes, I would get a reply on emails I would send her. I always felt that she would be available to help me with anything we needed! We cant wait to stay here again! This has been the most hassle free vacation I have EVER booked.(This includes Disney). From the first inquiry of the house to this morning, when we walked out of the house to drive home, so easy! Thanks Kathy for sharing your beautiful home! We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for this beautiful review! I really appreciate the time and effort you took to write this. It really made my day! I hope you will come back again soon!!!!
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Great week. Beautiful weather.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome week. Beautiful weather.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review!
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Love this property !

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ! Clean and beautifully decorated home. Right across from pool and a very short walk to beach. Centrally located. Can’t say enough good things ! Would definitely use this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I hope you will come back again soon!!!
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Marco's Pizza
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Mezcal Mexican Grill
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Poppy's Crazy Lobster Destin
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Fat Clemenzas
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Lazy Gecko
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
The Baytowne Melt
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Caffe Siena at Sandestin
Coffee Shop
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
Raven Golf Club
Emeril's Coastal Italian
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Tommy Bahama
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Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
Cantina Laredo
Mexican Restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Steak House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185 + Tax
Damage Insurance $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

Please contact for rates and availability
•Call for Snowbird monthly rates!
•$45. damage insurance fee is added to the above rates. This protects the guest against $3000. of accidental damage.
•Cleaning fee of $150 charged on rentals.
•Pet fee $150. if bringing a pet
Professionally managed by JSRE/Kastlekeepers

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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