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The Sun Seeker at Gulfside Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This beach house is located in a private cul-de-sac cottage neighborhood lined with palm trees and white picket fences, leading to the white sands of the emerald waters, just a 2 minute walk with no roads to cross. The neighborhood pool is conveniently located just 50 feet away. Directly across the street, you’ll find the grocery store and Silver Sands Outlet mall.

This house was built in 2003, giving it all the modern niceties and new look throughout. The 1700 sq. ft are organized with a large open living, eating and kitchen downstairs with tile flooring throughout. The kitchen is the largest of the floor designs in the neighborhood, open to the dining and living areas. It is equipped with all the appliances, utensils, dishes and cooking equipment required for the cook in the family.

All three bedrooms are located upstairs giving you peace and quiet for those long afternoon vacation naps! The master bedroom is very spacious with a king size bed, large closet and attached master bathroom. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, and the third bedroom, two twin beds, both with ample closet space. All 3 bedrooms are fully carpeted and equipped with TVs and DVD players. There is also a second full bath upstairs to accommodate the second and third bedrooms.

Relax on any of the three outdoor balconies furnished with chairs or prepare your favorite cut of meat on the gas grill. The upstairs balcony has a sneak peek of the Gulf waters. There is covered parking available and a driveway large enough to park three vehicles. This house is also pet friendly.


•Sleeps 8……………..1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, 1 Queen Pullout Sofa

•Beach Access………200 steps / 2 minute walk / no roads to cross

•Heated Pool.............(March/ April)

•Min. Stay…….………Sat-to-Sat during Spring & Summer

•Min. Age……………..25 or older please

•Pet Friendly / Non Smoking

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Shampine/manager
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • We also have a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

The Sun Seeker at Gulfside Cottages
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

January 1, 2017 - March 11, 2017

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here! Everything was as described and in some cases even better. Working with Kathy was amazing. The few minor problems were remedied in a short period of time. We have been coming to this area for 8 years and we have to say that of all the property managers we have encountered Kathy is by far the best. Her attention to details is fantastic and she really cares about the properties she manages and the people who rent them. The owners are lucky to have her watch over their properties. We are looking forward to coming back next year. We know that the weather might not be as good as it was this year, but we know this property will be as clean and well taken care of as it was this year. Thanks again Kathy for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a nice review! Thank you for all the kind words. See you both next year! Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen, Since this is the first home I have bought and use as a vacation rental, you could imagine how concerned we will be with our reviews. It is great to see that our first guests since purchasing Sun (Son) Seeker were happy with their stay and with Kathy, our property manager. We will be staying there ourselves next week, for the first time, and I will do a top to bottom inspection of my own. Even though your review was great, I will do everything in my power to make all future guests feel at home while enjoying the Miramar Beach/Destin area with their family. I plan to retire in this home someday and want to make it home to those that bless us with their stay and ensure that all of the details are attended to without exception. The reason we bought this year is due to our last rental of a condo in the area that turned out to almost be inhabitable. We had to buy sheets and towels and blankets to lay over the couch cushions. This convinced me of two things..1. Never give my hard earned income to someone that doesn't respect their property or guests and 2. Ensure that no one ever views our greatest asset in the same manner. This is why I will be obsessive about ensuring everything is done to make our blessed guests comfortable in this home. Thank you again for visiting our home and staying for the time you did. I hope we have the honor of your company again next year. You will always be welcome. Mike and AJ Whiting
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Our house was gorgeous, the neighborhood waourcing

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a fabulous stay at the Sun Seeker! It was a lot bigger than the pictures show, very spacious, very comfortable and so close to everything, yet still away from it all! Having the grocery store within walking distance was perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the balconies with our coffee and wine, the outdoor shower made a huge difference and the beach front was PERFECT! It was a very short walk, and private! Away from all the crowded condos! The owners were so accommodating and easy to communicate with...We definitely plan to rent this cottage again! There were no negatives to our trip!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I hope you will come back to visit us again soon!!!
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Waxhaw, North Carolina

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to staying at this cottage when we go to the beach. It is very accommodating, has everything you need, convenient to the beach and everything else. A little slice of paradise. The front porch is a great place to relax and enjoy the breeze. We had a great time and will be back again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay once again!!! Thank you for taking the time to write this review as well!! It is wonderful!
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  • 4 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed staying in this rental over the past week. It is located within a 2 minute walk to the beach and about a 10 second walk to the pool - ideal! Our young children loved the location (beach/pool) and we loved the quick/easy access to the grocery store, Outlet mall, etc... The home is well maintained and quite a bit larger than we had expected based on the photos. It was very comfortable for us and our dog, too! Kathy was great to ensure we arrived and got home safely. The house is well equipped for cooking with both the kitchen tools and the outside grill. The neighborhood is very cute and we met several families. Our only disappointment of the week was when our one child's shoes were stolen at the walkway where we left them by the beach (happened to multiple people that day and I heard it happened to some families the prior year) - my advice would be to keep your shoes with you when heading onto the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Vacation Locationt!!

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous home and the location exceeded our expectations. We have been coming to Destin with our family, kids and dog, for 4 years now. The proximity to the beach was so convenient ( just a 1 minute walk down the neighborhood path ) The house was across the street from the private neighborhood pool, which was very convenient for all of us. We spent half the day at pool then went to the beach for an amazing sunset. The location is great, we walked to the grocery store, which had a yogurt store next to it, the kids loved that! The Outlet stores were just across the street from there. (I forgot my tennis shoes.) The inside of the house was laid out perfectly and very clean. I enjoyed the large kitchen, which had enough room for the dog to lay on the floor while I cooked and I didn't even step on him, like I do at home. (thanks for being pet friendly) The kitchen was stocked with all the pots, pans, and utensils I needed. The last condo we stayed in didn't even have a wine key! The kids enjoyed the big living room space, with a large flat screen TV, so they could jump around and play their video games. All the bedrooms had TVs and a DVD players, which was great, so my husband and I could watch a movie in peace! (We couldn't even hear the kids jumping around downstairs) The laundry room was a bonus. I know it's silly, but the master bathroom had his and her sinks, and a king size bed. (Very important for us) The master balcony was a nice added spot. I enjoyed my evening glass of wine there. The kids had their own bedrooms and bathroom, very nice for us all. All and all this spacious house is the way to go, we always would rent condos, and I always felt like with the kids and dog, there was never enough room. We loved how quiet and quaint the neighborhood was too. Made us really feel at home! We have already told our friends about the house, they booked for a week in June. And we are already planning Spring Break 2015 to be here again. I feel this house is a hidden gem, Best House and Best Location in Destin. (Oh I forgot to mention the nightlife) 5 minutes from putt-putt and race carts. 5 minutes from movie theater. Go feed the alligators at Fudpuckers, 5 minutes to great restaurants of the Baytowne. Our night out without the kids, we went to the Cuvée Wine Bistro, great food and wine!! Thanks for making this our Best Vacation Experience in Destin! See you next year!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Regional ( VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whales Tail
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2018 - Feb 22 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Damage Insurance $49
Tax Rate 11.5%

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