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It's not too early to Think SPRING!! Gulf Front, views forever, owner managed

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gulf Front Townhome, 3 levels, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

'Everyone needs to have their own beach.' Yours is waiting for you here...

Located Mirmamar Beach on the pure white quartz sand beach of South Walton, BahiaCabana is now under owner management, and we are the perfect choice for your exceptional beach vacation. Pure Luxury awaits you at our GULF front town-home located in SandDollar Townhomes. Meticulously renovated and professionally furnished, with no expense spared, BahiaCabana offers granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, 7 flat panel televisions, and furniture you would expect in only the nicest beachfront homes Miramar Beach has to offer. If you have discriminating taste, our beach home is the place for you. If you have ever walked into a home and said 'Wow' then you know what we are talking about. The 3 balconies and beachfront deck all offer up endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the balconies are perfect for sipping your morning coffee or sipping your afternoon cocktail. You will be sending photos of the your views of the Emerald Coast to your friends while you are sitting on the balcony trying to schedule your next vacation.

We often get questions about how to access the beach from our home. The door which provides access to the beach is at the back of the lower level of our home. This door is just next to the lower level bedroom. Through this door, you go down a straight and sturdy set of steps, which leads you to the beach level deck and to the sand. We chose this design when we rebuilt the decks in 2012. We preferred to have only 1 access to the beach so we could have more living space on each of the 3 balconies.

WE DO NOT RENT TO SPRING BREAK GROUPS. WE WILL ONLY RENT TO FAMILIES AND GROUPS ALL OVER THE AGE OF 25.

We are lucky enough to be local to Destin, and we want to share some local knowledge with you. Please see our insider's guide toward the bottom of this page for some of our favorite local places.

PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP, SAVE ON PADDLEBOARD RENTAL

We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

Keywords: Beachfront, Gulf Front, Townhouse, Sanddollar, Miramar Beach

More Details

Owner
Gary & Marla Upshaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Gary & Marla Upshaw

We are Florida transplants from Texas and Ohio. We have both loved the Destin area for many years, and we are now lucky enough to call the Destin area our home. We love spending as much time in, on and around the Gulf as we can.

Gary & Marla Upshaw purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Gary & Marla Upshaw chose Miramar Beach

We absolutely love Miramar Beach & South Walton's Beaches. We chose our beach home in Sanddollar because it is Gulf-front, spacious and the beach is private. Our home required a complete renovation upon purchase, so we were able to put our 'touch' on it from top to bottom. Its close proximity to our favorite hang-out, Pompano Joe's was just icing on the cake.

What makes this townhome unique

Since we have the luxury of being local, we personally check on our home, at minimum, every week. We make every effort to ensure you have a great vacation. With 3 floors of living space, everyone in your party will have plenty of room to stretch out. Our 3 balconies and beach level deck offer overly sufficient outdoor living space as well. Our top deck offers the biggest Master Bedroom deck in Sanddollar. We love it so much and are so excited to share it with you. We hope it brings you as much joy as it does us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely come again.



Our Favorite Hotspots:

Rosemary Beach: Pearl, Corner Restaurant/Bar & Edwards

Seaside: Bud & Alley's Top Deck bar area

Grayton Beach: Red Bar & Pandora's



Next time....Baytowne!

All of Aly's Beach
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Miramar Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Located off kitchen on main floor
    Lower Level Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks with granite counter-tops
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Guest Room - 1 queen
    Lower Level Guest Room - 1 queen , Private Gulf-front Balcony
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , Each bunk has its own TV and outlet to hook up gaming system
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Gulf-Front Balcony. Largest Master in Sanddollar.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (2), portable crib available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. The view is breathtaking. The house is in a great location within walking distance of Pompano Joe's, a coffee shop, and a winery. Marla is such a good host. She responds immediately to messages. We would definitely stay here again. I was sad that we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location, spacious, very clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved this townhouse. Location was great with steps to the beach and restaurants. We had plenty of space and loved the decor. We felt welcomed the minute we stepped in and didn't want to leave. Owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Vacation Dream Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is fabulous, very spacious and beautiful! It has everything you need while you are there and the fact that it is right on the pristine beach makes this condo a must stay every time we go to the Destin area. The water, sand and the amazing views are incredible!! After a fun day on the beach, we just packed up and walked a few short steps to the condo. Making our vacation truly relaxing and private!!! Thank you Marla and Gary for such a wonderful condo and THE BEST LOCATION and CONDO around:) Hope to be back year after year...WE LOVE IT!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo and pet friendly!! Hope to stay their again next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home! Great Location! Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved this home! It was the perfect location! You step off the deck into the sand and that is exactly what we wanted. Marla was GREAT to work with!! We are definitely staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time in Destin and we could not have been happier with the place we stayed! It was beautifully furnished, very clean and even provided accessories to take down to the beach. It was very spacious and had plenty of options for plenty of people to rest their head after a long day on the beach. We loved that we had very easy access to our private beach, as well as, souvenir shops across the street. Location was perfect and the condo had everything we needed. Couldn't have asked for a better home away from home!

*And a little side note* It was the perfect spot to get engaged!

You can count us in for coming back!

Thank you for the awesome stay!

Kristopher Malone & Kay Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
"Beautiful open-air mall with lots of shopping and dining options. The biggest movie theater ..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Outlet Mall....need I say more??"
Pompano Joe's
"Just a very short walk down the beach & directly on the beach, Pompano Joe's has 2 bars, 1 a..."
Another Broken Egg Cafe -- CLOSED
"This is a very popular breakfast place. It is beautifully decorated and the food is great! W..."
Boathouse Oyster Bar
"Directly on the water at the Destin Harbor, no trip to Destin is complete without experienci..."
La Famiglia
"This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Destin. We prefer the La Famiglia at 300 Harbor B..."
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a great place to take the whole family. There are many rest..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Outlet Mall....need I say more??"
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"Whale's Tail is a walkable distance from our beachouse. We love to walk there in the morning..."
Grand Boulevard
"Great for upscale shopping and dining."
Bad Ass Coffee
"Just a short stroll from our beachhouse, Bass Add Coffee Co offers a great cup o' Joe."
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
"We love Kenny D's. It is just a very short drive from our beachhouse. The beer is cold and t..."
Starbucks
"Who doesn't love Starbucks, right? It is located in the bottom of the Emerald Grande, along ..."
Acme Oyster House
"ACME Oyster House is located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. You gotta try their chargrill..."
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
"Buffalo Jack's is just a short drive from our beachhouse. We love to order take-out from her..."
AMC Destin Commons 14
"They have an IMAX screen."
Whataburger
"Jalapeno Cheddar biscuits....so good. "
Red Door Saloon
"Great drink prices and great views of the Destin Harbor."
The Red Bar
"Amazing food & the best Bloody Mary's we have ever had. Just a short drive down 30A, totally..."
The Pancakery
"This is a great breakfast place. We love their omelets."
Mellow Mushroom
"Excellent pizza & a really cool atmosphere. "
Sexton's Seafood Market
"There are several seafood markets in the area, but this one is our favorite. "
Bric a Brac
"This is a newer restaurant, owned and operated by 2 brothers who are on-site and super frien..."
Destin Water Fun, LLC
"RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR PONTOON RENTAL!!!!!!!! Great for Crab Island!! Contact Mike Williams @..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Destin Airport. NW FL Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
SeaScape Golf Course and Regatta Bay Golf and CC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
Step off the bottom deck directly onto the sand
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompano Joes
Car: recommended

If you are a Beach Person, then this is the place to book. Simply walk off the beach level deck and your toes are in the white sand of the Emerald Coast! Our Gulf Front town-home is absolutely perfect whether you enjoy being in the water, on the sand or just looking at them both. All 3 of our balconies offer absolutely stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can choose to completely relax and do absolutely nothing except enjoy the beach, or you can choose to have an active stay since our beach home is right in the middle of lots of things to do!

We highly suggest the short walk down the beach for a cold beverage and appetizers or a great meal & seasonal live music at the locally famous Pompano Joe's. Po Joe's, as we locals like to call it, also has a volleyball net where you can usually always find a pick-me-up game of volleyball, and in the summer, you can rent jet skis and paddleboards. A little longer walk in the opposite direction will take you to another beach front restaurant, Whale's Tail. We love to walk to Whale's Tail in the morning for Mango daiquiris.

The Destin Harbor boasts lots and lots of family friendly things to do. Our absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the Harbor and rent a pontoon boat for the day and make the short trek to the famous Crab Island, located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. We like to finish the day on the water with dinner at The Boathouse Oyster Bar which has live music every evening in the summer. AJ's is also a great place to catch live music or catch the game on its new and huge outdoor TV screen.

You Fishermen are in luck; Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. You have lots of options at the Harbor for fishing from private charters to large group charters. The first weekend is October at the Harbor boasts the Destin Seafood Festival. The Fishing Rodeo runs every year from October 1-31.

For you die-hard shoppers, you are only a handful of miles from the Destin Commons, an open air mall with lots of shopping and great places to eat. There you will find Bass Pro Shop, Destin's biggest movie theater, which boasts an IMAX screen,and Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl, the coolest bowling alley around, where you feel like you are bowling underwater. Even closer than the Destin Commons is the Silver Sands Outlet Mall...need we say more?

When the kids are ready for some pool time, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is about 11 minutes away. On the way to Big Kahuna's is The Track, a family fun place with go-cart racing, bumper boats, mini-golf and much more for kids of all ages.

For the all the Golfers in the family there are about 8 Golf Courses all within an 8 mile radius.

We could go on and on but you really need to book and experience it all for yourself and family!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not rent to Spring Break groups, neither high school groups with 1 or 2 parents or college groups. During Spring Break season (Feb 25-April 20), we require a copy of your photo ID upon booking. We reserve the right to require a copy of each traveler's photo ID during this time as well. Once a reservation is accepted, we will call you to discuss your party. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation after acceptance with a full refund after we speak on the phone.
All bookings during peak season are 7 night stays, Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.