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Open May 19-26 & June 9-16~HUGE grass yard*2 KING BEDS*NEW upgrades! A+ reviews

Miramar Beach, FL, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Located only 100 yards to the beach PLUS huge grass yard!

Location....Location....Location. This 3 bedroom completely renovated home is a two minute walk to the Gulf. Simply Paradise is location is the second closest home to the beach in Emerald Shores! Easy access to the sugary white sand and emerald crystal clear water of Destin, Florida. Also this home has a huge grass side yard to enjoy a true one of a kind amenity. Within two minutes you could be relaxing on the beach or relaxing poolside. The location of Simply Paradise is perfect! We pride ourselves on great customer service as I am a homeowner that manages my own home. I will personally call you after I confirm your booking to discuss your vacation needs:)**We are a family rental property only and do not rent to singles under the age of 25 and/or chaperoned groups, no exceptions.

This beach home, Simply Paradise has been completely renovated! NEW Luxury vinyl flooring was installed on the steps and upstairs hallway and bedrooms also freshly painted in March 2016! All NEW kitchen in 2013 with new cabinetry, granite and all new stainless appliances. In the open living room a sofa bed and love seat with two lazy boy wicker recliners that help our guests enjoy their stay. Simply Paradise has a large open floor plan on the first floor which is great for all guests to relax and enjoy their time together. A spacious all NEW gourmet kitchen with ample counter space makes it easy to make snacks or full meals while vacationing. Counter dining for four and a wood carved dining table with six chairs comfortably sits 10 guests for dining. The kitchen has a new designer wood tile floor with a wood palm armoire to be used for a pantry while visiting. Our kitchen at Simply Paradise is fully stocked with everything you need to dine in comfortably.

The freshly painted master KING suite (NEW mattress added 2014) on the first floor also has designer ceramic wood look tile floor with a wood carved KING bed with new bedding and nightstands added in 2016. Included is a 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD, reading chair and large double closets. The full bath on suite has large tub, shower and had been fully upgraded with NEW mahogany finished vanity, granite counter top, back splash, sink, faucet, new toilet, and designer wood like tile floor. NEW door(October 2015) opens to a patio that overlooks the expansive grass yard that is a prime feature of this property. Enjoy your morning coffee overlooking your tropical view!

Also the first floor has full size laundry room for your convenience with complimentary laundry detergent, iron and ironing board. A freshly painted half bath with NEW pedestal sink, faucet, toilet and designer new wood ceramic tile floors complete the first floor.

Enjoy one of the two first floor porches as well. We have a charcoal grill and also a NEW propane grill(2015) for you to use. We have a picnic dining table and front porch patio furniture to sit and relax enjoying your morning coffee or reading a good book! A wagon is provided with two beach chairs and beach toys to share with our guests who stay at our beach home.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the second floor with all new bedding and freshly painted in 2016. Both bedrooms open with NEW doors added October 2015 to a private extra wide balcony overlooking the expansive yard. One bedroom has a beautiful palm tree adorned KING bed.(NEW mattress added June 2015), 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD and large closet. The second room has TWO FULL beds also with a 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD and large closet. This room also has a NEW door added October 2015 to access an over sized balcony with patio furniture to relax and enjoy this bonus private space.

A second floor bathroom equips with tub, shower and had been fully upgraded with NEW mahogany finished vanity, granite counter top, back splash, sink, faucet, toilet and beautiful slate porcelain tile floor.

In the second floor hallway a desk, chair and large mirror is a convenient computer station or makeup area that has been added in 2016 for our guests to enjoy.

Emerald Shores is the only neighborhood in the Destin area with its own private pavilion on the beach. The pavilion offers bathrooms, rinse showers, picnic tables, sun deck, and a Cafe (offering cold drinks, snacks and food items), plus private deeded beach owned by the subdivision. During summer months Emerald Shores offers a FREE shuttle service to take you to the beach. Since this home is only 200 yards to the beach you will not even need the shuttle because Simply Paradise is on the closest street to the beach! The short walk to get to the beach is easy while using our wagon to transport all your beach items. Beach service (umbrella and chair rental) is available for a fee or you may bring your own.

Come enjoy your vacation at Simply Paradise. Great customer service is very important to us and your happiness is our number one concern. Take a look at our positive reviews we have from guests. Call today to book Simply Paradise for your upcoming vacation!

Destin is ... Simply Paradise!

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About Linda

We were both born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Married for 31 years and have two children, our daughter is 28 and son is 24. We love the change of seasons up north but always vacation at the beach. Destin is the perfect beach destination and once we found it we had to spend more time in this paradise. We spend as much time as we can at our beach home in Destin and are happy to share it with others when we are not there. We take pride in great customer service and enjoy helping each guest with their perfect vacation so please call us to discuss your travel needs!

Linda purchased this House in 2012

Why Linda chose Miramar Beach

We fell in love with Destin Florida when we vacationed here in 2008. We purchased this home in July of 2012. Simply Paradise is located only 100 yards from the beautiful sugary white sand and emerald water. The location of this home is perfect. Emerald Shores has the beach pavilion that makes this neighborhood one of a kind, The conveniences of two pool, pavilion, tennis court and basketball goal makes it the best gated community for our family.

What makes this House unique

Location is the key to this home, it is the second closest home to the beach. Also this home has a huge side grass yard which makes it so unique. The two side porches overlook the expansive yard which is great for grilling and relaxing. These features made it the perfect home for us to purchase.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • First floor King Bedroom with attached full bath
        1 king, Master King 1st floor, attached full bath, fr doors to porch
      • Second Floor KING Bedroom with french doors to covered porch
        1 king, KING bedroom 2nd floor, fr doors to porch, tv, dvd, closet
      • Second Floor Bedroom sleeps 4, with doors to covered porch
        2 double, 2 Double beds 2nd floor, fr doors to porch, tv, dvd, closet
      • King size beds (2) King bed in master on main level with NEW mattress in 2014, Additional KING bed located on second floor NEW mattress added 2015. Two Double Beds (2) Two double beds in second floor bedroom room. (1) Sofa sleeper in living room, (1) Pack n play portable crib. We provide all bed linens.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • First floor Half Bathroom conveniently located all new 2012
        toilet, First floor, new floor, pedistal sink, faucet and toilet
      • First Floor Master Bathroom upgraded with granite 2012
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Master bath, 1st floor, new toilet, vanity, sink and faucet
      • Second Floor Full Bathroom upgraded with granite 2012
        toilet, combination tub/shower, 2nd floor; new floor, toilet, vanity, sink and faucet
      • This home features 2.5 bathrooms. All new and completely remodeled in October 2012 including new mahogany cabinets in full bathrooms with granite counters, new sinks and new faucets. All new toilets in home and new pedestal sink and faucet in half bath. We provide all bath linens but bring your own beach towels.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          ONLY a 2 minute walk to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! We are located on the closest street to the beach!


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Open floor plan living space with all new furniture in October 2012, Sofa queen sleeper, love seat, two lazy boy recliners, large flat screen tv, dvd, cd stereo system
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New A/C unit 2011
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens and bath towels but bring your own beach towels please
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      full size laundry room with dryer, iron and ironing board
                    • Parking
                      Driveway at home for 2 cars, all additional parking for extra cars is available at the pools and tennis court please be sure to put the available parking pass displayed in windows of cars not in drive
                    • Parking Off Street
                      2 car driveway at home, absolutely no parking in the street all overflow parking must be at pools and tennis court with parking pass displayed on dash
                    • Telephone
                      landline for Free local calls
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels included but please bring your own beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      New July 2012, complimentary laundry detergent
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                          Over the range microwave all new stainess 2013
                        • Coffee Maker
                          New coffee maker 2012, we provide filters
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete dishware set including glass and plastic dishware, wine glasses, complete kitchen for small meals or large gourmet meals
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full size stainless dishwasher 2013 with complimentary dish soap
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked kitchen including, coffee maker, blender, toaster, can opener, hand mixer, griddle, crock pot, waffle maker, complete with new dishes and bake ware.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          we have all the necessary tool needed to make a full meal a reality in our vacation home.
                        • Oven
                          full size oven with bake ware and cooking utensils to prepare full meals
                        • Pantry Items
                          Pantry storage with spices to share
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full side by side stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water dispenser, NEW 2013
                        • Stove
                          Full size electric oven and cooktop, stainless, NEW 2013
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Solid wood carved table with 6 chairs plus counter top dining for four plus a booster highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Many books for all ages to share
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  players in living room and all bedrooms
                                • Games
                                  Board games and cards to share for adults and children
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  cable TV on all TV's
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Large flatscreen TV in living room and all three bedrooms have 32' flat screen TV's
                                • Toys
                                  sand and pool toys available to share with guests
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  VCR players with a few movies to share


                                    • Balcony
                                      Second floor extra large balcony off both second floor bedrooms.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bikes can be rented for a weekly fee by a local company with FREE delivery and pick up as a convenience directly to our beach home.
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat and pontoon rentals available at Harbor Walk village!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (3) Front porch, side porch also second floor porch off bedrooms, table and chairs on side porch for grilling, front porch with comfortable seating and second floor porch with table and multiple seats
                                    • Golf
                                      Multiple golf courses within a couple of miles of our home.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak hourly rentals available at the beach in front of the pavilion from twilight beach rentals for a nominal fee
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Expansive grass private yard to enjoy while vacationing. A true one of a kind in the neighborhood. Read our reviews on how much families enjoy this BONUS yard!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane and charcoal grills located on porch for guest to enjoy. We provide FREE propane so call if the tank seems low please exchange at the local Lowe's store and I will reimburse all costs!
                                    • Tennis
                                      Onsite tennis court located in the neighborhood, walking distance to home. Please bring your own rackets and balls for tennis.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Paddle boards available for hourly rental on beach from twilight beach rentals, nominal fee required. Also Water sport rental available at the beach and at the Harbor


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          No steps on first floor living, master bedroom and full bath on first floor with tub shower combination

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Two pools in neighborhood one heated seasonally
                                            • Heated Pool


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing


                                                                • Beach PAVILION located on beachfront for guests of Emerald Shores (gated with code) including private bathrooms, rinse shower, picnic tables, sundeck and a seasonal snack bar with drinks and lunch options to enjoy at the beach, TWO pools offered (heated seasonally), FREE shuttle service from home to beach (during peak season), BEACH SERVICE rental available (chairs & umbrellas), NO STEPS on first floor living area (wheelchair accessible with some limitations), THREE entries to home, HUGE grass YARD the only home in Emerald Shores with large grass yard, three PORCHES, WAGON, fully-equipped KITCHEN with refrigerator/ice maker/water dispenser, stove, dishwasher, microwave; toaster,coffee maker, electric can opener, griddle, crock pot, all utensils, all bakeware and cookware, spices, plus HIGHCHAIR, full size laundry with WASHER & DRIER, iron, ironing board, vaccuum, multiple TV'S, DVD players, All bedrooms have ceiling FANS, FREE Wi-Fi, NEW hot water tank & A/C unit new 2011

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  32 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great house, wonderful location.

                                                                  Rick S.

                                                                  This is a perfect house for 3 couples. Our group loved the house and the small yard. The owner had everything you need to enjoy time to eat in or grill if that's would you like. Being able to go buy fresh local seafood and bring it back to the house was simple and fun. Also, the owner has a bunch of games that was great enjoyment in the evening with a few cocktails.

                                                                  perfect location to everything we needed

                                                                  Charlotte G.

                                                                  super clean & convenient. i would suggest hair dryers :)

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Happy you enjoyed the great location of our property Simply Paradise! This home has the best location in the neighborhood with the added bonus of the private yard:)

                                                                  Also thanks for the suggestion about adding a hairdryer! I just ordered wall mounted hair dryers for the home and will install them when I am in town this May:) I appreciate your feedback! If your group is larger next visit keep in mind we have another property in Emerald Shores, Secret Paradise 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath!

                                                                  Lovely home. Fantastic vacation.

                                                                  We have rented numerous homes in Emerald Shores over the years, and this is our favorite. It's very lovely in every way and extremely convenient to the beach. Great backyard! As is nearly always the case in a rental situation, it would be great to have a dining room table that accommodates more; however, we made it work. Linda is a gem, and I would highly recommend this vacation rental.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy our home is your favorite in Emerald Shores! Also happy you enjoyed our large private back yard! On your next visit if you would like my cleaning staff to bring down the extra table on the porch for more seating on the first level let me know and I would be happy to assist:) Good customer service is so very important to me so never hesitate to ask next time you return to Simply Paradise.


                                                                  Mary B.

                                                                  Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your house is and it worked perfect for the 6 of us. The boys loved the backyard. The 4 year old loved all the beach toys. The kitchen had everything we needed. Loved the distance from the house to the beach. We saw and did a lot in the week. We would recommend the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise. So much fun. Thank you for all your help with my questions. We are all having beach with drawl today. Can't wait till we can come again and stay at your home.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy to hear your first trip to Destin was so eventful and fun! The yard is a true bonus that our home offers and glad your family enjoyed it. We look forward to your return as we appreciate all our guests and hope we can accommodate your vacation needs for years to come:)

                                                                  June 4th to 11th, 2016

                                                                  Gregory A.Destrehan, Louisiana

                                                                  The house was convenient to the beach, to old and new Highway 98, to the Factory Outlets, to the Bass Pro Shop, and to grocery stores. The layout was great for us and it was recently upgraded. It had a well furnished kitchen and also all necessary beach accessories and a large private back yard for playing with the grand children! The best part is being able to park right in front of unit to load and unload, but able to walk to the beach. Would definitely rent it again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Our home Simply Paradise is very conveniently located to all the area attractions! It sounds like you also made the most of our large private grass back yard to play with the grandchildren too! We are happy to hear you would definitely rent our home again:) Looking forward to hosting your next vacation to Destin!

                                                                  Just great

                                                                  Barb S.

                                                                  This year was the second year in a row we stayed here. Wish we could stay forever!!!! It is so easy to work through the rental application but more importantly the house is great. Bring your food and everything is there. House is in a condition where you immediately feel comfortable. Linda defines "customer service". If there is a concern or problem she addresses it. The destin beach is a short walk and they are so beautiful. The kids love the yard and all the beach supplies. We hope we can get back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We appreciate that you returned to Simply Paradise two years in a row and hope you make our home a spring break family tradition! I work hard at giving great customer service and are happy you feel at home and comfortable at our beach home. We look forward to your next stay! Keep in mind if your group is larger next time we have another property also in Emerald Shores, Secret Paradise! We keep both homes detailed and well equip for our guests:)


                                                                  Miramar Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  Zoom in on google map to see how large our private backyard is at our home Simply Paradise!! Truly a one of a kind feature. Walking distance to many water front RESTAURANTS, Pompano Joe's, Captain Daves, Crab Trap to name a few, all within one mile or less to the door. Kenny D's restaurant is only 200 yards from the home. Many SHOPPING options within 2-3 miles of home including Destin Commons (outdoor upscale shopping with state of the art 14 screen movie theatre), Silver Sands Outlet (100+ designer outlet complex, nations largest!), The Village of Baytowne Wharf (boutiques and dining located in Sandestin Resort community), Destin is known as 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' with Destin HARBOR located only ten minutes from home includes, Harborwalk Village, charter boats, sunset cuises, jet-ski rental, water sports, snorkeling, shopping, dining, live entertainment, Also Championship GOLF courses are located minutes from Simply Paradise, TENNIS court onsite and multiple other tennis options within miles of home, WATERPARK Big Kahuna is located ten minutes away.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  We do NOT rent to chaperoned groups or singles under 25 We do NOT accept pets and we are a smoke free home We accept snowbirds for January and February months only/ 4 week intervals $1700 Contact me directly for our homeowner Cancellation policy

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