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Affinity Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach - Waiting for You!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Miramar Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)



Spring: $1562 per wk incl FL tax $


Spring Break: $1796 per wk Incl FL tax & cleaning

Summer: $2030 per wk incl FL tax & cleaning

Late Summer/Fall: $1562 per wk incl FL tax & cleaning

Late Fall/Winter: $1020 per wk incl FL tax & cleaning

Dog Friendly - Maximum 2

Minimum age requirement 25

No Smoking


PLAN AHEAD for your Best Vacation Ever!

Affinity is a privately-owned, family-oriented cottage in the Gulfside Cottages development. The location is excellent. The beach, rated #1 by USA Today, is a short stroll through the community on sidewalks with white picket fences and a boardwalk. There are NO major roads to cross. The community pool is one cottage plus mailbox area from the cottage. Silver Sands Outlet Mall, grocery stores, drug stores, banks, ice cream shops, and restaurants are in close proximity. Other features include: Wireless Internet, Dog Friendly, Outside Shower, Gas Grill, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Laundry Facilities, and Covered Parking under the carport.

The cottage is a cozy, two-story, single-family dwelling furnished with comfort in mind. The main living area is downstairs while the comfortable bedrooms, including the sleeping porch off the master bedroom, are upstairs.

When you enter the cottage, you feel welcome and at your home away from home. The following are found on the first floor level: front and back entrance to cottage, washer and dryer room, kitchen, counter area with three stools, eating area with table and six chairs, a half bath, and the living area with two recliners, a sofa bed, and a television with VCR and DVD player.

The two bedrooms are upstairs, and each bedroom has its own bathroom and television. There is a queen-size bed in the front bedroom, and this bedroom has access to an outside porch. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with an adjoining, enclosed sleeping porch (2 twin Murphy beds).

The cottage is perfect for families. The cottage has three porches for pure relaxation, and there's parking in the front plus a covered carport. Individuals must be 25 years or older. Prefer families. No Smoking. Your family dog is welcome for an additional $100 per dog, and your dog needs to be on a flea/tick program, beyond the chewing stage, and house broken.

A few comments from previous guests are:

* We really enjoyed our stay at your beach house. It's warm & cozy, and we look forward to returning. LA

* A very pleasant little vacation cottage. We truly enjoyed it. If you ever decide to sell it, please call us. LA

* We want to live here forever!! It was great! TX

* Thank you! TX

* Our best vacation! We'll be back! AL

Four beach towels, four beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and a cooler on wheels are provided to ease your packing cares. There's a gas grill under the carport for cooking your family favorites. All of the comforts of home are provided for your ideal family vacation.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We've really enjoyed our stay at your beach house. It's warm and cozy, and we look forward to returning.
Apr 2004
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Affinity Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach - Waiting for You!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

My favorite place in Destin!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Affinity is everything you could ask for! The cottage is cozy and inviting. Great location, close to the beach and shopping! And, to make it even better, Sylvia is absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granbury, TX

Delightful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was adorable! When we travel, we prefer homes or cottages through private individuals, and Sylvia was delightful. We would definitely stay here in the future. The walk to the beach was only a few minutes, and the pool was around the corner. She had a fully stocked kitchen, and the pantry had a lot of extra items that not all vacation homes have provided.

The beds were very comfortable. The layout was perfect for our family! Thank you Sylvia for the personal welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome! Your kind words are appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation and hope to to see you again.
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Montgomery, AL

Great Extra Touches!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Affinity for anyone looking in the Sandestin area. Located in the Gulfside Cottages area, this house was in a great location (close to the pool and just a few steps further to the beach). What made this so special was the personal touch by the owner. When we arrived, she was waiting for us on the front porch, walked us through the house and had many kitchen and bath basics already stocked for us. We had family staying in another cottage a few doors down, and, while their house was nice, it lacked that "something special" that we experienced. I knew if we had any issues (we didn't) that I could call the owner, and she would promptly respond.

Additionally, the neighborhood was very quiet and family friendly. Nice bonus - the ice cream truck swings through every afternoon!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVE it here!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has become so special to us! My family has been staying here for 5 years now! The first time we visited we needed a pet-friendly location. The cottage was perfect! Now, with a two-year old (and our dog), this place is the best family-friendly accommodation we could have ever hoped for! We are not only steps from the pool and beach, but also close to everyday needs...groceries, shopping, and restaurants. We just love the convenience of staying in a beautiful home during our family vacation. In fact, we love it so much that we have already booked Thanksgiving week so that we can stay here twice a year now!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO


  • 5 of 5

My family loved this charming beach cottage in Destin. All of the comforts of home are included (fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, linens, and even beach chairs and beach towels) and the location can't be beat. Close to the grocery store, outlet mall and some of the best seafood restaurants in the area! The beautiful white beach is steps away and never crowded as in more densely populated areas. The neighborhood pool is perfect for a quick dip in the evening. We were even able to bring our two small dogs with us. We all had a wonderful time, made beautiful family memories and look forward to our next visit to the Affinity Beach Cottage! Thanks for everything Sylvia!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olathe, KS

Wonderful Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our 17 month old son on his very first beach vacation with both sets of Grandparents and we couldn't have chosen a better home to stay in. Affinity Beach Cottage was so clean and cozy with literally EVERYTHING you could possibly need! Sylvia was a wonderful help and gave us so many ideas of things to do. Just the short walk to the beach and the beautiful community pool alone kept us busy! The outlet mall was a great place to shop and have lunch, and what girl can pass up the Coach Outlet? The boys enjoyed fishing trips at the pier in the area and loved having comfortable beds to come home to. Thank you for everything! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Miramar Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Dogs, maximum of two, are welcome as long as on a flea/tick program, housebroken, and beyond the chewing stages. Dog fee of $100 per dog. Damage Deposit $300 written on separate check.
Minimum age of 25 - NO Smoking

Half the amount is due to hold your reservation, and the balance is due two weeks prior to your arrival. Damage deposit of $300 is required. Methods of payment include personal checks, cashier checks, and money orders directly to owner or payment with credit card and applicable fee through Home Away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Miramar Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • The two full bathrooms are upstairs off the bedrooms. The half bathroom is downstairs for convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two single Murphy beds are located off the Master Bedroom There's a pack-n-play for baby Sleeper Sofa in living room area sleeps two more
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All the comforts of home are provided, plus! Perfect place for total R&R!

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