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Luxury Home - Large Private Beach - Game Room - Easy 3 minute walk to beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lux Home Private Pool 1/2 Block to Beach Close to top shopping and restaurants

$3,000 OFF MAY 27 - JUNE 3 WEEK ONLY!

Summers Dreams, your luxurious vacation home, is located in a very well-kept, private gated community called Emerald Waters Village in Miramar Beach, FL.

This beautiful family-oriented home is a three-story, 5000 square foot home - professionally designed to allow for 4 – 5 families to make wonderful vacation memories together – just as our family does. Summer Dreams has perfectly lovely sleeping accommodations for up to 22 people. 24 guests maximum in our home.

Feel free to call or text me (Gregg) at (314) 574-7672 day or night with any questions you may have. I will generally respond within 1 - 4 hours with answers. I want to make your vacation and rental experience as enjoyable as possible.

When you enter the home you will be amazed at the spaciousness! The well-appointed first floor holds a stunning foyer, crown moulding (which is located throughout the entire home), a huge living room with plenty of seating and a flat screen TV, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the patio and pool, dining room (one table holds 8 people and another table holds 6 people, with seating for 10 people on the patio), and the very well stocked kitchen. Enjoy upscale amenities in the fully loaded kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops (2 stools at the counter), regular coffee pot as well as a Keurig, dishwasher, ice maker and all of the cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and silverware needed to cook a gourmet meal for your family and friends. People have held their family’s Thanksgiving dinner in this spacious area.

We have cable TV which also has music channels; DVD players in the first floor living room, the 2nd floor lounge area and the 3rd floor kids’ recreation room.

The interior designers did a fantastic job at selecting paint colors for each room. Bright and cheery colors for the kids’ rooms with the bunk beds, calm and relaxing colors for the adult bedrooms.

These amenities are available for people with children: high chair, two booster seats, regular size crib, pack and play and an umbrella stroller.

There is a half bath close to the entry way and a laundry room with extra-large washer and dryer, a sink, ironing board and iron.

Also on the 1st floor is a very spacious and lovely king master suite which has two walk-in closets (heated and cooled where a crib is located), a large flat screen TV and the master bathroom has a wonderfully large walk-in natural stone shower, a soaker tub and a two-bowl granite sink. This is perfect if you have older family members who have trouble climbing steps.

The pool is one of the largest in the area which goes from 3’ to 5’ in depth with a little nook and ledge which you can sit on to watch the kids in the pool. Kids love the three jets that shoot out over the pool and colored pool lights for night. For a fee, the pool can be heated if necessary. There are pool toys in a chest. A separate patio area has a table and a large gas grill. For safety, both patio gates by the pool latch automatically so little children cannot get to the pool area unattended. There is a showerhead in the driveway to rinse off the sand when returning from the beach.

There are also two community pools in the complex which are a short walk away from our home. The south community pool is heated during spring weeks.

Destin has the whitest and cleanest beaches in the world. When you are ready to sink your toes in the sugary sand, there is a private beach entrance about a three-minute walk away for Emerald Waters Village visitors. There is a 3-way stop at the corner where you cross the street to our private beach entrance which makes it safer to cross. And the walk is easy for small children.

The second floor has two lovely and tranquil queen bedrooms with private bath and flat screen TVs. Bathrooms have the same walk-in natural stone showers and double sinks. One of them also has a tub.

The second beautiful master suite is also on this floor. It is huge and painted a soothing blue. There are two walk-in closets where there is a pack and play. The bathroom is awesome with double sink, another gorgeous walk-in natural stone double showerhead and a soaker tub if you want to unwind after a very busy day sightseeing.

There is a lounge which has been dubbed The Man Cave! It overlooks the fantastic second floor balcony which is just over the pool. The Man Cave has a flat screen with DVD player, leather sofa and chairs, a small refrigerator and little “bar” area for pouring those refreshing drinks after a hot day at the beach.

The third floor is what we have come to call the Kids’ Floor. There are two darling rooms painted in bright colors; each have 2 bunk beds, dresser and closet for either kids or an adult. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom between one of the bunk rooms and the queen bedroom.

The queen bedroom is a good size room and is decorated in greens and blues with flat screen TV, dresser and closet. The person(s) in this room can use the hall bath for their private bath.

One of the favorite spots for kids/teens will become the recreation room on the 3rd floor. It has a flat screen with DVD, pull-out couch, two huge bean bags that hold a couple of kids, and a foosball table. In the hallway is a shuffleboard table for competition games. There is a table for four where they can play cards, color, whatever they want.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Gregg

Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for several years.

We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget.

Our daughters are active in all sorts of activities. So, like you, our lives are very busy. The beach gives us a chance to unplug and relax.

We do not rent to just anyone. We are only willing to rent to families that will treat our home like it was their own. We have no interest in renting to college kids (or by their parents).

We love the idea of families coming together and making memories. That's why we have a master suite on the first floor. It allows you to bring the grandparents!

We promise the pictures you see are indeed what is in the house. We bought beautiful furniture. You are going to love it. We did not skimp on any area of the house. At least we tried not to.

My wife wanted a nice private pool area, I wanted a 'man room' and the girls wanted a game room. Well, we decided to add all three. This house has everything you need to enjoy yourself.

So relax, have fun, and make some memories.

Gregg purchased this house in 2011

Why Gregg chose Miramar Beach

Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach.

There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running.

Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home.

We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well.

What makes this house unique

We cater to families with children. The master suites have portable cribs in the large closets. The closets have heating/cooling vents in them and electrical outlets for baby monitor and a night light.

We also have a high chair available.

The kids floor does not have a balcony so you never need to worry about them getting hurt.

Each adult bedroom has a private bathroom, as well as a TV. Giving you some quite time when you need/want it.

This house is also designed for larger groups. The floor plan is very open, with lots of seating for everyone.

We are also the only house in our community with 4 parking spaces for your cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! We made your home our home and everyone had a wonderful time. The house had plenty of space for our 22 family members and the pool was larger than we expected for the area. Great time all around
Nov 2012
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Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Powder Room - toilet
    1st Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Huge shower with two shower heads. Large soaker tub
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Huge shower with two shower heads. Large soaker tub
    2nd Floor Private Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower and double sink
    2nd Floor Private Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower, sink, deep tub
    3rd Floor Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower/Bath combo, dual sink
  • The two master suites have large bathrooms with soaker tubs and a large shower with two shower heads that can easily fit two adults (and a kid or two if need be). The two private bedrooms on the 2nd floor include an en suite bathroom. These bathrooms include a nice size shower and one of them includes a bathtub. There is a full bathroom located in the hall on the 3rd floor. And a Jack and Jill bathroom located between one of the bunk rooms and the last adult/teen bedroom off the open area.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • 1st Floor Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    2nd Floor Master Suite - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor couch and 3rd floor couch
    2nd floor en suite - 1 queen
    2nd floor en suite - 1 queen
    3rd floor adult/teen bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd floor bunk room - 8 bunk bed
    3rd floor bunk room - 8 bunk bed
  • We have two master suites on the 1st and 2nd floors that are very well appointed and spacious. Both have large soaker tubs and huge showers with two shower heads, two walk in closets and a large dresser with a large TV on top. We have two additional private en suite bedrooms on the 2nd floor. These bedrooms are well appointed with beautiful comforters and furniture. Each room includes a large closet and dresser with a large TV on top. Two nice bunk rooms on the 3rd floor. Both rooms have a closet and dresser. Perfect for younger members of your group. There is also one final adult/teen bedroom on the 3rd floor that has a queen bed and a large closet and large dresser with a TV on top. Perfect for a young family with little ones they want to be near of a teen that MUST get away from the younger ones.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxury Home - Large Private Beach - Game Room - Easy 3 minute walk to beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews

My family enjoyed our time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic home! Gregg was very kind and was available via phone whenever needed. Responses were very prompt. Home was just as pictured. Clean and comes with everything you would need. Would definitely recommend staying here

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing our home, Randy. Very glad to hear your and your family had a great time.
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St. Louis, MO

Ah! Great beach vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Home is large, nicely decorated and very comfortable for multiple families...just when you think you've seen all the bedrooms and bathrooms, there's more! :) Heated pool is amazing. The very large common living areas is nice for fitting 20 people on the coach for a group photo or hanging out in the kitchen over fresh local boiled shrimp...or perhaps you want to go out for dinner/lunch/beach/'s just a short walk away! Thank you Margaret and Gregg for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this great home. There were several bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and shower, very close to beach and restaurants. Highly recommended. The owners provided very useful information when I requested it. Only downside was it was unseasonably cold during the week, but we still rented a pontoon and made it to Crab Island. What a blast!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! March can be a tricky time of year with weather. Crab Island is a must do if you have the time! Thanks again for choosing our home.
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Perfect place to live all your Summer Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

We are annual (at least) visitors to the Destin area and have stayed in many homes up and down the coast, but this home by far has been our most enjoyable so far! We had 5 families and all stayed comfortably in this home. The suites were perfect for each family to have their "own space." The kitchen had all the ammenities for us to prepare meals for everyone. There was ample seating for us for meal time. We loved all of the seating areas and never felt like we were crowded or on top of each other. The kids especially loved the bunk rooms and upstairs play area. The extra little things in this home made it feel like we were living a vacation dream. The beach was very close and the community made us feel secure and exclusive. When we return to Destin this home will be at the top of our list!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 20 had the time of our lives in this home. We had family from St. Louis, Texas, Omaha, and California. The week could not have gone any better. Gregg and Margaret did a phenomenal job at making this house feel like a home and it was the perfect fit for our whole group. The weather was great all week, however, the waves were pretty dangerous for a good part of the week, but it did not ruin our vacation whatsoever. We loved the neon pool light and outdoor seating. The giant couch was also perfect for many people to sit on at once. The kitchen was outstanding and had everything anyone could ever need. The only thing we would suggest in the house is an ice machine, as we were always having to buy ice for our group. The walk to the beach was very short and the gated community made the home feel so much more safe and exclusive! We also had some amazing meals during our week in Destin. We ate at Pompano Joe's, Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, McGuire's and The Back Porch- all were amazing! The week flew by, but our family made memories to last us a life time. We could not be happier with our time spent in the beautiful Summer Dreams house!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH area

Easter week 2015

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at this lovely home for our spring break. Plenty of room for the 15 in our family. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. Pool was clean, warm and the kids liked the fountain jets that it had. Kitchen had ample room for storage and adequate pots/pans/etc for all the cooking. Gregg and Margaret were very communicative and made the whole rental, check-in, and check out process easy.

We loved the easy walk to the private beach access. It literally took maybe 3 minutes max. There is a long set of stairs to climb down/up to access the beach, which we did not realize. Also, it was very convenient to have the Walgreens just up the street.

I would happily give this home 5 stars if the following things were corrected: 1. Kitchen chairs need replaced. The support/springs have given way and when sitting upon them I got the feeling like I was on a toilet seat. 2. Install wifi extenders throughout the home. Could not check e-mail, etc on some of the 2nd floor and all of the 3rd floor. 3. Have cleaning crew check/clean the grill. It was filthy when we arrived and we spent about an hour cleaning it to a usable state. 4. Provide some type of way to play music in the home...maybe a few bluetooth speakers, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
World of Beer
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
There are 4 golf courses within 10 miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pompano Joe's and The Whale's Tail
Car: necessary

Destin Commons (huge outdoor shopping center) is just 3 miles away - movie theatre is close as well - Pompano Joe's Restaurant just down the street - golf, tennis, spa within a few miles. Amazing fishing charters. Silver Sands outlet mall is also just 3 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Waters Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Oct 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Oct 27 2018 - Feb 22 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our weekly rate for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $4,000.00

We ask for 50% of the full payment up at time to reservation as well as the security deposit. The final payment is due 45 days before stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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