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Beautiful home for rent

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,875 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our two-story home is located in the family-oriented Mainsail Beach Resort complex.

We are just yards from the beach without the normal hassles of high rise elevators, but with all the amenities of a complex (tennis courts, two full-size pools (one heated), two kiddie pools, hot tub, video game room, exercise room, shuffleboard and basketball court, as well as seasonal beach service. You drive your car right up to the front door under cover of a carport. Your children can play in the yard or swim in the heated pool just outside our back patio door.

Mainsail is a 15-acre Gulfside family resort located across the street from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. The resort is a gated community with 24 hour courtesy patrol. Our cottage is convenient to great golf courses, deep sea fishing, biking, shopping, great food, and all kinds of water activities.

The First Floor:

* Living room with high definition flat screen TV and DVD.

* Dining room seats six with additional seating for three at the kitchen bar.

* Kitchen is fully-equipped with electric stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and coffeemaker.

* Laundry room - washer and dryer in unit.

* Half bath.

* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed, TV, and full bath with double sinks and large wall in shower.

* Patio with table and six chairs opening to back yard and pool area.

Second Floor:

* Bedroom with two twin beds.

* Bedroom with queen-size bed, TV.

* Balcony overlooking back yard and heated pool.

* Full bath.

Enjoy cooking in our fully-equipped kitchen or grill out using the gas grills provided in the pool area. Our beautifully decorated home is our 'home away from home.' For those times we can't be there, we enjoy renting it to families who agree to treat it as they would their own home.


* This is a Non-Smoking unit.

* Mainsail does NOT allow pets and requires at least one person in your party to be 25 years old.

Keywords: House, Cottage

More Details

Patricia Arauz
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

About Patricia Arauz

The Arauz Family:

Parents- Rafael & Pat

Children: Tony & Tricia

Family picture taken at Tony's wedding in October, 2006

Patricia Arauz purchased this house in 1996

Why Patricia Arauz chose Miramar Beach

Tony started going to Destin with friends every Spring Break in 1989. We started going a couple years later when Tricia was ready for a Spring Break in Destin. We loved Destin so much, we went back for vacation every summer. We stayed at Beach House, SeaScape, Surfside, and Edgewater, before staying in a Mainsail townhouse. Mainsail was by far our favorite resort community. Everyone was so friendly and the resort is very family oriented. One of the Mainsail cottages was for sale and we went to see it. We decided since we loved Destin so much we might as well buy a place and rent it out until we are ready to retire. It was a great decision! We love our home and we have been lucky enough to find wonderful families to rent our home and take great care of it for us.

What makes this house unique

What we love most about our Mainsail cottage is we have a home to ourselves with a carport and yard. We don't have to find a cart and wait for an elevator to carry in our luggage or groceries. With a home, we have enough room for everyone to enjoy themselves without feeling crowded. I love the large kitchen. Most condos have such small kitchens I hate to cook in them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of five (three college young adults) had a wonderful time staying at your cottage. It was perfect for us! Our three college students loved being so close to the pool, almost in the backyard. You would have thought they were in elementary school again, playing all sorts of games in the pool. It was also a wonderful time for the kids, my husband and myself to reconnect. The weather was absolutely perfect, knowing we had nothing to do about that but nonetheless perfect still. Your home was just as it was advertised. Thanks for checking on us to make sure we didn't need anything two days into our stay. We've stayed at Destin many times but this was the first for us renting a cottage. We will never rent a condo again, for the cottage provided wonderful privacy with all the amenities of renting a condo. The beach was just a small "stroll" away. We are already talking about when we will return again.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1875 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bathroom just remodeled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
24-hour courtesy patrol with gated entrance, free beach set-up each day March- October


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(51 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful home for rent
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 56 reviews

We were relaxed and comfortable at the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great wifi, comfy beds, easy walk to the beach, great mailsail chairs and umbrella at the beach everyday and good hot showers. These are a few of our loves at this cottage. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. We will be returning to this cottage on every Destin vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bartlett, Tennessee

Love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in Cottage 23. It is the perfect size for our family of 6. Plenty of bathrooms and lots of space to spread out. Beds are really comfy and the kitchen has everything you need to cook for the family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, Kentucky

Sunshine & Sand

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful year at this nice cottage. The amenities are fabulous at this cottage; not to speak of the new TVs. The owners are very courteous of returning your emails and taking care of their home. The pools are a great asset for the children. Close by shopping and you feel safe in this gated community. I would recommend this for anyone for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation and our home. I look forward to renting our home to you again.
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Woodland, MS

The cottage is beautiful and very spacious. Kid friendly. Access to the resort's pool and hot tub.

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of gorgeous weather during our stay. Beach was a short walk. The water was clear and beautiful. I highly recommend this place and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We love to rent our home to great families like yours!
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Buffalo, Mo

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family. Quite, short walk to the beach, and the pool was out our back door. The cottage had every thing we needed to cook lunch or supper. Plus if we wanted to go out to eat we had plenty of options. This is our 2nd time using this cottage and we will use it again next year and we have already recommend it to several friends.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation and our home. Hope to have you back again next year!
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Lebanon, Kentucky

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed for two weeks this year in this home away from home. It has the feel of home and provides all the amenities that we could have asked for. The umbrella set up that comes with the rental is a great asset to have at the beach. Whether it be the beach or the pools the kids enjoy both. The owners are very courteous at returning you emails in a prompt time. Taking advantage of the nearby restaurants or the grills by the pools our family was able to spend quality time dining together. I would highly recommend this home to anyone not just those with a family but anyone who desired to stay at a wonderful location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. We are so happy to have you come back to our house every year for your vacation. You are a great family and take excellent care of our home. Hope to have you back again next summer!
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Silver Sands Outlet Mall


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Miramar Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

One-time cleaning fee is included in rent. One daily beach set-up (umbrella and two chairs is also included in rental fee March 1- November 1. A $500 payment towards rent is due at time of reservation. Balance of rent and tax is not due until 15 days before your arrival. If paying by check, check should be made payable to Arauz Properties LLC and sent to 914 Cannons Lane Louisville, KY 40207.

We hate to have vacancies. Please call Pat at 502-802-6746 to negotiate a rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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