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Sea-La-Vie - lovely beach style cottage in Beach Retreat -3 min walk to Gulf!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Miramar Beach - Sea-La-Vie

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Hi Vacation Hunter!

I know your tired eyes have been combing through lots of ONLINE listings so here are the top reasons you should stay in Sea-La-Vie:










MORE GREAT REASONS to stay in our cottage.....

LOCATION: get the charm of a picture postcard beach-y neighborhood. No high-rise beach resorts around to over-crowd the beach. Plus, we are in the sweet spot of Destin, with the fantastic beach, minutes to the great shopping, family , and restaurants

SWIMMING POOL/ HOT TUB, which is heated in the cold season.

LARGE BALCONY with double french doors, where you will spend time relaxing while sipping on your favorite drink and relaxing after a fun day in the sun!

KEYLESS LOCK - no keys/cards to lose, no check-in/out box.

CUTE, COMFORTABLE & ROOMY Our 3 bedroom/ 3 bath cottage has a King bed in the upstairs master, a queen bed in the downstairs guest bedroom and two bunks w/ full beds on the bottoms and twins on the top. We also have a queen sleeper sofa for additional guest. We have plenty of storage space so you won't feel cramped...we regularly visit our cottage, so we want it to be nice for ourselves too.FULL KITCHEN equipped with all you need for at home dining...including a blender for smoothies or other icy treats. So plan to cook up your daily catch or pick up some fresh seafood at the market. The grocery store is minutes away.

WASHER & DRYER in the unit, save your coins for the wishing well!

WALKING TRAIL just in front of our gated community. You can't help but to WANT to go for long walks on the lovely palm tree-lined path.

VALUE: While we're not beachfront, our cottage is the next best thing because we are just a 3 minute walk to the beach, and we are in a superb beach community and offer extra perks while saving you $1000 or more what the beachfronts would charge.

This is the ideal place to pile on great beach memories!

Besides the fantastic beach at MIramar Beach (we provide beach service set up in season!)...

Enjoy water sports such as taking surf lessons or paddle boarding at on of the many beach service companies. The guys there are super friendly!

Plan a day for deep sea fishing, golf or head to Bass Pro Shop - it's like Christmas for the outdoorsman.

Go shopping at the Shoppes at Paradise Key and Destin Commons, which are about 2 mile away from the community. Silver Sands Outlet shopping is a short drive away.

Go to popular eating spots such as The Crab Trap, Beach Walk Cafe, and Camille's Sidewalk Cafe.

Of course we can not forget to mention Golf!

Dont forget our wonderful Golf courses!

There are (10) Championship golf courses within a few miles of this location. Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs.

Destin, Florida is known as the ”World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” & boasts of being home to the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Fish from the beach or boat. If you do not want to bring your boat, one of Destin’s many charter boats would love the opportunity to take you out for full or half day excursions. Water surrounds Destin with the intercoastal waterway to the north and Gulf on the south, creating an abundance of water sports available, including kayaking, wave running, parasailing, kite surfing, snorkeling and so much more!

Destin has it all.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

Property managed by JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Sea-La-Vie - lovely beach style cottage in Beach Retreat -3 min walk to Gulf!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to the greater Destin area, but first to Miramar Beach. We may stop looking elsewhere and just return here from now on! Everything was perfect. The cottage has plenty of space, is well appointed, clean, etc. The location is ideal - within walking distance of restaurants, plenty of walking paths (which was important to us since we brought our dog who requires daily exercise), and centrally located between Destin and SanDestin for shopping, dining, etc. Plus, the access to the beach was even easier than I anticipated. My biggest concern before arrival was how difficult it would be to lug our two small children and beach items - but it was so close (literally about a 100 yard walk to the gate and then directly across the street to the beach steps). The road was easy to cross, what little traffic was there, moved slowly and always courteous to beach-goers and pedestrians in general.

The owners were very responsive - I had to contact on two occasions for very minor issues (user error on the door lock, and wifi connectivity which was easily remedied). But they were readily available and very friendly.

Look no further for your future vacation destination. Thanks again Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Owners are wonderful. The home is very roomy and the descriptions are accurate. We stayed with our family for our wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect. We love this location and we love that we had free beach services it was amazing trip. We were walking distances from our wedding and the beach. Also, walking distance from all of of our other guest. The owners are the best and took very good care of us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to be a small part of your special occasion! I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay!
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A bit of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Beach Retreat Cottages for the last 8 years and absolutely love coming here. The premises are immaculate, safe and convenient. The pool is very clean and accessible. This property was clean, well decorated and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely return and recommend it to our friends. The perfect place for a family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kunkletown, PA

Sea La Vie Was Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thank You Kathy & Mike the Sea La Vie Cottage was just perfect. We had a wonderful 2 weeks with terrific weather. Cottage was clean, cozy, well equipped & decorated & we loved the private location along with the beach set up. We usually visit Destin twice a year & stay at different places, however, Beach Cottages is our Favorite. Thanks Again - Nima, Walt & Family

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nima and Walt, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write a review as well! I know it will help others to see what they can expect from a stay here! Please come back to see us again soon!
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Life at Sea-La-Vie is Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Mike of Kastle Keepers are the BEST! Concerned, caring and helpful in every way possible. I recommend them to anyone heading to Destin. Fourteen years visiting of Destin and always feel at home with Kathy & Mike!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having fantastic guest like you is the reason we love what we do! Thank you for the kind words! See you next year!
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booneville, arkansas, USA

Kiwi Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described on the website. The location was great, across the street from the beach. The pool/hot tub was great-never too crowded and very short walk from cottage. Property was very clean and the owners called to let us know of slight damage from former guests-hole in wall. Kathy came immediately when called about an air conditioner problem. She had it repaired within 15 min. of notification. Very close to restuarants, shopping, dipping dots... Parasailing available right down the road! Excellent vacation spot. I have already recommended this home to friends and plan on staying there again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Kiwi Kottage! This is one of the properties that I manage for the owners and I am sure they will be very happy to hear this wonderful report. Please come back again soon! Bye for now. Kathy
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Car: recommended

Our home is located in the gated community of Beach Retreat. It is a short walk to the beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage. This quaint community has paved streets and lined with colorful Florida Cottages.

The community has a 3000 square foot pool that is heated part of the year.

The Beach Retreat community also has a club house with state of the art fitness room. The Beach Retreat community is centrally located near all of Destin's wonderful Restaurants, water sports, and shopping. We are with in a mile of Pompano Joe's, Capt Dave's and the Crab Trap restaurants. Destin is home

to the worlds largest designer outlet mall, plus Destin commons which boast a Rave Theater, Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, dancing waterspouts for the children to play in and a build a bear workshop. Then there is the world class beaches to relax on! There is so much to see and do in Destin that you can be a busy or as laid back as you decide you want to be!

My name is Kathy, give me a call!

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Miramar Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Fall
8 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £123 + Tax
Damage Insurance £40
Tax Rate 11.5%

Professionally managed by JSRE/Kastle Keepers LLC
1 pet allowed upon approval - Fee $150
** Snowbird rate is based on a minimum 2 month stay. Stays of 1 month are $1800

$300 is due at time of reservation by credit card. The final payment is due 45 days before arrival by personal check.
*Note: if arrival date is less then 60 days from time of reservation, the entire amount is due at time of reservation by credit card.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Miramar Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , attached to first floor bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , attached to bunk room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa sleeper in livingroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room has 2 bunk w/full bottoms and twin tops
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The pool is heated during the winter months but stays covered unless the outside tempature goes above 60 degrees. There is parking for 2 vehicles in front of the properties only. Any additonal vehicles will need to be parked off site or rent a spot from the association Call for details.

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