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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Single home with covered parking, close to everything, perfect for you!

Welcome to our home in Mainsail, the perfect getaway! No matter the season, you don't need a reason to come enjoy the beach life in Destin. Our beautiful home is fully appointed so all you need to bring is you! We've recently updated the kitchen and the whole house has been painted a tranquil, beachy blue.

There are no worries when you're our guest- you'll feel right at home in this 3 bedroom/2.5 bath house. The King size master (with brand new mattress!) on main has French doors that lead out to the patio, plus a spa bathroom with double sinks and a Jacuzzi tub. Go upstairs to the Queen bedroom with its own private deck, the perfect place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand. The full bath, (already stocked with linens!), is shared by the third bedroom which has 2 twin beds.

The kitchen has all the comforts of home; utensils, flatware, coffee makers, (both Keurig and traditional) toaster, pots and pans and more. Or, you can grill poolside just steps from the back patio. Enjoy your coffee on the patio, or there's seating for 4 at the breakfast counter and seating for 6 in the dining room. The oversized living room has a huge, comfy sectional plus additional seating, a large flat screen TV and DVD player, plus movies, books and games to enjoy during your stay. And if you want your clothes clean before you head home, there’s also a full sized washer/dryer.

One of the best things about our house is the convenience- the beach is a short walk away and there are no roads to cross. There are also 2 pools (plus a hot tub and children's pool), a gym, tennis and shuffleboard courts on the property and you can easily walk to a variety of restaurants, surf shops, Winn Dixie and the famous Silver Sands Outlets (which are right across the street).

Mainsail is a private, gated community that sits directly on the beach. Why rent in a high rise when you can park at your own covered front door (ours is one of just a few units with covered parking!), never wait for an elevator and have peace and quiet with no one above, below or beside you? Check the calendar and plan your stay today!

More Details

Melissa Tolson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Melissa Tolson

Welcome to our page! A little about us... We are a family of five, plus one spoiled rotten four legged child. The beach has always been our vacation of choice, whether stateside, in South America or the Caribbean. Living in land locked Atlanta was starting to get to us, so we decided it was time for a retreat by the beach. What better place than the Gulf? You don't get that kind of soft sand and blue seas very often, not within driving distance anyway!

Melissa Tolson purchased this house in 2011

Why Melissa Tolson chose Miramar Beach

We purchased this wonderful beach house because we love the feel of the sugar white sand beach between our toes! We chose Mainsail because there are no roads to cross to get to the beach, the property has great amenities and the location can't be beat. One of us is a golfer and one is a shopper (guess who is who)- you can't get much closer to Silver Sands unless you're living in the parking lot. And the variety of beautiful golf courses keeps my husband very happy. We also love the security of a gated community- it is safer for everyone and makes us a lot more comfortable with letting our kids go out to play.

What makes this house unique

It's great to be able to get your toes in the sand with the quick walk- just a few minutes! Plus, the beach in front of Mainsail is not crowded like some other spots in Destin so we can enjoy listening to the surf, not to a bunch of partying college kids. As the weather cools, we enjoy the heated pool that is just steps from our patio as well as the hot tub at the main pool. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect relaxing getaway!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay in Melissa's house. The house is very spacious, huge master bed room and great open plan kitchen and living room. The house had everything we needed for a great beach stay. We ended up buying a wagon to carry beach amenities for a family of five, but was less than a 10 min walk to the gorgeous white sand beaches and emerald green ocean. Melissa provides beach chairs and towels. Right out the back door was one of the properties pools which was great for picnic lunches! The kids really enjoyed having TV's in the upstairs bedrooms and loved having their own space to hang out! We also enjoyed a sand free day at the local water park, enjoyed shopping at the outlets that were walking distance and loved all the easily accessible restaurants and grocery stores. This was a great family friendly location.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Large jacuzzi tub/shower and double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private access to the 2nd story deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Great for kids!
    Other - Queen easy inflate air mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Oversized master bedroom with new King mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mainsail is a great community for all of your vacation desires! There's the beach, of course, plus tennis and shuffleboard courts, a 1/2 basketball court, 2 pools (one heated) plus a hot tub and kiddie pool. Our house is comfortable and beachy, the perfect place for you and your family or friends to hang out and relax or as a home base for your vacation adventures! Plus, you can walk to Winn-Dixie, the Silver Sands Outlet Center, a fresh fish market, a variety of restaurants and Starbucks. There are plenty of places to eat, golf, shop and play all within close distance.


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 21 reviews

Great place and owner

  • 5 of 5

My family has been staying at Mainsail for 18 years now, and for the most part, we've had wonderful experiences. This was our first time renting this unit because in the past, my dad has taken care of the rentals and usually went with the same two. We lost him last year, so this was my first time finding a place on my own, and from start to finish, it was easy and enjoyable. The owner was more than accommodating, the place was perfect for our family, and when we had an unfortunate issue with a loud neighbor (for the first time ever in all of our years staying), she remained in contact and helped in any way possible. I wouldn't hesitate to rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to "see" you again next year!
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Clean, great location

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After a long search for condo rentals we stumbled upon this gem. We just returned from our week long stay there and couldn't be happier. This cottage is in a quiet family community with lots of amenities. The community itself has lots to offer such as private beach access, 2 pools, tennis courts, fitness center etc. The house itself had absolutely everything we needed. Fully stocked kitchen, beach essentials (chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys), plenty of space, washer/dryer etc. it was very clean and all beds/furniture were comfortable. It is a "short walk" to the beach, however, slightly exhausting with a full wagon and kids in tow. The owner was very accessible and flexible during our trip preparation and I'm sure she would have been available had we needed her while in town. I would recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for me and my family no problem at all

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and great Location

  • 5 of 5

House is very well decorated and in great location. The owner was great to work with and super communication!!! We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure having you- hope to "see" you again next year!
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What a great week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We love Destin and Mainsail!!! Thanks for making our vacation awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we're so glad you enjoyed your trip! Hope to "see" you again next summer!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Destin/Ft Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Surf Hut
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
San Destin (3 courses to choose from)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Carraba's Italian, Cheeseburger in Paradise, more
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Quick walk!
Car: recommended

There 's too much fun stuff to do within walking, biking and short driving distance to list. But for some idea... Eat and drink on the beach at The Surf Hut, golf (at one of three courses at Sandestin or choose one of many other golf courses nearby), shop til you drop at Silver Sand's Outlet directly across the street, go to the Farmer's Market at Grand Boulevard on Saturdays, go whale watching or parasailing, catch some fish and have them cooked up at Harbor Docks, have a blast at Big Kahuna's Waterpark... there is so much to see and do in and around Destin, but there's nothing wrong with sitting on the beach to just disconnect and relax!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Memorial Day
20 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.1
Cleaning Fees £89.05
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates and dates of availability are subject to change until the first payment is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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