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Emerald water and white sand, Gulf Front, owner managed

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Front Townhome, 3 levels, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

'Everyone needs to have their own beach.' Yours is waiting for you here...


Located Mirmamar Beach on the pure white quartz sand beach of South Walton, BahiaCabana is owner managed, and we are the perfect choice for your exceptional beach vacation. Pure Luxury awaits you at our GULF front town-home located in SandDollar Townhomes. Meticulously renovated and professionally furnished, with no expense spared, BahiaCabana offers granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, 7 flat panel televisions, and furniture you would expect in only the nicest beachfront homes Miramar Beach has to offer. If you have discriminating taste, our beach home is the place for you. If you have ever walked into a home and said 'Wow' then you know what we are talking about. The 3 balconies and beachfront deck all offer up endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the balconies are perfect for sipping your morning coffee or sipping your afternoon cocktail. You will be sending photos of the your views of the Emerald Coast to your friends while you are sitting on the balcony trying to schedule your next vacation.

We often get questions about how to access the beach from our home. The door which provides access to the beach is at the back of the lower level of our home. This door is just next to the lower level bedroom. Through this door, you go down a straight and sturdy set of steps, which leads you to the beach level deck and to the sand. We chose this design when we rebuilt the decks in 2012. We preferred to have only 1 access to the beach so we could have more living space on each of the 3 balconies.

We are lucky enough to be local to Destin, and we want to share some local knowledge with you. Please see our insider's guide toward the bottom of this page for some of our favorite local places.


We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.

Keywords: Beachfront, Gulf Front, Townhouse, Sanddollar, Miramar Beach

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Gary & Marla Upshaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Gary & Marla Upshaw

We are Florida transplants from Texas and Ohio. We have both loved the Destin area for many years, and we are now lucky enough to call the Destin area our home. We love spending as much time in, on and around the Gulf as we can.

Gary & Marla Upshaw purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Gary & Marla Upshaw chose Miramar Beach

We absolutely love Miramar Beach & South Walton's Beaches. We chose our beach home in Sanddollar because it is Gulf-front, spacious and the beach is private. Our home required a complete renovation upon purchase, so we were able to put our 'touch' on it from top to bottom. Its close proximity to our favorite hang-out, Pompano Joe's was just icing on the cake.

What makes this townhome unique

Since we have the luxury of being local, we personally check on our home, at minimum, every week. We make every effort to ensure you have a great vacation. With 3 floors of living space, everyone in your party will have plenty of room to stretch out. Our 3 balconies and beach level deck offer overly sufficient outdoor living space as well. Our top deck offers the largest Master Bedroom deck in Sanddollar. We love it so much and are so excited to share it with you. We hope it brings you as much joy as it does us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely come again.

Our Favorite Hotspots:

Rosemary Beach: Pearl, Corner Restaurant/Bar & Edwards

Seaside: Bud & Alley's Top Deck bar area

Grayton Beach: Red Bar & Pandora's

Next time....Baytowne!

All of Aly's Beach
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Powder Room - Toilet , Located off kitchen on main floor
    Lower Level Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Dual sinks with granite counter-tops
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower Level Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Gulf-front Balcony
    Bunk Area - 2 Single Bed , Each bunk has its own TV and outlet to hook up gaming system
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Gulf-Front Balcony. Largest Master in Sanddollar.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (2), portable crib available upon request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PADDLEBOARDING! #SUP We have a 10'6' paddleboard available to rent for your stay. Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the Gulf waters. We have seen many dolphins, schools of rays, and even a huge sea turtle while cruising on our paddleboards. SUP can be a anything from a gentle cruise to a serious workout. Let us know if you would like more information.


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Emerald water and white sand, Gulf Front, owner managed
average rating of 4.953125 based on 74 reviews

As promised! Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures in the description were spot on. Perfect location. Everything was as promised! The place was clean and updated. Highly recommend this rental. The owners went out of their way to make our family feel welcome. Our family will definitely choose this rental again. Great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinckneyville, Illinois

Absolutely beautiful stay on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful townhouse. My family had a wonderful stay even with tropical storm Alberta the first part of our week. The home was well stocked with all we needed during our stay. The beach towels and chairs for the beach you provided came in very handy and left us extra room in our vehicle for packing. The board games came in handy for the rainy days and your large selection of books. Plenty of room for all of us to have a bed the 3 teenagers were happy with the entire lower level of home all to themselves. The ice cream shop right across the road was pretty sweet too!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Don’t second guess this place. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. Everything was clean. You don’t even need to pack beach towels, beach chairs or toys. Washer and dryer comes in very handy and easy to access. Parking is a little on the tight side but definitely manageable. Private beach is great since you don’t have to fight for space. The view from all three decks makes it easy to enjoy the sights and sounds of the gulf. Very convenient to restaurants and shops was a plus as well. If I could I would give this place more than 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trenton, TN

This place is amazing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here more than one time and have never had a issue. To tell you what kind of owners Gary and Marla are, the washer broke and they replaced it and the dryer with new ones.

We cannot wait until we return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spring break stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the last week of March with 6 adults and 3 kids. Being on the beach and having the views were absolutely amazing! Plenty of room for everyone. It was so nice having everything we could need there. Owner was great to work with!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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des moines iowa

What you see is what you get...

  • 5 of 5

We are from Iowa and have stayed here 3 years in a row now so that should say a lot about how we feel about it..We have been fortunate to travel a lot and have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years and there are no "perfect" vacation rentals- you can always find something to nitpick if you look hard enough. That said, this one comes mighty close. The description and pictures are accurate and up to date. The owners are wonderful to work with and go the extra mile for you whenever they can . We have had both family and neighbors in nearby townhomes who come over and they are just amazed at how well kept up and nice this place is. The best comment we got this year was " It feels like a home, not a vacation rental. "

Location is central to everything, private beach right outside your back door is pretty hard to beat. We are signed up for our 4th visit next year. Enough said....

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
Beautiful open-air mall with lots of shopping and dining options. The biggest movie theater ...
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Outlet Mall....need I say more??
Pompano Joe's
Just a very short walk down the beach & directly on the beach, Pompano Joe's has 2 bars, 1 a...
Another Broken Egg Cafe -- CLOSED
This is a very popular breakfast place. It is beautifully decorated and the food is great! W...
Boathouse Oyster Bar
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La Famiglia -- CLOSED
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Destin. We prefer the La Famiglia at 300 Harbor B...
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a great place to take the whole family. There are many rest...
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Outlet Mall....need I say more??
The Whale's Tail Beach Bar & Grill
Whale's Tail is a walkable distance from our beachouse. We love to walk there in the morning...
Grand Boulevard
Great for upscale shopping and dining.
Bad Ass Coffee
Just a short stroll from our beachhouse, Bass Add Coffee Co offers a great cup o' Joe.
Kenny D's Beach Bar & Grill
We love Kenny D's. It is just a very short drive from our beachhouse. The beer is cold and t...
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Acme Oyster House -- CLOSED
ACME Oyster House is located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. You gotta try their chargrill...
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
Buffalo Jack's is just a short drive from our beachhouse. We love to order take-out from her...
AMC Destin Commons 14
They have an IMAX screen.
Jalapeno Cheddar good.
Red Door Saloon
Great drink prices and great views of the Destin Harbor.
The Red Bar
Amazing food & the best Bloody Mary's we have ever had. Just a short drive down 30A, totally...
The Pancakery
This is a great breakfast place. We love their omelets.
Mellow Mushroom
Excellent pizza & a really cool atmosphere.
Sexton's Seafood Market
There are several seafood markets in the area, but this one is our favorite.
Bric a Brac
This is a newer restaurant, owned and operated by 2 brothers who are on-site and super frien...
Destin Water Fun, LLC
RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR PONTOON RENTAL!!!!!!!! Great for Crab Island!! Contact Mike Williams @...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Destin Airport. NW FL Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
SeaScape Golf Course and Regatta Bay Golf and CC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
Step off the bottom deck directly onto the sand
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompano Joes
Car: recommended

If you are a Beach Person, then this is the place to book. Simply walk off the beach level deck and your toes are in the white sand of the Emerald Coast! Our Gulf Front town-home is absolutely perfect whether you enjoy being in the water, on the sand or just looking at them both. All 3 of our balconies offer absolutely stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can choose to completely relax and do absolutely nothing except enjoy the beach, or you can choose to have an active stay since our beach home is right in the middle of lots of things to do!

We highly suggest the short walk down the beach for a cold beverage and appetizers or a great meal & seasonal live music at the locally famous Pompano Joe's. Po Joe's, as we locals like to call it, also has a volleyball net where you can usually always find a pick-me-up game of volleyball, and in the summer, you can rent jet skis and paddleboards. A little longer walk in the opposite direction will take you to another beach front restaurant, Whale's Tail. We love to walk to Whale's Tail in the morning for Mango daiquiris.

The Destin Harbor boasts lots and lots of family friendly things to do. Our absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the Harbor and rent a pontoon boat for the day and make the short trek to the famous Crab Island, located on the bay side of the Destin bridge. We like to finish the day on the water with dinner at The Boathouse Oyster Bar which has live music every evening in the summer. AJ's is also a great place to catch live music or catch the game on its new and huge outdoor TV screen.

You Fishermen are in luck; Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. You have lots of options at the Harbor for fishing from private charters to large group charters. The first weekend is October at the Harbor boasts the Destin Seafood Festival. The Fishing Rodeo runs every year from October 1-31.

For you die-hard shoppers, you are only a handful of miles from the Destin Commons, an open air mall with lots of shopping and great places to eat. There you will find Bass Pro Shop, Destin's biggest movie theater, which boasts an IMAX screen,and Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl, the coolest bowling alley around, where you feel like you are bowling underwater. Even closer than the Destin Commons is the Silver Sands Outlet Mall...need we say more?

When the kids are ready for some pool time, Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is about 11 minutes away. On the way to Big Kahuna's is The Track, a family fun place with go-cart racing, bumper boats, mini-golf and much more for kids of all ages.

For the all the Golfers in the family there are about 8 Golf Courses all within an 8 mile radius.

We could go on and on but you really need to book and experience it all for yourself and family!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 1 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sept 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £170.82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.6
Pet Fee £56.94 + Tax

We do not rent to Spring Break groups, neither high school groups with 1 or 2 parents or college groups. During Spring Break season (Feb 25-April 20), we require a copy of your photo ID upon booking. We reserve the right to require a copy of each traveler's photo ID during this time as well. Once a reservation is accepted, we will call you to discuss your party. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation after acceptance with a full refund after we speak on the phone.
All bookings during peak season are 7 night stays, Saturday to Saturday.

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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