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Private Pool, Golf Cart and Private Beach Access***

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s) 2 Baths (sleeps 8-10)

Come visit our brick, one-level beach house in 'Paradise Retreat'. Just a short stroll takes you straight to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We are located in the Paradise Retreat community which offers private beach access. We hope you will make yourself at home in this four-bedroom, two full bath home which is dressed in a nautical fashion in appreciation of the coastal lifestyle and in celebration of the beautiful, delicate sea creature, the starfish.

We offer a private swimming pool - no you do not have to share with a community! Or an entire condominium! It is all yours.

****NEW ADDITION: We have added a new option for you to rent a luxury GOLF CART to make your stay here at the Starfish Cottage more convenient and to provide a fun way to cruise along the strip and to and from the beach! Mention in your inquiry whether or not you would be interested in renting a cart, and for an additional fee of $250.00, we'll have the cart at the house ready-to-go! So call or email us today and be sure to inquire about one of the best ways to get around town and enjoy the breezy air down by the gulf, in our luxury golf cart!!!!****

The master bedroom is private and features its own large bath, a walk-in closet, beautifully furnished, king-size bedding, flat screen TV.

The large great room is sunny & bright with natural sunlight,a large sectional sofa which has a queen sleeper for those extra friends! Plenty of seating, flat screen TV, DVD, furnished with books & movies, games,cards, & you can sit & enjoy the pool view from the great room.

Mini master

The second adult bedroom is cool and inviting with a nostalgic theme for starfish original art, flat screen TV and DVD

Large dining table seats 8 with ease, fully-stocked kitchen seats 4 at the bar, side by side refrigerator door ice maker, water dispenser, gas grill by the pool, pool toys, bicycles in garage.

If you need to connect with the outside world, we offer free high-speed wireless internet. In addition, our property managers are always available by phone to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today for further information regarding our rental home or to plan your upcoming Florida vacation!

Washing machine & dryer furnished.Two car garage.

**** Minimum Age Limit for Renters *****

Minimum age limit renters : must be 25 years of age to lease home with prepaid damage deposit. We prefer families & so do our neighbors, all are welcome :)

Menus and directions to all local eating establishments, amusement parks, dolphin sight seeing excursions, sunset dinner cruise, & deep sea charter boats. Many harbor restaurants will 'cook your catch'. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin is 6 minutes away with lots of activities for family fun! The lovely Destin Commons has a movie theater, fine-dining, shopping, kids water fountain & play ground. A huge Bass Pro Shop sporting good store in Destin Commons is equipped with a giant shark display perfect for vacation photos.

**HOORAY!! WE'RE NOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Follow us on twitter at @destin_views and/or like us on facebook (Destin Views) for updates and special offers!!!**



More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

What makes this house unique

We have a gas grill, games for the children, beach chairs & beach toys. DVD's for children and adults. The rental manager are very close by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good Morning Angela:

Thank you so much for an amazing 5 days! The house was over the moon. The weather was a little wet one day and cold on another but that did not have a negative effect on our vacation. The house had way too much space but we loved every elegant inch of it. We all had our own rooms, we could use the TV individually in our own rooms or together in the family room. We had space to play board games at the dining room table or at the great table with 2 benches in front of the couch in the family room, or outside under the umbrella. Water fun? Great hot tub, awesome beach, nice safe pool (not too big, not too small). Great lounge chairs by the pool. We were able to relax and let my granddaughter swim in the pool while we sun bathed. Did I mention the GOLF CART??? What a great ride. My granddaughter kept the giggles over my driving and the backing- up sound on the cart. Did I mention the bikes? Perfect size! Did I mention to lovely neighborhood with sidewalks for great walking? We actually broke down and cooked a few meals and found the kitchen to be well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils of every size. Of course we had a wide selection with plenty of opportunities to eat out. Shopping? Who could ask for more? If you couldn’t find it between Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and all the Outlet Strip Malls you really didn’t want it! Movies? One theater too crowed or not offered at the right times? NO PROBLEM just go the other direction. Entertainment? Rides in abundance. The aquarium was quite a treat. The penguins were the cutest ever. I am thinking about getting a night job so we can vacation more often. We all agreed this was the best ever.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. You made us hap-py, hap-py, hap-py!
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Convertible Beds - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Sleeper Sofa
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10, beds for 8-10 King size bed (1) extra pillows provided in closet., queen size beds (2) mini master suite., twin or single beds (2) mattress all have plastic protective cover. Extra sheet sets & light weight blankets in each children's room., baby cribs (1) please bring infant bedding. High chair is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Bikes, baby bed, pool toys Golf Cart $250.00 Additional


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Private Pool, Golf Cart and Private Beach Access***
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Starfish Cottage from May 28-June 6, 2016. The house was very spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. The pool and patio are a nice addition to the home. We all enjoyed coming home from the beach to enjoy relaxing in the pool and grilling dinner. The golf cart, available for an extra fee, is another nice amenity to the home. Driving that cart about a block and a half to the beach access was not only fun, but also a lifesaver for my mom who has arthritis. The rental manager, Angela Moody, was very nice and accommodating to our needs. In addition to the home, the beach was gorgeous as always and the weather was perfect. My family and I would recommend this property and would stay again. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was more than we expected, everything that we needed was there! The house was very roomy, plenty of room for 3 families, it was very clean and comfortable! We enjoyed the swimming pool it was the perfect size, not too big, not too small; especially after a long day at the beach it was nice to relax pool side. The outdoor shower was convenient, it made washing the sand off after the beach much easier, especially with kids. Overall, it was a great stay and vacation, we would recommend the starfish cottage to everyone! Almost forgot about the golf cart....AWESOME! We had a blast driving up and down beach road, which made lugging beach gear to and from the house quick and easy! Thanks Angela Moody and Starfish Cottage. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsburg, in


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the starfish. House was clean, pool was nice. Golf cart is a must if taking a lot of stuff to the beach. Angela was very good to work with. Had a air issue at first and she had a guy there to fix it within the hour. Will definitely be looking to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great rental lots of room kids enjoyed the pool

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Starfish has been our "home away from home" this winter season and we couldn't be happier! The house is everything the listing description said it was and more. The decorations are stylish, furniture is high quality and comfortable (extremely important to us), and the stainless steel appliances and the granite counter tops give it an updated and current appearance. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen cupboards are well stocked with dishes, glasses and utensils and the towels, bed linens and bed coverings are of high quality, and in excellent condition.

The layout of the house makes entertaining a breeze and we can't wait to share it with our kids as they come to Destin to visit us. Having a dining room table that can seat 8 people is something that drew us to the house originally as was the additional seating possibilities of the great room. The high ceilings and the open layout gives the house an airy feeling.

The house was very clean and comfortable when we arrived and is easy to take care of with the ceramic floors. The location to the beach is so convenient and is delightful for those who wish to take off for a walk. Having a garage is wonderful and the golf cart is a delight to scoot around on when warmer winter days (for us at least) present themselves. An extra perk are the bicycles in the garage to use for additional exercise. The back patio and deck are clean and neat and we often have morning coffee or lunch at the table by the pool. Although we cannot use the pool during the fall and winter months, it is nice to look at. The hot tub is a special delight, though, and its size and cleanliness is greatly appreciated!

The property manager, Angela, has been and continues to be extremely helpful to us as we booked the property, as we moved in and as we continue through our stay. She is always available with a smile and answers questions or is available to us if a need arises. She is very professional, is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent "people person" and communicator which contributes to her success as a property manager. She "gets the job done" and we appreciate her follow-through and timeliness. We are anxious to return to Starfish next fall and look forward to coming back to our "home away from home" in a few months.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a few days at the Starfish Cottage, was a great place to stay, very clean and nicely decorated, very comfortable. I was there with one other person but there were 4 bedrooms so would be good for families too. Nice pool with little waterfall in the back and stone patio with a grill, and nice hot tub out back too. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. It rained most of the days we were there, but we got to go to the beach a couple times, it was just a short walk to the subdivision's private beach. Overall it was a very nice place to stay and I'd definitely stay there again next time I'm in Destin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful new, fishing pier on Okaloosa Island, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruise, dinner cruise, nearby live entertainment like comedy club, dancing, live music, blue's music clubs, local rentals of all sorts of pontoon boats, ski boats, jet ski's, motor scooters, even a beach side church service, just bring you chair. No shoe's required. Come on down & enjoy the fun.


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
1 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £136.91
Golf Cart Fee £195.58
Property Damage Protection £61.8
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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