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WALK to the BEACH! Gorgeous 5 bd. 3.5 bath, remodeled home by the main pool.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 3.5 bath by main pool. Short stroll to the beach.

*Please note: We do NOT rent to anyone under 25 or to chaperoned groups.


We purchased this home in Feb. 2014 and finished a complete remodel of it in May 2014. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and sleeps 14 people. It has approx. 2,800 sq. feet of living space and 4 large porches. "Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten". (Disney's Lilo & Stitch) With this spacious 5 bedroom 3.5 bath that sleeps 14 you won't have to leave anyone behind! This new listing has just been remodeled and is ready to become your favorite vacation home. The main pool area is located right out the front door in the cul-de-sac and the beach is only a short stroll away! The home is located in the upscale Emerald Shores gated community and is the only neighborhood in the Destin area with its own private beach pavilion with restrooms, showers, picnic tables, sun deck, shade, beach service, Cabana Cafe' & Bar, and private deeded beach exclusively for Emerald Shore owners & guests. A seasonal free shuttle service can take you to the beach, or you can walk the short distance (5-10 mins.) through the tropical neighborhood pulling the beach wagon we provide for your convenience.

Located on the main floor are the King Master bedroom with a full bath with jetted tub, a half bath, laundry room, living room with a comfortable sectional couch for relaxing while watching the new 60' flat screen Smart T.V , enjoying the free Wi-Fi ,or playing one of the many board games with your family, and a completely remodeled kitchen with new appliances, granite counter tops, and all the items you need to cook a gourmet meal. The counter height dining table seats 8 and the bar area has seating for 5. Outside on the porch is a gas BBQ and patio table and chairs for outside dining. Near the front door is a hose for rinsing off and a patio storage bench for storing your beach toys.

The second floor is perfect for adults and children with one Queen bedroom, a full bath with new tile flooring, and one bunk room decorated in a 'Lilo & Stitch' Disney movie theme. The bunk bed is a double bed with a twin above and a twin pull out trundle below.

The third floor has the same layout with a Queen bedroom, full bath with new tile flooring, and one bunk room decorated in a 'Surf's Up' movie theme.

All of the bedrooms have sitting areas where you can relax, read a good book, or watch your favorite show. They are all equipped with ceiling fans, new linens and brand new comfortable beds! No more backaches on vacation. Each of the bedrooms have French doors that open up onto their own porches with patio chairs to sit in and soak up the tropical gulf breezes. There is also a Graco portable crib for your use.

The home has undergone a major remodeling/renovation and has all new toilets, new large capacity water heater, brand new outside French doors, two A/C units to keep you cool up on the top floors, new furniture, all new linens, new bedding, new mattresses, new carpet, new paint, new window treatments, all new lighting, new ceiling fans and many, many more upgrades. We offer free Wi-Fi, multiple TVs, DVD players and cable TV.

The Ohana Beach House is the perfect place for your family to vacation safely within a gated community, in a quiet cul-de-sac with private driveway for parking, two pools, tennis court, basketball court, shuffle board, several Gulf-front restaurants and the spectacular white sand beach with the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Gulf all within a few steps from your front door.

We hope you will come and visit soon!


More Details

Mindy Ashby
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

Why Mindy Ashby chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We came and rented a home in the gated Emerald Shores neighborhood and fell in love with it. Having two pools, a tennis court, a basketball court and the private beach pavilion with the restrooms and showers at the most beautiful beach in the United States ... what more could you ask for? So when this 5 bedroom home became available on the market for sale, right by the main pool, we jumped on it! After a total remodel, we are loving our vacation home and enjoying the time we are able to spend in it as a family.

What makes this house unique

Our neighborhood has its own private, deeded beach with one of the only private beach pavilions (Only for owner's and guests. Code needed for gates & restrooms) with bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, shade and seasonal snack bar. Having the restrooms right there on the beach is a huge benefit so that you don't have to leave and go clear back to your vacation rental. The beach is very comparable to those we have been to in Cancun, Hawaii, Cayman Islands and the USVI. We love that in Florida you do not need a passport and you do not have to struggle with a huge time change, high cost of airfare and with foods or cultures you are not familiar with. The home is so close to the beach it allows us to walk (5-10 mins.) and we never have to worry about finding parking. Also you are able to head back for a break from the sun and sand and then return again hassle free, a great benefit for those of us traveling with kids or elderly family members.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 11 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ohana House. If we return to Destin we would certainly be interested in staying again. We made many great memories and are so appreciative of the efforts of Mindy Ashby.

We had a wonderful, wonderful time. The house was amazing, beyond our expectations, and if we head that way again we would certainly contact you. We had never been to Destin and loved the area but were overwhelmed by the traffic, we had no idea! However, it would not deter us in the future but we would try to better plan our outings now that we have some experience. Everyone loved the beach and went down some part of each day. The pool so close was a real bonus and we made good use of it. All the folks around us, including workmen, were friendly and helpful. Thank you again for working with Ryan on our behalf.

Once more, a heartfelt thank you!

Jul 2014
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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:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Master Bedroom on main floor. New tile flooring & toilet.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On 3rd floor. New tile flooring & new toilet.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On 2nd Floor. New tile flooring and new toilet.
  • All bathrooms have new toilets, new shower heads, new tile flooring, new vent fans, new light fixtures, fresh paint & new towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor with full bath with jetted tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor with doors to porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2nd Floor Disney's Lilo & Stitch themed bunk room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd Floor with doors to porch area.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 3rd Floor Sony Motion Picture 'Surf's Up' themed bunk room.
  • All bedrooms have new carpet, paint, ceiling fans, furniture, bedding, linens, window treatments and COMFORTABLE mattresses! No more backaches on vacation. All bedrooms have sitting areas with a chair & reading lamp and doors leading out to porch areas. All of the bedrooms have T.V.'s with cable. Some have DVD players. Bunk rooms sleep 4. All other rooms sleep 2. Sleeps 14 total. No sleeping areas in living room. There are two A/C units to keep things cool on the top floors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

WALK to the BEACH! Gorgeous 5 bd. 3.5 bath, remodeled home by the main pool.
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Amazing Family Reunion Thanksgiving Holiday Week on the Emerald Coast

  • 5 of 5

There is a lot to love about this vacation home. It is nestled in the middle of the delightful, gated Emerald Shores neighborhood. So, there is absolutely no traffic noise and it sits in a cul-de-sac across the street from the pool that was heated for the holiday week we were there - a huge hit for the kids and adults alike. The neighborhood is clean, the residents are friendly, the landscaping is impeccable and the architecture of the homes tastefully designed with charming and traditional beach style. The beach is a quick 10 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride and there is a private entrance to the beach with well maintained facilities - bathrooms, picnic tables, showers, etc.. The beach itself is fluffy powder sand with emerald waters, moderate surf and epic sunsets - it a very family friendly laid-back atmosphere.

We have stayed in countless beach houses and I have to say that the floor plan and layout of this one is by far the best for two young families and a set of grandparents. We put the grandparents on the main floor, and a different family on each of the two floors above for the perfect balance of family reunion activities together in the open concept kitchen/living rooms and private space to retreat to when desired. Balconies and bunk beds on the middle and top floors also assured that the young cousins in each family didn't have to squabble over equitable sleeping arrangements.

The home is very well equipped. There were two beach wagons and lots of beach toys and accessories for kids (and adults) take down to the beach. There are also two cruiser style bicycles available to rent for much less than the rental shops in Destin. The BBQ was a brand new Weber that did not disappoint and the kitchen was well stocked with plenty of specialized cookware for us to pull off a traditional Thanksgiving feast. During evenings and down-time we enjoyed watching DVDs from the house library and played lots of board games available for guests as well.

Mindy was very responsive as questions popped up and we couldn't have been happier with how the whole week went - the only disappointment is that it went by too quick! We had a great time, made lasting family memories (including grandpa's 80th birthday!) and will definitely be back in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our bi-annual family vacation tradition and we now number 12. The house was perfect for all three families with mom & dad on the first floor and each son with his family on the other two floors. Plenty of room in the living area for all of us. Beautiful home and had everything we needed: well furnished kitchen, comfy beds, nice towels, toys & games, many DVDs, great beach wagon and beach toys. We love Destin and that Emerald Shores is located right across from the beach with a private beach entrance. This home is close to both swimming pools. Short drive to many restaurants. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home, beach and pool

  • 5 of 5

This is my first time to Florida and I loved this home. It is in excellent condition and the temperature was very comfortable. The private beach is beautiful and the wagons were great to use to take our things with us on the quick walk down to the beach. It's great to have a pool very close to the house as well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a completely remodeled home in a gated community. both home and grounds were Very clean & well maintained. They even have wagons for carrying everything over to the beach! Every level of the home has an enormous covered deck with patio chairs. This home is tucked away in the end of a cul-de-sac and even though the neighbors are close, it feels very private. This home is spacious and comfortable with very comfortable beds, and clean towels & linens. We had a wonderful time and would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great set up.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Our family really enjoyed the beautiful home. It was great to be close to the beach with a nice walk. It was also great to have the pools very close. The only complaint was the temperature in the house could be cooler. 2nd and 3rd floor bedroms were warm. The home was very cozy and we were very happy to spend our vacation here. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to bring the entire family to Destin this year for vacation including kids and grandkids. Everyone loved the home. It felt like home. Everything is in the house. We had stayed in Emerald Shores years ago at a different home and it does not compare to this home. Mindy is great to work with and responds quickly if anything comes up. If we decide to go back to Destin I will certainly book this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
Miramar Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Weekend
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Early Fall
12 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Break
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall & Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £156.45 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £61.8
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not rent to chaperoned groups or under 25 year old singles.
Snowbirds accepted for January and February months.
NO smoking/NO pets strictly enforced. Penalties for violating.
Accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Nightly rentals considered during low season.
Can rent as a 3 bedroom at a discounted rate during low season. Rates upon request. (Sleeps 7 in 3 bd. 2 1/2 bath)

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