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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.


After purchasing our new beach home, we completed almost a total remodel of it. 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! We hope our family beach house will 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
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

Why Mindy Ashby chose Miramar Beach

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 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


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WALK to the BEACH! Gorgeous 5 bd. 3.5 bath, remodeled home by the main pool.
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you need! We loved our time there on our first trip to Destin. Having access to the bikes was great too....loved riding out by the ocean in the mornings. The kids were always willing to take the bikes to the convenient little Dollar General that's next door to the neighborhood for supplies. The house is totally stocked with anything you can think of. We cooked several meals in the kitchen and grilled on the grill outside. The house is very clean and decorated so beautifully. Love the layout of the house with the three floors....the boys took the top floor and the girls took the second floor...worked out perfectly. The neighborhood is beautiful and so well kept up. The pool is so pretty and was always clean. We had a tropical storm come through for a couple days but as soon as the sun popped out the grounds keepers were out cleaning and making sure everything was taken care of. The young lady that drove the little golf cart shuttle to and from the beach was very nice and always willing to give us a ride. The walk wasn't bad at all but it was nice to catch a ride sometimes. I would recommend this house to anyone that is looking for a vacation rental in the Destin area....I can't think of anything more that you would want in a beach home. We loved it and if we get the chance to go back I would love to stay in this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, July 4th vacation at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation and home. This is the 3rd time staying in Ohaha and perfect 2 couples each with 4 kids (12 people total). The house is clean, decorated nicely, and has lots of room. It is very close to the pool which is a plus. Only issue is with the pool temperature, it was like bath water and wish the property/facility mgt would try to work on a solution for the hotter weeks of the summer. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Wow! WOW! Exceeded Expectation in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Ohana Beach House for a ladies cousin retreat. Proximity to the beach is EXCELLENT! It is a short walk (maybe 5 minutes) and made simple with the wagons provided. Emerald Shores has its own private entry to the beach and a large pavilion with picnic tables, wagon parking, showers/hoses to wash off sand, and bathrooms.

We went for a walk along the beach every morning and were BLOWN AWAY. Dolphins were jumping, a sea turtle swam by maybe 5 feet away, sea gulls were diving into the water and flying off with their breakfast. It was so unbelievable! And the sand.... perfectly white, fine, soft sand that we wanted to bury ourselves in.

I highly recommend renting the bikes and riding the bike trail every day. It's flat, so you can go a long way. Kitchen was very well-stocked. They even have a large DVD and book library. TVs and DVD players in every room as well as cable and internet. The home is situated in the center of the community so it was peaceful and quiet. Balconies off every bedroom with rocking chairs and lawn chairs. I sat out there every day and read a book. One morning, there was a cute little turtle in the bushes.

Be sure to go to Publix grocery store and buy fresh peel-and-eat shrimp. They will steam it for you right there! Don't forget the key lime pie. The Donut Hole and Bruster's Ice Cream are must-try desserts. The beds were very comfortable, decor was so cute, everything screamed vacation, relaxation, and beach.

I would recommend this Beach House to ANYONE without any hesitation, and I fully expect to return with my family soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway for Multi-Generational Family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two daughters and their families spent a week at the end of March in the Ohana house. The arrangement was perfect for our group with togetherness in the common areas and privacy on each of the three floors. The first floor master was great for my wheel-chair bound husband and we were able to manage the one step up into the house we were advised about. The kitchen was beautiful and equipped with everything we could need . The home was beautifully done in Hawaiian vacation motif and the beds were super-comfortable (The owner quickly responded by text to answer and resolve some issues we had with loss of wireless connection and a combination.)

A large heated pool was right across from Ohana and the beach was a short stroll away, as was a tennis/basketball court. Emerald Shores is a calm oasis just next to the frenzy of activities of Destin. It is made up of lots of cul-de-sacs, does not allow on street parking and has a 12 mph speed limit with bumps so it is great for kids, riding bikes or throwing a ball with new friends. Thumbs up from all ten of us.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring/Spring Break
3 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Early Fall
11 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Break
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £149.44 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £59.03
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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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