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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 6 minute stroll to the beach.

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


"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! It has approx. 2,800 sq. feet of living space and 4 large porches. The main pool area is located right out the front door in the cul-de-sac and the beach is only a short 6 minute stroll away. (528 yards)

Our home is located in the upscale Emerald Shores gated community, one of the only neighborhoods in the Destin area that has its own private beach pavilion with restrooms, showers, shaded picnic tables, seasonal bar and beach service. It is a 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 through the tropical neighborhood pulling the beach wagon we provide for your convenience.

Located on the main floor:

King Master bedroom suite with a full bath with jetted tub/shower.

Guest half bath

Laundry room with full size washer and dryer

Living room area with a comfortable sectional couch, sitting area, 60" flat screen Smart T.V , free Wi-Fi, complimentary movies and games

Completely remodeled kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops, and all the items you need to cook a gourmet meal. The dining table seats 8 and the bar area has seating for 5.

2 outside porch areas with a gas BBQ, patio table and chairs for outside dining, rocking chairs, and benches to relax on. Near the front door is a hose for rinsing off and a patio storage bench for storing your beach toys.

2nd floor layout:

Queen bedroom

Full bath with new tile flooring

Bunk bedroom decorated in a 'Lilo & Stitch' Disney movie theme. (Double on main area of bunk, twin on top, twin trundle pull out below)

Large outdoor porch area that can be accessed from both bedrooms.

3rd floor layout:

Queen bedroom

Full bath with new tile flooring

Bunk bedroom decorated in a 'Surf's Up' movie theme. (Double on main area, twin on top, twin trundle pull out below.)

Large outdoor porch area that can be accessed from both bedrooms.

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 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, 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 and Blu-Ray 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, shuffleboard, sand volleyball area. There are several nearby Gulf-front restaurants and family friendly activities. You just can't beat the spectacular white powder sand beach with the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Gulf all within a few minutes from your front door. We hope our family beach house will become your family's favorite vacation home!

Come and visit us soon!


More Details

Mindy Ashby
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Food and beverage to be kept in the kitchen, dining and family room areas. No food or beverage in the bedroom areas. No popsicles inside.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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 4.975 based on 41 reviews
Mendon, Utah USA

Perfect get away! Extremely clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Mindy and Clark's place in Destin is the perfect relaxing beach get away. Their home is beautifully decorated, immaculate, and very comfortable. It's a great place for the perfect family vacation. We loved the quiet, safe neighborhood with a short walking distance to a private beach. Beaches are white and sandy with a warm ocean to play in. The bikes for rent made it fun to explore on riding paths. Many delicious restaurants are located near by. Mindy's place is beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home. She is very prompt and arranging and getting back to her customers. We loved staying here and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the sun in Destin, Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Mindy’s beach home! The house itself is very clean (a big deal to me!) and bright, with everything in working order. The 5 bedrooms make it a great place for a family to spread out and relax! It’s just a short walk to the beautiful beach and warm waters of the ocean. We enjoyed riding bikes in the morning through the nearby neighborhoods, and we had fun trying various restaurants in the evenings. We definitely plan on returning for another stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.04
Damage Insurance £56.11

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.