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WALK TO BEACH - Fall Specials

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath cottage minutes from the beach.

********** CALL TODAY TO BOOK! 713-469-2100 or visit our website http://www.selahshores.com/ VISIT OUR SITE TO SEE TO SEE MANY MORE REVIEWS!



HOME: Selah By The Sea is a Caribbean style cottage just minutes away from your own private beach access. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms - (Sleeps 8 - Max occupancy 10). One bedroom is a master bedroom with a king size bed and its own private bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with a third bedroom, each with it's own vanity/sink. The third bedroom has two twin size beds and is located within a unique layout that is connected to the main house via a screened in breeze way. An attraction to many families traveling together as this provides additional privacy. The living room has a queen sleeper. This home sleeps 8 in beds presently but we will allow up to 10 guests - you may use aerobeds for additional occupants. This cottage has a spacious kitchen with a dining area that seats 6 comfortably. All bedrooms are equipped with flat screen televisions with basic cable included. The house also has free Internet/WiFi for our guests convenience. There is a washer and dryer on site.

LOCATION: The cottage is centrally located near shopping, restaurants, attractions and much much more. The gated beach pavilion is a wonderful benefit. This is privately owned by Emerald Shore HOA and is your private entrance to the crystal white beaches of the Emerald Coast! The Beach Pavilion has storage for shoes, bags, carts and also BATHROOMS! So you do not have to worry about running back to the house when nature calls! Beach chairs/umbrella service available. Emerald Shores provides a seasonal tram service to take you back and forth to the beach. The beach is only a short 5- 6 minute stroll from Selah. Should you want to take the tram with your beach supplies, just wait by the main road. It circles all day and is a great convenience when you have beach toys and coolers food for the day at the beach!

The world famous beaches of Destin Florida are waiting for you on this vacation! The crystal white sand and clear emerald waters are available to you all year round. There is no more relaxing thing to do on your vacation than to simply sit on the beach and enjoy time with your family. Once you experience this, you too will return year after year!

Destin is known for fantastic weather. The summer is the most popular time of year for family vacations. The summer heat is helped by the breeze of the Gulf of Mexico. Spending the day at the beach and then watching the sun set is an all time favorite of most families that make Destin a favorite summer hang out. The FALL is another wonderful time in Destin. The heat is replaced with warm days with less humidity, warm water in the gulf and less crowds all over town. Anytime is the best time to be here.

We all need a chance to pause and reflect on the beauty all around us. To see life more simply and live life more richly. This is Selah Life By The Sea.

We appreciate you taking the time to view our home. Please call or e-mail if you have questions. If you choose to stay with us, we are confident you will love our home and have a great time here at the beach!

Don’t forget to bring suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses, beach towels, toys, portable radio, binoculars for dolphin watching, flashlights to go walking on the beach or crab hunting at night.

Nearest Airport:

Northwest Regional Airport Ft. Walton Beach (VPS) -35 minute drive

Other Airports:

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is served by Delta, Southwest, United, American Eagle, Silver Airways and US Airways.

Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) in Valpariso, FL is served by Delta, United, American Eagle and US Airways.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, FL is served by Delta and Southwest.

Snow Birds are welcomed January, February and March at 1750.00 monthly.

Note: Pet friendly 25 lbs and under, non shed 150.00 pet fee. 2nd pet 100.00 - max 2 pets

keywords: Unique layout House Home Beach Emerald Shores quaint relax

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2017

About Maria

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all !!! We are native New Yorkers currently residing in Houston, Texas. We believe that family and friend vacations are a necessity in this rush filled world. We encourage others to take time out away from your busy lives and enjoy a 'Selah' moment.

Maria purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Maria chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

God chose this “Gem” for us!!! How you might ask? It was an answer to many years of prayer by my bride. Since early childhood my wife was attracted to the sea life and always wanted a home within walking distance to the beach. The beach was always a place to pause and reflect “Selah”.

We traveled to Destin, Florida on a family vacation. We fell in love with all that this beach town had to offer. By our second day we were 'praying' and God immediately placed in our hearts to search for a home. We listened and through obedience we stepped out in faith. Within 30 days we were homeowners to this beautiful “Selah By The Sea” (formerly known as “Return To The Sea”) our future retirement home. We call this our 30 day miracle!

When we gaze upon the sea it reminds us of His immense love for us. When we look to the beautiful skies and sunsets, we are grateful for all the blessings He rains down on our family.

May you take a 'Selah moment' stop and listen for God's guidance today in your own life.

Psalms 21:2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

What makes this cottage unique

It was love at first sight. A Caribbean and tropical feel once we entered. We loved the spacious and airy layout. The unique layout provides extra privacy. Come see for yourself!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Miramar Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom in master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared between bedroom #2 and #3.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Separate Sink/vanity-Shared Jack & Jill bthrm/shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate Sink/vanity-Shared Jack & Jill bthrm/shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bathroom
  • You may bring/use aerobeds for additional 2 people. We have beds for 8 currently.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our Beach Pavilion is very popular for weddings and private gatherings. The beach pavilion is available for rent. Please contact us for details and cost. There is plenty of room to have food and drinks on the pavilion and then the entire beach is open to you as well. Many rental companies nearby to rent paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, boats, etc. Great vacation for families, girls getaway, weddings, etc.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great Home

  • 4 of 5

Selah by the Sea was a very nice home. It was roomy, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Beds were comfy and patios and porch nice. Great beach area with small bar and good food available right at the beach. Good cooler and 2 wagons also beach chairs available at home. Pools were very nice. Owner was very easy to work with and very nice. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay at Selah by the Sea beach cottage was clean and comfortable and you enjoyed our community. Our private beach pavilion with the cafe/bar is a great convenience. We strive for our guests to leave feeling rejuvenated and to want to come back again!
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Everything is wonderfu!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we made contact to become renters, Maria was so lovely and gracious. She got back to us immediately and allowed us to see her beautiful cottage in the fall. We knew from the pictures how refreshing and comfortable SELAH by the Sea was, but when we got here and started to unwind, it felt like our home away from home. The cottage is so well equipped. We want for. Noth. I love the back, fully fenced courtyard as well as the screened in porches on cooler days. We will most certainly be back to this great vacation spot!!! It will not disappoint you if you are thinking about SELAH for your Destin vacation!! Thank you so much for having us as your guests, Maria. We love it here

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It has been a pleasure communicating with you. I want our guests to feel as Selah by the Sea is their home away from home. I look forward to having you both as our guests again, Enjoy the rest of your stay in sunny Destin!!!!
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A home away from home ... just by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Selah by the sea was a wonderful retreat for our three families to truly decompress and relax on our beach vacation. We tremendously enjoyed our stay there. Maria was so kind to call me and give me a general overview about the the residence and the locality. She has everything you need for the perfect beach vacation - Chairs, chaise lounges, wagons, a beach blanket, coolers , mini tent, umbrella. She was even kind enough to provide an umbrella stroller for one of the little ones. This saved us from packing a lot of luggage for our road trip. The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the house...and you get access to a pristine white sand beach with emerald green waters. If you're not up to walking you can take advantage of the tram service that constantly makes rounds around Emerald Shores. The beach itself is not very crowded since it's a private beach. one of the days when we went for an early morning walk, we saw a dolphin breaching very close to the shore!

The house itself was perfect. Although it is one unit, two of the rooms have a side-ways entrance and have individual keys.These two rooms have a Jack and Jill bathroom , so every bedroom in the house has an access to a bathroom. There are two screened areas where you can relax and enjoy a meal or read a book. We enjoyed a night of barbecuing at the outdoor area as well. Maria's kitchen is well stocked. We found everything that we needed. She even had a crock-pot! Her house is located at a Cul de sac, so our little ones had a lot of fun just playing around the cove . She was very thoughtful and called to check if we had made it to her house without any trouble and also texted to check if we had gotten back home alright after the tornadoes and thunderstorms. Thank you Maria for making our stay wonderful . I highly recommend Selah by the Sea to anyone planning to visit the Destin/ Miramar area.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly blessed that you and all the other families had a relaxing vacation and for the kind words posted on this review. We strive to make our place comfortable and clean and to take suggestions from our guests to make Selah by the Sea a wonderful retreat away from the daily hustle and bustle. We love our vacation home as well as the great location it is in and want others to enjoy it just as much as we do. Our vacation home is your vacation home and you have treated it as such. We hope to have you as our guests again in the future.
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Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

As the first guests of Selah by the Sea, we were totally blown away by the comfort, style, and luxury of this wonderful property. When we entered, we felt immediately at home. It was obvious that the owners had put tremendous effort into planning and organizing the property and making it totally enticing. The house was spacious, well-lit, clean, and well-stocked in every amenity you could possibly need -- just as stunning in real life as in the pictures. The house was a few minutes' walk away from a private beach, with gorgeous white sand and blue water. Destin has tons of restaurants, shopping (a big outlet mall is just a few miles away), a lovely harbor area with fishing/dolphin-sighting tours. We came in the winter season and never lacked things to do even though it was offseason for much of the town. We can't imagine how great the city would be in the summer. We had a fantastic week here and heartily recommend the place to anyone looking for one of the best hassle-free getaways they will ever experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So happy that your stay at Selah by the Sea was unforgettable! We make great efforts to make our home your home. Selah by the Sea is great place for families to make cherished memories and relax in cozy comfort. Looking forward to having you as our guests again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Regional Airport Ft. Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Miramar Beach - Destin
Car: recommended

1.5 miles from Silversands Factory Stores (largest designer outlet shopping mall in the U.S., Destin Commons open air upscale shopping village with 14 screen stadium seating Rave motion picture theatre. Nationally known golf and tennis nearby. Nearby grocery and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance Fee £37.15
Cleaning Fee £102.36 + Tax
Pet Fee £113.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do NOT rent to chaperoned groups or singles under 25

This is a smoke free home

We accept snowbirds for January and February and part of March - 4 week intervals $1750

We accept credit card and debit card: MasterCard, Visa and Discover

50% is due at booking and balance due 60 days before arrival

We have an easy online booking site, call or email for details

Our $49 accidental Damage Insurance policy replaces Security Deposit.

Check in 4:00 PM, Check out 10:00AM

Max 2 pets non shed/low shed 1st pet 150.00 2nd pet 100.00

Parking for 2 cars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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