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A Shore Thing-5BR *OPEN 8/5-8/12* Emerald Shores-Balcony- Fun Pass w/ 2TIX!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 14

Top Reasons to Choose this Elegant Home:

1. Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you from Real Joy, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy TWO free admissions each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.

2. Emerald Shores' gated community has a one of a kind Beach Pavilion, with restrooms and showers.

3. Emerald Shores amenities: Seasonal Tram to the Beach, Two Pools (one seasonally heated), Tennis Court, Basketball Goal,Shuffleboard and Sidewalks.

4. Fabulous Home with Vaulted Ceilings, Gorgeous Granite Island (centerpiece of the spacious Great Room) Stainless appliances, Two Balconies, Porch, Arched windows, plus Bamboo and Travertine Floors.

5. A Shore Thing is about 700 yards to gorgeous Miramar Beach!

6. This home is managed by RealJOY Vacations, which means you have access to 24/7 service for any emergencies which may arise so you can have a stress-free vacation!

7. Location: Just a 6 minute drive from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall and 10 minutes from Grand Boulevard Town Center and Destin Commons with over 75 shops and restaurant as well as a 14 screen movie theater with pop up fountains. Walk to Captain Dave's on the Gulf or Pompano Joe's for a drink or bite!

Ways to Book Online

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*If your stay is between March 4, 2017-April 15, 2017, May 20, 2017-August 5, 2017, or September 30, 2017-October 14, 2017 please note that all guests will need to provide a $20 cash deposit to the Security attendant upon arrival*

*This property is Not Available for rent to those under the age of 25. No Exceptions.*

A Shore Thing is a gorgeous five bedroom, three and a half bath home in Emerald Shores that sleeps 14. You'll be only about 700 yards from stunning Miramar Beach in this home that's loaded with amenities. Boasting vaulted ceilings, a fabulous Granite Island which is the centerpiece of the spacious great room, Stainless appliances in the Kitchen, arched windows, Bamboo & Travertine flooring, the amenities of this home will blow you away!

The Bed Set up is this:

1st Floor: King Master

2nd Floor: Bunkroom with two Fulls and Two Twins (sleeps 6)

2nd Floor: Bedroom with Queen

3rd Floor: King Bedroom

3rd Floor: Bedroom with two Twins.

Emerald Shores is a unique, gated resort community in lovely Miramar Beach comprised of 95 stucco homes. This one of a kind neighborhood boasts its own private beach pavilion with restrooms, showers and a sunbathing deck with chairs. Neighborhood amenities include a tennis court, basketball court, two pools (one seasonally heated) and a seasonal tram to the beach.

Area Attractions:

Want a break from the beach? You’re just minutes from Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track Family Fun Center offering go-karts, mini-golf, and bumper boats, Destin's Hard Rock Cafe, Rave Motion Pictures, electric car and motorcycle rentals, parasailing, scuba diving, boat and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, dolphin cruises, and the nation's #1 designer outlet mall at Silver Sands of Sandestin.

Grand Boulevard Town Center is a pedestrian-friendly, shopping and dining complex on the area's main thoroughfare, and is just a hop, skip, and jump from the Sandestin Resort. For the high-end shopper, the center offers everything from Fusion Art Glass Gallery to Brooks Brothers Country Club. A number of boutiques, such as Hello, Sunshine and Magnolia House, carry fare you can't find anywhere else. Dining options include Mitchell's Fish Market, P. F. Chang's China Bistro, and Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Food. In 2013, Walton County’s first movie theater opened at Grand Boulevard’s Town Center - the state-of-the-art Boulevard 10 Movie Theater.

~Another lovely rental managed by RealJoy Vacations~

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this house unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2350 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom on main floor with King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2nd Fl Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3rd Fl King Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2nd Fl Bunkroom w/Two Twins over Two Fulls (sleeps 6)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 3rd Fl Bedroom w/Two Twins
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Emerald Shores' gated community has a one of a kind Beach Pavilion, with restrooms and showers. Emerald Shores amenities: Seasonal Tram to the Beach, Two Pools (one seasonally heated), Tennis Court, Basketball Goal,Shuffleboard and Sidewalks.


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A Shore Thing-5BR *OPEN 8/5-8/12* Emerald Shores-Balcony- Fun Pass w/ 2TIX!
average rating of 3.5 based on 8 reviews

Nice house but poorly furnished

  • 3 of 5

House sllrps 14. 11 dinner plates, 4 cereal bowls. No large skillets or pots. No mixing bowls. Called the 24 hour number Sunday morning for some items to be delivered. They were very friendly amd said would deliver items that day. Items NEVER came. Went out and bought a large slillet and some mixing bowls so we could cook. The unit is very nice. Beach id great. But a unit that sleeps 14 should have enough utensils in kitchen to cook for 14. We also had to buy disposable plates, bowls and glasses so everyone could eat. Poorly furnished kitchen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would not recommend the Emerald Shores community to anyone.

  • 1 of 5

We stayed across the street from a member of the Homeowners Association and she made our stay miserable. She took pictures of our vehicles and complained to upper management the entire time about simple things that she could have came over and told us herself. They made our family feel unwelcome the entire time. On top of that there was always an issue with the amount of parking. I was assured before the trip that there would be overflow parking and there wasn't any some nights. When I called about additional parking a customer service rep said there was nothing she could do and that she couldn't "build a parking spot for us." I have been to Destin several times and never experienced anything like this before.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear about this! Please know that yours was not a common experience. Most guests have had fantastic stays in this beautifully, upgraded home. A Shore Thing has two parking spaces and there is overflow parking available at the two pools and the tennis court. To help prevent any guest confusion in future, we have posted new signs and aerial photos. Again, we're sorry to hear about this, but hope you enjoyed the gorgeous appointments in this home and its close proximity to the neighborhood pool and beach. All feedback helps us to improve our guest experience, so thank you for yours.
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Great getaway.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and had enough room to sleep all of us.We had trouble the first night with the down stairs cooling unit cutting off and it getting hot on the downstairs level..Called maintenance and they came right out and fixed the problem.The house needs rods on the blinds so they can be opened and closed.Other than that we hated to leave and come home.The wagon was a real life saver to get stuff back and forth to the beach.I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house!

  • 4 of 5

Overall loved the house. Parking for this house very small if you have a big vehicle. Lucky no one ever checked in to the house next to us because our truck was to big to stay on our side of the pavers. The only other thing I would change is the tv in the upstairs king bed room could be placed in a better location so it can been seen better. Maybe next to the closet or in the corner over the dresser so it can be seen by both sides of the bed. Loved the huge porches. Some of the beds were a little hard but not unbearable. Overall we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful as was the neighborhood. Walking distance to beach and a nice neighborhood pool.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, well furnished, unpack and play!

  • 4 of 5

We were skeptical about photos and the reality of our home away from home and what it would actually be. The home was exactly as described and in good order. The staff was quick to act regarding any question or need. The kids noticed that their television had no sound, staff had the tv swapped within one hour.

The pools were great! The laundry machine for 6 adults with 6 kids was beyond its worth. The bathrooms all updated and the rooms very nice and comfortable. The kitchen area was amazing and we had enough room for all 12 of us to have an abundance of elbow room. The microwave and oven came in very handy as well.

With having your own private area for the beach you didn't have to fight for a spot. the only surprise was that the "front" row of the beach was taken by umbrellas and chairs that you could rent for the day. And they didn't move. It was a nuisance to get around them especially when others rented them and had their things on the ground. BUT once your past it and in the water it really didn't matter. It's not a deal breaker, but I was happy to sit in front of them for free, with the tides keeping us cool.

This was a great experience and I would come back to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and the kind words regarding this lovely 5 Bedroom home. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that our team was able to help make your stay enjoyable! We look forward to having you stay with us again sometime; we have great fall/winter rates right now (and the beaches tend to be a little less crowded in the off-season, which is a bonus)!
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability


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  • US Dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
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