42 reviews

1 / 90 Private Backyard Pool with underwater benches



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Newer 4 bdrm House in quiet, safe gated beach community with private backyard pool (can be heated for fee of $245/week) large paver patio with 6 lounge chairs, umbrella table with 6 chairs, gas grill, 10-15 min walk to beach. Two beach access gates, one at either end of our private beach. Keyless entry on front door and Garage keypad so you don't have to find an office to pick up keys.

Split bdrm design offers 3 king bdrms with complete privacy for 2 couples or is perfect for 2 families. 4th bdrm has twin over queen bunkbed + trundle with memory foam mattresses (this room will sleep 4 in beds). Master has king Tempur-pedic, king # 2 has memory foam, king # 3 has traditional mattress with memory foam topper. Full size crib, Med size crib + Pack & Play (bring your own crib bedding), 2 highchairs, one full size stroller. Large great room with vaulted ceilings & plant shelves open to kitchen and dining room. Why stay in a cramped condo and share a pool with strangers when you can have the privacy and convenience of your own home with private pool! Outside shower to wash off sand.

Garage has coolers, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and a big Gorilla wagon to pull it to the beach. Outside lights are all auto on/off including up-lights on all palm trees, front and back.

New furniture, fully equipped kitchen with Granite countertop and Stainless appliances, separate utility room with full size washer/dryer, Gas Grill on patio, 2 car garage with key pad entry so everyone can come and go without keys. Front door has keyless entry. Great Room has 42 inch Smart TV, DVD,stereo CD shelf system. For children's safety, house has alarms on all doors and windows leading to pool patio, plus second deadbolt up high where kids can't reach. House is approximately 2 blocks (1500 feet) from beach. Walk to our private beach access (see picture) or drive 1/4 mile east to free beach parking by Pompano Joe's beachfront restaurant, beach restrooms and the new handicap beach access. Shower and foot wash available beside beach restrooms. If you walk, beach pavilion has foot wash and house has outside shower. Centrally located to everything in the Destin area: Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Destin Commons Mall, Marina, Harborwalk Village, Baytowne Wharf, Grand Boulevard and wonderful restaurants.

Beds: 3 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper, 2 Cribs, 1 Pack n Play, 2 highchairs, one full size stroller.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4887560

About the area

House is located in Miramar Beach, between Destin and Sandestin in gated beach community, on the beach side of Hwy 98. North entrance is off 98 and south entrance is off Scenic Gulf Dr, close to beach, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Destin Commons Mall. All Destin restaurants are only minutes away, Captain Dave's on the Gulf Pompano Joe's are walking distance. Bike and walking paths along beach, golf cart rentals available Destin is essentially an island with gorgeous white sand beaches on the south and Bay on the north (see aerial photo). It has easy access to deep sea fishing and wonderful seafood shops with fresh fish daily. Gas grill makes it easy to cook fresh fish or shrimp at home. The kids will love Big Kahuna Water Park, race cars, para-sailing, kite-boarding, or best of all, playing on the beautiful white sand beach. Destin has something for everyone!

Getting around

Car is recommended but some of our guests who fly use Uber. Grocery delivery is available from local markets.

Getting here

Confirmation letter has detailed directions from all 3 bridges into the Destin area. Closest airport is Fort Walton Beach (VPS), about 20 min from house. Panama City airport (ECP) is about an hour from house and Pensacola (PNS) is 1.5 - 2 hrs depending on traffic.

Interaction with guest

We enjoy getting to know our guests and will stay in contact before, during and after their vacations. Our confirmation letter provides all access codes and contact information for us and for our local Destin manager. The house has keyless entry so no keys are necessary. House has notebook with Destin activities and restaurant information. Guestbook provided so you can read what other guests have enjoyed. We love feedback from our guests! Our own family loves this house and its set up for all ages, grandparents, parents and grandchildren.

Owner profile

Paradise R.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Mike is a civil engineer and Sherry is an RN. We have owned properties in Destin since 2001 and we love the area!

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Bedroom 4: Bunk bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (42)

42 reviews

“Lovely Vacation Home”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2017

We had a fabulous week at Sherry and Mike's beautiful home. The location is perfect - just a short walk to the beach with easy access. There are great restaurants and shopping nearby. The home is stocked with everything you could ever want/need. Love the pool and private/well landscaped backyard! We'd highly recommend this vacation home and we'll be back soon!

Owner's reply: Thanks Elizabeth! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your nice review. We hope to hear from you again in the future! Sherry & Mike

“family vacation”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2016

we stayed there with our grandkids and daughter and son in law had AWESOME time the house was very nice nice setting and a perfect location! everything was so convient walking to the ocean and the dollar store and anything we drove to was within 5 to 10 minutes had no negative feedback! Sherry and her husband were very nice and helpful!! would go back in a heartbeat thanks!!

Owner's reply: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! The location is one reason we chose this house. We also love how close it is to everything in the Destin area. We hope to hear from you again! Thanks so much! Sherry & Mike


Reviewed 19 Oct 2016

Spent a week in Destin in October, and this house was fantastic - very clean, beautifully decorated, and had all the comforts of home! My kids especially enjoyed the pool and the private access to the beach. Would definitely stay here again!

Owner's reply: Thanks Rhonda for that nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Mike always loves to hear our guests enjoyed the pool because he designed it himself. Our grandkids all love the pool too. We look forward to having you back on your next trip to Destin. Thanks so much! Sherry & Mike


Reviewed 1 Oct 2016

We have been coming to Destin for the past 19 years. We have stayed in several condos and homes. We would both have to say we would rate this home as our favorite. Our top priorities are comfortable beds and private swimming pool. The beds were very comfortable and the pool was totally awesome. The kitchen was very equipped with everything you would need. The bathrooms were great. There were plenty towels and washcloths. The home was very clean. The gated community made us feel very safe and the garage use was an added bonus. We enjoyed the walk to the beach. Just can't say enough good about this home. We would definetly love to return. We always enjoy eating at Dewey Destins, La Paz and the new restaurant , First Watch, next to Publix. The home was close to everything in Destin. Home would be great for families or couples. Can't wait to come back.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Mike designed the pool so he always loves hearing our guests liked it. Thanks also for the restaurant recommendations. We were unaware of the new First Watch restaurant and will try it on our next trip. We look forward to having you back next time you travel to Destin! Thanks! Sherry & Mike

“Beautiful house, excellent location”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016

We rent this house every summer so we are obviously thrilled with everything about it. We've never had any complaints - the house is immaculate, has comfortable beds, is well equipped and in a fantastic location close to the beach, restaurants and nightlife (Pompano Joe's is one of our favorites). The owner/management company are very responsive and accessible if a need arises. I recommend this rental every chance I get!

Owner's reply: Thanks Michelle! We appreciate all our repeat guests and love that you refer us to your friends. We look forward to having you back again on your next trip to Destin! Sherry & Mike

“Absoulutly Wonderful!!!”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2016

We were very happy with our stay at Sherry & Mike Oxner's house. It had everything we needed for our entire family ranging from ages 18 months to 46. We had a great time and felt right at home in their house.

Owner's reply: Merilee, thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you felt right at home and had everything you needed! We hope to hear from you again next time you need a beach vacation! Thanks! Sherry & Mike

“Very well pleased!”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2016

Great neighboorhood quite location, House was very clean, Staff was very nice and helpful would for sure stay here again! I recommend this company and this property!


Reviewed 2 Sep 2015

This house was easy to rent. No problems with the arrangements at all. It was as described and pictured. This year made my second time there. There is so much to see and do in the Destin area that is interesting, and food there is fabulous. The gaited community makes you feel safe, and the back yard pool is just an extra bonus! The house was clean, has nice furnishings, and everything you could want. Kitchen is well supplied with dishes, pots and pans, etc. Garage for the car is nice as well.

Owner's reply: We are so happy your enjoyed your stay! We love our repeat guests and look forward to having you back again! Sherry & Mike

“Spectacular Stay”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2015

Sherry and Mike's house in Destin is such a beauty. The location is perfect because we were at a great distance from all of the Destin attractions. The beach is only a short walk away and we loved having our own pool. Sherry was so helpful before, during and even after our stay! We look forward to visiting Destin again very soon!

“Sea Shells”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2015

First of all: Very Nice Owners to talk with --Home has its own pool , garage,large bedrooms, large den area -great kitchen easy access to home from beaches scenic Hwy and real short exit out back way directly to US Hwy 98 avoids beach traffic = 2 entrances front & back house) has a multitude of items ..( beach toys, chairs , umbrellas available in garage just clean after use and anything you break replace of common courtesy ..._All in all a very nice, home and priced Super------ Would rent it again Richard Conrad Baton Rouge LSU Louisiana_____

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

April, 2011
Mike & Sherry,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us! Our mission was to escape the seemingly endless Wisconsin winter in sunny FL and it couldn't have been more successful! While it was sleeting and snowing back home, we were faced with tasks like choosing to swim in the pool or the ocean. A week of 80 and sunny was exactly what we needed. Your home was our during our week in Paradise. We used the pool every day - so glad for it being there!
Thanks again!
Brett, Bonnie, Ben & Sadie

May 8-11, 2011
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! My 3 little girls enjoyed swimming in your pool after playing on the beach. We are all leaving well rested and the spacious comfort of your home helped!
Trent, Kassie, Hannah, Hallie & Emily

Aug 27 to Sept 3, 2011
Mike & Sherry,
Your home was an answer to our prayers! We were all set to vacation in NC until Hurricane Irene decided to halt our plans. Our family had not vacationed in years and our children were so looking forward to water and sunshine on the coast. We assured them we'd find a great vacation spot and that maybe God would lead us to an even better location........He did! So, we searched online after a co-worker suggested Destin. We came across your lovely home and within 24 hrs our plans were made. We arrived to find your home as lovely and clean as the photos online. The pool was wonderful and the beds were super comfortable! Thank you for sharing your FL home with our family!
Bob, Peggy, Alex, Haley, Chelsey, Isaac, Chase & Drew

Property Reviews
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Eric W.

Great Getaway!

5 of 5 Submitted: Oct 23, 2013 Stayed: Oct 2013
Wonderful house and a relaxing time. Everything you could need is provided to make a vacation relaxing. Both kids loved the pool and the beach toys! Great time for the whole family and look forward to visiting again.

Family holiday in Destin

5 of 5 Submitted: Sep 10, 2013 Stayed: Aug 2013
We have just returned from a week staying at this house in Destin. We absolutely loved it! Mike and Sherry had thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable. We would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday in this area as it is so well placed for all the amenities, fabulous beach on your doorstop, excellent shopping, lovely golf courses etc. It was hard each day to leave the house as the pool is so inviting. Thank you Sherry and Mike, we would love to return if we holiday in Destin again.

Family holiday in Destin

5 of 5 Submitted: Sep 10, 2013 Stayed: Aug 2013
We have just returned from a week staying at this house in Destin. We absolutely loved it! Mike and Sherry had thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable. We would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday in this area as it is so well placed for all the amenities, fabulous beach on your doorstop, excellent shopping, lovely golf courses etc. It was hard each day to leave the house as the pool is so inviting. Thank you Sherry and Mike, we would love to return if we holiday in Destin again. The Wedlock family.

Review from Karen, July 8, 2014:
Wonderful property and the owners were terrific.
The property was everything we needed and more. The owners were so helpful in planning our trip and answered any questions we had immediately. My daughter got married on the beach at Henderson and the house was within 10 minutes. 5 minute walk to the beach and your feet are in the water! I would definitely want to book this house again if the opportunity would arise. Thank you so much, Sherry and Mike!

"The perfect home away from home. "
We were impressed with the great house and pool. We had everything we needed for our week stay. The owners kept in contact with us and gave us some great ideas for things to do. It was easy to get to the beach and we had plenty of beach chairs and toys. A great vacation.
Greg B May 2-9, 2015

Beautiful home. As a family of 8 this was perfect for our entire family. The pool is just the right size! The beach is within walking distance. You really don't have to bring anything with you except clothes, food, laundry soap, beach towels and extra garbage bags. Everything you need to cook with was furnished as well as everything my family needed for the beach and to play in the pool with. It was nice with a 2 year old to have a place with a high chair already in the home. Owners checked on us upon arrival and afterwards to make sure we didn't have any problems. I would recommend to anyone!

Submitted: Jun 12, 2016

We will be back!

Date of Stay
July 16-23, 2016

This home was perfect! There wasn't one thing that we didn't like about it. It was clean, had nice furniture, mattresses were comfortable, TV's in all rooms, shower in the master bedroom was very nice, and they had everything one would need for the kitchen, and for going to the pool. Speaking of pool! The grandchildren loved it. The stairs in the corners were perfect for the kids. The walk to the beach was not bad at all. Restaurant that was our favorite was Pompano Joes. I walked to Bad Ass Coffee every morning and it was a perfect start to the day. We had 8 adults and 2 children and it was perfect! You can tell that the owners take care of their home and that it is well-maintained. We plan on returning next year! Loved it! Thanks for a great family vacation!

Date of stay Aug 6-13, 2016 5 of 5
beautifully decorated, neatly organized, clean

The house was decorated in a lovely and comfortable way. The sofas in the den were very comfy and the dining table was large enough for our entire family. The kitchen was well stocked with all the needed pots, spoons, cups, bowls, measuring cups, etc. I liked also that the kitchen had a pantry type closet for our use. Everything was very clean and orderly, the house was stocked with most everything a family would need. The backyard and pool area were lovely. We rode our bikes to the beach where a bike rack was available for us to lock the bikes while we played on the beach. (It took us about 5 minutes to get to the beach.) There is also a Family Dollar close to the house, we could ride our bikes there in 1 to 2 minutes.