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1 / 24 The Retreat in Frangista Beach! 25 Yards from private beach access.



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Description from owner

"The Retreat" Located in the coastal community of Miramar Beach just east of Destin, is custom built luxury Beach Home with a heated private pool, located a mere 25 yards from the Gulf of Mexico in the highly desirable community of Frangista Beach! Our Mediterranean style beach home is professionally decorated with the finest appointments throughout. The Retreat has over 2600 square feet of indoor luxury living space, 300 square feet of beautiful balconies providing great views and a very spacious, tropical backyard great for dining, relaxing, sun bathing and swimming!

The FIRST FLOOR of the home boasts 10 foot ceilings, beautiful custom concrete floors and custom counter tops. The Retreat's open floor plan includes a fully stocked kitchen with a large dining area, breakfast bar, and a spacious living room with 55' Plasma TV/DVD with Bluetooth sound bar for your TV or musical enjoyment, and lightning fast Wi-Fi!! . The fully equipped utility room includes a new washer and dryer. The first floor also includes a large bedroom with a King Bed and private full bathroom.

The SECOND FLOOR has 3 bedrooms

The first is a HUGE 26' X 14' Private Master Suite boasting a spacious private bathroom/shower, King bed, sitting room with couch and a 60' Plasma TV/DVD with Bluetooth sound bar for your TV or musical enjoyment. Additionally, the private access to the second floor veranda walks offers beautiful views of our Frangista Beach Community!

Second Floor: Upstairs you will find 3 additional bedrooms. First is the 26’ x 14’ spacious Master Suite with king bed, private large bathroom/ shower, full size couch, 2 chairs and a 60” LCD TV with sound bar capable of playing your music library of your smart phones and the second story veranda with great views of Frangista Beach. The second bedroom is a large bunk bedroom with 3 bunk beds (4 queen’s/2 full’s), a 50” LCD TV/DVD and Xbox 360 for the kids enjoyment. The forth bedroom is an average sized room with a queen bed and a 32” LCD TV. The Bunk room and forth bedroom share a larger Jack and Jill bathroom with 2 sinks and a bath/shower.

Perhaps the most treasured asset of The Retreat is our spacious and tropical backyard entertaining area!! After spending the day at the beach, The Retreat offers our guests a truly private backyard experience boasting a heated 24' x 12' pool, LED colored pool lights and surrounded by over 25 beautiful palm trees and a spacious deck area great for dining, swimming and relaxing.

'The Retreat' is located a mere 25 Yards from our communities 1100' private beach. We are located right off of SCENIC GULF DRIVE which runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico and is great for those who enjoy walking, jogging, biking, etc. Additionally, this home is within walking distance of 2 great beach restaurants, Pompano Joe’s and The Whale’s Tail and 30 seconds from the great Hawaiian “Bad Ass Coffee” shop! Also The Retreat is a very short walk from a fine wine/gourmet food shoppe, Dairy Queen and bike/scooter rentals. A full size grocery store, Destin Commons and the Silver Sands shopping mall is a mere 5 minute drive away!

In addition to the world famous beaches, Destin also offers many wonderful beachside family restaurants that have open air gulf view seating, world class sport fishing and sightseeing from one of Florida’s largest fishing fleets, numerous world class golf courses, first class shopping at one of Destin’s many new outlet malls, and family activities galore at one of Destin’s many kid’s go-cart/mini-golf and entertainment parks.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 5 Queen Beds, 2 Double Beds, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4904009

About the area

"The Retreat" is located in the upscale home community of Frangista Beach right off of Scenic Gulf Drive! In addition to the world famous beaches, Destin also offers many wonderful beachside family restaurants that have open air gulf view seating, world class sport fishing and sightseeing from one of Florida's largest fishing fleets, numerous world class golf courses, first class shopping at one of Destin's many new outlet malls. "The Retreat" is located between Pompano Joe's and The Whales Tail restaurants.



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Family vacation at The Retreat”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2016

The house was perfect for all our needs. The bunk room slept all 5 kids perfectly. All of the beds in the house were comfortable. The dining room table was large enough for our family dinners. The pool was great. It was nice just to be able to hang out together in the backyard. It was a perfect location. Walked right across the street to the beach and right around the corner to the local coffee shop and pizza place. Would recommend it highly.

“A touch of Paradice”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

That you John. Your incredible house made a dream vacation for my family.I believe we all got a glimpse of heaven.Everything was perfect.No problems, had a great time.I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.Look forward to seeing you next year. Robert and Gina Steffes.

“Loved, loved, loved it!!!”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2015

I am a hotel snob. I like them new, upscale & clean. When I walked in to this home in Miramar Beach I was afraid I made a mistake. I thought it needed a little upgrading. I was so wrong. One walk thru and I had such a sense of comfort, as did my family. It was clean & very well equipped. The owner was easy to get ahold of and very responsive to our wants & needs. I called him with a question not a problem but he took care of it immediately. My granddaughter has leukemia so we wanted a private pool. Never done that before. Don't know if I could go without a private pool again. This pool was perfect. The pool people came 2X's while we were there to make sure it was clean & PH was balanced. Thanks. We had a 5 year old with us & was so grateful for the alarm on the door leading to the pool. Couldn't be any closer to the beach without being ON it. The houses are a little close together but our yard was so big & well placed you don't even notice & were not bothered by neighbor noises. Great little coffee shop about 10 yards from our front door along with a dairy queen, pizza place, bike and scooter rental and an Alvin's type place. Good, safe walking trail and a couple restaurants you could even walk to. Traffic was a breeze compared to Destin traffic on 98. Grocery store was close. I don't think I'll ever go back to Destin. I found my new home away from home at The Retreat. I'm retired & was a little worried about the price but you get your moneys worth here and I have absolutely no regrets. Again, thank you to Mr. Hennessey, the owner, for a very, fun relaxing vacation. I returned home kicking & screaming - I wanted to stay another week, month, year. :) Look for me there next year. I Will Be Back!!!

“All went as promised”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2015

The Retreat is a great place to stay perfectly located and extremely comfortable, we had a blast . Went fishing on the boat John recommended and caught 6 (our limit) 40 to 80 lb amberjack and about 30 more we kept and about 30 thrown back. You will be dissappointed here.

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