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6 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

Summers Dreams, your luxurious vacation home, is located in a very well-kept, private gated community called Emerald Waters Village in Miramar Beach, FL.

In the spring of 2019 we upgraded several rooms in our home and replaced beds and bedding, among other things. The pictures you see were taken after the updates.

Our beautiful, family-oriented, home is a three-story, 5000 square foot luxury 7 bedroom home - professionally designed to allow for 3 – 4 families to make wonderful vacation memories together – just as our family does. Our home has comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 22 people in beds. 24 guests maximum in our home.

We worked with a professional designer to assist with making our home as beautiful as possible. Custom colors throughout our home gives it an elegant beach vibe. We purchased high quality furnishing and bedding for the entire house. Rohn, Tommy Bahama, Broyhill Pottery Barn, Donna Karen and Ralph Lauren home just to name a few.

A whole house Sonos sound system is included.

We have custom paintings and art pieces from local artists throughout our home. Our super high ceilings make our home feel very spacious.

The well-appointed first floor holds a stunning foyer, crown molding (which is located throughout the entire home), a huge family room with plenty of seating and a flat screen TV, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the patio and pool, dining room (one table holds 8 people and another table holds 6 people, with seating for 10 people on the patio). You read that correctly. We wanted to make sure everyone could eat together if you wanted to! We include a high chair and two booster seats for little ones.

Enjoy upscale amenities in the fully loaded gourmet kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops (2 stools at the counter), regular coffee pot as well as a Keurig, dishwasher, ice maker and all the cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and silverware needed to cook a gourmet meal for your family and friends. People have held their family’s Thanksgiving dinner in this spacious area.

Our family-oriented home also includes a regular sized crib in first floor king suite, pack-and-play in one of the 2nd floor king suites and another pack-and-play in the closet of the king suite on the 3rd floor. We also include an umbrella stroller! As well as games and huge bean bags on the 3rd floor.

Also, on the 1st floor is a very spacious and lovely king master suite which has two walk-in closets (heated and cooled where a crib is located), a large flat screen TV and the master bathroom has a wonderfully large walk-in travertine natural stone shower, a soaker tub and a two-bowl granite sink. This is perfect if you have older family members who have trouble climbing steps.

The pool is one of the largest in the area. There is a large 18" deep shelf for babies and toddlers to enjoy with Mom and Dad. The large shelf is often home base for games our kids play in the pool. Our covered patio area allows family to be outside with everyone without being in the sun. We have lounge and Adirondack chairs around the pool.

The pool area includes a pergola area that has a round table with three chairs and a large gas grill. For safety, both patio gates by the pool latch automatically so little children cannot get to the pool area unattended. There is a shower head in the driveway to rinse off the sand when returning from the beach.

Destin has the whitest and cleanest beaches in the world. When you are ready to sink your toes in the sugary sand, there is a private beach entrance that is only a three-minute walk away for Emerald Waters Village visitors. There is a 3-way stop at the corner where you cross the street to our private beach entrance which makes it safer to cross. And the walk is easy for small children.

The second floor has three lovely and tranquil king bedrooms suites with private bath and flat screen TVs. All bathrooms have walk-in natural stone showers and granite counters. There is a pack and play in one of the heated and air-conditioned large closets of one of the king suites. Perfect for little ones. You can plug in a baby monitor in the closet to listen for and watch your baby as well.

The 2nd floor also includes a Billiards room with an 8 foot pool table, leather love seat, 60" SmartTV and 6 chairs. The room is for families wanting to hang out and enjoy some time together. There is a small refrigerator and granite counter top with an ice bucket so you can have cold drinks in the room.

We also provide a large covered patio (11 feet by 16 feet) off the 2nd floor family room that overlooks the pool area. This patio includes a couch and two large comfortable chairs. It's the perfect place to get away and read a magazine or book. Teenagers also love using this balcony when they a break from the little ones.

The 3rd floor includes our 3rd family room that is designed to be kid friendly. We have a king suite bedroom on the 3rd floor as well as a private hall bathroom. There are two darling bunk rooms painted in bright colors. Each bunks room has 4 bunk beds and dresser and closet. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom between one of the bunk rooms and the king bedroom suite. The king bedroom suite is a good size room and is decorated in greens and blues with flat screen TV, dresser and closet. The person(s) in this room can use the hall bath for their private bath.

The large family room includes a flat screen with DVD, pull-out couch, two huge bean bags that holds 2-3 kids (each). We also have a Foosball table. In the hallway is a 16-foot shuffleboard table for competition games. There is a table for four where kids can play cards, color or whatever they want.

If you are still reading our description thank you! Our home is perfect for families of all sizes and has more room that most other rental homes that will prove to be much appreciated by the end of the week. We also rent our own home so you are working directly with the owner on everything. We respond quickly to any and all issues before or during your stay.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 8604708

About the area

Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach. There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running. Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home. We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well. Famous Pompano Joe's and The Whale's Tail restaurants are only 1/4 mile away. We walk there all the time. There is an Alvin's Island right across the street and has everything you need for a week at the beach. Including ice cream! Our kids walk over there at least twice a week to look around. There is Coffee right down the street. And a scooter rental store right next door to that.

Getting around

VPS airport is 20 minutes from our home. Depending on traffic. Panama City airport is 50 minutes from our home. We have room for 4-5 vehicles in our driveway with additional parking in the cul de sac and by the south community pool.

Interaction with guest

Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for several years. We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget. Our daughters are active in all sorts of activities. So, like you, our lives are very busy. The beach gives us a chance to unplug and relax. We do not rent to just anyone. We are only willing to rent to families that will treat our home like it was their own. We have no interest in renting to college kids (or by their parents). We love the idea of families coming together and making memories. That's why we have a master suite on the first floor. It allows you to brin

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Gregg S.
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Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for years. We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget. Our daughters are active in all sorts of a...

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Damage deposit: $600.00
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed
    Bedroom 4: King bed
    Bedroom 5: King bed
    Bedroom 6: 2 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 7: 2 Bunk Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Children's pool
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 6 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (4)

4 reviews

“Spring break”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2015

The house is beautifully. The pictures do not begin to do this place justice. The heated pool was wonderful. My toddler loved the tanning shelf. It was like a private baby pool:) The owner responded to my texts within 15 mins and was very approachable. We had an issue with the smoke detectors going off and he had a repair person there and changing batteries within 30 minutes. We will be returning to the house in the future!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your vacation!

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This house was fantastic for our four families! The location is just a short walk to the beach. The house is beautifully decorated, has comfortable beds, roomy bedrooms and beautiful bathrooms. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for cooking and has plenty of space to gather for large "family" dinners. We paid for the pool to be heated and it was great for the kids to swim in, even on the rainy days we had. It was obvious this house was planned out well for adults and children. Three different "areas" for people to hang out and have fun. Our boys loved the "man cave", all the kids loved the third floor rec room and everyone enjoyed the large couch space and kitchen area for movies and games on the first floor. We had 4 great days of beautiful sunshine and were thankful for the beach chairs provided! The owners have thought of everything you need to make a beach vacation fun! Would highly recommend this house!
Recommended for: Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

It's been over a week and we are still talking about how nice the home and location were. The house is spacious and has a getaway spot for everyone on every level. The kids had the third floor with games, quiet relaxation indoors and out on the second floor, and heated pool, entertainment, and eating on the first floor. Wow! And if you really want to get away the beach is only a 1/2 block away (football on the beach was great!). This house has been one of the best places we have ever stayed in 7 years of family vacationing. Really, there is not a bad room in the house, so large families should have no problem deciding who gets which room. This is one place we would like to stay again. Thanks Gregg for a wonderful family vacation at your home.

We had everything we needed and had plenty of space for 22 people. The pool was a lifesaver...when you have 11 kids especially. Everything was perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

This was a great place to be together with our family. The beach was beautiful and the pool was great so nice at the end of the day. The owner thought of a lot of things to make your vacation easier (large washer and dryer).

We had the privilege to be the 2nd renters for this great house ! We came with our families of 13 counting my husband and my self.The house was layed out perfectly with all our teens on the 3rd floor , our adults on the 2nd and my husband and I on the first floor. The walk to the beach was easy and the pool at the end of the day was so refreshing and our kids loved it and used it alot ! It took us a couple of days to figure out how much fun the jets to the pool were. We did get to experience storm "Debby "on Sunday with rain and some high winds yet we just shopped, played shuffelboard, and other games, watched movies and waited on the sun.It was a great week! We had pictures taken on the beach and we renewed our vows in front of the grill as our children expressed there appreciation for our 50th wedding anniversary.The place is wonderful for all ages,the walk to the beach was nice, the patience of Gregg was so appreciated ! We have and will recommend this place to our friends and of course on the first day there the picture of the front and back of the house went out on (social media place that we can't mention) as did 110 other pictures. Hope this will help you Gregg as you build your book of repeat business. Thanks again ! p.s. the Ocean Grill Restaurant was very nice and the food was great !

My family and I spent a wonderful week in this absolutely beautiful home in a very nice neighborhood. There were 10 of us (5 children from 3-12) and it is spacious enough for the kids to be running around but not interfering with the adults visiting. The kids loved the 3rd floor kids area with foosball table, TV/DVD and shuffleboard. Of course, the pool was a plus for them. The beds were very comfortable for everyone. The walk to the beach was easy and there are many things to do not far away. It is tastefully furnished but yet liveable. The owners were very easy to work with. Everything we needed in the kitchen was available and found it was set up perfectly for fixing a family meal. From the pictures thought maybe it would be too small but it was not. A shopping mall was close by and many specialty shops. Of course, our favorite thing is trying out new restaurants and found many wonderful restaurants in the area. Right down the road is Pompano Joe's - one of our favorites! Back Porch, AJ's, lots of wonderful food. The children of course loved the Race Track park with all the rides. I would highly recommend this house for a family vacation or just a group of friends. You would not regret it. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home. We will for sure be there every year.

We stayed here with 4 other family's which included a total of 24 people and we absolutely loved everything about this house! It's simply beautiful, spacious, clean and the location is perfect. The pool was a highlight for our group. Bedrooms were all spacious but the two masters were amazing! The boys (12 teenagers) loved the third floor. The only issue was one with the pool (not heated) when we first arrived but it was swiftly fixed. And it was just due to the pool Maintenance man being behind because of a storm that hit the night before. Other than that all things were as expected and I only mention it to assure you if there was an issue it will be ratified quickly. Gregg and Margret made this a stress free and easy vacation to plan. We would highly recommend this to anybody.