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Simply Paradise, Emerald Shores, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Emerald Shores, Destin Area Vacation Rental House


Only one JULY week open October 16-23! $100 OFF special! Call Today!

Original Price $1,295.00      Deal Price $1,195.00
Don't miss out on this $100 OFF special for this week of OCTOBER!
Validity: 10/16/2021 - 10/23/2021

Linda Mlinarcik
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  •  440-390-8847
    08:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Last Updated: 08/02/2021

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OPEN Oct 16-23 & Thanksgiving week! Simply Paradise! Bonus yard! UVC air purifier added! 2 KING beds

Location....Location....Location! This home is the best location in the gated community of Emerald Shores with a bonus grass yard! This three bedroom home is only 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. It is a two minute walk to the beautiful sugary white sand and emerald crystal clear water of Destin, Florida. Also this home has a huge private grass side yard to enjoy. The only home in Emerald Shores with a large grass back yard. Within two minutes you could be relaxing on the beach or relaxing poolside. The location of Simply Paradise is perfect! Exterior just newly painted in 2021 and all new exterior lighting and new front door!  Always making upgrades to our homes is our top priority to make sure our home stays fresh and inviting to our guests!

This home features a updated kitchen with maple glazed wood cabinetry with easy slide drawers, stainless appliances and gorgeous granite counters with designer tile backsplash! The home has been completely upgraded. The open floor plan layout of the first floor is great for all guests to enjoy. Large designer kitchen with ample counter space and pantry amoire makes it easy to make snacks or full meals while vacationing. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and all the conveniences you need to dine in. Counter dining for six and a beautiful wood carved dining table with eight chairs comfortably sits 10 guests. The living area is open and inviting. Including a QUEEN sleeper sofa. Also the first floor has full size laundry room for your convenience. A half bath with wood ceramic tile floor, pedistal sink, faucet and toilet. The first floor KING master suite with custom wood tile floors, door to patio, double closets, tv, dvd, and includes an attached full bath. The master full bath with large tub and shower has tile floors, mahogany vanity, granite countertops, sink, faucet and toilet. You can enjoy one of the two first floor porches as well overlooking the tropical large side yard.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the second floor. Both bedrooms open with doors to a private balcony overlooking the expansive yard. One bedroom has a KING bed, tv, dvd and large closet. The second room has 2 FULL beds also with a tv, dvd and large closet. A full upgraded bathroom with shower and tub is located on the second floor with all porcelain tile floor, mahogany vanity, backsplash, sink, faucet and toilet.

Also as an extra convenience we offer a wagon, beach toys and 2 beach chairs to share with our guests. The private gated beach pavilion is a one of a kind in the Destin area with bathrooms, rinse showers, seasonal Cafe and a place to park the wagon right on the beach! Having this private beach access makes your days at the beach a convenient two minute walk.

Come enjoy your vacation at Simply Paradise. Great customer service is very important to us and your happiness is our number one concern. Call today to book Simply Paradise for your upcoming vacation!  



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administration fee: $275.00

Online booking direct with homeowner:

We are a weekly vacation home with Saturday to Saturday check in and out.
We do not rent to singles under 25 OR chaperoned groups
Florida tax will be added to the week at 12%
We are a NO smoking home 
We are a NO Pet property so you can be assured we are clean and alergy free

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 9:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • TV/VCR
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Vacuum
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Bike Rentals
  • Local Fitness Center
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Bud & Alley's
  • The Red Bar



Mary Blair

Looking Forward to Rebooking    Jun 09, 2020

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With a heavy heart, due to an unexpected financial burden we were hit with, we had to contact Linda to cancel our planned vacation for this year. We were so excited to get to stay at Simply Paradise as we had discussed all of the cleaning aspects with Linda and felt confident that this was a great choice coming out of the COVID-19 period. We could not have asked for a more gracious, compassionate handling of this situation. Linda is very thorough and we are already looking at dates in the Fall when we can reschedule our Destin getaway! (Our reservation was for 6/27-7/4, but the system will not let me enter that so I am entering today's date so I can post)

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Linda Mlinarcik's reply:

This Covid 19 all hit us unexpectedly and it has been a trying year for all of us. We traveled to Destin ourselves for 3 weeks in May to get our homes sanitized and meet with our husband and wife cleaning staff to assure our properties were ready for the "new normal". We installed UVC lights in all our A/C unity air handlers to purify the air in our homes. Added hand sanitizer when you enter the home and antibacterial wipes to help keep our homes clean before and during our guests stay! We clean all quilts weekly and removed all decor pillows as was a guideline that the CDC recommended. In providing a clean environment for our guests we had a totally booked summer during this pandemic. Guests have enjoyed some much needed vacation and family time with the comfort of knowing our home was clean and ready for check in. WE look forward to your new rebooked stay and feel our guests can enjoy rest and relaxation! WE thank and appreciate ALL our guests!



One of the most enjoyable family vacations ever!    Jun 11, 2017

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We stayed at Simply Paradise in Destin FL with our whole family of 10 (7 adults, 26-66 years old, and 3 grand children, 4-9 years old). It was clearly one of the most enjoyable family vacations ever (and we have taken quite a few). The house was perfect, cool, spacious, every amenity imaginable, most modern appliances, technology, absolutely perfect. Incredible LARGE back yard where the kids played soccer every night and we had great cook outs on the available grills. Plus quick and easy access to the ocean, right in the middle of all restaurants and entertainment. Perfect parking for 3 cars. Great front porch, 3 individual bedrooms with private bathrooms, TV's in every room.  We could not have asked for a better, more affordable, perfect family vacation rental home. We plan to come back. It was truly perfect and Linda, who owns it, Could Not have been any nicer or accommodating.
John O
from OHIO

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Linda Mlinarcik's reply:

We are so pleased that you enjoyed all the details of our home! I like to hear the kids enjoyed the huge grass yard to play soccer and having family cookouts:) We look forward to your return!


Mary B.

Wonderful    Jul 15, 2016

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Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your house is and it worked perfect for the 6 of us. The boys loved the backyard. The 4 year old loved all the beach toys. The kitchen had everything we needed. Loved the distance from the house to the beach. We saw and did a lot in the week. We would recommend the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise. So much fun. Thank you for all your help with my questions. We are all having beach with drawl today. Can't wait till we can come again and stay at your home.

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Linda Mlinarcik's reply:

We enjoy hearing about how much fun our guests have in the huge grass backyard our home has! It is truly a "one of a kind". Happy you found the kitchen stocked with everything you needed to eat in! I am always accessible to answer any questions as guests inquire about our home and during their vacation stay. My goal is to be sure our guests have a relaxing and wonderful vacation! Look forward to your return:)


Mary B.

Perfect for the 6 of us    Jul 15, 2016

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Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your house is and it worked perfect for the 6 of us. The boys loved the backyard. The 4 year old loved all the beach toys. The kitchen had everything we needed. Loved the distance from the house to the beach. We saw and did a lot in the week. We would recommend the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise. So much fun. Thank you for all your help with my questions. We are all having beach with drawl today. Can't wait till we can come again and stay at your home. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. My Response We are happy to hear your first trip to Destin was so eventful and fun! The yard is a true bonus that our home offers and glad your family enjoyed it. We look forward to your return as we appreciate all our guests and hope we can accommodate your vacation needs for years to come:) Edit your Response


Barb S.

Just GREAT !!    Mar 25, 2016

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This year was the second year in a row we stayed here. Wish we could stay forever!!!! It is so easy to work through the rental application but more importantly the house is great. Bring your food and everything is there. House is in a condition where you immediately feel comfortable. Linda defines "customer service". If there is a concern or problem she addresses it. The destin beach is a short walk and they are so beautiful. The kids love the yard and all the beach supplies. We hope we can get back.

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Linda Mlinarcik's reply:

We are already awaiting your third visit this March! We appreciate your continued loyalty to our home and am happy I provide you with good customer service. Every year I upgrade and detail our homes to be sure they have everything our guests need for a worry free week! Enjoy 2017 and many years to come at Simply Paradise:)