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The Front Porch, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

The Retreat at Miramar, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

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Last Updated: 10/19/2021

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5 King Bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, 2 Queen Beds, 7 Built-in bunks - Total: 7 Bedrooms; 14 Beds; 7.5 Bath (Sleeps 21)
This beautiful home sits on a corner lot in a private community and features incredible amenities to make your stay a dream - including not one but TWO fully loaded game rooms. The only house in the Retreat that can park 9 cars. Conveniently located near vacation hotspots like Destin, Sandestin, Seaside, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach, plus only a three minute golf cart ride away from the beach, you'll be at the center of all the Emerald Coast has to offer! 


From mid-May to mid-August there is a 7 night minimum.
Your vacation house is just a three minute golf cart drive to the Miramar Beach (beach parking) access with your COMPLIMENTARY six person street legal golf cart! Or just an easy 7 minute walk.    
Our team is onsite daily or just a phone call/text message away from 8 AM to 5 PM six days a week and for emergencies on Sundays.
Not what you need We have 20+ houses in Miramar Beach & Destin Area. Contact us for additional listings.


King Room w/ Private Bath   ◊   Kitchen   ◊ Living Area   ◊   Outdoor Grill Station & Patio Dining   ◊   Laundry Room #1   ◊ Half Bath
As its name Front Porch suggests, the outdoor spaces that this luxury villa provides are some of the highlight focal points. Before even entering the home, guests will see the inviting outdoor dining area with seating for 12, as well as the home's Green Egg charcoal grill station, perfect for those fun, grill-out mealtimes!
Inside the Front Porch, the first floor welcomes guests into a brightly lit living area and full kitchen with dining area. The living area features large windows that allow in streams of natural light, relaxing sofa and armchair seating, and an excellent vantage point for your entertainment of choice playing on the large, wall-mounted smart TV. 
The fully loaded kitchen has everything you need when it comes to cooking for large groups, plus, guests will appreciate the large pantry for extra out-of-the-way food storage. The kitchen features high-end, stainless steel appliances such as a professional series oversized fridge & freezer, oven and stove range, microwave, toaster, and a coffee maker that can use both Keurig pods and coffee pot. In addition, guests will also find a handy KitchenAid blender, as well as plenty of cookware and dinnerware. The long dining table sits in the center of the kitchen with seating for 12, while still leaving plenty of maneuvering room around it. 
Beyond the living area and kitchen is the first floor King bedroom with a private bathroom, which can be appealing for guests who cannot or prefer not to climb stairs. While each bedroom is unique in decoration design, all King bedrooms will include a large smart TV,  and a closet with hangers and luggage stand. The private bathroom attached to this King room offers a double sink space, large walk-in tiled shower, plus an elegant stand-alone bathtub, and a separate toilet room.
The first floor is home to a walk-in laundry room, featuring an oversized washer & dryer. It also provides an iron, ironing board, counter and cabinet space. 

Game Room #1   ◊   Coffee/Kitchenette Station   ◊  King Room w/ Private Bath (2)   ◊   Queen Room w/ Private Bath   ◊   Laundry Station #2   ◊   Balcony
Up the stairs leads guests to the second floor Game Room, which will not disappoint! Included in this space is Karaoke stage, a wall mounted game station with over 3,400 different arcade games for up to 2 players at a time, Shuffleboard, a big screen TV, along with two armchairs and  comfortable sofa seating, as if that's not enough to excite you, just wait until we get to the third floor game room!
Guests who stay at the Front Porch will undoubtedly find themselves spending ample time on the second floor balcony. This space can only be described as "massive" when it comes to balconies, and provides excellent hang out space with two cushioned couches, an armchair, two lounge chaises, plus a round dining table with seating for another 4. The outdoor TV sits on the balcony wall, beautifully surrounded by deep green faux foliage.
The second floor also features a coffee/kitchenette station with a Keurig coffee maker, a stainless steel and glass mini fridge/drink cooler, plus some cabinet and counter space. 
French doors just off the game room area open to a second laundry station, with oversized washer and dryer. 
The room accommodations on the second floor are two King rooms with private bathrooms and one Queen room (featuring 2 Queen beds) with a private bathroom. 
One of the King room bathrooms features a single sink/vanity and walk-in tiled shower layout. The other King room bathroom features French doors that open to reveal two, extra-long single sink vanities, a stand-alone bathtub, plus a walk-in tiled shower, and a separate toilet room. 
The double Queen room comes with a smart TV and a large closet with shelving space, hangers, and luggage stand. The attached private bathroom has a single sink/vanity and walk-in tiled shower layout. 

Game Room #2 with Triple bunk   ◊   Bunk Room   ◊ Full Bathroom   ◊ King Room w/ Private Bath (2)   ◊ Coffee/Kitchenette Station  ◊ Balcony   
On the third floor guests will find the additional, fully loaded game room area. This space features a triple bunk bed (3 twin-size beds) and contains an array of entertainment options including a Ping pong table, a foosball coffee table, a second arcade game station, giant Connect Four, large wood Jenga blocks, wall-mounted Scrabble, a kids car mat and cars, plus a cabinet full of other board games, card games, Dominos, puzzles, and more. And of course there's also a large smart TV. It also has two closets with shelving, hangers, and luggage stands to help with out-of-the way luggage storage for the game room bunk guests. 
Just like the second floor, the third floor also has a coffee/kitchenette station with a Keurig machine and mini fridge/drink cooler.
The third floor balcony will have a special appeal for younger kids, featuring a playhouse and kid-size picnic table they can enjoy all to themselves. Adults and older kids can also enjoy the comfortable cushioned couch and armchair seating with third floor views of the neighborhood and two wall-mounted ring toss games for entertainment.  
Third floor King room 1 (Master) - This King room features a large walk-in closet that can accommodate a fully set up crib (crib is included with the home), providing a quiet, dark space for littles to slumber peacefully. The attached bathroom has His and Her sinks, a walk-in tiled shower, separate toilet room, and linen closet. 
Third floor King Room 2 - has an attached private bathroom with a single sink/vanity and walk-in shower layout. 
The bunk room features 2 built-in bunk beds (4 twin-size beds total) with fun, individual colored lighting that each bunk guest can control with their own remote. 
The third floor also provides all bunk guests a stand-alone full bathroom with a single sink and tub/shower layout. 

Your vacation house is  just a two minute golf cart drive with the COMPLIMENTARY six person street legal golf cart ($175 a day value). Park in the large parking lot by Pompano Joe’s beach access. It has an ADA service ramp with restrooms and showers. If you prefer to walk, it is an easy 7 minute walk. 

Enjoy beautiful sunsets, white sands, happy hour drinks, beach shade/chair rental, parasailing, kayaking, bonfires, and more! Details and links to services provided in your welcome email. 


Your vacation house is located in a private community called the “Retreat at Miramar”.   Guests also have full access to the 90' long private retreat pool and spacious lounge, dining, and grilling pavilion.  

It's a perfect space for cookouts, with 7 Green Egg charcoal grills (charcoal provided) and for cooling off in the pool, or simply letting the kids splash away while the adults hang out within range of little ones. Watch sports, movies and more on the 5 big screen TV’s while you lounge in the comfortable couches under the covered area.

Guests are also welcome to fish in the community pond behind the pool area (catch and release).
BULLETED LIST - Amenity specs by Room type:
KING ROOMS include: 
• High quality King bed & bedding 
• High end furnishings such as bedside tables, lamps, and dressers 
• Smart TV 
• Private full bathroom
• Closet with hangers & luggage stand
QUEEN ROOM includes:
• Two high quality Queen beds & bedding
• High end furnishings such as bedside tables, lamps, and dressers 
• Smart TV 
• Private full bathroom
• Closet with hangers & luggage stand
BUNK ROOM includes: 
• Sturdy, built-in twin size beds (can sleep adults too) 
• Individual bunk lighting 
• Single OR His & Her Sinks 
• Large, walk-in tile shower 
• Stand-alone bathtub* 
• Fresh towels
• One set complimentary toilet paper
• One set complimentary essentials
LIVING AREA includes: 
• Comfortable sofa and armchair seating 
• Large smart TV 
KITCHEN includes:
• Professional series oversized fridge & freezer
• High end oven/range
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Coffee maker
• Dishwasher
• Kitchen Aid Mixer
• Fully stocked with cooking and dining ware
DINING AREA includes:
• Long table with seating for 12
• Big screen TV
• Green Egg Grill with charcoal bricks provided
• Counter space for food prep and serving
• Overhead fan
• Dining seating for 12
GAME ROOM #1 includes:
• Karaoke set and built-in stage
• Shuffleboard
• Arcade Game Station #1
• Big screen TV
• Couch & armchair seating
• Coffee/mini fridge station
GAME ROOM #2 includes:
• Triple bunk (3 twin-size beds)
• Big screen TV
• Armchair seating
• Ping pong table
• Foosball coffee table
• Arcade game station #2
• Giant Connect Four
• Giant Jenga 
• Kids car mat
• Wall-mounted Scrabble
• Board games, card games, puzzles
• Coffee/mini fridge station
• Oversized washer & dryer
• Counter and cabinet space*
• Iron and ironing board*
• 2 laundry soap pods
BALCONY (2nd FLOOR) includes:
• Cushioned outdoor seating for 8+
• Outdoor round dining table and 4 chairs
• Outdoor TV
• Front facing view of community
BALCONY (3rd FLOOR) includes:
• Cushioned outdoor seating for 4+
• Kids playhouse
• Kid-sized picnic table
• Two wall-mounted ring toss games
GARAGE includes:
• 6 person golf cart
• Dyson vacuum
COMMON AREA includes:
• 90' long pool  (7:00 AM to 10:30 PM)
• 22 uncovered lounge chairs on pool deck 
• Multiple covered, cushioned couches
• 7 Green Egg charcoal grills with counter space 
• 4 large dining tables poolside: two tables seat 6 each, two seat 10+ each 
• 2 picnic tables pond side: one covered next to 4 grills, one uncovered 
• Walking path around pond 
• 5 big screen TVs with remotes 
• Men and Women’s bathrooms
• 2 outdoor shower/sand wash off stations 
• Drinking fountains
*Included in at least one of this room type.
PARKING: The driveway can accommodate up to 4 cars. For additional parking, please use only designated parking spots in the community by the mailboxes. Please do not block streets or sidewalks.

*VIP SERVICES: Additional V.I.P. services are available including babysitting, grocery delivery, local entertainment options, and more. Setup info will be included in your confirmation email.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - We are taking multiple precautions to ensure each guests health and wellness during your stay including:
• Disinfecting all hard surfaces; i.e.. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, toilets, faucets, and sinks with a disinfectant known to kill COVID-19. (As recommended by the CDC).


Complementary six person, street legal golf cart for easy commute to the beach, shopping or out to eat!
High Speed, Reliable Internet for work and/or streaming.
Hulu+TV in every room with Live and On Demand TV from 65+ top 
channels including sports and news. Plus, stream full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, current episodes, and more.
Sand wash-off station on the side of the house.
Chris Harper, owner/operator of Destin Dreamers, built luxury homes for 15 years and keeps the house well maintained, bringing comments from Guests that it “looks like the pictures”. 
Central AC and Heat (for winter months)
External security cameras in the private community.
Shared private pool within community, including lounge area and 7 Green Egg Grills with Charcoal Provided!
Personal greeting & welcome gift from our team who will be available throughout your stay for any issues that arise.
Starter packs including toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, shampoos, and laundry detergent are provided. Please plan accordingly, purchase additional items at any local store depending on length of stay.
Additional peace of mind with an included $10,000 accidental insurance for damages in the house ($100 deductible). 
**Reservations made 24 hours before check-in will have a 6:00 pm check-in time, unless we get the house clean early. We will let you know.
**Guest of record must be age 25+ and stay at the house each night.



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  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • Keypad
  • Linens
  • Linens provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking space
  • Private Entrance
  • Self Check-In
  • Towels
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Essentials
  • Game Room
  • Hangers
  • Linen provided
  • Bed Linens
  • Safety Card
  • High speed internet
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Communal Pool
  • Unheated outdoor pool shared
  • Outdoor pool shared
Kitchen and Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • BBQ
  • Cooking Basics
  • Sub-Zero Freezer
  • Sub-Zero Refrigerator
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Game room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Large Flat-screen
  • Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central heating
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Decked area
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Other Long Term Renters
  • Long Term Stays Allowed
  • Minimum Age of 25+ to rent and stay.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Sports Activities
  • Bay
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Reef
  • Water Parks
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo
  • Winery Tours
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
Location Types
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Near Ocean
  • Town
Changeover/Arrival Day
  • 24Hr Check-In
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports and Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf
  • Golf course on site or within 15 min walk
  • Golf course within 30 min drive
  • Golf Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Skiing Water
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • Tubing Water
  • Watersports nearby
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Hiking trips
  • Hunting
  • Cycling trips
  • Fishing Fly
  • Snorkeling / Diving
  • Boat available
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Deep-Sea & Bay Fishing
Local Features
  • ATM Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services
  • Babysitting
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Private yard
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Patio
  • Patio Or Balcony
Family Friendly Amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Childrens Books and Toys
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Crib
  • Game Console
  • Not Necessary
  • Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Tumble dryer
Safety Features
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Fire Contact
  • Emergency Medical Contact
  • Emergency Police Contact
  • Test Test TEST
  • Self Check In / Check Out
  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that's at least 60ºC
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfection


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
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic


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