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Private Gated 3bd/2bth 7 min walk to beach, Miramar Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Emerald Shores, Miramar Beach Vacation Rental House


SUPER SALE August 3-10 $275 per night (7 nights) Book Now!

Original Price $2,275.00      Deal Price $1,975.00
SUPER SALE for August 3-10. $275.00 per night (7 night min). Total with taxes (12%) and fees ($335) will be only $2547 for the week-BOOK NOW!
Validity: 7/9/2024 - 8/3/2024

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Last Updated: 07/12/2024

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NEW! Gated Community 3bed/2bth home, walk to beach, 2 pools

Welcome to the brand new Sandpiper Cottage!

Don't let the word 'cottage' in the name mislead you → This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has ample space for 8 people!

Close to Beach - The charming coastal gem located in the exclusive family-friendly subdivision of Emerald Shores in Miramar Beach will keep you coming back year after year. The cul-de-sac location is perfect for the family beach vacation of your dreams. The home is a 5-10 minute walk to the beach OR you can take the FREE beach tram which runs continuously 9am - 5pm daily during peak season, weather permitting.

Best Beach Access in the Area - The Emerald Shores Beach Pavilion has the VERY BEST BEACH ACCESS in the entire area! The exclusive beach pavilion offers private, gated beach access, private restrooms with changing areas (no long treks back to the house), outdoor showers, beach chair and umbrella rental services, parking for the beach cart, and our own private snack bar. The beach pavilion is located directly across from Leeward Key, very near Kenny D's beach bar on Scenic Gulf Drive. To access the beach you simply walk 5-8 minutes from Sandpiper Cottage OR you can take the free beach tram.

Wristbands for the Beach - A non-refundable HOA fee of $30 per reservation will be collected on-site when you check-in at the beach pavilion. The fee is payable by credit card only. Wristbands are required for ages 13 and up. The reserving guest will need to provide the beach attendant with evidence of your current lease agreement with a valid ID. The number of wristbands issued may not exceed the number of guests on the reservation.  All guests age 13 and up should wear wristbands while at the pool areas, around the pavilion, and at the beach. Please reach out if you have questions about this HOA policy. It is a one-time $30 resort fee that covers the entire household.

Sandpiper Cottage Features - The single story flows easily from the common areas to the bedrooms and is perfect for families young and old who don't want stairs! The home features an open concept layout with a high vaulted ceiling. The beautifully appointed main areas flow together for relaxing family gatherings in the spacious living room, dining room, and kitchen. The walk-in pantry/laundry room is conveniently located directly off the kitchen. The house sleeps eight people in three beautifully decorated bedrooms with large closets and a sofa bed in the living room. Two full bathrooms have plenty of storage and hooks for all your beach towels. The master bedroom features a full-size desk in an office nook - perfect if you need to "work from home" while at the beach! You'll enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi for TV streaming apps and the TVs also have basic cable.
Recent updates with all new paint, new flooring, new finishes, and new furnishings give Sandpiper Cottage its relaxing clean coastal charm.

Bed and Bath Details - The primary bedroom features a king bed, side tables, a tall chest of drawers with tons of storage, a full-size desk, a wall-mounted 4K smart TV, and a ceiling fan. The ensuite bathroom features a large double vanity, separate shower, Jacuzzi tub and huge walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a king bed with side tables, a small storage chest, cable TV, large closet and a ceiling fan. The full-size guest bath located next to the second bedroom, includes a shower/tub combo, 8 hooks for all the beach towels. The third bedroom, designed for children, has a twin bed with a trundle, a tall chest of drawers for storage and a closet. If you have young children, you'll appreciate the portable high chair and portable crib during your stay.

Beach Toys & Family Fun Night Games - Additional features that make Sandpiper Cottage ready for family fun include a fully stocked beach closet with chairs, boogie boards, skimmer boards, all kinds of buckets, shovels and molds to make sand castles and many other toys for children of all ages. We include a large beach cart, rolling cooler, beach umbrella and other beachy items. For family fun night or rainy day activities we have a wide variety of games, cards, and puzzles for kids ages 2-80. We even include an extra HDMI cable already attached with a power strip for those kids (and adults) traveling with their game console!

Calling all Chefs - If you're cooking for the crew, you'll love the open kitchen fully stocked with all the extras: chef's knives, cutting boards, baking pan, sheet pans, new blender, new toaster, new double Keurig with full-size coffee pot and individual K-cup function. There is even a Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville machine for frozen slushies and smoothies. Enjoy your own private gas grill right outside for the perfect summer barbecues!

Emerald Shores Neighborhood - Emerald Shores is a private gated community with 2 pools, a basketball course and a tennis court. The central pool is heated in winter. This is a family friendly environment designed for walking and biking. There is a bike rental stand nearby (behind the Leeward Key building at the south gate).

Smoke-Free, Vape-Free Environment - We kindly ask for your cooperation in maintaining our property as a smoke-free and vape-free environment. This extends to all indoor and outdoor spaces. Evidence of smoking on property will result in additional cleaning fees. See rental agreement for more details.

Animal-Free Property - As fond as we are of our furry companions, we must stress that this home strictly prohibits all animals. This is due to severe allergy considerations of some of our regular guests. We kindly ask that you refrain from bringing any animals during your stay. If you're seeking accommodations that are animal and/or pet-friendly, please inform us. We would be more than happy to assist in finding a suitable alternative for you! There are several pet-friendly homes in our neighborhood! By Florida law, all service animals must be pre-registered when booking. See rental agreement for more details.

Taxes - Standard Florida and Walton County taxes will apply.  
NO Booking Fees - No additional booking fees will apply (like those with VRBO or AirBnB).
Cleaning Fee - $300 - Includes linens, towels and amenities in each bathroom: hand and body soap, shampoo, conditioner.  Kitchen is stocked with dish tabs, trash bags, paper towels. 
Damage Waiver Fee - $5 per night. Provides Insuraguest insurance coverage for each booking.

Check In - 4PM (US Central)
Check Out - 10AM (US Central)



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$325.00 -- -- -- 7
$225.00 -- -- -- 4
$199.00 -- -- -- 4

State of Florida Sales tax: 7%

Walton County Tourism Tax: 5%

Cleaning Fee: $300.00


Cleaning fee is $300 per stay.
Damage Waiver fee is $5 per night, InsuraGuest rental insurance policy provided.
50% due at time of booking.
Remaining balance due 30 days before arrival.
100% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 60 days before arrival or earlier.
50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier.
0% refundable if canceled 29 days prior or later.
Please read the rental agreement carefully. No animals, no smoking.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Skylight
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars


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




Loved it!!    May 24, 2024

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This place is great for your beach house feel. We were able to go as a family and everyone enjoyed the many amenities offered (there’s so many). Pools were great, tennis and basketball court. The walk to the beach wasn’t bad but there’s also some really kind people on golf carts that will drive you up to the beach access area! The house itself was great! Clean, spacious, fully stocked with all the things you need/want! Hosts are great at communicating for anything and everything. We loved it!!

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Kim Seale's reply:

Thank you Alycia! We enjoyed hosting you and hope you'll come back to Sandpiper Cottage!


Gage barber

Sandy Shores Retreat: Sandpiper Cottage Review    Apr 20, 2024

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Sandpiper Cottage was our slice of beachside bliss. It had everything we could ask for and more. The kitchen had all the essentials, and there were plenty of comfy spots to kick back and relax. The beds were like clouds, and our little one was thrilled with her room's cute decor. The walk to the beach was a bit of a trek for the kids, but the wagon provided made hauling our gear to the beach pavilion a breeze. Renting a golf cart would be a game-changer for added convenience, though. Kim and Spencer were fantastic hosts, answering all the questions we had. We had a blast at the Gulfarium, and lunch at Fat Boys Burgers was a hit. Kenny D's was our go-to spot, especially for those killer hushpuppies and drinks at the bar. And Bruster's Ice Cream? So many flavors, so little time! The Indian Bayou Golf Course was fantastic, too. Thanks to Kim and Spencer for being such great hosts. We're already dreaming of our next getaway at Sandpiper Cottage!

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Kim Seale's reply:

Thank you Gage! We loved hosting your sweet family and friends! We hope you'll come back every year!! :)


Lorrie P

Absolutely Perfect!    Apr 04, 2024

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This home is fabulous! The owners are very meticulous and have thought of everything. There is a lot of attention to detail throughout the home. They have taken the time to put together a welcome book- which was also sent as a digital copy when I booked. It was nice to be able to see this ahead of time since we had never been to the area. It includes information about the home, the neighborhood, along with area restaurants and things to do. There is also a welcome basket on the counter that included a large variety of snacks which was very appreciated after a long day of traveling. There are also labels on switches to indicate what they are for (lights, fans) which is so helpful when you're not familiar with a home. It's the little things that make a big difference. The home is VERY clean- immaculate! The owners provide the basics for your stay: small dish soap, new sponge, travel sized toiletries in both bathrooms, a roll of paper towels, and some toilet paper. This was especially appreciated since we flew and only had carry-on luggage. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, dishes, cookware, and towels. Communication with the owner was excellent from the first time I inquired about the property. There was always a quick response to emails when I had questions. I appreciated the information and suggestions she provided (Walmart grocery delivery was perfect and the Dollar General is very short walk. The Dollar General is very nice and they sell alcohol and a ton of food- different from what I've seen in NY). I highly recommend the grocery delivery- who wants to spend time grocery shopping when you're on vacation? I really appreciated this suggestion! The neighborhood is lovely. The landscaping at the house and around the whole neighborhood is gorgeous and everything is very nicely maintained. There are plenty of lounge chairs and lots of space at the pool. It's an easy walk to the gorgeous white sand beach. We loved our stay here and would definitely stay again!

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Kim Seale's reply:

Thank you Lorrie! So glad you loved your stay with us! We look forward to hosting you again!


Larry and Jan

Awesome Cottage    Feb 15, 2024

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Comfy beds and furniture. Enjoyed short walks to see amazing sunsets.

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Kim Seale's reply:

Thank you Larry and Jan! We loved hosting you!


tammy c.

Great stay for our vacation    Jun 01, 2023

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We had a great stay with our granddaughter she loved the pool. the place was quiet. The beach was perfect, very clear water. We enjoyed our stay at your lovely place


LaDonna D.

Relaxing and Refreshing    Jun 01, 2023

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Sandpiper Cottage was a great house to stay at. The house is just like the pictures and clean. It was a beautiful home that accommodated 5 adults and a 1 yr old. It was about a 10 min walk to beach but there was also a beach neighborhood shuttle that ran so that was great but they end at 5pm so we walked back to house. It wasn’t bad at all. We would definitely love to stay at this house again on our next trip to Destin! Book your stay you won't be disappointed!


Kelsey S.

Great stay    May 01, 2023

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We had a wonderful time at sandpiper cottage. The house was lovely. Everything was clean and lots of supplies were available to use along with the fully stocked kitchen! The pool and beach were just a short walk. We loved the added touch of the welcome basket with snacks, made us feel very welcomed!


Jordan S.

Best vacation experience    May 01, 2023

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Our family absolutely loved this community and the home we stayed in for our vacation! The check in process was simple, the home was absolutely beautiful and very clean upon our arrival. It was by far the best vacation experience we have ever had! Our kids loved the pool(s) and the basketball court, and the home is just a short walk to the beach. It was exactly as advertised. Our family highly recommends this spot for your next vacation!


sheena k.

Family vacation    Mar 01, 2023

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House and location were wonderful! Plenty of space & beautiful! We highly recommend booking!!


Jeremy V.

Great stay perfect    Jul 01, 2022

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Great stay, perfect location to beach with golf cart shuttle, lots of activities within minutes to drive to. Will stay in area again. Clearest water in the area!!!


Barbara P.

Stay in Destin    Jun 01, 2022

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We had a great time staying at the home. Everything was good and went well.

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