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Shipwatch: Ocean views!  Direct beach access, Miramar Beach, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach Vacation Rental House

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Last Updated: 04/26/2024

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Shipwatch: Ocean views! Direct beach access!

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About This Listing
  • Type: House
  • Accomodation: Sleeps up to 22 Guests
  • Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms: 5 Full 
  • Parking: 4
  • Street Parking: No
  • Pets/ESAs: Not Allowed
  • Beach Access: < 300 feet away
  • Pool: 18’ x 10’. 3’-5’ deep. Heated October - April

Want to avoid insanely-crowded beaches and impossible-to-find beach parking? Want breathtaking ocean views from every floor during your stay? Want to walk out of your front door into the sand? Need sleeping capacity for 22 people?

You are looking for Shipwatch! Shipwatch is set in a secluded neighborhood with beach access directly from its front door, yet central to Destin and Miramar Beach’s best restaurants, activities and shopping.

Includes (seasonally heated) pool and paddleboards.

The Space

Want to walk out of your front door into the sand?

Want breathtaking ocean views from every floor?

Want to avoid insanely-crowded beaches and impossible-to-find beach parking?

Want to be close to premier shopping, dining and activities?

Need sleeping capacity for 22 people?

Although your list sounds impossible, Shipwatch’s extremely unique location checks all of your boxes!

Unlike most of our area’s homes that share super-crowded public beaches with thousands of other vacation rental properties, Shipwatch is set on a very private street with no public parking that dead-ends into the sugar sand beaches that made Destin famous.

The result? Unlike our elbow-to-elbow public beaches, Shipwatch’s neighborhood beach access is only practical for the very lucky visitors to the 28 homes on its street.

With Shipwatch, there’s no need to load up the hot car to get to the beach or drag a cooler for blocks during a steaming Florida summer only to have to fight with thousands of other visitors for your spot in the sand.

With Shipwatch, leave your car in the driveway. Simply walk out the front door directly onto the dune beach trail or walk out the back fence gate directly onto a neighborhood beach access. Yep, at Shipwatch you are only 30 seconds away from one of the least crowded, most-rewarding beach experiences possible along Florida’s famous Emerald Coast!

By being adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll be able to genuinely enjoy our amazing ocean while on the beach; smell and hear the ocean while grilling next to Shipwatch’s (seasonally heated) 4.5 ft deep pool, and soak in the amazing ocean views from every one of Shipwatch’s floors.

Located on a quiet road off of Scenic Gulf Drive (which is Destin and Miramar Beach’s premiere beach area), Shipwatch truly offers the best of both worlds: central to activities, dining, and the Gulf’s largest premium outlet mall, yet away from the millions who visit our area each year. Trust me, this combination is nearly impossible to find.

Not a worn out rental. Recently renovated Shipwatch features quartz counters, stainless appliances, designer furnishings, premium mattresses and new furnishings…all in a fun, spa-chic style!

Shipwatch offers a first floor king suite, three second floor king suites, 2 bunk rooms and a third floor widow’s watch with stunning ocean views that offer daybeds for a whopping sleeping capacity of 22!

You’ve never paddleboarded? Well here’s your chance! Shipwatch includes two free inflatable paddleboards. (The inflatables are more stable and make it much easier to learn.)

This new-to-the-market property will certainly book soon! Don’t settle for a far-too-typical crowded beach experience! Reserve your preferred dates for Shipwatch…and its almost impossible-to-find location… before it’s too late!


Shipwatch Bed, Bath and Sleeping Layout:

First Floor :
Bedroom 1. Master king suite with private full bath (Sleeps 2)
Bedroom 2: Two twin over full bunks. (Sleeps 6)
Bedroom 3: Two twin over twin bunks. (Sleeps 4)
Other: Kitchen/Dining/Laundry/Common area full bath

Second Floor :
Bedroom 4: King with private bath (Sleeps 2)
Bedroom 5: King with private bath (Sleeps 2)
Bedroom 6: King with private bath (Sleeps 2)
Other: Living room with sofa (Sleeps 2)

Third Floor:
Ocean view widow’s watch with two twin daybeds (Sleeps 2)

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Important Information

NOTE: Check in time is 4:00 PM CST. Check out time is 10:00 AM CST. Our staff needs time to properly clean, sanitize, inspect and maintain the property. Because the property is extremely heavily booked we are unable to offer early check ins, late check outs, early parking or luggage drop offs.

NOTE: This property is available for vacation rental only. Parties are prohibited.

NOTE: AGE REQUIREMENTS. You must be at least 25 years old to reserve Shipwatch during Spring Break. Sorry, no exceptions.

NOTE: Sorry, no pets. No emotional support animals (ESA). No exceptions. Many of our Guests have pet allergies and rely on us to provide a pet free environment. Bringing a pet or an emotional support animal (ESA) is a violation of your booking agreement that will result in the cancellation of your reservation without refund.




  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Fireplace
Bedroom Setup
  • 4 King Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 6 Bunk Beds
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Cable TV
  • Television
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Elevator/Lift
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Parking Available


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
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic




Love it !!    Mar 14, 2024

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The beach was so close the kids could run between the house and beach. The house was plenty large enough for our family of 15 and we loved the tucked away neighborhood that was a short drive to all restaurants and attractions. The heated pool was a must for March in FL and wasnt an extra cost. The checkout process was so easy; we didnt have to spend time cleaning after our vacation. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the Emerald Coast.



beautiful home!    Mar 04, 2024

review star

My family and I loved Todds beautiful home! It was spacious, beautifully decorated and squeaky clean! The proximity to the beach and stores was great. Everyone enjoyed the heated wading pool and small balcony overlooking the pool. I would come back again in a heartbeat! Thanks Todd!



Great Place    Nov 25, 2023

review star

Great property and outstanding hosts. Initially there was a problem with the pool heater but it was rectified very quickly.Always quick to answer questions



Beautiful home !    Oct 07, 2023

review star

Beautiful home with privacy for 3 families. Walk to beach in 3 minutes. Easy walk to restaurants, grocery, drug store and outlet mall. There is a lot of construction going on on short street so work vehicles clogged things up. Small pool was especially nice for kids and adults. Pool heater was a challenge to get working but once it started it was great. This is the second time weve stayed in one of Todds rentals and they are a top notch company. Always responsive within minutes.



​Great location!    Sep 02, 2023

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 Short walk and easy access to the beach!!!! Loved the beach influenced decor and floor plan! I would definitely recommend and book again!


Molly Dolan

wonderful stay    Aug 12, 2023

review star

Wonderful stay for a multigenerational family vacation. Steps from the beach.


Sarah Rose

Beautiful    Apr 25, 2022

review star

Beautiful house location!


Ben Rice

Beautiful and in a prime location    Mar 18, 2022

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Not only is the house beautiful and in a prime location, Todd and Christina also are extremely hospitable. They ensure your group is having the best time possible by providing excellent communication and service. 10/10 recommend!


Travinsa Celima

AMAZING!    Feb 27, 2022

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This place was absolutely AMAZING! Its's literally STEPS away from the shore line. The neighbors were nice and friendly. The host was very communicative and a joy to speak with. The house in itself was breathtaking. Every room was as stated! The pool was heated and just a pleasure to be in as some nights were very nippy while we were there. We were directly across the street from several shops, entertainment and a plethora of restaurants. It was such a pleasure and will def go back and stay.


Roddric Ellsberry

​EXCELLENT    Dec 27, 2021

review star

The family and I had a great time at Todd's place ( Birthday and Christmas on the beach) The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The neighborhood is very conveniently located near the beach, shopping and great restaurants. I would absolutely recommend to stay there!-Five Stars -

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