House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s) 2 Baths (sleeps 8-10)
Come visit our brick, one-level beach house in ‘Paradise Retreat’. Just a short stroll takes you straight to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We are located in the Paradise Retreat community which offers private beach access. We hope you will make yourself at home in this four-bedroom, two full bath home which is dressed in a nautical fashion in appreciation of the coastal lifestyle and in celebration of the beautiful, delicate sea creature, the starfish.
We offer a private swimming pool – no you do not have to share with a community! Or an entire condominium! It is all yours.
****NEW ADDITION: We have added a new option for you to rent a luxury GOLF CART to make your stay here at the Starfish Cottage more convenient and to provide a fun way to cruise along the strip and to and from the beach! Mention in your inquiry whether or not you would be interested in renting a cart, and for an additional fee of $275.00, we’ll have the cart at the house ready-to-go! So call or email us today and be sure to inquire about one of the best ways to get around town and enjoy the breezy air down by the gulf, in our luxury golf cart!!!!****
The master bedroom is private and features its own large bath, a walk-in closet, beautifully furnished, king-size bedding, flat screen TV.
The large great room is sunny & bright with natural sunlight,a large sectional sofa which has a queen sleeper for those extra friends! Plenty of seating, flat screen TV, DVD, furnished with books & movies, games,cards, & you can sit & enjoy the pool view from the great room.
The second adult bedroom is cool and inviting with a nostalgic theme for starfish original art, flat screen TV and DVD
Large dining table seats 8 with ease, fully-stocked kitchen seats 4 at the bar, side by side refrigerator door ice maker, water dispenser, gas grill by the pool, pool toys, bicycles in garage.
If you need to connect with the outside world, we offer free high-speed wireless internet. In addition, our property managers are always available by phone to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today for further information regarding our rental home or to plan your upcoming Florida vacation!
Washing machine & dryer furnished.Two car garage.
*Damage deposit insurance of $79.00 (Non Refundable).
*Cancellation Fee $75.00.
**** Minimum Age Limit for Renters *****
Renters must be 25 years of age to lease home with prepaid damage deposit. We prefer families & so do our neighbors, all are welcome 🙂
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date, except cancellation fee. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Menus and directions to all local eating establishments, amusement parks, dolphin sight seeing excursions, sunset dinner cruise, & deep sea charter boats. Many harbor restaurants will ‘cook your catch’. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin is 6 minutes away with lots of activities for family fun! The lovely Destin Commons has a movie theater, fine-dining, shopping, kids water fountain & play ground. A huge Bass Pro Shop sporting good store in Destin Commons is equipped with a giant shark display perfect for vacation photos.
***IF THE DATES YOU REQUESTED ARE NOT AVAILABLE***
WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER PROPERTY ‘THE MERMAID HOUSE’ And – The Sand Castle
2 Bikes, baby bed, pool toys Golf Cart $275.00 Additional
Spring - Mar, April, May $1,998.00 per week
Summer - May, June, July $2,765.00 per week
Late Summer - August $2,485.00 per week
Fall - Sep, Oct, Nov $2,065.00 per week
Winter - Dec, Jan, Feb $1,000.00 per week - Monthly $2,500. 00 per month plus utilities
Add 11% State & Local Tax - Cleaning Fee $175.00 +Tax - Damage Insurance - $79.00
Golf Cart Fee - $275.00 +Tax weekly
Well Behaved Pets Accepted - Pet Fee $100.00 per pet
50% deposit to confirm reservation - 60 days prior notice required for cancellation - No exception
Rates subject to change without notice.
– February 12, 2019
tayed one week and the house had that inviting feeling that made you feel right at home. The beach was in walking distance and the kids loved that. Great vacation!!!!
– February 12, 2019
We are return guests. We love the community the house is in. Everyone is friendly and the area feels safe. It is within walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Very close to Pompano Joes. The house itself is nicely decorated with modern furniture. There is more than enough kitchen supplies to cook a full meal. Having two living areas was nice with our large group. We always love the pool area. Just the right size for our family to enjoy and the shade over it in the evenings was a bonus after a day at the beach.
Rosemary is always so nice and helpful any time we talk. It is a pleasure to rent from her. We will be back next year.
– February 12, 2019
Great place to stay, quiet community steps away from the beach!
– February 12, 2019
This was my first vacation to Florida. I’m used to North Carolina beaches and mild weather. We were in Florida in early June and it was HOT and HUMID. Really too hot in the afternoon to do anything outside except swim.
The house is lovely and very roomy. The beds are comfortable. There are plenty of closets with hangers and dressers. The kitchen was equipped with essential cooking equipment, silverware, glasses, plates, etc., but nothing else, so be sure to bring salt, pepper, etc.
The towels and linens were standard issue hotel quality, not as nice as I expected, and limited amount, but adequate. Bring beach towels as none are available.
We had trouble figuring out which entrance to the beach “belonged” to us. You have to rent ($30/day) umbrella and chairs at the beach. We thought the house provided those. There were a few beach chairs at the house as well as pool toys. (maybe left by previous guests – we left what we bought!)
Renting the golf cart is a must (additional $275). It’s fun to drive it to restaurants, but hard to find a place to park it to go to the beach. It seats 4 adults and has a little room for beach accessories.
The beach is lovely and the water is clear and calm.
Highway 98 – the main street through Destin – is under construction and VERY congested. Try to use the beach road to get to activities and restaurants or expect to waste lots of time sitting in your car in traffic.
The neighborhood in which the house is located is pretty and it’s easy to reach the beach road.
The bicycles provided with the rental are adequate for a ride around the neighborhood, but need some TLC and WD-40, and there is no bike chain to secure them so we couldn’t ride them to the beach. Bike rental place is close to house. It also rents scooters.
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