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
Great rental lots of room kids enjoyed the pool
– February 12, 2019
Starfish has been our “home away from home” this winter season and we couldn’t be happier! The house is everything the listing description said it was and more. The decorations are stylish, furniture is high quality and comfortable (extremely important to us), and the stainless steel appliances and the granite counter tops give it an updated and current appearance. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen cupboards are well stocked with dishes, glasses and utensils and the towels, bed linens and bed coverings are of high quality, and in excellent condition.
The layout of the house makes entertaining a breeze and we can’t wait to share it with our kids as they come to Destin to visit us. Having a dining room table that can seat 8 people is something that drew us to the house originally as was the additional seating possibilities of the great room. The high ceilings and the open layout gives the house an airy feeling.
The house was very clean and comfortable when we arrived and is easy to take care of with the ceramic floors. The location to the beach is so convenient and is delightful for those who wish to take off for a walk. Having a garage is wonderful and the golf cart is a delight to scoot around on when warmer winter days (for us at least) present themselves. An extra perk are the bicycles in the garage to use for additional exercise. The back patio and deck are clean and neat and we often have morning coffee or lunch at the table by the pool. Although we cannot use the pool during the fall and winter months, it is nice to look at. The hot tub is a special delight, though, and its size and cleanliness is greatly appreciated!
The property manager, Angela, has been and continues to be extremely helpful to us as we booked the property, as we moved in and as we continue through our stay. She is always available with a smile and answers questions or is available to us if a need arises. She is very professional, is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent “people person” and communicator which contributes to her success as a property manager. She “gets the job done” and we appreciate her follow-through and timeliness. We are anxious to return to Starfish next fall and look forward to coming back to our “home away from home” in a few months.
– February 12, 2019
Stayed for a few days at the Starfish Cottage, was a great place to stay, very clean and nicely decorated, very comfortable. I was there with one other person but there were 4 bedrooms so would be good for families too. Nice pool with little waterfall in the back and stone patio with a grill, and nice hot tub out back too. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. It rained most of the days we were there, but we got to go to the beach a couple times, it was just a short walk to the subdivision’s private beach. Overall it was a very nice place to stay and I’d definitely stay there again next time I’m in Destin.
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