House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 17)
About Bev Monaco
I am Bev Monaco, and my husband is John. We retired to Destin 16 years ago and wouldn't dream of living anywhere else. We just love it here, but have found another wonderful spot in the mountains of North Carolina.. so we do the country club life in the summer in Cashier's and the quiet winters in Miramar Beach during the winter months. God has been wonderful to us!!! .. We have a full time handyman who makes sure our properties are kept in tip top shape. And, our daughter in law takes care of our properties like we would during the summer months. She is just awesome and you will adore her. We do!!! We lost our son, Maria's husband in a tragic accident over 3 years ago, so vacationing with loved ones is even more special to us as we know that can change in an instant. We insist on making sure our guests have incredibly wonderful vacations when they stay in any of our properties! We are very much hand's on with our guest's needs.
Bev Monaco purchased this House in 2003
Why Bev Monaco chose Miramar Beach
My husband and I were flying to Hawaii for a vacation 18 years ago, and United Airlines had a big spread in their magazine about the Emerald Coast of Florida.. I grew up in Atlanta, Ga and had never even heard of the Emerald Coast as my parents were not beach lovers. When we returned I flew to Destin with the intention of buying a small condo IF the beach and surroundings were as described in the article.. Within a day, I called my husband to tell him I had found the perfect retirement spot for which we had been searching for several years! We bought 24559 first, and I spent 3 incredibly wonderful winters there until we moved down full time and built our retirement home. The rest is history.. We starting acquiring beautiful properties as investments to rent out. I loveeee decorating and doing all the things I think our guest's need to ensure they have wonderful experiences. We wouldn't live any other place in the world! (Except for the mountains in Cashier's NC during the summer months!!!!) The beaches here are just the most beautiful in the world. It is just a gorgeous little piece of Heaven!
What makes this House unique
We host a sibbling reunion each year at our beach home and always experience incredibly beautiful memories. My sister and I were sitting on the balcony of 24559 at sunset about 5 years ago and saw the 'green flash'! It was incredible to witness!!! It was over so quickly, but for years we had read books that referenced the 'green flash' but never knew if it was really true.. Well, it is!! (Of course, the rest of the sibblings and our spouses insist we had had one glass of wine too many!!!) The beach here is unlike any other in the world.. beautiful pure white powdery sand made from ice crystals and crystal clear emerald green waters.. incredible restaurants and wonderfullll people.. it is a wonderfulllll vacation spot!!!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed everything about the house—sunset views, walk straight out to beach, outdoor shower was great for the kids, so many beach toys and gear, updated appliances, the list goes on and on. Bev was always Wuxi to respond to our planning emails and that in itself is of great value. Hope to go back soon!!
Amazing beach and beautiful beach house
Very roomy and comfortable home with beautiful decor. Proprietor was very accommodating . It was a pleasure to do business with her.
Beautiful Ocean Front Property
The view was amazing. But, we had several issues during our stay Cape Monaco. Our Check -in was early for us, so I do thank Maria (the Manager for accommodating us). However, we had several issues during our stay and we were disappointed with few things. First, in your profile, you stated it was a full stalked Kitchen, it isn't, We called Maria, and told her about the pots, pans, and etc. They Were old and worn out..we were not able to use the pans and or any other pots that was available, which wasn't much. Also, we had MAJOR issues with Flies, we went out to get raid to keep the flies under control, until the Pest control, came to spray. It was little better after the company sprayed. The Internet was not good service at all, the house wasn't Cleaned well. There was food on the tile, and some of the blankets, bedspreads had a bad smell to it.. until we washed several for our kids to use.. Our main complain was the POOL. It is horrible, it needs updating, Nats, cigerettes buds in the pool, dirty, and just in the parking lot.. We were not happy with that at all.. aAlso, the balcony has a very LOOSE Rail that needs a immediate attention, they need to fix that before someone falls..
Overal, we feel that the home should have been cleaned better, sheets, bedcovers, blankets,.. Flooring to be mopped, sofas, to be steam cleaned (it too had a smell ) and the pool was a disappointment. The location is Awesome. The home needs some updating , and better maintences. Maria, dropped off new Pots and pans, and called the Pest Control. I think the next group of family will appreciate the new pots.
Fabulous Customer Service
We were scheduled to spend a week when my husband became ill. Our adult children went ahead of us and had to evacuate due to hurricane Michael. The owner, Bev, was wonderful! Helped us monitor the weather and was very accommodating. She refunded our money immediacy for the days of mandatory evacuations and helped the kids resettle back in the house when things cleared. They loved the home and surroundings. If you are going to pay top money for a vacation, you want to have an owner who will work with you if there are any issues.
Second year at this amazing house and it just keeps getting better. Beautiful upgrades this year, unbeatable location and the owner is both gracious and very responsive. We travel with 5 adults and 2 small grandchildren and this allows us all to have the perfect vacation. Already reserved for next year!
Thank you, thank you! We love having you return, and greatly appreciate the care you take of 'your' beach home!!! Bev
The beaches of the Florida panhandle are almost ALL uniformly picturesque. What seperates Cape Monaco from the rest is that it gives the guest the perfect location to take it all in whenever it works best for that individual.
My husband and I poured our coffee at 6am, put a light jacket over our pajamas and sat in the swing on the lower porch every morning. It was lovely solitude until the grands (they're 7 and 9) “found” us, then we would begin our heated battles of “Go Fish”. If they preferred to play in the sand, they could play right in front of the house near the water - where we (still in pjs) could see them at all times. There were lots of sand toys waiting in the box on that porch! This lasted until the 20 to 30 somethings rolled out.
Afternoon activity consisted of paddle boards (across the street), lazy beach play or reading - in the sun or not - all the while staying in view so as to keep communication easy and open within the age groups and interests.
While everyone else was getting ready for the evening, hubs and I got dressed for dinner, then enjoyed a cocktail on the main porch while taking in the spectacular sunset.
All of this to say: you can’t do those things just anywhere along the beach. This home provided for each of our unique needs while keeping us all under one roof.
Another thing - we loved the configuration of chairs!! The main porch had 2 lounge chairs, a table and chairs (more than 4), and 2 rockers. This could seat each of us in whichever way made us most comfortable. The lower porch had the swing, loads of table seating, and 2 swivel/rockers in the shade plus 2 more loungers out in the sun. The private master deck gave us two more loungers that we 2 old people napped on. Did I mention that ALL of the chairs are padded and extremely comfortable?? (None of that plastic stuff!)
Here’s another “comfort detail”: One night the noise level inside was more than I wanted at that particular time so I stepped out on the porch and closed the door. That eliminated the offensive sounds and I was able to wrap myself in the comfort and peace of the rolling waves. Bliss!
ps. We had all that we needed to make, serve and enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner for 25!! even though we were just 9
Thank you, Bev and Maria!
a public beach is 1 block away with tons of water sports and activities for rent; grocery and drug stores, emergency centers, hospital, restaurants, gas stations, all within 1/2 mile