3/2.5 beach cottage with covered parking, close to everything, perfect for you!
About Melissa Tolson
Welcome to our home/page! A little about us... We're empty nesters with a penchant for sun, surf and sand (and seafood!). The beach has always been our vacation of choice, whether stateside, in South America or the Caribbean. Living in land locked Atlanta was starting to get to us, so we decided it was time for a retreat by the beach. What better place than the Gulf? You don't get that kind of soft sand and blue seas very often, not within driving distance anyway!
Melissa Tolson purchased this House in 2011
Why Melissa Tolson chose Miramar Beach
This was our dream beach house because we love the feel of the sugar white sand beach between our toes! We chose Mainsail because there are no roads to cross to get to the beach, the property has great amenities and the location can't be beat. One of us is a golfer and one is a shopper (guess who is who)- you can't get much closer to Silver Sands unless you're living in the parking lot. And the variety of beautiful golf courses keeps my husband very happy. We also love the security of a gated community!
What makes this House unique
It's great to be able to get your toes in the sand with the quick walk- just a few minutes! Lucky for us, the beach in front of the Mainsail resort is not overcrowded like some other spots in Destin so you can enjoy listening to the surf, watching the waves and relaxing. As the weather cools, enjoy the heated pool that is just steps from our patio as well as the hot tub at the main pool. No matter what time of year, this is a perfect relaxing getaway!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family loved the cottage. Just a short walk to the beach. Only a minute away from stores. We had a wonderful time .
Great Beach House
I’m glad we booked this house for our family vacation, we really enjoyed our stay here.
Pros - It is in a quiet private community, plenty of room for our family of 4. My kids loved having their private space upstairs. Very nicely appointed kitchen with all the tools you need for cooking or just coffee! Within walking distance to the grocery store, surf shop, dominoes pizza just to name a few. Relatively close walk to the beach with no crossing traffic.
Cons: Can’t really say anything bad. The French doors from living area to the patio could use some WD-40 or lock looked into, they would stick a bit before opening.
It does take 5 minutes to walk to the beach. This house is located just around the curve of the entry into Mainsail, so a bit closer to the main road than some of the others but also a shorter walk to stores and shops.
Would have loved to have some bicycles!
We used the beach service that was available for Mainsail which included a large beach umbrella and two chairs. During our stay the price was $35 the first day and $30 thereafter. You can take your own tent if you want and there are plenty of beach chairs at the house with boogie boards too. The beach was clean and pretty and not nearly as crowded as the beaches closer to West Destin.
excellent family stay
We had a great week staying in Cottage 27. The home is very spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Nice beach chairs and noodles and boogie boards were in the closet. One of the pools is literally a minute away and we were frequently the only ones there. The beach is a 5-6 minute walk and has beautiful fine sand and clear waters. We even got to swim with a manatee who was in the water at Miramar beach!
The washer and dryer were much appreciated altho the dryer is still very slow to dry as mentioned by a previous reviewer .
We would definitely stay here again if at Miramar beach.
Thank you so much for the great review! I am happy to let you know that we figured out what was wrong with the dryer and had it repaired. It's working perfectly now :-)
We hope to see you again for a future vacation!!
Family really enjoyed this wonderful cottage, close to beach, shopping, bike rides, restaurants, etc.
One swimming pool, and bbq is almost right outside the door. Everything we needed right down to beach chairs and boogey boards was supplied.
We look forward to a return vacation real soon.
Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back!
Cottage 27 Terrific overall!
Overall experience super! Close to grill and small pool. Pleasant stroll to ocean beach.
Cottage clean and updated. Only drawback, all towels in linen closet were wet and folded. Dryer took forever to dry; maybe need a lint hose cleanout.... Grills near small pool need maintenance. Have enjoyed Mainsail accommodations and amenities for years!
Thank you for your review! I'm so sorry about the towels/dryer situation; I'll be sure to speak to the cleaning company to ensure that doesn't happen again. I'll also send a note to the homeowner's association about the grills.
Glad you enjoyed everything else!
Great location and venue for the family
Great location and venue for the family. Second year in a row we’ve stayed there!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again next year!!
There 's too much fun stuff to do within walking, biking and short driving distance to list. But for some idea... Eat and drink on the beach at The Surf Hut, golf (at one of three courses at Sandestin or choose one of many other golf courses nearby), shop til you drop at Silver Sand's Outlet directly across the street, go to the Farmer's Market at Grand Boulevard on Saturdays, go whale watching or parasailing, catch some fish and have them cooked up at Harbor Docks, have a blast at Big Kahuna's Waterpark... there is so much to see and do in and around Destin, but there's nothing wrong with sitting on the beach to just disconnect and relax!