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Our Great Escape

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

9 Guests


Free Seasonal Beach Service, Updated Kitchen, Beach Pavilion, Close to Community Pool


Gulf Access
Community Pool
0.5 Miles to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Guest Bedroom #2 | Double
Hall Bath
Living Room | Sofa Sleeper
Guest Bedroom 1 | King
Guest Bedroom 2 | Twin
Dining Room
Primary Bedroom | King
Primary Bathroom

About the property

Our Great Escape Professionally Managed by Newman-Dailey

The sunny interior of Great Expectations Destin vacation rental home along with its close proximity to the beach is guaranteed to cure all kinds of ailments because, after all, there isn’t much that vitamin sea can’t fix! The three bedrooms and open living area are decked in rejuvenating coastal tones and cheerful beach-themed decor along with carefully coordinated furnishings. Cool tile floors, a laundry room and a kitchen with breakfast bar overlooking the large dining table along with all the cookware you’ll need ensures Great Expectations has all the necessities of home but with none of the annoyance. With two king bedrooms, a bunkroom and full sofa bed, this home is perfect for multiple families or couples. The primary bedroom features a huge walk-in bathroom with a stand-alone spa tub for soaking and Zen tiled walk-in shower.

Looking for a way to fight off the fatigue of life’s demands? The lush tropical foliage, sun-drenched pool deck and the sound of waves lapping the shore at the beach nearby are just what your immune system needs to combat the stress of day-to-day life. Dine alfresco on the patio and enjoy use of the gas grill complemented by a wicker dining table for four and Ratana dining table for six. With free seasonal beach service you'll make endless memories of playing in the sand and surf. Or maybe you prefer lounging by the community pool- just steps away, or shopping at Destin Commons and Silver Sands Outlet Mall are waiting to be made! Plus, no matter how tired you may be after all that excitement, Great Expectations will be ready to welcome you back with its cheerful disposition.

As part of the Emerald Shores community, this Destin Vacation Rental enjoys some unique perks. This beach neighborhood is positioned between the main highway through town and the beach road with its spacious walking path providing easy access to the beach via the southern entrance or to the many restaurants and malls along Highway 98 / Emerald Coast Parkway via the northern entrance. Moreover, it’s a well forested community with swaying palms and native foliage that make it any enjoyable walk to one of the two community pools or the beach beyond.

Guests receive a welcome kit with small dishwasher detergent, dish soap, sponge, a roll of paper towels, and laundry detergent. There will be an initial trash liner in each receptacle and a set of toilet paper and soaps for each bathroom provided. Guests will need to replenish supplies for longer stays.

Arm Bands are required March- October. Guests must get them from the beach vendor at the pavilion between hours of 10am-4pm, Mon-Sun. If guests arrive after hours, they can pick them up the next day. Arm bands cost $30.00 per reservation and is non refundable.

We require a minimum length of stay during the summer and over holidays. We do not rent to anyone under 25 or to students.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Basketball Court
  • Beach Front Pavilion
  • Complex: Emerald Shores
  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Monthly Snowbird Rate
  • New and Exciting Inventory
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 1442
  • Tennis
  • Washer


  • Cable
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV
  • TV in Every Bedroom


  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • K-Pod Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Coffee Maker
  • Stove


  • 0.5 Miles to the Beach
  • Free Seasonal Chair Setup - 2 Chairs, 1 Umbrella
  • Neighborhood Beach Access


  • Gas Grill


  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Golf Carts Allowed - counts as one of your parking spots


  • Walk-In Shower

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  5.0 (based on 3 reviews)


Cora L.


Fabulous, spacious, modern house that was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our family of 4 for our week stay at the beach. Loved that we could grill on the patio in the evenings and eat outside. Lovely community of different size houses with two pools, tennis court and basketball hoop that our kids enjoyed. Only 10 min walk through the community to the Emerald Shores private beach. We had our own chairs etc for the beach but could have availed of an umbrella and two chairs if we needed. Beautiful, clean beach with toilet facilities and showers. Ate in the popular local beach bar Kenny D’s one eve - nothing fancy but good food and service - go early to avoid a wait. Also ate in Captain Dave’s - busy spot and good food but more expensive. There was a dollar general store right next door to the community that we could walk to for anything we needed which was very convenient. Enjoyed lovely walks up towards Destin and admired the amazing homes. Communication with the property manager was excellent and they contacted us during our stay to make sure all was ok. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this house - one of the nicest houses we’ve stayed in on vacation. So glad we found it as our previous host cancelled our Spring Break stay in another area of FL the day before we were due to leave. Thank you for a great stay.

Submitted on Apr 11, 2024 through VRBO

the cottage was nice.


Submitted on Feb 24, 2024 through

wonderful home

Larry R.


This rental in Emerald Shores is very nice. The location is close to the heated pool and an easy walk to Dollar General for miscellaneous items. The owner and management company are very responsive to requests and made my 28 day stay a pleasure. Emerald Shores is a wonderful gated community and is a comfortable walk to the private gated entrance to Miramar Beach. Great stay!

Submitted on Feb 19, 2024


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