NEW! Gated Community 3bed/2bth home, walk to beach, 2 pools

Emerald Shores Vacation Rental Cottage in Destin, FL


Welcome to the brand new Sandpiper Cottage!

Don't let the word 'cottage' in the name mislead you → This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has ample space for 8 people!

Close to Beach - The charming coastal gem located in the exclusive family-friendly subdivision of Emerald Shores in Miramar Beach will keep you coming back year after year. The cul-de-sac location is perfect for the family beach vacation of your dreams. The home is a 5-10 minute walk to the beach OR you can take the FREE beach tram which runs continuously 9am - 5pm daily during peak season, weather permitting.

Best Beach Access in the Area - The Emerald Shores Beach Pavilion has the VERY BEST BEACH ACCESS in the entire area! The exclusive beach pavilion offers private, gated beach access, private restrooms with changing areas (no long treks back to the house), outdoor showers, beach chair and umbrella rental services, parking for the beach cart, and our own private snack bar. The beach pavilion is located directly across from Leeward Key, very near Kenny D's beach bar on Scenic Gulf Drive. To access the beach you simply walk 5-8 minutes from Sandpiper Cottage OR you can take the free beach tram.

Armbands for the Beach - A non-refundable HOA fee of $30 per reservation will be collected on-site when you check-in at the beach pavilion. The fee is payable by credit card only. Armbands are required for ages 13 and up. The reserving guest will need to provide the beach attendant with evidence of your current lease agreement with a valid ID. The number of armbands issued may not exceed the number of guests on the reservation.  All guests age 13 and up should wear armbands while at the pool areas, around the pavilion, and at the beach. Please reach out if you have questions about this HOA policy. It is a one-time $30 resort fee that covers the entire household.

Sandpiper Cottage Features - The single story flows easily from the common areas to the bedrooms and is perfect for families young and old who don't want stairs! The home features an open concept layout with a high vaulted ceiling. The beautifully appointed main areas flow together for relaxing family gatherings in the spacious living room, dining room, and kitchen. The walk-in pantry/laundry room is conveniently located directly off the kitchen. The house sleeps eight people in three beautifully decorated bedrooms with large closets and a sofa bed in the living room. Two full bathrooms have plenty of storage and hooks for all your beach towels. The master bedroom features a full-size desk in an office nook - perfect if you need to "work from home" while at the beach! You'll enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi for TV streaming apps and the TVs also have basic cable.
Recent updates with all new paint, new flooring, new finishes, and new furnishings give Sandpiper Cottage its relaxing clean coastal charm.

Bed and Bath Details - The primary bedroom features a king bed, side tables, a tall chest of drawers with tons of storage, a full-size desk, a wall-mounted 4K smart TV, and a ceiling fan. The ensuite bathroom features a large double vanity, separate shower, Jacuzzi tub and huge walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a king bed with side tables, a small storage chest, cable TV, large closet and a ceiling fan. The full-size guest bath located next to the second bedroom, includes a shower/tub combo, 8 hooks for all the beach towels. The third bedroom, designed for children, has a twin bed with a trundle, a tall chest of drawers for storage and a closet. If you have young children, you'll appreciate the portable high chair and portable crib during your stay.

Beach Toys & Family Fun Night Games - Additional features that make Sandpiper Cottage ready for family fun include a fully stocked beach closet with chairs, boogie boards, skimmer boards, all kinds of buckets, shovels and molds to make sand castles and many other toys for children of all ages. We include a large beach cart, rolling cooler, beach umbrella and other beachy items. For family fun night or rainy day activities we have a wide variety of games, cards, and puzzles for kids ages 2-80. We even include an extra HDMI cable already attached with a power strip for those kids (and adults) traveling with their game console!

Calling all Chefs - If you're cooking for the crew, you'll love the open kitchen fully stocked with all the extras: chef's knives, cutting boards, baking pan, sheet pans, new blender, new toaster, new double Keurig with full-size coffee pot and individual K-cup function. There is even a Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville machine for frozen slushies and smoothies. Enjoy your own private gas grill right outside for the perfect summer barbecues!

Emerald Shores Neighborhood - Emerald Shores is a private gated community with 2 pools, a basketball course and a tennis court. The central pool is heated in winter. This is a family friendly environment designed for walking and biking. There is a bike rental stand nearby (behind the Leeward Key building at the south gate).

Smoke-Free, Vape-Free Environment - We kindly ask for your cooperation in maintaining our property as a smoke-free and vape-free environment. This extends to all indoor and outdoor spaces. Evidence of smoking on property will result in additional cleaning fees. See rental agreement for more details.

Animal-Free Property - As fond as we are of our furry companions, we must stress that this home strictly prohibits all animals. This is due to severe allergy considerations of some of our regular guests. We kindly ask that you refrain from bringing any animals during your stay. If you're seeking accommodations that are animal and/or pet-friendly, please inform us. We would be more than happy to assist in finding a suitable alternative for you! There are several pet-friendly homes in our neighborhood! By Florida law, all service animals must be pre-registered when booking. See rental agreement for more details.

Taxes - Standard Florida and Walton County taxes will apply.  
NO Booking Fees - No additional booking fees will apply (like those with VRBO or AirBnB).
Cleaning Fee - $300 - Includes amenities in each bathroom: hand and body soap, shampoo, conditioner.  Kitchen is stocked with dish tabs, trash bags, paper towels. 
Damage Waiver Fee - $5 per night. Provides Insuraguest insurance coverage for each booking.

Check In - 4PM (US Central)
Check Out - 10AM (US Central)



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
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$175 -- -- -- 4
$225 -- -- -- 4
$375 -- -- -- 7
$350 -- -- -- 4
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$225 -- -- -- 4
State of Florida Sales tax: 7%
Walton County Tourism Tax: 5%
Cleaning Fee: $300.00


Damage Waiver fee is $5 per night. 
50% due at time of booking.
Remaining balance due 60 days before arrival.
100% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 60 days before arrival or earlier.
50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier.
0% refundable if canceled after.
Please read the rental agreement carefully.


Great stay for our vacation

We had a great stay with our granddaughter she loved the pool. the place was quiet. The beach was perfect, very clear water. We enjoyed our stay at your lovely place
Relaxing and Refreshing

Sandpiper Cottage was a great house to stay at. The house is just like the pictures and clean. It was a beautiful home that accommodated 5 adults and a 1 yr old. It was about a 10 min walk to beach but there was also a beach neighborhood shuttle that ran so that was great but they end at 5pm so we walked back to house. It wasn’t bad at all. We would definitely love to stay at this house again on our next trip to Destin! Book your stay you won't be disappointed!
Great stay

We had a wonderful time at sandpiper cottage. The house was lovely. Everything was clean and lots of supplies were available to use along with the fully stocked kitchen! The pool and beach were just a short walk. We loved the added touch of the welcome basket with snacks, made us feel very welcomed!
Best vacation experience

Our family absolutely loved this community and the home we stayed in for our vacation! The check in process was simple, the home was absolutely beautiful and very clean upon our arrival. It was by far the best vacation experience we have ever had! Our kids loved the pool(s) and the basketball court, and the home is just a short walk to the beach. It was exactly as advertised. Our family highly recommends this spot for your next vacation!
Family vacation

House and location were wonderful! Plenty of space & beautiful! We highly recommend booking!!
Great stay perfect

Great stay, perfect location to beach with golf cart shuttle, lots of activities within minutes to drive to. Will stay in area again. Clearest water in the area!!!
Stay in Destin

We had a great time staying at the home. Everything was good and went well.


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby