About the Property
WALK TO BEACH - 2 BR 2 BTHS. Private beach access just minutes away. (2) pools in community. Awesome location! Close to everything! We are in the well known Emerald Shores Community
IMPORTANT NOTE: peak season is 6/4 - 8/13 reservations are Sat -Sat 7 nights and Strict cancellation policy- We recommend you get trip cancellation insurance.
Pet friendly with a non-refundable pet fee - under 30 lbs; low shed/no shed. separate refundable damage deposit is required.
"Hidden Gem" is a caribbean style cottage located in Emerald Shores hidden within lush palm trees in our beautiful private arm gated community. We are a very short 5 minute walk to the beach and the main larger pool can be seen from the end of our driveway. We are in the well known Emerald Shores Community in Destin/Miramar Beach area. If you are travelling with a large group, check out out other property "Selah by the Sea" in the same community of Emerald Shores.
*** new furniture and updates made to home 2021 and 2022 ***
The home has 1 king, 1 queen and queen sleeper couch for 6, we will allow max up to 8 guests each additional guest over 6 - 175.00 per week. or 25.00 per night. Bring air mattresses for additional 2 guests. Linen towel rental company nearby if you do not want to pack your own for extra guests.
Your reservation includes a one-time linen and towel set-up , an initial set up of trash liners(2), bathroom paper (4 rolls) paper towels (1 roll), hand/body soap and dishwasher detergent pod (1-2). We do NOT permit towels or linens to be taken from the Property. We do NOT provide beach towels.
The day of your trip prior to check in time of 4:00pm local time you will receive your codes to gain access onto the property private beach access and into the home sent to your email address you provide us directly,. Our guests will have access to their own private beach pavilion. Two pools. Tennis. Basketball, shuffleboard.
Our beach area will never get overcrowded as our community has it's own private beach pavilion and armband policy in place.
2022 Armband Policies and Procedures
Children 12 years of age and younger are not required to wear an armband.
Guests will have to provide a lease agreement or an email confirmation of a lease to present
to the Security Attendant with a valid ID or photo of lease and ID taken with your
smartphone. The HOA charges 30.00 cash or credit card for the home, not per person.
1. The Armband Policy will be in effect for the following date ranges and is subject to change based on need:
• March 13th – October 15 (additional days may be added)
Other things to note
Airbnb collects and remits 7% Florida State occupancy taxes on our behalf. Airbnb does not collect local Walton County tax of of 5% and will be charged separately.
During peak season June - August we take reservations Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only.
Must be 25 or over to reserve the property.
Check in 4:00pm, Check out 10:00am local time. Access codes is released to your email address.
Check in time begins at 4pm Central Time, Destin local time. There will be no discounts offered due to a late check-in. No early check ins. Late checkouts not allowed.
Make, model, color of vehicle/s utilizing the driveway must be provided. There is no street parking.
**Up to two pets allowed under 30lbs non shed/low shed 150.00 2nd pet 100.00. No puppies /cats/aggressive breeds allowed.
**Pets must be supervised in the yard, if they have an accident it must be picked up immediately or hosed down. Please walk your dog in the community to go potty and pick up after them immediately. Pets must also be crated or in pen if left unsupervised in the home. Pet rules are in the house rules notebook.
There are mandatory departure instructions listed at the home and 2 days before departure you will receive departure instructions to your email, Please follow all departure instructions.
In order not to be charged additional fees, the following must occur prior to check out:
No damage is done to the unit or its contents including the towels/linens. If you want to wash the white towels we provide they must be washed with whites separatey and no bleach to be used. Do not mix our towels with your colored beach towels or clothing.
No items are missing upon the inventory check. (This includes, but is not limited to, transferring items to other units.
BBQ must be turned off, cleaned and covered with BBQ cover after every use and upon departure. (Please make sure to clean BBQ grease catcher and place in bag and throw in garbage - no grease should be thrown down sink or toilets or food disposal)
Empty fridge of all food items
All debris, garbage and discards are placed in proper containers. All garbage must be bagged - no loose items in trash cans indoors or outdoors
All soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and dishwasher run.
There was no exceeding the maximum occupancy of the unit.
There was NO SMOKING or evidence of smoking in a designated non-smoking unit.
Unit is left in neat condition.
(Note: Air conditioner MUST be OFF if you keep doors/windows open. If doors or windows are left open this will cause the A/C unit to shut down and you will be charged for service calls to A/C company. Upon departure turn fans on in rooms to circulate air.
Note: You can rent chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and paddle boards at our beach. Very small pop up tents allowed on beach but must be set up behind contracted beach set up chairs. (We provide chairs and umbrella, beach wagon at the home for your use as a courtesy)
Gas grill is at home for convenience - Propane is at guests expense
Pools: We have two pools in our community, The main pool and the North pool. North Pool heated when temperature drops, normally November through March.
Bring your own beach towels. Provided white towels and linens are not to be taken or used off proper
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Mar 01 2022 - Dec 27 2023
Mar 01 2022 - Dec 28 2023
Security Deposit: $300
1 Pet: $150
2 pets: $250
Departure Clean: $200
Tax Rate: 12%
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check out: 10:00 am
Pet fee - 1 pet 150.00 2 pets 250.00 - 30 lbs and under - non shed dogs only - no aggressive breeds or puppies - NO CATS
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN THE HOME
Please visit our website selahshores to inquire and get rates
Occupancy 8 guests - each guest over 6 additional 175.00 for the week
Last updated August 14, 2022
About the owner: We work very hard in life and have spirits of commitment and excellence in all that we do. We believe when you work hard in life and in the community you should be rewarded to play and relax with family and friends. We believe it is so important to create priceless memories with our family and friends during our journey in this world as tomorrow is not promised. Our homes and our community have a serene feel to them and once you visit I am sure you will agree and will want to be a repeat guest. We can't wait to share our homes with you so you can experience all that our homes ("Hidden Gem and "Selah by the Sea" ) have to offer.
Calendar last updated: August 14, 2022
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Wonderful place to stay! The neighbor hood that it’s in is beautiful! Loved walking my dog in the area. The home is very comfortable and decorated beautifully! We hop to go back to the Hidden Gem next year.
Maria’s house is very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood was friendly and quiet. It had all of the amenities we needed for a wonderful beach vacation (fully stocked kitchen, washing machine & dryer, Pack n Play for our baby, grill, beach chairs & umbrella, and wagon to get to the beach. We went to the beach twice a day because it was so fun! For restaurants, we recommend Lost Pizza and Pascalli’s! Would love to plan another trip back here!
Hidden Gem is true to its name. Fantastic accommodation and a quick walk to an excellent beach. Had a wonderful vacation and will be back.
Our stay here at the Hidden Gem was very nice. The house is super cute and tucked away in a quiet lot. The neighborhood is so cute and quiet. Pools seemed very kept up. The walk to the beach wasn’t bad at all, only about 5 mins away if that. The beach access was super nice. The house has a wagon, about 5 beach chairs, an umbrella, and floaties to use for your convenience. I noticed a pack-n-play in the closet which is very nice for guests with little ones. The host is available for any questions that you may have once you’ve arrived. Thanks for the awesome stay!
Fantastic location. Close to the beach. Everything you need is in the home.