About this rental
Beautiful home for rent directly from owners
Save $$$ renting this beautiful, three bedroom, two and a half bath, private home directly from the owners. Please call us at to discuss the rates. Our two-story home is located in the family-oriented Mainsail Beach Resort complex.
We are just yards from the beach without the normal hassles of high rise elevators, but with all the amenities of a complex (tennis courts, two full-size pools (one heated), two kiddie pools, hot tub, video game room, exercise room, shuffleboard and basketball court, as well as seasonal beach service. You drive your car right up to the front door under cover of a carport. Your children can play in the yard or swim in the heated pool just outside our back patio door.
The master bathroom has been recently renovated and all the floors have been replaced with beautiful hardwood and tile. We have one of the best equipped kitchens on the beach and love to cook when we are there ourselves. The bedrooms have new mattresses and there are four TV's and free Wifi. We love to rent our home to good families who will take great care of our home away from home for us.
What we love most about our Mainsail cottage is we have a home to ourselves with a carport and yard. We don't have to find a cart and wait for an elevator to carry in our luggage or groceries. With a home, we have enough room for everyone to enjoy themselves without feeling crowded. I love the large kitchen. Most condos have such small kitchens I hate to cook in them.
Why Kids Love It
Kids love the heated pool outside our back door and the large yard to play in.
Mainsail is a 15-acre gulfside family resort located across the street from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. The resort is a gated community with 24 hour courtesy patrol. Our cottage is convenient to great golf courses, deep sea fishing, biking, shopping, great food, and all kinds of water activities. Mainsail is on the East side of Destin so you have all the shopping, restaurants, and activities in Destin without all the crowds
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Silver Sands Outlet Mall
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Mainsail amenities include two pools (one heated), a kiddie pool, a hot tub, tennis courts, game room, exercise room, shuffleboard, barbecue grills, basketball court, and volleyball court on the beach
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Oct 29 - Dec 31 2023
Jan 01 - Mar 25 2024
Mar 26 - May 26 2024
May 27 - Aug 18 2024
Aug 13 - Oct 28 2024
Tax Rate: 12%
Weekly rate includes a one-time cleaning fee and beach set up(umbrella and two chairs) on the beach each day of your stay, March 1- October 31.
Last updated December 04, 2023
Hosted by Patricia Arauz
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Rafael Arauz
Children- Tony Arauz & Tricia Soucy
All love to come to the Beach House
Why this property? Tony started going to Destin with friends every Spring Break in 1989. We started going a couple years later when Tricia was ready for a Spring Break in Destin. We loved Destin so much, we went back for vacation every summer. We stayed at Beach House, SeaScape, Surfside, and Edgewater, before staying in a Mainsail townhouse. Mainsail was by far our favorite resort community. Everyone was so friendly and the resort is very family oriented. One of the Mainsail cottages was for sale and we went to see it. We decided since we loved Destin so much we might as well buy a place and rent it out until we are ready to retire. It was a great decision! We love our home and we have been lucky enough to find wonderful families to rent our home and take great care of it for us. Now we love to come to Destin and bring all the grand kids.
I have never had such a perfect "wind down" from all the hustle and bustle!
I have been to Destin on several occasions so this trip was to simply CHILL!! And chill we did! The majority of our time was spent either in the pool or lounging around it, on one of the two patios, or out at one of the many fine dining establishments!After initially deciding that there were so many options that going to the same place twice made no sense, we actually could not resist doing that a couple of times!All in all, it was the best place ever to spend a week!!!
Stayed: June 2023 Submitted: June 28, 2023
Thank you for the great review. I am glad you had a great vacation.
Miramar Beach cottage
We had a great 9 weeks at Mainsail in Cottage #23 It is roomy and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for every baking or cooking need. The bed is comfortable and the walk in shower is wonderful. All in all a great place to stay !!!
Stayed: January 2023 Submitted: April 14, 2023
Perfect place for the beach or pool.
We enjoyed everything about the cottage. A 5 minute walk to the beach, and just about fall out the back door into the pool. Great times at both places. Cottage was wonderful and clean and had everything we needed to enjoy home cooked meals. Also within short driving distance to many restaurants, grocery stores and malls. All the neighbors were really nice and enjoying their time in DESTIN.
Stayed: June 2022 Submitted: July 22, 2022
Dan, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am happy you enjoyed our home and had a great vacation.
Clean and Updated
Love this place. Was great place to stay for 2 weeks. Easy walk to beach. Was clean and updated as well. 1st floor Master and master bath was 1st class. Will stay there again many times we hope.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: February 16, 2022
Thank you for the great review1 We look forward to renting our home to you again.
Mainsail Cottage 23
Great place to stay, close to the beach, and the pool was right outside the back door. Really enjoyed our stay at Mainsail cottage 23. Plenty of room and space for our family.
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 12, 2021
Thank you for the great response. We love renting to families like yours who take good care of our home. I hope you will rent from us again.
Spacious, private and just wonderful!
We had a fantastic week in Cottage 23 at the Mainsail Resort in Destin! House was clean, beautiful and spacious!! Loved being in a home and not a condo for the week. Beach is within walking distance, and didn’t have to cross major highway to get there. Loved having the convenience of an umbrella and 2 chair set up each day. Can’t find a more beautiful beach in Florida!! Fully stocked kitchen was a plus, we cooked almost every night!! We called it our “Peach Beach” house.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 07, 2021
Thank you so much for your great review. We work hard to keep our cottage in the best shape possible.
Awesome week, steps from the beach!
We stayed at this cottage in Mainsail a couple of weeks ago and could not have been more pleased with our accommodations. Pat, our renter, was a joy to work with and keeps a spotless cottage. We had plenty of room and were right next to the family pool! We also took advantage of our complementary 2 beach chairs everyday at the beach. It was close the everything we could have needed. A pharmacy, grocery store, and all kinds of restaurants are within steps of this gated little paradise. This cozy home away from home was exactly what we needed for a delightful getaway. Thanks Pat for being a renters dream! We will certainly be back!
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: August 07, 2021
Thank you so much for the great review! I am glad you had a great vacation. We love renting to families like yours!
Great vacation get-a-way.
Our family stayed at the Mainsail Cottage 23 the last week of June. Weather was great, Cottage was awesome. Pool right outside back door. Beach 5 minute walk away. Amenities galore in Cottage. Kitchen is wonderful, had everything we needed and more. Beds were great, shower in Master was really cool. Pat was a great hostess, contacted us multiple times to make sure our stay was going well and wanted any feedback we had. Hope to return next year.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 12, 2021
Dan, I am so glad to hear your family had a great vacation and enjoyed your stay in our home. We would definitely love to rent to you again. Try to book early. This year all the summer weeks were booked by the end of January.
We have rented from this owner the last 4 years. She is very easy to work with and makes every effort to make your stay comfortable.Clean home and great location. My family enjoys coming here year after year. My grandson loves the pools and the beach.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 16, 2021
Thank you for the great review ! I am sorry I did not have the whole week available to rent to you. We love renting to great families like yours! Pick your week early next year before all the good weeks are gone!
Third time's a charm!
It was great to be back in Destin at the Mainsail Cottage #23. A lot of things have changed since our last visit. We loved all of the updates to the bathrooms, especially the rain shower in the Master Suite!!! Our grandson enjoyed sitting at the small desk playing with his cars every day. It is always a pleasure to rent from Pat. Destin is still a beautiful place to come and relax!! We have many happy memories at Cottage #23.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 13, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you liked our remodeled bathrooms. We hope you will come back to Destin and rent from us again.
Great home away from home!
We had a great time staying at this cottage. Owner (Patricia) was easy to work with and quick to answer questions. When she says the kitchen is fully stocked, she isn’t kidding! You have anything and everything you could possibly need. The location was great with easy access to the main road. It is a few minutes walk to the beach so I felt like I got a little exercise everyday. The beach is beautiful. I’ve never seen such white sand. I would definitely stay at this cottage again! Highly recommend!
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 30, 2021
Thank you for writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation and our home. We look forward to renting to you again.
Cottage 23 is the best
Owner is great to work with. Cottage makes you feel like home. Steps from heated pool. Not my first visit to Mainsail or renting from this owner and it’s always a pleasure.
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 10, 2021
Thank you for your review. I hope you will continue to come back and rent from us in the future. We receive a lot of repeat bookings from great renters like you!
Cottage 23 is a wonderful place to vacation. It is conveniently located near the pool, but there isn’t a great deal of noise when you’re inside the cottage. There is so much room for entertaining, and the kitchen is the best equipped kitchen of all our vacation rentals. The master bathroom has been updated with an amazing shower! We used the fitness room which overlooks the ocean on rainy days, but nothing beats the beach which is a five minute walk from the cottage.
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: April 17, 2021
Thank you very much for submitting this great review. Glad you had a great stay!
Great cottage for family beach vacation
This cottage was perfect for our family. A short walk from the beach (no roads to cross) and a heated pool right out the back door were enjoyed everyday while we were there. The grilling area by the pool had both gas and charcoal grills available. There is a balcony off one of the upstairs bedrooms that was nice to sit and drink coffee at in the mornings. I look forward to taking my family here again in the future.
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: October 12, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a good vacation and look forward to renting to you again.
This house is in a great location has the feel of home shopping for groceries are a short distance have a pool just steps out of the back door,house is well furnished beach setup is a plus the owner is great to work with,it is great for family trips the gated entrance makes you feel safe with children we have returned for many years to this location and house and grounds are well kept.
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: July 23, 2020
Eddie, Thanks for the review.. We are happy to rent our home to you. Let me know if you want to book again for next summer!
We Love Mainsail!
This cottage was perfect for our family! We absolutely love the Mainsail community and all of it's ammenities! Private beach front, this cottage is right next to the pool, another pool on the grounds near the beach, workout room, tennis courts, and only a minute away from the Chick-fil-A and grocery store! What more could you need!? We arrive, park the car for the week and relax. Cottage 23 has everything you need right down to a waffle maker! My kids were set :) Beds are cozy, couch is comfy, and everything else you could need is not far! Owners were very prompt in replying to all emails and kept us up to date on all FL regulations while waiting for the state to reopen to travelers! Mainsail is our yearly beach stop, we hope to stay here again!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: July 21, 2020
Thank you for the review. We love renting our home to great families like yours. Please come back again!
Feels like home
Stayed here for 2 months for second year in a row. Owners are very easy to work with, very quick response. Cottage 23 has 3 bedrooms with a large 1st floor master bedroom, large master bathroom with great walk in shower. Covered parking right outside your door. Well stocked kitchen, washer & dryer. Large living area with large flat screened tv. Covered patio. Cottage is right across from heated pool. Pool water is warm, can swim even on a chilly day. Gated complex, close to shopping and restaurants. Cottage is just a short walk from the ocean. Cottage feels very homey and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed: January 2020 Submitted: March 05, 2020
Great place to stay with family.
Family friendly cottage! Close to the outlet mall, which was great! Pool just steps from cottage door, and beach very close to. Updated baths and parking for three cars. Would not hesitate to book again!
Stayed: March 2019 Submitted: April 10, 2019
Hosted by Patricia Arauz