About the Property
We have personally meet with our cleaning staff to come up with our cleaning regiment in between guests to keep them safe as well as each of our guests. As we move forward we are confident we will maintain our 5 star rating and gain your trust that we are going above and beyond for the safety of everyone. We hope for your cooperation and support to follow the guidelines we have set in place to keep our homes to the highest standard.
We have installed UVC lights to our A/C duct to help purify the air circulating our home.
Our husband and wife cleaning team uses bleach and disinfect all bedding and towels as their normal protocol. This couple has been working for us for 7 years and maintain the highest of standards for their service.
We have owned our properties in Destin for nearly 10 years and have grown to love the area and what it has to offer. We feel blessed to be able to share with families like yours to make lasting memories. We appreciate all our guests!
Safe travels and enjoy your stay,
Linda and John
“Secret Paradise” is a three story luxury newly remodeled beautifully decorated 5 bedroom, 3 full and one half bath home, boasting 3000+ square feet of living space. The home is located in the upscale gated community of Emerald Shores. This beach home is located only 500 yards from the spectacular white sand and clear breathtaking water of Destin. Spend a week with us and you will know why we named our home “Secret Paradise” We pride ourselves on great customer service as I am a homeowner that manages my own home. I will personally call you after I confirm your booking to discuss your vacation needs:)**We are a family rental property only and do not rent to singles under the age of 25 and/or chaperoned groups, no exceptions. We are a NO pet and NO smoking home as to keep cleanliness our top priority!
Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac between the two private neighborhood pools; a short two minute walk takes you to either pool (one is heated seasonally), tennis court, basketball or shuffle board. Emerald Shores is the only neighborhood in the Destin area with its own private pavilion on the beach with bathrooms, shower, picnic tables, sun deck, with a beverage bar, plus private deeded beach owned by the subdivision. During summer months Emerald Shores offers a FREE shuttle service to take you to the beach or you can enjoy the short 5 minute walk through the tropical neighborhood to get to the beach using our wagon to bring all your toys and chairs. We offer a rolling cooler to bring all your refreshments. We also have a closet full of beach toys, rafts and a couple beach chairs to share with our guests! Beach service (umbrella and chair rental for an extra fee) is available as well or you may bring your own.
“Secret Paradise” is newly upgraded and the interior living room has been freshly painted and professionally decorated with luxury vinyl plank flooring added on stairwell, hallway and all 2nd floor bedrooms! Are home is detailed and well appointed each year to keep our vacation home rental fresh and up to date!
After entering through the leaded glass front doorway you will be welcomed with a large open floor plan to enjoy. The spacious living room has plenty of comfortable seating including 2 sofas and a love sesat, a 52' HDTV, dining area with over sized wood table for 10 and fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with french door stainless steel refrigerator and full size appliances, stone back splash, upgraded maple cabinetry and Corian counters with 4 bar stools for counter top dining. We also have a booster highchair for the babies visiting. Kitchen also has a large pantry as well as a door to the back covered patio with propane grill to extend outside dining. First floor has NO steps and has three entries for added convenience. We offer a propane grill and we will reimburse our guests if they tank needs a refill while you are vacationing.
The spacious KING first floor bedroom has fresh decor that boasts a KING size solid wood carved poster bed, 32 inch TV, and DVD player. Attached is a Renovated full bath with over sized shower with maple vanity, granite counters, sink, shower doors and wood look porcelain tile flooring. The first floor also has a full laundry room (complimentary laundry detergent) high efficiency top loader washer and super capacity dryer, with deep sink, iron, ironing board, drying rack, and door to front porch. An upgraded half bath that has a designer styled vessel bowl sink with granite and maple vanity is an added convenience located on the first floor!
Extra wide stairwell with vinyl plank flooring leads to the second floor with three addition bedrooms also appointed with upgraded vinyl plank flooring, porch access, local artisan custom made desk, large Renovated full bath with new double sinks, granite counters, new vanities, makeup vanity with stool, tile flooring, shower doors to tub with shower combination.
The first second floor bedroom features KING size bedroom suit, flat screen 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, French doors to large covered porch, and large closet. Additional bedroom has 2 TWIN beds and a QUEEN sleeper sofa, 32" flat screen TV and hosts 4 people. Also a third bedroom on the second floor has a QUEEN bed and deluxe FULL futon, large closet, and 32" flat screen TV and DVD player finishes this floor.
Venture up to the third floor for a private luxury suite! KING size bed tropical carved poster bed awaits with French doors to a private balcony that is great for relaxing and watching the sunset. This room features upgraded full bath with vanity with granite counter, shower, closet, flat screen 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player and a chair for comfort or for reading a good book.
We offer FREE Wi-Fi, multiple TVs all bedrooms have a 32" flat screen TV, DVD players, and cable. The home has 4 large covered porches for relaxing and enjoying your stay each porch featuring patio furnishings. A propane grill is offered and we will reimburse by providing free propane, if you need to exchange the tank while vacationing text or call me and I will reimburse you for the tank. Also a wagon and rolling cooler are supplied for your use to bring your things to the beach or pools. The home features two hot water tanks and dual ac units. Every bedroom and also the living room has ceiling fans. All linens and towels(excluding beach towels)are provided. A Pack n Play crib and booster highchair is offered for babies visiting. Private driveway for parking 3 cars.
Destin has so much to offer everyone. If you are looking for more to do than enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald waters there is plenty more to do. Destin is a shoppers dream with Destin Commons (upscale outdoor shopping plaza) now including Fish bowl bowing alley, Silver Sands Outlet mall (largest designer outlet mall in nation, over 100+ outlet stores), and The Village of Baytowne Wharf (outdoor boutique shopping with restaurants). All located within 2-3 miles of “Secret Paradise”. Destin is also known as the “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The Harborwalk Village is located in the fishing harbor of Destin. Home to the Fishing Rodeo (enitre month of October) this harbor has charter boats and multiple activities for the whole family. Dining out in any of the area restaurants is a great way to spend an afternoon. Walking distance are a few beachside dining options. Sitting beachfront overlooking the beautiful views is a great way to enjoy the moment.
Come see for yourself why Destin has become our “Secret Paradise”!
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This neighborhood of Emerald Shores has our own private beach pavilion! The access to the beach is owned by our gated community and has bathrooms, drink bar, rinse showers, picnic tables and place to park the wagon we provide to bring your things to the beach!
Why Kids Love It
We have a closet filled with beach toys to share with our guests! There is everything you would need to play in the sand:) Also we have a closet with games and books for all ages to share too!
Secret Paradise is located right off the beach road, Old highway 98. The location is great because we are so close to the beach as well as the walking/bike path located along the beach. There is a 7 mile stretch of path that is only steps away from our door! Another great activity for our guests.
Destin is known as the luckiest fishing village so plenty of fishing options ! The sugary white sand and crystal clear water is what makes Destin truly spectacular! Come see it for yourself:).
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Easy walk to the beach, walking path and a few restaurants! Kenny D's and Captain Dave's are a stones throw to our door. Also for an added convenience there is a Dollar General right next to our neighborhood that carries anything you may possibly have forgotten at home. Such an easy walk to grab staple items for cooking or toiletries that you may need!.
Favorite Places To Eat
Destin has so many great restaurants with fresh seafood or even great burgers! Some of our favorites are:
McGuire's Irish Pub.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
2 HVAC systems, 2 neighborhood Swimming pools (one seasonally heated), Keyless entry, gated community, Fire extinguisher, Exterior lighting, Deadbolt lock, Smoke detector, Resort, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, full kitchen, stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, electric stove, microwave, Paper Towels, Basic Soaps, Toilet Paper, Living Room, Ice Maker, Lobster Pot, Pantry Items, Dining Area, Dining, Child's Highchair, Stereo, Books, Games, Games for Kids, Toys, Porch / Veranda, Outdoor Furniture, Water Sports Gear.
Beach PAVILION located beachfront for guests of Emerald Shores (gated with code) with private bathrooms, rinse showers, picnic tables, cabana Cafe dining; TWO pools (heated seasonally), FREE shuttle service from home to beach (during peak season), BEACH SERVICE rental available (chairs & umbrellas), NO STEPS on first floor living area (wheelchair accessible with some limitations), 3 entries to home, WAGON, ROLLING COOLER, CARD TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS, fully-equipped KITCHEN with extra large PANTRY with new stainless refrigerator/ice maker, stove, dishwasher, microwave; toaster, griddle, crock pot, coffee maker, blender, electric can opener, all utensils, all bake ware and cookware, full size laundry WASHER & DRIER, iron, ironing board, drying rack, deep sink, 2 vacuums, a PACK N PLAY CRIB and HIGHCHAIR, 52' SONY HDTV plus multiple TV'S - 5, DVD players -5, VCR - 1, alarm clock radios - 5(each bedrm), All bdrms have ceiling FANS, FREE Wi-Fi, TWO hot water tanks & dual A/C units(new 2012)
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Aug 28 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Jan 01 2022 - Feb 25 2022
Feb 26 2022 - Apr 22 2022
Apr 23 2022 - May 13 2022
May 14 2022 - May 20 2022
property damage insuranc: $59
administrative fee: $325
Tax Rate: 12%
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Cancelled bookings before 60 days of arrival will have a $200 fee
Cancelled bookings within 60 days of arrival there is no refund unless you have trip insurance.
We do offer optional trip insurance for 7% of total booking that is offered on our online booking site, Please contact me for specifics
Snowbird special rate $2000 (4 weeks) January and February months
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Last updated October 19, 2021
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are the owners of 'Secret Paradise' located in Emerald Shores, Destin Florida. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in 2010 and purchased our beach home that same year. My husband and I were both born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Married for 35 years and have two children who are both married and have recently welcomed a new grandchild into our growing family! We are truly blessed. We plan on making many more family memories of our own at our homes Secret Paradise and Simply Paradise!
We love the change of seasons up north but always vacationed at the beach. Destin is the perfect beach destination and once we found it we had to spend more time in this place we call paradise! We spend as much time as we can at our beach homes in Destin and are happy to share it with others when we are not there.
Come see why we call Destin our Secret Paradise!
The first time we visited Destin was in the summer of 2008 and found it to be a true Secret Paradise. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio we did not know a clear emerald water beach existed in the United States until we found Destin. The bright white sand and clear water is breathtaking! We now own a 'Secret Paradise' and would like to share it with others! We take pride in great customer service and enjoy helping each guest with their perfect vacation so please call us to discuss your travel needs!
Linda purchased this House in 2010
Why this property? Secret Paradise is located on a cul-de-sac in the family oriented Emerald Shores neighborhood. We like having a gated community and it's convenient location to the beach. Having two pools to enjoy and a private beach pavilion is a 'one of a kind' offered in the Destin area. Also the free tram service to the beach in peak season is a great feature!
What makes this House unique
A short five minute walk to the beach and also strategically placed between the two pools offered. We not only have three porches on the front of the home we also have a private porch on the back of the home. Our long driveway on the side of the home makes parking your vehicles easy and out of the way. We are so relaxed and comfortable in our beach home and hope the same for you and your family!.
Calendar last updated: October 18, 2021
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House is beautiful and very well maintained. Had everything we needed and more!! Walk to Beach wasn’t bad!! Definitely on the repeat
Nice property with great amenities. Overall very quiet and feels secluded although it really isn't. Not too along of a walk to the beach and a quick drive to the shopping locations. Definitely will stay again.
We had a great time staying in Secret Paradise. We had multiply families with kids but you would never know it. The house is spacious and filled with all the amenities. The kitchen is fully loaded! The beach closet had everything you could ever think of for the beach so pack light! Emerald Shores is a nice private community with beach access and restrooms. We saw dolphins about everyday! We will be visiting again!.
Can't say enough about the property. First rate accommodations....has everything one would need to have an enjoyable vacation. Easy access to pool / beach, etc...would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay. Thanks Linda!!!
We had a great vacation and already have plans to return again!!
Thanks Linda for answering all my questions and helping to make this a wonderful family vacation spot.
My sisters and I arrived Saturday August 29th @ , warm like bath water. Pool was Great! Neighbors were friendly. Had a wonderful vacation. Recommended for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation. Thank you Linda.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: September 21, 2020
So thankful you and your sisters had a great vacation! We appreciate all our guests and look forward to your return!