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Overview of Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! Free Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!

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3 bedrooms, Internet
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! Free Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Golf Garden of Destin17 min walk
    Popular LocationJames Lee Park20 min walk
    Popular LocationEmerald Bay Golf Club4 min drive
    AirportFort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional)37 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Common area
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Welcome to Villa Bella in Beach Retreat! Free Beach Serv. In Season Mar - Oct!

Family-friendly cottage in Miramar Beach with water park
Beach Retreat is a gated community with only 24 cottages just across the street from the beach. It is a very short walk to a private beach access with over 300 feet of beach frontage! The neighborhood has brick paved streets lined with colorful Florida Cottages, professional landscaping, and a huge 3000-square-foot pool with a club house, sun deck, and barbecue grills! Conveniently located to Destin Commons Mall and all other activities! Silver Sands Outlet Mall is close too!
Villa Bella is the 4th home to the left as you enter the subdivision. Sleeps up to 10 w/ 2 king-size beds, 2 bunkbeds & 2 twins size beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa.
The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports.

What to do besides enjoy our wonderful beach...: Should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer, you'll find an abundance of choices. Sidewalks line scenic 98 for walking, running or bike riding. We are a short 2 mile drive to the Silver Sands mall to the West, or luxury shopping at Destin Commons to the East. Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, and Pompano Joe's are all within walking distance to Cayenne Cottage. We encourage you to leave menus of your favorite restaurants when you come. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a vacation in it’s own right for shoppers you will have access to over 100 stores, including, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill. Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market

For evening entertainment: Destin is known for some wonderfully upscale eateries, as well as your regular fare. Friendly night life and nearby state of the art movie theater. More great shopping can be found at the Destin Commons outdoor mall. Enjoy such great stores as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, Books-A-Million & Maui Nix Surf Shop to rattle off a few. Stop for a bite to eat at the Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Tony’s Ristorante or Sushi Siam. More than just shopping the Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons . Rave Motion Pictures is also housed at Destin Commons to catch the latest releases. Grande Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , Fleming’s, Cantina Laredo

Fun Fun Fun: The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep-sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes emerald green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports. Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes twice to three times a year, event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you will want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why!
The Track Amusement Center in Destin, Florida offers mini golf, Water Bumper Boats, go-carts & for those not faint of heart, Bungee Jumping.

Big Kahuna’s Water Park is a favorite for young & old a like. Take a break from the wonderful Destin, Florida beach & spend the day here.
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Power boating nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Gated community
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Miramar Beach

Located in Miramar Beach, this cottage is near theme parks and near the beach. Destin Commons and Silver Sands Premium Outlets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Henderson Beach State Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Jet skiing and kayaking offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Golf Garden of Destin - 17 min walk
  • James Lee Park - 20 min walk
  • Crystal Sands Beach - 3 min drive
  • Emerald Bay Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) - 36 min drive


  • Capt. Dave's on the Gulf — 8 min walk
  • The Crab Trap Destin — 3 min drive
  • Fat Clemenza's — 3 min drive
  • 790 On The Gulf — 4 min drive
  • Sushimoto — 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

Fabulous location!
Enjoyed our stay at Villa Bella. Location was perfect - appreciated the quietness and loved being near the beach. Home was fabulous and had everything we needed. Would not hesitate to stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Great rental and location!
We had a great time at this rental, and the proximity to the beach was great (and with us catching the tail end of the Spring Break rush, this was especially we didn’t have to fight for parking at the beach). The private entrance to the beach and the chair service always also fantastic, and the home is 4 houses away from the pool/hot tub. We would definitely stay here again! Kathy the property manager was also helpful and very responsive. The only thing I’d want more is recycling capabilities, it’s such a waste to not be able to recycle any of your drink cans/bottles (but it doesn’t seem like the area is big on wasn’t unique to this property by any means).

5/5 Excellent

Great beach access, perfect for large family
This house had great beach access and perfect sleeping arrangements for our family of 6. With children ranging from 2-13, the home easily met our needs and we had a very comfortable stay. The beach was closer than I anticipated and the pool was fantastic. The 2 chairs and umbrella set-up at the beach were super helpful in reducing what we needed to carry to the beach. The location is great and there is so much within a short drive. I appreciated the house being so clean! I didn’t feel like I had to clean anything when we arrived- which is something that occurs at so many other rentals. I would definitely recommend this house and would rent again!

5/5 Excellent

Great Location
Enjoyed the pool and short walk to the beach, lots of takeout dinner options too!

4/5 Good

Spatious and bright, with STOCKED kitchen
This house lives larger than it looks. The place was clean and brightly colored. The kitchen was stocked with utensils and cookware and appliances you usually don't find in a rental, so it's a great place for cooks. The only thing I didn't find that I forgot to bring was a basting brush. The only thing that was slightly inconvenient about the rental was that the communication with the owner was handled through a couple of different email addresses outside of the VRBO system, anx that made it just a little more difficult than usual to find access information and policies when we needed them. Overall, this is a great beach house.