Ocean Reef Resorts offers wonderful vacation rental homes available to our guests that are tucked away near the beach in a private residential community known as Gulf Pines. Although Gulf Pines is a world of its own this neighborhood is located within the heart of magnificent Miramar Beach and only minutes east of Destin. The awesome locale places you near popular beachfront restaurants along Scenic Gulf Drive as well as the sensational Sandestin Resort. Nearby Sandestin features the Village of Baytowne Wharf as well as Grand Boulevard, which serves as its town center. Baytowne is a fun family destination with free live musical concerts, seasonal festivals, loads of great bayside restaurants and lively bars. Grand Boulevard features upscale shopping, fine restaurants and The Boulevard 10, a state of the arts movie theater. Discount shopping is also close by at Silver Sands, the nation’s largest designer outlet. In addition championship golf and tennis are nearby at Seascape Resort where Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special rates.
Gulf Pines itself is a special hidden away neighborhood with its own private beach access to the sugary white sand beaches and emerald green waters of the gulf. Our vacation rentals here include “Mingo Manor”, “Summer Breeze” and “Southern Comfort.”
Summer Breeze in Gulf Pines certainly gets those delightful salty southerly breezes during the summer since it sits beside an open sandy area that extends toward the jewel tone gulf which is just a short stroll away. This home has four bedrooms and can sleep up to ten guests with the use of available Sleeper Sofas. It is raised up which enhances views of the scenery but all of the living space is on one level. A very special part of this scenery is the large lagoon shaped private swimming pool that it looks down upon. It is adorned with multiple palm trees around the edges that sway gently in the breeze as well as some other tropical plantings. The beach can be seen in the background across the shimmering white sand. A covered wrap around deck spans the entire rear of the house in order to take complete advantage of this setting. This provides a great spot to enjoy icy beverages and snacks unless of course you want to have them poolside! The interior of this home have been updated and remodeled. The main living area is open with tall tray ceilings and a formal fireplace. Pastel peach colored tile flooring flows from the living area into the kitchen and dining room. The open kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances which includes a large side by side refrigerator. A long tile topped bar with several straw bottomed raised chairs extends across the entire side of the room towards the dining area. The kitchen as well as the seating arrangement encourages imbibing great food and delicious drinks. This vacation home will provide you & yours with everything you need for a classic vacation at the beach.
Mingo Manor in Gulf Pines is a two story rental home with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and has lots of open deck space for gracious outdoor fun. These large sun decks look down upon an expansive patio area with a lagoon shaped private swimming pool and a bubbling Hot Tub. The downstairs living space takes full advantage of this location since it includes a spacious living area with a flat screen TV and a kitchenette for whipping up some appetizers or favorite adult beverages which you may enjoy poolside. This level also has a convenient full bathroom as well as a bunk room with three berths. Two more can sleep on the big Sleeper Sofa so it can be a wonderful spot for the kids to have their own special slumber party. The charming main living area is on the second floor which includes a Great Room with vaulted ceilings that flows into a formal dining area and adjacent open kitchen. The Great Room has direct access to the wide spacious sun deck that overlooks the pool with a glimpse of the gulf. Comfortable furnishings are centered on a flat screen TV. A game table nearby is available for other fun family diversions. The elegant dining room has decorative metal chairs done in a pineapple motif that sits around a glass topped table. Four more matching raised bar seats face the open kitchen which inspires the enjoyment of savory appetizers and favorite drinks. Three wonderful Guest Suites are also on this level and each has its own private bathroom. Each one is warmly decorated with upscale furnishings and includes TVs. The Master Bedroom Suite encompasses the entire third floor and includes a king sized bed, its own private bathroom and a lovely balcony where you may enjoy the breeze while viewing a glimpse of the gulf in the distance. Mingo Manor can accommodate up to twenty-two fortunate guests.
Southern Comfort in Gulf Pines has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms and blends easily into the gorgeous scenery since it sits right on the alabaster sugar white sand beach overlooking the jewel toned gulf. This fantastic beachfront family compound has living quarters available in the main residence with five bedrooms as well as in the separate adjacent Guest House that has two more. The main house has a spectacular living area with soaring cathedral ceilings and literally a wall of arching windows that span across the entire Great Room. Here can enjoy full views of the gorgeous glistening gulf outside while still indoors. This space includes a comfortably furnished family room, a dining area that seats eight and an open kitchen with plenty of room to prepare your own seafood feast. The expansive Master Bedroom Suite with a private bath is also on this level as is a lovely Guest Bedroom with a queen sized bed and a Bunk Room for the kids. The Master Bedroom Suite and Guest Bedroom have easy access to the sun deck where you may enjoy the refreshing breezes and listen to the soothing sound of the surf while enjoying the vivid beach views. An open staircase in the Great Room leads upstairs to a pulpit landing that overlooks the living area. On this second floor level is another nice Master Suite with a private bathroom as well as another Guest Bedroom. Right next door to the Main House are the Guest Quarters which has its own comfortably furnished living area complete with an extra wide flat screen TV. Another open kitchen here has a Breakfast Bar that seats four and there is a separate Billiard Room for fun and games. This Guest House includes a bedroom with two queen sized beds as well as a Bunk Room with twin berths for the kids. If need be, extra guests may be accommodated on the three Sleeper Sofas in the living area. That’s why this family vacation compound right on the beach can sleep up to twenty-four guests and makes it a perfect place for a fun beach house reunion.
Enjoy taking some time to view multiple images of these fine Gulf Pines Vacation Homes and see the satellite image of each location. Our very user friendly website can also give you rental rates and availability which varies seasonally. As always here at Ocean Reef Resorts it is our distinct pleasure to serve you, your family and friends in our vast selection of Destin Vacation Rentals!