Most of our Ocean Reef Resort guests like to come to The Emerald Coast to visit their “home away from home” for week long visits, however sometimes it is not always easy to get away for an extended period of time. A majority of vacation rental companies have weekly rentals available but rarely have affordable private accommodations for lesser periods of time. Here at Ocean Reef Resorts we are pleased to be able to offer some deluxe luxury properties in Miramar Beach starting as low as $59 per night! You can't even stay at a motel for rates this low here and needless to say having a furnished condominium with its own kitchen, private bedrooms and extensive amenities is never included unless you are paying big bucks for a suite. Now you may choose private, vacation rentals for the nightly rentals at Aerial Dunes I and II as well as the charming Sea Cabins next door or the Beachwalk Villas located on the world class resort known as Sandestin.
All of the properties offered are in Miramar Beach which is half way between Destin and Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. This location gives you the best of both worlds since you are close to the active nightlife and harbor in Destin as well as the pastoral, laid back beauty of South Walton. However, many who arrive in this perfect world never feel the need to go much farther than their own back yards, so to speak, in Miramar Beach. Restaurants, entertainment and shopping excursions abound here in picture perfect “villages” such as Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard in Sandestin as well as along Scenic Gulf Drive (Old Highway 98) which parallels the shimmering jewel toned waters of the gulf. Miramar Beach also has a claim to fame as having the largest Designer Outlet in the nation known as Silver Sands. Literally millions of visitors arrive at this destination to do Christmas, wedding, birthday and special anniversary shopping every year. Discounts on Designer clothing, shoes, luggage, perfumes, kitchenware, china, crystal and other goods are available for up to 75% off of already discounted prices so it's no wonder that Silver Sands has become such a national shopping Mecca.
Ariel Dunes I and Ariel Dunes II are towers across the street from an open beach that runs beside Scenic Gulf Drive. These two new high-rise condominiums look like something you would expect to see in Las Vegas. Each rises twenty-four stories and is capped by up lighted, columned porticoes that resemble a Greek or Roman temple. All units have breath taking views of the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the southern horizon and the Choctawhatchee Bay towards the north. This condo complex is a part of Seascape offers a gorgeous golf course with inland lagoons and lush fairways that meander through a pine forest. Each beautifully furnished night vacation rental which range in size from one to three bedrooms has nine foot ceilings, granite kitchen bars and counter tops, full kitchens as well as private beach view balconies. There is full access to the sugar white beach which runs 2,000 linear feet along the shore. Besides the beach you are adjacent to the aforementioned, eighteen hole championship golf course, eight tennis courts and your choice of sparkling swimming pools. In fact, the multitude of pools which include five total, covers over 24,000 square feet of clear blue water. They wrap around the base of each building creating a dazzling effect since they almost look like reflecting pools of the two towers that seem to float above the scene below. Aerial Dunes I faces due south toward the beach for sunny vistas which can be seen in the distance for a very urbane, Miami Beach type setting. A giant mushroom sculpture in the shallow end of the zero entry pool cascades sheets of water and is a refreshing delight providing special fun for the young at heart. Aerial Dunes II faces toward the southwest which offers dazzling sunset views across the gulf as well as the lights of Destin in the distance at night.
For a more subdued setting right next door you’ll find the Sea Cabins by Ocean Reef available for a minimum three nights. These “cabins” are really an Old Florida version of the same but are done in clapboard painted a delightful pastel blue in color with white trim. They are only two stories tall and are perfect for a laid back family style mini vacation. Each furnished residence has a patio or small balcony that looks out onto the landscaped grounds which have clusters of palm trees and other plantings. There are picnic areas with tables and a lovely pool for cool freshwater refreshment in case you tire of the salty sea. However this is unlikely because the gulf front pavilion and boardwalk provides private access to the shimmering quartz crystal sand and emerald green waters below. The pool itself is heated for those days when the gulf temperatures have not achieved their perfect degree of warmth. Each townhome has one bedroom and one bath but many have sleeper sofas which can sleep one or two extra guests and a few units feature a bunk room. Some of our rentals at Sea Cabins sit side by side so that you may invite other friends or family to join you with ready access to each other but in separate quarters. Regardless, the Sea Cabins is a small and thereby fairly exclusive little enclave where everyone can be fairly close by and still enjoy each others company.
Just a few minutes away down Emerald Coast Parkway towards the east is the delightful Mediterranean styled neighborhood called Beachwalk Villas. These townhomes are aptly named since they are just a short stroll from the beach at the beautiful and privately gated Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Once you pass through the guarded entry on the gulf side you see one of the four championship golf courses that are a part of this 2,400 acre paradise. The entire resort straddles the entire stretch of land from the Gulf of Mexico to the south across to the giant Choctawhatchee Bay to the north. A row of tall Royal Palms flanks the road on the left hand side which are up lighted at night for spectacular effect. Multiple luxury towers in the distance sit in the near distance marking the edge of the beach. The Beachwalk Villas sit toward the right hand side of this elite entryway and are low rise stucco homes with red terracotta roof tops. The entire neighborhood is waterfront that sits on a long, four pronged lagoon, accented by fountains here and there which are also up lighted at night for a beautiful almost ethereal look. This lagoon is filled with Bream fish and Bass for the fun of being caught and released which is Sandestin’s policy. You will also see Great Blue Herons and snowy White Egrets fishing around the lagoon but they don't ever release what they catch! A neighborhood pool sits on the shore of this same lagoon which provides a delightful setting. Ocean Reef Resorts offers several two bedroom, two bath properties and one three bedroom rental here for as little as 3 nights year round. These units can sleep between up to eight guests depending upon the amount of extra beds and sleeper sofas available in each.
No matter what your needs or desires may be, we are pleased to be able to offer these special nightly rentals here in marvelous Miramar Beach. Take some time to view our web site and the multiple pictorials of each building or neighborhood. It is very user friendly and you will be able to view each property individually to check out the location, furnishings and views to suit your own needs. You may find that with this unique flexibility that you and your family will be coming down to visit us every three day holiday throughout the year but make your reservations in advance. Special three day holiday weekends are in high demand, especially with these kinds of great values. It is our pleasure here at Ocean Reef Resorts to continue to serve you and yours for any Destin vacation get away, even the mini ones.