Description

This three-bedroom vacation rental residence at the Empress will provide palatial coastal quarters for up to eight fortunate beach-going guests.  The exclusive gated community has an outstanding location on Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin's Miramar Beach. Its prominent beach-facing placement features stunning views of the dazzling gulf and a precious coastal dune lake nestled beside it. 

Empress 301 is a spacious residence that takes full advantage of its position with a wraparound balcony that faces the bright white beach and jeweled waters of the gulf as well as the lovely lake. It provides spectacular views of heavenly sunsets throughout the year, especially from October into early March when the golden orb descends right into the gulf. You will enjoy spending a lot of time here enjoying favorite tropical drinks with appetizers since the expansive balcony is directly accessible from the open living area and two Primary Bedroom Suites. Light parchment tiled flooring throughout the living area, soaring ten-foot ceilings, along with double sets of three panel sliding glass doors accentuate the already abundant space and provide sensational views of the shore. One large living area faces the gulf with comfortable seating provided by a latte-toned couch, elegant armchairs, and a charming decorative metal glass-topped café table. The open kitchen in the center features crisp white custom cabinetry, a wide cream-colored bar, and plenty of appliances to fulfill all your culinary needs. A portal opens into a lavish formal dining room with an oblong double pedestal-based table beneath a stylish chandelier with six ladderback-framed chairs that feature attractive soft cushioned seating. A regal columned portal leads back into the second comfortable living area with views of the lake, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, a matching love seat, and a cozy leather lounge chair that faces a dormant fireplace as well as a large flatscreen TV.

The Primary Bedroom has a king-sized bed with gleaming gulf views through the sliding glass balcony doors and a set of windows. The large luxurious ensuite bath includes double vanities with a centered dressing table, a deep soaking tub, and a separate glass-walled shower. The other gulf side suite also provides balcony access and glittering views. It includes a king-sized bed along with a private bath with a tub-shower combination. The second Guest Bedroom with twin beds has a serene look with sand-colored walls, a row of four expansive windows overlooking the lake, and access to a full hall bath.

Amazing amenities at the Empress include a shimmering sugar-white beach that spans 2,000 linear feet beside the gorgeous gulf. A lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool with a simmering Hot Tub that's flanked by a row of palm trees provides vivid views of the coastal dune lake. A pedestrian bridge gracefully crosses over the pristine lake to a championship golf course and pro tennis club where Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special discounts.

The Empress is minutes away from popular gulf-front restaurants with friendly beach bars, grocery stores, liquor wine shops, and one of the nation's largest designer discount centers, famously known as the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Restaurants, bars, shopping venues, concerts, and fun festivals are on the resort grounds and at the enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf, along with swank Grand Boulevard in nearby Sandestin.

Third Floor:

All One Level: Living Room, Kitchen, Dining, King Primary Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Tub/Shower Combo and Balcony Access, Bedroom with Two Twin Beds, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo, Bonus Den with Queen Sleeper Sofa and Balcony Access, Laundry.

Based on the daily temperature and at the HOA's discretion, the community pool is typically heated for the week of Thanksgiving.

7-Night Weekly Reservations Only (Saturday to Saturday).

Amenities
  • Amenity Icon Community Grill/BBQ
  • Amenity Icon Community Hot Tub
  • Amenity Icon Community Pool
  • Amenity Icon Elevator
  • Amenity Icon Gulf View
  • Amenity Icon Heated Community Pool
  • Amenity Icon Internet
  • Amenity Icon Laundry
  • Amenity Icon No Pets Allowed
  • Amenity Icon Parking Spaces: 2
  • Amenity Icon Walk to Beach: 0-1 Minute
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Bedding
All One Level:
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen Sleeper Sofa
King
King
Twin
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King
Total: 2 King, 2 Twin, Queen Sleeper Sofa
Reviews
Rating 5
Wonderful Property
The Condo is HUGE and was more than we would ever need. The front opens to the Gulf of Mexico and the back to a lake. Patios are on both sides and you can choose to hear the crashing waves or the sounds of frogs croaking. As with most vacations, the time spent inside was limited as we were outside, doing outdoor vacations things. But evenings were spent on the balconies, watching the people on the beach. The inside is HUGE and even if you had a decent sized family, there would be plenty of room on rainy days. Huge separate ice maker helps. Shopping is only a few blocks away. We rode bicycles to CVS and Winn-Dixie for supplies. There's a restaurant almost across the street if you're not wanting to go far for a small meal.
Jerry P from Washington DC - Stayed May 2021
Rating 5
Great!
We had a wonderful stay. Cannot wait to return!
Tamara B from Houston TX - Stayed March 2021
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FAQs

We welcome all of your questions! Most property-specific details can be answered in the AMENITIES tab, for example, "Is beach service included?", "Is there a community pool?" and "How far is the beach?". Additional answers may be found in our Rental Policies.

Still have unanswered questions? We invite you to ask below. Our vacation specialists look forward to providing you with a detailed response to help you find the best place by the beach!

Does this rental include beach service?
Jennifer N - Posted: 05/08/2022

Answer:

Beach chairs and umbrellas are not provided complimentary, but are most certainly available. Once you have secured your reservation, we will provide you with the beach services contact information. You can reserve chairs and umbrellas over the phone, or directly on the sand. See you soon!

What time is check in? Is there a shuttle service from the airport?
Kathy M - Posted: 07/16/2022

Answer:

Check-in time begins at 4:00 pm CST. There are a number of transportation options for getting to and from the airport while vacationing in Destin. Here are a few Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Shuttle recommendations!

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