This stately four-story Old Florida styled vacation home with lavish furnishings has seven bedrooms and can sleep 28 fortunate guests. This hospitable rental provides a perfect place for a stellar beach vacation with a premier location on the palm-lined portion of Scenic Gulf Drive in the prestigious, highly sought after residential enclave of Frangista Beach. This awesome Miramar Beach locale is just a short stroll away from the gated neighborhood beach access and the community pool (Don't worry, you have your own private pool too).
Five bedrooms in Once Upon A Tide feature private ensuite luxury baths, while the other two have easy access to full hall baths that double as convenient powder rooms. Triple levels of furnished columned verandas on two sides of this home provide entertaining space with views of the pool or tropical surroundings while enjoying favorite drinks with snacks. A fourth-floor Observation Tower with another veranda with table seating offers views of the glistening gulf located just a stone's throw away.
The first floor features two of the beautifully furnished Guest Bedrooms with king-sized beds and ensuite baths. Another lovely Guest Bedroom on this level has a queen-sized bed and access to a full hall bath. A Game Room off the swimming pool has a full wall featuring a built-in Wet Bar with a deep sink, a small refrigerator, an icemaker, and a wine cooler. It also has a game table, a large wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and a convenient half bath powder room nearby. A comfortably furnished veranda with a dining table overlooks the pool and an adjoining soaking tub that spills down into the water beside it. The paver tiled patio has plenty of chairs for lounging and a grill for fun poolside cookouts.
The bright, spacious open living area on the second floor opens out onto the front and rear-facing verandas with additional seating. This expansive room features stylish contemporary, comfortable furnishings with two seating areas. Four large white cubicle armchairs provide one gracious ensemble while two cream-colored love seats and a leather accent couch on the other side of the room face a big wall-mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment. A convenient powder room is off the living area. The state of the arts open kitchen has stainless steel appliances with a six-burner gas stove, double dishwashers, and a side by side refrigerator freezer. A bar island has seating for five where drinks and appetizers may be served. This level also has the Master Bedroom with a white tufted headboard, two blue armchairs, and an ensuite bath.
The third floor includes two additional comfortably furnished Guest Bedrooms with king-sized beds and ensuite baths - and a Bunk Room with access to a full hall bath. The Bunk Room is perfect for a kid's slumber party since it has four bunks with eight full-sized beds available to sleep 16! A bonus den with access to a veranda includes double couches, two velvet surfaced bean bag chairs, a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and a PlayStation.
This great Frangista Beach location is close to beachfront restaurants, grocery stores, liquor wine shops, and bargain shopping at the famed Silver Sands Premium Outlets, one of the nation's largest designer discount centers. Championship golf and tennis are nearby at Seascape, which offers reduced rates for Ocean Reef Resorts guests. Delightful diversions, restaurants, lively bars, shopping venues, open-air concerts, and fun festivals are minutes away at the enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf as well as swank Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.
First Floor: King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Patio Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower, Queen Bedroom with Shared Walk-In Shower, Game Room with Wet Bar and Patio Access, Laundry.
Second Floor: Living Room with Sitting Area and Balcony Access, Kitchen, Dining, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Balcony Access, Powder Room.
Third Floor: Bonus Den with Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Tub/Shower Combo and Balcony Access, Bunk Room with Four Full Bunks, Hall Bath with Walk-In Shower.
Fourth Floor: Covered Terrace Balcony with Seating.
*Add $50.00 per day to heat pool (available Oct-April if needed)
Personal beach chairs, umbrellas, and tents/canopies are not permitted. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented through the onsite beach service.
Based on the daily temperature and at the HOA's discretion, the community pool is typically heated during holiday weeks and spring break.
- Community Pool
- Complimentary Bikes
- Free Seasonal Beach Service
- Game Room
- Gulf View
- Heated Community Pool
- Heated Private Pool
- No Pets Allowed
- Parking Spaces: 5
- Private Pool
- Security Cameras
- Walk to Beach: 1-2 Minutes
We haven’t even checked out yet, and are already ready to book this house for next year! The house is gorgeous, I don’t even think the pictures do it justice. My entire party is in awe over how well it’s decorated for a rental house. There is plenty of room for everyone and the beds are super comfy. Also everyone we have interacted with from Ocean Reef has been more than welcoming and super nice! 10/10
We recently stayed in this property and the pictures are absolutely spot on. The house is well appointed and extremely inviting. We enjoyed the private pool and other amenities given our stay was during early March. Highly recommend this property for families looking for a private oasis close to the beach.
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!
Where is the beach access? How far away from the house?
Once Upon A Tide has two beach access locations in Frangista Beach. The closest is across from Miami St, only a minute or two away on foot. The second is across from Hollywood St, about three to four minutes away. Each beach access is gated and exclusively for residents of Frangista Beach.
Is beach service included with this home?
Yes! Once Upon A Tide includes one complimentary beach setup (2 chairs and 1 umbrella) provided seasonally. Additional sets may be reserved on the sand!
Is there beach service that is close to the house? Umbrellas and chairs included?
Yes! In fact - Once Upon A Tide includes two chairs and one umbrella provided seasonally March through October. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Are rental golf carts allowed at the property? If so, how many?
Answer:Yes, golf cart rentals are permitted. There is no limit on quantity, but please keep in mind the property has parking for five vehicles only - golf carts included.
How do you turn the pool lights on?
There's nothing better than a cool evening swim! The pool lights are set on a timer to run from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM daily. Enjoy!
What are the dimensions of the pool?
Great job finding Once Upon A Tide! This Frangista Beach vacation home includes a refreshing 10'x15' private pool. There is no better place to cool off on a warm summer day!