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Sweet Retreat

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 12
Sweet RetreatBalcony viewGorgeous beach just 525yds away!Terra Cotta Beach AccessEntrance

This spacious and stunning 3-level beach home features both modern amenities and architectural character and is located in the fantastic beach community of Terra Cotta Terrace. Sweet Retreat features a spacious open floor plan with soaring 12ft ceilings, a large flat-screen TV, and a cozy fireplace in the living room. The fully equipped kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. On the first floor, you will find a queen guest bedroom featuring direct access to the large outdoor patio. Climb the stairs to the 2nd floor to find a king master suite with an ensuite bathroom. Also on the second floor, there is a queen guest bedroom with a private balcony and ensuite bathroom. Lastly, on the third floor, there is a bunkroom with two twin bunk beds, perfect for the kids or the young at heart! Take a short stroll to the community pool or the gated beach access less than 600 yards away.

*This property is NOT AVAILABLE for rent to those under the age of 25. No Exceptions.*

*There is a $10 reservation fee per night (max $100) for this property. This will be automatically applied at the time of booking*

*We LOVE Snowbirds! Low Monthly Winter Rates*

Snowbird Season runs from January thru February. For a quote, select an arrival date (must be the 1st day of the month) and a departure date (must be the 1st day of a subsequent month). Contact us for alternate date requests and further assistance! All monthly rentals are subject to an additional $150 cleaning fee.

Terra Cotta Terrace is a luxury development of Mediterranean-style homes in the highly sought-after Crystal Beach area. The neighborhood has private gated beach access just across Scenic Hwy 98. Amenities include a community pool, tennis/pickleball courts, and a sand volleyball court. This ideal location is a short distance from several beachfront restaurants and a few miles from Destin Commons and Silver Sands! Come see why families vacation to Terra Cotta Terrace year after year!

Area Attractions:

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest!  Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop. 

All the excitement of Destin is just minutes away: choice of water-sports, golf, amusement parks, and outlet shopping.  One glimpse of Destin beaches and you're hooked. It must be the wide, white beaches and the famous emerald waters. Not to mention the fabulous fishing, the world's most beautiful beaches, addictive seafood and the full array of activities for kids of all ages and more fun to be found in Destin.

If you are near Miramar Beach, the snorkelers in your group will love the new artificial reef called Dolphin Reef, deployed in 2017.  Located just 685 feet straight out from the Miramar Regional Public Beach access (by Pompano Joe's), it is becoming a haven for sea life. Each of the 4 snorkeling reefs comprises 40 acres of permitted sea bottom. The Dolphin Reef is at a depth of 12-20 feet. We strongly recommend that snorkelers use a kayak, paddleboard, or other flotation device when visiting the snorkel reefs. Sea conditions can and do change quickly and often. Enjoy!

Top Reasons to Book
  1. 525 yards to Gated Beach Access
  2. 12ft Ceilings + Gas Fireplace in Living Room
  3. Stainless Steel Appliances + Granite Counters
  4. Within 50ft or less of the Community Pool, Tennis Courts, and Sand Volleyball Court
  5. Walk to Captain Dave’s for dinner; 2 miles to Destin Commons
  6. Snorkel the Dolphin Reef-more info under Area Attractions below
  7. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service
Room Arrangements
Queen Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 Queen Bed
Living Room Sleeper Sofa Sleeps: 2
1 Sleeper Sofa Bed
Master Suite Sleeps: 4
1 King Bed
1 Sleeper Sofa Bed
Queen Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 Queen Bed
Bunk Room Sleeps: 4
2 Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds
2 Full Bathrooms
Master Bathroom
Inside Amenities
Air ConditioningCentral Air ConditioningCentral HeatingHangersHot WaterNice FurnishingsServing Bar off KitchenShampooSmoke DetectorWasherDryerBathtubIron and Ironing BoardGas FireplaceLinens ProvidedTowels ProvidedClothes WasherClothes DryerCombination Tub and ShowerDining RoomFull KitchenLiving RoomShowerCeiling Fans
Kitchen Equipment
Coffee MakerDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveOvenStoveToasterCookware and Cooking UtensilsBlender
Other Amenities
Fire Extinguisher
Internet ConnectionWiFiFree Wifi
TvMultiple TvsSmart Tv
Included Items and Services
Outside Amenities
GrillPatio FurnitureTennis CourtsDeck or BalconyPatioPrivate EntrancePrivate ParkingBalconyDeck
Pool and Spa
Community PoolOutdoor PoolPool
No Pets AllowedNo Smoking
Community Facilities
Fitness Center
Child FriendlyFamily Friendly
View and Location
Walk to Beach
Night LifeBeachcombingBoatingChurchesCinema or TheaterCyclingDeep Sea FishingHealth and Beauty SpaJet SkiingKayakingRestaurantsScuba Diving or SnorkelingShellingShoppingWater Sports
Accepts Snowbird

12 Reviews


Stayed September 2023

"everything went pretty well. the house was really nice and the beach was a close walk. the pool is right by the house. the kitchen had lots of dishes and utensils, some of the cooking pans were old and a little gross, but other than that everything was clean. there was a leftover unused diaper when we arrived in a drawer."

Stayed September 2023

"We had 14 total people including 2 infants! Accommodating for all of us! Clean, plenty of space. I had a few questions and I always got a quick response! The only things, not negative, just to be aware of- the pics show 2 bikes, there were no bikes. Also there was only 1 kitchen towel and dishcloth. Also, there is no kitchen skillet (there is a large griddle on the stove). These are not big things at all, just something to be aware of if you’re planning lots of cooking at the house. Or if you were looking forward to riding bikes. All in all would definitely recommend!"

Stayed September 2023

"Sweet retreat - House needs work but has great location. Just a 5 min walk to the beach."

Stayed August 2023

"Wonderful location nice place ."

Stayed July 2023

"Short Getaway - It was perfect and so cozy. Will definitely go back!"

Stayed July 2023


Stayed June 2023

"Excelente lugar para hospedarse muy cálido lugar todo bien lo único que agregar Talvez unas bicicletas y un carrito para moverse aparte de eso todo muy bien y excelente puediera hospedarme nuevamente aquí"

Stayed May 2023

"Great House! - The house was great and we had an awesome time! We will definitely be back!"

Stayed November 2022

"Patience needed with appliances - Perfect place for our family of 12. The kids aged 11-22 loved walking out the door to the tennis basketball and volleyball courts. Beach was a super easy walk. We enjoyed Thanksgiving week here but had to plan enough time to allow for oven to take over 30 minutes to get to 350 degrees. Dishwasher also had quirks. But so many dishes were fabulous- many large bowls. Frying pans, but no 9x 13 which surprised me. I also found it weird to purchase our own toilet paper, soap, salt and pepper, spices condiments… I also would have loved a few folding chairs but there were benches and we made it work no problem. It was exceptionally cold in FL when we arrived and home temp was 39 degrees and it took overnight to warm up but after that first night temps were fine. Fire alarm battery needed changing- and lint in dryer had to be cleaned out before use"

Stayed October 2022

"This was my best vacation ever because of this house. The location is perfect. I counted and it was 70 steps to the pool which makes it practically in your back yard. I took four grandkids (two teens and two age 6 and 8), they loved the bedrooms. I cannot say a negative thing about the house. I hope to go every year!"

Stayed October 2022

"Real Joy is a great company and work on having the best happiness for their customers."

Stayed September 2022

"Everything great thanks"
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