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Dog-friendly home in gated community w/private beach access, shared pool, & WiFi
With a coveted location just a few blocks from the community's private beach access and with views of the gulf from the third-floor balcony, this amazing five-bedroom home is exactly what you've been waiting for! You'll love the cool, beachy vibes, tiled floors, and luxurious furniture of the living room when you entertain your guests with glasses of local wine. The full kitchen is equipped with all the cookware, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances you'll need to get creative with your next culinary masterpiece, and you can serve eight guests over the handsome dining table. There are five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, and you'll have three kings and six twin-size beds to spread around, plus plenty of space to comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. At Emerald Shores, you'll have access to a basketball and tennis court, shuffleboard, two pools, and plenty of family-friendly activities nearby.
What's nearby: Destin FL Charter Boats is two-and-a-half miles away with group and family fishing charters to help you catch your limit of saltwater fish. Get a little early-morning exercise with a visit to Links Golf Club, just five-and-a-half miles east, with lush green fairways to tee off on. Henderson Beach State Park has a boardwalk and lots of shopping and restaurants to enjoy.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen (with dishwasher) 4 dog max Beach chairs available
Parking Notes: No automobile, truck, boat, boat and trailer, trailer, house trailer, mobile home, camper or other similar vehicle shall be parked on any roadway overnight. No boat, boat and trailer, trailer alone, recreational type vehicle, or self-propelled mobile home, shall be parked for any period of time or stored or otherwise be permitted. Commercial vehicles are restricted. Parking in the cul-de-sacs is prohibited at all times.
Parking is allowed in driveways only and is restricted to the number of cars that can be parked within the home's garage and/or driveway. Parking on the grass is strictly prohibited. Additional parking is available at the pools and tennis court.
Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Pool : Shared
Maribeth S.Oct 2021
Nice home, easy walk to beach, plenty of space. Could use a deep cleaning and touch up paint.
Ashley W.Sep 2021
Great location, quiet neighborhood, plenty of space. The walls and baseboards need some cleaning but otherwise it was a great place! Loved it. Will definitely book again!
David A.Jul 2021
Wonderful home! Plenty of room for 3 families. Nice accomodations. Close to the beach and restaurants. Perfect getaway home!
amanda t.Jun 2021
Lots of room and very short walk to the beach. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay again!!!!!!
Mary S.May 2021
We loved how big the house was. More than enough room for everyone. Happy that the beach wrist bands were included with our house, just wish that the chairs and umbrella were too. Downside to the house was that the walls were dirty and stains on the pillows and couch cushions. It doesn’t take much to take a washcloth and soap to them. There was a dirt footprint on the wall in the king room on the second floor. Clean that and the house would have been 5 stars.
We appreciate your feedback, Mary. Housekeeping takes cleaning seriously and is working to fix the issues you encountered. We are glad you brought it to our attention. Thank you!
Niza S.May 2021
St. Croix was a great place to stay with our family and friends. There was more than enough room for everyone and the house has a nice distribution.
Emerald Shores is a wonderful quiet neighborhood and we loved staying here. My kids made friends with our neighbors, who were also vacationing and it was great to see how much fun they had.
The beach is in walking distance, I would say no more than 3 mins. Which is fabulous!!
My only concern was that the house was a bit dirty (mainly the floors) and there were some minor damages to the house, that needed to be addressed.
Other than that, our stay was perfect in every way. I would definitely return to Emerald Shores.
Hi, Niza! Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay! We sincerely apologize for any disappointment regarding the cleanliness of the floors and minor damages. Our housekeeping staff takes cleaning seriously and we are working to fix the issues. Along with that, we plan to have the tile floor professionally cleaned. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Robin S.Mar 2021
Beautiful, luxurious, clean, and roomy vacation spot. We loved it so much that we wished we'd booked it for longer.
Diana P.Jan 2021
This home was super nice and spacious for my family. Right down from the beach. The pool is on the other side of the street. Everything was walking distance! Thank you again for hosting us will definitely come back again!!!
Phil T.Dec 2020
Very clean & all the amenities that we needed.
Stephanie T.Nov 2020
The space was beautiful
alexandra v.Oct 2020
Excelente ubicación súper espaciosa para familias grandes recomendada siempre
¡Hola Alexandra! Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar una reseña para nosotros. Nos alegra saber que tuvo una estancia agradable.
Shyla W.Sep 2020
Our stay was outstanding. The house was larger than we expected and beautiful. I did not realize how close it was to the beach, literally just a short walk. The private beach access was a bonus and the two pools in the community. Everyone was comfortable and it truly exceeded our expectations. Definitely will rebook again.
Shyla, thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at St Croix at Emerald Shores. We hope to host you again in the future!
Steven H.Sep 2020
Will definitely mark this as a favorite. Quiet, gated neighborhood. All the amenities of home and a few extras for the beach. Wish they still had the beach wagon as mentioned on another review and it would have been perfect. This was a family beach trip. We had plenty of room for 10 people to spread out. A table large enough for all of us to gather for dinner and talk about the day and follow up with games/cards. We truly had a great time. 😊
Thank you for your feedback, Steven! We are happy to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy the quiet and peaceful beach. We will look into adding a beach wagon to this home for ease of transportation to and from the beach. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Selena G.Sep 2020
We absolutely loved that this house fit our whole family. After full days at the beach we ere able to all sit at the huge dinner table and eat together. Grocery store is so close, and shopping strip as well. Definitely would rebook this home
Hi Selena! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hope to host you again in the future!
Doug C.Aug 2020
Though things were different to and from Destin from Texas, the beach was the same great place it's always been. St Croix had a perfect set-up for our group this year. Everyone was comfortable in their space in the house and had plenty of room.
Thank you for staying with us, Doug! We are happy to hear that this home accommodated you and your family well. We hope to see you again soon!
Summer T.Aug 2020
We really did enjoy staying in this home. There were 3 families: 6 adults and 6 kids. It was the perfect size for our needs. It had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were comfy and the house was clean. It was also a short walk to the private beach entrance.
I would say our only problems were that 2nd and 3rd floor bathrooms had very slow shower drains, which were fixed after I called about it. We also had a significant issue with the front door key pad lock. It never fully engaged so the home was never secure. I called three times to have this fixed and it never did work properly. I can’t imagine the owners are okay with this.
Hi Summer! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that this home was comfortable for you and the families you traveled with. Thank you for reaching out to us about the slow shower drains. We are happy to hear that our local field staff was able to assist you promptly regarding this. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the key pad lock. Our maintenance staff has fixed the lock and it is now in excellent condition. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
Jennifer S.Jul 2020
The layout of the home is great for multi family. Each family unit had their own floor and bathroom. The kitchen is a bit small, but well stocked. The large dining table allowed for everyone to enjoy meals together. The living room couch really needs replaced though. The walk to beach is very short and easy. One reason I picked this house is because the ad says private beach.... but what the ad does not say is that there are vendors that set up chairs and umbrellas and charge you. Also, you are not allowed to set up your own stuff in front of them so there is little to no room left for those not wanting to pay rental fee. That was really the biggest disappointment. The pool was also quite close to the house and very nice. Overall nice house and everyone had a great time!
Hi Jennifer! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. We are so sorry to hear about your disappointment regarding the beach vendors. We have passed along your concerns to our local manager so they are aware of your feedback. This is in-fact a private beach, however, our guests are not obligated to purchase chairs and umbrellas at the beach. This is an optional amenity that is available if wanted. We hope to host you again in the near future!
Lauren C.Jul 2020
This house is in a nice neighborhood close to the beach. You can not see or hear the beach from the house. If you stand on the third floor balcony and lean your head just the right way you may be able to see just a sliver of ocean. This house is in walking distance to the beach but not super convenient for making frequent trips back and forth (we traveled with an infant and a toddler so this may not be an issue for you) The house did come well equipped with towels, toilet paper, and kitchen items. We cooked most meals in the house with no problem and even used the gas grill provided for a few meals. There is also a beach wagon, some beach toys, a couple adult floats, and several beach chairs that we used while we were there. For those traveling with small children there was also a baby gate for use. The house was clean and we loved how secluded it felt from the other homes. The beach access is private and they do not allow tents on the beach. They do however allow them on either side of their “private beach” so you just have to walk to the left or right a little ways to set anything up. We traveled with 3 couples so we loved that each of the 3 floors had its own king bedroom and bathroom.
We appreciate your feedback, Lauren. We look forward to hosting you again sometime soon!
Ariane A.Jul 2020
Nice place lots of space easy walk to the beach only con furniture a bit outdated but it was very clean and comfy.
Tiffanie A.Jul 2020
This house was perfect for our family! Large table for dining and family games. Nice community and the pool was conveniently near the house. It’s an easy walk to the beach! Additionally, the attendants that are at the gazebo/umbrella rental on the beach are wonderful!
Will visit again!
Hi Tiffanie! Thank you so much for your positive review. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again!
Fidel S.Jun 2020
Everything was available for making us comfortable like at home! Enjoyed the space and quiet neighborhood! Beach was a walk away and appreciated the availability of beach toys. Very clean home!
Thank you for your review, Fidel. We are happy to hear you had a comfortable stay at our home. We hope to see you again in the future!
Isabel B.May 2020
Pros: This house was spacious and clean. Plenty of towels. 5 bedroom with plenty of beds. The second and third floor had a corner to corner balcony. It was in a great location. Their was all kinds of pots/pans and dishes to use. It was located about 5 mins to the entrance of the beach. The area was quiet and in a private community. Beds were comfortable. Two pools to use.
Cons: Difficult to open the front door. The code functioned only once then we had to leave the front door lock and exit thru the side door. Furniture is old and ragged. Third floor tub had a slow drain. We tired contacting the number listed but we were on hold for over 2 hours, each time, before we decided to hang up. An automatic text was sent and mentions to contact them via the text service and someone will contact us back. That never happened. Only one dishwasher soap was left for dishes for a weekend stay. Wall fixtures where left on night stand. Wall and vent can use some paint. Outside patio were very dirty, rusty and stained.
Thank you so much for your review, Isabel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely apologize for the long wait time when attempting to call our guest services line. We are currently experiencing an inordinate number of calls and messages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have passed along your feedback regarding the furniture, and wall fixtures to our owner who will be making improvements the beginning of June. The front door set-up has been corrected. We do hope to see you again!