Mojito Grande Island-style Cottage 1Block>Gulf, Beach gear

  • A raised home, it brings gently breezes to the deck. Great place to relax in the hanging chair, the hammock, or on the comfortable love seat. Or...dine out!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    A raised home, it brings gently breezes to the deck. Great place to relax in the hanging chair, the hammock, or on the comfortable love seat. Or...dine out! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Hanging "egg" chair just through the living room's French doors. What a great place to relax with a book or music!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Hanging "egg" chair just through the living room's French doors. What a great place to relax with a book or music! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Plenty of space for the gang, including an ultra-large 2-3 person bean bag!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Plenty of space for the gang, including an ultra-large 2-3 person bean bag! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Kitchen and indoor dining area, plenty of room, but still keeping everyone close.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Kitchen and indoor dining area, plenty of room, but still keeping everyone close. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Gather the crew around for chatting and camaraderie. A large umbrella provides all-day shade and the twinkling lights around sets the evening mood.   Its the beach. Relax.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Gather the crew around for chatting and camaraderie. A large umbrella provides all-day shade and the twinkling lights around sets the evening mood. Its the beach. Relax. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Mojito Grande - open underneath and an airy deck with flowing curtains and swinging chair are seen. Even more goodies upstairs!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Mojito Grande - open underneath and an airy deck with flowing curtains and swinging chair are seen. Even more goodies upstairs! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Sitting area, eating, and our Instagram Clock!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Sitting area, eating, and our Instagram Clock! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • View on entering includes 2 French doors and several unique items, including an extra large bean bag for 2-3 people!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    View on entering includes 2 French doors and several unique items, including an extra large bean bag for 2-3 people! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The hanging egg-chair framed by the Living Room's French doors. Everyone can still be relatively close, yet have their own space.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    The hanging egg-chair framed by the Living Room's French doors. Everyone can still be relatively close, yet have their own space. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • View out of the French doors of the living room show the swinging chair on the deck.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    View out of the French doors of the living room show the swinging chair on the deck. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Our BIG JOEℒ️ super bean bag with memory foam is incredibly comfortable for 2-3 people! It also presents a great Instagram or TikTok opportunity.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Our BIG JOEℒ️ super bean bag with memory foam is incredibly comfortable for 2-3 people! It also presents a great Instagram or TikTok opportunity. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Drop your flops and grab a beach towel - we provide them as well as a few chairs, toys, and a beach cart!  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Drop your flops and grab a beach towel - we provide them as well as a few chairs, toys, and a beach cart! Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tastefully decorated, "island style" and Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Tastefully decorated, "island style" and Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A fully-equipped kitchen with new stainless high-end appliances, along with a 4-seat table for dining indoors.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    A fully-equipped kitchen with new stainless high-end appliances, along with a 4-seat table for dining indoors. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • View form the dining area into the living room. Both sets of French doors open to the front deck.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    View form the dining area into the living room. Both sets of French doors open to the front deck. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Updated stainless appliances with an abundance of convenience features. Lots of storage and a full-size pantry.
    Updated stainless appliances with an abundance of convenience features. Lots of storage and a full-size pantry.
  • 2x4 place settings means everyone can sit for dinner and enjoy the beach weather.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    2x4 place settings means everyone can sit for dinner and enjoy the beach weather. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Dine outdoors in the shade of the deck. The French doors open right to the kitchen area so everything is conveniently nearby.  Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Dine outdoors in the shade of the deck. The French doors open right to the kitchen area so everything is conveniently nearby. Just 1 block from the beautiful white-sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Relax with the beach breeze in the hanging deck chair!
    Relax with the beach breeze in the hanging deck chair!
  • Short hall connecting the bedrooms to the living room
    Short hall connecting the bedrooms to the living room
  • Light and bright Master bedroom
    Light and bright Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with king bed.
    Master bedroom with king bed.
  • Master bedroom with king memory foam bed, ensuite bath, HDTV on wall, and lots of clothes storage.
    Master bedroom with king memory foam bed, ensuite bath, HDTV on wall, and lots of clothes storage.
  • Master bath with shower
    Master bath with shower
  • Bunk bed room with low-boy bed for increased safety and comfort. Stairs, no ladder!
    Bunk bed room with low-boy bed for increased safety and comfort. Stairs, no ladder!
  • Queen bedroom with top-grade hybrid memory foam mattress
    Queen bedroom with top-grade hybrid memory foam mattress
  • Queen bedroom with large closet space and HDTV
    Queen bedroom with large closet space and HDTV
  • Queen bedroom with top-quality hybrid memory foam mattress!
    Queen bedroom with top-quality hybrid memory foam mattress!
  • Hall bath with tub/shower combo.
    Hall bath with tub/shower combo.
  • Laundry area, complete with iron and ironing board.
    Laundry area, complete with iron and ironing board.
  • Great place to gather in the evening breeze.
    Great place to gather in the evening breeze.
  • Spend time on the deck in the loveseat or the really comfortable hammock! A large offset umbrella can provide all the shade you need.
    Spend time on the deck in the loveseat or the really comfortable hammock! A large offset umbrella can provide all the shade you need.
  • Relax in the shaded swing chair and feel the gulf breeze.
    Relax in the shaded swing chair and feel the gulf breeze.
  • When you want some restful alone time in the beach air, take a seat in our swinging chair. Or, perhaps one of our hammocks?
    When you want some restful alone time in the beach air, take a seat in our swinging chair. Or, perhaps one of our hammocks?
  • DIne alfresco at our 4-seater table or just hang out in the afternoon breeze.
    DIne alfresco at our 4-seater table or just hang out in the afternoon breeze.
  • Our custom Instagram clock. Just use #mojitogrande when you post it!
    Our custom Instagram clock. Just use #mojitogrande when you post it!
  • Corner of Scenic Gulf Dr and Hollywood St.  Across Scenic Guld Dr is the private beach access to the Gulf-front white sand beach.
    Corner of Scenic Gulf Dr and Hollywood St. Across Scenic Guld Dr is the private beach access to the Gulf-front white sand beach.
  • Corner of Scenic Gulf Dr and Miami St. Watch for this landmark if you approach from the East.  Within view of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico!
    Corner of Scenic Gulf Dr and Miami St. Watch for this landmark if you approach from the East. Within view of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Beautiful sunset on the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.   Taken from just over a block away from Mojito Grande!
    Beautiful sunset on the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Taken from just over a block away from Mojito Grande!
  • Parasailing in the Gulf of Mexico right at our beach!
    Parasailing in the Gulf of Mexico right at our beach!
  • We provide a beach cart, chairs, and a small collection of beach toys  We want you to have all you need to enjoy an oceanfront day on the beach, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
    We provide a beach cart, chairs, and a small collection of beach toys We want you to have all you need to enjoy an oceanfront day on the beach, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
$129-750/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 4-8
Internet Near Ocean (more...)
Things You Will ❀️ About Mojito Grande
 

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Great for families/couples/friends
πŸ– < 200 Steps to private beach  
😴 Sleeps 6
🌊 Beach towels, cart, chairs, toys*
🌐 Fast Internet/Wifi  
🍳 Well-equipped Kitchen 
πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Pack-n-Play & High Chair
πŸ”‘ Smart lock - no office, go straight to the home
πŸ“Ί Roku TVs in each room  
πŸš— Parking for 3 vehicles + golf cart
πŸ“² Digital guidebook  
🚢‍♂️ Bad Ass Coffee, Alvin's Island, Pompano Joe's, Dairy Queen, and more!

 

— ABOUT THE HOME —

  • Bedroom 1: Twin low-boy bunk bed w/shared hall bath
  • Bedroom 2: Queen bed w/shared hall bath
  • Bedroom 3: King bed w/ensuite bath
  • Living Room: 55" Roku HDTV, Big Joe™οΈ Super Bean Bag, chairs, french doors to deck
  • Kitchen: 4-seat table, stainless appliances, coffee machines, pantry & storage, french doors to deck
  • Deck: 4-seat cafe table, egg-shaped swing chair, hammock, conversation set, large off-set umbrella.
  • Ground level: seating area with table, hammock, fire pit, shower/hose, storage shed with beach gear, and parking for 3 vehicles

At Mojito Grande, walk up the stairs and be greeted by a comfortable outdoor seating area with a large offset umbrella set amongst a selection of palm trees and plants. The nearby hammock calls to you to try it, perfect for those lazy time naps.
 
The island-style beach home uses a smart lock for a contactless check-in and takes you right into the living room. You'll immediately note the bright colors, the wall-mounted 55" 4K HDTV, and the Big Joe supersized bean bag with memory foam which sits 2-3 people in comfort. French doors give you a view of the deck. Just off the living room is the dining area with another set of French doors to the deck, a fully-equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, open shelving, 2 coffee machines (drip and k-cup), a full-size pantry for your food, and many convenience features.
 
Step through either set of french doors onto the front deck. Framed by billowy curtains, there is a 4-seat cafe table for dining al-fresco and a hanging egg-chair, perfect for reading in the fresh beach breezes.
 
Step back into the living room and start down the short hall. On the left is a bedroom with twin beds in a "floor bunk" with stairs (no ladder) -- great for smaller children. A wall-mounted HDTV will provide entertainment.
 
Across the hall is a bathroom with a tub/shower combination that sports a dual-head shower. We provide a dispenser with high-quality shampoo, conditioner, and body soap made from natural ingredients and without animal testing. See our digital guidebook for details.
 
Next down the hall is the full laundry with iron and ironing board. We provide some detergent pods, bleach, softener, and such for your convenience.
 
The next bedroom has a queen bed. We use a very popular brand of hybrid memory foam mattress that we have received *many* compliments about. A wall-mounted HDTV is also provided. There is ample clothes storage in the closet and dresser.
 
At the end of the hall, on the right, is the Master bedroom. It has a large king bed with a memory foam mattress, wall-mounted Roku TV, and an ensuite bathroom with dual-head shower. Closet space, dresser, and chest provide plenty of storage for clothing.
 
Back outside, and underneath the home, we have a sitting area with a table, chairs, and a hammock. A corn hole set is provided for playtime. In the back of the home is a fire pit area with seating for those cooler evenings.
 
Note: Mojito Grande is a no smoking property.
 
— BEACH —
 
The private beach access point is 1 block west, near the intersection of Hollywood St and Scenic Gulf Road. We have paced it off at about 150 steps. 
 
At the access point, you will need to show proof of the exact address where you are staying and will be issued wrist bands for your entire stay. They are very strict about this. We will email a special copy of your receipt, with the specific information they want, just before your arrival so you will have it handy in your inbox.
 
Once on the beach you have access to the area South of the Erosion Control Line (plainly marked). You may also purchase beach services (chairs, umbrellas, wave runners, etc) from the licensed vendor at fees they set. This information and contact info is in the digital guidebook. 
 
 — LOCATION —
 
Located in Miramar Beach, our beach cottage is one of the original homes in the popular community of Frangista Beach. The location is very convenient!
Alvin's Island is just 2 blocks west and the well-known Pompano Joe's (fresh Gulf-caught seafood) is just a bit beyond. 2 blocks eastward will quickly get you to Emerald Coast Wine Cellars,, Bad Ass Coffee for a great coffee experience, Dairy Queen, Paradise Found beach shop, and the excellent Italian eatery, Pascalli Kitchen (try their homemade pizza rolls)!
 
You can drive your car or golf cart to Winn Dixie for groceries, Chick-Fil-A, Surf Hut Restaurant, CVS, and the Silver Sands Outlets in 4-7 minutes. We also have very easy access to Holiday Rd, which is a quick route to US98 W. At this intersection is a CVS, the nearby beer/wine/spirits store, Tom Thumb gas/convenience store. US98W is the road to Destin Commons, Henderson State Park, the Harbor area, and all else that Destin offers!
— WHAT WE PROVIDE —
 
-   bed linens
-   bath towels & washcloths
-   hand towels & make-up towels
-   bath mats
-   blankets/comforters
-   Beach wagon, chairs, toys
-   Beach towels
-   Kitchen essentials such as foil, plastic wrap, salt/pepper, basic spices, etc.*
-   Basic cleaners and cleaning tools*
-   A starter set of toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags.
-   Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, hand sanitizer.
-   High chair and Pack-n-Play (if requested)
 
— WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING —
 
-   Sunscreen
-   Your stress and cares so the beach can melt them away
 
* We do ask that guests replace what they use. Our team tries to see that these items are stocked, but it is not always possible to inventory these items after every stay. If we have not been alerted that something has run out, you may not find it to be present.
 
— BOOKING INFORMATION —
 
Once the reservation has been made, we send an email confirmation with a link and instructions to finalize your booking. If you do not see it in your Inbox within an hour, check your "junk mail"
folder. You *must* complete these steps within 24 hours or your reservation may be cancelled.
The only fee we charge is for cleaning. It is added at checkout.
Mid-stay cleans are available -- Contact us for pricing.
A refundable security deposit of $300 is required by placing a hold on the card you provide.
The Renter of record must:
  • be at least 25 yrs of age;
  • provide the payment and means of deposit;
  • be present during entire stay (no third-party bookings);
  • send a copy of a valid government-issued ID;
  • sign our rental agreement;  and,
  • provide a list of names and ages your entire party.
Our cancellation policy is: Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a full refund of monies paid less the 3% credit card processing cost.
We are unable to accommodate early arrivals or late checkouts.
Our pricing is updated frequently to reflect local rental trends, occupancy, demand, and other factors. Rental prices can rise or fall accordingly. Prices are not locked in until payment is collected.
In the event that sales or lodging taxes change after booking, resulting in the incorrect rate being charged to the guest, any additional taxes will be collected from the guest.
We ****STRONGLY**** recommend obtaining Travel Insurance for your trip, especially if you are concerned about possible cancellation due to health emergencies, government policies, inclement weather, or other reasons. You will have opportunities to do so during check-out, or there are many sources available on the Internet.
 
**The renter agreement, contact info, and credit card for the deposit must be completed within 24 hours or your reservation may be cancelled.**
— ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE COVERAGE —
We cover our bookings for accidental damage up to $500 at no extra cost to our guests.
This is "no-hassle coverage" that protects against damage such as broken dishes, torn linens, stained towels or furniture, damage to fixtures, etc.. However, guests are required to report the damage *during* the stay to be eligible.  
Damage discovered after departure, is not accidental, or deemed not covered by the insurance carrier is not eligible for coverage and will be charged to the security deposit or card on file.
— DIGITAL GUIDEBOOK —
 
To better serve our guests, we created a digital guidebook that contains much of the information needed for your stay. You will receive a link to it after booking is complete.
Why do you need it? There is info such as:
  • address & directions
  • beach info
  • WiFi access
  • checkout instructions
  • restaurants
  • attractions
 There is no app to download. It can be printed, accessed online, shared, or saved to your device's home screen; its your choice!
 
— TOP RULES —
 
We enjoy hosting and sharing our home with others and have been doing it for several years. We've received many 5-star reviews, letters expressing appreciation, and have a large number of repeat guests. But, we do have a few firm rules that cannot be broken and, if they are, will result in immediate termination of access to the property with no refunds. These are:
 
1.  We cannot allow animals under any circumstances. There are costs and possible penalties for violations.
2.  Events and parties are prohibited.
3.  No smoking of any kind on the property. Remediation fees will be charged and start at $325.
4.  Cannot exceed the number of people on the booking at any time.
5.  Drugs or other illegal activities are not welcome and will be reported.
6.  Third-party bookings are not accepted.
7.  Community quiet time is from 10pm to 8am
 
We use approved interior and exterior noise monitoring devices that monitor sound levels without recording audio.
 
There may be video cameras on the property and a doorbell camera/mic may also be present. There are *NO* interior views.
 
Remember, you are staying in our home. Please respect it.
While there is no "front desk" , our Housekeeping/Maintenance team is just a phone call away and we are available during normal business hours by email, text, or message.
 
☞ We like to know that our guests have read the whole listing. Please mention "Frangista Beach Rocks!" in your inquiry to confirm this for us.

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Retired from a long and worthwhile career in technology, government, and executive management involving significant domestic and International travel (Chuck).

Retired with extensive customer service and hospitality experience and skills as a former Disney cast member (Vicki).

Together, we decided to become hosts and manage our own short-term rental. Our first venture was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee - gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a success.

We added a few more in the same area and created 'Our Smoky Mountain Rentals' to handle the listings. Then we decided to add a beach property and settled on Destin, FL area! Not long after we were able to offer a handful of listings in Destin and Miramar Beach as 'Silver Sands Rentals'.

We have since consolidated all of our listings under our new brand, 'Remarkable Vacation Rentals'.

We have enjoyed every moment of our hosting journey. The delight that comes with knowing that a group of friends, or a family, has made lasting memories in one of our homes is always a thrill, no matter how often it happens. Our guests write such wonder reviews and messages to us describing their experiences and how much they enjoyed their stays. As a result, we get a lot of repeat guests too!

Look over our listings and join the hundreds of families and groups who have called one of our Remarkable Vacation Rentals "home" for their visit.

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Near Ocean
  • Beach Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Rain Shower
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 4 people
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Hall Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Master Bath – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 4-8
  • Bunk Room – 1 Bunk Bed
  • Queen Room – 1 Queen bed
  • Master – 1 King bed
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Private Chef
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Cameras/Surveillance