Allison, May 2017
Great location- well kept, comfortable and convenient. Maria is wonderful!
Logan, May 2017
We had a wonderful stay! The house was very clean and well appointed with necessary amenities. The house was perfect for my family of four. The walk to the beach was only a few minutes and the pool was just steps away. Our host, Maria, was fantastic. I definitely recommend this place.
Alex, April 2017
We spent 5 days here and we had the best time!!! Close walk to the beach and a quick drive to great restaurants. The house is more private than I thought it would be from the pictures. I would recommend it to a friend and stay here again! :)
Finn, April 2017
We had a lovely stay at Emerald Shores. The beach is very beautiful, and the pool is great for an evening swim. The place is perfect for a nice morning jog as well.
Maria, March 2017
Maria's "hidden gem" was incredible. We found everything we need at her house. The place in person was beyond the pictures. Everything was clean when we entered, and whenever I needed to communicate with Maria, she responded back quickly. My friends and I wanted to avoid the spring breakers and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Destin. We weren't far from the beach, and it was exactly what we needed! I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, calm and fun place to stay!
Jaylen, March 2017
Our experience was amazing! Perfect house on a great location and a short walk to the beach!
Leighann, March 2017
I stayed here with 7 of my friends and we all LOVED the house. It was clean, well stocked, and gave a nice beach feel. It had an outdoor area, a nice living room with a tv for relaxing, and a big kitchen where we were able to cook most our meals. We spent a good deal of our time in the heated pool since the ocean was a bit chilly, but the beach is just a short walk away. The neighborhood felt very safe, friendly, and relaxed. There's a Dollar General in walking distance, and anything else you need is just a short drive.Maria was a great host as well. We really appreciated how responsive, kind, and helpful she was. We really enjoyed our vacation here.
Selah by the Sea
Tasha, October 2017
We loved everything about this place! From the "at-home" feeling you get when you walk inside this glorious place to the inspirational signs throughout the space. All the rooms where private and had plenty of space for my family and my wedding party. There was a nice company renting beach furniture when we arrived on the beach. There's plenty of beach supplies at the house but we didn't realize that until we were looking for a vaccum on the day of check out. However, this place does not disappoint! You will adore staying here and you will not be disappointed. We intend on returning at least once a year! Maria is also extremely helpful and she checks in on you after you get settled. Loved that!
Chelsea, May 2017
Maria's house looks exactly how it is presented. A beautiful home with a great style, perfect for a beach vacation. We had 6 adults and 2 children and it was perfect for all our needs. Separation when needed and a large patio and living room to fit us all. The neighborhood was family friendly, everyone around was so nice, but i think it's impossible to be mean in a beautiful place like Destin! Our neighborhood had two pools that were perfect for when the beach had big waves. A huge blessing was that we could walk to Dollar General to get pretty much anything. We cooked a lot of our own food in the house which saved us a lot of money, and the house had everything we needed! The walk to the beach was very easy, and the house supplied us with a wagon to get chairs and toys to and from the beach. All in all, we had an amazing trip and I can't thank Maria enough for being a wonderful host!
Jordan, May 2017
This place is AMAZING! Quiet neighborhood, close to the beach, and right in the middle of everything!! Beautiful and spacious villa!
Taron, May 2017
Maria is such a great host! The house was so beautiful and it was everything that the pictures showed and more! Maria is such a beautiful person and it felt like I knew her even though we'd never met. We will definitely come back to emerald shores' Selah by the Sea!
David, April 2017
Great stay in a beautiful location.
Stephanie, April 2017
Selah by the Sea is located in Emerald Shores development and might be the perfect location. Walkable to the beach, a great mix of folks of all ages, with a secluded feel that belies the activity of the are. Two nice pools but an easy walk to the beach. Drivable to any main activity. The house itself has the perfect layout for a variety of family styles. A master bedroom and bath in the main part of the house with s screen porch connecting a suite of two other bedrooms and a bath--perfect for either friends or extended family. There are lots of extras (cooker, wagon, chairs, etc) that make the packing load much lighter. An easy place to keep organized and was very clean. We will definitely consider for a return trip!!
Kurt & Sarah, October 2016
We had a wonderful time in Selah by the Sea! Want to go back already! First of all Maria is very friendly and accommodating. She was very prompt and helpful with any questions we had as it was our first time to Destin. Selah by the Sea was just perfect for our stay - there were 5 of us and we all felt indictable and right at home. We loved the private beach access! It is a short walk from the house and Maria has all of the beach gear you need from boogie boards, chairs, umbrella and beach wagon to tow it over. The beach is a short walk from the house and the neighborhood feels very safe and quiet. The floor plan of this house allows you to be together with your family or to have your own privacy. We enjoyed sitting out in the back patio to read in the mornings and grilling in the evening. And it is close to everything - there is a dollar general that you can easily walk to that came in handy for us a few times. We highly recommend Selah by the Sea! Thank you so much Maria and Billy we enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again next year!
Jonathan, June 2016
We had such an amazing time at Selah by the Sea. The house was extremely clean and the amenities definitely met our family's needs. Billy and Maria were great at communicating with us. The private beach access was great, especially with it being the busy season. We had an amazing week and hope to be back soon!
Jose, July 2015
I enjoyed the experience along with my family. Maria is a great hostess; she called us after accepting our booking, told us what to expect, and took the time to answer any questions we had. Her home was comfortable and spacious enough for our group. Thanks to Maria and Billy for a nice place by the sea to stay in!
Asif, May 2015
Selah by the sea was a wonderful retreat for our three families to truly decompress and relax on our beach vacation. We tremendously enjoyed our stay there. Maria was so kind to call me and give me a general overview about the the residence and the locality. She has everything you need for the perfect beach vacation - Chairs, chaise lounges, wagons, a beach blanket, coolers , mini tent, umbrella. She was even kind enough to provide an umbrella stroller for one of the little ones. This saved us from packing a lot of luggage for our road trip. The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the house...and you get access to a pristine white sand beach with emerald green waters. If you're not up to walking you can take advantage of the electric car shuttle service that makes rounds around Emerald Shores. The beach itself is not very crowded since it's a private beach. one of the days when we went for an early morning walk, we saw a dolphin breaching very close to the shore! The house itself was perfect. Although it is one unit, two of the rooms have a side-ways entrance and have individual keys.These two rooms have a Jack and Jill bathroom , so every bedroom in the house has an access to a bathroom. There are two screened areas where you can relax and enjoy a meal or read a book. We enjoyed a night of barbecuing at the outdoor area as well. Maria's kitchen is well stocked. We found everything that we needed. She even had a crock-pot! Her house is located at a Cul de sac, so our little ones had a lot of fun just playing around the cove . She was very thoughtful and called to check if we had made it to her house without any trouble and also texted to check if we had gotten back home alright after the tornadoes and thunderstorms. Thank you Maria for making our stay wonderful . I highly recommend Selah by the Sea to anyone planning to visit the Destin/ Miramar area.
UNFORGETTABLE STAY - WENDY Z.
As the first guests of Selah by the Sea, we were totally blown away by the comfort, style, and luxury of this wonderful property. When we entered, we felt immediately at home. It was obvious that the owners had put tremendous effort into planning and organizing the property and making it totally enticing. The house was spacious, well-lit, clean, and well-stocked in every amenity you could possibly need -- just as stunning in real life as in the pictures. The house was a few minutes' walk away from a private beach, with gorgeous white sand and blue water. Destin has tons of restaurants, shopping (a big outlet mall is just a few miles away), a lovely harbor area with fishing/dolphin-sighting tours. We came in the winter season and never lacked things to do even though it was offseason for much of the town. We can't imagine how great the city would be in the summer. We had a fantastic week here and heartily recommend the place to anyone looking for one of the best hassle-free getaways they will ever experience!