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The Mirage

5 Bedrooms

5 Bathrooms

14 Guests



Gulf Front

Private Pool

6 Parking Spaces


Come experience a stay at The Mirage, a beautiful 3-story Gulf-front home that can sleep up to 14 guests. This luxurious 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom beach retreat features a beautiful interior and a private Gulf-front heated pool.

This home showcases stunning views of the Gulf from all 3 stories! Beach access? Just out your back door, you will find a private boardwalk that leads you steps down to our pristine, white-sanded beaches. With your stay between March 1 and October 31 you'll receive complimentary beach chair service of two umbrellas and four chairs.

The Mirage is a one-of-a-kind rental, with a private heated pool, and two balconies overlooking the Gulf - you and your guests are certain to have a week to remember!

The first floor welcomes you with an open-concept living area, a full kitchen, and a breakfast nook, along with a convenient laundry room equipped with two sets of washers and dryers. You'll enjoy easy access to the Gulf-front private pool and gas grill via the patio. Two inviting bedrooms on this floor include a queen bed with a private bathroom, and a king bed with a private bathroom.

On the second floor, discover a second kitchen and living area, a spacious dining room with seating for eight, and additional bar seating for five. Step onto the Gulf-front balcony to dine and relax while soaking in the stunning views. Two more bedrooms await, including Bedroom 3 with a queen bed and private bathroom featuring a shower, and Bedroom 4 with 2 sets of twin-over-full bunk beds and a desk area. A hallway bathroom with dual sinks and a tub/shower combo completes the floor.

On the third and final floor, you'll find Bedroom 5, featuring a king bed, TV, and private balcony offering panoramic Gulf views. This luxurious bedroom also boasts a private bathroom with dual sinks and a large shower, providing a serene retreat for relaxation.

Sleeping Arrangements:
1st Floor, Bedroom 1: Queen bed and private bathroom with shower.
1st Floor, Bedroom 2: King bed and private bathroom with tub/shower combo.
2nd Floor, Bedroom 3: Queen bed, private bathroom with shower.
2nd Floor, Bedroom4: 2 sets of twin-over-full bunk beds and desk area.
Hallway bathroom with dual sinks and tub/shower combo.
3rd Floor, Bedroom 5: King bed, TV and private balcony. Private bathroom with dual sinks and large shower.

Seacrest Beach:
This property could not be in a more convenient location with just 6 miles separating it from Seaside, WaterColor, and Grayton, and only 1.6 miles from Rosemary and Alys Beach. If wanting to hop off the quaint communities that line 30A for a change of scenery, Destin, FL is only a short 40 minute drive to shopping & entertainment of all kinds. Panama City Beach, is only a short 15-minute drive to shopping, dining, and entertainment at Pier Park.

* Pool heat can be added for an additional fee
* Parking for 6 cars in driveway; no garage access
* Sorry, no pets allowed.

An initial Benchmark signature box of amenities is provided for all guests. For the kitchen this includes: 1 roll of paper towels, 1 dish sponge, 1 dish soap, 2 dishwasher pods, 1 pack of kitchen wipes and liners for each trashcan plus 2 washing machine pods. For each bathroom it includes: 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 set of facial and bath soaps/body wash/shampoo/conditioner/lotion. For towels you will receive: 1 body towel/1 washcloth per guest and 2 hand towels per bathroom.


Gas Grill
Private Pool
Smart TV
Satellite / Cable
Washer & Dryer


  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Area: Seacrest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • High Speed Internet
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Shower
  • pets not allowed
  • Blender
  • Beach Chairs
  • DVD Player
  • Garage


  • 2 King
  • 2 Queen
  • 2 Bunk

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House Rules

  • Check-In: After 4 PM | Checkout: 10 AM
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Renters must be 25 years of age or older
  • During busier times and due to limited infrastructure, internet connectivity may be affected.
  • You can read all of our rental policies here
  • All rentals require state and county tax plus additional required fees


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Guest Reviews

4.9 of 5 average

Nice vacation in Seacrest

by Gainesville GA

5 of 5

This was a nice house although I felt a little pricey. Overall the house was in good shape but you can tell it's been used quite a bit. Floor in the kitchen needs some upkeep, icemaker in upstairs fridge didn't work (never got anyone to come and fix after a few requests) so we had to trek ice from the downstairs refrigerator. Lots of dishes and appliances in the kitchens. Rooms were nice - linens were in great shape and beds were comfortable. Pool was a nice size and a great place to cool off after a day at the beach. House comes with 8 beach chairs with umbrellas - all set up for you every day, that was really nice. Only negative were all the people alongside you - chair setups were on top of each other. House is next to a public access walkway but it wasn't a problem, attendants keep the public away from the private houses. Short bike ride away from Rosemary and Alys Beach.
Overall, a good stay. Tired of the 30A house prices going up and up so this might be my last rental for awhile. Almost $20K for a week on the beach just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

Submitted on Jun 19, 2024

Great Trip!

by Georgetown TX

5 of 5

Great location, house interior was set up exactly for our family, lots of parking space, management responded quickly and serviceman was an extreme professional.

Submitted on Jun 16, 2024

2023 Fall Break

by Memphis TN

4 of 5

Great location right on the beach, property is super nice, some maintenance updates are needed, especially outside

Response from Benchmark Management

We appreciate your valuable feedback! It brings us joy to hear that you relished our incredible beachfront location and beautiful property. Your observations regarding maintenance have been taken into serious consideration, and we are fully dedicated to enhancing the overall guest experience. Your input is highly valued, and we eagerly look forward to your return, ensuring an even more exceptional stay. Warm regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 24, 2023

The view ... paradise.

by Brentwood Tn

4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at The Mirage. Let's start with the positives. The view of the beach is unbeatable and access is literally steps away from the sand. The deck furniture was ample and comfortable. Lovely decor. The furniture in the living room was exceptional...huge sofa and a good number of comfortable chairs. Huge dining room table. The beds were comfortable. Loved having the chairs/umbrella service provided. The separate kitchen and living space on the lower level was nice especially having younger children in the group...our families were able to spread out (nice for early risers and night owls). The location to Rosemary and Alys Beach was a short bike ride away. This property would have received 5 stars had it not been for a few things... We reached out to Benchmark two times before our arrival and double confirmed that the pool would be heated. We know that the weather is cool in October and no one likes swimming in cold water. We got to the house and the request for the pool heat had slipped through the cracks. Benchmark was never able to come through with sending out anyone to turn on the pool heater because "only one third party company is assigned to this house" and we were not able to get on the third party's schedule during the 6 days we were there. This for us was beyond unacceptable! Certainly with all of hundreds of pools on 30a there should be a company that could be called in as a backup. Contrary to some other reviews, this house IS next to a public beach access. Our stay was over Fall Break so there were a lot of people coming and going on the public access next to the house...but it wasn't really enough to dampen our stay in any way. The overall condition of the house is slowly falling apart and is NOT being maintained. The house was not as clean as it should be (cobwebs, dirty ceiling fans, etc.). When paying top dollar for a property like this, it would have been nice to walk away feeling like EVERY penny spent was worth it.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for your recent review of The Mirage. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful vacation and appreciated the beach view, comfortable furnishings, and spacious layout. We sincerely apologize for the issue with the pool heating, and we are actively working to prevent such misunderstandings in the future. Your feedback regarding the house's condition and cleanliness is noted, and we will address it promptly. We value your input and hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next visit. Please do not hesitate to reach out directly if you decide to return. Best regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 14, 2023

Made for an amazing wedding getaway

by Kansas City MO

5 of 5

We stayed at this location for a wedding and the location alone was worth every penny. Amazing backdrop and easy access to the beach made this trip one to remember. It was great having enough rooms and kitchen setups to handle all our family in one home. The few things I would suggest for improvements would be more ceiling fans (especially in the bedrooms) and for the rooms on the lowest level to have some kind of dressers for clothes storage. Other than that there was some wear and tear on the stairs to the beach but I imagine that's hard to upkeep in Florida weather. The house was clean and provided practically everything we needed. We would definitely stay at this property again.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for choosing our property for the wedding stay. We are delighted to hear that our location, beach access, and spacious rooms met your expectations. Your feedback on adding more ceiling fans in bedrooms and dressers for lower-level rooms is duly noted. We will consider these suggestions for future improvements. The wear and tear on the beach access stairs is a challenge in Florida's climate, but we will continue maintenance efforts. We are glad to hear that the house was clean and well-appointed for your needs. We look forward to hosting you again in the future for another enjoyable stay. Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 13, 2023


by Midland TX

5 of 5

This home is amazing! The daily beach chairs and umbrellas were definitely a daily highlight for us!

You will not be disappointed if you chose this as your home away from home in this great location!

Response from Benchmark Management

Revis, It was an honor to host your recent trip to the beach! We are truly glad to hear you enjoyed this beautiful property! We are thrilled you had a great stay and hope you choose to book all your future trips to the beach with us at Benchmark Management, we would be glad to have you. Sincerely, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Sep 25, 2023

Family Vacation at The Mirage July-August 2023

by Sterling IL

5 of 5

This was our first large family vacation. We had 6 adults and 7 children (2-12 year olds and 9, 7, 6, 3, 1 year olds). The king size bed and queen bedrooms on the main floor were a little tight but the small living area and kitchen was perfect. A plus with 2 washers and dryers. The 1 and 3 year olds stayed in the king bedroom with their parents, they made it work. Each had its own bathroom, small but nice. Easy access to the pool and beach.
The second floor bunk beds were perfect for the rest of the kids. Main kitchen and dining/living area nice with a beautiful ocean view. 3rd floor had great large bathroom and beautiful balcony view.
The location was perfect, chairs and umbrellas were complimentary and set up each day on the beach front. I never used the backpack chairs I rented. The stairs to the beach could use some repairs. The beach area was beautiful, not packed.
We rented 2- 6 seater golf carts, perfect for close restaurants and site-seeing.
I would recommend this place, lovely location and access to the beach. It was very clean and the rental personnel very attentive and friendly.

Response from Benchmark Management

Wow, Nancy thank you so much for the 5-star review! We take great pride in our properties and greatly appreciate your positive review. You’re absolutely right, the location is close to everything and this House has an amazing Gulf View. Our cleaners do a fantastic job of cleaning between each guest with Eco-friendly disinfectant. Hosting you was an absolute pleasure and we look forward to having you stay with us again! :) Sincerely, Benchmark ManagementNancy, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're thrilled your first large family vacation was a success and that you enjoyed your time at our well-equipped property. The bunk beds and ocean view were perfect for the kids, and the location with beach access was appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience with the beach stairs and will pass on your feedback to the relevant team for possible improvements. We're glad the 6-seater golf carts were helpful for exploring nearby attractions. Thank you for recommending us; we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable vacation! Best regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Aug 7, 2023

Family vacation review

by Spring Valley OH

5 of 5

Fun memories!
Things that need attention:
Repair of wooden steps going to beach. Pictures were sent.
Alge around pool where water fills into pool
Ants infestation around pool. They bite!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Beverly, thanks for staying with us at this property and for providing this review. We do appreciate the feedback! We are so happy that you made fun memories at this property! We also thank you for bringing those issues to our attention. Please note that they have been passed along to the proper parties and will be addressed as such they will not be issues for future stays! Please know that guest satisfaction means alot to us! We do hope we can welcome you again for an even better vacation experience we know we can provide! Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 14, 2023

Girls Beach Trip

by Lakewood CO

5 of 5

This house was a perfect for 13 of us ladies. Right on the beach with plenty of space. The 4 chairs and umbrella rental that came with the house were set up every day for us. Would recommend this house for large groups wanting the beach and pool.

Response from Benchmark Management

We are thrilled to hear that the house was a perfect fit for your group of 13 ladies and that you enjoyed the convenient beachfront location with plenty of space. It's especially great to know that the included chairs and umbrella rental added to the overall positive experience. Thank you for recommending this property for large groups seeking both beach and pool amenities. If you have any more details to share about your stay or if you have further questions, feel free to let us know. We are here to assist you! We hope to host you again real soon! Warm regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 3, 2023

Beautiful house

by Oklahoma City OK

4 of 5

We had a great time at The Mirage. The pool was great and beach access was phenomenal. Our only complaints were the balconies were not fully accessible to us due to some structural concerns that we were told would be fixed. However, the lumber wasn't delivered until we were leaving on our last day. Also, the listing said there was a pullout sofa bed on the second floor (which we needed) but it had been removed prior to our stay. Overall we had a great time. Fortunately, we are an easy going group and rolled with the flow. But be sure to ask lots of questions before you get there.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi John, we are so happy to hear that you had a great time at this property! We are also delighted that you loved the pool and beach access. We do apologize for the inconvenience with the balcony. It is always our aim to resolve any issyes guests might have as quickly as possible; however; we had to employ a third party company;. Due to them being a third party, we have no control over the work schedule. In regards to bedding, please note that there are 2 Kings 2 Queens and 2 Bunks. We ae always here to assist and will happily respond to any queries guests have before, during and even after their stay. We want to thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We hope we can welcome you again! Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 1, 2023

Wonderful Stay on the 30A!

by Del Mar

5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Mirage off the 30A. Beautiful home! The location is very close to Alys Beach, & Rosemary Beach (under a mile away), and Seaside/Watercolor is about a 7 mile bike ride away. This is our second time vacationing in the Destin area, and staying off the 30A is the best! We had stayed in Destin last year, but will only stay off the 30A in the future. It was an entirely different experience, with charming beach towns, stunning bike rides, and beautiful scenery everywhere. In contrast the other areas outside of the 30A look congested, full of high rises, junky looking commercial buildings, and remind us of Myrtle Beach. It’s a shame they were allowed to build up like that along this treasured coast. The private beach at The Mirage is dreamy, and one of the most beautiful we’ve been to. Couldn’t believe how empty the beach was on Spring Break, but maybe it was due to the cooler weather that week. The water and sand were the incredible color you see in Destin pictures, & even with the 70 degree days we enjoyed swimming in the ocean. Being from San Diego the water temp was warm in comparison to the West coast. We loved having a heated pool, especially since the highs were 65 to 72 most of our week. We had them set it to the highest temp it goes (90F) which was perfect for us. TIPS: Spend a day exploring all the bike paths in Watercolor (right next to Seaside) around the lake and homes. We went there 3 times during our week and it was by far our favorite area on the 30A. This one is a must do. At one point we even loaded up our bikes into my minivan and drove them up to Watercolor so we didn’t have to keep doing the long ride to it. We parked at the WaterColor LakeHouse and saw bike rentals around there too. Seaside next door to Watercolor is another great stop we biked to several times, and I recommend watching the Truman Show movie before visiting it since it was filmed there, & there are several fun spots to visit from the film. Seaside has many cute food trucks to try out, & we enjoyed the shaved ice, melted cheese sandwiches, & crepes. Grayton State Park and TopSail State Park were also nice to explore by bike, but I do not recommend taking little ones on the bike trails. Our one speed beach cruisers made it tough traversing on the sandy root filled trails and it was a good work out. Navarre Beach is worth the drive to visit this beautiful National Park, and there is a great hole in the wall burger joint called “Tops” we loved in that area. Our guys had fun sea fishing, so plan to bring any equipment for that if desired. If we had more vacation time, I would have loved kayaking or paddle boarding some of the lake and inlet areas off the 30A. Baytowne Wharf is another fun spot to drive to, and we loved the hot fudge sundaes at Moo LaLa if you are driving up to Destin. BIKES Plan to ride bikes! Part of the 30A experience is riding between all the cute beach towns, & exploring the trails. Peddlers Pavilion is a short walk away in Seacrest Beach to rent bikes, but there are many places that deliver and pick up from the house on the 30A or Destin area as well. We’ve done Coastal Cruisers on past trips to Destin. *TIP*- Highly recommend getting an upgraded beach cruiser bike with multi speeds and handle brakes if possible because most of the rentals out there are cheap quality with slow foot brakes. Some of us in the group loved riding every day of the trip, and wished we had paid for a nicer bike (or brought my own Electra 10 speed beach cruiser). When using the Vacayzen credit that comes with the rental, do not choose the bike option. All 4 bikes that were delivered were not good quality, and very tough to ride. It’s worth paying extra for quality bikes with a different rental company. Wish we had done paddle boards, or the beach bonfire s’mores option instead. The house had a paddle board we loved using, so I recommend renting another one if you have a large group that would enjoy that. We bought some inflatable donuts for the pool, and ocean. DINING Off the 30A: We had to try the Old Florida Fish House after seeing how beautiful the setting is, and the ambiance is magical there. Make sure to dine outdoors, and choose a time with good weather. Incredible service, and speediest meal we’ve ever had! The food was good but it’s more about the experience of it overall. Valet parking at this location. Food trucks in Seaside: Shaved ice (“Frosted Bites”), Crepes, and the Grilled Cheese truck. In Destin/Miramar Beach area: Fat Clemenza’s was our favorite meal of the trip. The garlic knots, cheese ravioli’s with Vodka sauce, and Margarita Pizza were all amazing. Will be eating here every trip! Burrito Del Sol has two locations, and both times we dined here loved everything. We did the shrimp and fish tacos. Get extra guacamole and queso for the chips. Pedros Mexican Restaurant was also fantastic. Loved the setting, & reminded of us San Diego. Grimaldi's is great for a pizza night. Ft. Walton: Al’s Beachclub Parlor doughnuts PACK: We wasted time running back and forth to the grocery store for items the house didn’t have so I hope this list helps someone else. The Publix is in a nice area close to the house, but prices seemed higher than normal so any spices or food items are better bought beforehand if driving. There is also a Wal-Mart nearby. Here is a shopping list of some basics to pack in the car or buy upon arrival, and some other items I loved having. Having read the reviews, I knew some of those items already: Toilet Paper Paper Towels Tall Garbage bags Laundry soap & fabric softener sheets Dishwasher soap Measuring cups and spoons Potato masher Foil Ziplock bags or plastic wrap Extra Hangers for closets (I bought some and left them for the next guest to enjoy in the master bedroom) Beach Towels Extra bath towels and wash cloths OPTIONAL-Extras I packed to make the trip nice: Foam hand soaps for the bathroom Paper plates, cups, napkins Card games and board games for a rainy day Extra pillow cases, blanket, and my own pillow Corn Hole Game Sharpie pen to label cups and water bottles Waffle maker Beach chairs if you need more than the 4 that come with the rental Fishing gear Pool/ocean inflatables There were plenty of pots and pans (almost too many in several different places of the kitchen), but things like the crock pot were too small for our big group. We had to make space in the cupboards to put our food away because there were too many items placed in spaces we needed. I also wish I had my own Dyson vacuum from home to better keep the floors clean because the vacuum in the closet did not work at all on the wood floors (just spits out the debris). HOME: This home is literally right off the 30A in the older section of Seacrest Beach, so not within a newer development of homes with courts or side streets (Seacrest beach has two different sections). The bike path is right there, which was really convenient, and we did not notice any car noise from the road. When the pool heater stopped working, they were very prompt at getting maintenance out to fix it right away both times I called. They also refunded me the two days we didn’t have heat in the pool for Easter weekend. The pool did have a funny sounding filter that sounded like a ventilator which was kind of annoying, but other than that we really enjoyed the pool. There was some confusion over whether we were getting 2 chairs or 4 chairs with the complimentary Dillon’s service because the website info says something different than the e-mailed information, & Benchmark wasn’t sure when I called them twice about it beforehand. I can confirm that 4 chairs came with the vacation rental, and were set up by Dillon’s service each day. We also brought our own Tommy Bahama chairs for the rest of our guests. I had also seen in some past reviews about a public beach access trail next to The Mirage for nearby condos that surprised them, but we didn’t notice anything like that. The Mirage has its own private staircase, fenced in backyard, and path down to the beach. There are private homes on each side of it, and the condos are a little further down. I assumed the path was private next to the house on the other side of the fence (or gated with a code), because there was nobody on it while we were there. There are some simple updates that could be done by the property owner that would make this a 5 Star Property. There are several outdoor areas of rusted door locks, & outdoor touch up paint needed on the back of the house. The indoor metal filter screens need to be painted over or replaced because they were very rusted. When you are looking at this beautifully updated home and decor, those kinds of smaller things really stand out. Most of the home interior looks recently renovated, and decorated with a cute beach theme, but the master shower tile is still outdated and doesn’t match the newer sink cabinet (and the rug doesn’t match). The shower head was too small, which would be a simple thing to change out for a larger shower head that would make a big difference in there. Reorganizing the kitchen cupboards so that there are empty pantry spaces for people to put food would also be helpful. Switching the gravel driveway to pavers would really upgrade the curb appeal, and also adding in more landscaping. The home has lovely beach decor, however the main living room light/fan looks very out of place (industrial looking), and not in keeping with the beach theme. There are just a few odd things like that around the home, including giant white glass cherries on the coffee table instead of seashells for example. Overall this is a beautiful home with many current updates, stunning beach, nicely decorated, & we would definitely stay here again!

Submitted on Apr 25, 2023 through benchmark30a.com

Great Location

by Springfield MO

4 of 5

Great location and nice house - several safety issues that need to be addressed

Response from Benchmark Management

Mark, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We do sincerely apologize that you experienced any issues during your stay and we're happy to state your concerns have since been resolved.. The happiness of guests is our #1 priority, and more than anything we want you to enjoy your vacation. We hope to have you again for a more accurate representation of Benchmark Management’s care and attention to detail. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Mar 31, 2023

Family Get-a-way

by Sheridan IN

5 of 5

Great location, beautiful beach, and great time had by all. The pool area could use some maintenance but hard to complain when such a wonderful beach is right behind it. House was clean and nicely furnished and the management company did a great job of communicating with me and responding to my requests and questions. Would definitely rent again.

Response from Benchmark Management

Cynthia, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Mirage! We can't agree more, the location of this property is hard to beat! We will certainty pass along your comment regarding the cleanliness of the pool area to ensure the satisfaction of all future guest. We hope you choose to book with us again at Benchmark Management, we would be glad to have you! Sincerely, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Nov 8, 2022

great vacay

by Fayetteville AR

5 of 5

house was as expected no problems

Response from Benchmark Management

We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay here in 30A. We are glad that the unit meets each of your family's needs and that you were able to make lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you again. Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 15, 2022

Family Vacation

by SugarLand TX

5 of 5

Great house! House was clean and well maintained. Pool was clean! Location was perfect. Everyone loved the easy beach access and riding bikes to Rosemary Beach. Benchmark Management was easy to work with

Response from Benchmark Management

Vivian, thank you for your kind words! It has certainly made our day to know you had a great vacation experience. We're thrilled that you found the location perfect and access to the beach was a breeze. It's our pleasure to provide the best possible service to our guests, and we’re glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit. We hope to see you again for another fantastic stay. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Apr 20, 2022

Family Vacation

by Somerville NJ

5 of 5

Stayed here with my 2 daughters and their families. Everyone had their own living quarters - including myself with the 3rd floor bedroom with a spectacular view. Didn't have to leave the property!

Response from Benchmark Management

Vanessa, We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at Benchmark Management. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the layout of this property as well as, one of the best gulf front views we provide here at Benchmark Management! We strive for our guest to have a wonderful, relaxing stay when booking their trips with us. We hope you consider Benchmark Management when planning your future vacations, we would be glad to have you! Sincerely, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Apr 12, 2022

Getaway at The Mirage

by Charlotte NC

5 of 5

Wonderful!! Great house with great space. Having the pool and beach was amazing .. beds were very comfortable. The staff came right away every time we called to heat the pool or with a request. The only downfall is our internet did not work the whole time we were there. Many of us needed to work and had to go to a coffee shop. Not a big deal but would’ve been nice to have it working for convenience.

Response from Benchmark Management

Mary, Thank you for choosing to bring your family for a spring vacation at The Mirage! We're so glad to hear that you all enjoyed the beach views, easy beach access, private pool, and welcoming interior of this home! We do sincerely apologize that our team was unable to get the internet working while you were here as there was an issue with the internet provider directly. We are happy to mention that this issue has since been resolved! We would love to welcome you all back again for another fantastic family vacation. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Mar 29, 2022

Beautiful views

by Norfolk VA

5 of 5

House is right on 30A pull in driveway a bit of construction on both sides.
Easy access to house. Upon entering and going upstairs it is beautifully redone. All windows looking at ocean. Furniture is very nice and comfortable. Bathrooms a plenty. Refrigerator water ice not working outside pool is very nice and it was heated for us for a small fee. Walk down to beautiful beach from stairs.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Sheila, Thank you for sharing your feedback on our rental property. We were honored to have you and are so grateful for your response. We do sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced with the refrigerator water ice not working. Please if at any time you are staying with us let us know if there is something we can send maintenance out for during your stay. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again to provide you with the five-star stay you deserve. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Dec 8, 2021

Great house and beach location for a week of family fun!

by Lohman MS

5 of 5

The Mirage is a beautiful home in a great location. Even though it is right next to public beach access, it never felt crowded or noisy. The home has a great floor plan for multiple families, and the main kitchen/living area is spacious. The pool area is nice and private with a peaceful waterfall that gives a relaxing break from the beach. The views from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks are beautiful, and finding a paddleboard and several boogie boards was a great surprise for the kids! Would definitely stay here again!

Response from Benchmark Management

Julie, Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, and we appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review. The Mirage is a beautiful home overlooking the gulf. The extra space and added amenities make it perfect for a large family/group. There are parking accommodations for 6 vehicles at this home, so need for paid parking. We work hard every day to bring our guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Aug 28, 2021

Great Vacation Rental

by Brighton CO

5 of 5

Loved this spacious home. Very good location right on the beach.

Response from Benchmark Management

Cody, Thank you for sharing your feedback for The Mirage. We were so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! The Mirage is a beautiful home with a private pool right on the beach. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Aug 24, 2021

Mirage is great!

by shreveport LA

5 of 5

Mirage was a wonderful house for a three generation vacation. It is prettier than the pictures. Very well appointed in the kitchen. Very clean. Our only suggestion would be to have more than one hook in each bathroom. The pool is a very nice size, unlike many others that are more a plunge pool. The grandkids could really play in it. Benchmark Management was very nice and professional to work with. My texts were addressed promptly and a very small maintenance issue was immediately taken care of. The location very convenient to 30A communities and a short bicycle ride to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach.

Response from Benchmark Management

Ruth, Thank you for sharing your feedback for The Mirage. We were so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! This home is very spacious for families. We love to hear that is was clean and prettier that the the pictures! Having a nice size pool is so important so everyone can play in it. We have forwarded your suggestion there should be more that one hook in the bathrooms to the property manager. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Aug 23, 2021

May Family Vacay

by Clarksdale MS

5 of 5

We enjoyed our family vacation and were so sad to leave. This home is great for multiple couples and each family slept on a separate floor.. We were thankful for the comfortable beds as well! The great room was large enough for us to visit with very comfortable furniture. The balcony has gulf and pool views and came in handy for those staying with a baby during nap time. We also enjoyed eating our meals up there instead of fighting long waits at restaurants. So, we ordered and picked up from our favorite spots and ate dinner with gorgeous sunset views!
Having the private pool was a huge plus with waterfall sounds that are soothing poolside. There is a beach access right beside this unit, but the beach setup people made sure our 4 umbrellas and 8 chairs were front and center. We would definitely stay here again!

Response from Benchmark Management

We're thrilled that The Mirage provided a great place for you to spend your family vacation. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 10, 2021

Family Get Away!

by Vestavia AL

5 of 5

Great time with my family at the place. low key but lots of fun with the grandkids and a good time for all!

Response from Benchmark Management

Dear Sam, Thank you for the wonderful review of The Mirage! We are thrilled that you all had a lot of fun with your family, please come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jan 20, 2021

Thanksgiving 2020

by Birmingham AL

5 of 5

Great weather to celebrate Thanksgiving. House is located in proximity to various venues. Some of the work that has been done on the property is of low quality.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hey Jim! We're so glad that the weather during Thanksgiving week was perfect for celebrating. We apologize that you feel some of the home's work wasn't ideal, and we'll pass that along. That all being said, it has been a pleasure to provide your accommodations not only right by the beach, but also within a decent distance of Rosemary! See you again soon! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Dec 15, 2020

Great Time sans engagement ring loss... oops

4 of 5

House worked out well. My wife lost her engagement ring... happy hunting!

Response from Benchmark Management

Wade, We are glad that The Mirage worked well for your vacation stay. We are so sorry that your wife lost her engagement ring during your stay. We hope that the ring will be found. Please call Benchmark Management for your next stay. Sincerely, Benchmark ManagementHello Wade! Thank you for leaving a review! We certainly hope y'all enjoyed your stay. It's unfortunate to hear that your wife lost her ring. We certainly hope that it was just misplaced in a bag, as it has not been located on site. That being said,, we hope to see you again for another gulf front stay to relive some happy memories! Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Nov 4, 2020

Fantastic Rental

by Mansfield TX

5 of 5

Everything about our stay at The Mirage was amazing . The location was perfect ,
pool was nice to use in the evenings . The house had been updated & was
beautiful, having the extra kitchen was a plus like having a separate apt. Plenty of room for 14 & never felt cramped . . Benchmark was very helpful with a couple of small issues we had .

Response from Benchmark Management

Beverly, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 14, 2020

Family Vacay 2020

by Emory TX

5 of 5

Out trip was a gift to our 4 children for Christmas. We thought at one point it wasn’t going to happen with all the COVID-19 going on but it did and everyone was so ready to get out of town. The house was great and set up perfect for our families. It was in a great location and close enough for the teens to bike to the Hub in one direction and Rosemary the other. Loved having the pool and our private walkway down to the beach!

Response from Benchmark Management

Michele, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jun 29, 2020


by Stuttgart AR

5 of 5


Response from Benchmark Management

Wendy, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We work hard each and every day to bring our guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 9, 2019

Vacation Perfection

by Woodstock GA

5 of 5

This house has been beautifully updated. We were 3 families and we fit very well without feeling cramped. It was pure joy to see our 5 grandchildren play in the surf at the beach and in the pool. This house is next to a public beach access. Not my first choice but we enjoyed everyone we met on the beach.
The pots and pans in the kitchen were better than what we have experienced from other rentals. I always bring a few of my own anyway. Well stocked kitchen. Benchmark was excellent. They are a top quality company.

Response from Benchmark Management

Prudence, thank you so much for your review! We are thankful thankful that you had such an enjoyable time with all the families! The Mirage is a beautiful beach front home! You have gorgeous views from all three stories! Beach access is easy enough at The Mirage. It is just out your back door, where you will find a private boardwalk that leads you steps down to our pristine, white-sanded beaches! The Mirage will give you and your family memories that will last a lifetime. Call Benchmark today to book the perfect home for your vacation!

Submitted on Sep 5, 2019

so perfect!!!

by Austin TX

5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! Lots of space, natural light, counter space and bedroom space. We were a group of 12 and everyone septs very comfortably. The location is perfect!!! would definitely recommend.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Mirage. With the location being within biking distance to Alys and Rosemary Beach, this home offers stunning views and plenty of space for the whole family. You cannot go wrong with the gulf front pool and newly updated interior. Thank you again for staying at The Mirage and we hope you will come see us at the beach again soon!

Submitted on May 9, 2019

Lovely Updated Beachfront rental

by Thompsons Station TN

5 of 5

This newly updated home was one of my favorites I have rented on 30A. The kitchen, bathrooms, and living spaces are now modern and comfortable. Excellently stocked in the kitchen with a regular coffee maker and a Keurig. Having 2 fridges, 2 ovens, and 2 dishwashers is something unique and very useful. Lots of towels in the bathrooms. Bring a few board games for a rainy day.

Mirage's location (easily bike to Alys / Rosemary and 10 minute car ride to Seaside) is ideal. Only a few private homes surround this rental, so the beach is not crowded and only 20 stairs away. The pool area was great for entertaining.

We rented Bikes using our credit from Benchmark and we rented backpack beach chairs from The Rental Shop 30A - great experiences with both companies. The bedroom set up is nice for 4 couples or 2-3 families. The door in between the 2nd floor master and bunk room is very thin.

Benchmark does a fantastic job responding to calls and email and any issue that arose were quickly handled. I appreciate that they do a walk through prior to your arrival which ensure everything is in place. I will rent from Benchmark again for our next trip to 30 A.

Response from Benchmark Management

We are so happy that your stay at the Mirage was wonderful. The Mirage is a beautiful home in a wonderful location, close to the beautiful Alys and Rosemary Beach. Here at Benchmark, we strive to be helpful in any situation that arises. Our inspectors and cleaners do an excellent job to ensure the property is ready for the renters! We look forward to working with you again in the future!

Submitted on May 3, 2019

Better than advertised

by Dallas TX

5 of 5

The house had some recent updates and was better than the pictures! It was absolutely perfect for our group of 9 girls- more than enough space to spread out. Very clean. Having 2 fridges was a plus. The pool was nice and awesome to be right on the beach and not have to carry stuff too far. Would definitely recommend.

Submitted on Apr 18, 2019

Family Get-Away

by Franklin TN

5 of 5

13 of us stayed for a week, and we had a blast. There is a lot to like about this place: location, plenty of space, heated pool, views, and plenty of beach toys. However, when we stayed in Spring 2019 it had an “under construction” feel to it with missing wall plates, missing door handles, missing air vents, bathroom half remodeled, etc. For the luxury price, it lacked the luxury feel. It is an upgrade from the pictures, but not quiet finished.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review - we do apologize that some of the construction items were not quite finished for your stay but are glad you had a great time! This is a wonderful property - great location sitting right on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf. Walk out past your own private pool, down your private beach access and see some of the most beautiful beaches the world has to offer! Great home to share with friends and family as there is plenty of space for everyone! Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms will make your stay very comfortable for sure! Should you have any questions about the remodel please just give us a call and we will be happy to discuss with you personally. The Mirage is one that you don't want to miss so call Benchmark today and we will help you find the perfect time to visit!

Submitted on Mar 29, 2019


by suwanee GA

5 of 5

great location, convenient access to beach

Submitted on Sep 10, 2018

Wonderful Week on the Beach

5 of 5

The Mirage is a wonderful house. The location was fabulous, beach front, right on 30A with bike trail. The house had been recently refurbished, plenty of room for everyone. Nice sized pool that was refreshing after a day on the beach. The pool needs a little attention, water feature was only half flowing. Had a problem with the oven in the main kitchen but management company replaced within a day. Good service from them.
Our whole family was able to stay very comfortably in the house. Four separate couples and four young children-plenty of room for entertainment.
The weather was great most of the week and the beach was pristine. Loved our t beach vacation and will return.

Submitted on Aug 19, 2018

beach vacation

by Little Rock AR

5 of 5

Had a great time. Great location. Close to the beach.

Submitted on Aug 18, 2018

2018 Family Vacation

by Louisville KY

4 of 5

While the Mirage is in need of basic maintenance, i.e., painting, holes in walls patched, stairs repaired and door shelves added to fridge, it is a great location and beautiful property--just a "little tired", which the above will correct.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review! This property recently acquired new owners and they are working diligently to take care of some of items you have mentioned so if anyone reading has any questions please just give us a call directly and we would be happy to update you with any updates we might have! You are correct - this is one awesome location! To walk right out your back patio doors to the private pool and the Gulf of Mexico just beyond is a dream come true! In a matter of minutes you can hop in your car and head west for some great foodie experiences and just a tad bit further and you will be shopping at the very popular Pier Park in Panama City Beach. So much to do and see - call Benchmark today so you don't miss out on a thing!

Submitted on Jul 27, 2018

Great Vacation!

5 of 5

The Mirage was the best beach house we have ever rented. Beautiful furnishings, great location, great bedroom configuration.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review! "Best Beach House Ever" - I would say that sums it up nicely! Great home, great views, great location - it is all here at The Mirage. Call Benchmark today and let us help you experience the best beach house ever!!

Submitted on Jul 22, 2018

Life's a Beach

by Bryan OH

5 of 5

The home is the perfect setting. Didn't realize the public access is located right next door, however it posed zero problem. Great views, nice furnishings, comfortable home. Needs some TLC, but I understand a new owner is in place and that should do it. Our large family had a wonderful time!

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review! Yes - we are so excited to be partnering with the new owners who are bringing in the TLC! Their concern - as well as ours - is that all of our guests have a 5 star experience while staying at The Mirage! Bring the whole family for this beach vacation as there is plenty of space for all! And no one wants to be left out when you can walk out the patio door to your own private pool and just beyond the pool walk down your own private boardwalk to the beautiful beach! The Mirage is a place that you will not soon forget - enjoy those memories for a lifetime! Call Benchmark today and we can get your special time arranged!

Submitted on Jul 12, 2018

Beautiful location

by Independence LA

5 of 5

A beautiful property. It was a vacation of a lifetime with our children and grandchildren. Excellent location.
the beach was right outside our door Perfect. House was dated but we really enjoyed it. Overall I would stay here again.Lovely time!

Response from Benchmark Management

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your kind words - we appreciate your feedback! This property does have new owners that are making some beautiful updates so you will want to stay tuned for this one! Gulf front living at its finest! Stay with us at The Mirage to have your 30A beach vacation experience - you deserve it! Your own private pool that looks right out to the turquoise waters of the Gulf! And when you are done at the beach and ready for dinner - there are several locations that are just minutes away - George's at Alys Beach, La Crema in Rosemary or Shades in Rosemary/Inlet Beach where you can catch the game of the night! Such a great location with so much to do and so many breathtaking views - this is truly the place to be! Call us today - it's not too late to spend the fall with us at The Mirage!

Submitted on Jun 13, 2018

Best Family Vacation Ever !

5 of 5

First of all, the pictures do not do this home justice! The living area is so beautiful and the view is beyond expectations! The furnishings are both high end & e xtremely comfortable & it is obvious that they have been recently replaced ! And the master on the 3rd floor —- it looks like an ad out of Pottery Barn — so beautiful & tasteful !

So many positives about this home - location , pool , furnishings , management company . This home will not disappoint!!

Our family reunion group of 12 & a toddler was perfect, thanks to Benchmark & The Mirage !

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you so much for your review! The new owners will be pleased - they have worked very diligently to make improvements that will ensure their guests have an awesome vacation at The Mirage. This property is location directly on the Gulf and has amazing views from the balcony as well as from your own private pool! The location is fantastic as well! Very close to restaurants and shopping in Rosemary Beach as well as Seaside. As you can tell with all of the upgrades and the great location this property is very popular so please call us today to make your reservation for The Mirage!

Submitted on May 2, 2018

Amazing Spring Break House

5 of 5

After four years of spending spring break together, we may have found the perfect house! Housing 8 people (2 families of 4), we are always looking for something to make everyone happy. The Mirage had it! Plenty of room, lovely decor, comfortable furniture & bedding and the perfect location...with a pool! The kids loved hopping on the bikes provided and riding to nearby stores and ice cream shops. We loved being so close to many restaurants and activities, but not in the middle of the crowds of Seaside or Rosemary or Panama City. The view is amazing! Being able to get right to the beach from our backyard was the best! It is obvious the owners are working on upgrading, as all the furniture and decor seemed new. There are a few minor maintenance items that need to be addressed (paint, repairs to walls new doors), but they are not big enough to keep us away. We are looking forward to staying at The Mirage again soon!

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review! You are absolutely correct - The Mirage is under new ownership and they are committed to making this home even more gorgeous!! Many upgrades have already been put into place and the items mentioned will continue to be addressed. The layout of this home is great and it is hard to beat the Gulf view while sitting on the spacious balcony. Take a moment to relax, watch the kids swim in the pool and catch a dolphin swimming by - everything you need to make family memories that will last a lifetime! Come join us at The Mirage - call today as dates are booking quickly!

Submitted on Apr 11, 2018

Thanksgiving Beach Trip

by Smyrna GA

5 of 5

We had a great time staying at The Mirage. The location was perfect, the house was clean and the customer service was excellent. I would recommend The Mirage. It is dated and needs regular house maintenance that has been delayed.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review - we do take your comments and suggestions to heart! If there are maintenance issues that you could identify we would be grateful - we certainly want to be sure we do not miss a thing for any of our guests! Truly is hard to beat this home and the amazing view - absolutely breathtaking! We do hope you will experience The Mirage soon!

Submitted on Nov 27, 2017

Didn't want to leave

by Birmingham Alabama

5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mirage. The location was perfect--steps from the beach with great balconies for morning coffee and drinks at sunset. We enjoyed having bikes to explore nearby and our own pool for relaxing. The palm trees and flowers around the pool gave the place a nice tropical feeling. Beds were comfortable and there was plenty of seating for meals. The master bedroom was especially nice. The management company was very helpful and responsive to our needs. We would definitely recommend this place to others.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review - we are so very glad you enjoyed your stay! This truly is a wonderful location on beautiful 30A! It is hard to beat the view of the Gulf while enjoying your own private pool! This property is comfortable and so relaxing and what a great place to make your family memories of the beach! We do hope that you will come and join us again soon!

Submitted on Nov 9, 2017

Great Vacation Rental, Some Maintenance Needed

5 of 5

Overall, we were very pleased with the rental. The property needs a bit of touchup, but that could be ascribed to the fact it was up for sale, and indeed apparently during our stay there, it was sold or changed hands.

Location is fantastic, plus the sunset views from the 3rd floor. It was well-equipped.

Main problem encountered was the Internet going out while we were there, which necessitated some hours of work on my part, plus having Mediacom come in and fix it. During my work on the Internet, I found that a couple of the TVs in the house weren't even hooked up, which I took care of. The management company was pretty responsive, and they agreed to heat the pool for free (although I don't recall that we were supposed to pay for that - the ad said heated pool), in compensation for the problems with the Internet.

Overall, we had a great week there.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! We do apologize for the internet issues you experienced while here! And we hope you were able to enjoy the heated pool during your stay - our information does state that the pool can be heated for an additional $35/day! We do hope that you will join us again soon!

Submitted on Oct 13, 2017