Destin Vacation Blog - 30a Vacation Blog | Five Star Properties
Vacation Rentals Are OPEN! More Info

How may we help you?

08/11/2020
Destin

3 Reasons to Visit Destin This Fall

Danica Phillips Share

Back to school season is upon us and crowds are dying down on Old 98 and more importantly, on the beach. White sand beaches and dazzling emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico, all to yourself? Sounds like a dream. We’re giving you 3 reasons why you should be making your way to Destin this Fall. Less People, More Opportunities With the kids heading back to school, virtual or in real life, less people are heading to the beaches. That means less people on the roads, at the attractions, and

Views 2340
Read more
08/3/2020
30A

5 Homes Perfect for a Golf Trip to Destin

Danica Phillips Share

Do you remember the first time you met for tee time on the green? You can share the feeling with a friend of yours and there’s no time like the present. In commemoration of National Golf Month, golfers are encouraged to share their enthusiasm for the sport by bringing new golfers along for the ride. You can expect discounts all month in celebration. Whether you go with a buddy or on your own, the most fascinating people can be met on the green, but most especially here in Destin and

Views 281
Read more
07/27/2020
Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Silver Beach Towers PH 1901

Danica Phillips Share

Usher in unparalleled views of the sparkling Emerald Coast when you stay at Silver Beach Towers Penthouse Suite 1901. This vacation rental in Destin is the epitome of luxury that can be felt immediately upon entrance. The community includes a stunning pool, tennis courts, and exclusive amenities throughout with just steps away from the beach.   Panoramic Views of the Gulf From any vantage point in the living spaces of this home, you’re engulfed in the dazzling Emerald coast. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of the horizon. Guests can

Views 1022
Read more
07/23/2020
Destin

4 of Our Favorite Homes, Perfect to Celebrate Parent’s Day

Danica Phillips Share

Want to settle your sibling dispute once and for all on who’s mom and dad’s favorite kid? Come out in first place and gift your parents with a getaway just in time for Parents’ Day! What’s Parents’ Day? Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July each year. This year, it’s July 26th. Mark your calendar! Parents’ Day was created to recognize, uplift and support the role of parents in bringing up their children. Show your parents a time they won’t forget with one of our favorite homes

Views 629
Read more
07/14/2020
30A

5 Must-See Instagrammable Places in Destin/30A

Danica Phillips Share

Instagram or it didn’t happen.” Beyond dazzling emerald waves, white sand beaches and cotton candy skies, Destin and 30A have backdrops galore for any Instagram aesthetic. We’re laying a few of our faces out for you on the blog below. Check them out and be sure to give them a visit! 1. Western Lake Western Lake is one of the rare coastal lakes located in Grayton Beach. These Coastal dune lakes can only be found in a handful of locations around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South

Views 673
Read more
06/23/2020
Activities

How To Celebrate the 4th of July in Destin/30A 2020

Danica Phillips Share

Fireworks abound and more family-friendly activities than you can choose from, Destin/30A is sure to entertain you and your this Independence Day. Come enjoy the fun whether you’re staying in 30A or Destin, there’s plenty to do when it comes to ringing in the 4th of July, 2020. On the blog, we’re detailing four events perfect for the occasion. 1. Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade 📷: SoWal.com It’s a Grayton tradition along 30A, every Independence Day locals host a parade in celebration. Red, white, and blue attire is encouraged.

Views 1301
Read more
06/16/2020
30A

The Best 7 Things to Do in Destin/30A this Summer

Danica Phillips Share

If you’re looking for a vacation for the books, look no further. Destin/30A is literally home to the most beautiful beaches in the United States. One of 30A’s own, Grayton Beach, was named Best Beach in the U.S. for the second year, this year. But the beaches aren’t the only thing worth getting on the road for. Here’s the best seven things to do in Destin/30A this Summer.   1. Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park 📷: : Big Kahuna’s Kick your vacation off with a splash at Big Kahuna’s

Views 5092
Read more
06/8/2020
Destin

5 Perfect Homes for Summer!

Danica Phillips Share

Summer is officially upon us and the home of your dreams awaits! We’ve got everything you need from beach-front homes, to homes with pools, and homes for the entire family. Check out five perfect homes for summer below and be sure to book your stay today! 1. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere It’s always 5:00 Somewhere, and you’ll be glad you are spending it at this ultra-luxurious home. Located in the heart of Destin, this Crystal Beach vacation home is just a two-minute walk to the beach and loaded with amenities that make

Views 1215
Read more
05/19/2020
Destin

Vacation rentals are OPEN!

Danica Phillips Share

The ban has been lifted and we are now accepting bookings! With that being said, we know that this new normal requires exceptional detail to cleaning procedures in our homes for incoming guests from all areas. Please see our cleaning procedures below to ease your mind when booking your vacation rental this summer.   Beds – All of our linens are washed and dried in-house. Upon every departure, linens are stripped from all beds, professionally laundered, and beds are re-made with fresh linens. A bed-band is then placed around the

Views 17175
Read more
05/8/2020
Property Management

Five Star’s Award-Winning Housekeeping Best Practices Go Above and Beyond Industry Standards

Danica Phillips Share

Five Star and Bliss Beach Rentals take pride in our housekeeping practices and it shows. But the attention to detail goes beyond what meets the eye. Exemplary Staff and Team We ensure quality housekeeping standards with multiple inspections– before and after cleaning. Our team is hand selected and personally interviewed to ensure they are prepared to go above and beyond the industry standard by providing five-star service to meet the standards of our owners and guests. Five Star Properties takes the extra step post-cleaning by sending inspectors to our properties

Views 2163
Read more
04/23/2020
Destin

Destin Beaches to Reopen May 1st (Updated)

Danica Phillips Share

Photo Courtesy: Savannah Vasquez Walton and Okaloosa County Announce Beach Reopening, May 1 Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Boards of County Commissioners both announced this week steps to reopen local Destin beaches, May 1st. Gulf-front public and private beaches in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Destin have been closed since March to encourage social distancing and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak. Both Okaloosa and Walton counties reached their decision to reopen unanimously. And both counties will resume normal beach hours with some restrictions, remaining open from dawn until dusk.

Views 36547
Read more
04/21/2020
Activities

5 Best Spring Reads in 2020

Danica Phillips Share

Books can provide a welcome respite from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of our lives. If you’re in need of a getaway, a book is a good route to take. Take a look at these five best Spring reads curated just in time for a change of pace in Spring 2020. 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Topping the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2019 and the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2020 for a combined 30 non-consecutive weeks, Where the Crawdads

Views 769
Read more