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05/30/2013
Activities

2013 Red Snapper Season Opens June 1st

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Both avid and casual anglers are looking forward to June 1st, when Florida’s extended red snapper season begins. This year, red snapper season, in state waters, begins June 1 and ends July 14th, giving charter boat captains and fisherman a 44 day red snapper season. State waters run 9 nautical miles from shore, and the bag limit remains at 2 per person, or 10 per boat. Federal waters, however, have a much shorter season, beginning June 1 and ending June 26. Both the bag limit and the size of fish

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05/30/2013
30A

Summer Celebrity Spottings Along 30-A

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Celebrities enjoy a low key and luxurious vacation just like the rest of us. The Emerald Coast and The Beaches of South Walton are host to many A-listers  on a regular basis. In fact, we’ll let you in on a little secret – Five Star Beach Properties has had many celebrity guests stay at our luxury vacation rentals! And while area residents and visitors are used to seeing Emeril, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Sheryl Crowe, more and more celebrities are finding their way to our beautiful, sugar white sand

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05/29/2013
30A

Beach Living: Finding Home Decorating Inspiration

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    Staying in a well -appointed luxury home may inspire you to give your primary residence a beach inspired makeover when you return home. You can embrace the natural beauty of the Emerald Coast without overloading your home with boats, fish, and flamingos. “Classically coastal” style is easy to achieve if you focus on the colors, textures, and essence of beach living. Many of the vacation homes in Destin and along 30-A have been painted in calming, neutral colors, like  cream, mocha, sage green, and butter

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05/28/2013
30A

Tips On Planning A Destin Beach Wedding

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Many women have been planning their weddings from the moment they saw Cinderella and Prince Charming live “happily ever after”.  If you are dreaming of a Destin beach wedding on the sugar white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, there are a number of things you can do to make your planning process more enjoyable and less stressful. Researching Destin wedding venues and selecting one is usually the first step for bride-to be’s.  Consider renting a large private home, either as the event venue or as a lodging

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05/27/2013
30A

Grocery Delivery At Your Vacation Rental!

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Travelling is never easy. Even the shortest road trip can be derailed with traffic, accidents, and if you have small children, a number of bathroom breaks. If you’re flying into the Emerald Coast, delays are becoming more and more common. The concierge service, provided by Five Star Beach Rentals, can arrange for grocery delivery and take care of stocking your kitchen, allowing you to hit the beach, rather than the grocery store on your arrival. You can use the online order form to customize a grocery list, so your property’s

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05/25/2013
30A

Vacation Rentals: There’s an App For That!

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According to recent research, more and more consumers are reaching for a mobile app and bypassing a traditional or mobile websites in order to get the most updated information about a specific product, property, or event. At Five Star Beach Properties, we have developed a mobile vacation rentals app, for both the iPhone and Android operating systems that will provide real time, customized information for your stay. Designed to enhance your Destin or 30A vacation experience, our custom vacation rental app provides arrival tips, directions, information about the your rental

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05/24/2013
30A

Golfing With Kids Along The Emerald Coast

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Golf is a sport the whole family can enjoy. Even preschoolers can enjoy a day at the golf course. At many Destin area golf courses, kids are not only welcome, but some golf courses even offer special golf programs just for children as well as Junior golf training. Many area courses are also more than willing to let your little golfers try their hand at putting, driving, and chipping. Of course, golf etiquette applies, so be sure to be courteous to the other golfers by offering to let them play

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05/23/2013
30A

A Quick Beach Safety Reminder: Beach Warning Flags

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Although the Emerald Coast has experienced some cooler than average temperatures this spring, the temperatures are rising and hot summer days are right around the corner and that means plenty of time for the beach. While Emerald Coast Beaches are patrolled and safeguarded by professional lifeguards, paying attention to beach safety flags is another way for you and your family to stay safe. The beach safety flag system is a visual indication of surf and tide conditions. The warning flags fly daily from 9:00 am-6:00 pm and you can get

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05/23/2013
30A

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend On the Emerald Coast

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Are you one of the lucky visitors who will be visiting the Emerald Coast for vacation this Memorial Day weekend? If so, there are a number of special events going on in the 30a and Destin Memorial Day weekend events to help you make the most of your visit. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation recently celebrated the opening of the The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts and are hosting Thursday nights “Concerts in the Village” through the month of May. Events will be hosted at the new Dugas Pavilion and Village

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05/22/2013
Destin

Destin Vacation Home Rentals

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Destin vacation home rentals are becoming increasingly popular among vacationers because they deliver an authentic beach vacation experience! Book your luxury Destin vacation home with Five Star and you can choose from a variety of rentals nestled along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Find Destin vacation home rentals in popular neighborhoods such as Frangista Beach, Destiny by the Sea and Crystal Beach, all of them perfect for anyone seeking fun in the sun while resting on the sugar white sands of the Gulf Coast. Book fishing excursions, rent beach toys and more

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05/15/2013
30A

Don’t Forget These Five items In Your Family Beach Bag!

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Packing for a day at the beach with the family can be anything but a day at the beach. One forgotten item can often make or break an otherwise great day at the beach, especially for little ones. Towels, shovels, chairs, and sunscreen are some of the first items to be packed for most, but here are items that you may not have thought of, that will make your beach days even better. Large zippered bags – You can use them to collect shells and the zipper makes sure your

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05/13/2013
Destin

Destin Vacation Rental Homes

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Destin Vacation Rental HomesDestin vacation rental homes submerge visitors into an authentic ‘beach life’ experience when they visit Florida’s Panhandle! With unique vacation rental homes in Destin and on 30A, you can find the perfect beach house to make your trip to Destin unforgettable. Five Star Beach Properties provides their guests with unsurpassed customer service, including the leading concierge service on the Emerald Coast. Visitors often finds themselves not wanting to return to reality as they soak in the sun on the white sugar-sand beaches, and cool down in the

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