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08/11/2020
Destin

3 Reasons to Visit Destin This Fall

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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

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08/3/2020
30A

5 Homes Perfect for a Golf Trip to Destin

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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

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07/23/2020
Destin

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

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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

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07/14/2020
30A

5 Must-See Instagrammable Places in Destin/30A

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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

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06/16/2020
30A

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

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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

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06/8/2020
Destin

5 Perfect Homes for Summer!

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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

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05/19/2020
Destin

Vacation rentals are OPEN!

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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

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04/23/2020
Destin

Destin Beaches to Reopen May 1st (Updated)

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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.

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03/26/2020
30A

$0 Down Until Beaches Are Open Again

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We recognize that we are living in unprecedented times with the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of us find zen at our beaches and with their recent closures we are left wondering when we might feel the open ocean breeze again. During these times of worry and anxiety, let us give you something to look forward to. Five Star Properties and Bliss Rentals are offering $0 down on any stay that you book with us until our local beaches are open again.  The safety of our guests, employees, and

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03/10/2020
Destin

Top 3 Pet-Friendly Campgrounds in Destin, South Walton

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The Destin and South Walton communities love dogs! Our easy-going lifestyle proves ideal for our furry friends and if you’re looking for a trip to reconnect with mother nature, with Fido in tow, we’ve got just the spots for you. Bring your camper and don’t forget the pups because we’re outlining the top three pet-friendly campgrounds perfect for you and your fur family. 1. Henderson Beach State Park Campground Image Courtesy of Henderson Beach State Park Henderson Beach State Park features more than 6,000 feet of scenic shoreline bordering the

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02/20/2020
Activities

5 Must See Events for Destin Mardi Gras

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You’re probably familiar with Mardi Gras festivities native to New Orleans, but Destin has its fair share of notable masquerades, parades, and celebrations.  If you’re visiting the Emerald Coast mid-February, you’re in luck. Join in on the fun with family and friends with the five following Mardi Gras events that you do not want to miss! Feb. 21st: Mardi Gras Masquerade at Destin Commons Image Credit: Destin Commons Destin Commons invites you to Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll and join them for their annual

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01/23/2020
Destin

5 Epic Vacation Homes for Spring Break in Destin

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If you're looking for a great place to stay while you're in Destin over spring break, you'll love these luxurious properties, ideal for group vacations.

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