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11/23/2018
Holidays

Five Star Properties’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale!

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Dreaming of white sandy beaches, blue skies, the sea breeze, and sparkling turquoise waters? You might need a trip to the Emerald Coast. Northwest Florida has some of the most beautiful homes on the Gulf of Mexico, so there’s no better place to visit. Additionally, Five Star Properties is offering a 10% discount Black Friday through Cyber Monday! If you’re ready for a trip to Destin or 30A, book with Five Star today! Just check out some of the beautiful homes we have on our program! Big House by the

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10/15/2018
News

25% Off For All Displaced Families, Volunteers, & First Responders

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On October 10th, the southeast experienced one of the largest and strongest storms to ever hit the United States. Hurricane Michael was the first Category Four hurricane the Florida panhandle has ever experienced since record-keeping began in 1851.

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07/28/2015
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Artificial Reef Placed off Grayton Beach

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On July 10th, the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) deployed an artificial reef off the shores of Grayton Beach. Named Turtle Reef for its shape, this reef is the first in a series of 13 artificial reefs to be installed along the Gulf Coast over the next several years. Waves of excitement from the community have surrounded this new addition to Grayton Beach. This project came about from the desire to raise awareness about marine life and ecosystems, especially after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Schools have

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09/29/2014
30A

Why Is the Water on the Emerald Coast Green?

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One frequently asked question that I receive after posting on our company Instagram account (@fivestarproperties) or our Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceService) is the water there in Destin and on 30A really that color? The simple answer is Yes! But it is interesting when you go into detail as to how the Emerald Coast has wound up with some of the most beautifully colored water in the world. Much of the color we perceive when we look out at the clear-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico has to do with the

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02/28/2014
30A

Spring Break Safety

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Spring break and warmer temperatures are just around the corner, and many co-eds are planning their annual trip to the Emerald Coast and the Beaches of South Walton. Both the Walton and Okaloosa County Sherif’s Departments are reminding visitors to stay safe and be smart during their trips, and here are three quick reminders for a safe spring break. -Be Smart. Both the Walton and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s departments will be detaining underage drinkers. Please remember that the drinking age is 21 in Florida. Additionally, drivers caught while driving under

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01/11/2014
30A

Dressing for the cold along the Emerald Coast

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With most of the nation is caught in the “Polar Vortex”, an extreme polar low pressure system that has become disturbed, sending frigid temperatures well into the deep south, many Emerald Coast visitors are looking for ways to stay warm. With temperatures hovering around 20 degrees and the wind chill making it feel significantly colder, locals and visitors will need to bundle up for the next few days. According to both weather and fashion experts, layering is the key to staying warm as the temperature drops. Your first layer should

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10/11/2013
30A

Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast

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Emerald Coast Magazine celebrates the “Best of The Emerald Coast”, Saturday, October 19, at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Earlier this summer, Emerald Coast Magazine readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurants, attractions, and service providers. The “Best of The Emerald Coast Readers Choice Awards” showcases some of the reasons locals love to live here and visitors flock to our beautiful beaches every year. As you can imagine, just about every possible category is represented – from best brunch, to most romantic

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09/13/2013
30A

USA TODAY Uncovers Florida’s Ten Best Kept Secrets

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The cat is definitely out of the bag. USA Today recently identified the Emerald Coast’s Santa Rosa Beach as one of the ten best kept secret beaches in Florida. Noting the brilliant green waters and sugar white sand, the reporter wondered whether she was actually in the Bahamas, and not in Northwest Florida. While Santa Rosa Beach tends to generate a little less buzz than its neighbors to the east and west, it is home to a number of upscale, fine dining restaurants, plenty of beach, Eden Gardens State Park

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08/23/2013
30A

South Walton Restaurants Featured on Emeril’s Florida

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South Walton Emeril’s FloridaEmerald Coast resident and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has been seen in and around 30-A and South Walton filming his Cooking Channel Show, Emeril’s Florida. During season two, Emeril will feature nine South Walton restaurants as part of the series that highlights Florida restaurants, cooking events, and restaurant culture. This season, Emeril will visit some South Walton culinary staples, including Seaside’s “Airstream Row” featuring Raw and Juicy, Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs, Meltdown on 30-A, and Frost Bites. Also featured are some of South Walton’s newer and most

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08/23/2013
News

Pool Party: Staying Safe Around The Pool

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Destin Pool Safetey Recently, a number of tragic drowning related accidents in pools have been in the news, prompting families to take a closer look at the safety and security of home swimming pools. Many of the luxury beach homes offered by Five Star Beach Properties have beautiful swimming pools. Our owners and maintenance staff work hard to ensure the pools comply with local safety ordinances and recommendations. You’ll find that most homes offer gated security around the pool, and many provide an alarm or sensor, to notify visitors that

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07/24/2013
30A

What to do if you get sick or injured at the beach

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Nobody likes to get sick or injured, especially when you’re on your vacation and away from your family doctor or pediatrician. If you or a family member are suffering from a minor illness or injury, there are a number of Urgent Care Clinics throughout Destin and the Emerald Coast which provide quick relief to even the most stubborn ear infection. Most of these clinics accept major health insurance and have a reasonable co-pay. When you, or your child is too sick to enjoy the beach, but not sick enough to

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07/24/2013
30A

Broadway Comes to the Beach

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The Mattie Kelly Arts Center, located at Northwest Florida State College just across the Mid-Bay Bridge in Niceville presents the award winning and much beloved musical “Les Miserable” July 17-20 and July 25th-27. Currently experiencing a pop culture resurgence, thanks to last year’s Academy Award Winning Film starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, “Les Mis” has been teaching audience to “ Dream A Dream” for more than twenty five years. Les Miserable, the world’s longest running musical, has been seen by more than 65 million people, in 42 countries. This

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