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10/2/2017
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10 Most Luxurious Vacation Rentals in Destin and 30A

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Sometimes more is more. That’s the case with these luxury vacation rentals in Destin. Whether it’s unspoiled beachfront views or sublime design, it is safe to say these homes were plucked straight from a fairy tale. Or a tropical paradise. Really, in our case, it’s both. Perhaps the most fantastical one is the Destin Jewel, currently listed for $8,800,000. Here, minimalist, modern design is enhanced by breathtaking views. As if that weren’t enough, it comes complete with 9,000 square feet of livable space, a remarkable multi-hinged wall of windows that

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09/22/2017
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3-Night 30A Giveaway!

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Close your eyes and imagine being in a place with palm trees brushing in the wind while the waves crash over one another. You can smell the salt from the ocean and feel the sand between your toes. You’d think a place like this is out of reach, but you’d be wrong! A place like this really does exist, and we call it 30A. Scenic highway 30A is a long stretch of road along the gorgeous emerald waters of the Gulf Coast. Lining the ocean, this area is known for

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08/25/2017
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The New Home on the Block: Sanctuary at Frangista Beach

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On the list things we love? Sanctuary at Frangista Beach, the ‘new home on the block.’ Situated at the intersection of Hollywood Street and Scenic Gulf Drive, this beachfront vacation home in Miramar Beach is everything you could dream of and more in a rental property. Easily seen from a mile away (no matter which direction you hail from), Sanctuary at Frangista Beach is a jaw-dropping, three-story mansion with unparalleled views and an unbeatable location. Construction just recently wrapped on this six bedroom, 3,852-square foot beauty. In it, you will

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08/23/2017
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Sea Turtle Nesting Season!

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Now that summer is officially over and school is back in session, we can sit back and enjoy the open roads (and beaches) free from traffic. While less crowded, sea turtles are still laying eggs, so we need to be cautious as we head to the beach. Here are a few tips that will help keep this beautiful species alive and thriving! – Sea turtle nesting season is May through October. – Approximately 40 – 60 days after nesting, the tiny hatchlings head to the Gulf of Mexico by the

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08/17/2017
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Labor Day Weekend!

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We think of Labor Day as a time to relax and let some of that stress just melt away under the sun. Being on the beach is oh, so relaxing, and we just happen to have the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast! When planning your Labor Day getaway, here’s a list of fun activities to add to your bucket list: The most popular choice by far is renting a boat to take out to Crab Island (aside from spending the day at your vacation rental in Destin or

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08/12/2017
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Destination Weddings

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Crystal clear waters and white sand beaches make for the perfect backdrop to any destination wedding. When planning your fairytale wedding, it can be hard to choose the perfect venue. After all, this will be in the books for years to come. You will tell your children and grandchildren about the moment you became one with the person you love. Let us make it easy for you. Here are just a few of the most popular, and most beautiful, Destin and 30A wedding venues. Palazzo del Mar – This stunning

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08/11/2017
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The Impact of Homeaway and VRBO Changes

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Oops! VRBO has done it again. They have taken yet another step to rebrand themselves as a booking site straying from their roots as an advertising platform for owners and property managers. In short, they’ve removed external phone numbers, enforced mandatory online bookings, and are transitioning communication with users into a monitored, unbranded dashboard. What’s the reasoning behind it? They say it’s to reduce guest confusion, but it seems like they are playing a dangerous game of copycat, mimicking their once successful model to look like Airbnb’s, their largest competitor.

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08/10/2017
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Wasted Vacation Days

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There’s no shortage of vacation days; and that’s not just because employers are offering more of them. It’s because we are wasting them. Did you hear that, y’all? WE’RE WASTING VACATION DAYS. It seems like a cardinal sin to forgo time lounging by the beach or skiing down a mountain in favor of work. What’s even worse is that the “used” vacation days are spent checking emails. That’s right! Long gone are the days where you could completely unwind and unplug. As people become more tied to their phones, the

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07/18/2017
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Celebrate Labor Day in Destin and 30A

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As the long, lazy days of summer begin to drift away, it makes sense to start planning one last hurrah. You know, sneaking one more vacation in before your demanding fall schedule takes over. Labor Day is the perfect time to do just that, and we have plenty of great luxury vacation homes in 30A and Destin for you to choose from. Get ready to celebrate the unofficial end to summer in one of these stellar communities: Seagrove Beach: Seagrove Beach is a laid-back but luxurious community, and like it,

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07/7/2017
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Win a Free Vacation to Destin!

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Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a house right on the Gulf of Mexico, even if it’s just for a few days? Here is your chance! Enter the sweepstakes to win a four-night stay at the beautiful Casa de Cielo between September 1 and December 31, 2017. Casa de Cielo is a four-story luxury vacation home in Destin that sleeps 10 in four spacious (and incredibly furnished) bedrooms. This home comes outfitted with a movie-theater, hot tub, and elevator. Not to mention that is located in

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06/30/2017
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Bliss Adds Luxury Beach Condo in Destin

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There are views, and then there are views like the ones from this luxury beach condo in Destin. Plain and simple, they are unbeatable (as is everything else about the Dunes of Crystal Beach #101). Brand new to the Bliss Beach family of rentals, this five bedroom gulf front condo rivals that of most homes. Be prepared to drop your bags and dash towards the balcony where expansive views of emerald green water and sugar white sand await you. This is, of course, if you aren’t distracted by the massive

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06/27/2017
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4th of July Events on the Emerald Coast

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What comes to mind when you think about Independence Day? Freedom, those who fight for it, and how we celebrate them of course! The Emerald Coast has several fun events to commemorate the red, white and blue, so bring the whole family down and get ready to make the most out of your 4th of July at the beach! Kick off your celebrations at the annual South Walton 4th of July Parade. Head to Seagrove Plaza around 8:00 AM and travel through South Walton’s famous beach communities. After the parade,

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