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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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05/8/2020
Property Management

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

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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

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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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04/21/2020
Activities

5 Best Spring Reads in 2020

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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

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04/8/2020
Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Millenia

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This elegant home is every bit as sophisticated and timeless as its name would suggest. From the rich colors to the stunning chandelier, this home is perfect for entertaining and guests will enjoy a European aesthetic throughout the home. Located on the gulf in the exclusive Destiny by the Sea neighborhood, Millenia is full of amenities and upgrades which are sure to impress even the savviest traveler. Gulf-View Private Pool with Spa The living area is a breathtaking array of gulf views from any vantage point. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views

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04/2/2020
Activities

5 Family-Friendly Activities While Social Distancing

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These are unprecedented times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the time wisely. On the blog, we’re giving you five family-friendly activities to do while social distancing. Read about them all below. 1. Coloring Pages Coloring isn’t just for kids, adults can join in on the fun too. Coloring is great for meditation and anxiety management. Keep the whole family busy and refresh your refrigerator’s aesthetic. Crayola is offering free prints here. 2. Go for a run. Races are being postponed and cancelled left and right, but it is still

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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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03/19/2020
News

A Letter to Our Guests

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To Our Guests, In light of recent closures and changes in our area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Five Star Properties will be allowing any guest that was set to arrive between now and April 15, 2020, to change their dates over the course of a 12-month period. This may be extended as we receive information on any changes regarding Coronavirus and local closures.  At Five Star Properties, we care about the well-being of each and every guest and we are committed to providing a safe and clean home to

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03/17/2020
News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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As a property management company, we wanted to take the initiative in giving you the facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area and the precautions we are taking against the spread of this virus. First, it’s important to know the facts. While Florida is currently under a state of emergency as a precaution for spreading the virus any further, the CDC has not issued a blanket limit on domestic travel for the general population at this time. We are open for business and accepting all travelers! With that being said,

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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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03/9/2020
Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Capitano

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Capitano is the largest beachfront home in Destiny by the Sea. With 8,800 square feet of exceptional living space, expansive balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a rooftop deck, and awe-inspiring architecture, this unique showplace is nothing short of magnificent. Luxury finishings and features include a free-standing balustrade curved staircase, Corinthian columns, and marble and granite countertops. Each room boasts a beautiful view of the Gulf or the nearby lake and provides comfortable sleeping arrangements for all guests. With all of the features and amenities this home has to offer,

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