The Best Places to Stay Across Destin and 30A

For travelers that are ready to pack their bags and hit the skies, roads, and water in pursuit of a well-earned vacation, a trip to Florida’s Destin or 30A promises to be an inspiring choice every time! This scenic and welcoming locale is loved by adventurers looking to make the most of time on the water while those in need of a relaxing escape will find the scenery and shorelines to match as well. Both Destin and 30A provide a wide variety of activities, attractions, and entertainment to enjoy no matter what time of year visitors arrive. Whether you’re hoping to spend time fishing, can’t wait to soak up the sun or prefer to shop and dine your way through a stay, both Destin and 30A provide the versatile selections that travelers want and deserve.

At Five Star Properties, we’ve long been serving the Destin and 30A area when it comes to helping travelers find their ideal vacation rental to meet their getaway moment flawlessly. We’re proud to offer a variety of property options to our guests across both of these endlessly appealing areas and are truly passionate about the people and places we serve. We know that elevating a great stay into something unforgettable comes down to the details and we believe that it all begins with booking a stay in a place that fits your travel goals to a tee. Picking a place close to those places you can’t wait to discover and explore is a sure way to maximize your time and itinerary. Beyond the activities and attractions you want to keep close to, knowing your options when it comes to amenities and ambiance can make for a stay that not only meets your travel needs, but exceeds expectations too. When you’re ready to turn those travel plans into a reality, be sure to consider the following when you’re picking the best places to stay in Destin and 30A to bring your travel visions to life in style!

Discovering Destin

When it comes to beautiful and welcoming vacation destinations, Destin, Florida easily checks every box on the list. It’s a popular vacation spot for solo travelers, couples, small groups, and large groups alike with good reason. From the world-class beaches found in this area to the amusement park stops, amazing dining options and access to top-tier entertainment, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy that heads this way. For those that can’t wait to get out on the waves, Destin offers up surf that’s appealing and waters that are brimming over with a variety of species of marine life too. The white sand beaches are stunning places to settle into the sand and soak up the sun while the city also hosts a collection of boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums that capture the mind and imagination.

While a trip to Destin can easily be customized to match personal preferences and travel style, there are a few highlight stops and attractions that you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary while you’re here. Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park is a great place to spend an afternoon with the kids when temperatures rise and you’re looking to cool off with a side of fun. Those looking to beach hop their way through a stay will find locations like James Lee Beach and Henderson Beach State Park to be perfect places to pair time under the sun with hiking, bird watching and more. Head over to Destin Harbor Boardwalk when you’re looking to immerse yourself in entertainment, flavor, and style. A stroll through this area is a great chance to browse boutique storefronts, sip an afternoon away or even sign up for an on-the-water tour that departs from the very same location! If under the water fun is more your style, booking a trip with Destin Snorkel is sure to delight. For those that consider themselves foodies and are looking to make the most of a flavorful stay, Destin has much to offer in the way of eateries. While you’re in town, be sure to check out iconic dining stops like Crab Trap Destin, The Back Porch, Louisiana Lagniappe, and Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House just to name a few of many!

Destin Vacation Rental Highlights to Consider with Five Star Properties

Travelers who book their Destin stay through Five Star Properties will have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to location, amenities, and an ambiance that fits your travel style. The following are a few to consider when you’re planning your next trip this way!

Enjoy Time at Holiday Isle

Those looking to slow down and kick back in shoreline style will find that Holiday Isle is a good fit for booking a stay. This 3-mile peninsula between Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico is as pristine as it is packed with potential for relaxing fun every day of your getaway. Here, guests can enjoy sights of the water and palm trees at all times in a place that’s brimming over with Florida charm. It’s a laid-back destination for visitors that can’t wait to stay far from the daily routine and embrace the best of vacation living for a while. At the end of the peninsula, those who stay at Holiday Isle can explore scenic Norriego Point on a whim. This area is also popular amongst photographers looking to capture the best of nature’s finest work and is a hot spot for snorkelers and divers too.

Many of our vacation rentals in this area are beachfront stays with top-tier amenities to match. From spacious floor plans and large windows to frame the view, guests will find it easy to settle into their Holiday Isle home away from home. While the laid-back style is evident, the properties we provide always come with the luxury travelers deserve. Homes, condos, and multi-level residences in this area can be booked to include full kitchens, designer furnishings, sprawling balconies, direct beach access, bedrooms with walk-in closets, game rooms, in-home theaters and beyond! Looking to enjoy a home away from home with prime water access for all of your on-the-wave fun? We have those as well.

Destiny West

High end homes and exclusive amenities are yours for the enjoying when you book a stay in Destiny West while you’re visiting Destin. This community is a sister complex to both Destiny by the Sea and Destiny East, offering up a sense of welcome from the moment you arrive. A stay here provides wonderful balance between access to outdoor activities and a focus on in-town fun. Destiny West makes it simple to make the most of shopping and dining when you aren’t out enjoying the pristine beaches nearby. This community even enjoys its own lake known as Four Prong Lake for guests to enjoy. When it comes to world-class amenities, Destiny West has it all. Those who book a stay here will enjoy seamless access to pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and a full fitness center on-site as well. It’s a gated community offering guests an added layer of privacy to their stay.

Miramar Beach Rentals

Nearby Miramar Beach is a mesmerizing place to book a stay as well and at Five Star Properties, we offer a wide variety of Destin area rental options to travelers at Frangista Beach. This Miramar Beach destination is a charming white sand beach neighborhood knowing for its spectacular shorelines, watersports, and upscale shopping and dining options to match. Renting a bicycle and peddling your way through Frangista Beach is the way to go, but when you aren’t out exploring, booking a stay here is an immersive experience in luxury and style. At Five Star Properties, we have cozy abodes for small groups in this area as well as sprawling properties that are suitable for up to 20 guests at a time. Spacious floor plans are paired with cathedral windows and towering ceilings to further enhance the sense of living space in many of these rentals which emphasize an inspiring view at all times. From fireplaces and outdoor fire pits to indoor and outdoor dining options, a stay in Frangista Beach offers up the best of options when it comes to personalizing your stay. Those who call this area their home away from home are also within prime proximity to places like Choctawhatchee Bay and Henderson Beach State Park. Jetty East Beach is an equally appealing place to land while the Silver Sands Premium outlets is a must-try if you’re in the mood to shop your way through an afternoon in this area.

The Best Places to Stay in Destin and 30A

If scenery and versatility are important when planning your vacation, picking a place to stay along 30A is sure to be the best choice. This section of Highway 30A encompasses about 26 miles of land and connects a collection of charming beach communities including places like Watersound, Watercolor, Blue Mountain Beach, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach and beyond. A stay here comes with plenty of coastal charm included as well as options to easily reach nearby communities when you’re ready to explore. The following are just a few of the many places we offer vacation rental options in this area that makes for an incredible getaway experience.

Savor Time in Santa Rosa Beach

The luxury condos and homes we provide access to in Santa Rosa Beach enjoy amazing views and bring luxury and comfort into every stay. Many guests of Five Star Properties are drawn to the gated community of Vizcaya which is defined by its red Spanish-style roofing and luxurious amenities. Equally exciting is a chance to call Dune Allen your home away from home. Here, proximity to 30A’s incredible coastal dune lakes is made simple! A stay in Santa Rosa Beach makes for seamless transition to places like Grayton Beach where restaurants, hiking trails and biking paths abound. Paddleboarding in Santa Rosa Beach is also a popular activity while many who book a stay here will want to take time to relax on the sand in style with good reason.

Explore Seaside

For travelers heading to 30A with a passion for architecture and idyllic views, there’s no place better to book a stay than Seaside. Situated between Destin and Panama City, Seaside is a serene and nearly magical place to settle in while you’re here. It’s a laid-back community that features the best of New Urbanism architecture. For visitors, this means a chance to stroll through a coastal community complete with cobblestone streets, pastel-front buildings and ornate pavilions and architectural detailing to enjoy around every corner. Whether you’re spending time shopping in the town center or hanging out on the sand, Seaside is a welcoming and colorful place to enjoy yourself in Florida. Cycling your way through a stay is a popular mode of transportation in this area while golfing and charter fishing also top the list of top activities to enjoy. Rentals Five Star Properties offers here are spacious, luxurious, and come with those home-inspired comforts guests craved paired with one-of-a-kind Seaside style elements that make for an unforgettable stay.

When in Watercolor, Embrace Vacation Life

When a family-friendly destination is top of mind, making Watercolor in 30A your final destination is a must. This area is packed with community living amenities such as pools, bike paths, tennis courts, casual dining and more! Watercolor enjoys a conveniently central location in 30A making it easy for families and other travelers to pair local exploration with time exploring nearby communities too. From here, it’s a short 20-minute trip to Destin but if you want to stay close, the beaches in Watercolor are always a delight as well. Beachside living comes to life in ideal style when you book a rental with Five Star Properties in Watercolor.

Book Your Stylish Stay in Florida Today

Enjoying a Florida-bound adventure is something everyone deserves to experience. When you’re ready to begin putting your travel ideas into action, the team at Five Star Properties can help you find the ideal vacation home to meet the moment. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay in one of our inviting 30A and Destin area rentals. We can’t wait to see you in sunny Florida soon!

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