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HAPPENINGS................................................. 6 Scenic Gulf Drive...................................... 8 OCEAN REEF REAL ESTATE............................. 15 LOCAL TIME .................................................. 22 VISIT FRANGISTA ........................................... 28 OCEAN REEF RENTAL PROPERTIES................. 31 SIX TO TEN......................................... 32 FOUR TO FIVE........................................... 38

ONE TO THREE................................... 54

CONDOMINIUMS.............................. 67

ANNUAL PLANNER ........................... 76

Fireworks; THINGS THAT GO POP .............. 88 Ruskin Place............................................... 84 BABIES PETS & SUNSETS................................. 93 REMEMBER ..................................................... 98

22 LOCAL TIME: LA DOLCE VITA

More on the good life with Local: Don Carlin


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Spectacular Fireworks display with live music, facepainting, stilt-walkers, seafood and fun for the Fourth! Enjoy the lights in the sky over the lagoon... destininformation.com

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Mondays • May 27- August 19 James and the Giant Peach facebook.com/seasiderep

June 16 Father’s D ay brunch sunquestcruises.com

August 24 - 27 Sandestin Triathlon sandestintriathlon.com

June 7 & 8 Digital Graffiti digitalgraffiti.com

June 13 Blue Angels Show, Pensacola blueangels.navy.mil

August 30 Baytowne Artwalk destininformation.com

“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine ... it’s summertime!” ~Kenny Chesney

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A Paradise Found: Rent a Bike from La Dolce Vita 866-651-1869 destinbikerental.com and ease on down the coast along Scenic Gulf Drive.

MILES OF PERFECT BEACH, WALKING PATHS & FUN!

SCENIC GULF DRIVE:

A PARADISE OF WHITE SAND & ROLLING DUNES

Destin is among the top beach destinations

in the country. Families have returned to the sugar white sun drenched shores again and again for generations. Visiting Destin and the surrounding beach communities almost guarantees the start of a newfound family tradition. The cornerstone of this generational family ritual has been choosing a beach area to call your own. Though this town is simply a narrow band of land surrounded by water, it offers a wide breadth of areas, communities and experiences to those lucky enough to visit. One such strip of the beach is the somewhat hidden gem, Scenic Gulf Drive. SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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SCENIC GULF DRIVE TAKE A DIP WITH THE BEACH IN REACH

A TAIL OF FUN: Whale’s Tail Beach Bar and Grill 850-650-4377 offers a full menu & a place to dip your toes in the sand.

FIND A HOT SPOT IN A HOT SPOT

Scenic Gulf Drive is a five mile stretch of roadway that snuggles the shores starting in Destin and ending in Miramar Beach. Early visitors of Destin can recall that at one time, Scenic Gulf Drive was the main drag - Highway 98. Now, no longer a traditional highway, this two-lane road offers an experience that draws faithful travelers annually - and sometimes even more often! Scenic Gulf Drive is also home to many Destin transplants - visitors who made the excursion to the pristine white sand beaches and decided to never go home. Even though this slow two-lane drag is only five miles long, there are many developments that have claimed their own following, offering even more options for accommodations and chances to revel in the laid back beach lifestyle and explore Mom and Pop-style businesses. The far western edge of Scenic Gulf Drive dead ends and seeps into the Henderson Beach State Park, an attraction all of its own. Home to over 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline that frames Destin’s emerald green waters, this destination includes rustic boardwalks that traverse through scrub oaks, dune rosemary, and sand pines. Many families choose to utilize the pavilions to host picnics for their day-long


“ SCENIC GULF DRIVE iS home to many Destin transplants, visitors who made the excursion to the pristine white sand beaches and decided to never go home. ”

exploration of the park. Adventure seekers may even opt to spend the night at one of their 60 campsites. Spending some time camping by the beach may be the family outing your kids will remember most. For couples looking for a few romantic nights alone, the start of Scenic Gulf Drive also houses the Henderson Beach Inn. This adult only Bed & Breakfast blends simple charm and grace wrapped in New England-style architecture. Standing proudly on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, this boutique hotel offers a handful of individual-styled room with some hosting fireplaces, balconies, and whirlpool tubs. Many guests take advantage of the beachside tiki bar, offering a complimentary happy hour daily. In addition to the tiki bar, Henderson Beach Inn is home to Beachwalk Café, a full service fine dining restaurant that is open to guests and the public alike. Just a hop, skip and a jump away is Crystal Beach, a nostalgic coastal development that is among Destin’s most sought

after vacation communities. This area is comprised of a slew of stunning beach homes, a handful of condos, quaint white picket lined walkways, and a couple eateries that are not to be missed. Accommodations in Crystal Beach are most recognizable as the colorful beachside homes. Many feature their own private pool and range in size from 3 to 8 bedroom dwellings. Condos offered in Crystal Beach range from penthouse-style beachfront accommodations to studios glancing over Scenic Gulf Drive to the sandy shores. Other than the beach and all the excitement and/or relaxation that goes with it, Crystal Beach activities include bike riding along the walkways, scooter exploration along the roadways, bowling at Hurricane Lanes, and of course, delectable dining. Restaurants in Crystal Beach include Camille’s, 790 on the Gulf, and the Crab Trap and all are worth the trip. A few miles down the road, in the center of the Scenic Gulf Drive corridor, is Frangista Beach. This development is clearly the most prestigious treasure settled on the road way.


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Marked by a lighted palm tree-lined avenue and a breathtaking billboard, entrance to this community is evident and alerts visitors that they have just discovered something truly special. With stately Mediterranean styles and old Florida reproductions, vacation rentals in this development consist only of private homes and beachfront residences. Many of the home rentals offered include private pools, including the properties on the beach! Frangista Beach also hosts a central, lushly landscaped community pool. Mom and Pop businesses in Frangista include Bad Ass Coffee, Emerald Coast Winery, and FantaSea Scooters. The far eastern edge of Scenic Gulf Drive snakes through Miramar Beach, a town of its own that is often mistaken as Destin, as the two seamlessly merge together. Miramar Beach hosts several diverse vacation communities full of stylish

Accommodations offered on the Seascape Resort are housed in a handful of distinct buildings. Weekly rentals are offered in the three beachside complexes: Majestic Sun, The Empress, and Surfside. Nightly rentals are available just a short stroll away in the beachview buildings, Ariel Dunes I & II.

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homes as well as a mix of condominiums. Accommodations include nightly and weekly rentals, seasonal monthly rentals in the winter, and a vast range of pricing for all budgets. One of the beloved beachside resorts along Scenic Gulf Drive is the Seascape Resort. The Seascape Resort is home to one of the hottest beaches along the coast, and offers an abundance of watersport attractions, including parasailing, jet ski rentals, an inflatable water park, kayak rentals, and so much more. Also in this location is a laid back beach bar and grill, the Whale’s Tail. In the fall and spring you can kick back on the deck, enjoy a frozen drink, and watch the sun sink into the ocean and fill the sky with vibrant colors.

Although there are several great shopping and dining opportunities nearby, the east end of Scenic Gulf Drive is capped by the most exhilarating opportunity for retail excursions, Silver Sands Premium Outlets. This world-class destination is the most visited attraction along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is not to be missed.


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Destin’s beautiful beaches are truly stunning and are enjoyed in a variety of settings. Scenic Gulf Drive not only allows you to cruise along the beach and soak up the vistas, it gives visitors chances to embark on a new, at least annual, vacation tradition. Spending time on the sandy white shores with the family, a loved one, or even unaccompanied will transform Destin from a destination, into your newfound home away from home.

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56 Terra Cotta, Destin, FL 32541

$699,000 | MLS #592398

2BR 2BA Enjoy the Sandestin lifestyle in this fully furnished condo. Living Room & Master bedroom overlook the Gulf of Mexico. 

4217 Beachside, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

1952 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 $249,000 | MLS #590864

$541,000 | MLS #483853

contract

5BR 4BA Large beach home located on the eastern edge of Destin. Close to everything with excellent rental history.

3BR 2BA Beautiful home on a large lot. Fenced backyard includes outdoor bar for entertaing & room for a pool.

469 Forest Shore Dr MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

contract 1894 Biscayne Circle, NAVARRE, FL 32566

$675,000 | MLS #589419

$349,900 | MLS # 594401

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2BR 2BA 1 ST Floor condo just steps from the beach. Located in Frangista with a beautiful pool. Offered fully furnished. 4BR 3BA Destin Pointe gated community located on Destin’s Holiday Isle. Property offers amazing views of the Gulf & Pass. 

65 Lands End DRIVE, Destin, FL 32541

$1,699,000 | MLS #573761

sold

3BR 3BA Waterfront home with breathtaking views of the Intercoastal water way & Gulf of Mexico in serene Navarre.

sold


2934 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin, FL 32541 $499,000 | MLS 583835

3BR 3.5BA Home in the gated Emerald Waters Village. Short walk to beach and community pools - Lavish Updates

72 ST. Simon CIRCLE MiRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

9815 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 $647,000 | MLS #561677

$575,000 | MLS #587701

2BR 2BA 1ST Floor condo located in Crystal Beach. Offers pool, jacuzzi, private beach.  Close to everything - excellent rental income. 2BR 2BA Enjoy the Sandestin lifestyle in this fully furnished condo.  Living room and master bedroom overlook the gulf.

1624 Moore Street, Niceville, FL 32578 $270,000 | MLS #564982

$541,000 MLS #597712

3BR 2BA Quaint lakefront property situated on 3 lots. Peaceful location, yet close to ever ything north of the Bay.

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2BR 2BA / 2BR  1.5BA Sun King is located on the Destin Harbor and offers a private Yacht Club, boat slips & pool!

197 Durango, Destin, FL 32541 $259,000 | MLS #563956

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4217 Beachside, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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3BR 3BA Located in a private gated beach & tennis resort. Resort offers 6 lighted rubico courts & large community pools. 

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7BR 8BA Rare beachfront duplex positioned on a hidden drive near Sandestin. Robust rental history - recent updates.

320 Tang-o-mar Dr. Miramar Beach, FL 32550 $2,675,000 | MLS #596295

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3503 Burnt Pine Lane Miramar Beach, FL 32550 $1,500,000 | MLS #576036

1BR 2BA Gated community on the south side of scenic 30-A. San Remo features a large pool & private beach. Sold furnished.

4045 Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

42 Pritchard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 $279,000 MLS #596456

$399,000 | MLS #581015

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3BR 3BA Constructed in 2004, this single story residence provides a great family atmosphere in a secluded bayside neighborhood.

4BR 4.5BA Elegant Custom Built Estate Home located in the exclusive community of Burnt Pine in the Sandestin Beach Resort. 3BR 2BA Single story patio home located in Sandestin. Living area features a fireplace.  Enjoy your lakeside private dock. 

1201 Deerwood Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

725 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL 32541 $449,000 | MLS #582307

$350,000 | MLS #586489

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Beautiful waterfront lot located in gated Regatta Bay. Backs up to a lake and nature preserve - amenities include golf, pool tennis

424 ADMIRAL CT (lot ), Destin, FL 32541 $175,000 | MLS #563715

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3BD 3BA Luxur y Condominium, located in Harbor Landing, enjoy stunning views of Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

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291 SCENIC GULF DR, #205, MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550 $344.000 | MLS # 589919

3BR 2BA Located in Sandestin Resort in a quiet neighborhood. Double car garage and a short walk to community pool.

345 L’Atrium CirCLE Miramar Beach, FL 32550

3167 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin, FL 32541 $1,149,000 | MLS #524585

$259,000 | MLS # 586204

1BR 1BA 2nd floor walk out with views of the Gulf in the French Rivera - styled Edgewater Condo - tons of amenities. 4BR 2BA Blue Mountain Beach vacation home south of 30A. Large private pool modern updates include new kitchen.

162 windancer lane miramar beach, FL 32550 $299,000 | MLS# 592348

$489,000 | MLS #584694

sold

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3BR 4BA Island Green home is nestled in an exclusive community of the Sandestin Resort. Located on the Raven Golf Course.

1512 Island Green Sandestin Resort

$1,149,000 | MLS#587901

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Desirable Two-Story Top-Floor Beachfront condo. 2BR 2 BA With Bonus Room. Excellent rental potential - Beachside Pool.

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27 Sandcastles Court, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

sold

4BR 3.5BA Beach home located in Crystal Beach directly across from the Gulf. Views from all three floors and an excellent rental.

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LA DOLCE VITA

LOCAL TIME: LA DOLCE VITA Local favorite for full-service beach hospitality, with a wide array of waterside activities in four Destin locations, La Dolce Vita is single handedly redefining the beach service industry. Owner Don Carlin relocated to Destin and had a vision, that vision is coming to fruition along our shores.

DON CARLIN - OWNER

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LA DOLCE VITA: DON CARLIN Retirement is a two sided coin for many successful business leaders. It’s enjoyed by all, but is often short lived. Don Carlin (originally from Louisiana) became a full-time Destin local just under a decade ago when he decided to make his vacation condo his full-time residence.

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With his toes in the sand and his mind at ease, it didn’t take long for potential future business endeavors to invade his newfound slower pace. In fact, while kicking back on our beautiful beaches and truly enjoying the good life, Don decided to get back to work and opened La Dolce Vita. Just as Don knew how to lead dedicated teams in his prior innovative businesses, he determined that Destin needed a completely new style of beach front hospitality. No longer would a couple of chairs on the sand suf-

fice, Don envisioned full service beach amenities with an array of exciting and relaxing products along the coast. Don got to work and networked with the owner of his current flagship location, the Seascape Resort. This setting along Scenic Gulf Drive was ideal for launching La Dolce Vita; Seascape offered an oversized beach, multiple highrise towers and lakeside villas, a handful of lucky full time residents, and of course easy beach access for the public. It didn’t take long for La

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A RAINBOW OF SHADE La Dolce Vita offers a tremendous variety of beach equipment rentals - from the simple two chairs & umbrella to the downright elaborate college themed shades with matching chairs, kayaks, YoloTM Boards, Waverunners, Banana Boat Rides, Canopies, Waterslides and more.

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FULL SERVICE Dolce Vita to transform this beautiful setting into the hottest spot in all of Miramar Beach. Locals and visitors alike flock to Don’s location to enjoy an experience previously unseen in Northwest Florida. Don developed a team of true locals who wanted to embrace the beach lifestyle, and put them to work tending to the needs of excited beachgoers. The Seacape beach now hosts high-quality beach

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OUT TO SEA Paddle board into the clear water and you may see schools of big fish and if you’re lucky, sea turtles!

chairs and canopy umbrellas placed gulf side, making relaxing in the shade effortless. In addition to standard beach service, La Dolce Vita offers exhilarating watersport equipment rental. Such rentals include jet skis, stand-up paddle boards, surf boards, ocean kayaks, catamarans, snorkeling equipment, skim boards, and virtually anything else a beachgoer can dream up. Also to entertain families of all ages there is an inflatable water park, located just off the shore. For less adventurous little ones, La Dolce Vita offers a kids’ play area. This play area is a circle of chairs surrounding a pile of fun sand toys making it ideal for toddlers. With all this excitement in one location, what’s the best way to see it all? How about heading up in the air and parasailing along the coast? Looking to head off to the beach and explore the area a little more? La Dolce Vita also offers bike rentals at the Seascape location. With the tremendous success of La Dolce Vita’s first location, Don decided to expand his operation. The small town of Destin hosts many experiences, all tailored to individual guests’ desires and vacation goals. Don sought out a handful of new locations, all unique and needing his


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brand of waterside hospitality. The additional locations include a harborside setting and two additional resort positions, one on the beach, the other on the Bay. Both the Destin Harbor location and the Baytowne Marina on the Sandestin Resort, offer multiple services and equipment options. The most notable being the pontoon boat rentals. The additional resort location is at one of the most luxurious destinations in Northwest Florida - the Silver Shells Resort. In addition to four locations in Destin, La Dolce Vita also offers home and condo delivery for select items. From a dream in the sand to the largest beach service hospitality business in Northwest Florida, Don Carlin has created something special for himself, his family, and his groups of hospitable employees. However, this dream is far from complete. Don’s

son-in-law Brooks Delmarter heads up watersports and has expanded the business to include the highest quality watercraft available. Recently Christopher, Don’s son, graduated from LSU and arrived to assist in maintaining the current operation, as well as bringing a new take on expanding into future services and locations. One such service includes GoPro camera rentals, available to document your fun in the sun. Strapping one of these on and heading up to parasail, catching a wave, or jumping into the Gulf from the water park will provide a new way to preserve a lifetime of memories. Don and his son also have their eyes set on a few other prime locations along the stunning shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Not to worry though, La Dolce Vita and local Don Carlin will always call Destin home.

THE CARLINS: FATHER & SON

5:30 QUIT’N TIME

4:30 BREAK DOWN

IT’S 5 O’clock RIGHT HERE Plan your fun in the sun with Don and La Dolce Vita at destinbeachservice.com

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60+ SUMMERS THE HISTORY OF A NORTHWEST

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FRANGISTA – WHERE THE DESTIN hOME RENTAL MARKET WAS BORN – FROM HUMBLE cottageS TO THE estates of today

an intimate summer home in the middle of nowhere, to one of the most sought E From after vacation home destinations in all of Northwest Florida, the community of Frangista Beach has a story to tell. Present day Frangista (fran-GISS-ta) is home to the largest selection of beachfront vacation rentals with private pools, and also includes a variety of cottages just off the beach that range in size from quaint bungalows to massive estates capable of accommodating 30 or more guests. Strolling through this luxurious locale, remnants of its roots still remain and allude to the community’s humble beginnings. One such instance is the St Nikolas by the Sea Chapel, this distinctly Greek church’s origins still remains a mystery to seasoned travelers and locals alike. To understand how this unique structure arrived on the shores of Destin, you must first look back to the founding of Frangista Beach. Read on... SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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BEACH Porsches old + new at one of Destin’s oldest chapels: St. Nikolas by the Sea

Porsche Panamera Courtesy of ORR’s Porsche of Destin

Departing Greece in 1910, John Nitsos embarked for America and arrived in New York at the age of 15. Shortly after John met and wed his wife, Ruth, the newlywed couple started their journey South. The ambitious duo established a trail of restaurants, working at one and then moving the operation further south until they ultimately reached Mobile, Alabama. Once settled, John in-

vested in two Gulf Coast beach properties and left it up to Ruth to make the ultimate decision, where to build their vacation home. After inheriting the painless task of choosing between Gulf Shores, Alabama and an undeveloped area just outside of Destin, Florida- Ruth steered the family’s future to the current home of Frangista Beach,

a choice thousands of current annual visitors are more than thankful for. Quickly establishing a home directly on the sandy white shores, they immersed themselves in the peace and quiet of the area and hosted family and friends often. With the home’s remote location along Scenic Highway 98, the Nitsos’ beach home was one of the sole noticeable buildings

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Without a Trace | 10 Bedrooms | Grayton Beach

Villa Rosa | 9 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

* Gulf Front * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Hot Tub * Monitored Security System * Video Tour * Wedding / Events * Golf * Movies

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Renaissance | 9 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

Seaspray | 9 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf Front * Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Private Pool * Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Complimentary Beach Service * Gulf Front * Movies * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf

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Tackle Box | 8 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Port Royal | 9 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

* Complimentary Beach Service * Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Internet * Pet Friendly * Wedding / Events * Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Community Pool * Complimentary Beach Service * Gulf Front * Internet * Pet Friendly * Private Pool * Wedding / Events *Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Sand D Breeze | 8 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High Speed Internet * Private Pool * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Community Pool * Gulf View * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Pelicans Roost | 8 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Crystal Palace II | 8 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Basketball * Heated Private Pool * Internet * Netflix * Playset * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Gulf Splendor | 8 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Summersalt | 8 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Complimentary Beach Service * Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* High-speed Internet * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Crystal Palace | 7 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Sandcastle by the Sea | 7 Bedrooms | Destiny

* Gulf View * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Community Pool * Fitness Facility * Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Weddings * Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Windwood by the Sea | 6 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

Wiki in the Tiki | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf Front * High-speed Internet * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Under the Sea| 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Shell Shack| 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Seadreams| 7 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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Salt Air | 6 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

Painted Sky | 6 Bedrooms | Watersound

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White House | 7 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Salt Water Taffy II | 6 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

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Banana Cabana | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Crystal Beachin | 6 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

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Beach House | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Morning Star | 6 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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Villa Vittoria | 5 Bedrooms | Downtown Destin

Dunes Too | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Sea Schroer | 7 Bedrooms | Four Mile Village

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Birds Bungalow | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach * Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

Coco Hut | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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ReGrouper | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Abercrabby & Fish | 6 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

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* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Polka Dot Bikini | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Sandy Beach | 5 Bedrooms | Holiday Isle

Sunset Beach | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Magnolia Sands | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Sun of a Beach | 5 Bedrooms | Fangista Beach

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* Complimentary Beach Service * Gulf Front * Heated Community Pool * Internet * Pet Friendly * Private Pool * Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Forget Me Knot | 5 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

OMG! By The Sea | 5 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Linger Longer | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Life is Good | 5 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Mingo Manor | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Complimentary Golf Cart * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Just In Tyme | 5 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

La Fortune | 5 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

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* Gulf Front * Heated Community Pool * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Private Pool * Beach Service * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Mellow Yellow | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Anchors Away | 6 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Gulf Princess | 5 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

* Heated Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Biscotti | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Essence | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Crystal Cabana| 5 Bedrooms | Destiny

Dune Vista | 5 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

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Casa De Palmas | 5 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

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Caribbean Queen | 5 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Blu Sky | 5 Bedrooms | Destiny

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Fitness Facility * Gulf View * Heated Community Pool * Heated Private Pool * Internet * Tennis Courts * Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Blessings | 5 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

Endless Summer | 5 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

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Chateau Louise | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Always Summer | 5 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Tangerine Dream | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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* Community Pool * Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Tennis Courts * Movies * Complimentary Golf

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Big Easy | 5 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

At Redfish | 5 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

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Destiny Villa 20 | 4 Bedrooms | Destiny

Absolute Paradise | 5 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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The Grits Carlton | 5 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Southern Exposure | 4 Bedrooms | Laguna Beach

Third Day | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

* Gulf Front * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Driftwood Dreamin | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Sandy by the Sea | 4 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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Treasure Chest | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Seadreams | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Surfin Safari | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Netflix * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Sand D Breeze A | 4 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

Sand D Breeze B | 4 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

* Gulf View * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Sailors Delight | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Melomar | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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* Gulf View * Complimentary Golf Cart * High-speed Internet * Private Pool * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Movies * Wedding / Events

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Sandy Toes | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Ocean Oasis | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Lucky Charm | 4 Bedrooms | Seagrove Beach

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Le Neptune | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Haven by the Lake | 4 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

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Hideout | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Skinny Dippin | 4 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

Seascape | 4 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Good Vibrations | 4 Bedrooms | Destiny

Good Times | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

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Frangista Encore | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Gulf Splendor II | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Happy Go Lucky | 4 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

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Southern Elegance | 4 Bedrooms | Laguna Beach

Frangista Costas | 5 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

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Flamingo Breezes | 4 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Down Time | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

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Gulf Splendor I | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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VISIT

FRANGISTA

BEACH

In the 50’s this quaint beach community was founded along a rural stretch of white sand.

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on the only road that stretched between Destin and Panama City Beach. Many passer-bys would join the family out on the porch and inquire on the couple’s choice to build in such a curious setting. This initial question was quickly followed by a request for a place to stay and enjoy the stunning wide open beaches. John and Ruth, being serial entrepreneurs, quickly noticed an opportunity and decided to establish a beachfront motel. After the opening of the motel, the foundation of the community was set in place. Following the motel, came a beachside camp ground, additional stand alone vacation homes, a restaurant, a miniature

golf course, small scale bowling lanes, an arcade, a pavilion, and an off-thebeach home for the family to use during the busy summer season. This pioneer development offering homes was the first of its kind in the region and needed a name fitting of such a destination. John decided to call this bustling place in the middle of nowhere Frangista Beach, in honor of his hometown in Greece. It didn’t take long for Frangista Beach to become the destination of choice for many travelers from all across the southeast. The Nitsos family continued to manage the development and the initial motel stood proudly for 40 years on the shores

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Coast On Inn | 4 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

Coral Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

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* Gulf Front * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Champagne Jam | 4 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

Casa Del Sol | 4 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Casa De Miramar | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Casa Del Mar | 4 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Crystal View | 4 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Cape Monaco | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Crystal Reef | 4 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf Front * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Beach Service * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Beachy Keen | 4 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Casa De LaHunt | 4 Bedrooms | Holiday Isle

* Gulf View * Pet Friendly * Private Pool * Netflix * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies * Heated Community Pool

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Tennis Courts * High-speed Internet * Hot Tub * Complimentary Golf * Movies * Beach Tram * Community Pool

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Caribbean Breezes | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Beachcomber | 4 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

Banana Beach | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Bahama Breeze | 4 Bedrooms | Grayton

Away to Play | 4 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

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Avalon | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Are We There Yet | 4 Bedrooms | Blue Mountain Beach

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All 4 Fun | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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A Shore Thing | 4 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

A Dreamers Paradise | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Beachside Bungalow | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Boat House | 4 Bedrooms | Holiday Isle

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Amor Del Mar | 4 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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All Tide Up | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Bluetopia | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

* Gulf View * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Beach Tram * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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A Piece Of Heaven | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Averitts Favorite | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Agua Verde | 3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Barracuda | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Coral Rose | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

Destiny Villa 20B | 2 Bedrooms | Destiny * Gulf View * High-speed Internet * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Bills Bungalow | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

Blue Marlin | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Beachside Bikini | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Beachboys & Mermaids | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf View * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Movies * Complimentary Golf

* High-speed Internet * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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* Gulf View * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Banana Wind | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

White Sands Landing | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Hot Tub * High-speed Internet * Monthly Winter Rentals * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Pet Friendly * Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Valhalla | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

Tuscan Breeze | 3 Bedrooms | Villa Lago, Sandestin

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Beach Tram * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf Cart * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Pineapple Aloha | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Hide and Sea | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

* Community Pool * High Speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Community Pool * Heated Community Pool * High Speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Lazy Days | 3 Bedrooms | Seacrest Beach

* Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Community Pool * Beach Tram * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Jolebo Landing | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Laffy Taffy | 3 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Isla Morada | 3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

Island Time | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies * High-speed Internet

* High-speed Internet * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Lemon Fish |3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

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Hunker Down | 3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Florablanca | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Movies * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf

* High-speed Internet * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Five Star | 3 Bedrooms |Inlet Beach

Flip Flop Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf Front * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Fitness Facility * Complimentary Movies * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf

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Driftwood | 3 Bedrooms | Seagrove Beach

Edens Estate | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies * Private Pool

* Pet Friendly * Complimentary Movies * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf

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Destin Dreamin | 3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Golf Cart * Internet * Private Pool * Fitness Facility * Golf * Movies * Tennis Courts * Hot Tub * Heated Community Pool * Golf Cart

* Gulf View * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Destin Blue | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Crab Trap | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Community Pool * Private Pool * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies * Pet Friendly

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Dakota Dreamer | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Britannia | 3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf View * Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Tranqui-la | 3 Bedrooms | Destiny

Tang-O-Mar Winds | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Fitness Facility * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Complimentary Golf Cart * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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SS Minnow | 3 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

Snowdrift | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Shangri-La | 3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Seaside Treasure | 3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Perrywinkle Palms |3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Hot Tub * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Heated Private Pool * Complimentary Movies * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf

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Panorama |3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Parrothead Quarters |3 Bedrooms | Crystal Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Pet Friendly * Private Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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My Margaritaville |3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

Oceania |3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

* Gulf View * Heated Private Pool * Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * Complimentary Beach Service * Heated Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Seaside Blitz | 3 Bedrooms | Seagrove Beach

Seadreams | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Wedding / Events * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Seacret Spot |3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Sandy Shoes |3 Bedrooms | Dune Allen Beach

* Heated Private Pool * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Hot Tub * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf View * Community Pool * Pet Friendly * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Scenic Holiday |3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

Pet Sand |3 Bedrooms | Frangista Beach

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Beach Service * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Heated Private Pool * High-speed Internet * Heated Community Pool * Beach Service * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Rising Sun | 2 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

* Heated Private Pool * Monthly Winter Rentals * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Gulf Front * Monthly Winter Rentals * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Destiny Villa 20A | 2 Bedrooms | Destiny * Gulf View * High-speed Internet * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

Keylime Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | Santa Rosa Beach

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Destination | 2 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach * Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

Bird of Paradise | 2 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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* Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Monthly Winter Rentals * Heated Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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* Community Pool * High-speed Internet * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies oceanreefresorts.com/beaches-south-walton-rentals/ aquatic-paradise

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Calypso | 2 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

All About the View | 2 Bedrooms | Destiny * Community Pool * Gulf View * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Monthly Winter Rentals * Pet Friendly * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies oceanreefresorts.com/destin-rentals/calypso

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Destiny Villa 8B | 1 Bedrooms | Destiny * Gulf View * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Destiny Villa 8A | 1 Bedrooms | Destiny

Destiny Villa 6A - B | 1 Bedrooms | Destiny

* Gulf View * Community Pool * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

* Community Pool * Fitness Facility * Gulf View * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies

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Aquatic Paradise | 2 Bedrooms | Seagrove Beach


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Adagio | Blue Mountain • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Fitness Facility • Hot Tub • Heated Community Pool

Seadreams | 3 Bedrooms | Miramar Beach

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Alexander | Seacrest Beach • Beach Tram • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Gulf View • Complimentary Movies

Ariel Dunes II | Miramar Beach • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Movies • Tennis • Golf Course • Heated Community Pool • Internet

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Amalfi Coast | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Tennis • Gulf View • Heated Community Pool • Internet

Beach Manor | Tops’l Resort • Basketball Court • Community Pool • Comp Golf • Movies • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Hot Tub • Tennis

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* Gulf Front * Complimentary Beach Service * High-speed Internet * Complimentary Golf * Complimentary Movies


Beachwalk Villas | Sandestin Resort • Basketball Court • Community Pool • Golf • Spa • Complimentary Movies • Golf Course • Restaurant

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Beachside Towers I | Sandestin Resort • Golf • Movies • Gulf Front • Fitness Facility • Golf Course • Heated Community Pool • High-speed Internet • Hot Tub

Blue Mountain Villas | Blue Mountain • Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front

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Beachside Towers II | Sandestin Resort • Golf • Movies • Gulf Front • Fitness Facility • Golf Course • Heated Community Pool •Internet • Hot Tub

Capistrano | Seagrove Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Pet Friendly

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Beach Resort | Miramar Beach • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Hot Tub

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Celadon Beach | Panama City Beach • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Jacuzzi • Heated Community Pool • High-speed Internet

Crystal Sands | Crystal Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Internet

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Costa Del Sol | Miramar Beach • Gulf Front • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies

Crystal Villas | Crystal Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front

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Chateau La Mer | Destin • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • High-speed Internet • Shuffle Board Court • Tennis Courts

Edgewater | Miramar Beach • Basketball Court • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Internet • Hot Tub

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Grand View | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Heated Community Pool

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Emerald Waters | Frangista Beach • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Hot Tub

Gulf Place | Santa Rosa Beach • Restaurant • Heated Community Pool • Golf • Movies • Gulf View • Tennis Courts

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Grand Caribbean | Crystal Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Heated Community Pool • Hot Tub

Gulfside | Hidden Dunes Resort • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Tennis • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Fitness Facility

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Emerald Dunes | Crystal Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Heated Community Pool • Hot Tub

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Hotel LeCiel | Sandestin Resort • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Movies • Golf • Kiddie Pool • Restaurant • Spa

Leeward Key | Miramar Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Fitness Facility • High-speed Internet

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Inn at Seacrest | Seacrest Beach • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Hot Tub

Majestic Sun | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Heated Community Pool • Gulf View • Golf Course • Tennis Courts • Fitness Facility • High-speed Internet

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Island Princess | Okaloosa Island • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Heated Community Pool • Hot Tub

Maravilla | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Movies • Gulf View • Basketball • Community Pool • Tennis Courts • Fitness Facility

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San Remo | Santa Rosa Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Heated Community Pool • Hot Tub • High-speed Internet • Fitness Facility

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Palazzo | Panama City Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Heated Community Pool

Sea Cabins | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Heated Community Pool

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Ramsgate | Segrove Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front

Sea Winds | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front

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Mediterranea | Miramar Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Fitness Facility • Tennis Courts • Hot Tub

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Seagrove Highlands | Seagrove Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Community Pool

Sterling Shores | Destin • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Movie Theater • Gulf View • Heated Community Pool • High-speed Internet • Fitness Facility • Restaurant

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Silver Shells | Downtown Destin • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Movies • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Tennis Courts • Basketball Courts • Internet • Hot Tub • Restaurant

Summer Spell | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf View • Heated Community Pool • Hot Tub

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Sterling Sands | Destin • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Hot Tub • Fitness Facility

Summerhaven | Miramar Beach • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Complimentary Beach Service • Gulf Front • High-speed Internet

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The Tides | Tops’l Resort • Basketball Court • Heated Community Pool • Tennis • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Hot Tub • Kiddie Pool

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Surfside | Miramar Beach • Basketball Court • Heated Community Pool • Golf • Movies • Gym • Golf Course • Gulf View • Hot Tub • Kiddie Pool • Restaurant • Spa • Tennis

Tivoli Terrace |Sandestin Resort • Complimentary Golf • Heated Community Pool • Tennis Courts • Complimentary Movies • Restaurant

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The Empress | Miramar Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Fitness Facility • Golf Course • Gulf View • Hot Tub • Tennis Courts

Tranquility on the Beach | Seacrest Beach • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front

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SunDestin | Downtown Destin • Heated Community Pool • Movies • Spa • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Tennis Courts • Shuffleboard Court • High-speed Internet • Hot Tub • Restaurant

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Turnberry | Sandestin Resort • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Movies • Golf Course • High-speed Internet • Pet Friendly • Tennis Courts

Villas at Seagrove Beach | Seagrove Beach • Heated Community Pool • Gulf View • High-speed Internet

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Tropic Winds | Panama City Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Jacuzzi • Spa

Villas of Seacrest Beach | Seacrest Beach • Community Pool • Beach Tram • High-speed Internet • Kiddie Pool

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Villa Coyaba | Crystal Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Fitness Facility

Waterscape | Oakaloosa Island • Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Fitness Facility • Gulf Front • Hot Tub • Kiddie Pool • Shuffle Board Court

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Westwinds |Sandestin • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Fitness Facility • Hot Tub • Kiddie Pool

Windancer | Miramar Beach • Heated Community Pool • Complimentary Golf • Complimentary Movies • Gulf Front • Complimentary Beach Service

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This is Fall Season - some say the best sunsets of the year. Certainly you’ll have more than enough beach to yourself, events abound from wine to seafood, golf, fine autos & more.

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digitalgraffiti.com (Alys Beach) welcomes painters with open arms & white walls. But with projectors and laptops rather than spray cans. destininformation.com Fireworks abound thoughout Destin and South Walton for the 4 of July and beyond! Turn to page 166. sandestintriathlon.com 27th Annual Sandestin Triathlon • 700 athletes • a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim • 20-mile bike • 4-mile run.

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gulfcoastjam.com (Panama City Beach) 2013 Academy of Country Music Award nominees Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and the Eli Young Band! destinseafoodfestival.org 35th annual Destin Seafood Festival - in the Destin Harbor Boardwalk • Destin Fishing Rodeo • See food & eat it. mountainfilm.org 12th Annual Film Festival at WaterColor. Two days of extraordinary films created to inspire courage, thought & empathy.


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This is Spring and Spring Break Season. The weather couldn’t be more perfect • periods of complete tranquility nestled between max occupancy family spring retreats!

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destininformation.com Dine, drink & dance into the New Year in HarborWalk Village at the Village Street Party! Live music: The Andy Velo Band. 30asongwritersfestival.com New and emerging artists come to South Walton’s 30a • 100 singersongwriters in fabulous venues. sandestingumbofestival.com The 25th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival: sample gumbo from the area’s best chefs. Food, fun, & entertainment.

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snsrun.com (Seaside) Hit 30a for a half marathon 13.1 mi or a quick 5k. Goodie bags from Vera Bradley and the best scenery you’ve ever seen. sandestinwinefestival.com Known as the Best event in South Walton • Fine Wine and Food in a Festival tasting evironment. artsquestflorida.com 130 artists in over a dozen mediums fill the resort of WaterColor • great live music, artist workshops and demos and KidZone!

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of Frangista Beach. The motel eventually met its demise to make way for the stately beachfront vacation rentals that currently reside and welcome families to the same wide open beaches offered when the development founders first decided to make their claim to the land. Even though the motel and much of the initial development are no longer intact, remnants of John & Ruth’s beginnings add an authentic charm to this premier destination. St Nikolas by the Sea Chapel was John’s last undertaking in the development, one that he never actually got to see in use. Built in 1959 deep within the community on a road currently named Daytona Street, this structure intended as a place of sanctuary and prayerful reflection was completed in the whitewashed style of Santorini, Greece. Unfortunately,

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John passed prior to its completion and the chapel never became a full time place of worship. Currently St Nikolas by the Sea is maintained by descendants that still reside within Frangista Beach. The Church is not open to the public but is often used as a backdrop for stunning wedding photos of brides and grooms who choose the beach of this community as the location to embark on their own journey, just as John & Ruth Nitsos did. Modern day Frangista Beach is the premier vacation rental development along Destin and Miramar Beach’s famed Scenic Gulf Drive. In addition to stunning homes offered on weekly basis and handful of beach-loving local residents in the community, there are a few Mom and Pop establishments that choose to set up shop here. One such venture is the Emerald Coast Wine Cellars.

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In addition to their selection of local wines and gifts, the walls of this retail location are adorned with images of the years gone by in Frangista. Other must-visit establishments within the community include Bad Ass Coffee and Fantasea Scooters. Now you know the story, it’s time to visit Frangista for yourself. With the fine selection of vacation rental properties offered, advance reservations are a must. The lavish beachfront offerings sell out throughout a majority of the year and the cottages and homes off the beach remain occupied well after the typical summer season. To learn more about opportunities for rentals, real estate, and additional community information head to visitfrangista.com.


THINGS THAT GO POP

THINGS THAT GO POP: FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH It is sunny, you’re sandy, it’s summer! After a long week of beaching-it on the Gulf of Mexico and a virtually endless parade of seafood dinners and sunburns you’re ready to celebrate. Nothing satisfies the crowd like the big boom and spectacle of fiery lights that is a fireworks display. Young and old, motorcyclist to teetotalers- everyone loves the show. Here in Destin and the surrounding coastal communities we take our displays seriously. You can see fireworks 4 days out of the week if you’re willing to cruise the strip a bit. The Fourth of July is certainly the largest and longest fireworks event. A day to remember our independence almost 250 years ago, a crescendo to everyone’s summer, and a special time here on the coast. Sitting on the sugar white beach on a hot summer’s night, it’s easy to lose your worries in the reflection of the explosions over the water. Watching the rockets fly though a smoke-filled sky fill a heart with patriotism and a throat with a lump. A beach experience like no other, fireworks are fun for small families and large, first dates to 50th wedding anniversaries.

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SCENIC GULF DRIVE 360 DEGREE FIREWORKS Whoever said “If you’re lucky enough to be at the beach you’re lucky enough” must have had Destin’s Scenic Gulf Drive in mind at the time. When you stay along this beautiful strip of beachside bliss, in addition to simply enjoying yourself you will be at ground zero for watching fireworks displays. To the west you’ll see them over the harbor, to the east they fly out from Sandestin, if you’re lucky (and as mentioned before, obviously you are) enough to stay here on the Fourth of July, you’ll see 360 degrees of fireworks - east, west and overhead from the display at Destin Commons Shopping Center.


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Seaside, FL is the unofficial capital of a 26-mile stretch of beach communities nestled between Destin and Panama City Beach that are loosely referred to as South Walton. This intimate development was a pioneer among a select handful of communities incorporating the principles of New Urbanism. This movement promotes a close knit community focused around town centers, common landscaped grounds, and walkable living. Throughout the brief history of Seaside, the founders’ principles have only strengthened, making this destination one of the most sought after locales in the region. Nowhere is the magic that was initially envisioned by Robert & Daryl Davis more evident than along a tucked away park, just a stone’s throw from Seaside’s Central Square...


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So close to the action, but a world apart is a place called Ruskin. Steps north of Central Square, down a quaint stone walkway, hidden amongst sand live oak trees rests an artists’ colony that inspires the entire town of Seaside and citizens of the world who are luckily enough to casually stroll through its boundaries. Harkening back to a simpler time with community and quality of life as its focus, visitors are treated to an experience that resembles the Mayfair neighborhood of London as well as New Orleans’ Jackson Square. Borrowing from the authentic origination of live/ work lifestyles that came about in both of the aforemen-

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tioned developments, the developers of Ruskin Place purposely created an improved version of their concept. The complete town of Seaside has garnered global recognition for its stunning architecture. Ruskin is no exception and features very unique real estate that further enhances Robert & Daryl’s dream. The buildings that elegantly surround Ruskin’s common green are attached, individually styled, row homes. Although not re-


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facebook.com/shopalbertfs quired, many of the homeowners have opted to use their first floor as a retail space and conveniently live above. Ruskin Place has carved a niche as an artist colony but the quaint shops are not limited to traditional art forms. This mixed-use development has fashioned a marketplace for creative individuals to live and work resulting in an array of shopping opportunities. With just a handful of boutique shops and art galleries, all centered on the shady green, “window shopping” takes an entirely new meaning. Congregating in the park as a central meeting point; groups of family members embark on

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their own individual missions. Mothers and daughters take delight in discovering chic fashion and accessories in Albert F’s, Jahazabelle, and Magpies. Fathers corral the little ones and head to Quincy Avenue Art & Things. The kids will be thrilled at the selection of fun toys and games that will evoke a little nostalgia from their parents. Other wares in this shop include a collection of art from several very talented local artists, with one resident artist offering fun henna tattoos out front. The entire family can soak up the diverse art offerings of Ruskin at the Art of Simple, Gordie Hinds Contemporary Art, Focus Galleryz and Rollands. If art is on the


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agenda (which it should be) the first Friday of each month is an enjoyable ArtWalk, this is an opportune time to meet some of the artists in person as well as on occasion a chance to see them create fine works in person.

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After a delightful day of shopping, heading back onto the green is a grand way to unwind. The tranquil quietness of the park provides an ideal backdrop for lovers to walk hand in hand; on occasion a proposal is on the agenda. End-capping Ruskin’s park is the Seaside Chapel, stark white and breath-taking in its simplicity. This venue offers an opportunity for a true storybook wedding. Visitors can sit back and enjoy the pre-wedding festivities, including stunning wedding photography. If inspired to capture the moment in your own way, the Focus Galleryz also acts as a photography studio. Not photo ready? Next door Rolland’s also features a beauty bar and talented stylists. Discovering Ruskin Place is the highlight of the trip among many travelers and a favorite destination for South Walton and Destin residents. Slowing down and embracing family time in a striking locale is often overlooked on action-packed getaways. The memories created here will last a lifetime and are to be cherished for generations. Amore by the Sea is the last shop on the left when departing this magical development. This shop presents an opportunity for you to purchase tokens of remembrance in the form of pottery. This place called Ruskin truly has it all and presents it in a way like no other. Two founders and a community of artists have created something special that deserves to be shared with you and your family. g SOUVENIR

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othing preserves the cherished memories of your vacation to the beach more so than stunning photography. Northwest Florida’s coastal region is blessed with an abundance of captivating natural beauty that is ideal for accenting the beauty of your family and loved ones.

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TIP: # 3. For nice soft portraits, the sky being a little overcast is OK.

TIP: # 10. Relax & have some fun! Don’t be afraid to get a little sandy.

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To truly create something special, beach photography is best left to the professionals. With years of experience, a trained eye, preferred shoot locations, and state-of-the-art equipment and lighting, a professional photographer’s work is priceless and is not easily replicated.

LIGHT IS OF THE ESSENCE

Amy Thomas Walchak is one of the leading photographers in the panhandle and has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since 2002. Amy has helped visitors capture memories in South Walton since 1994. Amy’s photo-

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TIP: # 1. Search for good light, early and late in the day are the most optimal. The low angle of the sun is ideal for family photos. graphs have been featured in many regional and national magazines including the leading global vacation magazine, Conde Nast Traveler. With a selection of beach wedding and portrait photography packages

her company, Avalon Photography, can help you take home your memories from the beach and be able to pass them for generations. Sometimes your limited time and/ or budget may not permit profes-

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Amy Thomas Walchak visit her website at Avalon-photo.com or give her a call at 850.468.0706 to schedule a photo shoot.

Amy and her associates have compiled 10 tips for capturing striking images of your loved ones, including of course, your babies & pets! Taking these tips, and remembering Amy’s motto, “Every picture tells a story” will still not compete with her services, but will get you close enough and not let those keepsake images slip away. 1. Search for good light, early and late in the day are the most optimal. The low angle of the sun is ideal for family photos. 2. Being your time may be limited, if in a bind, search for shade.

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3. For nice soft portraits, the sky being a little overcast is OK. 4. It’s usually best to show with the light falling on your subject. If you choose to shoot into the direction of the light, it’s suggested to utilize your flash. 5. Unless shooting a silhouette effect at sunset, be sure to utilize your flash. 6. Dress appropriately, light colored clothing blends well with the pale tones of the beach. Avoid busy patterns and looks that are too trendy. Your loved ones should be the main focus of the photo.

7. Be prepared for wind, a bit of breeze is typical on the beach. Bring hair ties, clips, or even hats. 8. Powder can really help if you tend to be shiny. Our area is humid on most days. That being said…. 9. Go easy on the make-up. Less is more in natural light. 10. Relax and have some fun! Don’t be afraid to get a little sandy.


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Drift ahead to fall, the sweet spot of the delicious lifestyle entrenched along our shores. Mild temperatures, expansive beaches, and festivals make this season the most desirable among many well informed travelers.

In your next edition of Souvenir, we’ll bring the beach closer to you.

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