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2019-2020 ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals & ResortQuest Real Estate A TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort Vacation Magazine

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We are Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties. We are part of the Wyndham Destinations family of brands. Built on the tradition of trusted, hospitality-grade service, we provide access to nearly 10,000 vacation rental properties in some of North America’s most popular vacation destinations. Through our celebrated collection of local brands including ResortQuest, Kaiser Realty, Hatteras Realty, Vacation Palm Springs, ResortQuest Whistler, and Smoky Mountains Property Management, we deliver unique vacation experiences ranging from beachfront condos and private homes in Northwest Florida Beaches to slopeside chalets in Vail and modern oases in Palm Springs. One sure reason Wyndham Vacation Rentals is an industry leader is our people. Behind our trusted brand is hospitality’s best, bound by a shared passion for delivering exceptional travel experiences, one memorable visit at a time.

Welcome to TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. We know you have many options; on behalf of our entire hospitality team, thank you for choosing to stay with us. Whether you are here to play tennis, relax on our sugar-white sand beach, or attend a business meeting or special event, you can count on us to make your stay a memorable one. For nearly 40 years, TOPS’L has earned the reputation as a top tennis resort destination in the Southeast United States. That accolade, coupled with the award-winning Beaches of South Walton County, makes TOPS’L a distinctive resort in a desirable destination. Situated on 52 acres, inside of a private, gated community, TOPS’L is conveniently located between Destin and Scenic Highway 30A. The resort is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and an undeveloped nature preserve to the east. Outside of the excitement found on our tennis and racquetball courts, the peaceful and serene surroundings make TOPS’L a beautiful place to vacation. TOPS’L is a walking and biking community, but also offers a complimentary tram service to easily get you to the beach or Club. Seasonally, beach chair and umbrella rentals as well as a variety of watersports are available at the beach. Children’s activities are scheduled Monday through Friday on the Blue Dunes Grille pool deck. ResortQuest guests are invited to enjoy all of the member benefits of the Club at TOPS’L. I encourage you to schedule a tennis lesson with our tennis professionals, book a massage, engage a personal trainer, or sign-up for a fitness class during your stay. TOPS’L offers a variety of activities for you to choose from. Or, just relax at the beach or take in the spectacular views from one of our many pool decks. We hope TOPS’L Life magazine serves as a guide to help you take full advantage of all we offer in order to … vacation differently. Please let me know if I can do anything to make your stay more enjoyable for you. Sincerely,

Michael Speicher General Manager

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The crown jewel of The Sunshine State is no longer a hidden gem by Zandra Wolfgram

no surprise the Northwest Florida Gulf has become the fastest growing part of Florida in recent years.

EDITOR Tanya Rauch ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Robyn Patterson WRITERS Samantha Jones, Melissa Matern, Sarah Pabst, Sarah Ralph, Tanya Rauch, Mike Speicher, Brittany Sternberg, Zandra Wolfgram PHOTOGRAPHERS Sean Murphy, Tanya Rauch, Gwyne Gray Photography PUBLISHING PARTNERS Rowland Publishing, Inc. We welcome your comments. Please contact us at NWFLMarketing@wynvr.com

Northwest Florida is the crown jewel of the Sunshine State, pure and simple. Spanning nearly 100 miles of unspoiled beach- and bay-front friendly seaside towns are peppered along the coast from action-packed Panama City Beach on the eastern edge to pretty Perdido Key flanking the west. Like a string of cultured pearls, this stretch of Florida’s coastline is home to more than a dozen distinctly different quintessential beach towns.

Millions of loyal visitors have discovered this “hidden gem” and return year after year to enjoy all the coastal life has to offer. So, it’s not surprising to learn that premier publications such as Forbes, Coastal Living, USA Today and Southern Living magazine have showered the destination with every imaginable accolade and A-list ranking. One visit and you can easily see why this stretch of the coast reigns supreme as a familyfriendly beach destination.

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As the saying goes, “life is better at the beach.” Here, vacation mode is a state of mind … all the time. It’s easy to stay, play and simply be you on the Northwest Florida Coast. So, why would you want to spend your precious time anywhere else?

Speaking of time, be sure to save some of yours for the many delightful distractions along the Gulf Coast. No matter your age or interest, rain or shine, family fun rules supreme for the crown jewel of Florida.

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It isn’t so much what this part of the coast has that gives it such a special sense of place. Certainly, other beach destinations have daily access to abundant fresh Gulf seafood, a large deep-sea fishing charter fleet, adventure watersports, more than 1,000 holes of championship golf, hundreds of specialty boutique and designer discount shopping and dozens of family-friendly attractions. Well, maybe not all of them or maybe not many of them. Still, locals and loyal visitors alike will tell you, it isn’t the seemingly endless amenities and animated attractions that make this Gulf Coast a destination unlike any other. It is the way you feel here … at ease.


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Northwest Florida is home to four airports with major airlines offering direct flights and is within driving distance from anywhere in the Southeast.

NWFL Beaches International Airport (ECP)

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

6300 W Bay Pkwy, Panama City, FL 32409 (850) 763-6751

1701 Florida 85, Eglin AFB, FL 32542 (850) 651-7160

Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

Destin Airport (DTS)

2430 Airport Blvd #225, Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 436-5000

1001 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541 (850) 651-7160

Atlanta - 326 Miles

Houston - 566 Miles

Baton Rouge - 304 Miles

Nashville - 446 Miles

Birmingham - 256 Miles

New Orleans - 245 Miles

Dallas - 693 Miles

Orlando - 421 Miles

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The Clark brothers out of Dallas, Texas, had the vision for TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort back in the 1980s, and not a moment too soon. The land changed ownership many times over the years, and the previous owner had plans to develop an automobile racetrack. Luckily, these enterprising young developers had a vision to create a “residential commercial resort community” on the 52 acres of land we now refer to as TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. On September 20, 1983, they formed the TOPS’L Master Association with documents that still govern how TOPS’L operates today.

TOPS’L through the

Years By Tanya Rauch

In 1986, the Clarks developed much of the infrastructure, including the sales and check-in office, TOPS’L Club, tennis courts, Tennis Village and Beach Manor, that you see today. Immediately following the completion of these projects, the Clark brothers were affected by sweeping changes to income tax laws, which forced them to release control of the property. In 1994, ResortQuest (known at the time as Abbott Realty) joined forces with a prominent businessman from Tennessee to purchase the property and continue to build out the plans for the resort. From 1996 to 1999, the Summit, Captiva, Sierra Dunes and The Tides were constructed.

During this time, at least one family unknowingly began what would become a more than 20-year tradition of visiting TOPS’L with their children and eventual grandchildren. “We used to stay in Fort Walton Beach, then Destin, Sandestin a few times, but then we found TOPS’L,” recalls Tommy Sortor, of Mandeville, La. “I remember when we first started going down there. We might’ve stayed at the Beach Manor a few times, but then we found the Summit. We saw the Tides building go up. We were initially concerned that there would be too many people. But it didn’t turn out that way. There’s plenty of property and plenty of beach. We never find it really crowded like we did when we stayed further west. And now they have that little restaurant down there by the pool. It’s really nice when you can go up there for lunch from the beach and not have to go back to the room.” Tommy, and his wife, Ann, say they liked that the property was a little more secluded and quiet. Ann says, “We love to walk that long walk. It’s just beautiful. It’s restive. It’s relaxing. It’s calming.” It’s also why they love to stay at the Summit. “We enjoy that great expansive view,” says Ann. Tommy adds, “We see deer down there occasionally, too. Either from the balcony or a bedroom window – usually at night.” The family-focused couple is already planning their next trip to TOPS’L and looking forward to seeing the renovations and improvements on the property – particularly at the Club.

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TIPS FROM THE PROS • Catch a sunset dinner at the Blue Dunes Grille. While you’re there, say hello to Rhianda and don’t leave without trying the Destin Refresher. • To save a little cash for more souvenirs, take advantage of the fully functional kitchens in our units and enjoy a meal on your balcony. Bonus, you avoid long waits and traffic during peak season. • After a long day in the sun, ResortQuest guests get up to two free DVD rentals for a cozy night on the couch.

grab a minute of air conditioning on your way back. • Our Pro Shop at the Clubhouse has everything you can dream of. Make sure you stop in for anything you forgot, or just for a souvenir of the trip. • When you’ve played all you can play, and your body just can’t take it anymore, relax in the hot tub or make an appointment with one of our massage therapists at The Club.

• Catch the tram! It’s an easy way to lug all of your gear to the beach, or just

Be Our Guest 3 REASONS TO BOOK DIRECT 1. When booking through a third-party website, your unit is assigned upon arrival. What does this mean for you? You’re missing out on the best part of booking a vacation rental: selecting the room that speaks to you. Each room is unique and by booking direct, you can select the accommodation that perfectly suits your needs. 2. When you book direct, our 24-hour local reservation team is with you every step of the way. We’ll get it right, every time, because we work directly with you to find the perfect rental. Janet’s got your back ­­— she wouldn’t let you book a place without a hot tub. And Chris knows a thing or two about local seafood in close proximity to your property. 3. Rate shopping can feel like a full-time job, but this time-saving hack will have you off your device in no time. Are you ready? We’ll always offer our very best rates when you book direct, plus you can access exclusive savings (by being a ResortQuest guest) not available through any other website (see Key to the Beach).

Enjoy full advantage of exclusive perks and privileges by booking direct By Melissa Matern

Key to the Beach Exclusive savings from our favorite vendors, for ResortQuest guests only. Save on dining, activities and shopping. Start planning now. Visit KeyToTheBeach.com* and don’t forget to download the Hospitality by Glad to Have You app once you have booked your stay. Beach Service Don’t want to lug the gear to the beach? Our private beach access point offers rentals for chairs, umbrellas and water sports such as kayaks and paddle boards. Complimentary DVD Movie Rentals Provided at The Club. Rent as many as you like throughout your stay. Rental card provided at check-in for two per day. Pools Because every vacation needs one ... or three. With a gulf-front pool, an indoor/ outdoor pool, and a hot tub and steam room at The Club, we’ve got something for whatever relaxation means to you. Seasonal Rates and Extended Stays We offer seasonal pricing when traveling in the late spring, fall and winter. Contact us to learn more about seasonal rates and for extended winter stays for a month or even longer.

We Salute our Military As a special thank you to those who serve or have served our great nation, ResortQuest is proud to offer a discount to our military personnel. Visit RQFreedom.com for more info. Local Events ResortQuest is your community leader for events along the Northwest Florida coast. Attend one of the many wine or beer festivals, concerts, live theater shows, golf tournaments and more, sponsored by ResortQuest. Experience Northwest Florida like never before and join us for one of these great events. Visit BeachDreamEvents.com for special weekend pricing and more info. Get Social Join the conversation, learn about special discounts and pricing, experience Northwest Florida segments for all of the “insider” things to do and places to visit when you vacation with ResortQuest and more. Use the hashtag #VacationDifferently to share your vacation stories. @ResortQuestGulfCoast & @TOPSLBeachAndRacquetResort @ResortQuestNWFL & @TOPSL_Beach_and_Racquet @ResortQuestNWFL

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TOPS’L Fitness Center Reveals Makeover Who’s ready for swimsuit season?

5 TIPS TO STAY IN SHAPE WHILE ON VACATION Fitness Tips from Kyle Higginbotham, Elite Trainer with International Sports Science Association 1. Try a local fitness class. Get out of your comfort zone! (Check the Club schedule to see classes offered right on-site at TOPS’L.) 2. Drink lots of water throughout the day. 3. Plan out your meals ahead of time (much easier to do in a vacation rental with a fully-equipped kitchen). 4. Get moving! Just 15 minutes of exercise is better than nothing 5. Don’t stress about it. Fitness is a life long journey; it’s okay to take a couple days off. Let your body rest. The one thing I tell everyone is to break a sweat every day. Go for a walk on the beach, paddle board, or ride your bike. Exercise doesn’t just have to be done in the gym.

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This past spring, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rental’s TOPS’L Club fitness center located in Miramar Beach, Florida underwent one of the most extensive “makeovers” in the resort’s history. “We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our homeowners, members and guests,” says TOPS’L General Manager Mike Speicher. “To us ‘TOPS’L Life’ means that our pristine beaches, pools, massage therapy, restaurants, and the newly renovated fitness facility and tennis courts are on par with amenities expected of a world-class resort.” The 2,500-square-foot fitness area received updated paint, flooring and lighting to begin the renovations. It now houses a comprehensive package of Life Fitness and Cybex cardio and weight equipment. The new equipment features the Life Fitness Integrity PowerMiIll Climber,

six Life Fitness Treadmills, four Cybex Arc Elliptical Trainers, two Integrity Upright Stationary Bicycles, and three Integrity Recumbent Stationary Bicycles. Every cardio machine is equipped with a personal audio system and video. In addition to new equipment, TOPS’L welcomes Pamela Herman as the new Club Manager. Herman has been in the Emerald Coast area for over 20 years, starting and directing two major fitness facilities in the area during that time. She has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. In addition, the Club’s Life Fitness Signature Series strength training equipment has been carefully selected to satisfy all levels of fitness. “These machines provide limitless options for any workout and skill level and a perfect fit for all of our TOPS’L guests,” Herman says.

GET FIT WITH KYLE HIGGINBOTHAM Higginbotham is a two-time winner of “Best Personal Trainer in Destin” by VIP Magazine and has been a personal trainer at TOPS’L for more than four years. He loves the sense of family here. “Everyone is so supportive of one another,” Higgenbotham says. “Between the guests, members and staff everyone is cheering you on!” When he’s not in the gym, you can find Higginbotham with his wife, Kadi, playing volleyball, paddle boarding, indoor rock climbing, and even every once in awhile, enjoying a lazy day at the beach.


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Joe D’Aleo

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS Since he joined the staff in 1995, Joe D’Aleo has helped establish TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort as one of the best tennis resorts in the country. His passion and devotion to the game combined with an accomplished background make D’Aleo a winning player, coach and instructor. Members and visitors enjoy his professional and cheerful demeanor on and off the courts. At the young age of three, D’Aleo was hitting balls against a fence while his parents played at park near their home in Miami, Florida and in just a few years, he was playing competitive USTA tennis tournaments all over south Florida. After moving to Georgia at the age of 12, D’Aleo continued playing junior tennis all over the southern states. At 18 years old, he was ranked No. 5 in the state of Georgia. He went on to play tennis for Georgia Tech, where he says he’ll never forget playing against the fifth ranked University of Georgia player in his sophomore year and winning his doubles match with a huge crowd watching. Even with great memories like that, D’Aleo says, “For me, there is no better place to play tennis in the country than at TOPS’L. It is my

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favorite place to play—the courts are in great shape and the views are awesome with the villas and oak trees surrounding us. The comradery of the members and guests at the resort make it such a great atmosphere to watch and hang out near the courts year-round.” Comradery is important in the sport, as is a little friendly competition. D’Aleo met his wife, Jessica, on the courts at TOPS’L, and they play regularly with their two sons, Ethan, 12, and Jacob, 16. “When we play doubles as a family, it can get heated between the boys because neither of them likes to lose. Jessica and I have to each play with one boy so we can keep them from hitting each other with the ball,” he laughs. D’Aleo has been certified with the USPTA as an Elite Professional for 20 years and was nominated USPTA 2006-2007 District Pro of the Year, Florida division for the panhandle. He has been awarded the prestigious honor of USTA FL and USPTA FL service award in 2011. He is a former president and currently, serves as the first vice president of USPTA FL.

When you hit the tennis courts, you’ll likely find at least one of these two passionate pros with a racquet in hand.

Pros Sam Vickroy

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Sam Vickroy has been part of the TOPS’L tennis staff since 2004. His father started him in the game of tennis in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met and trained under world-renowned professional Bill Tym throughout his junior tennis career. In 1990, Vickroy had the tennis experience of a lifetime when his dad took him to a celebrity tennis event where he came face to face with tennis legend Arthur Ashe. After hitting balls with him on the court, the outgoing Vickroy said, “I must have knocked everyone down making sure I got to sit right next to him during lunch. Talking to him and listening to his stories about his life and tennis career is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.” A top-ranked junior player at the state and college levels, Vickroy was undefeated his senior year in number three singles and number two doubles, with his college team, Virginia Intermont NAIA, finishing 14th in the nation that year.

that everyone looked to be having so much fun. When he realized he could make a living doing something he loved. He says, “I was sold!” After college, Vickroy went to work for Bill Tym where he had the opportunity to teach world-ranked junior players. He now loves to practice at TOPS’L with his wife, Stacie. “To say that I teach her would indicate that she actually listens to me,” he jokes before adding, “Wait. She’s going to read this—she’s awesome at tennis.” He has been a USPTA Elite Professional for 15 years and continues to grow his knowledge of the game each year. When he’s not on the courts, Vickroy says he enjoys doing “Whatever Stacie wants to do. I have to make up for earlier.”

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2018-2019 TOPS’L Tennis Calendar SEPTEMBER 1 3 8 15 22 22 29

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Saturday Morning Round Robin Labor Day Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin TOPS’L Level 9 Fall Classic (USTA Jr Event) Saturday Morning Round Robin

OCTOBER 6 12-14 13 20 27

MARCH THRU AUGUST Wednesday Morning Round Robin 9 am.-Noon

Saturday Morning Round Robin Ladies 4.0 Interstate Team Challenge Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Halloween Costume Round Robin

MARCH

NOVEMBER 3 10 17 17 24

Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin TOPS’L Level 9 Turkey Open (USTA Jr Event) Saturday Morning Round Robin Thanksgiving Turkey Round Robin

DECEMBER 1 1 8 15 22 29 31

2 Saturday Morning Round Robin 9 Saturday Morning Round Robin 9 TOPS’L L-9 Tournament (USTA Jr event) 14 Love All Sweetheart Mixer 15-17 Men’s Open Team Challenge 16 Saturday Morning Round Robin 23 Saturday Morning Round Robin

Saturday Morning Round Robin TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort Level 8 (USTA Jr Event) Toys for Tots Charity Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin New Year’s Eve Round Robin

JANUARY 5 Saturday Morning Round Robin 12 Saturday Morning Round Robin 14 Australian Open Exhibition 19-20 TOPS’L Club Championships (Members Only) 26 Saturday Morning Round Robin

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Saturday Morning Round Robin Fat Tuesday Tennis Mixer Saturday Morning Round Robin St. Paddy’s Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin Saturday Morning Round Robin

APRIL 5-7 Ladies 3.5 Team Challenge 6 Saturday Morning Round Robin 13 Saturday Morning Round Robin 17-21 36th Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament (USTA EVENT) 27 Saturday Morning Round Robin

Packages

Individual and group customized packages available starting at $45. • Add a Round Robin to any package for $30 person • Add a Group Clinic to any package for $28 per person • $25 cancellation fee on any tennis package cancellations

Lesson and Package Pricing Joe D’Aleo

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS Guests 1 hour $70.00 ½ hour $38.00

Members 1 hour $65.00 ½ hour $35.00

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Sam Vickroy

HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL Guests 1 hour $65.00 ½ hour $35.00

Members 1 hour $60.00 ½ hour $32.00

At TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, we are always willing to work with your needs and ideas to create customized packages for you or your group. From ladies’ retreats to whatever you can dream of, we can build the right package for you. Explore more indidividual TOPS’L tennis packages and TOPS’L group and team packages at TOPSLTennis.com or call Joe D’Aleo at 844-808-6874.


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LEGEND: Evert Jonsson By Tanya Rauch

“If I can’t beat them now, I’ll outlive them,” jokes fun-loving, focused, fitness enthusiast, Evert Jonsson, Swedish National Champion tennis player. Evert is 75 years young now, but only began playing tennis when most players hit their peak, at age 32. Born and raised in Ovesholm, Sweden, Jonsson played soccer when he was young, and found tennis later in life. He’s now chasing what age group tennis players call “the gold ball,” a U.S. National Championship. Jonsson won a World Championship for Sweden in 2013 and says he has “seven or eight” National Championship titles for Sweden, but he’s still striving for the coveted U.S. title. A successful career in the computer industry brought Jonsson to the United States for travel and eventually full-time in 1990. Initially settling in Atlanta, he and his wife, Donna, decided that beach life was much more appealing than the big city, and they moved to Destin in 1997. In 2007, the

couple become owners and full-time Captiva residents in TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. So, while Jonsson jests that he’ll just outlive all of his age group opponents until he can win that gold ball, he may only be partially joking. He takes his training and health seriously, working out at the Club regularly with personal trainer Kyle Higginbotham in the off-season, in order to maintain strength and cardio. Closer to tournament season, you’ll find him playing more matches and practicing with TOPS’L tennis pros Sam Vickroy and Joe D’Aleo. As soon as they open, Jonsson begins to “hold court. He likes to get out there before it gets too hot,

which he measures by “how many shirts I have to change into during one match.” Diet is an important part of this player’s training as well. He eats, “a salad a day.” In fact, Club Tiki just named a salad after Evert, which is a tasty mix of greens, grilled chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, bacon, walnuts, bleu cheese, cucumbers and tomatoes. When asked, “Why TOPS’L?” Evert flashes a smile and quips, “My kids in Sweden wouldn’t visit me if I wasn’t here on the beach.”

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Helen Drake Invitational April 17-21, 2019

TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort is proud of its long-held tradition of serving as the host site of the Helen Drake Invitational. It is not only a great tennis tournament, but also an exciting weekend-long event serving up many wonderful amenities for players, family and friends to enjoy during their stay here. The Helen Drake is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) designated tournament sanctioned by USTA FL. It has been voted Adult Tournament of the Year in Florida three times by the AL Mills Memorial, and is consistently one of the largest USTA adult tennis tournaments in the country, with more than 250 players each year. All main draw matches are played on our 12 clay courts with 10 of them lighted for night play. With several divisions to choose from, including Men and Women Open Singles and Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles, and a first match consolation draw, players have plenty of opportunity to play the tennis they enjoy the most.

His face refocuses as it does when he prepares his serve and he adds, “At TOPS’L, there’s tennis for everyone. It’s a community and it doesn’t matter if you are here with your kids and just want to learn with them, or if you are chasing a gold ball. This place can facilitate all skill levels.” We look forward to having Evert pose with “the gold ball” for next year’s issue of TOPS’L Life, because we know if anyone can accomplish their goals, he can.

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All registered players receive a gift bag and tournament t-shirt at their first match check-in. After the tournament, come join the fun at the players’ party on Friday night. Enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment. The party is free to attend for players and guests pay a nominal fee with all proceeds going to our local Caring and Sharing center, to provide food and assistance to local residents in need. Lodging during the event fills up quickly. Tournament players may enjoy discounts on lodging at TOPS’L by calling reservations at 855-299-6321 and mentioning “Helen Drake.”


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Introducing Executive Chef

RICHARD MENDOZA

Taking care of people with great food, service … and respect By Tanya Rauch The philosophy of taking care of his people extends beyond the kitchen and into the dining room, or Tiki Bar, as the case may be.

couple and said, ‘I gave you four tenders instead of three. I didn’t want you guys arguing over the last one,’” he laughs.

“We have a couple of regulars here at TOPS’L—great couple. One day I got an order in the kitchen for them. They chose chicken fingers to share. I know our chicken fingers basket comes with three tenders. When the order was done, I personally walked them down to the

Meet Richard Mendoza, the new executive chef for TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. This award-winning chef came to TOPS’L during the summer of 2018, after serving as executive chef at the Westin at the Woodlands, just north of Houston. Named Houston’s “Chef of the Month” in 2017, Mendoza is not only well-known for his edible delicacies, but also for his leadership. After three years at Westin, Mendoza still was flanked by his opening team. “It’s just about taking care of people and serving

Chef Mendoza’s No. 1 Kitchen Tip: “I do most of the cooking when we are at home. When I’m done cooking in the kitchen, the only thing we have to wash is the dish we eat on. You have to clean as you go, or else you are just cooking over your mess. You’ve got to maximize your space. It makes cooking really easy.”

great food,” he says. “If you don’t do those two things, you can’t be successful. The dishwasher is the most important person in your kitchen and has to be treated with the utmost respect. Everybody does, really.” Mendoza, a passionate and focused 54 year-old, loves the connection that food has with relationships. He and his wife, Tammy, have a beautiful four-year old daughter, Gabriella. “My daughter,” he says, “loves to cook. I’ll ask her what she wants for dinner. She says, ‘I want macaroni and cheese, but I want to help,’ and she pulls up a chair.” While growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, the curious young gourmand appreciated the fellowship that forms around food. “When I was in fourth grade, I would go to a friend’s house after school and I would go in his mom’s pantry, find things, and start cooking. That was our afternoon snack,” Mendoza said. He started crafting full meals at the age of 17. “My mom was raising three kids and working two jobs and I just thought, ‘She doesn’t need to be doing this for us,’ and started making dinner for the family.”

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Mango Salsa Simple Syrup 1 cup Water 1 cup Sugar Place in sauce pan. Bring to boil for 2 minutes and cool. Mango Salsa 2 Ripe Mangos – Not over ripe 1 Large Ripe Tomato, Seeded and Finely Diced 1 Small Red Onion, Fine Diced ½ bunch Cilantro 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Rice Vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste Clean both mangos. Cut one mango in large pieces and fine dice the other. In a blender, place largely chopped mango and just enough simple syrup to cover puree. Note, do not add too much simple syrup. Puree should be consistency of maple syrup. Eventually, his appetite for learning more led him to the kitchen of the prestigious Michelin-starred chef Günter Seeger and the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, Georgia. “I was like 20 years old and I walked in with my resume and asked for the chef’s office. I had no idea about HR,” he chuckles. “I handed him my resume and he crumbled it up and said, “You have the job. I’ll know in 30 minutes if you know how to cook or not.’” Sure enough, he did. Now, having been an executive chef in the hotel and resort industry for more than 20 years, Mendoza is the one doing the hiring and mentoring. “I don’t like my

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cooks following recipes for the most part,” he comments. “With salad dressings and vinaigrettes, you have to be consistent. But otherwise, I like them to experiment.” He looks forward to working with Sous Chef Allen Newsome and the culinary team to enhance the menu here at TOPS’L. “We just want to elevate the experience as a whole. We’ll start by upgrading serving dishes. Then put good food in that. I want people to say, ‘Where do you work?’ and when I tell them, the answer should be, ‘TOPS’L? Oh my gosh, that food is over the top!’ That’s what it has to be.”

Place puree in a mixing bowl and fold in remaining ingredients, including fine diced mango. Allow to chill for 2 hours. Spoon over fish, chicken or pork. Salsa can be used cold or slightly warm if preferred. Makes 4 servings.


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Fresh from the GRILL SOUS CHEF ALLEN NEWSOME

Well-traveled, Sous Chef Allen Newsome brings several cultural influences to the TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort’s kitchens with him. “I’m excited to be here, working with a great group of people. Everyone tries their hardest to make the customer’s experience a great one and that’s what it’s all about,” Newsome shares. His mother was born in Jamaica and moved to England at a young age. Growing up in Sussex, Newsome says his mother was “an amazing cook,” herself. “Some of my best memories are from those days: jerk chicken, rice and peas, and the famous English Sunday roast,” Newsome recalls. With a father native to Texas, who fancies himself a BBQ pit-master, Newsome says he loves complex ingredients and different cooking methods, but also loves cooking with simple, quality ingredients that speak for themselves. His favorite thing to eat?“Mexican. Tacos, tamales, mole sauce, churros with coffee—that’s a good day for me,” Newsome responds with a smile on his face.

Chef Newsome’s Kitchen Tip to You: “I notice a lot of people skipping the rest process when cooking meat, especially steak. When grilling or searing steak, instead of taking it off of the heat and cutting into it immediately, place it on a cutting board or serving tray for at least 10 minutes letting the juices reabsorb into the meat. Roasts can take even longer— up to an hour.”

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Bottoms Up

Bottoms

UP We whipped this up … just for you.

1 oz vodka

Destin Refresher

3 oz cranberry juice

(a local favorite):

Whether frozen or on the rocks, shaken or stirred, we’re mixing it up, served with a view. This bubbly bartender may be a familiar face if you’ve been on property before — she’s been with us at TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort for more than 10 years, most often crafting creative cocktails at the Blue Dunes Grill, overlooking the Reservations: 844-238-0211

Gulf. Working in the food and beverage industry for almost 20 years, Smith says she really enjoys, “taking care of people and being a part of their dining experiences.” Guests enjoy her special “skinny margarita,” but she loves making anything new that gives her a challenge.

MEET RHIANDA SMITH Your friendly TOPS’L bartender, behind the blender.

1 oz coconut rum 3 oz orange juice a splash of sprite to top it off Mix this up and start planning for your next trip to TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort.


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Favorite Hot Spots DINING TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort is located in the hub of Miramar Beach, near a variety of local restaurants. Take delight in your favorite pizza selection, delve into delectable filet mignon or simply enjoy a relaxing beach-front atmosphere with some fresh, locally-caught seafood. With unique dining experiences to choose from around town, you can truly savor the flavor of the Gulf coast during your next beach getaway.

On-Site Dining The Blue Dunes Grille Located on the pool deck behind the Tides, Blue Dunes Grille is the perfect blend of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and, of course, the best drinks on the beach. Club Tiki Located to the West of the TOPS’L Clubhouse, Club Tiki offers handcrafted cocktails, wraps, smoothies, pizza and tasty appetizers.

Another Broken Egg Cafe A blend of flavorful breakfast, brunch and lunch items as well as tasty signature drinks. Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch The Beach House Casual dining featuring the perfect blend of seafood, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Lunch and Dinner Cabana Cafe Delicious American-style food in a casual dining atmosphere, featuring live music and a fun atmosphere. Lunch and Dinner

Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille Seafood, burgers and tasty appetizers featuring live music in a comfortable, casual setting. Lunch and Dinner

Destin Commons Open-air shopping center with 90-plus name brand shops, restaurants and entertainment. 4100 Legendary Drive, Destin

La Paz Mexican Restaurant Tasty Mexican food with a blend of Gulf seafood in a casual atmosphere. Lunch and Dinner

Footprints Gift Shop An eclectic collection of coastal decor, hand-made jewelry, accessories and knick-knacks for every occasion. 9818 US-98, Destin

Pompano Joe’s Popular beach front dining featuring fresh seafood and appetizers. Lunch and Dinner Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar A fine dining establishment with a delectable mix of prime steak, fresh lobster and a variety of wine to pair. Dinner

The Crab Trap Casual dining located directly on the beach, featuring fresh, locally-caught seafood. Lunch and Dinner

SHOPPING When you’re not soaking up the sun on the stunning white sandy beaches, check out the wide selection of shopping opportunities near TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort — perfect for picking up a souvenir item for your friends back home. Banana Bart’s Boutique shop in old fishing shack overlooking Destin Harbor, chock full of t-shirts, quirky gifts and keepsake souvenirs. 620 Harbor Boulevard, Destin

Grand Boulevard Sandestin Both brand-name and local shopping and dining, paired with fascinating entertainment throughout the year. 495 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach HarborWalk Village A waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment marketplace, perfect for an evening enjoying live music, local shops and fresh seafood. 10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin The Market Shops Boutique shops, local eateries, salons and endless entertainment in an open environment. 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach Seascape Towne Centre A perfect blend of popular restaurants, thrilling entertainment and family-friendly nightlife. 80 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach Silver Sands Premium Outlets Local outlet mall boasting over 90 brand-name and local shops and restaurants. 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar Beach Reservations: 844-238-0211


Things to Do & See Add excitement to your next vacation with these lively local events, family-friendly festivals and hip happenings presented along the coast throughout the year.

SPRING

WINTER

Seaside Half Marathon & 5k Run March 1-3 Seaside

30A Songwriters Festival January 18-21 Various venues on 30A South Walton Marvelous Vegas Comedy Club February 8 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents Crescendo! 2019 February 14-17 Sandestin Beach & Spa Resort, Miramar Beach Sandestin Gumbo Festival February 15-16 Village of Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach Snowbird Golf Tournament February 20 Location TBD, Destin 30A Wine Festival February 21-24 Alys Beach, South Walton

Wine Walkabouts Third Thursdays March-December Gulf Place, South Walton

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ March 6-9 Panama City Beach Destin Charity Wine Auction April 26-28 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach Food for Thought Charity Golf Tournament April 11 Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club, South Walton Sandestin Wine Festival April 11-14 Village of Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival April 25-28 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach

Aside from taking in the breathtaking colors and atmosphere of the Gulf of Mexico, experience the wide variety of family-friendly activities near TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. Beach Sand Sculptures Add a team building workshop to your corporate or special group function, or simply brush up on your sandcastle skills – a perfect addition to your next beach vacation. Buccaneer Pirate Cruises Take the kids on a pirate adventure, complete with story-telling, singing, dancing, treasure hunts and more!

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Thunder Beach Spring Rally May 1-5 Panama City Beach

Smoke on the Coast July 3 Destin Commons, Destin

Seaside Dance Festival May 3-5 Seaside

FALL

ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival May 11-12 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach Northwest Florida Theatre Festival May 15-19 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach Digital Graffiti May 17-18 Alys Beach, South Walton

SUMMER Paddle for Prevention June Gulf Place Beach Access, South Walton Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic June 19-23 The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach

Escape Zone 60 Experience one-of-a-kind escape rooms, featuring thrilling challenges and puzzles to solve.

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park Enjoy an action-packed day filled with plenty of excitement and entertainment, from water slides to a lazy river and more.

Float Brothers Float Spa Experience ultimate serenity with this sensory deprivation experience and enjoy all the health benefits it entails.

Destin History & Fishing Museum Learn about the unique history of Destin over the years, from a small fishing village to a popular tourist attraction.

SunQuest Cruises Solaris & Sunventure I Looking for a romantic fate night idea or simply a fun-filled activity to add to your trip? Take a relaxing sunset dinner cruise around the Gulf with SunQuest Cruises.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Thursdays, September – October Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin Thunder Beach Fall Rally October Panama City Beach Destin Fishing Rodeo October 1-31 Destin Harbor, Destin Destin Seafood Festival October 4-6 HarborWalk Village, Destin Best of the Emerald Coast October 19 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Miramar Beach Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival of the Arts October 26-27 Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin Emerald Coast Cruizin’ November Panama City Beach

Watersports Activities Enjoy the array of watersports activities available around TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. From paddleboarding to jet skiing and parasailing, you are sure to experience plenty of aquatic adventures. Watersports vendors in Destin + Miramar Beach on our Key to the Beach program • Bote Paddle Boards • Crab Island Cruises • Destin Snorkel • Southern Star Dolphin Cruise • Xtreme H2O • Wet-n-Wild Watersports


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Meet Me At the

BEACH

For your next group getaway or corporate gathering, choose a location everyone is sure to agree on: the beach. TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort is just minutes away from world-class shopping, entertainment, and the area’s best dining, but is isolated enough for focus and inspiration. With spacious meeting rooms and social gathering facilities, on-site dining and catering, and nearly unlimited things to do, TOPS’L is an ideal setting for group gatherings, meetings, and events. With so many unique options, TOPS’L is perfect for any gathering. Check out our outdoor venues, including the Blue Dunes Pool Deck overlooking the Gulf, the tropical Club Tiki pool deck and lounge area, and the Ridge Lawn, which is great for tented events. With 12 clay tennis courts, convenient kayak and paddle board rentals, hiking trails, a newly-renovated fitness center, and several refreshing swimming pools, this prized resort provides plenty of options to enjoy between events or breakout sessions. Most importantly, after a busy day of meetings or fun activities, guests can get some much-needed rest and relaxation in a spacious beach condo overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Now that’s what we call a board meeting. To book your next group or meeting, please contact our group sales manager, Florencia Branagan at 844-531-3724 or Florencia.branagan@wynvr.com.

TOPS’L Resort Meeting Space

Space

Ceiling Ht.

Size

Max U-Shape Banquet Cocktail Capacity Theatre

Class

Board

Centre Court Ballroom

2,480 Sq. Ft.

30.00 Ft.

40 x 62 Ft.

70

200

300

300

200

125

80

Wimbeldon Room

1,041 Sq. Ft.

10.00 Ft.

18.5 x 52 Ft.

35

60

70

70

65

50

46

Ballroom Foyer

980 Sq. Ft.

70 x 70 Ft.

15

40

150

150

60

32

32

The Ridge Lawn

4,900 Sq. Ft.

114

400

400

400

400

250

135

Club Tiki Bar & Pool Deck

1,500 Sq. Ft.

100

150

150

Beachside Pool Deck

6,000 Sq. Ft.

300

400

400

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The Perfect Place

DREAM WEDDING for a

By Tanya Rauch

You’ve found the perfect mate, so why settle for less than the perfect place when you marry? The Gulf Coast is one of the most popular coastal destinations for weddings and TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort caters to the bride and groom looking for a wedding of the dreamlike variety. Whether you picture your big day overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by tiki torches and illuminated by bistro lights, or underneath the chandelier of a ballroom, TOPS’L has exactly what you need for your special day. Accommodating weddings of up to 200 people, our event space, ample lodging, catering menu, and picture perfect backdrop certainly set us apart as a premier wedding venue. What we really take pride in, however, is making every wedding personal and special for our brides and grooms. Here, get to know one of the couples who said, “I do” on our beautiful beaches, Joel and Brittani Bell.

About the Bride: My name is Brittani Bell and I am from Austin, Texas. I am a patient treatment coordinator for an oral surgeon. I come from a family of gymnasts and was a cheerleader and dancer for a big portion of my life, with my dad as my coach for many of those years.

About the Groom: My name is Joel Bell, and I was raised all over the east coast as an Army “brat.” I’m a quality assurance engineer now, but previously served in the Army. I have been deployed three times to Iraq, for a total of 33 months. During my deployments, I got to experience the surge in 2007, troops withdrawing from major cities in 2009, and the troops pull-out by the end of 2011.

How They Met: Brittani says, “We met playing Jenga during “Sunday Funday” at a local hangout in Austin. Joel and his friends were watching game four of the finals and he noticed me from across the room. He pointed in my direction before making his approach and told his friends, ‘I have to go talk to that girl, she’s the girl I’m going to marry!’ We hit it off instantly and the rest is really history.”

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The Proposal: “I had what I thought was a family photo shoot planned with my mother and sister in the spring. We flew to Destin for a mini-vacation and photo shoot on the beach at sunset. Towards the end, the photographer suggested I take some photos alone and had my mother and sister step aside. I did wonder why she was wanting images of just me, but had no idea what was really going on. She had me turn left to face the sun a little more, and as I was turning I found my “hunk-of-aman” (his words) down on one knee. So many thoughts passed through my mind, because as far as I knew, he was back home in Texas. The proposal was truly the greatest surprise ever — just magical,” Brittani remembers.

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Choosing TOPS’L: We were looking at several venues and nothing seemed possible on the extremely busy weekend we chose to be married in Destin. When we connected with Florencia at TOPS’L everything immediately started coming together. From the wedding expert, to the catering team, everyone at TOPS’L made the entire process stress-free and smooth. About the Big Day: On our wedding day, the entire TOPS’L team came together to make everything perfect. There was one moment just before rehearsal, that we had ordered pizza with friends out by the pool. The pizza was not yet ready, but we had to get started. Florencia, seeing the hunger on our faces, stepped out of the rehearsal and personally brought us our pizza and drinks—such great

quality of care from the beginning to the end. With some personal hiccups during the day, the staff at TOPS’L did all they could to go out of their way for our big day and we’ll never forget them. What’s next? Joel is looking forward to moving up in his new career and Brittani says she is enjoying her flexible schedule and new role as a wife. “We plan to (fingers crossed) buy a house in the next year; and soon after, start bringing in the babies. We are extremely excited for this next chapter.” For information on planning your dream wedding at TOPS’L, contact our weddings team at 1-800-728-1021 or TOPSLWeddings@wynvr.com.


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The Tides at TOPS’L Elegant beach condominiums that rise majestically above the sugar-white sand beaches and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Tides are ideal for families or small groups who enjoy quick and easy access to the beach. With spacious living room areas, well-equipped kitchens, and private balconies, The Tides are sure to give you a perfect taste of the Emerald Coast.

Fast Facts: • 2-, 3- and 5-bedroom condos • All units have direct Gulf-front or coastline views • Sleeps 6 to 12 guests per unit • Split level pool deck; upper deck exclusively for guests of the Tides

Real Estate Opportunities • 2-bedrooms starting from $474,000 Search real estate for sale at: OwnAtTopsl.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

• Roomy floor plans, starting at 1,220 square feet

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The Summit at TOPS’L Set at the highest elevation on the resort, The Summit offers unique coastline views next to a beautiful nature preserve. While the view from a balcony at this property may make you feel like you’re in a rural oasis, in fact, you’re ideally situated near amenities and just a short walk to the beach. Fast Facts: • Studio, 2- and 3-bedroom condos • Sleeps 2 to 8 guests per unit • Lagoon style pool bordering a nature preserve • Views overlooking a lush nature preserve and the Gulf of Mexico Real Estate Opportunities • 2-bedrooms starting from $289,000 • 3-bedrooms starting from $380,000 Studios available via lock out feature on 3-bedroom condos for maximum rental potential Search real estate for sale at: OwnAtTopsl.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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Beach Manor at TOPS’L Overlooking a nature preserve and the Gulf of Mexico, Beach Manor features luxurious condominiums and elegant penthouses. In addition to the many resort amenities, Beach Manor offers on-site amenities such as a secluded outdoor pool, indoor hot tub and a private fitness center. With endless beach views from intimate balconies, you’ll be captivated by the dazzling views of the Emerald Coast.

Fast Facts:

Real Estate Opportunities

• 2- and 3-bedroom condos

• 2-bedrooms starting from $599,000

• Sleeps 4 to 8 guests per unit

• 3-bedrooms starting from $900,000

• Outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, and fitness center exclusively for Beach Manor guests

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• Lush landscaping with unobstructed coastline views

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TOPS’L Tennis Village Enjoy your own private villa surrounded by some of the best tennis courts in the country! This picturesque community of villas is in a lovely garden setting featuring a fireplace, covered parking and a terrace or deck. Just steps away from the TOPS’L Club where you can enjoy the fitness center, pool, Jacuzzi, pro shop, sauna and other resort amenities.

Fast Facts: • 2- and 3-bedroom villas • Sleeps 6 to 8 guests per unit • Steps away from Clubhouse amenities • Quiet garden setting, just a quick tram ride to the beach

Real Estate Opportunities • 2-bedrooms starting from $257,000 Search real estate for sale at: OwnAtTopsl.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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Sierra Dunes at TOPS’L These unique homes are nestled within the resort and offer peaceful settings. Many of these spacious homes include private pools, and all of them are fully equipped and loaded with great amenities. Fast Facts: • 3-bedroom homes • Sleeps 8 to 11 guests per home • Over 2,000 square feet • Private pools • Peaceful wooded surroundings, just a quick tram ride to the beach Real Estate Opportunities • Homes starting from $475,000 Search real estate for sale at: OwnAtTopsl.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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Captiva at TOPS’L Centrally located, these townhomes are just steps away from the TOPS’L Clubhouse and Club Tiki. After becoming totally captivated by the luxury and spaciousness of Captiva, you’ll never want to leave.

Fast Facts: • 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom townhomes • Sleeps 6 to 12 guests per home • Over 2,000 square feet • Secluded pool exclusively for guests of Captiva • Tram service to beach and Clubhouse

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Real Estate Opportunities • 3-bedrooms starting from $555,000 Search real estate for sale at: OwnAtTopsl.com Prices and availability subject to change without notice.


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When your property management company feels like family. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals believes entering into a rental program is more than entering into a contract, it’s joining a family. Contact us today and let us take care of your property as if it were our own, because we treat it like our own. 866-697-1605 | NewOwner@wynvr.com | ListWithRQ.com

“ResortQuest’s understanding of the rental market and its dynamics is exceptional. They monitor and adjust rental rates based upon sophisticated market analysis that helps to maximize our earnings. We have been very pleased with the management, marketing, operations and maintenance of our rentals. ResortQuest has taken much of the work out of owning a rental property and we highly recommend them.” - James W., Owner at TOPS’L

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Own where

YOUR HEART

Lives

©

ResortQuest Real Estate has been the leader in resort and residential sales for over four decades. Our on-site team lives the TOPS’L lifestyle, participates in resort activities and knows this property better than anyone else... why? Because when they aren’t busy showing properties, they’re having lunch at the Blue Dunes Grill, playing a match of tennis or visiting with the guests at the clubhouse. The TOPS’L sales team isn’t just a sales team, they are part of the TOPS’L community. Now is your time to own your own slice of paradise. Contact our on-site TOPS’L © sales team to find out how to Own Where Your Heart Lives! The TOPS’L sales office is open daily.

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Your vacation rental leader for Gulf front condos, spacious coastal homes and full-service resorts, from Perdido Key to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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TOPS'L Life Magazine  

Situated on 52 acres, inside of a private, gated community, TOPS’L is conveniently located between Destin and Scenic Highway 30A. The resort...

TOPS'L Life Magazine  

Situated on 52 acres, inside of a private, gated community, TOPS’L is conveniently located between Destin and Scenic Highway 30A. The resort...