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Discover NEW Properties at Carillon Beach & Destin Pointe Condos, Beach Homes & Resorts... get to know about Vacation Rentals!

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Beach Dreams


Welcome!

Every vacation we’ve ever booked has led us here. Nearly four decades on the Emerald Coast… and our love affair with beach vacations is thriving! We are overjoyed to offer the largest selection of professionally managed properties in Northwest Florida. For more than thirty-eight years we have been captivated by the area’s sugar-white sand, endless coastlines and breath-taking sunsets. The pristine Northwest Florida beaches were created for a purpose, a purpose we feel compelled to share with you! There’s something truly magical about the smell of salt in the air and powder soft sand falling between your toes. And that magic deserves to be shared and relived year after year. Our team is passionate, enthusiastic and devoted to helping create lifelong memories for you and your family. Because of our people, staying with ResortQuest at one of our private beach homes, condominiums or full service resorts, is an exceptional experience as unique as the 100 miles of sugar-white sand and emerald-green water of the Northwest Florida coastline. From Perdido Key to Panama City Beach and everywhere in between, our local team is here to serve you and ensure that your vacation experience is beyond compare. I assure you, we are as passionate about each of our properties as we are about sharing them with you!

Lino Maldonado Vice President, Operations Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America

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What’s Inside... Welcome

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Key to the Beach We Salute Our Military

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Activities

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Gulf Place Community

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ResortQuest Real Estate

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Destin Pointe

Seasonal Schedule

Water Sports

Perdido Key

TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort

Kids’ Club

Vacation Rentals & Beach Homes

Caribe Cove Resort

Carillon Beach

Beach Service

Groups, Meetings & Weddings

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Bahama Bay Resort & Spa

Resorts

Complimentary DVD Movie Rentals

Deep-Sea Fishing

Orlando, FL

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Welcome to Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, where white sand and warm Gulf waters provide endless reasons to play in the sun. At ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, we’ve proven time and time again that we are the area’s leader in Vacation Rentals. Offering the largest selection of condominiums and beach homes, our dedicated and professional reservation experts can help guide you in selecting a location perfect for your needs whether your travels include two or twenty. From swimming with dolphins off the coast of Panama City Beach, to receiving personal instructions from USPTA certified tennis pros at TOPS’L® Beach & Racquet Resort in Miramar Beach, to watching the U.S. Navy’s flight exhibition team demonstrate amazing aerial maneuvers in the skies over Pensacola Beach… we’re where you want to be. In this guide you will find listings of our wide range of beach vacation rentals spanning from Perdido Key to Panama City Beach. For more information or to see a complete listing of properties, please visit us at BeachDreamsVacation.com.

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gulf coast

Key to the Beach

Enjoy more savings when you show your “Key to the Beach,” available via your check-in packet, to over 70 different establishments in Northwest Florida. Save money on dining, activities and shopping and spend it on creating memories during your beach getaway. Spend less while saving more when you take advantage of our Key to the Beach program.

We Salute Our Military

We salute our heroes of the past and present. As a special thank you to all who serve our country and allied forces, ResortQest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® would like to offer an additional 5% off any of our current offers. We thank you for your service, sacrifice and patriotism.

Complimentary DVD Movie Rentals are provided at most locations. Just grab your rental card, head to your check-in location and pick out the movie of your choice. Plus, every unit has at least one DVD player, so feel free to bring along your personal favorites.

Beach Service

Some of our properties offer complimentary beach service, which consists of two beach chairs in the shade of a beach umbrella. Other properties may provide this beach service for a small fee. Beach Service varies based upon location and availability, please check our website for details.

Kids’ Club

There’s never a dull moment when your family vacations with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®! Every summer we offer our fun-filled, wild, wacky and sometimes zany Kids’ Club and kids activities: pool games, beach Olympics, treasure hunts, goofy dessert contests and more. Kids’ Club offerings vary at each resort, so please check with our helpful staff for availability.

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Pools & Hot Tubs

Many of our properties offer both pools and hot tubs for your enjoyment, with some pools heated seasonally. While many of our beach houses feature private pools and hot tubs, some have access to a community area with these amenities.

Seasonal Schedule

While spring break and summer months offer bountiful sunshine and warm Gulf water, ResortQuest is proud to offer seasonal pricing that offers guest the luxury of staying at the beach for less during our quiet and serene late fall and winter seasons. Contact us to learn more about discounted rates for month-long stays! For additional information please visit BeachDreamsVacation.com.

SERVING LOCAL FLORIDA SEAFOOD AND STEAKS Dinner 4pm UNTIL … For more information visit captdavesonthegulf.com Enjoy cocktails on the deck for sunset Daily Happy Hour 4–6pm

Casual Gulf Front Dining

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Guest Amenities & Privileges

Complimentary DVD Movie Rentals


The Weeknd • Calvin Harris • Florence + The Machine

Alabama Shakes • Ellie Goulding • Lenny Kravitz • Flume Haim • Cage The Elephant • Panic! At The Disco • Grimes The Chainsmokers • Walk The Moon • Leon Bridges • Miike Snow BIG BOI + ) • Run The Jewels • Foals Jason Isbell • Big Grams ( PHANTOGRAM Fetty Wap • The Neighbourhood • Portugal. The Man • Moon Taxi 3LAU • Courtney Barnett • Silversun Pickups • X Ambassadors

Bro Safari • Kurt Vile and the Violators • Børns • Thomas Jack Coleman Hell • Alessia Cara • Wailers • Mayer Hawthorne Nahko and Medicine for the People • Brett Dennen • The Struts Atlas Genius • Vince Staples • Pepper • Raury • Snails Stick Figure • Judah & the Lion • Tourist • Kaleo • Magic Man Health • Alison Wonderland • The Griswolds Hippie Sabotage • The Revivalists • GIVERS Coasts • Phases • Bully • Lizzo • Jack Novak

The Royal Concept • Pell • Bass Drum of Death Jai Wolf • Muddy Magnolias • Meg Mac Lazyboy Empire • Jerry Folk • Speaker of the House Powers • Lost Kings • Half Moon Run Strangers You Know • Koa


With plentiful sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere, business and pleasure easily intersect along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. The dedicated Group Sales team at ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® has years of experience helping groups of all sizes and interests find the perfect accommodations for everything from business meetings and destination weddings to sports events and family reunions! ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® can offer great rates on group accommodations of all sizes, from studio suites for two, to ten bedroom beach front homes for thirty. After the business is finished guests can go from the meeting room to meeting with friends and family on the area’s sugar-white beaches with ease. We also can arrange outdoor catered events at our many venues including the beach, poolside, or beautiful lawn areas to enhance your group experience. When it comes to weddings, it’s the day you’ll remember forever. ResortQuest has wonderful properties to serve as the backdrop for a memorable beach wedding—with sparkling Gulf waters and sugar-white sands to complement the beauty of any bride. Our locations along the scenic Gulf of Mexico also make them great for an extended stay to incorporate a romantic honeymoon or a vacation for the entire wedding party, with rental properties in Northwest Florida that are capable of hosting everything from small weddings to large receptions. Give us a call and we’ll help you find the best accommodations for your idea of a picture-perfect wedding. We can also assist by recommending services such as catering, photographers and more. For more information, contact the Group Sales Department at (855) 441-2152 / Joyce.Serina@wynvr.com

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fishing Our warm, clear Gulf water is prized by deep-sea, coastal, and in-shore fishing enthusiasts, alike. Charter a boat, tag along with a group, or drop your fishing line off the nearest pier to see for yourself!

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Capt. Anderson’s Marina Fishing & Sightseeing Cruises 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. Panama City Beach, FL (850) 234-3435 CaptAndersonsMarina.com Chulamar Inc. & Fishing Fleet 701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32507 (850) 934-8037 / Chulamar.com Daybreak 210 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-1962 CharterBoatDaybreak.com Destin Charter Fishing Checkmate 2 and Starfire 10 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL (850) 259-4242 / CharterFishDestin.com Destin Deep Sea Adventures 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 509-2544 DestinDeepSeaAdventures.com Destin Princess / Destiny 210 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-5088 DestinPartyBoatFishing.com Finest Kind Charter 66 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-6629 / FinestKindCharter.com Jubilee & Treasure Island Deep Sea Fishing 3605 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach, FL (850) 236-2111 Navarre Beach Fishing Pier 8579 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach, FL 32566 (850) 936-1794 / NavarrePier.com Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier 1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy. E Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 244-1023 / OkaloosaIslandPier.com Pelican Adventures, Inc 314 Hwy 98 East Harbor Blvd. Destin , FL 32541 (850) 650-3825 / Pelicanadventures.net St. Andrews State Park 4607 State Park Lane Panama City, Fl (850) 233-5149

Be sure to check out WVRNWFLTravelGuide.com for a complete list as well as specials offered to Wyndham Vacation RentalsÂŽ guests.

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from Gulf

to Table It Takes a Village to Bring the Bounty of the Sea to Your Plate By Rosanne Dunkelberger

Consider the Red Snapper. The reef she calls home is 12 miles off the coast of Destin and 150 feet underwater, where an old chicken coop dropped on the bottom has become a great place for she and her schoolmates to poke around, looking for shrimp and crabs to eat on the Gulf floor. Suddenly, her eye lights on a piece of fish, just floating there in the water, a perfect morsel. And she eats it. It’s a beautiful fall evening, and you’re sitting on the dock of a Destin Harbor eatery enjoying a glass of crisp, refreshing sauvignon blanc as you watch the clouds tinged shades of pink and orange by the setting sun. Your server sets in front of you a plate of grilled Red Snapper accompanied by ginger rice and finished with a lemon caper cream sauce. You flake off a bit of the filet with your fork, take your first bite and it is … sublime. This is the story of what happens in the hours between Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2. Some in this cast of characters, like the fishermen and the chefs, are obvious. The fish cutters, packers, license holders and boat owners, maybe not so much. And there are others in the mix too, such as regulators, biologists, fishermen of yore, perhaps even the hand of God that you may not have considered at all. A LITTLE HISTORY Let’s begin with the beginning of the Earth. By now, pretty much everybody who’s been around here more than 15 minutes knows about that quirk of underwater topography

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— the famed “100-fathom curve” — where the relatively shallow waters one finds along the Gulf of Mexico coastline drop off dramatically just south of Destin. A look at a nautical map shows that nearby port cities such as Panama City and Pensacola don’t have the fast access to deep water — a fathom is 6 feet, so we’re talking about 600 feet deep — that Destin enjoys. Kathy Marler Blue, whose family has lived in the area for four generations and is associate director of the Destin History & Fishing Museum, explains what this means: “All of the Gulf’s species live in a column somewhere of depth, surface to floor, (and) anglers out of Destin can reach every depth of fishable water for all Gulf species quicker than any other ports.” The museum itself features more than 75 mounted fish, all caught in the Gulf off Destin. Because money is made when fishing, and not burning time and fuel getting to where the fish are, Destin Harbor has served as a base for commercial fishermen for more than 175 years. When Leonard Destin came to the area in 1835, there were no motorboats. Boats were powered by men with oars. There was no such thing as fishing reels, and there was no ice to keep the fish from spoiling. Consequently, fishing in the early days was done near shore with seine nets. For the first 100 years, in the remote area then known as East Pass, Blue says pioneer families were “poor dirt farmers and poor fishermen.” In the mid-1930s, a bridge was finally built that would connect the small community with Pensacola to the west. And over the years, the fishermen’s equipment and techniques would improve. A quantum leap came after World War II, with the advent of electronic devices that could pinpoint with great accuracy the underwater reefs and rock formations that attracted quantities of fish. Before that time, “you had to be very, very skilled to find where those structures were. It was an artificial cap (on the number of fishermen),” says local businessman Dewey Destin, the great-great grandson of Leonard. “There is no cap anymore. You can fish anywhere all over the world in any depth of water with those electronics and go right straight to the structure every time as long as you have a number that tells you where the structure is.”


ON THE DOCK In the early days of his Harbor Docks restaurant, owner Charles Morgan figured out the equation: Fish minus middleman equals lower prices. And so, in the morning, before the locals and tourists arrive in droves at the Destin Harbor landmark and begin digging into their fried Seafood Combo Plates, the dock below the restaurant is abuzz with activity at the Harbor Docks Seafood Market. The wholesale market supplies fish for Harbor Docks and Morgan’s other restaurants — Camille’s in Destin, Dharma Blue in Pensacola, as well as four Five Bar restaurants in Birmingham, Ala., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Athens, Ga., and a fourth slated to open in Gainesville in the fall. Their website lists nearly 40 local restaurants serving their fish, which are also shipped to restaurants and wholesalers throughout the U.S. and Canada. On a spring morning earlier this year, Chatham Morgan (son of Charles) was sorting snappers by size from a huge vat into purple plastic baskets. Five or so workers in bright orange rubberized waders grab the fish, dunk them in an ice water bath (“It kind of pretties them up a bit,” says one.), pack them with fresh ice into cardboard cartons and load them into a refrigerated truck. Chatham Morgan says the market will ship 25,000 to 30,000 pounds of fish on a busy week, “a few thousand” on a slow week. “I’d say our busiest week we pushed 80,000 pounds of fish.” All the more amazing when one looks inside the market, which consists of a crammed order-taking office, a fish-cutting room and an icy storage area that’s no bigger than a decent-sized master bedroom. “A lot of stuff (comes) in and out … it’s a revolving door,” says Chatham Morgan. “If you’re not constantly buying and selling fish, the fish is getting old. You’ve got to have fish constantly coming in; you’ve got to have fish constantly going out. It can get very chaotic.” Eddie Morgan (another son of Charles) says it is very possible that a fish swimming in the Gulf in the morning could be on your plate within hours. “Our mullet guy … starts at daylight (and) gets here at 9:30 in the morning. And we’re cutting mullet for lunch.”

We say, ‘Cut out as many people as you can and get straight to a restaurant.’  -Chatham Morgan

“You need to make sure you get that triggerfish before they try to sell it,” he instructed one worker. Fish cutter Eric Stovall concurs. “I love triggerfish. They used to call them trash fish, they used to throw them back 20, 30 years ago. Now, it’s great.” The dock is populated by characters, including Tony Martin, who describes himself as “a worker, I guess. Partner, manager, indentured servant since ’84.” He’s the guy who sets the price the market will pay for fish. It’s not like the New York Stock Exchange, with posted prices. Martin keeps it all in his head — the law of supply and demand in action — all day, six days a week. He’s also aware of what boats are coming into the harbor and what sorts of fish they’ve caught. “It could be sold before they even touch the dock,” he says. While he drives a hard bargain, Martin says it’s more than an exchange of money. It’s more like a friendship and a partnership with all the fishermen. Harbor Docks owns a few boats. Most of the suppliers are independent fishermen, although Martin estimates between 40 and 60 boats sell exclusively to the Harbor Docks market. “I’m not high every time, but in general they make more money selling to me,” he says, because they’re supplying Harbor Docks’ affiliated restaurants. Last year, the restaurants used $650,000 worth of seafood items, according to Martin. One of the most expensive fish crossing the dock is the tuna, and a fish’s value is determined by a grade between one and three based on color, clarity and fat content. No. 1 is the best — sushi grade. Stovall, who’s been cutting fish for 15 years, demonstrated “plugging” a tuna to determine its grade. He shoved a thin metal cylinder under the fish’s fin into the meat, pulled it out and then pushed out a worm-sized core sample of the meat. “What you want to look for is the blood line; you want to see how red the blood line is. You want it bright red.” The fish he was testing had a brownish cast when held in the sunlight, so it didn’t make the (sushi) grade. “This would be a No. 2. It’s perfectly fine to cook. That’s a pretty fish, but it’s not a sushi-pretty fish.” The fish-cutting room has a concrete floor that’s wet as the cutters hose gore off the waist-high stainless steel table in between fish. The process is surprisingly low-tech. Order takers write down the types of fish and poundage needed, and the forms are clothespinned to a line for the cutters to see. “I don’t do anything until somebody says, ‘This is what we need.’ It is hard. It’s monotonous. I just stand there for eight, 10 hours just cutting away.” While he’s constantly sharpening them, Stovall uses only two different knives to cut everything from little mullet to thick-skinned cobia. Although he’s just 33 years old, Stovall wears braces on his wrist and elbow and admits, “I’ve got scars and puncture wounds all over me.” THE LAST WORD Despite all the laws, the hard work, bad weather, danger and the uncertainties of the trade, the fish business is still Captain Bryant’s job of choice:

The brothers say their own restaurant and others are the top customers for their piscine wares. Faraway seafood markets pay less and get what can’t be immediately sold.

“It’s better to be out there ridin’ around in the salt air, in your shorts and slaps, instead of a son of a bitch cramped up in an office wearin’ a suit.”

“We don’t want to send it to New York, who’s going to send it to another market in New York, who’s going to send it to a processor, who’s finally going to send it to a restaurant,” says Chatham Morgan. “We say, ‘Cut out as many people as you can and get straight to a restaurant.’ ” Using a brokerage called Sea to Table, the market can pack and ship orders to restaurants overnight. There’s one species of fish that hardly ever makes it out of Destin. As he was giving a tour, Eddie Morgan spied a triggerfish on ice. (888) 631-9823 | BeachDreamsVacation.com

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Aquatic Adventures 11214 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach, FL (850) 235-8051 Bay Point Water Sports 4114 Jan Cooley Dr. Panama City Beach, FL 32408 (850) 236-5386 BayPointWaterSports.com Boogie’s Watersports 16 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 654-4497 BoogiesWaterSports.com Capt. Anderson’s Marina Fishing & Sightseeing Cruises 5550 N. Lagoon Dr. Panama City Beach, FL (850) 234-3435 CaptAndersonsMarina.com Coastal Paddle Company 314 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 850-916-1600 CoastalPaddleCompany.com Crab Island Watersports 1198 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Suite A Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 850.243.2722 CrabIslandWaterSports.com Emerald Coast Scuba 503-B Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-0955 DiveDestin.com

coastal Activities

The Emerald Coast is host to a wide selection of water sports, listed below are a few of our recommendations. Be sure to check out WVRNWFLTravelGuide.com for a complete list as well as specials offered to Resortquest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® guests.

Gilligan’s Watersports 530 Highway 98 East Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-9000 GilligansOfDestin.com Kokomo Snorkeling Adventure 66 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-9029 KokomoSnorkeling.com Perdido Key Parasail 1740 Scenic Highway 98 Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-7433 PerdidoKeyParasail.net

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golfing Famous for its championship courses with Gulf views and lush fairways, the Northwest Florida area is rich in golfing opportunities. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation RentalsŽ can help guests find courses, book a tee time and even rent a cart. Explore the list to find the area’s golf courses that best fit your style. 15

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Bluewater Bay Golf Course Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-3241 / BWBResort.com Camp Creek Golf Club Panama City Bch., FL 32413 (850) 231-7600 CampCreekGolfClub.com Emerald Bay Golf Club Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-5197 / EmeraldBayGolfClub.com Holiday Golf Club Panama City Bch., FL 32407 (850) 234-1800 / HolidayGolfClub.com Indian Bayou Golf Club Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-6192 / IndianBayouGolf.com Kelly Plantation Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-7600 / KellyPlantationGolf.com Perdido Bay Golf Club Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 492-1223 / PerdidoBayGolf.com Purestrike Golf Academy Destin, FL 32550 (850) 685-1032 / Seascape-Resort.com Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club Destin, FL 32541 (850) 337-8080 / RegattaBay.com Sandestin Baytowne Golf Club Destin, FL 32550 (850) 267-8211 Sandestin.com/Golfers.aspx Sandestin Raven Golf Club Destin, FL 32550 (850) 267-8211 Sandestin.com/Golfers.aspx Santa Rosa Golf Club Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 (850) 267-2229 / SantaRosaClub.com Scenic Hills Country Club Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 476-0380 / ScenicHills.com Seascape Golf Club Destin, FL 32550 (850) 654-7888 / Seascape-Resort.com The Club at Hidden Creek Navarre Bch., FL 32566 (850) 939-4604 / HiddenGolf.com The Hombre Golf Club Panama City Bch., Fl 32407 (850) 234-3673 / HombreGolfClub.com The Moors Golf & Racquet Club Milton, FL 32583 (850) 994-1056 MoorsGolfAndRacquetClub.com

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Windswept Dunes Golf Course Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-1847 / WindsweptDunes.com

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Orlando

A trip to Orlando wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the theme parks! Within a few short miles of our vacation rentals is the Disney World Resort®. Here you will find the Magic Kingdom®, tour world cultures at Epcot®, explore over 1,700 animals at Animal Kingdom® and act like a movie star at Hollywood Studios®. Visit one or all four, your whole family will be sure to feel like kids again. Just down the road, you can also experience SeaWorld® and its waterpark, Aquatica® or Universal Orlando which features Universal Studios®, Islands of Adventure® and Wet ‘n Wild®. While you’re at Universal, don’t miss The Wizarding World of Harry Potter®!

If dining out is your forte, Orlando has over 5,000 restaurants catering to every cuisine that you may crave. When you’re done with dinner, experience the exciting nightlife in downtown Orlando, Universal City Walk or the new Disney Springs®.

With so many things to do, Orlando is the perfect destination for your next vacation!

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orlando resorts/communities

Bahama Bay Resort & Spa

Caribe Cove Resort

• Four heated pools and six in-ground spas & splash pad

• Large condos that sleep up to 8

• Restaurant and two bars with pool tables • Room service • Cenote Day Spa on-site • Dishwasher, washer and dryer in every unit • Complimentary DVD movie rentals at the clubhouse • Fitness center with steam room, locker rooms and showers

• Lighted tennis & basketball courts, beach volleyball and walking/jogging trails • Fishing dock (license required) • BBQ picnic areas • 24-hour front desk • Complimentary WiFi and internet café • Discounted theme park tickets on-site • AAA Members save 20%, use code AAA20 • Special rates for groups. Call (855) 441-2165

• Dishwasher, washer and dryer in every unit • Complimentary DVD movie rentals at the clubhouse • 24 hour fitness center with locker rooms and showers

• BBQ picnic area • 24-hour front desk & gift shop/grocery • Complimentary WiFi • AAA Members save 20%, use code AAA20 • Special rates for groups. Call (855) 441-2165

• Infinity edge heated pool, spa and sundeck • Foosball table and corn hole

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Carillon Beach Carillon Beach is a beachside development offering condo and vacation home accommodations, spanning 104 acres and 3900 feet of sugar-white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. This active community offers paved paths throughout, plus Lake Carillon—a 13-acre freshwater lake—and private beach access. Downtown Carillon Beach acts as the heart of the community, offering unique restaurants and shops, year-round events, and laid-back street fairs in a relaxed, open-air atmosphere. The Carillon bell tower is the center of the community, and all the roads in Carillon lead to Bell Tower Circle. The bell tower contains 35 bells, and it chimes on the hour during the day, reminiscent of village bells that once rang to announce important local events. Situated just two miles from Rosemary Beach, four miles from Pier Park, and sharing an entry into Pinnacle Port, Carillon Beach is ideally situated to enjoy all that Northwest Florida beaches have to offer. Facebook.com/CarillonBeachRentals

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carillon beach resorts

Carillon Beach Homes

Carillon Beach Resort Inn

1-5Br/1-4Ba : Sleeps 2-15

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

114 Carillon Market St

Downtown Carillon

114 Carillon Market St

Pinnacle Port

114 Carillon Market St

114 Carillon Market St

1-3Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-8

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-9

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tops’l beach & racquet resort Offering the peace of a location off the beaten path, TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort is an award-winning resort situated on 52 private acres in South Walton. This full-service resort allows guest to choose from beach fun, tennis time and plenty of outdoor recreation while still having the convenience of city attractions just a few minutes’ drive away. Facebook.com/TOPSLBeachAndRacquetResort 21

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Tennis Resorts Online rated TOPS’L Beach and Racquet as “#10 in the world on their list of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps” (2013). The resort also ranked #3 for “Best Tennis Instruction and Programming”, as well as #4 for “Best Value for the Dollar” and won “Perfect in South Walton” (2015).

Dining The Blue Dunes Grille & Beach Tiki The Blue Dunes Grille & Beach Tiki situated between the beach and the Tides Pool deck offers the perfect place to gather beachside for delicious sandwiches, salads, munchies and the best drinks on the beach. Club Tiki Can be found next to the Tennis & Fitness Club near the pool deck and features eight 52” TVs, a fire pit, healthy smoothies, drinks, wraps, salads and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. The Ocean Club Located at the entrance of TOPS’L®, Dine in romantic elegance while savoring delicacies from the sea, juicy steaks and delectable desserts.

Meetings & Events Boasting meeting rooms and social gathering facilities, TOPS’L® is great for group gatherings and perfect for meetings and events. Plus, with on-site tennis courts and other sporting options, a nature trail, and multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, this gem of a resort in Northwest Florida provides plenty of options to enjoy between events or for breakout sessions. TOPS’L is also proud to have recently been ranked as “Top 25 in the South: Family Friendly Meetings Resort 2014” (Convention South, 2014).

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tops’l beach & racquet resort resorts

TOPS’L Beach Manor

TOPS’L Captiva

9011 Hwy 98 West

9011 Hwy 98 West

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 4-9

2-3+Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 6-12

TOPS’L Summit

TOPS’L Tennis Village

Studio-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 2-10

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

9011 Hwy 98 West

TOPS’L Tides

9011 Hwy 98 West

Sierra Dunes

9011 Hwy 98 West

9011 Hwy 98 West

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Destin Pointe’s amenities will keep you active and entertained. With lighted tennis courts, a shuffleboard area, swimming pools, and a fitness facility, there is plenty to keep the active guest busy. Recreation such as fishing from the jetties, or crossing over the dunes to swim and snorkel in the gorgeous Gulf are always options, and are always free. Facebook.com/DestinPointeResort

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Destin Pointe

Located at the point of Holiday Isle between the Gulf of Mexico and the Destin Harbor, this gated community boasts more than 3,000 feet of sugar-white sandy beaches and tropical landscaping, with courtyards sprinkled throughout. Two lakes offer views of the coastal birds soaring gracefully above, another features benches to create a park-like setting, while another has a boardwalk stretching across and leading to one of the two on-site swimming pools and clubhouses.

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Magnolia House

Destin Pointe Homes

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 2-8

2-4Br/2-4Ba : Sleeps 6-16

480 Gulf Shore Dr.

480 Gulf Shore Dr.

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Gulf Gulf Place Place A location that is a perfect destination for family vacations or a weekend retreat, Gulf Place features splashing fountains, park benches, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks that complement the town center’s location directly across from the Gulf. And from these stunning accommodations, you’re just a short stroll away from community pools, golf, shops and eateries.

Gulf Place visitors will adore the property’s eclectic merchants and oneof-a-kind artist colony, plus easy access to the unique beach communities along Scenic Highway 30-A. Enjoy breathtaking views and sunsets over the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico while sinking your toes into sugar-white sand. Relaxation rules the day here, while at night visitors can enjoy the eclectic shopping and dining options of nearby Destin and Panama City Beach — both just a short drive. Nature preserves offer hiking, biking and wildlife watching, while the Gulf and surrounding bays provide an open invitation for deep-sea fishing and watersports such as parasailing, snorkeling and kayaking.

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Courtyard at Gulf Place

Gulf Place Cabanas

2-2+Br/2-2.5Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1+Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 6

21 Henry Ct.

Gulf Place Caribbean

145 Spires Ln

Inn at Gulf Place

144 Spires Ln

95 Laura Hamilton Dr.

1+-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

Studio+/1Ba : Sleeps 2

Six Palms 4B

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Office Locations a} Perdido Key Office 14112 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507 (855) 441-1545 b} Pensacola Beach Office 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 (855) 441-1536 c} Navarre Beach Office 8478 Gulf Blvd., Navarre, FL 32566 (855) 441-1534 d} Okaloosa Island Office 1333 Miracle Strip Pkwy. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (855) 441-1533 e} Central Destin Office 35000 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541 (855) 441-1528

ResortQuest Real Estate

ResortQuest Real Estate has been a real estate leader for over 37 years, proving our REALTORS© have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your dream of owning property along the Emerald Coast. Whether you’re looking for a Gulf-front condo, a primary home, or an investment opportunity, our local sales associates will help you find the right property for you and your family. Now is the time to Own Where Your Heart Lives©.

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Perdido Key With nearly half of the Key protected by state and federal preserves, the privacy and unspoiled beauty of this hidden gem makes Perdido Key a haven for creative types seeking inspiration. 33

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Beach Colony of Perdido 13599 Sandy Key Dr.

14900 River Rd.

Florencia

Grand Caribbean East

2-3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 4-8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 9

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

Grand Caribbean West

Indigo Condominiums

La Playa at Perdido

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2-4Br/2-4Ba : Sleeps 6-12

3Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 6

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13351 Johnson Beach Rd.

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13621 Perdido Key Dr.

13351 Johnson Beach Rd.

13555 Perdido Key Dr.

Pirates of Lost Treasure Flotilla Feb 7 : PerdidoKeyFlorida.com

Top of the Hops Beer Festival Aug : TopOfTheHopsBeerFest.com

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest Oct : Florabama.com

Mullet Man Triathlon April : FloraBama.com

Bulls on The Beach Sept 10 : FloraBama.com

Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival Oct 3 - 13 : FrankBrownSongwriters.com

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party April 22 - 24 : FloraBama.com

Alabama Coastal Triathlon Sept 10 : Team-Magic.com

Perdido Key Art & Wine Festival April : VisitPerdido.com Hangout Music Festival May 20 - 22 : HangoutMusicFest.com Shindig on The Sand June : FloraBama.com Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo June 10 - 12 : FloraBama.com

Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event Sept : TheWharfUncorked.com Kayak, BBQ & Blues Festival Sept : VisitPerdido.com Perdido Key Pirate Festival Sept : VisitPerdido.com Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival Oct 13 - 16 : MyShrimpFest.com

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Mirabella Condominiums

Palacio Condominiums 13661 Perdido Key Dr.

13753 Perdido Key Dr.

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 8

2-3Br/2-3.5Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 4

Sandy Key Condominiums

Sea Spray - Perdido Key 16287 Perdido Key Dr.

17287 Perdido Key Dr.

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8-10

Windemere Condominiums

Seascape Duplex A 15740 Perdido Key Dr.

15740 Perdido Key Dr.

Studio-4Br/1-4Ba : Sleeps 4-10

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6

13937 Perdido Key Dr

13575 Sandy Key Dr.

14511 Perdido Key Dr.

Perdido Sun

Spanish Key

Seascape Duplex B

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FLORA-BAMA

Sitting along the Alabama-Florida state line is a place that people from across the globe refer to as “their favorite bar.” The half-century old, Gulf Coast landmark, lovingly known to all as the “Flora-Bama,” has been welcoming patrons near and far since 1964, when the Tampary family from Pensacola, Florida founded the “last great American Roadhouse.” The Flora-Bama is known for doing two things very well: mixing delicious cocktails and providing never-ending live music from some of the very best local and national artists. To the untrained eye, the Flora-Bama may seem like a rough and tumble honky-tonk sitting near a Waffle House and a variety of condominium complexes, but to those who are lucky enough to experience the Flora-Bama for themselves, they realize this generational establishment is a true diamond in the rough. What started off as a small shanty located along the sand, people long to return to the “bar on the line” year after year. However, the famous dive bar has an interesting and colorful past surviving fires, hurricanes, politics and more. The founding family, the Tamparys, owned a beautiful strip of pristine beach along what is now known as Perdido Beach. The family envisioned a small gathering place along the beach where people could gather, listen to great music and enjoy the beach with a cold beverage in their hand. With much excitement, the original Flora-Bama was constructed in 1962. However, the roadhouse was never opened due to a fire, burning the building to the ground prior to its unveiling to the public. In 1964, Ted Tampary and his sons Connie and Tony reconstructed their dream and unveiled the now famous watering hole! In 1978, Joe Gilchrist, a friend of the Tamparys’ and a local real estate entrepreneur himself, took ownership of the multi-state establishment. As the area continued to grow in size and demand, Pat McClellan, a former Naval Affairs Officer, was hired to handle the rapid growth in business. McClellan hit success with the development of amazing annual events such as the famed “Polar Bear Dip,” as well as the beloved “Mullet Toss.” In 2011, John McInnis III of Orange Beach decided it was time to bring the Flora-Bama into a new era of success. Making the annual events bigger than ever, and launching the Yacht Club, Marina and the newly opened Ole River Bar, McInnis has continued to make the Flora-Bama what it was originally meant to be – a Great American Roadhouse. Whether you first visited the honky tonk in the late 60s, or will be dropping in for your first time during your next vacation, the Flora-Bama remains a favorite of locals and visitors alike, to enjoy great live music and enjoy breathtaking views of the beach while sipping your favorite beverage.

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Pensacola beach

The intimate beach community of Pensacola Beach feels far removed, but it’s just a short drive to the eclectic shopping and dining options in Navarre, Gulf Breeze and downtown Pensacola. Travelers are taking note, as Pensacola Beach was named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S” for 2014. 39

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Baywatch Condominiums 1150 Ft. Pickens Rd.

18 Via De Luna Dr.

Beach Club

Emerald Isle Condominium

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-5

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 5-7

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

Palm Beach Club

Portofino Island Resort 1 Portofino Dr

1500 Via De Luna Dr.

2Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1390 Ft. Pickens Rd

22 Via De Luna Dr

Regency Cabanas

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Pensacola Beach Half Marathon Jan 16 : PensacolaRunners.com

Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair Mar 5 - 6 : GCRF.us

Pensacola Beach Triathlon May : MultiSport.com

Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade Feb 7 : PensacolaMardiGras.com

Smokin’ In The Square: BBQ Cookoff Mar 18 - 19 : SmokinInTheSquare.com

Fiesta Boat Parade May : FiestaOfFiveFlags.org

Pensacola Double Bridge Run Feb : DoubleBridgeRun.com

Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival April : VisitPensacola.com

McGuire’s 5K Prediction Run March : McGuiresIrishPub.com

Pensacola Jazz Festival April : JazzPensacola.com

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Sans Souci

Santa Rosa Dunes

South Harbour Condominiums

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

999 Ft. Pickens Rd.

Tristan Towers Condominiums

22 Via De Luna Dr

751 Pensacola Beach Blvd.

Villas on the Gulf

1200 Ft. Pickens Rd.

1650 Via De Luna Dr.

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-8

2Br/1Ba : Sleeps 8

Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo June : PensacolaFishingRodeo.com

Vettes at The Beach Car Show Sept 10 : MiracleStripCorvette.com

Pensacola Seafood Festival Sept : FiestaOfFiveFlags.org

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament June 29 - July 2 : pbgfc.com

Dragon Boat Festival Sept : PensacolaDragonBoatFestival. com

Blue Angels Homecoming Show Nov 11 - 12 : BlueAngels.Navy.Mil

Blue Angel Air Show July 16 : BlueAngels.Navy.Mil

Taste of The Beach Pensacola Sept : TasteOfPensacolaBeach.com

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival Nov : GGAF.org

Gulf Coast Summer Fest Sept : GulfCoastSummerFestival.com

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pensacola beach

Always A Breeze

Boardwalk Townhomes 1100 Ft. Pickens Rd.

108 Via De Luna Dr.

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

5Br/4Ba : Sleeps 14

Pirates Cove

Santa Rosa Villas Townhomes

Treehouse Townhomes

2Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1314 Panferio Dr.

218 Via De Luna Dr

1720 Calle Bonita

My family stayed here Labor Day Weekend and I was totally satisfied. It was immaculate and beautiful, easily accessibility to beach, staff was great, and very reasonable price. I am so particular about where I stay that I always bring my own bedding so for me to say clean it is a huge compliment. Will book condo again. Thanks Wyndham for a great place to stay. -Ally W., Emerald Isle Condominium 0603

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Casa Del Sol

386 Ft. Pickens Rd.


Food trucks have been around for quite awhile on the east and west coasts and are beginning to rev up the culinary scene all along the Emerald Coast. When most people think of food trucks, they think of a quick bite on the go or a hot dog at the ballpark. While food trucks are still a quick and convenient dining option, many trucks along the Emerald Coast have gone gourmet and are serving up a side of atmosphere along with their tasty eats. You will find food trucks from Crestview to the gates of Eglin Air Force Base, in Pensacola and on 30A. “My family loves grabbing a bite at the food trucks and enjoying an afternoon in Seaside,” said Destin resident Melissa Zurick. “We can all get something different, and then enjoy lunch on the lawn together. Barefoot BBQ in Seaside is the best barbecued pork we’ve ever had.” Many restaurant owners have jumped on the food truck bandwagon to help expand their brand and provide another location for customers. Sweet Henrietta’s Treats in Santa Rosa Beach is opening Henri the Cupcake truck this spring to expand the current catering service. If you are looking for variety at your next “truck stop,” Al Fresco in Pensacola offers fun urban dining and serves as a destination location on Palafox and Main Street. Four silver Airstream trailers make up the Al Fresco development and include Z Tacos, Gouda Stuff, Gun Shot BBQ and Greenhouse. The Airstream trailers are anchored by a restaurant, Shux Oyster Bar, and share a fully developed paved patio, including a misting system for warm days, umbrellas, tables and chairs. “I travel to Austin regularly and really enjoy the food truck scene there,” said Michael Carro, Al Fresco’s developer. “While Austin has amazing food, they don’t really have any great food truck parks. There are mostly gravel parking lots, and the dining experience is not as fantastic as the food.” Carro worked directly with the city to develop the Al Fresco corner, involving landscapers and architects to create an atmosphere that would be a memorable part of Pensacola. “We were trying to come up with a concept that offered a great experience and great food,” said Carro. “We wanted Al Fresco to be a great addition to the city, not just an afterthought. By working with the city we came up with something unique that everybody could be proud of.” Of course the Emerald Coast has its own twist on the food truck concept, which includes floating eateries on Crab Island. In the early 1990s, well before Wayne Anderson planned for his Cabana Café restaurants, he opened Wayne’s Dog House on Crab Island.

While Wayne’s Dog House is no longer on Crab Island, others like it are. The Sinkin Weenie is a floating restaurant offering a full menu. “A boat selling food like a truck is a huge novelty and something that most people have not seen,” said Brian Fleming, owner of the Sinkin Weenie. “We have locals that are regulars as well as tourists that come back every year for the food.”

Food Truck Frenzy

If you are looking to have a unique experience with your next meal, food truck dining may be for you. From sweet to savory, the EC has its share of food trucks and boats to satisfy any craving.

By Andi Mahoney Photography by Scott Holstein

“Wayne’s Dog House was the first floating restaurant on Crab Island, and it was a blast,” said Anderson. “People loved the fact that it was on the water, there was live music and, of course, the food was always fresh. The uniqueness of the boat made the experience pretty cool.”

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navarre beach

Surrounded by the Gulf Island National Seashore nature preserve, this serene location is an oasis nestled between the neighboring cities of Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, which have all the dining, shopping and entertainment you might crave. 45

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Beach Colony Resort

Caribbean Resort

Gulf Island Condominiums

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

Studio-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 2-8

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 7

Inn at Summerwind

Navarre Beach Regency

Navarre Towers Condominiums

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 5-6

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 8

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

8501 Gulf Blvd.

8477 Gulf Blvd.

8577 Gulf Blvd.

8525 Gulf Blvd.

8436 Gulf Blvd.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade Jan 30 : NKOJ.org Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Parade Jan : NKOJ.org Navarre Fun Fest April 24 - 25 : NavarreChamber.com

Navarre Beach Fishing Rodeo Oct 1 - 2 : NavarreFishingRodeo.com Run for The Reef 5k or 10k Oct : NavarreBeachMarineSanctuary.com Christmas in Navarre Park Dec : NavarreChamber.com

Sunset Stampede May : NavarreSunsetStampede.com Taste of Navarre Oct : NavarreChamber.com

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Pearl Condominium 8499 Gulf Blvd.

7885 Gulf Blvd.

Sandollar

Summerwind Condominium

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 5-7

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

Summerwind West

Sundunes

8573 Gulf Blvd.

7979 Gulf Blvd.

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Sunset Harbor Palms

Sunset Harbour Villas

Studio/1Ba : Sleeps 2-4

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4

7453 Sunset Harbor Dr.

8575 Gulf Blvd.

7464 Sunset Harbor Dr.

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Angelina Townhouse

Blessings By The Beach

Buena Vida Townhomes

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3-4Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

Creative Spirits

Dolphin House

Fortune House

6Br/5Ba : Sleeps 16

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 9

4Br + loft/3Ba : Sleeps 18

7907 Gulf Blvd.

7348 Gulf Blvd.

8045 Gulf Blvd.

8057 Gulf Blvd.

My family and I rented this house last minute after we lost our planned rental, and the customer service was impeccable, it was such a relief after dealing with the VRBO that was cancelled at cancelled on us. The house was so nice and it fit our family very comfortably. The only problem we have is now we are spoiled and want to come back every year! -Janene J., Gone Overboard – Village at Navarre

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8123 Gulf Blvd


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Gone Overboard

Paradiso

The Carlyle

1446 Sonata Ct.

7817 Gulf Blvd.

7901 Gulf Blvd.

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br/4Ba : Sleeps 11

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6

The Gathering Place 1450 Sonata Ct.

7402 Grand Navarre Blvd.

The Margaritavilla

Touch of Paradise

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

5Br/4Ba : Sleeps 17

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

7859 Gulf Blvd.

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Get on

Board All ages, fitness levels love the balance this simple water sport gives their lives By Jennifer Howard

Paddle boarding has people of all ages standing up and paying attention to this new way to play on the water. To say the sport is “new” is not technically correct. The subset of surfing was practiced by ancient Hawaiians and refined by surfers throughout the last century. Paddle boarding came to the Emerald Coast a few years ago, and it soon became common to see people who at first glance appeared to be standing on the water in area lakes, bayous, the bay and the Gulf. The popularity of the sport has spawned several paddle board race and endurance events that invite the novice and pro out on the water (sometimes in full costume) to test a whole other type of “water boarding” skill during individual and team competitions. Although the experience may be different for each person, paddle boarders agree on one main point: Paddle boarding is easy. Magda Cooper, co-founder of BOTE Paddleboards in Destin, said she has done demos for 10-year-olds up to 80year-olds. “We’ve never had a single person who can’t stand up on a paddle board,” she said. “It doesn’t require some amazing amount of balance. It’s a sport anyone can do, no matter what age or gender.” The ease of paddle boarding is one reason the sport has caught on so quickly, according to Steve Hill, owner of the Destin-based GUSU Paddlesports. “No matter who does it — a pro or a guy who started paddle boarding last week — you are pretty much doing the same thing. You’re just paddling and having a good time,” Hill said. To get started, it takes only a board, a paddle and a body of water, plus a Coast Guard approved PFD (personal flotation device). 51

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A general rule is that board size should fit your height and weight. Surf-style boards that float on the water and water displacement models are available. A first-timer will be most comfortable in calm, flat waters. Getting on the board can be as simple as stepping aboard from the beach, or climbing up from wading-deep water. To get your balance, kneel just past the center of the board. When ready to stand on the board, place first one foot and then the other where your knees were. Feet should be parallel, about hip-distance apart, toes pointing forward, knees slightly bent and back straight. Balance with your hips, not your head. According to Cooper, your paddle should be about 8 to 10 inches taller than you are. Strokes should be close to the board and fairly short until you get the hang of it. Paddle boarding is like riding a bicycle: The more forward momentum you have, the more stability. Area paddle board shops offer demos as well as lessons to teach the finer points of paddling. Lessons are typically an hour to an hour-and-a-half and cost around $40. Rentals are widely available. Perhaps the most difficult part of paddle boarding is navigating all the acronyms. Paddle boarding is also known as SUP (Stand Up Boarding). Popular board brand name YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. Destin’s GUSU (Get Up Stand Up) is a retailer of their board designs as well as boards made by other companies. BOTE is not an acronym, but based on the German word for “boat.” The Destin-based designer/manufacturer sells its own brand both wholesale and retail. Stand-up paddle boards are also available in sporting goods and marine stores.


Sea life as you only imagined!

O n t he Beach!

DOLP HIN & SEA LION SHOWS Entertaining and educaaonal for all ages

ANIMAL EXHIBIT S & AQUARIUMS Informaave animal chats throughout the day

ADV ENT UROUS ANIMAL ENCOUNT ERS Snorkel with rays, splash alongside a dolphin, and much more

LET US HOST YOUR E V ENT Perfect for birthday paraes or special events

General Admission Tickets and Encounter Reservaaons can be made at www.Gulfarium.com or 850-243-9046 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach

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fort walton beach

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Azure Condominiums

Bella Riva Condominiums

Destin West Resort - Bayside

3-4Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-12

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

1-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-11

Destin West Resort - Gulfside

El Matador Condominiums

Emerald Towers West

Studio - 1Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1-3Br/2-3Ba: Sleeps 6-10

1150 Santa Rosa Blvd.

1515 Miracle Strip Pkwy.

874 Venus Ct.

909 Santa Rosa Blvd.

1322 Miracle Strip Pkwy.

780 Sundial Ct.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Winter Guest Fest Jan 15 : FWBChamber.org Mardis Gras Parade on The Island Jan 16 : FWBChamber.org Emerald Coast Volleyball Week April 20 - 24 EmeraldCoastVolleyball.com

Musical Echoes Native American Flute, Art and Cultural Festival April : MusicalEchoes.org Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival June 2 - 4 BillyBowlegsPirateFestival.com

Boardwalk Beer Festival Sept : TheBoardwalkOI.com Fort Walton Beach BBQ Festival Sept : FWBChamber.org

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Gulf Dunes Condominium

Gulfside Condominium

Island Echos Condominium

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-9

Island Princess

Island Sands Condominium

Islander Condominium

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

Studio-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-10

376 Santa Rosa Blvd.

520 Santa Rosa Blvd.

Wicked Triple Fun Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon Oct : FWBChamber.org Dog Daze Oct : FWBChamber.org

671 Nautilus Ct.

676 Santa Rosa Blvd.

862 Scallop Ct.

790 Santa Rosa Blvd.

Annual Special Forces Association Dec : Active.com City of Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec : FWBChamber.org

Greater Gulf Coast Beer Festival Nov : GulfCoastBeerFest.com St. Simon’s Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Nov : StSimons-FWB.org

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Pelican Isle Condominium

Summer Place

1114 Santa Rosa Blvd.

1111 Santa Rosa Blvd.

1-2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

Summerlin

Surf Dweller Condominium

Tiki Beach Condominium

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

774 Sundial Ct.

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Sea Oats

866 Santa Rosa Blvd.

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554 Coral Ct.

468 Abalone Ct.


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Veranda

Waters Edge Resort Condominium

Waterscape Condominium

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-10

1-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 4-10

462 Abalone Ct.

590 Santa Rosa Blvd.

1110 Santa Rosa Blvd.

My family and I recently stayed here with another family (4 adults, 6 kids total) and we had a fantastic time. You can’t beat the location; you are just steps away from the beach. You just walk out the door and the beach and pool are right there. The view is incredible and there is really nice patio furniture which we had breakfast on every morning. I am pretty sure the mattresses are new because they were super comfortable. To sum it all up, great location, great furnishings, crazy beautiful view, and definitely worth the price.

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Coconut Beach Home 668 Nautilus Ct.

4Br/2Ba : Sleeps 14

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BREAKFAST

Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast, Miramar Beach Transport yourself to the old country and fill your belly with comfort food right here on the Emerald Coast. This gourmet brunch is a celebration of food that puts an Italian twist on breakfast favorites. We are still savoring the deliciously bright Lemon Curd Risotto Pancakes drizzled with lemon curd cream. (You can also opt for warm maple butter syrup.) In addition, you can add maple-glazed bananas for a little more (so of course we did). Mama mia, it’s all good! $9

LUNCH

From European inspired pancakes to seafood worth singing about, with cooler temperatures, thinner crowds and even more great Gulf Coast eateries to choose from, fall is best of all on the Emerald Coast dining scene.

Spork, Fort Walton Beach If you can’t decide between a spoon and fork, you don’t have to at this new eatery aptly named Spork. Small but tasty, this eclectic diner has spunk and great-tasting food. We tried one of the most popular menu sandwiches, The Wizard — named for the U.S. Air Force’s 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, a.k.a. the “Fighting Wizards.” It is served warm and heaping with ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, spinach and tomato on sourdough bread and comes with your choice of chips, orzo pasta salad, loaded potato salad, a small soup or a side salad. Though it comes with a spork, you’ll need to use both hands to brave this big boy. $8.25

DINNER

Perfect Day of Meals on the Coast

Bric À Brac Bar & Restaurant, Destin The Petit family has given the Emerald Coast The Red Bar, Louis Louis, the newly opened Destin Diner and Bric à Brac, the latter named for their grandfather Louie’s eclectic restaurant in Belgium. Fun and funky, Bric à Brac is a place where you can come as you are and let your hair down. Before dinner, have a cocktail at the bar; after dinner, enjoy live music and hit the dance floor. We ordered up the Blackened Snapper served over sautéed spinach that came with a potato croquette with a lemon demi-glace and fresh garden salad. Let’s just say we were singing its praises. $24


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With award-winning beaches, one of the top U.S. tennis resorts, and a reputation as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is a jewel on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® offers the largest selection of vacation rentals in Destin. 61

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Amalfi Coast Resort

Ariel Dunes I

Ariel Dunes II

778 Scenic Gulf Dr.

112 Seascape Dr.

122 Seascape Dr.

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

Beach House Condominium

Beach Resort Condominiums

Cabana Club Condominium

1-3Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-10

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 4

675 Scenic Gulf Dr.

548 Sandy Cay Dr.

3450 Scenic Highway 98

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Destin Bayou Bay & Beach Jan 23 : DestinChamber.com Son of a Beach 5K Feb 13 : SonOfABeach.org Mardi Gras Parade Feb : EmeraldGrande.com Irish Street Festival & Grog March March : EmeraldGrande.com

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Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament April 13 - April 17 TennisLinkUSTA.com Destin Marathon April 17 : DestinMarathons.com Destin Charity Wine Auction April 29 - May 1 : DCWAF.org

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Ciboney Condominium

Crescent Condominiums

Crystal Dunes Condominium

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1-4Br/2-4Ba : Sleeps 5-10

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8-10

Crystal Sands

Crystal Villas Condominium

Destin on the Gulf

1-2Br/1.5-2Ba : Sleeps 4-8

1-2Br/1.5-2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

2075 Scenic Gulf Dr.

3290 Scenic Highway 98

50 Monaco St.

2900 Scenic Highway 98

2850 Scenic Highway 98

600 Gulf Shore Dr.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Jazz Festival May 6-8 : ArtsQuest.org

Destin Fishing Rodeo Oct 1-31 : DestinFishingRodeo.org

Blues, Brew and BBQ Nov : EmeraldGrande.com

Paddle at the Porch Aug 20 : DestinChamber.com

Destin Seafood Festival Oct : DestinSeafoodFestival.com

Bluegrass at the Beach Sept : BluegrassAtTheBeach.com

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival Oct : BaytowneWharfBeerFestival.com

HarborWalk Village Street Party Countdown Dec 31 : EmeraldGrande.com

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Power Play Flyboarding kicks summertime fun into high gear By Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite

A blonde man in a dark swimsuit and ski vest rose slowly out of the green water ebbing around Crab Island. He wore jet-propelled boots attached to a skateboard-like platform, secured to a 55-foot-long red fire hose stiffened by water jetting out of a personal watercraft. He hovered around 20 feet above the water, then, looking around from his solitary perch, he smiled before taking a deep breath and diving into the water. Disappearing for only a second, he surfaced and soared up 15 feet before diving down again, resurfacing, trailing an arc of water streaming from below the boots, looking like a playful, human dolphin. As he vaulted toward the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Destin, his acrobatics stopped foot traffic on the shoreline and caught the eye of boaters and kayakers near the Destin Bridge. He finished the feat with a magical-looking elevated hover 50 feet away from the beach. The sport is called Flyboarding and the man, Ben Merrell, is bringing it to Destin for anyone with an adventurous spirit and $250 an hour. “That’s like some real-life Spiderman,” shouted Reggie Williams from the water’s edge to the daredevil Flyboarder. The Kansas City visitor and his wife paused to watch. “I’ve never seen anybody be a dolphin.” “We get called Iron Man quite a lot,” said Merrell, a 29-year old former U.S. Army serviceman who co-owns Power Up Watersports with his wife, Amber. The couple launched their Flyboard rental business last summer, which also includes Aqua Cycle Water Trikes — those floating tricycles with gigantic puffy wheels you can pedal around in the surf. Joshua Sullivan, a 34-year-old local musician, is the assistant instructor and the person driving the personal watercraft. Sullivan

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controls the throttle to limit the height and increase stability of the rider. The craft forces the water stream through the hose. “It’s like two fire hoses of water coming out of the board,” said Sullivan of the lift’s power. Crab Island is the business’ base of operations every day (weather and water conditions permitting) from mid-May to Labor Day. A Flyboard rental includes with 20-minute demo lesson for $100, with times and prices going up from there. To get to the launch dock, you can hail a water taxi ($10 round-trip, refunded if you rent a Flyboard) or swim to it from your boat. Locals and military get a 10 percent discount on rental fees. Flyboarding is easy to learn at any age (although riders must be at least 16). “I had three teenage girls all take a 20-minute flight,” said Merrell. “It’s all intuitive — I give you three minutes of instruction and 99 percent of flyers get it, feel it. There’s a happy balance of forward and backwards and confidence — equals sweet spot.” Merrell has gone as high as 47 feet on a Flyboard but would not take a customer that high. He flies clients around 3 to 5 feet off the water and teaches them how to fall. “Show me they can control the board, then I’ll take them up to 15 feet,” he said. “I had a 67-year-old man learn in four minutes.” The Flyboard was patented and introduced in many countries by Zapata Racing, based in France. Merrell said he bought the first board sold and distributed in the United States in June 2012. The water sport is popular with thrill seekers in Florida, Texas and in Chicago’s harbor, where Merrell plans to demonstrate his stunts this year. While he’s a flying fish in the water, Merrell admits that on shore he’s far from athletic. “I can’t stand here and do a flip. I can do a really ugly cartwheel,” he laughed. “There’s a back flip coming soon on the board. I’m always pushing the limits.”


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Destin Sands Condominiums

Destin Towers Condominiums 1008 Highway 98 E.

3551 Scenic Highway 98

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4

Dunes at Crystal Beach

East Pass Towers

Edgewater Condominiums

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br + Den/2Ba : Sleeps 6

705 Gulf Shore Dr.

2480 Scenic Highway 98

Emerald Dunes Condominium

100 Gulf Shore Dr.

Destiny Villas

291 Scenic Gulf Dr.

2934 Scenic Highway 98

1044 Highway 98 E.

Emerald Towers

Emerald Waters Condominiums

4Br + Loft/4Ba : Sleeps 16

Studio-3/1-3Ba : Sleeps 2-8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 7

1592 Scenic Gulf Dr.

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Enclave Condominium

Fairways at Sandestin Resort

Grand Caribbean East

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 7-8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

Grand Caribbean West

Grandview Condominium

Green Reef Townhomes

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

2-3Br/2-3.5Ba : Sleeps 8-14

Gulfview Condominiums

Gulfview II Condominiums 2830 Scenic Gulf Dr.

725 Gulf Shore Dr.

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2-4Br/2-4Ba : Sleeps 6-9

3655 Scenic Gulf Dr.

258 Eagle Dr.

3191 Scenic Highway 98

2830 Scenic Gulf Dr.

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3291 Scenic Highway 98

3650 Scenic Highway 98

Harbor Landing


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Hidden Dunes Condominium 9815 Highway 98 W.

9815 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W.

Hidden Dunes Cottages

Holiday Surf & Racquet Club

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 8-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

Huntington By The Sea

Inlet Reef Club Condominiums 506 Gulf Shore Dr.

501 Gulf Shore Dr.

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Jade East Towers

Jetty East Condominiums 500 Gulf Shore Dr.

946B Scenic Gulf Dr.

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 17

140 Monaco St.

1018 Highway 98 E.

510 Gulf Shore Dr.

Isla Blanca

La Terraza

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Leeward Key Condominium

Magnolia House @ Destin Pointe

Mainsail Condominium

2-4Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-13

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 2-8

1-4Br/1-4Ba : Sleeps 4-12

Majestic Sun

Mediterranean Condominium

Nantucket Rainbow Cottages

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

Palms of Destin

Pelican Beach Resort

Sandestin Resort - Westwinds

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-7

1-2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-7

2936 Scenic Gulf Dr.

1160-1200 Scenic Gulf Dr.

3501-3579 Waverly Circle

4203 Two Trees Blvd.

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60 Surf Song Ln.

1002 Highway 98 E.

114 Mainsail Dr.

69 Crystal Beach Dr.

9300 Highway 98 W.


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DESTIN CHARITY WIN E AUCTION F OUNDATION Outstanding Business Partner

F L ORIDA TREND MAG AZI NE GOL DEN SPOON AWARDS COM PETI TI ON Chain Favorite, Top 500 Restaurants

OPEN TABL E DINERS’ CHO I CE AWARDS Best Overall, Best Ambiance, Best Food, Best Service

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Sandpiper Cove 775 Gulf Shore Dr.

1700 Scenic Highway 98

Seafarer

Seascape Boardwalk Villas

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 7

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Seascape Lakefront Villas

Seawinds Townhomes

Silver Beach Towers

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 13

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

85 Driftwood Bay S.

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1577 Scenic Gulf Dr.

122 Steward Lake Cove

1050 Highway 98 E.


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Silver Shells Beach Resort

St. Martin Beachwalk Vllas 106A Highway 98 E.

1080 Highway 98 E.

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Sterling Shores

SunDestin Beach Resort 1040 Highway 98 E.

1096 Scenic Gulf Dr.

1-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-10

Hotel-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 2-12

The Inn at Crystal Beach

The Terrace at Pelican Beach

Tivoli at Sandestin Resort

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-9

4Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 10

15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy.

1751 Scenic Highway 98

2996 Scenic Highway 98

970 Highway 98 E.

Sterling Sands

Surfside Resort

9300 Highway 98 W.

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TOPS’L Beach Manor

TOPS’L Summit

9011 Highway 98 W.

9011 Highway 98 W.

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 4-8

2-3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6-12

Studio-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

TOPS’L Tennis Village

TOPS’L Tides

Tradewinds

9011 Highway 98 W.

9011 Highway 98 W.

2250 Scenic Gulf Dr.

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

2-5Br/2-4Ba : Sleeps 4-12

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Turnberry Villas

Windancer Condominium

Woodland Shores

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 10

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

8521 Turnberry Ct.

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9011 Highway 98 W.

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3878 Sand Dune Ct.

A Perfect Pearl

16 Norriego Rd.

All For Fun

Beach Peach

7Br/6Ba : Sleeps 25

5Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 10

Bella Luna at Destin Pointe 3604 Rosalie Dr.

20 St. Francis

Bella Verde

Bella Vista at Destin Pointe

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6

4Br+Loft/4ba : Sleeps 14

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6

Bird of Paradise

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21 Jade Cove

Blue Bayou

56 Lands End Dr.

Calypso Cottage

211 Grand Key Loop E.

219 Kono Way

34 Aquamarine Cove

5Br/4Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 12

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

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Canal Place I

Caribbean Breeze

Casa Verde at Destin Pointe

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 10

445 Gulf Shore Dr.

Chateau Del Sol

4485A Luke Ave.

3596 Waverly Cir.

124 Tranquility Ln.

75 Crystal Beach Dr.

Connecticut

Costa Rica at Destin Pointe

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

Cotton Candy

3590 Melrose Ave.

4495-A Luke Ave.

2984 Scenic Highway 98

Crystal Palace

Crystal Plantation

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

7Br/5.5Ba : Sleeps 22

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

249 Kono Way

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Divine Opal

Eleuthera

2871 Scenic Gulf Dr.

19 Ruby Cove

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

Emerald View

Florida Leigh

Gulf Landing

9 Ruby Cove

228 Grand Key Loop

67 Lands End Dr.

3Br+Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 13

6Br/4Ba : Sleeps 14

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 16

Happy Days at Destin Pointe

Happy Harbor House 521 Osceola Dr.

4430 Oceanview Dr.

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 14

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 18

3603 Rosalie Dr.

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Dolphin Watch

34 Opal Cove

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Just in Time at Destin Pointe 3600 Waverly Cir.

4493-D Luke Ave.

Key Lime Pie

Lucky Enough at Destin Pointe

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br + Loft/2Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

Mango Tango

Mayberry at Destin Pointe

Memories by the Sea

5Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 15

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 8

Palm Palace

Palmetto Cottage at Destin Pointe

Paradise Found

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 11

20 Black Coral Cove

8 Sapphire Cove

3578 Melrose Ave.

3597 Waverly Cir.

3590 Rosalie Dr.

2861 Scenic Gulf Drive

94 Lands End Dr.

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Paradise Villa

Salsa Swing

4494 Luke Ave.

19 Black Coral Cove

4Br/5Ba : Sleeps 14

6Br+Loft/4Ba : Sleeps 18

5Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 14

Sandy Bottoms 24 Gulfside Way

9011 Emerald Coast Pkwy W.

Serenity Hideaway

Southern Belle

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

6Br+Loft/3.5Ba : Sleeps 15

Southern Comfort

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Reality Break

49 Monaco St.

238 Kono Way

9011 Emerald Coast Pkwy W.

221 Kono Way

Starfish

Sugar Shack at Destin Pointe

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 11

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 10

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Tobago

Tranquil Breeze 58 Sunfish St.

16 Black Coral Cove

3Bbr/2Ba : Sleeps 6

5Br/4.5Ba : Sleeps 18

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

28 Aquamarine Cove

Villa Loggia at Destin Pointe

Villa Princessa

Villa Del Mare

Vincent House

3619 Waverly Cir.

2982 Scenic Highway 98

3603 Waverly Cir.

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

8Br/9Ba : Sleeps 26

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 13

Young Cottage 33 Topaz Cove

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Abacos

Adagio

Beachcrest Condominium

4368 W. County Highway 30A

2421 W. County Highway 30A

3768 E. County Highway 30A

2Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 7-8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-7

Beachfront II Condominiums

Beachside Villas 11 Beachside Dr.

3342 E. County Highway 30A, #10

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-7

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

145 Beachfront Trail

Beacons

FESTIVALS & EVENTS 30A Songwriters Festival Jan 15-17 : 30aSongwritersFestival. com Baytowne Bash Fat Tuesday Parade Feb 9 : BaytowneWharf.com Sandestin Gumbo Festival Feb 13 : SandestinGumboFestival.com

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Seaside School 5k & Half Marathon Feb 28 : SNSRun.com

South Walton Wine & Food Festival April 28 - May 1 : SoWalWine.com

30A Wine Festival Mar 11 - 13 : 30AWineFestival.com Sandestin Wine Festival April 14 - 17 SandestinWineFestival.com

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Bienvenu A’La Plage

Blue Mountain Villas 214 Blue Mountain Rd.

8394 E. County Highway 30A

Loft - 1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4-6

2Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8-10

Cassine Station

Commodore’s Retreat

Courtyard at Gulf Place

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

2-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6-10

69 Seagrove Village Dr.

43 Cassine Way

Blue Tide Townhomes

561 Eastern Lake Rd.

21 W. Henry Court

Digital Graffiti May 13 - 15 : DigitalGraffiti.com

Seeing Red Wine Festival Nov : SeeingRedWineFestival.com

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic June 22 - 26 : FishECBC.com

Baytowne on Ice Nov - Jan BaytowneWharf.com

Sandestin Triathlon Aug 20 : SandestinTriathlon.com South Walton Fashion Week Oct : SWFW.org

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Courtyards at Sunset Beach

Crossings at Watersound

Dunes of Seagrove

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 8

2-3Br/2-3.5Ba : Sleeps 4-10

10140 E. County Highway 30A

Eastern Shores Condominiums

S Bridge Ln.

595 Eastern Lake Rd.

3722 E. County Highway 30A

Emerald Hill Townhomes

Gulf Place Cabanas

1-2Br/1.5-2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

1Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 6

Gulf Place Caribbean

87

396 Lakewood Dr.

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145 Spires Ln.

Hidden Beach Villas

144 Spires Ln.

3605 E. County Highway 30A

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-8

Hotel/1Ba : Sleeps 4


south walton vacation houses

High Pointe Beach Resort

Inn at Gulf Place

Inn at Seacrest

10244 E. County Highway 30A

95 Laura Hamilton Blvd.

9955 E. County Highway 30A

2-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 4-10

Hotel - 1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 2-6

Studio/1Ba : Sleeps 2-3

Legends Townhomes

Monterey Condominium

One Seagrove Place

19 Brentwood Ln.

8638 E. County Highway 30A

4100 E. County Highway 30A

4Br/4.5Ba : Sleeps 13

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

Ramsgate Condominiums

Redfish Village

7998 E. County Highway 30A

2046 W. County Highway 30A

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

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Experiential Elixir

Wine festivals are an imaginative way to fully appreciate life’s most seductive and magical potion … wine By Zandra Wolfgram Wine pairs well with the good life on the Emerald Coast. Wine tastings are not relegated to spring for whites and fall for reds any longer. From local liquor package stores along U.S. Highway 98 to fine restaurants along the coast, you can find a range of wines being poured nearly anywhere and everywhere. Heck, even your neighborhood grocer is splashing a sip into sample cups on most Saturday mornings. During both the fall and spring in nearly every county from Escambia to South Walton, you’ll find much more than wine when you attend any one of the area’s major wine events. As if sipping and swirling several hundred domestic and imported vino varietals wasn’t enough, today’s event organizers are intoxicating all of our senses with gourmet food tastings, mood-enhancing music and educational seminars — all staged with tantalizing visual fanfare. For nearly three decades, April has been a highly anticipated month for both local and visiting wine enthusiasts to the Emerald Coast. Nearly every wine lover in the area has the second week set aside for the three-day Sandestin Wine Festival in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The Sandestin Wine Festival started on a rainy day in 1986 to give attendees of the Louisiana Bar Association something to do, but it has evolved into a springtime tradition for Northwest Florida’s largest resort. To keep it fresh, Sandestin, like many wine festivals these days, is serving up more than just wine to “wine and dine” festivalgoers. To help tempt wine lovers the resort will enlist the culinary talents of its new executive chef, Javier Rosa. “We’re excited to have him play an integral part in this year’s wine festival. He’s innovative, creative and uses a lot of flavor. That — along with having a lot of

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flair in his presentation and culinary style — has you anticipating what’s next,” Werz says. Part of the appeal of outdoor wine festivals is where they are located. The Emerald Coast has no shortage of wonderful amphitheaters and green spaces near the beach. So, it is no surprise that tickets to annual wine events such as Uncorked, which is staged in October throughout the cobblestone walkways of scenic Rosemary Beach, are sold out well in advance. Alys Beach is home to the 30A Wine Festival, the area’s first signature wine festival held in March. It, too, asks its attendees to venture beyond wine by serving up bourbon, beer, barbecue and … a surprisingly competitive croquet tournament. There is plenty of food and flare at South Walton festival, but the real draw — as is usually the case with most wine festivals — is the opportunity to discover new wines by tasting them. Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting will showcase more than 800 domestic and imported wines. The South Walton festival’s partnership with the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation means dreams will come true for some in our community who need them most. To date, the foundation has raised $8 million for local children’s charities since it formed 10 years ago, placing it at No. 6 on Wine Spectator magazine’s list of Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the United States. Yes, the Emerald Coast’s proverbial wine cup runneth over, and once again this spring during “wine season,” everyone from the newbie to the aficionado is poised and ready to drink it all in. If festivals came with directions, they might say: “For best results, pair with family and friends, then sip, savor and celebrate every delicious moment.”


south walton vacation houses

San Remo

Sanctuary by the Sea

Sea Bluff Townhomes

4045 W. County Highway 30A

1363 W. County Highway 30A

2381 W. County Highway 30A

1-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

3-4Br/3-4.5Ba : Sleeps 6-10

2Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 6-8

Seagrove Dunes

Seamist Condominiums

Seashadows Townhomes

49 Hinton Dr.

8078 E. County Highway 30A

8442 E. County Highway 30A

2Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 6-7

Seaview Villas

Six Palms at Gulf Place

Sugar Dunes Condominiums

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8-12

4545 E. County Highway 30A

19 Town Center Loop

142 Beachside Dr.

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south walton

The Palms at Seagrove

Tranquility on the Beach

8600 E. County Highway 30A

10343 E. County Highway 30A

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

Studio-3Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 2-6

Villas at Santa Rosa Beach

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Villages of South Walton

3604 E. County Highway 30A

Villas at Seacrest

4451 W. County Highway 30A

35 Seacrest Beach Blvd. E.

3-4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 7-10

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

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south walton vacation houses

Aurora House

Charmed

Emerald Surf Villas

108 Walton Magnolia Ln.

180 Lakeview Dr.

4204 E. County Highway 30A

5Br + Loft/5Ba : Sleeps 18

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

Frog’s Leap

Hideway on 30A

4Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

29 Seabreeze Trail

65 Tranquil Way

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Moondance

Oasis

Passin’ Thru

25 Cypress Hill St.

5100 W. County Highway 30A

220 N. Andalusia Ave

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 14

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

178 Cooper Smith Lane

Payne Remedy

57 Emerald Dunes Circle

Redfish Cottage

Redfish Retreat

7Br/6.5Ba : Sleeps 18

2Br/2.5Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

Santa Rosa Sunset

Seadown’s Edge A1

5Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 13

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

5199 W. County Highway 30A

165 Redfish Circle

73 Chivas Ln.

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south walton

Seadown’s Edge A2

Seadown’s Edge A3

Seagrove Escape

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4

4Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 10

73 Chivas Ln.

Seas the Day

Short Sail

172 Sugar Sand Ln.

Southern Grace

4915 W. County Highway 30A

227 Walton Rose Ln.

4847 W. County Highway 30A

5Br/4.5Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br/6.5Ba : Sleeps 6

6Br/6.5Ba : Sleeps 14

Sundancer

95

73 Chivas Ln.

Surfer Dog

Teacher’s Pet

39 Majestica Circle

267 Pompano St.

37 Cypress Hill Rd.

5Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 12

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 13

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

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south walton vacation houses

The Heron

Tranquil Breeze 17 Tranquil Way

19 Cypress Hill St.

4Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 14

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 10

72 S. Wall St.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Watch

Tupelo Honey

Villa Leibra

55 Nature’s Way, #200

245 Pompano St.

171 Chivas Ln.

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 13

10Br/11.5Ba : Sleeps 30

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south walton

Wave Catcher

Wave Watcher

5245B W. County Highway 30A

100 Walton Magnolia Ln.

4Br4Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 12

A great beach experience! The house was very comfortable/ suited our needs well. Kitchen had everything a cook needs. Plenty of storage for guests ... The house was very clean. Best beach spot we’ve had in the 26 years we’ve been coming to the area. Will stay that side of 30A again next time ... Gorgeous views and the deck was huge! -Julia L, Wave Watcher

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5245A W. County Highway 30A

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Give PCB

Conservation Park

a Go

12 trails pave the way for fitness and fun for nature-loving hikers and bikers By Zandra Wolfgram

Do you know where to go to get your “green” on at the beach? Head to the beautiful Panama City Beach Conservation Park located just west of Griffin Road off Highway 98. This innovative public green space protects and balances the area’s natural resources while providing 2,912 acres of outdoor recreational fun.

And that’s just the start. As ecosystems are restored and habitats are improved over time, more native species will be reintroduced to the park. The park is part of a network of trails and connects to Frank Brown Park and Aaron Bessant Park. It’s a long-term environmental project that’s off to a great start. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Hikers can trek 24 miles on 12 different trails (ranging from .6 miles to 11 miles) not to mention over a mile of boardwalks that meander through scenic cypress domes. A great place to start is the 1.8-mile hike on the Green Trail; it hits the high points closest to the trailhead, is a comfortable walk for children and is wheelchair friendly. This is a fantastic place to exercise furry four-legged friends. Up to two dogs per person are welcome as long as they are leashed. Bring a mountain bike and enjoy an easy ride through the restored pine forests on any of the trails. For your convenience, parking and public restrooms are located at the Trail Head building. Here, you can pick up a brochure with a map and size up the various trails. Make a day of it and picnic at the covered pavilion (which is available for rent for family gatherings and special occasions). Ask about the guided Audubon bird walks, and the volunteer and recreational programs offered in the Trail Head classroom seasonally. To fully enjoy all the nature around you, be sure to bring your binoculars for bird and wildlife watching. And don’t forget your camera to capture the beauty of the moment.

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The intimate beach community of Pensacola Beach feels far removed, but it’s just a short drive to the eclectic shopping and dining options in Navarre, Gulf Breeze and downtown Pensacola. Travelers are taking note, as Pensacola Beach was named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S” for 2014. 101

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vacation rentals

panama city beach

Aqua Condominiums

Boardwalk Beach Resort

Calypso Beach Condominiums

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

Studio-1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

15625 Front Beach Rd.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Carillon Beach Resort Inn

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9450 S. Thomas Dr

15817 Front Beach Rd.

Celadon Beach

Downtown Carillon

114 Carillon Market St

17757 Front Beach Rd.

100 Carillon Market St.

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 2-6

1-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1-3Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 4-8

Winter Resident Homecoming Dance Jan 13 : VisitPanamaCityBeach.com

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Sept 2 - 4 : GulfCoastJam.com

Ironman Florida Nov : Ironman.com

Panama City Highland Games and Scottish Festival Mar 5 : PanamaCityHighlandGames.com

Chasin’ The Sun Music Festival Sept : VisitPanamaCityBeach.com

Panama City Beach Marathon Dec : PCBMarathon.com

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally Oct 19 - 23 : ThunderBeachProductions.com

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Nov : EmeraldCoastCruizin.com

Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 20 - 24 : SeabreezeJazzFestival.com

Chili Vibrations Reggae Festival & Thunder Beach Spring Rally Chili Cookoff April 27 - May 1 : ThunderBeachProductions.com Oct : ChiliVibrations.com Taste of The Beach at Pier Park May : VisitPanamaCityBeach.com

Pirates of The High Seas Festival Oct : VisitPanamaCityBeach.com

ASA Fast Pitch Classic May 21 - May 22 : TeamUSA.org

Bay United Endless Summer Soccer Tournament Oct : BayUnitedSoccer.org

Gulf Coast Triathlon May 7 : GulfCoastTriathalon.com

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panama city beach vacation rentals

Edgewater Beach Resort

Emerald Beach Resort

Long Beach Resort

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1-2Br/1-2Ba : Sleeps 6-8

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 4

11212 Front Beach Rd.

Majestic Beach Towers

14700 Front Beach Rd.

Marisol

10511 Front Beach Rd.

Ocean Reef

10901 Front Beach Rd.

10713 Front Beach Rd.

14415 Front Beach Rd.

1Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

3-4Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 8-10

2-4Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-12

10611 Front Beach Rd.

Ocean Ritz

10625 Front Beach Rd.

Ocean Villa

Palazzo Condominiums

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 6-10

17281 Front Beach Rd.

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Pinnacle Port - Carillon

Ramsgate Harbor Condominiums

Seychelles Beach Resort

1-3Br/1-3Ba : Sleeps 4-9

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 6

1-3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 4-9

Shores of Panama

Sunrise Beach Condominiums 14825 Front Beach Rd.

118 Carillon Market St.

2Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

1-3Br/2-3Ba : Sleeps 4-11

3Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 6

23223 Front Beach Rd.

9900 S. Thomas Dr.

23011 Front Beach Rd.

5115 Gulf Dr.

Sunset Condos

My sisters and I booked this condo for our 1st Annual Sisters Trip and it was a great experience. The dĂŠcor certainly complimented the gorgeous view and the condo had plenty enough space for all of us ... I would definitely book this condo again, it provided everything we needed.

-Rita K., Tidewater Beach Condominium 2917 Tidewater Beach Condominium 16819 Front Beach Rd.

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vacation houses

panama city beach

Blue Lagoon

Coast is Clear

417 Lakefront Dr.

408 Lakefront Dr.

3Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 12

4Br + Loft/4Ba : Sleeps 12

Commander’s Palace

Déjà Vu

Eau Naturale

204 Gulfcrest Ln.

519 Beachside Gardens

284 Beachside Dr.

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 9

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 8

4Br/3.5Ba : Sleeps 8

Family Tides

Frankly My Dear 203 Bellview Dr

212 Dunecrest Ln.

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 7

1Br/1Ba : Sleeps 2

3Br + Loft/2.5Ba : Sleeps 10

114 Seahill Ave.

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Carillon Days

217 Village Way

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panama city beach vacation houses

Hangin’ Out

Here’s the Deal

Just Beachy

520 Beachside Gardens

205 Dunecrest Ln.

413 Lakefront Dr.

5Br/4Ba : Sleeps 15

2Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 6

4Br/4.5Ba : Sleeps 8

Keep Calm & Carillon

Knee Deep

Last Call

507 Beachside Gardens

106 Parkshore Dr.

414 Lakefront Dr.

4Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 14

4Br/4.5Ba : Sleeps 12

3Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 12

206 Village Way

Liberte’

146 Parkshore Dr.

Lily Pad

Occupational Hazard

3Br/2Ba : Sleeps 8

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/3Ba : Sleeps 9

211 Dunecrest Ln.

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pensacola beach

Palmetto Retreat

Six if by Sea

Southern Ecsta-Sea

303 Beachside Dr.

132 Parkshore Dr.

511 Beachside Gardens

2Br/1.5Ba : Sleeps 6

3Br/3Ba : Sleeps 10

3Br + Loft/3Ba : Sleeps 12

Sunglass Weekend

The White House

What’s Ya Hurry

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 10

4Br/4Ba : Sleeps 8

2Br + Loft/2Ba : Sleeps 8

307 Beachside Dr.

376 Beachside Dr.

129 Parkshore Dr.

This was our family’s first trip to PCB and it was perfect! This unit has everything you could possibly need, and is beautiful! The beach is clean, not at all crowded and there is a rental station for jet skis/parasailing/dolphin tours right behind the condo! Starbucks and the gift shop located in the lobby were so convenient! We will definitely be returning! -Kristin L., Emerald Beach Resort 1131 Why Not?

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Enjoy the Gulf from a different perspective!

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The Local’s Favorite

Serving the freshest local seafood daily

3000 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach 850.235.2349 BillysOysterBar.com

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Perdido Key

Summerwind

48

Condominiums

63

Seafarer (DES)

71

Seascape Boardwalk Villas

71

Seascape Lakefront Villas

71

Seawinds Townhomes

71

Silver Beach Towers

71

Silver Shells Beach Resort

72

Summerwind West

48

Beach House

63

Beach Colony of Perdido 35

Sundunes

48

Beach Resort

63

Florencia

35

Sunset Harbor Palms

48

Cabana Club

63

Grand Caribbean East & West

35

Sunset Harbour Villas

48

Ciboney

64

Indigo

35

Crescent

64

La Playa at Perdido Mirabella

35 36

Palacio

36

Perdido Sun

36

Sandy Key

Homes & Townhomes Angelina Townhouse

49

Crystal Dunes

64

Blessings By The Beach

49

Crystal Sands

64

Buena Vida Townhomes

49

Crystal Villas

64

49

Destin on the Gulf

64

St. Martin Beachwalk Villas

72

Creative Spirits

36

Dolphin House

49

Destin Sands

66

Sterling Sands

72

Sea Spray

36

Fortune House

49

Destin Towers

66

Sterling Shores

72

Spanish Key

36

Gone Overboard

50

Destiny Villas

66

Sundestin Beach Resort

72

Windemere

36

72

Homes & Townhomes Seascape Duplex “A” Side

36

Seascape Duplex “B” Side

36

Paradiso

50

Dunes at Crystal Beach

66

Surfside Resort

The Carlyle

50

East Pass Towers

66

The Inn at Crystal Beach

72

The Terrace at Pelican Beach

72

Tivoli at Sandestin Resort

72

TOPS’L Beach Manor

73

TOPS’L Captiva

73

TOPS’L Summit

73

TOPS’L Tennis Village

73

TOPS’L Tides

73

Tradewinds

73

Turnberry Villas

73

Windancer

73

Woodland Shores

73

The Gathering Place

50

Edgewater

66

The Margaritavilla

50

Emerald Dunes

66

Touch of paradise

50

Emerald Towers

66

Emerald Waters

66

Enclave Condominium

67

Fairways at Sandestin Resort

67

55

Grand Caribbean East

67

Bella Riva

55

Grand Caribbean West

67

Destin West Resort Bayside

55

Grandview

67

Green Reef Townhomes

67

Gulfview

67

Gulfview II

67

Harbor Landing

67

Hidden Dunes

68

Hidden Dunes Cottages

68

Holiday Surf & Racquet Club

68

Huntington By The Sea

68

Inlet Reef Club

68

Isla Blanca

68

Jade East Towers

68

Jetty East

68

La Terraza

68

Leeward Key

69 69

Fort Walton Beach/ Okaloosa Island

Pensacola Condominiums

Condominiums

Baywatch

41

Beach Club

41

Emerald Isle

41

Palm Beach Club

41

Portofino Island Resort

41 41

Destin West Resort Gulfside

55

Regency Cabanas Sans Souci

42

El Matador

55

Santa Rosa Dunes

42

Emerald Towers West

55

South Harbour

42

Gulf Dunes

56

Tristan Towers

42

Gulfside

56

Villas on the Gulf

42

Island Echos

56

Island Princess

56

43

Island Sands

56

Boardwalk Townhomes

43

The Islander

56

Casa Del Sol

43

Pelican Isle

57

Pirates Cove

43

Sea Oats

57

Santa Rosa Vllas Townhomes

43

Summer Place

57

Treehouse Townhomes

43

Homes & Townhomes Always A Breeze

Navarre Beach Condominiums Beach Colony Resort

111

Ariel Dunes II

47

Azure

Summerlin

57

Surf Dweller

57

Tiki Beach

57

Magnolia House @ Destin Pointe

Veranda

58

Mainsail

69

Waters Edge Resort

58

Majestic Sun

69

Waterscape

58

Mediterranea

69 69

58

Nantucket Rainbow Cottages

Caribbean Resort

47

Gulf Island

47

Inn at Summerwind

47

Palms of Destin

Navarre Beach Regency

69

47

Destin

Pelican Beach Resort

Navarre Towers

69

47

Condominiums

Pearl Condominium

69

48

Amalfi Coast Resort

63

Sandestin Resort Westwinds

Sandollar

48

Ariel Dunes I

63

Sandpiper Cove

71

Homes & Townhomes Coconut Beach Home

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Homes & Townhomes A Perfect Pearl

75

All For Fun

75

Beach Peach

75

Bella Luna at Destin Pointe

75

Bella Verde

75

Bella Vista at Destin Pointe

75

Bird of Paradise

75

Blue Bayou

75

Calypso Cottage

75

Canal Place I

76

Caribbean Breeze

76

Casa Verde at Destin Pointe

76

Chateau Del Sol

76

Connecticut

76

Costa Rica at Destin Pointe

76

Cotton Candy

76

Crystal Palace

76

Crystal Plantation

76


gulf coast 77

Cassine Station

86

Seas the Day

95

Just Beachy

108

Dolphin Watch

77

Commodore’s Retreat

86

Short Sail

95

Keep Calm & Carillon

108

Eleuthera

77

Courtyard at Gulf Place

86

Southern Grace

95

Knee Deep

108

Emerald View

77

Sundancer

95

Last Call

108

77

Courtyards at Sunset Beach

87

Florida Leigh

Surfer Dog

95

Liberte’

108

Crossings at Watersound 87

Gulf Landing

77

Teacher’s Pet

87

Lily Pad

108

77

Dunes of Seagrove

95

Happy Days at Destin Pointe

The Heron

Eastern Shores

87

95

Occupational Hazard

108

77

Tranquil Breeze

Happy Harbor House

Emerald Hill Townhomes

87

96

Palmetto Retreat

108

Island Time

77

Tupelo Honey

Gulf Place Cabanas

87

96

Six if by Sea

109

80

Turtle Beach

Just in Time at Destin Pointe

Gulf Place Caribbean

87

96

Southern Ecsta-Sea

109

Turtle Watch

109

Key Lime Pie

87

Sunglass Weekend

80

Hidden Beach Villas

96

Villa Leibra

The White House

109

80

88

96

Lucky Enough at Destin

High Pointe Beach Resort

Wave Catcher

96

What’s Ya Hurry

109

Pointe

80

Inn at Gulf Place

88

Wave Watcher

97

Why Not?

109

Mango Tango

80

Inn at Seacrest

88

Whitecaps

97

Mayberry at Destin Pointe

80

Legends Townhomes

88

80

Monterey

Memories by the Sea

88

Palm Palace

80

One Seagrove Place

88

Aqua

Palmetto Cottage at Destin Pointe

80

Redfish Village

88

Boardwalk Beach Resort 103

San Remo

90

Calypso Beach Carillon

103

Sanctuary by the Sea

90

Beach Resort Inn

103

Sea Bluff Townhomes

90

Celadon Beach

103

Seagrove Dunes

90

Downtown Carillon

103

Seamist

90

Edgewater Beach Resort

Seashadows Townhomes 90

103

Emerald Beach Resort

Seaview Villas

90

104

Long Beach Resort

Six Palms at Gulf Place

90

104

Majestic Beach Towers

Sugar Dunes

90

104

Marisol

The Palms at Seagrove

91

104

Ocean Reef

Tranquility on the Beach

91

104

Ocean Ritz

Villages of South Walton

91

104

Ocean Villa

Villas at Santa Rosa Beach

91

104

Palazzo

104

Villas at Seacrest

91

Pinnacle Port - Carillon

104

Ramsgate Harbor

105

Paradise Found

80

Paradise Villa

81

Reality Break Salsa Swing Sandy Bottoms Serenity Hideaway Southern Belle Southern Comfort Starfish

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Sugar Shack at Destin Pointe

81

Tobago

81

Tranquil Breeze

82

Villa Del Mare

82

Villa Loggia at Destin Pointe

82

Villa Princessa

Homes & Townhomes Aurora House

92

82

Charmed

92

Vincent House

82

Emerald Surf Villas

92

Young Cottage

82

Frog’s Leap

92

Hideway on 30A

92

South Walton/30A

Moondance

94

Condominiums

Oasis

94

Abacos

85

Passin’ Thru

94

Adagio

85

Payne Remedy

94

Beachcrest

85

Redfish Cottage

94

Beachfront II

85

Redfish Retreat

94

Beachside Villas

85

Santa Rosa Sunset

94

Beacons

85

Seadown’s Edge A1

94

Bienvenu A’La Plage

86

Seadown’s Edge A2

95

Blue Mountain Villas

86

Seadown’s Edge A3

95

Blue Tide Townhomes

86

Seagrove Escape

Panama City Beach

109

97

Condominiums

Seychelles Beach Resort 105 Shores of Panama

105

Sunrise Beach Sunset

105

Tidewater Beach

105

Homes & Townhomes

105

Blue Lagoon Carillon Days

107

Coast is Clear

107

Commander’s Palace

107

Déjà Vu

107

Eau Naturale

107

Family Tides

107

Frankly My Dear

107

Grits Carlton

107

Hangin’ Out

107

Here’s the Deal

108

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