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30A HUT @ DESTIN COMMONS

BEER & GEAR

Head to the Destin Commons and visit the 30A Hut. The Beach Blonde is cold and ready to go! 30A Hut is located next to the water splash pad/fountain and playground area.

Bar stools are set up out front so come by and take a load off. Or plop down in a 30A beach chair (scientifically designed for lounging) located by the fountain.

Our friend & talented artist Andy Saczynski has a new space. We featured his previous gallery in our winter issue. Many readers stopped by, and like us, enjoyed hanging out with Andy. His new gallery is still located in the Shops of Grayton.

His new place is a charming blue cottage located on the corner of CR 283 and Logan Lane.

ANDY’S NEW HOME

It’s simply a beach hut feel plucked off 30A and transplanted into the hustle + bustle of Destin Commons.

DINER IN DESTIN Brought back to life by famed restaurateur Olivier Petit (of The Red Bar & Louis Louis) and restored to surpass its original glory, Destin Diner is now open for business! With a hip, eclectic atmosphere, excellent service and breakfast on tap all–day it’s the go-to lunch spot and perfect for dinner where they feature the same menu as Petit’s other eateries! Come by Saturday nights for live music. Bring your appetite to 1083 Highway 98 E or browse the menu online at destindiner.com.

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OPHELIA OPENS IN SEASIDE Seaside welcomes Ophelia! South Walton’s premier luxury designer swimwear boutique. This new location in Seaside’s artist colony of Ruskin Place plants Ophelia’s new shop squarely on the center of style on 30A. At Ophelia, you’ll find a designer bikini or high-end one-piece swimsuit to fit any body type, age or personality. Their Ophelia girls are there to help style your perfect beach ensemble for those long, lazy beach days... Ophelia Swimwear (850) 231-0676 Ruskin Place, Seaside, FL 32459 • opheliaswimwear.com

WYLAND DESTIN GALLERIES The world’s premier marine life artist has returned to the Emerald Coast! Wyland has influenced the way people think about the environment with his life size murals of marine life. At their new location, Wyland Galleries hosts a collection of his most highly sought after originals and limited editions, inspirational nature photography and breathtaking sculpture as well as notable works from several collaborative artists. Flip to Page 34 or visit Wyland Galleries at the Market Shops at Sandestin or online at wylanddestin.com.

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1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread 1/4 cup butter, cubed 4 plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1/8 tsp salt + 1/8 tsp pepper

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2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro 1 lb crabmeat - picked for shells 3/4 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend

• Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out, leaving 1-inch shells. Crumble removed bread • In large skillet, melt butter, add half of the tomatoes. Add the old bay, salt, pepper, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat. • In a large bowl, combine the crab, ricotta and sour cream. Stir in the tomato mixture, reserved bread crumbs and 1 cup cheese blend. Spoon into bread shells. • Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Top with cheese blend and tomatoes. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN “THE WORLD’S LUCKIEST FISHING VILLAGE”

THE GULF OF MEXICO From Bighorn River in Montana to the salt flats of Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas, fly fishing offers serious anglers a chance to connect with nature in a truly hands-on fashion. Destin is recognized as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, and has been made famous by its large private charter fleet that dominates the waters with deep-sea fishing. And while deep-sea fishing occasionally honors its luckier guests with a mighty haul, successful fly fishing relies more on a finely honed set of skills to come away with a bounty. Fly fishing in Florida’s Great Northwest is less well-known than its deep-sea cousin – but thankfully, opportunities to experience it are no less abundant.

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With our beautiful rivers, coastal dune lakes, bays and the wide-open Gulf of Mexico – venues to master the cast are plentiful. Our diverse aquatic eco-system allows anglers a wealth of experiences and each has their own merits. Much like the quarry these savvy anglers seek, fishermen travel to our shores to follow the mighty migrating tarpon.

“the most rewarding experience in fly-fishing is being conscious of your place in nature” Our crystal clear, emerald-hued Gulf – with its ideal positioning on the migratory track of the tarpon – combine to form the perfect setting for a lifetime of tall (but true) fishing tales. Tarpon are one of the great saltwater game fish, prized not only for their massive size but their spectacular fight. Their weights reach to the 200lb+ range and when they are first glimpsed in our translucent waters, the game is afoot! Sight casting towards this giant trophy and countless hours of delicate, refined techniques all come together in one glorious moment when it takes the bait!   While serious adrenaline rushes and large game hunting are a few of the reasons an angler joins the fraternity of Fly Fishermen, most seek out this sport as a way to embrace tranquility and Zen. Fly fishing is as much a philosophical attitude and a way of life as it is a sport. Unlike other forms of angling, this method is as much about the process as it is the catch. Living in the moment is its primary tenet and the most rewarding experience in fly fishing is being mindful of your place – so much so that your every movement is imbued with a serenity that, when successful, perfectly mirrors nature itself.


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CHOCTAWHATCHEE The wide world of fly fishing has never been so accessible, thanks in part to one of the most influential organizations in the industry – Orvis. Founded by Charles F. Orvis in 1856, the company started as a tackle shop in Manchester, Vermont. Their most notable product was the first fully modern fly reel – which was considered a benchmark of American reel design. Over time the company grew into a successful mail order business that specialized in high-end fly fishing, hunting and sporting goods. Today, Orvis is still family-owned and is an international, multi-channel lifestyle retailer with nearly 80

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privately owned stores. Orvis offers their unparalleled expertise in fly fishing via instructional courses – which are offered at all their retail locations including the store in Destin at Grand Boulevard. Fly Fishing 101 is a complimentary class and perfect for beginners of all ages. Here eager anglers will learn the basics of fly-casting and outfit rigging. For those looking for the next step, Orvis also hosts Fly Fishing 201 – which is a short outing designed to help you catch your first fish! Your local

Orvis team is passionate about sharing the value of this unique experience and eagerly awaits an opportunity to impart their vast knowledge of the sport with you. With so many oportunities to experience fly fishing in Destin, from the bay to the beach to the coastal dune lakes we can easily refer to our area as the “World’s Luckiest Fly Fishing Village” as well! Come on down, cast a line, breathe deeply and experience it for yourself…


PLACE MAKERS

As prevalent as it is today, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago social media didn’t exist. In the early 2000s the idea of creating an online community was truly revolutionary.  Leading that revolution on our home front was Kurt & Theresa Lischka, founders of the South Walton media empire known simply as Sowal.

In 1998 Kurt Lischka, who majored in Photography & Journalism, started Moon Creek Studios. His company offered stock & assignment photography as well as web design & hosting.  The first of its kind in the area, he quickly gained local notoriety and created lasting partnerships, many of which are still in place today.  He also dedicated time to donate a range of services to nearly every local charitable organization.  These hugely beneficial services included website design, marketing, promotion, photography, video, and advertising.  As his portfolio grew, so did his desire to share his craft and expertise with a larger audience.  This led to the creation of the Sowal Forum.

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The forum presented an opportunity for locals and visitors to connect online. It also gave Kurt an avenue to share some of the local beauty that he was (and still is) a master at capturing through photography. The forum quickly grew in popularity but in the mid 2000s severe storms swept through our region, and our community was effected both physically and online. The forum was a vital resource for all of South Walton. Kurt and others in the community, at the request of out-of-state users, went to check on their properties after the storms.  Kurt also presented current conditions through his images.  These images catapulted Sowal’s popularity and this was the first of many times their social media went viral. 


Sowal’s colossal recognition created a need for expansion. Kurt’s vision was to evolve the site from strictly a forum to an insider’s guide for all of South Walton.  Guides and content were added to the site and with the help of its built-in online community, the site became the authority for everything South Walton. At this time Theresa came on board, initially just to help with the site’s happenings and events calendar.    Their photo journalistic presentation of South Walton has grown this secret enclave of paradise into the premier vacation destination it is today.  Last years summer hospitality revenue ranked 2nd in the state, just behind Disney. As South Walton is a collection of small towns; unifying and marketing them together as a region have helped give this area a real sense of place. Today Sowal remains the premier online resource and insider’s guide for South Walton.  Their site still offers Kurt’s stunning photography as well as videos, live streaming beach cams, events and everything else you can imagine. The forum is still around too - in fact there are now 25,000 active members and a total of nearly a million posts.  Theresa now oversees much of the day-to-day operations, freeing Kurt up to do what he loves most - capturing breath-taking moments along our coast.  In addition to the founding couple, Lisa Comeau, head of Advertising and several other contributing team members have joined them on their journey.  They also host several guest columnists, which range from vacation rental and real estate insiders to a column headed up by a local fishing captain.   Although they’ve transformed South Walton’s online community over the last 15 years, their mission is far from over.  Their fully revamped website will launch this summer. The new site will enhance what they’ve established and bring more of their striking images to the forefront.  They also plan to expand their guides and grow their video content.  Sowal has been and will be a indispensable resource for guests and locals alike. We look forward to following along, image by image and story by story.

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SEA LIFE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY

LOCAL TIME: GULFARIUM MARINE ADVENTURE PARK It seems to grow from the dunes, unpretentious and brilliantly modest amongst goofy golf, go-karts and water parks. The Gulfarium is a sparkling aquamarine thread that has woven its way into the tapestry that makes up Okaloosa Island since its earliest days. Guests come to see the playful antics of otters, to laugh at the “conversations” of the sea lions and to marvel at the dolphins who seem – with perfect ease – to move ever skyward, as if untethered from such trivial forces as gravity… 9:00 DOORS OPEN

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But look closer. Here you will find not only one of our nation’s most revered

marine parks, but one that has made significant contributions to our understanding of and interaction with marine life. The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park was the first aquatic life park to utilize SCUBA gear with its resident watery denizens. It raised a stranded baby bottlenose dolphin – and in doing so, helped develop a synthetic milk for dolphins that is still used today. And with their Sea Turtle CARE program (conserve, act, rehabilitate, educate), the Gulfarium has helped to rehabilitate and release various species of sea

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10:00 DOLPHIN SHOW,WHICH WAY DID THEY GO?

DOLPHIN SMARTS turtles found in the Gulf Coast – from the loggerhead, green, Kemp’s Ridley to the hawksbill. With a history rich with environmental and scientific contributions, the Gulfarium is one of the leading conservation and preservation agencies on the Gulf Coast. In the early 1950s, a respected marine researcher and graduate of the University of Miami’s Marine Laboratory, J.B. “Brandy” Siebenaler, envisioned a facility that would introduce marine life to guests in a way that no one along the Gulf had previously imagined. In 1954, fifteen scientists from the University of Miami and fifty local residents incorporated the Gulfarium with Siebenaler. Their stroke of genius was to promote the cause of marine science and encourage conservation by entertaining

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New friends will be joining the Dolphin team this summer as the two main performers are pregnant! The little flippers are due late spring!

and introducing millions of guests to the creatures who now have become synonymous with the Emerald Coast. The Gulfarium has spent the last 60 years inspiring the hearts and minds of visitors to the Gulf Coast with their eminently accessible marine life shows like the Bottlenose Dolphin Show. Here, the dolphins clearly demonstrate their keen perception and superior physical agility in a program that serves the dual purpose of entertaining and inspiring guests to care for the welfare of these magnificent creatures. A host of other programs – including a raucous sea lion adventure – provide guests of the Gulfarium a range of interaction. Their dedicated, educated and professionally regarded staff hosts scheduled chats that provide a chance to learn about a range of marine species SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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FUN YOU CAN REACH OUT AND TOUCH including otters, penguins, seals, sharks and reptiles. And the facility’s Expedition Trail includes exciting opportunities for interaction that feature tortoises, gators, birds and a “touch tank” where real joy, curiosity and connection to marine life are born. The Gulfarium’s motto has always been “the greater the exposure to life, the greater the possibility for understanding and empathy”. Consequently, their programs have become more robust over time – evolving into controlled encounters with some of the more accessible wildlife (like the penguins, turtles and otters) to snorkeling with stingrays and even an opportunity to immerse oneself into the life of a marine biologist and discover how the trainers

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SEA LIONS, GATORS AND SHARKS OH MY! interact with the marine life behind the scenes. The degree to which a guest decides to interact with the life at the Gulfarium is only limited by imagination. Without a doubt, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park has launched thousands of ships in young minds to explore seas both real and imagined to preserve and care for what they find there. 11:30 CHATTING WITH PENGUINS

The Gulfarium is a treasure that lies in the open for all to enjoy on our coast. Countless generations have sought to while away an afternoon in her seemingly innocuous grasp and have instead come away imbued with boundless knowledge and immeasurable compassion for those who sail before us in the Emerald waters we call home.

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4:00 REPTILE REVIEW

5:30 FUN TIMES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FLIES


Curator of Mattie’s legacy, Marcia Hull is the CEO of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Working for MKAF was a calling Marcia was happy to answer after a childhood spent immersed in arts and a young life emulating the visionary women pioneers within the artistic community. Today Marcia is, herself, a visionary and leading the celebration of the 20th Anniversary. The Foundation was established in 1995, as a not-for-profit charitable arts organization focusing on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of Mattie Kelly. Initial programs included the Destin Festival of the Arts and Concerts in the Park – both taking place on the grounds of the Kelly Plantation community. Under Marcia’s direction, the organization has grown significantly. Both of the inaugural events continue, however they are at a new location. Set on 52 park-like acres in the heart of town, the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is the area’s premier open-air venue. In addition to events, MKAF is an advocate for art education. The Foundation inspires and motivates children by funding educational outreach programs in over 57 underserved schools and agencies throughout the region. Their All Kinds of Art program has helped children explore their creative expression while building self-confidence and self-esteem. Marcia Hull

Mattie Kelly

Playing such an integral role in our coastal culture, the arts have always been prevalent throughout Destin and it’s neighboring communities. The pioneering matriarch of art, culture and education in our once sleepy fishing village is the illustrious Mattie Kelly. Arriving with her husband Coleman in 1935, the Kellys found a simple place of unparalleled beauty. They established a wildly successful turpentine farm that ushered in significant revenue for the community. They also launched the Martha-Gene, a predecessor of the private charter fishing fleet for which Destin is now famous. Other business endeavors include Mattie’s formation of Destin’s first radio station. While their businesses helped to fortify Destin in its nascent economic stages, their truest legacy would stem from their philanthropic works. Mattie and Coleman Kelly donated both the land and funds used for Destin Elementary School, Destin’s Airport, and Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. Mattie’s contributions to Destin’s foundation are incalculable. Her relentless drive to enrich the quality of life in our region knew no political, social or religious limitations. Throughout her life, she ushered in educational, spiritual and cultural opportunities that continue to influence life along the coast.

Mattie Kelly, Marcia Hull and other dedicated, committed individuals have come together to fashion a thriving coastal community that fosters inspiration. Thanks to these visionary women, our area of unparalleled beauty is further ingrained with sophistication and finesse. Much more is to come – the Cultural Arts Village is only in phase one and its future is indeed bright. Here’s to another 20 years! SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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OWNERSHIP 101 LUXURIOUS AMENITIES

Condominiums have a unique charm – exceptional locations paired with amenities such as beautiful beaches, sparkling swimming pools, bubbling hot tubs, restaurants, friendly bars, tennis courts and championship golf courses. These accommodations are esteemed by any standard and, for many, remain the barometer by which superior relaxation and respite are gauged. Ask any wayward traveler to imagine their perfect sanctuary and most will paint a portrait of the gentle life along the Emerald Coast. For these and many other reasons, condominium ownership can be a lucrative endeavor with countless added benefits. Condominium ownership holds an edge over home ownership when the multitude of amenities are factored into the equation. Certainly, the association fees are to be considered but in their case the cost is outweighed by the peace of mind and benefits

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they provide. In gated resort communities such as Sandestin, owners enjoy over 2,400 lushly landscaped acres nestled between the emerald-hued Gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay. Here, condominiums have ready access to the crystal white sand beach. Grand Boulevard Shopping center and the delightful French Quarter-inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf are also part of the resort, complete with restaurants, bars, retail boutiques, seasonal festivals and free music concerts. The beautiful beachside Majestic Sun and the towers of Ariel Dunes on Scenic Gulf Drive are another example. Ariel Dunes has five gargantuan sized swimming pools with 23,000 square feet of watery refreshment. The Majestic Sun has an indoor pool with a cathedral ceiling and an outdoor pool with hot tubs overlooking the glorious Gulf. This is part of the Seascape Resort with a challenging championship golf course and professional tennis courts available right next door. These are just a handful of superior Destin locales.

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

To some condominium living is more enjoyable and accessible than traditional home ownership. Given the simple fact that a condominium is generally smaller than a single-family property, this minimizes exposure to many expenses such as total overall purchase price, down payments and the overall monthly mortgage. Utilities are generally reasonable across less square footage and some costs can be spread across 50 or more units instead of a singular property owner. While condominium fees do provide for many of the aforementioned exceptional amenities, they additionally provide for infrastructure like lawn maintenance, landscaping, irrigation, exterior painting, roofing, HVAC systems, pest control, insurance for the structure itself and even basic cable or wireless internet systems. Again, these costs can be defrayed across many instead of substantively impacting the economy of one while also having the added benefit of setting a standard of aesthetic value to your community.

YOUR SECURITY

In addition to the many benefits there is an inherent security to condominium life. Should you count yourself among those fortunate enough to enjoy more than one residence throughout the year, security becomes a priority in your considerations. Condominiums enjoy a staff that remains on-hand – often 24 hours a day – to address emergency repairs and other concerns. Many are in exclusive, gated resort communities and have full-time security personnel on the grounds. In luxury condominium towers, the lobby entries are staffed or coded key entry is required. All have security systems and equipment for fire protection. Often times video cameras are monitored to protect property from intrusion. In case of a medical emergency, it is also reassuring that there are others on staff who can respond quickly should a need arise. Ocean Reef Resorts is a respected, professional vacation property management company which manages hundreds of condominiums. They also have a real estate division to provide sellers and buyers with professional consultations. Customer satisfaction is second to none.

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CRYSTAL VIEW

3167 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin Four Bedroom, Four Bath

Crystal View is a beautiful beach home located directly across Scenic Gulf Drive from the beach with fantastic views from all three floors. This spacious home is very tastefully decorated and lends itself to entertaining friends and family.  The four bedrooms and three and ½ baths provides plenty of living space and is only steps from the beach.  The living area extends into a well-designed dining space and kitchen with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances.  An extended porch on the front and sides of the home adds to outdoor living.  There is a deck off the 2nd floor master bedroom and a larger deck off the 3rd floor tower for viewing the spectacular sunsets.  The heated kidney shaped pool and hot tub in the well landscaped backyard are complete with a large cabana with 4 ceiling fans and an outdoor kitchen featuring a Jenn-Aire grill, picnic table and lounge furniture.  This special home is offered furnished with some exception and is perfect for a permanent residence or an investment opportunity.  Rental income in 2014 was approximately $97,000.

OFFERED AT $1,149,000 ASSOCIATE Joe Taylor, jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com 850.865.6278 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#610611

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178 Open Gulf Street, Miramar Beach Six Bedroom, Five Bath

This spacious three story, six bedroom award winning vacation rental with 5 baths in approximately 3,000 square feet can be yours! The first floor has a beautifully furnished living and dining room along with a well appointed open kitchen with all stainless steel appliances. This private residence is comfortable, upscale and professionally decorated which hosts a warm hospitable ambiance. Three of the six bedrooms are set up as master suites. The main master suit is located on the third floor with views of the Gulf. This property has been hugely successful as a vacation rental with gross rental income of $111,246 in 2013. A private pool and steps to the deeded beach access makes this the perfect beach getaway. Buyers and/or their agents should verify all information to their satisfaction.

OFFERED AT $899,000 ASSOCIATE Jill Olivarez, sales@jillolivarez.com 850.797.3563 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#707786

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HARBOR LANDING 504A

725 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin Three Bedroom, Four Bath

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Here is your opportunity to own in one of Destin’s premier condominiums featuring the best of both worlds with large marina on the harbor and deeded beach access directly across the street. This luxurious 2388 square feet condo offers panoramic views of the Gulf to the South and direct views of the harbor to the North. The large three bedroom unit was completely re-fitted last year almost exclusively with Tommy Bahama furniture & all accessories to the tune of almost $100,000 and will convey fully furnished. Lush landscaping, 2 pools with one reserved for owners only, and gated for your privacy, this is Destin life at it’s finest. This is a must see unit for the discriminating buyer. Call and schedule your viewing today. Buyers or their Agents should verify all information to their satisfaction.

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O C E AN R E E F R E A L E S T AT E ST. MAARTEN 506

15200 Emerald Coast Parkway St Maarten #506 Three Bedroom, Three Bath This Gulf Front 5th floor condo offers unending views of beautiful emerald water with white sand and swaying palms. Two large Gulf front bedrooms with updated private baths which makes this unit easy to share for multiple families! The floor to ceiling glassed living area and front bedrooms all access the balcony, allowing you to easily enjoy the dolphins jumping, hear the soothing waves and smell the salt air! The master bath has updated double vanities, Jacuzzi tub and an oversized separate walk-in shower. Currently a primary residence, this unit is a great secondo home or investment property with projected rental income around $50,000 annually. All utilities, including electricity, internet and cable, are included in the HOA dues. This unit comes with a deeded parking space in the garage, a climate controlled individual storage unit and 24/7 gated security.

OFFERED AT $849,000 ASSOCIATE Jon Harstvedt, Stacy Lamon, H-L@oceanreefresorts.com 850.685.7020 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#728506

CRYSTAL BEACH LIFE

4537 Luke Ave, Destin

Six Bedroom, Seven Bath This newly constructed Crystal Beach home is a must-see property! Perfect for someone who loves entertaining or an investor who can see the value this 6 bedroom/6.5 bathroom brings! This home is sold fully furnished and is extremely well appointed. Just a small list of highlights are as follows- Private gunite pool, Full-court Basketball, ability to comfortably sleep 20, 4 master suites-2 conveniently located on the first floor, each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom, 2 main living areas perfect for multi-family visits, flat screen TV’s, Samsung Stainless Steel kitchen appliances, granite throughout, tankless gas water heater, LG washer/dryer, front and back private decks, alarm system, and much more. This home is in a great location just a couple blocks from beach access at the end of Barracuda and is also located in a very desirable “No Cobra” insurance zone. Current management group will honor or transfer all future reservations. Builder warranties are also included. Enjoy Crystal Beach at it’s finest, by owning a new property with classic “Old Florida” charm. Call today to set up a viewing of this extremely well designed and furnished investment opportunity!

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OFFERED AT $829,000 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#715552

HARBOR LANDING 701B

725 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin Three Bedroom, Three Bath

Beautiful End Unit in Building B at Harbor Landing. This 9th floor unit has spectacular views of the Gulf both to the East and the West. In addition to the Gulf this unit provides views of the Harbor and East Pass. Take in the weekly fireworks show through the summer right from your own property. Two spacious balconies allow for the outdoor living that you seek when purchasing in Florida. Each of the three bedrooms has a full bath attached. The unit features diagonal tile, granite counter tops, new carpet in the bedrooms and living room. The unit comes with a separate exterior storage room located just outside the front door. With over 2,000 square feet this property feels like a home! The unit is being sold fully furnished and rental ready. Harbor Landing features deeded beach access between Oceania and Martinique, hundreds of feet of docks and walkways for all owners, gas grills, two pools with heated pool for owners only, two hot tubs, children wade pool, fitness room, and community room. Buyers and/or their agents should verify all dimensions and information to their satisfaction.

OFFERED AT $750,000 ASSOCIATE Jill Olivarez, sales@jillolivarez.com 850.797.3563 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#711804

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SHELL SHACK

140 Open Gulf Street, Miramar Beach Six Bedroom, Five Bath

A beautiful Florida home with gulf views, south of scenic gulf drive with deeded private beach access. This six bedroom (3 masters) five bath house sleeps 18 and performs very well on the vacation rental market. The decor is fun and beachy and you will enjoy your own private heated pool under the palm trees and lush landscaping. 16 x 16 tile throughout, custom built cabinetry, technistone on the kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, cultured marble in the bathrooms, two master bedrooms, fireplace, hurricane shutters, crown moulding, and everything you need for a luxury vacation. This house is a must see. No HOA dues, South of hwy 98, short walk to beach access, walking distance to grocery stores, silver sands outlet stores. No flood insurance required (zone X). Booked over 77K in 2014 and on track for the same in 2015!

OFFERED AT $709,900 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#700215

BEACHSIDE BIKINI

64 Sandy Dunes Circle, Miramar Beach Three Bedroom,Three Bath

If you’re looking for a pristine and well-appointed 4 bedroom home in This recently renovated beach home is a ‘’must-see’’, hardly a few walking steps away from the Gulf ’s crystal white sand and emerald blue waters. This upscale property ’s interior has been professionally designed by Berkshire Hathaway in a ‘’Contemporary ’’ Tommy Bahama Style, and is truly “ Turn-Key ” ready. The home is adorned with state of the art technology, including High Definition LED Smart TVs in all of the bedrooms, high speed wireless and wired internet throughout, and a large high-end 3D LED Smart Flat Screen TV in the living room! It also boasts a newly renovated kitchen with a brand new, cutting-edge fleet of Samsung Stainless Steel Appliances. New carpet is throughout the living area, and the home also displays a freshly painted interior and refreshed, power-washed exterior. There are also great possibilities for this property!

OFFERED AT $669,900 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#701198

HIGHWAY 98 COMMERCIAL

4700 West, Highway 98

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This 1.30 Acre property is in a great location between Bayou Bill’s Restaurant and Louis-Louis Restaurant. 200 Front feet on the North side of Highway 98. Zoned village mixed use. 200 x 283 Feet. Sur vey by request.

OFFERED AT $575,000 ASSOCIATE Joe Taylor, jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com 850.865.6278 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#702138

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O C E AN R E E F R E A L E S T AT E 871 SHORE DRIVE 871 Shore Drive, Miramar Beach Four Bedroom, Three Bath

If you’re looking for a pristine four-bedroom home in a great location by the Choctawhatchee Bay, look no further. This immaculate home is extremely well maintained by the original owners and loaded with upgrades. Here are some of the many highlights this home has to offer: upgraded kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel GE & Kenmore appliances, five-burner gas cooktop, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, tile floors throughout (except in the bedrooms), designated office/reading area, relaxing back patio perfect for grilling out or entertaining, as well as a casual and formal dining area. This captivating home truly has it all.

OFFERED AT $465,000 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#728990

TIVOLI 5404

5404 Tivoli Terrace Dr., Sandestin Three Bedroom, Four Bath

This end-unit is one of the closest Tivoli properties to the beach and backs up to great views of Baytowne’s beautiful Par 3 hole #14! This is a must-see unit that’s had numerous upgrades throughout. Just a few highlights include: renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, upscale modern/beach furniture, Master bedroom options on both floors, 2 patios to watch golfing, and much more. This property is in very good shape and is sold fully-furnished. Come enjoy all the amenities Sandestin has to offer: 2400 acre resort with the most beautiful beaches, four championship golf courses, a world class tennis complex, a 98 slip marina, and The Village of Baytowne Wharf !

OFFERED AT $550,000 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#725380

BEACHSIDE TOWERS II

4217 Beachside II Dr 4217, Miramar Beach Two Bedroom, Two Bath

This Beachside II, very nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath Gulf front condo is located in the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Both Gulf and beach views from the living area and master bedroom in this 2nd floor unit.  This condo is being offered fully furnished and rental ready.  Currently on Ocean Reef ’s rental program.  Beachside II has private, heated pool and is located adjacent to the new Elephant walk restaurant and pool.  Enjoy all the amenities that Sandestin has to offer with the beach right outside your door. Amenities include golf, tennis, nature trails, marina, the shops and restaurants of The Village at Baytowne Wharf, health club and more.

OFFERED AT $541,000 ASSOCIATE Joe Taylor, jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com 850.865.6278 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#597712

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EDGEWATER 205

291 Scenic Gulf Dr 205, Miramar Beach One Bedroom, One Bath

Price reduced - Edgewater is an impressive French Riviera - Inspired gated resort that has been a landmark in this area since its inception. Set on the white sandy beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this resort has amenities for everyone including two swimming pools (one heated with a waterfall feature), hot tub, fitness center, community room, basketball, shuffle board, childrens playground, putting green and more!

OFFERED AT $325,000 ASSOCIATE Joe Taylor, jtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com 850.865.6278 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#589919

ARIEL DUNES I 2202

112 Seascape Blvd., Miramar Beach Two Bedroom, Two Bath

This two-bedroom unit offers spectacular panoramic views and is one of the most sought after floorplans in the building. When you compare the views and pricing, you will see why this unit won’t be on the market long! 2202 is sold fully furnished and includes 2 bedrooms and a bunkroom that is great for kids or rentals. Unit features include: 9’ ceilings, ceramic tile in foyer, hall, kitchen and baths, granite kitchen counter tops, solid wood cabinetry, and carpet in the living/bedrooms. Ariel Dunes I is located in Seascape Resort, which is a perennial favorite for Destin visitors. This gated community offers amenities such as golf, tennis, and Ariel Dunes offers three large south-side pools combining for almost 12,000 square feet. The project also has a fitness center, meeting room, and convenient deeded access to over 2,000 feet of white sugar sand beach less than 200 yards away. Location of this condo is excellent for local shopping and great for dining options including The Cabana Cafe onsite in Ariel Dunes, which will deliver food to your room and has a full-ser vice bar located at the pool deck. Call today to view this fantastic condo! OFFERED AT $305,000 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#709464

ARIEL DUNES II 1803

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Amazing Southwest Coastline Gulf views for miles! Ver y few buildings have what Ariel Dunes II has to offer. Fantastic views of the Gulf, panoramic views of Destin, numerous amenities, and updated construction are just a few to mention. This 18th floor two bedroom/2 bathroom unit is sold fully furnished and has a relaxed modern decor, 9’ ceilings, ceramic tile in foyer, hall, kitchen and baths, granite kitchen counter tops, and an additional outside storage unit you only get in Ariel Dunes II. Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from the living area and master suite; both with sliding glass doors to the private balcony. The building also boasts two large pools totaling approximately 12,000 square feet as well as convenient deeded access to over 2,000 feet of white sugar sand beach which is lessthan 200 yards away with a nice beach walk-over, fitness and meeting room.

OFFERED AT $304,900 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#725290


O C E AN R E E F R E A L E S T AT E SUN KING 5C

197 Durango Rd., Unit 5C, Destin Three Bedroom, Two Bath

This (3) bedroom Sun King Tower 5th floor condo has breath taking views of the Harbor, Destin Pass, & the Gulf of Mexico from ever y window & both balconies. Smaller complex for privacy and offers a great pool and Yacht Club facility for entertaining. Also features a large marina with slips assigned by the Dock Master after closing based on vessel size and upon availability. This unit is currently owned by the HOA and being offered ‘’As Is.’’ Unit needs a remodel so all reasonable offers are being encouraged. Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a large unit in a harbor front condo and finish it to your own taste. The entire complex was totally updated in 2007 with all new doors/windows,stucco siding, railings, roofs, mezzanines & lobbies. Call us today to schedule your viewing.

OFFERED AT $299,000 ASSOCIATE Jill Olivarez, sales@jillolivarez.com 850.797.3563 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#723825

ARIEL DUNES II 708

122 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach Two Bedroom, Two Bath

This 7th floor two bedroom unit offers a fabulous view not only of the Gulf but also the lake and the night lights of Destin! It ’s a great opportunity to own a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo in a perfect location not too high or too low in the building. Unit features include: 9’ ceilings, relaxed beach cottage dcor, ceramic tile in foyer, hall, kitchen and baths, granite kitchen counter tops, and outside storage unit you only get in Ariel Dunes 2. Enjoy beautiful gulf views from the living area and master suite. Enjoy the two large pools totaling approximately 12,000 square feet as well as convenient deeded access to over 2,000 feet of white sugar sand beach which is less than 200 yards away with a nice beach walk-over, fitness and meeting room. Ariel Dunes II is located in Seascape Golf and Tennis Resort, a gated community offering amenities such as golf, tennis, pools, and conference center. HOA fees are $462.41 per quarter to Seascape and $346.80 per month to Ariel Dunes Condominium Owners Association for a total of $500.94 per month.

OFFERED AT $299,900 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#712648

SHORELINE GARDENS 24

930 Gulf Shore Dr., Unit 24, Destin Two Bedroom, Three Bath

On the eastern end of Destin’s Holiday Isle, this lovely townhome is in the intimate 30 unit gated community of Shoreline Garden. Just a few of the many perks of owning this unit include: deeded beach access, pool, clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, and a fitness room. Shoreline Garden 24 is on the east-end of the community and makes getting back and forth to the beach a breeze! This two-story townhome is well priced and offers a large amount of space and comfort with bedding for up to 8 guests. There is also an outdoor covered patio and shower perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach! This property is great for a primar y home or vacation rentalas it grossed over $18,300 in 2014! It also has 2 owner closets, 1 large storage room, and 2 outside storage spaces for bicycles... or beach gear. Call today to view this fully furnished property and see all the benefits of owning in the very private and meticulously landscaped community of Shoreline Gardens!

OFFERED AT $275,000 ASSOCIATE Caleb Midgett, cmidgett@oceanreefresorts.com 850.499.3311 ON THE WEB destinrealestatesales.com, search mls#727399

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inspiration coast Inspiration can be found everywhere along our shores and in our shared communities. It starts with the beach and meanders through abundant, well-protected natural surroundings, coastal dune lakes and state forests. In this feature we interview an international artist who lives and creates along our shores!

Š No individual artist has elevated marine life awareness as much as the internationally celebrated Wyland. This multi-faceted craftsman is an expert in marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography. He utilizes all these mediums to connect with and inspire people of all ages.


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Wyland catapulted to the position of the world’s foremost oceanic ambassador in 1981. Not afraid to dream big, he created a life-size whale mural in Laguna Beach, California. Simply known as the “Gray Whale and Calf”, this inaugural masterpiece was the first of many to come.  Over the following three decades, Wyland completed a total of 100 “Wyland Walls” which span five continents, 17 countries, and 79 cities around the globe (including Destin). The collection is one of the largest art-in-public-places projects in history. It is estimated that more than a billion people a year experience his work first-hand.  His very public portrayal of aquatic habitats has been credited for helping reshape attitudes about marine life conservation and an increasing overall appreciation for our oceans and waterways.    In addition to these colossal paintings, Wyland has also spread his artistic message though television.  He has hosted several programs including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” (Animal Planet), “Wyland: A Brush With Giants” and “Wyland’s Art Studio” (both National Public Television original series).  His passion for engaging people through nature-themed art and his efforts to lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle have also developed into strategic alliances with notable organizations including Walt Disney Studios, United Nations Environment Program, and the US Olympic Team (just to name a few).   Expanding his mission and assisting children and families in reviving the importance of healthy oceans and waterways, Wyland formed a non-profit organization, the Wyland Foundation.  Through live events, public art programs, and science education the foundation educates students on environmental issues and provides them with the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented.  Since its inception, the organization has successfully worked with more than one million children.  


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Life often imitates art and just like his creations, you can find Wyland anywhere around the world, at any time – from the Antarctic Ice Shelf on a photo expedition documenting climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a conservation mission. When he’s not off protecting our waters, you may also catch him at his newest gallery located here in Destin’s Miramar Beach – recently opened at the Market Shops, just outside the gates of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. The gallery hosts a premier collection of his highly sought-after originals and limited editions, inspirational nature photography and breath-taking sculptures as well as notable works from several collaborative artists.


Wyland recently announced plans for a collection of larger-than-life whale sculptures to be errected in 100 cities around the world. In addition, he plans to return to Destin later this year to refurbish the Wyland Wall at Legendary Marina.

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digitalgraffiti.com (Alys Beach) welcomes painters with open arms and white walls for projectors and laptops rather than spray cans. destininformation.com Fireworks abound throughout Destin and South Walton for the 4th of July and beyond! sandestintriathlon.com 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon • 700 athletes • a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim • 20-mile bike • 4-mile run.

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destininformation.com First Friday ArtWalk. Explore Ruskin Place as Seaside comes alive with vibrant works of art! This and every 1st Friday. destinseafoodfestival.org 37th Annual Destin Seafood Festival - in the Destin Harbor Boardwalk • Destin Fishing Rodeo • See food & eat it. 30a10k.com 30A Thanksgiving 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Rosemary Beach! Benefits: Donations 4 Danny, Lighthouse Retreat & Food For Thought.


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HOLIDAY ISLE AND DOWNTOWN DESTIN’S MUST DO LIST: HARBORWALK VILLAGE

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HOLIDAY ISLE A peninsula located south of the Destin Harbor, Holiday Isle parallels Downtown Destin. This community is a private, water-surrounded oasis that is just seconds from all the excitement imaginable, yet manages to maintain an ideal, laid back communal ambiance. Accommodations offered on Holiday Isle range from intimate canal side cottages to impressive beachfront estates. oceanreefresorts.com

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The White House

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Sandy Beach

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Casa De LaHunt

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Waterview Towers

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Shoreline Towers

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Shoreline Gardens

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Sterling Shores

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Silver Shells

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Sun Destin

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OKALOOSA ISLAND The heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by a recently completed boardwalk, this scenic destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activity providers, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahuna’s Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and townhomes, conveniently placing guests just moments from the most sought after attractions in the area.

oceanreefresorts.com/okaloosa-island The original highlight of the Emerald Coast, the Island offers a nostalgic beach experience. Island Princess

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Waterscape

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere 8 BR

CRYSTAL BEACH MUST DO LIST: HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

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Play Time Villa

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Breezy Cabana

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Crystal Beach is home to colorful classic-styled beach cottages, intimate condominium buildings, white picket fences, meandering sidewalks and quaint eateries. This community is family-centric and here, the unwinding is easy! But don’t think excitement isn’t on the menu

Flip Flop Getaway

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MIA

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Remember When

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Orange Beach

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Rendezvous

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Blu Sky

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Perrywinkle Palms

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Emerald Dunes

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Caribbean Dunes

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CRAB TRAP Positioned along Scenic Gulf Drive between Crystal and Miramar Beach, Destiny is host to the most prestigious gated developments in Destin, each offering unique amenities. Destiny Shores and Destiny West share a pool, hot tub, fitness center and tennis courts. Destiny East is home to Club Destiny, offering a greater selection of activities centered on their clubhouse. Destiny by the Sea is a beachfront neighborhood and, in addition to the private beach, it hosts a pool and 24-hour security.

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Beach Castle

4 BR

Good Vibrations

Destiny Lakehouse

3 BR

Tranqui-la

4 BR

3 BR

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BAD ASS COFFEE

WHALE’S TAIL

SEASCAPE GOLF

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Port Royal

10 BR

Seaduction

5 BR

Sun of a Beach

5 BR

Frangista Costas

5 BR

La Fortune

5 BR

Life is Good

5 BR

Down Time

4 BR

Le Neptune

5 BR

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As the most sought-after beachfront community in Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach is the definition of laidback beachside sophistication. Home to the largest collection of beachfront vacation homes with private pools, this exquisite community is ideal for travelers seeking privacy and close proximity to fellow traveling friends and family. Additionally, classically styled coastal homes

located just off the beach ensure quality accommodations are available for every budget. Frangista Beach is also home to a handful of small, locally owned businesses, including Emerald Coast Wine Cellars and the Bad Ass Coffee Company. If you venture just minutes further, you’ll discover luxury and discount shopping, live entertainment, event venues and award-winning dining establishments.

Aqualina

5 BR

A Shore Thing

4 BR

4 BR

Good Times

4BR

Oceania

4 BR

Third Day

4 BR

Family Tides

3 BR

Shangri-La

3 BR

Emerald Star

3 BR

Alegria

3 BR

Firefly

3 BR

Pet Sand

3 BR

Seacret Spot

3 BR

Emerald Waters

2 BR

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Seaspray

9 BR

Gulf Splendor

8 BR

MIRAMAR BEACH MUST DO LIST: SILVER SANDS PREMIUM OUTLETS

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Pelicans Roost

8 BR

Tackle Box

8 BR

Seadreams

7 BR

Breeze on Inn

7 BR

Southern Comfort

7 BR

Beach House

6 BR

ReGrouper

6 BR

Castle in the Sand

6 BR

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Northwest Florida is home to two distinctly different world-class beach vacation destinations. The first is Destin – filled with excitement, family attractions, shopping, dining, fishing, vibrant nightlife and, of course, white sand beaches. The other is South Walton – home to the same breathtaking beaches but with greater focus on the preservation of nature and with intentionally less development. Miramar Beach is positioned between Destin and South Walton, making it the ideal destination to experience the best of both worlds. Destin’s neighbor Miramar Beach offers the largest selection of beach homes and variety of condo rentals.


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Polka Dot Bikini

6 BR

Dunes Too

6 BR

Coco Hut

6 BR

Wiki in the Tiki

6 BR

Birds Bungalow

6 BR

Under the Sea

6 BR

Anchors Away

6 BR

Shell Shack

6 BR

Banana Cabana

6 BR

Chateau Louise

5 BR

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While the draw of its neighbors is strong, visitors of Miramar Beach may choose not to leave this oasis. Perfectly situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts will have plenty of options to indulge here. Off the water, guests will enjoy shopping at the nation’s largest designer outlet mall – Silver Sands Premium Outlets. In addition to Silver Sands, other premier shopping and entertainment options include Grand Boulevard and Baytowne Wharf. Fresh seafood eateries are scattered throughout Miramar Beach and the famed Scenic Gulf Drive offers several locations with exceptional beachfront dining.

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Sunset Beach

Mellow Yellow

5 BR

5 BR

Sea-Esta

5 BR

Biscotti

5 BR

Mingo Manor

5 BR

Tangerine Dream

5 BR

Magnolia Sands

5 BR

On The Beach

5 BR

Cape Monaco

4 BR

Casa De Miramar

4 BR

Beachside Bungalow

4 BR

Caribbean Breezes

4 BR

My Happy Place

4 BR

Sailors Delight

4 BR

Treasure Chest

4 BR

Seadreams

4 BR

Valentine House

4 BR

Summer Breeze

4 BR

Surfin Safari

Summer Haven South

4 BR

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The Grits Carlton

5 BR

Gulf Splendor

4 BR

Linger Longer

5 BR

Seaglass

5 BR

Bellagio

5 BR

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Banana Beach

4 BR

Driftwood Dreamin

4 BR

A Dreamers Paradise

4 BR

Sandy Dunes

4 BR

Palm Oasis

4 BR

Sandy Toes

4 BR

Avalon

4 BR

Hideout

3 BR

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Paradise Found

4 BR

All Tide Up

3 BR


4 BR

Melomar

4 BR

All 4 Fun

4 BR

Puesta Del Sol

4 BR

Destin Blue

3 BR

Seaside Getaway

3 BR

After Dunes Delight

3 BR

Beachside Bikini

3 BR

Edens Estate

3 BR

Averitts Favorite

3 BR

Island Time

3 BR

Jolebo Landing

3 BR

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A Piece Of Heaven

3 BR

Seadreams

3 BR

M I RA MA R BEACH

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Crab Trap

3 BR

Banana Wind

3 BR

Beachboys & Mermaids

3 BR

Blue Marlin

3 BR

Rising Sun

2 BR

Lemon Drop

2 BR

Calypso

2 BR

Flip Flop Cottage

3 BR

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3 BR

My Margaritaville

3 BR

Destination

3 BR

Tropic View

3 BR

Snowdrift

3 BR

Hilltop

3 BR

Beach Pointe

3 BR

Florablanca

3 BR

Summerhaven

3 BR

Panorama

3 BR

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Majestic Sun

1-5 BR

Leeward Key

2-4 BR

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Ariel Dunes I

1-3 BR

1-3 BR

Huntington by the Sea

3 BR

Grand View

The Empress

3 BR

Edgewater

1-3 BR

Costa Del Sol

3 BR

Amalfi Coast

2-3 BR

Enclave

3 BR

Windancer

The Tides

2 BR

Surfside

2 BR

Maravilla

Gulfview

1 BR

Sea Cabins

1 BR

Beach Resort

Mediterranea

1-2 BR

3 BR

1-3 BR

Gulfside Hidden Dunes

2 BR

2 BR

Beach Manor

2 BR

1 BR

Chateau La Mer

1 BR

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SANDESTIN MUST DO LIST: BAYTOWNE WHARF

JOLEE ISLAND

GRAND BOULEVARD

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Tivoli Terrace

BAYTOWNE MARINA

3 BR

Tuscan Breeze

3 BR

YOLO

golf courses, a world-class tennis center, a bustling marina, multiple entertainment venues, a massive selection of restaurants and two of the top lifestyle destinations in the region – the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard. Accommodations offered within Sandestin include beachfront high-rise condominiums, golf course and lakeside villas, bayside hotel rooms and executive-styled vacation homes.

2-3 BR

Turnberry

3 BR

Westwinds

1-2 BR

Luau

2 BR

Beachside Towers I

1-3 BR

Bayside Inn

1 BR

Golf, golf, golf and more golf! Sandestin is home to four of the area’s finest courses.

Beachside Towers II

1-2 BR

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Northwest Florida’s premier resort destination – Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – encompasses 2,400 acres stretching between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay. Here at the Emerald Coast’s only beach-to-bay resort, visitors enjoy access to over seven miles of beach and bay frontage. Often referred to as the “Gated City,” this first-class vacation destination features a selection of unparalleled amenities that include four championship

Beachwalk Villas

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The gateway to 30A, Dune Allen Beach is the most western community positioned along the famed Scenic Drive. With an unpretentious coastal lifestyle, visitors of Dune Allen will enjoy spending time outdoors, on and off the beach. Of course Dune Allen Beach offers the same pristine white sand found

Sand D Breeze

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30A Fish Camp

6 BR

elsewhere in Northwest Florida, but this quaint community also hosts a state park, nature trails, and several rare coastal dune lakes. Dune Allen’s convenient location puts the excitement of Destin and nearby South Walton only moments away.

Dune Vista

5 BR

Sandpiper

5 BR


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STINKY’S FISH CAMP

OYSTER LAKE

VUE ON 30-A

Haven by the Lake

4 BR

Fair Catch

4 BR

Sand D Breeze A & B

4 BR

Allen House

4 BR

Pink Flamingo Cottage

3 BR

Beach Breeze

3 BR

Sandy Shoes

3 BR

Laffy Taffy

3 BR

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Coastal dune lakes often flow into the Gulf. These special lakes are only found in two other locations on the planet.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN MUST DO LIST: BIG DADDY’S BIKES

REDFISH VILLAGE

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT

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At Redfish

5 BR

Forget Me Knot

Sandy by the Sea

5 BR

4 BR

5 BR

Champagne Jam

4 BR

Are We There Yet

4 BR

Coast On Inn

4 BR

Redfish Village

3 BR

Adagio

3 BR

Blue Mountain Villas

1-3 BR

Blue Mountain Beach is the highest elevated point along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It inherited its name from the early Spanish Conquistadors who caught a glimpse of the native blue lupine flowers high on the horizon. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in hiking through the pine groves of Point Washington State Forest or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. Beachgoers will revel in the sand and enjoy some of the most wide open beaches in all of South Walton. Accommodations offered in Blue Mountain Beach are comprised of intimate low-key beachfront condos, lavish beachside resorts and a selection of vacation homes both on and off the beach.

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SANTA ROSA BEACH MUST DO LIST: SRB GOLF CLUB

Villa Rosa

GULF PLACE

CAFE TANGO

JUSTIN GAFFREY GALLERY

9 BR

South Walton hosts a large selection of meticulously maintained public beach accesses - ideal for easy passage to the sand.

Casablanca

7 BR

OMG! By The Sea

6 BR

Morning Star

6 BR

Santa Rosa Sunset

5 BR

Blessings

5 BR

GRAYTON MUST DO LIST: Bahama Breeze

5 BR

SACZYNSKI STUDIO

GRAYTON BEACH STATE PARK

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Often referred to as “the town that began it all,” Santa Rosa Beach was the first established community in South Walton. Attractions include Eden State Garden Park and the Santa Rosa Beach

Golf Club. Guests seeking to spend their vacation in Santa Rosa Beach can opt for studio style condos, vacation homes with pools near the beach or custom beachfront homes.

Sea Haunts

5 BR

Beachcomber

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE

4 BR

Casa Del Mar

BAD ASS COFFEE

4 BR

Gulf Place

1 BR

THE RED BAR

The heart and soul of South Walton – Grayton Beach is an eclectic community comprised of historic cottages and modern vacation homes. Snuggled against Grayton Beach State Park and bordered by Western Lake, it hosts natural beauty, on and off the beach. 888.797.6402

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Everybody

5 BR

SEAGROVE MUST DO LIST: 723 WHISKEY BRAVO

THE REP

CAFE 30-A

SEAGROVE

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Seagrove has stayed true to its “roots” by preserving its natural beauty. From quaint beachfront condominiums, lavish beach-side resorts, to colorful vacation homes, Seagrove Beach is a quiet oasis.

The Retreat

5 BR

Villas at Seagrove Beach

4 BR

Lucky Charm

4 BR

Cinnamon Fern

4 BR

Walton Dunes

2 BR

Dunes of Seagrove

2 BR

Aquatic Paradise

2 BR

Seagrove Highlands

2 BR

Capistrano

2 BR

Beachwood Villas

1 BR

Ramsgate

1 BR

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OPHELIA’S SWIMWEAR

Renaissance

9 BR

Windwood by the Sea

6 BR

Seascape

4 BR

ACME ICE HOUSE

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This blossoming coastal community features the best of South Walton’s 30A, yet remains quiet & relaxed. This masAway to Play

Lazy Days

4 BR

3 BR

Bluetopia

3 BR

Endless Summer

5 BR

Coral Rose

3 BR

Alexander

3 BR

Tranquility on the Beach

3 BR

Villas at Seacrest

3 BR

Boothbay

2 BR

Villages of S.Walton

1 BR

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Casa Del Sol

4 BR

ter-planned development is centered on South Walton’s largest community pool (15,000 square feet) and is a family favorite!

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Rosemary Rendezvous

4 BR

ROSEMARY MUST DO LIST: COWGIRL KITCHEN

HAVANA BAR & GRILL

FITZ & EMME

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Rosemary Rendezvous

1 BR

Featuring bold architectural influences from the West Indies, Rosemary Beach is a master-planned development that has been carefully crafted to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Scattered greens (many discoverable only via wood-planked paths) create a classic family experience. The city center provides ample options for shopping and dining and, of course, the pristine white sand beaches offer the ideal backdrop for sunny endeavors.

Five Star

4 BR

INLET BEACH MUST DO LIST: SHADES AT THE LOOP

CAMP HELEN

THE DONUT HOLE

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The last stop along the magical world of South Walton’s Scenic 30A, Inlet Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere that gives visitors an authentic local experience. Nestled alongside Rosemary Beach,

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time spent here is easily rich, simple and genuinely rewarding. Only minutes from Panama City Beach – all the excitement imaginable is within a moment’s reach.


PANAMA CITY BEACH MUST DO LIST: PIER PARK

GULF WORLD

WONDERWORKS

Beachfront at Last

4 BR

Blessed

4 BR

Celadon Beach

1 BR

Palazzo

3 BR

PANAMA CITY BEACH

oceanreefresorts.com/panama-city-beach-rentals Hosting 27 miles of beachside paradise, guests of the world-renowned vacation destination will enjoy stunning white sand beaches, emerald-hued waters and a varied selection of exciting attractions and establishments that have become a thing of legend. Accommodations for all tastes and budgets are offered in Panama City Beach and include beachfront townhomes and soaring, newly developed highrise condominiums.

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PIER PARK

PIER PARK • PANAMA CITY BEACH Situated directly on the white sandy beaches in Panama City Beach, Pier Park is among the world’s most beautiful outdoor lifestyle centers. The shopping, dining, and entertainment destination features 125 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Serving as the dining hub of Panama City Beach, Pier Park’s dining options include: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Dick’s Last Resort, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Hofbrau Beer Garden, Buffalo Wild Wing’s, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and more.

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DAD SHOPS HY’S TOGGERY

40 years of dressing the men of the world, Hy’s Toggery’s new larger selection has something for everyone. NIKE FACTORY STORE

Nike Factory Store is the family headquarters for the value consumer and carries a wide selection of Nike branded footwear, apparel and equipment for the entire family. RON JON SURF SHOP

Whether you need swimwear for the pool, skateboards for the sidewalk, skimboards for the beach, or surfboards and bodyboards for the surf, Ron Jon Surf Shop has got you covered.

MOM SHOPS

FAMILY FUN

Pink Narcissus is a Lilly Pulitzer signature store. It’s a bright, colorful store for outgoing girls and women who love the sun and living life to its fullest.

The most fun you can have all under one roof! The one and only place you can enjoy great food and drink, play hundreds of awesome arcade games and watch your favorite teams on TV!

PINK NARCISSUS, A LILLY PULITZER SIGNATURE STORE

DEJA VU

Offering the most stylish clothes for every fashion diva! Deja Vu also carries a large line of doggie fashions, to keep your pooch looking as good as you! ULTA BEAUTY

ULTA is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services. They focus on providing affordable indulgence to our customers.

DAVE & BUSTER’S

PIER PARK AMUSEMENTS

A great place to spend the day with the family. Thrilling family rides and cool Gulf breezes give you a break from hardcore shopping with fun that is safe & affordable. MIRROR MAZE & LAZER TAG

An indoor family entertainment destination featuring a 2,300 square foot Mirror Maze, a Laser Maze and their newest family attraction, the Pirate’s Quest Laser Tag!

TEEN SHOPS BABY SHOPS CARTER’S

For more than 137 years, Carter’s has stood for outstanding value and comfort. Look for Carter’s baby products in 4 collections: Carter’s Starters, Carter’s Classics, Just One Year and Limited Editions. FUSSY BUTTS

Fussy Butts is a Childrens Boutique selling children’s clothing that range from newborns to 5T. Stop by and pick up the perfect outfit or gift for your little “Fussy Butt!”

KID SHOPS THE CANDYMAKER

Whatever craving you may have, CandyMaker will fulfill it with one of the area’s largest selections of handmade candies. All items can be packaged for shipping. ANDI’S AT THE PIER

A Girlie Girl Boutique specializing in sassy clothing. Girls sizes NB -16. Bows, socks and other accessories are available. JUSTICE

Justice Clothing for Girls features the very latest in girls clothing and preteen fashion.

TILLY’S

Tilly’s offers the widest range of apparel and accessories from the coolest companies on the planet… Volcom, Hurley, RVCA, Fox, DC, Neff, Skullcandy and many more. FOREVER 21

Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. HOLLISTER CO.

Hollister’s leading the way with hip, casual, and trend setting California styles. Upscale in design, yet authentic in character, Hollister clothing is always of the highest quality at a price teens can afford.


Power. Luxury. Elegance. Adventure. Whether you are a novice seeking a fun day with your family or a serious tournament fisherman, we offer a trip to meet your needs. The RELENTLESS is our 65’ x 20’ custom built sportsfisherman and is available for daily trips from 4 hours up to 18 hours. With a captain who has over thirty five years of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico the RELENTLESS specializes in overnight trips of 24 to 72 hours if you prefer to stay longer and “fish bigger” for marlin, tuna & swordfish.

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othing complements a culinary experience like a sensational view while you dine. Florida’s Emerald Coast has a host of sumptuous eateries and choosing a favorite is a Herculean task. While each is extraordinary in their own way, these worthy epicurean destinations all feature one choice ingredient — a beachfront view. Tantalize your senses as you devour this feast…


Pompano Joes

MIRAMAR BEACH

To say Pompano Joe’s is “on the beach” is an understatement – you can’t get any closer to the Gulf without getting wet! Catering to the beach crowd, this shore side hot spot is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. The food is boldly coastal with a strong Caribbean influence. Dine inside and cool off in the shade with the gentle Gulf breeze, or hang out on the deck and dine al fresco.


The Beach House ✬ SANDESTIN

No shirt, no shoes, no problem! The Beach House is the newest beachfront eatery on the coast. Situated directly atop Sandestin’s white sand beaches, this laid-back restaurant serves up fun coastal fare with a southern flair. You can stay sandy as you dine poolside or head inside and enjoy their relaxed yet sophisticated dining area. Want to bring a crowd? There’s room for all in their top floor private dining room.


The Vue

SANTA ROSA BEACH

With a name that implies simple elegance, The Vue is the premier fine dining beachfront restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A. Perfectly crafted, refined coastal ambience and a tantalizing menu centered on fresh seafood and choice steak could only be enhanced by South Walton’s best view. Serving up dinner, lunch and brunch – this “Vue” is one culinary destination that you must experience first-hand and is best appreciated while you sip and savor.


Shrimp Shack

SEASIDE

Right next to the beach in Seaside is a humble shack serving a bounty that is anything but modest. Sure, they have fresh ingredients but it’s their dedication to offering the finest seafood that takes Shrimp Shack to the next level. The Shack offers the nearly impossible to catch Deep Water Royal Red Shrimp – caught just 100 miles from the shore and 2,000 feet deep. Royal Reds are the cornerstone of their menu, which, as you can imagine, are simply unrivaled.


Pack your bags and get ready to make a splash, heading out to sea along the Emerald Coast is often a glamorous affair. Tranquil jewel-toned waters and a warm Gulf breeze awaits – it’s time to set sail for paradise. Our nautical ‘look book’ will ensure when you dock along our sandy shores, you’ll arrive in style.

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or every great musician, there is a teacher that played a critical role in getting them there. Maybe they introduced them to their first instrument. Or showed them how to get over stage fright. Or maybe they just inspired them to have the confidence to go for it when they were ready to give up. For the students of the Seaside Neighborhood School in South Walton, the teacher behind them is local music legend, Balder Saunders of Dread Clampitt.

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Before the albums, music videos, documentaries, tours, and the long-standing gig as the house band at the Red Bar – there was just the music. Initially a bandsman in the United States Marine Corps, Saunders graduated first in his class at the John Phillip Sousa School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. He had the pleasure of serving in New Orleans where the musical milieu was rich and in Okinawa Japan, where he traveled much of the world. As a member of the Marine’s Jazz Big Band, he played trumpet and sang on certain selections. His most memorable performance while enlisted was

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playing for a sold out crowd in a July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. After 4 years of service he attended Georgia Tech on the GI Bill. Here he played Trumpet in the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble which performed during the Super Bowl that year. In 2002, just up the road from the site that was to become the Seaside Neighborhood School, Balder and friend Kyle Ogle created their band Dread Clampitt. Initially playing music on their front porch in Grayton Beach, both sang along as Kyle played the guitar and Balder the Mandolin. Shortly after, Justin Price-Rees joined the band as a vocalist and fiddle player. Sitting in with the trio on

occasion was Elvis Presley’s former bass player and band “Godfather” Duke Bardwell. The last member to join Dread Clampitt was an upright bass player and vocalist, Kenny Oliverio. Their unique sound blends Bluegrass, Blues, Rock & Roll, Louisiana Bayou Funk & Swamp music with a heavy reliance on Jazz rhythms. For their heartfelt and clever lyrics they combine a mixture of humor with a realistic outlook on the world while focusing on the people and places around them. In 2011 Balder Saunders continued his growth as a musician when he accepted a position as a teacher at the Seaside Neighborhood School. This gig gave him an opportunity he is

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grateful for, a chance to inspire young musicians who want to be in a band with their peers, playing music they care about. Working hard at school and participating in several performances throughout the year – Saunders enables students to conquer the fear of judgment by their peers all while mastering the craft of musicianship. Although he is fully dedicated to the school, Saunders still rocks on with Dread Clampitt. As a working musician, his teachings definitely carry more weight. Explaining the process to his students, “ This is what bands do. They get together often and create, for each other first. They inspire each other, and lift each other up artistically.” He also shares insight in the many facets of the music business including roles as a

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player, singer, songwriter, studio engineer, and record producer. In addition to his experience, a partnership with a local music studio has given students a chance to record their own songs and exposes the process from start to finish. When asked about working in Seaside and throughout South Walton, Saunders replies “This is the most magical, caring, artistic community, filled with all the necessary resources in which to be a music teacher.”


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GOLF ACADEMY ON THE GREEN: SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB There’s no better place to enjoy the unique flora and crisp Gulf breezes than Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course. Lock in an 8:00 A.M. foursome or book tutor-time with Carter at (850) 267-2229. santarosaclub.com

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A common problem is to have too much weight on the heels at address. This will cause you to manipulate your putting motion. Set up with your weight on the arches of your feet. This will allow your arms to hang from your shoulders which gives you room to swing your arms underneath your body, therefore, eliminating stroke manipulation. After you establish proper balance on your feet, which allows your arms to hang under your shoulders, position your hands under your shoulder sockets. This position gives you the best chance to swing the putter on the proper path.

The final setup key is the alignment of the eyes. Golf is a target game and it is important that the eyes are in alignment with the object and the target to achieve complete accuracy. Your eye alignment will affect how you see the target and therefore your swing direction. Test to see if your eyes are over the ball by taking your address with a ball in your right hand, hold the ball up to your right eye and release it. Where it hits the ground is where your eyes are positioned.

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