Monthly Archives: May 2016

Southern’s Property Management Program: Dedication to Service

Have you recently purchased an investment property in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama? If so, your next big decision is what property management company are you going to hire to help make your investment a success. Our answer? Southern, of course! Locally owned and operated, Southern Vacation Rentals has been managing properties on the Gulf Coast for over twenty years. We currently offer vacation rental property management services in the most popular destinations along the beach including Destin, Scenic 30A, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach and Navarre Beach, as well as other vacation destinations in Alabama and Florida such as Orange Beach, [...]

2016-05-30T13:23:37-05:00May 30th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Simply the Best Vacation Home in Panama City Beach

Simply the best vacation home in Panama City Beach is, well, simply the best! Offering five bedroom, space for up to 16 guests and a terrific beachfront location, this should be your choice for a family vacation to Northwest Florida this summer! Simply the Best in Panama City Beach is located directly on the sugar white sand beach. Just step outside and run to the water's edge for a full day of fun in the sun! Splash in the waves, build sandcastles and take long sunset walks along the shore. You can also enjoy the beach view and balmy [...]

2016-05-26T21:07:13-05:00May 26th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

What Do the Beach Flag Colors Mean?

There are a lot of things to think about and remember when planning a vacation to Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. You want to pick the perfect beach condo or vacation home for your family, pack the perfect clothes, and ensure you've got all the necessary toys and gear. But, don't forget to also brush up on your beach safety. We employ a pretty simple flag warning system to warn you of the water conditions of the Gulf of Mexico. Think of it like traffic lights: green means go, yellow means you need to be cautious and red mean [...]

2016-05-24T13:09:58-05:00May 24th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Things To Do with Kids in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

You have your condo or beach home in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach booked. Awesome! We have no doubt you're envisioning long days by the pool or down on the sand, but what else do you have planned to keep you and the kids entertained while on vacation this summer? If you had counted on the beach or pool being enough, don't worry. It will certainly fill up most of your time. But, in the event someone gets burned (pack lots of sunscreen!) or everyone is a little waterlogged by day five, it doesn't hurt to have a plan. [...]

2016-05-20T16:01:15-05:00May 20th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Beach Vacation Specials in June!

A beach getaway is the ideal way to kick off summer! The kids are almost our of school, the weather is ideal and you are probably beginning to catch a little beach fever. So, if you want to hit the sand in June, are there any beach vacation specials you should know about? Yes! Right now, we are offering a tremendous deal when you hit the beach before June 18, 2016. And, if you're feeling antsy and ready to hit that water, that should be no problem. So, what can you save? We're offering 20% off our remaining condos [...]

2016-05-18T17:03:44-05:00May 18th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Memorial Day Events Along the Beach!

Thinking about planning a Memorial Day vacation to the beach? Don't miss these great weekend events taking place near our condos in Destin, homes in 30A and each of our rentals along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Live music is the name of the game if you will be on vacation in Fort Walton Beach or in Destin. If you will be in a Destin condo or home, we recommend visiting HarborWalk Village. Here you can enjoy dinner, a great water view and live music from several awesome local bands, including those paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac [...]

2016-05-13T20:49:48-05:00May 13th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Meant to Beach Vacation Home Rental on 30A

Are you desperately searching for the perfect, not too big, not too small vacation home on 30A for your family's summer vacation? If so, you and this new Southern home rental are 'Meant to Beach'. The Meant to Beach vacation home in South Walton is location in the community of Santa Rosa Beach and offers four bedrooms to comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The layout of the bedding, which includes a king bed in the master, and a queen in the second and third bedroom, as well as bunks in the fourth room, makes this home ideal for [...]

2016-05-10T18:34:22-05:00May 10th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Waves of Wine in Orange Beach, Alabama

If you are looking for an excuse to sneak away on a couple's or girl's vacation to Orange Beach, Alabama, allow us to offer you a little information on a fantastic wine event coming to the Gulf Coast this May. Waves of Wine is a food, music, and yes, wine event you won't want to miss! Waves of Wine is a terrific wine festival in Orange Beach, but it offers so much more than just tastings of delicious red and white vino. This event also features beer, food, music and even scenic boat tours! Taking place at Caribe the [...]

2021-12-20T15:03:23-06:00May 5th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Relax & Float Awhile Giveaway!

Could you use a relaxing vacation to the beach? We mean really relaxing. If so, enter the latest giveaway from and you could win a vacation in Destin! The May Facebook giveaway from is here! Not only does this month's giveaway feature a three night stay from Southern, which is relaxing in itself, but also a beginner float package from Float Brothers Float Spa in Destin. Yes, a float spa. Floating is relaxing, you probably know this, but this float spa takes things to an entirely new level. While relaxing in a pool or in the emerald waves [...]

2016-05-02T16:33:29-05:00May 2nd, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|