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Southern Rentals and Real Estate Flood Relief Fundraiser

Southern Rentals and Real Estate has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help raise money for the flood victims in Louisiana. The flooding has caused families to be displaced, homes to be destroyed, and communities to be torn apart. Southern is dedicated to helping the people of Louisiana rebuild their lives in the aftermath of this disaster.  To show our support we will donate $5 for every paid vacation rental reservation made from September 1-15, 2016. Please help us reach our goal and contribute to the relief efforts in the wake of this tragedy. Over ten [...]

2016-08-31T18:00:32-05:00August 31st, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Dine at Bric a Brac in Destin!

The competition is fierce when it comes to choosing a favorite in restaurant in Destin, Florida, but a recent visit to Bric a Brac may have just moved this one to the forefront. Situated on Holiday Isle, this local favorite offers a fun and inviting atmosphere you cannot find anywhere else on the Emerald Coast. Red lights, an eclectic mixture of art and lively music help to create an upbeat and casual vibe that perfectly complements the American-style cuisine. Speaking of food, at first glance you might find that the menu is relatively limited. Don’t worry, absolutely everything [...]

2016-08-28T17:14:38-05:00August 28th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

It’s Almost Football Season!

If you’re enjoying a fabulous vacation in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama during football season, you will definitely want to partake in the team spirit that this area is known for! Whether college or professional, if there’s a game on, people along the Gulf Coast will be out rooting for their favorite team. If you are staying in a vacation rental in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, or Pensacola Beach, here are some great places to watch the game. If you’re staying in a vacation rental in Gulf Shores, then you have some great local spots to choose [...]

2016-08-24T19:10:47-05:00August 24th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Pensacola Beach’s Bands on the Beach Concert Series

If you are staying in a vacation rental in Pensacola Beach and are looking for a fun, free, family-friendly event, then you definitely need to check out the outdoor concert series Bands on the Beach. From May through October, families and friends gather at the Gulfside Pavilion each and every Tuesday for a free live show! The series features a variety of musical styles from country, blues, '80s cover bands and everything in between. The Gulfside Pavilion is located directly in front of the Gulf of Mexico next to the fishing pier on Pensacola Beach. Bench seating available, but most people bring their own beach chair, cooler, and snacks. The lineup for the rest of 2016 is as follows:

2016-08-23T13:33:52-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

SNUBA Diving with Destin Snorkel

Get the most out of your Destin vacation by exploring the deep blue with Destin Snorkel!  The clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for viewing the world under the sea, and Destin Snorkel has several ways to help you do it! Destin offers some of the best underwater experiences you can have, so we decided to try it out for ourselves. Check out the video to the left to see how awesome it is. Plus, you can use our Southern Perks program to receive a discount of up to $11 off per adventure!  Don’t miss [...]

2016-08-17T21:59:32-05:00August 17th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Indian Temple Mound in Fort Walton Beach

Your trip is set, and you have your vacation rental in Fort Walton Beach booked! Now, you just need to make a list of all the exciting things you want to do while you are staying on the beautiful Gulf Coast. You could not have picked a better place to have your vacation, because Fort Walton Beach is absolutely packed with fun things to do! In addition to all the popular attractions, there is a hidden gem in Fort Walton Beach that you might want to check out while you are here. The Indian Temple Mound Museum is a local [...]

2016-08-16T21:39:14-05:00August 16th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach

Are you ready to enjoy great country music performed on the Gulf Coast? If you are going to be in a beachfront vacation home in Panama City Beach on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in 2016, then you are in luck! Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is going to throw a country music festival over Labor Day weekend on the beautiful coastline of Panama City Beach! People come from all over the U.S to attend this fun-filled festival and enjoy the stunning beaches of Northwest Florida. This year’s lineup includes Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lynard Skynard, The Band Perry, [...]

2016-08-15T17:27:13-05:00August 15th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Backcountry Trail Complex of Coastal Alabama

Discover the natural beauty of Coastal Alabama by exploring the Backcounty Trails that stretch across the area. If you are enjoying a stay in one of our stunning beachfront vacation rentals in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores area, be sure to check out this awesome local attraction!

2016-08-12T14:32:56-05:00August 12th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|

Sand Dune Preservation Along the Gulf Coast

Sand dunes serve an incredible purpose in preserving the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. They act as a line of defense against destructive weather and are formed by wave and wind action. As the sand begins to accumulate, different species of plants begin to grow that are adapted to the harsh beach environment and help stabilize the dunes. These plants include sea oats, the most popular and memorable beach plant along the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, beach elder, bitter panicum and Gulf bluestem. With the aid of sand dunes, the beaches just below our [...]

2016-08-10T14:24:54-05:00August 10th, 2016|Gulf Coast Blog|