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Why You Should Say “I Do” at the Destin Bay House

Why You Should Say "I Do" at the Destin Bay House in Destin, Florida ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's no secret that our beaches are one of the best vacation spots around. Did you also know they're a great place to tie the knot? One of our favorite places to say "I do" is at the Destin Bay House in Destin, Florida. This waterfront wedding venue sits right on Choctawhatchee Bay's sparkling blue waters, providing your guests with a view they aren't sure to ever forget. The 4,000 sqft. Bay-front lawn and white sand beach are also ideal spots to [...]

2018-12-31T17:00:04-06:00December 31st, 2018|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

DIY Travel Cord Kit ~ The Southern Scoop’s DIY of the Month

DIY Travel Cord Kit ~ The Southern Scoop’s DIY of the Month How many times have you gone on vacation and forgotten your charger for your laptop, tablet, or phone, or even your headphones? Or, you've tossed all your cords in your bag before leaving, only to find them a tangled mess upon arrival? We've got the solution to your problem with our DIY travel cord kit! Not only is the DIY travel cord kit useful for traveling, but it's also handy for simply keeping your cords organized at home. All of the items below can be found at [...]

2020-02-19T13:10:06-06:00December 27th, 2018|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Southern Black Eyed Peas & Blackened Fish ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month

Southern Black-Eyed Peas & Blackened Fish ~ The Southern Scoop's Recipe of the Month We all know the old Southern tradition: the first food eaten on New Year's Day should be black-eyed peas to bring luck and prosperity in the new year. This year, we put our own Southern twist on this classic dish and paired it with blackened fish. Blackened fish is quick, easy, and a healthy way to kickstart your New Year's resolutions. When it comes to the black-eyed peas, bring out maximum flavor by incorporating chicken broth and ham hocks. For the fish, we recommend using a [...]

2020-02-19T09:01:15-06:00December 27th, 2018|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Don’t Walk – Run to Your New Year’s Resolutions ~ The Southern Scoop’s Area Highlights

Best Gulf Coast Runs in 2019 ~ The Southern Scoop's Area Highlights For most of us, the promise of a new year means we'll finally keep up with our fitness resolutions. If marathons and 5Ks are more your style, then you're in luck, as the Gulf Coast is teeming with options all across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Just pick a spot, lace up your shoes, and get ready to hit the ground! Read on below for some of the best Gulf Coast runs in 2019, and find your next family event on our Gulf Coast Event Calendar! Coastal Alabama's Run [...]

2018-12-24T10:30:00-06:00December 24th, 2018|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

A Corporate Retreat at Cottages by the Bay

A Corporate Retreat in Destin, Florida's Cottages by the Bay ~ Southern Vacation Rentals As 2018 winds down, you're likely looking to reward your team on all of their hard work over the course of the year. What better way to show appreciation for your team than with a corporate retreat in Destin, Florida? The Cottages by the Bay are the perfect place to make that happen. Located within walking distance of local nightlife, the Cottages by the Bay consist of seven beautifully-restored homes ideal for any size group. Originally built as fishermen's cottages in the mid-20th century, the [...]

2018-12-21T10:30:21-06:00December 21st, 2018|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Gulf Coast Fishing

Best Places to Fish in Destin, Gulf Shores, Pensacola Beach, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Nothing says summer like fishing out on our beautiful blue waters. Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama's beaches are a fisherman's paradise since the waters are teeming with cobia, tuna, marlin, snapper, and more. Scheduling a fishing charter during a summer vacation is one of our favorite activities. No matter which of our areas you're vacationing in, the opportunities for great fishing are endless! Read on below to discover some of the best places to fish in Destin, Orange Beach, Panama City Beach, and [...]

2018-12-17T18:03:39-06:00December 17th, 2018|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Point Central Smart Home Technology

The Business Blog ~ Point Central Smart Home Technology ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here at Southern, we're all about working smarter. The more efficient our processes, the better! That's why we're investing in Point Central Smart Home Technology. By putting Point Central Smart Home Technology in all of our properties, we're increasing your home's value. Improving security, reducing energy costs, and operational efficiency are just a few of the ways Point Central works to keep things in top shape. Read on below for just a few of the ways Point Central works to improve every aspect of your home. [...]

2018-12-14T21:30:10-06:00December 14th, 2018|Gulf Coast Blog, Management|

Best Places to Rent a Paddleboard

Best Places to Rent a Paddleboard ~ Southern Vacation Rentals For the adventure traveler, there's nothing like getting out and experiencing the beauty of our areas during spring break. Plentiful sunshine, warm weather, and perfect conditions - what else could you ask for? Paddleboarding is a fun activity that has become so popular across the Gulf Coast. Anybody can try stand-up paddleboarding, no matter your age or ability level! This low-impact workout is great for building strength across the core, arms, legs, and back. It also helps center your mind as you focus on the beauty of the surrounding area. [...]

2018-12-10T20:07:45-06:00December 10th, 2018|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Home for the Holidays? We’re “Already There!”

Already There in Destin for Christmas! ~ Southern Vacation Rentals We're already counting down the days until Christmas! The presents are bought and the tree has been trimmed, but there's just one thing left to do: book your Christmas vacation to the beach! Planning such a trip doesn't have to be stressful. With all the holidays can pile on, who wants the stress of planning a vacation? Not us! This year, leave the planning to us. Stay at Already There in Destin, one of our favorite vacation homes right here on the coast. Don't miss out on an opportunity [...]

2018-12-07T21:03:37-06:00December 7th, 2018|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Where to Enjoy Christmas Dinner on the Beach

Christmas Dinner on the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals With Christmas just 22 days away, we can only imagine that your preparations are in full swing! If you're headed down to the beach for a Christmas getaway, you've probably made all the necessary arrangements - and that includes preparing a Christmas dinner. Did you know many local restaurants are offering Christmas dinner on the beach? Your visit to the Gulf Coast includes so many fabulous culinary options, so take a night off! Read below for some of our favorite options for a Christmas dinner on the beach! 30A Local [...]

2018-12-03T18:24:41-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Adventure, Food, Gulf Coast Blog|