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Southern Shrimp & Grits ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Recipe of the Month

Southern Shrimp & Grits ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe of the Month Welcome back to the Southern Scoop's Featured Recipe of the Month! This time around, we're bringing you our classic Southern Shrimp & Grits Recipe. If you've spent any time in the South, then you'll know two things: we love shrimp, and we love grits. Even more, we love when they come together to create a perfect dish. Everyone has their opinion about the best place to get shrimp and grits - Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, The Fish House in Pensacola (ask for the "World-Famous [...]

2020-02-19T08:52:43-06:00February 25th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Road Trips 101 ~ The Southern Scoop’s Travel Tip of the Month

Road Trips 101 ~ The Southern Scoop's Travel Tip of the Month Start off your next vacation on the right foot with the Southern Scoop's Travel Tip of the Month: Road Trips 101. Nothing puts the "brakes" on a fun-filled trip to the beach with your family worse than a vehicle issue. A few simple steps before you hit the road can be the difference between an early check-in and cutting a day off your vacation. You leave work, everyone's bags are already packed, and the family is waiting for you to return home from work to get on [...]

2020-02-19T09:50:44-06:00February 25th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Where to Stay for Spring Break

Where to Stay for Spring Break ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Spring break is fast approaching, and reservations are filling up! There are just a few weeks left to secure your spot on the sand. If you haven't booked your vacation rental yet, don't worry, as there are still options for you to choose from. For those of you who need vacation inspiration, we've picked out four homes across four of our areas that we think you'll love. Simply follow the links to see more pictures and information. Then, when you're ready to book, you can reserve the home online [...]

2019-02-22T22:17:26-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Beachfront Weddings in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Beachfront Weddings in Gulf Shores, Alabama~ Southern Vacation Rentals We've written before about how the Destin Bay House is one of our favorite places to get married in Destin, Florida, but there are so many other great places to say "I do" as well! We offer a small selection of homes for events in Destin, Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach, and Gulf Shores! In fact, two of our homes in Gulf Shores are the perfect size for weddings and any kind of event. For beachfront weddings in Gulf Shores, Caribe Retreat and Summer Breeze are our top picks. At Caribe [...]

2019-02-18T22:24:27-06:00February 18th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Qualities to Look for in a Property Manager

What to Look for in a Property Manager ~ The Business Blog ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you're a property owner who's been shopping around for a manager? Then consider this the unofficial guide for what to look for in a property manager. Picking the right property manager is key, as this person is responsible for making sure your every aspect of your home is running smoothly. From following marketing trends to area knowledge, to even being a strong communicator, the right property manager is well-versed in a variety of tactics to help your home see the highest return. [...]

2019-02-15T19:22:22-06:00February 15th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Management|

A Romantic Valentine’s Day Vacation

Plan Your Gulf Coast Valentine's Day Vacation ~ Southern Vacation Rentals There are just three days left until Valentine's Day! If you're falling in line with tradition, then you'll likely want to do dinner, chocolates; something special. However, don't you think it's time to switch it up? This year, don't join the hordes of people rushing to the store at the last minute for flowers and chocolate. Give the gift of a memory that will last a lifetime with a Valentine's day vacation! Since Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, why not take an extended weekend to [...]

2019-02-11T17:37:25-06:00February 11th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Snowbirds – Will We See You in 2020?

2020 Snowbird Rentals ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Snowbirds - will we see you in 2020? Beat the migration and book your favorite Gulf Coast vacation rental before you return to the snow. It may be February but we still have mild weather, lots of sunshine, and better yet - no ice, no snow, and no freezing temps! There's never been a better time to book your 2020 snowbird rentals while you're still down south. Just make sure you call the number at the top of the screen to secure your snowbird rental for 2020! In addition to the lovely [...]

2020-02-05T12:08:31-06:00February 8th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Beach Safety Tips ~ By Southern

Beach Safety Tips ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Welcome to the beach! Let's start your vacation off with our beach safety tips. Maybe this is your first time traveling to the Gulf Coast or maybe your first time to the beach ever. You've heard about beach safety, marine wildlife, or sunburn so bad you can barely move let alone go back to the beach (check out this quick fix for that!). Oftentimes the flags will change colors what seems by the day, but don't worry! All of this information isn't as confusing as it seems. Here at Southern, we've got you [...]

2020-02-18T11:08:24-06:00February 4th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Group Travel in Gulf Shores

Things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you planning a group getaway to Gulf Shores this year? This exciting slice of coastal paradise on Alabama's Gulf Coast offers no shortage of fun. From local color at iconic restaurants to classic Gulf Shores landmarks and everything in between, this is the place to visit if you're traveling with a group. To get the scoop on some of the best things to do in Gulf Shores, we asked a local about some of the best places to go during your stay. Read on for our top [...]

2019-02-01T21:30:27-06:00February 1st, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|