Barbecue Safety Tips ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Tip of the Month
Barbecue Safety Tips ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Beach Tip of the Month We don't know about you, but the second the weather gets warm we can't wait to fire up the grill. Nothing says "summer" more than the smell of burgers and brats on the grill! If you've booked a vacation rental on the beach that comes with a grill, then knowing how to safely operate your grill is paramount. Whether it's a charcoal or gas grill, knowing the dos and don'ts of summer grilling will keep you safe! We've compiled the best barbecue safety tips from grillmasters that [...]
Best Places to Buy a Beach House
Best Places to Buy a Beach House ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you're thinking about buying a beach house, there has never been a better time to take the plunge. Some of the best places to buy a beach house are found right here on the Gulf Coast! According to BiggerPockets, these markets all have some of the best returns on investment (ROI) for short-term vacation rentals. Buying a second home to use as a vacation rental is a large investment, so it's important to consider factors like cap rate, home cost, and median annual gross rental revenue. In [...]
Panama City Beach in July
Panama City Beach in July ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Thinking about paying a visit to Panama City Beach in July? This is one of our favorite times of year to visit this slice of the Gulf Coast. Not only are there local events in Panama City Beach, but there are also lots of fun activities to try out. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite Panama City Beach, Florida vacation rentals as well as accompanying activities. Whether you're looking for a fun-filled day at Shipwreck Island or a thrilling helicopter tour, this is the place to do [...]
Visit Our Navarre Beach Vacation Homes This Summer!
Visit Our Navarre Beach Vacation Homes This Summer! ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Summer is here! The sun is shining, the skies are clear, and the water is warmer than ever. It is also a great time to pack your beach bag and head to the Gulf Coast for the summer season. If you're frequently staying in places like Destin, Panama City Beach, or even Orange Beach why not change it up this year? For the ultimate rest and relaxation, book yourself (and your family!) one of our Navarre Beach vacation homes. If you've never visited Navarre Beach, Florida, then [...]
Best Places to Watch Fireworks on July 4th
Best Places to Watch Fireworks on July 4th ~ Southern Vacation Rentals When we think about the 4th of July, naturally we think red, white, and blue, barbecue, and fireworks. Fireworks are a key component in this patriotic celebration, dating all the way back before the first Independence Day fireworks display in Philadelphia in 1777. That's right - fireworks can be traced all the way back to 200 B. C. in China's Han Dynasty, where bamboo stalks were roasted until the air inside exploded. They have since progressed to magnificent displays of light and color and typically draw large [...]
Should My Rental be Pet-Friendly?
Should My Rental Be Pet-Friendly? ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Whether you are a new or existing homeowner, the decision to make your home pet-friendly can be a difficult one. If at any point you've wondered, "should my rental be pet-friendly?" then we've got some helpful ways to break down this question. There are a few considerations to make, including: Homeowners association (HOA) rules Wear and tear of your property Fees and revenue You must also consider the revenue standpoint of making your rental pet-friendly. If the return on investment is there, then it's a great decision to make. As [...]
Father’s Day Activities at the Beach
Father's Day Activities at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 16th! Are you prepared? If you ask us, there couldn't be a better time of year for Father's Day as there are so many fun things you can do in the summertime with Dad. Whether your dad is a foodie, a fisherman, or an avid outdoorsman, the Gulf Coast has no shortage of Father's Day activities at the beach. Go ahead and plan your beach vacation in 30A, Fort Walton Beach, Orange Beach, or wherever Dad likes to go - the [...]