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A Corporate Retreat at Cottages by the Bay

A Corporate Retreat at Cottages by the Bay ~ Southern Vacation Rentals As we wrap up 2019, the new year is a great time 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 at the Cottages by the Bay? These beautiful homes in Destin, Florida 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 Cottages by the Bay now reflect a breathtaking showcase [...]

2020-01-07T22:07:23-06:00December 27th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Celebrate 2020 With a Southern Tradition

Celebrate the New Year with a Southern tradition - ham, black-eyed peas, and collard greens. It's said that dining on black-eyed peas as your first meal on New Year's Day brings luck and prosperity, and who can say no to that? The collard greens symbolize wealth, so add an extra helping onto your plate. The ham adds a rich, salty flavor and can be removed afterward if you don't want to eat it. The best part of this quick recipe is that you can make it in one pot [...]

2020-01-07T22:05:59-06:00December 20th, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

On Your Mark, Get Set, Run Into 2020!

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! Check out some upcoming races in Pensacola Beach, Orange Beach, Destin, and more. Find your next family event on our Gulf Coast Event Calendar [...]

2020-02-20T10:55:26-06:00December 20th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

New Year’s Fireworks in Destin

New Year's is right on our heels! Before we know it, we'll be ringing in 2020 and welcoming the start of a new year and a new decade all at once. If you're staying in Destin for New Year's, you're in luck as there are so many opportunities to see New Year's fireworks in Destin! From parties on the harbor to magnificent firework shows at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, you're in for a treat when you celebrate New Year's in Destin. And, if you haven't already made plans yet, book your Destin vacation rental for New Year's to experience a getaway [...]

2020-01-07T22:02:05-06:00December 16th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

What is Required in a Vacation Rental?

What is required in a vacation rental? Providing your guests with a memorable experience starts at making sure that your property is stocked with all of the necessities. It's the thoughtful, extra touches that make for positive reviews and happy repeat guests. And, any seasoned vacation rental owner will tell you that meeting guests' expectations is key! We want happy and repeat guests as much as you do, so when you join our vacation rental management program, we require that your property is furnished with the [...]

2020-01-07T21:58:28-06:00December 13th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Management|

Summer Activities on the Gulf Coast

We fully believe that there's no time like to present to plan your summer beach vacation, especially as availability begins to heat up! While you're planning, go ahead and schedule in some time for a beach activity. A beach activity is the best accompaniment to a beach vacation, since there are so many fun things you can do. If you crave adventure on your beach vacation, our Southern Perks partners are the best avenue to make it happen. Not only will you have access to enjoy [...]

2020-01-07T21:46:43-06:00December 9th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Stay in these Gulf Coast Vacation Homes for Christmas

Looking to get away for the holiday season? Booking one of our Gulf Coast vacation homes for Christmas will certainly earn you some brownie points with the whole family, in addition to crossing a beach vacation off your Christmas list. From large beachfront homes to cozy cottages in a quiet setting, these homes are exactly what you're looking for [...]

2020-01-07T21:43:55-06:00December 6th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Christmas Shopping on the Gulf Coast

For those who love to shop, there is no experience like shopping at the beach. And, with so many great options for shopping during your Gulf Coast beach vacation, you're likely to be leaving with more than you packed! Be sure to leave room in your suitcase when you come visit us, since these beach boutiques, malls, and outdoor shopping areas will show you the meaning of [...]

2020-01-07T21:40:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|