Your 2021 Travel Guide

How to Plan a Beach Vacation ~ Southern Vacation Rentals There are just three days left in 2020! We are looking forward to putting this year behind us and welcoming the next one. Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! For us, 2021 means the promise of more time together. More time for travel; more time with loved ones; more time catching up on the things we missed out on. And yes - more time planning a beach vacation! We are feeling optimistic about what's to come in 2021, and hope you are too. If you missed out on some of your [...]

2020-12-29T11:16:40-06:00December 28th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Recipe for Health and Prosperity

Our Favorite Recipe for Black-Eyed Pea Salsa ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Have you ever wondered why we eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day? Folklore says that, if eaten on New Year's Day, black-eyed peas bring about health and prosperity in the new year. We don't know about you, but after 2020, we could all use a little health and prosperity! It's also said that you should eat one black-eyed pea for every day of the year. Could you stomach 365 black-eyed peas? In an effort to make black-eyed peas a little more exciting this year, we're sharing our [...]

2020-12-29T14:39:20-06:00December 21st, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Run into 20201

Our Favorite Runs in Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and Gulf Shores ~ Southern Vacation Rentals We don't know about you, but we are ready to run into 2021 - literally! Some of our favorite runs in Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and Gulf Shores are slated for 2021, and we couldn't be more excited. If you're staying with us in the late winter and the spring, we encourage you to participate in these annual events. From scenic beach views to running for a good cause, there are a number of reasons to sign up! Throw your sneakers in your beach [...]

2020-12-18T16:03:08-06:00December 18th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Ring in 2021 at the Beach

New Year's Eve on Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Only 20 days left of 2020! It only seems fitting that we should start planning our New Year's Eve celebrations, right? We are ready to leave 2020 behind us and looking forward to bluer skies (and bluer water!) in 2021. And, what better place to celebrate New Year's Eve than on Pensacola Beach? This tranquil island town offers the best of both worlds: a relaxing beach feel with close proximity to a lively downtown scene. We know that it takes a little longer than usual to get downtown right [...]

2020-12-11T16:42:56-06:00December 11th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Calling Spring Brides in Destin

Our Favorite Wedding Accommodations in Destin ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Calling all Destin spring brides! Are you looking for wedding accommodations in Destin? Let our Cottages by the Bay be the answer. These eight beautiful vacation homes in Destin are the perfect place to host your family and guests, especially if you're saying "I do" at the Destin Bay House. With a location just across the street from the Bay House and close to many other area activities, you won't find a better place to stay than at the Cottages. Each Cottage sleeps anywhere from [...]

2020-12-08T14:05:49-06:00December 8th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Summer on Alabama’s Coast

Summer Vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Earlier this week, we shared some of our tips on planning your spring break in Panama City Beach. But, we know that some of you are starting to think about summer as well, so we wanted to share our secrets about planning the best summer vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. A summer on Alabama's coast is one of the best ways to spend summer, in our opinon, and we know you are sure to have a great time. Whether you come for a full week [...]

2020-12-04T16:39:53-06:00December 4th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

The Countdown to Warm Weather

Spring Break in Panama City Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's the first real cold snap of the year, and we're already finding ourselves dreaming about warm weather again. Fortunately, spring break will be here before we know it. The water begins to warm up, the sunshine is plentiful, and flip-flops are back in our beach bags. Not to mention, many of our favorite area activities begin to open up as well. If you've never been here in the springtime, then you'll definitely want to experience spring break in Panama City Beach. This family-friendly destination is packed with activities [...]

2020-12-04T15:06:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament ~ Southern Vacation Rentals For us, getting new Christmas ornaments for the tree is one of the most exciting parts of decorating. Of course, we love our ornaments that are passed down through the family, but adding a new ornament to the tree each year feels exciting. If you had an exceptionally memorable beach vacation this year, carry it into the holidays! Add a custom-framed photo from the beach to your tree this year. Our DIY Christmas ornament is easy to assemble and only requires a few extra tools. Luckily, you can easily find these at [...]

2020-11-23T16:44:30-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Gulf Coast Comfort Food

Easy Gumbo Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here on the Gulf Coast, we consider gumbo to be comfort food. If you're looking for a non-traditional dish to bring to your holiday dinner, this gumbo recipe is the way to go. Each gumbo recipe has four main stars: shrimp, sausage, roux, and a little bit of Cajun heat. Of course, you can always add more heat if you prefer. Normally we try and keep our Southern Scoop recipes quick and easy, but we must admit this gumbo recipe does take about an hour and a half to make. However, the [...]

2020-12-04T08:29:34-06:00November 20th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

White Christmas at the Beach

Planning a Holiday Vacation in Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Come home for the holidays on Pensacola Beach! Trade the snow for sand and experience a different kind of White Christmas this year. Planning a holiday vacation on Pensacola Beach ensures you and your family get the best of both worlds: a relaxing vacation to the beach and a fun new family tradition. If you are still in need of some inspiration for a holiday getaway, we've listed out five of our favorite vacation rentals in Pensacola Beach. From condos with resort-style amenities to homes with private pools [...]

2020-11-17T13:50:58-06:00November 16th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|