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Planning a Fall Family Reunion in Gulf Shores

Planning a Fall Family Reunion in Gulf Shores ~ Southern Vacation Rentals With fall in full swing on the Gulf Coast, there's never been a better time to get together with family. After all, Thanksgiving and Christmas always bring everyone together! Whether you're planning a holiday trip to the beach or just looking for some time to reconnect with the family, our vacation homes in Gulf Shores have exactly what you need. Spacious accommodations and incredible amenities like private pools, beach walkovers, and luxurious touches make these homes perfect for your fall family reunion in Gulf Shores. Take a [...]

2019-12-23T19:32:54-06:00November 1st, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Tips for Planning a Spring Vacation to Destin

Tips for Planning a Spring Vacation to Destin ~ Southern Vacation Rentals The fall air is just starting to turn crisp and November is nearly here, but a spring vacation is at the front of our minds. Where are we excited to go for spring vacation? Destin, of course! This slice of the Gulf Coast is so beautiful in the springtime - the water shines bright shades of crystal blue, the weather is perfect, and everyone seems to be shaking off the dredges of winter to get ready for a fresh, new season. Plus, this is [...]

2019-12-23T20:30:24-06:00October 30th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Fun Holiday Events in Pensacola, Destin, and More ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Events

Fun Holiday Events in Pensacola, Destin, and More ~ The Southern Scoop's Featured Events With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, we've got the holidays on the brain! There's never been a better time to start planning your beach vacation. There are so many fun holiday events, in Pensacola, Destin, and all along the Gulf Coast that we're sure it will be hard to decide just where to begin! If you're adventerous, you can stay all across the Gulf Coast in your Pensacola Beach vacation rental for two nights, then two nights in Fort Walton Beach, two nights [...]

2020-02-19T15:58:15-06:00October 25th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Best Mac & Cheese in Destin

The Best Mac & Cheese in Destin ~ The Southern Scoop’s Recipe of the Month Everyone - and we mean everyone - has their own take on macaroni & cheese. Some like it baked, some like it straight out of the pot, and some like it broiled with breadcrumbs and parmesan on top. It's one of those recipes that's extremely personal and fun to pass down. The beautiful thing about mac & cheese is that you can make it a hundred different ways and it'll be different every single time. We love discovering new ways to enjoy mac & [...]

2020-02-18T11:25:27-06:00October 21st, 2019|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Fall Wine Festivals on 30A

Fall Wine Festivals on 30A ~ Southern Vacation Rentals One of our favorite things about October on the Gulf Coast? Festival season! We shamelessly love all of the fall wine festivals in 30A, shrimp festivals in Gulf Shores, and seafood festivals in Destin and Pensacola Beach. What more could you ask for? With clear blue skies and warm water, there's never been a better time to get away to the Gulf Coast. This is also an excellent time to plan your girls' trip to 30A, Destin, Pensacola Beach, or Gulf Shores. A wine festival is the perfect chance to [...]

2019-10-14T19:02:20-05:00October 14th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

How to Plan A Beach Vacation to the Gulf Coast

How to Plan a Beach Vacation to the Gulf Coast ~ Southern Vacation Rentals The time has come to plan your beach vacation! We bet you're already dreaming about sun, sand, and sea. The beach is calling, and you're headed there! But wait - before you can pack your beach bag, you'll need to get all your ducks in a row. That means deciding on your budget, choosing your destination, party size, and more. Don't worry, we're here to help! Consider this your official guide on how to plan a beach vacation to the Gulf Coast. It's a lot [...]

2019-10-11T15:56:47-05:00October 11th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Music Festivals on the Gulf Coast

The Best Gulf Coast Music Festivals ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Music festivals are popular all across the country, from Coachella in California to Bonnaroo in Tennessee. But did you know that some of the best music festivals are right here on the Gulf Coast? That's right! Florida & Alabama's Gulf Coast is home to some of the best music festivals, including the 30A Songwriters' Festival and Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. We have to say, there's little that's better than gathering with friends under the sun while listening to your favorite music. With festivals happening all year long from [...]

2019-10-07T14:06:51-05:00October 7th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

How to Plan Your Holiday Party

How to Plan Your Holiday Party ~ Southern Vacation Rentals The holidays are fast approaching! Now is the time to start planning your holiday party, whether you're coordinating for your family or for your team at work. While it may seem daunting, planning a holiday party is actually a lot easier than you may think! Plus, if you plan ahead, you can secure your venue and make sure all of the little details in place. Learn how to plan your holiday party with our quick and easy steps, so you can start focusing on celebrating with your loved ones [...]

2019-10-04T21:56:15-05:00October 4th, 2019|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

All About Lionfish Removal in Pensacola Beach

All About Lionfish Removal in Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals You may have seen lionfish in a fish tank in an office building, but did you know these beautiful fish are actually harmful to our waters? That's right; in recent years, their population has quickly taken over the Florida Panhandle. They pose an overwhelming thread to the reefs that local fish rely on, making them one of the area's largest predators. Outside of their native habitat, they have no known predators, hence why they thrive in our waters. They also populate quickly, with female lionfish releasing around 2 [...]

2019-09-30T16:51:16-05:00September 30th, 2019|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|