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Fitness on the Gulf Coast

Fitness events on the Gulf Coast are more popular than ever, since you can turn your marathon or triathlon into a beach vacation. What's not to love about that? For us, marathon season on the Gulf Coast kicks off with the Pensacola Double Bridge Run and carries all the way through the year. There's the Mullet Man Triathlon in Perdido Key in April, the 30A 10K in November, and so many more great fitness events all year long. [...]

2020-01-20T13:42:43-06:00January 20th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Spend Summer Vacation With Southern

If you ask us, there's no better time than the present to plan your summer vacation to the Gulf Coast! In fact, the earlier you plan, the better - that gives you plenty of time to scoop up that big, beautiful beach home you've had your eye on. Our reservations for summer are heating up, so go ahead and book soon to secure the best spot on the beach. [...]

2020-01-20T09:44:43-06:00January 17th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

The 2020 Pensacola Double Bridge Run

The race that kicks off the 2020 season is almost here – the 2020 Pensacola Double Bridge Run! We’re training hard for this race; how about you? This is one of the most popular races in the region, since over 3,000 people come to Pensacola to participate. [...]

2020-01-16T17:06:08-06:00January 13th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Spring Break on the Gulf Coast

We may only be 10 days into January, but Spring Break will be here before you know it! March and April are quickly becoming some of the most popular months to visit the Gulf Coast. With all of the exciting spring break vacation activities, we can’t say we disagree! One of our favorite places to stay for Spring Break is on 30A, the beautiful stretch of beach between Destin and Panama City Beach. [...]

2020-01-10T17:03:12-06:00January 10th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the new! In celebration with our 25th anniversary and the start of 2020, we are pleased to announce our new website. Full of several new innovative features, dynamic content, and more, our website is designed to enhance your experience when searching for Gulf Coast vacation rentals. Not to mention, we've included interactive map display results, detailed search filters [...]

2020-01-10T14:50:19-06:00January 8th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

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|