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10 Must-Have Beach Bag Items

Things to Pack in Your Beach Bag Spring is just around the corner! With only a few weeks until spring vacations start, now is the time to find the perfect beach bag and get it packed and ready to go. In no time at all, we'll be packing the coolers, loading up our cars, and getting ready to soak up some sun. If you need some inspiration or don't know where to start with your essentials, check out our list of things to pack in your beach bag. It features all of our favorite items from the best beach [...]

2021-02-19T11:40:56-06:00February 19th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Your Gulf Coast Family Reunion

Group Getaways in Destin and Gulf Shores We have you covered on vacation rentals for group getaways in Destin and Gulf Shores. Each of these areas is perfect for your Gulf Coast family reunion! With plenty of space to spread out and enjoy, each of these properties provides fantastic accommodations. Start planning your reunion today and create sweet Southern memories to last a lifetime. Once you decide on the best fit for your family, explore your destination with our Gulf Coast Guide. From dining and shopping to adventure and relaxation, Southern Vacation Rentals has you covered. You'll have an [...]

2021-02-12T15:25:06-06:00February 12th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Your Weekend Guide to Panama City Beach

An Area Guide to Visiting Panama City Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Have you been dreaming of visiting Panama City Beach lately? Boasting 27 miles of beach, high-rise resorts, and a plethora of fun activities, Panama City Beach remains a popular destination for travelers from all over. New upscale developments and an ever-growing landscape have helped redefine its image, transforming it into a haven for every type of vacationer. Whether you love to seek out adventure on vacation or are looking for ways to unwind and unplug, visiting Panama City Beach is sure to provide the vacation you need. [...]

2021-01-29T11:13:24-06:00January 29th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Visit Pensacola Beach in 2021

10 Reasons to Visit Pensacola Beach in 2021 Planning your 2021 getaway? We know just the place to be! Today we're sharing our top 10 reasons to visit Pensacola Beach in 2021, just in case you need some vacation inspiration. There are so many great reasons to visit this iconic slice of paradise, from its white quartz beaches to relaxing at your favorite Pensacola Beach vacation rental. What are some of your favorite reasons to visit? 1. Plan the Vacation You've Dreamed Of What better time to plan your dream vacation than the present? Kick [...]

2021-01-15T15:51:04-06:00January 15th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Book Your 2021 Family Reunion

Family Reunions in Destin & Gulf Shores Looking forward to reuniting with family at the beach this year? We are, too! There has never been a better time to start planning, either. Our big beach homes are typically some of the first ones that book for spring and summer this time of year, so you'll want to start planning now to secure your spot on the sand. If you have a large family that will require a lot of space, we recommend booking at Cottages by the Bay and Caribe Retreat for family reunions in Destin & Gulf Shores. [...]

2021-01-11T11:37:00-06:00January 11th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Travel More in 2021

Five Reasons to Travel More in 2021 We can already tell that 2021 is gearing up to be the year of travel. We're pulling our suitcases out of storage, dusting off our flip flops, and stocking up on the sunscreen. You probably don't need any persuading when it comes to booking your beach vacation rental this year, but if you do, we're sharing five reasons to travel more in 2021. 1. Make up for lost time together If you're like us, you sadly missed out on getting to see loved ones last year. We're hoping [...]

2021-01-08T16:47:58-06:00January 8th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

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|

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|

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|