Treat Yourself to a Beach Vacation (& Where to Go, Too)

Oftentimes, when someone is looking to go on vacation, one of their first dream destinations is the beach. We can’t say we blame them! A little bit of sun, sand, and saltwater can cure even the most stressed out person. There is truly no better way to relax and unplug than at the beach.

Spending some time at the beach also delivers a number of health benefits, including an increase in vitamin D from a few minutes of sun exposure (with SPF, of course!). Did you know the sand acts as a natural exfoliant? Exfoliating leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and free of dead skin cells that clog your pores (we know, gross). Plus, there is no better nap than a nap after spending time at the beach!  So, delete your work email off your phone for a week and treat yourself to a beach vacation! Check out some of our favorite beachside homes and condos below — as an added bonus, these are available for summer and are sure to be the answer to your next beach vacation.

She Sells Seashells – Pensacola Beach

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Experience the best of both worlds at She Sells Seashells, a five-bedroom home with room for 15 guests! The Gulf of Mexico is located right across the street, so you can head over to swim at any time. Or, take a swim in the home’s private pool and soak up some sun on the pool deck. Views of the Santa Rosa Sound are also visible from the opposite end of the home. Enjoy two private balconies along with an observation deck at an elevation of 40 feet. One of our favorite features is the kitchen; a stunning display of luxury with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances along with a spacious island and custom cabinetry and lighting. The second story porch swing is a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Meanwhile, the third-floor deck offers an outdoor dining table along with lots of plush seating. This is sure to be one home you’ll be hard-pressed to leave!

View more of our Pensacola Beach vacation homes and condos here.

Seawind 1601 – Gulf Shores

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Yes – the water really does look like that! Step out onto your own private balcony at Seawind 1601 to catch views as far as the eye can see. This three bedroom, two bathroom condo can sleep up to eight guests, so it’s perfect if you’re traveling with family or friends. Discover additional balcony access from the master bedroom. We think you’ll love the kitchen as much as we do, with its dark wood cabinets, granite countertops, and state of the art stainless steel appliances. It’s perfect for preparing snacks for the beach, or even showing off your culinary skills! Plus, that light fixture is sure to take your breath away! Meanwhile, Seawind’s resort-style amenities include a beachfront pool, a separate indoor/outdoor pool, and even a pool for the kids to splash around in. An on-site fitness center, sauna, and hot tub make it a popular destination spot.

Check out more of our Gulf Shores vacation rentals here.

Prominence North 103B – 30A

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Scenic 30A is both a hidden treasure and popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The best part about 30A are all the beach communities; you’ll find something different around every corner! Head down to Inlet Beach to vacation at Prominence North 103B, a luxurious three bedroom condo designed for group getaways of seven. You’ll love the sleek, modern design with touches of coastal charm. The kitchen is a luxury in its own, with a gorgeous tiled backsplash, granite countertops, and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you’ll find the three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. We love the master suite, with an expansive window and adjoining bathroom. The bathroom offers dual vanity sinks – perfect for his and hers accessories – and a spacious walk-in shower. Prominence North is home to a variety of community amenities, including a zero entry pool, outdoor picnic area, and fitness facility. Did we mention nearby beach access?

For more beach inspiration, check out our vacation homes and condos on 30A here.

Alerio B403 – Destin

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Not too far away from Destin’s sandy shores lies Alerio B403. Nestled in Miramar Beach, this three bedroom, two bathroom condo is the ideal getaway for eight guests. Bring your friends! Family! Just the thought of relaxing in those rocking chairs melts away some of our stress. Find small touches of luxury throughout, including granite countertops throughout along with sleek appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchen. The master bathroom is breathtaking on its own, outfitted with dual vanity sinks, a massive walk-in shower, and a garden tub perfect for soaking. The coastal decor found throughout will always remind you that you’re at the beach! Plus, the amenities here are some of our favorites: an outdoor picnic center, pool, and a splash pad that lights up at night.

Ready for a beach vacation? See more of our Destin vacation rentals here.

We hope we’ve inspired you to treat yourself to a beach vacation! When you’re ready to hit the waves, our team is here to help.