Gulf Coast Blog

2206, 2017

Things to Do on a Rainy Day During Vacation

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: |

Often, rainstorms result in water closings due to strong currents and rip tides. Once you book a Southern vacation home or condo in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama, you’re looking forward to blue skies and sunshine. Maybe even a little skim-boarding or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. The last thing you're hoping [...]

2006, 2017

Free Movies from Panama City Beach to Destin

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Settle in for movie night in a whole new way. Summertime is synonymous with movie time. Some of the biggest blockbusters make their way to the silver screen each summer. And on the Emerald Coast, there are several ways you can make the most of movie night with these free movies. Live Theater [...]

1506, 2017

Three Cool Ice Cream Shops Paired with Three Hot Properties

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

Is there any more iconic summer treat than ice cream? We don't think so. To make it easy to find the best ice cream shops in Destin and South Walton, we've paired three hot properties with three cool ice cream shops. A MidSummer’s Night Dream + Bruster’s Located in the Crystal Beach community of Destin, [...]

1206, 2017

Views for Days in Orange Beach Condos

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

There are condos with views. Then there are Orange Beach condos with views that take your breath away. Phoenix on the Bay 1410 and Phoenix on the Bay II 2810 do just that. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, these Orange Beach condos comfortably accommodate four to six people. Outfitted with modern furnishings and floor [...]

806, 2017

The Largest Artificial Reef in the World is Where?

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Pensacola Beach is home to the largest artificial reef in the world. (Photo courtesy of Visit Pensacola.) Pensacola Beach makes the ranks as a top vacation destination, thanks to its pristine shoreline, emerald water, and family friendly attractions. But did you know there’s even more to explore beneath the water’s surface? Pensacola Beach [...]

206, 2017

Casa del Agua Is The Epitome of Coastal Charm

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: |

We. Are. In. Love. Casa del Agua, the newest 30A vacation home,  is one of the cutest beach cottages we’ve ever seen. Talk about charm. Where do we start? The pergola, the cedar shingles, the wood-tiled ceiling, the subway tiles? Alright, fine, we’ll start with the fact that Casa del Agua is in Seacrest Beach—one of [...]

3105, 2017

How To Avoid Service Fees with HomeAway & VRBO

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

When you book vacation rentals in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama on a major website like VRBO or HomeAway, you pay steep service fees. While you may not be aware of these fees up front, you’ll likely get a dose of sticker shock upon check-out. That's when they add fees to the total price of [...]

2505, 2017

Cottages by the Bay Are Unveiled in Destin!

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

You know when you went on vacation and stayed in a home so charming, so ideal that you told all your friends and family back home you may never return? Remember asking them to ship all of your belongings while you grabbed a change of address form? Get ready to experience that feeling all over [...]

1905, 2017

Fort Walton Beach Condos You Need to Book Right Now

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

The type of vacation condo you choose depends on your type of travel. Is it an adults-only getaway or a family vacation?  No matter what beach accommodation you’re looking for, Southern Vacation Rentals has exactly what you need when it comes to Fort Walton Beach condos. When You Want A Couple’s Luxury Getaway For a [...]

1805, 2017

Plan Your Summer Bucket List Now!

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means. Summer is here! So it’s time to start planning your summer bucket list. At Southern Rentals & Real Estate, we’re already packing the sunscreen and beach towels and getting ready for two months of water-filled adventure. Don’t let August sneak up and [...]

1205, 2017

Four Vacation Homes Perfect for a Mother’s Day Getaway

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Scrambling to figure out what to do for Mother’s Day this year? Southern has you covered. You can still book these beautiful vacation homes in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama today! We’ve handpicked some of the most beautiful beach homes across the region for your last-minute Mother’s Day getaway! Panama City Beach No question, mom [...]

1105, 2017

The Richest Fishing Tournament in Destin Returns!

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , , |

The richest fishing tournament in Destin kicks off this June and Southern is proud to offer vacation homes and condos to anglers and spectators! From June 21-25, the 15th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic takes place at the Baytowne Marina in Destin. This isn’t just another marlin tournament. It’s one of the most highly anticipated [...]

2704, 2017

Every Event This May, Plus 20% Off

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

It’s always a great time to visit the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama, but May is an extraordinarily beautiful time of year. Need a little more motivation? How about this: you can save 20% on your vacation home or condo when you stay by May 25. Plus some of the most eagerly-anticipated events [...]

2104, 2017

Beach Homes on Sale! Get Your Promo Code Now!

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Our spring savings mean you can plan your best beach vacation yet! When you reserve your beach stay for April or May, save up to 25% on our beautiful beach homes and condos. Right now, use promo codes APRIL25 or MAY20 to book your stay. If you can’t decide which of our 1,300+ homes or [...]

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