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Cottages by the Bay - Family Tradition

Destin, FL
11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths

Military Appreciation

To show our appreciation for the United States Military, all Active Duty and Retired Military will SAVE on a stay with Southern using promo code MILITARY.

Offer expires 01/02/2025 and you must book your vacation between 11/05/2019 and 12/31/2025.
Family Tradition ~ Destin, Florida Vacation Home by Southern

Create a new vacation tradition with a stay at Family Tradition. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom Destin, Florida vacation home puts a modern twist on the old Florida family vacation home. Nestled within the wooded Cottages by the Bay, allow Family Tradition to bring you back to nature. 

When you stay at Family Tradition, bring along 12 of your friends or family members. Enjoy room to move around in this beautiful home, as it features a spacious layout. Cook meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. At Family Tradition, find quiet luxury, brilliant decor, forested setting, and even a fireplace. 

During your stay, walk across the street and enjoy Clement Taylor Park, complete with a playground and access to the bay. Feeling hungry? Then stroll to local favorites McGuire's or Dewey Destin's to dine out. For more activities and dining options in Destin, visit our Gulf Coast Guide. End your activity-filled day with a fire under bistro lights at the fire pit, located next to the community pool and mere steps away from Family Tradition.

Reserve your stay at Family Tradition today. Call or book online now!

Clean Coverlet Program: This property provides fresh and clean bed linens, including comforters and coverlets, laundered prior to every check-in.

  • Bed Sizes: 
    • Master Bedroom - King 
    • Second Bedroom - King 
    • Third Bedroom - King 
    • Fourth Bedroom - (5) Twins 
  • Fire pit available from October 1 - May 15.
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Don't forget to bring:
While Southern provides you an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, and trash bags to get you through your first 24 hours, we recommend you bring the following: paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, toiletries, hairdryer, napkins, condiments, spices, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, coffee and coffee filters, beach towels, umbrella, beach toys, sunscreen, and anything else you may need for your perfect vacation.
  • Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
  • TV (s)
  • Washer
  • Dryer


  • Walk In Shower
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Clean Coverlets - Every Reservation


  • Beach Access

Property Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Snowbird-Friendly
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Heating
  • Private Entrance
  • Linens Provided
  • Dining Room


  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Full Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware


  • Parking Available - Free

Resort/Shared Amenities

  • Community Grill-Gas
  • Community Fire Pit(s)

Nearby Activities

  • Beach (No Cars)
  • State Parks
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Boating
  • Beach
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping
  • Eco Tourism
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Bed Types

  • King Bed (s): 3
  • Twin Bed (s): 5


  • No Guests Under 25 w/o Parent

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