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Real Estate Market Showing Positive Trends in Destin and South Walton

Real Estate Market Showing Positive Trends in Destin and South Walton

Like the Gulf Coast’s tidal conditions, the Destin real estate market is in a constant state of change. Fortunately, recent trends show a rising tide lifting all boats. According to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR), real estate sales along Florida's Emerald Coast in 2015 increased 16.1 percent over the previous year.  In addition, reports from ECAR show increased demand with the average number of cumulative days for listings on market decreasing from 150 days in December 2014 to 140 days in... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016


It's Time to Plan Your Summer Beach Vacation

Its Time to Plan Your Summer Beach Vacation

While it feels like summer is a long way off, Memorial Day is just weeks away! Now is the time to start planning your summer beach vacation to South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re just beginning to look for the perfect  Destin vacation rental or you're ready to start planning activities while you’re here, now is the time to start coordinating your beach getaway. The team at Newman-Dailey is here to help making planning fun and easy! Here are our tips:  Tip 1: Timing is everything Step one is to select... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016


Window Wednesday - Amalfi Coast

Window Wednesday  Amalfi Coast

This week we’re celebrating international-inspired rentals in anticipation of the vintners from around the globe who be visiting South Walton later this month for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction. During April 28-May 1, South Walton will become the epicenter of the wine world and we'll celebrate three days of exceptional wine, culinary offerings and live music. Today’s Window Wednesday spotlights Amalfi 314B, which was inspired by the peaceful resort town on the scenic Amalfi... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016


South Walton’s Ultimate Wine Weekend, April 28-May1

South Waltons Ultimate Wine Weekend, April 28May1

South Walton is definitely where you’d rather be the last weekend of April if you love wine, culinary delights, spirits, exclusive trips and more. South Walton becomes the epicenter of the wine world, as the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction bring together a dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers, chefs and entertainers. These celebrity guests come together in Miramar Beach, Fla. to wine, dine, educate, and entertain all for a great cause... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016


Destin's Quiet Surf is a Relaxing Oasis

Destins Quiet Surf is a Relaxing Oasis

Some of our favorite beach days in Destin are when the surf is quiet and gently lapping the shore, which inspired today’s Window Wednesday. Those who love the beach will delight in the relaxing oasis at Quiet Surf II #2 townhome, one of Newman-Dailey’s premier Destin vacation rentals. Quiet Surf II #2 recently underwent renovation and enjoys new décor and a fresh design. The living space is simply gorgeous and its location overlooking the beach is dreamy. The crisp white kitchen and shabby chic living room look out... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Whole Foods Market Opens In Destin, April 20

Whole Foods Market Opens In Destin, April 20

As promised, we're keeping you updated with details regarding the  Whole Foods Market coming to Destin, Florida. Yes, we're excited to report that the nation’s leading natural and organic food retailer is opening a store in Destin on April 20, 2016. The 35,520-square-footstore will be located at 4402 Legendary Drive, just east of Destin Commons.     Every Whole Foods Market is unique in that it represents the community it serves. Some of the Destin gems include:   The Lucky Catch Bar and Bites ,... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016


Tax Day Blues – Let a Destin Vacation Lift Your Spirits

Tax Day Blues – Let a Destin Vacation Lift Your Spirits

Tax day is coming quickly, which often results in the Tax Day blues. A great way to lift your spirits is with a Destin vacation and the Emerald Coast’s best spirits (the kind you order at a bar.) At Newman-Dailey, we are skilled at making people happy and one way is with great recommendations. Here’s our suggestions for some of the best liquid spirits at our favorite South Walton and  Destin restaurants : Vue on 30A Our friends at the Vue on 30A know that craft cocktails are trending and they have upped their game... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016


Relax and Play in Blue Surf in Destin

Relax and Play in Blue Surf in Destin

What’s better than relaxing and playing in the blue surf in Destin? Staying at Blue Surf 15B with the relaxing sounds of the Gulf just outside your door.  Just steps from the beach, Blue Surf 15B is a cozy beachside Townhome in Destin, Florida. Guests staying at Blue Surf 15B will enjoy a comfortable two-bedroom vacation rental that sleeps up to 7 guests. The private second floor balconywith views of the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the surf. The property includes a large pool, shuffle... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016


What’s New in Destin, Florida for 2016

Whats New in Destin, Florida for 2016

As we kick off the 2016 beach season, many of our guests are asking what’s new in Destin and South Walton this season. Great question! So we’ve polled our team and industry contacts and here’s some of the new things to do in Destin for 2016: Lulu’s Jelly Jump Lucy Buffet is always looking for ways to have more fun. We were thrilled when she opened Lulu’s Destin last fall and now she’s adding a new activity. The Jellyfish Jumper is LuLu's Destin newest attraction. Children (and adults) that are over 42 inches and under... Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016


MKAF in Destin Hosts Tribute to ABBA, April 9

MKAF in Destin Hosts Tribute to ABBA, April 9

More music news! Destin will celebrate the sounds of the 70's as the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts a tribute to ABBA. The live performance will be held on April 9 at 7 p.m. at the  Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village off Commons Drive. The tribute band, ABBAFAB is making its Northwest Florida debut performing a spectatcular multi-media tribute to the iconic ‘70s-era band. The live performance will be high energy and feature chart-topping hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s such as “Mama Mia,” “Dancing Queen, “SOS,” “... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016