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August 2012 Blog Posts


Labor Day Weekend Champs!

It's bitter sweet to celebrate the end of summer but we're making Labor Day a winning weekend here in Destin, Fla. With college football kicking off, we're all feeling a bit of our competitive spirit coming out. So get in the game with your own Destin Challenge!   Start with some healthy competition during a round of putt-putt golf at Big Kahuna's Waterpark (read)

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Shines

We are very thankful that Destin, Fla. has been spared a direct hit by Hurricane Isaac and our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors to the West. For those joining us for Labor Day Weekend, we're looking forward to a spectacular weekend filled with fun and entertainment. Summer 2012 ends with a weekend of family activities, free concerts, (read)

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watching Isaac

We have been closely watching the Weather Channel and the status of Tropical Storm Isaac. The current computer generated model shows TS Isaac making landfall between Mississippi and Louisiana coast on Tuesday. The eye of the storm is not projected to make landfall in Florida, however, we anticipate strong winds and high surf for Northwest Florida. (read)

Published on Monday, August 27, 2012

Act of Kindness

I would like to thank you very much for sending me my belongings back to me. This act of kindness shows me the great level of detail your company will perform to ensure your customers are completely satisfied. I am a long time customer of yours and will remain so for years to come. Thanks again, A. Cowan, Huntsville, AL (read)

Published on Friday, August 24, 2012

Topsail Hill State Park Adventures

In keeping with this week's theme, we are highlighting another of our favorite natural attractions in South Walton and Destin, FL. Topsail Hill State Preserve is one of the most pristine and diverse parks in the state. The park is home to three rare coastal dune lakes, 3.2 miles of pristine beaches, majestic dunes over 25 feet tall, old-growth long (read)

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Natural Attractions

Looking for activities beyond the beach? The Emerald Coast is rich with biodiversity and natural lands, making it ideal for eco-tourism. A recent Northwest Florida Daily News article highlighted some of the fun eco-tourism pursuits in our area and inspired us to create our own list. This week, we'll be highlighting some of our favorite nature-themed (read)

Published on Monday, August 20, 2012

Win a Beach Getaway!

We've kicked off our final contest of the summer! In partnership with Atlanta's Points North Magazine, we're giving away a beach vacation retreat to Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort .  One lucky winner will enjoy a four-day, three-night stay in a premier Destin vacation rental overlooking the emerald green waters of the gulf, while enjoying (read)

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

Hidden Dunes Receives Top Score!

Congratulations to our Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort   team for achieving a 5-star rating on "Talk of the Town" for 2012! We're thrilled that our on-site team has been recognized for their excellence in customer service!   The Talk of the Town team spends thousands of hours scouring the Internet to calculate businesses (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Best Pools for Olympic Size Fun

We've been thoroughly enjoying the 2012 Olympic Games, and watching Team USA swim for Gold has made us want to swim a lap or two of our own. So today we're highlighting some of our vacation rentals with pools that offer Olympic-size fun. South Walton:  Sanctuary at Redfish: Tiered (read)

Published on Thursday, August 9, 2012

Travel Tuesday Tip for Destin, FL

Our Twitter friends know that today is #TravelTuesday, which means it's the day to share travel tips. So in an effort to be a good neighbor, we're sharing our favorite tips to stretching your dollar during your next South Walton and Destin vacation: Love to shop : Be sure to go to our " Special Offers " page (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vine to Wine, Aug. 24

We think the beach and wine make a beautiful pairing. Lucky for us, South Walton and Destin, Florida are a Mecca for wine events and tastings. We're looking forward the Taste of the Beach kick-off event, Vine to Wine , in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on August 24, 2012 with all proceeds benefiting local children’s charities! The event will feature (read)

Published on Sunday, August 5, 2012

Birmingham Parent Enjoys the Emerald Coast

We recently worked with Carol Muse Evans at Birmingham Parent who has been vacationing with her family along the Emerald Coast for as long as she can remember. In fact, one of her favorite photos is of her son when he was just a boy at the Gulfarium. While much has changed in Destin, Florida, we are pleased that much has stayed the same as well. (read)

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2012

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