Gulf Coast Blog
If you’ve ever taken a vacation to the beaches of the Gulf Coast then you already know we have some excellent restaurants, concert venues and beach bars where you can hang out. But, did you know we have some of the best in Florida?
That’s right, according to FloridaBeachBar.com we have not just one of the Top 10 Florida Beach Bars for 2013 but three! Coming in at number 10 is the Sandshaker Lounge. Located near our condo rentals at Beach Club in Pensacola Beach, the SandShaker Lounge is know for it’s live music and famous Bushwacker beverage. Next on the list at number 6 is the Flora-Bama Lounge in Perdido Key. This famous beach bar is walking distance from many of our vacation rentals in Perdido Key such as Mediterranean condos and Spanish Key. Well-known for events such as the Interstate Mullet Toss, as well as great food and entertainment, this is a must-visit.
Rounding out the best beach bars along Florida’s Gulf Coast is another great Pensacola Beach Bar, Paradise Bar & Grill. This waterfront localtion has made the list three year’s running and looks out over the Santa Rosa Sound and not the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy sports, sand and sun in addition to awesome drinks and food. What are you favorite beach bars along our coast?
We’ve partnered with our friends over in Panama City Beach to bring you an awesome opportunity. All you need to do is “Like” Panama City Beach on Facebook and then re-pin 5 pins of your choice to your personal Pinterest boards. We highly recommend pinning a couple of our great condo and beach shots!
So, what can you win? Well, first off, we’re going to put you up in an awesome condo in Panama City Beach. When you aren’t enjoying the beach and resort amenities you will have the opportunity to see a show at Gulf World, take paddleboard lessons, enjoy an evening sunset boat ride and so much more from additional contest partners. Oh, and did we mention you will also be traveling in style thanks to a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card? Enter today!
Southern Vacation Rentals is proud to have our very own mobile app called Go Southern. If you’re planning a vacation to the Gulf Coast this summer be on the lookout for your official invitation to this awesome piece of vacation technology!
If you have vacationed with us recently then you have probably heard about our Go Southern app, which is available for Apple and Android phones, as well as on your computer desktop and as a PDF printout. So, what will you find in the app? Well, it’s a great planning tool. Surf through our different beaches to see the best area attractions, restaurants, and shopping, not to mention plan where to launch your boat and see awesome activity discounts thanks to Southern Perks.
Once you’ve planned your trip, including choosing the best beach in Florida for your family, not to mention a condo or beach home, you’ll also get our great inside tips to enjoying your complex or beach home amenities. We know you’ll love having your gate codes and any amenity codes handy in one place. You’ll even receive your vacation rental access instructions, including your door code, via our awesome app! Download the Go Southern app today and start planning your perfect beach vacation right from the palm of your hand.
If you love the beach as well as a great show then you’ll definitely want to vacation the to Gulf Coast this summer! We’ve got hot acts coming to our beaches this year and whether you prefer Perdido Key or Panama City Beach, you’ll find a terrific show.
We love music and music festivals here along the beaches of Northwest Florida and coastal Alabama. For big name acts, consider staying with us in an Orange Beach vacation rental or Perdido Key condo where you can attend shows at The Wharf. Visiting this summer are Brad Paisley, Dave Matthews Band and Lady Antebellum. Over in Panama City Beach you will also find great shows including acts such as The Wanted as well as the Gulf Coast Jam country music fest happening in September which will welcome Toby Keith, Eli Young and more.
Even if you can’t make these shows you will still find great music happening along our shores. If you’ll be staying in a 30A vacation rental, jump on your bike to find live music happening nightly in the various communities. If in a Pensacola Beach rental, head to the beaches on Tuesday nights for Bands on the Beach. See you at the concerts!
The 2013 Hangout Music Fest is just days away and if you’d like to attend, act now! We’ve still got condos in Perdido Key available for your stay.
The Hangout Music Fest takes place at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama which is located just a short drive from our Perdido Key and Orange Beach condos. Close enough to attend the festival, but not so close that you can’t enjoy other aspects of the Gulf Coast as well during your vacation, Perdido Key is the perfect place to stay when in town for this amazing event. Tickets are still available for this 3 day music event with live acts such as the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon acting as this year’s headliners. This is also a great place to catch up and coming musical acts, as well.
Make your reservations now! Tickets for this awesome music festival along Alabama’s Gulf Coast are still available and we’d love to have you at the beach this May.
We are always welcoming new rentals to the Southern family and this week we are proud to have new Destin beach homes join our Gulf Coast property management program. Keep reading to learn more about Castles in the Sand and Beachside Cottage!
Castles in the Sand, a Crystal Beach rental home, is located just a short walk from the white sand beaches and features it’s own private pool for your friends and family to enjoy. The home, with the included carriage house over the garage, sleeps up to 18 so this spacious rental is truly the place to stay with coming with a large group. The home also includes wonderful amenities such as eight televisions, granite countertops and so much more to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and comfort. The location also couldn’t be better! You’ll find yourself walking distance from great restaurants such as locals favorite Camille’s as driving distance from shopping, including the Destin Commons.
Beachside Cottage is also a great choice when traveling with a group. This Destin Beach home is located in the amenity-packed community of Maravilla and sleeps up to eight. Each member of the family will find something to enjoy here including tennis courts, pools, dedicated beach access and more when not hanging out at this three bedroom rental home. Call to book these amazing Destin beach rental homes today!
You will find an abundance of things to enjoy when you vacation in Port St. Joe including some great local traditions including the SaltAir Farmer’s Market, not open through November.
Be prepared when you stay in a Mexico Beach vacation rental or nearby Port St. Joe condo that grocery shopping is limited to one local Piggly Wiggly, affectionately known as “The Pig” to locals. So, if you plan to cook meals for your family you might want to consider shopping the delicious fruits and veggies available at the market. In addition to produce you will also find fresh baked goodies, local Gulf seafood, meat, cheese and more available. Pick up a few treats to take back and prepare in your fully-equipped kitche back at the rental.
Along with some delicious food you will also find that the market can be a fun event to attend. Come and enjoy shopping the wares of local artists, including pottery and jewlery, as well as live music. The farmer’s market will be open at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe every first and third Saturday from 9AM-1PM.
Are you looking for affordable luxury and a great view for your next vacation in Fort Walton Beach, Florida? If so, look no further than Azure Condos on Okaloosa Island!
Azure condos offers a wide range of amenities and each vacation rental is decorated in its own way, although one thing remains consistent – high style! The overall theme of this resort is Mediterranean and you are sure to feel transported when you step on the grounds. Each rental condo at Azure boasts amazing views of the 515 feet of dedicated beach access as well as upgraded touches many of which include whirlpool tubs in the master bath, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Community features of the luxurious Azure condos include two beautiful pools, one seen here, as well as a hot tub, complimentary beach service in season, and a state of the art fitness facility. In the evenings, gather the family for a cookout on the community grills. Whatever you decide to enjoy while at Azure, just be sure to make this your vacation destination along the Gulf Coast this summer!
Artsquest weekend is one of the best times to vacation on Scenic 30A during the spring. In additon to warm temps and the communities you have grown to love you will also be able to enjoy amazing art and music when you attend this Gulf Coast festival.
Artsquest originated in the community of Rosemary Beach but now, in its 25th year, takes place in the charming town of Seaside, Florida. Stroll the streets of this South Walton town as you watch musicians, both local and from afar, perform in the amphitheater, as well as enjoy demonstrations from local artists, many of which will also be displaying and selling their pieces throughout the weekend, May 10-12, 2013.
Reserve your condo rental on Scenic 30A today and don’t miss out on classes, concerts and even wine tastings that will be taking place in this favorite of South Walton communities!
We love to welcome new rentals to our Gulf Coast property management family and this week we welcomed a great addition that we think you will love during your next vacation to Pensacola Beach.
Emerald Isle in Pensacola Beach, Florida is a luxurious condo complex located directly along the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This week we welcomed Emerald Isle #1406,a two bedroom beach condo, to the Southern family. This condo features lovely upgrades such as a walk-in shower in the master, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring in addition to amazing views from your private balcony.
Emerald Isle condos also provide wonderful amenities for you to enjoy throughout your stay with Southern, as well. Let the view from your balcony draw you downstairs for a day spent lounging by this gorgeous pool or take the family down to the shore for a day at the beach. There is also a hot tub and on-site sauna if you need a little extra heat to relax! Book your next vacation at Emerald Isle in Pensacola Beach and enjoy everything this amazing condo resort has to offer!