Sunday Fun-day on 30A

Something sensational is suggested daily on the beaches of South Walton. After all, every day is a beach day, shopping day and play day on 30A. From one Sunday to the next, each day of the week offers its own unique adventure. Let’s take it from the top with Sunday Fun-day!

Before a day at our amazing powder white sand beaches you can stop by the 30A Farmers Market. Stock your 30A rental with the freshest of farm produce, baked goods and foods to go. Every Sunday from 9am-1pm, Rosemary Beach invites you to browse North Barrett Square for gourmet goodies and organic fare.

Every Sunday in spring from 1-3pm, Sunday FunThe Market Shops features live music on the lawn. Each week a different local or regional artist will display their talents on The Market Shops lawn. Bring chairs, blankets and the whole family for outdoor tunes on a Sunday afternoon!

After a full day at the beach you can sit back, relax and take in a Vintage movie at The Hub. With a showing at 2pm and 5pm you’ll have two chances to see an outdoor flick on a Sunday afternoon. The Hub also offers a Jazz Brunch on Sunday’s complete with Bloody Mary cocktails and Champagne!

Sundays on 30A are full of laid back, beach town activities. It’s a great way to end the week and begin a new! Have a happy Sunday Fun-day on 30A!

 

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Finding the Perfect Vacation Rental

You finally got time off work, you coordinated with friends and family, and the forecast looks perfect for your upcoming trip. The beach is calling your name! But when you are headed to a slice of paradise like the Emerald Coast, is your vacation rental that important? YES! Your home away from home can either make a trip or break it. Garrett Realty Services Inc. has a large selection of luxury homes and condos that can complete your dream beach vacation. What factors can contribute to the perfect rental? We’ll tell you.vacation rental (2)

Our beaches are some of the top in the world making the Emerald Coast a very popular vacation destination. As long as you’re nearby, does location matter? Imagine waking up in the morning and opening the windows or stepping out on your balcony to hear the waves crashing. You get dressed for the beach and walk outside onto that famous sugar white sand and spend the day relaxing by the water. Head back to your beach home, grab some food, and then get back to the shore to take in an amazing sunset. Besides beachfront homes, you can also choose a rental in close proximity to shopping, fine dining, and fun activities. You can ride a bike down beautiful 30A or take a walk in the famous Seaside community.

Maybe you plan on spending most of your day on the beach or shopping so rental features don’t seem very significant. But after a busy day when you come back to your beach condo exhausted, you want to be able to get a good night’s rest in true comfort. Or if you have a big group, you’ll want a spacious home with plenty of rooms and bathrooms to accommodate everyone comfortably. Maybe even a multi-level home so everyone has their own space. Other features you can enjoy include Jacuzzi tubs, private balcony, swimming pool, and community tennis or shuffleboard.

You find the rental home you want in the best location with the features you were looking for, then you see the price. Is it a deal breaker? We offer great rates year-round and even have seasonal specials you can check out before you book! And can you really put a price on true happiness?

Now it’s time to finalize your vacation plans. We are here to assist you in any way we can and look forward to seeing you at the beach!

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New Luxury Rental Homes on 30A

New HomesSpring is here and we have new rentals available in the popular 30A area in Seagrove Beach:

A Miracle on 30A is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home nestled in charming Seagrove Beach. Located in the Summers Edge community only minutes from the famous Emerald Coast, this 3 story home offers luxury at its finest. Here you will enjoy a private heated splash pool, a gas grill for poolside grilling, a spacious dining table, and fully-equipped kitchen. Two additional community pools are available in Summers Edge. There is room for 12 including an adorable 3rd floor bunk room with 4 bunk beds.

Next we have the lovely Sand Marino, a 5 bedroom, 4 bath home in Blue Mountain Beach. This gorgeous 3 level home is in an ideal location only minutes from Seaside and Watercolor with beach access just a short walk away. Features include an oversized master suite with luxurious master bath, balcony and well-equipped spacious kitchen. Sand Marino sleeps 12 with 5 bedrooms and has pool, fitness center, and shuffleboard court access at the Villages of Blue Mountain Beach.

Drift Away on 30A is exactly where you want to drift away from reality and your normal routine enjoying true luxury in Seagrove Beach. This stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath home can accommodate 12 and is situated right across from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Features include dual master bedrooms, dining table for 8 and a breakfast bar seating 5, grill area and private pool. Drift Away on 30A is close to the popular Seaside area, upscale boutiques, and great restaurants.

These are just a few of an exceptional selection of beach homes, condos, and townhomes available by Garrett Realty Services, Inc. Take a minute to browse our rental properties and start planning your beach trip of a lifetime!

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Get Outside on the Beaches of South Walton

Garrett Realty Services, Inc. helped you pick out the perfect spot for you and your family. You walk onto a back deck with unclouded views of the powder white sand and emerald green ocean. You can’t wait to get outside and discover the beaches of South Walton!Paddle Boarding

Walk down a short flight of stairs to feel your feet sink in the sand. A day at the beach to just relax is exactly what you need. Soak in the sun, take a walk along the shore and catch the sunset. Now that’s what the beaches of South Walton are all about!

Hop on your bikes rented from Big Daddy’s Rentals for a short ride into the famous town of Seaside! Walk around the quaint little shops as well as enjoy weekly events such as the Farmers Market including special cooking demos and Central Square Cinema for a family friendly movie under the stars. Catching the sunset at Bud & Alley’s upstairs bar is a must.

The adventure continues on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Just you and the ocean under a big blue sky with the occasional siting of a Sea Turtle swimming alongside your board. What a surreal experience! Paddle back to a beach bonfire provided by Beach Paradise Beach Services. A marsh mellow toast to the outdoor adventures on 30A!

With Spring Savings on a beachfront rental and a little help from area vendors you can get outside! Discover the amazing beaches of South Walton.

 

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Gearing Up for the Spring Season in South Walton

What does the spring season mean for the Beaches of South Walton? Warmer weather, bluer skies and longer days at the beach. It’s a time for festivals, concerts and a calendar full of outdoor events. It’s spring time!

It’s time for live music and outdoor movies! Spring opens up with outdoor concerts and movies throughout the beach towns of 30A. Seaside presents Central Square Cinema beginning March 17th. Every Friday night at 7pm you can enjoy a family friendly film under the stars. Alys Beach begins its Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 15th from 6-8pm. Every Wednesday enjoy the outdoors with some good tunes. Bring a blanket or chair unless you plan to dance the night away!

It’s time to run! The 15th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Race takes place on Sunday, March 5th. Run down the powder white sand that South Walton beaches are famous for and through the quaint beach towns of 30A. With over 4,000 participants from all over the country this is bound to be one exciting event!spring-events-on-30a

Along with the race comes some lively events and expos. On Friday, March 3rd, Emeril Lagasse spices the weekend up with Taste of the Race. This event takes place at Seaside from 7-9pm and includes some delicious food, live music and a celebration like no other. On Saturday the Race Expo & Silent Auction is one big party with vendors, food and live entertainment. On Sunday, let the races begin!

It’s wine time! Come spring the wine events start pouring in. First taste is the 6th Annual 30A Wine Festival. The Grand Tasting takes place on Saturday, March 11th in Alys Beach where you can taste wines from across the globe with more than 80 showcased.

Second sip is The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, are filled with Grand Tasting events, seminars, live music and Champagne lanes! 800 bottles of wine are available for you to sip on and perfectly paired with delicious fare. Destin Charity Wine Auction in an unsurpassed charity event that will take place on Saturday. The purpose of the event is to raise money for children in need in the Northwest Florida area.

Springtime in South Walton is simply beautiful! Your 30a rental is just steps away from white sand beaches, emerald green waters, breathtaking sunsets and exciting events that take place all season long.

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Save the Dates!

Our sunny beaches in the Florida panhandle attract people from all over throughout the year. Being some of the top beaches in the country, we can see why many choose to vacation here. While we love the soft sand in our toes and that beautiful blue-green water, there is much to enjoy when we aren’t playing at the beach. Many plan their trips around the seasonal festivals we have so we thought we’d make a list of this year’s festival dates. Accommodations can be made at 30-A vacation rentals nearby to take advantage of the full events.save-the-dates

31st Annual Wine Festival – April 20th-23rd – One of the area’s top events includes 4 days of wine, food, and fun in the sun! The festival is held at Baytowne Wharf and features celebrity chefs, live music, and hundreds of wines.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival – April 27th-30th – This festival is held in Grand Boulevard and boasts over 800 wines as well as a Champagne Lane, Culinary Village, and Craft Beer & Spirits Jam. Live music is enjoyed throughout the Town Center with proceeds supporting the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival – May 13th-14th – This festival will take place in Grand Boulevard for Mother’s Day weekend. Over 200 artists from around the country will be on hand with unique pieces available for purchase. There will also be live music and ImagiNation where kids can be have fun and be creative.

Digital Graffiti – May 19th-21st – This one-of-a-kind projection art festival takes place each year with artists from around the world projecting their work on the walls of Alys Beach. Walking among a kaleidoscope of colors with live music and great food makes this a must-see event.

Seafood Festival – October 6th -8th – One of the most delicious festivals on the coast features three days of seemingly endless specialties by local restaurants. This festival attracts around 70,000 guests over the weekend along the beautiful Destin Harbor. There will also be live music each day, fun activities for all, and big giveaways!

These are some of the top festivals in our area that we look forward to. There are also upcoming Gumbo Festivals, Beer Festivals, and even a monthly Wine Walkabout in Gulf Place on 30-A. One thing is for sure, there’s plenty to do around here! We are looking forward to another great year.

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Three Days of Play on 30A

Presidents Day is on Monday, February 20th. Perfect for Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana license plates to head down or up to the beautiful white sand beaches of 30A for three days of play! Leave work early on Friday and you can be here by happy hour! With temperatures in the mid 70’s outdoor activities are flourishing and a day at the beach is delightful.

You drive in Friday and check in to your favorite 30a rental in Seagrove Beach. The Winter Getaway Special allows you a little more cushion for splurging over the weekend. You get to one of your favorite spots, 723 Whiskey Bravo, just in time to enjoy a cocktail and watch a breathtaking sunset on the restaurants famous rooftop bar. Dinner is served, you sit back and relax after a day of travel.

Saturday comes and you are in no rush. A pleasant walk on the beach and then you’re off to one of the largest winter food events in the area.

The 28th Annual Gumbo Festivalsoundside-cookoff is the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast! Sample a variety of gumbo for 12-4pm while enjoying live music and a variety of family activities.

You hop over to the Bubble, Brews & Culinary Qs event to sip on sparkling wines, locally crafted micro brews and delicious light bites while enjoying live music from 4-6pm. The night is young so as you head back to your cozy Seagrove Beach cottage you stop off at The Gathering Spot in WaterColor. There you enjoy a sushi snack and cold Sake beside the outdoor fire pits.

Sunday Fun Day starts with breakfast at the Perfect Pig. Belgian Waffles with blackberry syrup, a side of thick hand sliced bacon and a Bloody Mary…yummy! A much needed walk on the beach after that meal and then off to an afternoon of live tunes with the Market Shops Winter Concert Series.

Wow, you’ve packed a lot into three days! It’s time to enjoy that amazing beach view from your 30a rental with a pizza to go from Pizza by the Sea and a bottle of your favorite red wine. A three day get away you won’t forget! Making memories on 30A!!!

 

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