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What Makes A Successful Vacation Rental Property Manager?

The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has been managing vacation rentals for more than 30 years. In this time, the leadership team has learned what qualities make a great property manager and what an owner should look for when hiring a property management company. We’ve read a lot of industry articles and blogs, but a blog we recently read by Logify.com really grabbed our attention and had us nodding “yes” as to what really makes a property manager successful. Here’s their list and we’ve highlighted how Newman Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Hidden Dunes Cottage 224: Destin Activities Await Just Outside the Door

What are you looking for in a beach vacation? We’re going to guess you’re seeking relaxation, time to reconnect with family and friends and a sprinkling of fun activities to round out your vacation experience. While any place you stay at Hidden Dunes Resort in Miramar Beach is going to deliver the best of your beach vacation wishes, there are a variety of lodging options to choose from. From Gulf-front condos to lake-front villas to cozy Carolina-style cottages, there are a wide array of rental home options to suit your budget and interests. For Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Best Gumbo on the Gulf Coast is at the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Feb. 18

Do you have the winter blues? Come to the beach and enjoy our winter hues, delicious gumbo and celebrate love! If you love gumbo, you’ve come to the right place. With Louisiana influencing our cuisine, many of our area chefs know just what it takes to make the perfect roux. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 for the annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival . One of the region’s largest and most popular winter events, the Gumbo Cookoff will feature more than a dozen teams competing for your vote and the coveted title of Best Gumbo on the Gulf Coast. The featival Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 19, 2018

How to Avoid Fees and Save Money on Your Next Destin Beach Vacation

We like to help our extended family of guests get more for less when it comes to their annual beach vacation. Newman-Dailey has been welcoming guests to beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida for more than 37 years and here are our top tips to save on your next Destin vacation rental:  1. Book Direct Third party vacation rental listing sites such as VRBO, HomeAway, Air BNB and Flipkey are great when you’re unfamiliar with a destination or just beginning your search, but when it comes to making your reservation, ALWAYS book direct Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 15, 2018

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Beach and Enjoy Free Gifts

Do you love the beach? If you answerred, "yes", we want you to give you more of what you love with one(s) you love this Valentine's Day. Enjoy miles of white sand beaches and free gifts with the  Be Loved Valentine’s Day Package *. The special offer for Valentine’s Day 2018 is available with stays of three nights or more in a participating South Walton or Destin vacation rental and includes a bottle of wine at check-in and a $50 gift card to Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach.     We want to Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach

It’s winter, but unlike much of the country, we are not covered in snow and are still enjoying time outdoors. We cherish our outdoor events in and around Destin, and celebrate outdoor festivals and concerts year round. And for the next eight Saturdays, we’ll gather on the lawn at the Market Shops in Miramar Beach to enjoy live music by a variety of local and regional artists.  The Winter Concert Series kicks off tomorrow (Jan. 6) and continues every Saturday in January and February and is free and open to the public. Concerts are from 1:00 Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 30A Songwriter Festival, Jan. 12-15, Announces Ann Wilson of Heart

One of the joys of living in paradise is that our destination attracts talent. From chefs to artists to architects to musicians, locals and visitors alike enjoy the results of the talented individuals who reside in Destin and South Walton or make an annual pilgrimage to the coast year after year. We’re excited to welcome back many talented songwriters and musicians for the 9th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival, January 12-15, 2018.  Among the many returning artists including Emily Sailers of Indigo Girls, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Top Destin Bucket List Adventures for 2018

It’s a New Year and we know you’re ready to set your sights on a new list of adventures for your upcoming Destin vacation. As you search for things to do in Destin during your next spring, summer or fall beach getaway, we’ve outlined some of the fun bucket list adventures in South Walton and Destin, Florida:    Snorkel Grayton Beach State Park Reef Submerged several years ago by SWARA (South Walton Artificial Reef Association), this reef is now teaming with marine life. View fish, urchins, and even sea turtles while swimming Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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