Book with Confidence - Cancellation Policy for Destin Vacation Rentals

Book your stay with confidence. If you need to reschedule or modify your stay, you can do so within 15 days before arrival. Our policies for rescheduling or canceling a reservation in a Newman-Dailey Resort Properties professionally managed vacation rental are below. These policies are for direct bookings through Newman-Dailey. Excludes reservations made through Airbnb, VRBO, and other third-party booking websites as well as monthly winter rentals. Up to 15 days prior to arrival: Deferred final payment: Due 15 days prior to arrival. Reschedule: Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 8, 2024

Hidden Dunes Condominium 1703 Available for Summer Fun

Looking for a Gulf-front condominium for your summer beach vacation? Consider Hidden Dunes Condo 1703 . This open, airy condominium on the 17th floor features stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and white sand beaches down below. Your group will adore the bright white beachy decor, and shabby chic, deep seating, comfy couches for relaxing and reconnecting after a day at the beach. This updated vacation rental features an upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar with bar height seating. Enjoy meals at the dining room table Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

2022 Gulf Red Snapper Season Opens June 19

Exciting news for anglers! The 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Summer Season has been extended to 57 days this year and will open on June 17 and run consecutively through July 31, 2022. This will be the longest combined season that has ever been available! In addition, Snapper Season will include a Fall Gulf Red Snapper Season, which includes 12 additional days, including Veteran’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving. Due to the popularity of Gulf Red Snapper, the community has invested heavily in nurturing this species. Destin has the most active artificial Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hidden Dunes Villa 22 Refreshed For 2022

Looking for a great vacation rental within a family-friendly Gulf-front resort? Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort features a variety of vacation rentals, including Gulf-front condos, lakeside villas and Carolina-style cottages.   With tons of vacation rental choices, the hardest part is deciding which one is best suited for your group. For those who want plenty of space, a screened-in porch and a community pool just steps away, Hidden Dunes villas are a great choice. New to Newman-Dailey’s collection of Hidden Dunes Resort rentals Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2022

What’s New For 2022 In Miramar Beach and Along Scenic Hwy 30A

It’s planning time! A time to begin the exciting process of planning your vacations and travel for 2022. While there are endless options, many are opting for hassle-free travel to drivable beaches and South Walton and Destin beaches are often at the top of the list. And for the many return visitors to the area, here’s a round-up of what’s new for 2022 to enhance your next visit to 30A, Miramar Beach or Destin. New Restaurants 30A Cork & Barrel  is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Upgraded & Ready for Your Family - Hidden Dunes Villa 47 is Heavenly

Seeking a great location for your next beach vacation? Check out Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort, which continually receives excellent guest reviews thanks to its acres of beachfront, maritime forest, and its shaded walking paths dotted with fountains. Three pools, hot tubs, an award-winning tennis center and outdoor game areas blend seamlessly with the natural foliage. While there are many vacation rental options at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach, including cottages, villas and condominiums, the villas are well suited Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021

Hidden Dunes Tennis Voted 2021 Best Tennis Center by the Readers of Emerald Coast Magazine

Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort was recently honored as the Best Tennis Center on the Emerald Coast in 2021 Best of the Emerald Coast Awards , announced in the October of issue of Emerald Coast Magazine.  For more than 20 years, Emerald Coast Magazine has celebrated the best businesses along Florida’s Emerald Coast through its reader’s choice awards. Director of Tennis Renee Broxson has created a world-class tennis program that is recognized for tennis instruction and like-level game matching services. Hidden Dunes Tennis Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Dinner 2021 - Destin & South Walton Dine In & Carry Out South

Happy Thanksgiving! For those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday along the white sandy shores of Destin and South Walton, Florida, we've rounded up a list of restaurants that are open for the holiday and offering dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving feasts:  DESTIN Harbor Docks | 11AM – 5PM DETAILS Traditional home-style feast at the 27th Harbor Docks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner! While there is no charge for the meal, donations will be accepted by those capable of making them. All proceeds will benefit local charities. Phone Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021

Give Thanks in Destin, Florida this Thanksgiving

Are you still trying to finalize your Thanksgiving plans? The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties wants to help. We’ve been helping our guests plan memorable holiday celebrations for more than 36 years. Office Manager Kerbi Ancona talks with many guests personally and the number one thing they tell her is that when they celebrate Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida, they feel less stressed. “Our guests tell me they often go out to eat and leave the cooking to someone else. What they enjoy most is spending quality time together in a relaxed Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021

Staying at Hidden Dunes Villa 47 Feels Like a Slice of Heaven

For those seeking a location that is near shopping, dining and activities in the Sandestin area, but away from the hustle and bustle, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is a great option. For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re featuring Hidden Dunes Villa 47 . The owners of this three-bedroom with a loft vacation rental have lovingly infused with the Mediterranean lifestyle. Like a Mediterranean vacation with awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches, once you stay in Villa 47 you'll be hooked for life. With the calming sounds of Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Watching the Storm - Ida Slated to Make Landfall in Louisiana

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, we're monitoring Tropical Storm Ida, which is strengthening in the Caribbean Sea forecasted to make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday night (8/29)/Monday morning (8/30).  Our thoughts and prayers are with our western neighbors and our extended family of friends and guests who live in this area. We have availability for those who wish to move out of the storm's path and stay with us in Destin, Florida. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cameron, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line, including Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021

Allegiant Adds New Direct Flights to Destin, Florida

Hey friends in Minneapolis and Las Vegas, it just got easier to reach Destin, Florida’s soft white sand beaches! We’re thrilled to announce that Allegiant Airlines has new routes from Las Vegas (LAS) and Minneapolis (MSP) and to Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS). Allegiant specializes in providing direct service from America’s small cities to world-class destinations, including Destin, Florida, with affordable fares. While Allegiant only flies on certain days of the week and baggage charges may cost extra, travelers will enjoy the Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

Welcome to Hidden Dunes Condo 1406

We’re excited to welcome Hidden Dunes Condo 1406 our collection of well-appointed vacation rentals, and this gorgeous condominium is ready to welcome your family. This spectacular corner unit on the 14th floor has exceptional views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Whether you’re sitting inside and enjoying the vistas from the comfort of the couch in a climate-controlled setting or stepping out on the private balcony to enjoy the coastal breezes, it’s easy to embrace the calm and settle into beach time. With three bedrooms, a fully Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021

Destin is Among the Best Cities to Own Vacation Rental Property

As many re-imagine their future, the thought of purchasing a vacation home has emerged. The next question is “where?” While there are many tourist-friendly destinations with varying appeal, ranging from big cities to majestic mountains to beaches to vineyards, the beach naturally attracts tourists of all ages. The beach strikes a nice balance between your personal enjoyment and as a rental revenue generator. Owners can gather with their family and friends during the slower months and rent their property when it is in high demand among Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 5, 2021

Fourth of July Events in Destin and South Walton 2022

Happy Fourth of July! It’s a thrill to celebrate our nation’s independence and it’s even more fun when you’re at the beach. Looking for fun things to do for your independence day 2022 celebration? Here’s our suggestions depending on where you’re staying. Events Near 30A Vacation Rentals (including Sanctuary at Redfish) 4th of July Parade (Grayton Beach) July 4, 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar Come join in the fun for the annual July 4th parade in the wonderful and funky town of Grayton Beach Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 2, 2021

Join the Food for Thought Food Drive and Spread Love to Local Students

Join Newman-Dailey Resort Properties in Fighting Childhood Hunger by participating in the Food for Thought - Food Drive and earn a chance to win a FREE 3-day/2-night stay in a Destin vacation rental! The team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about serving our community and we think our guests and clients might like to join us in this effort. If you agree, we invite you to Vacation Forward and spread love to our community by supporting area students in need. Participation is easy and we'll reward your good deed with a chance to win a FREE 3-day / Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hidden Dunes Opens General Store at the Tennis Center

Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort just made life a little easier for guests and owners, especially during the busy summer season. While enjoying Hidden Dunes Resort amenities , including beaches, pools, walking trails, grilling areas, or tennis center, guests often realize that they’ve forgotten an item or need beach supplies such as sunblock, floats, or drinks.  Now, with the addition of the Hidden Dunes Resort General Store, guests and owners of the resort do not have to leave the property to get the items they need. The General Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Plan a Destin Beach Vacation during Late Summer Value Season & Save

Trying to decide when to take your next beach vacation? Consider this “Insider Tip”, Destin vacation rental prices decrease 20-30% after August 9. As the summer begins to wind down and students begin to return to school, availability for the best Destin vacation rentals improves, and rates decline as part of our Late Summer Value Season . This is the time of year to get a deal on a luxury vacation rental home or enjoy big savings on a one- or two-bedroom condominium. The month of August is hot but refreshing water activities and cool Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

Best Tennis in Destin: Hidden Dunes Announces Summer Tennis Clinics

The pros at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort are gearing up for summer and looking forward to great season. Tennis Director Renee Broxson will be leading a variety of adult and youth tennis clinics to enhance your game. Renee has been coaching tennis enthusiasts at Hidden Dunes Resort for more than 16 years. She is active member of the USPTA, attends world and sectional conferences for continuing education, and has been the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and the Gulf Coast Conference Sportsmanship Award. Her Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021

The Mom Creative Stays at a Beach Rental at Hidden Dunes Resort: Newman-Dailey Property Review

We hosted Jessica Turner, The Mom Creative, and her family for a beach vacation at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. This was the first time they have traveled since quarantining due to COVID-19. Read about her experience below:  Beach Rental in Destin: Newman-Dailey Property Review By Jessica Turner Our family spent spring break in Destin for five-nights, staying at Hidden Dunes, a resort property in Destin managed by  Newman-Dailey Resorts . Our visit was hosted Newman-Dailey, but all thoughts are my own in this post. Hidden Dunes Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021

Late Spring Savings on South Walton and Destin Vacation Rentals

Spring is in the air and the beach is calling. Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the beach, and for families who are flexible with their travel plans, plan a late spring getaway and save 10% of the standard rate.  Late spring is a sweet spot along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. With comfortable daytime temperatures, fewer crowds, and fun local events, it's easy to see why locals love late spring.  Take advantage of our Late Spring Fling Special Offer by booking a stay of three nights or more at Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 12, 2021

Southwest Airlines Launches Flights from Destin Fort-Walton Beach Airport for Destin Vacations

Southwest Airlines® is now offering direct flights to the Destin-Fort-Walton Beach Airport. Southwest Airlines travelers will now be able to fly into Valpariso (VPS) just 30 minutes from downtown Destin. Flights begin May 2021 for late spring and summer beach travel to  Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport  (VPS). The initial flight schedule has launched and is now available for purchase on  Southwest.com. DESTIN/FT. WALTON BEACH, FLA., DAILY SERVICE BEGINS MAY 6, 2021 Beginning May 6, 2021, Southwest will commence Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Book Renovated Penthouse 1700 at Hidden Dunes Resort for a Luxury Destin Vacation

Are you craving a luxury beach vacation? If you answered, “yes”, we think you’ll love the recently renovated Hidden Dunes Penthouse 1700 . Penthouse 1700 at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is more than just an enormous condo with 3,600 square feet of living space, 9-foot ceilings, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and bonus sleeping rooms, it’s a luxury beach getaway! With expansive windows and a corner location high atop the Gulfside Condominium, the Penthouse offers 360-degree views of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, the Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Destin Real Estate Producers of 2020

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties awarded Real Estate Agents Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson as the 2020 Top Producers of the Year. Diane Green was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2020 and Shannyn Stevenson earned Top Listing Agent for 2020. After earning top accolades in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, Heather Green consistently demonstrates she is among the best real estate agents serving 30-A, Miramar Beach, and Destin area. Green employs proven marketing strategies, ranging from home staging to social networking, which results Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021

Hidden Dunes Villa 36 Upgraded for Added Comfort

Join us for a virtual tour of Hidden Dunes Villa 36. This recently upgraded Destin vacation rental features new furniture, new flooring, and a new living room television. With stunning views of the Hidden Dunes lake and a well thought out floor plan, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa has a lot to offer families. This comfortable Hidden Dunes Villa is a short walk to the beach. Guests enjoy laughing with friends on the screened-in porch, unwinding in the Jacuzzi bath, and strolling through lush trails throughout the resort. After a fun-filled day Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Early Bird Gets the Best Rentals

Say goodbye to 2020, and start planning to make 2021 fun! Now is the time to book your 2021 Destin vacation! Book early and get the best rate and the best rental!  Check out our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums , including our new and upgraded rentals , and secure yours today. The early bird gets the worm and the best vacation rental! Book before December 31st to take advantage of our Peace of Mind  special offer and enjoy 10% off* your Destin vacation rental. * Some restrictions apply . See  Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Charlie Fischer Named Hidden Dunes Director of Tennis

Tennis Professional Charlie Fischer joins the Hidden Dunes Tennis Center as the new Director of Tennis. After 27 years as the Tennis/Marketing Director of Golf at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville, Ga, Fischer moved to the Emerald Coast as joined our Head Tennis Professional Renee Broxson to lead one of the best tennis programs in the Southeast. With extensive experience in tennis and golf, Fischer is a certified USPTA-Elite Pro, PTR and a PPR Pickleball Coach. A graduate of Long Beach State in California, Fischer has achieved USPTA Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas on the Coast 2020

While this year has been anything but normal, we’re not going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays along the Emerald Coast. For those considering a holiday getaway to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities to celebrate while staying safe. Here are our top festive holiday events for 2020: Jolly Jubilee 2020 at Destin Commons A series of holiday happenings will take place at Destin Commons now through Christmas. With a 50' Christmas tree as an anchor, the premier Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020

End the year with a blast! Top 5 Reasons to Pop into 2021 in Destin, Florida

The year 2020 has proven challenging and many are ready to pop into 2021. For those who are healthy and able to travel, here are our top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year in Destin, Florida. 1.        Enjoy a change of scenery while staying in a safe, sanitized Destin vacation rental home or condominium. It’s a fun safe place to gather your crew and ring in the New Year in style. (Bonus! When you stay in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental for NYE, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to start your celebration Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020

Book Your Destin Vacation for 2021 Now and Save

Our team has been welcoming guests to the beach for more than 35 years and we know that the newest properties and those closest to the beach book first. Therefore, we encourage our guests to book early to enjoy the best selection at the best rate. As an added bonus, we're offering our guests Peace of Mind knowing their vacation is booked at the best rate with our special 10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more for stays between Jan 1 through October 31, 2021 (excluding holiday weeks). With hundreds of premier Destin beach vacation rentals available Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 4, 2020

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 - South Walton & Destin Dine In & Carry Out

The Thanksgiving holiday is always better at the beach. If you're in South Walton and Destin, Florida for Thanksgiving with friends and family, there are plenty of dine-in and to-go options for your Thanksgiving feast. Here is a list of some of the options for your Thanksgiving meal: Thanksgiving Day To-Go / Catering Options: Nov. 25 - 26: Blue Mountain Bakery: 25th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 26th: 8 – 11 a.m. Relax this Thanksgiving and leave the work to Blue Mountain Beach Bakery. With two convenient pick-up times and online ordering, you can choose Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Newman-Dailey Honored as the #1 Fundraising Team for Food For Thought's Stock the Pantry

We are blessed to live and work in one of the most beautiful and friendly destinations in the U.S. and to show our gratitude the team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about giving back to the local community. Food for Thought plays a critical role in fighting hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. One of their leading events each year is Stock the Pantry, which was held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic. While Newman-Dailey was the #1 Fundraising Team in 2019 gathering more than 78,399 food items, participation Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020

We're Open - Bye Bye Sally, Welcome Sun!

Our offices have re-opened and we're ready to welcome you back to the beach.  While Sally brought us more rain than we needed and there is still flooding in low lying areas, we're blessed that our beaches and properties fared well in spite of the high surf and strong winds.  If you are scheduled to arrive today or this weekend, we look forward to welcoming you back to the beach. A few of our homes have some water damage so if your rental home was impacted one of our team members will be contacting you about relocating to another one of Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Ready to Sell Your Home in the Destin area? How to Make Your Home Inviting From the Outside In

One of our leading real estate agents Diane Green recently shared her tips for giving your home curb appeal and making it as inviting on the outside as inside the home.  “I absolutely love where I live and wouldn’t ever consider moving away from the beaches of South Walton and Destin area. Many locals live off the water and rely on outdoor spaces to enhance their views. Conflicts between beachy vibes and outdoor oasis living can be tricky and following the trends in magazines can be costly and overwhelming. My local life for the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Best Destin Activity For Social Distancing – Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Gulf of Mexico

Yes, there are a variety of things to do in Destin that allow for social distancing and our top choice is stand up paddleboarding in the Gulf of Mexico. This fun activity allows you to distance yourself from others yet still bring friends and family along to experience an exciting day on the water.   The Gulf of Mexico is especially fun for Stand Up Paddle Boarding because the water is frequently crystal clear, allowing you to see down into the water to view a variety of marine life. From fish and jellyfish to dolphins and sea turtles, you Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020

Best Gulf front Condos in Miramar Beach – Hidden Dunes Condominium

Have you ever wanted to fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of waves crashing just right out your bedroom window? At Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, beach lovers can do just that. In fact, when you stay in Hidden Dunes Gulf-front tower, you'll also be able to enjoy beautiful gulf views. The recently renovated tower features 18 stories of Gulf-front condominiums with new balconies featuring spectacular views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.  For today's Window Wednesday, we're featuring Hidden Dunes Condo 804 in the center Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Real Estate Sales Rebound Along the Emerald Coast This Summer

With a minor slowdown in sales during the months of March and April due to COVID-19, May and June have really packed a punch.  Interest rates are amazingly low and investors are seizing the opportunity to own a slice of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Developers are continuing to build new homes and condos, while owners are remodeling their properties.  There is a lot of activity in the Destin, Miramar Beach and 30A real estate market and we do not anticipate activity slowing down in the near future. The experienced team Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020

The Best Condos in Miramar Beach with a View

Looking for the best condos in Miramar Beach with endless views of the Gulf of Mexico? Look no further than the Gulf-front condominiums at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, which recently reopened after a complete exterior renovation. Whether you love to enjoy coffee on the balcony while watching the sunrise or a cocktail toasting the sunset, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the glistening Gulf of Mexico and the magnificent show that comes with the sun's rotation around the earth.  For today's Window Wednesday, we're featuring Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Want to Enjoy Beach Time and Keep Your Family Safe? Break Free to Destin to Save & Stay Safely

Our beaches are open and more beautiful than ever! Follow our Instagram Page for "Dailey Views." While social distancing requirements are in place for everyone's safety, the area's 60+ miles of soft white sand beaches in South Walton and Destin, FL are open for your enjoyment. Florida vacation rentals are approved for in-state and out-of-state guests, and we’re excited to welcome our extended family of beach-lovers back to the beach! Private vacation rentals are a safe choice for social distancing and we want to help you get back to the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

What You Need to Know about Direct Check-in for Newman-Dailey’s Destin Vacation Rentals

As part of our new COVID-19 processes, Newman-Dailey is pleased to offer direct check-in for all of our South Walton and Destin vacation rentals (exception Silver Beach Towers guests must pick up a packet at Beachside Inn to enter property). We are committed to staff and guest safety so our main offices and lobbies remain closed at this time and guests may go directly to their vacation rental any time after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. Here’s our new procedures and protocol for direct check-in at our Destin and South Walton vacation rentals Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Celebrating American Craft Beer Week with Local Destin Brews

It’s American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) and as part of the nationwide celebration of small and independent U.S. craft breweries, we’re celebrating by featuring a craft beer from three of our favorite local breweries in the Destin area. Join the celebration and support independent brewery businesses by giving and enjoying the gift of craft beer and next time you're enjoying a Destin vacation, consider trying one of these delicious local craft beers.  Idyll Hounds – Divide & Conch’r Divide & Conch’r is Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020

Meet the Chef: Jack McGuckin at Bijoux Shares his View

Chef Jack McGuckin came to Northwest Florida from New Orleans in 2002, finding a home at Bijoux , a fine dining restaurant in Miramar Beach. At only 23 years old, he had no idea that 16 years later he would not only be executive chef of the award-winning restaurant but would also co-own it with his wife, Leslie, whom he met and fell in love with while working there. The beautifully designed Bijoux serves coastal French cuisine with a New Orleans flair. It recently earned the prestigious Golden Spoon Award, which honors the top 100 restaurants Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Corona Virus Update - South Walton and Destin Beaches Re-Open May 1

As promised, we want our “Dailey Insiders” to the be the first to know about South Walton and Destin beaches re-opening. We’re excited to celebrate the re-opening of South Walton and Destin beaches! Here are the details of the beach re-opening requirements to allow enjoyment of area beaches while keeping beachgoers healthy and safe.  South Walton Beaches The 26-miles of beaches in Walton County beaches have reopened with restrictions for use as well as requirements for social distancing. The beaches may be used for activities Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Spicy Pineapple Cocktail Welcomes You to the Beach

The pineapple is the perfect fruit to eat on a hot summer day. Even more, pineapples are also considered an expression of hospitality and symbol of “warm welcomes.”   It’s fitting that one of our favorite beach cocktails is the Spicy Pineapple. At Newman-Dailey, we celebrate Southern Hospitality and have been providing warm welcomes for more than 35 years. While we wait to welcome everyone back to the beach, we want to send sunshine and beach vibes into your home.   Today, we’re sharing how to make one of our favorite beach cocktails Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on Your Property Investment and Mortgage

As the nation fights against COVID-19, many homeowners are uncertain as to how they will be making their next mortgage payment.  Many lenders are coming forward and providing some relief to property owners.  On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, President Trump ordered that foreclosures and evictions will be ceased for a period of 60 days in response to this pandemic.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have said that they will offer options for borrowers that may include mortgage payments to be suspended for up to twelve months due to economic Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where can you go on vacation during Coronavirus?

  It is important to consult the CDC Travel Health Notices page for the latest travel advisories.   After experiencing social distancing and self-isolation, we know you'll be ready to  break free and enjoy life again. We think you'll be seeking destinations that provide open spaces, scenic beauty and a healthy lifestyle. These are the ingredients of a beach vacation along miles of soft white sand beaches on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast.      The team at Newman-Dailey wants to help families plan their escape Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020

30A Sea Life Discovery Center Caters to Kids with Spring and Summer Camps

Are you looking for family-friendly things to do for your upcoming stay in South Walton stay in Miramar Beach or along Scenic Highway 30A? Consider connecting with our natural marine environment through the 30A Sea Life Discovery Center in Grayton Beach.  Appleseed Kids Sea Life Discovery Center is a non-profit organization developed to connect kids to the ocean through hands on discovery programs. These programs involve a combination of lab studies, in-field science studies and experiential adventures that share knowledge and support conservation Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020

Best Fourth of July Activities around Destin, Florida

Fourth of July is an exciting time to visit Florida’s Emerald Coast. The days are filled with fun in the sun while the night sky is lit up with fireworks. South Walton and Destin have lots of great events to help you have the perfect Independence Day celebration. Here is a list of events and fireworks to help you plan your 4th of July celebration in and around Destin, Florida. Fourth of July Eve July 3 – Star Spangled Food Truck Festival - 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. Destin Commons is hosting its inaugural Star-Spangled Food Truck Festival Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hidden Dunes Ranked One of the Best Destin Condo Resorts

For families seeking soft white sand beaches and world-class fishing, Florida’s Emerald Coast delivers and finding the best Destin Condo Resort is as easy as finding the happy middle. With more than 52-miles of continuous white sandy coastline, the beaches of South Walton and Destin offer a spectacular beach retreat. In the middle of the coast sits Miramar Beach--home to Gulf-front condos, spacious vacation rental villas and cozy beach cottages as well as fine dining restaurants. From nationally recognized Flemings Steaks & Seafood. Emeril’s Coastal Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Spring Savings on Destin Beach Vacations

Sunny skies and cool breezes of spring will be here before you know it and the beach will be calling. Now is the time to start planning your spring South Walton or Destin beach vacation.  Take advange of our " Spring Fling " promotion and save!  Plan your getaway for three nights or more during  "Spring Fling" weeks,  April 8-14, 2019 OR April 24 - May 17, 2019 , and enjoy an additional 10% off your stay. In addition to the savings on your vacation rental, you'll receive free activities with the Newman-Dailey Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019 Destin and South Walton Events to Help Plan Your Next Beach Getaway

Are you planning vacations for 2019? If so, we want to help you plan your Destin vacation. Many of our guests enjoy planning their visit during some of the Emerald Coast's best events. Therefore, we've rounded up links to all the best South Walton and Destin festivals and events to help you plan the perfect year of beach getaways.   January  30A Songwriters Festival www.30asongwritersfestival.com   February Sandestin Gumbo Festival www.sandestingumbofestival.com 30A Wine Festival www.30awinefestival.com   Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019

The Market Shops Hosts Free Winter Concerts

The Market Shops at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will present two Winter Concerts for 2019.  Residents and winter visitors will be treated to live performances on the green at The Market Shops at Sandestin.  On January 19 , The Market Shops presents an afternoon with David Seering. David is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. His ability takes him from behind the piano as a marvelous solo pianist and vocalist, to commanding a stage as a remarkable entertainer with a 16-piece orchestra Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019

New Year's Eve Celebration in Destin

Are you looking for the best New Year's Eve celebration in Destin, Florida? Consider ringing in 2019 in coastal style at HarborWalk Village’s New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring two live bands, two fireworks shows and a ball drop over the Destin Harbor. The New Year's Eve schedule includes:  7:00pm Live music on the main stage by Flash Flood 8:00pm FIREWORKS for families 9:30pm Live music on the main stage by Departure- A Journey Tribute Band 12:00am Balldrop & FIREWORKS welcoming 2019 And the best part is you can kick off 2019 doing good Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Dinner in Destin, Florida

Are you celebrating Christmas in Destin, Florida? If so, we've compiled a list of some of the area's best restaurants who are open and serving Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.   Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar - Enjoy award-winning menu and special holiday features, including a carving station.  Special Christmas Day Feast 12 pm- 6 pm  36120 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL  32541, 850- 460-2902 www.cuveekitchen.com  Reservations are required.       Grande Vista Bar & Grille Continue reading

Published on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Lodging Discounts for Sandestin Triathlon in September

Ready for a beach vacation that leaves you feeling not only rested and rejuvenated but accomplished and successful? If competition excites you, plan a beach getaway during the 32nd Sandestin Triathlon, Sept. 7-9, 2018. With more than 700 competitors, the Sandestin Triathlon is one of the largest athletic events held in Northwest Florida. The triathlon consists of a half-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 20-mile bike ride along the coast and a four-mile run through Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's beach and bayside communities.   Arrive Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 6, 2018

4th of July Fireworks 2018 around Destin, Florida

Welcome to the beach! Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays in Destin, Florida. Days are filled with fun on the beach with family and friends, and fireworks celebrations by night. South Walton and Destin have many options to create your perfect Independence Day celebration. Here’s a list of the events and fireworks extravaganzas along the Emerald Coast.  Fourth of July Eve July 3- Boomin’ Tuesday at Baytowne Wharf- 7:30 p.m.  Get a jump on 4th of July Fireworks with Baytowne’s weekly fireworks show. Bring the family and enjoy Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 2, 2018

FREE Day Use of Two South Walton State Parks

Continuing what has become a summer tradition in South Walton, the Walton County Tourist Development Council is covering the cost of entry at two of area’s most popular state parks to increase available parking for beach-goers during the peak summer season as well as raise awareness of the variety of eco-tourism activities in our area.   From now until Labor Day, the public will enjoy FREE day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The free day-use admission is available now through Labor Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Top Reasons You Need a Hidden Dunes Resort Summer Beach Vacation

Summer is here and the beach is calling! Have you made your summer beach vacation plans? Now is a great time to return to Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort in the heart of Miramar Beach. Let us help you count the reasons why…  1. You need a beach day . With miles of soft white sand beaches, Hidden Dunes Resort is an oasis for anyone in need of some beach time.   2. Relaxation awaits. With winding foot paths, lush gardens and relaxing fountains, the secluded resort invites you to indulge in rest and relaxation on the 27-acre, gulf-front Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What is the Forecast for the Destin Real Estate Market?

As we look back on the last six months of real estate transactions, the Destin real estate market continues to show strong signs of growth. With a large number of investors continuing to buy investment properties while the interest rates are still relatively low, the first five months of 2018 has proven to be a better year for sales when compared to the same time period January to May 2017.  We’ve compiled a quick snapshot of real estate statistics tracked through the Emerald Coast Association REALTORS to compare the Destin real estate market Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 11, 2018

Free Summer Sunday Concerts at Gulf Place on 30A

For those staying South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A, a great way to start the week is by enjoying one of the free outdoor concerts at Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. The free Summer Sunday Concert Series kicks off June 3 and each Sunday will feature a different local or regional band. With a variety of styles and genres represented, there is something for everyone. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show on the green.  The schedule Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Top 5 Real Estate Markets for Vacation Rentals

Have you been considering purchasing a vacation home or condominium? Rented.com recently released its report of the most profitable cities for rental property investments. The third annual report on the  150 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property in 2018, provides insights into the most profitable cities for rental property investment and how this profitability varies each year. Among the top 25 cities, eight were listed on both the 2017 and 2018 lists.   The top five real estate markets with the highest return on investment (ROI) Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch for Moms in Destin, Florida

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! Our CEO is a mom who has proven that women can be and do anything they set their mind to with hard work and perserverence. A Mom's job is hard work and we want Moms in Destin to be rewarded this Mother's Day with a meal out, no laundry and time together with those they love. We've rounded up some of our favorite Destin, Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach restaurants offering a special brunch for mom to make her day even more special.   From west to east: Okaloosa Island  The Gulf Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch Cruise at Sandestin

Mother's Day is almost here. If you're in and around Destin, Florida this weekend, consider giving mom the gift of time with the family on a Solaris Cruise. The Solaris is a 125-foot yacht located at the Sandestin Marina and the captain and team have planned a very special Mother's Day Celebration for Moms on May 13, 2018.  You'll cruise the local waters while indulging in a chef-prepared lunch fit for a queen. The culinary voyage begins with Toasted French Baguettes seasoned with a signature spices. Entree options include SunQuest Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 7, 2018

Newman-Dailey Honors Top Real Estate Producers in Destin, 30A, and Emerald Coast

Remaining a leader in real estate sales in Destin and along Florida's Emerald Coast is no easy task.  Luckily, the  real estate sales team at Newman-Dailey is up to the challenge. The Newman-Dailey Real Estate Division is ranked among the top  5% of real estate companies according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS (ECAR). For the first quarter of 2018, the company recognized three top producers. Sales Associate Shannyn Stevenson was honored as the top sales agent and Real Estate Agents Colin Kirkwood and Keli O’ Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

Play Newman-Dailey’s Beach Bingo & Win A Prize

When you stay with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, you receive more than just a fabulous vacation rental home or condominium. You receive personalized service from a caring team of professionals. You’ll also receive valuable extras including free activities and discounts to area restaurants and activities. And this year, we’re adding one more bonus to make your Destin vacation and time together even more fun! This spring, we’re launching BEACH BINGO!  Beach Bingo is a game that the whole family will enjoy. From taking pictures Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Topsail Hill State Preserve - A Treasure Along the Emerald Coast

Do you enjoy being within pristine undeveloped lands, viewing native species in their natural habitat and taking in spectacular coastal views? If you answered “yes,” we want to let you in on a local treasure—Topsail Hill State Preserve.   In honor of Earth Day, we’re celebrating the area’s natural attractions. Topsail Hill is a beach-front state park that encompasses 1,600 acres! Celebrating 20 years since its founding in 1998, Topsail Hill features more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, five rare coastal Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018

Craft Beer & Spirits Jam is Next Friday, April 27

Do you like craft beer? What about premium whiskeys, bourbons and spirits? If you answered "yes", you'll want to make plans to attend the  Craft Beer & Spirits Jam coming to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Friday, April 27, 2018.   As part of the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 26 – 29, the Craft Beer & Spirits Jam will welcome some of the most recognized master distillers in the nation and celebrate the region’s diverse offering of craft beer. The sampling of beverages will be complemented by a live Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 20, 2018

Free Fitness Classes at the Market Shops For Your Destin Vacation

Want to continue to your fitness program (or start a new one) while you’re on vacation? There is a fantastic option this spring and summer at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach.   The Market Shops will host free weekly fitness classes on the lawn beginning Wednesday, May 2, 2018, through Monday, July 30, 2018 . Free Fitness on the Lawn will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The classes are free to attend and open to individuals of all fitness levels. Classes include:    Monday – Slow Flow Yoga Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Book Now and Save Up to 20%

Spring is here and the sunshine and fresh air has us feeling happy. We want to share our happy with our extended family of guests.   For a limited time, we’re offering spring savings on our Destin and South Walton vacation rentals. Stay now through May 19, 2018 and enjoy added savings. Stay two- or three-nights and enjoy 10% off, or stay four-nights or more and enjoy 20% off.  (Some restrictions apply, see special offer for details.) Now that spring break is over and the beaches are slower, the locals are celebrating one of the best Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018

Destin Real Estate Market Remains Strong

Our team of real estate experts are working harder than ever before. And we recently learned it is for good reason. Real estate in Florida is booming and especially in Northwest Florida. A combination of world class beaches, a growing economy and strong military presence has made Northwest Florida a hot spot for real estate activity.   In fact, the Emerald Coast Association Realtors monthly market reports continue to reveal strong activity. In fact, ECAR monthly market detail report for single-family home closings in January and February Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easter Brunch Options in Destin and South Walton

Happy Easter Weekend! We're excited to welcome our extended family of guests to the beach for the holiday week. We know that many of our guests want to relax and eat out on Easter Sunday so we've compiled a list of some of our favorite Destin and South Walton restaurants serviing Easter Brunch.  AJ’s - AJ's Destin, AJ's Grayton Beach, and AJ's On The Bayou are hosting Easter Brunch, Bottomless Mimosas, and a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu will feature breakfast as well as traditional seafood fare. Look Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 30, 2018

Things to do in Destin for Easter

Spring is in the air and Easter weekend is almost here! We enjoy welcoming families to the beach for their holiday celebrations and annual traditions. In addition to restaurants offering Easter brunches and special menus, there are great Easter events that the whole family will enjoy. Wednesday, March 28 Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Destin Library. Take your children ages 4 and under to the Destin Library at 150 Sibert Ave at 9:30 AM for some early Easter egg hunting. Door prizes, the Easter Bunny itself, and lots of fun await you at the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Destin, South Walton and Grayton Beach Among the Best Spots for Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Northwest Florida was one of the leading Florida destinations to embrace the stand-up paddle boarding movement more than a decade ago. In the spring of 2007, YOLO Board launched, highlighting a sport that was common around the globe to locals. In 2009, BOTE Boards launched with a focus on merging the capabilities of boat with the simplicity of board. It didn’t take long for locals and visitors alike to embrace the sport and SUP boards were quickly on waterways all along the Emerald Coast.   Northwest Florida is well suited for Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Destin, Florida

While cities such as Savannah, GA and Boston, MA are recognized for their grand St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Destin, Florida has its own traditions that celebrate the luck of the Irish. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day events planned for March 17, 2018:  St. Patrick’s Day at The Hub 30A in Seagrove Beach  Want to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, too? Look no further than The Hub 30A. March 17 from noon to 9:30 p.m., The Hub 30A will be a happening place with food, live Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

Newman-Dailey is Among the Top 5 Percent of Destin Real Estate Companies

It is an exciting time to be in the real estate industry in Destin, Florida. Last year was one of Newman-Dailey’s best years on record with 2017 real estate sales increasing 40% over 2016 sales. In 2016, our agents had 137 closed sales, while in 2017 our real estate sales team closed 190 real estate transactions, a 39% increase! In addition, our real estate division posted 22% more listings in 2017 vs. 2016.  With the Newman-Dailey real estate sales serving as a leader in navigating this market growth, Newman-Dailey is now ranked among the top Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 12, 2018

Where to recycle in Destin, Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach

At Newman-Dailey, we care about our guests, our properties, our community and the environment. As such, we have a variety of programs that allow us to reduce, reuse or recycle. Paper has many lives at our office. Printed reports are made into scrap paper or telephone message pads; Old linens are donated to Alaqua Animal Refuge to be made into beds; and reusable grocery bags are used for shopping. These are just a few of our efforts to be green and reduce our use of natural resources. In addition, our team takes beach walks to remove trash and eats Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FREE Activities with Newman-Dailey Destin Vacation Rentals

Who wouldn’t like free activities during their Destin vacation? No one we know. That’s why, we’ve developed a list  of free activities that we think our guests would enjoy during their Destin vacation.   With each night’s stay, guests receive a free adult admission each day to enjoy activities including Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, parasailing, a dolphin cruise, snorkel tour, Segway tour, and mini-golf, as well as free movie rentals. With so many freebies, the hardest part is finding time to try them all.   Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018

Allegiant Adds Flights from North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas to Destin Airport

We love great beach weather and so do our guests and clients! Recently, we learned some exciting news that more cities will enjoy direct air services to our sugar white sand beaches thanks to Allegiant Airlines. New direct air service to Destin Airport (VPS) from four states, including North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas will begin between June 6 and June 8, 2018. Here’s the round-up of new cities: Bentonville – Fayetteville, Arkansas XNA) to Destin, Florida (VPS) On June 6, direct flights begin from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Valentine's Day Dinners in Destin

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day in Destin or South Walton? If so, you may be wondering where to go with the one or ones you love. Here’s a quick round up of some of our favorite restaurants and what they are offering for Valentine’s Day 2018:  Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer on the Destin Harbor: Share the love one dish at a time at  Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer . From February 10 through February 17, Brotula's is offering a special three course dinner for two, including wine for $85. To reserve your Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Best Tennis Resorts in Florida - Hidden Dunes Tennis Center Earns Top Ratings

Do you enjoy tennis? Have you been searching for the best tennis resorts in Florida? Look no further than the premier tennis resorts in Northwest Florida.    Tennis Resorts Online knows the Florida Panhandle is a great place for tennis enthusiasts. Among the North Florida resorts that rank within the  top 50 Tennis Resorts , Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort has earned this ranking for six consecutive years, scoring high in all areas, especially like-level game matching.      The gated resort overlooks miles of soft Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 1, 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

Ringing in 2018 in Destin - New Year’s Eve Celebrations Along the Emerald Coast

Are you planning to ring in 2018 in South Walton or Destin, Florida? If so, there are lots of great options for your New Year’s Eve celebration in and around Destin.  Here’s a roundup of the hottest spots to say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 along the Emerald Coast:  Noon Year's Eve at LuLu’s (Destin) -  The 3rd Annual Noon Year's Eve begins at 10 a.m. on New Year's Eve day, Sunday, December 31. It will be non-stop, free, kid-friendly fun for the whole family. Noon Year's Eve kicks off with a sandcastle building Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Dinner in Destin

We're enjoying welcoming our extended family of guests for their holiday celebration and many have asked us "What restaurants are open for Christmas in Destin?"  Our team has compiled a list of the best South Walton and Destin restaurants offering holiday meals for Christmas:      Grande Vista Bar & Grille (Destin) - Enjoy a three course Christmas feast. $35/person (plus tax and gratuity), Christmas menu served 11am-close.   Regular menu available Christmas Eve.  Located at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mezcal Mexican Grill Brings a Fresh Take on Mexican to Miramar Beach

Craving a Mexican-style meal? Si, mi amigos. We're exctied to share that there is a new option for delicious Mexican cuisine in Miramar Beach—Mezcal Mexican Grill at the Seascape Towne Centre. Mezcal combines traditional with local. Authentic Mexican recipes are infused with a coastal Southern flair. The culinary team sources fresh, local products, relying on seasonal produce and fresh Gulf seafood to create delicious entrees that satisfy and delight locals and visitors alike.  Mezcal brings a fresh take on Mexican. With signature Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 18, 2017

Pizza by the Sea Coming to the Market Shops in 2018

The wildly popular Pizza by the Sea with three locations along Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach is expanding. Pizza by the Sea is opening its fourth location in Market Shops in Miramar Beach in February 2018 just in time for the area’s busy spring season. The Market Shops is located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Pizza by the Sea is joining a collection of restaurants, including the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Winner, Bijoux, as well as more casual eateries, including DIG and Ben & Jerry’s.  Deemed &ldquo Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Santa and Snowbirds Arrive in Destin this December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Destin is decorated in its holiday best as we welcome Santa and our first flock of snowbirds for the winter season. As our winter guests arrive to town, we look forward to quickly getting you acclimated to your winter home and wanted to start with some of the fun activities taking place around town as well as 2018 events planned by the Destin Snowbird Club.  Holiday Festivities: The City of Destin’s 33rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10am . This year Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017

Select a Florida Vacation Rental that is Sunny and Bright for winter

Have you considered a winter getaway to sunny Florida? Now is a great time to plan trip to the beaches of South Walton and Destin. Whether you get away for a long weekend or stay for an entire month, now is the time to take advantage of low daily winter rates or deeply discounted monthly rates for winter. For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re featuring one our favorite sunny vacation rental cottages— Hidden Dunes Cottage 217 . This cozy, colorful home features two bedrooms and a loft. The sunlit family room with high ceiling windows Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving Weekend Events In South Walton and Destin

There is so much to be thankful for this year. Here at Newman –Dailey, we’re thankful for our pristine environment and white sandy beaches. We’re grateful for our extended family of guests and owners who entrust their beach vacations and beautiful beach homes to us. And we’re thankful for the incredible community that comes together to support families in need as well as organize wonderful events that unite our community. Once you survive Black Friday, here’s a round-up of Thanksgiving weekend events taking place on Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Halloween Happenings in Destin, Florida

Are you visting the beaches of South Walton and Destin and looking for some hallowed fun this Halloween? Here’s a few Halloween events taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in and around Destin, Florida filled with tricks, treats and tons of fun:  Halloween Fun at AJ’s in Destin Located along the Destin Harbor, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar features ghostly fun throughout the night. From 4-6 p.m., kids are invited to come in costume and enjoy a free meal with purchase of any adult entrée. At 8 p.m., New Orleans-based Flow Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 30, 2017

The Boulevard 10 at Grand Boulevard Presents Exhibition on Screen (Nov 2017-May 2018)

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is home to many brand name and boutique shops, popular restaurants and incredible events, but now there is one more great reason to head to the Boulevard—Exhibition on Screen! Each month, the Boulevard 10 will feature a cultural film that celebrates the life and work of a famous artist as part of the Exhibition on Screen series. Here’s a look the first three films:   November 21 – Canaletto and the Art of Venice at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace  Directed by David Bickerstaff, Canaletto & the Art of Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Update on Destin Events this Weekend

With Tropical Storm Nate forecasted to make landfall in Louisana on Saturday evening/Sunday morning, we’ve received a number of calls regarding area events scheduled for this weekend. Most events are continuing with a few modifications. Here’s the updates as of  Friday:  Destin Seafood Festival – This event was “officially” canceled, however, the bands and vendors tell us the show must go on! There will still be a great weekend of food, music and fun at the Destin Harbor and HarborWalk Village with live entertainment on Friday & Saturday Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

Best Sandcastle Builder in Destin

Looking for a fun activity for your next Destin vacation? Consider a sandcastle building lesson by Beach Sand Sculptures . They have been a Newman-Dailey partner for many years and have hosted our staff and many of our guests for a two hour sand sculpture lesson that is fun and rewarding. Beach Sand Sculptures Founder Rick Mungeam tells us the number one question he hears from beachgoers is “How did you do that?” so he offers classes to show you exactly how he creates his castles in the sand.   We recently visited him on Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 2, 2017

Florida’s Harvest Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 2-5, Showcases Local Cuisine

Fall is one of our favorite seasons to eat, drink and be merry in South Walton and along Florida's Emerald Coast. We recently highlighted the Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Eggs on the Beach, then we told you about the diverse array of local seafood at the Destin Seafood Festival, and now we’re excited to share the incredible coastal cuisine that will be featured at the Harvest Wine & Food Festival. From November 2 – 5, 2017 in the town of WaterColor on 30A, the Harvest Wine & Food Festival will celebrate a wide variety of fine wines as Continue reading

Published on Monday, September 25, 2017

Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Sept. 30

Do you love tasting a variety of delciious bites? If you answered "yes", we've got the dream event for you! An official Big Green Egg Cooking Compeititon will be held at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.   Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach is a family-friendly event that celebrates the delicious results of cooking on the Big Green Egg while benefiting two local charities--the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. More than 30 cook teams will be smoking, grilling and baking Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Destin is Open

Updated: 9/12/17  The storm has left our area. Today, we're experiencing sunny skies and highs in the low 80's.   We are aware that the Southeast has experienced some road closures due to the storm. For those traveling to the beach, you may need to identify alternate routes. If you are going to be delayed, please call us at 1-800-225-7652 to make arrangements. Our offices are open 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  There was no storm surge and no impact to the Destin or South Walton beaches. We invite you to  view Gulf Coast Beach Cams Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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