Fall is a beautiful time of year at the beach. It is a time when the pace slows; crowds become a distant memory; the water is warm for swimming; air temperatures are pleasantly cooler; events and fall festivals are taking place every weekend; and Monarch Butterflies and dragonflies flitter over the sand dunes—It’s Autumn Tides!
Sound glorious? Consider a mini-vacation. Mini-vacations offer big fun on a tight timetable. With lots of choices for a quick trip to the beach, the joys of a beach stay are within reach. Whether you prefer
Published on Monday, September 18, 2023
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort has always offered an excellent tennis program, but now Hidden Dunes is quickly becoming known as the best place in the Destin area for pickleball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and quickly becoming many family’s new favorite tradition. At Hidden Dunes, we celebrate timeless traditions and we’re excited to be a part of our residents’ and guests’ new favorite pastime. We’re excited to share what’s new at Hidden Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center and
Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Try something new this year and see Destin from a different point of view with Timberview Helicopter Tours !
If you love coming to Destin for the white sand beaches and emerald waters, consider taking flight during your next visit and seeing the coast from a bird’s eye view.
Upon arrival at Timberview Helicopters in Destin, you will be greeted by a friendly staff prepared to help you get ready for your tour. Once your group has been checked in and given brief safety instructions, you will be guided outside to anxiously await your flight.
Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Bears, Birds, Bonnetheads...Oh my! Beachgoers received a surprise recently when a black bear cub was spotted swimming in the crystal blue waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast. CNN Video Report shows the bear cooling off in the crystal blue waters. Wildlife experiences such as this are possible during a Destin vacation. While seeing a bear on the beach is unusual, it is common to see lots of other wildlife during your stay in Destin and Miramar Beach, Florida. Here's a look at the top 5 animal encounters that are common in Destin, Florida:
Published on Thursday, June 29, 2023
Nestled among the live oaks, Hidden Dunes Cottage 212 is a hidden oasis tucked within Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. Located near activities including pool and tennis/pickleball courts and within walking distance of the beach, Hidden Dunes Cottage 212 is the perfect vacation rental for a couple or young family.
The cottage features a fully stocked kitchen with everything the chef in your family needs to create a delicious meal while on vacation. With an open floor plan, the kitchen overlooks a breakfast bar and living space. Enjoy
Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort is a top location for tennis and pickleball in the Destin, Florida area. For the second consecutive year in a row, the Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has been ranked #1 for Best Game Arranging. The resort has also been named a Silver Medal Resort for 11 consecutive years. While maintaining a successful tennis program, the resort has also added pickleball, which earned the Silver Medal ranking as well.
This is a tremendous accomplishment of the staff, including Director of Racquet Sports Rhett Russell
Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
A spring beach break vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. In an effort to help families stretch their travel budget, Newman-Dailey has brought back its Late Spring Fling deal for 10% off stays in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental between April 16 and May 18, 2023.
Plan your late spring fling to include serene natural attractions and adrenaline-producing watersports. Adventurous families can take advantage of a day on the water with Destin boat rentals or schedule a chartered fishing trip and learn why the area is coined the world&rsquo
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 37 years and love seeing and hearing about our guests’ special moments and memories from their beach vacation. As such, we’re excited to announce the winners from our 2022 My Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest.
1st Place: Harry J.
Harry rallied his friends and family to vote for his gorgeous photo of the beach earning him a stay at the recently renovated Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach.
Here’s what Harry shared about their beach vacation in his photo submission entry:
Published on Friday, January 13, 2023
The time has come to say goodbye to 2022 and ring in the New Year! For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Destin, Florida on Dec. 31, here’s a round-up of New Year’s Eve 2023 celebrations to ring in the New Year in style.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration is an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage with DJ TreVy 6 p
Published on Friday, December 30, 2022
Are you looking for the best places to travel in December and beyond? As locals, we are blessed to live alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. That said, it’s reassuring to know that respected publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, and Good Housekeeping Magazine also recognize the Emerald Coast among the best places to travel in December and in the coming year. Here’s a look at how our beaches rank:
Best Places to Travel in December - #7 South Walton
Good Housekeeping Magazine recently ranked
Published on Monday, December 26, 2022
There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than at the beach. Whether you want to enjoy twinkling lights and holiday decorations or ring in the New Year with champagne and delicious food, there’s something for everyone in Northwest Florida.
Orchestrated by the City of DeFuniak Springs, Christmas Reflections is an annual, month-long display in December of 10 million Christmas lights around historic Lake DeFuniak. Hosted nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Address: 3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Published on Friday, December 23, 2022
Looking for a fresh newly renovated Gulf-front condo in Miramar Beach that shines? May we suggest Hidden Dunes Condo 1605 ? All that glitters is gold in this glitzy two-bedroom gulf-front vacation rental condo. Aptly named The Golden Lady, Hidden Dunes 1605 sparkles with glamorous gold interior accents. The posh interior combined with the stunning beach views from the 16th floor ensure that this Destin vacation rental shines. The kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded with white stone counters, ceramic tile with gold grout, and gold-toned hardware
Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2022
We love welcoming families to the beach for Thanksgiving. There is much to be grateful for including our many local restaurants who are offering a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal or meal to-go options, there’s something for everyone at the beach.
The Crab Trap, Destin
The Crab Trap invites you to give thanks on the beach in Destin. The Gulf-front restaurant is open Thanksgiving Day from 11am-7pm. Seating is first come, first serve and the restaurant will feature a traditional
Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
A beach vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. In fact, a recent study conducted by Downs & St. Germain Research among families who are familiar with our area revealed that 78% of respondents took a beach vacation with their parents while growing up. After welcoming families to the beach for more than 37 years, we know that making time for memories with family and friends at the beach simply makes life happier. Therefore, we want to help families plan their cherished beach vacations. Here are 5 reasons to book your 2023 beach vacation
Published on Monday, November 21, 2022
If you’re looking for a great family-friendly Florida tennis resort, look no further than Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort . Hidden Dunes Resort offers a great mix of group clinics, private lessons, court time with like-level game matching services and beach time. But don’t just take our word for it. Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is regarded as one of the premier beach and tennis resorts in Florida, earning both local and national recognition, including being voted 2021 Best Tennis Center by the readers of Emerald Coast
Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022
We're pleased to announce that Rhett Russell has joined Hidden Dunes Tennis Center as the new Director of Racquet Sports. Russell replaces Renee Broxson who led the Hidden Dunes Tennis program for more than 17 years.
Russell brings a long career of tennis instruction and tournament play along with the support of his racquet-wielding family, which includes his wife, Amy Russell, and six children who have all earned their own prestigious tennis rankings and recognition. In high school, Russell earned the Prince Scholastic All-American and he credits
Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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
Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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
Published on Tuesday, April 26, 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
Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
We recently hosted our bi-annual Beach Memories Contest. It’s a joy sharing our guests’ experiences, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, firsts and much more!
Hundreds of travelers shared their favorite memories from their last Destin vacation for a chance to win a vacation stay at the newly remodeled Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach. After reviewing the most endearing stories of guests’ special memories at the beach, the three submissions with the most points became our My Beach Memories photo contest winners
Published on Friday, February 25, 2022
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.
30A Cork & Barrel is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium
Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Are you seeking a fresh vacation rental for your next beach vacation? If so, check out this sunny spot at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, Cottage 188.
This adorable first-floor cottage features two bedrooms and two baths that sleeps up to six. With updated clean beachy décor and lots of natural light, Hidden Dunes Cottage 188 feels fresh and breezy inside and out. The large screened-in porch is ideal for enjoy Florida’s coastal breezes without the bugs. Inside the remodeled kitchen is a ray of sunshine for the chef in the group
Published on Friday, January 21, 2022
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
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2021
One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.
Whether coming to the beach for the holidays, a special celebration or just a romantic rendezvous, travelers staying in Destin, Miramar Beach and along Scenic Highway 30A have a growing number of options for in-home catering
Published on Friday, December 10, 2021
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
Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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:
Harbor Docks | 11AM – 5PM
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.
Published on Monday, November 22, 2021
You’ve probably already started dreaming about your next beach vacation. Relaxing on the soft white sand beaches with warm coastal breezes rolling over your skin and cool drink in your hand, you’re relaxing and soaking up the beach life. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning. Here’s the top 3 reasons to book your 2022 South Walton or Destin beach vacation now:
The early vacation planner gets the best vacation rentals. With Gulf-front vacation rentals in high demand, those who book
Published on Monday, November 15, 2021
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
Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021
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
Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021
We enjoy seeing and hearing about our guests’ experiences at the beach. Each year, the beach is where families come together to rest, reconnect, and celebrate life’s special moments. For more than 36 years, the team at Newman-Dailey has been welcoming families to the beach and we always enjoy hearing about our guests' experiences and the joys of their vacation. Our annual My Beach Memories photo contest allows us to read and see our guest’s stories and reward the winning submission with a free vacation rental stay.
Published on Friday, October 1, 2021
We’re celebrating Moms! This has been a tough year and Mom has been doing it all! She's the chef, the housekeeper, the launderer, the teacher, the chauffeur, the cheerleader, the coach and so much more. We know the stress of this last year has added up and taken a toll on Mom's mental and physical health. That’s why we created the MOMosa Vacation!
Plan a trip to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida this fall (September - November 19) and take advantage of our MOMosa Vacation package , which combines our low fall rates on vacation
Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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
Published on Friday, August 27, 2021
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
Published on Monday, August 23, 2021
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
Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021
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
Published on Monday, July 5, 2021
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
Published on Friday, July 2, 2021
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 /
Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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
Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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
Published on Monday, May 24, 2021
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
Published on Monday, May 17, 2021
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
Published on Friday, March 26, 2021
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
Published on Friday, March 12, 2021
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
Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021
At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of stepping out on the deck and enjoying the coastal breeze and sounds of the surf while we made some of our favorite happy hour concoctions. Check out these creative sunset cocktail ideas for your next
Published on Friday, February 19, 2021
Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community. Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation.
The Citizen (Alys Beach)
On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor, outdoor and take-away dining. An 18-seat bar and 12-seat custom raw bar along with outdoor seating
Published on Monday, February 15, 2021
Destin, Florida is one of the most popular spring break destinations for families with children and teens. Destin’s soft white sand beaches and emerald green waters provide a playground for all ages in an expansive outdoor setting. Beyond the beach, there are a variety of activities and experiences that will allow everyone in your group to have fun! In addition, when you stay with Newman-Dailey, you'll enjoy FREE activities with each day of your stay. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in Destin for Spring Break.
Published on Monday, February 1, 2021
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
Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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
Published on Monday, January 18, 2021
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
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The most romantic day of the year is approaching and we thought it was the perfect time to share our list of the most romantic things to in Destin, Florida to help our guests create a romantic Destin vacation. These ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a romantic escape any time of the year.
Sunset on the beach .
Our number one pick for romance in Destin is to watch the sunset on the beach. Bring a blanket or a couple of beach chairs along with a cooler of drinks and snacks and settle in as the sky comes alive with gold, orange
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
While 2020 was a tough year, we were able to celebrate the silver linings with our guests through our fourth My Beach Memories photo contest. We’ve been accepting submissions from August 2020 through December 29, 2020 of our guests’ favorite beach vacation memories and we’re excited to announce the winners!
From stories of COVID-blessings and first visits to the beach to weddings and favorite activities, our hearts were warmed sharing in our guests’ joys, celebrations and beach vacation traditions. We’re honored
Published on Monday, January 11, 2021
As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms, this is a great time to start healthy habits for the New Year. We’ve all made resolutions in year’s past that don’t always come to fruition so this year, we’ve created a list of resolutions for your next Destin vacation that we think will bring you joy and jump start a healthier happier you.
Try Something New on Your Next Visit to Destin
If you are a foodie, it could be trying a new South Walton or Destin restaurant. Or if you love to cook, rent a vacation rental
Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021
As we reflect on 2020, we enjoy finding the silver lining on an otherwise tragic year. Through our “My Beach Memories Photo Contest” stories, we had the joy of sharing many special memories with our guests. We think that coming to the beach with your family and friends provides a much needed, safe escape to enjoy a change of scenery and to relax and reconnect. The following are priceless stories of each family’s 2020 memories and unique blessings.
#1) COVID Blessings
“My husband and I both work in the hospital and after
Published on Monday, January 4, 2021
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
Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, December 17, 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
Published on Monday, December 14, 2020
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
Published on Friday, December 11, 2020
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
Published on Friday, December 4, 2020
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
Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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
Published on Monday, November 16, 2020
While most families come to South Walton and Destin, Florida for the soft, sugar-white sand beaches, the Destin area is also a great place to go hiking. With five state parks and Point Washington State Forest, the area’s natural lands feature miles of trails and geological gems such as rare coastal dune lakes—only found in South Walton, Africa, Australia, and Madagascar. The best part is that hiking is a great activity that allows for social distancing, and provides hikers fresh air and fun.
From Henderson Beach State Park to Eden State
Published on Monday, November 2, 2020
While 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected, the team at Newman-Dailey knows that annual traditions provide comfort in the midst of chaos. Therefore, we've gathered some of our favorite things to do in Destin for the holidays that have become annual holiday traditions for many. The team at Newman-Dailey wants to help keep your traditions alive and maybe even start some new ones. Our private, vacation rental homes and condominiums provide a safe, sanitized home away from home through our enhanced cleaning standards, allowing your family to
Published on Friday, October 16, 2020
Is your family one of the many that now have a virtual classroom and school from home? If so, consider providing your student with a change of scenery and School from the Beach.
Here are 5 great reasons to bring your virtual classroom to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida:
Edu-tainment Field Trips
Combining education and fun, Destin is home to many attractions and activities that are fun and great for hands-on learning. From Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s where you’ll learn about Florida’s most misunderstood reptile to
Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
When your kids school from the beach, there are lots of fantastic edutainment venues that combine learning and fun. One of our favorites is Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s in Destin . This FREE attraction features more than 100 alligators, including hatchlings, juveniles, and the famed, Ms. Pearl, an albino alligator. Here are some of the highlights you’ll enjoy when you take a break from your virtual textbooks and take a field trip to Gator Beach. CLICK HERE to join us for a virtual tour of Gator Beach!
At Gator Beach, students will have
Published on Monday, October 5, 2020
Renovations are complete on the Gulf-front tower, which was repainted and the condominiums have re-opened with new balcony railing as well as flooring that is non-skid and waterproof. The condominium’s Gulf-front pool was updated with new pool tiles, a new pool deck, and renovated pool restrooms.
When you stay at Hidden Dunes Resort, you’ll enjoy access to the basketball and horseshoe courts, the award-winning tennis center with clay courts, community pools and spas, picnic areas with community grills, and a private beach walkover to
Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020
With more companies directing staff to work from home while we wait out COVID-19, we know where you’d rather be—working from the beach! In fact, if you have to work you might as well do it in a place where you’re happiest. And for many, their happy place is at the beach.
Here are our top 6 reasons to work from the beach this year:
When You Participate in Zoom Meetings, You Win for the Best Live Background
Zoom meetings have become the new norm. When you work from the beach, you’ll have the best “LIVE” background
Published on Friday, August 28, 2020
One of our favorite Destin activities for social distancing is bike riding. Sanitize the handlebars and head out for fun! Rent bikes from one of the area’s bike rental companies, including Rent Gear Here or La Dolce Vita, and hit the trails.
The best place for biking in Destin is along Scenic Highway 98 (aka Scenic Gulf Drive), which offers a paved path that is perfect for biking. The path runs adjacent to the beach and there are lots of cool spots to stop and see the sights along the way.
Here we share our favorite stops
Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020
Are you looking for the best beach cottages in Miramar Beach, Florida near Destin? Consider staying in a Hidden Dunes Cottage. Located near Hidden Dunes top-ranked tennis center, the cottages are an affordable and comfortable home away from home for your next family vacation. The Carolina-style Cottages are nestled in a naturally wooded landscape and enhanced by spacious and private screened porches, shaded walkways, reflecting pools, and bubbling fountains.
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is located on 27-acres of beach-front property
Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
We had so much fun seeing our guests’ memories that we launched our third My Beach Memories photo contest last fall. We’ve been accepting submissions of your favorite moments from your beach vacation from October 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 and we finally have our winners!
Sharing in your special moments from baby's first steps and family traditions to sunsets and wedding proposals, our hearts have been warmed and our optimism renewed. We are reminded that South Walton and Destin’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world
Published on Friday, August 14, 2020
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
Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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
Published on Friday, July 31, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020
While Corona Virus may have forced us to adopt new norms, 2020 celebrations are not canceled. In fact now more than ever, it is comforting to come together with loved ones and celebrate. The team at Newman-Dailey is ready to help you celebrate that special occasion. Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, a birthday, baby’s first step, a graduation or holiday gathering, our spacious Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums provide a safe location to celebrate life's commemorative moments.
At Newman-Dailey, guest and staff safety
Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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
Published on Monday, July 6, 2020
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
Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Our Real Estate Agent, Carolyn DiFebo , tackled one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying real estate in Destin, Florida. Do you really need Title Insurance when purchasing an investment property or second home? Here's what you should know:
Title insurance has been around for more than 125 years to protect homeowners. A home (real estate) is the largest asset (investment) you will own and it should be protected.
So, what is title insurance? It is an insurance policy that protects the interests of the parties involved
Published on Monday, June 15, 2020
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
Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020
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
Published on Friday, May 15, 2020
Like much of the country, we are ready to resume life and embrace the new norm. Guest and staff safety is a top priority for the team at Newman-Dailey. Our beaches are open and we are ready to help families plan a safe and much-needed beach vacation with confidence.
Private, professionally managed vacation rental homes and condominiums are a great choice to practice social distancing and enjoy time with loved ones in a clean, safe environment.
While there are many variables as we transition to new norms, we want our guests to
Published on Thursday, May 14, 2020
Our experienced team of Destin real estate agents is always ready and able to answer questions about buying and selling properties in Northwest Florida. To help answer your questions, Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Heather Sprigler has tackled some of the most frequently asked questions about buying a vacation rental at the beach.
What should my budget be?
This is a great question and should always be the first place to start when looking to purchase an investment property. Unlike your primary residence, more often than not a lender will
Published on Monday, May 11, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020
Cleanliness and safety are always a top priority at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. As such, our team has developed new practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID).
Our Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, Eddie Gray, former Vacation Rental Housekeeping Association Executive Housekeeping Professional of the Year, has been an industry leader in developing COVID protocols. He and his team have developed cleaning protocols that achieve the highest
Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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
Published on Friday, April 17, 2020
When you slow down long enough to breathe deep and stop rushing to the next appointment or next task, it is easier to make time for the details. One of the ways we love to slow down at the beach is to enjoy sunset happy hour. We are blessed with a wealth of local farmers and fisherman that reward us with the freshest seafood and produce available. As such, we enjoy infusing local ingredients to create the freshest beach cocktails.
This week, we’re making Rosemary By the Sea cocktail for our Dailey Happy Hour. Here we’re sharing how we make
Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Our extended family of friends, guests and people who love the beach as much as we do spans the globe. As Destin locals, our team enjoys sharing our knowledge and insider tips with you.
For those who join the club and become a “Dailey Insider,” we’ll be sending monthly updates with the inside scoop on South Walton and Destin’s beaches, the hottest local events and concerts as well as share travel deals and secret special offers.
Here’s why you should join the Dailey Insider Club:
Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Whether you’re planning a future trip to Destin or just day dreaming about relaxing along Destin’s white sandy shores, a Destin beach tradition is a sunset toast. At Newman-Dailey, we enjoy celebrating a “Dailey Happy Hour” and sunset toast whenever possible, and since we're all staying at home, we've decided to bring happy hour to you. This week, we’re creating one of our favorite beach drinks, the strawberry mojito. As such, we're sharing our recipe and bringing the beach into your home to enjoy a toast with us. And
Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020
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
Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As we endure the current health crisis and all practice social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're all thinking of sunny days ahead. We know you're ready to pack your suitcases and get back to the beach!
So in the meantime, we wanted to help you virtually enjoy the beach at home. It is the sights, sounds and smells that can easily take you back to a place. So we thought it would be fun to share tips on how to bring the beach home until you can get back to your beach vacation.
Here are the top 9 ways
Published on Friday, March 27, 2020
We know you need a change of scenery and don't want to miss taking your treasured Destin beach vacation this year. At Newman-Dailey guest and staff safety is our top priority. Therefore in addition to our enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols and new COVID-19 procedures, our team has created a list of things to do in Destin that allow for social distancing. Here are our top suggestions:
Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
This fun water activity is an individual watersport. Get out on the water, either in the Bay, the Gulf, or the Sound
Published on Friday, March 13, 2020
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
Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020
Our team is proud to be Destin locals and as such we want our extended family of friends and guests to feel like a local when they come to town. So in addition to sharing all the local Destin hotspots, we’re sharing another way to feel like a local and help us protect the beach and the endangered sea turtles that nest along our shores.
Therefore, we’ve identified 7 ways to Be Local and Act Local when you visit the beach:
Join Us in Removing Trash from the Beach
It is important to leave only footprints when visiting the beach. As a local
Published on Monday, March 9, 2020
Updated September 1, 2022
We enjoy welcoming guests back to the beach, and the health and safety of our guests, clients, and staff remains a priority for the team at Newman-Dailey. Our clean, sanitized private vacation rentals are a safe option for taking a South Walton and Destin beach vacation.
Newman-Dailey has instituted enhanced sanitization and cleaning practices and procedures for all of our vacation rentals, which includes an extended time between stays for sanitization and cleaning of each vacation rental.
VIEW OUR COVID-19 SANITIZATION PRACTICES HERE
Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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
Published on Monday, February 24, 2020
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
Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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
Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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.
30A Songwriters Festival
Sandestin Gumbo Festival
30A Wine Festival
Published on Monday, January 7, 2019