Dive into the luxury at this 19th Floor, luxury penthouse at Jade East Towers in the heart of Destin. Coined “The Jewel of Destin,” this spacious 4-bedroom Destin vacation rental boasts an impressive 3,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. One of the joys of this luxury Destin condo is the floor-to-ceiling windows that create a magnificent backdrop of brilliant white beaches and azul waters while ushering in the sunlight and illuminating the sparkling white interior.
The grandiose great room is crafted for myriad experiences,
Published on Wednesday, August 23, 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
The wildly popular, family-friendly, concert series runs through June 22. Held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Cultural Arts Village in Destin, FL, the 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, reggae, and disco to modern pop. Plan to bring a beach chair, towel or picnic blanket and relax on the lush lawn while being entertained by talented musicians presenting lively musical performances. Bring your own picnic dinner and beverages of your choice, or
Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Sure, locals claim it, but it’s always nice to have outside sources name our beaches as the best in the nation. Recently, Henderson Beach State Park was named one of the best beaches in the U.S. on the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Best Beaches List. The list, which is based on reviews and ratings collected over the past 12 months, is decided by real travelers from all over, sharing real opinions and stories.
Among the Top 25 Beaches in the U.S., Henderson Beach State in Destin, Florida ranked #6, noting reviews such as “ The soft
Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
UPDATED! Jade East Penthouse 1950 has been recently remodeled and is ready for your group. Not only is the view from Jade East 1950 absolutely breathtaking, but this Destin condo also boasts 10-foot ceilings, an enlarged balcony, and close to 1,000 more square feet than Jade East’s traditional three-bedroom unit.
This spectacular 3-bedroom penthouse condo features a huge living room with incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico. The space includes a seating area, sectional couch, and desk/workstation—ideal if you need to work from the
Published on Wednesday, March 22, 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
Destin, Florida is a popular vacation destination. As locals, we appreciate the special benefits we receive from living along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Here are our top 8 reasons why we love Destin, Florida:
1. The Weather
Destin enjoys a mild year-round climate with summers in the high 80s and cool winter days in the 60s and 70s. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 88°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 92°F. The warmest months are July and August with an average high-temperature
Published on Friday, February 10, 2023
If you found this blog, you’re probably considering booking a vacation stay with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. Booking a Destin vacation rental through Newman-Dailey is a great decision. Here’s why:
Trusted Source for Vacation Rentals since 1985.
We’re the trusted source for real estate sales and vacation rentals in the Destin area since 1985. For 38 years, we’ve been welcoming families to the beach and making dreams a reality. We strive every day to achieve 100% customer satisfaction through our 100% performance guarantee
Published on Thursday, February 9, 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
Happy New Year! We’re here to inspire some New Year’s Resolutions that will keep you healthy mentally and physically. Here’s our top 5 New Year’s Resolutions:
In today’s fast paced environment in which we’re all addicted to scroll and the next click, we recommend resolving to relax more. Plan time to set down the mobile phone and close the laptop. Schedule time to rest and relax. Whether meditate to the sound of waves lapping the shore or just spend some time in the lazy boy with a good book, it&rsquo
Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023
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
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
Expansion Complete at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) officially opened the new highly anticipated Concourse C in September. As one of 22 joint-use commercial service airports in the country, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport has seen tremendous growth since 2016 when it added service from Allegiant Air. In 2016, Allegiant started service from Destin to St. Louis and Cincinnati. Within two years, by 2018 , Allegiant was providing service to 22 destinations and announced VPS as its place of operations
Published on Monday, November 14, 2022
It’s time for holiday planning! Time to start coordinating where, when, and meal prep for the winter holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah. For many families gathering at the beach for the holidays has become a cherished tradition. 30A and Destin vacation rentals provide a home away from home in a gorgeous setting to gather and celebrate the holidays with loved ones. The best part is that when the celebration is over, you’ll enjoy leaving the cleaning to someone else.
Here are our top tips for cooking holiday
Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Labor Day Weekend means it is time to take a break from working and take time to rest. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are our specialties along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Here are the top three things to do in Destin for R&R on Labor Day Weekend:
Watch the Sunset
One of our favorite Destin Labor Day activities is getting a front-row seat for the sunset show. Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and Labor Day Sunsets are like nature's fireworks, celebrating the end of a spectacular summer season.
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Get ready for an exciting week of creative preparations of Lionfish. This invasive species, which Destin and many Gulf coast communities are working to eradicate, is actually quite tasty. During Lionfish Restaurant week, May 8-15, local chefs will create unique dishes that prove that the Lionfish can be a culinary delicacy. Lionfish are highly invasive and can reduce fish populations and reefs by more than 90%. The Northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world,
Published on Friday, May 6, 2022
Destin has created customizable adventure packages that filter by age, price, location or duration, providing Bite-sized little adventures for the whole family. With more than 20 miles of coastline, plus protected bays and bayous, the best way to explore Destin, Florida is on the water. Coined the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” Destin is popular with anglers, but it also ranks high for watersports and nature activities as well.
The tourism department for Destin-Fort Walton Beach wants to make accessing the area’s waterways
Published on Thursday, May 5, 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
Jade East Towers located in the heart of Destin, Florida across from Big Kahuna’s Waterpark is one of the best resorts for families. With two- and three-bedroom condos each with a private balcony overlooking the beach and glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico, each well-appointed Newman-Dailey vacation rental offers spectacular views along with seasonal beach service (2 chairs and an umbrella each day of your stay). With a Gulf-front pool with rock waterfall, Jacuzzi, lush grassy area for lawn games, community grilling area, fitness center
Published on Wednesday, March 16, 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
Are you seeking a recently enhanced Gulf-front condo for your next Destin vacation? Jade East 630 is refreshed and ready to welcome your family. This two-bedroom, beachfront condo features striking tile floors, fresh paint, new drapes, new living room furniture, a wet bar, and a new dining set.
While the interior is beautifully decorated, most importantly, it complements the gorgeous blue hues of the Gulf of Mexico that are visible through the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The doors open to a private balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture
Published on Thursday, December 2, 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
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 know that families want to stay connected and entertained while at the beach. In addition, many families are working and schooling remotely from the beach, and the need for reliable high-speed internet and WiFi has grown exponentially. The owners of Jade East 1210 understand the need for speed and have upgraded to 100 Mbp, providing guests reliable broadband powered by a fiber-optic connection, making it perfectly equipped to handle your family’s entertainment needs and your workload. The added bandwidth also supports the condominium&rsquo
Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021
There are many great choices for staying in Destin for Labor Day. The best part is that Labor Day is part of our Late Summer Value season and our published rates are discounted 20- 30% off peak summer season rates. Here are our top picks for places to stay for Labor Day in Destin, Florida.
Jade East – Best location Near the Destin Harbor
We like this family-friendly property for Labor Day due to its proximity to area attractions and the Destin Harbor. Located across the street from Big Kahuna’s Waterpark (one free adult admission per
Published on Friday, July 9, 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
With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, we’re delighted to welcome many traveling families to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. While we know you’ll want to spend lots of time soaking in the sun and enjoying the area’s pristine beaches, there are some great local events to honor our military heroes and enjoy live music and fun. Here are the highlights:
Memorial Day Ceremony in Santa Rosa Beach (Monday, May 31)
The historic Gulf Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. The 106-year-old cemetery
Published on Friday, May 28, 2021
We’re delighted to share that the owners of Condo 120 at Jade East Towers have completed a full renovation of their three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, conveniently located on the first floor of Jade East in the heart of Destin, Florida. This blessed location means that you can be the first to reach the beach and put your toes in the sand each morning. Adorned with new outdoor furnishings, the beach-front balcony puts beach lovers near the action. With a view of the soothing blue hues of Gulf of Mexico in the distance, the pool just
Published on Wednesday, May 26, 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
We are so excited to be welcoming back LIVE music. One of our favorite local traditions is Concerts in the Village each spring/summer season. Hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Village (next to Home Depot on Commons Drive), the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings in a variety of talented musicians and bands for Thursday night concerts at sunset on the green. The large open-air venue allows for social distancing and provides a vibrant setting for musicians to share their talents with music-hungry audiences. This year’s line-up showcases a variety...
Published on Friday, May 7, 2021
After last year, we know families are ready to have the best beach vacation ever! Luckily, our friends at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau have made it easy to find adventures for your family when visiting the Destin area. In addition to all the great activities and watersports that Destin offers, the team has created “ Adventure Packs ” which pair some of the area’s best local restaurants with the best experiences to create dream-worthy adventures for your family. We’ve highlighted a few of
Published on Friday, May 7, 2021
While the beach has naturally calming qualities, sometimes it’s nice to reach a deeper level of calm and relaxation. For those seeking the best yoga classes in the Destin area both in-studio and on the beach, we’ve gather our staff’s top picks for Yoga in Destin. We’ve divided our list by coastal community (west to east) to help you find the yoga experience that closest to your vacation rental home or simply try them all. We hope you enjoy exploring these meditative sessions and finding a new level of Zen.
Sunshine Yoga (
Published on Tuesday, April 20, 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
New Addition! We’re excited to welcome Jade East Condo 830 to our collection of luxury condos at Jade East Towers in Destin, Florida. Jade East’s incredible Gulf-front location in the heart of Destin is just the beginning of this Destin condo’s charm.
Staying in Jade East 830 feels like a warm breeze on a summer day at the beach. The updated décor infuses crisp whites with soothing pale blues that complement the vibrant blues of the Gulf of Mexico. The location on the eighth floor provides guests gorgeous views of the beach
Published on Friday, February 12, 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
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
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
The newest addition to our collection of premier Destin condominiums is Destin Condo 1230 at Jade East Towers . The calming blue hues beautifully complement the Gulf of Mexico, which can be seen through the floor to ceiling windows that lead to the private balcony. Guests rave about watching the sunset from the private balcony, entertaining in the fully-stocked kitchen, and lounging in the master suite, which features spectacular views of the Gulf. Plus, the convenience of a washer/dryer and a wet bar make entertaining a joy.
While it is lovely watching
Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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
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 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
Working remotely from a vacation rental home at the beach has many potential benefits, ranging from mental and physical health to enhanced creativity and efficiency. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies workplace psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. She told NPR, "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental to doing that rumination that’s needed for ideas to percolate and gestate and allow a person...
Published on Wednesday, September 23, 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
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
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
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
Tired of being stuck at home and starring at the same four walls? Sounds like it’s time to break free to the beach for a stay in a Jade East Gulf-front condominium. Located in the heart of Destin across from Big Kahuana’s Waterpark, Jade East Tower’s premier location makes it the perfect home away from home for families craving beach time at a safe drive-to vacation destination.
For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re featuring one of our most colorful condominiums at Jade East Towers – 240 . Jade East 240 is the perfect
Published on Wednesday, June 24, 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
We know our extended family of staff, guests, owners, and clients are feeling the strain from COVID-19. If it feels like life is serving lemons, we recommend making a lemon drop martini! In fact, there are all kinds of delicious citrus delicacies that can be made out of lemons. Here are some of our favorite recipes for creating lemon treats at the beach.
Drink: Lemon Drop Martini
One of our favorite uses of lemon is in a cocktail. For today’s Dailey Happy Hour, we’re featuring how to make a simple Lemon Drop Martini with lemon infused
Published on Friday, May 8, 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
Jade East Towers in Destin is currently in a three-way tie for tallest building in Destin, Florida. Standing at approximately 229 feet and boast 19 floors, Jade East Condos is a focal point along the Emerald Coast. Each Gulf-front condominium has a private balcony that overlooks the beach and offers captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico. With prime amenities and luxurious accommodations, these condominium rentals are a perfect match for a Florida beach getaway. After taking in the beauty of the room, guests can relax at the Gulf-front pool
Published on Wednesday, March 25, 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
Spring is in the air and we're excited beach season is arriving!
There are many benefits to taking your beach vacation sooner than later including added savings, fewer crowds and more smiles. Beach service is returning as are all the great family programs, kids camps and spring events. Take your spring beach vacation during the month of March and take advantage of our Extra Happy special offer and save up to 15% off your stay of three nights or more.
Whether looking traveling with kids in elementary school or teens in high
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Springtime at the beach is a beautiful time of year. The mornings are cool and crisp as the sun rises in east over the Gulf of Mexico. Guests will relish spending days relaxing on Destin’s soft white sand beaches while waves wash away worries and make way for renewal and rebirth. PLAY: Comfortable temperatures by day and cooler nights make springtime the perfect time of year for outdoor pursuits, including hiking the area’s state parks and state forests, bicycling scenic beach towns and playing golf on one of the area’s top ranked courses. Watersports
Published on Monday, January 27, 2020
As Destin locals, we’ve learned the month of March is a sweet spot for taking a Destin vacation. As spring begins to bloom, Destin comes alive with events and activities. In March, temperatures are comfortable and ideal for outdoor pursuits. Comfortable temperatures in March make relaxing on the beach with the sun warming your skin while coastal breezes keep you cool simply dreamy. ( Click here for Destin water temperatures by month).
We polled our team of Destin locals to uncover the best things to do in South Walton and Destin, Florida
Published on Friday, January 24, 2020
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at our offices in Destin, Florida is “how cold/warm will the water be during my Destin vacation?” While water temperatures vary from year to year, the team at Surf-forecast.com has been tracking historical data for two decades out in Destin's open water. Daily temperature readings have been recorded and the average water temperature by season has been calculated from this data. By their calculations, here is the average water temperature in Destin, Florida by month:
January - 64°F
Published on Monday, January 20, 2020
Our extended family of friends and guests as well as anyone who attends Best of the Emerald Coast event each year at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin knows that Newman-Dailey is renowned for our “Be Free Sunset Cocktail.”
This refreshing cocktail is perfect for sunset toasts along Destin's soft white sand beaches. Therefore, we are sharing the recipe for this delicious coastal cocktail:
Newman-Dailey’s Be Free Sunset Cocktail
1 part vodka
1 part white grape juice
1 part cranberry juice
1 part lime seltzer water
Published on Friday, January 17, 2020
Happy New Year! We’re excited to welcome 2020! As we kick off the year, our coastal community will be celebrating health/wellness, live music and productions of all kinds. Here's a round up of some of the most popular January events in South Walton and Destin, Florida.
January 11: Beach & Brew on 30A to Host
Healthy-Living January Event to Benefit Food For Thought 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
South Walton’s newest taproom, Beach & Brew on 30A, will host its third community event titled “Sip, Stretch & Savor” on Saturday, January 11, 2020 featuring
Published on Monday, January 6, 2020
Every year we all make New Year resolutions to be better - to eat better, to exercise more and to spend more time with family, etc. This year, we invite our extended family of friends and guests to make a beach resolution for your next Destin vacation.
Here are some ideas for beach resolutions
to get you started:
Pick up trash found on the beach (plastic straws, cigarette butts, balloons and pieces of plastic are among the top finds and some of the most harmful objects to endangered sea turtles)
Read at least one book during your beach
Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019
If you're celebrating Christmas in Destin, you're probably weighing your options on where to eat Christmas dinner. While most restaurants are closed for the holiday, there are a handful of great Destin restaurants serving Christmas dinner . Many enjoy the joys of a renting a vacation home or condominium in order to cook their favorite family recipes in the chef-ready kitchen and dine at home. For those families, here are the best local stores and markets to gather ingredients. Publix at Paradise Key 4425 Commons Drive, Destin
Published on Monday, December 23, 2019
Looking for the best hot spots for breakfast in Destin, Florida? Check out our team's local favorites. We know you'll be satisifed and have energy for your day at the beach! Best Bets for Breakfast & Coffee:
2 Birds Coffee + Café
At this quaint little café, they serve up some delicious sandwiches, pastries, and of course coffee and wine in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Stop for a snack, breakfast or lunch. $-$$
80 Seascape Drive, #103, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550,
(850) 279-3375. https://www.2birdscafe.com/
Published on Monday, December 16, 2019
Plan ahead and you'll be rewarded! We want to give you something to celebrate as we head into the new year. Families planning on taking a Destin beach vacation in 2020 will want to book before the end of the year to enjoy added savings and the best rental options. When you book a 2020 beach vacation before Dec. 31, we'll reward you with 5% off* stays of 5 nights or more. There are many new activities and things to do at the beach as well as all the favorite "must-visit" restaurants and activities. When you book
Published on Friday, December 13, 2019
Along Florida’s Emerald Coast within Destin and South Walton there a wide variety of events that celebrate the holidays and unite our coastal towns with the peace, love and joy of the season. If you have a trip planned or are considering a Destin vacation during December, here are some of the fun events and celebrations that are planned for 2019.
through Dec. 31: Baytowne on Ice
Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. For visitors who miss the cold and ice, the seasonal ice
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019