It is a great honor to share the exciting news that Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was recently honored as the best Vacation Rental Company and Property Management Group in the 2022 Best of the Emerald Coast Awards presented by Emerald Coast Magazine.
This week our team joined dozens of other winners at the Awards party at North Beach Social in Santa Rosa Beach. Businesses ranging from healthcare and insurance to retail and restaurants were voted among the Best of the Emerald Coast, and we realized we all have some things common&mdash
Published on Thursday, December 8, 2022
A big congratulations to our beloved Heather Sprigler and Shannyn Stevenson for being named the overall Top Producers in Real Estate for 2021! Heather was Top Producer in Sales, while Shannyn was Top Producer in Listings.
Both Shannyn and Heather have the emerald waters of the Gulf coast in their blood. Shannyn Stevenson has been a local since 1980 and started her real estate career in 1999. With 23 years of experience in this real estate market, Shannyn has developed a specialty in helping her clients find their dream short-term investment
Published on Monday, February 21, 2022
DESTIN, Fla. —Newman-Dailey Resort Properties honors Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson as the 2021 4th Quarter Top Producer in both listing and sales.
This impressive achievement is due to Stevenson’s dedication, expertise and longevity in the Emerald Coast real estate market, which has made her a multi-time recipient of Top Producer awards at Newman-Dailey.
An Emerald Coast resident since 1980, Shannyn Stevenson began her Real Estate career here in 1999. In her 23 years of experience, Stevenson has carefully cultivated a specialty
Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Congratulations to Newman-Dailey REALTOR®, Shannyn Stevenson, on being named the 2021 Q4 Top Producer in Listing and Sales!
An Emerald Coast resident since 1980, and with 23 years of experience in real estate here, Shannyn Stevenson has carefully cultivated a specialty in short-term rental investment properties. Her longevity in this real estate market allows her to truly understand each of the Emerald Coast’s unique beach communities, while her expert ability to identify a property’s potential as a short-term rental
Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Our team is passionate about providing caring, personal service for our owners and guests, and we're honored to be recognized as the best Property Management Company on the Emerald Coast for 2021. Voted by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, the Best of the Emerald Coast Awards celebrate the best businesses in the Destin and South Walton area.
This was our seventh consecutive year earning this honor and it is so rewarding to know that our team’s hard work and dedication is felt by our owners, guests and the community. We’d like
Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division has been enjoying the booming Destin real estate market this year. Not only is Newman-Dailey's Real Estate Division listed among the top 10% of Destin real estate companies according to Emerald Coast Association of Realtors , but Newman-Dailey recently celebrated some of its top producers.
Real Estate Agents Jerry Bielawski and Eva Pickens were recognized as the 2017 Third Quarter Top Producers. Jerry Bielawski was the top listing agent and Eva Pickens was the top sales agent for July through September
Published on Monday, November 6, 2017
Jade East Towers in the heart of Destin is great for families but don’t just take our word for it. Freelance writer, Suzanne Ferrara, visited the upscale Gulf-front condominium resort earlier this year and wrote about her experiences for a variety of publications. Each one of the spacious two-bedroom condominiums features a large balcony overlooking the beach. With the sugar white sand beaches just steps away, guests are also treated to amenities including the Gulf-front pool, lighted tennis court, and seasonal beach service. Here’s some excerpts
Published on Friday, November 3, 2017
Thank you to everyone who voted! We were honored to learn that Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was voted "Best Property Management Company" on the Emerald Coast in Emerald Coast Magazine's " Best of the Emerald Coast Awards ." This was our third consecutive year receiving this honor and it is so rewarding to know that our team’s hard work and dedication is felt by the community and our clients. We are passionate about our 100% performance guarantee to provide prompt, reliable service. We are grateful for the many friends
Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Sanctuary at Redfish has served as a special retreat for many vacationers, and lately, this pristine resort nestled on Big Redfish Lake along Scenic Highway 30A has been making its way into the spotlight. Here’s a look at some of the recent coverage and what others are saying about the coastal oasis. “A Sanctuary at The Beach” by Karyn Slovin Excerpt from Johns Creek Magazine (Atlanta)
This Newman-Dailey Resort property is a private refuge on Big Redfish Lake, beautifully tucked away from the usual beach antics. My large condo balcony
Published on Tuesday, October 31, 2017
As we wrap up summer of 2017, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division has compiled a state of Emerald Coast report for those interested in buying or selling real estate in the Destin area. First and foremost, our agents are reporting that the Destin real estate market has been hot, hot, hot this year! The market is proving that buyers and sellers alike have a strong sense of confidence in the real estate industry. According to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors July 2017 Market Summary Report, there has been continued
Published on Monday, August 28, 2017
New for 2017! Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach has partnered with 654-LIMO to offer guests of Beachside Inn complimentary seasonal tram service to popular points of interest in Destin, including the Destin Harbor and HarborWalk Village , Destin Commons, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and popular restaurants in Destin and Miramar Beach. In addition, as part of this partnership, guests staying at select Newman-Dailey vacation rentals within walking distance to Pompano Joe's may try this fantastic new amenity. This includes vacation rental homes
Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Newman-Dailey consistently ranks among the top 10% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast, according to the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® (ECAR) Closed Sales Summary Report, and Newman-Dailey recently learned of a another achievement. Five of Newman-Dailey’s real estate agents are now ranked among the top 15% of real estate agents along the Emerald Coast. This is no small achievement when you consider that ECAR is made up of more than 3,200 REALTOR® members. We are proud of our hard working team and we wanted to recognize
Published on Monday, March 27, 2017
While we’re not ones to brag, we can’t help but be proud of our standing among the top Best Family Beach Vacations in the United States. Ranked by US News & World Report, Destin, Florida ranked #7 among the top 10 best family beach vacation spots in the nation. Why you may ask? Well, here’s what their editors had to say: “…this town retains an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Midwestern and Southern families flock to Destin's beaches each summer for the city's trademark bright white shores, made up of pure Appalachian quartz.
Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Great news! Allegiant Air will begin new, nonstop air service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to 11 cities around the U.S. starting in May 2017. Locals love to travel to destinations, including Austin, Washington D.C. and Louisville, among others, and families love to travel to Florida’s Emerald Coast to enjoy our soft white sand beaches and fun family activities, making this expansion a win-win. This is the largest single expansion into Florida in the company's history. To celebrate, the Allegiant Airlines move to Destin, the
Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
We're introducing an expanded selection of South Walton and Destin vacation rentals available for spring beach vacations. From stylish vacation condominiums to spacious villas and luxury rental homes, Newman-Dailey’s new and recently renovated rentals are available for families of all sizes.
Newman-Dailey’s expanded selection of luxury beach rental homes provide a home away from home where multiple generations of family and friends can gather under one roof. Recently added Destin rental homes including Villa St. Tropez
Published on Monday, December 19, 2016
It's been fun welcoming our winter visitors back to the beach. Regardless if this is your 10th year or first year in the Destin area, our goal is to make your home away from home as comfortable as possible while you enjoy the joys of living in Destin, Florida. As a snowbird, you become a Destin local for a few months and as such you may want to join the club. There are two Snowbird Clubs that provide a forum to meet other “seasonal” locals and enjoy some of the social and sports gatherings that are held along the Emerald Coast
Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
We’re pleased to welcome The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, to Destin, Florida. For our extended family of clients, guests and owners, you’re probably thinking,"Hasn't the Henderson been in Destin for years?" Great question! The Henderson Park Inn has been an icon along Florida’s Emerald Coast for years. In fact, after experiencing damage from Katrina, it became a place of refuge for evacuees from the storm. Now, a NEW The Henderson opens, a luxury resort that sits adjacent to the Inn and overlooks the 208-
Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Our team receives lots of questions about the Destin community, which inspired our inaugural "Where You'd Rather Be" magazine. Due to the positive response from the first issue, we recently introduced the second edition. Produced in partnership with Rowland Publishing, “Where You’d Rather Be” features the people, places, and experiences that make the South Walton and Destin special. Last year, we celebrated Newman-Dailey Resort Properties' 30th Anniversary and part of the fun was reconnecting with our extended family of
Published on Monday, July 11, 2016
As we kick off the 2016 beach season, many of our guests are asking what’s new in Destin and South Walton this season. Great question! So we’ve polled our team and industry contacts and here’s some of the new things to do in Destin for 2016: Lulu’s Jelly Jump Lucy Buffet is always looking for ways to have more fun. We were thrilled when she opened Lulu’s Destin last fall and now she’s adding a new activity. The Jellyfish Jumper is LuLu's Destin newest attraction. Children (and adults) that are over 42 inches and under 250 lbs can enjoy this fun
Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
No two days are ever the same for the team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and that was especially true last week. Newman-Dailey and the St. Maarten HOA at Silver Shells Beach Resort teamed up with local firefighters for an important training exercise. Firefighters from five fire stations across Northwest Florida teamed up to practice how they would work together in the event of a fire in a high-rise condominium. Destin Fire Chief Kevin Sasser explained that the reason for the training was to learn to work together in the event of a multi-department
Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015
n conjunction with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties 30th Anniversary Event, we hosted a special fundraising event at Sanctuary at Redfish on 30A to benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. “We know this property is very special and important to the coastal ecology of the region,” said Captain Bob Sellers, who runs the pontoon boat at Sanctuary at Redfish. “Therefore, we do everything we can to protect and maintain our natural surroundings. This fundraising event was another extension of our efforts to help protect, preserve and provide education...
Published on Thursday, October 29, 2015
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was recently voted best property management company and best vacation rental company by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine in the annual “Best of the Emerald Coast” reader’s choice awards. The winners were announced in the October issue of EC Magazine and will be featured at the “Best of the Emerald Coast” event on Oct. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. "We’re honored to be recognized by our clients, guests and the community for our vacation rental and property management services," said
Published on Friday, October 9, 2015
A trip to the beach just isn’t complete without a great beach read. So when we learned that New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews was releasing her novel, Summer Rental , in paperback this month, we were thrilled! In fact, we think you’ll love Mary Kay Andrews’ novels as much as we do so a complimentary paperback of Summer Rental * will come with stays in May! Starting on May 13, guests staying in a Newman-Dailey Resort Properties South Walton or Destin vacation rental will receive a copy of Summer Rental in paperback. The
Published on Friday, May 1, 2015
A trip to the beach just isn’t complete without a great beach read. So when we learned that New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews was releasing her novel, Summer Rental , in paperback this month, we were thrilled! In fact, we think you’ll love Mary Kay Andrews’ novels as much as we do so guests of Newman-Dailey will receive a complimentary paperback of her novel Summer Rental * with stays in May! Starting on May 13, guests staying in a Newman-Dailey Resort Properties South Walton vacation rental (including 30A rentals, Sanctuary at Redfish
Published on Friday, May 1, 2015
If you love natural foods as much as you love the natural beauty of Destin beaches, be sure to check out the newly opened Cultivate Café located at 529 Harbor Blvd. #101. With so many delicious Destin restaurants to choose from, this farm-to-table eatery serves up the freshest local foods in fresh new ways. Restaurant owners Shane Morris and Joyce Sedersten were motivated by what they perceived as a lack of vegetarian options in Destin. Although not strictly vegetarian, patrons can find lots of vegetarian-friendly options on the menu, including
Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our guests who take advantage of our pet-friendly rentals in Destin will be be delighted to learn that the Destin Dog Park is now lighted for early morning and late evening use. The lights are the result of a collaborative effort between The Friends of the Destin Dog Park, the City of Destin, local business owners and individual contributors. Nearly 100 dogs attended the lighting ceremony with their humans on March 30. Located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail at the intersection of Commons Drive West (just east of Airport Road), the Destin Dog Park
Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015
We love that Destin is a favorite beach hideaway for Jimmy Buffet and his sister, Lucy. One of their popular vacation spots growing up, Jimmy Buffet opened Margaritaville last year in Harborwalk Village, creating a centerpiece for the Destin Harbor and a popular spot for Parrotheads, vacationers and locals alike. Now, Jimmy’s sister, Lucy, has her sights set on Destin, and broke ground on her new restaurant, Lulu’s Destin, earlier
location in Gulf Shores, Alabama is wildly popular, serving over half a million
Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
As Newman-Dailey prepares to celebrate our 30th Anniversary next month, we are feeling nostalgic. We’ve been reflecting on the past three decades and the many friends, clients and businesses that we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. So we were excited to hear that the Destin Diner has re-opened for business! Located at the corner of US Hwy 98 and Airport Road, the diner originally opened in 1992, but sat vacant for six years. The classic shiny silver bullet is a Destin icon and now a respected local restauranteur has brought
Published on Friday, March 6, 2015
Great news for our friends from Dallas, Texas! Texas families can visit South Walton more often with new direct, non-stop, daily flights on Southwest Airlines from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City. A soft-launch begins on March 7 with non-stop Saturday service to Dallas Love Field for the month of March. Beginning on April 8, Southwest Airlines will increase air service with daily non-stop service from April through the summer season. This is especially good news for Dallas wine enthusiasts
Published on Monday, March 2, 2015
Floridians have been patiently waiting for air service from Northwest Florida to the central portion of the state and thanks to Silver Airways it will begin spring 2015! Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach recently announced Silver Airways is bringing two new non-stop flights from Tampa and Orlando to the beaches of Northwest Florida. As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver Airways offers more routes within Florida than any other airline. The new flights begin on March 19, 2015 with one round
Published on Monday, February 9, 2015
Happy New Year! And since healthy eating is on everyone’s mind right now, we thought this would be a great time to announce the South Walton and Destin restaurants that made the 2015 Florida Trend Golden Spoon Winners list. The annual guide to Florida’s finest dining named four dining hot spots from the Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Destin, FL area: Cuvee Bistro (Destin)– We’re a friend and fan of Chef Tim Creehan, and Cuvee Bistro is a shining example of culinary excellence in Destin. (Newman’s picks: Tim’s take on fried green tomatoes—topped
Published on Friday, January 2, 2015
We’re delighted to read that the Florida Panhandle ranked #6 on Fodor’s “Go List 2015 ,” citing the Emerald Coast as the place where you can enjoy the most beautiful beaches in the United States and refreshing Southern Hospitality. We completely agree! Those of us who live and work along this beautiful stretch of coastline are blessed to enjoy the incredible beauty and friendly atmosphere found along Northwest Florida’s beaches. From the sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters to the rare coastal dune lakes and natural lands, to fresh local
Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Locals have long known Santa Rosa Beach is a special beach town that enjoys miles of sugar white sand beaches, hundreds of acres of natural lands within four state parks, rare coastal dune lakes and one of the state’s designated scenic byways, Highway 30A. Now, Travel & Leisure magazine has discovered this best kept secret. After being recognized as one of “ America’s Best Little Beach Towns ” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Santa Rosa Beach was recently named among Travel & Leisure’s “ America’s Best Towns for the Holidays !” As the summary mentions, Santa
Published on Monday, December 15, 2014
When the Travel Channel shares their top picks and travel trends, we tune in. So when the Travel Channel recently posted their picks for the “ Best Restaurants in Destin ” we were anxious to see who made the list. It was reassuring to see these Destin restaurants are among our favorites too! On Highway 30A, they named Café Thrity-A and V in Seagrove Beach, Red Bar in Grayton Beach, and Stinky’s Fish Camp in Santa Rosa Beach. Off Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach, they named our favorite spot for daily specials & wine list—Vintij Wine Boutique
Published on Monday, November 10, 2014
Next time you visit South Walton or Destin be sure to pick up a copy of Where you’d Rather Be magazine. Through Be magazine, we set out to share the stories of the special places and passionate people that make Destin and South Walton so special. Whether you’ve visited the Emerald Coast once or dozens of times, we hope that you’ll learn something new and interesting about our destination and feel a stronger connection to this amazing coastal community. There is a section on what’s new in the area. From shopping to dining to attractions, we want
Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014
Next time you visit South Walton or Destin be sure to pick up a copy of Where you’d Rather Be magazine at Publix or area businesses, including Bud & Alley's and Bay Breeze Patio. Through Be magazine, we set out to share the stories of the special places and passionate people that make Destin and South Walton so special. Whether you’ve visited the Emerald Coast once or dozens of times, we hope that you’ll learn something new and interesting about our destination and feel a stronger connection to this amazing coastal community. There is a
Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014
Each year, the Walton County Tourist Development Council (WCTDC) recognizes a pioneer in the tourism industry with the prestigious Van Ness Butler Jr. Award . This award is bestowed upon a community member for his or her visionary leadership in helping to shape South Walton into a premier tourist destination. As reported on local news affliate WMBB Ch. 13 , the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) named our Founder and CEO Jeanne Dailey as its 2014 Van Ness Butler, Jr. Hospitality Award recipient. It was nearly 30
Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Scenic Highway 30A is a special treasure and while the 19-mile beachfront road has evolved in the last 20+ years, the coastal highway still maintains its relaxed vibe. Hwy 30A is upscale, yet casual--a place to unwind and rejuvenate. And once you visit, you'll want to return to your favorite spots and discover new ones as well. In an effort to make sure you don’t miss the latest and greatest, we’ve compiled a quick list of what’s new on 30A. 30Avenue is about to open in Inlet Beach. It is a brand new shopping, dining and entertainment center,
Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014
We've been eating our way along the coast and have decided the topic of dining deserves a second blog highlighting more of our favorite South Walton restaurants and dining hot spots. With so much fresh local seafood, organic growers nearby and talented chefs, it’s no wonder that South Walton has a bounty of dining hot spots along Hwy 30A and throughout Miramar Beach, Fla. Here are some more of our favorites: Best Crab Cakes: The Red Bar A Grayton Beach institution with eclectic decor, live music, and everyone
Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
If you haven’t been to Destin, Florida lately, you’ll be surprised by the incredible expansion at Destin Commons . Shopping in Destin, Florida just got better! With more than 20 new retailers and the new Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill , there are even more options for shopping, dining and entertainment. Uncle Buck’s features a 16-lane bowling alley, a seafood restaurant, a 60-seat bar with a sunken ship display above it, and a billiards room fashioned after pool star Jeanette Lee. The 100,000 square foot addition to the outdoor mall will ultimately
Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We recently read USA Today’s top picks for Memorial Day and weren’t surprised to see our very own Santa Rosa Beach, Florida made the list. Renowned for its sugar white sand beaches, the author highlights Santa Rosa Beach’s natural assets, including state parks and expansive dune systems along the beach. As one of South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods, Santa Rosa Beach features many treasures beyond its natural assets. While it’s fun to set out and explore on your own, we thought we’d share our top five Santa Rosa Beach hotspots to shop, dine and
Published on Friday, May 30, 2014
For our guests who enjoy visiting the Emerald Coast each year, we know it is fun to visit your favorite restaurants and attractions, but it’s also fun to try something new. Here’s a look at what’s new in Destin for 2014. New at HarborWalk Village Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant opened at HarborWalk Village this spring. Parrotheads are rejoicing in Margaritaville's Destin location , featuring great music along with Margaritaville’s signature, island-inspired menu, along with spectacular views of the Destin Harbor. For another view
Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
It’s been a wet couple of days, but the forecast is improving. Destin is drying out and all Newman-Dailey offices are open and we have resumed our normal operating hours. As you plan your trip to the beach and arrive to town, we invite you to check out DestinFlorida.org . This new site is focused on providing you locals’ insight into things to do in Destin. From museums to water parks to scooter rentals and water sports, each review provides information including hours of operation, rates, what to bring, what to wear, directions, and much more.
Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Newman-Dailey Resort Properties offices have re-opened with limited staff, following today's severe weather and road closures. Roads and bridges are slowly re-opening, including the Midbay Bridge. There are still storm warnings and road closures and travelers are encouraged to use extreme caution. A list of current road closures as of 11:37 CST is posted on WJHG.com . If you're staying with us, we encourage you to continue to stay off the road or near your rental until conditions improve. Your safety is our top priority
Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
**All Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Offices are currently closed due to severe weather and flooding** This morning, April 30, the Brooks Bridge as well as the Midbay Bridge are currently closed. For a full list of road closures, click here to view road conditions reported by our local news WJHG.com. If you are scheduled to arrive today, we ask that you continue to monitor our website and we will post updates as they become available. If you would like to make a reservation, we invite you to view our available rentals and book online. You may
Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
For 2013 Newman-Dailey Resort
Properties remained in the top 10% of Real Estate Agencies on the Emerald
“For over 28 years, clients have relied on Newman-Dailey’s stability and vision to turn their real estate expectations into realities,” said Jeanne Dailey, Founder & CEO/Broker of Newman-Dailey. “In addition, I’m happy to announce that Trent Clark is our top sales agent for the first quarter. And Mark DeSalvo is the company’s top listing agent for the first quarter of 2014!” Housing has been the theme
throughout most of Trent Clark’s career
Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division
announces its 2013 top producers. Mark DeSalvo earned “2013 Top Sales Agent” and
Colin Kirkwood was named the “2013 Top Listing Agent.” The company also recognized its top producers
for fourth quarter, honoring Mark DeSalvo for listings and Jerry Bielawski for
sales. Serving the Emerald Coast for
nearly 30 years, Newman-Dailey consistently ranks among the top 10 percent of
all agents on the Emerald Coast, according to the annual ECAR Closed Sales
Published on Monday, January 27, 2014
The restaurants in South Walton along Scenic Highway 30A and throughout Sandestin and Miramar Beach are some of the most acclaimed in the Southeast. Thanks to award-winning chefs, an abundance of fresh gulf coast seafood and a focus on locally sourced fresh ingredients, South Walton enjoys a culinary scene that rivals metropolitan cities and embraces the casual coastal atmosphere and warm Southern hospitality.
Every year South
Walton restaurants are recognized among the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Awards winners, and this year was no exception.
Published on Friday, January 3, 2014
TripAdvisor.com has always been one of my favorite go-to websites as I research travel adventures for myself and my wife. Sifting through the traveler reviews has always proved rewarding. TripAdvisor just announced their Traveler’s Choice winners for 2013 and Destin placed #3 in the “Destinations on the Rise in the US”- http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-DestinationsontheRise . This is no surprise to this Destin local. In 2005 I became the first Destination Expert for Destin on TripAdvisor and have since contributed over 3000
Published on Friday, December 27, 2013
As we welcome guests arriving to Destin, Fla. from around the country, we're often asked for recommendations. What is the best place to eat in Destin? What is the best place for seafood? Who has the best outdoor dining? and so on. And while each member of our team has their favorites, the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine recently voted on their favorites, resulting in a list of Destin's most popular restaurants and businesses. We've pulled out a few excerpts from Emerald Coast Magazine's " Best of the Emerald Coast 2013
Published on Friday, December 13, 2013
looking forward to welcoming your family to Destin for the Thanksgiving
Holiday. After you've feasted and
enjoyed time with friends and family, consider enjoying the savings during
Black Friday in Destin and South Walton.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets will hold
its annual Midnight Madness Sale. At 12:01 a.m. Friday November 29, each store
will open with unbelievable sales and savings. As the nation's largest designer factory outlet, this sale features
incredible deals on designer merchandise.
Published on Monday, November 25, 2013
Are you planning a trip to the Destin area, and wondering what's new in Destin, Fla. since your last visit? Here's a few new things to do in Destin and along Florida's Emerald Coast: The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Par k- If you haven't been to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in a while, now is a great time to visit. The Gulfarium underwent a $1.3 million renovation last year and improvements continue, including a new covering for the animal habitat. Other improvements include changes to the dolphin habitats
Published on Monday, November 18, 2013
If you love dishes that infuse fresh local ingredients and culinary creativity as much as we do, you're going to delight in the newest restaurant to open along Scenic Hwy 30A-- Havana Beach Bar & Grill . The new hot spot is located within the Pearl Hotel, which recently opened in Rosemary Beach . Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street, there are plenty of exceptional views to complement the delectable dishes and creative cocktails.
The menu is full of flavors of the Gulf Coast with Creole, Cajun and Cuban influences. Meats, fish
Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Do you like being an insider? Do you pride yourself on knowing about the hot destinations, products, stores and restaurants first. Here's another hidden treasure that you knew about first. USA Today recently featured the 10 Least-Known Beaches in Florida and among the many hidden gems, Northwest Florida's Santa Rosa Beach was on the list.
Sure we've long known Santa Rosa Beach is a special place. Like all Northwest Florida beaches, Santa Rosa Beach is known for the sugar white sand and turquoise waters but it is also home to
Published on Monday, September 9, 2013
We're always excited to hear about new ways for our guests to get to the beach faster. The Destin Airport recently announced that Southern Airways Express will offer flights between Destin and Memphis, Oxford, Miss., Birmingham and New Orleans. The Memphis-based airline will use turboprop nine-seat Cessna Caravans to transport passengers. I
n other positive news, the Northwest Florida Daily News recently reported that the airport director at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) has his sights set on some exciting new routes,
Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We love hearing our guests' favorite Destin activities when they make their regular trip to the beach. So it was our pleasure to watch Shane O's " Top 5 Things to Do In Destin " segment on the Travel Channel. The best part is that many of these activities are discounted through the Newman-Dailey Gift Card or via special offers through our partners. Check out the video and w e've summarized the highlights (and the Newman-Dailey Advantage) below: #5. Fast paced attractions, including Big Kahuna's Water Park (one adult admission per day with the
Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
One of our favorite marine creatures is the sea turtle and their nesting season begins May 1 and continues through October. Sea Turtles have long called the white sand beaches of Northwest Florida home.
Lucky for us, female sea turtles return to the beach of their birth every two years to nest. Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles are two of the most common species that nest along the South Walton and Destin, Fla. shores. These threatened and endangered animals deserve our respect and consideration.
Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013
We're honored to receive the news that TravelChannel viewers voted Destin "Best Beach for Families" on TravelChannel.com's recent online poll . With categories including Best Party Beach, Best Romantic Beach and Best Beach for Adventure among many others, we thoroughly agree that Destin, Fla. is Best Beach for Families.
Our sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters are a playground for families. Off the beach, there are lots of family-friendly activities, including Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track, The Gulfarium, Dolphin
Published on Monday, March 11, 2013
Our Twitter friends know that today is #TravelTuesday, which means it's the day to share travel tips. So in an effort to be a good neighbor, we're sharing our favorite tips to stretching your dollar during your next South Walton and Destin vacation:
Love to shop
: Be sure to go to our "
" page and print the coupon for the Silver Sands Factory Stores coupon book and you'll save $3 on a book with coupons worth over $800 in savings. Love to eat
: Several area restaurants offer a buy one entree
Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
They are coming home. Sea turtles nest on the same beach where they were born and we're thrilled to hear the beaches of South Walton and Destin have a growing number of nests. There are currently 53 nests along South Walton Beaches in addition to the nests that have been identified in Destin.
Endangered sea turtles including Kemp's Ridgley, Green and Loggerhead sea turtles nests along these shores and need your help in having a successful crawl. Be sure to bring all items off the beach at night and fill in
Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012
Still trying to decide the best week to come to the beaches of Destin and South Walton? Consider one last splash before the kids go back to school and plan your beach vacation to begin the first weekend in August to take advantage of the Florida Sales Tax Holiday. Florida's 2012 Sales Tax Holiday will be held Aug. 3-5, 2012 and includes clothing, footwear, accessories and school supplies. With Destin Common, Silver Sands and Grand Boulevard all within a 7 mile stretch, it's a shoppers dream to find everything you need and want in
Published on Thursday, June 14, 2012
Each year from May 1 – October 31, there are four species of Florida sea turtles that nest
along the beach in South Walton and Destin, FL
. The Loggerhead, Green, Leatherback and on
occasion, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle will make their way to the beach and nest along the
Sea turtles are protected under the Endangered Species Act and need our help to keep their populations rebounding.
When you enjoy the beaches be sure to take all of your
belongings off the beach each night
Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This weekend, we partnered with the Emerald Coast CVB to host their spring press trip at Jade East Towers in Destin, FL. It was great meeting new friends from across the country representing publications ranging from Men's Fitness and SELF to Parenting and Atlanta Parent to Bridal Guide and Kentucky Bride and Simply the Sweet Life . We especially enjoyed seeing many in the group experience the "wow" factor of seeing our sugar white sand beaches and our emerald green water for the first time. We look forward to reading the articles about their
Published on Monday, April 30, 2012
Great news for our friends in St. Louis! This summer, Southwest Airlines is introducing a daily, nonstop flight from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach.
The service will begin on June 3 just in time for the summer season. The flights will leave St. Louis at 2 p.m. daily and arrive at ECP at 3:45 p.m. The flight from ECP to St. Louis will leave at 4:25 p.m. and arrive at 6:10 p.m., according to Southwest’s website.
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Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012
We are loving the melodious rhythms that are the norm here along the Emerald Coast! Last night, Santa Rosa Beach local, Geoff McBride, knocked the judges socks off with his stellar performance of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground. Now, we'll be following our hometown guy on the Voice as he joins Christina
Aguilera's team! Looking forward to following his musical journey from our comfy couch here in Destin, FL!
Published on Monday, February 13, 2012
Jerry earned the "2011 Top Producer Award" by Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division. The annual award recognizes the real estate agent who lists and sells the largest volume of properties within the calendar year. Jerry achieved top listings and sales for December 2011 and top sales for the fourth quarter, which contributed to his overall achievement of the highest volume of sales and listings for the year. Jerry has established a reputation for knowledge and excellence in the industry. Clients rely on his deep understanding
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Residents in Washington, D.C. now have direct access to the beautiful white sand beaches of Destin, FL. US Airways recently announced that it will begin daily non-stop service from Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) to Washington Regan-National Airport (DCA), starting March 25, 2012. US Airways will operate a 50-seat CRJ regional jet that departs DCA at 2:40 p.m. and arrives VPS at 4:13 p.m., then stays at the gate for a 37-minute turn, departing for Washington DC at 4:50 p.m. and arriving at DCA at 8:13 p.m. daily. To learn more visit
Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jerry Bielawski earned the "2012 Top Producer Award" by Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division. The annual award recognizes the real estate agent who lists and sells the largest volume of properties within the calendar year.
Bielawski achieved top listings for the fourth quarter, top sales and listings for the third quarter, top sales for the second quarter, and top listing agent for the first quarter which contributed to his overall achievement of the highest volume of sales and listings for the year.
Published on Monday, January 16, 2012
Colin Kirkwood and Jerry Bielawski have been awarded Newman-Dailey Resort Properties’ top producers for the Third Quarter of 2011.
For over 26 years, Newman-Dailey’s sales teams’ and company mission statement has been “To be the #1 Choice for Real Estate Services in the Greater Destin Area.” We are excited to announce that Colin Kirkwood is our Top Sales agent for the Third Quarter of 2011! In addition, we are proud to announce that Jerry Bielawski is our Top Listing agent for the third quarter.
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Some athletes are practically born into their sport of choice, taking up a love for the game soon after walking or beginning school, while others become aware of their skills in their teens. But Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort’s new director of tennis, Renee Broxson, did not even realize she had a passion and an aptitude for professional tennis until her late twenties.
Broxson, originally from St. Louis, moved to Navarre in her early twenties and didn’t start playing tennis until she was 28. She soon discovered she was extremely
Published on Friday, September 16, 2011
Kerry McNulty was recently awarded Top Producer for the Second Quarter of 2011 at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division.
His commitment to be the “#1 Choice for Real Estate Services in the Greater Destin Area” was proven by his outstanding customer service and overall accomplishment as the top sales and top listing agent for the second quarter 2011.
McNulty has built a great business as TheWiredAgent.com and is as dedicated to the long-term development of our community as he is to helping people achieve their
Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Property owners and guests of Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort in Destin, Fla., will now be able to enjoy faster, quality service from their rental management company, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc. As of early May, the company is providing on-site services at its new Hidden Dunes office location.
“When Newman-Dailey took over the management of Hidden Dunes, we were primarily based out of our main Miramar Beach office,” says Jeanne Dailey, co-founder and owner of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODA Y
Leisure carrier Vision Airlines says it will operate a hub out of the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, raising the question of whether the Destin/Fort Walton Beach airport can succeed where airports serving places like Pittsburgh, Columbus (Ohio) and Raleigh/Durham could not.
Vision already flies to Destin/Fort Walton Beach from about two dozen destinations, but currently does not offer connections. That will change on June 1, a move Vision says will add "more than 100 new options for flights."
Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Jerry Bielawski were recently awarded Top Producer for the First Quarter of 2011 at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division.
His commitment to be the “#1 Choice for Real Estate Services in the Greater Destin Area” was proven by his outstanding customer service and overall accomplishment as the top sales and top listing agent for the first quarter.
Bielawski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Michigan State University
Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hidden Dunes Resort was recently featured in Times Square! This 7,400 square foot digital board soars 23 stories into the sky and is seen by 1.5 million people per day!
Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011
Kerry McNulty and Jerry Bielawski were recently awarded Top Producers for 2010 at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division.
Our 2010 Top Sales Agent, Kerry McNulty, lives the Newman-Dailey company mission, “To be the #1 Choice for Real Estate Services in the Greater Destin Area.” His commitment to succeed despite the economic climate was proven by exceeding all his goals for 2010! We are also proud to announce that Jerry Bielawski is our Top Listing Agent for 2010. He has achieved this award for his outstanding
Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011
Vision Airlines, a company that started by giving tours of the Grand Canyon, will begin offering commercial flights to 20 U.S. cities on Tuesday, promising to save vacationers time and money on getaways to Florida.
Vision says fares, some initially as low as $49 one way, will go on sale Tuesday for trips between the beach communities of northwest Florida and such cities as Baton Rouge, Knoxville, Tenn., and Little Rock starting March 25.
Flights aimed at business travelers shuttling between Louisville and Atlanta began Dec. 13, while
Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
As you probably have already noticed, we launched a brand new DestinVacation.com website! We hope you check out the many new features, including the ability to save properties to your folder and then compare them side-by-side. Our goal is to make it easier for you to navigate, find the property you are looking for and to book online. Keep checking back on our Blog page as well, since we will be posting news and updates frequently.
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Published on Friday, December 17, 2010
September Employee of the Month goes to Kerry McNulty, one of our top real estate sales agents, for his dedication, hard work and CAN DO spirit plus his great sense of humor!
Published on Friday, October 15, 2010
Yesterday the dredger was pumping sand in front of Holiday Surf and Racqet and their schedule is to be complete with the dredging tomorrow. There will be a few days of tidy up work with small movements of sand and removal of equipment. The sand looks great. The dunes are level with the sea walls and extend 30 feet. Below are three pictures. You can tell from the one looking west toward Destin Point how good things look. That area has been leveled and the beach is open to use. I measured, by walking, from the corner of the Jetty East building (the
Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is proud to announce that one of their real estate top producers, Kerry McNulty has graduated from the 2010 Destin Forward Class sponsored by the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Destin Forward is a 9 month long leadership class where participants learn about the inner-workings of the city of Destin. McNulty said, "I learned an incredible amount each month and found the material stimulating and extremely informative, I highly recommend the class to any Destin businesses interested in expanding their employees
Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties’ Sales Division is pleased to announce its top producers for the First Quarter of 2010. For 25 years, Newman-Dailey’s sales teams’ and company mission has been to serve our customers with commitment, integrity and dedication,” said Jean Marie Waters, Newman-Dailey’s Office Manager for the Real Estate Sales Division. “We are thrilled to announce that Kerry McNulty is our Top Sales agent for the First Quarter of 2010!” In addition, we are proud to announce that Jerry Bielawski
Published on Monday, April 19, 2010
Employee of the Month awards were presented today at the weekly staff meeting. Jeanne Dailey honored Bob Dailey as Employee of the Month for September 2009, Cliffie Pion is Employee of the Month for January and Landra Sanders was presented the Employee of the Month for February 2010. Congratulations!
Published on Friday, March 5, 2010
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Newman-Dailey December Employee of the Month - our fantastic, wonderful Vacation Specialist Team!! WOOHOO! They are Betty, Cliffie, Debbie and Donna! Way to go!!!!
Published on Monday, January 18, 2010
Southwest Airlines celebrates the announcement of their Panama City Beach fares and flights. The airline's announcement included a special fare offer and flight schedule details for the carrier's previous announcement of service from Panama City Beach to begin May 2010. There will be non-stop service to Panama City from Baltimore/Washington, Nashville, Houston Hobby & Orlando beginning May 23, 2010. Introductory one-way fares from $49 & $69 only through December. 18, 2009 and only at www.southwest.com. Panama
Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2009