Guide to Romance In Destin, Florida

Romance is defined as a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love and remoteness from everyday life. So how do you find this feeling? As luck would have it, it’s everywhere! It’s just a matter of tapping into it, and the right location can play a big part in unlocking happy feelings and the sheer excitement of being in love. Along the sugar-white sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, nature’s scenic beauty paints a spectacular backdrop that sets the scene for romance. Walking hand-in-hand along the beach Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams When Planning Your Destin Vacation

As one of the longest-operating vacation rental companies in Destin, Florida, there is nothing worse than having to tell an excited visitor who just arrived in town that the beautiful Destin vacation rental home or condominium that they thought they reserved and paid for is not legitimate, and they have been the victim of a scam. Common vacation rental scams include fake vacation rental listings, non-reputable booking sites, being rushed to make the reservation and unusual payment methods. Here’s what to look for when booking a vacation rental Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 23, 2023

Fast Fixes For Issues When Staying At a Beach Vacation Rental

Each vacation rental home is different. While our Guest Experience Specialists are happy to come out and help resolve any issues, there are some easy fixes for simple issues that may arise. To help get guests to resolution faster, we’ve compiled some of the most common problems, and simple things to try for a quick fix. The TV is not working . Start by resetting the cable box and/or internet router by powering it off for 30 seconds and turning it back on. (*Never hold down the reset button on the modem/router as it causes a factory reset.) Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 16, 2023

Why Book your Destin Vacation with Newman-Dailey?

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2023

Top 3 Ways to Avoid Getting Scammed When Booking Destin Vacation Rental

How can you be sure you're not getting scammed when you book a Destin vacation rental?  Scams happen more than you think. You find the vacation home of your dreams and it’s priced well below the going rate for other homes of a similar size and location.  Too good to be true?  Probably.   A growing concern for vacationers and legitimate rental property companies are the ever-growing numbers of scammers trying to take hard-earned vacation dollars and deliver nothing but heartache and headaches in return.  & Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

The Best Mini Golf Courses in Destin

Ready to get your putt-putt on? We’ve got the best mini golf courses for you here in Destin. From indoor black light golf to a 9-hole outdoor course to work on your short game, there’s a course for everyone in the family to enjoy.  1.  Golf Garden of Destin Staying with us here in the Destin area? Enjoy one free round of putt-putt golf per paid night of your beach vacation with our Xplorie gift card program. They also have a driving range, and a par 29, 9-hole golf course if you’re looking to work on your short game. Located Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Make the Most of Owners Weekend in Destin

Planning a trip to visit your beach home in Destin or South Walton for your annual homeowners association meeting? If so, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties would like to help you make the most of your time at the beach. We’ve compiled a fun list of things to do in Destin and things to do at your beach house while you’re here: Take a Break: Attend the 68th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Destin’s Annual Fishing Rodeo dates back to 1948 and is held the entire month of October. Weigh-ins are held daily behind AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar from 10 am until Continue reading

Published on Monday, October 3, 2016

Tips to Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival like a Local

Planning a trip to Destin this fall? Be sure to check out the 2016 Destin Seafood Festival , September 30 - October 2. The 38th Annual Festival will begin on Friday, September 30 (4:00pm-10:00pm) and continue on Saturday, October 1 (10:00am-10:00pm) and continue through Sunday, October 2 (11:00am-4:00pm). The festival takes place along the scenic Destin Harbor Boardwalk and is sure to impress the whole family with live music, endless food, crafts, and children’s activities. Best of all, there is no admission charge. Our team member, Missy Windes Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

What questions should you be asking your Home Owners Association?

It is likely like your home or condomium has a Homeowners Association or Condominium Owners Association managing your neighborhood. We recently learned that many HOAs are not providing their members valuable information. So what questions should you be asking your Association Management Company to ensure your property and your money is being managed with the utmost professionalism and transparency? Here are some suggested questions to ask at your next annual meeting:   What does my Association’s insurance cover and what type of insurance do Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 1, 2016

What to bring for your stay in a Destin vacation rental

Your beach vacation is almost here! As you plan for your beach getaway, we’ve compiled a list of suggested items to bring when staying in a South Walton or Destin vacation rental. Here are the top things to bring when packing for your beach vacation.  Beach supplies: Cooler Sunscreen Sunglasses Hat Beach towels Bathing suits Goggles/masks, snorkels, and fins Beach toys Frisbee or football Beach read and/or magazines Cooking/Kitchens: Your favorite coffee grounds Coffee filters Insulated cup to keep drinks cold on the beach (no glass allowed on the Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 9, 2016

It's Time to Plan Your Summer Beach Vacation

While it feels like summer is a long way off, Memorial Day is just weeks away! Now is the time to start planning your summer beach vacation to South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re just beginning to look for the perfect  Destin vacation rental or you're ready to start planning activities while you’re here, now is the time to start coordinating your beach getaway. The team at Newman-Dailey is here to help making planning fun and easy! Here are our tips:  Tip 1: Timing is everything Step one is to select the best week Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 22, 2016

Finding the Perfect Destin Vacation Rental

Have you been searching for the perfect South Walton or Destin vacation rental for your next vacation? If so, we’d like to offer a couple of tips. Narrow your search by knowing what is most important to your family or group. Do you want a Gulf view? Then you’ll want to search Gulf-front condominiums, Gulf-front rentals in Destin or Destin rental homes with gulf view.  Do you have a large group? Start by looking at vacation rental homes that sleep 10+ (some homes can accommodate up to 24 guests). Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Search for Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tips for Your Next Destin Vacation

Looking for tips to make the most of your Destin vacation? Do you want insider suggestions for Destin events and activities? Do you want to know the best things to do in Destin ? Look no further! Newman-Dailey has been serving the Emerald Coast for nearly 30 years and we know all the secrets. Here our 5 tips for a Destin Vacation: Book early – Start by booking your Destin vacation rental early. As peak season spring and summer seasons near, the best units are booked first. Properties with amenities including whirlpool tubs, private pools, and gulf Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Travel Tuesday Tip for Destin, FL

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 " Special Offers " 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 Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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