Destin & South Walton Real Estate Blog

It's common for real estate investors along the coast of Northwest Florida to purchase properties to use them for family trips to the beach occasionally and to rent them out the rest of the time. Threefold benefits include a place for personal vacations, extra annual income, and steadily rising property equity.

Gulf Place Caribbean

An affordable one bedroom fully furnished condo has just become available in the Santa Rosa Beach town center of Gulf Place, providing a great opportunity to achieve such benefits. This gulf view vacation residence can sleep at least four since besides the nice queen-sized bed in the Master Suite, it includes two colorful bunks tucked in off the hallway. Our highly regarded Ocean Reef Resorts division professionally manages such properties

This amazing beachfront residence is located at 66 Auburn Drive is in the historic village of Grayton Beach, which the New York Times has called: "A gulf retreat for the upscale but unfussy!" This village features a Bohemian free-spirited ambiance with a couple of popular restaurants, friendly beach bars, and a unique gallery. Forbes magazine recently listed adjoining Grayton Beach State Park as one of the most beautiful shores in America. You can stroll down the crystalline beach to a couple of Coastal Dune Lakes on each side, which are rare treasures in the world and support abundant wildlife.  

Beachfront Grayton Home for SaleThis Grayton Beach home for sale exudes a classic coastal style and designed by renowned architect Chris Stoyles of Archiscapes. It encompasses over 6,000

If you're looking for an excellent Gulf front vacation condo that can double as a lucrative rental investment property, take a look at 561 Eastern Lake Road #202! The awesome location of "Commodore's Retreat" in Seagrove Beach is popular among guests in a beautiful world of its own, yet minutes away from a wide array of amusements. These include popular restaurants, friendly beach bars, open-air concerts, galleries, boutiques, and special seasonal celebrations nearby in the heart of Scenic 30A. It is currently on an active professional rental program with Ocean Reef Resorts and grossed $45,096.03 for 2018 and currently has accumulated $50,997 for 2019.

Commodores Retreat Condo For Sale
Commodore's Retreat 202 is a one-bedroom residence with recent renovations, and comfortable

Ocean Reef Real Estate is proud to offer this beautiful Bayfront residence for sale at 854 Shore Drive, which can become your ultimate dream home. It is hidden away in a lovely forested residential neighborhood in Miramar Beach with minimal association fees and lots of privacy. Although the location off North Holiday Road is somewhat secluded, it is less than five minutes away from the beach at Pompano Joes, where many of the neighborhood residents go to enjoy music, sunset cocktails, and delicious dinners. Grocery stores, popular restaurants, friendly bars, world-class shopping, and abundant amusements are also minutes away.

Miramar Beach Home on the Bay
This updated, newly renovated four-bedroom home has three full baths and encompasses almost 2,700 square feet of spacious open

Nowadays, you can buy just about anything on Amazon's behemoth website. So, it comes as no surprise that the latest offering is a DYI house that can be built by two adults in less than a day! Obviously, South Walton provides inspiration to have access to a dream home here. With the shimmering sugar white crystalline shore, the glorious glowing jewel-toned gulf, and forested precious Coastal Dune Lakes - how could it now? A testament to this fact is that Ocean Reef Resorts has been providing distinctive South Walton vacation rental properties to generations of satisfied guests for almost 40 years. Our Ocean Reef Real Estate division is available to help you find one of your own "home away from home," but you also have the option to buy a lot and build it

This 7,995 square foot bayfront estate is a masterpiece of architectural design and definitely in a league of its own! This is the kind of opulent home you would expect to see featured in the latest edition of Architectural Digest or Luxury Home Magazine. It is a magnificent achievement in meticulous craftsmanship, rustic elegance, and style designed by renowned architect Matthew Savoie.

 

422 Nicole Forest Dr Santa Rosa Beach

This private family compound sits on over five-acres of forested grounds beside the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay with 1,082 linear feet of frontage that comes with a long dock and boathouse. Located at 442 Nicole Forest Drive in South Walton's Santa Rosa Beach, it sits beside the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest for the serene enjoyment of beautiful

In recent years the trend in real estate in Destin and all along the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida has been to purchase vacation homes or condos not only for personal use but as an investment. There are good reasons for this since Destin is starting to become a household name nationwide. This popular acclaim is due to the white sand beaches, jewel-toned waters, exquisitely planned residential communities, resorts, championship golf courses, lifestyle amenities, gorgeous homes, and luxurious gulf front condominiums.

Proper short term residential rental property investments provide purchasers with savings in several different ways.

1. You may use them for your own family beach vacations instead of spending money elsewhere.

2. When you rent it out

Ocean Reef is pleased to offer this opportunity to purchase your ultimate “beach home away from home” at 66 Tarpon Street in fashionable Crystal Beach. This stately seven-bedroom home with 3,520 square feet has been recently updated. It’s only a stone’s throw away from the sugary shore and the dazzling Gulf of Mexico in Northwest, Florida. This highly sought after Destin location is near popular beachside restaurants on Scenic Highway 98, area grocery stores, wine bistros, and the Destin Commons.

66 Tarpon Street Destin
Known as Casa Verde, this popular residence is on a lucrative vacation rental program with Ocean Reef Resorts, our professional property management division. It has produced $102,910 in gross receipts so far in 2019. This is not surprising since it’s the

 

If you have ever traveled down Scenic 30A, you have probably been awed by this 6,900 square foot architectural masterpiece at 208 Paradise by the Sea, nestled in between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, Florida. It has an Aladdin meets Star Wars kind of look, which dovetails Moroccan detailing into a sleek, distinctive contemporary style. It is the kind of home you expect to see featured in the latest edition of Architectural Digest or Ocean Home Magazine and is in a word - Magnificent!

 

208 Paradise by the Sea

This sensational icon graces one-half acre of lush tropically landscaped grounds encased by bright white alabaster walls with a fortress-like tower and curved balcony decks that provide panoramic views of the jeweled gulf.

 

Dual custom-designed

This lovely two-story home at 217 Tradewinds Drive in Santa Rosa Beach encompasses 1,850 square feet, contains three bedrooms, and is located in the charming Sea Dunes residential community, just a short stroll away from the beautiful beach. The neighborhood is just north of a coastal dune lake in Dune Allen Beach and exudes charm with white picket fences, lush tropical landscaping, a neighborhood gazebo along with Old Florida styled architectural designs.

Santa Rosa Beach Cottage for Sale
A square columned veranda and the upper-level wraparound balcony provides a warm embrace.  The nautical light blue exteriors with white trim remind you that the shimmering shoreline is not far away.

The open living area has a bright, crisp look with white tile flooring throughout, double glass