Destin & South Walton Real Estate Blog

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

Searching for your ultimate Dream Home that can also dock a big boat? They’re a rare find in Destin since other than some properties on Holiday Isle and a few harbor front homes, deep water dockage here is nearly nonexistent. The Gulf is out of the question, and most homes along Choctawhatchee Bay have shallow water near the shoreline. Although they may accommodate shallow bottomed boats and pontoons with a long dock, a big boat is too deep for such waters. People elsewhere who have big boats have to store them in pricey facilities when not in use.

India Bayou Waterfront HomeHowever, this magnificent home at 134 West Country Club Drive in Destin’s well established prestigious Indian Bayou neighborhood does harbor big boats!

Three words aptly describe this 4,238 square foot

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to offer another vacation home for sale in magnificent Miramar Beach at 266 Open Gulf Street. This three-bedroom beach view abode is nestled away in a quiet residential neighborhood that places you steps away from the bright white beautiful beach. It has a Location with a capital “L”!  The premier convenient locale is close to popular restaurants with friendly beach bars along Scenic Gulf Drive, area grocery stores, and abundant amusements at Baytowne Wharf along with Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.

266 Open Gulf Street
This property makes for an ideal family vacation home or rental investment property. In fact, it is currently on a lucrative vacation rental program with our highly acclaimed property management division known as Ocean Reef

This unique masterpiece of design at 114 E. Surfside Drive in Blue Mountain Beach encompasses 3,249 square feet with four bedrooms and a connected two-car carriage house with guest quarters. The sought after location has the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico, close to picturesque 30A coastal villages for dining, drinking, shopping and the enjoyment of seasonal festivals.

30A Geodesic Home for Sale
This place has lots of "Wow" factor! Geodesic dome designed homes are very rare, and most people have never even seen one in person. They were created by the renowned architect R. Buckminster Fuller in the 1950s. The modern avant-garde spherical design became popular among independent creative people when introduced as Ford Motor Company's new headquarters building and the

Dune Allen Lakeview HomeThis delightful home in Dune Allen at 135 Oyster Lake Drive is only an arrow’s shot away from a coastal dune lake and a short distance from the community beach access. It was built in 1986, but the exteriors have a fashionable Mid Century Modern Vintage look with contemporary styling. The entire interior has a distinctly 21st Century appearance since it has been beautifully remodeled to create a state of the art design with up-to-date details.


It encompasses almost 1,500 square feet which includes two bedrooms and two full baths. It is raised up on pilings with wraparound decks and porches that provide lovely views of the lake through a wooded area. The lower ground level has a carport, a large storage workshop, and a climate-controlled wine cellar.

 Are you searching for an awesome Dream Home that can double as a very lucrative vacation rental investment property? If so you may have just struck gold! Ocean Reef Real Estate is proud to offer this new three-story home at 35 Clareon Drive in Seacrest Beach. This to-be-built property faces Scenic 30A in South Walton and will include six bedrooms and encompasses 5,221 square feet. 

 

30A Vacation Home Lot This highly sought after location is a popular destination among affluent families who vacation along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast. The home's lavish creature comforts, meticulous attention to detail, high-quality workmanship, and state of the arts design will ensure regal residency. It is being crafted from the ground up to incorporate a proven design that will