Destin & South Walton Real Estate Blog

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased and honored to present two new listings for homes in the well-established sought after residential St. Andrews enclave in prestigious Sandestin. This excellent location is near the east gate connecting to the swank town center on Grand Boulevard and also equidistant to the enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf in the other direction. This gives residents an abundant choice of restaurants, bars, shopping venues, concerts, and fun seasonal activities. The lush forested Baytowne Golf Course, which is adorned with large lovely lagoons wraps around this serene quiet rental restricted neighborhood. Each one of these two beautiful homes includes three bedrooms.

The first has a very heavenly setting located at 8808 Saint

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to announce a new home for sale at a highly sought after new idyllic residential community on Scenic 30A called the Preserve at Grayton Beach. This exclusive gated community has an excellent location close to the beautiful beach and minutes away from restaurants, bars, shopping, and amusements at Grayton Beach, as well as Seaside.

The listing agent Justin Knowles says, “this home is characterized by its thoughtful construction and detailed design.” Besides being a showcase vacation home, this place can be rented out - with projections coming in at over $53,000 per year.

The Preserve at Grayton Beach community features golden Old Florida inspired architecture with classic metal roofs, gracious verandas, and

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to offer this wonderful two-bedroom villa, which encompasses 1,300 square feet and has been recently renovated. Beachwalk Villas 5142 has a charming Mediterranean styled exterior and is nestled beside a lovely lake just a short distance from the beautiful beach on the gorgeous gulf side of Sandestin.

This exclusive lushly landscaped world-class resort provides a special privileged lifestyle for owners and their fortunate guests. Beachwalk Villas 5142 is a  popular vacation home grossed over $25K on the Ocean Reef Resorts rental program in 2019.

Beachwalk is aptly named since it is within walking distance of the crystalline shoreline and dazzling emerald toned waters of the glowing gulf. It is

A classic absolutely charming historic cottage at 183 Defuniak Street near the original Grayton Beach village center is now available for sale.

This captivating cabin-like cottage provides an enchanting trip back in time and is a short stroll away from the sugary shore beside the glittering emerald toned gulf. It was built in 'Old Grayton Beach' back in the 1880s but has been updated with a new kitchen, HVAC, and comfortable furnishings - while preserving the original character.

The cottage is nestled among towering pines, clusters of palmetto palms, and natural woodlands. A gracious front porch with a couple of rocking chairs and a bench swing decorated with hand-carved hearts spans its width overlooking the lovely surroundings.

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Ocean Reef is pleased to offer a wonderful brand new custom built home for sale at 190 Mallard Lane in the exclusively gated Cessna Landing residential community. This waterfront community is quite lovely and has an excellent location at historic Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.

This huge bay inlet is known for its great fishing. Fortunate owners have the option of launching their private boat at the adjacent public Charles E Cessna Landing boat ramp to head out into the wide expanse of Choctawhatchee Bay or even go out into the Gulf. Just think… fishing trips, waterskiing, exploring the forested shoreline, frolicking at Crab Island, or taking a party cruise into HarborWalk Village or nearby Baytowne Wharf!

Cessna Landing also features a

If you can acquire the very best dream home that money can buy, you must tour this brand new magnificent beachfront home in Seagrove Beach at 52 Mako Drive. It soars high upon a sugary dune with a paramount placement that offers spectacular endless views of the glorious jewel-toned gulf.

This nine-bedroom home is so large it almost looks like a three-story residential complex - and it encompasses 6,906 square feet.

Once inside, you’re instantly awed by the expansive masterful design, professional, upscale appointments, and craftsmanship. This is the kind of home you may see featured in the latest edition of Coastal Living Magazine or Architectural Digest. The décor seamlessly blends a crisp contemporary chic coastal styling with fashionable

This unique extraordinarily spacious Spanish styled Hacienda encompasses almost 3,900 square feet. It places its fortunate residents in a wonderful world of its own at 35 Blue Bayou Drive in Santa Rosa Beach. The walled-in estate encompasses almost three-quarters of an acre of privacy and includes a bubbling hot tub that spills over into a lovely pool that is beneath a screened lanai.

Although you may feel a world apart at the end of this private road - this remarkable location places you less than 15 minutes away from the beautiful beach in Dune Allen and the bay via a boat ramp at the end of nearby East Hewett Road. You are also close to Sandestin, the award-winning Sacred Heart Hospital, a Publix grocery store, Walmart, and a liquor wine outlet.

Everything old is new again, and this fashionably renovated Seagrove Beach cottage at 42 East Grove Avenue exemplifies that fact! It has been completely redone to embrace the highly popular Mid-Century Vintage Modern look, which is fitting since it was originally built in 1958.

Mid Century Vintage Modern styling has become highly sought after and looks like it’s here to stay for many years. It includes furnishings and décor originally introduced in the 1950s and 1960s. This optimistic “space-age” era with distinct “modern” styling was very new and quite popular. Today this look appeals to both aging Baby Boomers for its nostalgia and young Millennials who are embracing a more minimalist clutter-free environment. The movement has become so profound

If you are fortunate enough to have saved enough money to buy your forever dream “palace,” prepare to be amazed! This astounding palatial waterfront home at 5222 Finisterre Drive on the Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach can be yours. Finisterre is the area’s premier exclusively gated residential community that provides privileged owners with first-class amenities, which includes direct lagoon access to the Gulf of Mexico, multiple marinas, and restaurants.

This Mediterranean Villa encompasses 9,250 square feet of spectacular space that includes seven bedrooms with seven full luxury baths and a half bath powder room. It’s a gigantic masterpiece of design that graces 330 linear feet of the sparkling Grand Lagoon with breathtaking views as far as one

This three-bedroom beachfront villa encompasses over 2,000 square feet at 140 Grand Villas Drive 140 in the Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort.

It has a lot of "Wow Factor," starting with its enviable highly sought after location. Hidden Dunes is aptly named since the exclusively gated entrance off Emerald Coast Parkway is embellished with tropical landscaping, which hides this paradise from view. The resort is nestled away in a wonderful world of its own - yet in the heart of everything Miramar Beach has to offer. It is a short distance to popular gulf front restaurants, friendly beach bars, grocery stores, and bargain shopping for world-class goods at the famed Silver Sands Premium Outlets.  Abundant amusements are nearby at the charming