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Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to report that one of our brand new listings at 1011 Scenic Gulf Drive #2 in Miramar Beach went under contract in less than 72 hours! This is not a surprise due to its fantastic Gulf-front location, property rental investment income, and our connection with a wealth of eager buyers.

This Summerhaven townhome is one of these very properties. It has three beachfront levels with two balcony decks and encompasses 2,000 square feet. It includes four bedrooms with four full baths and a one half bath powder room and can accommodate 11 beachgoers.

Like the majority of such vacation rental properties, the "Summerhaven 2" townhome is under contract and was offered completely furnished. It has also received new…

Defining rustic elegance, this stately home for sale at 285 Twisted Pine Trail in Miramar Beach encompasses 5,860 square feet with six bedrooms. It exemplifies a unique list of superlative amenities that are hardly found anywhere else along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast - or in the whole world, for that matter!

The Four Mile Village residential enclave itself is a well-kept secret, which is quite surprising since it is tucked away in a beach preserve near Miramar Beach's center - and has a fascinating history. The land was originally used for a top-secret government defense test facility during World War II. They used to fire off the nation's first experimental rockets over the darkness of the Gulf of Mexico, which must have been quite a shock…

Ocean Reef is proud to present this new listing for a lovely three-story home that is a very short stroll away from the sugary shore located at 17 Sandy Dunes Circle in the heart of Miramar Beach. It could become your perfect “Forever Home” or a part-time vacation beach house with lucrative rental investment property for times when you are not vacationing here yourself.

It comes beautifully furnished and appointed, so it is ready for immediate use as soon as you close your purchase contract. Our esteemed Ocean Reef Resorts property management division represents hundreds of vacation rentals for private owners and estimates annual gross income for this home to range from $65,000 to $70,000 per year. We would be more than happy to provide you with…


This classically elegant mansion in Burnt Pine at 3570 Preserve Drive in the world-class Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort could become your fantastic "Forever Home," placing you in the proverbial lap of luxury. It encompasses an impressive 6,972 square feet with five spacious bedrooms, including ensuite luxury baths with seven full baths. It also comes complete with fabulous furnishings and chic decorative art.

The superb location is in the premier prestigious enclave of "Burnt Pine," which is the exclusively gated residential bayside community within the already exclusively gated Sandestin resort. This home has a private estate setting with lushly landscaped grounds at the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking the fourth hole, a wooded fairway at the…

Are you looking to find a unique waterfront home site to build your Forever Home? How about a site that resembles an island that sits right on Jolly Bay, which connects directly to Choctawhatchee Bay? This special property at 49 Island Way in Freeport, Florida, is now available.

It is a unique home site that faces the Jolly bay and is surrounded by the private "Bear Creek Canals" on the other three sides. 

It is connected to the mainland by two one-lane bridges from a family waterfront estate. It gracefully arches over the "canal" and connects immediately to the property. The bridge and a driveway easement are included in the purchase price.

This incredible private property located in Freeport just east of the Route 331 Bridge places…


If you have been searching to find your “Forever Home” or an incredible vacation home that can also provide lucrative rental investment income, this premier place of residency is for you! It is a Gulf-front Penthouse in the recently completed residential enclave of “Costa Blanca” in Santa Rosa Beach at 4463 West County Highway 30A #400. This penthouse is adjacent to Gulf Place, which serves as the picturesque coastal village center of Santa Rosa Beach.

This exclusive residence is one of only fourteen luxurious units. It is located on the top floor of a four-story building that features stunning panoramic views of the glittering jewel-toned Gulf of Mexico. It encompasses a very spacious 2,823 square feet that comes with four bedrooms and four full…

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to announce that our Augusta Village listing in Sandestin at 522 Augusta Way #11006 went under contract in only two days. Although properties don't usually sell in such record time, our professional, personable, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff works hard to ensure that our sellers receive the very best marketing services available.

This dovetails nicely with our highly acclaimed Ocean Reef Resorts property management division. We have been providing outstanding service for almost forty years to owners who place their private properties on lucrative vacation rental programs when they are not vacationing here themselves. Although this home was reserved for personal use only, we have many other owners who do…

Ocean Reef Real Estate is pleased to present this new listing for a lovely home located at 330 L’atrium Circle, in the intimate community of L'atrium, one of the quietest parts of the prestigious Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

The L'atrium neighborhood is reserved for the owner's use only and is located just west of this fantastic resort's gated bayside entrance. This locale enables you to go from the beautiful bay to the shimmering white beach within minutes. A seasonally heated community swimming pool with a patio for sunning, restroom facilities, and showers is located beside a lovely lagoon just a short stroll away.

This gracious two-story home has three bedrooms and encompasses a spacious 2,317 square feet. It has received recent…

Ocean Reef Real Estate is proud to present this new home for sale for an outstanding family compound with a total of 3,640 square feet that is located just steps away from the sugary shore at 125 Los Angeles Street in Miramar Beach. 

Columned verandas span across the front and back of this gracious three-story home on the two upper levels providing a charming Old Florida styled look with seven bedrooms and seven and a half baths with separate spaces for individual family members. Five of the bedrooms are located in the main residence, while two more are in downstairs Guest Quarters with its living area, kitchen, and a private entrance. 

This home's excellent location is only one block away from the gated beach access in the highly sought…

Ocean Reef is proud to present this Emerald Dunes Condo For Sale at 2934 Scenic Highway 98 Unit 105 in Destin. 

The low density at this lovely beachfront condominium gives residents and their guests an exclusive privileged setting since this six-story building only has a total of 27 units. This property had quite a bit of owner usage, but gross annual rental income for 2019 came in at $61,000. Projections for 2021 are coming in over $70,000. Our Ocean Reef Resorts property management division would be happy to share complete annual gross income data with you upon request.

Besides the beautiful private beach, Emerald Dunes has a swimming pool and bubbling hot tub out front with an expansive sun patio bordered by a virtual sea of palm trees.