Destin & South Walton Real Estate Blog

The talented Vern Yip and his partner Craig Koch built a gorgeous home for their family in the prestigious picturesque, charming village of Rosemary Beach, Florida after purchasing over half an acre at 384 West Water Street in 2013. The corner lot location beside a quiet pedestrian pathway is just steps away from the bright white sand beach and provides lovely gulf views.

Yip Vern Rosemary Beach

Photo: David A. Land

This home was featured on HGTV as a showcase beach home since Vern has been on Trading Places, hosted Deserving Designs and was a judge on Design Star. Vern, who has a degree in architecture, designed it himself and provided chic interior furnishings, which come with the purchase price.



The 2,828 square foot three-story home has classic white stucco

This recently remodeled one bedroom ground floor beachfront condo is available for purchase at Blue Mountain Villas. You may enjoy it as your family’s beach home away from home or as an investment property - as Blue Mountain Villas are in high-demand on the rental market! It has a highly sought after location tucked off of Scenic 30A on a sugary dune in Blue Mountain Beach.  Although it has a seemingly secluded locale, it is minutes away from favorite restaurants, beachside bars, specialty stores, galleries and other delightful diversions along South Walton's Scenic 30A.  Seasonal activities, musical concerts, and fun festivals abound here in the nearby coastal villages of Santa Rosa Beach and Seaside.

Blue Mountain Villas View

This stylish residence features a private covered

This Northwest Florida Mansion located at 732 Peakes Point Drive in Gulf Breeze is over the top in three different ways.

732 Peakes Point Drive

1. It is humongous! This six bedroom Manor encompasses almost 12,000 square feet, and that doesn’t even include the additional 5,000 square feet of covered verandas or porches.


2. It has an incredible location which is accurately described by its name: Peake's Point. This fantastic residence sits at the very end of a long peninsula in Gulf Breeze, Florida on 1.4 acres surrounded on all three sides by water. This premium crown location provides stellar stunning views that include all of Pensacola Bay with the Gulf of Mexico in the far distance. This home has more than just 180-degree views - it’s more like 280!

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Destin has received a number of superlatives over the years including high acclaim for our sugar white beautiful beaches, the glowing emerald toned gulf, and a coveted coastal lifestyle.

We just received one more claim to fame! A magnificent villa for sale at Destiny by the Sea has received the second largest numbers of interested viewers nationwide on the giant Realtor website. It is also the most expensive.

Most Viewed Home Realtor.com
Realtor.com keeps track of the number of viewers using its website and determines which properties are receiving the most views. The list includes ten homes and an historic property in Philadelphia built in 1703 priced at $1,200,000 has had the most viewing activity. It is located on “Elfreth’s Ally,” which is purported to be the oldest

This completely renovated beachfront condominium with new fashionable furnishings has several wonderful distinctions.

Eastern Shores 206 View

First of all, it has an excellent Seagrove Beach location at 595 Eastern Lake Road #206 in the Eastern Shores complex overlooking the gorgeous jewel toned waters of the gulf as well as a precious Coastal Dune Lake. Such treasured lakes are found hardly anywhere else in the world, and an estuary beach dune connection provides a magical mixture of salted fresh water through tidal action. These rare, unique lakes support abundant wildlife, fish, and fowl in a  serene setting and this one is a short beach stroll away. Secondly, this one bedroom property is an enviable “corner unit” which provides an extra wall of light from window

Alys Beach is a stunning one of a kind coastal village, and if you have traveled down Scenic 30A, you have undoubtedly seen it. You can’t miss noticing the striking bright white exteriors that are used throughout this genuinely unique village that looks like some magical place in the Greek isles.  Most of the meticulously planned picturesque coastal communities here along 30A have their own architectural style, but Alys Beach truly stands out.

Alys Beach Alley

Southern Living Magazine recently called Alys Beach “the perfect beach town,” but that’s almost an understatement. This residential enclave is highly desired among privileged patricians, and it straddles both sides of Scenic 30A. It's premier paramount position high upon a sugary dune overlooks the

Are you searching for your dream beach home or looking for a lucrative vacation rental investment property? 

60 Ballamore Road Miramar Beach

Perhaps you desire something that offers both! This magnificent home for sale located at 60 Ballamore Road is in highly sought after Miramar Beach and is available to suit such needs and desires. It encompasses over 4,400 square feet, has six bedrooms with en suite baths, (which features 7.5 total baths) and is on a vacation rental program that recently grossed over $114,000. This is not surprising since it is located in the exclusive residential enclave of Avalon Beach Estates, which is off the beaten path, yet in the heart of everything Miramar Beach has to offer. The outstanding location off Scenic Gulf Drive is near the emerald toned

This charming three bedroom beach bungalow is now available for new owners either as a wonderful family home, a lucrative vacation rental investment property or both! It is located at 4430 Clipper Cove in the highly sought after residential community of Crystal Beach Cottages of Destin. This prestigious enclave with its own beach access point features an Old Florida styled look complete with white picket fences, wraparound porches, and lovely tropical landscaping. The laid back atmosphere here is surprising since it is in the heart of everything Destin has to offer. The popular Destin Commons, Paradise Key Shopping Center and even the famous Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach are minutes away. Grocery stores, wine outlets, nationally known

This furnished one bedroom condominium at 675 Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach is available for sale. The Beach House 404B can provide a lucrative return as a vacation rental property, and it already has been a proven investment winner since the 2018 gross totaled $37,641.21. The return on investment, (ROI), came in at an enviable 10% for the year. This is not a surprise since The Beach House is a highly sought after location among vacationing families who frequent this resort complex on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. Besides being nestled upon the gorgeous jewel-toned gulf, this excellent locale is less than five minutes away from popular gulf front restaurants with friendly beach bars, area grocery stores, liquor wine outlets and one of the

97 Vista Bluffs Destiny WestThis luxurious lakefront home has a prominent location at 97 Vista Bluffs in Destiny West. The white stucco exteriors and thick concrete tile roofing give it a stately regal appearance. This exceedingly prestigious exclusively gated residential community straddles Scenic Highway 98 in Destin and features abundant amenities. This home is just two minutes away from the sugary shore. It encompasses 4,306 square feet and includes five bedrooms with full en suite baths and a half bath powder room. It is also currently on a lucrative vacation rental program (inquire for rental figures).


When you enter this home, you are immediately impressed by its size which is accentuated by soaring twelve-foot ceilings and open-concept living areas. A square columned open