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This huge ten-bedroom home with a highly sought-after location right on the shimmering white shore in Miramar Beach at 209 Open Gulf Street is now nearing completion. It soars three stories tall with columned open verandas on each level, providing stunning views of its own seascape, and encompasses 7,176 square feet.

An elevator connects to all the upper floors. Each one of the ten bedrooms includes a full ensuite luxury bath with two additional half baths provided to serve as convenient powder rooms. Besides the brand new construction finished with upscale accouterments and detailed craftsmanship, this hospitable home is being sold with brand new furnishings, which will include professionally designed décor. It will be ready for immediate use as…

People in the northeast used to call our Emerald Coast "the Hamptons for the poor," but that moniker is certainly outdated today, and this 21,975 square foot mansion exemplifies this fact! It graces over 200 linear feet of gorgeous water frontage on St. Andrews Bay in Panama City at 3807 Delwood Drive.

Over three acres of lush grounds overlook the sensational scenery, which includes a large saltwater infinity edge swimming pool, a cabana, a sandy beach, a 150 foot wide retaining seawall that may be used as a safe harbor, multi-leveled stone patios, and even a private Helipad. A columned veranda flanked with two open entrances along with a charming gazebo-type opening at one end overlook the pool and beautiful bay.

This premier waterfront…

Many people who visit Destin will tell you it’s all about the beach, but boat owners will let you know that it is really all about the water. After all, Destin resembles an offshore island almost completely surrounded by jewel-toned waters and is located three to five miles offshore of the mainland. If you have had the pleasure to be out on a vessel here, you would most assuredly agree with boat owners. The problem with owning a boat in Destin is the limited amount of docks available and the cost of mooring or storing one at a private marina.

These canal-front residential properties located in the prestigious and highly sought after world of Holiday Isle provide an uncommon opportunity. The deep canals in Destin were created by the Army Corps of…

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…