Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Emerald Coast Events | May 2019

With summer almost here, there's so much to do! May is full of fun events and good causes. From music, to movies, to charity events, to Memorial Day Weekend happenings – there's a lot to be a part of. We've listed a few of our favorite happenings below. Plan a weekend to visit, or if you're lucky enough to be local, enjoy it all!  


FESTIVALS & HAPPENINGS:

4th Annual Jeep Beach Jam
When: May 14-18th
Where: Panama City Beach
Description: Jeep Beach Jam is already known as the “Fastest Growing Jeep Event in the Southeast” and this year will be our largest ever. We are currently estimating more than 2,000 Jeeps coming from over 17 States, all ready for the 4th Annual Jeep Beach Jam. Experience a Jeep owners Dream Vacation to the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”. Gather up your family and Jeep club and start making plans for heading straight to Panama City Beach Florida for a fun extended weekend with Jeep lovers from all over. For more info click here!


When: May 17-18th
Where: Alys Beach
Description: Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. 
Opening night, Friday, May 17, is our family-friendly night featuring our 2019 projection art installations. Local food trucks and vendors are located throughout the festival footprint, while the street party winds through Alys Beach from Highway 30A all the way to Caliza restaurant. There, attendees will be greeted with à la carte food and drink options and fun for the whole family. This event is open to all ages. 
Saturday evening, May 18, is an all-inclusive food and drink experience, with stops along the festival’s path featuring samples by local and regional chefs, winemakers, distillers, and breweries. The evening culminates with desserts, spirits, and casual discussions of art around the pool at Caliza restaurant, which will showcase additional artwork. This event is 21+. Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com for more info.


The Emerald Ball
When: Saturday May 18th | 6:00-10:00pm
Where: Hilton | Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Description: The Sacred Heart Foundation is rolling out the green carpet for the inaugural Emerald Ball on Saturday, May 18 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie gala will benefit the expansion of the Comprehensive Spine Program at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. The Champagne Reception will begin at 6 p.m. and doors will open for general admission at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear shades of emerald for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. Entertainment will include live music by Bay Bridge Band, live painting by South Walton Artist of the Year, Jenna Varney, and a wine and bourbon pull. Tickets are available online!

When: May 18-19th
Where: AJ's | Destin Harbor 
Description: You're invited to the 5th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival on May 18-19, 2019 at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village overlooking Destin harbor. The event is FREE and open to the public and will feature family-friendly activities, art, diving and marine conservation booths, live music, fillet demonstrations, lionfish tastings, and the world's largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open. For more info visit: www.emeraldcoastopen.com/


When: May 23rd-24th
Where: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Description: This year’s exhibition includes 16 sculptures from artists across 12 states. An Artist Panel Discussion will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall; and, the Opening Event will take place on Friday, May 24th at 4:00 p.m. in the Rosemary Beach Town Hall Courtyard. A beer and wine bar will be available at both events. Materials for the contemporary sculptures are as varied as their subject matter. Some address issues such as the environment and freedom, while others explore nature or formal elements like color, perspective, and balance, with one towering to 16 feet high. In addition to the juried show, a science-based sculpture created by students from Ohana School will also be on display. Made of debris from our Gulf waters, beach, and surrounding areas, the sculpture will raise awareness of the ever-growing problem of single-use plastics and its threat to oceans, marine life and humans alike. For more info visit: www.rosemarybeachsculpture.com/newevents
When: May 25th | 12:00-7:30pm
Where: LuLu's 
Description: Boat, float, or paddle up to LuLu's Destin to kick off the summer on Saturday, May 25th! Free concerts from 12-7:30pm on the Bay Bar. Enjoy a fun day on LuLu's beach, eat some great food and maybe get a hair wrap or henna tattoo! Paddle board & kayak rentals will be available and Fly the Beach Sea Plane lessons will be set up on the bay at LuLu's! Check out some of LuLu's favorite bands – Justin Jeansonne & the Dixie Gentlemen, Ben Loftin & The Family, Boukou Groove, and True Blue Band. For more info visit: www.lulubuffett.com/destin/bay-bash-may-25/



MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS: 

When: May 25-27th
Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Description: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin kicks off their Memorial Day festivities with three nights of family-friendly, free events! Enjoy a relaxing and patriotic weekend at the boutiques, eateries, and nightlife of The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Fireworks, children's activities, live music, and a ceremony will be hallmarks of this annual event. Click here for more info!


When: May 25-26th
Where: HarborWalk Village
Description: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend on Destin Harbor with live music and fireworks show over the harbor. It's time for flip flops, suntans, and summer! Kick-off summer with live music on the Destin Harbor all weekend long. Fireworks over the Destin Harbor will close the festivities on Sunday night at 9pm. Click here for more info!

When: May 26th | 9:00pm
Where: The Boardwalk | Okaloosa Island
Description: Kick-off summer with a special Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks show on Sunday at 9pm! Grab a beach chair or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show. Be sure to join each Wednesday at 9pm for the Okaloosa Island Fireworks series May 29th through August 14th! Click here for more info!


When: May 27th | 10:00am
Where: Gulf Cemetary
Description: Gulf Cemetery will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27th at 10AM in Santa Rosa Beach. The 125 veterans interred in the cemetery will be honored in a service that will include a keynote speech by Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and F-15 Fighter Pilot, Scott Warner. Also, Cloud 9 Orchestra, a local big band, will play music during the ceremony. There will be a military aircraft flyover during the national anthem and the Walton County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will provide a ceremonial volley salute to the fallen. The ceremony will conclude with a "missing man" flyover formation performed with WWII aircraft by the Destin Warbirds. Click here for more info!


WEEKLY EVENTS:

Farmer's Markets
Every Saturday @ Seaside & Grand Boulevard
Every Sunday @ Rosemary Beach


When: Every Friday @ 7:30pm
Where: Seaside Amphitheater
Description: Grab a blanket and come out to the Seaside Amphitheater on Friday night for a family movie on the lawn. Free and open to the public. Check the movie schedule here! 


When: Every Sunday | 7:00pm
Where: The Hub | 30A
Description: Grab a blanket and come out to The Hub on Sunday night for a family movie. Free and open to the public. Check the movie schedule here!





If you're looking for some indoor activities to do check out our additional blog post: 10 Things to Do Indoors In Destin



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Friday, May 10, 2019

Just Sold | Destin Surfside | Unit 809 | Miramar Beach, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,069 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $344,000






We are so happy our buyers are taking the first step in making their dream of waking up to Gulf views every day a reality! With plans to move in the next few years, they'll be visiting frequently and the unit will be enjoyed as a vacation destination by friends and family as well. If you've found paradise – you might as well share it!  

This fully furnished 8th-floor condo provides stunning eastern views of the Gulf from nearly every room – and can be enjoyed from the expansive balcony along with the sea breeze. Both the master suite and guest room have balcony access and are Gulf-front. If our client's plans change, this unit makes a wonderful investment opportunity as Surfside is a highly desirable destination for vacationing families. Either way, our buyers are sure to love owning this light and airy beach unit!
      


Surfside is one of the most desired condo complexes along the emerald coast. The property features a fabulous restaurant, spa and salon, weight room, large sports deck with tennis and basketball, spacious pool deck, and street walk over for easy access to the beach bar and beautiful sandy beaches. Paradise!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Just Sold | 1563 Hickory Street | Niceville, FL

4 Bed  |  2.5 Bath  |  2,381 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $389,450



Our buyer for this home was also our seller of 332 Wimico Circle

Wanting to be close to her grandkids we have kept a close eye on the Bluewater Bay area as we recently helped her son purchase his home just a few streets over on Meadowbrook Court. We loved assisting this client in finding the perfect place to keep up with the tight-knit family life. 

A traditional style paired with enchanted modern day comforts and an open concept, this new construction home is the perfect place for our client to call home. With four bedrooms plus a study, there is plenty of room for the family to visit. This is one of six new construction homes being built in the neighborhood. A peaceful spot in Bluewater Bay, here you're close to shopping, dining, entertainment, the airport, just minutes to the Mid Bay Bridge – and of course, the beach!




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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Just Sold | Emerald Grande | 904E | Destin, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,220 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $540,000




These Georgia owners enjoyed ten years of ownership at The Emerald Grande with this rental machine that produced over 70K in rental income year in and year out. In addition, this was the perfect venue for a family wedding, days at the spa, and sunset cocktail hours. The time was right, though, to make another purchase. On to another wonderful, relaxing property!

This 9th floor unit in the East Tower of the Emerald Grande has panoramic views of the pool deck, Destin's East Pass, Destin Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico. These views can be enjoyed from two large balconies, providing desirable outdoor living space.



Designer Marlene Freeman of Lovelace Interiors put her exquisite signature on the unit. The lovely living area has access to one of the balconies and gets washed in rich sunset light each day. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and a breakfast bar.




The master bedroom features a large attached bath and a private balcony with gorgeous views. An additional bedroom suite and bunk room provide plenty of room for the family or other guests.




Emerald Grande is known for its incredible amenities including a 2,500-square foot pool, spa & fitness center, restaurants & lounges, concierge services, covered parking, two marinas, room service, private boat to beach, kid's club, hot tubs, business center wireless internet, and indoor heated pool. Emerald Grande is part of HarborWalk Village where you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals, world-class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin and pirate cruises, art galleries, interactive kids activities, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes.




Take a look at the various marketing methods that we used to create a cohesive brand for this stunning waterfront unit. 
   
In addition to professional photography, we produced a video tour of the unit to send to potential buyers. We create interest in the property by running ads on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest. 


We sent mobile-friendly email flyers to our database of investors and agents that linked to both the property website and video tour for ease of access in learning more about the unit and surrounding area. The property is also featured on ZillowTrulia, and Realtor.comas well the internationally renowned Remax.com.










Thinking of selling or buying? Connect with us!


850.803.8633
debbie@soldinparadise.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Just Sold | Nautilus 2310 | Okaloosa Island, FL

2 Bed  |  2 Bath  |  1,100 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $299,999



Our sellers are long-time clients that love to take advantage of the investment opportunities that the Emerald Coast has to offer! Okaloosa Island is a favorite destination for our clients, and we've worked with them to buy and sell several properties here. As residents of Illinois, they desire an escape from the chilly winter weather and a place to soak up the warm sunshine. We love that our clients are able to make the most of their real estate investments by utilizing them as both a source of income and a source of enjoyment! 

We were thrilled to get this unit sold for the full asking price, and can't wait to work with them on their next purchase in paradise!

This third-floor unit has been beautifully updated and stylishly decorated. Refreshing Gulf views can be enjoyed from the main living area and master suite with glass sliders opening up to the balcony to expand your views and make the gulf front condo feel airy and spacious.



The large kitchen overlooks the living area, while the guest bedroom and full guest bath are on the north side of the unit. There's plenty of room for families on vacation or snowbirds escaping the snow, making this a great investment property!



Enjoy the private community pool and boardwalk to the beach just steps from your door. Nautilus is a Gulf front condominium located on popular Okaloosa Island close to shopping, entertainment, and restaurants, and just ten minutes from Destin Harbor.



Take a look at the various marketing methods that we used to create a cohesive brand for this cozy coastal unit. 
   


In addition to professional photography, we produced a video tour of the unit to send to potential buyers. We create interest in the property by running ads on social media platforms including InstagramFacebookYouTube, and Pinterest. 




We sent mobile-friendly email flyers to our database of investors and agents that linked to both the property website and video tour for ease of access in learning more about the unit. The property is also featured on ZillowTrulia, and Realtor.comas well the internationally renowned Remax.com.