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New For 2024 - Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Opens New Dolphin Oasis In Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, February 19, 2024

The Gularium Marine Adventure Park has been a favorite attraction in Destin, Florida since 1955. One of Florida’s original roadside attractions, the Gulfarium has been entertaining and educating audiences for almost 70 years. The park continues to evolve to meet the needs of its animal residents and recently opened the new Dolphin Oasis in 2024! The new Dolphin Oasis is an immersive, natural-themed experience that consists of three large, interconnected... Continue reading

Best Local Coffee Shops In Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, February 16, 2024

When in Destin, do as the locals do. Sure, there’s always a Starbuck’s nearby, but why not support a local Destin coffee shop and hang out with the local residents. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite 30A and Destin Coffee Shops, including new openings and long-time favorites.   East Pass Coffee Company A Destin original, (literally), East Past Coffee Company opened in March 2020 by Mackenzie Destin along with her husband Continue reading

Book with Confidence - Cancellation Policy for Destin Vacation Rentals

Published on Monday, January 8, 2024

Book your stay with confidence. If you need to reschedule or modify your stay, you can do so within 15 days before arrival. Our policies for rescheduling or canceling a reservation in a Newman-Dailey Resort Properties professionally managed vacation rental are below. These policies are for direct bookings through Newman-Dailey. Excludes reservations made through Airbnb, VRBO, and other third-party booking websites as well as monthly winter rentals Continue reading

Make Your Winter Holidays Brighter With Our Winter Holiday Sale

Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Stand up to the “winter blues” with fresh air and sunshine! Now through Feb. 29, 2024, beach lovers can save $25/night up to $100 savings on 4 nights on a winter getaway. The best part is that sunny offer is good for holidays too! Consider escaping the dreary winter weather and take advantage of the following:  Getaway for New Year’s Eve South Walton and Destin, Florida is a great location to ring in the New Year! With Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Book Next Year’s Beach Vacation Now

Published on Monday, November 13, 2023

A beach vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. After welcoming families to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida for more than 38 years, we know that making time for memories with family and friends at the beach simply makes life happier. Therefore, we want to help families plan their cherished beach vacations. Here are 5 reasons to book your 2024 beach vacation before the end of the year: Best Selection . Those who book their vacation Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Voted Best Property Management Group by Readers of EC Magazine

Published on Friday, October 20, 2023

The team at Newman-Dailey strives to be the best every day. We are honored to be voted the best Property Management Group on the Emerald Coast for 9 consecutive years by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. The annual readers’ choice " Best of the Emerald Coast " awards are announced each year in the October issue of Emerald Coast Magazine. Each year, the team is humbled and honored to receive this vote of confidence and recognition among the Continue reading

Revenue Projections for Vacation Rental Condos in and around Destin

Published on Monday, October 2, 2023

Have you ever dreamed of owning a Destin condo or vacation rental home at the beach? Second home ownership can be a great investment as well as a place to create family memories now and for generations to come. By placing your beach home or Destin condo on a rental program, you’ll enjoy supplemental income to help underwrite costs while having your own piece of paradise to enjoy time with family and friends at the beach.   Newman-Dailey real estate agents Continue reading

NEW ADDITION! Luxury Destin Penthouse Jade East Towers 1910

Published on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Dive into the luxury at this 19th Floor, luxury penthouse at Jade East Towers in the heart of Destin. Coined “The Jewel of Destin,” this spacious 4-bedroom Destin vacation rental boasts an impressive 3,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. One of the joys of this luxury Destin condo is the floor-to-ceiling windows that create a magnificent backdrop of brilliant white beaches and azul waters while ushering in the sunlight and illuminating... Continue reading

Timberview Helicopters – See Destin From a New Point of View

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Try something new this year and see Destin from a different point of view with Timberview Helicopter Tours ! If you love coming to Destin for the white sand beaches and emerald waters, consider taking flight during your next visit and seeing the coast from a bird’s eye view. Upon arrival at Timberview Helicopters in Destin, you will be greeted by a friendly staff prepared to help you get ready for your tour. Once your group has been checked in Continue reading

5 Wildlife Encounters on Your Destin, Florida Vacation

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Bears, Birds, Bonnetheads...Oh my! Beachgoers received a surprise recently when a black bear cub was spotted swimming in the crystal blue waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast. CNN Video Report shows the bear cooling off in the crystal blue waters. Wildlife experiences such as this are possible during a Destin vacation. While seeing a bear on the beach is unusual, it is common to see lots of other wildlife during your stay in Destin and Miramar Continue reading

2023 Concerts in the Village Features Live Music Every Thursday

Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The wildly popular, family-friendly, concert series runs through June 22. Held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Cultural Arts Village in Destin, FL, the 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, reggae, and disco to modern pop. Plan to bring a beach chair, towel or picnic blanket and relax on the lush lawn while being entertained by talented musicians presenting... Continue reading

Destin, Florida Is Home to One of the Best Beaches In U.S. in TripAdvisor Best List

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Sure, locals claim it, but it’s always nice to have outside sources name our beaches as the best in the nation. Recently, Henderson Beach State Park was named one of the best beaches in the U.S. on the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Best Beaches List. The list, which is based on reviews and ratings collected over the past 12 months, is decided by real travelers from all over, sharing real opinions and stories. Among the Top 25 Beaches in Continue reading

Jade East Penthouse 1950 In Destin, Florida Has Been Updated

Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

UPDATED! Jade East Penthouse 1950 has been recently remodeled and is ready for your group. Not only is the view from Jade East 1950 absolutely breathtaking, but this Destin condo also boasts 10-foot ceilings, an enlarged balcony, and close to 1,000 more square feet than Jade East’s traditional three-bedroom unit. This spectacular 3-bedroom penthouse condo features a huge living room with incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico. The space includes Continue reading

Late Spring Fling Special Offer For 10% Off Stays In 30A and Destin Beach Vacation Rentals

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

A spring beach break vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. In an effort to help families stretch their travel budget, Newman-Dailey has brought back its Late Spring Fling deal for 10% off stays in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental between April 16 and May 18, 2023.  Plan your late spring fling to include serene natural attractions and adrenaline-producing watersports. Adventurous families can take advantage of a day on the water with Destin Continue reading

Top 8 Things We Love About Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, February 10, 2023

Destin, Florida is a popular vacation destination. As locals, we appreciate the special benefits we receive from living along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Here are our top 8 reasons why we love Destin, Florida:  1. The Weather Destin enjoys a mild year-round climate with summers in the high 80s and cool winter days in the 60s and 70s.  Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 88°F and is rarely Continue reading

Why Book your Destin Vacation with Newman-Dailey?

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2023

If you found this blog, you’re probably considering booking a vacation stay with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. Booking a Destin vacation rental through Newman-Dailey is a great decision. Here’s why: Trusted Source for Vacation Rentals since 1985. We’re the trusted source for real estate sales and vacation rentals in the Destin area since 1985. For 38 years, we’ve been welcoming families to the beach and making dreams a Continue reading

My Destin Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest Winners

Published on Friday, January 13, 2023

We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 37 years and love seeing and hearing about our guests’ special moments and memories from their beach vacation. As such, we’re excited to announce the winners from our 2022 My Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest. 1st Place: Harry J. Harry rallied his friends and family to vote for his gorgeous photo of the beach earning him a stay at the recently renovated Beachside Inn in Crystal Continue reading

2023 New Year's Resolutions to Achieve at the Beach

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! We’re here to inspire some New Year’s Resolutions that will keep you healthy mentally and physically. Here’s our top 5 New Year’s Resolutions: Relax More. In today’s fast paced environment in which we’re all addicted to scroll and the next click, we recommend resolving to relax more. Plan time to set down the mobile phone and close the laptop. Schedule time to rest and relax. Whether meditate to Continue reading

Holiday Happenings & Christmas Meals In South Walton & Destin, Fl

Published on Friday, December 23, 2022

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than at the beach. Whether you want to enjoy twinkling lights and holiday decorations or ring in the New Year with champagne and delicious food, there’s something for everyone in Northwest Florida.  CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS Orchestrated by the City of DeFuniak Springs, Christmas Reflections is an annual, month-long display in December of 10 million Christmas lights around historic Lake Continue reading

Get to the Beach Faster - Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Expands

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022

Expansion Complete at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) officially opened the new highly anticipated Concourse C in September. As one of 22 joint-use commercial service airports in the country, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport has seen tremendous growth since 2016 when it added service from Allegiant Air. In 2016, Allegiant started service from Destin to St. Louis and Cincinnati. Within two years,  by Continue reading

Tips for Cooking Holiday Meals in a Destin Vacation Rental

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022

It’s time for holiday planning! Time to start coordinating where, when, and meal prep for the winter holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah. For many families gathering at the beach for the holidays has become a cherished tradition. 30A and Destin vacation rentals provide a home away from home in a gorgeous setting to gather and celebrate the holidays with loved ones. The best part is that when the celebration is over, you Continue reading

Top 3 Things to Do in Destin for Labor Day

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Labor Day Weekend means it is time to take a break from working and take time to rest. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are our specialties along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Here are the top three things to do in Destin for R&R on Labor Day Weekend:  Watch the Sunset One of our favorite Destin Labor Day activities is getting a front-row seat for the sunset show. Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and Labor Continue reading

Destin Celebrates Lionfish Restaurant Week, May 8-15

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022

   Get ready for an exciting week of creative preparations of Lionfish. This invasive species, which Destin and many Gulf coast communities are working to eradicate, is actually quite tasty. During Lionfish Restaurant week, May 8-15, local chefs will create unique dishes that prove that the Lionfish can be a culinary delicacy. Lionfish are highly invasive and can reduce fish populations and reefs by more than 90%. The Northwest Florida Continue reading

Destin Little Adventures Offer Customized Experiences For Families

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022

Destin has created customizable adventure packages that filter by age, price, location or duration, providing Bite-sized little adventures for the whole family. With more than 20 miles of coastline, plus protected bays and bayous, the best way to explore Destin, Florida is on the water. Coined the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” Destin is popular with anglers, but it also ranks high for watersports and nature activities as well Continue reading

2022 Gulf Red Snapper Season Opens June 19

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Exciting news for anglers! The 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Summer Season has been extended to 57 days this year and will open on June 17 and run consecutively through July 31, 2022. This will be the longest combined season that has ever been available! In addition, Snapper Season will include a Fall Gulf Red Snapper Season, which includes 12 additional days, including Veteran’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving. Due to the popularity of Gulf Red Snapper Continue reading

Best Upgraded Vacation Rentals At Jade East Condos In Destin

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Jade East Towers located in the heart of Destin, Florida across from Big Kahuna’s Waterpark is one of the best resorts for families. With two- and three-bedroom condos each with a private balcony overlooking the beach and glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico, each well-appointed Newman-Dailey vacation rental offers spectacular views along with seasonal beach service (2 chairs and an umbrella each day of your stay). With a Gulf-front pool Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Spring 2022

Published on Friday, February 25, 2022

We recently hosted our bi-annual Beach Memories Contest. It’s a joy sharing our guests’ experiences, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, firsts and much more! Hundreds of travelers shared their favorite memories from their last Destin vacation for a chance to win a vacation stay at the newly remodeled Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach. After reviewing the most endearing stories of guests’ special memories at the Continue reading

Destin Condo Jade East 630 is Refreshed & Ready for Your Family

Published on Thursday, December 2, 2021

Are you seeking a recently enhanced Gulf-front condo for your next Destin vacation? Jade East 630 is refreshed and ready to welcome your family. This two-bedroom, beachfront condo features striking tile floors, fresh paint, new drapes, new living room furniture, a wet bar, and a new dining set. While the interior is beautifully decorated, most importantly, it complements the gorgeous blue hues of the Gulf of Mexico that are visible through the floor Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner 2021 - Destin & South Walton Dine In & Carry Out South

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! For those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday along the white sandy shores of Destin and South Walton, Florida, we've rounded up a list of restaurants that are open for the holiday and offering dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving feasts:  DESTIN Harbor Docks | 11AM – 5PM DETAILS Traditional home-style feast at the 27th Harbor Docks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner! While there is no charge for the meal, donations Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons to Book Your Destin Beach Vacation Early

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

You’ve probably already started dreaming about your next beach vacation. Relaxing on the soft white sand beaches with warm coastal breezes rolling over your skin and cool drink in your hand, you’re relaxing and soaking up the beach life. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning. Here’s the top 3 reasons to book your 2022 South Walton or Destin beach vacation now: Best Selection.    The early vacation planner Continue reading

Give Thanks in Destin, Florida this Thanksgiving

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021

Are you still trying to finalize your Thanksgiving plans? The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties wants to help. We’ve been helping our guests plan memorable holiday celebrations for more than 36 years. Office Manager Kerbi Ancona talks with many guests personally and the number one thing they tell her is that when they celebrate Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida, they feel less stressed. “Our guests tell me they often go out to eat Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2021

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021

We enjoy seeing and hearing about our guests’ experiences at the beach. Each year, the beach is where families come together to rest, reconnect, and celebrate life’s special moments. For more than 36 years, the team at Newman-Dailey has been welcoming families to the beach and we always enjoy hearing about our guests' experiences and the joys of their vacation. Our annual My Beach Memories photo contest allows us to read and see our guest... Continue reading

Toasting Mom with a MOMosa Vacation in Destin, FL

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

We’re celebrating Moms! This has been a tough year and Mom has been doing it all! She's the chef, the housekeeper, the launderer, the teacher, the chauffeur, the cheerleader, the coach and so much more. We know the stress of this last year has added up and taken a toll on Mom's mental and physical health. That’s why we created the MOMosa Vacation! Plan a trip to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida this fall (September - November Continue reading

Watching the Storm - Ida Slated to Make Landfall in Louisiana

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, we're monitoring Tropical Storm Ida, which is strengthening in the Caribbean Sea forecasted to make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday night (8/29)/Monday morning (8/30).  Our thoughts and prayers are with our western neighbors and our extended family of friends and guests who live in this area. We have availability for those who wish to move out of the storm's path and stay with us in Destin, Florida. A hurricane Continue reading

Allegiant Adds New Direct Flights to Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

Hey friends in Minneapolis and Las Vegas, it just got easier to reach Destin, Florida’s soft white sand beaches! We’re thrilled to announce that Allegiant Airlines has new routes from Las Vegas (LAS) and Minneapolis (MSP) and to Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS). Allegiant specializes in providing direct service from America’s small cities to world-class destinations, including Destin, Florida, with affordable fares. While Allegiant Continue reading

Jade East 1210 Destin Condo Adds Upgraded WiFi to Work from the Beach

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021

We know that families want to stay connected and entertained while at the beach. In addition, many families are working and schooling remotely from the beach, and the need for reliable high-speed internet and WiFi has grown exponentially. The owners of Jade East 1210 understand the need for speed and have upgraded to 100 Mbp, providing guests reliable broadband powered by a fiber-optic connection, making it perfectly equipped to handle your family Continue reading

Where is the best place to stay for Labor Day in Destin

Published on Friday, July 9, 2021

There are many great choices for staying in Destin for Labor Day. The best part is that Labor Day is part of our Late Summer Value season and our published rates are discounted 20- 30% off peak summer season rates. Here are our top picks for places to stay for Labor Day in Destin, Florida. Jade East – Best location Near the Destin Harbor We like this family-friendly property for Labor Day due to its proximity to area attractions and the Destin Continue reading

Destin is Among the Best Cities to Own Vacation Rental Property

Published on Monday, July 5, 2021

As many re-imagine their future, the thought of purchasing a vacation home has emerged. The next question is “where?” While there are many tourist-friendly destinations with varying appeal, ranging from big cities to majestic mountains to beaches to vineyards, the beach naturally attracts tourists of all ages. The beach strikes a nice balance between your personal enjoyment and as a rental revenue generator. Owners can gather with their Continue reading

Fourth of July Events in Destin and South Walton 2022

Published on Friday, July 2, 2021

Happy Fourth of July! It’s a thrill to celebrate our nation’s independence and it’s even more fun when you’re at the beach. Looking for fun things to do for your independence day 2022 celebration? Here’s our suggestions depending on where you’re staying. Events Near 30A Vacation Rentals (including Sanctuary at Redfish) 4th of July Parade (Grayton Beach) July 4, 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar Come Continue reading

Join the Food for Thought Food Drive and Spread Love to Local Students

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Join Newman-Dailey Resort Properties in Fighting Childhood Hunger by participating in the Food for Thought - Food Drive and earn a chance to win a FREE 3-day/2-night stay in a Destin vacation rental! The team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about serving our community and we think our guests and clients might like to join us in this effort. If you agree, we invite you to Vacation Forward and spread love to our community by supporting area students Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend in Destin, Florida – Honoring Heroes, Festive Events & Beach Time

Published on Friday, May 28, 2021

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, we’re delighted to welcome many traveling families to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. While we know you’ll want to spend lots of time soaking in the sun and enjoying the area’s pristine beaches, there are some great local events to honor our military heroes and enjoy live music and fun. Here are the highlights: Memorial Day Ceremony in Santa Rosa Beach (Monday, May 31) The historic Continue reading

Newly Renovated Jade East Condo in Destin Shines

Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

We’re delighted to share that the owners of Condo 120 at Jade East Towers have completed a full renovation of their three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, conveniently located on the first floor of Jade East in the heart of Destin, Florida. This blessed location means that you can be the first to reach the beach and put your toes in the sand each morning. Adorned with new outdoor furnishings, the beach-front balcony puts beach lovers near Continue reading

Plan a Destin Beach Vacation during Late Summer Value Season & Save

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

Trying to decide when to take your next beach vacation? Consider this “Insider Tip”, Destin vacation rental prices decrease 20-30% after August 9. As the summer begins to wind down and students begin to return to school, availability for the best Destin vacation rentals improves, and rates decline as part of our Late Summer Value Season . This is the time of year to get a deal on a luxury vacation rental home or enjoy big savings on a one Continue reading

Concerts in the Village Continues through June

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

We are so excited to be welcoming back LIVE music. One of our favorite local traditions is Concerts in the Village each spring/summer season. Hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Village (next to Home Depot on Commons Drive), the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings in a variety of talented musicians and bands for Thursday night concerts at sunset on the green. The large open-air venue allows for social distancing and provides a vibrant setting for musicians... Continue reading

Destin’s New Adventure Packs Help Families Create the Best Beach Vacation Ever

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

After last year, we know families are ready to have the best beach vacation ever! Luckily, our friends at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau have made it easy to find adventures for your family when visiting the Destin area. In addition to all the great activities and watersports that Destin offers, the team has created “ Adventure Packs ” which pair some of the area’s best local restaurants with the Continue reading

Best Yoga in Destin

Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

While the beach has naturally calming qualities, sometimes it’s nice to reach a deeper level of calm and relaxation. For those seeking the best yoga classes in the Destin area both in-studio and on the beach, we’ve gather our staff’s top picks for Yoga in Destin. We’ve divided our list by coastal community (west to east) to help you find the yoga experience that closest to your vacation rental home or simply try them all. We Continue reading

Late Spring Savings on South Walton and Destin Vacation Rentals

Published on Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring is in the air and the beach is calling. Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the beach, and for families who are flexible with their travel plans, plan a late spring getaway and save 10% of the standard rate.  Late spring is a sweet spot along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. With comfortable daytime temperatures, fewer crowds, and fun local events, it's easy to see why locals love late spring.  Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Launches Flights from Destin Fort-Walton Beach Airport for Destin Vacations

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Southwest Airlines® is now offering direct flights to the Destin-Fort-Walton Beach Airport. Southwest Airlines travelers will now be able to fly into Valpariso (VPS) just 30 minutes from downtown Destin. Flights begin May 2021 for late spring and summer beach travel to  Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport  (VPS). The initial flight schedule has launched and is now available for purchase on  Southwest.com. DESTIN/FT. WALTON Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Happy Hours Provide Creative Cocktail Ideas for Destin Vacations

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021

At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of stepping out on the deck and enjoying the coastal breeze and sounds of the surf while we made some of Continue reading

New Addition! Jade East Condo 830 Joins Our Collection of Premier Destin Condos

Published on Friday, February 12, 2021

New Addition! We’re excited to welcome Jade East Condo 830 to our collection of luxury condos at Jade East Towers in Destin, Florida. Jade East’s incredible Gulf-front location in the heart of Destin is just the beginning of this Destin condo’s charm. Staying in Jade East 830 feels like a warm breeze on a summer day at the beach. The updated décor infuses crisp whites with soothing pale blues that complement the vibrant blues Continue reading

Best Things to Do for Spring Break in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Destin, Florida is one of the most popular spring break destinations for families with children and teens. Destin’s soft white sand beaches and emerald green waters provide a playground for all ages in an expansive outdoor setting. Beyond the beach, there are a variety of activities and experiences that will allow everyone in your group to have fun! In addition, when you stay with Newman-Dailey, you'll enjoy FREE activities with each day Continue reading

Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson Honored as the Top Destin Real Estate Producers of 2020

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties awarded Real Estate Agents Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson as the 2020 Top Producers of the Year. Diane Green was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2020 and Shannyn Stevenson earned Top Listing Agent for 2020. After earning top accolades in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, Heather Green consistently demonstrates she is among the best real estate agents serving 30-A, Miramar Beach, and Destin area. Green Continue reading

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Destin

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The most romantic day of the year is approaching and we thought it was the perfect time to share our list of the most romantic things to in Destin, Florida to help our guests create a romantic Destin vacation. These ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a romantic escape any time of the year.  Plan a stay during February and enjoy $25 off per night up to 4 nights (up to $100 savings). Click here for details.  Sunset on the beach Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Fall/Winter 2020

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

While 2020 was a tough year, we were able to celebrate the silver linings with our guests through our fourth My Beach Memories photo contest. We’ve been accepting submissions from August 2020 through December 29, 2020 of our guests’ favorite beach vacation memories and we’re excited to announce the winners! From stories of COVID-blessings and first visits to the beach to weddings and favorite activities, our hearts were warmed sharing Continue reading

Coastal New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms, this is a great time to start healthy habits for the New Year. We’ve all made resolutions in year’s past that don’t always come to fruition so this year, we’ve created a list of resolutions for your next Destin vacation that we think will bring you joy and jump start a healthier happier you. Try Something New on Your Next Visit to Destin If you are a foodie, it could Continue reading

Top 10 Destin Vacation Memories of 2020

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021

As we reflect on 2020, we enjoy finding the silver lining on an otherwise tragic year. Through our “My Beach Memories Photo Contest” stories, we had the joy of sharing many special memories with our guests. We think that coming to the beach with your family and friends provides a much needed, safe escape to enjoy a change of scenery and to relax and reconnect.  The following are priceless stories of each family’s 2020 memories Continue reading

New Vacation Rental Option at Jade East Towers in Destin

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The newest addition to our collection of premier Destin condominiums is Destin Condo 1230 at Jade East Towers . The calming blue hues beautifully complement the Gulf of Mexico, which can be seen through the floor to ceiling windows that lead to the private balcony. Guests rave about watching the sunset from the private balcony, entertaining in the fully-stocked kitchen, and lounging in the master suite, which features spectacular views of the Gulf. Continue reading

The Early Bird Gets the Best Rentals

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Say goodbye to 2020, and start planning to make 2021 fun! Now is the time to book your 2021 Destin vacation! Book early and get the best rate and the best rental!  Check out our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums , including our new and upgraded rentals , and secure yours today. The early bird gets the worm and the best vacation rental! Book before December 31st to take advantage of our Peace of Mind  Continue reading

Christmas on the Coast 2020

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020

While this year has been anything but normal, we’re not going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays along the Emerald Coast. For those considering a holiday getaway to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities to celebrate while staying safe. Here are our top festive holiday events for 2020: Jolly Jubilee 2020 at Destin Commons A series of holiday happenings will take Continue reading

End the year with a blast! Top 5 Reasons to Pop into 2021 in Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020

The year 2020 has proven challenging and many are ready to pop into 2021. For those who are healthy and able to travel, here are our top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year in Destin, Florida. 1.        Enjoy a change of scenery while staying in a safe, sanitized Destin vacation rental home or condominium. It’s a fun safe place to gather your crew and ring in the New Year in style. (Bonus! When you stay in a Newman-Dailey vacation Continue reading

Book Your Destin Vacation for 2021 Now and Save

Published on Friday, December 4, 2020

Our team has been welcoming guests to the beach for more than 35 years and we know that the newest properties and those closest to the beach book first. Therefore, we encourage our guests to book early to enjoy the best selection at the best rate. As an added bonus, we're offering our guests Peace of Mind knowing their vacation is booked at the best rate with our special 10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more for stays between Jan 1 through October Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 - South Walton & Destin Dine In & Carry Out

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Thanksgiving holiday is always better at the beach. If you're in South Walton and Destin, Florida for Thanksgiving with friends and family, there are plenty of dine-in and to-go options for your Thanksgiving feast. Here is a list of some of the options for your Thanksgiving meal: Thanksgiving Day To-Go / Catering Options: Nov. 25 - 26: Blue Mountain Bakery: 25th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 26th: 8 – 11 a.m. Relax this Thanksgiving and leave the work Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Honored as the #1 Fundraising Team for Food For Thought's Stock the Pantry

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020

We are blessed to live and work in one of the most beautiful and friendly destinations in the U.S. and to show our gratitude the team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about giving back to the local community. Food for Thought plays a critical role in fighting hunger and food insecurity among students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. One of their leading events each year is Stock the Pantry, which was held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic. While Continue reading

Best Things to Do in Destin for the Holidays

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020

While 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected, the team at Newman-Dailey knows that annual traditions provide comfort in the midst of chaos. Therefore, we've gathered some of our favorite things to do in Destin for the holidays that have become annual holiday traditions for many. The team at Newman-Dailey wants to help keep your traditions alive and maybe even start some new ones. Our private, vacation rental homes and condominiums provide a safe... Continue reading

5 Reasons to School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Is your family one of the many that now have a virtual classroom and school from home? If so, consider providing your student with a change of scenery and School from the Beach. Here are 5 great reasons to bring your virtual classroom to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida: Edu-tainment Field Trips Combining education and fun, Destin is home to many attractions and activities that are fun and great for hands-on learning. From Gator Beach Continue reading

Take a Field Trip to Gator Beach When You School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020

When your kids school from the beach, there are lots of fantastic edutainment venues that combine learning and fun. One of our favorites is Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s in Destin . This FREE attraction features more than 100 alligators, including hatchlings, juveniles, and the famed, Ms. Pearl, an albino alligator. Here are some of the highlights you’ll enjoy when you take a break from your virtual textbooks and take a field trip to Gator Continue reading

Jade East Towers - The Best Destin Condos to Work from the Beach

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Working remotely from a vacation rental home at the beach has many potential benefits, ranging from mental and physical health to enhanced creativity and efficiency. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies workplace psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. She told NPR, "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental... Continue reading

We're Open - Bye Bye Sally, Welcome Sun!

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Our offices have re-opened and we're ready to welcome you back to the beach.  While Sally brought us more rain than we needed and there is still flooding in low lying areas, we're blessed that our beaches and properties fared well in spite of the high surf and strong winds.  If you are scheduled to arrive today or this weekend, we look forward to welcoming you back to the beach. A few of our homes have some water damage so if your rental Continue reading

6 Reasons to Work from the Beach

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020

With more companies directing staff to work from home while we wait out COVID-19, we know where you’d rather be—working from the beach! In fact, if you have to work you might as well do it in a place where you’re happiest. And for many, their happy place is at the beach. Here are our top 6 reasons to work from the beach this year: When You Participate in Zoom Meetings, You Win for the Best Live Background Zoom meetings have become Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2020

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020

We had so much fun seeing our guests’ memories that we launched our third My Beach Memories photo contest last fall. We’ve been accepting submissions of your favorite moments from your beach vacation from October 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 and we finally have our winners! Sharing in your special moments from baby's first steps and family traditions to sunsets and wedding proposals, our hearts have been warmed and our optimism renewed. We Continue reading

Best Destin Activity For Social Distancing – Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Gulf of Mexico

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020

Yes, there are a variety of things to do in Destin that allow for social distancing and our top choice is stand up paddleboarding in the Gulf of Mexico. This fun activity allows you to distance yourself from others yet still bring friends and family along to experience an exciting day on the water.   The Gulf of Mexico is especially fun for Stand Up Paddle Boarding because the water is frequently crystal clear, allowing you to see down into the Continue reading

Celebrations Are Not Canceled in Destin, FL -- Families are Celebrating Safely at the Beach

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

While Corona Virus may have forced us to adopt new norms, 2020 celebrations are not canceled. In fact now more than ever, it is comforting to come together with loved ones and celebrate. The team at Newman-Dailey is ready to help you celebrate that special occasion. Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, a birthday, baby’s first step, a graduation or holiday gathering, our spacious Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums provide Continue reading

Real Estate Sales Rebound Along the Emerald Coast This Summer

Published on Monday, July 6, 2020

With a minor slowdown in sales during the months of March and April due to COVID-19, May and June have really packed a punch.  Interest rates are amazingly low and investors are seizing the opportunity to own a slice of paradise along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Developers are continuing to build new homes and condos, while owners are remodeling their properties.  There is a lot of activity in the Destin, Miramar Beach and 30A real estate... Continue reading

Jade East Towers 240 – One of the Most Colorful Beach-front Condos in Destin

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tired of being stuck at home and starring at the same four walls? Sounds like it’s time to break free to the beach for a stay in a Jade East Gulf-front condominium. Located in the heart of Destin across from Big Kahuana’s Waterpark, Jade East Tower’s premier location makes it the perfect home away from home for families craving beach time at a safe drive-to vacation destination. For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re featuring Continue reading

Do I need Title Insurance when I purchase real estate in Destin?

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020

Our Real Estate Agent, Carolyn DiFebo , tackled one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to buying real estate in Destin, Florida. Do you really need Title Insurance when purchasing an investment property or second home? Here's what you should know:  Title insurance has been around for more than 125 years to protect homeowners.  A home (real estate) is the largest asset (investment) you will own and it should be protected. Continue reading

Want to Enjoy Beach Time and Keep Your Family Safe? Break Free to Destin to Save & Stay Safely

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Our beaches are open and more beautiful than ever! Follow our Instagram Page for "Dailey Views." While social distancing requirements are in place for everyone's safety, the area's 60+ miles of soft white sand beaches in South Walton and Destin, FL are open for your enjoyment. Florida vacation rentals are approved for in-state and out-of-state guests, and we’re excited to welcome our extended family of beach-lovers back to the beach! Private Continue reading

What You Need to Know about Direct Check-in for Newman-Dailey’s Destin Vacation Rentals

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020

As part of our new COVID-19 processes, Newman-Dailey is pleased to offer direct check-in for all of our South Walton and Destin vacation rentals (exception Silver Beach Towers guests must pick up a packet at Beachside Inn to enter property). We are committed to staff and guest safety so our main offices and lobbies remain closed at this time and guests may go directly to their vacation rental any time after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. Here&rsquo Continue reading

Celebrating American Craft Beer Week with Local Destin Brews

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020

It’s American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) and as part of the nationwide celebration of small and independent U.S. craft breweries, we’re celebrating by featuring a craft beer from three of our favorite local breweries in the Destin area. Join the celebration and support independent brewery businesses by giving and enjoying the gift of craft beer and next time you're enjoying a Destin vacation, consider trying one of these delicious local Continue reading

Top 7 Questions Answered about Buying a 30A or Destin Vacation Rental

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020

Our experienced team of Destin real estate agents is always ready and able to answer questions about buying and selling properties in Northwest Florida. To help answer your questions, Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Heather Sprigler has tackled some of the most frequently asked questions about buying a vacation rental at the beach. What should my budget be? This is a great question and should always be the first place to start when looking to purchase Continue reading

When Life Serves Lemons – Make A Lemon Drop Martini in Destin

Published on Friday, May 8, 2020

We know our extended family of staff, guests, owners, and clients are feeling the strain from COVID-19. If it feels like life is serving lemons, we recommend making a lemon drop martini! In fact, there are all kinds of delicious citrus delicacies that can be made out of lemons. Here are some of our favorite recipes for creating lemon treats at the beach. Drink: Lemon Drop Martini One of our favorite uses of lemon is in a cocktail. For today’ Continue reading

Meet the Chef: Jack McGuckin at Bijoux Shares his View

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Chef Jack McGuckin came to Northwest Florida from New Orleans in 2002, finding a home at Bijoux , a fine dining restaurant in Miramar Beach. At only 23 years old, he had no idea that 16 years later he would not only be executive chef of the award-winning restaurant but would also co-own it with his wife, Leslie, whom he met and fell in love with while working there. The beautifully designed Bijoux serves coastal French cuisine with a New Orleans Continue reading

Corona Virus Update - South Walton and Destin Beaches Re-Open May 1

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020

As promised, we want our “Dailey Insiders” to the be the first to know about South Walton and Destin beaches re-opening. We’re excited to celebrate the re-opening of South Walton and Destin beaches! Here are the details of the beach re-opening requirements to allow enjoyment of area beaches while keeping beachgoers healthy and safe.  South Walton Beaches The 26-miles of beaches in Walton County beaches have reopened with restrictions Continue reading

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Cleaning and Sanitization Process for Our Vacation Rentals

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cleanliness and safety are always a top priority at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. As such, our team has developed new practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID).  Our Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, Eddie Gray, former Vacation Rental Housekeeping Association Executive Housekeeping Professional of the Year, has been an industry leader Continue reading

Spicy Pineapple Cocktail Welcomes You to the Beach

Published on Friday, April 17, 2020

The pineapple is the perfect fruit to eat on a hot summer day. Even more, pineapples are also considered an expression of hospitality and symbol of “warm welcomes.”   It’s fitting that one of our favorite beach cocktails is the Spicy Pineapple. At Newman-Dailey, we celebrate Southern Hospitality and have been providing warm welcomes for more than 35 years. While we wait to welcome everyone back to the beach, we want to send sunshine and beach Continue reading

Fresh, Local Ingredients for Sunset Beach Cocktails in Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020

When you slow down long enough to breathe deep and stop rushing to the next appointment or next task, it is easier to make time for the details. One of the ways we love to slow down at the beach is to enjoy sunset happy hour. We are blessed with a wealth of local farmers and fisherman that reward us with the freshest seafood and produce available. As such, we enjoy infusing local ingredients to create the freshest beach cocktails.  This week, Continue reading

Be A Dailey Insider

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Our extended family of friends, guests and people who love the beach as much as we do spans the globe. As Destin locals, our team enjoys sharing our knowledge and insider tips with you.    For those who join the club and become a “Dailey Insider,” we’ll be sending monthly updates with the inside scoop on South  Walton and Destin’s beaches, the hottest local events and concerts as well as share travel deals and Continue reading

Best Mojitos along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Whether you’re planning a future trip to Destin or just day dreaming about relaxing along Destin’s white sandy shores, a Destin beach tradition is a sunset toast. At Newman-Dailey, we enjoy celebrating a “Dailey Happy Hour” and sunset toast whenever possible, and since we're all staying at home, we've decided to bring happy hour to you.    This week, we’re creating one of our favorite beach drinks, the strawberry mojito. As such Continue reading

COVID-19 Impacts on Your Property Investment and Mortgage

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the nation fights against COVID-19, many homeowners are uncertain as to how they will be making their next mortgage payment.  Many lenders are coming forward and providing some relief to property owners.  On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, President Trump ordered that foreclosures and evictions will be ceased for a period of 60 days in response to this pandemic.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have said that they will offer options for borrowers Continue reading

What to do now that our Spring Beach vacation is cancelled? Top 9 Ways to Bring the Beach Home.

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020

As we endure the current health crisis and all practice social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're all thinking of sunny days ahead. We know you're ready to pack your suitcases and get back to the beach!   So in the meantime, we wanted to help you virtually enjoy the beach at home. It is the sights, sounds and smells that can easily take you back to a place. So we thought it would be fun to share tips on how to bring Continue reading

Stay in one of the tallest buildings in Destin - Jade East Towers

Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Jade East Towers in Destin is currently in a three-way tie for tallest building in Destin, Florida.  Standing at approximately 229 feet and boast 19 floors, Jade East Condos is a focal point along the Emerald Coast. Each Gulf-front condominium has a private balcony that overlooks the beach and offers captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico. With prime amenities and luxurious accommodations, these condominium rentals are a perfect match for a Continue reading

What is there to do in Destin since Coronavirus?

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020

We know you need a change of scenery and don't want to miss taking your treasured Destin beach vacation this year. At Newman-Dailey guest and staff safety is our top priority. Therefore in addition to our enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols and new COVID-19 procedures, our team has created a list of things to do in Destin that allow for social distancing. Here are our top suggestions:  Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  This fun water Continue reading

Where can you go on vacation during Coronavirus?

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2020

  It is important to consult the CDC Travel Health Notices page for the latest travel advisories.   After experiencing social distancing and self-isolation, we know you'll be ready to  break free and enjoy life again. We think you'll be seeking destinations that provide open spaces, scenic beauty and a healthy lifestyle. These are the ingredients of a beach vacation along miles of soft white sand beaches on Northwest Florida Continue reading

Tips to "Be Local. Act Local." in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020

Our team is proud to be Destin locals and as such we want our extended family of friends and guests to feel like a local when they come to town. So in addition to sharing all the local Destin hotspots, we’re sharing another way to feel like a local and help us protect the beach and the endangered sea turtles that nest along our shores.  Therefore, we’ve identified 7 ways to Be Local and Act Local when you visit the beach:  Join Us in Removing Continue reading

Destin, FL Vacation Coronavirus Tips

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Updated September 1, 2022 We enjoy welcoming guests back to the beach, and the health and safety of our guests, clients, and staff remains a priority for the team at Newman-Dailey. Our clean, sanitized private vacation rentals are a safe option for taking a South Walton and Destin beach vacation. Newman-Dailey has instituted enhanced sanitization and cleaning practices and procedures for all of our vacation rentals, which includes an extended time Continue reading

Stay in Destin During the month of March and Save

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Spring is in the air and we're excited beach season is arriving!   There are many benefits to taking your beach vacation sooner than later including added savings, fewer crowds and more smiles. Beach service is returning as are all the great family programs, kids camps and spring events. Take your spring beach vacation during the month of March and take advantage of our Extra Happy special offer and save up to 15% off your stay of three Continue reading

Spend Easter at the Beach in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020

Springtime at the beach is a beautiful time of year. The mornings are cool and crisp as the sun rises in east over the Gulf of Mexico. Guests will relish spending days relaxing on Destin’s soft white sand beaches while waves wash away worries and make way for renewal and rebirth. PLAY:  Comfortable temperatures by day and cooler nights make springtime the perfect time of year for outdoor pursuits, including hiking the area’s state parks and state Continue reading

The Best Things to Do in Destin in March

Published on Friday, January 24, 2020

As Destin locals, we’ve learned the month of March is a sweet spot for taking a Destin vacation. As spring begins to bloom, Destin comes alive with events and activities. In March, temperatures are comfortable and ideal for outdoor pursuits. Comfortable temperatures in March make relaxing on the beach with the sun warming your skin while coastal breezes keep you cool simply dreamy. ( Click here for Destin water temperatures by month).   We polled Continue reading

Water Temperatures Each Month in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at our offices in Destin, Florida is “how cold/warm will the water be during my Destin vacation?” While water temperatures vary from year to year, the team at Surf-forecast.com has been tracking historical data for two decades out in Destin's open water. Daily temperature readings have been recorded and the average water temperature by season has been calculated from this data. By their calculations Continue reading

Enjoy a Sunset Toast - Newman-Dailey's Be Free Sunset Cocktail

Published on Friday, January 17, 2020

Our extended family of friends and guests as well as anyone who attends Best of the Emerald Coast event each year at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin knows that Newman-Dailey is renowned for our “Be Free Sunset Cocktail.” This refreshing cocktail is perfect for sunset toasts along Destin's soft white sand beaches. Therefore, we are sharing the recipe for this delicious coastal cocktail: Newman-Dailey’s Be Free Sunset Cocktail 1 part Continue reading

January Festivals & Events in the Destin Area

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020

Happy New Year! We’re excited to welcome 2020! As we kick off the year, our coastal community will be celebrating health/wellness, live music and productions of all kinds. Here's a round up of some of the most popular January events in South Walton and Destin, Florida. January 11: Beach & Brew on 30A to Host Healthy-Living January Event to Benefit Food For Thought 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m South Walton’s newest taproom, Beach & Brew on 30A, Continue reading

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