Thursday, December 17, 2009

Barefoot By The Sea in Destin Florida LLC: Barefoot By The Sea is a great place to celebrate the Holidays!

Barefoot By The Sea in Destin Florida LLC: Barefoot By The Sea is a great place to celebrate the Holidays!

Barefoot By The Sea is a great place to celebrate the Holidays!

We always have a white Christmas here on the beach in Destin, Florida!
Our sugar white beaches look just like it snowed again last night.
December Special:
Weekend at Ariel Dunes II for under $400. What a great gift!
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas comes to Destin!

Christmas at Destin Commons
The holiday season kicks off as Santa arrives at Destin Commons at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 — not on his sleigh, but on a fire truck accompanied by a police escort into Center Plaza.
Professional Broadway actors decked out in holiday costumes as Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Aladdin, present “Dreams Come True: A Fairy Tale Christmas,” a song and dance show. The show ends with Santa magically lighting the 50-foot Christmas tree.
Once again, the holiday d├ęcor at Destin Commons reflects a Norman Rockwell theme throughout. The Rockwell exhibit is in front of the center between Panera Bread and Talbots.
America’s favorite artist, Norman Rockwell is well-known for his American Christmas tradition with his nostalgic art on the covers of “The Saturday Evening Post” magazines from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.
Santa will take up residence in his Santa Station by the exhibit and children are welcome to visit and have professional photos taken.
Station hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Dec. 14-18; 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays, 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 21-23; 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24.
Holiday Nights and Lights shows will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Center Plaza. Participating will be:
Dec. 3: The Village Choir
Dec. 8: NWF State College Soundsations Show Choir
Dec. 10: Dance Elite
Dec. 15: Pyramid Players Group
Dec. 17: Northwest Florida Youth Chorus

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AUTUMN IS AWESOME at the beach in Destin, Florida

Our sugar white beaches and emerald green waters are the primary tourist attraction, but many visitors come to Destin for fishing and boating.

Known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village", the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the State of Florida docks at the Destin Harbor.

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Give us a call at 850.543.9239 for rates and availability.

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. The tournament continues from October 1st through October 31st. The Rodeo is free to angler's fishing aboard a registered boat in the Rodeo & is open to private and charter boats. Weigh-ins are everyday on the docks at A.J.'s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

There is free entry for Pier, Bridge, Jetty & Surf Fishing. Over 30,000 fishermen compete throughout the month of October with over $100,000 awarded in cash and prizes. There are daily, weekly and overall prizes with divisions in Junior, Teen, Ladies and Seniors. Virtually every gamefish is recognized with awards during the Rodeo. Whether you're trolling inshore for King Mackerel, offshore for Marlin and Sailfish, or fishing the deep bottoms for Red Snapper and Grouper, you'll be in the running for prizes.

The City of Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the 7th century A.D. Spanish explorers surveyed Florida in 1538. Don Francisco Tapia was commissioned to survey the Florida coast and in 1693, drew the first known map of East Pass and its shores.

Destin traces its immediate history to a fisherman, Captain Leonard Destin, who moved here from New London, Connecticut, and settled in Northwest Florida in about 1845. Captain Destin pioneered the fishing industry and Destin has maintained this heritage to the present.

The City of Destin was originally chartered as a municipality under the laws of the State of Florida in 1984. However, the community of Destin, in existence for more than one hundred and fifty years, has a long history as a fishing village and premier resort destination.

In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and watersports, including diving and snorkeling. The 100 Fathom curve draws closer to Destin than any other spot in Florida providing the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

AUTUMN IS AWESOME at the beach in Destin, Florida

Destin is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the state of Florida. Don't miss an October fishing trip!

Our visitors say Autumn is the best time to visit Destin. We reduce our rates in October, November & December. The weather is usually perfect for a day at the beach.

Did I mention golf? So many golf courses to choose from!
Email me for a list of golf course phone numbers.

Visit our website for photos & descriptions of all our units. or email us at
Phone: 850.543.9239 to check availability & get off-season rates.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Warm Autumn Beach Vacation in Destin, Florida

Ariel Dunes II Resort in Destin, Florida

Give us a call for rates and availability.

See photos & descriptions for all our Destin vacation rentals.


Short stroll to sugar white beaches......

Lobby and entrance to gym, sauna & steam room...
Three huge pools just outside.

Dining area

Master bedroom

Master bedroom with awesome views of the Gulf of Mexico.


Dining area

Dream of owning property at the beach?
This unit is for sale! Call for details.
Ariel Dunes II unit #707 is our newest vacation rental is located in the Seascape Golf Resort.

Visit our website for other condo or beach house rentals in Destin.

Destin Seafood Festival Golf Classic coming in September! Don't miss it!

The Destin Seafood Festival Golf Classic starting September 11 & 12, 2009 is Northwest Florida Gulf Coast's premier amateur golf tournament. The tournament is a two-person-team, best ball format at Indian Bayou, Destin’s original course. Two-person teams are $550, and includes two days of tournament play, as well as one practice round, breakfast and lunch each day, and a cocktail party before the event.

The tournament will be flighted at the completion of Friday’s play. Saturday tee times will be assigned after flighting. Prizes will be awarded in all flights.

This tournament will begin the celebration of the 31st Annual Destin Seafood Festival, set for Oct. 2-4, on the Destin harbor.

Please click here to download tournament sponsorship opportunities or contact Director of Events Risa Garner at (850) 837-2711 x2 or for more information.

Friday, July 3, 2009

SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS EASY.......Celebrating Summer in Destin,Florida

The ultimate attraction of Destin is the incredible sugar white beaches and crystal clear, emerald-turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico creating a magical, memory making vacation spot. Our shores are dotted with lush tropical palms fanned by gentle gulf breezes.

Our beaches are ranked by national publications as among the best and most beautiful beaches in the world!

From a sleepy little fishing village, Destin has become the crown jewel of the Emerald Coast.

There are endless water sports available including world class fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, themed water parks for the kids, parasailing, waver runners,Dolphin Cruises with glass bottom boats (our dolphins are year round residents - they don't migrate), sailing charters, kayaking and all other types of boating.

Need a beach vacation rental in Destin, Florida?
We can help!
or call 850.543.9239

It's not too late to reserve your memory-making vacation.

Come dip your toes in the warm crystal clear Gulf waters.

Whether you are looking for a beach condo or cottage we
can help with your accommodations.

If you have not been to Destin, Florida you are in for a
real treat!
or call 850.543.9239

Friday, June 12, 2009

BEST BUY! Beautiful condo for sale in Destin, Florida ~ Rental ready ~ Decorator furnished ~ Our newest condo Ariel Dunes II #707

Completed in 2007.

24 story high rise condos in the Seascape Resort complex,
nearby shopping, and just a shell's toss to incredible
sugar white Gulf beaches.

Three huge pools, sauna, fully equipped gym and a steam room.

Best buy at Ariel Dunes II - Fully furnished.
Thousands under preconstruction prices! Only $329K

Visit our website at for more photos and details.
Email us at or call 850.543.9239 for more information.

2 bedroom 2 full baths, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops.
King bedroom with private master bath with Jacuzzi tub, queen in guest room.
Laundry room with washer/dryer in unit.

Oversized balcony with incredible beach & coastline views.

Fully equipped kitchen

All linens furnished

Don't miss this opportunity!
Phone: 850.543.9239

Fabulous views!

Master bedroom

Guest room

Short walk to beach

On site restaurant, coffee bar, lounge

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun in the sun! Most Beautiful Beaches! Destin, Florida

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Phone: 850.543.9239

Pick your color..... we'll save this seat

Relax with the sand between your toes..........

Need a condo or beach cottage?

Phone: 850.543.9239

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fishing in Destin, Florida - Catch of the Day......

Destin, Florida has long been called the 'World's Luckiest
Fishing Village'.

Watching the fishing charter boats bring in the catch of the day
today we agree.

There were ice chests brimming with red snapper & grouper.

Some local restaurants will even cook your fish for dinner!

Give us a call if you need a beach cottage or condo.
phone: 850.543.9239

This is no fish story! We saw these with our own eyes!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


More than one hundred fishing boats, dive boats, and tour boats came to receive the Blessing. Boat captains and crew members, families, friends and visitors gathered together for the annual celebration. Hundreds of participants followed the procession to the docks as each boat passed in its turn to receive a prayer asking the blessings of God on its captain and crew.

Despite windy and rainy conditions, The 52nd annual Blessing of the Fleet sailed on along the docks of the Destin Harbor on Thursday afternoon.

The past, present and future of Destin are tied to the sea. Her fishing industry is an integral part of the the fabric of northwest Florida history. The fishermen formed the backbone of early Destin. They and their families also shared their faith as members of Destin’s churches. On May 15, 1958, Ascension Day on the Church calendar, an Episcopal minister named William P. Erwin, of St. Andrew’s by the Sea Church, held a worship service asking God to bless those who made their living on the water. This Blessing of the Fleet has grown to become one of Destin’s annual celebrations and the only one of its kind between Biloxi, Mississippi and Tarpon Springs, Florida.

“Our purpose in blessing the boats was that the boats, as tools by which the people work for their living and serve others may be consecrated as worthy objects used according to God’s will; that the Lord will bless the labors of those who work the boats and prosper them; and that God will keep in safety all who come aboard.” was Rev. Erwin's words to the crowd. Those reasons still stand.

Come explore Old Destin. We have vacation rental condos and beach homes.
For more information and photos visit our website at : or email us at or give us at call at 850.543.9239.
Some of our units are pet friendly!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fun in the sun ~ Most beautiful beaches Destin, Florida

We're saving a seat for you.

FREE! sugar white beach & emerald green water at Ariel Dunes II #707 - Destin, Florida

Free 1 night stay when you rent for 6 nights after August 15 at Ariel Dunes II #707.

Our beaches........

After August 15,2009 mention this blog and get 1 night free when you rent this unit for 6 nights.

Ariel Dunes is the newest addition to our Destin vacation rentals.
This condo is located on Seascape Resort and offers a variety of
amenities and activities for your vacation.

Located on the seventh floor, this Destin vacation rental offers two
bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining
room, a washer & dryer, free wireless internet, and a private balcony
with awesome views of the Gulf of Mexico.
See photos and description on our website at: Click on Ariel Dunes button.

Give us a call at 850.543.9239 or email at for
current rates and availability.

Lobby of condominium

For those who are interested in maintaining their healthy
life style, Ariel Dunes II offers over 11,000 square feet of pool
area that includes a large zero entry pool, a heated pool,
sauna, steam room, fitness room, tennis courts, beach service
and a 18-hole Championship Golf course.

Destin palm trees.......

Enjoy dining at onsite restaurant or at The Whales Tale restaurant which
is located directly on the beach and is conveniently located just a short
stroll away from Ariel Dunes

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Call for current rates and availability: 850.543.9239


Now taking reservations for Summertime Fun!

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