Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

Just because summer is over doesn't mean that our beaches are closed!  Far from it.  Daytime temps are still hovering around 80 and the best part is that the beaches are not crowded as they are during peak tourist season.

Our vacation rental rates are discounted from October through December.  You can get some great accommodation deals as well as golf, fishing, water sports and many restaurants offer fall specials.

Some of our favorite restaurants include:
Cuvee Bistro on Emerald Coast Parkway in the heart of Destin. Open Table gives this one four stars!  You can read some of the reviews here.

Photo: Chef Tim Creehan
Tommy Bahama's at Grand Boulevard.  The crab bisque will bring tears to your eyes and a smile on your face.  The blackened fish tacos are awesome and don't forget their signature desserts!
If you're in the mood for some down-home seafood, you will want to try  Louisiana Lagniappe.  It's a perennial favorite with locals as well as tourists who visit year after year.  The seafood is always fresh and beautifully prepared.  Their hush puppy appetizers are divine! Be sure to arrive in time to watch the sunset on the Destin Harbor from their deck.

Photo:  Louisiana Lagniappe
If you're in the mood for Italian food you simply can't miss La Famiglia near the harbor in Destin!  Truly authentic Italian food at its finest.  The warm, casual ambiance and the delightful aromas wafting from the kitchen will welcome you the minute you walk in the door. Your taste buds will be delighted with every course.  Come hungry!

Photo:  LaFamiglia

Come on down for some autumnal beach time.  We're saving a seat for you!

Barefoot By The Sea Vacations in Destin, Florida
Phone: 850.543.9239

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kite Flyers on the Destin Harbor

There's always a celebration going on in Destin!
This weekend it was the professional kite flyers on Norriego Point.

There were sharks, jelly fish, and other marine life 
flying all over the Destin Harbor.
They offered kite flying lessons and demonstrations 
plus free kite making for kids.

And if that wasn't enough excitement, there was a YOLO 
(You Only Live Once - stand up boarding) board race.
 Kitty Hawk Kites at HarborWalk Village in Destin sponsored the event.

Our next BIG celebration is the Destin Fishing Rodeo 
the entire month of October!
It's HUGE!

Autumn is incredible on the Emerald Coast!

Come on down, we're saving a seat for you!

Barefoot By The Sea Vacations
Click here to see our vacation rentals.
Call 850.543.9239 for rates & availability

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ariel Dunes our newest beach vacation rental in Destin, FL

Amenities galore at our Ariel Dunes II Resort in Destin, FL.
 This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo (approx. 1200 sq. ft.) sits in the 
Seascape Golf Resort with a championship 18-hole golf course, 
eight tennis courts & access to 2,000 feet of snow white sand 
and emerald green waters.

Our fitness center with free weights, tread mills, elliptical trainers and more.
  Steam room and sauna located in the fitness center.


There are two huge pools with over 11,000 sq. ft. of water 
and large sundecks to soak up some rays.

This unit has 9 ft ceilings, granite countertops &  breathtaking views 
of the Gulf of Mexico & Choctawhatchee Bay.  

You'll enjoy the short stroll to the beach. 


Dining Area

Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave & appliances.
Washer & dryer in the unit.  High speed internet service.

 Ariel Dunes II has sweeping coastline views of the Gulf of Mexico
and sugar white Destin beaches.

Living room

Master bedroom with bath.  Sliders to oversize balcony.

Second bedroom with bath

Onsite restaurant, coffee bar and lounge.

Located at Miramar Beach in the heart of Destin.
Near great shopping and fabulous restaurants.

for rates & availability or give us a call  at 850.543.9239

We're saving a seat for you!

SUMMERTIME in Destin, Florida!

...........and the livin' is easy.

Need to feel sugar soft sand between your toes,
hear the gentle surf lap at the shore,
feel the warm gulf breeze fresh off the ocean?

Destin is shining and ready for our summertime visitors.

 Water sports

Be sure to save a day to take the kids to Big Kahuna's Waterpark

Enjoy incredible views from The Lucky Snapper

and a night to explore HarborWalk Village on the 
beautiful Destin Harbor.

We're saving a seat for you!
Call us at 850.543.9239 or email us soon to reserve your condo!

 See you at the beach!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Steals and Deals in Destin!

Have you always dreamed of owing a condo in Destin, Florida?

Now may be the time to buy property while 
the prices and interest rates are still low.

This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath right on the Destin is for sale at only $250K!

This is a small complex with only 20 units.  Five units are right on the Destin Harbor and don't come on the market very often.

Walk out your back door, step off your patio and you're on your boat dock.

This is an open floor plan with water views everywhere!

This condo comes fully furnished.

Master bedroom with king size bed

Master bath

The entire unit has been freshly painted and has new carpet & fixtures.

Guest bedroom with bathroom

Guest room with walk in closet

Catch trout right off the end of the pier

Channel out to East Pass and into the Gulf of Mexico

Peaceful and relaxing setting

Oversize deck with plenty of room for a grills

This complex is mostly private residences and second homes.

This complex is on Gulf Shores Drive just coming onto Holiday Isle in Destin.

 For more information give me a call at
850.543.9239 or email me at barefootdella@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Springtime is always exciting here at the beach.  

Our sugar white beaches and the Destin Harbor are filled with beach goers and boaters.  This year we are especially eager to get out in the warm sunshine after an unusually cool winter.

We are giddy with joy and couldn't wait to trade our boots & sweaters for flip flops, tshirts & shorts!

There is so much going on here for spring and summer this year, starting with Spring Break from March through April - with Mardi Gras, St. Paddy's Day and Easter sprinkled in.

Photo: YOLO.com
 Last year the Easter Bunny arrived on his YOLO board!
  (YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE - read the YOLO story here)
He's even been known to take a spring break himself and ride the waves.

There are plenty of bikes for daily rentals.

Great March rates at Ariel Dunes II 
 Two bedrooms, 2 baths at only $150/night. 

Phone:  850.543.9239
Email:  barefootdella@gmail.com
We're saving a seat for you!