Spiaggia in Destin

SPIAGGIA-ExtAre you looking for the beautiful beach home in Destin? Spiaggia is definitely the home for you! It is a luxury home located right on the beach, and is perfect for a family vacation.

Spiaggia is nestled in the gated community of Destiny by the Sea where there is a community pool and hot tub within walking distance from the home, as well as other luxurious amenities. Spiaggia is able to accommodate up to seventeen people by offering seven bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The house comes with a fully equipped kitchen on the first and second floor, as well as a private gas grill. Both of the kitchens offer a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico for you to enjoy when cooking a delicious meal. TVs in every room, an outdoor shower and wet bar are a few other property features that help make this house special.

SPIAGGIA-Balc2Spiaggia offers a private balcony for you to relax and watch the sunset, or enjoy some quiet time in the sun listening to the waves cascade to shore. The house also has free WiFi available if you need to check on work while on vacation.

One of the most useful features of the house is the complimentary beach service and private walkway. There will be beach chairs waiting for you upon arrival and there is no stress about traveling to the beach, because it is in your backyard!

Spiaggia is waiting for you, and is available this August, as well as Labor Day weekend! Call now to book this beautiful vacation home in Destin.

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Travel Tips for Your Destin Vacation

We think there’s no better vacation than a visit to Destin, Florida. To help get your trip off to a great start, here are some of our top Destin travel tips: b1c9c0e0-7341-47cf-8ad7-d617cb783df6

  1. Pack a vacation prep kit.  If you have ever been to the Destin Publix or Walmart on a summer weekend, you know those stores are madhouses. To avoid the long lines, take everything you will need, at least for the first few days, in your vacation prep kit. I keep a beach tote in my pantry filled with the basic necessities. Some examples of things to bring from home: laundry soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, bath soap, napkins, paper plates, salt & pepper, cooking spices, reusable last storage containers, chip clips, coffee, tea, sugar, & coffee filters. Some of these items are provided by rental companies, but if you are staying for a week and/or traveling with a larger group, extras are always needed. 
  2. Keep a master packing list. Thankfully, there are now apps that can help you with packing list reminders. You can also go old-school and create a reusable list which reminds you to pack the sunglasses, sunscreen, chargers, etc. Don’t forget to bring a beach towel for each person on the trip. I also always pack a sharpie and sticky notes – perfect for leaving notes during the week.
  3. Plan breakfast & lunch for the first few days. Freeze lunch meat, cheese, and milk, then throw in a cooler just before you leave home. If your journey is more than 8 hours, I would recommend grabbing these items at a grocery store before you get into town. Add some boxes of cereal, bread, and snacks and you can get through the first few days without facing the long grocery store lines.
  4. Even better, arrange to have your groceries delivered. It’s well worth it to subscribe to Shipt, an app-based service that began serving the gulf coast in March. Through the Shipt app, members create grocery lists, choose a one-hour delivery window, and pay for the order via credit card. A Shipt delivery person then picks up the order at the nearest Publix and delivers the groceries to the address submitted. If you are a subscriber in your hometown, you can switch your location to your vacation address. For a detailed map of the gulf coast coverage area visit shipt.comIf you want more than groceries, such as three pounds of shrimp from Sexton Seafood Market, we recommend Be My Shopper. They will not only shop for your groceries, Be My Shoppers will unload your items and have them waiting for you in your rental property before you arrive. (Shoppers cannot deliver alcohol.)
  5. Schedule dinner early or late. We have some incredible restaurants in Destin. If you can avoid the 6:00-8:00 p.m. main dinner hour, this can help shorten your restaurant wait times and traffic headaches. Several Destin restaurants are now accepting reservations through the OpenTable app.13413635_10153614708444149_5562644463107502276_n
  6. Seek out restaurants that truly serve fresh Gulf seafood. Destin is the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village with beautiful catches coming in to the docks daily. A list of restaurants that serve fresh seafood is now available from our iLoveDestin partner, Harbor Docks. (Harbor Docks photo: Caribbean jerk grilled amberjack with mango crabmeat slaw over a stone-ground grit cake – yum!)

Hope these tips help to get your Destin vacation off to a great start!

Kendra Veach

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Fish in Season the Month of July

Fishing BSWWhat is one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Destin? Fishing! Destin is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, and provides you with tons of opportunities to hop on a boat and see what you can catch! Before heading to the docks, here are what fish are in season during the month of July.

The Gulf has tons of different fish, but not all of them are available to catch and keep in July. Grouper, King Mackerel and Tuna are all in season this month and can be caught and kept for dinner. If you are interested in fishing in the Bay, Red Fish and Speckled Trout are the best fish to catch. One of Destin’s favorite fish, Red Snapper, was in season in June and the beginning of July, but their season has ended. Although, the other members of the Snapper family including black, mingo and white snapper, are all still available.

One fish our locals and visitors are always interested in catching is shark. Most people know that sharks tend to come closer to shore when it gets dark out to feed. Destin has never has an issue with sharks in our waters, but at night it can be fun to catch them. During July, certain types of sharks are open to catch and keep.

Sometimes it can be fun to take your family fishing in Destin just for the experience, and maybe a few pictures. Marlin, Sailfish, Tarpon and Amberjack are great options for catch and release because they are not in season during the month of July.

Fishing is always a fun thing to do in Destin. We encourage you to book a fishing charter and see which of these fish you can catch the most of.

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