Don’t Miss Out on this Home for the Holidays!

Stay at Grande Villa in Destin

The Christmas countdown continues, with only 18 days left until the holiday! There has never been a better time to reserve your home for the holidays. Our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals still has some availability for vacation homes in Destin for Christmas! This week we’re bringing you Grande Villa, a six-bedroom vacation home with space for 22. It’s available through the end of December, whether you want a mid-month or Christmas getaway. Plus, Southern has just lowered the rates on this beautiful home. Scoop it up now and don’t miss out! Learn more and check availability here.Grande Villa

Three stories and a loft space make Grande Villa perfect for a large family vacation. When you aren’t lounging about in the living room enjoying a movie night or time with friends and family, relax on the screened-in porch overlooking the backyard. Just because it’s December doesn’t mean the weather isn’t mild here! For a fee, the private pool can be heated during your stay. The home also features a fully-equipped kitchen, outfitted with high-end appliances and a plethora of cookware for you to prepare everything from treats for a beach picnic to a full-course meal. 

Grande Villa also features two master bathroom suites on the third floor, both with private bathrooms containing whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers. From one bedroom, you’ll be able to enjoy views of the pool while the other offers views of the nearby Gulf. However, the best views come from the fourth-floor loft, featuring a Juliette balcony overlooking the community and beach.

Grande Villa

The home is located in the Frangista Beach neighborhood and you’ll be able to enjoy the community’s private pool and beach access during your stay. Grande Villa is also conveniently located in the heart of Destin near shopping, dining, entertainment and more!

Be sure to check out Southern’s other Destin, Florida vacation homes here. If you aren’t familiar with the area, Southern’s Gulf Coast Guide is the perfect way to plan your itinerary during your stay. They can help you find the best restaurants, shopping, fishing, and more in Destin.

We hope to see you at the beach during this holiday season!

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What’s Happening this Month?

December Events in Destin

The last month of the year is here, and an abundance of holiday events awaits! Adding a local event to your vacation or weekly fun is the best way to immerse yourself in the local community. From ice skating at Baytowne Wharf to lighted boat parades and everything in between, you’ll have no trouble finding something exciting to do. Read below for some of our favorite December events in Destin, Florida.

  • Baytowne on Ice – If you miss the winter magic an ice skating rink can bring or need another way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, then Baytowne on Ice is for you! The seasonal ice skating rink is open daily until February 2nd at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Destin. Hours for the rink vary by day, so visit or call 850.267.8184 for more information.
  • Destin Christmas Parade – From 10 AM – 12 PM, Destin’s 34th Annual Christmas Parade will fill the streets of Downtown Destin! This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Beach,” so it’s likely you’ll see a surfing Santa if you’re lucky! The parade begins at Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travels west down Harbor Blvd. to Stahlman Ave. Don’t miss out on this exciting community event!December Events in Destin
  • Holiday on the Harbor – Back for its 31st consecutive year, Holiday on the Harbor lights up the Destin waters with a lighted boat parade on December 10th. Santa Claus will pay HarborWalk Village’s main stage a visit from 12-4, followed by a special performance of The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Conservatory & Destin School of Music and Dance. Then, grab your hot chocolate and get ready to cozy up as the boat parade begins at 6 PM! As always, fireworks follow at 8 PM!
  • Santa Cause Pub Crawl – What is better than a pub crawl with a good cause? Join Santa Claus at HarborWalk Village on December 15th  at 6 PM for a pub crawl benefitting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Dress in your best (or worst!) holiday attire and get ready to enjoy some festive cheer. An Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest takes place on the main stage at 9 PM.

Don’t sweat – there’s still time to book your Christmas vacation at the beach! Our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals have a variety of Destin vacation homes and condos for every size family. Find your happy place this holiday season at The Beach is Our Happy Place, a five-bedroom Destin vacation home with room for 16. It’s perfect for larger families. This home sits tucked back on Scenic Highway 98 in the Maravilla community, offering exciting amenities and nearby beach access. Don’t miss out!

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Home for the Holidays…

Aqua Sound in Destin

Christmas is just 25 days away, so if you haven’t started planning for your beach getaway there’s never been a more perfect time! Whether you’re a local looking for a staycation or traveling from out of town, our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals still have availability for Destin vacation homes all throughout December. Take some time to celebrate with friends and family before Christmas or plan a family gathering just in time for the holidays.Aqua Sound in Destin

For your vacation inspiration, check out Aqua Sound in Destin. With four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, Aqua Sound comfortably accommodates 12 guests. Our favorite feature of this home is its location right on the beach, and we think you’ll love seeing those stunning views as much as we do! As an added bonus, Gulf front views are available in every bedroom, visible through floor-to-ceiling windows.

The first floor is like its own private home, with spacious seating and cozy accommodations. If there are children traveling in your group, they’ll want to claim this downstairs spot immediately. The second floor hosts the living room, dining area, and a beautifully decorated kitchen. You’ll love entertaining for the holidays in this open concept floor plan. Can’t you picture Christmas lights twinkling in the corner with the Gulf in the background? A large bedroom with second-floor balcony access and a private bathroom are also located on this floor.

The master suite is located up on the third floor and invites you to relax as you soak up some sunshine on the balcony. In the master bathroom, you’ll find a spacious double vanity with plenty of “his and hers space” along with a walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom connects to a Juliette balcony overlooking the Destin Pointe community.

Aqua Sound in Destin

Speaking of the Destin Pointe community, be sure to take advantage of all the exciting community amenities offered during your stay. This includes a community pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and barbecue grills. And of course, who could forget access directly to our famous sugar white sands? 

To learn more about Aqua Sound in Destin, including available dates, visit here.


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