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2016 Sales Tax Holidays!

Legislation was passed (Chapter 2016-220, Section 24, Laws of Florida) to create a 3-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2016, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item and on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. Make sure to visit these 7 Popular Hot Spots for Shopping this August along the Emerald Coast!

For more information, please refer to Rule 12AER16-01, Sales of Clothing and School Supplies During the Period August 5 through August 7, 2016.

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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5 Unique places to satisfy your sweet tooth while vacationing along 30A

Charlie’s Donut Truck Alys Beach
Want a quick and delicious breakfast by the beach? This truck’s got it! Handmade, fresh baked German-style donuts are prepared daily and brought to this casual Alys Beach location. Parked just outside the amphitheater, you’ll see lines forming for these rich donuts as early at 6:30am. They carry traditional flavors as well as a few creative ones like red velvet cake, and maple glazed with bacon sprinkles.

Location:  North side of Hwy 30A, Alys Beach

Blue Mountain Beach Creamery (Blue Mountain Beach)
Located on the corner of Hwy 83 and 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, this local ice cream shop makes its frozen yogurt onsite daily with real yogurt, no powders. They also offer delicious green tea smoothies and sweet velvety ice cream.

Location:  2129 S. Scenic Hwy 83, Blue Mountain Beach

Hibiscus Coffee House (Grayton Beach)
Just one block off of 30A, you’ll find this is the place to be for Sunday brunch, which includes mimosas and music while you sit in Adirondack chairs in their Backyard of Love. The antique Florida kitsch decor and vegan-friendly menu will have you feeling like you’ve stumbled into a yummy earth-day party. For all sweet tooth out there: try Waffle Wonderful – a toasted whole wheat waffle topped with chunky peanut butter, fresh fruit, nuts, coconut, and honey.

Location:  85 Defuniak St, Grayton Beach

Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudgeworks Seaside
Just across the street from the beach, this is the best place to satisfy your sweet tooth and grab a hunk of homemade fudge or cool off with a frozen yogurt. It’s a popular place, so there might be a line. But it’s definitely worth the wait.

Location:  121 Center Ave, Seaside

La Crema Rosemary Beach

A chic tapas bar with a Mediterranean feel, La Crema is perfect for a girls-night-out of unhurried laughter, conversation, and tasty snack foods.  They’re best known for their selection of chocolate dishes, such as fondue for two or chocolate dipped bacon.  Everything here is made for sharing and the wine list is pretty extensive. Taste:  Their warm Spanish drinking chocolate is like no other hot chocolate you’ve tried. It’s thick and decadent, like sipping a candy bar.

Location:  38 Main Street, Rosemary Beach

The Sugar Shak Rosemary Beach

This little shop carries about every flavor and style of candy imaginable, but their ice cream parlor is what really lures in the beach goers. If you’re visiting with friends, try their signature dessert: The Belly Ache. It includes 16 scoops of ice cream, plus all their candy toppings, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, whipped cream, and two cherries on top. Taste:  The Belly Ache Ice Cream Sundae. I dare ya.

Location:  5 Main St, Rosemary Beach

 

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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5 Common Travel Mistakes You Need to Know About!

Traveling is often equal parts exciting and anxiety-provoking. With so many things to remember, checklists to complete and details to square away before the fun really starts, the days leading up to a trip can be especially hectic.
But they don’t have to be. It’s easy to forget that mistakes are a part of traveling. Yet once you accept that no trip is perfect, you’re that much closer to becoming a travel expert. After all, you’ve got to make mistakes before you can learn from them.

Mistake #1: Keep your maps close and don’t embrace the journey itself.

If there is one thing you learn over time, it’s that the most memorable experiences are often unplanned. Once you push outside of your comfort zone, you realize that it really is about the journey, not the destination. Don’t get bogged down in trip-planning — allow yourself to genuinely experience a new place.

Mistake #2: Forget to bring chargers for your electronic devices.
The definition of misery: After a long flight or a drive to end up with a dead phone and computer. Don’t forget to pack your chargers so you don’t wind up bored, lost and confused.

Mistake #3: Put diesel in a petrol rental car.
This may sound basic, but trust us it happens more often than you’d think. Your car will start vibrating or simply stop working if you opt for the incorrect kind of fuel. The last thing you want is your rental to break down on some side road in a new area you are not familiar with.

Mistake #4: Don’t ditch the umbrella; don’t pack a raincoat.
Most umbrellas do not stand up against the wind, and they are awkward to carry while hiking. Raincoats, on the other hand, are versatile and often durable. No matter where you’re traveling, don’t forget clothing for all types of weather. You don’t need to bring ski boots if you’re going to the tropics, but don’t be that person who forgets to pack a sweater for when temperatures drop late at night on the beach.

Mistake #5: Over-packing.
Have you ever dragged an awkward suitcase stuffed with clothes you’ve never even worn? Have you ever been unable to buy any souvenirs because you didn’t have the room in your bag? Has your back ever ached from the excessive weight of your luggage? If so, you know firsthand that, when it comes to packing, less is more. Instead of packing your entire wardrobe, bring only a few, essential items with you. You need memories and photographs — not countless costume changes.

 

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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Caribe Neighborhood is your Perfect Vacation Destination in Miramar Beach!

Welcome to Caribe, a magnificent upscale gated BEACHFRONT community located on the east end of Destin, tucked just off Highway 98. Yes, you will be just steps from the Gulf of Mexico – if you listen you may be able to hear the waves while you read this!

Each home in the community offers a unique style and all have access to the following community amenities including 2 private pools, a pristine lake with gazebo, tennis courts of course, and two private boardwalks at the beach which lead guests directly to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico for relaxation and family fun.  Homes also feature great patios and balconies, driveway and/or garage space and plush landscaping.

Caribe neighborhood is only a few seconds away from Miramar Beach and the hustle and bustle of town, but still laidback enough to remind you that you are at the beach. Caribe is known for seclusion and privacy with on-site security. This is a very popular neighborhood for investors and many of these houses bring in top dollar in rental income.

When you’re ready to explore, this idyllic neighborhood is positioned within a mile on either side of the area’s best restaurants, shopping, golf, spas and nightlife; it’s nothing short of the best of both worlds! Either by bike or car, you are just minutes from just about anything Miramar Beach has to offer.  Fulfill that retail therapy need at the Silver Sands Outlet Mall or at Grand Boulevard.  At Grand Boulevard, you can also catch a movie and dine at some of your favorite area restaurants, ice cream or coffee shops. Minutes from Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, The Village of Baytowne® Wharf, Destin Commons, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Harborwalk Village, dining, family activities, and nightlife!

Currently My Vacation Haven manages a great home within the neighborhood. Almost Gulf-front and with options for the best beach getaway, this vacation home is not to be missed in Caribe Neighborhood!  Click the link above for more information. This vacation rental offers everything at your doorstep for, what is sure to be, the most memorable beach vacation ever!

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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Father’s Day along the Emerald Coast!

.To plan a perfect Father’s day, My Vacation Haven came up with the list of things you can do for your dad to make him feel special that day! Make sure to check them out!

Water Activities:

Beaching
On the Emerald Coast Vacation, your dad can basically fall out of bed and go tanning, swimming, surfing, etc. Have we already said swimming? Anyway you got the idea. Beaches are everywhere.

  Kayaking
There are several places to rent kayaks. The Kayak Experience is located right on the Destin Harbor (on Hwy 98) and offers kayak rental and sales. Kayaking is a fun activity and a great workout!

 Surfing
The best places to surf are: on Okaloosa Island, right before the Destin bridge (ocean side, of course), and in front of the Boardwalk. If you don’t have your own board, or need lessons, there are plenty of surf shops in Destin. In addition, most also offer kite sailing lessons and equipment.

  Fishing
The access to deep water and the plentiful fish population make the Emerald Coast an angler’s dream. Whether he is interested in near shore or deep sea fishing, there is an abundance of places along the Emerald Coast. Take your pick from well over 100 charter fishing boats and try your luck at Emerald Coast waters. Also check out our added fun partners for special rates.

  Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
There are a lot of great places to snorkel here as well! Let him discover the Under Water World with Scuba & Snorkeling, look at marine life, reefs and hidden treasures along the Emerald Coast. The easiest and most enjoyable way to snorkel is to go on a snorkeling boat trip. There are many places that offer these, such as A.J.’s. It’s a great activity not only for adults, but for kids as well. If he wants to go snorkeling on his own, a good place for it is near the Destin jetties on Holiday Isle. He can easily walk to the beach from there. In fact, most snorkeling boats make regular stops near the jetties!

Father’s Day Cruise
Mark your calendars because Father’s Day is June 19th! Cruise Through Father’s Day on the SOLARIS Yacht! The Solaris is featuring a special Father’s Day lunch cruise, featuring a delicious three-course meal and spectacular views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Memorable Lunch Cruise for the Entire Family. Click on the link above for more information.

Boating
Emerald Coast sunshine, balmy breezes and time with friends and family; what could be more fun and enjoyable than that? Boating is a stress-free and relaxing activity and a great way to spend your recreational time. Florida State has over 8,000 miles of coastline and 4,500 square miles of inland waterways, making it a paradise for boaters. From mega-yachts to wooden skiffs, having a boat is as normal as having a car for some Floridians. There is a very popular place next to the bridge from Okaloosa Island to Destin where hundreds of boats stop in the summer and people swim. It’s a huge floating party. It is really crowded during summer season. It’s called CRAB ISLAND! Make sure to check it out! Click here if you’d like to learn more about boating along the Emerald Coast!

 Other:
Check out our special rates to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, Dolphin Tours, Sunset Cruises, Pontoon Boat Rentals, Snorkel Tours and other Watersports. In addition, your Dad will feel like a kid again with Go Kart rides at the Track followed by a game of miniature golf. (Located right next to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark)

Golf
Sunny skies, coastal breezes and lush landscapes make the Emerald Coast a paradise for golfers of all skill levels, all year long. Whether skirting the sugar-white sand beaches or wandering through a grove of live oak, pine and tropical vegetation, your dad will have a great time golfing at the Emerald Coast Golf Courses. Click here to learn 10 Things you MUST know about golf! Click here to learn more about Discounts on golf with My Vacation Haven!

Shopping
There is no shortage of shops, restaurants, and attractions here. Destin Commons and Grand Boulevard  are popular shopping centers in town with national retailers and unique shops, Silver Sands Factory Stores is absolutely HUGE . . . 119 stores . . . Opens at 10AM, 7 days a week. Let’s be honest: It’s really tough shopping for Father’s Day, but it’s definitely not a holiday to leave to the last minute when it comes to gift shopping. So with that in mind, we’re here to help you find the perfect present for him. After all, your dad deserves something awesome.

From top of the line tech gadgets to rugged and reliable gear, here is the sample list of 24 best gifts from Destin Commons. So, without further ado, here are a few presents for Dad that are as cool, stylish & memorable as he is.
⦁ REEDS JEWELERS Men’s Casio G-Shock G-Steel Blue Resin Bezel Watch
⦁ BROOKSTONE Portable Power Supply
⦁ BROOKSTONE PancakeBot Custom Pancake Printer with Electric Griddle

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⦁ SEPHORA The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set
⦁ BROOKSTONE Renew™ Zero-Gravity Massage Chair
⦁ JOS A. BANK Signature Collection Ties

4-6
⦁ FINISH LINE Men’s Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential Running Shoes
⦁ HARLEY DAVIDSON Men’s Triple Vent System Exmoor Leather Jacket
⦁ T-MOBILE Apple Watch Sport: 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case

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⦁ TRAILSIDE OUTFITTERS Linus Scout city bike, 7-speed
⦁ MOJO SPORTSWEAR Mr. Big Long Sleeve Performance Vented Shirt  (More Colors Available)
⦁ STEVE MADDEN ‘Havin’ Leather Loafers

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No matter what you pick, remember dads are special all year around. Be sure to thank them for all they do every day. Make them feel special not just on Father’s Day!

We hope you enjoyed this article and found a lot of useful information.

 

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

Keep checking our Blog for today’s news and stories! Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the most recent updates from our Blog. And as always remember, My Vacation Haven. YOUR Vacation Spot!

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10 Best things that could happen on your Emerald Coast Beach Vacation!

It’s finally time for your holiday and expectations are sky high. You’ve been counting down the days, your suitcase is by the door and you’re so ready for your vacation. Here’s a list of 10 best things that could happen on your Emerald Coast vacation.

1) The weather is sunny with 90 degrees high with 0 chance of precipitation.

2) The beach you went too, surprisingly, has a few people.

3) No Wait time for nearby beach restaurant

(Click here to view our favorite restaurants in  Miramar Beach)

4) The condo looks much better than the pictures.

5) Your flight arrives early at the destination

6) Your flight got cancelled, and you have to extend your vacation for another week

7) No Waiting lines in your favorite Water Park!

8) You went on cruise and saw a lot of dolphins

9) You were provided with a FREE late check out

10) White Sand beaches look whiter, and Emerald Green Waters look greener! It doesn’t get any better than this!

 

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

Keep checking our Blog for today’s news and stories! Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the most recent updates from our Blog. And as always remember, My Vacation Haven. YOUR Vacation Spot!

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Rare Coastal Dune Lakes Along the Emerald Coast!

Photo Source: South Walton

Searching for a unique way to enjoy your beach vacation? While the beautiful beach and Gulf of Mexico are the main attractions, this area is also home to rare natural wonders – coastal dune lakes. Coastal Dune Lakes are very unique phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and Emerald Coast, Florida. In fact, Emerald Coast has 15 named coastal dune lakes along its 26 miles of coastline. Two of the area’s larger dune lakes – Morris Lake and Campbell Lake – can be found just a few miles away from the Hilton Sandestin® Beach at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The Coastal Dune Lakes are considered one of the rarest ecosystems in the world and as much as 10,000 years old! They were formed by winds that redistributed sand and created the shallow basins (with most lakes averaging only about 5 feet deep).

Coastal Dune Lakes are filled with rainwater and other fresh water sources. The lakes’ small inlets occasionally open to the Gulf, allowing salt water and fresh water to periodically exchange. What makes these lakes truly unique is that their mostly fresh water content sits within just a few feet of the Gulf’s salt water, separated only by a natural berm of sand. Following a heavy rain or other inflow, the sand berms are suddenly breached, causing a flood of fresh water to pour openly into the Gulf. This event is known as an “outfall,” and it’s a time when salty seawater can also flood back into the dune lake, until the levels stabilize. The result is a rare brackish ecosystem that’s home to both fresh and salt water species.

The First Coastal Dune Lake (CDL) Day event being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 4, 2016 at Grayton Beach State Park! Join the community to learn about these rare local treasures and experience Western Lake for yourself. Food, entertainment and educational fun for the whole family are included.

For more information about these beautiful natural treasures, visit www.coastaldunelakes.org.

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

Keep checking our Blog for today’s news and stories! Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the most recent updates from our Blog. And as always remember, My Vacation Haven. YOUR Vacation Spot!

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Welcome to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park!

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a 1,640-acre Florida State Park located in Santa Rosa Beach, ten miles east of Destin, off U.S. 98, in northwestern Florida. The address is 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A.The park has over three miles of white sand beaches, as well as sand dunes, lakes, unique plant and animal life. It is named for a sand dune which stands nearly 25 feet above sea level. Topsail Hill preserve is home to a variety of animal life, including the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. (Source: Wikipedia)

Topsail Hill Preserve is accessed off U.S. Hwy 98, via two main entrances. The western entrance is served by a gravel paved road and leads to the primary beach access. The eastern entrance is unpaved and generally only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles. This entrance path leads to the northern shore of Lake Campbell, one of the three dune lakes contained within the preserve. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, swim, fish, sunbath, or beachcomb and so on. Not to mention, there are 13 miles of hiking trails for those wishing to explore the 1,640-acre park.

Topsail Hill Preserve is also home to one of the top-ranked RV and cabin rental parks in the nation. A full-facility campground features picnic areas, tennis courts, and shuffleboard. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks. RV spaces have full hook-up and laundry. With total of 150+ shaded RV sites, 22 tent sites, a swimming pool and a stocked fishing lake, it’s little wonder that Topsail Hill Preserve State Park consistently ranks as one of the nation’s outstanding parks with ReserveAmerica customers.

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

Keep checking our Blog for today’s news and stories! Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the most recent updates from our Blog. And as always remember, My Vacation Haven. YOUR Vacation Spot!

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Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club- our new Added Fun Partner!

As a preferred guest of My Vacation Haven you will receive 20% off a round of golf at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Nestled among breathtaking nature preserves along the Choctawhatchee Bay, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is a true escape into golfer’s paradise.
This course is located in the beautiful city of Destin, in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, and home to some of the best beaches in the world. Come and enjoy the amazing emerald-green water of the Gulf of Mexico, its bright-blue sky, white sand, and their green fairways at the Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. This vibrant course provides the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience and is suitable for players of all skill levels. Take the virtual tour and explore the course hole-by-hole to figure out your plan of approach before heading out for a round you won’t forget.

Things to consider:

Designed by esteemed course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C. Walker

6,894-yard, par-72 course offers an extraordinary golf experience for players of all skill levels

Named one of Golf Digest’s “Top Places to Play in North America.”

Florida Golf News magazine voted the course “the #1 Favorite Golf Course in Northwest Florida,”

Emerald Coast Magazine named the course “Best of Emerald Coast.”

Golf Digest ranked the course among its “Top 200 Places to Play in North America,” as well as one of the “Top 15” courses in Florida.

Regatta Bay Golf Course Amenities:

State-of-the-art Visage GPS system on golf carts

Clubhouse with golf shop

Full service restaurant

On-course circulating beverage carts

Chilled apples on the 1st and 10th tees

Mango-scented iced towels

Golf Instruction

If your golf game needs improvement, sign up for a lesson with one of award-winning PGA golf professionals.

There at Regatta Bay you will be offered a first-rate practice facility that includes a driving range, putting green, short-game area, video swing analysis, and on-the-course training. They can customize any lesson experience to meet your needs and help any student develop any and all aspects of their game.

Contact Information:
465 Regatta Bay Blvd. Destin, FL 32541
850.337.8080

Would you like to know more about Golf? Also click here if you’d like to learn Top Most Beautiful Golf Courses along the Emerald Coast!

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

Keep checking our Blog for today’s news and stories! Like us on Facebook to make sure you get the most recent updates from our Blog. And as always remember, My Vacation Haven. YOUR Vacation Spot!

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5 Main Reasons To Book Nantucket Rainbow Cottages Vacation Rentals this Summer!

Offering the charm of Gulf Side living in Destin’s popular Crystal Beach community: Nantucket Cottages are Destin’s most colorful vacation village by the sea. One of the only cottages that offers BOTH the upstairs and downstairs in one LOW price!
Enjoy this wonderful beach inspired community with private balconies just a few steps away from the beach and Gulf waters. Here are the 5 main reasons you should book Nantucket Cottages this summer.

1. Quaint neighborhood feel with the row of cottages!
Destin’s most quaint, colorful vacation village by the sea, conveniently situated on the corner of Scenic Highway 98. The Nantucket Rainbow Cottages community blends the charm of Nantucket and the beautiful pastels of the coast, in one lovely spot. Mark this spot for your future Gulf coast vacation this summer! Beachy-themed & well-appointed interiors are just right for small families, couples as well as for business travelers who come to the Emerald Coast to relax and get away from their busy lives. These cottages provide all comforts of home but in a vacation setting. Natural, private pathways surround the Caribbean-style grounds.

2. Walk only 100 yards to Crystal Beach OR the Private, Gated Community pool!
Just steps from your doorstep are the lush community (heated) pool, a sun deck ideal for soaking up the warm Emerald Coast sunshine and common area.  You’ll be surrounded by the charming pastel homes as you walk between your vacation townhome and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  After you and your family spend a little time pool side, you can make your way to the beach!  Just minutes from your doorstep – the access is across the street.  In fact, you’ll stay so close to the pool and so close to the beach, your main vacation dilemma may be where to begin your day.  Decisions, decisions!

3. Fantastic location! Less than a mile from the Crab Trap restaurant and Destin Commons with over 75 shops, including Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop!
Once you spend your day relaxing and winding down with your toes in the sugar-white sand and head focused on the Emerald Green Gulf waters, you may need to seek a little night life.  Lucky you, Destin Commons, which offers dozens of restaurant choices, many retail options, a bowling alley, and a movie theatre are just down the street.  If you choose to keep things easier and leave your car, you can take a rented bike down Scenic 98 to discover a new favorite seafood dive or walk right across the street to a Local Favorite Gulf Front on the Gulf, which offers great Happy Hour food and drink specials! You are really in the center of it all, halfway between Baytowne® Wharf and Harborwalk Village, so, make this vacation just the way you want it.

4. Three Unique Ways to Rent!
Unique to this property, you can rent just what you need!
Rent just as a first floor studio (20A)
The first floor of this Crystal Beach single-family home can also rent as a studio.  Enjoy all of the comforts of a studio with a queen size bed, queen size sleeper sofa, charming décor and a full bathroom and walk-in shower.  This property can sleep four guests with an additional queen sleeper sofa.  Like the second floor studio, this first floor studio offers a fully-stocked kitchenette, but also includes a dining space to enjoy a quick meal together before heading out for an adventurous day at the beach!
Rent just as second floor studio (20B)
The second floor of this Crystal Beach single-family home can rent just as a studio.  The sleeping accommodations are unique because it will comfortably sleep two in the queen bed and, making everyone comfortable, can sleep two additional guests in the set of bunks.  Plus, with a stove, microwave, sink and fully-stocked kitchenette you’ll have just what you need to make a quick meal or keep those great leftovers until your next meal.  As a studio, this property offers a full-size bathroom with a walk-in shower and full size vanity.
Rent all together as a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo (20A/B)
This Crystal Beach single family home can be your escape to the beach. As a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, you and your family will have access to the entire space.  The kitchenettes (one for each floor) offer everything you’ll need to prepare a quick meal or save your favorites items for a beach picnic. The dining area will serve up additional space for seating and a great place to dine.  You’ll have just what you need to make that day at the beach special and full of memories! Sleep in comfort after that fantastic day on the beach with an option of two queen size beds, a queen-size sleeper sofa and a set of twin bunks.

5. What do you get for booking with My Vacation Haven!
As a gift to you from My Vacation Haven this property comes with Complimentary Beach Closet – Chairs, Boogie Board & Sand Toys. Absolutely Free! Just grab them and head to the beach. Plus, Numerous Added Fun Discounts from our Local Merchants. Click here for more info.
The properties are keyless entry, so you don’t have wait in lines to check in.
Your reservation includes a one-time linen and towel set-up, an initial set up of trash liners, bathroom paper, paper towels, hand soap, laundry and dishwasher detergent.

This is a Great Place for a Family Beach Vacation with Just a short walk to the beach, and with a neighborhood pool. Nantucket Rainbow Cottages will definitely become your favorite vacation spot!

My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses how to weight loss. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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