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7 Dune Allen Homes with Views

Ocean Reef Resorts has 7 delightful vacation rentals with sparkling views available in the charming residential beach hamlet of Dune Allen. This laid back South Walton community has a history that goes back over 150 years, when it was first settled as a timber plantation. The forested shoreline provided lumber and turpentine for early settlers until they moved on and it went back to nature.
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When is Destin’s Off Season?

November through February is the “season of savings” here along the Emerald Coast. This period of time is Destin’s “Off Season” since rental rates are at their lowest point. Spring Break rental rates go up in early March and Memorial Day starts the “high season” of summer family vacations that last until about Labor Day. Increased demand during that time commands the highest rental ...
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Top 10 SEC Towns That Come to Destin

Destin is deep in SEC Country and the beaches along our shores are lined with alumni, fans, faculty, and students (traveling with their families) from towns sprinkled throughout the conference. The SEC is regarded as one of the most accomplished sports conferences with a winning reputation that includes 37 national football championships, 41 indoor track championships, 21 basketball ...
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Destin Fashion: What to Wear Where

Many of our Ocean Reef Resorts guests already know that one of the absolute best times to visit Destin the Emerald Coast happens to be from the first part of October into Thanksgiving week. Fall weather is fabulous, fantastic and fun! Temperatures during the day range from the sunny seventies into the eighties - and guess what? There is little to no humidity. The sun sparkles while the air is dry ...
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6 Miramar Beach Condos on Scenic Gulf Drive

Ocean Reef Resorts offers a multitude of distinctive private vacation rentals all along the Emerald Coast. We represent fine beachfront homes, cozy cottages a short stroll away from the gulf and condominiums from Destin all the way down Scenic 30A in South Walton. Some of our most sought after properties are the luxurious condominium communities that are established along Scenic Gulf Drive in ...
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The History of 30A Vacation Rentals

The beaches of South Walton are blessed by spectacular pure white quartz crystal sand that is considered among the finest in the world. The sugary shore here is so pure that it literally squeaks when you rub your feet along the beach. Created millions of years ago with the arrival of quartz crystal from the Appalachian Mountains they dazzle the senses.
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5 Free Things to do in Destin

Ocean Reef Resorts has an outstanding reputation for providing fine vacation rentals in Destin, Miramar Beach, and along Scenic 30A in South Walton.  We offer “freebies” through our complimentary
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Destin Vacation Rentals: Condos vs. Homes

The common denominator for a fantastic family vacation or reunion with friends at the beach is the Destin area itself, where generations of families have made plans to stay in one of our distinctive vacation rentals. It’s no wonder since The Emerald Coast features bright white quartz crystal white sand beaches, jewel-like glittering gulf waters, championship golf courses, fishing adventures, ...
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Prominence on 30A Rentals

Prominence is a picturesque residential community that has a “prominent” location beside Watersound on a sensational stretch of Scenic 30A near South Walton’s glistening waters of the emerald jewel toned gulf.  This highly sought-after location is just west of Rosemary Beach and east of iconic Seaside.  Such a prestigious, premier locale places residents and their fortunate ...
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5 Services to Enhance your Destin Vacation

Welcome to the enchanting Emerald Coast for your fun beach vacation! Many of Ocean Reef Resorts guests have been coming to this precious piece of paradise for decades. The sugary shores and glistening green waters of the gulf are still here waiting for you to enjoy. Today generations of visitors come down to the beautiful white sand beach bringing their own kids and even grandchildren. What could ...
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