Posted on 11/21/2023
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a vacation on the Emerald Coast! Dreaming of a white Christmas? Look no further than the sun-kissed beaches of Destin and Scenic Highway 30A. Here, we trade snowy landscapes for sugar-white sands and sparkling Gulf waters. Imagine a holiday with mild, sunny days and cozy, sweater-weather evenings, where the golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico add a touch of magic to your celebrations.
Christmas in Destin
At Ocean Reef Resorts, we offer some of the most enticing rental rates of the year during this festive season. Destin lights up with holiday spirit, hosting delightful festivals and activities. Visit the Village of Baytowne Wharf for the 12 Nights of Lights or enjoy ice skating and concerts. Harborwalk Village welcomes Santa with a Christmas Boat Parade and fireworks, while the Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach offer superb shopping deals.
The 30A coastal towns also brim with holiday cheer. Explore the Holiday Market in Rosemary Beach, enjoy performances at the REP Theatre in Seaside, and savor brunch with Santa at Food for Thought outreach in Santa Rosa Beach. Don't miss the Holiday Cheers event at The Big Chill 30A, featuring live music and wine tasting.
Experience all this and more during a Destin Christmas vacation. Choose from our selection of twelve exceptional 30A and Destin vacation homes. At Ocean Reef Resorts, we invite you to create unforgettable Christmas memories with your loved ones.
Off the Hook
8 Bedrooms / 7 Full & 3 Half Bathrooms / 26 Guests
Off the Hook in Miramar Beach is a stunning four-level vacation home just steps from the sand, perfect for a Christmas get-together. It boasts six bedrooms with en-suite baths, three expansive verandas, and a rooftop deck for spectacular views. An additional poolside guest house includes two more bedrooms, a kitchen, a stylish living area, and a game room. This beach home is an entertainer's dream, featuring a resort-style swimming pool, a putting green, and various private living spaces. Its prime location offers convenient access to grocery stores, wine shops, and the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, making holiday preparations and celebrations both effortless and memorable.
8 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 18 Guests
Agave Blue is a vibrant, nautical-themed retreat in Destin's Crystal Beach, perfect for a festive Christmas gathering. This spacious property, with its two-story main house and a separate guest house, offers six beautifully decorated bedrooms plus two additional ones, accommodating up to 18 guests. Ideal for large families or groups, it features six king suites, a queen bedroom, and a queen-sized bunk room. The holiday cheer is amplified with a private lagoon-shaped swimming pool, a cozy fire pit, and an outdoor grill and dining area, inviting guests to enjoy poolside celebrations. Just a short stroll from the sugary white sands and local attractions, Agave Blue is a splendid mix of comfort and festivity, ensuring a memorable Christmas holiday.
7 Bedrooms / 8 Full Bathrooms / 28 Guests
Casablanca in Santa Rosa Beach is an exquisite 30A beachfront compound, blending Mediterranean charm with antebellum elegance, ideal for a grand Christmas celebration. It comfortably sleeps up to 28 guests across 7,300 square feet of space, including a separate guest house. This rental home boasts a splendid great room with a beachfront balcony, a gourmet kitchen, and a formal dining room for festive feasts. Bedrooms are sumptuously furnished, highlighted by a primary suite with a sitting area, dressing area, and a luxurious bath. Additional entertainment is provided in the guest house's media game room. Situated near Gulf Place, Casablanca offers easy access to art galleries and fine dining - making it a perfect choice for an elevated holiday getaway.
6 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 3 Half Bathrooms / 20 Guests
The Beach House in Miramar Beach is a stunning holiday destination, offering ample space for up to twenty guests with its nearly 4,000 square feet, six bedrooms, and six bathrooms. The great room showcases breathtaking Gulf views, complemented by two well-equipped kitchens and a large dining area for holiday gatherings. Beautifully decorated, it features two beachfront primary suites with private balconies, perfect for enjoying serene mornings or sunsets. Situated on Scenic Gulf Drive, the Beach House is conveniently close to beachfront dining, championship golf at Seascape, and shopping at Silver Sands Premium Outlets, making it an ideal spot for a festive Christmas vacation.
6 Bedrooms / 6 Full Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Sugaree Sands in Seagrove Beach, a unique holiday haven, is essentially two charming 3-bedroom homes under one roof, making it a standout choice for festive gatherings. Just a three-minute stroll from the sugary white sands of 30A, this beach cottage-style residence is ideal for larger groups, comfortably hosting up to twenty guests. Each half of the home is fully equipped with its own kitchen, living room, and dining area, offering ample space and privacy for families or groups traveling together. The interiors are bright and welcoming, featuring sunny spaces, oversized couches, and multiple dining tables. Outdoors, guests can enjoy a private pool with a paver patio, lounge chairs, and a picnic table with an umbrella, perfect for holiday entertainment or relaxation amidst the surrounding palm trees.
Blue Water Escape
6 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 16 Guests
Blue Water Escape in Destin's Crystal Beach community offers a delightful retreat from everyday life, perfect for a Christmas vacation. This three-level rental home boasts six bedrooms, numerous balconies, and easy beach access, alongside a private pool. Accommodating up to 16 guests, its open floorplan and spacious bedrooms, including three king-size suites, a queen guest bedroom, and several bunk beds, ensure comfort for all. The inviting pool, surrounded by a sun-drenched patio and lounge chairs, creates an ideal private oasis. Just a three-minute walk from the beach, Blue Water Escape combines the tranquility of a poolside retreat with the excitement of the Gulf, making it a superb choice for a festive and relaxing holiday stay.
5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 24 Guests
Remember When, a Mediterranean-influenced vacation home in Destin's Crystal Beach, is an ideal setting for a festive Christmas gathering. With five bedrooms and space for twenty-four guests, it's perfect for large family get-togethers. The beach home's sunny and open interior creates a welcoming atmosphere for holiday celebrations. Featuring three king-size beds among its well-appointed bedrooms and several furnished balconies, guests can savor the idyllic Florida air, sunshine, and coastal breezes. Just a two-minute stroll to the beach, this vacation spot is perfect for those envisioning a Christmas holiday filled with beach walks and shared moments. After a stay at Remember When, you and your loved ones will cherish the memories made in this coastal paradise.
5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Frangista Pearl in the Frangista Beach community of Destin is a splendid beachfront vacation rental for a festive and luxurious Christmas getaway. Spanning three stories and accommodating up to 20 guests, it's ideal for large family gatherings or group holidays. Each level features a covered veranda with breathtaking views of the beach, perfect for enjoying the serene Gulf landscape. The first floor houses a king bedroom and a bunk room, while the expansive living, dining, and kitchen areas on the second floor are great for holiday celebrations. The master bedroom on the top floor, with its stunning Gulf views and luxurious en-suite bath, adds a touch of elegance. Located in Miramar Beach, this property is conveniently close to popular dining spots, Seascape Resort, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, and Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, offering a blend of relaxation and festive activities for an unforgettable Christmas vacation.
5 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 18 Guests
Crawdaddy's Casa, nestled in 30A's Dune Allen Beach, is a private tropical paradise, perfect for a festive holiday getaway. This two-level home features five sunlit bedrooms, spacious living areas, and breezy balconies to bask in the South Walton air, comfortably accommodating up to 18 guests. The Floridian holiday spirit comes alive in its lushly landscaped backyard, complete with a covered pool for a refreshing dip. With the beach just a short walk away, this home is an ideal setting for those seeking a sun-filled Christmas with a blend of relaxation and beach fun.
The Christmas season is upon us. Just this year alone, our team has helped over 200K guests have an excellent beach vacation! We pride ourselves on finding them the perfect vacation rentals on the beaches of the Emerald Coast.
A Villa Lago
5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests
A Villa Lago, set in the tranquil Seagrove Beach community in South Walton, is a picturesque retreat for a memorable Christmas vacation. This charming 30A home, with its five bedrooms and open living areas, comfortably welcomes up to twelve guests. It features a serene lakefront location with a private dock, perfect for holiday relaxation, and offers easy access to nearby beaches. The home's breezy balconies and screened-in porch provide delightful spaces for casual outdoor dining and gatherings. Additional amenities, including a private pool, sundeck, lounge chairs, and a grill, make it an ideal spot for family and friends to come together and celebrate the festive season in style and comfort.
4 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Paradise Villa in Miramar Beach is a delightful haven for a festive Christmas getaway. This three-story, four-bedroom home offers easy, direct access to the pristine white sands of the beach, creating a seamless beach holiday experience. Designed to comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests, it's perfect for large family gatherings during the holiday season. The interior of the rental home is cheerfully adorned with comfortable furniture, vibrant patterns, and colorful décor, setting a joyful tone for your celebrations. Outdoors, the private pool and deck area offer a splendid setting for leisurely days spent swimming, sipping cool drinks, and enjoying al fresco dining under the warm Florida sun. Paradise Villa is an ideal choice for those seeking a joyful and relaxed Christmas vacation by the sea.
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Averitt's Favorite in Miramar Beach is a charming and inviting destination for a cozy Christmas vacation. This three-bedroom beach home comfortably hosts up to eight guests, making it ideal for smaller family gatherings or a festive retreat with friends. The beach home's interior is bright, chic, and modern, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the holiday season. The combined kitchen and dining area offer the perfect setting for preparing and enjoying home-cooked holiday meals. Its prime location, less than a one-minute walk from the shore, allows for easy and frequent beach visits, adding to the joy and relaxation of a seaside Christmas. Averitt's Favorite is a delightful choice for those seeking a tranquil and intimate holiday experience by the beautiful Miramar Beach.
White Sand Christmas: Holiday Escapes at Ocean Reef Resorts
As the holiday season approaches, it's time to turn those dreams of a perfect Christmas vacation into reality. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves and spending your days on the sun-kissed beaches of Destin and Scenic Highway 30A. At Ocean Reef Resorts, we offer an exceptional selection of vacation homes, each with its unique charm and luxury, ready to host your festive celebrations. From the spacious elegance of Off the Hook to the cozy comfort of Averitt's Favorite, our rental homes are designed to create unforgettable holiday memories.
Don't just dream of a white sand Christmas; make it happen. Book your stay now and indulge in the festive spirit along the Emerald Coast. Whether it's a large family gathering or an intimate retreat with close friends, we have the perfect home waiting for you. Explore our website or contact us directly to secure your ideal holiday home. Let Ocean Reef Resorts be the backdrop for your most cherished holiday moments this season.