5 Vacation Homes Still Open for July 4th

Independence Day: Where to Stay in Destin & South Walton

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Ocean Reef Resorts still has five wonderful homes available for your Fourth of July family vacation that are on or near the beach, and all of them have access to swimming pools to help beat the heat!

Many of our loyal guests make a traditional journey to Destin and South Walton every year for the celebration of our nation's birth. There are a lot of festive celebrations planned and most feature fabulous fireworks!  

Smoke on the Coast is holding its annual barbeque at Destin Commons, which has received the People's Choice Award for Best Retail Complex in Destin for consecutive years. Eighteen local restaurants will be serving their best barbeque on July 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Family amusements and live music will be provided for entertainment with fireworks rocketing off at 9:30.

Harborwalk Village, which is always a popular destination due to its wide array of waterfront restaurants, friendly bars, and family amusements, will be shooting off fireworks over East Pass at 9:00 pm. It is a very festive event since lots of folks gather here every year to celebrate America's Birthday. The fantastic fireworks display will be choreographed to patriotic music. By the way, less extravagant fireworks are a regular occurrence at Harborwalk on Thursday evenings throughout the Summer.

The charming old New Orleans inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will be holding their annual Red, White & Baytowne celebration, which starts at 6:00 pm. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including face painting, balloon figures, and crafts. Abundant restaurants provide delicious food, lively bars entertain, and a long wharf features spectacular sunsets over the bay. Live music will be performed by at the Events Plaza on the village green by the fired up energetic Rhythm & Blues musician known as Donovan Keith. Fireworks will light up the skies at 9:15 pm with a rollicking musical accompaniment. Baytowne Wharf also has fireworks during the summers on "Booming Tuesdays!"

Along Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton, holiday events are scheduled for a kind of old fashioned Fourth of July. These events will whisk many adults back to warm childhood memories of their youth as they create new ones for their children. The primary celebrations occur in iconic Seaside, dazzling Alys Beach and the enchanting village of Rosemary Beach.

Five Ocean Reef vacation homes are still available during America's 243rd birthday celebrations, which can sleep between seven to eighteen happy beachgoers.  Here they are!


Islamorada Destin

Islamorada has the laid back ambiance you might find down in the Florida Keys. However, this handsomely appointed three bedroom lakeside home with the ability to sleep up to ten happy guests is located off Scenic Highway 98 near Destiny. It's a short distance from the dazzling emerald toned gulf and also features its own tropical oasis with a private pool. Popular beachfront restaurants are minutes away while one, the Crab Trap, is within walking distance.

Frangista Royale

Frangista Royale Destin

Frangista Royale is a regal residence in Frangista Beach that places sixteen fortunate guests in the lap of luxury with a premier gulf front locale. Stunning views of the dazzling jewel toned waters extend as far as the eye can see. This home provides guests with lots of space to enjoy gracious entertainment since there are individual living areas on two different levels. The rental's prominent perch upon a sugary white dune places the glowing gulf right at your back door. It's also a short stroll away from freshwater frolic at Frangista Beach's lushly landscaped neighborhood pool. However, you may also enjoy the private Plunge Pool sipping favorite tropical drinks on this home's surfside level balcony.

On Point

On Point Blue Mountain Beach

On Point is a newly designed vacation residence in Blue Mountain Beach that exudes charm and exemplifies the very best of a chic coastal lifestyle. This incredible vacation compound easily accommodates mixed families or groups of friends since it has a separate Guest House and may accommodate a total of up to sixteen happy beach-going guests. There are full kitchens in both the principal residence and guest house with separate living space provided. The location south of Scenic 30A is close to the neighborhood beach access that leads down to the sugary shore. However, you may take a refreshing dip right out back since this hospitable home comes with its own private pool.

Happy Days

Happy Days Santa Rosa Beach

Happy Days is a grand gulf front home with seven bedrooms that all feature private en suite luxury baths and can sleep up to eighteen fortunate guests. The fantastic beachfront location off Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach is near restaurants, friendly bars, specialty shops, and abundant amusements. It's a perfect place for a big beach reunion since multiple members of your family and friends may have separate sleeping quarters. The main residence has five bedrooms while a Carriage House has two more along with its own living area and full kitchen. The main house has an upper-level wraparound covered veranda, and first-floor columned open porch provide infinite vistas of the glorious gulf.  A spacious sundeck is centered on a gulf front pool with stairs that lead down to the beach so you may go from taking a refreshing pool plunge to floating around in the glowing gulf in no time at all!

Who Sells Sea Shells

Who Sells Sea Shells Santa Rosa Beach

Who Sells Sea Shells is a two bedroom home that sleeps up to seven that's tucked away in the enchanting residential community of Old Florida Cottages south of Scenic 30A but conveniently close to the town center of Santa Rosa Beach. You will be charmed by its inviting presence that includes a white picket fence, a columned veranda and a matching balcony above that overlooks lush tropical grounds. It's a short stroll away from the sugary shoreline and gorgeous gulf. A neighborhood pool allows you to have the best of both worlds with a sun deck, restrooms, a picnic pavilion and grills for fun poolside cookout.

Check out these wonderful holiday vacation destinations available for July 4th ASAP. Each one includes multiple images, detailed descriptions, and satellite location views.  Make reservations now since it's not too late to contact your family and friends to see who wants to be included in the fun!