As life seems to move along faster and faster, we begin to understand that time is precious. We also realize that the most important blessings, like family and friends, are often the ones we take for granted. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in America because it helps us step out of our usual manic rush to reflect upon our blessings and give thanks. Gathering with friends and family on Thanksgiving is the perfect way to express our gratitude and create even more memories with our favorite people.
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Many vacationers choose to spend the Thanksgiving holiday on the Emerald Coast. Because what's better than family time, good food, and the beach? Not much, we tell ya! The autumn weather is perfect—featuring dry, delightful days with cobalt blue skies and fluffy white clouds. The mild climate invigorates the spirit, as temperatures range in the lovely high-70s during the day and perfect "sweater weather" 50s & 60s at night. The Gulf retains enough of its summertime warmth to take a brisk swim on warm sunny days. During this time of year, there is minimal traffic, and restaurants are not as crowded. It's an excellent time for low-key family reunions, lovely walks on the sugary shoreline, and fun times at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin or HarborWalk Village at the Destin Marina.
Another perk is that vacation rentals in Destin and South Walton are at their lowest rates of the year. So you may experience paradise with your family at a great value. Right now, Ocean Reef Resorts still has 10 beachfront vacation rentals available as a beautiful backdrop for your Thanksgiving holiday. Express your gratitude, enjoy a delightful feast, create lasting memories, and (of course) visit the beach when you book a Thanksgiving stay at any of these Emerald Coast rentals.
Villa Burago 2
5 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 16 Guests
Villa Burago 2 is a spacious condo rental located in Destin's Miramar Beach. Its five bedrooms can accommodate up to sixteen fortunate family members. The condo radiates warmth and relaxed luxury with large windows, sunshine-yellow walls, and chic coastal furniture with blue accents. The outdoor balcony offers a perfect tropical setting for enjoying refreshing drinks, good company, and beach views. A private pool for Villa Burago guests overlooks the shimmering Gulf waters. Its proximity to Silver Sands Premium Outlets also means convenient access to post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday deals on your favorite designer brands!
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
Edgewater 1500 is a luxurious two-bedroom vacation residence located at the fabulous Edgewater Beach Resort on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. With a king bedroom, queen bedroom, and an additional queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area, the condo can accommodate up to six lucky guests. A covered balcony provides unparalleled Gulf views. Resort amenities include 420 linear feet of a private sugary shore, two large lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pools, a bubbling hot tub, basketball courts, shuffleboard, a kid's playground, and a wading pool. One of the community pools is also heated during the cooler parts of the year.
3 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Perched on the sugary sands of Miramar Beach, Summerhaven 1 is a lovely Gulf-front condo with three bedrooms, spacious living accommodations, and a distinct coastal vibe. It can sleep up to eight Thanksgiving beachgoers. Interiors feature gorgeous hardwood floors that contrast beautifully with pale-blue walls, white trim, neutral furnishings, and coastal décor. Two bedrooms offer lovely views, and the master suite has access to a furnished, beachfront balcony. Stairs conveniently lead directly to the white sand beach, so this condo is perfectly situated to have some fun in the sun.
Costa Del Sol B4
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 10 Guests
Costa Del Sol B4 has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to ten beach-going guests in a charming residence with coastal décor. A beachfront balcony has outdoor seating and a grill, creating a lovely spot to enjoy incredible views and a surf n' turf meal with family and friends. The bunk room on the first floor features two twin bunks, making a fun spot for the kids to sleep. This Miramar Beach location off Scenic Gulf Drive is close to popular beachfront restaurants like Pompano Joe's and other delightful diversions.
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Emerald Dunes 105
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Emerald Dunes 105 is a sunny, first-floor beachfront abode with an open concept great room and a breezy porch that overlooks the Gulf. This Destin vacation rental can accommodate up to eight beach-going guests with two bedrooms, a hallway bunk nook, and a bonus queen-size sleeper sofa. It has a sought-after fashionable location in Crystal Beach, conveniently centered between dazzling Destin and magnificent Miramar Beach. There is a heated community pool and bubbling hot tub on site.
Destin Beach Club 215
1 Bedroom / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
Ideally situated in Downtown Destin, Destin Beach Club 215 is a waterfront condo rental conveniently close to a vibrant Gulf Coast scene. The one-bedroom unit can sleep up to six vacationers, making it perfect for a small family Thanksgiving celebration. As guests, you can enjoy the seasonally heated pool, BBQ grill, free beach service, and access to the beautiful beach. When you're not relaxing on the sand soaking up the sun, check out all the fun activities in Destin, including HarborWalk Village.
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
Westwinds 4758 is a cozy condo located in the exclusive Sandestin Resort. It can host six Thanksgiving guests with two bedrooms and an extra sleeper sofa in the living room. Its prominent, high-level position offers sweeping coastal views. The open kitchen is great for cooking up a homemade feast. The cottage-style table provides an intimate setting for dinner. Guests have access to resort amenities, including a lagoon-shaped pool in a tropical setting, kiddie pool, on-site fitness center, beach tram, and a less-than-one-minute walk to the beach.
Silver Dunes 40
2 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Silver Dunes 40 is located in Downtown Destin. It's a quiet, low-density residential area, making it a peaceful beach getaway with all access to vacation conveniences like restaurants, shops, and activities. The contemporary-styled unit features two bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight guests. A breezy balcony and lush tropical landscaping create a wonderful beachy setting for your Thanksgiving holiday. Condo amenities include a pool, BBQ grills, an exercise room, a tennis court, and a game room.
Crystal Sands 308B
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Destin's Crystal Beach community is home to Crystal Sands 308B, a quaint condo right on the emerald-toned water of the Gulf Coast. The condo has two bedrooms, two baths, a spacious living room with Mid Century Modern Vintage furnishings, and colorful décor. Enjoy the perfect coastal weather and a tropical drink from the breezy balcony. After your Turkey Day feast, relax at the community pool or on the sandy beach.
Commodore's Retreat 207
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 6 Guests
Commodore's Retreat 207 is perched upon the sandy dunes of Seagrove Beach on Scenic Highway 30A. The beachfront rental has one bedroom, and with an extra bunk nook and queen-size sleeper, it can sleep up to six guests. Sunny-yellow walls, warm accents, and large windows and doors create an inviting atmosphere for a perfect beach getaway. Take advantage of Gulf views from the balcony, or take the boardwalk right to the beach, where you can bury your toes in the sand or swim in the emerald waves. When not at your temporary home-away-from-home, explore the surrounding 30A area to find popular restaurants, cute boutiques, unique art galleries, and more.
Count your blessings and take time now to reserve one of these perfect Destin and South Walton Vacation Rentals to spend Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Detailed descriptions, multiple images, aerial view locations, calendar dates, and rental rates are available for each one here on our user-friendly website. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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