Ocean Reef is pleased to be able to offer short term, nightly rentals for some of our fine, private vacation rental properties. Most rental companies here in Destin and along the Emerald Coast do not offer rentals on a daily basis so if you are looking for one, you usually have to book a room in a hotel or motel chain. This is not at all the same as having the use of a beautiful private, luxury condominium residence that is more reminiscent of your own “home sweet home”. Besides the wonderful extra amenities that come with our properties such as free rounds of golf, dinner cruise tickets, complimentary movies and area discounts, you can actually “eat in” if you want to do so since a majority of the vacation properties come with a kitchen. The amazing part is that you can pay less and get more than you would from booking a room in a hotel chain while enjoying a home-like environment. Many of our repeat rental guests are well aware of this fact which is why they come back to stay in our Ocean Reef Resorts properties every year.
One of our featured properties for daily rentals is at Summer Spell which is a one bedroom, one bath low rise residential condominium on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. This Destin condo sits directly across the street from the sugar white beach with unobstructed, southwesterly views of the dazzling, emerald green water that has made our coast famous. This charming residence has a living area looking out upon the view, decorative wrought iron chairs with cushions seating four around a glass topped table as well as an open kitchen with an oven, stove, dishwasher and a full sized refrigerator. The bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed with two more bunk beds in the hallway for the kids or extra guests. Two more can sleep on the queen sized sofa bed in the living area so that you could actually sleep six here if need be.
Summer Spell 310 features southwesterly views offer great views of sunsets over the water in the Winter months and the full moon dances above the gulf waters during the Summer months. There is a full sized pool out front with a nice sunny patio area complete with tables and BBQ grills to cook burgers, steaks or grilled fish.
This fantastic locale is only a handful of minutes away from great restaurants, the Destin Commons, and award winning golf courses. The popular Key West inspired Pompano Joe's restaurant is right on the beach and is a very short walk away. This is a wonderful place to sip on your favorite Tropical drink while enjoying a savory seafood appetizer, snack or meal. Large open windows allow all the restaurant patrons to have great views of the jewel toned waters and you can also enjoy the ocean breezes on an outdoor balcony. An adjacent patio also offers this option with umbrella tables and oftentimes, live musical entertainment.
Summer Spell is a great value with nightly rates as low as $63 per night October 29th thru March 2nd. Mid August thru all of September and most of October is only $99 per night! Peak Summer rates are onlyh $166 a night!
Ocean Reef also has several vacation rentals available at the two luxury highrise towers appropriately named Ariel Dunes I and Ariel Dunes II which offer gorgeous views of the Gulf and everything else for that matter. These Las Vegas inspired buildings are each crowned with columned, neoclassical porticos on top which are up lighted at night for an awesome effect. The one and two bedroom vacation rentals available here are spacious, with a large living and dining area, private vista balcony and contemporary granite counter top kitchens. Most of the bathrooms have a tub as well as a separate shower stall and double sink vanities.
There are four large pools at Ariel Dunes, two for each building. One of them contains a cool waterfall of sorts that trickles down a giant umbrella in the pool for fun and refreshment. The pools are raised up for views and have expansive sun decks, multitudes of chaise lounges and tables for hanging out. Nearby, stainless steel gas grills are available in case you want to be adventurous and create your own Surf n Turf meal poolside.
The balconies adjoining each unit have views down onto the entire luxury complex with the gorgeous Gulf waters as a back drop. This gives Aerial Dunes residents and guests a very chic, cosmopolitan feel. You'll think you're in Miami but here the water is toned in emerald greens, the ambiance is laid back and the pure white sand won't burn your feet!
No wonder Frommer's recent Top Ten Best Beach Destinations named the Emerald Coast as among the best in the entire world. We are in good company since this list also included such exotic places as Australia, Tunisia, Chile, Argentina and even Abu Dhabi! The Emerald Coast was also the only beach in the Top Ten Best Beaches worldwide that was located in the United States.
If you are looking for an intimate setting for a romantic weekend down on Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton, check out The Inn at Seacrest. Our unit here has stunning Gulf views from a spectacular location. This new art deco designed building overlooks a large pool and landscaped patio area along with a bubbling Hot Tub. The set up here is similar to a luxury hotel suite all in one big room. A rich looking satin quilted queen sized bed overlooks your own personal balcony with views of the sparkling pool below and the gorgeous Gulf beyond.
Inside 206 Inn at Seacrest you'll find a hip, elegant black granite counter top in the adjacent kitchen area has a sink and plenty of room to set up your own personal “mini bar”. There is also a full sized refrigerator to keep all your beverages ice cold and a microwave oven in case you wanted to make some popcorn while enjoying one of our complimentary movies one evening.
Seacrest Beach is very mellow, as is evident when you arrive and see the welcome signs which are tall, white lifeguard chairs framing the town's borders. Our South Walton Ocean Reef office is located here for your convenience and service. Seacrest Beach is right next door to Rosemary Beach which looks like an old colonial town right out of the Dutch Indies. There are wonderful shops and restaurants nearby.
Another amazing amenity offered by Seacrest Beach is their enormous community swimming pool nearby which is also available for your use. This 12,000 square foot, swimming oasis is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds dotted with palm trees and up lighted at night. (During the Christmas holidays they string the foliage with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights which are a sight to behold!) The pool, or should I say pools plural, seem to go on forever. There are waterfalls and a large fountain in one of them. One area flows into the other with the waters of one upper level pool literally cascading down into the next. This setting is a Tropical Paradise defined.
The Inn at Seacrest 206 is available for as little as $52 per day during the Fall and Winter months; $74 per day mid August thru almost all of October and only $82 per day the first week of March as well as the last week of April thru May 27th! The busy Summer season is also only $125 a night!
A few other Ocean Reef Resort homes and condominiums are also available for just a few nights or for a long weekend as well if reservations are made within thirty days of arrival. Although Summer Spell, Aerial Dunes and the Inn at Seacrest are always available for a daily rate, Ocean Reef Resorts may be able to accommodate you with some others as well. If you are interested in another private home or condo on our program and are only able to get away for a few days rather than a whole week, we can help. This is especially true if you already have a favorite place with us where you usually spend the family vacation for a week or two, but only have a few days to do so now. If your long weekend is being scheduled just a few days or weeks away, our friendly professional staff can check on availability and set up a special arrangement for a nightly accommodation.
Since your long weekend or three to four day mid week break will be a quick get away, you may want to get here fast before you take things slow. Vision Airlines now flies into both the Valparaiso airport near Destin as well as Panama City International. Recent airfares are being advertised to both airports as low as $39 each way from Atlanta, St. Louis, Little Rock and Louisville! The Ft. Walton Valparaiso (VPS) airport is only thirty minutes “door to door” from many of our Destin properties. The new Panama City International Airport (ECP) is only about fifteen to twenty minutes away from our rental properties at the eastern end of Scenic 30A in South Walton. This travel option would save most of you hours of driving by car so that you have more time on your mini holiday to enjoy your own part of paradise.
Here at Ocean Reef, we know just how important a long weekend rental can be for our guests. Of course most of our established rental clients would prefer to take a week or two away, but that is not always possible with work schedules and everything else that absorbs the daily routine. “Getting away from it all”, even for just a few days in a Tropical locale, can have an amazing positive effect on your outlook in life providing rest, rejuvenation and even spiritual renewal with those you love. It is our pleasure to help you make this a reality with our large selection Destin Vacation Rentals.