With its 26 miles of pristine beaches, tranquil coastal dune lakes, and abundant outdoor space, it’s no wonder why South Walton County is considered by many as Florida’s real gem. If you were writing a book on the area, chances are, the Gulf of Mexico with its sugar white sand and emerald color water would be the main character. For homeowners and tourists, this is reason enough to live here, yet the eclectic 16 communities along the Florida Panhandle, each with it’s own architectural style and appeal, adds to the ambiance.
Quite simply, living the beach life is what it’s all about.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the upcoming Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show promises to be a popular event. Not only are the latest in boats, high tech engines, accessories and electronics from major manufacturers on display, but also everything for an active outdoor lifestyle, including paddleboards, fishing kayaks, diving and even outdoor kitchens. Living up to its motto, “More than just a boat show,” this land based event will be held from March 3 – 5 at the Aaron Bessant Park, located next to Panama City Beach’s famous Pier Park. Visit Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show for additional information including ticket prices and special discounts.
When looking for a South Walton beach property, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty offers some of the most beautiful and breathtaking homes on the market today.
627 Gulf Shore Drive
Holiday Isle, Destin
Take for example 627 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin. One of the largest residential home sites on Holiday Isle, complete with 90′ of deepwater harbor frontage and expansive gulf views, you can park your new vessel in one of the two spacious covered deepwater boat slips easily accessible to waterways leading to Destin’s famous East Pass, Crab Island as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Recently updated with coastal contemporary decor, this 11 bedroom home leaves quite the impression with a 14 seat home movie theatre, sauna, game room, private pool with spacious outdoor deck, chef’s kitchen and a sprawling master suite with unobstructed gulf views. The main living area boasts an custom bar and is framed by a multitude of windows allowing for an abundance of natural light and gorgeous ocean scenery. This magnificent home has rental projections exceeding $425,000 annually and is an excellent gathering place for corporate events, retreats or primary/secondary home.
Harbor Landing, 502A
Another wonderful option for the ultimate Florida lifestyle is 725 Gulf Shore Drive, 502A located in one of Destin’s most sought after addresses – Harbor Landing. With the option to purchase a boat slip separately, making it the perfect combination of beach and boat living on the Emerald Coast, this 3 bedroom condominium offers panoramic city, harbor and gulf views along with top resort amenities. Whether used as a year round home, vacation property or investment opportunity, this turn key residence is in impeccable condition. Dramatic high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, serene master bedroom, large balcony and ample living space makes this ideal for family and guests. Enjoy swimming pools, hot tubs and fitness center while living just steps from one of Florida’s most sought after beaches.
4156 Belcourt Drive
The Estates at Indian Pointe, Destin
Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay is 4156 Belcourt Drive, a luxury 5 bedroom, 5 bath residence on a .67 acre lot within the gates of Estate at Indian Pointe. With unsurpassed boating, fishing and enviable outdoor living from the 154 feet of private waterfront, this home is situated on a cul-de-sac offering peace and privacy. One of a kind features include gourmet kitchen with high end appliances, spacious living area with 12 foot ceilings which adjoins the dining room, makes this ideal for entertaining. A built in wet bar, separate guest wing and pool room with fireplace as well as an interior courtyard not to mention the nearby Harborwalk Village with dining, shopping seasonal entertainment and chartered fishing expeditions, makes this a dream home for a lifetime.
3807 Indian Trail
Moreno Acres, Destin
Not to be missed is another exceptional estate presiding over 300 feet on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Located at 3807 Indian Trail discover this centrally located Destin home on one of the highest Bay front elevations on the Emerald Coast and in boating proximity to Crab Island and the surrounding protected deep water bayous. Designed by Stephan Schoeppler with construction by CD Jones, here you will find a highly functional floorplan with floor to ceiling glass windows, allowing maximum water views. The chef’s kitchen , exercise room, library/office with custom built-ins, second floor virtual theatre room even comes complete with exclusive golf simulator. The resort style pool boasts a pool house, wrap around bar feature, and newly constructed private dock with two jet skip skips and an opportunity for an addition to custom fit your personal watercraft. This home leaves nothing to the imagination.
Destin Yacht Club Condo, 1205
Finally, glamourous is the word for this spectacular penthouse property at the Destin Yacht Club, 320 Harbor Boulevard #1205. With panoramic views of Destin Harbor, East Pass, Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, this entertainer’s paradise is in a league separate from typical condos. With a sleek designer kitchen, open living space with stunning windows and custom roman shades that can be lifted by remote control that reveal stunning sunsets, this well cared for home also includes Boat Slip 4, that accommodates vessels up to approximately 55 feet, with the purchase of this penthouse. Enjoy waterfront pool, coded elevator, secured lobby and private storage room.
No matter your housing preference, Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in the listing and marketing of Destin beach homes with an outstanding portfolio of one of a kind homes for those looking beyond the ordinary.