Early visitors came to Destin to fish. After all, we have plenty of snapper, grouper, amberjack, swordfish, tuna and other delicious species for everyone. I can only imagine these guys coming in from a long day of fishing, boxes full of fish, the turquoise waters glistening under their boat, and the beautiful and undisturbed white sandy beaches greeting them as they entered the East Pass. What a feeling that must have been!
Fast forward thirty years and we still have great fishing but the vacant sands have been filled with homes that are as diverse as its residents. We have beachfront homes in Destin, homes on golf courses, bayfront homes, homes with large lots, and patio homes just to name a few.
Beachfront homes are found on Holiday Isle and feature some of the largest lots in the area with more than 100 ft. of frontage. These compounds provide tranquility and serenity while still being close to the fun stuff.
You will also find harbor front and canal front homes here. These homes are particularly popular with those that need deep water dockage for their fishing boats and yachts. An added bonus - the beach is just a short stroll away.
Magnificent homes line the majestic fairways at Regatta Bay. This Robert C. Walker designed golf course provides the perfect setting for vibrant and active living. Amenities include: Gated with Security, Swimming Pool, Walking Trails
Kelly Plantation is comparable to Regatta Bay and is considered one of the premier luxury neighborhoods in Destin. The Freddy Couples designed golf course has a challenging layout and gorgeous design. Amenities at Kelly Plantation include: Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Fitness Room, Gated with Security, Swimming Pool, and Equestrian center on site.
Destin’s oldest golf course community is Indian Bayou. In addition to golf, there are plenty of bayou front homes here as well. This well hidden neighborhood isn’t gated but many seasoned visitors to Destin do not know where it is. Here, half acre lots are the norm.
Crystal Beach is Destin’s premier resort community. All homes are within comfortable walking distance to the beach and make very popular vacation rentals. The 50x150 lot sizes are relatively large and allow for a main house, carriage house and swimming pool.
Since these Destin Homes are on the large size and frequently have 5 or more bedrooms, the gross rental income can approach 10% of the value of the home annually. The five public beach access points provide ample space for sunbathing, swimming, or lounging.
Sometimes referred to as old Destin, this area is popular with those looking for a primary home, outside of the resort zone, but near all the fun. Lots are generally larger and building restrictions are less stringent. If you want to park your boat in the front yard, this is a good place to look.
Regardless of your needs, we will be happy to help you find the home of your dreams. Give us a call today at call (850) 325-0004 , or email us with your questions.
Tim Shepard, Broker/Owner
Destin Real Estate, LLC
Cell: (850) 259-4133
Toll Free: (866) 678-SOLD
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