Investment rental vacation properties

- Buying an Investment Rental Home
- Buying an Investment Rental Condo

What Makes These Outstanding Investment Opportunities?

Hot off the press an updated listing of top-selling Gulf Coast investment properties currently being offered as vacation rentals in the Destin & 30A area. Most are furnished and currently rented, and represent turnkey investments in various price ranges.

An investment property won't necessarily have all of these features, but many will contain some or all. What is important to you really depends on what you're looking for. Ask yourself, is it long term investment that will be a permanent vacation rental, or maybe a seasonal rental that you'll be using as well.

Commonly found features you'll find among these Destin and 30A listings include:

  • Documented rental income
  • Furnished
  • Currently being used as a vacation rental
  • Located in a complex or neighborhood with access to a pool and other amenities
  • Located close to the beach
  • Easy access to shopping, dining and recreation

Single-family homes may have extra features including:

  • Private swimming pool or spa
  • Several bedrooms, including multiple master bedrooms and bunk areas
  • The building may be 2 or 3 stories high
  • Multiple decks or balconies accessible from various rooms in the house
  • Additional carriage home
  • Extra parking
  • Outdoor living space
  • Elevator

Buying an Investment Home

Beachfront home in Destin, Florida

As of November, 2019, there were 383 attached and detached single family homes listed as investment properties in Destin and 30A:

  • Average square feet: 2,939
  • Highest price: $8,500,000
  • Lowest price: $325,000
  • Average List Price: $1,629,919

View investment homes for sale that are currently being used as vacation rentals in Destin and 30A

Below is a list of top-selling neighborhoods for investment homes in Destin and the 30A. Many come furnished and are currently rented, making them turnkey investments for new buyers.



Average Selling Price


Over $1 Million

Gulf Pines Miramar Beach $3,407,853
Rosemary Beach Rosemary Beach $2,414,027
Watercolor Santa Rosa Beach $1,869,494
Seaside Santa Rosa Beach $1,678,813
Gulf Trace Santa Rosa Beach $1,578,000
Watersound Beach Watersound $1,495,400
Destiny by the Sea Destin $1,474,500
Grayton Beach Miramar Beach $1,442,250
Inlet Beach Inlet Beach $1,435,240
Seagrove Santa Rosa Beach $1,427,250
Dunes of Destin Destin $1,185,660


Crystal Beach Destin $947,961
Frangista Beach Miramar Beach $934,286
Destiny (misc) Destin $900,167
Seacrest Beach Seacrest $857,605
Destiny East Destin 818,417
Emerald Waters Village Miramar Beach $725,000


Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach Santa Rosa Beach $650,000
Highland Parks Santa Rosa Beach $642,143
Villa Lago Miramar Beach $588,000
Magnolia Cottages Seacrest $574,260
Terra Cotta Terrace Destin $558,750
Villages of Crystal Beach Destin $514,106
Crystal Beach Cottages Destin $507,500


Laurel Grove Miramar Beach $493,438
Blue Gulf Resort Santa Rosa Beach $488,000
Miramar Beach Villas Miramar Beach $464,950
Prominence Inlet Beach $464,333


Fairways at Sandestin Miramar Beach $392,227
Blue Surf Miramar Beach $372,375

Buying an Investment Condo

condos on the beach in Destin, Florida

As of November, 2019, there were 429 investment condos listed on the MLS in Destin and 30A:

  • Average square feet: 1,428
  • Highest price: $2,877,000
  • Lowest price: $309,000
  • Average List Price: $620,574

View investment condos currently being used as vacation rentals in Destin and 30A

Below is a list of top-selling developments for investment condos in Destin and the 30A. Many are close to the beach, have a good selection of amenities and are minutes to dining, shopping and recreation. They often come furnished and ready to rent.

Condo Community


Average Selling Price


Over $700k

Adagio Santa Rosa Beach $1,541,000
Watercolor Santa Rosa Beach $878,000
Crystal Dunes Destin $858,750
Rosemary Beach Rosemary Beach $858,125
Silver Beach Towers Destin $769,120
Dunes of Seagrove Santa Rosa Beach $755,629


Emerald Grande Destin $674,375
Sanctuary at Redfish Santa Rosa Beach $672,000
Azure Fort Walton Beach $626,850
Silver Shells Resort Destin $604,833
Villas at Seacrest Seacrest $604,375
One Seagrove Place Santa Rosa Beach $568,000
Sterling Shores Destin $565,400
Hidden Dunes Miramar Beach $533,278
Tides at Tops'l Miramar Beach $503,500


Tivoli by the Sea Miramar Beach $499,375
Jetty East Destin $494,500
Majestic Sun Miramar Beach $493,067
Inlet Reef Club Destin $485,300
Crystal Sands Destin $465,583
Waterscape Fort Walton Beach $461,663
Beachside 1 & 2 Miramar Beach $460,667
Beach House Miramar Beach $460,000
East Pass Towers Destin $454,914
Edgewater Beach Miramar Beach $453,950
Gulf Dunes Fort Walton Beach $446,167
Shoreline Towers Destin $440,500
Island Princess Fort Walton Beach $438,125
Breakers of Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach $434,063
Water's Edge Fort Walton Beach $429,625
Mainsail Miramar Beach $420,414
Destin Surfside Destin $413,545
Destin West Fort Walton Beach $406,513


Island Echo Fort Walton Beach $399,450
Luau I & II Miramar Beach $399,056
Ariel Dunes Miramar $389,544
Terrace at Pelican Beach Destin $388,000
Pelican Beach Resort Destin $381,953
Emerald Isle Fort Walton Beach $373,500
Sundestin International Miramar Beach $362,833
Beachside Villas Santa Rosa Beach $355,275
Gulf Place Santa Rosa Beach $348,400
Maravilla Miramar Beach $345,718
Holiday Surf & Racquet Destin $342,500
Alerio Miramar $331,057
Pelican Isle Fort Walton Beach $330,863
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