Buy Your Tickets for 2018 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival!

2018 Tickets are now on sale!

Spring will be here before you know it and there is a 99% chance of wine in the forecast! Join us April 26 – 29, 2018 for “One of the South‘s standout food and beverage festivals” (USA Today). Indulge in 800+ wines, celebrity chefs and winemakers, food tastings and seminars, Nashville Songwriters and so much more.

See you in April when wine, food and fun converge at Grand Boulevard!

Get Your Tickets to the SoWal Wine Fest

One of the highlights of the spring season along the Emerald Coast is right around the corner.

The South Walton Beach Wine and Food Festival scheduled from April 27 to 30th. Tickets are on sale here.

Located at Grand Boulevard, the event offers music, food and as much wine as you can take. Hundreds of reds and whites and sparkling wines are ready for you to sip and spit or just simply enjoy in the spring sun as you stroll through Grand Boulevard.

 

Happy New Year!

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Best Wishes to You and Your Family for a Happy New Year from Your Realtors in Paradise!

With more than $33 million sold in 2016, Christina and I feel blessed to be able to sell luxury residential real estate in the Florida Panhandle and appreciate your business over the past 13 years!  Thank you for making 2016 our best year yet! 

We are looking forward to working with you again in 2017!

Please let us know anything we can do to help make your 2017 year a success!

Andy and Christina Meinen

New Restaurants on tap for Scenic 30A

An old classic and a new eatery are open in South Watlon

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Seagrove Village Market and the Surfing Deer – both in Seagrove at the intersection of County Road 395 and Scenic 30A – are ready for hungry locals, vacationers and foodies alike. The Hartley Restaurant Group are behind both eateries.

The venerable Seagrove Village Market as been a South Walton staple for generations. The restaurant closed last year and moved about 50 yards north to the corner of County Road 395 and Grove Avenue in Old Seagrove. Check out the website and menus here.

Open for lunch and dinner, the Seagrove Village Market will still over the classics that folks have come to love over the years. Burgers and the grouper sandwiches will still be available, as will the Po-Boys, which include grouper, shrimp, oyster, Andouille and shrimp and a new comer – hot chicken.

Shrimp tacos, salads, fried seafood baskets and desserts are ready too.

The Hartley Group also added the Surfing Deer in the old V Seagrove location. You can visit their website page here. The Surfing Deer is only open for dinner.

They will have oysters, crispy calamari, cheddar-jalapeno corn pancakes and other appetizers.

The main courses include: local Gulf fish, stout coffee braised short ribs, shrimp and grits and red curry mussels. Sides, soups, salads and much more is ready for you at the Surfing Deer.

Get Your Gumbo On!

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If you love Gumbo while walking around in the sunshine, then you need to come down to the Gumbo Festival in Sandestin.

Baytowne Wharf’s annual Gumbo Festival is set for Feb. 13-14, 2015. The main event will be Feb. 14 at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The main event will include more than a dozen local restaurants, associations and clubs competing for the coveted prize of the best gumbo along the Emerald Coast.

On the afternoon of Feb. 13, there will be a seafood boil at Fat Tuesday’s which will mark the official kickoff of the festival.

Each participant will have their own special gumbo for ticket holders to try. The gumbos range from fancy duck gumbo to the standard seafood gumbo to gumbo in such a deep, dark roux that you’d think it was motor oil.

This event gets bigger and better every year. This will be the 26th Gumbo Festival, so don’t delay and get on down to sample the area’s best gumbo.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit the event’s website here: http://www.sandestingumbofestival.com/

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty Opening Second 30A Office

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida (May 6, 2014) – Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty announces that it has leased 4,125 square feet of office space at 30Avenue. The sophisticated village center, whose construction is well underway, anchors the gateway to Scenic Highway 30A at the intersection of Highway 98 near the new urbanism communities of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty Owners Blake Morar and Chris Abbott met 30Avenue Developer Bryan Corr at the luxury firm’s existing location on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach Monday afternoon to finalize the agreement.

“This is tremendous for our business,” said Morar. “We’ve operated out of one office for over 15 years. Adding this prominent office location is a big, but exciting change that will allow our agents to provide their customers on the east end of 30A with an even greater level of service.”

“30Avenue is a natural first stop for travelers coming to 30A from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport,” said Abbott. “We’re eager to leverage the global recognition of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand at this location, and confident that our presence there will attract further attention to the luxury properties of Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and WaterSound Beach. ”

An allée of soaring date palms creates a dramatic first impression, inviting patrons of 30Avenue to explore the 16-acre mixed-use town center Gateway to Paradise. Grand promenades and open green spaces combine with sheltering paseos, fountains, and intimate courtyards in the spirit of historic shopping districts from Palm Beach to Highland Park, and Country Club Plaza.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, scenicsir.com.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty will occupy the 2nd floor of Building D in Phase I of 30Avenue. Phase I is expected to be complete this July. The firm anticipates its new office location will be open late this fall.

Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 3305 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For additional information, please contact 850.231.6052. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

 

Shuttle Coming to 30A this Summer

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The Sunshine Turtle Express will ferry beachgoers along Scenic 30A this summer.

The FREE ride is provided by Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine and will be privately funded by local businesses.

The shuttle will run from Grayton Corners, Grayton Bar & Grill, Seaside, V Seagrove, 723 Whiskey Bravo, and Publix on 395 (WaterColor Crossings). The free shuttle will operate every day from 11:00am to Midnight between May 24th and September 1st, 2014.

Sunshine Shuttle owner John Finch said he is looking to use this initial service as a way to expand the shuttle across the county.

For more info, visit Sunshine Shuttle or call 850-650-6333.

Just Sold in Burnt Pine, Sandestin, FL

 

Property Description

The spacious, single-level floor plan of this Burnt Pine home features a gourmet kitchen with Viking dual fuel range, built-in refrigerator, two wine coolers, custom cabinets and granite counters. Custom built-ins surround the natural gas fireplace in the living room and double sliding glass doors lead out to the spacious screened lanai with pool and outdoor kitchen. Three of the four bedrooms reside on the west side of the home which affords the east side master bedroom superior privacy. The master bedroom features two walk-in closets with custom shelves and bath accented by tumbled travertine tile, a seamless shower, soaking tub, his and her vanities and dressing area.

For more information, call Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 or Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777.  Andy and Christina are Realtors, who specialize in listing and selling real estate along 30A, Destin and Sandestin, as well as Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound.

Just Sold in Abacos on Scenic 30A

 

Property Description

This amazing fully furnished two-floor condo has Gulf views and will be an ideal vacation rental and beach retreat. Located across the street from the Ed Walline Beach Access and next door to all the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Gulf Place, Abacos is perfectly located on Scenic 30A. A local rental management company estimates the condo can do $39,045 in Gross Rental Income a year.

The top floor of this condo is all about living and entertaining. The open kitchen has stainless appliances, marble counter tops and a breakfast bar. The dining area leads into the living room, which has a balcony with Gulf views. This corner condo also has plenty of windows that run along the side of the building letting in lots of sunlight. There is a locked, owners closet next to the front door. A half bathroom rounds out the top floor of this unit.

Heading downstairs there are three bedrooms with two full bathrooms. This floor also has an entry/exit door that leads out to the second floor of the complex for easy access. The master bedroom has an ample walk-in closet, a tiered ceiling, and comfortable furniture. The master bathroom has dual sinks and a tub and shower combo. Down the hallway there are two more bedrooms – one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. The condo also has a full-sized washer and dryer. The two guest bedrooms have access to a private balcony as well. Abacos also has a private pool. All room dimensions and square footage are approximate and should be verified by the buyer.

For more information, call Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 or Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777.  Andy and Christina are Realtors, who specialize in listing and selling real estate along 30A, Destin and Sandestin, as well as Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound.

Just Sold in Gulf Place, FL, on Scenic 30A

This amazing home just sold in Gulf Place, FL, on Scenic 30A.

 

Property Description

This amazing fully furnished two-floor condo has Gulf views and will be an ideal vacation rental and beach retreat. Located across the street from the Ed Walline Beach Access and next door to all the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Gulf Place, Abacos is perfectly located on Scenic 30A. A local rental management company estimates the condo can do $39,045 in Gross Rental Income a year.

The top floor of this condo is all about living and entertaining. The open kitchen has stainless appliances, marble counter tops and a breakfast bar. The dining area leads into the living room, which has a balcony with Gulf views. This corner condo also has plenty of windows that run along the side of the building letting in lots of sunlight. There is a locked, owners closet next to the front door. A half bathroom rounds out the top floor of this unit.

Heading downstairs there are three bedrooms with two full bathrooms. This floor also has an entry/exit door that leads out to the second floor of the complex for easy access. The master bedroom has an ample walk-in closet, a tiered ceiling, and comfortable furniture. The master bathroom has dual sinks and a tub and shower combo. Down the hallway there are two more bedrooms – one with a queen bed and the other with twin beds. The condo also has a full-sized washer and dryer. The two guest bedrooms have access to a private balcony as well. Abacos also has a private pool. All room dimensions and square footage are approximate and should be verified by the buyer.

For more information, call Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 or Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777.  Andy and Christina are Realtors, who specialize in listing and selling real estate along 30A, Destin and Sandestin, as well as Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound.