Best Buy in Seacrest Beach, FL

Check out this great condo that is the best priced per square foot, as well as the lowest priced condo in all of The Village of South Walton. Enjoy this great location between Alys and Rosemary Beach in the heart of Seacrest Beach.  Great rental potential estimated at $15,000 gross rental income per year.

Property Description

This one-bedroom studio is a great vacation retreat in The Village of South Walton. Great rental potential…#255 that is just a few doors down and similar size did $15,000 in 2012 in gross rental income and $12,000 in gross rental income in 2011. There are hardwood floors in the living area. Condo has a kitchenette with mini fridge and sink. This unit is offered fully furnished excluding contents in locked owner’s closet and leather love seat in living area. There is a laundry room on the same floor of building. The village has several great restaurants and shops. Located between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, the Village of South Walton is in an ideal location for shopping and dining. Deeded beach access is conveniently located through Sunset Beach. Great onsite pool at the Village just a few steps away from this condo! Currently this property has access to Seacrest Beach’s 12,000 sq ft pool through February 28, 2016. This condo is being offered fully furnished excluding the contents of the owner’s storage closet and the leather love seat. 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 Seagrove Beach, FL, on 30A

Property Description

Seagrove Beach, Florida, real estate in the gated neighborhood of Summer’s Edge is popular for its location south of 30A near the Gulf of Mexico. This pristine home is only a few feet from one of two fabulous neighborhood pools, and steps from the beach! Beautifully furnished interiors give way to wonderful porches with privacy as well as Gulf views. This is the perfect property for a beach investment or second home. Immediately, your spirits are brightened upon entering the sunny living areas of this home, highlighted by two stories of windows. The living room, kitchen and dining room are in the back of the home overlooking a private deck. The master bedroom is also conveniently located on the first floor. All furnishings convey with a small list of exceptions.

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

Under Contract in Sandestin, FL

Property Description

This penthouse level condo with lock-off  offers two bedrooms; one is a large master with king-size bed and private bath while the other is amply-sized with two queen-size beds, a balcony and private bath. The living room area provides additional sleeping space with a sleeper sofa. The third bath is an added bonus. Its views from the 5th floor are relaxing and peaceful, overlooking the garden and pool area.

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

 

List by February 15th to get in Niche!

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GET IN NICHE!

List your 30A or Destin property with us by February 15th to get it featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Niche, out this April!

NICHE…

  • exclusively features the entire listing inventory of Destin Real Estate Company
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  • measurably generates over 1,200 property-releated inquiries each year
  • will arrive in your mailbox this April!*

* e-mail us with your mailing address to request a complimentary subscription if you don’t already receive Niche by mail!

For more information, call Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 or Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777.  Andy and Christina 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 Seagrove Beach, FL

This home designed by Dungan Nequette in the Summer’s Edge community in Seagrove, FL,  is newly painted both inside and out and features both a new air conditioning condenser unit and new stainless steel dishwasher. Hardwood floors carry throughout while board and batten walls can be found on the ground floor. The kitchen features granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A screened porch is joined by a third-floor tower with attached deck with great views of the Gulf. The beach is just steps away as are two neighborhood pools, one of which is heated. Its features and proximity to neighborhood amenities and the beach make it a successful vacation rental.

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

Happy New Year: 2012 Recap from Christina and Andy Meinen

WaterSound Beach, FL

Thank you for all of your continued business and referrals. 2012 has been an incredible year, and we are looking forward to an amazing 2013.

In 2012, Christina and I sold 59 properties worth a total of over $24.5 million. This is an increase from 50 properties the year before!

We are seeing many exciting things happening along 30A, Sandestin, and Destin, and the market is busier than ever. Inventory continues to dwindle, and buyers and sellers continue to move the good properties quickly. Properties that are priced right are placed under contract within days of being listed on the market.

We see fewer and fewer short sales and foreclosures and find that the great deals are sold from sellers who are motivated to do the next thing – whether they are looking for a different property within the area or life brought them to make a different change completely.

Currently, there are only six foreclosed homes and three foreclosed condos on the market on all of 30A!

The good news if you are a seller is that properties are moving! The key is to be priced right so your property does not get stale. Our average days on market is 5% less than the market average and sales-price to list-price ratio is better than the market average.

The good news if you are a buyer is there are some great deals out there. The key is to act soon, as inventory is dwindling and have a Realtor working with you to keep their eyes peeled on the properties that fit what you are looking for.

The rental market has also increased. January and February are busy months for rental properties being booked for Spring and Summer. Now is a good time to secure your new property so it can start to get booked.

If you have not visited the area lately, we encourage you to make a trip – you will not believe all of the construction!

We are here to help you and listen to your unique situation.

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, Grayton Beach, The Retreat, Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound.

 

 

Under Contract in Seagrove Beach, FL

Property Description

Seagrove Beach, Florida real estate in the gated neighborhood of Summer’s Edge is popular for its location south of County Road 30A near the Gulf of Mexico.

This pristine home is only a few feet from one of two fabulous neighborhood pools, and steps from the beach! Beautifully furnished interiors give way to wonderful porches with privacy as well as Gulf views. This is the perfect property for a beach investment or second home. Immediately, your spirits are brightened upon entering the sunny living areas of this home, highlighted by two stories of windows.

The living room, kitchen and dining room are in the back of the home overlooking a private deck. The master bedroom is also conveniently located on the first floor.

All furnishings convey with a small list of exceptions.

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

Come Get Your Gumbo!

www.sandestingumbofestival

If you like Gumbo, then find a clean spoon and skip breakfast cause Gumbo Fest is almost here.

The 24th Annual Gumbo Festival takes place President’s Day weekend Feb. 15 & 16, 2013 (12-4pm) at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Stroll the Village streets and sample gumbo from the area’s best restaurants and chefs. This weekend of food, fun, and live entertainment is not to be missed! Saturday tickets to the main event are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

Check out the website here.

Just Sold in WaterColor, FL

25 Rain Lily, WaterColor, FL (2) 25 Rain Lily, WaterColor, FL

Property Description

This T.S. Adams Studio, Architects design situated on Cerulean Park North in Phase 3 of WaterColor is one among only two homes on the market in WaterColor and one among only ten homes on the market along all of Scenic Highway 30A that offers seven bedrooms.

Only three neighbors to the south separate it from the foot bridge over Western Lake that leads to the Boat House and Gulf-front Beach Club in Town Center and only 6 to the north separate it from the Frog Pool. A leading local vacation rental company projects that this home will gross approximately $200K in annual rental income.

Gurgling fountains in the park stream water past the gracious front porch with gas fireplace, luxurious Brazilian ipe hardwood deck material and Bevelo authentic gas lanterns to create a tranquil outdoor room. The exterior of the home features Hardie Board artisan lap siding as well as impact glass doors and windows.

The ground level features an open floor plan that combines the kitchen, living and dining room areas. Heart pine hardwood floors carry throughout the entire ground level and are complemented by rough hewn timber beams that dot the center of the space and join additional beams that span its width along the ceiling. Horizontal hardwood cottage paneling adorns the walls to create a comfortable atmosphere that at the same time conveys sophistication and elegance.

A den off of the dining room with concrete tile floors and mitered pecky cypress ceiling offers a cozy place to retreat in front of its gas fireplace.

The kitchen revolves around a grand 8×7-foot island with mahogany hardwood counter that comfortably seats seven. Its stainless steel appliance package includes a Dacor six-burner gas range with double oven, Broan vent hood, GE Monogram refrigerator, two Sub Zero freezer drawers, Maytag ice maker, Marvel beverage cooler, Fisher and Paykel dish drawer, and Asko dishwasher. Soft-closing cabinet drawers and a pot filler are among its additional conveniences.

The first of seven bedroom suites is conveniently located on the ground level. Its marble-clad bath features Kohler fixtures that can be found in each of the six full baths throughout the home, serviced by two 80-gallon self-cleaning Rheem water heaters.

An adjacent powder room features a cast concrete sink and charming transom window over the door to invite in natural light. A front-loading GE washer and dryer stack can be found in the mud room off of the two-car garage, just inside from the outdoor shower with hot and cold water service, glass door and limestone surround for easy clean-up after the beach.

The staircase leading to the second and third levels features handsome gingerbread balusters and a mahogany handrail. Four individual owner closets lead to the immense second bedroom with sitting area, full bath and walk-in closet.

Down the light-filled hall is an additional laundry room with utility sink and GE Profile washer and dryer. The three additional guest suites found on this level feature wall-to-wall sea grass rugs and crown molding. Their baths feature double vanities, walk-in showers with built-in seats, private water closets and walk-in closets.

The second-floor porch is a mirror of the one below it on the ground level and features a comfortable swinging bed from which to enjoy the park below.

Finally, on the third level, there is an additional living room area set beneath broad dormer windows and wood beamed and paneled ceiling. The sixth and seventh bedrooms are mirror images of one another and each features 5 built-in bunk beds. The two rooms are joined by a shared bath with tub/shower combo and unique three-sink vanity.

Call Andy Meinen and Christina Meinen today for more information about buying and selling property in WaterColor, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and all along Scenic 30A and Destin, FL.

Just Listed in Seacrest Beach, FL

This amazing three-story furnished vacation home has excellent Gulf views and is in the much sought after Seacrest Beach community along Scenic 30A.

This four-bedroom – plus loft and office – home is a great vacation rental with a gross rental income for 2012 of $43,235 and projected to reach $50,000 by the end of the year. Rental rates have been raised and the home is projected to gross $59,073.75 in 2013 by 360 Blue Properties. The home can sleep 14 guests.

The first master bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor, along with the kitchen, living and dining areas. The second floor has a bedroom and a bunk room, as well as an entertainment room with a pullout sleeper queen sofa. The third floor has a office/bonus room with great Gulf views and the second master bedroom.

Owners and guests have access to Seacrest Beach’s 12,000-foot lagoon pool, deeded beach access, and a convenient tram service. Seacrest Beach is also ideally located between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach so you’re close to shopping and dining, all within walking distance. All room dimensions and square footage are approximate and should be verified by the buyer.

Call Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777 or Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 for more information.