Destin & 30A Travel Planner: 5 Vacation Home Features for an Unforgettable Trip
July 11, 2022
When planning a group or multi-family vacation in Destin or 30A, the vacation home options are seemingly endless. Just like the varied natural features you’ll find throughout the area–pristine beaches, coastal dune lakes, state parks, and more–vacation homes across Northwest Florida beaches range in size, price, amenities, beach access, and more.
As you start to plan your group getaway to Destin and 30A, there’s a lot to consider. With thousands of beach homes spanning the 30+ miles of beaches from Holiday Isle in Destin all the way to Inlet Beach on the East end of 30A, it’s important to cut through the clutter by focusing on the features that are most important to your group.
From cozy beach bungalows to palatial Gulf-front homes with private beach access, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect vacation home for your next Destin or 30A beach trip.
Vacation Homes with Private Pools
Private pools are loved by groups large and small whose number one priority is convenience. Essential for families with small kids–you can’t put a price on having a pool to enjoy during daily nap times–and incredibly convenient for larger groups who need room to spread out during the day, a vacation home with a private pool is a highly sought after amenity for groups of all sizes.
Pro Tip: Homes with private pools can be hard to comeby, but don’t discount homes with community pools. Community pools in the Destin and 30A are are oftentimes expansive with water features and surrounded by unique amenities.
Pet-Friendly Vacation Homes
If you ask us, traveling with our fur babies is the best way to travel! Destin and 30A make an excellent vacation destination for pet-friendly travel with paved sidewalks and pet-friendly restaurants with patios throughout the area. While those furry friends may not be allowed on the beaches in Okaloosa and Walton counties, they’ll enjoy basking in the air conditioning at your vacation home while you’re away at the beach.
EV Friendly Vacation Homes
As electric vehicles become more popular in the market, EV chargers at your accommodations are no longer a luxury–they’re a requirement. While Destin and 30A offer a variety of public EV charging locations, the accessibility of having an EV charger at your vacation home is incomparable. When you book an EV friendly vacation rental with us, you can wake up every morning with a fully charged vehicle–ready to go wherever the day may take you.
Vacation Homes with Golf Carts
If your ideal vacation includes not driving your car again until you leave, you’ll love staying at a vacation home with a golf cart! Both Sandestin and 30A are particularly golf cart friendly, with lower speed limits and dedicated golf cart parking at many public places. Plus, with public beach access points located every few miles along Scenic Highway 30A, a golf cart offers the flexibility to beach hop from one day to the next. While golf cart rentals can be facilitated for many beach homes (check with us to confirm the property allows golf carts first), why not book a vacation rental with a golf cart included?
Vacation Homes with Bikes
There’s no better way to get around the area’s beach communities than on two wheels. With extra-wide walk and bike paths in Miramar Beach and just about everywhere on 30A, renting a vacation home with bikes included is the perfect option for fitness-focused and adventure travelers. Like golf carts, bike rentals can be facilitated for many of our vacation homes. But for a select group of vacation homes, we include complimentary bikes for added convenience.
When you book with Scenic Stays, we encourage you to enlist us as your Destin and 30A travel planners. Rest assured, we’ll help you find the perfect vacation home for an unforgettable trip, with recommendations on where to eat and shop and things to do, to boot. Start your search online using amenity filters or contact us directly so we can curate a list of homes we think you’ll love.