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We’re Growing! The Best Northwest Florida Vacation Rentals in 2023 and Beyond

March 1, 2023

As we kick off 2023 and prepare for a busy vacation season ahead, Scenic Stays takes a look back on the strides we’ve made over the past year to expand our footprint to include the best assortment of Northwest Florida vacation rentals. 

From new beach towns—like Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach, and Panama City Beach—to vacation homes with highly sought-after amenities, read on to learn more about our growing property assortment right here in Northwest Florida. 

Northwest Florida Vacation Destinations

When we opened our doors in 2018, our roots were along the unique beach towns of 30A. Shortly after, we expanded to its friendly neighbor, Destin, giving us the opportunity to offer a wide range of private homes and resort condominiums to our guests.

We’re proud and humbled to say that in 2022, we continued to grow our footprint to Panama City Beach, Okaloosa Island, and Navarre Beach. Each of these destinations is representative of a lifestyle, from laid-back beachcombers to vibrant entertainment meccas.  The expansion of our destinations gives guests more options to curate their perfect beach vacation.

Panama City Beach

Resting just east of 30A, Panama City Beach is known for its miles of sugar white sand and plethora of activities for everyone. Some of its main attractions include Pier Park, a shopping, dining, and entertainment center, and St. Andrews State Park, home to five ecological landscapes with ample beach access and a shuttle to Shell Island.

Not to mention, Panama City Beach has events galore, with some noteworthy must-sees, including the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and Gulf Coast Jam.  Come for the beach, come back for the entertainment; that’s Panama City Beach in a nutshell.

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Okaloosa Island

Okaloosa Island is a three-mile stretch of land connecting Destin and Fort Walton Beach via two bridges. An impeccable location, Okaloosa Island marries quiet beaches with nearby entertainment. Pop over to Fort Walton Beach for shopping and dining, and pick up some tacos from Burrito Del Sol.  For a more traditional beach vacation experience,  HarborWalk Village in Destin is a short drive and will have you immersed in fun, good food, and entertainment right from the get-go.

When staying along Okaloosa Island, check out the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, home to endless marine wildlife. If you’re there at the right time, you may even catch the release of one of their wild rehabilitated sea turtles, an event great for all ages.

Navarre Beach

Continuing approximately 15 miles west of Fort Walton Beach is Navarre Beach, a seemingly untouched beach town with lots of charm. If you’re looking for beach, beach, and more beach, Navarre Beach is a gem of a location.

Don’t be fooled by its simplicity; Navarre Beach knows a good thing when it sees it.  Keeping the beaches pristine is what they do best, but you’ll also find plenty of delicious local eateries and quaint little shops with unique treasures. When visiting, if you have any knack for cooking, try out the Navarre Seafood Market and pick up some locally sourced seafood, likely caught that day, and cook up a seafood feast in your vacation beach home.

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New & Noteworthy Northwest Florida Vacation Rentals

In addition to our expansion into new destinations, we’ve added more properties for you to choose from in our existing locations – Destin and 30A.

The Crescent

In 2022, Scenic Stays became the onsite rental company for The Crescent, a Gulf front, gated community resting in the heart of Miramar Beach.  With resort-style amenities like a Laguna pool, fitness center, and more, The Crescent offers one- to four-bedroom condos, and the Scenic Stays team is on-site to greet you with a smile. 

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New Vacation Rental Properties

Across Destin and 30A (and beyond), Scenic Stays continues to add new vacation rental properties for the best guest experience. Make sure to check our list of newly added properties for our more recent additions. From private beach homes resting directly on the Gulf of Mexico to amenity-packed condominiums, we are proud to continue to provide endless options for your dream vacation.

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Newly Upgraded Vacation Rental Properties

These homes and condos may have already been on our program, but in 2022 they went through a transformation with mindful upgrades, beach-chic decor, and layout plans built to bring friends and family together.

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Unique Vacation Home Amenities

Vacation homes from Navarre Beach to Panama City Beach and all points in between each offer a unique guest experience due in large part to unique amenities available at the house or within the community. As we continue to add new beach homes to our rental program, we continue to seek out homes with the unique amenities you’ve asked for!

On-Site Electric (EV) Chargers

More and more, we see an increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road, and we believe you shouldn’t have to be inconvenienced at the ‘last mile.’ That’s why we took the work out of charging your EV by placing EV Chargers on-site at select properties.  No more locating the nearest EV charging station; simply drive straight to your home-away-from-home, plug in your vehicle, and unplug the hustle and bustle back home.

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Vacation Homes with Stand-Out Amenities

The Best Selection of Northwest Florida Vacation Rentals

As you plan your next vacation to Northwest Florida beaches, look no further than Scenic Stays for the best selection of Northwest Florida vacation rentals.

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