Thursday, December 29, 2011

Destin Pelican Beach Resort Wallpaper For Your Desktop

I just found a link on the Destin Pelican Beach Resort management site for wallpaper for your desktop.

The weather here in Tennessee is turning colder and what better way to bring back memories of your Destin beachfront vacation with one of these wallpapers on your desktop.

I know many of my past renters read this blog and will want to grab one of these two beautiful pictures. There are several sizes available depending on your screen size.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

One More Renter Before New Year & Snowbirds

A few months ago, my wife and I donated a 5 nights stay in the nicest beachfront condo at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

We donated it to Christ Classical Academy(in Dyersburg,Tn) and their annual fundraiser auction. The family that eventually bid the highest amount must have heard about how nice it is because they paid lots of money for the 5 night stay.

They check in on December 27 and out New Years Day. Our snowbirds check in also on New Years Day for a 2 1/2 months stay.

We are starting to book up the calendar for 2012 so check the dates(calendar) over on the left side and contact me for pricing information. My direct number is 731-589-7841. You can call or text me on that number.

I would like to personally thank all my renters in 2011 and look forward to you coming and staying with us again in the new year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nicest Destin Pelican Beach Resort Beachfront Condo

Here is a video I took 5 months ago after a recent upgrade of the nicest Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo #1004.

Still More Upgrades In #1004 Pelican Beach Resort

I am always looking for ways to upgrade my condo #1004 at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort.

This Friday I am planning on flying down to Destin and putting in either porcelain or ceramic tile in the master bedroom. My next renter checks in on Sunday so I have to have it ready by then.

The entire condo will then be tile floors with the exception of some area rugs. Our condo is already rated deluxe plus but we want it rated the #1 condo at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

We still have a few available days in December then a snowbird checks in January 1 for 2 1/2 months. Our availability calendar is over on the left so pick some dates then call or text me(Mike) at 731-589-7841 and I will figure you a great discounted rate for your vacation stay.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our First Vacation In 30 Years-Destin,Florida

Some of our very best friends here in Dyersburg work all the time and have not taken a vacation in 30 years. I know that is hard to believe.

We go to church with Pete and Sonja and they just came back from "paradise" to quote them correctly.

Sonja text'd me 3-4 times telling me that staying in our Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo was like no vacation they had ever experienced.

If you are looking for a "Destin paradise vacation" and love the beach(sugary sand) and emerald green waters then check the availability calendar over in the left column. Contact Mike at 731-589-7841 and let me give you a fantastic price for your Destin family vacation.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just Beautiful At Pelican Beach Resort Destin

Today it is just beautiful at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin. My family and I got here Saturday afternoon and it has been sunny everyday with the exception of a storm front which came through at dark last night. I got up this morning to a bright sunny day with temperatures in the 70's.

I went swimming on Monday and the water was cold at first but not bad at all once I got used to it.

Today is our last full day at the resort and I am sure we are headed down to the beach after the movie "Gone with the Wind" goes off our tv.

If you are looking to rent one of if not the nicest Destin Pelican Beach Resort condos for your vacation, check the calendar over on the left for availability then call or text Mike at 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We Are Headed to Destin Pelican Beach Resort This Weekend

My family and I are headed to the Destin Pelican Beach Resort this weekend for a short vacation. We will only be there a few days(my wife says not long enough) then back home and school for the kids.

I am planning to return to the condo the second weekend in December to tile the master bedroom. If it is pretty my brother in law and I will fly down(3 hr flight) and if not we will drive(9 hr drive). That trip will be quick as it is just a working on condo trip.

There are still a few empty spaces in December on my calendar over on the left so let me know if you want to sneak in a quick vacation. Looks like there is also 3 days and nights open the end of this month.

I will still give you a Pelican Beach Resort discount even if it is short notice. My direct number is 731-589-7841.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pictures From Destin Fishing Rodeo In October

I was surfing online this morning and stopped in at the NWF daily newspaper and came across some pictures from the just completed Destin fishing rodeo that ran the entire month of October.

Here is a link to one of the days catch complete with pictures. I hope you enjoy the slideshow as much as I did.

I know the management team at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort is now gearing up for the arrival of the snowbirds in a few days. My snowbird does not check-in until January 1st so there is still time this year to book your vacation in the nicest beachfront condo in Destin in unit #1004. The availability calendar is over on the left or you can contact me at 731-589-7841.

Monday, November 7, 2011

May 2012 Filling Up Quickly At The Destin Pelican Beach Resort #1 Condo Unit #1004

Last Thursday and Friday I received two calls wanting to book a vacation at my Destin Pelican Beach Resort condo. Fortunately these are for different dates. I gave both of the potential renters a great discounted rate and they both said "book it".

Then on this past Saturday I got a call inquiring about renting the entire month of May but I had to tell her the entire month is not available.

If you are planning your next vacation to Destin's Pelican Beach Resort, check out my availability calendar over on the left side then give me a call or text for the rate so you too can get booked into the #1 condo at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort. My cell number is 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We Absolutely Love the Destin Pelican Beach Resort

I got a call earlier from a guy in Texas who told me he and his wife just love the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Mark and his wife love the resort so much that they got married on the beach directly behind the Pelican Building.

They have been returning to the Resorts of Pelican Beach every year for the last ten years. Mark said they lived in Birmingham but moved to Texas a couple of years ago but continue to make Destin and The Pelican Beach their vacation destination.

I asked Mark why he called me to book his Destin beachfront condo vacation and he said that they always try to stay in the nicest condo there and my unit which he found on Florida VRBO is the nicest one they have found so they wanted to go ahead and book for May 2012. I told him how much I appreciate his compliment and promised him he would love unit #1004 and would not be disappointed.

If you are looking for a beautiful beachfront condo to book for your Florida family vacation(one that won't break the bank) then check the calendar over on the left side and pick your dates and then call or text Mike at 731-589-7841.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Special Winter Season Getaways Promotion In Destin

The Pelican Beach Resort in Destin has just announced a winter seasons getaways promotion beginning November 1, 2011.

Book my Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo for 3 nights and get the 4th night free. This rate is based on the regular 3 night rate.

Book for 5 nights and get the 6th and 7th nights free. This is based on the 4-6 night regular rate.

Here is a rate sheet(2011) with those rates to help you figure the total for your stay.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Family Loves Our Destin Beachfront Condo

Yesterday I contacted the family vacationing in our Destin beachfront condo. She said the weather is beautiful,all the updates are great, the kitchen is beautiful as are the new bathroom vanities.

She also said that we have the best condo that they have stayed in at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin. Thank-you Taryn for the great review. I bet those two kids love the hallway bunks with individual entertainment centers.

My family is planning a return to Destin around Thanksgiving but we still have a few openings for your family Destin vacation. The calendar is over on the left side. Call or text Mike at 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Four Days and Nights Over 25% Discount -Pelican Beach Resort

In my last post I advertised 5 days and nights at a nice discount but the calendar has changed and only Tuesday 18th check-in and Saturday 22nd check-out is available. That is a 4 night stay.

If you were booking with the Pelican Beach Management Company at the regular rate it would be a total of $701.52. However, they sometimes run a 20% discount so I am prepared to offer you over a 25% discount for October 18 - October 22. That total rate which includes all taxes and fees would be $450.00.

My family and I just returned home today from vacationing at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort and had a great time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Five days and Nights Available At Discount Price-Pelican Beach Destin

I just looked at the calendar for my Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo and see that five days and nights are open mid month. Actually I just quoted a VRBO Florida inquiry and a vacation rental people Florida inquiry yesterday for those dates. The open dates are October 17-21.

The price I quoted was $699 total including fees and taxes. That is a discount of 20% off the regular price. If you see this add and call or text me to reserve these dates, I will knock off another 5% for a total of $665.

By the way, I am flying down this Friday for a few days of R&R. Don't forget the fishing rodeo is going on the entire month of October.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

List of Coming Events in Destin Fall 2011

Destin hosts numerous special events and activities throughout the year. Many times, the Resorts of Pelican Beach will offer a special discount for visitors to many of Destin's best events!

Upcoming Events Include:

33rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival
September 30 - October 2, 2011

The 33rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival is going to set up along the length of Destin harbor from Harborwalk Village to the Boathouse Oyster Bar, including the Lucky Snapper Grill & Bar, Olin Marler Charter Boat Service, A.J.'s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Galati Yacht Sales, Dewey Destin's, the City of Destin Royal Melvin Heritage Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and East Pass Marina on Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011.

Florida State H.O.G. Rally 2011
October 20 - October 22, 2011
Each year the Florida State rally gets bigger and bigger. More HOG (Harley Owners Group) members are attending the Florida rallies due to the weather, location, meeting old friends and making new friends. From October 20-23, 2011, the Florida State H.O.G. Rally comes to Destin!

Be sure to check my calendar for availability at the Pelican's #1 beachfront condo rental.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Family Just checked Out Of Pelican Beach Resort

My brother in law and his wife told us 2 weeks ago that they hadn't had a vacation in 7 years. We were all at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville in the waiting room(father in law had open heart surgery).

My wife told them she could change that and she called the Pelican Beach Resort Destin and made them a reservation. They went on Monday and checked out today. They told us thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for allowing them to stay in our Destin beachfront condo. They loved the decor of the condo, the beautiful white sandy beaches, the emerald green water, the on-site staff and the amenities of the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

The weather is now about perfect for a beach vacation in Destin. Call or text Mike direct at 731-589-7841 to book your Destin vacation.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 11-15 Discount More Than 25% Pelican Beach Resort

Currently I have September 11-15 open in my Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo and I am offering more than a 25% discount for those 5 days.

Check-in would be on Sunday the 11th and check-out would be Friday the 16th. The current rate being charged is $849.15 but with my discount figured in it would only be $657 total. This includes cleaning fees and taxes.

Please call or text Mike at 731-589-7841 to take advantage of this great deal.

Monday, August 29, 2011

VRBO Review Destin Pelican Beach Resort

I just wanted to share with my readers a review I just received from a recent vacationer and renter of my Pelican Beach Resort Destin condo. Paula found my Destin condo on VRBO and she posted this review there.

Our family just returned from staying a week in this beautifully remodeled condo. The pictures accurately reflect the gorgeous gulf front view and appearance of the unit. My 4-yr-old daughter loved watching movies in her bunk area. Our bed was very comfortable. The granite and stainless are beautiful and the dishwasher is the quietest I've ever heard... now I must get one of those! There was never a wait for the elevators. Having the washer/dryer across the hall was convenient. The resort's staff was always friendly and helpful. The onsite market and beachside bar was a plus. The resort's location was centrally located to restaurants and activities. We enjoyed the beach in the morning and the pool in the afternoon (it's partially shaded by the building). Recommend dining at McGuire's, Dewey Destin, The Back Porch, and Pompano Joe's. Activities we enjoyed: The Original Sea Blaster Sunset Dolphin Cruise with Capt. Larry was the best!; Wed. night outdoor concert at Baytowne Wharf; Thurs. night fireworks at HarborWalk; Saturday night outdoor concert at HarborWalk; drive to Seaside and have lunch at Bud & Alley's.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

October 7-11 Available Today At The Pelican Beach Resort

As of today October 7-11 is available at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort for your fall break.

The reason I say as of today is because I rent this unit most of the time but I also have the Pelican Management team also trying to rent it.

Much of my rentals come from my VRBO bookings. Many potential Florida VRBO renters inquire as to my availability and price and I quote those rates(sometimes 2-3 times a day for same dates to different people inquiring).

If you see available dates on my calendar and like the quote(text me at 731-589-7841) I give you(always cheaper than the management company can quote you), please don't wait to book with me. Another VRBO potential renter could book those same dates with me or the management company could book the same dates for someone else.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Destin Picked In Top Ten Most Beautiful Places

Destin,Florida has been included in Good Morning America's top 10 most beautiful places in America.

The main reason Destin was chosen is because of all the beautiful white sand beaches which allow all types of water sports.

Here is a link to that article in the Destin newspaper Destin Log.

My family has traveled around the world and never found a more beautiful place than Destin.

Just Returned from Destin Pelican Beach Resort

My family and I just returned from a short vacation at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.
We had a great time but just didn't get enough time there(never would). We spent most of our time on the beach but did sneak in a Big Kahuna Water Park excursion.

The beach was beautiful, the water temperature pleasant and the temperature in the low 90's.

If you are planning a Destin Florida beachfront vacation, just pick a open date over on the left and call or text me at 731-589-7841 for more details.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Is There Still Oil on Destin's Beaches?

Is there oil still on Destin's beaches? You better believe it! Last time I was there about 6 weeks ago I could not find any suntan oil to purchase anywhere. There is lots of oil on the beaches in Destin but it is all suntan oil.

Actually except for a day or so last year when some mini tarballs washed ashore at Destin, we never even saw any oil from that runaway oil rig. I think the media pretty much scared everyone about that oil and most cancelled their Florida vacations. That just might explain why we are experiencing record bookings at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort for the spring/summmer seasons of 2011.

Call or text me(Mike Frazier) if you want to book in your family florida vacation at the Pelican Beach. I own #1004 but have friends who also own Pelican units.

August Busiest Month at Pelican Beach Resort in Destin

I used to think that June and July were the busiest months at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin but I have decided that August is the busiest time to go to Destin and the Resorts of Pelican Beach.

Last night I had a cancellation for August 6-10 and I called this morning to make me a owners reservation for those dates and the slot was already booked. I called the front desk and they told me they are 100% booked(for 1 bedrooms) for August 6-10. I don't remember the Pelican ever being 100% booked. When an owner cannot go it must be really booked up.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WiFi at Pelican Beach Resort

A couple of years ago right after I purchased my unit at the Pelican Beach I noticed that there was WiFi in my unit. Actually I was picking up the WiFi at the front desk. A couple of months ago I could no longer pick up that signal.

After consulting with Joan at the Pelican, I purchased a Linksys wireless router and had Thomas at the front desk install it in my unit #1004 Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

There is WiFi again(at least in unit #1004). Now mom and the kids can all get on their Ipods,Ipads,netbooks and notebook computers without being wired up.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Available Week in August at Pelican Beach Resort

We now have an available week in August at Pelican Beach Resort Destin. Actually it is the week my family had booked from August 6(Saturday) through August 13(Saturday). This is a 8 day period that is available.

If you have been looking and looking and not finding, then I hope I have used the right keywords so you can find this ad. This cancellation in August at Pelican Beach Resort should be the right keywords.

Contact Mike at 731-589-7841 for information and rates for your Destin beachfront condo vacation rental.

Update: 7/21/2011 These dates have now been booked.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Looking for the Cheapest Destin Beachfront Condo Rental

Are you looking for the cheapest Destin beachfront condo rental? Well this is not it.

After we purchased almost 2 years ago we have spent over $25,000 on new granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, new vanities in both bathrooms, new hallway bunks complete with their own tv/dvd entertainment centers, new paint and lots of hours and hours doing much of this work.

I have my unit on Destin VRBO and get lots of e-mails and texts several times a week looking for a good deal. I will do a good deal but I probable will not be the cheapest but mine is one of the best. There are 3-4 Destin beachfront condos at Pelican Beach Resort that are consistently booked almost 98% of the time and #1004(mine) is one of them.

If you are looking to book your Destin vacation and pay a reasonable rate and my unit is available(calendar on the left) call or text me at 731-589-7841.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Two Year Anniversary Coming Up At Destin's Pelican Beach Resort

In October 2009 the Frazier family purchased our very own Destin Pelican Beach Resort condo. This Destin beachfront condo rental sleeps 6.

On the day we closed on our unit, we walked out on the beach behind the Pelican and ran into 35 people(one of these families was booked in our new unit) from our hometown about 450 miles away. We considered that a "good sign".

Not only has our family enjoyed the condo but we have continued upgrading it so others can enjoy it since it is on the rental program.

There are pictures and videos over on the left that shows the renovations that we have completed and also an availability calendar in case you are wanting to book your Destin Florida beachfront vacation.

Thanks to all my previous guests for booking with us and for helping us take care of this condo. I am sure the Frazier family will be down in Destin sometime during the month of October.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Coming Youth Entertainment at Pelican Beach Resort

Giggles The Clown will be appearing at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin on Monday, July 18th, Monday, July 25th and Monday, August 1st! Giggles will be creating balloon magic and doing face paining from 4:15 - 5:15pm in Chan's Market Cafe. Chan’s will be offering $1.00 pizza by the slice and $1.00 snow cones during these times.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fishing Tournament in Destin/Ft.Walton This Month

I just read a news release that I wanted to share with all you anglers who like to travel to and vacation in Destin,Florida. On July 15-17, the Annual Big Mac Shoot Out Fishing Tournament will take place with cash prizes. This is to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

I am sure many out of town anglers will be or already have booked their stay in the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Here is that news release:


FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2011) – The first annual Big Mac Shoot Out Fishing Tournament benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida will be hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Elk’s Lodge #1795, 1335 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, July 15-17, 2011. The boat fee is $200. Cash prizes totaling more than $10,000 will be awarded. The categories are as follows: Mackerel 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Wahoo 1st, Barracuda 1st and Redfish 1st and 2nd. Trophies will be awarded to all anglers 10 and under. Food and entertainment will also be provided at the tournament. A captain’s dinner will be held July 15 at the Elk’s Lodge, with final weigh-in on July 17.

For more information on participation or to sponsor the event, call (850) 259-3790.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our special event, please contact us at :

Special Events
101 Chicago Ave SE.
Ft. Walton Beach , FL 32548
(850) 796-3093

or e-mail us at

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Non Traditional Wedding In Destin

My wife's favorite place to play in Destin is across the street from the Pelican Beach Resort at the Big Kahuna.

Did you know they host weddings there? I didn't either.

Here is an article just written(complete with video) in one of the local newspapers there.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

When Is the Best Time to Vacation in Destin,Florida?

My family and I all concur that the best time to vacation in Destin is in October. The daytime air temperature is still in the high 70's or low 80's and the water temperature is still warm enough to swim in.

The crowds on the beaches are absent as is the high traffic count on US 98 through downtown Destin.

We fly our small plane down to Destin,Florida and October has much more stable weather for our flights to and from Destin. The Pelican Beach Resort is only 1 mile from the airport fbo where we park the plane.

The entire month of October is the fishing rodeo in Destin so a great time to go deep sea fishing and check in your catch at the harbor docks to see if you are the winner in your division. Last October I chose to do some shark fishing and caught a very nice one but did not boat him(released).

October has some of the lowest rates of the season at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort. I often ask potentials renters of my condo why they do not wait until October to book their Fall Break vacation!

If you want to rent one of the nicest beachfront condos in Destin at a discounted rate then contact me direct at 731-589-7841.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Availability-Week of July 23-30 Destin Pelican Beach Resort

I just had a cancellation for the week of July 23-30 for unit #1004 at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort.

We have been getting so many calls for booking in July and I have been telling everyone to watch my website for cancellations and here it is.

I ran the numbers and with everything included and my discount, the total for your week's stay in unit #1004 would be $1695.

My direct number is 731-589-7841 so call or text me if you need to book your Destin vacation on the beach.

Update: July 2, 2011 This week has now been taken. Thanks to all who inquired!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Very Few Vacancies at Pelican Beach

For the last 2 months(spring and beginning of summer) the rental activity at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort has been brisk. Not only has my unit #1004 been fully booked but when I check availability in other units I often come up empty handed.

Also over the last month I haven't booked a single vacation in my unit after the summer is over. I guess people are still concentrating on their summer vacation. My unit is fully booked until about August 11. After that there is availability right now.

The decrease in activity in Destin beachfront condo rentals because of the oil spill is now behind us. The vacationers have returned in droves. It is also encouraging that oil and gas continues to come down in price so people can drive to their vacation destination.

Another indication of better times in Destin is the fully booked flights into Fort Walton on Vision Airlines. I looked at several dates on their website but all were fully booked up.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Plan Your Company Meeting at Pelican Beach Resort

Did you know that the Destin Pelican Beach Resort has special accommodations for your company's or association's meeting/conference?

My brother just returned from Destin and he attended the roofing convention at the Resorts of Pelican Beach.

Here is a link to the Pelican Beach Resort information regarding rates and dates and amenities available for your next company meeting in Destin on the beach. In the link you will see the conference room that the homeowners association uses every October for their annual meeting.

Last Minute Rentals Destin Florida

Over the last week, my website has been searched about 100 times per day on average. What surprised me was the search term most used during the search.

The number one search term that found my website is last minute rentals Destin Florida. I have done several posts discussing the fact that I have cancellations and potential renters should contact me to see if I have availability and many (2-3 a day) are contacting me about availability.

I also have friends with condos at the Pelican and I also check availability in their units when mine is booked. Please continue contacting me and I will continue to help you get your vacation booked at the Destin Pelican beach Resort.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Video of Pelican Beach's Nicest Condo

On my last trip to Destin I shot this new video of my unit #1004. This Destin Pelican Beach Resort condo has totally been remodelled including all new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

What motivates families to book my Pelican condo is the new hallway bunks with their own entertainment centers. Each child( or adult like me) can watch their own tv station or their own dvd video movie regardless what the other bunk is watching.

We are booked up until August 11th but have availability after that. Call or text Mike at 731-589-7841 to discuss booking your next Florida vacation.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New vacationer says all it well

This morning I text'd the renter that followed my vacation with her own vacation in Destin's Pelican Beach Resort unit #1004.

Dena told me, "We are loving it! vacation is going great! thanks again."

My wife and I strive to keep our Destin beachfront condo rental second to none in quality and the best deal on the beach for the money.

If you want to contact me about booking your next Florida vacation on the beach, call or text me at 731-589-7841.

Destin Florida Condo Rentals Beachfront

I track the visitors to this site and want to share some statistics with you. Over 9% of my visitors hit this site using the search terms Destin Florida condo rentals beachfront.

Also, most of the visitors are searching online on Google, 3 to 1 over the closest search engine Bing.

This morning I made it easier for smart phones to search on this website with a mobile platform just for smart phones.

If you just arrived here and are looking for a good rental deal on Destin's nicest beachfront condo rental, contact me directly at 731-589-7841.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Frazier's Vacation at Pelican Beach Resort

Today is day 7 of our 8 day vacation at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort. In my last post I mentioned being at the Big Kahuna Waterpark across the street from the Pelican Beach Resort. We had so much fun there that we are going back again today.

Yesterday we went to Navaare Beach to pick up shells and also swim a little. There is no lifeguard there so probable not a good thing to do. I am an excellent swimmer but we either saw a shark or Orca pass close by. Needless to say that was the end to my swim yesterday. I have never seen a shark at the beach behind the Pelican.

The weather has been perfect here. When we left Tennessee tornadoes was the normal weather pattern(spring storms). We have had no rain or storms here.

Last night we went to an Italian restaurant in Destin and it was the best italian food I have ever eaten. Our friends are locals and they love to eat at this place also. I will write a separate post about this restaurant later as I know you will want to go there and eat.

Time to get ready for the waterpark. if you are planning a vacation to Destin Florida please consider staying at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin and if it is open unit #1004. I look forward to hearing from you. Mike 731-589-7841.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Kahuna waterpark today

This morning we walked across the street from the Pelican Beach Resort to the Big Kahuna waterpark. It is now 2:30pm and we are still here having fun. I am taking a breather so thought I would share with all of you.
I have been down some pretty awesome waterslides but my favorite has been the lazy river where you ride an intertube down the rapids.
Tomorrow I plan to hit the Okaloosa Island fishing pier.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pelican Beach Resort #1 Rented Condo

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all my guests for booking #1004 at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin. You have made this unit one of(if not top)the most requested beachfront condos in the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

We have come a long way since the oil spill. We completely remodeled our unit and occupancy has jumped tremendously.

I apologize to all who call wanting to book my unit but the unit is already reserved. Please keep calling because I may have a cancellation(had 3-4 this year so far) or I can help you book in with two of my friends who own 3 other units in the Pelican(2-2 br and 1-1 br).

My family and I will be traveling down tomorrow for a 7 day vacation at the Pelican Beach. Say hello to us if you are there and read this post.

Again, thank-you for your business!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Looking for last minute availability for Destin beachfront vacation?

Are you looking for last minute availability for your Destin beachfront vacation? As you can see my calendar is pretty booked but I had a last minute cancellation beginning this past Saturday with check out this coming Saturday.

Call or text me for pricing for the remaining days of availability, 5 days as of today. My direct # is 731-589-7841.

Update 1:30 pm central time May 16th - May 17,18,19 and 20th are now booked!

Friday, May 13, 2011

We have availability at Pelican Beach Resort in August

As you can see on the calendar over on the left, the nicest Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo is fully booked until August. Beginning on Friday August 12, 2011 the calendar is open for unit #1004.

Please look at the pictures of all the remodeling that has been completed recently including:

1. new hallway bunks with entertainment centers
2. 4 new glass kitchen cabinet doors
3. new granite counter tops and all new stainless appliances
4. new vanities in both baths
5. new 42" flat screen tv in living room
6. new flat screen tv in master bedroom
7. new patio furniture
8. fresh paint throughout

If you are planning a summer or fall vacation to Destin,Florida and want to stay in a first class resort then look no further than the Destin Pelican Beach Resort and unit #1004.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Another Review From Pelican Beach Resort Vacationer

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a Destin Pelican Beach Resort vacationer telling me how much she enjoyed staying in unit #1004. Here is a short excerpt from Vicki's e-mail.

I just wanted to drop you one more email telling you that our vacation was
>> amazing and your condo is beautiful! Everyone there was no nice, the weather
>> was perfect and the beautiful condo, we couldn't have asked for any more!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Where do the vacationers come from?

Every time I travel to the Destin Pelican Beach Resort I look at the license plates in the parking lot.

I believe I have identified an easier way to tell you where they are from. I am pretty sure the visitors on this website mimic the visitors to the Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

#1 Tennessee 16.8%
#2 Texas 11%
#3 Louisiana 10.4%
#4 Georgia 9.8%
#5 Kentucky 9.8%
#6 Alabama 6.2%
#7 Indiana 4.6%
#8 Arkansas 3.4%
#9 Mississippi 3.2%
#10 California(I had a California renter back in December)
#11 Missouri 2.8%
#12 Canada 2.6%

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pelican Beach Resort Now Has Its Own Youtube Channel

My wife was surfing the net the other day and she ran across a video on youtube that had a kid catching a monster fish right behind the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Here is a link to that channel where currently there are 9 different videos including that big fish.

Be sure to sign up to receive notifications of new videos being uploaded on that PBR Youtube channel.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pelican Beach Resort Vacationer Checking Out Today

Yesterday I called my renter Bruce to see how he and Rebecca were enjoying staying in my unit #1004 at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Bruce told me they were just that minute eating at the Hog's Breath restaurant. He went on to say they were having a fantastic time(but time went by too quickly). They are checking out today.

If you are interested in vacationing at Destin's #1 vacation resort destination, look over on the left side at my availability calendar and pick some dates. Call or text me at 731-589-7841 for more information and pricing. I would put the prices on here but they are constantly changing with special offers and also changing with the seasons.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vision Airlines Flies the Destin Flight From Memphis Area

A few weeks ago I did a post about vision airlines flying into the Destin/Fort Walton area with regular flights.

In the Memphis commercial appeal this morning I read about Vision airlines choosing Tunica,Mississippi as their Memphis area hub for their flights to the Destin area.

Here is an excerpt from that article:

Vision is offering introductory fares of $39 each way between Tunica and Fort Walton Beach/Destin. The sale, available only at, ends at 11 p.m. Sunday for travel between June 1 and July 15. Reg­ular fares are $99 each way. Baggage fees vary. Service will be aboard a 32-seat Dornier 328 turboprop. Flights will depart Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Here is a link to an earlier post that has the other hubs for flights to the Destin area aboard Vision Airlines.

Update: 6/29/2013

We now have airline service from Memphis to Destin once again. 

Here is a link to Southern Airways Express.

This is big news for Memphis and Destin. This small airline flies Cessna 208 Caravans and Grand Caravans. There are two small airports that they use in Memphis and they fly right into Destin's small airport (DTS) where I have been flying my plane into.

With advance notice, Enterprize and Hertz rental cars are available there at the terminal.Here is the website for the terminal and rental cars.

P.S. My condo at the Pelican Beach Resort is located only about a mile from the airport so call or text me direct at 731-589-7841 to get reservations.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Week In May Just Came Available In Pelican Beach Resort

It is not often that I have a cancellation but it just happened for a 7 day rental beginning May 14, 2011.

Last night we had some pretty wicked weather come through west Tennessee and it hit the house of one of the renters slated to check in on those dates.

Here is a great opportunity to grab a last minute reservation at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort. I will also advertise this on my Destin Florida VRBO site.

Call or text me at 731-589-7841 and I will quote you a great rate and book you into a fantastic stay and the nicest resort in Destin,Florida.

Update: Sorry, most of those dates now gone!

Looking to Book But Condo Not Available

As you can see on my calendar over on the left, my Destin Pelican Beach Resort unit #1004 is pretty booked for the season. However, don't despair as we have several options available to offer you.

Let me know the dates that you are interested in and I will make sure I do not have someone wanting to cancel for those dates. Also, I have 2 friends that own 3 different units in the Pelican Beach Resort Destin and I can check on availability in their units. One of those is a 1 bedroom and the other two are 2 bedrooms.

There is a third card up my sleeve if those options do not work so please contact me Mike Frazier(by voice or text) at 731-589-7841 if you are having a hard time finding availability at the Pelican Beach Resort.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Did You Ever Watch Someone Fish For Pompano

During our short Destin Pelican Beach Resort vacation earlier this week, I observed some guys fishing for Pompano just off the beach. Later in the evening I ran into some guys at Walmart shopping for goodies to take on their pompano fishing trip.

These guys at Walmart told us that pompano are some of the best eating salt water fish.

We had a great vacation with the temperature in the low 80's and not a cloud in the sky.

Here are some pictures of the guys pompano fishing just off the beach and a picture of what a pompano looks like. Also, here is the fishing license requirements to be able to salt water fish.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just Left the Beach & Now Shopping

I am sitting in the car blotting here while my wife is inside shopping at Bealls here in Destin. We also like to shop at Target and Marshalls.

Tonight we plan to go out and eat. There are so many places to eat out here in Destin.

My wife just came to the car so time to go. If you are looking for a great place to vacation where prices are reasonable then look no further that Destin and the Pelican Beach Resort. Call me direct to rent a great beachfront condo at 731-589-7841.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weather Perfect Here At Pelican Beach Resort

My wife and I arrived here last night at midnight and woke up this morning to a beautiful sun soaked day. I have the patio door open listening to the waves coming ashore while I write this Destin Pelican Beach Resort post.

I saw several fishing boats head out this morning. Looking in the Destin Log newspaper this morning I see that the Kings are inashore with many being caught with live bait and dead bait. It also looks like they have a cobia fishing contest going with some pretty big catches.

We still have a few openings on our calendar over on the right. I had a VRBO inquiry this morning asking about rates and availability for October 1-7. I offered her a great rate but told her those dates will go pretty quickly. My cell phone number if you want to inquire about renting my unit at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin is 731-589-7841.

The beach is calling so heading out for some suntime.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Unit #1004 Owners Headed To Destin Saturday

My wife and I are like a couple of kids in a candy store. we are so excited that we are headed to the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

The last time I was there was about 5 weeks ago but I didn't have any R&R when I was there. As you can see in an earlier post, I spent the entire trip remodeling the kitchen and making other upgrades.

My wife hasn't seen the improvements first hand but she will this weekend. I plan to be just like any vacationer to Destin,Florida and enjoy my trip.

Since the upgrades our calendar has been quickly filling up but we still have some openings for our beachfront condo rental in Destin. Call or text me at 731-589-7841 to book your vacation to paradise.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Pelican Beach Resort #1004 Vacationer Happy About His Stay

I received this e-mail the other day from Dennis who stayed for a whole week in unit #1004 Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

Mike, we had a wonderful time at the beach and I think it is the best place in the area.

We really loved your condo and had a great time, I am ready to go back ,, when i get the money.

Most of the area was surrounded by college kids but our area was nice and peaceful.We stayed on the beach from 10 am till 3 pm everyday then got ready for dinner.
We checked out the places you told me about and a few other places as well.

once again
thanks mike and will refer anyone I know to your condo:)

Dennis mentioned the surroundings areas having lots of college kids. At the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin you have to be 25 yrs old to book unless the booking is for a married couple(under 25).

Pelican Beach Resort Live Entertainment

Tuesday April 5th beginning at 4pm is the start of live entertainment each week at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort. From 4-7 there will be live music by Bill Garrett down near the Tiki Hut.

I believe we heard Bill last year on more than one occasion. I remember one time sitting out on the balcony looking at the ocean and listening to the waves and the entertainment coming from down below.

As you can see my calendar is filling up for the season so if you want to rent the nicest beachfront condo at the Pelican you better hurry. Call or text me at 731-589-7841.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review From Pelican Beach Resort Vacationer

Today I got this great e-mail from Rita who found me on VRBO and booked my unit #1004 at the Pelican Beach Resort and just checked out this past weekend.

Here is Rita's note:

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your condo last week. Your condo is beautiful and had everything that we needed for a memorable vacation. The view of the Gulf from your balcony is fantastic! Our kids especially LOVED the bunk beds with the TV/DVD players! This was our first trip to Destin and we absolutely loved it and there were so many things for us to do. Thanks again!

Rita and family

Monday, March 28, 2011

Destin Weather Monday March 28, 2011

My wife and I tried all weekend to fly out of West Tennessee bound for Destin,Florida.
Our weather was terrible all weekend and we even had a hail storm on Saturday.

I just checked the Destin weather and it is sunny and 80 degrees with the wind out of the north at 5 mph.

Our unit #1004 at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort is vacant this week since we could not make it down to Florida. Here is a webcam from the area showing the weather conditions down there currently.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Destin Featured As Great Weekend Getaway

The New York Times just published an article about 14 great weekend getaways. On that list was Destin,Florida. Not only because of the beauty of the Destin area did they pick Destin, but also because of the values being offered by the different resorts.

Here is a link to that article. I only found one error in the article. They failed to mention the #1 Destin Resort when it comes to value, amenities and proximity to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. That #1 Destin resort is the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Week Beginning Saturday June 11 Now Available

I just had a cancellation for my unit #1004 at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort. The now open week begins on Saturday June 11, 2011.

The calendar has been filling up pretty quickly especially since we completed the kitchen remodel and the built-in hallway bunks redo.

If you are interested in renting the week of June 11-17, my price(complete with taxes,all fees and my 24% discount) is only $1575.

Call or text Mike at 731-589-7841 to stay in the nicest one bedroom(sleeps 6)Destin beachfront condo rentals.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Vacation Travel Company Picks Destin as Top Vacation Destination

Here is a link to Trip Advisors top 8 picks for best U.S. vacation destinations.

This article is on the website which is a favorite with realtors across the country.

Although Trip Advisors listed Destin,Florida as #5, the Frazier family has Destin #1 for family fun vacation destinations.

Destin Pelican Beach Resort VRBO Reviews

I received a notification from Florida VRBO a couple of days ago about a new review made by my current vacationer in #1004 Pelican Beach Resort Destin. Here is the page which includes his comments. This renter checked out this morning.

I have a good friend who has checked in my unit this afternoon and he just called me to say how beautiful my condo is and how beautiful the water is this afternoon.

Dennis will be there a week and I know he will have a great time. I just looked at my calendar and noticed an open week later in the month of March. March 26 is open for a 7 night stay so call or text me at 731-589-7841 and I will quote you a great rental rate that you cannot refuse.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unit #1004 Pelican Beach Remodel Job Completed

My father in law and I just returned home from doing extensive upgrades to much of #1004 Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

Here is a list of what we just completed:

1. Kitchen counter tops torn out and replaced with 3cm granite slabs
2. New Kitchen(60/40) stainless(under mount) sink installed
3. New kitchen faucet installed
4. New stainless appliances installed(Bosch dishwasher, Frigidaire gallery stove, Frigidaire space saver Gallery series microwave, all smaller on counter appliances)
5. Old tv and cabinet removed and replaced with new 42" flat screen tv and new stand
6. old bath vanity in master bath removed and replaced with new
7. old cabinet in same bath replaced with new

Back in November we tore out the old hallway bunks and installed new built in bunks complete with entertainment centers. We also replaced the hallway vanity and hanging wall cabinet and installed additional cabinet in short hall.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Updating pelican beach resort #1004 kitchen

I am excited to tell you about updating my kitchen in pelican beach resort #1004. On March 1st, S&S Granite will come in and remove the countertops and measure for granite. They will return on March 4th to install the new tops including a new 60/40 stainless sink and new faucet.

I will arrive late on March 3rd to begin installing new stainless steel appliances, new 40" flat screen tv and cabinet in the living room.

This definitely will not be a vacation for me but will make your vacation a more memorable time for your family.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Booking & Reservation Instructions For Pelican #1004

If you are wanting to book a reservation in my unit #1004 in the Destin Pelican Beach Resort here are the steps.

1. Call, text or e-mail me the dates you are wanting to stay(to make sure thoses dates are available). Since 60% of my bookings come as a result of VRBO, this is the time also to negotiate the total rate with me.

2. Once we determine your exact rate(includes all discounts,fees, and taxes) and you accept that amount then we proceed to step 3.

3. I call the reservation desk at the Pelican Beach and give them the dates you are staying, your name,your total rate, and my booking code A1080.

4. They then give me your confirmation # and instructions for you the renter to complete this reservation by calling them with your charge card #.

5. This is the most important for you to remember: You have only two days to make the above call to give them your charge card number and at this time you can confirm the rate details we negotiated.

6. If after 2 days you have not completed step 5 your reservation disappears.

7. If those dates are still available and you missed your deadline above, contact me and I will call the pelican again and begin the process over.

This unit is pretty popular with vacationers so please try to follow the instructions to keep someone else from getting your dates.

Friday, February 4, 2011

More Upgrades Again Next Month

My wife and I cannot wait until March 1st to begin another round of upgrades in our Destin Pelican Beach Resort beachfront condo.

We have a Destin granite company installing 3cm Gallio Ornamental granite on the kitchen counters.Then there is plans to change the appliances to stainless steel.

The tv and cabinet in the living room will both be replaced with a 40" flat screen on a nice low profile cabinet.

I just looked at our availability calendar and it is filling up fast. June is the month with the most available days for your vacation(calendar over on the left).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Destin Pelican Beach VRBO Requests Pouring In

I am starting to get multiple VRBO requests each day from vacationers trying to book their Destin Pelican Beach Resort vacation this year.

With this being said, many of these requests coming in are for dates already taken. If you are planning a trip to Destin for vacation, do not wait before booking as the spring and summer slots are quickly filling up.

My availability calendar is over on the left side so check for your dates.

Call or text Mike Frazier(731-589-7841) to book your Destin beachfront condo rental.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Low Cost Airfares To Destin

In case you missed the announcement, Vision Airlines began 737 jet service to Destin.
Here is the announcement down below and the map of cities they service into Destin up above.

New Service Begins in March!

Special Fare Sale - $49*/each way, when booked now through 1/23/11!

(01/18) - At a press event held today at the HarborWalk Village in Destin, officials with Vision Airlines announced new direct flights to the Emerald Coast starting in March with introductory fares as low as $49 each way.

In December, Vision Airlines began its 737 jet service to Florida's Emerald Coast. As a result of incredibly positive results, Vision Airlines is expanding its routes to include over 20 U.S. cities beginning this March. That makes reaching our sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters easier than ever. With rates starting at just $49 each way, flying direct on Vision Airlines can be even more affordable than driving.

For more information on Vision Airlines' new routes and fares, visit or call 877-FLY-A-JET.

With discount airfare to Destin and a discounted beachfront condo rental in Destin, it doesn't get any better than this.

Call or text Mike(731-589-7841) to book #1004 for your next emerald coast/Destin vacation.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Best Condo Rental Deal On The Beach In Destin

Where can you find the best condo rental deal on the beach in Destin,Florida? The best deal for the money is unit #1004 at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort.

Many VRBO's are contacting me about renting my one bedroom(sleeps 6) beachfront condo in Destin. I give them a great price(cut the rate from 20-25%) and many times they tell me mine is not quite the cheapest rate but with the many amenities at the Pelican Beach Resort and inside my unit #1004 they are ready to book.

What i think is really grabbing their attention is the new hallway bunks and each complete with its own tv/dvd combo units at the foot of the bed. Also, there is a recessed area(behind and slightly above pillow) with a light and plug-in(for kids cell phone or Ipod charging). These bunks also have a dimmer switch for the individual recessed lights.

I did not leave dad out though. I have a new flat screen tv in the bedroom mounted on the wall(slight angle for dad laying in bed).

Call or text me at 731-589-7841 and I can give you a great rate and a promise that you will have a fantastic time staying in my Destin beachfront condo.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Bookings Coming In During The Inclement Weather

What are people doing indoors during the bad weather sweeping across the country? They are going online and booking their family vacations to the Destin Panhandle.

Over the last few days I have booked 4 different Destin VRBO requests and all of them were for a week stay in my Destin Pelican Beach Resort unit #1004.

Last week I also had a sign-up by a snowbird for the month of February.

From what I can remember last year, bookings were slow in coming in January and did not really heat up until the middle of February. Maybe this is a good sign for 2011.
You can call or text me(Mike) at 731-589-7841 to get started with your Destin beachfront vacation reservation.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Figure Rates At Pelican Beach Resort

I am getting many inquiries of how I set my rates for my Destin Pelican Beach Resort condo.

First of all let me say that I have the front desk at the Pelican managing my property. What that means to you is if there is any problem you can call the front desk and they will take care of it immediately. This costs me more money but is better for my renters.

The management company charges me a per renter fee but allows me some flexibility on that fee if I find the renter.

Therefore I am able to pass on to you some extra savings from the regular Pelican Beach Resort rate.

Here is the rate sheet charged by the management company at the front desk of the Pelican.

What many people do not understand is the Pelican Management Company offers a early booking discount and that runs anywhere from 15-20% and I always try to undercut that rate to give you an even larger discount.

I can be reached on my cell phone by text or voice at 731-589-7841.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet Deal For Month Of February

My February renter just canceled for my Destin Pelican Beach Resort unit #1004. Therefore I am prepared to offer a sweet deal for the month of February.

Normal rate is $1300 plus $100 booking fee and 11% Florida tax for total of $1554.00.

My Destin Pelican Beach Resort discounted February rate is $1150 plus applicable fees. My cell phone is 731-589-7841 so call or text me for more information.

Update 1-12-11 February has been taken!

VRBO Inquiries All Ask About Hallway Bunk Beds And Tv/Dvd Players

Almost every Pelican Beach Resort VRBO inquiry I have received in the last few days has wanted to know if #1004 hallway bunk beds really have flat screen tv/dvd players?

Back a few weeks ago, my brother-in-law and I completely rebuilt the hallway bunks and also installed new flat screen 19" tv/dvd players in each bunk. Not only that but there is a recessed area behind each pillow complete with plug in for electronics and recessed light w/dimmer switch. Did I go overboard or what?

We also installed a new 26" flat screen tv on the wall in the bedroom.

Now mom,dad and kids will all be happy:) My cell phone # is 731-589-7841

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Destin Weather In January

Have you ever wondered what the average high temperature is in Destin,Florida in January? What about 61 degrees!

Here is a link to the other Pelican site and weather information as supplied by the weather channel.

Most of the time you can look over on my availability calendar on left hand side and see current Destin weather for next 2-3 days.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pictures From November Guest

Back in November I wrote a post about a California lady going to Florida to visit her daughter stationed at Eglin Air Force Base near Destin,Florida.

Trish told me she had a fantastic time and wanted to share some pictures from this trip with me and my readers.

If you are interested in a beachfront vacation in Destin, call or text me at 731-589-7841.