Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Book My Destin Beachfront Condo And Attend Free concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd is schedule in for a free "Rock the Beach 2" concert on Okaloosa Island on August 15, 2010. This is sponsored by The Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau & Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council, and kicks off at 6:00PM with Josh Thompson.

I just looked at my calendar over on the left and my unit is not yet booked for this free concert weekend. Hurry to book my Destin Pelican Beach Resort condo and attend the free Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.

Rent this condo for only $779 for 5 nights or add $200 for 2 additional nights. Add
11% Florida tax. If you are interested then call or text Mike at 731-589-7841.

Update: 8/8/10 Someone just booked my unit from August 16(monday) and check-out on the 20th. I only have open Aug 14 and 15th.

Destin Beaches and Water Update July 28, 2010

Last week when I was staying at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort there was lots of algae and sea weed in the water, however there was no oil or tarballs.

Today my renter Shelly just told me the sea weed and algae is gone and all that remains is beautiful emerald green(almost blue) water and crystal white sand.

Summer is almost over and the beach and water is gorgeous so hurry to book that last minute summer vacation. I can be reached at 731-589-7841(cell so you can text).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2 Nurses From Jackson,Tn Are Currently Renting # 1004

Yesterday I checked on my two nurses who are staying in my Destin Pelican Beach Resort beach front condo.

Shelly told me the condo is just beautiful and house keeping did a fantastic job cleaning up behind my family (we checked out 4 hours before they arrived).

I asked her about the water and she said the beach is beautiful but there is still algae and sea weed in the water. I told her to walk up or down the beach and she would find a section that was clear of this. This stuff appears to move about.

Shelly is booked for 6 nights and I know she will have a ball.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Destin Pelican Beach Resort VRBO Calls While On Beach

I know VRBO recommends an immediate response when replying to inquiries about renting my Destin Beach Condo. However, it seems that every time I am on the beach, I get a call on my VRBO advertisement.

I try to respond pretty promptly but told this lady today it would take me an hour or so to get back online to check my calendar. If you are reading this post, you can check the calendar over on the left for availability.

Today the beach is perfect and the water warm but lots of algae floating in the water.
We were expecting a tropical storm to move in late tonight but it appears the system came apart and only rain and wind coming in later tonight. By Monday the weather should be out of here and a return to sunny skies(like today).

We only have a short time left on our vacation here at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

News From The Beach in Destin

My family and I just got off the beach. The temperature outside here now is about 95 but we have a breeze blowing.

To answer your questions about the oil spill and Destin beaches as of July 22, 2010, there is no sign of the oil anywhere although BP has a few guys walking up and down the beach looking for tar balls. I did not see anything in their little nets that they use to pick them up.

There is however lots of sea weed and algae in the water but we still were able to swim and have a good time.

Also the beach is packed behind the Destin Pelican Beach Resort and the parking garage is full. A look at other resorts here does not reveal a full house but there are still several guests visiting the other places. I have a friend who owns a unit in Breakers East condo(4 doors down from Pelican) and his unit is on the rental program. He told me his rentals have almost ceased as have most of the units in his complex. Bob also told me everyone knows that the Pelican Beach Resort Destin is one of the most popular family vacation destinations in this part of Florida.

My unit #1004 is on the rental program and has some availability. Just contact me(call or text) if you are interested in booking my unit for your vacation. My cell number is 731-589-7841.

Tomorrow morning we plan to spend a few hours at the Big Kahuana Water Park just across the street from the Pelican Beach Resort.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Youth Activities Today

Here are the Destin Pelican Beach Resort youth activities planned for today.

9am-10am Free Face Painting by the Tiki Hut
10:30am-11:30am Paint Fridge Magnet $5 (Pelican Pool Side)
1:30pm-2:00pm Free Pool Game (Pelican Pool Side)
3:00pm-4:00pm Blanket Volleyball (Pelican Pool Side)

My family spent most of the day on the beach yesterday. The temperature was 91 and skies partly cloudy with a 10 mph breeze out of the southeast. I am sure this is what is helping keep any signs of the oil spill away from Destin.

Time to go, family is pleading with me to hurry so we can get on the beach. If you are considering a last minute vacation to Destin, now would be a great time to get down here as there is no signs of oil(except suntan oil).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We arrived at Destin Pelican Beach Resort Yesterday

After spending a couple of days with friends in Montgomery, we arrived in Destin yesterday. It really felt like homecoming.

The weather is beautiful and the water and beaches as gorgeous as ever. We spent about 5 hours on the beach yesterday(there was no oil and no tar balls) and had a great time. The water was pretty warm and beach behind the Pelican Beach Resort pretty crowded.

I asked Niki at the front desk(Resorts of Pelican Beach Destin) if their business was off because of the oil spill scare and she said probable 50% but the last couple of weeks there has been a surge of last minute vacationers(like me).

This morning I am not sure what we will do but if my kids were a little younger they could participate in the youth activities set up by the Pelican Activities director.

Here is the Pelican Beach Resort Youth Activities line up for today.

8:30am-9am Free Hula Hoop Contest(by the Tiki Hut)
9am-9:30am (Free) Free style soccer(by the Tiki Hut)
10:30am-11:30am Decorate a koozie $5 (Pelican Pool Side) (wonder what a koozie is?)
1:30pm-2:30pm Paint a beach tile $5 (Pelican Pool Side)
3:30pm-4pm Free Bean Bag Toss (Pelican Pool Side)

After coming off the beach we spent about an hour in the outdoor pool and enjoyed the relaxation and shade as the pool is on the east side of the Pelican Building.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gulf oil Leak No Longer Leaking

About 2:45 central time the oil stopped leaking into the gulf of Mexico. I know people across the country are cheering this latest effort to stop the oil leak.

Lets continue to pray that this continues and they get the oil spill slicks cleaned up. I told my Realtor in Destin Florida that this is sure to get the phones ringing again. I know it has affected the summer vacation rental season as well as devastated many livelihoods in that region.

The operators are standing by at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort to take your calls and help you slip in that last minute Florida vacation. My family and I will be there on Monday for the entire week next week. Maybe we will see you there!

Late Summer Surge Headed to the Destin Beaches

Over the last week I have talked to several families here in Dyersburg,Tn who are headed to Destin and the beach beginning this weekend.

I have a house listed for a client who told me he was headed out of town this weekend for vacation and I asked him where he was headed and he said Destin. I told him we would just meet up there as I am headed there also.

I had a friend text me last night asking about availability of my unit #1004 at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort. I told her another renter checks in tomorrow and then my family on Monday followed by some nurses in Memphis who will finish out the month's rentals. I also told her I can recommend several other condos at the Pelican that are available in last part of July.

If you are trying to get out of town for a short vacation to Destin, let me help you book a beautiful beachfront condo at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fabulous Destin Florida Vacation

Guy Hansford just called me this morning to tell me this was a dream Florida vacation come true. I wrote about the Hansfords in my last post. They are on day 4 of a 6 day vacation.

Guy told me the beach and water at Destin is just beautiful. The weather has been perfect as well. He said it is not too crowded but there are several families vacationing at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

Guy went on to say how beautiful our unit 1004 is and how much they appreciate being able to stay in our unit and at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin. The Hansford family are some of our closest friends here in west Tennessee. The Hansfords check out Thursday and another family checks in on Thursday for 3 nights then my family checks in on Sunday for about a week.

We still have a few days open this summer if you would like to rent our Destin beach condo. Just call or text me at 731-589-7841.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

1st Vacation In Long Time And Staying At Destin's Pelican Beach Resort

Some close friends(like family) have traveled to Destin yesterday to begin a long awaited vacation at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort.

The Hansfords have not had a real vacation for several years. What a better place than the beach and Pelican Beach Resort to have a long awaited vacation! Guy, Kathy, Ali and Conner, I know your vacation will be fabulous.

From the information I have received, many have canceled their Destin trip because of the oil scare. As of today, our beach is completely oil free with no signs of the oil.The Destin beaches are not crowded and what a better time than now to travel to Florida for a family vacation.

It is not too late to book your summer trip to the beach. The Pelican Beach reservation number is 850-654-1425. Give them my booking code A1080 and tell them you would like to stay in #1004 directly on the beach or if my unit is booked then book another deluxe plus like mine(#1005 is also deluxe plus).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oil Spill Location For Early - Mid July

I just got on the geoplatform government site and plugged in the date of July 9, 2010 in search for the projected oil slick location in the Gulf of Mexico.

This seems to reflect what we have been hearing that the slick has been pushing more to the west and has even hit the Texas coast.

Now would be a good time to book your summer vacation to Destin and the Pelican Beach Resort. My phone number is 731-589-7841.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Handicap Condos At Destin Pelican Beach Resort

I had a friend from church Sunday ask me about handicap units at Destin's Pelican Beach Resort. I told her I only knew of one unit totally handicap accessible and that one is at the Terrace Building(at the resort but not on the beach). I wrote a earlier post about handicap units at the Pelican Beach Resort Destin.

I just called the Pelican Beach Resort(850-654-1425) to check on availability of that one unit(#102) and they told me it has a long term renter in there so is not available anytime soon. I also found out that several 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units are available in the Pelican Building(on the beach) that are almost as handicap accessible. They have wider exterior doors and interior doors that are 34" wide. Their guest bathrooms(in hallways) all have walk-in showers with grab bars. Please confirm all this information before booking one of these units.

The 2 bedroom units are 414,418,518,616,618,718 and 816.
The one bedroom units are 104,204,407 and 408.

If this information is helpful, please use my booking code A1080 when you book your vacation.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Destin Beaches Status As Of July 5, 2010

I received an e-mail from the Destin Pelican Beach Resort management company concerning the beaches in Destin Florida. Here is a link to information and pictures of the beaches in and near Destin.

According to the information on the Pelican site, favorable winds have really helped Destin beaches escape the main effects of the gulf oil spill. As of July 5(today) there is no oil washing ashore in Destin and only a couple of instances of small tar bars which were quickly removed.

My Destin condo on the beach continues to stay rented mainly because I reassure everyone that they have no way to lose money if oil did come ashore(complete refund for unused portion of their reservation).

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Destin Oil Spill Update

The beaches at Pelican Beach Resort in Destin Florida sure aren't an indication of a major oil spill or at least not yet. On two different occasions scattered nickel sized tarballs wsshed up on shore, yet because of the expediancy of the clean up crews the balls were quickly removed leaving the beaches as clean and pristine as before. I have such a passion for the beautiful white sugary beaches in Destin. I have spend the last 30 years enjoying Destin's beaches and have never once been disappointed. Sure there have been rainy days, days that the beach may have been a little crowded, days when a cold front came through, but due to my love for the beach that was ok.

Destin has really developed in the last 10 years. There are a lot of condos, restaurants, shopping areas, and activities for the entire family and yet if its solitude you're needing, like myself, then the beach is the daily place for you. Unplugging myself, watching each wave wash up to shore and feeling the soft sand between my toes is the healthly life for me. It's the greatest R&R.

After many years of longing for my own place to call home for several months a year I purchased my own little piece of beach front. I can't tell you how exciting this was to finally have a dream come to fruition. Pelican Beach Resort 1004 can be your home away from home too. PBR 1004 has been totally redecorated to make your stay a very special one. If you would like to rent PBR 1004 you may contact me personally at 731-589-7841 or contact The Pelican Beach Resort at 888-735-4226 and give booking
code number A1080.