Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year From Fraziers At The Pelican Beach Resort In Destin

Gail and I would like to take this opportunity to first thank all our previous guests in our Pelican Beach Resort in Destin condo rentals and wish each and every one a Godly, safe, happy, healthy and prosperous new year in 2017.

We just returned from the Destin Pelican Beach Resort a couple of days ago. We met some friends there who stayed in our #714 while we stayed in #1004. The weather was perfect as was the fellowship.

The resort as well as I have been upgrading and preparing for your stay next year. Again, thank you for allowing us to book your Destin beachfront condo rental in the past and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Video Of Nicest Two Bedroom Condo At The Destin Pelican Beach Resort

Here is a video of the nicest two bedroom condo at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort. Actually I just completed the extensive renovations and wanted to share the finished product with you here. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Destin Pelican Beach Resort Dec 2016

We checked in to the Destin Pelican Beach Resort December 25th, 2016 and the weather has been gorgeous. I told my wife we ourselves need to become snowbirds if this is the weather here during the winter.  It has been sunny and in the mid to upper 70's with no wind.

Here is 2 pictures I took yesterday and today. The balcony picture is from #1004 where we are staying and the other picture is behind the resort on the beach.

We are already getting booking requests for 2017 so please call reservations at 904-580-4853 before your dates get away.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas From The Fraziers, Owners At Pelican Beach Resort in Destin

Merry Christmas from the Fraziers who are owners at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin. Our prayer for you this Christmas is lots of quality time with loved ones and good health going into the new year. Merry Christmas!

My family is planning a quick trip to the Pelican Beach Resort late Christmas day. We plan to relax and Gail wants to see the new tile first hand.

As a reminder, because VRBO changed their pricing strategy and are now "double dipping", we will no longer advertise there. Here is an article I wrote about this just a few months ago. You will have to check back to this website to get your Destin beachfront condo rental vacation booking.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tile Job Completed Destin Pelican Beach Resort Unit 714

I just returned from Destin and the Pelican Beach Resort unit 714. We went to tile the 2 bedrooms and worked extra hard to get it done in 3 days. The weather was gorgeous almost all the time we were there(temps in 70's). Now I know why all the snowbirds from up north.

As I said in  the last post we completed all the tile last year except in the 2 bedrooms. Here are the pictures of the finished product. No, after this job I definitely know I do not hire out for tile jobs!

My family and I are headed back to Destin right after Christmas and this time no work and all play!

Friday, December 9, 2016

New Tile Next Week Destin Pelican Beach Resort Unit 714

I am completing the tile job next week that I began last December in the Destin Pelican Beach Resort  unit 714.
In the picture is a tile job I completed in December 2012 in my unit #1004. That unit is now completely tiled and 714 will be after next week.

Last December I removed the carpet in the living room of #714 and used a jack hammer to chisel up the old tile in that kitchen. We then installed 12"x 24" porcelain tile  from the front door to the patio door. Next week the plan is to remove the carpet in both bedrooms and then install ceramic tile. The code requirement now as it was last December is to first install a rubber membrane for sound proofing just under the ceramic tile. That takes a little extra time and money but the renters in the unit underneath sure do appreciate the reduced noise from up above.

I will post pictures next week after the tile job is complete. I sure love the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Book Your 2017 Destin Pelican Beach Resort Vacation Early And Save

If you are planning a Destin Pelican Beach Resort vacation for 2017 book it before the end of the year. I am still quoting from the 2016 rates and giving an additional discount for early booking.

Why book through a middle man like vrbo or book it, etc? There is no vrbo fee with your booking through me. Call reservations at 904-580-4853 and let us make you a fantastic deal for your next Destin beachfront condo rental vacation.

You check in at the front desk and if there is any problem while you are there, the front desk will take care of it immediately. No driving all over town to get a key to check in then when problems arise making multiple calls.

Consumer confidence is going up quickly since the election so don't delay to book your Destin vacation. Inquiries are already way ahead of last year at this time so grab your dates while they are available.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Additional Pictures From My Thanksgiving 2016 Vacation Pelican Beach Resort In Destin

I just wanted to share some more pictures with you from my thanksgiving 2016 vacation at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin.

I could not resist taking a picture of the sunrise and sunset on Thanksgiving Day as well as this picture of the gorgeous water.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Week At Pelican Beach Resort In Destin

My family and I arrived here at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort 2 days ago. i was surprised to see all the people who decided to spend their Thanksgiving on the beach.

The weather and water has been absolutely perfect. Many are swimming in the ocean or riding wave runners and people like myself are just soaking up the sun sitting on my beach chair.

My plan is to return here in about 3 weeks and finish the tile job I started last year in my unit #714.

If you need to book your Destin beach vacation for next year look at the calendars and call reservations at 904-580-4853 and we will give you a great rate.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Special Deals Destin Pelican Beach Resort

Are you looking for special deals in October for a Destin beachfront vacation. If so, check both of my calendars over on the left side, pick some open dates and call or text me at 731-589-7841.

Give me the dates and I will give you a rate you cannot refuse.

P.S. The Destin fishing rodeo goes through the end of October so hurry and book.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pelican Beach Resort Destin Recent Fishing Trip

As promised, here are some pictures from my recent Pelican Beach Resort Destin fishing trip. We arrived in Destin on Sept 29 and got home on Sunday the 9th of October. The bottom right picture was our dolphin escorts back to the boat dock.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Destin Fishing Rodeo Weigh In This past Saturday

During my Destin Pelican Beach Resort vacation last week I visited the weigh-in for the Destin fishing rodeo.

Several fish were brought in but this is by far the largest I saw while sitting at the weigh in. It is a 493 lb blue marlin.

Let me remind my readers and guests in my Destin beachfront condo rentals that the fishing rodeo goes for the entire month of October. I will be back in following posts with pictures from my fishing trip but they did not get weighed in here at the rodeo.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pictures From My Pelican Beach Resort In Destin Recent Trip

Just wanted to share some pictures from my trip to the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin (paradise) last week.

Down below is a picture of the main outdoor pool and just beyond that is the hot tub. Also another outdoor pool that also goes into indoor pool. In between those two outdoor pools is also a kiddie pool.

Main outdoor pool

Kiddie pool
swim out from indoor pool

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Goegeous Wearher Here At The Destin Pelican Beach Resort

My family and I have been here at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort for a week and the weather has been gorgeous.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Looking For August Specials Pelican Beach Resort Destin

Are you looking for August specials at the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin? If so check these out. My unit #1004 August 20,21,22 and 23rd (4 nts) the total everything price normally $850 now $619.00. In the same unit August 28,29,30,31,1 (5 nts) normally $1022 now $899.

In unit 714 August 16,17,18th (3 nts) normally $820 now $650.

These are my only openings in August so call or text me at 731-589-7841 to book these dates.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Vacation At Pelican Beach Resort Has Almost Record Breaking Volume

Well the summer season is almost over and the Pelican Beach Resort has been experiencing almost record breaking volume.

I had a vacationer in one of my units write a review(through one of my advertising sites) and normally I would post it but not this time. She praised the condo and trashed her stay on the beach. Normally when I have someone asking to book one of my Destin Pelican Beach Resort units during the summer I explain to them that the beach behind the pelican will be super crowded and if possible schedule that family vacation after school starts back.

What my family has decided is we love going in October during fall break. The water is still warm, you don't get sunburned on the beach, the beach is not super crowded and the Destin Fishing rodeo is going on(entire month of October).

To all my past guests I say thank you for your stay and we look forward to your return!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Destin Beachfront Condo Rentals Availability This Summer

Are you looking for Destin beachfront condo rentals availability this summer? I estimate I turn away 20 potential renters per day because of low availability. However, as of now here is what I do have available.

In Pelican Beach Resort #1004 I only have 2 nights available in June and July(June 24th and 25th). The next opening is August 13th for 10 nights.

In Pelican Beach Resort #714 I have 4 nights available in June(14-17th) and then 3 nights available in July(6,7,8).  In August the 16th,17th, and 18th are open.

I really appreciate everyone contacting me to book their Destin Florida vacation. These 2 units up above are at the top of most rented at the Destin Pelican Beach Resort. My direct number is 731-589-7841 or email me at

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pelican Beach Resort Destin Condo #714 New Cabinet Doors

We just updated our cabinets in our Pelican Beach Resort Destin condo #714. We hired Greg(who does lots of work for owners) to do this for us and we are really pleased.
We did this over 2 years ago in our unit #1004. If you are planning a Destin Beachfront condo vacation please check here first or call Mike direct at 731-589-7841.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Few Dates Left This Summer At Pelican Beach Resort Destin

I had a return vacationer to the Destin Pelican Beach Resort tell me today that she called the front desk and they have no availability in June and July. The management company manages about 270 units out of the 340 units at the Pelican building on the beach. BTW, I rent my units an average of 5-10% lower than the front desk.

Needless to say she was excited to rent my 2 bedroom at the resort for my remaining nights in June(27,28,29,30,july 1). She wanted 6 or 7 nights but neither of my Destin beachfront condos has much available.

My #714(2 br) does have 4 nights available beginning June 14th.
I also have July 7,8,9,10 and 11 open in Pelican #1004(1 br).

If these are the dates you want, do not wait because I expect them to be gone within a week or so. Call Mike at 731-589-7841 to book your Destin beachfront condo vacation.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Destin Beachfront Condo Rentals

If you are online and looking for Destin beachfront condo rentals you are finding out pretty quickly that availability is very limited for the summer 2016 season. Please do not wait to find a lower price because by the time you figure out you will not find a better price, the original dates are gone that you could have taken.

If your dates are not available on my calendar please contact me anyway as I have some unpublished sources that just may have a condo rental on the beach in Destin,Florida available. I agree my calendars are just about full but I do have cancellations and this other source. My direct cell number is 731-589-7841.

Monday, April 18, 2016

This Destin Vacation Home Rental Listing Going Online

Just an update about the new sites I am getting these Destin Vacation Homes listed on. Both of these are now live or will be shortly. The first one is Vacation Home Rentals and the second one is Home Escape. 

Both of these websites above promise never to charge the owners or renters for the basic service but will finance their websites with premium services.

 With or without VRBO, my units are filling up fast. It would appear that many people are waiting until last minute to book and are having to scramble to find a Destin beachfront condo rental. If you just found this website be sure to check the videos along with the availability calendars over on the left side of the page view you are looking at.

My direct number to book or get rates is 731-589-7841.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This Destin Pelican Beach Resort Owner Not Going To Give In To VRBO

Over the last few weeks I have renter after renter(for my Destin Pelican Beach Resort condos) tell me they refuse to pay the 10% service fee to VRBO to make a booking in a unit signed up for VRBO to collect the payment. I understand their concern completely.

Now VRBO is telling all the owners that upon renewal of owners contract then each and every renter that comes through VRBO will accrue a service fee whether VRBO collects the rental payment or the owner collects the rental payment.

I had a nice long talk with a VRBO representative this morning and she said they have overwhelming support from renters thanking them for charging this extra fee. Her reasoning is that there is added protection for the renter and they feel "safer" with VRBO being in the middle of the booking. I thanked her for her time and will continue to look for alternative ways to advertise my 2 Destin Beachfront Condo Rentals. What I have found that works great for me is I allow the future renter to negotiate the fee with me and then after I talk to the front desk management company I get the renter a confirmation number and let the renter call the front desk with credit card information.

What is really happening is the VRBO/Home Away company just sold to another entity and this is a way to finance their purchase.

I will be posting alternative sites here that I plan to use to advertise my units and unless VRBO changes their plans they will not be included.