The Perfect Vacation Destin-ation

Where Is Your Favorite Place to Vacation?

The Emerald Coast. Name speaks for itself. But just in case that doesn’t ring a bell. 30A. Destin, Florida. It’s our home away from home!

We’ve owned @NautOnTheClock since March and it has been the true catalyst since it kicked off our family’s first piece of real estate for our personal investment portfolio AND let’s not forget that it’s THE VACATION DESTIN-ATION!

I am really looking forward to sharing the whole process about what we are doing at @NautOnTheClock! Stay tuned for upcoming posts about #Entrepreneurship, #RealEstate, and #InteriorDesign for our coastal home.

This post is for those who merely want to learn more about all the incredible things that Destin, FL has to offer. My extended family has owned various properties in Destin for most of my life and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been introduced to the beauty of the Emerald Coast, years ago. I wanted wanted to share the experience and asked Jay (when he was my fiancé) to join in on my family vacation.

Why Destin?

Instantly, I knew he loved the area. Destin has SO many family-oriented things to do for literally any and every age group, along with a diverse scene for food, activities, shopping, and nightlife. It’s safe to say that families enjoy vacation differently and that’s why I adore going to Destin. If you want to lay out on the beach and retreat to the pages of a great book, the beaches are GORGEOUS. The white sand is as picturesque as you could ever imagine and with so many restaurants/bars lining the beachfront, it’s the ultimate relaxation mode when you just put up a flag behind your beach chair to have towel-side service with drinks and food.

Now that we have our own property in the 30A, I’ve been getting tons of questions about; What are the best things to do? Best places to eat? Kid friendly activities? Places to shop? Where did I purchase our furniture?

Don’t worry, I’m here to answer ALL those questions and then some. Just this year alone, I’ve been to Destin a total of 6 times to get things lined up with our property and to enjoy our beautiful home.

Before I forget, you can read more about our place, “Naut On The Clock”, soon! I want to give you all exactly what you deserve and honor all the hard work that we put into it to make our dream become a reality. So, those additional posts will come with time.

But, if your family is interested in staying in Destin, FL you can book our house that sleeps 13! YES…that’s right Thirteen people comfortably without any air mattresses or fighting for bathroom space.

Naut On The Clock – Luxury Beach Home – Book HERE

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What Are The Best Things to Do in Destin, FL?

The Emerald Cost offers EVERYTHING you can think of without the need to continue to drive while on vacation. Destin and it’s immediately surrounding areas offer stunning access to the gulf, boating options, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment across the area.

Do you need some help as a first-timer going to Destin or simply looking to explore more on a repeat trip? Look no further! I’ve complied an all inclusive list of Erica Mintu’s best places to eat, stay, dine, and explore the Emerald Coast.

What Are The Best Places to Eat in Destin, FL?

  • Pompano Joe’s Seafood House – Beachfront Restaurant
  • Dewey Destin’s Seafood & Restaurant
  • Lulu’s
  • Surf Hut – Beachfront Restaurant
  • The Back Porch
  • McGuire’s Irish Pub Destin
  • Crackings – Breakfast & Brunch Spot
  • The Crab Trap
  • Captain Dave’s On The Gulf
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Tailfin’s Seafood Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar, & Store
  • The Whale’s Tale Seafood Bar & Grill -Beachfront Restaurant
  • Brotula’s

What Are Some Kid-Friendly Family Activities in Destin, FL?

Where Are The Best Places to Shop in Destin, FL & Surrounding Areas?

There are malls and outlet stores in this area. Yes, you read that right! Outlets and you don’t have to pile back up in the vehicle while already on vacation to drive to an outlet that’s further away just so you can shop and lose that precious time on the beach. I needed somewhere that I could go to while Florida weather does its thing and only showers for a few hours while on vacation. Forecasting rain on your valuable vacation? No worries! I say, let the some people take over the TVs and couches for cat naps. (There is nothing wrong with that folks) But I’ll be the leader of the pack to be one of those people who will want to make a quick run out to the shops and see what incredible deals are at the outlets, in specialty boutiques that are one of a kind, or check out larger stores that simply aren’t in my town or those around me!

Where Is the Best Place to Stay in Destin, FL?

Is your family looking for something gorgeous? Close to the beach? Sleeps multiple families? Has Amenities? Master on the Main? Kid Friendly? Golf Cart Availability?

Naut On The Clock-Luxury Home

Check out our place! Named, ‘Naut On The Clock’! I promise you this, you will be amazed at the extraordinary attention to detail that our luxury home provides.

Book Naut On The Clock – Here!

About Naut On The Clock

This beautiful new 4 bedroom / 4.5 bath luxury home occupies one of the most tranquil beach streets in the area. Only 400 meters from our world-famous beach where you can play in the sun during the day and have a bonfire while watching the sunset. Experience award-winning golf at nearby Seascape or The Links Golf Club. Enjoy a scenic walk or run along the beach boardwalk. Take the on-site golf cart* to the beach, shopping, or restaurants located just a block away. The large pool is adjacent to a cornhole field and picnic area (You will need to bring your own cornhole bags).

Naut On The Clock has luxurious features flowing through the home. Indulge your senses in our open concept living area, wood plank tile flooring, crown molding; interior doors, Quartz countertops, custom cabinets, large tile showers, a brick paver driveway, two covered balconies, and a back patio.

Coastal master bedroom interior design using blue and green

Home Layout & Amenities

  • Level 1: Queen Bedroom with bathroom (sleeps 2) | Twin Bunkbed alcove with pull out twin trundle (sleeps 3).
  • Level 2: Queen Bedroom with bathroom (sleeps 2) | Living Room, ½ bath and kitchen.
  • Level 3: King Bedroom with bathroom (sleeps 2) | Twin bunks with bathroom (sleeps 4).
  • Gas grill located on back patio
  • You have easy access to the Miramar Public Beach Access by Pompano Joe’s.
  • 4 beach chairs are provided for your convenience, cooler, beach toys, & 2 boogie boards.
  • The paved driveway can accommodate up to 4 standard vehicles.
  • Our concierge can arrange golf, dining, water sports, fishing trips, and other services prior to your visit or during your stay.
  • Spa Quality amenities featuring high thread count hypoallergenic linens, towels, and a starter set of soaps, shampoo, and lotions are provided.
  • Ecco Motors will deliver scooters and bicycles to ALL of our locations! Furthermore, they will give you 10% off as well. This means all you have to do is call their phone number and tell Ecco Motors that you are staying with us.

What’s YOUR Favorite Thing About Destin, Florida?