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When you stay with Paradise Properties at one of our vacation rentals along the beautiful emerald coast, you are in the perfect place for the fishing trip you’ve been dreaming of. Bring the kids or your fishing buddies and drift far out to sea to search for the king mackerel, grouper, and monster Red Snapper. Discover the fish that call these waters home by booking a fishing excursion with one of the local Grayton Beach fishing charters. Check out our list and start planning your Grayton Beach adventure today!

1. Dead Fish Charters

Dead Fish Charters, a five-time Diamond Award recipient, is one of the area’s most trusted tour groups. Having fished the local waters for over forty years, Captain Larry Pentel is very familiar with Grayton Beach’s most rewarding fishing spots. The charter also provides everything you need for a full day of fishing including poles, tackle, reels, and even your fishing license.

2. Fish On Charters

Fish on Charters is a multi-generational operation anchored in Grayton Beach. Captain Jimbo Bishop prides himself on his flexibility, he will cater each voyage to your needs, based on your desired length and personal skill level. Their prices are also some of the most competitive prices in the area, so you enjoy the same fun-filled excursion for less than the others.

3. Nothin’ Matters Fishing Charters

Nothin’ Matters Fishing Charters welcomes everyone, from those who have never fished before to the most advanced fishermen. Captain Tyler and Captain Blake both have thousands of spots to help guarantee you catch what you desire. Upon your return to the docks, they will even clean your fish and put it in bags for you to either take or have one of the restaurants on the dock cook up. 

4. Trigger Happy Fishing

Led by Captain Mike Valentino, Trigger Happy Fishing transports you to the deeper waters of the Gulf aboard the Cape Horn vessel. Captain Mike has been fishing in the plentiful Gulf waters for over 20 years and will take you to the best spots for grouper, snapper, Cobia, and other sport fish.

Stay in a Panama City Beach Vacation Rental

After a day spent out on the waters of 30A, there’s nothing better than unwinding in luxury.  At Paradise Properties, you’ll receive more than a typical hotel experience. When you stay in one of our 30A vacation rentals, you’ll have access to amenities and comforts of home. This includes cozy living areas, a fully-stocked kitchen, and 24/7 on-call property management service to cater to your individual needs, making your beach vacation a memorable one! 

The team at Paradise Properties is excited to share our knowledge and love for the 30A and gulf coast beach communities. Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn travel plans into a reality.

There are an abundance of activities in Panama City Beach to explore. Water-based attractions are some of the most popular, including dolphin tours, jet ski rides, and more. But almost none of the other aquatic activities can match parasailing when it comes to the thrill factor. In addition, parasailing in Panama City Beach provides you with a bird’s eye view of the world’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re looking to experience the exhilaration of parasailing while visiting the Emerald Coast, you’ll have no trouble finding great parasailing companies with friendly guides who want to show you amazing views of the beach from above!

3 Best Parasailing Outfitters in Panama City Beach

Parasailing is one of the most exciting ways to see Panama City Beach and there are many outfitters to choose from. Below is a list of the best parasailing outfitters in Panama City Beach. Check it out!

  1. Whether you want to stay dry, dip your toes in the Gulf, or do a full-out free-fall experience, Panama City Parasail can customize your experience according to your preferences. And with over three decades of experience, you are in good hands with Captain Jim and Vicky Holloway.
  2. Paradise Watersports offers multiple parasailing tours customized to meet the needs of various adventurers. Every expedition begins with a banana boat ride and a detailed safety briefing. 
  3. Parasailing is just one of several tours and rental opportunities offered by Sunshine Watersports of Panama City, but parasailing is one of the most popular because of their reasonable prices and friendly guides. 

Stay in a Panama City Beach Vacation Rental

After a fun-filled day soaring high above the emerald waters of the Gulf with one of the excellent Panama City Beach parasailing outfitters mentioned above, come back and unwind at one of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals. At Paradise Properties, we offer more than a typical hotel experience. You’ll have access to amenities and comforts of home, including cozy living areas, fully stocked kitchens, and 24/7 on-call property management service to cater to your individual needs, making your beach vacation one you’ll never forget!

Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn travel plans into a reality.

30A may be home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but it is also home to endless family fun! From paddleboarding on the many dune lakes to learning about sea creatures at Gulf World Marine Park, there is something for the whole family. The team at Paradise Properties has cultivated a list of kid-friendly things to do on 30A to make your trip go as smoothly as possible. 

1. Spend a Day at the Beach

Kids and adults alike love to spend a day at the beach soaking up some rays. The kids can make sandcastles, swim, and more while the adults can lounge in the sun with a book or dip in the water as well! Some of the best beaches in 30A include Santa Rosa, Blue Mountain, and Crystal Beach. 

2. Hike or Bike the 30A Trail

Explore the area by hiking or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. This 18.6-mile paved pathway winds past the dune lakes, state parks, and beach neighborhoods along 30A. Getting exercise while also enjoying stunning views? Sounds perfect to us! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife while on your hike or ride. 

3. Go Paddleboarding on Coastal Dune Lake

Another fun-filled outdoor activity available in 30A is paddleboarding. This activity is perfect for daring older kids and teens. The Rental Shop or La Dolce Vita are great places to rent gear and also get some great paddleboarding tips!

4. See Creatures of the Sea at Gulf World

You’ll want to make time for Gulf World in Panama City Beach, especially when you’re traveling with kids. Gulf World is an aquarium, but it also features indoor and outdoor tropical gardens as well as several exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, sea turtles, and more. 

5. Visit a 30A Farmers Market

During your family trip to 30A, be sure to stop by the Seaside Farmers Market. You can get a taste of local delicacies, while also discovering unique gifts. After a morning of sampling and shopping, you and the fam can lay a blanket down on the grass and listen to live music.

Bring the Family to One of Our 30A Vacation Home Rentals

After a full day of exploring, shopping, and sunbathing in one of 30A’s finest seaside communities, return to your luxurious vacation rental to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy every moment of your 30A getaway by letting the team at Paradise Properties help you get settled in your ideal home away from home. 

Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn travel plans into a reality.

Escape to Florida’s scenic highway 30A for a relaxing vacation that you won’t forget at Paradise Properties. With the world’s most beautiful white-sand beaches, great shopping, and many breweries and pubs, you’re sure to find something for everyone. If you’re looking to grab a brew while on your next getaway at our 30A beach rentals, take a look at our 30A brewery list and decide which fantastic establishment fits you best!

1. Beach & Brew on 30A

If you look for a lot of diversity in your 30A brewery selection, Beach & Brew on 30A is the place for you. The owners, the Shultz family, made it their mission to create a space where zythophiles visiting Seacrest Beach can sample a unique variety of world craft brews, a few sweet ciders, or indulge in a glass of wine. Stop by for a friendly chat with their staff, and discover your new favorite brew. 

2. Grayton Beer Company

Make your way to Santa Rosa Beach and crack open a cold one at Grayton Beer Company. This 30A brewery is a great place to relax with friends. Their taproom features over 20 delicious brews, cornhole, life-sized Jenga, darts, and a food menu. 

3. Growler Garage

Enjoy a crisp beer from Growler Garage’s extensive tap list on the beautiful South Walton shoreline. If you foster an appreciation for bikes and custom paint jobs, pop into The Garage and peruse their nostalgic signage, guitars, surfboard, and, of course, bikes. Raise a toast to your 30A getaway, and delight in a few rounds surrounded by loved ones. 

4. Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

Idyll Hounds Brewing Company takes great pride in constantly improving their craft. Travelers from near and far admire their taproom selection, which always features a new brew or two. If you find something you like (or love!), purchase a few cans to enjoy from the privacy of your 30A beach rental. 

5. Props Brewery & Grill

Help support a veteran-owned and veteran-operated 30A brewery, and visit Props Brewery & Grill. Founded by two USAF Special Operations Pilots with a deep appreciation for the brewing craft, Props Brewery & Grill has become a Panhandle staple. Stop by for a flight (of beer) and take a few cans home with you!

Enjoy 30A Breweries near Your Beach Rental

When you stay at our spacious 30A rentals along the beautiful emerald coast, you’ll receive more than a typical hotel experience. You’ll have access to all the amenities and comforts of home. However, you choose to spend your stay in our Florida beach rentals, make sure to check out the craft beer scene at one of the stellar 30A breweries on this list.

To learn more about Paradise Properties, please call us today at 1-850-588-7136 (or check availability online).

There’s never an off-season for sweet treats on Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast, especially when vacationing on 30A, the most beautiful slice of white sand in the U.S. 30A boasts roughly 20 miles of pristine white sand, stretching from Inlet Beach westward to Dune Allen. Despite this fact, this picturesque beach haven remains a Southwestern hidden gem—and we like it that way. After all, there’s nothing quite like relaxing on a crowd-less beach, splashing in the turquoise Gulf water, and dining on fresh-caught seafood in a spacious seaside eatery. Today, we’re going to shine a light on the tastiest, most mouthwatering ice cream on 30A, ranging from a beloved Santa Rosa Beach chocolate “factory” to a long-standing Blue Mountain Beach staple. The kiddos won’t soon forget their week in the sun, especially when waffle cones and Paradise Properties are combined!

1. Pecan Jacks Candy Kitchen & Creamery

Most travelers know Pecan Jacks for its finger-licking chocolates, including those delightful pralines, milky toffee bars, and crunch-tastic brittles. However, families return time and time again for the vibrant, undeniably scrumptious ice cream concoctions, ranging from blueberry lemon cheesecake to red velvet cake and peach cobbler. Celebrating with friends? Try Pecan Jacks’ liquor-infused ice creams, featuring infusions of Grand Marnier, Baileys, and Kahlúa.

2. Kahve & Cream

Kahve is Turkish for coffee. And there’s nothing overly idiosyncratic about Kahve & Cream’s business model: They proudly serve Lucky Goat Coffee (based out of Jacksonville), Charlie’s Donuts (a local food truck), and Pecan Jacks’ ice cream. There’s something comforting to know that Pecan Jacks’ unique offerings are available in both Gulf Place and Seaside. The thought of munching on coffee, donuts, and ice cream on Kahve’s peaceful front patio ushers in strong feelings of grandiose getaways with the kids.

3. The Creamery

The Creamery, also known as “Blue Mountain Beach Creamery’ is the first of its kind in Santa Rosa Beach. To no one’s surprise, The Creamery still crafts some of the tastiest ice cream on 30A. We particularly relish The Creamery’s growing collection of sweet treats, including its frozen yogurts, shave ice, milkshakes, and sorbets. Unlike most local ice cream shops, it’s only one block away from the beach!

Quintessential 30A Vacation Home Rentals

After a full day of sunbathing, snorkeling, and ice cream treats in one of 30A’s finest seaside communities, return to your luxurious vacation rental for an evening to remember. Paradise Properties manages the area’s sleekest collection of 30A vacation rentals, ranging from Views from Above to Breakers and Pompano Palace. “Common” on-site amenities include Gulf views, community pools, private balconies, chef’s kitchens, modernized bedrooms, and distinctive decor and interior design.

To book a long-awaited escape to Florida’s sunny 30A, please check availability online (or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136).

It’s hard to imagine a more paradisal Gulf Coast destination than Florida’s 30A, a 24-mile-long utopia known to many as the “Emerald Coast.” Despite boasting some of the nation’s most pristine white-sand beaches, 30A remains a semi-secretive hidden gem, dotted with idyllic Gulf-front communities, including Seagrove Beach. The region is known for its luxurious beachfront vacation rentals, many of which are managed by Paradise Properties. Seagrove Beach itself has more public beach access points than another 30A destination. However, when you book a stay in Paradise, you’ll instantly obtain private, unobstructed beach access to the Gulf of Mexico’s genuinely breathtaking shoreline.

A Fleet of Luxurious Seagrove Beach Rentals

Interior Photo of One of our Seagrove Beach Rentals.

While 30A is home to 24 miles of pristine public beach access, there’s just something magical about Seagrove Beach, a two-mile-long stretch of sand that feels more like a community rather than a popularized gathering place. Seagrove Beach sees much more foot traffic than other lengthier strands, providing a desirable level of security and a family-first atmosphere. Paradise Properties’ fleet of lavish Seagrove Beach rentals is within eyeshot of the Gulf. Some of our most beloved beachfront rentals include Eastern Shores, Sand Angels, and Leeward I, all of which feature private balconies that tower above the beachgrass and pearly sand. You’ll have no problem whatsoever earning a prime spot near the Gulf in the morning. Other on-site amenities include full kitchens, flat-screen televisions, and near-instant access to Seagrove Beach’s finest restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Plan a Genuinely Unforgettable Beach Day

Photo of a Family Walking on Seagrove Beach, Home to Countless Paradise Properties Beach Rentals.

Is there anything more relaxing and rejuvenating than a full day at the beach, especially amid such a heavenly destination? After embarking on an invigorating sunrise jog and sipping on a cup of java on your private balcony, gather the kids and slip down to Seagrove Beach for six to 10 hours of play in paradise. The Emerald Coast, thanks to its sugary sand and microalgae, provides near-perfect conditions for snorkeling. Commonly-spotted underwater critters include whiting, bluefish, ladyfish, blue runner, and sheepshead. Mom and Dad can sunbathe, people-watch, snap photos, and read while the kiddos swim, toss the Frisbee, fly kites, play with squirt guns, and, of course, build a mighty sandcastle. Seagrove Beach is also a splendid place to learn how to surf, paddleboard, or comb the beach.

Take a mid-day break with a well-planned beach picnic, complete with turkey sandwiches, ripe fruit, fresh vegetables, and perhaps some Veggie Straws or Sun Chips. Renting a Seagrove Beach rental has many perks, including the unique ability to take infrequent breaks back in your waterfront condo or villa.

To book a well-deserved sandy escape to 30A with the kids, please check availability online (or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136).

Horseback riding can be both exhilarating and relaxing, especially in an area as beautiful as Florida. When you go horseback riding, you’re experiencing life before cars, modern bikes, and buses. Not to mention, it’s a fun and unique way to enjoy the outdoors! Explore a new area when you go horseback riding near Panama City Beach, specifically Santa Rosa Beach, with your friends and family. It may be one of the major highlights of your trip! Learn more about one of the best stables in the area, Western Pleasure Riding Stable, below.

Western Pleasure Riding Stable: Horseback Riding near Panama City Beach

Enjoy a leisurely expedition when you go horseback riding through Western Pleasure Riding Stable, located in Santa Rosa Beach. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or you’ve never ridden before, this stable has everything you need for a successful, safe, and fun day trip on the horses. These gorgeous, gentle giants will take you sauntering through the natural beauty in the area, and knowledgeable instructors who have worked with horses for many years will accompany you, to make sure that you enjoy your afternoon of horseback riding to the fullest!

The guides will take you through breathtaking nature sites in Santa Rosa Beach via nature trails, all while giving you the opportunity to learn about the history of the landscape. This stable is a wonderful place to go regardless of your riding skills, as each guide will be able to teach you the ins and outs of horseback riding, all while having a blast. Go from walking to trotting, and even galloping, as you experience the refreshing beauty of the sandy beaches and green tree canopies.

Aside from group trail rides, Western Pleasure Riding Stable offers pony parties and riding lessons! The Pony Parties are a great option if you’re celebrating a youngster’s birthday, as they’ll be able to ride ponies with their friends. If you’re not entirely comfortable with hitting the trails right away, riding lessons at the stable is a perfect way to ease into it.

For more information or to book with Western Pleasure Riding Stable, give them a call at 850-267-3153.

Enjoy Paradise with Paradise Properties Vacation Rentals

At Paradise Properties, you can live in luxury. Each of our vacation rentals is not only beautiful but perfect for groups of all sizes. Whether you’re traveling with your family or friends, we have the right rental for you! Enjoy lounging by your private pool reading your favorite book, all while having close access to all of the fun things to do in 30A. After a day of horseback riding near Panama City Beach, you’ll look forward to coming back to Paradise Properties for a shower and a nap before hitting the town for dinner and more fun! To book with us, give us a call at 850-588-7136.

When you stay at Paradise Properties, not only are you staying with a top-rated rental management company in the region, but you also have access to tons of activities and equipment rentals. From our concierge, you can rent bikes, golf carts, beach gear, and more. Guests can swiftly explore Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast by utilizing one of our affordable 30A bike rentals, with the wind in your hair and picturesque views for miles. Not only is it a unique way to explore this startlingly-beautiful region, but you’ll be getting some great exercise! 

Paradise Properties’ 30A Bike Rentals and Local Trails

Put on your tennis shoes and sunglasses and rent bikes from our concierge for a full day under the sun with friends and family. Ride through a number of quintessential 30A towns or along the sandy beach—or both! Stop along the way for photo ops, lunch, and maybe even some shopping if you’re up to it. After you check-out your bike, you can leave right from your home with Paradise Properties and be on your way in short order!

Timpoochee Trail

One of the most popular bike trails is the Timpoochee Trail that will take you along scenic State Road 30A. For nearly 20 miles, this bike path is paved and mostly flat, making it a fun and leisurely bike ride. Bike past various dunes, lakes, and even see where the movie The Truman Show was filmed! If you get hungry, there are plenty of restaurants to stop by along the way.

Greenway Trails in Dune Allen

At the Town Center Government Education complex, you’ll find a ton of multi-use trails known as The Greenway Trails. Navigate through beautiful and luscious wetlands, over wooden bridges, and past dog parks – there’s so much to see when you ride along the Greenway Trails! 

Santa Rosa Beach’s Longleaf Greenway Trails

If you’re looking for bike trails to explore on your 30A bike rental, you can find plenty within Santa Rosa Beach’s 15,000-acre state forest, home to the East, Middle, and West Longleaf Greenway Trails. These trails provide over 27 miles with an opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape of the Florida Panhandle.

Stay in a Luxurious 30A Vacation Rental

Paradise Properties has everything you need for a relaxing vacation (and a relaxing day after your 30A biking excursion). Bask near your private pool in one of our luxurious vacation rentals, or walk to the shops and restaurants nearby! To book a stay and reserve a 30A bike rental, please give us a call at 850-588-7136.Photo of Paradise Properties Rental

Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the best holidays. Families come together to celebrate, delicious food is served, presents are opened, lots of football is watched, and you don’t have to worry about working. If you’re looking to have an extra special holiday getaway, consider planning a vacation with Paradise Properties. We have a variety of luxurious vacation homes that you can make your own during the holiday season, plus the wonderful Florida weather. Start planning your holiday getaway now by reading below – we’ll tell you about all of the different ways you can make the holidays fun when you stay with us.

Your Holiday Getaway to Florida

Now, the air might turn from crisp to cold as the year starts to end, but it’s always beautiful in Florida. If you’re used to wearing a sweater to Thanksgiving and seeing snow on the ground for Christmas, coming to Florida for a holiday getaway might be a nice change! 

Thanksgiving

If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving with us, then you have definitely come to the right place. In your rental at Paradise Properties, you can make the ultimate Thanksgiving feast in your luxurious kitchen. We have all of the utensils, dishes, bowls, and cutlery that you’ll need for the entire family. No matter which rental you choose, we have it all. Your thanksgiving will be memorable, even if it’s not how you’re used to it being. The warm weather and the palm trees will allow you to be outside and be at a comfortable temperature during your holiday getaway.

Christmas

Who needs snow to celebrate a white Christmas? Celebrate Christmas with the white sandy beaches and all of the holiday cheer that Florida has to offer. Pick up a Christmas ham at a local grocery store and all of the other sides that you want at Christmas. We have everything you need for every single holiday getaway, whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or New Years. After your Christmas dinner, take a walk on the beach and enjoy some eggnog, which you can always make at your home away from home at Paradise Properties!

Your Holiday Getaway at Paradise Properties

Like we mentioned above, we have everything you need for the perfect holiday getaway. Your full kitchen is the perfect place to cook dinner for the holidays, and you can explore the city and going out to eat for the rest of your vacation! Our mulit-bedroom, luxurious condo rentals are nothing short of perfection. If you have any questions, or you want to book your holiday weekend with us, then call 850-588-7136.

 Photo of a Paradise Property Living Room

When you go underwater, you’re introduced to a whole new world. You’ll see colors that you would never see on land and creatures you might not even know existed. Snorkeling is an easy and adventurous way to explore what’s below, and it’s something your entire group can enjoy. Some of the best snorkeling in Panama City Beach is just minutes away from Paradise Properties Vacation Rentals – the short commute is all the more reason to add snorkeling to your vacation bucket list!

The Best Snorkeling in Panama City Beach: Snorkel Panama City

Snorkel Panama City has some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving guided tours around. The tours offered here are perfect for all skill levels. Tours will typically last for 90 minutes to two hours, and we know you’ll enjoy every minute exploring what lies below the surface. 

 

For just $29 per person, you can create memories that will last a lifetime. Your guided snorkeling tour will begin with a quick briefing that will cover the safety and fundamentals of snorkeling, and then you’ll head into the water! Once you practice in a shallow area, you’re ready for the deeper waters. Explore the enticing aquatic fish, including clownfish, angelfish, parrotfish, sea turtles, and the rest of the Finding Nemo cast! Swim above or beside beautifully colored reefs, and everything else under the sea. Oh, and your snorkeling moments will be caught on video!

 

These snorkeling tours are for adults and kids ages five and up. All of the equipment you’ll need to snorkel is included in your $29 fee, as well as free pictures and videos of you and your group underwater! Snorkeling in Panama City Beach is an opportunity too priceless to pass up, so book your tour online today.

Homes in Florida: Paradise Properties

After spending a few hours in the salty water, explore the surrounding area or head back to your luxury home at Paradise Properties Vacation Rentals to relax and lounge around. Each of our beautiful rentals can be your home away from home, no matter the group size, or the occasion. Whether you’d like a pet-friendly rental, a private pool, or a gulf view, we have something for every group. Escape for a weekend to our tropical paradise, and book with us by calling 850-588-7136.

Photo of a Rental Through Paradise Properties