It’s never too early to start thinking about your holiday plans. If you’re considering a trip to make this holiday season extra special, consider Florida’s 30A. Nestled along the stunning shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s scenic 30A communities offer a unique and magical experience during the holiday season.
Here at Paradise Properties, your dedicated vacation rental experts, we’re thrilled to share why now is the time to plan your holiday escape and what wonders await you in the charming 30A area.
Unveiling the Magic of 30A for the Holidays
Imagine celebrating Thanksgiving with a breathtaking ocean sunrise or Christmas with powdery white sand between your toes – that’s the allure of 30A. The area transforms into a wonderland adorned with twinkling lights, festive decor, and a joyous spirit that permeates every corner.
Attend tree lighting ceremonies, holiday markets, and special events that bring the community together. Indulge in delectable coastal cuisine at local restaurants, offering special holiday menus that blend traditional flavors with a distinctive 30A twist. When you stay on 30A, you’re in for an unforgettable holiday.
Start Planning Your Holiday Vacation Now
Early preparation is key to securing your dream holiday vacation. With its popularity growing, the 30A area witnesses a surge in visitors during the festive season. By starting your planning now, you’ll have a better chance of snagging the ideal vacation rental that suits your family’s needs and preferences.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy beach house, a luxurious oceanfront villa, or a spacious condo, Paradise Properties offers an array of options to choose from. Our vacation rentals are carefully curated to provide you with the comforts of home while enveloping you in the beauty of the 30A landscape. Cozy fireplaces, refreshing pools, and spacious kitchens set the stage for unforgettable family moments. Our properties are conveniently located, allowing you to relish panoramic views of the Gulf or enjoy easy access to charming town centers.
We have accommodations perfect for every holiday stay. Whether you’re planning a solo escape or a holiday get together with the whole family, our accommodations on 30A have you covered. Our lodging options are in some of 30A’s most vibrant communities, including Blue Mountain Beach, Inlet Beach, Seacrest Beach, and more. To book your holiday stay with us, please make a reservation online or by calling 850-588-7136.
Travelers now have more lodging options than ever before. That’s a good thing, but if you are unfamiliar with the different accommodation styles available now, it can make things a little confusing.
When you plan your vacation to Florida’s Emerald Coast, the team at Paradise Properties wants to make sure you get the best accommodations for your needs. We offer vacation rentals in every style imaginable, but we want to break down your options. Here’s a look at the variety of vacation accommodations we offer on 30A and the pros and cons of each so that you can find the perfect rental for you.
30A Vacation Home Rentals
If privacy and space are high on your wishlist for lodging, vacation homes could be the best style of accommodations for you. We offer vacation home rentals in some of the most sought-after communities along 30A.
Vacation Home Pros
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Home-like atmosphere
- Larger living and outdoor areas
- Can have great amenities like private pools
Vacation Home Cons
- Higher cost than smaller accommodations
- Don’t always have the same amenities as a condo or townhome resort
Vacation Homes Are Best Suited for…
Vacation homes are great for many different types of travelers. However, they are best suited for large families or groups who want a private, comfortable, and spacious place to stay.
30A Townhomes for Rent
While our townhome rentals might not have the same space as many of our vacation home rentals, this lodging option still has a lot to like.
Vacation Townhome Pros
- More space than a condo
- Often have outdoor areas
- Separate living and sleeping areas
- Sometimes have access to resort amenities
- Typically more affordable than a private vacation home
Vacation Townhome Cons
- Higher cost compared to a vacation condo
- Less space than most private vacation homes
Vacation Townhomes Are Best Suited for…
We highly recommend renting a townhome to travelers who want more space than a condo but don’t want a full-sized vacation home. This style of accommodation is deal for families or small groups.
30A Condo Rentals
For solo travelers and small groups, a condo rental could be all that you need. Paradise Properties’ collection of 30A condo rentals has a lot to offer.
Vacation Condo Pros
- Typically are the most affordable lodging option
- Sometimes have access to resort amenities
- Often located near top attractions and activities
- Often feature great views of 30A’s coastline
Vacation Condo Cons
- Smaller living spaces
- Might have to deal with some light noise from neighbors
- Limited outdoor space
Vacation Condos Are Best Suited for…
For budget-conscious travelers who value convenience and don’t mind smaller living spaces, vacation condos are great. These accommodations are also ideal for solo or tandem travelers.
Vacation Rentals on 30A for Every Type of Getaway
Whether you’re traveling with a large group or solo, on a budget, or looking to splurge, Paradise Properties’ selection of vacation rentals on 30A has you covered. We even have pet-friendly properties available so that your furry family member doesn’t have to miss out on a great trip. You can book any of our accommodations online or by calling 850-588-7136. If you have questions, we have answers! You can instantly chat with us here.
There’s one attraction you can only find in Florida and one other state in the U.S. can you guess it? No, it’s not Disney theme parks; it’s even rarer: coastal dune lakes. This rare natural phenomenon can be found throughout Walton County and is well worth checking out when you vacation along 30A.
So, you’re probably wondering, what is a coastal dune lake? Where can I go to see them? The team at Paradise Properties has the answers. With vacation rentals in many of the towns along 30A, we’re quite familiar with Florida’s coastal dune lakes and can provide you with everything you need to know.
What is a Coastal Dune Lake?
Coastal dune lakes are lakes comprised initially of freshwater, but when water levels capacity, the freshwater spills out of the lake and the sand dunes and flows into the sea, or in the case of 30A’s coastal dune lakes, the Gulf of Mexico. Once the water gushes out, a channel directly connects the Gulf to the lake, allowing saltwater and freshwater to mingle. Eventually, the dune is repaired, but not before saltwater and freshwater mix back in the lake.
Coastal dune lakes only occur in a few locations in the world. Along with Walton County, you can only find coastal dune lakes in Oregon, Madagascar, New Zealand, and Australia.
Where Can I See a Coastal Dune Lake in Florida?
You can only find Florida’s coastal dune lakes in Walton County. With 15 named coastal dune lakes, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to check out coastal dune lakes on your vacation to 30A. Here’s a list of some of our favorites.
Western Lake: Located in Grayton Beach State Park, near our vacation rentals in Grayton Beach, Western Lake is a shining example of a coastal dune lake. Like most coastal dune lakes, Western Lake is very shallow, but you can enjoy kayaking or paddling on a stand-up paddleboard.
Campbell Lake: Another coastal dune lake ideal for paddling, Campbell Lake is a near 100-acre spot in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. However, please don’t bring your own kayak; the park requires you to rent one of theirs. Campell Lake is also a great spot to try kayak fishing, as anglers commonly catch saltwater species here.
Powell Lake: Mighty Powell Lake is the largest coastal dune lake in the U.S. Located in Camp Helen State Park, Powell Lake is an excellent spot for kayaking, fishing, and bird-watching. Don’t be scared off by the lake’s brownish color; minerals and falling leaves create the brown color, but it is still sanitary.
Lodging Along 30A
You can discover Florida’s amazing coastal dune lakes while staying in a 30A vacation rental from Paradise Properties. With locations throughout the area, you’re sure to find something suitable for your travel needs. To book your stay, please check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136.