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Things Around A Garden Cottage Making That Vacation Extra Special

Mirimar Beach/Destin and the surrounding location

Location

First of all, Frangista,Destin/Miramar beach is ideally situated for all the family. The cottage, is on the border of Destin and Miramar beach. Most of all they have the famous white quartz beach with crystal clear emerald ocean; fishing and golf on the doorstep; restaurants too many to mention; shop till you drop.

 

Furthermore it’s all there for the kids. Noteworthy are the Track, bowling, bicycles, swimming, water park and much much more. Nature Trial and lakeside walks. There are also numerous, cultural activities through the Mattie Kelly Foundation, Seaside, and the Northwest College, not forgetting Bayetown Wharf, hence there’s probably something for everyone.

 

Fantastic shopping. High end, individual store and designer outlets, probably every store you could possibly want.

 

Notably, golf players can come for a week and play a championship course everyday. ASK AND DISCOUNT ROUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

Fishing is available from Destin Harbour, whether you hire your own boat, take an individual charter, or share a trip and make friends. Most of all, take a trip to Crab Island, where almost everyone gathers on a Sunday afternoon.

 

Going further afield you can visit Gallery Night in Pensacola, this one Friday each month. Whilst there visit the Apache Fort in Fort Pickens. Drive back down the National Seashore – amazing!

Dining

Restaurants  – there are far too many for me to mention all, most noteworthy and probably local favourites:

 

Cuvee Kitchen. Half price drinks and entrees before 9-00, where the ‘IN CROWD’ meet. Great music from Spunkie Junkie from 9-00 Wednesday to Saturday. Most of all a great evening for all.

 

Ocean Club. Happy hour before 6. Buy one get one free. Locals night Wednesday. Music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Fresh local seafood, deep south cuisine and most noteworthy the warm welcome of your convivial hosts

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The iconic AJ’s – music every night. Snacks available on the deck overlooking the harbour. Full meals underneath. Where the locals and trendy set meet.

 

Marina Cafe. Fantastic vista of the iconic harbour. Elegant fine dining. 4-6 they offer buy one entree get one free.

https://marinacafe.com/

 

Ruth Chris. Expensive but great food . Have a phenomenal saxophonist.

 

Fat Clemenzes: First of all, it doesn’t look much from the outside, but owned and operated by a traditional Italian family. Small restaurant but serves fantastic food – pizza; pasta; feature entrees and most of all, you can take your own alcohol for a small corkage. Saves you a lot

Golf

First of all, if golf is your thing then you’ve certainly come to right place! Destin has so many championship golf courses within just a few miles that you will probably be spoilt for choice.

Furthermore we  can arrange golf packages to your exact requirements and pre-book tee times at any of the courses detailed briefly below and many more besides!

Baytowne
Throughout your round at Baytowne, you will discover many elevation changes that take you down to the sand dunes and offer you views of the Gulf of Mexico. This course was designed by Tom Jackson.

Baytowne Yardage:
Gold Tee: 6,890 yds;
Blue Tee: 6,270 yds;
White Tee: 5,729 yds;
Red Tee 4,862 yds.

Bluewater Bay
America’s top golf course architect, Tom Fazio, U.S. Open champ Jerry Pate, and Mother Nature combine to design this spectacular course. Rated No. 1 in Northwest Florida for 10 years, and a 4-star rating by Golf Digest, Bluewater Bay includes the Bay, Lake, Marsh and Magnolia courses. Approximately three miles from Destin, at 2000 Bluewater Bay Boulevard.
Holes : 36 ; Par : 4, 9-hole courses, Par 36 each.

Bay-Magnolia Yardage:
Gold Tee: 6,608 yds;
Blue Tee: 6,013 yds;
Red Tee: 5,129 yds
Lake-Marsh Yardage:
Gold Tee: 6,857 yds;
Blue Tee: 6,209 yds;
Red Tee: 5,338 yds.

Burnt Pine
The award-winning Burnt Pine, which was designed by Rees Jones, has a distinct seaside feel due to its sculpted fairways and offers receptiveness to the low run up shot.

Burnt Pine Yardage:
Gold Tee: 6,996 yds;
Blue Tee: 6,524 yds;
White Tee: 6,000 yds;
Red Tee: 5,096 yds.

Emerald Bay
The epitome of golf in Northwest Florida! This challenging, 18-hole Robert Cupp design is one of Destin’s premier championship golf courses. A “4-Star Award Winner” for places to play by Golf Digest Magazine. The water-guarded fairways and small greens are a true test of skill for every level of player. Carts equipped with GPS yardage systems. Located at 4781 Clubhouse Drive in Destin.
Holes : 18 ; Par :72

Emerald Bay Course Details:
Gold Tee: 6,825 yds;
Blue Tee: 6,482 yds;
White Tee: 5,967 yds;
Red Tee: 5,184 yds.

Indian Bayou
Conveniently located in the heart of Destin, Indian Bayou has been pleasing the discriminating golfer for over 20 years. Large undulating greens and wide forgiving fairways make Indian Bayou a “must play.” An enjoyable course for any skill level.

Seminole-Choctaw Yardage:
Gold Tee: 6,765 yds;Blue Tee: 6,470 yds;
White Tee: 6,137 yds;Red Tee: 5,427 yds.
Choctaw-Creek:
Gold: 6,765 yds; Blue: 6,470 yds;
White: 6,137 yds; Red: 5,427 yds.
Creek-Seminole:
Gold:
6,765 yds; Blue: 6,470 yds;
White: 6,137 yds; Red: 5,427 yds.

Kelly Plantation
The Fred Couples Signature Golf Course at Kelly Plantation is a MUST PLAY on the Emerald Coast! This beautiful Par 72 course is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary featuring lush natural surroundings, water views and state-of-the-art GPS yardage system. Kelly Plantation is conveniently located on Highway 98 just one mile west of the Mid-Bay Bridge.
Holes : 18; Par : 72

Kelly Plantation Course Details:
Couple: 7,099 yds;
Plantation: 6,521 yds;
Palmetto: 6,118 yds;
Magnolia: 5,170 yds.

Links
Tom Jackson, designer of the Links, used a classic design that uses the natural terrain of the land, highlighted by five spectacular holes along the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Links Course Details:
Gold Tee: 6,710 yds; Blue Tee: 6,265 yds;
White Tee: 5,777 yds; Red Tee: 4,969 yds.

Raven Golf Club
A Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed natural wonder, Raven Golf Club presents you with drama and strategy on every tee. This unique and visually stunning 6,900 yard par 71 features dramatic changes in color and texture throughout the course. Although water comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes, the guest is offered numerous options to play every hole avoiding the crystal blue hazards. The Raven is a must-play during your stay at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

The Raven Course Details (A/B) :
Black: 6,910/6,854 yd;
Silver: 6,345/6,284 yd;
White: 5,867/5,799 yd;
Gold:5,065/5,037 yd

Regatta Bay
Forgiving fairways, guarded greens, deceptively challenging, eco-friendly and surrounded by nature preserves. Regatta Bay‘s 18-hole championship course designed by Robert C. Walker combines hazard-laden tee shots that give way to open fairways, followed by undulating, bunkered greens. Carts are equipped with GPS Systems. Holes : 18; Par : 72

Regatta Bay Yardage:
Black Tee: 6,864 yds;
White Tee: 6,490 yds;
Gold Tee: 5,910 yds.
Ladies’ Gold Tee: 5,910 yds;
Ladies’ Green Tee: 5,092 yds.

Seascape
A visually exciting and challenging course for all skill levels. A resort and traditional linkside course designed by Joe Lee, Seascape is a Course with personality, woods and lakes requiring subtlety and finesse. With bermuda grass greens, 12 of 18 holes bring water into play, some with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. Carts are equipped with the GPS Yardage Systems. Holes : 18; Par : 71

Seascape Yardage:
Blue Tee: 6,696 yds;
White Tee: 6,279 yds;
Red Tee: 5,415 yds.

Fishing

Destin earns its name as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” by virtue of its famed emerald Gulf shore – deep and inshore waters that hold enough sailfish, grouper, mackerel, cobia, tarpon and wahoo to inspire an extensive fleet of fishing charters, a bevy of tournaments (including the October-long Fishing Rodeo), and consequently you’ll find a a glorious selection of seafood restaurants.

Furthermore, with the speediest deep-water access to the Gulf, Destin claims more billfish catches annually than any other Gulf port and up to four times more fish species than most other destinations.

In addition to fishing, tour and glass-bottom boats take you sightseeing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, spotting dolphins and more.

We can arrange any fishing or sailing trip you would like to take. Just let us know what you would like to do and we’ll make it happen!

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming