Rosemary Beach Under Contract
25 N Green Turtle
2,550 Sq ft
Don’t miss your chance to own this well planned, well appointed McAlpine Design home on the Gulf side of Rosemary Beach (South of 30-A), This home offers two and a half stories of gracious living. This Charleston side yard house includes the warmth of a fireplace in the living room, hardwood floors throughout, mahogany french doors, custom cabinetry, granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wide two story porch and lush courtyard with fountain. The beach is just a short walk away down the pedestrian boardwalk.
If you have not had a chance to check out the 2012 Coastal Living Magazine’s Ultimate Beach House in Rosemary Beach … you better hurry because the tour ends this Sunday, October 7th. Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased at the house which is located at 194 West Kingston Road in Rosemary. The home is available to view on Friday and Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 1-5.
Coastal Living Magazine chose beautiful Rosemary Beach for its 15th Anniversary Ultimate Beach House and the tour began after completion in late June 2012. Residential designer, Lew Oliver with Whole Town Solutions was influenced by the British Colonial architecture of South Africa and also found great inspiration in his design by Scott Merrill’s Town Hall in Rosemary Beach. The home was built by Stan Benecki with Benecki Homes, decorated by Erika Powell with Urban Grace Interiors and the impeccable landscape design was by Alec Michaelides with Land Plus.
For more information visit Coastal Living Magazine online.
*** All photos courtesy of Coastal Living website
Come to Rosemary Beach on October 20th, 2012 from 1pm- 5pm for the Second Annual “Uncorked” Wine Festival. The Festival centers around Rosemary Beach’s diverse restaurants and 8 of them will be participating in this years event. Each Restaurant will prepare 3 signature dishes, each paired with its own unique wine. Guests will also be able to enjoy a “Featured” wine selected by the chef at each location.
The restaurants participating this year are:
Amavida Coffe, Paradis Restaurant, Edwards, Cowgirl Kitchen, Summer Kitchen, Onano, Wild Olives and La Crema
Advanced Tickets may be purchased for $75 per person online at Rosemary Beach Uncorked. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $95 per person.
Northwest Florida’s Gulf coast is renowned for its emerald green waters and glistening white sand beaches – the main draw at popular resort towns that stretch from Panama City to Pensacola. Lesser known along the route are a handful of upscale communities that redefine coastal living, among them, the neo-traditional Rosemary Beach. So named for the rosemary herb that grows wild in the area and which frames the walkways of this pedestrian-friendly town, Rosemary Beach effectively blends a charming urban ambience with first-rate recreational amenities, making it a unique retreat for all ages.
Rosemary residents and vacationers alike are attracted by the village-like character and understated charm, as much as the area’s natural beauty and family-friendly activities. Established in 1995 and built by the same architect of nearby Seaside, Rosemary offers a similar community feel, but with an entirely different look. Luxury marries nostalgia in a tantalizing blend of architectural styles that incorporate green-living concepts and align with the natural habitat. A network of boardwalks and pathways connect Rosemary’s town center and surrounding neighborhoods to green spaces, pools, tennis, playgrounds, a fitness center and the beach, all within a short walk or bike ride. Cars are better left parked, except for excursions down the scenic coastal Route 30-A.
Planning is underway for Taste of the Beach 2012 kick off event, “Vine to Wine – A Wine Preview” on Aug. 24th, 2012. This year the event is being held in the former Victoria’s Secret space at Grand Boulevard. Right now, it’s just an empty building, but with help of Monark Events, it will transform into a super chic event space!
Friday, August 24th | 6pm ~ 8pm
Taste of the Beach’s annual kick-off event features 250+ wines, including all medal winners in 30 categories, from Taste of the Beach’s wine judging competition for guests to sample, alongside culinary delights from Grand Boulevard’s signature restaurants including:
- Cantina Laredo
- Tommy Bahama’s
- Mitchell’s Fish Market
- Kilwins Chocolates
- Courtyard Marriott
- The Wine Bar at Wine World
Tickets are $50, purchase at: http://tasteofthebeachfl.com.
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
- Southwest Airlines
- Visit South Walton
- Grand Boulvard
- Atlanta Magazine
- Southern Wine & Spirits
- Coastal Wine & Spirits
- Transatlantic Wine & Spirits
- Atlantic Wine & Spirits
- Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Seagrove Village Market Cafe is a true South Walton institution, serving “Deep Fried Love” since 1949. Over the decades, this ultra-casual café and convenience store has been featured in Travel & Leisure, Southern Living, Coastal Living and countless other publications. In fact, Seagrove Village Market Café’s Grouper Sandwich was once named one of the “100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die” by Garden & Gun magazine.
Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has led to numerous tours, adventures to CMJ, SXSW & Bonnaroo, upcoming performances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival and three EP releases. Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums). The music evokes raw honesty and vulnerability while capturing your attention through its power and presence.
Seaweed can be an issue along our beaches during certain times of the year. Though June is historically the month of greatest seaweed deposits, there is no way to predict when it will wash ashore in larger quantities or how long it will last.
During periods of heavy seaweed deposits, the South Walton TDC is often asked why we don’t remove seaweed from our beaches. South Walton is proud to be an eco-friendly destination and we are committed to preserving and protecting our area’s natural beauty and the safety of beachgoers.
30A REAL ESTATE
As sales continue to be strong along the 30a Corridor, inventories are at their lowest levels in many years.. Buying a home along 30a under $500k will soon be a very difficult task again. The planned communities continue to thrive with sales up ytd over 60%.. What this means is that the market has made the turn and we will start seeing price increases along the entire 30a corridor. Real estate agents have referred to this as a “buyers market” and that has certainly been true for the past 4 or 5 years but will now slowly become a seller’s market again.
Finding a real estate agent that “really knows the market” has never been more important than it is today. Agents will make lot’s of promises. Don’t be afraid to ask specific questions and always remember that “results speak louder than words” no matter the business you are in. year to date, I have sold over 20 million dollars worth of property . I know the market, I understand the mortgage market and I work very hard for my clients.
The St. Joe Company Announces Early Termination of Southwest Airlines Guarantee Agreement
WATERSOUND, Fla., Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The St. Joe Company /quotes/zigman/162468/quotes/nls/joe JOE -0.88% (“St. Joe”) today announced the early termination of the Strategic Alliance Agreement For Air Service between Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest”) and St. Joe. The agreement required St. Joe to reimburse Southwest for up to $26.0 million of losses during the first three years of operation at the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). St. Joe has not been required to make any payments under the agreement. The early termination is effective July 1, 2012.
“We are proud to have played a critical role in securing air service by Southwest to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport,” said St. Joe CEO Park Brady. “Southwest enabled not only increased visitation to our region but also reduced airfares that are enjoyed by the residents of our local communities.”
Southwest initiated service to ECP on May 23, 2010, in conjunction with the opening of the new airport located at West Bay in Panama City Beach, FL. “The addition of Southwest’s service is a true success, with Southwest accounting for 57% of the passenger market share and taking the Airport from 9% of the Northwest Florida’s passenger traffic in 2009 to 25% in 2012,” according to John Wheat, ECP’s Executive Director.
“The financial safety net provided by St. Joe was instrumental in attracting Southwest Airlines to Northwest Florida Beaches International. In every respect, the Agreement with St. Joe has been a triumph. It has fulfilled its mission and achieved its intended purpose,” explained Bob Montgomery, Vice President — Airport Affairs for Southwest.
Recently, Southwest extended their lease agreement with the Northwest Florida International Beaches Airport through 2015, illustrating their commitment to the market and the communities of northwest Florida.