Saturday, December 9, 2017 / by Stephen Hayward
Since Don Carlos Siguenza first found the 16-mile long island in 1693 by accident when his ship blew off course, which bore the name "Perdido Key" which is Spanish for "Lost Island". Today, much of the island and Pensacola in general is remarkably similar to then. Nature has helped shape and reshape the barrier island which extends 16 miles between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Tucked beautifully between Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key escaped the explosion of beach development and was left to appreciative locals who enjoyed the remoteness...as well as the fishing, swimming and sugar-sand white beaches.
But as Florida became more and more developed - especially after the US Navy sold off portions of the now Lost Key Golf & Beach Club in early 1950's for as little as $3000. an acre, Federal and State agencies bought much of the land and now more than 60 percent of Perdido Key is off limits to development.
With large agreement between the county ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 / by Stephen Hayward
The luxury market has been and always will be an integral part of the Gulf Coast real estate industry. From beachfront vacation condos to bay front estates, the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key areas are home to a variety of “premier” property types. The question though, is what defines these properties as luxury for you?
Well, two new condominium developments planned for Perdido Key, Florida are luxury in style for sure. The most recent completed development, Vista Del Mar, is a nine-story, Gulf front project. The modern 64-upscale condominium project complete this past summer is a combination of location and sophisticated amenities. Sitting with it’s unrestricted views of the Gulf and its neighbor on a protected haven of nature and bike trails on the Gulf Islands National Seashore ensures that your view, your tranquility and your peace of mind will always be preserved.
The spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the unspoiled beauty of ...
Friday, October 13, 2017 / by Stephen Hayward
What’s Happening on the Gulf Coast!
Celebrate the unique combination of food, history, art, music and beaches that can all be found in and around our city. From the smaller arts and crafts festivals to the larger music festival, these outdoor parties are fun for the whole family! Don’t just take our word for it! Come see Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Destin, Orange Beach, or Gulf Shores. Find your perfect place on the Gulf Coast whether you are coming to play, stay or invest, Southern Rentals & Real Estate can help to make your sweet Southern experience memorable!
Our Calendar of Events has some of the fun for the Fall Season!
Blue Angels practice : Pensacola
Flora Bama Oktoberfest :
Humane Society’s Barktoberfest : Pensacola
13-15 Annual Shrimp Festival : Gulf Shores
13-15 58th Greek Festival : Pensacola
14-Bridge to Bridge Run 5K : Pensacola
17 UWF Symphonic Band Concert Band : Pensacola
18 Fishing ...
Friday, September 15, 2017 / by Stephen Hayward
The Southern Rentals and Real Estate Team salutes and honors those that lost their lives on 9.11 - 16 years ago.
We are the land of the free and the home of the brave! Our hearts were unimaginably broken which forced us to be in great unity from that moment we will all never forget. In that same spirit of unity, we remember those that we lost, pray for their families, support the ones who constantly run into harms way to seek and to save those in need of help.
On that day, more than 3000 lives were lost - and so many more affected in ways only they can express. We also remember those in Houston, affected by Hurricane Harvey and the people in the path of Hurricane Irma.
May we always remember what brings us together - our relationships, our family, our love for one another and our love for our country! Our endurance and power will strengthen us, even if it takes some time at first - we will never forget. But, our strength together is all we nee ...