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An Estate of Tranquility

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An Estate of Tranquility

Family reunions, fishing trips and multi-generational getaways demand it

By Carl Danbury of Points North Magazine

Sometimes three generations need three floors. Sometimes, they require separate housing altogether. Imagine gathering three adult couples - a set of grandparents, parents and a newly married couple - with their need for three bedrooms, along with three single daughters ranging in age from 19 to 28. Then, add a friend or two to the group and coordinate a rental for a long holiday weekend. 

When you are trying to accommodate groups such as these and maintain a state of tranquility, keep Newman-Dailey Resort Properties in mind. With 30-plus years in property management and vacation home rentals, Newman-Dailey has a variety of homes in Florida from Destin proper to the far reaches of Highway 30-A available for both short- or long-term rentals. The Estate of Tranquility as it is so cleverly coined, is located in marvelous Miramar Beach in the Destiny East single-family home community, just steps from Scenic Highway 98 and ultra convenient to the Mid-Bay Way (also known as Highway 293). 

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Boasting six bedrooms, five with king beds and one with two roomy bunk beds, six and a half bathrooms, a private pool (heating optional with fee), wireless internet, seven televisions, two DVD players, washer and dryer and a community clubhouse with tennis and fitness room, the Estate of Tranquility is where Emerald Coast vacationers go to drool. The open floor plan - sizable kitchen, dining area and great room - allows for great entertaining, large family or group meals, essential board and card game playing, as well as the obligatory sport watching during any busy holiday weekend. Recollect the peaceful mornings when each daughter not only had her own bathroom, but her own bed, as well!

The conveneint location belies what most often strangles a trip to the Emerald Coast - traffic.  Bike riding and walking is incredible in this area. Scenic Highway 98 features wide sidewalks and slow-moving traffic, and inside the community gates there is virtually no traffic at all. We rented four bicycles from Coastal Cruisers, and they were delivered to and picked up from the rental home. Henderson Beach State Park is less than 2 miles west and the nearby public beach with its sugar-white sands is less than a quarter mile from the front door of Estate of Tranquility. More conveniences in close proximity are longtime favorite restaurants: The Crab Trip Destin, Captain Dave's on the Gulf, Camille's at Crystal Beach and 790 on the Gulf. Indian Bayou Golf Club also is just 4 miles away. 

Some Bucket Lists include deep sea fishing, and while seeking the elusive blue marlin off the coast might be a dream for some, the girls in my family were fine with a communal party boat like the Destiny or Destin Princess. Both are docked at the Destin Fishing Fleet Marina and can accommodate individuals, small or large parties. We chose a six-hour trip with all bait, tackle and license included in the price of your trip ($65 in the winter, $80 in the summer). 

After cruising 10 to 15 miles offshore, signals were given so that our group cold begin fishing. Bait your hook, drop your line near the bottom of the Gulf and look for a sign. After a slow start, our group caught amberjack, Vermilion snapper, red snapper, white snapper and triggerfish. 

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