We have stayed in some pretty wonderful beach properties from quaint, artsy boutiques to huge, spreading beach houses but this one wins the prize for the absolute best beach getaway we have ever experienced.
I was invited on a press trip to the Casa Marina Hotel, Jacksonville Beach, located right on the beach in this quaint, beautiful town, settled years ago as one of the first towns in historic Florida.
My husband, Tom is not really a beach lover and will go along with me if I do a little arm twisting, but I thought I would invite my lovely sister-in-law instead who also loves the beach as much as I do. Since I am lucky enough to have developed a professional relationship with Sterling Resorts over the years, I checked with them to see if they had anything available where we could stay for a couple of days after the press trip before I invited her along on the trip.
Did they have anything they would like me to write about?
Anything with a view of the water?
Anything at all?
Yeah they did.
He replied almost immediately that the woman I had worked with for years was no longer employed at Sterling Resort but he very kindly indicated they would still love to work with me and what did I need exactly? Within a few minutes, he emailed me with information about a house they had in Frangista Beach, in between the beautiful coast towns of Destin and Miramar Beach, Florida along Scenic Gulf Drive. This home is conveniently close to Whale’s Tail Beach Bar and Grill, Sandestin Outlets, and the emerald Gulf Coast with white soft sandy beaches. Get ready to explore this 4 stories, 4,850 sq. ft. living space home that features 7 Bedrooms and 7.5 Bathrooms that sleeps 24 people comfortably!
I almost passed out when I started clicking on the links in the email. I had in mind a small, two bedroom house on the beach but he went way over and above what I had asked for. This beautifully furnished house had SEVEN bedrooms, SEVEN AND A HALF baths, it’s own private pool – in fact you name it and this house had it.