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    Closing at $13.35 million, this oceanfront residence on Amelia Island earns title of record highest home sale of 2022 in Northeast Florida.

    By Coastal Luxury | March 27, 2023

    Known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, top-notch dining, and spectacular golf courses, Amelia Island is a special location touting the beauty of raw unspoiled nature, waterfront on the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the Island is the waterfront residence of 43 Ocean Club Drive, a striking home offering 100 feet of oceanfront views. Erin Oden,... Read More

    Community Highlight: WaterSound Beach

    By Coastal Luxury | December 23, 2022

    Photos courtesy of Watersound Club Welcome to the WaterSound Community, one of 30A’s most coveted gated communities along the Emerald Coast. Nestled on the iconic sprawling dunes, this sequestered coastal community is surrounded with a whopping 1-mile stretch of private community beach. Indulge in some of the amenities within the neighborhood or enjoy a short... Read More

    Ciao Bella

    By Coastal Luxury | September 23, 2022

    The Cannatas find their slice of paradise on Charles Street in Alys Beach By Todd Coston When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Catherine and Mike Cannata decided to make their move to 30A. With the help of Rita Montgomery as an agent and the talent of interior designer Ray Booth, the Cannatas created... Read More

    Savings in Forward and Reverse

    By Coastal Luxury | September 9, 2022

    Expand your real estate investment horizons with the Reverse 1031 tax exchange By Sallie Paris For experienced investors, 1031 tax exchanges have long been a favored vehicle for deferring capital gains taxes while upgrading and expanding their real estate investment portfolio. In their most common form, however, such exchanges have become more difficult to reliably... Read More

    Hitting the Streets of Charleston

    By Coastal Luxury | September 2, 2022

    The Coastal Luxury team attends Charleston, South Carolina’s Boomtown Unite conference Just below the midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline lies an elegant city filled with rich history, gorgeous architecture and southern hospitality. If you have been lucky enough to visit this charming city, you will never forget its distinctive architectural character and timeless artifacts. In... Read More

    A recent article from Travel and Leisure states that it’s “time to put Walton County, Florida, on your travel list,” and they aren’t wrong.

    By Coastal Luxury | June 4, 2022

    You may know that Walton County, Florida is a popular tourist location, but did you know that Airbnb’s new summer domestic travel survey ranks Walton County as the “number one trending destination in America among travelers searching for vacation rentals on the platform.” Placed above destinations like Big Sur, California and Hampton Bays, New York;... Read More

    Yahoo! Finance Showcases 30A

    By Coastal Luxury | April 28, 2022

    A recent article from Yahoo! Finance titled, “Why Buying Property in These Vacation Destinations Could Be a Great Investment” focuses on the benefits of owning a rental property in a market that is booming, and highlights 30A’s small town charm and industry strengths. While many Americans believe real estate to be an extraordinary way to... Read More

    Emerald Crest: 95 Years of Memories and Growth

    By Coastal Luxury | April 21, 2022

    In the 1920s, 160-acre tracts of Walton County land just west of Camp Helen were offered as homestead sites. Lucian May began a legacy that has spanned six generations; now, his great nephew, Fount May, kindly shares some memories. Beach life was rugged in the early days. To cross the Apalachicola River, the homesteaders used... Read More

    Date Ideas: 30A Edition

    By Coastal Luxury | April 7, 2022

    Dreaming of a romantic date along 30A? We’ve picked out a few of our favorite date ideas so you don’t have to! Dinner date by boat to Louisiana Lagniappe “Can’t be beat for top date nights!” – Erin and Jon Oden There is no better way to travel to a dinner date than by boat!... Read More

    Transform Your Bathroom into a Luxury Spa

    By Coastal Luxury | March 4, 2022

    Make Your Bathroom Smell Like a Spa with an Essential Oil Diffuser Pick an essential oil to diffuse throughout your bathroom that promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Lavender is one of the best choices to increase relaxation. Another great choice is Bergamot, which can be used to calm your emotions and release your anxious feelings.... Read More