The Best Gumbo on the Gulf Coast

Our Favorite (and Easy!) Gumbo Recipe ~ Southern Residential Leasing Gumbo is a staple here on the Gulf Coast. It can seem like an intimidating recipe, but it's a lot easier than you may think! It's likely that you already have everything at home to make our tried and true gumbo recipe. You'll just need to grab some fresh shrimp from a local seafood market and some Andouille sausage at the grocery store. The key to a good gumbo is all in the ... Read More

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Tags: Coastal Recipe, Destin Restaurants, Fort Walton Beach Restaurants, Gumbo Recipe, Seafood Recipe


Fort Walton Beach Condo with Waterfront Views!

Presidio 406 ~ Fort Walton Beach, Florida Condo Rental by Southern This is resort living at its finest! Lease Presidio 406 with us and enjoy intercoastal views and a full view of Okaloosa Island. This long-term condo rental in Fort Walton Beach at the Presidio Yacht Club offers you the best of both worlds, with a great location near the downtown scene as well as the beach. Schedule your private showing today! At Presidio 406, a three-bedroo... Read More

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Tags: Fort Walton Beach Condo, Long Term Rental in Fort Walton Beach, Persidio Yacht Club


Live Across From the Beach in Destin!

2410 Scenic Gulf Drive #103B ~ Destin, Florida Rental Home by Southern Available now! Schedule your private showing here. Have you ever wanted to live at the beach in Destin? Well now, you can! The most beautiful rental home in Destin, Florida is available at 2410 Scenic Gulf Drive #103B. This recently upgraded three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo is located at the Pavilion Palms complex just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. When you l... Read More

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Tags: Beach Condo in Destin, Destin Long Term Rental, Destin Rental Home


Your Guide to Grilled Oysters

Where to Get Grilled Oysters in Destin (and How to Make Them, too!) ~ Southern Residential Leasing It's oyster season here in Florida! An old tradition states that oysters are only to be eaten during the months with an "r" in the name - September through April - to ensure the oysters are as fresh as possible. One thing we love about oysters is their surprising versatility. Of course, you can't beat raw oysters. But, there are a number of ways to... Read More

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Tags: Coastal Recipe, Cooking at Home, Grilled Oysters, Lifestyle Blog


Explore This Pet-Friendly Home for Rent in Freeport

46 Hemingway Lane ~ Freeport, Florida Rental Home by Southern Get ready to call this beautiful home in Northwest Florida's hidden gem yours! Our newest Freeport, Florida rental home at 46 Hemingway Lane is the perfect place to call home. Located in the newly constructed and coveted Hammock Bay neighborhood, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and has a neatly landscaped yard with plenty of room for your family... Read More

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Get Your House Prepared for Hurricane Season

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season ~ Southern Residential Leasing Hurricane season goes until November 30th! Don't get caught scrambling last minute trying to prepare your home for hurricane season. With these tips and tricks, you can keep your investment property protected when a storm hits. Know Your Homeowner's Policy Before a hurricane hits, it's important to know what your insurance policy will cover. Make sure you're familiar with ... Read More

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Tags: Home maintenance, Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season, Property Management


Stunning Home for Rent Near the Beaches of 30A

37 Gulf Winds Way ~ Santa Rosa Beach Rental Home by Southern Residential Leasing Let us introduce you to our newest rental home in Santa Rosa Beach. We think you'll love it just as much as we do! Tucked back in the Sea Dunes neighborhood,  37 Gulf Winds Way is a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home near Allen Lake and the beaches of South Walton. This home is available today for a 12-month lease, but don't delay! Schedule yo... Read More

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Tags: 37 Gulf Winds Way, Long Term Rental in Santa Rosa Beach, Santa Rosa Beach Rental Home


Make Our Beer-Battered Hushpuppies

Learn to Make these Beer-Battered Hushpuppies ~ Southern Residential Leasing Everyone loves hushpuppies - they are a staple at our local seafood restaurants, but have you ever tried to make them? Surprisingly easy to make, this popular side dish is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. We took ours a step further and fried them in a beer batter for a seasonal twist on a classic recipe. Make your own beer-battered hushpuppies with your f... Read More

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Tags: Beer-Battered Hushpuppies, Coastal Recipe, Fall Recipe


Coming Soon to Santa Rosa Beach!

1594 County Road 393 ~ Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Rental Home by Southern Available starting October 15th! See more details and schedule a showing here. Located on a quiet street off the highway near Hogtown Bayou, 1594 County Road 393 is a beautiful rental home in Santa Rosa Beach that you'll certainly want to call home. Not only is it pet-friendly for dogs and cats, but it's also close to numerous family-friendly activities and 30A's incredibl... Read More

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Tags: 1594 County Road 393, Florida Long-Term Rentals, Florida Rental Home, Long Term Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, Santa Rosa Beach Rental Home


The Impact of COVID on Property Management

Property Management During COVID ~ Southern Residential Leasing It's no surprise that property management during COVID looks a little different. Gone are the days of in-person inspections and dropping off rent checks at a physical office. Now, property management companies are doing everything they can to keep tenants and employees safe. Landlords and property managers are reevaluating their strategies every day. As their tenants are working ... Read More

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Tags: Florida Property Management, Property Management, Property Management During COVID