When you think of historical Florida, chances are you probably aren’t considering the Rosemary Beach community. Built in 1995, our seaside community hasn’t been around very long, but if you are a history buff, the land on which this beautiful neighborhood sits has existed for thousands of years, and the stories told by the waters, the white sand beaches, and the dune lakes that have coexisted with the Gulf waters is one worth examining. This Rosemary Beach things to do guide to your historical journey to our favorite Gulf community will help fill the minutes of your Florida getaway as it fills your mind with a peek into the past!
We’ve talked about Lake Powell many times, as can be expected. Located just a few miles away from our community, this rare coastal dune lake is the largest in the state, taking up over 800 acres! Considered to be at least 10,000 years old and created by the winds that worked their magic on the sands of the region, it boggles the mind to think about all the changes this body of water has seen over the millenniums. The natural sand barrier that divides the lake from the Gulf often fails to keep the salt and fresh waters in their place, causing a unique ecosystem in which a variety of salt and freshwater creatures cohabitate peacefully!
Older Than You Might Think
Although the Rosemary Beach community has only been around since 1995, the first cabin in the area was suspected to have been built all the way back in the mid-19th century in nearby Santa Rosa. The 1890s brought about an upswing in beach communities, and by the early 1900s, this area had become a popular vacation community. While many of those homes no longer exist, it is often suggested that we can hear the whispered conversations of those who went before on quiet nights when the wind is blowing gently. Take the time to walk along the shore, imagining those who once walked where you are walking now: the early Native Americans who may have used the waters, the happy vacationers dressed in their best bathing costumes, sitting under frilly umbrellas in protection against the sun, and the visitors that head to the beaches today, gasping aloud at their first sight of the emerald waters of the Gulf. The Rosemary Beach community may be newer, but the land it is built on has stories to tell!
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There’s no better time to explore the past than right now, and our vacation properties have their own stories to tell. See you soon!
Fall has arrived and school is back in session, but for some of us it is not business as usual. This year we aren’t driving carpool in our pajamas, dropping kids off and driving away, only to realize all three left their lunches in the minivan so we drive back to the school, still in our pajamas, and walk into the school office only to find the perfectly coiffed head of the PTA holding court! For many moms and dads, 2020 has brought on changes not just in their lives, but in the lives of their children, as social distancing and online learning has changed our home lives. We’re spending a lot of time at home together, and the realization that education can happen anywhere, not just at your own kitchen table, makes the idea more palatable—especially when you take an educational journey to Florida for a stay in the Rosemary Beach community! This guide for Rosemary Beach activities will help lead the way.
Science on Rosemary Beach
When you step outside your vacation retreat, the first lesson can be found all around you. The sugary white sands framing the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. White sands are created from a process that began over 20,000 years ago involving quartz, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Apalachicola River. We’d tell you more, but we really don’t want to spoil your fun in learning!
What is Social Studies?
We teachers/parents are being forced out of our comfort zones as we have to learn about topics that have never really been clear to us, with social studies being at the top of the list! The definition of the term describes the study of human society, and doesn’t really help, but you will find the best answer right here in the Rosemary Beach community! Our community was built in 1995 as an answer to the distancing we Americans are facing, and as a way to lower pollution. Built close together with walking trails and bike trails, we don’t need to drive anywhere; the closeness of the community serves to bring us together and bridge that worrisome distance! Obviously, this is a bare bones discussion, and your social studies module will get more involved, but we think you get the idea!
Recess, Lunch, and the Final School Bell
By now, we are sure the picture has become clearer, and we hope that you are getting more excited with each word you read! Recess by the private pool, lunches created in the kitchen of your vacation escape, and the ringing of the final school bell open up the world even further! Reserve your vacation classroom away from school today and discover how education can be entertaining and relaxing as well!
In times of crisis, it can often feel as if time slows down, and the first three quarters of 2020 were a perfect example. But in spite of all the difficulties we experienced, time did eventually move on, and the end of the year is in sight; we just have to make it through the holidays! If you haven’t made any plans for Thanksgiving, now is the time, and the Rosemary Beach community is the place! This guide to a beautiful Thanksgiving in a community designed to bring families closer together will ensure that your 2020 holiday will be positively perfect.
Thankful for Family On Your Getaway to Rosemary Beach
Our families are there for us no matter what, and this Thanksgiving offers the perfect time to show them how grateful you are for their support and their love. Work together to create a memorable feast in our fully equipped kitchens and enjoy the results of your labors as you dine together as a family. With Christmas music playing in the background and the golden brown turkey gracing the table, you will be thankful that this year you decided to get away! Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on state of the art televisions, walk off the extra calories along the shoreline of the Gulf, and slip out of your shoes after a long night of Black Friday shopping and slide under the covers of super soft beds placed in rooms designed to not interfere with your sleep; our properties offer all the comforts of home interspersed with little luxuries to sweeten the day on your Getaway to Rosemary Beach!
Let Someone Else Do the Cooking!
Like pretty much everyone else in the world, we all did more than our fair share of cooking over the first part of the year, and if you don’t feel like doing it again for your Thanksgiving feast, we completely understand, as do the fine people at Shades Bar & Grill! They will be taking orders until the Monday before Thanksgiving for their famous Fried Turkey and sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. You can find Shades Bar & Grill at 10952 E County Hwy 30A in Inlet Beach or call ahead with questions at (850) 213-9410.
It’s Always Great on the Coast
If the sound of happy laughter and the sight of the smiling faces of your family makes you happy, the Rosemary Beach community is the place to be!
After a tough beginning to a very unusual year, it’s good to get away from home and stop thinking about the issues you’ve been dealing with. We’ve all been cooped up inside our homes staring at the same four walls day after day, and a visit to the Rosemary Beach community and the natural attractions in the area is guaranteed to cure you of any remaining blues you might be feeling! Exploring the beauty of the area by day and relaxing in comfort and style of our vacation escapes by night is exactly what you need to bring the smile back to your face and a little extra skip in your step. Check out some of our favorite natural Rosemary Beach attractions in the area below.
Rosemary Beach Private Beach
Sticking close to your home away from home is no tragedy when the natural attraction you are drawn to is the sugar white sands of Rosemary Beach Private Beach. The pictures you’ve seen over the years are legitimate; the sand is as white and fine as it looks and contrasts beautifully with the clear turquoise waters of the Gulf! Created in a process we can’t begin to understand or explain, the sand is composed tiny particles of quartz, found in the Appalachian Mountains and the Apalachicola River thousands and thousands of years ago.
Camp Helen State Park
The beauty of this particular area of Florida is world renowned, and when you want to experience a little bit of history while exploring the natural landscape, Camp Helen State Park is where you want to be. Located less than a mile from the Rosemary Beach community, this breathtaking spot is the home to the state’s largest coastal dune lake, Lake Powell. Coastal dune lakes are rare in this world, found only in New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and the United States; Oregon, South Carolina, and Florida are the only states to have these lakes. Featuring a mixture of fresh and salt waters, the ecosystem is a unique one, offering a special variety of plants and animals you will only find in other coastal dune lakes. Rumored to have been in existence for thousands of years, the legend of the Creature of Powell Lake is a fun story to tell the young ones in your traveling group! The waters turn from a muddy brown to a deep midnight blue as you near the edges closest to the sea, making the pictures you take extraordinarily beautiful ones!
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Travel restrictions are lifting, and the great outdoors of northwestern Florida is awaiting your return. Reserve your naturally beautiful beachside escape with us today!
The new normal in our lives can be confusing as we learn a new vocabulary, safer ways of greeting those we love, and try to adjust to our family pets taking on the positions of coworkers! Working from home is one of those activities that didn’t take long to adjust to, though. We fell in love with the comfort and convenience, but did you ever think that working remotely doesn’t have to mean working from your own home? When you stop and think about it, does your boss really care if the table you have set up for your temporary office is in your dining room at home or in the spare room of your absolutely fabulous rental property located in sunny Florida? We didn’t think that would be a problem, and as such, we have created this guide to ensure that you can enjoy a vacation to the Rosemary Beach® community while working full time without missing a beat!
You Deserve This Vacation to Rosemary Beach
2020 has not been a kind year, but things are starting to look up as more restaurants are opening for dine-in, shelves are stocked with essentials once again, and travel restrictions are lifting. If traveling by plane worries you, hop in your car and head to the beautiful Emerald Coast for a fantastic stay in one of our well-appointed vacation rentals!
You’ll Know You’ve Arrived
You won’t have to read road signs or street maps to know that you have arrived in the Sunshine State; the soft sea air and cool Gulf breezes are the surest signs that you have nearly reached the Rosemary Beach community and the happy spot you never knew you were missing, our vacation escapes! Once you arrive for your vacation to Rosemary Beach, after you have parked your suitcases in your chosen rooms, checked in with the office from your new home office spot on the balcony, and slipped out of your traveling clothes and into your new work uniform of flipflops and a tee, it’s time to head out to the beach for an afternoon (or evening) of fun in the sun!
We Offer Wi-Fi
While it may seem as if we KNEW you would be coming to work and play, the truth is we just want everyone to be happy, comfortable, and satisfied. Free Wi-Fi is included most of our rentals, allowing guests to do everything they need to keep their jobs safe and secure while offering the opportunity to play in between emails and conference calls, and our prime location allows hard workers to sneak away to play whenever they want. When booking, just ask our helpful team to recommend one of our properties that includes a Wi-Fi connection. Reserve your vacation rental in Florida today and enjoy every minute of your working vacation!
There are many reasons for choosing Florida and the Rosemary Beach community for your vacation getaway, but we’re going to guess that the Gulf is the first reason on your list! Emerald green, clear, and offering a tranquil respite from the troubles of the world, most visitors don’t even take the time to unpack before they are pulling on their swimsuits and heading to the beach! This guide to the Rosemary Beach activities on the water you can enjoy during your fabulous Florida getaway will ensure that every minute of your stay will be filled with fun and excitement!
Frolicking in the Surf
Within seconds of walking into your Rosemary Beach community vacation rental, you will probably find yourself heading outdoors to discover what fun you can have in the crystal-clear waters that have been calling to you for months. Wading in the shallows, laughing out loud as the surf ebbs and flows, diving into the cool to escape the sultry summer heat, and floating on your back feeling the sun on your face as the ocean gently rocks you into a sense of peace and contentment is the perfect way to start your journey to fun in Florida.
Follow the Dolphins
Of all the creatures of the sea, dolphins are the friendliest and the most fun to watch! And even though you may be able to catch sight of dolphins during your daily swim in the Gulf, the best way to follow them is from the deck of a 50-foot catamaran on a sunset dolphin cruise offered by Island Time Sailing Cruises. Lasting two hours and taking you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Gulf, this cruise is a favorite of everyone who experiences them!
Explore the World Under the Sea
If you think it’s beautiful from the top of the water, wait until you get your first glimpse of the world under the water. Colorful, vibrant, and teeming with happy surprises, it’s no wonder that snorkeling is one of the top water activities in the area! Snorkeling only requires the mask, air tube, and flippers for easy gliding through the water; most beach stores in the area will offer snorkel gear for rent, or you can bring your own.
Plan Your Florida Escape and Enjoy Rosemary Beach Activities
Every day offers a new surprise when you choose the Rosemary Beach community for your vacation getaway. Contact us today to reserve your vacation rental and to learn more about Rosemary Beach activities!
As we all begin to pick ourselves up and begin the long journey towards moving forward after COVID-19, there’s a select group of people who deserve a little extra notice. Those essential workers who picked up the slack for those who were able to stay home, who woke up every morning preparing themselves for a day filled with hard work and uncertainty, the people known as your employees. Call them what you will, but those essential people ensured that your business has become the successful place it is today, and can you ever thank them enough? Probably not, but a good start would be with a corporate retreat to the white sand beaches of the Rosemary Beach community; our corporate Rosemary Beach vacation rentals are designed to spoil, and the beauty of the region never fails to soothe your souls.
Luxury and Style During Your Rosemary Beach Vacation
Have you ever walked into a place so clean, so bright, and so comfortable you felt at home within seconds? Our properties offer that feeling of hominess, and while they have always been sparkling clean, today they are ultra-sanitized to ensure that all worries are left behind! Kitchens that are spacious and cheerful allow for multiple “chefs” to work together in harmony, and dining rooms with seating enough for everyone can be used for team-building exercises that include putting together puzzles, playing board games, or enjoying the feasts of your labors in the kitchens! Luxurious surprises can be found around every corner, including living areas with state-of-the-art televisions, game rooms and theater rooms, and bedrooms with private balconies over the pool. Your employees will certainly get how much you appreciate them within seconds of stepping inside!
The Company that Plays Together
Yes, there are handbooks with all kinds of team-building exercises listed between their covers, but we all know that the best way to build a successful team is to spend some time playing like friends! Pool parties by the private pools, bike rides through the streets of the Rosemary Beach community, even working out together in a community fitness center (or private gym in one of our larger properties) builds a sense of companionship that a “rousing” game of Code of Conduct just can’t accomplish! Campfire stories, another team building activity, can be enjoyed around the fireplace on a chilly or rainy evening! Simply divide your group into teams and have everyone share some of their favorite workplace experiences; don’t be surprised when this moment right here jumps to the forefront!
The Rosemary Beach Community Welcomes You Back
It’s been a weird few months, and we looking forward to welcoming you back with open arms, thanking you as you thank your employees for all they have done! Reserve your Rosemary Beach vacation rental with us today
After being cooped up in our homes for the last few weeks, it sure feels good to be able to get out and enjoy the beauty of our neighborhoods, and if you spent those weeks planning your getaway to the Rosemary Beach community, we have to guess that you will want to spend as much time as possible outdoors! Now is the time to feel the sun beating down on your shoulders, the Gulf breezes kissing your cheeks, and know that you can do all the things you have been dreaming about over the last few months. This guide to outdoor activities you can enjoy during your Florida journey is guaranteed to give you memories you will never forget!
Cruisin’ the Community
Bamboo Bicycle Company offers the only tools you will need for lazy explorations of the Rosemary Beach community; a bike, helmet, and maps of the bike trails that will take you past some of the most beautiful landscape in Florida. Reduce your carbon footprint as you breathe in that salty ocean air and discover the quaint charm of the homes that make this unique community one of our favorite areas to live. Sidewalks built for bikes only make it easy and fun.
Which Way to the Beach?
Finding the beach will be of no difficulty when you stay in one of our vacation escapes in the Rosemary Beach community; chances are you will be able to walk right out the door of your property and bury your toes in the sugar white sands! What you choose to do out there, of course, varies from guest to guest. Choose between frolicking in the surf, tanning on the beach, or escaping into the newest summer blockbuster under a cheerfully colorful umbrella that will protect your skin from the elements! Building sandcastles and moonlit walks at shore’s edge are other ways to enhance the fun you can have outdoors in Florida.
Stay Home and Play
By home, we mean your vacation home, of course! Our comfortable and stylish vacation escapes offer community amenities for you to enjoy without leaving the property. Swim in crystal clear pools, barbecue your catch of the day on your back porch, or simply enjoy sunset views with a refreshing beverage in hand. A Florida sunrise is a sight to behold, stopping people in their tracks when out and about, and when viewed over the water from your balcony, it’s one you will never forget! Reserve your vacation escape in the Rosemary Beach community today!
Our charming Rosemary Beach community is known for more than its scenic landscape and friendly residents; the shops and boutiques that can be found here are designed to bring pleasure to everyone who enters their doors, and this guide will help you find the best of the best!
Patchouli’s, 82 S Barrett Square
This sweet boutique offers one of our favorite types of shopping experiences, as it features pretty much everything we could need in life, from essential oils to bath and body (including an entire collection that is patchouli made), beauty products, perfumes that are customized for your needs, and a decent line just for men. Plan on spending a few hours and probably more than a few bucks here; the prices are reasonable but do add up quickly!
Rosemary Beach Trading Co, 34 N Barrett Square #1C
Everyone’s guilty pleasure is doing a little souvenir shopping while on vacation, and as we seemingly can’t get enough magnets, t-shirts, and coffee mugs, souvenir shops pop up all over the world; you can even buy a souvenir coin from the gift shop at Notre Dame in Paris! The Rosemary Beach Trading Company may not be in Paris, but we think the trinkets and treasures found here are something you will fall in love with! Made well and designed to be stylish, we especially love their selection of shirts, sweatshirts, and hats!
Hissyfits Boutique at Rosemary Beach, 34 N Barrett Square #1A
Hissyfits Boutique is definitely a winner in the shopping arena! Offering a delectable assortment of women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, this may be your favorite part of your Emerald Coast getaway! In any case, don’t expect to swoop in and swoop out in only a few moments time; this sweet spot deserves to be appreciated and enjoyed and will suck up more time than you realized!
Still So Much More in the Rosemary Beach Community!
From tea shops to clothing stores, your vacation in the Rosemary Beach community promises to be a shopper’s idea of paradise, and when you choose one of our surfside escapes for your accommodations, your vacation promises to be unforgettable! Reserve your stay with us today!
No matter how old we get, summer remains our favorite time of year. The days grow longer, and the smell of sunscreen and the warm, wet breeze off the Gulf fill our nostrils and bring peace to our hearts. This is when most of us take vacations, exploring places we have never been or returning to spots we know and love and have made an annual tradition. These journeys often bring us back to the days of our youth, and when your journey brings you back to the Rosemary Beach community (for the first or the hundredth time!) this guide to Rosemary Beach activities in the Summer will ensure you will stay young forever, no matter what your chronological age happens to be!
A Day on the Course
For many of our guests, a summer vacation is a golf vacation, and in the Rosemary Beach community, you will be surrounded by a selection of top-class courses to explore! Origins Golf Club in nearby Watersound is one of our favorites, but you can choose from a large variety of courses that run up the coast; road trips are fun when the final destination involves acres of green grass, golf carts, and of course, the 19th hole at the end!
Every vacation needs at least one afternoon set aside for a little retail therapy, and the shops and boutiques found in the Rosemary Beach community offer not just the traditional souvenirs you’ve come to expect from a beachside setting, but unique pieces you really will want to add to your collection. Rosemary Beach Trading Company, for example, offers magnets, t-shirts, and other knickknacks we all love to collect, but they also feature household items, lotions, candles, and jewelry for your shopping pleasures.
Two-Wheeled Adventures One of the Best Rosemary Beach Activities in the Summer
Exploring the community and the beaches on a bike is a great way to enjoy the weather and get a little exercise in at the same time, and the Bamboo Bicycle Company offers a giant selection of bikes to rent, including tandem bikes! A romantic ride through the area is an experience you will never forget, as you and your riding partner enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of a day in the Rosemary Beach community, be sure and stop by the Sugar Shak for a refreshing ice cream cone!
Summer Won’t Last Forever
But your memories of a Florida summer vacation and your stay in one of the Rosemary Beach community’s rental homes will last a lifetime. Reserve your summer getaway today!