We got some great pictures at Navarre Beach today and we thought we would show them off.
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I had to be in Downtown Pensacola this week and I spent some time in Downtown shooting around the Maritime Park. The New fitness parks are unbelievable that are behind the Blue Wahoos Park. The New Playground at the Corrine Jones Community Park is also amazing.
Downtown Pensacola Shoot around
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This 2400+ square foot 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath unit is amazing in every aspect of what a discriminating buyer is looking for in a spacious livable floor plan. The Living – Kitchen – Dining areas are laid out with a sense of function that lends itself to entertaining a large group of friends or an intimate dinner for two.
The Kitchen at Florencia 508 was designed to bring out the both the chef and entertainer in all of us yet its still perfect for a lazy breakfast with the kids and family. The layout includes both a center island as well as a large island with a double sink and breakfast bar area that always becomes the hub of activity when entertaining. The counter tops throughout the unit are all covered in 3 cm granite and you add in Kenmore Architect series stainless appliances.
Living & Dining
The Living and Dining room co-exist beautifully in the large great room concept in Florencia 508. As you proceed into the unit your eyes are drawn to the wall of glass sliders that are the gateway to the spacious wraparound balcony. The views are as beautiful as they are varied. You are overlooking the Ole River of Perdido Key and if you turn around the Gulf of Mexico is right there only footsteps away.
The master suite truly is “master” with the combination of gorgeous views and the perfect sized master suite. The master bedroom and master bath. The master bedroom is spacious with Ole River and direct Gulf front views. The master bedroom has a glass slider that accesses the Balcony. The master bath is finished off in a natural design with porcelain tile flooring. The master bath also comes equipped with a walk-in double shower with and a large garden sized jetted tub. The master bath has a set of glass french doors that access the Juliet balcony that overlook the Gulf Beaches.
The remaining 3 bedrooms are all spacious with awesome views. The next bedroom form the Master Suite is the gulf front guest bedroom with an en suite full bath. The view from the window is of the gulf beaches and the full bath has porcelain tiled floors, a full sized tub and shower with granite counter tops and top of the line fixtures. The 3rd bedroom is at the end of the hallway and is also a gulf front bedroom with 3 large windows that give you a great view of the gulf beaches and into the Florida State Park. The fourth bedroom is just adjacent and is smaller and has one window that gives you a side view of the gulf beaches. The third full Bath sits at the end of the hall between these two bedrooms. This bath also has porcelain tiled floors, a full sized tub and shower with granite counter tops and top of the line fixtures.
Florencia is truly a one of a kind property and one of the reason for the “one of a kind ” moniker is it’s amenities and location and property that those amenities reside on. The lushly landscaped 5 acre parcel is unheard of in today’s marketplace and the layout of the separate Indoor pool facility and the outdoor pool that over looks Ole River are also rarity’s in today’s condominium market. Add to that a large community grilling area, tennis court, and private beach for kayaking and sailing, as well as Fitness room with Sauna and Steam room, and a Large Community room and you start to see why Florencia is a one of a kind property!
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1000 Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach, FL
Pardon the pun, but Cocoa Beach’s annual Surfing Santas event has snowballed into what might possibly be the largest coastal gathering of holly jolly this side of the North Pole.
Legend has it on Christmas Eve 2009, event founder George Trosset paddled out at his local donning St. Nick’s traditional attire with his son and daughter-in-law dressed as elves. Florida Today published a photo of the trio on the front page on Christmas Day, and suddenly Trosset’s friends wanted in. The next year saw 19 surfing Santas, and the event took off from there. Last year, some 772 red suit-clad surfers hit the waves in Cocoa Beach alongside Trosset with over 8,000 spectators.
This Christmas Eve, the goal is to top 1,000 costumed surfers, and spectators are predicted to exceed 10,000. That’s some serious Christmas spirit. The event has also transformed into a fundraiser for the Florida Surf Museum and Grind for Life, an organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals, all through the sale of t-shirts. The goal is to sell as many t-shirts as possible before December 24.
Official Surfing Santa Music Video
“We’re the small wave capital of the world, so it’s no surprise Santa comes here to catch the best waves and mix with his fans,” Trosset told Central Florida’s public radio station, WFIT. “It’s very spirited, zany and diverse. This is Central Florida’s best Christmas party and there’s nothing else like it.”
The event has become so popular in fact, it’s inspired FOMO continents away. In 2015, a company called RedBalloon Australia contacted the folks at Guinness World Records and held the “world’s largest surf lesson” on December 15 with 320 participants, many clad in Santa garb. Let it be known that Trosset’s event that year was larger.
And now, another Aussie, Robin Vandekreeke, surfer and owner of the Rashie Company in Sydney, is hoping to host a surfing Santa event of his own similar to and inspired by the one in Cocoa Beach at Freshwater Beach just north of Sydney. The first 50 participants to show on Christmas Eve get a Santa-inspired rash guard.
Vandekreeke is hoping his event snowballs (sorry, again!) like Trosset’s.
“We will definitely beat George’s year one performance of three people — you can tell him that,” Vandekreeke told Florida Today in an email. “And we plan on surpassing his event numbers within the next two years. You can tell him that, too. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!”
Trosset’s event in Cocoa Beach has inspired a number of events closer to home, too including an annual event to raise funds for autism in Dana Point. Vandekreeke is hopeful that as his surfing Santa event gains steam, it will transform into a charity event as well. Competition and Guinness World Records aside, Trosset’s Surfing Santas and the copycat events it’s spawned are seriously spreading Christmas cheer and benefiting a handful of charities in the process.
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Preliminary Pricing is as follows:
Lot 1 $395,000
Lot 2 $395,000
Lot 3 $390,000
Lot 4 $385,000
Lot 5 $380,000
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On Fat Tuesday Feb 28 the really big parade takes place at both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The Gulf Shores Parades starts at 10 am and the Orange Beach Parade starts at 2 pm. Don’t Miss out.
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