Due to COVID-19 we are currently experiencing a higher than normal call volume. We ask that you please be patient with us as our team works tirelessly on reaching out to all guests who this may affect. The best way to reach us is via email at Vacations@Destin-Palms.com. Please refrain from emailing multiple inquiries and phone calls as this will only delay our response time even more. We will ensure to get back to each and every one of you and want to thank you for your patience. If you are a traveler and inquiring about a vacation rental the quickest and easiest way is to visit our website at Destin-Palms.com to receive an instant quote or if you're ready to reserve your vacation #BookDirect online at Destin-Palms.com to avoid VRBO and other online travel agencies service fees.
COVID-19 Okaloosa/Walton County Update, June 3rd, 2020
There are currently no travel advisories or curfews in place for the Destin/Miramar Beach area. The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, issued on June 3rd, 2020 the executive order 20-139 announcing Phase 2 of Florida's reopening plan following COVID-19 "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step." plan (this executive order suspended EO 20-86 which banned guests/travelers from Louisiana, therefore, residents from Louisiana are permitted to stay/vacation/travel to Florida effective June 5th, 2020). In addition to restaurants and retail, bars and entertainment facilities will re-open on Friday, June 5th, 2020 with limited capacities and enhanced cleaning procedures. Vulnerable individuals should continue to avoid close contact with people outside the home, and everyone is advised to continue maximizing physical distance from others. Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual's presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. This includes persons entering Florida by roadways. This executive order does not apply to individuals employed by airlines or those performing military, emergency, or health responses. All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care, and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine. Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida from areas with substantial community spread of the virus. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers.
COVID-19 Walton County Update, May 19th, 2020
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has accepted the Walton County Board of County Commissioners’ proposed plan of enhanced cleaning and safety practices, allowing short term vacation rentals in Walton County to begin accepting guest check-ins effective immediately. Vacation Rentals can now once again rent in Walton County, as long as they are following the guidelines set out by the BCC. Walton County's short term vacation rental plan indicates that reservations cannot be accepted for dates within the next 45 days (as of May 19th, 2020 until July 3rd, 2020) from the following states, which are deemed COVID-19 hotspots per executive order 20-86 and order 20-82 : New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Louisiana.
This applies to all vacation rental condos and homes at Seascape Resort, Alerio Resort, Amalfi Coast Resort, Edgewater Resort, Mainsail Resort, Tops'l Resort, Maravilla, Mediterranea, Empress, Summerlake, Windancer, and Royal Seaesta.
COVID-19 Okaloosa County Update, May 19th, 2020
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has accepted the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners’ proposed plan of enhanced cleaning and safety practices, allowing short term vacation rentals in Okaloosa County to begin accepting guest check-ins effective immediately. Vacation Rentals can now once again rent in Okaloosa County, as long as they are following the guidelines set out by the BCC. Okaloosa County's short term vacation rental plan indicates that reservations must be for periods longer than the quarantine period (14 days) established in the Governor's order from the following states, which are deemed COVID-19 hotspots per executive order 20-86 and order 20-82: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Louisiana. Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.
COVID-19 Walton County Beach Updates, NOW OPEN!
- Walton County beaches are open to the public, although there are restrictions in place.
- Beach vending, including chair rentals, are available.
- CDC social distancing guidelines apply. (6’ distancing with no more than 10 gathered)
- No events, fires, gatherings etc… until approved by the Walton County Commission.
Visit the Walton County website for additional information or click here.
COVID-19 Okaloosa County Beach Updates, NOW OPEN!
- Destin City Council voted unanimously to open Destin beaches from dawn to dusk beginning Friday, May 1st. This includes public and private beaches, beach accessways, trails, parking areas solely for accessing public and private beaches, and city beachfront parks.
- For updates on Florida State Parks visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/learn/safety-updates
Visit the Okaloosa County website for additional information or click here.
Health & Cleanliness Is Our Top Priority
Our guests', employees, associates, and subcontractors' health and safety have always been one of our top priorities and is more important now than ever since the outbreak of COVID-19. Therefore, we have enhanced our cleaning protocols to match those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. ALL Destin Palms Vacation Rentals will be cleaned and disinfected using the guidelines set forth by the CDC as well as the Department of Business and Professional Regulation prior to our guests arrival. Our vacation rentals also provide our guests with a no-contact entry solution via keyless entry codes. Should you have any questions feel free to contact us at (850)270-5227.
Resort & Community Amenities Updates
Please note at this time due to COVID-19 precautionaries some resort/community amenities may be limited to guests.
How Will COVID-19 Affect Your Florida Vacation?
Restaurants, Retail Stores, & Entertainment Facilities -- Are allowed to be open at 50% capacity. (Please note as the government agencies continue to meet this may be subject to change.)
On June 26th, 2020 the Department of Business and Professional Regulation has suspended the on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. Bars can still sell alcohol to-go and restaurants can continue to serve drinks as long as they don't get more than 50% of their revenue from alcohol. Most businesses in the Destin/Miramar Beach area serve food and their alcohol sales do not exceed 50% of their revenue, therefore, most places will still open during your vacation.
For additional information on the orders of the reopening phases the Governor of Florida has placed visit: https://www.flgov.com/covid-19-executive-orders/
Also, check out our blog for additional information and highlights. Destin-Palms.com/destin-fl-beaches-now-open
*WEBPAGE LAST UPDATED ON JULY 2ND, 2020