Mike Matz

Broker / Owner

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SEASIDE CELEBRATES 35 YEARS!

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This past January was Seaside’s 35th Anniversary! It may be difficult to remember the days when County Road 30A wasn’t packed with summer homes.  But there was a time,  a few decades ago when it was just sand and beautiful water.  Monica Market and Bud & Alley’s were in the middle of it all, and they are still here!

The idea of Seaside started in 1981 with the notion of reviving Northwest Florida’s building tradition, wood frame cottages, sleeping porches and lots of windows for cross ventilation. A sensible beach town that would have all the neccessities and pleasures of daily existence within walking distance of one’s residence.

Robert Davis, Seaside founder said, “we just wanted to create a place for people who want to share time and not just let time rush by.” Today downtown Seaside incorporates an array of delightful restaurants and interesting shops.  Now there are more than 480 homes, many of which are available for rent.Toes in sand

Whether it is for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime, Seaside must be savored long enough to let time slow down and allow cares to float away on the beautiful blue-green water.

Questions? Just let us know, we would love to share our knowledge of Seaside and 30A with you.

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MARCH WINE FEST AT ALYS BEACH

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The sixth annual 30A Wine Festival, hosted by the Alys Foundation, will take place on Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12, 2017. The 30A Wine Festival is a must-experience venue for the vintner’s craft and the culinary arts.  On an even larger scale, is the reason behind the event.  This year the Wine Festival will be supporting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to health services for children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. The four-day event features a bourbon and barbecue tasting, wine seminars, grand tasting event, and a croquet tournament.

The FEST will feature several venues in Alys Beach, they are:

Caliza Restaurant – Thursday, March 9

Central Park at Alys Beach – Friday, March 10 & Saturday, March 11

Kelly Green at Alys Beach – Friday, March 10 & Sunday, March 12

South Charles Street – Saturday, March 11

 

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Tickets are available for purchase online and at NEAT, Fonville Press, The Alys Shoppe, and

the Alys Beach Bike Shop.  For more info, visit 30A Wine Festival.com

 

 

 

 

We hope to see you there!

The team at LUXURY PROPERTIES ON 30A

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COASTAL LIVING FEATURES INLET BEACH

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Coastal Living editors love this area! They actually featured Seaside on their first magazine cover nearly 20 years ago. They have been featuring this area’s shopping, dining, events, and beaches ever since. Did you know that Florida has the most subscribers to Coastal Living than any other state. So if you chance to pick up the December issue, you will find articles about Florida wildlife, collectibles, recipes and great Florida inspired Christmas decor. Especially the article called “Blue Christmas” which features a lovely beach home in Inlet Beach! (I know it’s a little late, but there’s always next year!)

The magazine is truly a fan of 30A beaches. From one end of 30A to the other, you will find the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Looking to buy or sell 30A real estate, call or email us today!
Pat Fisher
Personal Assistant to Mike Matz, Broker/Owner of Luxury Properties on 30A

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Ready for Spring Break on 30A

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Everyone is ready for Spring Break on 30A and the towns and bike paths are full of happy families walking, playing, laughing, biking and creating wonderful memories. Seaside, of course, is filled with diners and shoppers and Watercolor

Back yard of 637 Eastern Lake Rd. Sa

Back yard of 637 Eastern Lake Rd.
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is happily filled with Spring revelers. Restaurants (one of our favorites is 723 Whiskey Bravo) are booming and serving fresh seafood to vacationers, and live music is everywhere.The white beaches are perfect for afternoon walks and are great spots for reading a godo book. Come to 30A for the best beach vacation ever – we’re waiting for you!

 

Contact me today if your interested in purchasing your dream vacation home on 30A!

 

 

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Sunday Brunch at the Beach on 30A

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Sunday brunch ay the beach on 30A is a special time and many venues serve delicious and festive brunch each Sunday. My neighbor loves to brunch at Restaurant Fire in Gulf Place and enjoys their endless mimosas and excellent food. Hibisus afe, a bit up the road in <a href=”http://luxurypropertieson30a.com/grayton-beach-real-estate”>Grayton Beach</a>, invites you to relax in the Back Yard of Love. Here, you will enjoy live music as well as healthy food. Marie’s Bistro, in Blue Mountain Beach, offers a brunch buffet each Sunday. Breakfast and lunch items are available and there will be live music for diners.
The Red Bar, in Grayton Beach is well known for their Sunday Fun Days, with really refreshing Bloody Marys along with their food selections. Usually there is a band playing and lots of action going on, both inside and outside. V Seagrove has a changing menu with a market omelet each week – such as crab and lobster. They also make wonderful drinks. Why eat at home when you have so many great brunch choices?!

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For the Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach

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For the Health of It, an organic, health food and products store in <a href=”http://luxurypropertieson30a.com/santa-rosa-beach-real-estate”>Blue Mountain Beach</a> has been around a long time – 18 years – so it misy be doing something right! The owners started the store when they found they had to travel long distances to shop healthfully. One of the factors to their success is the well educated staff that keeps up with the ever changing health food market. The store owners are especially proud of their produce which are selected from area norganic farms. The store’s meats are also organic and come from grass fed animals.
For the Health of It provides massages with reasonable rates and an excellent massage staff.
The store will soon be remodeling and have an exciting new look!

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Pine Trail Mountain Bikers

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The Pine Trail Mountain Bikers have been exploring, enjoying and maintaining the trails throughout Point Washington State Forest and are loking for some new members! The small group is slowly making strides in improving some of the rough areas throughout South Walton for bikes. They are curently working on a stretch of trail in the Blue Mountain area. The group has improved trails and have repared the bridge on the Cassine Trail in Seagrove. They hope to get more volunteers to help improve the trails from CR83 to Eastern Lake Trail.They meet at Big Daddy’s Bike Shop on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach every Saturday at 5 P.M. for a ride.

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Alys Beach Nature Trail

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The Alys Beach

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nature trail is a well kept secret that not many visitors are aware of. The trail is nestled in 22 acres of preserved wetlands within the Alys Beach community and is a 3/4 mile long boardwalk trail that takes walkers on a little adventure into nature! The trail was designed to give hikers space to view with the largest overview. The trail ofers sights of pitcher plants, cypress domes, titi trees and flowering shrubs and wildflowers. Displays along the path educate walkers about the lants and wildlife that live in the area! It’s a flat, easy walk and would be great for older folks who are interested in natural Florida.

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30A Restaurants

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The restaurants scattered along the length of 30A are diverse and always wonderfu places to spend time with someone special. Cafe Tango, in a quaint cottage in Blue Mountain Beach, is very romantic and offers unique entrees with an extensive wine list. The service is 5 star and the venue is quiet.
Restaurant Paradis, in Rosemary Beach, with its sexy and inviting atmosphere, has an inventive drink menu and seasonal, fresh entrees. Onano is a favorite in Rosemary Beach

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. It has indoor and outdoor seating. Have a glass of wine while enjoying the sunset and look out over Western Green by the Gulf. They serve authentic Italian dishes and fresh seafood.
Edward’s is an especially lovely in the evening – sitting in the enclosed courtyard with the water fountain, art, and a musician. The food is fantastic and the service superb.Of course, there’s the famous Cafe 30A in Seagrove Beach, which has been going strong since 1995. The award winning restaurant boasts impeccable service and fresh seafood from the Gulf.
Be sure to make your last stopof the evening at La Crema in Rosemary Beach for after dinner drinks and something chocolate.

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Beach Home in Summer’s Edge

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60 N. Ryan St.
Summer’s Edge

60 N. Ryan Street has a bright and cheerful beach home for sale in the quiet Summer’s Edge neighborhood!. The home has been refreshed and is looking like new with beautiful, soothing colors and decor. Three spacious bedrooms will provide plenty of room for guests. Extra kids will enjoy sleeping in the bunk area with bathroom. The lower level has a great kitchen opening onto the dining and living area. Spend time outdoors on the balconies or lush back yard. Just steps from the beach and Gulf of Mexico!
MLS 590851
Sq. Footage 1,750
Bedrooms 3
Baths 2 1/2
$499,000

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