Mike Matz

Broker / Owner

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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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VALENTINE’S DAY – SO MUCH TO DO ON 30A!

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Valentine's Day on 30A

Valentines Day on 30A

 

  • What:  Valentine’s Dinner
  • When:  Sunday, February 14,  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Where:  La Crema Tapas & Chocolate,  38 Main StreetRosemary Beach, FL 32461
  • Description:  Enjoy a romantic evening of wine, tapas and chocolate while David Stringer performs spanish guitar from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

 


  • What:  Valentine’s Dinner
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where:  Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar, 12805 US Highway 98, # 101Inlet Beach, Florida 32461
  • Description:  Valentine’s Day Special: This Valentine’s Day treat your sweetheart to a five course tasting menu they are sure to fall in love with. Simplistic yet dynamic each course is carefully constructed according to produce that is in bloom.

 


  • What:  Valentine’s Day Dinner
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where:  Havana Beach Bar & Grill, 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461
  • Description:  Treat your special someone to a special date night at Havana Beach Bar & Grill.Includes choice of a special 3-course dinner (regular menu not available)Glass of bubbles upon arrivalReservations preferred$85* per adult | $45* per child (12 and under)For more info, call 850-588-2882.

 


  • What:  Open Mic LIVE!
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where:  30A SR’s Music & Coffee Shop, 2078 US HWY 98 W,  Suite 108, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
  • Description: Open Mic LIVE!

 

Just a few of the things you could do for Valentine’s Day!  But any day on 30A is just better – no matter what day it is!

Luxury Properties on 30A

…REPRESENTING BUYERS AND SELLERS OF LUXURY REAL ESTATE ALONG SCENIC 30A

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30A Hosts Songwriters Festival

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Once again 30A is hosting the (8th annual) Songwriters Festival from January 13 to 16th.  Just a few of the artists are: John Prine, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, Shawn Colvin, Matthew Sweet and Todd Snider.  Plus many of our own “local” songwriters!  There are approximately 175 Songwriters participating.  There are many locations to enjoy some of these artists.  The 30A Songwriters Festival production team has transformed amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, bars and covered patios into unique music venues ranging in capacity from 75 to 500 seats indoors and 5,000 outdoors.  Festival weekend passes are available for $275 and can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com, and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Records in Seaside.

And while you are in the area and thinking about purchasing your dream beach home, call or text or email us today!

Click here for more info on LP30A

 

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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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Do You Know What the Flags Mean?

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It is very important that you pay attention to the flags before you get into the water. At the Walton County beaches there is always a flag flying at the public beach accesses on 30A. Safety is very important so we advise you to learn what the flags mean.

The Green Flag
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The green flag means low hazard, calm conditions, and exercise caution

The Yellow Flag
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The yellow flag means medium hazard, moderate surf/and or currents

The Red Flag
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The red flags means high hazard, high surf/and or strong currents

The Red over Red Flag
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The red over red flag means that the water is CLOSED to the public

The Purple Flag
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The purple flag means that there is dangerous marine life in the water

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The HUB 30A

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The HUB on 30A is a great night hotspot on the Eastern End of 30A. It is a great family place and it offers many activities year round. There are multiple food trucks and restaurants throughout the HUB. There is always music playing and it is a very family friendly place. They will play all of the major sporting events on their big screen and they offer live music on most nights.

Be ready to empty your wallet when you come because it can get very pricey. They offer adult beverages to the adults and they ID everyone. It is a wonderful place on 30A that everyone should visit when they vacation here. We love the HUB and we will see you there!
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Mike Matz is the broker/owner of Luxury Properties on 30A and has been representing buyers and sellers of luxury real estate since 2007. Our “clients first” business philosophy provides you with the reassurance that every action we put in motion is with your best interest in mind. Our approach is different. We strive for excellence; we take the responsibility our clients give us with abundant gratitude. We’re knowledgeable. We’re enthusiastic. We love what we get to do every day. Living and working in such an amazing area is not taken for granted.

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30A Holiday Gifts

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Looking for the perfect gift for your 30A-loving family member or friend? Luckily, there are plenty of people who love our stretch of beach so much that they make 30A products. All of us have been to the Seaside stores, but there is plenty of 30A gear beyond them. Here are some of our favorite 30A products from 30agear.com. You can click on the images to be taken directly to their store.

30A Ornament
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One of 30A’s many holiday themed shirts

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Locally made holiday soap
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Reusable 30A Solo cups

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30A Pearl necklace

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30A Dog Collar

For the more ambitious gift giver, a 30A Yolo Board!

Really want to get someone one of the ultimate 30A Holiday Gifts? Contact Luxury Properties on 30A to start looking for their 30A dream home!  Our “clients first” business philosophy provides you with the reassurance that every action we put in motion is with your best interest in mind. Our approach is different. We strive for excellence; we take the responsibility our clients give us with abundant gratitude. We’re knowledgeable. We’re enthusiastic. We love what we get to do every day. Living and working in such an amazing area is not taken for granted.

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The Birds of 30A

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The Birds of 30A.

Whenever you’re relaxing on 30A, it is inevitable to see some breathtaking wildlife. In the autumn, many different breeds of migratory birds fly south to the South Walton area. While 30A is always a rich ecosystem, it really thrives this time of year. I have often seen and heard beautiful birds flying around the area, wondering what breed they are. Here are a few favorites of local birdwatcher (and president of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society), Walt Spence.

– Prothonotary Warbler

Bright yellow in color, this attractive little bird can be found in swamp areas. It is native only to the Americas, and it’s chirp is quite high pitched.

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– Great Horned Owl

This owl is sleeping, and specially good at camouflage during the day, so it may be hard to spot. During the night, however, he is out and about, and gives himself away with the bright yellow eyes and the distinctive hoots.

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– Red-Headed Woodpecker

This gorgeous bird is quite easy to spot with its bright red head. Listen out for pecking and a shrill call in the oak and pine forests that line 30A, and hopefully he doesn’t choose your house as a pecking post.

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– Laughing Gull

You can find these along the beaches of 30A year round. Like their name suggests, their call is akin to a laugh. They are generally unafraid of people and stay on the beach, weaving through sunbathers, while sometimes swooping over the ocean to pick up a meal of fish.

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– Osprey

These hunters will circle over bodies of water, looking for their next meal, and when they spot it, this predator will dive straight down into the water to fetch it. Often you will hear a high chirp on the beaches coming from one of these birds.

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– Bald Eagle

You are more likely to spy a bald eagle around 30A than in most parts of the country. Thanks to preservation efforts, these birds are much less endangered than a few years ago. During the summer, you might even see a group of them, as the summer is their mating season.

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Healthy Living on 30A

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Don’t want to abandon all the hard work you’ve done since the start of the year while you’re at the beach? Don’t worry; 30A is fully equipped to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle, even on vacation.

  1. For The Health Of It, located in Blue Mountain Beach, specializes in organic and natural foods, as well as fresh produce, made-to-order smoothies and juices, and even has a massage therapy clinic inside. For The Health Of It is definitely your biggest one stop health shop on the highway.
  2. Big Daddy’s Bike Shop, conveniently located right next door to For The Health Of It, is the place to go for all of your bicycle-related needs. Whether you’re buying, renting, or in need of repairs, Big Daddy’s has been around forever and is the tried and true bike business on 30A. Healthy living isn’t just about what you put into your body, but also staying active. What better way to do it on 30A than take advantage of the wonderfully bike-friendly area?
  3. La Loba’s Bakery, also located in the same shopping center as For The Health Of It and Big Daddy’s, is the home to all of your delicious home-made needs. Famous for their granola, La Loba’s also has delectable organic lunches. Trust us, never leave without one of their homemade goodies. We at LP30A would suggest their chocolate puddles, which are to die for!
  4. Balance Health Studio is located in Seagrove Beach. Whether you need a massage, a yoga session, or a chiropractic appointment, Balance is the place to be. Their staff is always ready to help, and Dr. Bart, their resident chiropractor, works wonders.
  5. Rosemary Farmers Market, in addition to the businesses open all week, is only available on Sundays from 9AM-1PM (As well as Thursdays Memorial Day-Labor Day) in Rosemary Beach. Many locals, including us at LP30A, go every week to get our fresh ingredients to cook with at home. It’s an absolute must for anyone interested in living a healthy lifestyle at the beach.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Luxury Properties on 30A

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Dogs on 30A

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Do you have dogs on 30A? We have found some great tips to help you optimize your pet’s beach experience, starting with Bow Wow Meow Pet Company. Bow Wow Meow is a holistic dog and cat specialty shop in Seagrove Beach, and is featured in Luxury Properties on 30A’s Lifestyle Videos page this week, where you can also find other videos about living life on 30A. Bow Wow Meow has self-washing stations, food, toys, and super cute accessories, right down to jewelry and ties for your mutts! However, Bow Wow Meow isn’t the only pet-focused business on 30A. www.thedogsof30a.com is a great resource where you can find pet-friendly accommodations, pet services, special pet events, as well as their own line of 30A gear for your pet. The dogs on 30A gear is available online and in store at Furry Fanatics, located in Gulf Place Town Center, which is the place to go for all your pet-related shopping if you happen to be towards the West side of 30A. There is also 30A Vet and Dapper Dog Grooming right in Gulf Place, so every need is met. In addition to these local companies, Walton County allows dogs on their beaches with a license. You have to be a Walton County resident, and it costs $40 a year for each dog, but if you are a full-time or even part-time resident with a beach-loving mutt, that’s a small price to pay to see a happy tail wagging while playing fetch in the Gulf.

Hope to see you and your furry friends around dog-friendly 30A! — LP30

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