Mike Matz

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Its name “Watercolor“, is derived from the emerald-green hue of the water, which is a result of the sand – made of pure Appalachian quartz – reflecting the sunlight through the surf. With so many amenities, this resort area is located on the northwest coastline of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle. Have you ever wondered why this area is called the “panhandle” of Florida? Could it be that if you look at the state of Florida, it has a sliver of land to the west that looks – like the handle of a pan!! LOL

There are four fabulous places to grab a quick bite, relax with friends or enjoy a luscious meal. The resort offers beach bonfires that are available March–January, including beach chairs, s’mores, and bottled waters for up to 30 people.  Bonfires take place on the beach at the bottom of the West Boardwalk, which is adjacent to the WaterColor Beach Club and Mid Boardwalk, located on the east side of the WaterColor Inn.

Imagine A Beautiful Beach Wedding On Florida’s Gulf Coast

Watercolor has a long tradition of extraordinary weddings. As you imagine your wedding day, consider celebrating at an intimate 60-room getaway that flawlessly merges modern sophistication with authentic Southern hospitality. Your guests will be enchanted by an immaculate ribbon of private beach, uninterrupted Gulf of Mexico views and nearly 500 acres of undisturbed coastal beauty.

Unwind At The Spa 

You can select from an artful combination of body treatments for both women and men that are simple yet sumptuous. An array of refining facials and masks invokes natural enzymes, active botanicals and sea extracts to restore overall harmony and improved texture to your skin. The full collection of massage therapies restores circulation, eases muscle tension and enhances wellbeing as you unwind under the perceptive, artful touch of our highly skilled massage therapists. A full line of manicures, pedicures and wax treatments will leave you polished and ready for your close up. We can even suggest treatments customized to your individual needs – whether your priority is to reduce stress, boost your focus or improve your appearance. With views of the pristine sand dunes, the spa draws on the beauty and tranquility of its surroundings to create a holistic experience for body, mind and soul.

At Luxury Properties on 30A we serve our clients with the utmost respect, honesty, and highest level of communication.  Everyday we strive to bring an enthusiasm and excitement to our efforts that rivals the feeling we all had when we visited 30A for the very first time.


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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!

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In love at the beach

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4th of July in Seaside

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This year’s 4th of July festivities in Seaside looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the day with your family and friends! Seaside is providing us with a parade, live entertainment and fireworks to make this a fun filled day for all! .On Sunday, July 4th, the Annual South Walton 4th of July Parade

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will begin at 8A.M. at Seagrove Plaza and will end at the Seaside Ampitheater. We’ll get to enjoy an old-fashioned community parade of people, dogs and vehicles dressed in holiday garb. Judges in Seaside will select the winning entries and hand out prizes. Everyone is invited to participate – hop on your scooter, golf cart, bike or create a float and join in the parade fun.

Seaside Ampitheater will be the scene for music from 30A Radio until 11A.M. along with face painting and lots of other fun. The celebration will continue in the evening with Stars and Stripes at Seaside at 7P.M. with live music for all and the fantastic fireworks display at 9P.M. They are best viewed from the beach in front of Seaside Pavillion and will be choreographed  by 30A Radio. If you really love fireworks and are not satisfied with only one display, Bud & Alley’s will host a display on the beach behind their restaurant on Friday night at 9P.M.

All of this sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July holiday and enjoy yourself as you celebrate our nation’s birthday!

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Watercolor on 30A

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The communities that dot 30A never cease to amaze me and Watercolor is no exception! On this glorious day, I took some time to explore the wonder that is Watercolor and I can honestly say that I did not want to leave. I am a person who is a great admirer of thoughtful planning, excellent design that appeals to all the senses, and  attention to the details that make a project magnificent. I am, therefore, an admirer of Watercolor.

The neighborhoods that are Watercolor are a pleasure in many respects. They are a pleasure to stroll through, a pleasure to look at, and a pleasure to live in. The homes are planned with cohesive designs in accordance with the architecture of Watercolor, yet each home is unique. It is evident that homeowners take pride in their properties and have made them places of beautiful retreat. Each home has a feeling of privacy, I think due to the natural and planned landscaping surrounding each home. Trails lead from neighborhood to neighborhood and to the community’s ammenities. The green spaces are amazing with lawns, gardens, resting places, playing areas, meeting spots, places to walk dogs, and lots of water features. So many places to relax and take time for yourself or to sit and talk with a friend.

I drove slowly through the community and made a few stops at some of the ammenities. The boardwalk by the boat house led me out over the lake and lily pads. I loved the water fountain and stream with gardens along its banks. Camp Watercolor looks like a fun and safe place for kids to spend time on structured activities and swimming. Tennis courts are available to residents. I saw the outdoor ampitheater and Cerulian Park  with lots of green space in which to play. I learned that over 50% of watercolor is dedicated to green space – very impressive.

The centrally located Town Center has an impressive number of shops  for your retail therapy moments. Across 30A I saw the Beach Club

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Green Space at Watercolor

and the boardwalk called to me. What a lovely view of the Gulf of Mexico and Watercolor’s white beach! The Beach Club is impressive and has a swimming pool with Gulf views. What a way to spend the day! The fitness center is located there as well. Fish Out of Water, a fine restaurant is located here, too. Diners have a spectacular view of the beach, the Gulf and the sand dunes with their natural vegetation.

Luxury Properties on 30A has a listing for a home that is under construction im Watercolor located at 277 Western Lake Drive. We visited the property yesterday and were able to get a real feel for the home it is going to become.Wow! Check out our videos on Living Life on 30A – we made a couple of them at the job site. Let us know if you’d like some information on this amazing home.


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30A Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day on 30A was wonderful in so many ways! A huge part of my enjoyment of the day was due to all the happy families who made the choice to spend the long weekend at the beach – a wise choice, in my opinion. You couldn’t ask for better weather or more sunshine. True beach weather and it was delightful!

I got out and about in the morning and the bike path that runs the length of 30A was teeming with families on bikes and couples walking. The runners were out in full force, I guess working off their impending Thanksgiving dinners – smart move, runners! Lots of families sat outside and had breakfast at The Broken Egg in Grayton Beach and it looked like Amavida Coffee was doing a booming business.

Back home in Blue Mountain Beach I spent some time with Scouty, my Golden Retriever, did a few small chores, read a little and prepared to spend the rest of the holiday with Mike at his new home on Camp Creek Lake. Camp Creek Lake is a few miles up 30A between Seagrove Beach and Alys Beach.

It is so lovely and peaceful at his place. We spent some time sitting out on his lake dock and listened to the fish jump – splash!- and they’re gone. His neighbors across the lake were having a blast – lots of laughter and happiness over there! Dad and a couple of kids got out the YOLO boards and paddled around the lake. A few folks cruised by in their kayaks and you just knew that they were filled with contentment as they enjoyed all the beauty surrounding them.

Along with stick throwing for Roxy, the Black Lab Office Manager for Luxury Properties on 30A, fire building and watching, and visiting with friends, there was a lot of cooking going on in the house. And, I must say, it was good! The organic turkey was scrunptious and came from Fresh Markettoprealtor30a, 30ahomes, mikematz, lp30a, beachhomes , 30arealestate in Destin. Fresh Market is a  beautifully soothing,. small, specialized grocery store that offers organic and healthy food to its customers. I would highly suggest you stop by and make a purchase or two.

As the day wound down and we found a little room for pumpkin mousse by the fire, we took some time to talk about the things for which we are thankful. We have so very many good things in our lives  and it’s nice to have a special holiday for reflection on those good things. I’ll not share all of my list with you, but I will tell you that I am very thankful to have spent Thanksgiving as a new “local” here in the paradise that is known as 30A.

I love “Living Life on 30A!”.

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Lots of Happiness on 30A!

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I saw a lot of things all along 30A yesterday that brought a smile to my face – in fact some of them made me laugh! I was driving up 30A and there was a bunch of boys, about 15 of them, who were zipping up the bike path and they were all riding skateboards or scooters. I passed by them in the Seagrove Beach area and they stretched out for about a half mile – some were faster than others. I could hear them hooting and shouting and laughing. The very last two kids were down on their knees on their skateboards and were”paddling’ them with sawed off broomsticks! They were having a blast and getting a lot of exercise, all in the name of fun. It made me feel good to see these kids outdoors and playing after school because there aren’t a lot of kids who get out and play anymore. How refreshing to watch them. I bet they enjoyed their dinners when they got home!

I always feel good when I stop in the Publix at Watercolor. I’d say it’s due to the associates who work there. They are so helpful, cheerful and friendly and really make customers feel kind of special. They make the task of grocery shopping a pleasure and I am grateful for that. I hope other customers appreciate them – and tell them!

I smiled when I saw an older couple strolling the shops at Grayton Beach and they were holding hands. How nice is that?

I downright laughed when I threw the pine cone about 150 times for Roxy, the Black Lab office manager here at Luxury Properties on 30A.  It’s a game she never tires of and neither do I. She pounces and leaps after the cone and I swear she chucks the cone at me when she brings it back. Might have to get a scout in to look her over for the Big Leagues.

The thing that probably made me feel the most happiness  happened with my Blue Mountain Beach

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Gulf of Mexico Evenings

Golden Retriever, Scouty .After dark we walked the block, crossed 30A,  went to the Gulf of Mexico and hung out on the beach. It was just the two of us, the sand, the ocean and the stars.It was so good to be able to do something like that with him. He played in the water and got his paws wet and sandy – which came home with us – and had a super time. The sand is still here and there in the house, but who cares? It’s worth a little sand in the house to have had such a good time together.

I’d say that happiness is everywhere all along 30A. All you have to do is look for it and you’re sure to find it!



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