Resort of the Week: Beach Colony

We’re sure you can picture yourself sitting by this beautiful blue beachfront pool pretty easily, right? All you need to make this any more perfect is a frozen cocktail or a refreshing southern sweet tea! But what makes this beachfront pool here at Beach Colony Resort in Perdido Key different from all the other beachfront pools on the Lost Key?

So glad you asked! What makes Beach Colony so great is the amenities you will find in addition to this gorgeous pool, not to mention some truly fantastic two and three bedroom condos. The amenities of Beach Colony offer a little something for everyone. Whether your family simply wants to relax, perhaps soaking in the Florida sunshine by the pool or hot tub, or you lead a very active lifestyle and want to be able to enjoy tennis and a great workout, we’ve got it here! And, be sure to cool off after that workout with a few quick laps at the indoor pool.

Our vacation condos within this great complex will have your family relaxing in luxury. With tasteful yet charming decor, private balconies and ample space for everyone, you will truly be able to relax when you’re with us without the battles for space and bathroom time! Choose from our two bedroom, two bath or three bedroom, three bath accommodations to find that perfect rental for your family and we hope to see you on the shores of Beach Colony soon!

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2011 Oyster Cook-off at The Hangout

The Hangout in nearby Gulf Shores, Alabama is one of the best places to wind away a beautiful afternoon when you’re in the area. If you’ve never checked it out during your Perdido Key beach vacation, head over for the 4th Annual Oyster Cookoff!

Watch as local area restaurants, businesses and individual teams compete to see who can truly create the best tasting oyster on the beach. Bragging rights, as well as $10,000 in cash and prizes are at stake so you know it’s going to be good! In addition to tasting their creations, you’ll also want to hangout all day and enjoy the live music and beer garden. Local and craft beers will be available for sampling, along with the Oysters Rockefeller, Cajun Oysters and Create-Your-Own-Raw that the teams will be cooking up. Games, giveaways and plenty of football will also be available to round out your deliciously fun Saturday.

Reserve your Perdido Key condo today and come Hangout with us at the the 2011 Oyster Cookoff!


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You Play, We Pay is Back!

You Play, We Pay is back from Visit Perdido! This great program pays you for taking a vacation to the beautiful shores of Perdido Key, Florida! You could earn up to $300 in American Express gift cards to help you off-set the cost of your vacation or put towards having fun while you’re here.

Qualifying for your gift cards is easy. All you need to do is go to between October 26, 2011 and October 31, 2011 and register with the program. Be sure to print out your confirmation of registration. Next, call us up and book your Perdido Key condo for a stay any time between the dates of November 1, 2011 and January 2, 2012. We’ll send you your confirmation so you can present it, along with your program registration to the Perdido Key Visitors Center and receive your cards.

Now, you might be thinking, who goes to the beach in the winter? Our answer – everyone! Imagine enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey with the family while looking out over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you dream of a white Christmas, just think of all the sugar white sand available for you here on the balmy beaches of Northwest Florida. If this sounds like a holiday wish come true to you, register your stay today and call us for your reservation. American Express cards are limited and they sell out quickly!

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Blue Angels Homecoming Show!

On November 12, 2011 the Blue Angels will head home to Pensacola NAS and give their final performance of the 2011 season and you don’t want to miss it! Fall is the perfect time to watch the Angels glide through our crystal clear blue skies, so reserve your stay with us and don’t miss it.

The Blue Angels are the flight demonstration squadron of the United States Navy and perform high flying feats for all to enjoy. But, they also demonstrate the extreme talent, dedication and service of our military. Serving as their home base, we’re always proud to welcome them back to Pensacola and they put on a truly magnificent show for us every time. Watch as they perform amazing climbs, near miss maneuvers and patriotic tributes during the show. Pensacola NAS will open the gates for the show at 8AM and we suggest you arrive early to enjoy all the day has to offer and stake out your viewing spot. Activities, such as static aircraft displays, demonstrations and vendors, will begin at 10AM and the Blue Angels will fly at 2PM.

This is the last show for the Blue Angels for their 2011 season and they won’t be performing at home again till July 14, 2012. Watch the Angels come back to the beach! Book your Perdido Key vacation rental today.

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Jellyfish Martini & Beer Festival

One of the favorite local area establishments is bringing a brand new event to Perdido Key this November! The first annual Jellyfish Martini and Beer Festival will take place on November 5, 2011 and we can bet it will be an event to remember and come back for year and year.

The festival will take place at The Villagio from 1PM to 5PM and is packed with great events, food, vendors and, of course, martinis and beer! No matter what you elect to see or do when attending this festival there is one event you don’t want to miss – the Quickest Hands on the Key. This competition will pit some of your favorite local bartenders against one another to see who’s worthy of the Quickest Hands title as well as a cash grand prize. Be sure to stop by and cheer for your favorite before wandering amonst the many local artists, sculptures and other vendors on-site to help you do a little mid-afternoon shopping. After you’ve worked up a good appetite shopping, hit the food tent! Pizza, BBQ, wings and more will be available from some of your favorite local restaurants. And, of course, you’ll find plenty of martinis, beers and other delicious beverages to help you wash it all down!

If you haven’t already, head over and book your favorite Perdido Key condo and don’t miss the first annual Jellyfish Martini and Beer Festival!

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Fall in Love with Indigo Resort

The weather has turned increasingly chilly all over the country. We’ll even admit the early mornings and wee hours of the night are starting to become a bit nippy here at the beach, as well. But during the day? Warm days and mild evenings make it the perfect time to stay at one our Perdido Key vacation rentals, even if you might not be soaking in the rays all day as you normally do.

Indigo Resort is the perfect fall vacation spot. Loaded with tons of amenities to help you stay warm and a picturesque atmosphere, you’ll fall in love with every aspect of this resort. Start your morning out with a heart pumping workout in the fitness center. If that doesn’t warm you up and chip away at your every day stress, take a trip to the sauna and melt it away. Spend your days, normally reserved for the beach and splashing in the pool, exploring Perdido Key and all it has to offer. Or, work up a sweat on the tennis courts at Indigo Resort.

In the evenings be sure to catch our amazing October sunsets; they really can’t be beat. A soak in the hot tub is the perfect way to take it in and truly relax after your busy day. While it may be a little chilly for a cookout at the community grills, it’s a perfect time to try the favorite local fare such as oysters at The Oyster Bar. Choose a two bedroom condo or four, a getaway for the whole family or just for you, and reserve your fall getaway today!

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Boo at the Zoo!

If you’ve stopped by the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo during your October Perdido Key vacation, you’ve delighted in the festive celebration happening. Now it’s time for the official Boo at the Zoo party on October 27, 2011. If you’ll be enjoying one of our Perdido Key vacation condos during this time, be sure to stop by for a fun, spooky time filled with tricks, treats and…monkeys!

Boo at the Zoo is an evening of kid-friendly fun set in a safe environment perfect to let your little ones truly revel in the spirit of the Halloween season. Dress the family up in your favorite costumes and join “The Little Zoo that Could” as they celebrate with games, treats, costume contest and, of course, plenty of opportunities to make a new furry friend. With a carnival-like atmosphere and plenty of entertainment every kid, and kid at heat, is sure to have a blast!

Boo at the Zoo will take place on October 27, 2011 from 4PM-6PM. Kids of all ages are welcome. Tickets are $1 for adults and $2 for children. The costume contest begins promptly at 5PM, so don’t be late!

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Explore Perdido Key this Fall

When you think of a beach vacation you think of, well, long days spent on the beach of course! But just because things are starting to cool down doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast on a Gulf Coast getaway with us. After all, lounging on a beach towel isn’t the only way to get a great tan.

Fall is the perfect time to explore everything the ‘Lost Key’ has to offer. The days are still in the mid-70’s to 80’s with bright blue skies and endless sunshine ideal for doing just about anything outdoors. The water temperature might be a little low to don that bikini, but what about a wet suit? Perfect! Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach offer some of the best diving around, including the largest artificial reef you can find anywhere. Another perfect fall activity is taking out a charter fishing boat for the day. The fishing tournaments taking place up and down the coast are proof positive that there is no better time to bring in “the big one”, or maybe just dinner. Do you have a history buff in the family? The cooler October temps make it a bit easier to wrench yourself off the sands to explore Fort Pickens, Fort Barraccas or even the National Naval Aviation Museum. And, don’t forget about our many natural attractions, as well. The Gulf Islands National Seashore has never been more beautiful than it is right now.

Book your relaxing fall getaway with us in a Perdido Key vacation condo this October and discover everything the area has to offer!

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The International Songwriters’ Festival

Join us in Perdido Key for the area’s biggest festival – the Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival. This event is an amazing 11 day event, taking place from November 10-20, 2011, and features Grammy winning songwriter’s and the up and coming stars of tomorrow. Catch them first with a stay in a Perdido Key vacation rental to combine a great beach vacation with incredible live music.

This songwriters’ festival is the original and is still the best you’ll find. The Southeast Tourism Society named it one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for a reason, after all. Perdido Key and Orange Beach, Alabama will be inundated with talent and their won’t be a spot along the beaches where you can’t experience all the action. Venues include everywhere from our favorite live music arenas such as the Flora-Bama Lounge to restaurants and even art galleries.

If you happen to be a golf lover as well, join the artists for the 8th Annual Celebrity Songwriters Golf Tournament on November 14, 2011. Play a round for just $75 while you meet each artist, enjoy lunch and potentially win prizes.Visit the official Songwriters’ Festival website today for all the details and reserve your Perdido Key condo today!

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Wonderful Wacky Women Week

Grab your girls and join the Redneck Riveria Chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women for their weeklong awareness celebration. Spend a week meeting and enjoying the different women who will converge on the area as they bring awareness to the cause of Ovarian Cancer and the Ronald McDonald charities.

Travel to the area on Sunday, October 23, 2011 before the festivites kick off on Monday with a play day on the beautiful sandy beaches and dinner at the Lost Treasure Grill. On Tuesday, spoil your innerchild with a trip to the Gulf Shores Zoo and dinner at the Crab Trap. Pack your wacky hat and sunglasses for the contest at the Flora-Bama Lounge on Wednesday evening after a day spent at the Blue Angels practice show and Fisherman’s Corner restaurant. Enjoy a party in honor of the Wonderful Wacky Women at SanRoc Car on Thursday and lunch at LuLu’s on the Homeport Marina, owned and operated by Lucy Buffett, on Friday.

This entire week of fun culminates on Saturday with a 4 mile run/walk at the Flora-Bama Lounge to raise funds for The American Cancer Society-Ovarian Cancer and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. Reserve your Perdido Key vacation rental and prepare for a wonderful, wacky time!

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