The Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Northeast Florida

Who wouldn’t love kicking back on the soft sands of Jacksonville Beach with friends and family as fireworks light up the sky over the Atlantic Ocean? Beachgoers seeking a great Fourth of July celebration are in luck thanks to the exciting festivities held at Jacksonville Beach.

If the beach isn’t your speed but you still want your fill of fireworks and patriotism, there’s still plenty to get excited about. Jacksonville and its surrounding areas are full of thrilling Fourth of July celebrations. From firework displays to live music, you’ll find something for everyone this Independence Day!

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17 Items You Forget to Pack for Vacation

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Vacation is an escape from stress. Packing for vacation is not. Even when you think you’ve got everything you need, chances are one of these items that should be in your bags isn’t.

Of course, there are ways around this. You can (and should) make a list of essentials to check off as you’re packing. Determine which items are necessary and consider your luggage space. Our goal for this blog is to function as a foundation for your packing list by going over some of the most common items people forget to pack for vacation.

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20 Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes to Make in Your Vacation Rental

20 Easy Three-Ingredient Recipes

Staying in a fully furnished vacation rental has plenty of perks, like a kitchen stocked with all the items you need to whip up a meal. But just because the tools are there doesn’t mean you want to slave away in the kitchen for hours. It’s still vacation, right?

That’s why you should check out these 20 easy, three-ingredient recipes that’ll leave you with a delectable dish without hours of prep or cooking time.

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Rental Homes for THE PLAYERS Championship Weekend

Rental Homes for THE PLAYERS Championship Weekend

Still looking for a place to stay during THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach? With only a few weeks until the massive tournament kicks off, hotels are getting booked up left and right. Luckily, we still have a handful of fully furnished rental homes ready for THE PLAYERS Championship weekend.

Each of these vacation rentals comes complete with furniture, kitchen accessories, appliances, and so much more. After a long day watching the tournament out on the course, don’t just go back to a hotel; retire to a home away from home.

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Six Breathtaking Oceanfront Rentals in Ponte Vedra Beach

Beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach.
Beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, aka your view from one of these resort rentals.

In a state full of gorgeous beaches, Ponte Vedra Beach is unlike the rest. The characteristic, luscious white sand beaches make the seaside village a perfect destination for sunbathers, surfers, and sand castle aficionados alike.

And while there’s a lot besides beaches in the small town to distinguish it (it’s home to the PGA Tour HQ and is widely regarded as a golfers’ paradise), waking up to the ocean breeze is still the truest way to experience Ponte Vedra Beach. Check out some of the area’s finest fully furnished oceanfront rentals below.

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The Snowbird’s Guide to Ponte Vedra Beach

When you compare the two, it’s not really that hard to see why so many northerners migrate from their frozen homes to Florida during the winter. Which would you rather wake up to for months: snow-covered lawns or sun-kissed beaches?

While Texas and Arizona have gained popularity with snowbirds over the past few years, Florida still offers up a bevy of idyllic areas ready to welcome retirees, second homeowners, and seasonal settlers alike. Few Florida destinations shine brighter than the picture-perfect paradise known as Ponte Vedra Beach. Indeed, there’s a lot for snowbirds to love in this seaside community, and we’ve got the guide for how to spend your time here during the winter months.

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Upgrade Your Florida/Georgia Experience with these Breathtaking Resort Rental Properties

The Florida/Georgia game doesn’t have to just be a weekend trip – make it into a week-long getaway! Booking a hotel for that long of a stay could be tricky, so make the upgrade to a fully furnished resort rental instead.

Each of our rental properties come equipped with all the creature comforts you need for a great vacation. Fully decked out kitchens, comfy beds and sheets, in-home washer and dryers – you won’t find these amenities in a hotel. Check out three of our finest resort rentals below, then click on any of the links provided to start booking your stay!

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Packing Well for an Extended Stay

If you’re about to embark on an extended-stay vacation, it goes without saying that you’re about to make some wonderful memories for years to come. What you don’t want to remember, however, is a waste of time, money, and space because you over-packed for the trip. One of the best things about furnished vacation rentals — especially when you’re on a family vacation or a beach trip — is leaving a lot of your necessities at home because they’re already waiting for you at your destination. Here are some ideas to follow when you’re packing for a week’s worth of fun (or more).

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What Type of Oceanfront Rental Is Right for You?

Whether your perfect beach vacation calls for days of taking it easy in the sun and sand or hitting the waves for a satisfying surf session, Watson Realty can help you find the perfect furnished rental in Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach. All three areas are perfect for family trips, romantic getaways, or a long weekend with friends. But before you start planning your itinerary, you should consider what type of accommodations will work best for your group.

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The Seven S’s of Sun Safety

Picture this: you’re getting some much needed rest and relaxation during a hard-earned vacation when it hits you – the searing pain of sunburn. Now you’re stuck inside, covered in aloe, and feeling miserable while the rest of your gang enjoying the nice Florida weather outside.

You might associate sunburns with trips to the beach, but the sun’s UV rays can affect you whether you’re golfing in Ponte Vedra Beach or hopping between restaurants in Jacksonville Beach. UV rays even shine through clouds, so preparation is important even if it’s overcast! Keep the Seven S’s of Sun Safety tips in mind to ensure your next vacation is sunburn-free, and to prevent future health problems caused by too much sun exposure.

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