South Walton County Lakefront Home

Walton County Lakefront Home

It was an adventure photographing this amazing lakefront home in Blue Mountain Beach. It is a modern home built for entertaining.

The setting is in the heart of South Walton on a private 1.58 acre Oasis with 211 feet of waterfront and unobstructed panoramic gulf views on Redfish Lake, one of our rare Coastal Dune Lakes.

The home was designed by architect Dan Mueller and built by Kyle Bengston in 2011 and has 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 3 half baths. Enter the impressive foyer that flows seamlessly to the expansive living room, bar and entertaining area, and into the award winning gourmet kitchen with Neff custom cabinets and a full caterer’s pantry and grilling porch. T

The first floor master wing features his and her full bathroom areas, coffee and beverage bar, gas fireplace, authentic Japanese soaking tub, private dressing areas and oversized walk-in closets with separate entry for staff.

There is a private guest wing on the first floor in addition to an acoustically designed media room.

A private elevator or beautiful custom built staircase brings you to the second level of the home with three bedrooms and adjoining balconies.

Equally as impressive as the home itself, the outdoor space and natural surroundings are breathtaking. The outdoor area offers a gorgeous four-sided private infinity pool, top of the line hot tub, recently upgraded private lakefront dock, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and covered alfresco dining area.

The home offers a 3-car garage, two driveway entrances and parking for up to 30 vehicles on the expansive driveway. This waterfront sanctuary has countless upgrades; Chad Horton Landscaping, water filtration system, circular driveway, tankless hot water heater, whole house generator, 2 refrigerators, 3 dishwashers, 3 freezers, 4 ice makers, and air conditioned storage rooms to name a few. Enjoy Red Fish Lake, the Gulf, 30-A’s 19-mile bike path, shopping and dining right outside your door.

Real Estate & Vacation Rental Photos

Moon Creek Studios offers real estate photography and architectural photography in South Walton, Florida – including photos of homes for sale, vacation rental photography, and lifestyle photos of Scenic 30A and SoWal.

Our clients include Seaside, 360 Blue, St. Joe, Alys Beach, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Rosemary Beach and many more. Our customers stick with us year after year because we are meticulous, timely, and reliable.

Photos are used for advertising and marketing in print and online. Web photos for rentals are posted on websites, photos for VRBO and other rental vacation websites. See photo and video for real estate for sale and vacation rental photos and video.

Photos from Santa Rosa Beach in South Walton on Scenic 30A, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach, Sandestin and Destin.

South Walton Night Photography

Night photography is fun. I like getting creative with dusk and night photography. It’s a challenge and allows more ways to post process to try different colors and effects. Night photography of homes and commercial building is challenging with so many different types of lighting, you never know what you might get. For me, the crazier, more colorful and varied the better. I love shooting photography for events at night and photography of real estate at night.

 

Alys Beach Photos

I’ve had the privilege of photographing Alys Beach from the very beginning and watching the new town grow. It’s an endless source of fascination with the beautiful natural landscape, construction, and finished product.

 

WaterSound Beach Compass Point

WaterSound Beach is possibly the finest location on the Emerald Coast. The amazing views of the dunes and Gulf are hard to beat from the round window wall of the living area at this Compass Point condo.

South Walton Aerial Photography & Video

Aerial Photography and Aerial Video by Moon Creek Studios available for real estate and business, events, and documentaries from stock collection or assignment.

Vacation Rental Owners

Seagrove Beach Rental Home

Here are some tips and ideas for promoting your vacation rental property. Whether you have a property management company or not, the goal is to maximize bookings and generate the maximum income from your vacation rental.

These days the competition is fierce and marketing starts the show. Your marketing money should bring many extra bookings, making it well worth the investment.

Hire a professood photional to produce excellent photos of your place – this is the most important thing you can do. If a go is worth a thousand words, then a quality set of pictures pictures is worth a thousand bookings. Poor pictures will cost you bookings! Get at least 50, and include neighborhood amenities (pool, golf, beach, parks, etc.).

Get yourself a VRBO number. Go to www.VRBO.com and make a listing for your property. There are lots of other vacation rental sites, but VRBO is the grandaddy and has lots of traffic. Use the maximum number of allowed photos, and seriously consider adding a video. Put your video on Youtube, because renters will also find you directly on that site. And Youtube is owned by Google so videos are indexed and come up on Google searches.

Write a great description, making it light, breezy, and personal – let your enthusiasm for your place shine through. Use words like “charm, family, us, we, ours, you, yours, home, light, fun, warm, cheerful, soft, fuzzy, grand, and sunny”. Do not use words like “boasts, spectacular, magnificent, unique, development, condo, house, unit, remarkable, or glorious”. Do not exaggerate how close you are to the beach. Never call a sofa bed comfortable (although kids love ‘em)!

You might want to get yourself a professional web site. Include photos, video, map, testimonials, contact info, description, area info and links, etc. It can be hard to find the web site name you want, like BestBeachRental.com, but it isn’t hard to find a good one either. Keep it short, sweet, and unique, like BlueBeachCottage.com. There are some pretty good web site template services available online but they still take a bit of time and skill to end up with a quality site.

Once you have your web site up and running, link to it from VRBO and any other sites you can. Promote to Google and other search engines. Consider social media like Facebook and Twitter, taking care not to spam and risk getting banned or shunned. If you participate and offer something of value to travel forums, they are often a good place to generate interest.

Keep a good list of Email addresses of past renters, and prospects. After a few years of good management and promotion, you should have a lot of repeat renters. Consider offering discounts to repeat renters. Contact renters after they return home from your place and get feedback. Offer them a discount if they want to go ahead and book for the next year. Word of mouth is very important. Happy repeat renters will sell your rental to friends, family, and coworkers. Keep a guest book in your rental and make sure there is a column for people to write their Email address.

A printed brochure is still a good idea – whether a one-page flyer or a glossy tri-fold. Put them out at the office, the neighborhood grocery, your church or school, etc. Mail them to renters and prospects. Keep a supply in your rental itself so renters can take them home. if you have a management company, make sure to keep them well stocked in their office.

Happy Renting! Don’t forget to take a vacation for yourself every now and then.