Sandestin Village Baytowne Wharf

Sandestin Featured as Shopping Destination on Modern Living with Kathy Ireland

On January 29, 2017, Modern Living with Kathy Ireland® aired an interview with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Executive Director, Sara Becnel, and Assistant Director of Retail Operations, Aja Heck introducing the Sandestin Family Retail Shops.

Located at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, Sandestin Family Retail Shops is helping make Sandestin a shopping destination. While it has long been a sought after destination for golf enthusiasts and beach lovers, Sandestin is quickly becoming known as a shopping destination without rival.

Many vacationers are looking for a personalized and tailored vacation.

Sandestin is able to offer a little bit of everything for everyone. For a relaxing or active vacation amenities and attractions include:

  • Shopping – local one-of-a-kind shops and national brand stores
  • Eating – Fine dining, casual dining, bars, ice cream shops, candy store
  • Water sports at the marina or on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Golf – four championship golf courses
  • Tennis
  • Marina with café and 113-slips
  • Swimming – 19 swimming pools throughout the resort
  • Fitness center and spa
  • Events – many events throughout the year including barbecue festivals, music and art festivals, car shows and firework shows
  • Lodging – beach front condos, bay front condos, hotels, villas, townhomes and single family homes in a variety of size and price ranges
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Founded in 1973, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort located in Northwest Florida. It is composed of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring condominiums, villas, townhomes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. The resort offers more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beach and bay front property, four championship golf courses, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina and a fitness center and spa.

Sandestin features four unique, award-winning retail outlets located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf

Island Clothiers, is a Southern Lifestyle boutique with the latest in men’s apparel, including a Southern Tide Shop. Barefoot Princess, consists of a Lilly Pulitzer Premier Specialty Store and other amazing women’s apparel, footwear, and jewelry.  Coconut Kidz Children’s Apparel and Toys showcases the best and most fashionable brands from newborn to teen and everything in between.  Sandestin Clothing Company is the only place where you can purchase Sandestin logo items, offering logo wear, beach gear, keepsakes and other Sandestin collectibles.

Sandestin recently announced the new shops website – – a new ecommerce site where you can purchase merchandise from all four shops.

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Modern Living with kathy ireland®, is delighted to feature the Sandestin Family Retail Shops. He says, “I had heard of Sandestin before as a highly sought-after destination for golf lovers and beach enthusiasts looking for a fun, relaxing getaway. What I didn’t know is that Sandestin is also an unrivaled shopping destination. People from all over the country go to Sandestin simply for the amazing shopping — not to mention the pristine beaches and beautiful golf courses. We’re very excited to have Sandestin on our show to teach all of us more about their amazing vacation destination offerings.”

See the Interview with Sandestin Executive Director and Director of Retail Operations

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About Modern Living with kathy ireland®:  Modern Living with kathy ireland® is a weekly business television program featuring real-world insights from corporate executives from all over the globe.  Modern Living with kathy ireland® airs Thursday mornings throughout North America on E! Entertainment Network and to over 50 countries throughout the world on Sundays on Bloomberg International.

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TJ Martin and Shaye Martin Join the Nathan Abbott Team

The Nathan Abbott Team welcomes TJ Martin and Shaye Martin!

TJ Martin

Tristan (TJ) Martin started his career in real estate in 2012 after graduating from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He worked with DR Horton Inc, managing developments encompassing over 200 lots through the entire sales and construction process. TJ Martin was named Leader in Sales at DR Horton from Panama City to Pensacola for 2013, reaching over $15 Million in sales. In 2014, he joined Holiday Builders where he helped design, build and sell over 65 homes from pouring slab to completion of the home. During his 2 years with Holiday Builders, he was awarded Highest Net Sales Gulf Division 1st Quarter 2015, Highest Dollar Volume 1st Quarter 2015, Highest Number of Sales 2nd Quarter 2015, Highest Dollar Volume 2nd Quarter 2015 and Sales Agent of the Year for 2015 with $23 Million in sales.

Growing up on the Gulf Coast gives TJ Martin an advantage in the industry above many others. He has watched the growth of the area sky rocket and fully understands what all the Emerald Coast has to offer. Not only has TJ become successful at development real estate, but working alongside his father has taught him every aspect of custom residential builds as well. All the knowledge he has acquired through the years combined with his positive attitude, impeccable follow up and caring personality, puts TJ at the top of the leader board when it comes to all things real estate.

Shaye Martin

Shaye Martin is a native of Pensacola, FL and graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management. Shortly after graduating college she moved to Orlando, FL where she began her career in vacation ownership.

After work at Diamond Resorts International, with zero experience of the industry, she quickly became the top producer of the VIP Marketing team producing over $5 million in sales during the first year and received the Top Producer award for 10 months out of her first 12. She was with Diamond Resorts for 4 years and produced over $25 million in sales.

Shaye moved backed to her hometown of Pensacola, FL in 2016 to take a job opportunity at Portofino Island Resort as the Assistant Owner Relations Manager. She gained a plethora of knowledge on property management in her short 8 months with Premier Island Management Company but made the decision to focus on the cosmeceutical company she owns and operates with her family. After getting the company off the ground and fully operating, she has decided to join forces with her brother in the real estate industry.

Shaye has always had an interest in home building and real estate. She grew up in the construction and real estate world as her father is a custom residential and commercial builder. Throughout her life, she has been involved in many projects alongside him including designing his personal home. This infatuation as a child has grown into a passion that has led her to a career in real estate with the Nathan Abbott Team of ResortQuest. Shaye is very excited to join a team that has consistently ranked in the top half percent for production on the Emerald Coast and has ranked number one in ResortQuest Real Estate for the past five years.

Nathan Abbott Team Wins ResortQuest Real Estate “Top Producer” – 4th Year in a Row!

awardThe Nathan Abbott Team joined our brokerage, ResortQuest Real Estate, for a 2015 Awards Ceremony at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. The theme of the ceremony was all about “connecting” and the importance of what that means in relationship with our customers, in order to provide the best possible service. Connecting is what the Nathan Abbott Team is all about. We understand that selling real estate is secondary to building strong relationships within our community and with visitors coming to the Emerald Coast to vacation or to find their permanent or part-time home or investment property.

Our team was humbled at this awards ceremony by receiving the award for “2015 Top Producers” within the ResortQuest family, with $41 million in sales and listing production for the year. Our ResortQuest broker Carmela Bell, thanked Nathan and the team for our level of excellent service, energy and drive in setting a great example of achievement and service in the industry. The Nathan Abbott Team is proud to be #1 in production for ResortQuest Real Estate for four consecutive years.

In addition, one of our newest agents with the team, Annie Belter, was awarded as the “2015 Rookie of the Year.” Annie closed out 2015 with $1,788,500 in sales. She continues to raise the banner higher with $1,562,500 in closed and pending transactions already within these first few months of 2016!

We feel so much gratitude for our clients, friends, family, peers and business partners who support our efforts. We look forward to continuing relationships with all of you this year to make 2016 a year of amazing growth and opportunity! If you are interested in buying or selling real estate along Florida’s Gulf Coast, please contact the Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest. To search available properties click here.

2016 New Construction & Development Along the Emerald Coast

Have you noticed the change in our Emerald Coast footprint over the last decade? We are growing in leaps and bounds, keeping the real estate market hot for 2016. Some may be concerned over the increased development forever changing the area; however, this change comes as a great boost to property values as well as providing much needed jobs to boost our local economy.

From East to West we’re seeing many changes. Panama City Beach is thrilled to be partnering with St. Joe Company in bringing not only a new K-8 school to the area, but also a world-class sports village. The outcome is to attract more sports visitors to Panama City Beach to enjoy tournaments for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football. New schools and the economic impact of the sports complex will surely increase property values and raise home sale prices and rental income for investment properties with the added guests visiting the area, especially in the off-season.

Nathan Abbott, with the Nathan Abbott Team, recently sold a parcel of land for a new resort condominium project in Panama City Beach, Tradewinds for $6,450,000. This prime beachfront property covers ~3.65 acres and ~450 feet of Gulf front footage. Nathan Abbott is your sales specialist for Gulf front development parcels in Panama City Beach with a proven track record. This is the 5th development parcel that he sold, in addition to being the listing agent for all the developer sales at the Palazzo condominium located on the Gulf along Front Beach Road.

The Georgetown

Going into Walton County, on the East end of Scenic Highway 30A, Rosemary Beach is excited about a new condominium, The Georgetown, set to begin construction this spring. This classic-contemporary structure will offer luxury living at a desirable location with deeded covered parking. Seagrove welcomes a new 31-unit condominium called Thirty-One on 30A.

Thirty OneA

FullSizeRender-4This exceptional and desirable destination offers the pinnacle in architecture, design, comfort and foremost beachfront living. Moving to the West, ResortQuest Real Estate is proud to be the exclusive listing office offering RidgeWalk in Santa Rosa Beach. RidgeWalk is a French-inspired coastal gated community situated on the Eastern boundary of County Highway 393. This Randy Wise development is a nature-rich planned community of 74 homes sites nestled throughout ~19.5 acres.

Okaloosa County is full of upcoming residential and resort developments this year as well. Destin is proud to announce a new condominium project, 1900-98, underway along the coast.

1900 98

This ultra-luxury condo will be built on ~150 feet of beachfront. As well as The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort in Crystal Beach that is scheduled to open this spring. This 170-room resort will provide a plethora of services and activities.


The HendersonIn addition, commercial opportunities are also growing in Destin with the Destin Commons expanding with the soon grand opening of Whole Foods next to the Bass Pro Shop. Locals and visitors can enjoy natural and organic foods, fresh veggies and fruits, and other goodies for healthier lifestyle options. Also neighboring Destin Commons, Turnberry Associates has plans in motion to build a 150-room hotel beginning this spring.

Fort Walton Beach boasts their new development now approved for construction and in planning, The Landmark Center. This center consists of two main buildings that will feature a mix of residential, retail and dining including a 112-room Hilton hotel, pool, executive offices, 24-loft condo apartments and a rooftop bar and restaurant.

Landmark Center

Please let us know if you are interested in any of these and other developments along the Panhandle! We are actively involved in Emerald Coast construction projects and opportunities, please contact us for a market review of your property or click here to search available listings along the panhandle!

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