“We started 30A Beach Girls because it is my passion to provide memorable vacation rental experiences” says Hollie Jones, Founder of 30A Beach Girls.

“I have worked in Rental Property Management for more than a decade but was growing frustrated by how properties and vacations were simply becoming too ‘cookie cutter’.

“I wanted to provide the personal touch again. I believe vacations are personal experiences, no two are the same, and they should be tailored to each guest – your family, your interests, passions and dreams.”

At 30A Beach Girls we want to make vacation experiences memorable again.

“Our homeowners also believe their properties offer unique experiences. Whether it’s because of their location or the amenities on offer – the plunge pool, the private beach access or the rooftop terrace in which to host your family and friends for that special get together.

“We provide our homeowners and their properties with the highest standard of hospitality and care – cleaning, maintenance, marketing and reservations – and we embrace the latest technology to make the process easy.

“But we also provide guests with our bespoke, personal concierge experiences – whether its helping to book beach chair sets, bikes and golf cart rentals, arranging hard to find dinner reservations and golf tee times, recommendations for a photographer or private chef, or letting us arrange a surprise birthday party, these are the extras which make your vacation memorable.

“Over the past five years, we have grown our portfolio of properties. While we now offer greater choice and more flexibility, we have remained true to our core belief that whether you are renting your home or looking to plan a vacation – we want to create memorable vacation rental experiences.”

2020 is a year many are trying to forget.

Much of the conversation has been about “getting back to normal” and “the old routine”.

But what if this was actually a break in the continuum, the start of something new, a chance to do something different?

For many visitors who vacation on 30A, their routine has already been severely disrupted. Working
from home, kids learning online and the gyms, restaurants, cultural and sporting events which
punctuate each week have had to be put on standby or cancelled.

And now that some Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas schools are saying the children won’t be
coming back until later this year, or in some cases not until 2021, some visitors are saying “Why are
we going back home at all?”

According to Hollie Jones, owner of local Property Management Company 30A Beach Girls, more and
more visitors are enquiring about staying longer.

“Normally the rental season starts winding down after Labour Day” said Hollie.
“High season gives way to short breaks, weekends away and, after Thanksgiving, the arrival of the
Snowbirds looking for warmer weather. But this year, we have had many, many visitors asking about
extending their stay into September, or enquiring about renting for the month of October, or even
booking through to the Christmas holidays.
“It seems with the kids set to resume their studies online or in virtual school, parents working from
home via Zoom calls and Microsoft teams, now may be the time to see if beach life – 30A style – is for
you?” wondered Hollie.

Before upping sticks and moving anywhere new it is always a good idea to give it a thorough test run
first. While everyone loves their week in the sun, most people want to know what really living here,
long-term, feels like.

And, according to 30A Realtor Martin Liptrot, “booking three months trial living at the beach while
the world is turned upside down” may be a smart decision to see if this is a move you would like to
make permanent.

“Despite the fluctuations in the stock market, job insecurity and travel restrictions in place, the real
estate market along 30A has seen something of a mini-boom.” said Martin.
“Many regular visitors to the 30A are thinking how much they want to have their own vacation
home here, investors are looking for properties which they can generate an income from, and with
working from home being a real alternative, many potential buyers from Atlanta, Dallas, Birmingham
and Nashville are getting in touch to look for a permanent home at the beach.

“We have good schools with new campuses, two airports with frequent flights to major hubs and
plenty of entrepreneurs and professional service providers to help make the transition relatively
painless – why not look for an extended rental to see if 30A Life is for you?”

If you are interested in rental opportunities contact Holiie Jones on 850 849 7455 now.

“We are delighted to have been nominated for the Best Of Emerald Coast awards and grateful to all our vacationers, homeowners, partners and team members who have made this happen,” said 30A Beach Girls founder, Hollie Jones.  At 30A Beach Girls we help make memorable vacation experiences for our guests and owners and to have been nominated is a great recognition of all the hard work everyone in our team puts in.
“We want every guest to have a wonderful experience so we offer little extras like concierge services, dinner reservations, grocery delivery and more. And in these trying times, amid public health concerns, we have worked with homeowners and guests to make sure every vacation is as safe and healthy as possible.”
30A Beach Girls has also been nominated for Best Photo Booth Company for their retro VW bus, @30APhotoBus.
“Our classic VW Bus has been kitted out with all the latest photo-technology – including the Mirror for ultimate selfies – and we take it to our guests for parties and special occasions. With lots of props, hats, costumes and other accessories our guests have fun, dressing up and posing taking unlimited photos to remember their special vacation.
“We are so proud to be nominated as BEST OF EMERALD COAST and hope our guests, homeowners and partners will show their support too,” said Hollie.
Votes can be cast online at https://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/best-of-the-emerald-coast-2020ballot/#/gallery?group=347462 before the 1st July 2020.

Dear 30A Beach Girls Family,

First and foremost, I hope you are safe and healthy.

I am sure with the continued support of all our local businesses, residents, homeowners and public officials we can get through this difficult situation quickly.

Last week, Florida Governor DeSantis announced a 14 day suspension of all short term rentals and urged existing vacationers to leave early. 

While we await further announcements from local officials I want to update you on the actions we have already taken and plan to take in the coming weeks at 30A Beach Girls to deal with the situation we are in.

Our primary mission remains to represent our homeowners and provide the greatest vacation experiences for our guests. A big part of being able to achieve this on a consistent and on-going basis is the wonderful team of booking agents, cleaners and maintenance crews we work with, many of who have been with me since the early days. 

Keeping the core of this team together is one of my objectives. Our cleaners and repair teams do a fantastic job day in and day out during the season and, while we have had fewer requests for rentals than normal at this time of year, I am doing everything I can to provide shifts and work for these unsung heroes.

Our commitment to presenting our homeowners’ properties as clean, safe places is of extra importance now. That is why our cleaning teams have put in place additional procedures to ensure all properties are deep cleaned, sterile and disinfected before every changeover. We have included the recommendations of the CDC and others in our cleaning programs and for those homes which are rented, we are providing a mid-week deep clean to ensure we stay on top of the situation.

Many of the restaurants in our area are currently only providing ‘to go’ service, and the supermarkets have limited supplies of certain products, such as toilet paper. To make sure our guests are focused on having fun and enjoying our  wonderful properties, we are providing food delivery and shopping services to make their stay easier. And for those who want to ‘dine in’ in-style, we are sending our 30A Photo Bus to them to capture the moment!

For those guests who booked directly with us, we are offering a refund policy but because many of our guests are return visitors who we love to entertain, we are also offering a 110% credit for rebooking and including a free beach bonfire night for them and their guests to say ‘Thank You’.

We know many of our guests appreciate the little extras we are famous for providing and we want to continue that tradition in this difficult time.

As well as looking after our guests who are booked with us now, we are also thinking forward about how to best market your property for the Summer and beyond.

We have recently upgraded our website and provided extra functionality. We will be updating our content in the coming weeks and also looking at our photography and videos to make sure our properties are marketed and promoted successfully. We are talking to our guests about their experiences, the things they enjoy most about the area, the neighborhood and the individual properties. We want to share these testimonials and reviews so future guests can enjoy our properties too. We are enhancing our social media promotions and platforms to make it easier for our guests to share their vacation stories, pictures and favorite moments.

This is a difficult time for many in the hospitality business; from homeowners to cleaners, rental companies, waiters and bar staff. So I am incredibly proud of the 30A Beach Girls family for pulling together, helping each other out and making our guests experiences the best they can be, 

Thank you for your continued support and confidence in 30A Beach Girls and the team, if you have any questions please contact me anytime

Hollie and 30A Beach Girls Team

With our beaches currently closed to the public, these are difficult times for everyone working in the hospitality industry,
But they say a community comes together at a time of crisis and, here on the Emerald Coast, local businesses small and large have acted fast to support the public health goal of preventing the spread of COVID 19.
Homeowners have authorized refunds to those who have had to cancel their trips; our cleaning crews and maintenance teams have temporarily hung up their mops and tool belts. Even the photographers, private chefs, party-planners, florists and limo drivers who we work with to make our visitors’ vacations just that extra bit more memorable, are having to sit it out and wait for the tourists to return. It isn’t easy and we are all doing everything we can to support each other during these tough times.
But local residents and neighbors are rallying around, being creative and doing their part to help.
Because our restaurants have been ordered to close their dining rooms and only provide take out service, local families are ordering food and choosing to ‘eat out at home’ to make sure the chefs, servers and hosts continue to work, while local bands and singers are setting up backyard concerts to broadcast on social media to provide entertainment to those following orders and staying indoors.
Some of the businesses which are staying open – like coffee shops – are offering discounts and freebies to those who are working to keep us safe – nurses, law enforcement officers, medical teams. And some of the supermarkets are opening an hour or so earlier than planned to let our elderly or the more vulnerable members of our community shop in a less stressful way.
While we all look forward to the crisis ending and our perfect piece of the beach being open for visitors soon, it reminds you what a wonderful community we are part of and it has been heartwarming to see how everyone has pulled together to support one another.
Hollie Jones and the 30A Beach Girls
During this unfortunate time with COVID-19 we want to help you keep life going as normal as possible. We can deliver Vita to you sanitized and give you a lesson on how to operate the booth and then pick her up when the party is over. We would be available via phone or video chat if anything goes wrong, but the system is very user friendly. All of our props will be cleaned and sanitized prior to her delivery.
The 30A Photo Bus provides a unique photo booth experiences using our 1963 VW bus, interactive software and state-of-the art photography equipment. We bring the bus, props, printers and professional staff to you anywhere on 30A since January 2019. Based on each unique event or vacation, we create custom GIFs and photostrips that can be instantly printed, emailed and/or shared on social media.
30A is home base for us. We enthusiastically serve the 30A and surrounding area and have worked hard at establishing ourselves as the leading and preferred VW bus photo booth experience on 30A since January 2019 when we first introduced Vita!
 30A Photo Bus, Pose, Camera, Fun, ACTION!!! 
Our vintage 1963 VW Bus Photo Booth is available for rent during your next vacation on 30A at your next private party, corporate event, wedding, conference, festival – pretty much anything! We are based on 30A. Please contact us for information on pricing and availability for private photo booth rentals, we would love nothing more than to bring our unique photo booth experience to your next party!
The print layouts are customizable for each gathering and you instant access to photos. We also provide costume themed props with some of our favorite items that we’ve collected over the years. Additionally, if you have a costume suggestion, please let us know and we will look into adding it free of charge of course! All you do is jump in and strike a pose!
At 30A Beach Girls we have always provided our guests with the best possible vacation experience. Even more so now that means peace of mind, staying safe and healthy.

This is why as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact us all, we must take pro-active precautions to assist in minimizing the spread of the virus here in beautiful North West Florida on 30A.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has advised visitors to avoid large crowds. To help achieve this he has ordered bars and clubs to close and for restaurants to reduce the number of diners. Many restaurants in our area have gone one step further and are offering ‘to-go’ order service only.

While our public beaches currently remain open, some communities have taken extra measures to safeguard their guests. Seaside’s business beach access is closed, their beaches remain open and all the town’s stores and businesses will close from March 21st through April 30th, restaurants will however provide to go orders. St Joe’s WaterColor and WaterSound clubs and amenities have also closed and their management will make a reassessment on March 31st. Alys Beach has taken similar precautions too. Seacrest Beach is still operating their pool, beach shuttle and restaurants. They have adjusted occupancy capacity to meet the governors request of social distancing. Rosemary Beach has closed it’s pools and gym, beaches are still open. Beach service at this time is still available. Please keep in mind things are evolving daily and we are more than happy to keep everyone updated.

With the health and safety of our owners, visitors and staff as our top priority, we too are making some changes to how we operate and are updating some of our services to make your guest experience the best it can possibly be.

In addition to the regular cleaning and hygiene services we already provide, we are also offering our guests a Midweek Cleaning free of charge so you can be assured your home is as pristine as it was the day you arrived a full cleaning and linen change out is provided. We also know you will be eating more meals at home due to the restaurant restrictions in place and we are offering a free Food Pick Up and Delivery Service to make this a simpler and more enjoyable experience for you. We will continue our free grocery pick up service as well. And to help you make it a ‘Special Night In’ our fabulous Vita VW 30A Photo Bus will pay you a home visit to take pictures of your whole group having 30A fun and making perfect memories!

The situation continues to develop nationally and further restrictions or changes may come into force over the coming weeks. We know this is interfering with your vacation planning so we are offering a 100% Refund or Rebooking Service to all of our guest with reservations between now and April 15th that were booked before March 15th. We always want you to have the best possible vacation experience and if this means delaying your vacation until later in the year we will help you make that happen. 30A Beach Girls are dedicated to making your vacation a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

I am so proud of our whole team here at 30A Beach Girls and everything they are doing to look after our guests’ health, peace of mind and safety.  If you have any questions or need more information about the services we offer, please email me at hollie@30a-beachgirls.com and we will respond promptly.

Get ready, because Mardi Gras 2020 events begin in February. Dust off your masks and gather the beads! Here are some Mardi Gras events in the area:

Destin Commons Mardi Gras Masquerade 2020

Enjoy a family evening full of Mardi Gras fun at the Destin Commons Mardi Gras Masquerade on Friday, February 21. Live Entertainment for the whole family from 6-8pm with the parade starting at 7pm. Watch the floats and people on parade throughout the entire property!

Beads will be plentiful throughout the Mardi Gras celebration. Kids can create their very own festive accessories along with a face painting station for the best masquerade masks this side of New Orleans.

Destin Commons is located on Legendary Drive, at the intersection of Hwy. 98 and Mid Bay Bridge Road. This amazing center offers something for everyone with so many stores and restaurants. See a full list of shops and restaurants, as well as the calendar of events at www.destincommons.com. Be sure to follow Destin Commons on Instagram to stay in the know.

Mardi Gras Harborwalk Village

The 12th Annual Mardi Gras Parade takes place at HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor on Saturday, February 22 starting at 2pm. With dazzling floats, colorful costumes, beads, street performers and live music this is the place to be for a good time. The parade starts at Destin Harbor Boardwalk at 4pm followed by the live music on the main stage.

Come out to HarborWalk Village along the Destin Harbor where restaurants, activities and entertainment live year round. With so many things to do on the harbor, you’ll find waterfront shopping, paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, world class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, concerts and live music, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants.

Panama City Beach

Mardi Gras and Music Festival 2020

Join all the fun of Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival on February 21-22, 2020. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival is always held the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family.

Festivities include live concerts, Fat Tuesday Street Fair, Kids Zone, float tours, costume contests, parades, a 5K run, and more. This free event is kid friendly and open to the public. Come out and enjoy the weekend with some New Orleans flair on the Emerald Coast.

Pier Park is Panama City Beach’s largest shopping destination with many retail and dining choices and lots of popular names. Shoppers enjoy numerous eateries and entertainment options including The Grand IMAX Theatre.

Pier Park is located at 600 Pier Park Drive in Panama City Beach. For more information please call (850) 236-9979 or visit on Instagram @PierPark. Learn more at Facebook.com/visitpanamacitybeach.

Full event schedule , visit http://bit.ly/MardiGrasPCB