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A Night at The Ballet

Written on Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Night at The Ballet


 Perdido offers more than just beach activities, especially in the fall!  As the  temperature starts to cool, there are plenty of activities to draw you indoors.This   past weekend I went to a showing of the ballet version of the Headless Horseman.  It was out in Pensacola at the Ballet Pensacola, located in Historic Downtown Seville Quarter. 

Leaving from the office here in Perdido Key, it is actually just a short 25 minute drive through the heart of Pensacola to get to Seville Quarter in Pensacola.  The area abuts the scenic route to Pensacola Beach and is easy to navigate with plenty of parking.   

Once seated, the director came out to explain how the first half there would be 3 different types of ballet danced, while the second would get spookier for Halloween and tell a version of the headless horseman.  It started out traditional, then became more contemporary, and ended with a large group number that seemed more futuristic but helped to blend well into the next half.    The dancing was very well coordinated and the props helped to add to the otherworldly theme.  There was a very large wooden horse that the horseman actually rides! 

While no beverages were allowed into the theatre, out in the lobby there was a bar and sitting area, and being in the center of Pensacola offered a variety of options for after the ballet.  We opted to go to one of Pensacola’s favorite landmarks, McGuire’s Irish Pub.  McGuire’s is always lively and full of live music with multiple rooms for parties of all sizes.   It is most well-known for all of the dollar bills covering every available wall surface, as well as $.18 bean soup, and the traditional kissing of the moose.  After a prime rib dinner, we walked along the water’s edge and enjoyed the view of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze at night. 

This night out was just one of the many hidden gems Perdido Key locals and visitors alike can enjoy.  Any number of restaurants and bars in the area offer live and local bands, as well as the freshest seafood and friendly faces.  When the weather cools we might leave our beaches, but only for the warmth of the locals inside our favorite haunts in Pensacola.  So next time you come down to see us, ask what our plans are-we are always happy to let you in on our fun!


                                                 Nicole Trautmann

                                              PKRM Reservationist

Top Reasons Why Perdido is Perfect for your family vacation!

Written on Tuesday, October 14, 2014



Just a few reasons why Perdido is perfect for your family vacation!

Here’s our top reasons why Perdido Key is the #1 choice for family vacations!


  1. Family-Friendly Attractions– In a day and age where everyone is plugged into their electronic devices 24/7, Perdido Key attractions help families spend quality time together. Families will have to put the electronics away  to spend a day of family fun at Adventures Island, families are too busy racing Go Karts, and playing mini-golf to use their phone. Blue Dolphin Cruises launches near Perdido Key and offers an awesome dolphin sightseeing tour on a 51 ft, sea worthy, heated/air-conditioned bi-hull boat with inside and outside seating. Take a walk through history, and fly high with an adventure at the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the world’s largest aviation museums.


  2. Nature–Kids love to see nature in action and Perdido Key is a great place to see it. Whether its dolphins swimming off shore (head out on a dolphin cruise for a close up view) or crabs scurrying along the shore, there is always a fun animal sighting nearby. Dig in the sand to find various shells, starfish, and sand dollars. Seagulls are curiously flying overhead and the sand piper birds are busily looking for food along the shore. There are also two state parks in Perdido offering additional opportunities to connect with nature.


  3. Family-Friendly Restaurants– Perdido Key was founded on families enjoying meals together so it’s only fitting that its restaurants are super kid friendly. The Crab Trap & Sunset Grille caters to kids with awesome on-site playgrounds for the little ones and an amazing atmosphere for you! Or if you prefer to keep it simple Big Lagoon State Park has an amazing spot for the perfect family picnic.


  4. Pristine Beaches– Sure there are many choices for a beach vacation, but our sugar white sand is one of the best kept secrets along the Gulf Coast. s soft and gentle on kids’ feet, perfect for wiggling your toes,and great for sandcastle building and playing games of all kinds.


  5. Perdido Key Vacation Rentals - Vacation rentals offer a home away from home. Whether families come with babies and toddlers or tweens and teens, the whole family loves having the comforts of home, including extra space, full kitchen, washer/dryer and multiple bathrooms.

Amber Verble

PKRM Staff 


Our Top Reasons Why you should rent a vacation home for your Thanksgiving trip.

Written on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top reasons to Rent a Vacation Home for Your Thanksgiving Vacation

  1. Plenty of Space – Vacations home come in many shapes and sizes. You don’t have to worry about everyone cramming on the couch or even snagging a spot on the air mattress! With a vacation home, you would have plenty of room to comfortably sleep your family of 4, 6, or even 8. Most thanksgiving vacations end up with everyone sleeping in a hotel bed in the same room with other family members. It’s a great way to bring everyone together in one place, but still give everyone their own space.

  2. No Cleaning House for Guests- A lot of the time, the nervous scramble begins when mom is running around the house throwing shoes and jackets into the hall closet, making sure that no one left dirty clothes on the bathroom floor,  and trying to give the impression that no one lives there. Well with a vacation home, you can make sure that your thanksgiving spot is guest ready. Whether you all stay in the same condo, or you rent multiple condos right next door to each other, the condos are always kept neat and tidy so there’s no worry about worrying at the last minute about presentation.

  3. Full kitchen and dining area- All vacation homes have full equipped kitchen with dish washers, ovens, and microwaves. A Thanksgiving feast is easy as pumpkin pie with all the cook wear and dinnerware ready to go!

  4. Multiple TVS- Most vacation homes have TVs all throughout the house. So whether dad and grandpa want to watch the football game or the little ones want to watch the thanksgiving parade, there’s always a spot for everyone.

  5. Maid service when you leave- One of the best reasons, if not the best reason, to rent a vacation home this Thanksgiving, is not having to clean up after! All that’s left to do is drive or fly home with memories of a special time with loved ones.

  6. Activities for everyone- When the cooks are in the kitchen or at the store the day before gathering all the ingredients needed for the feast, most of the time, the little ones are running in and out of the kitchen, with the front door slamming open and closed every 5 seconds. Well now everyone can keep occupied while the chefs are at work, or even when you just want a day to have some family fun activities. There’s a ton to do in Perdido Key, and even the nearby Orange Beach area. Check out our local info page for local attractions and activities.

  7. Low Season Rates- What better way to make your Thanksgiving trip even better, than getting is for an amazing deal!! With our rates at their lowest, you can make wonderful memories without breaking the bank.

  8. Home away from home – In our opinion the most important reason you should rent a vacation home, is that we know that staying in hotel doesn’t exactly make the most comfortable memories. We know that you will feel at home, just as you would in your own home. Our vacation homes are all individually owned by wonderful people who take great pride and care into making their vacation homes your home away from home.




Bike Riding in Perdido

Written on Monday, October 6, 2014

Perdido Key is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, but besides the white sandy beaches Perdido Key is known for, there is more fun to offer from the area.  Like me you may not realize Perdido Key has a park that you can bike through.  I know right, it is so beautiful and a lot of fun for just you or the entire family.  Visitors can take a bike ride through the beautiful Gulf State Park, who knew?  If you did not or cannot travel with a bike like me, no worries there are a few local bike rental places available. Beach Bike Rentals is open 7 days a week, and 12 months a year, so no matter when you visit, you can rent a bike, pretty cool right.  I decided to take my bike trip in October and the warm, not too hot weather during this time of the year was a wonderful idea.  The breeze when riding and the view were very relaxing, and not to mention I got in a workout, what better way to end the summer?  



Road Trip Playlist

Written on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our Favorite Songs for a Road Trip Playlist 

Staff picks for the ultimate road trip playlist.... 



-“Better Together” – Jack Johnson

-“Banana Pancakes” – Jack Johnson

-“Stay with Me” – Sam Smith

-“Burning it Down” – Jason Aldean

-“Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol

-“Pain Killer” – Three Days Grace


-“Hotel California” – The Eagles

-“Tequila” – The Champs

-“Back in Black” – ACDC

- “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

- “Revolution” – The Beatles

- “Pretty Young Thing” – Michael Jackson


-“Escape; The Pina Colada Song “ – The Champs

-“Sail” – Awolnation

-“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

-“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry

-“Slow it Down” – The Lumineers

-“Crystallize” – Lindsey Sterling


-“Come on Feel the Noise” – Quiet Riot

-“One Love” – Bob Marley

-“Red Red Wine” – UB40

-“Come Fly with Me” – Frank Sinatra

-“Vacation” – The GoGos

-“You Make Dreams come True” – Hall and Oats


Ultimate Beach Survival Guide

Written on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ultimate Beach Survival Guide

Everything you need to know to make your beach day PERFECT

-Bring plenty of SUNBLOCK

-Check the weather before you head out

-Bring enough beach towels for everyone

-If you can, bring an ice chest with water and your favorite drinks & snacks

-If you’re feeling shady grab a beach umbrella and plant it right in the sand

-A beach chair is a great thing to have to keep the sand just on your feet ;)

If you have little beach goers:
-Brind plenty of sand toys

-Sun hats can help keep them cool and keep the sun out of their eyes

-Lots of water to drink when the sun is beaming

-Take frequent dips in the water to wash off sand and cool off

-Watch for washed up Jellies and big shells

-A camera is awesome for when the kids bury dad in the sandJ

-Capture sand crabs and small fish with a toy net and a big pail

-Hit up the local Dollar General before your beach day to get all your supplies for a great price

- Most of all HAVE FUN. The beach is a place for you to get away and enjoy the simple joys in life. So sit back relax and enjoy!

Katie - PKRM