You Could Win a 4-Night Stay in a Beach Condo Designed by Coastal Living!

February 10, 2017 | By | Comments (1,297)

UPDATE: Thank you to all who entered our beach condo vacation contest! We loved reading your entries and so appreciate your time. We are pleased to announce that we’ve named Crystie Ewing as our winner. Congratulations, Crystie! Thank you all again, and please stay tuned for more fun contests from Coastal Living!

We started with a bare-bones beach condo on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast and gave it a magazine-worthy makeover. (See all of the before-and-afters here.) See below for your chance to win a vacation here!

Breakfast nook

Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Design: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Our talented style team gave this two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Rosemary Beach® community in Inlet Beach, Florida, an incredible update, with beautiful furnishings and accents in every room. It’s now available for rent, but even better than that? You could win a four-night stay!

Here’s How to Enter to Win:

  1. Read the full rules here.
  2. Take a quick photo tour of the beautiful new condo here, and then …
  3. Tell us (in the comments field below) in 50 words or less: Which room in the condo would you be most likely to plop down in with a drink and a good book, and why?

The deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 pm EST on 3/31/17.

ROSEMARY BEACH® is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.


  1. Eileen Rigby

    Would love to be relaxing in the light filled living room on the comfy couch and of course a yummy drink in my hand. I could then check out the balcony area which looked very inviting. …. thinking about the sea breeze…..ahhh Beautiful condo, would love to spend some time at this gem.

    March 30, 2017 at 6:14 pm
  2. Jessica Trombley

    The balcony by far looks like the best place in the house to relax and have a drink.

    March 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm
  3. Stefanie DelGiudice

    The balcony would be my choice to relax with a good book and soothing drink. There is nothing like the fresh, ocean breeze to get you into the mood to read! I could also rest easy knowing that my kids will be in the teal bunk room slumbering away.

    March 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm
  4. Cindy

    Definitely the kitchen! The smart idea of lightning with painted cabinets and white countertops says beach to me. Cooking at the beach is fun and relaxing to me, as much as reading a book, because it’s the only time I get to really enjoy the fresh seafood!

    March 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  5. Krista Smith

    In the living room – it looks comfy and inviting and that’s where I like to lounge in my home!

    March 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  6. Susan Graham

    On the balcony, n my comfy Jammie’s, any time of the night or day.. Sea breeze in my face and the sound of waves breaking on the shore, I am in Heaven!!!

    March 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  7. Kathy Willis

    With “Hidden Figures” in one hand and a frozen strawberry lemonade in the other I would relax in one of the comfy wicker seats on the balcony. This condo has been transformed into the perfect gulf oasis. Hurry up summer!

    March 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  8. Linda Mae Fontes

    A cool breeze, just enough to rustle the hairs on my arm. I put down my Ashley Hay novel, and turn to catch the full effect on my face.
    Settling back in the wicker chair, I pick up my sparkling Vinho Verde and drink in the view from my balcony.

    March 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  9. Leslie Dwyer

    This Kitchen is the Heart of the Home and the Place to Gather at any Party. It is a time to share Stories, to share LIFE while eating a Meal. I also find Photo #7 inviting, especially due to that crisp, luxurious Bed. Both are a relating Haven!

    March 30, 2017 at 10:19 pm
  10. Lisa

    Definitely the balcony! It is such a gorgeous, relaxing area and there is nothing better than being outside in a beautiful, relaxing area with a good book to read!!

    March 30, 2017 at 10:49 pm
  11. Rebekah

    Not exactly a room, but featured nonetheless, the balcony is my choice! I live for the sound of waves crashing (I can’t even fall asleep without a wave noise app!), so sitting outside on my favorite stretch of state highway anywhere with Present Not Perfect (next up on my book list) and an iced coffee sounds like a little slice of heaven. Pure perfection on 30A!

    March 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm
    • Rebekah

      **Note: The page posted before I could edit my reply to be only 50 words!!** Not exactly a room, but featured nonetheless, the balcony is my choice! I live for the sound of waves crashing, so sitting outside on my favorite stretch of state highway with Present Not Perfect and an iced coffee sounds like a slice of heaven. Pure perfection on 30A!

      March 30, 2017 at 11:10 pm
  12. Sheila Branyon

    I would plop down on the balcony with my kindle, a frosty glass of iced tea and kick off my shoes and chill. For hours!

    March 31, 2017 at 12:49 am
  13. wendy

    After tucking the little ones away for sweet dreams in the bunk room, meeting my husband on the balcony with a drink and book is the perfect end to a warm, salty day…watching the light change from sunset to twilight to moonlight, anticipating another fabulous day at Rosemary Beach!

    March 31, 2017 at 7:07 am
  14. mintascreations

    Definitely the balcony! the warm sunshine and it’s just the right place to have some cozy me time while the kids are plugged in with their electronics on the couch!

    March 31, 2017 at 7:20 am
  15. Jan S

    The balcony beckons. I grab a trendy paperback, kick off my flip flops and settle into a cozy chair. Warmed by the sun, lulled by the surf – and a few sips of my signature blue cocktail – it is paradise found.

    March 31, 2017 at 9:13 am
  16. Ariana Cukier

    I would love to relax and read on the balcony. The warm weather and cool breeze would be the perfect conditions to relax and recharge.

    March 31, 2017 at 9:39 am
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    March 31, 2017 at 12:03 pm
  18. Doug Wilson

    I would be honored and grateful to have the opportunity to stay/vacation at the condo with my bride of almost 30 years. Every room is beautiful, and I would love to plop down with a drink and read my Coastal Living magazine on the balcony.

    March 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm
  19. Heather Driscoll (@HeatherRDMBA)

    The balcony has the views, seating and dining ambience, and cool, relaxing elements to make a Tito’s and tonic and book sound perfect!

    March 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  20. Caitlyn Bunch

    I would sit on the balcony to enjoy to enjoy a ocean breeze and beautiful skies while I get carried away reading my stories.

    March 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm
  21. Kay

    The balcony! Nothing like being outside but sheltered and close to anything you need inside!

    March 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  22. kim

    Forget reading, sip a drink on the balcony and write your own book instead!

    March 31, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  23. kim

    Forget reading! Sip a drink on the balcony and write your own book instead!

    March 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  24. Heather Capriola

    I would plop down on the cute balcony and curl up with a book 📚 a coffee ☕️ so I could enjoy the sunrise 🌞 and listen to the chirping birds 🐦 and the rolling waves 🌅nearby.

    March 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm
  25. Sarah Kittredge

    I would love the balcony the best. It just seems so peaceful and relaxing!!

    March 31, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  26. Khan

    Definitely the balcony. It is so beautiful and relaxing.

    March 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm
  27. Cari

    I would start in the morning on the patio – a cup of tea and definitely; a book, or just taking in the view and the fresh air to the sound of the waves and the sunrise; I would go back for the sunset with a glass of wine, some great apps, some music, and the view; after sunset I’d move into the living room with either music, a good book, or my latest issue of Coastal Living; then I’d finish with a cup of tea in the master bedroom, windows open, reading a good book….hard to pick one spot, so why not enjoy them all?!

    March 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm
  28. Tammy Ingram

    I would pick the balcony because while reading my book I could enjoy the sun and sounds of the ocean.

    March 31, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  29. jessica h

    Living room it looks so airy and bright and relaxing.

    March 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  30. Danielle Magee

    I would park myself in the kitchen with family because we love to gather there and eat and drink together.

    March 31, 2017 at 8:05 pm
  31. Cheryll Shubert

    I would love to curl up on that comfy bed with a new best seller novel and a glass of pinot. It’s well-lit and the colors are stunning and soothing! It’s a perfect place to relax!! Gorgeous room!!

    March 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm
  32. floridagld

    I don’t think my comment went through?

    March 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm
  33. floridagld

    Marvelous. 2017 will be a great year for us with a milestone birthday for me and an anniversary. We would love to win, honored to celebrate at this exquisite appointed condo in beauty Rosemary Beach. The last time we were in the area was about 23 years ago in a pop up camper. We love the Florida panhandle, and Florida period coming from South Coastal Florida.

    Our perfect day will start with coffee an a beach stroll followed by a bike ride into town to seek out boutiques and shops, grabbing a deli lunch, finding a green market shop local artisan goodies and treats.

    Later we will take a ride along the coast.. sight see and to see the changes that have occurred before heading back to find a respected A1A noted restaurant to have local fresh seafood. Hopefully local caught black gulf grouper. Then we will be off to watch the required sunset, take a swim in the warm, crystal clear waters and hope to see the magical yet elusive green flash.

    Awe, it is time to head back to the condo and my favorite room, the outdoor screen in porch. With our books in hand a cold beer or red wine its time to relax in Lloyd Sanders cozy deep chairs. We will reminisce, have soft conversation, laugh, and plan our future, what’s next.
    All while in the background the sound of lapping of gentle waves roll in and the warm sweet breeze from the gulf of Mexico lull us into silence. Preparing us for the most restful sleep.


    Thank you for your time and considering our post.


    March 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm
  34. rhonda fuller

    I really loved the makeover in all rooms from modern contemporary to bright and beachy! I could see myself sitting in the new updated and redesigned living room, looking out the sliding glass doors. Of course i would be drinking a sweet, fruity mai tai, looking in amazement at the beauty of the condo and contemplating making over my own home just like this one 🙂

    April 4, 2017 at 6:37 am
  35. Alys Thompson

    The balcony would be our favorite place to unwind with a great bottle of wine while watching the rest of the world go by. We are outdoors people and as soon as weather permits in Northern Mich. we head to our deck. So same would be for us in any condo we go to on vacation.

    April 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  36. Jo Cohen

    The balcony…If you are in a warm climate you need to be out doors! Living in New York the warm weather is just too short. Give me a hot coffee and a cozy sweatshirt in the morning, an icy cocktail mid afternoon and then an herbal tea and a good book under a throw blanket to wind down the day. Now that is living!

    April 12, 2017 at 10:47 am
  37. Cathy Douglass
    April 20, 2017 at 7:21 am
  38. Cathy Douglass

    I wish I could plop down in that blue couch with a wonderful romance novel, a glass of reisling and totally waste the day smothered in relaxation and pure laziness! #dteamvacay

    April 20, 2017 at 7:27 am
  39. Angie Roberts

    The kitchen is the heart of the home. In this condo, the kitchen is light and airy and is central to all of the activity inside. It is the perfect place to spread out with a good book or magazine….coastal living of course! The open feeling of this room lends itself to comfort and clears the head of any distractions, thus appealing to the imagination while reading. Food, snacks, and drinks are nearby to nourish the body and soul, giving the kitchen an appeal for relaxation and the lack of structure. The sense of taste seems to be more acute when on vacation and being in the kitchen to relax and nibble embellishes the feeling of getting away from the structure of everyday life.

    April 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  40. moreatforty speechteach

    The balcony for sure. I can almost smell and feel the sea breeze!

    April 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  41. Tracy Viola

    The balcony.
    I don’t live near the beach.
    It is pretty, has a great view, fresh air, the ocean sounds, plants, trees, and brings me back to nature.
    It would relax me so much.

    May 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm
  42. Susan Illis

    I would sit on the balcony and enjoy the fresh air while I read and have my adult beverage.

    May 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  43. Anna M.

    Who won? The link to the winner’s name is not working!!!!

    May 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  44. Cynthia Harris

    The winner’s name has not been posted according to the rules listed in the contest information. Please post the winner, Coastal Living.

    May 17, 2017 at 11:05 am
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