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. Denis Harrington

    I would enjoy the salt air breeze and view from the patio/balcony for my beverage of choice.

    March 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  2. Jacqueline Rears

    I can’t think of a more relaxing place than the beautiful terrace to unwind and get lost in the tranquility of the scent of salt air and the sounds of waves crashing gently on soft, warm sand while sipping a refreshing cocktail. The perfect start of a perfect vacation.

    March 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  3. Lynda McInerney

    The terrace calls out to you to relax and unwind with a good book, a tropical cocktail and the ones you love nearby. The sound of the waves in the gulf is the perfect background noise.

    March 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  4. Linnea Gordon

    I enjoyed reading the article and woulf love to visit the gulfcoast and this charming condo. I love the fresh air so my choice is the balcony with the gorgeous views. I t would be so easy to get lost in a book about Rosemary Beach and plan my stay with a rasberry cosmo. Northern winters can be difficult

    March 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  5. Denise Moonschein (@demoon88)

    I’d love to plop down in a comfy chair on the balcony with a tall drink and a thick book, with the sound of the sea surrounding me…

    March 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  6. Shirley Klass

    My favorite is the bunk room. I’d like to sneak in there for some solitude to read, nap and recharge before heading out for a night with friends.

    March 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm
  7. Helaina

    The balcony looks like the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine with that special someone, a spot to savor lunch and breath in the fresh air or just a lovely place to read a book and relax.

    March 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  8. Michael

    The balcony would be best, how can you go wrong with sea fresh air

    March 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  9. liz

    Definitely the terrace. Living in Michigan we don’t get to enjoy that kind of view year-round. Plenty of comfortable seating for reading or sharing cocktails with a few friends.Beautiful colors remind me of the ocean. I could look at that view all day and if it gets chilly add a decorative throw.

    March 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  10. Amy Zimmerle

    I step outside on to the beautiful balcony, my first breath of fresh air as I look out beyond the beauty of nature, I close my eyes and feel the warm breeze.
    That’s my place to sit and read a great book and sip on my favorite drink.

    March 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  11. Fran Gaberino

    Love the terrace. I am a confirmed Florida girl and it is ALL about the outdoors!

    March 9, 2017 at 7:58 am
  12. Andrea Maika Phaup

    I’m going to hunker down with a good book and a tall cold drink in the guest room. I love, Love, LOVE, the soothing aqua walls and crisp white everywhere else. So serene, I may have a nap there too.

    March 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  13. Donna

    As much as I love the interior, most of our time is spent outdoors when vacationing at the beach. If not on the beach, we’d probably enjoy the balcony for the view, breeze, and relaxing atmosphere. Plus, I’m in love with those round wicker tables.

    March 10, 2017 at 9:23 am
  14. Karen LeRoy

    Light, airy, relaxing, sublime, breezes, tranquil—the perfect environment for a day reading a good book. #8

    March 10, 2017 at 11:16 am
  15. RACHEL

    I would love to sit on the balcony with my paperback book and iced tea because I love the outdoors and the view looks fabulous! It so relaxing to sit outside in nature.

    March 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Definitely the balcony. Warm ocean breezes and a cold cocktail are a perfect combinatio!

    March 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  17. Donna W.

    The Rosemary Beach condo so beautifully done,
    Sitting on the BALCONY with the warmth of the sun,
    Relaxing, drinking iced tea, reading a book,
    Going out to dinner, not having to cook.
    In my dreams this is where I want to be,
    Waiting to hear that you have chosen me!

    March 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm
  18. Giant Sis (@Giantsis)

    After a busy day going to and fro,
    I’d plop down to relax on the patio.
    A book, a drink, and the breeze in my hair
    I’d be transported without a care!
    Enveloped in the turquoise and wicker
    Is a dream escape for this city-slicker!

    March 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  19. Jane E Pesznecker

    That beautiful, crisp white kitchen is where you would find me. I would make a big stack of pancakes and pig out with my husband sitting at the bar! Afterwards, I’ll get cozy on the bottom bunk and take a long nap.

    March 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  20. Mrs Susan Lavoe

    The balcony, is the only place to enjoy the tropical salt air breeze! Just to smell the salt air, & feel it caress your skin.., relaxes the senses…. Hopefully you can hear the surf….while enjoying a good book, on a tastefully decorated patio,

    Mar 10`2017 @ 8:56pm

    March 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm
  21. Julie Petrak

    The wrap-around balcony of course,
    That’s where I would sit,
    Cool drink and book in hand,
    To relax and escape for a bit.

    Watch activity on the square,
    Rosemary Beach in my view,
    Leave daily stresses behind,
    Some peace and quiet long overdue!

    March 11, 2017 at 8:53 am
  22. Robin

    I would take my book and a nice tall glass of ice tea onto the balcony, which appears very cozy and relaxing. I like the wicker furniture and I enjoy the beach colors in the condo.

    March 11, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  23. Susan Rainey

    I would love to take a good book and a glass of fresh lemonade out on the balcony and soak up the sun and the fresh air and just relax and enjoy the beauty around me.

    March 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  24. Shirley Townsend

    Definitely on the balcony listening to the sounds of the water

    March 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  25. Dorothy Marsh

    Dot Marsh
    I would pick the living room – so spacious and airy, with all the glass and views – so comfortable to read, have a drink or just laze! Wonderful, wonderful place.

    March 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    March 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm
  26. Karen Pistilli

    After 5 years of being indoors caring for my mother-in-law, I would surely be on that terrace taking in the sounds, the scents and the breeze in my hair. What a glorious 4 days that would be! A drink and a book in that setting is heaven on earth! Oh my

    March 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm
  27. Janet Crow

    I would plop down on the terrace with s drink and good book because it looks relaxing and feel the breeze on my face. This outdoor room looks so comfy!!

    March 12, 2017 at 9:04 am
  28. Barbara Curley

    My morning would start with a fresh glass of juice and the latest romance novel while sitting in the dining room. Throughout the day I would float between the balcony, living room and eventually plop down in the bedroom. These light, airy, coastal images inspire me for a vacation!

    March 12, 2017 at 11:36 am
  29. Alli

    I would love to relax with a mojito and Zadie Smith’s new novel in that sunny, tranquil living room. I love the decor, and the positive, calming vibes. It would wash away all of life’s stressors and worries. Balm for the soul.

    March 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm
  30. kelsey bloomquist

    Loved the master bedroom! Would have no problem enjoying a glass of wine and a good read on top of the lovely bed.

    March 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm
  31. Malva Crothers

    Feeling the light ocean breeze, ever so slightly, whisper against my face and neck inspires me to be curled -up beneath the coziest of blankets,. A chilled glass of white wine in one hand …a biography in the other.. certainly makes my heart sing… on the balcony with another.

    March 12, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  32. Rachel Pruitt

    Usually when you think of a bunk room, you think of children, but I would love to curl up in the bunk room. The wallpaper and bunks make it feel so cozy and private too. Perfect place for a good book!

    March 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  33. Lisa

    I would love to plop down on the balcony with a good book and drink. It is so inviting. The warm air, soft breeze, and sounds of the sea would be so relaxing and therapeutic. This looks like a wonderful spot to get away from it all!

    March 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  34. Sandra phillips

    The balcony with a good book or some friends and some wine😉

    March 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  35. Katie

    I would definitely sink into one of the chairs in the living room with the big windows and bright light with my book, my little 7lb doggie and a big glass of sparkling water!

    March 12, 2017 at 6:11 pm
  36. Kirsten Antony

    I’m a nature girl myself, so I’m going to say waking up to Florida sunshine, views of green tree tops and fresh ocean breezes would have me jumping out of bed and headed for the beautiful terrace with my cup of coffee and favorite book in hand.

    March 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  37. Mary Lou Bogema

    The entire condo is exceptional……but the room that is most inviting to me is the balcony/terrace. The views, the fresh Gulf air and the warm breezes are perfect to enjoy a cup of morning coffee and a good book.

    March 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  38. Tracy Westrom

    I’m an outdoor girl. Any great outdoor space is where you could find me! A drink, good book, and salty breeze would just add to the enjoyment. Take me to the balcony!

    March 12, 2017 at 10:31 pm
  39. JoAn Knudson

    The balcony, because there are “warm sea breezes and the rumble of the surf.” I would put my iced tea near one of the deep-seating chairs for reading, visiting, and enjoying the beautiful view. I can feel and see it happening now. So relaxing. So lovely. So want to be there.

    March 13, 2017 at 3:18 am
  40. Sharon Hose

    I would grab a good book and a great glass of wine and sit on the beautiful balcony to enjoy the ocean breezes.

    March 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  41. Ken Maubach

    The balcony is truly the ideal reading oasis.  It easily stimulates all the senses:
    The beautiful surroundings and views for sight;
    Listening to gulls and terns for sound;
    Warm breezes and cozy seating for touch;
    A refreshing beverage for taste;
    Salt air mixed with tropical flora for smell.
    Pure bliss!

    March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  42. jennifer gibson

    Definitely the balcony! I would curl up on the lounge with a cool glass of wine, a plate of cheese and crackers, and a thick book to read. If the mood strikes me, I would grab my my camera and take photos of the seascape and beach.

    March 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm
  43. Raquel P

    I’d have to say the dinning room. It’s bright & relaxing

    March 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  44. naomie

    It’s a tough one between the living room and balcony, but I think ultimately I would love to relax with a good book on the balcony. It looks so peaceful and comfortable.

    March 14, 2017 at 12:28 am
  45. Sally Maubach

    Ah, yes, the inviting living room with fresh breezes coming in through the French doors–what a glorious place to read “A Land Remembered,” filling my mind with wonderful images of old Florida while surrounded by lovely new furnishings. Icy cold sweet tea would complete the experience of it all!

    March 14, 2017 at 7:22 am
  46. Jennifer Seiter

    Love the porch

    March 14, 2017 at 9:00 am
  47. Debbie

    No place better to enjoy a good read than stretched out in the living room with the French doors open, cool breeze wafting in, cool glass of wine handy (maybe a Lilah Payne mystery, set in Charleston and the low lands close by).

    March 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  48. Heather

    I would be perched on one of the stylish chairs at the kitchen island, sipping a cocktail and reading recipes while my husband whips up something amazing to eat in the sunny, light-filled kitchen.

    March 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  49. Teresa C

    Would love to have a drink on the balcony and the master bedroom !!

    March 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  50. Pamela Chambers

    I love the bedroom, looks so inviting and happy! I also, really love the patio! I love the outdoors, but like it protected, so the colors, the wicker & the teak, make it sooo inviting, unless I was tired, I’d probably head there first! And especially love that it’s close to the beach, my favorite place on Earth!

    March 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

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