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. Amy Brown

    A terrace breeze,
    My mind at ease,
    Gets me back to the center

    Cold drink in hand,
    Some tunes from a band,
    Aroma of a fine seasoned dinner

    A prescribed good book,
    Flirty soulmate looks
    Inspiring Coastal designed winner

    Banter between kids,
    Laughter among friends,
    Vacation is the best mentor

    March 23, 2017 at 9:16 am
  2. Joan Howe

    The dreamy guest bedroom is my choice to while away a beach afternoon surrounded by that “minty” color. The only thing it needs is me tucked among those gorgeous, inviting pillows, enveloped by the cozy winged headboard, reading, and probably snoozing. It’s charming, welcoming and perfect.

    March 23, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  3. Sandra

    Love me some Rosemary Beach and love this condo! The pops of color and modern updates bring a new freshness to this coastal retreat. Where to unwind? As much as the inside rooms look like the ultimate in tranquility, the balcony beckons me to come outside…to eat, read, sip something cold, and listen to the surf in the distance. Thank you for making this area as inviting as each of the inside rooms!

    March 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  4. Jackie Bingham

    I would cuddle up in the living room. I love to look out windows. I grew up in a small town in Utah on a dairy, we didn’t get many vacations. I love going to the beach when I get the chance. It’ clears my head and warms my heart to see such power yet tranquility.

    March 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm
  5. Jamie Charlow

    The Florida sun retreats,
    casting the white marble an ethereal glow,

    My tanned arm reaches across the quartz, the margarita goes down slow

    The distant songs of the sparrows whilst exploring the lush tropical grounds,

    A romance novel beneath the pendants as supper awaits,

    Paradise and serenity have been found.

    March 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  6. J Crystal Profit

    I love the “Minty Fresh” guest bedroom, that’s what I named it. Seeing the photograph makes my heart melt and feel at ease. I would chill out in this room, read my healing books, sip my favorite herbal tea of lemon/ginger/rosemary, and breathe into my own world.

    March 24, 2017 at 11:06 am
  7. Ellen Rufo

    I love the overall beachy vibe of this condo and after looking at the pictures the living room is my most favorite. The white cabana like curtains and the bright and colorful pillows would make me feel relaxed and at peace. I couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy a drink and a good book, surrounded by beautiful heart warming designs!

    March 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm
  8. Stephanie Sanda

    What wonderful spaces you created to live in and enjoy life! I think I would choose the kitchen most to enjoy a cocktail and a good read. Although the kitchen tends to be the hub of most homes, during the daylight hours, it can be calming and inviting. I love to relax over a drink and catch up on reading of any kind; emails, texts, social media, magazines or novels. None are very far from my reach!

    March 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm
  9. Mary Novack

    Who can resist the beautiful outdoors in Florida? I can just feel myself sitting on that charming porch, feeling the light breeze and hearing the ocean songs. Adore the turquoise deap-seated chairs. It’s my new favorite color! Love the matching tumblers too. The perfect atmosphere, the perfection location!

    March 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm
  10. Whitney Eijkelboom

    Personally, I could totally see myself enjoying brunch { in bed } and a mimosa { in hand } while relaxing in the Master Bedroom. Adore the white base, pop of color, & natural sunlight. Nothing says vaca and R&R like this space. LOVE!

    March 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  11. Angela

    The living room because it is so bright and airy with an awesome view! Feels like you are on a carribean island !

    March 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  12. Adrianna Mihalek

    ‪Sunshine, warm sea breezes and the turquoise colors from the balcony make it an oasis for me to relax and read, with my glass of wine of course! I can vividly picture myself at night becoming one with waves, while curled up in a deep-seated chair by candle light. ‬

    March 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  13. Alison

    I love the dining room! It looks like the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine after a day at the beach.

    March 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm
  14. Carey Lugbill

    Your lovely screened-in-porch is simply fabulous!! I can only imagine lounging on a chair on that porch sipping
    an iced tea. We would spend our vacation on this
    porch playing cards, eating dinner, and breathing in the salty air. This porch is the perfect spot to unplug.

    March 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm
  15. Petina Crews

    It looks devine. I would rather chill in the living area or outdoors enjoying nice breeze & the sound of the waves.

    March 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  16. Summer Rathmann

    I could plop down anywhere in Rosemary Beach and be at home but the gorgeous bunk room looks nice and cozy!

    March 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm
  17. Crystie

    I would hide out in the bunk room – the last place my family would look for the momma! 😬
    Seriously love the walls, gold accents and turquoise blues. Who says bunk rooms are just for kids?

    March 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm
  18. Patrice Walters

    There’s not a room in the condo that isn’t inviting and beautiful but definitely the balcony….that way I’d be multi-tasking: getting fresh air, vitamin D, relaxing with a superb wine, and adventuring inside a good book! Just sayin’.

    March 24, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  19. Abby

    I would definitely be having a drink and relaxing on that amazing porch! One of the best parts of vacation is having a drink and reading a good book and that porch is the perfect place !

    March 25, 2017 at 7:00 am
  20. Beverly Payton

    I would be sitting and relaxing in the awesome living room marveling at my good fortune and smiling endlessy…life would be good!

    March 25, 2017 at 9:11 am
  21. Courtney Barrett

    I would most definitely have a cocktail on the patio taking in the gulf coast breeze and fresh air. Relaxing appreciating all of the 30A beauty!

    March 25, 2017 at 9:51 am
  22. Regina Marek

    The balcony for sure as I just broke both feet and need the vitamin D, relaxation, and salt breezes! Of coarse a cocktail and my best friend with me would make this complete!(:

    March 25, 2017 at 9:56 am
  23. Ashton bayne

    I’m loving every little space of this condo, it’s so fresh & breezy! And I would totally see myself on that balcony reading to the sound of the waves.

    March 25, 2017 at 9:57 am
  24. Melanie

    Hmmm, difficult decision as the whole space speaks peace, rest and relaxation! I love the coastal cool vibe of the white slip covers and the pastel pops of color in the living area. But oh that turquoise on the patio! Loving the outdoors and the beach as much as I do, that would be the place for that good book you mentioned Along with a cup of my favorite brew and a well deserved nap.

    March 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm
  25. Kathryn (Kelly) Sheehan

    Working at a boarding school, we welcome my husband’s home-cooked meals he creates on holidays. Our family sits in the kitchen talking or playing games as he cooks. Knowing there is that cozy and breath taking balcony to continue after dinner, has me torn which room I would choose.

    March 26, 2017 at 7:15 am
  26. Candy Kennedy Swift

    What a great renovation
    For rest and relaxation.
    Which room would I plop?
    All of them…I think not…
    The balcony with its breezes is the one for me.
    Enjoying the view, the smells and a cocktail or two
    Would be truly a dream come true!
    Coastal Living condo
    Is the place I want to go!

    March 26, 2017 at 8:46 am
  27. Regina Dunaway

    This condo looks absolutely amazing!! I can just imagine being out on the beautiful porch, listening to and enjoying all of nature, while relaxing with a nice drink and a good book.

    March 26, 2017 at 10:27 am
  28. Emily Roesly

    I would definitely get comfortable in the bright, light and airy living room. Plenty of light to ready by and a nice, soft breeze to caress my skin as I sip my drink. Paradise!

    March 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  29. Debra Whitesel

    I would relax with a book on the deck. There is nothing like hearing and seeing the sounds of nature while you lounge with a great read, blanket, and a good drink.

    March 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I would head to the beautiful outdoor balcony with a good book and a refreshing drink of my favorite raspberry lemonade for my lazy afternoon at this beautiful beach home. I love being outdoors with nature, and the lovely touches of turquoise would be sure to sooth me.

    March 26, 2017 at 11:14 pm
  31. larzelier

    I would like to spend my time on the balcony. seems like the perfect setting to sit with my husband and a glass of wine, reflecting and daydreaming of the future.

    March 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  32. Elizabeth Pitman

    The balcony is my favorite spot, it is so inviting with the beautiful wicker furniture and the colors of the beach just calling me to come sit and to stay for a while listening to the ocean which always brings such peace and calm.

    March 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  33. Donalda Barnes

    The Master bedroom is where I would first relax to unwound from the day. This soft room cozies the spirit in soft blues to drain away the busyness of life. I love the tranquil palate of tones to soothe myself. I would read my book here, feeling rested and calm afterwards.

    March 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  34. Debra Margraves

    My choice would be the beautiful balcony although it might be difficult to concentrate on a book with the lulling sound of the surf in the background. The relaxation this spot offers would encourage daydreams, and while viewing the beautiful surroundings and listening to the laughter of my grandkids, I can think of no better way to enjoy an afternoon with a nice tall glass of iced tea!

    March 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  35. Serena Parson

    A beautiful condo renovation and one room to choose! A ‘Captain and diet’ to drink, a beach-themed romance novel in hand, a comfy chair and breathing beach air. My perfect spot to gently plop is the balcony…so that all my senses are awakened, taking in relaxing beauty…..ahhhhhh!!!

    March 28, 2017 at 7:38 am
  36. alice napier

    I love the fresh, white, roomy feel the decor offers in this beautiful condo, It looks like such a relaxing get-away. I’d be on the balcony surrounded by the views of the ocean.

    March 28, 2017 at 10:15 am
  37. Cynthia Harris

    Fantastic art against soft, minty walls
    A plush headboard with watercolored pillows
    Beach breezes forming sheer curtain billows
    To guests and to me, my favored bedroom calls
    Gather that book and the drink of your choice
    Retreat where perfect calm has found its lovely, quiet voice

    March 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm
  38. George M

    Sitting on the balcony, sipping a beverage, looking at words while my mind wanders to the view of the Florida scenery

    March 29, 2017 at 12:03 am
  39. Shirley Wolfram

    A gentle gulf breeze and warm sunshine is a perfect combination for daydreaming on the balcony. Therefore, I would enjoy reading Robert Whitlow’s The Living Room while ensconced on the comfy sofa in the colorful and sunny living room. My coconut soda can sit beside me on the side table.

    March 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm
  40. Kathy Rathmann

    It would totally depend on the time of day I would shift from room to room in the morning starting with coffee then end up in the late afternoon in the living room curled up with A throw and glass of wine and enjoy the awesomeness of the view and know that soon my toes will be in that sand .

    March 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  41. Nancy Harris

    No doubt about it
    this Rosemary Beach condo has really got it!!

    The balcony is calling…
    as I’m falling
    into a sumptuous chairs
    enveloping the view and ocean air
    all while sipping fine wine
    and enjoying a favorite book line after line…

    Coastal Living has me
    smiling and smiling

    March 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  42. Frances

    I would plop myself on the balcony

    March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm
  43. Frances

    Oops I would plop myself on the balcony. I would like to feel the balmy breeze

    March 29, 2017 at 11:11 pm
  44. Debbie (@debbiej1102)

    I would plop myself on that balcony with a book and a cocktail and enjoy the breeze and the awesome views!

    March 30, 2017 at 1:59 am
  45. Lauren

    The balcony would be my choice. It looks relaxing and peaceful.

    March 30, 2017 at 8:22 am
  46. Dawn McDermott Tallahassee fl

    Onto the swivel club chair I would alight smiling with a good book,
    after White sand, transparent aqua had me for 3 hours,
    refreshed, rejuvenated,& restored to a coastal frame of mind .

    The sea glass aqua bedroom , where later I stretched across the bed
    enveloped in beauty gentle breezes & sea sounds I sleep, knowing
    3 more days of bliss, sharing my blessings with octogenarian mom
    who grew at ocean…

    March 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  47. Debbie Hardee

    My first and last stop would be the terrace…i may even sleep there. I can feel the ocean breezes, taste my glass of pinot grigio, hear the seagulls and children playing, smell the salt air, and speak no evil as I open up my latest Dorothea Benton Frank summer read novel.

    March 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  48. Megan Swearingen

    I would love to relax in the living room because it looks very spacious, and the couch looks very comfortable. I would love to put my legs up on a pillow and read a nice book, with the sounds of the beach echoing through the house.

    March 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  49. Laura A

    The balcony without question. The whole place is beautiful, but if you’re on 30A, nothing beats the sound and smell of the Gulf!

    March 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm
  50. Diane A

    Gulf air breezing in from the balcony’s open doors.. a new day of sunshine, my own sanctuary of solitude – wrapped in light and beauty inside and out…the aroma of a hot cup of coffee, snuggled into the living room sofa with that book I’ve been longing to read…Heaven!

    March 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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