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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

July 07, 2011 09:09 ET

ResortQuest Announces Participation as the Official Accommodations Sponsor for the 33rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival

Vacation Rentals Company Offers Gulf-Front Condos Starting at $99 per Night for Festival Participants

DESTIN, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals will welcome the 33rd Annual Destin Seafood Festival, from September 30 to October 2, 2011, in Destin, Fla. among the scenic fishing docks and fishing fleet marina of the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village."

The Destin Seafood Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities and, of course, delicious local seafood. The festival also marks the beginning of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which runs October 1-31. The festival will kick off on Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 at the Destin Harbor waterfront, stretching along four blocks from HarborWalk Village at 66-B Harbor Blvd. to the Boathouse Oyster Bar at 288-B Harbor Blvd. East.

As the Official Accommodations Sponsor of the Destin Seafood Festival, ResortQuest is offering rates as low as $99 per night for a single-bedroom condo at SunDestin Beach Resort with a two-night stay. Festivalgoers also can save up to 25 percent off a stay of two nights or more at eligible condos at Pelican Beach Resort and up to 15 percent off at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa. These special rates are available for stays between September 29 and October 3.

"The Destin Seafood Festival is a wonderful way to celebrate our community's fishing heritage and to savor the fruits of that lucrative industry," said Ron Whitfield, senior operations manager, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. "Visitors can soak in the marina atmosphere of Destin Harbor at the festival, and then retire to the spacious comfort of their ResortQuest vacation rental, with the world-famous sugar-white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico nearby."

Guests at SunDestin Beach Resort enjoy one of the largest private beaches in Destin. The resort also offers a Gulf-front pool with spacious pool deck, an indoor heated pool, hot tub, on-site bar & grill, on-site convenience store and onsite watersport rentals. SunDestin is located at 1040 Highway 98 East in Destin, Fla.

Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, located at 15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy. in Destin, offers upscale vacation rentals in a world-class resort atmosphere right on the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on 30 acres in the heart of Destin, Silver Shells boasts a 7,500-square-foot lagoon pool with waterfall, an indoor/outdoor pool, kiddie pool, tennis courts and a fitness center with full spa services.

Pelican Beach Resort, located at 1002 Highway 98 East in Destin, is the closest of ResortQuest's vacation rental properties to the festival venue. Along with its location directly on the beach, Pelican Beach Resort features a Gulf-front pool, heated indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub and separate kiddie pool. Additional resort amenities include two tennis courts, a fitness center and a video game room.

Presented by the Destin Charter Boat Association, this year's Destin Seafood Festival will showcase live music from local and regional bands. The festival also will feature a number of popular singer-songwriters from Nashville, Tenn. who are yet to be announced by event organizers. Admission to the 2011 festival will be free.

To take advantage of ResortQuest's Destin Seafood Festival lodging discount, guests should call 1-800-657-3086 and mention Promo Code F1023. Availability is limited, and reservations must be booked by phone. More details, including terms and conditions, are available online.

About ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is a leading provider of full-service vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S., with a portfolio of approximately 6,000 vacation rental properties. For more than 20 years, ResortQuest has provided full-service vacation rentals in the most desirable beach, ski, golf and tennis resort destinations across North America. ResortQuest is part of Wyndham Vacations Rentals, the world's largest serviced vacation rentals business providing access to nearly 93,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Visit our media center or for additional information.

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