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Shawn Tidwell


Meet & Contact Shawn Tidwell

Salty Vibes is a family owned and managed company, operated by Shawn & Linda Tidwell.  Our mission is to create a wonderful, amazing place for our family, friends and guests with everything you could want or need for the perfect beach vacation.  

It  was a lifelong dream of mine to own property in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach area.  I have been coming here with my family since I was maybe 9 or 10 years old.  It has always felt like home.  I also dreamed of someday finding the great love of my life!  Lucky for me I found Linda in 2018, and she and I bought our first condo unit in Destin West on the gulfside in October 2020, and our second on the bayside in January 2021. We have since added another condo on the bayside of Destin West, one at Azure and one at Pelican Beach in Destin.  We are self managing and loving it.  I am a commerical real estate lawyer with a career in real estate law and marketing, both of which are vital to the sucess of our vacation rental business.  Linda is a wonderful decorator with a real vision.  We make the perfect team.  Our goal is to be a full service management company, with first rate properties and service.  Condos you will want to re-book year after year.  The plan is to build to 10-12 properties in the next few years.   

Our first task was to update Gulfside 204.  We completely renovated it in 2020, with new ceramic tile floors, new appliances, new granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, lots of new furniture, fresh paint thoughout, and Linda's amazing decorative touch. On a trip to FWB to work on 204, on a whim we looked at some condos on the bayside.  We immediatley fell in love with the view and spaciousness of Heron 408 and put a contract on it that day!  We closed in January.  We love both the beach and bay sides, but think the bay side is a bit underrated, with the amazing views, pools and lazy river, hot tubs, grilling area and marina! Of ocurse the gulfside cannot be beat, with the beach just steps away, a huge pool, hot tub and fitness center. We added Pelican Beach 814 in March 2021 becuse of the view and amenitites.  Azure was next in March of 2022, a perfect beach and upscale resort.  Finally, in April 2022 we jumped at the chance to add another Destin West Bayside with the purchase of Heron 508.

Each other, our children and these condos are our passions.  We have 7 children, a daugther-in-law, son-in-law, a grandcild and lots of grand puppies that we love spending time and travel with.  Exploring new places and traveling our for sure our favorite ways to spend time, we also enjoy concerts, playing picleball and tennis, biking, hiking and dancing!   Linda is a great dancer, I am not!  We try to get every minute of joy and fun out of life we can!  One of the unexpected benefits of owning these condos has been all of the great people we have met these last few months.  I cannot tell you how many dinners we have missed just sitting and chatting with people on the beach or in one of the hot tubs.   

We feel like we are building something special and we would love to host you, your friends and family at one of our properties. 

My Listings

Azure 222/Great Pools/Gorgeous Beach

Azure Condos - Okaloosa Island

Destin West Heron 508

Destin West - Okaloosa Island

Pelican Beach 814

Pelican Beach Resort

Destin West/Gulfside G204/Beachfront

Destin West - Okaloosa Island

Destin West Heron 408/Gorgeous Bay

Destin West - Okaloosa Island