TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort
TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort is a tranquil resort located in Miramar Beach, in South Walton County, just 10 miles east of Destin, in Northwest Florida. As you arrive inside the gates of this private, gated community, you will experience the serenity of being secluded from the more populated areas of this beach destination, while still being conveniently located to nearby shopping, dining, and gulf-front attractions. Situated on 52 private acres, this full-service resort is bordered by the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and a nature preserve—so without ever getting in the car, you can choose from relaxing at the beach, playing tennis and racquetball, or hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding, all while experiencing the resort’s natural beauty.
A short drive west of TOPS'L in Destin, FL, filled with thrilling watersports from parasailing to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and boating charters, plus exciting shopping and dining venues. The area is also home to more than a dozen championship golf courses. Just to the east, experience the luxury and gorgeous scenery of Scenic Hwy 30A, with 16 distinct beach communities each displaying their own architecture and culture. Just across the street is Grand Boulevard Town Center, making TOPS'L the perfect accommodations choice when you want to be near the main stage for the 30A Songwriters Festival in January, or the award-winning South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival in April.
Each of our buildings provides a unique experience for its guests. For private pools and gulf-front or coastline views, try The Tides* or Beach Manor. These properties tend to be coveted for their proximity to the beach access and The Blue Dunes Grille.
From The Summit, enjoy coastline views while taking in the expansive nature preserve to our east. If you are an early-riser or sit on your balcony for sunset, you might catch deer and other wild-life grazing below.
If you are staying with us to enjoy our award-winning tennis facilities, you'll want to be right in the middle of the action and close to The Club. The avid tennis player will want to stay in Tennis Village.
For those of you that need more space, we offer two different neighborhoods at the resort. Spacious townhomes in Captiva offer access to the neighborhood pool, many with furnished screened-in porches and fabulous outdoor living spaces for family gatherings and peaceful sunsets. In Sierra Dunes, you'll find single-family homes, with ample living space and most with private screened-in pools.
This award-winning resort offers on-site dining at two different restaurants, boasting seasonal menus that feature fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and refreshments overlooking the Gulf at the Blue Dunes Grille (seasonal) or handcrafted beverages and casual cuisine at Club Tiki, adjacent to the tennis courts.
The Racquet Club has certified professional tennis instructors and programs, a fitness center, a racquetball court, an indoor-outdoor pool, a steam room and a sauna. Treat yourself to massage therapy, available by appointment in two treatment rooms within the clubhouse. Families can take advantage of an array of entertaining children's activities, and there is also meeting and event space available for meetings for up to 150, and events for 200.
During the summer months, you'll find family-friendly activities daily on our gulf-front pool deck at the Blue Dunes Grille. Kids and parents alike enjoy dive-in movies, arts and crafts, building personalized stuffed animals, shark tooth and pearl necklace making, glitter tattoos and tie-dye t-shirts. If you're lucky, you'll get to take your photo with TOPS'Y, the TOPS'L Turtle mascot, while dancing or playing pool-side games. Planned activities also take place the week before Easter and Labor Day weekends.
Our winter guests don't get left out of the fun either. January 1 - March 15 we host card games, bingo, two off-site dinner and show trips to the Mattie Kelly Theatre, and a complimentary winter guest appreciation party. ResortQuest guests also have access to activities at The Club to include weekly water aerobics, yoga and fitness classes, as well as our other club amenities.
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection and best vacation rentals in the area and has accommodations that will fit every lifestyle and budget.
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All units at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort are non-smoking.
* The Tides building is currently undergoing an extension renovation and will be closed down to all ResortQuest rental guests tentatively through May 2020 due to anticipated noise and construction activity. This disruption should be contained to the Tides building. All other resort activities and amenities will remain open and operating as normal around TOPS’L. In the meantime, we invite you to stay with us at Beach Manor for more gulf-front condos, or The Summit for tranquil nature preserve and coastline views. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you enjoy your stay with us.Read More
Although the fully equipped kitchen in your vacation rental at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort has everything you need to prepare that favorite family dinner or special romantic meal, you also have easy access to the on-site dining options, including the beachside Blue Dunes Grille, Club Tiki and the Ocean Club. As a TOPS’L guest, you also are within walking distance to the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf, which offers a wide variety of fine dining, casual cuisine and plentiful nightlife.
The Blue Dunes Grille — Restaurant available to members and guests of resort only.
Blue Dunes Grille is conveniently located on the pool deck behind the Tides and is the perfect place to gather beachside for delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers and the best drinks on the beach. No need to leave your fun in the sun or get dressed—come as you are and enjoy some stunning views!
Club Tiki — Restaurant available to members and guests of resort only.
Located to the west of the TOPS’L Clubhouse, Club Tiki offers handcrafted cocktails, wraps, smoothies, pizza and tasty appetizers. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax in the covered outdoor lounge area and watch your favorite team on one of our eight 52” TVs, or unwind after a round of tennis, Club Tiki has you covered!
The Ocean Club
Open for dinner daily, the Ocean Club is located at the entrance of TOPS’L and offers fine dining with local flare, plus live entertainment on select nights! With only the freshest cuts of fish and steak with the finest ingredients, its menu is sure to appeal to every indulgence.Read More
TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort makes staying active and fit easy for ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals' guests, who enjoy access to all facilities and services at the Club & Fitness Center. This facility offers everything needed to maintain a healthy body and mind, including the latest fitness equipment and weights, aerobic classes and access to certified fitness trainers. Multiple pools—indoor and outdoor—can be used for exercise or relaxation. Guests can also take advantage of saunas, steam rooms and on-site massages. Tennis, basketball and racquetball courts will keep active types on the move, and the tennis front desk can answer any questions and schedule tennis programs for our guests.
TOPS'L Club & Fitness Center
- Complimentary Use of Fitness Equipment
- Complimentary Aerobic & Yoga Classes
- Sauna and Steam rooms
- Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub
- Personal Fitness Trainers Available
- On-site Massage Therapists Available
- Private Locker Rooms
- Racquetball Court
- Tennis Front Desk
- TopSpin Tennis Pro Shop and Beach Market
- Complimentary Wireless in Lobby
- Lounge area with Flat Screen TVs & Complimentary Coffee
Whether looking to play tennis under the warm Florida sun or under the lights after dark, the tennis facilities at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort sets up a "game, set, match" situation when it comes to choosing a Northwest Florida vacation destination.
Tennis Resorts Online consistently rates TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort as one of the world's Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps and a Best Value for the Dollar.
Awards & Accolades
- Tennis Facility Grand Champion (source: Visit South Walton, Perfect in South Walton awards, 2016)
- Best Tennis Facility (source: Destin Magazine, Best in Destin awards, 2013-2018)
- Best Tennis Club (source: Northwest Florida Daily News, Finest of the Emerald Coast awards, 2015)
- Ranked in the Top 25 of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps (source: Tennis Resorts Online, 2013-2016)
- Best Value for the Dollar (source: Tennis Resorts Online, 2013, 2014)
- Best Tennis Facility, Diamond Award (source: Perfect in South Walton Awards, 2019)
Tennis Facilities & Services
- 12 Newly Resurfaced Clay Courts
- Complimentary Use of Tennis Courts
- Tennis Desk - Located in TOPS'L Club
- USPTA-Certified Tennis Professionals
- Private and Group Lessons
- Tennis Clinics
- Player-Matching Services
- Round Robins & Socials
- Tennis Packages Available
- Racquet Stringing
- Tennis Equipment Available for Purchase
- Tennis Racquet Rentals Available
- Ball Machine Rentals Available
- Tennis Packages — Groups
- Tennis Packages — Individuals
- Weekly Schedule — Fall 2019/Winter 2020
- 2020 Monthly Calendar
Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers discounted tennis packages for guests and can help arrange tennis instruction, tournament play and other programs at the TOPS'L resort.
Meet the TOPS'L Tennis Professionals
Director of Tennis — Joe D'Aleo
Joe D'Aleo has been with TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort since 1995 and has been an integral part of making TOPS'L one of the best tennis resorts in the country. His passion and devotion to the game have given him an accomplished tennis background as a player, coach and teacher. Joe started playing tennis at the age of 3 in Miami Beach, FL with his parents. He played his junior tennis mostly in the South. Joe was ranked #5 in the state of Georgia in 1989, which led him to play collegiate tennis singles and doubles for Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He has coached many state and nationally ranked juniors and adults during his career. In 2003 he was voted Best of the Emerald Coast teaching professional.
Joe has been certified with the USPTA as an Elite Professional for 20 years and was nominated USPTA 2006–2007 District Pro of the Year, Florida division for the Panhandle. He was the USPTA FL District President for District 1 from 2010–2013 and currently serves on the USPTA FL board as Vice President. He has been awarded USPTA FL District President of the year for 2011 and 2012 and received the prestigious honor of USTA FL & USPTA FL service award in 2011. Joe is the tournament director for the Helen Drake Invitational Tennis tournament, one of the largest USTA adult tournaments in the state of Florida with more than 300 players each year. The Helen Drake has been awarded three times, the most recent in 2013 for the AL Mills Memorial Adult Tournament of the Year by USTA FL.
Joe's knowledge of the game has made TOPS'L one of the resorts to be voted as a TOP 50 tennis resort and TOP 5 Doubles Resort by Tennis Magazine and 12 years in a row ranked by Tennis Resorts Online as a TOP 25 U.S. Tennis Resort in the world.
Head Tennis Professional — Sam Vickroy
Sam Vickroy has been part of the TOPS'L tennis staff since 2004. His father, Sam Vickroy, Sr., started him in the game of tennis in Nashville, Tennessee, which led to Bill Tym coaching Sam throughout his junior tennis career. Sam was a top-ranked junior player at the state and southern levels. Sam played college tennis at Virginia Intermont NAIA, where he went undefeated his senior year in #3 singles and #2 doubles, with the team finishing 14th in the nation that year. After college, in 1996, Sam went to work for world-renowned professional Bill Tym at Richland Country Club where he got the opportunity to work with some world-ranked juniors.
Sam has been a USPTA Elite professional for 15 years and continues to grow his knowledge of the game year after year. His enthusiasm and love of teaching makes him a great instructor for both private lessons and group clinics. Sam's experience adds a lot of expertise to the tennis program at TOPS'L, and we look forward to many more years with Sam as part of the team.Read More
Boasting expansive meeting rooms and social gathering facilities, TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort is great for group gatherings, meetings and events! Plus, with on-site tennis courts and other sporting options, a nature trail and multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, this gem of a resort in Northwest Florida provides plenty of options to enjoy between events or breakout sessions. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals' guests enjoy beach access, on-site dining and more from our comfortable condos and luxurious private homes.
TOPS’L offers a variety of event space including the Beachside Pool Deck, Club Tiki, The Ridge Lawn and The Centre Court & Wimbledon Room at the Clubhouse. All indoor facilities have internet access, as well as audio/visual equipment availability.
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At TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort, we know that the little details aren't so little when it comes to your wedding day. If you've always dreamed of getting married on a white-sand beach with the Northwest Florida's stunning turquoise waters serving as your "something blue", then TOPS'L is the perfect destination for your fairytale wedding.
TOPS'L is an exclusive gated beach-front resort located on 52 private acres, bordered by a nature preserve and the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort offers two beach-front high-rise condominiums and four distinctive neighborhoods with everything from spacious townhomes to private homes with pools, along with multiple resort dining options and endless complimentary amenities, creating the ultimate destination wedding experience.
Whether you desire an intimate gathering or a lavish event up to 150 guests, TOPS'L hosts only one beachside wedding on the resort at a time so that you can be sure your event is as exclusive as you deserve.
Kelsey S. — Wedding date 10/13/2018
The best weekend of our lives
"TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort hosted our entire wedding weekend (Welcome Party at Club Tiki, Ceremony/Reception at the Pool Deck, and Sunday Breakfast at the Wimbledon Room) and every little thing was PERFECT. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful the location was, how delicious/fresh the food was and even how nice our guests rooms were! We could not have asked for a better group of people to work with!! Michelle, the wedding coordinator, and Florencia, the group sales manager - you both are amazing and thank you again for all your hard work!! You helped make our wedding day exactly how we wanted it to be, and for that, we can never repay you."
Lucy W. — Wedding date 9/14/2018
"Wow is all I have to say! If I could give them a 10/10 I definitely would! My husband and I just got married at TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort. We live in Ohio so I was worried about planning a wedding from a different state, but it was a breeze! It was a dream come true wedding! TOPS'L was so great to work with, they took care of everything, made accommodations where need be and truly made sure Steve and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was OUTSTANDING! We got married on the beach with our reception on the pool deck and the views were like something straight out of a magazine! Absolutely beautiful. If you are thinking about a destination wedding or a local wedding in Florida I highly, highly recommend TOPS'Ll!"
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Sand & Surf
TOPS'L Beach Ceremony & Beachside Pool Deck Reception
Venue Fee: $5,500.00
(Minimum of 50 people for Pool Deck)
Beachside Pool Deck Ceremony & Reception
Venue Fee: $3,000.00
(Minimum of 50 people for Pool Deck)
TOPS'L Beach Ceremony & Club Tiki Pool Deck
Venue Fee: $4,000.00
On the Green
Ridge Lawn Ceremony & Club Tiki Pool Deck Reception
Venue Fee: $2,500.00
Beach & Ballroom
TOPS'L Beach Ceremony & Centre Court Ballroom
Venue Fee: $3,000.00
To ensure the highest quality service, TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort beach ceremonies are not permitted from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Ridge Lawn is available year-round.
Wedding Guest Accommodations
• Spacious and sophisticated beach accommodations boasting fantastic views from private balconies.
• Complimentary tennis, full-service fitness center, racquetball court and group fitness classes.
• Complimentary resort-wide transportation.
• Group lodging discount for wedding guests with custom online reservation link.
• 24/7 local reservation department that can assist with reservations and inquiries.
• Complimentary one-night stay certificate for every forty (40) room nights your group reserves as a whole.
Call us today to customize your dream Florida beach wedding!
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A Perfect Partnership
We've all heard the saying, "You get what you pay for," but with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you get more. Much more.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business. As part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, more property owners trust Wyndham Vacation Rentals to market, manage, and maintain their rental properties in the U.S. than any other professional vacation rental management company. Our commitment is to help our homeowners maximize their property's income potential and provide an overall relaxing experience for you and future rental guests.
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort continually strives to make your homeowner experience one of individual attention and professionalism and to help your property realize its full investment potential. We pride ourselves on having a local team with global support, making us the best of both worlds and the perfect partner to manage your vacation rental. The high standards to which we hold our people and our properties form the basis of our Vacation Rental Bill of Rights® — a list of six key commitments that every traveler can expect when booking a vacation rental stay with us. Additionally, we offer the Truly Comfortable & Clean program, eliminating comforters and guaranteeing the entire bedding is washed and fresh before each arrival. This alternative to bedspreads will set your vacation rental apart from the competition and ensure the comfort of your guests.
Our goal is to drive your revenue further by creating a strategic marketing plan. Through this plan we will enhance your bookings and generate the results you expect by optimizing distribution channels. In other words, our marketing doesn't start and stop here. We proudly and successfully partner with several other distribution channels and maintain your property there as well—putting more money in your pocket.
- ...and More!
Our success as a property management company begins with the trust our owners place with us. We work hard to help our owners get the most value possible from their rentals. Our fantastic team of detail-driven staff takes personal pride in inspecting, managing, and maintaining each property.
If you've got a property in TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort and you're looking for personal service, powerful marketing, and exceptional property management, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
Contact our local Business Development representative, RJ Johnson to join our program or for any additional information or questions that you may have.
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