***** JUST A REMINDER: The proposed amendment to the PC&Rs will not affect any condominiums, townhouses, or any part of Destin Pointe; the *ONLY* properties affected are in the Article II Single-Family Residences; Block & Lot numbers for these properties are specifically set forth in Section 2.1 of the HIIA PC&Rs. A highlighted map of these properties can also be found in the Owner’s Area. *****

*****  BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY*****                                                        There is a current vacancy on the Board of Directors!  The HIIA Governing Documents state that the Board of Directors shall appoint an individual to fill the position for the remainder of the vacant term. At this time the Board would like to invite all interested property owners who would like to be a candidate to complete the remaining one-year (1) of the vacant position to please submit a short bio to; the position will be filled at the next Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for February 4, 2019.

The Rebuttal to the Short Term Rental Owners Letter (dated 9/22/18) from the HIIA Board of Directors is located in the Owner’s Portal.

REMINDER: Trailer Tags can be requested afterhours leaving a message on the office voicemail: 850-837-4753. Please include the arrival and departure dates along with the property address; the trailer tag will be issued on the following business day.


Beach Update – January 3, 2019

As a result of Hurricane Michael the East Pass is in a dire situation.  The City of Destin has declared the Pass as an Emergency situation and is moving quickly with the County to get dredge the sand.  There are many hurdles that must be cleared, one being a legal objection by a small Okaloosa Island group.  However, progress is being made with a target date of early March to dredge the Pass.

Plans call for sand to be placed in three areas:

1) Reach 1 which is the beach near the East Jetty on Holiday Isle

2) Reach 2 which is the Sand Piper Cove (SPC) area, and

3) Reach 3 which is the area near the West Jetty on Okaloosa Isand

The placement of sand at the SPC area is dependent on getting a temporary construction easement across the “gap” area which is Holiday Isle Towers, Oceania, Martinique and the 18 single-family lots. These condos and owners of the “gap” are encouraged to agree to the easement and help the neighbors on either side; without these easements it will likely be cost prohibitive to get sand to the SPC area.  The more sand that we can get across our beaches the more protection we will have from future storms.  This is a WIN/WIN for all!

The County recently approved $3.5 million dollars from TDC Beach Reserves to fund the project.  Time is of the essence, and positive public input by email or meeting attendance is very important at this stage. Please help by attending the BCC meeting in Shalimar on January 15, 2019 at 8:30am. You can also thank our hard-working Councilors and County Commissioners by sending your thoughts and comments to the addresses below:

Commissioner Fountain –

Commissioner Boyles –

Commissioner Goodwin –

Commissioner Windes –

Commissioner Ketchel –




Holiday Isle Improvement Association, Inc.


When:  Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 9:00am

Where: 225 Main Street, Suite #19

 Posted: January 9, 2019

HllA Board Meetings Follow Robert’s Rules Of Order

  1. You may not speak unless the chairman gives you the floor. You may only discuss Agenda Items.
  2. Speak clearly and succinctly without belaboring the point. If your position is the same as another’s who has previously spoken and you have nothing new to contribute, you should simply state your concurrence with that person’s viewpoint.
  3. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less.
  4. Any person making personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks, or who shall become boisterous or use offensive language or interrupt the flow of the meeting, will be requested to leave the meeting.

Thank you for your interest and adherence to this policy.




 File#3116492 RCD: 2/7/2017 12:13PM, BK: 3286 PG: 2965, Deputy Clerk Asecrist JDPeacock II Clerk of Courts, Okaloosa County, FL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Holiday Isle Improvement Association, Inc. (the “Association”), successor in interest to White Sands Development Corporation and CBS Development Corporation, having succeeded to this interest by virtue of an Agreement and Transfer dated the 20th day of August, 1977, recorded in Official Records Book 928, at pages 968 through 972, inclusive, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, and being vested with all rights and liabilities therein, hereby files, declares, and amends the Fourth Amended and Restated Protective Covenants and Restrictions, as amended, in accordance with the vote of the membership on January 21, 2017, in accordance with the amendments attached hereto and by reference made a part hereof.



Ironhorse/Holiday Isle Security is on duty on the isle from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM in off season and will be working 12hr shifts during spring break and the 100 days of summer. They can be reached by dialing (850)-830-7000. This is a cell phone property of the Association, that they carry while on duty here. You can also call the Sheriff’s office at (850)-651-7400, or 911 in case of emergency.

Holiday Isle is also a member of the Neighborhood Watch Program. Report any irregularities to the Sheriff’s Department at the above numbers.


Ironhorse/Holiday Isle Security.. (850)-830-7000

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office .. ( 850 ) 651-7400 or 911 in case of emergency

Fines and Violations Committee Meeting

When:    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 1:30pm

Where:      225 Main Street #19

Posted:  January 3, 2019


Architectural Review Board

When:      Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 1:30pm

Where:    225 Main Street #19

Posted: January 11, 2019


 Holiday Isle Has Reclaimed Water Usage

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Midnight-10:00am and 2:00pm-Midnight

**NO WATERING FROM 10AM-2PM DAILY. Water used during this time is often wasted more than it is beneficial due to evaporation in the heat of the day.

These watering times are effective year round. However, DWU may leave mains open if excess water is available (winter and summer).

Owners Please Remember

City of Destin ORDINANCE 11-04-CN

Section 20. Collection Services and Operations.

9.   Location of residential waste for collection:   Persons in occupancy of each residential establishment shall place their garbage carts at the curb no sooner than 12:00 p.m. the day before a scheduled pick-up and shall remove the garbage carts by midnight of the day of the pick-up…

Garbage pick-up days are Tuesday and Friday

Each lessee/owner shall keep improvements on his or her property in good repair, properly painted, and clean and sanitary at all times; and shall also keep the premises free from all trash, debris, household items, and construction items. No construction materials shall be stored on any lot unless an active building permit is in place. At such times as the premises are occupied, each lessee/owner shall be responsible for obtaining frequent and regular trash and garbage removal. Each lessee/owner shall keep all surrounding areas, including streets, beaches and neighboring lots free from trash, debris and obstructions that may be due to the lessee’s/owner’s use or occupancy of the premises.  No landscape clippings or debris may be placed on vacant lots without the consent of the owner of the vacant lot.  All garbage must be placed in receptacles approved by the waste collection agency.  Receptacles shall not be placed on the street prior to noon the day before pick up and shall be removed from the street by midnight the day of pick up.

Lets Keep Holiday Isle Beautiful


Late HOA payments may soon affect credit scores

NEW YORK – May 10, 2016 – A major credit reporting agency says it will soon take into account homeowner association fees. Homeowners who are late on payments may see it affect their credit score.

Sperlonga, a credit data aggregator, is the first company to provide homeowner association (HOA) payment and account status data to Equifax, which is one of the three major credit-reporting agencies. A full rollout of the new HOA reporting to Equifax will go live in October.

Homeowner associations and property management companies collect about $70 billion in HOA payments yearly among at least 333,000 community associations, according to the Community Association Institute.

“Until now, HOA payments have gone largely unreported to the national credit-reporting agencies,” says Matt Martin, chairman and founder of Sperlonga. “Our service will help elevate association payments to the same level of importance as the consumer’s other financial obligations like residential mortgages, auto loans and credit card payments. Property owners that pay HOA fees on time should begin to see the similar impact [on] their credit reports as they would with other payment obligations traditionally found in a credit report.”

Property owners who are late or delinquent on HOA payments will likely see a negative effect on their credit score, just as if they had missed a mortgage payment.

“Introducing new sources of data beyond what has traditionally been found on credit files can provide additional insight into a consumer’s financial behavior and help deliver expanded credit access,” says Mike Gardner, senior vice president at Equifax.

Source: Sperlonga and “Your HOA Payments May Now Affect Your Credit Score,” (May 4, 2016)

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Master Association for Holiday Isle Properties

Our mission at Holiday Isle Improvement Association is to promote, encourage, sponsor and participate in the conservation, repair, maintenance, beautification and improvements of the streets, roadways, canals and other public areas located in and upon Holiday Isle and to this end receive and manage funds as per our by-laws for this purpose.

This website serves to communicate complete and accurate information to our owners in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Here you’ll find the latest news, a calendar of events, general information, past newsletters, Board information (member listing and minutes), hurricane information and other documentation related to Holiday Isle Improvement Association.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at (850) 837-4753, or e-mail us here.