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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Aerial Kitchen Dining room Living room another view of the great room Great Room Master bedroom-gulf front Master Bath Master shower and tub Southeast gulf front bedroom East gulf front bedroom with new art West gulf front bedroom with king bed Second master shower Second master bath sink area Bedroom with Bunks Bunk room Queen Bedroom Pool Porch Nightscaping at the pool area enjoy a sunset overlooking the gulf from the balcony view of the gulf from the balcony enjoy watching the surf from these comfortable outdoor chairs

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dune Allen Beach house description

****WEEKLY ONLY Sunday-Sunday***

Five bedroom, 5 1/2 bath, sleeps 16 - 3 kings, 3 queens, 4 Twin bunks. Gulf front home on the vacation market for large fun-filled gatherings. This house is perfectly located on Hwy 30-A near Gulf Place shops, dining, golf, tennis and more.

This home features three gulf front bedrooms, spacious family room with large 52' screen TV, DVD, Dolby Digital audio/video surround sound stereo system, all stainless steel appliances including 2 refrigerators and a separate ice maker, covered porches and grilling areas featuring natural gas or charcoal. TV's in all bedrooms. There are stone and wood floors throughout and lots of original art and custom linens. Great for off-season getaways featuring a , 15' x 30' pool that can be heated for an additional charge per week, gas fireplaces in the den and master bedroom, Private walkway that leads to the beach. High Speed internet service provided at no charge.
We have just renovated (2012) the master bath and west gulf front bathroom with stone and glass tile showers and a stone and glass tile tub surround in the master bath.

Weekly only preferred March thru October (nightly considered - handled on individual basis with owner approval). Become a fan on FACEBOOK!

Keywords: House, gulf front home, private pool, gulf front, home, Dune allen beach

Property Type

  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Refrigerator
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Microwave
      • Ice Maker
      • Kitchen
      • Toaster
      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishwasher
      • Oven

      Amenities

      • Washing Machine
      • Gas Fireplace
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
      • Linens Provided
      • Air Conditioning
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Heating
      • Iron & Board
      • Parking
      • Towels Provided
      • Fireplace

      Entertainment

      • CD Player
      • Stereo
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Television
      • Books
      • DVD Player

      Communications

      • Telephone
      • Wireless Internet
      • Internet

      Pool & Spa

      • Private Pool
      • Heated Pool

      Outdoor Features

      • Deck / Patio
      • Balcony
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Outdoor Grill Gas
      • Porch / Veranda

      Location & View

          • Beachfront

          Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Jet Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Roller Blading
          • Tennis
          • Hospital
          • Paragliding
          • Sailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Surfing
          • Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Cycling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Beachcombing
          • Walking
          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Restaurants
          • Cinemas
          • Bay/Sound
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Marina
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Sight Seeing
          • Paddle Boating
          • Shopping
          • Scenic Drives

          Other Activities

              • Great Expectations is located on the Gulf of Mexico along the scenic Hwy 30-A where there are some of the world's most pristine beaches. There are many state parks and dune lakes nearby to explore during the day. Numerous art galleries, quality shops, and excellent restaurants abound. Come explore all the unique architecture that numerous beach communities offer or enjoy some of the local festivals or events throughout the year. There are so many different activities for all ages! Across the street from Great Expectations are bike paths, shopping areas and restaurants. Less than a mile from our home is a golf course. Some of our guests have said they didn't get back in their car the whole week! Golf: There are many golf facilities nearby...some as close as 1/2 mile and others within driving distance...moreless
               

              Reviews

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              • Spring break

                Spring break

                • Guest Donna H.
                • Date of stay 03/15/14
                • Review Submitted 03/28/14
                This was our 3rd time to stay at house. It's a house with many features that we enjoyed. Loved sitting on deck to hear the ocean. Plenty of room and love that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Close to nearby great restaurants and great pizza place to walk to. Owners addressed any issues very promptly. Looking forward to our next visit to the beach Housley family

                Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Wonderful home on a great beach.

                Wonderful home on a great beach.

                • Guest Chris and Tina (Atlanta, GA)
                • Date of stay 02/13/14
                • Review Submitted 02/27/14
                My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in February. What made this even more special is that our two girls and several family members were there to celebrate with us. This is our second stay at Great Expectations and we love it. The house is big enough to entertain everyone and small enough to feel cozy. The beach is beautiful and the sunsets are breathtaking. We highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a great time on the beach.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Second stay at Great Expectations

                Second stay at Great Expectations

                • Guest Rosemarie A.
                • Date of stay 10/06/13
                • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                This was our second stay at Mary and Wayne's beautiful house. We travel with two other families, all of us with teenage boys, and we've found this house to be ideal. The boys have the entire lower floor to themselves, the beach is right outside the door, and when they tire of that, they can hit the pool. The house is clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with lots of original art. The bedrooms all have private baths and the adults have plenty of privacy, if desired. The kitchen, dining and great rooms are quite large and we seat 12 comfortably for meals. I love to take tea and a book out on the balcony and read while listening to the surf. We discovered the sea kayak this year and had memorable experiences of spotting sea turtles and kayaking among the dolphins. We brought our bikes both years but bike rentals are directly across the street. We ride to Seaside and Watercolor to have lunch at the grilled cheese food truck. There's so much to do, or not do, that we are all looking forward to our next stay. And, finally, Mary has always promptly responded to questions and I consider her to be the ideal host. True Southern hospitality!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Great Expectations met every Expectation!!

                Great Expectations met every Expectation!!

                • Guest Beachbum (Kirkwood, MO)
                • Date of stay 03/16/13
                • Review Submitted 04/05/13
                Great place for multiple families. We went with friend of ours and it was great. We had 4 adults and 8teenagers. Plenty of room to accommodate everyone and right on the beach. The kids were able to boggie board, skin board and paddle board as much as they wanted. Mary and Wayne are wonderful to deal with and checked on us at our arrival to make sure everything was going well. There is a beach rental store within walking distance and some great places to eat. We ate at Christiano's, Stinky's Fish Camp both in Santa Rosa and The Red Bar and Another Broken Egg in Grayton beach which were all wonderful. We took day trips to both Seaside and Destin for shopping. Would definitely stay here again!!!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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              • Family Vacation in Dune Allen Beach

                Family Vacation in Dune Allen Beach

                • Guest Family of Four (McDonough, GA)
                • Date of stay 02/18/13
                • Review Submitted 02/27/13
                Great Expectations was every bit as advertised, pictured, described and more! This week for us was to vacation, rest, regroup, and start to heal as a family and that we did. We found the home beautifully furnished and decorated, sooo loved the original artwork throughout, and the heated pool very much appreciated and enjoyed. To awake with the sounds and view of the ocean was just wonderful and just heaven a few more steps away to be walking in it. Mary was fantastic to deal with, answering promptly my numerous emails and leaving me nothing to question. We found alot to do in the area such as great restaurants, interesting shops, and renting bicycles to enjoy see the area even more. This was our first visit to the Beaches of South Walton and what a great week even in the middle of February with jeans and sweatshirts! We found the area very accessible and quiet this time of year.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • FUMC SS Class

                FUMC SS Class

                • Guest LCS (Prattville, AL)
                • Date of stay 02/15/13
                • Review Submitted 02/21/13
                Our Sunday School class just had a beach retreat at Great Expectations. What a wonderful house that really worked well for our group. Nice amenities with a well stocked kitchen (pots and pans and dishes) if you are inclined to cook. Two refrigerators plus a separate ice maker. Beautiful views from the deck off the great room. It was a little chilly, but we bundled up and sat outside! Thanks so much Mary & Wayne.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Frankie & Friends - Healdsburg CA/Atlanta GA/OKC/AZ/So. CA

                Frankie & Friends - Healdsburg CA/Atlanta GA/OKC/AZ/So. CA

                • Guest Frankie (Healdsburg CA)
                • Date of stay 11/01/12
                • Review Submitted 11/28/12
                This is a great house - good location - wonderful set up - owners very responsive to any issues that might come up. While you can certainly squeeze in lots of bodies, we found that with 5 folks splitting the bill, it was affordable and everyone had plenty of privacy. Terrific that 3 of the bedrooms were on the gulf side, and that everyone had their own bathroom and there was the half bath for guests popping by. Great Expectations exceeded our epectations.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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              • Susan and Friends

                Susan and Friends

                • Guest Susan (Orland Park, Illinois)
                • Date of stay 05/01/12
                • Review Submitted 05/24/12
                "Great Expectations" is a beautiful beach house in a gorgeous stretch of beach. There were 12 women who have been friends since high school (some even longer) who wanted to get away and "catch up" somewhere on a beach in a beach house. After some searching I found Great Expectations. From the moment we walked through the door, and out to the terrace over-looking the gulf, I knew this was going to be a perfect place for us! The house is lovely and so comfortable, the decor beautiful. The view from the third floor balcony is breath-taking. The shades of blue water, from turquoise to a deep shade of blue is stunning! The owners, Mary and Wayne were wonderful to work with. Mary gave suggestions to enhance our stay in the Gulf and even had the pool heated for us so that it was perfect for swimming the moment we arrived. We all had such a fabulous time, I am hoping to return again with my family next time! Love, love, loved it!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Expectations Exceeded

                Expectations Exceeded

                • Guest Gwen (franklin tn.)
                • Date of stay 10/16/11
                • Review Submitted 11/14/11
                Mary and Wayne, With our rush to pack up, I failed to write in the guest book how much all of our family enjoyed our stay at Great Expectations. We loved the house, had plenty of space and loved the layout of the large living area. With the really cool October nightly temps, the heated pool was a real pleasure. I appreciate your helpfulness in getting us all taken care of. Thanks for the nearby restaurant suggestions - we loved being close enough to walk there several times for lunch and dinner. Warmly, Gwen

                Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

              • A great rental home

                A great rental home

                • Guest Florida Visitor (San Francisco, CA)
                • Date of stay 05/08/11
                • Review Submitted 05/17/11
                We enjoyed a perfect vacation at this great home on a fantastic stretch of Dune Allen beach. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and made everything easy. The home has plenty of room for a large family or 2 families (5 bedrooms, one of which includes several bunk beds), and the combination of a swimming pool and the location right on the beach is ideal. Dune Allen is a wonderful white sand beach, just far enough away from the developments of Destin to feel like you're really getting away from it all.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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              Summer ....... $8900/week
              Spring/Fall .. $5800/week
              Winter ....... $3400/week
              Spring Break...$6500/week
              

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              Location

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              • Nearest Airport: Panama City at 25 Miles
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: Wayne and Mary and Mary's brother, Bill, bought Great Expectations in 2001 and in about 3 months we redid the interior and added 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lots of demolition work! Wayne and Mary live in an artsy little town in Alabama and Bill lives in California. We all love to vacation together at Great Expectations in the off-season....but Bill always says that 'Mr. Project' (Wayne) keeps us busy the whole time working on the house! We do find time to have a little bit of fun.

              Why the Owner Chose Dune Allen Beach:
              We have been coming to this area since 1981 and have seen lots of changes. We bought this house with the intentions of making changes and adding a pool. We love to do projects and thought this would be a lot of fun, but it was a ton of work!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We love having a pool at Great Expectations. We have spent some Christmas vacations there and have been swimming in the heated pool while it was about 35 degrees outside. Lots of fun, but extremely cold when getting out! We also love having Smiling Fish restaurant and Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor across the street. We love going out bike riding on the bike path also!


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              Photos

              • Great Expectations

                Great Expectations

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Living room

                Living room

              • Great Room

                Great Room

              • Master Bath

                Master Bath

              • Southeast gulf front bedroom

                Southeast gulf front bedroom

              • West gulf front bedroom with king bed

                West gulf front bedroom with king bed

              • Second master bath sink area

                Second master bath sink area

              • Bunk room

                Bunk room

              • Pool

                Pool

              • Nightscaping at the pool area

                Nightscaping at the pool area

              • view of the gulf from the balcony

                view of the gulf from the balcony

              • Aerial

                Aerial

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • another view of the great room

                another view of the great room

              • Master bedroom-gulf front

                Master bedroom-gulf front

              • Master shower and tub

                Master shower and tub

              • East gulf front bedroom with new art

                East gulf front bedroom with new art

              • Second master shower

                Second master shower

              • Bedroom with Bunks

                Bedroom with Bunks

              • Queen Bedroom

                Queen Bedroom

              • Porch

                Porch

              • enjoy a sunset overlooking the gulf from the balcony

                enjoy a sunset overlooking the gulf from the balcony

              • enjoy watching the surf from these comfortable outdoor chairs

                enjoy watching the surf from these comfortable outdoor chairs

              VRBO #144888

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              Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

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