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South of 30a! Old Florida! Private Beach Access!

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Beach side of Allen's Dune. This picture shows our two new sunset decks!

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dune Allen Beach cottage description

Best Value on Highway 30A!

Old Style Florida with all the newest conveniences you love: private boardwalk to beach, free WiFi, flat screened TVs, free use of kayak/stand up paddle board, updated interior, quiet of Dune Allen but close to all the fun (golf, shopping, restaurants! Please see RATES section to get the Rates or get an instant quote by entering your travel dates!!!

Read full description below to find out lots of details! Click on calendar to check availability, check our weekly rates in 'Rates' section, and always tell Dune Allen Realty that you found us on VRBO! Be sure to 'friend' us on Facebook too!!!

Welcome to 'Allen’s Dune on 30A' in Dune Allen (Santa Rosa Beach), FL! This house is a much loved, Old Style Florida House located South of HWY 30A, directly across from Oyster Lake. This house has a long, successful vacation rental history, but if you have stayed here before, you need to come stay here again because it is under NEW OWNERSHIP! We have taken a good house and made it great! Updates include fresh paint throughout, new bedding, COMPLETELY NEW BATHROOMS, new window treatments and much more! We have also added flat-screened TVs (1 in each bedroom plus 1 in den) and free WiFi internet access! While the house is a second row house, the houses around it are configured such that it has incredible beach views from the south side of the house (as well as bonus lake views from the north side of the house). Allen’s Dune on 30A has 20 feet of deeded beach frontage accessible by a private boardwalk directly from the house to the beach....just steps from house to sand! The house has a screened-in porch that spans the entire beach side of the house with comfortable seating for 6 plus an outdoor dining table with benches and a pub table with stools. You can watch your kids play on the beach from this porch! It also has an enclosed, outdoor shower right at the top of the board walk to wash away sand before entering house. Our private boardwalk to the beach also has TWO deck areas. They are great for watching beautiful sunsets, al fresco dining, or just a great place to hang out!

The house has four bedrooms (2 master bedrooms with queen beds, TVs, sliding glass doors to screened-in porch and beach/ocean views; plus 2 additional bedrooms with two twin beds in each plus lake views). Each bedroom has its own private toilet/sink room. Two bathtub/shower rooms are arranged “Jack and Jill” style between the two sets of bedrooms. The den/family room is HUGE with two large, comfortable sofas, additional seating, plus TV and DVD player. The den has fabulous beach/ocean views due to its two sliding glass doors leading to the screened-in porch. The dining room (an open room between kitchen and den) has a large table that comfortably seats 8. The adjacent kitchen (with lovely lake views) has a dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, dryer, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker and blender (plus all the necessities), even an additional wet bar. My favorite part of the kitchen is the long breakfast bar with 6 super cushion-y swivel chairs.

We have added some 'toys' to help make your stay more fun! Assuming the renters take care of them, for your use we have a two-person kayak (with paddle and life jackets), a beginner stand-up paddle board and a box of plastic sand toys. Please take care of them as if they were your own (or better than that...hee hee!). Also, remember to pull all your beach items (chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, etc) to the foot of the boardwalk in the evenings or the beach patrol will give you a citation and possibly impound your stuff! The sailboat and long, skinny surf ski are not to be used by renters (thank you).

We also have a bunch of paperback books in case you run out of a good beach read , games and some DVDs.

Dune Allen beach is a super quaint part of HWY 30A , Beaches of South Walton, and Santa Rosa Beach. The location is spectacular: our house is 6 miles east of SanDestin, 3.5 miles west of Blue Mountain beach, 6 miles west of Grayton Beach, and 7.2 miles west of Seaside. The house is approximately 35 miles from the newest airport: Beaches International Airport (ECP), hosting Delta and Southwest flights. Our house is just steps across the road to the 30A biking trail that spans the length of 30A. If you do not want to make your own coffee, there is a Tom Thumb convenience store just down the road (FABULOUS coffee, plus newspapers, gasoline, and other essentials). There is a really nice Publix supermarket just 3.5 miles away going east, on HWY 98 and a brand new Walmart on 98 (approx. 2 miles going west). Gulf Place Town Center is just a few blocks away with shops and dining, plus there is always Stinky’s Fish House down the road to the west (yum!).

Allen's Dune on 30A is great place to stay for golfers!!! It is just 1/2 mile from the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, approx. 5 miles from Sandestin golf courses, approx. 14 miles from Camp Creek Golf Course, and approx. 18 miles from Shark's Tooth Golf Course.

If you are on Facebook, please become a fan of “Allen’s Dune on 30A”. You can check out a ton of updated pictures!!! Compare our rates to others and you will pick us! For more pictures, go to Youtube and search for 'VRBO 332179'!!!

This house is managed by Dune Allen Realty. They are located right down the street from the house. You can check out their website at beautiful beach dot com, and our house is “Allen's Dune”. Be sure to give Dune Allen Realty our VRBO information when renting!!!!!!!!!! Thanks! Owners: Katherine & Mike Allen


Keywords: Dune Allen, House, Cottage, Beach-Front, 30A, South Walton, Santa Rosa Beach, 4 bedroom, four bedroom, gulf front, Allen's Dune, view, lake view

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    MUST BE 25 YEARS OLD TO RENT! This is a quiet, family-friendly area of 30A. Groups of high school and/or college students are not allowed. ...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining:

                    8 people can sit at the dining table. Additional 6 can sit at counter as well....moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    8...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Microwave
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  Amenities

                  • Towels Provided:

                    bring your own beach towels...moreless

                  • Covered Parking
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Heating
                  • Living Room

                  Other Amenities

                      • Enclosed outdoor shower, sunset deck, use of kayak & standup paddleboard , paddles, life vests with rental (as long as the renters take care of them)...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • VCR
                      • CD Player
                      • Video Library
                      • Stereo
                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                          • Wireless Internet

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            stand up paddle board and two person kayak...moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Balcony

                          Location & View

                          • Ocean View:

                            fabulous ocean views on south side of house...see pics!...moreless

                          • Water View:

                            fabulous views of Oyster Lake on north side of house...moreless

                          • Oceanfront:

                            20 feet of beach frontage...moreless

                          • Beach View

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Surfing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Groceries
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Antiquing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cinemas
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Surf Fishing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer II 2014
                          Jul 5 - Aug 15, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,500
                          Fall 2014
                          Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,900
                          Winter 2014/2015
                          Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • housekeeping $150 + tax
                          • Service Fee - Dune Allen $190 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 12%

                          Notes:

                          Rentals are booked through Dune Allen Realty. 888-267-2121 or info@beautifulbeach.com Approximately 40% of total amount of rental is due up-front to reserve your spot. Optional insurance is available through Dune Allen Realty.


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                          Location

                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Stinky's Fish Camp
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
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                          Allen's Dune is located

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About: Owners: Mike and Katherine Allen of Birmingham/Mountain Brook, AL Mike & I bought Allen’s Dune in 2010 after falling with love with the area. We have two wonderful elementary school aged kids who, along with us, are very excited about our investment. We have spent a lot of time at the house while renovating and we realize that we couldn’t have made a better investment! We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do!

                          Why Dune Allen Beach:
                          Owning a beach house has always been one of our life long dreams! We have spent some time in the area over the past few years and completely fell in love with the beaches along Highway 30A....truly spectacular! On our last trip to the area before we found our house, we drove through Dune Allen beach along HWY 30A (a tiny stretch of beach in the Santa Rosa Beach area). We joked that we would want to buy a house in Dune Allen if we ever got the chance, because our last name is Allen. When we got back home to Birmingham, we decided to start the search for a beach house. It took us a few tries but we ended up with our dream spot!!! The house is set up just the way we wanted it to be with direct beach access (we did NOT want to haul beach stuff across the street every day!). This house is nice, comfortable and relaxing but not pretentious. We love it! And the location is fabulous - close enough to get to any activity we might want to enjoy but private enough for us as well.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Katherine Allen: Allen’s Dune/Mathews House reminds me of the beach vacations my family always took when I was a little girl. We always rented a house, even though the condo boom had begun, but that was not the way we did things back then. I have the most amazing memories of spending lots of time with my parents and my brothers at these beach houses. Lazy sunshine-filled days complete with shell collecting, running up and down boardwalks, digging the biggest and deepest holes in the beaches ever dug, drip sandcastles, burying my brother up to his neck in the sand, going crabbing at night with nets and flashlights, and watching fireworks on July 4th! Our house is reminiscent of all this and more. Of course, Allen's Dune doesn't have a pool (with or without waterfall) but we also don’t have the super-packed beaches like those in front of high rise condos or other dense developments. No squeezing in a spot, sardine-like, hoping you might catch a glimpse of the ocean behind the rows and rows of tents and umbrellas, hoping your small children don‘t learn some new choice words from the over-served group of folks next to your spot! Time spent with friends and family is so precious! We hope you will make amazing memories for a lifetime at Allen’s Dune. Thank you!


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                          Photos

                          • Beach side of Allen's Dune.  This picture shows our two new sunset decks!

                            Beach side of Allen's Dune. This picture shows our two new sunset decks!

                          • Kitchen and bar area

                            Kitchen and bar area

                          • Dining Room/Kitchen

                            Dining Room/Kitchen

                          • another of Southeast bedroom

                            another of Southeast bedroom

                          • Northeast bedroom

                            Northeast bedroom

                          • additional view of Southwest bedroom (Southeast outfitted similarly)

                            additional view of Southwest bedroom (Southeast outfitted similarly)

                          • just a few steps down from private boardwalk to beach

                            just a few steps down from private boardwalk to beach

                          • another view of private boardwalk to beach (taken before we added sunset decks)

                            another view of private boardwalk to beach (taken before we added sunset decks)

                          • View from one of our new sunset decks

                            View from one of our new sunset decks

                          • View from Screened-in Porch & Boardwalk

                            View from Screened-in Porch & Boardwalk

                          • North side of house, directly on Hwy 30A across from Oyster Lake

                            North side of house, directly on Hwy 30A across from Oyster Lake

                          • don't forget the 'off season'...this picture was taken mid-November!

                            don't forget the 'off season'...this picture was taken mid-November!

                          • Living area

                            Living area

                          • View of Oyster Lake from kitchen

                            View of Oyster Lake from kitchen

                          • Southeast bedroom -- great views of beach!

                            Southeast bedroom -- great views of beach!

                          • Southwest bedroom

                            Southwest bedroom

                          • Northwest bedroom

                            Northwest bedroom

                          • Comfortable seating on covered, screened-in porch on beach-side of the house

                            Comfortable seating on covered, screened-in porch on beach-side of the house

                          • private boardwalk to beach

                            private boardwalk to beach

                          • One of two new sunset decks!

                            One of two new sunset decks!

                          • Enjoy sunsets (and a cocktail) from one of our sunset decks...

                            Enjoy sunsets (and a cocktail) from one of our sunset decks...

                          • North side of house

                            North side of house

                          • view from North porch and kitchen window - Oyster Lake is beautiful!

                            view from North porch and kitchen window - Oyster Lake is beautiful!

                          • Make great memories at Allen's Dune on 30A!

                            Make great memories at Allen's Dune on 30A!

                          VRBO #332179

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

                          $1,500 - $2,500 per week (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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