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Beautiful New Home, first floor master, pvt pool, 2 min drive, 6 min walk-beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Dune Side Haven - 4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, Large decks for outdoor living

Dune Side Haven is a new home situated just off 30A in the quiet laid-back community of Blue Mountain Beach. The spacious home can very comfortably accommodate 16, perfect for families to share or a couples getaway. This home is equipped with everything you need to enjoy your vacation including large indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces and a private pool. When you are ready to enjoy the white sand and emerald water the public beach access is just a 6 minute walk away. Once at the beach there are restrooms and showers available for your convenience. If you are looking to be outside but need a break from the sand, you will have access to a private gated park located on Dune Side Lane, equipped with a large green space, swings, and seating areas. The home is perfectly located just minutes from one of the best ice cream shops on 30a, several restaurants, and a small grocery store.

We would like to welcome you to this unique 3 story home that includes 4 bedrooms (1 is a bunk room) and 4 1/2 baths all of which will comfortably house 16. Decorated by owner in neutral tones for a warm and inviting feel. Upon entering the home you will find a gourmet kitchen with large island to seat 5, dining space seating 6, a homey living space, a half bath and a spacious king bedroom with ensuite double vanity bathroom. Just off the first floor living space is a large deck for entertaining with a built in private wading pool measuring 12x6 with bench seating (heated for an additional fee). This deck is optimal for entertaining with a grill, bar and a mounted flat screen television. If your group needs to spread out there is a staircase to access the huge upper deck. On the upper deck you will find a large sectional sofa, table to seat 4 and another mounted flat screen television. These outdoor spaces allow for all day use from breakfast to dinner to watching your favorite sporting event. No need to worry about a rainy day here, you can still enjoy the great outdoors.

The second floor has two large bedrooms and a full size laundry room. The first suite includes two queen beds, double vanity private bathroom, and a small balcony with seating. The second suite on this floor showcases a king bed, a daybed with trundle, huge double vanity private bath, and access to the upper deck. On the third floor you will find a large bunk room with two twin bunks, twin with trundle, and a large private double vanity bathroom with bathtub. The bunk-room has plenty of entertaining space for lounging, watching television or playing games. Between the bunk room and the private pool the kids will never want to leave the house.

*Dune Side Haven is only a six minute walk to the public beach access where you can spend the day in the beautiful sun, white sand and emerald waters of Blue Mountain Beach.

*Bon Fires on the beach is an all time favorite. Can be done personally with a permit, or with a company to take all the worries out of the evening. Names of these companies will be provided.

*Within a three minute walk to restaurants, pubs, Blue Mountain Creamery, Health/Nutrition Store and bike rentals.


First Floor:

- Dining Area with Seating for 6 plus 5 at the kitchen island

- Gourmet Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

- Living Room with 55" HDTV

- Master Bedroom: King bed with private bathroom (pack n play)

- Half bathroom

Second Floor:

- Master bedroom: King bed, daybed with trundle, private bathroom and private balcony with access to lower deck

- Guest Bedroom: Two Queen beds, private bathroom and private balcony

- Full-Sized Laundry Room

Third Floor:

- Bunkroom: Two twin bunks, twin with trundle, private bathroom with bathtub


- Private Wading Pool (Can be heated for additional fee)

- Satellite - Direct TV

- Smart TV's in all bedrooms and main living space

- Washer/Dryer

- 4 Covered Porches

- Outdoor Shower

- 6 Minute Walk to Public Beach Access with Showers and Bathrooms (Parking Available)

- Walking Distance to restaurants, bike rentals, Health Food Store and Blue Mountain Creamery

- Close Proximity to Seaside, Destin and Panama City

- Gated Community Park/Green Space for the kids to run around


• A 50% Advance Deposit is due at the time of booking.

• Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date.

• With the exception of a cancellation fee, deposits are fully refundable if cancellations are given 60 days prior to arrival date.

• We accept e-checks or credit cards.

• Check-In begins at 4:00PM CST. If available, an early check-in may be requested for an additional fee.

• Check-Out is by 10:00AM CST. If available, a late check-out may be requested for an additional fee.

• Must Be 25 Or Older To Rent. We have a strict family only policy. No exceptions.

Property Type

House 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

* Maximum occupancy 16 *Non Smoking Only* *Must be 25 or older to rent


DVD Player Satellite / Direct TV


Adventure Family Luxury Sports and Activities

Tourist Attractions


Dining Area Dining Room Restaurants near by


Air Conditioning Internet Parking (3 vehicles)

Washer/Dryer Iron & Board Hair Dryer

Linens Provided Towels Provided Heating

Kitchen Extra's

Toaster Coffee Maker Keurig

Blender Dishes / Utensils Pots & Pans / Baking Dishes


Balcony Deck / Patio


Private Wading Pool (optional heating $20 per day plus tax)

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Blue Mountain Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Strictly a family rental only.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1/2 bath main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Daybed with trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , twin with trundle
  • All bedrooms have flat screen mounted HDTV Smart televisions, walk in closets, and private bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
*Strict no pet policy* *Family rentals only* *Parties not allowed* *Parking for 3 vehicles* (stairs at public beach access)


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Beautiful New Home, first floor master, pvt pool, 2 min drive, 6 min walk-beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Amazing, Warm Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at Dune Side Haven! It was everything that we expected and more. The home was warm and inviting with a perfect decorative touch. We had 11 people for our family vacation and it slept perfectly. It is a short walk to the beach, Blue Mountain Creamery, a great local bakery, bike rental, sundries, store, etc....

Arisa, the owner, was accommodating and more than helpful in a couple of situations where we needed assistance. Not only do we look forward to returning but, will gladly refer friends and family. Lovely home! Lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best beach house ever

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the perfect beach house vacation spot. New house, beautifully decorated with fine furniture and decor. Spacious rooms for my family to spread out comfortably with kids. Covered back patios were enjoyed for time away from sun and out of rain. The private park was great for sand art, giant bubbles, relays and safe play. The owner was great to oversee our stay and welcome us graciously into her home and attend to our needs that arose. Would love to go back again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Sara! We are so happy to hear our home was the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy your Blue Mountain Beach vacation. We hope you will choose Dune Side Haven again for your next family gathering. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Aresa and David Gocke
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My family and friends were very pleased by seeing how beautiful and comfortable the house is!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to get to this house and find everything so clean and well organized. The kitchen and all the rooms are beautifully decorated and well equipped with all the needed items. This house is in a very convenient location, very close to the beach, stores near by, and the area is not crowded. Aresa the owner is very helpful in providing information and answering phone calls in a kind and professional manner. We had lots of fun and we definitely recommend it to others!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our home! Thank you for your great review. Would love to have you back soon. Aresa and David Gocke
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Aresa was wonderful. She was responsive to my questions in a timely manner. She even got us a pack n play for my daughter. The pictures don't to justice to the house. The space was perfect for our extended family vacation. The wadding pool was perfect, in the shade away from the hot sun :) Highly recommend Aresa's home. Would stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tejal, We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the wonderful review. We would love to host your family again anytime! Take care Aresa and David Gocke
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Imaculately kept, lovely beach home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed in Dune Side Haven for our family vacation from 6/9/18-6/16/18. It was the perfect fit for our family. Each couple had a bedroom and the children all stayed upstairs in the bunk room.

Upon arrival, I noticed how clean and fresh the home was. It may sound a little funny, but this was the first beach rental I have ever stayed in that did not smell the least bit musty. The home is well laid out and very functional. Everything we needed for cooking large family meals was available in the kitchen. The linens were nice quality and the beds were all very comfortable. You can tell that the owners take a lot of pride in their rental home. The owner, Aresa, was very easy to work with and was incredibly communicative. She even sent me a beach conditions report halfway through our stay.

We location was very convenient as it is only a few feet off 30A. We visited Destin and Seaside on our trip and both were easy to get to from the house. We walked to the nearby shops but never walked to the beach as we had several small children with us. Renting a golf cart was more efficient for our family.

I cannot recommend Dune Side Haven enough. We will definitely book it on our next trip to Santa Rosa.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristy, thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay! We would love to host you again on your next trip. Take care Aresa and David Gocke
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Gorgeous home and great owner to work with

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Destin area for 25+ years. This is by far my favorite home we have rented. Beautifully decorated (designer could give Joanna Gaines a run for her money), tons of room, and extremely well stocked. Aresa is wonderful to work with and her attention to detail is second to none. Beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, beach toys, games, full size shampoo/conditioner and soap in every bathroom, and a completely stocked kitchen including tons of pots and pans, dishware and spices. Outdoor areas are fantastic with comfy deck furniture and televisions. Privacy while outside and view is minimal as the neighbors are very close, but we had no issues. We rented a golf cart which made travel to and from the beach and restaurants very easy and lots of fun. 30A has become my favorite location in the Destin area with lots of cute shops and restaurants and much more manageable traffic and crowds. I highly recommend this home and look forward to hopefully coming back in the future! Thank you Aresa!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina, thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay. Our goal is to make you feel at home in our home! 30A quickly became our favorite area as well. I'm hoping the privacy panel on the left and the outdoor curtains on the right (can be pulled together) along with the plantings give guest some privacy, while enjoying the outdoor space. We would love to have you back in the near future! Take care Aresa and David Gocke
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Credit Cards accepted, E-checks and Cashiers Checks are accepted as well.
No student groups - Must be 25 years of age, no exceptions - Family rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.