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Aquarius - Ocean View/Private Beach Access, Dune Allen Beach, Hwy 30a

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bonus 5th + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

A charming, completely renovated beach house with direct private beach access. Aquarius offers four distinctively decorated guest bedrooms and one bonus sleeping room. The house has both ocean and lakeside views furnished with modern and beachside decor. This enchanting house offers a wide variety of things to do, from sunbathing to fishing to just plain relaxing. Relax in style, sinking your feet into the white sands outside your house. Relax in comfort with your separate bedroom, kitchen and outdoor screened porch facing the Gulf of Mexico. Relax in the natural beauty of Dune Allen Beach.

This is not just an ocean view property – you walk directly onto a 100 foot private, connected boardwalk from the back door to the beach, no roads or special walkovers. Brand new beachside deck with comfortable bench overlooking the surf and beautiful sunsets allows you direct ocean viewing while kids play in sand and waves of beautiful Gulf. With this direct beach access, you can easily walk directly to/from the beach making the entire beach vacation unique. No more carrying beach items to/from the beach each day or long walks to cart the kids to lunch or bathroom. You can come and go to the beach at your leisure.

Why rent Aquarius?

* Direct beach access with ocean view - see and hear waves from back screened porch. Located on Dune Allen Beach.

* Totally Renovated - All new furniture, bathrooms, bedding, etc.

* Reasonable Price - Half price when compared to full ocean front homes

* Air Conditioning - Unique ductless wall units in each room for much cleaner cool air

* Uncrowded private Dune Allen Beach

* Private Home - No condo building or loud neighbors

* Location - South of 30A on bike path and nearby restaurants

* High Speed Wireless Internet

This is the dawning of Aquarius. Totally renovated from top to bottom, we simply designed our beach home with the absolute best for our guests: granite countertops, hardwood floors throughout, and chic new bathrooms right down to the Hansgrophe fixtures. Newly and beautifully furnished throughout, the impeccably designed Aquarius presents views of both the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and coastal dune lake, Oyster Lake. With sliding glass doors in each room, Aquarius is full of southern light, and talk about amenities, each of the four upstairs bedrooms wouldn't be complete without their very own 32' flat screen televisions. The family room, also fit with a flat screen tv, boasts a sound system to boot. A screened porch leads onto the private boardwalk with direct and easy beach access. Your family or friends will enjoy a bonus room and bath accessible through the downstairs carport. Aquarius is conveniently located across from Scenic 30A's picturesque bike path, and is centrally located on beautiful Dune Allen Beach. Let the sunshine in on your family vacation in Aquarius, a fabulous beach home for a fabulous vacation!

There is another VRBO listing, 712318, for our house from our management company, Dune Allen Realty. This VRBO listing is directly with us.

Note on security: We don't conduct any bookings or payment directly through the VRBO website or ask for any payment electronically sent or wire transfer. We do not book online reservations directly on VRBO. If you make an online booking request, VRBO will charge your credit card immediately before our approval. Please contact me at 303-885-0107 on any booking questions.

Bathrooms - On main floor

* Granite Counter Top

* Floor to Ceiling tile throughout floor and shower

* Large Size Shower with Euro Glass Shower Doors

* Glass Block Window for natural lighting


* Large Granite Counter Tops

* Fully stocked kitchen

* New Refrigerator

* Dishwasher

* Large Sliding glass doors with view to lake and ocean

* Hardwood Floors

* Bar Stools


* Furniture - Night Stands, Head Boards, Chests

* Designer Bed coverlets and skirts

* Air Conditioning with Anti-Allergy filters

* Hardwood floors with decorator rugs

* 32' Flat Screen TVs

Family Room

* Hardwood Floors

* Furniture - Couches, End-Tables, Coffee Table

* Sleeper Sofa

* Large Sliding glass doors with view to lake and ocean

* Large Flat Screen TV with SEC Network, 65" Flat Screen in high definition

* Sound System/Speakers

Utility Room

* Washer and Dryer


* Ductless Air Conditioner - Control cooling/heat in each room individually with Anti-Allergy filters

* Large parking area - two spaces under house, six spaces in front of house

* Extensive Landscaping including palm trees and natural grasses

* Whole House Audio/Video Distribution Systems - TV in every upstairs room

* High Speed Wireless Internet Access

* Cable TV with premium channels

* House Telephone

* Separate area for grilling - Weber Charcoal grill is provided

* Screened back porch

* New outdoor Wicker furniture - Two loveseats, two chairs and table.

* Located on the 30-A bike path

* Close to fine dining and shopping

Four Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms - Four bedrooms/Two Baths are located on the main level. The fifth bonus sleeping room and third bathroom are located on the ground level outside the main level of the house. The fifth bedroom and third bathroom are accessed from the outside. You have to walk outside, across the carport to access the third bathroom from the bonus sleeping room.


Bedroom #1 - Queen

Bedroom #2 - Queen

Bedroom #3 - Two Twins

Bedroom #4 - Queen

Bonus sleeping room (Ground Level) - Full Bed

Family Room has Sofa Sleeper

Keywords: Private House, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Grayton, Water Color,30A, Ocean Front,30-A, Direct Beach Access, Blue Mountain, C30A

More Details

Kurt Lacy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Kurt Lacy

Thank you for the opportunity to describe our house. We completed a total renovation. The entire house has been updated. Please contact me on my cell phone anytime at 303-885-0107.

Kurt Lacy purchased this house in 2010

Why Kurt Lacy chose Beaches of South Walton

Direct beach access - This house has direct beach access to one of the world's best white sandy beaches. We own 20 feet of direct ocean front property from our house all the way into the ocean. There are houses partially in front of our house. We have direct views of the ocean between other houses. You can walk directly out the back of the house on the boardwalk of 100 feet and drop your feet directly into the sandy beach. This house is 150 feet from the ocean water. We have been going on family vacations with our family for 25 years in this area. Highway C-30A is a world renowned area with fine dining, shopping, and entertainment close by at Seaside, Florida.

What makes this house unique

Water Views - Every room upstairs has a balcony and view of water. This house has a very unique design with large sliding glass doors in every room upstairs.

Ocean Access/Views -You can walk directly out the back of the house on the walkway of 100 feet and drop your feet directly into the sandy beach. This house is 150 feet from the ocean water.

Activities - Tons of activities for the kids and places to visit.

Beach - The beaches of South Walton have unspoiled sugary white sands and sparkling water. The water temperature in the summer can reach over 75 degrees. The average annual temperature is 70 degrees.

Completely renovated house - Everything has been updated. We keep our house updated and very well maintenance, year after year.

Unique Ocean Decor - Aquarius has a very unique ocean feel with pastel colors, colorful rugs, pastel bedspreads and upgraded furniture.

Screened Porch - Our family really enjoys the enclosed screened in porch where you can eat outside or just relax at night.


Dune Allen Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Updated with euro glass door and granite counter top.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Updated with euro glass door and granite counter top.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New tile and fixtures, ground level, accessible outside only
  • The main level has two completely updated bathrooms. Tile shower, Euro glass door, floor tile, new toilet, new glass block window, new granite counter tops, and new fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Sleeping room on ground floor, outside.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three queen beds upstairs, Double Beds (1) One full size in the ground level bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom with two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa has a full size sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bathrooms * Granite Counter Top * Tile throughout floor and shower * Large Tile Shower * Euro Glass Shower Doors * Hansgrohe bathroom fixtures * Ginger Lights * Mirror * Air Conditioning * Toto Dual Flush Toilet * Glass Shelves and towel rack * Paint Kitchen * Granite Counter Tops * eGranite Sink * Disposal * Solid Core Door * Refrigerator * Lighting * Air Conditioning * Hardwood Floors * Bar Stools * Kitchen Table * Facet * Paint Bedrooms * Furniture - Night Stands, Head Boards, Chests * Bed coverlets and skirts * Paint * Solid Core Door * Blinds * Air Conditioning with Anti-Allergy filters * Closets * Lighting * 32' Flat Screen TVs * Hardwood Floors * Company C rugs Family Room * Hardwood Floors * Furniture - Coaches, End-Tables, Coffee Table * Sleeper Sofa * Lighting * Company C Rug * Doors * Blinds * Paint * Flat Screen TV * Sound System/Speakers House * Ductless Air Conditioner - Control cooling/heat in each room


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Aquarius - Ocean View/Private Beach Access, Dune Allen Beach, Hwy 30a
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
midland texas

Five Star Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Santa Rosa Beach for over 20 years and have stayed at numerous properties that were all considered "gulf front" and therefore paid quite a bit more for my week's stay. This is the first time that I have stayed at a property that was "gulf view". This house is a true treasure. Completely renovated, this property is the first beach house I have stayed in that feels more like a home than a house. It is cozy and very accommodating. The kitchen has everything you could imagine and the beds are extremely comfortable. I also liked the fact that each room has its own air control. I spent a great deal of my time on the screened in back porch. Obviously, the owners have gone to a great deal of time and effort to make this beach house comfortable for their renters. I would definitely stay in Aquarius again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed a full week at the property. This was the absoulte best location for the price. I have come to this area with my family for the last five years and this year, we decided to pay a little extra to be closer to the beach. The house was perfect and beautifully updated. The decor was tasteful with wonderful artwork in every room. The kitchen and bathrooms were beautiful with granite and had plenty of space for groceries and personal hygeine items. There were plenty of towels, wash cloths, kitchen towels, cookware and untensils. Every room had its own air conditioning unit and this was wonderful. The property was great for elderly visitors. The boardwalk leading to the beach was short and easily traversed. Some of the houses on the beach have two or more flights of steps, making them rather inconvenient. The online pictures and description were accurate. It clearly states that the downtown, outside bedroom is across the carport, so this was expected and was not a problem. We had no issues with the property worth mentioning and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan on returning next year hoping this property will be available.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

I rarly place reviews on websites, but I truly believe this property deserves a better review. The house was decorated nicley, the furniture was comfortable and had plenty of room for the family. Whichever room you were in, you always had a great view either the beach or oyster lake. Each bedroom was decorated differently and each room had there own balconies, once again with great views! The bed we slept on was nice and comfortable with plenty of linens, I also was told by other family members there beds were comfortable too. We loved how each room has its own climate control settings. .The kitchen has nice granite countertop and plenty of space to cook. The bathroom showers were updated and had plenty of space to move around in. The bathroom was shared by 4 of us and we did not seem to have a problem finding a place to put our towels, shampoos soaps and so on. In my opinion the property was not misrepresented, if you read the full descriptions and look at photos you will get a pretty good ideal what the property offers. Our family really enjoyed the screend in patio at night just relaxing and listening to the waves. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and would rent this property in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The property was a bit misrepresented in that the 5th bedroom is actually a cinder block room off the carport that looks like it used to be a storage room. Therefore when the website states "bathroom just across", they don't tell you that the person staying in that room has to actually cross the carport outside to use the bathroom. At night, if you plan to lock up the house for safety, the person in this ground floor room is locked out & must call someone or knock to get into the house. The person a cant just easily run to their room cuz it's up the steep stairway to the house. The only benefit to this is that you can trow the family member out there who always has to step out to smoke. Also, some websites lead you to believe this home is right on the beach. It actually is one row back and so view is blocked by houses. This doesn't work well when you have elderly family who just want to watch the kids on the beach.

Secondly, the TVs in the house, though all had cable, only ran off universal remote setups. With this, if you changed channels in your room you changed everyone else's channels too, sending everyone in the house on a hunt wondering who changed their channel. Dumb.

Thirdly, tho the bathrooms looked nice & updated, it didn't have space for everyones bathroom stuff. It included one SMALL shelf in the shower for soap, but not a very big bottle or it bends enough to make you think it will break. There are no hooks for loofas, rags, more than one bath towel, or even a hand towel...very annoying.

Fourthly, the home is not soundproof. You can hear all conversations & tv shows going on in the living area... But don't think about drowning out the sound with your bedroom tv because you will change their channel too.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sincerely sorry you didn't have a good time at our house. I do understand your comments and will try to address the items you stated. We have spent a lot of energy, time, and money fixing the house up for people to enjoy, so we are disappointed you did not experience a good time at the house. 1.Refer to picture 14 to see an actual picture of bedroom #5. The description on picture 14 states “Bedroom #5 on the lower level with a private bathroom in the room across.” In the description of the house it states the following for Bedroom #5 “Bedroom #5 (Ground Level) – Full”. It is located on the ground level off the main level of the house. It has a window, air conditioning, a brand new full size bed, a night stand, and is painted a lavender color. It is separate from the main floor of the house. 2.The person sleeping in that bedroom can use a key to enter the house at night. The person sleeping in that room has access to the bathroom on the ground level. 3.It clearly states in the description of the house on VRBO numerous times that this is a partial ocean front home. Specifically, it states the following in the description the following “Partial Ocean Front House on Dune Allen Beach.”, “* Partial Ocean Front - direct beach access, see and hear waves from back porch”, and “* Reasonable Price - Half price when compared to full ocean front homes.” The last point is a key point – similar full ocean front homes cost double the price. 4. The house TVs and stereo system are controlled by a whole house video and audio distribution system. For people not familiar with a whole house video and audio system, it can be initially confusing. This is why we have a complete description of the system on the welcome letter located on the Refrigerator and in the house guide. There are two cable boxes available for the house to share channels. 5. The bathrooms have a granite counter top with space for guests. There are two towel bars and a shelf and a cabinet with three shelves and a drawer. In the shower, there is a corner shelf that is 8 inches x 8 inches. It is difficult to place a large full size bottle in the shelf. You might have to place them on the floor. 6. We went to great effort to sound proof the house. Each internal wall has insulation to buffer sound. All bedrooms have full solid wood doors. Please know that we in no way intended to misrepresent anything and have worked extremely hard to make our house enjoyable for our guests.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Dune Allen Realty
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Place Restaurant/Shopping Area
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Turn off from HW 98
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Stinky's Fish Camp Restaurant
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Publix Grocery Store
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Frost Bites
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Donut Hole Restaurant
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Big Daddy's Bike and Beach Sports
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Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
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Shrimpers Seafood Market
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Elmo's Restaurant

Direct Beach access.


Rates & Availability

Dune Allen Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 21 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
early fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Service Fee $320 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Dune Allen is our management company located across the street. They can provide you a direct quote and answer any additional questions. They are available directly during your stay for any needs like more towels, maintenance, etc. They have been serving customers for over 50 years. They can be reached at 850-267-2121.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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