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Large 3/4.5 Beach Home (sleeps like 4 BDRM) w/Comforts Of Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,880 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

3+ BR/4.5 BA W/2nd Den W/Sleeping Area (Sleeps 12)

Two story Sandy Pearl Cottage has an open family room, dining room, and kitchen for great family and friend gatherings. There is plenty of space to relax via family rooms on both floors with space for everyone's comfort. Each floor has its own master suite. There are two screened first floor porches, two open air balconies, and beautiful amenities to enjoy. Features of the home include granite throughout, heart of pine floors in living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, tiled baths, cable TV, WiFi, ceiling fans in all sleeping areas, gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. With a home away from home atmosphere Sandy Pearl Cottage is a great place for that special vacation with family and friends.

The first floor features a master bedroom which has a private bath with a huge glass shower, jetted tub, double vanities, two queen beds, flat screen TV, and reading area. The second bedroom features a queen size bed, with private bath with shower, intimate screened porch with Adriondack chairs. The first floor bedrooms are connected by a family room with a flat screen television, daybed sleeping area with two twin beds, private bath with double vanities and shower. The full size laundry is on the first floor.

The second floor master suite contains a king size bed, flat screen TV, large desk for your enjoyment or any work tasks and a master bath designed to relax and refresh the soul. The master bathroom has a large separate glass shower, jetted tub, double vanities and plenty of space to relax. The master is a spacious retreat to kick back and enjoy the beautiful view of the preserve behind the house.

The gourmet kitchen is spacious, warm, and inviting with stainless steel appliances and craftsman style finishes. There is plenty of cabinet and counter space to entertain family and friends. The spacious pantry connects the kitchen bar area with the dining room. The dining table seats six comfortably with an eat in bar seating four more. The family room is stylish and is the center of the home with a half bath for guests who take advantage of the sleeper sofa. The family room has comfortable seating with two balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Sandy Pearl Cottage is located in Cypress Dunes which is a gated community on the beach side of 30A at the west end. Cypress Dunes is nestled between Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Gulf of Mexico. We do not have direct access to the beach because of the astonishingly beautiful but protected State Park dunes. The beach access is a short bike ride or drive away. This John Willis neighborhood has walking trails, tennis courts, a huge infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, fitness center, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and spectacular views from the pool deck and upper level deck.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

We are married with three grown children and love to vacation at the beach.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Dune Allen Beach

Our family has been vacationing west of 30A for 28 years and came to this area one time 25 years ago. A friend mentioned looking in the area and we immediately knew this was what we wanted. We wanted a unique area to have a quiet vacation with things to do that are close by. The beach and the emerald color water attracted us to this area. Cypress Dunes offered everything we were looking for and is the only place we found that immediately felt like home.

What makes this cottage unique

The infinity pool & workout room overlooking the Gulf, hot tub, walking trails, green space, and tennis courts. Workouts are much more enjoyable overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!

There is as much to do as you would like or as little to do as you would like.


Dune Allen Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2880 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st Floor Master Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor Family Rm area
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 2nd Floor hallway
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Floor Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
  • All baths feature granite counter tops, tile showers and floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Floor Master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1st Floor Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st Floor Bdrm
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1st Floor Family Rm w/daybed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Large 3/4.5 Beach Home (sleeps like 4 BDRM) w/Comforts Of Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay with all the comforts of home and then some. The house is so well equipped with all you need for a week vacation. The photos on the website don't do this house justice.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and letting us know we may need to take some new pictures to post. We're glad you had a great time and we look forward to having you return. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Sincerely, Tom & Donna
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United States


  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at this property and once again I have to say how amazing everything was.

The owners have done an amazing job suppling the house with everything you would ever need and more. Also the property grounds are in perfect condition all the time.

I will continue to use this property everytime I can. the house is amazing, the area is great, but the best thing about it is how the owners of it have truly dedicated themselves to be great and deliver an outstanding product.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your input and the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Thanks again for the repeat business and we hope to have you back again. Sincerely, Tom & Donna
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First family of 4 vacation

  • 5 of 5

Incredible house and location! Love the gated community setting and pool access. 30a is definately a diamond in the rough! Beaches are beautiful and love the local establishments vs chain places too! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gated community, pools, workout room, and hot tub over looking the beach are favorites. The beach is beautiful and proximity to the beach is good. 30A has great one of a kind restaurants and plenty to do. We hope to see you next year.
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Atlanta GA

Perfect AAA

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect!!!!

The owners have done a marvelous job ensuring that it has everything that you would ever need to have a home away from home. The house is 100 times better in person than what the pictures already show.

As far as the community Is also great, two pools one of them overseeing the gulf. The walk/ride/drive to the beach is also amazing it will take you no time to have access to the amazing Gulf of Mexico sandy beaches.

But the most important thing that I feel I need to highlight is how amazing the owners were to deal with. From answering every question I had to reacting to small requests. They were always there promptly and efficiently.

I will use this house everything I come down to 30A not only for the amazing beautiful home, the amazing beaches, the location but also for the OWNERS

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rony, Thank you so much for your gracious review of our home. We are so happy you guys enjoyed it. Congratulations and thanks so much for sending the beautiful engagement pictures. It was picture perfect. Thank you again and we appreciate your input and welcome any suggestions you may have. Sincerely, Tom & Donna
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great house and community pool! A bit inconvenient having to drive to beach. If community gets contract for direct access to beach, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we appreciate the good feedback. We're hoping for direct beach access and are happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope the wedding was beautiful. Sincerely, Donna
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Wisconsin/Kiwi Family

  • 5 of 5

The unseasonably cool weather during our stay was made up for by the comfort of this lovely home. With the sun shining we could escape the wind on one of the many outdoor decks. The location was close to great restaurants and shopping but far enough away to feel relaxed and isolated. The pool was gorgeous and the boys enjoyed it a lot.

It was a little disappointing to have to drive to the beach, however this was made up for by the quiet location.

Everything was beautifully presented, clean and we would love to come back some time.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Cypress Dunes is beside Topsail Hill State Park a unique place which includes almost three miles of Gulf frontage and has been held in trust by the state as a nature conservatory. One of the most pristine coastal areas with pure white sand and very high dunes.

The beautiful preserve includes two coastal lakes, Campbell and Morris. It is a lengthy walk in which you can enjoy the safe haven for the natural flora and fauna.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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