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50 Steps To The Beach & Large Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Private Pool, And Steps To The Beach

Location, Location, Location!

Large Private Pool and Beautiful Beach Only Footsteps Away!

Everyone knows that location is the key in real estate. It is also the key to having a great vacation. And there is no better location to enjoy the beautiful white sands of the Florida panhandle than at the beautiful, secluded, and peaceful Sunrise Beach subdivision in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

After spending many summer vacations in Santa Rosa Beach, our family recently purchased a beautiful vacation home at Sunrise Beach. We named the home “Rainbow Fish” – after the beautiful children’s book by Marcus Pfister.

Most importantly, Rainbow Fish is located approximately 50 steps from the beach! In addition, Rainbow Fish has a beautiful, large and private pool. Your day in paradise is already complete!

Inside, we have significantly renovated Rainbow Fish:

• The house -- both inside and outside -- was recently painted with bright colors;

• The house has gorgeous new hard wood floors throughout; and

• The kitchen was completely redone with a new counter-top, cabinets, appliances, and the Margaritaville Fiji Frozen Concoction Maker -- all ready for your enjoyment.

The first floor has a spacious living room with a new 55” LG TV and sofa sleeper, dining room, kitchen, and half-bathroom.

The second floor has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed; the second bedroom has a queen size bed; and the third bedroom has bunk beds and a sofa sleeper.

Connecting the master bedroom and the second bedroom is a beautiful porch: the perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee or read a book and relax during the day.

We sincerely hope that you contact us about a possible stay at Rainbow Fish. Feel free to call me – Omri if you have any questions at 314-401-2530 or email me at

Similar to the book, “The Rainbow Fish,” we look forward to sharing our beautiful vacation home with you and your family.

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Omri & Julie Praiss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Omri & Julie Praiss

My wife and I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful children. We also have two great dogs: Babe, a black lab, and Pablo, a puggle.

We live in St. Louis, Missouri, but love to vacation and create wonderful memories in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and especially at Rainbow Fish!

Omri & Julie Praiss purchased this house in 2014


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

50 Steps To The Beach & Large Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Jill M

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults +1 stayed at "Rainbow Fish" from August 13-August 20, 2016, and let's just say that we are ready to book another week and are having withdrawals from the sheer beauty of Santa Rosa Beach!

In years past, we have spent several summer vacations in the Seacrest Beach/Rosemary Beach area and found Santa Rosa Beach to be far more relaxing and much less crowded. The private beach area for this community was relaxing and peaceful and we always had ample space to set up our beach gear for the day! The home is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a day at the beach! The beach access was even closer than I had anticipated! We found the house to be clean, comfortable and well equipped for preparing our own meals! We did have a few meals out and there were plenty of places to choose from within a short distance. We also enjoyed the shops and bars that were within a short walking distance. My adult children loved that they could walk up and get a Pina Colada to take to the beach. I personally loved that there were so many bath towels, washcloths etc... with six adults many were used and we never came close to running out! We really appreciated that Rainbow Fish is pet friendly as we do like to travel with our Yorkies, although I must add that I saw no signs of pets in the house, which made us realize that this home is kept very clean. I would return to Rainbow Fish for another vacation in a heartbeat and highly recommend this home to anyone considering a trip to this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a great visit to Santa Rosa Beach! We enjoyed our stay at Rainbow Fish and would recommend it to others traveling to this area. During past stays, we have stayed at Rosemary Beach and Watercolor and we enjoyed the Sunrise Beach gated community and location. The beach was a very short walk from the house and was not too crowded. Our children, ages 11, 10 and 7, loved the pool! It is a good size and was a nice option for us when not at the beach. The owners of this home and the property management company they use are very responsive and eager to help. They made sure our stay was comfortable and that any problems or issues were resolved as quickly as possible. They home is very well maintained and comfortable. There are several restaurants within walking distance and there is a Walmart and Publix grocery store a short drive away. If you enjoy sightseeing and eating out in the nearby communities, Watercolor, Seaside and Rosemary Beach are a short drive away. My husband played tennis several mornings at Watercolor resort, a 15 minute drive, for a small fee. We definitely recommend Rainbow Fish and the Sunrise Beach community!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Rainbow Fish! It was such a convenient location to everything, the walk to the beach was even shorter than I had thought. The pool made the trip for us. :). We will for sure stay there again I would give 5 stars. Thanks for letting us stay we had a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved Rainbow Fish! This home has it's own private pool that seemed much bigger than others in the area. Plus, it is literally steps to the beach - no busy roads to cross - just a simple walk out the front door. The home is very well equipped and spacious. This was our first visit to Santa Rosa Beach and we loved the area. The location of this home is perfect as it's in a private gated community in a quiet area. However, everything you need is close by (restaurants, grocery, ice cream!) and also a short drive to Sandestin and Seaside! We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Lanier, Georgia

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We adore Rainbow Fish! It was perfect for our family of four. The owners have done an amazing job of making the beach home comfortable and family friendly. I love that they have the children's book, "Rainbow Fish" in the living room which we read multiple times before bed. We loved the large porch with rocking chairs, and we could hardly keep the kids out of the pool. We loved the proximity to the beach and restaurants and stores nearby. We can't wait to stay at Rainbow Fish again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Rainbow Fish! We loved the decor! Very well equipped! Our kids loved the pool and the variety of board games! The location of this home was perfect. It is within walking distance to restaurants/shopping. The home is also in a gated community and just a few steps to the beach! We've stayed at many rentals over the years and yours is by far the best! Thanks again and we plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dune Allen Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $23 + Tax
Processing $145 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

If you are bringing a pet, there will be an additional non-refundable $150 fee.

We require 50% down at the time of booking and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Dune Allen Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1735 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • Rainbow Fish also has a sleeper sofa in the living area
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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