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About Time on 30A~4 Beach Front KING SUITES w balconies ~6 SMART TVs~Sunset view

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

ON Beach! 4 King suites w beach balconies (2masters), 6 Tw, QSofabed, Panoramic

"About time on 30A" is located directly on quiet Dune Allen beach. Breathtaking view, no matter what the weather. ALL 4 BEDROOMS DIRECTLY FACE THE GULF, with furnished private balconies. You don't have to cross a busy highway to get to the beach or go use your restroom. This is a very quiet, family oriented area, not close to public parking or public beaches. The home is very open and spacious with 3000 sq ft living space. All the rooms are extra large, including 2 MASTER KING SUITES with 2 master bathrooms. Both floors have high ceilings, a feature that is comfortable with a large group in one home.

A portion of your rental fee is donated to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, providing much needed professional services to local abused children.

Other features worth noting:

* two story home directly on the white sandy beach

* generously equipped open kitchen has full beach view to watch the kids on the beach while preparing meals

* additional 1000 sq ft of direct beachfront balcony deck space, (not including staircase and shower deck landings), with zero obstructions in view. No better beach view in all of northwest Florida!

* Balconies are perfect for quiet morning coffee, peaceful evening wine, and watching the kids play in the sand and surf all day. They also provide the perfect beach experience for those guests who prefer to enjoy it at a distance, in the shade, but still enjoy being with the crew.

* all 4 King bedrooms directly face the beach, each with private, furnished, covered balconies, all with private bathrooms and smart TVs

* two large master suites with king beds have luxurious master bathrooms including a Jacuzzi tub. One master is on the main floor, perfect for multi-generational family reunions with grandparents who need to minimize climbing stairs

* bonus bunk room upstairs (essentially a 5th bedroom) has beautiful panoramic lake view of Oyster Lake. The lake is steps from the front driveway, one of the rare few coastal dune lakes in all the world. This room includes 4 twins as bunks, and a new queen trundle style sofa bed, game table (for cards, puzzles, board games), wet bar, coffee maker, mini fridge, flat screen tv, selection of novels, plus plenty of extra storage drawers.

* both master suites have convenient writing desks for those who have to do a little bit of quiet work to help pay for these gorgeous vacations.

* one of the 3 upstairs bedrooms is especially suited for young families, with a king + 2 twins as bunks, perfect for those small children who need to sleep close to mom and dad but mom and dad still have their own bed, or for that group of guests who enjoy all those late night giggly gab fests in bed

* additional half bath conveniently located on main floor

* home is situated on quiet section of beach, not close to main public access which insures always ample front row space at the surf, just a few steps from the home. You're not walking down some boardwalk or climbing a sand dune or walking between houses or across the street or through some hot parking lot, or waiting on an elevator to get to the beach. You are right there. So easy to run back and forth into house for drinks, restroom, or to start dinner, etc. So convenient to carry towels, toys, snacks to the surf.

* ceiling fans in every room

* free high speed WiFi reaches to the beach - yes, it's that close, but unplugging is highly recommended...Until time for that perfect family/group/couples sunset photo on an uncrowded, pristine beach! Do pack the selfie sticks! There are no better beach backdrops in all of northwest Florida for those priceless portraits.

* exceptional EXTRAS suitable for large groups including :

- 6 flat screen cable TVs all with Tivo recording and smart audio and video streaming from your favorite accounts like Netflix, HBOGo, Pandora, and Spotify

- 6 DVD players with a huge library of DVD movies

- 40 inch TV in great room with chromecast and device mirror imaging features

- bluetooth soundbar to listen to your favorite playlist from your own device

- both a Keurig 2.0 and traditional 12 cup programmable coffee makers, plus extra thermal carafe and electric kettle

- 2 four slice toasters plus a toaster oven

- smoothie maker and standard blender

- large electric griddle

- quesadilla maker

- crock pot, 3 stock pots, plus generous supply of large serving dishes, pitchers, pots and pans for feeding a large crew

- 2 refrigerators downstairs, one with ice maker, plus mini fridge upstairs

-Booster seat high chair and Graco Pack N Play Crib

- substantial DVD collection, but Red Box is only 2 blocks away at Tom Thumb convenience store

- 2 electric pumps for your inflatables

- outdoor grill with full selection of BBQ tools

- large closets, plenty of hagers and drawer space

- full length mirrors in every bedroom, nice to make sure everything is tucked in before heading to the beach

- every bathroom has extra hair dryers and each has magnified mirror, convenient for contact wearers

- crab net and flashlight

- sand castle toys

- pre-wired audio hookup provided to play your favorite playlist on the stereo in the great room

- ample parking for at least 6 vehicles or more, highly uncommon in vacation rentals

- extra large lot, lots of space between neighbors

* private outdoor shower to conveniently rinse sand and salt water

* optimal area lighting allows for exceptional stargazing contrasted with the beautiful Destin night skyline in the distance, another unique rarity!

* two outdoor tables on the spacious deck with seating for 8..... Beautiful sunset view for dinners cooked at home, or a relaxing drinks, or special dessert

* stunning unobstructed panoramic sunset view also while dining indoors as well, with tables seating for 12 and long bar seating for 6, for a total of 18!

* bedding includes 4 kings, 6 twins as bunks, comfy trundle style Queen sectional sofa bed, for a total bed sleeping of 16 plus a Graco Pack N Play

* popular restaurants, Stinky's and Vue are literally within walking distance on the beach, beautiful at sunset, each about a half mile down the beach. But even a frozen pizza on your own balcony is the exact same view as at the gourmet restaurant.

* 19 mile Timpoochi Trail bike path right out front, connected to miles of gorgeous trails, perfect for off beach jogging or bike rentals fun

* salt water surf fishing out back, fresh water/ brackish lake fishing out front. So unique!

* You will love being tucked away in a small community away from the traffic of Destin, with a convenient downsized Walmart (we call it "Smallmart') less than 5 miles away to easily run get something. They stay well stocked with everything. Don't waste your precious vacation spending hours daily in Destin traffic. It is well worth the little extra drive to get here. (but don't tell anyone else our secret.)

* Popular touristy communities like Seaside are just a few miles down the road. Fun to visit, shop and dine, but you will enjoy leaving the crowds returning to your quiet stretch of paradise.

Note: this home is enjoyed personally by the owners as well, and they graciously provide many extras that are not typically available in the common sparsely accommodated vacation rental. They genuinely want their guests to make fantastic memories in their beautiful home, just as they have for decades with their own family on the beach. While the property is professionally managed, the owners are meticulous about the upkeep, with high standards. Guests truly get the the best of both worlds. Professional top quality management and on- site service, plus all the luxurious owners' special touches.

This home is well stocked..... Making a huge difference in the comfort level of your entire group.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary, owner of ABOUT TIME ON 30A
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2018

About Mary, owner of ABOUT TIME ON 30A

Like you, we have been VRBO travelers for years with our own family of 3 rowdy sons (now grown, still rowdy). We KNOW what it is like to not have enough towels, forks, or light bulbs in a vacation rental home. We know it can be the little things that make a vacation either a fond memory or extremely stressful. We always love to hear from our guests, but if you do not absolutely love your stay here, immediately let us know.

It is our wish that you and your loved ones enjoy our home as much as we do, and make great memories that last much longer than the tan lines.

Mary, owner of ABOUT TIME ON 30A purchased this house in 2015

Why Mary, owner of ABOUT TIME ON 30A chose Dune Allen Beach

We LOVE this view and the relaxed community and the natural surroundings. Real estate along scenic highway 30A is a premium. We hope to generate enough rental income to afford us to one day perhaps retire here. In the meantime, we will continue to have our family visit us here, as they all love this magical beach, too. We are crazy about the playful dolphins.

What makes this house unique

We have contracted the very best property management in the area for our guests, as they are very hospitable and experienced, and will assist you with anything during your stay with utmost expediency. One unique aspect of this home is that the kids' get a great view from their beds as well, as the bonus bunk room has a great panoramic view of Oyster Lake, just opposite the beach.

The 4 balconies, living area, dining area, and kitchen all have great views for those guests not out on the beach to still be able to enjoy watching those down in the sand. The open, spacious home is simply comfortable and convenient.


Dune Allen Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , downstairs master bath walkin shower, separate jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs master bath walkin shower, large garden tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , private bathroom with bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , private bathroom with bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , downstairs general powder room
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , on stairs landing on beach
  • All bathrooms include towels, magnifying makeup mirrors, 1-2 hair dryers each, 1 toilet paper roll, 2 soap bars
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront master suite downstairs, balcony, bath, desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Oceanfront master suite upstairs, balcony, bath, desk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Oceanfront with balcony and private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Oceanfront Queen with 2 twins as bunks, with balcony & bath
    Gameroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Lakefront game room w/Queen sleeper sofa & 4 Twins as bunks
  • 1. ground floor master suite with King bed, with master bath 2. upstairs master suite with King bed, with master bath 3. Bedroom with King bed, with private bath 4. family bedroom with a Queen and 2 Twins as bunks, with private bath bonus: game room with 4 Twins as bunks and Queen sleeper sofa 5. Pack n Play Crib is included in the rental All 4 bedrooms have private baths with tubs and showers and furnished, covered, private balconies.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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About Time on 30A~4 Beach Front KING SUITES w balconies ~6 SMART TVs~Sunset view
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Location cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at About Time! Plenty of space and perfect layout for our 2 families (2 couples, 4 kids, 2 babies, and a nanny). The beach is gorgeous and literally right down the stairs. Many houses on 30A that are beachfront are still 50 yards of boardwalk away over the dunes - not this place! Literally only complaint, and maybe it's just the management company policy to toss them when they clean, is there were no spices in the kitchen. You know it's a good place when that's the best complaint you can come up with!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, New Orleans, Orlando

Prime on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful gulf front home. Our family of 10 enjoyed another yearly reunion in About Time and on Dune Allen Beach. The weather didn't cooperate but that happens sometimes. The house is very well appointed and the kitchen is stocked with everything you will need to make any meal. The rooms are comfortable and there were enough beds for everyone. The location is perfect - lots of space on the beach as there is a lake behind the house. Very few people on this stretch of beach so you will enjoy privacy and peace on the beach. The house was very clean and we really had no problems except for the wifi being very slow - this may have been due to the weather. We will stay here again without a doubt! My only suggestion, and it's minor - it didn't effect any aspect of our gathering - is to replace the 2 older king mattresses upstairs. I have a sketchy back so that suggestion is mine only. Our family really enjoyed a much too short week on 30A in SoWal - our favorite place on earth!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The ten of us (6 adults, 3 children and one baby) enjoyed our stay. We loved the views, the beach, the rooms and the general overall feeling of the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildwood, MO


  • 5 of 5

We love this place! Lots of good memories for our family. Our three grown sons and their girlfriends joined us on vacation in mid-May, and each had their own suite. We had the pleasure of meeting the new owners who are genuinely nice people and have made some delightful upgrades. They told us it was a special place and were right . . . our youngest son became engaged here during our stay! They have meticulously labeled everything and you are lacking for nothing. The kitchen is superbly stocked and this is a necessity for us with three sons, as we cook in every night. It is right on the beach, clean, comfortable and airy. You will not find a better place to vacate.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX, USA

It's about time . . .

  • 5 of 5

This is the best beach vacation I've ever experienced. Besides the ideal location, the house itself is so roomy, comfortable and beach chic! Every bedroom has a 5-star "ocean view." The beach is literally right out the door! "Make yourself at home" takes on a whole new meaning here. Close by are artsy villages and fun restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is amazing. Everything you could possibly need this house has. So much that is within walking distance, that is if you ever want to leave the beautiful beach that is steps from the back door. Not only was the beach right out your back door but there is a beautiful Lake out the front door! The owners truly thought of everything when it came to their guests. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect beach house - each room had it's own balcony overlooking the ocean. We never wanted to leave!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
DESTIN- Ft. Walton Beach, Valparaiso (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Stinky's Fish Camp
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Hiway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Stinky's Fish Camp
Nearest Beach
Dune Allen Beach
Car: recommended

Beach homes along scenic Highway 30A are very popular. The sugar white sand is not hot to walk on, and the emerald warm gulf waters are clear and beautiful, making this one of the world's best beaches. This home is on the quieter Dune Allen beach area with lots of room to spread out and enjoy the beach and views, while being a short few minutes drive to the local Walmart or the other colorful (and fun but often crowded) beach communities. Grand Boulevard is an upscale shopping and dining area only 5 miles away, and the Silver Sands Premium Outlet has over 100 of your favorite stores, only 7 miles away. There are numerous area golf courses, including those of the prestigious Sandestin. The deep sea fishing of this area is also some of the best in the world.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $480

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Once your reservation deposit has been received, there will be no refunds given unless you have purchased the Sun Trip Preserver coverage provided through Red Sky Travel Insurance. There will be absolutely no refunds given by Dune Allen Realty, Inc. at any time. However, Dune Allen Realty must be immediately notified by you of your cancellation. In the event you must cancel your reservation, and you have purchased the Sun Trip Preserver coverage, you must contact Red Sky Travel Insurance c/o Arch Insurance Services by visiting or by calling 866-889-7409 to begin your claim. A $50 fee will be charged for any change of date made to a reservation after the reservation has been confirmed. A change of date will only be allowed up to 30 days prior to arrival date and the new stay must take place within the same calendar year of the original arrival date. At no time will a change of date result in a lower rate. At no time will a change of date result in a refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund