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


About the property

4 BDRMS, 3 1/2 BATHS, STUNNING VIEWS Borders Topsail STATE Park

If you love Nature, you will love this Beautiful, Serene N'hood that backs to Amazing Topsail State Park. Amenities include Infinity Pool, Tennis Courts, Walking Trails and Fantastic Views of Gulf! See our Guest Comments below from recent Guests! Click on VIRTUAL TOUR Link Below and see Panorama's and MORE Photos. 20 Min to new Int. PC Airport. Book Dates Now Before Summer/2018 Fills Up! This is a Freshly Painted Home in Cypress Dunes, on the beach side of 30-A (west end) with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. This 4 bedroom gulf-view home in Santa Rosa Beach has everything you will ever need at the beach. Granite Counters in kitchen stocked with free standing ice maker and 9 foot island has stunning views of the Gulf. The Great room opens to a tremendous screened porch, overlooking the water and Park. Golf Cart Available for additional Charge

Three open air porches, one on each of this three level home, will make you feel like you are living on the beach and surrounded in Nature. Deer sightings daily! Three bedrooms on main level all with DVD/televisions include bunk room and 2 queen size bedrooms with private bathrooms. The 3rd Floor Master Suite has a private balcony with beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico and private large bath with huge GLASS shower that views ocean. Our Game Room / Den on 3rd floor has a TV and full size futon pull out. BOSE Surround sound with speakers throughout home (each room has speaker volume control) and every convenience you could dream of makes this the perfect vacation home for you!

Cypress Dunes is nestled between Topsail State Park / Nature Preserve and the Gulf of Mexico. Although Cypress Dunes does not have direct access to the beach because of the stunningly beautiful but very protected State Park Dunes, the local beach access is but a short bike ride or drive away. This John Willis Nhood has two tennis courts, walking trails and an amenity packed clubhouse with huge infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, fitness center, locker rooms, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and tremendous party room all with fantastic views of the GULF. Do not miss this opportunity to stay in your dream vacation home. Because it is a new community , our prices will be starting out low but will go up each year so book it now and save! Golf Cart Available for an additional charge. To see MANY MORE PICTURES, go to our Virtual Tour. Link is below or click on VIRTUAL TOUR at bottom of this site. Please contact Us for availability before booking!

More Details

Sue McCormick
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Sue McCormick

Bob and Sue McCormick and kids, Connor and Maddie live in Alpharetta, Georgia and built this home in 2006. Being from large families and remembering the annual family vacations, we wanted to have a home that we could share with others that would gather together to vacation at the beach and hopefully return each year!

Sue McCormick purchased this house in 2006

Why Sue McCormick chose Dune Allen Beach

We hope to someday retire at the beach!

What makes this house unique

We love to rent pontoon boats and go to crab island. Love the outlet malls, bike riding along 30A, Grayton Beach, Seaside shopping and restaurants and love to go to Baytowne Wharf at night! We love exploring the fabulous restaurants along 30A and love taking long walks in beautiful Tops'l State Park behind our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad we found this Beach rental. Did not know the area at all! We love your home! Great for family & kids. Nice renovation too!
Nov 2016
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Dune Allen Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 full baths, 1 half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), , Bunk Beds (4) pull out futon sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Four Open Air Porches including Porch off of Master Suite, Screened Porch, Ceiling Fans Throughout, Surround Sound Stereo, Fully Stocked Kitchen, Pool (shared), Hot Tub (shared) Gas Grill (BBQ), Clubhouse includes Fitness Center, Outdoor Fireplace and Grills, Indoor and Outdoor Party Areas, Two Tennis Courts, Small Pets Considered ,, Pet Deposit, Public Beach Access a short 1/2 mile drive. Golf Cart Available for additional Charge


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average rating of 4.6538463 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time over Spring Break at Seasalt. The house is absolutely beautiful and met all of our needs. We saw deer every morning from the big screened in porch. The open kitchen and family room was perfect for our group of ten. We played tennis and used the pool facilities daily. The golf cart came in handy, too. The view from the infinity pool was unlike any other we have seen in the South Walton area. The owners were easy to contact if we had a question. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy, Fun, Just Right for Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples and 5 kids stay here in early August 2017. The location was very convenient as it was very close to the highway, after getting onto 30A. We felt like we had everything we needed in the home for a successful stay.

The owners are very nice, and welcoming people. There were many items available in the house for various needs, including some gates we needed to block off an area for a small child! Loved the bunk beds for kids, and the beds in general were great for everyone. Plenty of space for all of us. Loved the fully screened in porch off the living area/kitchen. We used the built in audio system in the house to play styles of music for the food we were cooking. We absolutely loved the clubhouse and pool area as it was a close relief for not being able to go to the beach and the kids loved it as a change too.

The short list of things that don't work as well, but you can work around are this: the two bedrooms on the bottom floor are a little small, and we had to put a pack-n-play in the closet of one of them to have room for a little one. It was just the right size, and we made it work putting clothes in the bins beneath our bed, but note it for consideration. The master suite on the top floor is certainly the crown suite of the house, and makes the other bedrooms sizes small in comparison. There is currently no beach landing directly from the Cypress Dunes neighborhood, but they did tell us they were asking the state to allow one to be built. If that happens, that would make for more great value here. Another thing is the driveway in front of the house can really only handle two cars for in and out. You'll have to park across the street for additional vehicles. The kitchen faucet was reported by us as really finicky and it's handle made it's usability a little difficult at times. Lastly, we went to lunch on check in day and arrived at the house at the listed time of 3pm but the house cleaners were not ready for almost another hour. They seemed surprised we arrived before 4. Maybe adjust check in time? Not sure which time it should have been.

Overall we appreciated the owners communication, and their hospitality. We had a great vacation here, and if you follow the included guidelines/etc you will too.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing for making memories.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and quiet neighborhood. Pool is amazing. Close to the beach and restaurants. Nearby to grocery shopping. A place to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the area for 21 yrs. Found this home on VRBO. Owners were so nice to accommodate us at the last minute! What a great custom home with all the amenities we needed! See you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely no beach access......not a family friendly/rental environment.

  • 1 of 5

It's too bad that a few home owners police the area because they have nothing better to do. Actually had a homeowner stop me and tell me how much he had paid for his home???Also, told me he owned the entire pool and workout area. What??? He Wanted me to have a cheap (outdated) rubber band on my wrist during visits to the pool and small gym. You know the bands that were cool 15 years ago when L. Armstrong was "living strong". I would understand if I didn't have to punch in a numeric code to acces their precious pool and then another code to enter their small gym (door to pool is kept open 90% of the time). I would spend my efforts getting the door to lock vs having a young man looking for rubber bands. The same homeowner explained to me that it was to keep the drunk teenagers out??? How in the heck does a band on my wrist do that???? Also, I have a teenager and he would not want to break in to your pool and workout room. I'm telling you now, someone needs to educate these people.

Again, totally understand if you had beach access. However you don't have it. Also, don't rent the golf cart. You can't take it anywhere! Total bust!!! Has potential but other homeowners made my family's visit not so good. Might be good if you are past retirement but not for family fun. Again, the property my family and I rented was great. Is the community that's the problem. Thanks, father of 5

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony, I am so sorry that you had experiences in our neighborhood that made you feel unwelcome. The neighborhood has had trouble in the past with guests in the pool area that were not staying in the neighborhood which is why they ask that all of our tenants wear a wrist band while using the amenities. We do talk about the nearby beach access in our listing details but perhaps you missed it. It sounds like you had no problems with our home in particular but I'm sorry that your family did not like the neighborhood. Bob and Sue
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Great location for a family

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed this house. The gated community it is in was great as well. Our kids could play outside and no worry of traffic. The sound system in the house was Great, as we set in the screened in porch and relaxed after a long day at the beach. The beds where very comfortable. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay David!
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Elmo's Grill
Seafood Restaurant
98 Bar-B-Que
Barbecue Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Steamboat Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Don Pedros Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Stinky's Fish Camp
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Santa Rosa Beach Bayou Bills
Seafood Restaurant
Louis Louis
Seafood Restaurant
VKI Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Donut Hole
Donut Shop
Thai Elephant Authentic Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Los Rancheros
Mexican Restaurant
La Chalupita Mexican Market
Mexican Grocery Store
Vue on 30a
Fine Dining Restaurant
Fatboy's Bungalow
Grimaldi's Pizzeria- Grand Boulevard
Pizza Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Miramar Beach
Brunch Restaurant
Pizza by the Sea at Gulf Place
Pizza Restaurant
The Perfect Pig at GulfPlace
American Restaurant
Sunrise Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
La Playa
Family Restaurant
P.F. Chang's
Chinese Restaurant
The Craft Bar - Grand Boulevard
The Wine Bar - Grand Boulevard
Wine Bar
Health Food Restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Steak House
Cantina Laredo
Mexican Restaurant
Tommy Bahama
Emeril's Coastal Italian
Italian Restaurant
Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Raven Golf Club
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Seafood Market
Cafe Tango
Seafood Restaurant
Local Catch Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Hadashi Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Ocean Club Restaurant
The Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Hungry Howies Santa Rosa
Pizza Delivery
30A Songwriter Radio - Music and Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jin Jin 1
Chinese Restaurant
The Baytowne Melt
American Restaurant
Basmati's Asian Cuisine
Asian Restaurant
Caffe Siena at Sandestin
Coffee Shop
Marina Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Lazy Gecko
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Dining and Entertainment Yacht
Fine Dining Restaurant
SunQuest Cruises
Fine Dining Restaurant
Hartell's Village Diner
Roberto's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Poppy's Crazy Lobster Destin
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City New Airport (Northwest Florida Int'l)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elmo's Bar & Grill; Stinky's Fish House; The View
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club, Sandestin Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
98 and 30-A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Elmo's Bar & Grill; Stinky's Fish House; The View
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park
Car: recommended

Scenic 30-A boasts some of the finest chefs in the country and this stretch of beach is known for their restaurants (Check out the links below for more info), This area also is known for their arts, wine and food festivals, If it's beautiful beaches you are looking for, look no further, Approx, 40% of South Walton Beaches are owned by the State of Florida and are protected from further development, The White Sands of this Area have been noted as the Best Beaches in the U.S.

Don't Miss Out!, Shopping in South Walton ranges from the Designer Outlet Shops to quaint, eclectic boutiques that are dotted all along the Beaches of South Walton, Among these is a tremendous amount of art galleries, antique stores and gift shops, Nightlife in Santa Rosa, is just a skip away where you can dance until 2 am at the clubs in the Village at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin or cruise down to Seaside to visit the famous Bud & Alley's Rooftop bar for Sunset and Beyond.

The Home Backs to Topsail Preserve State Park known as the most pristine piece of coastal property in the state of Florida. The park is made of more than three miles of white-sand beaches, massive sand dunes (including the Topsail Hill dune, which towers 25 feet above sea level), lakes and indigenous flora and fauna. Visitors are invited to enjoy swimming, bicycling, fishing, hiking, picnicking and more.

Getting to the beautiful white sandy gulf beaches - The closest beach access is a quick 3 minute drive or a fun 10 minute bike ride along a designated walking/bike path. Dune Allen beach public beach is 1/2 mile from Cypress Dunes and offers free parking, lifeguards, bathrooms and showers.

As part of your stay, it is worthwhile to visit each of the beaches along Scenic Route 30A where public access is readily available. These are great beaches for people watching and admiring the many gorgeous beach homes along the shore.

Great Golf courses such as Santa Rosa Golf Country Club, Sandestin, Camp Creek, Burnt Pines, Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation are all within 5-20 minutes. And the SHOPPING... you won't believe the bargains at the Silver Sands outlet mall which is 10 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Fee *optional $300
Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

$500 deposit is returned AFTER your departure. Golf Cart Fee is optional and can be removed if not interested in renting golf cart.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.