Dune Allen Beach has a delightful double distinction that has made it a popular destination among our Ocean Reef Resorts guests for fun family vacations.
It’s all about location!
First of all, the laid back community of Dune Allen Beach is the unofficial western gateway to all that Scenic 30A has to offer. It is located just south of US Highway 98 at a curve in the road where Scenic 30A turns east to parallel the sugary shoreline and dazzling emerald hued gulf. This begins the beautifully forested eighteen-mile corridor eastward along the shimmering shoreline past pristine coastal dune lake treasures, state forests, beach parks, and picturesque coastal villages established along this lovely route. You can drive the whole thing nonstop and end up at the end in the Dutch West Indies colonial-style village of Rosemary Beach in only 25 minutes. However, most people make it a special “Day Trip” for fun exploration leaving from Dune Allen Beach to make stops along the way at Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Prominence, Seacrest Beach and Rosemary Beach. Each one has its own captivating personality, but all of them feature restaurants, beach bars, specialty shops, and galleries to explore. Gulf Place at Santa Rosa Beach, WaterColor, internationally renowned Seaside, and Rosemary Beach are known for their unique seasonal festivals, free outdoor concerts, and family fun.
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Dune Allen Beach is also only about 10 minutes away from Miramar Beach, which boasts popular beachfront restaurants along Scenic Gulf Drive and bargain shopping at one of the nations’ largest discount designer centers - known as the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. It is also home to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, which features the enchanting French Quarter inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf and the swank town center of Grand Boulevard. Each offers a wide array of restaurants, lively bars, boutiques, fine clothiers, fun festivals, concerts, and seasonal fireworks.
However, you will want to spend most of your time lounging on the beautiful bright beach, luxuriating in the glittering jewel-toned gulf, fishing or paddle boarding on a coastal dune lake, and exploring the adjacent Topsail Hill Preserve. Dune Allen Beach is on a narrow isthmus nestled beside the gorgeous gulf, Oyster Lake, Allen Lake, and Stalworth Lake next to the forest preserve. These rare exotic coastal dune lakes support an abundant diversity of fish and wildlife due to their exotic salted freshwater mixture. Topsail features towering sugary dunes beside a vast stretch of unspoiled, uncrowded beach where you may walk for miles and experience treasured serenity. Inland trails lead to fishing spots on the forested shores of Campbell and Morris Lake.
Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to offer 11 vacation rentals in Dune Allen Beach, which are all right on the beach or very close by. They come in all shapes and sizes with two to five bedrooms with the ability to sleep six to eighteen people for a fabulous beach reunion. Here is a brief description of each from large to small - so you may choose the one that’s right for your family and friends.
Dune Vista is a beautiful three-story beach view home that’s perfect for a big reunion since it has 5,600 square feet encompassing five bedrooms and accommodates 18 happy gulf goers. It is steps away from the pristine white sand beach and a private lagoon-shaped swimming pool that measures 28’ x 12’. First floor poolside guest quarters include a living area with a sleeper sofa, a kitchenette with a sleek black granite-topped counter, a microwave oven, refrigerator, and a sink along with a big Bunk Room that sleeps eight. The second floor has two beautifully appointed Guest Bedrooms with a king-sized bed in one and a double bed in the other. They share a full bathroom. A Master Suite on this level has a king-sized four-poster bed, balcony access, and a private spa-like luxury bath. The primary Master Suite on the top floor has a handsome king-sized bed, regal tray ceilings, dazzling gulf views with its own balcony and a luxurious private bath with a deep tub as well as a shower. The comfortably furnished club-like Great Room serves as a living-dining area and a state of the art kitchen with a bar island. A trio of double glass doors leads out to a gulf view veranda, which provides stunning vistas of the jewel-toned water.
Sandpiper is a spacious five-bedroom vacation home that can sleep up to 15 fortunate beach-going guests and is only a two-block stroll away from the sugary shore. It also has its own lovely swimming pool, a palm-studded patio, a private pergola with comfortable seating, and a kid’s playground. One of the Guestrooms with a living area is on the pool level with a queen-sized bed and full bath. A bright Great Room on the second floor is so big it has two separate living areas, including a sunroom that leads out to an open sun deck with a dining table overlooking the pool. It also has a dining area off the open white kitchen and convenient powder room. Another lovely Guestroom is on this level with two queen-sized beds and an en suite bath. The Master Bedroom with a king-sized bed along with an en suite luxury bath, a Guestroom with a queen, a kid’s room with two twin bunks, and a stairwell with an enchanting sleep nook day bed are on the top floor. A full hall bath is shared by the guest quarters, and each bedroom features comfortable upscale cottage styled furnishings.
Santa Rosa Sunset
Santa Rosa Sunset is a beachfront Dune Allen home that soars high upon a sugary dune overlooking the glorious gulf with five bedrooms that accommodate 14 guests, and your favorite fur baby since it is also Pet-Friendly. Two levels of beach balconies span its width providing views of the sensational seascape and soothing surf sounds. Two walls of windows with southwesterly views in the open comfortably furnished living area provide spectacular sunsets vistas over the gulf, especially in the winter months. A corner dining table with six elegant ladder backed chairs along with four tropically inspired straw woven bar chairs beside the open kitchen bar share these heavenly views. The Master Bedroom is on this level with a king-sized bed, direct access to the beach balcony, and an ensuite bath. The four vibrantly colored Guestrooms are on the second floor and three of them have comfortable king-sized beds while another has queen bunk. Each bedroom with a king has individual access to the beach balcony and one of them has an en suite bath. The others share a full hall bath.
Dune Allen Delight
Dune Allen Delight has four bedrooms and delightfully accommodates 14 carefree guests plus your furry family member since it is also Pet-Friendly. A wide covered veranda provides glittering gulf views as far as the eyes can see. A first floor Great Room is well furnished and encompasses the main living, dining, and kitchen areas. It boasts a cathedral ceiling with a dramatic spiral staircase that leads to a wraparound second story landing with an ornate French Quarter inspired railing that looks down below. The upper level has a game area near the beach balcony as well as a plush lounge with comfortable seating, a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, a built-in bar for entertainment, and three sets of stained glass windows. The top floor balcony and second story veranda encompass about 600 square feet of outdoor space to enjoy favorite drinks, enjoy the sparkling coastal views, and relish the soothing surf sounds.
Lotsa Fun Too
Lotsa Fun Too is a classic Mediterranean style home with five bedrooms that can comfortably sleep 12 privileged guests and place them in a pampered lap of luxury. It is located at the exclusively gated prestigious residential beach enclave of Vizcaya, which features its own community pool. This home has an upscale naturally rustic kind of coastal elegance that includes comfortable furnishings and all modern interior amenities. High richly beamed ceilings adorn the open Great Room that encompasses the living, dining, and kitchen areas. A triple set of French glass doors leads out to a covered veranda with arching portals where you may enjoy the vivid views and relish the roaring surf. The five bedrooms are professionally decorated with a décor that ranges from the classic tropical styling to urbane, contemporary chic to comfortable traditional designs. Four bedrooms include king-sized beds with private luxury baths en suite while a bunk room has access to a full hall bath. Each bedroom also has direct beach balcony access, and the Master Suite features its own romantic covered porch overlooking the beguiling gulf waters.
Sand D Breeze
Sand D Breeze is a four-bedroom duplex located at Dune Breeze Villas, on the other side of Oyster Lake, just minutes away from the white sand beach. It can sleep 12 gladsome guests. It provides a bright, cheerful setting that makes everyone feel right at home. There are comfortably furnished guest quarters on all three levels, along with two separate living areas on the first and second floors. One Guestroom with a queen-sized bed, full bath, living area, and kitchenette is on the first level. The lovely colorful open main living/dining/kitchen area is on the second floor adjoining a breezy balcony. Another Guestroom is on this level with a queen-sized bed and use of a full hall bath. The third floor features the Master Bedroom with a king-sized bed and lake view balcony along with another Guestroom with twin beds. Each one includes a private ensuite bath.
Splash is aptly named since it is beachfront, just steps away from splashing around in the sparkling gulf. This three-bedroom home can accommodate 12 beach-going guests as well as your welcomed pet. The house décor has a charming, comfortable cottage style that combines beach chic with fashionable mid-20th century vintage furnishings and open living area on the first floor. A beach balcony spans the width of the house and provides a great place to watch the wave action. Stairs lead down to the shore, and a full bath on the first floor offers a convenient dressing room for use before or after swimming in the gulf. The three bedrooms upstairs each include a full en suite bath and have individual access to a shared beach balcony to experience the spectacular setting. The close proximity to the water’s edge invites you to open screened doors on a nice night and be lulled to sleep by the soothing surf sounds.
The beachfront Allen House also has a very close proximity to the sensual surf with balconies that span its width on the raised first and second floor levels, taking full advantage of its position. Four bedrooms accommodate eight frolicking beachgoers. Quadruple sets of double glass balcony doors frame the glistening gulf views from within the main open living, dining, and kitchen area. The Master Bedroom with a king-sized bed and a private ensuite luxury bath and a Guest Bedroom with twin beds are also on this level. Both rooms are cheerfully decorated with individual style. A full hall bath serves the Guest Bedroom and is also a powder room. Another comfortably furnished bonus living area upstairs adjoins two more Guest Bedrooms decorated with crisp nautical colors in blues and whites. A double set of glass doors opens from the living area to the gulf front observation balcony.
Laffy Taffy is a three-bedroom home that is three stories tall and can sleep eight guests in a beautifully completed abode that exudes Old Florida nostalgic charm. The white picket fence, palm trees, and columned front veranda provide a gracious welcome. At the same time, cheerful yellow exteriors create a happy setting. This home overlooks the glistening gulf on one side and Oyster Lake on the other, which features a lakeside community pool. In no time at all, you may take a freshwater dip, enjoy an incredible gulf plunge, try your luck fishing on the lake and go for a fun kayak or paddle board excursion. The open living area downstairs is charming, plush, and comfortably furnished. Three beautifully decorated bedrooms upstairs include the spacious Master Suite with a king-sized bed, private bath, and a lovely gulf view balcony. The other Guest Bedrooms have balconies that look out upon the beautiful lake. A fully furnished third floor “Bonus Room” has a Wet Bar as well as a rooftop Observation Deck where you may enjoy the exceptional scenery.
Palms of Dune Allen 206
Palms of Dune Allen 206 is a three-bedroom vacation rental residence that sleeps six pampered guests in a lovely, exclusively gated residential enclave completed at an awesome location high upon a towering dune. This upscale residence has charming cottage styled furnishings and tropically inspired appointments. The nicely furnished beachfront balcony overlooks the shimmering pool and gorgeous gulf, inviting you to enjoy favorite drinks with snacks while taking in the views. The Master Bedroom has a lavish king-sized bed and en suite bath. The two Guestrooms have yellow and white striped walls for fun fanciful flourish. There is a queen-sized bed in one along with an ensuite bathroom and twin beds with charming metal frames in the other that has access to a full hall bath.
A Suite Life
A Suite Life has two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living area - so it can accommodate up to six wave watchers. It is literally perched right above the sugar-white beach with a raised walkway that serves as its entry. A long, partially covered balcony deck spans the entire width with a row of chairs facing straight out for 180-degree views of the seemingly endless gulf. Multiple windows provide the same stunning views in the open living, kitchen, and dining area. The Master Bedroom has captain-like furnishings, a handsome king-sized bed beside a huge gulf view window, and en suite bath. The Guestroom has beach styled furnishings with a queen-sized bed, a couple of sunny windows, and the use of a full hall powder room bath.
Enjoy taking a look at each one of these gracious vacation rentals in Dune Allen Beach to plan a trip to this precious piece of paradise that is only minutes away from everything Scenic 30A and Miramar Beach have to offer. Our friendly state of the art website will show you multiple property images, detailed descriptions, aerial satellite views of each location, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates available for reservations. Plan to be pleased!