Dune Allen Beach Homes with Gulf Views

Experience the Charm and Beauty of Dune Allen Beach

Posted on 6/11/2024

Dune Allen Beach is a laid-back residential community at the western end of Scenic 30A, often considered the gateway to the idyllic coastal villages along this stunning route. Originally a timber plantation over 150 years ago, it provided lumber and turpentine for early settlers. When the settlers moved on, the area returned to nature until it was rediscovered in the 1950s by vacationing families who built some of the first beach homes along what is now Scenic 30A.

Dune Allen Beach boasts a picture-perfect setting, nestled on an isthmus with a stretch of sandy dunes between two precious coastal dune lakes and the jewel-toned waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal Dune Lakes of this kind are rare natural treasures, found in very few places on the planet, with several gracing the Gulf Coast along Scenic 30A. These lakes provide abundant habitats for wildlife, a wide variety of fish, and waterfowl, thanks to a magical mix of artesian spring-fed water and estuary-salted water connecting across dunes to the Gulf. Guests can enjoy paddleboarding or kayaking adventures to relish the scenery or catch fish. Oyster Lake and Allen Lake are close by, with Stallworth Lake bordering the western side of Dune Allen Beach and the expansive Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. This park includes two more coastal dune lakes, Campbell and Morris, centered on over 1,600 acres of old-growth forests with nature trails. Three miles of sugary white beach span out beside towering white dunes along the Gulf, resembling the topsails of giant boats from afar, hence the name. You can easily cross over a cola-toned creek estuary beside Stallworth Lake to experience this isolated, beautiful beach, perfect for serene seclusion or a romantic stroll.

Ocean Reef Resorts offers nine fantastic vacation homes in Dune Allen Beach with dazzling Gulf views due to their location on this narrow isthmus between the Gulf and coastal dune lakes. These homes are only a short stroll away from the sugary shoreline and offer more affordable vacation rentals than some properties right on the Gulf. There's a nice array of these Gulf view accommodations, with options that can sleep eight to twenty-four fortunate beach-going guests. Here's a brief preview of each one, starting with the largest home.


Soliel All Day

Soliel All Day Dune Allen Beach

8 Bedrooms / 8 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 24 Guests

This gracious, stately three-story Dune Allen vacation home with eight bedrooms does indeed provide "sunshine all day" with multiple decks, verandas, and a pool patio for twenty-four fortunate guests. It's only an arrow shot away from the bright beach but only steps away from its own private swimming pool. A veranda overlooks the pool, which includes a simmering hot tub that cascades down into the water beside it. It glows wonderful colors at night for a magical effect. Tables with chairs, a wet car, a wall-mounted flatscreen, and a gas grill invite you to enjoy poolside entertainment. A huge indoor game room with a wall of sliding glass patio doors overlooking the pool includes a billiards table, seating areas, and a built-in bar with five sleek white chairs. The opulent Great Room on the second floor has a comfortably furnished living area, two dining areas, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Five of the lavish guest quarters with ensuite luxury baths on the top floor have verandas that provide gorgeous views of Allen Lake and the glittering Gulf. A plush, comfortably furnished den with a flatscreen TV is also on this level. An awesome open rooftop Observation Deck features stunning panoramic 360-degree vistas of the sparkling coastal dune lake treasure and glowing jewel-toned waters of the Gulf.            


Dune Vista

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 18 Guests

This five-bedroom three, three-story Dune Allen vacation home, which accommodates eighteen lucky guests, is well-named since it sits upon a "dune" featuring a "vista" of the glorious Gulf. The beautiful beach is just steps away, and so is a private lagoon-shaped swimming pool with a furnished patio studded with palm trees and a gas grill for fun cookouts. This 30A home is great for multiple members of your beach reunion with guest quarters, a living area and kitchenette on the first floor. The second level includes one of the primary suites and two guest bedrooms. The handsome open living, dining, and kitchen areas on the top floor have comfortable tropical furnishings. It features soaring natural hardwood ceilings and a bright wall of double glass doors leading out to the furnished veranda, which highlights the glowing Gulf. Two dining tables invite you to experience the breezy views while enjoying your favorite tropical drinks with savory gourmet fare. The main primary suite is also on this level with its own balcony and a luxury ensuite bath with a handsome double vanity sink cabinet, a separate spa tub, and a walk-in shower.   


Sea Vue

Sea Vue Dune Allen Beach

5 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 14 Guests

This classic Mediterranean-styled Dune Allen home includes five bedrooms with the ability to sleep fourteen privileged guests and is a short distance away from the sugary shoreline. It stands three stories tall with columned verandas on each level that overlook a private courtyard swimming pool and the glowing Gulf. Casual furnishings are provided for fun outdoor entertaining, favorite drinks, and poolside dining. The pool features a connected soaking tub for pampered relaxation and is less than a minute away from the bright white beach. In no time at all, you can go from taking a refreshing plunge in the pool to luxuriating in the gorgeous Gulf. A poolside Game Room provides a captivating coastal-styled setting with a Foosball Table, a game table, comfortable furnishings, a large wall-mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment, and a wine cooler. Two guest quarters are also on this level. The open living, dining, and kitchen area coastal features charming cottage-styled furnishings on the second floor. The sunny setting includes lots of windows and glass doors that lead out to a wonderfully furnished veranda offering stunning views of the palm-lined beach access and jeweled Gulf. Another furnished regal arch columned veranda spans the top floor, which is accessible from the primary bedroom and a guest bedroom. The primary bedroom has a luxury ensuite bath with a walk-in shower and a soaking tub, while the guest bedroom has an ensuite with a walk-in shower.


Dune it Right

Dune it Right Dune Allen Beach

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 14 Guests

This stylish, splendid, newly built 30A vacation home has five bedrooms with quarters on all three levels and the ability to accommodate fourteen charmed guests. There is a bonus den off guest quarters with access to a full hall bath on the first floor near a veranda overlooking a pool. The open living, dining, and kitchen area on the second floor has glass doors leading out to the pool-view veranda. Comfortable furnishings throughout have a fashionable coastal and tropical styling. Guest quarters on this level share a hall bath with a tub-shower combination that also serves as a convenient powder room. Two primary bedrooms with ensuite luxury baths featuring soaking tubs and walk-in showers are on the top floor. One also includes access to a veranda with a spiral staircase leading up to a furnished rooftop observation deck with views of Allen Lake and the distant Gulf.


Fairway to Heaven

Fairway to Heaven Dune Allen Beach

5 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 14 Guests

This regal, spacious, opulent five-bedroom Dune Allen Beach vacation home accommodates up to fourteen pampered guests on Scenic 30A, overlooking a beautiful fairway and lush green at the highly acclaimed Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club. The Vue on 30A restaurant features a trendy bar, Gulf-caught Caribbean seafood, and amazing views of the Gulf. It is right across 30A! This home is only a very short stroll away from the sugary white beach but steps away from a unique angled swimming pool with a palm-lined patio facing the green fairway. This gracious manor features palatial surroundings with towering cathedral ceilings, lavish palladium windows, arched portal doorways, and stylish chandeliers. Loads of creature comforts include plush, elegant furnishings, a dormant fireplace in the Great Room with a two-story tall white stone chimney, a sleek built-in bar, a primary suite overlooking the pool with a stone wall gas fireplace, and a handsomely furnished Media Room. A luxury golf cart with wraparound seating for six and a half dozen blue vintage-styled bicycles allows you to go to the beach in no time.


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Seven Palms

Seven Palms Dune Allen Beach

4 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 15 Guests

This upscale contemporary two-story rental home with four bedrooms can accommodate up to fifteen carefree beachgoers with multiple beds and bunks. It is close to the neighborhood beach access, sandwiched between two Gulf-front villas. A lush fenced yard adorned with palm trees and tropical plantings includes a refreshing rectangular 12' x 30' swimming pool with an adjoining Hot Tub that spills down into the water beside it. A Putting Green with three holes is also on the grounds. The pool patio has chaise chairs for sunny lounging, while a covered veranda has comfortable shaded seating. A spacious poolside den includes a refrigerator-freezer, a sectional sofa, a large flatscreen TV, and a game table, making entertainment a breeze. The second floor's bright, open living, dining, and kitchen area features chic, fashionable, comfortable furnishings. A wall of sliding glass doors lead out to a wraparound sundeck with multiple seating areas overlooking the pool and Gulf in the distance. This outstanding locale is right down the beach from precious Stallworth Lake, adjoining miles of remote sugary shoreline at the aforementioned Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.


Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun Dune Allen Beach

4 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 12 Guests

This lovely white two-story Dune Allen rental with four bedrooms is right across the street from the "Seven Palms" and can accommodate a dozen enchanted guests on the shores of serene Stallworth Lake. This home can be rented at the same time as the other residence if you are planning a big beach reunion with a total of twenty-seven assorted members of family and friends. This property provides spectacular views of heavenly sunsets over this coastal dune lake treasure, along with waterfowl and wildlife. You may easily paddleboard across the lake over to the beach and enjoy romantic strolls along the Gulf beside the towering dunes of the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The first floor has a furnished wraparound lakeview screened porch off the open living, dining, and kitchen areas. Comfortable coastal and cottage-styled furnishings throughout provide a warm, inviting ambiance. The primary bedroom on this floor has access to a luxury bath with a soaking tub and walk-in shower while a half bath serves as a powder room. A top-floor wraparound sun deck off a bonus living area and one of the guest bedrooms has furnished "box seats" overlooking the sensational lakefront scenery. Two separate bunk rooms are also on this level; eight people can sleep in them.


Rising Tide

Rising Tide Dune Allen Beach

4 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 10 Guests

This classic beach home is a waterfront property on Oyster Lake with four bedrooms that accommodate eight happy beachgoers along with your favorite furry family member since it is also Pet Friendly. It has views of the sparkling coastal dune lake as well as the gleaming Gulf across Scenic 30A. The open living, dining, kitchen, and primary bedroom have access to a wraparound sundeck with multiple seating areas overlooking the enchanting seascape. The comfortable coastal and cottage-styled furnishings provide a carefree beach-inspired setting. The shimmering crystalline white beach is a short stroll away, but you are steps away from a lakefront private swimming pool. The curvy lagoon-shaped swimming pool has three spurting geysers for refreshment, an adjoining Hot Tub for pampered relaxation, and a travertine stone patio with chairs for leisurely lounging.


Laffy Taffy

Laffy Taffy Dune Allen Beach

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 8 Guests

This sweet bright modern vacation home in the 'Beach Haven Cottages' community has three bedrooms with the ability to accommodate eight happy guests home with three stories of Old Florida nostalgic charm. The white picket fence, tropical palm trees, a furnished white-columned front veranda, and two upper-level balconies bid you a gracious welcome. They provide glistening Gulf views since the beach access is directly across from it on Scenic 30A. The open living, dining, and kitchen areas are off the veranda on the first floor. The primary suite and two guest bedrooms on the second floor all have access to the viewing balconies. The third floor has an observation tower den with a convenient powder room and access to the Gulf-view balcony. A lovely community pool with restroom facilities is very close by on the tranquil shore of Oyster Lake. A spacious pool patio with lounge chairs overlooks this sparkling coastal dune lake, a natural habitat for waterfowl and wildlife. The location places you directly across from the beach walkover, so you are less than a minute away from the sugary white shoreline, where you will enjoy luxuriating in the luminescent emerald-hued waters of the Gulf.    


Delight in exploring these beautiful Gulf view vacation homes in Dune Allen Beach here on our user-friendly, state-of-the-art Ocean Reef Resorts website. Discover detailed descriptions, vivid property images, and a seagull's eye view of each unique location. Find seasonal rental rates and available reservation dates at your fingertips. You can also browse our stunning beachfront homes, perfect for a memorable beach reunion with family and friends! Whether you choose a Gulf view or a Gulf-front property, this unique sugary isthmus offers a magical escape into the enchanting world of Dune Allen Beach, the western gateway to Scenic 30A!

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