When you visit your “home away from home” on the crystalline white beaches of South Walton, you can now bring your small dog. After all your “fur babies” are also beloved members of your family, so why leave them back home? They deserve a fun break away from the usual routine just like you do. Pet friendly vacation rentals can be hard to find on the beach, lucky for you - Ocean Reef Resorts has six to choose from in South Walton! Our travel planners can help you find scores of other vacation rentals at many places along the Emerald Coast that can include your pet, but these six properties are BEACHFRONT, right on the sugary shoreline.
We have two South Walton Pet Friendly Rentals at Capistrano, an exclusive Mediterranean styled residential enclave in Seacrest Beach. Properties 101 and 203 are located above a high sea dune off Scenic 30A overlooking the jewel-toned gulf. Both have two bedrooms, and one of them can accommodate six happy guests with the use of a queen sized sleeper sofa. They are each beautifully appointed in a chic beach fashion that dovetails seamlessly into the creation of a wonderful ambiance with upscale furnishings that have an eye towards comfort. The open design concept incorporates the living, dining and kitchen areas with a wall of sliding glass doors that frame these stellar views.
Capistrano 101 has a covered open patio that faces a lush lawn bordered by indigenous tropical plants beside the top of the dune that has stairs leading down to the sugary shore.
Capistrano 203 has heavenly vistas of the gorgeous gulf from a balcony. You and your four-legged pal may enjoy spectacular sunsets or magical moonlight balcony views across the water while listening to the soothing surf sounds.
Four additional single family vacation homes are all conveniently located in Dune Allen Beach. This residential community is nestled beside the beautiful shore and a precious coastal dune lake that harbors an abundance of natural wildlife. Dune Allen serves as the far western gateway of South Walton's Scenic 30A. This highly sought after locale places you close to the lovely coastal village lifestyle along this lovely route that includes a wide array of fun free seasonal festivals, outdoor musical concerts, restaurants, friendly bars, galleries and specialty shops. Well behaved pets are always welcomed here on a leash to stroll around and explore these charming villages. Many of the restaurants and bars have pet friendly patios, cafes and open decks. Some of them even provide treats and a cool bowl of water on a hot day!
A Suite Life is a classic two bedroom beach home that sleeps up to six happy guests along with your pooch. It is perched directly above the bright white beach at Dune Allen with a raised walkway. A covered balcony spans the entire width of this rental house with a row of chairs facing straight out to take advantage of the panoramic 180-degree views of the glowing gulf.
Splash is a three bedroom vacation home that can accommodate up to 10 happy beach-going guests. The first-floor beach level uses an open design concept that includes the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The house décor has a charming, comfortable cottage type look that combines beach chic with fashionable mid-20th-century vintage furnishings.
Dune Allen Delight is a wonderful four bedroom South Walton beach home that can “delight” your pet and provide an exceptional setting for a fantastic family vacation or reunion since it can sleep up to 14 fun-loving guests. It sits high upon a sugary dune and features a 600 feet long open breezy deck and a beach balcony overlooking the spectacular scenery. The open living area features a soaring cathedral ceiling and embraces these views through a wall of windows on two levels with double glass doors that lead out to gulf front porches.
Santa Rosa Sunset has five bedrooms and also accommodates up to 14 fortunate guests. The spacious open main living area takes full advantage of a high dune location with two walls of windows providing views of the shimmering seascape. Two covered porch balconies on the first and second-floor levels allow you to enjoy vivid views while having favorite tropical drinks and appetizers with your pup. All of the bedrooms in this hospitable vacation home have vibrant colors that achieve a cheerful countenance with fun Floridian flourishes. One of them has three sets of beds for kids. and three have direct access to the breezy beachfront balcony.
Although dogs are not allowed right on the beach, they can be on walkways or decks beside it. Designated areas allow leashed dogs close to the shore in state parks along Scenic 30A at Topsail, Grayton Beach, and Deer Lake. They may roam around free to visit with other furry pals close by at a dog park called Alaqua Unleashed located in Santa Rosa Beach at 342 J D Miller Road, just one block west of the Route 331 and Highway 98 intersection. It was founded back in 2002 with a Mission Statement “to establish a fenced in ‘off leash’ dog park where well behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.” It was acclaimed as The Best Dog Park on the Emerald Coast among EC Magazine readers. The grounds are divided into three separate areas for large, small and senior or handicapped dogs. It is open weekdays from sunrise until sunset. Hours are noon until 5:00 pm on weekends.
Take a look at these wonderful pet friendly vacation rentals here on our accommodating Ocean Reef Resorts website and choose one for ALL the members of your beloved family. Your pet will be pleased since sharing life with you while sniffing the sniffs in paradise sure beats being alone at the kennel. Don't forget to bring the dog biscuits!