The original Vizcaya is a province in Spain and was immortalized when James Dearing, the heir to the Dearing McCormick International Harvester fortune, built a magnificent Mediterranean style mansion of the same name in Miami’s Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay in the 1920s. Our Dune Allen Beach version is an equally magnificent exclusively gated residential enclave off Scenic 30A in South Walton beside the shimmering sugar-white shoreline overlooking the jewel-toned Gulf of Mexico.
This excellent Vizcaya location serves as the western gateway to the privileged lifestyle found along this scenic route. The gorgeous setting is minutes away from picturesque coastal villages that feature outdoor concerts, seasonal festivals, dining establishments, specialty shops, and friendly beach bars. One of them known as Gulf Place serves as the Santa Rosa Beach village center and is only an arrow’s shot away. Popular restaurants like The View on 30A and Stinky’s Fish Camp are within walking distance. The View on 30A serves Caribbean style seafood with Gulf Coast flair and has heavenly views of the glowing shore. It is part of the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club, which also is available for public play. Despite its strange, whimsical name, the rustic lakefront restaurant of Stinky’s Fish Camp serves fantastic fresh-caught Gulf fish, all types of oysters, a wide array of craft beer and wine.
You have assuredly seen the enchanting walled- in residential community of Vizcaya if you’ve traveled along this lovely beach route. Its multimillion-dollar mansions, classic Mediterranean style architecture, alabaster white stucco exteriors, thick terracotta-tiled rooftops, and rows of palm trees are hard to miss. Two and three-story homes feature open sun decks, breezy balconies, and gracious designs. Many of them are beachfront, but a neighborhood walkway provides all residents and their guests with access to the beautiful private beach. Vizcaya also features a large rectangular swimming pool with a patio flanked on three sides by columned arbor-like open verandas with lounge seating provided if shade is desired.
Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to offer outstanding beachfront accommodations here for up to 12 fortunate guests at Lotsa Fun Too. Four of the guest quarters have comfortable king-sized beds, and a fifth one includes two twin bunks. Each bedroom suite comes with its own full private luxury bathroom. All of the guest quarters are individually decorated with a professionally designed style that ranges from the classic tropical Hemingway look to contemporary chic to a comfortable coastal flair. Two beachfront bedrooms with gorgeous Gulf views have access to a large covered balcony on the second story, which is centered on the beach overlooking the jewel-like waters. The Master Bedroom Suite has access to a top story covered balcony that overlooks the lovely pool. This beach home features upscale yet rustic kind of coastal elegance that includes comfortable furnishings and modern amenities designed for creature comfort. High richly beamed ceilings adorn the Great Room that encompasses the open living, dining, and kitchen areas. A triple set of French glass doors leads out to a covered porch with arching portals where you may enjoy the vivid views of the glowing Gulf, relish balmy beach breeze, and listen to soothing surf sounds.
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