SEA SIDE SERENITY - GROUND FLOOR 2BR 2BA ON HWY 30A GULF PLACE

Denis Smalley

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SEA SIDE SERENITY - GROUND FLOOR 2BR 2BA ON HWY 30A GULF PLACE

Dune Allen Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Sea Side Serenity is a wonderful, relaxing, and rejuvenating place to call home for your beach vacation. This condominium is fresh and bright and is furnished very nicely. This unit is truly one of the best you will find and has all the amenities you would expect and more. Don't settle for less when you can have a super deluxe accommodation for your beach vacation.

Gulf Place Caribbean is the perfect vacation place for families! Forget the high rises and enjoy the uncrowded beach yet you are only minutes away from all the attractions in Destin. This lovely 1st floor unit is great for families and seniors. The master bedroom features a king size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has two twin beds with adjoining bath. Plus there is a hallway bunk-bed that sleeps two more. Step out of your condo and enjoy your own patio overlooking a small lake with fountains. From the condo patio, you are just steps away to the pool area and hot tub. Enjoy cooking out on the grills which are located along the lake and beside the pool.

The gorgeous beach is an easy three minute walk, just steps across 30-A. Gulf Place has its own private beach walkovers for owners and guests. The amenities of Gulf Place are incredible. There are 3 pools, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, and an outdoor amphitheater with free concerts in the summer. Also, Gulf Place Town Center offers several different dining options, lots of shops, an artist center, a fitness center, and more. Everything is within walking distance.

Attention golfers! There are twenty two 18 hole and three 9 hole public or semi-public golf courses within an easy drive. Try a new course every day and test you skills on championship caliber courses that have some of the most beautiful holes you will ever play. Start with the 18 holes at the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club just minutes from the condo. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf while enjoying the course described as the 'purest golf on the panhandle' by Golf Magazine. After your round, enjoy the sweeping views of the Gulf while dining at the Vue on 30A, the club's own restaurant overlooking the beach. It only gets better at the nearby Raven Golf Course, a gem designed by Robert Trent Jones. Or take the short drive up to the Camp Creek Golf Course in Panama City Beach. This beauty designed by Tom Fazio has won more awards and been named in more magazines than you can count. It is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary as named by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS). We could go on and on but if you love to golf, you simply must come check out the fine courses of Florida's Emerald Coast.

There is no lack of outdoor sports besides golf. Of course, the beach offers swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkeling and just walking on the amazing white sand of Santa Rosa Beach. Being sandwiched between the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Beach also offers nearby sailing, boating, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, water skiing, and on and on. You name it. If it can be done on the water, it can be found here. There is also biking, tennis, shuffleboard, and swimming at the pool just steps from the condo. And with three nearby state parks, hiking, birding, and just about any other outdoor activity that doesn't involve snow or ice is found near here.

Let's not forget the fun places to shop in Destin. If you want to bring home some bargains, try the Silver Sands Factory Stores, a shop-a-holic’s paradise… and it’s also the nation’s largest designer outlet center. Silver Sands features over 100 designer factory stores including Coach Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour, DKNY Company Store, Bare Escentuals, Sony, Michael Kors, LOFT Outlet, Crewcuts, TUMI and much more. For the adventurer, there is a Bass Pro Shops store and numerous outfitters. If you like the smaller artsy shops, look no further than the Gulf Place Town Center or venture up 30A for many chic little shops where often the artist is hard at work on the creation that you will fall in love with.

Though Santa Rosa Beach and 30A is quieter than Destin, that doesn't mean you will go hungry. The condo, of course, is fully equipped for whatever the chef in you wants to create. Then again, you can choose to dine out at any number of great restaurants. From the pricy Ruth's Chris Steak House to the little beach dives that serve fish tacos and frosty cold mugs of draft there is something for everyone nearby. And speaking of nearby, save yourself the trouble of getting in the car and just stroll up to the Gulf Place Town Center for a bite at Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor, Pizza By the Sea, or for something a little more fancy, try La Playa. You can sip on a glass of bourbon at Messina's with an impressive selection of over 75 to choose from and walk back to the condo...no need to get behind the wheel. Also within walking distance, pick out the perfect beach attire at Soho Beach or Jewel Toffier Clothing. Need to rent a bicycle? We have that and more available to rent at Yolo Board. There's also a day spa, nail salon, hair salon, drug store, bank, and well, what more do you need?

If you do want to venture out for a great meal to remember, there are many choices along Hwy. 30A including the incredible beach and sunset views at The Vue, which is a short walk up the beach. Then there's fresh sushi at Basmati's Asian Cuisine in Blue Mountain Beach; great seafood at Local Catch Bar and Grill or Stinky's Fish Camp; or listen to live music while you dine at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, a truly legendary watering hole and just a great place to have some fun. Plus, there are many, many other choices nearby including breakfast at the famous DoNut Hole just off 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Try the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict there and you will be ruined for life. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at the DoNut Hole. We also highly recommend Captain Dave's in Destin for the freshest seafood around or the Acme Oyster House at The Village of Baytown Wharf in the Sandestin Resort. The list of great places to dine is almost endless!

All in all, this is a beach paradise waiting for you and if you want to really enjoy your time at the beach, this condo will not disappoint you. Do not delay as this one books up full every summer and once you stay here, you will know why.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Denis Smalley

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Linda and Denis Smalley own this beautiful property and invite you to share their wonderful beach condo. Denis is a construction project manager and Linda is a respiratory therapist. 'We look forward to retiring on Santa Rosa Beach. Until then, Sea Side Serenity is our beach paradise when we can spare a few days, and we know you will agree that it cannot be outdone for fun in the sun. '

Denis Smalley purchased this condo in 2011

We have been to many beaches and the area along 30A is one is one of the best beaches we have seen. We love the natural beauty and don't miss the high rises one bit. The nearby coastal lakes are very unique and they attract a variety of birds and wildlife.

There are a huge variety of activities nearby that we enjoy such as swimming, sailing, fishing, golfing, birding, shopping, dining, hiking, snorkeling, and more but the thing we really look forward to is just relaxing in paradise.

This is our home away from home and we look forward to being here every chance we get. It's great building memories with our kids, grand kids, and just ourselves in this wonderful location. It is so beautiful, we want to share it with you and know you will love our home as much as we do.

We live and work in a busy city which we really enjoy. But we look forward to getting away for some peace and quiet and serenity. Sitting on the patio looking out over the lake is so relaxing. The beach here is very, very beautiful and the people here are super friendly. Plus, we like to cook so the large, well equipped kitchen is a real pleasure for a condo of this size. 'Sea Side Serenity' is exactly what it 's name describes and we love it.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
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Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
5

ENJOYABLE STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic experience while staying at Sea Side Serenity for the second time. We like the ground floor condo for ease of going in and out all day long. Close to the pool and the grill is perfect! The condo is well equipped and had everything to make the stay just like home. Kitchen has all essential cooking needs. Comfortable beds throughout. Denis was responsive immediately to all requests and questions - thank you very much!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
4

30A FANS

  • 4 of 5
Great location, nice condo. Dennis was great to work with.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
This was my second trip to Sea Side Serenity and it will not be my last. Everything was represented as on the web site. The condo was clean and with the available WiFi I was able to work online with the university I a currently attending. Our first trip last year we had an issue with the ice maker not making ice. We called the owners and the maintainence staff was there within no time and fixed the problem. The icemaker worked and there were no other problems with any applicances or anything else.
Great local resturants.
I have recommended this condo to several of my friends and everyone that has stayed there have been extremely pleased and stated they would return.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Knoxville, TN. USA
5

THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I WILL BE BACK IN THIS SAME CONDO EVERY YEAR!!!

  • 5 of 5
I spent a week here with some of my family and it was wonderful! It is very nicely decorated and very clean. We only had one issue; the ice maker was not functioning properly. I notified the owners who had someone over to evaluate. The problem was fixed within 30 minutes of my call to notify the owners! I love their personal touches in the condo and throughout our communications with the owner both prior to the visit as well as with the problem we encountered, I really appreciated their kind promptness. They definitely make a person feel welcome and at home in their retreat!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
California
2

DISPOINTED STAY AT GULF PLACE

  • 2 of 5
We have stayed at many units over the years at Gulf Place while visiting relatives in the area. This is the first time we have stayed in a unit that was not clean. The floors were so dirty we wore socks to keep our feet clean, the appliances were dirty, the bathrooms were dirty. The unit itself needed updating although with the exception of the phone all the appliances and items in the unit did function. The phone would only receive calls but could not call out. Could not make emergency calls or even reach a operator. The area around the unit was a nice & clean as always including the pool & spa which was nicely heated
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Side Serenity - Ground Floor 2BR 2BA on Hwy 30a Gulf Place
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p185101vb
865-898-2946
Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Parsons, TN
5

FIRST (BUT NOT LAST) STAY AT SEA SIDE SERENITY AT SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL

  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent stay! The ground floor condo provided perfect access to the area. The private beach entrance was also appreciated and not at all congested. We enjoyed the restaurants, shops, and of course the main attraction the white sandy beach. The constant beach breeze, warm clear water, and lack of congestion were very rewarding. We look forward to our next beach stay at Sea Side Serenity.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Allen Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 24 2014 - Aug 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$148
$896
 
 
Fall Break
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
$148
$896
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$118
$689
$1,348
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Spring Break and Summer Rentals are Saturday to Saturday only.
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Damage deposit is negotiable in lieu of Property Damage Insurance. Requires credit card and owner approval.
$250 holds dates - 50% due at 60 days out - 100% due at 30 days out
Monthly rates in winter based on 28 days.
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Amenities

Dune Allen Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Elevator
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath linens provided for 6 guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow top matress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds in Master is very comfortable!
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • golf
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
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