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SeaSide Serenity - your luxurous 2BR beach getaway in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach

Denis Smalley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Denis Smalley

Member since: 2008
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SeaSide Serenity - your luxurous 2BR beach getaway in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach

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

Overview

Dune Allen Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ground Floor Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) + Big Screen TV

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. Just upgraded in 2014 with wood floors in the bedrooms and a Big Screen TV in the Living Area. 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 anyone who is looking for serenity and the sea! 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, and more. Everything you need 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 coffee at Sunrise Coffee Company, Pizza By the Sea, or for something a little more fancy, try La Playa. For something more adventurous, try The Perfect Pig where The South of France meets Napa Valley meets the Deep South. 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 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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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Denis Smalley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Denis Smalley

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

Why Denis Smalley chose Dune Allen Beach

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

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

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

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SeaSide Serenity - your luxurous 2BR beach getaway in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
Summit Lake, Wisconsin
5

Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our return to Gulf Place and Sea Side Serenity for the month of February. We had family and friends come visit us during our stay and they all enjoyed the condo and its amenities. We especially enjoyed our walks on the beach and seeing the beautiful sunsets. We like the ground floor location for closeness to the pool/hot tub and the use of the grill. We really liked grilling the fresh shrimp from Goatfeathers. The condo owners are very conscientious and respond to emails promptly. Thank you for sharing your condo with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hamilton, Ohio
4

Ringing in the New Year

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is outstanding. Loved the ground level access while not being right in front of the pool, loved the close location for bike storage, and were thrilled with the beach access. We have stayed along 30a four times prior but never in the winter. For that, our location was even better. We biked everywhere, enjoyed fireworks at Seaside on New Years Eve, and our son took the local Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day. We strolled through the local shops, rented from the bike shop, and even utilized the pharmacy. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Gulf Shores, Alabama
5

Mom/Daughter Annual Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters, my daughter-in-law, and I take a trip every year during the Labor Day weekend. We stayed at Sea Side Serenity this year and had a wonderful experience. The unit was clean and comfortable; we didn't know how we would like being on the ground floor, but it was great! The condo is only steps to the pool and the beach access is so convenient. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
O'Fallon, MO
5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. The pool is within walking distance off the main level balcony. The condo had everything we needed and was very close to restaurants and shops. The beach was a very short walk to the Beach. It was everything we could ask for and more in a condo. The location was great and we loved being on the quiet side and not being in the crowded high-rise Destin complexes.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, TX
4

Perfect location, has everything, but noisy

  • 4 of 5

This is a great condo - the location cannot be beat! An easy walk to restaurants and the beach is right across C30a. Big Publix 5 mins away. We were planning to rent bikes, but once we arrived, we saw that they were completely unnecessary. Small patio and the charcoal grills were literally right outside the door, and pool about 20 steps to the left. Condo had every utensil you could want - we stay at houses/condos in the area for every vacation, and this is the first one that had every single thing and we didn't have to go buy what was missing (has a quality blender, good knives, literally every. single. thing.). So props to the owners for having it ALL. Everything was in good working order, well maintained.

Our ONLY negatives relate to noise. EVERY toilet flush and shower from above is clearly heard - very loud, pipes clanging and banging all the way down the walls, especially in the king bedroom. The ceiling is apparently too thin, also. Our first few days, there was a nice couple in the unit above us and minimal noise, just normal walking. Unfortunately, then a family with three children, toddler to preteen, arrived. We asked nicely twice if they could keep it down (we understood there would be some noise, but perhaps stopping the kids from jumping off the beds onto the floor over and over again and running down the hall?), but they refused, saying they're kids so too bad, and shut the door on us. Certainly NOT the condo or owner's fault, but something to be aware of if this sort of thing will cause you distress - you're kind of at the mercy of neighborly respect. Absolutely NO noise from the side neighbors, though!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the compliments, Janeen. We are very sorry that you and your family had to deal with neighbors who did not show any courtesy or respect for you and the others around you. These units, like most condos, are subject to some noise from adjacent units. It is unfortunate that your neighbors did not respond more appropriately to your complaints, but there are steps that can be taken if a guest is being excessively noisy and the condo rules specify quiet hours that are enforced. We always suggest contacting Lone Wolf Security, our on site security provider if another guest is bothering you in any way (their contact information is provided on the refrigerator door). A visit from them is usually more effective than a complaint from a neighboring guest. Lone Wolf will then monitor the problem guest and if they do not improve, they will refer the issue to our on site Management Company. If things don't improve, "The Association" managers will contact the owner or rental agency and this is usually very effective in solving "unruly neighbor" problems. Although it is rare, if problems continue, there have been occasions where very obnoxious guests were removed from the property. Had we been contacted, we would have been glad to assist in dealing with the issue, but unfortunately, we were never made aware of the problem. Again, we are sorry you had to put up with this Janeen and we can say without a doubt that this is not something most of our guests encounter.
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

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Rates & Availability

From $118 Per night

Dune Allen Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Pre Summer
Apr 12 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$159
$929
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$159
$929
 
 
Fall Break
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$159
$929
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$118
$689
$1,348
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100 + 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.
$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.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In an effort to keep out prices low, beginning in 2015, we will not include local telephone service. It seems everyone has cell phones now and reception is excellent so this service was largely not needed nor requested.

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