SERENITY NOW...THE SEA LIFE! GULF VIEW HOME

Bill Letsinger

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SERENITY NOW...THE SEA LIFE! GULF VIEW HOME

Dune Allen Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Serenity Now ... The Sea Life!

Come visit the sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, voted one of the 10 Best Beach Destinations in the World for 2011 by Yahoo! Travel. If you have visited this part of Florida before, I am confident you will want to come back. If you have never experienced the area before, you won't be sorry. We have experienced many other beach areas in the Eastern US, and we keep coming back here. We are pleased to offer our completely renovated (in 2012), 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2200sqft house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for vacation rental.

Within Santa Rosa Beach, this beach house is located in a very special area, called Beach Highlands and is nestled between Dune Allen Beach and Topsail Hill State Preserve. Even though Santa Rosa Beach and the general area has grown in population and amenities, this location remains uncrowded, much as it was in the 1970s. There are no high rise buildings and to our west are only single family homes followed by 4 miles of undisturbed beachfront state park reserve. So if you are looking to relax and enjoy the pristine beauty and sea life without the crowds, yet be close to the amenities, this is the place.

The house has three bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 2 sets of bunk beds), three full baths and configured to comfortably support a large family, two moderate size families or a small family that likes to have a lot of living space. The house is located 1 lot back from the gulf on the south side of highway 30A.

Outside, there is a 20x12 beach side deck with pergola and a fantastic view of the water. You are only steps away from the beach with a private beach access. After a fun day at the beach, wash away the sand and salt in the fully enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower. Inside, the north end of the house has a master bedroom with a queen bed, TV and full bath. At the south end of the house is a second master bedroom with a king bed, TV and full bath. The third bedroom is in the middle of the house and has two sets of bunkbeds, a TV and full bath. In addition, the house has a living room with a TV and a bonus room with a 51' flatscreen TV, each with views of the Gulf, and a full kitchen with breakfast bar. The house has a full size washer and dryer, 80 gal hot water heater and the typical conveniences of home including microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, blender and Wi-Fi internet.

Our unique rental offers the uncrowded and serene beach experience, much like it was in the 1970s, even though it is now only 3 miles to a Walmart, 4 miles to a grocery store, 4 miles to a movie theatre and near upscale shopping and a wide variety of restaurants. Come experience Serenity Now ... The Sea Life!

For more pictures (some of how the area looked in the early 1970's and fishing pictures) and more information, please visit the Serenity Now ... The Sea Life! website at the link provided above PHOTOs.

Keywords: Home, House, Gulf View, Completely remodeled in 2012, Beach Highlands, Dune Allen Beach, Private Beach Access, Uncrowded Beach, Fishing

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

Bill Letsinger

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

We (brothers Joe and Bill Letsinger) have been vacationing at this beautiful location in the Beach Highlands area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida since we were very small (1970). At that time there really wasn't much around except for the natural beauty, fun and relaxation offered by the white sand and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In 1986 our family moved from Indiana and bought this house. We both love to fish and have certainly done a lot of fishing off of the beach and deep sea fishing out of Destin over the years. In the mid 1980's our family moved to the area, and our Mom purchased this house. Joe and his family continue to reside in the area. After moving north for school and work for many years, Bill has moved back to the south so that his family could enjoy this location and the incredible fishing and fishing diversity that it offers.

Private beach access, Gulf views. Located in quite and uncrowded Beach Highland which borders 4 miles of pristine beach and dunes of Topsail Hill State preserve. Close to the amenities, but serene and relaxing.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Serenity Now...the Sea Life! Gulf View Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Serenity Now...the Sea Life! Gulf View Home
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
5

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5
We WILL make this a yearly event! We've stayed from Gulf Shores, AL, to Palm Coast, FL, and this home provides the most amazing beach views we've experienced! The water is clearly beautiful, and the beach is virtually private / secluded. You can't ask for a better location either - close to excellent restaurants, shopping, steps to the beach, and even close proximity to the bay (if you rent a boat for a day like we did). My husband especially enjoyed cooking on the Weber grill. The pictures really don't do the place justice.... but then how do you capture true serenity?
We shall return! God Bless!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Rockaway Beach, Mo USA
5

Blue family

  • 5 of 5
We came to this house last year and loved it. We could not wait to return. The pictures do not do it justice and you will not be disappointed. You won't find a better place for the price.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 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
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Germantown, TN
5

Annual Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Serenity Now is PERFECT!! We've been going to Santa Rosa Beach for over 25 years. This house is ideal for young children/elderly because of no stairs. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'll need for meals and there is a nice gas grill outdoors. Bedrooms and bathrooms are large. Decorations are fresh and clean. Views to the ocean are plentiful (we saw dolphins from the den on two mornings). This is a great beach house for the $$
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Birmingham, AL
5

Cleanest House Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our Top Ten Countdown - Things that we loved about Serenity Now:
10. Location (beach was NOT crowded - no crossing streets or carrying beach toys long distances)
9. Decor - so nicely decorated - beautiful and very comfortable!
8. Space - Rooms were larger than they appear in the pictures - Den + Living room provided adults a separate hang out space from the kids
7. Closets!! Storage space was great!
6. View - beautiful ocean views
5. Communication from the owners was wonderful! So easy to work with!
4. All the comforts of home at the beach - the Letsinger's have thought of everything!! From soap to pizza cutters to hangers in the closet!
3. Outdoor Shower
2. Clothes Line!!!! What a great idea for all those wet/sandy swimsuits and towels!
1. Cleanliness - Cleanest house we have ever stayed at on 30A!!

We can't wait to return to this rental home. Thank you Letsinger Family for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Nashville, TN
5

Can't wait to return

Can't wait to return
  • 5 of 5
We returned from Serenity Now…The Sea Life! this past Saturday, and I can speak for everyone in our group that we wished we were still there. This is the perfect beach house! We had eight people in our group, with two being young children (3 & 5). We loved the proximity to the beach from the house. Even though this house is not considered “Gulf Front”, you always had a view of the Gulf. Our favorite of all is how you could be cooking in the kitchen and still having a view of the Gulf. The stairs were very easy to navigate, even for a 3 year old. We enjoyed how we could leave our tent, chairs and beach toy bag under the stairs each evening, so we didn’t have to carry these items back and forth each morning and afternoon. The house is decorated beautify, and it was mentioned by all how comfortable the beds are. The bathrooms are all three very decently sized. We of course love to cook the delicious seafood that is available from the Gulf, and found that the kitchen had everything that we needed to prepare and serve our meals.

The house is practically right across the street from Stinky’s Fish Camp and Bait Shop. We had several meals at Stinky’s, and also shopped at their bait shop for fresh bait as my husband enjoys to surf fish for Pompano. We learned while at the bait shop that they also have excellent iced coffee! The house is also in close proximity to both Publix and Wal-Mart.

Truly, what we enjoyed the most was renting from the Letsinger Family! We have been staying on 30A for about 7 years, and visit the area once if not two times per year. We have dealt with many different rental companies and individuals, and no one compares to the Letsinger Family. We had superior communication throughout the entire rental process.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Allen Beach South Walton
Wilson, WY, USA
5

Fabulous Family Fun

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to Santa Rosa Beach to celebrate a family wedding. The location was perfect, the house has a wonderful view with spacious common areas and large bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is stocked with anything and everything you might need and when you walk out the back door, you see endless views of the Gulf of Mexico. We will most definitely stay again. What a fabulous place!! Perfect for friends and family!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Dune Allen Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes $500 deposit is required at time of booking. 50% of balance is due 60 days prior to stay with remaining balance due 30 days prior to stay. The property only rents for full weeks during the summer season. There is a minimum stay of a full week during all seasons. Rates and availability are subject to change. Please email owner for final quote and availability.

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Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dune Allen Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All 3 bathrooms are full baths with large vanity, toilet, and tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2 bunk beds in middle bedroom)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Outside fully enclosed hot/cold shower.
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