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Steve Howard

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english

High Dune,Classic Nostalgic Gulf Front in Dune Allen

7 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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High Dune

High Dune – 5231 W. County Hwy 30A – Dune Allen Beach, FL

Stay with Sunburst and get up to $280 in Beach Gear delivered to your vacation home!

Adorable, nostalgic High Dune is a 4 bedroom / 2 bath home located on the second tier gulf front in Dune Allen Beach. Close to Destin, yet away from the crowds, this home offers an affordable alternative for your family or for two families to share. Well maintained and just lovingly renovated, High Dune has the authentic rustic cedar exterior, yet a completely updated interior. The latest round of updates replaced all the kitchen cabinets, countertops, new washer and dryer, new microwave vent hood, dishwasher and all the tile floors. The bedrooms have hardwood floors and both bathrooms have been completely renovated with new tile and solid surface vanity sinks.

The living room / kitchen / dining area is in the center of the home with two bedrooms on each side for privacy. Kitchen has cabinets, a large granite island with 4 barstools, fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, glass top range and microwave. Kitchen overlooks living and dining area for a together family feel. Dining table seats 6. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, love seat, leather side chair and 2 side tables with lamps. For entertainment purposes, there is a LCD TV, HD Cable, Blu-ray, Bose Wave Stereo and several DVD movies for your viewing pleasure.

Sliding glass doors in the living room offer views of the brilliant Gulf of Mexico. Your gulf front deck is outfitted with various furniture for relaxing and listening to the gulf. Because the home is second tier gulf front, portions of the gulf view are blocked by another home. An outdoor shower in a privacy stall allows clean up before entering the house. Private boardwalk to the beach means you have direct access to the white sand beaches.

On the east side of the house, you will find a queen bedroom with Gulf views, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, chest of drawers, closet and LCD TV with HD Cable. The other bedroom on this side has views of Oyster Lake, a double bed and a twin bed, chest of drawers, bedside table, lamp and LCD TV with HD Cable as well as a DVD / VCR. Between these two bedrooms, there is a hall bath with tub / shower and a Corian sink.

On the west side of the house, you will find a queen bedroom with Gulf views, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, chest of drawers, closet and LCD TV with HD Cable. The other bedroom on this side has views of Oyster Lake, two twin beds, chest of drawers, wall-mounted reading lamps, LCD TV with HD Cable and closet. Between these two bedrooms, there is a hall bath with tiled shower and a Corian sink.

Washer and dryer in kitchen. Charcoal grill. Parking in the driveway for at least 4 cars. Outside shower with privacy stall.

Sunburst Beach Vacations offers accommodations that include Gulf front beach homes, condominiums and Gulf view villas with private pools. We specialize within several unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach. We are a small, locally-owned company with intimate knowledge of our area, and we can provide professional, friendly advice to create the perfect beach vacation to fit your needs. We look forward to working with you…please give us a call today!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Regarding pricing, a cleaning and processing fee, a $69 Vacation Rental Damage Plan Fee and tax will be added to ALL rates. Travel Insurance is optional and can be added at Guest's choosing.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Howard (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

The view is great. The sand is white and the sky is clear. What else could we ask for? Thank you for some great relaxation.
Oct 2010
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Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

High Dune,Classic Nostalgic Gulf Front in Dune Allen
average rating of 4.571429 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Location, Great House, Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this location and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had 8 adults and two children and had plenty of room. Easy access to the BEST BEACH I have ever experienced. The sand was white and soft, and the water was clear and deep blue. The beach was not super crowded. We were there the week of the 4th of July and had no problem setting up 4 pop-up canopies at 10am.

Negatives:

The washer/dryer are not full size. Tip: manually run the washer spin cycle a second time, or the towels will never get dry.

Sliding glass doors on the beach side of the house should probably be replaced. Old, heavy, and difficult to slide. Bring WD40, which helped.

Positives:

AC worked great.

Kitchen was well stocked with every utensil/pot you could ever need.

Modern appliances.

Lots of bath towels.

Easy access to both the GREAT beach and the main road.

Tom Thumb within walking distance for ice & beer.

House was clean, well maintained, and had a good layout.

Beds were very comfortable.

Management company did a great job of communicating pertinent information.

I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends. It is a really great house for the price.

(Here is a tip: Getting to this beach from I-10 on a Saturday afternoon was an absolute NIGHTMARE. There are only two roads: 331 & 293, both are two lane. 331 is under construction and 293 has a toll. We were stuck on 331 for more than two hours and other family members said 293 was even worse because of the back up at the toll booth. Plan your travel accordingly. Next time, I am going to MAKE SURE I am on Hwy 98 before NOON. Even though check in is not until 4pm, we will go to a movie, go shopping, hit the go cart track, go to the public beach...anything to kill time rather than sit in traffic for hours and hours!)

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great one family house steps from the gorgeous beach!

  • 5 of 5

The overall living area was nicely remodeled however the bathrooms could use an upgrade. The water pressure in the showers (outdoor shower included) is next to nothing and is difficult to wash the ocean away after a long day on the beach. The place was overall clean although a pest spray could be useful as we did find one large roach which was easily squished and cleaned up once we caught him. Our cell phone service was very spotty inside the house, but that was mentioned in the info we received, just be warned text messages came through hours late if they came through at all. Overall it was just the house we were looking for and couldn't have asked for better than just a few steps down to the clean white beach and beautiful clear blue ocean. The larger house in between us and the beach wasn't an issue at all as we still got a great view and privacy. The beds were comfortable and extra pillows in the closet a plus with tv's in all bedrooms. Was also great to have a washer and dryer in the house for those humid days when your bathing suit just won't dry on its own! I would stay here again if I come back to Dune Allen beach.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for the price. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you sharing your vacation experience in High Dune in Dune Allen along Scenic HW 30-A. Our Guests have let us know that they think that High Dune offers a comfortable and relaxing classic beach home environment and they love the location on the Beach....all for a really attractive price. It is a great value! Thanks for choosing Sunburst Beach Vacations to host your trip and we look forward to seeing your soon. Steve Howard Founder and General Manager Sunburst Beach Vacations
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Alabama
2

High Dune- Needs work!

  • 2 of 5

The best part of the house is the location! The beach really is just a few steps away from the house. And the area is beautiful!

The house is in desperate need of renovation. The kitchen looks like its about to fall apart. The cabinets smell musty and they were not clean inside, crumbs. The bar stools are too high for the the counter top bar area.

The floors are uneven and we found some extra "visitors" ( water bugs or roaches!) in the twin bedroom.

The bedding needs updating, had lots of bleach stains and was very unattractive because of it.

On the positive side there were enough towels to go around for everyone. The washer and dryer in the kitchen were also great. Not so great was that the washer was too big for the space under the cabinet and so it was a "catch all" for the crumbs during food preparation.

With this house I feel that the price tag was not justified, it was a let down for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucy- We are happy that you enjoyed the location, layout and amenities of High Dune. While the home is a “classic beach home”, we have been working with the Owners of the home in making upgrades over the last several years including replacing carpeting with hardwood floors, bathrooms completely renovated, bed covers upgraded, new televisions, new appliances in the kitchen and a new deck on the gulf side. The kitchen cabinets are about the last item that has not been replaced in the home and we will discuss your suggestions to the owner. We apologize that the home did not totally meet your expectations. High Dune does have regular pest control, however, with the amount of rain we had this summer, the bug population has exploded and is seeking shelter just like the humans have. Also it is regrettable that there are bleach stains on some of the new comforters – unfortunately past renters have gotten sunscreen or makeup on the fabric. We will investigate and replace as needed. High Dune is a "Value" vacation home and, we think, for the market, is priced accordantly. Past Guests have been satisfied with the experience. We regret you do not totally feel that way, but we appreciate your input and thank you for staying with us.
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Little Rock, AR
5

Great price and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lovely home for a week and loved every minute. It is a great price for a house on the beach with minimal stairs down to the sand (only about 6). We had two 3 years olds with us as well as 3 grandparents. They all felt comfortable and it was so much easier than some of the other homes with tons of stairs down to the beach. It is very clean and had all the ammenities. We hope to stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shepherdsville, KY
5

Diamond in the Rough

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this play justice! The house is very well furnished! The kitchen is amazing if you choose to cook in. The living area is perfect as are the bedrooms. While there is not a "perfect" view of the beach, the beach itself makes up for that!!! The walkway is perfect and you just feel like the beach is your's! We were just close enough for shopping and restaurants. The Donute Hole and Christianos were two of our favorites! We'd definitely consider staying here again! Thank you for thinking of your guests as you set up your house!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amenities

Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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