Things to do on 30A in Autumn.

3 Reasons to Visit South Walton this Fall

We know, we know. Summertime and South Walton go hand-in-hand. But what if we told you our favorite season was actually the one right on the horizon… autumn! Here are 3 things we love about autumn on the Emerald Coast. Tremendous temperatures. Finally, that oppressive summer heat and humidity start to ebb away. And suddenly, it’s much more comfortable to ride your bike, visit the farmer’s market, and even eat an ice cream cone without it melting all over. You … Learn more »

South Walton Beaches: The Ideal “Nursery” for Baby Sea Turtles

Protective dunes, swaying sea oats, and fine white sand that’s like sugar. Crystal clear water and gentle breezes. These are just a few things that bring visitors from around the world to our beautiful beach communites in South Walton every year. But our picture-perfect beaches are also a draw for the tiniest, most precious of visitors— the baby sea turtle. Every year, from May until October, hundreds of female loggerheads and green sea turtles make the long trip back to … Learn more »

Woman shopping for groceries near her vacation rental

Our 5 Favorite Spots to Grocery Shop on the Emerald Coast

We know, we know—grocery shopping isn’t exactly on the top of the list of things you’re looking forward to on your next 30A vacay. But we truly believe that a well-planned, well-executed trip to the supermarket at the beginning of your holiday is the key to elevating your South Walton vacation from mediocre to magnificent. Let us explain. Imagine for a moment that you’re just waking up on your first day of vacation—perhaps in a stunning oceanfront villa like Diamond … Learn more »

Families relaxing on the beach

Spend Thanksgiving 2020 in a South Walton Vacation Rental

There’s no doubt about it, the holidays can be stressful. There are so many details to consider, and this year even more complicated—with so many working from home and attending remote school. For Thanksgiving 2020, why not turn tradition on its head, too? Skip the usual Thanksgiving routine and rent a home at the beach! Picture it—your family all together in a beautifully spacious beach vacation house enjoying Thanksgiving day making your famous roasted turkey and apple pie. After dinner, … Learn more »

One of our vacation rentals on 30A

Scenic Highway 30A—The Perfect Autumn Vacay

Miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches to explore. An entire ocean of warm, clear water simply waiting for you to dive right in. And an endless amount of crisp, fresh ocean air to breathe. A trip to Scenic Highway 30A is the ultimate autumn getaway! Within a day’s drive of most of the southern states, South Walton is an amazing spot to bring your family for an unforgettable time at the beach. And Dune Allen Realty has just the place to … Learn more »

The beach in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Santa Rosa Beach—The Heart of South Walton

If you’re searching for the perfect spot to escape to right now, it doesn’t get much better than Santa Rosa Beach in South Walton. The gentle sea breezes, swaying palm trees, and vibrant local community will truly soothe your soul. It’s a place to go where you can still maintain safety and social distancing guidelines while you enjoy endless miles of pristine sandy beaches. Take a deep breath, let the warm turquoise water swirl around your ankles, and watch dolphins … Learn more »

8 New South Walton Beach Vacation Homes You Have to See

We’ll admit it—we’re kinda picky. When it comes to our Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals, we’re looking for the best. We want each of our South Walton beach rentals to be exceptional, and we want each and every one of our guests to be delighted. It’s a high bar! So when we add a new home to our vacation rental portfolio, you can be sure that we’ve done our homework. We’re proud to say that Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals … Learn more »

Photo of the new Dune Allen Beach access point

A Brand New Dune Allen Beach Access Point is Open

An Open, Welcoming Space… Stepping onto the Scenic Highway 30A coastline is like stepping into a beach lover’s dream. All along the coast, you’ll find powdery soft, snow-white sand to sink your toes into. Then there is the crystal clear, aquamarine water filled with frolicking dolphins and majestic sea turtles. When the sun gets too warm, a gentle offshore breeze will cool you down and send the sea oats swaying. When you want to brush the sand off your flip-flops … Learn more »

Making holiday popcorn treats in your 30A beach vacation rental.

Holiday Treats to Make in Your South Walton Vacation Rental Kitchen

Your South Walton Vacation Home for the Holidays One of the best things about renting a South Walton vacation home—besides the sparkling white sand, warm turquoise water, and gentle sea breezes—has got to be the kitchen. Wait—did we just say the kitchen? Yup. Hear us out. Renting a home with a fully-equipped kitchen eliminates a majority of your vacation stress. Think about it. Particularly when traveling with large groups, finding a place you can all agree on to eat breakfast, … Learn more »

Find places to stay for the 30A Songwriter's Music Festival in South Walton. We have beach condo rentals at great rates!

Strumming Guitars and Swaying Palm Trees—Don’t Miss the 11th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival

Music lovers, rejoice! The 11th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival line up has been announced, and you’re going to want to start planning your trip to South Walton—pronto. Every year, songwriters, artists, and musicians from around the world gather together on the shores of Scenic Highway 30A for a weekend of live music, sparkling sunshine, and swaying palm trees. Held from January 17 to January 20, 2020, the festival is just the thing to warm your winter blahs and enliven your … Learn more »