Beachy Homes for Big Families This Holiday Season

September always gets us thinking about the upcoming holiday season. With the first day of autumn on September 22, it’s time to start conferring and confirming your family’s holiday plans. And although we may be a little biased, we can’t think of anything better than spending a big holiday on a beautiful beach with our whole family. Dune Allen Realty has an inventory of spacious, luxurious homes that can fit you and your whole crew—perfect for reuniting and reconnecting with loved … Learn more »

5 Reasons to Spend Late Summer or Early Fall in South Walton / 30A Florida

  When you think of the sugary soft sand and warm, turquoise waters that Scenic Highway 30A is famous for, you probably think of the popular summer months when the beaches are packed and the sunshine is high in the sky.  But what if we told you there was an even better time to visit South Walton, a time that’s less crowded and a little less hot, yet still has beautiful sunsets? And also a time when the entire stretch … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »