Florida’s year-round sun and warmth make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your summer escape this year. The summer heat cranks up, as do the fun and exciting activities and events along Historic Route 30A. Check out one of the best summer events on 30A below!
Each of the beautiful beach towns along 30A celebrates summer with a farmers market. Each runs on its own schedule, but they all include an array of homemade or locally-made art, crafts, fresh produce, and more. Check the calendar of each town, but these events run throughout the summer and into the fall, meaning you’re likely to be able to attend at least one during your trip, if not more!
Summer Concert Series
The towns along 30A host summer concert series events throughout July and August featuring all sorts of music styles from jazz and blues to bluegrass and more unique offerings like “arcade sounds” and more. Check each town’s schedule of events to find your favorites and make sure they’re part of your 30A summer activity itinerary.
Junior Summer Golf Camp
If some of the adults in the group are golfers, and the kids want to join them on the course, first they’ll likely need some lessons. Baytowne Golf Club, part of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offers regular lessons at their golf academy for all ages, a junior golf program that caters to kids 17 and under. A special summer golf camp for the kids at the Raven caters to kids aged 7-13. Classes are from 8:30-11 a.m., and the remaining dates are July 11-13 and July 24-26. Drinks, snacks, and all golf equipment will be provided. Only 15 spots per camp are available, so contact the course to make your reservation soon!
Summer Movie Series
Just like live music, the towns along 30A celebrate cinema in the summer, too! Some offer showings of some of the most popular films, along with classics the whole family will enjoy. Each town hosts the event on different schedules, so make sure to find your favorite movies and make them a part of your summer visit. Offerings include the 2016 Pete’s Dragon, 2019’s Lady & the Tramp, and others.
All American Thursday
The series at HarborWalk Village and the Destin Harbor runs June 1 – August 10 and is a can’t-miss to add to your summer event schedule. The vintage airshow is a tribute to our heroes and is accompanied by other events like live music, fireworks, and a fire-spinning show. Parking is $20. The event runs 6:30-9 pm each night.
Baytowne Art and Food Fest
A fun and delicious way to wrap up summer takes place at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Labor Day weekend. Spend the day strolling the village streets, browse a variety of art pieces from local and regional artists, and best of all – enjoy delicious food! Participating restaurants as well as local food trucks will be offering some of their most delicious offerings during the event. Along with the food and art, you’ll enjoy live music throughout the event each day. The festival ends with a bang and a fireworks spectacular over the town lagoon on Sunday at 9:30 pm.
It’s not just the 4th of July that’s celebrated with fireworks and fun. The Village of Baytowne Wharf lights up the sky each Tuesday throughout the summer with Boomin’ Tuesday. As the sun sinks below the waters of the Gulf, turn your eyes skyward as the night lights up. Fireworks shows start at 9:15 pm over the lagoon. Come early and dance to the tunes spun by DJ Mike Whitty at the DJ Dance Party in the Events Plaza starting at 7:15 pm.
Adventures in Alys
Throughout the summer, the REP Theatre takes the stage at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre for a fun storytelling experience. Mondays at 10 am, actors perform improvised stories based on audience suggestions. The show at 10 am on Wednesdays is the Alys Improv Hour featuring unscripted, interactive, improv games for the whole family. Best of all – the event is free!
Fun Summer Events on 30A
Begin and end every day of your summer respite along 30A in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own summer fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from homes all the way up to 10 bedrooms for a summer family or group getaway that fits everyone for a dose of Florida-style summer events and excitement. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from, no matter how long you stay with us. Step outside and enjoy private patios or balconies, and other outdoor fun. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flatscreen TVs, a private pool or spa, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled summer trip to 30A!
The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it the perfect destination for a getaway, any time you need a break. But planning where to go, all of your activities, as well as where to make your temporary home is a big task. The town of Seaside along Historic Route 30A is a choice that will give you unforgettable memories, water, sand, sun, and fun throughout your stay. Our Happy Place is a four-story, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home with room for up to 10 guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a fun and inviting Seaside, Florida vacation retreat in the heart of Historic 30A.
- Seaside Community
- Outdoor Living
- Close to Shopping & Dining
- 2 Community Pools (1 adults-only)
- Other Community Amenities
Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay in Seaside along 30A will find all they desire and more in the home at Our Happy Place. Fun and stylish furnishings and finishes with beach décor touches can be found in every area of the home. Located in a quiet community, Our Happy Place is just moments from the sand and crashing waves of the Gulf, as well as plenty of 30A fun.
Arrive at the home and take in its grand four-story structure. Each level is covered with a blue siding and white trim that blend in with the surroundings and offer a calm, beach feel. The first floor features a covered patio with entry to the home, as well as a patio looking out to the neighborhood street where you can sit and socialize together or with nearby neighbors. There is also a small deck with an outdoor shower and a place to hang wet beach towels or other outdoor gear. The second floor boasts a balcony with Adirondack-style seating and a cozy porch swing off the front of the home. The top floor of the home features an observation tower with bar seating.
Step inside the home to a small foyer where you can set your things aside. There is also a cozy half bathroom. Straight ahead you’ll find the open great room. Take a seat on the cozy chairs or couch, warm yourself by the fire, watch a favorite movie or TV show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV, or simply admire the dark wood beams of the ceiling. At mealtime, head to the fully equipped kitchen. Spacious counters, including a kitchen island with seating for two, join stainless steel appliances and a number of cabinets and drawers holding everything you need to prepare and serve a home-cooked meal. Enjoy the meal at the long, rectangular table that seats everyone! You’ll also find the laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer on this level. At the top of the steps to the third floor, you’ll find a cozy sitting area/den with a couch, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and an en suite bath with tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity.
At the end of a fun-filled 30A day, retreat to a private bedroom. Head to the second floor. Choose the master suite for a king bed, tall dresser with flat screen TV on the top, balcony, and en suite bath featuring a soaking tub, frameless glass walk-in shower, and double-sink vanity. The second bedroom boasts a queen bed, night tables, dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, access to the balcony, and en suite bath with tub/shower combo, single-sink vanity, and private toilet room. The third floor offers a second master suite! The cozy space features a king bed, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, sitting area, and en suite bath with soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, and double-sink vanity. The fourth bedroom is perfect for the kids. It is located off of the den area and includes two sets of twin-over-twin built-in bunks. A large set of cabinets offers plenty of space for all their things, and space under the lower bunks can store their luggage. Plus, the den space with the TV is just steps away, so they can have quiet time, watch their favorite TV shows, or just have some time away from the adults. There is a space for everyone to enjoy a Seaside 30A adventure!
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 10
2nd Floor | Master Suite – King + Full Bath
2nd Floor | 2nd Bedroom – Queen + Full Bath
3rd Floor | 2nd Master Suite – King + Full Bath
3rd Floor | 4th Bedroom (off den) – Twin-Over-Twin Bunks x2 + Full Bath
- On-Site; 2 Vehicles
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- NO Extra Guests (over 13 already accommodated)
- NO Events
- In-Unit Laundry
- Golf Carts NOT Allowed on the Property
- Saturday-Saturday Rentals ONLY During Spring Break and Summer
- Additional Fees for Amenity Passes, Bike Fees, PDP, Cleaning, Admin, Pool Heat, and Trip Insurance
Book Your Seaside, Florida Vacation Now
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Seaside and 30A, Our Happy Place will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for. Contact us today to book the memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!
Florida’s year-round sun and warmth makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your 4th of July escape this year. You’ll enjoy patriotic activities, as well as time on the beach, in the water, and wherever adventure takes you along 30A for the 4th of July.
Destin Harbor July 4th Fireworks
While Destin shoots off fireworks all summer long on Thursday nights from a barge between Harborwalk Village and the West Jetties Beach, the best show is sure to be on the 4th of July. Pack up your beach gear and your group and head to Destin Harbor to watch the show that is set off from West Jetties Beach. An insider tip: the 15-minute show is best viewed from Norriego Point or the boardwalk. Parking is limited, so you’re advised to arrive early to claim your spot.
Red, White, and Baytowne
Plan to spend some time at Baytowne Wharf, and make sure to schedule it on the 4th so you can take part in the ultimate 4th of July party. The Red, White, and Baytowne event includes live music, face painting, crafts, balloon sculpting, and much more. There are concerts on the main stage all day long for your enjoyment. The event is from 6 to 9:15 p.m. and is capped by a fireworks display.
Village of Baytowne Wharf 4th of July Fireworks
After you’ve spent some time at the town’s Red, White, and Baytowne celebration, turn your attention skyward. The Baytowne 4th of July Fireworks, set to a music soundtrack, ends the evening with a patriotic bang. The show is over the water between the Village and Baytowne Marina, and the soundtrack can be heard throughout the Village. The giant American Flag over the lagoon adds to the patriotic feel. Shorter shows take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer.
Sandestin Hilton July 4th Fireworks
Keep your eyes fixed on the Gulf of Mexico for this light extravaganza. The show is billed as the only one in the area to be set off directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach, making it one-of-a-kind and a don’t-miss experience. The show lasts about ten minutes and is visible from anywhere on the surrounding beaches, and you can even get near the launch spot. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Stars & Stripes Spectacular Concert July 3rd
Head to Seaside for a live concert on the Amphitheater stage. The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will be playing some favorite patriotic songs, along with familiar tunes from some of the biggest films in history. Lawn seating is limited, so you’ll want to arrive early enough to claim your spot for the 7:30 p.m. concert on July 3rd.
Seaside Stars & Stripes Spectacular Fireworks
Once the last note from the pops concert that precedes it fades away, the town of Seaside lights up the sky over the Gulf of Mexico. The show starts directly after the concert. If you attended the concert, your seats near the Seaside Amphitheater are some of the best in the house. You can also choose to relax in the sand or dip your toes in the water while you watch from virtually anywhere on the beach in Seaside.
Fort Walton Beach July 4th Fireworks
Head to Fort Walton Beach for another great fireworks show. You can view the spectacular shower of light anywhere along the water downtown in Fort Walton Beach Landing to enjoy the show that celebrates independence. Fireworks are shot off from a barge over the Santa Rosa Sound starting at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th.
Many of the towns along 30A are hosting 4th of July parades to go along with all the other Independence Day fun and frivolity. South Walton hosts a 4th of July parade starting at 8 a.m., heads down 30A and ends in Seaside. The Grayton Beach Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade also kicks off at 8 a.m. Watch as participants parade by on foot, golf cart, jeep, boats, floats, and more. That parade kicks off at the Red Bar.
Choose 30A for the 4th of July
Begin and end every day of your 4th of July respite in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own patriotic fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from homes all the way up to 10 bedrooms for a 4th of July family getaway that fits everyone for a dose of Florida-style red, white, and blue. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Step outside and enjoy private patios or balconies, and other outdoor fun. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat-screen TVs, private pools, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled 4th of July trip to 30A!
The home at 433 Western Lake Drive is a three-story, 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home with room for up to 16 guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a fun and inviting WaterColor retreat that’s close to everywhere you want to be.
- Views of Western Lake
- Private Pool
- 2 Laundry Rooms
- Outdoor Living
- First Floor Master w/King Bed + Full Bath
- Elevator (for handicap use only, please arrange before arrival)
Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay in the WaterColor community will find all they desire and more!
The bricked drive leads to a two-car garage and the front of the home. A deck hosts a cozy sitting area with Adirondack-style chairs, as well as the entrance to the home. The second floor features a covered balcony overlooking the front. Off the garage is a private balcony facing the lake, accessed by the bedroom. A covered patio features outdoor living furnishings, including a porch swing, an outdoor kitchen with a built-in stainless-steel BBQ, a fireplace with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV above, and outdoor dining for eight. A cozy porch area off the lower-level master offers rocking chairs to sit out and enjoy the weather. A private plunge pool allows you to cool off without packing up for the beach or community pool. The community pool area features multiple pools, multi-level decks with umbrellas, chaise lounges, and other seating, as well as a private boardwalk leading down to the beach! The neighborhood also hosts a basketball court.
Wood floors run throughout the home, including bedrooms and living spaces. Located on the first floor, you’ll find a half bath and cozy office space. Make yourself at home in the open-concept living space that combines living, cooking, and dining. The living area boasts comfortable couches and chairs surrounding a fireplace with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV above. The fully equipped kitchen hosts everything you need for any meal. Spacious counters – including a kitchen island that seats five, join a myriad of cabinets and drawers, a spacious pantry, and stainless-steel appliances that provide everything for your next home-cooked meal. Enjoy the meal al fresco or take a seat at the dining table that seats eight.
Off the garage entrance, you’ll find a mudroom area with a place to hang your outdoor gear and easy access to beach towels. Across the hall is the first-floor laundry room with access from the outside so you don’t track sand and water through the house. Head up to the second floor and find a loft-style area with cozy sectional sofa surrounding another wall-mounted flat-screen TV and access to the second-floor balcony. Guests on this floor need not worry about the late-night munchies. A cozy kitchenette features storage with basic supplies, a microwave, a coffee pot, a sink, and even a dishwasher! There is a second laundry area on this level. At the top of the steps to the third floor, you’ll find a cabinet with a built-in small fridge. Another loft seating area boasts comfortable seating around a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Stock up on snacks before settling in the theater room featuring theater-style seating and a large screen with a projector.
Each bedroom has its own flat-screen TV and en suite bathroom! The first-floor master and many of the guest bedrooms feature king beds. The first-floor master has private access to the main outdoor space, as well as an en suite featuring a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and double-sink vanity. Choose from four bedrooms on the second floor. The second bedroom boasts an en suite with a shower stall and single-sink vanity. The third bedroom offers a sitting area, private balcony, and en suite with tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity.
The second master suite also offers a sitting area, access to the outdoor space, and an en suite bathroom with soaking tub, walk-in shower, double-sink vanity with makeup table, and a massive walk-in closet. The fifth bedroom features a sitting area, a private balcony overlooking the lake, and an en suite with tub/shower combo, and double-sink vanity. Head up to the third floor for more sleeping space. The final bedroom boasts a king bed, plus a set of built-in twin-over-twin bunks. The en suite boasts a walk-in shower stall and double-sink vanity. Another sleeping space offers a set of twin-over-twin bunks and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV.
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 16
1st Floor | 1st Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
2nd Floor | 2nd Bedroom – King + ¾ Bath
2nd Floor | 3rd Bedroom – King + Full Bath
2nd Floor | 2nd Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
2nd Floor | 5th Bedroom – King + Full Bath
3rd Floor | 6th Bedroom – King + Twin-Over-Twin Bunks x1 + ¾ Bath
3rd Floor | Bunk Area – Twin-Over-Twin x1
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- 6-Seat Golf Cart
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Saturday to Saturday ONLY – Spring Break and Summer
WaterColor Retreat Like no Other
The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns, plus the sand, sun, water, and fun you’ll find there, make them an ideal destination for your getaway this Memorial Day. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but the towns along historic Route 30A in the Florida panhandle offer a unique experience. There are plenty of things to see and do for Memorial Day in Florida. With special Memorial Day activities thrown in, you’ll want a vacation rental that’s in the thick of the action.
Features & Amenities
All of our properties are only moments from the beach and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll be down on the beach in no time, enjoying activities like swimming, sunbathing, and more. Stay closer to home and enjoy outdoor backyard amenities like pools, spas, outdoor living and dining furnishings, outdoor kitchens with massive BBQ grills, and outdoor games.
Head inside the air-conditioned home and enjoy sprawling great rooms that combine living, cooking, and dining functions into one space. Stylish living room furnishings reflect the beach atmosphere outside your door, and dining rooms offer everything from casual to formal spaces. Fully equipped kitchens are stocked with all the utensils, cookware, and appliances you need to prepare and serve any meal or snack – from the Memorial Day cookout to fixings for a beach picnic. You’ll find more convenience throughout the home, including complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as in-unit laundry so you can keep your favorite beach outfits clean throughout your stay. For days in, take advantage of the home’s books, board games, magazines, toys, and more. Private bedrooms in each home allow you to relax and unwind in ways you can’t at a hotel. Close the door and keep to your own sleeping schedule, or just spend some time on your own. Many homes feature multiple suites with attached bathrooms for extra comfort and privacy. Select homes even offer bunk rooms and other spaces that appeal to the needs and wants of younger guests.
You took a vacation this Memorial Day in Florida to escape stress and worry. Eliminate it completely when you book with Dune Vacation Rentals. Along with stress, leave all the baby gear at home – we partner with Vacayzen (contact them directly) to provide you with cribs, strollers, pack-n-plays and more. Take a vacation from cleaning and book daily or mid-stay cleaning services. Ask about other services like butlers, private chefs, and more to add extra luxury to your stay.
Fun for Memorial Day in Florida
Plan plenty of beach and Memorial Day fun for your Memorial Day visit to 30A. Make sure to make some of these events and activities part of your stay.
Baytowne Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is celebrating with style with two nights of family-friendly events. Start the fun Saturday, May 27, 2023, with a concert featuring the Forrest Williams Band and Pherrel Williams performing a variety of music ranging from southern rock to country to blues from 7-9 p.m. On Sunday, May 28, 2023, bring the kids for more live music, plus activities just for them, and a fireworks show. Kids will love face painting, balloon animals, and lawn games, and everyone will love the live music performed by the Trest Richerson Band. After the band plays the last note, Baytowne Wharf will light up the sky above the lagoon with a patriotic fireworks show. The event takes place 7-9 p.m.
No matter how much fun and excitement you pack into a Memorial Day beach vacation, you came for rest and relaxation, too. Treat yourself to some total relaxation this Memorial Day with a trip to a local spa. There are several day spas scattered along 30A where you can relax your cares away with a treatment like a mani/pedi, facial, body scrub or wrap, and more. End the day completely relaxed and recharged. Some spas even offer treatments that cater to men and their unique needs, so the men of the group can get some vacation pampering, too.
Historic 30A is all about the beach. Swim, sunbathe, take a walk or run, spread out a blanket and plant an umbrella for a Memorial Day beach picnic, or to sit and read while the waves provide the background noise. If you’re looking for an adrenaline boost, add some excitement with parasailing, snorkeling, or SCUBA diving.
Why Book with Us?
Whether you’re planning a getaway with your sweetheart or small family or a beach reunion with all your friends or family this Memorial Day, Dunes Vacation Rentals has a home along historic Route 30A that’s just right for you! We offer Memorial Day rentals as small as one bedroom all the way up to eight bedrooms for a Memorial Day adventure that includes all of your loved ones.
Contact us to start planning a 30A Memorial Day adventure.
Making the most of Mother’s Day fun in 2023 starts with gifting your mom a trip to scenic 30A! This gem of a Florida vacation destination is a perfect place to relax, unwind, and celebrate in style. The following are just a few of the many area activities and attractions that are sure to make it an unforgettable Mother’s Day, Florida stay.
Treat Mom to a Savory Mother’s Day Brunch
The amazing views, sun, and access to scenic shorelines all make 30A an amazing place to spend Mother’s Day. However, when cravings come calling, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as Mother’s Day brunch! This year, consider making your way to Cuvee 30A to enjoy a custom Mother’s Day menu that’s sure to inspire the tastebuds! Located at 12805 US-98 D101 in Inlet Beach, Cuvee 30A is once again hosting its iconic Mother’s Day meal options in a fine-dining setting that’s elegant and welcoming. Guests can dine indoors or head out to the open-air brick patio to savor the view, fresh air, and fantastic menu offerings alike. Brunch is on from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm on Mother’s Day May 14, 2023, and will feature specialty cuisine crafted by head Chef Tim Creehan. His award-winning menu options are designed to delight the palate and showcase seasonal ingredients too. Beyond brunch, the restaurant also offers a Mother’s Day dinner menu boasting everything from black pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna and New Zealand venison steak to Kurobuta pork chops and the chef’s signature boneless half-duck too. No matter what you order, you won’t want to leave without enjoying dessert when selections like Key West lime pie, chocolate sin cake, and white chocolate banana cream pie are all on the menu. Be sure to make reservations for Cuvee 30A Mother’s Day brunch or dinner early on as this is a popular event year after year.
Savor time at Eden Gardens State Park
If your mom happens to be the type of traveler with a heart for history and an equal passion for outdoor fun, heading over to Eden Gardens State Park might just be the highlight of your Mother’s Day stay in 30A. Easily accessible at 181 Eden Gardens Road in scenic Santa Rosa Beach, this Florida State Park sprawls across 163 acres of meticulously maintained terrain. This historic and inviting stop was once a part of the Wesley homestead and in addition to gorgeous grounds and pathways to wander along, the park also hosts a renovated two-story house complete with a wrap-around porch and towering columns to admire. Moss-draped oaks surround this 1897 mansion which speaks to a bygone era. Tours of the home are available, and many guests opt to pair their tour with an outdoor picnic in the gardens. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy quality time immersed in nature and history this Mother’s Day.
Enjoy Paddleboarding and Exploring Grayton Beach
For those who are looking to incorporate on-the-water fun into their Mother’s Day celebration in 30A, setting your sights on Grayton Beach is a good place to start. Just a short distance from Seaside, Grayton Beach is a wonderful place to settle into the sand but it’s typically the paddleboarding fun on the water that keeps visitors coming back for more! Grayton Beach is home to one of the coastal dune lakes that are found in this area and only a handful of other places on the planet. The lake that’s found in Grayton Beach extends to WaterColor and is a wonderful place to make the most of time paddleboarding or even kayaking. There are plenty of area rental companies offering access to quality gear so that visitors don’t have to worry about purchasing anything or bringing their own. Some companies even offer drop-off and pick-up services to make your day on the water that much more convenient.
Hit the Bike Trails
For a Mother’s Day adventure best enjoyed on two wheels, 30A is sure to inspire. The entirety of 30A hosts a variety of paved pathways for visitors to enjoy who are looking to pedal their way through a sunny afternoon, enjoying the views at their very own pace. When you’re looking for a comprehensive route to follow that offers up visits to a variety of the coastal communities that make up 30A, the 30A Bike Trail is where to start. This trail covers 19 miles of terrain and comes complete with outlooks to stop at and savor the sights.
Visit Point Washington State Forest
When your Mother’s Day, Florida stay in 30A revolves around time in nature, adding a stop at Point Washington State Forest to your itinerary is always the right choice. Spanning more than 15,000 acres of terrain in Walton County along the panhandle, Point Washington State Forest is a fan-favorite destination among 30A visitors who are looking to enjoy everything from hiking and biking to horseback riding. Be sure to bring your binoculars when you head this way as this state forest is a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife watching as well.
Book Your Mother’s Day Florida Vacation Today
Heading to 30A in the name of fun is always exciting. Those making their way in this direction over Mother’s Day looking for luxurious accommodations to top off their trip in style will find Dune Vacation Rentals has everything you need and more. Reach out today to learn about our inviting property options and to start planning your next Florida adventure.
Enjoy your Inlet Beach vacation with a stay at 260 S Wall Street, a three-story, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with room for up to 14 guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a fun and inviting Inlet Beach community retreat that’s close to everywhere you want to be.
- Inlet Beach Community
- Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
- Multiple Outdoor Living Spaces
- Gulf Front
- Close to Shopping & Dining
- Your Own Private Beach
Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay in the Inlet Beach community will find all they hoped for and more in 260 S. Wall Street. Located in a quiet community with a Gulf front location, 260 S. Wall Street is just moments from everywhere you want to be for the perfect beachfront Inlet Beach vacation!
The three-story home stands out with a bold blue color covering all three floors and surrounded by white trim. Beautiful green, mature foliage greets you as you drive up the driveway to unique wood garage doors. A short walkway leads to a cozy entrance to the home. Once you’ve made yourself at home inside, start your Florida fun-in-the-sun relaxation outdoors. The ground floor boasts a large semi-covered paved patio area. There’s a BBQ grill for cooking up delicious meals al fresco, and plenty of seating options to enjoy time outside and the stunning beach and Gulf view. Up a flight of steps, you can access the second-floor balcony. There are even more seating options facing the Gulf, including a picnic table and Adirondack chairs. The master suite on the third floor boasts a private balcony facing the Gulf, outfitted with a bistro table for two where you can enjoy a meal or drink in private and enjoy the Florida weather. A private boardwalk from the home leads directly to the beach!
The front entry opens on the ground level of the home. Access the garage, a bathroom, laundry area with a full-size washer and dryer, and dryer. Move on up the stairs to the main living level. The open great room is where you’ll do most of your daily living when not out enjoying the beach. Tile floors run throughout the area and host beautiful, beachy colors and textures in the furnishings. The living space features a large wraparound couch, cozy armchairs in a nautical theme, and pops of bold blues and other beach colors. A wall of windows and glass-paneled French doors let in the light and the stunning view of the Gulf. Gather in the living space to plan the day or watch a favorite movie or TV show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV with an entertainment center. At mealtime, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances join a myriad of wood cabinets and drawers to hold everything you need for a delicious home-cooked meal. Spacious counters offer plenty of prep space as well as raised bar seating for two. Enjoy the meal in the cozy dining space with natural light flowing in. The long rectangular table seats eight with chairs as well as banquette seating. Step out onto the second-floor balcony for a beautiful view!
After a long day of beach fun, choose a private bedroom. The first bedroom is on the first floor and boasts a twin bed with a trundle below, a large planet chair, an air conditioning unit, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. A window brings in natural light. Head up to the second floor and the second bedroom off the living space. It boasts a king bed with a night table, dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and spacious closet. There is a Jack-and-Jill style bathroom with shared access from the bedroom and kitchen area. The third floor features two bedrooms. The master suite boasts a king bed, stunning Gulf views from a private balcony, a cozy banquette for lounging, a dresser, a closet, and flat wall-mounted flat-screen TV. A bamboo ceiling feature draws the eye up. The en suite bath boasts a soaking tub surrounded by windows for a Gulf view while you relax, two separate single-sink vanities, and a walk-in shower. The fourth bedroom boasts a king bed, night table with lamp, spacious closet, dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and window for natural light. An en suite bath hosts a frameless glass shower and single-sink vanity. The final sleeping space is perfect for kids to share. Two sets of built-in bunks offer plenty of sleeping options. There is a shared dresser/night table with a lamp and a window for natural light. Look up at the unique feature ceiling!
Book Your Inlet Beach Vacation Today
The home at 260 S Wall Street will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for during your Inlet Beach vacation. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!
Rees on Wiregrass is a three-story, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home with room for up to 16 guests (12 adults + 4 children under age 5). From the moment you step in, you’ll find a fun and inviting WaterColor retreat that’s close to everywhere you want to be on your WaterColor vacation.
- WaterColor Community
- Outdoor Living
- Close to Shopping & Dining when Using the Golf Cart
- Community Amenities (Passes Required)
Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay on their WaterColor vacation will find all they desire and more in Rees on Wiregrass. Located in a quiet community, Rees on Wiregrass is just moments from the sand and crashing waves of the Gulf, as well as plenty of 30A fun.
Arrive at the home and take in its three stories of grandeur. The first floor boasts a spacious front porch with seating and a grand entrance to the home. The second level also hosts a covered balcony with plenty of seating for watching the goings-on of the neighborhood. In the back courtyard area, there’s a first-floor covered deck featuring outdoor living furnishings, rocking chairs, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. If you need a dip without packing up for the beach, the home has a private pool and spillover spa. Water features in the pool surround built-in chairs on a small underwater sun deck. The pool deck boasts even more seating! The second-floor balcony is outfitted with seating and ceiling fans and is accessed by stairs near the pool or from bedrooms. Another outdoor area boasts a brick wood-burning fireplace that offers extra light and warmth while you watch a movie or show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV or cook up an al fresco meal in the outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ grill and bar seating. An upper-level covered patio features outdoor living seating, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and plenty of natural light.
Step inside to an open, airy great room full of light colors and modern furnishings. Wood floors run throughout the entire home, including bedrooms. A cozy sitting area hosts comfortable couches and chairs and plenty of comforts. The living space adds a fireplace, built-in shelving, cool beach-colored chairs, and a wraparound couch. Ship lap surrounds the great room and wood beams run through the sitting area and living room. Open the accordion-style sliding doors and experience true indoor/outdoor Florida living. The fully equipped kitchen hosts everything you need for a home-cooked meal. Custom cabinetry holds all the cookware and supplies and blends larger appliances like the fridge and freezer into the room for a uniform feel. The spacious kitchen island offers prep space and seating for seven! Double ovens and a pot filler make group meals a breeze, and the dining area easily seats 12. A sunroom offers extra natural light while you gather on the wraparound couch for a movie or show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Find your way to the media room with a wraparound couch, flat-screen TV, and storage for movies and other activities. There is a ¾ bath with a frameless glass shower and single-sink vanity off the living area. Easily do laundry in either of the two spacious laundry rooms featuring two sets of stacked washers and dryers, a folding area, and a utility sink.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor, including the master and two guest rooms. The master boasts a king bed, night tables, a sitting area, a tray ceiling, and an en suite bath. The full bath features a stand-alone soaking tub, a massive frameless glass shower with multiple shower heads, two vanities with sinks, and a makeup table with a chair and mirror. The second and third bedrooms each host a king bed, night tables, and dresser, and have access to the balcony. The second bedroom boasts an en suite with a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity. The en suite in the third bedroom features a frameless glass shower and single-sink vanity. The fourth bedroom hosts a four-poster king bed, a sitting area with a comfy chair and love seat and access to the balcony, and an en suite bath with a frameless glass shower stall and single sink vanity. The final bedroom in the main home is on the third floor and boasts four sets of full-size built-in bunk beds – perfect for kids to share! The fourth and fifth bedrooms share two hall baths that boast shower stalls and single-sink vanities.
The carriage house is a whole house of its own! It boasts a modern kitchen with the appliances you need for home-cooked meals. The dining area has a bistro table for two, and the living space hosts a comfortable couch, a myriad of windows for natural light, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The bedroom boasts a king bed and wall-mounted side shelves and lights. The bathroom features an elegantly tiled frameless glass shower and single-sink vanity.
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News flash: Everyone’s favorite drinking holiday takes place on a Friday this year, negating the need to limit your indulgences because of having to go back to work the next day! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and although it has never been considered a traveling holiday, perhaps we can entice you to take a trip down south to explore the beaches of 30A and the comforts of our Dune Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways. Offering sunny days, warm temps, and some of the best places to enjoy green beer in the country, your St. Patrick’s Day escape to Northwestern Florida will give you a break from your real life that is both exciting and relaxing; this guide to St. Patrick’s Day activities and events on 30A will give you a sneak peek into a vacation filled with fun!
St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Events on 30A
Before the nighttime fun begins, we do suggest you head to the white sand beaches we are known for to enjoy the most beautiful minutes of your life. Sunsets in Florida have been known to stop people in their tracks, lighting up the skies with a fiery display of color and drama and as you sip from your water bottle (hydration is important this thirsty night!) with your toes buried in the soft sugary sands, don’t be surprised if you find the need to applaud. Don’t fight the urge as you won’t be the only one clapping for Mother Nature’s most spectacular extravaganza! And once the sun has fallen into the sea and the dark skies are lightened with the twinkling of a billion stars, it will be time to start your night of excitement and Irish entertainment!
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show, Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak Street, Grayton Beach
Families love 30A, and if you have brought yours along for this holiday escape, the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show is a family friendly event you will all love! Offering live music performed by local favorite Jody Lucas in their Backyard of Love, the backyard bar will be serving soft drinks, kombuchas, and of course, wines and beers and the dinner menu will provide all the flavors of Ireland that will make your stomach happy! Shepherds Pie, Bangers and Mash, and the classic Corned Beef Cabbage are just a few of your dining options, and as you enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars (the party lasts from 6:30 until 8:30) you may decide that St. Paddy’s Day on 30A will be your newest family tradition.
30A Growler Garage, 368 W County Highway 30A, Suite 101 in Santa Rosa Beach
30A Growler Garage in Santa Rosa Beach is THE place to be on a Friday night and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Offering live music performed by another local favorite group, Shack N Up, the green beer will be flowing freely, and even the non-green beer found in their 40 different taps will ensure that this holiday will be one that you will probably forget! (But isn’t that the idea of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration?) Sit, sip, and savor live music from ringside seats by the beach and discover the vibe that makes this part of Florida one of the most popular vacation destinations in Florida!
St. Paddy’s Day Delight – Paint the Village Green, The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Offering music, entertainment, and a belief that everything Irish is everything wonderful, painting the village green at the Village of Baytowne Wharf promises to bring color and excitement to your 30A St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Starting at 6 PM and ending at 9 PM on March 17th, Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance and Live Music from Shenanigans are just a few examples of what you can expect from your Irish getaway in paradise.
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Your real life is hectic and filled with drama and stress, so perhaps your Florida vacation should be filled with all the rest and relaxation that you need, even if it is St. Patrick’s Day! Start the day out with a run out to the Donut Hole in Inlet Beach and grab a dozen of their finest sweet treats (there are sure to be some holiday themed ones to enhance your day at home) to enjoy with fresh brewed coffee in your holiday hideaway. Our fully equipped kitchens come with all the small appliances (coffee makers, blenders) you need to stay hydrated, and the professional quality larger appliances will make it easy to prepare your own Irish meal of corn beef cabbage! Stream your favorite Irish music to dance to as you snack, play, and relax, knowing that the music will never have to end thanks to our high-speed internet, and when you can’t eat another bite or sip another sip, climbing between the linens of our premium beds will be the highlight of your adventures. Contact us today and Reserve your favorite St. Patrick’s Day escape today!
229 Gulf Bridge Lane is a two-story, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom lakefront 30A vacation home with room for up to six guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a fun and inviting Watersound community retreat that’s close to everywhere you want to be.
- Watersound Community (Gated)
- Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
- Multiple Outdoor Living Spaces
- Near Coastal Dune Lake & Gulf
- Close to Shopping & Dining
- Community Pool & Other Amenities
Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay in the Watersound community will find all they desire and more at 229 Gulf Bridge Lane. Located in a quiet, gated community, 229 Gulf Bridge Lane is just moments from the sand and crashing waves of the Gulf, and the unique coastal dune lakes of the area.
Arrive at the beautiful two-story home covered in gray shaker tiles and trimmed with white and dark contrasting colors, which blend into the surroundings rather than stand out. The waterfront home on Camp Creek Lake has plenty of outdoor relaxation, including multiple decks and balconies. A walkway leads to a set of steps and the main entrance to the home. There are also steps at the back of the home where you can easily go from home to outdoor activities. Choose to go into the home, or open the door to a screened-in deck with outdoor living seating that is also accessed from the master suite. The second floor boasts a balcony with multiple seating areas, including a covered balcony accessed from the living space with outdoor seating with a perfect view of the lake. Another covered balcony off the side of the home is accessed by the living space and hosts a massive stainless steel BBQ grill and outdoor living and dining seating. A final outdoor space is a deck with a pergola that is accessed by a bedroom. You’ll enjoy the use of an outdoor shower after a long day at the beach or community pool.
Open the door to lakeside comfort. The first level is full of private space. Two bedrooms, including the master, join the media room for plenty of private relaxation with loved ones. The laundry room is also available on this floor, to make doing laundry easy. The second floor boasts the main living spaces. The fully equipped kitchen boasts wood cabinets, spacious counters, and stainless steel appliances. A pass-through makes serving the dining area a breeze and offers a raised bar with extra seating. The living and dining area boasts tall, vaulted ceilings with a wood panel finish. Enjoy the meal at the large square dining table that seats the whole group. After the meal, kick back on the cozy couch or chairs and enjoy a movie or TV show together in the living space on the flat-screen TV. Get some fresh air and enjoy the view from the covered balcony off the dining area. There is also a half bathroom on this level for your convenience. A sitting area off the master suite offers another flat-screen TV and plenty of cozy furnishings for another place to enjoy.
Get a good night’s sleep when you choose a private bedroom. The master suite is on the first floor. It boasts a wood-frame bed, night tables with lamps, a sitting area, a massive bureau with a flat-screen TV, and private access to the first-floor screened-in deck. The master bathroom boasts a double-sink vanity separated by the soaking tub, a makeup area, and a walk-in shower. The second bedroom is also on the first floor. It boasts a queen-size bed, night tables with lamps, a cozy chair, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The room has access to the deck with a pergola. The en suite bath boasts a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity. The second floor hosts the final bedroom. It boasts an iron frame king-size bed, a sitting area, plenty of storage, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The en suite bath boasts a walk-in shower and single-sink vanity.
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 6
1st Floor | Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
1st Floor | 2nd Bedroom – Queen + Full Bath
2nd Floor | 3rd Bedroom – King + ¾ Bath
- On-site (2 vehicles)
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- 3 Beach Cruiser Bicycles
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- NO Events
- NO Extra Guests Allowed
- Saturday to Saturday ONLY – Spring Break and Summer
- Additional Fees: Amenity Passes, Bike Fee, PDP Fee, Cleaning Fee, Admin Fee, and CSA Trip Insurance.