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Autumn will officially “fall” upon us September 22, 2020 and we can’t hide our enthusiasm! We love the fall season and all the fun that comes along with cooler temperatures and local outdoor events. One of our favorite fall experiences is the dining and entertainment scene along the 30A corridor! What better way to dine and discover the flavors of the Emerald Coast, dining al fresco in the fall is at the top of our list!

Maybe you’re a Raving Fan and visit 30A every season or just looking to discover the perfect coastal getaway, regardless, you’re in for a treat! If you enjoy casual coastal fine dining, local talent and entertainment, or simply a fabulous bottle of wine at sunset with friends 30A offers both guests and locals a plethora of options for an incredible outdoor experience along the gulf coast!

Simple, Delightful, Al Fresco ~ Descriptions courtesy of Visit South Walton


One of the 30A area’s only large family-style restaurants and bars overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, FOOW is open to the public and serves lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour daily at the FOOWbar; live music offered seasonally. The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with an a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambiance- perfect for a midday break with family, a fun evening with friends or a romantic date night.

The Wine Bar at WaterColor

The Wine Bar is renowned among locals for its award-winning wine list. Our delectable cuisine is served in a sophisticated yet informal setting making it the right place for any gathering or celebration.

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

The “Shunk Gulley” is a bar/restaurant located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Its name comes from a historical fishing reef located directly to the South of the bar in the Gulf of Mexico.

Grayton Seafood Company

A neighborhood gathering spot and seafood restaurant on Scenic 30A in South Walton, Florida.At Grayton Seafood Co. you will always find a comfortable seat, inspired and creative dishes, cold beer, grayt wines and friendly faces.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill

Havana Beach Bar & Grill is The Pearl Hotel’s signature AAA 4-Diamond Restaurant. You revel in the flavors of Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with old world Spanish, Portuguese, and French influences. With meats, fish and produce from family-owned, small-producers within just miles of your plate, Havana Beach Bar & Grill is a true South Walton culinary staple. Outdoor seating on the Veranda allows views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street.

Stay, Plan, + Play with DUNE Vacation Rentals and “fall” in love with the 30A lifestyle! Book Direct or call our team of destination vacation experts at (855) 813-3783.

Dune Vacation Rentals is thrilled to announce a new addition to our Seaside Collection of luxury vacation rental homes on 30A! Perfectly placed just steps from the Seaside Square – “Blue View” is located at 2308 E County Highway 30A. With gulf views from all 3 stories of this custom coastal Seaside, Florida vacation home, Blue View boasts 4 bedrooms and 4. 5 baths, ideal for up to 12 guests.

Newly constructed and professionally designed this coastal treasure welcomes your exceptionally high expectations of comfort and quality set against the most breathtaking backdrop… the gorgeous gulf waters, reminiscent of a tropical paradise right here on the Emerald Coast!

What can you expect from this creative coastal luxury home in Seaside? The first floor offers a guest bedroom featuring two queen sized beds, a bunk nook with a twin over twin bunk, and a shared bathroom with a shower/tub combination. The second floor offers two additional bedrooms. The master suite features a king sized bed and private bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual sink vanity with no detail spared. The third floor of this elegant beach home provides incredible views of the gulf and white sandy beaches.

Discover “Blue View”  one of the newest luxurious beach vacation homes to Dune’s Seaside Collection and Stay, Plan, + Play on 30A this fall!

What are guests saying about their Seaside, Florida stay with DUNE?


“The home is absolutely stunning, and perfect in every way. From a kitchen designed to entertain, every bedroom wonderfully appointed, and the pool and tower just put this property over the top. Alicia with Dune Vacation was amazing. Already rebooked for next year!”

Raving Fan | Summer 2020

Visit South Walton provides the perfect description of Seacrest Beach…

Casual and quiet, yet full of character.

“Seacrest welcomes those who want to relax without a worry. Lounge by a dune lake, bask by the beach or stroll to the shops. In Seacrest, you don’t need a set schedule.

Head to this family-friendly spot to join a tight-knit community in all-natural surroundings, but also for shopping, dining, outdoor adventure and – of course – the beach.”

We can’t get enough of this location and the Shiplap House! We are thrilled to announce that Shiplap House located at 41 Tranquil Way in Seacrest Beach is available for the fabulous fall season on 30A.

What sets the Shiplap House apart from any other coastal vacation cottage?  ‘Shiplap House’ in Seacrest Beach is a perfect mix of coastal chic and farmhouse style to provide you a home away from home. Steps to the beach and situated in a quiet community this home provides a luxurious beach vacation destination retreat for your family, friends, or both!

A custom 4 bedroom and 3 bath coastal chic luxury vacation home offers serenity and space for up to 10 guests. The “Farmhouse Meets Coastal” design is carried through every inch of this house boasting shiplap walls, sliding barn doors and rustic details. This fantastic home offers a unique reverse style floor plan with the living/dining, kitchen and Master Suite elevated to the second floor and additional living arrangements on the first floor.

What are guests like you saying about their stay at Shiplap House?


This house exceeded our exceptions! The beach and community pool were less than four minutes from the house. Kitchen was fully stocked, very clean, great out door patio area, can’t wait to come back!

Raving Fan ~ Greta | Spring 2020


Fall in love with the Emerald Coast all over again! 30A is still beautiful and Dune Vacation Rentals invites you to experience all the beauty of Autumn along the coast! Stay, Plan, & Play along Scenic Highway 30A and discover your favorite beach community along the coast this fall season. We are thrilled to feature some of the most recent additions to our collection of luxury vacation rental homes located on 30A and look forward to your stay with Dune Vacation Rentals! You’re sure to find the perfect fit for your 30A beach escape with our selection of luxury vacation rentals in Seaside, Seagrove, WaterColor, WaterSound, Rosemary Beach, and more.

Jane’s Addiction

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Reserve your fall beach getaway on 30A with Dune Vacation Rentals today and allow us the opportunity to make you and your party Raving Fans! Book Dune Direct for our best rates and save!

We are moved by the incredible efforts of neighbors, friends, and the entire community and the continued support that has increased day by day in order to assist those that have been affected by Hurricane Michael.

South Walton was fortunate to have had very minimal damage from the most recent storm, essentially unscathed by Hurricane Michael.

We are happy to share with our guests that the beaches are still beautiful and open for your enjoyment. As fall is upon us, October lends some of the most incredible weather! Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and breathtaking sunsets. Book DUNE DIRECT  for our best rates on luxury vacation rentals along the ever beautiful stretch of scenic highway, 30A.

Reserve your fall beach getaway with Dune Vacation Rentals and discover our collection of luxury vacation properties available throughout the beach communities along 30A. Have a favorite 30A destination? We have you covered! Stay with Dune in Seaside, Grayton Beach, Rosemary Beach, WaterColor, and more!

October is well know along the Emerald Coast as Homeowners Month, and Dune Real Estate Company is the premier property maintenance provider to luxury vacation homes on 30A, commercial properties, and full-time residences. With weekend events, fall festivities, and Homeowner responsibilities, not much time remains for investment property repairs or new projects. While the weather shifts slightly from too hot to just right, the events of Autumn begin to unfold, and the beach beckons to those that seek serenity, 30A welcomes Homeowners back to their piece of paradise.

Look for the Dune Maintenance Trucks

Summer season may have taken a toll on your investment property or you might be in the market for a fresh face for fall, be it a new coat of paint on the exterior, or an interior renovation, Dune Real Estate Company’s Maintenance Team offers an array of Owner Services to accommodate maintenance requests throughout the shoulder seasons and the entire year.

Choose from a variety of maintenance offerings, from hourly to annually, to accommodate not only your schedule, but to allow you the most enjoyable visit to your community, South Walton. Dune Real Estate Company is available for service quotes and project estimates as well as ongoing maintenance services to ensure your investment remains in the best condition for enhanced longevity and the most successful return.

Vacation along beautiful Scenic Highway 30A in the much desired beach front community of WaterColor, Florida. Buttercup is centrally located in the WaterColor Community convenient to the beach access, WaterColor Beach Club, gardens, parks and running trails, and fabulous local restaurants and boutiques. Newly remodeled, 144 Buttercup located in the Park District of WaterColor, Florida boasts four bedrooms and four and a half baths, sleeping up to 12 guests.

If a luxury vacation home along 30A is what you and your guests are seeking, this is perfect for a large family or for those guests traveling with friends or extended family members. This exceptional WaterColor vacation home also offers guests a carriage home for added privacy and is thoughtfully decorated with a coastal chic style in mind. Perfect for entertaining guests, this custom cottage home is airy and open with screened in porches and comfortably furnished outdoor spaces.

Discover the incredible fall season along the Gulf Coast and 30A, when you reserve your luxury vacation home in WaterColor, Florida today. Wine tasting events, style and art showcasing, outdoor concerts and seasonal celebrations are just a few of the fantastic fall happenings along the Emerald Coast.

Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial close to the summer season along 30A, and as we love every season along the Emerald Coast, will look forward to what the upcoming season has to offer. Summer is one of our favorite seasons along the Emerald Coast and Scenic Highway 30A but we wanted to share our enthusiasm for Fall as well. September brings the introduction of cooler fall weather to the Gulf Coast along with fabulous events for the outdoor enthusiasts! Not only is the beginning of the fall season absolutely gorgeous, with cool mornings and evenings, warm days, and crystal clear waters, it’s the perfect time for a more intimate getaway to the Gulf Coast!

Looking for an incredible fall escape? Look no further, Dune Real Estate Company has the perfect fall getaway luxury home along the sugary white sands of the Emerald Coast for you and your vacation party. If you prefer to be surrounded by open beaches, love musical entertainment and cultural events, and enjoy cool mornings and warm afternoons, you will certainly fall for the autumn season at the beach! If you’re heading to the Gulf Coast this Labor Day Weekend check out a few of the upcoming events in our area!

Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, September 6th, located in Alys Beach, Florida along Hwy 30A!

Gulf Coast Jam, September 4-6th, located in Panama City Beach, Florida at Frank Brown Park!

Seaside Merchant Sidewalk Sale, September 4-6th, Seaside, Florida!

Seaside Concert at the Amphitheater, September 5th at 7 pm, Seaside, Florida!