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Relax & Connect with Dune Vacation Rentals

June 24, 2017 by Audrey Johnson

With so many vacation rental choices in South Walton, and so many vacation rental companies, it  can be difficult to decide where to place your trust.

Once you’ve done your research and you’re ready to pull the trigger on a dream rental, then it’s time to plan your day to day. Who has the best seafood? Where will you buy groceries? Where can you rent bikes? Are there any restaurants serving breakfast within walking distance? Or bars for that matter? That’s where the staff at Dune Vacation Rentals excels. They are the experts that make your vacation relaxing. And that's the main goal right?

In addition to providing luxury digs, the company can do your grocery shopping. What’s more, they provide an iPad in every rental loaded up with vital information, including links to sites like SoWal.com where you can find all you need to know about the beach.


Dune Vacation Rentals connects directly with you through their App for Android and Iphone - all the details you need about your propriety, customer service, concierge services, and area info all at your fingertips because there is an Ipad for your use at your rental.

"Dune sets itself apart from other vacation rental companies due to its focus on high end luxury properties and its highly personalized boutique approach to delivering services,” says owner Bob Dickhaus.

2017 marks Dune’s fourth year in the biz and they currently manage 65 homes along Scenic 30A. Dune’s ability to generate above average income for homeowners is due to the number of marketing channels employed. The vacation rental company has outstanding guest satisfaction ratings, leading to higher repeat rental rates.  And they maintain owners’ homes at a high level so their real estate investment appreciates.

A vacation rental property is a huge investment for owners, so it's crucial that Dune maintains properties in such a way that the rental process enhances value.  Most vacation rental companies provide services in response to guest needs only.  Dune takes it a step further, providing weekly inspections and a full range of both scheduled and preventative maintenance.

“We try to be very selective by adding properties to our portfolio that don’t compete internally with other homes we represent,” says Bob. “We want to offer our guests a wide variety of different price points and amenities.”


81 WaterColor Boulevard is in the heart of WaterColor on Cerulean Park right next to Western Lake Boathouse dock and pool, and just down the street from the Gulf and the Beach Club.

No matter your vacation needs, Dune can put you up in a house in Watercolor fit for two families with two full kitchens and living areas on separate floors, or a luxury condo in WaterSound Beach with the best Gulf front beach view on Scenic 30A, or a huge Rosemary Beach home with a beautiful private courtyard pool.

And if your job is to do the grocery shopping for your family, you get a vacation too! Dune has a grocery delivery request form that makes it easy to stock the fridge and pantry. Dune’s concierge game is strong. Whether you need a spa day, a deep sea fishing trip, a tee time, or a family portrait sesh, Dune will set it up so that you get more time gazing out at an incredible view over the Gulf - feet up, cold one in hand. They’ll even do your beer run.  

As for the cottage of Bob’s staycation dreams, he says, “Personally, I would choose 23 East Ruskin Street in Seaside, a signature property developed by Greg Cummings from New Orleans. It is brand new with an indoor pool, close to Central Square in Seaside with fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico.” What’s not to love?


23 East Ruskin Photo courtesy Dune Vacation Rentals

Dune Vacation Rentals is located at the Shops of Grayton North. To book your vacation or hire a property manager, visit  dunevacationrentals.com for more information. 

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Audrey Johnson

Upon realizing that life is too short not to follow her dreams, Audrey moved to the beach and became a writer. SoWal’s pristine beaches inspire her to explore further, look deeper, and do better.

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