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Cottage for Two : Perfect for Honeymoon : Pool/Hot tub is shared by one cottage

Owner

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015
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Cottage for Two : Perfect for Honeymoon : Pool/Hot tub is shared by one cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Dune Allen Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

INTERNET......PEACE AND QUIET ****NO PETS **** no pets *** NO PETS

::::::: Although we are fond of children, THIS cottage and SETTING are NOT conducive for families...I have another wonderful FAMILY home called the CYPRESS RITZZ which is nearby the Green GEcko.::::::::ask me about that for families.

2 night minimum....bedtax of 11.5% is already included in the rates below..however, you need to add cleaning fee

I live close by and check on my rentals... NO PETS or SMOKING

If you are looking for peace, quiet, and the beach as it used to

be without the neon lights and commercial stuff... this adorable two-story cottage is the ticket! Situated on a spacious lot with natural vegetation, including palmetos and water oaks, you will feel the magic and calm of the old Florida Spirit.

A Coastal Cottage... with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, white-wood walls, and a half bath on first level. Kitchen is fully equipped and open to the lofty living room where you can relax with a book or watch your favorite movie.

Bedroom is upstairs and is a good size with a KING Bed with a comfortable chair..a full bath, and French Doors opening to a Juliet balcony where you can experience the surrounding Cypressheads while enjoying your morning coffee or just plain relax.

This interesting cottage adjoins the Top'sl Wildlife Preserve and is just a few blocks from the beach, however, because of the Preserve, you cannot walk directly to the beach and you CANNOT see the water.

Do not be surprised if you see deer, owls, herons, and hawks, hear coyotes, bobwhites, and whipperwhils, and smell and hear the surf as it pounds on our lovely, white sand which is just minutes away. Your senses will be overwhelmed at night when you sit in the HOT TUB... watch shooting stars and hear the frogs in the cypress head.--- The green gecko and the Little cottage share the Hot Tub and pool.....both cottages have a limit of two people

Built in 2002, this cottage invites you with its soothing, new, and clean lines. Beach access is just a short distance and you can bike to Grayton, Blue Mountain, Watercolor, Seaside, and Rosemary Beach on the new Bike Trail which you can access from our drive.

Great Golf courses such as Santa Rosa Golf Country Club, Camp Creek, Burnt Pines, Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation are all within 5-20 minutes. And the SHOPPING... you won't believe the bargains at the outlet mall which is 15 minutes away. If you are tired of those same old condominium experiences... give us a try...

We are within driving distance of Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, New Orleans, and yes, even Tampa... Southern Florida likes us too!

.... NO SMOKING... And NO PETS...SORRY, NOT EVEN small ones! If you decide to bring one, I will make you leave and I will keep your deposit ..........

OTHER RENTALS I HAVE IN THE 30A BEACH COMMUNITY

SEASIDE ARTIST LOFT STYLE : Sleeps 2 to 8 it is # 58131 and #62322 on vrbo

CYPRESS DUNES HOME: Sleeps 2 to 6 it is # 116572 on vrbo

Keywords: Small Coastal Cottage Design

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

About The Owner

I am a Realtor and my husband is a 'rocket scientist'... I was a Realtor for years in Nashville and Franklin Tennessee before coming to the beach in 1998. My husband is a graduate of Alabama and MIT....I originally was from Colorado where I got my degree in Science and Math.

Why The Owner chose Dune Allen Beach

I purchased this location when I first moved to the beach, and decided to build myself a cute private little cottage so that I will have something when I retire....but I might never retire because I also purchased a great spot in Seaside where I live and own a little gallery and toy store...So I decided to share this adorable house with others who also feel the magic of this special place within easy biking distance to the beach adjoining the wildlife preserve.

What makes this cottage unique

When I found this quiet street and private lot, and began building the cottage, there were many green geckos sunning on the boards, so my kids said...why don't you call it the Green Gecko....We have kept it varying shades of green since it was built.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Cottage for Two : Perfect for Honeymoon : Pool/Hot tub is shared by one cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Ada, Michigan
5

The Perfect Emerald Coast Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 10th trip to the greater Destin area and our first time staying at the Green Gecko. No need to ever stay anywhere else again!! It was 5 minutes by car to the restaurants and beaches of 30A, less than 10 by car minutes to the shopping and restaurants of Santa Rosa and SanDestin, and the beaches were within very easy biking distance. But we grilled and just hung out here more than we thought we would because it was too hard to leave!! Very cozy and adorable with all the amenities of home (no wait, my home doesn't have that good a coffee maker or knife set!!). We'd have coffee in the morning on the deck while listening to the surf, lounge on the chairs in the afternoon and cool off in the pool, and sit in the hot tub at night and listen to the whippoorwills. This cottage is in the perfect setting and we did not want to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie....Thank you for such an uplifting review and so glad my Green Gecko cottage worked its "magic". I try to make this one bedroom cottage a unique getaway, and if any of my guests can think of anything else to make their stay special, I will try to accommodate. Although it is not on the beach, and you cannot see the water, as Carrie pointed out, it is so close, and sometimes does not matter, because the setting is so relaxing for a private getaway, even though you are close to everything. Carrie, when you return, please remind me you are a returning guest for a discount.
Franklin Tennessee
5

Wow.......better than expected

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a little quiet and alone time and this cottage was perfect. It appears to have been recently repainted, well taken care of and the bright playful colors the owner has in the home made me smile. The setting is very calm and quiet and not a bad location to the beach. The owner, who was very nice and helpful, had told us that we could not easily walk , but the quick drive was no problem, and there were tons of restaurants to choose from along 30A. Owner had also indicated that the Hot tub was being replaced with a new one, but that did not matter to us because the weather was best for relaxing in the pool. We basically had the pool to ourselves and is only shared with another one bedroom cottage. We plan to come back in the fall or winter and enjoy the new hot tub. We give this a 5 star easily, especially for the charm and privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you took the time to leave us a review, and even more so that you had a great experience. Yes, the beach access is not easily walkable, but it is an enjoyable bike ride or less than a 5 minute drive by car. We are in the process of putting in a new hot tub and that should be done prior to the cool weather setting in, but in the meantime, our guests can enjoy our gorgeous and large pool. Thank you for noticing our new paint job and fresh touch ups in the house. We want all our guests to have a great adventure at the Green Gecko. Remind me you are a returning guest for our returning guest discount....bert
5

Can I live here???

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying in the cottage...slept great(rained one night,loved listening to the rain on the tin roof)The bed was very comfortable,and we felt at "home"...a perfect place for an adult retreat..

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, thank you for your review, and wonderful comments. The serene setting, the frogs symphony at night with a clear view of the stars does make my green gecko a magical place. I lived there for several months following a divorce, and it truly healed my soul. Please come back and remind me you are a returning guest for a returning guest discount.
Atlanta,GA
4

Awesome place!

  • 4 of 5

My new fiance' stayed here after getting engaged! This place is our place at Santa Rosa Beach. Bert was responsive and very helpful. The three deer in the yard on our last day capped a great week.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tuscaloosa, AL
3

The Green Gecko

  • 3 of 5

Couldn't see the water. The TVs were outdated. Water smelled terrible. We would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pontotoc, MS
5

Great honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed here for our honeymoon last week. The cottage was very clean and tidy with a cozy atmosphere. Bert was very helpful & accommodating. Would most definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
35 miles east is ECP...35 miles west is VPS
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beaches of South Walton
Car: recommended

This quiet location is also only a few minutes from a wonderful outlet mall and many great restaurants

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Dune Allen Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,065
 
 
summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,395
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are slightly higher during Thanksgiving, Christmas and new Year
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Amenities

Dune Allen Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) We have a very spacious bedroom upstairs with full bath and the bed is a king size bed...
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool (shared)and Hot Tub

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