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Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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....

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 ..........


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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016

About Bert

I am a Realtor and my husband is a 'rocket scientist'... Prior to heading to the beach I was a Realtor for years in Nashville and Franklin Tennessee. We love living here, it is like being on vacation all the time.

Why Bert chose South Walton

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.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lov the gecko! Perfect get away for two. So close to everything on 30 A. Owner very helpful. We will be back !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb for taking the time to write a review.... we love our guests who have found our "special" little hideaway..... My little "gecko" is a gem and is tucked away for privacy, but as Deb said, easy distance to so much.. We would love for you to return..........bert
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Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Green Gecko. The cottage exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed the quiet property with access to a nice pool and hot tub. I originally planned to stay beachside at another location and debated about not staying directly on the beach, but this was a wonderful trip. Beach access was a very short drive and there are lots of restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie... we are so glad you enjoyed our "magical" cottage... it is a very special place. Easy driving distance to restaurants.. shops and of course the beach. Please let me know if you decide to return that you are a returning guest for a returning guest discount. ...... bert
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Loved your Gecko

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Bert for sharing the Green Gecko with us. We had a amazing time and hope to return. Everything was spotless when we arrived and we loved the pool and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so much appreciate our guests taking the time to write a review.. let us know if you return to book and receive a returning guest discount...... bert
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have found our perfect getaway. The cottage is beautiful. Just like the pictures show. The king bed slept great. Plenty of linens and towels. Everything that we needed was there. Although we had our own there is also beach items (towels, umbrella , ect.) Cottage was spotless when we arrived . The location is great very private and secluded. The hot tub is located right off of the deck and was great every evening after returning from the beach. The beach is located a short bike ride away. The Bishop rd beach access is about a mile or less away and was also pretty secluded at this time of year. There are also lots of excellent resturants close by. Bert was great to work with when making our reservations. We loved, loved, loved this cottage and are already planning a return trip in the spring.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response:, thank you for taking your time to send a review on my Green Gecko. I absolutely love it when guests "get it"......our cottage is such a sweet getaway, with no fuss. I consider myself so lucky that I can share it with others. It is truly a magical place. When you return, you will receive a returning guest discount...just remind me when you book... bert
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Quick get away

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location, the natural surroundings and size of the cottage .But, the wicker sofa and chairs in the living area are worn and not very comfortable . The house had a musky smell and there was a dehumidifier running when we got there and a plug in air freshener going , plus we noticed ripples on the wooden floor and we wondered if there had been a recent water leak? The cottage was overall clean , with a well stocked kitchen and the king bed sleep great ! We would love to come back , and recommend to others , but would hope for updated furnishings and the smell to be cleared up.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sad that this guest did not appreciate the design of my cottage. Perhaps they were expecting a plushy Watercolor Style house, with plushy Watercolor style furniture, which my little cottage is not. It is a Little cottage located right near a wildlife preserve. with easy access to the beach. It is quiet and quaint. Our climate is extremely humid, particularly this time of the year, and an additional dehumidifier always helps......we have not had water damage as the guest seems to think. If you are wanting a quiet and private getaway, without all the bells and whistles of granite and stainless steel, but instead a magical cozy cottage feel where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy nature then please come to our green gecko.
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in 5 different homes/condos in the Santa Rosa Beach area. We'd gladly return to the Green Gecko...perfect size for a couple, situated in private setting (hard to come by in the area), tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to get to anything you would need. This visit was actually for our wedding so such a special event and place to honeymoon. We would love to return for each anniversary! We didn't utilize much of the kitchen, though well appointed, because who wants to cook on their honeymoon?! As a bed snob I found the king size bed really comfortable and the bedroom was a great size with plenty of room for hanging clothes, sitting and reading, luggage, etc. It's nice to have the half bath down and the fullbath upstairs. The bathroom was a great size with plenty of shelf space for essentials. My only concern was no shelf in the shower for toiletries. Great sized shower though. There are several deck options to enjoy some quiet time outside, eat a meal, etc. Oh, and the hottub is conveniently located right off of the front deck. :) The pool is surrounded by lush plants which creates a little private paradise (even though its shared with another one bedroom cottage that was not an issue for us.) We enjoyed early morning walks along 30A and the beach access is just short drive (guessing less than a mile). Thanks to Bert for creating such a nice experience. We sure hope to return in the spring! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow.....Kevin and Renee, thank you for taking the time to write a review and so excited you had a great stay. Yes, our little "green gecko" cottage is what I call "magical". When my guests arrive, they are pleasantly surprised about the privacy and yet they are still close to the beach, restaurants and shops. When you come back, make certain you tell me you are a returning guest for a discount, and I will work on that "shelf area" in the shower. Bert
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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


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposi $200
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are slightly higher during Thanksgiving, Christmas and new Year

Must sign reservation agreement, and payment with check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 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...
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
Pool (shared)and Hot Tub

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