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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8

Cypress Dunes will be providing free shuttle service to beaches and 30A communities this summer through the Sunshine Turtle Express. Leave the driving to others and enjoy all that 30A has to offer, including restaurants at Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Seaside and beyond. Also, don't forget the free summer Sunday concert series at the nearby Gulf Place outdoor amphitheater.

Scenic Route 30A is a special location offering visitors a unique coastal experience. This beach community distinguishes itself from the others with a picturesque array of different architectural styles, superb seafood restaurants and pubs. The entire length and breadth of 30A is to be experienced! On the west-end of the route lies Cypress Dunes vacation community offering an absolutely peaceful setting. This “park like” atmosphere is a result of the surrounding Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on two sides and our vacation home. “On Cypress Pond” overlooks a 200 hundred year old cypress head forever preserved as a wetland. We enjoy our morning coffee in the shade of the upper level back porch overlooking the cypress pond. For our viewing and listening pleasure, we watch the many birds fly by as the clouds move through a blue sky with the tall cypress and pine trees in the foreground. The front porch is for evening cocktails when the sun has moved to the backside. Mojitos anyone?

Another thing that makes Cypress Dunes enjoyable among the Scenic Route 30A communities is the infinity pool and clubhouse that overlooks Topsail Hill Preserve and the Gulf of Mexico - a facility that rivals any resort pool. Our favorite beach is next door at the Park where it is less crowded and an easy bike ride. As part of your stay, it is worthwhile to visit each of the beaches along Scenic Route 30A where public access is readily available. These are great beaches for people watching and admiring the many gorgeous beach homes along the shore.

“On Cypress Pond” is a two-story Floridian style beach cottage with the living space on the upper level to better enjoy the views. As with most of the homes in Cypress Dunes, it was built by John Willis, winner of Atlanta’s 2005 best builder award. The home sleeps 8-10 with four bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the great room. The bedrooms have their own bathrooms and include 1 king, 2 queens and 1 full bed; three of the bedrooms have tv’s. The dining table is situated in the center of an open floor plan and seats 8 people. The chef of the family will enjoy a stocked kitchen accented with gorgeous granite countertops with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, microwave and dishwasher. The Great Room is furnished with a set of comfy sofa and chairs that overlooks a gas fireplace and 50” plasma high definition television with a blue-ray player for your movie enjoyment.

Come enjoy all that Scenic Route 30A has to offer and stay at “On Cypress Pond” where you can begin and end your day in peace and tranquility with family and friends.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House, Cypress Dunes, Scenic 30A, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Emerald Coast, Panhandle

More Details

Property Manager
Sandy Kennedy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Sandy Kennedy

We are midwesterners who look foward to our retirement on the Emerald Coast of Florida. In the meantime, we use it during our limited vacation time and are glad to share 'On Cypress Pond' with other families.

Sandy Kennedy purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sandy Kennedy chose South Walton

We love all things 30A, including the people, white sand, emerald colored water and the beach communities. We chose Cypress Dunes because as campers we love the peace and serenity that is offered in this park like setting. Yet, nearby are all the shops, restaurants and activities a person could possibly desire.

What makes this cottage unique

We love sitting on our back porch in the morning with coffee watching and listening to the birds. After a day on the beach or shopping, we enjoy sitting in the shade of the front porch visiting with family and friends, along with your beverage of choice!

Amenities

Dune Allen Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • The master bath has a double shower, two of the bedroom baths have a combination tub/shower and the fourth bedroom has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Book now for September and October
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Love Cypress Dunes

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and neighbourhood. Nothing missing, very quiet area, just a minute from a not so busy part of the beach. It used to be that renting a beach house around 30a was affordable, now days the prices keep going up and up... this house is still affordable, (thank you) and for the price it is spectacular. We return to 30a every year and your house will always be on our list of places to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay at On Cypress Pond and thank you for the kind words. We particularly appreciate your comment on our pricing being affordable compared to many other 30A properties as it motivates us to keep the cost affordable so families can enjoy this wonderful area. Please return and thank you.
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5

Beautiful home!! Wonderful size for all of our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Santa Rosa Island. Great weather and beautiful beaches! Couldn't be happier with our stay. The owners, the Kennedy's were so helpful! We would love to make another trip down next year! Can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at Cypress Dunes. The house had everything we needed and the pool was wonderful. We loved the peace and quiet of the neighborhood and not being far from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peacefully Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. Two families (4 teenagers) stayed for the week and had plenty of space. Loved laying in the pool and watching the Gulf of Mexico. Porches were so nice and quite, watching the nature below. Drove into Destin a couple of times, but always came back to a peaceful neighborhood. We went to Topsail StatePark three times and had our beach time. Enjoyed breakfast at "The Donut Hole" too. Very relaxing spring break. Hope to do it again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the area and by far our favorite home and community. Cypress Dunes is much quieter than the Destin and Sandestin communities that we have previously stayed in. The pool is gorgeous and the view from the pool is amazing! It was also very convenient to have the tennis courts across the street from the home.

The home has everything that you need - fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, nice linens, multiple tvs, each room has an ensuite and a lot of room to sit outside on one of the balconies.

Sandy responded immediately to our questions and made sure that we had everything that we needed for our family, including a pack and play and a booster for our baby.

Do not hesitate to book this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it was my pleasure hosting you and your family at our vacation home on 30A. I hope you come back to "On Cypress Pond" in the future.
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5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, nice and clean.We had rented in Cyprus Dunes a few years ago,but this was so much better.The owner was very easy to deal with and we hope to come back next year and rent this house again.We had booked it to have family stay with us,but they could not make it, so it was wonderful just to spend time together and have a lot of fun enjoying the area.If you want a relaxing vacation this is the place to go.We hated to leave... Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you have a wonderful time at our vacation home and I hope to rent to you again! Thank you Sandy
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"Nice course just down the road on 30A."
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Cypress Dunes is a peaceful, safe, gated community along Scenic 30A, located between SanDestin and Panama City Beach. The 18 mile stretch of 30A features unique beach commnities, pure white sand beaches, rare coastal dune lakes and the most wonderful people. There is something about 30A that pust everybody in a friendly, positive mood. It is truly the place to be.

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Rates & Availability

Dune Allen Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,055
 
 
Late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,493
 
 
Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,393
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$213
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fees $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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