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Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

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 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dune Allen Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Perfect Getaway Location

  • 5 of 5

We were wanting a "staycation" since we are local but wanted to take a break from the humdrum of daily life. Rented this adorable cottage and it was the perfect location. Accessible to beaches, restaurants and all the towns surrounding on 30A and in Sandestin but secluded enough that you didn't feel in the middle of all the chaos in those areas.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie... thank you for taking the time to write a review, and so happy that you enjoyed our sweet magical "Green Gecko"... Please come back, and let me know you are a returning guest and you will get a returning guest discount..................... bert
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Very nice cottage.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Bert was very easy to work with when we had questions.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maurina and her husband were delightful guests... They were right on top of things, and let me know immediately if they had any questions or issues. I hope they return to my magical cottage (The GREEN GECKO)... BERT
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Very close to public beaches and right next to the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and private

  • 5 of 5

No crowd, no kids (though we love kids,we have 4) and no noise! Slept well at night. Cooked dinner on the grill and ate on the deck. Nice to get away from the crowds. Cute house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed. Peace and quiet yet easy easy distance to beach (you do have to drive a tiny bit, like maximum 5 minute drive). Great getaway for a couple like us. Will return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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 !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dune Allen Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £78.68 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.65
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are slightly higher during Thanksgiving, Christmas and new Year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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