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4th week of July discounted

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 Dune Allen Beach

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!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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We greatly enjoyed our stay! Had everything we needed. Enjoyed the location & the privacy.

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful! Our family really enjoyed our time. Great space, great privacy with back deck, and convenient location to neighborhood pool and very short drive to the beach

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The patio/condo home is very nice and the area is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The owner supplied items to make our visit pleasant. The home was very clean. Just a great relaxing time for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in the perfect location. We vacationed at On Cypress Pond with 6 adults and 2 children and had a wonderful time. The house is very clean and spacious. The location was also perfect. The beaches were beautiful and not as crowded as other areas which was great. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. We loved Bayou Bills! We also loved the community swimming pool. Thank you Sandy for allowing us to visit your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location and exceptional hospitality by owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable vacation with family. The house was beautiful and in a perfect location. We enjoyed multiple trips to the dune Allen beach and the beautiful infinity pool. We couldn't have asked for a better week and look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.75
Damage Insurance £44.55
Damage Deposit £226.5

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.