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Early August is available at a base rate of $1595, after August 15 the rate drops to $1495, plus Florida tax.
Our home is perfect for a relaxing vacation! We are situated on a private 2.5 acre bayfront double lot with wonderful views, private dock with a shallow water boat slip, and kayak launch. Our home has a warm, inviting atmosphere with comfortable living-room furnishings, a well-equipped, spacious gourmet kitchen, hardwood/tile flooring, plus high-speed internet and 54 cable channels with 5 HBO channels + Amazon Prime movies/TV access.
Rental is by homeowner, with our rates at a special discount - approximately a 15% savings over prices charged when rented through realtors. Cleaning and linens are included in our rate.
Florida 9% tax is additional.
NO DOGS permitted except for monthly winter rentals, regardless of weight or breed. Please do not request special permission to bring "small" dogs.
We are located in The Plantation, a private gated community with lush native vegetation. Our home overlooks the bay without having to walk to an upper level to see water, as one often must do in homes not directly on the water. We have the bayside views, but are only 1.5 blocks from the beach side of the island with the community 70' pool/ lap lanes, clubhouse, tennis court, workout room, bike path, and boardwalk beach access. The delightful bike paths extend the length of The Planation, we recommend you bring or rent bikes. When the ocean side waves are high, you can hear the pounding surf at our house!
Our home is a one-story bayfront, newly painted and roofed with skylights, on a double lot. We offer privacy and breathtaking sunset views across Apalachicola Bay. We are situated on a secluded 2.5 acre wooded site with landscaped front and side lawns. We recently purchased the backyard lot and have mowed a 'shortcut' walking path that ties into Lark Lane, one block from the Plantation clubhouse, pool, and beach access. Birdwatching and stargazing are both excellent here. Only three other homes are located off Bayview Drive.
We have a 150’ long boardwalk extending over native wetlands to our re-built private dock, with a shallow water boat slip suitable for flats boats. Water levels at the dock ebb and flow with the tides, typical V-hull boats will likely not be able to access the boat slip during low tide. There is an excellent public concrete boat ramp next to the bridge and several less developed sand/oyster shell ramps on the island for launching your boat. Two of the more primitive ones are located on the far end of the island at the state park (fee).
The dock also has a step down 4' x 8' kayak launch platform with railings to assist in entry/exit from your boat (see photo). Kayak fishing is excellent in the shallow All Tides Cove waters in front of our home. There are also kayak launches in the Plantation at nearby Nicks Hole and at the 'Cut'. Kayaks are NOT included with home rental.
We keep a crab trap at the ready and fish directly from our dock - we catch redfish and sea trout right in the cove in front of our house. Mullet are frequently observed jumping too! Kids can enjoy watching small fish and crabs move about under the dock.
This is our family's 'island retreat”, not a rental unit. Our home has hardwood and tile flooring, a well equipped and updated gourmet kitchen, vaulted living room ceiling, comfortable furnishings, sliding glass doors in every room, and incredible views.
* Two Queen bedrooms, 1 twin bed bedroom. All bedrooms have double sliding glass doors leading to the wrap-around deck and the living room has double and triple sliding glass doorways, all with great vistas.
* One master bath, plus two additional skylight lite bathrooms sharing a tub/shower room between them (Jack-and-Jill style arrangement). All granite or custom marble countertop vanities.
* High-speed internet plus four TVs with cable, including HBO. Two TVs are connected to the internet with free Amazon PRIME movies and TV shows (entire HBO past series just added), as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Zulu for a fee or via renter's subscription.
* Two separate HVAC units, allowing a different temperature setting in two of the bedrooms + adjoining baths from the rest of the house.
* Additional outdoor hot/cold shower.
* Large, custom 36” stainless steel grill + smoker.
* Ample covered parking and a circular driveway for boat/trailer.
We love using our home ourselves, and keep it clean and well equipped.
Keywords: BayFront home. One story. Dock. Kayak launch platform. Fishing. 2.5 acre private lot. Close proximity to 70' community swimming pool and beach. Gourmet kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. 6 person maximum occupancy.
No pets except for monthly winter renters.
Four TVs. 40' Samsung Smart flat screen (queen) + living room TV are connected to internet w/ free Amazon PRIME movies/TV shows. Netflix, Hulu+, Zulu available for fee. 22' flat screen LED TV in twin...moreless
Outdoor deck glass dining table with 6 chairs overlooking bay. Kitchen wicker table with 4 wicker chairs + 2 antique rush-seated chairs can be pulled up. Baby high seat in twin bedroom closet....moreless
Two (2) separate air conditioners allow wing with two bedrooms to have separate temperature setting from master bedroom and rest of home. New air conditioner, 2011 ! Ceiling fan in every room....moreless
Large living room with sofa, love seat, arm chairs. Vaulted ceiling with fan. Window wall with spectacular view of bay. French doors overlooking wooded lot. Stone fireplace by pecky cypress bookcases...moreless
Very well equipped for Thanksgiving or large seafood meals. Calphalon SS cookware. Crock-Pot slow cooker, 12-quart multi-cooker, electric skillet, griddle, waffle maker. Multiple baking pans/dishes....moreless
Complete dinnerware settings for up to 12 persons. Two full sets of silverware. Several sets of bowls/cups. Knife block. Spice rack. Multiple baking and cooking utensils for seafood/holiday meals....moreless
Spacious 16' x 12', very well equipped kitchen with custom blue eyes granite countertops and 36' double SS sink. GE Cafe 5-burner glass top stove with double oven/warming drawer. Vent cooking hood. Bosch dishwasher. Kenmore SS French door refrigerator. Microwave, toaster oven, toaster, large pots/pans for cooking seafood/holiday meals. New travertine 20' floor tile...moreless
NEW! Kenmore SS French door model. 24.7 cu. ft. Multi Air Flow unit with 2 clear humidity-controlled crispers, 5 shelves, 4 door storage bins, pull-out freezer. Water filter and in-door ice maker....moreless
GE Cafe 5-burner glass top electric stove with double oven. Stovetop has two burners with dual size elements, plus a griddle element, and warming element. Consumer Reports rated as TOP PICK in 2012....moreless
Large deck facing the bay wraps around the house. Patio dining table plus two steamer deck chairs, several Adirondack style chairs. Screened porch with patio furniture. Ceiling fan. No-see-um screens...moreless
Community Plantation pool is 1.5 blocks away. New 70' pool with lap lanes and play area installed in summer of 2010! Free to Plantation guests. Covered picnic tables, bathroom/changing rooms, pool lounge chairs, and outdoor shower available in pool area. Nearby long clubhouse deck with rocking chairs and overhead ceiling fans overlooks beach. Free WiFi available. Bike path stretches from Plantation entrance to the Sykes Cut and connects to pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay
Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay
Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay
New Year's week
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay
Jan 2 - Jan 30, 2016
28 night min stay
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DOGS permitted ONLY on winter monthly rentals.
It's only a few steps down from dock to 4' x 8' kayak launch platform. Trap bait fish or crabs from our dock. We have caught redfish right off the dock!
Excellent fishing at Sykes Cut from the rocks; only available to those in The Plantation.
The Plantation bike path extends from the entrance to Sykes Cut. There are bike racks at the pool/tennis courts/beach access and at the Cut.
*St George Island State Park – pristine beaches, dunes, bay forest, salt marshes. Hiking trails and observation platforms. Excellent birding opportunities. Camping.
*St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - white “sugar” sand beaches, striking dunes. Excellent snorkeling, swimming, birding, fishing, kayaking. Scalloping (in season). Camping (including remote boat camping).
*Apalachicola National Forest - 564,000 acre Longleaf pine/Wiregrass ecosystem. Excellent birding, rare wildflower viewing, extensive savannas, fishing, kayak/canoeing, picnic areas with hiking trails. Fort Gadsden Historic Site.
*Tate's Hell State Forest - hiking, biking, wildlife, wild flower viewing. Canoe trails. Excellent dwarf cypress forest trail.
*Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve - 2nd largest Estuarine Research Reserve system in US. Educational center.
*Cape St. George State Reserve – Barrier island- boat access only. Shell collecting. Pottery shards.
*Cape St George Lighthouse & Keeper's Cottage – tours
*St Marks National Wildlife Refuge – Educational center. 70,00 acre refuge with coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers. Archeological (shell mounds) and historic sites .St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1842, still in use today.
*St Vincent National Wildlife Refuge - Educational center. Barrier island refuge accessible by boat only.
*St. Joseph Bay Preserve - Educational center, programs.
*Apalachicola Maritime Museum - active sailing program and adventure programs, boat-building, restoration and educational programs.
*Apalachicola Historic District - Over 900 homes and buildings listed in National Register dating to 1830s. Antique stores, art galleries, fine dining. Botanical garden. Walking tours.
*Apalachicola Museum of Art - temporary visual art exhibits.
*Dixie Theater - Built in 1912, rebuilt in 1998. Live Professional Theatre and musical events.
*Battery Park/City Marina - Boat launch, park with picnic tables and playground.
*Chestnut Street Cemetery - Established in 1831. Funerary art.
*Crooked River Lighthouse – Built 1895, to guide ships through East Pass between Dog Island and St. George Island. Reconstructed keeper’s house features history and science exhibits. Picnic area.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Co-owner lives in Tallahassee and worked nearby as a wetlands Ecologist for 20 years. She would be happy to share her knowledge of the nearby forests/recreation sites and boating/biking opportunities.
Why the Owner Chose Plantation:
Sunsets are breathtaking! Restful surroundings with so much nature, birds, and Apalachicola Bay right in front of our home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are not in the crowded commercial section of the island. We're in a gated community, The Plantation. TWO AND A HALF acres, bay is right out front, trees and landscaping, privacy. Yet only 2.5 BLOCKS TO POOL, BIKE PATH, TENNIS, GULF BEACH ACCESS! We are halfway between causeway bridge and Sykes Cut at west end of Island, right on the Bay, and directly across from pool and beach. ------------------------------------------------------ Kath, Thank you for sharing you wonderful home with us... we really had a lovely time the sunsets were absolutely breathtaking... we went to state park which was awesome for fishing in surf and NOT ANOTHER SOUL around!!! your little bit of heaven. thanks again, Janis A., July 2010 Kath, Loving our stay here at Cypress Cove! The floor plan is very spacious, love the wood floors, screened porch and all the windows/doors. We are the only humans on the Bayview Drive this week. Even if the other houses on this block were rented this is still so private. We've been coming here for years and this week is the clearest waters I have seen with the prettiest turquoise color. People don't know what they are missing. Angie G. Oct.2010
Back view of our bay front home on 2.5 acres. Private lot with native vegetation
Cozy living room with vaulted ceiling, pecky cypress and stone fireplace.
GE Cafe 5-burner stove w/warming drawer, Bosch dishwasher, 36 in stainless sink
Screened porch with ceiling fan. Wonderful spot for early morning coffee!
150' boardwalk over expanse of pristine, native wetlands. Dock/kayak launch pad.
4' X 8' kayak launch pad w/ ladder. Perfect spot also to fish + watch sunsets!
Wrap around deck, facing bay with steamer deck chairs. Perfect for afternoon nap
Circular driveway with wooded lot behind. Ample space for car and boat/trailer.
Custom 36' stainless steel grill. Hot/cold outdoor shower in background (right).
Bayside view of our home from the boardwalk.
Twin bedroom w/ new mattresses. Sliding glass doors to right, overlooking Bay.
View from our living room looking across deck to Apalachicola Bay and wetlands.
Spectacular evening sunset... view from our boardwalk
Spacious 12' X 18' gourmet kitchen w/ blue-eyes granite, new updated appliances
Quiet front load washer/dryer, Breville Smart oven, microwave. Long counterspace
Patio view looking out to curved boardwalk and Apalachicola Bay.
Shallow water boat slip suitable for flats boats. We catch redfish from our dock
View of our deck overlooking the Bay. Dining table and relaxing deck chairs.
We enjoy local Florida artist's works. Mike Brennan created this large swordfish
One of several landscaped side lawns. Most of our land is in its native habitat.
Ample covered parking for cars and boats/trailers. Nearby hose for washing boats
Master bedroom. Deck outside sliding doors & view into trees behind beach house.
Queen bedroom w/ 40in Samsung Smart TV. Sliding glass door leads to wrap patio.
Plantation clubhouse with pool (70' lap lanes) + workout room. 1.5 blocks away.
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