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Private Bayfront Home on 2.5 Acres. Dock with Kayak Launch. $1115/Week Fall Rate

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Back view of our bay front home on 2.5 acres. Private lot with native vegetation

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Plantation house description

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.

Our summer rate of $1475/ week applies for open dates August 9 -15. In Late Summer (August 16 - September 5), our rate drops to $1375/week and drops again to $1115/week in the Fall (September 6 to November 21).

Florida 9% tax is additional.

NO DOGS except for monthly winter rentals.

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. 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. 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 private dock, with a shallow water boat slip suitable for flats boats.

The dock also has a step down 4' x 8' kayak launch platform with railings to assist in entry/exit from your boat. Kayak NOT included.

We keep a crab trap at the ready and fish from the dock itself. Redfish and sea trout are often caught in the cove in front of our home. Kids can watch 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.

We have 2 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 bathrooms sharing a tub/shower room between them (Jack-and-Jill style arrangement). High-speed internet plus HBO/cable. 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, and Zulu for a fee or via renter's subscription. Two air conditioners, allowing a different setting in two of the bedrooms 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 equiped.

Keywords: BayFront home. One floor. Dock. Kayak launch platform. 2.5 acre private lot. Close proximity to 70' community swimming pool and beach. Gourmet kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. 7 person maximum occupancy.
No pets except for monthly winter renters.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Nearby pool, bike path, tennis courts. TVs in each bedroom. Kids' books, tennis rackets, badmitton rackets/birdie available....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No college age renters, unless with their parents....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Convertible bed: 1 queen

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          • Both queen bedrooms have double sliding glass doors leading out onto wraparound deck facing out to the woods. The queen beds have Therapedic Memory foam mattress toppers and are very comfortable. Two (2) twin beds are in a front bedroom, facing the bay, with double sliding glass doors opening onto the main deck. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. We have a 7 person maximum occupancy due to septic capacity....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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          • 2.5 baths. We have one larger master bathroom with a double sink. The other queen and twin bedroom share the Jack-and-Jill style bathroom (toilet/shower/toilet with sliding doors between), lit by new skylights. All bathrooms have new TOTO cyclone European-style toilets. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            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

          • Cooking Utensils:

            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

          • Stove:

            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

          • Refrigerator:

            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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            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

          • Dining:

            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

          • Oven:

            Extra large 5.4 cu ft programmable convection/bake/roast oven. Lower oven (baking or warming drawer) heats from 140º to 450º....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            New Bosch dishwasher installed in February 2011. Extremely quiet. Finish powerball tabs and dish soap provided....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            New Capresso 10-cup programmable electronic coffeemaker with thermal carafe....moreless

          • Microwave:

            New large Panasonic counter model with Inverter technology....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Cuisinart 4-slice toaster....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 8:

            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

          • Air Conditioning:

            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

          • Heating:

            Two (2) separate HVAC units allow wing with two bedrooms to have separate temperature setting from master bedroom and rest of home. New heating system, 2011 ! ...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Large covered area for 2 cars and a boat. Driveway is circular and easy to navigate with boat/trailer. Outdoor hose available to wash down boat....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Covered parking area under house for boat/trailer or outside on circular driveway....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Very quiet front load washer. Indoors. Clothes washing detergent NOT provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            Covered parking area under house or outside on circular driveway....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Stone fireplace with glass doors and a damper. Wood not provided....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Fitness room in Plantation clubhouse. Code required for entry....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels only. No beach towels...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Very quiet. Indoors....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All provided....moreless

          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • One owner is a wetlands ecologist and is well versed on the local native wildflower and hiking/biking sites. She would enjoy sharing her wealth of knowledge! ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Four TVs total. 40' Samsung 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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                89 cable channels + five (5) HBO channels. Amazon PRIME Instant Video is loaded on 2 TVs with 100s of free movies/TV shows + entire HBO past series. Netflix, Hulu, Zulu available for fee....moreless

              • Games:

                Wide assortment of games - card games, puzzles, board games (Scrabble, Monopoloy, chess, checkers, etc)....moreless

              • Toys:

                Wide assortment of toys, playground chalk, etc....moreless

              • Books:

                Wide assortment of paperback books....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Wide assortment of DVDs and videos....moreless

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Fairpoint Communications high speed internet. Also, two TVs are connected to the internet for free Amazon PRIME Instant Videos + Netflix, Hulu, Zulu for a fee or via personal subscription....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    The dock has a step-down 4' x 8' kayak launch platform, with railings at the bottom to assist in entry/exit. Kayaks or canoes not provided. Rentals are available on island....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    One tennis court at Clubhouse about 1.5 blocks away. Two other courts available in The Plantation....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large lawn, one of largest lots in The Plantation, we're told. 2.5 acre wooded lot....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Custom 36' stainless steel charcoal grill/smoker. Charcoal not provided....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hospital
                      • Sailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Arboretum
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late August
                      Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,395
                      Fall
                      Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,115
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,170
                      Christmas week
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,170
                      New Year's
                      Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $195
                      $1,170
                      January 2015
                      Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2015
                      10 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      Spring 2015
                      Feb 28 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,198
                      early summer
                      May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,595
                      Mid summer
                      Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,625
                      Late summer
                      Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,595
                      Late August
                      Aug 15 - Sep 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,495
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                      • Tax Rate 9%

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                      Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                      Location

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                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Private airport on island
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      About 3 miles to bridge. 5 miles across bridge.
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Near causeway from bridge to shore.

                      DOGS permitted ONLY on winter monthly rentals.

                      Launch your kayak or canoe from our new step down

                      4' x 8' 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.

                      NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

                      *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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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


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                      • Back view of our bay front home on 2.5 acres. Private lot with native vegetation

                        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.

                        Cozy living room with vaulted ceiling, pecky cypress and stone fireplace.

                      • Kitchen -GE Cafe 5-burner stove w/warming drawer. Bosch dishwasher. 36' SS sink.

                        Kitchen -GE Cafe 5-burner stove w/warming drawer. Bosch dishwasher. 36' SS sink.

                      • Screened porch with ceiling fan.  Wonderful spot for early morning coffee!

                        Screened porch with ceiling fan. Wonderful spot for early morning coffee!

                      • View of our deck overlooking the Bay. Dining table and relaxing deck chairs.

                        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

                        We enjoy local Florida artist's works. Mike Brennan created this large swordfish

                      • 150' boardwalk over expanse of pristine, native wetlands. Dock/kayak launch pad.

                        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 and watch sunsets

                        4' X 8' Kayak launch pad w/ ladder. Perfect spot also to fish and watch sunsets

                      • Circular driveway. Wooded lot behind with native vegetation.

                        Circular driveway. Wooded lot behind with native vegetation.

                      • Custom 36' stainless steel grill. Hot/cold outdoor shower in background (right).

                        Custom 36' stainless steel grill. Hot/cold outdoor shower in background (right).

                      • Bayside view of our home from the boardwalk.

                        Bayside view of our home from the boardwalk.

                      • Twin bedroom with sliding glass doors to right, overlooking Bay.

                        Twin bedroom with sliding glass doors to right, overlooking Bay.

                      • Spectacular evening sunset... view from our boardwalk

                        Spectacular evening sunset... view from our boardwalk

                      • Kitchen. New blue eyes granite countertops. Looking out to screened porch/Bay.

                        Kitchen. New blue eyes granite countertops. Looking out to screened porch/Bay.

                      • Spacious kitchen 12ft x 18ft. Quiet front load washer/dryer. Lots of countertop.

                        Spacious kitchen 12ft x 18ft. Quiet front load washer/dryer. Lots of countertop.

                      • Patio view looking out to curved boardwalk and Apalachicola Bay.

                        Patio view looking out to curved boardwalk and Apalachicola Bay.

                      • Wrap around deck, facing bay with steamer deck chairs. Perfect for afternoon nap

                        Wrap around deck, facing bay with steamer deck chairs. Perfect for afternoon nap

                      • View from our living room looking across deck to Apalachicola Bay and wetlands.

                        View from our living room looking across deck to Apalachicola Bay and wetlands.

                      • Shallow water boat slip suitable for flats boats. We catch redfish from our dock

                        Shallow water boat slip suitable for flats boats. We catch redfish from our dock

                      • Circular driveway with wooded lot behind. Ample space for car and boat/trailer.

                        Circular driveway with wooded lot behind. Ample space for car and boat/trailer.

                      • One of several landscaped side lawns. Most of our land is in its native habitat.

                        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

                        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.

                        Master bedroom. Deck outside sliding doors & view into trees behind beach house.

                      • Plantation clubhouse with pool (70' lap lanes) + workout room. 1.5 blocks away.

                        Plantation clubhouse with pool (70' lap lanes) + workout room. 1.5 blocks away.

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