One-story Bayfront home with kayak launch/dock on 2.5 acres (Sleeps 6)
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.
Owner purchased this House in 1999
Why Owner chose Plantation
Sunsets are breathtaking! Restful surroundings with so much nature, birds, and Apalachicola Bay right in front of our home.
What makes this House unique
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Delightful week retreat at Cypress Cove
My partner, her triathlon champion attorney daughter, her three year old granddaughter, and I recently stayed for a week at Cypress Cove cottage. All of the details and amenities commented upon so favorably by other reviewers were just as reported; I won’t reiterate them. What we found so special about Cypress Cove were the sense of being in old Florida, the quiet, and the privacy afforded by the huge lot and judiciously restrained landscaping.
Sunsets and pre-dawn coffee on the screen porch immediately became favorites, usually accompanied by conversing Great-horned Owls. All three of us are kayakers. My partner grew up on the Loxahatchee, her daughter taught kayaking as a camp counselor. We were all struck by how well thought out, clever, and functional the kayak launch at dock’s end was. Every single thing about Cypress Cove was like that kayak launch. The triathlete could and did get in killer runs, swims (the clubhouse pool is a few hundred meters away, and empty in the early morning), and bike rides just by walking out the door. But the best testimony was by the tree year old: she cried when she had to leave.
Perfect family vacation, wonderful location!
We had a wonderful vacation June 2017 to St. George Island. The house was perfect for our family (4 adults, 2 kids), with plenty of room, beautiful views and an awesome kitchen for lots of family dinners. The kids had a blast hanging on the dock and looking for crabs (we even caught a few!). The adults loved launching kayaks off the dock and especially enjoyed fishing for red fish, which we caught some of them too! Being close to the Plantation clubhouse was an added bonus, as the kids really enjoyed the nice pool, and it was just a short walk to get to the beach on the days we wanted to enjoy the surf.
St. George Island is a great place for vacations, and this house was the perfect fit for us. The owners were very nice and we would definitely come back to this house if we go to St. George again.
Great Rental, Bayside Nature + short walk to beach
We have stayed here multiple times and always have a great time. There is a kayak-level dock where I leave my kayak so I can be paddliing at a moment's notice. The water is shallow so it may not be best bet for motor boats unless you leave and return at high tides. If you want to go to the beachside, it's a short walk to get there. You'll pass the plantation pool and clubhouse on your way to boardwalks that lead to the ocean. The house is surrounded by trees and fauna, with a large deck that views the bay. Spacious and nice. Thumbs up.
If you're seeking a relaxed atmosphere, pleasant surroundings and well furnished property, then
Cypress Cove meets your expectations. Property is well maintained, appliances are updated and
the home is most comfortable. The owners have taken care to meet renter's needs and are
pro-active is seeing you enjoy your stay.
Great views, lovely house
We've been to SGI several times and we have stayed in different houses in The Plantation each time. This house was terrific - the kitchen is outfitted so you can cook! and not just heat stuff in the microwave. All of the rooms are lovely and comfortable - we loved the big sofas. The combination of screened in porch and outside wrap-around porch was perfect for sunning and for getting shade while being outdoors. The dock leads out to a beautiful view of the bay. At night the stars are incredible!! We recommend this house!!
a nice place to stay
We had a great time the week we stayed there.
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.