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Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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.


Dune Allen Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
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 Half Bath
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
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 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Cottage for Two/Hot tub : Perfect for Honeymoon
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews

Great cottage---- super alternative to a condo for relaxation and priviacy.

  • 5 of 5

Nice accommodations- much better option than dealing with parking decks and riding elevators in a condo complex. Very secluded and quiet-- well worth the compromise of not having a gulf view. Beaches are easy enough to get to, even with the crowds on the 4th holiday week.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David... what a nice review, I love especially that you get it! I know so many folks want that water view, and I understand, but if you can have a quiet relaxing place where you can easily get to the beach, that is what a true vaca is all about............ please return, and let me know you are a returning guest for a returning guest discount.. bert
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Weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

I loved this cottage. It was perfect for my husband and me to get away and spend a few days having fun and relaxing. It's not that far from the beaches, maybe a 5-10 minute drive or to the area restaurants. A few things need to be updated but I will definitely book this cottage again. I would recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, thank you for taking the time to write a review... Please return........
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Very good property

  • 4 of 5

This was a very good rental for a short-term stay in Santa Rosa Beach. The property was clean, quiet, and the pictures were an accurate representation of the property. It is also only approximately a 3 min drive or 15 bike ride to Santa Rosa Beach. Perhaps we got lucky, but we had no problem finding parking along Route 30A when going to the beach. The property is also not far from Route 98 - and hence near many supermarkets, WalMart, pharmacies, etc. As for the interior, the upsides were that the cottage was nicely decorated - and, in particular, the bed and couch were very comfortable. The downsides - the shower and upstairs bathroom is a bit dated and there is very limited kitchen supplies, so anyone who wanted to cook extensively would have to purchase a lot of spices and ingredients. The stove was also not great. Those few nits, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex, thank you for taking the time to write a review... I am glad you enjoyed your stay, I only wish you would have contacted me during the stay to tell me what you might be missing in the Kitchen. I really do try to keep the dishes and pots and pans in good shape, however, I never ever keep food, like spices, etc in the house. That is not part of the "deal". Typically guests purchase their own spices and ingredients and food when they come to stay. :) I do hope you decide to come back.... bert
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Good price !

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay, the pool was Great hot out side cool in the pool 😁 The owner Burt was friendly the home was much better than most condos Great setting quit peaceful Perfect !

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed my little treasure the "Green Gecko". I call it the magical place . Please return and let me know you are a returning guest for a returning guest discount. bert
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Birmingham, AL

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cottage was the perfect size and had all the amenities you could possibly need. The bed was very spacious and comfortable as well. I would certainly recommend this property for those staying on the Emerald Coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are slightly higher during Thanksgiving, Christmas and new Year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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