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Halloween II Weekend, Mar 24-26

22 March 2017

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Goodbye Snowbirds Weekend
Mar 31 - 2

Anniversary Weekend
Apr 7 - 9

Easter Weekend
Apr 14 - 16

Toga Party Weekend
Apr 21 - 23

Jungle Party / Animal Print Weekend
Apr 28 - 30

Kentucky Derby Weekend
May 5 - 7

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Halloween II Weekend

Petanque Tournament


5:00 - 9:00 pm Nude Night - Lakeside Restaurant
6:00 pm Karaoke w/ Melanie 


7:00 am Tony Little Resistance Workout w/ Debi - Clubhouse
7:30 am Power Walk w/ Debi - Clubhouse
8:00 am Walk Fit & Trim Indoors - Clubhouse
8:30 am 3 Mile Power Walk - Game Room
9:00 am Open Pickleball - Pickleball Courts
9:00 am Chinese Wand Exercises - Clubhouse
9:30 am Open Petanque - Petanque Courts
10:30 pm Water Exercises - East Pool

1:00 pm Open Tennis - Tennis Courts
2:00 pm 
Open Petanque - Petanque Courts
3:00 pm Open Mah Jongg - East Pool
3:00 pm Open Golf - Golf Course
5:00 - 7:00 pm Happy Hour - Cheeks & Scuttlebutts
6:00 pm Bar Trivia - Scuttlebutts
7:00 pm Streak at Cheeks w/ DJ Greg Cheeks
7:30 pm Doubles Table Tennis - Game Room
8:00 pm Toolshed of Terror Haunted House - Maintenance Shop


8:00 am Walk Fit & Trim Indoors - Clubhouse
8:30 am 3 Mile Power Walk - Game Room
9:00 am Farmer's Market - Basketball Courts
9:00 am Open Pickleball - Pickleball Courts
9:00 am 
Petanque Tournament - Petanque Courts
10:00 am Singles Meet-Up - Terrace

10:30 am Ultra Beginner Line Dancing - Clubhouse
11:00 am Line Dancing - Clubhouse
1:00 pm Open Tennis - Tennis Courts
2:00 pm 
Open Petanque - Petanque Courts
3:00 pm Open Mah Jongg - East Pool
3:00 pm Open Golf - Golf Course
4:00 pm Crafts & Cocktails - Scuttlebutts

5:00 - 7:00 pm Happy Hour - Cheeks & Scuttlebutts
6:00 pm Super Mega Trivia 3000 - Scuttlebutts
7:00 pm Halloween II Party w/ DJ Xavier Lakeside Restaurant
9:00 pm 
Halloween II Costume Contest Lakeside Restaurant


9:00 am Open Pickleball - Pickleball Courts
9:30 am Open Petanque - Petanque Courts
12:00 pm Music by the Pool w/ Finally Tuned - West Pool

1:00 pm Open Tennis - Tennis Courts
2:00 pm 
Open Petanque - Petanque Courts
3:00 pm Cypress Cove Bible Fellowship - Terrace

3:00 pm Open Mah Jongg - East Pool
3:00 pm Open Golf - Golf Course

5:00 - 7:00 pm Happy Hour - Cheeks
7:30 pm Doubles Table Tennis - Game Room


7:00 pm Music Monday w/ Just The Two Of Us - Lakeside Restaurant

News & Notes

Printable Calendars: March, April, 2017 Calendar
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Halloween II Weekend Restaurant Specials

ArnieJoin us this Friday & Saturday at Lakeside Restaurant. Dinner specials will be: Char Grilled Delmonico Steak, Steamed Alaskan Snow Crab Legs (1-1/2 lb portion), and Roast Loin of Pork with mashed potatoes & gravy. Special desserts include Warm Apple Dumpling with vanilla bean ice cream & caramel sauce, and Peanut Butter Silk Pie.

We look forward to seeing you,


Toolshed of Terror!!
Friday, March 24th

The Toolshed of Terror is our own Halloween Haunted House. We set it up by the maintenance shop, run it for a couple of hours Halloween II Weekend, and then tear it right back down. But it's so much fun!

We've moved the Toolshed of Terror to Friday night this year so it doesn't compete with our Costume Party on Saturday. Don't miss it!

Petanque Tournament
Saturday, March 25th

The Cypress Cove Petanque Club is having our Spring Tournament on March 25th. This will be a Friendship Tournament to have fun with our Shooter and Pointer friends and neighbors. Blue Team vs Red Team, winner goes to potluck lunch line first.

Entry fee is $2 donation to club, payable the day of the tournament. The entry fee includes lunch and you will receive a ticket for door prizes. Be at courtside at 9:15 AM Saturday morning.

A potluck lunch will follow the games for all players and their spouse / friend at the Cove Clubhouse. Petanque Club will provide water. Please bring a dish to share.

The drawing for door prizes and 50/50 drawing will be during lunch. Rain date for the tournament is Sunday, March 26th, at 9:15 AM.

Singles Meet-Up
Saturday, March 25th

Cypress Cove is now hosting a Singles Meet-Up once per month. Touch base with Melanie at 10 AM in the Terrace on our Meet-Up dates and she will let you know what is planned for the day.

We will definitely reserve a section at Lakeside Restaurant so we can all have dinner together. Just call and add your name to the Singles Reservation when you are coming for Singles Meet-Up.

Cypress Cove Singles Meet-Up Dates: March 25th (Halloween II), April 29th (Animal Print / Jungle Weekend)

If you have friends who are interested in joining our group, please bring them along! Also ask to add them to our email list. For questions or suggestions, please contact Melanie at

Regular day fees / overnight rates apply.

Crafts & Cocktails
Saturday, March 25th

Use your imagination! Come to Crafts & Cocktails on the last Saturday of each month at 4 PM in Scuttlebutts. When you purchase a beverage from the bar, you will get to enjoy painting, gluing, or creating the craft of the month while sipping your favorite beverage. The craft is yours to take home! Bring a friend or two!

Last Music Monday Performance for the Season

Music Monday takes place EVERY Monday at 7 PM in the Lakeside Restaurant. Come see a different performer EVERY Week through the end of March!!

Come enjoy Music Mondays with the following performers:

  • March 27 - Just The Two Of Us

Come down and support this night of dancing and fun!

Volunteer Appreciation Party
Wednesday, March 29th

It’s that time of year again to thank all our wonderful Cypress Cove volunteers for a job well done. If you’ve helped out at all this year, this party is for you!!!

The Volunteer Appreciation Party will be in the Lakeside Restaurant from 6 to 8 pm. We will have food, drinks and a few big door prizes, so come on over and let us take care of you for a night!

Remember When: Cove Singers Oldies Show
Thursday, March 30th

On Thursday, March 30th, the Cove Singers will perform a farewell concert for all of our snowbird friends. This live singing concert will feature songs from the 30's to the 70's, with some choral arrangements, music, and parody songs. It will truly be a wonderful evening of music. 

Come to Lakeside to enjoy dinner and great entertainment as performed by a few of the very talented people who visit and live here at Cypress Cove. Make your reservation now so you won't miss this great night of entertainment. The musical program will begin at 6:00 PM.

Cove-Wide Garage Sale
Sunday, April 2nd

Every year at this time we have our Cove-Wide Garage Sale. It's a chance to sell off some of your accumulated wonders, or pick some up. Get out there early because the good stuff goes fast.

If you'd like to set up a stop, please sign up at the Activities Office. We will put out a map on Saturday evening so shoppers know which houses to hit. We will not be able to give out tables for the garage sale, you will need to provide your own.

Cove Ensemble Spring Recital
Sunday, April 2nd

The Cove Ensemble will be performing their Spring Recital on Sunday, April 2nd, in the Clubhouse. The show starts at 2 PM with refreshments to follow.

The Naked Astronomer
Saturday, April 8th

Naked Astronomer

Naked Astronomy brings the science of astronomy and the pleasure of stargazing to Florida’s most beautiful clothes-free resort.

  • The Great American Solar Eclipse - Terrace, 2 PM
  • Star Party - Lakefront Lawn, 8 PM until ?

Bus to Blind Creek Beach
Sunday, May 7th

Solivita Barbara has arranged a bus to run a day trip to Blind Creek Beach on Sunday, May 7th. Blind Creek is Florida's newest official Nude Beach! Of course, you will want to check it out and support it.

Blind Creek Beach is located just south of Fort Pierce. The drive is a little over 2 hours. We are currently scheduled to depart around 8:30 AM and return at about 6 PM, giving us a full day at the beach.

We did this trip in the Fall and had a lovely day, if a little cool. Being in May, the beach weather should be perfect. Call Tiki at 407-933-5870 to reserve a seat. Cost is just $25 per person.

Fishing Tournament Results
by Henry Heinlein

The 9th Annual Tom Grimm Memorial Fishing Tournament held at Brown Lake, March 18th, 2017, was a fun time and one of the larger fishing tournaments we have held. Over a 100 people attended the event. We had 86 people join us for lunch, with 35 fishing, many from boats and about 10 people fishing from shore. The rest of the people joined us for the raffle and lunch. All were enjoying watching the fish being brought in and watching the boats on the lake. Carol & Ted Graveley were out on the lake with our pontoon boat. They had water for the boaters and did not have to tow anyone in this year. Roger and I measured fish and Diane, Joan and Marie helped with the food, while Ed took all of our photos. Martin Holbrook grilled 160 hot dogs. He did a great job! We thank all the people who helped our young people fish and move the necessary gear around.

Thank you Cypress Cove! The Office did our copying, Maintenance supplied us with tables and ice, the Petanque group loaned us their grill and tables plus all the coolers we needed. Arnie gave a dinner for two; Carol gave a gift card from Nature Hair; a days rental from Kirbs' Golf Cart Rental; and a massage from Silver lining Massage.

We had the support of many of our friends who gave prizes and helped out wherever we needed them. The event would not be possible without their help! They made the event a great success.

A special thanks to Connie Reilly who, in memory of her husband Frank, gave a 40 dollar gift certificate to Bass Pro. This makes 9 years they have given a prize for our fishing contest. Frank loved to see the young people learning to fish. We are sure he looked down on our fishing event and enjoyed seeing the young folks fishing.

Now for the winners of the fishing tournament: Adult's Largest Fish - Bill Gedney with a 27 1/2" long Gar Pike! Most Fish - Leon Gruetzmacher with 17 Bass; 12 and Under Largest Fish - Jeremy Bromell with a 10 1/2" Bass; Most Fish - Logan McGarvie with 3 fish. Hannah McGarvie had a special way she caught her fish. When I asked her how she caught her fish, she said, "I reached right in the bucket and caught them!" Our 50/50 was won by Donna & Rick G, $113 dollars!

The event has been organized by Henry & Joan Heinlein and Ed & Marie Pickering. After 9 fun years of putting on the fishing tournaments, and some health issues, we have turned the event over to Michael Seitzinger and Gary Wright. We offered them help if they need us. We have also turned over the $401 dollars from this year's event and last year's. This should help get them off to a good start.

Camera Club Spring Photo Show

The Cypress Cove Camera Club Spring Photo Show is available for viewing in the Gameroom. It is an exceptional show with pictures by the Camera Club members on display.

We believe that our Camera Club has provided a valuable service to the members of Cypress Cove for many years and your support is greatly valued. The quality of the pictures in the show just keep getting better & better.

Book a Room Today!

Having family visit and there is not enough room in your house? Why not look into our newly remodeled rooms? It's never been a better time to stay at Cypress Cove! Book Online, Email Reservations, or Call Reservations toll-free at 888-683-3140.

Daily Activities


Tennis Draw

Every day at 1:00 pm at the Tennis Pavilion

Petanque Players


Daily at the Courts 9:30 am & 2:00 pm

Pickleball PaddlePickleball

Every day at 9:00 am on the Pickleball Courts

Mah JonggMah Jongg

Daily at the East Pool at 3:00 pm

Golf BagDaily Golf Game

Every day at 3:00 pm on our nine hole course

ANRL LogoAmerican Nudist Research Library

Open 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Mon-Sat

A Note from Peter
General Manager

This month, we introduce an exciting new position on the Cypress Cove Staff to a seasoned employee: Steve Vickers. Steve is a familiar face to many at Cypress Cove, being a third-generation nudist and having lived at the resort on and off since he was five years old. At the age of 23, Vickers garnered national renown for representing the American Association of Nude Recreation (AANR) as their Public Relations spokesperson specialized in Crisis Media. He served at a crucial point in time when the nudist community was under attack from lawmakers unfamiliar with the culture.

During his time with the Association, Steve co-founded the young nudist organization Vita Nuda, making way for other young adults to “Join the Nude Revolution.” This became a national phenomenon, inspiring travel clubs and meetups from coast-to-coast in the United States. Vita Nuda eventually grew branches in other countries, like Australia and Denmark, and some of its members went on to found new young nudist groups that flourished in turn. Steve combined his love of naturism with his love of travel, serving as volunteer staff for Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, the premier nude cruise charter in the world.

For the past seven years, he has worked in the Activity Department’s strong creative team, led by Regis Pearch. Steve specialized in the graphic design of many of the colorful posters and t-shirts that have been released by Activities in the years since.

Steve now has the opportunity to combine the varied experience of his past to serve his old home in a new way. He will be aiming to use modern media to serve loyal Cypress Cove members and welcome new generations of guests. We are pleased to introduce Steve Vickers to you as Cypress Cove’s first ever Social Media & Marketing Coordinator.

A Note from Jeffrey
Marketing Director

Hello Cypress Cove! Visit Florida's Tourism Day is finally over and I’m sitting in a Tallahassee hotel room typing up my notes so as not to forget all the excellent opportunities that we have encountered.

As promised, Carolyn Hawkins, Steve Vickers and I, along with several board members of AANR-FL, were tapped to attend Visit Florida's convention. We were prepared for battle; a mission to inform our political representatives that nudist and naturist tourism provides a $4.3 billion direct impact on Florida’s economy. Clearly presented, our message was simple: both nudist and textile friendly destinations would be hurt by plans to divest monies from tourism, advertising, and promotion in the state's budget. We felt worthy of the task.

Ramon Maury, the lobbyist for AANR, was gracious enough to allow us to have separate meetings with our Senators and representatives. This gave us an opportunity to discuss how Cypress Cove became the ultimate family nudist destination.

We met with Senator Victor Torres Jr., District 15, and Representative Mike La Rosa, District 42 both from Osceola County, as well as many others who are “the decision makers” for Visit Florida's funding.

Informing them that Cypress Cove intends to market as a "destination resort" to a special niche market was received with enthusiasm. We expounded upon the fact that Ted Hadley decided to hire a hospitality professional, Peter Sewall, to helm the expansion of Cypress Cove allowing it to be an even more competitive resort within the marketplace. We had their full attention.

In the end, we were pleased to learn that Gov. Rick Scott prefers not to eliminate any resources that could subsequently hurt job growth within the hospitality and tourism industry. Our mission was a success.

So, to wrap this up in a political red-tape bow, we are excited that we had the opportunity to work alongside fellow industry professionals for this very important cause, and we’re even more thrilled to have left our state’s capitol (and our peers) better educated about the naturist community and Cypress Cove Nudist Resort.

Around the Cove this Week

Last weekend was the annual Fishing tournament & our St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The fishing tournament was one of the largest yet. It was a great event. Bart & Jan, better known as A Taste Of Love, absolutely filled the Lakeside Restaurant for the Saturday night St. Patrick's Day Dance. It looked like New Year's, it was so busy!

The 9th Annual Fishing Tournament had lots of people fishing from the shore, private boats & Cove pedal boats

Henry making the final call for everyone to bring their catch to be measured, while the other volunteers start serving lunch to the hungry fishermen

The flaming torches make the deck at Lakeside beautiful and almost magical at night

A beautiful view of Lakeside Restaurant from the beach at night

A Taste of Love made the St. Patrick's Dance very special

Bart & Jan always have a surprise or three up their sleeves. Sorry the picture is blurry, but they surprised me too!

A trio of naughty Leprechauns surround the beautiful Jan, while Bart stand helpless by

A large group of Cove Members had a Dinner in White on the shore of beautiful Brown Lake on Sunday

The "All in White" theme added to the charm and beauty of this event

There is something very classy about the sunny lawn being totally covered in white​
(photos courtesy of Dan Erwin)

Ask Me About 

Have you got your "Ask Me About Cypress Cove" t-shirt yet?

They are priced at just $5 each, so we are not making any money on the shirts. We are just hoping to spark some word of mouth marketing. Wear it to town, to the grocery store; just wear it while you are out and about.

So if you are a proud Cypress Cove member and want to help spread the word, please pick up your new t-shirt today! - Thank you

One of our residents in Cuba!

By the way, I just want to thank everyone for doing this. It has been so much fun getting new pictures from exotic locations all over the US and the world! We have the absolute best, most loyal members I can imagine. I am so grateful.

Where have you worn your "Ask Me About Cypress Cove" T-shirt?
Send us a pic!

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Special Offers

Most special offers may not be combined. Cypress Cove is a family nudist resort catering to couples and families. Single males must have nudist experience or membership to visit according to our singles policy. Call us at 407-933-5870 for details and information.

First Time Visitor CouponFirst Time Visitor Coupon
First time visitors to Cypress Cove are invited to a complimentary tour and half price day visit, or stay 2 nights in the Villas and get the 3rd night FREE. Guest must present this coupon at the time of visit.

Young Nudist Discount
Youth RateIf you're a nudist between the ages of 18 and 35, just show your ID at the gate to receive admission for the day for just $5 per person, or Full Member Rates for Lakefront Tent Camping! That's starting at just $24 per night and includes all day fees for up to 2 people. Also, for young families, remember children always get in free. Please help us spread the word!

Dine & Dip
Looking for a nice place to have dinner? Have you tried the Lakeside Restaurant recently? Now you can come to the Cove after 5 pm and the full cost of your gate fees (which are 1/2 price after 5 pm) will be applied to dinner at the Lakeside Restaurant or Cheeks Bar & Grill. After dinner, head over to the pool area for a dip in the pool or a delightful hot tub. You can't do that at Outback!

Lakeside Restaurant food available Mon, Thu-Sat until 9 pm. Cheeks food available Sun-Thu until 9 pm, Fri-Sat until 10 pm. Offer available after 5 pm, same night only. Credit may be applied towards food only, not alcohol.

7th Night FREE 
For weekly visitors, every 7th night is FREE! Hotel & RV Park!

3rd Week FREE
Want to stay a little longer this season? Rent a Villa Room or Apartment for two weeks and get the 3rd week FREE!

Offer available during the low season only (May-Jan) and good for one free week only. Guests staying longer should inquire about monthly rates.

1/2 Price Admission Daily after 5 pm
All visitors to Cypress Cove receive 1/2 price Daily Membership fees after 5 pm. "After 5" members are admitted free after 5 pm. Perfect for dinner and a hot tub!

Two Week Day Pass
We have a lot of visitors who stay in the area but not actually at Cypress Cove. For those visitors, we have created a new Special Offer, come as often as you like for up to two weeks for just $50 per person. This can be a huge savings if you visit often.

Offer applies to day visits only, provides no discount on overnight stays; two weeks may not be split, must be consecutive.

Free Wireless Internet 
Cypress Cove now offers free wireless internet throughout the hotel, campground and pool area. Signal quality may vary by location.

Celebrate Your Birthday or Anniversary at Cypress Cove
Let us know it's your Birthday or Anniversary when you book a Villa Apartment or Hotel Room at Cypress Cove and receive a small gift in your room when you arrive.

Group Discount
Book 5 or more rooms with a 2 night minimum and receive 15% off lodging rates for each room. Or, organize a group and take a 15% commission. The choice is yours.

Offer based upon availability. Not available during holidays and special event weekends.

Monthly Rates for Villas
Some guests have the opportunity to stay with us in the Villas for an extended vacation. For those guests, we offer special Monthly Rates. In addition, a full membership pays for itself after the first month of stay and therefore gives an even greater discount for the remainder of the stay.

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