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Y'all enjoy our vacation rental website. Cypress Woods Place is a secluded wooded 20 acre property located off Main St. in Taylor, MS, just minutes from Oxford, MS. The property features two recently renovated vacation rental homes, with access to a private fishing/canoeing lake, wide open pastures and a beautiful cypress woods trail. The property is 1/2 mile on Main St. from the famous Taylor Grocery restaurant and renowned Grit restaurant in the Plein Air community. All homes are minutes away from Ole Miss and the scenic Oxford downtown square shopping and restaurant scene. Book at stay for a perfect getaway near all of Oxford's finest attractions while still being able to enjoy Southern style and charm with beautiful views of nature.

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Daniel and Abbe Barfield are owners of Cypress Woods Place and are residents of Oxford, MS. They like the peaceful nature of the property and the close proximity to the fabulous restaurants and entertainment in Oxford. Daniel enjoys the challenges of wooded landscape and the management of the 5 acre lake. He loves to get his "hands dirty" with the long list of outdoor improvement projects to the property. Abbe's favorite part of Cypress Woods Place is the people, she handles the marketing and day-to-day operations. The couple has four children, Cooper, Brennan, Spencer and Adrianna. They look forward to spending time fishing, hiking, canoeing and enjoying the outdoors when they stay at the property. Daniel purchased the property in 2013 as a weekend retreat, along with using the Lake House as a vacation rental home. In 2015, Daniel and Abbe renovated an existing structure on the property into the Lodge, living in the home during the renovation process. After the success of the Lake House as a vacation rental home, they decided to also market the Lodge to guests for rental. In 2017, Daniel and Abbe made it official and were married in the pasture between the Lake House and the Lodge under an arbor Daniel built, surrounded by their children and family. 

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Daniel graduated from Delta State University in 1994 and began his career. He moved to Oxford, Mississippi in 1998 and founded Barfield Wealth Management in April 2000. He continues to pursue his dream of helping individuals and families reach their financial goals through financial planning. Daniel enjoys traveling, college sports and spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid reader and constantly strives to learn new ideas and gather new experiences.

Abbe is a native of Champaign, IL and has worked in the employee benefits market for 15+ years. In 2016 she and Daniel launched Active Employee Benefits, an insurance agency focused on serving as the primary advocate, advisor and trusted consultant for companies in all aspects of their employee benefit package. Abbe enjoys sharing her time and talents with community organizations, especially those focused on youth and interests of her children. She is the past president of the Monticello soccer club, former cub scout den leader and VBS director. In the past she served as vice-president of the Monticello Junior Womans Club and is a graduate of the Champaign Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership program. Her proudest accomplishment was raising funds to become the American Diabetes Association Kiss-a-Pig winner and subsequently serving as the Gala chair. She attended the University of Illinois. 


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