House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps
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Only minutes away from world-class speckled trout fishing waters, our comfortable 3 bedroom vacation home is located on the Apalachee Bay in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee). This roomy 1624 sq. ft. modular home is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, which has a community swimming pool and tennis court, and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a large boat dock (with ample room for two boats) on a deep-water canal, which is convenient to a nearby boat launch. Our living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, dining room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen and screened-in porch. The family room is a large, open area furnished with a fully stocked entertainment center (42' Flatscreen TV, VCR, DVD, 100 Disc CD), comfortable den furniture and pool table. You can shoot pool and watch TV, while enjoying a beautiful view of the canal from 2 sliding glass doors that lead to the large screened-in porch. Our accommodations will sleep 10 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, queen size bed, 2 twin size beds, 2 queen sleeper sofas in the den and a twin rollaway. Perfect for a family or a few guys who just want to fish.
Shell Point is a small, quiet community located in Wakulla County, one of Florida's best-kept secrets and part of Florida's forgotten coast. Besides offering the best flats fishing anywhere, it's ideal for sightseeing and photography. Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, is only 10 minutes away. Wakulla Springs was the site for filming the early Tarzan movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of water fowl, fish, turtles, snakes, and deer, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. They also have a swimming area, with a diving platform. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. (Bald eagles have been spotted here and at Spring Creek - so keep your eyes peeled!) For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, you can check out the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away. Also, the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science is about 30 minutes away, and offers a look at Florida's wildlife in a natural setting.
There are other recreational interests in the immediate area. For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts in Medart at Wakulla High School. For the fisherman, the fishing is as good as it gets and there is an assortment of USCG licensed captains that will be more than willing to book a charter and take you out into the bay for a fishing experience that you will never forget. Shell Point is a great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year. For the beach enthusiast, nearby beaches include St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park and St. George's Island, which are regularly voted into the top ten beaches in the world (an hour to an hour and a half drive). Shell Point Beach is about a block from 'Already Gone'. It is a very, very small beach located on the bay, which means that the only waves that you will see will be on a very windy day. It doesn't compare to the other two beaches mentioned earlier, but it is very convenient and a great place to kick back and enjoy the abundant wildlife in and surrounding the bay, along with breathtaking sunsets. For those who enjoy great seafood, Angelo's in Panacea (20 minutes away) is one of the finest renowned seafood restaurants anywhere - located right on the water. Nearby Spring Creek Restaurant (less than 10 minutes away) also boasts delicious seafood, including soft shell crab, along with a casual down-home atmosphere. If you decide to rent with us, we will send you a list of all of the nearby restaraunts, along with our personal rating on each one.
Shell Point is located between St. Marks and Panacea, and is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee (Florida's capital). Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city - malls, restaurants, museums, parks, airport - and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).
If you are interested in fishing (trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, tarpon, cobia, flounder, grouper, black bass ... it's saltwater fishing, so the list goes on), boating, or ... if you just want to escape to a relaxing, laid back paradise; yet, be able to take a short ride into the city, this is the perfect location for you.
Sorry, but we do not accept renters under the age of 25.
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About the Owner
My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchases two canal front vacation homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes of future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Just thought I would send you a note to let you know we really enjoyed staying at your VRBO property. I brought my boat and it was so convenient to have it right at the house and not have to put it on the trailer each day. Also, I was able to get to the fishing spots very quickly from your location. I look forward to coming back soon. Robert from Hull, GA (Review shared from email)
5 based on 6 traveler reviews
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Great Shell Point Rental
Everything we hoped for and more!
Guestbook CommentJust wanted to comment on what a nice rental home you have. We had everything we needed and the kids had a great time. The neighbors were all nice a...
We will definately be back!
The Johnsons - Lake Wales Florida
Guestbook CommentChristmas 2005. Back to our home away from home once again, to spend time with children, grandchildren and a great grandchild! 4 generations around ...
Mary & Guy
Guestbook CommentOffshore fishing was good. Inshore was so/so. Wonderful place for a great fishing vacation.
Activity and Interests
-Off shore fishing
-Beaches (Shell Point Beach, only a block away)
-Swimming (community pool, Shell Point Beach and other nearby beaches, Wakulla Springs)
-Tennis (tennis court in complex and several courts in Medart)
-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs)
-Golfing (St. James Bay in Carrabelle)
-Shooting pool ('Already Gone')
-Golf Cart cruising (bring your own)
-Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles)
-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles)
-Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles - closed fall 2013 - call before you go)
-St. James Bay Golf, Carrabelle, FL (25 miles)
-Gulf Specimin Marine Lab, Panacea (12 miles)
-Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee (35 miles)
-Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee (35 miles)
-Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science, Tallahassee (25 miles)
-Tallahassee (shopping, restaurants, theatres and other city attractions - 30 miles)
-Carabelle Beach, Alligator Point Beach, St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park Beach, St. George's Island Beach (25 miles to 90 miles)
Grocery Store - Winn-Dixie, 2629 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (15 mi.)
Super Wal-Mart - 35 Mike Stewart Dr. (off Crawfordville Hwy.), Crawfordville (15 mi.)
Bait - Jerry's Bait & Tackle, 664 Woodville Hwy., Crawfordville (15 mi.)
Fishing Charter - Capt. Jody Campbell, 34 Connie Dr., Shell Point (.25 mi.)
Boat Rental - Shell Island Fish Camp, State Rd. 363, St. Marks (10 mi.)
Airport - Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee (30 mi.)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 16 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2015 - Mar 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 11.0%
A refundable $100 security/damage deposit is due upon receipt of your Rental Agreement. The rental fee and cleaning fee are due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Small pets are allowed only with prior approval. Pet fees apply...1 pet $10 per day, 2 pets $15 per day or 1 pet $50.00 per week, 2 pets $75 per week. Additional deposit may be required for pets.
IN-SEASON/Mar 16-Sept 10...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) $500...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) $625...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) $350...5 ni $745...6 ni $820...7 ni $875---OFF SEASON/Sept 11-Mar 15...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) $375...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) $450…3 ni mid-wk special $275...5 ni $520...6 ni $600...7 ni $675…Nov. thru Feb. $1200 monthly
- mobile home
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Ocean View
- autumn foliage
- recreation center
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- hunting small game
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 1624 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms
- Master - toilet, shower, walk in shower - double sinks
- Hall bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks. Shared by queen bedroom & twin bedroom.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Master - 1 king, King bedroom with 27 in. TV and DVD.
- Queen - 1 queen, Queen bedroom with 13 in. TV
- Twins - 2 twin/ single, 2 twins, 25 in. TV, DVD, Wii U, twin rollaway queen closet
- 2 queen sleeper sofas in den.
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- -3 Bedrooms -1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 queen sleeper sofas, rollaway twin ... sleeps 10 -2 baths -Full Kitchen...refrigerator, dishes, cookware, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hand mixer, blender, ice cream freezer, fish grilling basket -Washer and dryer -Linens -Towels -Beach towels -Air conditioning -Ceiling fans in den, all 3 bedrooms and screened-in porch -Wireless high-speed internet access -Portable folding computer desk -Cable TV 4 - one is large -VCR's (3, with a variety of videos) -DVD's (3) -Wii U with games & Game Cube with games -Stereo, with 100 disc CD (75 assorted CD's) and wireless speakers -MP3/iPod connection -Phones (unlimited long distance) -Answering machine -Screened porch, with beautiful canal view -BBQ (2 - one gas and one charcoal) -Covered parking -Pool Table -Boat Dock -Fish cleaning table -Community Pool -Community Tennis Court -Community Basketball Court -Extra Fishing Rods -Crab and Pinfish traps -Nearby Boat Ramp -Nearby Boat Rentals -Nearby Seafood Restaurants -Walking distance to Beach -NO Smoking (only allowed in outside areas)