Vacation Rental Description:
Our custom built spacious home over looks a beautiful deep
water canal and is located in the Paradise Village Community at
Shell Point, Florida. It is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee, Fl.
The house sits on an angle on the property to allow for an excellent
view of the boats coming and going. Most of the boat traffic is
fishermen and some are joy riders just looking. There is always a
friendly wave. The view of the canal can be enjoyed from the Florida
room with the comforts of indoor air conditioning, the screened in
back patio or from the swing hanging from the big oak tree in the
back yard. Channel markers start at the end of the canal and guide
boats safely into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico just around the bend.
The Community is gated and a code will be provided. Within
walking distance of the house is the private community pool which overlooks
another canal, tennis courts, and the public
beach. A new extra large private dock is right outside the backdoor of the
house as well as a stainless steel fish cleaning station with running
water. A private bench sits on the dock. The boat ramp is located nearby. If you are an avid fishmen you will need ice...this home rents with a very large
capacity ice machine. You will not be buying ice...just bring plenty
of ice chests. The carport is shaded and we would be happy to share
the abundants of fruit that we harvest each year from our Ruby Red
grapefruit, limes, figs, & pomegranate trees.
Our personal vacation home offers 2000 sq. ft. of open living
space, featuring hardwood floors in living area,3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
large family room, huge florida room with windows covering the
entire room overlooking the canal, 3 dining areas (4 including the
table on the patio), spaceous kitchen with island, washer and dryer
nook, large 32' TV in family room and 20' TV in the master bedroom.
Cable TV and wireless Internet service throughout. Master bedroom has two queen beds, Palm room has two double beds, Front Blue room has bunk beds. Two of the couches are pull out beds. Linens are provided for all.
**Due to family allergies: THIS IS A NO SMOKING/NO PET HOME! Sorry
for any inconvience that this may cause.
Activities and Area Attractions:
*Great local seafood resturants...directions provided.
*Local canoe rental and organized river trips on the Wakulla and St.
Marks Rivers...details can be provided.
*Pool and tennis court in the community.
*Safe and level ground for morning and afternoon walks or runs. The
streets in the community are safe and well lit with street lights.
*Great off shore or flats fishing. Shell Point seems to be the
nursery for the Gulf of Mexico. Often you can see the Dolphins come
into the canal to feed. Manatees also live in this area. Scalloping
by the St. Marks lighthouse during scallop season.
*Wakulla Springs State Park - crystal clear cold water. It is one of
the laregest fresh water springs in the world. Tarzan, The Creature
from the Black Lagoon, & Airport '77 were all filmed at Wakulla.
Glass bottom boats can be rented. There is a nice picnic area and a
museum to tour. Swimming is allowed and there is a diving platform
for jumping. Unfortunately, scuba is not allowed but bring your mask
There is a fee for going into the swimming area and the boat rides
only. The museum area has food court.
*Tallahassee Bike Trail - Bring your bicycles. There is a 16 mile
bike trail from Tallahassee to St. Marks, Fl. In St. Marks you can
rest up at one of the local restruants. The trail is paved and runs
adjacent to the highway for part of the journey and then ventures
back into the woods for a great experience with nature.
*McClay Gardens (Tallahassee)- Offers a nice picnic area and roped off fresh
water swimming area. Daily tours offered of beautiful tropical and
*Leon Geological Sinks - a nice hike in the woods. A map is
available to quide you along what could be a 3.1 mile hike. The path
is color coded and well marked. You will see several sink holes that
have developed over time. Local groups have donated their time to
build platforms for veiwing. Early morning and late afternoon are
the best times for animals watching. The cost of this adventure is
only $3.00 per vehicle.
*Panacea Aguarium - This is a 'hands on' aguarium with on site
crates for the little ones to stand on. It is small but well worth
the trip. Adults adm. price is $6.00
*Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science - This is an
interesting journey into Florida's wildlife.
*Wildwood Country Club - This is a beautiful public golf course.
*Private fishing charters are availabe by area USCG licensed
captains. Capt. Jody Campbell is a resident within the Village. The
area is well know for speckled trout, spanish mackerel, redfish,
black bass, grouper, flounder, cobia, tarpon and blue crabs.
*Windsurving is an advid pass time and Shell Point is host to
several Regattas each year.
*Tallahasse,Fl is only 30 miles north and offers all of the
amenities of an big city. Large malls, restaurants, museums, parks,
specialty shop, sports and an airport.