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Shorts & Shades...Bay Front, Pool, WiFi, Beach & Pier Nearby

Shorts & Shades...Bay Front, Pool, WiFi, Beach & Pier Nearby


Property Details

Updated: Dec 17, 2014
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

Put on your "shorts and shades" and join us for a relaxing escape from your every day routine. Our comfortable 1 bedroom/1 bath condo is located on the 2nd floor (Unit F13) of George's Lighthouse Pointe on Ochlockonee Bay, 40 miles south of Tallahassee on Hwy. 98. Right outside our front door is a balcony where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the bay. To the back of us, there is a wonderful view of the marina. Just a few steps away is Angelo's Restaurant, regularly voted as one of the "Top 100 Restaurants in Florida". Newly remodeled (courtesy of Hurricane Dennis), Angelo's boasts mouth watering seafood (and other dishes), with indoor seating and casual outdoor seating right over the water!

We offer 874 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, den, kitchen and balcony overlooking the bay. The family area is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 34 in. TV, DVD, and offers a great view of the bay. This area is is separated from the kitchen by a bar. Our bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a twin bed and a small hideaway cot (suitable for a child under age 10). These accommodations will sleep 3 to 4 people comfortably. Perfect for a couple or small family.

The fishing is as good as it gets in this area. You can fish in the bay, head out for deep-sea fishing, or go down the river for fresh water fishing. We have it all!!! If you bring your boat, please make arrangements to store your boat and trailer at Angelos Patrandis' storage lot (look under "amenities" for info). Boats and boat trailers are not allowed in the parking area or other common areas. If you don't have a boat, you can book a fishing charter with your choice of licensed captains, who are ready to take you out for an experience that you won't soon forget!

Another local attraction are the beaches. The closest beach is Mashes Sands in Panacea (less than 1 mi.). It offers a beautiful, small beach. The beach is located on the bay and is pretty shallow for a good ways out, offering safety for small children and a great opportunity for shelling. Next are the gorgeous beaches at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park (about 7 mi.), where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Within a few minutes drive are two of the nation's TOP TEN RATED BEACHES, St. George Island State Park, near Apalachicola, and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, near Port St. Joe. Both parks contain miles of undeveloped beaches, emerald waters and white sugar sand.

Other nearby attractions include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an unspoiled barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles, indigo snakes, gopher tortoises and red wolves. It is accessible only by boat. A favorite is Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the world's deepest freshwater springs, with swimming, nature boat rides and glass bottom boats. Wakulla Springs is known as the filming location for several Tarzan movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Airport '77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of wading birds, water fowl, fish, turtles, and snakes, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. Kids love diving from the diving platform into the refreshing spring waters, which remain a constant 68-70 degrees year round. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Smarter Travel recently voted the refuge as one of the top 10 wildlife refuges in America. At this swampy wildlife refuge, alligators can reach lengths of 14 feet. It's unusual not to spot them here in the marshes along the road to the 1832 St. Marks Lighthouse on Apalachee Bay. Photographers say the lighthouse is the best place to snap shots of hordes of monarch butterflies during the butterflies' annual migration in October. Whooping cranes and more than 300 other bird species stop over at St. Marks, and 98 species nest on-site. In May, watch for large groups of West Indian manatees in the waters near the lighthouse. Baby alligators emerge from nests in August. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles.

So the guys want to go fishing and you ladies don't ... NO PROBLEM! While they are catching speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, redfish (the list goes on), you can visit historic Apalachicola. Once a bustling sea port, this quaint village of about 5,000 still boasts a large shrimp fleet, a downtown shopping area with antiques, boutiques and local art, and beautiful restored houses from a bygone era. Once the third largest cotton port along the Gulf Coast, the Apalachicola/East Point area still harvests and processes 90% of the oysters consumed in Florida.

Locally caught seafood is prepared in the many fine restaurants located in Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola. If you prefer to cook it yourself, fresh shrimp, oysters, and the catch of the day are available in the seafood houses dotted along the coast from Panacea to Port St. Joe.

Driving Directions: Take US 319 south from Tallahassee. At the intersection with US 98 take a right. Follow US 98 until you come to the Ochlockonee Bay Bridge. Turn left just before the bridge. George's Lighthouse Pointe is on the right, beside Angelo's Seafood Restaurant. We are Unit F13

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

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My husband, daughter & myself spent a week at Shorts & Shades, it was awesome! The condo was clean & stocked with towels, dishes, extra blankets & even a beach towel & fishing net! We had such a wonderful experience thanks to Deb's help! 5 stars! Hallie from Dublin, VA (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)
Jul 2014
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3 Reviews

Shorts & Shades...Bay Front, Pool, WiFi, Beach & Pier Nearby
+1 -(770) 830-7115 home
Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Nashville, TN

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay. It has a beautiful view and very comfortable. It is not in a high tourist location, which is what we wanted. But it is within an easy drive to more touristy areas.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy hearing that someone enjoys our area as much as we do. It is full of beautiful nature in natural settings.
Shorts & Shades...Bay Front, Pool, WiFi, Beach & Pier Nearby
+1 -(770) 830-7115 home
Alligator Point Florida Panhandle

Nice, Quiet, and Clean!!

  • 5 of 5
Truly just as described! Great base point to explore the Florida coast. Grateful for the last minute find and owner's graciousness, as we were traveling from the Big Bend area and in need of a place for two nights before heading back to South Georgia. Everyone was very friendly. Definitely recommend Angelo's! We will hopefully visit again with a fishing trip on the agenda!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed the area, including Angelo's (which I highly recommend). Look forward to your next visit.
Shorts & Shades...Bay Front, Pool, WiFi, Beach & Pier Nearby
+1 -(770) 830-7115 home
Alligator Point Florida Panhandle

Nice place to stay!

  • 4 of 5
This was a great place to stay. Sunsets & Sunrises are wonderful here. It was quiet and clean. Nice base point to explore the forgotten coast. Try Poseys food in panacea its great. Angelo's is right next to the rental and it offers good seafood as well. Hammonockers in crawfordville was great too!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is truly a place to have the real Florida experience at its best with wildlife viewing, beautiful original forests, unspoiled beaches, great fishing, and wonderful food and weather.


Activity and Interests

-Bay fishing

-Off shore fishing

-Fresh water fishing

-Surf Fishing



-Wind surfing



-Jet skiing


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $75 - $125

    Weekly Rate: $450 - $550

    Monthly Rate: $1500 - $1500

  • In-Season March 16—September 9
    2 night weekend (F,S or S,S).............$250.00 (3 night minimum for holidays)
    3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)........$360.00
    4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S).$400.00
    3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$300.00
    5 nights..............................................$450.00
    6 nights..............................................$500.00
    7 nights..............................................$550.00
    ** No monthly or long term rentals in In Season ***

    Off-Season September 10—March 15
    2 night weekend (F,S or S,S).................$200.00 (3 night minimum for holidays)
    3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)............$300.00
    4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)......$360.00
    3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)..........$225.00
    5 nights..............................................$400.00
    6 nights..............................................$425.00
    7 nights..............................................$450.00
    Off-Season monthly...........................$1,500.00 (With routine cleaning required after each month at $70 per cleaning)

    Mid-week specials do not apply to holidays. Most holidays require a 3 night minimum.
    A $50.00 cleanup fee and a $100.00 refundable security deposit are required with each stay. Additional cleaning fees may be required for stays of more than one week. Rates are subject to Florida sales tax.
    **The deposit is required to secure the rental. The rental fee and cleaning fee are due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
    ***We accept personal checks, money orders, Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express.


Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • -1 Bedroom ... 1 king, 1 twin, 1 cot (suitable for child under age 10) -1 Bath (tub/shower combo) -Full Kitchen ... Dishes, Cookware, Utencils -Dishwasher -Microwave -Toaster Oven -Coffeemaker -Blender -Hand Mixer -Linens -Towels -Air conditioning (wall units) -Wireless Internet -34" TV in Den, 20” in Bedroom -Cable with HBO -DVD -VCR -Phone -Iron -Ironing Board -Beach chairs (2 folding chairs on balcony) -Beach towels -NO Smoking (outside areas only) -NO Pets -NO boats or trailers in the parking lot -Boat, trailer and RV storage ($10/week or $30/month) ... Angelos Petrandis’ storage lot (near BP Gas Station on Hwy. 98) Call: Coastal Shores Realty to reserve
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