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Dock of the Bay...Canal Front, Dock, Pool, Pool Table, Wifi in Shell Point

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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 1492 sq. ft. modular home is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, which has a community swimming pool and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a boat dock located on a deep-water canal, which is convenient to a nearby boat launch. The living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (master has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower), family 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" TV, VCR, DVD, 300 Disc CD), comfortable den furniture, pool table and bar area. The dining area is surrounded by sliding glass doors and windows, which offers a beautiful view of the canal, which extends to the bay. Enjoy your morning coffee, while looking out for blue herons, pelicans and white egrets that feed in the canal ... or the fish feeding and jumping ... or an occasional dolphin that wanders up from the bay. This area adjoins the screened in porch where there is another dining area and a couple of rocking chairs for kicking back . Our accommodations will sleep 8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, queen size bed, 2 twin beds, a sleeper sofa in the den and a roll-away twin. 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 half block from "Dock of the Bay". 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 restaurants, 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 venture into the city on a whim, this is the perfect location for you.

Sorry, we do not accept renters under the age of 25.

house rental amenities

-3 Bedrooms -1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, queen sleeper sofa, roll away sleeps 8
-2 baths (jacuzzi tub and separate shower in master bath ... shower/tub in guest bath)
-Full Kitchen ... dishes, cookware, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hand mixer, blender, fish grilling basket
-Washer and dryer
-Beach towels
-Handicap ramp
-Air conditioning
-Ceiling fans in den and all 3 bedrooms (no ceiling fan on screened-in porch)
-Cable TV (4 / 42 in. in den, 13 in. in bedrooms) HBO
-VCR's (4, with a variety of videos)
-Wii video game system (with games)
-Stereo, with 300 disc CD (assortment of CD's) and wireless speakers
-MP3/Ipod connection
-Wireless high-speed internet access
-Portable folding computer desk
-Phones (unlimited long distance)
-Answering machine
-Screened porch, with beautiful canal view
-BBQ (propane)
-Covered parking
-Pool Table
-Boat Dock
-Fish cleaning table
-Community Pool
-Community Tennis Court
-Community Basketball Court
-Golf Clubs (1 set)
-Extra Fishing Rods
-Crab and Pinfish traps
-Nearby Boat Ramp
-Neaby Boat Rentals
-Nearby Seafood Restaurants
-Walking distance to Beach
-NO Smoking (only allowed in outside areas)
-Small Pets allowed (with prior approval)

activities and attractions in Shell Point Gulf Coast North

-Flats/bay fishing
-Off shore fishing
-Wind surfing
-Jet skiing
-Seasonal scalloping
-Beaches (Shell Point Beach, less than 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)
-Nature hiking
-Bird watching
-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs)
-Golfing (St. James Bay, Carrabelle)
-Shooting pool ("Dock of the Bay")
Nearby Attractions:
-Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles)
-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles)
-Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles - closed in fall of 2013 - call before you go)
-St. James Bay Golf, Carrabelle (45 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.)

vacation rental rates

In Season ... Mar. 16 - Sept. 10

3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)......$500.00
4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)..$625.00
3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$350.00
5 nights..............................$745.00
6 nights..............................$820.00
7 nights..............................$875.00

Off Season ... Sept. 11 - Mar. 15

3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)......$375.00
4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)..$450.00
3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$275.00
5 nights..............................$520.00
6 nights..............................$600.00
7 nights..............................$675.00

Mid-week specials do not apply to holidays. Monthly rates available upon request. Seasonal discounts available.

A $75.00 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.

Small pets are allowed only with prior approval. Pet fees apply ... $10 per day for 1 pet, $15 per day for 2 pets or $50.00 per week for 1 pet, $75 per week for 2 pets. An additional $50 per pet will be added to the refundable $200 security/damage deposit.

We accept personal checks, money orders, Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express.

** Deposit required to secure the rental (will be returned after cleanup). The rental fee and cleanup fee are due two weeks prior to arrival.

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