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Pirate Point...Canal/Bay Front, Large Dock, Pool, WiFi in Shell Point

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Only minutes from the Apalachee Bay and spectacular fishing, our comfortable 4 bedroom vacation home in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee) 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 your own private boat dock, located on a point, overlooking the bay. The dock is HUGE, with ample room for 3 boats and is also convenient to a nearby boat ramp. This is the view that everyone else in Paradise Village is jealous of! If you are an early bird, you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the sunrise across the bay and over Live Oak Island. Any time of the day, you can kick back on the porch and watch the boats come and go ... or enjoy nature at its best, with blue herons, pelicans, white egrets, and dolphins. To catch sunset, you can go to Shell Point Beach and be in awe as the sky is painted with a different variation of colors each night. This is truly a relaxing paradise!

We offer approximately 1630 sq. ft. of spacious living quarters, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and a large screened-in porch that stretches across the bay side. The family room is a large open space and is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 32" TV, dining furniture and bar seating. Our accommodations will sleep 7-8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, 2 double size beds, 1 twin bed - each is in a separate bedroom, along with a sleeper sofa and rollaway twin. Perfect for any size family or a bunch of 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, and snakes, 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 and a half from Pirate Point. 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 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.

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Deborah Word (770) 830-7115

house rental amenities

-4 Bedrooms ... 1 king, 2 double, 1 twin, 1 twin rollaway ... sleeps 7-8
-2 baths
-Full Kitchen...dishes, cookware, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker
-Washer and dryer
-Air conditioning
-Cable TV
-Ceiling fans in 3 larger bedrooms and den (no ceiling fans in twin bedroom or screened-in porch)
-Large screened-in porch overlooking bay
-BBQ (propane)
-Covered parking
-Boat Dock (ample room for two boats)
-Fish cleaning table
-Community Pool
-Community Tennis Court
-Community Basketball Court
-Nearby Boat Ramp
-Nearby Boat Rentals
-Nearby Seafood Restaurants
-Walking distance to Beach
-NO Smoking (outside areas only)

activities and attractions in Shell Point Gulf Coast North

-Flats/bay fishing
-Off shore fishing
-Wind surfing
-Jet skiing
-Nature hiking
-Bird watching
-River boat tours
Nearby Attractions:
-Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles)
-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles)
-Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles - closed 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 ... March 16 - September 10
3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)......$540.00
4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)..$680.00
3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$375.00
5 nights..............................$800.00
6 nights..............................$890.00
7 nights..............................$945.00

Off Season ... September 11 - March 15
3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)......$440.00
4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)..$550.00
3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$325.00
5 nights..............................$650.00
6 nights..............................$725.00
7 nights..............................$775.00

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

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 $100 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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Top things to do in Shell Point
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Photography
  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Bird Watching
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  • Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
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  • Beaches
  • Seafood Restaurants
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Great View

Review submitted: August 2, 2014   Date of arrival: July 25, 2014

Randy just happened by to make sure everything was ok.What a view the sun coming up and everyone was comfortable.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great Visit

Review submitted: February 3, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

This is my third time to rent Pirate Point. This was our longest stay,six weeks. We plan to return in 2015. The owners are always very helpful and solve any problems immediately. If you love being on the gulf coast, this is the place to be.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, pet-friendly, sight seeing

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The View is to Die For!

Review submitted: January 26, 2014   Date of arrival: August 17, 2013

Pirate Point is so incredibly beautiful; everything you need. Spectacular view, comfortable and well appointed rental. Could not ask for more. The view is to die for. Will be back. (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)

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