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"On the Rocks"..Gulf Front, 40 yds to Beach Access,WIFI,Pets in Alligator Point

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Kick back in the house, on the screened porch or on the sun deck to enjoy our million dollar view!!!  "On the Rocks" is located directly on the gulf.  Our yard is protected from the gulf by a line of large rocks, so you cannot access the water from the yard.  If you are on the deck, you are right over the water and have a bird's eye view of the beach and gulf.  The closest "official" beach access is only approximately 40 yards away.  Talk about convenient!

We offer approximately 1500 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and family room. If you are an early bird, you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the inspiring sunrises over the gulf, or just kick back any time of the day to enjoy the roar of the ocean and the gentle gulf breeze.  It just doesn't get any better!  The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, one guest room has a double bed and the other quest room has 2 twins. We also offer 2 folding twin-size cots.  These accommodations will sleep 6 to 8 people comfortably. Perfect for an average size group or family.

Alligator Point is located 45 miles south of Tallahassee along US Hwy. 98 in Franklin County. Franklin County proudly boasts that it has no stop lights, no fast food, and no movie theaters. If you are are looking for water parks, high rise condos, and go-cart rides, you have come to the wrong place. But if you want the REAL FLORIDA, with its abundant wildlife, great fishing and unspoiled, pristine beaches, you have arrived at your dream destination.

Come enjoy the beautiful beach at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park, where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Alligator Point Beach is more narrow than the beaches at Panama City or Destin, but it goes on forever.

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 shooting 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 features the St. Marks Lighthouse, and offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. (Bald eagles are often spotted here - so keep your eyes peeled!)

So the guys want to take in some of the finest deep sea or flats fishing in Florida; NO PROBLEM, LADIES! 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.

We can't wait for you to experience our personal paradise.  Leave you worries at home and head for "On the Rocks" for some beach therapy. 

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house rental amenities

-3 Bedrooms ... 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, 2 twin fold-out cots (sleeps 6 to 8)
-2 Baths ... tub/shower combos
-Full Kitchen ... Dishes, Cookware, Utencils
-Central Air conditioning
-Wireless Internet
-Cable TV (2 - 25-inch in den and master bedroom)
-Screened Porch
-Grill (charcoal)
-Ample Parking
-Nearby Boat Ramp (small ramp at Alligator Point and better ramp by
the bridge to Panacea)
-Nearby Seafood Restaurants
-NO Smoking (outside areas only)

activities and attractions in Alligator Point Gulf Coast North

-Shell Collecting
-Surf Fishing
-Bay fishing
-Off shore fishing
-Wind surfing
-Jet skiing
-Seasonal scalloping
-Nature hiking
-Bird watching
-Golfing (St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle 15 mi.)
-Tennis (Several courts at Wakulla County High School, Medart 15 mi.)
-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs State Park)
-Bald Point State Park (3 mi.)
-Carabelle Beach (23 mi.)
-Wakulla Springs State Park (28 mi.)
-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (33 mi.)
-St. George Island State Park (48 mi.)
-Apalachicola (45 mi.)
-St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (60 mi.)
-St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park (75 mi.)
-Airport ... Tallahasse Regional Airport, Tallahassee (40 mi.)
-Grocery Store ... Bayside IGA, US 98, Panacea (11 mi.)
-Super Wal-Mart ... Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (20 mi.)
-Bait ... BP Gas Station, Ochlockonee Bay (6 mi.)

vacation rental rates

Only adults of age twenty-five (25) or older may contract for rental. Identification and proof of age will be requested.

We do not rent to groups of teenagers with or without chaperones or to college students.

Memorial Day thru Labor Day
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

September, October, March, April, rest of May, Thanksgiving & Christmas
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

November thru February (except Thanksgiving & Christmas)
3 night weekend (T,F,S or F,S,S)......$325.00
4 night weekend (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S)..$400.00
3 night mid-week special (M,T,W)......$275.00
5 nights..............................$450.00
6 nights..............................$475.00
7 nights..............................$500.00
Monthly. ............................$1250.00

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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Unbelievable Ocean-Front View

Review submitted: August 17, 2014   Date of arrival: July 20, 2014

It was heavenly to stay at On the Rocks at Alligator Point for a gals' getaway in July. Spacious, with an unbelievable ocean-front view where you can watch dolphins, seagulls, pelicans, and shooting stars. Quiet beach. A place to rest and relax. Deb and her staff were wonderful and counting the days to return! Kay from Greenville, TN (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


On the Rocks - Just a Little Rocky

Review submitted: July 21, 2014   Date of arrival: July 13, 2014

Let me say first off that with the very few problems we had, we did NOT contact anyone to fix them as we considered them very minor.The house is described well, nothing special but IS comfortable. A few things can be fixed, some not. Overall, very stayable, 8/10 as rental houses go.
THE GOOD: Very clean (cleaner than most hotels) and cheerful decor. Stocked kitchen as far as pots/pans/utensils. We enjoyed the kitchen bar design.
Great view, but go to last public beach for the sunset. Public beach is a comfortable walk from the house. Beaches are white sand, water is a bit murky but we did have storms and heavy wave action. The people in Panacea were VERY friendly.
THE BAD: We were given the wrong Internet password and did not get on until late the last night by accidentally finding the updated password by the telephone. There are four bunk beds on the back porch. Problem is, during stroms the back porch gets windblown rain. In fact, the lower beds were soaked. Some type of pull down blinds would probably help. There was a slight ant problem. The master bathroom is not for elders, it has a knee high tub that even I (6'0 male) had problems with. Owners should really put in a walk-in shower. Also, no blinds on the back windows so no privacy from anyone on back porch. Stairs are okay, but do be careful. Drive way is a bit tight. Two cars okay, but pulling a boat trailer? No way without using next door neighbors drive. Couch had an odor issue. Main bed mattress is well used (everyone rolls to the middle). Dining room chair backs come apart, needs glue. Electric plugs in 2nd queen bed room do not work.Frig has a rust spot but it works. Family room is small and cramped. Get ready to fill up ice cube trays.For me, no electrical plug outside front of house. Would have been nice. WATCH your speed. The incoming 35mph sign (only one) is hidden by a tree branch.
WRAP UP: My main goal was to fish. This is not the place for that. Rock Landing Marina in Panacea(very friendly people, thanks Dick) is the place to keep your boat, use the the public $5 ramp next to it. Do not use the ramps on Alligator Point (shallow water and poor condition) or the marina (very expensive slips). If you want a beach house that is not necessarily on the beach, try On the Rocks. Yes, I WOULD stay again if only for that, but I personally would rather find somewhere else for better fishing. Happy to provide more info.

Recommended for: families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much for your informative and thorough review. The owners and I were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, despite the minor problems that you encountered. I am sorry that you were not able to log onto the WiFi. I was not told about the new password before your stay. My rental info has now been updated to reflect the correct password and the following guests were happy to update the info in the “House Book”. On the Rocks is under new ownership and the new owners are very responsive to complaints and are open to suggestions for improvement. They are addressing all of the maintenance issues on your list. All existing furnishings were purchased with the house. After reading your recommendations, the owners are replacing the sofa, adding a window covering to the French doors in the master bedroom, checking on the condition of the mattresses in the bedrooms, and are considering doing away with the bunk beds on the screened-in porch. (Note: These bunks are NOT mentioned in our ad as a sleeping option.) For protection from the weather, the bunk mattresses are covered with plastic mattress covers, and I am sure that they cannot be used during rainy weather. Several guests have commented that they, or their children, enjoyed using the bunks (dry weather, of course), so the owners are weighing the pros and cons. With heavy winds that come from storms off the Gulf, a blind may not be an option as protection from the rain.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

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We Had a Blast! Will Be Back for Sure!

Review submitted: May 24, 2014   Date of arrival: April 6, 2014

My family and our dog stayed at On the Rocks for a week in April and had a blast. Upon arriving, the front of the house was not very impressive, but the inside was true to the pictures, clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. It was a perfect location with the beach close by, lots of rocks for the kids to go hunting around during low tide, and a wonderful beach to comb for shells within a short walk. The water was not that great for swimming (pretty murky), but even for my kids (ages 5-10), they were happy enough to splash in the waves and make sand castles. The bonus was seeing fisherman pull in a sting ray, watching the dolphins swimming off shore, saving some starfish after a stormy night, collecting tons of shells and hanging out on the screen in porch on the rainy days. We'll be back for sure! Jasmine from Farmington Hills, MI.(Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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