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Already Gone in Shell Point...Large Boat Dock, Pool, Pool Table, WiFi, Porch


Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

*** NOTE --- We proudly save you’s new 9% SERVICE FEE by not offering Online Booking. We still accept credit cards and Paypal, at no cost to you. We have been managing vacation rentals since 2001, and our cancellation policy guarantees that you will receive a full refund for any cancellation. ***

Because quotes are only accurate for our 3-night weekend rentals or 7-night rentals, our rates are stated below. These quotes do not include any pet fees or the refundable $100 security/damage deposit, which will be returned after cleanup.

IN-SEASON…Mar 16-Sept 10

...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $335 + tax + cleaning = $456.85 total expense

…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $500 + tax + cleaning = $640.00 total expense

...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$625 + tax + cleaning = $778.75 total expense

...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$350 + tax + cleaning = $473.50 total expense

...5 ni …$745 + tax + cleaning = $911.95 total expense

...6 ni …$820 + tax + cleaning = $995.20 total expense

...7 ni …$875 + tax + cleaning = $1056.25 total expense

OFF SEASON…Sept 11-Mar 15

...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $255 + tax + cleaning = $368.05 total expense

…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $385 + tax + cleaning = $512.35 total expense

...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$465 + tax + cleaning = $601.15 total expense

...3 ni mid-wk special …$285 + tax + cleaning = $401.35 total expense

...5 ni …$535 + tax + cleaning = $678.85 total expense

...6 ni …$620 + tax + cleaning = $773.20 total expense

...7 ni …$695 + tax + cleaning = $856.45 total expense

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 roomy 1624 sq. ft. modular home 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 a large boat dock (with ample room for two boats) on a deep-water canal, which is convenient to a nearby boat launch. Our living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, dining 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' Flatscreen TV, VCR, DVD, 100 Disc CD), comfortable den furniture and pool table. You can shoot pool and watch TV, while enjoying a beautiful view of the canal from 2 sliding glass doors that lead to the large screened-in porch. Our accommodations will sleep 10 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, queen size bed, 2 twin size beds, 2 queen sleeper sofas in the den and a twin rollaway. Perfect for a family or a few guys who just want to fish.

Fishing: 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. We have year round fishing, with different species here at different times. Trout and redfish are the most sought after fish and can be caught all year long. Tarpon are here from June till August, and cobia will show up in the early spring as the water warms and will stay until fall. Other fish that may be caught on the flats are Spanish Mackerel, blue fish, sheepshead, flounder, ladyfish and a numerous variety of sharks to 250 pounds. Many prefer to head out for deeper waters to catch grouper and snapper.

Golf: For the golfer, Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone 850-926-4653

Tennis: For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street from the golf course at Wakulla High School on Hwy. 98 in Medart. Paradise Village also has a tennis court.

Biking: Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail stretches about 20.5 miles from Tallahassee south to St. Marks. Longleaf pine and forests of oak, wax myrtle and yaupon holly nicely shade the route. The trail is wide and smooth, with occasional restrooms and benches along the rural stretches.

Hiking: There are many nature trails to choose from, along with some paved trails. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and all of the state parks have hiking trails. Be sure to take bug spray, unless you are hiking in the wintertime. Nearby state parks include Wakulla Springs, Bald Point, San Marcos de Apalache, and Ochlockonee River.

Birding & Wildlife: If you have come looking for the call of the wild, then you come to the right place. With vast acres of undeveloped lands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, our natural areas support an unbelievable abundance of wildlife with verified counts of over 300 species of migratory and nesting birds; 52 species of mammals such as the West Indian manatee and Florida black bear; 40 species of amphibians, and 65 species of reptiles.

Windsurfing: Shell Point is also great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year.

Restaurants: 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. Mad Anthony’s Waterfront Grille located on Dickerson Bay at the Rock Landing Marina in Panacea, FL offers some unique seafood dishes, craft beers, with tiki bar dining by the bay. Riverside Café in St. Marks and Ouzts Too in Newport have great food and often have weekend live entertainment. There are many other wonderful restaurants in our area. 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.

Wakulla Springs (10 miles away): 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. Kids love it and you will, too. The water stays the same temperature all year round. It's very refreshing in the heat of the summertime.

Lighthouses & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (15 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. There are 3 other lighthouses along our Forgotten Coast --- Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, St. George Island Lighthouse on St. George Island and Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe.

Beaches: 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 from Already Gone. 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. Other nearby beaches include Mashes Sands Beach (which has a fishing pier), Alligator Point Beach (25 miles) and Carrabelle Beach (40 miles).

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, check out Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away.

Tallahassee Museum: 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.

Maclay Gardens: Maclay Gardens is located on Thomasville Road in Tallahassee (40 miles away). A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.

Tallahassee & Shopping: Only 30 minutes from Shell Point, 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). Other, more unique shopping can be found at Apalachicola, which is about an hour drive.

*** Sorry, we do not rent to anyone under that age of 25 ***

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchases two canal front vacation homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes of future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Already Gone" was a wonderful place to take the grandchildren. They loved every minute of it. Convenient to the beach and fishing. We will return. (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)
May 2016
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8 Reviews

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Our Winter Retreat Rental

  • 5 of 5

January through March 2016 was our second stay at "Already Gone" in Shell Point, Florida. As in 2015, Sylvia and I were not disappointed. Well stocked with necessities, it was clean, comfortable, and convenient to the outdoor activities (biking, walking, bird watching, and kayaking) we love. For us, it's the ideal spot to avoid the Northeast winter - it's warmer, it's quieter, and it's much less crowded than many snowbird destinations in Florida.

We enjoyed excellent meals during our three months in the Big Bend. Most of them we prepared (many with seafood from Mineral Springs in Panacea). Others, we took at the restaurants we found and frequented in 2015.

Deb's customer service ethic was tried during our visit. And, as in 2015, she passed with flying colors. She quickly arranged for repair of the furnace and a balky washing machine. Hence, we suffered no inconvenience from either problem. Personable, as always, we continue to give Deb our highest recommendation.

And so, we remain well satisfied with "Already Gone" - so much so that we're looking forward to the similar stay we've reserved for 2017!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We're "Gone!"

  • 5 of 5

Sylvia and I are "gone" over "Already Gone." Having stayed January through March 2015, we found it an excellent spot to escape the Northeast winter. Clean, with comfortable beds, and well-stocked with necessities, we felt as though we were at home - minus the cold, ice, and snow. It suited us perfectly. There were no crowds (unlike other locations in Florida during the winter), just peace and quiet - the way we like it. The screened porch and canal view afforded us many relaxing hours, as we read and/or watched the parade of wildlife.

We love to bicycle, and had ample opportunity to do so at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and at two bicycle paths located not too far away: the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historical Railroad State Trail and the Ochlockonee Bay Trail from Mashes Sands Recreation Area beach to Sopchoppy. (We rode 725 miles during our stay.) In addition, we enjoyed walking and watching the bird life at St. Marks NWR, and paddling on the Wakulla River in kayaks rented from TNT Hideaway. To help fuel our outdoor activities, we had tasty meals at the Tropical Trader in Panacea, the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs Lodge, and at Kool Beanz and Gaines Street Pies in Tallahassee.

We were delighted in our dealings with Deb - and highly recommend her! She's very personable. Pleasant and efficient, she quickly arranged for prompt correction of two minor problems we experienced with the house.

In short, we were so taken with "Already Gone" that we've reserved a similar stay for 2016!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Already Gone" into relaxation mode!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained. There was no detail that was not thought of. Very well stocked and has everything you'd need. A perfect vacation spot. The view from the screened porch is beautiful. And the Master bedroom is very comfortable. The bed felt like a cloud, just perfect. I wasn't there for a vacation, but would definitely love to go back. "Already Gone" is the perfect name for the house. When you walk in side, you feel as if you've entered the "Relaxation Zone." Loved the house, loved the view, and felt right at home. Thank you again Deb for the wonderful experience at Already Gone.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Athens Ga

Great Shell Point Rental

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at " Already Gone Fishing " in early October for the purpose of fishing, and celebration of my retirement and my son's college graduation. I loved the location and the convenience of a dock for my boat ! I was able to leave the dock and be fishing in ten minutes. The unit was better stocked with household supplies than any place I have ever stayed. I'm not a big pool / billiard player, but we had a great time playing between fishing trips . The beds were very comfortable and the house was clean. The screened back porch was nice and kept the bugs at bay. There is a nice lawn between the house and the canal that we used for playing corn bag toss . I will definitely be back !! Also.... did I mention we caught a lot of fish !

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winder GA

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome and it was everything we had hoped for! Clean and well stocked is understatement. Everything was perfect from the screened in porch to the pillow top matress on the mastee bed. We caught tons of fish so having your own dock with a fish cleaning station was a plus. We have been coming to this area for 4 years and this was our first stay here. Best trip ever. It sure didn't hurt that Deborah the owner was on the ball with timely and helpful information. She even called me the day after we left to let us know my friend had left her kindle and it would be in the mail that day. If you enjoy fishing or quiet time on the coast with wild life this is your place. We saw dolphins feeding on mullet at the end of the canal and bald eagles on the side of the road. Perfect vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Jerry and I love sharing our "Home away from Home" with others and strive to keep everything clean, comfortable and convenient. I wish that more folks like you would come and enjoy our peaceful paradise. I look forward to your next visit.
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Lake Wales Florida

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to comment on what a nice rental home you have. We had everything we needed and the kids had a great time. The neighbors were all nice and so were the other people in the area. St Marks is incredible, TNT caonoeing was lots of fun and has beautiful scenery. Bald point state park and St Georges Island both worth the drive. Sand Marsh park is nice if you like empty beaches!

We will definately be back!

The Johnsons - Lake Wales Florida

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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From the Owner

We love having the dock just out the back door. You can be out on the bay in minutes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tallahassee Regional Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mad Anthony's Waterfront Grille at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Wildwood Golf & Country Club at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : US Hwy 98 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Spring Creek Restaurant at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Shell Point Beach at 0.25 Miles

-Flats/bay fishing

-Off shore fishing


-Wind surfing




-Jet skiing

-Seasonal scalloping


-Beaches (Shell Point Beach, only 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 in Carrabelle)

-Shooting pool ('Already Gone')

-Golf Cart cruising (bring your own)

Nearby Attractions:

-Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles)

-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles)

-Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles - closed fall 2013 - call before you go)

-St. James Bay Golf, Carrabelle, FL (25 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.)


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 11 2016 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
In Season
Mar 16 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 11.0%

*** NOTE --- We proudly save you’s new 9% SERVICE FEE by not offering Online Booking. We still accept credit cards and Paypal, at no cost to you. We have been managing vacation rentals since 2001, and our cancellation policy guarantees that you will receive a full refund for any cancellation. ***

Because quotes are only accurate for our 3-night weekend rentals or 7-night rentals, our rates are stated below. These quotes do not include any *pet fees or the refundable $100 security/damage deposit, which will be returned after cleanup.

IN-SEASON…Mar 16-Sept 10
...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $335 + tax + cleaning = $456.85 total expense
…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $500 + tax + cleaning = $640.00 total expense
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$625 + tax + cleaning = $778.75 total expense
...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$350 + tax + cleaning = $473.50 total expense
...5 ni …$745 + tax + cleaning = $911.95 total expense
...6 ni …$820 + tax + cleaning = $995.20 total expense
...7 ni …$875 + tax + cleaning = $1056.25 total expense

OFF SEASON…Sept 11-Mar 15
...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $255 + tax + cleaning = $368.05 total expense
…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $385 + tax + cleaning = $512.35 total expense
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$465 + tax + cleaning = $601.15 total expense
...3 ni mid-wk special …$285 + tax + cleaning = $401.35 total expense
...5 ni …$535 + tax + cleaning = $678.85 total expense
...6 ni …$620 + tax + cleaning = $773.20 total expense
...7 ni …$695 + tax + cleaning = $856.45 total expense
Monthly Nov. through Feb. ... $1255 + tax + cleaning = $1447.75 total expense per month (additional cleaning fee may be required for stays of more than one month)

*Small pets are allowed with prior approval only. *Pet fees are $10 a day for 1 pet / $15 a day for 2 pets, or $50 a week for 1 pet / $75 a week for 2 pets. An additional $50 per pet may be added to your refundable $100 security/damage deposit.

A refundable $100 security/damage deposit is due upon receipt of your Rental Agreement. The rental fee and cleaning fee are due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Small pets are allowed only with prior approval. Pet fees apply...1 pet $10 per day, 2 pets $15 per day or 1 pet $50.00 per week, 2 pets $75 per week. Additional deposit may be required for pets.

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Property Type

  • mobile home


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1624 sq. ft.


  • Master - toilet, shower, walk in shower - double sinks
  • Hall bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks. Shared by queen bedroom & twin bedroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king, King bedroom with 27 in. TV and DVD.
  • Queen - 1 queen, Queen bedroom with 13 in. TV
  • Twins - 2 twin/ single, 2 twins, 25 in. TV, DVD, Wii U, twin rollaway queen closet
  • 2 queen sleeper sofas in den.


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • -3 Bedrooms -1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 queen sleeper sofas, rollaway twin ... sleeps 10 -2 baths -Full Kitchen...refrigerator, dishes, cookware, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, hand mixer, blender, fish grilling basket -Washer and dryer -Linens -Towels -Beach towels -Air conditioning -Ceiling fans in den, all 3 bedrooms and screened-in porch -Wireless high-speed internet access -Portable folding computer desk -Cable TV 4 - one is large -VCR (with a variety of videos) -DVD's (4) -Wii U with games & Game Cube with games -Stereo, with 100 disc CD (75 assorted CD's) and wireless speakers -MP3/iPod connection -Phones (unlimited long distance) -Answering machine -Screened porch, with beautiful canal view -BBQ (2 - one gas and one charcoal) -Covered parking -Pool Table -Boat Dock -Fish cleaning table -Community Pool -Community Tennis Court -Community Basketball Court -Extra Fishing Rods -Crab and Pinfish traps -Nearby Boat Ramp -Nearby Boat Rentals -Nearby Seafood Restaurants -Walking distance to Beach -NO Smoking (only allowed in outside areas)

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