House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10
About Deborah Word
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 purchased two canal front vacation rental homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes for future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us. Several years later, I started handling vacation rental reservations for a few other property owners in the surrounding area. I currently manage rentals in Shell Point, Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and Alligator Point. Bayside Retreat is one of the homes that I manage and I highly recommend it.
What makes this House unique
Bayside Retreat is a large house that sits directly on Ochlockonee Bay. It has views from every room and large porches on both levels, along with a large boat dock.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Loved our stay!
Wonderful home for a relaxing birthday weekend. My husband and our 3 daughters enjoyed every minute!! And super easy to bring our boat along and keep it right at the house. Can’t wait to go back again!
Stay on the Bay
The house is great and just as described. You cant beat the view off of the back porches that overlook the bay. I highly recommend Bayside Retreat
Beautiful view! Comfortable bed. So easy to put our kayak in the water from the back yard. Plenty of room. Near good hiking. There are lots of stairs in the house- we didn’t try the elevator. And it’s a drive to a decent grocery store so plan ahead. Our favorite restaurant was Hamocknockers Bar B Que some of the best bar b que we’ve ever had. We would definitely return.
Beautiful and Restful
We enjoyed our stay at Bayside Retreat. It was quiet and peaceful with lots of space and a great dock. . We especially liked the porches which were nicely furnished. It was too cool for water sports but it seemed to be well stocked with play equipment. We thought the beds were comfortable but both king sized beds are VERY high. We could have used an extra blanket or two. Ironically the living room furniture was very low. The lighting is great. The elevator very quiet. We appreciated the very nice hardwood floors thru out that were very easy to keep. up.
The property was soooo nice - five star! There were absolutely no issues with the property!
We enjoyed our visit to the max! We are a group of 9 "mature" ladies who have been friends since elementary school. The weather was beautiful, but even when inside, the walls on the waterside are all glass doors that afford an awesome view. Plenty of room to sleep and very comfortable beds. The elevator is a life saver. The kitchen is fully equipped and never ran out of ice even with this large crowd. We had the most gorgeous sunsets ever. There was nothing more to wish for. The property manager was very nice and accommodating. We also enjoyed the best seafood in area restaurants.
GREAT view and BEAUTIFUL home!
We were there couple days after the Christmas. Beautiful home and Beautiful view, close to restaurants and stores. We loved the screened porch!
-Off shore fishing
-Fresh water fishing
-Golfing (St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle 15 mi., Wildwood
County Club, Medart 7 mi.)
-Tennis (Several courts at Wakulla County High School, Medart 7 mi.)
-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs State Park)
-Mashes Sands Beach (3 mi.)
-Bald Point State Park (7 mi.)
-Carabelle Beach (20 mi.)
-Wakulla Springs State Park (21 mi.)
-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (26 mi.)
-St. George Island State Park (46 mi.)
-Apalachicola (43 mi.)
-St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (58 mi.)
-St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park (73 mi.)
-Airport ... Tallahasse Regional Airport, Tallahassee (40 mi.)
-Grocery Store ... Bayside IGA, US 98, Panacea (3 mi.)
-Super Wal-Mart ... Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (15 mi.)
-Bait ... Bayside Marina, Ochlockonee Bay (1 mi.), BP Gas Station, Ochlockonee Bay (2 mi.)