House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10
Vacation Rental Description:
Our custom built spacious home over looks a beautiful deep
water canal and is located in the Paradise Village Community at Shell Point, Florida. It is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee, Fl.
The house sits on an angle on the property to allow for an excellent view of the boats coming and going. Most of the boat traffic is fishermen and some are joy riders just looking. There is always a friendly wave. The view of the canal can be enjoyed from the Florida room with the comforts of indoor air conditioning, the screened in back patio or from the swing hanging from the big oak tree in the back yard. Channel markers start at the end of the canal and guide boats safely into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico just around the bend.
The Community is gated and a code will be provided. Within walking distance of the house is the private community pool which overlooks another canal, tennis courts, and the public beach. A new extra large private dock is right outside the backdoor of the house as well as a stainless steel fish cleaning station with running water. A private bench sits on the dock. The boat ramp is located nearby. If you are an avid fisherman you will need ice...this home rents with a very large capacity ice machine. You will not be buying ice...just bring plenty of ice chests. The carport is shaded and we would be happy to share the abundant of fruit that we harvest each year from our Ruby Red grapefruit, limes, figs, & pomegranate trees.
Our personal vacation home offers 2000 sq. ft. of open living space, featuring hardwood floors in living area,3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room, huge Florida room with windows covering the entire room overlooking the canal, 3 dining areas (4 including the table on the patio), spacious kitchen with island, washer and dryer nook, large 32' TV in family room and 20' TV in the master bedroom.
Cable TV and wireless Internet service throughout. Master bedroom has two queen beds, Palm tree room has two double beds, Front Blue room has bunk beds. Two of the couches are pull out beds. Linens are provided for all.
**Due to family allergies: THIS IS A NO SMOKING HOME! Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
**Pets must be approved by homeowners.
About the Owner
After the death of my brother our family wanted to find a vacation spot where we could all get together, cook-eat, relax, enjoy water sports and just be together. We found this special home with a history, furnished it with a lot family belongings and have enjoyed it ever since. We have made it into a comfortable home with a lot of extras that you will not find in most rentals.
From the Owner
“The house is large and spacious. Four tables with sitting areas. Large kitchen with island for food display and preparing. New Sealy mattresses on all of the beds. Hardwood floors and carpet in the bedrooms.”
Activity and Interests
Activities and Area Attractions:
*Great local seafood resturants...directions provided.
*Local canoe rental and organized river trips on the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers...details can be provided.
*Pool and tennis court in the community.
*Safe and level ground for morning and afternoon walks or runs. The streets in the community are safe and well lit with street lights.
*Great off shore or flats fishing. Shell Point seems to be the nursery for the Gulf of Mexico. Often you can see the Dolphins come into the canal to feed. Manatees also live in this area. Scalloping by the St. Marks lighthouse during scallop season.
*Wakulla Springs State Park - crystal clear cold water. It is one of the laregest fresh water springs in the world. Tarzan, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, & Airport '77 were all filmed at Wakulla.
Glass bottom boats can be rented. There is a nice picnic area and a museum to tour. Swimming is allowed and there is a diving platform for jumping. Unfortunately, scuba is not allowed but bring your mask and snorkel.
There is a fee for going into the swimming area and the boat rides only. The museum area has food court.
*Tallahassee Bike Trail - Bring your bicycles. There is a 16 mile bike trail from Tallahassee to St. Marks, Fl. In St. Marks you can rest up at one of the local restaurants. The trail is paved and runs adjacent to the highway for part of the journey and then ventures
back into the woods for a great experience with nature.
*McClay Gardens (Tallahassee)- Offers a nice picnic area and roped off fresh water swimming area. Daily tours offered of beautiful tropical and area plants.
*Leon Geological Sinks - a nice hike in the woods. A map is available to quide you along what could be a 3.1 mile hike. The path is color coded and well marked. You will see several sink holes that
have developed over time. Local groups have donated their time to build platforms for veiwing. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times for animals watching. The cost of this adventure is only $3.00 per vehicle.
*Panacea Aguarium - This is a 'hands on' aguarium with on site crates for the little ones to stand on. It is small but well worth the trip. There is an admission price for adults.
*Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science - This is an interesting journey into Florida's wildlife.
*Wildwood Country Club - This is a beautiful public golf course.
*Private fishing charters are available by area USCG licensed captains. Capt. Jody Campbell is a resident within the Village. The area is well know for speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, red-fish, black bass, grouper, flounder, cobia, tarpon and blue crabs.
*Windsurfing is an avid pass time and Shell Point is host to several Regattas each year.
*Tallahassee, Fl is only 30 miles north and offers all of the amenities of an big city. Large malls, restaurants, museums, parks, specialty shop, sports and an airport.
*Paradise Village is a golf cart community. Bring your golf cart and enjoy venturing around Shell Point.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Free ICE for our fishermen! Wonderful relaxing swing under a big oak shade tree that over-looks the canal. Fish cleaning station in the shade and a screened in porch with a fan for comfort that also over looks the canal which about 50 away from the back door.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Water View
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 2 - 2 queen, Large closet; no cable in this room
- Bedroom 1 - 2 king, Walk-in closet/bathroom with vanity for 2. Cable-WiFi
- Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Bunk beds with small sink
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- 1 bicycles
- Guests provide their own meals
- Amenities: *3 bedrooms - 2 queen, 2 double, bunk beds, 2 pull out couches..sleeps 10. My limit is 10 people...firm! *2 full baths *Fully supplied kitchen with center island...dishes, cookware, utensils, microwave, two coffee makers, dishwasher, toaster, mixer, shredder, blender, etc. *Highchair, booster seat and portable play pen are included *Washer & Dryer... some detergent & laundry sheets provided *Iron & small ironing board *2 Hair dryers *Linens & bath towels *Beach Towels *Central Heat & Air Conditioning *Fireplace *Cable TV *Wireless private Internet Service *VCR & DVD available for living room TV and DVD player in Master BR *Nintendo 64 *Foosball table in Florida room *Large screened in porch over looking the canal *Huge capacity personal ICE machine *Outdoor swing under a large shade tree *Variety of Fruits trees...help yourself *Covered parking...enough for two cars *Private Boat Dock with Bench seat *Fish Cleaning Table w/running water *Crab and Pin-fish traps *Community Pool *Community Tennis Court *Nearby Boat Ramp and Rentals *Nearby Seafood Restaurants *Beach within walking distance *Games, puzzles,cards w/poker chips (enjoy)