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Early scalloping in Dekle! Book now! June 16th - Sep 10

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

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Our 2 bedroom 1 bath house sits on high stilts directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Located in undiscovered Dekle Beach, Florida. It is a retreat from everything. We are about three miles up the coast from Keaton Beach. The home overhangs the Gulf, with the high tides lapping against the sea wall. The porch/deck looking out on the Gulf. Sunbathing is great right on the 3rd story wrap around deck. There is an open mezzanine floor between the house and the ground level and covered parking at ground level. Great for grilling in a rain, baby cribs and lots of people room. Relax and read on the couch on the mezzanine. You will enjoy breathtaking gulf views and fabulous sunsets. FISH CLEANING TABLE WITH RUNNING WATER!! There is now 3 full bays open for cars and boats. No street parking. Steps down into the water! After 2016, I will no longer rent the house for more than 1 month. I am sorry.

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Martie McLean
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Martie McLean

I'm 68 years old and I live in Ocala, Florida. My husband and I purchased the house is 2001. I have rented the house for several years and have had fantastic reviews through other vacation websites. i also have two places on the Atlantic coast and are also available for rent through this website. I take great pride in my beautiful places and am very responsive to any of our guests' needs. I do not live locally but can be there in 2 1/2 hours. I have a team of folks that help me with any issues you may encounter. I am available by phone but especially by email.

Martie McLean purchased this house in 2001

Why Martie McLean chose Florida

It is so peaceful! The area is still pristine and undisturbed. I love to study the stars and at night, on a clear night, the Milky Way is breathtaking. The weather is always a pleasure, whether it is a sunbathing day, or a stormy night. I also love bird watching. I like to sit with binoculars and identify them. At night, we grill out on the nice double hibachi grills and enjoy talking and being with family.

What makes this house unique

Underdeveloped Florida is almost a thing of the past. Dekle is a nice community of 40 houses. Scalloping season is the high season and often the scall0ps are right out in front of the house. 2 kayaks are there for your use. Fishing is great as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Martie, we certainly had a great time at your place. Everything was clean & all the appliances were top of the line. Both beds slept great. The binoculars were a real plus. I got to follow the skimmers as the glazed over the water. Before I had only seen them in the air or on the beach. It was really special to have crabs & horseshoe crabs right at our landing. It is mating season & all the horseshoe crabs were in pairs. We enjoyed Keaton Beach. Talked to such nice family people out having a day of fishing. Had a super chili dog at the beach. We checked out Dallas Landing & think we would like to fish or take our kayaks there. In all we feel if someone wants to see the old Florida, this is the place. The sunsets & the moon were beautiful! I am really glad I brought my bike. To ride along the coast & ride toward the coast, as I went down the dead end street was what I have always wanted to do. Even with the rain I got in 17 miles while there. Gary saw one large ray over by the bridge. Of course the hoist went great and was a life saver for me and saved many trips up & down the steps. I really lucked out. I had packed all the groceries in canvas bags with straps. We love this place!
May 2014
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Perry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double mattress can be pulled out from behind the couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Gulf Front Home with internet and WIFI 2 Bedroom...1 king, 1 queen, one double mattress, one couch. Sleeps bath Full Kitchen...NEW oven, dishes/cookware/utensils microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, magic bullet food processor washer/dryer, linens/towels/beach towels, hair dryer, 5 chairs for the deck NEW AC/heat 32' Sony Bravia TV, cable TV, DVD,VCR, CD, phone (but you need a phone card for long distance out going calls), answering machine. At this point All Tell and Verizon cell phones work, wrap around balcony, deck, hibachi grill, covered parking for one vehicle SMOKING OUTDOORS ONLY! Pets allowed with owner permission with a small extra charge. Owner accepts PayPal, checks, money order or bank drafts accepted.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)


Peace, Quiet and an Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at the Gulf Front Sunset house. Two nights were not nearly enough. Watching the sunset from the deck in the evening and enjoying mornings, sipping coffee and watching the shore birds was just the ticket for a short break from a hectic life. The remote location and stillness of the place was just what I was looking for. The gulf is literally at your doorstep, especially at high tide. Low tide exposes sea grasses and wide expanses of sand.

I brought both of my dogs with me but quickly realized that a stilt house was not an ideal location for dogs. Having to carry my fat, elderly terrier up and down the stairs numerous times a day was great exercise but a bit tiring. We did have a great time at Hagen's Cove park which was a short drive south. We had the whole place to ourselves so my canine kids got to go off leash and play in the water to their hearts content.

We also drove the 9-mile dirt road through the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area. Very good opportunity to see the native habitats. We didn't pass a single vehicle the entire time. I was amazed at the lack of traffic on the area roads. What a treat!

The house was very clean and Martie was very responsive and helpful. The shower might be a bit tight for a larger person and be careful about leaving the doors open in the evening. The mosquitoes may make you regret it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful. Awsome. Peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Perfect. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: February is a lovely time at Dekle.
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Wonderful but too Short!

  • 5 of 5

Although our stay was very short, staying here made every moment worth all the travel efforts. Martie is the absolute best hostess, checking in to make sure you are settled in and have all that you need yet she is not intrusive in any way. The home was very clean and we had everything we needed...even the binoculars were a welcomed find. Coming from 12 degree weather to sleeping with the french doors open to the Gulf was the icing on the cake for us. If you are a traveler looking for peace, quiet and relaxation and to get away from the tourist traffic, fantasy and concrete of central Florida, this is definitely worth your stop. You really get to experience the "real Florida" here. And for those who love wildlife, winter is the best time to bird watch. We had plenty of feathered friends to enjoy from the decks. I urge anyone considering a stay to rent a car and to take time to explore the real beauty of this state. Having family ties to the north FL area we were able to drive a short distance inland and spend a wonderful day of celebration and togetherness with them, but then I took my husband up north on the coast to explore St Marks Lighthouse, the National Wildlife Refuge, and the Wakulla area. Thanks Martie for letting us share your lovely getaway. We will definitely keep this on our list of favorites and will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New years eve.

  • 5 of 5

Such a great and amazing time I had, I did not have to worry about anything. The owner of the beach house made sure we were taken care of. The view was the best part to me, I would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a short stay but I am glad you had a nice time! The view is amazing, right?
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here & we are looking forward to returning again in the future. It is such a great place to spend quality time with family and enjoy the Gulf, the stars and each other. Thank you for sharing your vacation retreat with us. We left happy and well rested!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and quaint. It is a peaceful spot and the fishing was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a nice but to brief visit. Everything was provided for a comfortable stay. View was awesome. Owner was very involved in making sure we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Winter 2016 - 2017
Sep 24 2016 - Jun 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Scalloping 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80
Property Damage Protection $59

Nightly Rate: $100 - $200
Weekly Rate: $700 - $1150
Monthly Rate: $2600
$150 refundable security/damage deposit due upon booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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