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Fisherman's delight! Wifi/internet/washer and dryer/fully furnished


Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2016
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!! Steps down into the water! After 2016, I will no longer rent the house for more than 1 month. I am sorry.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm 67 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.

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Speaks: english, spanish

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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37 Reviews

based on 37 traveler reviews


Waterfront location

  • 3 of 5

House was nice and comfy. Stairs were tough for seniors like us, but had a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great sunsets, great starry nights, owner aims to please.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously at this property. I'm a photographer and was looking for dark skies to photograph the Milky Way. The sunset was spectacular and as the sky darkened the Milky Way was easy to make out on the southern horizon. The night sky here is very good due to the lack of light pollution.

The property had just survived a storm, and originally the reservation was cancelled. However I pleaded with the owner if something should change to let me know. I told her that the new moon only came once a month and I wanted badly to shoot pictures that week.

The owner Martie went above and beyond to accommodate me and she did just that!

Bottomline, great area, great owner!


  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I have always encouraged photographers to enjoy the sky, stars and birds at Dekle Beach. It truly is wonderful. My guest was able to work with me as the area was recovering from Hurricane Hermine. In fact, the staircase was pulled away from the house. R. was there during the repair and used a temporary staircase to get in and out of the house. He presented me with 3 beautiful prints of the Milky Way from the deck of the house. They will be on display in the Gulf Front Sunset. I hope he will return and see all of the improvements. Thank you so much. Martie
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Waldo, Fl.

Beautiful views, scallopps nearly at your doorsteps...

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The place was clean and well equipped. Fishing and scalloping was great, no long boat ride. Parking is very tight if you have a boat/trailer. Private ramp was great during scalloping season (no waiting/finding a space). The decks were amazingly comfortable even in the 95+ degree heat of August (wonderful breeze in the evening). Of course, the sunsets make it worth while. The owner was a joy to work with. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Jim and please come back! I am glad you had some of the fantastic sunsets.
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We had a total blast. The house was adorable. and we could not have asked for more We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous. Loved everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never miss a sunset!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Fisherman's Paradise. And we will definitely be back again. The house is wonderfully located right on the Gulf. The sunsets are spectacularly! The neighborhood is nice, quiet and peaceful. It has everything you need to relax! We have stayed during scalloping season. It's so convenient to launch our boat just a few blocks from the house. The owner is wonderful to work with. She even calls to check to make sure everything is perfect! The property is clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Awesome views,gulf breeze keeps the bugs away, can kayak out and catch fish and scallops, private community perfect for families.. Will definitely stay here again..

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you scalloped out of the kayaks! Great idea! Martie
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tallahassee at 60 Miles Car: necessary

For your use there are 3 one-person kayaks and paddles. There is a private locked concrete boat ramp one block away (and a key is provided). This rental is perfect for nature lovers, other lovers, families, and fishermen. Great redfishing in salt marshes is within close kayaking distance. Exceptional scalloping during summer scalloping season. It is located in one of the few remaining pristine Florida coastal areas called Nature Coast. It is one hour south of Tallahassee, FL. 30 minutes south of Perry, FL and 30 minutes north of Steinhatchee.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Winter 2016 - 2017
Sep 24 2016 - Jun 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Scalloping 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $80

Nightly Rate: $100 - $200
Weekly Rate: $700 - $1150
Monthly Rate: $2200
$150 refundable security/damage deposit due upon booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

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. 3 kayaks are there for your use. Fishing is great as well.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Waterfront


  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1
  • Large shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double mattress can be pulled out from behind the couch


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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.

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