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On the Rocks in Alligator Point - 40 yds to Beach Access, WIFI, Porch, Pets

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 116 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 - 8

On the Rocks, Alligator Point, FL

Kick back in the house, on the screened porch or on the sun deck to enjoy our million dollar view!!! 'On the Rocks' is located directly on the gulf. Our yard is protected from the gulf by a line of large rocks, so you cannot access the water from the yard. If you are on the deck, you are right over the water and have a bird's eye view of the beach and gulf. The closest 'official' beach access is only approximately 40 yards away. Talk about convenient!

We offer approximately 1252 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and family room, not to mention the screened in porch and deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. If you are an early bird, you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the inspiring sunrises over the gulf, or just kick back any time of the day to enjoy the roar of the ocean and the gentle gulf breeze. It just doesn't get any better! The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, one guest room has a double bed, other quest room has 2 twins and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the den. We also offer 2 folding twin-size cots. These accommodations will sleep 6 to 8 people comfortably. Perfect for any group or family.

Alligator Point is located 45 miles south of Tallahassee along US Hwy. 98 in Franklin County. Franklin County proudly boasts that it has no stop lights, no fast food, and no movie theaters. If you are are looking for water parks, high rise condos, and go-cart rides, you have come to the wrong place. But if you want the REAL FLORIDA, with its abundant wildlife, great fishing and unspoiled, pristine beaches, you have arrived at your dream destination.

Come enjoy the beautiful beach at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park, where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Alligator Point Beach is more narrow than the beaches at Panama City or Destin, but it goes on forever.

Within a few minutes drive are two of the nation's TOP TEN RATED BEACHES, St. George Island State Park, near Apalachicola, and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, near Port St. Joe. Both parks contain miles of undeveloped beaches, emerald waters and white sugar sand. Other nearby attractions include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an unspoiled barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles, indigo snakes, gopher tortoises and red wolves. It is accessible only by boat. A favorite is Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the world's deepest freshwater springs, with swimming, nature boat rides and glass bottom boats. Wakulla Springs is known as the shooting location for several Tarzan movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of wading birds, water fowl, fish, turtles, and snakes, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. Kids love diving from the diving platform into the refreshing spring waters, which remain a constant 68-70 degrees year round. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge features the St. Marks Lighthouse, and offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. (Bald eagles are often spotted here - so keep your eyes peeled!)

So the guys want to take in some of the finest deep sea or flats fishing in Florida; NO PROBLEM, LADIES! While they are catching speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, redfish (the list goes on), you can visit historic Apalachicola. Once a bustling sea port, this quaint village of about 5,000 still boasts a large shrimp fleet, a downtown shopping area with antiques, boutiques and local art, and beautiful restored houses from a bygone era. Once the third largest cotton port along the Gulf Coast, the Apalachicola/East Point area still harvests and processes 90% of the oysters consumed in Florida.

Locally caught seafood is prepared in the many fine restaurants located in Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola. If you prefer to cook it yourself, fresh shrimp, oysters, and the catch of the day are available in the seafood houses dotted along the coast from Panacea to Port St. Joe.

We can't wait for you to experience our personal paradise. Leave you worries at home and head for 'On the Rocks' for some beach therapy.

*** Sorry, but we do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. ***

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Word
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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 six rentals in Shell Point, three in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.

Deborah Word purchased this house in 2014

Why Deborah Word chose Florida Panhandle

Alligator Point is located south of Tallahassee along US Hwy. 98 in Franklin County, just across Ochlockonee Bay from the Wakulla County line. Franklin County proudly boasts that it has no stop lights, no fast food and no movie theaters. If you are looking for water parks, high rise condos, and go-cart rides, you have come to the wrong place. But if you want the REAL FLORIDA, with its abundant wildlife, great fishing and unspoiled, pristine beaches, you have arrived at your dream destination. Come enjoy the beautiful beach at Alligator Point and nearby Bald Point State Park, where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study.

What makes this house unique

On the Rocks sits directly on the water and has water views from the entire living area and the master bedroom. The screened in porch and deck offer a comfortable outdoor setting. The beach is just a couple of houses down the street and the beach access is about 40 yards down the road.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just home from our second stay at On The Rocks. Wonderful stay. Really decided 1 week is not enough! Be back for the whole month of Sept. (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 116 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub with shower
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Room Twins - 2 twin/ single , street view
    Guest Room Double - 1 double , street view
    Master Queen - 1 queen , TV, gulf view
    Den Queen Sleeper Sofa & 2 Twin Cots - 1 queen , Queen Sleeper Sofa located in Den - also 2 twin cots
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
-3 Bedrooms ... 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, queen sleeper sofa, 2 twin fold-out cots (sleeps 6 to 8) -2 Baths ... tub/shower combos -Full Kitchen ... Dishes, Cookware, Utencils -Dishwasher -Microwave -Coffeemaker -Washer -Dryer -Linens -Towels -Central Air conditioning -Wireless Internet -Cable TV (2 - 25-inch in den and master bedroom) -Phone -Screened Porch -Deck -Grill (charcoal) -Ample Parking -Nearby Boat Ramp (small ramp at Alligator Point and better ramp by the bridge to Panacea) -Nearby Seafood Restaurants -NO Smoking (outside areas only)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

On the Rocks in Alligator Point - 40 yds to Beach Access, WIFI, Porch, Pets
average rating of 4.5 based on 25 reviews
5

We love staying at Alligator Point!!

  • 5 of 5

The house met our expectations and Deborah was very attentive to concerns that were brought to her attention from the renters the week before our stay. We had no issues with anything in the house, other than the tub/shower in the master bath is tall and hard to get in and out (bad knees). It would be nice to be able to check in a little earlier, but we understand the time is needed to clean before arrival! The view is amazing and the screened in area was used daily!! We would most definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Mo
5

We had a fabulous time!! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

First time family vacation with our children and grandchildren. This home was perfect! Lots of room on the beach! Memories made. Hated to leave. Grandkids are 2- 8 yr old boys and 5 yr old girl. First time at the ocean and they experienced it up front and close!!!! Lots of exploring. Made a trip to St. George Island where water is clear. But SO thankful we stayed at Alligator Point. Nice and quite.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location if you want to get away and relax, every morning we had our coffee on the porch and watched to dolphins swim by, the sunrises and sunsets will take your breath away, we had more than enough room for our needs. We had a great time and I want to come back soon, I want to thank the owners and and booking agent, people like you make things easy and stress free so we can have more time to enjoy this beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love "On the Rocks"

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting On the Rocks and it was just as good as the first time. The recent hurricane in fall of 2016 has effected the area itself but the local people have learned to manage and thankfully access is still available to the property's on Alligator Point.

You will not regret booking this home! Views are absolutely spectacular and breathtaking. All the cooking utensils, towels, etc are there ready to be used.

Our 12 yr old son and nephew made use of the bunk beds on the screened in porch and enjoyed sleeping outside. We comfortably slept 4 adults and 3 kids under 12.

If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful get away, "on the Rocks"is the place to go. Beaches are not busy- maybe 4-5 ppl at a time. It's so great with young kids

And the house itself is great! Rather relaxing in the Master Bedroom, in the living room or enjoying a nice family meal at the table just turn your head and that view is right in front of you. Nothing but ocean for miles and miles.

The booking agent is amazing as well. You'll not find a nicer lady. Deb had been so helpful both years and I enjoy working with her.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best.Vacation.Ever

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't be happier with this place! Beautiful view, perfect spot on the water, great distance to beach, and you can catch your own food & eat here. We have seen so many things here that you just never see at the touristy spots. We will never go back to one of those places again. We can't wait to return to On the Rocks & for a much longer stay!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lousy cable!

  • 4 of 5

Just got home from On The Rocks. Spent four week there and for the most part was very happy. House needs some work but nothing really major. Front steps are a little scary but the owner just had to replace the back deck and steps after a hurricane took them out. I'm sure he will get to the front.Would be great if he could do a handicap ramp. I have a hard time with stairs and have a grandson in a wheelchair and we are going to end up going somewhere other than Alligator Point because thay have very few homes that are handicap friendly. We were there for 4 weeks and had no tv for for 3 of those weeks. Spotty wifi for the first 2 weeks. Owner called the cable people and we called the cable company! Finally got them out to fix it on our 3rd week then it was off and on the 4th week.Lousy cable provider. Have no problem at all with the owner or the rental agent they are doing a great job. Spent most of our time on the screened porch the view would make you forget about tv problems! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review On the Rocks. After several visits from Mediacom technicians, the cable and Wifi are finally back up to par. I am guessing that Hurricane Hermine in early September was to blame for some wiring and modem issues, causing the cable and internet service to be off and on. We sincerely apologize that the cable company had to make numerous visits and drug their feet in doing so. Look forward to having you back with us next September.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Angelo's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US Hwy. 98
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Angelo's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Alligator Point Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Sunbathing.

* Exploring.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Sunbathing.

* Hiking.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Shelling.

* Hiking.

-Beaches

-Shell Collecting

-Surf Fishing

-Bay fishing

-Off shore fishing

-Swimming

-Sailing

-Wind surfing

-Boating

-Kayaking

-Jet skiing

-Seasonal scalloping

-Snorkeling

-Nature hiking

-Bird watching

-Photography

-Golfing (St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle 15 mi.)

-Tennis (Several courts at Wakulla County High School, Medart 15 mi.)

-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs State Park)

ATTRACTIONS:

-Bald Point State Park (3 mi.)

-Carabelle Beach (23 mi.)

-Wakulla Springs State Park (28 mi.)

-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (33 mi.)

-St. George Island State Park (48 mi.)

-Apalachicola (45 mi.)

-St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (60 mi.)

-St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park (75 mi.)

NEAREST:

-Airport ... Tallahasse Regional Airport, Tallahassee (40 mi.)

-Grocery Store ... Bayside IGA, US 98, Panacea (11 mi.)

-Super Wal-Mart ... Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (20 mi.)

-Bait ... BP Gas Station, Ochlockonee Bay (6 mi.)

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Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
 
 
Mid Season Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Low Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Low Season Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$500
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Low Season Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$500
 
 
Mid Season Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
High Season Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
 
 
Mid Season Fall 2018
Sep 10 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Low Season Nov 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Lo Season Nov Dec 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$90
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$500
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$111
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly rates by request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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