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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,252 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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 Alligator Point

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:
  • 1252 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please READ AND FOLLOW all rules and check-out procedures stated on the Rental Agreement. (Also posted on the refrigerator.)
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
  • Wireless Internet
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 6
  • 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

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On the Rocks in Alligator Point - 40 yds to Beach Access, WIFI, Porch, Pets
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 37 reviews
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We enjoyed our stay and especially appreciated the service provided to us by Deborah!

  • 4 of 5

This was our 7th visit to Alligator Point and we had a great time again! The surroundings have changed due to hurricanes over the years but we return for the solitude and peacefulness. The ocean views from the screened and unscreened back porches are fantastic! My son fished from the rocks while we cooked out on the porch. Evening walks on the beach were the perfect way to end each day. The home was clean and inviting. If I had to offer one suggestion, it would be to reconsider the furnishings in the living area. The sofa shows signs of wear and the seating is not comfortable in that room. We didn’t stay inside a lot so it was easy to overlook this one thing.

I would also like to comment on Deb, the property manager. So often when you rent a property, the follow-up from the manager is simply not there. This was NOT the case with her! Deb was helpful in answering questions about the property, knowledgeable about the area, and just an all around really great person to deal with. We are already thinking about next years vacation and would consider renting this same house again based on the quality of service we received from her.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Love the views from the deck. Excellent place to stay. Only down fall is that you are not near any stores or restaurants. So bring your stuff with you.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Every year we spend the 4th of July with our family at On The Rocks and as always it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean great view peaceful

  • 4 of 5

House was easy to find and great for kids. The beach was great water was not your normal gulf water. It had a lot of sea grass. We found lots of nice shells and did some fishing from the beach. If you go use shrimp works best. We are planning on going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a vacation rental in a non tourist area. Didn't want to be surrounded by 10,000 other people all the time. House is located in an area of mostly weekend/vacation homes. House was great. Screened in back porch overlooking the Gulf was perfect. Temps were 5-10 degrees cooler than inland area a few miles away. Three separate bedrooms were handy. Can also sleep a few out on the porch too. Plenty of space to get away from each other when needed. Beach nearby. The better beach area is maybe a hundred yards from the back steps. Beach isn't what you'll find at PCB or locales west of here, but suitable if you just want to put your toes in the water. Very shallow for a long ways out at the public area. Outside of local restaurants, there is nothing nearby. Crawfordsville is 30 minutes away if you just have to have something out of the house. Wifi/tv was a requirement for us and it was perfect for what we needed. We enjoyed our stay and think you will too.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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4

Return again and again.

  • 4 of 5

Always enjoy sitting on the deck or porch if rains, waves always bring good feelings to the “rocks “. I hope the roads are restored soon. The master bedroom bed may need to be tighten , it makes amazing sounds when you get in bed.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.