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Tranquil Bayfront Getaway


Property Details

Updated: Oct 9, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Peace and tranquility is located directly on the bay & also across the road from the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy both bay & gulf breezes and panoramic views under the tall shady pines. Small private beach in front - Anchor your boat or kayak in front, too. Spend time relaxing in the screen porch bed swing. The perfect setting to get away from the everyday grind and reconnect with family and nature. email us for a more complete website with additional photos and area information or see

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews

We currently live in Atlanta, Georgia

Amazing Bayfront Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two (10 and 13) sons, our puppy (Chester), and I are so glad we found this home to rent. The home is filled with the feeling of comfort and calm. The bedrooms, lounging and eating spaces are all incredible. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the views from the windows are breathtaking. The bathrooms are clean and conveniently located, with plenty of towels and great water pressure in the showers. We enjoyed making and eating meals together, sitting in the dinning nook, looking out over the bay. I love grilling, and while I am a charcoal guy, the wonderfully well kept gas grill on the back deck overlooking the bay, has almost converted me!

My family and I often took the short walk on the dock to the bay, and enjoyed fishing or playing on the small beach close to the house; and when it was time for the real waves, we would walk across the street to the Gulf of Mexico! When we were a little restless, we would go into Panacea (what a name) -- and have a lovely meal, as fancy or as casual as we liked (we chose casual). There is a place to pick up grocery in Panacea, and there is also a great little spirits store, Two Blondes, where the cashiers are super friendly and are willing to give good advice on everything from family-fun outings to great fishing spots.

In short -- if you have been stressing out at work (as we had) and your kids are sick and tired of being sick and tired of school work (and ours were) and your puppy is being....well, a puppy; do yourself a favor and get away to this quiet, rustic comfortable space where you will feel as thought you have returned to a place you somehow forgot existed...but you'll never forget again!

Linda is charming and very easy to work with. Her attention to detail, and care for her home and her guest shows in aspect of this remarkable place.

Thank you Linda!


  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house. We were not disappointed. The house is beautiful! You have the best of both worlds here. The bay in the front and the ocean just short walk away. The home has a very nice lay out with bedrooms on the opposite ends for privacy. The kitchen has everything that you could possible need plus more. The appliances were up to date and clean. The bay in the front has just enough beach area during low tide to walk around, lay out, collect shells, fish etc. We caught our own blue crab with the two nets left at the house. The beach area is perfect, secluded, you almost feel like you are on a small island. We had two teenagers and two dogs with us. The dogs were very comfortable in the area and we felt safe letting them run out and about. We took them to the beach and let them roam on the bay side. I sat on the deck and watched dolphins every single morning that we stayed. We also watched dolphins from the gulf side. You can see the gulf from the kitchen window. The views from this house are spectacular. We collected beautiful shells in the marsh several times right next to the neighbors dock. Water shoes are a must have in this area. The grass, concrete and marsh areas can be hard on your feet. We also used the outdoor shower a few times. We really didn't use the downstairs patio area much due to the humidity but my hubs and I did nap briefly in the hammock. The screened in porch upstairs is very nice. Florida has Texas size bugs at night. We tried to keep most of the lights out if we wanted to be on the porch. We felt safe and there are plenty of lights all around if you choose to use them. The Tiki Hut is just a few blocks down the road at the marina. We bought fresh seafood to cook ourselves in town and found a couple of restaurants that we enjoyed as well. We had planned on doing some sightseeing in the area but we were so content, we never left longer than to get supplies from Crum's and the Dollar General. We have every intention in returning next year. Linda was very easy to work with. What are you waiting it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear from yet another happy guest. The notes left at the house always make me smile. We do everything we can to make folks feel at home and work hard to keep it up to date with upscale furnishings and appliances. The highest compliments are when our guests return and send their friends.
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Ashland, KY


  • 5 of 5

This place is great - like Florida beach houses used to be many years ago. It's located toward the end of Alligator Point near the bird sanctuary. Lots of squirrels and birds on the bird feeder to watch. We saw eagles, ospreys flying over and a great blue heron hung out in front of the house every day. The kids delighted in the all the crabs and set the crab trap the owners let us use. Not only did we catch fish, but crabs, too.

The kids played in the shallow water right in front of the house while my wife laid on the beach. We explored and collected tons of shells walking down the beach of the gated bird sanctuary. It was deserted except for us. when we anted to walk the Gulf side, we just walked across the road and walked that beach, too. Bay and gulf - the best of both worlds.

We love this house. Everything was comfortable and clean including the great kitchen. Granite countertops and lots of extras made our stay really nice. It's open to the great room and overlooks the water, too. It has absolutely everything you could possibly need or want. Our kids were hooked on using the panini press making their own sandwiches. One of the few rentals we have used with more bath towels than we could use and a full sized washer & dryer.

It was nice of them not to charge a cleanup fee. Money we spent buying fresh seafood at a nearby seafood house.

The quiet & private location was so relaxing & great for our family and the many amenities and upgrades were a bonus. We're definitely coming back next summer for another 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Directly on tranquil Alligator Harbor - Ideal location for boating & kayaking - The channel is right in front of the house for quick access to fishing deeper water - Small private beach right in front of the house - Across the road from the Gulf of Mexico - A short walk to the marina - Short walk to the private bird sanctuary for great beachcombing - 25 minutes to 2 golf courses - 15 minutes to Gulf Specimen Lab Aquarium


Rental rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly Rate: $1250 - $1250

$ 1,250. per week with a REFUNDABLE $ 250. security deposit.
Cleaning fee not necessary if you'd like to leave the house as you found it.
LONG TERM WINTER DISCOUNTS For January 1 - March 15 rental!

Owner'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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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront


  • bay/sound
  • marina

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Relax in the hammock under the covered patio, in the screened porch's rocking chairs or comfortable bed swing. Large Great Room/Kitchen w/cathedral ceilings, fireplace & hardwood floors. Sun deck and covered all-weather entrance. Large gas grill. Fully equipped all-electric kitchen includes granite countertops, dishwasher, range with convection oven, microwave, large refrigerator w/icemaker & water filtration system. Free Wireless High Speed Internet, Premium Cable & Long Distance Calls. 200 yards from Pelican Bay Marina & Yacht Club - 150 yards to Bird Sanctuary - 50 minutes to Tallahassee airport

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