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Dock of the Bay...Boat Dock, Pool, Pool Table, Screebed Porch, Bay Beach

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Dock of the Bay back view from the canal, showing boat dock, fish cleaning table

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Shell Point mobile home description

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Only minutes away from world-class speckled trout fishing waters, our 3 bedroom vacation home is located on the Apalachee Bay in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee). This 1492 sq. ft. modular home is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, with a community swimming pool and tennis court, and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a boat dock located on a deep-water canal, which is just one canal over from the boat launch. The living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (master has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower), family room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen and screened-in porch. The family room is a large, open area furnished with a fully stocked entertainment center (42' TV, VCR, DVD, 300 Disc CD), comfortable den furniture, pool table and bar area. The dining area is surrounded by sliding glass doors and windows, offering a beautiful view of the canal. Kick back on the screened-in porch and enjoy our laid back paradise!

Fishing & Other Activities: For the fisherman, the fishing is as good as it gets and there is an assortment of USCG licensed captains that will be more than willing to book a charter and take you out into the bay for a fishing experience that you will never forget. We have year round fishing, with different species here at different times. Trout and red fish are the most sought after fish and can be caught all year long. Tarpon are here from June till August, and cobia will show up in the early spring as the water warms and will stay until fall. Other fish that may be caught on the flats are Spanish Mackerel, blue fish, sheepshead, flounder, ladyfish and a numerous variety of sharks to 250 pounds. Many prefer to head out for deeper waters to catch grouper and snapper.

For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street (from the golf course) at Wakulla High School. Shell Point is a great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year.

Beaches: For the beach enthusiast, nearby beaches include St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park and St. George's Island, which are regularly voted into the top ten beaches in the world (an hour to an hour and a half drive). Shell Point Beach is about 1/4 mi. from 'Dock of the Bay'. It is a very, very small beach located on the bay, which means that the only waves that you will see will be on a very windy day. It doesn't compare to the other two beaches mentioned earlier, but it is very convenient and a great place to kick back and enjoy the abundant wildlife in and surrounding the bay, along with breathtaking sunsets.

Wakulla Springs (10 miles away): Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, is only 10 minutes away. Wakulla Springs was the site for filming the early Tarzan movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of water fowl, fish, turtles, snakes, and deer, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. They also have a swimming area, with a diving platform. Kids love it and you will, too. The water stays the same temperature all year round. It's very refreshing in the heat of the summertime.

Property Type

  • Mobile Home
  • 1512 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 25 years old to rent....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Outdoor smoking only....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Small pets are all allowed with prior approval. Pet fees: $10 per day for 1 pet/$15 per day for 2 pets or $50 per week for 1 pet/$75 per week for 2 pets. Must abide by our Pet Rules. Additional $50 per pet refundable deposit required....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Handicap ramp is steep, but is OK if wheelchair is pushed by someone else. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

              • Additional Sleeping: 1 queen

                inflatable mattress...moreless

              • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

                13 in. TV/VCR, ceiling fan...moreless

              • Master bedroom: 1 king

                28 in. flat screen TV, Comcast Cable (HBO), DVD, ceiling fan...moreless

              • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                24 in. flat screen TV, VCR, Wii & games, ceiling fan...moreless

              • Den Sleeper Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                queen sleeper sofa...moreless

              • Additional Sleeping: 1 twin/ single

                rollaway bed in queen closet...moreless

              • 1 king size bed in master bedroom, 1 queen size bed in quest bedroom, 2 twins in guest bedroom, queen sleeper sofa in den, roll away twin, inflatable queen mattress ... 13' TV/VCRs in each bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Adjoins Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (one with a Jacuzzi tub), a large family area with pool table and big screen TV, laundry room, screened porch, and fully equipped kitchen. These accommodations will sleep 8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, queen size bed, 2 twin beds, queen sleeper sofa, and a roll away bed. Perfect for a family or a few guys who just want to fish. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Many board games for all ages...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    300 disc CD, with 75 CD's...moreless

                  • Pool Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast Cable with HBO...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Stereo tuner, with MP3 connector and 300 disc CD player...moreless

                  • Television:

                    42 in. in den / 28 in. in master bedroom, 24 in. in twin bedroom, 13 in. in queen bedroom...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii & Nintendo 64...moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    Several Games for Wii & Nintendo 64...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    LOTS of videos & DVD's...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Canal front, 1/2 block from Shell Point Beach on Apalachee Bay....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Canal front, 1/2 block from Shell Point Beach on Apalachee Bay....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    We are located on a deepwater canal, about 1/2 block from Shell Point Beach, which is a very small beach on the Apalachee Bay....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance within the USA...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Boat trailers may be parked in the yard on a short term basis....moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone:

                    Free long distance within the US on the house phone. Cell phone service in the area is poor....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have wireless broadband or a cable connection, if you need added security....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened-in porch overlooking deepwater canal and dock, with table seating for 4 and 2 rocking chairs...moreless

                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Gated Community
                  • Golf Clubs
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Tennis Court

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    The pool at Paradise Village is just a short distance from our front door...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Master Bath has jetted garden tub and separate walk-in shower...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off Season
                          Sep 11 - Mar 15, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $125 $125
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          $675
                          In Season
                          Mar 16 - Sep 10, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $167 $167
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          $875
                          Off Season
                          Sep 11 - Mar 15, 2016
                          2 night min stay
                          $125 $125
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          $675
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $167 $167
                          Thu, Fri, Sat
                          $875

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          IN-SEASON/Mar 16-Sept 10...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) $500...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) $625...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) $350...5 ni $745...6 ni $820...7 ni $875---OFF SEASON/Sept 11-Mar 15...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) $375...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) $450…3 ni mid-wk special $275...5 ni $520...6 ni $600...7 ni $675…Nov. thru Feb. monthly $1200

                          A refundable $100 security/damage deposit is due upon receipt of your Rental Agreement. The rental fee and cleaning fee are due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Small pets are allowed only with prior approval. Pet fees apply...1 pet $10 per day, 2 pets $15 per day or 1 pet $50.00 per week, 2 pets $75 per week. Addtional deposit may be required for pets. *** MONTHLY RATES BY REQUEST ***


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/22/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tallahassee Regional Airport
                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          St. James Bay Country Club, Carrabelle
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy. 98
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Spring Creek Restaurant
                          0.25 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Shell Point Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                          Shell Point is a small, quiet community located in Wakulla County, one of Florida's best-kept secrets and part of Florida's forgotten coast. Besides offering the best flats fishing anywhere, it's ideal for sightseeing and photography. It is located between St. Marks and Panacea, and is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee (Florida's capital). Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city - malls, restaurants, museums, parks, airport - and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). If you are interested in fishing (trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, tarpon, cobia, flounder, grouper, black bass ... it's saltwater fishing, so the list goes on), boating, or ... if you just want to escape to a relaxing, laid back paradise; yet, be able to venture into the city on a whim, this is the perfect location for you.

                          Other Activities: bird watching, photography, shooting pool

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About: My name is Deborah Word. I live in Carrollton, GA, with the love of my life.

                          Why Shell Point:
                          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 five rentals in Shell Point, two in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Mobile Home:
                          We love having the boat dock just out our back door, so that we can be on the bay fishing in just minutes. Dock of the Bay is also very close to Shell Point Beach and close to the community pool. Easy walk to either.


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                          Photos

                          • Dock of the Bay back view from the canal, showing boat dock, fish cleaning table

                            Dock of the Bay back view from the canal, showing boat dock, fish cleaning table

                          • Community Pool at Shell Point Village, 1/4 block from house

                            Community Pool at Shell Point Village, 1/4 block from house

                          • Kitchen seating for 6 (additional high chair), canal view, adjoins porch

                            Kitchen seating for 6 (additional high chair), canal view, adjoins porch

                          • Den, with queen sleeper sofa, 2 recliners, 42 in. flatscreen TV, DVD, & Stereo.

                            Den, with queen sleeper sofa, 2 recliners, 42 in. flatscreen TV, DVD, & Stereo.

                          • Fully equipped kitchen, adjoins screened in porch, seating for 6, canal view

                            Fully equipped kitchen, adjoins screened in porch, seating for 6, canal view

                          • Master bedroom, king, 28 in. TV, Comcast Cable (HBO), DVD, wireless speakers

                            Master bedroom, king, 28 in. TV, Comcast Cable (HBO), DVD, wireless speakers

                          • Master bath, separate shower, jacuzzi tub

                            Master bath, separate shower, jacuzzi tub

                          • Guest Bedroom, queen-size bed, 13-in. TV, VCR, twin rollaway in closet.

                            Guest Bedroom, queen-size bed, 13-in. TV, VCR, twin rollaway in closet.

                          • Guest bath, shower/tub combo, accessible to queen and twins guest bedrooms

                            Guest bath, shower/tub combo, accessible to queen and twins guest bedrooms

                          • Handicap ramp leading from carport to porch, short ramp on porch

                            Handicap ramp leading from carport to porch, short ramp on porch

                          • Shell Point Beach large pavillion

                            Shell Point Beach large pavillion

                          • Sunrise from the dock

                            Sunrise from the dock

                          • Back view from across canal, showing boat dock, fish cleaning table, porch

                            Back view from across canal, showing boat dock, fish cleaning table, porch

                          • Screened porch, canal view, table seating for 4, 2 rocking chairs

                            Screened porch, canal view, table seating for 4, 2 rocking chairs

                          • Den, showing pool table and queen sleeper sofa

                            Den, showing pool table and queen sleeper sofa

                          • Queen Sleeper Sofa, Rollaway Twin & 2 Reclines in Den, 42 in. TV, DVD, Stereo.

                            Queen Sleeper Sofa, Rollaway Twin & 2 Reclines in Den, 42 in. TV, DVD, Stereo.

                          • Master bedroom (king, 28 in. flatscreen TV, DVD)

                            Master bedroom (king, 28 in. flatscreen TV, DVD)

                          • Master bath, garden jacuzzi tub, separate shower

                            Master bath, garden jacuzzi tub, separate shower

                          • Guest Bedroom, queen-size bed, 13-in. TV, VCR, twin rollaway in closet.

                            Guest Bedroom, queen-size bed, 13-in. TV, VCR, twin rollaway in closet.

                          • Twin bedroom, 24 in. TV, Comcast Cable (HBO), DVD, Wii with games

                            Twin bedroom, 24 in. TV, Comcast Cable (HBO), DVD, Wii with games

                          • Washer and Dryer

                            Washer and Dryer

                          • Front of house taken from street

                            Front of house taken from street

                          • Shell Point Beach at low tide

                            Shell Point Beach at low tide

                          • Dock of the Bay Floor Plan

                            Dock of the Bay Floor Plan

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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

                          $125 - $167 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

                          View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2002
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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