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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
St Teresa is nestled in the National Forest and is a quiet, private, secluded beach community. A true 'Eco-vacation'....our rental is located on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast' where the forest meets the beautiful Gulf water. Far from traffic and city lights Saint Teresa Beach is like Florida was 100 years ago.
Enjoy walking on miles of white beach usually all by yourself. Watch eagles and otters. We have many nature parks nearby. Fresh seafood and, yes, there are two golf courses (one only 10 minutes away).
Exclusive and Private Property. Two story 1600 sq ft beach house located on the beach with central AC/Heat, ceiling fans in all rooms, on the gulf, fully furnished. Property has a large grass yard in front, Beach Deck Platform out at the sand dunes. The St Teresa Community is a 'second home' residential area not a Rental area. Experience the privacy of our special community.
First floor features large kitchen, microwave, range/oven and refrigerator, The downstairs Living area has a 42' Flat Screen Hi-Def big screen, VHS, DVD, with Premium HD satellite TV chaannels and FREE WiFi Internet. Full Bath downstairs. Wood Burning Fireplace. A sleeper (Full) Futon sofa, two (Single) sleeper sofas with Spiral Staircase to second floor. Out side wide wood stairs to second floor also.
Second floor is a huge master suite with queen bed and awesome view of the gulf through a whole wall of slider glass doors. Upstairs fireplace next to bed. 24' TV upstairs with DVD. Laundry area upstairs with full size washer and dryer. Full Bath upstairs. Second bedroom upstairs features Trundle bed that will sleep one or two. Ceiling Fans on both floors.
Large grass yard, house is on the beach, with one of the finest white sand beaches at St. Teresa . Outside shower and covered front deck. Second floor has wrap around wood deck and side stairs to ground. Water and Sewer provided.
About the Area: St Teresa is a beachside community made up of private homes owned mostly by Tallahassee residents. Only a handful of people live here year-round so the beaches are not only private, restricted to homeowners, but also unpopulated most of the time. St Teresa is in the middle of a National forest area and the forest goes almost to the water. Our water is very shallow and we do not have large waves and undertow. Best for Fishing! Our wide white sand beach stretches for miles. We are about 15 minutes (north-west-east) from small communities that have fine dining (casual) and even an Internet hot spot Bistro.
Please bring linens and expendables (TP, Soaps, etc.). All utensiles. coffee maker, blender, toaster oven and microwave are furnished.
People who have enjoyed our home over the years come to walk on the secluded beach, enjoy nature all around, and a fresh seafood meal. Enjoy what Florida was like 100 years ago. St. Teresa. There is nothing like it anymore.
Keywords: Pet Friendly, Beach Front, 2 Story Beach Home. Secluded, Exclusive and Private Community. Nestled in the Forest of St. James Island. With Beach Side Cabana. Free WIFI Internet and Free Premium HD SAT TV.
- 2 story
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
Queen size Beds (1) Located in the Huge Master Siute. Next to wood burning Fireplace. Full Wall of Glass sliders faces Beach, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Trundle Bed. Upstairs in Second Bedroom. Can be a single, two singles (one up/one down) or pull it out and up to make a Full Bed. Please bring sheets and bath towels....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Pet Friendly area. Really good seafood available.
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Golf Course View:
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Pier Fishing
30 minutes from Wakulla Springs 'World Deepest Freshwater Springs' the Jungle Cuise is a must do, visit the Gulf Specimen Aquarium, and you are just 30 minutes from historic Apalachicola, and St Marks wildlife refuge, Shelling on the beach and on nearby St George Island State Park. Great area for Parks with outstanding Facilities. St. Marks Wild Life Refuge, Wakulla Springs State Park, Cape San Blas State Park, Fort San Marcos, Bald Point State Park...Inquire for details....morecollapse
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Great place for Dog Lovers!
Great place for Dog Lovers!
St. Teresa is a small, beautiful, quite beach community with the perfect place for your dogs to enjoy the treasures of the sand! It is never easy finding a rental with three large dogs, but the owners were very accommodating and super nice. Our rental was clean and comfortable with a good view over the marsh to the beach from the balcony. Most days we saw no one (which is great if you have silly pups joining you). Exactly what we were looking for in our winter vacation!
- Guest WeimieKell
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Wonderful area to unplug and relax.........we want to go back already
- Guest Go Family
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children.
A perfect place for privacy and stretches of sugar sandy beach to walk. The dogs loved it! The owners were gracious and respectful of our privacy.
- Guest Jeannie
- Date of stay 12/01/12
- Review Submitted 12/17/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Charming place, nice little town, wonderful vacation!!
- Guest charming
- Date of stay 09/22/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Great Relaxing Hide-away
Great Relaxing Hide-away
Beatiful Beach- Charming Home and very relaxing. Bring Bug spray as the tropical enviroment has many misquitos and deer flies. Great for dogs - ours loved the beach. Very Private. Lots to do if you explore or go to St George for the day. Glad we stayed here!!!! We have lots of great memories.
- Guest Joe
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.
This is a beautiful house for anyone looking for a quiet place to enjoy the sea and the beauty of nature. Coffee on the beach at sunrise was delightful! Our dog enjoyed the long walks on the beach, and our kids enjoyed the sand and sea. We only saw about 5 people on the beach during our whole stay! The owners were wonderful, and the house was clean and charming. I would highly recommend doing the Wakulla state park boat trip and visiting the aquarium in Panacea. Both are short excursions. If you want to enjoy old Florida far away from the flash of Disney World, this is the place to be!
- Guest DDDDD
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/01/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.
My wife and I were looking for a quiet get-away on a beach, and this was perfect for us! Very nice house. Clean. Owner was extremely helpful and friendly. 5 Stars!
- Guest Blessed
- Date of stay 02/18/12
- Review Submitted 03/14/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.
First, I would like to note that this was our first time renting on VRBO. A big concern was that there was no assurance the property we were renting actually existed. Accordingly, I did a lot of internet research prior to renting this house. This included finding out who was renting the home and matching their name to property tax records (available as public record). I am pleased to report that we had an excellent first experience and to assure anyone considering this home that it does indeed exist. I inquired of the owner why there were so few comments on the VRBO site. He mentioned that everyone seems to sign the quest book in the home, but few clients completed online reviews. The guest book was packed with reviews dating back to 1997. We were very satisfied that the pictures and descriptions on the website accurately portrayed the home. The owners were very friendly and readily available (without being intrusive). The home is perfectly suited for anyone looking to break away from crowds and stay on a secluded beach. The property is directly connected to the Gulf of Mexico – you cross a grass backyard and a very short boardwalk and are on the beach. The door of the house is approximately 100-200 steps from the water. The Gulf directly behind the house is shallow - a 6’ tall person could walk a 100 yards out with their head above water (guessing – I did not do this). Depending on the level of tide, the beach has 25-150’ of sand in most locations. Even at the highest tide, there is no problem finding a place to sit/lay on the beach. We spent the majority of the week on the beach and on some days saw no other individuals. Other days, we may have seen a couple of other families, but for the most part we had miles of beach to ourselves. For anyone interested in shelling, there is a beach on Alligator Point which is about a 20 minute drive. Alligator Point’s beach was also very secluded and had miles of beach with thousands of shells. I have visited many beaches in Florida and the only beach where I saw more shells was on Sanibel Island. We chose this specific property as it allowed dogs. We brought our two Australian Shepherds who ran all week long on the beach without incident. The only time they were leashed was walking across the backyard and boardwalk. Dogs are required to be on leash on the beach at Alligator Point. Property and surrounding area get an A+ on being dog friendly. Many thanks to Steve and Nancy!
- Guest Scott D
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 02/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Scott for the review. When I first read it I thought two things...(1). it covered a lot of points people would like to know... (2). it was so good people would think I wrote it! Please come back and stay with us again, Steve, Nancy and Sam.
St. Teresa relaxed
St. Teresa relaxed
My husband and I first visited the "Lazy Dolphin" in June of this year and are planning on returning in the fall. The property is nestled down a private lane in the "Florida woods," a few hundred yards from a quietly secluded Gulf-front beach. Tall pines and cool palms shade the well manicured back yard from the warm afternoon sun. The yard is ideal for families visiting with children and/or pets.....all can play while the parents enjoy grilling fresh seafood after a day of fun on the beach. The two-story house includes a cool and relaxing downstairs living room area with a fully equipped kitchen. The upstairs has a full-size washer/dryer perfect for throwing in multiple loads of beach wear and wet beach towels. The owners are very helpful with ideas for local restaurants and other tourist escapes. We reside in North Carolina and the 20-hour round trip drive is well worth the experience.
- Guest Radar
- Date of stay 06/15/11
- Review Submitted 10/08/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Exclusive relaxing in private!
Exclusive relaxing in private!
Driving through the wooded drive and seeing the beach houses peeking through with glimpses of water behind them was exciting. We were looking for a quiet place to take a vacation without crowds of people with thousands of rooms around. The house was wonderful! It was spacious and comfortable. I was able to do my own cooking and save money by not eating out. The bedroom loft was an oasis with a view. The crowds on Memorial Day consisted of maybe 30 people on the beach. After the holiday we saw only 2 or 3 people at a time. It was very relaxing to go for walks and look at shells. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area going West toward Appalachicola and St. George Island. We enjoyed Alligator Point and Ochlockonee Bay. A must see would be the Wakulla Springs area and Jungle Cruise. There were some shelling beaches on Alligator Point and we enjoyed that. We would recommend that anyone looking for a quiet and restful place consider this beach house. The only drawback was the fact that the yellow flies were biting that week.
- Guest Iowa Lovers
- Date of stay 05/29/10
- Review Submitted 06/09/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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7 night min stay
Sep 1 - May 30
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $107 nightly
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $125 nightly
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- Nearest Airport: Tallahassee Regional Airport at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US Highway 98 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: On the Beach at St. Teresa
- Nearest Barpub: Angelos at 12 Miles
- Nearest Golf: St James Bay Golf at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Seinyard at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: Moved to St Teresa in 1996 and work with the local CBS affiliate operating beach web cams across the panhandle of north Florida. Enjoy meeting people from all over the world with our nearby vacation rental property.
Why the Owner Chose St. Teresa:
St Teresa is where my family spent the summers. I grew up on St Teresa beach and it has not changed in 50 years. This is NOT PC, Destin or St George Island type area!! It is Exclusive and Private. Trees, Private Beach, no noise, no lights and a sky full of stars at night. Enjoy the area for the Natural Beauty surrounding you. You will be in a very wooded area with Nature all around you. Enjoy it. This is the last of it Florida has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The forest goes down to the water. We have animals and birds. The fishing is great from shore or our nearby dock. Great local restaurants just 10 minutes in all directions. Excellant golf club and grill just 6 minutes from the house. WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY!
- Primary: (850) 591-9750 (Florida, USA)
St Teresa Beach House on the Gulf, surrounded by forest, large grass yard
Parking area behind house
From Stairs looking at Living Room
Coffee Makers, Blenders, Microwave, Eating area, Dishwasher, Treated Water.
Dining Area with small Library, Spiral Stairs to Master BR second floor level
Master Bedroom view towards the Water. Whole wall is glass sliders!
Laundry area. Full size Maytag washer/dryer. Bring Soap.
Beach Deck on Sand Dunes
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Our beach out front... miles of private, secluded beach
Living Room with Fireplace, HD TV. Free wireless WIFI .
First Floor Living Area. HD TV on Premium DirecTV SAT TV. Fireplace.
Downstairs Full Bath
View from Dining towards Kitchen. Spiral Stairs to MBR.
Master BR upstairs with fireplace
My Lab Sam loves his walks on the Beach.
Sun down over Turkey Point and low tide.
Have your wedding at the beach. We can provide catering, and even the service.
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