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Panoramic Bay Vew, Private Dock, 2 Acres, Designer's Home, Pcb

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Sunrise over the bay as seen from the house.


Last updated: 06/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

THE SETTING: “Fiddler’s Green” is a uniquely romantic and beautiful beach house on 2 private acres with an oyster shell drive. It was built in 1961 and totally renovated in 2005. The property has dozens of huge trees and 800 feet of private bay front and bayou shoreline. The house sits amidst pines, magnolias, and oak trees hung with Spanish moss. St. Andrews Bay is about a mile wide at this point and naval vessels and commercial shipping are commonly seen going in and out of the bay, providing an enjoyable spectacle. The wildlife is similarly interesting, with the bay attracting many birds including egrets, herons, pelicans and the like. Dolphins occasionally swim up under the dock.
A long thin spit of uninhabited land provides a nice morning beach walk and divides the bay from the bayou; it is home to a species of small deer. The bayou is usually inhabited by an alligator who keeps the fish jumping. (Fishermen are especially fond of this area!) Morning sunrises are spectacular across the bay and in the evening the twinkling lights of St. Andrews create a fairyland view from the house as well as the dock.

THE HOUSE: Is beautifully decorated with antiques and art and is extremely comfortable. The large and fully equipped kitchen has a copper-topped bar open to the water view and to the large central living space which comfortably accommodates all sorts of activities: dining, reading, conversation, TV, fireplace, projects and games. It faces a window wall featuring a 180-degree panoramic view of St. Andrews Bay, providing a constantly changing scene of wildlife and boating activities. There are three bedrooms each with its own bath. Two have queen-sized beds and bay windows with window seats and gorgeous views. The third has extra-long twin beds which are usually combined for one king-sized bed. The master bath offers two separate sinks, enclosed toilet room with bidet feature, claw-foot tub, separate stall shower, and walk-in closet. Other rooms include a private office off the kitchen with his and her desks and a laundry room.

CHILDREN: Are welcome at Fiddler’s Green. The beach abounds with fiddler crabs and hermit crabs which children typically delight in observing or capturing for play. There is a swing that is set among the pines with long, long chains, for a long smooth ride. It is convertible for toddlers’ use. There is a portable crib available for infants in the linen closet.

THE BAY and THE DOCKS: The long dock allows for boating but is also a perfect outdoor room for morning coffee and the sunrise or evening cocktails under the stars with a cooling breeze. There are 4 swivel-tilt chairs to allow you to follow the clouds and the wildlife. There is another small dock on the bayou useful for jet skis, canoes, kayaks or small fishing boats. Because tides are variable and can be quite low, the boat you rent or bring needs to have a shallow draw. For a group, pontoon boats work well and are easily rentable at several nearby boat rental facilities; St. Andrews Marina is directly across the bay and provides boat services and gas.

OUR RESTRICTIONS: We will allow only one well-trained small (less than 20 pounds) dog or cat, neither of whom would scratch or dirty the furniture. A pet deposit of $300 is required. It will be refunded upon inspection after the guest leaves. We strictly limit the number of overnight guests to 6.

WHAT’S NEARBY: There are two highly rated golf courses within two miles of the house and the nearby Wyndham Bay Point Resort also offers tennis, a spa, restaurants and various other services. St. Andrews State Park is renowned as having “one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.” It is set in the midst of a beautiful 1100 acre wildlife sanctuary. It is only a short drive away as are numerous restaurants including the famous Captain Anderson’s, that offers ferryboat rides to Shell Island and dinner cruises as well as a delicious menu.

Keywords: pet friendly, private, boat friendly, oak trees, Spanish moss, child friendly, jet ski, wonderful fishing, bird watching, antiques, beautiful furnishings, spacious house and grounds.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            The interior doors are not wide enough for wheelchairs but would be fine for a walker or a breathing device. The house is all on one level, with a walk-in shower in the master suite....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dog or cat (not more than 20 pounds) allowed to stay. Cats must not be allowed to scratch the upholstery and obviously both cats and dogs must be litter/outdoor trained....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Shore life, swing, crib available. Lots of space outside for running around and games. Lots of beach toys and other toys available. Many games....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must occupy the house and be at least 25 yrs. old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking outside the house only....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Plenty of storage, bay window with view...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            2 lg.closets; two large dressers; bay window with view...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Can be made into 1 king size. Twin beds extra long....moreless

          • Small porta-crib available for an infant.

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            two sinks, large counter space and storage...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            2 sinks; enclosed toilet room; storage galore...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            single sink; charming decor....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic food staples, herbs and spices, wraps, foil, paperware, paper towels, napkins, etc. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Good supply of cookware, serving pieces, flatware, large boilers, etc....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Opens into the great room across a copper-topped bar....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Good sized, with ice maker through the door....moreless

          • Dining:

            Round table with lazy Susan seats up to 8....moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Washing Machine:

            Washer and dryer are in a good-sized laundry room next to the master bath and kitchen....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Two seating areas; project/game table with four chairs; card table with 4 chairs...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Please contact owner about this....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two units provide zoned comfort....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Not to be used by guests....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 2 docks, 2 acres, privacy, antiques, copper bartop, 180 degree water views of bay and bayou, beautiful trees, wildlife viewing, owner-designer decorated, separate office with his-and-her desks, separate laundry room, 3 part master bathroom with separate toilet room with bidet feature and clawfoot tub as well as stall shower. If you visit us in the winter, you'll enjoy the heated floors!...moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television


              • Wireless Internet:

                Two person separate office with wifi through the house....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Please use your cell phone for long distance!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                We use the dock as our ourdoor living space!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    The water view is one mile across St. Andrews Bay in front of the house. There is a constant stream of all kinds of shipping vessels, from hydroplanes to helicopters, to cargo ships, to mine sweepers, as well as bird life of all sorts....moreless


                  • Marina
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Surfing


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $2,300 $8,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $2,300 $8,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Pet Fee $300
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  Special "Last minute" rates: $250/night 3 nights or more. $600/2 nights. All Payments in CASH at check-in.

                  Premiums:$200 surcharge if weekly rental includes holidays: New Years, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.$300 surcharge if stay is less than a week.

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                  Last updated: 06/24/2014
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                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 98
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  St. Andrews State Park
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  3.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  2 golf courses
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fine Dining

                  Car: Necessary

                  Fishing from the dock and in the bayou. Rental pontoon boats, waverunners, spa, tennis and golf are all available from the Wyndham Bay Point Resort less than 2 miles away. 10 minutes from St. Andrews State Park ('one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world). With its 'sugar beaches' Panama City Beach offers all the usual beach acitivities as well as a water park and fun houses.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: We are a long married couple with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Boyd is a Radiologist who is semi-retired. His avocation concerns ancestral health, the Paleolithic diet and lifestyle and how it relates to health promotion and disease prevention. He is a 'health nut' who works out every day. Boyd is originally from the state of Maine, to which they return every summer to spend time with children and grandchildren, the lake and the loons. Many of Daphne's interests remain in the decorating field --doing projects for friends and family and especially arranging flowers for church and friends. She is an avid reader and duplicate bridge player who works out with Boyd, but does it kicking and screaming. --

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                  Daphne and Boyd bought the house from the estate after her parents' deaths because they could not bear to sell a place with so many wonderful memories attached! The house was designed and built by her parents in the early 1960's primarily because they loved sailing and so they always kept a sailboat there. Her father (a physician) was a talented amateur architect and her mother was an artist. The unique design of the house is a testimony to their joint creativity. Their lifelong love affair is celebrated in a mosaic tile table in the living area that they designed and personally made. In it are embedded symbols that translate into: 'man + woman = infinity.'

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love the solitude and privacy of Fiddler's Green for reading, study, and hobbies while enjoying the wildlife and the ever-changing scene on the bay. We love the friendships that have grown from the fact that it is so easy to be with other people in this house --there are places to do things as a group or by oneself and still be nearby, in view and in earshot, and always enjoying the view. There is a table for puzzles or projects, a table for bridge or backgammon, a wonderful lazy Susan table for dining, and at least 4 places with good light for reading. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped for one who enjoys cooking and the fact that it is open to the great room means the cook is part of the conversation!

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                  • Sunrise over the bay as seen from the house.

                    Sunrise over the bay as seen from the house.

                  • From great room to bay

                    From great room to bay

                  • Dining area, card table, looking at the peninsula

                    Dining area, card table, looking at the peninsula

                  • Kitchen looking toward office

                    Kitchen looking toward office

                  • View from master bedroom

                    View from master bedroom

                  • Clawfoot tub (stall shower not shown)

                    Clawfoot tub (stall shower not shown)

                  • Guest bath #1

                    Guest bath #1

                  • Guest bath # 2

                    Guest bath # 2

                  • Great room from kitchen and copper bar.

                    Great room from kitchen and copper bar.

                  • Main seating area in center of window wall

                    Main seating area in center of window wall

                  • The Kitchen

                    The Kitchen

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Master bath sink area

                    Master bath sink area

                  • Guest bedroom # 1

                    Guest bedroom # 1

                  • Guest bedroom # 2

                    Guest bedroom # 2

                  • Dock with rented pontoon boat and heron

                    Dock with rented pontoon boat and heron

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, May 12, 2014

                  $350 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 06/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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