"I had an absolutely lovely stay. The house was in immaculate condition with three lovely bedrooms and 2 baths around a large central room. The screened porch was fabulous and gave direct views out over the bay. The sunsets are beyond compare. The setting is quiet, peaceful and far removed from the typical Florida crowds and high rises. Local beaches, state parks, wildlife preserves and state and national forests provide miles of beautiful scenery and hiking, biking, water activity opportunities and seafood galore. The owner quickly responded to all my queries, was friendly, professional and easy to deal with.
Carabelle and Carabelle Beach are great spots. Appalachicola is an absolutely adorable town with lovely restaurants, artist stores, and a quaint downtown. It's about 50 minutes away. The drive there is breathtakingly beautiful, directly alongside the water for many long stretches with no houses to block the view. St. George island and its state park, along with St. Joe and the St. Joe Peninsula, also offer unbeatable scenery as well as restaurants, etc. And nearby Alligator Point is another lovely drive and offers more miles of empty beaches (note - don't expect concession stands!) I was looking for seclusion and natural beauty, not nightlife and highrises, so this vacation rental exactly met my needs. Plenty of places to rent kayaks, miles of virtually empty beaches, birdlife, and biking. There's a bike path right outside the front door that goes about 3 miles down to the beach and small wildlife preserve at the end of the road. Then there's another 9-10 mile bike path through a quiet wooded stretch to the tiny town of Sopchoppy."
Guest: Mara D.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 30, 2015