Pirate Point in Shell Point ... Bay Front, Large Boat Dock, Wifi, Pool, Porch(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Mobile Home
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8
Only minutes from the Apalachee Bay and spectacular fishing, our comfortable 4-bedroom vacation home in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee) is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, which has a community swimming pool and tennis court, and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a large boat dock (room for 3 boats) located on a point, overlooking the bay. The boat launch is conveniently located nearby. This is the view that everyone else in Paradise Village is jealous of! Any time of the day, you can kick back on the porch and watch the boats come and go ... or enjoy nature at its best, with blue herons, pelicans, white egrets, and dolphins. If you are any early bird, you can enjoy watching the sun come up over Live Oak Island from the living area, master bedroom, or the screened-in porch. To catch sunset, you can go to Shell Point Beach and be in awe as the sky is painted with a different variation of colors each night. This is truly a relaxing paradise!
Fishing: 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 redfish 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.
Golf: For the golfer, Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone 850-926-4653
Tennis: For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street from the golf course at Wakulla High School on Hwy. 98 in Medart. Paradise Village also has a tennis court.
Biking: Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail stretches about 20.5 miles from Tallahassee south to St. Marks. Longleaf pine and forests of oak, wax myrtle and yaupon holly nicely shade the route. The trail is wide and smooth, with occasional restrooms and benches along the rural stretches.
Hiking: There are many nature trails to choose from, along with some paved trails. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and all of the state parks have hiking trails. Be sure to take bug spray, unless you are hiking in the wintertime. Nearby state parks include Wakulla Springs, Bald Point, San Marcos de Apalache, and Ochlockonee River.
Birding & Wildlife: If you have come looking for the call of the wild, then you come to the right place. With vast acres of undeveloped lands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, our natural areas support an unbelievable abundance of wildlife with verified counts of over 300 species of migratory and nesting birds; 52 species of mammals such as the West Indian manatee and Florida black bear; 40 species of amphibians, and 65 species of reptiles.
Windsurfing: Shell Point is also great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year.
Restaurants: For those who enjoy great seafood, Angelo's in Panacea (20 minutes away) is one of the finest renowned seafood restaurants anywhere - located right on the water. Nearby Spring Creek Restaurant (less than 10 minutes away) also boasts delicious seafood, including soft shell crab, along with a casual down-home atmosphere. Mad Anthony’s Waterfront Grille located on Dickerson Bay at the Rock Landing Marina in Panacea, FL offers some unique seafood dishes, craft beers, with tiki bar dining by the bay. Riverside Café in St. Marks and Ouzts Too in Newport have great food and often have weekend live entertainment. There are many other wonderful restaurants in our area. If you decide to rent with us, we will send you a list of all of the nearby restaurants, along with our personal rating on each one.
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.
Lighthouses & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (15 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. There are 3 other lighthouses along our Forgotten Coast --- Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, St. George Island Lighthouse on St. George Island and Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe.
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 a block and a half from Pirate Point. 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. Other nearby beaches include Mashes Sands Beach (which has a fishing pier), Alligator Point Beach (25 miles) and Carrabelle Beach (40 miles).
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, check out Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away.
Tallahassee Museum: The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science is about 30 minutes away, and offers a look at Florida’s wildlife in a natural setting.
Maclay Gardens: Maclay Gardens is located on Thomasville Road in Tallahassee (40 miles away). A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.
Tallahassee & Shopping: Only 30 minutes from Shell Point, 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). Other, more unique shopping can be found at Apalachicola, which is about an hour drive.
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Member since: 2002
- Mobile Home
- 1612 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- We offer approximately 1612 sq. ft. of spacious living quarters, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and a large screened-in porch that stretches across the bay side. The family room is a large open space and is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 34' TV and bar seating. Our accommodations will sleep 7-8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, 2 double size beds, 1 twin bed - each is in a separate bedroom ... 3 bedrooms have TV's. Perfect for any size family or a bunch of guys who just want to fish. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Gated Community
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
In Season 2017
Mar 16 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Off Season 2017 / 2018
Sep 11 - Mar 15, 2018
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
In Season 2018
Mar 16 - Sep 9, 2018
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Off Season 2018 / 2019
Sep 10 - Mar 15, 2019
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Cleaning fee $85
- Tax Rate 11%
Rates below include 11% sales tax and $85 cleaning fee, but do not include the refundable $100 security/damage deposit, which will be returned after cleanup. *Pet fees are extra.
IN-SEASON…Mar 16-Sept 10
...2 ni … $345 + tax + cleaning = $467.95 total expense
…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $515 + tax + cleaning = $656.65 total expense
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$645 + tax + cleaning = $800.95 total expense
...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$360 + tax + cleaning = $484.60 total expense
...5 ni …$770 + tax + cleaning = $939.70 total expense
...6 ni …$845 + tax + cleaning = $1022.95 total expense
...7 ni …$895 + tax + cleaning = $1078.45 total expense
OFF SEASON…Sept 11-Mar 15
...2 ni … $255 + tax + cleaning = $368.05 total expense
…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $385 + tax + cleaning = $512.35 total expense
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$465 + tax + cleaning = $601.15 total expense
...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$285 + tax + cleaning = $401.35 total expense
...5 ni …$535 + tax + cleaning = $678.85 total expense
...6 ni …$620 + tax + cleaning = $773.20 total expense
...7 ni …$695 + tax + cleaning = $856.45 total expense
...Monthly Nov. thru Feb. ...$1275 + tax + cleaning = $1500.25 total expense per month (additional cleaning fee may be required for stays of more than one month)
*Small pets are allowed with prior approval only. Pet fees are $10 a day for 1 pet / $15 a day for 2 pets, or $50 a week for 1 pet / $75 a week for 2 pets. An additional $50 per pet may be added to your refundable $100 security/damage deposit.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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: Swimming, bird watching, river boat tours
Golf: Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone 850-926-4653.
Deb's Forgotten Coast Rentals
About: 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.
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Backyard view, showing boat dock and screened-in porch (boat shown not available
Paradise Village Pool, showing covered picnic tables, about 1 block away.
View from back yard.
Screened in porch, with view of Apalachee Bay.
Kitchen / Den Area, Bar & 5 Stools, WiFi, Adjoins Screened-In Porch, 34 in. TV.
Master Bedroom, Kingsize with Bay View
Master Bath, with Shower and Double Sinks
Guest Bedroom, Twin with Bay View
Hall Guest Bath, Tub/Shower Combo, Single Sink.
Driveway and side yard at Pirate Point.
Low tide sunrise view over Aplachee Bay and Live Oak Island from the back yard.
Shell Point Beach on the Apalachee Bay, showing large covered pavilion.
Paradise Village Pool, overlooks canal, about a block from Pirate Point.
Large boat dock, right out your back door (boat shown not included).
Sunset Canal View from the dock.
Den, 2 recliners, 34 in. Flat Screen TV, DVD,Bay View, Adjoins Screened-in Porch
Kitchen and Bar with seating for 4, Bay View
Master bedroom, king-size bed, 32 in. flat screen TV, bay view, adjoins porch.
Guest Bedroom, Double Bed, 24 in. Flat Screen TV, street view.
Guest Bedroom, Double Bed, 24 in. TV, Street View.
Foyer entrance to Pirate Point.
Sunrise over Apalachee Bay and Live Oak Island as seen from the yard.
Shell Point Beach on the Apalachee Bay, about 2 blocks from Pirate Point
Shell Point Beach on the Apalachee Bay, showing covered picnic table (no slide).
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