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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Spotted Grouper is a delightful Old Florida beach bungalow surrounded by twisted Sand Live Oaks. We are located on Bald Point near Panacea, Florida in a small, quiet beach neighborhood along the Forgotten Coast, surrounded by Bald Point State Park.

The house is 100 yards from the Gulf- to get there just walk down Grouper Street to the water, or use the boardwalk behind the house - there are no streets to cross. The fishing is fantastic, as are the local restaurants and seafood markets.

We are located 45 miles south of Tallahassee, 340 miles due south of Atlanta. The Spotted Grouper sleeps 4 with 1 queen bed and 1 double bed. Sheets and towels are provided.

Note that the Spotted Grouper is 'self-cleaning', ie our guests clean the house themselves on departure. All supplies are provided, as is a cleaning checklist.

Recent updates: Pine floors, new carpet, internet.

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Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth.

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2001


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! Very nice! It is in a secluded area but close to so many things you can do. We visited the parks, St. George Island, Wakulla Springs for a fabulous boat ride though the area where they shot many Tarzan movies, We went to the Stone Crab Festival in St. Marks and Apalachicola for shopping and visiting historic homes. There is lots of history all around you including a World War II museum. PLUS we visited Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. Amazing place!!! It’s not far at all. The location is perfect. The house is cozy and perfect for relaxing. We watched movies from the collection at the house. We plan to return and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lineville, ALabama, USA

Another great stay at The Grouper

  • 5 of 5

We have been here 7 times now ! It was wonderful as always, with beautiful weather. The cottage is always clean and comfortable, stocked with everything we might need. The beds sleep great ! Enjoyed beach walks, sunrises, birds (saw an eagle), seafood, antique shopping and more. We'll be back next year !

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a amazing place to relax and unwind. Quaint house close to the water has everything that you need. The wifi didn't work but that was a blessing with that and little phone service. Owners were very prompt when contacted. Would rate it very high on the list for a return

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Spotted Grouper Bungalow at Old Florida Beach

  • 5 of 5

This recent trip to Florida and the stay at the Spotted Grouper was an absolute pleasure. Relaxing and away from the beaten path is what made the trip so enjoyable. If you like long walks along a beach that feels like its all yours then this a place for your next stay. Bring a good book, kayak, or fishing gear and spend some time in a relaxing atmosphere. The house feels like home and only a few yards from the beach. Super nice in all areas and will book another trip in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

July 4th at the Spotted Grouper

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, nice cool a/c, ocean view, fully equipped everything, comfortable bedding, the living room had several leather sofas and recliners. There was plenty of room for our group of four. The screen porch was a nice place to retreat after dark. The beach is so close and convenient. This home has the owners touches of detail and comfort every where you look. No stairs to climb! Awesome outside shower. We left the Spotless Grouper just as clean as we found it. Thank you Joel and Weesee for your clean and well maintained rental home. We will certainly visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Florida Style

  • 5 of 5

I went to Alligator/Bald point often as a child and it was nice to go back. It is the forgotten part of the forgotten coast. The nearest store is 10 miles away and a decent grocery store is probably 30 miles away BUT if you want to escape and get away this is a great option. The house is like a step back in time but has some improvements and it's clean and quaint. Beach is a living beach and not as pretty as other places in Florida but its not crowded , there's sand between your toes and sun on your shoulders. Wi-Fi and cell service is spotty so be prepared for that but I give it 5 stars and would recommend to others. Great experience and nice having a few days there. Will cherish the memories of a relaxing time with my Family. Will keep an eye on the calendar and plan another trip to the spotted Grouper.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We're glad you and your family enjoyed the Spotted Grouper and Bald Point, and we do hope you'll return. Our favorite grocery store is in Sopchoppy but that's mostly for the atmosphere. There is a Big Top grocer in Panacea (12 miles), but yes the Crawfordville Winn Dixie and the Carrabelle 'Super IGA' are both 25 miles from the house. Our internet service until April 2016 was weak since we were technically beyond the engineering limit of the service on Bald Point. But that should be fixed now so guests should contact our provider Fairpoint Communications if there are issues. Cell service can be spotty, yes. Some say it varies by provider but we're told that this can also be related to interference from the metal roof.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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