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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

Keywords: House

More Details

Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth.

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2001


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Very relaxing time at this adorable beach bungalow. Your family very clearly loves this house :)

  • 5 of 5

Every room you walk into and everywhere you look you'll find something adorably beach or "Grouper" related :). The house is warm and welcoming and has everything you'll need for your stay! Beds are so comfortable you might just want to sleep in....but don't!! Wake up and open the blinds in the living room and you will see the sun rising over the ocean through the huge picture window. Or better yet, grab a cup of coffee and walk down Grouper Street and take it all in. You'll be glad you did! Thank you Whitworths for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just loved this bungalow! Everything was there to make it feel like home! I really enjoyed walking the beach and watching the wildlife was amazing and the privacy is awesome! I just can't say enough about it. I will only come back here. Joel was very helpful and made me feel welcome! Great owner!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I absolutely love the spotted grouper. It is my favorite vacation destination.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace, and quiet, and a comfortable Bungalow close to the beach, the spotted grouper is the perfect getaway spot. The house is kept very clean, and has a very warm feel to it. I love the living beach, and the easy to wade in water. I highly recommend staying at the Grouper.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful forgotten coast

  • 3 of 5

Weather was surprisingly warm during our Feb 2017 visit. Neighbor Ben was friendly & helpful. Folks we met in Panacea & Crawfordville were friendly & informative. We enjoyed fishing, hiking, & exploring areas of St Mark's Wildlife Refuge. Revisited favorite areas in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, & St George Island. Enjoyed eating out & cooking many forms of fresh seafood. A quiet peaceful area.

3 star rating is because we found the cottage to feel dark & be less modern than we would generally prefer. I did my best at self cleaning the cottage, but felt it could use a thorough cleaning.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your month's stay in our area! There truly are many wonderful adventures available...and our neighbors are the best! You are correct regarding the lighting in our little cottage. We have purposely chosen to rely on soft ambient lighting throughout (40w incandescent bulbs, and do not allow any florescent bulbs); we carefully selected darker colors for the bedroom walls (especially for our guests who like to nap or sleep late on their vacations); and the SG is surrounded by 200+ yo oaks that offer a shady respite from the sun. It it our hope that these attributes will provide a gentle and welcoming old-Florida charm that is not easily duplicated. We do try to make sure that our published photographs accurately convey what our guests should expect. The Spotted Grouper is a grandfathered-in, ground-level concrete block house that is well past her 50th birthday. She does have a few wrinkles and bumps that make cleaning beach sand a challenge. Thank you for taking the time to clean her so well!
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is super comfy and has just about everything you would want or need for a vacation. Fairly secluded and a true get-a-way! If the windows are open you can hear the waves. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we do hope you come back! Yes, if the windows are open you can hear the's really that quiet and the water is really that close. We knowthat we are prejudiced, but we think it's one of the great spots on the planet!!
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Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our month long visit to the Spotted Grouper! It was exactly as described. The Grouper was very clean and well maintained. When the washing machine quit working, the problem was addressed immediately. Everything is on one level and the owners have made this beach cottage so welcoming. It sleeps four comfortably and the kitchen is well appointed for preparing meals while staying there. We loved the short walk to the beach and enjoyed watching the sunrise. We also loved seeing a bald eagle, many other shore birds as well as the dolphins. The shelling was good, too!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, B! And thank for your patience with the washing machine...Joel really does make repairs a priority. It was so very nice to meet you and to be hosted in our own cottage! Truly a treat to remember. Glad your kiddos are moving closer to you...but sad that you won't have that reason to return to our area. All the best!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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