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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:
August 15, 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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parking for boats or campers.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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


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(45 traveler reviews)

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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place. The views of the sunrises in the morning through the big picture window in the living room are the best. The house is perfect at capturing old Florida, beautiful pine floors, lovely kitchen farmhouse sink, beautiful antiques throughout. If your go in the right time of year humming birds linger outside kitchen window. Wildlife everywhere we had a wild hog that passed through, saw a large pod of dolphins second day we where there, and the kids and I followed a stingray around for awhile. This was the most relaxing vacation I have had in a long time thanks to this place, they have thought of everything you need. The beach was never crowded like other places, and if you want to do some freshwater swimming go to Wakulla springs ( 30 minute drive) it is awesome. If you do go make sure and jump off the high dive( brings back much youth). Joel and Allise are the best owners I have had the pleasure of doing business with. Thanks for the self cleaning option (hope we did good job) it helps out . We loved it here so much we stayed and extra night. Thank you Joel and Allise for everything, and for providing such a wonderful place for us to visit. We hope to see you next year.

The Hewitt family,

Chris, Emily, Zeph, and Vianne

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Love the location and the house is just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The home sits just steps from the Gulf and a nice walk to Bald Point State Park. Our family has been coming to this house for years and we continue to enjoy it. I love cooking in the kitchen especially in the mornings as the sun streams in through the glass door.

The outdoor shower is great convenience and the large screen porch helps especially with children. The washer and dryer are such a plus to make a stay so much easier for the extended stays.

We love the extra touches that come with the house but the great views along with lots of room on the beach make for another great family beach trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week stay here. A great home away from home in a very quiet and uncrowded neighborhood. It was only a short distance to the beach and I had the beach to myself every morning at sunrise for a 2 mile walk.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, A...don't you love the quiet morning walks on our beach?! The Spotted Grouper is only about 100 yds from the water (guests may walk down sandy Grouper Street or use the boardwalk behind our house to access the the beach). And we have a wonderful outdoor shower for rinsing sand before popping back into the kitchen for the morning cupper! Hope you can visit us again.
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Perfect for my elderly mom!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely beach home with no stairs, a walk-in shower, comfortable beds, and a short easy walk to the beach. My mother, 92 her next birthday, fell in LOVE with this house! We had a great time this weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place with close proximity to the beach

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place ,great time.

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was super clean with a vintage feeling of our childhoods, owners where great about needed items and pointers. Beach was beautiful, quite, felt as if on remote island, only saw several people each day. Local restaurants were great. This was wonderful trip, would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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