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Dog Friendly.on Beach.Private, Secluded. Pier. Free Wifi & Kayaks.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 kitchens, 2 Bdrms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) on 3acres.

WHAT IS SAINT TERESA? St Teresa is only 5 miles of quiet, exclusive, secluded second family homes. A true 'Eco-vacation' at the Lazy Dolphin ....our cottage is located on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast' where the forest meets the beautiful Gulf water. Far from traffic and city lights Saint Teresa Beach is like Florida was 100 years ago. You will be in the forest with miles of private beach at your front door. Great fishing right off the beach and a dozen local restaurants nearby. Welcome to 'Old St Teresa' with over 100 years of family enjoyment and history.

Enjoy walking on miles of wide sugar white beach with two docks, usually all by yourself. Watch eagles and otters. We have many nature parks nearby, and many bike trails. Fresh seafood and, yes, there is a golf course ( only 10 minutes away). St Teresa has 130 years of history. A beach community nestled deep in the National Forest. It is only available to owners and their guests/renters. The St Teresa homes are passed from father to son. An exclusive private community with only eight beach rentals in the entire 5 mile length of beach. (We are directly on 5 miles of very wide continuous beach... you do not walk down a road or drive to the beach). Each home/lot has a minimum 1.25 acres and some are over 2-3 acres. We are unique in this area of Florida. We have a history, miles of beach, you may not see a soul your entire stay. We have modern well managed homes with every comfort. This is not a rental area, you have a family's home at St. Teresa.

Exclusive and Private Property. Our home is a two story 1600 sq ft beach house with two kitchen areas, located on the beach with central AC/Heat, ceiling fans in all rooms, on the gulf, fully furnished. Property has a large grass yard in front, Beach Deck Platform out at the sand dunes. 150 feet from the waterline.

First floor features full large kitchen, microwave, range/oven and refrigerator, The downstairs Living area has a 42' Flat Screen Hi-Def big screen, VHS, DVD, with Premium HD satellite TV chaannels and FREE WiFi Internet. Full Bath downstairs. Wood Burning Fireplace. And two sleeper (Full) Futon sofas, a Recliner with Spiral Staircase to second floor. Out side wide wood stairs to second floor also.

Second floor is a huge master suite with queen bed and awesome view of the gulf through a whole wall of slider glass doors. Master Suite also features a counter with sink, toaster, toaster oven, and micro fridge with freezer. Great for early breakfast or late snack without going downstairs! Upstairs fireplace next to bed. 32' flat screen TV with HD SAT TV with DVD. Laundry area upstairs with full size washer and dryer. Full Bath upstairs. Second bedroom upstairs features Trundle bed that will sleep one or two. Ceiling Fans on both floors. Extra sink in hallway to back bedroom.

Large grass yard, house is on the beach, on the Gulf, with one of the finest white sand beaches at St. Teresa . Outside hot/cold shower and covered front deck. Second floor has wrap around wood deck and side stairs to ground.

About the Area: St Teresa is a beach side community made up of private homes owned mostly by Tallahassee residents. Only a handful of people live here year-round so the beaches are not only private, restricted to homeowners, but also unpopulated most of the time. St Teresa is in the middle of a National forest area and the forest goes almost to the water. Our water is very shallow and we do not have large waves and undertow. Best for Fishing! Our wide white sand beach stretches for miles. We are about 15 minutes (north-west-east) from small communities that have fine dining (casual). Please bring extra beach TOWELS, and expendables (TP, Soaps, etc.). All utensils. coffee makers, blender, toaster ovens and microwave are furnished. Google map us at 3974 St Teresa Ave, St Teresa , FL 32358

People who have enjoyed our home over the years come to walk on the secluded beach, enjoy nature all around, and a fresh seafood meal. Enjoy what Florida was like 100 years ago. St. Teresa. There is nothing like it anymore.

Keywords: Dog Friendly, Beach Front, 2 Story Beach Home. Secluded, Exclusive and Private Community. Nestled in the Forest of St. James Island. With Beach Side Cabana. Free WIFI Internet and Free Premium HD SAT TV. St Teresa Beach. Large Dogs ok.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age for Rental is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very Private and safe beach. Water is VERY SHALLOW. No heavy surf or undertow, Good fishing. Wide white beach. This beach does not have any other guests/people. There are nearby attractions for children. Inquire, please....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may Smoke on the propery, but not in the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    For $100-150 non-refundable Pet Fee bring your best friend with you on your Florida vacation. Limited to Dogs only, please. More than one dog up to three fee is $150....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Master: 1 queen


  • Off Master: 1 murphy bed


  • Downstairs: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    futons are full size beds...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) Located in the Huge Master Suite. Next to wood burning Fireplace. Full Wall of Glass sliders faces Beach. Downstairs two futons full size. Upstairs in Second Bedroom is a Trundle Bed that can be a single, two singles (one up/one down) or pull it out and up to make a Full Bed. Please bring extra big beach towels....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Spiral Staircase between floors. Inquire if elderly/disabled/handicapped person requires second floor. Pet Friendly area. Really good seafood available. House also features a mini kitchen upstairs in the Master Suite. Bike Trails nearby. Bed Linens Available. Bring Beach Towels!...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    All TV's have HD SAT TV with ALL 308 Premium Stations Available. 42 HD Flat Screen TV. DVD Player attached. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Upstairs: Flat Screen TV with Premium HD SAT TV. TV also has a DVD and all TV's get over 300 channels with movie channels....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Property features a large manicured grass yard, wood walkway to the beach with Beach Platform at Dunes....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    St James Bay Golf Club. 6 miles west on US 98 from house. Open to Public. Collared shirts dress code....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Not in a Cove or Bay....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Panacea 12 miles east. Gas, food, bait and tackle. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have a reef 5 miles offshore which gives our beach very small wave action. Also gives us a lot of sand because we do not have water erosion. Fishing great right off the beach or on our pier....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Also, Ceiling Fans and Floor Fans in all rooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free WiFi provided....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size Maytag Washer and Dryer. Counter top Laundry area with full size Sink....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    In Living Room downstairs and next to Master Bed upstairs....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    12Mb WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    LR has 42' Flat screen SAT TV HD with 300 channels and all Premium stations. Fireplace, two full futon sofas. Full Bath off LR....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    On site two cars. Bringing boat check with owner first....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    behind house, see picture...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Wireless Only. AT&T Sprint or Verizon...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Some bath and wash clothes. Bring extra beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size May Tag Washer and Dryer. Top loader washer. Bring Soap....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE!! Just Choose 'RENTAL' from Wifi selections....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Check dampers before lighting! Fire Logs work great....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Want to have a Party and Relax at the same time? We can provide Catering Services. Inquire....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular filter and Keurig Coffee Maker Available. Bring your K Cups! Coffee maker regular style in upstairs mini kitchen area....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Pots Pans Utensils provided....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Bring all expendables such as paper towels, trash bags, soaps, food....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Mini fridge upstairs in master, Full size in main Kitchen...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove/oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven both upstairs and downstairs...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upstairs with Deck Furniture...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    Rentals available. Many bike trails in area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck off MBR upstairs with chairs....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    At the Sand Dunes we have a Beach Platform to climb up on for a beautiful view of the water and Sunsets. On those hot days you can relax in the shade underneath.!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two very nice courses nearby, One just six miles west. Collared shirts required. Restaurant at club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals Available. Ocean dual, and Ocean single, also one sit-in available. PFD's included. Wakulla River rentals nearby. $25-$50 per day....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Beach platform at sand dunes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large grass yard between house and beach....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Weber...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At Country Club 6 miles West. Inquire at Club....moreless

  • Walkway To Water


Write a review 4.5
from 62 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 17
May 20 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall 17 Winter 17
Sep 9 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $120 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 7.5%


Rates are subject to change.

Minimum rental age is 25 years old.

There is a no refund policy for cancellation or partial stay.

Hurricane evacuation will be pro-rated as necessary.

Dogs welcome with prior info and pet fee.

Guests limited to those specified in reservation.

Extra Charges for extra guests arriving that are NOT in contract

Picture ID for check-in please.

Contract Rates apply to guests in contract reservation only.

Children are to be 18 years or younger.

Additional guests/visitors not in contract are subject to additional charges.

This is a "No Smoking" house. Smoking allowed outside.

You are responsible for your Dog behavior during stay. Dogs are allowed on beach, but must be under either voice command or leash.

If you use the grill, please you must clean it for the next guest.

The address of the home is 3974 St Teresa Ave, St Teresa, FL 32358. Choose Franklin County for the GPS.

By reserving this house with your deposit you agree to all these house rules.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tallahassee Regional Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
St James Bay Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 98
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tropical Trader
Sopchoppy, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
On the Beach

Car: Necessary

30 minutes from Wakulla Springs 'World Deepest Freshwater Springs' the Jungle Cuise is a must do, visit the Gulf Specimen Aquarium, and you are just 30 minutes from historic Apalachicola, and St Marks wildlife refuge, Shelling on the beach and on nearby St George Island State Park. Great area for Parks with outstanding Facilities. St. Marks Wild Life Refuge, Wakulla Springs State Park, Cape San Blas State Park, Fort San Marcos, Bald Point State Park...Inquire for details.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: Moved to St Teresa in 1996 and work with the local CBS affiliate operating beach web cams across the panhandle of north Florida. Enjoy meeting people from all over the world with our nearby vacation rental property.

Why the Owner Chose Sopchoppy, FL, USA:
St Teresa is where my family spent the summers. I grew up on St Teresa beach and it has not changed in 60 years. This is NOT LIKE PC, DESTIN or St George Island type area or water!! Good fishing off beach or pier. It is Exclusive and Private. Wooded.Trees, Private Beach, no lights and a sky full of stars at night. Watch wildlife, empty beach, wind through pines, relax and unplug. Put our beach chair in the shallow water and take a nap. Enjoy the area for the Natural Beauty surrounding you. You will be in a very secluded very wooded area with Nature all around you. Enjoy it. This is the last of it Florida has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The forest goes down to the water. We have animals and birds. The fishing is GREAT from shore or our nearby dock. Great local restaurants just 10 minutes in all directions. Excellent golf club and grill just 6 minutes from the house. WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • No big waves, under tow. Great fishing off beach or pier.

    No big waves, under tow. Great fishing off beach or pier.

  • We are dog friendly. They will love the beach!

    We are dog friendly. They will love the beach!

  • Forest goes down to the beach in places. You may not see anyone for days.

    Forest goes down to the beach in places. You may not see anyone for days.

  • Full size Futons

    Full size Futons

  • Kitchen Drip and K-cup coffee makers. Bar with two seats.

    Kitchen Drip and K-cup coffee makers. Bar with two seats.

  • First floor dining table and Library.

    First floor dining table and Library.

  • Second Bedroom off MBR with Trundle Bed. TV for DVDs/VHS tapes. Great kids room.

    Second Bedroom off MBR with Trundle Bed. TV for DVDs/VHS tapes. Great kids room.

  • Beach Platform with chairs, loungers and free Kayaks.

    Beach Platform with chairs, loungers and free Kayaks.

  • Kayaks and Beach platform with beach chairs.

    Kayaks and Beach platform with beach chairs.

  • Winn's Photo of STB

    Winn's Photo of STB

  • 5 miles of private, wide secluded beach.

    5 miles of private, wide secluded beach.

  • Living area down. Two Futons and Recliner. 42" HD Premium SAT TV.

    Living area down. Two Futons and Recliner. 42" HD Premium SAT TV.

  • Second floor Master Bed. 32" HD SAT TV All Premium channels.

    Second floor Master Bed. 32" HD SAT TV All Premium channels.

  • Upstairs mini Kitchen and Full size Washer/Dryer.

    Upstairs mini Kitchen and Full size Washer/Dryer.

  • Our Beach...

    Our Beach...

  • Weber charcoal Grill and outside table.

    Weber charcoal Grill and outside table.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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