About the property
- House4500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
6 Bedroom Beach House - Comfortably Sleeps 16 in beds
Ship 2 Shore is an extraordinary beach house with a huge brand new in-ground Swimming Pool.
Our home sits directly on the white sandy Gulf beach and we also own the bay lot across the street where we have a 300' dock.
Why choose Ship 2 Shore?
* Location - Location - Location
* West End has Superior Beaches
* Private Pool 27 x 12 w/sports bottom!
* Closest Public Access is miles away
* Uncrowded Beaches
* Beach Level Bathroom
* 2 Kitchens - 1 is Beach Level
* 300' Private Dock to fish/crab from
* Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat daily
* Large Propane BBQ Grill + Charcoal Grill
Expansive water views from every room in the home, including all of the 6 bedrooms.
Our spectacular home was recently remodeled and redecorated, with an eye to creating a casual seaside atmosphere. Located in the exclusive section of The Point where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Bay, this is one of the few homes privileged to have the pristine sand beaches of the Gulf in the backyard and the crystal blue waters of the Bay in the front yard.
Perfect for any occasion, this extra-special, two story beach house boasts 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, and breathtaking views of the Gulf and Bay from every room.
We are proud that everyone refers to our home, as the nicest beach house on The Point.
4 sets of french doors open to the gulf, immaculate heart pine floors throughout. Hotel quality linens and down pillows on every bed. Memory foam mattresses. Not a detail was overlooked.
It's a very special place.....
Our 4800sf home lays out as follows:
Master bedroom (captains quarters) has a king bed, private bath, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with unimaginable gulf frontage and windows with views of the bay. Fall asleep listening the the waves lapping on the beach.
Admirals Quarters has a queen bed, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with the same gulf frontage as the Master, windows with views of the bay.
Skippers Quarters has a queen bed, amazing views of both the gulf and the bay.
Crews Quarters has 2 twin beds, set in bahama style with a custom built table between. Breathtaking views of the gulf and the bay.
Living room has overstuffed down filled furniture, complimented with nautical theme decorations, mosaic glass tile fireplace, sea glass, mahogany ship wheel, oars,etc. Despite the upscale quality of the furnishings and artwork - our home has conquered the challenge of retaining the coveted 'beach house' feel. Very inviting, casual and extremely comfortable.
The dining room is comprised of a heart pine table and 8 chairs. The kitchen bar seats 4. As most meals are served family style, on the Gulf Porch, there is a teak table, which seats 12 comfortably.
The kitchen has everything, pans of every dimension, crab/lobster pots, roasting pans, poultry racks, crock pots, blenders, cast iron skillets, warming trays, all hand tools and even.....a stick blender. Bosch espresso/cappuccino maker accepts Tassimo pods.
On the Bay side of the house, we have a large covered porch (25'x25') Patio furniture surrounding a marble mosaic table. High end propane grill with convenient fold out stainless prep table.
The Gulf Porch is covered and screened, it is 48' x 12'. Long teak dining table, 5 rocking chairs, a teak couch w/ teak occasional tables, and ..... everyone's favorite.... the 2 person quilted hammock. This porch is everyone's favorite place to hang out.
Just off the Gulf Porch is what we call the 'Sunset Deck'. Some call it the 'Sun Bathing Porch', and my kid's call it the 'Dolphin Watching Porch'. My favorite place to watch the stars at night. For your viewing pleasure, we have a high powered telescope.
Schools of dolphin swim by at least twice per day - and occasionally you will find them swimming around the dock.
We achieved our goal of creating the 'feel' of the downstairs to be ''ole Florida rambling beach house'. It has 2 bedrooms/1 bath, a morning kitchen, a living room and a ping-pong table. It lays out as follows....
The Mermaids Quarters has a Queen size bed and eye level views of the beach.
The Bunk room (Pirates Quarters) has 1 set of bunk beds (2 twins stacked). We built the room so the little tikes in the bunk beds could fall asleep watching the stars.
In the downstairs living room there are 2 brand new queen size sleeper sofas.
The downstairs is beach level :) Designed so that beach-goers can come in and out with ease. The floors are beach proof! (no sand or water worries)
There is a morning kitchen downstairs, with a fridge/ice maker, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, etc.
You can walk right in from the pool or beach grab a beverage, make a cocktail or sandwich, go to the bathroom--- all without going upstairs.
There is yet another covered porch downstairs, with a teak table that seats at least 10, a teak porch swing and a covered sand play area - which is great for when the kids have had too much sun.
Downstairs living room has comfortable seating with cushioned wicker chairs, atop jute carpets.
What key features make our beach house stand out among the others??????
Guests may fish/crab from the 300’ private dock or tie your boat off to the anchor buoy located adjacent to the dock.
Elevator - I learned this lesson when I rented my first beach house. I spent hours lugging suitcases, groceries, coolers, baggage, parents and kids up 2 flights of stairs! With an elevator, just load 'em all in the elevator and press UP!
Boardwalk to Beach - many beach houses just have a beaten path over the dunes, which can be difficult. We have a wide boardwalk directly to the sand - keeping bare feet safe all the way to the beach.
Covered Porches - Expansive covered porches on both watersides of our home are an absolute necessity for a comfortable reprise from the sun.
If you're looking for the 'home away from home' vacation, and you want it to be simple and carefree- our home is for you.
Beach towels, hair dryers in each bathroom, household/laundry products included.
Please know when you are renting one of my homes you don’t have the extra costs or aggravation of renting beach chairs, chaise lounges, umbrellas, beach/pool towels, beach toys, etc.
Our homes all come completely stocked, which saves you time, money, aggravation and suitcase space,,,,,, items such as: shampoo, body wash, laundry products, paper towels, paper products, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, baggies, garbage bags, cleaning products, every spice you could imagine, olive oil, coffee, etc. etc. etc. All you really need to do is, bring your luggage and groceries and alllll the rest is already there.
Make memories of a lifetime at Ship 2 Shore on beautiful Alligator Point!
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About Linda ODonnell
Love the Beaches of Franklin County and all of the Forgotten Coast
Linda ODonnell purchased this House in 2007
Why Linda ODonnell chose Alligator Point
When the decision was made to purchase a beach house, I drove every beach front property from Shell Point Florida to Gulf Shores Alabama. I chose Alligator Point first and then I chose this home. The closest public access is several miles down the beach, so there are never any strangers or crowds on our beach. That's important to me. Uncrowded Beaches - I prefer to hear the dolphins breathing and the seagulls chirping, as opposed to chatter from beach combers. With the home came an unexpected delightful bonus.... It is the only place on the earth (that I have ever been), where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same porch. Elevator - No lugging coolers, suitcases, kids and up a flight of stairs. Ground level kitchen and bathroom - so convenient on beach days. 300' private dock, fish and crab in your own space. Makes loading and unloading the boat an effortless task. Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat everyday, just tie off at the anchor buoy. Wooden Boardwalk to the beach This beach house gives me peace, calms the soul.
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Perfect for our family of 8 adults and 3 kids. We loved being secluded and had everything we needed!
Great Location, Nice House
This really is a great spot, very remote. My family and I met here for a few days. We all brought groceries so that we wouldn't have to go anywhere. Over the 4 days, we saw only a handful of people walking on the beach. Being away from city lights, the stars at night were awesome! Great sunset pictures from the beach side and especially from the dock on the bay side. The house is in good shape. It was clean. As described, everything you'll need is there. Plenty of towels, beach towels, games, all kitchen dishes, utensils, etc. The bigger beds seemed comfy, i was told. The twin beds, however, are all the old metal spring type mattresses. So as an adult, if you had to sleep on one since the house was full, it was not comfortable at all. That, and few insects in the house are really the only complaints i have. And I don't mean something that flew in the door. My dad had something crawl on him while sitting on the couch, and then something in his bed. So that made me kind of nervous, though i don't think it was a bed bug. The outside shower, the pool, and the elevator were all awesome! I would recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the world for a few days, and i hope to return myself.
Thank you for the kind words on my impeccably maintained home. You are correct the twin room was designed for kids, I will check out the twin bed mattresses see if foam pillow tops will do the trick. We do have weekly pest control service, however when you're at the beach in a natural setting it is very possible for an insect to catch a ride in on a human or a pet. Yes, it is a great home and a perfect get away!
We had a wonderful Time
The home and the beach were outstanding. There were 16 of us and we had a great time.
Beautiful home and beautiful views and very well equipped.
The home was very well equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen, bathrooms and on the beach. The pool was an excellent size and we enjoyed many hours of fun in it. The beach was very private and we enjoyed playing there also. The dock provided a great place to fish and we caught our first sting ray from it (released it of course). The house actually felt like a home and was very warm and inviting. My only criticism would be that we did not know there was only an outdoor entrance to the first floor from the main level. This provided a bit a of dilemma for us as part of family vacations are for the cousins to get to spend lots of time together and we were a little concerned about leaving them alone on the lower level. Also the lower level had a musty smell (this in no way bothered the kids).
We had a great vacation and loved the house and all of the private outdoor space. Except for one run for a few groceries we needed we never left the place.
Yes, a fully stocked house makes for a simple vacation. Just bring your groceries and luggage and everything else is already there. Thanks for bring to my attention the musty smell - it turned out to be a beautiful sisal rug that I bought in May. They have an unusual odor to start with, and then I found out that my housekeepers were using floor steamers on it. LOL - well that didn't work too well. The rug has been removed.
This is a beautiful place to stay. The views from the front and the back of the how are amazing!!
The layout of the house is great, there were 12 of us that shared this house and we were all very comfortable. We were all about to have alone time and not feel we were being interrupted. The pool, the hammock, and the out door shower seem to be the place to be because the kids seem to spend most of their time there.
The one thing I love the most was that the only things we needed to bring was our clothes, personal hygiene items, and food. Everything is provided for you which make a vacation even more enjoyable. Our week stay was the best we could have had and when we visit Florida again, this is the beach house I would rent every time.
Thank you for taking excellent care of my baby. Ship 2 Shore is a very special place. Being on the gulf and having view of the bay too - it's crazy beautiful. So fortunate to have a house that has water views from just about everywhere. You are welcome back anytime!
the property was fabulous, we had a great family time celebrating my daughter's graduation
thanks for letting me check in early, and leave a little late, i would be curious to know what the cleaning staff thought of our departure cleaning...we greeted them still cleaning and making sure everything was as wonderful as we received it. the beach, water was great, the starry nights. as soon as I left, I wanted to return. I would suggest a humidifier or open the bottom more often. it was a little musty. We could not find any extra blankets for the pull out sofas, but we made due. The house temperature was adequate. the grill was nice to have, there were so many spices, I thought we were having a chef stop by. The cable would not work for us in the bottom level. I like that we are secluded enough for privacy, but close enough to still feel part of the community. The house was very well stocked with everything. Great time
My cleaning staff says - you are welcome back anytime! Thank you for taking such good care of my home.
We've gotten to the bottom of the musty odor. Turned out to be the new sisal rug in the down stairs. Anyhow, it's been removed and all is good now.
I get that same feeling when I leave Ship 2 Shore - I want to come back.
All my best,
Fishing Charter Boats available at Full service marina 1/2 mile away. Championship Golf Course 15 miles from Alligator Drive. St. James Bay Golf Resort