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Shorts & Shades in Panacea- Bay Front, Community Pool, No Pets, No Boat Trailers

Bedrooms 1
Space 874 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3

Shorts & Shades, Panacea, FL on Ochlockonee Bay

Put on your 'shorts and shades' and join us for a relaxing escape from your every day routine. Our comfortable 1 bedroom/1 bath condo is located on the 2nd floor (Unit F13) of George's Lighthouse Pointe on Ochlockonee Bay, 40 miles south of Tallahassee on Hwy. 98. Right outside our front door is a balcony where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the bay. To the back of us, there is a wonderful view of the marina. Just a few steps away is Angelo's Restaurant, regularly voted as one of the 'Top 100 Restaurants in Florida'. Angelo's boasts mouth watering seafood (and other dishes), with indoor seating and casual outdoor seating right over the water!

We offer 874 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, den, kitchen and balcony overlooking the bay. The family area is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 34 in. TV, DVD, and offers a great view of the bay. This area is is separated from the kitchen by a bar. Our bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a twin bed and a small hideaway cot (suitable for a child under age 10). These accommodations will sleep 3 to 4 people comfortably. Perfect for a couple or small family.

The fishing is as good as it gets in this area. You can fish in the bay, head out for deep-sea fishing, or go down the river for fresh water fishing. We have it all!!! You can book a fishing charter with your choice of licensed captains, who are ready to take you out for an experience that you won't soon forget! Although many fishermen prefer to bring their own boat, boat trailers are not allowed in the common areas of George's Lighthouse Pointe and the condo only has one parking space.

Another local attraction are the beaches. The closest beach is Mashes Sands in Panacea (less than 1 mi.). It offers a beautiful, small beach. The beach is located on the bay and is pretty shallow for a good ways out, offering safety for small children and a great opportunity for shelling. Next are the gorgeous

beaches at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park (about 7 mi.), where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Within a few minutes drive are two of the nation's TOP TEN RATED BEACHES, St. George Island State Park, near Apalachicola, and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, near Port St. Joe. Both parks contain miles of undeveloped beaches, emerald waters and white sugar sand.

Other nearby attractions include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an unspoiled barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles, indigo snakes, gopher tortoises and red wolves. It is accessible only by boat. A favorite is Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the world's deepest freshwater springs, with swimming, nature boat rides and glass bottom boats. Wakulla Springs is known as the filming location for several Tarzan movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Airport '77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of wading birds, water fowl, fish, turtles, and snakes, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. Kids love diving from the diving platform into the refreshing spring waters, which remain a constant 68-70 degrees year round. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Smarter Travel recently voted the refuge as one of the top 10 wildlife refuges in America. At this swampy wildlife refuge, alligators can reach lengths of 14 feet. It's unusual not to spot them here in the marshes along the road to the 1832 St. Marks Lighthouse on Apalachee Bay. Photographers say the lighthouse is the best place to snap shots of hordes of monarch butterflies during the butterflies' annual migration in October. Whooping cranes and more than 300 other bird species stop over at St. Marks, and 98 species nest on-site. In May, watch for large groups of West Indian manatees in the waters near the lighthouse. Baby alligators emerge from nests in August. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles.

So the guys want to go fishing and you ladies don't ... NO PROBLEM! While they are catching speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, redfish (the list goes on), you can visit historic Apalachicola. Once a bustling sea port, this quaint village of about 5,000 still boasts a large shrimp fleet, a downtown shopping area with antiques, boutiques and local art, and beautiful restored houses from a bygone era. Once the third largest cotton port along the Gulf Coast, the Apalachicola/East Point area still harvests and processes 90% of the oysters consumed in Florida.

Locally caught seafood is prepared in the many fine restaurants located in Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola. If you prefer to cook it yourself, fresh shrimp, oysters, and the catch of the day are available in the seafood houses dotted along the coast from Panacea to Port St. Joe.

*** Sorry, but we do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. ***

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Word
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Deborah Word

My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell Point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchased two canal front vacation rental homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes for future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us. Several years later, I started handling vacation rental reservations for a few other property owners in the surrounding area. I currently manage five rentals in Shell Point, two in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've stayed at shorts & shades two times now . Very clean and cozy!!

(Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page) X
Jun 2016
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Panacea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 874 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Shorts & Shades in Panacea- Bay Front, Community Pool, No Pets, No Boat Trailers
average rating of 4.8 based on 32 reviews

Clean, comfortable, relaxation and views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view from both sides of condo. Plenty of space for a couple, restaurants nearby or short drive. We went to Angelos and hubby is still talking about the best fish dinner and how fresh it was. Went to Carabelle Junction for malted shakes and we made several visits for iced lattes and sweets. Fished at Bald Pt State Park, a lot to do but be sure to save time for relaxing in the condo with a book and good conversation. Would recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a good visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to review and offer information for future visitors.
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Our trip was just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the simplicity and quietness of our stay. Great views and excellent naps!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was small, but not too small, the king bed was very comfortable, the unit very clean. The bay was a short drive away and you could fish from the pier at the condo. It was super quiet in the gated community, probably due to the time of year we visited, but that's exactly what we were looking for. We visited many areas of the panhandle during our week's stay. We like to eat in more than out, only thing the kitchen needed was a cutting board. Would have liked the use of a couple inexpensive bicycles to bike to the beach, just a thought.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

very nice location and well maintained property. Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a beautiful facility right on the water. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Watching the dolphins from the deck drinking morning coffee was outstanding! And the hospitality was so nice! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This time of year is perfect for visiting Florida. So glad you enjoyed our little corner of heaven on earth! And the dolphins were right on time for your morning coffee!
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Calming peace!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and relaxing! Repeat customer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Bald Point State Park
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mad Anthony's Waterfront Grille
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Wildwood Country Club, Medart, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Hwy. 98 (Coastal Hwy.)
Nearest Restaurant
Angelo's Seafood
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Alligator Point Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS UNIT AND BOAT TRAILERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT. (Contact this property manager for other pet friendly properties and properties with boat docks.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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