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'Sunset Therapy' Bayfront Home on Gulf Coast South of Tallahassee Fl

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Stunning sunset views over Ochlockonee Bay from the wrap-around screened porch and 200 ft fishing dock led us to name this place 'Sunset Therapy.' Less than a mile from the open Gulf of Mexico, this home is located on a half acre lot and is surrounded by tall pines, palms, and oaks. The area is all residential, with no giant hotels or condo complexes, little traffic, and room to roam. Within a mile walk is Mashes Sands Beach and state park, including public fishing pier and hiking trails. There are 3 marinas within 20 minutes drive, and a free public boat ramp within a mile where you can put in your fishing boat and keep it at our dock during your stay. This is a natural paradise to be enjoyed by all ages.

We purchased and remodeled this home in 2010, but its unique architecture and views must be attributed to the Simms family who built it in 1966. It features a large great room in the center that is hexagon shaped with 3 walls of windows and french doors providing a 180 degree view of the bay. The dome-like ceiling rises to 14 feet in the center. The kitchen, dining, and living room areas are all under this dome, and the 40 inch HD TV can be viewed by all. The master bedroom has a king bed and computer desk, and the guest side has a second master-size bedroom with 2 queen beds and a smaller kid bedroom with 2 XL twin beds.

Sunset Therapy was not damaged in Hurricane Hermine despite the eye passing directly over us, but the storm surge removed all the decking boards. The dock will be rebuilt but not likely completed until late 2016.

Once you experience the unique ambiance of this home and the surrounding environment, you will fall in love with it too. And you will recognize why we named it 'Sunset Therapy.'

Keywords: Waterfront home, boating, fishing, dock

More Details

Brent Kerger
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Brent Kerger

I am a research scientist and have been renting and maintaining homes in Tallahassee and 4 vacation rentals since 1998.

Brent Kerger purchased this house in 2010

Why Brent Kerger chose Florida

We have several family members who purchased properties nearby, and we hope to eventually retire to this area. The main attraction is quiet living in a natural paradise with rapid access to the Gulf.

What makes this house unique

Natural beauty and fisherman's paradise. Within a mile walk is Mashes Sands Beach and state park with hiking trails and boat ramp. Keep your boat at our 200 ft dock, or just fish from the dock. 3 marinas with great fishing charter boats within 20 minutes drive. Great restaurants, shops, and other attractions with 10-20 minutes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

'Sunset Therapy' Bayfront Home on Gulf Coast South of Tallahassee Fl
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brent!

Fantastic View! Has all the amenities a person would need. Very peaceful...Thank you very much for sharing your place with us. We would love to come back. Barry and Shirley Weaver The Restaurant down the road is Fabulous!!!!! Beautiful Sunsets !

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Sunrise and Sunset therapy

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, great area to fish and travel the coastal locations. Brent was responsive to any correspondence. Everyone we met were very friendly. House was excellent and perfect for everything that was planned. hope to revisit and stay again. Dining at Angelos and Coastal Trader was excellent. Crumms mini mall had any fishing tackle and advice a person would need. Carrabelle and Apalachicola are a must.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Therapy!

  • 4 of 5

The sunsets here are amazibg! The house was very comfortable and we recommend this home. Brent was a gracious host. The location was farther from our event that we thought, but wiorth the extra drive. Angelo's Restaurant just up the road was a great place to eat. Only snag we hit was that the Internet didn't work the weekend we were there and the dock was still under repair. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a real nice stay. The house was well stocked and clean....I loved the beds super comfortable. The fishing was great. I cannot wait for the next chance to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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We would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Just my husband and I stayed in this house with our 2- four legged children. Everything about this place was absolutely wonderful! The advertised price of $129 a night ended up being almost $200 a night after adding all the fee's. That was a little misleading as far as advertising goes but I think most companies do that! Our stay was quiet and comfortable. Beds were wonderful! We would consider staying here again with more family.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful, comfortable and well equipped property overlooking the scenic bay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Sunset Therapy! It is a perfect way to retreat from hectic schedules, enjoy nature and family, and has plenty of good restaurants nearby. Not just sunsets, but also sunrises and most any time of day are gorgeous from the dock just steps away from your spacious back porch. Great for fishermen, photographers, birders, and families. Brent was prompt and friendly! Enjoy a nap in the large hammock on the screened porch while the sound of light waves lapping the shore and the feel of gentle breezes caress your senses. Everything you need is there waiting to make your getaway memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Angelo & Sons Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. James Bay, Lanark Village
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Angelo & Sons Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mashes Sands State Park
Car: necessary

Walking trail along Mashes Sands Road; Public boat ramp and public fishing pier towards Mashes Sands Beach and state park. Marinas renting boats and with fishing charters in Panacea and Alligator Point.


Rates & Availability

Panacea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (see notes) $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

No parties allowed and must be age 25+ to rent this property. 5 night mini-week for Sunday check-in and Friday checkout is $569 for high season and $479 for winter season excluding holiday weeks. Cleaning fees: 1-4 persons $70; 5-7 persons $85; and 8-10 persons $100. Nights prior to holiday are priced at the high season weekend rate, and holiday weeks in winter are priced at the high season rates. Credit transaction fee of 3% on total amount paid by credit card is deducted from security deposit; no charges for e-check of check payments. Crate-trained pets (2 maximum) allowed only with pre-approval from owner and extra cleaning fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Panacea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - couch and inflatable bed available
  • King size beds (1) 1 King bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds in larger guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 XL twin beds in bedroom and one inflatable single bed can be placed in larger guest bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing dock, boat slip, bayfront

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