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Bayside view of 3BR/2BA home, 1350 sq ft. home on Ochlockonee Bay

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing rental contract must be at least 25 years old and must be present during the entire rental period....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed inside the home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs that are crate trained are allowed with prior Management approval only, and must be kept in crate when not under direct supervision by an adult....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    couch and inflatable bed available...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fishing dock, boat slip, bayfront

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small collection of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Variety of board games and card games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network America's Top 120 plan with most major sports channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo with indoor speakers, AM/FM, CD player and auxiliary jack for inputs...moreless

  • Television:

    One 40 inch flat screen HDTV in living room. Small TV for games only in the guest bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited selection of DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    1 mile walk to Mashes Sands Beach State Park with white sand beaches and long shallows for wading, swimming and fishing....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is directly on Ochlockonee Bay that opens to the Gulf of Mexico about 1 mile down river. Three freshwater rivers feed into the Bay....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats up to 6 people; island counter bar seating for 4 people; extra chairs and seating in screened wrap around porch area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central HVAC system....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless internet via ComCast...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Standard dryer inside next to master bathroom....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Old PC desktop at the house....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise bike only; walking trail along Mashes Sands Road...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central electric heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet access via ComCast...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large hexagon-shaped great room area with unique vaulted ceiling over the kitchen, dining and living room spaces....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for up to 4 vehicles at front and side of house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    NetTalk Duo II service provided for free local and long distance calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Standard washing machine inside next to master bathroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet via ComCast...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard drip coffee maker provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Standard array of cooking utensils, pots and pans provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Standard dishes, cups, glasses and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1100 Watt microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Limited supply of coffee filters and miscellaneous nonperishable items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    20 cubic foot refrigerator with top freezer and extra chest freezer in front porch closet....moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Standard 2-slot toaster provided...moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wrap-around screened porch on the bay side is approximately 10 x 40 ft....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless steel BBQ grill on back screened porch...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Jul 13 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$129 $169
Fri, Sat
$869 $2,400
Winter Season 2016
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$109 $149
Fri, Sat
$699 $1,500
High Season 2017
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$129 $169
Fri, Sat
$869 $2,400
Winter Season 2017
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$109 $149
Fri, Sat
$699 $1,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$129 $169
Fri, Sat
$869 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee (see notes) $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tallahassee Regional Airport
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Angelo & Sons Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. James Bay, Lanark Village
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Angelo & Sons Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

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

Why the Owner Chose Panacea, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bayside view of 3BR/2BA home, 1350 sq ft. home on Ochlockonee Bay

    Bayside view of 3BR/2BA home, 1350 sq ft. home on Ochlockonee Bay

  • Sunset in summer from the dock

    Sunset in summer from the dock

  • Floor plan of the house, bay front 180 degree view from great room & porch

    Floor plan of the house, bay front 180 degree view from great room & porch

  • Great room view towards kitchen/bar area

    Great room view towards kitchen/bar area

  • Great room showing ceiling lighting, amazing ambiance at night

    Great room showing ceiling lighting, amazing ambiance at night

  • Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed

    Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed

  • 30 x 60 shower with glass enclosure in master bathroom

    30 x 60 shower with glass enclosure in master bathroom

  • Kid bedroom with 2 XL Twin beds (trundle)

    Kid bedroom with 2 XL Twin beds (trundle)

  • North side of bayview screened porch with seating area and fan

    North side of bayview screened porch with seating area and fan

  • View of the dock on Ochlockonee Bay from house

    View of the dock on Ochlockonee Bay from house

  • Sample of twilight after fall sunset

    Sample of twilight after fall sunset

  • Big red grouper from recent off-short charter out of Panacea

    Big red grouper from recent off-short charter out of Panacea

  • Sunset Therapy on Ochlockonee Bay, 1 mile from Gulf beaches

    Sunset Therapy on Ochlockonee Bay, 1 mile from Gulf beaches

  • Front porch mural to welcome you in!

    Front porch mural to welcome you in!

  • Hexagonal great room with 14 ft ceiling peak

    Hexagonal great room with 14 ft ceiling peak

  • Great room view of dining table & living room TV area

    Great room view of dining table & living room TV area

  • Great room, view of bay from kitchen area

    Great room, view of bay from kitchen area

  • Master side has washer and dryer closet and master bath with shower

    Master side has washer and dryer closet and master bath with shower

  • Guest bedroom with 2 queen size beds

    Guest bedroom with 2 queen size beds

  • Guest bathroom with glass shower enclosure, small vanity and toilet

    Guest bathroom with glass shower enclosure, small vanity and toilet

  • South side of porch with hammock and BBQ grill

    South side of porch with hammock and BBQ grill

  • View towards the Gulf at sunrise; photo by Debbie Ragsdale

    View towards the Gulf at sunrise; photo by Debbie Ragsdale

  • Off-shore fishing, all in a day's catch!

    Off-shore fishing, all in a day's catch!

  • Post sunset view on the bay

    Post sunset view on the bay

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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