'Sunset Therapy' Bayfront Home on Gulf Coast South of Tallahassee Fl
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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(850) 508-2893 (Cell Phone)
Member since: 2007
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Fishing dock, boat slip, bayfront
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Season 2016
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season 2017
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter Season 2017
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee (see notes) $85
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11%
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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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.
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.
- Primary: (850) 508-2893 (Cell Phone)
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Bayside view of 3BR/2BA home, 1350 sq ft. home on Ochlockonee Bay
Sunset in summer from the dock
Floor plan of the house, bay front 180 degree view from great room & porch
Great room view towards kitchen/bar area
Great room showing ceiling lighting, amazing ambiance at night
Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed
30 x 60 shower with glass enclosure in master bathroom
Kid bedroom with 2 XL Twin beds (trundle)
North side of bayview screened porch with seating area and fan
View of the dock on Ochlockonee Bay from house
Sample of twilight after fall sunset
Big red grouper from recent off-short charter out of Panacea
Sunset Therapy on Ochlockonee Bay, 1 mile from Gulf beaches
Front porch mural to welcome you in!
Hexagonal great room with 14 ft ceiling peak
Great room view of dining table & living room TV area
Great room, view of bay from kitchen area
Master side has washer and dryer closet and master bath with shower
Guest bedroom with 2 queen size beds
Guest bathroom with glass shower enclosure, small vanity and toilet
South side of porch with hammock and BBQ grill
View towards the Gulf at sunrise; photo by Debbie Ragsdale
Off-shore fishing, all in a day's catch!
Post sunset view on the bay
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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