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Unique, beautiful River Front Property w/canoeing, kayaking and wildlife viewing"

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Guest house w/ two bedrooms, two baths, laundry room, full kitchen, sleeps six

Choctaw Lodge Retreat has much to offer guests including bird watching, nature photography, swamp tours, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming in natural springs and much more in an area relatively unknown to most people. The lodge offers massage therapy, yoga classes and fitness classes. A gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the main lodge. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the most pristine area of Florida on the Choctawhatchee River and yet you are just a short 30 minute drive to the Florida panhandle's most beautiful beaches in Panama City Beach or Destin/Seaside Beach areas.

We are also available for special events including weddings, from property availability to planning your entire event. Other special events such as birthdays and anniversaries are also available.

special events: Choctaw Lodge is a beautiful, private getaway perfect for a romantic wedding. It will be our pleasure to speak with you personally on your future wedding plans. Our staff is here to plan your special day offering a range of services from property only to planning you entire event. Feel free to give us a call for further assistance. We are also available for other special events as well.

Choctaw Lodge Retreat offers many different opportunities for corporate and health weekend or weekly retreats. With a massage therapist, yoga instructor, health and fitness trainer on property, we are able to personally design a very special retreat for you. It is our pleasure to give you a five star experience, whether family, girls weekend out or a romantic get away. We offer many different packages including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just a private getaway. We look forward to hearing from you.

More Details

Kathryn Hardy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018


Ponce De Leon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master bathroom is a beautiful stone tiled shower, the guest bathroom has shower and bath tub. Elegantly designed for luxury and comfort. Towels and wash cloths included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , guest bedroom
  • This beautiful Guest House is one of two guest houses at Choctaw Lodge Retreat. It is a romantic cottage style home with a river front view, one bedroom with queen size bed, second bedroom with a double bed and a fold out sofa in living room with double bed. Plenty of sheets, blankets and pillows are available with hotel quality, high count sheets. This is a great nature retreat for nature lovers and photographers alike. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Canoes and kayaks are available to our guests at no extra charge. This guest house is a favorite for honeymooners, especially after marrying on property.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Due to flood zones The Boat House is built on stilts and is not wheelchair accessible. Smoking is not permitted in the house but is outside on the grounds.


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Unique, beautiful River Front Property w/canoeing, kayaking and wildlife viewing
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Comfortable, relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We never want to leave our river house! We love this place and the owners are the most hospitable people that you will ever meet. You can play on the river or go into town (PCB), which is around a 30 min drive. When you are tired and want to retreat away from the busy beaches this place is like no other. You are right on the river surrounded by peace & quiet, with lots of wildlife to enjoy- day or night. You are close enough to drive to the Destin area also, spend the day and come back & to the serenity of the river.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberly, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We have loved having you guys here and feel like you are a part of the Choctawhatchee River Family! We miss you guys and hope to see you again, soon. Ron and Kathryn Hardy Choctaw Lodge Retreat
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Northwest Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Hwy 1-10 and 331
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Panama City Beach or Destin Seaside
Car: recommended

Choctaw Lodge Retreat is river front property located on the historic Choctawhatchee River. The Guest house is complete w/ fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedroom/2 bath. We offer canoeing, kayaking, fishing and special boat tours into natural springs and tributaries unknown to most vacationers. We are only 30 minutes from Panama City Beach and 30 minutes from Destin area. This is an ideal vacation spot for those looking for a total nature experience, off the beaten path, quiet and peaceful. Massage therapy, yoga classes and fitness classes are available as well as a jacuzzi on the porch of the main house. You will not want to miss the fabulous gourmet breakfast served every morning at the main lodge.Choctaw Lodge is a beautiful, private getaway perfect for a romantic wedding. It will be our pleasure to speak with you personally on your future wedding plans. Our staff is here to plan your special day offering a range of services from property only to planning you entire event.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 7.0%

daily rates:
$229 + tax per day up to 2 people w/ gourmet breakfast. $199 per day w/out breakfast up to 2 people
$50 per day for ea. add per. up to 6.
weekly rates:
$1,374 for seven nights for 2 people with breakfast. $50 per person per day for ea. add. person up to 6 people
$1,194 for seven nights for 2 people w/out breakfast. $50 per person per day for ea. add. person up to 6 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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