Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida Come enjoy Spring

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + Futon overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay

Enjoy this beautiful home sitting on the Gulf of Mexico.

Wide open living with a panoramic view.

Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise on the dock and seeing dolphins swim by catching their breakfast.

Visit The forgotten coast.

this beautiful, open home will host your family vacation.

Kayak right from the dock while fishing for Redfish, sea trout, catfish and mullet.

Blue crabs and oysters can be seen in the shallow water.

The house has a large, well stocked eat-in kitchen plus a bar area with a second small refrigerator. Plenty of seating at the large dining table, as well as a large card game table, plus barstools around the kitchen counter.

The wide open living room has a great view of the gulf, as well as sectional couches and 2 recliners, all can see the 50' HDTV, (with Dish Network Wireless internet is available however it is satellite internet and very limited).

The bedroom downstairs has 2 Full size beds and access to a bathroom with a huge walk in shower.

Behind the kitchen is a queen sized futon, which can be walled off for privacy.

Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, a king bed in one, a queen in the other. Both have access to the bath with shower and large Jacuzzi style tub. There is also another sectional sofa and 1 TV in loft sitting area upstairs. (There are no tvs in the bedrooms).

The wrap around deck overlooks the pool and the gulf, has 2 tables, numerous chairs and a gas grill.

Large swimming pool is fenced and has ample deck room for sunning on the lounge chairs. The pool is approximately 4 foot deep throughout, with wide walk-in stairs.

The area is very private, with most of the residents only here on the weekends and holidays.

More Details


Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large bath, accessable by both upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located under house, outdoor shower by pool
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Folding doors for privacy, located behind the kitchen
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master Suite, Queen size Bed (1) Upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) Downstairs suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, sleeps 2 in Florida room off kitchen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This house is the perfect family gathering place. Large open area includes wet-bar and game table. Additional entertainment area in upstairs loft, overlooking the living room. 2 Master suites. Outside shower, poolside 1/2 bath near pool patio. Beautiful pool has large patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins gather up their dinner of fresh mullet right in the front yard. Deck has 2 tables and chairs, pool patio has lounging chairs. Diningroom table has room to seat 8-10. Eat-in kitchen has 5 barstools. Game table near entry seats 4.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

73% Complete
26% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida Come enjoy Spring
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

Perfect for a family get-a-way...

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed and more! The pool was fantastic and the view amazing! Dolphins swam right out in front of the dock too!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs. Graham. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return next year. You were a jewel to work with.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic dream home!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely gorgeous home and wonderful owner/property manager. Would 100% come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Florida unspoiled!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. Like the other reviews indicate, this is an older home w a few quirks. If you want modern luxury this is not for you. This home is 30 mins from groceries. This is a home for outdoor enjoyment particularly bay fishing. The views are phenomenal. I loved that the kids could fish in kayaks and we could see them from the house. Caught sea trout and sharks mainly. Saw dolphins, rays, crabs, mullet and sharks daily. On the island we also saw deer and wild hogs. Kids really didn't want to eat out bc they didn't want to leave the house and miss the fun. Took the boat and decided to put in on Shell Point. Nice boat launch there. You are not able to dock your boat at the home due to tides. There is plenty of room to park boat under house or in front. Also took boat up Wakulla river one evening and saw manatees up close. Couldn't find shuttle service but recommend starting at upper bridge if you want to kayak or canoe and take out at TNT launch. Go to Wakulla Springs. This is one of our favorite spots to visit for the boat tour and swimming. We took our own kayaks bc we have fishing yaks. The ones at the house are not that type. We ate at Huttons and the food was really great and they give you a lot of food!! Super nice folks too. Ask to see their crabs. Very educational and the owner spent time to teach the boys about the crabs. Bring bug spray bc this property literally sits a rock's throw from the bay and mosquitoes are bad. Really, for us, this house had it all. We so hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful pool and great fishing!

  • 4 of 5

Our family stay was nice, but they have a lot of maintenance issues that needs to be addressed! My family would recommend working TVs in all bedrooms. (Currently no TVs working in bedrooms)

They need new pillows and some of the beds new mattress, the last thing is they need more patio furniture by the pool they don't have the volleyball net up either. Recommend a deep cleaning of the entire house!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 2

Summer Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer family vacation at Mrs. Mary's House. The family loves the peace and quiet you find here. Kayaking has become a family fun time for all, both here and at home. The majority of us had our first encounter with kayaking at Mrs. Mary's House and fell in love with it. We have been enjoying kayaking at home since our first stay and now all but one of us have our own kayaks, which we brought with us this year. We enjoy kayaking for 2 to 3 hours around the island every morning. The guys did some fishing from the dock and attempted kayak fishing this year, while the girls laid by the pool with a good book. When the guys were not fishing, they also enjoyed relaxing in the pool, playing pool volleyball, or a game of corn hole.

The game table is a bit hit with my family during meal preparations and in the evenings. We love the scrabble turntable board and brought along Electronic Monopoly this year, rotating between these games each night.

We can't wait to plan our trip for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice place.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this property. House is spacious. Enjoyed the jetted tub daily. The views are awesome from every angle. Not a new home but furnishings are up to date. Only issue I have is the internet restriction. Not enough data available for kids that live on YouTube or if you want​ to stream music. Other than that everything was nice. Would stay there again in the future if I came to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Property Manager

Theresa Winstead
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Mad Anthony's , panacea
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wildwood, Crawfordville
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Spring Creek, Angelos Tropical Trader, Angelos
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shell Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic St. Mark's Lighthouse
Car: necessary

Shallow Boat Ramp nearby

Shell Point beach only minutes away. Deep water channel to access the Gulf of Mexico.

These are some of the local places to visit.

About 20 minutes , west on hwy 98, Mineral Springs seafood :to buy fresh local seafood is in panacea.

St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. There is a small museum there with some local history. Bike the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail from Tallahassee to the Lighthouse. Visit Wakulla Springs State Park with Glass bottom boat rides and a diving platform, about 20 minutes away. great, chilly, swimming. Creature from the deep and Airplane were both filmed there.

We have a 3 ring binder in the house filled with other local information.

We are in Crawfordville, if you'd like to google other info.

You will need a fishing license. Can be purchased ahead of time on-line, or at the local Walmart or bait shops. See

FWC below.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 888-347-4356

Redfish, Kayak Rentals and Charter Fishing by St. Marks Outfitters

St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures,can rent kayaks

\t721 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, FL 32355

(850) 925-3133

Unique bird watching, from White Pelicans in the winter to incredible migratory flocks, thousands of ducks. Rare Woodstork migrates here accompanied by Ultra-light planes to guide them.

St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. Take the Big Bend Scenic Highway to Historical Apalachicola for quaint shopping and visit the incredible white sand beaches on St. George Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee over 6 $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning fee up to 6 $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates may be up to 25% higher during holidays and popular FSU football game weekends.
Parties of 6 or more will have an additional $50 cleaning fee
$50 fee for each additional person over 7, limit 10 people
Only small dogs under 25 lbs. $150 for 2, limit 2, NO cats

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties