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Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida

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 60' 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

Property Manager
Theresa Winstead
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year and we are looking forward to our third visit to Mary's House. Awesome location for a quiet family vacation. We enjoyed the kayaks so much last year, that we have purchased some for ourselves and brought them along as well. The addition of paddle boards were a big hit with my son and oldest grandson. We would go out every morning for a 2 to 3 hour kayak/paddle board outing around the island and encountered baby hammerhead sharks feeding along the shore and dolphins at play. The game table was a hit every night. Looking forward to next year.

Thank you Theresa for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Home with a lot of character!!!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the weather not cooperating as much as we'd like we had a wonderful time. Beautiful house stocked with things to do from kayaking, fishing to swimming in pool. Absolutely lovely time!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wish we could control the weather! Glad you enjoyed the home! Thank you for the review.
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nice home on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at your home on the Gulf. It was just what we needed. The beautiful sunrises were awesome. The home was great and we even got in the pool one of the days. A quiet getaway from it all. What a great piece of property. Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Beautiful here in the winter.
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Perfect fall escape

  • 5 of 5

Came to Ms. Mary's with the goal of doing as little as possible and just enjoy each other's company, the wildlife, and the beautiful Florida sunrise and sunsets. Ms. Mary's is an older home - reminded me of going to grandma's out in the country.

It was a perfect Thanksgiving week. The deck was awesome for morning coffees, playing board games, reading, etc. There are three small boats - great for taking our 9 yo out in.

Wish the temps had been a bit warmer so we could have enjoye the pool.

Great home for close families who enjoy spending time with each other. Secluded but not so much so where you couldn't ride up the coast and enjoy seafood, antiques and boutiques.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property for relaxing and reading.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great trip and enjoyed everything this rental had to offer. We used the kayaks and paddle boards every day right around the dock and back into the bay behind the house. Caught blue crabs right off the dock and red fish back in the bays from the kayaks. The house has satellite so we did not miss any of the big college football games for the weekend. Ready to plan another trip back next year. The pool is really nice but it got a little too chilly when we reserved the house in early October.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Crawfordville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee over 6 $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
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

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