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Panoramic Bay Vew, Private Dock, 2 Acres, Designer's Home, Pcb

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6) romantic and (small) pet friendly

THE SETTING: “Fiddler’s Green” is a uniquely romantic and beautiful beach house on 2 private acres with an oyster shell drive. It was built in 1961 and totally renovated in 2005. The property has dozens of huge trees and 800 feet of private bay front and bayou shoreline. The house sits amidst pines, magnolias, and oak trees hung with Spanish moss. St. Andrews Bay is about a mile wide at this point and naval and commercial shipping vessels are commonly seen going in and out of the bay, providing an enjoyable spectacle. The wildlife is similarly interesting, with the bay attracting many birds including egrets, herons, pelicans and the like. Dolphins occasionally swim up under the dock. (Please see the video! And remember to turn on your sound when you do)
A long thin spit of uninhabited land provides a nice morning beach walk and divides the bay from the bayou; it is home for a group of deer which you are likely to see. The bayou is usually inhabited by an alligator who keeps the fish jumping. (Fishermen are especially fond of this area!) Morning sunrises are spectacular across the bay and in the evening the twinkling lights of St. Andrews create a fairyland view from the house as well as the dock.

THE HOUSE: Is beautifully decorated with antiques and art and is extremely comfortable. The large and fully equipped kitchen has a copper-topped bar open to the water view and to the large central living space which comfortably accommodates all sorts of activities: dining, reading, conversation, TV, fireplace, projects and games. It faces a window wall featuring a 180-degree panoramic view of St. Andrews Bay, providing the constantly changing scene of wildlife and boating activities. There are three bedrooms each with its own bath. Two have queen-sized beds and bay windows with window seats and gorgeous views. The third has extra-long twin beds which can be combined for one king-sized bed. The master bath offers two separate sinks, enclosed toilet room with bidet feature, claw-foot tub, separate stall shower, and walk-in closet. Other rooms include a private office off the kitchen with his and her desks and a laundry room.

CHILDREN: Are welcome at Fiddler’s Green. The beach abounds with fiddler crabs and hermit crabs which children typically delight in observing or capturing for play. There is a swing that is set among the pines with long, long chains, for a long smooth ride. It is convertible for toddlers’ use. There is a portable crib available for infants in the linen closet.

THE BAY and THE DOCKS: The long dock allows for boating but is also a perfect outdoor room for morning coffee and the sunrise or evening cocktails under the stars with a cooling breeze. There are 4 swivel-tilt chairs to allow you to follow the clouds and the wildlife. There is another small dock on the bayou useful for jet skis, canoes, kayaks or small fishing boats. Because tides are variable and can be quite low, the boat you rent or bring needs to have a shallow draw. For a group, pontoon boats work well and are easily rentable at several nearby boat rental facilities; St. Andrews Marina is directly across the bay and provides boat services and gas.

OUR RESTRICTIONS: We will allow only small well-trained pets who you feel confident would not scratch or dirty the furniture. A pet deposit of $300 is required. It will be refunded upon inspection after the guest leaves. We strictly limit the number of overnight guests to 6.

WHAT’S NEARBY: There are two highly rated golf courses within two miles of the house and the nearby Wyndham Bay Point Resort also offers tennis, a spa, restaurants and various other services. St. Andrews State Park is renowned as having “one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.” It is set in the midst of a beautiful 1100 acre wildlife sanctuary. It is only a short drive away as are numerous restaurants including the famous Captain Anderson’s, that offers ferryboat rides to Shell Island and dinner cruises as well as a delicious menu.

Keywords: pet friendly, private, boat friendly, oak trees, Spanish moss, child friendly, jet ski, wonderful fishing, bird watching, antiques, beautiful furnishings, spacious house and grounds.
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must occupy the house and be at least 25 yrs. old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Shore life, swing, crib available. Lots of space outside for running around and games. Lots of beach toys and other toys available. Many games. Small portable crib available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside the house only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dog or cat (not more than 20 pounds) allowed to stay. Cats must not be allowed to scratch the upholstery and obviously both cats and dogs must be litter/outdoor trained....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    The interior doors are not wide enough for wheelchairs but would be fine for a walker or a breathing device. The house is basically all on one level, but there is a 5" step-down to a sunken living area. Stall showers both have curbs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    2 lg.closets and dressers; A+ view, good reading lights, tv...moreless

  • First Guest Room: 1 queen

    Large closet and storage, bay window w. gorgeous view; tv...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be made into 1 king size. Twin beds extra long....moreless

  • Small porta-crib available for an infant. All have good mattresses, linens, and extra pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • First Guest room bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Spacious bath, two sinks, large counter space and storage...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Small but charming w. original tiles and art....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    2 sinks; enclosed toilet clawfoot tub; bidet feature, shr...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 docks, 2 acres, privacy, antiques, copper bartop, 180 degree water views of bay and bayou, beautiful trees, wildlife viewing, owner-designer decorated, separate office with his-and-her desks, separate laundry room, 3 part master bathroom with separate toilet room with bidet feature and clawfoot tub as well as stall shower. If you visit us in the winter, you'll enjoy the heated floors!...moreless


  • Books:

    Books available for all ages....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    yes. Also Netflix and Amazon streaming availability....moreless

  • Games:

    Large library of games and jigsaw puzzles. Game table has built in chess/checkerboard and lifts off for pinocle. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable internet connection available with no password necessary....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Combination radio and DVD player that will connect to your ipod....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen able to download Amazon and Netflix films and tv shows from the internet. Televisions in master bedroom and guest bedroom #1....moreless

  • Toys:

    Available in garage and storage areas. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The water view is one mile across St. Andrews Bay in front of the house. There is a constant stream of all kinds of shipping vessels, from hydroplanes to helicopters, to cargo ships, to mine sweepers, as well as bird life of all sorts....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Round table with lazy Susan. The morning view from the dining area is delightful with fish jumping in the bayou and evening view magical as twinkling lights across the bay gradually appear. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two units provide zoned comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace but it is not to be used....moreless

  • Garage:

    One car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two separate units and heated floors in some areas....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    One seating area (4-6 people) for TV/conversation; project/game table with four chairs; card table with 4 chairs; separate seating area (seats 6) for conversing, reading, napping, enjoying the view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Yes, available for two cars. Garage for one car....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes - private driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Please contact owner about this....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please use your cell phone for long distance!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are in a good-sized laundry room next to the master bath and kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Two person separate office with wifi through the house. "smart" TV streams movies. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Not to be used by guests....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good supply of cookware, serving pieces, flatware, large boilers, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Good quality dishes, glassware, and cutlery....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Opens into the great room across a copper-topped bar. Fully equipped chef's kitchen with all the usual appliances and amenities as well as food staples for your use. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Full sized....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic food staples, herbs and spices, wraps, foil, paperware, paper towels, napkins, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized, with ice maker through the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Bicycles:

    Two adult bicycles with helmets available; please see house manager to obtain and sign waiver and combination to locks....moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring your boat to our dock if it has a shallow draw; if not, dock it at Bay Point or St. Andrews Marina a few minutes' drive away. Rent a pontoon boat from either of these to dock at the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We use the dock as our ourdoor living space!...moreless

  • Golf:

    2 courses within 10 minutes' drive. Jack Nicklaus championship course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own for fishing in the bayou or bay!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large private 2 acre lot shared with manager/host only who occupies the guest house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Portable charcoal grill available for guests....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at nearby Bay Point resort....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floats, tubes, and toys; 2 or 3 life jackets...moreless



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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning charge starts @ $130


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Premiums:$200 surcharge if weekly rental includes holidays: New Years, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.$300 surcharge if stay is less than a week and includes one of these holidays.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 golf courses
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 98
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fine Dining
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. Andrews State Park

Car: Necessary

Fishing from the dock and in the bayou is fantastic! Quotes from guestbook include: 'Super place for our family fishing trip. Monday: Red snapper, vermillion snapper, grouper, trigger fish and lost a cobia (boo hoo). Tuesday: Great day of fishing. All the same fish. Wednesday: we went out 40 NM offshore and caught 20 of the biggest snapper I've seen here in 15 years.....' Another says, grill! It was fantastic!' Other favorite things that guests mention are'early'My brother came in from Arkansas and with his help we caught and ate, fish, alligator and squirrel --all from the property ground! (We did leave plenty for the future guests)' A third says,'We caught a full sized 3 lb. octopus by the pier wand cleaned it and cooked on the grill... mornings watching sunrise on the dock...the amazing (awesome, fantastic, lovely, exquisite) house (piece of Paradise) with its 'unique personality'... ' Rental pontoon boats, waverunners, spa, tennis and golf are all available from the Wyndham Bay Point Resort less than 2 miles away. 10 minutes from St. Andrews State Park ('one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world). With its 'sugar beaches' Panama City Beach offers all the usual beach activities as well as a water park and fun houses. Pier Park, at the far end of the beach, is a shopper's heaven, with all the usual chain stores, boutiques, big-box stores, eateries of every sort, you'd expect, plus a 16 screen theater with IMAX. It's an all-brand-new, squeeky-clean mall right on the beach, with eye-catching, distinctly 'beachy' architecture. It is reachable in 20-30 minutes by Highway 98 or a bit longer by Front Beach Road, where all the huge hotels are worth a look.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We are a long married couple with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Boyd is a retired Radiologist. His avocation concerns ancestral health. He is widely considered the 'father' of the Paleolithic movement beginning with a seminal paper published by the New England Journal of Medicine and the book 'the Paleolithic Prescription' that followed. It detailed the diet and lifestyle of our remote ancestors and how that relates to current health promotion and disease prevention issues. He is a 'health nut' who works out every day. Boyd is originally from the state of Maine, to which they return every summer to spend time with the wider family, children and grandchildren, the lake, and the loons. Many of Daphne's interests remain in the decorating field --doing projects for friends and family and especially arranging flowers for church and friends. She is an avid reader and duplicate bridge player who works out with Boyd, but does it kicking and screaming. She used her design talents in 2004 to completely "re-do" Fiddler's Green, concentrating on using the family's collected pieces to create an oasis of serene comfort surrounded by nature.

Why the Owner Chose St Andrews Bay, FL, USA:
Daphne and Boyd bought the house from the estate after her parents' deaths because they could not bear to sell a place with so many wonderful memories attached! The house was designed and built by her parents in the early 1960's primarily because they loved sailing and so they always kept a sailboat there. Her father (a physician) was a talented amateur architect and her mother was an artist. The unique design of the house is a testimony to their joint creativity. Their lifelong love affair is celebrated in a mosaic tile table in the living area that they designed and personally made. In it are embedded symbols that translate into: 'man + woman = infinity.'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the solitude and privacy of Fiddler's Green for reading, study, romance, and hobbies while enjoying the wildlife and the ever-changing scene on the bay. We love the friendships that have grown from the fact that it is so easy to be with other people in this house --there are places to do things as a group or by oneself and still be nearby, in view and in earshot, and always enjoying the view. There is a table for puzzles or projects, a table for bridge or backgammon, a wonderful lazy Susan table for dining, and plenty of good light for reading. The private "his and her" office has two separate desks and plenty of work space. Since many people need to bring at least a little bit of work with them wherever they are, the office provides closed-off quiet, though still enjoying the view. Wi Fi is available all over, and the new large flat screen TV in the great room is capable of streaming Net Flix and Amazon. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped for one who enjoys cooking and the fact that it is open to the great room means the cook is part of the conversation! Our host and property manager, Gary Long, is available to guests to help them any way he can -our repeat guests often include him in their plans for meals and golf!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunrise over St. Andrews Bay

    Sunrise over St. Andrews Bay

  • Great room looking toward dock

    Great room looking toward dock

  • Great room with dining table, game table, and twin oaks in the distance

    Great room with dining table, game table, and twin oaks in the distance

  • laundry room from kitchen

    laundry room from kitchen

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • Claw foot tub. Stall shower not shown.

    Claw foot tub. Stall shower not shown.

  • Guest bath #1: dble sinks, combo tub/shower.

    Guest bath #1: dble sinks, combo tub/shower.

  • Bathroom for guest bedroom #2

    Bathroom for guest bedroom #2

  • What you see when you come onto the property

    What you see when you come onto the property

  • How would you like to go up in a swing? (toddler "bucket seat" available)

    How would you like to go up in a swing? (toddler "bucket seat" available)

  • Bayou with fishing dock

    Bayou with fishing dock

  • Dock with pontoon boat and heron.

    Dock with pontoon boat and heron.

  • Great room from kitchen with copper bar

    Great room from kitchen with copper bar

  • Great room with main seating area, bay view

    Great room with main seating area, bay view

  • kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master dbl. bath; separate toilet room  not shown.

    Master dbl. bath; separate toilet room not shown.

  • Guest bedroom #1

    Guest bedroom #1

  • Guest bedroom #2. Twin beds convertible make king-sized bed.

    Guest bedroom #2. Twin beds convertible make king-sized bed.

  • Oyster shell driveway entrance

    Oyster shell driveway entrance

  • The house exterior

    The house exterior

  • The spit of land dividing the bay from the bayou

    The spit of land dividing the bay from the bayou

  • Great Blue Heron in the bayou

    Great Blue Heron in the bayou

  • Sunrise from the sea wall.

    Sunrise from the sea wall.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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