Built in 1956 right on the beach at beautiful Alligator Point this house has that Old Florida beach cottage charm. Thanks to a complete renovation in 2009 it has all of the modern comforts. This house is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway yet has enough room for a few kids. This cozy cottage offers a beach experience unlike any other. It is far removed from public beach access ensuring a relaxing getaway year round.
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
Perfect For A Romantic Getaway For Two!
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- Aug 13, 2018
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We wanted a home where we could get away and collect our thoughts and relax. That is exactly what we got! First of all, it's an adorable home with lots of natural light and a big comfy bed that we slept well in. The house has everything you need. The kitchen is fully stocked with all supplies you will need to make a large meal which is what we did a few times. The grill outside is very nice, we used it twice. We knew stores were limited so we stopped at Winn Dixie in Crawfordville and bought some of the best T-bone steaks we ever had. We wanted to try the hot tub, but the weather was so hot and humid, getting in a hot tub was just not going to happen. I imagine it would be fantastic another season besides summer. There is a lot of sea life in the ocean at Alligator Point and the water isn't clear like you find in Destin or further up the gulf. I opted not to swim but I saw many other people who did without trouble. The beach fishing in front of the house is phenomenal. My husband asked me for an unpopulated location that was quiet where he could fish and I delivered! He caught 50+ fish there the entire week, many different sizes and species of shark, ladyfish, catfish and spanish mackerel. One day we decided to travel over to St. George island and St. Joe Peninsula. Both beautiful but the bugs will eat you up on St. George! We ate dinner that day at Red Pirate in Appalachacola and it was the best seafood we had during our stay. We also had Tropical Trader in Panacea and it was pretty good, too. We left early because my dog became ill (incredibly homesick) but we didn't know what was wrong at the time as he is new to our family. Hugh was nice enough to text and check on him after we got home.
If you need the hubub of activity that can be found in Charleston, Myrtle Beach or Panama City, Alligator Point won't be for you. There are no shopping malls, (no Waves stores). It is pretty much desolate and perfect for book reading and having nearly all the beach to yourself. This would be a fantastic mediation spot and the upper deck on the property would be perfect for yoga. It's quiet, calm and inviting.
Simple but great view of the water
If your looking for a simple getaway with a beach view this is a great house. It has a nice view and a great deck to sit on and watch the waves. The kitchen could use an updated stove. The bedroom is connected to the living area with an accordion door so there isn't much privacy if your with others. The house has the pretty much what you need for a great time!
I did have another guest mention the stove as well. In spite of it being in good working condition I went ahead and replaced it with a brand new one July 30, 2018. I value feedback from guests and try to keep the house as appealing as possible. Being able to cook meals at home is a must so this one was an easy decision.
You are correct about the accordion doors - they do offer a limited amount of privacy IF there are a lot of people in the house. The upside to them is that when you open them you have a beautiful view of the gulf from the bed of the master bedroom. It makes the house a very popular option for a romantic getaway for two!
Great little beach house on a very special beach!
We love Alligator Point, a beautiful, natural off-the-beaten-path beach that is uncrowded and friendly to our canine companions. This gem of a beach house can't be beat for staying at Alligator Point. Cozy and compact, yet provides all we need for a great beach stay. Beautiful views, comfortable, and to top it all off - a hot tub! We highly recommend!
Perfect Summer beachouse
Had a great time ,Swam in the ocean everyday, used the hot tub.Saw dlolphins ,pelicans , white squirrel even an armadillo.The boat ride at Wakulla springs is very cool too..This is one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at
Amazing 10 days at the beach
Long private walks on the deserted beach both mornings and evenings for beautiful sunrises or sunsets, watching dolphins swim right up to the shore from the raised deck right off the back door, or simply sleeping in late...this is your place.
Fresh shrimp, grouper, or scallops from the local market for lunch and dinner cooked right at home and eaten with a view of the calm Gulf waters.
For my wife, dog, and I...this house was perfect (one of the major surprises was how low the price was, but don't tell the owner...we considered it a BARGAIN)
We will return!
Loved the decks and the view of the ocean!
Great property and loved walking straight out to beach!
Alligator Point contains miles of untouched white sand beaches, sea oat covered sand dunes, Bald Point State park a 5,000 acre protected wildlife area nationally acclaimed as a bi-annual stopover for migrating birds and butterflies, hiking trails, bicycling, kayaking, full service marina, boat ramps, fishing charters, tiki bar. You will not find crowds, strip malls and amusement parks – this is classic Old Florida on the Forgotten Coast! A few miles north towards Panacea there are seafood restaurants, a liquor store, fresh seafood markets and a small grocery store.
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