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Awesome Bay/Gulf Front Home with Private Boat Dock and Gateway to the Gulf

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10; 4 bedrooms; 2 1/2 bath + outside private shower; large screened porch

Sleeps 10: 3 bedrooms w/ king beds; one large bedroom with 2 single beds and queen size futon. All bedding provided and cleaning service available as needed. Kitchen is fully equipped. Very family friendly with many features that accommodate children and/or handicapped. Beautiful, large and well appointed screened porch overlooking the water and dock. There are no stairs, and the attached sidewalk goes right to the dock, making access easy for everyone, and for pulling carts. Large walk-in shower in one bath; additional full bath with tub; 1/2 bath attached to master; and a private outside shower. The fully equipped laundry room is huge and has lots of storage. Cable TV & high speed internet service are provided. There are 5 televisions in the home.

The dock is perfect for outboard boats up to 30ft., jet skies, and kayaks. Lots of trout, redfish and crab have been caught off of the dock! There is a boat launch 1/4 miles from our home and boats may be tied off at docked overnight with owner's prior approval. Large covered deck at the end of the dock with a fish cleaning station; or you may want to sit in the shade and fish, or just hang out and enjoy the view. There is plenty of room for boat trailer storage and extra vehicles on sight. From our dock, it's an easy boat ride to head offshore- or stay inshore for some of the best Tarpon, Mackerel , Redfish and Speckled Trout fishing found anywhere in Florida. If a storm blows up while you're on the water, it's a quick ride back to the safety of the dock.

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Robert Strickland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Robert Strickland

Our parents bought this home for it's beautiful view and easy access to the wonderful bay & gulf fishing and loved every minute they were in the home. Mom and Dad have passed the home down to the family. Now their 4 sons, grandkids and great grandkids have the same love for the home and the gulf coast, and continue to build memories.

Robert Strickland purchased this house in 1991

Why Robert Strickland chose Carrabelle

Our home is perfect for family vacations. My parents wanted a home that we could all go to with our families- not only have a wonderful view, but have access to the gulf for our boating and water sport activities. Our father was a contractor and completely rebuilt the home when they bought it, and it has been totally remodeled again since then. There is an awesome porch (12X40) which faces the water and dock, where we idle away the hours when we are not on the water. We enjoy the laid-back and quite atmosphere that this part of Florida offers compared to the tourist- packed places elsewhere. It is truly the Forgotten Coast, and we hope that our home will bring our guests the same joy it has given to us!

What makes this house unique

There are few places like ours, where one can sit on the screened back porch in the mornings with your first cup of hot coffee and watch pelicans sail by and mullet jumping at the water's edge just 100 feet way. Then, you pack a picnic lunch, head for the water, and come home in time to cook and entertain for dinner- watching the boats come in!


Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with (2) twin beds and queen futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Two rooms with king beds, and one with two single beds and a queen futon.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Awesome Bay/Gulf Front Home with Private Boat Dock and Gateway to the Gulf
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location and fabulous fishing pier. Home was lovely and large!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Don't let the pictures on the website fool you. They do not give this house justice. We walked in to a very clean house with everything we needed to make this an enjoyable trip. My husband, son, and I had a great time at the house and loved the time we had on the dock fishing. Of course, the guys outdid me fishing. The house is easily accessible to St. George Island and Apalachicola. I got to knock eating raw Apalachicola oysters in Apalachicola off my bucket list three times!!

The owner was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the initial contact until we left the premises.

We hope to visit again soon!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DeLand Florida

Annual Cousins Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

My cousin , fishing buddy and I met at the house for a week of reunion and fishing. The house was perfect for 3 guys Clean well appointed and perfect location. Dock was great for my 22 foot boat.

Enjoyed fishing, cooking and relaxing. Both brothers we dealt with were very helpful and shared their fishing secrets. Lots of good local seafood. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Tx & Va family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was better than pictured/described in the profile. It had everything we needed and left little for us to actually have to go out and get, besides food. Provided towels/linen/bedding was clean and the house was very clean when we got in. Owner was super friendly and his brother who is a local fishing captain, was just as friendly! Large screened porch made it a relaxing place to watch the waters at night with a breeze drifting in. Thanks again to the owners for allowing my family to reunite in a great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaGrange, GA

Great Gulf-front property with dock for amateur radio EME contacts

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for amateur radio earth-moon-earth contacts and vhf contests. Dock large enough for card table with power to set up antenna facing east to horizon for moonrise and EME bounce. 4BR were large and enough for dxexpedition. Large screened porch had vinyl sliding windows that allowed for good visibility of gulf while making contacts on radios in a/c. The screen porch was large enough for 6 radios to be set up for multi-band operation. Trees were available for wire antennas and grass areas allowed antennas to be set up with tripods and push up poles. Very clean and well kept house. Carrabelle restaurants 8 minutes away. Many thanks to the property owners for letting us stay in their home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Perfect waterfront getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect place for a waterfront getaway with family and friends! We had young children, adult friends and my parents with us and this place accommodated us all. The house is immaculate - from the 4 bedrooms with large beds, comfortable family style living room, fully stocked kitchen with all the utensils you'll need, great size grassy backyard perfect for the kids to play and amazing back porch fully screened overlooking the water. The dock was perfect for our 23 foot center console boat. The boat ramp is less than 1/2 mile from the house which made putting it in the water a breeze. We tied off at the dock every evening- not having to take the boat in and out of the water made it so hassle free. On Saturday, we headed to Dog Island just across the bay from the house, where we anchored the boat and spent the day on the beach. In the evenings, we would fish the flats right out in front of the house. Right from the dock we were able to see blue crabs, star fish and other sea life. Gene, own of the owners who lives nearby and is a charter captain, gave us excellent advice on where to fish for grouper. Within 10 minutes of reaching the spot he recommended, we caught two keeper size grouper. We enjoyed everything about our stay and look forward to visits in the future! Thank you Robert, Gene and family!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
St. James Bay Country Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St. James Bay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Seinyard's or St. James Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

A perfect retreat on Florida's Forgotten Coast with 180 degree views of bay and gulf waters just feet from the home. From the dock, you are just a short boat ride to some of the best inshore fishing for Trout, Redfish and Tarpon in Florida. 1/2 mile from the dock you can load the boat with scallops, in season. After a day on the water take a ride to the 200 year old town of Apalachicola for dinner at one of the many restaurants serving the finest, fresh seafood anywhere in Florida. The Owl Cafe is a favorite. Save time for a walk through the interesting and unusual antique stores around town. We also recommend taking time to visit Wakulla Springs, St. Marks Wildlife Preserve and St. George Island. There are miles of trails to walk and bike ride at all three places.




Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

3-night minimum may be available upon request. Rates apply as follows:
Mid-season, 3 nights- 275.00/night
Summer season, 3 nights- 375.00/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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