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The Salty Pelican - Waterfront Home - Fishing, Kayak/Canoe, Wildlife, Sunset"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

One of the newest built homes on Live Oak Island. This modern and spacious 2007 1,930 sq ft 3bedroom plus loft home is on the water and has themed coastal decorations throughout, perfectly situated near the neighborhood boat launch and at the edge of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. Superb views of bay, gulf of Mexico and canals. Set on pilings with a large deck mezzanine and the main living area and deck on the third level. There is an elevator available by request for those needing assistance.

Our favorite parts of the day consists of viewing the various wildlife, listening to the mullet jump, watching the dolphins enter the bay to feed, enjoying the sunset from any of the deck levels or paddling the canoe/kayak out into the bay and canoe trails. You are minutes away from Shellpoint Beach, Golf, and the St. Marks Lighthouse.

The home has central heat and air, washer/dryer, gourmet kitchen completely stocked with everything you need but your food (including upscale appliances-gas stove and a convection oven). There are ceiling fans and televisions in all bedrooms (5 HD LED flat screens in total). Master suite opens out onto the upper deck. The master bath includes the laundry, a jacuzzi tub, bidet, and spacious walk-in closet.

The 4th level loft allows for more sleeping possibilities with 2 twin beds and living area with a large 55 inch HDTV flat screen smart television, dvd and gaming systems (Wii and XBox 360).

Main living area includes gas-powered fireplace, dining area, and large 55 inch flat screen smart television with Blu-ray/dvd player and surround sound system. Dish Network Satellite (America's Top 200) is provided in both the den and loft common areas. The three bedrooms have TV Reception by HDTV over-air antenna with 13 local channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, PBS, Bounce, Create, AccuWeather, Get TV, FL Channel, and ME TV). A library of books, magazines, cds, dvds, board games are provided for your use. But most of your time will probably be spent enjoying the views, the quiet sounds of nature, two propane grills, picnic tables, kayak/canoeing, fishing (5 poles provided), and exploring the area. There are two sets of golfclubs: Callaway Big Bertha graphite irons and Ping Black Dot Steel irons as well as a basketball goal and Head tennis rackets for your use. Four mountain bikes are also available for riding on these quiet palm and oak hammocked streets.

Master Suite has a queen bed, master bath and sitting area

Bedroom 2 - Queen bed

Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed

Loft - 2 twin beds and sitting area

More Details

Phil and Rebekah
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Phil and Rebekah chose Crawfordville

Our family quickly fell in love with this area and the natural setting and wildlife that living on the water offers. We know you will enjoy your time on Live Oak Island as much as we do.


Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , After a long day of fishing or enjoying the sun
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The way vacation was meant to be


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The Salty Pelican - Waterfront Home - Fishing, Kayak/Canoe, Wildlife, Sunset
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Lovely home in nature paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this special home three times in the last year, which includes two stays in the last month. It has a great floor plan, is spotless, and offers every amenity possible. The owners could not be have been more helpful, accommodating or available. I come to this area in the winter for the nature and birdwatching experience. The home is convenient to Saint Mark's NWR, Wakulla Springs State Park, and the area's Great Florida Birding Trail, as well as numerous kayaking and bicycling venues. After a day out, it is wonderful to come back to the porch with its beautiful view of the marsh, gulf and sunsets. The owners consider pets and the house is very pet-friendly. Though I have not come with children or on a family vacation, the house is well-equipped for that type of visit.

This is the only VRBO I have ever rented and would hope they were all of this caliber, but I doubt it!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Springs, Florida

Nice quiet location, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice quiet location away and definitely not very touristy. The house has lots of amenities that make it very comfortable for families and keep the kids busy (like kayaks, canoe, fishing poles, board games, a Wii with plenty of games)

The water in the bay is pretty shallow, but deep enough to get around on the kayak just fine (as long as the tide is in). You'll see plenty of wildlife in the area, like deer, and lots of birds, and crabs as well. There is a nearby beach (about 15 minutes away) called Shell Point beach which is also nice to visit. It's also a very easy drive up to Tallahassee

The owners are great to work with, and very responsive. The house was very nice and clean. We had no problems here what so ever and would enjoy going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely well maintained. Great character. Perfect solitude.

  • 5 of 5

We like to get away from “it all.” This could not have been more perfect. We brought all of our food and did not have to leave, though we did, briefly. We watched the dolphins feed on schools of fish as they worked in unison, along with the amazing variety of birds, everyday in the early evening for HOURS. The vantage point from the deck was a front row seat. I packed my binoculars first and I was glad I did. We wanted to do some stargazing when we planned the trip and that did not disappoint at all. Make sure you plan around the new moon if that is what you enjoy. Amazing stars and meteors to be seen with such little light pollution.

The Kitchen is stocked and we were able to make a full holiday meal. The space was just what we needed and the house was unique and immaculate. Also, the elevator was extremely handy. Lol. I scoffed that we would use it, but it took one trip to unpack the car, which we backed up right to the outside elevator door. Neat.

This time of year, we chose to relax instead of using all the toys they had to offer. It was just what we needed. It was nice to wash that yucky 2017 off of us.


  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Live in Irving, TX

This house is amazing, almost new ~ very, very clean, and beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up, walked up the stairs and entered the porch levels, we couldn't believe the beautiful North Florida view of the bay!! It was so quiet and pristine. Then we walked into the house and were all blown away. The photos on VRBO do not do it justice. It was just beautiful and exceeded our expectations! We had a wonderful family reunion and enjoyed being there. We continued to talk about the house and how great it was during the entire stay! Bathrooms were amazing, modern and spotless! Just 20 minutes drive to Alligator Point State Park that we visited to enjoy the Gulf and the Beach. Went to Walmart in Crawfordville to stock up and then just relaxed and enjoyed! When we return to Tallahassee for family visits, we will definitely stay here again. VRBO App made the check in so easy and the owners kept in touch in advance for added confirmation. Thank you SO much for a great vacation and warm, loving home!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility and Amazing Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

We decided to stay off the beaten path away from the hustle and bustle of most big cities. We were rewarded with a beautiful home on the bay adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. It was calm, quiet, and relaxing. Just what we needed in order to spend some quality time with the family. While we were there, we had some questions; the owner was more than willing to help out when we called. The sunsets were priceless form the 3rd story deck.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Salty Pelican provided a wonderful experience for our stay. Our group traveled from Louisville to attend the UL/FSU football game. The house is nicely furnished and has anything and everything you could possibly need. There is a canoe, kayak, fishing gear, picnic table, basketball goal and much more. There are board games for the kids and adults. The kitchen is beautifully furnished with everything you need to prepare meals. There is an abundance of outside seating with lots of comfortable furniture, water sports equipment, plenty of grilling area both upper and lower decks, and even an elevator which comes in handy when loading and unloading your gear. The only negative is that the shower set up in the master bedroom is not ideal.

It is perfect for a weekend getaway, and the views are beautiful. The sunsets are amazing. Thanks to the owners for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tallahassee Municipal Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wildwood Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Spring Creek Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Shell Point Beach

Wakulla Springs State Park is just minutes away and is a great place to swim in the summer and watch manatees in the winter. Shellpoint Beach is just a short paddle or car ride away and is a great place for swimming or finding small sealife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

*$50 charge for each dog. Your dog should be treated for flea and tick 3 days before arriving. Permission must be approved in writing for more than 1 dog
*No Cats are allowed
*We rent only to family groups and responsible adults older than 25 years of age; adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests. Any use of the property for purposes other than family vacations is not allowed. No parties or events can be held inside the home or on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.