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Charming Coastal Cottage with Awe Inspiring Gulf Views, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,432 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

"Fiddler on the Reef" is a quaint Florida style cottage is full of character and charm. Views of the Gulf of Mexico can be seen from the kitchen, dining area, living room, and front bedroom. Perfect for families, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage has an open living concept. The master bedroom has a luxurious king bed and en-suite bath. The guest bedroom includes a queen bed and views of the gulf. The bunk room is perfect for children of all ages with 4 bunks and room to play.

A combination living/dining space allows for a large gathering place with a flat screen tv over the fireplace. The open kitchen with its stainless steel appliances and granite counters will inspire the chef in everyone. The front porch is the gathering place for anytime of day. Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch with spectacular sunrises over the gulf. Unwind after a day of fishing, shelling, kayaking, and swimming with cool breezes and a cold drink. There is even an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand.

This resort community provides a unique beach experience that is both rustic and natural at the same time. At certain times during the year there may be seaweed that washes ashore and may decrease the amount of beach that is exposed. SummerCamp Beach is located in the beach community of St. Teresa, Fl. Approximately 45 miles south of Tallahassee, we are miles from everywhere, but still close enough to conveniences. We believe we have the most beautiful coastal community in all of Florida.

There is a community pool within walking distance of the home. Kick back and enjoy breathtaking views of the gulf as you lounge under a cabana or swim in the pool.

If you are looking for adventure, walk down to the kayak shack and hop on one of the kayaks or canoes. Cruise the shallows of the gulf while getting up close and personal with the sea life. Watch out for jumping mullet!

Commune with nature as you walk along one of the many boardwalks in the community that wind through the undisturbed marshlands, wetlands and woods.

This is what old Florida feels like and you will sense that you have stepped back into a simpler time, where fishing, boating, shelling, swimming and reconnecting with family and friends is possible. If you love getting away to a simpler time, this place is for you. Once you discover SummerCamp Beach, you will realize this is something you should have done long ago. Just make sure to adjust your watches...this is a place where time doesn't actually stop, but it sure gets a little break!

More Details

Erika Watson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1432 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Spa Shower with 2 shower heads
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Charming Coastal Cottage with Awe Inspiring Gulf Views, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews

Relaxing stay and great community

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a month and enjoyed the community so much we bought in the area. This rental is a charming old Florida house with a view of the water.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We totally recommend a stay here, great location on the Gulf, and a fabulous house, very well decorated. Erika was very helpful, we look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, even with the chilly weather!

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous home and wonderful homeowners- very kind and responsive. I will say the recent storms covered the beach with seagrass, but we had fun discovering the cypress tree roots and fishing spots. Kitchen is well-stocked, plenty of water pressure in the showers, absolutely LOVED the screened in porches and sunrises/sunsets.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Fiddler on the Reef! The house was very clean and very well equipped. It had everything we needed to prepare several meals while we were there. We loved being able to see the water from the living room! We also enjoyed the nearly private beach, we only saw 1 or 2 people on the beach the whole time we were out. The beach directly in front of the house was a little rough with trees stumps and rocks, but a short walk up or down the coast got you to beautiful sandy beaches. The kayak shack was great, the water was very calm, almost more like a lake than the ocean. A short drive in either direction will get you to great restaurants and other secluded public beaches. Great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were staying here due to a wedding in Carrabelle and it was a great place to stay. 15 minutes from Carrabelle and the beach a short walk from the house. I would recommend this house/property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy well maintained cottage with partial water view

  • 5 of 5

Nearly perfect minus a power outage but that is uncontrollable.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Resort
Nearest Beach
Beach located in community


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Check-In: 4:00 p.m. or later
Check-Out: At or before 10:00 a.m.

During Summer (June 1- August 31, 2018), rentals are from Friday to Friday only.

We are a dog friendly home depending on the breed and size of your dog. If you are thinking of bringing a dog, please let us know what kind of dog you have and how big it is.

Maximum 2 dogs
1-3 nights- $100.00
4- 7 nights- $150.00
8+ nights- $200.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.