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Sparrowhawk House - Bald Point Jewel In An Old Florida Setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Sparrowhawk House is a 1000 sq/ft custom home that is now accepting reservations. We are located on Bald Point near Panacea, Florida in a small, quiet beach neighborhood along the Forgotten Coast, surrounded by Bald Point State Park.

Bald Point is located on Alligator Point, where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, and is a great destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Each fall, bald eagles and other migrating raptors, along with monarch butterflies, are commonly seen heading south for the winter. History buffs will appreciate that during World War II, Bald Point was the eastern edge of Camp Gordon Johnston, where the Normandy landing rehearsals were conducted, and stargazers will like the very dark night skies.

Sparrowhawk House is constructed of local materials including river-reclaimed heartpine floors, deadhead cypress siding, and cherry counter tops and cabinetry. There are beamed, vaulted ceilings, and a large sunporch that overlooks the beach with stunning, panoramic views. The enclosed porch also features a double Murphy bed, which is perfect for those who want to wake up to the sunrise over the Gulf. Our master bedroom is nestled in a quiet corner with windows on level with twisted live oak trees. You will sleep deeply and comfortably on our queen-sized Tempurpedic mattress. The bathroom has a tile walk-in shower, and our 'wing-span-kitchen' is fully stocked for cooking up some delicious beach food. The southeast-facing deck overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, a boardwalk to the beach, and nearby native trees.

The house is 75 yards from the water. To get there just walk straight down Grouper Street, or you can use the boardwalk behind the house.

Note that Sparrowhawk House is 'self-cleaning', ie our guests clean the house themselves on departure. All supplies are provided, as is a cleaning checklist.

June 2015 Owner Notes: If you have read this far, you will know that our little beach house is now hosting guests...and we have learned a few things! It is very important to us that our guests have a pleasant and successful beach holiday, but it is also important to us that we (and our wonderful beach neighbors!) are happy with our guests. Therefore, please consider the following:

*While Sparrowhawk House is available for a maximum of 4 guests, it is really more comfortable for 1 or 2 persons.

*While we do allow (and LOVE!) children, our beach house is not what we consider to be child-friendly.

*Sparrowhawk House is not available for event-hosting.

*A maximum of 2 vehicles may be parked in the driveway (and none on the street or yard). Boats and campers are not allowed.

More Details

Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joel & Allise,

We feel like we have just spent three days living in a work of art. The attention to detail combined with the respect for local materials and talent makes this space truly special. We spent quite a bit of time soaking in the smell of the wood, looking at the unique touches and appreciating your thoughtfulness.

Then we walked on the beach and explored Bald Point State Park - where we met a beautiful snake, an alligator, a white squirrel, and a very large lizard! When can we come back?
May 2015
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Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • One bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with queen tempurpedic bed; additional double Murphy bed on enclosed sleeping porch
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Sparrowhawk House - Bald Point Jewel In An Old Florida Setting
average rating of 4.928571 based on 44 reviews

perfect stay - perfect organized. All worked well.

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, the house is relative new. The house is fully equipped and the surrounding area is nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most interesting house ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house is spectacular...and the views are wonderful. It has everything you need. I did not want to leave! Hopefully, I will return another time and stay longer. So quiet and natural. Great afternoon light! Loved it! And loved looking through all the informative books and reading through the Sparrowhawk House binder that tells the awesome story of how the house was built. I recommend you add the info about the easel in your listing, because if I knew about it I would have brought my acrylics and a canvas! The area is beautiful and Bald Point Park is just a short bike ride away. Perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at the Sparrowhawk House & we have already booked our 4th visit! The house is beautiful & fully equipped. The beach feels private & is very relaxing. Joel is always so pleasant to work with. I cannot say enough good things. As mentioned in an earlier review, they do have a loyal following so book early!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful and the setting was really pretty too! One thing I wish it had was a grill on the porch. It is really remote so you aren't eating out very much! The living beach was really cool. I would recommend this property no problem.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for a get away trip!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the Sparrowhawk house! It was perfect for a couple wanting to get away for a relaxing trip!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE this house ! Words cannot describe how beautiful and unique it is . We wanted to stay here forever ! We walked a little ways down the beach and soaked up the sun on what felt like our own private island ! We took a day trip to St. George and toured the light house and visited the park . We enjoyed dinner at Angelo and Sons on the deck overlooking the water . Joel was great as well ! Always just a call or message away !

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tallahassee, Florida
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Scenic Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Angelo & Son's Seafood
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Bald Point Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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