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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


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Sparrowhawk House - Bald Point Jewel In An Old Florida Setting
average rating of 4.924528 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

great great place,hope to return

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Ideal Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable house, which is very clean and neat. This is a newer property that is well appointed and on a quite street. Incidentally, both the WiFi and Cable TV connections worked really well. Great views of the Gulf and a quick walk to a very quite beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decompress at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great price and spot to get away from it all. Very comfortable and nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

As many of the reviews have already detailed, this is the perfect getaway home. Very private and quite beach, the views from the home are incredible. Joel was very corteous and responsive. We needed to check-in early if possible and Joel made it happen. Would definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice house. Open, comfortable, very tastefully decorated. The views from the windows are incredible and we enjoyed the Milky Way on the deck at night. Next time we will stay longer. The owners are just the best as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home with special touches!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sparrow Hawk house! The home was beautiful, spotless and steps from the beach. The local seafood was to die for! The living beach has much to offer for learning and exploring! We would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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