About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 Story Brick Home on Gulf, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 2 Kitchens &, 2 Outdoor Showers
This custom built 3 story brick beachfront oasis rests on the private and secluded St. Teresa Beach. St. Teresa is three miles of sprawling sugar sand on one of Florida's 41 aquatic preserves. This is truly one of the few unspoiled remaining hidden gems of Florida's developing Gulf Coast!
The Beach and the Gulf are just steps away directly outside the door of this spacious 3,000 square foot heated and cooled living area which also boasts over 1,100 square feet of outside Beach/Gulf viewing porches and decks.
**1st Floor **
Consist of a Kitchen (complete with range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, dishes, utensils, etc.), Family Room with Eating Area, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Washer/Dryer, Outdoor Shower and large Screened in Porch with rocking chairs and ping pong table overlooking Beach/Gulf. The 3 Bedrooms on the First Floor include: (1) Master suite overlooking the Gulf with King Bed and Full Bath,, (2) Bedroom overlooking the Gulf with Queen Bed as well as Daybed with Trundle and Half Bath, and (3) Bedroom with Bunk Bed and Daybed with Trundle. A Full Bath is located next to the Bunk bedroom and the living area with access to outdoor shower. First floor has tile floors, area rugs and all the rooms except the Bunk Bed room have sliding glass doors opening to the 1st floor screened in porch and overlook the beach and Gulf.
**2nd Floor **
The 'Main Living Area' has Brazilian cherry floors, white-washed cathedral ceiling and exhibits an expansive open concept living area overlooking the Gulf with a fully equipped and well stocked (pots, pans, dishes, utilities, etc.) spacious Kitchen, Family Dining Area, Living Room, Half Bath with terracotta sink, large covered Cathedral Porch overlooking the Gulf with teak furnishings for outside viewing and dining. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a large central island with seating for five. The family dining table seats ten guests. The living room area has an oversize bay window with a custom couch and chairs. The second floor has the 4th Bedroom, a Master Suite which overlooks the Gulf with a King Bed, sitting area with couch, Full Bathroom with separate his and her vanities, enclosed toilet area, inside shower as well as a private outside shower with Gulf and Beach views. The open concept living/dining/kitchen area and the master suite all have stunning beach and Gulf front views with sliding glass doors that open directly onto the cathedral porch. There is an outside spiral staircase from the 2nd floor for direct beach access in addition to the inside access..
**3rd Floor **
The third floor includes the 5th Bedroom, overlooks the Gulf with a Queen Bed, a Daybed with Trundle, and a Full bath. This suite opens up to the Outside 3rd Story Deck with majestic views and is perfect for sunning, star gazing. etc.
**Other Great and General Information About This Property**
There is a thermostat on each of the 3 floors for ease in individual climate control settings.
All rooms except Bunk Bedroom have Beach/Gulf Views.
The property has it's own private driveway, large parking area and sits right on St Teresa Beach with private and direct access to the Beach and Gulf
House has Dish Network, Land Telephone Line and Wi-Fi.
The beach has sugar white sand with Tides changing from low to high with gentle waves and no dangerous undertow. Low tide is especially perfect for younger children and provides sandbars for playful activity.
Access to fishing/observation pier extending over the water into the Gulf!
Surf fishing is great so be ready to prepare your catch of the day.
Dolphins swimming off shore are a common sight as are various species of birds. Wildlife viewing is awesome.
Public Golf Course just 6 miles to the west.
Owner also owns 2 bedroom/3 bath cottage next door. It sleeps up to 8 (VRBO listing 1269873) if additional accommodations are needed.
Contact owner at 850-570-7200 for additional information.
This unique beach escape has been enjoyed by our family and friends for years. We now invite you to create your own lifetime memories here at St Teresa Beach.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Scott Olson
Three generations of our family have been coming from Tallahassee beginning in the 1940's to enjoy the family property at St Teresa.. Owner's grandparents first built in St Teresa and that house is still enjoyed by our family next door. Owner built advertised listing in 2004. Our family has generations of wonderful memories and invite you to create your own family's memories at this unique, beautiful and private beachfront community.
Scott Olson purchased this House in 2004
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our son graduated from FSU and all the hotels raise the rates to ungodly amounts. I found this property on VRBO and it was excellent. 45 to 60 minutes south of Tally but it had everything. Property was clean and well maintained. Plenty of room with 2 kitchen areas. Plenty of wildlife. Great seafood restaurants nearby.
If in the area again, I would rent from Scott again.
Great house and location!
Great relaxing vacation
Beautiful location! Beautiful home!
We had our daughter's wedding at this home. It was perfect. The beach is private. Scott and Ann are great to work with. After a wonderful wedding we spent the rest of the time enjoying the view and taking long walks on the beach. Even if it is raining you can sit on one of the porches and just take it all in. We saw several white squirrels and we spotted dolphins playing during the wedding. This is one of the most relaxing locations I have ever been to. We loved it so much. There is plenty of room for a large party and everyone had their own privacy. We can't wait to come back.
Beautiful residence at an amazing location
We had a small family gathering here and it was perfect! The home is spacious, with enough room for gathering lots of people together for meals and games, with the benefit of spaces to get away from the crowd and read in peace. Two large covered porches offered areas to be out of doors even with a bit of rain, plus the ping pong table was a big hit! Scott and his manager Ann were very responsive to our questions before and during our stay helping quickly to resolve the inevitable glitches that occur. The location, right on the beach with white sand and dolphins! plus a public walking pier, was as close to having your own private beach as you can get. It is also close to St. George Isle where there is another great swimming beach, and the town of Apalachacola which has a variety of restaurants and shopping. We also recommend Wakulla Springs, a state park where you can swim with the manatees ( we saw many of them on our boat tour (thanks Brian!), plus alligators and many interesting bird species). Also close by is Bald Point state park where you can see horseshoe crab and if you are lucky, sea turtles!
Two thing to note: This is what I would call a "remote" location, that is, any major shopping is in Tallahassee, about 1 hour drive away. There are plenty of gas stations and convenience stores close by, plus restaurants and attractions within a 30-40 minute drive, but if you need Costco or Publix, plan ahead. Also, the room with the bunk-beds is definitely for children.
Having said that, our time there was very fun and we would return again if our plans bring us back to the Gulf Coast.
Thanks Scott, this will be another great family memory!
--Steve and Beth--
Beautiful home and setting! We will definitely come back!
We loved it and will be back.
Our family really enjoyed our time at the home, the beach and even taking on an FSU game. The grandchildren were on the beach much of Sunday and Monday, and told their parents they wanted to stay longer. In the evenings they played on the screen porch and the lower level inside. It worked well.
The home was well appointed and very comfortable. We have discussed that we would come back to this home and St Teresa area again.
A suggestion would be to detail TV and remotes, although kids who a dish figured it out.
Thanks for sharing your home with us , Bill Kooymans
Other points of interest include Wakulla Springs, St George Island State Park, Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Tates Hell, Ochlockonee River State Park, Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum night stay and corresponding rate shown above are subject to increase during Holiday Weekends. Please contact owner. Winter Monthly Rate applies only to Jan. & Feb.