House W/ Boat Dock, Minutes from Gulf of Mexico, Golf Cart , Bay Beach Nearby(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooom, 2 Bath - Home On Deep Water Canal With View, Shell Point Beach 0.8
"The Sea Gull", our 3 bedroom vacation home is located on the Apalachee Bay in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee). This 2080 sq. ft. home is on a quiet, private gated street, with a public beach within walking distance or by electric golf cart (included in the rental). Right out the back door is our boat dock on a deep-water canal with fabulous view. Enjoy the sunsets, pelicans, sea gulls and sailboats that grace the canal. Bring your own boat and use our private floating dock to tie up to. The living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept kitchen, dining and living area, screened porch and sun decks. The living room has a wood burning fireplace for winter rentals and furnished with a large comfortable L-Shape sofa, flat Screen TV, Cable, DVR, Internet and WiFi connected. The dining area has an entertainment bar, with comfortable swivel stools and a dining table, combined seating for 8. This dining area is surrounded by glass windows and doors that open to the 39 ft sun deck where you will find a gas grill and ample seating area. This deck has a beautiful view of the canal and national wildlife refuge. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a second refrigerator in a large storage closet. Kick back on the screened-in porch that opens from this living area by double glassed doors and enjoy our laid back paradise with a glimpse of the Gulf of Mexico. This front porch offers additional dining space and seating. Load up the golf cart with the folding chairs and your cooler and buzz down to Shell Point Beach in mere minutes! If you are looking for peacefulness, beautiful sunsets and a get away from it all vacation, then this house is for you.
Member since: 2015
- 2084 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Plenty of room for inflatables if needed
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- One set of towels per guest, toilet paper and small bar soap
- Nearby Attractions: -Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles) -St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles) -Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles) -Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, Panacea (12 miles) -Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee (35 miles) -Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee (35 miles) -Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science, Tallahassee (25 miles) -Tallahassee (shopping, restaurants, theaters and other city attractions - 30 miles) -Carabelle Beach, Alligator Point Beach, St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park Beach, St. George's Island Beach (25 miles to 90 miles) Nearest: Grocery Store - Winn-Dixie, 2629 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (15 mi.) Super Wal-Mart - 35 Mike Stewart Dr. (off Crawfordville Hwy.), Crawfordville (15 mi.) Bait - Circle J's Bait & Tackle, 4340 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (17 mi.) Fishing Charter - Capt. Jody Campbell, 34 Connie Dr., Shell Point (.25 mi.) Boat Rental - Shell Island Fish Camp, State Rd. 363, St. Marks (10 ...moreless
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Built on a deep water canal with a fabulous view of a wildlife refuge. Sailboats grace this peaceful canal along with native birds. Enjoy your happy hour from the dock and watch the sunset....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
Table/ 4 chairs, large L-Shaped bar/ 4 swivel bar stools and screened porch table that seats 4. More seating on back deck with grill & below deck there is seated dining for 4 ground level/canal view...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Deck / Patio:
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OFF SEASON 2016-2017
Sep 11 - Mar 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11%
Small DOGS UNDER 30 LBS are allowed ONLY WITH PRIOR APPROVAL. Pet fees apply...1 pet $50.00 per week, 2 pets $75 per week - no cats allowed. Additional deposit may be required for pets. *** MONTHLY RATES BY REQUEST
You will need to sign and return a waiver for use of the golf cart and property. The golf cart can only be used in daylight hours and driver must have a valid driver's license. You will also need to sign and return a rental agreement for your stay. I will be happy to talk to you on the phone and answer questions regarding rates and the property.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates may be up to 25% higher during holidays and popular FSU football game weekends.
Parties of 6 or more will have an additional $50 cleaning fee
$50 fee for each additional person over 6, limit 8 people
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Shell Point is a small, quiet community located in Wakulla County, one of Florida's best-kept secrets and part of Florida's forgotten coast. Besides offering the best flats fishing anywhere, it's ideal for sightseeing and photography. It is located between St. Marks and Panacea, and is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee (Florida's capital). Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city - malls, restaurants, museums, parks, airport - and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).
For the fisherman, the fishing is as good as it gets and there is an assortment of USCG licensed captains that will be more than willing to book and take you out into the bay for a fishing experience that you will never forget. We have year round charter fishing, with different species at different times. Trout and red fish and can be caught all year long. Tarpon are here from June till August, and cobia show up in the early spring as the water warms and stay until fall. The flats also hold Spanish Mackerel, blue fish, sheepshead, flounder and ladyfish. Or you can head out to deeper waters for grouper and snapper.
For the sailor, Shell Point is a great place for windsurfing and sailing and hosts several Regattas each year.
Numerous Birding opportunities await, at nearby Wakulla Springs State Park , St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, St. George Island, St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park, and Bald Point State Park which are all part of the Great Florida Birding Trail.
For the beach enthusiast, nearby beaches include St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park and St. George's Island, which are regularly voted into the top ten beaches in the world (an hour to an hour and a half drive). Shell Point Beach is about 1/4 mi. from "The Seagull". It is a very, very small beach located on the bay, which means that the only waves that you will see will be on a very windy day. It doesn't compare to the other two beaches mentioned earlier, but it is very convenient and a great place to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife in and surrounding the bay, along with breathtaking sunsets.
WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK, (10 miles away) is one of the largest fresh water springs in the world. Wakulla Springs was the site for filming the early Tarzan movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, manatees, many species of water fowl, fish, turtles, snakes, and deer, in and around the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. They also have a swimming area, with a diving platform. Kids love it and you will, too. The water stays at about 70 degrees all year round. It's very refreshing in the heat of the summertime. Downstream from the springs, canoes and kayaks can be rented on the Wakulla River.
ST MARK'S NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE is a 15 minute drive. Visit the St. Mark's Lighthouse and snap some photos of the wildlife within this refuge.
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: My name is Jo Lynn and I am the oldest daughter of Joe and will be assisting you with your rental. Joe is retired and lives in Tallahassee. He built this house for my Mom, Hilda who loved the beach and my Dad loved to sail. The Sea Gull was designed for family and the flow of the living area being open made a great place for food, gatherings and many happy memories. My Dad was a co-founder of the Shell Point Yacht Club which is still in existence today after all these years...
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CANAL VIEW OF HOUSE
LIVING AREA - W/ GLASS DOORS TO SCREENED PORCH
KITCHEN - Electric Stove, Dishwasher, Ice Maker & 2nd Bonus Refrige in Closet
DESK/LIVING AREA WIFI READY TO GO...
39 Ft Screened In Front Porch - Opens to Living area and to Master Bedroom
OUR FLOATING DOCK - GREAT FOR HAPPY HOUR AND SUNSETS.
UPSTAIRS VIEW FROM BEDROOM WINDOW
Upstairs Studio Bedroom - Pop-up Trundle/Sleeps 2 - Front Balcony Sundeck
UPSTAIRS FULL BATH, SHOWER/TUB- TILE FLOORS - FOR BOTH UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS
PEACEFUL SHELL POINT BEACH - 3 BLOCKS AWAY WALKING DISTANCE
LOVELY SUNSET, PHOTO TAKEN FROM OUR DOCK
STREET SIDE VIEW
KITCHEN WINDOW VIEW OF CANAL AND SUNDECK
DINING TABLE NEXT TO BAR WITH SWIVEL STOOLS
Gas Grill on deck off of dining room
Washer/Dryer Closet off Master Bathroom
Upstairs large bedroom with seating and fabulous view of the canal and refuge
UPSTAIRS SUN BALCONY OFF OF DAYBED ROOM
SHADED OUTDOOR SEATING AND DINING - GREAT TO WATCH THE BOATS ENTER & LEAVE CANAL
SHELL POINT BEACH GAZEBO, PUBLIC BATHROOM, VOLLEY BALL
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Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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