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House w/ Boat Dock, Minutes From Gulf Of Mexico, Golf Cart , Bay Beach Nearby

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,084 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Joe and Jo Lynn Winterle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Joe and Jo Lynn Winterle

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...

Joe and Jo Lynn Winterle purchased this house in 1984


Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2084 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath, Tile Floor, Towels and Rugs
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , A large bath with tile floor, towels and rugs
  • One set of towels per guest, toilet paper and small bar soap
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , BEDROOM 3 IS A OPEN STUDIO BEDROOM, TRUNDLE/POP-UP 2 TWINS
  • Plenty of room for inflatables if needed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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


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House w/ Boat Dock, Minutes From Gulf Of Mexico, Golf Cart , Bay Beach Nearby
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Dothan, AL

Very relaxing weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The location and property provided and serene environment for the family to simply relax and enjoy time together; exploring in the golf cart, walking in the beach, fishing off of the dock and simply relaxing on Ken of the many balconies. We will definitely be booking again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, adorable, peaceful retreat with all the luxuries of home.

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place, close to Shell Point and Marshes Beach. Great paddleboarding and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was very clean and well prepared

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice house away from any distractions . Clean with with a good view

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Shell Point. It was a great house - very clean (and loved the wood floors).

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Quite and relaxing weekend, the home is very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Very Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Nice house with boat dock. Truly is just a golf cart ride to a small beach. Out of the way location, not lots of good restaurants, plan on eating simple or making your own. Well decorated home. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tallahassee Reginal Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Mad Anthony's in Panacea
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wildwood Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Spring Creek Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Shell Point Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.