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Outstanding Gulf Views and Direct Gulf Access

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This rental has breathtaking gulf views and has direct gulf access from the canal located directly beside the house. This short canal ends at our large over the canal deck which covers 2 boat lifts and a large fish cleaning station. Home has wrap around decks with plenty of room for relaxing outside dining, watching the wildlife and viewing the beautiful sunsets.

This cozy home (900 square feet) sleeps 4 to 6 with 1 1/2 baths. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen and the other with a double bed and a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. Each bedroom has French doors that lead out on the outside decks that offer unique views. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need, including ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender, microwave, dishwasher and some spices. There also is a gas grill on the deck for your use as well as a picnic table and other deck furniture for your enjoyment. Home also includes washer and dryer.

In the living room there is a flat screen TV that has Dish network and a DVD player for your use. The DVR has many movies that have been recorded if you feel like a movie. Recently a new cell tower was added which is a real pleasure since there wasn't one until now. We have installed WiFi for your use.

In our yard at the end of the canal is a fire ring for your use on cooler evenings to enjoy the birds and sunsets.

Since there are no grocery stores in town,, we suggest you do your shopping prior to your stay in Horseshoe Beach.

More Details

Stuart and Terry Bennett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Stuart and Terry Bennett

We live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula which we love. We live in a log home that we built ourselves, mostly as a camp, when our kids were little. We live on Conway Lake with Lake Superior 1/4 mile away. After our kids grew up and left home, and after we retired, we decided to sell our home in Marquette and move to our camp, 20 minutes north of Big Bay, MI. We love the peace and the beauty of nature and feel very fortunate to live the lifestyle that we have chosen.

Stuart and Terry Bennett purchased this house in 2014

Why Stuart and Terry Bennett chose Horseshoe Beach

When we decided to get away from winter for a month or two, we rented a home in Old Town, FL. We went for a drive one day to find some local shrimp and someone suggested Horseshoe Beach. We fell in love with it right away. In driving around, we noted that this house was for sale. We had not planned to buy, but decided to check the house out and we both felt it was meant to be! We were so impressed with the views and the town itself, that we made an offer. We love it here and now spend 3 1/2 months here every winter.

What makes this house unique

Fishing, fishing and fishing! This is the place to be! A quiet, peaceful place to unwind and relax. Not as many people as there is in a lot of other towns/cities in Florida. And, we have become friends with many people in town, who appreciate the same.


Horseshoe Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The full size bath includes tub/shower, toilet and sink. The half bath includes a sink and a toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is a queen size sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Outstanding Gulf Views and Direct Gulf Access
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had three nights of perfection! Amazing. Beautiful home, great view, good fishing. We can't wait to do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! It's always a pleasure for us to know that our guests enjoyed their stay in our home and had a great time! Hope you'll visit us again! Stu and Terry Bennett
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Relaxing adventure

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at this lovely home, great owners& in a friendly community. We scalloped daily & kayaked right from the house ! Sunsets & cocktails need I say more?

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! It's a pleasure when we have such good people that want to return! We're pleased that you had a good time, and hoping you'll be able to return! Terry and Stu Bennett
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  • 5 of 5

Stu and Terry made it so easy to stay at their Horseshoe Beach House. House very clean and very comfortable. All you need to bring is your clothes and food. The house is equipped with everything you need!!! It also has access to the water with a boat ramp and dock area for cleaning fish/ scallops. We met the neighbors whom told us where to scallop and about the Locals bar "The Marina". We had so much with our friends and family and met new friends along the way. Thank you for making this experience so easy!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review!We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our home and hope that you will come back again some day! Sincerely, Stu and Terry
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Cute house, great owners

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, massive deck too that has great views. Quiet town, def would and will go back

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you much for you positive review! It's always nice to know when a guest has enjoyed their stay in our home. We hope you'll come back and visit again! Sincerely, Stu and Terry
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great for fishing & scalloping

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Seaside Stay

  • 5 of 5

It's amazing the extent these owners have gone to to try to make you comfortable! From the outstanding dishes, silverware, kitchen appliances, to the fluffy towels and rich bedding, and comfortable furnishing, we felt like we were home away from home. Try as I may, there was nothing missing or that we could complain about except for the endless RAIN, and I don't think the owners were responsible for that. A great first utilization of VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! We are always pleased when our guests enjoy their stay! Hope you will come back again some day, maybe the weather will be nicer then!! Stu and Terry Bennett
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Horseshoe Beach Marina
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Shrimp Boat
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Shired Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Before your check-in, you will receive a copy of our Rental Agreement to complete, sign and return to us. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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