"My husband and I were headed to southwest Florida when we learned the red tide was really bad at our planned destination. It was also uncertain at that point where Hurricane Matthew was going to land. So we made a last minute change in plans and booked this location. We are so happy we did! It is an awesome location. Daily, we saw dolphins rounding up the mullet for dinner, a shark once, a puffer fish, a bald eagle and countless osprey, herons, egrets, shore birds and gull-like birds from this home. The home is nestled among the live oaks, palms, pines and laurels right on a narrow tidal marsh. My husband launched his kayak daily (just a 20 step walk thru the marsh grass) to go fishing in the flats. It gets afternoon shade and a beautiful gulf breeze. The view is beautiful. The home had everything we needed with a fully stocked kitchen, two flat screen televisions and a super comfortable bed. Our hosts were awesomely accommodating and easy to reach. Thanks so much to Kris and her team for pulling it together for us on such short notice! The fresh flowers, inside and out, were a great touch! We have rented lots of homes through VRBO and is the first home to ever have room to put away our things! The empty cabinet/pantry space in the kitchen was so appreciated! In the bedroom, there were empty shelves to store our clothes, towels, etc. This is a great location to venture out to discover the area. We visited Wakulla Springs, where we saw alligators, manatees and lots of birds. We took a boat up the St Mark's River, where we saw lots of birds, including king fishers and bald eagles, and an alligator. We rode down Bottom's Road, where we saw Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills (and bald eagles). Bald Point State Park has a beautiful white sand beach! Mineral Springs Seafood is a great place to purchase fresh seafood. The folks in there are super nice! If you go there, get some of the stuffed scallop bacon wrapped dip - yum. Hutton's Seafood (food truck) has really good shrimp dip. Mad Anthony's is a great place to eat out. I would recommend this spot if you are looking for a comfortable home with privacy and peace and quiet with lots of places to go explore. Thanks again to Kris and her team!!!"
Guest: Gil and Debbie
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 13, 2016