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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Spotted Grouper is a delightful Old Florida beach bungalow surrounded by twisted Sand Live Oaks. We are located on Bald Point near Panacea, Florida in a small, quiet beach neighborhood along the Forgotten Coast, surrounded by Bald Point State Park.

The house is 100 yards from the Gulf- to get there just walk down Grouper Street to the water, or use the boardwalk behind the house - there are no streets to cross. The fishing is fantastic, as are the local restaurants and seafood markets.

We are located 45 miles south of Tallahassee, 340 miles due south of Atlanta. The Spotted Grouper sleeps 4 with 1 queen bed and 1 double bed. Sheets and towels are provided.

Note that the Spotted Grouper is 'self-cleaning', ie our guests clean the house themselves on departure. All supplies are provided, as is a cleaning checklist.

Recent updates: Pine floors, new carpet, internet.

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth.

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2001

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alligator Point in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
5

I absolutely love the spotted grouper. It is my favorite vacation destination.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for peace, and quiet, and a comfortable Bungalow close to the beach, the spotted grouper is the perfect getaway spot. The house is kept very clean, and has a very warm feel to it. I love the living beach, and the easy to wade in water. I highly recommend staying at the Grouper.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Lovely peaceful forgotten coast

  • 3 of 5

Weather was surprisingly warm during our Feb 2017 visit. Neighbor Ben was friendly & helpful. Folks we met in Panacea & Crawfordville were friendly & informative. We enjoyed fishing, hiking, & exploring areas of St Mark's Wildlife Refuge. Revisited favorite areas in Apalachicola, Carrabelle, & St George Island. Enjoyed eating out & cooking many forms of fresh seafood. A quiet peaceful area.

3 star rating is because we found the cottage to feel dark & be less modern than we would generally prefer. I did my best at self cleaning the cottage, but felt it could use a thorough cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your month's stay in our area! There truly are many wonderful adventures available...and our neighbors are the best! You are correct regarding the lighting in our little cottage. We have purposely chosen to rely on soft ambient lighting throughout (40w incandescent bulbs, and do not allow any florescent bulbs); we carefully selected darker colors for the bedroom walls (especially for our guests who like to nap or sleep late on their vacations); and the SG is surrounded by 200+ yo oaks that offer a shady respite from the sun. It it our hope that these attributes will provide a gentle and welcoming old-Florida charm that is not easily duplicated. We do try to make sure that our published photographs accurately convey what our guests should expect. The Spotted Grouper is a grandfathered-in, ground-level concrete block house that is well past her 50th birthday. She does have a few wrinkles and bumps that make cleaning beach sand a challenge. Thank you for taking the time to clean her so well!
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5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is super comfy and has just about everything you would want or need for a vacation. Fairly secluded and a true get-a-way! If the windows are open you can hear the waves. I would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we do hope you come back! Yes, if the windows are open you can hear the waves...it's really that quiet and the water is really that close. We knowthat we are prejudiced, but we think it's one of the great spots on the planet!!
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5

Best stay ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our month long visit to the Spotted Grouper! It was exactly as described. The Grouper was very clean and well maintained. When the washing machine quit working, the problem was addressed immediately. Everything is on one level and the owners have made this beach cottage so welcoming. It sleeps four comfortably and the kitchen is well appointed for preparing meals while staying there. We loved the short walk to the beach and enjoyed watching the sunrise. We also loved seeing a bald eagle, many other shore birds as well as the dolphins. The shelling was good, too!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, B! And thank for your patience with the washing machine...Joel really does make repairs a priority. It was so very nice to meet you and to be hosted in our own cottage! Truly a treat to remember. Glad your kiddos are moving closer to you...but sad that you won't have that reason to return to our area. All the best!
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! Very nice! It is in a secluded area but close to so many things you can do. We visited the parks, St. George Island, Wakulla Springs for a fabulous boat ride though the area where they shot many Tarzan movies, We went to the Stone Crab Festival in St. Marks and Apalachicola for shopping and visiting historic homes. There is lots of history all around you including a World War II museum. PLUS we visited Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. Amazing place!!! It’s not far at all. The location is perfect. The house is cozy and perfect for relaxing. We watched movies from the collection at the house. We plan to return and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear of the exploring you did in and around our area! Yeah, the WWII history of the area is very interesting to us, too. "They say" that Bald Point Road is straight because it was used as a landing strip during the pre-Normandy-landing training. The Museum in Carrabelle documents this time period very well...certainly worth a visit! But you mentioned one place we haven't visited...Mission San Luis...it's now on our list! Thanks for visiting and we appreciate your thoughtful review.
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5

Another great stay at The Grouper

  • 5 of 5

We have been here 7 times now ! It was wonderful as always, with beautiful weather. The cottage is always clean and comfortable, stocked with everything we might need. The beds sleep great ! Enjoyed beach walks, sunrises, birds (saw an eagle), seafood, antique shopping and more. We'll be back next year !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love guests that love the Spotted Grouper! Thanks, Kat, for being such a special spark in our beach adventure. It makes us both happy when you are there!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alligator Point, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring/Summer 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£96
£632
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£248
for 3 nights
From
£83
£567
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£248
for 3 nights
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£83
£567
£1,351
 
 
Spring/Summer 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
From
£109
£719
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
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£109
£719
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tallahassee
Car: necessary

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