Ship 2 Shore is an extraordinary beach house with a huge brand new in-ground Swimming Pool.
Our home sits directly on the white sandy Gulf beach and we also own the bay lot across the street where we have a 300' dock.
Why choose Ship 2 Shore?
* Location - Location - Location
* West End has Superior Beaches
* Private Pool 27 x 12 w/sports bottom!
* Closest Public Access is miles away
* Uncrowded Beaches
* Beach Level Bathroom
* 2 Kitchens - 1 is Beach Level
* 300' Private Dock to fish/crab from
* Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat daily
* Large Propane BBQ Grill + Charcoal Grill
Expansive water views from every room in the home, including all of the 6 bedrooms.
Our spectacular home was recently remodeled and redecorated, with an eye to creating a casual seaside atmosphere. Located in the exclusive section of The Point where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Bay, this is one of the few homes privileged to have the pristine sand beaches of the Gulf in the backyard and the crystal blue waters of the Bay in the front yard.
Perfect for any occasion, this extra-special, two story beach house boasts 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, and breathtaking views of the Gulf and Bay from every room.
We are proud that everyone refers to our home, as the nicest beach house on The Point.
4 sets of french doors open to the gulf, immaculate heart pine floors throughout. Hotel quality linens and down pillows on every bed. Memory foam mattresses. Not a detail was overlooked.
It's a very special place.....
Our 4800sf home lays out as follows:
Master bedroom (captains quarters) has a king bed, private bath, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with unimaginable gulf frontage and windows with views of the bay. Fall asleep listening the the waves lapping on the beach.
Admirals Quarters has a queen bed, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with the same gulf frontage as the Master, windows with views of the bay.
Skippers Quarters has a queen bed, amazing views of both the gulf and the bay.
Crews Quarters has 2 twin beds, set in bahama style with a custom built table between. Breathtaking views of the gulf and the bay.
Living room has overstuffed down filled furniture, complimented with nautical theme decorations, mosaic glass tile fireplace, sea glass, mahogany ship wheel, oars,etc. Despite the upscale quality of the furnishings and artwork - our home has conquered the challenge of retaining the coveted 'beach house' feel. Very inviting, casual and extremely comfortable.
The dining room is comprised of a heart pine table and 8 chairs. The kitchen bar seats 4. As most meals are served family style, on the Gulf Porch, there is a teak table, which seats 12 comfortably.
The kitchen has everything, pans of every dimension, crab/lobster pots, roasting pans, poultry racks, crock pots, blenders, cast iron skillets, warming trays, all hand tools and even.....a stick blender. Bosch espresso/cappuccino maker accepts Tassimo pods.
On the Bay side of the house, we have a large covered porch (25'x25') Patio furniture surrounding a marble mosaic table. High end propane grill with convenient fold out stainless prep table.
The Gulf Porch is covered and screened, it is 48' x 12'. Long teak dining table, 5 rocking chairs, a teak couch w/ teak occasional tables, and ..... everyone's favorite.... the 2 person quilted hammock. This porch is everyone's favorite place to hang out.
Just off the Gulf Porch is what we call the 'Sunset Deck'. Some call it the 'Sun Bathing Porch', and my kid's call it the 'Dolphin Watching Porch'. My favorite place to watch the stars at night. For your viewing pleasure, we have a high powered telescope.
Schools of dolphin swim by at least twice per day - and occasionally you will find them swimming around the dock.
We achieved our goal of creating the 'feel' of the downstairs to be ''ole Florida rambling beach house'. It has 2 bedrooms/1 bath, a morning kitchen, a living room and a ping-pong table. It lays out as follows....
The Mermaids Quarters has a Queen size bed and eye level views of the beach.
The Bunk room (Pirates Quarters) has 1 set of bunk beds (2 twins stacked). We built the room so the little tikes in the bunk beds could fall asleep watching the stars.
In the downstairs living room there are 2 brand new queen size sleeper sofas.
The downstairs is beach level :) Designed so that beach-goers can come in and out with ease. The floors are beach proof! (no sand or water worries)
There is a morning kitchen downstairs, with a fridge/ice maker, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, etc.
You can walk right in from the pool or beach grab a beverage, make a cocktail or sandwich, go to the bathroom--- all without going upstairs.
There is yet another covered porch downstairs, with a teak table that seats at least 10, a teak porch swing and a covered sand play area - which is great for when the kids have had too much sun.
Downstairs living room has comfortable seating with cushioned wicker chairs, atop jute carpets.
What key features make our beach house stand out among the others??????
Guests may fish/crab from the 300’ private dock or tie your boat off to the anchor buoy located adjacent to the dock.
Elevator - I learned this lesson when I rented my first beach house. I spent hours lugging suitcases, groceries, coolers, baggage, parents and kids up 2 flights of stairs! With an elevator, just load 'em all in the elevator and press UP!
Boardwalk to Beach - many beach houses just have a beaten path over the dunes, which can be difficult. We have a wide boardwalk directly to the sand - keeping bare feet safe all the way to the beach.
Covered Porches - Expansive covered porches on both watersides of our home are an absolute necessity for a comfortable reprise from the sun.
If you're looking for the 'home away from home' vacation, and you want it to be simple and carefree- our home is for you.
Beach towels, hair dryers in each bathroom, household/laundry products included.
Please know when you are renting one of my homes you don’t have the extra costs or aggravation of renting beach chairs, chaise lounges, umbrellas, beach/pool towels, beach toys, etc.
Our homes all come completely stocked, which saves you time, money, aggravation and suitcase space,,,,,, items such as: shampoo, body wash, laundry products, paper towels, paper products, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, baggies, garbage bags, cleaning products, every spice you could imagine, olive oil, coffee, etc. etc. etc. All you really need to do is, bring your luggage and groceries and alllll the rest is already there.
Make memories of a lifetime at Ship 2 Shore on beautiful Alligator Point!
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Love the Beaches of Franklin County and all of the Forgotten Coast
Linda ODonnell purchased this house in 2007
When the decision was made to purchase a beach house, I drove every beach front property from Shell Point Florida to Gulf Shores Alabama. I chose Alligator Point first and then I chose this home.
The closest public access is several miles down the beach, so there are never any strangers or crowds on our beach. That's important to me.
Uncrowded Beaches - I prefer to hear the dolphins breathing and the seagulls chirping, as opposed to chatter from beach combers.
With the home came an unexpected delightful bonus.... It is the only place on the earth (that I have ever been), where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same porch.
Elevator - No lugging coolers, suitcases, kids and up a flight of stairs.
Ground level kitchen and bathroom - so convenient on beach days.
300' private dock, fish and crab in your own space. Makes loading and unloading the boat an effortless task.
Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat everyday, just tie off at the anchor buoy.
Wooden Boardwalk to the beach
This beach house gives me peace, calms the soul.
Thank you so much everything. We had a blast. Your location and your beautiful home were PERFECT for our entire family. We have tried for years to find a place that has Beach, Boating, Golfing and Fishing and upscale accommodations. WE'VE FOUND OUR PLACE.
Your home is amazing. We so appreciated how well stocked it is. An absolute paradise you have here.
The Beach is beautiful, miles and miles of white sand. We walked all the way around the point, the nature conservancy, and came back out on the bay side, just in time for a perfect lunch and cocktail at the Tiki Hut.
We rented a boat from Wefings. They were a delight to deal with. Delivered the boat to the house and tied it off at the buoy in the bay. We fished the bay and went out to the gulf. A school of dolphins followed for many miles. It was rad.
We golfed at St. James Bay. This is a very fine golf course, we were quite impressed. Some of us shot our best game ever. We had lunch there which was quite tasty.
Thanks for hooking us up with Mike from St. Marks Outfitters. He speaks quite highly of you BTW :) We kayaking down the Wakulla saw nature at it's fines, crystal clear water made for successful kayak fishing. We had never done that before, and can't wait to do it again.
We chartered a boat for a 1/2 day of deep sea fishing. Caught black grouper, red snapper and sea bass. The crew cleaned and fileted all.
Our family has voted, and it is unanimous - we're doing this every year!
Our extended family of 10 (along with our young dog) enjoyed every moment of our visit to Alligator Point. The house itself was absolutely perfect for our needs. It was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed! The kids loved that it came stocked with books, games, and beach toys, as well. The adults could not get enough of the outdoor living spaces with plenty of seating for all! Of particular note, we loved the separate downstairs living area; it was great for the family members with kids and a dog.
The location made for an incredibly relaxing, slow-paced vacation. We enjoyed long walks on the beach, dolphin watching, and shell collecting. We loved the private boardwalk from the house to the beach that made access easy and convenient. The night time brought the best star gazing we have encountered anywhere in the south and a beach bonfire that was one of the highlights of our trip! Even though we felt like we were away from it all, we were able to get excellent seafood with just a short drive and part of the family enjoyed a trip to the small Gulf Aquarium.
Linda, Lisa, and Leah were incredibly responsive to our needs. They were quick to respond to calls and emails and enthusiastically answered every question that we had pertaining to our stay.
We sincerely hope that we can make another trip to Ship 2 Shore in the very near future. Thank you for an incredible vacation!
Beautiful home, every detail considered, from dozens of beach towels to umbrellas to a huge table on the porch so that you can eat outside while looking at the water. My large family was able to spend quality time together without feeling cramped. Perfect.
Ship 2 Shore is a dream come true! When our family arrived the property was clean and beautiful!! The house had all the supplies we needed and room for all the food we brought. We planned to go to different places but instead stayed at the house all week and played in the warm ocean! Even when it rains it's still beautiful and relaxing to sit on both porches and watch it rain 😄I would absolutely stay here again!! It's absolutely amazing! Thank you Linda for letting my family of 14 stay in your beautiful home!!
We had a wonderful time here! The house was perfect for us! Very spacious and clean! The views are BEAUTIFUL from the front and the back of the house! It was one of the very best vacations we have ever had! We loved all the extras that were supplied such as paper products, beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, laundry detergent and any spice in the kitchen you could ever need! The stores are quite a ways away so it was nice not to have to worry about running out and getting this. The owner was super easy to work with and replys to emails almost instantly! Thank you for sharing your home!
We had a great week at Alligator point. The house was beautiful and the pool was amazing. There is hardly anyone on the beach. We saw more wildlife on this beach than any other. Dolphins , stingrays, star fish, conch shells, and different crabs and birds . Linda was very helpful and took care of all our needs. We took two day trips one to St. Marks wildlife refuge and to the aquatic Laboratory. This beach is very secluded and private which we loved. We would definitely like to come back again!
Fishing Charter Boats available at Full service marina 1/2 mile away.
Championship Golf Course 15 miles from Alligator Drive. St. James Bay Golf Resort
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Spring Break 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
20 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Reservation Fee||£140 + Tax|
|Cleaning/Consumables||£399 + Tax|
|Damage Waiver||£80 + Tax|