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White Pelican - Beach-Front Home on Gulf-to-Bay Lot

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Beachfront Home

White Pelican: 3 BR, 2 BA home recently (2015) renovated and immaculately maintained (new pics coming soon). Sits on huge Gulf front gulf-to-bay lot for water view from every window of the house. Huge deck and screen porch on the gulf, overlooking beautiful sand dunes and private beach. Front deck overlooks Alligator Bay and natural forest area. Sleeps 7, rare exceptions made for additional guest (extra charge for more than 7 people.) Air conditioned, dishwasher, washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD, VCR, gas grill, fully furnished. High speed wireless internet and Cable TV provided.

Amenities: Hardwood floors throughout, two queen beds, bunk bed with double and a single; recently remodeled; Soapstone kitchen counters and new second bath; microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, fully furnished kitchen, ceiling fans, cable TV and VCR, gas grill; 16 foot wide glass doors look out on huge screen porch, private beach.

Activities: Very quiet area. No theme parks, roller coasters, kiddie parks, etc. Shopping within 30-45 minutes; trips to Carrabelle, Wakulla, Apalachicola, East Point, Tallahassee are popular. Deep sea fishing boats leave from several local marinas. Wonderful restaurants within 15 minutes drive. Fishing from surf in front of the house this year yielded Spanish mackerel, flounder, whiting, and Redfish.

Area: Alligator Point is a narrow spit of land about 4 miles long. Most maps don't list it. Years ago, the area was called 'Lighthouse Point' before it was developed. Our house is at the most narrow part, thus the gulf-to-bay location. Our back yard is the Gulf of Mexico; our front yard is Alligator Bay. Nice easy sand path through the dunes to the beach....the bay is accessible in the front of the house and we recently added a 420' dock for fishing and boat mooring available upon request (inquire for details).

Highway 98 is the main highway that runs along the coast. Alligator Drive (Highway 370) cuts down to the peninsula just west of the big bridge over Ochlocknee Bay. Light shopping is available within 15 minutes of the house.

Rentals typically 7 day minimum but some exceptions and run from Sunday to Sunday unless other arrangements are made.

More Details

Property Manager
Josh Simmons
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Josh Simmons

This is our personal vacation home not a shabby rental investment filled with inexpensive worn furniture and run by a corporation. We take great pride in making it inviting and well appointed. The home has been renovated from top to bottom since we purchased the home and we have just renovated the master suite with new glass enclosed master shower and ship lap bedroom in the winter of 2016-17. We are avid divers and spearfish year around in the amazingly bountiful waters of the gulf.

Josh Simmons purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

One of the coveted few gulf to bay properties on The Point. New composite 420 sq ft deck overlooks the gulf as does the large screened porch.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , dbl/twin/bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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White Pelican - Beach-Front Home on Gulf-to-Bay Lot
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Huntsville, Alabama

Could use a little tlc. Refrigerator seemed to work sporadically.

  • 3 of 5

We still had a great vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roger, The refrigerator had been repaired several times but never worked properly. I wish I'd known it was acting up again while you were there. When I went down after your stay it wasn't cooling well at all. We immediately replaced it with a brand new Whirlpool stainless fridge that hopefully should be the end of that issue. That's the first and only time we've ever received anything other than rave reviews, sorry you had an issue. Josh
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What a getaway looks like!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived here for our stay. The home listed was much more than the photo gallery we viewed online. This house was tastefully adorned with the owners loving touches right down to the smallest details. The house was inviting and comfortable beyond anything we expected. The owner was warm and welcoming and freely shared his good fortunes with us as guests. Alligator point is a fascinating place to stay and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Entire family loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing and wonderful place. Very nice home with amazing views, saw dolphins multiple times a day. We also had a couple bald eagle sightings. Very few people on the beach all week, it was like we had it all to ourselves. Loved the fact that it was so close to the gulf with very few stairs to climb. We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott. You are welcome back anytime!
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A lovely stay at a beautiful home which overlooks the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The ocean right at your doorstep. Such a lovely home with screened in porch and beyond a regular porch looks out on Alligator Point beach. This is the place to go to relax, listen to the ocean, watch birds, and collect shells on rustic white sand beach. We loved our stay. A wonderful, clean home with all the amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Spring Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

While we have visited Alligator Point for many vacations over the past years, this was our first stay at The White Pelican. The house was perfect for our small group, my husband and myself and our 12 year old granddaughter. It is evident that the owners have put a lot of thought and care into making this an attractive and comfortable vacation home. Expansive living areas were wonderful for visiting with friends & near-by family who came by to visit. There's plenty of comfortable seating spread out through the open concept living/dining/kitchen area. The kitchen is quite large with an efficient layout and a huge island for extra seating and serving space. It was well equipped and the separate ice maker was wonderful for filling the cooler and we never had to worry about running out of ice! The three bedrooms are on the cozy side, but are very attractive with lots of natural light and comfortable bedding, as well as adequate storage. A nice sized screened porch and a large deck were the perfect spots for morning coffee and dolphin watching or for just relaxing throughout the day. We love to stay in this area of Alligator Point because of the beach to bay view and access. This property has a great pier on the bay with a large dock area and a fish cleaning station which came in very handy as we had great luck with the fishing! Another feature we really appreciated was that this house is not as elevated as some others we have stayed at in the area. While there are stairs for entering the house and accessing the beach, they are not as steep or as many of them. That makes it so much easier to load and unload luggage and groceries, as well as being easier on touchy knees. Even my 86 year old dad was able to manage them easily when he came for lunch one day! What we love about this area is that it has changed so little over the years! While there are a few more houses, the beach is still quiet and in it's natural state. On this trip we saw dolphin, deer and even a bald eagle! Here we really relax and can show our granddaughter a part of Florida that is for the most part unchanged from our own childhoods. And we've all agreed this is a house we definitely want to come back to! We found the owner very responsive and easy to work with, always a plus! This place is a jewel!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hendersonville, North Carolina

What a Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This is a house that we would like to keep a secret but that is not fair to the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house has a large kitchen, open to eating and living areas which gives you ample room to socialize. There are stools at the kitchen counter plus the dining table nearby and a large table on the screen porch and a picnic table on the deck. The bedrooms are a comfortable size and from the master bedroom bed you can see the beach and water! The home is very nicely furnished, clean and well-maintained. Excellent cross ventilation if you do not desire AC, has WIFI, DVD player, cable, washer/dryer and very easy access to one of the prettiest beaches in the US. Excellent retail outlets for seafood nearby. Owner were very easy accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback we try hard to make sure that you love our little secret as much as we do! Come back anytime. Josh
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alligator Point, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Rate
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Rate
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Optional Cleaning Fee £135.28
Tax Rate 9.0%

Sunday to Sunday rentals preferred (exceptions considered). Alligator Point rentals are rare and usually fully book. Last year we were unable to accommodate many request as we were fully booked during most of the peak season. In order to allow more people to enjoy the beach we love, we recently decreased our minimum stay from 7 days to 3 days. We will still give priority to week long rentals but in order to allow rentals during weeks we will only be here a few days, we will accept partial week rentals within 30 days of any rental date if it isn't already booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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