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Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Alligator Point - The Bay Dreams

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Large bay front room,with large separate house with heating and air,, two baths, large kitchen, satellite TV with 180 channels, brand new plasma large screen. Lots of closets and furnished by decorator. Kitchen and dining area together, all appliances new, washer and dryer. Enjoy sunsets from large deck on bay side of house. Fishing in canal in front of house. Boat landing one mile, on one acre of land, very private and secluded.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary Fritz
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Gary Fritz

I am a building contractor from Tallahassee, Florida and have been in business for the past 32 years. I always loved the coast as a child and bought several homes there in the last few decades. I have lived in The Bay Dreams for ten years, but have had to move to town due to the economy.

Gary Fritz purchased this house in 1991

Why Gary Fritz chose North West Florida

I bought this house ten years ago and remodeled it for my wife and I to live in and we did for ten years. We decided to move back to Tallahassee and so I furnished the house to become a rental.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with this house because of its private setting and abundance of wildlife in the area. The deck on the bay side has beautiful sunsets, and is really good to relax and watch the world go by. I especially like the Goldfish ponds I built in the front yard, full of frogs and Goldfish.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful view of the back of the bay

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in a home with no stairs! Great backyard view and seating area. Lots of things you need in a kitchen but don't want to carry with you. Screened in cleaning station. Extra bedroom outside the home. Lots of space in the yard. Enjoyed my stay, just wish it was longer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming roomy cottage on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

We went in with somewhat low expectations given how reasonable the rental rate was and were so very pleasantly surprised. The house was nice and open, the kitchen large and open, well stocked and command central . The water view was so very pretty with awesome sunsets and could be seen from the kitchen and the large sunporch and also from the master bedroom. There was a nice deck out the back with comfortable patio furniture. Not screened but the sun porch has almost the same view, so if the mosquitoes are bad you can still sit inside and enjoy the view. The house sits back from the water about 30 yards and the entire yard is fenced in. Great for our dog! The beds were comfortable, the master suite nicely set off from the rest of the small house. We didn't use the 3rd bedroom that is located in a small building in the backyard, but is looked very nice. There is also a screened in room next to the house to the side that has a sink set up for cleaning fish.

The house was very clean, tile floors, good appliances and nicely laid out. Lots of durable comfortable, leather furniture for seating and a nice TV. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful mini vacation at Bay Dreams! The house is perfect, plenty of room and beautifully appointed. The deck was our favorite place to chill out- we enjoyed having our coffee out there in the morning and a cocktail in the evening when we returned from exploring the area.

There is so much to see in this beautiful area that we couldn't get to it all in the 3 days we were there and plan to return later this year, if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and quiet. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and roomy, within minutes of the beach and Bald Point State Park. Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to Alligator Point and the area is as beautiful as we remembered. My sister and I had a great stay!The house is very comfortable and roomy and is perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the water. It is within minutes of the beach and Bald Point State Park where we saw a bobcat one morning. We enjoyed the white squirrels hanging out iby the house. We had fun-filled days exploring the area and all it offers. Gary was a most patient and gracious host .... Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If we choose to return to Alligator Point again, this is where we will want to return.

  • 4 of 5

Besides the view, as seen in the pics, this place had more to offer than most places you could find apple to apple. We were merely a couple who needed a dry and cool place to sleep, store our gear, and serve as a way point to fish and venture from. This was better priced than a mere hotel suite with a kitchenette. Being a house on the ground, it had more to offer than a condo/multi unit..., at still a better rate. Relatively private.

The kitchen and utility aspects were as if I left my kitchen, which is grateful considering that if a group were staying for more than a couple of days, there it is a bit of a hump in either direction for food other than fried costal offerings. Surprisingly the BigTop grocery in Panacea was adequate at best with a conservative selection of goods. I love to cook, and though I brought a few utensils I did not think would be available, I found myself really needing nothing. If you are planning a full capacity house rental, there are plenty of plates and utinsils and space to feed up to 8 in a single sitting.

There were binoculars for viewing the bay..., go figure? The house came with an owner made binder of basic rules, requests as well as a reasonable collection of local activities, flyers, maps and information. Wi-fi also had obvious login instructions posted.

My girlfriend and I did not feel like we were sitting on plastic and wicker at a noisy vacation community. We were in a home. It was more than we needed and may consider asking for a lower rate since we only used 1/2 of the place, but if we return to alligator point, we think a pair of couples could stay without being in anyones way to split the costs.

My only reason for not giving a complete 5 star is that the grill was out of service and missing at least a bar of soap in the bathroom sinks. We arrived only days after the hurricane passed through, so perhaps a couple of corners could be understandably missed considering the rest of the grounds and house were spotless.

Enjoy your stay. -robert

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful letter regarding the bay dreams. I did not know the grill was out of service, I will check it perhaps the gas was gone. That's my guess said the hurricane had just gone through a day or so before, and there were a few things not right, however it sounds like you had George your stay. That is the main thing I am concerned about with all my guests that they are adequately taken care of with all the amenities.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ticki Hut
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Willdwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Angelos (5 star)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bald Point Beach

Birds, wildlife, and other sights great you at The Bay Dreams, there are Bald Eagles, white squirrels, deer, egrets, great herons, fish in the canal right in front of the house for red fish and trout. Golf is only fifteen miles, five star restaurant five miles, Wakulla Springs fifteen miles, one of the deepest springs in the world. White pristine beaches three minutes away with only a few people no matter what time of year. Fish from the beach and catch many different kinds of fish. Bald Point State park five minute drive, 5,000 acre state park with trails going back as far as you can see into the wilderness. Boat landing one mile and full service Mariana five miles.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alligator Point, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Oct 2016 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Feb 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 May 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £67
Pet Fee £59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alligator Point in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are on separate sides of the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Front of House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bungalow is separate from the house and is 14' by 16'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wake up and see the beautiful bay. Has TV with dvd player
    Pull out bed - Leather couch pulls out to make a Queen Size bed, very comfy
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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