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Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

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.

Gary Fritz
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alligator Point in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

second stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves as always at Bay Dreams. Gary is a good host, the place is clean and the view is gorgeous. Lovely rental.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for morning coffee while watching the abundant wildlife

  • 4 of 5

My favorite part of our stay at Alligator Point: Morning coffee in the early light as a band of white squirrels frolic in the trees and pelicans swoop into the bay to catch a few fish. The place comes with binoculars to you can enjoy yourself for hours just watching the wildlife. We happened to spend Thanksgiving at this lovely location. Kitchen is well equipped; everything was is good working order. Did not want for pots/pans or utensils/plates. The kitchen/dining area is the largest part of the house. As this is where everyone gathers, it was perfect. With a "great room" feel, the kitchen, dining table and comfortable sofas are all in close proximity so everyone can be together. The stand-alone bedroom is very nice for the person who would prefer a bit of solitude, as it is a completely separate structure. One tip for your arrival: Alligator Point is dark at night. No streetlights, very few businesses along the road. Try to arrive before nightfall. This will make it easier to read the numbers on the mailbox. We would stay here again. Not fancy, but very comfortable with everything you need. Public beach access is a 10 minute ride and the beach is beautiful with lots of seashells. We saw lots of Monarch butterflies at Bald Point State Park, an access point is less than 5 minutes away by car.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Gainesville, FL

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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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, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
31 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68
Pet Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £240

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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