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'Sunset Therapy' Bayfront Home on Gulf Coast South of Tallahassee Fl

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Stunning sunset views over Ochlockonee Bay from the wrap-around screened porch and 200 ft fishing dock led us to name this place 'Sunset Therapy.' Less than a mile from the open Gulf of Mexico, this home is located on a half acre lot and is surrounded by tall pines, palms, and oaks. The area is all residential, with no giant hotels or condo complexes, little traffic, and room to roam. Within a mile walk is Mashes Sands Beach and state park, including public fishing pier and hiking trails. There are 3 marinas within 20 minutes drive, and a free public boat ramp within a mile where you can put in your fishing boat and keep it at our dock during your stay. This is a natural paradise to be enjoyed by all ages.

We purchased and remodeled this home in 2010, but its unique architecture and views must be attributed to the Simms family who built it in 1966. It features a large great room in the center that is hexagon shaped with 3 walls of windows and french doors providing a 180 degree view of the bay. The dome-like ceiling rises to 14 feet in the center. The kitchen, dining, and living room areas are all under this dome, and the 40 inch HD TV can be viewed by all. The master bedroom has a king bed and computer desk, and the guest side has a second master-size bedroom with 2 queen beds and a smaller kid bedroom with 2 XL twin beds.

Sunset Therapy was not damaged in Hurricane Hermine despite the eye passing directly over us, but the storm surge removed all the decking boards. The dock will be rebuilt but not likely completed until late 2016.

Once you experience the unique ambiance of this home and the surrounding environment, you will fall in love with it too. And you will recognize why we named it 'Sunset Therapy.'

Keywords: Waterfront home, boating, fishing, dock

More Details

Brent Kerger
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Brent Kerger

I am a research scientist and have been renting and maintaining homes in Tallahassee and 4 vacation rentals since 1998.

Brent Kerger purchased this house in 2010

Why Brent Kerger chose Panacea

We have several family members who purchased properties nearby, and we hope to eventually retire to this area. The main attraction is quiet living in a natural paradise with rapid access to the Gulf.

What makes this house unique

Natural beauty and fisherman's paradise. Within a mile walk is Mashes Sands Beach and state park with hiking trails and boat ramp. Keep your boat at our 200 ft dock, or just fish from the dock. 3 marinas with great fishing charter boats within 20 minutes drive. Great restaurants, shops, and other attractions with 10-20 minutes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Panacea in Wakulla County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - couch and inflatable bed available
  • King size beds (1) 1 King bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen beds in larger guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 XL twin beds in bedroom and one inflatable single bed can be placed in larger guest bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fishing dock, boat slip, bayfront


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

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'Sunset Therapy' Bayfront Home on Gulf Coast South of Tallahassee Fl
average rating of 4.785714 based on 42 reviews
Simsbury, Connecticut

Beautiful place on the water

  • 5 of 5

Ours was a seasonal stay and we really enjoyed the location right on the Ochlockonee Bay. The dock is a lovely place to watch the sunset - or the stars at night. The layout of the house is good for visitors - we had our adult children stay with us for a few days. Any issues that came up during our extended stay were promptly handled by the owner. We really enjoyed our time at Sunset Therapy, and would highly recommend it - with one caveat. It is a pet-friendly place, so if you have severe pet allergies you may want to chose another location. This was not an issue for us, but our son was affected during his visit.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What A Gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The location was great, the layout was amazing, sunset was breathtaking and the owner quickly responded to questions. I would definitely recommend and looking forward to future stays.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

The home was clean and nice. The home has a nice layout. Great access to the bay. The owner is very responsive to any requests. The beaches in the area are not all that great. But we went to St. George's Island State Park (a little over an hour away), and it is excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange Park


  • 5 of 5

Had a great time fishing, the house was just right

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calera, AL

PEACEFUL and Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We received excellent customer service from the owner from the very beginning. He was very easy to deal with and responsive. We loved the house! The two wings are great when two families are sharing the house. I wish I had that great room at my house and with those views! The house was very well stocked and we loved the dock. Fabulous for viewing the sunset, I never got up early enough to see sunrise. Loved that the house was also pet friendly. The mess behind the shed really needs cleaning up and there's a couple of places where the screen has come loose on the porch. This place is a good middle point for family get togethers and could become a yearly visit for us. Definitely would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sunset Therapy.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Angelo & Sons Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. James Bay, Lanark Village
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Angelo & Sons Restaurant, Tropical Trader Rest.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mashes Sands State Park
Car: necessary

Walking trail along Mashes Sands Road; Public boat ramp and public fishing pier towards Mashes Sands Beach and state park. Marinas renting boats and with fishing charters in Panacea and Alligator Point.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61.38
Damage Deposit £144.42

No parties allowed and must be age 25+ to rent this property. Special rates for Owner-direct booking only: 5 night mini-week for Sunday check-in and Friday checkout is $599 for high season and $499 for winter season excluding holiday weeks. Cleaning fees: 1-4 persons $85; 5-7 persons $100; and 8-10 persons $120. Nights prior to holiday are priced at the high season weekend rate, and holiday weeks in winter are priced at the high season rates. Credit transaction fee of 4% on total amount paid by credit card is deducted from security deposit; no charges for e-check of check payments. Crate-trained dogs (2 maximum) allowed only with pre-approval from owner and extra cleaning fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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