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Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + Futon overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay

Enjoy this beautiful home sitting on the Gulf of Mexico.

Wide open living with a panoramic view.

Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise on the dock and seeing dolphins swim by catching their breakfast.

Visit The forgotten coast.

this beautiful, open home will host your family vacation.

Kayak right from the dock while fishing for Redfish, sea trout, catfish and mullet.

Blue crabs and oysters can be seen in the shallow water.

The house has a large, well stocked eat-in kitchen plus a bar area with a second small refrigerator. Plenty of seating at the large dining table, as well as a large card game table, plus barstools around the kitchen counter.

The wide open living room has a great view of the gulf, as well as sectional couches and 2 recliners, all can see the 50' HDTV, (with Dish Network Wireless internet is available however it is satellite internet and very limited).

The bedroom downstairs has 2 Full size beds and access to a bathroom with a huge walk in shower.

Behind the kitchen is a queen sized futon, which can be walled off for privacy.

Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, a king bed in one, a queen in the other. Both have access to the bath with shower and large Jacuzzi style tub. There is also another sectional sofa and 1 TV in loft sitting area upstairs. (There are no tvs in the bedrooms).

The wrap around deck overlooks the pool and the gulf, has 2 tables, numerous chairs and a gas grill.

Large swimming pool is fenced and has ample deck room for sunning on the lounge chairs. The pool is approximately 4 foot deep throughout, with wide walk-in stairs.

The area is very private, with most of the residents only here on the weekends and holidays.

More Details

Property Manager
Theresa Winstead
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large bath, accessable by both upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , located under house, outdoor shower by pool
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs
    Sleeping Porch - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Folding doors for privacy, located behind the kitchen
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master Suite, Queen size Bed (1) Upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) Downstairs suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, sleeps 2 in Florida room off kitchen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This house is the perfect family gathering place. Large open area includes wet-bar and game table. Additional entertainment area in upstairs loft, overlooking the living room. 2 Master suites. Outside shower, poolside 1/2 bath near pool patio. Beautiful pool has large patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins gather up their dinner of fresh mullet right in the front yard. Deck has 2 tables and chairs, pool patio has lounging chairs. Diningroom table has room to seat 8-10. Eat-in kitchen has 5 barstools. Game table near entry seats 4.


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Mrs. Mary's / Rustic Olde Time Florida
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Perfect for a family get-a-way...

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed and more! The pool was fantastic and the view amazing! Dolphins swam right out in front of the dock too!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs. Graham. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return next year. You were a jewel to work with.
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Summer Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer family vacation at Mrs. Mary's House. The family loves the peace and quiet you find here. Kayaking has become a family fun time for all, both here and at home. The majority of us had our first encounter with kayaking at Mrs. Mary's House and fell in love with it. We have been enjoying kayaking at home since our first stay and now all but one of us have our own kayaks, which we brought with us this year. We enjoy kayaking for 2 to 3 hours around the island every morning. The guys did some fishing from the dock and attempted kayak fishing this year, while the girls laid by the pool with a good book. When the guys were not fishing, they also enjoyed relaxing in the pool, playing pool volleyball, or a game of corn hole.

The game table is a bit hit with my family during meal preparations and in the evenings. We love the scrabble turntable board and brought along Electronic Monopoly this year, rotating between these games each night.

We can't wait to plan our trip for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this property. House is spacious. Enjoyed the jetted tub daily. The views are awesome from every angle. Not a new home but furnishings are up to date. Only issue I have is the internet restriction. Not enough data available for kids that live on YouTube or if you want​ to stream music. Other than that everything was nice. Would stay there again in the future if I came to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year and we are looking forward to our third visit to Mary's House. Awesome location for a quiet family vacation. We enjoyed the kayaks so much last year, that we have purchased some for ourselves and brought them along as well. The addition of paddle boards were a big hit with my son and oldest grandson. We would go out every morning for a 2 to 3 hour kayak/paddle board outing around the island and encountered baby hammerhead sharks feeding along the shore and dolphins at play. The game table was a hit every night. Looking forward to next year.

Thank you Theresa for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Home with a lot of character!!!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the weather not cooperating as much as we'd like we had a wonderful time. Beautiful house stocked with things to do from kayaking, fishing to swimming in pool. Absolutely lovely time!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wish we could control the weather! Glad you enjoyed the home! Thank you for the review.
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nice home on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at your home on the Gulf. It was just what we needed. The beautiful sunrises were awesome. The home was great and we even got in the pool one of the days. A quiet getaway from it all. What a great piece of property. Thanks for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Beautiful here in the winter.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Mad Anthony's , panacea
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wildwood, Crawfordville
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Spring Creek, Angelos Tropical Trader, Angelos
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shell Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic St. Mark's Lighthouse
Car: necessary

Shallow Boat Ramp nearby

Shell Point beach only minutes away. Deep water channel to access the Gulf of Mexico.

These are some of the local places to visit.

About 20 minutes , west on hwy 98, Mineral Springs seafood :to buy fresh local seafood is in panacea.

St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. There is a small museum there with some local history. Bike the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail from Tallahassee to the Lighthouse. Visit Wakulla Springs State Park with Glass bottom boat rides and a diving platform, about 20 minutes away. great, chilly, swimming. Creature from the deep and Airplane were both filmed there.

We have a 3 ring binder in the house filled with other local information.

We are in Crawfordville, if you'd like to google other info.

You will need a fishing license. Can be purchased ahead of time on-line, or at the local Walmart or bait shops. See

FWC below.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 888-347-4356

Redfish, Kayak Rentals and Charter Fishing by St. Marks Outfitters

St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures,can rent kayaks

\t721 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, FL 32355

(850) 925-3133

Unique bird watching, from White Pelicans in the winter to incredible migratory flocks, thousands of ducks. Rare Woodstork migrates here accompanied by Ultra-light planes to guide them.

St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. Take the Big Bend Scenic Highway to Historical Apalachicola for quaint shopping and visit the incredible white sand beaches on St. George Island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crawfordville, 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
Season 2017
13 May 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee over 6 £152.48 + Tax
Pet Fee £76.24 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £304.96
Cleaning fee up to 6 £114.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates may be up to 25% higher during holidays and popular FSU football game weekends.
Parties of 6 or more will have an additional $50 cleaning fee
$50 fee for each additional person over 7, limit 10 people
Only small dogs under 25 lbs. $150 for 2, limit 2, NO cats

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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