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Fisherman's Paradise on Crystal Clear Private Lake Mystic

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy spectacular sunsets and an abundance of fish and wildlife on private, pristine, crystal clear Lake Mystic. Pack your bathing suit, fishing pole, camera and binoculars and come on ! A- Frame home is directly on the water and has a lakeside screened- in sleeping and dining porch with tin roof, is fully furnished with good beds, soft linens and good knives in the kitchen. Gas grill, wood buring stone fireplace, new stainless appliances includes french- door refrigerator and oversized convection oven. Canoe and Peddle boat available for tenant use, gently sloping shoreline for the little ones, washer /dryer, pet friendly. Dock for sunning or fishing, ceiling fans throughout the house and porch.

Master Bedroom has king bed and master bath . Second bedroom has twin with trundle that converts to another twin or pushed together for double/ queen. Second bathroom just off second bedroom. LR leather sofa has unusually comfortable queen sleeper and sleeping porch has two very comfortable Chaise Lounges. Both baths have tubs and showers.

Keywords: Waterfront Home

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Nina Allison
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 December, 2016

About Nina Allison

I have been recruiting in the Atlanta area for over thirty years. I love to travel and enjoy cooking , music and the arts. I love dogs and have two Jack Russel Terrorists who go everywhere with me.

Nina Allison purchased this house in 1985

Why Nina Allison chose Florida

My Father, an avid outdoorsman, bought this property in 1954 . He was awestruck by the crystal clear water of the lake and the great Bass fishing and hunting in the area . He was fascinated with the Aquifer in Florida and loved it's many prisitne lakes and springs. My Mother moved here full-time in the 70's and worked as a Nurse in the neighboring town of Blountstown. She is known throughout the area as 'Miss Bertha' and for calling out the fish : 'Here fishy- fishy ' . As a crowd of fish would gather, she fed them cracker mush with a baby bottle. They took it greedily. Yes, I have pictures. I am known as 'Miss Nina' , Miss Bertha's daughter.

What makes this house unique

I so enjoy being so close to so many natural attractions. Cape San Blas, St. George's Island, ST. Marks, Wakulla Springs, Florida State Caverns and Mexico Beach to name a few. The Apalachicola Oysters are world famous for a reason. It is a joy to catch fish from such pristine waters as Lake Mystic because you can eat what you catch with no worries about chemicals or other toxins. It is commonplace to have the magnificent Bald Eagles land in the pine trees right outside the screend porch and to wake to a four foot tall Great Blue Heron standing on the dock gazing down into the clear water at his next meal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bristol, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queez size Sleep Sofa
  • King Size bed in Master, two twins in second bedroom (trundle), Comfortable Queen Bed in Sleep Sofa in Living Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Canoe and Peddle Boat available for tenant use. This is a private lake with no public boat ramp but small boats can be launched at neighbor's property with advance notice for tenants staying seven or more nights. There is no boat ramp on this property.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Fisherman's Paradise on Crystal Clear Private Lake Mystic
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful home on a magical lake

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because I selfishly don't want everyone to discover this gem, but here goes! We stayed for a week at Nina's beautiful home and we couldn't have been happier. The home is lovely with a screened-in porch to watch the afternoon summer shower roll over Lake Mystic after enjoying the day lolling about in the crystal clear swimming spot beside the dock on the property. The layout of the home is perfect, and I've never stayed in a vacation home that was so well stocked with linens and kitchen ware. The check in and check out process was seamless, Nina is very responsive and everything was self-explanatory and just easy. Can't wait to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words ! You are welcome back anytime ! So glad you had such a great time and good experience.You were such a pleasure to host !
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Second Visit - Better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year coming to this lovely lake home for vacation. We caught large blue gill, bass, soft shell turtle and the largest alligator turtle I have ever seen. He had to be at least 100 years old! My children (22, 17, 12) absolutely love to swim and jump off the dock. My newest baby, Zoey, loves to swim. She is a Morkie and absolutely loved her first vacation! We will be coming back year after year! Thank you Ms. Nina for sharing your home and allowing us to have the best quality family time! We did not leave other than to get groceries and our bait for fishing! The most beautiful sunsets you can capture also!

Looking forward to next year already!!!!


Kyle, Trina, Lindsey, Darren and Dawson

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Trina ! You and your family are welcome back anytime ! Love having you !
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Tallahassee, Fl

Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the cabin from Miss Nina and we really enjoyed our stay. Our grandson caught his first fish from the dock and loved tubing on the lake! The house has everything - even a pressurer cooker, which I haven't seen in years. The beds were very comfortable and space was sufficient. The only problem we had was it rained several days and the walk way to the dock was very slippery.

We enjoyed seeing the Bald Eagle while sitting on the front porch - beautiful. Thanks for sharing your place with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The very next week the dock and all wooden walkways were repaired, pressure washed, stained and water sealed with a bit of sand added to stop any slippage. You and yours are welcome back anytime ! Nothing like the thrill of catching that first fish !
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Beautiful and relaxing setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a perfect view of the lake. The house was very comfortable and all the kitchen crockery we needed was there. Host was available by text and replied very fast to my questions. We did assume we could put our boat in the water. There is no public ramp at lake and none at the property. We were lucky in that there are kind neighbors at home who helped us out. Still, we were lucky. If a beige lab comes over, that's Sawyer. A neighbor and best dog EVER:-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great time!

  • 5 of 5

I love this vacation spot. My husband, granddaughter and I spent hours swimming in the warm water. Nina is a wonderful hostess. The home is clean and comfortable. Every thing you need is available. Thank you so much, Nina, for a wonderful time. I hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Judy ! You guys are welcome back anytime ! Nina
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Tallahassee, Fl

Lakeside Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This waterfront home on Lake Mystic is the perfect place for a family or couple to enjoy a beautiful trip and time together. It is decorated and maintained to give you the feeling of a "Home away from Home". The porch overlooking the lake is the ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee, refreshing snacks or meals as well as a relaxing beverage at days end. All the modern conveniences makes your stay a very enjoyable one. This private lake and location affords you a restful and relaxing place that you will want to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you Bob and Susan ! You and your family are welcome back anytime. Appreciate your kind words very much . Nina
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Panama City FL or Tallahassee FL
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Blountstown FL
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Tallahasse FL, Marianna FL, Panama City FL
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Scenic Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bristol FL
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Mexico Beach FL

This house is 45 minutes to 1 hour to five plus Florida State Parks and Springs including Florida State Caverns, Toreya State Park and Wakulla Springs . It is 8 miles to the Apalachicola River and less than 25 miles to the Chipola and Ocklochnee Rivers and the Intra -Coastal Waterway.The property itself is less than 10 miles from the Apalachicola National Forest. It is 45 minutes to the nearest beaches, Mexico Beach or Panama City Beach. Lake Mystic is a karst lake fed from springs from the the underground Aquifer that runs through the state. The waters are crystal clear and pristine and teeming with Bass, Bream and Catfish. Lake Mystic has no public access.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bristol, North West Florida

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Monthly Pet Fee £121
Weekly Pet Deposit £40
Pet Fee £40
Weekly Linen Fee £40
Monthly Linen Fee £121

We accept PayPal and they accept credit cards ! Deposits confirm bookings and payment in full is due thirty days in advance of reservation for summer weekly rentals and all monthly rentals. Winter weekly rentals due in full fourteen days in advance of reservation.This is a non-smoking property.

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