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Football & the Beach! Winning combo! Short drive to Tallahassee for kickoff!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Alligator Point - Moon in My Pocket

Ground level/lg living area/lg screen porch/3 bedrm/3 bath/private beach access

Florida's Forgotten Coast. A great place to relax & enjoy time with your family!

The Forgotten Coast at its finest... a peaceful retreat on Alligator Point. A piece of Old Florida charm on the Forgotten Coast. Enjoy the serenity and privacy of the bay on Alligator Harbor with private beach access directly across the street! This is a rustic north Florida family beach home enjoyed by family and friends for decades. Moon in My Pocket is a wonderful ground level, open floor plan home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This house is perfect for two families vacationing together.


Situated on a large bay front lot, there are beautiful views of Alligator Harbor from almost every room in the house. The PRIVATE beach access just steps across the street is shared with only one other home. No need to walk or drive to public beach access! The beach has a covered “Chickee” hut for enjoying the beach out of the sun and it's also perfect for reading or relaxing under throughout the day and a great place to watch the beautiful sunsets.


The open floor plan offers spacious living areas that include the kitchen, dining, living room, recreation room (with pool table!) and an extra large screened porch offering plenty of space to read, nap, play pool, cook meals together or just relax and enjoy a great day at the beach! In true beach house fashion, there are lots of windows and sliding doors, which allow the whole house to be opened to the bay and beach breezes.


If your family likes to cook, the kitchen will serve you well. The fully equipped kitchen/dining area has a professional grade gas stove with oven, two additional wall ovens, microwave, garbage disposal and a large GE refrigerator with filtered water and ice dispenser in the door. For family meals together, the large dining table comfortably seats 12 with an additional extension table available for added seating. There is a large dining table on the screened porch as well that is great for family meals.


The recreation room has a pool table and seating area with large windows and a sliding glass door to beach access within footsteps from the house. The living room has comfortable seating for watching TV or relaxing and access to the screened-in back porch through sliding glass doors that provide a full view of Alligator Harbor.

The screened porch overlooks Alligator Harbor, has a dining table that seats 6 to 8 people, multiple seating areas and a porch swing. The most unique feature of the porch is the 'hanging bed', which is a platform suspended on chains - perfect for an afternoon nap.


There are 3 bedrooms that will sleep 8 and all mattresses were replaced in 2014! Sheets, coverlets and blankets are provided for all beds.

The master suite, just off the living area, has a king platform bed with private bath. One wall of the master suite is a triple sliding glass door that opens onto the screened porch and provides a view of Alligator Harbor.

There is a second king bedroom on the opposite side of the house with views of Alligator Harbor and direct access to the back deck. This room is adjacent to a 'European style' bath area with the components aligned along a hallway just outside the bedroom door; including a sink, toilet and shower with two separate shower heads. The hallway can be closed off to the public areas of the house providing a private 'en-suite' bathroom for the second King bedroom. This space also includes the washer and dryer.

The “Dorm Room” is a unique feature of this home with four twin beds, two of which are Murphy Beds. There are two in-room sinks and a room divider that can be lowered for privacy separating the space into two 'separate' rooms, each containing two twin beds. This bedroom has in-room access to a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower with 2 separate shower heads. This bathroom can be entered via a door from the Dorm Room and via a second door from the public hallway area. Closing the hallway door into this bathroom provides for 'en-suite' privacy to the Dorm Room. This is a great room for kids and if needed, the room divider can provide separation of the space.


Outside, there is an outdoor enclosed shower with hot and cold water for a convenient place to rinse off the beach sand and salt.

The sunset deck on the Alligator Harbor side of the house is a great place for morning coffee, sun bathing or an afternoon cocktail while watching the sun set.

If you enjoy fishing, you can fish from the beach or the bay. There is a covered grill area that includes a sink and counter. This area provides for a convenient place for fish cleaning. Close to the edge of the Alligator Harbor, there is a 'fresh-water' pond that will ebb and flow with the rains and provides a great place for bird watching.

You are truly off the beaten path at Alligator Point. The night skies are beautiful and daily sunsets hard to beat. You will not fight the crowds here and many days you may feel you have the beach all to yourself. Alligator Point is a great place to get away from it all and just relax!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Daniel Withers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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About Daniel Withers

Three couples partnered together to purchase this fantastic house. We are all professionals who live and work in Tallahassee, Fl.

Daniel Withers purchased this house in 2012

Why Daniel Withers chose North West Florida

We know the previous owners well and have been visiting Moon in My Pocket for years. When the opportunity came up to buy it, we could not pass it up! The house has a wonderful history with many friends and family having enjoyed the house and beach for decades.

What makes this house unique

We love all of the unique features of this house. The private beach access is fantastic and because there are only a few houses nearby the beach is quiet and private. The access to the Chickee Hut provides a place to get out of the sun and still enjoy being at the beach. When you come up from the beach there is a private outdoor shower for rinsing off.

We have enjoyed prepping meals in the open kitchen and dining on the porch looking out over the yard and the harbor. Naps on the hanging bed on cool afternoons and even sleeping there on clear nights are a treat. We have had fun playing pool and watching movies, making even rainy days enjoyable at the beach.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Football & the Beach! Winning combo! Short drive to Tallahassee for kickoff!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Fayetteville, Arkansas

A Perfect Place for a Quiet, Relaxing Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Moon in My Pocket was nothing short of excellent! The location on Alligator Point is tremendous, as it has access to both the gulf side and the bay side of Alligator Point. Our group enjoyed the large, open kitchen that was easy to prep large amounts of food in.

The porch is one of the highlights of the house. We enjoyed hours both day and night on the large porch facing the bay. It's large enough for more than a dozen people to sit comfortably. We had friends staying a few houses down, and they would come relax on the porch at Moon In My Pocket.

We loved our time at Moon, and will certainly use it again in the future. It is peaceful, capable of handling any needs you for a family or group stay, and provides a great environment for rich conversation and friendship.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, fun family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family and two teenage guests had a wonderful, fun time. This house was perfect for a lot of people. Electronics were forgotten with all the board games provided and pool table. We rented kayaks from Carrabelle which added other memorable times. The beach was clean and the water clear. We will definitely keep coming every summer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

It was a great trip and a great place to stay. It was quiet relaxing and great to have a private beach. Just about everything needed was provided in the house. Thanks for the great experience.

The Kaulbach and Trentham Familys

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

The home was perfect for multiple families and children of all ages. The location was perfect with easy access to the bay and beach. Housekeeping was not the best, however, easy for us to overlook considering location and the home itself. We will definitely consider this as our summer vacation again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas

A Perfect (and I mean "PERFECT") Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I work for a non-profit organization in Arkansas and was looking for a peaceful getaway for my co-workers and our young adult volunteers. We had a large group, so we needed a place that could sleep a good amount of folks, as well as provide places for us to enjoy extended, relaxing dinners together at night.

And this place was perfect! The house itself was wonderful. The open living area with ample table space for eating was marvelous, and the screened-in porch facing the bay was great for morning coffee, afternoon naps and late night porch time with friends.

The kitchen, in my opinion, was the biggest "win." There were ample pots and pans available to cook for a large group and the kitchen was well prepped with two ovens and a large stove top to cook excellent meals.

The beach access with the private hut on the beach was prime. We were able to relax in the sand, play frisbee and soccer, and take breaks from the sun inside of the hut.

I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Great for Families, Executive Retreats, etc.

  • 5 of 5

We had an executive retreat with our marketing group and were beyond satisfied with the accommodations. It was a great setup for group meals, and allowed us to prepare meals, eat meals, meet together, and socialize without ever leaving. It rained most of the weekend, but it didn't matter because the house was so well-suited for this group. I am planning another getaway for me and my friends (girls weekend away!). Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Tallahasee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Oasis Tiki Hut
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club or Inn at Wildwood Resort
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Oasis Tiki Hut
Nearest Beach
0.08 Miles
Across the street!
Car: necessary

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
27 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break/Easter
11 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Day
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £99
Refundable Damage Deposit £394
Tax Rate 9.0%

Summer/weekly rentals are Saturday (check-in at 4:00PM EST) to Saturday (Check-out at 10:00AM EST). No pets. No smoking on property.

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
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • King bdrm Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , The oudoor shower has hot and cold wanter and is enclosed.
    Street side bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent to the dorm room and hallway. Two shower heads.
    Bay side bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 'European style' bath next to king room, 2 shower heads.
  • Three bathrooms. One Private bath. Two bathrooms are adjacent to bedrooms with access from living areas, and if needed, both can be closed off from public access for privacy with access directly from the adjacent bedroom. The outdoor shower is on one side of the house, is enclosed and has hot and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sliding doors onto back porch. Private bath with shower/tub.
    Dorm Room - 2 Single Bed , 2 Murphy Bed , Dorm room with drop down shade to create 2 'private' rooms.
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bedroom, bay view with access to European style bath.
  • Moon In My Pocket has 3 bedrooms with a split floor plan with 2 bedrooms on one side of the house and the Master on the other side. For privacy, all bedrooms have access to 'en-suite' bathrooms that will close off to public areas of the house. There are 2 king beds, one with a private bath and one with access to a 'European style' bath with separate bath components along a hallway just outside the bedroom. Both King bedrooms are on the Alligator Harbor side of the house and have private access to the porch or decks. The third bedroom, the Dorm Room, has 2 twin beds and two twin Murphy beds. For added convenience, there are two sinks in the dorm room and a separate full bath. In the middle of the room there is a drop-down room divider that splits the room in half and creates privacy for each half of the room. Please note that the bedrooms do not have closets, but in classic beach fashion there are plenty of wall hooks for clothing and towels along with drawers for storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please be sure to BRING YOUR OWN: Paper Towels, T.P., Napkins, Dish Detergent, Sponge, Dishwasher Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Coffee, Sugar, Creamer, Coffee Filters, Shampoo, Hand/Bath Soap, Beach Towels, Beach Equipment-Chairs, Ice Chests, etc.

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