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Sparrowhawk House - Bald Point Jewel In An Old Florida Setting

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Alligator Point - Sparrowhawk House

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Sparrowhawk House is a new 1000 sq/ft custom home that is now accepting reservations. We are located on Bald Point near Panacea, Florida in a small, quiet beach neighborhood along the Forgotten Coast, surrounded by Bald Point State Park.

Bald Point is located on Alligator Point, where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, and is a great destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Each fall, bald eagles and other migrating raptors, along with monarch butterflies, are commonly seen heading south for the winter. History buffs will appreciate that during World War II, Bald Point was the eastern edge of Camp Gordon Johnston, where the Normandy landing rehearsals were conducted, and stargazers will like the very dark night skies.

Sparrowhawk House is constructed of local materials including river-reclaimed heartpine floors, deadhead cypress siding, and cherry counter tops and cabinetry. There are beamed, vaulted ceilings, and a large sunporch that overlooks the beach with stunning, panoramic views. The enclosed porch also features a double Murphy bed, which is perfect for those who want to wake up to the sunrise over the Gulf. Our master bedroom is nestled in a quiet corner with windows on level with twisted live oak trees. You will sleep deeply and comfortably on our queen-sized Tempurpedic mattress. The bathroom has a tile walk-in shower, and our 'wing-span-kitchen' is fully stocked for cooking up some delicious beach food. The southeast-facing deck overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, a boardwalk to the beach, and nearby native trees.

The house is 75 yards from the water. To get there just walk straight down Grouper Street, or you can use the boardwalk behind the house.

Note that Sparrowhawk House is 'self-cleaning', ie our guests clean the house themselves on departure. All supplies are provided, as is a cleaning checklist.

June 2015 Owner Notes: If you have read this far, you will know that our little beach house has just begun to house guests...and already we have learned a few things! It is very important to us that our guests have a pleasant and successful beach holiday, but it is also important to us that we (and our wonderful beach neighbors!) are happy with our guests. Therefore, please consider the following:

*While Sparrowhawk House is available for a maximum of 4 guests, it is really more comfortable for 1 or 2 persons.

*While we do allow (and LOVE!) children, our beach house is not what we consider to be child-friendly.

*Sparrowhawk House is not available for event-hosting.

*A maximum of 2 vehicles may be parked in the driveway (and none on the street or yard). Boats and campers are not allowed.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joel & Allise,



We feel like we have just spent three days living in a work of art. The attention to detail combined with the respect for local materials and talent makes this space truly special. We spent quite a bit of time soaking in the smell of the wood, looking at the unique touches and appreciating your thoughtfulness.



Then we walked on the beach and explored Bald Point State Park - where we met a beautiful snake, an alligator, a white squirrel, and a very large lizard! When can we come back?
May 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Sparrowhawk House - Bald Point Jewel In An Old Florida Setting
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 28 reviews
5

Awesome Peacefulness

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Sparrowhawk House and was just as wonderful as our first! If you love nature, wildlife, and quiet peaceful times, this is a great area to visit. If you need hustle, bustle, and commercial entertainment, it might not be the place for you. Sparrowhawk House itself is a work of art and perfectly suited to the area. We consider the house exactly the right size for a couple, and while there is a second bed (a woodworker's beauty of a Murphy bed), I would not have been comfortable taking children to Sparrowhawk. The Spotted Grouper next door (also owned by the Whitworths) would be my choice, if traveling with children.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Class Act

  • 5 of 5

Our stay couldn't have been better. Beautiful home well furnished and equipped. I wouldn't change a thing. WELL DONE!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thomasville, GA
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Sparrowhawk house. It's in the perfect location for a long relaxing weekend. I agree with other reviews..the house is a work of art and well cared for! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great, comfortable, quiet, restful!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to relax and get away; beach and water not conducive to swimming while we were there, but might be better at other times. Overall very positive stay if one wants to get away and relax. The house was very well built and furnished, comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the location perfect but the home itself is a work of art all its own! We had everything we could possibly need to have a wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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jasper alabama
5

This is the place for you!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all I want to thank Joel for allowing me and my wife celebrate her birthday here! Look no further this is the place to stay!! The house and area are great so don't pass it up! No crowds, No traffic and great beach! We also kyaked at the state park and drove over to St. George Island. The drive there is so beautiful along the gulf! We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tallahassee, Florida
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Scenic Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Angelo & Son's Seafood
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Bald Point Beach
Car: necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alligator Point, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£299
for 3 nights
From
£100
£649
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£299
for 3 nights
From
£100
£649
£1,905
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£364
for 3 nights
From
£121
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner'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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • One bathroom with walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with queen tempurpedic bed; additional double Murphy bed on enclosed sleeping porch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing

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