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Beautiful Panoramic Beachfront Views! Sleeps 16!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Story Brick Home on Gulf, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 2 Kitchens &, 2 Outdoor Showers

This custom built 3 story brick beachfront oasis rests on the private and secluded St. Teresa Beach. St. Teresa is three miles of sprawling sugar sand on one of Florida's 41 aquatic preserves. This is truly one of the few unspoiled remaining hidden gems of Florida's developing Gulf Coast!

The Beach and the Gulf are just steps away directly outside the door of this spacious 3,000 square foot heated and cooled living area which also boasts over 1,100 square feet of outside Beach/Gulf viewing porches and decks.

**1st Floor **

Consist of a Kitchen (complete with range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, dishes, utensils, etc.), Family Room with Eating Area, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Washer/Dryer, Outdoor Shower and large Screened in Porch with rocking chairs and ping pong table overlooking Beach/Gulf. The 3 Bedrooms on the First Floor include: (1) Master suite overlooking the Gulf with King Bed and Full Bath,, (2) Bedroom overlooking the Gulf with Queen Bed as well as Daybed with Trundle and Half Bath, and (3) Bedroom with Bunk Bed and Daybed with Trundle. A Full Bath is located next to the Bunk bedroom and the living area with access to outdoor shower. First floor has tile floors, area rugs and all the rooms except the Bunk Bed room have sliding glass doors opening to the 1st floor screened in porch and overlook the beach and Gulf.

**2nd Floor **

The 'Main Living Area' has Brazilian cherry floors, white-washed cathedral ceiling and exhibits an expansive open concept living area overlooking the Gulf with a fully equipped and well stocked (pots, pans, dishes, utilities, etc.) spacious Kitchen, Family Dining Area, Living Room, Half Bath with terracotta sink, large covered Cathedral Porch overlooking the Gulf with teak furnishings for outside viewing and dining. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a large central island with seating for five. The family dining table seats ten guests. The living room area has an oversize bay window with a custom couch and chairs. The second floor has the 4th Bedroom, a Master Suite which overlooks the Gulf with a King Bed, sitting area with couch, Full Bathroom with separate his and her vanities, enclosed toilet area, inside shower as well as a private outside shower with Gulf and Beach views. The open concept living/dining/kitchen area and the master suite all have stunning beach and Gulf front views with sliding glass doors that open directly onto the cathedral porch. There is an outside spiral staircase from the 2nd floor for direct beach access in addition to the inside access..

**3rd Floor **

The third floor includes the 5th Bedroom, overlooks the Gulf with a Queen Bed, a Daybed with Trundle, and a Full bath. This suite opens up to the Outside 3rd Story Deck with majestic views and is perfect for sunning, star gazing. etc.

**Other Great and General Information About This Property**

There is a thermostat on each of the 3 floors for ease in individual climate control settings.

All rooms except Bunk Bedroom have Beach/Gulf Views.

The property has it's own private driveway, large parking area and sits right on St Teresa Beach with private and direct access to the Beach and Gulf

House has Dish Network, Land Telephone Line and Wi-Fi.

The beach has sugar white sand with Tides changing from low to high with gentle waves and no dangerous undertow. Low tide is especially perfect for younger children and provides sandbars for playful activity.

Access to fishing/observation pier extending over the water into the Gulf!

Surf fishing is great so be ready to prepare your catch of the day.

Dolphins swimming off shore are a common sight as are various species of birds. Wildlife viewing is awesome.

Public Golf Course just 6 miles to the west.

Contact owner at 850-570-7200 for additional information.

This unique beach escape has been enjoyed by our family and friends for years. We now invite you to create your own lifetime memories here at St Teresa Beach.

More Details

Scott Olson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Scott Olson

Three generations of our family have been coming from Tallahassee beginning in the 1940's to enjoy the family property at St Teresa.. Owner's grandparents first built in St Teresa and that house is still enjoyed by our family next door. Owner built advertised listing in 2004. Our family has generations of wonderful memories and invite you to create your own family's memories at this unique, beautiful and private beachfront community.

Scott Olson purchased this house in 2004


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Half bath with toilet and sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , 1st floor next to Bunk Bedroom and Living Area
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 2nd Floor Living Area Half Bath with Sink
  • Please read full description of house. Bathrooms are spelled out in detail above in the house description.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1- 1st floor master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - lst floor Queen & Daybed with Trundle - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The twins are actually a Daybed with Trundle. Room sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1st floor Bunk Beds & Daybed with Trundle - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , The twins are actually a Daybed with Trundle. Room sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 2nd floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3rd floor Queen and Daybed with Trundle - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The twins are actually a Daybed with Trundle. Room sleeps 4
  • Please read full description of house. Bedrooms and sleeping arrangements are spelled out in detail above in the house description.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you are looking for lots of nightlife or outlet malls, this property may not be a fit. St Teresa is more of a destination...just you, a private beach front community and nature.. The beach and Gulf are right outside the door. Carrabelle and Panacea are the closest towns, each about 13 miles to the west and east, respectively. Apalachicola and St George Island are about 35 miles to the west.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Panoramic Beachfront Views! Sleeps 16!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Fairmount, Il

A great family or group vacation site.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to this property. We were drawn back by the beautiful private beach, the spaces in the house where we could cook and all eat together around the huge DR table, the spectacular views from the house and porches or decks on all three levels and ease of working with Scott and his assistant, Ann. They very quickly responded to any concern we had and worked to make sure our stay was all we expected. The house and property are very well maintained. Scott was around several times during the week because he was renovating a property next door. Although Ann usually called to tell us Scott would be there, on one occasion, he entered the house unannounced through one of the sliding glass doors. I understand he owns the property, but for any week the property is rented, the renter assumes he's paid for privacy 24/7, unless he's violating the rental agreement. This issue is the only issue that keeps me from giving the property a 5 star rating. I would definitely recommend this property for a large group planning a beach vacation if what you are looking for is lots of opportunity for privacy, relaxation and being together as much or as little as you want.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion/FSU graduation

  • 4 of 5

We created wonderful family memories staying in this beautiful home located on an island where families have created memories for generations. Scott Olson the owner and his admin assistant Ann were very responsive throughout our stay from planning to leaving. I was most impressed with the sweet personal email I received on Day 1, hoping that we got settled in well, wishing us a wonderful reunion, and congratulating our son on his graduation. Thank you Scott for all you and Ann did. We hope to make it an anual visit. NOTE: the house is pretty stocked with cooking supplies and coffee filters. Also, it's a little tricky to find and cell service can be limited for google maps...so pay attention for the Olson sign and wood framed garbage container by the road.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seneca, SC

Peaceful, Sublime - Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the St Teresa beach house for a small family reunion, and we had a marvelous time. The house is large and beautiful, overlooking a large, unspoiled, private beach. Swimming, kayaking, fishing, beach combing are the peaceful & relaxing activities that we enjoyed. There are no hotels or condos on this beach, just private beach homes. A true gem of an experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This house has the perfect set up for your family or multiple families. We enjoyed the beautiful beachfront view from the upper deck as the kids played on the beach. A week wasn't nearly long enough, but we will definitely be back soon! Thank you for providing such a wonderful and clean stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Teresa is a hidden jewel of a beach and this house is the best spot on it with great views.

  • 5 of 5

This is the place for a quiet get away , cooking your own great meals and long walks on the beach. The kitchen is well appointed and you can get the freshest seafood about 20 minutes away at Millenders seafood. Get your groceries in Tallahassee though, shopping is limited nearby.

Almost every day dolphin came by, we saw osprey, a sharp shinned hawk, woodpeckers, a pair of cardinals and purple martins from the house porch. Also rare white squirrels in the trees. The topmost bedroom has a panoramic view of the whole alligator point peninsula and was a great place to go look at the stars at night.

Be aware there are lots of stairs on this 3 level house, but there is a second kitchen on he first floor, so guests downstairs have their own coffee maker at their level and can make their own breakfast if they want. Nice!

The thing I really love about this place is the deep porches. There is one screened downstairs and one un-screened upstairs for having coffee or breakfast, and watching the sunrise and set. The moon on the water at night is spectacular.

The furnishings and beds are comfortable. This is the kind of place you can have 3 couples at and have your own space. We didn't have any kids but the kids rooms looked nice. There was a mermaid room for girls and the bunk bed room for boys.

The gulf water is protected by long sandbars out at sea and are great for kayaking. They provide a double kayak to use. Bring your SUP if you have one, there are very few waves unless the wind really gets up.

You have to drive a bit to go out to eat but there are some good but very casual seafood restaurants around. Our favorite was Up the Creek in Appalachicola and also Fishermans Wife in Carabelle. Also there's the informal Anthony's shrimp place on the road that is really good, located just behind the fancy Anthony's on the water run by the same family.

If you are a wine drinker you gotta go to Two Blondes Liquor to get it, most places offer cheap white wine and they aren't sure if it's Chablis or Chardonnay. It's just bad box wine mostly. Oh well, the great seafood made up for that, and they do have a good beer selection most places. If you are a shopper, the only place to go is Appalachicola. I was surprised that they had such interesting shops in such a remote location. Other than that you can find good fishing gear easier than finding some new clothes.

We just loved this quiet get away and will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City, Florida

Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group consists of a group of ladies who have been friends since high school. Every year we pick a different place to spend our girls getaway and this year we were very happy that we discovered this property. Being from Panama City, we all thought we knew the panhandle well. We were all delighted to find this hidden jewel called St. Teresa and fell head over hills in love with the area. The house met all of our expectations. Scott and Ann were wonderful. Even when they were faced with the devastation that Hurricane Hermine caused them personally, they made sure that we were kept informed of the status of the house. We have stayed at many houses over the years and this one ranked among our favorites. Even though this group changes the location of our get-together every year, several of us intend to recommend this house for family reunions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee, FL
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Carrabelle to the west & Panacea to the east
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St James Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Seineyard at St Teresa
Car: recommended

Other points of interest include Wakulla Springs, St George Island State Park, Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Tates Hell, Ochlockonee River State Park, Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sopchoppy, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean Up Fee £173.93 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Minimum night stay and corresponding rate shown above are subject to increase during Holiday Weekends. Please contact owner.

Winter Monthly Rate applies only to Jan. & Feb.

Refundable $500 damage deposit required to set up reservation. Rent and clean up fee due 2 weeks prior to arrival date. Deposit refunded after departure if no property damage. Can contact owner at 850-570-7200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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