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On the Rocks in Alligator Point - 40 yds to Beach Access, WIFI, Porch, Pets

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,252 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 - 8

On the Rocks, Alligator Point, FL

Kick back in the house, on the screened porch or on the sun deck to enjoy our million dollar view!!! 'On the Rocks' is located directly on the gulf. Our yard is protected from the gulf by a line of large rocks, so you cannot access the water from the yard. If you are on the deck, you are right over the water and have a bird's eye view of the beach and gulf. The closest 'official' beach access is only approximately 40 yards away. Talk about convenient!

We offer approximately 1252 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and family room, not to mention the screened in porch and deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. If you are an early bird, you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the inspiring sunrises over the gulf, or just kick back any time of the day to enjoy the roar of the ocean and the gentle gulf breeze. It just doesn't get any better! The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, one guest room has a double bed, other quest room has 2 twins and there is a queen sleeper sofa in the den. We also offer 2 folding twin-size cots. These accommodations will sleep 6 to 8 people comfortably. Perfect for any group or family.

Alligator Point is located 45 miles south of Tallahassee along US Hwy. 98 in Franklin County. Franklin County proudly boasts that it has no stop lights, no fast food, and no movie theaters. If you are are looking for water parks, high rise condos, and go-cart rides, you have come to the wrong place. But if you want the REAL FLORIDA, with its abundant wildlife, great fishing and unspoiled, pristine beaches, you have arrived at your dream destination.

Come enjoy the beautiful beach at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park, where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Alligator Point Beach is more narrow than the beaches at Panama City or Destin, but it goes on forever.

Within a few minutes drive are two of the nation's TOP TEN RATED BEACHES, St. George Island State Park, near Apalachicola, and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, near Port St. Joe. Both parks contain miles of undeveloped beaches, emerald waters and white sugar sand. Other nearby attractions include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an unspoiled barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles, indigo snakes, gopher tortoises and red wolves. It is accessible only by boat. A favorite is Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the world's deepest freshwater springs, with swimming, nature boat rides and glass bottom boats. Wakulla Springs is known as the shooting location for several Tarzan movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of wading birds, water fowl, fish, turtles, and snakes, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. Kids love diving from the diving platform into the refreshing spring waters, which remain a constant 68-70 degrees year round. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge features the St. Marks Lighthouse, and offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. (Bald eagles are often spotted here - so keep your eyes peeled!)

So the guys want to take in some of the finest deep sea or flats fishing in Florida; NO PROBLEM, LADIES! While they are catching speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, redfish (the list goes on), you can visit historic Apalachicola. Once a bustling sea port, this quaint village of about 5,000 still boasts a large shrimp fleet, a downtown shopping area with antiques, boutiques and local art, and beautiful restored houses from a bygone era. Once the third largest cotton port along the Gulf Coast, the Apalachicola/East Point area still harvests and processes 90% of the oysters consumed in Florida.

Locally caught seafood is prepared in the many fine restaurants located in Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola. If you prefer to cook it yourself, fresh shrimp, oysters, and the catch of the day are available in the seafood houses dotted along the coast from Panacea to Port St. Joe.

We can't wait for you to experience our personal paradise. Leave you worries at home and head for 'On the Rocks' for some beach therapy.

*** Sorry, but we do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. ***

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Word
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Deborah Word

My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell Point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchased two canal front vacation rental homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes for future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us. Several years later, I started handling vacation rental reservations for a few other property owners in the surrounding area. I currently manage six rentals in Shell Point, three in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.

Deborah Word purchased this house in 2014

Why Deborah Word chose North West Florida

Alligator Point is located south of Tallahassee along US Hwy. 98 in Franklin County, just across Ochlockonee Bay from the Wakulla County line. Franklin County proudly boasts that it has no stop lights, no fast food and no movie theaters. If you are looking for water parks, high rise condos, and go-cart rides, you have come to the wrong place. But if you want the REAL FLORIDA, with its abundant wildlife, great fishing and unspoiled, pristine beaches, you have arrived at your dream destination. Come enjoy the beautiful beach at Alligator Point and nearby Bald Point State Park, where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study.

What makes this house unique

On the Rocks sits directly on the water and has water views from the entire living area and the master bedroom. The screened in porch and deck offer a comfortable outdoor setting. The beach is just a couple of houses down the street and the beach access is about 40 yards down the road.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just home from our second stay at On The Rocks. Wonderful stay. Really decided 1 week is not enough! Be back for the whole month of Sept. (Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page)
Apr 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alligator Point in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1252 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please READ AND FOLLOW all rules and check-out procedures stated on the Rental Agreement. (Also posted on the refrigerator.)
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , claw foot tub with shower
    Guest bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Room Twins - 2 Single Bed , street view
    Guest Room Double - 1 Double Bed , street view
    Master Queen - 1 Large Double Bed , TV, gulf view
    Den Queen Sleeper Sofa & 2 Twin Cots - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Sleeper Sofa located in Den - also 2 twin cots
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
-3 Bedrooms ... 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, queen sleeper sofa, 2 twin fold-out cots (sleeps 6 to 8) -2 Baths ... tub/shower combos -Full Kitchen ... Dishes, Cookware, Utencils -Dishwasher -Microwave -Coffeemaker -Washer -Dryer -Linens -Towels -Central Air conditioning -Wireless Internet -Cable TV (2 - 25-inch in den and master bedroom) -Phone -Screened Porch -Deck -Grill (charcoal) -Ample Parking -Nearby Boat Ramp (small ramp at Alligator Point and better ramp by the bridge to Panacea) -Nearby Seafood Restaurants -NO Smoking (outside areas only)

Reviews

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On the Rocks in Alligator Point - 40 yds to Beach Access, WIFI, Porch, Pets
average rating of 4.5 based on 29 reviews
4

Get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

If you want to get off the grid, this is the place for you. Right on the water so you can sit on the screen porch and watch the birds and dolphins. Great sunrises. Nice cold front really helped that aspect. A short walk to a good beach. We walked for 30 min out and then back and saw three people and two dogs. As another review stated, be prepared to bring things in- no dining options on island so plan meals to bring in or plan on driving. Once we got there, no need for anything else. May have turned on tv for an hour total over three days. As a golfer, 30 min to course was ok.

I would say a great place for family just to wanting family time. If your kids want putt putt and other attractions, look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely place by the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great location to stay by the Gulf, this is it. Alligator Point is a quiet, laid back area of the Gulf where there isn't a strip mall in sight. The pictures of the house are very accurate to what you will find when you get there. The views off the back deck are fantastic, and the back screened-in lanai just begs you to sit there and listen to the ocean for hours. Keep in mind that the area does not have a lot of commercial development so you're about 20 minutes from the closest grocery store. You are surrounded by several great state parks that make for a fun day. There is no access to the water from the back of the house, but you are very close to a beach access and the public beach is at the end of the street. If you are looking for a place to getaway this is a great option.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA
5

Very quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view without any crowds. The house was well equipped with all the necessary equipment and can sleep a lot of people. It was just three of us, so we had plenty of extra room. Pet friendly with prior notice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place for kids to play

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the screened in porch and used it quite a bit while there. We loved the fact that the kids could play in the sand between the house and the rocks. Hated we left a day earlier than planned due to weather.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We love staying at Alligator Point!!

  • 5 of 5

The house met our expectations and Deborah was very attentive to concerns that were brought to her attention from the renters the week before our stay. We had no issues with anything in the house, other than the tub/shower in the master bath is tall and hard to get in and out (bad knees). It would be nice to be able to check in a little earlier, but we understand the time is needed to clean before arrival! The view is amazing and the screened in area was used daily!! We would most definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Mo
5

We had a fabulous time!! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

First time family vacation with our children and grandchildren. This home was perfect! Lots of room on the beach! Memories made. Hated to leave. Grandkids are 2- 8 yr old boys and 5 yr old girl. First time at the ocean and they experienced it up front and close!!!! Lots of exploring. Made a trip to St. George Island where water is clear. But SO thankful we stayed at Alligator Point. Nice and quite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Angelo's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US Hwy. 98
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Angelo's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Alligator Point Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Sunbathing.

* Exploring.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Sunbathing.

* Hiking.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beaches.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Shelling.

* Hiking.

-Beaches

-Shell Collecting

-Surf Fishing

-Bay fishing

-Off shore fishing

-Swimming

-Sailing

-Wind surfing

-Boating

-Kayaking

-Jet skiing

-Seasonal scalloping

-Snorkeling

-Nature hiking

-Bird watching

-Photography

-Golfing (St. James Bay Golf Course, Carrabelle 15 mi.)

-Tennis (Several courts at Wakulla County High School, Medart 15 mi.)

-River boat tours (Wakulla Springs State Park)

ATTRACTIONS:

-Bald Point State Park (3 mi.)

-Carabelle Beach (23 mi.)

-Wakulla Springs State Park (28 mi.)

-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (33 mi.)

-St. George Island State Park (48 mi.)

-Apalachicola (45 mi.)

-St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (60 mi.)

-St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park (75 mi.)

NEAREST:

-Airport ... Tallahasse Regional Airport, Tallahassee (40 mi.)

-Grocery Store ... Bayside IGA, US 98, Panacea (11 mi.)

-Super Wal-Mart ... Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville (20 mi.)

-Bait ... BP Gas Station, Ochlockonee Bay (6 mi.)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alligator Point, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£248
for 2 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
Low Season 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£74
From
£91
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£478
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
Low Season Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£74
From
£91
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£478
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
Low Season Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£74
From
£91
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£478
 
 
Mid Season Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
High Season Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£412
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£153
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£870
 
 
Mid Season Fall 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£248
for 2 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
Low Season Nov 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£74
From
£91
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£478
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
Lo Season Nov Dec 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
From
£74
From
£91
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£478
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£124
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£705
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£412
for 3 nights
From
£116
From
£153
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£870
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.91
Cleaning Fee £64.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly rates by request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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