Beachfront Cottage, Gulf Front Home
|Per night||$200 - $300|
|Per week||$1,200 - $2,000|
Welcome to our beach house. Dog Island is located just off the coast of Carrabelle, FL and is like no other place in Florida. Get ready to relax and enjoy the beach and nature. The house is directly on the beach and has a nature preserve on two sides of the property so it is both beautiful and private. The house is a short walk from the Marina or the Airstrip, plus we have a Ford Ranger truck for you to use between the house and these points.
Dog Island is a unique experience. There are no roads or bridges connecting the island to the mainland. Everything comes over by boat or airplane. Development has been limited to private residences and there is no commercial activity on the island. This is a place to relax, renew, and spend quality time with family and friends.
The house has a covered porch that wraps around the home. The back side (facing the road) is screened and overlooks the harbor, bay, and nature preserve. There is an outdoor kitchen in the screened area with a Big Green Egg (grill / smoker) to cook all your favorite foods. There is a large deck facing the ocean. The porch has Adirondack rockers and chairs on all sides. There is parking and storage under the house.
The house has three bedrooms, but sleeps like a four bedroom home:
- Master bedroom has a King bed
- Bedroom #2 has a Queen bed
- Bedroom #3 has a Double and a Queen bed
- Living room has a double Futon that folds out
Bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels
Fully furnished kitchen with plates, utensils, and cookware
Coffee maker and a Keurig machine
Big Green Egg (grill / smoker) with charcoal furnished
First Aid Kit
Beach toys / chairs
Patio tables and chairs
Large screen flat panel TV with satellite, Blue-Ray DVD, and VCR
Refrigerator, microware, blender, toaster oven
Professional grade water filtration system
What to Bring:
Food, what you plan to eat. We keep basic items there. The ferry boat capt. (Rusty) can bring you supplies upon request if you run low. We like to have fresh seafood sent over, just call Capt. Rusty (we will provide his number) and he will meet you at the marina with what you need.
How to Get There:
Most people arrange a private charter from Carrabelle for a small fee. There are several operators to choose from and we will be glad to provide the names and numbers on request. Other people use the scheduled ferry service from Carrabelle and there is also a 2700 x 120 foot airstrip on the island for pilots to utilize.
Check in / Out:
The house is usually rented Saturday to Saturday. Check in is at 2 PM and check out is at 11 a.m. The house will need to be cleaned and linens washed and replaced prior to check out. We keep the house very clean. There is no maid service on the Island, so you will need to leave the house the way you found it, clean.
The house sits on some of the highest sand dunes in Florida. It is critical that you please keep children (and everyone else too) off the sand dunes. These are very fragile and island rules strictly prohibit walking or playing on the dunes.
Renting is generally discouraged on the island so it is extremely important that all guests abide by all island and house rules which include: obeying the 20 mph speed limit in our truck and driving only to and from the house, lights-out for turtles May-September, recycle glass and plastic, no fires, no fireworks, no trespassing on Dog Island Yacht Club docks or parking area. Absolutely NO pets or smoking at the house.
Take a look around the site and let us know if you have any questions.
|Aug 01 2015||Oct 31 2015||$220||$220||$1,500||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 01 2015||Feb 29 2016||$200||$200||$1,200||-||3 Nights|
|Mar 01 2016||Oct 31 2016||$300||$300||$2,000||-||6 Nights|
|Nov 01 2016||Dec 31 2016||$250||$250||$1,500||-||3 Nights|
|: 2 p.m. : 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 9%|
|Deposits: $500 Security deposit, refunded within 14-days after check out. Rent due in full 45-days prior to arrival. Refunds for hurricane.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: - Marina docking fee if your bring your own boat - Landing fee and tie down fee if you land in an airplane - Ice available at fire station, $2 per bag|
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Dog Island, Florida
Best Rental on Dog Island
August 1, 2015
Spent a wonderful week of total relaxation, enjoying nature and family, with absolutely no distractions. The house includes all the amenities you could need, including all those items you typically forget to bring. The location is perfect, nestled in the dunes overlooking the beach, with the screen porch offering the perfect place to enjoy the sunset while enjoying dinner. Absolutely the best place to stay on Dog Island.
Best Beach Vacation Ever!
July 2, 2015
House was great! Very clean and had everything that you could possibly need! We will definitely visit again.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Perfect secluded getaway!!!
May 28, 2015
Our family stayed at the Flemings house on spring break last March. We wanted some uninterrupted family time to make lasting memories and that is exactly what we found. The house was well equipped and the wrap around porch was great. Lots of hammock time. I caught a huge redfish and my oldest daughter caught her first fish, a baby mako shark! Having the big green egg there was a huge plus. Dog island is a special place and should be enjoyed by those who love and respect nature. It is a perfect getaway if you want to be with family/friends without any commercial distractions. We only had one couple walk past the house in five days:)
A Week in Paradise
May 27, 2015
My husband fought me on going to Dog Island for this year's vacation but I won and off we went. Without a doubt that was the BEST vacation we have had in our 30 years together! He loved it! The island itself is beautiful, peaceful, serene and one of the rare places that is still like nature intended. We practically had it to ourselves. We spent the days sunbathing, fishing, walking, hiking, talking, enjoying sunrises and each other, and cooking delicious meals. No noise, no commercialism, and barely any internet access. Heaven. We stayed in the beautiful Flemming house. They were the ultimate hosts. The house had everything we could have wanted and more. Very well equipped--luxury in paradise. I was especially pleased with the kitchen since I love to cook and there was everything I needed including an ice cream maker! We also loved the outdoor shower. No matter which room you were in the house the view was amazing from the surrounding gulf to the nature laden view from the front porch. Anything less than a week would not have been enough. I am very glad Mr. Fleming suggested it. Oh, and btw husband is in full agreement on coming back--the pictures and memories will have to keep us until we can return. A huge thank you to the Flemings for sharing their beautiful home.
May 5, 2015
Wish I could live there! So awesome!
Spring Break on Dog Island
March 28, 2015
The house was very comfortable with a large, well stocked kitchen in which we made several delicious dinners (also with the help of the Green Egg grill). The ocean side porch, lined with Adirondack chairs made for a relaxing location for breakfast. We enjoyed arm chair birding (osprey fishing, bald eagle fly by, pelicans, brown boobies and more), walks on the beach, and hikes on the forest trail just west of the house. Relaxing and refreshing vacation for us and our 2 teenage children. We will be back!
October 22, 2014
great location,beautiful views and all the amenities you will need
Justin, TX USA
All we dreamed of and more
October 4, 2014
Three sisters and Mom spent the week walking the beach, visiting and enjoying the beautiful water. Mom (90 this February) was tearful the last day. It so reminded her of growing up in Florida on an island - even going to school in a school boat. All of us will cherish the memories made, hopefully until the visit next year! Thank you Fleming family for sharing your beautiful home.
Ocean view is awesome!
September 11, 2014
We are just at the end of our week staying at the Fleming house here on Dog Island. First trip for us here, and we are already planning our next trip back. We hope to stay again here at this same house. The Flemings are great hosts and were great to communicate with us if we needed anything at all, before our trip, and while on the island. The Dog island experience has been awesome, and we truly needed and loved the quiet and solitude of being on our own for the week. The house is very comfortable and the wrap-around-porches are ideal for viewing in all directions. We spent a LOT of time on the porch facing the ocean, and hope to view our kids and grandkids at the ocean from this porch next time. I am keeping a daily log of notable points, and have entered in quite a few sightings of various wildlife, several species of birds, dolphins, and more.. I enjoyed watching Osprey actually diving into the ocean and bringing up fish..viewed this right from the front porch. The island has lots of flora and fauna to explore and see by foot as well. Bring a good camera, some good binoculars and you are set. We also fished on the ocean side and bay side with some success. We didn't catch as many fish as we expected, but it just wasn't our time I guess.. Nevertheless, we spent and enjoyed a lot of good fishing time and exploring the island on both sides (ocean and bay side). And of course, walking the beaches are a must and very relaxing. If you are looking for some quiet time and don't mind being on your own and are the self sufficient type, come to Dog Island. I had booked this trip in anticipation of a new experience. The island has not let us down. Our thanks to the Fleming family for the opportunity.
Perfect beach house!
August 24, 2014
Perfect beach house! If you want sand and surf at your feet with what seems like an entire island to yourself this is the place. I am already scheduling my next vacation for dog island.
Deborah Wibking Petrochko
Woodlawn, TN USA
Quiet beach getaway with grandkids
August 10, 2014
Old Florida-style house right on the gulf. Perfect for 4 adults and 2 teenagers who love nature and having homemade dinners with the family every night !! Must bring all food and drink supplies with you over on the ferry since there are no restaurants or cars on the island. If you want beauty and solitude, this is your kind of place!!
Solitude and Peace
June 17, 2014
Old Florida charm directly on the beach. Loved every moment of our stay here. The house is fully furnished with everything you need plus more (beach chairs, etc). The owner is very attentive and extremely polite. But the best part was the solitude and peace of no commercialization. Nature abounds. Great surf fishing. Can't wait to return.
May 7, 2014
We stayed a week at the beach house last year. My son and his family were there also. There were 9 of us there, including 5 children. We slept very comfortable and had plenty of room. The house is fully equipped and everything was very clean and maintained. The view from the porches are incredible, breath taking. The beach is like no other typical beach. Sea shells are large and plentiful, and the surf is great. We saw lots of dolphins, fished a lot and just enjoyed the beauty of the place. There is always a wonderful breeze. I have Verizon phone service and it worked there. We had taken enough food so we had no problems. I made a menu and bought accordingly. There is a grocery store in the area where you board the ferry, so I picked up a few last thought of items there. The boat ride over was fun for the kids too. They loved it and would jump at a chance to go back. Mr. & Mrs. Fleming go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. It is a wonderful experience. Thanks to the Fleming family for a wonderful experience.