Beachfront Cottage, Gulf Front Home

Beachside Sun DeckBeachside Covered PorchWalkway to BeachSea ShellsView Looking WestScreened in porch with Big Green EggHouse as viewed from beachLarge Kitchen and BarDinning tableLiving room with flat screen TV and fold out FutonMaster bedroom with king bed, opens to ocean side covered porchGuest bedroom with queen and double sized beds.  Opens to ocean side porch. Guest bedroom with queen bed, opens to screened in porch.Walking on the Bay SideView Looking EastBeach in Front of HouseWater Taxi Service from Carrabelle
“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
5034 HC 63, Dog Island, FL 32322


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150 - $220
Per week: $1,000 - $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Dog Island vacation home rental
On the beach with King & Queen sized beds, wraparound covered porch, screened outdoor kitchen, breathtaking views, best location on the island!

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:

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

What's Included:

Bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels
Fully furnished kitchen with plates, utensils, and cookware
Coffee maker and a Keurig machine
Basic condiments
Paper products
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.

Suntan Lotion
Insect Repellant

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.

Other Information:

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.
Area Information
Dog Island is located in the northwestern Florida Gulf coast just 3.5 miles off-shore from Carrabelle, Florida in Franklin County, Florida. The island is partly sheltering St. George Sound and Apalachicola Bay. It's the eastern-most part of a chain of barrier islands located off the northern panhandle of Florida just offshore from where the Crooked River merges into the Carrabelle River and then into St. George Sound. Other barrier islands in this chain include St. Vincent Island, Cape St. George Island, and St. George Island. The island has pristine marshes and forests and miles of unspoiled white sand beaches to explore. The Nature Conservancy owns the bulk of this eastern panhandle island, giving you an idea of just how untouched Dog Island is. For unspoiled beaches that you can enjoy largely by your lonesome year-round, few Florida islands can compare. The 7-mile-long island is accessed by passenger ferry from Carrabelle in the Florida panhandle. There is also an airstrip for private pilots to use and several island residents offer private boat charters for a reasonable fee. You can't bring a car to the 'island that time forgot,' as the roughly 100 locals who live here call their sanctuary, but you're guaranteed quiet beaches with powdered-sugar sand, shells galore and aquamarine waters.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $220 $220 $1,500 - 3 Nights
Nov 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 $180 $180 $1,200 - 2 Nights
Dec 01 2015 Feb 29 2016 $150 $150 $1,000 - 2 Nights
Dec 01 2015 Mar 01 2016 $150 $150 $1,000 - 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 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


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Whale Watching
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Dog Island, Florida

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John Carter

John Carter


peaceful escape

October 22, 2014

great location,beautiful views and all the amenities you will need

Theresa Owens

Theresa Owens

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.

Robert Fleming

Owner's reply:

Glad you guys enjoyed it, hope you come again soon!

Darby Mathis

Darby Mathis

Southern Illinois

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.

David Shafer

David Shafer

Fort Lauderdale,FL

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

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!!

Paula McNabb

Paula McNabb

Memphis, TN

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.

Robert Fleming

Owner's reply:

Glad you guys liked it. You guys left the house in perfect shape. Hope you return soon!

Barbara Sockwell

Barbara Sockwell


beach house

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.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a store on the island?
A: - No, but the ferry boat captain can bring over items if you run low. We like to have seafood brought over fresh from the shrimp boats in Carrabelle.
Q: How do I get there?
A: - You can drive to Carrabelle, FL and take a water taxi or scheduled ferry service over
- You can fly in (small private planes )and land on the Island airstrip
- You can fly in and land in Carrabelle, FL and take a water taxi over (water taxi captain will pick you up a the airport in Carrabelle)
Q: What is there to do on Dog Island?
A: - Most people enjoy relaxing and walking the beach. The sea shells are amazing to collect. There are some nice trails to hike, especially on the bay side.
Q: Will my cell phone work?
A: - AT&T works well at the house. Not sure about other providers. Check you provider's coverage area to make sure

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