"Dock of the Bay" Fishing Retreat, Dock, Pool

Sunrise over Paradise VillageBack View from CanalBoat Dock with Blue Heron feeding in the CanalFamily Room with Pool TableDen Area with Fully Stocked Entertainment CenterFully Equipped Kitchen Overlooking the CanalMaster Bedroom with Kingsize BedCommunity Pool at Paradise VillageShell Point Beach (less than a block away)
Shell Point, FL 32327

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night $150
Per week $850
Type: Home
Description of the Shell Point vacation home rental
Only minutes away from world-class speckled trout fishing waters, our comfortable 3 bedroom vacation home is located on the Apalachee Bay in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee). This 1492 sq. ft. modular home is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, which has a community swimming pool and tennis court, and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a boat dock located on a deep-water canal, which is just one canal over from the boat launch at the Shell Point Marina. The living quarters feature 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (master has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower), family room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen and screened-in porch. The family room is a large, open area furnished with a fully stocked entertainment center (32" TV, VCR, DVD, 300 Disc CD), comfortable den furniture, pool table and bar area. The dining area is surrounded by sliding glass doors and windows, which offers a beautiful view of the canal, which extends to the bay. Enjoy your morning coffee, while looking out for blue herons, pelicans and white egrets that feed in the canal ... or the fish feeding and jumping ... or an occasional dolphin that wanders up from the bay. This area adjoins the screened in porch where there is another dining area and a couple of rocking chairs for kicking back . Our accommodations will sleep 8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, queen size bed, 2 twin beds, a sleeper sofa in the den and a roll-away twin. Perfect for a family or a few guys who just want to fish.

Shell Point is a small, quiet community located in Wakulla County, one of Florida's best-kept secrets and part of Florida's forgotten coast. Besides offering the best flats fishing anywhere, it's ideal for sightseeing and photography. Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, is only 10 minutes away. Wakulla Springs was the site for filming the early Tarzan movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of water fowl, fish, turtles, snakes, and deer, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. They also have a swimming area, with a diving platform. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. (Bald eagles have been spotted here and at Spring Creek - so keep your eyes peeled!) For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, you can check out the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away.

There are other recreational interests in the immediate area. For the golfer, Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street (from the golf course) at Wakulla High School. For the fisherman, the fishing is as good as it gets and there is an assortment of USCG licensed captains that will be more than willing to book a charter and take you out into the bay for a fishing experience that you will never forget. For the windsurfer, Shell Point is a great place to practice and hosts several Regattas each year. For the beach enthusiast, nearby beaches include St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park and St. George's Island, which are regularly voted into the top ten beaches in the world (an hour to an hour and a half drive). For those who enjoy great seafood, Angelo's in Panacea (20 minutes away) is one of the finest renowned seafood restaurants anywhere - located right on the water. Nearby Spring Creek Restaurant (less than 10 minutes away) also boasts delicious seafood (including soft shell crab), along with a casual down-home atmosphere.

Shell Point is located between St. Marks and Panacea, and is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee (Florida's capital). Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city - malls, restaurants, museums, parks, airport - and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). If you are interested in fishing (trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, tarpon, cobia, flounder, grouper, black bass ... it's saltwater fishing, so the list goes on), boating, or ... if you just want to escape to a relaxing, laid back paradise; yet, be able to venture into the city on a whim, this is the perfect location for you.

Deborah Edwards

Property Rates
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Oct 01 2014 Oct 01 2015 $150 $150 $850 $1,850 -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: We require a $100 security/damage deposit for first time renters. This money is returned within a week after cleanup.
Payment Options: PayPal, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: A $50 cleanup fee is required for each stay.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Wakulla Springs State Park, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Specimin Marine Lab, Angelo's Seafood Restaraunt, Florida State University (FSU)
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