Beach Front! A great place to swim, walk the beach, fish and relax. We donï¿½t have many of the ï¿½attractionsï¿½ of Floridaï¿½s more developed places. No tee shirt shops, beach bars, tattoo parlors, or any thing of the like. There is not a traffic light in the county and the nearest McDonalds is 35 miles away (we do have some good local places with great seafood a lot closer). There are however a lot of great places to visit like Bald Point, Ochlocknee River, and Wakulla Springs State Parks; St Marks and St Vincentï¿½s National Wildlife Refuges; Tateï¿½s Hell Swamp and the Apalachicola National Forest. We have some great rivers and springs to explore and lots of natural things to do and see.
Take a look at our website for a lot more info about the house and the area.
Walk the beach, swim, and fish, lie on the beach, sit on the screened porch or deck and look at the beach. This is a great private little developed, non touristy beach. The beach is the real reason for coming. Other things to do include:
Fishing, fish from the beach, charter a boat, bring a boat, the fishing is pretty good. We regularly catch redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel from the shore. From a boat you can also catch grouper, snapper, king mackerel, cobia, and lots more.
Canoeing or Kayaking, We have some really great places nearby like the Wakulla River. The Wakulla is fed by Wakulla Springs one of the largest springs in the world. The crystal clear water runs about 10 miles to the Gulf, there is not much development along the river and you can see lots of wildlife. Manatee if you are lucky, lots of gators, and lots and lots of birds. Other places to go include the Ochlocknee River, Wacissa River, and Tate's Hell.
Wildlife and bird watching. This is a great place to see wildlife; we are surrounded by Wildlife Refuges, State Parks, a National Forest, and a State Forest. We have everything from Bears and Manatee to Gopher Tortoise and Red Wolves.
Eat some local seafood, catch it and cook it yourselves, buy it in one of the local shops that sell seafood right off the boats (we have as many of these as we do gas stations), or eat in one of the local restaurants that cook it. No better place for seafood!
Relax, this is a wonderful place to just sit on the beach/deck/porch and relax!
|Aug 07 2016||Sep 11 2016||-||-||$1,500||-||1 Week|
|: 4 p.m. : 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 6%|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check, Money Order|
|Other Fees: $100 Pet Fee|
Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Alligator Point, Florida
lets keep the forgotten coast forgotten
June 30, 2008
alligator pint is the kind of place you go to if like coastal country living. no touristy trinket shops here. good seafood restaurants without the corny names. nice beaches. lots of shells. Wakulla Springs is close by. take snorkeling equpt. visiting Wakulla is like visiting the garden of eden. alligator pint is a great older beach house. you feel at home the second that you walk in. one of the best,if not the best location on the penninsula. great views from all bedrooms. great place for a peaceful beach trip. great family place for real beach loving familes.
spring break with the grandkids
April 17, 2008
What a great beach house.Our 2 kids, 4 grandkids, & our friends from Ca. plenty of room. great porch on the beach side. I brought my fishing boat & kept it at the private dock across the street. We caught the limit of sea trout at turkey point all 3 days that we went fishing.
----- Original Message -----
From: cyndi jessup
Cc: jack ; rob and kate
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: Information on Alligator Pint
Well, I'm going to be real honest here, and I've enclosed some pictures of the place for you, too, from our recent vacation. First, though, I'm going to preface my following descriptions of the house and it's surroundings to make sure that you understand that all 3 of us girls (ranging from 32 to 38 years young ;-) fell in love with Alligator Pint and plan on trying to rent it again in September. We met a couple of the neighbors who have newer, fancier houses and have been considering renting out; they weren't sure about the whole idea of strangers in their homes, but decided that they liked us and offered us rentals. Still, I'm going to Alligator Pint because, as I mentioned above, we really just fell for the place.
I do have to say that the place doesn't look like much from the outside. Just as it says on Rob and Kate's website, the green paint isn't the most attractive and the house looks really small. It's not small, at least by our standards. After chatting about it, we all decided that it would be too crowded to have more than 7 or 8 people (single adults) there at one time. Now, that's just in the house only; I'm not talking about the bunk room in the downstairs, which we just looked at one time then locked back up. I mean inside the house proper. We all live alone, however, and want/need lots of personal space, but that might not apply to you and yours.
Now on to the interior. There's few places that I know that can actually be called 'funky', but Alligator Pint is the funkiest one around. We all adored it from the moment we walked in the front door. And it gets better as you tour the house. It is old, so it has history; there's almost an aura about the place that just makes you smile. It's decorated very nicely and is incredibly comfortable. It's odd enough that 3 loner-type, unattached, over-educated, individualistic girlfriends can agree on everything about anything, but we all agreed then and now that Alligator Pint is one of the coolest vacation homes we've ever visited. I know that it might seem like I'm gushing here, but this is not a paid ad or anything like that - we truly all love the place.
The bedrooms are all nicely decorated, and (I think) 3 of them have their own window AC units in addition to the central air, so everyone was able to sleep at their own comfort level (I like my room rather chilly). One of the bedrooms has a door that goes out onto the screened porch, which is the best ever and the place where we spent most of the time when we weren't out on the beach. It's huge and has a round table, a long table against the porch wall facing the beach (perfect for holding snorkel equipment, shells from the beach, drinks, food, etc.), several regular chairs and 5 or 6 rocking chairs. There are a couple of old boats that hang from the ceiling, too, which was a nice decorative touch. In one of my (crappy, but useful) pictures from inside the house, you can see the 2 sets of double doors that go from the living room out onto the porch. They remind me of old schoolhouse doors, with the chains that pull a deadbolt-type of lock from the top. Anyway, with those doors latched open and the windows facing the bay from the front of the house open, there's a lovely breeze that always goes through the house. Always.
From the (very large) porch, you can access the huge deck that faces the south (?), which has a view of both the bay and the gulf; not the sunrise on the bay picture I've enclosed. It could easily hold 20 people, no joke, and seems made for parties. There are chairs, benches, and tables out there, too.
If you walk downstairs out the back, there's a wonderful little boardwalk that goes to the very private beach. After carrying our kayaks back and forth for a couple of days, we just decided to leave them on this side of the mini sand dune at the end of the boardwalk so that no one walking by on the beach could see them. Not that there were a lot of people around; one afternoon we had 6 people and 4 dogs go by while we were out - that was a very busy day. Nobody bothered the boats, of course, except if we were out and that was just to remark on how nice they were. (If you are interested, I'll give you the name of person we rented from at The Canoe Shop in Tallahassee. They were less than half the price for a week's rental than one place on St. George Island, and they were better boats; better service, too, than anyplace local that I was able to find.)
There are lots of 1950's to present-day pictures decorating the house that are obviously of Jack and his family. It gives the place a home-y feel. It's an eclectic collection of decor and furniture, but it works there better than most places I've visited, which seem like they are trying too hard to be hip (if you know what I mean). This place is truly hip, but it's very comfortable and we all felt at home immediately. Not one of us had any difficulties sleeping, either, which is unusual.
The kitchen is nicely equipped, too. We cooked a lot there because there aren't too many places close by to get a better meal than one of us could put together. There are plenty of places to get good fresh seafood, however, and we had some absolutely wonderful dinners there. The best liquor store around is just over the bridge and it's new: 'Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts'. Go there, you won't regret it.
I can't say enough about the beach itself. I will say that I'm loathe to vacuum the final bit that's still in the backseat of my car. It makes me feel like I'll be returning soon. Hopefully, that won't be too far in the future (come on, September)!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me again. I hope that you have a wonderful vacation and that Alligator Pint is as special to you as it is to me, Mary, and Sandee.
I got your name from the person that rents Jack’s Place – Alligator Pint. I would appreciate any comments you have on the place. Did you enjoy your stay? I know it’s an old Florida Home but I don’t want anything that’s too shabby…..