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5.0/5 Exceptional
17 reviews
"Our family of 6 enjoyed our stay! Plenty of room."

Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
    29 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Wakulla Springs State Park
    29 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Bird's By the Bay
    18 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Hamaknockers BBQ
    19 min drive
  • Airport
    Tallahassee, FL (TLH-Tallahassee Regional)
    47 min drive

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    About this area

    Crawfordville

    Located in Crawfordville, this campsite is on the waterfront. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Shell Point Beach and Wakulla Springs State Park.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge - 29 min drive
    • Wakulla Springs State Park - 29 min drive
    • St. Marks Lighthouse - 40 min drive
    • SouthWood Golf Club - 41 min drive
    • Apalachicola National Forest - 51 min drive

    Getting around

    • Tallahassee, FL (TLH-Tallahassee Regional) - 39 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Bird's By the Bay - 18 min drive
    • Hamaknockers BBQ - 19 min drive
    • Subway - 20 min drive
    • Myra Jean's Restaurant - 23 min drive
    • McDonald's - 23 min drive

    About this property

    Dock of the Bay in Shell Point- Boat Dock, Pool, Pool Table, Screened Porch,wifi

    Waterfront Campsite with kitchen and patio
    Dock of the Bay, Shell Point, FL Only minutes away from world-class speckled trout fishing waters, our 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, with 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. 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 (42' 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, offering a beautiful view of the canal. Kick back on the screened-in porch and enjoy our laid back paradise! Fishing: 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. We have year round fishing, with different species here at different times. Trout and redfish are the most sought after fish and can be caught all year long. Tarpon are here from June till August, and cobia will show up in the early spring as the water warms and will stay until fall. Other fish that may be caught on the flats are Spanish Mackerel, blue fish, sheepshead, flounder, ladyfish and a numerous variety of sharks to 250 pounds. Many prefer to head out for deeper waters to catch grouper and snapper. Golf: For the golfer, Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone Tennis: For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street from the golf course at Wakulla High School on Hwy. 98 in Medart. Paradise Village also has a tennis court. Biking: Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail stretches about 20.5 miles from Tallahassee south to St. Marks. Longleaf pine and forests of oak, wax myrtle and yaupon holly nicely shade the route. The trail is wide and smooth, with occasional restrooms and benches along the rural stretches. Hiking: There are many nature trails to choose from, along with some paved trails. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and all of the state parks have hiking trails. Be sure to take bug spray, unless you are hiking in the wintertime. Nearby state parks include Wakulla Springs, Bald Point, San Marcos de Apalache, and Ochlockonee River. Birding & Wildlife: If you have come looking for the call of the wild, then you come to the right place. With vast acres of undeveloped lands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, our natural areas support an unbelievable abundance of wildlife with verified counts of over 300 species of migratory and nesting birds; 52 species of mammals such as the West Indian manatee and Florida black bear; 40 species of amphibians, and 65 species of reptiles. Windsurfing: Shell Point is also great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year. Restaurants: 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. Mad Anthony’s Waterfront Grille located on Dickerson Bay at the Rock Landing Marina in Panacea, FL offers some unique seafood dishes, craft beers, with tiki bar dining by the bay. Riverside Café in St. Marks and Ouzts Too in Newport have great food and often have weekend live entertainment. There are many other wonderful restaurants in our area. If you decide to rent with us, we will send you a list of all of the nearby restaurants, along with our personal rating on each one. Wakulla Springs (10 miles away): 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. Kids love it and you will, too. The water stays the same temperature all year round. It's very refreshing in the heat of the summertime. Lighthouses & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (15 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. There are 3 other lighthouses along our Forgotten Coast --- Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, St. George Island Lighthouse on St. George Island and Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe. Beaches: 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). Shell Point Beach is about 1/2 block from Dock of the Bay. It is a very, very small beach located on the bay, which means that the only waves that you will see will be on a very windy day. It doesn't compare to the other two beaches mentioned earlier, but it is very convenient and a great place to kick back and enjoy the abundant wildlife in and surrounding the bay, along with breathtaking sunsets. Other nearby beaches include Mashes Sands Beach (which has a fishing pier), Alligator Point Beach (25 miles) and Carrabelle Beach (40 miles). Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, check out Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away. Tallahassee Museum: The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science is about 30 minutes away, and offers a look at Florida’s wildlife in a natural setting. Maclay Gardens: Maclay Gardens is located on Thomasville Road in Tallahassee (40 miles away). A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas. Tallahassee & Shopping: Only 30 minutes from Shell Point, 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). Other, more unique shopping can be found at Apalachicola, which is about an hour drive. *** Sorry, we do not rent to anyone under that age of 25 *** CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand that it may become necessary for you to cancel your reservation. Please let us know as soon as you can, so that we may have time to rent out your time slot. Refund Policy: 14 days (100% refund); 7 days (50% refund). HURRICANE POLICY: Either party shall have the right to cancel all or any part of this contract in the event of impending hurricane or tropical storm danger. If this occurs, all monies will be refunded for unused days.
    Air-conditioned accommodation at this campsite offers DVD players and video game consoles. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Deborah Word

    Speaks English

    Property amenities

    Pool/Spa

    Shared/communal pool

    Internet

    Internet access

    Parking and transport

    On-site parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly

    Toys
    High chair

    Kitchen

    Fridge
    Hob
    Microwave
    Oven
    Dishwasher
    Toaster
    Coffee/tea maker
    Cookware/dishes/utensils

    Bedrooms

    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed

    Bathrooms

    2 bathrooms
    Combined bath/shower
    Towels provided
    Hairdryer

    Living spaces

    Dining room

    Entertainment

    TV with cable/satellite service
    Pool or billiards table
    Video game console
    DVD player
    Games
    Music library
    Video library
    Stereo
    Books

    Outdoor areas

    Patio

    Laundry

    Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    Air conditioning
    Heating

    Suitability/Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible
    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board
    Phone

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the waterfront

    Things to do

    Kayaking nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Snorkelling nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

    General

    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 1512 sq ft (140 sq m)

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Pets

    • Pets are allowed.
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information, contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Payment types at the property

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transport to and from this property.
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    5/5 Excellent

      Comfy and well appointed

      Our family of 6 enjoyed our stay! Plenty of room.

      5/5 Excellent

        Weekend getaway

        Enjoyed family time out on the boat and playing pool

        5/5 Excellent

          Scallop trip 2019

          We take a scallop trip nearly every year with the family. Unfortunately the scalloping was below par this year (weather) but we had a great time and made some great memories. The boys really enjoyed playing pool and we enjoyed the convenience of the boat dock in the backyard. The beds were very comfortable and the house was stocked with plenty of cooking accessories. We will be back

          5/5 Excellent

            Great property

            great property.

            5/5 Excellent

              More than we could have ever hoped for!

              From the second we walked in we felt right at home. House was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Dock was very convenient and large enough for 2 smaller boats. Homeowner was very kind, followed up promptly and was very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay and will be returning soon!

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