WITHERS BEACH - OLD FLORIDA CHARM - 6BR & 2 COTTAGES AVAILABLE

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WITHERS BEACH - OLD FLORIDA CHARM - 6BR & 2 COTTAGES AVAILABLE

Alligator Point House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Fabulous 'Rustic' family beach house on Alligator Point, Florida for rent! Directly on white sandy beach on Gulf of Mexico. Nicest rental on Alligator Point with old-Florida charm and all amenities. Perfect for family vacation at the beach, two adjacent houses also available for rental for large reunion or corporate gatherings. Contact Barbara for more information.

Keywords: Beach house, gulf of mexico, tennis court, pool, oceanfront, retreat, reunion,

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Withers Beach - Old Florida Charm - 6BR & 2 Cottages Available
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
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Withers Beach - Old Florida Charm - 6BR & 2 Cottages Available
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Tallahassee, Florida
4

OLD FLORIDA CHARM SAYS IT ALL

  • 4 of 5
We've enjoyed visits to Withers Heights for about 10 years. I've rented it for family get togethers, book club weekends, girls' just want to have fun weekends, and it is always a special time. Yes the house is older and has some quirks and you will find some cobwebs and grains of sand, but you won't find a more beautiful setting on Alligator Point, or a better value for the very reasonable rental rates. If you want a sterile and Coastal Living magazine house, you should keep looking. If you want a house with character, comfort, lots of room, and a very responsive property owner, then stop here. If you love seeing a million stars at night from a gulf front deck, seeing sunrises and sunsets that take your breath away, watching dolphin swim and cavort within 3 feet of the surf, walking on a quiet beach that is strewn with sand dollars, starfish, shells, and other ocean treasures, then come to Withers Heights. "I don't want to leave" is the most common refrain as we, and friends, pack-up our belongings. We love that this house has softly worn edges and that we don't have to freak out if someone carries sand in on their shoes. We love that there's a hodge podge of wine glasses and coffee mugs and kitchen utensils. We love hearing and seeing birds in the trees around the house and deck. Overall, we just say..what's not to like!?!? Withers Heights has been the perfect Alligator Point get-away for us. I do wish there were a VERY GOOD star between good and excellent because this place is definitely better than good.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Cartersville, GA
2

FAIR STAY

  • 2 of 5
Upon arrival, we noticed that there were quite a few things that needed to be fixed: there were few working lights in the kitchen, bedrooms, lamps, etc. We requested that lightbulbs be brought to the house, but we ended up buying our own because no one ever showed up with replacements. When we approached the owner, she was very defensive and told us that "[we] could just go somewhere else, and that [she] would refund our money." Obviously, this was not an option at the moment. It came across that we were not, and the rental was not, a priority in her mind. There was no ice maker in the freezer and the counter-top ice maker had mildew in it, making it unusable. The electric oven is not working. The kitchen faucet constantly runs. Additionally, it rained during our stay and we filled a pot with a few inches of rainwater coming in through the window in the living area. The outdoor lighting is inadequate for people who are not familiar with the setup.

We were also very disappointed with the cleanliness of the house. The hood and backsplash over the oven are very greasy and look as if they haven't been cleaned recently. There are multiple large cobwebs on the ceiling and kitchen windows and we've found multiple dead insects throughout the house. A thick layer of dust covers the ceiling fans. It was also inconvenient that you couldn't turn either the fan or the light on. The dishes needed to be washed prior to using them.

There was more than adequate sleeping space and comfortable lounging space, but some of the rattan furniture is old and in poor condition The water heater was good and provided enough hot water for our 10+ guests.

The house seems to have been very nice at one point, but we were very disappointed with what we found when we arrived. It would be very lovely if it were properly maintained.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Withers Heights is a very comfortable well loved beach house which is great for family gatherings and reunions as it is so spacious and accommodating for large groups. Many of our guests are so happy with their stay they book our cottage again for the following year and we have a large number of repeat renters now in their 3rd or 4th return visit. I am sorry about this review, We did immediately send someone with two bags of ice to them but there was nobody there and the house was locked. That also kept us from locating the proper replacement light bulbs or determining which size was needed as some of the lighting is track lighting and takes a special bulb. I would just add that Withers Heights is a wonderful beach house and although it is not a pristine condo, it is a great place for a vacation at the beach. We are now doing a deep cleaning during the off season and will do another Spring cleaning before the really busy summer season. Hopefully we will receive more favorable reviews in the future as we have always received in the past.
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Berlin, Germany
5

JUST WHAT WE NEEDED.

  • 5 of 5
When I decided in late 2012 that this time I would not ride out the entire winter in cold central Europe I knew that it would not be hard to find people to join me. I have been on Alligator Point several times before and photographs from previous travels have always inspired delight and envy among my friends.
So it came about that I booked Withers Heights because it would provide enough bedrooms and space for all of us.
After a long journey (incl a stopp-over in Plains, GA for one night) we arrived late in the evening at Withers Heights. The sun already had disappeared leaving a glow just enough to find the key and the keyhole.
The minute I climbed the stairs from the entrance and entered the large living room I knew the house would be perfect. When we finally managed to find the light switch and inspected the bedrooms it was even more clear that we would have a good time.
And we had.

The first week we only spend 2 nights and then went on a little trip to New Orleans and rural Louisiana. When we came back a few days later the other half of our party had already arrived and settled in. One couple just came from New York where they spent a week being constantly cold and wet. A snow storm had descended on the North-East.
The same storm was indirectly responsible for the temperatures in North Florida to be below average but we did not mind so much because this gave a perfect excuse for using the fireplace. Also the house provided a lot of nice and sheltered spaces inside and outside so we would always be comfortable whatever the weather.
What I personally liked most about the house is that it obviously was designed to make life as nice as possible and not managing as convenient as possible.
So if you expect your run-of-the-mill boring plastic hotel standard this is not a house for you.
If you are looling for a unique house full of history and character – book it!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to send in your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return sometime soon. Withers Heights is a very comfortable beach house for a large group with 6 bedrooms, lots of sitting areas and fantastic views of the Gulf and the sunsets, summer or winter.
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
United States
4

WHAT A GREAT HIDDEN GEM!

  • 4 of 5
We "lucked" into this property on Alligator Point as another renter had to cancel last-minute. We booked three weeks before our stay and had no idea where we were going and what we were getting into. Withers Beach in particular and Alligator Point in general exceeded all of our expectations!

Barbara's house felt like home (and it was her's for many years where she raised four boys). The house has a charm and a grace that I was not expecting. I agree with another's comments--the photos on VRBO do not do this house justice. The family room and kitchen are unbelievably spacious. There are multiple areas to socialize whether at the kitchen bar, kitchen table, sofas/chairs in the main salon, in the family room, or at the dining room table. And, the entire first floor is wide-open with large windows looking on the beach.

Do note that the upstairs is better-suited to one family as the two bedrooms are "open"--meaning, once you hit the landing, there are no doors for either. It was great for my wife and two children to share the upstairs, but might get awkward if two families are there.

The pool is somewhat tiny but perfect for lying out and for children. They had a great time playing tennis and walking the long dock as well. The deck overlooking the beach was large and could accommodate a dozen or more. There is also a outdoor hot/cold shower to rinse off both bodies and equipment.

It's a great house, full of charm and personality, and we would definitely stay there again!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Jasper, Ga.
4

FORD FAMILY

  • 4 of 5
General quarters were awesome. Upstairs bedrooms (2) were great. Down stairs bedroom mattresses were not good for adults and the downstairs bathroom really needs some attention. It is musty smelling and not vented well.
Very spacious downstairs with some games available. Very comfortable.
Kitchen was well equipped but could use a couple of nonstick pans as additions.
Rental rates are great, parking is ample and the pool and dock are wonderful.
Nice, huge deck, great grill, easy beach access. Very nice for a large family. We had 12 and really enjoyed the overall experience.
This is a great vacation site if you wish to get away from it all. There s really nothing to do but relax, fish, swim, watch dolphins from the beach or dock and walk on the beach. Due to recent stores there was a lot of seaweed each day, but we just raked it away from where we sat and it was fine.
There are only a couple of local restaurants but they are good.
Pictures on the web site really don't show how nice the living area is.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Withers Beach - Old Florida Charm - 6BR & 2 Cottages Available
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+ 850-545-3970
Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Port Saint Lucie, FL
5

BEST VACATION EVER.

  • 5 of 5
This was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. Withers Heights' eclectic old Florida charm was just wonderful. We stayed with two other families and had plenty of room for 6 adults and 6 children. We were also delighted to see wildlife as well, including multiple dolphin (porpoise) spottings and two bald eagles - one was right on the beach. We hope to say here again on our next beach vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The winter months provide solitude and the perfect environment for bird watching, including an American bald eagle who is a regular visitor this winter. During the summer the long days and warm Gulf breezes make our white sandy beach a grat place to swim, fish, pick up shells,and take long walks.

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Most people find plenty to do at Withers Beach enjoying the beach, the dock, tennis court, swimming pool, cozy corners for conversations and afternoon naps. Across the bridge (15 minutes) there is a small grocery store, fresh seafood markets, Angelo's Seafood Restaurant, Posey's Steam Room and Dockside restaurants, 2 liquor stores, a bank/ATM, marine supply stores and gas stations. Be sure to check out the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea and no trip to the forgotten coast is complete without a jungle cruise and a swim at Wakulla Springs (Ed Ball State Park) or a day kayaking the unspoiled coastlines of the Forgotten Coast or the pristine nearby rivers. Alligator Point Yacht Basin can launch your boat or you can use the free boat ramp nearby.

A half an hour to Crawfordville and you have restaurants, Super Wal-Mart, all kinds of stores and shops. An hour away is Apalachicola, perhaps the most charming small Gulf town in the State with charming shops and great restaurants.

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Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $159/nt - $5000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • - Winter (Nov-Feb) Discounted Specials:
  • $159/nt, $1113/wk, $3000/mo
  • - Spring + Fall (Mar-May/Sept-Oct) Off-season Rates:
  • $214/nt, $1500/wk, $4000/mo
  • - Summer (June, July, Aug) High-season Rates:
  • $321/nt, $2250/wk, $5000/mo
  • All Rentals Subject to 9% Florida Sales Tax and a $125 Cleaning Fee.
  • All Rentals Subject to Deposit at the Time of Booking. CHECK IN 4PM CHECK OUT 11AM

Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • hiking
Notes:
Escape the ordinary for the last of the "real Florida". Withers Heights is a wonderful old Florida style beach house with 6 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths. Withers Heights can be rented seperately or with either/both of our other properties as your charming beachfront venue for family reunion, retreat, wedding or special celebration. Next door is Ship Watch ottage with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. On the bayside is the Pool House, with a master bedroom, sleeping porch and 1 1/2 baths. We offer a private tennis court, private 300' dock on bay side of road for fishing and boating, the Alligator Point Yacht Basin with Fuel and Boat Landing - 1 Mile away, Charming Apalachicola a beautiful 1 hr. drive on scenic Coastal 98. Grocery store in Panacea (15 minutes) and Carrabelle (30 minutes). Alligator Point is home to Bald Point State Park, Wakulla Springs is a 30 minute drive. Withers Beach is perfect beach for watching sunsets, playing tennis, splashing in the Gulf, fishing and relaxing!

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