BEACHFRONT! SCREENED PORCH, SCREENED BREEZEWAY, LARGE BEACHFRONT DECK!

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACHFRONT! SCREENED PORCH, SCREENED BREEZEWAY, LARGE BEACHFRONT DECK!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

INCLUDES FREE CLEANING, CLEAN LINENS & BATH TOWELS!

Located in a forgotten corner of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” you will discover a serene beachfront retreat, “Soul Happy”.

Some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches along North Florida’s Gulf Coast are found on Alligator Point. Alligator Point, of Franklin County, makes up a narrow four mile long peninsula sandwiched between tranquil Alligator Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

Stunning and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico are enjoyed from within the home and the large 12’x30’ screen porch. In addition, an open-air spacious beachside deck gives you a commanding ocean view because it is located on a ridge, which gently slopes up from the water’s edge. Enjoy the expansive night skies reflection off the ocean and the millions of stars! The stars are uninhibited by the light pollution experienced these days at many of Florida's beaches.

A large, fenced yard is ready for your four-legged friends to enjoy a coastal holiday with the family too. A charcoal BBQ grill is available for your use; simply roll it out the screened door onto the grilling platform and enjoy preparing some tasty grilled seafood, steaks, or burgers.

Soul Happy is a user-friendly ground level home with no steps to climb! We comfortably sleep 13 guests with 2 kings, 3 queens, and a double/single bunk. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are open to each other and are appointed with furnishings that insist you sit down and relax! Enjoy watching the sunrise from the Florida room, or step out onto the spacious screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee in the swing or rocking chairs overlooking the Gulf.

Family and friends will enjoy the large 36 inch flat screened HDTV with cable and DVD/VCR as you watch your favorite sports team, TV show, or movie. Whet your appetite with afternoon refreshments at the charming bar in the living room as you drink in the waves coming ashore. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a feast for the family or a late night snack warmed in the microwave. From the large kitchen window you can catch a glimpse of Alligator Harbor just a over a block down the street.

A huge master bedroom features two king beds and one queen bed with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The other bedroom offers a queen bed and a triple bunk (double bed on the bottom, twin on the top). The second bathroom is located in the hallway and has a tub/shower. Each bedroom has a cable TV provided for your enjoyment. An additional sleeping area features a queen bed and it is located in a corner nook of the Florida room. An initial set of linens is provided for your convenience, free of charge, which includes one set of sheets per bed, and one towel, washcloth and hand towel per guest.

So….. once you arrive and settle in to your coastal retreat, now what do you do? Well…..

Have you ever watched a mother turtle lay her eggs in the moonlight, or watch baby sea turtles hatch and scurry to the water’s edge? Soul Happy is located near Alligator Harbor which is one of the world’s largest feeding grounds for the Kemp’s Ridley, the rarest and most endangered of all marine sea turtles. The unspoiled waters and beaches, including those directly in front of your beachfront retreat, Soul Happy, are valuable feeding, breeding and nesting grounds for these and other sea turtles.

If you fancy winged things, then enjoy Mother Nature’s spectacular show from the privacy of your cozy “Old Florida” beach house as you witness the annual Fall migration of raptors and monarch butterflies. Many varieties of butterfies, and birds including the American bald eagle, are commonly seen stopping amongst the vegetation of Soul Happy’s large and inviting ½ acre of yard and native vegetation. Only 5 minutes away is the 4065 acre Bald Point State Park, which has a diverse coastal eco-system popular as a birding and wildlife viewing destination.

Only 15 minutes away from Soul Happy is the 68,000 acre St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds with acreage across three Florida counties. The St. Marks lighthouse, built in 1832, is still in use today. In fact, a trail of 5 historical lighthouses may be visited along a 2 hour tour of the forgotten coast.

If salt water runs in your veins, then you will be happy to know that this particular corner of the Forgotten Coast is teaming with sea life. Our waters offer a wonderful playground for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Numerous public and private landings provide easy access to the oceans, bays, rivers and harbors of this area.

If golfing is your passion, a short 10 minute drive up the road will land you at the world class golf course of St. James Bay. Another nearby golf course is Wildwood Golf Club, located in Wakulla County.

A wide array of restaurants are located nearby at Ochlockonee Bay, St. Teresa Beach, Carrabelle, St. James Bay, and even a few hundred yards away at the Alligator Point Marina.

From Soul Happy, you’re close to everything! So do nothing, or do everything…. it’s totally up to you.

Soul Happy offers timeless charm! Step back to a simpler era at the beach where you can still enjoy all the comforts of today. This beach retreat truly offers a coastal experience the way a Florida beach vacation was meant to be!

The Watsons would love to host your family at Soul Happy on beautiful Alligator Point. Soul Happy offers you an incredible beachfront value for your money! We’d love for you to be our guest and make Soul Happy your own special vacation beach home. Create lifelong memories. You’ll be so happy you discovered our quaint beach house that it will make your soul happy.

Please call or email the Watson's assistant, Glenn Smith, anytime, 7 days a week with any questions, comments, or for reservations. Glenn would love to hear from you to talk about Soul Happy

(During hurricane season storms can sometimes develop within 24 hours. We strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance)

Keywords: Beachfront, Northwest Florida, White Sand Beaches, Old Florida Charm, Uncrowded & Serene Beaches, Quiet, Dog & Family Friendly!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Property Manager
Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Ellerslie, GA
5

Third time staying at Soul Happy

  • 5 of 5
I love this beach house and Alligator Point beach. Such solitude. What started as a family trip turned into a girls trip...4 in all. Lots of room, well equipped kitchen, good internet connection. This was my third time staying here and every time I can see improvements the owner has made. She really cares and listens. I never want to leave when my time is up. Can't wait for my next trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love our guests, especially those such as you that make Soul Happy their very own by returning time after time! Thank You for your stay along with your kind words. I appreciate suggestions and reports from guests who take the time to let me know what the house needs and how we can make their stay more enjoyable. That's where the improvements & enhancements come in :) We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Georgia
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation is almost over and I wanted to take time to write. This wk has been perfect. We are a group of 11 and we have had plenty of room. Big rooms comfy beds clean and well equipped with everything we needed. We have seen some of the most beautiful sunsets and seashells. We have been entertained by the pelicans. The peacefulness of this place is wonderful. We would recommend soul happy to anyone and will most definitely be back. Oh and Glenn Smith is outstanding with any help or questions that we have had and needed.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! We're so pleased that you are comfortable and able to spread out and enjoy the openness of the interior along with the screened-in living areas. In addition, we're pleased that the week has been beautiful and that you've found sea treasures that have washed ashore.

Enjoy your last day and evening and have a safe trip home along with a blessed summer. Thank You for being our guest!

Jackie & family
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
5

Missing it already!

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a single story cottage right on the Gulf beach and found our Soul Happy place!

Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, and outstanding porch and deck with swings made this a wonderful choice. We loved fishing on the beach, enjoying lovely sunsets and starry nights, cool breezes and beautiful white sand.

We had family from 20's to late 70's along. Internet was good, and there were great games and books on hand. I might bring an over the door hanging rack next time. Plenty of dresser drawers but not much hanging space for clothes. The only other suggestion I could offer would be a sturdy handrail by the door and one by the steps down to the beach to help the elderly or infirm be more independent.

We felt right at home! Saw a huge golden eagle at nearby state park. Beach was quiet and not crowded at all. Great restaurants were close enough. Thanks to Glenn for courteous and prompt responses.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review! It makes my soul happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at my beach cottage! Great suggestions, we will look into those!

Glad you saw a golden eagle. You don't see that much along Florida's coasts anymore and we're pleased that our county has so much preserved land for habitat.

Thank You for being our guest and we hope to hear from you again!

Beach Blessings from Jackie
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
5

Chapman - NW Georgia

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful Old Florida home! We have stayed at Alligator Point for several years. Soul Happy has been by far the best. The house was the cleanest that we have stayed in. The furnishings are very comfortable. The agent, Glenn Smith, made this the easiest rental process that I have found. Our two dogs are use to running free on a farm and the fenced in yard was priceless to us. There was no problem with sand spurs. Treat you pets as you would yourself and children and prepare the dogs in case of sand spurs. Pet Stores sell boots for dogs with bottoms that ice, hot asphalt and sand spurs cannot hurt their pads. Put the boots on before vacation and get them use to them. The two screened porches were wonderful. Beautiful beach every season. No dishwasher, NO PROBLEM. Take time to look out over the landscaped front yard as you wash dishes and you can see a white squirrel playing in the front yard. Great kitchen setup with plenty of cookware for a large family. Thanks again, Glenn for your assistance, we will be contacting you about renting in the fall.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
Hilton Head, SC and South Londonderry, VT
3

Great Beach

  • 3 of 5
Great beach, beautiful views, quiet, fenced yard definitely "old Florida". Limited choice of restaurants in area. Could use some up-dating, some paint, some small amenities, no dishwasher and some overall cleaning. Great place for dogs and they are permitted on beach.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to let us know how we can improve your vacation experience. We will review your comments and make some changes along with some improvements. Without your taking the time to let us know what we can do to make the home more enjoyable then we'd never know. Thanks again and I hope you will return to this quiet, natural, and forgotten coast of Florida!

Jackie
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Beachfront! Screened Porch, Screened Breezeway, Large Beachfront Deck!
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Alligator Point Florida Panhandle
5

Great "Old Florida" experience

Great "Old Florida" experience
  • 5 of 5
Celebrated my retirement by renting the house for the entire month of February. Since we had stayed in the house for a week in February 2013, we knew what to expect. The house is clean, spacious & comfortable. We (and our dog) love the huge screened porch and fenced yard. So nice to be able to see the water from the porch. The gulfside deck was the best of all. We enjoyed morning coffee & afternoon cocktails every day that weather permitted. One morning at low tide, the was a bird feeding frenzy. At one time, there were over 60 pelicans (we stopped counting after that), clouds of terns & big flock of cormorants right in front of us! Amazing, fresh seafood to be found in all the area restaurants. Alligator Point is our go-to spot on the Gulf. Had a few aggravating issues with internet; but they were attended to promptly. Love this place.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
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Alligator Point House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
OFF Season
Aug 9 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$985
 
 
HOLIDAY Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
OFF Season
Jan 4 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$985
 
 
HIGH Season
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
OFF Season
Aug 8 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$985
 

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Notes 3 NIGHT STAYS (except summer), $475.00 plus $145 per extra night. 3 NIGHT STAYS during the Christmas/New Years holidays, (Dec 20, 2014-Jan 3, 2015), $525.00 plus $150 per extra night. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Tax is subject to change on unpaid balances.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Triple bunk (Double on the bottom, single on the top)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
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