|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Enjoy this beautiful home sitting on the Gulf of Mexico.
Wide open living with a panoramic view.
Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise on the dock and seeing dolphins swim by catching their breakfast.
Visit The forgotten coast.
this beautiful, open home will host your family vacation.
Kayak right from the dock while fishing for Redfish, sea trout, catfish and mullet.
Blue crabs and oysters can be seen in the shallow water.
The house has a large, well stocked eat-in kitchen plus a bar area with a second small refrigerator. Plenty of seating at the large dining table, as well as a large card game table, plus barstools around the kitchen counter.
The wide open living room has a great view of the gulf, as well as sectional couches and 2 recliners, all can see the 60' HDTV, with Direct TV. Wireless internet is available.
The bedroom downstairs has 2 Full size beds and access to a bathroom with a huge walk in shower.
Behind the kitchen is a queen sized futon, which can be walled off for privacy.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, a king bed in one, a queen in the other. Both have access to the bath with shower and large Jacuzzi style tub. There is also another sectional sofa and TV area upstairs.
The wrap around deck overlooks the pool and the gulf, has 2 tables, numerous chairs and a gas grill.
Large swimming pool is fenced and has ample deck room for sunning on the lounge chairs. The pool is approximately 4 foot deep throughout, with wide walk-in stairs. Enjoy water volleyball with the net.
The area is very private, with most of the residents only here on the weekends and holidays.
We had a nice time. The area is very remote, more so than I anticipated. Driving from the north we had to take hours of back roads to get to the house. Once we made it, it was a beautiful setting. We got to see dolphins and there are some great state and national parks near by. I wish the weather would have been warmer, not a lot to do on cool days. We went to St. George Island twice which is about an hour and 20 minute drive, The island is a little more touristy (I say that in a good way, better restaurants and things to do.)
The house was one of the more odd houses in terms of layout I have rented on VRBO, it was an older house, but also had some nice updates. One thing I didn't realize was that all the upstairs bedrooms are open ceilings so after our small children went to bed it had to be quiet time throughout the house. Not a terrible thing, but didn't catch this before we arrived.
The star gazing was amazing, we packed our telescope and I am glad we did!
This place is wonderful! It is very private! It's is about 20 minute drive to town, wich was perfect for us. Very secluded. The house is as advertised! Beautiful!! If I could o my post pics!!! Dolphins at about 10:20 every morning! Love!!!
A great vacation.The house whilst old was perfect everything you you needed was here .The location was private and quiet and the pool just made it perfect.Kris was so helpful and readily available if needed.We both loved everything.If your looking for lots of action and people its not for you.If you want a relaxing and quite vacation this is the place.its location is very quiet but there is plenty to see and do within driving distance .We will be going back the for sure.
The house and pool are great. It is an older property in an area where the weather can take a toll on any building. In other words if you 're looking for new,sleek and shiny accomadations you're in the wrong place.We had been to Live Oak Island many times so we knew what is and isn't there. LOI is not for the beach seeker; it's for the person looking for an active vacation. There is a multitude of fishing, paddling, cycling, crabbing, scalloping, etc. all around you. Tallahassee is always 30 minutes away if you have urban withdrawal.
This property was very roomy. Very quiet. This house would be ideal for someone with a boat. We watched dolphins almost daily, this was the best part to see them so close. This is a perfect place if don't want a bunch of tourism. We missed it a little and drove a couple of hours to Panama City Beach to mini golf, shop, and take a airboat ride. Overall, a very relaxing place.
My husband, children and I just returned from our stay on Live Oak Island. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had!! We loved Ms. Mary's House! If you're looking for pristine white, manicured beaches with 100's of people and coastline traffic...this location is not for you. If you are looking for peace and quiet, relaxation, and a private pool...Ms. Mary's is just what you need. You can have as much or as little "touristy" type experience as you want. Shell Pointe Beach is within driving distance and our kids had a great time. My husband even went deep-sea fishing. We hunted for hermit crabs, which is NOT hard to do, as they are plentiful. Our first morning there, we were visited by a hammerhead shark. Every morning, a dolphin made his morning rounds to catch his breakfast. Thanks to Kris for giving us a heads up as the dolphin headed our way. We enjoyed watching the various types of birds hunt for food as well. We utilized the paddle boat to tour the bay. Rather than eating out, we preferred shopping at local seafood markets and cooking our own. By far the best shrimp, scallops and oysters I've ever eaten. The house was well laid out and fully equipped. The pictures and descriptions on the VRBO website are very accurate. Most of all, we enjoyed spending time together as a family.
Shallow Boat Ramp nearby
Shell Point beach only minutes away. Deep water channel to access the Gulf of Mexico.
These are some of the local places to visit.
About 20 minutes , west on hwy 98, Mineral Springs seafood :to buy fresh local seafood is in panacea.
St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. There is a small museum there with some local history. Bike the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail from Tallahassee to the Lighthouse. Visit Wakulla Springs State Park with Glass bottom boat rides and a diving platform, about 20 minutes away. great, chilly, swimming. Creature from the deep and Airplane were both filmed there.
We have a 3 ring binder in the house filled with other local information.
We are in Crawfordville, if you'd like to google other info.
Visit visitwakulla.com for lots more information!
Visit http://www.floridaaquaculture.com/ for info on fishing seasons , etc.
You will need a fishing license. Can be purchased ahead of time on-line, or at the local Walmart or bait shops. See
FWC below.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission myfwc.com/ 888-347-4356
Redfish, Kayak Rentals and Charter Fishing by St. Marks Outfitters
St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures,can rent kayaks
\t721 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, FL 32355
Unique bird watching, from White Pelicans in the winter to incredible migratory flocks, thousands of ducks. Rare Woodstork migrates here accompanied by Ultra-light planes to guide them.
St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. Take the Big Bend Scenic Highway to Historical Apalachicola for quaint shopping and visit the incredible white sand beaches on St. George Island.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 28 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off season 2015
Oct 4 2015 - Feb 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Cleaning fee up to 6||$150 + Tax|
|Cleaning fee over 6||$200 + Tax|
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates may be up to 25% higher during holidays and popular FSU football game weekends.
Parties of 6 or more will have an additional $50 cleaning fee
$50 fee for each additional person over 8, limit 10 people
Only small dogs under 25 lbs. $150 for 2, limit 2, NO cats
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.