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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun

Hal & Katherine Stokes

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Hal & Katherine Stokes

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Horseshoe Beach House Rental Photos and Description

A very cute, family, couple or fisherman friendly home in Horseshoe Beach, located right on the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful views. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has a beautiful glassed-in front porch overlooking the Gulf where you can watch the sun rise or set from its comfortable rockers as the dolphins swim past your dock. Or at the end of the day, you can stroll 1 block down to the 'turn-around' known as the 'Point' where folks gather to watch the best sunset view during the summer months. Situated on three lots, one ocean side and two across the street, this home has plenty of parking for vehicles or boats. On the gulf side is a boat dock with covered cleaning station. The bedrooms offer a king bed and a queen bed with additional sleeping in the main room - 2 twin trundle beds and a futon full-size bed. A kitchen with 2 refrigerators, stove and microwave, dining room table that seats 6 and a fully stocked set of dishes, glassware, utensils and cookware; a TV/stereo sitting area with flat screen TV and DVD (and video library) provide all the comforts of home while you're visiting. Central heat, A/C and wi-fi throughout the house, including the porch.

If you are looking for a fancy, high-end experience, this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for a relaxing, fun, interesting, old fashioned Florida vacation with your family or friends then Horseshoe Beach and our house would be a perfect fit! The house is very quaint and comfortable and we hope you'll want to come back again and again.

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hal & Katherine Stokes (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Hal & Katherine Stokes

Katherine and I are a professional couple. She is a professor with both the state of Florida college and university systems specializing in web-based learning. I am a consultant with a primary focus in cloud based applications integrating with financial products. Our ultimate goal is to work where we travel and travel where we work.

Hal & Katherine Stokes purchased this house in 1987

Why Hal & Katherine Stokes chose Horseshoe Beach

Katherine & I acquired the home through my parents. Both my sons have grown up coming to Horseshoe Beach for fishing, scalloping and family getaways over the past 20 years. We love the peace and quiet that Horseshoe has to offer. We consider this our home away from home and would love to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

This was my parent's getaway that we enjoyed coming to for fishing trips and the wonderful seafood that was available. No one dreamed when it was purchased that it would turn out to be so enjoyable for relaxing and for water activities. The 4th of July fireworks are displayed from one of the small islands directly in front of our home, giving us a front row seat every year.

Our house has seen some changes over the last few years. We've put in some hard earned time and sweat and have transformed our place from a rustic fish camp to a charming seaside cottage with all the comforts of home.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and hope to see you soon. Just contact us (Hal & Katherine) if you have any questions.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two wonderful weeks in the fishing village of Horseshoe Beach, one of Florida's best kept secrets. The owners, did a tremendous consideration of having anything at our finger tips. The house was immaculate, very comfortable, everything you could possible need. Every morning we had coffee on the porch watching boats slowly going by, shrimp boats coming in, dolphins rolling, sunrises, sunsets and so much more. The local caught shrimp, crab, veggies, fruit was outstanding. The food at the local restaurants was the best, visiting the local library is a must as going for walks and visiting very friendly residents. We did receive cell phone signal at times, having text all the time. This home away from home is indeed for those that like quiet and privacy, but close to things to explore.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and detailed review. We definitely appreciate it!
5

l&k

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Horseshoe beach and we had a great time. The owners provided every amenity possible, right down to the bathrobes and slippers! The house was spotless and the enclosed front porch was wonderful, providing great views even when temps were cooler! The main street diner is a great place to eat and conveniently located!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review and we are happy to hear that you had great time in Horseshoe Beach! Hope you decide to come back for a future visit.
5

Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Horeshoe Beach with many more to come!! The house was immaculate and ready to spend a week in. It was like the owners left just for a few days for us to stay in their house while they were away. The fishing and boat dock within steps from the house is a real plus too! You really need to plan your meals before you get there, because "running to the store" takes on a whole new meaning there. We were lucky enough to have fresh caught sea trout 2 nights! If you are looking to get away from it all for a few days, this is definetly the place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to catch some fish! Hope to see you back again soon!
Atlanta, GA
5

Very secluded getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. Everything we needed on site. Enjoyed a peaceful couple of days. Great place with no cell coverage so work couldn't intrude! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage - we just learned that some people here can get cell signal if they have Verizon. Cell service is still spotty though. Hope to see you back again.
Ocala
5

Fisher dude

  • 5 of 5

We do an annual fishing trip to horseshoe every year for as long as I can remember. We've always stayed in places that were "homey" or "rustic" pretty much places that the women wouldn't be caught dead in. This house was awesome! This was the first time we had women join us at horseshoe and they want to come back next year. But only if we stay here again. Very clean, beautiful views, and awesome fishing dock and gulf access. I highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you found the cottage to be comfortable and we hope to have you visit again in the future.
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Great

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jake's Pub
Car: necessary

Scalloping during early July through mid September. Nature seeking, relaxing, deep sea and in-shore salt water fishing. Pubilc boat ramp is a block from house. Marina (with lift) is 4 blocks from house. The Horseshoe Cafe is a block from house as well.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Horseshoe Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Scallop
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$875
$3,375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Notes The maximum occupancy of this home is six persons, day or night . You may not exceed that number unless written permission has been granted from the owner in advance. A $200.00 fee will be charged to your credit card immediately for unapproved guests and they must vacate the premises at once.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Horseshoe Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is downstairs.
  • Four piece bathroom in the house. Recently added a very private outdoor shower under the house. Great for rinsing off after a day of fishing or scalloping.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main Living area - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed, Bedroom 2 - Queen size Bed, Main living room area - Twin or Single Beds (2). Full sized futon - 1 Comfortably sleeps four adults and two children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private boat dock directly in front of the home with fish cleaning station (it is the blue dock). Free public boat ramp as well as marina with lifts for larger boats very close by (about 4 short blocks) and a restaurant and small plaza with grocery store within walking distance. Sunrise and sunset views from the house. No smoking and no pets. This vacation home, 'A Million Dollar View' is located directly on the water and there are hazards relative to staying in a waterfront home. By the very booking of this listing, you acknowledge and agree to hold harmless the property owner, property representative or property owner's heirs in perpetuity from the result of any injury, death or incident of any kind by any fault, act or behavior of person or persons and guests thereof lodging or non-guest(s) at this property as a result of this offering or not a result of this offering, including but not limited to acts of God and or nature.

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