A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW! OCEAN FRONT COTTAGE W/DOCK - SCALLOP/FISH/FUN

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Hal & Katherine Stokes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW! OCEAN FRONT COTTAGE W/DOCK - SCALLOP/FISH/FUN

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Hal & Katherine Stokes

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422497vb
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Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
5

JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We were looking for a place to relax for a few days in between stays with friends, some in the panhandle of Florida and others in the Tampa area. We could not have made a better choice. We had neither one been to a fishing village before and were amazed at the lifestyle of the residents, only because it was completely foreign to us. The rental was exactly as pictured, very clean, plenty of room and it had "the feel of home." If we had forgotten to pack something there was no need to worry because it was somewhere there at the rental! The owners were very thoughtful to answer our questions and even check on us to make sure everything was OK. We took tons of pictures, walked the town and visited with people at the Horseshoe Café. I couldn't help but think how wonderful it would be to grow up in this town and experience the beauty. I wish we could have seen the scallops. Overall 5 stars PLUS.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the super review. Our whole family loves Horseshoe and the laid-back style, so happy you were taken with its quiet composure and wanted for nothing with our little cottage.

Please think of us in the future - we really take care of our repeat guests.

Regards,
Hal & Katherine Stokes
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422497vb
+1 407-920-8972
Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
5

PERFECT Holiday getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My husband and I decided that we would begin our own holiday tradition as a new family and planned a getaway over the Christmas holiday. We could not have chosen a more perfect place than at Hal & Katherine's Horseshoe Beach home. First, we appreciate the ease of booking, the patience w/ all our questions, and working with our travel times. We had a unique travel schedule and they worked with my husband from our arrival to departure - we appreciated that flexibility! When we arrived at the house, we were impressed immediately and greeted with some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets we had ever seen. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty. If you are looking for a remote, quiet, and very relaxing vacation this is the place for you. My husband spent most of the days fishing- the local store has all you need for bait & fishing tips - and I enjoyed immensely the sun room, comfortable living room, and dock for hours of reading and relaxing. I also appreciate the full kitchen - everything you need is available to cook comfortably as you would in your home - a plus for a rental where you normally only have odds and ends. We cooked all meals at the house except for one lunch- we did enjoy visiting the 1 cafe on HB! Bring what you will need in foodstuffs - I was able to shop at the Cross City IGA to fill perishable needs, but know what you need so you can stay island bound during your stay. The linens and amenities were very new, clean, and the home is reflective of what you see in the photos. So grateful the house was decorated for Christmas - what an added treat! We were able to celebrate our first Christmas as a married couple in one of the best places. We loved having the OPTION of wireless - and LOVED being "off the grid" and off our work/cell phones for the week. We chose the location based on the "Dark Skies" designation it has in FL, so we had MANY nights to sit on the dock and enjoy the starry skies above. Very relaxing, felt very much at "home" - we know there were other places to visit based on the very informative binder but confess we were happy to remain on the island for the entire week! We recommend on the basis everyone else keeps this place a "secret." We cannot WAIT to return again - what a great "tradition" to begin. Thanks to Hal & Katherine for sharing their family's paradise!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422497vb
+1 407-920-8972
Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
Mt. Carmel, IL
5

AHHHHH! How utterly relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
What a wonderful get away! This is exactly how I wanted to spend my spring break! We did not want the run of the mill condos on a beach filled with people, and that is why this spot is idyllic. Both the pictures and the description of this property are right on the money! The property is very well maintained and this is a home away from home. Unbelievably well stocked with all the essentials one would need from headache medicine to aluminum foil. Hal and Kate were easy to correspond with and made sure everything was in order when we arrived. Welcoming us was a small gift back with snacks and a card. How thoughtful! I just can't say enough about this quaint fishing village and the inhabitants.
No traffic, no cell phones, no noise! Take some good books with you!
One item of note is that although this is beautiful with a scenic view from the porch and dock be aware there is no beach area close. This was fine with us as we explored the area, but if you are looking for this you will have to go approximately 12 miles to Shired Island. This is a small state park, which has a beach area. It also is very relaxing, and it did not bother us to drive. At times we were the only ones there, so it was very private.
Be sure to stop and purchase all your provisions before you leave Cross City, which is 18 miles from the house. We took everything with us but did run into the town to pick up some extras. They have a Family Dollar, Dollar General, IGA, and a package liquor store. The one restuarant, Horseshoe Cafe, is a block from the house. It was ok. We were looking for various types of fresh seafood on the menu, but the only thing fresh was shrimp, They do have sandwhiches and other specials. The owners where great people!
All in all, the time spent here was fantastic! Will we go back? Definitely! Thank you and hats off to you Hal and Kate!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422497vb
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Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
Aurora, Cleveland, Ohio
5

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The cottage is beautiful, very clean and more than well equipped. The sunrises and sunsets are just wonderful. The owners and the locals are very friendly people. We had a very relaxing time in Horseshoe beach and a successful inshore fishing trip. We can highly recommend it and would love to come back soon!
Family with two girls (7 and 9 years old).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422497vb
+1 407-920-8972
Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
United States
5

Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
This is an extremely well equipped enchanting cottage direcly on the Gulf. The most amazing sunrises and sunsets can be viewed from the enclosed porch. The owners have anticipated every need for kitchen, bath, entertainment and communication. It is spotlessly clean. The owners are readily available to answer any concern. It is a charming, friendly community where the chief activity is fishing. It is a perfect location for fishing or to relax and rejuvinate. We highly recomment it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gainesville, FL
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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Availability & Rates

Horseshoe Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Scallop
Jul 1 - Sep 10
$150
$160
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$120
$770
$3,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • 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. Sun rise and sunset views from the house. 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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