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

Hal & Katherine Stokes

Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Hal & Katherine Stokes

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english
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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

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Hal & Katherine Stokes (Owner)
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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
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 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 13 reviews
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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
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Horseshoe Beach North Central Florida
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, 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
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
Great
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
Niagara Falls Ontario
5

The month of March

  • 5 of 5
My surprises upon arrival here were: 1. The water is not nearly as rough as I thought that it would be. 2. The water is not nearly as deep as I thought that it would be. 3. I wish that I had brought my canoe or a kayak or a fishing boat. 4. No real beach or swimming on site.
We saw; Dolphins, Heron, White Pelican, regular pelican, Osprey, Eagles, Turkey Vulcher, King Fisher, etc.
We took a few scenic drives around the area. Went to the Trenton quilt festival. Walked the entire Horseshoe Beach village. The weather was pretty good including very warm, cool, a few windy days & some not so windy. Minimal rain (mainly at night). Nothing to complain about & blessedly warmer than at home.
The neighbourhood people are very friendly. I think we were very fortunate to be asked to join in at a beach pot luck. We had a bon fire, there was a guitar playing & singing, some interesting local foods to try & a guy invited me to go fishing. All in a very nice evening. Having just retired, this is the first time that we have rented like this & we have been very pleasantly surprised that all is as advertised! It has been a very quiet & relaxing spot. I wish that there were rideable bikes, but my biggest complaint was that I can't get much reading done as I can't seem to stop looking out the front porch window at the Gulf & there is nothing that I even want you to do about that. I'll sign off by just saying thanks!
It is a quiet, friendly place, secluded, quite a way from town & city activities. A great spot to relax & get away from it all. We are big fans!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response. We'll try and see if there is a better way to provide bicycles for guests. The salt air just wrecks havoc on them in just a short time. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Hal & Katherine
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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

JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Horseshoe Beach House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$120
$770
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $150
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.

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Amenities

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 considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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. 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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