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Withers Beach - Gulf to Bay - 6 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths/Dock/Pool/Tennis

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old Florida Charm - Sleeps 12

Enjoy the best of Florida's Forgotten Coast at our Gulf to Bay retreat!

This spacious waterfront home on our beautiful white sandy beach features fabulous open plan, gourmet kitchen, six bedrooms, 2.5 baths, air conditioning, 2 working fireplaces, 300' dock for your boating expeditions, swimming pool for kids of all ages, tennis court, and a large deck for sipping refreshing sunset drinks after days spent enjoying the beautiful and unspoiled Alligator Point beaches.

Withers Beach has been completely renovated and updated for Summer 2017 with new furniture, bedding, linens, décor and accessories. Adjacent properties are also available for larger groups, family reunions and corporate retreats/events.

Alligator Point is a family-friendly beach community just one hour south of Tallahassee on Florida's forgotten coast. Explore nearby state parks including Bald Point State Park, Wakulla Springs State Park, St. George Island State Park.

More Details

Owner
Barbara Withers
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MASTER BATH - toilet , shower , bidet
    HALL BATH - toilet , combination tub/shower , CONTAINS LAUNDRY AS WELL
    HALF-BATH DOWNSTAIRS - toilet
    OUTDOOR SHOWER - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king , HAS WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE
    UPSTAIRS BEDROOM-2 - 2 twin/ single , BRIGHT AIRY ROOM WITH VIEWS!
    Bedroom 3-DOWN - 2 twin/ single , COZY DOWNSTAIRS ROOM
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , COZY DOWNSTAIRS ROOM
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , COZY DOWNSTAIRS ROOM
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , COZY DOWNSTAIRS ROOM
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Escape the ordinary to "Florida's Forgotten Coast." Scenic, Hi Withers Heights is a wonderful old Florida style beach house with 6 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths.. An optional 2nd home is also for rent "The Pool House" 3BR/2BA.(*Ask Owner for details) Our retreat offers pool, private tennis court, private 300' dock on bay side of road for fishing, boating, and the Alligator Point Marina (Fuel and Boat Launch) .1 Mile away. Historic Apalachicola is a beautiful 40 min. drive on scenic Coastal 98. Grocery store in Panacea (15 minutes) and Carrabelle (20 minutes). Alligator Point is home to Bald Point State Park, cool Wakulla Springs is a 30 minute drive. (the world's largest natural spring!). Sunset on the beach are amazing, surf fishing, swimming and shelling, we have it all! It's truly a paradise on quiet Alligator Point, FL!

Reviews

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Withers Beach - Gulf to Bay - 6 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths/Dock/Pool/Tennis
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
Birmingham AL
4

Rustic beach house

  • 4 of 5

Pleasant and quiet location. Home was spacious and had some updates. We enjoyed our time there including the tennis court and access to the bay pier. Photos on site could use updating as beach isn't viewable on main level except from dining area due to tall vegetation. Go for the fishing and quiet but the not so much for Gulf swimming which is akin to the Atlantic. Damage deposit was returned a week after departure and the owner was very helpful throughout.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We designed Withers Heights so there is a view of the Gulf of Mexico or the Bay from every vantage point. The wrap around porch and front deck overlook the Gulf as well. We generally have kept the natural vegetation including sea oats, wild flowers and many pine trees and palm trees some of which we will cut back to enhance the view. The white sandy beach and Gulf waters change somewhat with the seasons - the waters are usually great for swimming and excellent for young children - who really enjoy building sand castles and finding all kinds of interesting shells.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Great views of the ocean and the bay side.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had great expectations for this property and were not at all disappointed. There is so much room in the common areas of the house that it seemed we had fewer people staying there than actually did. One of our fellow guests is a hobbiest chef and he commented on how well stocked the kitchen was with utensils, pots, etc. A charcoal grill, gas grill and fire pit grill were right next to the tennis court, so it is well prepared if you cook your own meals. And speaking of the tennis court, we had a great time using that even though few of our crew ever play the game. We have stayed at quite a few houses on Alligator Point and this is by far the best yet, and should remain that because I do not think we will be renting any house other than this one on our future trips to Alligator Point. We are already planning our return to Withers Beach House next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your very nice review. We are finding that most of our guests are return visitors - usually families needing the 6 bedrooms and spacious entertaining space. One of my 4 sons is a Certified Executive Chef and he helped me plan the kitchen- he'll be happy to know of your kind comments in that regard. Thanks for coming to Withers Beach and we look forward to your return visit.
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5

Awesome place for beach vacation with a big family

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at your place and this review is late but I thought I have to say what a perfect place to be. The location is perfect. The house is nice, rustic and warm. It could not be better. The kitchen is well stock with all the utensils you can possibly need. Do not bring anything else but food to cook or bake.

The bathroom are well stocked with towels!

The little pool was great for the one little kid we brought. The beach is right there.

We are definitely coming back next year.

Thanks for letting us rent you house.

Martin, Gallup and Phillips family.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacaville
5

Best Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

Barbara...thank you so much. We loved the place. Kitchen had every pot and pan ever needed to include huge seafood steamer. Place was rustic and Charming especially nice for beach house so we could enjoy without fear of kids (5, 6 and 7) breaking expensive stuff...of course nothing was broken. We also rented pool house for the extra room...sleeping porch leaked a tiny bit but no problem. Lots of towels and linens in both. Tons of dishes. Almost private beach with walkway to and outdoor shower. We saw some dolphins swimming...bonus. bought jumbo shrimp to cook at My Way seafood place.. super good price. Bring everything u need from Tallahassee or closest grocery store is in Panacea. This place was so nice we might come back even though we all now live in Denver!!! Thank you again so much. The most reasonably priced and great Beach House ever.....not 5 star for 5 star snobs but 10 star for everyday people who want the beach, stars, views, fishing, seclusion and a great kitchen to cook fantastic feasts. We also cleaned/tidied up the countertop ice maker as it needed some loving!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
5

The Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

I work for a non-profit organization in Arkansas, and was looking for a relaxing place to take our staff and young adult volunteers to take a week off, disconnect and enjoy each other and a beautiful place. We found the perfect fit!

The house was large enough to house our group, as well as accommodating enough to comfortably seat everyone for meals and give people quiet corners where they could curl up and read a book.

The close beach access was a huge win for us because we could spend as much time outside as we wanted, with access to the house within a stone's throw distance for food and A/C.

The kitchen was big and well-suited for cooking for large groups. We ate some wonderful meals with some wonderful views of the ocean!

I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most people find plenty to do at Withers Beach enjoying the beach, the dock, tennis court, swimming pool, cozy corners for conversations and afternoon naps. Across the bridge (15 minutes) there is a small grocery store, fresh seafood markets, Angelo's Seafood Restaurant, Posey's Steam Room and Dockside restaurants, 2 liquor stores, marine supply stores and gas stations. Be sure to check out the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea and no trip to the forgotten coast is complete without a jungle cruise and a swim at Wakulla Springs (Ed Ball State Park) or a day kayaking the unspoiled coastlines of the Forgotten Coast or the pristine nearby rivers. At Alligator Point Yacht Basin you can launch your boat or you can use one of 3 free boat ramps nearby.

A half an hour to Crawfordville and you have restaurants, Super Wal-Mart, all kinds of stores and shops. An hour away is Apalachicola, perhaps the most charming small Gulf town in the State with charming shops and great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by deposit. Cancellation of reservation in less than 60 days on weekly rentals and less than 15 days on nightly rentals will be subject to forfeiture of deposit. Minimum 3 night stay on nightly rentals. ALL Check in Times are 4:00PM. ALL Check Out times are 9:30AM. Entire Security Deposit will be kept for any pet damage, missing linens, or furnishings. (a 2 - 3 hour shopping trip to Tallahassee to replace these items is worth a lot! Be Kind - Leave it Like you found it!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.