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Pirate Point in Shell Point ... Bay Front, Large Boat Dock, WiFi, Pool, Porch

Wakulla County, FL, USA
  • Mobile Home1612 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8

Pirate Point, Shell Point, FL

Only minutes from the Apalachee Bay and spectacular fishing, our comfortable 4-bedroom vacation home in Shell Point, Florida (30 miles south of Tallahassee) is located in gated Paradise Village of Shell Point, which has a community swimming pool and tennis court, and a public beach within walking distance. Right out our back door is a large boat dock (room for 3 boats) located on a point, overlooking the bay. The boat launch is conveniently located nearby. This is the view that everyone else in Paradise Village is jealous of! Any time of the day, you can kick back on the porch and watch the boats come and go ... or enjoy nature at its best, with blue herons, pelicans, white egrets, and dolphins. If you are any early bird, you can enjoy watching the sun come up over Live Oak Island from the living area, master bedroom, or the screened-in porch. To catch sunset, you can go to Shell Point Beach and be in awe as the sky is painted with a different variation of colors each night. This is truly a relaxing paradise!

Fishing: For the fisherman, the fishing is as good as it gets and there is an assortment of USCG licensed captains that will be more than willing to book a charter and take you out into the bay for a fishing experience that you will never forget. We have year round fishing, with different species here at different times. Trout and redfish are the most sought after fish and can be caught all year long. Tarpon are here from June till August, and cobia will show up in the early spring as the water warms and will stay until fall. Other fish that may be caught on the flats are Spanish Mackerel, blue fish, sheepshead, flounder, ladyfish and a numerous variety of sharks to 250 pounds. Many prefer to head out for deeper waters to catch grouper and snapper.

Golf: For the golfer, Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone 850-926-4653

Tennis: For the tennis buff, there are 6 lighted tennis courts across the street from the golf course at Wakulla High School on Hwy. 98 in Medart. Paradise Village also has a tennis court.

Biking: Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail stretches about 20.5 miles from Tallahassee south to St. Marks. Longleaf pine and forests of oak, wax myrtle and yaupon holly nicely shade the route. The trail is wide and smooth, with occasional restrooms and benches along the rural stretches.

Hiking: There are many nature trails to choose from, along with some paved trails. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and all of the state parks have hiking trails. Be sure to take bug spray, unless you are hiking in the wintertime. Nearby state parks include Wakulla Springs, Bald Point, San Marcos de Apalache, and Ochlockonee River.

Birding & Wildlife: If you have come looking for the call of the wild, then you come to the right place. With vast acres of undeveloped lands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, our natural areas support an unbelievable abundance of wildlife with verified counts of over 300 species of migratory and nesting birds; 52 species of mammals such as the West Indian manatee and Florida black bear; 40 species of amphibians, and 65 species of reptiles.

Windsurfing: Shell Point is also great place for windsurfing and hosts several Regattas each year.

Restaurants: For those who enjoy great seafood, Angelo's in Panacea (20 minutes away) is one of the finest renowned seafood restaurants anywhere - located right on the water. Nearby Spring Creek Restaurant (less than 10 minutes away) also boasts delicious seafood, including soft shell crab, along with a casual down-home atmosphere. Mad Anthony’s Waterfront Grille located on Dickerson Bay at the Rock Landing Marina in Panacea, FL offers some unique seafood dishes, craft beers, with tiki bar dining by the bay. Riverside Café in St. Marks and Ouzts Too in Newport have great food and often have weekend live entertainment. There are many other wonderful restaurants in our area. If you decide to rent with us, we will send you a list of all of the nearby restaurants, along with our personal rating on each one.

Wakulla Springs (10 miles away): Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, is only 10 minutes away. Wakulla Springs was the site for filming the early Tarzan movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Airport 77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of water fowl, fish, turtles, snakes, and deer, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. They also have a swimming area, with a diving platform. Kids love it and you will, too. The water stays the same temperature all year round. It's very refreshing in the heat of the summertime.

Lighthouses & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (15 minutes away), which features the St. Marks Lighthouse, offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. There are 3 other lighthouses along our Forgotten Coast --- Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, St. George Island Lighthouse on St. George Island and Cape San Blas Lighthouse in Port St. Joe.

Beaches: For the beach enthusiast, nearby beaches include St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park and St. George's Island, which are regularly voted into the top ten beaches in the world (an hour to an hour and a half drive). Shell Point Beach is about a block and a half from Pirate Point. It is a very, very small beach located on the bay, which means that the only waves that you will see will be on a very windy day. It doesn't compare to the other two beaches mentioned earlier, but it is very convenient and a great place to kick back and enjoy the abundant wildlife in and surrounding the bay, along with breathtaking sunsets. Other nearby beaches include Mashes Sands Beach (which has a fishing pier), Alligator Point Beach (25 miles) and Carrabelle Beach (40 miles).

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: For a close-up, hands-on examination of marine life, check out Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, which is 20 minutes away.

Tallahassee Museum: The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science is about 30 minutes away, and offers a look at Florida’s wildlife in a natural setting.

Maclay Gardens: Maclay Gardens is located on Thomasville Road in Tallahassee (40 miles away). A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.

Tallahassee & Shopping: Only 30 minutes from Shell Point, Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city – malls restaurants, museums, parks, airport – and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). Other, more unique shopping can be found at Apalachicola, which is about an hour drive.

*** Sorry, we do not rent to anyone under that age of 25 ***

Property Manager

Deborah Word

Member Since 2002
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Calendar last updated:
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About Deborah Word

My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell Point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchased two canal front vacation rental homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes for future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us. Several years later, I started handling vacation rental reservations for a few other property owners in the surrounding area. I currently manage five rentals in Shell Point, two in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Guest Bedroom 1
        1 double, 24 in. flat screen TV
      • Guest Bedroom 2
        1 double, 24 flat screen TV
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 32 in. flat screen TV
      • Twin Bedroom
        1 twin/ single
      • Rollaway Twin
        1 twin/ single
      • 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Master
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Guest

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Waterfront
            Property faces the Apalachee Bay


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Bar seating for 4 in the kitchen, table for 4 on the screened-in porch.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    39 in. TV in den, 32 in. TV in master bedroom, 24 in. TV's in 2 bedrooms with double beds. No TV in twin bedroom
                                  • VCR


                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane and Charcoal
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Tennis Court


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool


                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • We offer approximately 1612 sq. ft. of spacious living quarters, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen, and a large screened-in porch that stretches across the bay side. The family room is a large open space and is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 34' TV and bar seating. Our accommodations will sleep 7-8 people comfortably, and consist of a king size bed, 2 double size beds, 1 twin bed - each is in a separate bedroom ... 3 bedrooms have TV's. Perfect for any size family or a bunch of guys who just want to fish.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    17 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Guestbook Comment

                                                                    Phillip_HAC102383Lawrenceville, GA

                                                                    Our stay at Pirate Point was abreath of fresh air in a totally new fishing spot. The atmosphere was perfect and our charter tour guide picked us up right fomr the dock. It's the perfect spot for a family with all of the amenities. We plan on visiting again soon. Thank you

                                                                    Peaceful and cheerful

                                                                    Todd T.

                                                                    We enjoyed the peaceful and cheerful property. The backyard is private with a beautiful view out to the gulf and lots of room for our kids to play.

                                                                    Nice place... but a few shortcomings

                                                                    Kevin S.

                                                                    As advertised, this property has the best sunrise view in the small community of Shell Point Beach. There is a nice lawn and dock, and the house is surrounded by water on three sides.

                                                                    Despite some bad weather, our stay was enjoyable and the price was very affordable for a house that sleeps eight. The beds were comfy and the house was reasonably clean. The decor was not fancy, but certainly functional and fun.

                                                                    On the downside, the house is dated and needs some updates. The dishwasher didn't work for us, the hodge podge of pots and pans were old and scratched, and there was a faint smell of mold upon first entering.

                                                                    If you're not fussy, or looking for a cheap guys fishing getaway this is a great option!... but if it's for a nicer family or couples getaway, the ladies might be disappointed.

                                                                    BTW, it's also a good 45 minutes from Tallahassee if you're planning to commute there for any reason, including groceries.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Pirate Point and were able to take in the serene beauty of our location. We are sorry that the dishwasher was not working for your group. It appears that the plumber that installed our new kitchen sink forgot to turn the water back on that goes to the dishwasher. The problem has been solved. Please note that groceries can be purchased at Winn Dixie or Super WalMart in Crawfordville, which is 15 miles away. There is no need to drive into Tallahassee just for groceries. However, if your preference is Publix, there is a store on the south side of Tallahassee, which is 23 miles from Pirate Point. With our winter maintenance overhaul, we are excited about the next season for Pirate Point and all it’s wonderful guests like yourself.

                                                                    Mini-family reunion suited us so Well! Relaxing sunsets, beautiful sunrises, easy fishing. Great!

                                                                    Noel L.Casselberry, Florida

                                                                    Boys fished from sun up to sun down. Great location to attend Grandma's 80th surprise birthday party in Crawfordville. Comfy living area. We enjoyed a make-shift Thanksgiving Dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We'd love to visit again. Wonderful place. Easy transitioning. Nice neighbors. Friendly community.

                                                                    Great view and quiet!

                                                                    amanda c.

                                                                    My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary getaway! Gorgeous views and we enjoyed the peace and quiet!

                                                                    loved Shell Point!!

                                                                    stephanie w.

                                                                    Pirate Point was a nice home with a beautiful view. Sadly it rained so we could not scallop :(. The house was clean and tidy. The neighborhood is awesome!!! Pool was great!! Beach was a lot fun. Bring bug spray for the no-see-um's!!! We will definitely stay here again !!


                                                                    Wakulla County, FL, USA

                                                                    Shell Point is a small, quiet community located in Wakulla County, one of Florida's best-kept secrets and part of Florida's forgotten coast. Besides offering the best flats fishing anywhere, it's ideal for sightseeing and photography. It is located between St. Marks and Panacea, and is only 30 miles south of Tallahassee (Florida's capital). Tallahassee has all of the conveniences of a big city - malls, restaurants, museums, parks, airport - and is well known for being the home of Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). If you are interested in fishing (trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, tarpon, cobia, flounder, grouper, black bass ... it's saltwater fishing, so the list goes on), boating, or ... if you just want to escape to a relaxing, laid back paradise; yet, be able to venture into the city on a whim, this is the perfect location for you. Other Activities: Swimming, bird watching, river boat tours Golf: Wildwood Country Club is a beautiful public golf course located on Hwy. 98 in Medart (less than 10 minute drive). Telephone 850-926-4653.

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                                                                    17 Reviews
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