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Anchor Lodge, Where Family Traditions Are Born...

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Anchor Lodge located on the Southwest cape of Alligator Point, was built in the 1950's to escape from South Georgia to the soothing Gulf breezes. Currently, the fourth-generation of the owners are enjoying family reunions to the Point. The 3 bedroom house is on one level which is ideal for retirees, and children. Oak trees line the yard while the terrace with 50% shade allows for some great 'therapeutic' time to relax. There are no hotels, bars, and other tourist attractions to disturb you. It's kind of like being in the country at the beach!

Anchor Lodge has 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen & 1 Full) with sleeping room in the living room on 2 futons and 1 convertible bed.

There are 2 full bathrooms, one with a shower/tub the other with standing shower. However, most of our guests prefer to bathe in the outdoor shower on the back deck, especially after a long day on the beach.

The stocked kitchen offers a variety of cooking supplies to create a culinary masterpiece. A large dining table that seats eight comfortably and a breakfast bar with room for three, offer seating for larger parties.

There is also a washer and dryer in the pump house on the back deck that also holds a variety of beach chairs and toys.

The beach side patio is a favorite for lounging in 50% shade, taking a afternoon cat nap in the hammock, or watching a beautiful Gulf sunset. Stairs from the patio lead to a private walk to the beach. They are easy to access and allow for quick dips in the ocean, especially at low tide when the sand bar is out. After dark sea turtle safe patio lights allow for a continued outdoor experience, but we suggest taking some time in the dark to count shooting stars!

Alligator Point is on of the few dog friendly beaches on the Gulf Coast allowing for your K-9 friend to enjoy all the beach has to offer. Please observe local leash laws with all pets. Pets are allowed with a deposit.


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Lisa Oliver
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Lisa Oliver

My name is Lewis Oliver, my parents built Anchor Lodge in 1955 as a summer home to escape from the South Georgia heat. I grew up spending many summer days at Alligator Point with my family. Now my own children and grandchildren have gotten the chance to experience Alligator Point as well.

Lisa Oliver purchased this house in 1955

Why Lisa Oliver chose Florida Panhandle

My parents chose Alligator Point because it was a very small private beach located close to our home.

What makes this house unique

The small, family oriented beach allows for a beach experience that is unique and will last a lifetime.


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ground level house, easy in and out access, outside hot/cold shower.


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Anchor Lodge, Where Family Traditions Are Born...
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Paradise - for all those who look for a cosy, quite place to relax and enjoy nature

  • 5 of 5

For us the best house on Alligator point! We were looking for a beachfront house in an area where we could explore the old Florida with its nature. We are a family of 4, the kids being 10 &9 yrs and we all liked it so much, that we extended our stay.

The house is very close to the beach: the sea can be seen and heard from the house and is easily accessible over a wooden deck. The Lounge with the hammock is a great place to observe dolphins and enjoy a sun-downer. The house itself is clean, well equipped and functional. The owner (Lisa) was very helpful e.g. to point out special events in the area which we would have missed otherwise. We felt privileged to be able to stay in this house with a lot of Family tradition. It could well be that our family tradition on Alligator point just has started...

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cozy, quiet house with the beach as your backyard!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with everything we needed for a week away at the beach. The house is super cute and feels like home. So nice that our boys could just run out to the beach when they were ready too! It's like having the ocean for a backyard instead of a cornfield!! We saw dolphins almost every day and got lots of beautiful shells. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, it was everything we were hoping for! The beach was great, and having the boardwalk from the house to the beach was perfect with younger kids. We loved the open living area, it was big enough to let both of our kids have their own space as well as the adults. The kitchen had everything we needed, which was wonderful. The bedrooms were nice, had comfortable beds. Bathrooms also worked well with 2 young kids. Great location on the beach, loved being able to lounge in the hammock at night too. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchor Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. View is amazing, place was spacious and very clean. My dog loved being there also. Can't say enough about this wonderful place that had the best stocked kitchen I have ever seen.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this beach house and especially the cabana! We watched a lot of dolphins and the highlight was standing on beach and dolphins coming to shore fishing! It was shocking to see that fin coming so fast towards me then spin a circle,splash, and head back out! Property was on quiet street with a handful of people on beach daily. King bed was so comfortable! Kitchen had everything you would need! The bonus was a gas grill for cooking fresh grouper from the My Way fish market. Usually, we only find charcoal grills avail at rentals.Very clean place!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Anchor Lodge provided the much needed break from the 'real world' that this family needed. The house oozes with old Florida history. We really felt like part of the family. House has a great ac unit and an endless supply of hot water (which is nice when everyone comes in from the beach at the same time). The kitchen is rustic, but fully stocked with great cookware and appliances. Everything is very neat and clean. Owners were very nice and even left us some veggies from their own garden! If you are looking for a getaway from it all - this is the place to be. Saw very few other people this week, but lots of sea life including sand dollars, starfish, hemit crabs and dolphins. I highly recommend Anchor Lodge for families with small to teenage children. We especially loved the wooden decked walkway to the beach and the hammock area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41.6 Miles
Tallahasee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
End of the World Oasis
Nearest Golf
18.1 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
End of the World Oasis
Nearest Beach
Alligator Point Beach
Car: necessary

Alligator Point is a very secluded beach that offers a very close experience to nature. Chartered fishing options are available at the Alligator Point Yacht Basin and the Rocklanding Marina in Panacea. A short drive to Apalachicola offers great antique shops and shopping. Amazing golfing is offered less than 20 miles away at St. James Bay Golf Course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

March-Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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