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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Spotted Grouper is a delightful Old Florida beach bungalow surrounded by twisted Sand Live Oaks. We are located on Bald Point near Panacea, Florida in a small, quiet beach neighborhood along the Forgotten Coast, surrounded by Bald Point State Park.

The house is 100 yards from the Gulf- to get there just walk down Grouper Street to the water, or use the boardwalk behind the house - there are no streets to cross. The fishing is fantastic, as are the local restaurants and seafood markets.

We are located 45 miles south of Tallahassee, 340 miles due south of Atlanta. The Spotted Grouper sleeps 4 with 1 queen bed and 1 double bed. Sheets and towels are provided.

Note that the Spotted Grouper is 'self-cleaning', ie our guests clean the house themselves on departure. All supplies are provided, as is a cleaning checklist.

Recent updates: Pine floors, new carpet, internet.

Keywords: House

More Details

Joel Whitworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Joel Whitworth

Joel and Allise Whitworth.

Joel Whitworth purchased this house in 2001


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parking for boats or campers.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

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The Spotted Grouper - Old Florida Beach Bungalow
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

A delightful cottage with every necessity and lots of bonuses

  • 4 of 5

We loved the floor plan, also the remote location away from traffic and crowds. We only cooked breakfast and one pizza, so dishwashing wasn't a factor. Everything worked - Tv, fans, laundry equipment. Beds slept well. The internet connection was a bit slow at times. The wife likes to take baths so I brought a plastic chair to place in the shower for her. Our biggest disappointment was not seeing a bear, although we heard something attacking a trash can a couple of houses away one night. Both our handwritings suck, so we didn't sign the guest book. Instead, I left a list of bird species found in the area.

Jud Johnston

Waynesboro, TN

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Spotted Grouper was perfect in every way. We loved the location, the beach is a living beach, full of discoveries for our 7-year old daughter - from birds to dolphins to crabs (blue, hermit, ghost) to jumping fish and sting rays and jelly fish. Beautiful sunrises, quiet, and no one around. We stayed for 7 nights and spent most mornings on the beach, and explored the area in some afternoons. St. Georges' island, Apalachicola, the Bald Point state park, and Panacea are definitely worth exploring. St. George's state park has amazing beaches - blue clear water, few people, bigger waves (but no crabs - so, being able to spend some time on both beaches was perfect). We got fresh seafood at both places recommended by the owners in Panacea and had some amazing dinners cooked at the house. Our daughter has been asking us when we are going to go back and we hope it will be soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite place!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location- feel right at home- super helpful and friendly owners. Been 4 years in a row and will continue to come back

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to enjoy nature, the ocean and quiet surroundings. The home has everything you need and more! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a great one. The local area offers great scenery and good seafood at the restaurants. Everyone in the area was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. We would certainly visit this home again and hope to do so.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage. Nice relaxing walks on beach.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, slow paced, area. Beautiful sunrises, sunsets. Fishing from the shore can prove bountiful. Watching local fisherman cast nets and seeing crab traps in water illuminates the rich seafood industry.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place. The views of the sunrises in the morning through the big picture window in the living room are the best. The house is perfect at capturing old Florida, beautiful pine floors, lovely kitchen farmhouse sink, beautiful antiques throughout. If your go in the right time of year humming birds linger outside kitchen window. Wildlife everywhere we had a wild hog that passed through, saw a large pod of dolphins second day we where there, and the kids and I followed a stingray around for awhile. This was the most relaxing vacation I have had in a long time thanks to this place, they have thought of everything you need. The beach was never crowded like other places, and if you want to do some freshwater swimming go to Wakulla springs ( 30 minute drive) it is awesome. If you do go make sure and jump off the high dive( brings back much youth). Joel and Allise are the best owners I have had the pleasure of doing business with. Thanks for the self cleaning option (hope we did good job) it helps out . We loved it here so much we stayed and extra night. Thank you Joel and Allise for everything, and for providing such a wonderful place for us to visit. We hope to see you next year.

The Hewitt family,

Chris, Emily, Zeph, and Vianne

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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