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fincher smith

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Beautiful St. Teresa Beach House

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The top unit of a Tri-plex on beautiful and secluded St. Teresa Beach--I just started renting a second unit which is down stairs--the first 5 photo's is the up stairs unit and the other photos are the down--if you want privacy come down and visit--no tourists--no hotels--no fast foods--just the real deal like ol Florida used to be--the nearest store is 8 miles away and the nearest town of Panacea is another 4 miles.

Alligator Point, Carrabelle, Dog Island, St. George Island, and Apalachicola are all within an hour's drive of this recently redone 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath beach house with an extra large front porch, outside shower, and deck.

The Ochlocknee River State Park, FSU Marine Lab, Wakulla Srings State Park and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are all close by with a top notch golf course, St. James Bay only minutes from the house.

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  • non smoking only
fincher smith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Beautiful St. Teresa Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet place to spend some family time on the beach. We found this home and decided to give it a try after reading others' reviews and doing a little research on the area. St. Teresa is a tiny place and definitely "off the map" as far as the normal hustle and bustle goes. Once we arrived we made a trip to the grocery store (a must) and, other than a short break to Apalachicola, didn't leave during our vacation. We found everything to be as was advertised and just as others have stated in their reviews. The owner has thought of everything and goes out of his way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. High on our list . . . we really enjoyed the beach at low tide. Be sure to read tidal charts and explore the shallow waters for crabs and other creatures, but be on the lookout for stingrays and jellyfish. We saw a few but avoided them with a little care. We were fortunate enough to see Manatees (very rare) and dolphins during our stay. Our thanks goes out to the owner for sharing his home. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee Florida

More than just a vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this house earlier this year and it was beyond perfect. The pictures do not do the view from the porch justice. We had an amazing time and it was just what we needed. If you have a boat this is the place to stay. There are several close boat ramps in the area, and anchoring in front of the house is a breeze with no need to take the boat out every night. The inshore fishing here is some of the best the panhandle has offer, and is only a 5 minute boat ride from the house in either direction. If you happen to see another person on the beach during your stay you will be greeted with a smile and a friendly face. Can’t say enough about the owner extremely helpful and treats you like family. We will surely be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect, but dont tell TOO many people.....

  • 5 of 5

I really wish I could rate this place/our stay 1 star, only with the hopes that it would deter people from staying here so that we could have it to ourselves in the future. However the owner is way too nice and our stay was absolutely perfect. My wife and I are already looking at our summer calendar and trying to find a way to make it back down here. I will be trying to stay here from now on, everything was perfect and the owner couldnt have been better. Best vacation we have had in a while!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a relaxing vacation from the little ones...and boy did we find that here! It was one of the BEST vacations we've ever had. We only saw 6 people the whole time we were there. I layed out on the deck on the beach most days while my husband rested on the screened-in porch. The owner was great and very helpful...we felt like we had been old friends! We will definitely be staying here again (and again and again and again....)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa and Maryville Tenn.

Sandy-- Maryville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida Was there May 20 - 25 2011

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable piece of heaven! We didn't know a place like this still existed. You have a long stretch of beach with beautiful sand bars here and there at low tide. Dolphins swim near the shore and we saw boaters jump out of their boats to swim with them. Private homes up and down the beach are lined with trees and grass!!!!!! The spacious porch is a dream! Lots of space and views that are magic. Haven't even gotten to the house itself. The place is classy and clean. I loved everything about it. The owner is more than kind. This was our second time there and won't be our last. Go while we still have this sanctuary. We are fortunate the owner is willing to share this.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed and Refreshed

  • 5 of 5

I had to force myself to not be selfish and go ahead and reveal this treasure to others. I had wanted to keep it a secret... Nowhere can you find a calm, peaceful, private beach with beautiful trees and vegetation in a neighborhood of residents whose families have lived there for generations. It is a treasure of beauty and serenity, nothing like the stark, crowded, noisy beaches elsewhere in the panhandle. The beach is clean and white-sanded, and the water is shallow so that walking, wading, and skimboarding are possible and children are safe. Deeper water is also accessible for any ocean activity. Families and beloved, friendly dogs trickle by, and the tides bring an ever-changing landscape. The house is nestled in the cool trees but steps from the Tiki Hut and sand. It is decorated beautifully, with everything you need, and is very comfortable. Perfect for me is the gigantic sleeping porch that stretches across the back and due to its being on the second level, gives you an expansive view, including dolphins every day. I have never napped better! The owner is someone you would like to have as a life-long friend, very kind and gregarious. All will love this place; just don't book it when I have the fortune to go there! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

St Teresa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 25 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $80

I don't take credit cards only bank drafts or checks

A 25% deposit when booked and the balance paid 15 days before check in----A CANCELLATION FEE OF $50 WILL BE CHARGED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL

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Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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