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5 STAR reviews since 2009

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'A Shore Thing' is located on the serene and beautiful peninsula known as Alligator Point (named for its shape, not it's inhabitants). The house was built in 2008 and is adjacent to the boardwalk beach access. This home is finished throughout with custom details and furnishings; 100 year old reclaimed oak floors, copper and vintage lighting, travertine bathroom floors and counter tops, cypress beams and soaring 24 ft ceilings in the great room......all of these touches promise the warmest and most comfortable of vacation spots for your family.

The master suite is on the main level with a large walk-in travertine and glass shower and a 9 ft double vanity. French doors lead to a huge screened porch with teak furnished dining and living areas where you can relax and enjoy the sites and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico.

Also on the main level you'll find the second bedroom with twin beds and a video library contained in a built-in entertainment center. Across the hall is a full bath with travertine and glass shower/tub and an antique vanity. The queen bedroom boasts an iron bed and a cozy toddler bed. The half bath across the hall has a beautiful old elm armoire containing a vessel sink and storage. All bedrooms have upgraded mattresses and custom linens.

The Loft is easily accessible. It is a spacious area to watch movies or play games. With whimsical cedar shake accents, You'll find it to be one of your favorite spots in the house.

Below the house you'll find ample parking, a sink for cleaning fish and a refreshing outdoor shower.

Alligator Point has a full service marina with snack bar. Bald Point State Park is only minutes away with a multitude of land and water activities. Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along North Florida's Gulf Coast can be found in this park, so bring your bikes and binoculars.

St. James Bay Golf Course is located 20 minutes south on U.S. 98. It is a perfectly manicured 18 hole championship course with casual and fine dining at The Crooked River Grille.

Be sure to visit historic Apalachicola, 52 miles south, where you will find an eclectic and trendy mix of waterfront shops, restaurants, galleries and more.

There are restaurants and stores within a 30 minute radius.

So relax and rejuvenate. You can't go wrong with 'A Shore Thing'

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More Details

Property Manager
Janine Thomas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Why Janine Thomas chose Alligator Point

Alligator Point is a community like no other with its uncrowded beaches and naturally preserved beauty.

Guestbook comments from the manager

WOW!!! What a beautiful home!!! I thought this vacation would be great but the uniqueness and decorating style and warmth of this home was beyond my wildest dreams.

Let me see if I can remember all the wildlife: Dolphins galore!!! White squirells, cranes, pelicans, sea gulls, sea turtles etc.


Thank-you for your generous hospitality 1000 times over.
Oct 2010
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Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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5 STAR reviews since 2009
average rating of 4.904762 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful house. Very clean and updated

  • 5 of 5

We lived on the very large screened porch. It was our morning coffee spot to start the day and our evening cocktail spot to end the day. This house is all custom right down to the art work. But you can be at ease to kick up your feet anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart, Florida

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at A Shore Thing, and it was just as great as our prior experience. It has everything you need, is well maintained, and is just a few steps away from the beach. The owners are super accommodating and make the transition seamless. Highly recommend this house for the perfect, quiet beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tara, Ontario, Canada

A wonderful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

I think we have spent more time in this house than anyone, including the owner. We were very happy residents here for two and a half months this past winter--our fifth winter at Alligator Point. This is a very well built, comfortable home in a quiet and private setting. Quality is evident throughout and it is exactly as advertised. Best features? Difficult to choose, but the master bedroom suite and the screened porch are standouts. The porch is exceptionally well furnished and is a great place for an quiet read and a nap, or for a party. It is quite possibly the best porch at the Point.

Also a standout is the owner, Janine, who is easily reached and prompt to deal with queries.

We will be back here next winter.........we need more porch time.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Florida Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at A Shore Thing during July 2013. Our family of six (children aged 17, 13, 7, and 3) was blown away upon arrival. The house is gorgeous and spacious. I really appreciated that the house was decorated and had character, but I didn't have to worry about my younger children breaking anything because there is just the right amount of kid safe decor! Really, the pictures don't do it justice. In the past we have stayed in two bedroom condos. Never again! We loved how peaceful and quiet the area is and how spacious the home is. We had enough room to spread out and have quiet time, and when we all wanted to be together the open family room, kitchen and dining area was perfect!

Since we drove all the way from Kentucky and space was tight, I really appreciated not having to take ANYTHING beach related. Janine has it all: chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, blankets, fishing equipment, carts, etc. It was awesome! As for the beach itself, it is just a short walk, maybe two to three minutes, and we could see the waves from the porch- just like the photo. The beach was quiet and the sand was white. We found shells and a live starfish.

While in the are we enjoyed visiting Wakula Springs, Bald Point, and St. George Island was less than hour and so much fun! It was neat to drive along the Forgotten Coast- saw many dolphins! We also ate at Posey's for lunch one day and liked it!

Janine was very helpful, answered my many questions, and kindly shipped a few left items;) She is awesome and a genius decorator as far as we can tell!

Overall, my kids said this was their favorite vacation to Florida. We want to return and we would not stay anywhere but A Shore Thing!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Beacher!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4 yr old son and I just spend 10 amazing days at "A Shore Thing"! We couldn't have been more pleased. The home is emasculate, cozy, well appointed and beautifully decorated. No, it is not directly on the beach, but you couldn't be any closer. FYI, even beachfront homes come with a short walk. Janine (the owner) was fantastic! She responded to my inquiries immediately and returned by deposit promptly. The home has all you need....paper products, w/d with detergent, charcoal, beach toys, etc. Bring your own personal toiletries and don't forget to get your food in's a 20 min drive into Crawfordville to Walmart. We cooked at home every night! It was quiet and safe! We went to the beach every day and saw tons of dolphins so close you thought you could touch them. There are other properties that are beachfront for rent, but they are not nearly as luxurious! I chose this one for that specific reason. You will not be sorry. There is even a wagon, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, etc. to make your short 2 minute walk to the beach a breeze. The beach is like your own like bit of paradise....totally secluded. Don't forget bug spray....the sand flies are awful! Also, if you want music, bring a radio or IPOD doc. Other than that, you are set. We will return again to Alligator Point and would stay nowhere else!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Done with Taste"

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is done with such taste and thoughts to details. From the comfortable beds and bedding to ease of use of the kitchen. The home has everything you will need other than the food, wine and BUTLER. The large screen porch allowing you to sit in peace and quiet while over looking the wildlife. I spent the last week before school started for my son. It was so peaceful on the porch while my son entertained by the white squirrels running around. He had more fun pretend building them a home and watching to see if the found the food he left in there newly built home. We would sit on the porch at night waiting to hear or see a bear. We never got our eyes on a bear but we had more fun thinking we might. I want to thank Janine for sharing her home with me for the month. Yes, I got to stay for a month and it made the weekends even more pleasurable knowing, I was heading back down to the beach to such a beautiful and well thought out home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All other fees included $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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