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6 Bedroom Beach House with POOL!! Gulf Front with 300' Dock on Bay

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Bedrooms 6
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6 Bedroom Beach House - Comfortably Sleeps 16 in beds

Ship 2 Shore is an extraordinary beach house with a huge brand new in-ground Swimming Pool.

Our home sits directly on the white sandy Gulf beach and we also own the bay lot across the street where we have a 300' dock.

Why choose Ship 2 Shore?

* Location - Location - Location

* West End has Superior Beaches

* Private Pool 27 x 12 w/sports bottom!

* Closest Public Access is miles away

* Uncrowded Beaches

* Elevator

* Beach Level Bathroom

* 2 Kitchens - 1 is Beach Level

* 300' Private Dock to fish/crab from

* Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat daily

* Large Propane BBQ Grill + Charcoal Grill

Expansive water views from every room in the home, including all of the 6 bedrooms.

Our spectacular home was recently remodeled and redecorated, with an eye to creating a casual seaside atmosphere. Located in the exclusive section of The Point where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Bay, this is one of the few homes privileged to have the pristine sand beaches of the Gulf in the backyard and the crystal blue waters of the Bay in the front yard.

Perfect for any occasion, this extra-special, two story beach house boasts 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, and breathtaking views of the Gulf and Bay from every room.

We are proud that everyone refers to our home, as the nicest beach house on The Point.

4 sets of french doors open to the gulf, immaculate heart pine floors throughout. Hotel quality linens and down pillows on every bed. Memory foam mattresses. Not a detail was overlooked.

It's a very special place.....

Our 4800sf home lays out as follows:


Master bedroom (captains quarters) has a king bed, private bath, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with unimaginable gulf frontage and windows with views of the bay. Fall asleep listening the the waves lapping on the beach.

Admirals Quarters has a queen bed, french doors which open to the Gulf Porch with the same gulf frontage as the Master, windows with views of the bay.

Skippers Quarters has a queen bed, amazing views of both the gulf and the bay.

Crews Quarters has 2 twin beds, set in bahama style with a custom built table between. Breathtaking views of the gulf and the bay.

Living room has overstuffed down filled furniture, complimented with nautical theme decorations, mosaic glass tile fireplace, sea glass, mahogany ship wheel, oars,etc. Despite the upscale quality of the furnishings and artwork - our home has conquered the challenge of retaining the coveted 'beach house' feel. Very inviting, casual and extremely comfortable.

The dining room is comprised of a heart pine table and 8 chairs. The kitchen bar seats 4. As most meals are served family style, on the Gulf Porch, there is a teak table, which seats 12 comfortably.

The kitchen has everything, pans of every dimension, crab/lobster pots, roasting pans, poultry racks, crock pots, blenders, cast iron skillets, warming trays, all hand tools and even.....a stick blender. Bosch espresso/cappuccino maker accepts Tassimo pods.

On the Bay side of the house, we have a large covered porch (25'x25') Patio furniture surrounding a marble mosaic table. High end propane grill with convenient fold out stainless prep table.

The Gulf Porch is covered and screened, it is 48' x 12'. Long teak dining table, 5 rocking chairs, a teak couch w/ teak occasional tables, and ..... everyone's favorite.... the 2 person quilted hammock. This porch is everyone's favorite place to hang out.

Just off the Gulf Porch is what we call the 'Sunset Deck'. Some call it the 'Sun Bathing Porch', and my kid's call it the 'Dolphin Watching Porch'. My favorite place to watch the stars at night. For your viewing pleasure, we have a high powered telescope.

Schools of dolphin swim by at least twice per day - and occasionally you will find them swimming around the dock.

We achieved our goal of creating the 'feel' of the downstairs to be ''ole Florida rambling beach house'. It has 2 bedrooms/1 bath, a morning kitchen, a living room and a ping-pong table. It lays out as follows....

The Mermaids Quarters has a Queen size bed and eye level views of the beach.

The Bunk room (Pirates Quarters) has 1 set of bunk beds (2 twins stacked). We built the room so the little tikes in the bunk beds could fall asleep watching the stars.

In the downstairs living room there are 2 brand new queen size sleeper sofas.

The downstairs is beach level :) Designed so that beach-goers can come in and out with ease. The floors are beach proof! (no sand or water worries)

There is a morning kitchen downstairs, with a fridge/ice maker, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, etc.

You can walk right in from the pool or beach grab a beverage, make a cocktail or sandwich, go to the bathroom--- all without going upstairs.

There is yet another covered porch downstairs, with a teak table that seats at least 10, a teak porch swing and a covered sand play area - which is great for when the kids have had too much sun.

Downstairs living room has comfortable seating with cushioned wicker chairs, atop jute carpets.

What key features make our beach house stand out among the others??????

Guests may fish/crab from the 300’ private dock or tie your boat off to the anchor buoy located adjacent to the dock.

Elevator - I learned this lesson when I rented my first beach house. I spent hours lugging suitcases, groceries, coolers, baggage, parents and kids up 2 flights of stairs! With an elevator, just load 'em all in the elevator and press UP!

Boardwalk to Beach - many beach houses just have a beaten path over the dunes, which can be difficult. We have a wide boardwalk directly to the sand - keeping bare feet safe all the way to the beach.

Covered Porches - Expansive covered porches on both watersides of our home are an absolute necessity for a comfortable reprise from the sun.

If you're looking for the 'home away from home' vacation, and you want it to be simple and carefree- our home is for you.

Beach towels, hair dryers in each bathroom, household/laundry products included.

Please know when you are renting one of my homes you don’t have the extra costs or aggravation of renting beach chairs, chaise lounges, umbrellas, beach/pool towels, beach toys, etc.

Our homes all come completely stocked, which saves you time, money, aggravation and suitcase space,,,,,, items such as: shampoo, body wash, laundry products, paper towels, paper products, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, baggies, garbage bags, cleaning products, every spice you could imagine, olive oil, coffee, etc. etc. etc. All you really need to do is, bring your luggage and groceries and alllll the rest is already there.

Make memories of a lifetime at Ship 2 Shore on beautiful Alligator Point!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Linda ODonnell
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Speaks: english
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About Linda ODonnell

Love the Beaches of Franklin County and all of the Forgotten Coast

Linda ODonnell purchased this house in 2007

Why Linda ODonnell chose Florida Panhandle

When the decision was made to purchase a beach house, I drove every beach front property from Shell Point Florida to Gulf Shores Alabama. I chose Alligator Point first and then I chose this home.

The closest public access is several miles down the beach, so there are never any strangers or crowds on our beach. That's important to me.

Uncrowded Beaches - I prefer to hear the dolphins breathing and the seagulls chirping, as opposed to chatter from beach combers.

With the home came an unexpected delightful bonus.... It is the only place on the earth (that I have ever been), where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same porch.

Elevator - No lugging coolers, suitcases, kids and up a flight of stairs.

Ground level kitchen and bathroom - so convenient on beach days.

300' private dock, fish and crab in your own space. Makes loading and unloading the boat an effortless task.

Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat everyday, just tie off at the anchor buoy.

Wooden Boardwalk to the beach

This beach house gives me peace, calms the soul.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much everything. We had a blast. Your location and your beautiful home were PERFECT for our entire family. We have tried for years to find a place that has Beach, Boating, Golfing and Fishing and upscale accommodations. WE'VE FOUND OUR PLACE.

Your home is amazing. We so appreciated how well stocked it is. An absolute paradise you have here.

The Beach is beautiful, miles and miles of white sand. We walked all the way around the point, the nature conservancy, and came back out on the bay side, just in time for a perfect lunch and cocktail at the Tiki Hut.

We rented a boat from Wefings. They were a delight to deal with. Delivered the boat to the house and tied it off at the buoy in the bay. We fished the bay and went out to the gulf. A school of dolphins followed for many miles. It was rad.

We golfed at St. James Bay. This is a very fine golf course, we were quite impressed. Some of us shot our best game ever. We had lunch there which was quite tasty.

Thanks for hooking us up with Mike from St. Marks Outfitters. He speaks quite highly of you BTW :) We kayaking down the Wakulla saw nature at it's fines, crystal clear water made for successful kayak fishing. We had never done that before, and can't wait to do it again.

We chartered a boat for a 1/2 day of deep sea fishing. Caught black grouper, red snapper and sea bass. The crew cleaned and fileted all.

Our family has voted, and it is unanimous - we're doing this every year!

Thanks again!
Aug 2014
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6 Bedroom Beach House with POOL!! Gulf Front with 300' Dock on Bay
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 35 reviews

Truly beautiful in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, every detail considered, from dozens of beach towels to umbrellas to a huge table on the porch so that you can eat outside while looking at the water. My large family was able to spend quality time together without feeling cramped. Perfect.


  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I always enjoy hearing about guests' favorite amenities. We do stock our homes completely from body wash and shampoo in every bathroom to beach towels and everything you would need for a great day at the beach.
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Absolutely Breath Taking!!

  • 5 of 5

Ship 2 Shore is a dream come true! When our family arrived the property was clean and beautiful!! The house had all the supplies we needed and room for all the food we brought. We planned to go to different places but instead stayed at the house all week and played in the warm ocean! Even when it rains it's still beautiful and relaxing to sit on both porches and watch it rain 😄򑀠I would absolutely stay here again!! It's absolutely amazing! Thank you Linda for letting my family of 14 stay in your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome. Alligator Point is paradise to me. Not too many places you can go these days where you feel like you've got your own private secluded beach.
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wondetful property!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! The house was perfect for us! Very spacious and clean! The views are BEAUTIFUL from the front and the back of the house! It was one of the very best vacations we have ever had! We loved all the extras that were supplied such as paper products, beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, laundry detergent and any spice in the kitchen you could ever need! The stores are quite a ways away so it was nice not to have to worry about running out and getting this. The owner was super easy to work with and replys to emails almost instantly! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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348 Soards Rd., Georgetown, KY

Beautiful home, lots of great places to sit together as a family.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Alligator point. The house was beautiful and the pool was amazing. There is hardly anyone on the beach. We saw more wildlife on this beach than any other. Dolphins , stingrays, star fish, conch shells, and different crabs and birds . Linda was very helpful and took care of all our needs. We took two day trips one to St. Marks wildlife refuge and to the aquatic Laboratory. This beach is very secluded and private which we loved. We would definitely like to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I agree - Alligator Point is an absolutely wonderful place to vacation. And the way we supply each house makes vacationing easy!
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Very nice and clean, open, spacious, and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! Beautiful views! My family had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation place!!

  • 5 of 5

Ship 2 Shore is a wonderful vacation home. It has all of the amenities anyone could ask for. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices and every utensil you could possibly need. We had never seen such an abundance of marine life in the ocean--star fish, huge sea shells, crabs (yes we caught some in the bay and cooked them--delicious), dolphins. Quite an adventure for my adult children and grandchildren. The few problems that we had with the home were quickly addressed by the owner. The beds are very comfortable and the decorations in the house are gorgeous. We enjoyed sitting on the front deck watching the sunset and on the back "sun deck" watching the starts at night. It is amazing how many stars you can see when there are no city lights around--beautiful. We were blessed to have a full moon while we were there which made the reflection off of the gulf absolutely stunning. We enjoyed the "touch" Aquarium in Panacea--great place. There were a couple of problems with the home, but they were addressed quickly by the owner. Thanks Linda for sharing your beautiful vacation home with my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome. So glad you had a great time and I appreciate you connecting the new wifi router. Yes one of my favorite things to do is take a dip in the pool at night an just watch the stars! All my best
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Bar at the Alligator Point Marina
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St. James Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Angelo and Sons
Nearest Beach
Our yard

Fishing Charter Boats available at Full service marina 1/2 mile away.

Championship Golf Course 15 miles from Alligator Drive. St. James Bay Golf Resort


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

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Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $175 + Tax
Damage Waiver $100 + Tax
Cleaning/Consumables $500 + Tax
Pet Fee $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) and 2 pull out sofas
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
What makes us different? Location Location Location Private Swimming Pool West End - Has the best beaches West End - No Public Access Elevator 2 kitchens - one is beach level Beach level bathroom 300' private dock to fish/crab from Anchor Buoy - no need to launch the boat every day. Towels Galore - Even Beach Towels!! Stocked House - Necessities provided: Paper towels Bathroom tissue Cleaning products Laundry products Garbage bags Aluminum Foil Plastic Wrap Plastic baggies All spices imaginative Flour/Sugar. salt/pepper, etc.

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