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White Pelican - Beach-Front Home on Gulf-to-Bay Lot

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Beachfront Home

White Pelican: 3 BR, 2 BA home recently (2015) renovated and immaculately maintained (new pics coming soon). Sits on huge Gulf front gulf-to-bay lot for water view from every window of the house. Huge deck and screen porch on the gulf, overlooking beautiful sand dunes and private beach. Front deck overlooks Alligator Bay and natural forest area. Sleeps 7, rare exceptions made for additional guest (extra charge for more than 7 people.) Air conditioned, dishwasher, washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD, VCR, gas grill, fully furnished. High speed wireless internet and Cable TV provided.

Amenities: Hardwood floors throughout, two queen beds, bunk bed with double and a single; recently remodeled; Soapstone kitchen counters and new second bath; microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, fully furnished kitchen, ceiling fans, cable TV and VCR, gas grill; 16 foot wide glass doors look out on huge screen porch, private beach.

Activities: Very quiet area. No theme parks, roller coasters, kiddie parks, etc. Shopping within 30-45 minutes; trips to Carrabelle, Wakulla, Apalachicola, East Point, Tallahassee are popular. Deep sea fishing boats leave from several local marinas. Wonderful restaurants within 15 minutes drive. Fishing from surf in front of the house this year yielded Spanish mackerel, flounder, whiting, and Redfish.

Area: Alligator Point is a narrow spit of land about 4 miles long. Most maps don't list it. Years ago, the area was called 'Lighthouse Point' before it was developed. Our house is at the most narrow part, thus the gulf-to-bay location. Our back yard is the Gulf of Mexico; our front yard is Alligator Bay. Nice easy sand path through the dunes to the beach....the bay is accessible in the front of the house and we recently added a 420' dock for fishing and boat mooring available upon request (inquire for details).

Highway 98 is the main highway that runs along the coast. Alligator Drive (Highway 370) cuts down to the peninsula just west of the big bridge over Ochlocknee Bay. Light shopping is available within 15 minutes of the house.

Rentals typically 7 day minimum but some exceptions and run from Sunday to Sunday unless other arrangements are made.

More Details

Property Manager
Josh Simmons
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Josh Simmons

This is our personal vacation home not a shabby rental investment filled with inexpensive worn furniture and run by a corporation. We take great pride in making it inviting and well appointed. The home has been renovated from top to bottom since we purchased the home and we have just renovated the master suite with new glass enclosed master shower and ship lap bedroom in the winter of 2016-17. We are avid divers and spearfish year around in the amazingly bountiful waters of the gulf.

Josh Simmons purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

One of the coveted few gulf to bay properties on The Point. New composite 420 sq ft deck overlooks the gulf as does the large screened porch.


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , dbl/twin/bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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White Pelican - Beach-Front Home on Gulf-to-Bay Lot
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the white pelican several times and plan to stay there again. Beautiful beaches, wonderful views, and the owners are very responsive. The house has been recently updated and comes fully stocked with anything you could need for a beach trip. I would highly recommend white pelican!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alligator Point is a wonderful place to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for beach lovers and fishing on the bay. Owners are the best to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, Alabama

Could use a little tlc. Refrigerator seemed to work sporadically.

  • 3 of 5

We still had a great vacation

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roger, The refrigerator had been repaired several times but never worked properly. I wish I'd known it was acting up again while you were there. When I went down after your stay it wasn't cooling well at all. We immediately replaced it with a brand new Whirlpool stainless fridge that hopefully should be the end of that issue. That's the first and only time we've ever received anything other than rave reviews, sorry you had an issue. Josh
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What a getaway looks like!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived here for our stay. The home listed was much more than the photo gallery we viewed online. This house was tastefully adorned with the owners loving touches right down to the smallest details. The house was inviting and comfortable beyond anything we expected. The owner was warm and welcoming and freely shared his good fortunes with us as guests. Alligator point is a fascinating place to stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Entire family loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing and wonderful place. Very nice home with amazing views, saw dolphins multiple times a day. We also had a couple bald eagle sightings. Very few people on the beach all week, it was like we had it all to ourselves. Loved the fact that it was so close to the gulf with very few stairs to climb. We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott. You are welcome back anytime!
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A lovely stay at a beautiful home which overlooks the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The ocean right at your doorstep. Such a lovely home with screened in porch and beyond a regular porch looks out on Alligator Point beach. This is the place to go to relax, listen to the ocean, watch birds, and collect shells on rustic white sand beach. We loved our stay. A wonderful, clean home with all the amenities.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Optional Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

Sunday to Sunday rentals preferred (exceptions considered). Alligator Point rentals are rare and usually fully book. Last year we were unable to accommodate many request as we were fully booked during most of the peak season. In order to allow more people to enjoy the beach we love, we recently decreased our minimum stay from 7 days to 3 days. We will still give priority to week long rentals but in order to allow rentals during weeks we will only be here a few days, we will accept partial week rentals within 30 days of any rental date if it isn't already booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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