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Shorts & Shades in Panacea- Bay Front, Community Pool, No Pets, No Boat Trailers

Bedrooms 1
Space 874 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3

*** NOTE --- We proudly save you’s new 9% SERVICE FEE by not offering Online Booking. We still accept credit cards and Paypal, at no cost to you. We have been managing vacation rentals since 2001, and our cancellation policy guarantees that you will receive a full refund for any cancellation. ***

Because quotes are only accurate for our 3-night weekend rentals or 7-night rentals, our rates are stated below. These quotes do not the refundable $100 security/damage deposit, which will be returned after cleanup.

IN-SEASON…Mar 16-Sept 10

...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $260 + tax + cleaning = $338.60 total expense

…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $370 + tax + cleaning = $460.70 total expense

...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$410 + tax + cleaning = $505.10 total expense

...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$310 + tax + cleaning = $394.10 total expense

...5 ni …$465 + tax + cleaning = $566.15 total expense

...6 ni …$515 + tax + cleaning = $621.65 total expense

...7 ni …$565 + tax + cleaning = $677.15 total expense

OFF SEASON…Sept 11-Mar 15

...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) … $200 + tax + cleaning = $272.00 total expense

…3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $300 + tax + cleaning = $383.00 total expense

...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$360 + tax + cleaning = $449.60 total expense

...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$225 + tax + cleaning = $299.75 total expense

...5 ni …$400 + tax + cleaning = $494.00 total expense

...6 ni …$425 + tax + cleaning = $521.75 total expense

...7 ni …$450 + tax + cleaning = $549.50 total expense

Put on your 'shorts and shades' and join us for a relaxing escape from your every day routine. Our comfortable 1 bedroom/1 bath condo is located on the 2nd floor (Unit F13) of George's Lighthouse Pointe on Ochlockonee Bay, 40 miles south of Tallahassee on Hwy. 98. Right outside our front door is a balcony where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the bay. To the back of us, there is a wonderful view of the marina. Just a few steps away is Angelo's Restaurant, regularly voted as one of the 'Top 100 Restaurants in Florida'. Angelo's boasts mouth watering seafood (and other dishes), with indoor seating and casual outdoor seating right over the water!

We offer 874 sq. ft. of living area, which includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, den, kitchen and balcony overlooking the bay. The family area is furnished with comfortable den furniture, 34 in. TV, DVD, and offers a great view of the bay. This area is is separated from the kitchen by a bar. Our bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a twin bed and a small hideaway cot (suitable for a child under age 10). These accommodations will sleep 3 to 4 people comfortably. Perfect for a couple or small family.

The fishing is as good as it gets in this area. You can fish in the bay, head out for deep-sea fishing, or go down the river for fresh water fishing. We have it all!!! You can book a fishing charter with your choice of licensed captains, who are ready to take you out for an experience that you won't soon forget! Although many fishermen prefer to bring their own boat, boat trailers are not allowed in the common areas of George's Lighthouse Pointe and the condo only has one parking space.

Another local attraction are the beaches. The closest beach is Mashes Sands in Panacea (less than 1 mi.). It offers a beautiful, small beach. The beach is located on the bay and is pretty shallow for a good ways out, offering safety for small children and a great opportunity for shelling. Next are the gorgeous

beaches at Alligator Point and Bald Point State Park (about 7 mi.), where you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature study. Within a few minutes drive are two of the nation's TOP TEN RATED BEACHES, St. George Island State Park, near Apalachicola, and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, near Port St. Joe. Both parks contain miles of undeveloped beaches, emerald waters and white sugar sand.

Other nearby attractions include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an unspoiled barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Gulf of Mexico. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles, indigo snakes, gopher tortoises and red wolves. It is accessible only by boat. A favorite is Wakulla Springs State Park, one of the world's deepest freshwater springs, with swimming, nature boat rides and glass bottom boats. Wakulla Springs is known as the filming location for several Tarzan movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Airport '77. From the river boat and glass bottom boat tours, you can see alligators, many species of wading birds, water fowl, fish, turtles, and snakes, in and among the crystal clear waters emerging from the depth of the springs. Kids love diving from the diving platform into the refreshing spring waters, which remain a constant 68-70 degrees year round. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge offers a habitat for all kinds of Florida wildlife. Smarter Travel recently voted the refuge as one of the top 10 wildlife refuges in America. At this swampy wildlife refuge, alligators can reach lengths of 14 feet. It's unusual not to spot them here in the marshes along the road to the 1832 St. Marks Lighthouse on Apalachee Bay. Photographers say the lighthouse is the best place to snap shots of hordes of monarch butterflies during the butterflies' annual migration in October. Whooping cranes and more than 300 other bird species stop over at St. Marks, and 98 species nest on-site. In May, watch for large groups of West Indian manatees in the waters near the lighthouse. Baby alligators emerge from nests in August. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles.

So the guys want to go fishing and you ladies don't ... NO PROBLEM! While they are catching speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, redfish (the list goes on), you can visit historic Apalachicola. Once a bustling sea port, this quaint village of about 5,000 still boasts a large shrimp fleet, a downtown shopping area with antiques, boutiques and local art, and beautiful restored houses from a bygone era. Once the third largest cotton port along the Gulf Coast, the Apalachicola/East Point area still harvests and processes 90% of the oysters consumed in Florida.

Locally caught seafood is prepared in the many fine restaurants located in Panacea, Carrabelle, and Apalachicola. If you prefer to cook it yourself, fresh shrimp, oysters, and the catch of the day are available in the seafood houses dotted along the coast from Panacea to Port St. Joe.

*** Sorry, but we do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. ***

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Word
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Deborah Word

My name is Deborah Word. My husband, Jerry, and I started visiting Shell Point in 1998. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the Shell Point area. Since then, we purchased two canal front vacation rental homes in Paradise Village of Shell Point, with high hopes for future retirement there. We love fishing and photography, so Wakulla County is perfect for us. Several years later, I started handling vacation rental reservations for a few other property owners in the surrounding area. I currently manage five rentals in Shell Point, two in Ochlockonee Bay (Panacea) and one in Alligator Point.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've stayed at shorts & shades two times now . Very clean and cozy!!

(Review shared from Guest Reviews on “Deb’s Forgotten Coast Rentals” Facebook page) X
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Panacea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 874 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Shorts & Shades in Panacea- Bay Front, Community Pool, No Pets, No Boat Trailers
average rating of 4.714286 based on 19 reviews

My "Happy Place"

  • 5 of 5

Love it here. Very quiet, family friendly area. Incredible views, very clean. Close to several beaches, parks and activities. We visit every year and this is my favorite place to stay. The renting process is super easy and stress free. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI.

Nice condo

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Shorts & Shades the week of 3-27. Nice condo. Great location right on the bay. Balcony got lots of use. Place was clean and well maintained. Good value for the money. Happily surprised to receive refund for one day's stay since we left early due to incoming weather. Local restaurants had great seafood. Very quiet & low key area of Florida. Although we would not go back to this area of Florida we would love to find this condo deal in other areas of the state.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to Tally yet away from from it all

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean condo with plenty of room. About 40 minutes from Capital Circle so you are close enough to get into Tally if needed (which I did quite a bit) and yet right next door to Mashes Sands and Bald Point State Park. Bald Point is a jem, no crowds with lots of trails to enjoy and wildlife to view.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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germantown Ohio

recommended to all

  • 5 of 5

our stay was very peaceful!! nice clean condo close too the great place tooeat angelos. loved how quiet the area was just what we were looking for!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. It has a beautiful view and very comfortable. It is not in a high tourist location, which is what we wanted. But it is within an easy drive to more touristy areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy hearing that someone enjoys our area as much as we do. It is full of beautiful nature in natural settings.
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Nice, Quiet, and Clean!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly just as described! Great base point to explore the Florida coast. Grateful for the last minute find and owner's graciousness, as we were traveling from the Big Bend area and in need of a place for two nights before heading back to South Georgia. Everyone was very friendly. Definitely recommend Angelo's! We will hopefully visit again with a fishing trip on the agenda!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed the area, including Angelo's (which I highly recommend). Look forward to your next visit.
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Rates & Availability

Panacea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season 2017
Mar 16 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
In Season 2018
Mar 16 2018 - Sep 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Off Season 2018 / 2019
Sep 10 2018 - Mar 15 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates below include 11% sales tax and $50 cleaning fee, but do not include the refundable $100 security/damage deposit, which will be returned after cleanup.

IN-SEASON - Mar 16-Sept 10
...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) ... $327.50
...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $449.60
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$494.00
...3 ni mid-wk special (M,T,W) …$383.00
...5 ni …$549.50
...6 ni …$605.00
...7 ni …$660.50

OFF SEASON - Sept 11-Mar 15
...2 ni wknd (F,S or S,S) ... $272.00
...3 ni wknd (T,F,S or F,S,S) … $383.00
...4 ni wknd (T,F,S,S or W,T,F,S) …$449.60
...3 ni mid-wk special …$299.75
...5 ni …$494.00
...6 ni …$521.75
...7 ni …$549.50

A refundable $100 security/damage deposit is due upon receipt of your Rental Agreement. The rental fee and cleaning fee are due 2 weeks prior to arrival. We accept most credit cards, Paypal and personal checks. *** MONTHLY RATES BY REQUEST ***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Bald Point State Park
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mad Anthony's Waterfront Grille
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Wildwood Country Club, Medart, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Hwy. 98 (Coastal Hwy.)
Nearest Restaurant
Angelo's Seafood
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Alligator Point Beach
Car: necessary


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