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Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Alligator Point House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Large bay front room,with large separate house with heating and air,, two baths, large kitchen, satellite TV with 180 channels, brand new plasma large screen. Lots of closets and furnished by decorator. Kitchen and dining area together, all appliances new, washer and dryer. Enjoy sunsets from large deck on bay side of house. Fishing in canal in front of house. Boat landing one mile, on one acre of land, very private and secluded.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary Fritz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Gary Fritz

I am a building contractor from Tallahassee, Florida and have been in business for the past 32 years. I always loved the coast as a child and bought several homes there in the last few decades. I have lived in The Bay Dreams for ten years, but have had to move to town due to the economy.

Gary Fritz purchased this house in 1991

Why Gary Fritz chose Florida Panhandle

I bought this house ten years ago and remodeled it for my wife and I to live in and we did for ten years. We decided to move back to Tallahassee and so I furnished the house to become a rental.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with this house because of its private setting and abundance of wildlife in the area. The deck on the bay side has beautiful sunsets, and is really good to relax and watch the world go by. I especially like the Goldfish ponds I built in the front yard, full of frogs and Goldfish.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Bay Front, Very Private, Wildlife Galore, Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Very nice and quiet. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very comfortable and roomy, within minutes of the beach and Bald Point State Park. Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to Alligator Point and the area is as beautiful as we remembered. My sister and I had a great stay!The house is very comfortable and roomy and is perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the water. It is within minutes of the beach and Bald Point State Park where we saw a bobcat one morning. We enjoyed the white squirrels hanging out iby the house. We had fun-filled days exploring the area and all it offers. Gary was a most patient and gracious host .... Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If we choose to return to Alligator Point again, this is where we will want to return.

  • 4 of 5

Besides the view, as seen in the pics, this place had more to offer than most places you could find apple to apple. We were merely a couple who needed a dry and cool place to sleep, store our gear, and serve as a way point to fish and venture from. This was better priced than a mere hotel suite with a kitchenette. Being a house on the ground, it had more to offer than a condo/multi unit..., at still a better rate. Relatively private.

The kitchen and utility aspects were as if I left my kitchen, which is grateful considering that if a group were staying for more than a couple of days, there it is a bit of a hump in either direction for food other than fried costal offerings. Surprisingly the BigTop grocery in Panacea was adequate at best with a conservative selection of goods. I love to cook, and though I brought a few utensils I did not think would be available, I found myself really needing nothing. If you are planning a full capacity house rental, there are plenty of plates and utinsils and space to feed up to 8 in a single sitting.

There were binoculars for viewing the bay..., go figure? The house came with an owner made binder of basic rules, requests as well as a reasonable collection of local activities, flyers, maps and information. Wi-fi also had obvious login instructions posted.

My girlfriend and I did not feel like we were sitting on plastic and wicker at a noisy vacation community. We were in a home. It was more than we needed and may consider asking for a lower rate since we only used 1/2 of the place, but if we return to alligator point, we think a pair of couples could stay without being in anyones way to split the costs.

My only reason for not giving a complete 5 star is that the grill was out of service and missing at least a bar of soap in the bathroom sinks. We arrived only days after the hurricane passed through, so perhaps a couple of corners could be understandably missed considering the rest of the grounds and house were spotless.

Enjoy your stay. -robert

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful letter regarding the bay dreams. I did not know the grill was out of service, I will check it perhaps the gas was gone. That's my guess said the hurricane had just gone through a day or so before, and there were a few things not right, however it sounds like you had George your stay. That is the main thing I am concerned about with all my guests that they are adequately taken care of with all the amenities.
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  • 5 of 5

Once again we enjoyed our week at Bay Dreams! The home is very comfortable. I enjoy the kitchen and the garden out front. My family enjoyed grilling in the backyard and the amazing sunsets. I brought my bike and went to the beach everyday. The getaway is just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Another great week

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!! The house was roomy and had every amenity. The view outback was gorgeous. My grandson climbed the tree and both grandsons played tether ball, which was out back, quite a bit. The beach nearby was awesome. We visited Wakulla Springs, and it is wonderful place nearby. We rested and relaxed and hope to visit again. :) Also, the price was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ticki Hut
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Willdwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Angelos (5 star)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bald Point Beach

Birds, wildlife, and other sights great you at The Bay Dreams, there are Bald Eagles, white squirrels, deer, egrets, great herons, fish in the canal right in front of the house for red fish and trout. Golf is only fifteen miles, five star restaurant five miles, Wakulla Springs fifteen miles, one of the deepest springs in the world. White pristine beaches three minutes away with only a few people no matter what time of year. Fish from the beach and catch many different kinds of fish. Bald Point State park five minute drive, 5,000 acre state park with trails going back as far as you can see into the wilderness. Boat landing one mile and full service Mariana five miles.


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are on separate sides of the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Front of House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bungalow is separate from the house and is 14' by 16'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wake up and see the beautiful bay. Has TV with dvd player
    Pull out bed - Leather couch pulls out to make a Queen Size bed, very comfy
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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