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Beachfront! Ground floor! Screen porch, large deck, Pets OK with no fees!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

INCLUDES FREE CLEANING, CLEAN LINENS & BATH TOWELS!

* 7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT EFFECTIVE WITH NEW BOOKINGS STARTING ON JULY 18, 2016

Located in a forgotten corner of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” you will discover a serene beachfront retreat, “Soul Happy”.

Some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches along North Florida’s Gulf Coast are found on Alligator Point. Alligator Point, of Franklin County, makes up a narrow four mile long peninsula sandwiched between tranquil Alligator Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

Stunning and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico are enjoyed from within the home and the large 12’x30’ screen porch. In addition, an open-air spacious beachside deck gives you a commanding ocean view because it is located on a ridge, which gently slopes up from the water’s edge. Enjoy the expansive night skies reflection off the ocean and the millions of stars! The stars are uninhibited by the light pollution experienced these days at many of Florida's beaches.

A large, fenced yard is ready for your four-legged friends to enjoy a coastal holiday with the family too. A park style charcoal BBQ grill is available for your use while you enjoy the beach & Gulf...of which is your back yard! Enjoy preparing some tasty grilled seafood, steaks, or burgers!

Also located in the backyard is a fish cleaning sink and table. Clean fish while you watch the family out on the beach or simply while you soak up the view!

Soul Happy is a user-friendly ground level home with no steps to climb! We comfortably sleep 13 guests with 2 kings, 3 queens, and a double/single bunk. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are open to each other and are appointed with furnishings that insist you sit down and relax! Enjoy watching the sunrise from the Florida room, or step out onto the spacious screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee in the swing or rocking chairs overlooking the Gulf.

Family and friends will enjoy the large 36 inch flat screened HDTV with cable and DVD/VCR as you watch your favorite sports team, TV show, or movie. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a feast for the family or a late night snack warmed in the microwave. From the large kitchen window you can catch a glimpse of Alligator Harbor just a over a block down the street.

A huge master bedroom features two king beds and one queen bed with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The other bedroom offers a queen bed and a triple bunk (double bed on the bottom, twin on the top). The second bathroom is located in the hallway and has a tub/shower. Each bedroom has a cable TV provided for your enjoyment. An additional sleeping area features a queen bed and it is located in a corner nook of the Florida room. An initial set of linens is provided for your convenience, free of charge, which includes one set of sheets per bed, and one towel, washcloth and hand towel per guest.

So….. once you arrive and settle in to your coastal retreat, now what do you do? Well…..

Have you ever watched a mother turtle lay her eggs in the moonlight, or watch baby sea turtles hatch and scurry to the water’s edge? Soul Happy is located near Alligator Harbor which is one of the world’s largest feeding grounds for the Kemp’s Ridley, the rarest and most endangered of all marine sea turtles. The unspoiled waters and beaches, including those directly in front of your beachfront retreat, Soul Happy, are valuable feeding, breeding and nesting grounds for these and other sea turtles.

If you fancy winged things, then enjoy Mother Nature’s spectacular show from the privacy of your cozy “Old Florida” beach house as you witness the annual Fall migration of raptors and monarch butterflies. Many varieties of butterflies, and birds including the American bald eagle, are commonly seen stopping among the vegetation of Soul Happy’s large and inviting ½ acre of yard and native vegetation. Only 5 minutes away is the 4065 acre Bald Point State Park, which has a diverse coastal eco-system popular as a birding and wildlife viewing destination.

Only 15 minutes away from Soul Happy is the 68,000 acre St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds with acreage across three Florida counties. The St. Marks lighthouse, built in 1832, is still in use today. In fact, a trail of 5 historical lighthouses may be visited along a 2 hour tour of the forgotten coast.

If salt water runs in your veins, then you will be happy to know that this particular corner of the Forgotten Coast is teaming with sea life. Our waters offer a wonderful playground for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Numerous public and private landings provide easy access to the oceans, bays, rivers and harbors of this area.

If golfing is your passion, a short 10 minute drive up the road will land you at the world class golf course of St. James Bay. Another nearby golf course is Wildwood Golf Club, located in Wakulla County.

A wide array of restaurants are located nearby at Ochlockonee Bay, St. Teresa Beach, Carrabelle, St. James Bay, and even a few hundred yards away at the Alligator Point Marina.

From Soul Happy, you’re close to everything! So do nothing, or do everything…. it’s totally up to you.

Soul Happy offers timeless charm! Step back to a simpler era at the beach where you can still enjoy all the comforts of today. This beach retreat truly offers a coastal experience the way a Florida beach vacation was meant to be!

The Watsons would love to host your family at Soul Happy on beautiful Alligator Point. Soul Happy offers you an incredible beachfront value for your money! We’d love for you to be our guest and make Soul Happy your own special vacation beach home. Create lifelong memories. You’ll be so happy you discovered our quaint beach house that it will make your soul happy.

Please email through VRBO/HomeAway the Watson's assistant, Glenn Smith anytime with any questions or for reservations. Glenn would love to hear from you to talk about Soul Happy

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn will promptly reply to you from his personal email address)

(During hurricane season storms can sometimes develop within 24 hours. We strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance)

Keywords: Beachfront, Northwest Florida, White Sand Beaches, Old Florida Charm, Uncrowded & Serene Beaches, Quiet, Dog & Family Friendly!

More Details

Property Manager
Glenn Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Triple bunk (Double on the bottom, single on the top)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Beachfront! Ground floor! Screen porch, large deck, Pets OK with no fees!
average rating of 4.6938777 based on 49 reviews
Tampa, FL
5

Comfortable house with beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

I think this is the fourth year we've spent a week here - I'm losing count. It is very comfortable for us. There is a wonderful screen porch facing the beach, with rocking chairs and a very clever footrest made from a handrail. The beds and furniture are comfy and the kitchen is well-equipped. There was no noise from the neighbors. Don't expect a brand-new house. It shows its age a little, but one advantage of that is that it is all ground level. Our family has some older members and they appreciate not having to climb a flight of stairs to enter. The owner and local contact are VERY responsive to comments, and the house has been upgraded each year we've stayed there. The beach is as fine as any on Alligator Point. We're hoping to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your review! We appreciate and value our return guests that have made Soul Happy their own vacation home! We hope that you'll come back for a 5th stay!
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5

Beach Week

  • 5 of 5

My family always enjoys our time at "Soul Happy", when we leave at the end of our week we are already planning next years visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another week in paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Soul Happy and it was even better than before. The new furniture in the breezeway became our gathering spot nightly. The new deck outside was also great. As always, the house was well furnished and we didn't need a thing. We brought family members with us and they fell in love with Soul Happy just like we did and are already talking about a return trip next year. Thank you for the excellent service and wonderful place to make memories with our kids and family yet another year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to host you back at Soul Happy on a regular basis and we thank you for your compliments! The breezeway is also my favorite place to hang out, year around! It makes me happy that you enjoyed our home and beach, along with your family's desire to return to this little slice of paradise. Thank You for your business! Jackie
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Shalimar, FL 32579
5

A Forgotten Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. The master bedroom held two king sized beds, a queen sized bed, an antique dresser, a chest of drawers with a large television, two stools, and a chair, and there was still so much room. The beach was not crowded. The kitchen was more than adequate for us. The dining area was lovely with a nice view of the Gulf. We hope to return. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! I want our guests to feel comfortable and to be able to spread out. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Soul Happy, our beautiful quiet beach, and that you'll try to come back one day! The Watsons
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Beachfront, fenced in yard.

  • 3 of 5

Quiet area, wide beach, fenced in yard - were the best parts. House is dated, but comfortable. Negatives would be sand spurs - take a pair of tweezers if you are taking your dogs, a lot of flys/bugs on the beach - take some spray, water was not clear - like the other gulf beaches we have frequented, and had a lot of seaweed/grass, could not get in water without having it on you. Have put it on our "been there, done that" list, would not revisit.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review! I'm pleased that you like the yard, beach, and serenity of the area! Soul Happy is an older home, as advertised, and everything is maintained and clean. We do not advertise the home as being new and modern, but rather as a laid back experience of memorable beach houses from an earlier and simpler time. Unfortunately, sometimes there are flying insects and sand-spurs in some patches which is typical in Florida. When we have storms and rough water, it's a natural occurrence for sea weed, (also called wrack), to float ashore. They contain within them food for sea gulls, ghost crabs, and other critters, along with helping to build up sand dunes. Storms also stir up the sand at the ocean bottom which causes the water to be murky. After several days of calm and sunny weather then the water becomes clear again. We thank You for coming to Soul Happy and experiencing the uncrowded and natural aspect of Florida! Jackie
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Clearwater fl
5

Decompression Zone

  • 5 of 5

We needed a respite from the Holiday Hubbub and we knew just where to get it. We stayed here last January and couldn't wait to come back. Uncrowded beautiful beach/good weather/plentiful oysters/and perfect accommodations. You haven't relaxed until you have sipped your morning coffee watching the sun come up on the beachfront deck swing (newly refurbished). Back to the swing at sunset with a glass of wine for decompression. Too cold for margaritas but there is now a perfect spot for sipping and watching the world go by in the beachfront breezeway bar. We'll have to come back for that when it warms up. Our dogs seem to think they live there.........thanks for allowing pets!PS......we saw at least one white squirrell!! A first. AHHHH..me soul is happy!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review! You highlighted the routine that recharges our soul. Thank You for enjoying our home and our beautiful quiet corner of coastal Florida! Jackie
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Rates & Availability

Alligator Point House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
OFF Season
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
HOLIDAY Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
OFF Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
$3,750
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
OFF Season
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
HIGH Season
May 19 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
OFF Season
Aug 4 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
HOLIDAY Season
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
OFF Season
Jan 5 2019 - Mar 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
$3,750
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 2 2019 - Apr 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
 
 
OFF Season
Apr 6 2019 - May 24 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
HIGH Season
May 25 2019 - Aug 2 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

7 NIGHT MINIMUM stay requirement on all reservations starting July 18, 2016. Saturday check in and check out. Tax is extra at 9pct.

In the event that you need to cancel the dates that you have been holding, we provide a full refund only if we can re-rent the dates that you had blocked out, which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates. Purchasing trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended because you never know what unexpected life event could occur.

We accept checks only and a personal check is fine. Sorry, no monthly rates offered except for Jan & Feb.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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