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Summer weeks still open! Beachfront! Pets OK, Fenced, gated, 2 screen porches!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,620 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Minimum stay requirement for the non-summer seasons is just 3 nights. Enjoy a short stay, a week, or longer! Email us for winter Snowbird monthly rates.

We love your furry children and would love your dog to include you on his/her beach vacation! Therefore, unlike most homes we have NO PET FEE and NO PET DEPOSIT!

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 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.

Glenn Smith-Property Manager

(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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Summer weeks still open! Beachfront! Pets OK, Fenced, gated, 2 screen porches!
average rating of 4.6792455 based on 53 reviews

Beach front, pet friendly, fenced yard.

  • 4 of 5

This is the 2nd year we have stayed at Soul Happy. It is very rustic, which is OK, not the place to stay if you want glam. Improvements that could be made is adding a dishwasher, and a dining table on the outside back porch. The property manager is very accommodating but the price increase for next year caused us to find another property.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your return to Soul Happy and thank you for the review! Your suggestions are good and we thank you for them! Our weekly rate for March, including the Easter week of March 31, used to be the same weekly rate as the low season weeks in January. Therefore, we adjusted the popular Spring Break period to still be lower than comparable beachfront homes. We hope that after shopping around you'll see that Soul Happy is still less in price than our beachfront competitors and a great value with a laid-back setting, along with wonderful outdoor sitting areas. We'd love to host you again and we thank you for your business!
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Soul Happy Really Is!

  • 5 of 5

We love this beach house with its beautiful views, fenced yard, screened porch, and deck. Perfect to see the sunrise and sunset on the Point. Hope to stay again soon! Stephens family

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much! We were so glad to have you back at Soul Happy and look forward to hosting you again in the future! Jackie
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Chattanooga, TN

Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Alligator Point. Great place get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed the beach, as always, and loved the fenced in yard. House is definitely old Florida but met our vacation needs. Will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your compliments of Soul Happy, along with your interest in returning one day! We'd love to host you back at the beach! Jackie
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Great week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Soul Happy. The house was comfortable and cozy. The best part was that we could bring our fur babies. The yard was fenced and our dog loved it! The screened porch was great for my cats! My 84 year old mother didn't have to walk up any stairs so she was able to get around easily. The ocean view was beautiful, and the sunsets were awesome viewed from the swing! We swam in the ocean and relaxed in the peaceful atmosphere. I am sad to be home and can't wait to go back! We love Soul Happy! Thank you for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is phenomenal! Thank You very much! You described our house perfectly and we appreciate you! Thank You for making our house your beach house! The Watsons
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Tampa, FL

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: July 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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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linens/towels $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Saturday check in and check out for High Season summer rentals. Tax is extra at 9pct. $100 cleaning fee includes clean linens/bath towels.

Dogs welcome! NO pet fee! In exchange, we kindly ask that your pets are current with flea/tick medication. No scratching on doors/windows nor digging in the yard. Pick up after your pet in the yard, beach, and peninsula. Please keep pets off furniture and beds. Lastly, your dog is not familiar with his/her surroundings if left alone in the home. Please bring a kennel for your pet if you plan to leave him/her alone in the home at any time.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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