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Mrs. Mary's Beach House

Crawfordville, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + Futon overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay

Enjoy this beautiful home sitting on the Gulf of Mexico.

Wide open living with a panoramic view.

Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise on the dock and seeing dolphins swim by catching their breakfast.

Visit The forgotten coast.

this beautiful, open home will host your family vacation.

Kayak right from the dock while fishing for Redfish, sea trout, catfish and mullet.

Blue crabs and oysters can be seen in the shallow water.

The house has a large, well stocked eat-in kitchen plus a bar area with a second small refrigerator. Plenty of seating at the large dining table, as well as a large card game table, plus barstools around the kitchen counter.

The wide open living room has a great view of the gulf, as well as sectional couches and 2 recliners, all can see the 50' HDTV, (with Dish Network Wireless internet is available however it is satellite internet and very limited).

The bedroom downstairs has 2 Full size beds and access to a bathroom with a huge walk in shower.

Behind the kitchen is a queen sized futon, which can be walled off for privacy.

Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, a king bed in one, a queen in the other. Both have access to the bath with shower and large Jacuzzi style tub. There is also another sectional sofa and 1 TV in loft sitting area upstairs a tv in the master bedroom and a dvd tv in the upstairs queen room. The pool is for guest of Mrs. Marys beach house only, The deck has has a table, numerous chairs and a gas grill.

Large swimming pool is fenced and has ample deck room for sunning on the lounge chairs. The pool is approximately 4 foot deep throughout, with wide walk-in stairs.

The area is very private, with most of the residents only here on the weekends and holidays.

Property Manager

Theresa Winstead

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        2 double, Downstairs
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Upstairs
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, upstairs
      • Sleeping Porch
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Folding doors for privacy, located behind the kitchen
      • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master Suite, Queen size Bed (1) Upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (2) Downstairs suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon, sleeps 2 in Florida room off kitchen


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large walk in shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Large bath, accessable by both upstairs bedrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, located under house, outdoor shower by pool
      • 2.5

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Shallow beach front, great for wading and fishing, cast-netting, launching kayaks, windsurfers and small boats. Very grassy and shallow bay. Check out 'aerial' map view for more details. Use 'Shell Point' for local tidal information
        • Monument View
          St. Mark's Lighthouse


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All Sheets, 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths per bedroom including Florida Room (8 sets totoal) Pool, beach towels NOT provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Fully air-conditioned and heated. Ceiling fans.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Covered parking under the house. Room for 4 cars and/or boat trailers
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      central heat
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Large 50'HDTV with satellite
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Private boat ramp nearby. Deepwater Channel, check tides.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels provided Please bring your own pool/beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      High Efficiency, detergent provided Please be frugal, we are on a septic system
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Satellite internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          1 large 12 cup, 1 small
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes and utensils for 8+, extensive cook wear, bakeware, large crock pot, 2 coffee pots, toaster, toaster oven.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large eat-in kitchen, w/6 barstools. Jenn-Air Electric stove, dishwasher, large pantry, 2nd small refrigerator in wetbar area. Blender, crock pot. Dishes and silverware for 8+ Fully stocked kitchen.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully equipped, pots and pans, dinnerware and utensils for 12
                        • Oven
                          regular or convection
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some basic spices, salt and pepper Usually some sweeteners. Laundry soap, dish soap. Small quantity of trash bags, paper towels and toilet paper to get you started...
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Icemaker, 2nd small refrigerator in wetbar area.
                        • Stove
                          Jenn-air electric
                        • Toaster
                          toaster and toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              Large dining table with room for 8. Round game table with 4 chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Scrabble, cards, others
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish TV satellite
                                • Television
                                  32 In TV in master bedroom,42 in tv in loft area, dvd tv in queen room, 50" tv in living room
                                • Video Library
                                  Some dvd's


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Walk- around deck, from the front door to sitting area overlooking the pool. Deck has walkway directly to the dock. Outdoor furniture and 2 sets of tables on decks, seating for 8, Gated
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 @ 9 1/2 foot Sit-in Kayaks and 2 paddle boards, 3 adult life jackets
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large propane gas grill on deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Beautiful L-shaped private pool with walk in stairs and large pool deck. Approximately 4 feet deep throughout. 1/2 bath and outdoor shower for bathers The pool is not heated. Open year round
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Upstairs Suite


                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • This house is the perfect family gathering place. Large open area includes wet-bar and game table. Additional entertainment area in upstairs loft, overlooking the living room. 2 Master suites. Outside shower, poolside 1/2 bath near pool patio. Beautiful pool has large patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins gather up their dinner of fresh mullet right in the front yard. Deck has 2 tables and chairs, pool patio has lounging chairs. Diningroom table has room to seat 8-10. Eat-in kitchen has 5 barstools. Game table near entry seats 4.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  29 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Nice and private

                                                                  Brian L.

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return next time.

                                                                  Perfect quiet location!!!

                                                                  Angela S.

                                                                  Loved the pool and nature! It is a bit away from everything so come prepared!!! Well worth the quiet peaceful atmosphere! Loved hunting for crabs! Seen dolphins and pelicans fishing right off the deck. Even seen a shark. Kayaked with Mrs. Marrys equipment and worked great (after my husband sprayed it to make sure it had no spiders!) I don’t love nature that much. Don’t forget the bug spray! The tide went up and down like 4 to 5 foot a day so it was so cool! Don’t forget your water shoes. I got them for 5 dollars at Walmart online. The St Marks National Wild life refuge was close and seen several alligators right off. Not to far away either. Overall beautiful trip and beautiful place. I wished I could have wrote in the book but just had too much to do! Thank you!

                                                                  with a few changes this home can become a 4 or 5 stars very easyly

                                                                  louise R.

                                                                  first let me say that the view was fabulous , full peace an quiet, great sunrise..really beautiful..very nice and helpful neighbors, great swiming pool and a lot to amuse the kids like kayaking .Ms Theresa Whinstead was very helpful , getting 2 new beds for more comfort and extra minor requests..

                                                                  maybe a new BBQ grill would be nice....but let me say this home is very interesting and i would recomment it!!

                                                                  Fantastic dream home!

                                                                  Gianno N.

                                                                  Wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely gorgeous home and wonderful owner/property manager. Would 100% come back again.

                                                                  Florida unspoiled!

                                                                  Michelle V.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time at this home. Like the other reviews indicate, this is an older home w a few quirks. If you want modern luxury this is not for you. This home is 30 mins from groceries. This is a home for outdoor enjoyment particularly bay fishing. The views are phenomenal. I loved that the kids could fish in kayaks and we could see them from the house. Caught sea trout and sharks mainly. Saw dolphins, rays, crabs, mullet and sharks daily. On the island we also saw deer and wild hogs. Kids really didn't want to eat out bc they didn't want to leave the house and miss the fun. Took the boat and decided to put in on Shell Point. Nice boat launch there. You are not able to dock your boat at the home due to tides. There is plenty of room to park boat under house or in front. Also took boat up Wakulla river one evening and saw manatees up close. Couldn't find shuttle service but recommend starting at upper bridge if you want to kayak or canoe and take out at TNT launch. Go to Wakulla Springs. This is one of our favorite spots to visit for the boat tour and swimming. We took our own kayaks bc we have fishing yaks. The ones at the house are not that type. We ate at Huttons and the food was really great and they give you a lot of food!! Super nice folks too. Ask to see their crabs. Very educational and the owner spent time to teach the boys about the crabs. Bring bug spray bc this property literally sits a rock's throw from the bay and mosquitoes are bad. Really, for us, this house had it all. We so hated to leave.

                                                                  Beautiful pool and great fishing!

                                                                  Daniel B.

                                                                  Our family stay was nice, but they have a lot of maintenance issues that needs to be addressed! My family would recommend working TVs in all bedrooms. (Currently no TVs working in bedrooms)

                                                                  They need new pillows and some of the beds new mattress, the last thing is they need more patio furniture by the pool they don't have the volleyball net up either. Recommend a deep cleaning of the entire house!


                                                                  Crawfordville, FL, USA

                                                                  Shallow Boat Ramp nearby Shell Point beach only minutes away. Deep water channel to access the Gulf of Mexico. These are some of the local places to visit. About 20 minutes , west on hwy 98, Mineral Springs seafood :to buy fresh local seafood is in panacea. St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. There is a small museum there with some local history. Bike the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail from Tallahassee to the Lighthouse. Visit Wakulla Springs State Park with Glass bottom boat rides and a diving platform, about 20 minutes away. great, chilly, swimming. Creature from the deep and Airplane were both filmed there. We have a 3 ring binder in the house filled with other local information. We are in Crawfordville, if you'd like to google other info. You will need a fishing license. Can be purchased ahead of time on-line, or at the local Walmart or bait shops. See FWC below.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 888-347-4356 Redfish, Kayak Rentals and Charter Fishing by St. Marks Outfitters St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures,can rent kayaks \t721 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, FL 32355 (850) 925-3133 Unique bird watching, from White Pelicans in the winter to incredible migratory flocks, thousands of ducks. Rare Woodstork migrates here accompanied by Ultra-light planes to guide them. St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse can be viewed from the dock. Take the Big Bend Scenic Highway to Historical Apalachicola for quaint shopping and visit the incredible white sand beaches on St. George Island.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Insurance
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates may be up to 25% higher during holidays and popular FSU football game weekends. Parties of 6 or more will have an additional $50 cleaning fee $50 fee for each additional person over 7, limit 8 people Only small dogs under 25 lbs. $150 for 2, limit 2, NO cats

                                                                  29 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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