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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A very cute, family, couple or fisherman friendly home in Horseshoe Beach, located right on the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful views. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has a beautiful glassed-in front porch overlooking the Gulf where you can watch the sun rise or set from its comfortable rockers as the dolphins swim past your porch. Or at the end of the day, you can stroll 1 block down to the 'turn-around' known as the 'Point' where folks gather to watch the best sunset view during the summer months. Situated on three lots, one ocean side and two across the street, this home has plenty of parking for vehicles or boats. The bedrooms offer a king bed and a queen bed with additional sleeping in the main room - a futon full-size bed. A kitchen with 2 refrigerators, stove and microwave, dining room table that seats 6 and a fully stocked set of dishes, glassware, utensils and cookware; a TV/stereo sitting area with flat screen TV (DirectTV service), NETFLIX, DVD player (and video library) provide all the comforts of home while you're visiting. Central heat, A/C and wi-fi throughout the house, including the porch.

If you are looking for a fancy, high-end experience, this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for a relaxing, fun, interesting, old fashioned Florida vacation with your family or friends then Horseshoe Beach and our house would be a perfect fit! The house is very quaint and comfortable and we hope you'll want to come back again and again.


Maximum occupancy is 4 adults and possibly 1 small child.

Check in time is 4 pm.

Check out time is 11 am.

Sorry - no pets.

Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.

More Details

Hal & Katherine Stokes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Hal & Katherine Stokes

Katherine and I are a professional couple. She is a professor with both the state of Florida college and university systems specializing in web-based learning. I am a consultant with a primary focus in cloud based applications integrating with financial products. Our ultimate goal is to work where we travel and travel where we work.

Hal & Katherine Stokes purchased this house in 1987

Why Hal & Katherine Stokes chose Horseshoe Beach

Katherine & I acquired the home through my parents. Both my sons have grown up coming to Horseshoe Beach for fishing, scalloping and family getaways over the past 20 years. We love the peace and quiet that Horseshoe has to offer. We consider this our home away from home and would love to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

This was my parent's getaway that we enjoyed coming to for fishing trips and the wonderful seafood that was available. No one dreamed when it was purchased that it would turn out to be so enjoyable for relaxing and for water activities. The 4th of July fireworks are displayed from one of the small islands directly in front of our home, giving us a front row seat every year.

Our house has seen some changes over the last few years. We've put in some hard earned time and sweat and have transformed our place from a rustic fish camp to a charming seaside cottage with all the comforts of home.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and hope to see you soon. Just contact us (Hal & Katherine) if you have any questions.


Horseshoe Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is downstairs.
  • Four piece bathroom in the house. Recently added a very private outdoor shower under the house. Great for rinsing off after a day of fishing or scalloping.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Main Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed, Bedroom 2 - Queen size Bed, Main living room area - Full sized futon - Comfortably sleeps four adults and possibly one small child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private boat dock directly in front of the home with fish cleaning station (it is the blue dock). Free public boat ramp as well as marina with lifts for larger boats very close by (about 4 short blocks) and a restaurant and small plaza with grocery store within walking distance. Sunrise and sunset views from the house. No smoking and no pets. This vacation home, 'A Million Dollar View' is located directly on the water and there are hazards relative to staying in a waterfront home. By the very booking of this listing, you acknowledge and agree to hold harmless the property owner, property representative or property owner's heirs in perpetuity from the result of any injury, death or incident of any kind by any fault, act or behavior of person or persons and guests thereof lodging or non-guest(s) at this property as a result of this offering or not a result of this offering, including but not limited to acts of God and or nature.


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A Million Dollar View! Ocean front cottage w/dock - scallop/fish/fun
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Campy, comfy and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a delight. It was clean and the hosts thought of every little thing you might have forgotten to pack. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place was well outfitted with utensils, spices, condiments, movies, games etc. The view was truly fantastic - sunrise and sunset. We were the for New Years and were prevented from seeing the first full moon due to overcast skies. It would have been spectacular.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views, small town charm

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Horseshoe Beach! The area is remote and has an old-Florida fishing village vibe that we really enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great floor plan and views!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped 2BR with wide open floor plan that made everyone comfortable. Beds were extremely comfortable with nice sheets. We scalloped just north of Pepperfish Key and had a blast. Jakes bar was a pleasant surprise with great people. Owners are very nice and helped answer a lot of questions prior to arrival. Highly recommend this vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property for peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location in quiet "old Florida" setting. Very well maintained home with gorgeous views of the Gulf. Well stocked with anything you may need for a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to rejuvenate your soul!!!

  • 5 of 5

Walking into a place that feels like home only better is the best possible thing I can imagine and this home was it! Hal and Katherine have thought of everything you may ever need to make your vacation perfect. But the best things my husband and I found were the things one would never expect...the little drawer with family photos of the house years ago with all the family enjoying the house as we were. A chart on the wall framed we could look at to find our way on the water with little hand written notes to the secret spots they had found over the years. All made for a magical stay at "A Million Dollar View" Thank you Hal and Katherine! (oh and how could I forget the beautiful garden outside our front/side door, so nice to look out on as you sit on the porch looking out over the gulf)

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Accommodations

  • 3 of 5

Our first time staying at Horseshoe Beach. Went down for scalloping. Home had all the conveniences for our visit. Enjoyed the view and the fireworks. Hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the home. ...But we are a little confused as to why you left us such a low star review if you liked the home and would like to return in the future. If you were not satisfied with anything about the home, feel free to email us through VRBO.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jake's Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Shrimp Boat
Car: necessary

Scalloping during early July through mid September. Nature seeking, relaxing, deep sea and inshore saltwater fishing. Public boat ramp is a block from house. Marina (with lift) is 4 blocks from house. The Shrimp Boat restaurant is a block from house as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

The maximum occupancy of this home is four persons, day or night . You may not exceed that number unless written permission has been granted from the owner in advance. A $200.00 fee will be charged to your credit card immediately for unapproved guests and they must vacate the premises at once.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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