About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps
Looking to get away from it all? You have found it! Quiet,
peaceful Horseshoe Beach - Florida's Last Frontier in the heart of
Florida's Nature Coast. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and starlit
nights with only the sound of mullet jumping in the Gulf waters
merely steps away from this beautifully-furnished home.
Excellent Speckled Trout and Redfish fishing await you inshore in
the grass flats and offshore you'll find great grouper, snapper,
sheepshead and king fishing. Horseshoe Beach is the best area to
get scallops when in season (July thru early September).
The house has a very private location at the end of a street. Relax
Eileen or Fred
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Eileen or Fred
Our family has been vacationing in Horseshoe Beach since the early 70's when our Dad discovered Horseshoe with his fishing buddies, accidentally stumbling upon this gem of a fishing spot when looking for a place to refuel their boat . The original red cabin in this location was destroyed in the '92 "Storm of the Century." It was another 10 years before Papa Paul rebuilt on the same site, and this is the house that he built.
What makes this House unique
Quiet location near the end of a dead-end street. Spectacular sunset views over the Gulf. Steps away from the seawall for easy fishing and crabbing right off your private dock. Boat house for one boat.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
Beautiful views!! Will definitely rent again!
Great place to stay!
The owners were very nice. The property manager was very accommodating, telling us everything we needed to know about the area and meeting in person to hand us the keys. Great place for families. The boating access for this area is the best. Thank you.
Great view of the gulf and the prettiest sunsets I have seen!
Home was well supplied, clean and nicely maintained. Would have given the 5 th star but the WIFI went out 4 days into our trip leaving 2 teenagers disconnected from "their world". Hope to return next year. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
This was a great place to stay with a few minor issues.
This was our 2nd time staying in Horseshoe beach and as usual we loved the peace and tranquility of this town. We enjoyed coffee on the deck in the morning and grilling and drinks at night. There was some rotten food left behind from a previous visitor and that left a ton of gnats that never went away. Tammy from Compass Realty came out immediately when we found the rotten food and gnats to address the issue. Thankfully we only had 3 couples staying so the lack of air conditioning in one of the bedrooms didn't affect us but it would've been disappointing if we had someone else in that room. We also chose not to dock our boat at the property due to the tide but the boat ramp was easy to use since it was the end of scalloping season. Overall this place was great and we would definitely stay here again!
It is a beautiful property! I have to say that you might want to spray for bugs around the property.
There are a lot of things that aren't really in good working order in the house though. The light in the kitchen takes an hour before it actually turns on. The shower door in the downstairs bathroom does not shut all the way. There is a blind in the upstairs loft that does not open because there is a broken string. The garbage disposal does not work. The icemaker did not work when we got here because it was plugged up, but we fixed that. I don't think the crushed ice part should be used though..... it's still just not totally right. And the only other thing I can think of is that the back bedroom towards the front door has terrible AC. It gets very hot in there. These are all just little things; they did not affect our trip negatively, but I just thought you should know. Thank you for letting us stay!
Great view of the canal and sunsets
This house has a beautiful view. Large house with ample space for our family.
3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths downstairs with a loft bedroom and bathroom upstairs. 2 of the bedrooms have access to the wrap around balcony. The first bedroom (close to the half bath), middle bedroom and loft room are the coolest bedrooms. The 3rd bedroom closest to the washer/dryer is the hottest room. Probably because it gets the afternoon sun and there is no a.c. vent in the hall. Recommend using it to store you things, playroom and bring fans. It did cool off to a tolerant temperature by morning. Anyone sleeping in there should like very warm temperatures. With all the the windows, the house will get pretty warm in the afternoon. Keeping the ac on cool and the ceiling fans on helps a lot.
The bath linens are in the downstairs bathroom and there is plenty of kitchen utensils. The house was clean and all appliances worked fine. I do recommend bringing kitchen counter cleaner, paper towels, toilet paper, blow dryer, your bath essentials and bug spray (if you are on the dock in the evenings). The black flies do exist on and near the water in horseshoe and steinhatchee.
The balcony provides a great view of the sunsets and offers a wonderful evening breeze. There are 4 chairs and wooden swing on the top deck. There is a hammock on the lower deck. There is plenty of room on both decks if you bring extra chairs.
We use a flat bottom boat and watched the tides so we didnt have issues getting in and out of the canal. There are oyster beds in the canal so I dont recommend going across the canal as a short cut to the gulf.
Fishing, scalloping, kayaking, boating, swimming, snorkeling, biking, hiking, hunting, nature seeking, local restaurant and convenience store. Horseshoe Beach is adjacent to the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge with its 54,000 acres of protected wetlands, perfect for birdwatching, wildlife photography and kayaking.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Dates are held with payment only on a first come first serve basis All charges to be taxed at the state of Florida and Dixie County rates. Extra people: over six renters there is an additional charge per person. During summer months and holiday weeks full week rentals are given preference over less than 7 day rentals. Trash must be taken to the dump located on left just outside of town on the way out otherwise a $25 fee is taken from the damage deposit. No cancellations with exception of a forecasted hurricane for Horseshoe Beach, Fl 32648. We may offer an available alternate rental date. All decisions are made at our discretion. Monthly Rate: Please inquire. 50% of rent to hold dates, Balance and security/damage deposit due 60 days prior to start date or otherwise full payment. $250-$350 refundable security/damage deposit (if all goes well). Does not limit us to full recovery of damages over the fee amount). No subletting. No parties. The boats, any vehicles, storage shed or supply closet are off limits. Note: Smoking outdoors only. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Scallop season rates likely to be higher. No pets allowed.