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|Type of object:||vacation rental|
|Living area:||300 m2|
|Number of rooms:||8|
|Number of of sleeping accomodations (beds):||12|
|number of bathrooms:||8|
Alligator Pint is a very unique house; it is located a on a beautiful Gulf beach and at a place where Alligator Point becomes very narrow. The lots there extend from the Gulf to Bay, you have two beaches, one on the Gulf of Mexico and one on Alligator Harbor. This is something very rare, I don’t know anywhere else you can rent a beach house right on two different water bodies with private access to both. The lot is about 150 feet wide and 400 feet deep, with 150 feet of private beach on both the Gulf of Mexico and Alligator Harbor. The road down Alligator Point passes through the lot between the house and the bay, but it is not a very busy road, it leads only to a small marina and about 40 more houses and then dead ends. There are no public beaches or parks or public accesses beyond the house or anywhere near it. You will not see many people on either beach. On the bay side there is a mooring to tie your boat to and a very calm but sandy beach. It is a nice place to soak. On the Gulf side the water is not usually very rough but it is the open Gulf and very different. From the house it is about 200 feet to the Gulf and maybe 100 feet to the bay. To the left is the view is the view from the screened porch.The house is a comfortable old Florida beach house, built in the early 50’s and not much changed. It is rustic, clean and comfortable but not fancy. The interior is all wood, really nice cypress and heart pine, no sheet rock or carpet in this house! Termites, hurricanes and lots of kids have taken their toll but the house is recently refurbished, every thing in good working order and it is as nice to stay in as ever. Probably nicer, today we have central heat and air. You will feel quite comfortable in walking right in from the water and into the house. The owner comes from a family of artists and the rooms are decorated with various interesting murals. The floor is painted wood with artistically done paint splatters; a wide variety of colors.
The house is mostly on one floor, one story up. It is all wood, the floors are painted wood, the walls are all old cypress planks also painted, and the ceiling is tong and groove (maybe pine) painted as well. There is no sheet rock in the house. The ceilings are high, 10 ft or more. A lot of has recently been done to the house, restoring it and making it comfortable. The bathrooms are old and the fixtures are old, but they are all kept in good working order and look nice. The kitchen is simple but adequate and there is a spare refrigerator down stairs. The house has newly installed central air conditioning and heat. There is a washer and dryer. I could not write this without mentioning the openness of the house and the breezes. This house was built long before people had air-conditioning and so they put a lot of big doors and windows in to ventilate the house. There are 3 sets of French doors that open towards the Gulf and lots of windows and a door on the opposite side of the house. The house also sits on a big sand dune. If you open these doors and windows the house really catches the breeze. You almost never really need the air conditioner only when it is oppressively hot and no breeze, I have not been a house that was better set up to catch the breezes than Alligator Pint.
The front porch is the room entered from the street side. It is not really a porch anymore, but probably was once. It is a large open room that serves as an entry way, dining room and sitting room. It has a great view to the north of the bay. There is a single bed in the room that can be used as a couch or a bed.
The kitchen is off of the front room and also has a nice view of the bay. It is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and pots and pans. It is not an exotic gourmet kitchen but is well experienced in preparing meals for happy beach goers.
The living room is a large room in the center of the house; it is open to the front porch and has 2 sets of French doors that open onto the screen porch. Through the front porch you can see the bay, and the Gulf through the French doors. In addition to the usual living room furniture there is a double bed and a working wood burning fireplace (winter use only).
The screened porch is accessible through the French doors from the living room and it will probably be you favorite place to sit for most of the day. It is large, something like 16 by 24 and looks right out at the Gulf. This is a great place to sit and watch the beach or relax.
Bedrooms: 1 on View of Alligator Harbor; double & single bed. 2 French doors to screened porch. View of Gulf and Bay; queen bed. 3 View of Gulf of Mexico; king bed. 4 two single beds. 5 Downstairs with separate outdoor entrance; 4 single beds.
There are 3 baths, one downstairs and two up. Downstairs there is a shower; one upstairs bath has a shower and tub and one has just a tub.
Bedroom 5, called the maid’s quarters is downstairs. This is a small separate area with its own outside door not connected to the rest of the house. It was originally intended as a maid’s quarter. It is a large bedroom with two single beds and has it’s own bathroom. It is not as nice as the upstairs, but is clean and everything works. It is a good place for noisy kids or people who want a little more privacy.
The deck is huge, about 36 feet by 24 feet. It sits on the east side of the house and has really nice views of both the Gulf and the bay. Sitting on the deck you can with just a turn of your head choose the water body you want to look at. Not many decks like this anywhere.
The picture to the left is a view of the house from the Gulf beach note the screened porch and ugly green paint. The windows on the left upstairs are in bedroom 3 and downstairs are in the maid's quarters. It is a bit hard to see here but the left two-thirds of the house sits on a large sand dune. The big deck is to the left of the house, mostly hidden by the pines and oak brush, but you can see the rail if you look.
Pet Friendly, but only by preapproval. Smoking allowed on porch, deck, and outside only. Rental Rates: $1000 to $2500 per week.Jack Simmons
850-559-2000 (prefer email contact)
town and location of object
Right on the water in one of the least developed least visited places left on the Florida coast!
Alligator Point , Destin , Florida , USA
Alligator Point is over 100 miles east of Destin, but the website did not offer our region. Alligator Point is not really a town, it is a small beachfront community of about 400 houses. This is right on the Beach and The Beach is a great place to swim, walk the beach, fish and relax. We don’t have many of the “attractions” of Florida’s more developed places. No tee shirt shops, beach bars, tattoo parlors, or any thing of the like. There is not a traffic light in the county and the nearest McDonalds is 35 miles away (we do have some good local places with great seafood a lot closer). There are however a lot of great places to visit like Bald Point, Ochlocknee River, and Wakulla Springs State Parks; St Marks and St Vincent’s National Wildlife Refuges; Tate’s Hell Swamp and the Apalachicola National Forest. We have some great rivers and springs to explore and lots of natural things to do and see.Take a look at our website ( for a lot more info about the house and the area.
Walk the beach, swim, and fish, lie on the beach, sit on the screened porch or deck and look at the beach. This is a great private little developed, non touristy beach. The beach is the real reason for coming. Other things to do include:Fishing, fish from the beach, charter a boat, bring a boat, the fishing is pretty good. We regularly catch redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel from the shore. From a boat you can also catch grouper, snapper, king mackerel, cobia, and lots more.Canoeing or Kayaking, We have some really great places nearby like the Wakulla River. The Wakulla is fed by Wakulla Springs one of the largest springs in the world. The crystal clear water runs about 10 miles to the Gulf, there is not much development along the river and you can see lots of wildlife. Manatee if you are lucky, lots of gators, and lots and lots of birds. Other places to go include the Ochlocknee River, Wacissa River, and Tate's Hell.Wildlife and bird watching. This is a great place to see wildlife; we are surrounded by Wildlife Refuges, State Parks, a National Forest, and a State Forest. We have everything from Bears and Manatee to Gopher Tortoise and Red Wolves. Eat some local seafood, catch it and cook it yourselves, buy it in one of the local shops that sell seafood right off the boats (we have as many of these as we do gas stations), or eat in one of the local restaurants that cook it. No better place for seafood!Relax, this is a wonderful place to just sit on the beach/deck/porch and relax!
arrival and distances
Distance to next airport: Tallahassee
- 45 miles
Distance to next railway station: Tallahassee
- 50 miles
Distance to next motorway: I-10 Tallahassee
- 50 miles
Distance to next Shop: 14 miles
Sport facilities nearby
fishing, biking, canoeing, swimming, sailing, diving, hiking, water ski,
Type of holiday
- relaxation holiday
- family holiday
- club holiday
- cultural and sightseeing holiday
- romantic holiday
- holiday for singles
- sport holiday
- beach holiday
- hiking holiday
Total number of sleeping facilities: 5
- 3 double room(s)
- 1 triple room(s)
- 1 other sleeping rooms
bathrooms and WCs
number of bathrooms: 8
- 3 bathrooms with shower
- 2 bathrooms with tub
- 3 bathrooms with shower and tub
- 3 seperate WC(s)
External facilities of object
- private beach front
- car Parking
Internal facilities of object
Machines and equipment
- bed linen provided
- towels provided
- washing machine
- 4 ring stove
- single ring stove
- long term rental possible
- pets negotiable
- seniors suitable for
- children welcome
Rental Rules and Policies: Weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday, 6% sales tax, deposit required. Weekly rates vary seasonally from $1000 in late fall and early winter to $2500 in summer. Contact us for details. Pet Friendly, but only by preapproval. Smoking allowed on porch, deck, and outside only.
Minimum rental: 1000 US-Dollar per object per week
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