Our Historic Showcase 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in the middle of Dog Island, which is 7 miles long, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. A long boardwalk takes you to/from the screened-in porch to the Gazebo on the beach, perfect for your sunrise coffee or your sunset cocktails. The gazebo is also wonderful for a midday picnic, or a chance to get out of the sun while still enjoying the beach or perhaps exercises/yoga. Other than the songs and chirps of the birds and the rolling surf ... the silence is deafening and oh, so tranquil.
The large great room with a pit group (2 love seats and king size sofa bed) is perfect for game night,an evening of DirectTV HD with Showtime, or checkout shows missed with the DVR recorder or DVD movies or just enjoying the breath-taking dolphin watching and, panoramic view of the beach while looking through the 2 large glass sliding doors. The Master Suite has a Queen size bed and Roman walk-in bath and the Front Bedroom (Parrot) has Twin beds pushed together for a king-size bed or pulled apart for twin beds. The bedspread spans both choices. Both Master and Front bedrooms have large glass sliding doors to enjoy the water view. The Parrot bedroom has Direct HD TV where others can watch a different TV show than the show being viewed in the Great Room. The blue and white Seashell bedroom has comfy twin beds. The Guest bath has a tub and shower.
Our home, with its perfect floorplan, was designed by a leading Tallahassee Architect. The large Great Room separates the bedrooms and enhances additional privacy.
You can watch the sunrise and sunset from the Great Room sofas or while sipping coffee or cool/frozen drink in the Gazebo.
The four rockers and the 5 large Tub chairs on the screened porch are a "must" if you want to sit a spell while grilling your day's catch on the large 2 burner CharBroil Infra-Red Gas grill, settling in with the latest novel, or enjoying a nice siesta.
4 Top Chefs (NY, New Orleans, Miami, France) gave our kitchen a "State of the Art" perfect 10! So, if you love to cook, you'll love our kitchen. It's fully equipped for all your cooking, baking and drinking needs. It even has a waffle iron, food processor, frozen drink maker and a wok! They said the perfect placement of glasses, dishes, pots/pans just made preparing meals easier and all "just flowed". That was nice to hear!!!!
While we have a chlorinated water filtration system, we suggest that you bring waterbottles for drinking as our water will taste different than the water in your home. Some bring one large bottle while other guests prefer small bottles to take to the beach area. We have extra small coolers for carting food/drinks to the beach and one for the fish that you caught.
If you get too much sun...both porches have fresh Aloe plants. Break off a piece and wipe the cut side on your sunburn to cool the heat, the natural way. Use our Sand Fleas rake to scoop some sand fleas at waters edge for fishing bait. They love them.
Birdseed is there to feed our in-residence "deadbeats", Mr. & Mrs Cardinal, who live in the tree in front of the house and will "chirp for food" twice a day both morning and evening.
Migratory birds spend some time in between "flights" going and coming. Seasonal residents are Monarch butterflies and Robins stay a little longer before headed to their southern destinations, like Mexico for the Monarchs. It truly is bird heaven to all that fly.
Rentals are discouraged, so please follow the Dog Island and House rules. No driving more than 25mph and only use the car for trips to and from the house. Do not joy ride. Lights-out for turtles May-September, recycle glass and plastic, no fires, no fireworks, no trespassing on Dog Island Yacht Club docks or parking area. Absolutely no pets or smoking at the house.
Our SUV Izusu Trooper takes you to and from the Marina
We have plenty of every type of beach chairs, 3 SPF beach umbrellas, noodles, boogie and skim boards, pails and shovels and other beachy toys are all available for the your use.
Bring your own hotspot wireless internet connection.
NO PETS OR SMOKING ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON OUR PROPERTY.
Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed...Read more
Lodging tax: 9 %
Deposits: Deposit is $300 and must be paid immediately (deposit refunded upon cleaning/damage inspection following visit) home occupancy based on 2-4 people ( additional person, $150 no more than 6.
Rental payment may be immediate or half of the amount must be paid immediately and balance must be paid two months in advance of arrival/occupancy date by Cashier's check or Money Order. Full refund will be issued based on circumstances.
NO PETS AND NO SMOKING.
Last minute plans? We'll try to accommodate you!
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order
Other Fees: Chartered Ferry to island from mainland - $70 or $75 each way
Schedule Ferry Run....$15 each way - call for Scheduled times and book early to reserve your seat for the 20 minute ride to and from the island.
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3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6
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