St. Teresa Beach Cottage - Quiet, Cute Geodesic Dome with Gulf Views, Walking Distance to the Beach!
St Teresa, Sopchoppy, Florida
- Beach Home
- 957 Sq Ft
- 3 (Sleeps 5)
This is a VERY quiet beach community with NO tourism or hustle and bustle. You have probably never experienced Florida beaches like this! This community is very peaceful, but there is plenty to do within a short drive.
Our home is located in "old Florida" in a rural beach community in St. Teresa, FL. We are just one hour from Tallahassee. Our home is a 1st tier beach home with a view of the beach just a couple of hundred yards away. This is a very special place with approximately 4 miles of beaches fronting the gulf, nice homes, and little to no tourism, yet within 20 minutes to civilization. There are no hotels, restaurants, or hustle and bustle on our beach. Most of the time you will feel the beach is all yours, and you will likely only encounter a few people at most over a long walk.
The home is a cute geodesic dome-style home on wood pilings. It is surrounded by woods on three sides and fronts a dirt road near a cul-de-sac that is one row over from the beach. We have a large carport for covered parking, and there is an outdoor fire pit for those nice evenings by the fire. There are two short flights of steps leading up to the main level. The screened front porch is a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee and the ocean view or to just relax on the porch swing. The deck wraps around one side with a nice private view of the woods.
Enter inside to find an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, so the quaint little cottage still feels roomy. Our home is equipped with pretty much everything you will need in the kitchen and all utilities, cable TV (Youtube TV), and free wifi are provided. There is a cook top with a small counter-top oven that is suitable for most needs, a microwave, dishwasher, and fridge, and all of the basic cookware, dishes, etc. We also have a full laundry with washer and dryer in the cottage just off the kitchen.
Our home also features high speed Internet, flat screen smart TVs on the easy-to-use Roku platform (set top box type platform), and free Wifi access. We include free Youtube TV (over 80 channels of cable TV, sports, etc. and free DVR) and our Netflix subscription, but you are welcome to login to your own subscriptions / apps.
The two main floor bedrooms are small but comfortable. The master has a queen bed with comfy foam topper, and there's a sliding glass door leading to a private balcony and a view of the forest. The guest bedroom includes a twin with trundle bed / second twin to pull out that pops up to comfortably sleep two guests in this room. The spacious loft is accessible by ladder and includes two additional twin beds and a full bath, but the main floor is quite comfortable, even if you decide not to use the loft or rarely have guests.
The HVAC in the home is a commercial-style forced air unit with both heat and air conditioning with one central vent, given the nature and openness of the geodesic design. It works really well, but we do provide box fans to assist with air flow in the bedrooms at night and supplemental heaters in the bedrooms and bathroom, as needed. We are on a well with a whole house carbon filter, as our entire neighborhood is on private wells.
We are located just 20 minutes to Carrabelle for groceries, hardware, Dollar General, Subway, and local restaurants. There you can also play a round of golf at St. James Bay Golf Club. We are just 30 minutes to Crawfordville (has Walmart, fast food, etc.) and only 1 hour to Tallahassee for anything you desire. There are some awesome seafood restaurants nearby. Enjoy Angelo and Sons on the bay, Tropical Trader, or hop over to Posey's for some of the best kept secret fare at reasonable prices. Visit the Seineyard in Panacea at Rock Landing if you want a sports-pub-like atmosphere, a lively evening with cocktails, or just another dinner option on the water on the dining side. There are also numerous other options around.
We are located in the very small, quaint community of St. Teresa beach within Franklin County (total county population is only around 12,000). Some of the local areas of interest are Apalachicola (45 minutes) for beach-town shopping, Wakulla Springs, Bald Point State Park, Tate's Hell, and many other nature preserves and parks for kayaking, hiking, river access, etc. There are thousands of acres of state parks literally just minutes from our home, including the newly state acquired 17,000 acre start park directly across from our neighborhood connecting Tate's Hell and Bald Point State Park. Two different boat launches are available nearby within a 20 minute drive, but not directly on our beach.
Our private, quiet, tall pine-tree-lined beaches feature all the natural wildlife that you've been missing in the tourist towns. You'll find plenty of shells, hermit crabs, birds, etc. Starfish and horseshoe crabs are some of the other things you will discover here at the beach. You'll often see dolphins playing and even the occasional manatee at the dock. We have a long, private dock for your fishing pleasures (fishing is great with Red Fish, Speckled Trout, etc.), and don't forget to go down to the dock at night and take in the stars. The Milky Way is often easily visible with the very low light pollution in our neck of the woods.
Our home is a no pets, no smoking home! We are a short five minute walk to our beach access, but you are welcome to bring your own golf cart or just ask about using ours when renting for 30 days or more. Please note that for use of the loft and golf cart a waiver of liability will be required. The loft bath is in the midst of a renovation and repainting (wallpaper currently removed). While still functional, your understanding is much appreciated.
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- Full Kitchen
- Cooking Utensils Provided
- Internet Cable Modem
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Service
- Golf Cart Available
- Coffee Maker
- Keurig Coffee Maker
- Private Deck/Patio
- Grill (BBQ)
- Washing Machine (in Rental)
- Dryer (in Rental)
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Covered Parking
- Fishing Area
- Crabbing Area
- Water Access
- Balcony, private
Owner Availability Calendar
|12/01/2020 - 03/14/2021||$1850.00|
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