Bayside Bliss

Eastpoint  |  Sleeps: 8  |  Bedrooms: 4  |  Bathrooms: 3  |  Min Stay: 3 nights

Bayside Bliss - Eastpoint Florida Vacation Rental

Bay front property with private 200’ fishing dock and 500’ bay frontage! Custom Cottage PLUS Separate Guest Cottage Sleeps up to 7 Guests in individual beds! New Culligan Water System! 8 secluded acres! Minutes from SGI & Apalachicola! Pets Welcome!

SPECIAL NOTE: This property becomes available starting June 1, 2020. Inquire about golf car rental for additional fee. Pets under 50 lbs. welcome with non-refundable pet fee. Please contact manager for details.

Come enjoy The Forgotten Coast and Old-Time Florida the way it used to be! This lovely, secluded bay front property has two separate custom built and custom furnished cottages, both carefully nestled amid gorgeous oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, to accommodate your group and is perfect for the fishermen or wildlife enthusiasts, couple looking for a private romantic interlude, or small group looking to stay minutes from the St. George Island and Apalachicola bridges. No high rises, big box stores, or massive crowds to mar your enjoyment! There is truly no other property like this within a three county area!


Filled with natural light, the Main Cottage has original art throughout plus a comfortably and tastefully furnished open living area with ample seating between the wraparound bamboo section and separate sofa. The adjacent cypress dining table easily seats 6. French doors open onto the screened porch overlooking East Bay, where you can take your morning coffee at the table seating 4, or move over to one of two chairs, the perfect spot to relax and tie a lure.

This Main Cottage has a separate bedroom with King bed (Peacock Alley linens!), large walk-in closet, and chest, plus 2 twins in a loft setting, easily accommodating up to 3 (4 if couple) guests. The master bathroom area includes a custom cypress vanity with single sink and adjacent area accessed through pocket doors with cast iron claw footed tub and toilet. The 2nd bath has a newly tiled shower, small sink and a toilet, plus full size Maytag washer and dryer. While compact, the kitchen area has top of the line appliances so you can cook your catch easily on the Frigidaire 5 burner gas cook top or in the accompanying Frigidaire electric oven. And keep a week of groceries in the full size refrigerator! Please note that while we have sufficient dishes, cookware & utensils, there is no dishwasher. A Char-Broil propane grill is located at the Guest Cottage.

Internet/WiFi is available at the Main Cottage only, which also has a large Sony TV and is ROKU accessible, so don’t forget your Netflix, Amazon, or other ROKU channel passwords!

The Guest Cottage with its wrap-around screened porch is located approximately 200 feet away and is crafted of pecky cypress walls and heart pine floors. Sleeping arrangements are 2 Queen beds located in the main living area plus 2 Twin beds above in the ladder accessible loft. The full bath has a double vanity, large tiled shower, and toilet. The fully equipped galley style kitchen area holds an apartment sized electric range, under counter refrigerator unit, microwave, Mr. Coffee machine, and a French press coffee maker.

Fronting East Bay, the Guest Cottage has a huge 17’x27’ screened porch with separate dining table easily seating 6, and several seating areas perfect for tying lures, reading a good book, and enjoying your sunset cocktail. Or choose to wander down the steps to the expansive deck area with its own teak bench, side tables, and Char Broil propane grill, before exploring the pathway to the water. While there is no TV or internet/WiFi available at the Guest Cottage, we have found that Verizon cell service works quite well here. Your carrier will determine your access.


Your own private 200’ dock and fishing pier is there to catch red fish, sea trout, mullet, flounder, and crabs! Or simply settle on the bench to relish the beauty of East Bay at all hours, and look for the abundant wildlife. Bald eagles, pelicans, herons, and ospreys all visit, as does the occasional porpoise! Plus you have 500’ of bay frontage for fishing, frolicking, and kayak launching, and an expansive estuary marsh to the side and rear for both privacy and nature. The sunsets here are spectacular!

The Property itself showcases the best of a lushly natural, “Old Florida” style setting while preserving gorgeous views of East Bay. Oak trees strewn with Spanish moss abound, as do magnolias and camellias. Come in the fall and you could see the breathtaking Monarch butterflies taking their last rest before crossing the Gulf to their winter abode. Choose to explore a bit and you’ll find several pathways carved out among the palmettos and trees that lead you to the waterfront. Sit at the bay side picnic table and listen to the waves coming in, or wander the dock to the very end where you’ll find a bench ready for you to take in the breathtaking views!

Should you choose to venture out, you will find the excellent restaurants and shops of Eastpoint, Saint George Island, and Apalachicola, a charmingly well preserved fishing port, located mere minutes away. And St. George Island State Park, the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and St. Joe State Park are all nearby with their spectacular beaches and nature preserves.

Bring your fishing poles, boat, or kayaks for this ultimate fisherman’s paradise!


While rarely encountered, this naturally landscaped 8-acre property can also play host to Florida wildlife such as bear, fox, raccoons, and other native species. The driveway is long and without lights so we strongly recommend you arrive during daylight hours to fully appreciate this unique setting. Dock usage is at your own risk. If bringing a boat, please contact the manager for boat parking directions; the driveway is long and circular so larger boats/trailers may need to park nearer the entrance. One of Franklin County’s public boat launch/park is only a mile away. Completely new Culligan water system installed 2/2020 eliminates the need for bottled water.

The landscape is still recovering from Hurricane Michael in 2018. There are still some areas, including by the Guest Cottage, where you can see a neighboring home. This owner is working to reestablish the vegetal boundaries with new plantings but it will take some time for the growth to fully separate the properties again. We ask for your understanding and hope you enjoy our special place.

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