Surrounded by Walker’s Creek Bay, ‘Island House’ is nothing short of incredible. Living up to its name, this 2-bed + loft, 1.5-bath Crawfordville vacation rental is perched 8 feet above the water with panoramic views from almost every room and sleeping for 8. Hop in the canoe and set sail from the seawall or explore St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge nearby. Visit Tallahassee 28 miles away, or enjoy water activities right out your front door and hiking 5 miles from this Live Oak Island oasis!
-- THE PROPERTY --
Bedroom 1: 2 Queen Beds | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Loft: 2 Full Beds | Additional Sleeping: Pack 'n Play
You’ll have no trouble adjusting to the laid-back island lifestyle while staying at the ‘Island House.’ Kick off your Gulf Coast escape with a leisurely kayak paddle around Walker’s Creek Bay, a bike ride around the island or simply sit back and relax alongside the seawall - your own personal slice of seaside paradise! The home features an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water, including a dressing area, for rinsing off after the day's adventures.
For an even greater view of the bay, head upstairs to the expansive wraparound deck situated 8 feet above the water to take in the prime views and abundant wildlife.
Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors or lounging inside 1,550 square feet of newly updated airy living space - which features new flooring - you’ll never have to worry about sacrificing the scenic water views! Abundant windows line the great room offering natural light and unobstructed vistas.
Stay in the coastal spirit with a fresh seafood dinner prepared right at home! The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare your catch of the day.
Catch the sunset over the Gulf from the deck before winding down for the night. Sleep is sure to come easy in either one of the 2 bedrooms, both boasting tropical furnishings and beach-themed bedding, or upstairs in the spacious loft complete with 2 full beds.
-- THE LOCATION --
‘Island House’ has everything you’re searching for in a seaside escape on Live Oak Island. Partake in a variety of water activities, such as boating, fishing and kayaking, right outside your front door, or venture inland to pursue the many biking and hiking trails that mark the surrounding areas.
Florida’s climate, natural surroundings and vast navigable waterways make the Sunshine State ideal for recreational paddlers of all levels who want to explore the rivers, creeks and coastline that mark the area.
As one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the country, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge boasts unspoiled beauty spread across 68,000 acres, providing endless opportunities for exceptional bird watching and wildlife viewing. Explore the grounds before heading into the charming city of St. Marks to dine on the waterfront and tour the historic lighthouse. If you’re visiting in the months of October and November, the wildlife refuge serves as a prime place to witness the 2,000-mile monarch migration from North America to Central Mexico!
Make the trip up to Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, 17 miles north, to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Enjoy a guided riverboat tour or a glass bottom boat tour when the water turns clear!
If you’re willing to take a drive, St. George Island and Apalachicola await your discovery a little over an hour away.
-- REST EASY WITH EVOLVE --
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-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, blender, cookware, microwave oven, washer and dryer, flat-screen satellite TV, central heat/air conditioning, binoculars, charcoal grill, 2 kayaks, canoe, life jackets, 2 bicycles, new enclosed outdoor shower w/ hot & cold water, newly constructed half bathroom, seawall along Walker’s Creek Bay and much more
- Note that the golf cart pictured is not available for guest use
- Ideal Crawfordville location - Large Corner lot cottage on the bay! Enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking right outside your front door, and hiking and biking only a few miles away
- Airports: Tallahassee Regional Airport (~27 miles away), Jacksonville International Airport (197 miles away)
-- POLICIES --
- No smoking - if any evidence of smoking is found (smell, ashes, burns, etc) guest will be charged an additional $200 cleaning fee
- No pets allowed - if any evidence of pets is found (smell, hair, urine odor, etc) guest will be charged an additional $200 cleaning fee
- No parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- NOTE: The property requires stairs to access and may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairments
- NOTE: The home is surrounded by water and may not be suitable for young children without supervision
We are from the area and this was such a great location get away! Right on the water/bay, very clean, nice amenities perfect size! The area was the beat to wake up to! Thank you
Really Cool, Quirky little House with a huge deck and views of the Bay and Beautiful Sunsets. The House was well appointed with plenty of beds and a huge Den to relax in. We loved getting away from the Hustle and Bustle of the big city and just relax.
Property was great. Did not see the emails that didn’t come from Vrbo initially. One of the guests had food poisoning our first night. I brought paper towels but didn’t think to bring TP. Two rolls was barely enough for our unexpected first night.
Perfect place to stay to while we congratulated our daughter for receiving her Master's degree at FSU. Great fishing, quiet neighborhood, close enough to Tallahassee and day trips to Apalachicola and St George Island.
The overall stay was wonderful. very clean and nice. I wish the fishing was better but when the tide goes out they canal has no water.. interesting to see. Wish there was more to do around there but very relaxing. Beautiful stars and sunsets.
We arrived at the Island House with a beautiful water front view. The house is clean, cozy and equipped with all you need for the vacation. We used the canoe and bikes a couple of days. To our surprise there are even crab trap and fish or crawfish trap provided. The sunset is gorgeous and we saw dolphins two days in a row, what a pleasant bonus! The neighbors are super nice too. We made great memories at the house and we will definitely be back!
This house was great, didn’t want to leave really!! The view neVer got old , loved being able to get out on our boat from the channel( in high tide) . Everything about this house was great!! Lots of memories made
Between the views and the location, everything about Island House was amazing. The owners were kind and easy to get in touch with. Such a great place to get away from the craziness of life. Will definitely be going back!
The property was great.. we loved the location. BUT there was an ant problem.
The property was clean, the views were amazing and close to the beach. Overall, it was an amazing experience
My husband and I had such an incredible, much needed getaway! The property was perfect for us and the views we’re unmatched! Looking forward to booking our next getaway there again!
Just as depicted on the site!
Excellent hiking and kayaking. The Seafood restaurant we went to had incredible food! Also, very peaceful!
This was our fourth time staying here. Once again; it was awesome!
This home was excellent in every way. We saw and enjoyed so much wildlife and watching the sunset from the deck was gorgeous. Dolphins were even seen in the front nay. Home was spotless and exactly as we had hoped. We would gladly stay here again if we are in the area.
we really enjoyed our stay. The property was roomy and easy to stow our groceries and belongings in the plentiful storage. He house is bright and open with lovely views from two sides of the house. We would love to visit again.
We spent our girls vacation exploring this part of coastal Florida. This home was the perfect setting for our home base. The home is located on the coast with unobstructed views of the marsh and bay. We watched amazing sunsets and moon rises from the porch and deck. The house was warm and welcoming. It has a well equipped large kitchen which we used throughout our stay. It was a bonus that the house came with two kayaks and a canoe. We spent a wonderful afternoon paddling in the bay. We will definitely plan to return again.
Beautiful property on the water. The only thing missing was an ice maker in the freezer.
Great experience; we are renting this cottage 2 more times over this month
Very secluded, great location for fishing and kayaking. Quiet with a great view. Easy access to back Bay or gulf.
We have a group of friends we all grew up with that goes on a Boys Trip every year. We have been many places, but we really enjoy St. Marks and Shell Island Fish Camp. This place is conveniently located. It was very clean with all the amenities we needed. We cook 3 gourmet suppers in the fully equipped kitchen and didn't go out to eat. The views are spectacular. The owner and manager were extremely courteous and friendly. We were very welcomed and appreciative of a balloon bouquet and thank you note from them. Will definitely look to stay here again if we can and would highly recommend this home.
Beautiful location and very nice home Quiet and scenic with easy drives to beaches, river kayaking and bike trails Easy drives to excellent local restraints and sea food Short trip to Tallahassee Many outdoor activities in area and no crowds We would come back
We so enjoyed the Island House on Live Oak Island. This is to me how Florida should look: Wild with wilderness at your doorstep: Osprey and Eagles, Dolphins and Crabs, Sea grass and tidal flats....and more. The cottage is simple and clean. We enjoyed kayaking and biking everyday. Hope to be back.
This was a fantastic getaway for us. The weather was beautiful, the sunsets were spectacular, the beds were comfortable, and the crabs were delicious!!!! Looking forward to staying again in the future.
A perfect place for our family...
We enjoyed the cottage. The kayaks were put to good use. Everything was as described. Loved the big living room-kitchen-dining area. One person I traveled with really would have liked Wi-Fi but I'm thinking since it's in a remote area it wouldn't be cost effective to have it running all the time. We were there for a family reunion in Crawfordville and this location was so convenient. We did make it to a seafood restaurant and Wakulla Springs. The jungle boat is always fun - gators, turtles & many birds, but this year we even saw manatee.
I have stayed in this secluded paradise and will definitely be back! Clean and simple. I bring my boat along and enjoy great Trout and Redfishing close by. It's convenient for quick trips out deep sea fishing for grouper and rock bass as well. The sunset cruises are probably my favorite. Thanks for a great stay!!!
We had such a wonderful stay at the Island House. We spent the day kayaking and fishing, and were absolutely awestruck with the gorgeous sunset views offered right from the porch. What a beautiful house! Very comfortable and relaxing. Exactly what we needed. We look forward to staying again and again.
My family and I spent a long weekend at the 'Island House' and it couldn't have been a better trip. It was truly a treat! The house is a cozy cute cottage and we felt at home from the moment we arrived. We loved watching dolphin shows from the kitchen window and winding down in the evenings on the deck taking in the most beautiful sunsets you could imagine. This was our first trip to the Island House but it will definitely not be the last! Until next time...
What a lovely cottage! The home is spotless, comfortable and nicely decorated. Beautiful views and absolutely amazing sunsets! There is no better place for a day spent on the water, either fishing or just paddling in the thoughtfully provided kayaks. We will be back, thanks!
This place is phenomenal! The House is perfect, the location is fabulous and the sunset views are the most amazing I've ever seen. Perfect place for a relaxing vacation.