Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious.

View of the beach and the gulf from downstairs living area
View of the beach and the gulf from downstairs living area
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View of the beach and the gulf from downstairs living area

About this rental

House (Sleeps 6)
1900 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1900 sq. ft.

Less than a minute's walk to the beach!

Watch the sunset from the house!

Shell House is a two-story, 3-bed, 2-bath, multi-level fun-house on a large shady lot in a quiet residential neighborhood only two blocks from popular shopping & dining.

Three bedrooms with two king beds and one queen plus a queen sofa sleeper in the TV room.

Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you’ll need for island cooking & entertaining. Dining table with seating for 8. Small breakfast table in TV/Coffee bar area.

Beach chairs, umbrellas, a cooler & a beach cart provided. The beach cart has large flat tires for toting chairs and a cooler easily to the beach and over the sand.

Unique Benefits

Watch the sunset from the house. Only one house from the beach. Less than a minute walk.

Wall-to-wall windows for a great view in every direction.

Lots of light - enjoy the bright or dim with blinds.

Unusually large lot. You won’t be cramped for space - Plenty of parking for cars, boats, and RVs. Outside electrical outlets for charging RVs or golf carts.

Why Kids Love It

Multi level-fun house! You will never forget this unique house! It’s special and kids truly love it!

Area Information

A quiet residential neighborhood on a safe street. No public parking on any street near the house. You will never have beach visitors parking on your street or blocking your view.

Direct access to the beach at end of the street - a minute walk
(see aerial photo with the path to beach shown in green)

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Bed linens provided
  • Bicycles
  • Free WiFi
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Sep 11 - Dec 18 2022
$2,800 7 nights
Dec 18 2022 - May 06 2023
$2,900 7 nights
May 07 - Sep 09 2023
$2,800 7 nights

Fees:

Cleaning fee: $250

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Check-in and check-out are on Saturdays.

A security deposit is required to hold a reservation. It is refunded in full after departure and the house is cleaned and inspected.

The deposit is
$500......... 1-2 weeks
$1000........3-4 weeks
$1,500.......5-7 weeks
$2,000.......8 weeks or more

No smoking
No pets
No parties

6 guest maximum -- 3 bedrooms

2 guests may be added with prior approval from the owner.
An additional 2 guests may be included for an added fee of $150/week per additional guest.

Availability

Last updated on November 28, 2022

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Hosted by Cindy Griffin

Cindy Griffin

Member since 2017

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Guestbook comments from the host:

We absolutely LOVED our stay! We have been coming to the island for over 20 years, and this was our favorite house! Plenty of room, fully stocked kitchen, great location to the beach, ice cream, cute little breakfast spot.
LOTS of seating so that everyone can eat together and relax. we will absolutely rent again! Thank you!


Jun 2022

Great location, only one minute walk to the beach. This place has everything you need. Well organized, clean and comfortable. Two bedrooms up and one down is great for a family vacation. The host is quick to respond and has great follow up!


May 2022

We wanted to move in!! We loved The Shell House so much! Comfy, adorable, convenient! Highly recommend!


Apr 2022

The Shell House is fantastic! Great location - close to the beach and shops/restaurants. Cindy was so sweet and quick to respond if we had any questions. The house was very clean and comfortable, the towels and bed linens were so soft! Can’t wait to visit again!


Mar 2022

The Shell house was perfect for our stay on AMI in November. The house has everything you will need for your stay it was clean, beds are comfy, the towels were thick hotel brand. The location is close to everything yet quiet and private. We would definitely stay here again.


Nov 2021

Walking distance to restaurants and super close to the beach. Garage made storing our beach items convenient. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Was a perfect beach house for us!


Aug 2021

Great house, great location! Was very adequate for our family of 6. Will return!


Aug 2021

We’ve been to the island for a few years with extended family. As the family grew, we needed another house and to be honest, a “quiet” house. This place is FANTASTIC! Raise the blinds in the morning and see the ocean full on. Upscale in decor and amenities, Cindy doesn’t do cheap with this place. If you want a crash pad, it may not be the place for you. But if you don’t mind following a few simple rules to keep the place nice, come here for a high-end experience. The beach is so close you can go back to the house to refill your pina colada!


Jul 2021

We had a fabulous vacation. Amazing location SO close to the beach. And excellent communication from host!


May 2021

Love ... Love... Love this beach house! Everything was perfect from beginning to end. The check-in was easy, the house is beautiful and has everything you need in the kitchen if you decide to cook... which I did :) ... to beach chairs, umbrellas and more. The location was perfect and the neighborhood was very quiet. Did I also mention how comfortable and cozy the beds are. If you are looking for an amazing beach house and great host... absolutely stay here!


May 2021

Loved the Shell house. Super clean and deeply sanitized. Great style. Amenities were perfect! and fabulous linens---we "shell" return! Thanks so much!


Apr 2021

Beautiful home, thirty seconds from the beach. Large living area space. Very accommodating for our family of 7.


Jan 2021

I can’t say enough great things about the Shell House! We had such a lovely time at the beach. Christmas was very special in this wonderful location. Cindy was an amazing host, and the house was stocked with everything we needed.
The location is absolutely perfect - across the street from the beach and close to everything, but on a very quiet street. Just perfect!

Check it out - you will love it!


Dec 2020

True to it’s name, this is a beautiful shell filled home, and it was perfect for our vacation. It is cozy, with windows all around, a great common space and everything you need in a kitchen. It truly is 100 steps from the beach, and it is well distributed to ensure everyone gets a good rinse before going into the house so you can keep the house free of sand and sunscreen. Cindy is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. One thing to remember, these are COVID times, make sure you buy all the basics like salt and pepper as they are all “high touch” items.


Oct 2020

Kinga - AB&B ***** -- 10/3

Photos

  • View of the beach and the gulf from downstairs living area
    View of the beach and the gulf from downstairs living area
  • Front of the house. Outside shower on side to right. Bathrooms to right
    Front of the house. Outside shower on side to right. Bathrooms to right
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Downstairs living room
    Downstairs living room
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • When the sun is setting you can see it from the LR windows.
    When the sun is setting you can see it from the LR windows.
  • Enjoy the sunset from the house! Yes, this is the actual sun setting over the wa
    Enjoy the sunset from the house! Yes, this is the actual sun setting over the wa
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • TV with cable and premium channels. Smart tv hookup for streaming.
    TV with cable and premium channels. Smart tv hookup for streaming.
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Sleeper sofa in TV room.
    Sleeper sofa in TV room.
  • Upstairs living room and TV room and breakfast nook
    Upstairs living room and TV room and breakfast nook
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Coffee bar and breakfast table (located in upstairs living area w TV)
    Coffee bar and breakfast table (located in upstairs living area w TV)
  • Dining room - Kitchen to right past high bar
    Dining room - Kitchen to right past high bar
  • Dining for 8. There are two more matching chairs at the coffee bar table.
    Dining for 8. There are two more matching chairs at the coffee bar table.
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • High bar and kitchen
    High bar and kitchen
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Downstairs bedroom - king / private bath
    Downstairs bedroom - king / private bath
  • Downstairs bedroom with Smart TV and remote.
    Downstairs bedroom with Smart TV and remote.
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • To the upstairs bedrooms!
    To the upstairs bedrooms!
  • Upstairs bedroom 1 - King bed - Smart TV
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - King bed - Smart TV
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Front upstairs bedroom - king bed - view of beach
    Front upstairs bedroom - king bed - view of beach
  • TLC Roku Smart TV and remote w optional voice control added to both bedrooms.
    TLC Roku Smart TV and remote w optional voice control added to both bedrooms.
  • Upstairs bath - tub/shower combo - coded exterior entry for easy beach access.
    Upstairs bath - tub/shower combo - coded exterior entry for easy beach access.
  • Upstairs bedroom 2 - Queen bed - accessible balcony east facing for sunrise.
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - Queen bed - accessible balcony east facing for sunrise.
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Shell House- Seconds to the beach! Clean, cozy, & spacious. #1
  • Balcony facing east. Relax with your morning coffee and a breathtaking sunrise.
    Balcony facing east. Relax with your morning coffee and a breathtaking sunrise.
  • Outdoor dining and barbecue. Weber gas grill located in garage. Outdoor shower
    Outdoor dining and barbecue. Weber gas grill located in garage. Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor seating for 6. Cushions in garage. Stairs to upstairs bathroom.
    Outdoor seating for 6. Cushions in garage. Stairs to upstairs bathroom.
  • Side yard lounge chairs near outside shower and bathrooms.
    Side yard lounge chairs near outside shower and bathrooms.
  • Back yard picnic table. Shaded and grassy.
    Back yard picnic table. Shaded and grassy.
  • Parking for all ! Rinse your boat or any beach toys with 3 available hoses.
    Parking for all ! Rinse your boat or any beach toys with 3 available hoses.

Reviews

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Great family vacation!

We stayed at shell house @ , I was able to bring my daughter and son and their fiancé’s to stay with us, it was just as I remembered! What a great trip! The house is so cozy and the location is perfect! Access to the beach is just a few steps away! Every morning the house is flooded with sunlight and it’s a beautiful place to look out and enjoy my coffee. Everyone had their own space to retreat to, but there was plenty of room in the main areas for all of us to be together. Cindy was the perfect host! I would definitely recommend shell house and look forward to staying there again!

Stayed: Submitted: October 01, 2022

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Shell House was very clean and pleasant place to stay.

My wife,Judy, and I had a pleasant stay at Shell House. We were less than five minutes from the beach. When we walked into Shell House we were happy to see the clean appearance it was in. It was well decorated and well furnished and in good shape. The kitchen was very well stocked, everything you needed was there. Also, Shell House is located close enough that you could walk to shops and restaurants And yet have peace and quiet. Not only did the house impress us but the owner,Cindy, also impress us with her friendliness and there for us iwhen we needed her help getting the TV to start. Shell House is definitely rated a FIVE.

Stayed: Submitted: August 05, 2022

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Great location and spacious house

My wife and I have stayed at this awesome rental several times over the years. The home has everything you need and the beach is less than 100 yards away. Huge corner lot with lots of parking. The home has been updated in the last couple of years and you could ask for a better host. Highly recommend this rental. We will be back!!

Stayed: Submitted: August 04, 2022

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Awesome

House was perfect, the accommodations were amazing for our family. Nice open areas. Classic coastal look. Everything you need is in this home. Steps ( literally from beach). A definite to stay again. Quite and comfortable. Close to all the resteraunts & shops. If I could give it 6 stars I would!

Stayed: Submitted: August 04, 2022

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My retirement vacation

My wife and I stayed for a month to celebrate retirement. The location to the shops and restaurants was great. The biggest plus was the location to the beach. Fantastic. There was plenty of parking at the house. The home was very comfortable and Cindy was great to work with. Thank you for providing such a nice place.

Stayed: Submitted: April 09, 2021

Owner response

So happy you enjoyed Shell House. I’m sorry the stairs were hard on the knees, but I’m glad being so close to the beach was a consolation! Thank you both for being the very best house guests ever. Hope to see you again next year! All the best, Cindy

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