This is a remarkably wonderful place to vacation––and a great house with a caring landlord to boot. Your front door opens onto the lush North Florida swamp, which puts you in mind of the remotest parts of the Everglades, through which one of us has walked and camped. Only a handful of cars drive by Bald Point Road (at least in April and May), which ends a half-mile north at the state park––essentially just a fishing pier, several nice trails, beach access and air-conditioned bathrooms.
Your screened back porch looks onto a sandy beach with tidal flats and pools and tons of shore birds, sometimes under the watchful eye of a bald eagle. The water’s in a transitional area––always the most interesting in nature—where, to the south lie the upper reaches of the Gulf of Mexico and, to the north, Ocholockonee Bay. (The Ocholockonee River’s headwaters form amid farmland 130 or so meandering miles away in Worth County, Georgia, and the river’s mouth spills into this... more