The SpaceOne mile from the lake and a pleasant twenty minute stroll through downtown St. Joe to Caffe Tosi for breakfast, lunch or dinner ( delish!) or Silver Beach. (And Silver Beach pizza, exceptional pizza by any standard!)
This apartment was the maid's quarters in a big summer house. It's cozy-tight, but fully functional and full of charm. It's a perfect reading nest!
It's situated in the trees above a ravine. Walk around the corner to access Kiwanis Park and the dog park within.
Enjoy the evening deer migration right below you window! Guest AccessThe house stays shady and there is a ceiling fan and good circulation.
Note -There is no Wi-Fi. This will be good for you! I do get smart phone wi-fi here, no problem. ( I use Verizon.)
There is interesting artwork throughout the apartment.
The kitchen is tiny but mighty, with a refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, blender, George Forman grill!, dishes, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, knives, all your cooking needs!
The living room has a TV that receives antenna stations, you can always find news and weather, PBS gets iffy. There is also a PlayStation2 if you want to watch a movie (none supplied) or play a video game (PacMan!) (supplied). But it a really great place to read, and there are the beginnings of an odd little library. Leave a book or take a book.
The bedroom is super comfy with a new, full size IKEA memory foam mattress, a variety of pillows, clean sheets, blankets supplied. Check out the painted constellation on the bedroom ceiling when you turn off the overhead lights!
The bathroom has a spacious shower, plenty of shelves for your stuff, hair dryer, shampoo, soap, etc. supplied, clean towels supplied but do not take them to the beach.
There is room for your bicycles on the porch or in the front hallway. Interaction with GuestsIf you are there, I'm not there, but the place is very straightforward and I can always be reached via text, email, or phone. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood teams with wildlife, thanks to the ravine, and the neighbors are very friendly. It's like Mayberry and there are some charming houses all around and sidewalks to wherever you want to go.
There are plenty of nearby activities, you can rent canoes or paddle boards and enjoy the gorgeous rivers, you can visit wineries, hit the farmers markets, watch the sunset over the lake, nature hike, and find fine dining. Getting AroundThis is a small town, but it's bike friendly with some hills. There is plenty of off street parking available. The train station (to/from Chicago!) is a ten minute walk. Other Things to NoteI've grown to love this place year round. You will too if you are a four - seasons person.