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Gufenauf

Gufenauf Driveway accommodates large boats Fishing at it's finest We threw this little one back! Aerial view of Indian Pass Relax out of the sun--cool breeze provided by the ocean Path to beach taken from the outside deck Kitchen view from living room Living room view from kitchen Going up to loft, futon folds to queen size bed Ocean view from loft Great view of stars from  here too Ocean view bedroom Second bedroom The old fishin' pier After a hard day of doing nothing

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Indian Pass house description

The original 'Gufenauf' name was for our boat, symbolizing our intentions -to goof off! We learned to do it so well, we extended the name to our house and invite you to enjoy your own goofin' off experience.

This Gulf Front home is located at Indian Pass in the heart of 'Florida's Forgotten Coast'. Indian Pass is one of the last beaches which still allows driving (with a permit purchased in St. Joe) and fires for wiener-roasts and s'mores. Because of the unique land/water interplay, the sky creates a planetarium affect, producing sunrises, sunsets and night skies that have to be seen to be believed.

Bring your boat, the driveway is accommodating and the public boat ramp leading to some of Florida's best fishing is only 3/4 mile east; but if you don't find our hidden grouper holes, just drive one mile west to the renowned Indian Pass Raw Bar, home to Apalachicola's finest oysters and seafood. Snorkeling and scalloping is available in St. Joe Bay, only a few miles further West. One-quarter mile from the boat ramp lies St. Vincent Island, a 12,358 acre uninhabited national wildlife refuge (a shuttle is available). Also within minutes is St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - A 2500 acre Park voted the top beach in America in 2002 and is constantly in the top 10.

No boat? Book your own diving or fishing charter with one of the many captains or just sit on the balcony, sipping your favorite beverage and watch the shrimp boats passing the 'Gufenauf' on their way to deep waters.

Whether it’s fishing, crabbing, diving or metal detecting for the legendary pirates' treasure buried at Money Bayou, we hope you enjoy the magic of 'Gufenauf'.

Keywords: Beach House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is smoking on the deck or downstairs....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Plenty of parking for whatever....moreless

              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Heating
              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Fish Cleaning Station, Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Mobile Phone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    St. Joe Golf Course. Public and 15 min. away...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        A short walk, approximately 150 feet and you're on the beach....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shelling
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Ruins
                      • Marina
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Boating
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • First timers

                        First timers

                        • Guest First timers (missouri)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/03/14
                        We recently spent 2 months at the Gufenauf. This was our first lengthy stay in Florida. We really enjoyed Indian Pass. The Gufenauf was the perfect place for us to stay. Our dog loved the tile floor and the deck. I spent many peaceful hours reading up in the loft. The neighbors are wonderful. The kitchen is well stocked.The living area is large and comfortable. We needed to use both the heat and the air and both worked great. We were feet from the beach. We enjoyed walking, shelling, and fishing . We also were close to many areas for sightseeing. We treated the Gufenauf like our home while we there, and really enjoyed our time. Would recommend the Gufenauf to anyone.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+.

                        Owner response: Thanks for those kind words, Alan. Our goal is to have our renters enjoy the house like we do when we go there. You folks are great and welcome at the Gufenauf anytime you wish.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Your Tennessee friends...

                        Your Tennessee friends...

                        • Guest Your Tennessee friends
                        • Date of stay 12/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                        We have just returned from Gufenauf....this makes our third visit. My husband has been coming to this area to fish for years...we used to stay over on St. George Island until we found Indian Pass. After reading all the posted reviews I can only say that I don't think anyone was stretching the truth! The house is great, location great and owners wonderful....the only thing that I wish could be improved is the internet connection... my oldest grandson always claims the loft, he's 13 and it keeps the two little ones 6 and 9 out of his stuff! Ha! They are so happy to be there they don't care. This is a wonderful place, especially great if you have children or grandchildren and have had the experience of "dragging" all your beach items back and forth each day....we take EVERYTHING down once....chairs, sand buckets, etc.....we even leave the lifejackets in "our pile". The beach is so private and safe that you do not have to spend your time trying to keep an eye on the children and constantly picking them out of the crowd! Another plus, if you need to go back to the house for anything you are talking...maybe a 3 minute walk. If you love Dolphins you will get to see them almost everyday...one day one was so close I was afraid he was going to get stuck on the beach! If you love shells....the beach has such a variety and a new supply each day...I haven't seen to many reviews about the sunsets and they are breathtaking...not only from Indian Pass Beach, but the beaches over at Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach all within 30 minutes of the house. We love going over to Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and of course the historic town of Apalachicola..having an ice cream at the old soda fountain in town is part of our tradition. The neighbors across the street are such nice people...they told us about the marine center on the road to St. George Island which we went to for the first time....it's FREE and really a nice place. Ralph is such a nice owner and it says a lot that he takes his time to call and make sure everything is OK. We love the house. We found a new place to eat this trip over at Eastpoint...BAYSIDE BURGERS...the food is great...not a fancy place, but really good food....if you catch fish you can take your cleaned fish and they will cook them for you with sides. Another first this trip...we had the greatest bonfire on beach....lots of fun. Thanks Ralph for providing such a nice place to vacation!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Wow! What a great review - Thanks. You guys are great and welcome at the Gufenauf anytime. By the way, a new internet/wifi is being installed in the house this coming Mon. 1/13/14. Ralph

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • 3 Day Weekend

                        3 Day Weekend

                        • Guest Gadawgs (Moultrie, Ga)
                        • Date of stay 08/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                        This place was everything it claims to be and more. My wife and I spent Labor day weekend here and found it very difficult to leave.Thanks Mr. Ralph for everything. We look foward to returning in the spring and again in the summer. The neat thing about Gufenauf is the drive to the beach is only 30 yards from the drive way.We did in fact rent a golf cart from Port St. Joe and had a blast crusing the beach for shells and sand dollers. I cooked a low country boil with shrimp from the local place Mr. Ralph told me about, best shrimp ever. The house was clean and the kitchen had everything you have at home. Can't wait to return.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Last Vacation before School

                        Last Vacation before School

                        • Guest Foys (Huntsville, AL)
                        • Date of stay 08/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                        We really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the "emptiness" of the beach. Sometimes you would see a fews families on the beach and sometimes you would see no one on the beach. It was great. Only thing that didn't make this excellent was no wireless internet, but, surprisingly, we all lived without it for a few days. We'll be back.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Forgotten on the forgotten coast

                        Forgotten on the forgotten coast

                        • Guest Russell F. (Baytown Texas)
                        • Date of stay 05/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                        We enjoyed our goofin' off experience. My wife and I along with our twin 13 year old boys along with our canoe and kayak soaked in everything (that we are aware of) in the Indian Pass area. First thing was to canoe and kayak over to the nature preserve. Hiked and shelled the forest and the beaches. Saw no one the 4 hours we were on the island. There were 7 dolphins playing in the pass, so each member of the family took the kayak and played with the dolphins for about an hour. They were coming right up to the kayak and swimming along side of it. We fished every day. The Sail Catfish were running that week a so we caught probably 100 - 150 3 pounders. They are good eating, but I was on vacation and didn't want to mess with the slime. Didn't need to eat the catfish because at night we used cut up hard head catfish for bait, kayaked out to set the lines, and caught a 4 foot blacktip shark and a 6 foot, 125 pound blacktip shark. Needless to say, we ate good all week. We went to the State Park and snorkeled the bayside. We saw numerous puffer fish, starfish everywhere out from the boat dock, huge living conch shells and sand dollars. It was a neat place to snorkel with good visibility. The gulf side lives up to it's accolades from Beach Reviews. Snow white sand, emerald green water, tall dunes, and not many peple during the week. FYI, Walking from the house to the beach at night, shine your light into the forest along the road...there a red fox, grey fox, and every other color of fox in the area. It is neat to see nature that close to civilization Gufenauf is a great place to hang out and do nothing or a great home base for many fun activities. Everything you could possibly need is at the house. Thanks Ralph for checking up on us and sharing your home. See ya' next time

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great Getaway

                        Great Getaway

                        • Guest Tina (Madison Indiana)
                        • Date of stay 04/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/22/13
                        We were pleased with our stay at the Güfenauf. This area is very quiet and the beaches are peaceful. We love to fish so it was nice to be close to the boat ramp and beach access. The house was very clean and well equipt. The owner is a great man, we were able to meet him and chat for a little while. Will definitely like to visit again. Also my husband loved the Oysters at the raw bar. He said he will have to eat there again! I'm not a sea food fan so I had the BBQ - it was very good too.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Goofed Off at the Gufenauf

                        Goofed Off at the Gufenauf

                        • Guest chickson (De Queen, AR, USA)
                        • Date of stay 03/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                        We had a great time, did exactly what we came to do........absolutely nothing. My husband & son took a fishing charter out for the day and caught their limit of spotted sea trout ( still haven't eaten them all yet ). When we weren't shelling along the beaches, we went sight seeing. Had a great time at Indian Pass Raw Bar, loved the atmosphere and the food. Would definately consider coming back to the Gufenauf at Indian Pass.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Rick and Tammy Brewington, Nashville, TN

                        Rick and Tammy Brewington, Nashville, TN

                        • Guest Tammy43 (Lebanon, TN)
                        • Date of stay 10/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/29/12
                        We had a fantastic week at Gufenauf! We had everything we needed, and more, at the house. And we had the best weather we could have imagined in late October. 83 degree days, sunny and bright! And clear nights where the stars looked as if they were in 3-D. The walk to the beach was only a minute or two away and we could hear the waves all night with the window cracked. So peaceful! We plan to return next year.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Beach Bum

                        Beach Bum

                        • Guest Beach Bum (Athens. AL)
                        • Date of stay 09/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/01/12
                        Stayed a week in the quiet and peaceful world of Gufenauf. Home was clean and comfortable, plenty of room in cabinets and large fridge. Indian Pass is pet friendly, and our dog really enjoyed his first beach visit. We kept him in a crate while we were gone, but long runs on the beach helped keep him and us in good shape! I"ll be back next year, for sure ;-)

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                      • Perfectly Relaxing

                        Perfectly Relaxing

                        • Guest Howie (Atlanta)
                        • Date of stay 08/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/06/12
                        Just finished up a week at Gufenauf at IP. Couldn't have gone any better. Real nice accommodations for three to four folks. About 100 yards from the an infrequently visited part of the beach and in a very quite neighborhood (that, as a bonus, is real close to the Raw Bar if you like oysters). Just loved the respite from normal "life". The owner is a very nice guy to deal with too. Will definitely visit again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      Spring .. Feb 23-May 17 .. $850/week.
                      Summer .. May 18-Aug 15 .. $995/week.
                      Fall .... Aug 16-Nov 28 .. $850/week.
                      Winter .. Nov 29-Feb 22 .. $750/week .. $1800/month.
                      Daily - $150 with a 4 day Minimum
                      Plus 11% Sales/Bed tax and a $70 Cleaning fee
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                      Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1987

                      About the owner: Although we live in Central Fl., we have been coming to Indian Pass for the past 35 years. At first we rented in the area and then in 1987 we bought the Gufenauf. To visit Indian Pass is like stepping back in time 50 years. We have been lucky enough to take our kids, grandkids and now our great grandkids to this magical place. It truly is the 'Forgotten Coast' and hopefully will remain that way for many years to come.

                      Why the Owner Chose Indian Pass:
                      This is a question better answered by those renters who come back year after year.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We love it here because it's quite, safe, and secluded. We enjoy fishing off of the beach and crabbing with the kids, not to mention, the fresh seafood in the area. Mostly, we enjoy just kicking back, doing nothing, and working on our stress relief. We've had enough of the big city resort vacations.


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                      Photos

                      • Gufenauf

                        Gufenauf

                      • Fishing at it's finest

                        Fishing at it's finest

                      • Aerial view of Indian Pass

                        Aerial view of Indian Pass

                      • Path to beach taken from the outside deck

                        Path to beach taken from the outside deck

                      • Living room view from kitchen

                        Living room view from kitchen

                      • Ocean view from loft

                        Ocean view from loft

                      • Ocean view bedroom

                        Ocean view bedroom

                      • The old fishin' pier

                        The old fishin' pier

                      • Driveway accommodates large boats

                        Driveway accommodates large boats

                      • We threw this little one back!

                        We threw this little one back!

                      • Relax out of the sun--cool breeze provided by the ocean

                        Relax out of the sun--cool breeze provided by the ocean

                      • Kitchen view from living room

                        Kitchen view from living room

                      • Going up to loft, futon folds to queen size bed

                        Going up to loft, futon folds to queen size bed

                      • Great view of stars from  here too

                        Great view of stars from here too

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • After a hard day of doing nothing

                        After a hard day of doing nothing

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