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100 Steps to Gulf,Bikes,Kayak, Snorkel,Crabbing, Fishing Stuff,Great Views,Wifi!

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Get Your Bathing Suit On' is a custom-built, Key West-style beach home that has RELAX written all over it! This first-tier home is less than 100 steps to the beautiful, white, sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The gorgeous Gulf beach views can be appreciated from the living room, dining room, the loft, the porch, the deck and the kitchen of our home. With its 3 separate sleeping areas,with a total of four baths,screened porch and sundeck, our whimsically-decorated home can easily accommodate a family or small group... but is still small enough for couples on a romantic getaway!!

For your convenience, we also have two cruiser bikes and a car bike rack, a tandem Kayak, a kayak cart and a Tommy Bahama Beach Cart with Umbrella to easily tote all your things to the beach. We maintain a supply of beach chairs, two beach umbrellas, a large cooler, kids fishing poles, snorkeling masks, sand mats, rafts, crab nets, crab bucket and a crab trap, boogie boards, wave boards, noodles, shovels, pails, large outdoor grill, grilling utensils, tennis rackets and beach toys! If you decide to stay indoors for a while we also have a cupboard full of board games and puzzles to keep you entertained.

We also try to simplify what you need to pack by providing all your linens, including beach towels, as well as a starter supply of paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap, and detergents.

There is plenty do do but if you decide to just relax, you will have a fantastic time enjoying the sweeping Gulf views and spectacular sunsets from the living room, kitchen, dining room, loft, sun deck and screened porch and if you decide to stroll along our quiet and award winning beaches, you can find a variety of seashells to collect, watch the dolphins swimming by, see the mullet jumping in the bayou or catch the eagles and osprey scouting for prey.

Of course, swimming, sunbathing, fishing in the surf or crabbing in the bayou are always a lot of fun.

Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and friendly, with no thru traffic - a great place for families with children, or for anyone who just wants to get away from it all!

Money Bayou is just a short walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs, throw your cast net or put in your kayak to explore the winding waterway. Scalloping in nearby St. Joe Bay is also a lot of fun during the summer scallop season. These sweet, tender delicacies are a favorite for dinner or can be frozen to be enjoyed later when you return home. In addition, nearby Indian Pass is famous for its delicious oysters!


The GROUND LEVEL has a bedroom with a queen bed and a private 1/2 bath which is perfect for the mother-in-law or a guest couple. The garage is also on this level and contains the washer & dryer as well as a plentiful supply of beach chairs, rafts and beach toys for your convenience. There is also a hot/cold outdoor shower conveniently located on the ground-level deck.

The MAIN LEVEL has gleaming heart pine floors throughout. It contains the kitchen with breakfast bar, dining nook and living room that open to the screened porch with pub-height table and chairs that make it easy to dine 'al fresco' while enjoying the view. In addition, the inside dining area has a very comfortable window seat perfect for afternoon naps or reading a book from our collection. There is a full bath on this level. The Master Bedroom, with king bed, is also located on this level and also has a private full bath.
The LOFT, which serves as the third bedroom, has two twin beds with built-in drawers. The loft also has a 1/2 bath. It is perfect for kids/teenagers or friends. It also has a large open area that provides plenty of extra room for play.

The house has WiFi and all the bedrooms and the loft have their own TVs with DVD players. There is also a TV, DVD player and CD player in the living room.

We invite you to stay at 'Get Your Bathing Suit On'to relax and enjoy 'Old Florida.'

Keywords: Indian Pass, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Beach Views, Beach views, Gulf Views, Gulf


Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters under the age of 25 must be accompanied by an parent/guardian...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have toys galore!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed on the porch and on the deck....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds(1) In Master Bedroom with full bath, Queen size Beds (1) In downstairs bedroom with 1/2 bath, , Twin or Single Beds (2) In Sleeping Loft with 1/2 bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 4: toilet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ground level hot/cold shower and ground level toilet/sink...moreless

  • Second Level has two bathrooms with tub, shower, toilet and sink. The Ground Level has an outdoor shower and toilet. The third/loft level has a toilet and a sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor Shower with hot & cold water, outdoor fish-cleaning table. Crab trap and nets in garage. Lots of water floats and toys. Beach chairs and umbrella. Screened in porch...moreless


  • Toys:

    Shovels, pails, rafts, boogie boards, floatation, noodles, footballs, frisbees, nets, fishing poles....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVDs and access to Free unlimited rentals at Cape San Blas DVD Kiosk which is five miles away....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our home is only one house from the beach. It's just a quick walk 'til you're on the white sand!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The Gulf views from the home are beautiful, not to mention the spectacular sunsets....moreless

  • Rural:

    The St. Joe Buffer Preserve is across the street from 'Get your Bathing Suit On' and includes acres and acres of unspoiled, pristine Florida Wilderness....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Gulf views from the home are beautiful, not to mention the spectacular sunsets....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table for four, Breakfast counter for three. Outside porch table seats four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    with bikes, kayak, fishing and crabbing equipment, bike and kayak car rack, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for 3 cars in garage and in driveway, if more space is needed, please let us know in advance...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance and local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    blender, coffee maker,toaster, waffle maker, crock pot, fondue pot, crab pot, etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully Stocked kitchen. Pans, stock pots, graters, grilling utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    pantry in kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    side by side w/ ice & water thru the door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Third story deck with views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two Crusier Beach Bikes. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rental includes pass for daily deep sea fishing for one adult at Port St. Joe Marina....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Third story sun deck. Screened porch and covered patio, hot & cold outdoor shower, fish-cleaning station...moreless

  • Golf:

    Rental includes golf pass at St. Joe Country club during the months of March through November....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tandem kayak will fit up to three people. Kayak cart too....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in Porch, Smoking is allowed on the porch but not in the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice landscaping....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Permanent Camp site style grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis available at Country club....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    The Port St. Joe Marina provides scuba diving classes and various outfitters and the marina rent water sports equipment....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 13 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,050 $2,200
Oct 31 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$750 $1,960
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2016
3 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Spring
Mar 1 - Mar 11, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring 2016
Mar 12 - May 20, 2016
7 night min stay

May 21 - Oct 15, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Pets are welcome. Please email us regarding our pet fees. Please inquire about long term rates for late Fall and Winter.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Florida regional airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The raw bar
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St Joe country club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Indian pass raw bar

Car: Necessary

We are about a 40 minute drive from Panama City. Panama City has outlet malls, cinemas, many restaurants, water parks, concerts and many other attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our family always wanted a house on the beach and this beach house is a dream come true. We love to swim and fish, Kayak and bike and to just sit on the porch and listen to the music of the birds, the wind and the waves. We are originally from Cuba but now live in the Northeast. We enjoy this house so much and we hope that you will too!!

Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe:
Money Bayou and Money Beach are unique. This is the only place in the Cape San Blas area where you can enjoy all the wonders of the beach and the bayou within steps of each other. Our proximity to St. Vincent's Wildlife Refuge, the St. Joseph Peninsular Park and to the St. Joe Buffer Preserve make this about as an ideal beach, boating, fishing, cycling and exploring beach experience as you will find anywhere!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Bayou for cast netting and crabbing, the surf for swimming and surf fishing, the bike path (a mile away) for cycling, the Raw Bar for great food and camaraderie, the Buffer Preserve, the state park and the Wildlife Refuge for nature exploration (you can see sea horses swimming in the bay at the state park!!!). The closest restaurant is about a mile away. It is the Indian Pass Raw Bar and is famous for its oysters and other seafood (as well as for its VERY casual atmosphere.. it is a DEFINITE local culture experience you should try!) There are a few other restaurants that are fairly nearby, however, if you want even MORE shopping and restaurants-besides those that are nearby- there are a number to choose from in Port St. Joe (9 miles west) and Apalachicola (19 miles east), Mexico Beach (20 miles west) and Panama City (48 miles west).

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to the Beach!

    Welcome to the Beach!

  • Kitchen also has great beach views.

    Kitchen also has great beach views.

  • Dining Area has great views of the Gulf.

    Dining Area has great views of the Gulf.

  • Downstairs Bedroom.

    Downstairs Bedroom.

  • Kayak, Bikes, Beach Cart, Nets, Snorkeling, Nets, Fishing Stuff, Beach Chairs, +

    Kayak, Bikes, Beach Cart, Nets, Snorkeling, Nets, Fishing Stuff, Beach Chairs, +

  • Relax on the top deck with beautiful views!

    Relax on the top deck with beautiful views!

  • Full Bath on main floor

    Full Bath on main floor

  • The Breakfast Bar provides additional seating.

    The Breakfast Bar provides additional seating.

  • Views from the top deck.

    Views from the top deck.

  • Cast netting with a Heron for crabs and fish in Money Bayou

    Cast netting with a Heron for crabs and fish in Money Bayou

  • Big Ole Drum caught on our surf!

    Big Ole Drum caught on our surf!

  • View from the screened porch looking to the west at the Gulf

    View from the screened porch looking to the west at the Gulf

  • View of living area from loft

    View of living area from loft

  • Master Bedroom.

    Master Bedroom.

  • Loft one/half bath

    Loft one/half bath

  • Using the outdoor shower is a MUST!

    Using the outdoor shower is a MUST!

  • Master Bath.

    Master Bath.

  • Spirals to Loft.

    Spirals to Loft.

  • Ground Floor Half Bath

    Ground Floor Half Bath

  • Fishing from the Shore Just Steps from the House.

    Fishing from the Shore Just Steps from the House.

  • Panoramic/Aerial View of our Neighborhood

    Panoramic/Aerial View of our Neighborhood

  • The beautiful St Joe Buffer Preserve surrounds our neigborhood.

    The beautiful St Joe Buffer Preserve surrounds our neigborhood.

  • Get to the Indian Pass Raw Bar Early.

    Get to the Indian Pass Raw Bar Early.

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