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Summer May Be Over But the Fishing is Hot and the Weather is Even Better!!

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Last updated: 09/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Old Florida Cottage charm is what awaits you with our bay view home located close to everything Port Saint Joe has to offer. The city boat ramp is 2 blocks away. The marina is 2 minutes away by car. All local shopping and restaurants are with in easy walking or biking distance.

Beaches are only minutes away in either direction.

Historic Apalachicola and its famous shops and food are a 20 minute drive east. Panama City is 25 minutes to the west if you feel the need for traffic and congestion.

This is our home away from home too. So the home is fully stocked with everything you need including basics in the pantry, spices, cooking accessories, cleaners, towels, sheets, etc. We only ask that you replace what ever items you use as these are not included in the rental cost.

Our home is comfortably furnished with two large couches, a full dining room that seats 6, Four bedrooms. One with a King size bed, two with queen size beds,One Bunk room with its own vcr/tv for the kids, two full baths, old heart pine floors and carpet through out.

Because of our great central location, every day is a new adventure whether it be fishing, boating, horseback riding, shelling, scalloping, nature walks, or just relaxing. Its up to you.

We invite you to experience the great sunsets and the comfortable relaxing atmosphere we have enjoyed for years on our back porch or front porch swing.

Keywords: House, beach house, bay front, bay view, gulf view, cottage, boating, fishing, scalloping, water, kayak friendly, boating, rental, shopping, antiques, offshore, birding, beach, snapper, redfish, trout, shark, shelling, birdwatching, music festival, fishing tournament, camper hookup, 4 bedroom, patio, porch, grill, large yard, scallop festival, home rental, boat friendly


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


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

    minimum age of primary renter must be 25 years. Some latitude may be granted at our discretion....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Board games, separate play area. Big yard. Safe neighborhood....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Failure to comply will result in loss of deposit without exception....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    At our discretion, and only upon our approval....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This is a house originally built in the 1950's so its not very wheelchair friendly. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large yard and plenty of room for Boat or RV. An RV plug is provided on the side of the house. You can pull your boat in from the front and leave out the back. From there its just one minute to the ramp....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some kids toys available...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Some videos/dvd on site. Video store down the street....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • 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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    This is a bayview property with awsome views of the bay and sunsets. Evening breezes....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    St joe bay is just across the street and is viewable from all the bedrooms, and porches. The breeze in the evening combined with the sunset is awesome....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    secure wireless, security key provided with house instructions....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas. Very warm in winter...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Real brick fireplace with log set that looks like the real thing and puts out allot of heat....moreless

  • Heating:

    central ...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 large couches, and lounge chair...moreless

  • Parking:

    double wide drive with plenty of room for boats, trailers. More parking and wash down in backyard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    large gravel parking area...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Electric plug in on side of cottage for RV and water....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch high efficiency stack washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Home network available and Open networks available in town. No Name Cafe down the road on Reed Ave is a great place for coffee and browsing....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with everything from utensils to blender....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a front porch with a porch swing. There is a large wood deck a the rear which has is very pleasant in the evenings/sunset with patio furniture....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    large back deck for relaxing and entertaining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,200 $2,900
Spring 2016
Mar 1 - May 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,300 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


Some holidays require minimum stays.

Peak season may require a one week minimum stay.

July and August one week minimum stays only.


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Last updated: 09/21/2015
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  • Cape San Blas./Port St. Joe Scalloping

    "One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Especially by boat!!"

  • Joe Mama's

    "All fresh and homemade every day. Best place to eat in town. "

  • Pepper's Mexican Grill

    "Average low cost table fare. Top shelf margaritas are pretty good. Always dependable. "

  • Sunset Coastal Grill

    "Great views, and good food most of the time. They are getting better. A little on pricey side. "

  • Daly's Dock & Dive Center

    "Just down the street a few blocks. get your snorkel and dive gear here. Also can book dive t..."

  • Seahorse Water Safaris

    "For those of you who need a boat when your here. Or want a chartered bay experience this is ..."

  • Dockside Seafood And Raw Bar

    "Great place for sundown cocktails but the food is hit or miss. New owners so let us know wha..."

  • St Joseph Peninsula State Park

    "A must see. Miles of unspoiled beaches, tons of wildlife. Great by car and boat."

  • Owl Cafe

    "One of the best Florida seafood restaurants. Definitely one of our favorites."

  • Toucan's Tiki Bar

    "Fun beach bar. One of the few. Stay away from the food unless you like tourist crap. "

  • Killer Seafood

    "Great local joint. Can be crowed during season."

  • Happy Oars - Kayak and Bike Rentals

    "For all your bike and kayak needs"

  • Paul Gant's Bar B Que

    "Great BBQ, and a great take out for a day on the water."

  • Indian Pass Trading Post

    "Old Florida is what this is all about. Great oysters and shrimp. Self serve refreshments and..."

  • Port Inn

    "The port Inn an the thirsty goat. A 4 minute walk. "

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Thirsty Goat
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Joe Country club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 98
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joe Mammas Gourmet pizza
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

World class bay & offshore fishing available from the marina 3 blocks down the road, Scalloping is some of the best in the state when in season, Cape San Blas state park is across the bay with its world famous white sand, shelling, and wild life.

The Boat ramp is 2 blocks down the road. All local restaurants and shopping with in easy walking distance.

Every day on the water here is different, you never know what you will catch or see. Turtles, rays, manatees, dolphin, sharks. You may see them all in 10 minutes or throughout the day. Every day is an adventure.

Horse back riding on the beach available daily.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Your host Ted Sparling is a life time Florida resident who has traveled all over Florida. Gulf county has all the things I love the most about Florida and the water. It is one off the few places I never want to leave. I know you will come to love Port St Joe and the surrounding area like I have and invite you to experience it for yourselves.

Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe:
I bought this house many years ago because of its proximity to everything. It has the best of what gulf county has to offer in any direction. Great views, good clean neighborhood, and But most important was its close to what we enjoy most about the area and that's the water.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A typical summer day starts with a cup of coffee on the porch swing or the back porch, Loading the boat from the back porch, topping off the boat with fuel one block down the road, splashing the boat the next block down the road, playing on the water all day and sometimes into the night. Cooking our days catch on the back porch for dinner. watching the sun go down, then telling lies into the night. Then getting up and doing it again. On our days off we go driving on the beach, or to Apalachicola, or to Panama City if we feel the need for civilization.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spring thaw St Joe style 2015

    Spring thaw St Joe style 2015

  • View from porch swing at sundown (bay looks farther away in photo)

    View from porch swing at sundown (bay looks farther away in photo)

  • Middle Guest bed Room with queen bed

    Middle Guest bed Room with queen bed

  • Kids Bunk room/play room

    Kids Bunk room/play room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • fireplace, and worlds most comfortable couch.

    fireplace, and worlds most comfortable couch.

  • This is a picture of half the back deck. The bay is in the background.

    This is a picture of half the back deck. The bay is in the background.

  • Boat snacks as fresh as they get!!

    Boat snacks as fresh as they get!!

  • My daugher with one of 15 reds she caught off the beach 2011

    My daugher with one of 15 reds she caught off the beach 2011

  • Our secret beach

    Our secret beach

  • View from edge of bay across from house. good wade fishing here!!

    View from edge of bay across from house. good wade fishing here!!

  • Sundown St Joe Style

    Sundown St Joe Style

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Master Bed with King bed

    Master Bed with King bed

  • Corner Guest bedroom

    Corner Guest bedroom

  • Kitchen with siltstone tops

    Kitchen with siltstone tops

  • Dinning and foyer/desk

    Dinning and foyer/desk

  • New remodeled guest bath

    New remodeled guest bath

  • Facing bay from front porch. State park is directly across bay from the house.

    Facing bay from front porch. State park is directly across bay from the house.

  • quick release of 30Lb redfish caught off the cape 2011

    quick release of 30Lb redfish caught off the cape 2011

  • Our youngest showing her skills. Left with a bucket and an hour later this!

    Our youngest showing her skills. Left with a bucket and an hour later this!

  • Kids enjoying outdoors! What a concept. No TV.

    Kids enjoying outdoors! What a concept. No TV.

  • The fall redfish are here on the beaches!!

    The fall redfish are here on the beaches!!

  • Summer 2015 huge scallops this year

    Summer 2015 huge scallops this year

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