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Winter Came Early This Year, But its a Florida Winter. Sunsets Cant Be Beat Now.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port St. Joe house 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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • 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
                  • 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
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • 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
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • 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

                  Kitchen

                  • 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

                  Outside

                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall/Winter
                  Sep 30 - Feb 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,200 $2,900
                  Spring
                  Mar 1 - May 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,300 $3,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer
                  May 20 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,500 $3,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  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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                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  Location

                  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
                  Many

                  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

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                  Photos

                  • Front of home from across street.

                    Front of home from across street.

                  • 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.

                  • She actually caught a nice flounder there right after I took this.

                    She actually caught a nice flounder there right after I took this.

                  • 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

                  • Typical late season Scallops

                    Typical late season Scallops

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

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

                  VRBO #186198

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

                  $185 - $225 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 70%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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