Funky Palms..Great Gulf Views..Pet & Kid Friendly..Watch Video
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Indian Pass house description
Funky Palms, decorated in Old Florida memorabilia ,is our bright and sunny Indian Pass beach house located about 50 yards from the beach with great unobstructed Gulf Views. There is a large screened porch across the south side that always enjoys a soft Gulf breeze. There are decks on either side of the screened porch that provide for excellent sunbathing spots.
Funky Palms offers high speed wireless internet and free long distance. Funky Palms sleeps eight, with 2 large king rooms - each enjoying private porches - plus one full room. In addition, there is a large Florida room with twin beds plus a large play area for kids. There are two full baths, one upstairs and one down.
The living, dining and kitchen areas are open and provide terrific space for a family gathering. The living area is equipped with a large TV including DVD plus a stereo including CD player. The kitchen is well equipped, including current appliances.
Funky Palms is also great for kids and pets
Funky Palms has plenty of parking for your boat and is only about a mile from the public boat ramp located directly across from St. Vincent Island.
The Indian Pass area is ideally suited to those that love the outdoors. St. Vincent Island is a 15,000 acre National wildlife preserve that has no residents and can be visited during the day for exploring and picnics. You’ll see all kinds of wildlife including bald eagles that nest on the island. The fishing is some of the best in Florida, oyster beds are abundant, and seasonal scalloping is a favorite activity of many visitors. There are no high rises, no monster houses and a relaxed feel will make you think you have stepped back in time to a Florida that is disappearing all too fast. There is something about this area that makes you feel close to God. some say it is the spirit of the Native Americans that inhabited St Vincent island years ago. I'm not sure what it is or where it came from but it is something special and you will feel it when you come.
If you are interested in golfing there is a nice golf course 20 minutes away.
Keywords: Old Florida Beach House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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Funky Palms was just what we needed. Location is perfect for listening to the waves and seeing the stars. Great breezy porches and so quiet. I would recommend if you want lots of night life and noises to not stay here. But if you are in need of peace and great place to stay then this is your spot. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking which is a plus. Thanks to Barbara for being so accommodating. Would love to go back!
- Guest Toni B.
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you very much for your nice review Toni...I'm glad you appreciated the peacefulness of Indian Pass and I am happy you liked the Funky Palms. We would love for you to come back again sometime...
The house had everything you need,very spacious and well kept. We loved the view from the upper porch,and the large screened in porch provided a bug free place to listen to the waves at night. We totally enjoyed walking the uncrowded beach with our dog every day, so glad he was allowed to come with us, and the quiet was a welcome break. The driveway was nice and large and we could get both the boat and car cleaned up after a day of fishing.
- Guest Grecodave (Palm Coast, Florida-USA)
- Date of stay 09/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners.
Owner response: thank you so much for the great review. we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Funky Palms. we hope you have a great year....
We loved our stay at The Funky Palms. The house was just as described, and Barbara was quick to answer any questions or concerns that arose. (The only reason it didn't get a 5-star rating was because of a housekeeping issue that the owner was unaware of until I brought it to her attention.) We have several children ranging in ages 11-16. We all had a good time relaxing on the beach and finding seashells, sand dollars, & hermit crabs, as well as creating sand art. The guys went deep sea fishing, as well as fished under the bridge at Port St Joe and from the shoreline at the beach. The girls went into Panama City to shop on the one day we experienced rain. At night, we built a fire on the beach and the kids roasted marshmallows. We loved that we could ride our 4-wheeler on the beach (but you need a permit - $150 for non-residents, but it's good for a year). We met several families that fished from the shore. They caught several catfish, a stingray, a hammerhead shark, a black tip shark, and just plain ole shark. It was interesting to see what would be reeled in next! Don't worry the sharks were very small and didn't prohibit any of us from getting back into the water. It was just some good quality family time for all of us to unplug, unwind, and reconnect. Highly recommend this vacation. It's also great you can set up your tent/canopy and chairs and leave them on the beach for the duration of your visit without the worry of someone walking off with your stuff. This is one vacation that we never did eat out anywhere. We chose to eat the fish that was caught (the flounder was amazing!) and whatever we bought at the local grocery store, and everybody was just fine with that.
- Guest OneBigFamily (Gray, GA)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad your family enjoyed the Funky Palms and Indian Pass.
Funky Palms is a Nice Big House in a great location
Funky Palms is a Nice Big House in a great location
Very Roomy and comfortable house with nice decks and views of the ocean. Plenty of room to park cars and boats. Only 1/4 mile from the boat ramp. Great offshore fishing nearby. Beach is a very short walk, and no crowds of people at this beach even in July. I have never seen so many shells on a beach!
- Guest Jeremy (Memphis TN)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I appreciate your kind words and I am happy you liked the house and beach. Indian pass is quite special and I'm glad you enjoyed your time there.
A Lovely Beach Vacation
A Lovely Beach Vacation
Funky Palms is my family's ideal of an Old Florida beach house: simple, comfortable, easy and interesting. We loved the quiet, friendly neighborhood, the views of coastal forest and gulf, and the stroll to the beach. We found the kitchen to be spotless, neat and well equipped, and ate most meals on the porch. The house had plenty of room for us to spread out and we found books and puzzles to entertain us during the heat of the day. We walked daily, fished and spent an afternoon in charming Apalachicola.
- Guest D'Arcy N. (Lookout Mountain, TN)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the great review of the Funky Palms. I am happy to hear that you were comfortable there and that you had a great vacation.
We had a wonderful trip and the Funky Palms house was just what we needed for a much relaxed and enjoyable stay. The house was very roomy, clean, and very close to beach. We will return next year. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home with our family.
- Guest The Wiley's (Thomson, Ga)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for the nice review of your stay at the Funky Palms. I am happy to hear that you had a great time and want to return. We love to have happy guests. Have a good year
we enjoyed funky palms. It was convieniently located to go either to cape san blas, port st. joe or apalachicola all within 20 minutes . as we like to explore. Best places to eat up the creek raw bar in apalach. gants barbeque to go in port st. joe only thurs, fri, and sat. excellant. the raw bar right down the road. we loved the seclusion of the beach. wish the view could have been better if some trees could be cleared it would be magnificent. We would have liked a dining table and chairs on porch instead of picnic table, we like to eat outside and be comfy.the shower heads need replaced. all in all we really enjoyed ourselves at funky palms and would return. thanks barbara.
- Guest val (iowa)
- Date of stay 05/03/13
- Review Submitted 05/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: thank you for the good review of the Funky Palms and the areas surrounding it. I am happy to hear that you had a nice time and would like to return. we love repeat guests. the shower heads are actually energy savers and I know they have a down side but I appreciate your constructive criticism. as far as cutting down some trees for a better view...well that is totally out of my control..it would be nice though!
the perfect getaway
the perfect getaway
We had such a wonderful time at Funky Palms! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. The house is so very comfortable & has everything you need to make your trip complete. You guys have a great sense of style (the lamps & floors are fantastic)!! The beach is so close & so very private. It was nice & quiet, exactly what we needed. We filled our days with long walks, gathering shells & sandollars, fishing, flying kites & spending time as a family (dog included). We cannot wait to return! I have already checked the calendar for availability. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
- Guest Jenny (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
- Date of stay 04/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for your great review.. I'm so happy you all had such a great vacation..you guys are special !
Somewhat noisy, but overall nice
Somewhat noisy, but overall nice
My husband and in-laws stayed two nights at this house since we were attending a beach wedding that was located on Indian Pass. As you can tell from the pictures, Funky Palms is a little dated, but that was fine by us since the nightly rate was lower. While there were several other houses nearby, I think only one of them was occupied, so it felt very secluded. I do wish we had had a better beach view, but the walk to the beach wasn't far at all. My husband and I enjoyed an hour long walk on the beach and only ran into two other people the whole time, so it was very quiet and enjoyable. Our only complaint about the house was that sound seemed to travel in it very well. My husband and I were in the upstairs king bedroom, and we could hear just about everything from the room below us (the living room/dining area) and also the bathroom and other bedroom on our floor. If it weren't for this I would have given the house 4 stars.
- Guest Qtown (Quincy, FL)
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: thank you for your review of your stay in the Funky Palms. I'm sorry you felt it was noisy...I guess that is the downside to an "old Florida Beach house"
A Dream come true!
A Dream come true!
Funky Palms was a dream come true. This retro Florida style house was simply amazing. The only noise you can hear is the crashing waves. A short path to the beach leads to an empty beach full of shells.Star gazing took up the night, as I never have seen so many stars For the best oysters in the world, it's a short distance to the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Get steamed shrimp to go from St. Joe Shrimp. You can not beat the seafood: the freshness and price! The Funky Palms comfortably fit 81/2 people. It has lots of living and deck space and a full kitchen. ! I can not wait to return! The house was clean and the owner was very accommodating.
- Guest Lala (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 04/08/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the great review. We try to please our guests and I am happy to hear you loved the Funky Palms. We look forward to having you back.
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Jun 1 - Aug 10, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
- cleaning fee: $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Pet Fee: $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2003
Why the Owner Chose Indian Pass:
We fell in love with Indian Pass immediately because of its charm and quaintness and laid back living . You feel like you are stepping back in time in this very private beach community. Our grandchildren love the swimming, the shelling and the fishing. Our dogs love the beach as well and Indian Pass beach is great for dogs and dog lovers.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Funky Palms is great for families. Our family has its reunion every year here. the house has plenty of room for privacy and get togethers. Lots of screen porches allow you to feel the breezes and give you great views of the beach
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Funky Palms has plenty of room for your boat and vehicles in the driveway
screen porch ..good for sleeping or eating or just hanging out
covered deck outside upstairs king room with great view of the gulf
private screen porch off downstairs king room
upstairs full bath
great beach for shelling
upstairs king room
downstairs king room with private screen porch
upstairs full room
sun room with twin beds ...great for kids
our beautiful beach just steps from the house
view of the Gulf from the upper porch showing a short walk to the beach
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