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Gulf Front; 3BR, Sleeps 10, Sunsets, Booking August

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Blue skies, blue water, a calm and peaceful holiday.

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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

'OH THE VIEW! Looking out over the ocean brought instant peace and relaxation. It doesn't get much better than sitting out on the porch in rocking chairs' .from a recent guest,
Bishop, Ga.

Grab a cup of coffee and relax on the porch in the morning, enjoying your gulf front view of Cape San Blas, dolphins swimming out close to you. Enjoy the beach, which is only footsteps away. We have plenty of room for your beach gear, an outdoor shower and 2 huge porches for hanging out. Perfect for families who want it all;beachfront plus privacy and room to breathe.

Huge kitchen, hardwood floors, cable TV, DVD, WiFi, washer, dryer, fully stocked kitchen. You have a view from the kitchen, dining room, living area,upstairs bedrooms and master bedroom.. Located 5.4 miles east of the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, it is a perfect place for a family vacation, and offers privacy to 3 couples. Local ownership insures quick attention to any requests and a proven history of upkeep and repair.
This is a perfect area for those who don't want the glitz and glamour (and crowded beaches, clogged traffic, and congestion) of other beautiful beaches. Just relax with us and find out what 'old Florida' means!
No parties or weddings even though we are beachfront- our insurance forbids it.
We encourage you to read our guests' comments and you'll see why we're proud of what we do and what we offer.

Winter Visitors! We will discuss winter rentals with those interested.


Please do not contact us about reductions in the rental rate- we are the most reasonably priced beachfront house and do not look kindly on attempts to further lower our rate.

Keywords: beach house, beach front home, Mexico Beach, beach rental, GULF FRONT, Gulf County, 3 bedroom, sunset views, Forgotten Coast, St. Joe Beach

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on porch w/proper ash tray....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • separated from other beach houses by a long block on each side.. Maximum privacy,...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • 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

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    deluxe, closed loop, noiseless air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    washer-dryer room on parking level....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    covered parking for 3 cars...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For a fee of $45.00....moreless

  • Living Room:

    roomy living room with sofa, love seat, and chairs with beautiful view of gulf. Flat screen TV.Extra chairs for visiting or TV viewing....moreless

  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    generously furnished with dining and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, utensils, and cooking pots for a crowd....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    total electric...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2) Huge porches-rocking chairs, perfect for sitting. One upstairs, one downstairs....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Enjoy the beautiful white sand beach! 12/29/2012

VRBO Bear stayed here:


The moment we walked into what we call “The Rocking Chair House”, we were amazed at how well maintained, nice and spacious the house was. Many properties say beachfront or near the beach but this house is right on a large stretch of a gorgeous white sand beach! You can take in the views from two full length covered porches with eight plus relaxing rocking chairs.

One of the best part of any beach stay is a bonfire and at this house it’s completely legal and fun to do. Just clean up the area in the morning. There’s a trash can right at the entrance so this is easy to do. We enjoyed making s’mores and telling stories by the fire a couple of the evenings.

The WIFI reaches out towards the beach and on the patios so you can enjoy browsing your iPad, checking emails and sending real time photos that will make your family jealous :)

The house is very spacious compared to many we have stayed at and has a very efficient layout. Each bedroom has two sinks, one in the shower area and one right in each of the master bedroom(s). This allows two people to get ready at the same time and have some extra space.

The kids had a blast going up and down the spiral staircase which makes the upstairs feel like their private hideaway. There are other doors upstairs leading to the second “full length” deck which they used a bit, but they really enjoyed the spiral staircases.

We had some great meals at Joe Mama’s Pizza and several of the local oyster bars. Even during the off season, this area is a blast and offers many great things to do. One of our favorite adventures was driving out to the Indian Pass oyster bar which is near a park out on a peninsula.

This property is basically two symmetrical fully equipped 3 bedroom houses split by a rolling door. You can rent both or one side during non summer months. Due to the flexibility of this layout, you can have a family reunion with multiple families or book it for yourself.

The hosts were very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. One morning we had a wind storm and they called us to make sure everything was alright. This house was so solid and quiet, we barely even noticed but appreciated the call.

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
May 24 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,950
sept-Oct
Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$370
$1,850
November-February
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$290
$1,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • refundable cleaning fee $200
  • linen service $45 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted. The full balance due must be received two weeks prior to the reservation.


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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City Florida.
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Regan's
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Joe Beach
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St. Joe Beach
Nearest Beach
in front of house

Car: Recommended

Watching Sunsets from the decks, inside the home or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive . Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Owned by 3 siblings, the family who lives 7 miles away (in Port St Joe) manages the property.

Why the Owner Chose St. Joe Beach:
The land, long owned by the family, finally got its house when everybody realized what a special site it was. Located on a part of the beach where houses are spaced far apart, only 14 lots enjoyed this prime location. The spot also boasted a perfect sunset view- voila, the decision was made. The house, though simple, was architect-designed for maximum comfort during a beach stay. the privacy, the view, the beautiful water and white sand beach that have been beloved by family members for generations were the reasons for the location choice.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although there are nearby activities, you feel like you are 'home' when you're in this comfortable house.Great spot to enjoy cooking- a generous well-stocked kitchen plus great selection of restaurants. Extremely roomy, leading to pleasant family interaction. Large porches for relaxing, watching kids swim, and enjoying the sunset.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Blue skies, blue water, a calm and peaceful holiday.

    Blue skies, blue water, a calm and peaceful holiday.

  • Living room- sofas have a beach view.

    Living room- sofas have a beach view.

  • Sun shining through the clouds, as seen from the porch.

    Sun shining through the clouds, as seen from the porch.

  • kitchen/dining room

    kitchen/dining room

  • view from the living room

    view from the living room

  • Upstairs bedroom (one of two) with 2 double beds and vanity area w/sink.

    Upstairs bedroom (one of two) with 2 double beds and vanity area w/sink.

  • outside steps, down the side of the house.

    outside steps, down the side of the house.

  • The tub/shower combination in the downstairs tile bathroom.

    The tub/shower combination in the downstairs tile bathroom.

  • a shady seat to view a sunny beach.

    a shady seat to view a sunny beach.

  • The sea oats on the dunes are part of the interesting plant life in front of the

    The sea oats on the dunes are part of the interesting plant life in front of the

  • view of the beach from the upstairs porch.

    view of the beach from the upstairs porch.

  • Enjoy the sun or the shade of the porch, with a new railing design.

    Enjoy the sun or the shade of the porch, with a new railing design.

  • beach view from the front porch.

    beach view from the front porch.

  • The newly renovated kitchen/ dining area.

    The newly renovated kitchen/ dining area.

  • The king size bed in the Master Bedroom is comfortable.

    The king size bed in the Master Bedroom is comfortable.

  • Plenty of room and shade for cars underneath the house.

    Plenty of room and shade for cars underneath the house.

  • Master bedroom. King bed w/private bath.

    Master bedroom. King bed w/private bath.

  • One of the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Each bedroom has 2 double beds.

    One of the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Each bedroom has 2 double beds.

  • tile bathroom, ensuite with the master bedroom

    tile bathroom, ensuite with the master bedroom

  • View of the duplex from the beach: huge porches.

    View of the duplex from the beach: huge porches.

  • view from the upstairs porch

    view from the upstairs porch

  • looking down from the front porch, there's a shower on your walkway to the beach

    looking down from the front porch, there's a shower on your walkway to the beach

  • The downstairs porch, complete with rocking chairs to view the sunset.

    The downstairs porch, complete with rocking chairs to view the sunset.

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