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The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

St. Joe Beach house description

' There's a marvelous, peaceful aura in your property there. Can't be just the marvelous setting. Must also come from the care you give it.'
from a review by Marty

Come and enjoy our white sand beach, beautiful water, and perfect sunsets. This unique, beachfront house is the only home on a 600 foot stretch of white sand beach (that means that no house is jammed against you on either side).The spacious open floor plan features hardwood floors and tile baths, flat screen tvs,dvd players, and wifi, plus a fully outfitted kitchen and laundry room make this a perfect house for your vacation needs.It is designed with a central wall that has sets of pocket doors between two sides so that it can be rented as one whole unit (six bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, etc.) or the sets of sliding pocket doors can be closed and it can be rented as two units. During the months of June and July, we only rent it as a whole unit. It is a well thought out, architect designed home that features simple decor - pine floors throughout and simple, functional furnishings. Each bedroom opens onto the Gulf breezes. It features two huge decks that span the whole gulf front of the house where rocking chairs are waiting for the guests, making the oceanfront location a perfect place to watch dolphins and sea birds.

Our Gulf County beaches were voted the number one beaches in America several years ago and many people describe this as 'Old Florida', comparatively unspoiled and unfrequented by the hordes of vacationers. We have sunsets that take your breath away and the beach is your front yard, only steps down your private walkway.
This home is located on a stretch of beach known locally as 'the Beaches' and is made up of Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill Beach, and St. Joe Beach. It is the spot where the beautiful white sand/blue water beach begins (and extends west) in the panhandle and there have been several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues shot here because of the natural beauty of the beachfront, our beautiful dunes, and impressive beachfront plant life.
The owners live nearby and are able to give the property the attention it deserves. Please read our comments to get an idea of the relaxing nature of a stay here.
Please do not contact us for price reductions;we are already well under local market value.
No weddings; No parties are allowed on the property.
Our house rents Sunday-Sunday for weekly rentals all summer and in April.

NEWS FROM ST. JOE BEACH- Changes have occured in our area. Panama City has built a new airport and the airport features service by Southwest Air as well as other airlines. .
Sacred Heart Hospitals has opened a hospital in Port St. Joe,7 miles east of the beach house on Highway 98. It features a 24 hr emergency room and greatly expanded services for the area. In Sacred Heart on the Gulf's opening year, it has received very high ratings for professionalism and courtesy.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House, Mexico Beach, Beach front rental, Beach front, Gulf County, 6 Bedroom, St Joe Beach, Forgotten Coast, Sunset Views.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            family friendly beach. This beach is appreciated by local families because there is no undertow....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in house, smoking allowed on deck with proper use of ashtrays....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age limit (26+ for primary renter)...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            This is a no pet vacation home....moreless

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

          • Bedroom 3: 2 double

            very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 double

            very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 double

            very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 double

            very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            ensuite bath, tub shower combination...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            private, ensuite bath. tub/shower...moreless

          • King size Beds (2) Two Kings in whole house. both located in master bedrooms on first floor., Double Beds (8) Eight double beds in whole house. Two doubles each in 4 upstairs bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            tile bath, roomy...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            tile bath, roomy...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            tile bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            tile bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            2 half baths downstairs...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            (2) If whole house is rented, there are two complete electric kitchens....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Various beach restaurants and several local caterers will cater....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            generously outfitted with cooking utensils....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (2) In whole house, 2 refrigerators....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens provided for a fee. $80 per week for the whole house....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            deluxe, noiseless, water cooled geothermal system....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Room for 5 cars under covered space....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            washer dryer room on parking level....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • dedicated beach for a long city block on each side, ceiling fans in each room, and private boardwalk to the beach with outside shower. Linens provided for a fee($45 per side), (whole house contains 2 King beds and 8 double beds)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) flat screen brand new TVs. One on each side....moreless

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                You can even use it sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Two separate landline phone numbers, one for each side....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    (2) 1,520 square feet of covered porches (we don't call them Lanais) that cover both levels of the full length of the house. Equipped with rocking chairs for serious reflecting on the beautiful view....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Golf
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Groceries
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 34 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

                  The VRBO Bear
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  sept - oct
                  Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  nov - feb
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  mar - may
                  Mar 1 - May 24, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  summer
                  May 25 - Sep 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,700

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • refundable cleaning fee $200
                  • linen service $90 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

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                  Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Panama City Airport
                  St. Joe Beach
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 98, close to house
                  St. Joe Beach
                  Nearest Beach
                  front yard

                  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, canoeing, 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.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

                    The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

                  • View from the beach of the house with its huge porches capturing the gulf breeze

                    View from the beach of the house with its huge porches capturing the gulf breeze

                  • The kitchen/dining area, newly renovated.

                    The kitchen/dining area, newly renovated.

                  • the house from the water's edge- notice that there are no houses close by.

                    the house from the water's edge- notice that there are no houses close by.

                  • The kitchen and dining area.

                    The kitchen and dining area.

                  • view from the living room

                    view from the living room

                  • First floor porch with rocking chairs. Enjoy rocking and listening to the waves

                    First floor porch with rocking chairs. Enjoy rocking and listening to the waves

                  • The comfortable King sized bed (2 downstairs)

                    The comfortable King sized bed (2 downstairs)

                  • one of two master bedrooms, you can see and hear the waves from each bedroom.

                    one of two master bedrooms, you can see and hear the waves from each bedroom.

                  • this shows both living rooms, but with one of the pocket doors partly closed.

                    this shows both living rooms, but with one of the pocket doors partly closed.

                  • your view from one of the living room sofas

                    your view from one of the living room sofas

                  • your view of the water from the front porch.

                    your view of the water from the front porch.

                  • Step from the front porch directly to the beach

                    Step from the front porch directly to the beach

                  • View of the beach house from your front yard (the beach)

                    View of the beach house from your front yard (the beach)

                  • we have the most beautiful sunset views. such a luxury!

                    we have the most beautiful sunset views. such a luxury!

                  • One living room.

                    One living room.

                  • View of the kitchen/ dining area. taken from the living room.

                    View of the kitchen/ dining area. taken from the living room.

                  • The 2 living rooms.

                    The 2 living rooms.

                  • An upstairs bedroom, each has 2 double beds.

                    An upstairs bedroom, each has 2 double beds.

                  • A downstairs bathroom, with tub/shower combination.

                    A downstairs bathroom, with tub/shower combination.

                  • view of the inside spiral stairs, and the entrance to one of the two master bedr

                    view of the inside spiral stairs, and the entrance to one of the two master bedr

                  • upstairs bedroom (one of 4) which is extremely spacious, and has 2 double beds.

                    upstairs bedroom (one of 4) which is extremely spacious, and has 2 double beds.

                  • Our serene beach, viewed through a dune covered by sea oats.

                    Our serene beach, viewed through a dune covered by sea oats.

                  VRBO #95734

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 05, 2014

                  $2,800 - $3,700 per week (USD)
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                  6 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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