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New secluded 1 floor beach house on 4 mile bike trail w/ private beach.

Port St. Joe, FL, USA
  • House2028 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Beautiful views of the bay and Cape San Blas are complimented by stained glass, antique nautical décor, and ocean art with both screen and open porches. This pet friendly home has a fenced area for Fido and the kids, covered paved parking for four and has all living areas on the second floor with the bonus of a first floor 1/2 bathroom. (No running up and down 3 flights of stairs during your stay.)

Two beach chairs, towels and a sand beach mat are provided along with a wagon and rolling cooler to allow you an easy walk through the dunes to the water. Sitting on a premier scallop hatchery, St. Joseph Bay, with large Redfish, Trout and Whiting caught within view of the house's gorgeous Ibis weathervane, allows you to enjoy the water without driving to the beach.

After enjoying a walk along the 2.5 miles of conservation beach with nice shells, cook your catch on the grill and enjoy the sunset from the porch of this western facing home. Very secluded and yet only 5 miles midway between the cities of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. This home completed in 2018 will be available for rent starting March 24, 2018.


Craig A. Fletcher

Member Since 2018
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Craig A. Fletcher

The owners live 60 miles north of the property and have an apartment at the beach. They, along with their young daughter, come often to the coast and are wiling to provide a myriad of personal services including shopping, escorted visits to historical areas and boating on the bay. These services, along with additional bicycles, an electric scooter, crab traps, items for toddlers (access denial gates, toys, swing, small bed /crib, changing table, toddler bicycle ride along trailer, ride-on toys, and booster chair) are able to be leased at very reasonable rates. Rental information on these items is available from the owners.

Craig A. Fletcher purchased this House in 2018

Why Craig A. Fletcher chose Port St. Joe

If you want crowds, beaches devoid of shells, walks across busy streets with honking cars and no view of the water, this is not the house for you. This home finished in 2018 not only has a gorgeous view of the water with over four miles of St.Joe Bay bike trail right out front. Beautiful décor compliments the home with all living areas on ONE FLOOR. There is plenty of wooded areas to wander through and pick herbs, berries and vegetables growing in this pristine area. (Owner will show you what is edible.) This one-of-a-kind home also offers a significant discount for visitors that post unique pictures on the annual Ava's Beach House "Bragging Board."

What makes this House unique

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with over 4 miles of secluded beach, this home offers the bicycle enthusiast an opportunity to daily see the gulf views along the Bay Bicycle Trail. Tie up your boat out front of the property and there is a screened porch for those times that the Florida bugs try to invade your sunset watch in the evening.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
          1 California King with Casper mattress; 1 Queen bed with Casper mattress; 1 Nantucket Queen bed; 2 Bunks (3 twins and 1 full size bed) a couch that converts into double bed. Also a crib/small bed is available upon request and for those desiring a truely "old Florida sleeping experience," a hammock.


        • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Double Sinks, double shower heads, & comfort height toilet.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Comfort height toilet.
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Comfort height toilet.
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, outdoor shower, 1st floor 1/2 bath w/ comfort height toilet & outside shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              The house sits on the St. Joseph Bay Bike trail facing west with beach and bay views.
            • Ocean View
              Front of the house faces St. Joseph Bay and has gorgeous views of sunsets over the water.


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          This is available for long term renters.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              with ice maker.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 9 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Bicycles
                                          These bicycles may be rented for a minimal charge along with a baby/toddler trailer attachment. Our house is directly on the Bay Bike Trail.
                                        • Boat
                                          Pontoon boats may be rented at the marina in Port St. Joe.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          There are three second floor decks (12 X 15), two face the water with one is screened in. There is another roomy deck facing the wooded areas away from the water.
                                        • Golf
                                          There is a course in Port St. Joe about 8 miles away
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          There are several public courts in Port St. Joe.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • churches
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              1 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful new home near the bay!

                                                              Angie P.

                                                              We had a great time at Ava’s Beach House! Great bike trail. Mattresses in king and queen room were very comfy. There is a Murphy bed in the third room and one bunk bed in the last room (there will be another upon completion I think). There is a beautiful stain glass light on roof of house that you can light at night. You can tell the owners are hard at work getting everything done. Just needs a few minor things added for completion. Great space! Great place! Will be a five star rental upon completion I’m sure!!!


                                                              Port St. Joe, FL, USA

                                                              Our house is located midway between Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach, FL on Saint Joseph Bay. The area is known for beautiful beaches, a laidback atmosphere and there are numerous bicycle trails including the 4.5 mile Bay Bike Trail that our house is located on. Pristine conservation beaches with limited public access points provide opportunities for finding nice shells in this part of "Old Florida." A fishing pier in Mexico Beach is complimented by antique shopping in Port St. Joe (PSJ)and Apalachicola. Party boats and kayaks are available for rent in PSJ and there are numerous restaurants in several beach communities. We are only 19 miles from Tyndale AFB Main Gate and 100 miles from Tallahassee, the Florida capitol.

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