About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
The original 'Gufenauf' name was for our boat, symbolizing our intentions -to goof off! We learned to do it so well, we extended the name to our house and invite you to enjoy your own goofin' off experience.
This Gulf Front home is located at Indian Pass in the heart of 'Florida's Forgotten Coast'. Indian Pass is one of the last beaches which still allows campfires for wiener-roasts and s'mores. Because of the unique land/water interplay, the sky creates a planetarium affect, producing sunrises, sunsets and night skies that have to be seen to be believed.
Bring your boat, the driveway is accommodating and the public boat ramp leading to some of Florida's best fishing is only 3/4 mile east; but if you don't find our hidden grouper holes, just drive one mile west to the renowned Indian Pass Raw Bar, home to Apalachicola's finest oysters and seafood. Snorkeling and scalloping is available in St. Joe Bay, only a few miles further West. One-quarter mile from the boat ramp lies St. Vincent Island, a 12,358 acre uninhabited national wildlife refuge (a shuttle is available). Also within minutes is St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - A 2500 acre Park voted the top beach in America in 2002 and is constantly in the top 10.
No boat? Book your own diving or fishing charter with one of the many captains or just sit on the balcony, sipping your favorite beverage and watch the shrimp boats passing the 'Gufenauf' on their way to deep waters.
Whether it’s fishing, crabbing, diving or metal detecting for the legendary pirates' treasure buried at Money Bayou, we hope you enjoy the magic of 'Gufenauf'.
Keywords: Beach House
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- Apr 23, 2018
About Ralph Monger
Although we live in Central Fl., we have been coming to Indian Pass for the past 35 years. At first we rented in the area and then in 1987 we bought the Gufenauf. To visit Indian Pass is like stepping back in time 50 years. We have been lucky enough to take our kids, grandkids and now our great grandkids to this magical place. It truly is the 'Forgotten Coast' and hopefully will remain that way for many years to come.
Ralph Monger purchased this House in 1987
Why Ralph Monger chose Indian Pass
This is a question better answered by those renters who come back year after year.
What makes this House unique
We love it here because it's quite, safe, and secluded. We enjoy fishing off of the beach and crabbing with the kids, not to mention, the fresh seafood in the area. Mostly, we enjoy just kicking back, doing nothing, and working on our stress relief. We've had enough of the big city resort vacations.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our Happy Place
This home was perfect for our vacation, the house was very clean and close to a beautiful beach.
Pelican Roost 2018
The property is very accessible, and well constructed. Proximity to the beach is perfect, and the short trailway from the residences to the beach was a conduit to some pleasant encounters with other vacationers, and owners. The accommodation is roomy and very comfortable, with excellent WiFi for communication and entertainment features from TV/Radio broadcasts are good. The view from the "crows nest" was nice for early morning coffee and review of the news on the computer while listening to the soothing features of the Gulf surf. The kitchen is well equipped, a light over the kitchen table would be a bonus for family game night, and the bedrooms were comforting and pleasant with open windows, the nite sounds were soothing. Heavy rain one day, but we took advantage of the high and dry feature of the under "deck/carport" for storage of our golf equipment, and little projects (i.e.- cleaning, polishing, and sorting Linda's sand dollars. In short it was a terrific opportunity to bask in the dog friendly and social environment of INDIAN PASS and do some GUFANAUF. It was gratifying that dog owners by majority are responsible for their "pups" cleanliness and behavior. Look in the sky and watch the bald eagles soar and dive for their nestlings next meal. We will return!!!
Fantastic place to go relax or if you want a lot of things to do
Ralph was great from the start to the end he called me he text me several times before gave me a lot of information call me when I got there make sure I had everything I needed and call me after to make sure everything went well I will definitely be going there again thank you Ralph
We really enjoyed having you guys Henry and we look forward to having you back. You might want to try 2 weeks next time. One week just passes too fast.
Beyond Expectations !
Enjoyed a wonderful time walking the quite stretches of pristine beach, surf fishing and cooking local oysters on the BBQ. Experienced many excellent day trips exploring this beautiful region by car. Our Host Ralph was very helpful and can be contacted any time if you need something or require information about the area. The home is comfortable and has everything you could possibly need for a short or long term stay. The Forgotten Coast exceeded all expectations with its spectacular scenery and laid back atmosphere. We will definitely will be back.
A and Y Whyte
Great Confortable Pet Friendly House
My husband & I stayed a week with our two dogs and had a wonderful stay. All you need is there, from the bath & dish towels, plates, pots & pans, washer/dryer, charcoal bbq. I brought spices from home and the grocery store, but to my surprise, those were there already. Every place I've rented before has never had even your basic needs of salt & pepper!
The neighborhood was quiet & safe. The beach is right thru the pathway & we had a beach stroller to carry all our beach stuff, so it was easy to take everyday to & from.
We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the picnic table and ate dinner there too while watching the sunset. The last day while hanging out on the beach, we got to see a bunch of doliphins swimming pretty close to the shoreline!
The Indian Pass Raw Bar was fabulous! Frank gave us information on a good place to buy fresh shrimp to cook at tge house.
I hope to make future vacations at the Gufenauf. Big thank you to Frank for his hospitality on this rental!
WE HAD A BLAST !! MY WIFE AND I LOVED THE HOUSE , THE BEACH, THE FISHING . PRIVET QUIET AND A NICE PASS TO THE GULF IN THE BOAT FOR OFFSHORE FISHING . THANKS AGAIN RALPH FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE YOUR HOME WE WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THANKS TODD AND PAMALA HAYCOK
Just let me know when you want to come back and we'll set it up.
Glad you enjoyed yourselves we certainly enjoyed you.
Until later, Ralph