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Goof Off at the Gufenauf

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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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Ralph Monger
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

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 Florida Main North West

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our beach house has been available for rent for 8 years as of this posting. We are averging just under 3 rentals per month. That's outstanding. The people who stay here come back. Why? because they love it. It's a cute little house, that's priced right, on a beach that's almost deserted. What's not to like? Did I mention that it's very very quiet with sunsets and stars to die for????
May 2008
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Goof Off at the Gufenauf
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews

Can you say relaxing?

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay at the Gufenauf. Ralph is extremely easy to work with, and offers various suggestions and ideas to make your stay lovely. The home is very well maintained. Ralph called and checked on us to see if we had any questions, and the property manager arrived at the end of our first week to inquire if our needs were met. Neither were obtrusive, but actually caring! The beach is across the "road", and with the golf cart we rented (thanks for the tip, Ralph), we had a great time. We even enjoyed a fire on the beach under the magnificent sky. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a nice relaxing stay. That's what it's all about. I'm glad you had a fire on the beach under the stars -- There's something very special about that. See ya next trip. r
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this lovely home. It was the perfect size for 2 adults and 2 children, and Ralph was very helpful and responsive. The location is great - you walk outside and across the street and you are on the beach. If you want quiet and solitude, Gufenauf is an excellent choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather, We're really glad that you had a good time and were able to relax. That's what its all about. We would love to have you back sometime -- Just let us know.
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little house to stay in at the beach. We were very pleased with it. It is not too far from the beach. I would recommend the golf cart rentals in the area. We loved to get up each morning and head to the beach to watch the sunrise while we collected sea shells. The house has everything you might need to enjoy a stay and feel right at home.We would gladly stay here again in the future. Ralph was very pleasant to work with and he even called to check up on us to make sure we had all that we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you -- You're welcome anytime. You guys were great.
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Indian Pass Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations they even supplied celebration supplies as we were there for our 35 anniversary I found lots of shells as that why I go there. The home was comfy and clean. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you and happy Anniversary --- :-)
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Goofin off at the Gufenauf

  • 5 of 5

Just rented Gufenauf for a short stay and fell in love with it! Love its proximity to the beach and it is well-equipped with everything we two beach bums need. Well-maintained and cared for. Definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When ever you're ready. Just let me know.
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Our Home on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at the Gufenauf it immediately felt like home. Cant say enough about the location, the view from the golf cart trail as you approached the beach was our favorite. Our 8yr old yellow lab was in heaven, riding on the back of the cart, swimming, fetching tennis balls out of the surf and relaxing in the shade under the house. Indian Pass is so laid back, no crowds, very little traffic, and everyone so friendly. Ralph, the owner was extremely helpful recommending the cart rental, best places to eat, fishing trips and best buys on fresh seafood. We can't stop talking about the Indian Pass Raw Bar, great seafood, self-serve beer, and an atmosphere that defies description. We will be back next year for some more "goofing off"

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can tell by your review that you figured out the magic of the Gufenauf and the Pass. You're wonderful people and we look forward to your visit next year. Ralph
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Joe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar


Rates & Availability

Port Saint Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 29 2016 - Feb 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 23 2017 - May 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 18 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a deposit required to hold the reservation and is part of the rent. This is normally $300.
The balance is due 2 weeks before arrival.

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Port Saint Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sofa - Queen Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fish Cleaning Station, Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower

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