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'Gnat's Landing' - Where Beach Life is Best!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to Indian Pass, a remote tropical area reminiscent of uncrowded Florida beaches of the past...the natural beauty of tall palms, pines and palmettos.

These beaches are loaded with shells, the skies are filled with birds and breathtaking stargazing in the evenings.

'Gnat's Landing'(formerly known as 'Southwind'), offers beach living right outside your front door. Glorious panoramic views of a sweeping coastline from St. Vincent's Island Wildlife Preserve to Cape San Blas. Sitting closer to the shoreline than any other house, there is no walk to the beach from 'Gnat's Landing'. Instead, simply step off the front porch and choose your spot to soak up the Florida sun.

The house, newly remodeled and tastefully decorated, offers three bedrooms, two baths, a large great room, dining area and kitchen complete with all the modern conveniences. Enjoy the breeze on the screened in porch while watching the dolphins roll by in the Gulf of Mexico, or sun yourself on the upper deck. This house has it all!

You will be conveniently located one mile from Indian Pass Campground and Marina, and one mile from the world famous Indian Pass Raw Bar, and also just a short five minute drive from the sandy beaches of Cape San Blas where you can visit St. Joseph Peninsula Park, voted top beach of 2002.

Also, experience the history and charm of nearby Apalachicola where you will find unique shops, restaurants and plenty to do!

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Stefanie Peerman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Located in upstairs front bedroom., Double Beds (1) Two Double beds in upstairs back bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

'Gnat's Landing' - Where Beach Life is Best!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Awesome View, Very Comfortable House

  • 5 of 5

Really awesome view, especially from the top deck - and you should see the stars at night from up there! There is virtually no light pollution, so the view was wonderful! Spectacular sunset photos may be taken off the screen porch by opening the door and doing a "point-and-shoot." The kitchen has everything you need if you're going to cook and the house is very well equipped overall with many special touches. The kitchen is colorful, bright, airy, and spacious and the beds are comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal beach house & vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have rented on Indian Pass / Cape San Blas for 17 years and this was my families favorite house. The owners allowed a two week rental and we enjoyed the secluded beach and the warm, accommodating home as an ideal wrap up to our summer. One day we found 25 whole sand dollars while walking. Nearly every day we watched the dolphins jump while they played and fished. The home offered amazing views of both the sunrise and sunset. We can't say enough about this home. I cooked the crab that we caught in the large kitchen. We are going back again next year, and the next and the next!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a special trip for our family because we took my parents with us. We wanted a low key relaxing vacation with the focus on our family time. We were very impressed with the home and its location. We thought the house was clean and welcoming. We had plenty of room for 7 people. We found all the amenities to meet our needs. The only negative thing I could say is there is a house right next door and therefore it is not as secluded as you might perceive. It didn't hinder our privacy. We felt the owners were great to work. It was our first trip to Port St. Joe and it will not be our last. I would highly recommend this home and location to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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east tennessee

great place to totally relax

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our visit to gnats landing,one of the nicest homes in indian pass.If you like peace and quite this is the place to visit.The beach,the bald eagle,and GREAT seafood! Thanks Mindy and Danny

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McDonough, GA

Family time

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this truly beautiful Florida decorated home. The size of the home was perfect for our family, set of grandparents, and a couple of young cousins.

Our most favorite part was we had the beach to ourselves to enjoy from the sand, ocean, indoor panoramic views, or our favorite spot, the screened in porch.

The owners were helpful with answering any questions prior and during our stay. We are thankful they allowed us the opportunity to spend the week in this wonderful rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great remote area... could use some upgrades

  • 3 of 5

The good:

-The beach is very remote. If you are looking to be the only ones on the beach (with the exception of a few cars traveling the beach) than this is the rental for you! We enjoyed having the whole beach to ourselves. We did not see any other families out swimming. Occasionally a couple of people would walk the beach, but for the most part we had it to ourselves.

-The house pictures accurately reflect the inside of the house. It has been recently updated, but still feels like an older house.

-Internet service was great as well as the flat screen tv.

-Owners were very easy to work with.

-Has an outdoor shower which was great for washing off after the beach.

The not so great:

-The outdoor picture of the house does not accurately reflect the exterior of the house. The house is on stilts like most Florida homes. I did not realize this as the picture of the house doesn't show it. We had someone in our party that had very bad knees and had alot of trouble going up and down stairs. I would not recommend this rental for anyone who has trouble with stairs. There are three sets of stairs outside and one inside.

The outdoor screen covered porch: we spent alot of our time on this porch, however it needs to be updated like the inside of the house. Minor repairs (hole in screen, screen door) were covered with painters tape. The cushions for the chairs were ripped and sagging. All of the deck inside and out could use a good coat of stain. Would be nice to have comfortable chairs on the porch since you do spend so much time out there.

The outdoor area around the home needs to be cleaned and updated as well. Someone had had a oyster shucking off the balcony and there were oyster shells everywhere. Minor litter was also around the house. I know I'm being pernickity I just expect alot!. The "charcoal" grill is the type you find at a public park. The type that has been inserted into poured concrete. Would be nice to have a new propane grill to do cookouts on.

FYI: cell phone coverage was only one bar. It was nice that we were able to access our emails through the owners internet service.

That being said though, we did enjoy our stay. It was far from amenities as stated. We found that we do prefer to be a little nearer to amenities. If you want to be away from it all with the beach and waves to yourself this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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