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Laughing Dolphin - Enjoy Sunrise Over the Pool & Sunset Over the Gulf.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,208 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) Underneath parking

After spending time in the Laughing Dolphin you'll provide your own superlatives to describe your vacation in our beach home. This single family home on stilts was built in 2000 and has been lovingly maintained by the owners. It has provided countless days of enjoyment and relaxation for our family gatherings, and our guest.

Watch the sun rise from the rear deck overlooking the community pool (only 13 homes have access) and end your day relaxing on the covered front deck or step across the street to the beach for a gorgeous sunset over the Gulf.

While you are across the road you can stroll for miles on the white sand beach or throw a line in the water and catch your dinner. Either way, be sure to watch for the dolphins who can be frequently seen playing near shore.

We accept VISA & MASTERCARD Cards for your convenience!

Keywords: House, Beach, Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Gena

Our family loves spending time together in our little piece of Heaven. We love to share it with new and old friends and hope you will make many memories to last for many years to come.

Gena purchased this house in 2013

Why Gena chose Florida Main North West

Our home is in a quiet area of the beach.

What makes this house unique

Fully stocked kitchen. Washer and dryer. Lots of parking. Large outdoor space with grilling area, swing and outdoor shower for your use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Rick & Patricia,

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. It was great having direct owner contact. The beach house was inviting and very comfortable. We read, fished, walked on the beach and watched a beautiful sunset. The home met our needs and we were able to relax! We are so glad we found you guys and look forward to our next trip. Thank you for the gifts. We will always remember the wonderful trip to the Laughing Dolphin.
Jun 2010
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1208 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Bed in master room, Queen Bed in 2nd bedroom, Sofa sleeper in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk alcove with 2 single beds that kids of all ages will enjoy
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Laughing Dolphin - Enjoy Sunrise Over the Pool & Sunset Over the Gulf.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 80 reviews

Wonderful place! Be mindful, the bunk beds are small and literally in a closet!

  • 4 of 5

Need more supports on the stilt foundation. The whole building shakes with one person walking in the home!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Pool and beach! And an adorable house!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Laughing Dolphin, please come back again. Thank you for the review.
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Loved our stay at Laughing Dolphin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved Laughing Dolphin! The convenience of the pool and beach are hard to beat and the home is spacious and well stocked. Thank you for sharing your lovely beach home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so glad you were able to come and enjoy your stay. We love having the pool after we have been on the beach all day. Please come again!!
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Great Value Across from the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Laughing Dolphin. The house was well laid out, had a well stocked kitchen and was neat and clean. It's conveniently located for beaching it, and close to necessities but not too close like many of the good beach areas which are more congested/developed. The pool was a huge plus when the kids got tired of sand, and salt. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad everything was convenient for you and your family. We hope everything will work out so that you can come again!!! Thank you for booking your vacation with us!!!
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Great time had by all at the Laughing Dolphin!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. My family of 5, all had a great time swimming in the pool and playing at the beach all week. We had some great dinners at Toucans and Mango Marleys in Mexico Beach. We rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours one day off of Cape San Blas and were able to see lots of stingray, sea turtles, sea urchins, sand dollars and starfish. We also ventured into Panama City Beach to go to the Ripley's Believe it or Not attraction which was about a 40 min drive to get there. Your home had almost everything we needed for the week and the master bedroom was very spacious which worked out nice for our 4 month old who will only sleep in her swing. We had plenty of room for everything plus her swing, and the bed was very comfortable. Our kids loved the bunk beds being in he hall and my niece slept well in the 2nd bedroom. We were so happy to have perfect weather everyday and the ocean was perfectly clear everyday, some of the neighbors even commented that the water was the prettiest they have ever seen it since they had been living there. We would definitely come back and stay again!!

The only cons I have are more for the cleaning crew. We only had a half of a roll of toilet paper left in each bathroom, and both the liquid soap in the kitchen and master bath were almost empty when we arrived. We ran out of both pretty quickly and had to run down to the Dollar General to purchase new soap, and toilet paper. Also on check out day an hour and a half before we had to be out, the cleaning people were sitting in their car in the driveway waiting for us to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking your vacation with the "Laughing Dolphin" I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and that you had a great time. I apologize for the inconvenience of the soap, tissue and the aggravation of feeling you have to leave before you need to. I have notified the cleaning service and hope that will not happen again, if so, know that we will get someone there to replace anything before you have to go buy it and you should never feel rushed to leave. We want our guest to feel like they are at home and hate to hear when that does not happen. I hope that will not hinder from you booking with us again. Thank you for your review.
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our Mother's Day weekend in this great home. Super clean and very comfortable. The views of the ocean was great on the huge front balcony where we had breakfast each morning. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Hopefully, we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you got to get away!!! The front is my favorite place I love to eat breakfast out there also. You are welcome to come any time. Thanks for the review.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Panama City Beach, Florida
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Public boat ramps nearby, Access to Inter-Coastal Waterway & Gulf of Mexico is easy


Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Beg Summer
May 26 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Contact owner if you require a different stay than quoted. Snowbirds are welcome. NO PETS, NO SMOKING!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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