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Family/Dog Friendly Home 1.5 Blocks from White Sand Beach!

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Mobile Home
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Home is dog friendly as are the Gulf County beaches. Imagine lounging on the beach with a special person, or pet and your favorite beverage watching a breathtaking sunset melt into the Gulf of Mexico. You can't see the ocean from my vacation home but you can hear it! Do not have to pay for the view either.

The house is a renovated 1994 Mobile home only 1.5 blocks from the sugary white sand of secluded St Joe beach. It is NOT situated in a mobile home park, but rather, on almost a third of an acre lot in a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood.
Everything has been replaced since 2007 except for bathtub near front of house.

Home has central air conditioning. Only Florida room has window air conditioner.

Home smells great! Living room has ceramic tile. Both bedrooms, along with kitchen have laminated flooring. Grounds are not landscaped but you have some of the greatest land escapes at the beach. Do not have to pay for it either!

New for 2012 - Queen bed in master bedroom has a new, sturdy, 'better than a box-spring' steel foundation. New Adirondack rocking chairs and hammock are enticing during a lazy afternoon and evening. What a great way to feel the ocean breeze.
Vacation home has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on opposite ends of the home. Great for privacy. It is large enough for two small families as it sleeps 7 comfortably.

This home is in the middle of the second block about 250 yards, from the beach. Easy walk for most people.

1500 square feet of home which includes Florida room (enclosed porch) is big enough for 2 small families.

Free use of kayak stored at rental home.

These beaches are among the best in the United States. It doesn’t get much better than this! The sand is so fine it literally squeaks when you walk on it…almost like it is purring.

Sheltered by St. Joseph Peninsula, Mexico Beach has little or no undertow. The whole family can swim safely, wade, snorkel, and find souvenir seashells.

The months with the least rain are October and November.

This area is a fisherman's paradise with St. Joe Bay, marina and Apalachicola Bay nearby. Scallop season usually kicks off in June and lasts until September. This area is not polluted and over commercialized.

A short thirty minute drive away or one mile by boat is St. Joseph Peninsula State park voted #1 beach in America in 2002 by Dr. Beach of the travel channel. Dogs are not allowed on state park beaches. Hairy men should not be, but they are allowed. Go figure!

A 3.5 mile bike path winds through the beautiful scenery of Windmark Beach and is only one mile away.

The seafood here is delicious with several wonderful restaurants from which to choose.

A must visit and only thirty minute drive is the quaint, historic fishing village, of Apalachicola. Sorry, the sports illustrated swimsuit models left town in October 2011, but it is still worth a visit. SI used the beaches of St George Island for one of their photo shoots.

Apalachicola has many quaint shops including two on Avenue E and Blue. If you love antiques mixed with art, gifts and trendy accessories, these shops are for you. The men can sit outside on a bench or go eat oysters and sip their favorite beverage as you shop.

Come to the beaches to relax with your favorite book or pursue one of many recreational activities the area has to offer. This area is referred to as the forgotten coast as it is unspoiled like Old Florida free of heavy commercialization. Discover the forgotten coast before it becomes discovered by big business and high rise hotels.

The Cape San Blas lighthouse is located approximately 5 miles before St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on highway SR30E.

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. St Vincent has a large variety of exotic and endangered wildlife.

Come stay with us for the Port St. Joe Scallop Festival in August or the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament in August.

Other upcoming Mexico Beach events include the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival. The Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival is usually in October as well. Date for 2012 is Oct 6.

Great place on the panhandle for family and friends to enjoy the beach and wonderful sunshine.

You must be 24 to rent this home. You are welcome to send a note as there may be exceptions to responsible people.

If you are a scuba diver, off Mexico Beach is the wreck of the Empire Mica, a British tanker sunk in 1942 by a U-boat. High speed internet connection is available in my vacation home thru Mediacom cable. There is also wireless hotspot in Dockside Cafe at the Port St. Joe Marina, Scoops and Mexico Beach Welcome Center.

A few golf courses are within 15 miles of vacation home.

Tyndall Air Force Base is 15 miles away so you are sure to see jets if you stay the week.

I accept credit card payments through Paypal and PPI.

Keywords: budget, pet friendly, family, vacation, beach, pets, dogs, peaceful, economy
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Mobile Home
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24. Ask about exceptions....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bed with connecting bathroom. ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room....moreless

  • One king, one Queen, One Twin, in two bedrooms.One queen sofabed in living room. Two air mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master bedroom with 54 inch tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Hammock, firepit, free use of kayak. One chaise lounge chair, 3 beach chairs, 2 portable chairs, wagon, cart to carry items to beach, 4 boogie boards, 2 sand pails and shovel, large cooler, 2 beach umbrellas...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Two 32 inch LCD TV's....moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    You do not need to bring sheets or blankets unless you have your own security blanket....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Has 32' HDTV with queen sofabed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Good size driveway. No RV hookup....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels NOT provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Most cooking supplies you need are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One single sit on top kayak....moreless



from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cancellation special
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer
Jun 4 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

It's Summertime
Jul 8 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Still Summertime
Aug 5 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Water's still warm
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 4 - Nov 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Christmas and winter
Dec 23 - Feb 16, 2018
7 night min stay

Almost spring
Feb 17 - Mar 2, 2018
7 night min stay

Early Spring
Mar 3 - Mar 23, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $103 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $32 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


I only rent Saturday to Saturday. Other weeks are about twice the Saturday to Saturday rate. Standard rate is for week prior to Thanksgiving and weeks between it and Christmas.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama Ctiy Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St Joe
80 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 98 and Gulf Street
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Two Crabs
350 Miles
Nearest Ski
Smoky Mountains
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
At end of Gulf Street

Sleeps 7 on two queen beds, one twin bed and one sofa queen bed in living room. Two cots are available for sleeping or sunning. Master bath has 54 inch tub and separate shower. There is a 3.5 mile bike path along the ocean in Windmark Beach is just 1 mile from vacation home.

The bikes, fishing gear and two air mattresses are not guaranteed to be in working order. Captain Charlie does not stop by every week to check my fishing gear and Lance Armstrong does not stop by and take my bikes out for test rides.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi, this is my son and I. I feel responsible to ensure you enjoy your visit when you stay at my vacation rental. I desire to have a home where fond memories are created to last a lifetime.

Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe, FL, USA:
Since I love to travel and enjoy the ocean, especially the ones with the sugary sand, I decided to buy a vacation home on the Gulf coast of Florida. The beaches are among the finest in the world!

The Unique Benefits at this Mobile Home:
My vacation home is a short walk to the ocean or you can drive and park on the street, next to the beach. It's a very peaceful, naturally beautiful place. It is truly the way Florida used to to look like before commercialism took over. The drive to Apalachicola along route 30 is scenic with forest on one side and the beach on the other.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room with 3 rocking chairs.

    Living Room with 3 rocking chairs.

  • King bed in master bedroom - taken April 2016

    King bed in master bedroom - taken April 2016

  • Shower in master bath  - taken April 2016

    Shower in master bath - taken April 2016

  • Street view

    Street view

  • Kitchen  - taken April 2016

    Kitchen - taken April 2016

  • Path to beach

    Path to beach

  • Florida rom

    Florida rom

  • TV in front bedroom

    TV in front bedroom

  • Side yard

    Side yard

  • Beach at the end of street after crossing route 98.

    Beach at the end of street after crossing route 98.

  • Bike and walking path at Windmark Beach which starts one mile from this home.

    Bike and walking path at Windmark Beach which starts one mile from this home.

  • Living room  - taken April 2016

    Living room - taken April 2016

  • Master bath  - taken April 2016

    Master bath - taken April 2016

  • Garden tub in master bathroom.

    Garden tub in master bathroom.

  • front bedroom - taken April 2016

    front bedroom - taken April 2016

  • Front bathroom  - taken April 2016

    Front bathroom - taken April 2016

  • East side patio.

    East side patio.

  • Outdoor patio and firepit

    Outdoor patio and firepit

  • Beach at the end of street after crossing route 98.

    Beach at the end of street after crossing route 98.

  • Sunset in St Joe Beach

    Sunset in St Joe Beach

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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