About the property
- Mobile Home1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 27 nights
Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
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 - King bed in master bedroom has a new, sturdy, 'better than a box-spring' steel foundation, but no headboard.
Vacation home has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on opposite ends of the home. Great for privacy. It sleeps 5 comfortably in one king, one queen and one twin bed.
This home is in the middle of the second block about 250 yards, from the beach. Easy walk for most people.
1400 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.
Mail Rental agreement to Mark Barnhart, PO Box 2063, Columbus, OH 43216
Keywords: budget, pet friendly, family, vacation, beach, pets, dogs, peaceful, economy
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Mark Barnhart
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.
Mark Barnhart purchased this Mobile Home in 2007
Why Mark Barnhart chose Port St. Joe
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!
What makes this Mobile Home unique
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 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.
Had a wonderful time, the place had everything and more. Very quiet place.
The neighbors were extremely kind, and the stroll to the beach at any time of the day was always filled with adventure and wonderful memories. Since I stayed for some time, I did some needed deep cleaning. Enjoyed meeting the owner Mark, such a wonderful man. Thank you Mark for such a blessing.. Julie and Johnnie...
We really enjoyed our week in this rental home. It's not fancy, but we weren't looking for fancy -- we wanted a reasonably priced trip with the kids, and this was exactly what we got. The kitchen had just about everything we needed to cook most meals at "home" and save money. All the basics are there in the house -- bath towels & wash cloths, laundry facilities, dish soap, some pantry necessities, even poop bags for the pup! Our shih tzu was a last minute addition to the trip, and Mark was very accommodating.
We enjoyed staying in a real neighborhood. It was peaceful, safe, the dog loved the walks through local streets with very little traffic, and we even saved a turtle who had gotten halfway across the road and been scared back into his shell. The beach was a short walk away, and Mark's kayak was a treat. We enjoyed the firepit and charcoal grill, and the Florida room was also a family favorite. The kids liked being able to walk to the beach or down to the Dollar General.
The house is also conveniently located for day trips to places like the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Apalachicola, and the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. We explored Port St. Joe, the kids played tennis in the park with a view of the water, and we attended Good Friday services and lunch at the Methodist church -- wish we had known about it earlier, they have an early Sunday outdoor service on their beautiful covered porch overlooking the bay!
If you need your accommodations to be new or fancy, this is not the place for you. But if you want to enjoy the Gulf coast and don't want to spend a fortune, we highly recommend this rental.
Great value proposition.
This property is an older single wide mobile home with a Florida room. It has been partially renovated. Everything works well but if you are looking for top of the line furnishings this is not for you. We stayed at another property of this owner last year which was much nicer. But what the physical appearance of the property lacks is more than made up for by the responsiveness of the owner. We had a minor problem which he resolved by sending someone within 24 hrs. What we liked most is how close it is to the beach.
A fine home
I enjoyed my stay here very much. This home has all the creature comforts one wants, needs and expects. The community is a very relaxing place to spend a week. I hope to be back.
Wonderfully peaceful and quiet
My husband and I spent a week with our son and daughter in law and it was fabulous. This is a laid back property with beautiful beaches just about two blocks away. It has all the amenities of home, including cable TV, Wi-Fi, books, etc for the evenings. It is and older refurbished two bedroom mobile home that has been nicely updated. We are not pet owners but the home is pet friendly and that was not a problem at all. HEY we are at the beach so most of our time was spent outside. I am a walker and there are plenty of neighborhood roads, sidewalks, and beaches to get in my 3-5 mile sunrise walk. Panama City is a short drive away and is like most cities with many things to do on rainy days. We would definitely recommend this home away from home.
Perfect Low-Key Beach Getaway
All the comforts of home! Beaches are beautiful and the crowds are small. Perfect family vacay for the family that wants to chill.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.