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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

The beauty of the setting of this home is unmatchable. From the large open porch, view pristine white sandy beaches of Indian Pass with multiple species of sea birds, enjoy watching dolphins in the Gulf, and experience stars at night like you've never seen them. Even night owls will want to awaken for the spectacular sunrises peeking above the Western tip of beautiful St. Vincent's Island, a National Wildlife Refuge just a short kayak trip away. Once you've stayed at 'Starlight by the Sea' you'll never want to leave--it happens to everyone.

This home was designed by the owners for fun for the entire family, all ages and including the 4-legged members as well. Indian Pass is the dog friendliest beach you'll ever find. Like horses? We're horse friendly, too. Ride the 5000 acre Buffer Preserve or the 8000 acre Box R Ranch, or with permits and tail bags, ride the lovely beaches of Indian Pass and Cape San Blas. There's also great fishing, boating, and golfing. After all this activity, relax swinging in the hammock, sunning on the open deck, or reading a good book in the shade of the veranda. Then stroll the beach for a magnificent sunset. It truly is magical.

IF YOUR IDEA OF A GREAT VACATION IS...

To gently awaken in bed with a view of a huge red sun peeking over the horizon and the sound of seagulls and waves lapping the shore

To sit on a breezy porch with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico and watch dolphins frolicking in blue water and blue herons walking along a snow white beach

To eat sunset dinners al fresco while watching the Gulf of Mexico turn an iridescent blue against a pink sky

To lounge on comfortable chairs looking up at star-filled nights and moonlight shining on the sea

THEN 'BOOK NOW' AT 'STARLIGHT BY THE SEA'

Keywords: House, beachfront, single family home

More Details

Owner
Joy Stallings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Joy Stallings

I am an anthropologist and my husband is a commercial real estate attorney. We are both now retired with 3 horses and 4 dogs, living quite a different lifestyle on Indian Pass from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life. As pictured here with me, we often enjoy having our beautiful granddaughter with us at 'Starlight by the Sea', a place filled with years of wonderful times and family memories.

Joy Stallings purchased this house in 1992

Why Joy Stallings chose Florida Main North West

When we saw our property on Indian Pass in 1992, it was the first time we had visited Indian Pass, even though we had vacationed on Cape San Blas several times with our young children. In fact, our son and daughter were only 6 and 4 years old in 1982 when we first vacationed in the area. As we hiked through the oak trees, palmettos, and palms, and climbed the sand dunes near the beach, we were in awe of the beauty we beheld. It was like finding a secret hideaway, with beautiful natural vegetation, gently curving white sandy beaches, and a view of an uninhabited barrier island displaying a show of seabirds hunting their supper in the blue gulf waters. And, amazingly, that is the way it's been ever since...

What makes this house unique

The uniqueness of 'Starlight by the Sea' and Indian Pass can be summed up in a couple of words--family fun! It's a place where everyone, furry ones included, can relax, play, feel at home, and enjoy the quiet, pristine, natural beauty of the coast. We built 'Starlight by the Sea' in 1996, and our focus was to experience as much of the natural beauty of Indian Pass from all areas of the house, to be comfortable for all ages, from parents and grandparents to young children, and to accommodate our 4 legged family members as well. It has certainly fulfilled all our dreams for our family, and we think it can for yours as well.

Amenities

Indian Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom, Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
boardwalk to the beach; large 20 X 40 ft porch; each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch; outdoor hot/cold shower; view of St. Vincent Island NWR

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews
Knoxville TN
5

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this area for a vacation for about 15 years now and we have finally found the perfect place. We stayed here in early November for a week. The experience started off well with timely communication by the owner. When we arrived the home was even better than expected! The pictures don't do it justice. The home was extremely clean, very well appointed, and felt much more like a home than a rental. The beds were comfortable and the linens so soft. The outside back deck was huge! I read an entire book in the hammock! The beach was quiet and clean. We saw dolphins, sting rays and many jelly fish. The nature preserve was very intriguing to look at . We hated to leave. Our damage deposit was returned within days. We will certainly be back to Indian Pass and we want to stay at Starlight by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bonfire under the full moon at Starlight by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I, accompanied by our poodles, had a fabulous vacation at Starlight By The Sea. The house is spacious and accommodating, with great views from most of the rooms. But it doesn't matter, because you will spend 90% of your time on the incredible deck, which features a 180 degree view of the water. We enjoyed swimming with our dogs, walking on the mostly deserted beach, and building a bonfire under the light of the full moon. It was all so relaxing that we plan on returning soon.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Would have enjoyed seeing the poodles frolic on the beach and swimming in the Gulf. Glad all of you enjoyed your vacation at Starlight by the Sea, especially the beautiful views from the house and porch. You mention "the mostly deserted beach". It's true and pretty amazing what a low population beach Indian Pass is allowing lots of privacy and space to enjoy. We look forward to having you again soon.
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5

Our new favorite spot in Indian Pass!

  • 5 of 5

This home is an unbelievable find. This was our 4th time to Indian Pass but the first time in this home. It was, by far, the greatest house. The owners are wonderful to communicate with. They were very accommodating. Everything was exactly as described plus more. They thought of everything. Everyone had plenty of space without being on top of each other. The deck was amazing with incredible views of the St. Vincent Wildlife preserve.

We kayaked back and forth to the St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge and spent every day fishing right in front of our house with great catches. The T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is nearby in Cape San Blas with a great 7- mile wilderness trail to hike as well as great kayaking in the bay with clear water. Lots of ocean life to see.

Again, the owners were so accommodating and thought of everything when stocking the house. They were so gracious to allow us to bring our dogs. This house is truly a great find. We are already trying to find time to come back in the fall. I cannot say enough good about it. Thanks so much!!

Thanks so much to tJoy for her kindness in sharing this great property with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Marci, for your 5 star review, and for sharing important information about your stay for our future guests. Hope you and your pups will be able to return in the fall, and have another great vacation at "Starlight by the Sea". Looking forward to having you again. Kindest regards, Joy
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5

Third Time is Still a Charm

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time we have stayed at Starlight by the Sea. Obviously, we love the property, the setting and the atmosphere of Indian Pass. The owners are great to communicate with and are always dedicated to making our stays enjoyable. We have made the trip from Illinois with a pet each time. The deck and the beach are pet friendly and have enhanced the experience. The location from Port St. Joe and Apalachicola make it convenient for groceries and dining, and the availability of fresh seafood is a selling point for grillers. Comfort and relaxation describe Starlight by the Sea.

Mike Metzen and Ann Wright, Illinois

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mike and Ann, for returning to "Starlight by the Sea" for your third visit. Love hearing you and your pup enjoyed your stay, and hope "Starlight" will again be your home away from home in the near future. Warmest regards, Joy
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Delano, MN
5

Clean, quiet, private home and beach with perfect sunsets...

  • 5 of 5

Clean, updated home with everything you can ask for. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and was an ideal fit for our family. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan, So glad your family enjoyed "Starlight by the Sea". Thank you for your review and we hope you will come again. Best, Joy
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5

Ahhhh.... Wonderful from start to finish.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful quiet area! The house was simply perfect for us. It was comfortable, clean, and perfect for the two of us and our two dogs. The porch and beach views are fantastic! We had an amazing relaxed time. The owners of the home were wonderful and a real pleasure to work with. We are looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Fontaine, for sharing your vacation experience at our home. So pleased you and the pups had a great start on the New Year at "Starlight by the Sea", and we look forward to having you again soon. Best wishes for a blessed 2017. Joy
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Car: necessary

Private gated boardwalk to the beach, large 20X40 ft porch with panoramic Gulf views. Each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch, master bedroom has private bath, walk-in closet, wood fireplace, and TV. LR has large flat screen TV and wood fireplace.

Private driveway with ample parking and RV hookup. Covered lighted parking under the house large enough for several vehicles.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,895
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Late Fall and Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,895
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

All linens, towels, etc. are included. No linen or cleaning fee. There is a pet fee of $100 per pet. Turnover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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