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Gulf Front Beauty w/Million Dollar Views! Right on the Ocean! Steps to water!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

The views from this gulf front home are unbelievable! Walk off the deck and you are on the beach, steps from the ocean, set your stuff and leave it. No shared boardwalks, community access, or streets to hassle with.


This 4/4 beach front home has been meticulously constructed with sea grass green hardi siding, metal roof, vaulted cypress tongue and groove ceilings, wide plank Australian cypress floors, upscale furnishings that are beach (kid) friendly, artsy, in cool key west colors. The bedding is plush with luxurious linens, thick thirsty towels, and blankets. The baths all have Mexican sealed satillio tile, solid surface flecked vanities, and fun professionally designed tiled showers and tubs. There is a fireplace which is made with 850 year old reclaimed timbers from the Apalachicola River, ceiling fans throughout and a kitchen to die for! Silestone counter tops, stainless steel appliances, beadboard cabinetry, fully stocked with every dish, appliance, pan, pot, or utensil you could possibly need.

There are two master suites with beautiful views of the ocean. One master with a king bed has beautiful pottery barn furnishings in vibrant key west colors and a awesome master bathroom. 4 large windows overlooking the ocean.

The second master suite has a queen bed and is designed in nautical style. Red, white, and denim blue furnishings. It also has it's own private luxurious bath suite. 3 large windows overlooking the ocean.

The third bedroom has a queen bed with cream distressed beachy furniture, beautiful organic coastal linens with private bathroom located steps away in the hallway.

Fourth bedroom is Kid's paradise with it's own funky artsy bathroom. Vibrant colors with twin over full bunk bed and a super cool hanging rope swing bed.

All bedrooms have flat panel televisions.

Check out the wow factor in the photos with the windows. There are three full glass huge picture windows in the two story living room that overlook the ocean with unobstructed views. The sun sets directly in front of this home for the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen. You can literally sit on the front deck OR covered back porch relaxing and watch your kids play in the sand and surf.

This beach is incredible. Voted #1 beach in all of America (Port St. Joe State Park) three years in a row. White sand beaches, blue/green ocean, dolphins playing daily, loggerhead turtles, amazing fishing, and the infamous St. Joe State Park (where my kids find sand dollars the size of dinner plates)! You can wade in the bay's crystal clear waters at the park and find hermit crabs, sting ray, fish, craps, scallops, starfish, even manatees!

With all this I saved the best for last. You can still have bonfires (can you say oyster roasts) on the beach and even ride horses with the local stables. We have fished right in front of our home, caught dinner, and then cooked it on the beach. This is definitely old Florida, no crowds, beautiful sand and water as well as complete relaxation. You are going to LOVE IT!


Keywords: Duplex

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Kelly Mills
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Kelly Mills

We reside (Kelly and Gary) in the North Georgia Mountains in a 1850 farmhouse that we restored. Gary has been a home builder for over 30 years and Kelly has been involved in various forms of real estate since 1986. We run our lives in constant chaos and our only remaining sanity is when we can escape to the Cape!

Kelly Mills purchased this house in 2008

Why Kelly Mills chose Port St. Joe

Our grandparents were from the Miami, Delray Beach, Coral Gables area and I spent many a holiday at the beach growing up. Truthfully, once grown I never cared to own any beach property. We would vacation with other family members once a year to various beaches which always seemed to be overcrowded with overpriced restaurants and forms of entertainment. Then we visited the Cape in 2002 and loved it. The kids were thrilled just being able to hang out on the beach and explore the peninsula without any worries of crime. This is small town atmosphere with the most friendliest people around.

What makes this house unique

The kids spend hours fishing for crabs, finding sand dollars, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, skim boarding, EATING AT THE RAW BAR, hanging out on the beach with new found friends. Late night games, domino's, cards, poker, bonfires, camping on the beach, or shopping in Apalachicola. This is the place you come to reconnect with your kids, spouse, family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have many 5 star reviews on this property. Please email me and I will forward the reviews from my guestbook. You'll LOVE this home!!!
Dec 2010
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with it's own private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Kids room twin over full bunk bed and it's own private bath!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second master with own private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has it's own private bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in living room
  • King size beds (1) All new mattresses. Great views of ocean, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Maui futon in kid's bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa in living room and an additional futon bed., Bunk Beds (1) Gorgeous twin over full bunk beds from the Young American Collection by My Stanely Furniture
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gulf Front Beauty w/Million Dollar Views! Right on the Ocean! Steps to water!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

A Great Getaway Locale for Sun and Fun with Friend

  • 5 of 5

A great spot to gather with friends for a getaway. Just step out the front door onto the white sand or sit on the front deck and enjoy the sunsets. House is well furnished for a crowd and decorated with a great "beach vibe". Love the fact the kitchen is well set up for cooking, you can catch (or pick up) some great seafood and make it yourself if you want. Not far from the state park or Port St. Joe. This was our 4th trip here and plan on going again soon

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was my husband and I's first stay at Cape San Blas and all I can say is WOW! We are both from Florida and can't believe we've just recently stumbled on this place. It's such an undiscovered gem, I hope it stays that way! The hubby and I are now plotting ways that we can live there permanately, lol. I can't say enough about this area and the wonderful people we met during our stay.

As for our stay at Twilight. We loved the location...just steps to the sand! We watched the sunrise and sunset nearly everyday out on the deck. The place is fully equipped with everything you need. Our only complaint (and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars) was the noise coming from the neighbors. There was a family of 13-15 people staying in the unit next door at the same time we were there. They were so loud. Constantly going up and down the stairs. It became quite the annoyance. I don't mean to sound cold because I understand it's their vacation too. However, I had expressed my concerns to the owner prior to booking about the place being a duplex and we wanted quiet, peaceful getaway for our anniversary. The owner reassured me that they have sound proof walls so it wouldn't be an issue. Unfortunately, we could definitely hear them but we didn't let it hinder our awesome stay. I don't want to take anything away from this place as I would stay here again. I think it would be great to bring my friends/family but may stay in a cottage if it's just me and the hubby again. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angel , wow, I'm so sorry. There never should have been that many staying next door as I believe they have a 10 person limit? They must have been college kids or a rude family ignoring the occupancy rules?? We have a firewall down the whole home as well as additional insulation and have never heard noise from next door. No one else has ever mentioned noise before in the past 10 years so I'm just stunned they were so loud. I'll let our beach neighbor know this information as I'm sure they won't want to rent to them again!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is right on the water and close to the trading post, so no need to drive back into town for groceries. We had five adults and five kids and there was plenty of room to spread out. A cool thing about the beach was all of the huge shells that wash up, the most I have ever seen on a beach, the kids must have picked up over a hundred. The ac went out, which can happen to any home at any time, the owner had someone right out to replace it. The cell service in the area is spotty, so for me it was good so I could unplug from work. Wifi on property worked just fine. We will go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and home!

  • 5 of 5

The Cape rocks, and this home is amazing! Huge picture windows overlooking the ocean makes you feel like you are on a boat. Super nice furnishings, comfy beds, artsy colors, plenty of seating and room for our family of 10. The kitchen was overstocked and could have handled a party of 20 or more! A couple nights 2 of our kids slept on the rope swing bed on the covered back porch. The beach was beautiful. Dolphins played daily and the sunsets were just spectacular. Kids found sand dollars, hermit crabs, starfish in the bay while the men fished! We'll be back as soon as we can! Everyone relaxed, unwound, ate plenty of seafood, shopped and got plenty of beach time. These owners have thought of everything to make our stay the best ever. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, amazing home, views and right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our getaway! Twilight was the best rental we have ever stayed in. The ocean views were in your face gorgeous. The kitchen was better stocked than my own at home. Furnishings were upscale and vibrant beachy colors throughout. Large spacious bedrooms, funky kids room and all have their own private bathrooms. The large deck was appreciated for enjoying sunny days and there is a rope swing bed on the back porch for the rainy ones. Twice, I caught myself taking a nap on this swing.

We fell in love with the Cape and are already booking again for the Fall! Thanks Kelly for sharing your piece of heaven with our family! Can't wait for September!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so thrilled you had an awesome time! We are constantly upgrading furnishings, art, bedding and such. I need to get in gear and take more photos! Being an avid chef, I love a well stocked kitchen. Looking so forward to your return!! Thank you so much for taking your time to leave me a review!
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Perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends and I just came back from a weekly getaway from Twilight! This place is above and beyond perfect! It's clean, stocked, roomy! The "kids room" actually differs a bit, its even better I would say, the tiny bed is moved to the king size bed room and they have a new bed on ropes which is absolutely great! We were supposed to stay six nights but extended to seven nights... We met the owners in person-great people. The beach access is the best of all!! A few steps off the deck and you are literally in the sand, very remote-if you are in for complete relaxation and quietness this is the place you want to go to. The guys did some fishing, took out some sharks and other kinds of fish, there are plenty of shells along the beach. Amazing sunrises and sunsets! We couldn't ask for more! Thank you Kelly and Gary!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Panama City
Car: necessary

Dolphin watching, oystering, shark fishing, scalloping, bird sanctuary. Infamous St Joe State Park, hiking trails, bike trails, local pubs, sea turtles, seafood restaurants, golfing, shopping, just about anything you want or do absolutely nothing and still have an amazing vacation!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, linens, towels $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check in is 4 pm and check out is 10 am.
You can send a separate check for the $300 refundable damage deposit. I won't deposit it and will return it to you once you check out and property is inspected. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.