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Gone Catchin* Steps to the Beach* Great Rates* Dogs Ok *Wifi* Hd TV* Free phone*

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Queen sofa sleeper, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located just a few steps from the beach. Our newest amenity is a large, enclosed outdoor shower.

*Screened in porch and sundeck

This duplex sits one house back from the sugar-white sandy beaches in the quite Silent Sands Community. Locals protect the pristine environment of the bird sanctuary and aquatic eco system. Our home sits on beautiful Cape San Blas peninsula with the world famous St. Joseph's Bay on the east, the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the west with breath taking, true west, sunsets, St. Joseph's State park to the north and Indian Pass (home of the famous Indian Lagoon Oysters)to the north.

A great get away for two couples with two master suites. Queen bedroom and full bath on the ground level along with laundry room. On the second level is the second queen bedroom with full bath, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and ice maker, dining area and living room. The living area opens on to a sundeck furnished for sunning or dining where you can enjoy an excellent view of the beach. Extra amenities include 2 T/Vs, DVD/VCR, stereo, fish cleaning sink, a closet downstairs with beach toys and chairs & gas grill.

Parking underneath and plenty of space to bring your boat. Dedicated bay access for boating, fishing, or scalloping. Easy access via dedicated board walk to one of Florida's few pet friendly beaches.

* GULFSIDE only steps to the beach

* PRIVATE BAY ACCESS WITH PIER across street- perfect for kayaking, fishing and other activities.

* DIRECT ACCESS to BIKE trail- which covers the entire CAPE


* COVERED STORAGE for car or boats

* High Speed Cable internet and WIFI

* FULLY REMODELED kitchen , hardwood floors and tile throughout

* SEALY Monogram 800 Euro Pillowtop Mattress and Boxsprings in both Master Suites

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About The Owner

Gone Catchin is owned by Randy and Betsy Holder and Clint and Helen Johnson. The Holders have been coming to the Cape since 1981 and the Johnsons first visit was in 1993.We have been friends since Jr. High School. We bought Gone Catchin and have had a great time putting our personal touches on our place. We love sharing our place with our kids and grandchildren and also granddogs!Our hobbies include fishing(lots),knitting,art work,reading,gardening(we have fresh herbs planted at the Cape for your enjoyment.)

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Port St. Joe

Love the old Florida feel of the Cape. The minute you arrive, you can feel yourself relaxing! Nature is abundant on the Cape. You can watch the porpoises playing and might catch site of a bald eagle overhead!The shelling is great and in the summer time the blue crab and scallops are there for the catching.

What makes this house unique

We have made Gone Catchin very comfortable. Plenty of sitting room in the living room. We all love to cook, so the kitchen is very well stocked.Love to walk on the beach and love shellin.

The bike trails are great. We all love to fish and have put in a granite cleaning station outside. The porch is great to sit and relax--reading a good book and listening to the ocean. If you enjoy music, we have surround sound.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The best vacation ever! So relaxing, so much to catch up on.

I read a book I've been trying to read for 3 months.Yes, I flew a kite for the first time in about 5 years. The house is so comfortable. I thought that I was at home. The beach is beautiful and the weather has been perfect. Hope we can come back for another. We loved it here!

Terri and Lynn
Jul 2009
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Two Master Bedrooms With Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Two Master Bedrooms With Full Bath
    Sofa sleeper - 1 queen
  • Brand new Sealy posturepedic pillowtop mattress,Two Master Bedrooms With Full Bath
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Access to bay and great dock on the bay. Excellent for snorkeling, fishing and scalloping. We also have a marble surfaced fish cleaning area attached to the carport.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We love Cape San Blas and we love gone catchin the property is clean well equipped with everything for your stay just steps to a beautiful beach. We love our time there the staff is great respond quickly to anything you may need we are booked for our 3rd year and we can’t wait to go back. Our overall experience at gone catchin easy and relaxing and what can be better than being in Florida for the winter months.

Thanks Helen for making our stay enjoyable and easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves at Gone Catchin' over Thanksgiving. This was a perfect time to visit Cape San Blas, as the weather was great for walking on the beach or biking up the cape. The proximity to acclaimed St. Joseph State Park was the reason we came to Cape San Blas, and this house is just a few minutes' drive from the park. We also enjoyed a day trip to Apalachicola-- just 30 minutes away-- which is a quaint little town with great shops and seafood. We just happened to be there for the annual Christmas festival, and got to see Santa arriving in a shrimp boat! The most exciting experience of the trip was seeing a bald eagle. Such a thrill! There are two nesting pairs on the cape. As far as the house itself, we loved the nap-worthy sofas, the screen porch with a glimpse of the beach, the well-stocked kitchen , and the oh-so comfortable beds!!! There were thoughtful extras such as beach chairs, sand toys, and even a doggie basket with towels, toys, and a ball! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Peaceful a little bit of Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most amazing places to stay. Well cared for and beautiful fit. This is our second visit to the cape and the third is already scheduled. Everyone is so kind a friendly it feels like home!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home with easy beach access!

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything you need and more. Great owner!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it more this time than last!

  • 5 of 5


Thanks you for the use of your wonderful beach cottage. Love the addition of that great outdoor shower! We hope to rent it again next year, same time.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable for 5-6 people. Kitchen is well stocked with anything you'll need to prepare meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Scallop Cove BP
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
scalloping in the bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Antiquing, shopping and eating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Discounts for 2 or more weeks
Call owner for additional info and special rates
Rates are subject to change based on increased occupancy and demand. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday with some exceptions during non peak rental periods.

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.

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