|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Experience "old Florida" at its best: pristine beach with sugar-white sand, loggerhead turtle nests, dolphin, and exotic birds in your front yard. Walk one-quarter mile on a beautiful boardwalk to the WindMark Beach Village Center, with exercise/yoga facilities. The cottage is recently renovated, with a gourmet kitchen, oversized corner soaking tub, Sony Bravia TV, and fully furnished. You need only bring your clothes! You can fish, walk the beach, or watch the dolphin all from your front yard. Sit under the 90-year-old oak trees (The Grand Dames) that shade the house and watch the woodpeckers, bald eagles, and other exotic birds from the screened front porch. Enjoy the pink-orange sunsets and see the stars as you have never seen them before. Watch the moon set on the bay.
The house is two bedrooms (one room functions as Owner's closet), one full bath, one powder room, and a large, corner soaking tub in the master bedroom. Master bedroom has two closets.The front of the house is a great room, with a dining table for eight, living room seating for six, and designer furniture and accessories.
Kitchen amenities include a Bosch dishwasher, Jennair duel fuel range, and refrigerator with ice maker and exterior water feature.
Australian cypress flooring extends throughout the house. Washer and dryer are in the utility room at the covered carport.
Keywords: An Old-Florida-style beach bungalow just steps from beautiful St. Joseph Bay. See shrimp boats and dolphin from the living room window and sunsets that last for hours. Loggerhead turtles nest on the sugar-white sand. Peaceful and exquisite.
My family has owned this house since 1938, and although I was born and raised in San Diego, I have spent my summers here since my youth. I live in the house at this time but travel extensively and rent it out when I am scheduled to be away. Port St. Joe is a unique community, and it has an ethereal quality that is enchanting.
Gail Alsobrook purchased this house in 1938
When people visit Port St. Joe, they seem to leave a part of their heart here...it is just something. Maybe it is the authenticity of the town. Maybe the Southern hospitality. Maybe the amazing shrimp, oysters, and fresh-caught fish. The historic Cape San Blas Lighthouse was "rescued" from imminent loss along the Gulf and now stands proud and protected in the City limits along St. Joe Bay. A full-moon climb will never be forgotten.
Some of my favorite things to do are to walk the beach, which takes an entirely different feel at different times of the day. At night, I like to take a flashlight on the beach and see thousands or thousands of "ghost" crabs scurrying around the sand; it looks like a far-away planet! I love to sit on the porch and watch the dolphin swim by. The seafood is amazing, and I will tell you where to buy shrimp and oysters that were taken out of the water the night before. If you think you do not like oysters, you have never tried an Apalachicola oyster! I also love to sleep with the windows open to hear the din of insect noises and to watch the fireflies from the bedroom window. The board walk to WMB Village Center is beautifully landscaped, and the Village Center has wonderful dining and shopping. From rural to civilized...all in a quarter mile. Up the road, I love Off the Map Expeditions kayak tour of the Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka and the Estuary Tour of the Apalachicola River. Both are a must-see!
I needed a quiet get away from the craziness of Atlanta. I booked the cottage for 4 nights. Loved it. It was just me. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. The beach is beautiful and very private. I did not want to leave!!! Highly recommend this cottage if you want a quiet, peaceful getaway. Gail has a wonderful collection of books.... never really needed the noise from the TV.
This is our last day and were so sad to leave! This house was just perfect for my daughter and me.
The beach options are endless: there's the eastern bay beach directly across the street (No houses blocking your view since it's the same owner's property) or a short drive to Cape San Blas where you can choose the eastern bay beach OR the Gulf!
Restaurant options were just okay (No reflection of this rental!)... Coming from Atlanta it's hard to be served dinner by a 16 year old kid that doesn't want to be there (happened twice at two different places)... But otherwise the area is fantastic. Just go to the grocery store a few minutes away and eat at the house - you cannot beat the views from this front porch! We actually rushed home last night to catch the sunset since its best seen from here.
It's clear this house is well taken care of and we felt very welcome and so comfortable.
Also, the welcome info that Gail sent ahead of time was so thorough - she's very considerate of providing her guests with a nice stay.
Thank you to Gail and her family!
Nice beach, few neighbors, many food choices nearby. Peaceful, relaxing stay
Private, quiet and convenient location for this updated, fun and comfortable cottage renovation with easy entry front steps onto beach view screened porch and tons of natural light in living spaces. Private short walk to beach with variety of unusual marine life. Cottage thoughtfully appointed with cute dishes and glassware and every kitchen necessity, soft sheets and towels and cool tub in the Master down to nice variety of books and magazines. Great seafood, golf and water activity rentals nearby and worthwhile quick ride to visit Appalachicola. No need to contact property manager and owner very easy to deal with on details. LOVED our stay!
The house was nice and cozy. It was a perfect weekend get away
We totally enjoyed ourselves - really didn't want to leave. The area is so pleasant and the people are so welcoming. We look forward to returning next year!
The beaches are famous for their sugar-white sand. Our beach is at the edge of St. Joseph Bay, is rural and occasionally hosts loggerhead turtle nests. Wildlife abounds. The Apalachicola Estuary tour is amazing: gators, osprey nests that span several feet, turtles, bald eagles and the famous tupelo trees, one of the few areas that produces tupelo honey. This area is "old Florida" and feels like traveling back in time several decades. The flora and fauna are pristine. In the 1800's, St. Joseph Bay rivaled New Orleans and Charleston as a major, world-wide, natural deep-water port. The history of the rise and fall of "St. Joseph" is exciting and largely unknown. Absorb authentic Southern hospitality and cuisine, and the best seafood you have ever tasted.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The 12 percent local bed tax has been added to your rate.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.