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Lovely Renovated Cottage with Privately Owned Beach

(24 Reviews)

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Australian cypress flooring throughout. Plenty of windows to maximize view.


Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2 with no exceptions)

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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The second bedroom functions as the Owner's closet. Please do not request exceptions. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please do not request exceptions....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Steps at all entrances....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • One queen bed, Sony Bravia TV and view of fireflies out the window in early summer. Oversized soaking tub....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The property extends to the gulf (lovely St. Joseph Bay). Forested at the rear of the property and pristine beach at the front, bald eagles, sea turtles, great blue herons, snowy plover, and other NW FL wildlife are prevalent. The house is equipped with outdoor lighting on a timer and ADT security. If you wish the security activated, a charge of $25 is added to change the code to suit you. Security cameras are at the driveway, carport and showing just the entry doors (for your privacy, the living room is not in view). ...moreless


  • Books:

    Take a book and leave a book!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Exclusive privately owned beach all the way to the water's edge, which is about 360 feet from the front porch. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • 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
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered carport....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Upgraded kitchen with high-end appliances and features....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    an oversized soaking tub in the master bedroom...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$875 $3,000
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%


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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1938

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe, FL, USA:
When people visit Port St. Joe, they seem to leave a part of their heart 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • Australian cypress flooring throughout. Plenty of windows to maximize view.

    Australian cypress flooring throughout. Plenty of windows to maximize view.

  • The gourmet kitchen boasts high-end appliances and limestone counter top.

    The gourmet kitchen boasts high-end appliances and limestone counter top.

  • Designer fixtures and dining for eight.

    Designer fixtures and dining for eight.

  • Sunset view of the bay from the front porch.

    Sunset view of the bay from the front porch.

  • Your front yard.

    Your front yard.

  • Comfortable and attractive furnishings.

    Comfortable and attractive furnishings.

  • My daughter's wedding in the front yard.

    My daughter's wedding in the front yard.

  • The front portion of the property. The house is set back in an area with oak tre

    The front portion of the property. The house is set back in an area with oak tre

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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