Gulf Front; 3BR, Sleeps 10, Sunsets(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms,2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10, huge porches, beachfront, sunset view
In my opinion, it’s three counties in the Panhandle, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla — pretty much everything from the Apalachee Bay, south of Tallahassee, westward for about 125 miles to Mexico Beach. Farther west, you run into the recently built new-urbanist communities. Such modern activity hasn’t encroached quite so much on the Old Florida of Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties."
by Chuck Reese
Grab a cup of coffee and relax on the porch in the morning, enjoying your gulf front view of Cape San Blas, dolphins swimming out close to you. Enjoy the beach, which is only footsteps away. We have plenty of room for your beach gear, an outdoor shower and 2 huge porches for hanging out. Perfect for families who want it all; beachfront plus privacy and room to breathe.
Huge kitchen, hardwood floors, cable TV, DVD, WiFi, washer, dryer, fully stocked kitchen. You have a view from the kitchen, dining room, living area,upstairs bedrooms and master suite.. Located 5.4 miles east of the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, it is a perfect place for a family vacation, and offers privacy to 3 couples. Local ownership insures quick attention to any requests and a proven history of upkeep and repair.
This is a perfect area for those who don't want the glitz and glamour (and crowded beaches, clogged traffic, and congestion) of other beautiful beaches. Just relax with us and find out what 'old Florida' means!
No parties or weddings even though we are beachfront- our insurance forbids it.
We encourage you to read our guests' comments and you'll see why we're proud of what we do and what we offer.
Winter Visitors! We will discuss winter rentals with those interested.
Please do not contact us about reductions in the rental rate- we are the most reasonably priced beachfront house and do not look kindly on attempts to further lower our rate.
Keywords: beach house, beach front home, Mexico Beach, beach rental, GULF FRONT, Gulf County, 3 bedroom, sunset views, Forgotten Coast, St. Joe Beach
Member since: 2006
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Included
VRBO Bear stayed here:
The moment we walked into what we call “The Rocking Chair House”, we were amazed at how well maintained, nice and spacious the house was. Many properties say beachfront or near the beach but this house is right on a large stretch of a gorgeous white sand beach! You can take in the views from two full length covered porches with eight plus relaxing rocking chairs. One of the best part of any beach stay is a bonfire and at this house it’s completely legal and fun to do. Just clean up the area in the morning. There’s a trash can right at the entrance so this is easy to do. We enjoyed making s’mores and telling stories by the fire a couple of the evenings. The WIFI reaches out towards the beach and on the patios so you can enjoy browsing your iPad, checking emails and sending real time photos that will make your family jealous :) The house is very spacious compared to many we have stayed at and has a very efficient layout. Each bedroom has two sinks, one in the shower area and one right in each of the master bedroom(s). This allows two people to get ready at the same time and have some extra space. The kids had a blast going up and down the spiral staircase which makes the upstairs feel like their private hideaway. There are other doors upstairs leading to the second “full length” deck which they used a bit, but they really enjoyed the spiral staircases. We had some great meals at Joe Mama’s Pizza and several of the local oyster bars. Even during the off season, this area is a blast and offers many great things to do. One of our favorite adventures was driving out to the Indian Pass oyster bar which is near a park out on a peninsula. This property is basically two symmetrical fully equipped 3 bedroom houses. You can rent both or one side during non summer months. Due to the flexibility of this layout, you can have a family reunion with multiple families or book it for yourself. The hosts were very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. One morning we had a wind storm and they called us to make sure everything was alright. This house was so solid and quiet, we barely even noticed but appreciated the call. The VRBO BearThe VRBO Bear
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Dec, Jan, Feb
Nov 28 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- refundable cleaning fee $200
- linen service $45 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
Personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted. The full balance due must be received two weeks prior to the reservation.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Watching Sunsets from the decks, inside the home or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive . Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes away.
Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: Owned by 3 siblings, the family who lives 7 miles away (in Port St Joe) manages the property.
Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe, FL, USA:
The land, long owned by the family, finally got its house when everybody realized what a special site it was. Located on a part of the beach where houses are spaced far apart, only 14 lots enjoyed this prime location. The spot also boasted a perfect sunset view- voila, the decision was made. The house, though simple, was architect-designed for maximum comfort during a beach stay. the privacy, the view, the beautiful water and white sand beach that have been beloved by family members for generations were the reasons for the location choice.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although there are nearby activities, you feel like you are 'home' when you're in this comfortable house.Great spot to enjoy cooking- a generous well-stocked kitchen plus great selection of restaurants. Extremely roomy, leading to pleasant family interaction. Large porches for relaxing, watching kids swim, and enjoying the sunset.
Blue skies, blue water, a calm and peaceful holiday.
beach view from the front porch.
The newly renovated kitchen/ dining area.
The king size bed in the Master Bedroom is comfortable.
Plenty of room and shade for cars underneath the house.
Upstairs bedroom (one of two) with 2 double beds and vanity area w/sink.
outside steps, down the side of the house.
The tub/shower combination in the downstairs tile bathroom.
a shady seat to view a sunny beach.
The sea oats on the dunes are part of the interesting plant life in front of the
view of the beach from the upstairs porch.
Enjoy the sun or the shade of the porch, with a new railing design.
Watch the sunset from the porch.
Living room- sofas have a beach view.
Sun shining through the clouds, as seen from the porch.
view from the living room
One of the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Each bedroom has 2 double beds.
tile bathroom, ensuite with the master bedroom
View of the duplex from the beach: huge porches.
view from the upstairs porch
looking down from the front porch, there's a shower on your walkway to the beach
The downstairs porch, complete with rocking chairs to view the sunset.
inside spiral stairway but the outside is easy to use.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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