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Gibson Duplex: gulf front,sunsets; 3BR, sleeps 10, small group discounts

Port St. Joe, FL, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms,2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10, huge porches, beachfront, sunset view

"So, where is this “Old Florida” of which people speak?

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. Please contact us for small group discounts if your group is very small.

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


Mary Gibson

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Mary Gibson

Owned by 3 siblings, the family who lives 7 miles away (in Port St Joe) manages the property.

Mary Gibson purchased this House in 1986

Why Mary Gibson chose Gulf County

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double
      • King size Beds (1) one in Mbr., Double Beds (4) 2 in each upstairs room.4 double beds upstairs.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, sink w/mirror
      • 2.5 . tile baths, recently updated.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          our area is famous for its white sand beaches and gentle, beautiful dunes. The house is located on the beach, with 2 blocks of undeveloped, dedicated beach on either side.
        • Oceanfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      roomy living room with sofa, love seat, and chairs with beautiful view of gulf. Flat screen TV.Extra chairs for visiting or TV viewing.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      deluxe, closed loop, noiseless air conditioning.
                    • Covered Parking
                      covered parking for 3 cars
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      For a fee of $45.00.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      washer-dryer room on parking level.
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      dedicated land line
                    • Towels Provided
                      included in linen rental.
                    • Washing Machine
                      washer-dryer room on parking level.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      works on front porch, too


                        • Kitchen
                          total electric
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          generously furnished with dining and cooking utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          dishes, utensils, and cooking pots for a crowd.
                        • Dishwasher
                          has delay button.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              breakfast bar seats 4.Table seats 8-10.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Flat screen TV
                                • Television


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      (2) Huge porches-rocking chairs, perfect for sitting. Porch upstairs is the same large size as downstairs.


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • separated from other beach houses by a long block on each side.. Maximum privacy,

                                                          23 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Best Vacation House on the Beach in Every Way!

                                                          rick b.

                                                          Our 3rd visit to this great beach house. We know that when we arrive and walk into this welcoming house, it will be clean and ready to greet us. It never fails to meet the standards of our family "clean-freak". We were delighted to bring our whole family this year. Kids out the door and down to the beach while the adults enjoyed rocking on the best back porch anywhere! Peaceful, restful time for all. We are already looking forward to visiting again.

                                                          was awesome

                                                          rachel s.

                                                          had a great time,,, would like to do again sometime-----

                                                          Roomy home with great sunsets

                                                          Sallie R.

                                                          This home has everything you need to relax at the beach. Beautiful views, sandy soft beach, well-equipped kitchen and room for all. We had 5 adults and one toddler and cooler than average temperatures for the first few days. We never felt crowded and once the weather warmed up we loved the spacious porches. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!

                                                          Great place with a great beach

                                                          Gregg E.

                                                          We really enjoyed the spacious duplex. Excellent for spreading out when the weather doesn't cooperate. The covered porches were great - picture perfect view. The beach was very nice and water was clear. The location is such that you feel like the beach is your own private playground. You can just lounge in peace and quiet or take long walks & pick up some shells. The kitchen was very large and the whole place was very clean. Great location if you don't feel like cooking with an A+ restaurant right across the street. Quick access to Mexico Beach or Port St Joe for any shopping. The owners are top notch - easy to communicate with and provide good recommendations (care about their visitors!)

                                                          Highly recommend!

                                                          Moustfa M.

                                                          The duplex was the perfect fit for our two families! Plenty of space for everyone. You can mingle or you can find a quiet place to just sit and read. And the house had everything we needed. We also enjoyed some great seafood at the local restaurants.

                                                          The beach is amazing! Clean, white sand, and warm, clear water. And it's not crowded at all! It's like having your own private beach, right outside your front door! There's also lots of marine life for those who like nature. I saw sea creatures I'd never seen before. And lots of shells! The kids loved to play in the waves. The weather was surprisingly cool for summertime, and I never saw a single mosquito.

                                                          The house has two big porches, one downstairs and one upstairs. Both provide an excellent view of the ocean and the beautiful sunsets. If we weren't on the beach, we were relaxing on the porch. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the house uses geothermal cooling/heating (as an engineer, I thought that was neat!).

                                                          The owner was very caring, making sure we had everything we needed and offering advice on the best places to eat. Very friendly and hospitable! We're already making plans for another visit.

                                                          Wonderful Break!

                                                          Elizabeth K.Santa Claus, IN

                                                          We had such a nice, relaxing stay in this home. It was very clean, which isn't always the case with homes I've rented in the past that charge a cleaning fee but yet needed cleaning upon arrival--not the case with this home! The owners were very friendly and attentive to any needs we may have had while there. Plus, you can't beat the location!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks! Having a clean beach home is very important to us and we don't really charge a cleaning fee. We charge a REFUNDABLE cleaning deposit and we have been able to refund 98% of the deposits collected. We hope to see you again.


                                                          Port St. Joe, FL, USA

                                                          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, canoeing, 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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted. The full balance due must be received two weeks prior to the reservation.

                                                          23 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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