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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

My Wife Linda and i discovered the 'Forgotten Coast' some time back, thanks to a friend's reccomendation. Ever since we first came to the St. Joe Beach area, we fell in love with its peace, tranquility and relaxed way of life.

Life can be stressfull, and we think its vital to have somewhere to get away from the craziness of everyday life and relax.

If you have a dog or pets, don't forget that Port St Joe was just voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.....Spend some time here and you"ll understand why our friends are always welcome in town or on the beach.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our house and will do anything we can to make sure your stay is as memorable as it is relaxing.

Welcome to Pelican Haven......walk on the beach, collect shells, watch the dolphins and the sunsets.....and RELAX..

Andy & Linda Cave

Keywords: Private House, Large fenced yard. Corner Lot.

One block from Beach

More Details


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please let us know if you wish to bring your pet, and let us know a little about him or her? We love dogs, but we like to know a little about yours.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shampoo-conditioner & soap is under the sink cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1, King size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. 1, Queen size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. The sofa in the den is a queen size sleeper sofa with all linens and pillows in the King size bedroom. A laundry basket is in each bedroom closet. Ceiling fans are in each rooms and there is an alarm clock if needed! An extra set of sheets are provided in case you should need to change your sheets while you are there.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Private, large fenced back yard. Outdoor picnic area, Outdoor shower, Large screened sitting and grilling area. Propane gas grill and all utensils. Fully stocked Kitchen. Quality linens and towels provided. Beach towels provided. Coffee bar in kitchen area with bean grinder and blender. You are welcome to use our bicycles and we have beach chairs, umbrellas, and as always, please just treat then as if they were yours.


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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 58 reviews
Jasper, Ga

Enjoyed as always

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time back to your Port St. Joe home. We have another visit planned for May. I always feel so relaxed and at home there. I refer to Pelican Haven as " My House " I feel that much at home there. I want for nothing I just take my suitcases in and relax. Every thing has been done for me. Even arrangements to stay there are so easy. And you are both the best to work with. You take care of everything. I imagine as long as ya'll own this house I will be staying there on our visits. See you in May.

Cal and Debbie Garrett

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for the kind review. Linda and I love that you guys feel so much at home here, and we think of you as family also.......So looking forward to you all coming back in May.... Stay well, and we"ll see you again soon!, Andy & Linda
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Coffee Springs.Al

Nice and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at Pelican Haven. There are so many places to see in the area and the house at Pelican Haven had everything you needed to make the stay convenient and stress free. Since it was Christmas the owners left me wrapped presents and a card on the table for me when I got there and were very prompt in notifying me when I made the payment to stay there giving me their contact number and information I would need. There are several restaurants and a Dollar General right around the corner if you need any last minute items. Nice beach too.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thanks so much for choosing our home for your Christmas break. We so enjoyed you staying with us, and we loved the sweet note you left in the guestbook. Linda and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, and we hope you come back and visit us again soon, Andy & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, wonderful. Had a very relaxing time. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. From the minute we walked in it truly felt like home. Love the area. Felt like old time Florida. Beach was wonderful. Will be back if you’ll have us.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Angie. We loved having you guys here and we hope its not too long before you can come back again. We give an additional 10% discount to folks that have stayed with us before, so just let us know when you have time to come back to the beach. Thanks again Angie, from our family to yours! Andy & Linda
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Fayetteville, GA

Our Favorite Vacation House & Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have tried many different vacation spots and homes through VRBO and we keep coming back to Pelican Haven! The house is in perfect shape, has a great layout, has everything you need, and is so close to the Best Beach!! It is great for kids, an easy block walk to the beach. The sand is powder soft and water great for kids to swim. In addition to the basics, Linda treats you like family and has many wonderful touches such as a toy box, lots of books and games, and coffee bar to make it so comfortable. It's just how you would have it if it were your own place. This is a very laid back area with no crowds or much to do...which is the point...we love to do nothing and relax. It is an easy drive to a few restaurants or a grocery store in Port St Joe or Mexico Beach. Two working parents, kids age 7 & 3.5, and a multi-poo give this place 8 thumbs and 2 paws up!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristie, we love you guys so much, and so happy you came to visit again this year....... We think of y'all as family, and hope you come again soon!!..... Andy & Linda
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Haven Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Wow...what a great place to stay! The house is stocked with everything you could think of & then some! (And everything is labeled...which was amazing for my OCD self to see!!!) The shed has everything you need for the beach as well! The back yard was huge and our fur babies loved the green space! The house is really spacious and clean! Not to mention the easy walk to the dog friendly beach!!! Linda, the owner, is amazing to work with and so sweet and even mailed a necklace back to us that we accidentally left there!!! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and we can't wait to return!!!

Kristi, Stephen, Piper 🐾 & Ruby🐾

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you guys had a good time. My sister teases me about my OCD ... but I feel the labels help people with finding stuff, in an unfamiliar house. And the light switches for the fan/lights in the den and outside flood lights, are labeled with a wooden dolphin cutout .... I love it. Glad to know someone finds these things helpful. lol I was as happy as a seagull with a French fry; when I found the necklace. It was right where you said it would be. Y'all come on back and see us next year. We will keep the light on for ya! Linda & Andy
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Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house with everything we needed; dog friendly

Private fenced back yard

Close walking distance to beach

Great restaurants near by

Very attentive hosts

Good location to site see in both directions

No stairs

Quiet neighborhood to walk dogs

For us this trip was all about the dogs (3, 2 large, 1 small) This property made it very to exercise, do necessary business and play!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time. I sure hope you and pup dogs come back to see us again real soon. Linda & Andy
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Andy & Linda Cave
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Andy & Linda Cave

After vacationing here for years ourselves, and falling in love with the area, Linda and I now are fortunate enough to call Port St Joe home. We live only fifteen minutes from Pelican Haven, and we're always available to help with anything you may need during your stay with us...........

Andy & Linda Cave purchased this house in 2011

Why Andy & Linda Cave chose Port St. Joe

Its a fairly short drive from most anywhere in the Southeast. The beach is gorgeous, the lifestyle and folks are friendly, relaxed. There are numerous good places to eat, as well as locally caught seafood in abundance.

Port St Joe was just voted as the most pet friendly vacation destination in the entire United States for 2015. The towns and beaches are super dog friendly, and its a great bonus to be able to bring your "other" family members along on your vacation.

What makes this house unique

After many years staying in hotels, its a different world vacationing in a real home. We have taken great care to furnish this home for our guests, and we have provided many things that we found lacking in other rental homes that we have stayed at over the years. The furniture is nice, clean and comfortable, There are HD, Flatscreen TV's in each room, The mattresses are top quality. We provide quality linens and bath towels. And there is no need to pack a bulky beach towel - we got that covered too! We also decided to provide Directv HD sattelite instead of the local cable service as thats what we have in our home. High speed Wifi internet, Unlimited local and long distance calling is provided. We provide large beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, a good selection of family friendly DVD's and a great selection of kids toys and games. You are even welcome to use our bikes to cruise the neighborhood and the bike paths.

The house has a very private fully fenced large backyard, with an outdoor private shower, and a fully screened porch. There is a gas grill with tools and propane is provided for you - if you are in the mood for a cook-out.

The kitchen comes furnished with everything to make your stay easy and relaxed. There is even a coffee bean grinder. A crock pot, toaster oven and a blender.

The beach is extremely close. (220 steps from your front door) The Dollar General store is a hop skip and a jump away! It is stocked with grocery items, snacks and (almost anything) else you may need. You can hear the ocean from the house. Port St. Joe is only a ten minute drive, and the Mexico Beach pier is also only a ten minute drive.

There are many great places to eat, and the local supermarket in Port St Joe sells great locally caught fish and shrimp if you want to come home and grill out.

We love our house at the beach, and we think you will too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had the best time at this wonderful home by the beach. The home was clean and completely equipped. The pictures on the listing are absolutely accurate, and the owners were so helpful and kind.

Its only a very short drive to Appalachicola and St Josephs Penninsula. Port St Joe and the marina are only ten minutes away and really nice to walk around.

The beach is two minutes walk and was just beautiful. If you like to collect shells, this is for you. The whole area around the home is relaxed and quiet, and we made friends with some of the neighbors.

I cant wait to come back again next fall!!
Oct 2012
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Dollar General
"All kinds of general groceries and beach wear and toys.Wine, Beer and household goods Open 8..."
Toucan's Restaurant
"Great place, Great atmosphere,and Great food. Nice place to eat and take in the view if you ..."
Fish House Restaurant
"Probably my favourite. Family atmosphere, wonderful food and service."
Dockside Seafood & Raw Bar
Thirsty Goat Lounge
"Fun place, Great food, drinks and live music"
Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
"The best pizza you will find outside NYC or Chicago. Joes has a wood fired pizza oven, fanta..."
Piggly Wiggly
"Big supermarket with a great meat counter, steaks cut to order, and a great seafood counter ..."
Sunset Coastal Grill
"Wonderful restaurant with stunning views of the sunset over St Josephs bay. Wonderful food, ..."
Bluewater Outriggers
"Fantastic outdoor outfitters next to Piggly Wiggly.....Anything from sun glasses, to Kayaks,..."
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
"Good Chinese food.....when you need to take a break from shrimp...."
Indian Pass Raw Bar
"Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass"
Hungry Howie's Pizza
"In the mood for something delicious and quick?.....Hungry Howies is hard to beat.."
"Just Great...."
Paul Gant's Bar B Que
"You might have to get in is served from his trailer, and he's only ope..."
Shipwreck Raw Bar
"Awesome food.....two minutes from Pelican Haven"
Krazyfish Grille
"Fantastic seafood, and the best burgers and hand cut fries...."
Mango Marley's
"Good food, Good times...."
Sharon's Cafe
"Great place, open for breakfast and lunch only.....they take cash only"
Sister's Restaurant
"Good food, good service"
Sand Dollar Cafe
"Five stars doesn't do it justice.......go for breakfast or lunch, and you'll be back again a..."
Indian Pass Raw Bar
"Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass"

Sun, Sand, and Surf is why we come to this beach. But there are a lot more things here for you to fall in love with too.

Port St Joe was recently voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.

This area is referred to as the forgotten coast as it is unspoiled like Old Florida - free of heavy commercialization. St.Joe Beach is a great place on the panhandle for family and friends to enjoy the beach and wonderful sunshine

Sheltered by St. Joseph Peninsula, Mexico Beach has no UNDERTOW. So the whole family can swim safely, wade, snorkel, and find seashells along the white sandy beaches. These beaches are among the best in the United States. It just doesn’t get much better than this!

A must visit and only thirty minute drive is the quaint, historic fishing village, of Apalachicola. Sports Ilustrated used the beaches of St George Island for their photo shoot, Octobert of 2011. And St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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