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Gulf Front!Private Boardwalk! Beach Equip Provided, Lots of Outdoor Decks, Wifi

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Enjoy spectacular Gulf views while lounging on Mood Swing's spacious sundeck.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Mood Swing' was custom built in 2014 ...and, as its name implies, our home is just what you need if you are looking for a positive attitude adjustment!

You will love the convenient beach front location with private ramped boardwalk as well as the variety of amenities inside and out.

Our 5 bedroom, 3 & 1/2 bath home easily accommodates 12 people. The arrangement of the bedrooms provides the privacy that makes Mood Swing perfect for having another family, in-laws or grandparents as your guests...Although Mood Swing is designed to give everyone a lot of their own space, it also entices everyone to be together...particularly on the huge screen porch with prep sink, bar, ceiling fans and plenty of comfy seating, that includes a hand-made mahogany swing, outdoor bed, custom-made HUGE pub-height heart-pine table with stools, lifeguard-style chairs, hammock swing and more!

You can enjoy the sweeping gulf views and spectacular sunsets from almost every room in the house or from its more than 1,700 square feet of covered decks, screened porch & sundeck.

We provide linens, beach towels, beach chairs & other beach equipment, soaps, paper towels, TP, WiFi, cable, free long-distance and much, much, MORE!

FLOOR PLAN:
The GROUND LEVEL has ample covered parking (enough for 4 or 5 cars or boats, depending on size) and is where there is a storage room with a plentiful supply of beach chairs & rafts, a beach cart, cooler with wheels, umbrella, beach toys and much MORE, kept for your convenience. There is also a funky outdoor shower with hot water, a fish-cleaning sink, outdoor charcoal grill and seating area. The private boardwalk to the beach is completely ramped which makes it easy to roll your beach cart or strollers with little ones directly to the beach. Mid-way down the boardwalk is a long bench where you can enjoy the sunset and other views.

The MIDDLE LEVEL has a large sun deck with custom-made mahogony chaises and a huge screened porch that spans the entire front of the home, and runs the length of the house. The screened porch is equipped with a food-prep area with sink, a pub-height dining table and ceiling fans that make it easy to dine 'al fresco' while enjoying the view...however, you may just want to curl up in the porch swing or porch bed and read a book or take a nap. This level also contains two bedrooms that share their own private entry foyer and a full bath. The Gulf front mid-level bedroom has a king bed, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan and Kuerig coffee station. The other mid-level bedroom has 2 full beds with a ceiling fan.

The TOP LEVEL is entered from a covered porch overlooking the Gulf. It has a vaulted great room that includes the living area with comfortable seating, 39-inch flat-screen TV, stereo, and a double-pedestal glass-top dining table. We personally reclaimed the heart-pine flooring from beams milled from a 100+ yr-old-building into wide-plank flooring especially for this home. The well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar has a pantry and stainless steel appliances.

There are 3 bedrooms on the top level: each has a king bed & ceiling fan. The master bedroom has incredible Gulf views, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a full bath with walk-in shower and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom on the top level has a private half-bath & flat-screen TV with DVD, and the third bedroom is adjacent to a full bath that has two vanities and is equipped with a tub/shower combination. The utility room with washer and dryer is located on this level.

Area features:
As you stroll along the quiet beach, you can find a variety of seashells to collect or just enjoy watching the dolphins swimming by or eagles and osprey scouting for prey. Of course, swimming, sunbathing or fishing in the surf are always a favorite, too.

Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and friendly, with no thru traffic - a great place for families with children, or for anyone who just wants to get away from it all!

You may want to rent bikes or a golf cart and cruise quietly through the streets or on the beach. Horseback riding on the beach can also be conveniently arranged.

Money Bayou is just a short walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs, throw your cast net or put in your kayak to explore the winding waterway. Scalloping in nearby St. Joe Bay is also a lot of fun during the summer scallop season. These sweet, tender delicacies can be enjoyed on your vacation or frozen for later when you return home.

In addition, the famous Indian Pass Raw Bar is just a mile up the road where you can enjoy the area's delicious oysters, other seafood and a cold drink. Weekends at the Raw Bar often feature outdoor live entertainment and dancing.

Our area is reminiscent of 'Old Florida.' There are no tall condos or hotels anywhere near by! Our beaches are very quiet and pristine and, in the off-season, you will rarely encounter anyone as you stroll quietly along the beach!

Our home is located on the mainland, just 1.5 miles east from Cape San Blas - which has been rated in the top five of the best beaches in the United States. Port St. Joe is only 10 miles to the west where you can stock up on all of the provisions you'll need. If you're not in the mood to cook, there are a number of great, local restaurants and night spots nearby. A golf course is only a few miles away and there are 4 separate boat ramps within 15 miles.

Just 20 minutes to the east is the historic and quaint fishing town of Apalachicola. Here you will find some great shopping as well as many wonderful restaurants and night spots. In addition, you can walk along the boardwalk and see what catch the fishing boats have brought in for the day.

We invite you to have your attitude adjusted at 'Mood Swing' and enjoy 'Old Florida.'

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible parties must be at least 25 years old and be present during the entire rental period....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The huge screened porch and other covered outside areas with swings, etc., ensure lots of room for outdoor play - even if its raining! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow well-behaved, house-broken, flea- & tick-free dogs - limit 2 and preferably not more than 30 pounds. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Top-level, road-side BR w/ceiling fan, is next to full bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    On middle level - w/ Gulf views, Keurig coffee station & TV ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

    On mid-level - 2 full beds, next to full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 6

    Middle-level screen porch has a full bed outside...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Top-level middle BR has 1/2 bath, TV with DVD & ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Gulf front master, 32-in TV, ceiling fan, full ba w shower...moreless

  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and 3 have flat-screen TVs. Bedroom #1: Top-level master bedroom has an incredible Gulf view, walk-in closet and a full private bath with walk-in shower. It has a 32- inch flat screen TV. Bedroom #2: Top-level 2nd master bedroom has a flat-screen TV with DVD and a private, half-bath. Bedroom #3: Top-level 3rd bedroom is adjacent to a full bath with double vanities and tub/shower. Bedroom #4: Middle-level 4th bedroom has incredible Gulf views, a flat-screen TV & a Keurig Coffee station (you may want to bring extra K-cups). Bedroom #5: Middle-level 5th bedroom has 2 full beds and shares a private foyer and bath with bedroom #4....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath w/ walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Top level, double vanities...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    top-level...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    middle level...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower

    ground level...moreless

  • The top level has 2 full baths and a 1/2 bath while the middle level bedrooms share a full bath...and don't forget the outdoor shower with hot and cold water!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Additional kitchen equipment: We have a 7-quart Crock Pot, electric hand mixer & small fry-daddy. There are blow-dryers in each bathroom. Beach equipment provided: 6 - 8 beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart and various rafts, boogie boards, beach toys, buckets & nets, cooler with wheels....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We keep a supply of paperback novels and local interest books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Top-level middle BR has a DVD player built in its TV....moreless

  • Games:

    We keep a variety of games & playing cards for all ages. We also have a Corn Hole Game....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo in living room is I-pod or I-phone compatible....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room, master BR, top-level BR w/ half bath and gulf-side BR on middle level all have flat screen TVs (i.e. TVs are in 3 bedrooms and living room)...moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys, at least 6 beach chairs, beach umbrella, rafts, boogie boards and beach cart...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    'Mood Swing' is a beach front house on the Gulf of Mexico on a very private, white sandy beach where you will enjoy absolutely gorgeous views...and amazing sunsets!!...moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4' X 7' oval, glass-top dining table can seat 8 to 10 with the use of the extra stools that are provided; breakfast bar can seat at least 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Internet:

    WiFi high speed - code is on the fridge and in check-in information....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and towels are high-quality, 100% cotton - all indoor beds will be made before your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    has flat-screen 39-inch TV & stereo with I-pod, I-phone, docking station...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of parking under the house & in the driveway to park at least 5 to 6 cars or boats (depending on size). Clearance height under home is at least 9'....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free limited long-distance (cell service is unpredictable in our area.)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One set of towels (bath, hand & face) are provided for each guest. We also supply at least 6 beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in laundry room on top level...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There are 2 Keurig coffee makers: one on the middle level & one on the top level (bring K-cups). There is also a 12-cup, regular coffee maker (uses #4-size, 'cone' filters)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    very quiet ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    has breakfast bar & stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    built-in above the stove...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There is usually a supply of salt, pepper, various spices, & paper products in the pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Samsung - stainless steel side-by-side with ice & water thru the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Samsung glass-top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slot, can accommodate bagels...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There are covered porches on each level....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This home has more than 1700 sq ft of decking...including its almost 1000 square-foot screened porch with lots of areas to sit, swing, layout, relax & eat! ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are at least 6 - 8 beach chairs, rafts, beach toys, beach umbrella, a cart & a cooler with wheels for your convenience. We also have buckets, nets, & wooden stakes for crabbing....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$2,000
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$325
$2,100
New Years
Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$400
$2,600
Late Winter
Jan 1 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$1,800 $3,900
Early Spring
Feb 26 - Mar 11, 2017
4 night min stay
$350
$2,200
Spring Break
Mar 12 - Apr 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
$3,200
Mid Spring
Apr 9 - Apr 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
$2,400
Late Spring 1
Apr 30 - May 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$425
$2,700
Late Spring 2
May 7 - May 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$475
$3,000
Early Summer
May 21 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

July 4th week
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Mid Summer
Jul 9 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$700
$4,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

For Summer Season & Holiday weeks, FULL WEEK requests are preferred unless it is a few weeks before arrival. Rental weeks are normally from SUNDAY to SUNDAY (particularly during peak summer seasons). Monthly rates are available upon request. Check in-4 pm/Check out-11 am (EST)

Rates include linens, bath towels & 6 beach towels, 6 -8 beach chairs, umbrella, cart & beach toys & rafts; starter supply of paper towels, TP, detergents & soaps.

There are 2 Kuerig coffee makers that take K-cups (1 in kitchen & 1 on middle level coffee station). There is also a regular 12 cup drip coffee maker on the top level that uses #4 cone filters. The fully-equipped kitchen also has a Crock Pot, small Fry Daddy, & electric hand mixer.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Florida Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Indian Pass Raw Bar
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St. Joe Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Indian Pass Raw Bar
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Your front yard

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We live in Tallahassee and love this area of Florida's Gulf Coast. I have been coming down here since I was a child and have since introduced my husband and our two girls to this wonderful taste of 'Old Florida.' We hope you will also fall in love with this area. It is a beautiful part of Florida where you can really get away from it all.

Why the Owner Chose Port Saint Joe, FL, USA:
The private, completely ramped boardwalk to the unpopulated, white sandy beach, multiple decks and HUGE screened porch with ceiling fans, bar, prep sink, swings, out door bed & multiple seating areas make this house perfect for those who want to make the most of outdoor living or entertaining at the beach. Its bedroom layout also provides separate sleeping areas that makes it perfect for providing the privacy needed for a couple of families...or for having the in-laws join you. We also provide many items to simplify what you have to bring. These include: beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, rafts, games, beach towels, starter supply of paper towels, TP, soaps & much more!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy spectacular Gulf views while lounging on Mood Swing's spacious sundeck.

    Enjoy spectacular Gulf views while lounging on Mood Swing's spacious sundeck.

  • Mood Swing has great Gulf views!

    Mood Swing has great Gulf views!

  • Living room has lots of comfy furniture & great Gulf views!

    Living room has lots of comfy furniture & great Gulf views!

  • Fully-quipped kitchen with custom shelves, stainless appliances & breakfast bar

    Fully-quipped kitchen with custom shelves, stainless appliances & breakfast bar

  • Master bath with glass-enclosed shower, tile floor & custom driftwood mirror

    Master bath with glass-enclosed shower, tile floor & custom driftwood mirror

  • The front top-level BR with king bed & ceiling fan is adjacent to a full bath.

    The front top-level BR with king bed & ceiling fan is adjacent to a full bath.

  • Mid-level Gulf front bedroom has great views, TV & its own Kuerig coffee station

    Mid-level Gulf front bedroom has great views, TV & its own Kuerig coffee station

  • Sit, swing, or rest...it's up to you how you choose to relax at Mood Swing

    Sit, swing, or rest...it's up to you how you choose to relax at Mood Swing

  • The outdoor bed is another fun feature on the huge screened porch.

    The outdoor bed is another fun feature on the huge screened porch.

  • We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, cart, rafts, toys, cooler, buckets & MORE!

    We provide beach chairs, umbrellas, cart, rafts, toys, cooler, buckets & MORE!

  • Our white sandy beaches are perfect for all kinds of activities

    Our white sandy beaches are perfect for all kinds of activities

  • Money Bayou is a short walk up the beach. It's great for canoeing, fishing, etc

    Money Bayou is a short walk up the beach. It's great for canoeing, fishing, etc

  • Enjoy lots of decks, grilling area, private boardwalk, outdoor shower & MORE!!

    Enjoy lots of decks, grilling area, private boardwalk, outdoor shower & MORE!!

  • Top-level covered porch is one of the many outdoor areas to enjoy the view.

    Top-level covered porch is one of the many outdoor areas to enjoy the view.

  • Dining area has comfortable seating around a double-pedestal, glass-top table

    Dining area has comfortable seating around a double-pedestal, glass-top table

  • Top-level master has great Gulf views, king bed, full bath, TV/DVD & ceiling fan

    Top-level master has great Gulf views, king bed, full bath, TV/DVD & ceiling fan

  • Top-level middle BR w/ king bed has 1/2 bath, flat screen TV & ceiling fan.

    Top-level middle BR w/ king bed has 1/2 bath, flat screen TV & ceiling fan.

  • Top-level guest bath has 2 vanities, tile floors & glass tub/shower enclosure.

    Top-level guest bath has 2 vanities, tile floors & glass tub/shower enclosure.

  • The 2nd mid-level BR has 2 full beds & is adjacent to a full bath.

    The 2nd mid-level BR has 2 full beds & is adjacent to a full bath.

  • The prep sink & many seating areas all help you enjoy the screen porch!

    The prep sink & many seating areas all help you enjoy the screen porch!

  • Ground level w/ grill, benches, fish sink, funky shower, lots of covered parking

    Ground level w/ grill, benches, fish sink, funky shower, lots of covered parking

  • Our sandy beach is wide, white & private (note: Mood Swing to the right)

    Our sandy beach is wide, white & private (note: Mood Swing to the right)

  • You can even have a bonfire on our beaches...just please "leave no trace!"

    You can even have a bonfire on our beaches...just please "leave no trace!"

  • View of Mood Swing (& Sweetwater Cottage) from the water.

    View of Mood Swing (& Sweetwater Cottage) from the water.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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