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6 BR/3 BA Gulf Front Paradise! - Mimi's Sandcastle

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Perfect for large, extended families. 4 Bed/2Bath main house with separate wheelchair accessible, 2 Bed/1 Bath suite at this Gulf-front property makes this home your ideal vacation on Cape San Blas.

This gorgeous 6 bedroom, 3 bath home has 2 separate living areas, 2 kitchens, 2 screened porches, 2 separate laundry areas and 4 covered parking places. It also has an elevator for convenient access between the main house and the lower suite.

The upper level has a large family-sized kitchen opening to vaulted family room, 4 bedrooms (2 Gulf-front open to screened porch), 2 baths, dining (seats 13), & laundry.

The lower level has a full kitchen, family room, king bedroom, twin bedroom, 2nd laundry, and accessible bathroom. Other amenities include ice machine, tile floors & fireplace.

Outside, enjoy furnished screened porches, sundeck, outdoor hot/cold shower, & Gulf-front gazebo.

This house is also perfect for shared accommodations with multiple families - private space available for everyone. You will come back every year!

Note: Availability calendar may not be 100% accurate. E-mail for confirmation.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About The Owner

I love grilling up a mess of shrimp and mullet at sunset! Especially after a day of kayaking or horseback riding on the beach. I never seem to have enough shrimp, though, no matter how much I overestimate. Marinate them in Jamaican Jerk sauce and there won't be a single one left, I promise!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Port St. Joe

We chose Cape San Blas for our vacation home because it reminded us so much of how 'old Florida' used to look 50 years ago all up and down the panhandle. I grew up in Pensacola and have enjoyed the Gulf Coast all my life, and this is one of the few areas that hasn't been completely overrun by condos. It still has that certain feel of peaceful family togetherness that you can really only get when you're away from it all.

What makes this house unique

Some of the benefits of staying at Mimi's Sandcastle include:

* Gorgeous, wide open beaches without the crowds. No condos = fewer people.

* 10 minute drive to a REAL oyster bar (The Indian Pass Raw Bar), where you can take your catch and grill it on the outdoor pit while enjoying your favorite beverage and getting to know the locals. Or, go inside and order up a dozen raw, steamed, baked, however you like 'em!

* We're directly on the beach, with boardwalk access from the top deck, which provides easy access to the beach for everyone, including small children and those who use a wheelchair.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , His and Hers sinks. Private access from bedroom.
    Upstairs 2nd bathroom - toilet , shower , Private access from secondary master bedroom
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible shower and handrail for toilet
  • Upstairs master bathroom is shared with bunk room. Upstairs 2nd bathroom is shared between secondary master bedroom and upstairs twin room.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , Private French doors open to large screened porch
    Upstairs secondary Master - 1 queen , Private French doors open to large screened deck
    Upstairs Bunk room - 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs twin room - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master - 1 king
    Downstairs twin room - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living room
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest Gulf beach rentals I've ever seen. Suitable for a crowd without feeling crowded. Separate apartment allows for privacy when desired. Spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished and decorated. Natural setting provides backdrop for relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iowa City, Iowa

What a disappointment

  • 2 of 5

What a disappointment! Doesn't look like the beautiful pictures anymore. This property is rundown and verging on shabby. One bedroom had a leak in the ceiling the entire stay, even though the property manager was notified. Mold in the bathroom; the facia on the kitchen cabinets is peeling off; carpets are very stained; the kitchen didn't even have a working can opener, although there were dishes galore. Lower level coffee pot has a burned out burner and doesn't keep coffee hot; Several members of the family found sand in their beds the first night suggesting they weren't clean; used bar soap in the bathrooms; 1/2 inch standing water on the deck; very poor floor plan and layout that doesn't really show in the pictures, and the elevator isn't really helpful and quite loud, making it impractical if you don't have a physically challenged person in your party. This home greatly needs some TLC and maintenance. We have been doing beach vacations for 20 years, and this home is the worst property we've encountered. Very disappointing after spending so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the detailed feedback! We will take corrective action immediately, and I have already contacted our property manager. I'm sorry you had a bad experience, and am happy to offer a good-faith discount on a future stay, as an apology. Shoot me an email, if that would be helpful.
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Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were married at Mimi's Sandcastle in March of 2012. (I know this review is a little late, but I am reminiscing a little tonight.) We had the most wonderful experience at this beach home. I graduated from high school at Port St. Joe High School, and moved to North Dakota shortly after to be with my boyfriend (husband now.) We he proposed, we decided to have a destination wedding on Cape San Blas. We had a group of 14 people that would be staying together. I couldn't think of a better place than Mimi's Sandcastle. The beach was amazing, and the gazebo was PERFECT for our wedding photos. Best. Place. Ever. Don't hesitate to book your stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you've had good times reminiscing, and hope you'll come back again soon.
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accomodations on a lovely site that's peaceful and quiet. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Panama City
Car: recommended

Just 3 miles from the entrance to St. Joe State Park, which has camping, hiking, a boat launch, and picnic tables.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.