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Calm Your Mind and Spirit at "OM SHANTI" Beach Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Newly Renovated 1900 Sq. Ft. Beach Cottage W/ wide Ocean View

OM Shanti, a yogic term meaning Universal PEACE, refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at peace. Peace of mind is precisely what we want guests of Shanti Seaside Cottage to experience when you visit this unique area of Florida.

Our Seaside Cottage soothes guests in the colors of nature with soft hues of gray, white and sea salt blue. We want you to be transported into the sounds, colors and shapes of nature, helping you feel more at one with yourself. We welcome your inquiries, and invite you to experience our home as your own.

After a morning on the beach, sit a spell on the screened porch and read a book or just watch the waves come in. Let the kids or pets play in the fenced yard while you prepare lunch or dinner on the gas grill or in the newly remodeled kitchen where the Gulf waves still catch your eye. A glass of wine or your favorite cocktail is a nice compliment to a colorful sunset, and a steamy outdoor shower at the end of the day is another sweet treat.

Located on 30A between Apalachicola (16 miles) and Port St. Joe (10 miles), the cottage provides the perfect zen-like atmosphere to enjoy the broad sandy beaches, unspoiled views and laid back pace of Florida’s Forgotten Coast.


- Newly renovated 1900 sq. ft. 'Old Florida' beach cottage.

- 3 bedroom, 2 bath + outdoor shower. 2 King, 2 Twins and 1 Queen pullout sofa (sleeps 6-8 comfortably).

- Fully updated kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, lighting, paint and more.

- Secured fenced yard for children and pets.

- Pet friendly for 'well mannered' pets.

- Spacious outdoor shower equipped with additional sprayer for dogs.

- Large private lot.

- Ample parking for boats.

- Wi-Fi enabled, basic cable service and a DVD player.


- Wide Gulf views from screened porch, living area, kitchen and upstairs bedroom.

- Spacious "shabby chic" screened porch with beautiful gulf view.

- 2 minute walk to wide stretch of white sandy beach.

- Dog friendly beach and legal campfires allowed on beach.

- Outdoor shower and patio with gas grill.

- St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park nearby for kayaking or day trip with a picnic.

- The Great Florida Birding and Wildlilfe Trail begins 5 minutes from the cottage.

- Half a mile from the 'World Famous' Indian Raw Bar.

Come visit! Kick back, hear the waves, breathe the salt air and renew your spirit.


More Details

Debra Kelley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About Debra Kelley

I discovered this area of Florida on a Thanksgiving getaway with my dog Bindi in 2013. I saw the potential of investing in a home and creating a zen, yogic environment that would replicate my thriving yoga studio back in Decatur Ga. Truth is, my boxer Bindi loved it so much that I wanted to buy the home for her :)). I set out with a real estate agent and fell in love with the first property I saw, and proceeded to renovate, which is a passion of mine. This unique, laid back beach destination is 'Old Florida' at it's best. Shanti Seaside Cottage is located in a quaint neighborhood where, I believe, everyone can relax, reflect and rejuvenate. The gulf view is spectacular!

Debra Kelley purchased this house in 2014

Why Debra Kelley chose Florida Main North West

The secluded, relaxing location, away from it all but close (15 minutes) to the historic coastal city of Apalachicola FL. The lots are large in this development so my 1st tier ocean view is spectacular. Beach access, only 3 minutes. The screened porch and picket

fenced-in yard (great for dog lovers) are wonderful perks and last but not least, we are 1/2 mile from the Indian Pass Raw Bar.

What makes this house unique

Dog friendly beach. We have a fenced-in yard and warm dog wash in our outdoor shower, or, in the summer, you can use the cool sprayer hose right off the walkway to the house. Screened in porch with porch swing. Ground floor patio with gas grill. Ground floor is also enclosed and spacious for rainy day activities like foosball. We have a table.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The trip was wonderful. We loved the house, the beach, the quiet, the access to good eating and activities. We swam, beach combed, rode horses, went over to St. Vincent's Wildlife Refuge and just lazed around. It couldn't have been nicer. The only negative was the mosquito swarm on St. Vincent's. I recommend doing that in winter!
May 2015
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(1 traveler reviews)

Calm Your Mind and Spirit at "OM SHANTI" Beach Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Westerville, Ohio

More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to vaca at! We absolutely loved the whole layout and set up of the cottage. The new renovations to the interior made it very cozy and nice. More importantly, this is the perfect place if you are bringing pets!!! Couldn't be more pet friendly. This was our first year visiting the forgotten coast and it was AWESOME!!! Can't wait to plan our trip for next year. And by the way, we'll be staying at the Shanti Seaside Cottage again next year :)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan thank you sooooo much for your kind words about Shanti Seaside Cottage. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Namaste, Debra
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
A few yards from the beach at Indian Pass
Car: necessary

In a tranquil area off 30A between Port St. Joe (10 miles) and Apalachicola (17 miles). The area is a jewel for lovers of the outdoors with St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park nearby. Part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail begins 5-minutes from the cottage. With no high-rises for miles, we’ve caught glimpses of bald eagles, egrets, hawks and dolphins, and those are only the ones we recognized. Both the Wildlife Refuge and the State Park have opportunities for kayaking or canoeing and experiencing nature up close. We also have a basket of yoga mats if you want to strike a pose on the beach or on the open air deck.

In season, guests can enjoy netting bay scallops and the area is known as one of the best fishing locations in the Gulf. The cottage has ample space to park a boat. It is also only half a mile from the world famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. If you don’t fancy shucking oysters yourself, or if you want to bring along your guitar to jam with the locals, the Raw Bar is the place to be.


Rates & Availability

Port Saint Joe House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Mar 13 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Linen Fee $80 + Tax
Pet Fee (Per pet) $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates do not include travel insurance. Please call for details. Weekly rentals are required during the summer season. Some exceptions are made, please call for nightly rates. Please do not try to pay through VRBO/Homeaway, as we have not subscribed to this service. Our property manager will collect payment.

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Port Saint Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 bathrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs Downstairs bathroom with full tub, Upstairs with shower. Outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second upstairs bedroom opposite master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Downstairs King bedroom
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 King-size beds 2 Twin beds 1 Queen-size pullout in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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