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March Special, remaining days at 410 per day 2870 for week

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

This house sits on the beach, in a gated area, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which was recently ranked as the best beach in the U.S., (see link below for national rankings). The house as well as the beach is dog friendly.

Cape San Blas is known for its clear, clean, aquamarine water, sugar-like sand, tall dunes, stunning views, and secluded location. Today it is getting harder and harder to find a quiet place to soothe away stress. Well, this is the place!

With unobstructed views to the Gulf, the park and St. Joe Bay, “Parkside” at Secluded Dunes is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the United States. This large, open, tastefully-furnished house, with top-of-the-line kitchen and all the amenities includes high speed internet, a 50 inch television, unlimited long distance and Wi-Fi. Two bedrooms have private bathrooms with king size beds and two have private bathrooms with queen size beds. The kids’ bunkroom sleeps three and has a half bath across the hall.

While watching the spectacular sunset over the Gulf from the huge screened-in porch, you may also see deer on the dunes or dolphin in the water. Early risers can watch the sunrise over “Parkside’s” private acreage.

Bring your boat and launch it at the state park, close by. There is plenty of room for your boat and several cars on site. The fishing is superb, either in the surf out front or minutes away in St. Joe Bay, where Tarpon make their yearly appearance in July and August. Cobia, Pompano, Redfish and Speckled Trout help make the Cape a fisherman’s paradise. Other activities include diving for scallops in late summer, crabbing, and beach combing. The surf is normally low, making for excellent swimming and kayaking. A two man kayak is provided as well as two bicycles, which you can ride along the five mile bike path next to Cape San Blas Road. The adjacent state park is a mecca for bird watchers.

Perhaps, best of all is the peace and quiet you will enjoy in the secluded, 2,500 acre beach park which is our immediate neighbor to the north.

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Property Manager
william simpson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you enjoy serene beaches and a quiet, relaxing getaway Parkside is the place for you.

The house is beautiful, clean and well-equipped.

Overall a great package and I would recommend.
Oct 2013
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Bathroom on the ground floor, for fast trips from the beach
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , double sinks, main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , top floor master, double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(10 traveler reviews)

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March Special, remaining days at 410 per day 2870 for week
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Very nice house. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

A beautiful beachfront home. Tremendous views, sun rises and sun sets.

  • 5 of 5

We just left from a week at Parkside. Did not want to leave. We had a wonderful, quiet and relaxing week. Wonderful experience with home owner and Coastal Joe. We were very well taken care of. We highly recommend this property for privacy and peace and quiet. We do also recommend that a couple of beds get new mattresses. Two were pretty squeaky and a little too soft. One upstairs bedroom did not seem to be getting the proper amount of air conditioning. We experienced a power outage but not a lengthly one. This of course was a weather issue but we were surprised to discover that the water in the house also shut down. Not a big deal for short period of time. We suggest an information sheet be added to house information about power outages. Maybe have some emergency candles in the house too. All that being minor inconveniences we have plans to return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of Labor Day and couldn't have asked for a better week, despite arriving on the tail end of Tropical Storm Lee, great waves to watch though! The house was so great, beautifully decorated, just like out of a Pottery Barn catalog. The kitchen was very well stocked, 2 coffee pots, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators,great washer and dryer, wonderful ice maker, tons of room to move around in! The covered front porch was also awesome, its where the adults spent most of their time, beautiful views and we loved seeing the deer and fawns crossing right in front of us. The house was super clean and we loved the spacious bathrooms, including the bidets, and the bathroom outside with the two showers was also a very thoughtful touch! We also enjoyed the bikes and the kayak,I, my son and niece absolutely loved kayaking in the calm waters of the gulf. We would definitely love to come back, soon. The pictures don't do it justice either, the house is much larger than the pictures depict.. Oh and my son loved the Netflix! We didn't go out to eat any except to Triple Tails for great tasting steamed cajun shrimp and steamed oysters, they also serve the best pomegranate martinis. Cape San Blas is just the most awesome place, we love it and as long as we're able we will always make this our beach destination. Thanks so much for the great house and for all the care you have taken to make it so welcoming!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed Cape San Blas and our house. Reviews like this make our efforts and extra expenses worthwhile. Thanks The Simpsons
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Loretto, Tn

Awsome Beach Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awsome House! Our second year to secluded dunes and it couldn't have been better! Had 4 generations from toddlers to Great-grandparents and was perfect for all. The house was immaculate yet very comfortable and livable. The beach was great and the location next to te park was great for uncrowded beach days. Can't wait to stay again! Loved the stocked rec room. Also loved the ice maker! (a real plus for filling the beach cooler!)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Little Rock, AR

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and we loved the location. We plan to come back next year for two weeks instead of one. Could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morrow, OH

The dream vacation came true...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this home so much. The porch and scenery was breathe taking. The sunsets were amazing and I couldn't say enough about the clean beaches. The house was perfect for our growing family with all the amenities anyone could ask for. Thank you for making our dream vacation come true.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/linen $320 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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