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August Discount just posted 4 BR/Bath, Boat parking, Dogs Stay Free, Swim Spa

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Suites W 17 Ft Swim Spa! Community Pool And Private Beach Walkover

Tucked away at the north end of the Cape in prestigious Secluded Dunes, lies Park Point, the newest and best kept secret on the Cape. Mare Vista is a brand new 4 bedroom, 4 bath home featuring 3 king sized beds and a children’s room with bunk beds and a fold-out sofa plus a bathtub for the little ones. It boasts a fully furnished gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. This custom constructed home features custom-crafted vanities with granite counter tops with vessel sinks along with huge tile and glass walk-in showers. The dining area has full dining table with seating for 8 and everything set for entertaining while the kitchen bar seats 4 for meals. The living area has a sofa, love seat, chair and a 60” smart tv to relax after a long day playing on the beach and bay. This home features a 17 ft. Swim spa with hot tub seating for 10. Swim against the current or just relax in the tub while your dinner is being grilled a few steps away. The 1st floor screen room is the perfect entertaining spot with the spa, dining table, outdoor shower and sink. Drive into your 2 car garage and still have parking for more. The home is equipped with a Verizon Wireless network extender for your Verizon cell phone service. Your Verizon cell phone will work here, but hardly anywhere else on the Cape.

Wind your way to the unquestioned best beach on the Cape, adjacent to the spectacular St. Joseph state park, via the private Park Point walkover or spend afternoon at the Park Point pool. Mare Vista offers the ultimate in privacy with views across the Bay, sweeping porches surrounded by nature. Start your days gazing at St. Joseph Bay and the State Park on the spacious 2nd floor porch.

More Details

Owner
Dana Langford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Dana Langford

Mare Vista is a brand new home built to the most exacting, custom standards by Langford Construction, known as the 'People Builders' for excellence in construction, design and comfort. Steve and Dana are now local residents after moving from Georgia where Steve was in the construction business for 40 years. They have 2 daughters, Mary Ann (Mare) and Dagny. Hence, 'Mare Vista'-Italian for Sea View. The Langfords have settled into Cape living and are involved in the community. They are usually seen riding their bikes on the 9 mile bike path and checking on their job sites.

Dana Langford purchased this house in 2015

Why Dana Langford chose Florida Main North West

Mare Vista was designed by local Architect, Chuck Wright, with your ultimate comfort in mind. 4 large bedrooms, each with large PRIVATE baths. There are screened porches on both levels offering magnificent views of the bay. Perfect corners to relax on a chaise, enjoy sunrise and coffee. Mare Vista offers every amenity. ... Living is easy with a gourmet kitchen and a great room to share those special family times. This home also comes with its own 17' INFINITY SWIMMING SPA which seats 10 as a hot tub or pool. A unique treat! ... Get your exercise in the privacy of your home or have a happy splash with the entire family.

What makes this house unique

Park Point @ Secluded Dunes is magical. It's smaller, tucked away, exclusive and quiet ... While we were building Mare Vista, we'd end the day in a trance listening to the wildlife and watching the twinkling lights of Port St. Joe come into sight as darkness fell, reminding us of our other favorite place, Positano, on the Amalfi coast in Italy.

Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • #1-3 Huge bathroom with walk-in tile shower & granite counter-tops & vessel sink. #4 Tile Bathtub/Shower ones with granite counter-tops, a vessel sink, and even a step stool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Kids bunk room
  • #1-3 King Size Bedroom with beautiful Bay Views. A mounted television with Smart TV technology. (Direct TV, Use your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Accounts and more) #4 Bunk Bed and a Queen sleeper sofa are perfect for children to have their privacy with their own mounted Smart TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews
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5

FABULOUS WEEK (July/Aug 2017) AT MARE VISTA!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Mare Vista. The home itself was great in every detail. The bedrooms were separate enough to feel alone. The LR, DR, and kitchen were open and spacious to accommodate all 11 of us. Everyone loved the gigantic swim spa, especially the kids. It was nice to be able to watch the kids in the swim spa while grilling supper in the screened porch downstairs. You don't have to worry about the weather while grilling or swimming. Our favorite part of the house was the huge screened in front porch. We spent many hours lounging, and relaxing on the recliners out there. The entire house was carefully designed and decorated with "guests" in mind. The garage is stocked with ample beach gear, so no need to bring a single item from home. If you get the chance, rent the golf cart. It made things easy to get back and forth from the beach without dirtying your car. The "only" thing that wasn't available is kayaks, but you can rent those down the road........definitely not a deal breaker. We made many good memories and lasting pictures while on the Cape. I would absolutely return and rent from Steve and Dana . The didn't miss any details!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kellie, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was nice meeting you. We're considering options for offering rentals, yoga classes or a personal chef. Look for advertising in the Fall! We hope you visit again soon. Dana and Steve
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home! Clean and accommodated our family of 11 with room to spare. It was great to meet the owners. We had issues with the golf cart, but it was fixed in just a couple of hours. Our kids enjoyed the private swim spa and community pool. The property was further from the beach than we expected. Very rough gravel roads getting to and from the property but community/owner plans to pave soon. Overall, fantastic experience. We would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home and beach. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chrissi, Thanks so much for staying with us! We'd love to have you back! Steve and Dana
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5

BEAUTIFUL HOME!!!!

  • 5 of 5

BEAUTIFUL HOME, BEAUTIFUL WATER!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, private and quiet!! This home has everything you would want in a vacation home!! 4 bedroom suites were perfect for our family. The 17 ft hot tub was a huge bonus!!! Owners are very kind and Readily accessible!!

The area is beautiful and peaceful. We stayed from Saturday to Saturday with family. Great place to ride bikes , golf cart or walk over to the beach! Good restaurants close by. We had a great time!!!

Thank you Steve and Dana

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you so much for staying with us. You were wonderful guests! We hope you can come again. Steve and Dana
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Tucked away on Cape San Blas

  • 3 of 5

I love the lay out of the house. It's very open but each bedroom feels private. Location is very convenient to the state park which is the "gem" of the Cape. The house is not very conducive to real small children or anyone that has a problem with stairs. There are 2 flights to climb every time you leave. Children under 4 just about have to be carried.

Garbage cans are almost unmanageable, particularly opening and closing.

The grill should be on the second level.

I would recommend this house for 3 or 4 couples. It would be a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Future Guests: We have received two four star ratings and 31 five star reviews since we opened Mare Vista to Cape San Blas. One of the four stars was because the guest didn't like the Cape (it was their first trip and he wanted more to do). We've never received a three star and are very bothered by it. The reasons: there were steps, the garbage cans weren't easy to open (they're animal proof and provided by the Waste Pro, our trash company) and the guests didn't like where the new gas grill we provided was located. Practically every home on the Cape has steps and ours are designed for easier access than most. We are asking for some new outside garbage cans and we will be happy to move the grill around if you ask! We asked the guest to reconsider but he didn’t respond. The request we sent him is below. Please read the other 30+ reviews to get a true picture of our facility and our service. Dana and Steve Langford Dear Walter: We are devastated by the three star rating you gave us. That is the heart of our rental business and we work very hard to earn good ratings. The review sounded almost as if you were angry with us. Every house on the Cape has stairs. Mare Vista was designed with the landing to make climbing them easier. The family at Mare Vista the week before had a three year old handicapped child in a wheel chair and gave us a five star review. We've had hundreds of small children stay there and not one mention of stairs. The grill is in the screened area so bugs don't bother you. We would have happily moved it upstairs if you'd asked. The trash cans are what we're given by the garbage company, designed to keep animals out. We were thoughtful enough to allow your boat in the garage and to allow you to park the trailer that carried the huge extra vehicle on our neighbor's lot, even though you didn’t ask if we allowed them. Three stars indicate lousy service and poorly maintained facilities. Neither are correct in our case. Nothing negative was mentioned during your stay and Dana had a nice conversation with you on departure. Still not a word. We are flabbergasted. We would have done most anything you asked. Steve Langford
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International (Panama City)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Coneheads (Wine & Beer)
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
St Joseph's Bay Country Club (Public)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Coneheads
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

Cape san blas has its own worry-free character with miles of shell-strewn shoreline and countless opportunities for quiet adventures.

Cape san blas is a 17-mile long barrier peninsula, curving around st. Joseph bay offering playful surf and white sand beaches on the gulf side and smooth, shallow water on the bay side. The cape is known for its clear, sometimes blue, sometimes green water and low, gentle surf. Families who vacation on the cape choose this spot for both its beauty and its seclusion. Drag a chair to the beach with a book, throw a line to the surf, or comb the shore for treasures. Scattered with shells, the sand in this quiet paradise is super soft and sparkling white.

Tired of relaxing? Peddle, walk or jog along loggerhead run bike trail for a different view. Browse through eclectic beach stores, cool off with some ice cream or grab a few pounds of bay shrimp to steam while you watch the sun go down.

Looking for something more adventurous? Local outfitters will get you rigged. Horseback riding is available on the beach and guided tours are offered daily. Canoe, kayak and sailboat rentals are available as well as diving, snorkeling and eco-excursions.

Take the time to explore the bay. Wade through grassy flats, kayak with your kids and glide above two feet of water for miles. The clear, shallow water offers hours of safe play and discovery for little ones as well as adults. Sand dollars, starfish, scallops and schools of colorful fish are fun to find... Ten times more fun with a snorkel and mask!

Mare vista is at the tip of cape san blas adjacent to st. Joseph peninsula state park, home of america’s #1-ranked beach and america’s best state park!

Recognized as perhaps the most popular outdoor destination in the entire florida state park system. With miles of sugar-white sand beaches, striking coastal dune formations, nature trails, picnic areas, playground, 119 family camp sites, youth camping area, boat ramp, 1,900 acre wilderness preserve and more... It’s not hard to imagine why.

Hiking, walking and nature viewing is enjoyable on the two nature trails and 14 mile hiking trail through the wilderness preserve for you to explore and observe the various wildlife and plant communities. Many varieties of birds, mammals, and plants inhabit the park. White-tailed deer are the most observed, but bobcats, raccoons, otters, and alligators can be seen.

The excellent fishing opportunities for sea trout, redfish, flounder, pompano and whiting attract many fishermen to the area. Come during scallop season (july 1 - september 24) and catch your own bay scallops; it is great family fun and our bay scallops are some of the most delicious things you will ever eat!

If you want to relax and do nothing, check out eagle harbor. It is a popular hang-out area of the park with boat launch, small store with essentials, water toy rentals like kayaks, and one of the coolest viewpoints in all of gulf county! Walk up the boardwalk and take in the 360-degree view of st. Joseph bay on one side and the clear waters of the gulf beach on the other side. Both are great spots to put up your umbrella and let the kids play in the water.

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Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Holidays!
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Mid Spring
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Spring Fever
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Holidays!
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

All Weekly Stays are Saturday to Saturday
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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