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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Recently renovated, spotless, welcoming home. Walking distance to quaint downtown St. Joe, Amtrak station, Whirlpool fountain, Silver Beach, fitness trail, river, canoe/kayak/paddle board rentals, lighthouse and the historic Silver Beach carousel. Less than 5 mins drive to the Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Shores Golf Course. Close enough to all beach and town activities, but peacefully away from congestion and noise in a quiet neighborhood. Room for privacy with three private bedrooms and three full baths, as well as additional sleeping with sleeper sofas in both living room and family room. A second upstairs kitchen accommodates the early risers. Three season porch is an ideal reading location in any weather. Enjoy outdoor meals on the patio while the little ones catch fireflies in the large grassy yard. No need for your car with everything within walking distance. Two car garage and parking pad for four.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018


Saint Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, completely renovated with beautiful original tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor, completely renovated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st floor Double sink, vanity, walk in shower w/ four sprays
  • All the bathrooms have been renovated w/ new fixtures but incorporated antique elements. Immaculate condition.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Back bedroom with antique wrought iron queen bed. Serene
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Room attaches to family room w/ queen size futon, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Large queen futon, bunk beds, 2 closets, pack and play
  • All the bedrooms are on the 2nd level for maximum privacy. Family room and 2nd mini kitchen also on 2nd floor. This is ideal for families with diff bedtime or napping schedules. Kitchen is handy for late night snacks, early morning wake up coffee or baby bottle prep.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Location, location, location -- you can be in the midst of it all or away from it all. This home is close to everything. But, when the activity or crowds are too much, just stroll back to your relaxing sanctuary. The house reflects the relaxing pace of St. Joe. It is perfect for families, all-girl weekends or a romantic couples get away. It is a comfortable home that has been loved, and one that you will love. Please note that this home, per City of St. Joe ordinance, is available only for monthly rental.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of five! Even though it is an older home it is extremely well-kept, clean and up-to-date. We loved the two kitchens, the wonderful porch and the fire pit. It was in a very safe and wonderful neighborhood and only blocks from downtown St. Joe. You could walk everywhere! The owner was a sheer joy to work with and they provided bikes, beach chairs and so much more! Without a doubt, we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Without a doubt," you would be welcome here again! Appreciate the great care you took with our home. Never have I had guests launder sheets and make the beds before their departure. So glad you could enjoy a relaxing stay. Hope to see you again.
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Chicago, IL

Return to a Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this fantastic home in St. Joe. We had a slightly bigger group this time including 5 kids and had plenty of room for extra scooters and wagons in the garage and three cars fit on the additional parking. Some of the adults took the train back and forth between Chicago and St. Joe for work during the week which was super convenient and one of the reasons why we chose to come back.

Spent the days and nights rediscovering the town, Silver Beach and adventuring out further to neighboring towns to site see, visit the nature center, new hiking trails, dune buggy rides, and Warren Dunes/State Park. This is now our annual vacation rental for our family and we hope to return next summer in 2016!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So appreciate our returning guests -- esp when they take such great care of our home. Never would have guessed 5 kiddies were on the premises! Glad you had a chance to venture out and enjoy other nearby fun venues. Look forward to your return.
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A Rare Find

  • 5 of 5

This rental home is a rare find. Removed from the downtown traffic of St. Joe, but within walking distance to town and beach. The house lends itself to both adults and children.

Enough room for everyone to spread out and not bump into each other.

A great outdoor area with patio and wonderful large side yard for the kids to run and play.

Owner has provided a variety of both indoor and outdoor toys for the enjoyment of everyone.

I would highly recommend this home for your next get away!

We will be returning to this wonderful home for our next trip to St. Joe!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet St. Joe in a Great Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a month during the Summer of 2015. It is a very nice home that is basically brand new on the inside. The neighbors and neighborhood are very nice and welcoming. The house is within walking distance of everything in St. Joe. The owners are very nice people who want you to have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed in St. Joe

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient, welcoming. We immediately felt at home when we opened the door. We spent a long weekend here during the football season based, in part, on how close it is to college football venues. We were there with another couple and there was all sorts of room so we didn't bump into each other. The home was spotless, nicely decorated, plenty of sleeping space as well as gathering areas. The kitchen was updated with high-end appliances if your idea of relaxing is the food prep thing. Comfortable enclosed porch to drink morning coffee and watch the world stroll by. A great place to step back and unwind. Downtown and the spectacular beach was a quick walk away. Tons of parking, nice yard for kids, grandkids. Just a great find for us!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

A True Gem - we will stay here every time!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing house is truly as advertised – if not better. We spent time here over the summer and plan to make this a tradition for our family every year. The house is well laid out and offers space for families to gather together or comfortable, cozy areas to spend some quiet time. The owner has put a lot of love and thought into this house and it shows. It is even a terrific house for families with children of all ages which is not an easy accomplishment! There is space for children to play both inside and out, plenty of sleeping space, and a great kitchen and dining area too! Our favorite spot is the front porch with the over-sized rocking chairs. We spent many a morning here enjoying coffee and bagels from the local coffee house while the children read books or played in the side yard. It is a short walk to downtown St. Joe’s with all the great shops, restaurants and of course the amazing beach. But the house is definitely a quiet retreat from any downtown noise. The owners are incredibly responsive and accommodating. You can tell that they truly love their property and St. Joe’s and wants their guests to feel the same. And you will! Do not hesitate to rent this amazing house. You will be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No smoking. No pets.
Renters must be at least 25 years old with valid i.d.
Minimum stay is 28 days (or 1 month). This is enforced by the City of St. Joe.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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