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Bay Front Home W/Private Bch in Historic Neighborhood. Family/Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bayview BR, 2 Bath, 16'x32' bayside deck, fenced in side yard, private beach.

This is not a house for rent it is a home with family memories and local history displayed throughout. This home was built by my father in the 1950s. We have just finished a complete renovation, and it feels like a retreat.

It has an attached two car carport. Three ingress/egress points: carport door, front door & Bayside door. The carport door opens into a full kitchen with laundry. It has full size appliances with front loading washer/dryer and it is fully stocked with the basic necessities and essentials required for a pleasant stay. The kitchen opens into the family room with games, tv, dvd player, wireless speaker & fireplace. Through the living room you come to the bay room and dining room with huge windows to take in the gorgeous views of the bay, port & marina. The hall off the LR leads to the bedrooms & baths. First you come to the twin bed room that is equipped with a tv & bay view. Next is the full size bed room with bay view. Across from these rooms is the main bath with tub & shower. Further down the hall is the master bedroom with a king bed, private bath, reading area and also with a bay view.

Now for the outside. Just outside the bay side door is an outside shower and fenced in side yard. Right next to that is a relaxing brick patio with a wood burning fire pot, table & chairs and beautiful bay view. Also on the bay side of the house is a 16'X32' tree shaded deck with chairs, picnic table and benches for you to relax and enjoy the views and the wonderful bay breeze. Four kayaks are stored next to the deck and are available for your use. From the deck and all the Bay side windows you can see the huge grass front yard that leads to your private bay front beach complete with beach chairs, bench swing and fire pit. Take a look at the photos tab to get a taste of what you might see from the beach and/deck.

The house is stocked with bath towels/cloths, soaps, detergents, cleaning supplies, hair dryers iron & ironing board, dvds and a special 'forget me not' basket with most anything you might have forgotten. You are also welcome to enjoy the 'put-n-take' library just at the hall entrance.

More Details

Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach

As my family grew in numbers, my father built this Bayfront home. My parents, two sisters, brother and I created so many wonderful memories here and would love for you to have the opportunity to have your own experiences and adventures in this incredible neighborhood.

Robbie & I love St. Andrews. We live here and have operated our local coffee house for the past 17 years in St. Andrews, while working with the neighborhood residents, businesses and community leaders to revitalize this wonderful sleepy village. Having recently sold our business, we re-directed our lives to the path to restore my childhood home in an effort to carry on my parents' legacy of a warm, peaceful and inviting place to live, even if only for a short visit.

Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach purchased this house in 1958

Why Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach chose Panama City

This is my family home built by my father in 1958. My parents raised my younger brother and two sisters and me in this warm and inviting home. It is directly on the bay in a tree canopied Historic neighborhood. Not only did these surroundings influence our childhoods, but it has influenced the childhoods of several generations as it was the site of many family and friends gatherings over the years. It was one of my mother's greatest joys to see people appreciate the surroundings here and have a great time while doing it. We know she is smiling down at the chance to spread the fun and enjoyment and adventure this homestead has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Stunning views day & night of the your private beach, the bay, St. Andrews Marina and Panama City Port from the 16' x 32' deck, the brick patio, the bay room and every bedroom. All tucked in under the shade of beautiful old growth trees, so if you need a shady respite from the private beach you can just venture back up the yard to the deck or patio. There are also four kayaks for your enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is beautiful. Your online pictures do not do it justice.
Apr 2015
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Bay Front Home W/Private Bch in Historic Neighborhood. Family/Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Clean and comfortable with great views

  • 5 of 5

Very quick to respond to any type of need or communication. Clean and well kept home that is well stocked with any need. Everything is thought of. We will definitely look to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Impressive! Quiet neighborhood, clean & fully furnished home. The owners have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely family home. It is full of history and love. The owners have thought of every last detail! Feels like a Bed and Breakfast (without the breakfast!) The owners are close by in case you need anything, we were greeted when we arrived, but had privacy the whole time we were there. We travel with our family dog and the house is even furnished with items for her (crate, beds, towels, toys!)! We will definitely be back to stay in this home! We were there in November and the evenings were cool enough to warrant a fire in the fire pit down on the private beach! Absolutely love it! My husband did not want to leave! They even provide a free concierge service (we didn't need to use this time) Thanks so much for the great southern hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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WOW ! What a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful, from start to finish. We were greeted upon arrival and felt very welcome. The place and grounds were perfect. Would definitely come back !

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful, relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the ideal place for us for our fall break vacation. The home was roomy, clean, nicely decorated and had everything we would have wanted or needed. Robbie and Ellen welcomed us upon our arrival, showed us around and made us feel right at home. The location is nice as well, it is situated in a quiet neighborhood, and the home had a large grassy yard that led up to the bay. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking in the bay, entertaining friends/cookout, and St. Andrews State Park beach was just a few minutes away so we had the best of both worlds. It was nice to be able to bring our dog, so she could enjoy the water and yard as well. We enjoyed eating out at Hunt's Oyster Bar, doing some charter fishing with Reel Contender, and renting a pontoon for an afternoon at Lagoon Pontoons - all good experiences as well.

Lots of thought went into making this an enjoyable place for everyone, from the outdoor toys/beach toys to indoor games, books, movies, even dog toys and crate. We enjoyed learning about the history of the home as well. It's a very special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing beautiful bay front home

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation in this home. It was so quiet, relaxing, clean, and you feel so safe in the neighborhood. We really appreciate the concierge service, especially after driving 12 hrs, and not have to go out to buy food when we arrived. We loved that it was very well equipped with all the appliances, we felt so much at home. We had a great time enjoying our meals and sharing stories in the dining area while looking out through the glass window to the bay. Our three dogs enjoyed very much swimming by the bay every morning while we were kayaking. The owners were also very helpful with giving us directions and guide as to the best places to go shopping for seafoods, as well as best places to eat out for dinner. The location is very convenient to major shopping areas, and not far to even go to the beach. We really loved our stay and we would love to go back again in the future. I would strongly recommend this place to my relatives and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely bay front vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice. We were so pleased with the house and the views and the St. Andrew's Bay area. We had never been to that part of Panama City before. The house is impeccably clean and very well stocked. Ellen and Robbie think of everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. You can't tell from the photos but the house is very big. The bay views from the dining area are just beautiful. My family of five and one dog couldn't have found a nicer, more comfortable place to stay on our vacation. We walked down to the marina one night and ate at one of the restaurants. We also made several trips to Panama City Beach but the kids had the most fun on the bay right in front of this home. They had fun kayaking - something they'd never done before! This place is perfect for a family beach vacation or a group of friends looking for a peaceful get a way. We will be going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Bar & Grill or Gracie Raes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Uncle Ernie's Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
Front Yard
Car: necessary

This bay front home is located in Historic St. Andrews within walking distance to the Historic business district with numerous restaurants, bars and shops. Just down the beach is the local Lake Huntington Park with its own boat ramp. It is also within walking distance to the Oaks by the Bay public park with its beautiful live oak tree canopies and bay dune/beach boardwalk, as well as, the St. Andrews city marina with boat ramps, charter boats and boat rentals. This home is located in a well established historic community with all the benefits of a neighborhood such as, nearby grocery stores, gas stations, department stores, gyms, theaters, local restaurants and shops. All within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Bay VIew Addition House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

��If you are a “LAST MINUTE GUEST", meaning you are booking within 3 days of your intended stay, you get a reduced rate of 10% off the nightly rate for 2 nights or more. (Does not apply to monthly rates). Check out our calendar for open days!

MONTHLY RENTAL available for December, January and/or February. $200 refundable deposit, $100 cleaning fee, $2500 monthly rent. Make inquiry for formal quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bay VIew Addition House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • These bathrooms are clean and sleek, having just been renovated. Tile floors, pedestal sinks and storage cabinets. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Children's Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Young Romance Bedroom - 1 double
  • The Master Bedroom is light and airy with three windows, yet warm and romantic in its decor. It includes a king size bed, two closets, plenty of drawers space with dressers and chest of drawers, luggage rack, chaise lounge for reading or just relaxing and an incredible of view of the bay and St. Andrews Marina. Master bath with tub and shower is exclusive to master bedroom. The Children's room sports a fun decor with old toys displayed and an old school desk for a chair, yet it is modern enough to have a tv. It has two closets and a tall chest of drawers. This room also has views of the bay. It is located directly across the hall from the bathroom. The Young Romance room also has incredible views of the bay and St. Andrews Marina. It serene in its feel yet vivid in its color. There are a number of romantic art pieces in this room. It has one closet, dresser drawers & night stand. It is located directly across from the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We will provide an arrival concierge service to initially stock your pantry so you do not have to run to the store the minute you arrive. We will acquire a list from you of the requested items and stock your pantry and/fridge for your arrival. We will collect for the cost of goods only, providing you with the store receipt upon your arrival. While we do not provide bikes, and motorized water toys, please know that there are many places in the neighborhood to rent jet skis, sailboats, pontoon boats & more. You are also welcome to bring your own and moor it off the beach. Also, this neighborhood is an incredible place to bike and walk with great water views, tree canopied streets and lots of fun places within walking & riding distance.

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