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Plan a trip to paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights


About the property

Paradise is calling! 4 Br 3 BA Gulf view

Find your happy place on St. Joe Beach! Our newly renovated home is just steps from snow white sand and crystal blue water. At the Beach Pit, you will find everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. Located between Mexico Beach and Port St Joe, you will have easy access to PCB while avoiding the crowded beaches. Spectacular sunsets and nearly deserted morning strolls on the beach are just a few of the things that set St. Joe Beach apart. Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, shopping, fine dining, kayaking, or fishing, St Joe Beach is the place for you. We'd love to share our home away from home with your family. Some of the home's amenities include: Tempurpedic mattresses, WIFI, a fully enclosed outdoor shower, 2 kitchens, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer on each level, a wrap around deck with ocean views, and 3 kayaks (available for rent).

Lisa Rouleau
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Lisa Rouleau

We bought our second home in 2011, and have spent 4 years renovating it. This has been a labor of love, and we have grown to cherish our time in Mexico beach. We spend every possible moment of free time at our little piece of paradise. As an active duty military family, we do not have the luxury of permanent roots. St. Joe Beach has offered us the comfort of a forever home in spite of our transient lifestyle.

Lisa Rouleau purchased this house in 2011

Why Lisa Rouleau chose Port St. Joe

St Joe Beach is definitely "off the beaten path". More often than not, we are the only ones on the beach. Close enough to all of the amenities of Panama City Beach, but just far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the more populated "touristy" locales. Flanked by Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe, This destination ha everything you need to escape your reality for a bit.

What makes this house unique

The Beach Pit offers a spacious user friendly floor plan. The outdoor stairway offers optimal privacy for 2 families should you choose to combine your vacation. We have found that our older children really love their separate living area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is immaculate and spacious. It easily accommodated 6 adults and 4 kids. We had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. 2 kitchens (1 upstairs and 1 down) is definitely a bonus. The best part is the awesome outdoor shower. I don't think we showered inside at all! If you are looking for a large house with easy access to the beach, this is it! Nelson and Lisa were so accommodating and easy to work with. We will definitely be heading back to The Beach Pit soon!
Mar 2015
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The master bath is located on the 3rd story
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress. Private Balcony with gulf view.
  • 1st floor: 2 bedrooms 1 bath and outdoor shower; 2nd floor: 1 Br 1 BA , Master suite located on the 3rd floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is truly our second home. We have many of our personal items here, as we spend most of the summer and all holidays here. We do require 1 phone conversation with all of our renters to discuss expectations and to answer specific questions.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Very nice and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice and peaceful get a away, it's just a very short walk to the beautiful beach. When we were there we pretty much shared the beach with

just a couple of people not crowds and everyone was very nice, the waters are a clear and beautiful. There were times when you would look out into the ocean an see a couple of dolphin swimming in the distance,but my very favorite was when my husband and I went out early for a walk on the beach an saw sting ray up close and personal as they came for their early meal of minnows., the waves would wash them up to the shore and back out again. It was a beautiful sight. There is some great seafood in this small town we ate at Killer Seafood and also about 25 minutes away we ate the best baked oysters at Indian Pass. Close by in neighboring towns we went snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins.

If you are looking for a quite, calming get away from it all this is the place to go.

Lisa the owner was very kind and helpful, she made our stay a great success, we would stay there again .

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Picture perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at The Beach Pit twice! It is clean and stylish, and the open concept kitchen/living area is very comfortable for hanging out and entertaining large or small groups. The kitchen was well-stocked with all of the supplies we could possibly need and plenty of condiments, spices, plastic wrap, etc to cut down on shopping costs. I liked that there was a kitchen/living area upstairs and down so there was plenty of refrigerator space for food and drinks and the kids could be downstairs watching a movie while the adults are having a dance party upstairs. The outdoor shower is incredibly convenient, and keeps the house clean and sand-free for an extended stay.

The house is very quiet and right across 98 from the beach. There is a short path right to the beach and zero crowds! We kayaked over to Cape San Blas in about 30 minutes and had a blast hiking and collecting shells. Apalachicola and Port St Joe are an easy drive with great restaurants and breweries!

I will definitely visit the Beach Pit again, thanks for the amazing and relaxing stay Lisa!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX, USA

Fantastic Beach House for Fun Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

When I arrived the house was clean and well stocked. It was easy to find everything we needed. Great kitchens and bathrooms for the tons of people. The bedrooms and living areas are cute, well-maintained and very comfortable. It was super convenient. The house is steps from the beach, just look both ways before you cross the street. :) The lawn was great for games and to relax closer to home. Also, loved the outdoor shower to keep the sand out of The Beach Pit. Can't wait to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warner Robins, GA

Perfect house, great owners, beautiful sunset

  • 5 of 5

If you want a beautiful house that is just a few steps from the beach check out the Beach Pit. The owners were great and accommodated all of requests. The outdoor shower was extraordinary. The tempurapedic beds were super comfy. Well above expectations. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Butler, Fl

The Beach Pit

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Pit was clean, comfortable and extremely relaxing. We're enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama CIty International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Lookout Lounge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shipwreck seafood
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
St. Joe Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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