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Low summer rates! Divinely restored Vintage "Old Florida", Gorgeous interior!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Charming 1930's Beach House Beautifully Restored To It's "Old Florida" Grandeur!

Welcome to our historic & picturesque beach cottage, Neptune Rising! Originally built in the 1930's, this ground-level coastal cracker home has been beautifully and fully restored to it's original charm of yesteryear. Come and recharge as you enjoy the original heart pine hardwood floors, wide plank walls & ceilings.

The view of the ocean is enticing as you enjoy the amenities of the expansive front screen porch. Located on a corner lot, the walk to the county owned beach is only a short 100 yards away.

Relax in the rocking chairs, porch swing, the sofa, or the dining table as you read a book, nap, or enjoy a meal with family and friends within the alluring screened-in porch!

The comfortable and spacious living room offers two slip covered couches, swivel rocker and other occasional seating. A 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, and large selection of DVD movies are available for your enjoyment. Open to the living room is the dining area that sits 6 to 8. Throughout the home you'll enjoy the work of many local artists of Florida's "Forgotten Coast.

The kitchen is amply stocked with everything you would need to prepare a gourmet meal from the sea or simply making a sandwich. With the long counter, many windows providing a light and cheerful environment, and generous size, everyone will want to congregate together in this vintage kitchen with all it's modern convenience!.

A corner master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with bead board walls and an antique claw foot shower/tub combo. The 2nd bedroom also features a double bed with a large closet. You'll be transported back to the days of Old Florida as you walk into the old fashioned sleeping porch. This bedroom features a pair of twin beds with an extra trundle underneath. Surrounded by a bank of windows, the young and the young at heart will enjoy games and hanging out in this room.

The large hall bathroom features a tub/shower combination, bead board siding and wood plank ceilings.

Neptune Rising provides use of a two person kayak, 2 oars, and 2 adult life vests! There is a nearby kayak launch at the north side of Neptune Street where you can enjoy the serene and undisturbed Indian Lagoon. On a calm day kayak among dolphins after launching just a few yards away at the beach!

After playing in the surf and sand, rinse off in the hot/cold outdoor shower located in the back yard. Our back yard is completely fenced!

We provide a large driveway that can accommodate up to four cars or 3 cars and a boat. The public boat launch is located about a mile away. There is even a hose to rinse off your boat or your feet!

Jeff and Beverly would love for you to come and experience their little corner of paradise. Our cottage is procrastination inducing. The wide and uncrowded white sand beach beckons you to Neptune Rising.

Please call or email the owner's assistant, Glenn Smith, day or night, 7 days a week with any questions, comments, or for reservations.

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn will promptly reply to you from his personal email address)

More Details

Property Manager
Glenn Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Low summer rates! Divinely restored Vintage "Old Florida", Gorgeous interior!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Old Florida Charm!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished 2 month stay and could not believe it was time to go! Excellent location for beach lovers & pets. We loved the character of this home & it has everything you need. Big advantage was no stairs to climb & fenced in backyard. Met many wonderful neighbors. Our AT&T phone worked very well in the living room & so did lap top. Nice table for seating 6-8. We cooked most meals at home & had everything needed. We have stayed at the Cape, but found this to be perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mayberry without the crowd

  • 5 of 5

Hated the drive from TN, but loved it once we got there! There were a couple of days when we were the only people on the beach. The house has the perfect layout - even with six adults it wasn't crowded. The decor is awesome as well. The raw bar was a blast, too! Watch out for the sand burrs on the beach if you bring your furry friends. Biggest drawback is driving to get groceries. A bit of a haul, but Port St Joe is the closest. If you want to be near shopping, this is not for you. Cell phones don't work well in the house due to the metal roof and really only works well for Verizon users. Who really wants a cell phone here anyway? It's your chance to go back in time and relax!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville Ky

Such a relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent five days in this charming, lovely cottage. Amazing screened front porch area, where I spent most my time. Short walk to the beach. Loved how we had access to a kayak, and a wagon to haul the chairs/coolers down to the beach . Huge backyard, with a hammock. By far besst vacation I've had in years!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Ga

OMG!! Great house, perfect beach, best vacation in years

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome!! Lots of charm and close to the beach. Enjoyed daily walks on the beach and bike rides to the campgrounds at the end of the road. The walk to the beach is quick and easy. House had everything you need, even a wagon to help carry things to the beach. Will go again, best vacation in years.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family including 14 year old twin teen girls, a 23 year old daughter with a 1 year old baby and one of our dogs, A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, spent July 5-12th at Neptune Rising. It was very reminiscent for me as I grew up in Florida and this cottage reminded me so much of Old Florida. We absolutely wanted for nothing, settled in like we were at home and totally relaxed for our week. We spent hours at the beach and going back and forth at different times to pick up shells and almost private beach! The cottage is absolutely adorable and one of our girls' favorite places was the sleeping porch. Our dog loved running around in the spacious backyard. Things were simple and the furniture was great, especially the rustic dining table where we ate lots of seafood! Thank you for a very memorable vacation. We plan to be back soon and often and will be recommending it to our friends. It is the perfect beach cottage for those who truly want a quiet and peaceful and unplugged vacation! Just like the good 'ol days!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blairsville, Georgia

One of the best family vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the gulf area for over 17 years - usually with friends and extended family. My husband and I decided that we needed a family vacation with just us and our two teenagers - we needed a vacation to reconnect! I knew the minute we walked into Neptune Rising that we had found the perfect place to do that! The home has so much charm and coziness ~ I felt like I had stepped into a much simpler time and place! The home is well appointed - we did not have to search for or do without anything. The linens were so nice - thick towels, crisp cotton sheets, plenty of kitchen towels....The sleeping porch was just perfect for my son and my daughter loved the huge swing on the front porch! We were just steps from the beach and were able to come and go easily! We loved that we could bring our dogs down to the beach and on the last night, we had a campfire on the beach at sunset - it was just perfect! We will definitely come back! Many thanks to the owners for all the little details they put into their home to make it so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Panama City/NW FL
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Joseph's Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar


Rates & Availability

Port Saint Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Aug 13 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Aug 5 2017 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, linens, towels $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates and availability are subject to change without notice until a reservation is made. Please email us for additional policies and information. Tax is extra at 12pct PLUS $25 pet fee, $100.00 cleaning fee which includes clean linens & bath towels.

*5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY requirement for Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years holiday season

We accept checks only & a personal check is fine. 50% deposit due within 10 days of a reservation w/ the final 50% due by 30 days prior to arrival.

Tax is extra at 12 pct.

Manager'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.
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Port Saint Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom
  • Double bed with closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping porch with 2 singles and single pull out trundle
  • Master bedroom with private bath. Double bed and large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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