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Quaint Forgotten Coast Living

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Relax! You have just found your perfect and charming vacation paradise home, which is more than a regular vacation rental. Welcome to our unique old historic newly remodeled Florida cottage that is tastefully decorated and fully furnished with all the comforts of home. This home is magnificent and spacious, perfect for family retreats, gatherings, couples just looking for a private getaway, or friends looking just to connect and have fun. This home is stocked with all the amenities necessary to entertain and just to be able to sit back and enjoy Florida’s Forgotten Coast nestled within the streets of a private neighborhood.

This home is full of character and charm. The flooring throughout the house is original tongue and groove hardwood flooring. The bathrooms are full baths with tile flooring. The kitchen is bright and comfortable and contains granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and is fully equipped for your cooking and entertaining needs. The bar seats 6 along with the dining area seating 4. We have three beautifully decorated bedrooms with spacious closets and two updated bathrooms. This home has a delightful open floor plan with a large kitchen, den and dining room being equipped with everything you may need. It will comfortable sleep 10, with one bedroom being a luxurious bunk room that will sleep 8 comfortable. Our home is equipped with three smart televisions and DVD-Blue ray players. We have a 55 inch in the Den/Kitchen/Dining area, a 42 inch in the living area and 39 inch in the Bunk room for everyone to enjoy their favorite programs. Books, board games, videos are also provided. The laundry room includes a full sized stackable washer and dryer along with an iron and ironing board. All linens, kitchen utensils, small appliances, Wi-Fi, and internet is also available. Child friendly amenities are available free of charge including high chairs, booster chairs and cribs available at your request. Golf carts canoes, kayaks, horseback riding can be rented at nearby establishments if you are interested.

This vacation home has a private fenced in back yard with a lush and shady yard with fruit trees, an outdoor fire pit complete with benches, wood porch swing, an outdoor charcoal grill, all perfect for your entertainment. Our gravel lane is suitable for additional parking for cars and boats that offers space to park and feel that your boat is safe. Yes, you have plenty of space to park and clean your boat! You also have easy access for boat and trailer maneuvering! The driveway goes from the front of the house to the back alley with plenty of room. We have created a large and lighted back porch which wraps around the entire back portion of the house, allowing for ample space for your whole family or group to gather, enjoy and relax.

This paradise home is located within minutes and walking distance of fine dining, great shopping, dancing and other entertainment. It offers something for every family member whether it be swimming, sun bathing, picnicking, boating. bird watching, canoeing, bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, crabbing, and of course fishing.

So, take the time to unwind, leave the grid lock and stress behind and come meet us to enjoy the wonders of the forgotten coast that promises you memories of peaceful white beaches, beautiful breath taking sunrise/sunsets, peaceful sounds of the ocean, adventurous seashell collecting and the adventure of catching a lot of fish. You will have a feeling of happiness and comfort when you leave. All you need to bring is your swimsuit and plenty of sunscreen.

More Details

David & Debbie Griswold
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About David & Debbie Griswold

Our family reside approximately 1 hour from Port St. Joe (PSJ) and we consider this area our home away from home. Our family has been going to Port St. Joe since 2004 and have delighted in watching our children grow up and thoroughly enjoy themselves while on mini vacations. With Port St. Joe being so close our family tries to visit at least 3 times a month and spend long weekends in the area. We have found the area to be very quite and peaceful. This gives us time to relax after working hard during the week. We will take our boat out and fish as much as we can and enjoy the peacefulness of St. Joe Bay and the surrounding area.

David & Debbie Griswold purchased this house in 2014

Why David & Debbie Griswold chose Port St. Joe

We purchased and renovated this house because it was in a great location to the amenities of PSJ and to give other families the opportunity to experience the fond memories our family has been able to experience in PSJ. Our family has done what most others do and rent a place to have a peaceful getaway. When we realized we loved the area and its unique charm, we decided it was time to start planting roots and giving the same opportunity to others like we have experienced. After you have visited for the first time you will understand why we fell in love with this area.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Bunk Beds are Doubles on Bottom and Single beds on top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We love animal but due to the variety of people who vacaion in our home we request no pets and do not allow any.


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Quaint Forgotten Coast Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Texarkana, TX

Perfect for our crew!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the backyard was perfect. Thanks for making our short visit in PSJ pleasant. Sleeping arrangements worked well as we had 3 couple & 2 teens. We enjoyed our evenings around the fire pit. I'm sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

David and Debbie were wonderful working with us and making sure that we were checked in and had everything we needed! The house itself is amazing! We were there for my son’s wedding and the house offered a convenient location for everything! We will definitely be back when we have more time to relax and enjoy the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really neat house.

  • 5 of 5

David and Debbie are the best you could ever rent from. Always there to help. Their house is really nice inside and is very clean. We have been twice and will be returning when possible. Thanks guys. Always enjoyable meeting good folks like you.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, spacious and clean. Lots of room to relax, spread out. We had our family visit . Super !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area. Friendly. We could walk our dog along the Port Trail, beaches and neighborhood. Restaurants were good. Took day trips to Cape San Blais, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, St George Island, East Point, Carrabell, St Marks NWR.

Dog and car friendly. Quiet vacation spot.

Owners pleasant and responsive. Beaches outstanding!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my husband and I, our 4 kids and my inlaws. We loved the backyard and fire pit area and the kitchen and living room set up was perfect! We'd definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house......Comfortable & the Owners were great to deal with

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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