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Gulf Front,Family Friendly, Huge Porches, Sunsets, 2 Master Suites

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The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property description

' There's a marvelous, peaceful aura in your property there. Can't be just the marvelous setting. Must also come from the care you give it.'
from a review by Marty

Come and enjoy our white sand beach, beautiful water, and perfect sunsets. This unique, beachfront house is the only home on a 600 foot stretch of white sand beach (that means that no house is jammed against you on either side).The spacious open floor plan features hardwood floors and tile baths, flat screen tvs, dvd players, and wifi, plus a fully outfitted kitchen and laundry room make this a perfect house for your vacation needs.It is designed with a central wall that has sets of pocket doors between two sides so that it can be rented as one whole unit (six bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, etc.) or the sets of sliding pocket doors can be closed and it can be rented as two units. During the months of June and July, we only rent it as a whole unit. It is a well thought out, architect designed home that features simple decor - wood floors throughout and simple, functional furnishings. Each bedroom opens onto the Gulf breezes. It features two huge decks that span the whole gulf front of the house where rocking chairs are waiting for the guests, making the gulffront location a perfect place to watch dolphins and sea birds.

Our Gulf County beaches were voted the number one beaches in America several years ago and many people describe this as 'Old Florida', comparatively unspoiled and unfrequented by the hordes of vacationers. We have sunsets that take your breath away and the beach is your front yard, only steps down your private walkway.
This home is located on a stretch of beach known locally as 'the Beaches' and is made up of Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill Beach, and St. Joe Beach. It is the spot where the beautiful white sand/blue water beach begins (and extends west) in the panhandle and there have been several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues shot here because of the natural beauty of the beachfront, our beautiful dunes, and impressive beachfront plant life.
The owners live nearby and are able to give the property the attention it deserves. Please read our comments to get an idea of the relaxing nature of a stay here.
Please do not contact us for price reductions;we are already well under local market value.
No weddings; No parties are allowed on the property.
Our house rents Sunday-Sunday for weekly rentals all summer and in April.

NEWS FROM ST. JOE BEACH- Changes have occurred in our area. Panama City has built a new airport and the airport features service by Southwest, Delta, Silver, and United Air as well as other airlines. .
Sacred Heart Hospitals has opened a hospital in Port St. Joe, 7 miles east of the beach house on Highway 98. It features a 24 hr emergency room and greatly expanded services for the area. In Sacred Heart on the Gulf's first years, it has received very high ratings for professionalism and courtesy.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House, Mexico Beach, Beach front rental, Beach front, Gulf County, 6 Bedroom, Sleeps 20, St Joe Beach, Forgotten Coast, Sunset Views.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit (26+ for primary renter)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    family friendly beach. This beach is appreciated by local families because there is no undertow....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in house, smoking allowed on deck with proper use of ashtrays....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is a no pet vacation home....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

    very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    private, ensuite bath. tub/shower also vanity w/mirror& sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 double

    very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ensuite bath, tub shower combination ;vanity w mirror&sink...moreless

  • Two Master suites.King size Beds (2) Two Kings in whole house. both located in master bedrooms on first floor., Double Beds (8) Eight double beds in whole house. Two doubles each in 4 upstairs bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    tile bath, roomy...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    tile bath, roomy...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    tile bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    tile bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    2 half baths downstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • dedicated beach for a long city block on each side, ceiling fans in each room,a view of the beach from each room, and private boardwalk to the beach with outside shower. Linens provided for a fee($90), (whole house contains 2 King beds and 8 double beds)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) flat screen brand new TVs. One on each side....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    deluxe, noiseless, water cooled geothermal system....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    You can even use it sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Room for 5 cars under covered space....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    of course....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided for a fee. $90 per week for the whole house....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large, with panoramic view of gulf....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Covered parking for 5 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two separate landline phone numbers, one for each side....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels provided with linen rental....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washer dryer room on parking level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Various beach restaurants and several local caterers will cater....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    generously outfitted with cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough to comfortably feed 20....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) In whole house, 2 dishwashers....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) If whole house is rented, there are two complete electric kitchens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) In whole house, 2 microwaves....moreless

  • Oven:

    whole house has use of 2 ovens....moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2) 1,520 square feet of covered porches (we don't call them Lanais) that cover both levels of the full length of the house. Equipped with rocking chairs for serious reflecting on the beautiful view....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 41 traveler reviews
Enjoy the beautiful white sand beach! 12/29/2012

VRBO Bear stayed here:


The moment we walked into what we call “The Rocking Chair House”, we were amazed at how well maintained, nice and spacious the house was. Many properties say beachfront or near the beach but this house is right on a large stretch of a gorgeous white sand beach! You can take in the views from two full length covered porches with eight plus relaxing rocking chairs.

One of the best part of any beach stay is a bonfire and at this house it’s completely legal and fun to do. Just clean up the area in the morning. There’s a trash can right at the entrance so this is easy to do. We enjoyed making s’mores and telling stories by the fire a couple of the evenings.

The WIFI reaches out towards the beach and on the patios so you can enjoy browsing your iPad, checking emails and sending real time photos that will make your family jealous :)

The house is very spacious compared to many we have stayed at and has a very efficient layout. Each bedroom has two sinks, one in the shower area and one right in each of the master bedroom(s). This allows two people to get ready at the same time and have some extra space.

The kids had a blast going up and down the spiral staircase which makes the upstairs feel like their private hideaway. There are other doors upstairs leading to the second “full length” deck which they used a bit, but they really enjoyed the spiral staircases.

We had some great meals at Joe Mama’s Pizza and several of the local oyster bars. Even during the off season, this area is a blast and offers many great things to do. One of our favorite adventures was driving out to the Indian Pass oyster bar which is near a park out on a peninsula.

This property is basically two symmetrical fully equipped 3 bedroom houses split by a rolling door. You can rent both or one side during non summer months. Due to the flexibility of this layout, you can have a family reunion with multiple families or book it for yourself.

The hosts were very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. One morning we had a wind storm and they called us to make sure everything was alright. This house was so solid and quiet, we barely even noticed but appreciated the call.

The VRBO Bear

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 25 - Sep 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,700
Sept-Oct
Sep 14 - Nov 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$640
$3,200
Winter
Nov 7 - Nov 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$560
$2,800
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,300
Winter
Nov 28 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$560
March, April, May
Mar 1 - May 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$640
$3,200
Summer
May 28 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$720
$3,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • refundable cleaning fee $200
  • linen service $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

personal check, money order, cashier check


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City Airport
Port Saint Joe, FL, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98, close to house
Port Saint Joe, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
front yard

Car: Recommended

Watching sunsets from the porches, inside the home, or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great casual dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive.Wonderful restaurant right across the street.. Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes.

Besides the beaches, you can book fishing or scalloping trips(during season), rent kayaks, see the beach by horseback or find numerous places to shop for antiques and coastal décor . Port St. Joe offers lovely parks, walking trails and history. Panama City is a 45 minute drive if you want to shop/dine at your larger venues. It makes a nice day but you will be happy to return to the less crowded , relaxed beaches of St. Joe!

 

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Photos

  • The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

    The Gibson Duplex, with covered parking for 5 cars.

  • your view of the water from the front porch.

    your view of the water from the front porch.

  • Step from the front porch directly to the beach

    Step from the front porch directly to the beach

  • View of the beach house from your front yard (the beach)

    View of the beach house from your front yard (the beach)

  • we have the most beautiful sunset views. such a luxury!

    we have the most beautiful sunset views. such a luxury!

  • One living room.

    One living room.

  • view from the living room

    view from the living room

  • First floor porch with rocking chairs. Enjoy rocking and listening to the waves

    First floor porch with rocking chairs. Enjoy rocking and listening to the waves

  • The comfortable King sized bed (2 first floor master suites)

    The comfortable King sized bed (2 first floor master suites)

  • one of two first floor master bedrooms, you can see and hear the waves .

    one of two first floor master bedrooms, you can see and hear the waves .

  • this shows both living rooms, but with one of the pocket doors partly closed.

    this shows both living rooms, but with one of the pocket doors partly closed.

  • your view from one of the living room sofas

    your view from one of the living room sofas

  • Watch the sunset from the porch.

    Watch the sunset from the porch.

  • View from the beach of the house with its huge porches capturing the gulf breeze

    View from the beach of the house with its huge porches capturing the gulf breeze

  • St Joe beach, blue water, blue sky on July 4th

    St Joe beach, blue water, blue sky on July 4th

  • The kitchen/dining area, newly renovated.

    The kitchen/dining area, newly renovated.

  • the house from the water's edge- notice that there are no houses close by.

    the house from the water's edge- notice that there are no houses close by.

  • View of the kitchen/ dining area. taken from the living room.

    View of the kitchen/ dining area. taken from the living room.

  • The 2 living rooms.

    The 2 living rooms.

  • An upstairs bedroom, each has 2 double beds.

    An upstairs bedroom, each has 2 double beds.

  • First floor master  bathroom, with tub/shower combination.

    First floor master bathroom, with tub/shower combination.

  • view of the inside spiral stairs, and the entrance to one of the two master bedr

    view of the inside spiral stairs, and the entrance to one of the two master bedr

  • upstairs bedroom (one of 4) which is extremely spacious, and has 2 double beds.

    upstairs bedroom (one of 4) which is extremely spacious, and has 2 double beds.

  • Our serene beach, viewed through a dune covered by sea oats.

    Our serene beach, viewed through a dune covered by sea oats.

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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