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Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 MasterSuites: Gibson Duplex

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 20)

' 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 gulf front 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.

More Details

Owner
Mary Gibson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tile bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , tile bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 2 half baths downstairs
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 4 full; 2 half.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private, ensuite bath. tub/shower also vanity w/mirror& sink
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bath, tub shower combination ;vanity w mirror&sink
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • 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
Notes:
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)

Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful white sand beach!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 29, 2012

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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Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 MasterSuites: Gibson Duplex
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
5

Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 had a great time here! Kitchens were well stocked and owners checked on us as soon as we arrived. Air conditioning problem was fixed promptly. Porches were so relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that your family enjoyed relaxing on our large covered porches. I hope you will return!
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5

Great family beach house

  • 5 of 5

The house is set up great for hosting multiple families. There is a ton of privacy at the beach. It's like you have the entire beach to yourself. The location is great...you are convenient to St. Joe and Mexico Beach. Great place to eat right across the street. The owner communicates well and stays in touch to make sure there are no problems. This was our first time and we will definitely be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out our "privacy"- St' Joe Beach beach is relatively uncrowded and we like it that way! We are looking forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is extremely functional for a large crowd (we had 10 adults and 7 kids). The outdoor decks are really great too. When we arrived the house was very clean (4 of the kids were under the age of 2 so clean floors was really important to us). The beach is great, very close to the house and nice white sand. We had a few rainy days and there were puzzles and games there to play. The restaurant across the street was really good too. The owner is very attentive and is available for any questions. We already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out the cleanliness of our beach house. It's our goal to have have the cleanest house on the beach. We will be looking forward to your visit next summer.
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4

Family friendly for our Griffin Reunion

  • 4 of 5

The home is family friendly, with lots of room. We loved that we were right on the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunset from the porches while in the rocking chairs. The ocean water was beautiful and clear and fishing was great. We caught whiting, pompano and a hammer head shark. There's also a friendly crane that will stand around ALL day to wait on your throw backs. We even took a snap shot of everyone in the rocking chairs to mock the picture in the house. The house is close to so many shopping areas and restaurants. We had bunches of fun and lots of laughs.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to admit that I was disappointed. Although, most vrbo owners would say that a four star review is a good review, this is our first. After many years of handling our one, family owned beach house and receiving only 5 star reviews, I wondered what we had not excelled in. In order to stand out , we have devoted ourselves to three things: extra effort to meeting our renters requests, utmost cleanliness, and quick response to any needs or complaints. Please read our other reviews. (and note the stars)
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The Carters

  • 5 of 5

It was great! This was our second time staying here. The private beach is perfect ! This time, I even had my seven week old baby and it was so nice being able to be on the beach with him but be super close to go in as needed. Between my brother and I, we had 6 kids and they waves were perfect for skim boarding!

Across the street is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. It's About 25 steps away! Best oysters ever!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is designed for family vacations. Come back soon!
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5

Our Family Reunion's Eighth Year!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect week! The house is just right for our group and the wonderful deck looking out to the gulf on one side and St Joe Bay on the other is spectacular! We had several porpoise sightings, wonderful weather and of course the sunsets are amazing! Lots of swimming and beach time and so nice to be able to clean right up in the ample private showers right off the upper deck as well as the shower and foot bath on the stairway in from the beach! The well equipped kitchen and laundry round out a well appointed vacation getaway! Thank you so much!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City Airport
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98, close to house
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

linen service $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Memorial Day and Labor Day, 4 night minimum.

personal check, money order, cashier check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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