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New construction with panoramic gulf and bay views, community pool!

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,548 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Cape San Blas is a 15 mile peninsula in a laid back area of the Florida panhandle called the “Forgotten Coast”. The Cape creates an amazing aquatic preserve known as the St. Joseph Bay. Sea life is abundant, but visitors are not. If you are looking for a vacation that offers the peaceful beauty of old Florida and the affordable access to the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf, you’ve come to the right place.

Once you’ve arrived you will discover the area is a mix of traditional legacy beach properties and new developments. “Firefly” is a new build in Bay Hibiscus. Hibiscus is one of the finest developments on the Cape. It offers only a couple of rental properties and thus retains its quiet, refined privacy. Bay Hibiscus is naturally on the Bay side and offers a 500’ pier that stretches into the protected waters of St Joe Bay. The property also includes a beautiful community pool, and private beach access with a gazebo for relaxing and watching amazing sunsets. Firefly overlooks Rish Park and offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the gulf. While you are not directly on the beach, you will not find a more impressive view.

The first floor includes covered parking for up to 4 vehicles under the home, a half bath, beach supplies storage area and a huge outdoor shower. Level two offers two master king suites with well appointed baths, a large bedroom with two twin beds and room for a crib or pack-n-play as well as a bunk room with two twin bunks and another full bath. The third floor features another king bedroom, full bath and a huge open dining, living and kitchen space. There is a large main dining table that seats eight as well as another table that seats 4 and a kids table with 4 kid’s chairs is also available. All levels offer gulf facing decks with ample seating to take in the evening sunsets. The third level also offers a quaint rear deck with a BBQ grill and outdoor bar. The rear deck provides a great place for morning coffee overlooking a stocked fishing pond and the sunrise over St Joseph’s Bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Gulf Sun Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Would love to book again! Firefly house is absolutely beautiful. We all loved staying here while we celebrated our two families becoming one! Amazing views and wonderful amenities. Thank you.
Aug 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2548 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Rental includes (2) of each of the following towels for up to (10) guests: (2) bath towels (2) hand towels (2) wash cloths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 King beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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New construction with panoramic gulf and bay views, community pool!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews
Manchester, MO
5

Firefly and Cape San Blas is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

There was 9 of us staying at Firefly and it worked out perfectly. The house is beautiful and included everything we needed including beach chairs, beach towels, 2 wagons and toys. And the house was stocked well with other accessories. The beach was very private, which we loved. It was a bit of a walk through the dunes to get to the beach but well worth it once you got there. The area is awesome as well. A great trading post for groceries and other goodies just down the road from the house. We also traveled into Port St Joe and surrounding bars and restaurants and enjoyed all of them. We would for sure stay at the Firefly again when we get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lilburn, GA
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved Firefly. We had two families of 5 and firefly had the perfect amenities! Will stay again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Firefly

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Fantastic family vacation at the Firefly. Location, comfortable, amenities, cleanliness, all were top notch. Designed for larger group fellowship, meals, sleeping privacy, decks, and with beach furniture and toys for everyone. Hibiscus division includes bay side access for kayaks etc and gulf side provides well cared for pool and picnic area, and the beach is not crowded even during high traffic weekends. We will definitely try to return to Firefly soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Firefly is fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

The Firefly is Fantastic! The views, an access to nearly private beach on the gulf, breezes on decks to cool hot days and enjoy coffee in the mornings, a spacious area for meals together and quiet, comfortable private sleeping rooms made it perfect for us. The bunk room worked for young sisters and the twin bed room accommodated the young adults. All the furniture is new and very comfortable. The home is beautifully appointed with a kitchen supplied for a group. The beach toys and carts that are provided made the sandy walk to the gulf convenient. We marked our beach spot daily renting from Happy Cabanas. Our families’ week together on Cape San Blas felt filled with luxury and joy. We hope to return again soon. Even being July, the weather was not unbearable, and several mornings we saw momma turtle crawls to nest and met several of the dedicated turtle watch volunteers. What an awesome peek into the loggerhead turtles life cycle.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marva! So glad you enjoyed the home. Happy Cabanas makes the time at the beach a joy! Thanks for staying with us and please come see us again soon!
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Springville, Al
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great time during our stay at Firefly. The location was perfect, with the bay on one side and beach on the other. The pictures do not do it justice, it is so much better in person. We especially enjoyed the sunsets from the deck. The house was very clean and we did not have any complaints at all. We will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The View

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

If you are looking for a quiet beautiful getaway this is it! Firefly was a perfect place for nine teachers from Clarkesville to get a respite. We thoroughly enjoyed the Firefly. The house was well equipped. Everything one could need in the kitchen was available. The beach chairs, wagon and floats were pleasant surprises. The best surprise was the third floor deck. The view was magnificent. A great place for all of us to enjoy the evening breeze and beautiful sunrise.The walk tot he beach was longer than I like, but the house made up for it. And we got to the beach, Happy Cabanas had set up for us. Great company! A final perk was that the rental company and the Cabana Company kept us informed of flags for the beach and other things going on. Overall GREAT experience.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind feedback. Also, thank you for using our hospitality app to receive our beach warnings and other important info during your stay. We hope you will join us again soon!
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