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August 5-12 Cancellation SPECIAL Gulf Front-Pets-Spa on Deck-Kayaks-Sleeps 10 -

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/3BTH Gulf Front,Pets, new spa , sleeps 10 , 2 kayaks, 2 Grills,Concierge

Two Palms Villa - Beachfront - Beautiful Villa- 4 BDR / 3 BATH pet friendly, Cape San Blas Vacation Rental,gulf front vacation home in and minutes from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.- AT BOTTOM OF PAGE THERE IS A LINK FOR OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE- JUST SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE, WAY FAR DOWN BELOW REVIEWS and MANAGER INFO. (More Photos, Videos and Information than you could ever want about BOTH TWO PALMS VILLA and other house with Pool.) Please email us or call us and we can give you the best rate and explain any additional fees.

This beautiful home sits right on the pristine Gulf beach in a low density area of The Forgotten Coast. It has a private boardwalk to the beach and fabulous Gulf views from most rooms and the upper and lower covered decks, a Jacuzzi in the master Bath, new outdoor hot tub on the front deck, 2 outdoor BBQ grill's. Like most of the area beaches, Two Palms features miles of pristine white sand in either direction. This is a vacationer's dream home with expansive Gulf of Mexico views, spacious decks and upscale furnishing and decor.Take a look at our photos you won't believe you can rent this much house on this gorgeous a stretch of The Gulf for these low rates. To the land side, 2 Palms enjoys two vacant lots to the East and view of St. Joe Bay Buffer Zone with pristine woodlands and no houses or development on .80 Acre lot.

We are unique since we do have a private concierge and property manager that has lived in the area for years and can be a great source of information for you. She will take care of your vacation needs and be available in a moments notice. We take pride in our home and feel all our guests are special so we treat you that way! You will find that you have a home away from home with the beauty of the natural beach surroundings.

This home was recently refurbished from floor to ceiling. Check out the 360 degree Video's of every room (on Website way down near the end of this page) and even the outside with the Hot Tub, Horse Shoe Pit and Shuffle Board Court. It is only a mile from the world famous Indian Pass Raw Bar which serves the best oysters and shrimp found anywhere. You can see dolphins cavorting in the surf daily, enjoy fabulous fishing right from shore and, if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a nesting sea turtle. And to top it off, Two Palms is only minutes from the majestic sand dunes and Number 1 ranked beaches of Cape San Blas at St. Joseph Peninsula and also the incredible natural beauty and wildlife of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. See our website for all our guests comments!!! Please ask for our website address.

Amenities:: Four Cable TVs, Two VCRs, Stereo w/CD, Phone, WIFI, Full Kitchen, Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove, Cookware & Utensils, Linens, Two Covered Decks, Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bedroom, huge outdoor hot tub on the deck facing the Gulf under the stars, Private Boardwalk to Beach, Covered Parking for Two Cars.Shuffle Board Court and Bocci Ball Set. Catch Fish and Blue Crabs From the shore in front of Two Palms. If you want a private pool we do have another house that we do not list, please ask for pictures.

Go to :

Links to more information- AT BOTTOM OF PAGE THERE IS A LINK FOR OUR PROPRIETARY WEBSITE - SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN (More Photos, Videos and Information than you could ever want)

Activities:: World Class Fishing and Crabbing, Boating, Walking on Beach, Horse Back Riding, Surfing,Shelling, Hiking, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Swimming, Water Sports of all kinds, Golfing.

More Details

Property Manager
Lydia Burns
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Lydia Burns

We are a family from a suburb in Chicago, Il. (Wilmette) who discovered Cape San Blas in 1998. We were so attracted to this beautiful area and this wonderful Gulf Front Beach home, called Two Palms, that we bought the house without me actually seeing the house. Boy we were lucky!!! What a great house and gorgeous area.

We stand ready to provide you with a value added and magical vacation experience. Our private manager/concierge, Donna, who lives 5 min. away, will be there to help you in any way and will take care of any problem or emergency you may have. We are also a phone call away from helping you in any way!!!!!

Thanks and Enjoy!!!!

Peter and Lydia Burns- Burns Management

Lydia Burns purchased this house in 1998

Why Lydia Burns chose North West Florida

The beach is really large and wide here. There were/are 2 vacant lots to the East of our property and allows for wide angle and gorgeous unobstructed views of The Gulf of Mexico.

Check out our reviews and especially our value added service with our Red Neck Concierge, Manager- Donna who lives just a few blocks away. WE GOT YOUR BACK!!!!!! We can not promise that there will not be a problem or issue......BUT we can promise we will provide solutions IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

The lot is almost a full acre and there is only Two Palms between the highway (County Road C-30-A) and the Gulf of Mexico. Finally, on the other side of the road, is a huge Buffer /Preservation Reserve that has no houses or buildings on it. This is an extremely low density area, very private and views as a far as the eye can see. Enjoy the Hot Tub right on the deck for gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico, Beach and Brilliant Stars!!

What makes this house unique

This is one of the few Pet Friendly Beaches in the U.S. and the beach at the State Park was rated the BEST beach in the U.S. in 2003. Fishing is out of this world with some of the best and freshest shrimp, oysters, crab, scallops and Grouper you will find anywhere!! Lastly, there are no buildings permitted in Gulf County taller than 3 stories. There are no GIANT condos on the beach.

Bon Fires are permitted on the beach, car permits for driving on the beach are available and there is a very long bike path out to the State Park. Bike rentals are available.

We now have 2 Kayaks available for your personal use. A Two person and One person Ocean Going crafts.

We have a shuffle board court in the Car Port, a Horse Shoe Pit with backstop and a Bocci Ball set.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Peter and Lydia,

It's funny.....I got your email as I was laying here looking through our beach pictures from last week! We did not want to leave!!!! We had an amazing stay and are already discussing our next stay later this year! We really are thankful to you for all that you provide and do. I am thankful that we found your place down there. Honestly, I never enjoyed the beach until we stayed there last Christmas. My wife was always the one who enjoyed the sand and surf. Now I/we are "hooked"!

Great job on the two lifeguard chairs....we would sit in them to start our day and end in the evenings in them!

Thanks again.....
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Additional outdoor showers, 2 grills, one charcoal and one gas.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There is also a queens sleeper in the sitting area on lower floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We also have a new home with a private pool, please ask about it! More availabilty since it is not listed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(99 traveller reviews)

August 5-12 Cancellation SPECIAL Gulf Front-Pets-Spa on Deck-Kayaks-Sleeps 10 -
average rating of 4.858586 based on 108 reviews

Two Palms

  • 5 of 5

From the wrath of Hurricane Ida –Two Palms has been restored. The house is beautiful, inviting, comfortable and complete. This was our fourth year at Indian Pass and our second at Two Palms. It was wonderful to be back and the house was even more beautiful than before. We went seeking solitude and a place to rejuvenate ourselves. Two Palms provided. The weather was perfect as always-for January- cool sunny days, starry nights, flaming sunsets, brilliant thunderstorms and howling winds that brought abundant shells to the shores. Two Palms was the perfect shelter to take it all in. The white sand beach is wide and beautiful and we could walk for hours in either direction with our Lab and have it all to ourselves. The kitchen was fully equipped right down to the last detail. The furnishings were new, attractive and comfortable, and the beds, new linens and towels offered the pampered finishing touch. The front porch was our favorite spot providing shelter from sun, wind or rain. The winter sun rises and sets on the porch and we brought an extra blanket just for that purpose. Moving the hot tub to the lower front porch was a brilliant idea and so well thought out, creating another vantage point to enjoy the sunset and the moonrise. Within minutes we could have our kayaks in the water either in Saint Joe’s Bay or the bay at Indian Pass. We were even lucky enough to paddle with the dolphins at sunset. Port St. Joe is 20 minutes west with great grocery shopping at the Piggly Wiggly, a wine shop and restaurants. Our favorite is the Coastal Grill. We picked up groceries on the way in and only had to go into town once for supplies and dinner out. Thirty minutes east will take you in to Apalachicola, an old Florida experience with a rich history, quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. Two Palms is the perfect retreat. The Burns and their staff are friendly and eager to be of assistance and are only a phone call away. But with this fully equipped, beautiful home we didn’t have a need or want for anything. Thank you for another wonderful escape to Indian Pass. See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank and Sandy, Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share your experience staying at Two Palms.Your kind words are deeply appreciated. The months we have spent refurbishing and upgrading Two Palms are well worth it when we hear from folks like you. It gives us a great feeling of accomplishment that not only is Two Palms a very special place but that we made the right decision by managing it ourselves. We can pamper our guests and give them a truly value added vacation experience. Our staff will stop at nothing to create the best possible vacation for our renters.With input like yours we can reach our goal of getting better each and every week. Please come back soon! Regards and Thank You!!! Peter
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Very Beautiful & Comfortable House

  • 4 of 5

The house and the location for shopping were absolutely great; short distance for shopping, roomy and comfortable home with beautiful, gorgeous views. The owner was very nice, helpful, welcoming, and very personable. The paddle board, two kayaks, and the awesome hot tub were a wonderful touch too and all used very, very regularly. The house came with everything you could need. The only reason I gave our stay four stars was the bayou water, which is out of anyone's control of course, but was more of a disappointment to the family. Mother nature; a freshwater river flows into the ocean a few houses east, taking away the beautiful clear sea green and blues in the area right in front of the houses in the immediate area. Other than that it was perfect! We just kayaked out to the sea green and blue areas, it was fun! We also rented a golf cart from Denzie in PSJ who gave us a great deal. We rode up and down the beach. Thank you for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was the perfect place for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

I had stayed in Three Palms last year with kids and grandkids and loved the place. It was in great shape and everything we could think of was provided. My parents (in their 80's) wanted to go to the beach. My siblings and I decided to go and stay in Two Palms and it was perfect for the 8 of us. As before everything we needed was there. My Parents loved it as much as we did. The owners and manager go out of their way to make sure we have what we need. Will we be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fabulous palce on the Forgotten Coast

  • 5 of 5

Two Palms Villa is everything you could possibly want in a vacation rental on The Gulf of Mexico. What you see in the photos is exactly what you see when you arrive. I can think of no other amenities one could expect to have in a home, right down to the quality knife sharpener Peter has provided. This may sound trivial unless you have stayed in as many vacation rentals as my wife and I have and had hand full of dull knives in the drawers. The lighted boardwalk and drive with motion sensors LED lights was an especially nice touch. Did I mention this home is located away from the hustle and bustle normally associated with life on the Gulf, the beach is practically yours alone yet close to great dining, grocery needs, nature and charter fishing if you so desire. Donna Stuart, the on site manager, makes sure no stone is left unturned when you arrive and will promptly assist you should you run into an issue (we did not). If you only get one shot at going to the beach in your lifetime, put Two Palms Villa on your bucket list. Thanks for everything Peter.

Mike and Diann Hays

Carthage MO

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mamaws Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

Two-Palms was a wonderful get away for us 3 friends, 2 grandparents and 2 fur babies! The house was even better than the pictures and the Gulf front view was incredible!! Mamaw would get up with her coffee and watch the dolphins swim back & forth along the beach every morning. What a great memory!

Port St Joe was about 10 mins up the scenic road with everything you would need for your visit. The well stocked kitchen made it easy to cook when we just wanted to stay home to enjoy the beach longer. Two Palms is well kept up and has great amenities that allow you to pack less and enjoy more. The less crowded beach was perfect for us to enjoy family time as well as plenty of room to walk and pick up thousands of shells which made it hard to pack up & leave! We would certainly go back to this beautiful beach home away from home!!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Palms the Balm you need for your busy life!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the home in great shape! This is the second time we have stayed a month and each sun rise brought more fun and beauty. Peter Burns is a wonderful person to rent a property from. Besides keeping the home in great shape inside and out your happiness is his top priority. Having great staff to care of any needs you may have is an excellent perk. If your looking for perfect sun rises and sun sets this is the place for you. the hot tub is amazing right out facing the ocean. We used the ocean Kayaks and really enjoyed them. The shelling was fun from finding sand dollars to all different shells. The dolphins comings and goings are a treat. The Bald Eagles are amazing and loved bird watching. We never grow tired of the local scenery or shopping at either Apalachicola or St. Joes Port. The art shows, farmers markets and other activities to enjoy. Great restaurants and no traffic to fight like a lot of places we have visited. You won't regret making this your vacation spot you will love it! We travel with our King Charles Cavalier and its one reason we choose this beach because it is dog friendly. The forgotten coast is one that will keep you wanting to return. Happy Vacationing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Panama City, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Raw Bar- Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club-Public
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Triple Tails
Nearest Beach
Right on the beach! Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

This map does not show the address correctly of the property. It is on the Gulf of Mexico, beach front. It is not on the bay. it is DIRECTLY on the Gulf of Mexico. There are no other houses in Front or Back of Two Palms. It is in between the Gulf of Mexico and the highway (Florida County Road C-30-A) west of money bayou and the Raw Bar. Also there are 2 vacant lots to the East of Two Palms , which is on almost a full ACRE lot, that creates glorious vistas of the beach and Gulf. It is a remarkably large compound, extremely private and almost deserted beach that is also one of the only remaining PET FRIENDLY beaches in Florida. Vehicles are also allowed on the beach with a permit. Finally, we have a private Manager/Concierge that lives less than 1 mile away who will help you with anything you need or desire.

Other Activities: Shelling,crabbing,bon fires,golf carts on beach,Star Gazing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
21 May 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
summer 2018
20 May 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
cleaning and linens £193.26 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We are very strict on the number of people the house sleeps. Extra people over 10 for this house will be subject to $500 extra.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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