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Affordable Beach Cottage Only 200 Yards from Beach!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Port Saint Joe

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Cottage is one block or about 200 yards from the kind of wide, white sand beach the Florida panhandle is famous for.

Why pay $1,800 a week for a place with landscaped gardens when the best landscape is at the beach? If you want elaborate landscaping, my cottage is not the best for you. The cottage does have a nice open air porch in the front.

Now if you want a home that is on the beach, my cottage is not quite there, yet. Maybe, with global warming, it will be, soon.

Most people who stay at the cottage pack up the car and park along 98 or at the Beacon Hill public beach parking lot just down the street.

Maximum capacity is 7 or 8 with a king in master, 2 twins in middle bedroom and bunkbed in front bedroom with full on bottom and twin on top.

Vacation home built in 2003. Back yard is fenced in and ready for your dog to roam free or run around in circles, endlessly chasing it's tail.

Enjoy the front porch to relax, enjoy the fresh breeze, and listen to the waves rolling in from the Gulf of Mexico. Better yet, take a short stroll to the white sandy beach and watch the waves, beach activity and enjoy an evening sunset.

You can watch HD TV with cable in living room, middle bedroom and master bedroom.

The beach a short walk down the street is the same pristine white sand beach found all along the Gulf of Mexico. Pictures available upon request.

If you have more than 7 guests, there is an additional $2/night charge.

Keywords: COTTAGE, gulf beaches, beach, cheap, budget, family, white sand, high definition Tv, Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill, St Joe Beach, pets, dogs, HD

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark Barnhart
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Mark Barnhart

I feel responsible to ensure you enjoy your visit when you stay at my vacation rental. I desire to have a home where fond memories are created to last a lifetime.

Mark Barnhart purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Mark Barnhart chose North West Florida

Since I love to travel and enjoy the ocean, especially the ones with the sugary sand, I decided to buy a vacation home on the gulf coast of Florida. The beaches are among the finest in the world! .

Beacon Hill area is a step back in time to Old Florida with views facing west across to the Cape for spectacular sunsets. Beacon Hill is located high above the dunes overlooking the Gulf. It is the home to a lighthouse that once used to keep ships off the shallow shoal. Beacon Hill Park offers tennis courts, a nature trail, covered shelter, and a playground.

What makes this cottage unique

Beach chairs, wagon, 3 beach umbrellas, beach cart, and beach toys are provided for your enjoyment.


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable Beach Cottage Only 200 Yards from Beach!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Great getaway ❤️🐶❤️

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 weeks here and this house was perfect! I have 2 smaller size lab mixes who loved the fenced back yard and twice daily walks to the beach. House is neat and clean and Mark was great to deal with. Would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plover, Wisconsin

Reservations for winter 2017

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this to encourage anyone who is looking for a great location, clean house and helpful owner, to choose this house. Although we made reservations , and had to cancel, Mark resolved our return deposit in a very professional manner, and we hope to work with him in the future. Enjoy the Forgotten Coast in this great house. I'm a travel agent, and research places diligently-you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, clean, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we needed. A home away from home. Short walk to the beach short drive to good food.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five and my dog loved this little cottage! Everything was provided down to toys for the kids. We saved tons of space in the car because we didn't have to bring any beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. for our stay. There were also three different wagons as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooks, Ga.


  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Mexico Beach and what a GREAT time we had. We always look for pet friendly places as we do not like to leave our 2 Yorkies at home for a week and this amazing cottage was super! Lots of room, clean, everything you could possibly need was furnished inside the house as well as the barn outside with all the beach accessories, the owner has thought of everything! The beautiful beach, beautiful weather, not one day did it rain, no crowds ,the shelling, everything was so nice(except for the bad red tide while we were there, it was horrible)! Not alot to choose from close by for dining but no worries, Peppers was great for Mexican and we found a place about an hour away, The Sandbucket, the food was amazingly great!!! Mark has a super nice place and would definitely go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving week!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed over Thanksgiving week. What a fantastic trip! The house was very comfortable and clean. If you are looking for a house in a great location this is it. All of your essentials were there and some extras as well. We had amazing weather and walked to the beach every day. In the mornings we would ride our bikes to the Donut truck. The shelling is amazing, sand dollars galore. We took day trips to Cape San Blas and Port S.Joe. Evenings we had dinner at Killer seafood, Toucans, Shipwreck or went and picked up local seafood from the Shell Shack. Mr.Gs Taco truck was a nice bike ride to for lunch. Evenings we played domino's or cards on the front porch. The neighborhood was friendly and I felt safe walking around. Could not top Star gazing down at the beach at night. Mark was available when needed, although honestly we had no troubles so didn't need to contact him during our stay. If you are looking for brand new furniture and super modern amenities, this is not your place, however that did not bother me in the least. Thanks Mark!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lookout Lounge
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beacon Hill Public Beach
Car: recommended

Home is in a quiet residential neighborhood. Beach open to the public is only one and a half blocks away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port Saint Joe, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Water is still warm
15 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring break
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Tail end of summer
5 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £23 + Tax
Cleaning £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for Saturday to Saturday Only except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can pay by credit card or paypal. Please contact the owner for payment details and options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port Saint Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with master bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Middle bedroom with 32 inch HDTV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Full size on bottom and twin on top.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Full size bed in bottom bunk.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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