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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

My Wife Linda and i discovered the 'Forgotten Coast' some time back, thanks to a friend's reccomendation. Ever since we first came to the St. Joe Beach area, we fell in love with its peace, tranquility and relaxed way of life.

Life can be stressfull, and we think its vital to have somewhere to get away from the craziness of everyday life and relax.

If you have a dog or pets, don't forget that Port St Joe was just voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.....Spend some time here and you"ll understand why our friends are always welcome in town or on the beach.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our house and will do anything we can to make sure your stay is as memorable as it is relaxing.

Welcome to Pelican Haven......walk on the beach, collect shells, watch the dolphins and the sunsets.....and RELAX..

Andy & Linda Cave

Keywords: Private House, Large fenced yard. Corner Lot.

One block from Beach

More Details

Owner
Andy & Linda Cave
Member since: 2012
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:
23 June, 2018

About Andy & Linda Cave

After vacationing here for years ourselves, and falling in love with the area, Linda and I now are fortunate enough to call Port St Joe home. We live only fifteen minutes from Pelican Haven, and we're always available to help with anything you may need during your stay with us...........

Andy & Linda Cave purchased this house in 2011

Why Andy & Linda Cave chose Port St. Joe

Its a fairly short drive from most anywhere in the Southeast. The beach is gorgeous, the lifestyle and folks are friendly, relaxed. There are numerous good places to eat, as well as locally caught seafood in abundance.

Port St Joe was just voted as the most pet friendly vacation destination in the entire United States for 2015. The towns and beaches are super dog friendly, and its a great bonus to be able to bring your "other" family members along on your vacation.

What makes this house unique

After many years staying in hotels, its a different world vacationing in a real home. We have taken great care to furnish this home for our guests, and we have provided many things that we found lacking in other rental homes that we have stayed at over the years. The furniture is nice, clean and comfortable, There are HD, Flatscreen TV's in each room, The mattresses are top quality. We provide quality linens and bath towels. And there is no need to pack a bulky beach towel - we got that covered too! We also decided to provide Directv HD sattelite instead of the local cable service as thats what we have in our home. High speed Wifi internet, Unlimited local and long distance calling is provided. We provide large beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, a good selection of family friendly DVD's and a great selection of kids toys and games. You are even welcome to use our bikes to cruise the neighborhood and the bike paths.

The house has a very private fully fenced large backyard, with an outdoor private shower, and a fully screened porch. There is a gas grill with tools and propane is provided for you - if you are in the mood for a cook-out.

The kitchen comes furnished with everything to make your stay easy and relaxed. There is even a coffee bean grinder. A crock pot, toaster oven and a blender.

The beach is extremely close. (220 steps from your front door) The Dollar General store is a hop skip and a jump away! It is stocked with grocery items, snacks and (almost anything) else you may need. You can hear the ocean from the house. Port St. Joe is only a ten minute drive, and the Mexico Beach pier is also only a ten minute drive.

There are many great places to eat, and the local supermarket in Port St Joe sells great locally caught fish and shrimp if you want to come home and grill out.

We love our house at the beach, and we think you will too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my 4th stay at Pelican Haven. Each time I walk in I am immediately at home. Everything is perfect. The home is warm, exceptionally clean and welcoming. This time it was our anniversary. Thank you Linda for all your thoughtful touches in welcoming us. Andy and Linda are so easy to work with. All you need to do is book. They do the rest. Can’t wait till we are back again in a couple months.

Activities: We mainly check out different beach areas or lighthouses. We never have time for much more. There is plenty to see.

Adventure Seekers: Lots to see in area or short drive away

Children: The house is Child safe I’d say. There's even a toy chest with toys in it.

Family: Small family’s. Walk to beach

Friends: I have enjoyed a couple visits here with my life long best friend. Great for a week of girl time.

Pet owners: House trained pets welcome. I always take my chihuahua

Romantic getaway: Cozy, quite. Short walk for sunset night walks

Shopping: All you need and more close by.

Solo: Cozy, quite , nice area - short walk to beach. I would not be afraid to stay there alone. Very nice here
May 2018
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please let us know if you wish to bring your pet, and let us know a little about him or her? We love dogs, but we like to know a little about yours.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shampoo-conditioner & soap is under the sink cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1, King size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. 1, Queen size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. The sofa in the den is a queen size sleeper sofa with all linens and pillows in the King size bedroom. A laundry basket is in each bedroom closet. Ceiling fans are in each rooms and there is an alarm clock if needed! An extra set of sheets are provided in case you should need to change your sheets while you are there.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 deck chairs
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Private, large fenced back yard. Outdoor picnic area, Outdoor shower, Large screened sitting and grilling area. Propane gas grill and all utensils. Fully stocked Kitchen. Quality linens and towels provided. Beach towels provided. Coffee bar in kitchen area with bean grinder and blender. You are welcome to use our bicycles and we have beach chairs, umbrellas, and as always, please just treat then as if they were yours.

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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 67 reviews
5

Great Week At The Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying at Pelican Haven at our visit to Port St. Joe. The walk to the beach was quick and easy. You can even see the ocean from the side of the yard.

Linda has thought of everything a family may need. Pretty much when you walk in the door, your in someone's fully stocked home and its for you while you are there. I love the coffee bar set up and now will plan something similar in my home! So many cute decorations it took me a couple of days to notice things I didn't before. The yard is private and fenced. This made it possible to bring our 4 legged family members. Its hard for us to plan a vacation with leaving pets behind and the ever growing cost of pet sitters. Linda and Andy are very understanding and made it affordable for us to be able to take a vacation this summer.

Linda and Andy were so helpful and always there if you need to reach out. When google maps took us on a crazy route Linda was on the phone with us helping us navigate the rest of the way.

we will definitely be back one day!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best Vacation spot ever.

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Linda and Andy for opening their home to us. They have went beyond to make make sure our stay was nice. 1 Block away from beach and shopping very close. But most of all the home was far my favorite place i've stay. Thanks again we enjoy our week away. Just bring your suits and flip flops because this home has everything. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Judith. It was absolutely our pleasure, and wer'e so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon, and have a great summer, Thanks so much for choosing Pelican Haven Andy & Linda
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Charming and functional

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it, and so did our pups! We felt right at home as soon as we walked in. Beach access was easily accessible and pet friendly. Linda thought of everything you could possibly need if you may have forgotten something. Check in and check out instructions were easy to follow. We really hope to be back the next time we go to the beach!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Jennifer...….we sure loved you guys staying with us...…...Linda gave you six stars out of five....….lol We offer 10% off nightly rates, for returning guest, so please think of Pelican Haven in the future. We hope to see you again. Have a GREAT Summer and come back soon! Andy
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Home Sweet Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay at Pelacin Haven. Each time I walk in I am immediately at home. Everything is perfect. The home is warm, exceptionally clean and welcoming. This time it was our anniversary. Thank you Linda for all your thoughtful touches in welcoming us. Andy and Linda are so easy to work with. All you need to do is book. They do the rest. Can’t wait till we are back again in a couple months.

Cal and Debbie

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location on a Quiet Beach

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Haven was a great house for my husband and I to get away for a few days. A nice clean 2 bed, 1.5 bath with lots of beach amenities- chairs, tent, and towels. A short walk across 98 to a quiet beach with friendly residents. Only a 10 minute drive to downtown Port St. Joe; less than 30 minutes to St. Joseph Bay Preserve State Park. Linda and Andy were great communicators and eager to make our stay enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I’ve never felt so pampered by a host!!

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Haven is so well maintained and clean. The hosts have thought of EVERY detail to add comfort and ease for our stay. We even had an Easter basket awaiting us, complete with chocolate bunnies!!

Beds are comfortable. Linens fresh and good quality. Water pressure on the shower is excellent. Shampoos, toiletries and scented candles for our use. Good WiFi. TV in every room (if that’s your thing)... It’s ALL there!!

My ATT coverage was not good- needed to sit outside to make a conference call, but was able to sit under the little screened porch despite the thunderstorm! (Ha! Added some tympani to the board room!)

The beach is a definite walk away- down a side street and across the highway, but the beach cart carried all of our necessary supplies, including umbrella, chairs, towels etc. All provided by the hosts! Once there, there beach is squeaky, sugar sand, clean and pet friendly. What a delight to share vay-cay with our 4-legged friend.

Plenty of great seafood places nearby to eat or purchase fresh seafood. Fun day trip to Apalachicola and the Nature Preserve. Folks are friendly and the pace is very laid back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Dollar General
All kinds of general groceries and beach wear and toys.Wine, Beer and household goods Open 8...
Toucan's on the Beach
Great place, Great atmosphere,and Great food. Nice place to eat and take in the view if you ...
Fish House Restaurant
Probably my favourite. Family atmosphere, wonderful food and service.
Dockside Seafood & Raw Bar
Thirsty Goat Lounge
Fun place, Great food, drinks and live music
Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
The best pizza you will find outside NYC or Chicago. Joes has a wood fired pizza oven, fanta...
Piggly Wiggly
Big supermarket with a great meat counter, steaks cut to order, and a great seafood counter ...
Sunset Coastal Grill
Wonderful restaurant with stunning views of the sunset over St Josephs bay. Wonderful food, ...
Bluewater Outriggers
Fantastic outdoor outfitters next to Piggly Wiggly.....Anything from sun glasses, to Kayaks,...
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Good Chinese food.....when you need to take a break from shrimp....
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass
Hungry Howie's Pizza
In the mood for something delicious and quick?.....Hungry Howies is hard to beat..
Peppers Mexican Grill & Cantina
Just Great....
Paul Gant's Bar B Que
You might have to get in line.....lol....Pauls is served from his trailer, and he's only ope...
Shipwreck Raw Bar
Awesome food.....two minutes from Pelican Haven
Krazyfish Grille
Fantastic seafood, and the best burgers and hand cut fries....
Mango Marley's
Good food, Good times....
Sharon's Cafe
Great place, open for breakfast and lunch only.....they take cash only
Sister's Restaurant
Good food, good service
Sand Dollar Cafe
Five stars doesn't do it justice.......go for breakfast or lunch, and you'll be back again a...
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass

Sun, Sand, and Surf is why we come to this beach. But there are a lot more things here for you to fall in love with too.

Port St Joe was recently voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.

This area is referred to as the forgotten coast as it is unspoiled like Old Florida - free of heavy commercialization. St.Joe Beach is a great place on the panhandle for family and friends to enjoy the beach and wonderful sunshine

Sheltered by St. Joseph Peninsula, Mexico Beach has no UNDERTOW. So the whole family can swim safely, wade, snorkel, and find seashells along the white sandy beaches. These beaches are among the best in the United States. It just doesn’t get much better than this!

A must visit and only thirty minute drive is the quaint, historic fishing village, of Apalachicola. Sports Ilustrated used the beaches of St George Island for their photo shoot, Octobert of 2011. And St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.37
Pet Fee £75.37
Damage Insurance £44.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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