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

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 1 fold out chair (Sleeps 4 Adults & 2 children) 1.5 bath

My husband discovered the 'Forgotten Coast' some time back, thanks to a friend's reccomendation. Ever since the first time down to the Saint Joe Beach area, it felt like home with it's peace, tranquility and relaxed way of life.

Life can be stressfull, and it is great to have somewhere to get away from the craziness of everyday life and relax. . . Pelican Haven offers just that.

If you have a dog, Port St Joe was voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States in 2015. Spend some time here and you"ll understand why our fur friends are always welcome in town or on the beach.

Welcome to Pelican Haven......walk on the beach, collect shells, watch the dolphins and the sunsets.....and RELAX... Come and enjoy these sandy beaches, Seagulls and delicious seafood.

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

One block from Beach

More Details

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
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Linda Cave

After vacationing here for 5 years with Andy, and falling in love with the area, I am now fortunate enough to call Port St Joe home. My house is only fifteen minutes away, and I will always try my best to help with anything you may need during your stay at Pelican Haven.

My husband passed away August 8th, 2018..... his spirit and love for this area, and this beach house will be with me forever.

Linda Cave purchased this house in 2011

Why 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 and relaxed. There are numerous good places to eat, as well as locally caught seafood in abundance.

Port Saint Joe was voted as the most pet friendly vacation destination in the entire United States in 2015. The towns and beaches are super dog friendly, and its a great bonus to be able to bring your fur babies along on your vacation.

What makes this house unique

I have taken great care to furnish this home for my guests, & I have provided many things that were lacking in other rental homes. The furniture is nice, clean & comfortable, There are HD, Flat screen TV's in each room. The mattresses are top quality. We provide linens & bath towels. And there is no need to pack a bulky beach towel - got that covered too! It was decided to provide Direct TV with HD satellite instead of the local cable service as that's what I have in my home. High speed Wifi internet, Unlimited local & long distance telephone calling is provided. You can find beach "stuff" chairs & umbrellas, and a cart in the shed. There are family friendly DVD's and a great selection of kids toys and games. You are even welcome to use the 2 bikes to cruise the neighborhood and the bike paths. (please keep them in the shed after use, this prevents heavy dew from rusting the gears and other parts of the bicycle, if they were left outside all night)

The house has a very private, fully fenced, large backyard. There is an outdoor private shower, and a fully screened in patio. 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, a mixer and a blender.

The beach is extremely close. (220 steps from your front door)

The Dollar General store is just around the corner! It is stocked with grocery items, snacks (almost anything else you may need)

Port Saint Joe is only a ten minute drive, (turn, Right, then Left onto Hwy 98) & the Mexico Beach pier is also only a ten minute drive (turn Right, then Right onto 98)

*Please remember this property sits on Eastern time.

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

I love this beach house, and I hope 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Port St. Joe around the Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shampoo-conditioner & soap is under the sink cabinet.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 deck chairs
  • 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
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 4.942029 based on 72 reviews

It was very clean. And the details they went through it was my home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I Loved I would highly recommend the beach house that Linda Cave owes

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan, you and your daughters were absolutely a blessing to me. You held me up when I needed someone to get me thru my day. With my husband passing away just a few days before you arrived...… I needed that extra special attention you gave me. It was good spending time with your family. Everyone was so kind to me. Coming over to eat dinner with your family helped get me through another day without being alone. I so hope you come back, I loved that I got to see one of Holly Berry's puppies..... I can't believe that 3 years have flown by. Let me know when you want to come again..... and we can plan a day trip to Apalachicola. I might be a pig and want you all to myself..... Just Me & You... I hope you have a great end of the year. Loved having you, Linda Cave
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Relaxing and Enjoyable no matter the weather

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th stay here at Pelican Haven. I love this place. Wouldn't stay any place else. This trip it stormed most days I was there but still I enjoyed my stay. It is my little spot of heaven. Could not ask for better folks to rent from.

Debbie and Cal Garrett

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Everything that we needed and the perfect size. LOVED the addition of the fence at the door, so you can let your dog out without a leash. WHAT A GREAT ADDITION FROM LAST YEAR!!!! This was our second year at this house, hope to make it a third next year. Andy and Linda are great hosts!! Love the beach and the location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Following is a bullet list of the positives:

-Convenient to public beach access

-Everything you need to cook meals

-Outdoor shower with hot and cold water perfect for post beach clean up

-Well appointed throughout

-Charging station for electronic devices a nice touch

-Perfectly clean

-Well maintained and well decorated

If you come with six in your party I'd recommend some extra padding for the sleeper sofa mattress. It isn't terribly mattressy. I would recommend a stay here to anyone with zero reservations about the condition or quality of the property on arrival. And really appreciate a fenced yard at a pet friendly location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Daphne, Glad you had a good time. Linda and I worked very hard to meet all your needs ...... I am glad we did a good job for you...…..and we hope you come and see us again, Have a great Summer, Andy & Linda
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Private Yard, Short Walk to Beach, Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The dogs enjoyed the private backyard, and with the short walk to the beach this spot was the perfect getaway! Like many people we live busy lives, and this area is perfect for our family to spend some quiet time together. Thank you for the great hospitality! We look forward to staying in touch, and visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Eric. We're delighted you enjoyed the home and the area so much, and had a great time. You folks are welcome anytime at Pelican Haven, and we look forward to seeing you again, Thanks again, Andy & Linda
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Nicole! We loved having you guys stay at our home, and folks like you are the reason we decided to rent our home in 2011...….we love to try and pay it forward to other nice people with pets, that struggle to have the all important summer vacation...….Linda and I work very hard to make sure all our friends have a 110% experience, and we appreciate you noticing......We hope you come back soon, and take advantage of our 10% extra discount for folks that have stayed with us before? Have a great Summer, and hope to see you all again soon, Andy & Linda
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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 in 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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.5
Pet Fee £76.5
Property Damage Insurance £45.13

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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