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Super Rates On Gulf-front, Dog-friendly, Beach Gem

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, freshly remodeled, private single family, Gulf-fronthome,

Are you dreaming of recapturing the beach vacation of your youth ? Remember the simple pleasures of walking barefoot on a wide, crystal-white sand shoreline and floating carefree in the warm, tranquil gulf water, or reclining in your lounger while listening to the seagulls and watching the dolphins glide by just off-shore ? After toasting an amazing crimson sunset, the gathered wood is coaxed into a welcoming roaring bonfire, that invites you to roast marshmallows, chill and prepare your expectations for another great day in the morning.

If you are dreaming of again enjoying those endless lazy days relaxing on an expansive, uncrowded, pristine sugar-white sand beach, then you are dreaming of a Moonshadow vacation !

Moonshadow is a freshly remodeled, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 'jewel-box' of a gulf-front vacation house, with all the amenities you expect, and deserve, to fulfill your beach get-away dream.

The kitchen is all new, from the high-end stainless appliances to the solid surface counters and cherry cabinets. All three bedrooms have brand-new luxurious king bedding and flat-panel tvs with blu-ray dvd players. En suite bathrooms adjoin two master bedrooms, and the third bedroom shares the hall guest bath.

The spacious family room features beautiful water-front vistas, as well as a 60 inch plasma tv, when you are in the movie-watching or gaming mode !

Every room in the house has ceiling fans, including the comfortable screened porch/outdoor dining room.

When you venture outside, the gas bbq is ready to grill your meal to perfection, while you lounge in the nearby hammock.

There is carport parking under the house, as well as generous space to store your watercraft, etc. In front. There is a large storage room, containing chairs, 'floaties' and other toys to assure that you fully enjoy the beach, as well as a cart to carry your possessions to the welcoming white sands.

Upon your return, there is a convenient, private outdoor shower to rinse off before you go inside.

If you still want to 'catch some rays', there is a large 8' x 30' deck off the family room and/or screened porch, also ideal for just 'vegging'.

Hopefully, you have now arrived at the conclusion that Moonshadow is ready to welcome you back to the beach, and to help you realize your dream vacation !

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About owner/manager

We are Gulf-coast natives, who grew up in this area, have traveled, lived and worked all over the country, and have had the good-sense and good-fortune to have returned to this paradise.

We have experienced the beach communities on both coasts, and know with confidence that none compare to the special, unspoiled gem here at Cape San Blas.

owner/manager purchased this house in 2011

Why owner/manager chose North West Florida

Moonshadow is blessed to be located in the most private, unpopulated section of beautiful Cape San Blas. As such, it affords you the ultimate venue to experience the peacefulness of the wide sugar-white sand beach without the often annoying distraction of 'too much humanity'.

What makes this house unique

From the moment you step into this comfortable, welcoming retreat, you begin to relax, decompress and realize that this house will afford you the experience you have been dreaming about. It is a special blend of modern amenities and conveniences, and yet 'laid-back', care-free ambiance, that helps you escape back to the beach vacation you remember, and will soon experience again.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large tiled shower with massaging pebble surface
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom with tub/shower.
  • Master bathroom includes large tiled shower with a pebble floor surface to afford you a spa-like, foot-massaging experience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom, LCD TV and blu-ray player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , LCD TV & blu-ray player
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gulf-side, en-suite bathroom, LCD TV & blu-ray player
  • Gulf-side master has a new king-size mattress & foundation, an en-suite bathroom with large tile shower, and double french doors that open to a screened porch accessing a patio dining set. The master has a new LCD TV and blu-ray player.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Surf, sand, sun and fun ! What are you waiting for ?


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Super Rates On Gulf-front, Dog-friendly, Beach Gem
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

A greatJanuary!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the entire month of January at Moonshadow. That's 2 years in a row that we've stayed there. Everything was awesome including the weather! The house was clean and ready for our stay. Everything we needed was right there. John is very accommodating and easy to work with. We certainly recommend the property. Definitely worth the trip!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay at Moonshadow. It met most of our expectations with few exceptions.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at Moonshadow. The listing description was very accurate and with the location photos we understood the location, and layout. The property was well-maintained although we could not clean the French Door windows of minor interior water marks, which took away from our beautiful view of the dunes and water. The owner answered all of our questions promptly so we could make appropriate plans. I would recommend this property for all of our dog loving friends and family. This area is definitely "old Florida" but offered everything that we needed for our stay. Piggly Wiggly and Dollar General Market (go figure) offered the foods we needed, St. Joe Fish Market the fresh local seafood we were looking for, local restaurants the meals out that offered eating diversity, St. Joe State Park offered a taste of untouched barrier island environment. Dog friendly ordinances in Gulf County were delightful.

Of the factors that disappointed included the activity of the Cape's bear population (they searched our garbage virtually every night) but this was a community issue since many homes had their garbage ransacked. We are used to a well estabished recycle program, the lack of recycling was disappointing, in fact, we hauled at least 10 garbage bags of plastic, and paper back to our homes. Home items that were lacking for a two week stay included a bath mat in the front bathroom, adequate beach chairs, beach towels and towels in general, not enough hangers, leftover food containers, and a household cleaner.

Still, Moonshadow is a rental property that we would highly recommend and will come back to again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beach house. It had everything you needed to make a vacation GREAT. If you're looking for a stress free community to visit, this is it. Hardly any traffic, employees at restaurants and stores are very nice and helpful. Restaurants are very good: Triple Tails, The Sand Bucket, The Sand Dollar (breakfast), Shipwreck, The Boss Oyster, The Grill are some of the restaurants that we visited and enjoyed. Also, take the air boat tour in Apalachicola and the pontoon boat tour of the Dead Lakes (Wewahitchka). Both were great tours. John the owner was great to work with and answered all questions quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly blown away by the property

  • 5 of 5

Photos do not do the home justice. Myself, my wife and our son were absolutely blown away by the home. From the stainless appliances to the large flat screen TV in the living room and flat screens in each room, brand new leather couches, HUGE beds in each room, covered parking, storage room under the covered parking, private boardwalk straight out to the beach... Could not have chosen a better property to stay in! We chose it because it was pet friendly but sadly we lost our baby 2 months before our trip. Don't let the pet friendly part fool you, the cleanliness is amazing. All the surrounding properties were pet friendly so if you bring a pet they'll have lots of friends to play with! The beach is very quiet and secluded, the Cape is not overly crowded, and St Joesph Peninsula State Park is beautiful! Also, we didn't know before going but apparently you can get a permit and take your vehicle on the beach! Lots of great food, including the The Sand Bucket BBQ joint at the beginning of the driveway!

This is the PERFECT for a family looking for a getaway that is off the beaten path! John, the property owner/manager, was awesome to deal with and his communication was second to none! He kept us updated through all of the hurricane mess as well.

We like to travel to new places but if we revisit Port St Joe/Cape San Blas, we will not stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Just right for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this very clean and cute, three bedroom, three bath home on Cape San Blas! Our 3 person family each got their own space and so did our little dog, Sophie. It was our very first time traveling with our dog in all these 15 years of her life. Sophie had a great time on the beach and even enjoyed getting cleaned up in the outdoor shower/spray hose. The area where this house is located is lightly populated so we only met one or two other dogs. Since we were staying for the first time in a place that allows dogs, we were glad to see the rules about where dogs can be inside the house (not on beds or furniture) and that dogs must have flea control and all vaccinations. There is a lot to do in Cape San Blas and nearby towns of Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Bike and kayak rental is right across the street and there is a great bike trail that stretches the length of the peninsula. The beach behind this house is very dark at night for the sake of baby turtles, so star gazing is a must-do. I recommend this place for your next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So fun!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. We come to Cape San Blas each year for a week, renting a different property each time. This property was especially nice. The kitchen was modern and the home was very, very clean. We really appreciated that the washer/dryer was inside the home rather than outside or in a separate area. The location was fabulous, on the same street as the Sand Bucket restaurant and right across the street from Happy Ours kayak rentals.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £120 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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