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Toes in the Sand - Beautiful, Spacious Home with Gulf Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Spacious, bright and nicely furnished, this gulf view home is located in a quiet, little beachfront community. Great first tier location with a nice view of the gulf from the screened porch, sundeck and upstairs bedroom. Just steps from the deck are two neighborhood boardwalks to the beach. Take your pick since both are about 300 feet long and take you to the pristine, uncrowded and incredibly beautiful beach. You'll have no problem finding a special spot and you may be one of only a few people on the beach.

The home is located a short walking distance from Salina's Park; only 12 minutes driving time to Port St Joe and less than 30 minutes to historical Apalachicola. The St. Joe Country Club is only six miles away if you want to play a round of golf.

This 1800 sq.ft. home features plenty of open space for the entire family to spend time together or find a quiet spot for relaxing. The light filled main floor is very open, comfortable and nicely furnished. This main level features a large, well equipped kitchen with all the necessities and more. You'll enjoy meals in the spacious dining area with family size dining table and chairs and breakfast bar. Prefer outdoor dining? Catch a nice breeze and take in the view on the screened porch while you enjoy your meal. The living room offers lots of comfortable seating, fireplace, large, flat screen TV, and book library. You'll love the screened porch with a view of the gulf and also a private wooded view to the side. It's the ideal place for relaxing or enjoying meals or happy hour. If you want to work on your tan between trips to the beach you'll find the deck perfect for soaking up the Florida sun.

Newly remodeled upstairs includes three bedrooms featuring a private, nicely furnished master bedroom with queen bed and private bath. Down the hall is the newly remodeled main bath with double vanity and separate tub and toilet area. Next to the bath is the newly remodeled second queen size bedroom and at the end of the hall is a large bedroom with 1 single bed and 1 single over full bunk bed. All three bedrooms are large, private, nicely furnished. All bedrooms have TV's and comfortable bedding.

There is plenty of covered parking under the house. An outdoor shower with direct access to the main floor bathroom is especially convenient. The large space under the house also offers extra outdoor living space with plenty of room for the additional table & chairs, swing and Weber charcoal grill.

Toes In The Sand is a wonderful place to kick back and enjoy a peaceful, private beach vacation with everything you need. Cape San Blas is the kind of place that almost doesn't exist anymore; safe, peaceful and tranquil. We want to make sure you enjoy your stay here.

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Joyce Hunt
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Joyce Hunt

The owners of Toes In The Sand live in Mountain Rest, S. C. and love spending time at the beach with family and friends.

Joyce Hunt purchased this house in 2001

Why Joyce Hunt chose North West Florida

We discovered Cape San Blas in the mid 1990's while visiting family vacationing there. We fell in love with the area's natural setting. Quiet, uncrowded and one of the most beautiful beaches we had seen. We returned for several years and when the house we had been renting went up for sale we couldn't resist buying our little piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed with two of our adult children and their spouses and enjoyed ourselves. The location is great; it is only a boardwalk to the beach and the beach was great. The house is large enough that we all had enough space without feeling on top of each other.
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Additional outdoor entrance from shower area downstairs.
    Main Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled, double vanities, separate tub & toilet area
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large, separate tub and toilet area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious, nicely furnished, lg. flat screen TV, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious, nicely furnished, flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Large bedroom with 1 single plus 1 twin over full bunk bed.
  • All bedrooms are spacious, private, nicely furnished with TV's and comfortable bedding.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Beach chairs and beach toys provided


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Toes in the Sand - Beautiful, Spacious Home with Gulf Views!
average rating of 4.732143 based on 57 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house is great for a family with a dog. Not far to the beach. The house had everything we needed. Would recommend for sure. Love the area. Beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. Having the 3rd bedroom adjacent to the master bedroom worked out wonderfully with my 2 year old. We loved that we could walk to the beach and that the house came with lots of beach chairs and beach toys. We'd definitely consider coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad that you enjoyed both your stay at Toes In The Sand and also appreciated the close proximity to the beach. Short walks to and from the beach are definitely desirable with a two year old. Look forward to hearing from you again. Joyce 11/30/16 UPDATE TO EARLIER RESPONSE: We have just completed a major remodel of the bedroom area eliminating the two connected bedrooms and creating three large completely private bedrooms. Master with private bath and two remaining bedrooms sharing large bath with double vanity.
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great stay

  • 4 of 5

great location, and they provide beach toys and boards,and chairs! The whole family had a great time,and spent most of our time on the porch. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay and the kids enjoyed the beach toys. Our grandsons spend hours building sand castles and playing on the beach with the toys. Hope you will make a return visit. Joyce
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house close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Toes in the Sand is a lovely place, very well equipped, quiet, and close to the beach. Great layout of holiday home with living and dining space on one floor and the bedrooms above. Three entrances to living area - one through downstairs bathroom, which made showering off children after beach excursions very easy. The house was very clean and well-maintained. Great location. Would recommend this holiday rental to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very informative review. I'm glad that you found the layout worked well for you. Always nice to have the outdoor shower for everyone but especially for the little ones. Hope you will make a return visit. Joyce
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Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable and had just about everything you need. Loved the sheets. The kitchen had enough utensils for my cooking needs and I was able to park my Jeep under the house which was great since I had the top off. The stairs in the house were a little narrow and steep. The walk to the beach was short but the board walk didn't go all the way across the dunes which was a problem for my dogs. The dunes had these burr/sticker/cactus like things that stuck in their paws and in their coat (long hair). When you try to pull them out it's like needles sticking in your fingers. If your dogs are small enough to tote no problem, my aren't. I tried the public beach access entrance and they were there too so I ended up parking by one of the driving access areas and walking in from there. The access was less than an 1/2 mile from the house. The beach was pretty much deserted which is just the way I like it. The back deck had a screened area and an open area which was nice at night to look at the stars and WOW. Walk to the end of the board walk or all the way to the beach at night. The night sky is incredible. I haven't seen the Milky Way in a long time.

As for the area, it's not commercialized with restaurants and shops on every corner. Make sure you stop at the grocery store in Port Saint Joe for food and other supplies before you get here. Its a few miles back to a big store. There is a small store a few miles up on Cape San Blas that has the basics. There were signs for horse rides, kayak rentals and other outdoor activities but all I did was walk the dogs on the beach and sit on the porch reading. I did eat at The Smoke House (I think that was the name) one night which was pretty good.

Overall the stay was very nice, comfortable and quiet. Enjoyed the house and the beach and would come back again. A gate on the back deck for the stairs would have been nice. Keep kids (don't have) and dogs from wondering off. - 4 stars because to me something has to be really fantastic for 5.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your informative review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and found the house clean and comfortable and the beach quiet and relaxing. We think there is no better place to unwind and recharge. Look forward to having you back at Toes In The Sand. Joyce
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. I've stayed in Port St Joe several times, first time in this rental. Cute and pet friendly. Its far enough away from the road where you donlt hear traffic and donlt have to worry with your dog running to it either. Not a bad walk to the beach. We drove down to the park and drove our truck out on the beach. Will def stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and I will look forward to hearing from you again. Joyce
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
5 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Linens & Housekeeping £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Pet Fee £57.98 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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