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Paradise Found/ Heated Pool/ Private airstrip

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Jose's Hideaway - Ka Hale Kai (The Beach House)

3 Bedroom 3 Bath private pool with large deck pool bar and outdoor living area

Escape to a remote tropical island paradise that can only be accessed by ferry, private boat or small private airplane. Our home includes all the luxuries including a large heated private pool,with spacious pool deck. The best views are from the top level observation room with exterior deck that overlooks the Gulf and extraordinary sunsets. This room, with a full bed, also doubles as a 4th bedroom if needed.

One floor below the observation room, you will enjoy a tastefully decorated open living area complete with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and full bath. A screened balcony extends the living space outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful natural scenery and tropical island atmosphere.

The master bedroom with a king bed, and master bath are located one floor below the main level. Two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds, as well as a third full bath are also located on this level.

Only steps to miles of beach with no crowds or cars! 1 Golf cart, 2 kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, 6 bikes and 2 barbecues complete your island getaway experience. Enjoy Glorious sunrise and sunsets that will be a favorite lasting memory for future years to come. Fly your private plane in and walk to the property with landing and tie-down privileges. Bring your poles and fish off the beach, or bring your own boat or charter some of the best inshore and deep sea fishing in the country.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Charm Thometz
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

As Florida residents, we have pretty much tried it all! From our first conversations with the owners right through the sad moment we had to leave, this was nothing but the BEST vacation ever! Brian and Charm are lovely people and soooo very helpful! I literally unpacked two boxes after speaking with them one last time before we left for this island getaway because they had everything there except our groceries! A lovely welcome basket awaited us...a very unexpected gesture. The home is clean, beautiful, spacious, and the views are spectacular! The private pool is lovely and all the amenities...just so inviting and convenient! We kayaked (kayaks provided) in the gulf and the bay, saw so much in the mangroves...shark, fish, manatee. We fished, hiked among the tortoise, owls, birds, etc. , shelled, swam, and just plain relaxed. The golf cart takes you anywhere you want to go on the island, including a couple of neat "Jimmy Buffet" style restaurants. No cars or even paved roads. Ferry ride to and from the island was quick and easy. We plan to make this an annual event. This retreat will quickly become our home away from home. We have been telling all of our family and friends about it. So you'd better book fast! I recommend it for families, retirees, girl's weekend, guys' getaway. We are still talking about it! Thanks again, Charm and Brian, for sharing your home with us.
Aug 2014
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Paradise Found/ Heated Pool/ Private airstrip
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacations homes on a regular basis and this home was exceptional! It was fully equipped and then some. The owners made sure we were comfortable and informed on how everything worked so all we did was unpack and enjoy this beautiful home. We could not have asked for more in a home and will be back again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write reviews but I couldn't pass this one up. This house is truly a one of a kind. The process of renting was so easy working with Charm and Brian. They were prompt with all correspondence and made certain that we had all the information we needed to travel to/from the island. They were there to greet us as we departed the Island Girl Ferry with bright smiles on their faces. They took us to their home and showed us all there was to know regarding the house/pool/tv/bose radio, etc. The pictures are accurate but SO much better in person. This house has a unique charm that invites you to the island. It makes you feel happy! Charm has done a fabulous job decorating the house. The bedding was fantastic - super comfortable beds and pillows. They also provided big and plush beach towels for us to use. Charm and Brian provided so much that you really only had to bring a few clothes, swimsuits and food. The rest was provided. How wonderful is that????? Oh, I almost forgot about the wonderful welcome basket that they had for us upon our arrival. My boys thought the Easter bunny arrived early!

The screened in porch was my favorite place to sit. We had all our meals outside - enjoying the sounds of the island.

The outdoor area at this house was a hit for the entire family. Our children absolutely LOVED the pool. It was larger than the pictures showed and super clean. It was also nice to have a salt water pool instead of chlorine! The pool deck had many lounge chairs for the entire family to enjoy either the sun or shade. The boys also enjoyed the Tiki Toss game and dart board. We had fantastic family bike rides with the assortment of great bikes they had available for their guests.

The island had so many great things to do: hikes through the nature preserve, kayaks (again, provided for by Charm and Brian), shelling, fishing, dolphin and manatee watching, and the most amazing beaches.

It was such a privilege for us to share this wonderful house. I felt as if it was my own. I was so sad to leave which isn't usually the case. This was a vacation were I was able to enjoy every minute with my family. Those days are so hard to come by that I will forever be grateful for the wonderful week we had here. I would have booked another week with Charm if I had known my children's school/sport schedule for next year. If you are looking for a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to stay look no further. This is it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This was the most wonderful vacation. We stumbled on this island by pure accident and desperation to find a last minute place to stay. It ended up being the best vacation we have booked. I highly recommend this island if you truly are looking for a relaxing getaway with zero pressure or temptation to do much of anything.

This house is fantastic. The decor is completely adorable and cozy. The rooms are great. The house is stocked with everything you could need. It was so nice to not have to bring or buy items like beach towels and sand and pool toys.

The pool is even better in person. My kids are 8, 10 and 12 and they never got bored of swimming. It is also nice that there is some afternoon shade on the pool. It was nice to take a break from worrying about afternoon sunburns. The beach is super close and great for shelling. The bikes are a fabulous perk to get around on.

Charm is a fabulous host and was such a key to my sanity. She provided contacts for taxis, ferries and groceries which saved me hours of googling and worrying. I hope we can make another trip here soon. Thank you for letting our family make memories at your beach house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything people say it is - but better!

  • 5 of 5

You know how you've read probably a hundred reviews by now - but its so hard to tell if you'll feel the same about a vacation rental that the reviewers say they do. You can rest assured that this house is AWESOME. You should go ahead and book it right now - unless its when I want to come back.

We had the most amazing week - the house has everything you will need and then some - and not just because I accidentally left behind my favorite wine opener (just raise a toast to me if you use the Arrowine corkscrew). The pool was fabulous - having it right down the steps meant kids who wanted to sleep in could, and no one was waiting on anyone else to go to the pool. The living room was a favorite hangout, the beds are so comfortable, the house is clean and decorated so adorably, and the downstairs area kept us entertained.

Charm and Brian were amazing. We had the unfortunate experience that the hot water heater for the house went in the midst of our week - and they were there the next morning, new water heater ready for installation. Not what you want to have happen, but things like this can happen - but we couldn't have asked for a better response. And now you don't have to worry about the hot water heater because there's a brand new one in the house!

Bottom line - book this house! You're going to have an INCREDIBLE time!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house over Thanksgiving break and had a fabulous time. The house is very well stocked and Charm is super helpful and very accommodating. We travelled with 3 kids and they especially loved the pool. The house is very close to the beach, and they even provide kayaks which we used on our last day for a great trip to the nature preserve.

All in all one of the best houses and nicest owners we have experienced so far. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our time in this home was wonderful. The owners are incredible people to work with. They provided everything we needed to make our vacation a memorable one. This home has all of the amenities needed for a good time. The owner provided tips on travel to and from the island. We had a question about kayaking and where to go. A quick text and answer. I have never felt more at home or welcome with any other vacation. We will travel back to the island and stay in this home. Our 11 and 14 year old children had a blast. Both parents were able to relax. Very nice family vacation spot. The island is gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jose's Hideaway, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Holiday
3 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
18 Feb 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in 3:00 p.m. Late check in fee of $45 for arrivals after 5:00 p.m.
Check out: 9 a.m.
E check is preferred. Otherwise, if paying with a credit card, guests will be responsible for 2.9% credit card payment processing fees that will be subtracted from the security deposit at the end of their stay.

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 house in Jose's Hideaway, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master King bedroom with connecting full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1 - 4 person golf cart provided with house

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