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Fall is in the Air, Brand New, 4 BR, 4 Bath, 17' Swim Spa, Private Beach Access

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Port Saint Joe - Mare Vista

4 Suites W 17 Ft Swim Spa! Community Pool And Private Beach Walkover

Tucked away at the north end of the Cape in prestigious Secluded Dunes, lies Park Point, the newest and best kept secret on the Cape. Mare Vista is a brand new 4 bedroom, 4 bath home featuring 3 king sized beds and a children’s room with bunk beds and a fold-out sofa plus a bathtub for the little ones. It boasts a fully furnished gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. This custom constructed home features custom-crafted vanities with granite counter tops with vessel sinks along with huge tile and glass walk-in showers. The dining area has full dining table with seating for 8 and everything set for entertaining while the kitchen bar seats 4 for meals. The living area has a sofa, love seat, chair and a 60” smart tv to relax after a long day playing on the beach and bay. This home features a 17 ft. Swim spa with hot tub seating for 10. Swim against the current or just relax in the tub while your dinner is being grilled a few steps away. The 1st floor screen room is the perfect entertaining spot with the spa, dining table, outdoor shower and sink. Drive into your 2 car garage and still have parking for more. The home is equipped with a Verizon Wireless network extender for your Verizon cell phone service. Your Verizon cell phone will work here, but hardly anywhere else on the Cape.

Wind your way to the unquestioned best beach on the Cape, adjacent to the spectacular St. Joseph state park, via the private Park Point walkover or spend afternoon at the Park Point pool. Mare Vista offers the ultimate in privacy with views across the Bay, sweeping porches surrounded by nature. Start your days gazing at St. Joseph Bay and the State Park on the spacious 2nd floor porch.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dana Langford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Dana Langford

Mare Vista is a brand new home built to the most exacting, custom standards by Langford Construction, known as the 'People Builders' for excellence in construction, design and comfort. Steve and Dana are now local residents after moving from Georgia where Steve was in the construction business for 40 years. They have 2 daughters, Mary Ann (Mare) and Dagny. Hence, 'Mare Vista'-Italian for Sea View. The Langfords have settled into Cape living and are involved in the community. They are usually seen riding their bikes on the 9 mile bike path and checking on their job sites.

Dana Langford purchased this house in 2015

Why Dana Langford chose North West Florida

Mare Vista was designed by local Architect, Chuck Wright, with your ultimate comfort in mind. 4 large bedrooms, each with large PRIVATE baths. There are screened porches on both levels offering magnificent views of the bay. Perfect corners to relax on a chaise, enjoy sunrise and coffee. Mare Vista offers every amenity. ... Living is easy with a gourmet kitchen and a great room to share those special family times. This home also comes with its own 17' INFINITY SWIMMING SPA which seats 10 as a hot tub or pool. A unique treat! ... Get your exercise in the privacy of your home or have a happy splash with the entire family.

What makes this house unique

Park Point @ Secluded Dunes is magical. It's smaller, tucked away, exclusive and quiet ... While we were building Mare Vista, we'd end the day in a trance listening to the wildlife and watching the twinkling lights of Port St. Joe come into sight as darkness fell, reminding us of our other favorite place, Positano, on the Amalfi coast in Italy.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Fall is in the Air, Brand New, 4 BR, 4 Bath, 17' Swim Spa, Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Mare Vista. The house is a short walk to the beach. Inside the large garage we found two bicycles, a fishing rod, a beach cart, and several toys for beach use. We found the owners to be helpful and close by. The swim/hot tub was incredible and the view is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Brought the whole family as well as grandparents down for the week. Very close to the beach, house was completely equipped for everything you need and hot tub was the BOMB. The owners keep the place immaculate. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Owners + Beautiful Home + Peace & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

My family was fortunate to have contact with the owners when our original rental (through a large company) turned out to be less than desirable and not as advertised. The owners were quick to help me in my situation; kind; hospitable and eager to help us. What a blessing! This home is beautifully decorated; designed and has great layout.

Located in a quiet community,there is access to a community pool, which feels very private, and access to the beautiful private beach makes this an awesome spot for anyone looking for a quiet time away from it all and surrounded by the very best of nature.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing from the comfortable beach feel to the swim spa. We went with two other families each of us having teenagers. The bikes were a huge hit and the golf cart a must have. The distance from the beach isn't to bad and the pool is wonderful and never busy. Perfect private area for a family getaway. I advise taking bug spray as we got ate up in the beach at night. Perfect stay and the owners are super nice people!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Monica. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with and hope you will return! Sincerely, Dana and Steve
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Best beach vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Best beach vacation our family has ever had. Plenty of room for 10 of us, close to bay, park, and beach. Kitchen & laundry room were in use constantly. Loved the porches and swim spa...used your bicycles too. Can't wait to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we hope you WILL return! We're so glad you had a great time. Our Best! Steve and Dana
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Nice place! New and well done

  • 4 of 5

Good looking house! Clean with nice decor. Everyone seemed to like the hot tub although I never got in. The beach is a bit of a hike so get a golf cart! The one that was included got a flat due to unpaved roads to beach and it didn't get fixed before we left. The pool is small With not much shade so when temps are 90++ the pool is also warm and not refreshing. Because this property is located more in the woods than beach the bugs are crazy. Bring bug spray! We are from Florida and pretty used to bugs but this was intense. My kids are covered in bites from the water and air. The blue room has Some little vistas to the bay and the most comfortable bed in the house IMHO. The green and coral beds were more firm and our guests complained. We asked for egg crate toppers and the property management sent them for us to install and we did so they slept better. Just know going into a week rental that the beds may not be as good as what you have at home and then again you may like it. My personal bed at Mare Vista was heavenly. We liked that the kitchen was stocked and having washer and dryer right there helped with a shortage of towels. BYOT! There isn't a ton of extra space inside to spread out (Adults vs Kids) And if it were my place I would enclose part of the garage for a ping pong or game room with more bunks for kids. I feel the garage is nice space but grossly under utilized. The outdoor space was screened in but we were still getting attacked by bugs.The grill down stairs was useful and glad it Too was inside the screen porch. Overall the property was very nice and the property management was courteous and attentive. I would go back at a different time of year. -Glo from Orlando

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International (Panama City)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Coneheads (Wine & Beer)
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
St Joseph's Bay Country Club (Public)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Secluded Dunes
Car: necessary

Cape san blas has its own worry-free character with miles of shell-strewn shoreline and countless opportunities for quiet adventures.

Cape san blas is a 17-mile long barrier peninsula, curving around st. Joseph bay offering playful surf and white sand beaches on the gulf side and smooth, shallow water on the bay side. The cape is known for its clear, sometimes blue, sometimes green water and low, gentle surf. Families who vacation on the cape choose this spot for both its beauty and its seclusion. Drag a chair to the beach with a book, throw a line to the surf, or comb the shore for treasures. Scattered with shells, the sand in this quiet paradise is super soft and sparkling white.

Tired of relaxing? Peddle, walk or jog along loggerhead run bike trail for a different view. Browse through eclectic beach stores, cool off with some ice cream or grab a few pounds of bay shrimp to steam while you watch the sun go down.

Looking for something more adventurous? Local outfitters will get you rigged. Horseback riding is available on the beach and guided tours are offered daily. Canoe, kayak and sailboat rentals are available as well as diving, snorkeling and eco-excursions.

Take the time to explore the bay. Wade through grassy flats, kayak with your kids and glide above two feet of water for miles. The clear, shallow water offers hours of safe play and discovery for little ones as well as adults. Sand dollars, starfish, scallops and schools of colorful fish are fun to find... Ten times more fun with a snorkel and mask!

Mare vista is at the tip of cape san blas adjacent to st. Joseph peninsula state park, home of america’s #1-ranked beach and america’s best state park!

Recognized as perhaps the most popular outdoor destination in the entire florida state park system. With miles of sugar-white sand beaches, striking coastal dune formations, nature trails, picnic areas, playground, 119 family camp sites, youth camping area, boat ramp, 1,900 acre wilderness preserve and more... It’s not hard to imagine why.

Hiking, walking and nature viewing is enjoyable on the two nature trails and 14 mile hiking trail through the wilderness preserve for you to explore and observe the various wildlife and plant communities. Many varieties of birds, mammals, and plants inhabit the park. White-tailed deer are the most observed, but bobcats, raccoons, otters, and alligators can be seen.

The excellent fishing opportunities for sea trout, redfish, flounder, pompano and whiting attract many fishermen to the area. Come during scallop season (july 1 - september 24) and catch your own bay scallops; it is great family fun and our bay scallops are some of the most delicious things you will ever eat!

If you want to relax and do nothing, check out eagle harbor. It is a popular hang-out area of the park with boat launch, small store with essentials, water toy rentals like kayaks, and one of the coolest viewpoints in all of gulf county! Walk up the boardwalk and take in the 360-degree view of st. Joseph bay on one side and the clear waters of the gulf beach on the other side. Both are great spots to put up your umbrella and let the kids play in the water.


Prices & Availability

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

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Prices Slashed
22 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Years
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Savings
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Fever
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Property Damage Protection £49
Cleaning, Linens, Towels £206 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Saint Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
  • #1-3 Huge bathroom with walk-in tile shower & granite counter-tops & vessel sink. #4 Tile Bathtub/Shower ones with granite counter-tops, a vessel sink, and even a step stool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kids bunk room
  • #1-3 King Size Bedroom with beautiful Bay Views. A mounted television with Smart TV technology. (Direct TV, Use your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Accounts and more) #4 Bunk Bed and a Queen sleeper sofa are perfect for children to have their privacy with their own mounted Smart TV
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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