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Bay Front Home W/Private Bch in Historic Neighborhood. Family/Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bayview BR, 2 Bath, 16'x32' bayside deck, fenced in side yard, private beach.

This is not just a house for rent it is a home with family memories and local history displayed throughout. This home was built by my father in the 1950s. We have just finished a complete renovation, and it feels like a retreat.

It has an attached two car carport. Three ingress/egress points: carport door, front door & Bayside door. The carport door opens into a full kitchen with laundry. It has full size appliances with front loading washer/dryer and it is fully stocked with the basic necessities and essentials required for a pleasant stay. The kitchen opens into the family room with games, tv, dvd player, wireless speaker & fireplace. Through the living room you come to the bay room and dining room with huge windows to take in the gorgeous views of the bay, port & marina. The hall off the LR leads to the bedrooms & baths. First you come to the twin bed room that is equipped with a tv & bay view. Next is the full size bed room with bay view. Across from these rooms is the main bath with tub & shower. Further down the hall is the master bedroom with a king bed, private bath, reading area and also with a bay view.

Now for the outside. Just outside the bay side door is an outside shower and fenced in side yard. Right next to that is a relaxing brick patio with a wood burning fire pot, table & chairs and beautiful bay view. Also on the bay side of the house is a 16'X32' tree shaded deck with chairs, picnic table and benches for you to relax and enjoy the views and the wonderful bay breeze. Four kayaks are stored next to the deck and are available for your use. From the deck and all the Bay side windows you can see the huge grass front yard that leads to your private bay front beach complete with beach chairs, bench swing and fire pit. Take a look at the photos tab to get a taste of what you might see from the beach and/deck.

The house is stocked with bath towels/cloths, soaps, detergents, cleaning supplies, hair dryers iron & ironing board, dvds and a special 'forget me not' basket with most anything you might have forgotten. You are also welcome to enjoy the 'put-n-take' library just at the hall entrance.

More Details

Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach

As my family grew in numbers, my father built this Bayfront home. My parents, two sisters, brother and I created so many wonderful memories here and would love for you to have the opportunity to have your own experiences and adventures in this incredible neighborhood.

Robbie & I love St. Andrews. We live here and have operated our local coffee house for the past 17 years in St. Andrews, while working with the neighborhood residents, businesses and community leaders to revitalize this wonderful sleepy village. Having recently sold our business, we re-directed our lives to the path to restore my childhood home in an effort to carry on my parents' legacy of a warm, peaceful and inviting place to live, even if only for a short visit.

Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach purchased this house in 1958

Why Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach chose Bay VIew Addition

This is my family home built by my father in 1958. My parents raised my younger brother and two sisters and me in this warm and inviting home. It is directly on the bay in a tree canopied Historic neighborhood. Not only did these surroundings influence our childhoods, but it has influenced the childhoods of several generations as it was the site of many family and friends gatherings over the years. It was one of my mother's greatest joys to see people appreciate the surroundings here and have a great time while doing it. We know she is smiling down at the chance to spread the fun and enjoyment and adventure this homestead has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Stunning views day & night of the your private beach, the bay, St. Andrews Marina and Panama City Port from the 16' x 32' deck, the brick patio, the bay room and every bedroom. All tucked in under the shade of beautiful old growth trees, so if you need a shady respite from the private beach you can just venture back up the yard to the deck or patio. There are also four kayaks for your enjoyment and a fire pit on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is beautiful. Your online pictures do not do it justice.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bay VIew Addition in Panama City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • These bathrooms are clean and sleek, having just been renovated. Tile floors, pedestal sinks and storage cabinets. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Children's Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Youth Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • The Master Bedroom is light and airy with three windows, yet warm and romantic in its decor. It includes a king size bed, two closets, plenty of drawers space with dressers and chest of drawers, luggage rack, chaise lounge for reading or just relaxing and an incredible of view of the bay and St. Andrews Marina. Master bath with tub and shower is exclusive to master bedroom. The Children's room sports a fun decor with old toys displayed and an old school desk for a chair, yet it is modern enough to have a tv. It has two closets and a tall chest of drawers. This room also has views of the bay. It is located directly across the hall from the bathroom. The Young Romance room also has incredible views of the bay and St. Andrews Marina. It serene in its feel yet vivid in its color. There are a number of romantic art pieces in this room. It has one closet, dresser drawers & night stand. It is located directly across from the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We offer a free arrival concierge service to initially stock your pantry so you do not have to run to the store the minute you arrive. We will acquire a list from you of the requested items and stock your pantry and/fridge for your arrival. We will collect for the cost of goods only, providing you with the store receipt upon your arrival. While we do not provide bikes, and motorized water toys, please know that there are many places in the neighborhood to rent jet skis, sailboats, pontoon boats & more. You are also welcome to bring your own and moor it off the beach. Also, this neighborhood is an incredible place to bike and walk with great water views, tree canopied streets and lots of fun places within walking & riding distance.


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Bay Front Home W/Private Bch in Historic Neighborhood. Family/Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and secluded... we walked our dog to the marina every morning. Sometimes stopped for coffee at the coffee shop. Had cocktail hour at Finn’s a couple of times...able to take the dog with us. Seafood shop just up the road from the house with a great selection. The house is comfortable and clean with great views of the Bay. Filled with antiques...the home has lots of character. We very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The owner thought of it all.

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing stay. The owner made sure that everyone was taking care of. There was something for everyone. Books, games, toys for the beach. The kitchen was equipped to make cooking easy. There was seating for everyone inside and out.

This was also the most pet inclusive place I have ever been. They not only allowed you bring your dog, they have set up their home for them. A dog run, extra beds, bowls, dog toys, special towels, and so much more. Our dogs felt very welcomed.

There was little notes that were helpful to know where things were, how to work things and local places to go.

We hardly had to leave the house because there was so much to do here. It made a wonderful relaxing trip. Plus the views were gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Alabama

Nostalgic escape

  • 5 of 5

Ellen & Robbie's home was the perfect Thanksgiving getaway. The house is clean, nicely outfitted, and the gracious hosts are nearby if needed. The kitchen had all the cooking utensils needed and basic cleaning supplies. Linens were plentiful and of good quality. The kids played in the yard and hunted for hermit crabs in the bay. If you choose to visit the beach, the state park is just a short drive away. The home is convenient to grocery stores and other shopping. Even though there are other houses close by, we had plenty of privacy. We really enjoyed making s'mores multiple times during our visit using the provided kindling and took advantage of the kayaks and bocce ball set. The dog run was a nice bonus. Only word of warning - if you have a long-haired pup that goes into the yard, prepare to pick off a ton of beggar-lice! (seeds from weeds) And, as with anywhere on the gulf coast, if you plan on spending time outside, bring some bug spray. All in all, it was a great getaway and we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing visit!

  • 5 of 5

The property is serene and beautiful! The house is perfect for my family - and they have thought of everything! It was so nice to not have to worry about the details; the owners have not missed a thing! My family loves this place and plans to come back regularly.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and serenity on the water

  • 5 of 5

There's not much they haven't thought about to make someone's stay easy and relaxing. They've got amenities in the house and water toys/needs outside. The house is charming and perfect for what we needed, which was quiet time on the bay. Our family has decided we need to make this trip at least once a year and we would love to be able to stay here every time - it really was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, right on the bay, with beautiful views of the water.

  • 5 of 5

Great hostess's Ellen & Robbie! We had everything we needed and we were even offered concierge grocery shopping & delivery service prior to our arrival. We rented on line & with less than 48 hours notice. We were evacuating from Fort Myers, due to Hurricane Irma, with our 2 dogs, looking for a pet friendly rental, we came across Maplesden House. Robbie contacted us immediately & confirmed our reservation. The house was warm & welcoming, with "Doggie Beds" & complimentary coffee. We loved the big back yard! This house was a great refuge from the storm (even equipped with storm shutters & a generator--which thankful we did not have to use). We learned the history of St. Andrews & the history of the Maplesden family (through the photo's in the house).

Even though we were worried about losing everything we owned in Fort Myers, we were comforted by Ellen & Robbie offering us extended accommodations in case the worst were to happen. Thankfully Hurricane Irma passed Ft. Myers without causing too much damage. We were able to return home after 7 days and found our house & boat in tact and without any damage. We made 2 great friendships with Ellen & Robbie & we plan to stay in touch in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Bar & Grill or Gracie Raes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Uncle Ernie's Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
Front Yard
Car: necessary

This bay front home is located in Historic St. Andrews within walking distance to the Historic business district with numerous restaurants, bars and shops. Just down the beach is the local Lake Huntington Park with its own boat ramp. It is also within walking distance to the Oaks by the Bay public park with its beautiful live oak tree canopies and bay dune/beach boardwalk, as well as, the St. Andrews city marina with boat ramps, charter boats and boat rentals. This home is located in a well established historic community with all the benefits of a neighborhood such as, nearby grocery stores, gas stations, department stores, gyms, theaters, local restaurants and shops. All within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £144.42

Be sure to look over our amenities. We have tried to stock everything a guest or guests including furry guest might need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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