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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Ellen Mapelsden or Robbie Fehrenbach
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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 Panama City

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bay VIew Addition in Panama City

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Bay Front Home W/Private Bch in Historic Neighborhood. Family/Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

Quiet private bay house in neighborhood community

  • 5 of 5

Owners checked in with me a few days before and day of arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. Very helpful and nice. House is beautiful. Outside there is actually a narrow beach, which I didn't quite expect since it is bay side, and the kids (and grown ups) loved it. We ended spending a lot of time out there! Only mildly negative-ish things for us were that there were several knee-level fragile knick-knacks that could have quickly succumbed to dog tails or children's hands that I moved out of the way for the stay; and we would have liked a few more dishes but otherwise it really was perfect. Lots of towels, pillows, even some supplies like coffee and soap provided. Spending a little bit more for this house over the landlocked ones was SO worth it, and I'd do it again in a second. Well worth it and very happy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were perfect! Our group was so impressed! We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures and description does not do this home justice !

  • 5 of 5

I hope I do not have a word limit on this review because it may be quite long . I am a single mom and took my handicapped son who is 30 and my eight-year-old along with my best friend to stay in this lovely home . we could not believe the attention to detail and all the comforts at home and extensive DVD library coffee filters trash bags that lasted the whole stay emergency first aid and toiletry kits if you need them even a crate for a big girl to stay in if she needed it. Dog toys children's toys kayaks, huge washing machine and dryer that actually dry towels on the first go around LOL ! I could go on with this list forever but you need to stay here to see for yourself. The home iwas immaculately clean and spacious for individuals to have their own time . We enjoyed kayaking around the bay and sitting on the large deck in the morning with our coffee is a very short drive over the bridge to Panama City beaches and we also found a city beach that was very quiet and much cleaner :)

We were so happy to be in the Saint Andrews area right on the Bay, we did finish out in the bay only caught a couple of little things and threw them back . I cannot say enough good things about this property and Ellen and Robbie the owners !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our new favorite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, historic, artistic, interesting house and decor. Great yard and accessories. The beach at the bay is so private and fun for our dogs. I appreciated the fenced in yard for the dogs so they were not on leash the whole vacation. We got great pictures of shrimping boats and dolphins doing the mating dance. Renting a pontoon boat and dining was convenient and it was only a short drive to the gulf beaches. Ellen and Robbie deserve 5 stars for the greatest hosts thinking of all of the vacationers needs. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy bay cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome so pet friendly and owners make so accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Would come back definitely. Every detail was there. Clean easy to find things and spacious. And the most serene setting ever.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

St. Andrew's State Park
"This is one of the top rated State parks in Florida. Inot addition to beautiful gulf beaches..."
Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill
"This is a locally owned and operated restaurant that is well known for great food, generous ..."
St. Andrews Coffe House
"As most businesses are in St. Andrews this is locally owned and operated. It was establishe..."
Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
"Hunt's is an institution in St. Andrews. This family owned and operated Oyster Bar has staye..."
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
Hombre
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bay VIew Addition, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Summer
14 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£196
£1,336
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£196
£1,336
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£796
 
 
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£553
for 2 nights
From
£244
£1,336
 
 
Nightly Rate
3 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£553
for 2 nights
From
£244
£1,336
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£196
£1,336
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£161
£1,109
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£161
£1,109
£2,241
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£457
for 2 nights
From
£196
£1,336
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.27
Damage Deposit £155.38

��If you are a “LAST MINUTE GUEST", meaning you are booking within 3 days of your intended stay, you get a reduced rate of 10% off the nightly rate for 2 nights or more. (Does not apply to monthly rates). Check out our calendar for open days!

MONTHLY RENTAL available for December, January and/or February. $200 refundable deposit, $100 cleaning fee, $2500 monthly rent. Make inquiry for formal quote.

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.
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