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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private home with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our home, Cool Change, is a three bedroom, three bathroom home on two levels and is a Saturday to Saturday rental. The two screened porches and a large open porch, all facing the water, encourage you to enjoy the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico, dine outdoors, relax on a lovely wooden swing, or just watch the sunrises and sunsets. A large kitchen encourages families to cook together or if that is not on the menu for the evening, numerous wonderful restaurants are ten to twenty minutes away. Right outside the downstairs queen bedroom is a large bathroom that includes a laundry with full size washer and dryer. Upstairs another queen master with an ensuite bath, and a bedroom with twin beds. There is an additional full bath upstairs as well as a nook where you could relax, read, or use your computer. Nature has blessed this area and it is home to many birds, including a mated pair of Great Horned Owls, lynx, dolphins, fish, and other animals that appreciate this part of old Florida. This quiet neighborhood offers complete relaxation with easy access to the boardwalk that leads directly to the beach.

Recent updates includes high speed wireless internet and unlimited nationwide calling, a new flatscreen television and DirecTV, a new refrigerator, a glasstop stove and a new outdoor gas grill. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and numerous small appliances. There is dishware enough to feed a large family, seating at the counter for three, and the table easily holds six or more.

Kitchen: fully equipped kitchen including new refrigerator with ice and water in the door, glass top stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and other small appliances. Dishware for 12 and plenty of pots and pans for preparing meals, and a pantry to hold your groceries.

Entertainment: Wi-fi, unlimited national calling, DirecTV, DVD players, TVs in bedrooms and living rooms.

Outdoor: gas grill, screened porches on each level, and open porch with table, chairs and umbrella on first floor. Under house parking for two or three cars, and room in driveway for boat. There is a closet on the ground level with chairs, an umbrella and various toys for the beach as well as a small Weber charcoal grill. Nice outdoor shower has recently been added.

Living area: living room with love seat and matching sleeper sofa (queen) and a swivel rocker, adjacent dining area has glass top table and six chairs, as well as three matching stools at the kitchen counter. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all one large area with windows on two walls overlooking lovely views.

Home layout:

Ground floor: under house parking for two to three cars as well as room for boat in driveway, two clotheslines, covered entrance to home to avoid inclement weather; and an outdoor staircase leading up to open deck and screened porch. A closet holds toys and beach items for your use..

First floor: large living/dining/kitchen area with windows overlooking Gulf of Mexico, a queen master bedroom with TV and a wall of windows overlooking the gulf with a door to the open deck, and a full bath just outside the bedroom which contains the laundry area with full size washer and dryer. A screened porch off the living room has a comfortable wooden swing as well as chairs to enjoy the views.

Second floor: bedroom one: queen master suite with windows overlooking the gulf as well as a very private screened porch with panoramic views, a full bath with large glass door shower, and a walk-in closet; bedroom two: contains two twin beds and large closet; in the upstairs hall is a full bath just outside the bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms have TVs. The upstairs landing includes a lovely little alcove with a comfy wicker chair, table, and lamp.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Swider
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and attention during our stay! We much enjoyed Cool Change and the restaurant tips! LOVED Up The Creek Raw Bar! The house was very clean! Thanks again for everything! PS: we had much fun configuring the puzzle...
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , includes laundry facilities in this bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is part of the queen master on second level.
  • Three full bathrooms -- the main floor bathroom also includes laundry facilities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two queen bedrooms and one bedroom with twin beds. Bedroom on main floor also has laundry facilities as well as a door to the outside deck; master queen on second level has ensuite bathroom and private screened porch, twin bedroom is on second level and an additional full bathroom is in the upstairs hallway right outside the twin bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great location and nice views of the gulf. House was clean but needs updating.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Ken were congenial , accommodating and I would rent from them again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Larry! We enjoyed meeting you two and hope you will return.
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Cool Change is a great home. Well equipped kitchen. Grandkids loved the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Just a bit of a walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Betty...we enjoyed having you and your family here at Cool Change!
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What an awesome place to de-stress! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed this house. Ken and Nancy thought of everything! They were super helpful and knowledgeable about where to go and what to do! Our 2 weeks went by so quickly. I can't wait to book this house again! Thanks again for opening your lovely house up to us!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vera we hope you will come back with your grandchildren and family -- it was easy to see how much they enjoyed their time here with you.
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Great House, Long Walk

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well maintained. Just about everything you will need for your stay is provided with the exception of food. There was some condiments in the fridge but we had brought our own so keep that in mind as they do take up fridge space.

The beach and everyone is very inviting and friendly. The walk to the beach is a bit long. The board walk needs repair and it would be great if it was as long as everyone else's boardwalk. Keep in mind this was only a minor issue. I would probably get a beach driving permit when we stay again. This would be great so we could load kayaks up in the truck to drive them to the beach.

Overall a great house for a great week! We will be back to this house.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barry!
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Clean and family-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Cape San Blas, and Cool Change was the best home we've stayed in. It was spotless, and the owners had thought of everything a family on vacation could need, including information on restaurants, attractions, etc. The Cape has abundant wildlife, which kept the younger members of our family happy, and we were mere steps from the nearly deserted beach, perfect for swimming, shelling and long walks. We will happily make this our home away from home upon future trips.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our home! We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything about the week you were here.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
ECP - Panama City, Florida
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St. Joseph Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Triple Tails
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas beaches
Car: necessary

A very quiet laid-back area with many excellent restaurants within 20 minutes. Easy access to St. Joseph Bay for scalloping or fishing, as well as beachfront surf fishing, bicycling on 14 miles of a bike trail minutes from house, pet friendly beach, two convenience stores minutes away, and a large grocery store 10 miles away. The home is on a dune with excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £114.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.02
Pet Fee £71.61 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Ask about last minute or shorter stays if calendar is open.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
A minimum fee of $150 (or 10% (whichever is greater) will be charged on the reservation total of a cancelled reservation only if the property re-rents for the same time period and at the same rate. In the event the property does not re-rent for the same time period at the same rate, all monies paid to Cool Change Properties, LLC will be forfeited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.