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FREE KAYAK USE IF YOU BOOK ONE WEEK IN OCTOBER 2017- $100 VALUE

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

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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Location

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(31 traveller reviews)

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FREE KAYAK USE IF YOU BOOK ONE WEEK IN OCTOBER 2017- $100 VALUE
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
5

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: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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4

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: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

Great Week on the Cape!

  • 5 of 5

Old Florida at its best. We really enjoyed the location, house and the breeze through the pines. The Cape, Port St Joe and Appalachacola have come a long way, but still feel "undiscovered". If youre looking for miniture golf, go carts and lots of action, go to Panama City or Destin. If you prefer a slower pace without the crowds, this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient to beach, state park, and area restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of two small families. We enjoyed the porches and loved the swing! Although the view of the beach was minimal, you could hear the sound of the waves which made it very relaxing from the porches. A short walk to the beach was easy and convenient. One morning we watched several dolphins playing close to shore. The outdoor shower was a big hit with the kids! We appreciated the use of the sand toys too. We visited the state park and enjoyed swimming and fishing in the bay. Saw a lot of sea life! Ken was very helpful and informative about the area. Overall it was a wonderful trip!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 7 nights
£1,170
£2,871
 
 
Winter 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
£2,414
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,087
for 7 nights
£1,087
 
 
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
£2,539
 
 
Spring Break
4 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
 
 
Spring 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
 
 
Summer 2018
13 May 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,626
for 7 nights
£1,626
 
 
Fall 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
£3,037
 
 
Winter 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£921
for 7 nights
£921
£2,871
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,045
for 7 nights
£1,045
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,056
for 7 nights
From
£132
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £118.53
Pet Fee £74.08
Damage Deposit £185.2

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.
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