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Forgotten Coast Getaway and Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,375 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath cozy beach home in a very quite neighborhood

Your paradise escape awaits for you at our vacation home in the relaxing and secluded region of the Forgotten Coast in Port Saint Joe. This beachy, spacious and newly remodeled home gives you the privacy of your own place with all the comforts of home and are just located minutes to everything that Port St Joe has to offer. Whether your desire is fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, bicycling or walking on nature trails you will find it here.

Our downtown area includes shopping boutiques that offer unique gifts, antiques, home furnishings, local art and that perfect outfit. Dining includes restaurants and bistros that serves savory and fresh local seafood and tasty treats. You will also find a relaxing spa, an inviting waterfront marina, one of Florida’s first lighthouses, family friendly parks, grocery stores and local hangouts that provide live music for your entertainment. All of this you can have within a block and a half of this vacation home.

This paradise escape home is distinctively furnished with beautiful tiled floors and stainless steel appliances. It includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, den with pull out bed, updated kitchen, and dining room. It is fully stocked with kitchen utensils, small appliances, towels, sheets, two flat screen TVs, cable, internet, Wi-Fi, and a washer and dryer. It also has a large backyard that includes a patio and grill for family gatherings and plenty of private parking space for your vehicles and boat.

Whatever your pleasures are, you will definitely find them here. You will leave with memories of fun, relaxation and the sight of the gorgeous and breathtaking peaceful sunsets. You will not find another quaint and quiet town such as Port Saint Joe. You will definitely want to come back to the Forgotten Coast and put your mind at ease with the simplicity of Port Saint Joe and this vacation home that we and many others call paradise.

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David & Debbie Griswold
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About David & Debbie Griswold

Our family reside approximately 1 hour from Port St. Joe (PSJ) and we consider this area our home away from home. Our family has been going to Port St. Joe since 2004 and have delighted in watching our children grow up and thoroughly enjoy themselves while on mini vacations. With Port St. Joe being so close our family tries to visit at least 3 times a month and spend long weekends in the area. We have found the area to be very quite and peaceful. This gives us time to relax after working hard during the week. We will take our boat out and fish as much as we can and enjoy the peacefulness of St. Joe Bay and the surrounding area.

David & Debbie Griswold purchased this house in 2014

Why David & Debbie Griswold chose Port St. Joe

We purchased and renovated this house because it was in a great location to the amenities of PSJ and to give other families the opportunity to experience the fond memories our family has been able to experience in PSJ. Our family has done what most others do and rent a place to have a peaceful getaway. When we realized we loved the area and its unique charm, we decided it was time to start planting roots and giving the same opportunity to others like we have experienced. After you have visited for the first time you will understand why we fell in love with this area.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Located in the Den is a Double size sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Forgotten Coast Getaway and Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice house, Great location, plenty of room, Super friendly owners that will make you feel like if you are in your own home.

We highly recommend this vacation house to everybody,



  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Debbie were excellent to deal with and very helpful. Would stay there again and hope to stay again in the future

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awsome Destination

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well equipped, comfortable and in a great location. The owners made a point to come by and meet us which I think is exceptional. They are great folks with a great house.

Need to give this one a try.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Great house in an excellent location. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We take a trip every year to Port St. Joe will be trying to stay with you all again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike, We look forward to having you guys back next year.
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My whole family had a blast

  • 5 of 5

We loved the whole experience and the house was awesome

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Thirsty Goat and the Haughty Heron
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Joe Bay Country Club - public course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 98 (SR30) is 1.5 blocks and SR 71 is 2 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
1.5 blocks to Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Windmark Beach and others within 5 minutes
Car: necessary

There are several boutiques to enjoy shopping and several different eatery's. Some of our favorite are Indian Pass Raw Bar, Joe Mama's Pizzeria, Dockside Café at the Marina, Sunset Grill, Provisions and Shipyard Cove. There are several others which are really good as well. On any given weekend you can sit outside of our place and enjoy the music wafting through the air from either the Thirsty Goat or The Haughty Heron. It is not loud but just loud enough to have a little back ground entertainment.

St. Joe offers many festivals during the course of the year, which are fun and enjoyable to attend. These festivals show off local talents whether it be arts and crafts or food.

Port St. Joe is small enough and quite enough that you can ride a bike all over town comfortably. This area is also known for it scallops, which can be collected in the bay between July and September. With it's pristine bay this area is also known for it exceptional fishing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.29
Damage Deposit £143.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.