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1st Tier Gulf View Warm and Relaxing Beach House 3 bed/3 bath Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Close to the beach 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Great View, Pet Friendly

Find the Forgotten Coast with all of the modern convenience of a well-kept, loving home. Stay connected while away from it all with wireless high speed Internet. Sustain your soul while sitting on an Adirondack chair on an expansive covered deck adjoining an uncovered deck with luring Gulf views. Sustain your body with a fully equipped kitchen (updated in December 2015) to support any foodie’s passion, and make memories with family meals and game night in the mural walled dining area. Get lost in one of many books from the library, or catch up on your favorite shows on the flat screen cable TV with Blue Ray DVD player while stretching out on one of two leather reclining sofas. Year round, you will be comfortable with central heat and air and ceiling fans, a wood burning fireplace, well stocked game closet, extensive book and movie collection (DVD and VCR), and luxury linens (300 thread count or above).

This spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath, single family house faces the beach with an inviting ocean view. The open plan downstairs is characterized by a professional artist ocean mural on a feature wall with access to a spacious L-shaped kitchen – the Keurig coffee maker or electric kettle can coax you to wake for a magical sunrise walk on the expansive beach. The mural sets the mood for the dining room with a large wooden table and chairs comfortably seating 6-8 loved ones. The living room is defined by 2 leather reclining sofas controlled by electrical buttons, positioned to enjoy a 54 in. flat screen TV, wood burning fireplace and French doors. The downstairs living area has a convenient full bathroom (with access to the side entrance and outdoor shower). All this lovely living space extends outdoors in both the front and rear with wooden Adirondack chairs and dining table on spacious decks. The upstairs supports three generous bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The en suite front bedroom, decorated in warm yellow, has two twin beds, a desk, dresser and TV; the master bedroom, decorated in cool blue, has a queen bed, handcrafted rocker for reading, a dresser and TV, and bathroom with a vanity area; finally the third bedroom, decorated in cool blue, is accessible through the master bedroom, caressed in light and the music of the ocean waves with 5 ocean view windows, a VCR TV, and spacious seating area of wicker furnishings.

Amazing Grace is a well maintained and cared for home with wide planked oak wood floors and a calm coastal color palette. Child and Pet Friendly! Non Smoking! Situated on the 1st tier, Amazing Grace has easy beach access and ocean views. Our house is located a stone’s throw from two direct boardwalks to the beach. Each boardwalk is about 300 feet long ending directly on a wide beach with soft, white sand dunes (about 600 feet to the water). The back deck of the house is spacious and enticing with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. From the bay side of the house you can just make out the St. Joseph Bay, a designated Florida Aquatic Preserve. Both beach and bay are convenient to access from Amazing Grace, by foot or car and boat trailer. Amazing Grace is located approximately one mile West on Cape San Blas Road after turning off C-30 toward the Cape.

World renowned for nature activities such as fishing, scalloping, kayaking, boating, shell collecting, horseback riding, bicycling, and wildlife watching, especially migrating birds or butterflies, and local playful bottlenose dolphins. These and other nature based activities are just outside your door. Discover the best kept secret of Florida.

Saturday to Saturday Rentals preferred but other dates and partial weeks are considered. Specials do not include holidays. The closest major airports are the Panama City Bay County International airport (PFN) located approximately 36 miles northwest of Port St Joe in Panama City, Florida, and the Tallahassee Regional airport (TLH) located roughly 69 miles northeast of Port St Joe in Tallahassee Florida.


'Just 35 miles south of Panama City, Cape San Blas beaches are peaceful, not overdeveloped. In fact, you can sometimes walk a mile or two in the off season without seeing another dog or person. The state park at the end of the cape was named 2002 Best Beach In America by Dr. Beach.'

Restaurants where you can take your dog

• Dockside Café - Port St. Joe Marina

• Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe - St. George Island

• Up the Creek Raw Bar- Apalachicola

• Cypress Diner- Apalachicola

• Verandas Bistro & Wine Shop- Apalachicola

• Tamara's Cafe- Apalachicola

• Apalachicola Seafood Grill- Apalachicola

• Hole in the Wall Oyster Bar - Apalachicola

• Apalachicola Seafood Grill - Apalachicola

• Up the Creek - Apalachicola

• Coneheads - Cape San Blas (right outside of Barrier Dunes): Can eat with your dogs at the picnic tables outside!

The Orlando Sentinel says Cape San Blas is “the beach that's been ranked the best in the United States remains little-known and little-visited.” (Sunday July 10, 2011). The Cape is a Top 10 US Beach, Rated:

• #1 Family Beach (Beach House Magazine)

• #1 US Beach - Dr. Leatherman (Newspaper Article)

• #1 Beach in the Continental US - (Multiple Newspaper Articles)

• #1 Dog Friendly Beach in America (K-9 Magazine)

As much as possible we try to have a "green" or "eco friendly" home. We purchase wind power generated offsets for the electricity used, have installed "reflective" roofing shingles and attempt to use ENERGY STAR appliances.

Keywords: Single Family Residence, 3 bedroom 3 bath, first tier, beach view, family friendly, dog friendly, top 10

More Details

Bob Dahlstrom
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, also some very limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Bob Dahlstrom

Owned by Bob and Joy for over 20 years - Bought it when our daughter was 1 year old and built a lot of special, magical, family memories there. Wishing the same for you and your family and friends.

Bob Dahlstrom purchased this house in 1996

Why Bob Dahlstrom chose Port St. Joe

Heaven! A beautiful, unspoiled, 'forgotten coast' where you are often the only person on the beach.

What makes this house unique

A Peaceful respite offering a wonderful connection with nature and family. Beauty abounds everywhere! 100% wind energy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Previous comments from 2006 include:

"This week has truly been a gift for us. This house is aptly named; we felt blessed to be at the beach in your lovely home."

"Now we understand why you choose to call this beautiful house "Amazing Grace".

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. "Amazing Grace" is such a lovely beach. We enjoyed collecting sand dollars and sea shells, watching the birds and dolphin and relaxing in your peaceful and beautiful house."

"This place is so undeveloped, un-crowded, unspoiled, and undiscovered. It is wonderful to be able to stroll the beach and be the only person in view, you feel like you own the world."
May 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 / Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has outside entrance into the house
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite to Bay Front Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite to Master Bedroom
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower at foot of side stairs. Hot and Cold water.
  • 3 bathrooms. Hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner, and towels provided but you will need personal care items and additional toilet paper should the existing paper "run out". Also, there are a limited number of beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 / Bay Side - 2 Double Bed , with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 / Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 / Gulf View - 1 Large Double Bed , accessible via double french doors from the master bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower, Movie Library, Game Closet / Library, Ample Covered Parking and Deck with Gulf Views and Breezes, Large indoor and outdoor Dining Table and Gas Grill, Pets Welcome. Soap and Shampoo/Conditioner provided, as is limited dish and clothes soap, but please bring your own personal care items (extra toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.). Towels and sheets are supplied as are Beach Towels and foldable beach chairs (2) to take to the beach. You may want to bring paper towels, garbage bags, sun cream or lotion, and bug repellent. Also you may want extra toilet tissue and soaps (including clothes soap) and shampoos.


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1st Tier Gulf View Warm and Relaxing Beach House 3 bed/3 bath Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.825 based on 81 reviews

Very nice, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 people on our trip, and we were very comfortable staying at this home. A lot of nice extras were very thoughtfully included like books, DVDs, board games and more. Bring a Bluetooth speaker or boom box as there really isn’t a way to listen to music while cooking or hanging out. Large deck with grill was a hit with our group for eating and playing cards. There is a Tommy Bahama cart that stays with the unit that was very nice to have as the houses are built back in the dunes quite a bit, which was nice, but it is a walk to the beach. Having a way to lug stuff was very helpful. The owner was very responsive before and during our stay with any questions we had. Highly recommend! :)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you had a nice stay! Our family and I have made a lot of happy and special memories at Cape San Blas over the years and enjoy making that opportunity available to other families. Thanks for the tips about Bluetooth speakers, that would be a nice addition. I’ll add some next time we come. Happy Beach Vacations.
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice home! Lots of little extras with the home that made it so convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well located, cared for property, quiet oasis, great gulf views.

  • 5 of 5

Thrilled to have spent lovely week of Spring on Cape San Blas at Bob’s well cared for property. Gulf views from each floor. Nicely furnished and equipped. Comfortable bedding.

Short distance from Indian Pass Raw Bar, Scallop Republic, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, bike and kayak rental. Great beach short distance from property, and never crowded given low density development. We will look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place,loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Completely lived up to our expectations. Owners were very quick to respond to all of our questions during the booking process. The house had every thing we needed and more. Had a great time can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the line!

  • 4 of 5

Just what we needed (including our boston terriers). Owner was extremely accommodating. He responded immediately to any issues we had like having trouble getting on Wi-Fi. Walked me through with technician and bang connected. Recliners were perfect after long walks on beach. I would like to return. Very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay here and definitely plan to come back. We loved the beach house, it was clean, fully stocked with plenty of towels and even beach stuff! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Scallop RePUBlic is across the street
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Black Island Ferry & St. Vincent Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sand Bucket Smokehouse and Grill
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas - Port St Joe Peninsula
Nearest Point of Interest
County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
County Park - Bay side
Nearest Point of Interest
Happy Oars - Kayak and Bike Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch St. Vincents Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch - Simmons Bayou
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch St. Joe State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Paved Bike path
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port St. Joe, 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
3 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
9 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £95.18
Pet Fee £38.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Cancellation Policy:

* If cancellation received 60 days or more before the scheduled date of check-in -- $100 service charge
* If cancellation received between 30 and sixty days before the scheduled check-in -- fifty percent (50%) of the rent amount is due.
* If cancellation received between 15 and 29 days before the scheduled check-in – seventy five percent (75%) of the rent is due.
* If cancellation received less than 15 days before the date of the check-in, or tenant does not come (“no-show”) one hundred percent (100%) of the rent amount is due.

The damage deposit may be retained and applied toward the cancellation fee. The owner may cancel for any reason and when possible provide a minimum of 7 days notice. Full refunds of all amounts paid will be issued for owner-initiated cancellations. Cancellations due to hurricanes are encouraged but are the sole responsibility of the renter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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