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1st Tier Gulf View Beach House 3 bed/3 bath Sleeps 6 AUGUST DISCOUNT 10%

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach House, close to the beach 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Great Gulf view

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.

CAPE SAN BLAS FLORIDA IS VOTED BEST DOG FRIENDLY BEACH IN AMERICA

'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

Owner
Bob Dahlstrom
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, also some very limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

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 North West Florida

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8208957 based on 68 reviews
Jackson, ohio
5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Beautiful home. Great location. Had issues with air conditioning but otherwise very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we are glad you Loved your stay. What was the issue with the AC? It is part of a "smart house" system but you can completely "override" and set whatever temp you want on the control panel.
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The house was very well stocked with everything you would need for the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Just one hiccup in the beginning but the owner took care of it. The house had been double booked. The house is "Amazing". This was our 2nd time staying and we loved the improvements to the property and the added bonus of the beach cart and 4 beach chairs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi K, Thank you for the nice review. We hope you enjoyed the new grill as well as the addition of the beach cart and beach chairs.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful stay! You really have thought of everything! Clean, comfortable and relaxing! Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL
5

Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Amazing Grace beach house (June 3-10). We found the house and all the furnishings to be very satisfactory. The beach area is delightful...had a lot of good times there. It is only a short walk away on a combined boardwalk/sand path. We are giving serious consideration for booking another stay next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We endeavor to create a warm, fun, and enjoyable environment for our guests and are blessed to have such a special location with good proximity to the sand and surf. Please consider renting from us again and if you do remember to inquire about our returning renter discount. Best Wishes and Happy Beach Vacations.
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Milford, NH
4

Amazing Grace is roomy, comfortable and well located.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Amazing Grace was our first at Cape San Blas. We enjoyed our stay - cottage was well located for our activities on Cape and in town of St. Joe. We liked that area was quieter than other FL areas we have visited. The cottage artwork of Florida scenes was very pretty-originals by Grace. Owner Bob quickly solved things that needed attention. Our only regret is that out stay was too short!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay and very relaxing place to vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Owner keeps property well maintained. Close walk to the beach. Good location for a short drive back to St Joe or a short drive out to the Cape San Blas state park. Good fishing in the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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Boat Launch St. Vincents Island
"Boat Launch"
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
"In 1847 Congress appropriated $8,000 for a lighthouse. Two years later a conical brick tower..."
William J Rish Park
"The bay side portion of the county park. Picnic areas (screened in one with a large "smoker..."
Indian Pass Trading Post
"The website is not showing the correct location. Call for directions."
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

Kyak/Bike/Paddle/Boat Rentals, Scallop RePUBlic, Charter Boat Captain for Excursions, St, Joe Golf Course, Ferry to Black Island and St. Vincent Island, Port St, Joe Florida for Shopping/Restaurants, Apalachicola Florida for Shopping / Restaurants / Art / Theater / Museums, Scalloping (in season)

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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
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£740
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£258
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,299
 
 
Late Summer
6 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
From
£172
From
£215
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,127
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat
£955
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£906
for 6 nights
£1,041
 
 
Winter
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat
£955
 
 
Christmas / New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£906
for 6 nights
£1,041
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£980
for 6 nights
£1,127
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £95.89
Pet Fee £38.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.77
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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