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Prime location in town! Large luxurious home for big families!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,552 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14! 4 bed/3 bath newly renovated 1904 boarding house in prime location!

Total renovation! Just 2 blocks from boat ramp and close to all the fun Port St. Joe has to offer. Beaches only minutes away! Plenty of room for boat parking / large back yard area to store gear complete with an outdoor shower / fish cleaning station. Main house is nearly 2600 sq ft and is comprised of 4 bedrooms and 3 baths of spacious living with an attached 1100 sq ft 1BR/1BA private entrance apartment (apartment not included in home rental). Fully stocked gourmet kitchen has the family chef in mind complete with quartz countertops. Bar and dining area seats 15. Extra large living room easily fits 3 large couches (one queen sleeper) plus additional seating. Huge game closet great for rainy days. Fire pit for chilly nights. Brand new high quality mattresses. Lower master king with walk in tile shower and double vanity.

Lower queen with adjacent full tile bathtub/shower.

Access the upstairs rooms through the front screened porch.

An upper room has 2 queens and sitting area.

Second upper room has 2 double beds plus bunks. Upper rooms share large bathroom with double vanity and tile tub/shower. French doors in both upper bedrooms walk out to large sun porch with 2 futons for lounging.. TV's in every room including kitchen. Well trained 4 legged family members welcome.

More Details

Property Manager
Jen McKibben
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Jen McKibben

We are small business owner and an an Exceptional Ed teacher. We currently reside in Hamilton, Ga. With one son in college and one in high school, we have found ourselves alone a lot! To stay busy we have enjoyed taking on projects together such as this renovation. Becoming empty nesters in our near future, we welcomed the challenge and had many laughs as we tackled this project!

Jen McKibben purchased this house in 2014

Why Jen McKibben chose Port St. Joe

The home was probably close to being condemned...but we saw a diamond in the rough. We are big fans of all the home renovation shows and knew it had potential. We loved the location close to town and the room in back for boats. We always travel with multiple friends and relatives, and we knew this would be ideal for fun and fellowship for large families. It was a dirty renovation but thanks to an awesome contractor, it is truly brand new!

What makes this house unique

We have rented (and critiqued) many high end beach homes over the last 20 years... Much thought went into making this home comfortable for grandparents, kids and dogs, but also inviting to those like us who enjoy higher quality finishes when on vacation. The home was decorated with love (and a little sense of "potty" humor) to make sure we attracted families like us who love to laugh. There is an attached one bedroom apartment with a separate outside entrance. We hope our home provides you with a few unique comforts and quaint touches that makes your family smile and wish to return year after year!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2552 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double vanity / tile walk in shower /separate water closet
    upper bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double vanity / tile shower
    Bathroom 2 lower hall - Toilet , Bath with Shower , unique barn door / tile shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2-lower - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3-upper - 2 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
    1 bedroom attached apartment - Separate outside entrance
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis


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Prime location in town! Large luxurious home for big families!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Don’t have any complaint adored our stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet loved it will definitely return and recommend this house to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! We love hearing that our guests made wonderful memories in our home!
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Beautiful home for large groups and great location!

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautifully remodeled and decorated home that comfortably slept our large group! It truly had everything you could imagine in the fully-stocked kitchen and the home is definitely well-maintained. Close proximity (walking distance) to the water as well as restaurants, bars, and shops. The only thing to keep in mind is when planning where people will sleep (originally we were having the kids sleep upstairs and the adults sleep downstairs) is that you must go outside on the front porch to get upstairs or downstairs.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a great trip! We love that fun memories were made! When remodeling this large home, we tried every option to alter the stair placement, with no luck. When preparing the website with updates for the upcoming rental season, I will surely make mention of this. Thanks for your lovely review!
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What a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 people in our party and it was not crowded at all! It was perfect! The decor was beautiful the kitchen was well stocked with matching dishes and glassware. You did a great job Jen! We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home!
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I thought the house was tastefully decorated but not so much you couldn't relax and feel at home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, everything we needed was there plus! Blender for drinks and cooking utensils. The back room with the big sink and laundry was great. Used it often. Didn't realize there was an outdoor shower till the end and that's a great bonus as well. The upstairs was completely separate which I think would be a bonus for big groups. Housekeeper should put in additional towels and place them in the bathroom, she missed wiping out the fridge and only left enough tissue paper to last a day. Since the housekeeper will change each time I didn't want to reflect that on the rating.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I will surely notify our staff about the fridge. The cleaning company leaves enough toilet paper / cleaning products for guests to get settled in, but we do not provide items other than starter "basics" for vacationers. Towels provided 1 per guest. As the home sleeps so many, it is imperative that guests respect typical house rules posted upon leaving such as trash removal to outside cans, washing towels, removing food from fridge, stripping bed linens, etc. Prompt 10:00am (late check out can be arranged in advance) check out is necessary as well. Failure to do so often causes our cleaning staff to be rushed in order to properly prepare for new guest 4:00 check in.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank You Jen!! The house is beautiful and we enjoyed the sweet little town!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location, within walking distance to just about everything Port St Joe has to offer. The Bay is less than a block away, which was perfect for morning walks. I loved sitting on the porch! We had 12 (3 families) in our group and the house was spacious enough for us all to have our own privacy. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. We even found a waffle maker! There is plenty of seating throughout the house. The bed and the bathroom in the master were amazing! The master was nicely located in the house which acted as a retreat for my husband and I to get away from all the happenings in the rest of the house. We will without a doubt be visiting Breaking Wind again! Jen the owner was hospitable and the house was welcoming! Thank you Jen!

Amanda Chase

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Thirsty Goat
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St. Joe Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joe Mammas Gourmet pizza
Car: recommended

Awesome location! City boat ramp 2 blocks away, and the marina is 3 blocks down the road. Fishing is amazing, and scalloping is an experience you will never forget!

Enjoy the beautiful Cape San Blas state park for shelling and sunbathing- or take the pup out for a run on our pet friendly beaches...only minutes away by car!

Quaint shops and local restaurants are within walking distance.

Bike and walking trails are nearby, as well as tennis courts and fun parks for the kids. Ride horses on the beach!

Prepare to see the most breathtaking sunsets on your vacation adventure in this beautiful area!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.52
Pet Fee £111.39
Damage Insurance £43.81

Check in 4:00pm check out 10:00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.