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Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 MasterSuites: Gibson Duplex

People20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's2
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 20)

' There's a marvelous, peaceful aura in your property there. Can't be just the marvelous setting. Must also come from the care you give it.'

from a review by Marty

Come and enjoy our white sand beach, beautiful water, and perfect sunsets. This unique, beachfront house is the only home on a 600 foot stretch of white sand beach (that means that no house is jammed against you on either side).The spacious open floor plan features hardwood floors and tile baths, flat screen tvs, dvd players, and wifi, plus a fully outfitted kitchen and laundry room make this a perfect house for your vacation needs.It is designed with a central wall that has sets of pocket doors between two sides so that it can be rented as one whole unit (six bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, etc.) or the sets of sliding pocket doors can be closed and it can be rented as two units. During the months of June and July, we only rent it as a whole unit. It is a well thought out, architect designed home that features simple decor - wood floors throughout and simple, functional furnishings. Each bedroom opens onto the Gulf breezes. It features two huge decks that span the whole gulf front of the house where rocking chairs are waiting for the guests, making the gulf front location a perfect place to watch dolphins and sea birds.

Our Gulf County beaches were voted the number one beaches in America several years ago and many people describe this as 'Old Florida', comparatively unspoiled and unfrequented by the hordes of vacationers. We have sunsets that take your breath away and the beach is your front yard, only steps down your private walkway.

This home is located on a stretch of beach known locally as 'the Beaches' and is made up of Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill Beach, and St. Joe Beach. It is the spot where the beautiful white sand/blue water beach begins (and extends west) in the panhandle and there have been several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues shot here because of the natural beauty of the beachfront, our beautiful dunes, and impressive beachfront plant life.

The owners live nearby and are able to give the property the attention it deserves. Please read our comments to get an idea of the relaxing nature of a stay here.

Please do not contact us for price reductions;we are already well under local market value.

No weddings; No parties are allowed on the property.

Our house rents Sunday-Sunday for weekly rentals all summer and in April.

NEWS FROM ST. JOE BEACH- Changes have occurred in our area. Panama City has built a new airport and the airport features service by Southwest, Delta, Silver, and United Air as well as other airlines. .

Sacred Heart Hospitals has opened a hospital in Port St. Joe, 7 miles east of the beach house on Highway 98. It features a 24 hr emergency room and greatly expanded services for the area. In Sacred Heart on the Gulf's first years, it has received very high ratings for professionalism and courtesy.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House, Mexico Beach, Beach front rental, Beach front, Gulf County, 6 Bedroom, Sleeps 20, St Joe Beach, Forgotten Coast, Sunset Views.

More Details

Owner
Mary Gibson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City Airport
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98, close to house
Nearest Beach
front yard
Car: recommended

Watching sunsets from the porches, inside the home, or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great casual dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive.Wonderful restaurant right across the street.. Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes.

Besides the beaches, you can book fishing or scalloping trips(during season), rent kayaks, see the beach by horseback ,

or find numerous places to shop for antiques and coastal décor . Port St. Joe offers lovely parks, walking trails and history. Panama City is a 45 minute drive if you want to shop/dine at your larger venues. It makes a nice day but you will be happy to return to the less crowded , relaxed beaches of St. Joe!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , tile bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , tile bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , 2 half baths downstairs
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
  • 4 full; 2 half.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Double Bed , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private, ensuite bath. tub/shower also vanity w/mirror& sink
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bath, tub shower combination ;vanity w mirror&sink
  • Two Master suites.King size Beds (2) Two Kings in whole house. both located in master bedrooms on first floor., Double Beds (8) Eight double beds in whole house. Two doubles each in 4 upstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
dedicated beach for a long city block on each side, ceiling fans in each room,a view of the beach from each room, and private boardwalk to the beach with outside shower. Linens provided for a fee($90), (whole house contains 2 King beds and 8 double beds)

Reviews

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Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 MasterSuites: Gibson Duplex
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
5

Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 had a great time here! Kitchens were well stocked and owners checked on us as soon as we arrived. Air conditioning problem was fixed promptly. Porches were so relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that your family enjoyed relaxing on our large covered porches. I hope you will return!
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5

Great family beach house

  • 5 of 5

The house is set up great for hosting multiple families. There is a ton of privacy at the beach. It's like you have the entire beach to yourself. The location is great...you are convenient to St. Joe and Mexico Beach. Great place to eat right across the street. The owner communicates well and stays in touch to make sure there are no problems. This was our first time and we will definitely be coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out our "privacy"- St' Joe Beach beach is relatively uncrowded and we like it that way! We are looking forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is extremely functional for a large crowd (we had 10 adults and 7 kids). The outdoor decks are really great too. When we arrived the house was very clean (4 of the kids were under the age of 2 so clean floors was really important to us). The beach is great, very close to the house and nice white sand. We had a few rainy days and there were puzzles and games there to play. The restaurant across the street was really good too. The owner is very attentive and is available for any questions. We already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out the cleanliness of our beach house. It's our goal to have have the cleanest house on the beach. We will be looking forward to your visit next summer.
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4

Family friendly for our Griffin Reunion

  • 4 of 5

The home is family friendly, with lots of room. We loved that we were right on the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunset from the porches while in the rocking chairs. The ocean water was beautiful and clear and fishing was great. We caught whiting, pompano and a hammer head shark. There's also a friendly crane that will stand around ALL day to wait on your throw backs. We even took a snap shot of everyone in the rocking chairs to mock the picture in the house. The house is close to so many shopping areas and restaurants. We had bunches of fun and lots of laughs.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to admit that I was disappointed. Although, most vrbo owners would say that a four star review is a good review, this is our first. After many years of handling our one, family owned beach house and receiving only 5 star reviews, I wondered what we had not excelled in. In order to stand out , we have devoted ourselves to three things: extra effort to meeting our renters requests, utmost cleanliness, and quick response to any needs or complaints. Please read our other reviews. (and note the stars)
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5

The Carters

  • 5 of 5

It was great! This was our second time staying here. The private beach is perfect ! This time, I even had my seven week old baby and it was so nice being able to be on the beach with him but be super close to go in as needed. Between my brother and I, we had 6 kids and they waves were perfect for skim boarding!

Across the street is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. It's About 25 steps away! Best oysters ever!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is designed for family vacations. Come back soon!
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5

Our Family Reunion's Eighth Year!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect week! The house is just right for our group and the wonderful deck looking out to the gulf on one side and St Joe Bay on the other is spectacular! We had several porpoise sightings, wonderful weather and of course the sunsets are amazing! Lots of swimming and beach time and so nice to be able to clean right up in the ample private showers right off the upper deck as well as the shower and foot bath on the stairway in from the beach! The well equipped kitchen and laundry round out a well appointed vacation getaway! Thank you so much!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Sept-Oct
11 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,915
for 3 nights
From
£564
£3,044
 
 
Nov-Feb
2 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,667
for 3 nights
From
£481
£2,878
 
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 3 nights
From
£498
£3,376
 
 
Summer
25 May 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,459
for 7 nights
£3,459
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,015
for 3 nights
From
£597
£3,210
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £214.83

Memorial Day and Labor Day, 4 night minimum.

personal check, money order, cashier check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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