Immensely enjoyed staying in Monika & Seig’s beach home in Beacon Hill, FL! Stay felt like a 2nd home rather than a beach rental. Hope that they continue to rent this home.
Location: 2 blocks walk to clean, spacious, beautiful beach on gulf side. Residential neighborhood < 1 mile from heart of Mexico beach. (Bring wagon or cart for chairs, umbrellas)
Surroundings: Immaculately clean throughout, fully loaded kitchen, washer/dryer, breakfast room off of kitchen & den is full of natural light, nice & cozy formal dining & living rooms (we did not even use), shower downstairs, full bath and 3 bedrooms upstairs
Highlights: little nooks for rest & relaxation (front, side & upstairs patios). Hubby loved the grill. Outdoor shower. Hanging out on the beach (2 blocks from house) you can hear live sing-along music on Thursday & Friday around 6pm). Dolphins & pelicans plentiful.
Young Children: loved their room, Disney Jr. (1 tv in downstairs den), raccoons visit the sliding glass door every evening for feeding (1 even knocks), carport to play on, yard to run in, loved “helping” pull the wagon to their beach, to avoid sunburn visit beach 8am-10:30am & again 6pm-sunsest, flash lights for chasing crabs, watched Disney Jr. after lunch while adults RESTED & RELAXED, Carpeted stairs are great fun for toddlers & preschoolers.
Mommy Tips: Bring gates for top & bottom of stairs if you want to relax with mobile babies. The 2 living room couches are a pretty white. To protect them from little messy hands (and faces ?) we covered with sheets.
Out & About: Restaurant < 1 mile (Toucan’s) has playground outside on beach. Kids can hang out in the beachfront windows or color during dinner. Port St. Joe (several miles by car) has a pirate playground & pavilion. Hubby & I relaxed in the adult swing under a huge oak tree overlooking the bay. Watched pelicans, hawks & people collecting seafood. St. Joseph State Park (35 minutes by car) $6 per day has gorgeous gulf beach, bay side for collecting living things, deer throughout, play ground, pavilions for picnics. Eating seafood out can be pricey for lean budgets, sandwiches plates around $10, seafood plates $20+. We purchased seafood from markets and cooked out on Seig’s grill. Lemon, butter, and a little seasoning make it delicious.
Looking forward to visiting again!