FAMILY/DOG FRIENDLY RENTAL 1.5 BLOCKS FROM WHITE, SUGARY SAND IN ST JOE BEACH

Mark Barnhart

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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FAMILY/DOG FRIENDLY RENTAL 1.5 BLOCKS FROM WHITE, SUGARY SAND IN ST JOE BEACH

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2 bedrooms on opposite ends, two full baths, sleeps 8

Home is pet friendly as are the Gulf County beaches. Imagine lounging on the beach with a special person, or pet and your favorite beverage watching a breathtaking sunset melt into the Gulf of Mexico. You can't see the ocean from my vacation home but you can HEAR it! Do not have to pay for the view either.

The house is a renovated 1994 MOBILE home only 1.5 blocks from the sugary white sand of secluded St Joe beach. It is not situated in a mobile home park, but rather, on a .3 acre lot in a quiet, peaceful residential neighborhood.

Home smells great! Living room has ceramic tile. Both bedrooms, along with kitchen have laminated flooring.

New for 2012 - Queen bed in master bedroom has a new, sturdy, 'better than a box-spring' steel foundation.New Adirondack rocking chairs and hammock are enticing during a lazy afternoon and evening. What a great way to rest and feel the cool, ocean breeze.

Vacation home has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on opposite ends of the home. Great for privacy. It is large enough for two small families as it sleeps 8 comfortably.

Home is in the middle of the second block about 250 yards, from the beach. Easy stroll for most people.

1500 square feet of home which includes Florida room (enclosed porch). Home is large enough for 2 small families.

Free use of kayak stored at rental home.

These beaches are among the best in the United States. It doesn’t get much better than this! The sand is so fine it literally squeaks when you walk on it…almost like it is purring.

Sheltered by St. Joseph Peninsula, Mexico Beach has little or no undertow. The whole family can swim safely, wade, snorkel, and find souvenir seashells.

The months with the least rain are October and November.

This area is a fisherman's paradise with St. Joe Bay, marina and Apalachicola Bay nearby. Scallop season usually kicks off in June and lasts until September. This area is not polluted and over commercialized.

A short thirty minute drive away or one mile by boat is St. Joseph Peninsula State park voted #1 beach in America in 2002 by Dr. Beach of the travel channel. Dogs are not allowed on state park beaches. Hairy men should not be, but they are allowed. Go figure!

A seven mile bike path winds through the beautiful scenery of Windmark Beach and is only one mile away.

The seafood here is delicious with several wonderful restaurants from which to choose.

A must visit and only thirty minute drive is the quaint, historic fishing village, of Apalachicola. Sorry, the sports illustrated swimsuit models left town in October 2011, but it is still worth a visit. SI used the beaches of St George Island for their photo shoot.

Apalachicola has many quaint shops including two on Avenue E and Blue. If you love antiques mixed with art, gifts and trendy accessories, these shops are for you. The men can sit outside on a bench or go eat oysters and sip their favorite beverage as you shop.

Come to the beaches to relax with your favorite book or pursue one of many recreational activities the area has to offer. This area is referred to as the forgotten coast as it is unspoiled like Old Florida free of heavy commercialization. Discover the forgotten coast before it becomes discovered by big business and high rise hotels.

The Cape San Blas lighthouse is located approximately 5 miles before St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on highway SR30E.

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. St Vincent has a large variety of exotic and endangered wildlife.

Come stay with us for the Port St. Joe Scallop Festival in August or the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament in August.

Other upcoming Mexico Beach events include the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival. The Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival is usually in October as well. Date for 2012 is Oct 6.

Great place on the panhandle for family and friends to enjoy the beach and wonderful sunshine.

You must be 24 to rent this home. You are welcome to send a note as there may be exceptions.

If you are a scuba diver, off Mexico Beach is the wreck of the Empire Mica, a British tanker sunk in 1942 by a U-boat. High speed internet connection is available in my vacation home thru Mediacom cable. Also have a wireless connection in the home. There is a wirelss hotspot in Dockside Cafe at the Port St. Joe Marina, Scoops and Mexico Beach Welcome Center.

A few golf courses are within 15 miles of vacation home.

Tyndall Air Force Base is 15 miles away so you are sure to see jets if you stay the week.

I accept credit card payments through Paypal and PPI.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Mark Barnhart (Owner)
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About Mark Barnhart

A family man from Ohio investing retirement savings into a home in Florida. I tried to get my family to go on vacations when I was young but it was too expensive for a large family. I try to make this home affordable for large families.

Mark Barnhart purchased this mobile home in 2007

Why Mark Barnhart chose Mexico Beach

Quiet neighborhood, white sandy beaches and unspoiled by commercialism.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We throughly enjoyed our weeks stay here. As a family of 6 there was plenty of room and all the comforts of home. Mark went above and beyond to make sure everything for taken care of. From the simple things like dish soap to having a VERY CLEAN and organized home. I would definitely recommend this home away from home. We are already planning another trip.

My kids really enjoyed their spring break here.

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May 2008
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
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Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Warner Robins, Georgia
5

A GREAT HOME AWAY FROM HOME EXPERIENCE!!!

  • 5 of 5
We throughly enjoyed our weeks stay here. As a family of 6 there was plenty of room and all the comforts of home. Mark went above and beyond to make sure everything for taken care of. From the simple things like dish soap to having a VERY CLEAN and organized home. I would definitely recommend this home away from home. We are already planning another trip.
My kids really enjoyed their spring break here.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The vacation home is not be lavishly landscaped yet, but I take pride in providing a clean, affordable getaway for families, couples or individuals. My hope is families will leave Mexico Beach with lifelong memories waiting to be reminisced at the next family reunion.
business
Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Dawsonville, GA
4

Use Caution

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I have stayed in this unit twice and found it to have anything and everything you might want for a beach or fishing vacation. The home is very well maintained and even though it is not fancy it is clean and very well stocked. The only thing I would recommend is that you email the owner directly and request your dates and verify the rental fee. Sometimes what you end up paying is not the rate that was shown on the ad. Our rate went up fifty dollars within a week and then went up again by another thirty five dollars before we received our actual confirmation email with the rate, pet fee, cleaning fee and taxes. We ended up being charged eighty five dollars plus taxes more than what was originally showing on the internet info. As long as you are very clear on the rental fee you should have no problems or issues with staying at this unit.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Honestly, I do not remember changing the rates. You received the second lowest rate I have had in the 7 years I have rented out this property. Five years had a higher rate than what you paid. I remember entering rates late since I was out of the country for several days. I think there was confusion about my standard rate which is the default rate if I do not enter rates. My standard rate is for the week before Thanksgiving and the 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for staying at my vacation rental!
business
Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
Clean and very comfortable. Everything is there for an enjoyable stay. Kitchen items, washer and dryer, books, outdoor furniture and beach items. We would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can return soon.
business
Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
watertown,wi
5

ST.JOE BEACH

  • 5 of 5
ANOTHER GREAT STAY ,HOME HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A FUN TIME.bEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND GOOD RESTAURANTS.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Bill. Glad you returned and enjoyed your stay. Hope you can return again. I appreciate you being a faithful tenant.
business
Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Central OH
5

FUN FUN FUN that is family & budget friendly!

FUN FUN FUN that is family & budget friendly!
  • 5 of 5
WOW! This is an awesome place to stay close to the beach! VERY clean accommodations with everything you need for a great stay! The kitchen is well stocked with pots & pans & cooking utensils. There is a TV and radio in every room. Plenty of extra linens and soaps and cleaning products. Having the washer & dryer right there is wonderful! The Florida Room and shed are stocked with all sorts of outdoor, fun recreation type items including a tricycle, fishing gear, balls and a kayak! The beaches in the area are awesome! VERY clean and not crowded. Tons of shells to pick up on the right beaches too! Note, the area is rural, but very beautiful. It's close to Tyndall AFB. For any night life or hardcore shopping or Wal-Mart it's a good 35 - 45 minute drive towards Panama City. There is a small Piggly Wiggly grocery store, a really nice Dollar General Super Store and a few fast food places down the road in the small town. It is a great place to get away from it all! A nice fire pit outside along with patio furniture. We grilled steaks out for Thanksgiving Dinner! Very quiet neighborhood. We didn't have cell service at the house, so the land line came in handy. The owner, Mark, is wonderful and very helpful.. The lay-out of the home gives you privacy (a bedroom on each end). 2 bathrooms, plenty of closet space, comfortable living room and a nice dining area. This was our first visit to Gulf County. Great place to stay and you can't beat the price! You CAN take a vacation, relax and have fun on a budget!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Family/dog friendly rental 1.5 blocks from white, sugary sand in St Joe Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182595
+1 6146206315
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Dawsonville, GA
5

Two Fishermen from North Georgia

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed staying in this home on Gulf St. We found that much of the "stuff" we lugged all the way to St. Joe was not needed because the owner had already provided it for the guests. We took great care in leaving the condition of the home in the same manner in which we found it when we arrived. It was exactly as described on the website. The fishing was great, too! We are planning another trip for next November 2014 and this place goes to the top of our list.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can return soon.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Panama Ctiy Beach
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Tallahassee
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 98 and Gulf Street
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
At end of Gulf Street
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Smoky Mountains
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St Joe
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Two Crabs
Car: recommended

Vacation Rental has everything to make it feel like home. Kitchen is stocked with supplies, full size fridge, oven and stove. In a quiet neighborhood.

Home is situated on a third of an acre lot. Plenty of room for RV parking in driveway. There is an outdoor shower to wash off the sand after a day at the beach. Home has enclosed porch with swing. Beach supplies include wagon, cooler, chaise lounge, beach chairs and umbrella.

Apalachicola is a historic Victorian fishing village only a 35 minute drive away and home to boutiques, antique stores and seafood restaurants, including famous historic Gibson Inn.

Panama City Beach is a 40 minute drive.

The best fishing on the panhandle is Mexico Beach area. Toucans restaurant is 3 miles down route 98 close to pier.

Pets, bonfires and even swimming are allowed on every beach in Gulf County. Check with Gulf County prior to bonfires. There is a 7 mile bike path along Windmark beach only one mile away from home.

Other Activities: horseback riding, Shopping, Boating, kayaking, Jet Skiing, Shelling

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mexico Beach Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Five night special
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Early Autumn
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $28 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes pet fee is $4 per night or $28 for the week. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Paypal fee is 3%. Credit card fee is 2.5%
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday except weeks in November and December. I prefer to receive email inquiries due to my full time job.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mexico Beach Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has 54 inch tub and separate shower. Outdoor shower is cold water only.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofabed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bed with bath
  • Master Bedroom has private master bath with 54 inch tub and separate shower. Sleeps 8 on One King bed, one Queen beds, two twin beds and one sofa queen bed in living room. One twin bed is in the enclosed porch which is not finished but has air conditioning. There is one army cot and two air mattresses available but cannot be guaranteed to work.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
Bike rental located on east side of route 98 near 26th street about 5 miles from my vacation rental. Three and a half mile bike path along the ocean is just one mile from vacation home. Short thirty minute drive away or 1 mile by boat is St. Joseph Peninsula State park voted #1 beach in 2002.
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