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Family/Dog Friendly Home 1.5 Blocks from White Sand Beach!

Mark Barnhart

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mark Barnhart

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Calendar last updated:
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Family/Dog Friendly Home 1.5 Blocks from White Sand Beach!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Mexico Beach Mobile Home Rental Photos and Description

Mobile Home, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Home is dog 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.

Everything has been replaces except for bathtub in front bedroom. Hard plastic tube might be replaced with porcelain tub in spring of 2015.

Home smells great! Living room has ceramic tile. Both bedrooms, along with kitchen have laminated flooring. Grounds are not landscaped but you have some of the greatest land escapes at the beach. Do not have to pay for it either!

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 feel the 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 7 comfortably.

This home is in the middle of the second block about 250 yards, from the beach. Easy walk for most people.

1500 square feet of home which includes Florida room (enclosed porch) is big 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 3.5 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 one of their photo shoots.

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 to responsible people.

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. There is also wireless 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.

Keywords: budget, pet friendly, family, vacation, beach, pets, dogs, peaceful, economy

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Barnhart (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Mark Barnhart

Hi, this is my son and I.

I feel responsible to ensure you enjoy your visit when you stay at my vacation rental. I desire to have a home where fond memories are created to last a lifetime.

Mark Barnhart purchased this mobile home in 2007

Why Mark Barnhart chose Mexico Beach

Since I love to travel and enjoy the ocean, especially the ones with the sugary sand, I decided to buy a vacation home on the Gulf coast of Florida. The beaches are among the finest in the world!

What makes this mobile home unique

My vacation home is a short walk to the ocean or you can drive and park on the street, next to the beach. It's a very peaceful, naturally beautiful place. It is truly the way Florida used to to look like before commercialism took over. The drive to Apalachicola along route 30 is scenic with forest on one side and the beach on the other.

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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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Family/Dog Friendly Home 1.5 Blocks from White Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 40 reviews
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: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
Pelham,Ga.
5

Great week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed our stay.It was a time spent with grand kids and so enjoyable.Everything you could think of needing was there and if not stores was close by.The kids had a huge sand pile to play in and stayed outside a lot. It was a close walk to the beach.We are planning on going back.Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful time! Please visit again soon.
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
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!
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.
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: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
Central OH
5

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

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Panama Ctiy Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St Joe
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Tallahassee
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 98 and Gulf Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Two Crabs
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Smoky Mountains
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
At end of Gulf Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Windmark beach 7m bike path and parking lot.
Nearest Point of Interest
Pristine beach with sugary white sand.
Nearest Point of Interest
Bailey's Crab House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
General Dollar Store

Sleeps 7 on two queen beds, one twin bed and one sofa queen bed in living room. Two cots are available for sleeping or sunning. Master bath has 54 inch tub and separate shower. There is a 3.5 mile bike path along the ocean in Windmark Beach is just 1 mile from vacation home.

The bikes, fishing gear and two air mattresses are not guaranteed to be in working order. Captain Charlie does not stop by every week to check my fishing gear and Lance Armstrong does not stop by and take my bikes out for test rides.

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per week

Mexico Beach Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$685
 
 
Dog days of Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$770
 
 
Summer special
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
*HOT* season special
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Still nice time for beach.
Oct 24 2015 - Nov 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Pet Fee $28.00 + Tax
Cleaning $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Standard rate is for week prior to Thanksgiving and weeks between it and Christmas.
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Amenities

Mexico Beach Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bedroom with 54 inch tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bed with connecting bathroom.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room.
  • One king, one Queen, One Twin, in two bedrooms.One queen sofabed in living room. Two air mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hammock, firepit, free use of kayak. One chaise lounge chair, 3 beach chairs, 2 portable chairs, wagon, cart to carry items to beach, 4 boogie boards, 2 sand pails and shovel, large cooler, 2 beach umbrellas

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