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Spring has sprung, Weather is awsome, why arent you here?

Ted Sparling

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ted Sparling

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Spring has sprung, Weather is awsome, why arent you here?

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Port St. Joe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Old Florida Cottage charm is what awaits you with our bay view home located close to everything Port Saint Joe has to offer. The city boat ramp is 2 blocks away. The marina is 2 minutes away by car. All local shopping and restaurants are with in easy walking or biking distance.

Beaches are only minutes away in either direction.

Historic Apalachicola and its famous shops and food are a 20 minute drive east. Panama City is 25 minutes to the west if you feel the need for traffic and congestion.

This is our home away from home too. So the home is fully stocked with everything you need including basics in the pantry, spices, cooking accessories, cleaners, towels, sheets, etc. We only ask that you replace what ever items you use as these are not included in the rental cost.

Our home is comfortably furnished with two large couches, a full dining room that seats 6, Four bedrooms. One with a King size bed, two with queen size beds,One Bunk room with its own vcr/tv for the kids, two full baths, old heart pine floors and carpet through out.

Because of our great central location, every day is a new adventure whether it be fishing, boating, horseback riding, shelling, scalloping, nature walks, or just relaxing. Its up to you.

We invite you to experience the great sunsets and the comfortable relaxing atmosphere we have enjoyed for years on our back porch or front porch swing.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ted Sparling (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015

About Ted Sparling

Your host Ted Sparling is a life time Florida resident who has traveled all over Florida. Gulf county has all the things I love the most about Florida and the water. It is one off the few places I never want to leave. I know you will come to love Port St Joe and the surrounding area like I have and invite you to experience it for yourselves.

Ted Sparling purchased this house in 2004

Why Ted Sparling chose Port St. Joe

I bought this house many years ago because of its proximity to everything. It has the best of what gulf county has to offer in any direction. Great views, good clean neighborhood, and But most important was its close to what we enjoy most about the area and that's the water.

What makes this house unique

A typical summer day starts with a cup of coffee on the porch swing or the back porch, Loading the boat from the back porch, topping off the boat with fuel one block down the road, splashing the boat the next block down the road, playing on the water all day and sometimes into the night. Cooking our days catch on the back porch for dinner. watching the sun go down, then telling lies into the night.

Then getting up and doing it again.

On our days off we go driving on the beach, or to Apalachicola, or to Panama City if we feel the need for civilization.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ted, your house was SO perfect for our family! We ended up not taking our dog, but for certain we will next time - the fenced area is great! You've attended to so many small comforts - an abundance of towels & extra blankets; comfy beds, pillows & smooth, soft sheets; a view of the bay from every bedroom; everything we needed in the kitchen was right there, and we actually "ate in" multiple times! ( I even cooked the traditional New Years dinner: pork, collard greens, hoppin' john, & cornbread!)

I LOVED that there were plenty of shelves in both bathrooms and lots of hooks for hanging towels. My husband and son-in-laws were excited to have the ESPN channels for the ballgames. We worked jigsaw puzzles on the big coffee table. (It REALLY saved our backs when Bob determined it raised to dining level!)

One of my MAJOR criteria in looking for a vacation home was LARGE, COMFORTABLE, furniture with enough places for six adults to be all together. Many of the places shown online simply do not have that. My husband is 6'3" and Andy, my son-in-law, is 6'5" & I just couldn't see them "perched" on the edge of a cute, beachy, wicker settee for an entire week! So the living space was comfortable, roomy, peaceful in decor, and warm and cozy with the fireplace going.

We sipped wine and watched the sunset on the bay from the front porch and enjoyed bringing the outdoors in through ALL the WINDOWS!!

Thank you again for being such a thoughtful host and for allowing us to renew, reflect and begin the new year in your wonderful home.

Gloria & Richard Strout
Jan 2010
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Spring has sprung, Weather is awsome, why arent you here?
average rating of 4.964286 based on 30 reviews
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on this site are amazing, but they don't do the house justice. It was perfect! We took so many extras not fully knowing what to expect and never had to unpack or use those things. You truly feel at home in this house. We walked right across the street (some days carried our kayaks) and fished from the bay, brought our catch back and cooked them for dinner. We tried several restaurants but of course nothing was as good as cooking our own fresh caught fish. The owner was very knowledgeable and helpful with what to/what not to do in town. All the locals we encountered were friendly and treated you like you belong there instead of like a tourist. Port St. Joe and The Crab Shack will definitely be our home away from home for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and location. It was adorable, comfortable, had every imaginable kitchen utensil and wifi. We were there for a wedding so didn't get to go out on the water. Heard the fishing is great. Loved the location across from the bay and Cape san blas should not be missed! Lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ty Ty, Georgia
5

Spring Break Fun

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends enjoyed a weekend trip that was awesome! The house was perfect for 8 people! All the amenities were included and the location was great. We were able to walk across the street to let the kids fish in the bay and we also drove to the state park to enjoy a day at the beach. There are several great eating places close by, if you don't care to cook, but the kitchen is fully stocked to prepare a full meal. The yard is large, which is great for the kids to get outside and play. The back deck was perfect to grill, enjoy a meal, watch the kids play and enjoy the breeze from the bay. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent 5 nights at this house. We shared it with 3 other extended family members, as we were all there for an 80th birthday party, and it fit all 8 of us very comfortably. The owner is very friendly and keeps the house very nice, clean and well stocked. We have two children under the age of 4 and it was great for them too. Lots of space to run around, games and movies, etc. There is a park that is walking distance and it's very conveniently located to the grocery store. We had many family members who visited us at the house while we were there and they are all interested in renting the house the next time everyone gets together. This was our first vrbo experience and it couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Crab Shack

  • 5 of 5

Great home -- everything that is described and even more. Location is great, home is spacious and cozy. Within walking distance to several places including the Thirsty Goat and Haughty Heron. Definitely plan on returning here in the future! Plenty of parking for vehicles and most importantly boat space!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eufaula, AL
5

Cozy Cottage Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Old Florida Cottage Charm for sure! This cottage was a perfect get away for a much needed beach fix! Very roomy, cozy, clean and great views across the street from the bay. Sunsets were AMAZING! Quaint downtown Port St Joe in walking distance with several different restaurants to choose from. Jo Mamma's pizza...highly recommend...pizza is incredibly delicious!! Indian Pass Raw Bar...great oysters. Went to Cape San Blas for the the day and the beach and weather was perfect! Ted was great to work with and very helpful. We will definitely be returning for another "beach fix"! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Cape San Blas./Port St. Joe Scalloping
"One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Especially by boat!!"
Joe Mama's
"All fresh and homemade every day. Best place to eat in town. "
Pepper's Mexican Grill
"Average low cost table fare. Top shelf margaritas are pretty good. Always dependable. "
Sunset Coastal Grill
"Great views, and good food most of the time. They are getting better. A little on pricey side. "
Daly's Dock & Dive Center
"Just down the street a few blocks. get your snorkel and dive gear here. Also can book dive t..."
Seahorse Water Safaris
"For those of you who need a boat when your here. Or want a chartered bay experience this is ..."
Dockside Seafood And Raw Bar
"Great place for sundown cocktails but the food is hit or miss. New owners so let us know wha..."
St Joseph Peninsula State Park
"A must see. Miles of unspoiled beaches, tons of wildlife. Great by car and boat."
Owl Cafe
"One of the best Florida seafood restaurants. Definitely one of our favorites."
Toucan's Tiki Bar
"Fun beach bar. One of the few. Stay away from the food unless you like tourist crap. "
Killer Seafood
"Great local joint. Can be crowed during season."
Happy Oars - Kayak and Bike Rentals
"For all your bike and kayak needs"
Paul Gant's Bar B Que
"Great BBQ, and a great take out for a day on the water."
Indian Pass Trading Post
"Old Florida is what this is all about. Great oysters and shrimp. Self serve refreshments and..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Thirsty Goat
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Joe Country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joe Mammas Gourmet pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Peppers Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Good Trout and Red Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Scalloping area
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Good Fishing area.
Nearest Point of Interest
Windmark Beach and School of fish Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Port St Joe Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Piggly Wiggly Grocery & Bluewater Outfitters
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Joe Mamaas Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab Shack
Nearest Point of Interest
Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mini Pier/Sea wall Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
North tip of the cape
Nearest Point of Interest
Buoy Line
Nearest Point of Interest
Toucans Beach bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Light House and shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Driving Access
Nearest Point of Interest
One of Teds Custom designed Beach houses
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Apalachicola
Car: recommended

World class bay & offshore fishing available from the marina 3 blocks down the road, Scalloping is some of the best in the state when in season, Cape San Blas state park is across the bay with its world famous white sand, shelling, and wild life.

The Boat ramp is 2 blocks down the road. All local restaurants and shopping with in easy walking distance.

Every day on the water here is different, you never know what you will catch or see. Turtles, rays, manatees, dolphin, sharks. You may see them all in 10 minutes or throughout the day. Every day is an adventure.

Horse back riding on the beach available daily.

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
$3,000
 
 
Summer
May 20 2015 - Sep 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
$3,500
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$2,900
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - May 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $80
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Some holidays require minimum stays.
Peak season may require a one week minimum stay.
July and August one week minimum stays only.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has walk in shower Guest bath has tub shower combo Outside shower on back porch
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (1), Queen Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large yard and plenty of room for Boat or RV. An RV plug is provided on the side of the house. You can pull your boat in from the front and leave out the back. From there its just one minute to the ramp.

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