STARLIGHT BY THE SEA, THE PORCH, THE VIEW, STRAIGHT FROM YOUR DREAMS

Joy Stallings

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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STARLIGHT BY THE SEA, THE PORCH, THE VIEW, STRAIGHT FROM YOUR DREAMS

Indian Pass House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

The beauty of the setting of this home is unmatchable. From the large open porch, view pristine white sandy beaches of Indian Pass with multiple species of sea birds, enjoy watching dolphins in the Gulf, and experience stars at night like you've never seen them. Even night owls will want to awaken for the spectacular sunrises peaking above the Western tip of beautiful St. Vincent's Island, a National Wildlife Refuge just a short kayak trip away. Once you've stayed at 'Starlight by the Sea' you'll never want to leave--it happens to everyone.

This home was designed by the owners for fun for the entire family, all ages and including the 4-legged members as well. Indian Pass is the dog friendliest beach you'll ever find. Like horses? We're horse friendly, too. Ride the 5000 acre Buffer Preserve or the 8000 acre Box R Ranch, or with permits and tail bags, ride the lovely beaches of Indian Pass and Cape San Blas. There's also great fishing, boating, and golfing. After all this activity, relax swinging in the hammock, sunning on the open deck, or reading a good book in the shade of the veranda. Then stroll the beach for a magnificent sunset. It truly is magical.

Keywords: House, beachfront

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Joy Stallings

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I am an anthropologist and my husband is a commercial real estate attorney. We are both now retired with 3 horses and 4 dogs, living quite a different lifestyle on Indian Pass from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life. As pictured here with me, we often enjoy having our beautiful granddaughter with us at 'Starlight by the Sea', a place filled with years of wonderful times and family memories.

Joy Stallings purchased this house in 1992

When we saw our property on Indian Pass in 1992, it was the first time we had visited Indian Pass, even though we had vacationed on Cape San Blas several times with our young children. In fact, our son and daughter were only 6 and 4 years old in 1982 when we first vacationed in the area. As we hiked through the oak trees, palmettos, and palms, and climbed the sand dunes near the beach, we were in awe of the beauty we beheld. It was like finding a secret hideaway, with beautiful natural vegetation, gently curving white sandy beaches, and a view of an uninhabited barrier island displaying a show of seabirds hunting their supper in the blue gulf waters. And, amazingly, that is the way it's been ever since...

The uniqueness of 'Starlight by the Sea' and Indian Pass can be summed up in a couple of words--family fun! It's a place where everyone, furry ones included, can relax, play, feel at home, and enjoy the quiet, pristine, natural beauty of the coast. We built 'Starlight by the Sea' in 1996, and our focus was to experience as much of the natural beauty of Indian Pass from all areas of the house, to be comfortable for all ages, from parents and grandparents to young children, and to accommodate our 4 legged family members as well. It has certainly fulfilled all our dreams for our family, and we think it can for yours as well.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228586vb
(850) 229-6232
Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
Knoxville TN
5

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
I have been to this area for a vacation for about 15 years now and we have finally found the perfect place. We stayed here in early November for a week. The experience started off well with timely communication by the owner. When we arrived the home was even better than expected! The pictures don't do it justice. The home was extremely clean, very well appointed, and felt much more like a home than a rental. The beds were comfortable and the linens so soft. The outside back deck was huge! I read an entire book in the hammock! The beach was quiet and clean. We saw dolphins, sting rays and many jelly fish. The nature preserve was very intriguing to look at . We hated to leave. Our damage deposit was returned within days. We will certainly be back to Indian Pass and we want to stay at Starlight by the Sea.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
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Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
5

BEST VACATION HAD BY THE ENTIRE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
The property was very clean and well maintained. I was very impressed with the kitchen supplies and utensils. The extra blankets and sheets were a plus. We loved the views of the beach and island. The dogs loved their long beach walks and daily swim time. It was a perfect fit for us. We wanted seclusion yet close enough to town, state parks, kayaking. I would highly recommend and look forward to future stays
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! So happy your vacation was filled with good times for all two and four legged family members, as well as great memories to enjoy until your return. We look forward to having you again. Thank you, Joy
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Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
5

RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5
Really nice house with a great front porch. You can sit, read and enjoy the view. Very nice beach with few people on the beach even in season.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gary, for giving us an insight into one of your favorite activities at "Starlight by the Sea": relaxation! We are glad you followed the house rule: relax, relax, relax. Many thanks, Joy
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Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
Nashville, TN USA
5

SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY

  • 5 of 5
The long awaited week was a
comfort and a joy. Even though the rain fell almost every day, this home and Indian Pass made it all worthwhile.
In all my years of vacationing on Indian Pass and Cape San Blas, this property owner was the most conscientious and hospitable I have ever experienced.
This property really felt like "home away from home." The porch is as great as advertised. The single level was perfect for older dogs and their people. We wasted a lot of time packing what we though were essentials because the pantries and cabinets were already fully stocked. What a surprise. We loved the house, the owner and Indian Pass. We look forward to returning. Thank you.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Melinda. We are very happy "Starlight by the Sea" felt like your "home away from home", and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Joy
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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
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Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
5

EASTER WEEK VISIT 2014

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely a great week at a beautiful home. We bought local seafood and cooked on the awesome gas grill and enjoyed dinner on porch. Neighbors were from all over and really made the stay fun. Our dogs walked miles on the beach -- they may sleep for the next week! Kayaking and fishing were very good - kept us busy every day.

Thank you, Joy. We are so happy that your beautiful place on Indian Pass is available for visitors. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We love to hear from our guests and how they enjoyed "Starlight by the Sea". It is very gratifying when guests look forward to coming again. Sincerely, Joy
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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
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Indian Pass Florida Panhandle
Marietta, Georgia
5

THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE FOR OUR FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
"Starlight by the Sea" is a fabulous property situated in the perfect location on the beach at Indian Pass. We were a family group consisting of myself and my wife, our oldest daughter, her two children (our grandchildren), ages 9 and 5, and our dog. We were looking for a beach house in the area but had some very specific security requirements as the youngest child and the dog are both prone to wandering. We looked at many places, but kept coming back to this one because of the view and the gated boardwalk. We were not disappointed with our choice. The Owner, Joy Stallings, was very helpful in answering all of our questions, both before we rented, as well as leading up to the trip.

For those who have never been there, Indian Pass is a channel that connects Apalachicola Bay with the Gulf of Mexico. St. Vincent Island is a wildlife sanctuary immediately across the pass from this house. The view from the back deck is a magnificent view of Indian Pass with the Gulf on the right and Apalachicola Bay on the left, with St. Vincent Island directly across. From the deck, we saw dolphins in the water, a great horned owl in a tree, herons, and many other shorebirds. The beach was great, very family friendly and dog-friendly. Our 9 year old grandson had a great time playing in the water and digging a deep hole on the beach. They do allow vehicles onto the beach, but only those with a permit, and 90% of the vehicles are used by fishermen setting up their gear. They drive very slowly and are courteous and cautious. Fishing, of course, is the reason many come to this location. During the changing tides, the fish will run in Indian Pass between Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf. And the fishing can be excellent.

We would highly recommend "Starlight by the Sea" to any friend or relative. It is a place to go to relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. We hope to go back as soon as possible. Local restaurants we enjoyed were of course the "Indian Pass Raw Bar" as well as "Triple Tails". Both were excellent, casual restaurants.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate hearing about your vacation at "Starlight by the Sea", and thank you for taking the time to submit this guest comment. We are very happy the entire family enjoyed their stay, and we hope you will all come again soon. Sincerely, Joy
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boardwalk to the beach, large 20X40 ft porch with panoramic Gulf views, each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch, master bedroom has private bath, walk-in closet, wood fireplace, and TV, LR has large flat screen TV and wood fireplace

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Availability & Rates

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Indian Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 3 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Fall
Oct 5 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$270
$1,795
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes All linens are included. No linen or cleaning fee. There is a pet fee of $100 per pet.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Indian Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom, Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
boardwalk to the beach; large 20 X 40 ft porch; each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch; outdoor hot/cold shower; view of St. Vincent Island NWR
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