WINDMARK IDEA HOUSE, 3 MBR'S+BUNKROOM, FREE BIKES, 100 YARDS FROM BEACH

Leisa Tobler

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WINDMARK IDEA HOUSE, 3 MBR'S+BUNKROOM, FREE BIKES, 100 YARDS FROM BEACH

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4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12-14 (3 Master Suites plus Bunkroom)

Treat yourself to a Summer Dream vacation in MyHomeIdeas 2008 Idea House, in the Coastal community of WindMark Beach. Old Florida style blends victoriously with modern comfort in this 4BR, 4BA Idea House. Accommodates 12-14 travelers with ease. Gourmet kitchen w/ Professional appliances and Granite Countertops. Experience Porch Living in style with Porch Bed Swing, 2 outdoor Dining areas, Screened sitting area, and Outdoor Shower stocked with Flip Flops. 100 yards from white sand Beach. Breathtaking Sunsets over Gulf of Mexico. Steps away from WindMark's Town Center with Playground, Gym, and community Pool.

An Ideal vacation home for Family Reunions, Girlfriend Getaways, and Wedding parties. Main house features 1st floor Master Suite w/ soaking tub, 2nd floor Entertainment room and Bunkroom. Dogtrot leads to a Private Guest Suite. Peaceful Carriage House over the 2 car Garage. Bike along Boardwalks. Kayak, Fish, or Scallop in St. Joe Bay. Large dogs welcome!

Old Florida Porch living at its Finest!: Described as a 'Beach House to knock your sandals off,' this luxurious vacation home will make your heart flip flop. Old Florida style blends victoriously with modern comfort in Summer Dream.

With over 500 square feet of porch space, this home showcases Florida living at its finest!

The large veranda on the front porch showcases an absolutely divine daybed swing. Hung with rope and fastened to actual boat cleats, the swing, with its abundant pillows and 1940s-inspired barkcloth-covered cushions, seems to wrap its welcoming arms around you!

The screened porch with its luxurious curtains billowing in the breeze is a favorite gathering place among family and guests. The serenade of trickling water and ocean breezes entices the senses while friends savor cocktails, lively conversation, or perhaps even an afternoon nap.

Two outdoor dining options offer spaces for grilling and savoring the daily catch. Adults may linger over dinner, while children race off to their next adventure!

Perfect Layout for Family Reunions: The Main Living area is spacious enough to hold three generations of family and the lifetime of memories they are sure to create at Summer Dream. The gourmet kitchen with professional appliances is not only a dream space to cook, but its open layout allows you to stay connected to the rest of the house and guests while you cook.

The Master Suite, bathed in strokes of deep purple, feels like a tropical oasis. The bath showcases a large shower and soaking tub.

The Sunrise Suite across the porch from the main house and the Carriage House apartment above the garage are both private, coastal retreats.

The bunkroom is fun, beachy space for the junior travelers to play and dream. Filled with toys, books, TV & DVD player to keep little dreamers entertained -- rain or shine!

Area Attractions and FREE Activities!: ***COMPLIMENTARY FAMILY FUN PASS includes: One FREE daily round of Golf, Horseback Riding, Fishing Charter and UNLIMITED DVD rentals during your stay.

Complimentary Bikes at Summer Dream, community pool & playground at WindMark Beach. Kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent in the Town Center. Boat parking is available in WindMark Beach during your stay. Our property management company can provide details.

Pristine bays, sugar white beaches, coastal marshlands, estuaries rich with sea life, and barrier islands with impressive dune formations...this is the SUMMER DREAM that awaits you along the Forgotten Coast.

Snorkel, kayak, ride bikes for hours along the streets and boardwalks in WindMark Beach.

Visit America's #1 Beach (Voted by Dr. Beach in 2002) - St. Joseph's Peninsula State park

Bring your dog (for a fee) to enjoy WindMark and Gulf County's Dog Friendly Beaches!

Visit historic lighthouses in Gulf & Franklin County, Ride horses on the beach in Cape San Blas.

Search for treasures in quaint shopping districts of WindMark, Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and Apalachicola.

Enjoy 'Old Florida's' laid back lifestyle and create memories you'll treasure for life

Boat Parking available for weekly rentals at WindMark Beach.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Would you like sun, white sand, kayaking, leisurely bike rides, sunsets, boutiques and fine dining All of this while staying in an exclusive community, in a designer decorated, home, with a carriage house, wonderful kitchen and oh yes, a porch swing/ bed to relax while reading a good book or dining on the deck with friends….

If that doesn't get you how about how about starfish, dolphins, sand dollar nesting grounds, and when snorkeling you can find shells the size of your arm. This is a relaxing wonderful place.
May 2009
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Leisa Tobler

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Rob and Leisa Tobler live in Maryland year-round, where Rob, an active-duty Air Force pilot, is stationed at Andrews AFB. They have three children. Leisa grew up in Northwest Florida, and met Rob when he was stationed there in 1993. They long to return to the Northwest Florida Beaches they call home, but are happy to share their dream home with families from all over the world, until that dream becomes a reality. Because they understand first-hand the sacrifice of military families, they offer discounted stays to active duty military and veterans.

Leisa Tobler purchased this house in 2008

We WON this home! It was the 2008 WindMark Beach Idea House from MyHomeIdeas.com -- a website affiliated with Southern Living and Coastal Living publications. By a stroke of good fortune, we won the home through an internet contest, similar to the HGTV Dream Home competition. In order to keep the home, we rent the home to other families. We've found half the blessing was the win, and the other half was getting to know the families who vacation here -- hearing the stories of the memories created here brings us great joy!

This is a true get-away-from-it-all destination. Tranquil and peaceful beaches. Stunning sunsets. Delicious seafood. And breathtaking sunsets. The porches at the home seem to go on forever, making it a perfect destination for friends and families to escape their busy lives, and reconnect with each other. The area boasts amazing opportunities for fishing, scalloping, and relaxation. Boat parking is available at WindMark Beach for those who wish to explore our local bays and waterways.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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WindMark Idea House, 3 MBR's+Bunkroom, Free Bikes, 100 Yards from Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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WindMark Idea House, 3 MBR's+Bunkroom, Free Bikes, 100 Yards from Beach
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
Spokane, WA
5

Truly A Summer Dream!

  • 5 of 5
If you want to a retreat from the hustle and bustle, this beautifully decorated home in this perfectly quaint little town will allow you to do just that. The home is so tastefully decorated and equally inviting from the cozy front porch swing (wear I slept many hours away) to the openness of the living room/kitchen area which is simply wonderful for a large group. Not only was Summer Dream a spectacular place to gather with a group, but there are so many unique areas inside and out to capture a few moments of alone time or to snuggle up with a good book. I always have a hard time finding a great place to vacation with our dog and this was perfect. The screened patio makes the perfect dog trot and the beaches were not only magical for me, but my lovable yet energetic weim could have ran the shoreline for hours. The well manicured bike paths were peaceful and beautiful & the locals were kind and genuine and put a smile on your face every time. The holidays as well as good food, good wine and good friends is the reason we stayed at Summer Dream and for years to come I will not only cherish the memory of our stay at Summer Dream, but I look forward to creating new ones as we intend to make this our go-to Florida vacation home.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the sweet compliments on our home. What a blessing to hear you love Summer Dream and WindMark Beach like we do! I agree -- the dog-friendly beaches and boardwalks are great fun for our four-legged visitors. Our Labradoodle loves them too! We look forward to welcoming you back to our home anytime!
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WindMark Idea House, 3 MBR's+Bunkroom, Free Bikes, 100 Yards from Beach
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
Huntsville, AL
5

"Can we live here forever?"

"Can we live here forever?"
  • 5 of 5
We visited Windmark Beach with a Blue Skies Retreat. It was our first family vacation in five years. We loved, loved, loved the Summer Dream beach house. It was spacious and well-laid out for several families to stay together. We loved the swinging bed -- it's a lot bigger than the pictures show! The rooms were big, and every single one was beautiful. Everything was clean, and well-maintained. The kitchen was well-stocked. There was even an ice cream machine! My kids kept asking if we could just live here forever. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your sweet compliments on our home. It is an honor to welcome Blue Skies and families like yours to Summer Dream and WindMark Beach each year. What a blessing it is to hear that your family's first vacation in five years was joyful and relaxing. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!
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WindMark Idea House, 3 MBR's+Bunkroom, Free Bikes, 100 Yards from Beach
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
LaGrange, ga
5

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I could not have asked for a better location to have a vacation. Everything we wanted was provided for us. The beach was almost private and we loved that feature! The house was perfect and the layout was even better than the website detailed. We will be back!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful stay at Summer Dream. We will be delighted to welcome you back anytime!
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
Stephens, GA, Oglethorpe County
5

Lovely Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
The whole family had a wonderful time at this beautiful house. It had a very peaceful atmoshere with a wonderful scenery of the other homes and ocean. The beaches were not what I expected as there was a lot of sea weed on the beach. There were not too many sea shells to collect. The nights were very quiet as we all sat around on the porches. The swimming pool was real nice and cool as the days were hot. There were five of the young adults went across the water (ocean) with the kayaks. They came back totally sunburn (I am glad I did not go)! The young adults also rode bikes around the neighborhood. My sweet grandson also had a wonderful time at the swimming pool and laying on the bed swing on the front porch. Our dogs also enjoyed their lovely vacation. It was kinda sad to know we had to leave on our last day at this lovely home. I hope that others enjoy this place as much as we did. All of the rooms in this house was so nice and relaxing. Thank you for letting us stay in your home!!!

Annette Bennett
  • Submitted: May 27, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
Huntingtown, Maryland
5

The Best Trip Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Port St. Joe was truly wonderful! I fell in love with the Summer Dream home and WindMark Beach!! Everything was so beautiful!!! The Summer Dream home took my breath away. It was so clean and well cared for!! The home was very inviting. We had such a great time. We rode bikes, went to the pool, hung out at the beach, went Kayaking. Everything you needed to make a vacation perfect was at WindMark Beach! I highly recommend visiting this beautiful place. It was very hard to leave and we will be going back. The best vacation we have ever had!!! A+++
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Port St. Joe Florida Panhandle
New Orleans
5

Summer Dream is just that - A Summer Dream, and WindMark is truly a treasure!

  • 5 of 5
WOW! We had a truly amazing weekend at your SUMMER DREAM house in WindMark Beach. While we were anticipating a beautiful rental property, Summer Dream is clearly a home and it felt like that the minute we arrived. From the decor to the layout to the furnishings to the smallest of touches (including the guest books and the fantastic album of restaurant options, things to do, etc), Summer Dream was just that ~ a SUMMER DREAM, and WindMark is truly a treasure!

We loved the quiet and peacefulness of the beach and neighborhood, the always available bikes and kayaks, the extremely well kept grounds and the quality of the boardwalks, benches, bike racks, pool, landscape, etc., etc., etc. We enjoyed walks on the beach, floating in the ocean and discovering a multitude of sand dollars, watching the jelly fish (from afar), observing a trio of dolphins playing in the ocean, flying a kite on the beach, saw a ghost crab walking up on the sidewalk/bike path (thanks to a book in your home, confirmed the name of the creature!), sunsets on the beach, kayaking, biking, time at the voluminous pool, making meals together in the gourmet kitchen...relaxing on the porch with the porch swing, and simply put: spending time together. It was time we will always cherish and our weekend at Summer Dream will definitely be a treasured memory.

We do have one negative comment: The days just were not long enough, and our time at Summer Dream was too short!!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Port St. Joe/Mexico Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Joe's Bay Country Club *Free Golf Pass Daily
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

WindMark Beach

Other Activities: 4 Complimentary Bikes, FREE Horseback Riding, FREE Round of Golf, FREE Deep Sea Fishing, FREE Movie Rentals, Community Pool, Playground, Nature Trails, Miles of Beach and Boardwalks to explore, Fitness Center onsite (available for a fee). Available to rent: Kayaks, Paddleboards, and More Bikes

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Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Summer
May 16 - Aug 17
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Aug 18 - Nov 2
7 night minimum stay
$2,366
 
 
Winter
Nov 3 - Nov 22
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $260 Nightly; 14 nights or more: $200 Nightly
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
$2,380
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 - Dec 31
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Feb 28
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
$3,000
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $200 Nightly
 
Spring
Mar 1 - May 15
7 night minimum stay
$2,562
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes We pay Cleaning Fees
11% Sales Tax
$200 Pet Fee (plus tax)-- Dogs only.
$1500 Refundable Security Deposit OR $45 flat-rate insurance fee (preferred)
Optional Travel Insurance Available
$400 Utility Fee For Monthly Rentals November-February
Notes Military Discounts Available -- $200 off weekly rentals.
DAILY RATES Available through for Winter, Spring and Fall Rentals:
Please email Leisa@summerdreamcottage.com for quotes.
Online Booking available at SummerDreamCottage website.
Personal Check and all Major Credit Cards Accepted.
50% Down to Hold Rental, Payment in Full Due 30 days Prior to Rental
Payments Received through Property Management Company, Information provided upon inquiry.
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Amenities

Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Porch Shower - outdoor shower
  • Hair dryers are available in Master Bathroom and Carriage House bathroom suite. Large & spacious showers in each bathroom. Master bath features additionally features double sinks, soaking tub, and separate toilet area. All linens are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Desk, TV, DVD, luxurious bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 6 twin/ single , Bunkroom, TV, DVD, Game Cube, Toys, Books, Games
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private Suite, TV, DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Carriage House Apt, TV, DVD, mini fridge, microwave, coffee
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Ottoman Sleeper
  • Master Bedroom and Bunkroom are located in Main House, Mother in law Suite located across screened porch breezeway connected to main house, Carriage House Apartment located above 2 car garage, connected by deck to porches of main house. Double ottoman provided in main living area for extra sleep space. TVs with DVD players in every bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • marina
  • forests
  • playground
  • churches
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • cycling
  • water tubing
  • roller blading
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Amenities: Beach Access (100 yards from house) FREE WIFI FREE Unlimited Long Distance calling within USA, Cable TV w/ music channels, sound system FREE Bikes at Summer Dream. Kayaks and Paddleboards may be rented at WindMark Town Center COMPLIMENTARY Family Fun Pass (March-October) includes: FREE Golf, FREE Horseback Riding on the beach, FREE Deep Sea Fishing FREE Unlimited Movie Rentals FREE Flip Flops & Bottle of Summer Dream House Wine greet your arrival 3.5 miles of boardwalks Community Pool and Playground On-site Boat Parking Available for Weekly Guests Shops Fitness Center (for a fee) Pet Friendly ($200 pet fee) - Dogs are welcome on the beach. Washer/Dryer in Accommodations Non-Smoking Snowbirds welcome - (Utility Charge may apply.)

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