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50% off weeks left in March!! -BeachFront-Private pool, Pet Friendly, Sleeps 14

Lydia Burns

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Lydia Burns

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50% off weeks left in March!! -BeachFront-Private pool, Pet Friendly, Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Indian Pass House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms /4.5 Bathroom on Gulf of Mexico with Pool, sleeps 14

Welcome to the 3 PALMS, PET FRIENDLY, VACATION Rental site. Located in beautiful Indian Pass, which is in the southern part of Cape San Blas, in the unforgettable 'Forgotten Coast' area of the Florida Panhandle. Forty-five minutes East of Panama City, 15 minutes from Port St. Joe and 15 minutes west of Apalachicola.

This well appointed fiver-bedroom, four and a half bathroom, two-story Gulf view home features an in ground pool with fenced backyard. Both floors have wrap around decks with gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico, St.Vincent Island and Indian Pass Lagoon. Four bedrooms feature full bathrooms, three bedrooms have king size beds, the other bedroom has 2 twins beds. A special feature of this beautiful home is what we call the 'Great Room'. This giant Bedroom, located on the second-floor will be entered through Custom French doors. There are 2 bunk beds and one trundle bed (where the bed pulls out from the one above and sleeps 2) It also features a large screen TV with VCR and DVD capability as well as a Stereo, cassette, CD system. Bring the whole family because this 'Great Room' will allow 14 people to sleep comfortably in 3 Palms.

3 PALMS has central air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, ice-maker, coffee maker, disposal, and all the necessary utensils for a fully equipped and modern kitchen.There is a second refrigerator on the Ground Floor for storage and easy access to beverages from the pool area, shuffle board court and Horseshoe Pit There is a dining room table that seats 6and 6 bar stools facing the kitchen counter. Right outside the kitchen in the screened porch there is an outdoor dining table that seats six.

The two-story wraparound decks have Gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico with screened in areas, as well as open areas to view the unforgettable sunsets,sunrises and star gazing. All 5 bedrooms have a private entrance to the decks, where there is plenty of comfortable deck furniture to enjoy the panoramic scenes of the Gulf of Mexico, St. Vincent Island and Indian Lagoon.

The house sits on pilings and at ground level there is covered parking with a protected entrance, a outdoor shower, a screened in fish cleaning room, a Huge Industrial Size barbecue grill, and a fenced in yard with pool and fully equipped pool/patio furniture. There is a protected shuffle board court under the carport, a Custom Made Horseshoe pit and assorted outdoor games, as well.

The first floor consists of a large open living room and dining room, kitchen with island, powder room, and 2 bedrooms with baths. The second floor has two bedrooms with full bathrooms and the 'Great Room' for the kids.

We provide all linens and towels. You may want to bring extra beach towels.

While 3 PALMS is classified as a first-tier gulf View home, the huge beach at Indian Pass begins 30 ft. from the driveway. Here you will find one of the largest and widest beaches anywhere in the Cape San Blas area.

Famous St. Vincent Island is in plain view from both the house and the beach.

Because of the unique topographic features of Indian Pass Beach there are many different spots to choose from. You can hang out right next to the water or you can protect yourself in the cooler months between the natural sand dunes. You literally can walk the beach for miles. Indian Pass is one of the more popular bird watching areas in the country. Not to mention the almost daily sightings of dolphins frolicking in the water.

Bring your boats, your wave runner, your kayak, a sailboat, or rent one. There is a boat launch less than 1 mile away from 3 PALMS at the Indian Pass campground.

Here you can also stock up on supplies for fishing or snacking. St. Vincent is less than a quarter of a mile away by ferry from the Indian Pass Campground. You can rent bikes here, take the ferry across the channel and explore one of the most beautiful nature preserves found anywhere . Of course you can walk all over the island and fish or swim in total seclusion. Cars are not permitted.

Speaking of FISHING, Indian Pass has some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere. Indian pass is bordered on the East by Indian Pass Lagoon, a shallow waterbed full of many varieties of fish and home to the famous Indian Pass oyster beds. The Gulf is on the west side, and I personally have caught eight different kinds of species of fish. At the tip of Indian Pass, by the campground, there is a waterway that comes from the confluence of the Apalachicola River and Bay that goes out to the Gulf. St. Vincent Island is on the other side of this passageway. This is an ideal fishing spot because of the travel patterns of the fish feeding and going out to the Gulf. This is particularly fantastic when the breezes are high out on the gulf.

So when you leave the drive way of 3 PALMS you can turn right and enter the beach to fish or you could take a left and walk 1/4 mile to the Indian Pass Lagoon and fish, or go to the campground, and fish the protected channel. Indian Pass offers an extremely unique and diversified fishing experience, well suited for the many varieties of fish, in any kind of weather condition. The screened in fish cleaning room located at ground level is perfect for preparing your freshly caught delicacy.

If and when you get tired of fishing in this wonderful little community you can always pick up a guide and go fishing in St. Joe Bay. Presnell’s Harbor is 10 minutes away and they can fix you up with a guide, the equipment, including license, and find some great action in the bay. They will clean your catch as well, 4 hours cost $100, or so. Want to go deep Sea fishing? See link for some of the greatest deep sea fishing ever. During the season (summer) grab a bucket and go pick scallops yourself. Check out Dead Lakes, check out the Apalachicola River, where 6 rivers come together and create the greatest oyster bed in the world. The Indian Pass compound is a very quiet family oriented, people friendly place. Where you can walk the tiny neighborhood and kids can even ride their bikes. It has a very special ambiance and solitude, amidst a very, very unique opportunity to be one with nature.

A must place to eat is the world famous Indian Pass Raw Oyster Bar. Located less than a mile from 3 PALMS at C-30 and Indian Pass Road. You can't miss it, is the old dilapidated rundown gas station. Don't be deceived however; they have some of the best and freshest oysters, shrimp, crap and jambalaya you'll ever taste. You can get food to go here as well. Got more friends or family coming? Have them camp at the campground or stay at the Turtle Beach Inn located on Indian Pass Road. A wonderful bed and breakfast right on the gulf.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. is just minutes away from 3 PALMS and has wonderful opportunities for fishing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and just plain relaxing at the #1 rated beach in the Continental U.S. for 2002 .

Ask about our other Burns Management Beach Rental- Two Palms- A Beautiful GULF Front 4BDR/3BTH with Hot Tub on the Deck, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Sleeps 10.


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lydia Burns (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Lydia & Peter;

Our stay at 3 Palms (July 3 -10) was nothing short of spectacular. Initially, we made plans to share the house with close family. As the date of our vacation grew closer, family members kept dropping out. We'd replace them with friends. Just days before leaving, the last of our family members dropped out. Luckily one long time friend whom I used to work with swore he, his wife and two daughters would be there, hell or high water, if at least for a few days.

The house worked out great for our party of 8, with rooms showers to spare. Most our dining was in the house, and made sure we stocked up at the Pig when possible. Unfortunately it seems each time we planned a meal at the Raw Bar, they were closed. Maybe next time.

We bought a new boat before making our trip, a decision that is not at all regrettable. The myriad of boating destinations to choose from are mind boggling. Our most memorable trip, we launched at the Saint Joe Bay Marina. From there we went out to the Western tip of Cape San Blas & had a picnic on the beach. We packed up from there and headed up the intracoastal canal. Making our Way East to Lake Wimico, we realized that would have been the perfect spot for Skiing or Tubing. Going on, we exited the Intracoastal Canal at East Bay and headed for West Pass (South side of Saint Vincent Island). The channels are tricky here, talk to some locals for sure before heading out. Our plan was to tie up at the Indian Pass boat launch and then retrieve the tow vehicle from the Saint Joe Marina.

The beach is unique. I highly recommend bringing an ATV to explore it to the fullest! Also a Kayak or two would be highly recommended, as many of the fishing grounds are fairly shallow and possibly more enjoyable at a slow pace. Several fishing charters were out and about, and we saw many species caught.

Our vacation started with a few days of rain, which allowed us to stock up on groceries and a few other things to prep the boat. Without those few days of rain, we'd have panicked to take advantage of each day, likely regretting the fact we'd not done enough shopping to stay put.

Of the four children, they've vowed to return next 4th of July Holliday, and each and every thereafter. The grown ups are inclined to agree!
Jul 2010
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average rating of 4.92 based on 53 reviews

Three Palms----A wonderful Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Three Palms in Indian Pass from Lydia and George for the Month of February, 2015, and could not be happier with the stay. Three Palms is a great house with lots of space. The Burns go out of their way to make sure everything is right. The house is clean and very comfortable. It is In a great location just minutes from the most beautiful beach you can imaging. Dolphins swimming close to shore and miles of white sand to walk on and fish from. Indian Pass is truly the forgotten coast in Florida. Very quite and private. Oh, and while you are there Donna, the property manager makes herself available for any questions you might have, from where to eat to where to fish!!! When you get to Indian Pass please eat at the Owls Café and Hole in the Wall in Apalachicola . You cannot beat the shrimp and oysters. Freshest you will ever have. So do yourself and family a favor and book some time at Three Palms in Indian Pass Florida. You will not regret it, and may not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple stayed at 3 Palms on 1/23-131/2015. The home was very large and we had everything we needed. The beach was only 200 yards away and we had a nice gulf view from the second story. Peter and his wife were very easy to work with and they even called us to make sure that all of our needs were taken care of. We will definitely be returning to 3 Palms in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and well thought out!!

A few years ago, we decided to gather with family and friends over Thanksgiving at the beach. We chose Three Palms this year and feel that it was an excellent choice. We had plenty of room for our family and dogs. We loved the beach access and the laid-back feel of the area. The house was well equipped and everyone had a quiet place to relax either inside or outside. We came with adults, dogs and teenage girls. All had fun! Shuffle board was a hoot! The outside shower was a blessing especially after the dogs had their run on the beach. The weather was too cool for a swim in the pool, but the fenced backyard was great for the dogs. Donna and Peter were gracious and very helpful with any needs. If you rent this property you will LOVE it and the area! Thanks for a great place to get away and enjoy family friends and be able to bring our dogs!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a beach house on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Our stay was a great experience. The owner was most helpful throughout the booking process and especially conscientious during the week to assure that we found everything in a satisfactory condition. While there, he made a couple of calls as did the concierge (Donna) to see if we needed anything or had any problems. We found the property very clean inside and out and were pleased. Donna made helpful suggestions and thoroughly answered questions regarding local restaurants, etc. We ate out a couple of times, but took advantage of the excellent kitchen facilities and ample dining areas. We cooked the majority of the week. The Kitchen was equipped with any and all equipment & appliances we needed. We found it lacking in no respects. All one needs to bring is food. There are two refrigerators to accommodate cool storage for food, also a washer and dryer that was helpful with four grandkids.

This was a family vacation which included our immediate family. My mom, siblings & spouses, children, and grandkids.. We even had one pet. There were 14 total. The house is extremely spacious and with all the outside porches, ample seating, the great pool area, and very large common area on the main floor, we were never overcrowded. The family came and went at their leisure.

The beach was a very short walk and not crowded. My mom, my wife, and I have all had knee replacements and made the trek without incident. The neighborhood was clean, quiet, and not overcrowded as is sometimes the case in beach settings. No commercialization, Just a good relaxing place to lay back with the family and enjoy the Gulf.

In conclusion, I would have no reservation in recommending this property, especially for a family group.

Tom T

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, the owner was extremely helpful, answered any and all questions we had before and during our stay, including checking up afterward. He was great! The house was extremely accommodating for all 10 of our party ages 5 to Nana :). It was extremely clean upon arrival and had more than enough storage for all our luggage. We also had our family dog with us and we never once felt crowded. We ate and prepared almost every meal at the house without any issue. The amenities from the laundry to the pool were all in fantastic shape. The distance to the beach is also fantastic; from the top porch of the house you can easily see the ocean. The beach itself was very, very clean and was not crowded. We will absolutely consider coming back as this was the most peaceful vacation any of us had enjoyed in a long, long time!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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My Little Piece of Heaven :)

  • 5 of 5

My recent stay at Three Palms was nothing short of perfect! While looking for a place to stay, I was hesitant about booking Three Palms simply because of the size. I mean, it was me…and my two pups! However, after much searching, I kept going back to this property. And, boy am I glad I did.

Three Palms is located in a quiet, peaceful part of fun heaven. I could walk on the beach, take a stroll through the “neighborhood” or simply choose one of many locations on the decks to sit, relax and enjoy. Anytime I felt adventurous, it was absolutely nothing to jump in my truck, drive for a few minutes/miles and discover a whole ‘nother part of nature to admire and enjoy. My boys were always welcomed to go with me, wherever I chose to venture.

The pool! The pool was a life-saver! Not only was it cool, clean and inviting, it was also private and relaxing. With enough chairs and loungers to host an army, I had a new chair each time I went down! (It was also inviting at night, as the lights are on a timer and light up the pool beautifully.)

Don’t let the size of this property keep you from going it alone, or as a couple. The amenities are simply wonderful, and the owners and property manager cannot be surpassed. Their wanting and willingness to accommodate was like none I have experienced. (Donna met me at the "corner" and led me in, making sure I found the place without any problems! She also checked on me several times on my drive down, as I was traveling alone. Now, THAT'S service!!)

The kitchen was well stocked and truly a joy to use. Though I was alone, I’m a cooker! I used it to the best of my ability and never did it disappoint. The Weber grill was a great surprise, and a pleasure to use. Made a pretty killer steak dinner, I did!

Not only was it amazingly clean, I could tell by the quality and amount of appliances, accessories, etc that was in and at Three Palms, the owners’ number one concern is that their tenants be as comfortable and satisfied as possible.

The perfect place for a much-needed getaway, Three Palms will satisfy your every need. Whether you’re like me and want a refuge to read, paint and/or write, or you have an army and just want to have fun, this is the place for you. Rarely do I review my stays simply because they are so-so. Three Palms, however, coaxed me into varying from that habit.

If you’re on the fence, well, just fall off and do it! You won’t regret it. I promise!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Raw Bar- Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
County Highway C-30-A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
300 feet, Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Three Palms is located in the 'Forgotten Coast' area of the Florida Panhandle, between Panama City and Apalachicola / Tallahassee. It is in Gulf County, and unlike Destin, Pensacola and Panama City there are no huge condo's on the beach. In fact building regulations, both commercial and residential, prohibit any kind of buildings taller than 3 stories. This area is a truly pristine, remote and unspoiled paradise. The beach at the Cape San Blas State Park was rated the #1 Beach (Dr. Beach) in all of the USA in 2004.

The St. Joe Bay lays on the East side of Cape San Blas Peninsula and provides for fantastic fishing, snorkeling and Scallop picking.

There is a bike path from the State Park to County Highway C-30-A . You can rent bikes and kayaks to enjoy these activities. Ride horses on the beach. Hire a fishing charter. Play golf. Catch blue crabs. Collect shells. Enjoy the tremendous wildlife species. Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Eagles and may other species.

Fresh Shrimp, Oysters, Crab, Grouper are abundant. Take an Eco-Tour of St. Joe Bay or the Apalachicola River Estuary.

Visit St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge and rent a bike or go fish the many lakes and beach fishing available. Have a bonfire on the beach. Get a permit to ride on the beach.

Enjoy the pool at Three Palms, the quiet neighborhood, the huge amount of living space in the compound and the Indian Pass Boat Ramp less than 1 mile away.

Or.....just lay by the pool,on the beach or deck furniture, and relax!!!!!


Rates & Availability

From $1,680 Per week

Indian Pass House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 - May 22
7 night minimum stay
May 23 - Aug 16
7 night minimum stay
Nov 30 - Feb 27
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/linens $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes if cancelled there is a $100 cancellation fee or you can use your depsoit for another week. If cancelled after 30 days there is no refund.

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Indian Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • The Four major BDRM's have full private bath's. There is a half bath right off the kitchen, near utility room. Protected Outdoor shower near pool on ground level, no toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds with twins and another twin with trundle
  • Three Palms has 4 BDR's with private bath and closet in each one. 3 BDR's Have King beds, and the 4th BDR has two twin beds. All four BDR's have private door that opens up onto porch/deck area with seating area and gorgeous vistas of Gulf of Mexico. The twin BDR and another BDR are right off main floor/kitchen area. There are 2 other BDR up stairs. Also on the top floor there is a huge room, called the 'Great Room', this features 2 sets of bunk beds, (sleeps 4) and a trundle bed (sleeps 2) . There is giant big screen Sony TV, loads of furniture, DVD and CD player. The 'Great Room' also has two separate doors that open out onto the porch/deck for easy access. From the bunk beds, you have fantastic views of the Gulf.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 40 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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