|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
'OH THE VIEW! Looking out over the ocean brought instant peace and relaxation. It doesn't get much better than sitting out on the porch in rocking chairs' .from a recent guest,
Grab a cup of coffee and relax on the porch in the morning, enjoying your gulf front view of Cape San Blas, dolphins swimming out close to you. Enjoy the beach, which is only footsteps away. We have plenty of room for your beach gear, an outdoor shower and 2 huge porches for hanging out. Perfect for families who want it all;beachfront plus privacy and room to breathe.
Huge kitchen, hardwood floors, cable TV, DVD, WiFi, washer, dryer, fully stocked kitchen. You have a view from the kitchen, dining room, living area,upstairs bedrooms and master bedroom.. Located 5.4 miles east of the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, it is a perfect place for a family vacation, and offers privacy to 3 couples. Local ownership insures quick attention to any requests and a proven history of upkeep and repair.
This is a perfect area for those who don't want the glitz and glamour (and crowded beaches, clogged traffic, and congestion) of other beautiful beaches. Just relax with us and find out what 'old Florida' means!
No parties or weddings even though we are beachfront- our insurance forbids it.
We encourage you to read our guests' comments and you'll see why we're proud of what we do and what we offer.
Winter Visitors! We will discuss winter rentals with those interested.
Please do not contact us about reductions in the rental rate- we are the most reasonably priced beachfront house and do not look kindly on attempts to further lower our rate.
Keywords: beach house, beach front home, Mexico Beach, beach rental, GULF FRONT, Gulf County, 3 bedroom, sunset views, Forgotten Coast, St. Joe Beach
Owned by 3 siblings, the family who lives 7 miles away (in Port St Joe) manages the property.
The Owner purchased this house in 1986
The land, long owned by the family, finally got its house when everybody realized what a special site it was. Located on a part of the beach where houses are spaced far apart, only 14 lots enjoyed this prime location. The spot also boasted a perfect sunset view- voila, the decision was made. The house, though simple, was architect-designed for maximum comfort during a beach stay. the privacy, the view, the beautiful water and white sand beach that have been beloved by family members for generations were the reasons for the location choice.
Although there are nearby activities, you feel like you are 'home' when you're in this comfortable house.Great spot to enjoy cooking- a generous well-stocked kitchen plus great selection of restaurants. Extremely roomy, leading to pleasant family interaction. Large porches for relaxing, watching kids swim, and enjoying the sunset.
This was my first trip to this beautiful beach house at Port St. Joe Beach. We came the weekend of a songwriters' festival in town and had a blast traveling to different restaurants and bars in the area to hear musicians. Walking only a few steps from the back door to the beach was magical! My husband and I spend each night on the porch watching the sunset and the sky fill with stars. The house was so spacious and we have already began planning out trip to come back with two other couples as there is plenty of room on one side of this duplex for three couples. If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing getaway with all of the comforts of home you MUST stay here!
We have been coming to the Gibson beach house for going on 18+ years every summer in July ! I look forward to this all year long. It is the best beach house on the gulf we have ever stayed in ! It has everything you need and more . Nothing like sitting in those rocking chairs at all hours of the day and listening to the waves roll in . The beds are comfortable and the bathroom renos were wonderful ! We had never had a problem with anything ! All of our family fills it up and we all sleep comfortably ! I would recommend this house to anyone ! You will not be let down . Our family will not stay anywhere else !
We absolutely LOVE this house and location!! Many of our relatives, young and not-so-young, meet here each year to enjoy a week of beautiful sunsets in a relaxing atmosphere. Over the years, we have rented half the duplex (3 bedrooms) as well as the whole house (6 bedrooms). The great thing about renting the whole house is when you open the sliding doors, you get two kitchens, two dining rooms, and two living rooms that are side by side… which is awesome for family reunions or when you just have too many people for half the house. Either way, you will love staying here.
The best part is the view!! The long covered porches, with plenty of rocking chairs, overlook the sand dunes, white powdery beach, beautiful gulf water, and stunning sunsets. We leave our beach chairs, sand toys, and canopies on the beach all week. No one has ever bothered them and you won’t have to lug them back and forth each day.
The grocery store, small shops, dollar stores, several great restaurants, boat rentals, etc., are all just a few minutes away in Port St. Joe. Panama City is about 45 minutes away if you want to do “big city” things. We usually prefer to just sit on the beach or porch all day!! Check-out day always comes too quickly, but the year also flies by and we’re back again for some fun in the sun!! Can't wait!!!
The Gibson Duplex is one of my favorite places! I have stayed there numerous times over the years and have many wonderful memories. This past trip was a new experience for me since I was traveling with five 13 year old girls! I was concerned that we would be too noisy, or that the vacationers next door might be. : ) Ha! The house is completely sound proof. Believe me, we tested it! The porches are so big that we never felt crowded, or even as if there was anyone there but us.
The Gibson Duplex is always neat and clean. Fresh linens and towels were waiting on the table when we arrived. The kitchen is well stocked with all sorts of cooking supplies. You have everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. The rooms are spacious and well designed with built in sinks and mirrors.
There is plenty to do in the area for all ages. Port St. Joe is minutes away and has the cutest little shops and a wide variety of restaurants. We didn’t make it out to Cape San Blas this trip but it is always delightful and rated the top beach in America on many reviews. We were an hour away from Panama City Beach and drove over for the teens to hang out at Pier Park for an afternoon and evening. One night the girls sang karaoke at Toucan’s after playing volleyball there all afternoon. With all that said, my favorite thing to do in the area is hang at the Gibson Duplex and build a fire on the beach!
All in all, it was a blessed trip!!
We had a wonderful, relaxing month's stay in February 2014 at the Gibson Duplex on St Joe Beach in the Mexico Beach/Port St Joe area. The duplex was everything the description said, and the photos did a great job of displaying the duplex's features, like the covered decks on both levels, the spacious bedrooms (with additional vanities and sinks) and the living room and dining area with their scenic view of the beach and gulf. The upper level bedrooms were great for our overnight guests, who had privacy and amble space for their belongings; and we enjoyed the new king sized bed in the master bedroom.
The duplex was extremely well maintained, very clean, and had all the amenities you might need in the kitchen. The owners were available and a great resource on things to do and see in the area.
We loved the local restaurants and had delicious seafood cuisine. We especially enjoyed Killer Seafood, the Fish House and Triple Tail. Best of all, we enjoyed walking the beach and watching the beautiful sunsets. We definitely would recommend staying at the Gibson Duplex and plan to return ourselves next year.
We have come for the past two years and plan on next March'14 - it is clean, spacious, simple and very comfortable with plenty of room for up to ten people -the porches are awesome! The beach is the most beautiful beach we have been to(and we have seen many!). love the place and plan to return-half is perfect w/o any hassles. From the front windows you cannot even see another property on the beach which makes it very, very private and pristine! Would recommend this property and have. Just want to make sure we can return because we feel it is a diamond in the rough. The owners are very helpful and informative.
Watching Sunsets from the decks, inside the home or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive . Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar - May
Mar 1 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 24 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
|linen service||$45 + Tax|
|refundable cleaning fee||$200|
|Notes||Personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted. The full balance due must be received two weeks prior to the reservation.|