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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Beach

Andy & Linda Cave

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Andy & Linda Cave

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


St. Joe Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

My Wife Linda and i discovered the 'Forgotten Coast' some time back, thanks to a friend's reccomendation. Ever since we first came to the St. Joe Beach area, we fell in love with its peace, tranquility and relaxed way of life.

Life can be stressfull, and we think its vital to have somewhere to get away from the craziness of everyday life and relax.

If you have a dog or pets, don't forget that Port St Joe was just voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.....Spend some time here and you"ll understand why our friends are always welcome in town or on the beach.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our house and will do anything we can to make sure your stay is as memorable as it is relaxing.

Welcome to Pelican Haven......walk on the beach, collect shells, watch the dolphins and the sunsets.....and RELAX..

Andy & Linda Cave

Keywords: Private House, Large fenced yard. Corner Lot.

One block from Beach

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andy & Linda Cave (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Andy & Linda Cave

I'm a sales manager in North Alabama, and my wife Linda runs an internet business. We have three dogs and two cats and live north of Birmingham AL.

We LOVE the beach and come to St Joe beach and Port St Joe any chance we have to get away. We have made many new friends in the area and have the best neighbors in St Joe beach.

Andy & Linda Cave purchased this house in 2011

Why Andy & Linda Cave chose St. Joe Beach

Its a fairly short drive from most anywhere in the Southeast. The beach is gorgeous, the lifestyle and folks are friendly, relaxed. There are numerous good places to eat, as well as locally caught seafood in abundance.

Port St Joe was just voted as the most pet friendly vacation destination in the entire United States for 2015. The towns and beaches are super dog friendly, and its a great bonus to be able to bring your "other" family members along on your vacation.

What makes this house unique

After many years staying in hotels, its a different world vacationing in a real home. We have taken great care to furnish this home for our guests, and we have provided many things that we found lacking in other rental homes that we have stayed at over the years. The furniture is nice, clean and comfortable, There are HD, Flatscreen TV's in each room, The mattresses are top quality. We provide quality linens and bath towels. And there is no need to pack a bulky beach towel - we got that covered too! We also decided to provide Directv HD sattelite instead of the local cable service as thats what we have in our home. High speed internet, Unlimited local and long distance calling is provided. We provide large beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, a good selection of family friendly DVD's and a great selection of kids toys and games. You are even welcome to use our bikes to cruise the neighborhood and the bike paths.

The house has a very private fully fenced large backyard, with an outdoor private shower, and a fully screened porch. There is a gas grill with tools and propane is provided for you - if you are in the mood for a cook-out.

The kitchen comes furnished with everything to make your stay easy and relaxed. There is even a coffee bean grinder. A crock pot, toaster oven and a blender.

The beach is extremely close. (220 steps from your front door) The Dollar General store is a hop skip and a jump away! It is stocked with grocery items, snacks and (almost anything) else you may need. You can hear the ocean from the house. Port St. Joe is only a ten minute drive, and the Mexico Beach pier is also only a ten minute drive.

There are many great places to eat, and the local supermarket in Port St Joe sells great locally caught fish and shrimp if you want to come home and grill out.

We love our house at the beach, and we think you will too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had the best time at this wonderful home by the beach. The home was clean and completely equipped. The pictures on the listing are absolutely accurate, and the owners were so helpful and kind.

Its only a very short drive to Appalachicola and St Josephs Penninsula. Port St Joe and the marina are only ten minutes away and really nice to walk around.

The beach is two minutes walk and was just beautiful. If you like to collect shells, this is for you. The whole area around the home is relaxed and quiet, and we made friends with some of the neighbors.

I cant wait to come back again next fall!!
Oct 2012
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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Beach
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 25 reviews
Fayetteville, GA

Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home after our first stay at Pelican Haven and boy do we feel spoiled now! This was our family’s first trip down to Florida with our two children ages 5 & 1 and we can’t wait to plan our next vacation. We were looking for something close to the beach where we could easily walk with them back and forth for meals/naps/etc. and a nice clean beach and area to swim. This house was just perfect! Everything was just as pictured/described, clean & comfortable, smartly decorated, stocked with the essentials (and extras so you don't have to bring beach chairs/umbrella etc.). The owners even have a little “treasure chest” toy box that the kids Loved and helped out when we had some rain showers that kept us in. You can literally unpack, put on your suits, and head to the beach! The beach is an easy block walk (you do cross one semi-busy street, so kids can't go alone) to beautiful white sand beach. The water was warm and we all had fun collecting shells, splashing/swimming in the water, and building sand castles. We saw a variety of animals….crabs in the morning digging out their holes (even caught a little one briefly), several types of beach birds including a beautiful large Egret who likes to hang out behind the fishermen down the beach, pelicans diving for fish, little clams that my 5 yr old kept in a pail to watch, and one day even saw a group of dolphins as they passed by out in the bay. The backyard is fenced with a nice screened in porch and an outdoor shower great for rinsing off, but not connected directly to the house. We drove the short 5 min to Mexico beach a couple of times to eat out. The whole area/trip was low-key, easy and relaxing. The owners were wonderful to work with and we are so grateful they have shared their home with our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristie, Thanks so much for the kind words, and we are SO glad you guys had a great time. Getting to know wonderful folks like you and your family, make this worthwhile for Linda and I. I loved the pictures of the family on the beach that you sent, and I hope you guys come again soon to make more memories! Thank you again Kristie, Andy & Linda

We stayed at Pelican Haven for the month of March, 2015

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Pelican Haven. The house was very clean, well stocked, and well organized. The owners are so kind and made our stay there very nice. We enjoyed Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach areas very much because they aren't so developed as the rest of Florida seems to be. We enjoyed long walks on the beaches with our dog. The towns are pet friendly and we met more people just because they seemed to like petting our dog, Midge. The water was beautiful there too and we swam every day. Since we are used to the cold water of Lake Superior, this water seemed like bath water. The house is located on the other side of HWY 98, just a short walk to the swimming beach. All age groups would enjoy this place. One of my favorite activities was flying my kite...I had a lot of fun doing that. We hope to return one day because we really had a good time. Even though we never met the owners, I feel like we know them because they were only a phone call or email away and also the way they have the house decorated makes you feel like you are being welcomed into their home. This was our first time renting through VRBO and we were very happy with our experience. I'm happy to be home, but I miss Pelican Haven already!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for the kind words. Linda and I are so glad you, Bill and Midge had a great time at the beach, and that Midge enjoyed the long walks... Its so much fun getting to know new friends, and we really enjoyed being a small part of your stay at St Joe beach. Also thanks for letting us know you got home safe and sound! If theres ever anything we can do for you just let us know, and we hope you come back to St Joe beach soon. Have a great summer! Andy & Linda

New England Visitors Escape to Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our dog for the month of February 2015. It was wonderful not dealing with the unending snowstorms and terrible weather in the northeast. Florida was unseasonably cool and we often wore slacks and long sleeve shirts. Despite the temps, it was mainly sunny and the beach was beautiful for walking. The house is set up with everything you need and situated one block back from Rt 98, which is good. Beach is just on the other side of that road and walk from house to beach is easy. Furniture is comfortable and we found kitchen/pantry, etc. was well supplied. Whatever we used, we just replaced if we did not buy/bring our own. One thing to note: I had visions of pushing my dog out the back door into the fenced yard every morning while I wandered around in my pajamas fixing coffee, etc. However, backyard and screen room in backyard can only be accessed by gate at back end of driveway, outside of home's entry door - no "lazy-in-your-bathrobe" way to do it without giving the neighbors more than they bargained for! That wasn’t terrible though; it just meant we got dressed and took her out and we walked, which she liked better anyway. We did enjoy the decor and colors of the home and spent a good deal of time there reading, eating in, watching TV, using our laptop, etc., just like at home. This was a good thing since the visit was a of a longer duration. We visited Apalachicola twice, which husband really liked. I enjoyed Cape San Blas and we drove to Panama City Beach one day and also the place where the dead lakes are. We ate at most all the restaurants in the area at one time or another. We had our fill of oysters (liked Indian Pass Trading Post in Indian Pass and Boss Oysters in Apalachicola) and shrimp. Husband went out twice with “Fish’n Express” and caught red snapper and grouper, which we enjoyed both there and now here at home! The dog and I enjoyed our daily walks on the beach. And husband and I also liked the Lookout Lounge, which is a weird little bar/package store right near the time zone line (in Mexico Beach area) that reminded us of a place we used to visit in our "old days". We had a great time visiting this area in Florida and Andy and Linda made it easy for us as first-time VRBO users to navigate through the process. You guys are the best – come up and eat some lobster with us sometime!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, Linda and I are so happy that you had the break from the New England winter that you needed. Its an absolute pleasure getting to know you both, and wer'e so glad you bought Amber and she had a good time too. Its so nice for us to be able to be a small part of making sure that nice people have a great vacation. It was so good to hear back from you both that the trip home was safe too. We hope that you all come back again next year, like so many of our new friends do. We just might take you up on the Lobster invitation too Ken....God bless you all guys, and have a great summer......Andy & Linda
Northern Kentucky

Excellent rental in St. Joe Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely a home away from home. Just bring your clothes and you're ready to go! My family stayed at Pelican Haven in June of 2014 and we were pleased that it had all of the amenities we needed, was exceptionally clean for a rental, and the owners were very gracious and accommodated our needs! We had a scheduling conflict with the original booked date and they allowed us to reschedule to another open block of time without any hassle at all. The property does not have any steps from the private driveway into the house and is an open format, so it is very accessible. The two bedrooms have very comfortable beds and nice closets and dressers. The bathrooms are clean and shower has great water pressure with detachable hand held shower head (for little kids who are sandy from the beach). The kitchen contains everything you need for cooking meals when you dine in and service for 6 or 8 people (bowls, cups, plates, silverware) plus pots, pans, strainers, and serving utensils. The owners have labeled all cabinets and drawers to help guests return any items to the proper spot (which came in very handy when unloading dishwasher or washing/restocking towels and sheets!). The shed has bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand buckets and many other things for guest use so you don't have to spend your money on them or haul them from home! The house is located just across Hwy 98. It is less than a 5 minute walk and has direct boardwalk beach access directly across the road. It really is the most convenient, clean, and well appointed property that we have found in the area for this price. Andy and Linda Cave were awesome to work with - very friendly and helpful and responded quickly. We will definitely choose Pelican Haven when we come back to St. Joe Beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to send such a detailed review. People like you and your family are the reason Linda and I enjoy renting our home out. Its such a blessing to be able to help other nice folks have a much needed vacation and to simply come in and feel at home when they come to Pelican Haven. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to you coming back again. With thanks, Andy & Linda
Church Hill, TN, USA

Relaxing beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

The Port St. Joe area is a nice, quiet little place to relax and get away from everything. It's a great place to go if you just want to relax on the beach because it's not crowded and there isn't much out there. Pelican Haven was very clean and cozy, and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amanda, wer'e really glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks again for choosing Pelican Haven. Have a great Summer! Andy & Linda


  • 5 of 5

Great location , friendly neighbors , clean and comfortable . Walked to beach every day and night for fabulous sunsets . We will be back !

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thanks for the kind words. Wer'e delighted you had a great time at Pelican Haven, and we hope you come back soon, Thanks again, and enjoy the summer, Andy & Linda


Dollar General
"All kinds of general groceries and beach wear and toys.Wine, Beer and household goods Open 8..."
"Great place, Great atmosphere,and Great food. Nice place to eat and take in the view if you ..."
Old Florida Fish House And Bar
Fish House Restaurant
"Probably my favourite. Family atmosphere, wonderful food and service."
Dockside Seafood And Raw Bar
The Thirsty Goat
"Fun place, Great food, drinks and live music"
Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
"The best pizza you will find outside NYC or Chicago. Joes has a wood fired pizza oven, fanta..."
Piggly Wiggly
"Big supermarket with a great meat counter, steaks cut to order, and a great seafood counter ..."
Sunset Coastal Grill
"Wonderful restaurant with stunning views of the sunset over St Josephs bay. Wonderful food, ..."
Bluewater Outriggers
"Fantastic outdoor outfitters next to Piggly Wiggly.....Anything from sun glasses, to Kayaks,..."
Regan's Pub & Oyster Bar
Great Wall
"Good Chinese food.....when you need to take a break from shrimp...."
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Hungry Howies
"In the mood for something delicious and quick?.....Hungry Howies is hard to beat.."
Pepper's Mexican Grill
"Just Great...."
Paul Gant's Bar B Que
"You might have to get in is served form his trailer, and he's only ope..."

Sun, Sand, and Surf is why we come to this beach. But there are a lot more things here for you to fall in love with too.

Port St Joe was recently voted the most pet friendly vacation destination in the United States for 2015.

This area is referred to as the forgotten coast as it is unspoiled like Old Florida - free of heavy commercialization. St.Joe Beach is a great place on the panhandle for family and friends to enjoy the beach and wonderful sunshine

Sheltered by St. Joseph Peninsula, Mexico Beach has no UNDERTOW. So the whole family can swim safely, wade, snorkel, and find seashells along the white sandy beaches. These beaches are among the best in the United States. It just doesn’t get much better than this!

A must visit and only thirty minute drive is the quaint, historic fishing village, of Apalachicola. Sports Ilustrated used the beaches of St George Island for their photo shoot, Octobert of 2011. And St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, in Franklin County, Florida, is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

St. Joe Beach House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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St. Joe Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shampoo-conditioner & soap is under the sink cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1, King size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. 1, Queen size bed. Top of the line Serta mattress set. The sofa in the den is a queen size sleeper sofa with all linens and pillows in the King size bedroom. A laundry basket is in each bedroom closet. Ceiling fans are in each rooms and there is an alarm clock if needed! An extra set of sheets are provided in case you should need to change your sheets while you are there.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Private, large fenced back yard. Outdoor picnic area, Outdoor shower, Large screened sitting and grilling area. Propane gas grill and all utensils. Fully stocked Kitchen. Quality linens and towels provided. Beach towels provided. Coffee bar in kitchen area with bean grinder and blender. You are welcome to use our bicycles and we have beach chairs, umbrellas, and as always, please just treat then as if they were yours.

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