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Gulf Front Home - Track of the Moon - See Our Video

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Port Saint Joe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)




Wake up at the beach on Indian Pass, where there are no high rises, no traffic, no worries, just wind, sand and surf. Enjoy your stay in this quaint community that is centrally located between Port St. Joe and historic Apalachicola. You will be less than a mile down the beach from St. Vincent’s Island, a 15,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge that is great for nature lovers. Spend some time there and you may just catch a glimpse of the American Bald Eagles that nest there. It is also just a short drive to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. This is the Florida you’ve been looking for.

This beach front home is beautifully decorated with a split floor plan and screened porch overlooking the waves. The decks off of two of the bedrooms have gulf-front views. The personal boardwalk from the home takes you to the beach for swimming, shelling, surf fishing and great beach walks. You won’t find a better view.

Features include a fully equipped kitchen with newer appliances, central heat & air, ceiling fans, washer & dryer, dishwasher, cable TV, phone, bamboo wood floors, outside shower, covered parking, wireless internet and gas grill, all less than one mile from the boat ramp.

Keywords: Beach front,water front, gulf front, Indian Pass, beach, Florida

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Larry

We have been married for 22 years and have four children. Two daughters, 27 and 13 and two sons, twin TEN year olds. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Larry purchased this house in 2007

Why Larry chose Florida Panhandle

We began going to Indian Pass in 2001. It soon became one of our favorite places to go to get away from the hectic pace of our daily lives in New Orleans. As we had children and began taking them to Indian Pass we realized that it was something that we wanted to become a tradition for our family and a place for us to eventually have a retirement home.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about any house at the beach is the proximity and access to the beach. Ours is second to none. Indian Pass is probably the most laid back of all of the beaches in the 'Forgotten Coast' area and we have a boardwalk right to it. This is particularly ideal for children since you do not have to deal with walking to the public crossovers. You leave your stuff on the beach all day and just leave it at the end of the boardwalk until the next day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the outside shower being able to see the ocean and shower at the same time! The weather was great and the LOCATION perfect. Maisie
Jun 2011
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Gulf Front Home - Track of the Moon - See Our Video
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 17 reviews

Great time with the real Florida!

  • 4 of 5

This is one of the most private spots I have ever been in Florida. The house was well accommodating for all of our needs. It was well stocked in the kitchen and this led to us "dining in" most nights. The private walk to the beach was also nice. We done a lot of fishing and relaxing on the beach. I do wish however some of the trees and bushes would have been trimmed/removed. Overall this is a great place to take your family if you are looking to connect with the real forgotten coast.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason, I am glad you enjoyed your time!
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Syracuse, New York

Great House in a Peaceful Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described on the website. While a previous reviewer had concerns about additional costs, we did not encounter any changes in costs from our original agreement. The owners were always available by email and responded promptly. The house was well designed--plenty of screen options so that doors could be left open to the breeze. The beach was beautiful and not at all crowded, the water was ideal and the vegetation around the house added more interest than you usually see with beachfront property. We were vacationing with our adult children and opted to 'cook in' each night. The kitchen was adequately stocked to meet our needs. The grocery stores in Apalachicola and Port St Joe are about a 20 minute drive but that was well worth it to maintain the undeveloped serenity of the actual vacation spot. Thanks so much for opening your home, we had a wonderful time and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We rented this place for a week. It was all we hoped for and more. The house was spacious and well laid-out. THe screened-in porch was perfect for rainy days, and the rest of the porch wonderful to gaze at the beautiful night sky with all its stars.

The boardwalk made it easy to traverse the vegetation and still be able to admire the flowers and butterflies as we headed to the beach.

The sand there was so soft and never too hot -- perfect for buildling sandcastles, just relaxing or strolling along the water's edge looking for sanddollars and shells. We loved the waves on windy days and found that the shore on the spit dropped off very gradually so that we could venture out quite a distance with our grandchildren on calmer days.

We saw people fishing right from the shore, although the beach in front of our rental place was mostly deserted except for us.

In spite of some rainy days, we had some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Lots of shore birds; I especially liked the brown pelicans. The rolling canonball jellyfish were interesting to watch when we found out they posed absolutely no danger. We even spotted dolphins and rays!

A most wonderful spot. I hope the area does not get more developed. This is what I always dreamed the REAL Florida was like.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice time but pricey. Watch for hidden costs from rental company

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay overall at Track of the Moon. I was frustrated w/ the elevated hidden costs - over $300 to the rental company. We've stayed at TyBee Island & St George in the past for half that amount. We were looking forward to swimming but were not expecting so many ocean creatures so close (ankle deep water) to shore. We saw Hammerhead sharks and other large fish and LOTS of sting rays, right where we wanted to swim. The last few days the sand bar close to the house was littered w/ cannonball jelly fish. My daughter counted 40! Thankfully that was just our final two days. We expect some ocean life to be in the water - certainly! But personally we weren't comfortable w/ the sharks & sting rays! Many folks were fishing - I don't know if that made an effect... the house was nice. Not a lot of sitting room in the living room - just the couch. And watch out for the nails poking out of the porch! they are rusty and cut easily.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thanks for your review and 4 out of 5 stars. I am happy that you had a mostly great experience. To eliminate any possible confusion for our future guests please be aware that the prices quoted and the prices posted are always the price paid. When you receive the bill from my agent there is a breakdown of charges for things like cleaning the home after departure and linen usage. But rest assured, it is never in addition to the price you get from VRBO or me as the homeowner. And the benefit of having an agent locally can’t be overstated. If you ever have any issues or need advice about the area they are always available to help. It is true that the area is brimming with wildlife of all kinds. This includes sea life. I am happy that the jellyfish were only present for two days. When they do appear it is generally for a short time and then they are gone. The good thing about the Cannonball Jellyfish is they do not sting if you bump into one. They are really amazing and beautiful creatures. This is the first I have ever heard of a hammerhead on our beach, but I am sure it will not be the last; it is the beach after all. Finally, one of the benefits to staying at our home is that it sits right on the beach. However it requires a boardwalk to get over the dunes to the water. This boardwalk, while very convenient, is the highest maintenance item we have. The constant exposure to the salt air and sea spray requires that it be maintained constantly because of expansion and contraction of the wood. This is why many area homes do not have a boardwalk and require use of the public crossovers. We do our best to maintain it and keep it safe and will continue to do so. We will even request additional attention based on this concern. When there with our family we always wear flip flops and just leave them at the end of the boardwalk when we step off into the sand. Just the smallest amount of caution should prevent any mishaps.
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Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Track of the Moon and it was fantastic! Unfortunately it did rain quite often at the beginning of our stay but that did not keep us from enjoying our time. We spent our days fishing off the beach, scalloping in the bay and looking for seashells and sand dollars on the sand bar. There was no shortage of beautiful huge shells and sand dollars of all sizes! Our children are 11, 5 and 2 and they had a blast all week. The kitchen was well stocked with all the essentials you could need. We loved that we could park under the house. Another plus was the boardwalk directly from the house to the beach. We even left our Canopy up with our sand toys and chairs on the beach all week. It was great not having to haul all of that back and forth to the house. The rental office sent someone over to replace the glass in the sliding doors and fix a sticky door lock and he was super friendly. The house was very clean compared to others we have rented in the area before. I would most definitely recommend this property to friends and family. Overall, we really had a great time and Larry, the owner, was a very gracious host and allowed us to stay an extra day. I really hated to leave that beautiful beach paradise and I sincerely hope to get to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. I am glad you had a great time! Thanks for being patient with the glass installer on the replacement glass. At least now the fogged glass on the sliding door is history. Let us know if we can help you in the future.
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Huntsville, Al.

a fall vacation at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to "Track of the Moon" and hopefully will not be our last. We like the quiet

surroundings , sitting on the screen porch listening to the ocean. Taking the boardwalk to the beach and

trying to identify the wild flowers along the way.

Easy to get to Port.St. Joe and Apalachicola for shopping and great seafood

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Pass Boat Ramp

This is a fishermans paradise,located between the Indian Pass lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico; crabbing, seasonal scalloping, bird watching, check out St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, a mile away, and you may catch a glimpse of the resident American Bald Eagles!


Rates & Availability

Port Saint Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 14 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Monthly rates are available September thru March. Only weekly reservations are accepted during spring and summer. No additional nights except full weeks are accepted during that time. All weekly rentals begin and end on Saturdays. All weekly rates include fees for linens, cleaning, etc. Nightly and monthly rates don't. Rates are subject to change until confirmation of reservation by owner.

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Port Saint Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Folding bed/cot available in house, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private boardwalk to the beach, hot and cold water outdoor shower, screened porch overlooking the beach, wood floors, less than a mile to public boat launch

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