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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

The beauty of the setting of this home is unmatchable. From the large open porch, view pristine white sandy beaches of Indian Pass with multiple species of sea birds, enjoy watching dolphins in the Gulf, and experience stars at night like you've never seen them. Even night owls will want to awaken for the spectacular sunrises peeking above the Western tip of beautiful St. Vincent's Island, a National Wildlife Refuge just a short kayak trip away. Once you've stayed at 'Starlight by the Sea' you'll never want to leave--it happens to everyone.

This home was designed by the owners for fun for the entire family, all ages and including the 4-legged members as well. Indian Pass is the dog friendliest beach you'll ever find. Like horses? We're horse friendly, too. Ride the 5000 acre Buffer Preserve or the 8000 acre Box R Ranch, or with permits and tail bags, ride the lovely beaches of Indian Pass and Cape San Blas. There's also great fishing, boating, and golfing. After all this activity, relax swinging in the hammock, sunning on the open deck, or reading a good book in the shade of the veranda. Then stroll the beach for a magnificent sunset. It truly is magical.

IF YOUR IDEA OF A GREAT VACATION IS...

To gently awaken in bed with a view of a huge red sun peeking over the horizon and the sound of seagulls and waves lapping the shore

To sit on a breezy porch with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico and watch dolphins frolicking in blue water and blue herons walking along a snow white beach

To eat sunset dinners al fresco while watching the Gulf of Mexico turn an iridescent blue against a pink sky

To lounge on comfortable chairs looking up at star-filled nights and moonlight shining on the sea

THEN 'BOOK NOW' AT 'STARLIGHT BY THE SEA'

Keywords: House, beachfront, single family home

More Details

Owner
Joy Stallings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Joy Stallings

I am an anthropologist and my husband is a commercial real estate attorney. We are both now retired with 3 horses and 4 dogs, living quite a different lifestyle on Indian Pass from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta city life. As pictured here with me, we often enjoy having our beautiful granddaughter with us at 'Starlight by the Sea', a place filled with years of wonderful times and family memories.

Joy Stallings purchased this house in 1992

Why Joy Stallings chose Florida Panhandle

When we saw our property on Indian Pass in 1992, it was the first time we had visited Indian Pass, even though we had vacationed on Cape San Blas several times with our young children. In fact, our son and daughter were only 6 and 4 years old in 1982 when we first vacationed in the area. As we hiked through the oak trees, palmettos, and palms, and climbed the sand dunes near the beach, we were in awe of the beauty we beheld. It was like finding a secret hideaway, with beautiful natural vegetation, gently curving white sandy beaches, and a view of an uninhabited barrier island displaying a show of seabirds hunting their supper in the blue gulf waters. And, amazingly, that is the way it's been ever since...

What makes this house unique

The uniqueness of 'Starlight by the Sea' and Indian Pass can be summed up in a couple of words--family fun! It's a place where everyone, furry ones included, can relax, play, feel at home, and enjoy the quiet, pristine, natural beauty of the coast. We built 'Starlight by the Sea' in 1996, and our focus was to experience as much of the natural beauty of Indian Pass from all areas of the house, to be comfortable for all ages, from parents and grandparents to young children, and to accommodate our 4 legged family members as well. It has certainly fulfilled all our dreams for our family, and we think it can for yours as well.

Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom, Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
boardwalk to the beach; large 20 X 40 ft porch; each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch; outdoor hot/cold shower; view of St. Vincent Island NWR

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Starlight by the Sea, the porch, the view, straight from your dreams
average rating of 4.887097 based on 62 reviews
Knoxville TN
5

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this area for a vacation for about 15 years now and we have finally found the perfect place. We stayed here in early November for a week. The experience started off well with timely communication by the owner. When we arrived the home was even better than expected! The pictures don't do it justice. The home was extremely clean, very well appointed, and felt much more like a home than a rental. The beds were comfortable and the linens so soft. The outside back deck was huge! I read an entire book in the hammock! The beach was quiet and clean. We saw dolphins, sting rays and many jelly fish. The nature preserve was very intriguing to look at . We hated to leave. Our damage deposit was returned within days. We will certainly be back to Indian Pass and we want to stay at Starlight by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME!!!

  • 5 of 5

Didn't want to leave! Love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will just have to come back! So glad your 2nd visit was as fun as your first. We look forward to having you again. Best, Joy
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5

Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

This was my fourth stay at Starlight and it was wonderful as always. Super clean, well stocked, comfy beds and a view to die for...

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Starlight by the Sea" and I feel like you are an old friend. So glad you returned and had another great vacation. Always happy to hear from you. Best, Joy
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Enjoyed the stay

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Starlight by the Sea, the water was very unstable, lots of jelly fish and strong currents but we were able to get in the water on calm days.

I would recommend the property it was nice and relaxing.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed "Starlight by the Sea", and feel badly that mother nature interfered with your long awaited vacation. Jelly fish and strong currents are not typical. We often take our young granddaughters there to swim in front of the house because it is so calm and they don't have to worry about being knocked down by strong waves. I know it is a disappointment when ideal weather conditions and unpredictable circumstances occur, like jelly fish coming to shore. We always hope our guests have ideal conditions and feel badly when they don't. Per our conversation today, I am happy to hear you enjoyed our home, found it comfortable, and had some very nice and relaxing time on the porch. You mentioned to me you would like to come again. We would love to have you, and hopefully, mother nature will cooperate next time. Kind regards, Joy
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5

We love Starlight by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

Why is it that our week here went by so fast!!! This is our third time to stay at this wonderful home, and I still could just stare at the view all day! TS Cindy brought up some great shells, the shrimp was delicious, and everyone had a great time. The sunrises were spectacular...the colors are amazing! Ladybug was on the beach every minute someone would take her down! We so appreciate you sharing your home with us, and look forward to next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy your 3rd Starlight vacation was fun for all, and we look forward to having you again next year. Sounds like Ladybug is quite the beach lover. Love it!
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Saint Cloud, FL
5

Great location and wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

You can't get a better location for a quiet beach getaway on our own bit of beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim, for submitting your review. Glad you had a great vacation at "Starlight by the Sea".
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Map

Car: necessary

Private gated boardwalk to the beach, large 20X40 ft porch with panoramic Gulf views. Each bedroom has sliding glass doors to porch, master bedroom has private bath, walk-in closet, wood fireplace, and TV. LR has large flat screen TV and wood fireplace.

Private driveway with ample parking and RV hookup. Covered lighted parking under the house large enough for several vehicles.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

All linens, towels, etc. are included. No linen or cleaning fee. There is a pet fee of $100 per pet. Turnover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.