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Cape San Blas-Huge Last Minute Deal Pool- April 7 -April 14-Sleeps 14-Pets

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

BeachFront 5+ BDR/4.5 Bth-POOL- Sleeps 14-Surround Decks-PETS-Private Concierge

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. Please email us or call us and we can give you the best rate and explain any additional fees.

This well appointed five-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.

Please look for our website for more pictures, videos and information. Please email us or call us and we can give you the best rate and explain the additional fees and how to get them waived.

More Details

Property Manager
Lydia Burns
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I enjoyed Three Palms immensely! The House, Layout, Amenities and Beach Location are fabulous. We love the area, it is definitely “Old Florida” at its best. No traffic or congestion and abundant wildlife everywhere. It is a perfect environment to just relax and kick back.

The “Compound” itself has so many wonderful places to promote fun and relaxation. We hung out at the pool with a fence that blocked the wind and wished we had more time to try the paddle boards. Between the ground floor/car port area and the two huge surround decks there are plenty of seating options! Waking up in the morning and looking out to see the trees and water was exhilarating. The star gazing at Night was unrivaled.

Each morning we would walk down the very short beach access path to the huge empty beach. We wished we brought our dogs as the house is pet friendly with doggie gates all over.

The home was well stocked and super clean. Everything we could possibly need was in the home. The owner was very helpful and accommodating, a pleasure to work with. Because the Compound is so large we were worried about it being too big for just the 2 of us, however we found it to be quite a treat to have all that room and space!

We would give Three Palms a 5 Star Rating of 5, and definitely come back and tell our friends and family about this very special beach getaway!

Tia R. – Indiana
Nov 2017
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 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) . Also known as 5th bedroom (sleeps 6)There is giant big screen 58 inch smart 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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 40 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.9 based on 112 reviews

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at three palms.loved the house,pool.The owner was very helpful and nice.The manager Donna also was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy house

  • 4 of 5

Nice and cozy house. Pool was a bit small but perfect for the kids. Short walk to a very beautiful and secluded beach. Closest people to us on the beach where at least 100 yds away. Under 30 seconds away with golf cart.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

I have never written a review for vacation rental before, ever.

Other than check in, we didn't call the manager or owner because there weren't any problems. Midway through the week the owner (Pete) called to make sure that everything was going ok and to make sure we weren't having any problems. In more than 10 years of beach house rentals, that was a first.

After the vacation, he called again to see if there was anything we could suggest to improve the experience, also a first.

If anything the house is better than the pictures, the rooms are larger than the pictures convey. It was clean, bright and well laid out. Everything that was promised was there.

I can unqualifiedly say that I recommend this rental and that I would rent there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It is quite flattering to have your 1st Review Ever, in 10 years! We appreciate how clean you left Three Palms Compound, especially with a full house of 14 folks. We strive to add value to our guest’s vacation experience and it is very important for us to constantly work to improve and update the Compound. Thank you for your comments about how to upgrade the house. We did get another 4- piece toaster and am researching the idea of screening in the ground floor sitting area next to the pool, to help with bugs. You folks were a pleasure to have and we look forward to ya’ll coming back! Peter B.
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Excellent Service and Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot thank my lucky stars enough for this vacation at Three Palms on the forgotten coast. This vacation was the best one of our lives, bar none. The beach was the highlight, of course. We were sitting on the beach and swimming in the ocean for at least 5 hours a day. We all got a few painful burns on the first day, having underestimated the strength of the sun.

Peter, thank you for the excellent service - the best we've ever had when renting a home in Florida. You and Donna were both on the water pressure case as soon as I called, so, thank you! The house was spacious and cozy; the decks were a dream for our morning coffees and afternoon reading times. Everything in the house was more than satisfactory. The kids immensely enjoyed the outdoor games. I do think that the mattresses in the two upstairs master bedrooms can use an upgrade, as well as some other minor stuff (like the cleaning prior to our arrival). Overall though, the environment, beach, PEACEFULNESS, etc. compensated for anything that might have bothered us otherwise.

It was really a dreamy vacation, and I thank you for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks! We are delighted that you enjoyed Three Palms Compound and the beautiful surrounding area. I was a bit concerned that the area might be too remote for you folks especially being from New York state. But obviously it was perfect for ya’ll. The beach is so close and almost private that you feel like it is yours. We really try to add value to our guests experience and our Four Seasons service is one of the best you will find anywhere in the the Cape San Blas/Indian Pass area. We really appreciate your review and have put new posterpedic mattresses on the two master bedroom’s on the top floor. The one dirty cabinet was just an oversight by us and we have tightened our cleaning inspection process. We always encourage our guests to call us immediately upon arrival if there is anything remotely unacceptable with house, and will come over and correct the oversight promptly. We look forward to your return to Three Palms Compound!-Peter B.
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We love Three Palms

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Three Palms recently with our two dogs and we had a wonderful vacation. We loved everything about this beautiful, extra clean, well maintained home with a nicely landscaped backyard and wonderful pool. We also loved the wrap around decks with great ocean breezes. They have shuffleboard and horseshoes as well, and very close proximity to the ocean with gorgeous beaches to walk for miles. This was truly a wonderful place and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great vacation. Peter the owner was great to work with, he was so nice and even showed us Two Palms which is their other gorgeous rental home right on the ocean. Donna the concierge was also very helpful. I cant say enough good things and we are looking forward to next year and hope to stay even longer!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A delightful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at 3 Palms for a family vacation of 11 people. The house is always immaculate upon arrival and has all the amenities anyone could want or need. The bedrooms are spacious and the floor plan is very open. We love the decks on each level with the views of the Gulf. The pool is great for the kids and we all enjoyed playing shuffleboard! The short walk to the beach is an extra plus and is great when carrying chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc. The beach is gorgeous and there were only 2 or 3 other families on the entire beach during our trip. My morning walks were so enjoyable as I met other people staying nearby and everyone was so friendly. I can't say enough nice things about Peter and Donna! They go the extra mile to insure that you are happy with the house and check in often to see if anything is needed. I highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone and we have come to think of it as our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!!!!!

This OLD FLORIDA at its Best!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning/linens $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

if cancelled there is a $100 cancellation fee or you can use your deposit for another week. If cancelled after 30 days there is no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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