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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Andy & Linda Cave
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Andy & Linda Cave

After vacationing here for years ourselves, and falling in love with the area, Linda and I now are fortunate enough to call Port St Joe home. We live only fifteen minutes from Pelican Haven, and we're always available to help with anything you may need during your stay with us...........

Andy & Linda Cave purchased this house in 2011

Why Andy & Linda Cave chose Florida Panhandle

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 Wifi 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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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

Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please let us know if you wish to bring your pet, and let us know a little about him or her? We love dogs, but we like to know a little about yours.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shampoo-conditioner & soap is under the sink cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach
average rating of 4.924528 based on 55 reviews
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5

Our Favorite Vacation House & Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have tried many different vacation spots and homes through VRBO and we keep coming back to Pelican Haven! The house is in perfect shape, has a great layout, has everything you need, and is so close to the Best Beach!! It is great for kids, an easy block walk to the beach. The sand is powder soft and water great for kids to swim. In addition to the basics, Linda treats you like family and has many wonderful touches such as a toy box, lots of books and games, and coffee bar to make it so comfortable. It's just how you would have it if it were your own place. This is a very laid back area with no crowds or much to do...which is the point...we love to do nothing and relax. It is an easy drive to a few restaurants or a grocery store in Port St Joe or Mexico Beach. Two working parents, kids age 7 & 3.5, and a multi-poo give this place 8 thumbs and 2 paws up!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristie, we love you guys so much, and so happy you came to visit again this year....... We think of y'all as family, and hope you come again soon!!..... Andy & Linda
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Haven Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Wow...what a great place to stay! The house is stocked with everything you could think of & then some! (And everything is labeled...which was amazing for my OCD self to see!!!) The shed has everything you need for the beach as well! The back yard was huge and our fur babies loved the green space! The house is really spacious and clean! Not to mention the easy walk to the dog friendly beach!!! Linda, the owner, is amazing to work with and so sweet and even mailed a necklace back to us that we accidentally left there!!! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and we can't wait to return!!!

Kristi, Stephen, Piper 🐾 & Ruby🐾

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you guys had a good time. My sister teases me about my OCD ... but I feel the labels help people with finding stuff, in an unfamiliar house. And the light switches for the fan/lights in the den and outside flood lights, are labeled with a wooden dolphin cutout .... I love it. Glad to know someone finds these things helpful. lol I was as happy as a seagull with a French fry; when I found the necklace. It was right where you said it would be. Y'all come on back and see us next year. We will keep the light on for ya! Linda & Andy
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5

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute house with everything we needed; dog friendly

Private fenced back yard

Close walking distance to beach

Great restaurants near by

Very attentive hosts

Good location to site see in both directions

No stairs

Quiet neighborhood to walk dogs

For us this trip was all about the dogs (3, 2 large, 1 small) This property made it very to exercise, do necessary business and play!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time. I sure hope you and pup dogs come back to see us again real soon. Linda & Andy
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5

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th or 5th time staying here, and we had a great time just as we did on the first trip. The home is so comfy and cozy it's like be at your own home. The owners Andy and Linda are great people who will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is everything you expect.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much James! You guys are the best! You left our house in great condition. I truly appreciate that. I'm working on some new ideas that should be in place next year...... I think your kids will have fun with it. I love Florida ....... I'm so glad you do too. Linda and Andy
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5

Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Pelican Haven four times. We skipped a year and stay at a place in Cape San Blas and regretted it.

The Pelican Haven is our home away from home. It is a block away from the beach which is not crowded like the other beaches. And it is close enough to the shops and restaurants.

Andy and Linda are wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for the kind review.....You guys are like family now and we so appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review........You folks are the reason that Linda and I love sharing our home with folks like you and your wonderful family........you know you're welcome anytime at all at Pelican Haven, and Linda and I wish you all a great summer...... Andy & Linda
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5

Great location and perfect for our fur babies!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect sized home for our small group! Open floor plan and well stocked. The beach chairs and cart were a great addition as we saved room on packing those! The fenced yard was the main reason we booked and it was so convenient. Great location in between Mexico beach and Port St. joe! We will be back...

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Jena, and we're so glad you had a great time... We look forward to you guys coming back again and staying with us, you're welcome anytime... Have a great summer! Andy & Linda
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner'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.

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