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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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

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Andy & Linda Cave
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 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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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful house and beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family size and our four legged family member. The beach was great. Very pet friendly area. Many things a short walk away. The stay went so smoothly. Hope to come back many more times!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Melinda. Wer'e so happy you guys had a great time, and we cant wait to see you again. Have a great summer, and thanks again for choosing Pelican Haven for your vacation, Andy & Linda
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Family Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

Nice little cottage, about a block from the Beach. It had plenty of amenities in the home which was Nice. the only thing that would have been better for our family would have been twin beds in one of the rooms or the pull out could use a good thick plush pad on it to make it more comfortable. Loved that it was a pet friendly home/ Beach, even though we didn't have our dogs with us this time.

We had the house for 4 days but had to leave a day early because our son was notified while on vacation that his date for leaving for boot camp had been moved up. So it was a bummer to lose a day at the beach and lost money for the house on top of that :( but over all We love the Town of Port Saint Joe it's a very laid back and not a big tourist trap.

We hope to be able to vacation at your home again in the future.

Linda and Andy Crave are Nice people and want your stay to be great and we felt that.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We truly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Haven. It was clean, cozy & quaint.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Haven. It was clean, cozy & quaint. Everyone in Port St. Joe was very friendly. The beach was so calm and private. We loved that it wasn't commercialized. If we needed anything we weren't far from it. We love the local restaurants and shops! Food was so good everywhere. Andy and Linda have such a perfect beach house. Everything you need or could think of! Thank you for opening your beach house to us!! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're so glad you had a great time. Folks like you are the reason we open our home to others, and we hope you come back soon. Your'e welcome anytime at Pelican Haven. Enjoy the rest of the summer, and thanks again. Andy & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

We have been home from Pelican Haven for just a few days. Already we are booking our next vacation stay for there. We Loved it!!! Just my husband I and our chihuahua. From the moment we walked in we felt at home. Everything was so clean warm and cozy. Everything we needed was already there. We wanted for nothing. Even our little chihuahua Lucida had a beautiful fenced back yard for me to take her out to. All we had to do was relax for the week. Also very important, the owners are wonderful! Like we have been friends forever with them. Thats how they treat you. Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're so glad you had a great time at our home on your anniversary, also excited that you guys want to come back next year also..... Looking forward to seeing you next year, Andy & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a fabulous stay at Pelican Haven.This little piece of the Gulf Coast Is fantastic.The house is always clean and comfortable and there is so much to enjoy in the area.It is so laid back compared to beaches northwest of here.Every year we come down we meet friendly locals on the beach who usually tell us about things to see and do in the area that we have not already discovered.The uncrowded beaches are great for families or anyone that enjoys the oceans natural beauty without all the bad elements you may find in other areas.Port St Joe is just down the road and has all the convenieces such as grocery stores,restaurants and other shops.As you drive from Tyndall AFB into Mexico Beach to St Joe Beach you will get a really nice unobstructed view of the Gulf without all the high-rises that have taken over elsewhere.It truly is The Forgotten Coast and for me,I hope it stays that way.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Sandra, Linda and I are so glad you had a great vacation at our house again. Youv'e trusted us with your vacation for four years in a row now, and we really appreciate that. Have a great 'Rest of the Summer and we look forward to you coming back next year, and we look forward to seeing you again next August, Andy & Linda
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Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Pelican Haven beach cottage was exactly as described. Steps away from the beach. The owners thought about everything!. Clean, comfortable & truly a home away from home.

Close to Mexico Beach, Cape San Blas & Panama City if you feel adventurous.

We had an amazing time & would definitely plan to visit again.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica, thank you so much for the kind words and for letting Linda and I be a small piece of a great vacation for you and your family. We sure hope you come and stay with us again next year and take advantage of our discount for folks that have vacationed with us before.... We wish you and the family a great summer, and we look forward to you guys coming back to St Joe Beach, Andy & Linda
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Dollar General
"All kinds of general groceries and beach wear and toys.Wine, Beer and household goods Open 8..."
Toucan's Restaurant
"Great place, Great atmosphere,and Great food. Nice place to eat and take in the view if you ..."
Old Florida Fish House & Bar
Fish House Restaurant
"Probably my favourite. Family atmosphere, wonderful food and service."
Dockside Seafood & Raw Bar
Thirsty Goat Lounge
"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 Chinese Restaurant
"Good Chinese food.....when you need to take a break from shrimp...."
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Hungry Howie's Pizza
"In the mood for something delicious and quick?.....Hungry Howies is hard to beat.."
"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

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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