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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 3 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Port St. Joe

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:
  • 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.
  • 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.


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Pelican Haven, Beautiful Private Home One Block from the Pet Friendly Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 62 reviews

Great Location on a Quiet Beach

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Haven was a great house for my husband and I to get away for a few days. A nice clean 2 bed, 1.5 bath with lots of beach amenities- chairs, tent, and towels. A short walk across 98 to a quiet beach with friendly residents. Only a 10 minute drive to downtown Port St. Joe; less than 30 minutes to St. Joseph Bay Preserve State Park. Linda and Andy were great communicators and eager to make our stay enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I’ve never felt so pampered by a host!!

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Haven is so well maintained and clean. The hosts have thought of EVERY detail to add comfort and ease for our stay. We even had an Easter basket awaiting us, complete with chocolate bunnies!!

Beds are comfortable. Linens fresh and good quality. Water pressure on the shower is excellent. Shampoos, toiletries and scented candles for our use. Good WiFi. TV in every room (if that’s your thing)... It’s ALL there!!

My ATT coverage was not good- needed to sit outside to make a conference call, but was able to sit under the little screened porch despite the thunderstorm! (Ha! Added some tympani to the board room!)

The beach is a definite walk away- down a side street and across the highway, but the beach cart carried all of our necessary supplies, including umbrella, chairs, towels etc. All provided by the hosts! Once there, there beach is squeaky, sugar sand, clean and pet friendly. What a delight to share vay-cay with our 4-legged friend.

Plenty of great seafood places nearby to eat or purchase fresh seafood. Fun day trip to Apalachicola and the Nature Preserve. Folks are friendly and the pace is very laid back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for all our needs!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was perfect in large part due to a homey atmosphere that we could move right into and feel comfortable. So close to the beach that daily walks/visits were easy. Having beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles, etc only made it better! Murphy loved the backyard that he could play in and the close proximity to the dog park was another bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Peggy. You both are the nicest, kindest people, and we so enjoyed you staying with us. Linda and I are thrilled you're coming back again next Spring, and we look forward to it very much. Wishing you the best summer, and thanks again, Andy & Linda
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Pelican Haven for the month of February. The house was clean, stocked with everything we needed, and located in a very nice area. It was close to the beach and we were able to take our dog to the beach each morning for a walk. The owner was fantastic. She was great to work with and made sure our stay was carefree. If you are planning a trip to the Port St. Joe / Mexico Beach area, I would highly recommend staying at the Pelican Haven. Thanks to Linda and Andy for sharing their house and helping make our Florida visit a good one.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thanks for the kind words. We're so glad you had a great stay, and we loved having you. Please come back and see us any time, and have a great Summer, Andy & Linda
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Jasper, Ga

Enjoyed as always

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time back to your Port St. Joe home. We have another visit planned for May. I always feel so relaxed and at home there. I refer to Pelican Haven as " My House " I feel that much at home there. I want for nothing I just take my suitcases in and relax. Every thing has been done for me. Even arrangements to stay there are so easy. And you are both the best to work with. You take care of everything. I imagine as long as ya'll own this house I will be staying there on our visits. See you in May.

Cal and Debbie Garrett

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for the kind review. Linda and I love that you guys feel so much at home here, and we think of you as family also.......So looking forward to you all coming back in May.... Stay well, and we"ll see you again soon!, Andy & Linda
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Coffee Springs.Al

Nice and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at Pelican Haven. There are so many places to see in the area and the house at Pelican Haven had everything you needed to make the stay convenient and stress free. Since it was Christmas the owners left me wrapped presents and a card on the table for me when I got there and were very prompt in notifying me when I made the payment to stay there giving me their contact number and information I would need. There are several restaurants and a Dollar General right around the corner if you need any last minute items. Nice beach too.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thanks so much for choosing our home for your Christmas break. We so enjoyed you staying with us, and we loved the sweet note you left in the guestbook. Linda and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, and we hope you come back and visit us again soon, Andy & Linda
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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 ...
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
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Sunset Coastal Grill
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Bluewater Outriggers
Fantastic outdoor outfitters next to Piggly Wiggly.....Anything from sun glasses, to Kayaks,...
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Good Chinese food.....when you need to take a break from shrimp....
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass
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 from his trailer, and he's only ope...
Shipwreck Raw Bar
Awesome food.....two minutes from Pelican Haven
Krazyfish Grille
Fantastic seafood, and the best burgers and hand cut fries....
Mango Marley's
Good food, Good times....
Sharon's Cafe
Great place, open for breakfast and lunch only.....they take cash only
Sister's Restaurant
Good food, good service
Sand Dollar Cafe
Five stars doesn't do it justice.......go for breakfast or lunch, and you'll be back again a...
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Fantastic......Now they have a place in Port St Joe as well as the original in Indian Pass

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.