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Temperatures and Humidity are Down and Perfect Conditions have arrived

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 4000sqft 50 ft from Bay with Beach access & Boat/fishing Dock

( Before I get carried away if you want to book with me send me an email first as I don't keep the calendar updated consistently and Bayrock 1 does have central heat and air conditioning.) There is an online booking fee if you want to book this way. I will wave the fee if we do the booking over the phone or by email. For those who love fishing. 3 keeper redfish were caught in one hour of fishing on February 24, 2017 from the dock right at sunset. I made a trip out not far from the dock with Hal, the onsite charter fishing service and caught over 20 trout keeping 8 large ones. Scalloping wise Ryan and his group have been the most successful. His group gathered 170 gallons of scallops in 2015 and were even selective throwing out scallops of insufficient size to harvest later. He donated a quart bag to the author and they were delicious tasting like fried butter. Enough said. They were goooood!!!!! Another group came equipped with several small tools made from 3/4" electrical conduit. They proceeded to harvest any stingrays in site. This is where the tool comes in. It was used to punch out the meat from the back of the stingray. They fried the round stingray meat up with the skin on and after cooking the skin fell away from the meat. If I was eating stingray mixed in with some store bought scallops I would not have known the difference. This was plain good eating and much easier than collecting scallops. So if you like spears, gigs, harpoons and fishing arrows stingrays are a fun target to go for and they aren't regulated. These critters compete for the scallops anyhow. The next best kept secret to stingray is shark. Besides the stingray it is the cleanest fish to catch and clean. Personally I go out with a hack saw. I hold it by the tail belly up off the side of the boat and cut the body in half just behind the anus. This tail section is all meat with center cartilage. I continue cutting one - 1.5 inch steaks off the tail section and these go on ice. No messing with fillet knives, blood or guts. No need to remove the skin it falls off once cooked. Put these on the grill brushed with olive oil along with lemon juice, garlic and your favorite seasoning and in no time you will have a real delicacy. Even people who don't like fish would like this. Eats like a real tender pork chop. If you are taking Chondroitin for Arthritis, the shark cartilage in the shark steak is the very same thing ground up inside the Chondroitin pill that costs $25 a bottle. 2 redfish and 10 trout were caught from the dock during a week in April, 2016 and 2 sightings of eagles swooping down to pick up trout have been witnessed by guests sitting on the back porch. One report of a 6' tarpon swimming under dock occurred in May.

The home is 50 feet from the edge of the bay with a beach access park directly across the street 500 yards from the home. Inside are new furnishing including tournament quality billiard table, internet streaming for viewing netflix and other internet services on upstairs and downstairs TVs, patio furniture seating for 8 persons on the screened porch, new living area sofa, wicker recliner, and an elevated game table with four raised chairs ideal for cards and board games. Play pool, ping pong, bumper pool, basketball, bike ride, fish from the dock, play cards, board games, enjoy surround sound stereo using your Iphone connected to stereo or stream from the wireless internet. The home has central heat and air and plenty of room to spread out. Most people comment on how cool the home is when they first enter. 500 yards from the home is the sugar white sands of Cape San Blas Beach. Enjoy the sunrise over the bay and watch the sunset on the beach. The stars are exceptionally bright when viewed from the back deck of the home. My favorite nightscape is the full moon rising over the bay. Linens and towels are provided as an option so send an email to book the home and arrange for the linen and towel option.

The bay is viewable from each bed in the house. A 500 ft dock is a few steps from the home. A managed pristine environment of live oaks, palms, sea oats and sago palms surround the home.

2 upstairs bedrooms have king size beds. and 2 bedrooms downstairs one with 2 double beds, a single and optional trundle. The other has the walk in shower, king bed, single bed and optional trundle for extra guests. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with shower. To see more video of the home and the surrounding area visit bobzio com.

The main floor living area has TV and DVD player. Attached to the main floor living room is a large kitchen with stove, oven, counter top oven, full size frig with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, cups silverware and cooking utensils. Off of the kitchen is a screened porch with patio table and 8 chairs. The washer and dryer are hidden away on the screened porch. Each room has cable TV and WiFi access. Bring your IPod and plug into the stereo. A large handicap accessible shower is located on the main floor. The home is unique in that there are no steps from your car into the home. The Grandparents can stay on the ground floor and not have to navigate any steps.

There is parking for 3 vehicles. Boat trailers can be parked close to the property entrance on a private paved road set aside for trailer parking.

The home is a monolithic concrete dome. The concrete adds extra protection and energy efficiency. Amenities include wifi, tv, dvd player, stereo, central heat and air conditioning. Upstairs has the entertainment area with CD stereo, Cable TV and billiard table. On the back porch overlooking the bay is a ping pong table, weight lifting bench with weights, bumper pool table and patio table with seating for 4. A propane fireplace is located on the main floor great for long winter nights.

Bring a boat or kayak for scalloping, fishing and recreation. If no boat plenty of fish can still be caught from the dock. Try throwing a cast netting for mullet from the dock. A favorite activity is spear or bow fishing for mullet as they swim under the dock. Floundering at night is an activity for those seeking some adventure. Depending on time of year an eagle or bobcat may be spotted close to the home. Want to learn to fish the bay? Captain Hal Tarpley will pick you up from the bayrock 1 dock and take you out for a day fishing or scalloping.

The Bayrock experience is serene, peaceful and private. Here birds are singing, bikes can be ridden on the 12 mile bike path, snorkeling in the bay for scallops, windsurf in the bay and shelling on the beaches.

Golf and tennis are a short 12 minute drive away at St Joe Country Club . Horseback riding on the beach starts at the beginning of the cape Road. Freshwater fishing is a 30 minute drive at Lake Wimico via depot creek or white city.

The cape bike path runs into the St Joseph State Park from the beginning of the cape road about 12 miles.

Inquire about para-sailing, waverunner and pontoon boat rental. Kayaks and bikes can be rented just a short distance away. The owner will deliver to the home for your convenience.

For a list of places to eat and area attractions go to visitgulf dot com for all the local information

More Details

Owner
Michael Bobzien
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Michael Bobzien

My dream was to build a futuristic indestructible earth friendly home. The dream was acted on in 1995 and completed in 1998. The home uses half the energy of a conventional home of similar size. The interior space is open and inviting. The surrounding area has been managed in a manner keeping the natural and pristine qualities in tact.

Michael Bobzien purchased this house in 1996

Why Michael Bobzien chose Florida Panhandle

The location of this home is the most ideal among all Cape San Blas Properties. The bay access is the deepest for boating with a long dock. The beach access park is directly across the street with a large state property park about a 1000 feet further on making the beach very secluded. The water is clear and pristine with plenty of wildlife. If you want to be surrounded by natural beauty and solitude then this is the best choice and still be able to visit all the modern restaurants, stores and beaches.

What makes this house unique

Most unique benefit of vacationing at Bayrock is the serenity, abundance of birdlife and opportunity to spot an eagle, see a bobcat walk by, fish from the dock, see porpoises at the beach, catch tarpin in the bay or do nothing at all. The Cape is a sanctuary for wildlife. Oh yes the Cape Palms Park beach access park is directly across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the hopitality. Bayrock fullfilled all our needs. Thanks Mick
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 bathrooms each with shower, toilet, sink and walkin closets
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Optional Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Optional Trundle Bed
  • All bedrooms have a private bathroom. There are 2 optional trundle beds to accomadate extra persons. There is an additional $200 per person over 8. Maximum of 12.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Temperatures and Humidity are Down and Perfect Conditions have arrived
average rating of 4.8070173 based on 59 reviews
Versailles, KY
5

Bayrock 1 Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The guys and I were looking for a getaway from all the stress life can bring. We found our perfect retreat at Bayrock 1. We didn't arrive until late the 1st night due to weather delaying travel but Mick was there to greet us and get us settled in. We hit the beds hard but I can't remember the last time I had such a peacful nights sleep. We awoke the next morning to sunshine and ocean breezes. We spent the next few days touring the island, fishing off the pier right out the back door, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and just kicking back. At night we threw back a couple of beers, cooked on the grill and swaped stories of our youth. There were pool games and music playing through out the nights. Mick hooked us up with a local fishing guide and we tore em up! The guide knew the bay honey holes and we limited out on sea trout. The guide cleaned and bagged the fish for us. Man they were good fresh off the grill and we had some to take back home to the wives and kids! All in all the guys agreed we had a great retreat that was relaxing and we will definetly be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bayrock 1 Spectacular views and virtual serenity!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the evening, Mick was already there. As a member of his community for more than 20 years he was most helpful with his insights, he was genuinely concerned about us, and expressed a deep interest in our complete satisfaction. We were a bit weary from the trip but overwhelmed by the amenities and freshness of our vacation home. The kids were so excited they could hardly sleep! Whether you are a family looking for adventure or relaxation, a group retreat, or friends looking to connect or reconnect we truly found a hidden treasure here. We found a place that was safe, secluded and certainly not over crowded. Mick provided a fishing guide (with over 30 years experience) for a very reasonable price. We caught our limit. I love to fish but don't often get to go so I brought my trusty zebco 202 ( The Pinto of fishing rods). I was practicing my casts on the pier and hooked into a bunch of redfish, one of which broke the line. As a Chef I enjoyed working in the nicely equipped open kitchen preparing fresh redfish and the blue crabs that we had also caught. My daughter collected as many sea shells as she could carry off from the white sandy beaches. My wife enjoyed reading on the deck overlooking the ocean. In the evenings we relaxed in the hot tub, played pool and ping pong, or just took things easy.We wrapped up the trip by cruising the oceans waters and observed dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, horseshoe crabs, herons and many species of wildlife. Our plans include atleast one visit annually that left us feeling refreshed and energized!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennessee
5

Pleasant Days and Blissful Nights at Bayrock 1

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to the Panhandle area of Florida for years. We started out in the Destin area and have gradually moved Eastward. Cape San Blas reminds us of all the reasons we travel to Florida. The area is still quaint and unspoiled. The people are friendly and traffic is non existent in the winter months. Bayrock 1 suited us like a warm blanket on a chilly night. The home is large and spacious with plenty of light. It overlooks the St Joe Bay with plenty of wildlife in the area. We saw deer, eagles, hawks and heard several owls in the evening hours. We loved how bright the stars are at night. We liked our walk to the beach across the street. Bayrock 1 has all the basics we required including high speed internet. Mick was there to greet us and available if we needed any help. We left relaxed and energized. We look forward to our return trip to Cape San Blas and will not hesitate to book Bayrock 1 again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Florida
5

Holiday on Cape San Blas

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night. Our host, Mick, had left the door open and the lights on. Everything was in order, beds were made, the home was clean and smelled fresh. We awoke to a wonderful sunrise over the bay. The early morning light was spectacular. We did a few fishing trips in the area and were pleasantly rewarded with a few fish dinners during our stay. The beach was a short walk to the beach across the street. Our holidays on the Cape was very rewarding and we found the accommodations of Bayrock 1 to be quite satisfactory. We would rebook with Mick in the future. Thanks for all the local information.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, TN
5

Best Cape San Blas Vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at Cape San Blas for 15+ years! We have stayed all over the Cape. We decided to stay on the bay side for a change so we could have our boat right outside at our own dock. Bayrock was the best place with the deepest water we have found. Mick is laid back and stays out of your way but quick to fix any problems that might arise. The house is far off the main road so no traffic noise and located close to great fishing grounds. The house is huge and we happen to be there last year when tropical storm Colin rolled thru with high winds and inches of rain. Because of the structure of that house we felt very safe and secure. Would not consider renting anywhere else on the bay. Looking forward to it again this spring. See ya then Mick.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kentucky
5

We Love Bayrock

  • 5 of 5

My kids love Bayrock 1. They love getting in the bay chasing crabs and exploring. I liked being able to sit out on the porch and not worrying about what they were up to. The home has a perfect location being just across the street from the beach. We strolled over to the beach and walked the edges looking for cool shells and enjoying the wonder surf. Cape San Blas is such a clean and natural habitat. I hope it never changes but we see new houses going up on the beach side but not so much on the Bay side. Hopefully we can come back to Bayrock in the future and enjoy the natural serenity and habitat.

Inside bayrock is nice too with oodles of room to relax. The beds are comfy. The bathrooms are spacious and I liked the living and kitchen space being combined. There is a large gaming area upstairs with billiard table, games table, computer desk, hifi and cable TV. There is also a stereo system we plugged our phones into and played our favorite music. The dome has terrific acoustics.

We had a wonderful time. Mick is a great host having the home open and waiting on us when we arrived. Everything went as smooth as butter on a warm day. Had a great time and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Theresa, You have a wonderful family. Thanks for taking the time to do a review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Bayrock 1. I hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Mick
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Panama City or Tallahassee
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cone Heads
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St Joe Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cone Heads
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Cape San Blas Beach
Car: necessary

Best location on Cape San Blas to take advantage of the Bay and the Beach. Vacationers using Bayrock can walk to the beach 500 meters, fish on the private dock, snorkel in the bay, have a boat tied to the dock, ride a bike to the stores and restaurants or enjoy the wonderful bay view from the porches. The location is private, serene and beautiful. There is not another property with the same logistical advantages.

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Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring (group of 6)
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$419
$2,095
 
 
Late Spring (group of 8)
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$319
$1,595
 
 
Summer (group of 6)
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
July 4th (group of 8)
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
Scallop (group of 8)
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
Late Summer (group of 8)
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$419
$2,095
 
 
Fall (group of 8)
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

linen/towels provided $100 + Tax
Online Booking fee $300 + Tax
cleaning $100 + Tax
Per pet fee $100 + Tax
Per extra person $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Inquire by email about partial weeks, multiple weeks and how to save online booking fee. Weekly price based on group size. Add $100 to weekly price for each person over the group rate even if staying only one night. If you bring a pet or extra persons without approval you risk forfeiture of your rental fee. Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. Formula for partial weeks is the weekly rate divided by 5 to arrive at a daily rate. Refund of deposit less $75 cancellation fee is guaranteed if notice given prior to 90 days of arrival date. Cancellations less than 90 days before arrival date refunds provided based on rerenting the period reserved less cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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