|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Located on 2 acres, on the quiet side of Cape San Blas.
Built in old Florida style in 2005 , 'Jack's Gulls' fronts the Gulf of Mexico
and Indian lagoon. 54 feet of screened porch facing the Gulf of Mexico and 40 feet of screened porch facing Indian Lagoon.
Only three steps from the driveway to the porch with three
floors of space to enjoy.
A spiral stair to the cupola provides a magnificent view that
is 40 feet above sea level. The view from the cupola is
approximately 8 miles to the horizon. Great place to watch the sunset.
Plenty of parking, private beach path, outside shower and a
fish cleaning area. Circle driveway in the back for easy boat trailer maneuvering. Weekly rentals preferred.
The property fronts the Gulf to the south and Indian Lagoon to the north. You have access to the ocean and to the lagoon.
Three bedrooms with private baths located on the first floor!
We stayed at Jack's Gulls from Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. We came down to go to the Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, but the house may have been the best part of the trip. The short walk to the beach was awesome and watching the sunset from the Crow's nest in the house was breathtaking. Screened in porches front and back allow for bug free enjoyment of the phenomenal weather. The layout of the house could not be more perfect. We had three couples and everyone had their own bathroom. The spacious kitchen was awesome for food prep. We can't wait to come back! We are planning another trip this summer and we plan on bringing the boat so we can take advantage of the dock out back in the lagoon. Wonderful home! I would not hesitate recommending this house!
We had an almost perfect stay at Jack's Gulls. Vacationing with my son's family which included 2 thirteen year olds and a toddler, there were 7 of us total.
We were able to put the baby in a back bedroom with his parents across the hall. The owners found a place where we could rent a crib which worked out beautifully. The 2 teens had it made with a sitting room and bathroom to themselves upstairs. The home was just as advertised. We had needlessly worried about the home's condition after reading a review just prior to our stay.
We had no plumbing problems. The ice maker was noisy but no big deal. The house was obviously well thought out when it was built and was beautifully furnished.
The bay in back was perfect for the kayaks we rented from Dalys Dock, which I highly recommend. Fishing proved to be a disappointment. Only catfish were caught with the exception of a lone red fish found feasting on crab in the trap.
While fishing from the dock one night we did observe a rather large shark, circling and feeding for quite a while. Maybe he ate all the fish. Ha! A trip to St Vincent proved to be just as bad. We had hoped to do a little hiking there but the mosquitos were too bad to do so. We did however find some good shells. The last day was spent on a fishing charter which did produce a couple triple tail and red fish. Dinner was wonderful that night! The mosquitos seemed to have gotten worse towards the end of the week, something that couldn't be helped.
As someone who loves to cook, I found the kitchen very well equipped. The pantry was large enough to visibly store a week's worth of food. Most meals were grilled at the house but we also enjoyed local fare.
Beach was easily accessible, just a short walk across the street. Surf was too rough for the little one but the teens enjoyed the waves. Perfect though for relaxing, walking, sunning, shelling.
This is not the place to go if you want to be entertained and to party. That was the main reason we chose Indian Pass. Our time was mainly spent enjoying precious time with kids and grandkids. Especially liked sitting on the front porch late at night, feeling the ocean breeze and marveling at the star studded night sky. Ideal for letting cares of hectic lives slip away if only for a short time.
Sorry to leave.
Highly recommend for those who are seeking relaxing vacation with family or friends Hope to return someday, maybe a different time of year for better fishing and hiking.
THIS IS THE WORST PLACE TO RENT IN PORT ST JOE THE OWNER WAS DOWN RIGHT RUDE AND LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING IN HIS AD . THE TOILETS OVER FLOWED AND THE ICE MACHINE WAS BROKEN AND HE REFUSED TO HAVE ANYTHING FIXED . THE BEACH IS A LONG WALK FROM THE HOUSE AND THE LAGOON IN THE BACK YOU CAN'T EVEN GET A BOAT IN THERE IT IS ONLY LIKE 6 INCHES DEEP SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACE TO VACATION THIS IS NOT IT !!!!
DO NOT THINK THIS IS A SMALL HOUSE BY LOOKING AT THE OUTSIDE, VERY DECEIVING...
OUR PARTY OF TEN HAD MORE ROOM THAN ANY HOUSE WE'VE STAYED IN.
THE HOUSE HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR! LARGE ROOMS WITH THEIR OWN BATHROOMS AND HUGE SHOWERS,
LARGE KITCHEN WITH 2 ICE MAKERS AND CUTTING BLOCK, 2 BIG DINING ROOM TABLES, A WALK IN PANTRY WITH TONS OF SHELVING,
SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM WITH SHELVES, GREAT INTERNET AND CABLE TV, A DOCK TO CATCH FISH AND CRAB,
OUTSIDE SHOWER WITH HOT WATER, ENCLOSED FISH CLEANING STATION(NO BUGS), A GRILL AND FISH COOKER,
AND A WONDERFUL AND CARING OWNER(CALLED TO CHECK ON US WHEN A TROPICAL STORM HIT THE AREA)
I ALMOST WANT TO JUST KEEP THIS HOUSE MY OWN LITTLE SECRET! BUT I HAVE TO RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE
STAYING AT INDIAN PASS.
THANKS, THE SMITH FAMILY.
We caught crabs using the traps provided and the grandkids loved going to check them every few hours. We all had a lot of fun and we thank Mr. Thompson for sharing this retreat. We also encountered a box turtle, named it Georgie", every morning crossing the driveway to catch bugs and a raccoon at night to see if we left any snacks it could steal. This was our first time staying at Jack's Gulls, Indian Pass and Port St. Joe, they are lovely places and hope we will can return again next year.
We had 2 families staying a week and we had plenty of room for all 9 of us. The kitchen is bigger than it appears online and there' is a walk in pantry that is perfect for storing a week's supply of food and drink. The kitchen is well stocked for families like us, that cook real food. Loved the screen porches! The lagoon was ok for fishing but we found better action at the beach standing about knee deep and casting out Lots of wildlife in the ocean and hardly anyone was on the beach with us. Was a perfect week of weather too! Nice set up for fish cleaning as well as rinsing off sand! This is a great place for you if your goal is to fish, tan, or just relax. We will be back!
Top Thing to do in City:
* Snorkel St Joe Bay.
* 13 Mile Seafood in Appalach.
* St Vincents Island.
* Indian Pass Raw Bar.
* St. Joe Shrimp.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Walk the beach.
* fish off the beach.
* Fish off the dock.
* Go Crabing on the beach or in the lagoon..
Top Thing to do in Family:.....
Shelling, fishing, scalloping (in season). Boat rentals, charter
boats for bay and offshore fishing. 10,000 acre St Vincent Wildlife
refuge. Catch the shuttle to the island and spend an hour or the
whole day. Fine dining in historic Apalachicola and in Port St Joe
stop off at one of the many fresh seafood houses and boil your own
shrimp! Also less than two miles away is one of the coasts finest
seafood and raw bars, (Indian Pass Raw Bar)
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Nightly Rate: $300 - $300
Weekly Rate: $1400- $2250
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Seasons: Week 2 Night Min.*
Season I September 13 2014 to March 1, 2015 $1,200 weekly $600 for two nights
Season I Monthly rate of $3000 per month plus electricity
Season II March 2 to April 16, 2015 $1,400 weekly, $600 for two nights
Season III April 16 to May 24, 2015 $1,500 weekly, $600 for two nights