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Mary Gibson

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 Master Suites

41 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Florida Panhandle House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 20)

' There's a marvelous, peaceful aura in your property there. Can't be just the marvelous setting. Must also come from the care you give it.'

from a review by Marty

Come and enjoy our white sand beach, beautiful water, and perfect sunsets. This unique, beachfront house is the only home on a 600 foot stretch of white sand beach (that means that no house is jammed against you on either side).The spacious open floor plan features hardwood floors and tile baths, flat screen tvs, dvd players, and wifi, plus a fully outfitted kitchen and laundry room make this a perfect house for your vacation needs.It is designed with a central wall that has sets of pocket doors between two sides so that it can be rented as one whole unit (six bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, etc.) or the sets of sliding pocket doors can be closed and it can be rented as two units. During the months of June and July, we only rent it as a whole unit. It is a well thought out, architect designed home that features simple decor - wood floors throughout and simple, functional furnishings. Each bedroom opens onto the Gulf breezes. It features two huge decks that span the whole gulf front of the house where rocking chairs are waiting for the guests, making the gulffront location a perfect place to watch dolphins and sea birds.

Our Gulf County beaches were voted the number one beaches in America several years ago and many people describe this as 'Old Florida', comparatively unspoiled and unfrequented by the hordes of vacationers. We have sunsets that take your breath away and the beach is your front yard, only steps down your private walkway.

This home is located on a stretch of beach known locally as 'the Beaches' and is made up of Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill Beach, and St. Joe Beach. It is the spot where the beautiful white sand/blue water beach begins (and extends west) in the panhandle and there have been several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues shot here because of the natural beauty of the beachfront, our beautiful dunes, and impressive beachfront plant life.

The owners live nearby and are able to give the property the attention it deserves. Please read our comments to get an idea of the relaxing nature of a stay here.

Please do not contact us for price reductions;we are already well under local market value.

No weddings; No parties are allowed on the property.

Our house rents Sunday-Sunday for weekly rentals all summer and in April.

NEWS FROM ST. JOE BEACH- Changes have occurred in our area. Panama City has built a new airport and the airport features service by Southwest, Delta, Silver, and United Air as well as other airlines. .

Sacred Heart Hospitals has opened a hospital in Port St. Joe, 7 miles east of the beach house on Highway 98. It features a 24 hr emergency room and greatly expanded services for the area. In Sacred Heart on the Gulf's first years, it has received very high ratings for professionalism and courtesy.

Keywords: Gulf-Front House, Mexico Beach, Beach front rental, Beach front, Gulf County, 6 Bedroom, Sleeps 20, St Joe Beach, Forgotten Coast, Sunset Views.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Gibson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

Gulf Front,Family Friendly, huge porches, sunsets, 2 Master Suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

Best Family Vacation - ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first family vacation, with multiple generations, our family has taken (14 people). The house was perfectly designed to accommodate privacy for members as well as amble space for cooking, gathering and showering afterwards. Our grandchildren, 5 yrs/7 yrs loved the spiral staircases. We especially enjoyed being able to sit on the deck/ rocking chairs throughout the day, watching the activity on the beach, including early sunrises, fun time on the beach and evening sunsets. The location at St. Joe Beach also afforded numerous opportunities for dining out, deep sea fishing trips, dive trips, and numerous other local trips. We visited with several local folks, including the restaurant across street, Shipwreck. They were willing to grill our fish caught on the deep sea fishing trip - was delicious! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Can't say enough of how perfect this was for a family vacation. The first week of may was perfect timing for warm days and cool nights.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's perfect that the restaurant across the street could cook your fish- they are a favorite of locals. Hope you come back soon!
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5

Family reunion 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our families met here at this beautiful beach house for a long overdue family reunion during the beginning of August. With 8 adults and 7 children/young adults ranging from 10 to 17, we had plenty of room in this spacious, well kept duplex. We absolutely loved the view of the ocean from the double level porches and relaxing on the rocking chairs. On one day, we actually saw a pod of dolphins swim around, and one jumped up out of the water just like at Sea World! Unbelievable! My father, brother, 10 year old son, and 12 year old nephew shore fished every morning at 4:30 and had some great catches (as well as their share of seaweed)! There was very few people on the beach behind the house, so it felt at times you were at a private resort. The adjacent houses on each side of the duplex are farther off, so it definitely felt like you were on your own private beach. The duplex is very well kept, and has all the amenities of home and more. I love how each of the bedrooms have their own sinks, separate from the bathroom. It's great for adults and especially the kids. . . one can be taking a shower and another can be brushing their teeth. The open format of the kitchen and living room was perfect for family time and the spacious bedrooms accommodated us all so comfortably. There was very little we needed to bring as far as comforts from home, since the duplex had it all. We had no problem driving to the local supermarket to the west of the duplex or the Piggly Wiggly to the east of the duplex just a short distance away to get groceries or miscellaneous items. Mary is such a joy to talk and deal with! She truly wants to make your vacation in her duplex a wonderful one; she's extremely helpful, knows the area, and quick to respond to any questions you may have. When our vacation was over, and we left the duplex, my father forgot his watch. I contacted Mary, and she was able to find the missing watch. She mailed it back to my father free of charge. Thank you, Mary! Wonderful owner, beautiful property, great and memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind words! We, too, are fans of the fabulous view, the rocking chairs, and the in-room vanities. Our area delights in our dolphins. They're wild and we keep it that way! And we appreciate the compliments about the management. It's our only rental house; family owned and managed, and we really do care about your experience.
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5

Great family house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July absolutely loved the house. It was perfect for our 3 families. Everything we needed we had and Mary was so sweet checking in on us and giving us good advise. Would love to come back again. My son's were able to surf fish due to the few people on beach. It was great

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta family

  • 5 of 5

We came with 7 children, their parents, and both sets of grandparents! It was perfect for our family, so spacious, comfortable furnishings, easy access to and from covered parking area/laundry room.The children loved the spiral staircases, but all of us used the outdoor steps to easily access the upstairs living areas. The delightful ocean facing, balmy decks (and rocking chairs!), and large living room windows, gave us great viewing of spectacular sunsets, and the beach. Having two living room/dining room/kitchen areas enabled all of us to have plenty of choices of where to relax, dine, play, enjoy each other. The beach was quiet, great waves, and the sand was just right for our young "artists" to create drawings, and collect shells. We visited the bay, and also took advantage of the Cape SanBlas Golf Club pool, at the end of the day, just a short drive from "home base". The whole family agreed this was a great place to relax, and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out that the St. Joseph's Bay Country Club will accept swimming guests for a small fee. Having good, caring guests like you has been our good fortune. You are welcome back anytime!
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Sinking Spring, PA
5

Kids had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered with our children and grandchildren for a week of fun in late June. Our grandchildren had a great time running up and down the outside stairs and the spiral staircases. There was plenty of room for a group of 17 - with both privacy in the separate bedrooms, and gathering together for meals and socializing in the great rooms of the two halves. The beach was fantastic - very small waves for our youngest grandchildren to introduce them to the sea, and plenty of sand for our castle builders, both little and big! A couple of gorgeous sunsets, exciting lightning storms and jets flying by overhead completed our week. Well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "bucsprano", thanks for coming to see us for your beach vacation.. We're happy to have been a part of a pleasant visit for you. Thanks for all the compliments -- we truly appreciate it!
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Salem,Mo.
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for my whole family, we need the whole house !we can all be together here and comfortably so.

This was our second stay at the Gibson house,and we would totally recommend it.The ocean breeze

from the deck,in a rocking chair....a lot like paradise !!!!Thanks !

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A "great stay" is exactly what we strive for. We hope your second stay with us is not your last. Mary
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City Airport
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98, close to house
Nearest Beach
front yard
Car: recommended

Watching sunsets from the porches, inside the home, or on the beach. Walking on our uncrowded beaches, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Water sports rentals are available nearby. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great casual dining locations within a 5 to 10 minute drive.Wonderful restaurant right across the street.. Numerous Charter Fishing operators from 5 to 10 minutes.

Besides the beaches, you can book fishing or scalloping trips(during season), rent kayaks, see the beach by horseback or find numerous places to shop for antiques and coastal décor . Port St. Joe offers lovely parks, walking trails and history. Panama City is a 45 minute drive if you want to shop/dine at your larger venues. It makes a nice day but you will be happy to return to the less crowded , relaxed beaches of St. Joe!

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Rates & Availability

St. Joe Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 25 2016 - Sep 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 14 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$640
$3,200
 
 
Winter
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$560
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
 
 
March, April, May
Mar 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$640
$3,200
 
 
Summer
May 28 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$720
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

refundable cleaning fee $200
linen service $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Florida Panhandle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile bath, roomy
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tile bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , tile bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 2 half baths downstairs
  • 4.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private, ensuite bath. tub/shower also vanity w/mirror& sink
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , very roomy, contains vanity w/mirror and sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bath, tub shower combination ;vanity w mirror&sink
  • Two Master suites.King size Beds (2) Two Kings in whole house. both located in master bedrooms on first floor., Double Beds (8) Eight double beds in whole house. Two doubles each in 4 upstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
dedicated beach for a long city block on each side, ceiling fans in each room,a view of the beach from each room, and private boardwalk to the beach with outside shower. Linens provided for a fee($90), (whole house contains 2 King beds and 8 double beds)

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