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'Gone Shellin'*Beautiful*Dogs Ok*GREAT RATES* STEPS TO Beach*BEACH VIEW*WIFI

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Lovely Beach House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6.Only a few steps to the beach


2 Story beautiful duplex beach home*2 Br's, 2 Baths*Large Open Deck*Steps To The Beach*Free phone and internet service*

Free Long Distance Calls..Free Wireless Internet

New kitchen with Quartz counter top and new stainless steel refrigerator

Brand new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses..

Low density area..Uncrowded and natural

Bike Trail along the entire Cape

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Beautiful ,light and bright 2 bedroom 2 bath 1st tier duplex only a few steps from the

gorgeous white sand beach and sparkling emerald waters of the gulf!

Peaceful, small community. Low density area...only 12 homes in this

community.No high rises or large complexes nearby to spoil

your view! You, your family and pet will enjoy the most beautiful

beach in the U.S. (rated by Dr.Beach in 2002). Fully furnished with

everything you'll need for a fabulous vacation!

This lovely duplex offers a brand new kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel refrigerator.2 very comfortable queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Can sleep 6 people comfortably.There is a baby crib for our guests too. Each bedroom is a master suite with an attached full bath for your privacy and convenience.

New Serta perfect sleeper mattresses. There is a large open and sunny west facing deck with table and chairs

to relax and watch the sunsets over the gulf. At night gaze up at the stars from your private deck. Outdoor shower to rinse off the white sand. Community access to St.Joseph Bay to launch your kayak or fish from the dock or pier.

Beautifully decorated in beach colors with newer

living rm and bedroom furniture,fresh paint, new light fixtures, flooring and other added amenities to make your vacation even more enjoyable and memorable!

You can cook in the brand new fully equipped kitchen or go out to the many fine and casual restaurants in the area.

Peaceful+private small community. Low density area-only 12 homes in this community! No high rises hotels or large townhome complexes nearby.

You, your family and pet will enjoy the most beautiful beach in the US (rated by Dr.Beach in 2002) . Fully furnished with everything you'll need for a fabulous vacation.

Community access to St.Joseph Bay to launch your kayak, fish, or watch the sunrises.

This lovely duplex offers 2 comfortable queen beds with new mattresses and a sleeper sofa . Can sleep 6 people comfortably.There is a portable crib for our guests use too.Each bedroom has an attached full bath for your privacy and convenience.

There is a large open and sunny west facing deck with table and lounge chairs to relax and watch the sunsets over the gulf every evening. At night relax on the deck and gaze up at the stars!

Decorated in beach colors and beach theme. We have a brand new kitchen with quartz counters and stainless steel refrigerator. There is newer living room and bedroom furniture, fresh paint, new light fixtures, and other added amenities to make your vacation even more enjoyable and memorable!!

You can cook in the fully equipped new kitchen or go out and enjoy the many fine and casual restaurants in Port St.Joe or on the Cape. Enjoy the beach, swim, hike, kayak, canoe, fish or bird watch. It's all here waiting for you! Washer/Dryer, 2 flat screen TV's, DVD player, CD player, Stereo, and movies for the whole family to enjoy. There are also beach chairs, and toys in the closet beneath the house. The outdoor shower is great for rinsing off the white sand after a relaxing day at the beach.












Make your vacation memories here in our lovely home...You'll have a great time!!!!


Call me anytime with questions.

****We have a management company that takes your reservation and takes care of our guests****

********************630-881-0302 Carol******************************

More Details

Carol Paruch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, portuguese, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Carol Paruch

We are from the Chicago suburbs.

Our phone number is 630 881 0302

You can call directly with questions

Carol Paruch purchased this house in 2007

Why Carol Paruch chose Port St. Joe

We purchased 'Gone Shellin' after we lost a condo in Mississippi due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We really love the unique location and beautiful beach. Uncrowded with no high rises to block the beautiful views of nature and the beach.

What makes this house unique

We love 'Gone Shellin' because of the fabulous location and the layout of the house. The open front deck is really nice! We love the 2 master bedrooms on each level. The entire area is fantastic! Only a few steps to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Loved, loved, loved it! We had a great time! Everything was fantastic. Closer to the beach than I thought it would be. Layout of the house was perfect! Hope to stay again.”“The entire trip was perfect! Check in quick and easy and only 2 minutes from the house. The kitchen was well stocked and the layout was perfect for our family. The house and location were better than described. All the neighbors were great and the entire area is dog friendly. The only thing that could have made the trip better would be to stay forever. The beach at Cape San Blas is beautiful. Can't wait to go back!”
Oct 2017
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Coastal Joe Vacation rentals manages my home and takes care of you while you are a guest
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom+ outdoor shower for rinsing off sand
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower head for rinsing off sand
  • Full bath on main level and 2nd level. There is an outdoor shower head for rinsing off sand from the beach right outside the main door
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Main floor bedroom with portable crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
  • Bedrooms are located on main level and 2nd level. Queen size sleeper sofa in living room sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
*DVD player and family friendly movies* *New full size Washer/Dryer* *Stereo+CD player* *Telephone with FREE long distance+ FREE wireless internet* *2 flat screen TV's* *Beach chairs+toys* *Outside shower* *Large open and sunny Deck* *Parking under house* And parking for your boat or trailer next to the house" *Gas Barbeque Grill* *Deeded St.Joseph Bay access with dock and pier for fishing* *Baby crib for guest use*


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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'Gone Shellin'*Beautiful*Dogs Ok*GREAT RATES* STEPS TO Beach*BEACH VIEW*WIFI
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 23 reviews
Verona, WI


  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay in Gone Shellin' again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were happy! We try our best to make sure everyone has a great vacation stay at our home.
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Chattanooga, tn

Wonderful beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Gone Shellin on Cape San Blas. It was our first time to staying on Cape San Blas but it will not be our last. No huge condos, no overcrowded beaches, just a bunch of homes and families. We could walk to the store and a great seafood market to pick up everything that we needed. House was just a few steps from the beach and we enjoyed all of the chairs, cooler, and umbrellas provided for us, less stuff for us to pack and bring with us. We had a gas grill that we cooked dinner on a couple of times and the kitchen was stocked with multiple sets of dishes and pots and pans, we needed nothing. Wonderful family vacation in a great location

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Genie, I am so happy you loved Cape San Blas and our home as much as we do! Please come back to Gone Shellin anytime.
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Arlington Hts Il

Beautiful house and beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the house. It was perfect. Clean and well decorated. Had everything we needed. Lots of pretty dishes and numerous cooking utensils. Cape San Blas is wonderful. Not crowded at all. Lots of room to roam! We will be going there again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy to know that our guests enjoy our home and love the beach as much as we do! So glad you had a great time!
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Atlanta, GA

Complained about construction noise and they charged us extra

  • 1 of 5

We have stayed next door (Gone Catchin) twice over the years and they weren't available this week, so we tried next door (Gone Shellin). We checked in Monday and the WIFI wasn't working. Called the office and they sent someone out who fiddled with the router (turn this switch on and off five times) and it worked, but then the cable went out for the rest of our stay. We watched TV via my laptop.

Wednesday morning a huge delivery truck arrived at our duplex, an 18 wheeler, delivering wood and other supplies. Then the construction noise began. Thursday and Friday we were treated to drilling, sawing, and hammering every time we wanted to sit on the deck and hear the ocean. When we complained on Friday the owner said "sorry" several times, offered a "free" night or 10% off a stay NEXT year. We wouldn't stay an additional day to hear more construction noise and next year is up in the air!

To top it all off, the owner emailed and told me she didn't know about our dog and is going to charge us an additional $100! Our very first email to them, asking about available dates read "A middle aged couple and their beach-loving dog. We have stayed Gone Catchin twice! :)" I'm very disappointed in this stay, to say the least. We will not be staying at either place ever again. BEWARE!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologized numerous times to our guest and gave her $100 off for this stay which amounted to a 20% discount since they were only staying 5 days. The pet fee was waived. We also offered a free day but she declined. She never said anything about the TV not working. This is the first I've heard about it. We have a management company that takes very good care of our guests. She never complained to them or that would have been fixed immediately. The next door neighbors were installing a SMALL outside shower. This was not a big construction job at all. We knew nothing about it prior to this. They worked only 2 days from 10:30 until 3 pm with a break for lunch. Our neighbors apologized to this guest too but her husband swore at them and told them "F" you. Not exactly a nice "middle aged couple" as they called themselves. These people have no complaints about our home ,the amenities or the area. They are complaining about our neighbors...who I can't control. We have NEVER had a complaint or bad review in the 10 years we have been renting our home. We gave them money off, offered a free day ( the neighbors outdoor shower was completed) and a substantial discount if they wanted to come back again. She said she would give us a bad review if we did'nt give her more. We feel we were extremely fair. We can't control what the next door neighbors do but we tried rectify this the best we could. They were just trying to "SCAM" a free vacation out of us. I wish I would post their names so other people can "BEWARE" of them.
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8 8

Quaint place but needs a little attention

  • 4 of 5

Everyone at the office was very nice and the home was beautifully decorated.....

However , the sleeper sofa was full of sand, the floors had sand under the furniture, and did not appear mopped, the refrigerator leaked water, one of the eyes on the stove did not work, only one dishcloth and one dish towel, no dishwahing liquid, or extra toilet paper.We had to go buy things that other home owners supply" initially"....Some of the extra blankets did not look clean.

Otherwise the home was well furnished and we enjoyed our stay.....

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you had a good stay, we really keep our home in excellent condition. In response to some of the issues you raised...It 's hard to keep a beach house sand free! In regard to that and the other things mentioned all that had to be done was call me (the owner) or my management company. No one called to say anything . The refrigerator is less than 1 year old and Frigidaire has sent repairmen over 10 times. It leaks periodically (a small amount of water on the inside upper shelf) . That is still being worked on by the repairman. We thought it was fixed. I will check with my management company about dish towels. When I was there 3 weeks before, I had plenty of them in the drawers. Dish soap is usually supplied too. Everything in our home is clean and well maintained.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach Fun.

* Water sports.

* Fishing.

* Hiking.

* Relaxing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach fun.

* Relaxing.

* Fishing.

* Nature sights.

* Biking.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach Fun.

* Fishing.

* Water sports.

* Hiking trails.

* Shell gathering.

Enjoy the gorgeous white sand beach and the warm waters of the Gulf.

Swimming, Hiking, Canoeing, Fishing,

Horseback riding on the Beach,Kayaking+ Bird watching.

It's all here waiting for you on

the 'forgotten coast'.

This is nature at it's finest. Near St. Joe

Peninsula State Park + Cape San Blas lighthouse.

Relax on the bright, sunny and open private deck,

listen to the waves, and watch the sunsets. Stargaze at night. Serene and tranquil environment.

Your pet is welcome,


New Bike Trail extends through the entire Cape

If you like to golf or swim in a pool you are welcome at St.Joseph Golf Club for a small fee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and linen fee $170 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Rates are subject to change before booking. Cancellation policy: Can cancel 10 days prior to arrival with a $100 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.