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Crystal Sands Too

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 10 Baths, 20 Sleeps

Just pack your suitcases; we do the rest.

Peak months, May, June, July and August - Saturday to Saturday seven day stay includes beach-ready golf cart, screened pool, heated Jacuzzi, sauna, lanai, grilling area, sheltered ping-pong table, fish-cleaning station and car washing station.

Everything else needed for a great vacation stay has been included.

Vaulted ceilings on second floor, Gulf-facng decks with Panoramic Gulf Views.

Unlimited Free Continental US long distance. Each floor has four bedrooms, three with king-size beds, one with two sets of twin bunk beds. Each bedroom has a full ensuite (private) bathroom.

First and second floor layout identical.

Private 18'x36' screened, heated during the cooler months, swimming pool with Jacuzzi.

Also included is 1368 sq. ft. of decking for sunning, barbecue and picnics. Three gas grills. Sun chairs, chairs and more chairs. Pool bathroom and Lanai.


WIFI - Wireless Internet access. Free continental long distance. Phones

8 bedrooms, 8 baths plus two half-baths.

Flat screen TV/DVD in each bedroom. Great rooms have 55 inch flat screen TVs.

King beds in the 6 master bedrooms. Four double bunk beds(8 twins) in

7th and 8th masters.

Fully equipped and outfitted kitchens.

Two laundry rooms. Each has an extra capacity washer and dryer with irons and ironing board.

Top quality bed and bath linens provided.

Fully equipped kitchens.

Pet friendly

Smoke free


Covered Parking

Heating/Air Conditioning

Two 11ft.x50ft. Gulf-front decks with chairs and tables.

Hot/cold enclosed beach shower

Handicap/disability access includes:


Two master bedrooms/baths with:

* sliding pocket doors to the bathrooms for easy weelchair


* handicapped sinks and mirrors.

* Low-rise very large showers with a swivel seat transfer bench to allow shower access from your wheelchair.

* Tall Toilets

* Lower wall-mounted towel bars for easy reach from a wheelchair.

* Wall-mounted grab bars at toilets and showers.

* Tiled floors for easy wheelchair operation.

Extra large rooms with wide doorways and hallways.

Extra wide boardwalk takes you and your wheelchair from under the house to the hard sand of the beach. If you would like to travel with your wheelchair up and down the beach, we provide a

Platform Beach Wheelchair Dolly.

More Details

Ron Kidd
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“It’s all in the details.” There could not be a better phrase to describe your vacation home. Our family was absolutely blown away by the quality of your home and the amenities provided. We truly did not lack for a thing!

For seventeen years, we have spent a week on a gulf beach and never have we enjoyed ourselves more than at your lovely home. Aged from 4 to 70, each and every one of us felt like princes, princesses, kings, and queens in the castle you and your Prince Charming have built on the most beautiful, secluded beach we have yet to experience.

Meeting your son and daughter-in-law was an added bonus that we’ve also never experienced. It was extremely helpful to be met by Scott and Cathy at the house and taken on the grand tour to begin our week in paradise. They made us Okies feel right at home and were so accommodating. The personal touch you provide through your children was both a surprise and a delight to the road weary bunch of us on that first day.

So, thank you again for your generosity in sharing this awesome house with us. We will never find another place as perfect as this for our family. We respectfully request to be put on your waiting list if you should, by some crazy reason, have a cancellation next summer or the next or the next or the next or the next.

Oh, and one other thing. The first comment I heard from every one after their first night in your luscious beds was, “We’ve got to find our where she gets these sheets and coverlets.” They were absolutely amazing! So, would you mind sharing where you found them?

Thank you again for making our vacation feel like it came straight off the pages of a fairy tale storybook.
Jul 2011
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 10 Bathrooms
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  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Most rentals offer you the basics, but, we believe, it is all in the details. Our part of Florida is made up of a unique combination of pines and palms growing in very sandy soil. A bald eagle pair nest each year just down the road. Wildlife abounds because this area is still only lightly developed. Yet, all the conveniences are relatively close at hand. There are some incredible restaurants that serve only the freshest of fish. Even non-seafood eaters learn to enjoy this area's bounty from the sea. About 10 miles to the East is Appalachicola which is famous throughout the world for its oysters. Try some lightly steamed or raw, they are incredible. Scallops and shrimp are harvested from the Gulf daily. You just cannot get any fresher. We provide you with a list of local restaurants along with a very candid critique of our dining experiences there. There just is not a better view of the Gulf anywhere. A 180 degree sweep of the horizon from the Gulf-view balconies encompass several miles of deserted white-sand beaches gently yielding to the blue Gulf waters. Dolphins lazily swim by while gulls, cranes and pelicans search for fish. Shrimp trawlers, boats and sailboats can sometimes be seen in the far distance. Fluffy white clouds stream slowly by against a deep-blue sky. Many times bright lightening and dark thunder clouds can be seen in the distance while the sun shines brightly where you sit. Dusk brings incredible sunsets. And, at night, you just cannot believe the number of stars that can be seen; even the milky way is visible. Our extra-wide ramp takes you to the hard sand of the beach. Wading and swimming from our beach is very pleasant. The sandy bottom gently slopes for hundreds of feet before you can no longer touch bottom. Waves vary from small to giant depending upon the wind and weather. You can become a skilled sandcastle builder if you are so inclined. Occasionally a turtle (very protected) will build her nest along our beach and baby turtles can be seen scampering toward a full moon after hatching. You can place and order for groceries with our staff for the cost of the groceries and a small handling charge. Your pantry will then be stocked and waiting for your arrival. Daily maid service is available for an additional $35 a day. Daily service includes sweeping floors, making beds, hanging towels, garbage removal and a quick dusting. For an additiona charge, your dishes, pots and pans can be cleaned and stored away. Laundry service is available although you have two super-capacity washers with 9 wash cycles and a double rinse cycle to insure that your clothers come out clean and soap free, super-capacity dryers with six drying cycles, iron and board in the laundry room just off the kitchen. Any other reasonable service may be available for an additional charge. Just let us know what you require and we will do our best to provide it. Although you will probably not have time to watch TV, we do provide 72-Channel cable in each bedroom and great room which includes local channels. Bedroom wall-mounted flat-screen TVs have built in DVD players. WIFI internet access is provided along with local calling phone service. The house is designed with two floors, each floor is a copy of the other with a central hall or greatroom that faces the Gulf. A full wall of windows on each floor affords stunning Gulf views from the kitchen, dining room and living room. Italian porcelain tile floors throughout. Granite covered kitchen counter tops sparkle in deep midnight blue with pearl shimmers. Brushed nickel pendant lights illuminate the peninsula. Pure White Cabinets with brushed nickel pulls are roomy and include a butlers pantry and built in garbage container. Disposal, dishwasher, side-by-side refridgerator with child lock and a GE water filtration system that delivers clean great-tasting water and ice through the in-the-door light touch dispenser. Self-cleaning super-large electric ranges and ovens. Over-the-stove microwaves have an outside venting system that removes smoke and steam from the cooktop. Kitchens are fully equipped with top-of-the-line products. Each kitchen has: * KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials 10-Piece Brushed Stainless-Steel Cookware Set * KitchenAid Gourmet Essentails Hard Anodized Nonstick Open FrencSkillets, 6 in all, different widths. * Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set * Henckels International Everedge 13-Piece Knife Set with Cheese Knife * Cuisinart CHM-3 Electronic Hand Mixer 3 Speed * Measuring cups, liquid and dry. Measuring spoons. Cullindar. Various mixing bowls and utensils. * Roasting pans, soup pots, blenders, rolling pins, cook books * and much more! The dining room is located in the center of the central halls. Seating at the Island counter for four. Seating for 6 is provided at each of the round wood and glass tables surrounded by intricately carved dining chairs. An additional three dolphin seats are near by at the granite coverd kitchen peninsula. On the second floor, a turn-of-the century Oriental sideboard can seat three. On the first floor, a sideboard opens to seat an additional eight guests. Ocean blue thin ceramic dinnerware with bamboo placemats are provided for that touch of the tropics. Bamboo napkins and pebble napkin rings add a casual elegance to your dinner service. Ceramic and glass coffee mugs are coordinated with the dinner service flanked by various sized wine and water glasses. Hobnail stainless flatware completes the place setting. Service for 24. Each living room includes a full-sized hobnail trimmed leather couches flanked by two matching leather love seats and two leather recliners


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Crystal Sands Too
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Beach Front Home with exceptional ammenities!!!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from staying at the beach house this past week. We had a wonderful time and the place is as beautiful as described! It truly was paradise: the views were beautiful, the unit was very clean and the home was built with great attention to detail (granite countertops, stainless steal appliances, elevator, quality deck materials, plenty of chairs, furniture, etc.). We had 5 couples, a few single adults, and 5 children 4 yrs and younger with ample room between both floors. Everyone loved the pool area as a nice break from the beach, but the views and beachfront location was awesome. There are local seafood shops between Port St. Joe and the house to purchase great crab legs/shrimp. This house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation away from home, without going to the busy mainstream beaches. One downfall I had of the beach was being able to drive (cars) on the beach. The golf cart provided on the beach were awesome however and allowed us to see much more beach than just in front of the house. I've never stayed on beaches like that before, but have to say it was fun. Pets are also allowed on the beach, which again is different than what you see in most larger beach areas, but it wasn't too distracting. There were also several bugs about this time of year, but they couldn't spoil our good time. We've never been to a nicer home on the beach ever and probably never will see one this nice again. We will continue to look for open rental weeks for this house and would book this place again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Effingham, IL, USA

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply amazing! We spent a week here in the Summer of 2010 with 22 people! Here I married my best friend on the white sandy beach...the home's back yard! The home is furnished with wonderful decor and everything that your family will need during your stay! The pool is very relaxing - we can not wait to get back and check out the new pool house and sauna!

The beaches are beautiful; we saw dolphins 3-4 times a day! We enjoyed lots of sand volleyball, and an evening fire around the provided beach firepit! We spent evenings on the golf checking our the tide and sand crabs! Our mornings consisted of collecting seashells...they are everywhere!

I can not put into words how great Sharon, Scott and Kathy were! Our booking was smooth, and Scott and Kathy went above and beyond to make our vacation a week that we will never forget!

Thanks to all - we hope to see you very soon!

One Happy Bride, her Husband, and the Gang!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* All sorts of water sports are available.

* Miles of deserted beaches.

* Golf cart rides along the beach at night...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* visit St. Vincent's National Wildlife Refuge.

* visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

* Stroll through historic Appalachicola.

* Build a beach bonfire..

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

How about relaxing, reading and snoozing. What a novel idea for a vacation! Otherwise there is beach fishing, charter fishing, sea-doo rental, para-sailing over the Gulf, horseback riding on the beach, scalloping, taking an island ferry to St. Vincent's National Wildlife Refuge for biking, hiking and bird watching. Visit St Joseph Peninsula State Park. Turtle watching, horseback riding and

all the other things one would expect to do on a Florida vacaton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Whole house availability is throughout the year and sleeps 20 in real beds. Weekly rental is Saturday to Saturday during the peak season of June, July and August.
Weekly rate: June or July - $5300, August is $4800
September and May is $3800 with the option of locking up to three bedrooms at a discount of $200 per locked bedroom.
October through April is $3400 with the option of locking up to three bedrooms at a discount of $200 per locked bedroom.
Locked bedroom discount does not apply during holiday weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years or any week in May.

Newly built home on the Gulf located just minutes from the entrance to Cape San Blas. Beach House has two identical floors that sleep ten to twelve on each floor. The house is designed with a central hall or great room that faces the Gulf. Bedrooms flank the central great room. Handicapped accessible with lots of amenities for people with special needs. Private 18x36'screened pool with Jacuzzi, Sauna and Lanai. Golf cart. Pet friendly.

Please see our web page, email or call for details.
Newly built home on the Gulf located just minutes from the entrace to Cape San Blas. Handicapped accessible with lots of amenities for people with special needs. Private 18x36'screened pool with Jacuzzi, Sauna and Lanai. Golf cart. Pet friendly.

Non-refundable deposit of 10% of rental fee or $200, whichever is greater, is due at time of booking. Deposit is subtracted from rental fee balance due. 1/2 balance due 120 days prior to arrival with final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Major credit cards accepted. Security deposit due 2 months prior to arrival and must be paid by check or E-check option from our web page..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.