USA Gulf Coast Florida Port St. Joe Listing #18886

Halsell's Hideaway - Port St. Joe, FL

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34 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Beachfront dune cottage with deck & view of St Vincent Island

This beachfront cottage is perched on top of a dune, boasting beautiful gulf views and crisp ocean air. The cozy atmosphere comes equipped with a full kitchen and wrap-around deck. Nestled near the very end of Indian's Pass, you have the feeling of seclusion and privacy while the convenience of city life not far away.

What’s nearby:
This house is walking distance to the beach and houses various wildlife as well as views across the gulf to St Vincent Island. The area offers multiple golf courses and sights seeing such at lighthouses and wildlife reserves. Fishing offered right outside your front door along with a cleaning table to process your catch.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
Snowbirds Welcome!

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining





Ocean view


Water view


Gulf view






DVD player

Wireless router


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels




34 reviews

Donna M. Sep 2022
The view at this place was absolutely stunning! Total privacy. Just as described. Be ready to climb some stairs though!
Tommy M. Aug 2022
Took our kayaks over to St. Vincent Island, enjoyed our views from the high elevation. Really loved how quiet this area was.
John M. Aug 2022
The privacy
Joyce V. Jul 2022
Great location offering a private beach area and lovely ocean views. A small house perfect for a weekend get-away to the beach.
DEBRA W. Jun 2022
We loved the view, lack of crowds, peaceful harmony with nature. There was a pair of red bellied woodpeckers, probably sitting on eggs, flying back and forth to the snag on the left. Then we saw an owl perched in the top of the snag on the right in the starlit night. The milkyway is totally visable. We even saw the reflection of Venus rising over the Saint Vincent Sound!
Richard A. Dec 2021
We loved the Hideaway that is nestled on top of the dunes. Beautiful views and amazing wildlife. Had a Bald Eagle outside every day, every morning he would catch his breakfast from the pass. It was an AMAZING TIME spent on this piece of heaven on earth. We will book again and continue to do so. The sunrises were magical and vibrant, worth the effort to get up early to see. If you want to experience the forgotten coast you have come to the right place. Left feeling very relaxed and not wanting to leave. Great communication with VACASA from getting an early check in to making sure we were satisfied with how things were going. A+ and very professional.
Kirby M. Aug 2021
Not a bad place, humble but not run down & very secluded. I will say there are quite a lot of stairs that weren't really shown anywhere on the listing, but my wife & I are young & in shape so it wasn't a problem for us. Anyone who couldn't climb those stairs would have been annoyed by that.
Joel G. Dec 2020
Go here. The stairs suck..but You are close enough to a beach entrance you can let your stuff out behind the house and the back stairs are easier. Other than that? It's perfect.. go here . Just don't go when I'm going.
William H. Nov 2020
We were looking for a cozy getaway as all of our other plans were ruined by the pandemic. We were pleasantly delighted with our stay. The view was perfect and the house was the perfect size for the 2 of us. We would love to stay here again someday!
Melanie S. Nov 2020
Loved the beachfront view and of course Mr. Crabby. We had an enjoyable short stay!
Ashley B. Aug 2020
Everything about this place was great. Recent updated master bathroom was very nice, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the living room sofa new. Will definitely be back.
caleb c. Aug 2020
It doesn't get better if you are here for the real world. The view from the across the pass to Sy. Vincent Island could be from 100 years ago. The Hideaway sits on top of the dune and is one bedroom, clean and comfortable.Lots of steps up from the parking area. So not for the infirmed or the lazy. But hey, some people don't mind occasional exercise. Fishing is great. There is a boat landing a few hundred yards away. The beach is right out front. If you want total immersion in the real Florida, it doesn't get better. If you want goofy golf and carnival rides this is not what you're looking for - keep looking.
I would never leave the Hideaway at Indian Pass if I didn't have to.
Abby B. Jul 2020
Clean, quiet, & perfect for my family! ❤️
Donna M. Jul 2020
The house was isolated with a great view. The children loved picking up shells on the beach. However, the is poorly maintained and dirty.
Manager response:
Donna, while we are glad you enjoyed the fantastic view this home offers, we apologize for the cleanliness and maintenance issues you encountered that negatively impacted your stay. We have passed your private feedback to our local manager to address for future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
Patti M. Jul 2020
Loved the location, very quiet and peaceful. House was clean and had all we needed. The stairs were a struggle for my husband who has COPD. I was fine but beware if any in group have issues with stairs. We had a fun relaxing time.
Tom T. Jun 2020
The beach view & close to boat ramp
Manager response:
Hi Tom, thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the view and location! We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again.
Debbie H. Jun 2020
The 1st thing you need to know is there are serious stairs - 2 flights up from parking area and 2 flight down to beach. Second, it looks just like the pictures. The beach is literally right outside your door. Great deck. Furnishings are cheap but it has everything you need. Prepare to be swarmed with mosquitoes in the parking area.
Barbara G. Dec 2019
The absolute quiet, natural world of Halsell's Hideaway was perfect for us as a senior couple who grew up in Florida many years ago. The small human footprint was so appreciated
Laural C. Nov 2019
Loved the location. House was comfortable. Will definately be back.
Jack P. Oct 2019
First, the minuses... This place is a bit worn. Not the end of the world, but... A cigarette smell upon entering the property (which improves as you get inside), and a general mustiness which becomes acceptable over time. Kitchen area wasn’t super clean, but it was tolerable. The pluses? The fantastic view from the back porch, the privacy, and the long, wonderful stretch of beach available mere yards from the back steps. St. Vincent Island is just across the inlet. We watched birds (including a bald eagle), saw porpoises, kayakers...very relaxing. The drive into Port St. Joe isn’t bad, and we’re happy to see it coming back. It was a fun adventure.
Manager response:
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. All of our properties are smoke-free. We will be sure to address this along with your other comments with the local staff so they can take care of the smell. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
rebecca s. Jul 2019
Needs a total updating and deep cleaning
Guyrine M. Jun 2019
The condo was very nice loved being right on the beach
Tom S. May 2019
Always something happening on Indian Pass
Can’t wait to return next year
It’s a special place for sure !
Suzanne B. Dec 2017
Perfection.We keep returning...for the beauty, serenity, privacy.Thank u
Stacey A. Sep 2017
This is a great little vacation home with a beautiful view. Everything went great including the check in process. The home was exceptionally clean and stocked with all the kitchen utensils, pots, etc you will need. The fishing was pretty good right off the beach and a great place to take walks. Not too good for swimming due to the current, but we went to st joe state park which is only anout 15 mins. away. As stated in the description, the stairs are a pretty good climb, but it was good excercise. I would definitely rent this home again.
Dawn B. Jul 2017
Very quiet and secluded. If you want away from it all, then this is the place for you. There were times that my husband and I were the only two people one the beach. After about 4pm locals seemed to come fish and such. But all in all we loved the privacy. If you love eating oysters, they got'em. We weren't fans, would have liked to see a better variety of seafood. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this a couple or small family looking to escape!!