Aug. 5th, 2022 - Aug. 19th or any time within those weeks, discounted rate of $450 per night all in!
About the Property
We fell in love with this newer (2016) custom-built estate when trying to decide if we wanted to buy our vacation home in the Smoky Mountains or along the ocean. This home combines both the gorgeous views experienced when staying in a chalet amidst pine trees and serene water views with Cape San Blas in the distance. It has balconies with seating off of most of the rooms of the house. Most of the balconies are completely screened-in including screens under the decks to prevent any insects from joining the relaxation you deserve when being a guest at Calypso Light Haus. The front porch deck is not screened in which allows guests to feel one with nature while taking photos of the sunsets and/or stunning water views without obstruction from the screens. Likewise, one of the 4 balconies in the back also is unscreened for taking pictures of the sunrises, wild life in the conservation area including cardinals, hawks, & a variety of other wild-life.
There is a lovely patio area on the ground level, surrounded by 5 citrus trees, flowers, sand, and a fire pit with seats, all of which allow guests to enjoy campfires, and cooler breezes in the evening, even when daytime temperatures climb above 90.
The house is 3 floors with an elevator for adult use only. A golf cart and bikes are currently offered free of charge. The home includes 4 beach chairs and a beach umbrella as well as plenty of additional patio seating.
Extremely well-behaved pets are sometimes permitted for an extra fee and on a case-by-case basis.
Visit our Facebook page which includes more photos of most rooms, things to do, explanations, etc. Go to the Facebook page, click on the Photos tab , then click on the Albums tab to see multiple albums of various areas of the estate.
Since it won't all the address, just do a Facebook search for CalypsoLightHaus.
See this Facebook website above to click on the "photos" tab at the top and then under "albums" click on "See all" to click on individual albums of the various rooms and sleeping areas located within this spacious, magical, hotel-like yet heart-warming home. Yes, your stay includes the entire
Most of 2023 is Available, except February is completely booked, & August 2022 - 2023 is mostly available.
Multiple weeks or shorter stays are negotiable.
Email to let us know what combination of any available dates fit your schedule. calypsolighthaus at (Note: no spaces and use the symbols instead of "at" or "dot." g Mail (dot ) com.
Registration Number: 11706
Elevator, Free Continental Long Distance, Free Netflix, Free High-Speed Wireless, Stunning Views from multiple decks and balconies; no need to buy charcoal or refill propane because the grill is attached to house gas, over 3.5 miles of walking paths wooded and/or beachfront , almost anything you could want or need is now located at Windmark and/or can be delivered to you free of delivery charge from Sam’s Club (order with us in advance), golf cart included!
Workout facilities located at Windmark with free first time group fitness classes and/or one time 10.00 day pass.
Our Windmark public Beach is within a 5 minute golf cart ride or short drive from our gated portion of our community. This estate has access to 2 pools. One is at the club house, basically across the street. The other is near the entrance to the Windmark community and includes a play ground as well as an outdoor bar. maintained by the exquisite restaurant called, "The View on Old 98!" Country music lovers might be interested to know that Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown were spotted dining there in July 2021, with their families.
Cape San Blas is 15 minutes from our estate. It has beach homes similar to ours which book for over 6,000 per week. We hear from multiple guests that their Cape San Blas vacation rental has raised their weekly fees by more than 2,000 for the 2022 season. Many people who stay at Cape San Blas still prefer to drive to the State park to get closer to the North end of the cape. Our guests figure it is well-worth it to stay at our pristine custom-built home, have the amenities of a gated community, privacy and 2 pools as well as Windmark beach while saving a couple thousand dollars in weekly rates to not be "on the cape." Our guests reason if they have to drive to their spot on the beach anyway, they might as well drive 15 minutes further and be able to stay for 2 weeks instead of having only a 5 minute drive, but not be able to afford vacations for years. Also, the lovely quiet gated-community part of our street makes stargazing at the gazillions of stars in the sky save , even as you stroll down the street at night.
Plus our house boasts beautiful wooded views as well as water views from many of the rooms in the house.
Favorite Places To Eat
The View on Old 98 and Mercantile Social often have live music , located right within our Windmark community, within a short golf cart ride from your vacay home ! There are also other new shops & even a new pizza place all easily accessible via the golf cart or your car. Port St. Joe also has restaurants and shops in town, a lighthouse to tour and the State of Florida constitution museum, all within a 10 minute car ride. Cape San Blas is a fun beach town within about 15 minutes of your vacay home, which also has fun restaurants & beach shops, fishing charters, etc.
The abandoned ship washed ashore at the southern most tip of Cape San Blas.
The hike from the rocks where people park along the road, to the site of where it washed ashore is about a mile, but you are apt to see amazing birds such as eagles and pelicans on the way. (There has been a lost alligator spotted in the rocks at times, but s/he usually stays away from people.)
This is also a great place to go to look for shells. If you don't want to hike through the brush, it's best to go during low tide.
The ship which was washed ashore was called, the Donna Kay; however, it was recently removed for safety and environmental reason. Regardless, the trek to where the "Donna Kay used to be" is a right of passage for guests who come to explore Cape San Blas. Most of the time we have made this trek to the "Southern-most point in the Gulf," we have looked to the skies and seen 2 or 4 bald eagles. It's also a great place for gazing a shells, drift wood, or amazing wild life.
We have also been told that around the state park there are coves where you can swim with sea horses. Renting a pontoon to take a trip around the tip of the cape, you are extremely likely to see dolphins.
Appalachicola is another quaint town on the way to St. George Island from Port St. Joe or Cape San Blas. Appalachicola has an amazing "Fireman's Festival," usually in January with thousands of the nicest small town people in the world enjoying the fresh air. They also have other festivals throughout the year.
The Windmark HOA community also has been known to host fun parties, events, book clubs, parades, and monthly bonfires at various times throughout the year. Let us know if you are interested in being updated about any of these events.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The state park out on Cape San Blas includes many more activities and miles of hiking as well as wildlife watching. Eagles can often be spotted while hiking on the southern end of the cape near the area where the "Donna Kay" ship washed ashore.
Our Windmark Beach is popular for its calm and shallow waters making it pleasant for all to enjoy whether you’re swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding! Keep your eyes on the water because you’re almost assured to see dolphins at play just offshore! The large Village Center Pool offers zero entry walk in and green area with playgrounds for the whole family to enjoy! The community features 3.5 miles of path running alongside the gulf, The View restaurant overlooking the water, The Mill general store, and more! “Fit As A Fiddle” located in Village Center offers day fitness passes for guests. Windmark Beach “village” experience will have you loving every minute of your family vacation! This home is located in Eastern time zone
Our Calypso Light vacay home is located in the gated community portion of the popular waterfront community of Windmark Beach! Just a short walk from the lovely beaches, this home features all of the popular amenities guests have come to love. The large porches make relaxing outdoors a pleasant pass time. The screened in porch off the dining area makes outdoor dining with family and friends enjoyable away from Florida’s bugs. The home is also equipped with a gas grill (with gas attached to the house so their is no need for guests to bring charcoal). The many private balconies provide plenty of r and r spaces for everyone of your guests.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 14 2022 - Jul 02 2022
Jul 02 2022 - Jul 09 2022
Jul 23 2022 - Aug 06 2022
Aug 06 2022 - Aug 18 2022
Aug 29 2022 - Sep 03 2022
Refundable Sec. Deposit: $500
Complimentary Golf Cart: $0
Complimentary Wif Fi: $0
Complimentary Beach Umbr: $0
4 Complimentary Beach Ch: $0
1 cooler on wheels: $0
Exit Cleaning: $300
1 picnic basket: $0
Phone in continental US: $0
1 preapproved pet fee: $180
Complimentary 2 bikes: $0
1 tiny bike: $0
Tax Rate: 12%
Please see our Facebook page, linked to our dot com website, Calypso light haus (all one word) dot com , for availability, rates and specials.
Email us at to request a contract or for questions. It is calypso light haus (no spaces) at g mail dot com.
We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you and your guests as you all enjoy a much-deserved vacation!
Last updated on June 23, 2022
Jane Marie J. Haffner
Year Purchased: 2021
Calendar last updated: June 23, 2022
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - See this Facebook website for the most extensive photo albums & descriptions.
CLICK HERE - This website includes reviews and links to our Facebook page with more details.
5 Star Accommodations
Beautiful home nestled in an equally beautiful neighborhood. The views and privacy are priceless. My family of 5 and dog couldnt have chosen a better home to vacation in, and will definitely be back. Port St Joe is a diamond in the rough for those looking to avoid the heavier crowds you find in Panama and Destin. Between crab hunting on the beach at night and the fishing charter, the memories made with the family will be life long. Thank you Jane and Kurt for your hospitality and accommodations.
Stayed: April 2022Submitted: June 24, 2022
Thank you Bryan! We're happy that your family had a great time. Feel free to email calypsolighthaus@, Oct., Nov. Dec. and much of 2023. You can also reach us via text or phone at .
Relaxation and luxury
This house was a short golf cart ride to the beach and pool. The house had a fully stocked kitchen and very comfy beds. A quick ten minute car ride to cape San blas park. 30 min to PCB. Screened in porches made for a very relaxing evening without getting eat up by bugs. Owners were wonderful to work with and very easy going. I highly recommend this house. We took 8 with us. There was plenty of room and lots to do.
Stayed: October 2021Submitted: March 26, 2022
Loved my stay over the Thanksgiving holiday at Calypso Light Haus and plan to return to stay there in the future. The home is spacious, modern, and lives up to its lighthouse theme. It is mere steps to the pool which is essentially on the beach. The Haffners were fantastic hosts. I'm excitedly looking forward to my next stay there!!
Stayed: November 2021Submitted: November 30, 2021
Our vacation was much more than we ever anticipated upon the arrival to calypso lighthouse!!! The house was absolutely immaculate better than the pictures and so convenient to everything. Having the ocean just steps away and convenient to a golf cart ride to a restaurant was perfect. Also having four dogs right in front of you to fish off of after dinner was a plus!!! Perfect location and perfect home!!! Loved having the pool right in front of our house!! Kurt and Jane were wonderful to work with , and we will definitely be back again!!
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: August 05, 2021