About this rental
"Sweet Shell-Ter" is a 2018 custom built 2,500 square foot Gulf front home located at Money Bayou. Sweet Shell-Ter is approximately 65 miles east of Panama City, 10 miles east of Port St. Joe and 17 miles west of Apalachicola, and is just off Highway 30-A in Gulf County.
You will love the experience, charm and peacefulness of what is known as "old Florida" along the Forgotten Coast. The beach and Gulf of Mexico are easy to access via the 200 foot private boardwalk. Your beach vacation home consists of 3.5 bedrooms, 4 water closets, 2 indoor showers, one outdoor shower, and will accommodate up to 7 beach lovers. You have easy access to all three floors by either the 3 stop elevator or stairs.
The first floor level has 3 full size bedrooms, and the "Hideaway Room", a smaller sleeping space which is a perfect location for kids or adults that is hidden away under the stairs. The Hideaway Room has a twin size bed, flat screen TV, and two port windows. The North and South Bedrooms share an expanded Jack and Jill bathroom with their own water closets and a common tub and shower. Each of the three full size bedrooms have a ceiling fan, wall mounted flat screen TV, and queen bed. The Master Bedroom has its own private bathroom and a 30 foot by 12 foot screened porch that has comfortable outdoor seating and a lounging day bed. You can also gain entry to the screened porch from the South Bedroom. The screen porch allows direct access to the private beach boardwalk and a 10 foot X 10 foot deck for star gazing at night, sun bathing, or just relaxing while listening to the rolling surf. On the first floor you will also find a washer, dryer, and linen closet with additional linens and bath and beach towels.
The second floor is an open concept living area with a well equipped kitchen, 4 foot x 10 foot island, dining table for 8, open desk area, 65 inch flat screen wall mounted TV, Direct TV, surround sound audio, Wi-Fi, dining area and half bath with a truly breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. This floor also has a 30 foot by 12 foot covered porch that will captivate you when look directly to the south at the Gulf, or east in view of Indian Pass Beach and Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and to the west in view of neighboring Cape San Blas. The top floor is the perfect open concept and great for family and friends to enjoy together!
The ground floor has under-house vehicle parking for 4 cars and an 11 foot clearance for your boat. There is also ample parking in the driveway, an outdoor shower and grill area.
You will enjoy the quiet neighborhood as Sweetwater Shores Drive is not a through street and there is relatively little traffic. The Money Bayou area is rumored to have been visited by pirates that buried treasure in the area that has eluded being found. So make sure to bring your Geiger Counter so you can treasure hunt during your vacation!
Also make sure to bring your fishing gear so you can surf fish from the beach! Please note that the shoreline saltwater fishing license is available to Florida residents only. Non-resident salt water anglers must purchase a regular non-resident saltwater fishing license. You may obain a fishing license at any bait and tackle store or at the Gulf County Tax Collector's office located in Port St. Joe, 10 miles away.
Favorite Places To Eat
Indian Pass Raw Bar 1 mile east of "Sweet Shell-ter"
Sand Dollar Cafe - Southern Comfort Food, 301 Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Washing Machine and dryer
Dining table and large kitchen island
Kayak / Canoe rentals nearby
boating - bring your own or rent for a day at local marina
grocery store in Port St. Joe
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jan 01 - Feb 28 2023
Mar 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - May 26 2023
May 27 - Jun 30 2023
Jul 01 - Jul 08 2023
Damage Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $250
Tax Rate: 12%
Damage Deposit : $400.00 (Refundable if no damage is found.)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Last updated February 09, 2023
Hosted by Sheila Lanier
Member since 2018
Our Happy Place!!
This makes our second time visiting Sweet-Shell-ter. We were so excited we were able to rent this place again even though it was not long enough!! We love the house. It has everything you need and then some. The elevator is so convenient for groceries, etc. The location is beautiful!! We rented a golf cart, which was helpful getting my mom down to the beach so she could enjoy the beach/ocean. Shelia the owner is the nicest person to rent from!! I cannot say enough about how pleased we have always been to rent Sweet-Shell-Ter!! You will not be disappointed to rent this beautiful home.The Green Family
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: October 01, 2020
Lynn- Thank you so much, and we are very happy you all enjoyed your return stay! We appreciate you being wonderful guests and taking great care of Sweet Shell-Ter. We hope you will visit again. Best, Sheila
Best rental property available anywhere!
My family has been coming to the Florida coast for the last 25 years and we have stayed in many rental homes but this one is by far the most complete and beautiful place we have ever stayed in. The owner is very polite and punctual to deal with. We will most definitely come back as soon as we can.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: September 06, 2020
Kay, Thank you so much, and we are so very happy that you all had a great time! We certainly look forward to you all returning to Sweet Shell-Ter! We appreciate you being a wonderful guest. Kind regards, Sheila
Perfect Beach House!
The pictures of Sweet Shell-Ter does not come close to showing the attention to detail the owners have throughout house. Every day I noticed a new detail that made the house even better. We had two favorite areas in the house, the evening lounge area for some games and relaxing before bed, and the spacious outdoor seating area, that isn't even pictured. We ate lunch almost everyday in that spot. The lunch discussions centered around the prefect beach and the number of dolphins we saw in the kayaks provided by the owners. The owners are very responsive to any and all questions we had before and during our stay. I would definitely recommend Sweet Shell-Ter to anyone who is looking for a house in this area.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 09, 2020
Hi, Mitch- Thank you so much! We are so happy that you all had a great time at Sweet Shell-Ter. We also appreciate you all being such wonderful guests, and we hope you will visit again. Kind regards, Sheila
What a dream come true! This beach home is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you could ever need or want. It was the perfect spot for our family vacation. We hope to visit this gem again soon.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 19, 2019
Suzanne, We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We hope you will visit again. Kind regards, Sheila
Our stay at Sweet Shell-yet was great. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything you need. There are two decks where we spent a lot of time enjoying the view. The owners were very responsive. They even left us an ice cream treat in the freezer which my grandchildren loved. I would recommend this house to anyone.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: August 02, 2018
Thank you, Martha! We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay at Sweet Shell-Ter and that your grandchildren liked the ice cream treats. We certainly hope you will come back and visit again. Kind regards, Sheila Lanier
Sweet Shell-ter was perfect! It was clean, kitchen was beyond stocked with every piece of glassware we needed. The views from the porches where priceless. The house is a home that was built with detail. The Window in the stairwell had views to the ocean and of course the elevator gave our in laws and easy trip to each floor. The decor was soothing. A family member said “it’s like vacationing in the Hamptons”. I loved the area and the house felt like home. We will return to our Sweet Shell-Ter!
Stayed: June 2018Submitted: July 03, 2018
Lane, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Sweet Shell-Ter and that it met the needs of your family. It's so nice to hear that it felt like home! You all were wonderful guests and we certainly look forward to you visiting again!
Hosted by Sheila Lanier