Crescent Pearl - Stunning Luxury Home, Walls of Windows & Incredible Beachviews

Large screened porch for anytime enjoyment of views and breezes.
Large screened porch for anytime enjoyment of views and breezes.
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Large screened porch for anytime enjoyment of views and breezes.

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 2500 sq. ft.

The Crescent Pearl is one of the finest homes on Cape San Blas. Towering high above the beach among tall pines, this gorgeous home offers wonderful views of the area's pristine beaches and the Gulf of Mexico.

This large, luxury home is a perfect for leisure and entertaining. Built as a permanent residence, the Crescent Pearl features only the finest materials and quality craftsmanship. This is a unique home built for relaxation and comfort, far from the tiny utilitarian boxes common to the area. This is a very spacious , elegant home in an incredible setting that will provide your family with a one-of-kind beach experience. Recently redecorated and refurbished, the Crescent Pearl will provide a lifetime of memories.

The Crescent Pearl is set among the loblolly pines on beautiful Cape San Blas, providing lovely views of the Gulf of Mexico from virtually anywhere in the home. This unique property features walls of glass and large, wrap around screened porches for unfettered enjoyment of the sights, sounds, and smells of one of Florida's most secluded and natural beaches.

The Crescent Pearl overlooks emerald green water and white sandy beaches preserved in their natural state. This is coastal living at its finest - walls of windows and comfortably appointed furnishings, and screened porches designed to capture the sights, sounds, and smells of the Gulf of Mexico carried upon coastal breezes.

The Great Room occupies most of the top floor, encompassing the the living room, dining room, kitchen, and a large screened porch with ample seating for all. At a height surpassing 50 feet above sea level, the third floor offers a majestic view of the Gulf's emerald green waters and white sand beaches of the Florida coast.

The master suite is immaculately appointed, comfortably decorated, and features a spa quality bath with two-erson shower and jacuzzi tub, for the pampered patrons. The master has its own private screened porch and own seating area, the perfect, tranquil environment for adults to unwind after a long day at the beach with the kids. Natural fiber linens, furnishings, draperiers, rugs and travetine stone floors complete the exemplary guest experience.

The Crescent Pearl is appointed with custom cherry cabinetry from Oregon, solid wood doors with antique brass hardware and glass knobs salvaged from a New Orleans estate, and travetine floors extending through the home and porches. Every detail speaks to the quality of the home's construction. You'll find the Crescent Pearl both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

The Crescent Pearl's has a secondary master suite on the third floor, complete with a queen bed, ensuite bath, and its own private porch with a view of St Joseph's Bay. This is the perfect suite for adults, older children, or the grandparents.

The bunkroom resides on the second floor, down the hall from the master suite, perfect to tending to small children. The bunkroom features one full and three singles, accommodating up to five persons. It also has its own bath, and a private porch also with a view of St. Joseph's bay.

The kitchen was recently updated with new, stainless steel appliances, freshwater filtration system, and coffee bar. Fully appointed with all new stainless flatware, porcelain dinnerware, small appliances, cooking utensils, pots and pans to make meal preparation a joy.

Cape San Blas features many fine restaurants close to the Crescent Pearl. Indian Pass Raw Bar, Skully's, The Sandbucket, Weber's, and Peachy's are just a few of the dining options on the Cape. The fish and seafood are very fresh and deftly prepared. Casual is the tone for atmosphere and attire, with an ambience similar to the Florida Keys - relaxed and casual.

The region is known as the "Forgotten Coast" and harkens back to a half-century ago. You won't find any high rise condos here, and there are very few condos or townhomes on the Cape. Carefully managed development has helped Cape San Blas retain the environment as close to natural as possible, and it remains a sanctuary for turtles, birds, and wildlife to this day.

Please come visit, it would be our pleasure to share with you the Crescent Pearl.

Primary guest must be 25 years of age or older to rent our home.

Security Deposit: Owner requires a security deposit of $250.00 in the form of an "Authorization Hold" for all reservations. Owner will email a request for Guest to provide this "Authorization Hold" 15 days before arrival date. The "Authorization Hold" will be released 2 days after departure and after the housekeeper has cleaned and inspected the property.

We will email a Rental Agreement to you after a reservation is made. You must complete, sign and return the Rental Agreement to us before your reservation is complete.

Area Information

The Crescent Pearl resides in a exclusive gated community of six homes. There is a large private pool and spa that is adjacent to the Pearl. We overlook some of the finest beaches in Florida on Cape San Blas, preserved in their natural state. This small, remote location was hidden from developers for years, long enough for the federal govt to preserve most of the Cape as breeding grounds for endangered sea turtles, ensuring the beaches will retain its natural, pristine setting forever.

The area around the Pearl includes Port St Joe, Apalachicola, and St George Island, known as the "Forgotten Coast." The area is sparsely developed and populated, far from the crowded beaches, sovenir shops, and mania of Destin and the "Redneck Riveria." Perfect for families and groups seeking a quieter, more serene experience, the Crescent Pearl is the perfect place to slow down, relax, and unwind from the fast pace of our daily lives. Come, relax, and enjoy the friendly people, the wonderful beaches, excellent food, and warm, clean Florida water. You will be glad you did.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach View
    • Communal Pool
    • Deck / Patio
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Garage
    • Heating
    • Hot Tub
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Non-Smoking
    • Ocean View
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Porch
    • Screen Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Boating
      (onsite)
    • Children's Pool
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Canoeing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Horseback Riding
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Park
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Sailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Volleyball Court
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (4 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (5 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (5 miles)
    • Snorkeling
      (5 miles)
    • Windsurfing
      (5 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (10 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (10 miles)
    • Scuba Diving
      (10 miles)
    • Tennis
      (10 miles)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Sep 12 2020 - Jan 29 2021
$2,250 7 nights
Nov 21 2020 - Nov 28 2020
$2,450 7 nights
Jan 30 2021 - Mar 05 2021
$2,250 7 nights
Mar 06 2021 - Mar 19 2021
$2,750 7 nights
Mar 20 2021 - Apr 09 2021
$3,250 7 nights

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Fees:

Pet Fee: $100
Cleaning and Linens: $300
Damage Deposit: $500

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Security Deposit of $500.00 for all reservations. The Security Deposit will be released 5 days after departure after cleaning & inspection of the property.
Rental Agreement is required and must be signed and returned for your reservation to be activated.
Minimum age of 26yo to rent home.
No Smoking on home or premises at anytime.
Pets are considered, and younger pups, anxious animals, older/incontinent animals, larger/aggressive breeds are discouraged.
Starter supplies of toilet tissue, paper towels, soap are provided.
All bed, bath, and kitchen linens are provided.
Several beach chairs, umbrellas, sand tools, floats, etc, are available for guests to uses, but we do guarantee their condition or availability, as they may be damaged or missing from previous guests. If used, please return them in the condition you found them, and please remove sand and clean before returning to garage area.
Please hang wet and/or sandy beach and pool towels on hooks provided in garage to dry, and to reduce sand in home.
Please clean and replace grills in garage after use. DO NOT USE GRILLS INSIDE OF GARAGE. Though propane tanks and charcoal are left after our visits, we do not ensure or provide these items for our guests.
**All garbage and refuse needs to be disposed in roadside garbage bins with latches and caribineer hooks immediately. This prevents wild animals and ants from invading garage area.

Availability

Last updated on September 27, 2020

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Map

Nearest Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches Intl - 68 miles
Nearest Bar: Scallop Republic - 0.1 miles
Nearest Beach: Cape San Blas - 0.0 miles
Nearest Golf: St Joseph's Bay Country Club - 5 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Sand Bucket - 0.3 miles

Owner Info

Nall Gearheard

Nall Gearheard

Year Purchased: 2018

About the owner: Originally from Louisiana, our family now resides in Atlanta, GA. As Southerners, we love to entertain and open our home to share good food, fine wine, and the excellent company of friends and family. We purchased our first vacation home in Hilton Head a half-dozen years ago, because we loved the area, which was perfect for our young family. One villa became two, then three. A few years back, we sold a property we owned in New Orleans and bought this home in Cape San Blas, which we named the Crescent Pearl. It is a magnificent home, the last home of renowned local builder, Charles House, who used his skills to enhance the views by building a home with walls of windows facing the water and beaches. It is the perfect house for families to gather, relax, and reconnect. It is a wonderful home and the ambience is incredible. We are very fortunate to have the Pearl, and it gives us tremendous pleasure to share our good fortune with others. Come, enjoy, please be our guest.

Why this property? The Crescent Pearl was built as a Forever Home - not a second home at the beach, or a vacation rental. The Pearl is on entire other level - the quality of the materials and construction are much higher than typicals beach homes, and so much larger and spacious than typical beach homes, just no comparison.

The Crescent Pearl is jusIt a beautiful, luxury beach home, and one of the finer homes on the Cape. This is anything but your typical "box at the beach." This is a large, elegant, finely crafted and appointed home for guests that are seeking a high quality experience and memories for a lifetime. The architect and builder did a remarkable job crafting a home that enhanced the views of Florida's emerald green waters and white sands. Four screened porches allow guests to sit in comfort, bug-free, any time of the day, enjoying the soft seabreezes. Hear the surf and smell the fresh, salt air from the comfort of the patios.

The setting is spectacular - the Crescent Pearl sits high atop a dune overlooking the pristine beaches of Cape San Blas, one of Florida's finest beaches. Known as the "Forgotten Coast," this area is sparsely developed and appeals to guests seeking a quieter, more natural setting and ambience. Much of the area is federally preserved as breeding grounds for endangered sea turtles, ensuring the natural state of the area will remain intact forever.

If you seek the experience of a lifetime on one of the finest beaches anywhere, we'd love to share our home.

Calendar last updated: September 27, 2020

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Beautifully decorated rental, very comfy, cozy, and well stocked kitchen. Ocean views were serene. Sunrises and sunsets were remarkable. Loved convenience of garage! Small, friendly neighborhood with easy access to beach. Excellent, prompt, and attentive management.


Apr 2019

Thank you Nall for this opportunity to stay at your place. Even right after the Hurricane hit that area, house is quite good condition and every thing is ready. We stayed together with our friend family, total 4 adults and 4 kids, for 7 nights, the space is very large and surrounding is so quiet. Easy access to private white sand beach with lots of sea shells, Temperature was not quite warm but we are from Toronto Canada so it is quite comfortable. I want to come back to your place again!


Sep 2018

The views are beautiful. Set in the woods with great beach views as well. You can easily hear the waves sitting on the decks. House was very clean and well equipped. Walk to the beach was easy. The screens were damaged from the hurricane, but didn't stop us from enjoying the decks (there are 4 to choose from!). You even have a bay view. Wildlife was abundant-bears, eagles, dolphins, birds. The owners were quick to reply and very easy to work with. I could definitely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your home with my family! Mellissa


Jul 2018

We had such an amazing experience here! The home is absolutely beautiful...very clean, decorated so well and equipped with all that we needed. We loved the location too. Just a quick walk to the very peaceful, quiet beach. The owner Nall was so helpful and easy to communicate with. We can't wait to come back!


Jun 2018

Simply Perfect! The location, the Views, The Beach, The Waves......I can go on and on. This amazing house is located within the trees with ocean views. Screened in porches with a cup of coffee In the morning overlooking the oceans nestled within the trees. Easy driving distance to shops and restaurants. We cannot wait to go back!


Jun 2018

Date of Stay: May 18, 2018

The Crescent Pearl is a stunning home nestled away in a private community on the Cape offering renters a tranquil escape. The owners were exceptionally responsive and made it clear from the beginning that they intended to deliver nothing short of a five-star experience. The home offers top end furnishings and finishes in every room. My wife and I celebrated our 11th anniversary at the Crescent Pearl with our three children and my parents. Vacationing with three children under the age of 9 -- often times we return home needing a vacation. This was not the case this year. The master suite combined with the home’s abundant space and amazing screened-in porches can be described as nothing less than the ultimate retreat. Upon booking, I was initially concerned regarding the overall view and proximity to the water given the second tier location. Absolutely no need for concern! I cooked numerous meals while enjoying the expansive water views the home offered combined with a unique wooded experience. I highly recommend the Crescent Pearl and eagerly anticipate a return trip in the future.


May 2018

My wife and I rented the house for a week in April for our anniversary. We had such a great time! The house was perfect beyond advertised. We enjoyed the privacy of the neighborhood and the location of the house, just nestled in the pines but a short walk to the beach or pool. The screen porches combined with favorable weather allowed us to open the french doors, take in the Gulf breezes, and hear the crashing waves at night. Very relaxing. Nall insured that all amenities were provided for and made sure we were very comfortable during our stay. EVERYTHING in the house was brand new and of good quality including linens, furniture, and decor. Although it was just the two of us, the house was big enough for 8 people to sleep comfortably. Overall great house and great stay. We would definitely book again.


Apr 2018

The Crescent Pearl is a beautiful home in an even more beautiful setting with views of the gulf or the bay from every window. This is without a doubt the best setting we have ever experience for a beach vacation. Roomy, and well furnished, our family of eight especially enjoyed the large rooms, and the screened in porches that provided an opportunity to take in the sights sounds, and smells of the ocean. The large kitchen, with all of the items provided for meal preparation was very convenient and we also enjoyed several of the local eateries as well as day trips into Port St Joe and Apalachicola. The kids enjoyed many hours at the beach as well as the pool, both are only a few feet from the house. We will definitely return and would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing and fun filled vacation.


Apr 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Are pets welcome?

A:

Generally, we do not allow pets, but may make exceptions on a case by case basis.

Q:

Can your home accommodate more than 9 guests?

A:

Unfortunately, we cannot, 9 guests is our limit. This home is not appropriate for larger parties than listed.

Photos

  • Large screened porch for anytime enjoyment of views and breezes.
    Large screened porch for anytime enjoyment of views and breezes.
  • External view of the Crescent Pearl.
    External view of the Crescent Pearl.
  • Crescent Pearl looms atop pool so parents can supervise kids from screen porches
    Crescent Pearl looms atop pool so parents can supervise kids from screen porches
  • Large Greatroom with marvelous Gulf views.
    Large Greatroom with marvelous Gulf views.
  • Living room is beautifully furnished.
    Living room is beautifully furnished.
  • Walls of window provide incredible Gulf views from the Great Room.
    Walls of window provide incredible Gulf views from the Great Room.
  • View from Great Room.
    View from Great Room.
  • One last view from our favorite place.
    One last view from our favorite place.
  • Master suite is very spacious, comfortable, and impeccably furnished.
    Master suite is very spacious, comfortable, and impeccably furnished.
  • Master suite with seating area and private screened porch with wonderful view.
    Master suite with seating area and private screened porch with wonderful view.
  • Seating area in master suite, lots of windows, and privacy alcove to bath.
    Seating area in master suite, lots of windows, and privacy alcove to bath.
  • View from master suite's private screened porch.
    View from master suite's private screened porch.
  • Large master bath and features double vanity, two-person shower & jacuzzi tub.
    Large master bath and features double vanity, two-person shower & jacuzzi tub.
  • Two-person shower and jacuzzi tub in master suite.
    Two-person shower and jacuzzi tub in master suite.
  • Double vanity in master with high-end fixtures and cabinetry.
    Double vanity in master with high-end fixtures and cabinetry.
  • Third floor bedroom serves as second master, large tastefully done.
    Third floor bedroom serves as second master, large tastefully done.
  • Third floor bedroom is very comfortable, perfect for in-laws or adult couples.
    Third floor bedroom is very comfortable, perfect for in-laws or adult couples.
  • Bath for third floor bedroom.
    Bath for third floor bedroom.
  • Private screened porch for third floor suite.
    Private screened porch for third floor suite.
  • Bunkroom is very comfortable for kids.
    Bunkroom is very comfortable for kids.
  • Dining and kitchen.
    Dining and kitchen.
  • Beautiful emerald green water and white sand beaches await.
    Beautiful emerald green water and white sand beaches await.
  • View of our neighborhood from beach.
    View of our neighborhood from beach.
  • Morning breaks on the Cape.
    Morning breaks on the Cape.
  • Beaches are wide and uncrowded for playtime.
    Beaches are wide and uncrowded for playtime.
  • Crescent Pearl - Stunning Luxury Home, Walls of Windows & Incredible Beachviews #1
  • Milky Way galaxy at night from Cape San Blas.
    Milky Way galaxy at night from Cape San Blas.
  • Guest visiting with large tortoise that resides on the property.
    Guest visiting with large tortoise that resides on the property.
  • Well appointed laundry room.
    Well appointed laundry room.
  • First floor garage makes unloading easy and dry when it rains.
    First floor garage makes unloading easy and dry when it rains.
  • View of Greatroom from screened porch.
    View of Greatroom from screened porch.
  • Living room has ample eating and excellent views of Gulf and beaches.
    Living room has ample eating and excellent views of Gulf and beaches.
  • View from Great Room screened porch of Gulf of Mexico.
    View from Great Room screened porch of Gulf of Mexico.
  • View to the Southeast is equally as pleasant.
    View to the Southeast is equally as pleasant.
  • View from third floor screened porch.
    View from third floor screened porch.
  • Master suite flows onto private screened porch.
    Master suite flows onto private screened porch.

Reviews

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Paradise in the time of covid!

Absolutely loved this beautiful home that was a quiet retreat. Steps to the beach, which we had virtually to ourselves, making it the perfect getaway in the time of Covid. The house is spacious and well-appointed, lots of thoughtful touches like screened in porches on every level and off ever room mean good nighttime star-gazing without being bitten. The amenities insured all we had to bring was ourselves, some groceries, and our bathing suits, the owners thought of everything else. You can tell a lot of love & thought have gone into the furnishing and outfitting of this place. We will totally look to return to this home away from home.

Stayed: Submitted: August 18, 2020

Owner response

Such a pleasure to have someone enjoy our home and the Cape as we do. Glad you found everything to your liking. My wife put much thought into furnishings and decor of the Pearl, so your appreciation means quite a lot. Thank you for your stay and the generous review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.

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Awesome Gulf Views From The Master Bedroom Of This Home!

This is absolutely the best location on CSB, located in a quiet wooded setting, with screened porches that allowed us to enjoy views of the Gulf as well as of St Joseph Bay. We enjoyed the great room with its beautiful furnishings, and the kitchen which had everything we needed to prepare meals. The layout of this home is perfect for any group, but for us, we found that the bedroom arrangement was just what we needed to give the kids the space they needed, their grandparents their space in the en suite bedroom on the next level, and for us to enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf from the master bedroom. At night, we left the doors leading to the patio from the bedroom open, and enjoyed the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore. An absolutely amazing home which we would recommend to anyone.

Stayed: Submitted: May 02, 2019

Owner response

Thanks, really glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Please, please come again.

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Date last modified: May 10th, 2019

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