This rare and unusual two way waterfront home is located on the uncrowded beach haven of Indian Pass, the beach our family of many generations has come to love over the years. Spanning from the beach along the Gulf of Mexico in the front to the Indian Lagoon in the rear, our unique beach retreat that touches both sides of the peninsula provides a diverse and exciting experience while still retaining that much wanted homey feel. Although many great restaurants are nearby, the house has a great kitchen for preparing delicious seafood meals of your own. The remodeled home features a dock reaching out into the lagoon, a wrap around screened in porch, a private trail to the beach, and an out house perfect for rinsing off all the sand and salt after a long and relaxing day on the quite beach.
The house has four bedrooms but can comfortably sleep two also on the pullout sofa. Two bedrooms on the left side of the house have queen size bed and share a bathroom There are also two bedrooms on the right side. One being the master bedroom containing a king size bed and its own tv. The other room contains a queen size bed and a bunk bed, all sleeping four (This is usually the kids room). These two rooms share a full bathroom. Additionally, there is a outdoor bath that looks like an out house! This is everyone's favorite spot for a shower but it also includes a toilet and a sink! It is outdoors, so there may be a few leaves and a frog or two.
Between the bedrooms is a spacious living room containing a couch and a tv. There is also a dining/card table in this room too. This living room connects to the kitchen in the rear. The kitchen has been remodeled and contains all the necessary cooking equipment for big family meals. There will be some food and spices in the pantry and in various cabinets which guests are welcome to use as long as the items are replaced. Connected to the kitchen is also an additional living room with another small tv.
The guests will have access to the beach house in its entirety. A few beach chairs and umbrellas, crab traps, and numerous fun beach toys and shovels for the kids are usually there, but bring some if you want to be sure or if you are picky. Also golf carts, paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles, horses, and motor boats can be rented nearby.
With quiet beaches, fantastic fishing, and an abundance of wild life, Indian Pass is the perfect place for a family beach get away. Unlike the more recognizable beaches, Indian pass provides a secluded and almost private beach experience perfect for uninterrupted relaxation. If crowded beaches are you thing or if you kids just want something different for a day, Panama City is just over an hour away; perfect for a day trip to get a taste of the chaos.
If you are looking for a local outing there are many options as well. Located just across from the tip of the peninsula lies St. Vincent's Island, an uninhabited national wildlife refuge open to the public. Alive with exotic and native species, the popular destination is accessible by shuttle boat or personal water craft only; there is a public boat launch available if you bring your own boat. We have visited the island numerous times, and it is always a great outing for the entire family.
In search of some local seafood? Just down the road from the beach dwelling is the famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. Treat yourself to some wonderful seafood and fantastic live music as you mingle with the locals.
There are many other fun things to do as well if you just want to get out of the house. Near by you can rent horses and take them out on the beach for a trot. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous you could also rent a boat and take it out for some snorkeling and exploration in the bay.
Their is plenty of parking for cars. If you have a jeep or four wheel drive car bring it! You will not regret it. With a beach driving permit available from Gulf County (for long term stays), you may take your off road vehicle out for an exciting beach excursion.
This house is Not the Ritz Carlton, it's not perfect, it (like the owners) has its flaws but has proven to be a fantastic beach retreat for generations (this is where I put where to find the key). During the summer the bugs can sometimes get pretty bad so I would strongly recommend bringing bug spray. Sun screen is a more obvious necessity.+ More