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Secluded Palms Gulf Front Cottage, Indian Pass, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Indian Pass, Indian Pass Vacation Rental House

Michelle Massingill
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  •  850-404-9333
    09:00 am - 07:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

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Last Updated: 07/20/2024

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Beach Front Cottage/2BR & Loft/Cape San Blas, FL

Secluded Palms elevates your coastal living experience with Southern style and charm that no other home offers. Gulf front and nestled amongst palm trees, palmettos, and pines reminiscent of “Old Florida,” this vacation home is unparalleled. This light and airy home will immediately persuade you to slow down, breathe deeply and relax.

Inside, the open floor plan features walls of windows, a well-appointed coastal-designed living space with ample seating, chef-suited kitchen, dining for 8, and a stunning screened-in porch that is 1400 square feet and spills out from the great room, making it easy to take advantage of the gulf breezes in any weather. The alfresco dining on the porch area and comfortable lounge seating is where you’ll find yourself enjoying the magnificent sunsets.

On either side of the hallway, you will be drawn to the interior doors that were window shutters of a historical Charleston warehouse in their former life. Inspired by the unique shutters and the periwinkle color they saw in the south of France, the original owner had the door jams custom built to fit. The floors and beams are cypress throughout. If you have an appreciation for fine quality, this home is for you…your very own tranquil retreat awaits with plenty of space and gulf breezes. This rare home with two bedrooms and two and a half baths on the main level is the perfect getaway for families or friends looking to rejuvenate and re-energize themselves by the beach. Secluded Palms sleeps six to eight with 2 full bedrooms that each sleep three and a loft upstairs with 2 twin beds.

Spend your days at Secluded Palms exploring the Gulf of Mexico right out your back door or casting a line for premiere fishing year-round from the shore. Work on that Florida tan on the gorgeous beaches of Indian Pass. Secluded Palms also has an outdoor fish cleaning station and counter as well as enclosed outdoor shower. The boardwalk provides direct access to the tranquil, secluded beach where the Gulf of Mexico peacefully laps the shoreline.

From the inside-out, this home offers fun features that will elevate your vacation experience to new heights. Sit back and enjoy your surroundings…the longer you sit and relax the more detail you notice, and you gain true appreciation for this southern cozy home that is so roomy and easy to find a spot to enjoy your favorite book while enjoying the gulf breeze on your face. Come and enjoy alone time as well as quality family time which is what a vacation at the beach is all about.

If you would like to rent bikes, kayaks, or paddle boards, there are several places from which you can rent and they will deliver - just make sure to order well in advance. We also partner with Going Coastal Cabanas if you would like to have beach chairs and umbrella set up for you at the beach each day. Their service sets up and removes chairs and umbrellas each day (weather permitting) Let us know and we will provide you with their contact information.

If you want to book a massage during your stay, please let us know at time of booking and we will provide you with the number to make a reservation.

Would you like to hire a Chef to come in and make a gourmet dinner for the family one night Let us know and we will get you the contact information of a local chef when you book. This service is booked up several months in advance so please ask for this information right away.

For those looking to explore the nearby towns and local shops, Port St. Joe and Apalachicola are both within easy reach of Secluded Palms offering additional dining, shopping, and entertainment options. With so much to do and see in the area, guests are sure to have a memorable and enjoyable vacation at Secluded Palms

What are you waiting for Your dream vacation is waiting for you! This home features two full bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed and twin day bed and the other with a queen and twin, and an upstairs loft with two twins. Both bedrooms have full en suite baths and another half bath is located on the ground floor.

This home is not pet friendly because the owner, who stays at the home often, has severe documented allergies. We love our fur babies but please choose one of our other pet friendly homes if you are bringing any pets or service animals.




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No pets
No smoking

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Fireplace
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Kitchen
Disability Access Features
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Home
  • Online Booking
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin Harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Area Golf
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
Forgotten Coast Restaurants
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Provision
  • Shoobies
  • Cone Heads
  • Skully's boil
  • Up The Creek
  • Tiki Grill
  • Golden Dragon
  • The Crooked River Grill
Forgotten Coast Activities
  • Big Time Charters
  • Capt Alan's Sea Escape
  • Floridaze Adventures
  • Johnson Boys Fishing
  • St. Joseph Bay
  • Dalys Watersports
  • Happy Ours Kayak
  • No Worries Beach Service
  • Saltwater Obsessions
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse
  • St Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rockin M Ranch
  • Spa Pur
  • Bluewater Outriggers
  • St. Joe Patio
  • St James Bay Golf Club




beautiful place!!    Jan 14, 2024

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What a beautiful place!! we enjoyed the peacefulness, the beauty of the surroundings, just the ability to unwind. Quaint surrounding towns. Everything you need!!



Fantastic place    Dec 06, 2023

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Fantastic place for a lovers getaway. The hostess was a super host for a reason. Michelle was fabulous!



stunning view    Nov 25, 2023

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The stunning view makes this tiny house even more beautiful. It is quiet and relaxing. The path to the pier makes it feel like being part of a little adventure (but still feeling super safe).
The place was super clean and absolutely well organized.



place was amazing!    Nov 14, 2023

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Michelle’s place was amazing! Perfect little getaway. The place was spotless and serene. I can recommend her place and the area 100%!



we'll be back!    Oct 29, 2023

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Michelle's place was the perfect getaway for two! The space was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The view was gorgeous and we loved that the house was surrounded by trees for more privacy. The beach is just a short walk away which was nice! We'd highly recommend this place and hope we'll be back!



rent again    Oct 16, 2023

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Bay Hammock had everything we needed for a 3 day weekend. We brought fixin’s for easy meals and found enough essentials in the kitchen to make it happen - we ate in for our entire stay. Another reviewer said no cabinet space for groceries- this is true b/c it’s a tiny kitchen but I’m happy to trade off more of our stuff on the counter for having proper dishes vs using disposables; most of our stuff was refrigerated. We FULLY enjoyed the screened in porch with bay view. Also took advantage of the beach cart (SQUEAKY! Lol) and chairs. We didn’t see any close bathrooms at the public beach access- not a mark against this rental, just something to consider as the house is a bit of a walk to the closest beach access (no parking there). 2nd BR shown in photos is not available to renters, hence 2pers. limit. Never heard renters at larger house next door. Michelle responded to text ?’s quickly. Would def rent again.


Mary C

Such a great place to relax    Oct 11, 2023

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This unit has the comfort of home for gathering of the family inside, and the outside picnic table, or visits on the balconies. The kitchen is well stocked and organized. Loved cooking in it. It was such a great place to relax, have fun, play games, and play on the beach to the side of these town homes. It is such a mixture of practicality, comfort, and luxury. Ala the dog says, “woof woof” also. We liked discovering the already existing beach chairs and equipment. It would be difficult to take the stairs to the kitchen and then to the bedrooms AND the stairs to and from the beach if one considers stairs a challenge. From beginning to end we and additional family enjoyed the whole experience.



super responsive and helpful    Sep 14, 2023

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Michelle's place was wonderful. It was clean and had many amenities (salt and pepper, laundry detergent, toilet paper, coffee filters, olive oil, dish washer pods, hand soap, all the kitchen essentials etc.). The beds were comfortable and sunsets were stunning. We enjoyed the screened in porch and master porch upstairs. We even got to see dolphins from the balcony plus it was only steps from the beach. Michelle was super responsive and helpful.



Wonderful place to stay at!    Sep 10, 2023

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Wonderful place to stay at! The place was private, peaceful,and clean! Simple and easy check-in and beautiful sunset on the bay views! Loved the little trail that led to the dock and the inside was well kept and tidy! Felt like a home away from home!



condo was a great    Sep 04, 2023

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Staying at this condo was a great experience! Michelle was very responsive and did a great job communicating. The condo was very clean and the view could not be beat!



awesome    Sep 04, 2023

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The place was awesome and the nature surrounding the area is the best around. Michelle was very helpful and attentive. We would definitely book here again.



we had a great vacation!    Aug 20, 2023

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This was one of the cleanest rentals we’ve stayed at. Everything was as described and we had a great vacation!



Beautiful home !    Aug 20, 2023

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House was beautiful, clean, quiet, great views & amenities. We were there for scalloping and it was the perfect location. Very tidal area, so you do have to walk through some mud/ muck to get to water, but doable. I feel it should be listed as a 2 bed room house as the bunks are in a converted office nook behind dining table- with very little extra walk room and not very private. The pool was very refreshing after a day in the sun.



nice    Aug 18, 2023

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nice place



Will stay here again!    Aug 16, 2023

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Really nice place. Michelle was great. Will stay here again!



We definitely will be back.    Jul 31, 2023

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Just got home from a perfectly relaxing weekend here! Bay Hammock is lovely. We enjoyed the cozy, comfy cottage with everything you need. The location is fantastic to enjoy both the bay & beach. Had fabulous sunrises & sunsets everyday to enjoy. Michelle was so great with communication and the cottage was spotless with comfy furniture and beds. We biked to the beach, enjoyed The Smokehouse restaurant across the street we were able to walk right over. Short drive to Port St. Joe & North side of Cape San Blas. We definitely will be back.



View    Jul 30, 2023

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Great views and location



Excellent property    Jul 24, 2023

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Excellent property. It was very clean and secluded. Very peaceful surroundings. Michelle was also very responsive. We would gladly return.



visit again    Jul 23, 2023

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A Slice of Paradise
We recently had the pleasure of staying at this breathtaking Airbnb home in Port Saint Joe, Florida, We can confidently say that it is a slice of paradise. From the moment we arrived, we were captivated by the stunning bay view and the convenience of a beautiful beach just a 7-minute walk away. The house itself is a true gem, combining comfort and style effortlessly. The living room boasted large windows, allowing for plenty of natural light to flood in while offering panoramic views of the pool and the picturesque bay. We cannot recommend this home in Port Saint Joe enough! We will visit again for sure.



Cannot wait to return !    Jul 20, 2023

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Speechless. This place was stunning in every way: skies dark enough to see the Milky Way and spectacular sunrises to greet you every morning from both the bay and the ocean—it was a private paradise. The property is accessed through a canopy of mature palm trees, and a driveway lined with citrus fruit trees! The canopy opens to a majestic beach home overlooking the bay. The ocean is a short walk across the street in the front of the home, and the bay directly in your backyard. The home was very tastefully decorated and very well appointed. The beds were very comfortable and everything was sparkling clean!! We very much enjoyed the private pool and the sunset each evening from both the back porch and the dock. Cannot wait to return!