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A $250 credit toward ANY AMOUNT of Beach Gear is available for this home. When you book Paradise Palms, you can now get Beach Gear delivered directly to the home. All you need to do is select your Gear, and we'll have it delivered to you the day of your arrival!

You enter this spacious 3 BR/2.5 bath ocean-front home (2,600 sq ft) by passing through a a fully screened pool patio area housing a private pool and numerous decorative palm trees.

The second floor offers a kitchen area; family area, breakfast nook; gulf side dining area; half bath and laundry room. There are ten foot ceilings and custom designed window louvres in the family area, while a furnished screened porch offers beach access via your own private boardwalk to the white powder sands the Gulf of Mexico is famous for.

The third floor offers three spacious bedrooms, two of which provide access to a large, beach front porch with an incredible view of the beach and the Gulf. Two bedrooms have king sized beds, the third a queen. The second floor family area also provides a queen sized pull-out sofa.

PARADISE PALMS awaits you.

Features

Amenities

  • Private Pool

Location

  • Gulf Front (Gulf of Mexico)
  • Cape San Blas

Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Availability

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#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Reviews

Leave a Review

Great House and Location

October 2018
, Greenfield, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a great couple days but had to evacuate because of Hurricane Michael. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by it. We will definitely be back. We’ve rented from Coastal Joes many times in the past and have always had great service.

Wonderful getaway location!

September 2018
, Knoxville, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

What a great location right on the Gulf of Mexico in the back, and with a refreshing pool in the front. When we weren’t enjoying the beach, we enjoyed the large screened porch. The kitchen was well equipped also.

Location! Location! Location!

September 2018
, Centerville, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

If a secluded ocean view is what you want this is it! Many listing fool you with "ocean view" but this house couldn't get any closer to the sand white beach with full ocean view. Located about a mile from the raw bar is an added bonus. The house was spacious and adequately maintained. I read other reviews b4 our trip and was concerned about some of the negative feed back, but clearly there have been up dates recently as I found no maintenance or furnishing needs at all. My husband and I have stayed at multiple locations from all inclusive resorts to 4 star hotels and this home is at the top of our list of all around perfect vacation spots. The staff were very kind and accommodating as well. We look forward to visiting again!

Manager's Response

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms! We look forward to having you back!

Great Vacation

July 2018
, anderson, sc United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Great space needs a little updates

Vacation in Paradise

May 2018
, Marietta, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Everything went smoothly. No problems with checkin or checkout. House was lovely and what a great location! Having our own pool was a plus.
Four of our family members went out on an all day fishing trip with Fish n Express and had a great experience. We also did a sunset cruise with Water Safari. We ate most of our meals in but we did go to Krazy Fish Grill one night and Indian Pass Raw Bar another night. Both restaurants were very good. We rented a cabana and two chairs for the week from Happy Cabana Rentals. They were great. Every morning they had the cabana set up by 8am and didnt take it down until after 7 at night. We also rented bikes from Happy Ours Rentals which was only about 2 miles from the house. This was the first time we stayed in Cape San Blas and we loved that it wasnt at all crowded the way the Destin area has become. We definitely would consider coming back to this area.

Manager's Response

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms! Give us a call when you're ready to come back!

Wonderful vacation

May 2018
, Jasper, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful time at Paradise Palms. The weather was great, the location is great, not too busy, and close to Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. The house was clean, a little bit dated, but clean, bed linens were fresh, clean and soft, bed was also very comfortable. We love that there is a place that will allow us to vacation with our pets. We would definitely stay at Paradise Palms again

Beware before you book ....

October 2017
, lebanon Jct, Kentucky United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
2
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
1

Please beware before you book .all issues that were addressed by previous occupants have fell on deaf ears .no improvements - no corrections - we endured the same issues - the house is in need of general up keep and maintenance. Wall going up stairs crumpled when a hand was placed on it .it was wet and had a black substance on the wall paper don't know what it was so wont label it . will never rent from Costal Joe's - Mary knew we were having issues and failed to return my calls ( as she promised to do ) when ever i would call for our other options she would never answer the phone. And we were given the slip and slide song and dance ' SHE JUST STEP OUT " gave the management co 2 stars because they brought pans to the house . The overall worst experienced i have ever encountered in 30 years of vacation rentals

Manager's Response

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay. As we mentioned before, there is only so much we can do without the owner approval. The owner has been here and is making the upgrades as we speak. This guest was informed that none of the improvements could be made while the home was occupied, and this home was booked solid. The last correspondence we had was that this group was happy and did not want to transfer to a different home. Phone calls were returned, however they were never answered. Since the guest departed, Paradise Palms has been blocked off so we can have the repairs made.

Paradise palms

October 2017
, Ringgold, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

This is the 5th time we have rented this same property in 7 years. The location is perfect and the house has everything we could want; beach front, screened in pool & decks, hot tub, dog friendly. We stayed 2 full weeks this time. The decks are needing some maintenance as the railings are starting to rot and lose pickets (dog fell off deck into sand burrs and had to go to vet) and the screened in deck facing the ocean needs new cushions for the chairs (awful-didn't want to sit on them) and to be thoroughly cleaned. Pool needs resurfacing. House interior was clean, just needs maintenance. Did have new mattress in master and new stove in kitchen since last stay. Refrigerator is starting to fall apart. I have recommended this property to multiple people over the years and will continue to do so but with the caveat that it is not as well maintained as some other properties.

Manager's Response

Oh no! We really wish we would have received a call so we could have made it better! This owner has agreed to allow us to do some upgrades, and it's our goal to get Paradise Palms up to the standards that we know it's capable of. Please remember that we are not only here to assist with making your reservation, we are here to assist during your stay as well.

Needs some TLC

September 2017
, Hartselle, AL United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
1
Location
4
Property condition
1

My husband and I loved the location of this vacation home. However, the home needs several updates and a better cleaning service. When we arrived, two of the bathroom sinks were dirty, the stair rails had smudges of dirt, and the 1st floor porch was filthy. My husband wiped down the stair rails with a wet cloth and the dirt came right off. We tried to vacuum the back porch floor but the vacuum clean did not pick up good. The middle of the couch was sunken in and also one side of the king size beds. Several of the blinds were missing. Lastly, I stripped the sheets the day we left, and I was disgusted when I saw the pillow I had slept on...filthy with stains! This home has so much potential but the rental rate is much too high for it's current condition.

Needs some TLC

September 2017
, Hartselle, AL United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
1
Location
4
Property condition
1

My husband and I loved the location of this vacation home. However, the home needs several updates and a better cleaning service. When we arrived, two of the bathroom sinks were dirty, the stair rails had smudges of dirt, and the 1st floor porch was filthy. My husband wiped down the stair rails with a wet cloth and the dirt came right off. We tried to vacuum the back porch floor but the vacuum clean did not pick up good. The middle of the couch was sunken in and also one side of the king size beds. Several of the blinds were missing. Lastly, I stripped the sheets the day we left, and I was disgusted when I saw the pillow I had slept on...filthy with stains! This home has so much potential but the rental rate is much too high for it's current condition.

Wonderful Vacation!!

July 2017
, Loganville, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Incredible vacation with my large family and fur babies. Had such a wonderful time, the home is so lovely. Very happy

Manager's Response

Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Palms. Stay tuned for upgrades and a fresh coat of paint!

Paradise Palms

July 2017
, Hoschton, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Here are the likes about this property:
Great location on the beach
Nice to have a private pool on the property
Layout of the house was great for 8 people
Porches looking out to the beach were great

Here are the dislikes about the property:
Interior needs some updating and some fresh paint (for the money we paid to stay, I expected it to be a little nice than it was)
Minor maintenance projects around the property such as broken screens, broken tiles in the pool

Overall it was fine and we really enjoyed the location on the beach and the pool. I just think for the amount of money we paid for the week, it should have been a little bit nicer.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your feedback. The minor issues have been reported to maintenance and they will get those issues corrected. We have also contacted the owner to suggest some fresher interior paint.

PARADISE it Was

June 2017
, Lamont, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was the best vacation that we had. Private and beautiful even if it did rain 2 days. Activites in house was awesome with games for the kids. Our pets enjoyed doing nothing but relaxing and seeing the ocean but woukd not get in it. To scared, so they just slept alot. Lol. We will come back. We love the seanery. Much thanks

Family fun

May 2017
, Pinson, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Annual family vacation !! We enjoyed the house it is nice but needs some updates. The pool is awesome as well as the area around it. The beach was very nice . The inlet from the bay was right next door and we had crabs to see which we all enjoyed and several cranes . We would stay here again but needs new deck furniture asap. Also needs more cooking pans and bowls .

Manager's Response

Thank you for the recommendations and information on things that the home needs. We did just put out some new lounge chairs and had an employee do an inventory back in May. We will make sure to get the items in the kitchen that were mentioned.

Another Great Stay!

May 2017
, Elizabethton , Tn United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This was our second stay at Paradise Palms. This is such a great house. The main level screened in porch is a great place to eat, relax, and take in the phenomenal view. The living room has sliders all the way across the front that really bring the outside in. The beach is just steps away, and beautiful. The pool and hot tub are very emjoyable, as well. This house is very, for lack of a better word, comfortable.

Coastal Joe's Vacation Rentals is a top-notch company. Their agents are professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay with them again.

Manager's Response

We love repeat guests like you!! Thank you so much for your kind words and hurry back!

Beautiful location but needs much TLC

April 2017
, John's Creek, GA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
1

Location and bones of home were wonderful.. pool area a big plus. But home hasn't been updated in some time. Kitchen amenities were lacking.. one bowl, melted wine glasses, no knives to cut the Easter ham. Many chairs in main living too dirty to even sit on. Such a beautiful home to let in this condition. Hoping when it sells that new owners will appreciate its potential...

Manager's Response

Thank you for the feedback on the home. We will make sure to go and replace the kitchen items you mentioned that were missing. The owner has replaced all of the carpeting within the last month and the stove and refrigerator have been replaced within the last year. It is a work in progress and we do appreciate the feedback from our guests so that we can continue to make the adjustments needed to make this home enjoyable to all who stay here. The couches and chairs have been steam cleaned recently but we will look at getting them done again before the summer rush based off of your observations.

First time, and hopefully not the last

October 2016
, Elizabethton , Tn United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a GREAT stay in this fantastic house. The house was as described, but even better. This is a beautiful house and it's in a great location. The house was VERY clean upon our arrival, and in good overall shape. We loved everything about it. The beach was outstanding and uncrowded. We loved the screened in porch off the living room. We had breakfast out there most mornings. The outdoor furniture was comfortable. The pool and hot tub were a lot of fun, although we never could figure out how to turn on the pool lights at night. The front yard is nice. This is just a great property and hopefully we will visit again. Coastal Joe's was very efficient and great to deal with. We would highly recommend this property.

Paradise palms

October 2016
, Adolphus, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Our 4th year at this house. Still love the place, but porches need work and the patio furniture could use an update. Beds are very comfortable and the house is very clean. Would really enjoy the spa at the pool if it was warm. Beach is not as nice anymore since the bayou came through. But we still found a place not far from the house, to pitch our tent for the week. I think the carpet is new in the bedrooms? It's hard to find houses with a pool in that area, so that is a plus for us!!!

Manager's Response

We truly appreciate your return visits every year! The owner has done many things to Paradise Palms to try and keep up with the suggestions from guests. There is a new sink and tile around the sink. There is a new stove and YES, the home had new carpet put in. I'm so glad that you noticed. We will work on getting the oustide furniture updated for your next visit. We did have an upholstery company come out and clean all of the outside cushions and inside sofas just recently.

August 13 - 20. 1016

August 2016
, SPRING, TX United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
2

The house was large and comfortable for our 6 visitors. The private pool, patios, and large living areas were especially nice. The beach was nice, but not as nice as Destin. The creek that ran in front of the house into the gulf was tea colored and made the gulf waters unclear. The sofa bed in the living room needs to be replaced. It was so uncomfortable that no guest would sleep on it folded out. They just slept on it as a couch which was too short, but still more comfortable than when it was folded out.

Our 5th stay in Paradise Palms

July 2016
, Duluth, Ga United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
3
Property condition
4

We have always enjoyed our stay here but this stay was not as delightful as the other times we have been here. My husband and I have taken our two grandchildren because they love the swimming pool. We were told the pool was ready to go...some lights came on but not where the water fall is located. That was a bummer for the second summer. Indoors we were shocked to see so many knats. We had to purchase some bug spray and though we sprayed one night....the bugs were everywhere once again. We sprayed again and when the bugs died the floor was covered with bugs. We would not allow the children to walk where the bugs were laying. It was not the wonderful place we have rented the other 4 times. We have always had a nice time there and we made the best out of this trip. After calling for help in the house two guys came out and sprayed the house again. We understand there are going to be bugs or knats there in Florida but we have never seen so many. We are sure this house will be exterminated and the situation will be completely taken care of.....we have always enjoyed this property. A kiddie pool?? There is a hot tub and a FANTASTIC pool with steps for the little ones to play....but I have not found a kiddie pool. Over the years we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paradise Palms but we have out grown this place which we felt was our own when we were there...we will get the same people to find us a bigger house with a pool so it all works out to be wonderful in the end.

Manager's Response

We do appreciate all the feedback and your loyalty to this home and our company. We are thrilled to report that Paradise Palms was blocked off last week and we were able to do some upgrades, replacements and maintenance work on the home. The most important being the entire home just got brand new carpet!! This will make a huge difference and we know our guests will be thrilled. The home also got a brand new kitchen sink and a new stove was put in within the last few months. I am not sure how to address the gnats being in the home. You all were the first guests to report this problem. The home is on a bug spray program and gets sprayed once a month. We will be paying close attention for sure.

loved every minute!

May 2016
, Cumming, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

So beautiful and peaceful! Dolphin watching every morning and beach fires at night! All kids and doggies and parents had so much fun! I wish I could stay forever! Can't wait to go back! Thank you Coastal Joe's rentals! Save the date for all of us next year!

Solid Spot

April 2016
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The house was good. What you would expect in a beach house. Rooms were spacious. The pool area was very nice. We really enjoyed Indian Pass Raw Bar a mile down the road and St Joe's Shrimp Co to get fresh fish and shrimp. Only concern is the pass that used to be a few hundred yards further down the beach was diverted and ended up about 10 steps of beach in front of the house's beach access.

I'd definitely stay at the house again but would check to make sure the pass hasn't moved again and cut off beach access.

Best Beach in the Panhandle

March 2016
, Brownstown, Mi United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Paradise Palms is a well-situated house on Indian Pass to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets. Even though there are still some renovations needed, the owner seemed willing to provide them upon request. Internet and TV service was very good this year with the new cable company. Overall, Paradise Palms is a lovely home and also a good value. We plan to come back in 2017.

Beachy Bargain

January 2016
, St. Peters, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The people at Coastal Joe are amazing and go way beyond what is required. This was our second year at Paradise Palms and everything was as expected. Delighted to see they are correcting the television situation. The house has some problems, but I'll take the problems in exchange for the lower price.

Paradise Palms Vacation

October 2015
, Sharpsburg, GA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
2

Our Stay was from October 26 to the 29th 2015, the house is very roomy and right on the beach but a bit dated, overall we had a good time except for a few issues , 1. the TV reception was awful, it kept pausing in and out all week due to internet connection, not cable or satellite provider, 2. the hot tub never heated up at all. the carpet inside the house needs to be replaced, when you pay $500 a day these issues are unacceptable!

Vacation House was ok

October 2015
, Oliver Springs, TN United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
2
Property condition
4

Property was clean and well maintained. Property descrption was accurate. Pool was not heated and was cold in October. Cell service is hit and miss. Could not really watch tv as it kept freezing up and pausing. Home has basic items in kitchen.

Mrs marcel

October 2015
, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Everyone was wonderful, especially our situation,

The Getaway

October 2015
, Winder, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

The vacation was very relaxing ~ went by too quickly, but don't they all. This is the 2nd time we have rented this place. The house is great except they really do need to replace the mattress', after a week on them the back begins to hurt quite a bit. We replaced the coffee pot because the one that was there took over 20 minutes to brew a pot !! :) We also had to clean the vacuum cleaner because in trying to vacuum realized it wasn't picking up, and turned it over, and the beater bar wasn't even turning, the belt was not attached, it was gross. Also it might be nice to make the quests aware that to operate the hot tub you need to use the panel on the side of the house not the one by the hot tub. We missed a day of using the hot tub due to this issue. All in all if you are looking for a place to kick back and relax, this is it. Thanks and see you next year !!

A Great Beach experience

September 2015
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We enjoyed our fifth time at this home. We were impressed with new furniture and is a very comfortable home on the beach.Location is very good and the house was very clean upon arrival.The Coastal Joe's office employees are all OUTSTANDING, and will help with any question you may have

Great location

July 2015
, Walker, LA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

The house is located right on the beach. It's just a short walk (down a boardwalk) and you're on the beach. We set up our canopy and left it on the beach all week. The pool and hot tub were welcome breaks from the heat. There were a few issues that we had to report to the rental company..they came out and fixed within a day. This house is pet friendly and the previous tenants had a dog. Two of the bedrooms had dog hair under the sheets (which we had to wash the first day) and there was dog poop in the pool area..totally disgusting. This was our second year here..we could tell when we walked in that the house hasn't been maintained..the house needs a good thorough cleaning and updates. Overall, the house was fantastic.

Bagwell Review of Paradise Palms Rental 06/20-27/2015

June 2015
, Duluth, GA United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

As always, we enjoyed our stay. Just like it was our home. The only problem was that the pool lights would not come on at night. We swam late anyway. We hope to return next year.

Great vacation at Paradise Palms!

May 2015
, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

This was my family's 4th year staying at Paradise Palms. We have 5 adults and 1 dog in our family. We love the location of the house and the house is the only one we've found that fits all of our needs! We look forward to next year.

Fantastic location

May 2015
, Ringgold, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We have stayed in this house multiple times and we love it. The location is fantastic, the pool and hot tub are the perfect size, and the enclosure around the pool keeps it bug free as well as a safe area for our yorkie to run free. We will rent this house again.

Great location but in need of an update

April 2015
, Washington, GA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
1

First the listing says there is a new Hot Tub and unless it is hidden in a closet somewhere we could not find it. The property is in desperate need of updating. The carpet is stained and worn out, the interior walls need a fresh coat of paint, the kitchen is minimal at best. Excluding the refridgerator the appliances are old and wore out. Aside from your utensils the cookware is limited. There is a spa connected to the pool that is supposed to be heated but the remote mounted controls did not work to activate the heater. If you know how to work pool controls you can turn it on by the main control box. There are numerous other reviews that talk about the cable freezing up and they are all true. If there is more than one TV being watched at a time it is very bad. The location is great and was everything as advertized. If the home was given a little TLC we would rent it again but not till then.

Paradise Palms

March 2015
, Altha, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

It was great.

Beautiful Beachfront Home

March 2015
, Brownstown, Mi United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Paradise Palms has a wonderful view of the Gulf! Our February stay wasn't as enjoyable as previous years because of the unusually cold temperatures, so we spent a lot of time in the home. It was very accommodating, with the exception of the poor TV reception. The home is nicely decorated, and the location on Indian Pass is great. We plan to return next year.











(almost) Paradise

January 2015
, St. Peters, MO United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

Yes, the house is a bit worn, but no more than I would expect from a Gulf Front rental. The wallpaper in the photos looks like a rather garish orange stripe, but it is actually mauve and quite pleasant. The floor plan is awesome with two bedrooms facing the gulf and a marvelous jacuzzi in the large bathroom. The small deck off the boardwalk to the beach is lovely. The television continued to freeze. Coastal Joe responded promptly and sent a technician who told us the band with was just too small. We shut down all our electronics and the situation improved but was never eradicated. This house is great if you don't want to watch television. If the problem were corrected, we would probably stay again as we found the house comfortable and reasonably priced. We have been visiting the Cape for 20 years and stayed in a lot of houses. With the exception of the television, Paradise Palms is more than adequate.

Paradise Palms

October 2014
, Monroe, GA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
2
Cleanliness
2
Location
2
Property condition
2

ok

Esser/Metcalf Vacation

October 2014
, Adolphus, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We really enjoyed the place.
The carpet is in need of updating. Worn areas and stains. They were clean however.
Screened in porch frames need to be cleaned real good. TV cable system is terrible, constant updating and pauses. Don't know whether home or cable company problem but very frustrating. The inside of the home was very clean and very comfortable. Boardwalk leading to beach terrible shape nails sticking up. Not good for feet. Replace nails with screws would solve problem.

Paradise Palms wonderful week

September 2014
, Houston, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Our week at Paradise Palms met all our expectations. The house was clean and well maintained and the beaches clean and not crowded

LOST N PARADISE

August 2014
, Knoxville, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

This really was Paradise if you don't have children. There is nothing to do there. No para-sailing, no amusement parks, no arcades, etc. There wasn't even a souvenir shop. Overall, our stay was very good. We laid on the beach, by the pool, and in the evening, attempted to watch some TV what little time the cable wasn't froze. (Not Coastal Joes fault). If you are looking for clear water like Panama City, you will be disappointed. However, I will stay there again and would purchase this property to live there. I advise you to give it a try if you don't mind driving to Panama City for entertainment.

Wonderful week!

June 2014
, Alpharetta, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paradise Palms! We loved being able to float in the pool after a day at the beach. The screened-in areas really help keep the bugs away. It was great to have our dog with us on vacation, too! We had a great time!

First visit to Cape San Blas

June 2014
, Alabaster, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

My family usually vacations along the Alabama Gulf Coast. This year, we decided to explore new options. When I found Paradise Palms on the website, it looked like the perfect fit for us. The private pool is covered wit a lanai, keeping out the pesky yellow flies that were ever present during our stay. My 2 grandsons loved playing in the pool. They also loved watching the surf from the screened front porch. Each day, they spent time playing in the sand and the gentle surf. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for us. The boys stayed in one of the kings that connected to their parents' room via a HUGE bath. Since the 3 year old tends to wander around, it was a perfect set up to keep tabs on him. I stayed in the queen bedroom and loved having a balcony that overlooked the gulf. Was the house PERFECT? No. But it was better than good enough. It was clean, comfortable and spacious. The pictures don't do it justice. The only recommendation I would have is to add a large stock pot to the kitchen supplies. Luckily, we brought one from home to have our mandatory FRESH SHRIMP boil. Nice, clean home with everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

Paradise Palms is everything we looked for in beachfront vacation

May 2014
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

With new TV and furniture, now even better than the previous 3 years. Looking forward to next year there!

Beautiful beach location

April 2014
, Bedford, NH United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
3

Great location on a beach that you could walk for miles, fish, and enjoy the water. The house has a nice pool/spa with lanai on the street side, with just the right amount of sun/shade to relax by, and not forgetting the four huge porches to relax on. The house is located 10 miles from town center, but there are 2 convenient stores closer and a great raw bar about 5 miles away. The house has three good size bedrooms and nicely appointed bathrooms. The kitchen is a great working area but sparsely furnished and in need of a new toaster. My one big complaint was the the poor condition of the outdoor furniture. There were no beach chairs or umbrella, and the chaises around the house were either broken and only one dirty ripped pillow to share. Its a great beach site for children to explore and spend many hours playing the sand and water.

7 days in Paradise

November 2013
, Clarkston, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We've been renting homes in the Indian Pass/Cape San Blas area for about 15 years, and Paradise Palms might be the best one ever. A beautiful place with a gorgeous view. And it was perfect for our dogs Bianca and Caruso, who might have had an even better time than we did.

Pool,hot tub great - house poor condiiton

October 2013
, Williamsport, TN United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
1

We really enjoyed the pool & hot tub.The house has many issues: 1. all main level electrical outlets (top plug) in each receptacle not working. 2.Second floor toilet not working properly 3. stove top only heated to low temperature - grill side. That left only one large and one small burner for cooking for 8 people 4.toaster burned toast and needs to be replaced - very old and cheap 5.coffee maker cracked in bottom 6. screen door on back deck needs to be replaced instead of rigged up to open 7. Whole interior needs to be painted. 8. third floor bathroom attached to king bed room was full of mold. we bought bleach and cleaned it out before use 9.Cable was intermittent in main living area, audio would pause about every 10th word, skip about 4-5 seconds audio when playing DVD 11. No other TV in house worked, which would have been desirable for children to watch some movies, etc. Overall this house is in very poor condition. The pool and hot tub and location to the beach were great.

Paradise Palms

October 2013
, Nashville, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
3
Property condition
4

Shower between master suites needed recalking and was invested with drain moth larvae.

Overall the place will need new carpet and some TLC in the next few years.

We will stay on the Cape from now on. The water was brown like cream coffee the whole time we were there. We drove out on the cape and the water looked more inviting.

We were happy with our stay though. Thanks.

Exceeded our Every Expectation!

September 2013
, Bremen, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful stay at Paradise Palms. After reading some critical reviews, we hesitated to stay at this property but we really liked the location and wanted the option of the enclosed pool in case of bad weather. I can honestly say that Paradise Palms met or exceeded our every expectation. First of all, it was VERY clean from top to bottom. There were plenty of linens, dishes, glasses and such but if you have a favorite skillet or omelette pan, you may want to bring it. The carpet was clean and seemed new. The furniture was comfortable and clean. I have a bad back, and was really worried about the beds that others had commented on, but the mattress was as good as my $2,000.00+ one back home. We actually slept in the smaller beach front king bedroom so we could wake to the ocean views but the master had the same mattresses. Yes, the kitchen could use an update and there was some wear and tear on the stair rails and such, but as others have said, we weren't buying it, just there to enjoy the most relaxing vacation I can remember. The ocean views from Paradise Palms were magnificent and we ate most of our meals on the main level screened in porch. Most mornings, we had coffee on the upper porch with even better views. We enjoyed our almost private beach every day, and in the afternoons when it got too hot, we retreated to the wonderful enclosed pool, which was my husbands favorite part. No bugs and no debris in the pool! We got in the hot tub every night and enjoyed sitting around the pool watching the reflections of the pool lights dance off the foliage. Again, no bugs to worry about. The outdoor shower, complete with hot water was also great for rinsing the salt and sand off. Washer, dryer, grill etc. all in good working order. I think that about covers everything. Thanks, Coastal Joe's staff, for a wonderful rental experience. We WILL be back!

Manager's Response

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our stay and look forward to your return.

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Love location!

August 2013
, Winnsboro, TX United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
1

We have stayed in the Paradise Palm home the last 3 years. Location and the private pool with the lanai are the features that drew us back. However, don't plan on returning next year because owner/rental company are negligent in keeping up this property. We have to clean the kitchen and utensils before we are comfortable using them including wiping off cabinet doors and knobs. We use the extra sheets as slip covers for the living room furniture which do not seem clean. We also launder the very used and dated bedspreads so they are clean enough to use as blankets for sleeping. The screened porch has an entire section of screen missing making it useless for keeping bugs out. The lanai door will not latch which also allows insects in the pool area. The beds were terrible the first two years. This year they were better; however, they were either used when purchased or terribly low quality. Carpet is so bad, will not let my 8 year old sit or play on the floor. After complaining about beds, a rodent problem a cleanliness problem the first year, we returned the next year after being assured updates had been made. Was somewhat cleaner-mice were gone but now had bats in attic. Bats were gone this year and so were the mice. Cannot tell any updates on interior have been made in the past 3 years. Will sacrifice not having the pool next year to rent a much nicer and larger home just down the beach for the same money!

Manager's Response

Thank you for your feedback. Paradise Palms is a very popular home that stays rented for most of the year. We take our guest feedback very seriously and as a result there are no longer any issues with rodents or bats and have not been for sometime. The mattresses have all been changed out since last fall so those are all brand new. Some people like hard mattresses and some softer so unfortunately we will never be able to satisfy everyone. The screened in porch has been completely rescreened as of this week. The living room furniture is scheduled to be changed out in September when we have a few days that we can get in to take care of this. The carpets were cleaned about a month ago so they are not in bad shape at all. Perhaps you didn't like the quality of the carpets?? We also had the furniture cleaned at the same time as the carpets so it is clean, but just worn. This is why we will be changing out the furniture in September. Did you call our office to let us know that you needed our assistance? I checked all of our logs and we did not hear from you during your stay! We would have been happy to come back and clean anything that we could have missed. After all, we are here to assist you during your stay in any way that we can. Thank you for your valuable feedback and hopefully you will consider coming back to see the scheduled upgrades that will be made to Paradise Palms and if not, then I wish you all the best with the other home down the street!

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

We call Paradise Palms our Beach House!

June 2013
, Duluth, Ga United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We are so excited when it's time to go on vacation. We call Paradise Palms our Beach House! We love the layout of this house because it's perfect for having our grandson there. The house sits on an excellent spot where we have a part of the beach to ourselves. It's an excellent place to spend a relaxing week. The house and grounds were clean. The pool is a big addition as well. The wind was quite high when we were there this summer but that was ok because we used the pool to swim. We enjoy seeing and hearing the ocean of course but the beautiful pool is a wonderful plus as well. We had more fun than ever this year because we "used" every part of the house. We ate dinner out on the beach side in the screened in porch. We ate lunch down by the pool. We started another tradition while enjoying our food by the water. Our little grandson had a blast in the pool. He is almost 3 and the ocean was not his 'top' swimming place so the pool is especially handy for our family. We enjoy living a week in Paradise Palm so much and hope we can continue doing this for years to come. It's a fabulous Beach House! We highly, highly recommend it!

Manager's Response

We enjoy having you all back year after year!! Thank you for the feedback!! :)

Wonderful!

May 2013
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great weather, great location, fun times! On Sunday when we reported a water leak, mainteance was quick to respond and fix the problem. We will be back.

MAY VACATION AT PARADISE PALMS

May 2013
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Really enjoyed our vacation; second year at Paradise Palms and we'll be back next year! We eat every meal at the house; kitchen lacks basic utensils. Next year will bring my own; but kitchen needs cooking pans for baking in the oven.

Much needed vacation

April 2013
, Versailles, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Our stay at Paradise Palms was wonderful. The management company was very pleasant, everyone was so kind. The house was absolutely gorgeous along with the view. The kitchen was not all that well stocked if you plan on cooking but you can get by. The house was clean and very homey. The beds were comfortable. The tv in one of the upstairs rooms would not change channels and the tv downstairs would often have interference. But we weren't there to watch tv so that really didn't bother us too much. We took our dogs and this home is great for dogs. It would be great for kids too. The dogs were able to go to the pool area with us, as it was screened in. They were also able to hang out on the back deck and bark at all the other dogs on the beach. The pool area is very nice. We were unable to get the jacuzzi to work but that wasn't very important to us. The master bathroom had a jacuzzi tub in it anyway. We absolutely loved this house and will definitely be back!

Manager's Response

Thanks for letting us know about the hot tub portion of the pool. It has been repaired. So glad you enjoyed your vacation at Paradise Palms.

Cox Family Spring Break

April 2013
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great vacation! Only issue was that TV was intermittent and would "stick" especially later in the evening (maybe due to bandwidth?), so made it hard to watch anything on TV

Manager's Response

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Best Vacation Property we've had!

March 2013
, Harvest, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

What a wonderful time! We vacationed in late March - and while it was a bit brisk most of our visit, the rental home and location made up for it! Clean, well layed out, BEAUTIFUL location and view! Our pets loved decks and beach - and of course the forgotten coast is our favorite location of all! We have NO complaints at all... Thanks Coastal Joes, and property owners, for ensuring a clean, safe and beautiful location for our family!

Manager's Response

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Terrific!

March 2013
, Little Rock, AK United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We loved the house and the beach back yard. The parking area is small but easy with one vehicle. We loved having a pool, hot tub, and jacuzzi. The outdoor shower was a nice bonus too. We had a great time. You will need all amenities. Some condos have sugar, salt, pepper, etc. This did not but we just bought some and it was no big deal. There were some chairs and a crab trap. We did leave a big net since our car did not have room and we bought it down there. Beds were comfortable, plenty of room for everyone and very relaxing!!

Manager's Response

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Great Rental Company, nice enough property

March 2013
, Tampa, FL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

We enjoyed our vacation at Paradise Palms. We were hesitant based off previous reviews about the property, and while we could see the validity of those reviews, it did meet our needs. The mattresses themselves were comfortable. There were enough pots and pans to meet the needs of our family of six. The pool was well maintained and clear. The beach was beautiful and wonderfully quiet. I loved the porch swing on the upper porch. It was a perfect reading spot. There were some minor appliance issues during our stay, but Coastal Joe's took care of them immediately. Their maintenance staff could not be any better.
That said, the property is showing the wear and tear of a beach rental. The furniture was heavily worn and torn in places and the carpet stained. Nothing that made it a hazard, just well worn. The repairs to stop the bats from nesting did not work.

Manager's Response

It was a pleasure speaking with Mrs. Fortin earlier today! I managed to find out what area of the roof still housed some bats as reported and so now we know what area still needs attention. The sealing of this portion of the roof is scheduled for this Saturday, March 30th! Thank you for your valuable feedback! Our guest experience and feedback is what makes it possible to make the necessary changes to improve the Coastal Joe homes!! Thanks again!!

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December. The bats are thankfuly gone as well!

ALMOST PARADISE PALMS

February 2013
, Lawrenceville, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

The house has seen a lot more use than upkeep. The flatware, dishes, glasses, linens, furniture, etc., were of low quality when compared to other properties used previously.

Manager's Response

This is an older home however, it has had a TON of work, upgrades, new additions try and keep up its great reputation. The mattresses are brand new and the bedding was purchased in the last 2 years so I am not sure what this review means by the linens. The home has been re-painted, pressure washed and deep cleaned all this past fall. This owner is willing to do whatever it takes to make his home a loved rental by all. So, we do appreciate the feedback and will make sure to take a look at the condition of the flatware and dishes. This is also one of our top rentals and stays rented the entire year. Therefore, wear and tear is inevitable and we rely on feedback from renters such as you in helping to fix the problems that arise. Thanks for your help

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Wonderful Beachfront Escape

February 2013
, Elmhurst, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My girlfriend and I did a four day getaway to Paradise Palms in February. We were looking for an out-of-the-way, quiet beachfront vacation and we got exactly that.

The property came exactly as advertised in the VRBO listing. It was clean and everything was in working order. If I could change one thing, I would have liked the mattresses on the king beds to be more firm - it sunk in quite a bit when you layed down. The wicker headboard was starting to come apart a bit too.

Additionally, the hot tub instructions were not as "idiot proof" as they could have been for a rental property - there were instructions for turning it on, but adjusting the temp was a bit trickier (it was set very low originally). Maintenance came out and showed us how, though.

The area is terrific if you are looking to stay away from the crowds - especially in the winter months. I would describe the winter weather as beautiful fall weather in the upper midwest. We didn't swim, but the water was warm enough for us to wade.

The beach goes on for miles in either direction from the property. We went for several long walks where we didn't see another human being for miles, it was like our own private beach!

We were overall satisfied with Coastal Joe's customer service. They were prompt in responding, and I especially liked that someone always answered the phone whenever we called (no voicemail purgatory!). The staff followed through on what they said they were going to do, and even followed up afterwards to make sure the issues were resolved.

Overall we were very satisfied with the house, the Cape San Blas area in general, and Coastal Joe. I hope to go back some day.

Manager's Response

Update: The living room furniture has been replaced with a brand new set. New pictures to be posted very soon! The gulf side screened in porch has recently been redone and new tv's planned for December.

Great Property but don't plan on cooking

November 2012
, Tucker, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

This was a great property accept for the kitchen! Id recommend this to a friend however they should plan on eating out every meal or bring the kitchen from home. I was extremely disappointed in the kitchen ware. I understand the rentals, I have a rental on Lake Burton. Id be better off making tinfoil pots and pans and crafting utensils from the palm trees. My recommendation, replace the stove, pots, pans, and utensils. You dont have to get the best but the Dollar General would be an improvement.

Manager's Response

Thanks for the info regarding the pots and pans. New ones have been placed in there today. We will contact the owner regarding the stove.

loved it!

October 2012
, Ringgold, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We loved the house and the location and look forward to renting it again.

Vacation

October 2012
, Winder, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful experince with this rental house and the property management. We will be booking another vacation soon

Bats in attic, hard beds, warm refrigerator, unwatchable cable TV

September 2012
, Louisville, KY United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
2

Disappointed - none of the outside lights or outlets worked, the fridge would warm up daily partially melting freezer. Beds were horribly hard and uncomfortable. Cable TV would freeze intermittently making it pretty much unwatchable.

Lights were fixed by day 3, fridge problem was dismissed as "don't put so much warm stuff in it" -- we bought a cooler. Didn't report TV or beds because what could be done?

The hands-down worst part was the bats nesting in attic left piles of bat guano on the beach-side deck and steps every morning. Coastal Joe was demonstrably aware of the situation as they had a handyman show up on our 5th day there, without any contact from us about it.

I've rented from Coastal Joe 4 years running now, and this property is definitely not up to their otherwise high standards. I could not recommend it to anyone, and the lack of disclosure about bats and real lack of concern when I asked them about it afterwards is is enough to make me think hard about who we'll rent from next time.

Nice house, ugly beach

September 2012
, Sterrett, AL United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
2
Property condition
4

House and pool were nice. Disappointed in the beach. Not a fan of driving on the beach. Water pooled and looked like tea bags.

Location, Location, Location

August 2012
, Winnsboro, TX United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Cleanliness was greatly improved this year over last year. The beds need to be replaced - all three. I was lead to believe that the carpet was being replaced after our stay in Aug of 2011; however, it was the same carpet with the same stains. Location and enclosed pool bring us back.

Paradise Palms

August 2012
, Gainesville, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The bats are a real problem.
The people renting the house next door would not keep their dogs on a leash so I couldn't take my little dogs out alot. It was very rude.

Paradise Palm - Our family loves all of it! House, beach & ocean!

August 2012
, Duluth, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Dear Mary!

We wanted to write you and tell you how wonderful, terrific, superb, stunning, excellent and all the other words which describe just how much we enjoyed our stay August 2012 at Paradise Palms once again.

We find after a year of work both at home and the work place we need a break. It was the summer of 2011 when we found the Paradise Palms. We had no idea we had found a place which was like home without all the stress. We simply enjoy being there.

We spend a lot of time at the beach. (Morning, noon and night!) We like a place without tons of people at the beach and the house is placed perfectly from the gulf so we can sit on the porches to see and hear the waves. The pool is awesome as well. Having a grandson who is 2 years old makes having a pool all the better. Swimming in the pool is great at anytime day or night.

We like how the house is built and all the doors and gates which can lock. This is great for both the grandson and the pup. They are safe if locked out on one of the porches while playing. The pool is the same. We are able to lock the doors to make it a safe atmosphere no matter which part of the house we are in. We do like the "bell" which rings when the door from the pool into the house is opened.

Once we get settled at the house we do not leave except to purchase food or other things we might need. We have breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner at the house. We are able to relax and enjoy ourselves beyond belief. I guess we can say we have found a place where we can "forget the world" and relax.

It is not as easy to find a place which fills all such things which I've described above. Therefore, we wanted to write a "thank you" worthy of the great times we have had at Paradise Palms. We hope to spend our vacation once again at Paradise Palms -Summer 2013.

So, thank you, thank you and thank you!

Thank you also Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals!

Had a great time...

August 2012
, Kennesaw, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The house was in great shape when we arrived. The location (directly on the beach) was wonderful. We weren't too far from Port St. Joe, so that wasn't much of a hassel. We did choose to eat in most nights and the kitchen could have used a few more cooking items (i.e. pots, pans), but we managed. The grill igniter did not work and had to light with a match. The cable kept skipping/freezing...normally wouldn't be watching TV at the beach, but we were there during the Olympics, so we wanted to watch in the evenings. One suggestion would be to have a hand held shower faucet on the outside shower. It would make it easier to rinse off sandy paws. Being able to bring my dog was an added bonus. Having the pool and hot tub was a huge bonus.

All in all, very nice house and staff. A maintenance person did show up while we were there to do minor routine maintenance. He called before arriving, came when he said he would and addressed all the questions we had.

Paradise Palms

July 2012
, Verona, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Coastal Joe was very professional and quick to handle all of our needs. Hoping for a little more sunshine the next time we visit!

WOW!

May 2012
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

We had a wonderful time. Great house and location - just step out the door to the beach. Found some great places to eat too. We will be back!

Paradise Palms Family Vacation

May 2012
, Bonner Springs, Kansas United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

As advertised. Great place to get away and relax. Only two issues... Not big, but should be addressed by Coastal Joe. The bats are back and lots of bat dropping on the stairs and windows... not sanitary at all. The beds really need to be replaced... important part of recharging is a good nights sleep, the beds are the worst on since college dorms! I would still give the place an overall 4.5 out of 5. Considering everything else, the pool, hot tub, beach, location... the place is fantastic and would recommend it to anyone with kids. We hope to make it a regular vacation spot. The locals are friendly and everything is slow paced and relaxing. Thanks to Coastal Joe!

Very Good vacation home, which easily could be an outstanding.

May 2012
, Wildwood, MO United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
2
Cleanliness
1
Location
5
Property condition
1

Great Pool and location. House very nice, but could be fantastic with a few changes.
1. Better cleaning, counter dirty, mice dropping & mice in kitchen drawers, carpeting dirty in family room.
2. Downstairs air conditioning very poor almost non-existent.
3. Outside furniture very old and falling apart. Two deck chairs broke when we first sat on them and we are not large people.
4. Suggest lock box on premises to get keys on arrival. Traveling to Coastal Joe's office very inconvient (after driving 14 hours to get there) just to get the keys and brochures. Check out the same inconveinence.

Family vacation April 21-28, 2012

April 2012
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great place for a family vacation! House is roomy, very open with high ceilings, airy, lots of natural light. Loved the screened in porches, swimming pool and hot tub. We'll be back in 2013!

Only complaints were that the blinds were falling apart and hot water heater needs to be turned up (hot water sufficient with showers, but not at all with baths).

Thanks to Mary at Coastal Joe Realty--she was a great help during the entire rental experience.

Best Vacation Ever

March 2012
, Knoxville, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The house was lovely. It does show some signs of rough treatment,but maybe that is to be expected from renters...We did notice that every evening about 8 o'clock,hundreds of bats came flying out from under our roof tiles.We had to sweep away the bat droppings every morning.This didn't bother us,but it could be an issue for others.All in all,we had a fantastic time and hope to return next year.

Fabulous week

March 2012
, The Park, Cirencester United Kingdom

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Fantastic location and the house lived up to our expectations clean tidy and welcoming ...stepping out of our door straight on to the beach was wonderful.....the hot tub was great would have been perfect if the pool had been heated at this time of year. Will definitely return to this area and property.

I would rent again for sure!!

December 2011
, Crossville, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This is a very nice place and a great location. We were there in the winter so we could not use the pool, but it was still a nice spot. We had fires on the beach at night and it was nice to have the ocean view (dolphins swimming down the beach two mornings). There were some plumbing issues that were annoying, but I did not report it until check out so it was not horrible. It would be REALLY awesome if the owner would heat the pool and whirlpool, but we knew that it wasn't heated going in. It is right down the road from the Raw Bar which is great fun with good food. Thanks for a great Christmas vacation!!! We had not been to the beach in the winter, and it was well worth the drive from Missouri.
ps you need a casserole bowl or two in there and maybe a few serving bowls :)

Enjoyed our stay. Love the area, have been coming there for

September 2011
, Pace, Florida United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

10 years now. Best place to really relax. My only suggestion would be for the owners to invest in better mattresses for their beds. Over all it was a great vacation, and I would consider renting this house again in the future.

Best house ever

August 2011
, Gainesville, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The best house we have ever rented in all of our 20 years of renting.

Love the Beach!

July 2011
, PIQUA, OH United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We stayed at Paradise Palms with 5 adults and 2 children. Top things we love -beach access and quietness, lovely pool, screened in porch. Things to know before you go - 1 bath towel per person provided, kitchen items are more limited than in other beach houses, bring toilet paper and paper towels and soap. Knowing that ahead would be nice, but we are anxious to stay in the house again and for 2 weeks instead of 1! The misleading element is that the two master suites share a common bathroom with a hall bath for the third bedroom. If you know that you can figure out if this works for your group.

Manager's Response

Coastal Joe does e-mail out a list of things we provide upon your arrival and what you might want to bring along. Please make sure to read the Pre-Arrival packet that we e-mail out once the balance has been paid. It contains all of the information that this renter mentioned in the review.

Doesn't Get Much Better

July 2011
, Florence, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Paradise Palms 07-10-2011

July 2011
, Duluth, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

When the a/c went off the managers had someone on site and it was fixed within 3 hours. We will go back. No cell phone access though. We knew that going in. We loved Paradise Palms.

Manager's Response

There is unlimited long distance offered at Paradise Palms.

July 2011
, Warner Robin, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

May 2011
, Camden, Ar United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
2

The carpet was VERY stained. There was bat FECES all on the back porches, this is a health hazard and very unsightly. Loved the master bath, but the hot water heater would not heat enough water for the tub. Overall I would stay there again and we did have a good stay, I would fix those items mentioned. The rental place was very willing to help whenever I called.

Manager's Response

CJVR is aware of the poor condition of the carpets. We do have them steam cleaned on a very regular basis and will continue doing this until the busy summer season is over. This home is rented out through the entire summer but once there is an opening brand new carpet will be installed.

Brand new carpets have been installed throughout the house. 08/31/11

There was an issue with Bats in the roof and unfortunately we could not have had it sealed until now because they are a protected species and there were babies in the attic that we unable to fly until just recently. The roof has been sealed and there are no longer any issues with bats or droppings. SK 10/07/11

Wonderfully relaxing vacation on the beach

May 2011
, West Islip, New York United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

This was our first visit to Cape San Blas, FL and we fell in love with the place. I traveled 1300 miles from LI, NY to relax in Florida sun & on a quiet beach, our vacation was wonderful & worth every hour spent behind the wheel! I'm glad that it's been such a well kept secret, the area is beautiful & I hope it never changes. Paradise Palms was a lovely beach home, the pool was awesome after a long day on the beach. My son and my dog had a fantastic time playing on the beach every day. We enjoyed great dinners at Port St. Joe, beautiful sunset horsebackriding on the Cape and 2 amazing fishing excursions, it was awesome. We will definitely return to Cape San Blas, we loved it & it was a perfect place to escape the NYC hustle & bustle. The hardest part was leaving. Thanks to everyone at Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals - what a great team, you were all so welcoming & kind.

April 2011
, Destin, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
1
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

April 2011
, Martinsville, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

paradise palms what a great place to stay

March 2011
, Xenia, Ohio United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

overall an awesome stay what a beautiful beach home . what fun to be able to stay right on the beach have bonfire every night right outside the house. the sound of the waves every morning and going to sleep to them at night. would stay here again and recommend this home .feel like you have the whole beach to yourself . very friendly people .

Paradise Palms week of March 12-19

March 2011
, Antioch, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Property had misleading reviews. We expected a heated pool including a hot tub at no extra cost. What we got was a COLD POOL and COLD TUB. There was no heat it was not even connected! The pool was also undergoing a roofing project that was being done all day on Saturday and Sunday til dark. The workers left metal shavings and screws behind that did not get cleaned out of the pool until Thursday, and we had to walk with the debris all week around the pool and the driveway. The TV in the front bedroom was physically there, but there was no connection to watch it. This was disappointing! If there is not a connection, why have the TV in the room? The microwave in the kitchen did not work, but the maintenance man brought another one to us on Monday. The middle sliding glass door in the living room did not lock, so we had the roofing guys cut a piece of aluminum for a brace to secure the door so we could "lock" up at night. The banister on the left going from the front porch is VERY loose. If you use it for support it moves! The walkway to the beach also is loose and sways as you step off the steps. Some nails on the walkway are also coming up and can catch pants, or shoes, you need to be mindful as you walk. Other than these issues we had a wonderful week and will consider this area in future vacation plans.

Manager's Response

There is absolutely nothing that advertises this pool as heated. For some reason; people see the picture of the pool and because of the smaller portion of it they assume that is a hot tub. We asked these renters to show us where they saw it advertised as "heated" they could not. THIS IS NOT A HEATED POOL!!!!

The owner was just out visiting and looking at the new enclosure over the pool. It had to be done for safety precautions as the previous one was no longer safe. With this being such an extremely popular home there was no open week to schedule it before the Spring Break rush. We are very sorry that our renters experienced this inconvenience. The pool and the surrounding area is cleaned and free of all debris. We have had a ticket called into our telephone company for over a month now regarding the TV in one of the bedrooms. It is scheduled to be fixed on April 5th. There are 2 other functioning TV's in the home in the meantime.

We appreciate the feedback on the other items and will make sure to address them immediately.

Not up to standard

January 2011
, Kirkwood, Missouri United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
1

Although the location was excellent the condition of the property was not. Firstly, the map to the property was poor and difficult to follow, making it difficult to find the place at night. Two keys wer provided; one did not work at all; the second was very difficult to use. The internet connection failed on Day 3 and did not become functional again. Only one burner on the stove worked and the oven did not close completely. Finally there was insufficient hot water for bathing even for just two tenants. I would not recommend this rental to others.

Manager's Response

We are sorry that this renter did not enjoy this great, gulf front home. The disappointing part for us is that all of the problems the tenant stated are problems that are easily fixed and we would have been happy to address any and all of his concerns while he was there. Our office did not receive one phone call for the duration of the stay. We appreciate the feedback but wouldn't it be better for both parties to call during your stay and report the problems instead of waiting till after you leave? We will address the problems mentioned but wish we could have done it earlier to help his satisfaction and relaxation on his vacation.

A Poem of Paradise Palms

July 2010
, Fayetteville, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

The AC was cool
and so was the pool.
Our beds were great finds
But BR windows need blinds.
We have booked this house twice
and will probably book thrice.
Please stock pots and pans
and you'll be in our plans.

The overall condition of maintence upon check in was a concern with screens busted, light bulbs out and some fans/light combinations not working however, within a few days the lights were fixed and the screen was repaired

July 2010
, Columbiana, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The maintenance guy was great and very informative about the area. He was an added benefit! The pool at the location made the days (especially in the heat of the day)a pleasure especially with two boys. They enjoyed all the time there and it was a pleasure for the parents and grandparents as well!
The overall area was awesome, new to us, but a place we will definitely return to!
Thanks Costal Joe!

We had a wonderful trip - this is a great house just needs a few maintenance issues.

June 2010
, Birmingham, Alabama United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4