Take A Chance - Gulf and Bay Access with Neighborhood Pool

Aqua Shores Vacation Rentals


Property Info

2 Br/2 Ba • Sleeps 4 • 1000 SF

Gulf and Bay View, Gulf and Bay Access, 2br/2ba Vacation Rental



"Take A Chance" is located in Hibiscus Beach and Bay, a low-density development that spans the width of St. Josephs spit. Visitors get gulf beach access, a community swimming pool, and a 500 foot pier out into st. Josephs bay. There is also a freshwater pond just behind the house.  The beach is 1300 feet away via a sand path just across the street from the house. You can also drive and park at the pool and have a 700 foot walk. We provide a beach wagon to haul your gear.
The home has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, and 2 full bathrooms with tub/showers. Linens and towels are provided for four people.
The house has been recently upgraded by the new owners. There is parking under the house. A deck goes all the way around the house.
There is a six day minimum stay between Memorial Day and Labor Day weeks, 3 days the rest of the year.
Maximum occupancy is 4 people, this is a strict limitation.  Names and ages of all occupants shall be recorded on the rental agreement.
Pets are allowed with a non-refundable pet fee of $75 for the first pet and $50 for the second pet.  All pets must be declared on the rental agreement.
Rental rates are based on two people.  Additional people or extra weeks are $3 per day per person.
The cleaning fee is $185 and there is a 12% sales and lodging tax on all rents and fees.
There is a $200 refundable security deposit which will be refunded within 14 days after check-out, provided there is no damage, or unauthorized people or pets.
Cancellation Policy:
If cancelled greater than 30 days from check-in, all payments will be refunded less $125 per booked week plus tax. Reservation payments will NOT be refunded on cancellations made less than thirty (30) days in advance of the reservation unless the unit is re-rented for the same rental payment and time period originally reserved. Even if re-rented, $125.00 plus tax will be retained for a service charge. In the event of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, a prorate refund on the base rent will be made to the renter for days not stayed. No other weather related refunds will be made. Trip insurance is strongly advised.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy as of Saturday, Aug 19, 2023:
1. If there are government mandated travel or rental restrictions or the beaches are closed due to COVID-19 and it is within 30 days of your stay a full refund or rebooking will be offered.
2. If you cancel 30 days out or longer from your stay, you will be refunded all but $125 per booked week.
3. If there are no travel or rental restrictions within 30 days or sooner from your stay and you cancel, there will be no refunds unless the property can be re-rented.
4. Trip insurance is highly recommended to cover the traveller(s) in case of cancellation due to getting the coronavirus.



Can't wait to return

Well situated on the Cape, this home was perfect for the two of us. The kitchen had everything we needed and the entire vacation was better than expected. We'll be back at Take a Chance asap. - (Jul 2023 - VRBO)


I have stayed at this house multiple times. It is a great place to stay. - (Jul 2023 - VRBO)


Loved it . Nothing going on around you . Great relaxing time with family . No drama no traffic no teenage kids driving up and down the roadways . Just the ocean and views . We will be staying here again . - (Jul 2023 - VRBO)


This house was the perfect location for our little getaway. Close to restaurants and stores. The house set up was perfect and provided easy access to a private dock Bayside, and a private pathway to the beach. Check in/out was super easy. The property was very clean and large enough to accommodate us comfortably. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back! - (May 2023 - VRBO)


Cute house nice pond in back saw an alligator enjoyed the frogs singing at night. Liked being near the Trading Post. - (Apr 2023 - VRBO)


Although this house could use some TLC, it is priced accordingly and I appreciate the choice of a house that is more affordable. - (Apr 2023 - VRBO)


This place has a great porch and great windows to watch the gulf and the bay. If you would like to have a comfortable home base for viewing and exploring the coast, this is your spot! The kitchen is well equipped for someone who loves to cook. We had a wonderful week's stay here. - (Mar 2023 - VRBO)


Another awesome trip to the Cape. This house had the sunrise and sunset from the decks. Great Little house! - (Mar 2023 - VRBO)


We enjoyed our stay at Take a Chance. It was pet friendly so we were able to take our dog with us and the deck had a gate so she could be outside with us without being on a leash. The property was clean and well maintained. There was easy access to the gorgeous beach, which we were able to walk along every day. - (Jan 2023 - VRBO)

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View from the street
View from the street
Neighborhood Beach Access
Neighborhood Beach Access
Living Room
Living Room
Pier on the Bay
Pier on the Bay
Gazebo on the Bay
Gazebo on the Bay
Neighborhood Pool
Neighborhood Pool
Gulf-side Bedroom
Gulf-side Bedroom
Bay-side Bedroom
Bay-side Bedroom
Pier on Bay
Pier on Bay
Panorama - Slide Left or Right


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Amenities Included


  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Washer

Arrival Day

  • Negotiable


  • Bay


  • Necessary


  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Television

General Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Community Pool

Kitchen / Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Swimming Pool


  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Surf
  • Scuba Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming


  • Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible


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