Good Fortune

169 Monarch Beach Drive, Port Saint Joe, 32456, United States
  based on 37 reviews
  •   16
  •   6
  •   5
  • SQF 3,600
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


We are in the process of building a new Good Fortune. Our second gulf front home will be located next door to Sweet Necessity and will sleep 16 in 6 bedrooms. It will also lnclude a private pool, elevator, 2 living spaces, a bed swing, a private outdoor shower off the third floor master and gorgeous gulf views.  

Construction is scheduled to be completeted in May 2022 and we look forward to welcoming guests shortly therefter.  

Photos will be updated here regularily.

For more information or to inquire about booking Good Fortune please email Carrie at 


5 Bathroom, 6 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2nd Floor Outdoor Shower off of the Master Bath

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 2 Double bed, 3 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 4 Single bed, 1 Pack and Play, 1 Set of Baby Monitors
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace (2)
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • 5 Bathroom, 6 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2nd Floor Outdoor Shower off of the Master Bath
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Fully Stocked Beach Closet
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Beach Towels Provided, Large Outdoor Shower,Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

169 Monarch Beach Drive , Port Saint Joe, 32456, United States


based on 37 reviews
Bruce Reecer (Smyrna-TN)
Another Great Vacation

Will reiterate my review from last Christmas/New Year’s, would be hard pressed to find a better place in every way. Absolutely love Carrie’s knack for decorating and stocking home with everything you might need. Look forward to our next booking in any 3 of the homes she offers. Thanks again for all you do to make your guests feel at home, and their time at the beach perfect.

Bruce, Thanks for being such a great repeat guest. I so appreciate you returning to our home year after year. Thank you for your kind words about me and my homes. I look forward to welcoming you to Sweet Necessity in December.

replied by the owner (6/2/2020 5:55:04 PM)

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 1/2020

Doris (Atlanta)
Home Away From Home

For the past 8 years, my husband, 2 grown children, doggies and I pack up and head to CSB for Thanksgiving week. Of all the homes we've rented, Good Fortune is our favorite and the only one we've stayed at more than once. Carrie is wonderful to deal with and very accommodating to requests. The house is beautiful, spacious and stocked with everything we can possibly need. Can't wait to be back!!

Doris, It was a pleasure welcoming you and your family back to Good Fortune. I am so happy to hear that it is your favorite one on the Cape. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that you will be back to visit Good Fortune again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (12/3/2019 1:54:11 AM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 11/2019

Shari (Cumming, GA)

We just spent a week in paradise (also known as Good Fortune!) Waking up to the sunrise over the bay and relaxing in the evening by watching the sunset over the gulf -- the views from Good Fortune cannot be beat! The house is beautifully decorated and well stocked with everything you can imagine (much more than I have seen at any other rental property.) Plenty of space at the lovely dining room table for family meals (for our group of 9) and comfortable space for family games in either of the living rooms. Carrie was available at any time to handle all questions/issues quickly and with a great sense of humor! Our family will absolutely be staying at Carrie's properties in the future - thanks for a fabulous week!

Shari, Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words about our home . We think it is paradise too! I'm thrilled to hear that you found Good Fortune to have all you needed so that you could relax and focus on spending time with your family and friends. Thank you for choosing to stay at our home and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (10/20/2019 6:48:25 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2019

Jennifer (South Carolina )
Breath Taking Views - Phenomenal House

This house was outstanding. It is very rare that you find a rental that meets all of your expectations. We had a long drive for our first visit to the Cape and this house made it all worth it! It is located near the state park, so the beach was not crowed at all. It was very clean and well stocked. There was lots of space to spread out and either have family time or find some quiet time alone (which again is rare with young kids). The kitchen was stocked very well and the pantry allowed us to put everything away and not have all of our groceries on the counters. The kids LOVED the bunk room and were able to play and have their individual space as well. The double decks were wonderful for sunset views and family pictures. The beach in front of the house is nice and wide and the views are unobstructed making you long to stay well past your vacation reservations. The restaurants on the island were full of local flavor and the kids even tried a lot of new dishes. We rented a pontoon and ventured out into the bay one day. We saw dolphins and baby sharks but the best surprise of all was the enormous sea turtle that we spotted. It made the entire trip. We were able to go shelling at the tip of the island on the day that we rented the boat and found lots of shells. We also were able to make a day trip to the opposite end of the island down to the Donna Kay and explore the “ship wreck.” What a wonderful week!!! Thanks again for allowing us to stay at this great house! We hope to plan our next trip back very soon!

Jennifer, You all made the most of your first visit to Cape San Blas!!! Isn't all the wildlife in the bay just fantastic?!?! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed putting all your groceries away in the pantry. That is exactly why we were sure include a pantry at all of our homes. Happy kids = Happy mama....I'm so thrilled that they enjoyed the bunk room and all of your adventures. Thanks for choosing to stay at Good Fortune. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (10/20/2019 7:03:24 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2019

Sylvia Dollarhide (Good Fortune)
An AMAZING week!!! :)

Happiness is waking up in this place! We came down to Good Fortune and didn’t ever want to leave...again! Carrie’s homes are impeccably kept and fully stocked. We made many dinners “at home” and it felt like I was in my own kitchen but better! The sunrise bay, and sunset ocean views are breathtaking. Our 3rd year at the Cape in her homes and we continue to discover the natural beauty and relaxation of this pristine vacation spot. Darling to watch the kids chase little crabs on the beach, and the Turtle Patrol welcomed us on their dawn beach patrol. The local eats and shrimp shacks are easy going and family friendly, offering something for everyone along with the easygoing chat that makes you feel you’ve all been around forever- I keep telling myself that as soon as we can we’ll be back, and we will! Can’t wait to see Carrie’s 3rd house :) BEST VACATION EVER! (again!)

It sounds like you have fallen in love with Cape San Blas the same way we have. Friendly locals that love their home and love sharing it with guests, breathtakingly beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife make the Cape such a very special place. Thank you so much for choosing to stay in our home...again. Return guests are a huge compliment to me. I work hard to make my homes feel like home for all of our guests and I am really happy that you felt that way. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (6/29/2019 8:01:20 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Niki (Missouri)
Beautiful house

This house is beautiful and was impeccably clean upon our arrival. Carrie was easy to communicate with and answered any and all questions right away. The Cape as always was wonderful and we can’t wait to return and would not hesitate to rent from Carrie again.

Niki, It's a long way to travel from Missouri to Cape San Blas and I am so happy to hear that your stay was wonderful. My housekeeping team is amazing and work very hard to make our homes impeccably clean week after week all year long. I will be sure to pass your praises on to them. Thank you for you kind words and I look forward to welcoming you back to one of our homes again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (8/7/2019 1:55:10 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 6/2019

Halle (Atlanta)
Thought and care make this house the best

There isn't much I can say that hasn't been expressed about this wonderful beach house already. There is so much care in every detail, which I think stems from this thought - "What would I like if it were me staying at this house?" Aside from being meticulously clean, there are the beach supplies, the accessories for a baby, wooden hangers in the closet, a well equipped kitchen with surprisingly good cutlery, cozy bedding with color and decor that blends with what you see out the window - even bowls and towels for a canine guest! Carrie has made a marvelous getaway for anyone that wants a home away from home. And even though our weather wasn't very spring break worthy (I chaperoned a senior girl trip), they enjoyed the beautiful view, the quiet of the area, the rejuvenation that only the sounds of an ocean can deliver, and the locals. Delightful people everywhere you go. And you'll know where to go because Carrie has supplied a well-researched to-do list for activities, shopping and dining. Don't miss Apalachicola - it's so quaint and a perfect getaway distance for shopping, strolling, drinking and dining. I'm looking forward to getting back here with my family in warmer weather to take advantage of everything that I missed. This may have been my first trip, but it definitely won't be my last. Thanks Carrie!

Halle, I'm so sorry that the weather didn't provide you and the girls with the bronze tans you were hoping for but it is wonderful to hear that you were still able to enjoy your time. I am thrilled that you want to return to Cape San Blas with your family. We find that so many first time guests start planning their return trip prior to leaving the Cape. I'm glad you found that the kitchen had everything you needed and happy that you didn't have to pull out the knives you packed. Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Good Fortune. Carrie

replied by the owner (4/8/2019 11:33:42 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Robin (Atlanta)
Wonderful Weeks with Friends

This was our 2nd time staying at Good Fortune and it delivered again. We were a group of friends and the layout of the space, with 2 separate living rooms, accommodated everyone's desire for quiet or entertainment. The kitchen here is probably the best-equipped that any of us had ever rented. Cape San Blas is coming back from Hurricane Michael, but the beach is clean and very dog-friendly. We plan to go again.

Robin, We so appreciate you returning to Good Fortune especially after Hurricane Michael. Big improvements are made each day and so much has changed since you have been there a month ago. Thank you for supporting Cape San Blas and Gulf County with your visit and your donation of relief items. We appreciate. We look forward to welcoming you back to Good Fortune. Carrie

replied by the owner (4/8/2019 11:29:23 PM)

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 2/2019

Becky Abernathy (Smyrna, TN)
Great vacation!

We had the most amazing 6 weeks ever! Good Fortune is a gorgeous home with breathtaking views. Carrie has thought of everything you could possibly need for your stay. This home is very clean, well stocked and beautifully decorated. Can’t wait to come back.

Becky and Jim, Thank you for being such wonderful repeat guests. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy the beauty of the Cape for 6 weeks. We so appreciate your support of gulf county and our community. I can't wait to welcome you back to Good Fortune again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (4/8/2019 11:26:37 PM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2019

Bruce R. (United States)
Beautiful home which has everything needed for a great vacation.

Owners have gone above and beyond to provide renters with everything you might need while on vacation. Wife felt home was absolutely the best stocked and furnished home we have rented anywhere in Florida. Carrie has done a wonderful job finding unique treasures to decorate, making this truly feel like your sharing a friends home. Pictures really can’t show you all that has gone into making this an exceptional home. Highly recommend Good Fortune for your next trip to the forgotten coast.

Bruce, Thank YOU and your family for being such great guests and taking such good care of Good Fortune. I am so happy to hear that the home had all that you needed to celebrate the New Year. I love to treasure hunt and it makes me smile to know that you enjoyed some of my special "finds". Thank you for choosing Good Fortune. I hope to welcome you and your family back again soon. Carrie

replied by the owner (1/3/2019 4:52:00 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

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Carrie Shevlin


Our family lives in Atlanta, Georgia. We love visiting Cape San Blas, Florida. The relaxed atmosphere and beauty of the area keep us coming back year after year.

I will be managing your stay at Good Fortune and can be a bit of a perfectionist. That's a bonus for you, as I promise that I will do all I can to make your time at Cape San Blas absolutely wonderful.

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