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Amelia by the Bay -Read My Reviews! Bay House Gem Close to Beach

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

AMELIA BY THE BAY is more than just a house - it is a large, very private property (100' x 800') with a 3 bedroom 2 bath home located at the desirable north end of the Cape.***Great Fishing & Scalloping***FANTASTIC BAY AND BEACH ACCESS, PARENTS: Stop stressing with your small children on the Gulf and experience the calm, shallow waters of St. Joe Bay.

BRING YOUR BOAT. Just launch at Eagle Harbor in the State Park (2 miles northward) and keep at dock. There's plenty of room to park your boat trailer. House is set back from bay while a screenhouse with beach area sits directly on bay allows maximum views and relaxation. Screenhouse has water, power, kayaks and more (afternoon margharitas?) Very clean and beautifully decorated. In July, 2013, all new furniture, linens, dishes, matching flatware, pots and pans, beach towels and more were upgraded. The décor is charming and the house has had lots of attention and TLC.

The house is up on pilings, all on one floor, with a split floor plan that lends privacy for 2 families if needed and plenty of parking below house and on property. Well-appointed kitchen. This is one of the most popular rentals on Cape due to pricing, easy beach access, and bay access with all there is to do on the bayside (kayak, fishing, snorkeling etc.)

Extremely close to beach - easy walk or 30 seconds by car. Huge decks on front and back of house.
Pet-friendly. Everybody wins: Couples, Dads, Moms, and kids. Extended family can come and go as you see fit! Be sure to read our reviews from previous guests.

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Keywords: VERY PRIVATE HOME W/ SCREEN HOUSE ON WATER, PETS WELCOME, GREAT ROOM CONCEPT, LARGE DOCK, WELL APPOINTED, DEEP PRIVATE LOT, BOAT DOCKAGE, GREAT VIEWS, FISHING & SCOLLOPING FROM DOCK, FREE KAYAKS & L.D. PHONE, EXPANDED CABLE AND WIFI

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Fantastic opportunity for children to play in user-friendly bay. Shallow and lots of sea life!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Plenty of room with chairs and tables to smoke outside with view of bay and sounds of waves crashing from gulf....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    large decks front and rear for people and pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 child bed

    Twin beds in beautifully decorated room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Roomy with large private bath, all new linens...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd couples or single guests will love this room...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Plush Microsuede Sectional with queen sleeper...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in great room sleeps 2...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Directly on open water of St. Joe Bay and across from Gulf beach park access, Two Palms county Park with 24/7 access. (BBQ grills, shelters and childrens play area). FREE KAYAKS under screen house. Boat dockage and trailer parking. Wetland walk-over to bay beach. 1/6th mile north from 'The Trading Post' general store. Close to the St. Joe golf corse (apx. 10 mi.)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Huge selection of books of all types and especially fun, vacation reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Expanded Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen in Great Room, TV's in master and queen bedrooms....moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Bay view and access to bay and 500 ft. dock with stairs to water. Boat access also available, shallow draft. Dock is private for this home only....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Apx. 300 ft to St. Joe Bay. property goes all the way to the water, and a 500 ft dock on the bay with access to the water and boat docking. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Motion sentive light for under home parking and rear stairs....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided:

    All new linens, July 2013...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great-room style with 2 lounging areas....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    If you have reception issues the rear deck and screen house are the best ....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of sheltered parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Trailer parking at end of turn around, lined with rocks in front of pilings....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) with free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Sets of bath towels included. WE HAVE ADDED A PERK OF 10 BEAUTIFUL BEACH TOWELS FOR YOUR USE IF YOU CHOOSE - THE COST IS TO WASH, DRY, AND PLACE BACK IN TORQOISE BASKET (not included in cleaning fee)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free DSL and wifi, even in the screen house with some computers....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Brand new set of dishes and flatware, July 2013. 12 place settings....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well Apointed...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous new outdoor furniture, July 2013...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    It has water, power, table and chairs, Hammock, double sink, blender, kayaks, fish cleaning sink, bench and coffee table on the dock....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 15 - May 14
7 night min stay

$1,495
Early Summer
May 15 - Jun 28
7 night min stay

$1,995
Peak Summer/Scallop Season
Jun 29 - Sep 24, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,195
Fall
Sep 25 - Oct 31
7 night min stay

$1,695
November Weekly/Monthly
Nov 1 - Nov 30
7 night min stay

$895 $1,995
December Weekly/Monthly
Dec 1 - Dec 31
7 night min stay

$895 $1,995
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 15
7 night min stay

$895 $1,995
Peak Spring
Mar 16 - Apr 14
7 night min stay

$1,795
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$895
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Reservation Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Call me directly anytime: 561-746-1999 or 561-401-1704.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

Fires on the beach, Golf cart rentals for the beach and state park, fishing, scalloping and crabing off of the dock and kayaks.

Driving on the beach is permited with a 50.00 County permit. Horse riding rentals on the beach. Boat rentals at the Port St. Joe Marina and dockage on the dock at the home.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We moved to the Cape in 1999, when our daughter was 2. We love the water and especially St. Joseph Bay. It is one of very few bays of this size in the country that does not have a river run into it (brackish water). We love kayaking, boating, skiing, and the clear skies at night. Our dog especially loves kayaking and whines endlessly, should go without her. We lived on the Cape for 3 years and eventually resettled in South Florida. But the Cape will always be home to us - there is no other place like it. If you've been there, you know. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. We have put lots of TLC in Amelia by the Bay and hope you'll give it a try.

Why the Owner Chose Other Cape San Blas Properties:
We originally started visiting the Cape in 1997 and moved there in 1999. We quickly discovered just how wonderful the bay is. We visit the Cape as often as we can and still find it just as wonderful as it was 10 years ago.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very Private, fishing off of the dock, kayaking and scolloping in the bay. Fires on the beach, the kids beach next to the screen house.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • This aerial shot (purple arrow) shows location & privacy

    This aerial shot (purple arrow) shows location & privacy

  • This is not a painting.  It was taken by a photographer on a morning where the bay was like glass.

    This is not a painting. It was taken by a photographer on a morning where the bay was like glass.

  • Sunset view from end of dock.

    Sunset view from end of dock.

  • Great Room - lush micro-suede queen sleeper sofa (down-filled)

    Great Room - lush micro-suede queen sleeper sofa (down-filled)

  • Well-stocked kitchen with everything you need. Fun kitchen to cook in.

    Well-stocked kitchen with everything you need. Fun kitchen to cook in.

  • Master Bedroom with King bed - squeaky clean and everything new.

    Master Bedroom with King bed - squeaky clean and everything new.

  • Queen Guest Room.  Bed is so comfortable.  This is where I sleep when I visit.

    Queen Guest Room. Bed is so comfortable. This is where I sleep when I visit.

  • Tommy Bahama guest bath is shared by two guest rooms and has tub and shower.

    Tommy Bahama guest bath is shared by two guest rooms and has tub and shower.

  • Screened Pavillion overlooking Bay.  Has running water, elec, and blender.

    Screened Pavillion overlooking Bay. Has running water, elec, and blender.

  • Private beach area with fire pit, 3 kayaks with all accessories.

    Private beach area with fire pit, 3 kayaks with all accessories.

  • Snorkeling at the end of the dock.  Catch scallops, enjoy the view, cool off.

    Snorkeling at the end of the dock. Catch scallops, enjoy the view, cool off.

  • Beautiful beach steps away from Amelia - 5 minute walk or 30 second drive

    Beautiful beach steps away from Amelia - 5 minute walk or 30 second drive

  • View from screened pavillion - watch kids play in water or on sandy beach

    View from screened pavillion - watch kids play in water or on sandy beach

  • View of dock from screenhouse (north side).  Dock has fish-cleaning sink and kayak launch.

    View of dock from screenhouse (north side). Dock has fish-cleaning sink and kayak launch.

  • Side-Front of house.  So very private.

    Side-Front of house. So very private.

  • Chatting Nook/Cocktail Corner area of Great Room.

    Chatting Nook/Cocktail Corner area of Great Room.

  • Dining room seats at least 6 or more.

    Dining room seats at least 6 or more.

  • Private Master bathroom with tub and shower

    Private Master bathroom with tub and shower

  • Twin Bedroom.  Also contains library.  You're welcome to take books if you don't finish before you leave.

    Twin Bedroom. Also contains library. You're welcome to take books if you don't finish before you leave.

  • Extra large back deck overlooking woods and water.  Propane Grill (propane provided), picnic table, and awesome sturdy comfy deck chairs with cupholders

    Extra large back deck overlooking woods and water. Propane Grill (propane provided), picnic table, and awesome sturdy comfy deck chairs with cupholders

  • Inside Paviillion  - hammock,  view.  RELAX...  Did I already mention blender?

    Inside Paviillion - hammock, view. RELAX... Did I already mention blender?

  • My wonderful guest Tracy enjoying a ride.  She spent a lot of time in the water, too

    My wonderful guest Tracy enjoying a ride. She spent a lot of time in the water, too

  • The wildlife is so abundant from sea life and birds.  Too many to list but it's spectacular.

    The wildlife is so abundant from sea life and birds. Too many to list but it's spectacular.

  • Beautiful Cape San Blas Beach.  Practically at your front doorstep.

    Beautiful Cape San Blas Beach. Practically at your front doorstep.

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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Cape San Blas #125881

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