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'Bayside Cottage' Nature Retreat--Great Scalloping & Fishing

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

This home is a 3 BR/2B open plan providing much livable space with the living-dining-kitchen area opening onto the screened porch and heated/cooled sun porch overlooking St. Joseph Bay and sunsets. While not directly located on Cape San Blas it is conveniently located on the East side of the Bay to boat and kayak launches and nearby beach access. The house overlooks a salt marsh and there is access from the property to the bay.

We are ready for vacationers who want to enjoy our beautiful St. Joseph Bay.

BOOK NOW FOR 2014 SEASON!

BaySide Cottage and nature retreat is located overlooking beautiful St. Joseph Bay and St. Joe Bay State Buffer Preserve facing West for awesome, unforgettable sunsets. Go scalloping, take a kayak tour or rent or bring your own. Fish for trout, redfish, flounder; go crabbing for the tasty blue crabs.

Convenient to Presnell's marina where you can launch your boat, rent a boat, or hire a captain. Also convenient to St. Joe State Park with boat launch facilities, Salinas Park and several other Beaches locations.

During the fall go hiking on St. Joseph State Buffer Preserve and observe birds and butterflies migrating.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Spacious enclosed sun room, screen porch and deck. This house is on pilings and affords great views of marsh and bay. Store room available on ground level for outdoor equipment....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                The property is on the bay which is accessible through a section of state-owned land between the house and water....moreless

              • Water View

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Laundromat
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snorkeling
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sailing
              • Golf
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Sep 14, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $160
              $1,025

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Cleaning $100 + tax
              • Pet Fee $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates quoted are for up to 6 persons. For 1-2 additional persons add $50 to base rate. Taxes include 4% Tourist Development and 7% state and are subject to change. Call or e-mail for last minute or mid-week rates that may not be posted and for off season monthly rates.

              A damage/reservation deposit of $250 is required to hold reservation. This deposit is refundable as long as the stay is complete and there is no damage. Full payment for rental due 2 weeks before arrival. Payments are made to owner by personal or bank check. Pet fees are non-refundable.


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              Location

              Photography opportunities, Bird watching, Near St. Vincent NWR and shuttle, Wakulla Springs, St. Marks NWR, Property borders St. Joseph Bay State Aquatic and Buffer Preserves.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: As an avid scalloper and snorkeler I have been enjoying the bay for years. When not on the bay I am hiking/walking one of our local areas, bird watching, or enjoying the spring and fall wildflowers. I would be happy to recommend guides for various local outdoor activities from fishing to photography. Please note that we occasionally travel away and have no access to e-mail. If we do not respond shortly we are either working on property or away and either way are without internet access. We will respond just as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
              Originally the house was purchased as my personal home and I enjoyed living there and watching the sunsets and wildlife for a few years. It has only recently been rented on a limited basis. I moved to the area after retiring from Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, FL. I have always been around the water and my family took me scalloping before there was mask, snorkel, fins; they took me crabbing before there were traps.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              You will find the location of the property tranquil. Wildlife viewing is at its best. The most memorable event of my time there was watching a pair of eagles build a nest.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of home from Water Side

                View of home from Water Side

              • Master Bedroom opens to deck, view of St. Joseph Bay and  beautiful sunsets.

                Master Bedroom opens to deck, view of St. Joseph Bay and beautiful sunsets.

              • Living Area opens to sun porch and enclosed sun room overlooking St. Joseph Bay

                Living Area opens to sun porch and enclosed sun room overlooking St. Joseph Bay

              • SunPorch with additional dining area

                SunPorch with additional dining area

              • Spring brings the rare Chapman's Rhododendron--St. Joe State Buffer Preserve

                Spring brings the rare Chapman's Rhododendron--St. Joe State Buffer Preserve

              • See alligators along Depot Creek or Apalachicola River

                See alligators along Depot Creek or Apalachicola River

              • Sunsets over Bay are always beautiful to watch

                Sunsets over Bay are always beautiful to watch

              • Spacious Living-Dining-Kitchen area

                Spacious Living-Dining-Kitchen area

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • St. Joseph State Park old dunes and Gulf of Mexico

                St. Joseph State Park old dunes and Gulf of Mexico

              • October things to see--Monarch Migration

                October things to see--Monarch Migration

              • Scallop size in August-September

                Scallop size in August-September

              VRBO #295138

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

              $160 per night (USD)
              6

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 06/29/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              (850) 229-5204 (Florida, USA)

              Speaks: english
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