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Best Deal on the Cape ! Must See Inside! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

"Banyan Beach" - Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the gulf from the spacious wrap around decks on both levels of this absolutely beautiful, newly renovated home on Cape San Blas.

This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features gorgeous cathedral post and beam ceilings in living/dining room and master suite. Lovely flagstone fireplace and hardwood floors in living room. Sliding doors in living room open onto covered deck with plenty of seating. There is a double sofa sleeper in the living room. Leather sectional includes two recliners.

Kitchen, baths, hallway and laundry area have new tile floors. Kitchen has all new appliances and is generously stocked. Both main level bedrooms have queen-size beds along with twin rollaways. Beautiful master suite on upper level has king-size bed, with double sinks and closets in master bath. All bedrooms are equipped with new TVs with DVDs and remotes, clock/radios and a telephone, and have sliding glass doors onto the deck. There is also a ceramic-tiled laundry area on the second floor.

Just a little over 100 yards to the beach, this home has plenty of parking for boat or jet ski, and is a short distance to the state park’s public boat launch. Banyan Beach is professionally landscaped and has an outdoor hot and cold shower and charcoal parkside grill. Conveniently located close to grocery/sundry stores on the Cape but only 20 minutes from more shopping in Port St. Joe or 30 minutes from Appalachicola's restaurants and shops.


More Details

Paul Mattson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Paul Mattson

We are a family from Roswell, Georgia who love to spend time at the beach!

Paul Mattson purchased this house in 2009

Why Paul Mattson chose Port St. Joe

Cape San Blas is a beautiful location with miles of quiet, pristine beaches and friendly people (and dogs, too).

What makes this house unique

Great opportunity for family to relax and spend time together. This is also one of the few dog friendly beaches on the Florida coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just completed our stay, and I am not sure what the last guest was talking about. The house was clean and very comfortable. We did not see a single bug in the house the whole time we were there. Of course there are no-seeums, you're at the beach. If you keep the doors shut the way you're supposed to, they don't come inside. Access to a secluded scenic beach is just steps away. I would highly recommend the house and the area for families that don't want the hustle-bustle of a touristy area. It's peaceful, quiet, and as relaxing as can be. Exactly what I want in a beach vacation. Thanks for the great trip!
Apr 2014
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) new pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play and High Chair provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) upgraded mattresses on sofa bed and roll aways.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Best Deal on the Cape ! Must See Inside! Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.5588236 based on 36 reviews

We loved every minute of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us all, including our dogs. Everything was there that we could ever have needed. The owner was so nice to work with. Thank you for a wonderful. Christmas.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for such a wonderful review. We enjoyed having you. Please feel free to come back anytime.
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Very relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our visit. It was so nice to be able to take our 4 legged family members as well. The house was very well supplied with nearly everything we needed, other than chaise lounges on the upper deck. Slightly disappointed that we weren’t informed that the beach access was closed but we just found another way to the beach. All in all we loved the property and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I also wanted to thank you for alerting me about our beach access. After talking with some of the other property owners, I learned that our street's beach access was destroyed in the storm surge from Hurricane Nate, which hit the day before you arrived. When you alerted me about the beach access, that was the first I had heard about it. However, I wanted to let you know that the beach access has been fully restored. So again, thanks for letting me know and thanks again for staying with us.
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Plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th time we have stayed in this home. It is a short walk to the beach, has all the amenities of home, and Paul has always been amazing to book with. I would highly recommend staying at this property. The floor plan has the master and laundry on the top level with 2 bedroom, kitchen, dining and living area on the lower level. This works great for our family, including our dogs.

My favorite time is sitting on the top deck with a panoramic (limited) view of the ocean.

Please take note that Cape San Blas is a "leave no trace" beach. You are expected to remove all your belongings from the beach daily no later than 1 hour after sunset. If you have a family with lots to carry to the beach, I would highly recommend a cart, as it is a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented at Cape Sands Landing for over 10 years and we were a little worried that the house was a long walk to the beach, but that was not the case. The extra room in the house well made up for the added distance to the gulf. We really enjoyed the house for 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great kid friendly location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has traveled and used Vrbo a lot but this home and this area has been our top favorite thus far.

The house is clean and every detail has been thought out for us. Down to the dog bowls. The neighbors are quite and friendly and the walk to Webers donut shop with the kids will definitely be a tradition we do every trip. The closet full of games was a hit for the kids and the last night bomb fire on the beach was spectacular. Oh don't forget the fireworks 💥?

Thanks Paul for everything and for sharing your home!

Scott and Robin White

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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December at the Beach - Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Don't know where to start. The owner, Paul, is the best you'll ever deal with. Called or emailed me several times and even suggested great restaurants. Our group consisted of several couples in need of a last minute get-away! Even though we were a last minute reservation, Paul made the process smooth and easy. As for the house itself, it is perfectly done top to bottom. Exactly what you would expect in a beach house...spacious and comfortable. Perfect home base as you enjoy this beautiful beach area. The great kitchen is fully stocked with all the items you need. Bedrooms are all nicely decorated with very comfortable beds. The relaxing location let's you really unwind and you're only a short walk to the beach. The view is FANTASTIC! I Would recommend this place 10 out of 10. My whole group can't wait to stay again. We didn't want to leave!!! Thanks Paul!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You all were also a pleasure to work with. Thanks so much for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar

Surf Fishing, crabbing, scalloping, stargazing, birdwatching 2 Sunbathing decks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

A utilities fee of $300 is added to all month-long rentals. Spring Break rentals are charged at summer rates. When bringing a pet, an additional pet fee of $100 is added to all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.