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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-60 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, private property with a 3 bedroom 2 bath home located at the desirable north end of the Cape.

*Great for families with children from toddlers through teens.

*Parents: Stop stressing on the Gulf side with your small children and experience the
calm, shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay.

*Bring your boat - 500' dock with fish-cleaning sink. Crab trap at dock.

*Screen House right on bay with power, electricity, and water

*Paddle boards, 2 kayaks come with property (no need to rent them)

*Home updated twice a year with attention to details that make your stay better than
expected in a rental home.

*Families LOVE this property.

*House built on pilings but is a single-floor, split bedroom plan.

*Quality bedding and comfortable mattresses. (King, Queen, Full, Double, and large
Sectional Sofa with Queen Sleeper).

*Best of both worlds: Bay Experience AND walk to beach .

*Plenty of Beach towels provided in addition to all standard linens.

*Fish, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, scallop (in season).

*Pet-friendly. ($100 pet fee).

*Charming décor, clean, well-provisioned kitchen.

*Lots of activities and lots of relaxing. Hammock overlooking Bay in Screen House.

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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 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,495
November
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$895
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,695
December
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$895
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2016
15 night min stay

$1,795
flat fee
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 11, 2017
60 night min stay

$2,395
Peak Spring
Mar 12 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
Spring
Apr 16 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,795
Summer/Scallop Season
Jun 3 - Sep 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Call me directly anytime: 561-469-9520 or 561-401-1704.


Owner's 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.

Horse riding rentals on the beach. Boat rentals at the Port St. Joe Marina and dockage right on the property.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Our family lived on the Cape for 3 years when daughter Amelia 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 doesn't have a river run into it (brackish water). We love kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, skiing, and the clear skies at night. Our dog especially loves kayaking and whines endlessly should go without her. I eventually resettled in South Florida and my Amelia is now a attends a fine arts college in NYC. But the Cape will always be a special 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. I have put lots of TLC in Amelia by the Bay and hope you'll give it a try.

Why the Owner Chose Port Saint Joe, FL, USA:
Privacy, natural surroundings, and easy access to the bay and beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very Private, fishing off of the dock, kayaking and scolloping in the bay. Very well-kept by myself and my wonderful innkeeper, Cathy.


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.

  • Side-Front of house.  So very private.

    Side-Front of house. So very private.

  • 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.

  • 3rd Bedroom - can sleep 3 people

    3rd Bedroom - can sleep 3 people

  • Screen House overlooking Bay.  Has running water, elec, blender, and hammock.

    Screen House overlooking Bay. Has running water, elec, blender, and hammock.

  • 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

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

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

  • View from Screen House - watch kids play in water  while relaxing

    View from Screen House - watch kids play in water while relaxing

  • Sunrise shot courtesy of a long-time guest.

    Sunrise shot courtesy of a long-time guest.

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

    Private beach area with fire pit, kayaks, paddle boards with all accessories.

  • North side of home.

    North side of home.

  • Chatting Nook/Cocktail Corner area of Great Room.

    Chatting Nook/Cocktail Corner area of Great Room.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Hammock,  view.  water and nature.  RELAX...

    Hammock, view. water and nature. RELAX...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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