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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-10 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A great all round Cape experience: Beach, Bay, 500' Dock, Kayaks, Paddleboards

AMELIA BY THE BAY is more than just a house - it is a large, private property with private dock, screenhouse, and 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. ($75 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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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • 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....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • 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

  • Kids' room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Double bed with twin bunk on top...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, Cape Palms county Park with 24/7 access. (BBQ grills, shelters and childrens play area). KAYAKS, PADDLE BOARDS, FISHING KAYAK complete with built-in rod holders and everything a fisher would need. 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
  • Games:

    Lots of games, puzzles, children & adult coloring books...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Expanded Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    TV's in every bedroom and family room....moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

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

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We also provide plenty of fluffy beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Plenty of sheltered parking Lots of room for boat trailers, too....moreless

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

    Launch your boat at nearby Eagle Harbor in the state park. There are plenty of places to park your boat trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) with free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All standard linens (sheets, bath towels, etc.). ADDED PERK: GERNEROUS SUPPLY OF BEACH TOWELS....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag Neptune...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Has water, power, table and chairs, Hammock, double sink, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing kayak, fish cleaning sink, bench and coffee table on the dock....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks Fishing Kayak, and paddle boards provided along with paddles and life jackets....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We provide the propane...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 54 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Spring
Mar 12 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,295
Spring
Apr 29 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,995
Summer/Scallop Season
May 28 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,495
November
Oct 29 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$995
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,995
December
Nov 26 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$995
December Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
10 night min stay

$1,995
flat fee

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: 561-469-9520 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. 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: 1999

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 is 100% salt water. We love kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, skiing, and the clear skies at night. Our dog especially loves kayaking and whines endlessly if we launched without her. I eventually resettled in South Florida and my Amelia is now 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 St. 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
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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Photos

  • Purple arrow points to AMELIA.  Ba

    Purple arrow points to AMELIA. Ba

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

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

  • 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.

  • North side of home.

    North side of home.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Sunrise shot courtesy of a long-time guest.

    Sunrise shot courtesy of a long-time guest.

  • 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)

  • 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 - Monday, March 20, 2017

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