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Gulf Front "Cape Ann" near State Park - Rents Sun. to Sun. - Owner Managed

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

It has been a joy to be an owner of Cape Ann since 2002 and offer it as a Vacation Rental. Co-owners live in the area and are easy to contact. For accurate Availability, please Enter only Sunday to Sunday requests. Calendar is up to date.

The cape is an area I love. We lack crowds, traffic, mega-resorts, shopping malls, glitzy nightlife, but - have breathing room and easy access to water and wildlife. It is a nature-lovers dream. Hiking and biking trails in the coastal forest state park plus along Cape San Blas Road are nearby. Bike and kayak rentals are available.

Cape Ann sits low in the landscape blending with the surrounding environment. It is within the Secluded Dunes gated community, adjacent to the 2,500 acre St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - which offers 10 miles of undeveloped coast and 35 foot high sand dunes (our skyscrapers). Secluded Dunes borders the state park designated wilderness preserve where a variety of animals and birds share the space.

Much of the charm of Cape Ann is - not too fancy, too upscale, too perfect - just presenting a calm, comfortable, 'welcome to the beach' essence.

The west side of the property opens to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico displaying a gorgeous white- sand beach and sparkling emerald water. Giant loggerhead turtles annually select the cape for nesting. Most days you will see dolphins playing off shore and pelicans, sandpipers, and sea gulls sharing the neighborhood. At twilight this is the perfect spot to marvel at the sun dropping silently in the gulf. Following sunset, a beautiful night sky awaits. Many nights shrimp boats may be seen working off shore.

The gulf side of Cape Ann features a spacious screened porch. A covered porch runs across the front with a piney woods view. This is my favorite spot for that first cup of coffee. Deer enjoy munching on the lush vegetation which includes beach scrub, live oaks and sabal palms.

Cape Ann is a great choice for families who value serenity and natural beauty. It is convenient (ALL ON ONE LEVEL) and inviting with simplicity and ease.

When the time is right for a quiet retreat with the sand, sea and sky, you have found the place!

Cape Ann is SMOKEFREE, NO PETS ALLOWED and has an Age Restriction. No reservations accepted for vacationing students or singles under age 25 unless accompanied by adult, legal guardian or parent during entire stay. Chaperoned groups not accepted. Restrictions apply regarding number of people a parent or legal guardian may accompany.

Please note that we limit the total number of occupants to 8.

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Our home is on a Sun. to Sun. schedule. If you need a Sat. to Sat. rental, we recommend "Cape Refreshment" VRBO #250217 and "Good Fortune" VRBO#587621 on the cape or our home at Carillon Beach VRBO#33566.

Keywords: home, house, beach home, beach cottage, gulf front, beach front, water front, Home vacation rentals, vacation rental, Sunday to Sunday rental

More Details

Joyce Miller
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Joyce Miller

Owners are sisters who had rented vacation homes in the area several years. It was always fun getting together at a beach house.

Joyce Miller purchased this house in 2002

Why Joyce Miller chose Port St. Joe

The Secluded Dunes section of cape offers what we love - privacy, seclusion, natural beauty and quiet space. The name Cape Ann is in memory of our mom and happy times with her at the cape.

What makes this house unique

This home was designed with comfort in mind. One flight of stairs up from the carport and then everything is on one level. Bedrooms are separated nicely for privacy. Two bedrooms have own bath, two other bedrooms share Jack and Jill style bath. Kitchen is quite large with pantry storage. There is a pleasing piney woods view from window above sink.

Screened gulf side porch has beautiful view of beach and gorgeous sand dune with wind-swept vegetation.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. > 60 Days before arrival full refund less $100 Cancel Fee. Within 60 Days - No Refund unless we can RE-Book @ same rate, less $100 Cancel Fee.
  • 2. Rental Agmt: must sign emailed customized Rental Agreement to Confirm booking. It governs rental & overrides anything found on this listing site.
  • 3. NO HOUSE PARTIES: No unchaperoned groups of HS or college students. Guest who signs lease must stay in our home during entirety of lease.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa - Twin size (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
KitchenAid Built-in ice maker (not associated with refrigerator)


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Gulf Front "Cape Ann" near State Park - Rents Sun. to Sun. - Owner Managed
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

A Wonderful Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Cape Ann and we plan to return again. If you enjoy getting away to a nice quiet beach then this is the place for you. Cape Ann is located in a gated community and in walking distance to St. Joe's State Park. The large screened in beach side porch was our favorite place to eat meals and to watch sunsets. The white, sandy beach offer a great place to walk and watch dolphins swimming in the clear water. The house is tastefully decorated and well equipped with all the comforts of home. Best of all, the owners, Joyce and Martha, are a pleasure to work with! Thank you for sharing your lovely beach home.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Pittsburg

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house! We liked that everything was on one level, an expansive back screened in porch and easy access to the beach. We had great views of the sun setting and we had the the beach almost all to ourselves. It was great. We fished and kayaked from the beach & also took the short drive over to St Joseph Bay State Park area to put our kayaks in the water on the bay side of the Peninsula.

The owners were easy to work with and accommodating. Everything you need for a great vacation is here.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year to Cape Ann and we had the opportunity to stay for 2 weeks this year! We truly understand when Martha calls it "Escape to the Cape." The house is absolutely perfect for a relaxing vacation. The beaches are the best. There is plenty to do if you want. We went deep sea fishing this year. Can't wait to go back and we already reserved 2 weeks for next summer! 3 of the best vacations we ever had. Martha and Joyce are great to rent from!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Week

  • 5 of 5

Cape Ann is an amazing beach home with gorgeous ocean views!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, Ohio

We Love Cape Ann!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the Cape Ann beach home. We always have a fabulous time while staying there with our family. It is located in Cape San Blas, directly on the Gulf. Whether your looking for a private setting or just love the beach, you will find your vacation to Cape Ann to be a rewarding experience. We love watching the sunset while sitting on the screened-in back porch. It's a relaxing and an amazing place to visit.

Highly Recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay on the cape. Hardly anyone else on the beach and this was Memorial Day week!. We love the seclusion and amenities that this lovely house provides and will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit Clean $230 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

You may contact me direct and pay by check. Our home rents on Sunday to Sunday schedule. Short stays and variations considered within 7 days of arrival. Cancellations received prior to 60 days before arrival will incur $100 Handling Fee but remaining amount paid will be refunded.

Age Restrictions, No Pets, No Smoking policies are firm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.