About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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 I am confident 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved our time at Cape Ann
We've visited Cape San Blas many times over the years but this was our first stay in Cape Ann and we were impressed. The location is perfect! Being in Secluded Dunes and near the state park can't be beat. It's quiet, private, and peaceful yet still close enough for a quick trip to The Trading Post or Scallop Cove if you need something. We visited for spring break and had a very relaxing week. The sunsets from the beach here were just spectacular with no one around. At times we felt like we were on our own private island. The home is well stocked with everything you need. We liked the fact that it's one floor yet it's spacious and lives large. We never felt on top of each other. The screened porch overlooking the beach is just heaven. Many homes have decks facing the ocean but they're not always covered or screened and are too sunny and buggy to enjoy. The home is very clean and comfortable with owners close by and very responsive answering any questions we had prior to our arrival. Sunday to Sunday rental is an added bonus as you miss all the traffic. We typically always rent a different home when we come to the cape but we will be back to stay at Cape Ann.
A Wonderful Beach Getaway!
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.
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.
Little slice of heaven!
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!
We Love Cape Ann!
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.
Perfect Vacation Week
Cape Ann is an amazing beach home with gorgeous ocean views!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.