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Cape Ann - Gulf Front - 1 Level - Boardwalk - in Secluded Dunes near state park

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 easily available. For personal assistance, please Click the "Email Owner" button with questions as well as make reservation and pay. Calendar is up to date. Please visit our Facebook link toward bottom of page for more info.

The cape is an area I love. We lack crowds, mega-resorts, 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. A general store rents bikes and kayaks in addition to selling food, drinks and ice.

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, an amazing stargazing opportunity 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.

Cape Ann has fresh paint - inside and outside, new flat screen TV's, new light fixtures among other things. 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 for Peak Season. 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

More Details

Joyce Miller
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

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 Florida Main North West

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 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)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Cape Ann - Gulf Front - 1 Level - Boardwalk - in Secluded Dunes near state park
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
United States

Great location, comfortable well equipped unit.

  • 5 of 5

We had three adults and three kids, there was plenty of room for everyone. The beach was beautiful and was a short walk from the house. It was close to the state park and we could walk to the park where we could access the bay as well as the ocean. Faces west for great sunset views. We would stay at the unit again if it was available when we planned our vacation.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morganton, NC

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Clean and very accommodating owners

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What a great home away from home! The house was exactly what we were looking for when we considered a "Old School Florida" escape. Clean, comfortable and Location, Location, Location. Great customer service, owner reached out twice to ensure we had everything we needed. We did! Thank you very much for sharing your home with my family!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful property right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 wonderful days at Cape Ann and we will definitely be back one day. Everything we needed was supplied, other than food and personal hygiene items. The house was in wonderful condition and the proximity to the beach and gulf was perfect. There was no need to drive anywhere, everything you want to do is footsteps from the back patio. The Cape San Blas is a quiet community and perfect for families. I highly recommend staying here and will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st time on Panhandle

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st time on the Panhandle and we spent a month at Cape Ann. The location is great for hiking the nearby St Joe Peninsula State Park as well as biking the park roads and nearby bike trail. It's off the beaten path so come prepared or plan 30-45 minute drive to Port St. Joe or Apalachicola, both worthwhile communities to visit! The rental was spacious and comfortable. It felt like home after awhile and access to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach was outstanding!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed an amazing month at Cape Ann. This beautiful home was clean, inviting and perfect. Everything you could want or need was provided. Attention to detail made our stay worry free. A short distance down your private boardwalk brings you to a gorgeous beach, ever-changing gulf, abundant shells and wildlife. There is an open sun porch to catch some sun and an enclosed one where we watched awesome sunsets. The house has every amenity you could want. We have vacationed at the Cape for over 20 years and we have finally found the ideal home and experience. We look forward to many return visits.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 1
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 18 2018 - Apr 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Clean $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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 45 days before arrival will incur $75 Handling Fee but remaining amount paid will be refunded.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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