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Bay Front House with private dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Best of both worlds - private dock on the bay and beach access across the street

Welcome to Cape San Blas...a peninsula 30 miles east of Panama City and 15 miles south of Port St. Joe, Florida. BEST DOCK is a bay front estate located on the southern end of the Cape with gorgeous views of Port St. Joe Bay and Pig Island. Two houses are located on this property; both units share a private dock. This site allows you to explore the Main House @ Best Dock.

The Main House is a 3 BR/2 bath home that sleeps eight. As you browse this website, you'll notice this property sits on the bayside of Cape San Blas Road; the unit also has beach access across the road. Yep, the best of both worlds!

The Main House master suite has a king size bed and fantastic view of the bay; BR #2 has a queen bed and one set of bunk beds; BR #3 has one queen bed. There are two full bathrooms. A fully equipped kitchen sits adjacent to the open living area. Living room and all bedrooms have televisions with cable. WIFI is available on site. This unit is non-smoking, pet-accommodating, and family friendly.

"Best Dock"...really? Most docks at the Cape are located at the end of a 100'-200' pier. The dock at this property is just 50 feet from the edge of the yard. Plus, the water is deep enough to support a fishing or pontoon boat. Tides at the Cape are extreme -- pay attention and be cautious when boating, fishing, and scalloping. The large back yard is suitable for volleyball, sunning, and picnics. A public boat launch is available at Eagle Harbor State Park, just north of Best Dock.

Cape San Blas runs North-South providing beautiful sunrises over the bay and sunsets over the Gulf all year long. The area is family friendly and beaches are rarely crowded. Cape San Blas has been rated the #1 beach in America and is pet friendly. The Cape is 15 minutes to Port St. Joe and 30 minutes to Apalachicola or Mexico Beach for your shopping and dining pleasure. The Trading Post, a locally owned grocery store, is directly across the street and has a variety of items to meet immediate needs.

If you want the best of both worlds and a vacation to remember, book your stay with BEST DOCK!

More Details

Property Manager
Gene Carr
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Gene Carr

I currently call Birmingham, Alabama home, but I'm a native of the Florida panhandle. I grew up fishing in the Gulf and that's still my passion today. I found Cape San Blas by accident and haven't looked back once. I enjoy tinkering on my boats, my houses, and miscellaneous projects my neighbors get me involved in. I love God, my family, and Alabama football.

I hope you find the Cape as wonderful, relaxing, and fun as I do.

Gene Carr purchased this house in 2010


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Got sand? You can wash off before coming in!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 2nd floor room with view of the Bay
    Guest Room #2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Guest Room #3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are simply decorated and have new bed linens
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Bay Front House with private dock
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Peace and serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Even though Mother nature threw us a curve ball, we enjoyed every moment of our stay at The Best Dock. The property was clean and spacious and the location was wonderful. The property offers the best of both worlds, being on the bay and only a very short walk from the beautiful pet friendly beach. Gene the owner was a wonderful host, he was always available to answer questions and even worked diligently to help us get the dvd player hooked up. Gene was so very accommodating and even helped us catch some fish! Even though the weather was not ideal, we immensely enjoyed ourselves and the wonderful family time. I would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be back! Thank you Gene Carr for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to Cape San Blas area in the past 14 months. Since we have a kayak, we really wanted a bay side house. It was super easy to launch off the shore and we'd go out anytime we wanted. The big hit with my husband was the dock. He caught bait at the dock, caught fish at the dock, and generally snuck out and fished whenever he could. I loved looking at the shore birds and the jumping fish while out on the dock. For me, the house was comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed for our stay. And the beach was a quick trip across the street every morning to walk the dog. We will be coming back. Thanks so much Gene!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at Best Dock in Cape San Blas. This was our first time to the cape and we have fallen completely in love with this house and the area. This was exactly what we were looking for and the house is accurately represented online. The owner, Gene, was very helpful and always available to answer questions. This house fit our family of four perfectly. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was equipped with everything we ever needed. Many hours were spent in the bay behind the house, more so than on the beach. My husband I got up every morning and launched our kayaks from the back yard as the sun came up.....heaven! We all want to return to Best Dock next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home on the bay at Cape San Blas! The house was neat and comfortable, the kitchen was awesome, the views of the bay were gorgeous and his dock really is the best on the bay for fishing, boating, kayaking or paddle boarding. The house was very clean and everything looked brand new. This home has a really large yard so it is great for families who need room to park a boat or several vehicles. It is very private and quiet on the bay side of the Cape. I hope to stay at this lovely home again soon. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to host you. ..hope to see you again!
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Comfortable and Accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Owner was easy to work with and eager to ensure we had a good vacation. Location was perfect...convenient access to the bay, the beach, and the Trading Post. Home had all the necessities. Beds were comfortable and clean. The newly completed dock was excellent for fishing (caught a nice Redfish off the dock on my first morning) and enjoying the beauty of Pig Island. We would consider renting this pet-friendly property again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was enjoyable. Hope to see you again!
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Great Family Place

  • 5 of 5

Spent spring break at Best Dock and can't wait to go back. House is perfect for families. Living space is gracious and comfortable, kitchen has everything you need, views of Bay cannot be beat. Bring bikes! State Park an easy ride up the Cape, lots to see along the way.

Fishing off the dock fun for boys, shelling on the beach kept the girls busy. Truly best of.both worlds!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Cape San Blas is a peninsula 30 miles east of Panama City and 15 miles south of Port St. Joe, Florida.


Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Note: Cape San Blas is located in EASTERN TIME ZONE.
Check-in is Saturday @ 4 PM (EST)
Check-out is Saturday @ 11 AM (EST)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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