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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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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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Bay Front House with private dock
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

It Truly Is the Best Dock!

  • 5 of 5

Gene is the most awesome owner I have ever dealt with. He was so helpful and always eager to answer my questions. The house was perfect for our family, the kitchen was well stocked, and all necessities were readily available. The house was convenient to the store and the beach, and the location on the bay gave us the opportunity for fishing and observing an abundance of wildlife.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Dock house & carriage house were very clean with quality beds, & furniture.

  • 5 of 5

The Dock is perfect for viewing the birds and the sunset rivals a beach sunset with all the light changes. Having the convenience of the Trading Post & fish market across the street is a treat. The porch offers a nice view as well. We all had a great time. Gene is very Friendly and genuinely wants his guests to enjoy themselves

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad y'all had a good time; you were a delight to host. Hope to you come back to visit us again.
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Great location beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed fishing from the dock. Caught trout and redfish! Our kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, location and homeowner!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a perfect location on the peninsula. No issues with our 22'bay boat as long as we watched the tides. The house is better than advertised and Gene is awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House, location and owner are great!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to CSB several times and love staying on the bay side. Gene's house is our favorite so far! It is a great location (across the street from the Trading Post and Weber's Donut Shop, for those quick runs), but tucked away on the bay, so you wouldn't even know they were that close. The dock is fabulous and a great place to hang out in the evening, or even in the middle of the day, since it is covered. It is also shallow enough for the kids to kayak around by themselves and not worry about large boats coming through.

The house is laid out perfectly for families, or even a larger group. The main room is very spacious and the kitchen has everything you need (and more!) Also, you could rent the guest house, if you had a larger group (especially w/teens) because it is close and they would have their own space.

We all loved it, including our furpets. They love being able to go with us on vacation too. Gene is such a sweet man, and looked after everything we might need to make our trip perfect! We can't wait to go back! Thank you Gene!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please visit for the most current rates and availability.
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.