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Waterfront, Bayfront Extraordinary Beautiful Private Home with 500ft Dock

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)open floor plan and glass to see bay

Beautiful, waterfront, spacious home with electric fireplace, high ceilings, open floor plan, lots of windows, covered porch, large deck with lounging furniture, umbrellas and lots of eating areas to enjoy the gorgeous view and wildlife in their natural setting.

Large screen TV with cable

Two kayaks for your use

You will love how light and bright the house is. Its tasteful decor creates a wonderful feel of the area. Down the stairs from the deck is a fresh water shower area and just a few feet away is the dock which also includes fresh water. Our bay front home has no sawgrass so you can pull kayak to water and take off

We have wifi

Keywords: Private home, waterfront, Bayfront, Gulf access, 4 bedroom, open floor plan children and pet friendly

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I are both from Panama City. I'm a retired RN and my husband is retired from Gulf Power. Growing up we both vacationed in this area and our children also learned all about boating and water activities in St Joe bay and the Gulf. Our house (Cape Escape) is where our family including grandchildren and grandpets (labs) meet to relax, visit and enjoy this beautiful place together.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Port St. Joe

We have traveled many places but we always come home and say we truly live in paradise. The property was bought and we moved into the house in 2001. We also have a home in Panama City along with rental homes. Last year was the 1st year we ever rented our Cape home. They were suveyors and needed a place for a few months. They loved it so much we decided to share paradise with others.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful waterfront spacious home on St Joe bay with lots of windows and large deck to enjoy spectacular sunrises or walk down our lane and enjoy the white, sandyf gulf beach. Be sure to catch the gorgeous sunsets.

Moor your boat in front of the house or tie it to the boat slip on the 500 foot dock. Boating, fishing, shelling and numerous water activities await you. Not only bay fishing but Gulf fishing is just moments away. Guides are availible. There is shopping and local resturants near by or enjoy eating your own catch of the day.

We have perserved our property in its natural setting. We have abundant wildlife and fish in the pond. There are numerous species of birds and the deck feeders atract many.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath off master bedroom other bedrooms have their own large vanities shower and toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 king , 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , All living area on same level except twin bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bedrooms 2 king 1 queen I 2 twin beds
  • King size beds (2),Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Large couch sleeps two
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of touristic in scenic area Lot of historic sites if old Florida Beautiful historic homes in nearby town lots of shops with unique items


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Waterfront, Bayfront Extraordinary Beautiful Private Home with 500ft Dock
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful spot in a great and very private location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our week at Ms. Frieda's home and our dogs had an amazing week relaxing on the huge sunny deck overlooking the gorgeous bay. The house is well set up, anytime we can have a king sized bed is a huge plus and Ms. Frieda replied instantly to any question or issue that came up over the week we stayed in her home. The lot is very private and the location is perfect, there's a walking path to the beach almost directly across the road or easier access just down the road via another public access with walkways and restrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review so glad your family enjoyed our home I appreciate the time you took to write the review We love hearing people enjoy our home as much as we do!
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Beautiful Home On the Bay

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed home. Clean and Comfy. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful deck overlooking the bay-loved taking the kayaks out. Had such a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review am glad your family enjoyed it as much as we do Hope to see you in the future Warmest Regards Frieda Tink Warren
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Too many snakes

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, dated, needs new water faucet in kitchen. Its a bit unorganized kitchen utensils scattered from kitchen to laundry all way to bathroom closets. Lots of overgrown trees and brush up close to home making it difficult to see where you walk and each day we feared getting snake bit. Had water moccasin under house and saw at least one and sometimes two per day in driveway. Love the Cape and home is nice just needs more living room seating so the whole family can spread out and relax after a day of fishing and other activities. Maybe add some citronilla torches on back deck the mosquitos, deer and horse flies were aggravating. Beautiful view of bay, nice long dock out in bay but also needs some railing along at least one side for elderly guests and children. Oven/ stove needs replaced it was dirty and broil didn't work well. Would stay again with some changes though. Need more cookware and maybe blender and tea pitcher for those families like mine that cook and eat in. Had a good stay though. We live in the mountains and are familiar with wildlife but the snake situation needs some attention.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the storm unwanted creatures were all over the cape our house stays rented back to back so upgrades have to be done in summer when family using I had just had yard service right before the bad weather Blender was in pantry and pitchers Kitchen is being redone this summer Although we have never had a complaint In all the years we have owned the house we have never seen a snake We have never had anything but 5 star ratings so sorry y'all had some issues Most of the comments we get is how beautiful the house and view of bay And the kayaks a big plus
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Cape San Blas on the Bay is the way to go!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay on the bay side of the Cape. This was our first visit to the area and first time staying on the bay. We rented a large pontoon boat for a few days and kept the boat at our dock. I would highly recommend it. We saw a lot of dolphins and stingrays in the bay. We enjoyed the large deck for meals, the two kayaks for morning excursions and a visit to Port St Joe. Remember to check out restaurant hours, most close early and on Sundays or Mondays, we cooked in a lot. Little Weber's donuts are a must, get there early, they run out before 9:30. The house is older, but the layout was perfect for our two families. We will return to the Cape!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review so glad you enjoyed your vacation!!!! We built our house about 15 years ago and feel so fortunate to have no marshland and only 50 feet from our bay front and dock We updated the deck last year Painted inside and plan more projects this year Our house stays rented continuously So this year we set aside family time this summer to get more projects completed Thank you again for the great review and for taking your time out to write it! We enjoyed having your family Please come again Warmgest Regards
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Escaped to the Bay

  • 4 of 5

This is the first time we've stayed on the bay side of Cape San Blas and I'm glad we did. The location was perfect, the lot beautiful. I enjoyed hearing and seeing the mockingbirds every day. The shore birds are always a delight but it was a thrill to see a bald eagle flying by early in the morning or late in the afternoon. My husband and I enjoyed the use of the kayaks and took them out every day we were there. Putting them in was easy just as Mrs. Warren said it would be. We caught several trout and enjoyed them for dinner one night. What I enjoyed most were all the butterflies! I walked the paths off the drive and saw Monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Sulfphurs and many others. Didn't see dove until Saturday afternoon when two joined me on the deck like we were old friends. We fished off the pier a few times and enjoyed the view from there. There are a few boards that need to be replaced and Mrs. Warren said they planned on doing that soon. There are a few things inside the house that need attention but Mrs. Warren mentioned that they have plans to do some of that work soon. One of those is the kitchen. We do wish there had been more counter and cabinet space. We had to leave our groceries out on the counter and it didn't leave much room for prepping food. The beds were comfy and the best thing about the master BR is when the blinds are pulled up you can lie in bed and see the stars!I We love the outdoors and this place did not disappoint. The view of the bay is amazing. The natural landscaping was lovely. Mrs. Warren is the nicest owner I have had the pleasure to do business with. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property with tons of wildlife opportunities. Loved the dock!

  • 5 of 5

We found the rental property on very short notice after hurricane Nate cancelled our other plans. The owners were very helpful and accommodating on such short notice. The property feels very secluded and is set a hundred or so yards back from the main road. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from the back porch and dock. In just five days we saw crabs, frogs, turtles, rays, a shark, fish, an owl, woodpeckers, and two bald eagles who apparently have a nest nearby.

The only downside is that the beach is about a 15 min walk including the length of the driveway, a brief walk down the sidewalk along the main road to a public access sand-trail walkway through the dunes. This proved difficult at times with multiple little ones. One very easy solution would be to drive down to the state park and pay a small fee ($6 per car per day) and visit the BEAUTIFUL beach there. We'll be doing this next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review we were so glad we had the dates open you needed We are so glad also that you had such a great time and look forward to your return! Cape escape is truly paradise
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Car: recommended

Cape escape house is 800 ft from cape san blas road very quiet and secluded but this area is very close to Towns for shopping dining and sight seeing

Fishing in bay and gulf are fantastic

Beach is right across the street we have walking and bike paths grocery and bait stores shops and ice cream and donut shops small restaurants right on the cape horseback riding on the beach

We provide two kayaks and there is a

Place to rent bikes state park only 1 mile to launch your boat then tie to our dock or mooring

Dock has a cart to load your boat dock also has water

Cape escape is truly a paradise getaway

Charter fishing available also

So many amenities

Many old Florida historically sites to see also


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100

Please contact owner for Holiday Rates and Special Discounts!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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