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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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


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Waterfront, Bayfront Extraordinary Beautiful Private Home with 500ft Dock
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

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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Childersburt, AL

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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Beautiful home with incredible view and access to the bay.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was great to work with and went out of the way to make sure we had what we needed. We kayaked from the house to Eagle Harbor, fished from the pier and spent time at the beach (across street and short walk through dunes). We will rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing cape escape you were wonderful guest and look forward to hearing from you in the future We are located right on bay with no marshland which makes it so easy to kayak and the beach across the street Gives you the best of both worlds Am so glad you a great time And thank you again for taking your time to let us know!
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Sparta ,Ga

Fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic fishing trip. The location is perfect! . The inside was beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and amazing. This home is very comfortable, inviting, and relaxing. It is wonderful to see the ocean/bay from the living areas. All in all, this was a great experience for us and I would presume it would also be for most people. We highly recommend the home and the owner is very friendly, helpful, and cooperative so that makes the stay even more comfortable. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the outstanding review so glad you all had a wonderful time Look forward to your return in the future Warmest Regards Frieda
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Perfect location, Comfortable Home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

What a sandwich! Meaning this home is sandwiched b/t the beautiful Gulf (across the street) and the crystal clear bay (outside back door)! Doesn't get better! And the owner was one of the most hospitable and gracious hosts we've encountered in our rental history. House is laid out so that every room is private and bathrooms for all! Mattresses were very comfortable and most importantly the sheets were super soft & cool (I'm a sheet snob)! We so enjoyed the 500' long deck both for fishing and bird watching. Eagle flew 50' over my head while standing on back deck. Butterflies were migrating/mating on blooming bushes next to the dock. What an incredible opportunity to witness this influx of Monarchs, Gulf Frittilaries and Longtail Skippers before they made their trek across the Gulf. We went kayak fishing and even caught Red Fish for our anniversary dinner. Bay is so shallow & clear that you always feel safe! Kitchen has everything (only recommendation would be for owner to upgrade the knives (dull) and maybe get a new peeler)! Other than that it was a home we would definitely return to! Can't ask for a kinder more welcoming host than Frieda!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the outstanding review and thank you for choosing cape escape to spend your anniversary! Our family feels the same wayIt is truly a piece of paradise We look forward to hearing from you in the future Warmest Regards, Frieda (Tink) Warren
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Atlanta, GA

Cape Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Tink, the owner was very easy to communicate with. We loved the house and the view. Would definitely recommend you visit Cape Escape! Dog friendly, too! Cape San Blas offered fishing, nature and relaxing...all of which we did.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the outstanding review so glad you had such a wonderful time. Look forward to hearing from you in the future Best Regards, Tink
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.