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SANDY PAWS - Pet Friendly, 7mins Walk from Beach. Fenced Yard.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 max)

large pet friendly (no restrictions on number or size of pets, and no pet fee) house with fenced yard, all dogs welcome. 7minutes walk to pet friendly beach, bathrooms on 3 levels, large deck, great sunrises with early morning coffee and sunsets with cocktails. state park within 1000 feet for walking, hiking etc.

This property is next door to VRBO# 1185951 with an adjoining walkway which allows both properties to be both private and self contained.

For larger families and groups wanting more space, the 2 properties together have a total of 6 bedrooms (7 by request) and 5 bathrooms, and with the walkway opened up allows free flow between the 2 properties.

Now the bad stuff: This is strictly a non-smoking property, if evidence is found to the contrary, then unfortunately this was your last visit.

Keywords: pet friendly, beach, bay, state park, 4bed, fenced yard, quiet

all of our properties are pet friendly with no pet fees, their #'s are: 382844, 481068, 770771, 844069, 1185951.

We do insist upon the VRBO insurance option as opposed to the refundable deposit, as it's a cleaner process and guests are not out $1500 until any damage issue is resolved.

More Details

Murray & Emma
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Murray & Emma

We own an all natural pet food store/boutique in Tallahassee, have 3 dogs that always share this house with us, and support pet adoption causes.Emma is a volunteer at Tallahassee animal service center.

Murray & Emma purchased this house in 2010

Why Murray & Emma chose Port St. Joe

the most pet friendly beach in Florida, beautiful unspoilt beaches, quiet location.

We bought this place to enjoy ourselves, spent a year renovating it to be comfortable and inviting. We want to share this wonderful place with other appreciating pet owners.

What makes this house unique

taking the dogs for an early morning romp on the beach, sipping cocktails whilst watching the fabulous sunsets.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
wet bar on ground level


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(66 traveler reviews)

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SANDY PAWS - Pet Friendly, 7mins Walk from Beach. Fenced Yard.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Paws was once again perfect for our family vacation. The home is well-stocked with all the items needed for a carefree time on the beach. We loved unwinding on the balcony or in the game room each evening, and using the golf cart made the short distance to the beautiful beach effortless. The beach itself is gorgeous and so peaceful! This is a fantastic pet-friendly home, which our two doodles loved, and we enjoyed every minute of our second stay at this property! We were fortunate to meet the owners, Murray and Emma. You could not ask for a better experience than working with them. Thank you for sharing your home and beach with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sam for your great review, we too enjoyed meeting you and your family and really appreciate you choosing Sandy Paws for the 2nd time.
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Large and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Port St. Joe beach at Sandy Paws. We were so happy that our furry family member got to join us too. Murray answered all my questions in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

Quiet Family Getaway

  • 3 of 5

This house was a great spot on the Cape with room enough for our whole family. The gulf beach access was extremely close, especially by golf cart. We had trouble finding close bay access and, therefore, were not able to enjoy the bay amenities. The second night we were there, the ceiling in the bottom two bedrooms began to leak because of the rain, as did the main floor sliding door directly above the two rooms. We called Murray and were granted access to the 2nd bedroom on the 3rd floor. Unfortunately, due to health concerns we were only able to use them for one night. The laundry area floor also mysteriously filled with water twice during this time. Overall, this place has plenty of room if you need it for a large family. Murray indicated that they were working on fixing the ceilings and thought that they had fixed the problems previously. We loved the big yard for our dogs and the golf cart. We just hate that the trip was dampened by a leaky ceiling and being that it rained each night this week except Monday, this was a constant concern. In addition to this, the WiFi stopped working the night before we left, which was a huge issue considering we didn’t have signal otherwise on the Cape.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry the weather proved to be less than pleasant during your stay - we can only hope that the sun plays ball. The rain leaking issue was thought to be remedied before as I mentioned, but we have since made some more in roads to preventing this from reoccurring. I can only guess that with the other mysterious water intrusion, that perhaps doors were inadvertently left open in those areas. The WiFi not working on your last night was due to the storm, it knocked out the entire area, but I must add that due to the cape having spotty cell coverage, the house land line is always available for guest use.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our family vacation. 5 adults, one 7 year old, our 11 mo old and 4 dogs! We rented the larger side of the home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The 3 floors were great to allow for some separation, and the main floor and basement area were able to be closed off by a door. This was great to keep dogs separate. We had everything we needed! Kitchen supplies, kayaks, a couple beach chairs, golf cart, dog bowls/towels/toys/beds...and the porch is great! You can even hear waves at night! There’s an outdoor shower and water hose available. The washer and dryer are huge and fabulous! The beds were very comfortable! There is one bathtub, and the showers are very nice! The sandy yard area was great for the dogs and sand spur/devil head free! My husband and I walked our baby and dogs to beach every morning. It’s less than a 2 block walk. Cone heads restaurant is less than half a mile and also has an ice cream shop and gift shop on property. You can walk or take golf cart. There is a curb store within 2 miles and at this location there is an ice cream shop and fresh made donut stand. The bay is on the other side, but this time of year my husband said it was too hot and shallow for fishing from the shore. The state park is down the street from the home, but we never made it there to check it out, as we didn’t feel the need to leave the home or the beach area! However, do make sure to check out Indian Pass Raw bar for oysters!!! And “in town” Krazyfish restaurant was great, too! Krazyfish is dog friendly, too!

We had a great time. Thanks so much for being a truly dog friendly home and for all the accommodations!!

My only suggestion would be additional shower towels, as there were only 8 towels available. But again, there is a washer and dryer and laundry detergent was available.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristi for your great review and your suggestions for local businesses - that’s great for guests new to the area. So happy everything was to yours, your pets and your families satisfaction.
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So perfect for our big family and friends who stayed next door in Sunny Paws☀️ Spacious and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Very thankful for our time. Loved how close it was to the beach and state park. Very functional for a large family. Would DEFINITELY go back- loved how laid back that part of the cape was- super chill.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Iris for your kind review, glad the connection worked out as planned.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here and would recommend this house to anyone looking for a lovely beach house on a lovely beach.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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state park, lighthouse


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Insurance $59

winter rates are $85 per night for stays of 28 days or more plus applicable fees.

Early in 2016, VRBO introduced a service fee which ranges from 4-9% ... this is a VRBO fee and has nothing to do with us and to be honest is simply a money maker for them. Any feedback regarding this fee should be directed to VRBO.

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.