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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:
March 11, 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

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SANDY PAWS - Pet Friendly, 7mins Walk from Beach. Fenced Yard.
average rating of 4.75 based on 60 reviews
Spring Lake, MI

Relaxing and warm February 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Sandy Paws! It is so very pet friendly and clean! The pups lost a few pounds with all their exercise and up and down the stairs but that is a good thing! The bikes were great and we used them every day. Beach is close for walking and great sunsets and we saw dolphins on several occasions from the beach. The house has everything you could ask for, nice linens, privacy, and bathrooms and showers are very nice. Cable TV and Netflix is good, thanks! We also appreciated the outside shower for beach sand. We saw deer and birds and watched the jets overhead from the Airforce base. The Trading Post and Scallop Cove and beach shop are about 3 miles and have most everything you could need. The shrimp and scallops at Cone Heads were delicious--some of the best we had during the whole month and they are walking distance. In Port St. Joe we liked Provisions best for a nice dinner. Great Place! Hoping to go back! Thanks Murray and Emma!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug and Pam for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay and resulted in slimmer pups! Hope to accommodate you again in the future.
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Columbia city, ndiana

Sandy paws

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself and our large dog stayed for a month. It was wonderful! Very relaxing. The house is beautiful and has anything you may need. The neighbors are friendly and of course the beach is pristine.

Murray and Emma are very nice and accommodating. Will be back next year

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your review, hopefully next year you’ll get better weather too.
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Indiana, USA

The house was clean and well equipped. The secure fenced in yard was wonderful for the dogs.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. The golf cart was so nice to use to get to the beach! We also walked a couple times since it was so close. My teenage boys enjoyed the game room. My dogs loved the house and beach. The owners were very nice and helpful. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Tanja, we appreciate you taking time to do so and are so glad the house was to your liking.
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Great pet friendly home

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Fenced in yard was perfect for our two big dogs. House very dog friendly as well

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 out of 5 stars best cape vacation yet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation, wonderful weather, wonderful hosts. The house and amenities were perfect for our visit to the cape this year. Communication with the owners was simple and prompt. Would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Josh for your review and so glad it met your needs. The Cape is a great place to be, so we hope to accommodate you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing!! We will definitely be back. Even the dogs had a great time! Thank you so much Murray and Emma!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • 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
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.