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DIRECT OCEANFRONT VILLA with ocean front pool....just steps to the sand and pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bd 2 1/2 Ba*DIRECT GULF FRONT*sleeps 6*w/pool shared by only 12 units

Welcome to our Gulf front townhome at the Cape Villas. Located just steps from the gulf front pool and a very private wide beach. This area is a place where the beach and nature collide to make a magical vacation spot. Certainly one to experience.....and one you will never forget.

Floor Plan: Ground Level-kitchen with new cabinetry and laundry closet; dining area, ½ bath and gulf front living room. The living room includes a sleeper sofa, large flat screen TV and Blu-Ray player and opens onto the nicely furnished, gulf front screened porch. 2nd Level-Bedroom 1 – queen bed, flat screen TV, balcony and a full bath with tub/shower combo; and Bedroom 2 – gulf front master bedroom with king bed, flat screen TV, full bath with tub/shower combo and a gulf front screened porch. with nice, sturdy furniture and a ceiling fan.

Lasinda McDaniel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Lasinda McDaniel

We are the McDaniel family from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. My husband grew up in Georgia and I grew up in Alabama. We vacationed with our families on the Gulf growing up. It has always been a dream of ours to own our own beach home on the panhandle of Florida. There quite simply is no other beach that compares. We visited the Cape San Blas area a few years ago and fell in love with the uncrowded beaches and abundant wildlife and natural beauty. We knew then that this is the place we would live someday. We are so thankful our three children will grow up making memories here at the beach. We are happy to share this place with you and your family.

Lasinda McDaniel purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Lasinda McDaniel chose Port St. Joe

We chose this beach home because of the beautiful quite area. And, we loved the idea of having a home located between the historic towns of Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola.

What makes this townhome unique

Our beach home is located directly on the Gulf.....beautiful views and uncrowded beaches...and a Gulf front pool shared by only twelve homes. Our home and beach are dog friendly :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Copied verbatim from our listing for this property at vrbo listing# 468253.

This condo is so clean and well furnished. Everything is so convenient and well selected for the beach. And the beach is just a few steps outside the screened porch. The owner even leaves a welcome basket with food for the first night, morning and snacks. My Shi Tzus loved looking out the porch and people and dog watching. They loved walking on the beach. I recommend this property for anyone who loves the beach. I plan to return next year.
May 2014
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Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private deck and bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gulf Front deck with private bath
  • Both Bedrooms have flat screen tvs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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DIRECT OCEANFRONT VILLA with ocean front pool....just steps to the sand and pool
average rating of 4.470588 based on 23 reviews

Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This had to be one of the loveliest spots in the area. The bayou was so neat... loved catching crabs and seeing the birds! The beach was beautiful and the home had everything you could possibly need for the stay there! We loved it so much, we didn't want to leave!!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love the bayou, too:) It is our favorite attribute of our little area of the the beach.
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Starkville , ms.

location location location

  • 4 of 5

absolutely stunning sunrises and sunsets at this perfect location on the gulf. hundreds of different kinds of seashells to be collected! crabs in the canal were fun to catch.only steps to the water. the townhouse was a little dated but we are not into fancy. oh and we caught whiting while shore fishing. would come here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Even though a hurricane postponed our vacation a day, we had a wonderful time! The owner was always keeping us up to date! Loved the view and easy access to the beach. The sunsets we beautiful each night. We even saw a bald eagle in the tree behind the condo! Went kayaking at Happy Ours with turtles surfacing around us. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Alabama

Old cover photo,more recent photos needed

  • 2 of 5

First let me preface this review:I've rented many times over the years on VRBO never lost a deposit or had any complaints from the owners,try to keep my expectations reasonable as photos can at times be old,the description needs updating.I choose based on location which sometimes can be hit or miss(kinda like buying on Amazon).the condo was a bit dated but clean with a few small yet noticeable exceptions(in all fairness I'm no clean freak but do maintain a two dog home with all white linens,bedding and towels so I do have a high standard)no detectable smell of previous doggies.Kitchen well stocked and clean(need new coffee maker ,it works just old with a rusty warming plate but other appliances newish),yes there are many beach chairs and an umbrella or 2.To get to the beach from back yard you'd have to maneuver down a fairly steep drop off 3ft to a small beach approx 20'x10',wade through bayou to get to the beach or walk out front door across parking lot then thru 2 neighboring homes' yards to cross a bridge,cross sand dunes.As for the beach white sand very densely compacted,not soft,vehicles often drive this stretch(they allow not just ATVs but trucks/cars like Daytona beach).The water isn't blue,more murkish brown due to the bayou.Restaurants or other outings are few.You can go horseback riding or cayaking,but little else.Its no PCB.If PCB is the Redneck riviera,then this must be the backwoods Daytona(yes I've been there and this beach is near comparison,flat and compacted, with less nearby to do).In summary,if you don't mind a challenging trek to get to the beach of a beach front condo and plan to mostly cook on vacation,don't mind the aforementioned then this is your place.The owners can't change the beach/bayou or the surrounding area,no blame on them their condo gets an B+A- rating,,location D+/maybe a C.Just want future renters to know what I didn't before I paid for rental.pros and they told me "the bayou constantly changes" but left out the finer details and no new photos when requested.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a bit unfair for this reviewer to rate our place 2-star when she considers it a "B+ or A-"(her words). It is like going to smalltown USA and expecting to be in NYC. We have a 5-star average review rating for a reason. We have guests who return annually. Our place is booked around 45 wks/ is very popular. It seems to me that this reviewer wasn't familiar with the “Forgotten Coast.” I would advise anyone before booking to do your homework on the area to which you will be traveling.The Cape San Blas/Indian Pass area is a beautifully natural and rural area.There are no high-rise condos, goofy golf, go-carts, theatres, etc. If that is the sort of place you are looking for..this is not the place for you.This area is uncrowded and quiet with beautiful unspoiled beaches and lots of wildlife. There are no concrete canals for storm drainage or beach grooming machines running all night. Nature simply does it’s thing. The area is quite special and unique. It truly is one of the only remaining “natural beaches” left on either coast of Florida. Here, you can still take your pets for walks on the beach and build a bonfire at night right on the beach. It is not comparable to Daytona. Only permitted vehicles are allowed on the beach. Very few have these permits. You may see 2 cars on the beach in a week. Compacted sand and "murky" water while this guest was there was because they arrived between Hurricanes Maria and Nate. There had been extremely tides, wind, and storm drainage. The beach is like any on the panhandle. There are several very good restaurants within 15 min. I always advise our future guests of the potential access conditions weeks before their arrival. Most often, the bayou does not affect beach access. When it does affect access, the walk to the beach via the bridge is 5 min..this is not a challenging walk. The conditions change within a matter of hours depending on rain, wind, and tides. It is nature after all. I truly care about our guests and do everything I can to assure their stay is a good one. I think this is evident in our previous reviews. I must say, I have never encountered a guest like this one. After attempting to get me to allow them to stay for free all week, they returned home and asked for money in exchange for a positive review. I will never buy a review. My suggestion is to compare all our recent reviews to this one.
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Rome, Georgia

Peaceful and just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. It was well stocked in the kitchen and with beach goodies like chairs and umbrellas. The bayou was the best part of our stay. We kayaked it one day and saw a small gator. A bald eagle landed by it the first morning. It was loaded with blue crabs, which we enjoyed catching and having for dinner! Although I thought the sofa looked uncomfortable, it proved me wrong. It was a really comfortable spot for a nap in the hot part of the afternoon. There were only 3 other condos occupied while we were there, and it was all adults and dogs, which we loved. Being a good 15 mins from town, and there not being much aside from restaurants there, meant that we spent most of our time on the beach and in the pool. Zero complaints though. It was the most relaxing time we've had on vacation. Plenty of spots to kayak, peace and quiet, and a great raw bar 1.4 miles away. So in summary, we were delighted with our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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vacation in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of my birthday May 11 I cant say enough

we will be back even stayed an extra day which my husband never does. We stayed on the beach more than any other beach we've been to which is vast. So peaceful and so serene. We had beautiful weather every day. found more shells than we have anywhere else. Even though the owners live so far away they were very helpful and have a great manager who is very hands on.She was great. planning several more trips soon .

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar

Our beach home is conveniently located between the historic towns of Port St. Joe to the West and Appalachacola to the East


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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