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Pet friendly, 2 bed, 2 bath home, 2 minutes walk from the beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 King, 1 queen bed, 2 bathroom close to beach, no roads to cross

1 King, 1 queen bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, screened in porch, outdoor shower.

All linens supplied, all kitchen utensils, WiFi, cable TV, phone. Walkway from house to beach, no roads to cross, fenced in yard. Maximum 4 people for comfort.

No additional linens or pull out available.

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.

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

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
Speaks: english, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Murray & Emma

we owned an all natural pet food store/boutique in Tallahassee, have 3 dogs that always share this house with us, and support pet adoption causes.

Murray & Emma purchased this house in 2013

Why Murray & Emma chose Florida Main North West

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

We bought a place - sandy paws - to enjoy ourselves, spent a year renovating it to be comfortable and inviting. However it turned out that it was rented out so much to pet lovers that we couldn't find time to use it ourselves.

So when this smaller place became available we decided to buy it for ourselves and only periodically rent it to pet lovers. 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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Pet friendly, 2 bed, 2 bath home, 2 minutes walk from the beach.
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful, private, and perfect for families and dogs!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at this property 3 times. We love the Cape and the house is perfect for our family of four and our dog. It is very private and the fenced in yard is perfect for our dog. It's nice to be somewhere where you can bring your dog worry free. The house is always clean when we arrive and has everything we need for our stay. The property owners are also very friendly and have always gotten back to us promptly. This is our families favorite place to go and we will continue coming back for our yearly family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for your comments, we really appreciate guests taking the time to let us know if everything is right or if we need to improve.
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Beautiful home close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Salty Paws! The owners thought of everything to make us feel right at home. Our two Goldens LOVED playing in the large yard and relaxing on the screen porch. We will definitely visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for two couples and our dogs. We loved the quick and easy boardwalk aceess to the beach, the screened porch, and the fenced yard for our dogs! Plenty of parking and a nice outdoor shower. Beds were very comfortable and the sliding glass doors from our rooms a nice perk. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine for your review, we always cross our fingers hoping guests enjoy what we offer.
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Best Beach Vaca EVER

  • 5 of 5

The house was so perfect and cleaner than my own house. Having owners that allow dogs I was a little worried but this was spick and span.

We had the best time on the beach and the screened in porch. Could not recommend this any higher, just the best.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen, you were the best guest we had there that week! 😀
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Great dog friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

The home is great, comfortable and having a fenced yard gave us the ability to let the dogs safely play (supervised always!). The beach is a short walk on the boardwalk. Great location near the state park, and we used the bikes to explore the park.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy for your comments, so glad your short stay was enjoyable.
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Salty Paws and it won't be our last! Our weather this trip was not nearly as nice as our first... rainy/stormy for 4 of the days--though none were a 100% washout, we made it to the beach each day even if it was windy/chilly/cloudy with really rough surf (for the gulf). We could still read on the beach and it actually worked out okay because the dogs (three of them) could spend hours with us on the beach hanging out when they normally can't do that during the middle of the day. We probably spent MORE time on the beach this time around because it wasn't full sun... it just was not as nice sitting on the beach.

The house had a new fridge this year and we LOVE the ice/water in the door option! We also love, as always, having dog beds already at the house so we don't have to pack those bulky items--our dogs really loved the beds... even though they had the option of the couch, they often chose the beds instead! We don't require much in the kitchen, but it was well-stocked! We did have a day without cable/wi-fi/phone but thanks to the instructions we were able to contact the company and found out it was a total outage in the area.

We also could see (and feel) that a lot of the boardwalk had been replaced since our visit last May! Much of the walkway had new boards and we could feel that at least one section had support beams replaced or added. It was much less wobbly this year and was much nicer to walk on! Thank you!!

We always enjoy the food in Port St. Joe and visit the dog-friendly patios at Provision and KrazyFish Grille at least once each (we love supporting dog-friendly restaurants!). We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time even with sub par weather, and thank you for being a return guest. We try to keep the boardwalk up and running, unfortunately it belongs to the community and most are loathe to put much effort into maintenance, but rest assured we'll do our best to keep it useable.
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cape san blas
Car: recommended

This area is known as the forgotten coast, it is ideal for quiet beach activities such as swimming, walking, beach combing etc. Cape San Blas is renowned as a dog friendly beach. There is an 8 mile bike/running track on the cape and the State park has all the activities associated with other State parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.