Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Cottage by the Sea, Beach Front, Private H Pool, Pet, Wifi, Great Location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

3 brm 2 1/2 bth sleeps 8 max

***Specials all remaining open homes weeks thru Oct 21/22 checkin, please inquire***

***See all our homes by going to our website***

'Cottage by the Sea' Sun to Sun Rental -- Pool heat included Spring & Fall thru Thanksgiving week

**Convenient location close to town but feels like the middle of nowhere! Fantastic Views and Quiet**

Beach/water Front 3 BR, 2 full baths and 1 half bath home. Cottage by the Sea is located at the mouth of the bay in the Beaches area making it just minutes from shopping and dining in both Port St Joe and Mexico Beach. This home is located next to Windmark Beach in a very quiet area where there are very few homes and almost no traffic.

Being located next to Windmark allows for miles of paved trails and boardwalks for bike riding and walking with no vehicle traffic. The views will take your breath away.

Cottage by the Sea has a great layout. The first level up from the entry has 3 brms - 1 gulf front king with private full bath and 1 gulf front queen room, both of these rooms have sliding glass doors that lead out to a water front deck. The 3rd bedroom has 2 Bunks, the queen and bunk room share a full bath in the hallway. The Laundry area is also located on this level.

The next level is your open living, dining and kitchen which leads out to a large covered deck overlooking the water from the Gulf of Mexico and the front of the home has lots of glass so the water and sunset views can be enjoyed inside as well as on the decks. There is also a 1/2 bath on this floor.

Keywords: Beach rental home, vacation rental, pet friendly, beaches, fishing, snowbirds, weekly rental, beach vacation, panhandle, private beach vacation rental, Gulf, bay, beach Front vacation rental home, vacation rental, beach house, cottage, pet friendly rental home, scalloping, paddle boarding, pristine bay, fishing, dolphins

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa's Beach Homes- Terri
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of twin/twin bunks to sleep 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
10% Complete
Cottage by the Sea, Beach Front, Private H Pool, Pet, Wifi, Great Location
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Our favorite beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here multiple times now and love it every time! We love that it is succluded on a dead in street so we never have to fight for a good spot on the beach, in fact the whole week we were there we were the only ones on the beach! Our dog absolutely loves the beach so it's so nice to be able to bring her along and not have to worry about disturbing people on the beach while she plays. Can't beat the views, every morning we saw dolphins right in front of the house. I don't have one negative thing to say about this house and we will be making it a point to come back every year. This is definitely not a "touristy" place but if you love to relax in a secluded environment you will love it here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cottage by the Sea

  • 1 of 5

I would not choose this house again there were just too many problems that we had to use our vacation time to wait on repair people to show up for 2 days to check it out. There was either a dead animal or a problem with the sewer gas leaking back into the house. The stinch was gut wrenching. There was something in the second bedroom between the floors trying to chew on something at night. The small pool had yellow mustard algie and the water was not clear. The furniture is very old and used up. Beds have lumps and might be explained away by the home is for sale. The house is just dirty and full of bugs! We rent a water front vacation home every year in Port St Joe, one of our favorite trips. This was not exceptable.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a speechless about this review and have tried contacting the guest since departure, but have had no luck. While occupying the home the guest did indeed contact us about a fowl smell, but nothing else. Within an hour we had the city out to check the septic system with no problem. We then called a plumber who didn't think it was a pipe problem followed by a third person the same day. By the third service person the smell had vanished. After the initial call I only communicated with the husband who said that he thought it was a one time occurrence and possible vent clogged which fixed itself. I personally encouraged the husband to call me back if the smell or any other problems arose. No other problems were brought to our attention. We resolved, or thought we resolved, all issues within 12 hours. Our pools are serviced twice a week. When problems arise between services our pool guys are very prompt, usually before the end of business day of call. The sofas in the living room do indeed need to be replaced and will be as soon as we can find a lift and remove railings to get it to the third floor. The king mattresses were replaced by high end mattresses less than three months ago. We are a small company and are in frequent contact with our guests and cleaners and are personally in our homes every week. Had we known about any additional issues we would have gladly attended to them as we wish all of our guests pleasurable vacations and definitely want all issues resolved as soon as possible. We encourage people to look at reviews on all of our homes.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Senoia, GA

Perfect place for family time!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage by the Sea was the perfect place to reconnect with family! The house is perfect for big family meals and games around the table. The beach is very private and the pool is a great place to wind down in the afternoons. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for cooking for a crowd.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
United States

Favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love coming to St Joe Beach, Florida and our favorite place to stay is Cottage by the Sea. We've stayed here severs times and we just love it.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had another great year! Glad you find Cottage by the Sea to be your home away from home. Look forward to hearing from you for next year! -Terri
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Concord, GA

The place to unwind!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage by the Sea is the place to unwind! I picked this spot because I wanted to take my new fishing kayak out in the bay for some exercise and adventure. I rented another ocean kayak from 'No Worries' at Wind Mark Beach for my daughter to tag along with me. We saw so many creatures like rays, horseshoe crabs, starfish and even a couple of small sharks. We paddled a couple of miles each direction in the mornings before the wind picked up. The heated pool was perfect for the kids and me after seeing the sharks :O After a couple of days, we got the hang of the kitchen being on the top floor, and better utilized our trips up and down the steps. I wouldn't change the layout because the view from the top floor was awesome and it was convenient to watch the sunset each night on the covered deck. The small beach area out front was very pretty and wonderfully secluded. It was a short peaceful walk to Wind Mark bike/walking trail and we had fun exploring their unique resort. It was only an hours drive over to Panama City for an afternoon of Coconut Creek putt-putt and grand maze. Plus, we wanted to visit Pier Park too. There are some gift and antique shops in Pt. Saint Joe and Mexico Beach and a variety of places to eat. The internet worked well for our high schoolers, who were somewhat bored, but that is really what we unwind.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed reading your review and glad you all had a wonderful vacation! There are so many unique things to do on this side of the county and plenty to explore. -Terri
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cottage by the sea has fired on all four cylinders! We have returned to cottage by the sea with our newly expanded family of 3 adopted boys and the week went by entirely too fast! There was no shortage of activity and the protected waters of the bay provided a safe environment for all water sports. We windsurfer, sailed our hobie 18, fished, paddle boarded, skim boarded, snorkeled and swam in the new pool! This all taking place under the beautiful view of Cape San Blas and it's wonderful sunsets. What's also worth mentioning is the proximity to the amenities of civilization. Both Port St Joe and Mexico Beach are a stones throw away which made our rainy day excursion very pleasant without having to drive too far. We will definately be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason, I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation this year and have found a rental to call your home away from home. Cottage by the Sea is truly special for those who enjoy water sports, privacy, as well as being closer to town. I look forward to having you all back again next year! Thank you for your review.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Port St Joe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Joe Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Port St Joe or Mexico Beach
Car: necessary

Located halfway between Port St Joe and Mexico Beach in a small out of the way street on the mouth of the bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $90

Quoted Rates include pool heat for Spring & Fall thru Thanksgiving.

****We will run Specials last minute or non peak weeks, please inquire for these specials****

$500 down with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
We accept personal checks or any cards except American Express

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties