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''SABU' Beautiful, Relaxing Gulf Front Florida Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 3BR 4BA Beach House with Open Floor Plan

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the open upper deck or the lower covered deck and watch dolphins frolic in the ocean waves. Cape San Blas is still one of the last secluded beaches in Florida, but only minutes from shopping and restaurants. The beach is wide and filled with shells. You will enjoy watching the pelicans gliding over your head and the shore birds scampering in the surf looking for their next meal. At night the sky is black and you will see more stars than you ever thought imaginable.

'Sabu' is filled with windows, so you can enjoy the view from practically every room in this Gulf front home. Come and enjoy this spacious beach house with only sand and water in front of you. All you need to do when you walk through the door is start having fun

Bright colors greet you as you enter the home. The kitchen with granite countertops is nicely stocked. There is a wet bar with a free standing ice machine to fuel cocktail hour or to fill a cooler for a day on the beach.

The great room features tile flooring, comfy couches and lots of seating for movie watching or just relaxing. Teal, tourquoise and orange colors play up the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. You have a view of the Gulf from every seat. The TV has a DVD player, digitial music and Internet connectivity for viewing Facebook, You Tube or just browsing the web.

Each floor has a Master Suite that consists of two rooms seperated by bi fold doors, and a full bath. Both of these suites offer sweeping views of the Gulf. When you enter the suite you have your bath to the left and your king bed to the right. Through the bifold doors is the sitting room with sleeper sofa. This layout is great for a family who needs extra sleeping quarters or for couples who want to have happy hour together then retire to their own rooms for some private time.

The third bedroom sleeps up to 4 also. There is a twin over full bunk bed with a twin trundle. It has its own private bath as well.

Each Bedroom has a Smart TV and DVD.

The beach is a short boardwalk away and an outdoor shower rinses the sand and sun away. Come to Sabu and seek your bliss.

Amenities: Phone, Air Conditioning,4CableTV DVD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Gas Grill (BBQ), No Smoking

More Details

Mary Hoskinson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Mary Hoskinson

My name is James and my wife of 16 years is Mary. We live in Dunedin, Florida when we aren't enjoying our beach home at the Cape. We love to travel, particularly in our RV.

Mary Hoskinson purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary Hoskinson chose Port St. Joe

We choose this area to buy our vacation home because is it truely the forgotten coast of Florida. While the rest of Florida's coastline goes wall to wall condos, Cape San Blas remains that small beach community of our childhoods. Port St. Joe and Appalach still have that small town feel where everyone knows and cares about you.


Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Room - toilet , shower
    Great Room - toilet , shower
    Outside - outdoor shower , cold & hot water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
  • The home has (2) Master Suites approximately 550 square feet each, one upstairs and one down. Each suite has a King bed and a comfortable sitting room, seperated by solid bifolds doors. This sitting rooms feature brand new Queen sleeper sofas with premium mattresses, TV DVD combos and spectacular views of the beach. Each has its own full bath. The 3rd bedroom we call the bunk room has a cute bunk set, twin on top of a double with a twin trundle below. It also has its own full bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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''SABU' Beautiful, Relaxing Gulf Front Florida Beach House
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Great place for older children, teens, and adults.

  • 4 of 5

Sabu is ideally located for all Cape activities and jaunts to St. George and Apalachicola. It is part of the Cape Dunes community. It is set back off the beach a little bit so wear your flip flops on the path to avoid the Cape “pokey things”. It was a relaxing break for our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and we are happy you enjoyed our home! Come back anytime!
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

It was awesome. The house was wonderful. We felt like we were at home. It is an amazing area to visit. We are already planning for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We would stay again!

  • 4 of 5

Love staying on Cape San Blas. Location was great and house accompanied 2 families very well. We had a few plumbing issues when we got to the house but maintenance came the day we called and took care of the issues. If the house or neighborhood had a pool, it would be the perfect spot. We would definitely stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and location!

  • 4 of 5

This property is very EASY and comfortable to stay in. The layout of the house is very well thought out, and worked perfectly for our party of 7. We loved being directly on the beach, and found the deck an enjoyable place to hangout. The grill was put to good use as well! A few things (not deal breakers), but just feedback for the owners: the dishwasher doesn't work very well, and the mattress in the upstairs master is not very comfortable. In addition, tropical storm Cindy visited us for a few days while we were there. We were glad there was a screened-in porch, but realized when sitting out there during the storms, it isn't a "true" screen porch. We had lots of mosquitoes, and rain coming through as well, meaning it is not very well sealed off. This is probably not a big deal when there are no storms (although maybe a bit for the mosquitoes, on just a typical night), but we all thought it would have been nice if the porch was more tightly secured. Overall, we were very happy with our stay. And I appreciated the speedy responses from Mary during our stay, with questions we had on trash/extra towels etc. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone interested in visiting Cape San Blas!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house that fit our family just right. Inside the house was very comfortable with open spaces and views to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

SABU is nestled on the peninsula of Cape San Blas, between Port St. Joe, Florida and Appalachicola, Fl.

Twenty miles to the east on Hwy 98,find Appalachicola,the seafood capital of the Gulf Coast. This eclectic downtown sits at the mouth of the Appalachicola River and offers the best shrimp, oysters, scallops, blue crab and fish the Gulf Coast can offer. The fisherman unload their boats at docs just off the main streets.

There are quaint seafood restaurants and kitchy shops offering antiques, books and souvenirs. Piggly Wiggly offers groceries.

Ten miles to the west on Hwy 98, find Port St. Joe has a super little downtown with a Mexican Restaurant and other happening spots. There is a beautiful Marina for Deep Sea fishing, and a casual waterfront dining restaurant. Piggly Wiggly, Ace Hardware and Dollar General Market can provide sundries and other necessities. Port St. Joe is 10 miles or so.

Kayaking and Scalloping is available through Happy Ours Kayaks which is located across the street from our neighborhood on the Cape. You can walk right across the street. With an appointment, you can get all the snorkling gear and a boat to go out on St. Joseph's Bay for exploration.

Keep an eye out for the horses on the beach! There are several local horseback riding outfits that can get you saddled up for an afternoon riding along the shoreline. Don't forget to wave when you pass SABU! Your tour will go right past the house!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Add $200 for utilities on Monthly rate for Winter, $300 for Fall
Cleaning and Linens, a starter supply of soap, bath tissue and paper towels included in rate.

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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