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Gulf Views, Sun & Shade Deck, Hot Tub!

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


About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with Ocean Views, Private Deck & Beach Access

Relax on a custom, over-sized porch swing while enjoying ocean views from the comfortable deck of this fully renovated home. This property was featured on HGTV and comes with all the amenities you'll need to make your vacation memorable. Just steps from one of two boardwalks to the beach, this home is well appointed with new appliances and tasteful furnishings. You'll love the miles of white sandy beaches and laid back surroundings you can only find on Cape San Blas.

Home offers both a King and Queen Suite, each with adjoining bathrooms, new TVs and a spacious layout. Just down the hall, the kids' room is furnished with large, built-in bunks that sleep 4 and offers plenty of room to keep them entertained with a TV, game system and beautiful ocean views.

Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need for a week on the Cape, including a large island with a built-in cook top and additional seating. Savor your coffee in the cozy living room with ample seating or while lounging on the breezy deck. You'll also find a warm outdoor shower to wash away the sand at the end of your day. When you need to reconnect with the world, Wi-Fi is included for our guests.


Just a short, scenic drive to restaurants and shopping in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Convenient to St. Joseph State Park, local shelling, fishing and bay scalloping. Wake up early to get some fresh donuts from Weber's Little Donut Shop, then grab lunch and ice cream at Cone Heads just down the road.

Salinas Park is within walking distance with a volleyball court, restrooms, and screened picnic areas. Here, you can also access the beach with your golf cart. Golf Carts are permitted on the beach and can be reserved at

Parking is located under the house, and additional parking for trailers or boats is available in Cape Dunes on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Property is Non-Smoking and Pet-Free. Guests must be 25 years of age. Maximum of 4 Adults and 4 Children. Rental Agreement must be signed and returned with valid Photo ID for access to property.

More Details

Brian & Ashley Vance
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Brian & Ashley Vance

We've been coming to the Cape for years and are so happy to have our private piece of this paradise! We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

Brian & Ashley Vance purchased this house in 2016

Why Brian & Ashley Vance chose Port St. Joe

This home's comfortable furnishings, breezy deck and beach access make it the perfect getaway. It's truly a piece of Heaven situated right on miles of unspoiled beaches. We've never been here that we didn't see dolphin playing in the waves or a night sky blanketed with bright stars.

What makes this house unique

Cape San Blas is a very unique place, known for fishing, wildlife and a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you're looking for a beach retreat with no high-rise hotels and peaceful stretches of sand, this is the place for you.


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 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • King Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining King Suite with private access
    Queen Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining Queen Suite with access to Hall
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , First floor bath with outside access
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Suite - 1 king
    Queen Suite - 1 queen
    Kids' Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single
  • Both the King and Queen Suites have adjoining bath rooms. Kid's bunks are built in and sleep 4. All bedrooms are located on the second floor and are fully appointed with comfortable linens, pillows and TVs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Gulf Views, Sun & Shade Deck, Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Absolutely wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we could have hoped for and more. The house was beautiful, fully equipped with everything you might need. We felt at home, and very relaxed. Cape San Blas & Port St Joe areas are both fantastic. We live in an over populated/heavy traffic beach town and these areas were a breath of fresh air. We hope to visit here in this same house again this fall. Thank you Ashley & Brian for making sure this was a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for kind review. We’re glad you had a great stay!
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Canal Winchester, OH


  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at the Vance' beach home three times. It is our welcome vacation away from the bitter cold up north. So much to do and see. This beach home has it all. The beaches are the best and the restaurants AND the fresh fish are the best the gulf has to offer. Wonderful vacation. Wonderful beach home.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it. Wonderful house. Very family friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and tidy! We will definitely be renting again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to having you back soon.
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 4 of 5

I can't thank the Vance's enough for allowing myself and my family to experience a wonderful vacation stay! The house was beautiful as were the views! More importantly, I was able to provide my parents an awesome and unique vacation experience, something they have not had in decades, thanks to knowing the Vance family!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is fantastic! It is beautifully decorated and had just the right amount of space for our group of 8 (2 parents/6 teens). Every room was spotless, and every item we could possibly need was at our fingertips. The owner was super nice and very quick to answer all of my emails. The beach was beautiful, and not crowded...even though we were there in peak season. Plenty to do in the area, but the house was so great we were fine staying at home and just relaxing (especially on the "bed-swing" on the deck & in the jacuzzi!!) I truly have nothing negative to say...other than the week ended too soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great vacation. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to have you back next time!
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Very nice property!

  • 4 of 5

It was like home away from home. Very relaxing vacation with all the ammenities we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weber's Little Donut Shop
Cone Heads
Fun atmosphere, good food and ice cream right on the Cape.
Apalachicola Shopping
Cape Trading Post
Up the Creek Raw Bar
The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe
Nearest Airport
68 Miles
ECP (Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport)
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas is located on a beautiful peninsula on the Florida Panhandle's Emerald Coast. Here you'll find pristine, unspoiled beaches and a tranquil paradise. Cape San Blas is home to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which was named the best beach in America in 2002. For more information, visit




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. "Service fee" is issued by VRBO and is not collected by owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund