Destination guide

Sun and fun at Cape San Blas vacation home rentals

Perched on northwest Florida's sun-spangled Gulf Coast, Cape San Blas is an alluring destination for anyone looking to really get away from it all. The jewel in its pristine crown is St. Joseph Bay, widely regarded as one of the state's most tranquil coastal hotspots – think powder-soft white sand, turquoise water, and far fewer crowds than you'll typically find in many other Florida favorites. Cape San Blas vacation rentals range from cozy beach cottages to expansive family houses, so you're sure to find one that will make for an unforgettable break.

Things to do

Seeing history in Cape San Blas

Away from the beach, you'll find plenty of stimulating attractions within easy reach of Cape San Blas vacation rentals. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is an iconic local landmark, first constructed in 1849 and safely relocated to Port St. Joe in 2014. For a primer in local history, swing by the Constitution Convention Museum, which celebrates the work of the delegates who drafted Florida's first constitution in 1838. The museum can be found within a lush state park, which makes an enchanting spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll.


What to do near your Cape San Blas summer rental

The crystal-clear waters teem with scallops during the summer months, specifically at points where freshwater rivers meet the ocean. Grab your snorkeling gear and get hunting – just be warned that you'll need sharp eyes and steady hands to catch a decent haul. Fishing, crabbing, and oystering are also wildly popular local pastimes. If that sounds too much like hard work, rest assured that you'll find plenty of warmly welcoming restaurants where you can feast like royalty on local seafood. The beaches of Cape San Blas are highly conducive to lazy days of sunbathing and swimming, but if you feel like getting more active, try horseback riding across the sand – it's a particularly enchanting experience at sunset.

Day trips

Best excursions near Cape San Blas vacation homes

Cape San Blas is a great starting point to explore the wonders of St. Vincent Island and St. George Island. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from places like St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an undeveloped island with birds and native wildlife, and St. George Island Lighthouse, a reconstructed lighthouse with panoramic ocean views, a history museum, and more. You could also visit the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, an estuary with diverse wildlife and scenic surrounds.


Best time to travel to Cape San Blas vacation rentals

Cape San Blas basks in a subtropical climate, ensuring warm weather and a good chance of sunshine at all times of year. Winters are short and mild, making the Cape a great destination if you're looking to escape a chillier region of North America. Summers can get sizzlingly hot, with humidity making things a little uncomfortable at times, and a strong possibility of rain and thunder storms. However, Cape San Blas vacation rentals remain in high demand during the peak summer holiday season. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant times to visit, with fewer out-of-towners and temperatures that most will find very agreeable.

Natural features

Aquatic adventures around Cape San Blas

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Cape San Blas vacation rental, you'll find an abundance of unspoiled nature and wildlife to admire. Take a boat trip out in search of darting dolphins and marvelous manatees, or go scuba diving and get up close and personal with more of the abundant local marine life. If you have a taste for further aquatic adventures, grab a kayak or canoe, and explore the Cape's hidden waterways and lush lagoons at your leisure.


Best beaches near Cape San Blas vacation homes

Cape San Blas boasts beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Vacation homes are available near places like the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, a wilderness preserve with serene beaches, sand dunes, and bird-watching, and Indian Pass, a small area of the coast with secluded beaches that are popular for finding oysters and fishing. You could also visit Salinas Park, a beach park with soft sand and calm waters.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cape San Blas?

Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat for you and your sweetheart or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cape San Blas. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 19 miles from the center of Cape San Blas, it's hard to top "Bettie's Beach House". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including an oven and a nearby laundromat.
  • Another enticing choice is "You Will Love Our Home By The Sea", which is around 2 miles from Cape San Blas. With 2 bedrooms, a living room and a dining table, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cape San Blas vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cape San Blas?

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're eager for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Cape San Blas promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 10 miles to the north of the center of Cape San Blas, "Newly Renovated Luxury Bayfront 6 Br" is a favorite among nature buffs and adventurous types. Get out and explore nearby outdoor attractions, including Orman House Historic State Park and St Joseph Bay Golf Club. If it's activities you're interested in, try snorkeling or horse riding.
  • Alternatively, enjoy some downtime at "Beach Front - 3 Bedroom/3. 5 Bath". About 6 miles northwest of Cape San Blas, fun activities around here include cycling and fishing. More into sightseeing? Plan an excursion to St Joseph Bay Golf Club and Constitution Convention Museum State Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cape San Blas?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days getting to know your new surroundings and your nights resting up in your cozy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Cape San Blas are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Lovely Renovated Cottage With Privately Owned Beach". Lock in a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to an oven and heating.
  • Another fantastic rental is "Waterfront Rv Site With Dock". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a nearby beach, a water view and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cape San Blas?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Cape San Blas. Kick back for a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a budget apartment or a roomy home. Whatever type of rental you're looking for, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • If you're eager to be close to the action, "Gulf Front Home Last Minute Booking Fall Inquire Now" will be just the thing. It's within reach of the heart of Cape San Blas and a great base to discover attractions like St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Windmark Beach.
  • Leap out of bed, make a cup of coffee and then begin planning what to see around "Outdoor Cookhouse - Great Views". T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Seahorse Water Safaris should be on your list if you stay at this sought-after vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cape San Blas?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Cape San Blas that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "Bettie's Beach House". Around 19 miles from Cape San Blas, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and air conditioning.
  • Another place where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "You Will Love Our Home By The Sea". Around 2 miles from Cape San Blas, a villa and beach sun loungers add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cape San Blas?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Cape San Blas and get your favorite people together under the same roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Newly Renovated Luxury Bayfront 6 Br". Up to 18 people can be accommodated at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and a swimming pool. It's around 10 miles to the north of Cape San Blas.
  • "New Furniture - Fenced Yard, Priv. Pool" is another terrific option. It's around 7 miles to the east of Cape San Blas, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 14 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the things that'll help make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cape San Blas?

A pool is often an essential amenity for any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy splashing around or simply kicking back by the water at one of these rejuvenating escapes in or near Cape San Blas:

  • Pack your swimsuit and goggles and enjoy a fun stay with your group at "Bettie's Beach House". Other amenities here include a barbecue grill and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "The Beach House On Florida's Forgotten Coast" is another top option. After you've enjoyed a refreshing dip with the kiddos, make the most of other conveniences like a dishwasher and cable/satellite TV services.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cape San Blas?

A family getaway is about spending time together and sharing fun experiences. If you're looking for a home away from home that's big enough for all the gang, have a look at these large family vacation rentals in and around Cape San Blas:

  • Make fun vacation memories at "Newly Renovated Luxury Bayfront 6 Br". With 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 18 guests, this roomy retreat is around 10 miles north of Cape San Blas. There are lots of amenities to make use of here, such as on-site watersports and a nearby bay.
  • Another wonderful option is "Beach Front - 3 Bedroom/3. 5 Bath". It's roughly 6 miles to the northwest of Cape San Blas, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. A swimming pool and a smart TV are among the conveniences here.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Cape San Blas?

Nothing says indulgence like having an indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimsuit and take a dip in the privacy of one of these spacious vacation homes in or near Cape San Blas:

  • Settle into "Cape Life" At It's Best Private Pool" and while away your days poolside. This roomy rental has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 16 guests along with many other top-notch amenities. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among them.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Historic Home With Water Views, Shared Indoor Pool", which has 5 bedrooms and caters for up to 14 guests. Along with that glorious pool hidden away inside, a lake view and a garden will keep everybody happy and comfortable.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more tempting Cape San Blas vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Cape San Blas?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a great choice for one or two travelers. Here's a quick taste of our range in or near Cape San Blas:

  • Reserve "Waterfront Rv Site With Dock" for a couple of nights. This one-bedroom vacation rental features a nearby waterfront and a water view and is not far from the downtown streets.
  • Or perhaps "Bayfront, Pet Friendly, Secluded" is better suited. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place has a nearby waterfront, a kitchen and much more.