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1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool, Screen Porch

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Port Saint Joe - Cape Cottage

1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool, Screen Porch

Be our guest at our beautiful custom built home. Our First Tier, Gulf View home (fabulous views of the Gulf from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks, both master suites and all the living areas) is just 40 steps from the sugar white sand and 30 steps to a 18’ x 36’ pool. This 2600 square foot home boast 4+ bedrooms, 5 baths, large bright living room, and dining room, den(kid zone or 5th bedroom), fireplace(non functional) and elevator and semi private pool (shared with two other homes).

Cape Cottage sleeps 10 comfortably and furnished to make you feel at home. There are two master suites with king-size beds and private baths, the 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, and the 4th bedroom has four twin beds. In addition, there is a 13’ x 11’ den or (5th bedroom) with TV/DVD and queen size sofa/sleeper. Cape Cottage has plenty of space for gathering and quiet spots for reading. You can relax in the second floor screened-in deck or lounge in the sun on the third floor deck.

Special Features: This home is truly beautiful, if it meets your families sleeping requirements you won't be disappointed. We have beach chairs for at least 8 and beach toys for the kids. See our 'Cape Cottage' Facebook page for more pictures.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Dawn Lounsbury
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Dawn Lounsbury

John and Dawn welcome you to our home. We have been vacationing at the cape for over 18 years and have owned property on the cape for 12 years. In 2008 we purchased Cape Cottage because of its great location on Haven Rd. We are first tier but share an oversized beach front lot with 3 other homes. The boardwalk to the beach comes right to our back door making beach accessibility terrific and the screen porch is to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do. Dawn and John

Dawn Lounsbury purchased this house in 2008

Why Dawn Lounsbury chose North West Florida

We chose this home because we wanted to be away from the busy roads and congested neighborhoods. We wanted to be first tier to better protect our home from the wear and tear of those gulf wind.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been coming to the Cape for over 20 years and thank the owner Dawn and the agent Coastal Joe for making this a memorable June 19-26 vacation. Cape Cottage fitted the needs of our large family and we've made our reservations for 2011.
Jun 2010
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1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool, Screen Porch
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent location... Excellent house! Love the fact that it had an elevator... Water so clear, we never used the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

From our first impressions until we left, this house was perfect!!! Unfortunately we had to cut our week short due to Hermine, but that didn't stop our wonderful feelings about this house and the area!! From the elevator (great for bring luggage and groceries in) to the fantastic views, to the spacious rooms and great kitchen nothing was overlooked in trying to accommodate all our needs!! We can't wait to come back again and will definitely look at renting The Cottage again!! Thanks Dawn and John for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family vacations

  • 4 of 5

This was a repeat visit to the Cape but our first stay at Cape Cottage. Our whole family could be together or sneak off for a nap if needed. With having a infant and toddler that was great for nap times. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. I liked the "kid friendly" dishes. We used the nice long table on the screened in deck several nights for dinner. Having the palm trees along the deck was nice for privacy from the homes in front of the deck. The sound of the surf and wind thru the palms was very soothing. The beach was just seconds away which was nice if we "forgot" something. We enjoyed the pool several days also. The homeowners really thought of everything. Finding the safety gate to use at the top of the stairs to keep the grandbabies safe was a real relief for their mama and us! This is truly a lovely home and had everything we needed. The only reason i didn't give it a 5 star review was because being 2nd tier (we knew it was not true gulf front when we rented) we missed watching the sun melt into the water from the decks. We try to stay at a different place each time we visit because the homes on CSB are so beautiful, its fun to pretend you can really live like this even if it's only for a week. We definitely would love to come back to the Cape Cottage again!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house to rent. There were six adults for a week. One of us is 83 and the elevator was really convenient to use. We all like to cook and this house is very well stocked with pots and pans, sharp knives, plenty of plates, bowls and flatware. There were quite a few spices, seasonings, olive oil to get us started. We cooked several meals here.

The bedrooms are very nice. It's also great that a master bedroom was on the main living floor. It made it easy for the 83 year old to not have to go up and down stairs to eat or sit n the deck. There are several places and chairs on the porches, deck and screened in room that we were able to or around to either get out of the wind or heat depending on the circumstances.

One issue we had were the walkway to the beach is multi level and there are no railing so my Dad didn't get to walk down to see any of the sunsets. The walkway could be improved. It also ends right on a dune so you end up dragging some of the dune only to beach with you. I felt like we were eroding the dune.

The only other issue we had was that you share the pool with two other houses and the house next to us had 7 adults and 7 children under the age of 6 and they took over the pool pretty much everyday. Lots of yelling screaming. They would vacate it late in the afternoon. You wouldn't rent this property for the pool.

Also, the beach in front of the house is pretty narrow. There isn't much room to set up anything with out getting wet. You would need to move further down the beach if you wanted to sit and not get wet. Or if there were several of you. Again, the neighbors would start on the beach for a few hours and move to the pool.

Other than that, we had a great time. beautiful house and property.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our 4th year at Cape Cottage! Best stay yet!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at Cape Cottage and it was probably our favorite stay! The house is immaculate, well-equipped, and beautifully decorated! We are only steps off the beach and the pool is very protected from the winds. The owners are very solicitous and accommodating. We chose Cape San Blas for its dog-friendly beaches, but we would return even if we didn't have a dog. Having said that, our dog LOVES meeting new friends on the beach and the welcoming attitude of their owners. Port St. Joe and Apalachicola are charming little towns with many new restaurants and stores. Probably our favorite "hang-out" is the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Another one of our favorite meals is getting the steamed shrimp from "The Pig" in Port St. Joe.

We will certainly be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our recent family vacation! Cape Cottage had plenty of space for all of us, was loaded with upgraded amenities and had spectacular views. We stayed two weeks and enjoyed every minute of our stay - there was so much to do in the area! We enjoyed the pool and walked daily along the ocean, even spotting dolphins several times! The screened in porch was very nice. My 81 year old mother used the elevator daily, but it was also nice when moving luggage and groceries. The beds and furniture were all nice and very comfortable. The kitchen was stocked and roomy and perfect for preparing fresh seafood dinners that we ate around the large table overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed the grill several nights. Dawn was great to work with and very accommodating when we had a question. We would love to come back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Panama City, Fl
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Car: necessary

Cape Cottage is located three miles from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The park has 2516 acres and was rated the #1 Beach in the United States by Dr. Beach in 2003. This slender Peninsula of sugar-white sand includes a 1700 acre wilderness preserve. Enjoy Hiking, boating, swimming, snorkeling, shelling or just beach combing. Also available on the Cape are horseback riding, boat and kayak rentals, bike and scooter rentals.

Other activities include surf fishing and a paved three mile walking and bike path that leads to St. Joe Peninsula State Park. Port St. Joe offers shopping, charter fishing, dining, shopping, and golf. You can't miss historic Appalachicola, for top notch shopping and dining as well as the National Estuarine Research Preserve. For a taste of the local flavor stop by the Raw Bar at Indian Pass one of our personal favorites.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Saint Joe, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Oct 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Spring
18 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/Linens £225 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Pet Fee £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change based on increased occupancy and demand. Book today to lock in your quoted rate. State and local sales tax of 12% will be added to your total charge. Pets will require a non-refundable $100/pet fee. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday with some exceptions during non peak rental periods. 10 days after booking your deposit becomes non-refundable (see Rental agreement) We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect your vacation investment.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Saint Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • 3rd Floor Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    2nd Floor Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in closet
    3rd Floor Powder Room - Toilet , off living room
    Pool/Beach Bath - Toilet , Located on ground floor convenient to pool and beach.
    2nd Floor Shared Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared with bunk room and queen bedroom
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Private shower just off the beach
  • On the 3rd floor their is a half bath and a private master bath, on the 2nd floor their is a full hall bath and a private master bath, and on the ground level there is a half pool bath with an outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Room
    Bunk room - 4 Single Bed , Bunk Room
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Den with sofa sleeper
    3rd floor master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite - Opens on to deck, same lever as living area.
    2nd floor master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite - Opens on to deck
  • 3rd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, LCD/TV/DVD, phone, gulf views opens to top deck, and lux bath 2nd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, LCD/TV/DVD, phone, gulf views, opens to 2nd floor deck, and lux bath 2nd floor Quen bedroom has gulf views, ceiling fan, and TV 2nd floor 4th bedroom has two twin beds and ceiling fan 2nd floor Den has a queen sofa sleeper, celing fan, and LCD/TV/DVD and opens on to the screen porch and has great gulf views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are a pet friendly home and we do have an elevator for those who need help with stairs. The kitchen is completely stocked with all the tools you need for your favorite feast and don't forget the margaritas. For your entertainment we provide 5 TVs, DVD players, stereo and video library, books, games and puzzles. To stay connected we provide wireless, high speed (DSL) Internet access. And for your convince we have washer & dryer on second floor. We also include beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and boogie boards. Pool is shared with two other houses.

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