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Cape San Blas Cottage - Beach side of the Cape - steps to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

***To avoid confusion, please do NOT send multiple inquiries. Inquiries are answered in the order received. Thanks!

BRAND NEW WOOD LAMINATE FLOORING! The Dolphin Dance cottage is just a short walk - 30 yards or so - to the sparkling white beach of Florida's Gulf Coast. It sits on the beach side of the road, behind the beachfront properties. Minutes from Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas is quiet and remarkably free of the high-traffic, tourist area crowd. Cape San Blas is a peninsula, so there is no 'thru-traffic' to deal with either. If you are looking for a quiet, family atmosphere near the unspoiled beaches of Florida, Cape San Blas is a must for your summer vacation.

ALL BRAND NEW FLOORING! The kitchen has full-size appliances and a dishwasher in the center island. A stackable washer/dryer unit is in the smaller bedroom closet. Cable TV in main bedroom and living room, local telephone and wireless internet also included. Sorry...no boat or trailer parking, but there are marinas nearby.

Contact Preference: CHECK THE CALENDAR FIRST, THEN SEND EMAIL VIA VRBO. Emails go to my cell phone and I can check availability before getting back to you. For last minute inquiries, send email before you call. I get multiple inquiries on multiple properties daily and I am often on the road. An email helps me determine whose inquiry came in first and puts your contact information in my mailbox for future reference. I absolutely cannot and do not confirm a reservation by phone, although I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Keywords: Cottage just off beach on the barrier dunes of Cape San Blas. Just behind the Tradin' Post, less than 100 yards from beach.

More Details

Jolie Cooper
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

Why Jolie Cooper chose North West Florida

We fell in love with the unspoiled beach at Cape San Blas and the quiet, peaceful life on the 'island'. It is close enough for day trips to Apalachicola and Panama City and has plenty of restaurants to choose from in nearby Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Beach side, Cable TV in two rooms, DVD player, wireless internet, walk to the Trading Post store.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Full size bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Cape San Blas Cottage - Beach side of the Cape - steps to the beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Great, quiet location very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

It's a small cottage. 2 cozy rooms with a functional kitchen. Very peaceful location!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to sleep after a day at the beach

  • 3 of 5

A little updating and decluttering would help this small space be a bit more welcoming for guests. It's a small space with too many tvs (that don't work), oversized furniture, fake plants, old books and VCR tapes & knick nacks that take up crucial space. Beds could be more comfortable and coverlets freshened up. It seems like everything was done in 2000 and hasn't been updated since. Still, as a girl who grew up camping, it was nice to have a dry air conditioned place to sleep at night. I think that the Cape is fairly expensive in prime season for what you get. VRBO takes a chunk too. The rental company was nice to work with us on dates and check in/check out was painless. It was nice to have laundry available in the bedroom. That said, I've had a much better experience with Airbnb in the past few years and would probably choose Grayton, Destin, Pensacola, or Navarre over the Cape for the money.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I'm not aware of any non-working televisions, so I'll have to check with our more recent guests to see if they've had any issues. In the future, making us aware of any issues would be so helpful, as we are off-site owners and not able to visit the property regularly. We depend on our guests and cleaning staff for input. I'm sorry you weren't happy. We just had all of the flooring replaced and replace our linens at least once every season. I will definitely check on this and see what we can do to update further. We do have a small, quaint cottage, which is why our booking rates are less expensive than most on the Cape.
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Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for the 4 of us.Nice and clean.Beach and party store very close.We were on a ten day motorcycle trip we needed some down time and this work perfect for us.If we get back to that area again would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We stayed in the dolphin dance cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the little cottage! Perfect for the 4 of us. Very clean and well stocked with almost anything you could need!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway to the Cape!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time at Cape San Blas. The cottage is just as described. The kitchen and small bathroom were clean, as well as the towels and linens. The full bed was the most comfortable. After a day at the beach or exploring nearby areas, the cottage was a great place to come back to. Parking was difficult due to the other vehicles. The neighbors and other guests around were very friendly. We were not bothered by any construction or barking dogs as mentioned in a previous review. We were able to walk to the trading post for those yummy famous donuts. The owner was easy to work with. Great experience overall!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As described, however.........

  • 3 of 5

Sized worked for the two of us - used one bedroom for sleeping and the other for storage. Parking not defined with lines or a number so created a space by bunching up the garbage bins and tucking in beside a cargo trailer that was never moved. Appreciate that neighbourhood noise is beyond the control of the cottage owners but the area has homes being built/renovated. Construction started at dawn and continued to dusk. Awaken to air hammers, saws, back up beepers, site radios etc. All of this activity set off the dog barking next door.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the heads up. We are off-site owners, so we are sometimes unaware of the construction, etc. I am unaware of a cargo trailer as well. Would you mind sending me a message with details on this, so I can have it taken care of? We've never had a parking issue in the past. Obviously, I can't do anything about construction, but it is certainly good to know so we can share that with our future guests.
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Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Cape San Blas
Car: recommended

Cape San Blas is one of the few remaining 'non-touristy' Florida beaches. Close enough to restaurants, but quiet, family atmosphere on the cape's beaches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off-Season Rate
21 Aug 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99

Please send an email with the dates you would like to stay, so we can check availability. When you are ready to make your reservation, we will send you a separate email via Pay Pal for payment in full to book the cottage. Rates and nightly minimum are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.