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Fall is a great time to Stay on the Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Visit our Salt Water Taffy Beach House website below for a floor plan and more photos. Salt Water Taffy is a sweet retreat for you and your friends or extended family. At this private beach house in Cape San Blas, Florida, you'll be just steps from the breath-taking Gulf of Mexico, right on the sugar white sand. CSB is unique -- no high rise condos, no crowds, no hurry.

New kitchen appliances and backsplash in kitchen in 2017! All new paint in 2017!

With five bedroom suites, and more than 2,700 sqft, you can easily accommodate the needs of everyone in your group. But we know it isn't just about where to lay your head, you need enough space to have fun together. Salt Water Taffy has what you need, from books and board games to a private heated pool and beautiful sunsets.

The dining room table comfortably seats ten and the kitchen table can host four more (ideal for a 'kids' table). There's even room at the bar for three, thanks to counter-height bar stools. The great room has a wall of sliding glass doors that open onto the screened-in porch where there's also seating for ten, complete with lighting and ceiling fans. From the porch you have a panoramic view of the pool and the beach. This is the place to be at sunset.

Salt Water Taffy even has parking for everyone in your group. This home sits on a large lot with a gravel driveway and under-house parking that easily can accommodate six cars.

Coming in from the beach enjoy the enclosed shower with hot and cold running water. Practical and fun! Clean the catch of the day at the fish cleaning station in the shade of the house.

Visit our website below for a floor plan and more photos.

Keywords: Cape San Blas, 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, private pool, gulf front, directly on the beach, immaculate, updated, plenty of parking, outdoor shower with hot and cold water, hot tub, spa, retreat, fishing, flat screen tv, free long distance, screened in porch

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About The Owner

Owning a home on the beach has been a long time dream and wish of ours. We love to spend time at the beach (and at this house) with our children, our extended family, and our friends. We hope that you enjoy it, too.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Port St. Joe

We chose Cape San Blas because of its serenity. Far away from crowds and distractions, we can focus on spending time together as a family and creating memories. We love to walk on the beach, swim, chase birds, fish, collect shells, and watch the sunset.

What makes this house unique

You really can't get any closer to the beach. Salt Water Taffy sits in the sand, steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The pool is on the beach side, but is protected by a growing dune and a fence for total privacy. From the 1st floor bedroom and from the kids bunk room you can see the Saint Joseph Bay. In the two master bedrooms you feel like you are sleeping on the beach -- there isn't anything between you and the white sand and water.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (3) On the top floor two bedrooms have King size beds. These rooms also have sliding glass doors that open onto a deck facing the Gulf. On the main living level there is another bedroom with a King size bed., Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs one bedroom has a queen size bed. This room, and its attached bath, are decorated in a fun seashell theme., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Great room sofa converts to a sleeper., Bunk Beds (2) The bunk room sleeps 5 via a twin-over-twin and a twin-over-full bunk bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • swimming
Parking for 6 cars, Dining room table seats 10, Kitchen table seats 4, Counter seats 3, Screened in porch, Ceiling Fans in every room, panoramic view of the beach, pool heat available, rockers on upper porch, table seating for 10 on screened in porch.


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Fall is a great time to Stay on the Beach!
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Gary and Jan

  • 2 of 5

We reserved this property for a family reunion including 9. Everything was good except for the pool. My wife has arthritis and the main reason for choosing property was for the heated pool.

We had constant problems and never did get the pool warm enough for her to enjoy. Property manager did refund the heating fee, but the vacation was ruined for her. Would not suggest renting this house until they have problem fixed. Was our first time to Cape San Blas -stunning area! We will go back, just not to Salt Water Taffy.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very sorry that the pool was not heated enough during your stay. This a relatively new pool heater and we will make every effort to find out why it is not working. We do apologize for this part of your trip.
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Atlanta, GA

Best beach experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and another family visited Salt Water Taffy for a week and had an awesome time! We have been to Destin, Hilton Head, Gulf Shores, and Water Color in the past and this one topped them all. The house was beautiful (and huge). We are usually battling crowds on the beach but at this house the beach is basically private with maybe another family on either side in front of their own beach house. It was also perfect for little kids because the pool is right outside the back door and only a short walk to the beach - no schlepping kids, toys, etc. a long way to the beach. We were also surprised at how convenient the location was. We had a blast exploring Port St. Joe (great restaurants) ,which was very close, and Appalachacola. We had no trouble driving to either area for dinner. We also went into Panama City twice during the week to take in some of the attractions - mini golf and Wonderworks. I would recomend the pizza place in Port St. Joe and the Snow Balls place in Panama City.

All in all, it was a great trip and great house. My kids enjoying sleeping in the bunk room with their friends and having "their own pool". My husband and I enjoyed not having to fight the crowds and having a enough space to be able to play cards with our friends at night on the ground floor without waking up the kids upstairs.

Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your time at Salt Water Taffy!
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Tallahassee, FL

Best beach vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best beach vacation ever at Salt Water Taffy. Our kids loved the wide open beach and pool. There are only a couple of other houses near by, so, we had the beach all to ourselves. The house was very comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. We had 10 people in our group and it was nice to have everyone sit comfortably at the 10 person dining table for meals. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Panama City Airport (ECP) Northwest Florida Intl

State park only minutes away by car or bike


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
12 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Break
23 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
21 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Winter
3 Jan 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
10 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
7 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Waiver £34.76
Cleaning fee £370.8

There is a pool heating fee of $150 but if the temperature is below 50 degrees we do not guarantee the pool will be heated to your liking.
Fees are subject to change before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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