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Pet Friendly, 4 Bd, 3BA, 7mins Walk from Beach. Fenced Yard.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 max)

large pet friendly house with fenced yard, all dogs welcome. 7minutes walk to pet friendly beach, bathrooms on 3 levels, large deck, great sunrises with early morning coffee and sunsets with cocktails. state park within 1000 feet for walking, hiking etc.

Now the bad stuff: This is strictly a non-smoking property, if evidence is found to the contrary, then unfortunately this was your last visit.

Keywords: pet friendly, beach, bay, state park, 4bed, fenced yard, quiet

all of our properties are pet friendly with no pet fees, their #'s are: 382844, 481068, 770771, 844069.

We do insist upon the VRBO insurance option as opposed to the refundable deposit, as it's a cleaner process and guests are not out $1500 until any damage issue is resolved.

More Details

Murray & Emma
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Murray & Emma

we owned an all natural pet food store/boutique in Tallahassee, have 3 dogs that always share this house with us, and support pet adoption causes.

Murray & Emma purchased this house in 2010

Why Murray & Emma chose North West Florida

the most pet friendly beach in Florida, beautiful unspoilt beaches, quiet location.

We bought this place to enjoy ourselves, spent a year renovating it to be comfortable and inviting. We want to share this wonderful place with other appreciating pet owners.

What makes this house unique

taking the dogs for an early morning romp on the beach, sipping cocktails whilst watching the fabulous sunsets.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Pet Friendly, 4 Bd, 3BA, 7mins Walk from Beach. Fenced Yard.
average rating of 4.804878 based on 41 reviews

All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5, along with our dog, stayed for the month of January. It was our first time ever going to the beach in the winter and also our longest stay ever. Everything we needed (and more) was on the property. Even though the beach is only a short 5 minute walk, it was quite nice to have the option of taking the golf cart or bicycles. The accommodations were perfect for our dog -- a crate/kennel, the fenced in yard, food and water bowls. We found everything we needed as well. The kitchen is well stocked, the furniture is comfortable, and the location is great. If you don't want to drive back into Port St. Joe to the large grocery store, Cape Trading Post is only 2.5 miles away and has lots of grocery items. It was worth paying a little extra to save so much time. Murray and Emma were very accommodating and made sure we had all that we needed. I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danna for the review, so glad you had a great winter vacation and enjoyed Sandy Paws.
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An absolutely delightful home and the most pet-friendly rental I've ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Once upon a time I worked for the government and I had an arrangement with my boss. I agreed to travel anywhere I was needed and to be away from home for extended periods of time as long as I could travel with my dogs. Of the many fine pet-friendly rentals I have shared with my dogs this was the most pet-friendly. Every amenity you or your dog could want or need is provided by the owners, who are clearly dog lovers. I particularly appreciated the fenced-in yard. My dogs liked the covers on the furniture so that they could curl up with me on the couch in the evenings. The house is clean and well maintained, the beds are comfortable, all the appliances are new and the kitchen is fully equipped. The house is full of good energy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time at Sandy Paws. The house was fabulously comfortable, airy, with the most amazing light all through the day. It was close to the beach and also very close to the State Park which is an awesome bike ride. Our dogs had a fabulous time and really enjoyed every minute. We are so grateful to have found this rental property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nikki for your comments, so glad the pups had a good time too.
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The furry ones and the rest of the family had a great time at this vacation home. It was perfect distance from the beach. The trail was also very convenient to take a stroll down the main street of Cape San Blas. Awesome job by Murray and Emma with this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your review Lindy, hope to have you back one day soon.
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Fantastic vacation rental experience for humans & pups!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Cape San Blas with four teenagers (2 boys and 2 girls) as well as our labradoodle. This was our first experience renting a vacation home, and we didn't quite know what to expect. Sandy Paws was just as advertised, which alleviated all of our concerns. Communication with Murray & Emma was excellent leading up to and throughout our stay! The gulf is a very short walk from Sandy Paws (maybe 5 minutes with a curious dog), and use of the golf cart made it easy to transport everything needed for a lazy day on the beach. Whenever the teens got hungry, they were able to return to the house using the golf cart or on foot without our having to worry about their safety. The fenced yard was a plus for our dog, as she was able to bound through the sand on the beach and then do the same while we utilized the provided charcoal grill in the evening. The house is roomy enough that the teens were able to stretch out and enjoy themselves, and the luxury of each group having their own bathroom cannot be underestimated! We used the bikes to explore the area, and our teens spent several afternoons at Coneheads, an ice cream/Italian ice parlor located a short distance from the house. There is plenty to do here to keep teens busy (state park, snorkeling, hiking, exploring) without the cape feeling touristy. The beach was GORGEOUS and not crowded at all, which was exactly what we hoped. We felt completely at home during our stay at Sandy Paws and will be booking a return trip! Thank you again for sharing your home with us, Murray and Emma. It was the perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam...thanks for your review, sounds like you had a blast which is what we love to hear! hope to catch you next time !...Emma & Murray
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Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

House is just as described and pictured, and owners are very easy to work with and schedule your stay on beautiful Cape San Blas. You are provided with many items to use that aren't usually supplied at a rental house: golf cart, kayaks/life jackets, beach games, skim boards, etc. House is very dog friendly with fenced yard and was very comfortable for our family of 9.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janie, thanks for your review, so glad you had a great time, hope you get back the the cape next year...Emma & Murray
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state park, lighthouse


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Next Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017-18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
cleaning fee £140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

winter rates are $85 per night for stays of 28 days or more plus applicable fees.

Early in 2016, VRBO introduced a service fee which ranges from 4-9% ... this is a VRBO fee and has nothing to do with us and to be honest is simply a money maker for them. Any feedback regarding this fee should be directed to VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
wet bar on ground level

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