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Beach and Bay access!. Close to State Park! Linens Included!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, w3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whether you love sunning and swimming at the beach or fishing and boating on the bay you'll find the best of both worlds in Cape San Blas. The beach has been voted number one beach in America numerous times and St. Joseph's Bay is know to be one of the top fishing destinations as well. Our house, Sundance Cottage, happens to be right in the middle of both.

Nestled in the sand dunes of Cape San Blas, it is about 250 yards to the deeded accesses of both the beach and the bay. Sunbathers will enjoy the outdoor shower and bathroom after a day on the beach and fishermen will find the fish cleaning station a handy addition after a successful day of fishing. With ample parking underneath the house there is plenty of room to bring your boat or waverunners which can be launched at St. Joseph's State Park, just 2/10 of a mile from the house.

With three bedrooms and three baths (one is outside but the shower and toilet are enclosed), the house will comfortably sleep six people. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, cable TV, private bath, and French doors which lead onto the back deck that overlooks the dunes. There are no other homes behind ours so it is very private on the back deck. The other two bedrooms each have queen-size beds and share the full bath conveniently located in the hall. One of the queen bedrooms has cable TV as well.

Everyone will enjoy watching the 36' TV in the large, comfortable sofas and chairs. You may choose from our selection of movies or bring your favorite VHS tapes, DVD's and CD's to enjoy the entertainment center complete with cable TV, VCR, DVD, and CD player. Bring you laptop and get online with our broadband, wireless, high speed internet connection.

Since Cape San Blas is not known for restaurants and night life we keep the kitchen well stocked with plenty of cookware and utensils and the pantry stocked with spices and staples so you'll be able to cook your fresh catch of the day on the large stainless steel grill on the deck. There is also plenty of deck furniture for outdoor dining as well.

So if you're looking for a place that's somewhat off the beaten path you have found it here. Uncrowded beaches, endless shelling, fantastic fishing, or just boating around the bay are just a few of the things to do. Rent a bike and ride for miles, rent a kayak and ride the waves, or just enjoy the beautiful, serene enviornment with your friends and family. Cape San Blas is not just the 'forgotten coast'...it is also an undiscovered Paradise.

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More Details

Owner
Karen Jones
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2017

About Karen Jones

My husband and I share ownership of this home with his brother and wife. We all own and run a manufacturing business in Northeast Alabama including scaffold manufacturing as well as attachments for skid steers and excavators. In addition to using the home ourselves we allow our employees to vacation there and sometimes entertain customers there.

Karen Jones purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Karen Jones chose North West Florida

We first visited the area several years ago and absolutely fell in love with it. We've always vacationed in the panhandle...mostly Destin and it reminds us of what Destin used to be like when we were kids. We like the laid back atmosphere, uncrowded beaches, excellent fishing and peace and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is only 2/10 of a mile from the entrance to St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park so if you bring a boat you are very close to the boat launch there. Additionally we have an excellent deeded beach access with only private homes there so the beach is never crowded. Our deeded bay access is great for fishing the grass flats for speckled trout and redfish as well as launching a kayak or canoe. Our neighborhood, Peninsula Estates, is very peaceful and quiet so most times you can still hear the surf from our outside decks.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Fireworks ANYWHERE on property.
  • Respect the community...no loud talking or music outside after 10 pm.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The master bath has a tub/shower combo, sink and toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Both Queen bedrooms are convenient to the hallway bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Both queen bedrooms are right next to the hall bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom has a king size bed and ensuite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom uses the hallway bath right across the hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The hallway bath is right next to this bedroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds ( 2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fish or shell cleaning station, Outdoor enclosed shower/toilet

Reviews

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Beach and Bay access!. Close to State Park! Linens Included!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

Great house and owner

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice home. Owner is very responsive. Close to bay and beach. Very quiet beach area with easy access.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a review that I feel is very helpful to my guests and to the point! Everyone looking for a beach vacation is looking for all these things in a rental especially if it's not a gulf front property. This says a lot about the location and access to the beach and those are the questions I get the most. Even though it is not right on the beach now my future guests know from a previous guest that our deeded beach access is quiet and easily accessible!
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Very peaceful! The house was awesome and in a good location. We loved it there and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sundance Cottage is located in a prime location perfectly situated between the beach and the bay with deeded access to both. Plus it's just around the corner from beautiful St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park so it's easy to take advantage of all the amenities offered there including a boat ramp and dock which is available for docking during the day.
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It was fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for our honeymoon. Karen was so understanding and easy to deal with. The entrance to the bay was great. Also, the entrance to the beach was great. We couldn't have been more happier than what we were. Thanks Karen!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having deeded access to both the beach and the bay is one of the great features of our house. We have several guests that return yearly that are kayak fishermen and enjoy the convenience of being able to launch so close to the house. Also our beach access is excellent and private to the residents of our community. Also about 2 blocks from the house there is parking available if you prefer to walk to the community boardwalk that takes you over the dunes and onto the beach. Even better is that now golf carts are available for rent in Port St. Joe and delivery and pickup is included.
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. Everything is clean and beautiful. We come and stay a week and completely relax. The owners are very easy to work with and respond quickly. I highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard in managing every aspect of our home from cleanliness to being available to our guests when they have questions or problems so that they will want to return again. It must be working as we have a number of guests that return every year to vacation at Sundance Cottage!
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5

Excellent place to go when you want to get away.

  • 5 of 5

This house is very nice. It is spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. The beach is easily and quickly accessed. The owner is kind and helpful and will get back in touch promptly. I will definitely come back here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the gulf coast and it was so beautiful! We stayed the week of July 4th and all the locals said it was their busiest week all year, however, to us it was not crowed at all! We loved that we had private beach access and the bay was great too. We used the boat ramp at the state park and spent a few days snorkeling and fishing in the bay. We were disappointed that scallop season was pushed back until the end of July. We also spent lots of time out at the beach and even watched firework on July 4th from the beach.

The house was perfect and Karen was great! We saw deer in the back and enjoyed lots of time outside on the decks! Takes lots of bug spray because bugs were bad especially out at the bay access area. We even had a small situation that may have dampened our trip, but Karen worked with us and it all turned out perfect!

Our favorite place we ate was Skully’s. All they have is low country boil and it was amazing!

My only suggestion is if you are staying longer than a few days take trash bags and toilet paper. The house is only stocked with 1 large trash bag in the kitchen (each bathroom had a small bag) and 1 extra roll of toilet paper. You can buy these things at the trading post nearby if needed.

Overall, AWESOME TRIP!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Panama City

St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park is just around the corner from our house. They have a boat ramp and dock for day docking plus large area on the bay for fishing from the land or wading the grass beds. If you love raw oysters you must visit the Indian Pass Raw Bar which is about a 10 minute drive from the house. Another good place for oysters and seafood is Triple Tails which you pass on the way to our house.

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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
 
Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£128
£912
 
 
Late Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£485
for 3 nights
From
£120
£829
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£448
for 3 nights
From
£108
£746
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 20 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£137
£1,036
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£128
£953
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.01
Damage Deposit £185.02

There is a 3 night minimum stay requirement to book this property. Prices are subject to change. A $250 damage deposit is due upon booking and is refunded after your stay provided all is left in good order with our home as outlined in our rental contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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