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DIRECT OCEANFRONT VILLA with ocean front pool....just steps to the sand and pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bd 2 1/2 Ba*DIRECT GULF FRONT*sleeps 6*w/pool shared by only 12 units

Welcome to our Gulf front townhome at the Cape Villas. Located just steps from the gulf front pool and a very private wide beach. This area is a place where the beach and nature collide to make a magical vacation spot. Certainly one to experience.....and one you will never forget.

Floor Plan: Ground Level-kitchen with new cabinetry and laundry closet; dining area, ½ bath and gulf front living room. The living room includes a sleeper sofa, large flat screen TV and Blu-Ray player and opens onto the nicely furnished, gulf front screened porch. 2nd Level-Bedroom 1 – queen bed, flat screen TV, balcony and a full bath with tub/shower combo; and Bedroom 2 – gulf front master bedroom with king bed, flat screen TV, full bath with tub/shower combo and a gulf front screened porch. with nice, sturdy furniture and a ceiling fan.

Lasinda McDaniel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Lasinda McDaniel

We are the McDaniel family from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. My husband grew up in Georgia and I grew up in Alabama. We vacationed with our families on the Gulf growing up. It has always been a dream of ours to own our own beach home on the panhandle of Florida. There quite simply is no other beach that compares. We visited the Cape San Blas area a few years ago and fell in love with the uncrowded beaches and abundant wildlife and natural beauty. We knew then that this is the place we would live someday. We are so thankful our three children will grow up making memories here at the beach. We are happy to share this place with you and your family.

Lasinda McDaniel purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Lasinda McDaniel chose Port St. Joe

We chose this beach home because of the beautiful quite area. And, we loved the idea of having a home located between the historic towns of Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola.

What makes this townhome unique

Our beach home is located directly on the Gulf.....beautiful views and uncrowded beaches...and a Gulf front pool shared by only twelve homes. Our home and beach are dog friendly :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Copied verbatim from our listing for this property at vrbo listing# 468253.

This condo is so clean and well furnished. Everything is so convenient and well selected for the beach. And the beach is just a few steps outside the screened porch. The owner even leaves a welcome basket with food for the first night, morning and snacks. My Shi Tzus loved looking out the porch and people and dog watching. They loved walking on the beach. I recommend this property for anyone who loves the beach. I plan to return next year.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , located on first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private deck and bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gulf Front deck with private bath
  • Both Bedrooms have flat screen tvs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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DIRECT OCEANFRONT VILLA with ocean front pool....just steps to the sand and pool
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 25 reviews

Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This had to be one of the loveliest spots in the area. The bayou was so neat... loved catching crabs and seeing the birds! The beach was beautiful and the home had everything you could possibly need for the stay there! We loved it so much, we didn't want to leave!!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love the bayou, too:) It is our favorite attribute of our little area of the the beach.
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We had a great time! The weather was perfect and all the neighbors were very sweet and helpful

  • 5 of 5

Make sure u go the Indiana pass, the sea food was great and they had karaoke on Thursdays and Fridays, and a live band on Saturday

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liked having the pool, first floor level living directly to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Liked the quiet secluded area and the ability to bring our dog along. Would like to stay longer next year. Thank You

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starkville , ms.

location location location

  • 4 of 5

absolutely stunning sunrises and sunsets at this perfect location on the gulf. hundreds of different kinds of seashells to be collected! crabs in the canal were fun to catch.only steps to the water. the townhouse was a little dated but we are not into fancy. oh and we caught whiting while shore fishing. would come here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Even though a hurricane postponed our vacation a day, we had a wonderful time! The owner was always keeping us up to date! Loved the view and easy access to the beach. The sunsets we beautiful each night. We even saw a bald eagle in the tree behind the condo! Went kayaking at Happy Ours with turtles surfacing around us. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Alabama

Old cover photo,more recent photos needed

  • 2 of 5

First let me preface this review:I've rented many times over the years on VRBO never lost a deposit or had any complaints from the owners,try to keep my expectations reasonable as photos can at times be old,the description needs updating.I choose based on location which sometimes can be hit or miss(kinda like buying on Amazon).the condo was a bit dated but clean with a few small yet noticeable exceptions(in all fairness I'm no clean freak but do maintain a two dog home with all white linens,bedding and towels so I do have a high standard)no detectable smell of previous doggies.Kitchen well stocked and clean(need new coffee maker ,it works just old with a rusty warming plate but other appliances newish),yes there are many beach chairs and an umbrella or 2.To get to the beach from back yard you'd have to maneuver down a fairly steep drop off 3ft to a small beach approx 20'x10',wade through bayou to get to the beach or walk out front door across parking lot then thru 2 neighboring homes' yards to cross a bridge,cross sand dunes.As for the beach white sand very densely compacted,not soft,vehicles often drive this stretch(they allow not just ATVs but trucks/cars like Daytona beach).The water isn't blue,more murkish brown due to the bayou.Restaurants or other outings are few.You can go horseback riding or cayaking,but little else.Its no PCB.If PCB is the Redneck riviera,then this must be the backwoods Daytona(yes I've been there and this beach is near comparison,flat and compacted, with less nearby to do).In summary,if you don't mind a challenging trek to get to the beach of a beach front condo and plan to mostly cook on vacation,don't mind the aforementioned then this is your place.The owners can't change the beach/bayou or the surrounding area,no blame on them their condo gets an B+A- rating,,location D+/maybe a C.Just want future renters to know what I didn't before I paid for rental.pros and they told me "the bayou constantly changes" but left out the finer details and no new photos when requested.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a bit unfair for this reviewer to rate our place 2-star when she considers it a "B+ or A-"(her words). It is like going to smalltown USA and expecting to be in NYC. We have a 5-star average review rating for a reason. We have guests who return annually. Our place is booked around 45 wks/ is very popular. It seems to me that this reviewer wasn't familiar with the “Forgotten Coast.” I would advise anyone before booking to do your homework on the area to which you will be traveling.The Cape San Blas/Indian Pass area is a beautifully natural and rural area.There are no high-rise condos, goofy golf, go-carts, theatres, etc. If that is the sort of place you are looking for..this is not the place for you.This area is uncrowded and quiet with beautiful unspoiled beaches and lots of wildlife. There are no concrete canals for storm drainage or beach grooming machines running all night. Nature simply does it’s thing. The area is quite special and unique. It truly is one of the only remaining “natural beaches” left on either coast of Florida. Here, you can still take your pets for walks on the beach and build a bonfire at night right on the beach. It is not comparable to Daytona. Only permitted vehicles are allowed on the beach. Very few have these permits. You may see 2 cars on the beach in a week. Compacted sand and "murky" water while this guest was there was because they arrived between Hurricanes Maria and Nate. There had been extremely tides, wind, and storm drainage. The beach is like any on the panhandle. There are several very good restaurants within 15 min. I always advise our future guests of the potential access conditions weeks before their arrival. Most often, the bayou does not affect beach access. When it does affect access, the walk to the beach via the bridge is 5 min..this is not a challenging walk. The conditions change within a matter of hours depending on rain, wind, and tides. It is nature after all. I truly care about our guests and do everything I can to assure their stay is a good one. I think this is evident in our previous reviews. I must say, I have never encountered a guest like this one. After attempting to get me to allow them to stay for free all week, they returned home and asked for money in exchange for a positive review. I will never buy a review. My suggestion is to compare all our recent reviews to this one.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar

Our beach home is conveniently located between the historic towns of Port St. Joe to the West and Appalachacola to the East


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day Week 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall/Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £90.7 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.58 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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