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SALTY PAWS - Pet friendly, 2 minutes walk from the beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 King, 1 queen bed, 2 bathroom close to beach, no roads to cross

1 King, 1 queen bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, screened in porch, outdoor shower.

All linens supplied, all kitchen utensils, WiFi, cable TV, phone. Walkway from house to beach, no roads to cross, fenced in yard. Maximum 4 people for comfort.

No additional linens or pull out available.

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.

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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. Emma is a volunteer at Tallahassee animal service center.

Murray & Emma purchased this house in 2013

Why Murray & Emma chose Port St. Joe

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

We bought a place - sandy paws - to enjoy ourselves, spent a year renovating it to be comfortable and inviting. However it turned out that it was rented out so much to pet lovers that we couldn't find time to use it ourselves.

So when this smaller place became available we decided to buy it for ourselves and only periodically rent it to pet lovers. 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

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SALTY PAWS - Pet friendly, 2 minutes walk from the beach.
average rating of 4.8545456 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is now home away from home! Multiple visits and have already booked to come back in October. Little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Allison, so glad it met your needs and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
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Still the perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Salty Paws and it will not be our last! We just love this house! It is perfect for our little family! The kitchen is still well stocked, the beds are comfortable, the living room furniture is cozy, and the beach gear is great (chairs, umbrellas, kayaks)! The fenced yard is awesome and the three dogs we have take full advantage of it! The boardwalk to the beach had definitely undergone some more cleaning up between last year and this year with some new boards (there was 1 loose board).

We love not needing to bring some of the bigger/bulkier dog items like dog beds, crate, and big bowls/buckets for water because they are available at the house! Since we walk the dogs a few times every day on the beach where they swim in the ocean, we adore the outdoor shower to rinse those buggers off and get some of the sand off (and then let them dry out on the screened in porch to avoid the sand!) before coming inside! It's not often you find a rental that is not just dog friendly but is designed for dogs in mind! We really feel like our dogs are welcomed guests rather than tolerated and that is a huge selling point!

We'll be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tena for your great review, we certainly look forward to accommodating you and you pups again in the future.
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Best ever

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in many houses on the cape over the years and Salty Paws was the best. Great location, very clean and well stocked. I loved that there were some spices. Murray was very responsive when we had a problem with the air conditioning and a repairman was there within a half hour. It was fun to have bikes and they were in good condition. All that was missing was a dog and we’re working on that for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Sue, we certainly hope you'll have and bring a pet next time ... the beach is pet friendly so it seems a shame for them to miss out. cheers
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Awesome home! Perfect for our 2 labs and Doberman!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Salty Paws! The house was very CLEAN and pet friendly with a screened in porch, fenced in yard and dog bowls! The board walk is in your backyard and not a bad walk to the beach! Had a great spring break! Will come back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teysha for your review and the feedback for the cleaners - we appreciate if there are any issues we need to address, so this is a good confirmation.
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Love this place~wish I was still there!

  • 5 of 5

For my two puppers, there couldn't have been a better place than Salty Paws! It was our first beach adventure and the little boardwalk trip to the beach was part of the fun. Love the super responsive owners and they supplied a ton of little extras. Book em!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michele for you great review, so happy Salty Paws turned out so right for you and your pups.
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  • 5 of 5

Great place. Perfect for furry friends. My dog never stopped smiling the whole two week stay! The screen porch is awesome and so nice to just have a short walk down the boardwalk to the beach. The house is well stocked and beds are very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your comments Allison, and hope to see you again when you return.
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cape san blas
Car: recommended

This area is known as the forgotten coast, it is ideal for quiet beach activities such as swimming, walking, beach combing etc. Cape San Blas is renowned as a dog friendly beach. There is an 8 mile bike/running track on the cape and the State park has all the activities associated with other State parks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101.75
Pet Fee £18.84
Damage Insurance £44.47

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

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

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