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Pet friendly, 2 bed, 2 bath home, 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
Speaks English, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 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 2013

Why Murray & Emma chose North West Florida

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Pet friendly, 2 bed, 2 bath home, 2 minutes walk from the beach.
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
Bessemer, MI

Loved the uncrowded sandy beach! Great house too!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Florida Panhandle and Cape San Blas. The beautiful white sand beach is just a 1/4 mile down the boardwalk. We're small-town Lake Superior people, so we loved the sparsely-populated, sandy beach!

Our hosts, Murray and Emma, were a pleasure to work with and to visit with in person. The screen porch and fenced yard were peaceful, private, and perfect for us and our dog. The interior of the house is nicely laid out, with the two bedrooms & baths separated by the common living space and easy to clean laminate floors throughout. It is nicely decorated in a very beachy colors and theme! The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc. This dog-friendly house even had dog beds and dog bowls!

Every day, we walked or ran on the beach and biked on the Loggerhead Run Bike Trail. We kayaked in the crystal clear water of the Bay and in the Gulf, where we enjoyed the antics of dolphins.

Late in the afternoon, we were back in the screen porch enjoying cocktail hour, until it was time to go back to the beach to watch the sun set.

Almost every night, we fell asleep with the patio door cracked open, listening to the waves on the shore.

Our absolutely favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner was Provisions in Port St Joe, where the food was superb! For Happy Hour on the Cape, Scallop RePUBlic, and in Port St Joe, the Thirsty Goat at the Port Inn. We drove to Apalachicola a few times for a craft brew at the Oyster Bay Brewing Company.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb for the in depth review, we're so glad the Cape was as enjoyable to you as we have found it for the last 7 years. Please come back some day.
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Atlanta, GA

Awesome relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Salty Paws! House had everything we needed, and was less than a 5 minute walk on the walkway to the beautiful quiet beach. Having the fenced yard was perfect for our dog who is used to spending lots of time outdoors in our fenced yard at home. The bed was really comfortable as well. We made use of the bicycles at the house for a quick ride to the state park. This was our first visit to Cape San Blas but I think we will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for your kind review. We are biased but glad that others find the Cape to be something special too.
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Doggone Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Stayed two months at Salty Paws with my two labs. Perfect location to reach beach or walking/bike path quickly. Fenced yard was a must, and this one is large and secure. Great cell coverage on the Cape is dicey, but the wi-if in the house is great! Home is comfortable with everything you need, and the screened porch was a favorite hangout. We saw deer right outside the fenced area, bobcats at the entrance to the Cape and around milepost 3, and pelicans (my personal favorite) everywhere daily. Drive to Port St. Joe is only about 20 minutes, Apalachicola around 30 minutes. Both towns have good restaurant choices (fried shrimp at Owl Cafe in Apalachicola should not be missed, and the Thai chicken salad at Provisions in Port St Joe is a great change up from seafood), as well as music venues to enjoy (Bowery Station in Apalachicola was a fav). Paddy's on St. George Island has Monday night Trivia at 7pm which is lively and fun and worth the drive. Lynn's Raw Bar in Eastpoint is excellent. Oh, and Oyster City Brewery in Apalachicola is a great place to relax with a beer. Would stay here again if it wasn't already reserved, but looking forward to enjoying another of Murray and Emma's properties next year instead.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your great review, so glad you made the most of everything on and around CSB. Next year you won't have to go as far to get a craft beer ... Scallop RePUBlic is opening up on the Cape!!
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Another perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our second stay at Salty Paws and already can't wait to get back! The house is so beautiful, clean, and had everything you could need for a great vacation. It's so great to stay at a place that doesn't just allow dogs but welcomes them with open arms. With dog beds, a fenced in yard, and very understanding home owners, our dogs had a great vacation as well! The location is perfect! We rode bikes (already at the house) to the park, enjoyed our boardwalk to the beach, and drove just 3 miles to the general store when we needed something.We cooked which saved us lots of money and did our laundry at the house so we didn't come back with any dirty clothes. Staying here is truly a relaxing vacation you won't regret. We love staying at Salty Paws and creating memories with our wonderful dogs!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Irene for your review, so glad you had a great time and we look forward to your return.
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salty paws

  • 5 of 5

inside and out everything a beach lover with dogs could ask for. We will return and thank you for the lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and perfect place for families and their pooches!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property on the cape and it was even better than our first. Everything about this place was perfect for our family of four and our beloved dog. The house is beautifully decorated with nautical decor, super clean, and has everything we needed for ourselves and our dog. We loved being able to take our dog and kids to the beach together. The yard is large and fenced and we could let our dog out worry free to run around and play. She loved chasing the lizards! This place is also a short walk to the beach and my kids really enjoyed having the boogie board and floats to play with in the water.The owners are also very friendly and would always respond very quickly to any questions we had. This is our favorite beach vacation spot we have found and we plan to come back every year! Thanks Murray and Emma for opening this beautiful home to us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Prices for this holiday house 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
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
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
cleaning fee £104.36 + 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

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