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Nov/Dec openings! Stunning home steps from the beach- perfect holiday escape

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Port Saint Joe - Lion's Paw

4BR/3BA-Sleeps 8- Custom built home with fireplace!

Lion's Paw, a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxuriously appointed home, awaits you in beautiful Cape San Blas. You are less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. The home sleeps 8 comfortably, each room includes a TV with satellite cable. Lion's Paw has a screened in back porch where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy the sounds of real Florida nature. The well-appointed kitchen includes all the tools and amenities to meet your cooking needs. Early risers will enjoy rocking on the front porch and watching the sun rise over St. Joseph's Bay. Wifi and free-long distance calls are included.

Lion's Paw is adjacent to St. Joseph's State Park, a mecca for scalloping, fishing, shelling, sunning, and boating. Named Dr. Beach's #1 Beach in 2004, the beach at Sunset Pointe consists of sugar white sands, large dunes, world-class shells, breathtaking sunsets, and daily dolphin sightings. Just a short 5 minute walk across a beautiful wooden boardwalk where you chance to spot an owl, deer, eagle, or maybe even a bobcat, brings you to the beach. Don't forget to grab the four beach chairs for the ultimate in relaxation for your day at the beach.

Sunset Pointe at Secluded Dunes is where you can truly get away from it all. Enclosed in a private gated community on a spectacular natural Florida wetland, your family will make many memories here. After a day in the sun with your toes in the sand, stop by the gated private pool to cool off.

On the Cape, there are two grocery and sundry stores to provide you with all your needs for your stay in Lion's Paw. If you are hankering for top-notch, world-famous seafood, just a quick jaunt into Port St. Joe or Apalachicola will satisfy your cravings. Indian Pass Raw Bar, commonly featured in Southern Living and Garden & Gun offers a unique local experience that you'll never forget.

If you tire of lying in the sun, Port St. Joe provides boat rentals, deep-sea fishing trips, scalloping adventures, and more. Apalachicola boasts many charming shops and incredible restaurants, making for a fun afternoon trip.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cindy Trubee
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Cindy Trubee

Mike & Elaine, high-school sweethearts who have been married for 37 years, are beach lovers. Elaine enjoys shelling the shores of the Cape and Mike's favorite activity is long walks to the tip of the Cape. Their 2 grown children, Michelle & Mark, love visiting Cape San Blas with their spouses. We all love relaxing and enjoying each others company at beautiful Sunset Pointe.

**Michelle, our daughter, is your VRBO concierge and will assist you in your booking experience. She loves to make every guest's booking experience easy and pleasant. Michelle is the very happy girl in the last picture who eagerly said 'yes!' during the Cape San Blas proposal. 8 years later, she and her husband are excited to vacation on the Cape with their new baby girl and raise a beach baby!

Cindy Trubee purchased this house in 2007

Why Cindy Trubee chose North West Florida

We chose Lion's Paw because of it's secluded and breathtaking location. The 'Real Florida' wetlands that the home is located on and the short walk to the pristine beaches offer a all-encompassing idea of what Florida truly is.

What makes this house unique

Named Lion's Paw after the famous children's novel by Robb White, Elaine has worked hard to instill a bit of the classic tale in the home. Children and adults alike will love the 'ship bunk room' on the second floor. Hanging beds and a rounded ceiling will transport you inside the pages of 'The Lion's Paw.' While you are enjoying the beach, bring along our provided copy of the novel and you'll fall in love with the story, too. Perhaps you will even discover a Lion's Paw shell or two hidden around the home.


based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Nov/Dec openings! Stunning home steps from the beach- perfect holiday escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Gorgeous home. This house is for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was ready for a beautiful stay. We were scheduled for 5 days and 4 nights but unfortunately one of us had an accident. Slipped on the beautiful polished wood floor and broke my leg. Had to cut the trip short, but enjoyed the short time anyway. I would love to try it again sometime.


PS. We stopped at scallops cove to see if we could buy a paddle since we left out kayak paddle at home. They told us they would be glad to loan us one. Just return it when we were done. No charge at all. What nice trusting people.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lions Paw is definitely everything you described and we appreciate your sharing you experience! And, as you mentioned, everyone at the cape has a very "home town" attitude and everyone helps each other - whether you are a "local" or not! We do hope that you come back as soon as you can! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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Loved this beautiful home! Loved this vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect! What a beautiful and wonderfully decorated beach house. This house was furnished with every amenity needed and it was the perfect size for our family; my husband and I, our 3 daughters, their spouses and 2 babies. There was plenty of space in this home for our family to sit and enjoy each other's company or to simply find a quiet space for reading or enjoying a cup of coffee. Our family also enjoyed the seclusion and privacy that this vacation home and vacation location provided. The home was well maintained and the managers were quickly responsive to every need/request that we had. It is definitely on the list of one of our favorite vacation rentals!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Lions Paw is perfect - quiet, secluded, yet close to everything - and the owners have literally thought of everything you could need for your retreat to the beach! We work diligently to make sure our guests have every question answered and every need addressed so that you and your family have the best time to create the memorable moments to last a lifetime! Please do come back and see us soon! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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Wonderful time at Lion's Paw

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Lions Paw, it was very well equipped with all the items you would normally need at home. The outdoor space was really nice. The front and back porches were wonderful to sit on at night and talk with friends. The rooms were very nice size, you didn't feel cramped as I have in other places. Nice neighborhood and short walk to the pool. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lions Paw is a great house in a quiet location with all the amenities you could want to make your stay memorable! Perfectly designed and impeccably decorated, Lions Paw makes you feel at home the moment you walk in the door. The pool and beach are just a short walk away and the porches are great for reflecting on your day at the cape! We do hope you will come back soon! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we enjoyed at Lion's Paw. This is a wonderful house!!! The lay out is fantastic, the furnishing are adorable and it has everything you need. When not at the beach, we thoroughly enjoyed both the front and back porches. The front porch provided morning sun and the back screen porch was amazing in the evenings. We loved sitting out there hearing all the wildlife. The house is very roomy and was great when we entertained a couple of other families. We loved how private this property was. Not one noise at night but the bullfrogs. The beach is a little bit of a walk, but not a real big deal. Once at the beach, it is very quite with not a lot of people. Overall, it was a fabulous family vacation and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home to rent while on Cape San Blas! The outdoor spaces are well thought out. There are rocking chairs on the front porch to enjoy. The screened-in back porch is lovely at night, and there's plenty of comfortable seating and candles! The carport and driveway are spacious enough for a truck, a 21' long boat and a car! This house sits low (for a beach house) so there are minimal steps to get inside. The house interior is beautifully decorated - it does not look 'beachy'! Plenty of space in the laundry room to store coolers and beach bags. We loved all of the extras, including hair dryers, shampoos and conditioners! Lovely place to stay while at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house is wonderful! It has beautifully detailed woodworking, great decor and furnishings, convenient location to pool and beach, great outdoor spaces and a kitchen stocked well with everything you need to relax and enjoy your vacation! We also loved that the section of development this home is in seems in the 'early' stage--meaning not many homes /people/traffic around--perfect for young kids on bikes! We had a really great time staying here with friends and hope to return on a family get-together next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airpt, Panama City
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
3 Dec 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 13 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
14 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £164 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Pet Fee £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

*IMPORTANT: As of February 18, 2016, VRBO has instated a "service fee", which is about 6% of the total booking cost. This is NOT OUR FEE, we would NEVER charge our guests this high fee. Please contact them directly if you would like to provide feedback on this new "service fee."

*Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
*Rental week period is from Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise agreed upon.
*Shorter stays considered during fall, winter, and part of spring seasons at a nightly rate, holiday weekends excluded.
*Minimum 4-night stay required for Labor Day holiday
*Extended stay and monthly rates offered during fall and winter seasons only
*Gulf County tax rate is 12% for the rental amount, pet fee, and cleaning fee.
*A $500 down payment is required to secure your week. The balance is due 6 weeks before your arrival. E-Check or credit card accepted through VRBO.
*ONLY Credit cards accepted if booking is made within 30 days of arrival (no e-checks)
*E-CHECK INCENTIVE: If the FULL ($500 deposit AND balance) rental amount is paid with a cleared electronic check, the guest is entitled to an incentive payable within 10 days of DEPARTURE. This incentive will be applied with the refundable damage deposit.
Incentive Structure: Cost of Trip (less Refundable Damage Deposit)
$500 - 1500 --- $20.00
$1501 - 2500 --- $30.00
$2501 - 3500 --- $40.00
$3501 + --- inquire to determine incentive amount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Saint Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms have ceiling fans
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • 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:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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