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Scallop Season is July 25th - September 10th....Book Early!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,010 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

Charming Downtown Cottage. Sleeps 6. In The Heart Of Town & Steps To The Bay!

Welcome home to this charming cottage in the heart of Port St. Joe! Relax and enjoy all that our unique area has to offer with all the comforts of home. Bay Town Cottage is one of the best locations in Port St. Joe, less than a block to St. Joe Bay and the historic downtown shopping district. Just a block away from the City Pier and public boat ramp, tennis courts and the Pirate Ship park for the kids. The City Beach and Port St. Joe Marina are just a few short blocks away. Location, location, location!

This quaint Florida style cottage is full of character and charm. Original tongue & groove walls and ceilings and original hardwood floors throughout, with tiled kitchen & bath and berber carpet in the bedrooms. The coastal cottage decor is fresh and inviting. Spacious front porch with rockers and benches to relax and enjoy the warm Gulf breeze while listening to live local bands at venues down the block. This front porch offers one of the best places to sit and watch the fireworks every 4th of July and New Years Eve!

Bedroom #1 features a Queen Pillowtop Bed and plush pillows. Bedroom #2 has 2 Queen Beds and lots of pillows. The back room functions as an optional 3rd Bedroom with a Futon which converts to a comfortable Double Bed. The Living Area is cozy and comfortable and features a 32' flat screen TV and DVD player. The separate Dining Room features seating for 6 with 4 additional dining trays to accommodate all guests. The light & airy Kitchen is well stocked for enjoying meals at home with everything you need from utensils to blender. For those who like to grill out, there is a charcoal grill and grilling gazebo out back. The lush and shady backyard features a tiled patio and outdoor dining table as well. The front cobblestone parking area has ample space for parking your boat and trailer. Winding cobblestone and oyster shell paths around the perimeter of the property along with a white picket fence and lanai give this home lots of old Florida coastal charm.

Port St. Joe is truly a one-of-a-kind place...come home to Bay Town Cottage and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Just make sure to adjust your watches...this is a place where time doesn't actually stop, but it sure gets a little break! Enjoy!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a NON-SMOKING property. Smoking is prohibited on-site and is strictly enforced.

More Details

Sabrina Burke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Sabrina Burke

We are a local family...we live right here in Port St. Joe and we LOVE IT! Mitch was born and raised in Port St. Joe and is now an elected county official. Sabrina is originally from Albany, Georgia, but has called Port St. Joe home for over 17 years and owns a local real estate business. This property was purchased in 2006 and we have been enjoying it ever since. Originally purchased as a downtown office, we converted the property back to its original roots as a charming downtown cottage in 2010. We have enjoyed staying here and pretending we were on vacation...walking and biking to downtown restaurants and shopping...kayaking and boating on the Bay...biking to the parks. Why go anywhere else?! We hope that you'll enjoy Bay Town Cottage as much as we have!

Sabrina Burke purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sabrina Burke chose North West Florida

This charming cottage is one of the best downtown locations in Port St. Joe! Everything to do in town is within walking distance...you can park your car and put away your keys until time to check out...this is what rest and relaxation is all about!

What makes this cottage unique

The most unique benefit...and best benefit...is that you have a LOCAL owner right here in Port St. Joe to assist you with any of your needs during your stay. Whether you need a recommendation for where to get a pedicure...the best place to get fresh oysters...or where to get your fish cleaned...you name it, we can point you in the right direction! We look forward to you staying with us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

In Scotland we believe that to hand out a blessing will have a thousand blessings returned. To the Burkes I wish you God's Blessings. For this house, such a beauty, a wee jewel, is the crown that is Port St. Joseph. This is a greeting from a Scotsman, a "vagabond" who found refuge and peace and sanctuary whilst staying here.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Pedestal sink and tiled shower/tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Optional 3rd Bedroom with Futon that converts to Double Bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Port St. Joe offers many activities and attractions for you to enjoy and discover.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Scallop Season is July 25th - September 10th....Book Early!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 30 reviews
Port St Joe

Good Home/Good People

  • 5 of 5

Sabrina and Mitch (owners) were were accommodating. They made me feel welcome and were happy to provide me with information about the area as I looked for permanent relocation. This property is a great quaint old style Florida home/cottage. It's a very desirable street in Port St Joe, as it is as close of a walk to downtown as you can get. The home is located on the 1st block to the Bay with nightly views of the sunset.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property itself was great, misleading about how close the beach and things to do were. Nice !

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay just a little to far from beach. Cottage was just as described online.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage! We are already booking our stay for next year!

  • 5 of 5

Sabrina was super fast responding to our emails and the cottage had everything we needed! Will plan on staying here for many years to come!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Close to the state park and cape San Blas where the beaches are beautiful. Very clean house. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and in the back yard in the evenings. Owner was very nice and it was an enjoyable experience overall.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural North Louisiana

Ideal Location to Enjoy Heart of Beach Community

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy, and the layout is ideal for a smaller home. We were able to place two kiddos in the front bedroom, while us adults spread out in the middle bedroom with two beds, and our other two kiddos were in the end/sun room on the other side of us. The back room featuring the futon is a nice, sunny space with lots of room for the futon converted into a full-sized bed, our full size pack-n-play, and our large luggage open in the floor. The jack-and-jill bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, front porch, and back yard suited our needs perfectly. The house is clean, full of natural light, and very charming. The washing machine was indispensable for a beach vacation for a family of six!

Sunday, we spent time at the cottage and rested after traveling. We filled up a kiddie pool and spread out our outdoor blanket soaking up the shade from two magnolia trees and the heavenly scent of the abundant jasmine bordering the yard. That evening, we snagged a meal at Toucan's in Mexico Beach and enjoyed the pirate playground seen in the pictures of the cottage.

Monday, we drove to the state park and enjoyed the fabulous beaches and wildlife. It is a bit of a drive from the cottage compared to some other beaches, but the abundant shells and enchanting sea creatures made it a family favorite.

Tuesday, we ventured out to the shops downtown - just a few short blocks from the cottage and a very pleasant walk. Lots of nice variety a few steps away. Tuesday evening we went on a sunset cruise by Sea Horse Safaris, as suggested by Sabrina. It was definitely a highlight of the trip!

Wednesday, we hit the biking trails and enjoyed the playgrounds in the morning, and we made mosaics in the afternoon at The Artery Studio - a great place to get creative and make meaningful souvenirs.

Thursday, we enjoyed Mexico Beach in the morning and then took a drive to the Indian Pass Raw Bar for lunch. We continued on to Apalachicola to enjoy the old fashioned soda shop and other stores there. We drove even further to St. George Island to see the nice lighthouse there and the playground next to it.

Friday, we wrapped up our last day with another day at the state park beach, as requested by our kiddos. In the evening, we were able to enjoy a delicious meal at Provisions. We highly recommend the lobster bisque.

The cottage is clean, well-located, and charming, Sabrina is easy to work with, and everything was as advertised. We hope to return!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect! Quite area no traffic during spring break and only 5 mintue drive from a beautiful public beach. Not only was it beautiful, but very clean and we'll taken care of. What you see in the pictures is what the home looks like to the "t". Dealing with the owners was amazing! Sabrina and her husband know what customer service is all about! My kids loved the house especially the front porch, early morning walks down to the pirate ship play ground and evening walks around the bay finding hermit crabs! Downtown is literally 2 blocks away and the Mexican restaurant is a must! We found our new getaway!!

Zak & Kendra

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Joe Bay Country Club - public course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
1/2 block to HWY 98 and to HWY 71
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Just 1/2 block to Sunset Coastal Grille waterfront
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Beaches in every direction, closest is WindMark
Car: recommended

Port St. Joe is old Florida at its best. The historic downtown shopping district is where visitors to the area are encouraged to explore and discover the quaintness of the Port St. Joe community. Most downtown shops and restaurants are run by locals who have been described as 'the friendliest people you will ever meet'. For the individual who is searching for the right opportunity to leave the 'concrete jungle' behind to re-invent their life, the opportunities are endless in our neck of the woods. To quote one of our local establishments, Indian Pass Raw Bar, 'Throw open the car door and kiss the ground. You are here.'

Local festivities include a number of annual events. One of the most popular is the Scallop Festival, held in late summer each year. Christmas On The Coast and the Independence On The Coast (July 4th) are also popular events for tourists and locals alike. Other weekend activities include fishing tournaments, music in the park events, sporting events, and parades. There's always something to do in this quiet coastal community. This is a place where you can always make time for a sail when the breeze is blowing, and where Friday afternoons are for fishing. After all, this is a fishing town. And if you want to know the best places to fish, ask any local. In Port St. Joe everyone knows where the fish are biting.

Come July, our area is known for scalloping. Snorkle in the grass beds or wade barefoot off the shoreline, either way you'll discover the sweetest tasting scallops you've ever put in your mouth. And who knows, you may even see a sea turtle or dolphin along the way. The treasures of St. Joe Bay are bountiful.

Whether boating, fishing, kayaking, scalloping, shelling, horseback riding or just relaxing on the beach...you are about to discover a truly one-of-a-kind place!


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
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July Holiday Week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Linen/Cleaning Fee £77.3 + Tax
Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 12.0%

Week of 4th of July holiday is a minimum 1-week stay. Otherwise 3-night min. required.

Snowbirds welcome Dec.-Feb. at monthly rate of $1,800/month. Call for details.

If you should have to cancel your reservation or reschedule, please notify us immediately in writing. 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival date. If less than 60 days, refer to terms of Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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