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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,010 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


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:
19 September, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for the past couple of years and plan on staying for many years to come!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port St. Joe is the best area to vacation! We have returned for our second time. we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Best spot to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with son and grandsons. The Burke home was extremely clean and comfortable and the location was excellent for our boating needs and outings. Sabrina Burke is a lovely person and was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. I would not hesitate to stay again when the home is available!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was exactly what we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Well located, decorated, provisioned. Would rent again and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect quiet getaway. Charming and comfortable cottage. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house. Situated in a peaceful location but within a short walk of the amenities of Port St Joe it was all we could have wanted.

Pleasant to sit on the porch at any time and all the passers by called out hello or waved, charming USA at its best. The pace of life is slow and measured and people take the time to enjoy each others company and the fantastic local area.

There were a couple of minor negative points. We arrived after a storm and there was a large branch on the porch when we arrived which may have broken the arm on one of the chairs however it did appear to have some rot so as a gent of larger proportions I avoided sitting in it! There was also no kettle, have stayed in numerous places across the USA and this is the first time we have not had one provided. Did I say that without sounding too English? We live on tea! Neither of these issues detracted from our enjoyment though.

Although listed to sleep six I would think more than 4 would be very tight, especially with only one bathroom which is a Jack and Jill between the bedrooms. Its style, size and décor though are its quintessential charm though.

I would be delighted to return to this rental. Actually I would like to own it and live in it but sadly renting it is likely to be our only option!

Thanks for a wonderful time

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £151.64
Linen/Cleaning Fee £75.82 + Tax
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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