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"Bay Hammock" Secluded Bay Front Cottage For Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

On St Joe Bay, Bay access via shared dock, sleeps 2, bikes

Private cottage nestled in tall pines with spectacular views of st. Joe bay and all the amenities of home. Enjoy the views from your screen porch or have a quiet evening relaxing in front of the tv. Cottage is steps away from st. Joe bay, cape sand blas bicycle path or the beach. We provide two bicycle for our guest. The cottage is located on the bike path and just a short walk to the public beach access. Wifi, free long distance and cable TV and gas grill

Dawn Lounsbury
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Dawn Lounsbury

John and Dawn have been enjoying the Cape for the past 20 years and have owned vacation rentals on the Cape for the past 14. We have lived full time on Cape San Blas for 2 years and manage our own properties and a few others. We raised our two sons in St Louis Mo. Our rentals are set up the same as our own home and we hope you will make them your home away from home.

Dawn Lounsbury purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Dawn Lounsbury chose North West Florida

Secluded with St. Joe Bay views and shallow water access. Relax on the screen porch in a comfy rocker.

What makes this cabin unique

Beach and Bay access.

The bay is very shallow so a boat would need to be anchored very far out. Kayaks or paddle boards would be recommended.

double kayak is available for an additional fee.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Port St. Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed on first floor
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

"Bay Hammock" Secluded Bay Front Cottage For Two
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Dauphin Island Alabama

Awesome secluded Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our little dog for two weeks. We really loved this cottage. It was so pretty and comfortable. Romantic and view of the bay just awesome. Easy walking distance to the beach. I went almost everyday with my dog to very wide dog friendly beach. We would highly recommend staying here. The owners were very good to work with and helpful .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, IN

Beautiful place and setting

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your touch of paradise with us. If our schedule permits, we'll see you next year! Special thanks to John for taking the time to show us how a TV works ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Lovely, Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, just like the pictures indicated. The decoration is coastal and cheerful. The view of the bay through the beautiful pine trees was better than the picture showed and we enjoyed starting the day with a walk to the bayside owners' dock - which does not have a deck at the end. So it is still a great place to soak in the view or birdwatch but not a place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. We did that on the screened in deck at our house which was a delightful place if you like living outdoors like we do. Beds and linens were very comfortable. There is a narrow, winding, spiral staircase to the upstairs loft and bed which is either great fun or difficult based on your physical constraints. Wifi was consistent 85% of the time and we never turned on the TV. Furniture was comfortable and the house was immaculate. The kitchen was adequately stocked for simple meals but we enjoyed the variety of restaurants in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Although menus and brochures were provided, we contacted the owners' for their personal favorites. Some owners of other VRBOs I have used have provided this info in the booklet. The owners gave us privacy and we enjoyed a nice conversation with John as he was leaving the property one day. Contrary to some reviews, we found the distance between the VRBO house and the owner's to be quite adequate for a sense of solitude. We appreciated the bikes and beach chairs provided. The walk to the beach is only about half a mile. We highly recommend going to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and accessing the beach from the wilderness section. We had several days there where we had a six mile stretch of white sand beach almost completely to ourselves (after hiking in the forest trail for a mile). Thank you, John and Dawn, for providing such a perfect place to share with my sister for her first trip to Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bay Hammock far exceeded our expectations. The beach house was nicely decorated and felt extremely cozy. Its so close to the beach which was simply amazing and you can bring your dogs on this beach. The beach house has everything you need for cooking if you chose to cook in. The screened in porch was lovely to sit and look at the bay and have a glass of wine. It would be a shame to pass up staying at this VRBO we can't wait to come back this time for a week. The area is very nice and peaceful. Thank you John and Dawn for sharing this place and making our stay very comfortable and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house but lacks privacy.

  • 3 of 5

House is too close to house next door....which is the house of the homeowner. Dock on bay does not extend all the way to the water. You have to drag the kayak out to the bay across dry land.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is approximately 100 ft from Bay Hammock through the woods. We only interact with our guests if they need something. If a guest leaves a dog alone in the house for 3 hours barking continuously we will hear it and be concerned. In this case our guests used our complimentary Kayak (which at low tide has to be pulled out to the water) and their poor fur baby has separation anxiety and was not happy being alone. I told the guests when they returned about their dogs barking, because I personally would be upset if my dog had been barking for 3 hours. Over 50% of our guests travel with their dogs who are wonderful travelers, unfortunately this dog is not comfortable being left alone in a strange place. We welcome our guests and fur babies anytime. Dawn & John
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Would stay there again and recommend to friends. Extremely clean and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Bay Hammock and the kind words. Dawn & John
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Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
Indian Pass Trading Post
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St. Joe Golf Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Sand Bucket
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

Located at the one mile marker on the bike trail (Loggerhead Trail) on Cape San Blas


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 9 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning and Linens £68 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change based on increased occupancy and demand. Book today to lock in your quoted rate. State and local sales tax of 12% will be added to your total charge. Pets will require a non-refundable $100/pet fee. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday with some exceptions during non peak rental periods. 10 days after booking your deposit becomes non-refundable (see Rental agreement) We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect your vacation investment.

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