|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our home, Cool Change, is a three bedroom, three bathroom home on two levels. The two screened porches and a large open porch, all facing the water, encourage you to enjoy the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico, dine outdoors, relax on a lovely wooden swing, or just watch the sunrises and sunsets. A large kitchen encourages families to cook together or if that is not on the menu for the evening, numerous wonderful restaurants are ten to twenty minutes away. Right outside the downstairs queen bedroom is a large bathroom that includes a laundry with full size washer and dryer. Upstairs another queen master with an ensuite bath, and a bedroom with twin beds. There is an additional full bath upstairs as well as a nook where you could relax, read, or use your computer. Nature has blessed this area and it is home to many birds, including a mated pair of Great Horned Owls, lynx, dolphins, fish, and other animals that appreciate this part of old Florida. This quiet neighborhood offers complete relaxation with easy access to the boardwalk that leads directly to the beach.
Recent updates includes high speed wireless internet and unlimited nationwide calling, a new flatscreen television and DirecTV, a new refrigerator, a glasstop stove and a new outdoor gas grill. The kitchen includes a dishwasher and numerous small appliances. There is dishware enough to feed a large family, seating at the counter for three, and the table easily holds six or more.
Kitchen: fully equipped kitchen including new refrigerator with ice and water in the door, glass top stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and other small appliances. Dishware for 12 and plenty of pots and pans for preparing meals, and a pantry to hold your groceries.
Entertainment: Wi-fi, unlimited national calling, DirecTV, DVD players, TVs in bedrooms and living rooms.
Outdoor: gas grill, screened porches on each level, and open porch with table, chairs and umbrella on first floor. Under house parking for two or three cars, and room in driveway for boat. There is a closet on the ground level with chairs, an umbrella and various toys for the beach as well as a small Weber charcoal grill. Nice outdoor shower has recently been added.
Living area: living room with love seat and matching sleeper sofa (queen) and a swivel rocker, adjacent dining area has glass top table and six chairs, as well as three matching stools at the kitchen counter. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all one large area with windows on two walls overlooking lovely views.
Ground floor: under house parking for two to three cars as well as room for boat in driveway, two clotheslines, covered entrance to home to avoid inclement weather; and an outdoor staircase leading up to open deck and screened porch. A closet holds toys and beach items for your use..
First floor: large living/dining/kitchen area with windows overlooking Gulf of Mexico, a queen master bedroom with TV and a wall of windows overlooking the gulf with a door to the open deck, and a full bath just outside the bedroom which contains the laundry area with full size washer and dryer. A screened porch off the living room has a comfortable wooden swing as well as chairs to enjoy the views.
Second floor: bedroom one: queen master suite with windows overlooking the gulf as well as a very private screened porch with panoramic views, a full bath with large glass door shower, and a walk-in closet; bedroom two: contains two twin beds and large closet; in the upstairs hall is a full bath just outside the bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms have TVs. The upstairs landing includes a lovely little alcove with a comfy wicker chair, table, and lamp.
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and attention during our stay! We much enjoyed Cool Change and the restaurant tips! LOVED Up The Creek Raw Bar! The house was very clean! Thanks again for everything! PS: we had much fun configuring the puzzle...
Terrific owners and a very very nice house, the cape san blas area is a more of a natural area and reminded me of our trip to north captiva island without having to take a ferry. We enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking coffee and tea in the mornings just a beautiful area and house. Only saw around 5 people the whole week, we did see a few more on the beach but not many. Enjoyed walking to the old 1800's lighthouse location and even saw a dolphin swimming parallel to us about 15ft away. We had a great time!
We rented Cool Change for Thanksgiving week 2016.
I arrived Sunday evening with my dog, Maddie. The owner was there to tidy up some things and greet us. The rest of my family joined us later in the week.
He took us in and gave us a tour and went over some of the local sites. Very nice of him to take the time to do that.
About the house: Light, airy, CLEAN, neat as a pin and, well laid out. The location is great with views of the Gulf from the decks. You can fall asleep to the sound of the surf. The beach is an easy 1 block stroll down the community boardwalk. The house is located in a small, quiet neighborhood without drive through traffic.
The kitchen is not the usual "dish-mash" of dollar store dishes, pots and pans. Everything was good quality, matching and, in places you would expect. Plenty of kitchen towels and pot holders. If you rather cook than go to a restraunt, Cool Change will do nicely for you. There is even a gas grill for "shrimps on the barbie". There were plenty of pots and pans to make Thanksgiving dinner for 7.
The bedrooms were very comfortable and well provisioned. The beds were awesome. The morning light streaming in with the sea breeze made for a great way to wake up. Towels were plentiful, (but please bring your own beach towels).
There's an outdoor shower to wash off the sand/salt from the beach.
There is a washer/dryer available in the house.
Parking 4 cars was no issue.
Location: Cape San Blas is a wonderful place to relax away from tikki bars, beach shops and, putt-putt golf of Panama City Beach.
If you like nature, clean beaches, (dog friendly), star gazing, fishing, and, SUP/kayaking, Cape San Blas is for you. There is a bike/jogging/walking path that runs the entire Cape. We saw hawks, eagles, jellyfish, sea turtles and deer. Star gazing at night is amazing.
Port St. Joe is 15 minutes away west, with an nicely stocked grocery store. Appalachacola 25 minutes to the east with fresh from the boat seafood.
My family and I enjoyed Cool Change and the time we spent there. The location of the house was perfect- close to the beach, not so far out the Cape to be a long drive for a "biscuit run" but off the main road a bit. It's a wonderful place to create memories with family, (even the four legged ones). We hope to return soon.
It was perfect.
P.S. The gumbo was awesome. Thank you.
We had a great time, this was our first trip to CSB and we loved the area. The house was great!! Everything you could need was there, it was a beautiful house. We all so enjoyed the porch swing it was an added surprise. We loved getting to bring our dog, Lola. The beach was awesome, we went there everyday and Lola liked it too. Getting in the water is going to take a little longer for her but we enjoyed the water. I'm thinking we will be back to CSB and Cool Change if available.
The area of Cape San Blas and Port St. Joe are great! It is such a small town feel and quite. The house was in a great spot. and Ken was great with telling us some local spots for trails. It was a great trip and we will be back!
This was the best vacation for our family in a long time. The house and proximity to the beach were outstanding! Lots todo and see. Cant wait to come back.
The house was outstanding. The amenities were good, and we loved the grill. Swinging on the screened in porch was very relaxing. Everyone had a great time.
A very quiet laid-back area with many excellent restaurants within 20 minutes. Easy access to St. Joseph Bay for scalloping or fishing, as well as beachfront surf fishing, bicycling on 14 miles of a bike trail minutes from house, pet friendly beach, two convenience stores minutes away, and a large grocery store 10 miles away. The home is on a dune with excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|
|Pet Fee||£81 + Tax|
|Cleaning fee||£130 + Tax|
Ask about last minute or shorter stays if calendar is open.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
A minimum fee of $150 (or 10% (whichever is greater) will be charged on the reservation total of a cancelled reservation only if the property re-rents for the same time period and at the same rate. In the event the property does not re-rent for the same time period at the same rate, all monies paid to Cool Change Properties, LLC will be forfeited.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.