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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

Private home owned by two families who enjoy spending time on Cape San Blas.

Our home, Cool Change, is a three bedroom, three bathroom home on two levels and is a Saturday to Saturday rental. 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.

Home layout:

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Swider
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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...
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , includes laundry facilities in this bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is part of the queen master on second level.
  • Three full bathrooms -- the main floor bathroom also includes laundry facilities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two queen bedrooms and one bedroom with twin beds. Bedroom on main floor also has laundry facilities as well as a door to the outside deck; master queen on second level has ensuite bathroom and private screened porch, twin bedroom is on second level and an additional full bathroom is in the upstairs hallway right outside the twin bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Nice location, extremely clean and very friendly area!

  • 5 of 5

Great week in April at Cape San Blas! The house was neat and tidy, and had everything we needed. Very welcoming after a long drive from Wisconsin. Enjoyed the gas grill with fresh seafood and local restaurants are friendly and delicious. The week was relaxing, and we enjoyed riding up to 20 miles a day on our bikes with our 9 and 11 year old girls. The bike path up to the star park is wonderful! Overall, we loved what The Cape had to offer! Not commercialised or busy with traffic. The beaches are powdered sugar and untouched!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with everything you need for a relaxing week at the beach. Great views from deck and screened in porches!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Cool Change as your vacation spot -- we hope you will return!
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jefferson city, missouri

lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this lovely home. Nancy, I can't thank you enough for the use of your home. Our son and his wife and 10 year old son kayaked every day, either at the bay at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park where his son safely played in the shallow waters of the bay or put their kayaks in down the road at the roadside park and nightly had bonfires on the beach. We walked our dog on the beach every morning. The sunrises were magnificent. A good time was had by all and we hope to come back soon. We enjoyed having the upstairs for our family so they could be active and we could walk at our own pace and plan our day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay here and do hope you will return.
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"Cool Change" is a "cool" place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to "Cool Change" was awesome. One of the most peaceful and "laid back" locations we've enjoyed in Florida. The home was everything we expected and more. Spacious, well-cared for, all the modern conveniences, and the owners were great people to deal with. They went out of their way to accommodate our rental dates and helped us find another suitable place for next winter.

The rental has easy access to the beautiful beaches and the great "shelling" of Cape San Blas as well as being within close driving distance of area stores, restaurants, fishing and other local attractions.

Anyone wanting to spend time relaxing and enjoying a great home and location, I think, would not find a better spot than "Cool Change", especially for a family or small group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class house with great owners

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scot for the nice review. We are happy you stayed in our home and hope you'll consider returning...we love it here and know you did too!
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Just A Wonderful Place and Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting the Cape and staying in Cool Change! It is always such a pleasure to have good renters and people like you who enjoy the area as much as we do. We hope you will be back soon!!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
ECP - Panama City, Florida
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St. Joseph Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Triple Tails
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas beaches
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
4 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
13 May 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Cleaning fee £123.68 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

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