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Pet Friendly Bay Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage On The Bay, Completely Fenced For Pets

Newly remodeled bay cottage in quiet location. Fully fenced yard, bay access at end of property, great for kayaking & paddle boarding.

Open floor plan, 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds - linens included, all have bay view. Maximum 6 people please.

Brand new bathrooms with river rock showers.

Use of golf cart included, 2 minutes to beach. 8 mile bike trail on cape.

Property is only a quarter mile from St Joe State park which is great for hikes.

all of our properties are pet friendly with no pet fees, their #'s are: 382844, 481068, 770771, 844069

We do insist upon the VRBO insurance option as opposed to the refundable deposit, as it's a cleaner process and guests are not out $1500 until any damage issue is resolved.

More Details

Murray & Emma
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Australian, Canadian & New Zealandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Murray & Emma

we own an all natural pet food store/boutique in Tallahassee, have 3 dogs that always share this house with us, and support pet adoption causes.

Murray & Emma purchased this house in 2015

Why Murray & Emma chose Port St. Joe

The most pet friendly beach in Florida, beautiful un-spoilt beaches, quiet location.

What makes this house unique

taking the dogs for an early morning romp on the beach, sipping cocktails whilst watching the fabulous sunsets over the gulf, and sunrises over the bay if you're up in time.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Pet Friendly Bay Cottage
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Guntersville, AL

Amazing home to rent, right on the bay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Soggy Paws, especially our fur babies. The owners had everything we needed for a pups (very petfriendly). Very accommodating to all of us..4 or 2 legged. We all loved the bay very much. Kayaks, and golf carts were great to use. Soggy Paws is a beautiful getaway. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennesaw, GA

Turkey at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Thanksgiving stay at Soggy Paws. We've been coming to the Cape for many years and it seems to get more beautiful as time passes. Soggy Paws was perfect - immaculate, well appointed (even dish machine and laundry soap, not to mention a golf cart, bikes, and kayaks!), and perfectly situated on the bay side. November is a fantastic time to be in the Panhandle, with excellent weather for bike riding, long walks on the beach (the dogs were thrilled), or just lazing on the back porch with a good book (no mosquitoes!!). Thank you, Murray and Emma, for providing such a gracious vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joelle for your review, we too were on the cape over thanksgiving and appreciated the glorious weather and fabulous beach.
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Pittsburgh, PA area

Awesome, peaceful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this vacation was perfect! We love Cape San Blas - this was our 4th vacation week on the cape. The beach is clean, sand is white, and there are no crowds. Activities include snorkeling in the bay and gulf, kayaking in the bay, sunbathing, boating and fishing. It's fun trying all of the different restaurants - no chains here! Our favorite is Killer Seafood in Mexico Beach. Panama City Beach is a day trip that we've taken several times. Great snorkeling at the state park there. The state park on Cape San Blas is nice & close to the house. The harbor is a calm area to snorkel, kayak, or just swim.

The house had everything that we needed, including the updated kitchen & bathrooms. The open concept living area was so comfortable & relaxing. The back deck allows for beautiful views of the bay.

The best thing for us, though, was the fenced yard and the pet-friendly owners. Our dogs enjoy their vacation so much more when they can run & play outside. They quickly learned that the back gate led to bay & couldn't wait to go romp in the water. There is a hose at the bottom of the front stairs to rinse the dogs off & the front deck was a great place for them to dry off. Inside, there were large dog beds for comfortable naps.

The home owners are very accommodating and accessible for any questions or issues.

We have already booked this home for our next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy for your feedback, we really appreciate guests taking the time to review. Looking forward to seeing you next year.
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Lagrange, Georgia

Wonderful Family Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay for the whole family. Everything you could possibly need, except food, is made available for your stay. We have stayed in pet friendly locations before, however, this was the first that was actually fenced in so we didn't have to worry about Jax wandering off. He was the most behaved we've had him, even more than at home! It's like he knew it wasn't his territory. The home was beautiful! Everything was up to date to include the appliances and bathrooms; you can tell the property owners take great pride in their property. The kayaks were great to just putt around in the bay and the golf cart was extremely useful to get us all back and forth to the beach. For once, we actually felt like we were in a relaxing vacation area; not busied with all the tourist hubbub. It was also so nice to not be over run with people at the beach. I would definitely recommend this property for a getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your great review Alan and look forward to you at Soggy Paws next time.
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Great house near the state park

  • 5 of 5

The house was decorated beautifully, and had everything you could need. Even after the storm and the owner working with us to make sure we still wanted to come the house was perfect! Thanks we had a great Weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin, glad the storm didn't impact your trip, but they say even a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work.
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This home was in a beautiful location and had all the extras we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

There were no surprises and surpassed our expectation. Staying at the house gave us the opportunity to play in the back yard and full access to the bay by a boardwalk on the property. The pictures posted of the property didn't give me clear understanding of where the access to the bay was, but you cannot see the boardwalk, which is directly behind the house and straight to the bay water. There is a raw shore which has sea grass and is perfect for days that are hot and plenty of walking distance to place kayaks or paddle board on the shore. Many toys to play with from bikes to paddle board and kayaks to taking rides to the beach for sunset on the golf cart. The water in the bay is as clear and smooth as a lake and shallow enough for all ages to enjoy. The bay had many nature lovers' experiences from seeing horseshoe crabs, sea urchins and sand-dollars, and beautiful sun rises. Our visit we had the full moon rise on the bay and it was absolutely breath taking. We loved the area because of the undeveloped of the area and lots of wooded areas and public accesses to beaches, natural trails and marsh areas. This is old Florida at its' best! Seating in the living room and looking out onto the water through the pine trees was so relaxing. Not over populated with people and no traffic. The cape has great food and many great places just a few miles in both directions east and west on 30E. The entire property perimeter was fenced and our dog enjoyed plenty of space to explore. Many pet friendly places are not as clean and smell like dog. This is a beautiful home and fresh and recently renovated. No pet after smells and very clean. Thanks for opening up your beautiful home! We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michell for taking the time to review Soggy Paws, we are so glad it met all your needs and really appreciate the in depth comments you kindly provided.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Cape San Blas
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £122 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.0%

winter rates are $85 per night for stays of 28 days or more plus applicable fees.

Early in 2016, VRBO introduced a service fee which ranges from 4-9% ... this is a VRBO fee and has nothing to do with us and to be honest is simply a money maker for them. Any feedback regarding this fee should be directed to VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cape Breezes in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms with river rock showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 bedrooms. 2 queen bedrooms 2 twin beds in one bedrrom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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