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Secluded Bay Front Cottage For Two, Double Kayak for exploring

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 2)

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. Free Wifi, free long distance and cable TV and gas grill.

Dawn Lounsbury
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

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.

Why Dawn Lounsbury chose Port St. Joe

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

What makes this house 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 Amenities for this vacation house rental in Port St. Joe, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A late check-out fee of $100/half hour will be assessed after 10am
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Bedroom - 1 king , TV in bedroom
  • King size bed on first floor
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We provide beach chairs and some beach gear to you to use on the beach.


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Secluded Bay Front Cottage For Two, Double Kayak for exploring
average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews

Great Place for some rest & relaxation!!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage was just what we needed! Everything is as pictured and stated in the description. It has a beautiful view and is nice and quiet. My husband and I enjoyed the roomy screened in porch in the mornings with our coffee. You can ride the bikes all over the peninsula for miles, walk to the beach, kayak in the Saint Joseph Bay right out the door.

You need to bring bug spray for the gnats and no-see-um (they are very small little black bugs that bite).

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find. Relaxing. Quiet. Out-of-the-way...

  • 5 of 5

This property is great. The location is on the quiet, bay side of Cape San Blas. It's tucked away in a quiet pine hammock that gives great views of the bay. The building is a great design, well-built with great craftsmanship and terrific, tasteful interior design. Cape San Blas is a great getaway. Everything you need for a getaway is provided at the property (including bikes). The area is a little tougher to get to than some other places, but that's what makes it unique and special. You'll be glad you made the trip. There's plenty to do at Cape San Blas as well as in nearby Port St. Joe. But if you're looking to chill and relax; a good book, your favorite beverage and sitting on this beach cottage's front porch is all you need. A true retreat.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean, beautiful and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a couples’ getaway. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, charming, comfortable, very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, just a few years old, very well maintained, very clean, cozy, quiet, comfortable. Kitchen was adequately stocked, bed was comfortable (bonus points for a reading light on each side of the bed!!!), enjoyed the screen porch on the 1 night it was warm enough to eat out. Close to beaches. We enjoyed the 8 mile bike ride to the state park (though not for the faint of heart on a windy day). Nice to have bikes provided. This was a lovely, welcome respite for us from our busy lives. We enjoyed exploring the beaches, just relaxing in the cottage (okay, maybe a little work was done), reading & watching a couple movies, simple pleasures are all we need. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded property

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful secluded property! It is close to the beach, and dog friendly! It came with a grill, Bikes, and a non fire pit! The only downside was the knives were super dull, but we made it work! I will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a great week at a perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location with so much to do- short walk to beach or kayaking in the bay. We had everything we needed and more, including two bicycles to ride on the Cape. If you want a peaceful, quiet, nature-filled vacation, this is the place. Thanks Dawn and John for taking care of all our needs.

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Northwest Florida Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Scallop RePUBlic
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Joe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sand Bucket
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cape San Blas

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

Cape San Blas is 15 mile long Peninsula creating over 15 miles of continuous beaches and 15 miles of pristine bay front.. Our Cape is known for getting away from it all. No high rises within site as our county only allows buildings 3 stories high. An 8 mile bike path takes you to the State Park. Spend a day on the beach or rent a pontoon boat and spend the day on the day searching for Sea Turtles and Dolphins.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 10 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Aug 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.78
Pet Fee C$141.66
Damage Deposit C$257.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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