4,099 SQ. FT HOUSE SET ON 5 ACRES, A TRUE GETAWAY! - BAYSIDE

Tommy Cooley Jr

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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4,099 SQ. FT HOUSE SET ON 5 ACRES, A TRUE GETAWAY! - BAYSIDE

Cape San Blas House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 7 baths. 3 stories, private pool and dock

When you pull off the main road into the long winding driveway to the house you are transported back to 'Old Florida'. Time slows down. The 5 acres the house sits on becomes your own personal sanctuary. The house is water front with 265 front feet on St. Joseph Bay with no adverse encroachments.

THE HOUSE:

3 stories, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, wooden floors in common areas and bathrooms. Carpeted in bedrooms.

Floors/Stories:

There are three stories all adjoined by stairs. Bottom floor and second (main) floor have a small elevator connecting them.

-Bottom floor has: Laundry room (washer and dryer), supply room, extra refrigerator, and a bathroom.

-Main floor (second) has: Two bedrooms, a common bathroom, open floor plan that combines living areas and kitchen (tv, couches, 2 fireplaces, dining table, island bar) Kitchen has refrigerator, microwave, ice maker, stove and oven. Common areas and kitchen have been newly remodeled with granite counter tops and new cabinets. The entire back side of this floor consists of sliding glass doors that overlook picturesque St. Joseph Bay and Port St. Joe. Open and spacious! The outside is surrounded by a screened-in outside porch that opens to a beautiful sun deck overlooking St. Joseph Bay and the 500ft dock leading out to the bay.

-Upstairs: Stairs from the main floor lead you to a totally open floor plan that has couches and a ping pong table. This area is multi-functional and can be used for numerous activities. There are three bedrooms upstairs, which are described in more detail below.

Bedrooms:

2 master bedrooms are on the second (main) floor. Both have their own full bathrooms and comfortable California king beds. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 room has a king bed with full bathroom. The other two bedrooms upstairs have twin beds and share a common upstairs bathroom.

Outside the house:

There is a private fenced pool surrounded by palm trees. Large open covered deck area with hammock, outside shower, screened and plumbed scallop/fish cleaning area....all attaches to a 500 foot breathtaking dock out into St. Joe Bay.

Outside activities:

snorkeling, swimming, running, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunbathing, beach walking, seashell collecting, eco-tourism, horseback riding on beach, hunting, yard for games, grilling your favorite foods and RELAXING.

House Breakdown:

First Floor 201.3 Sq ft

Second Floor 2257.15 Sq ft

Third Floor 1640.25 Sq ft

Total Living Area (Rounded): 4099 Sq ft

Non-living Area

Pool 660.45 Sq ft

Underneath Parking 1363.82 Sq ft

Wood Deck 2153.44 Sq ft

Wood Deck 231.4 Sq ft

Storage 143 Sq ft

Storage 309.87 Sq ft

Utility 163.2 Sq ft

Wood Deck 100 Sq ft

Wood Deck 120 Sq ft

Wood Deck 100 Sq ft

Wood Deck 1071 Sq ft

Wood Deck 284.4 Sq ft

Wood Deck 440.8 Sq ft

Wood Deck 635.25 Sq ft

Open Porch 50.47 Sq ft

Concrete Patio 1739.5 Sq ft

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
Tommy Cooley Jr (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Tommy Cooley Jr

I will be 37 in May. I am oldest of two children and the only son. My father bought this house 22 years ago. We recently remodeled parts of it. This house is part of my childhood, and I love it dearly. I have decided to start renting it out now since the family does not use it as much. My sister has moved to Seattle, and my parents are.... lets say more mature. Our family is truly blessed and it shows in all the memories made at the CAPE!

Tommy Cooley Jr purchased this house in 1984

Why Tommy Cooley Jr chose Cape San Blas

I know you will enjoy the house as we have for 22 years, it truly is a gem.

What makes this house unique

Sits on 5 acres of land with lush landscape! Your private getaway! Own private pool, 500 foot dock and all the FL sun you want. You get to enjoy the best of both worlds. The bay and the gulf!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE
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4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3520018
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Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Birmingham AL
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Spring vacation

  • 5 of 5
The property is extremely private and quiet with only a glimpse of part of the house next door. There are beautiful lawns front and back. The swimming pool is completely fenced and well maintained. When we entered the house we could tell this was a real home with a history of family vacations and special times with good friends. The house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed spetacluar views of the bay as we had morning coffee on the deck watching the sunrise. When it rained we moved to the screened porch and when it got windy, we moved upstairs and tried to remember how to play pingpong. The large open bayfront with steps from the shore made for easy access to play in the bay. Beach access at the public park is only a few minutes walk down the bike path. A big thank you to the Cooley's for sharing their perfect vacation retreat.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
30A East
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas Beaches
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar & Triple Tails
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Indain Pass Raw Bar & Triple Tails
Car: recommended

A scenic, 10-minute drive east of Port St. Joe will take you to our most hidden beaches of Cape San Blas and Indian Pass. Each offers a character of its own with miles of shell-strewn, pet-friendly shorelines and a vast array of eco-excursions.

Begin your adventure into the (truly) wild blue yonder by heading east out of Port St. Joe, to scenic C-30A. Follow this two-lane road through the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve and take a right onto C-30E. Until you've actually laid eyes on the coastline of Cape San Blas, you're bound to underestimate this sandy stretch of splendor. Like a giant arm, the 17 mile long barrier peninsula, curves around St. Joseph Bay offering playful surf and white sand beaches on the Gulf side, with just a short walk across to spectacular fishing on the bay side. Once you arrive, you'll understand why it was America's #1-Ranked Beach, for its natural beauty, in 2002. The Cape is known for its clear, sometimes blue, sometimes green water and low, gentle surf-but there's a lot more to do than swim. Drag a chair to the beach with a book, throw a line to the surf, or comb the shore for treasures... but be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins schooling by. Scattered with shells including as giant cockles, angel wings, olive shells and lightening whelks, this pooch-friendly paradise is super soft and sparkling white.

Tired of relaxing? It does happen. Peddle Loggerhead Run bike trail for a different view (or better yet- for ice cream when you hit the end of the trail at Cone Heads!), browse through kitschy beach stores, or grab a few pounds of bay shrimp to steam while you watch the sun go down.

Looking for something more adventurous? Local outfitters will get you rigged...horseback riding is available, (and yes, you get to ride on the beach). Prefer something smoother? Canoe, kayak and sailboat rentals are nearby as well as diving, snorkeling and eco-excursions. Explore the bay. It's a giant aquarium! Wade fish grassy flats, or rent a kayak with your kids and glide above two feet of water for miles. Clear, shallow water offers hours of safe play and discovery for little ones as well as adults. Sand dollars, starfish, scallops and schools of colorful fish are fun to find-ten times more fun with a scoop net and mask! Our bay is a safe haven to fragile marine life that depend on sea grass for food and shelter, until they are old enough to swim out to the real world. (So, please don't let your boat propeller drag across the grass, it takes three years to grow back!)

St. Joe Bay is one of the few remaining areas in Florida where there is a significant bay scallop population. St. Joseph State Park is a great way for visitors to get to the bay and scoop them up. Wade out from shore or launch your boat from Eagle Harbor-you'll see why scalloping is one of our most popular summer activities.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

The link below describes our 2516-acre facility as miles of sugar white sand, superb views from high dunes and over 240 species of birds, with a boat ramp at Eagle Harbor. Or, you can just read what visitors had to say...

'My favorite state park in Florida' This is the best State Park in the Florida system, period. Miles of walking and biking. I don't know about the campsites but the cabins are excellent, all with their own little beaches, good swimming and even windsurfing....I am writing this from a cabin here and my Verizon 3g is good but bring a USB stick antenna if you need to be online...

'The Forgotten Coast' This was the most awesome state park I've ever seen! The white sandy beach on one side and the bay on the other. We could sun and swim on the secluded beach or go boating and snorkeling in the bay. Scallop season was plentiful and delish! For nature lovers like me, you will be amazed by all the state park...

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Availability & Rates

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Cape San Blas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Sep 30 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$3,300
 
 
Sping -Early Summer
Mar 1 2015 - May 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$10,000
 
 
Summer
May 3 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
$16,000
 
 
Scallop Season - Prime
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
$20,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 16.5%
Notes Holiday weeks and weekends will very in price based on demand.
Rental agreement outlines policies and final prices. High demand weeks, holiday weeks prices are subject to change........please inquire for more info.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cape San Blas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4099 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 16 people
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed, private bathroom and closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King bed, private bathroom and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private bathroom and closet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , shared bathroom, private closets
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , shared bathroom, private closet
  • ceiling fans in all bedrooms, all are spacious!
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I can set up all rental activities if you need me to before you arrive. Grocery shopping can be done, for a service fee. Charter fishing available. Perfect for large families or families that want to vacation together,. Small families will have tons of room!
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